Striders press release 8/4/2018

Manchester Marathon
Gary Jaques managed to get under the four-hour mark in the 26.2 miles (42km) race in Manchester on Sunday morning, finishing the course in 03-54-17. Gary finished in 3817 out of 9430 runners.
White Horse Half-Marathon
Ollie Garbas completed the 13.1 miles (21km) course in Oxfordshire in 01-35-26. Ollie finished 72nd out of 457 runners.
The Rutland Spring Half Marathon
Richard Bates travelled to the smallest county in the UK (Rutland) to race in the Rutland Spring half marathon. Richard completed the course in 02-08-53 finishing 272th out of 542 runners.
Decathlon 5k running series
The Decathlon 5km series came to Stevenage on Sunday, starting and finishing outside the store in the centre of town. A few striders were out in force to take on the course which runs up Six Hills Way with a lap of Fairlands Lakes before returning to the Decathlon store. Results: Greg Bradbury 23-20 (PB), Tony Castro: 29-46. Ashton Reeves: TBC, Steve Hawes: TBC.
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.
On the road, Steve Wells also travelled to the smallest county in the UK (Rutland) to take part in the Rutland Water parkrun and managed to finished 15th out of 364 runners in 19-10. Danik Bates was at Cassiobury Park, Watford and managed to grab 22-12 (40th out of 387 runners) and Ken Marshall was at Ellenbrook Fields near Hatfield where the hosts were celebrating their 100th run. Ken finished in 27-42 (91st out of 213 runners).
Back home at Fairlands Lakes, Stevenage, home to the Stevenage Parkrun, the Striders were out in force again. Here are the times of all the striders taken part in the run where 230 runners took part. Results: Robbie Blackham 25-01 (72nd), Russell Andrews 25-18 (78th), Esperanza Castro 25-30 (80th), Frances Levy 25-33 (81st), Harrison Lovelock 30-10 (143rd), Garry Wallace 30-15 (144th), Tony Castro 30-47 (148th), Brenda Smith 35-15 (194th) and Tracy Norris 41-25 (218th).