Striders duo in Lincolnshire colours for the Inter-Counties

Gainsborough and Morton Strider Lorna Allison
Gainsborough and Morton Strider Lorna Allison

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.