Rachel Lindley, from Striders of Croydon, had an excellent run in the Asda Yorkshire Marathon, starting and finishing at York. She was the 22nd woman to finish, setting a new club W40 record of 3 hours 11 minutes 07 seconds. Club colleague Nikki Javan was the 57th woman to finish, recording a personal best of 3 hours 29 minutes 26, which lifts her to 17th place in Striders’ all-time women’s rankings.
Andrew Aitken also had an excellent run to place fifth out of 969 finishers, and second in the over-40 category, in the Royal Borough of Kingston Half-Marathon. He recorded 77 minutes 38 seconds. James Bennett ran well to place 12th in the Rock’n’Roll Liverpool Half-Marathon, recording 78 minutes 12.
On Saturday morning, Alastair Falconer ran well to place first out of 350 finishers in the Durham parkrun, completing the five-kilometre course in 17 minutes 14. Steve Corfield placed second in the Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun (19:50), while Jennifer Gutteridge was the second woman to finish the Lloyd parkrun, placing 28th overall (22:53). Striders had a total of 94 finishers in the various weekly parkruns.
Joseph Ibe placed 60th in the Sri Chinmoy 10K road race at Battersea (40:21). In the Great South Run at Portsmouth, Striders were led by Conor O’Hara-Barrett, who completed the 10-mile course in 67 minutes 40. He was followed by James Burree (72:20), Michael Joseph (79:09), Katherine Selby (87:48), Laura Cullum (1:50:12) and Annabel Crouch (1:56:28). In the Cabbage Patch 10-mile road race at Twickenham, John Punt ran 76 minutes 50 and was followed by Keith Dube (90:03) and Karen Peake (1:49:40). Steph Upton was the seventh woman to finish the Titsey Trail 10-kilometre race (52:17), while club colleague Darren Woods was 43rd (48:27).