Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Bank holiday weekend races here and there...

There was plenty of racing going on this bank holiday weekend; here, there and everywhere.

In no particular order….

On Sunday was the popular Hatfield Broad Oak 10k and 39 Striders completed the course. First man was Alex Manton in 14th (35.58), then Antony Goodall in 16th (36.07) and Stuart Raven in 34th (38.07). The ladies were led by Sam Bilbie as first lady overall in 38.44; Sam was also first FV35. Sam was followed by newly returned Liz Davies in 38.44 and second lady and Rachel Roughan in 44.10. These ladies won the first ladies team.

Sarah Colbert ran the Framlingham Friday 5 and smashed the ladies v45 5 mile club record as she ran a time of 34.51 – well done Sarah!

Steven Armitage travelled to Edinburgh and did three races while he was there as part of the Edinburgh Marathon festival (like you do); the 5k and 10k on Saturday and then completed the marathon on Sunday in 3.45.

Paul Bridges did a couple of marathons; Saturday’s was in the south at Kent Roadrunner in 3.47 then one in the north on Sunday at Liverpool Rock and Roll in 3.41.

Mark Newton did the Vitality London 10k on Sunday in 32.23 and was 36th overall.

And last but by no means least Jon Byford travelled the furthest this weekend by going to South Africa for the Comrades marathon. For those not in the know this is actually 86.13km long and can either be run the “up” route or the “down” route. Jon completed this well within the cut off time and posted an excellent 8.52. Well done Jon.

Well done everyone who ran this weekend and apologies if I have missed anyone out.