Sandbach Striders

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.

Runner Time  
Darren Varley 00:42:40
Tony Taylor 00:43:45
Giles Hodges 00:46:02
Stephen Mclean 00:46:03
Heather Carter 00:46:28 Category Winner, 1st Lady
Tom Mayell 00:55:27
James Halling 00:59:06
Jo Askey 00:59:40
Lisa Highfield 00:59:56
Louise Banks 01:00:09
Chris Holden 01:03:00
Jaynie Turner 01:05:28
Wendy Spreadbury 01:06:07
Catherine Winders 01:08:28
Liz O'Keeffe 01:12:09
Striders at Macclesfield Forest 5

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.

Paul Nicholls at Wetton SMAC

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.

Congleton Parkrun

Runner Time  
Andy Thomas 00:19:46
John Pemberton 00:19:47
Heather Carter 00:20:24 1st Lady
Colin Dalton 00:21:18
Stephen Mclean 00:21:39
Mick Hutchins 00:21:55
Lisa Highfield 00:23:00 Personal Best
Steven Fallows 00:23:21
Tom Mayell 00:24:47
Adam Mayell 00:24:48
Gillian Fallows 00:24:52
Catherine Winders 00:25:37
Wendy Spreadbury 00:27:03 Personal Best
Liz O'Keeffe 00:28:23
Amy Norman 00:29:02
Claire Dalton 00:29:08
John Wright 00:31:25
Karen Wright 00:35:17
Amy Mayell 00:36:02
Striders at Congleton parkrun

Hull parkrun

Runner Time
James Boon 00:25:42
James Boon at Hull parkrun

Crosby parkrun

Runner Time
Paul Barnett 00:21:14
Paul Barnett at Crosy parkrun

Conwy Parkrun

Runner Time
Tony Taylor 00:21:27
Julia Dunlop 00:31:34
Tony Taylor and Son at Conwy parkrun

Fulham Palace Parkrun

Runner Time
Elaine Wood 00:29:03

Hanley Parkrun

Runner Time
John Morris 00:24:51
John PA Morris at Hanley parkrun

Pennington Flash parkrun

Runner Time
Matt Gough 00:23:21
Matt Gough at 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.

Steve Mclean and Chris Brumby at the Snowdonia Trail Marathon

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.

Lynsey Astles and Gaynor Beckett at the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon

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Sandbach Striders are a friendly, inclusive running club who welcome new members of all abilities.