Club press release 7/1/2018

Marshall takes on the Goofy Challenge
Paul Marshall took on the Goofy Challenge at Walt Disney World in Florida, USA over the weekend which consisted off taking on the half marathon on the Saturday and the full marathon (26.2 miles/42km) on the Sunday. Paul finished the half marathon in 2-03-35 and the full marathon in 5-17-56.
Stansted Stagger
Four Striders took on the off road challenge known as the Stansted Stagger over the county border in Essex. There was plenty of walking involved as well due to the muddy and cold conditions to which in some places were bog-like conditions. Davie Stafford and Clare Wing were the first Striders home in 5h25 whilst Chris Leigh and John Wilden completed the course in 6h12. For Davie this was a warm up for his next marathon in a few weeks time whilst Chris Leigh marathon count stands now at 43 whilst John, we lost count but its over 100.
Parkrun Report
The weekly dose of Parkruns had a few Striders out in force. Parkrun is a free 5km (3.2mile) run for every one of all abilities which are hosted around the country at 9am every Saturday. Check the Parkrun website to find out the nearest course to you.
Stevenage: 299 runners took part. Davie Stafford (with a buggy) was first strider home in 21-48 (13th). Other striders were: Kelly Bedford 26-48 (71st), Emma Cole 27-03 (80th), Clare Wing 27-03 (81st), Esperanza Castro 28-48 (119th), Garry Wallace 28-49 (120th), Louise Chancellor 30-50 (164th), Russell Andrews 34-23 (224th), Colin Fenwick 34-28 (226th), Therese Jones 35-45 (243rd), Chloe Marshall 41-31 (282nd), Phil Deaves 44-32 (288th), Tracy Norris 49-21 (296th)
Panshanger (Hertford): Louise Glanvill 34-57 (256th out of 318th)
St Albans: Becki Brunetti 28-54 (313th out of 543 runners)