• Striders race from 3,000m to 100 miles!

    Debra Bourne, from Striders of Croydon, ran very well to be the eighth woman to finish the Thames Path 100-mile race from Richmond to Oxford on Saturday. She was second in the over-50 category, and placed 91st overall out of 272 runners, finishing in 23 hours 29 minutes 21 seconds.

    On Sunday, James Rhodes ran well to place fourth out of 14 runners in his heat of the 3000 metres in the Trafford Open Meeting at Stretford. His time of 9 minutes 40.71 seconds was his second fastest ever, and was only seven seconds outside the personal best which he set at Harrow two weeks earlier.

    In the Ted Pepper 10-kilometre race, held at Norman Park in Bromley on Bank Holiday Monday, Peter Johnson placed 45th out of 264 finishers, recording 42 minutes 50, while Samantha Purser was the 41st woman to finish, recording 55 minutes 18. In the RunThrough five-kilometre race at Clapham Common on Saturday, Joseph Ibe finished 25th overall and third in the M40 age-group, recording 19 minutes 50 seconds.

    Striders competed at three different distances in the RunThrough series of races at Crystal Palace on Sunday. In the five-kilometre race, Laura Redondo was the fourth woman to finish, recording 26 minutes 39, while Annabel Crouch finished in 41 minutes 03. In the ten-kilometre race, Robert McDonald was 45th (50:39) and was followed by Michael Smaldon (51:00), James Burree (75:55) and Joshua Burree (75:57). In the half-marathon, Matt Byrne finished 163rd in 2 hours 2 minutes 10.

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