West End 8

West End 8

Fantastic running all round from the Stilton Striders

A group of stilton striders travelled not far  up the road to Queniborough for the 1st round of the Leicester road running league summer series , the West end 8 , an unusual distance and the only race of 8 miles in Leicestershire this is a popular race relatively flat but with a tough climb through South Croxton at around halfway , summer league races are open so non club runners can enter and nearly 550 started on a bright mild morning ,

First back for Stilton was Mark Stoneley having an excellent race in 55th place in 51min 4 secs , followed next by Darren Glover in 60th in 51.08 , then first lady for the club in 72nd overall and 3rd lady on the day Natalie Teece in 52.22 , then Matt Gayton 53.34 , Harris Millar 54.24 , Andy Nicholls 55.21 , Ian Howe 57.34 ,having another close race was Julie Bass and Michelle Farlow, both recording 59.14 , Vicki Lowe 1.01.41 , Tam Nicol 1.02.56 , Sharon Eshelby 1.04.03 , Mike Brighty 1.06 28 , Emma Hope 1.14.07 , and Kaye Mead 1.19.42 .

During the prize presentation , overall prizes for the 4 race winter league were also presented.

Natalie Teece received an award for 3rd senior lady overall, her second trophy of the day , Nick Brown was awarded 2nd vet 50 , and Julie Bass was awarded 2nd vet 55 .