Striders duo in Lincolnshire colours for the Inter-Counties

Gainsborough and Morton Strider Lorna Allison

Gainsborough and Morton Strider Lorna Allison

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Gainsborough and Morton Striders were represented by runners across thecountry last weekend.

Two Striders ran for Lincolnshire in the Inter-Counties Championships at Cofton Park, Birmingham.

Mitchell O’Connor became the 18th Strider to pull on the Lincolnshire vest, finishing 259th in the U15 Boys Championship race in 19:51.

Lorna Allison made her third appearance in the Inter-Counties and finished 170th in a time of 33:12 over the five mile Senior Ladies course.

The Striders also provided the Lincolnshire management team with Phil Kitchen and Simon Hall as team managers and Donna Cook as assistant manager.

A dozen Striders competed in the Retford half-marathon as Paul Dagg led the team home in 1:21:45, just outside his best.

Next to finish was Jamie Lee who broke the 90 minute barrier for the distance, in 1:29:50.

Lorna Allison was the third Strider home in 1:30:20 just a day after the Inter-Counties.

Personal bests were set by Helen Robinson (1:36:57) and Kev Housham (1:40:05).

A trio of Striders made their half marathon debuts: Gary Atkinson (1:39:22), Tim Jenkins (1:39:23) and Mark Rodgers (1:42:34).

Other times: Simon Hunt 1:40:57, Rebecca Cross 2:07:49, Jerry McCulla 2:07:51 and Chris Moody 2:35:27.

Striders had three members in the East Hull 20 miles road race, a very popular pre-London Marathon warm-up event.

Emma Humphries (FV40) sliced 16 minutes off her previous best time to lead the trio home in 2:44:44 .

Chris Litherland (V60) in his debut ‘20’ crossed the line in 2:55:07 with Norman Hindley (V60) in 3:10:40.

At the Ashby 20 Jane Catley continued her London Marathon training with a 3:00:05.

In the Scunthorpe 5K parkrun, Elliott Clark finished third in 19:01.

Clare Hardwick knocked 29 seconds off her previous best time, finishing in 24:03.

Other times: Craig Ward 20:44 and Rachel Harris-Raven 30:25.

Men’s captain, Simon Hall had a steady ‘training’ run in the Cambridge half-marathon and registered a time of 1:56:08.