With the summer holidays starting and the kids off school a slightly quieter week for the Sandbach Striders, despite this we had a great turnout at a midweek event, a 50th parkrun, and another race up Snowdon.
The weeks events started on Wednesday with 15 runners turning up at the Macclesfield forest 5. This 5.6 mile charity event takes place on good quality forest tracks in the beautiful Macclesfield forest. Darren Varley was the first finisher on the hilly course for the club in 10th place and a time of 42:40, with Heather Carter finishing as first lady with a time of 46:28.
|Heather Carter||00:46:28||Category Winner, 1st Lady|
On Thursday, Paul Nichols travelled to Wetton to take part in the 7th of the Staffordshire Moorlands Summer Series, which he described as the hardest and hilliest so far of the series. This race was a 5.5 mile run in Peak District. and Paul finished with a 1:08:30.
On Saturday it was Tom Mayells 50th parkrun. To celebrate 17 other members joined him at Congleton to share cake and run the 3 laps around Astbury Mere. There were personal bests for Lisa Highfield, and Wendy Spreadbury, and Heather Carter finished as first lady.
|Heather Carter||00:20:24||1st Lady|
|Lisa Highfield||00:23:00||Personal Best|
|Wendy Spreadbury||00:27:03||Personal Best|
Fulham Palace Parkrun
Pennington Flash parkrun
On Sunday Chris Brumby and Steve Mclean header over to Snowdonia to take part in the 017 Snowdonia Trail Marathon. With 1,685 metres of ascent over 26.2 miles, it is one of the most challenging trail marathons out there. The full marathon route visits Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert, Nant Gwynant, Pen y Pass and Snowdon, with fantastic panoramic views, and includes some of the toughest climbs. Steve completed the race in 6:13:29, with Chris coming in with a time of 7:00:42. 7 Striders participated in 6 other parkruns, taking this week's total to 7 different parkruns.
Also on Sunday and finally for this week, Lynsey Astles, and Gaynor Beckett travelled over to Derby to take part on the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon. The swim takes place in Markeaton Lake, the bike ride on a closed roads, with the run going around Markeaton Park. Taking part in her first triathlon for 5 years, Lynsey was surprised that they both qualified for the sprint distance, by finishing in the top 50 in the super sprint. Lynsey completed the events in times of 41:36, and 1:16:45 respectively, with Gaynor coming in 26th place in the final sprint distance.
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Sandbach Striders are a friendly, inclusive running club who welcome new members of all abilities.