Running: Striders show their mettle at Folksworth

PUBLISHED: 08:11 26 January 2006 | UPDATED: 20:09 28 May 2010

EIGHT Saffron Striders competed in the demanding Folksworth 15 against fierce competition, including runners from Paula Radcliffe s running club, Bedford & County. Striders golden girl Ros Barker again proved her class by securing first place in the F35

EIGHT Saffron Striders competed in the demanding Folksworth 15 against fierce competition, including runners from Paula Radcliffe's running club, Bedford & County.

Striders' golden girl Ros Barker again proved her class by securing first place in the F35 category. There was also a second place for Sue Bunten and fifth place for Claire Walters in the F50 and F35 categories respectively.

The race, just south of Peterborough, consisted of two seven and a half mile laps, including a couple of energy sapping hills.

It was an exposed course, although as the predicted severe weather never materialised, running conditions were near perfect.

In the men's section, Striders' chairman, Nigel Coates produced another fine performance to secure sixth position in the M45 category.

Results :

FOLKSWORTH 15 (442 competitors)

Male

Nigel Coates 30th 1hr 36mins 57secs, Gavin Long 192nd 1:55:48, Paul Burgess 293rd 2:08:13

Simon Hotchkiss 338th 2:13:50.

Female

Ros Barker 80th 1:44:23, Claire Waters 140th 1:50:30, Sue Bunten 238th 2:01:05

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