It was a weekend of differing events for club members –from parkruns to marathons.
Striders headed out to four different parkruns on Saturday morning. At Harrogate, Paul Heywood set a PB with a time of 26:18 and he was joined by Edna Wood, who completed the event in PB time of 27:56. Nicola Carter visited the Gateshead event and took the 1st lady spot in a PB time of 21:17. Guy Close set his 3rd PB in a row at Fountains Abbey, completing the course in 19:18. At Wetherby, Anthony Everitt stopped the clock on 27:50.
On Sunday morning, perfect running conditions greeted 13 Striders at the Fountains 10k. Tom Calvert set an excellent time of 38:42 to take 8th place, just holding off Martin Brock who completed the multi terrain course in 39:22. James Wright was next up the final climb to the finish line, stopping the clock on 43:28. Nicola Carter was the first lady Strider across the line (44:54), just holding off Ian Mitchell (45:12).Sean Brennan had a strong run to finish in 46:27 and was followed by Derek Calvert who just dipped under the 50 minute mark with a time of 49:59. Gemma Harding was next (55:44), shortly followed by prolific racer Andrea Price (59:41). Completing his first event in Striders colours (and his longest run ever) was Paul Heywood in a time of 01:00:48. Edna Wood was only 7 seconds behind Paul (01:00:55), with Dawn Richardson (01:01:59) and Anne Cooley (01:11:40) completing the Striders line up.
The club had two representatives in the London Marathon. Graham Yare, finished in 03:26:54, securing him a PB for the marathon distance. Katie Gray was also in the capital and secured a finish time of 05:44:55. Well done to Graham and Katie from all at Striders.