Monday, February 19, 2018
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Tues 20 Feb 12 x 600m (Humber Road) 7.45pm

Thur 22 Feb Long & shorts 7pm

 Orienteering/Bridge Route/3 x 10 Threshold (90 sec rec) 8pm

Tues 27 Feb Big Pyramid (Avenues) 7.45pm

Thur 1 Mar Hills (Bridge) 7pm

  ASDA Loop/8-10-12 Threshold (90 sec rec) 8pm



First 53-12 fixture

It was a very bright and crisp Sunday morning for the first 53-12 league cross country at Abbeyfields, Colchester.  This was a flat 3 lap course.  
17 men and 8 women ran, as well as 7 juniors.
First Strider home was James Smith in 7th; the rest of the scoring team were Alex Manton 11th, Stuart Raven 31st, Paul Jeggo 45th, Mark Buckley 53rd, Jon Byford 68th, Gary Joslin 90th, and Gary Wright 101st. Men are 4th in Pool A after 1 fixture.
For the ladies, Sam Bilbie was first lady Strider in 8th, with the rest of the scoring team being Kym Eden 53rd, Juliet Warren-Penny 61st & Sharon Bannister 72nd. The women were 6th in Pool A.   

Read more: First 53-12 fixture


Chelmsford Marathon

The third Chelmsford marathon was held on Sunday on a bright and breezy morning. This followed the same undulating course as last year from the Shire Hall through the villages of Writtle, Roxwell,  Radley Green and Newney Green before turning back through the parks to Central Park. Several Striders took part and there were several Strider supporters along the route.

The first male Strider home, of the 20 men who ran,  was Sam Cornforth in 3rd place in an excellent 2.43, then Alex Manton in 10th in 2.52, followed by Antony Goodall in 2.56, making up the Strider sub 3 club for the event.

Read more: Chelmsford Marathon


Wix 5

This weekend saw the Wix 5 mile race hosted by Harwich Runners attended by a handful of Striders. A fast flat course and a couple of medals were the order of the day. Liz Davies and Kate Mills took 1st and 2nd lady respectively, with Kate also winning 1st v45. Kate set a new v45 record for the club with her time of 32.03. Liz clocked 29.21 and was 10th overall. Well done ladies.

Mark Newton was 2nd in the race in a time of 26.52, 2nd male strider was James Wright in 7th with 28.35 and 3rd male strider was David Smith in 34.56. 


Busy weekend with lots of medals!

27 Striders took part in the Tiptree 10 mile race, which is the Essex 10 mile championship race and completes the Essex Grand Prix. A sunny morning with a slight breeze made for near perfect running conditions through the lanes around Tiptree, Messing and Easthorpe.

There were lots of medals and trophies for Striders in both the race and the Essex championship.

Read more: Busy weekend with lots of medals!


The long lean ladies of Springfield take XC Relay prize

altThere were many races far and wide as well as nearby, where Striders took part.

It was a warm Saturday afternoon in Hockley for the Essex cross Country relays and Striders fielded four men’s and four women’s teams. It is a short race, over about 3 miles and has several hilly bits. The course was very dry and dusty in parts.

Liz Davies gave the ladies an early lead with an excellent 16 minutes, returning to form in style.  Liz was backed up by Kate Mills in leg B running 18.31 and Sam Bilbie in Leg C in 17.36 to take the ladies Gold prize over Colchester Harriers and Southend AC.   Striders B ladies (Vic Curren, Polly Bridgman and Nichola Hands) came a decent 11th, C team (Hilda O’Kelly, Donna Morris and Nichola Norman) in 18th and D team (Amelie Mollinghoff, Sarah Goodwin and Anna Luff) in 22nd.

Read more: The long lean ladies of Springfield take XC Relay prize


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