Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Great Bentley half

36 Striders; 17 women and 19 men, braved the cold for the Great Bentley half marathon on Sunday; Sharon has renamed it the Four Seasons half due to the different weather (snow, sun, sleet, bit of wind….) throughout the race. This is a very popular race which sold out in about 2 hours. It is a relatively flat course around the country roads near to Great Bentley.

First male strider was Chris Burgoyne in 4th place in a time of 1.13.53. Chris was followed by Alex Manton in 6th in 1.14.28 and Alex Benson in 1.20.28 and 29th place. Paul Dobson was 1st v50 in the race in 1.21.43. David Smith was 2nd v60 in 1.43.53.

The ladies picked up several prizes. Finishing in 2nd lady position was Jackie Stretton in 1.24.02 with Nikki Brockbank close behind in 3rd lady in 1.24.38. Third lady Strider was Sam Bilbie (5th lady) in 1.26.46 and together these ladies picked up the Gold team prize. Nikki was 2nd v35 and Sam 3rd v35. Rebecca Pittman was 1st v55 in 1.35.50 and Sharon Bannister 3rd v45 in 1.47.30.

Well done to everyone who ran and I hope you all enjoyed it.