Saturday 9th October saw thirty fab Striders took part in the thirteenth event in our 2021 Ben Campbell Club Championship series, at Conyngham Hall parkrun.
We are guaranteed at least one new name on our list of champions this year, as Vanessa El-Etriby continued her dominance of the category, finishing as the first female at the event and clocking up her tenth ‘1’ in the championship!
Once again this has proven to be our biggest category, with an incredible 36 Striders having registered results so far! On the day it was Carla Reddish – having only recently returned to action – who clocked up her second consecutive win in the category, clocking a PB of 23:09 around the riverside course. The championship however is already certain to stay in the capable hands of Nicola Carter, having already secured a perfect seven ‘1’s – with only three events now remaining, that can’t be beaten! A fascinating battle for the podium positions between Sima, Debbie and Carla looks set to run right to the final event though!
This championship category will be heading to either Tom Calvert or James Ireland, but with both away for the weekend, this was a chance for others stake their claim for a podium position. Tom Wilson did that in fine style, finishing first in the event itself and clocking his second win in what is our swiftest category. Fresh (?) from his fine London Marathon, James Wright continued his fine season just ahead of Aidan McNab. Quite how the podium will shake out will become clearer as the season progresses!
The thirteenth event proved lucky for John Hamilton, who registered his seventh result in the championship, immediately propelling himself to the top of the standings! His searing time of 20:06 was another PB and a fine way to celebrate sealing a second consecutive championship. Nik Forman looks set to secure the runner-up position in the category, having already clocked up more events than anyone else at his first attempt, whilst the final podium position looks set for a tussle between Steve Ellmore, Ian Mitchell and Martin Brock.
For the second year, we have also organised results into ‘Overall standings’. This has produced an incredibly tight set of standings throughout the season and whilst Tom Calvert currently sits atop the table, Nicola and James Ireland remain firmly in contention!
To view all the standings and details of forthcoming rounds, head over to our championship page now! 2021 Championship Page