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Tues 14 August 6 x 1100m (Sandford Mill) 7.45pm

Thur 16 August Pyramids/Pair Relays 7pm/Winter Route No2 8pm



New Club Record for Paul

Paul Molyneux ran to a new club record in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. His time of 2.23.52 was good enough to be first Briton home and 39th overall. He had excellent support from Chris Burgoyne in 2.44.47, but Gary Chandler uncharacteristically suffered with a 3.12.44 clocking.

The road runners at home were also claiming personal bests and prizes. June Allen led the way at the Felixstowe Half Marathon with second lady and first O/35 in a new best time of 1.26.26 as she finished 15th overall in one of her favourite races.

At Tiptree the men took the team prize with great performances from Lee Martin (3rd), Paul Dobson (6th and 1st O/40), Paul Anderson (9th) and Tony Hopwood (12th). Nikki Brockbank achieved another PB in finishing as fourth lady overall. Lee and Nikki become the 2010 Club 10 mile champions.


Solid Start at One Tree Hill

The cross country season got underway this weekend with the first Essex League fixture at One Tree Hill. The Striders’ ladies finished 7th from 19 teams but were only a few points from fourth spot with some fine team running. Sarah Colbert led the way with Nicola Pyle, Jennifer Macaulay and Lynn Tanner the scoring runners. Lynn was as usual the first O/55. Good runs also came from debutant Kirsty Williams, Kerry Marsh , Becky Tuff and Sarah Knowles.

With the club’s top runners concentrating on the roads this weekend the Striders’ men did well to place 10th with impressive runs from Paul Anderson, Kev Harris, Stuart Raven, Mark Waine, John Byford and Paul Stukas. Anthony Marsh, Andy Lovelock, Richard Taylor, Jason Praill, Des Gilmore, Malcolm Savage, Tim Brockington, Paul Wheeldon, Darran Hull and Dave Milton also featured.

A good turnout from both the ladies and mens teams, thanks.


PBs at Breezy Southend

Almost 1500 competitors ran along the front at Southend in breezy but dry conditions. First home for the Striders were Paul Anderson and Nikki Brockbank who both claimed new personal bests. There were also PBs for Gary Joslin and Paul Bridges.

Too late to get an entry at Southend Paul Moyneux and Chris Burgoyne went to Manuden near Stansted to run the local 10K. Paul won with Chris third. Richard Taylor made the top twenty and rumour has it that they won the team prize.

Another prizewinner was Vic Curren who was second lady to finish at the Hylands Park Charity 10km.


Essex Way Relay

A huge thank you to the 89 Springfield Striders that ran yesterday.
It's a great achievement to have you all competing in the yellow and white, especially the newer members for which this was their first competitive event.
I hope you all felt the team spirit that our club enjoys while participating in these events.

Myself and Julian were with the event right from start to finish, and witnessed some fine performances from everyone from the 1st team down to the last. So please pat yourselves on the back for a job well done.

Unfortunately  we could only manage runners up positions in all three of the competitions. The Open Men’s event was close on the 1st Leg with a fine sprint finish between Paul Dobson and Colchesters Allen Smalls. From then on Colchester tightened their grip on the title with some consistent top 3 finishes. Although our men continued to fight for the overall result, we couldn't quite match them.

The Ladies started off with some excellent results with 1st positions in the early legs for Sarah Colbert, June Allen, Nikki Brockbank and Tracy Alexandrou. All was looking good for the Ladies winning the team event until the later stages when Benfleet's ladies appeared to turn up and post some excellent results. We thought it would be close in the end but the ladies did indeed lose out to Benfleet.

Finally, the Vets team spent all day posting some excellent results, with no apparent weak legs. I was quietly confident that the Vets were in a commanding position, but without knowing the running results we weren’t aware of a sneaky Grange Farm vets team that were quietly doing their thing throughout the day. Ultimately we finished as runners up, which is still a fine acheivement for the over 45's of the club.

All in all, a great day with a great atmosphere and some great performances. Well done and thanks again. Results



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