Staton creates Striders history with 160 mile race

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Gainsborough and Morton Strider Ronnie Staton completed the longest known race in the club’s history, when he crossed the finish line of the Hardmoors 160 Mile Challenge.

Starting near the coastal cliff-tops near Scalby Mills, the course passed through Scarborough, Helmsley, Hutton le Hole before returning to Scarborough and finishing at Witby.

Staton completed this epic distance in an astonishing time of 43 hours 42 minutes 30 seconds and finished fourth overall, and third male from 29 entries.

Only 12 of the field finished the entire route.

Closer to home, 21 Striders tackled the Owston Ferry 10k with Jon Drake leading them home in a new personal best of 37:53.

Dan Edwards (39:57) and Matt Huteson (40:52) were the second and third Striders home.

Personal best times were set by Kev Housham 42:42, Mark Rodgers 43:44, Clare Hardwick 50:29 and Neil Curtis 53:37.

Other Striders times were: Phil Kitchen 41:03, Andy Trowsdale 42:52, Martin Edwards 43:31, Gary Atkinson 43:45, Helen Robinson 44:05, Chris Inman 47:52, Mick Wood 50:25, Lorna Allison 50:30, Shaun Boyle 51:02, Glenn Peniston 52:40, Mark Cutts 53:30, Vikki Hearn 53:44 and Neil Broughton 58:53.

Craig Ward and Angela Overson officiated at the event.

Meanwhile, the Clark family entered the Burton Pidsea 10k and 15-year-old Elliott led them home in a good time of 39:57, followed by elder brother Oliver, 18, in 48:41 with mum Joanne finishing in 53:04.

A trio of Striders entered the Scunthorpe 5k parkrun with Stu Mills, the first Strider home in 19:16.

Craig Ward ran 20:28 and Racheal Harris-Raven 30:04.

Members are reminded that the Morton Feast 5k Open Run will take place on Friday 11th July at 7.30pm.

More information can be obtained from Phil Kitchen on 07456 551 275.