St Valentines 30K & Leicestershire Half

Four Newark Striders ran the St Valentines 30K at Stamford, a tough, hilly event. Jan Bailey was pushing hard to get inside 2 hrs after recording 2:00:17 last year but ultimately a touch of cramp saw him finish with 2:00:08, always next year Jan. Simon Roberts had a strong run with 2:14:53, as did Philippa Clarke 2:34:04 and Stacey Atkins 3:26:40.

Meanwhile, Jean Louis Balestra, Steve Martin and Mary Swindles were competing from Prestwold Hall in the Leicestershire Half Marathon. Jean Louis was first in with 1:33:29, followed by Steve in 1:51:40. It was a family day out for Mary, with husband and daughter also running and a new PB for recent times too with 2:01:16.

Well done to everyone who ran or supported this weekend. Cross country runners, the Long Eaton results will come out late tonight or more likely tomorrow so keep an eye out for further news.