Second title for talented local lad Humphries

Jasper Humphries
Jasper Humphries

Gainsborough and Morton Strider Jasper Humphries has won the Inter County Wolds Cross Country Championship for the second year running.

The talented prospect, who won the Under 8s race last year, added the Under 9s event to his running CV on a big weekend for the Humphries family.

The young starlet once again won all four races in the championship series and is rightly considered as one of the brightest talents emerging from Striders’ junior ranks.

Not to be outdone, his mother, Emma finished second in the ladies event.

Father, Tom, finished 13th in the Belper Rover Classic 30k event over a multi-terrain course in a time of two hours 14 minutes.

Emma Humphries finished fourth in the ladies race with a personal best time of two hours 57 minutes.

Former Great Britain international Phil Kitchen led the Striders home in the Anna Verrico Isle of Axholme Half-marathon at Epworth.

Kitchen ran a season’s best of one hour 29 minutes 59 seconds, just dipping under the classic 90 minute time.

Helen Robinson was third lady home in 1:38:04 and won a pair of Scott running shoes from the organisers, Metres to Miles based in Epworth.

Three other Striders ran at Epworth.

Stu Mills crossed the line in one hour 36 minutes, Matt Huteson ran one hour 40 minutes and Vikki Hearn only missed dipping out on a time under two hours by a few seconds.

A quintet of Striders ran in the Robin Hood Half Marathon with Wayne Greenfield leading them home in a personal best time of one hour 27 minutes and 23 seconds.

Other times were: Carl Currie 1:44:58, Chris Inman 1:50:56, Kirsty Pell 2:29:39 and Emily Birch, running with a friend, 3:01:53.

In the Robin Hood Marathon Jon Drake finished 128th in a modest time of three hours 21 minutes and 27 seconds.

A trio of Striders ran in the latest Scunthorpe 5K parkrun.

Jasper Humphries was back in action, recording 22:37, while Emma Humphries finished in 22:37 and Lewis Hearn crossed the line in 39:25.

Striders are reminded that the club’s London Marathon draw will take place at the Elm Cottage on Friday 17th October from 7.30pm.

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