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Orange becomes yellow, for one night only

Newark Striders changed into yellow last Monday for a 5K run in support of the loveforlittleliam trust.

Tuesday evening saw the second race in the Lincoln Wellington AC 5K series. Peter Davis recorded a time of 21:59, 1st in age category and Stephen Tomlinson finished in 24:25. Meanwhile, 4 Striders were competing  in the first race of the Holme Pierrepont Running Club (HPRC) Grand Prix 4 race series at Rushcliffe Country Park.  Jan Bailey finished 5th, covering the 4 miles in 23:05, followed by David Cross 28:13, Philippa Clarke 32:59 and Rob Wilkinson 38:45. 

On to Thursday and to Holme Pierrepont for the County Championships 10K, which also constituted the second race of the HPRC Grand Prix.  There was a field of 408 and the event attracted many of the county’s  top runners. Jan Bailey was 8th overall in a time of 36:29, Lewis Hopkinson 14th in 37:23, Peter Davis 45:12, David Cross 46:16, Philippa Clarke 52:09, Rob Wilkinson 1:00:13. Peter Davis won Gold in the V65 age category and Jan Bailey Bronze in the V35.

The club held its Michael Brompton memorial 5K and 10K runs on Friday evening

On Saturday Nick Harrison and Ruth Houlder took on the Ladybower Trail Marathon and covered more than 15 miles and climbed in excess of 1000 feet before being required to withdraw. At Clumber Park Anthea Moisey and her daughter were scrambling over obstacles and crawling through mud in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy 5K event.

To Sunday and 29 Striders completed the Lincoln 10K. The race was rescheduled from March and the snowy weather responsible for the postponement was a distant memory in the warm and sunny conditions that characterised all of this week’s events. Jan Bailey was in 21st place from 3724 finishers in a time of 35:18, 4th in age category, followed by Simon Roberts 39:04. The heat didn’t deter Ted Behl, who earned a new PB of 44:58 or Danielle Forsey, who was 21st lady from 1675 finishers in a time of 45:22. Next in was Graham Welsh with 48:19, then Richard Webster 49:10, Tom Spelman 50:47, Jason Cobb & Steve Padgett both 52:06, Chris Draper 53:36 PB, Alie Johnson 54:02 first 10K and PB. Dan Endersby was the next Newark Strider over the line in 55:10, followed by Stephen Tomlinson 55:42, Bev Hancock 55:46, Jason Priest 57:40, Nicki Padgett 58:06, Michelle Starbuck 58:28, Jane Hall 58:38 and Rob Wilkinson 1:02:44. Katie Gabbitas completed her first 10K event, registering a time of 1:03:01 PB, Sarah-Jane Cobb 1:05:43, Natalie Sellars 1:06:05, Heather Green and Bernie Divall together in 1:09:06, Alex Doy 1:12:08 first 10K and PB 1:12:08. Di Holmes finished in 1:12:22, Paula Nichols 1:22:58 Tom Stimson 1:23:28.

Finally to Holkham, Norfolk where John Palmer was competing in his first Half Ironman competition, completing the swim, cycle and run in 6:20.

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