Knight sets new club record at Oldbury
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.