A large group of Stilton Striders travelled to Kibworth for the first race in this year’s Leicestershire Road Running League, with some of our new runners having started with the highly successful Melton Running Club it was great to have a few making their league debut.
In cold windy snowy conditions on a very tough course, first back for the club in 59th position was Luke Eggleston in 37.33. He was followed by Darren Glover in 74th in 38.59, close behind was Nick Brown in 39.06.
Next Strider, and a fantastic 3rd placed lady overall, was Natalie Teece in 39.24. She was followed by Alan Thompson 40.20, Matt Gayton 40.48, Harris Millar in his first 6 mile race 41.00 and Clive Kent 43.52.
Julie Bass in her first league race in 20 years was 2nd in her age category next in 45.12, followed by Michelle Farlow 45.26, Vicki Lowe 45.45 and 2nd in her age category, Kirsty Black returning after 3 years 47.47, Liz Goodbourn 48.09, Nick Pryke 49.30, Sarah Lawrence 50.42, Mel Willatt 53.19, Ray Walker 53.35, Celia Bown 56.19, Emma Hope in her first 6 mile race 56.31, Vanessa Walker 56.41and Jenny Kent 61.41.
[All times are Chip times which I think is a better reflection of everyone’s individual 6 mile race time – Darren]