December 18 2013 Latest news:
Monday, August 19, 2013
SAFFRON Strider Tim McMahon powered home at the Kimbolton Half Marathon on Sunday to secure a comfortable top-third placing.
His time of 1h 41mins 40secs at the rural Cambridgeshire race made him 91st over the line out of 315 runners who tackled the 13.1 mile challenge.
Meanwhile, Andrew Mynott ran a blistering 16mins 5secs for sixth place out of 221 runners at the Barney Memorial 5K, a fast, flat race organised by the Nene Valley Harriers in Ferry Meadows, near Peterborough.
Eight Striders ran the Wandlebury 5 Miles earlier in the month and recorded a string of excellent results. Matt Billis and Richard Fay were the first to finish for the club in 10th and 11th places respectively, recording times of 32mins 11secs and 32mins 57secs.
Not far behind were three runners from the Saffron Walden-based club who finished within six seconds of each other. Tom Platts took 17th position in 35mins 9secs, Rebecca White was 18th in 35mins 11secs and Toby Lumsden was 19th in 35mins 15secs.
Men’s team captain Arthur Oliva was the sixth Strider home in 38mins 50secs for 33rd, while Robert Addison and Gemma Thake rounded off a successful morning’s running for the club with times of 40mins 45secs and 45mins 20secs for 43rd and 70th.
• The Saffron Striders 10K takes place in Newport on Sunday September 29 at 10.30am. Anyone aged 16 or over is welcome to enter. Visit saffronstriders.org.uk for entry forms or enter via runnersworld.co.uk. The race starts and ends at Newport Free Grammar. x