It was a glorious weekend for running, with the Spring sunshine finally deciding to make an appearance for the 21 Striders taking on events. We have scoured the internet for results of events we know about, but if we have missed any out, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun shines for parkrunners
Starting with parkrun on Saturday morning, the Striders were represented at three events. At Harrogate, Guy Close was the first Strider to collect his finish token, completing the course in 19:54. Next back were Nicola Carter and Ian Mitchell, who were split by only 1 second, finishing in 22:04 and 22:05 respectively. They were joined on the Stray by Gareth Conkleton (24:13), Anthony Everitt (28:02), Andrea Price (28:12), Rob Charlesworth (28:43), a PB securing Joanna Simpson (30:20) and Emma Greveson (34:33).
At Fountains Abbey, Andy Robinson led home the Striders contingent of six with a PB time of 19:16. Jonny Chadwick had a solid run to notch a 22:45, and he was follows by Gemma Harding (25:18), Natalie Hale (30:04), Alison Jackson (30:09) and Irene George (31:06).
At Horton Park in Bradford, Tracy Allison finished with a time 29:33.
A 10k, A Marathon and an Adventure Race – Striders branching out into lots of different events!
The challenging Harewood House 10k was held on Sunday morning. This is a tough multi terrain course, with the final 1km up hill which gives the legs a real test to get over the finish line! Lucy Cartwright was the first Strider across the line, finishing just over the hour mark with a 01:01:07. Nor far behind was Joanne Fowler (01:02:00) and Bill Kirkpatrick finished his 2nd consecutive weekend of racing with a time of 01:06:20.
On Saturday, Graham Yare finished 5th in the ‘Liverpool to Leeds Canal Canter Marathon’, based at Kirkstall Abbey, with a time of 03:42:10.
A little further afield, new member James Warburton competed in the Kilarney Adventure Race in Ireland. This is a gruelling, multi-discipline, 55km event consisting of a 20km Cycle, 14km trail run, 11km Cycle, 1km Kayak and a final 9km Cycle. He finished on the podium, taking 3rd place with a time of 02:32:49.