Weekly Round-up - 07 Apr 2016

Weekly Round-up: 07 Apr 2016

We certainly will have plenty of tired legs after this eventful weekend of racing, beginning with the Marathon de Paris. I know many of us where glued to our trackers cheering our Striders on around the route. Matthew Archer ran a great race in a time of 3.24.10, I think most including Matt succumbed to the 21 degree heat. The Jones girls were on top form, Greta had a storming race qualifying for Comrades once again and gaining her GFA for London next year, Karen only a few minutes behind with a massive 20 minute PB. Caitlin Mooney and Kathryn Sygrove also had a solid run. First time Marathon runners Lesley Hamill and Mike Parker also had great races, I'm hoping it will be there first of many more to come? Well done and rest well all of you.

Closer to home, a few set off in the Dales Trail 20km in Reeth, a wet and hilly run. Jason Harding was 12th overall and first Strider male to finish, closely followed by Jon Ayres, Phil Connor, Tim Skelton and Malcolm Sygrove. Elaine Bisson was 3rd Lady overall adding to her podium finishes followed by a solid perfomance by Steph Piper.

The GP sprint section kicked off with the flat but chilly Hartlepool Marina 5 mile race. Jack Lee was the first Male Strider home having a great race, other runners included Andrew Rayner, Micheal Ross, David Spence, Peter Hart, Karen Chalkley, George Nicolson, Kate Talbot and myself.

Other local races included the Great Northumberland Half Marathon and Blyth Valley 10km. In the Northumberland half Fee Holloway, Gillian and Eric Green all ran and showed off their bling with us on our FB page. In Blyth Jan Ellis ran a new 10km Pb and Katie Davison who has just graduated in the 5-10km group ran her first official 10 km race.

We also had some fine performances in the Durham Duathalon. Debs Goddard coming 2nd in her age category and Helen Tones 3rd in her age category, well done both of you.

Apologies if I've missed anyone, you need to tell Jon or I as it saves a lot of sifting through race results to find you all!

Happy Running

Fiona Jones