Race Results – W/C 6th August 2018

Local Leigh 10k inspires Huge Strider Turnout

Local Leigh 10k inspires Huge Strider Turnout

In the Leigh 10k the Striders were a force worth reckoning: Jon-Jo Doherty led his teammates home in 34:30 finishing in 5th place. Eric Ranson came next, with rapturous support from his fond sweetheart ‘Shazbat’, finishing in 42:13. Tony ‘Daggers’ Dagnall determined himself and produced yet more magic with a time of 45:26. And Rebecca McKenna was also on the score sheet with a seasons best of 57:33.

But it was the Striders towering figure of Peter ‘Pan’ Teeling who stole the show! Undoubtedly a legend amongst his Strider cohorts he mustered a very special Personal Best of 46:11. When asked about his contribution he commented; ‘the dedication and striving coupled with the camaraderie has helped add to my overall success this year’.

Striders out in Force at the Leigh 10k
Striders out in Force at the Leigh 10k

And the longest time served Strider John Lingard, with his outstanding knowledge of the clubs history, his unreserved loyalty and continued efforts, valiantly finished in 49:57.

Whilst out on his holidays the ever jovial and enthusiastic Les Abbott, astonishingly decided on the off chance to take on a race in the mountains of Switzerland! And delighting his beloved wife he finished 2nd in his age category. Racing in tough conditions, 1233 meters above sea level at Wengen in Switzerland, the race started in the town and took on tough mountainous trails.

Les Abbott and his Remarkable Success Story in the Abendlauf Wengen 7.7k
Les Abbott and his Remarkable Success Story in the Abendlauf Wengen 7.7k

In the Tatton Park 10k Brenda Cahill in cruise control adopted a strategic approach of attack. She never let up, securing a time of 51:42. It is known as a fast course and the event is held within the beautiful grounds of Tatton Park in Cheshire.

Brenda 'the colossal' Cahill
Brenda ‘the colossal’ Cahill

And finally Adam Pointon took on the Dublin Half Marathon.

In 1:49:29 the young whipper snapper goes from strength to strength!

On the 'Rocky Road to Dublin', Adam Pointon
On the ‘Rocky Road to Dublin’, Adam Pointon

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Cybi Striders Success Story

Race Results – W/C 30th July 2018

In the first-ever Cybi Coastal Marathon, which took place on Saturday circumnavigating Ynys Cybi on the Welsh national coastal footpath, and also Anglesey coastal path: Katie Taggart and Pete Medlicott harvested breathtaking scenery in wondrous weather. It was feverishly hot though and with tactical bargaining Katie managed to push her longstanding Strider running partner Pete to the finish in 7:02:34

Katie Taggart and Pete Medlicott at the 1st ever Cybi Coastal Marathon
Katie Taggart and Pete Medlicott at the 1st ever Cybi Coastal Marathon in Holyhead Around Holy Island, Anglesey.

Aspirations are for the Cybi Coastal to establish itself as one of the most scenic marathons in the UK. Katie and Pete were fortunate as a limit of 200 entrants were allowed.

In the Sale 5k Sizzler on Thursday evening, Clare Pickavance with her charm and wit decidedly pushed forth with increasing ingenuity reaching another milestone with 24:36. Ste Pickavance her good husband jovially questioned her performance as she has now pushed ahead of him in recent time calculations.

Congratulations, Jackie Dobson and Christine Humphrey, both towering legends of the Strider force. These two delights completed their 100th Parkrun; and to rapturous support. They have frequently given up their time for this event, and continue to make a stirring difference in the local community.

On the left Christine Humphrey with Jackie Dobson
On the left Christine Humphrey with Jackie Dobson

It was a week to remember for the enthusiastic and jovial Frank Mcalister; his adoring followers and the renowned ‘Strider Handicap’. Frank who is a honorary member and was an integral part of the early Strider period, puts on a session which allows all members to inclusively race together with a spirit of togetherness and comradeship.

A picture of togetherness at Monday evenings Strider Handicap
A picture of togetherness at Monday evenings Strider Handicap

Two Striders tackled the Peak Skyline 25k: held in the Peak District in one of the most popular National Parks in the UK, split into the White and Dark Peak areas. White Peak for Limestone, Dark Peak for Gritstone. This Peak District Skyline takes place in the White Peak area, but the course crosses its fair share of gritstone and moorland.

The Striders enjoyed a double success with Scott ‘the Rocket Robertson’ finishing in second place overall, shortly followed by his longstanding teammate Ian Wright in 6th place. They took on the gritstone and moorland with heroic efforts.

Scott 'the Rocket Robertson' after his success at the Peak Skyline 25k
Scott ‘the Rocket Robertson’ after his success at the Peak Skyline 25k

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