It was a mild morning for parkrun on Saturday, with Striders visiting five different venues. At Harrogate, Martin Brock broke the Striders parkrun record at the course with a PB time of 18:31. He was joined by Ian Mitchell (20:47), a PBing Andy Roberts (21:53), Julian Carr (22:27), Derek Calvert (22:44), Paul Heywood (25:05 – PB), Mark Shelton (26:53), Tony Everitt (27:05), Tracy Allison (27:56), Rob Charlesworth (28:16) and Emma Hall (34:50 – PB).
Over at York, Eric Morley secured a time of 26:32. At the Riverside event in Chester Le Street, Nicola Carter stopped the clock on 21:05. Dawn Richardson warmed up for the Ripon 10 Mile with a visit to Fountains Abbey parkrun, finishing in at time of 28:11. At Keswick, which will be descended on by Striders this coming weekend for the 1st club trip of 2016, Simon Shaw made a welcome return to running after 9 months out injured to record a time of 20:27.
Sunday – Race Day!
On Sunday, Striders were represented at three events – a 10k, a 10 mile and a Triathlon. In Stamford Bridge near York, three Striders took on the fast and flat Derwent Dash 10k. James Wright finished in 39:50 securing a PB over the 10k distance. Guy Close was close behind, finishing in 40:06. Clare Rogers was another PBer for the distance, finishing in 01:01:54.
At the Ripon 10 Mile, regular racers Andrea Price and Dawn Richardson completed the multi terrain event, which includes some running through the Studley Royal estate. They finished in 01:38:44 and 01:40:58 respectively.
Two members visited the Harrogate Triathlon based at Ashville College. In the Sprint event, consisting of a 420m swim, 24km bike and 5km run, new member James Warburton finished 1st in his age category with a time of 01:12:46. Taking on her first triathlon event, Tracy Allison took on the ‘Try a Tri’ race which consisted of a 180m swim, 12km bike and 2.5km run. Tracy clocked a time of 01:08:33.
Up the Fells
On Tuesday 10th May, two Striders took on the Jack Bloor fell race based at Ilkley. The 8.4km course, with over 350m of climbing, was completed by Keith Emery (45:23) and Sue Morley (01:06:52 – 1st V60).