Graham Welsh brings us all the gossip from another weekend of running
Newark Striders took part in a variety of Half Marathons this weekend. Richard Scott ran the Sunderland City Half Marathon, completing the course in 1:40:50, whilst in Yorkshire Steve Martin, Chris Draper and Rob Wilkinson ran in the Leeds Half Marathon. Steve knocked nearly 3 minutes off his time from last year, crossing the line in 1:45:40, a new personal best by over 2 minutes for Chris, finishing in 2:05:28 whilst Rob’s time was 2:27:17, a bit longer than it might have been as he paused for a while to assist another runner. To Leicestershire next where Jean-Louis Balestra was in the Bosworth Half Marathon, covering the 13.1 miles in 1:44:30. Six Newark Striders participated in the Clawson 10K, an undulating cross country event where good stile climbing technique comes in handy. Jon Rawson was first back in 57:44, Graham Welsh 58:47, David Taylor 60:53, Nick Harrison 79:53. Becky Clift, fresh from Saturday’s Tough Mudder event at Belvoir Castle, and Donna Beveridge completed the event as a walk. Bev Hancock was at the Canicross Midlands Magic Mile, where she ran a dog assisted mile of 5:43, along with Clare Stainton who did the mile in 7:31.
In non racing news, Striders were involved in the inaugural Newark Junior Parkrun as well as the usual variety of Sunday training runs and assisting with the staffing of the Newark Half Marathon stand at the county show. Well done everyone!