Stilton Strider’s Jason Barton was in top form as he raced to a new personal best and a top 6 finish in a 550- strong field at Whitwick last week.
Barton joined his club mates at this year’s Carl Rutt Memorial 10K, the latest round of the Leicestershire road running league.
The race, hosted by the Hermitage Harriers, is held annually on a ruthless hilly course, but he clocked a super PB of 34min 57 Secs to cross the line in sixth place.
Next to cross the line for the Striders was Luke Eggleston with another strong run with a time of 39:05, while Stuart Shaw (39:53) also broke the 40 minute barrier.
Mark Stoneley clocked 41:10, just ahead of Nick Brown (41:25), making his welcome Striders return.
Darren Glover was next back in a time of (41:38), Natalie Teece was first Strider lady home in a 104th place overall in a time of 42:40, followed by Katie Hateley (47:03), Louise Houghton (50:11), Sarah Procter (51:06), David Hall (51:47), John Houghton (52:07).
Just six seconds separated Vanessa Walker (57:35) and Laura Pickard who crossed the finish line very strong and recorded a new PB with a time of (57:41).