Athletics: Striders find it tough

Stamford Striders St Valentine 30k Race THIRTEEN BRJ runners were among the 563 finishers in Stamford s annual Valentine race. The Striders flagship race was run on a challenging and hilly course across parts of South Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Leice

Stamford Striders St Valentine 30k Race

THIRTEEN BRJ runners were among the 563 finishers in Stamford's annual Valentine race.

The Striders' flagship race was run on a challenging and hilly course across parts of South Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Notoriously tough, the event provided good training for BRJ runners competing in the London Marathon and other events.


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Club top three: 1 Alan Hannibal, 2 Tony Cotton, 3 John Wright.

FIFTEEN Riverside members also took part in the Stamford race, five of whom achieved personal best times.

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On a wet day, Jo Dowle and Keith Pritchard both put in impressive performances, breaking their PBs by nine and eight minutes respectively.

Club top three: 1 Keith Pritchard, 2 Matt Dowle, 3 Mark Beagley.

TEN Ramsey Runners took part in the Valentine race. The first runner home for the club was Ray Woodruff. John McDonagh, Sean Thompson, Steve Ankers, Len Kirkby, Kath Rennie, Les Rennie and Sandra Butler all used the race as training for the London Marathon.

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