• Rachel Lindley sets new club HM record

    Rachel Lindley, from Striders of Croydon, had an outstanding run at the Cambridge Half-Marathon, setting a new club women’s record of 85 minutes 06 seconds. This was almost a minute better than Rachel’s previous best time, set on the same course last year, and more than half a minute faster than the previous club record, set by Debbie Picott at Wokingham in 1988. Club colleague James Bennett was 19th in a large field in the Bath Half Marathon, recording 71 minutes 56 seconds.
    In the British Masters Indoor Championships at Lee Valley, Alan Dolton was fourth in the M60 1500 metres (5.55.27) and seventh in the 3000 metres (12.53.01). Phil Coales won the cross-country race organised by Bromley VAC at Sparrows Den, covering the five-mile course in 31 minutes 27 seconds. Club colleague Justin Macenhill was fifth (34.44) with Chris Morton 15th (38.27) and Nigel Finch 17th (38.39).
    On the previous day Phil Coales was the first man home at the Bromley parkrun, recording 16 minutes 26. Peter Mills was second in the Nonsuch parkrun (17.25). Zoe Williams was the first woman to finish the Lloyd parkrun, placing 60th overall (24.55), while Katherine Selby was the third woman to finish (25.44). Striders had a total of 58 finishers in the various weekly parkruns (29 at Lloyd Park and 29 at other venues). In the Thames Meander Marathon, Sunjay Bhogal ran 3 hours 49 minutes 14, while Ally Whitlock ran 4 hours 17 minutes 34.
  • Posted by james bennett on 13/03/2017 at 5:47 pm

    My above time is incorrect. Stated above is the guntime. My chip time was 1.11.56.

    I feel compelled to mention this as I filled out the race report stating this and it appears to be ignored.

    I frequently fill out the race report as requested but it appears the information on the reports get ignored. This happens on a regular basis and I would like some clarity where the source of the incorrect times are coming from, to avoid this situation keep on occurring.

    There is very little difference between the gun and chiptime on this occasion and in general, however in a major city marathon times can vary considerably.

    I am not being petty. The time has no importance. It isn’t a PB and isn’t a majorly important. I just want to make sure the source of the race times are accurate so we can avoid any issues in the future.

    Sorry to be a nuisance.

    Kind regards,

    James Bennett.

    • Posted by Jessica Watkins on 21/03/2017 at 9:10 am
      in reply to james bennett

      Hi James,
      Thanks for your comments. Unfortunately there was a disconnect between the results published on the website, and the ones in the race reports. We have changed this now, so the results submitted manually by Striders are now also being sent to Alan, for his race reports. I have updated your results above to reflect the chip time. Thanks, Jess


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