HBO Gold for the ladies
The popular Hatfield Broad Oak 10k is held in conjunction with the village’s flower festival on Bank Holiday Monday so there is plenty to see and do on the day as well as cheer on your fellow runners. An ideal spectator’s race and this was no exception this year as Strider support was strong.
39 Striders ran the race; 22 men and 17 women.
The ladies excelled themselves by winning ladies Gold team consisting of Samantha Bilbie, Kate Mills, Polly Bridgman and Nichola Hands. Samantha was also first lady overall with a fantastic time of 38.40.
Mark Newton was second overall and grabbed himself the male open prize in 33.47 and was narrowly beaten by the winner in a chase to the end.
There were many PBs also from Dan Summers, Polly Bridgman, Nicky Hands, Caroline Adlem, Steve Bugden, Gareth Thomas, Richard Rule and Kerry Marsh
Well done to Janet Hill who completed the Red Rose 100 in Lancashire in 31hrs 59.
A few Striders competed at the Essex County Championships (track) at Chelmsford on Saturday.
Gary Chandler was 9thin the Senior Men’s 3000m, Mark Waine and Gary 7thand 8threspectively in the Vet men 1500m, Peter Chubb 8thin the Senior men 5000m and Andy Thomas 6thin the unorthodox Vet men’s 300m.
Paul Bridges has done two marathons this week so far: on Monday he ran the Cakeathon (loving the name!) in 3hrs 49 and today (Wednesday) he ran the Dunkirk Marathon (which wasn’t actually in Dunkirk, it was to commerate Dunkirk) in 4hrs 01 in hot conditions and 7 laps out and back.
Remember if you have run a race, keep posting on here or on facebook so I can include it in my report. Please include pictures if you can although these are often on Facebook.
Warm day at Baddow
A surprisingly sunny and warm morning greeted runners for the Baddow 10, a popular local race around Great Baddow and Galleywood. A strong contingent of Striders turned out both running and supporting around the route.
Springfield Striders 30th birthday celebrations
Details of the 30th birthday celebrations are now on facebook and the chatboard!!
Prizes at Halstead
A hot and sunny day for the Halstead Marathon this week; and several runners felt it throughout the course which included some (ok, several) hills! This is a popular event with Striders and 19 finished, some of whom had recently completed other marathons within the last month.
Day out in London
A little jog took place on Sunday around the sights of London for the huge event that is the London Marathon. A total of 28 “official” Striders took part (i.e. race results as Striders); 18 men and 10 women. Perfect running conditions (i.e. cool, cloudy and a bit of moisture in the air) for the 38700 participants.
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