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Thu 23 Nov Long & Short 7.00pm

ASDA Loop/ Threshold 8min2minrec5x400m(5k pace)45sec8min 8.00pm

 

Zut alors he's done it again

12 April 2010

The Paris marathon proved a happy hunting ground for Springfield Striders again this year with three impressive runs.

Husband and wife Paula and Ian Cardy ran 3.46.13 and 3.09.10 respectively, but the star of the show was the unstoppable Paul Molyneux.

 Almost every time the 29 year old dons a white and yellow vest he rewrites the club’s record books. Running with the leading French lady (who finished second), Paul enjoyed some excellent television coverage as he pounded the streets of the capital in a superb personal best time of 2.24.28. He felt he was on for an even better time but suffered from a stomach cramp with two miles to run. Paul was also the first Brit to finish.

Gary Rayner and Darren Sutton ran the Paddock Wood half marathon. It was well organised, a nice rural flat course. Conditions were good. Gary  was pleased with his time, 1hour and 22 minutes 36 seconds and Darren ran 1hour 27 minutes and 56 seconds.

 

Striders end season with a splash

12 April 2010

The long cross country season came to a close with the Stebbing fixture. Normally this toughest of all league races takes place in the cold of midwinter but due to frozen ground in December was postponed. A pile up of fixtures meant that Sunday was the first available date.

In glorious sunshine the large field set off only to see the leader and eventual winner Gary Chandler stack it at the first boggy section. Undeterred Chandler went on to a convincing victory on the wet and muddy course. He led the Striders to first place on the day and a share of the title with Leigh on Sea who had been in pole position all season.

Mark Newton had his usual strong run for third spot, but it was James Neugebauer who starred with a superb sixth place finish. Mark Waine and Paul Anderson also made the top ten and with great backing from Andy Mason and Andy Lovelock the white and yellow vests were clear winners.

In the ladies race the hosts Grange Farm had a clean sweep to finish in a tie with Leigh with the Striders back in third. However the team of Sarah Colbert, Jennifer Macaulay, Jo Gemmill, Sue Clarke, Karen Chapman, Kerry Marsh and Mary Dyer finished an excellent second on the day. Thanks for the cakes again Mary.

 

Full results on chatboard

 

Greg and Nikki win at Purleigh, but Gary and Tracy win series

5 April 2010

Another successful Easter weekend of trails was completed at the Roundbush today with 125 competitors braving a strong headwind in the opening miles.

Last man off Greg Deacon surprised himself by snatching victory from Gary Chandler by just 36 seconds, but Nikki Brockbank won by almost 4 minutes with her stunning run which placed her 8th in the race.

Tracy Woodyard's dogged run was good enough to retain the overall. Despite his second place Gary Chandler still took the overall ahead of Andy Mason and Tim Brockington.

Full results on chatboard (Studs and Mud)

   

Andy and Tracy take lead

4 April 2010

Andy Mason and Tracy Woodyard went to the top of the leaderboard with wins at the third trail of the series today.

The Stag at Little Easton has always been the venue but this year was hosted by Trailfreaks rather than the B Team. Another good turnout saw many tired legs tackling the hilly course.

66 Striders have so far taken part this weekend with the other 240 expected to turn up tomorrow for the final race from the Roundbush at Purleigh. Starts from 10am Helen and I will be partaking of one of the fine breakfasts in the attached cafe from about 9.15. Do not disturb.

Full results on chatboard

 

Chandler Fords into Massive Lead

3 April 2010

Over 100 competitors braved the showers and slippery conditions on day 2 of the Easter Eggstravaganza trail series.

Gary Chandler stormed to a second win in two days with a superb 54.50. Only Andy Mason in second place was also able to beat the hour with a fine 59.22. A clean sweep for the Striders with John Beaumont third.

Tracy Woodyard also claimed win number two with a strong 1.05.09 for another top ten position.

Full results on the chatboard now.

The Stag at Little Easton is the venue for Sunday's race.

 

   

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