22 May 2016 – Gaddesby 7 (LRRL)

11 Striders ran the Gaddesby 7 – a new race addition to the race calendar for the LRRL. The route was familiar for many of us as on our doorstep; all well organised and with great marshalls along the course including our very own Shane Sharkey on road duty. Forgetting the first 2 miles of hills there was a thrilling downhill finish.

There was an impressive first league race return for Natalie Teece coming 8th place in the ladies race in 49.20, and a Striders debut run for Alan Thompson 49.30. First Strider was Luke Eggleston 45.05 just followed by Matthew Gayton 45.19 (love a bit of striders competition), then Darren Glover 45.46, Natalie Teece 49.20, Alan Thompson 49.30, Clive Kent 51.40, John Houghton 54.11, Louise Houghton 55.21, Vicki Lowe 56.30, Ben Pickard (who ran there and back!) 59.52, and Jenny Kent 1:10. 

Thanks to our Strider supporters along the way and Matt Chalmers for taking some great pics. All enjoyed well earned scones after race freshly made by Lou earlier that morning.  [Vicki]