Sixteen Stilton Striders headed to Ashby to take part in the Aldi Ashby 20 mile race billed as the premier pre London Marathon Training race and for other marathons and ultras taking place in the coming weeks. An excellently organised and challenging race over an undulating course and one that many do year on year. All were rewarded with the famous Ashby Hoodie and Cheese Cob.
First Male Strider was Stuart Shaw in 2.19.42 demonstrating good form in preparation for London and followed by Matthew Gayton 2.34.11. Michelle Farlow and Vicki Lowe training for London together ran side by side for the route and were pleased with pacing to achieve an excellent 2.44.19 and with Abigail Arnott 2.52.58 in training for an ultra. Also showing good form for London were Liz Goodbourn 2.54.23 and Kirsty Black 2.58.59. Next Strider was Greeba Heard 3.00.10, followed by Daniel Howley 3.09.11, David Hall 3.19.43, Jon Wilson 3.23.49, Brian Walking 3.27.40, Georgina Newcombe, 3.33.20, Helen Metcalfe, 3.42.19, Debs Wilson 4.00.09 and Matt Chalmers 4.30.43 (suffering a slip on route). Great support from striders marshalling; Emma Claire and Laura Peacock.