Press report 7th December 2017

16 Dec 2017


It was a much quieter weekend of domestic racing for the Striders with five runners starting, but only four of them finishing their events.

All the finishers were at the Edwinstowe Trail 10k, run in the picturesque Sherwood Forest Country Park on Sunday morning. Dawn Bottoms took the plaudit as the first Strider home, completing the challenging course in 55:03. This placed her 230th out of almost 500 runners. She was followed home by Clare Haywood [61:03], Richard Wilcock, in a season’s best time of 65:47 and Ruth Marples, fast becoming the club’s 10k trail run expert, in 71:05.

The unfortunate runner was James Croft at the Nottingham Christmas marathon. He was having a great run until the 18th mile when he was overcome by illness and wisely decided not to continue.

The prize for the most distant running location was shared by Maureen and David Allen who took part in the Lower Hutt parkrun in New Zealand. Interestingly the club now has the 22nd highest number of participants at this location. Hanna Bennett missed out on that accolade although she was the most prolific runner in the week. She had travelled to the heat of Barbados where she took on one mile, 5k and half marathon races in successive days.

Back in the UK the next Junior training session will start on Tuesday evening at the Gainsborough Academy at 5:30 p.m. Next Tuesday’s adult session will start from outside DW Sports in Marshall’s Yard at 7:15 p.m. with the Thursday evening training run starting outside Queen Elizabeth High School at 6:30 p.m. Hi-visibility clothing will be required for both adult sessions. New members, of any ability, are welcome to attend any of the sessions.