I travelled to long Bennington on Friday evening to do this 10k organised by Grantham RC. I was the only strider, but it was a long way and further than I thought and made it to start line about 2 mins to gun . Great field for this race 800+ with some very fast times at the top . A circular loop up and down but on the whole a quick course I would say. Well organised and lots of crowd cheers including Tony with my dog. Well earned bottle of cider in my goody bag for him. Did 47.35 and pretty pleased with that and was great to bump into my friend jo shore (previously a strider)
A large group of Stilton Striders raced in the Beacon Solstice, a five-mile trail race around Beacon Hill Country Park. Luke Eggleston finished second overall after an excellent run, clocking 32min 09secs, while clubmate was seven places back in ninth after posting 33.50, to finish first vet 40.
Other Striders times: Jacqui Riley 45.29, Brian Walkling 46.22, Helen Plant 46.57, Ray Walker 47.22, Liz Heaton 47.45, Sarah Lawrence 48.42, Matt Chalmers 49.25, Liz Parkinson 49.30, Vanessa Walker 50.06, Celia Brown 51.14, Greeba Heard 51.41, Kathy Walsh 51.41, Deborah Wilson 52.11, Laura Pickard 52.41, Kaye Mead 53.54, Elaine Bottrill 57.02, Laura Peacock 58.06, Shaun Staff 58.21, Jenny Kent 60.09. The race was also open to canicross, where runners race with a dog which has to be attached to the runner, usually with a lead system fitted around the runner’s waist.
Read more at: http://www.meltontimes.co.uk/sport/stilton-strider-luke-shines-at-beacon-solstice-1-8017523
A small group of Stilton Striders joined 683 runners to take part in the 3rd summer Leicestershire Road Running League Race (the Swithland 6) – a very scenic one lap course with a particularly challenging hilly last mile. It was Nick Brown to lead the Strider men grabbing an awesome 5th age category place and 59th position in 37.31. Very close behind him and challenging for a top strider spot was Alan Thompson in 37.58 (66 place), and Darren Glover 38.17 (75 place). Other men David Hall (10th cat vet) in 48.08, and Daniel Howley 01.02.
On the ladies side Natalie Teece was again first strider lady in 39.32 (7th Lady), followed by Julie Bass 44.25 (3rd vet placing) in 44.25 and achieving her much deserved Gold time. Other ladies: Michelle Farlow 45.10, Vicki Lowe 45.49, Abi Arnott 46.35, Lou Houghton 47.48.
A bit more on the Club Standards:
Julie has been running very well and to acheive a Gold Standard time is hugely impressive. There are other levels to aim for, such as Bronze, or Copper and for many, a lower standard time is still a massive acheivement as it’s on the very upper limit, or beyond their race pace.
If you’re interested, Club standard times can be found here:
Mens club standards
Women’s club standards
The club introduced the club standard awards a few years ago as an incentive for some. The rules, together with mens standards and womens standards are attached below. In essence, the challenge is to achieve three race times in the year that are better than the standard level you are running at – those who achieve either their first award, or the next standard up, will then receive their award at the club’s annual awards dinner.
Club standard rules
Go for it and submit your Standard times at the end of the year!
Two Striders travelled to Liverpool to enjoy their weekends in this magical city. A great playlist kept the runners going with bands every mile. This was a challenging course up and down the city taking in all the sights including the Cavern Club, Penny Lane, Stanley Park, Anfield and Goodison Park. Vicki Lowe did the half marathon in 1.42 45. Matthew Gayton did the full marathon and achieved 3.17 on this challenging course.
Nick Brown travelled to Chester for the Chester half marathon and in a field of over 4700 Nick finished in an excellent 80th place in 1hr 25 min and was 2nd Vet50.
A large group of stilton striders travelled up the road to Gaddesby for the 2nd round of the Leicester road running league summer series the ‘Gaddesby 7’.
In a field of nearly 500 runners, First back for the club in 57th place was Darren Glover in 45mins 35 secs, followed in 62nd by Natalie Teece in 46.11 who was 2nd lady on the day, then:
Alan Thompson in 46.46,
Tam Nicol in 51.28,
Julie Bass 53.16,
Michelle Farlow 53.27,
Vicki Lowe 54.28,
Michael Cooke 54.33,
Dan Howley 54.46,
Liz Goodbourn 55.15,
Kirsty Black 56.01,
Sharon Eshelby 56.26,
John Houghton 56.25,
Louise Houghton 58.32,
David Hall 59.48,
Nick Pryke 63.45,
Celia Bown 64.32,
Vanessa walker 65.31
and Ray Walker 76.10.