In recent weeks members of the Sleaford Striders club have been taking part in a number of events throughout the area.
Twenty Striders took part in the Newton’s Fraction half marathon. The overall winner, Iain Bailey, represented Sleaford Town Runners and has since transferred to Sleaford Striders. He completed the course in 1.14.46. He was followed home by Sandy Telfer in 1.28.21, Simon Jackson 1.35.02 and Emma Marshall- Telfer, first Strider lady, in 1.39.47.
Other Striders taking part were: Alan Buckberry 1.53.28; Andy Dickinson 1.53.36; Garry Wilson 1.53.36; Darrell Williamson 1.53.37; Paul Shaw 1.54.47; Anna Thompson 1.56.12; Andy Preston 1.59.02; Melanie Papworth 1.59.18; Jim Millar 2.01.47; Clare Wells 2.04.37; Maureen Runacres 2.04,37; Tracy Dickinson 2.11.52; Ann Riddell 2.17.02; Graham Riddell 2.17.02; Ted Preston 2.21.13 and Sally Hollick 2.50.07.
Twenty-three Striders competed in the new Lincoln 10k race in the Bailgate area. Alan Oliver ran an outstanding race to finish 27th out of 4259 finishers in a time of 34.47. New Strider Chris North came home in 37.54. Times for other Striders: Patrick James 42.09; Andy Dickinson 43.10; Jim Hopkins 45.11; Derek James 48.35; Garry Wilson 50.57; Jim Millar 51.02; Anna Thompson 51.02; Clare wells 53.26; Ann Riddell 56.05; Graham Riddell 56.06; Tracy Dickinson 57.11; Sasha Oliver 57.10, Susan McMinimee 56.51, Graham Stacey 58.23, Laura Jacometti 1.05.13, Eloise Shieber 1.05.28, Lisa McDonough 1.05.28, Sally Hollick 1.11.27, Emma Carpenter 1.11.28; Jacqui Sesstein 1.17.40; Lorraine Vince 1.19.52.
Bill Rayner competed in the Sandy 10 mile race in Bedfordshire, completing the very hilly course in 1.25.38.
At the same time, several Striders were taking part in the Friskney Half Marathon. Times: Sandy Telfer 1.30.21; Emma Marshall-Telfer 1.51.47; Alan Buckberry 1.54.44; Maureen Runacres 1.54.47; Anna Thompson 2.07.57; Ted Preston 2.16.49; Sally Hollick 2.29.13.
Sleaford Striders’ junior section meets at Sleaford Town Football Club on Wednesdays at 7pm and the seniors meet at the same venue on Thursdays at 7pm.