Super Striders finish second

PUBLISHED: 16:46 19 July 2007 | UPDATED: 21:45 29 May 2010

Appalling conditions at the Kevin Henry 5K league meeting in Cambridge, didn t deter the resilient Saffron Striders as they fielded a team of 22 runners who combined to clinch second place. Chris Dodge goes from strength to strength and his recent dedicat

Appalling conditions at the Kevin Henry 5K league meeting in Cambridge, didn't deter the resilient Saffron Striders as they fielded a team of 22 runners who combined to clinch second place.

Chris Dodge goes from strength to strength and his recent dedicated training regime was rewarded with his best ever league result of third place.

Maurizo Molina, Gavin Long and Nigel Coates were joined in the first 20 finishers by Stephane Toussenel.

James Snell and Danny Collins also produced excellent sub 20 minute runs, whilst John James, Paul Burgess and Andy Bryant made light of the terrible running conditions to finish in the top 40.

Personal best times were achieved by both Tony Davison and Chris Gibson while rapturous applause greeted John Howe, Striders' final man to cross the line.

Initially it had appeared that Saffron Striders' men had won their race, but following a recount, first place went to the hosts and reigning champions, Cambridge & Coleridge.

Cambridge & Coleridge also won the women's event, despite Saffron Striders again being able to field a strong team of nine runners.

Fourth place was an excellent result for the always impressive Patricia Mathieson, who was joined in the top 25 by Claire Waters, Lucy Stebbings, Debs Frostick, Frances Reynolds and Strider of the month, Kate Holden.

The performances by Monica Krylander, Laura Mangan and Liz Shields proved crucial in helping Saffron Striders secure second place in the overall club event.

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