A fresh, bright winter’s morning provided ideal running conditions for a record field of 667 at the first winter league race of 2015, the Barrow 6. A redesigned start didn’t take away the usual challenges of this rolling 6 mile road race.
With 17 Stilton Striders in attendance (the club’s largest turnout in the league for a few years), there were league debuts for Matt Gayton (41.03), Sarah Lawrence (54.53) and Luke Eggleston (42.59).
Joining Sarah to make up the ladies team were Vicki Lowe (46.14, 7th in her category) and Louise Houghton (49.03).
Scoring for the men’s team were Jason Barton (34.38, 16th place), Darren Glover (39.06), Greg Pettingill (40.20, 5th in his category), Richard Gray (40.18), Simon Bottrill (40.59), Shane Sharkey (41.30), together with Matt and Luke. They were ably supported by Ben Pickard (44.06), Iain Howe (44.10), Neil Jaggard (44.51), Dan Valencia (44.52), John Houghton (45.44) and Stuart Gregory (57.03).
The next race in the series is the Markfield 10k on Sunday 8th February. Full results and latest league tables are on the Leicestershire Vision 2020 Athletics Network website.