Knight sets new club record at Old­bury

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FOUR Striders trav­elled south to race the an­nual 10-mile road race around Old­bury to mark the start of me­tero­log­i­cal au­tumn. He­len Knight led the club home as the third Lv40 finisher in a new club record of 1:09:12. Amanda Steer fin­ished first in her V45 cat­e­gory in 1:12:32. Gary Smith ran a solid 1:13:23 and Mike Crossely came home in 1:23:36.

Three Striders trav­elled north to race in the Cotswold Trail Half around the Winch­combe hills and foot­paths. Chal­leng­ing but fun, Eoin Mc­quone was first home for the club in 1:50:47, with Ed Thomp­son fin­ish­ing in 2:02:11 and Gavin Jer­man in 2:02:36.

The an­nual Me­teor Mile was run on the run­way at Staver­ton Air­port and five Striders clocked good times on the night. Amelia Mullins was the first club finisher on the night in a fast

The Al­most Ath­letes or­gan­ised evening Bu­gatti 10k saw four Striders do their best around the roads at the base of the Prescott Hill Climb. Tim Brock regis­tered a 10k PB time of 45:36. An­drew Gage clocked 46:45, Ed Col­lier fin­ished in 47:11 and Mike Speke ran a solid 52:20.

In the County Cham­pi­onship Road 5k, run around the lanes at Hares­field, Jon Howes came away with a bronze MV40 medal in a time of 18:23, Eoin Mc­quone regis­tered a fast 19:26, Rich Shard­low clocked 20:26, Amelia Mullins won bronze in LV40 in a time of 21:27, An­drew Gage fin­ished in 21:55; He­len Howes in 22:41 and MV60 run­ner David James clocked 23:00.

He­len Knight and Amanda Steer com­peted in the Thorn­bury evening 10k race. Knight fin­ished as fourth lady but first in her LV40 cat­e­gory in 42:33, while Steer fin­ished as fifth lady and first in her LV45 cat­e­gory in 42:59.

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