Doe a deer, a triple trophy deer. Stags, they got one too!
Three years after the last running of the Hitchin relays, where the men’s team were first, it was time for the Striders to take on another series of 1k relay runs. The club fielded 6 teams, 3 for the men (stags) and 3 for the ladies (Does). The run was on behalf of raising funds for the Cardiac unit at the Lister Hospital. With 37 teams taking part in the event, over £1000 was raised for the hospital. The 1k course was arranged so that it followed the path of an ECG trace, linking nicely to the target of the fund raising.
The Striders ladies teams were particularly successful when they walked off with the first, second and third prizes. The men’s won third place and were also placed 5th and ninth.
At Stevenage eight Striders took on the 5k course. Aston Reeves was first home in a new personal best time of 22:08, finishing 33rd out of 330 runners. Aston has seen his 5k time regularly tumble since joining the club through their zero to 5k programme.
Russ Andrews 25:50
Steve Moore 25:52 pb
Tony Castro 27:33 pb
Anne Miller 27:50
Gary Wallace 28:21
Sue Loughran 35:56
Tracy Norris 39:16
At Ellenbrook Fields Steve Wells produced another consistently good performance finishing 7th overall in a time of 18:52.
Gemma Rackley battled through the heat in Windsor to complete the hilly 10k course in 1 hour 22 minutes.