29th Aug 2015 – Tim Wealthall Miles

Stuart Gregory was the only Strider to take part in the Tim Wealthall Miles event in Nottingham. Stuart was competing in the first supporting race of the night in the 6 to 10 minute category.  Having just recovered from a minor chest issue, Stuart lined up at the starting hoping for a top three finish.

After the official starter had lined up the field, they were off with a group of four including Stuart setting the early pace.  He completed the first lap in 1.32 and the second in 1.35.  Unfortunately this did not continue as side effects of his recent issues began to show in lap three as the pace dropped and the final two laps took 2.30 and 2.40 respectively.  This resulted in a fight to hold onto a now distant 5th place.  Luckily enough ground had been gained early in the race to hold on to 5th by just six seconds, finishing in 8min 16sec – 5th place and 2nd senior male in the race, his best finishing position to date.  [Stuart]