Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Benfleet 15 - the big freeze

21 hardy Striders braved the snow, mud, wet, hills and general dampness at Benfleet 15, which is challenging in the best of weather and 11 women and 10 men Striders ran.

Winning the male Gold prize was Paul Molyneux in an excellent 1.28.58. Alex Manton took the bronze male prize in an equally excellent 1.34.09. Third Strider male was Robin McCoy in 1.53.30

Nikki Brockbank won Gold ladies prize in 1.46.52. Second strider lady was Jackie Stretton in 1.59.09 and third Strider lady was Kerry Marsh in 2.20.44.

I don’t think I am alone in saying that this was one of the coldest races I had ever done and for us “slower” runners being out in the cold/wet/snow for 2 ½ hours or more takes its toll. Well done to everyone who took part.