8 May 2016 – Clawson 10k

A perfect day for spectating at this year’s Clawson 10k, with sunshine and warm temperatures a shock to the system for the runners.  158 started this hilly 10k – the climbs and descents giving it the feel of a fell race.  The route would be familiar to anyone who has joined one of our head torch runs from Long Clawson over the last couple of years – although it is definitely a different test in the sunshine as opposed to the dark, wind and rain!

There was a bumper turn out of Stilton Striders for this local favourite, with Katie Hateley taking home a chunk of Stilton as 3rd lady and four other top 10 finishes (some aided by a number of other runners going off course).
Luke Eggleston (4th, 46.53), Darren Glover (5th, 47.03), Rob Beers (6th, 49.30), Rich Gray (8th, 49.46), Michael Atton (14th, 51.14), Katie Hateley (3rd lady, 22nd overall, 52.49), Dan Valencia (23rd, 53.14), John Houghton (33rd, 56.29), Dan Howley (44th, 58.40), Louise Houghton (46th, 61.17), Sarah Procter (50th, 62.56) and Lynda Harris (57th, 65.02).  Nicholas Smith, Celina Silver and their dog (all representing Stamford Striders) were 116th in 80.41.  Di’s junior Striders training sessions are also clearly paying off with Finn Mulholland first junior in 68.37 and Archie Parrott in 76.50.