Not the best of Strider turnouts for the 1st Summer League – Westend 8. However, some great times achieved from the six striders that tackled this 8 mile course around Queniborough and South Croxton. Great support was received from Shane, and Ben well placed right at the top of the hill at South Croxton to cheer us all up it, and from Louise Houghton on her bike. Jason Barton came 6th overall in a fantastic 46.11, followed by Matthew Gayton 50.54, Luke Eggleston 51.03, Michael Cooke 58.00, Vicki Lowe, 1.03:37, and Jenny Kent 1:23:15. PBs for Matthew and Jenny . Big thanks to Clive Kent for taking some great action photos. [Vicki]
A warm and sunny Sunday morning greeted the runners at the final ‘winter’ league race of 2015, the West End 8. One of the more challenging league courses, the first two miles are steadily uphill, followed by nearly two miles (slightly) down and then a steep hill into (and out the other side of) South Croxton. There is then around four miles of downhill and a bit of flat into the finish.
Jason Barton had another great run to finish in 46.59 (16th overall, 12th Senior Male), followed home by Luke Eggleston (54.18), who held off Greg Pettingill (3rd MV55, 54.47). Shane Sharkey (56.10), Rich Gray (58.01) and Stuart Gregory (82.26) completed the Striders contingent.
Full results can be found on the Network website.