Race Results 2013

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Ultimate Trail Ultra 50 km – Sunday 15th September

Designed for those wanting a shorter option (as opposed to the 100km alternative), and is a great stepping stone into the world of Ultra running, the organisers words not mine. With 6000ft feet off ascent this is some challenge, two crazy striders (not the normal suspects) decided to have a go. The rest of us use cars.

86th Paul Webster 10:25:38

87th Tracey Hepburn 10:25:45.


Great North Run – Sunday 15th September
Several of you also managed to get up to the biggest race in the uk.

Chris Millet 1:16:39

Kulwant Singh Johal 1:51:44

Christine Purslow 1:56:21

Ian Barker 2:08:27

Dave Nunn 2:08:28

Amy Hall 2:10:58

Cath Pearch 2:19:52

Last but not least Sam Pearch 2:19:53, about 27000 places lower than 2 years ago.

Derby Traiathlon – Sunday 15th September
Just a couple of you at this event. First in for striders was Ludo Floch in 1:15:27 in 291st and Carolyn Dyall 1:22:19 in 392nd.

Ashbourne Half – Sunday 15th September
More than 40 Striders competed in two local runs this weekend. In Ashbourne, several Striders ran the tough Ashbourne half marathon 2013 – first in for striders and 13th overall was Shaun Cooper in 1.28.57, followed by Neil Hancock in 1.35.45, Wayne Stevenson in 1.42.49 (PB on that course), David Askew in 1.46.27 (PB by about 5 minutes), Neil Rigby in 1.52.48 and Julie Stevenson in 1.55.01.
Golden Gates Gallop – Sunday 15th September
At Elvaston Castle, there was the annual Golden Gates Gallop 5 mile run and 2 mile fun run, supporting Leukaemia Research.

Second overall in the 5 mile was Martin Kerr 29:14, followed by Gareth Brown 31:41, Luke Stevenson 32.25, Sam Amps 33.42, Richard Hill 34.05, Andy Bradley 35.40, Ciaran Guilfoyle 35.47, John Thornton 37.04, Pascale Holden 37.29, Chris Turley 37.59, Steve Wells 39.09, James Realey 39.15, Rachel Farrow 39.25, Dave Keegan 40.40, Silke Krieger-Ford, 41.55, Andrew Simons 42.45, Lindsey Buckley 52.45, Alison Nunn 53.20, Fiona Corden 53.38.

In the 2 mile run, there were lots of juniors, stars of the future, and many family groups. First Strider was Clodagh Holmes 14.22, followed by Harry Trickey 15.47, Jack Surgay 15.48, Adam Crompton 19.11, Ian Crompton 19.12, Luke Trickey 19.45, Ethan Buckley 20.03, Lucy Anna Boyd 21.27, Henry Surgay 22.08, Louise Surgay 22.09, Pirran Holden 22.23, Rose Buckley 22.51, Alex Buckley 22.52, Millie Trickey 22.34, Mark Trickey 23.35 and Nicola Trickey 23.35.

Stretton Skyline Fell Race – Sunday 8th September
The very inform Kenny Malton made this 19 mile 4500ft race look like a jog. The three of us really in enjoy this tough scenic over the Long Mynd . First back in 7th overall was Kenny Malton in 2hr 43, followed in 15th & 16th by Shaun Cooper & Marcel Darling in 2 hrs 56.
Lichfield 10K – Sunday 8th September
At the Lichfield 10K run, Shelton Striders’ ladies came a super second place in the team event. Also, Elaine Quince was first lady in the v45 category. In the fun run, Clodagh came second overall, and was first lady. Other places and times – Martin Kerr 8th in 36.18, Luke Stevenson 103rd bumbling in at 43.17, Elaine Quince 122nd (1st lady 45 cat) in 43.51, John Thornton 216th in 46.43, Pascale Holden 241st in 47.25 (still suffering poorly ankle), Neil Rigby 292nd in 49.06, Stephen Wells 293rd in 49.07, Julie Stevenson 339th in 50.17, Steve Baxter 350th in 50.34, Dave Keegan 450th in 52.49 and Silke Krieger-Ford 464th in 52.59.
Totley Exterminator 1th September
Just the 3 of us for this 16 mile 4000ft fell race.

22nd Kenny Malton 2hr 28
36th Marcel Darling 2hr 32
42nd Shaun Cooper 2hr 42

Wilne 10K – Sunday 1st September
Runners from Shelton Striders took on top runners from all over the country in a high standard 10k at Wilne on Sun 1 Sept. The fast, flat course attracts runners looking for good times. Over 20 Striders completed the event.

First back for Striders in 34th place was Sam Pearch in 34 min 32 sec. Overall, Strider’s men were 4th team, and ladies were 8th team. Luke Stevenson was 4th junior. Chris Turley completed his first 10K, beating both his Mum and Dad.

Other times – Martin Kerr 36:06, James Cunningham 38:42 (PB), Gareth Brown 38:59, Alex Buckley 39:21, Matt West 39:21, Sam Amps 40:27, Richard Hill 40:37, Ian Crompton 41:28, Luke Stevenson 42:19, Neil Hancock 42:16, Darren Sheppard 43:00, Andy Bradley 45:11, Andrew Sayers 46:23, Kevin Milwain 46:26, Pascale Holden 46:37, Chris Turley 46:39, Dave Turley 48:26, Kelly Craven 49:27, Steve Cartwright 51:02, Silke Kieger-Ford 52:05, Heather Turley 53:19, Dave Keegan 53:20, Lee Meakin 54:26, Margaret Cowling 58:31, Don Robey 59:15.
Bradbourne Fell Race – Sunday 24th August

4th Kenny Malton 35:19
7th Shaun Cooper 36:56
29th Gayle Gamble 43:31
84th Dave Keegan 56:41

Parwich Panoramic 5 – Tuesday 6th August
Bit late with results for this one. This is the 5th year of this cross country fell race that was won by Chris Patterson from Ashbourne RC with two Striders hot on his heels.

2nd Rob Donald 35:55
3rd Kenny Malton 36:15
6th Shaun Cooper 37:41
26th Gayle Gamble 43:52
48th Dave Keegan 50:59
49th Robin Hutchinson 51:24
64th Chris Purslow 55:01
74th Chris Donald 61:02

Ricky’s Race – Thursday 8th August
Another late result. Looks like some of you had a busy week and another excellent run from Rob and Kenny

4th Rob Donald 31:30
6th Kenny Malton 31:54
10th Marcel Darling 33:24
12th Steve Hawkins 34:09
38th Gayle Gamble 38:37
94th Chris Purslow 48:40
106th Chris Donald 54:39

Piggs Trophy 10K – Wednesday 14th August
An excellent turn out from the Striders with 23 out of 114 runners. The race organised by Rolls Royce Harriers starts just across the road from Mickleover Sports Football Ground and heads off down the local lanes before returning on the path of the old railway line finishing near the Great Northern pub

Some very good runs too with 3 of our runners in the top 10 with Sam Pearch top Strider in 2nd place

2nd Sam Pearch 35:19
4th Kenny Malton 36:48
8th Rob Donald 38:25
19th Luke Stevenson 40:30
20th Gareth Brown 40:37
22nd Matt West 41:14
23rd Marcel Darling 41:16
28th Ian Crompton 42:26
29th Ian Bell 42:45
30th Richard Hill 42:57
31st Paul Brunt 43:13
33rd Darren Sheppard 44:28
35th Roy Hobson 44:33
41st Andy Sayers 45:47
45th Kev Milwain 46:27
52nd Andy Bradley 47:10
63rd Neil Rigby 49:16
69th Julie Stevenson 51:10
75th Ian Barker 52:13
76th Dave Nunn 52:13
95th Christine Donald 58:02
110th Fiona Corden 1:07:10
111th Alison Nunn 1:08:33

Leek Half – Sunday 18th August
It was a weekend of tough races for the Striders with 11 of you tackling the challenging Leek half-marathon which features one big climb from Tittesworth Resevoir, and two more climbs near the finish.

First back for Striders was Martin Kerr, coming 11th overall in 1 hr 26 min followed by James Walker 1:31, Gareth Brown 1:31, Matt West 1:32, Sam Amps 1:38, Neil Hancock 1:39, Wayne Stevenson 1:46, Neil Rigby 1:56, Julie Stevenson 1:59, Dave Keegan 2:03 and Steve Wells 2:13.

Also, the men came 3rd in the team event, with the first four men scoring. This was a tremendous performance, considering that many top clubs from the area were competing.
Belper Rugby Rover – Sunday 18th August
An even larger group of Striders completed the 30km Rugby Rover, an extremely tough cross country race covering Alport Hill and Shining Cliff Woods near Belper, featuring stunning views across the Derwent Valley.

First back was Shaun Cooper in 2 hrs 18 min, followed by Marcel Darling 2:19, Ian Crompton 2:38, Richard Gray 2:50, Cathy Clifford 3:31, Andy Bradley 3:33, Rachel Farrow 3:33, Rachel Smith 3:37, Jez Smith 3:38, Paul Webster 3:38, Tracey Hepburn 3:40, Jennifer Nix 3:41, Vicky Hutchinson 3:41, Claire Hirons 3:44.
Snowdon Race Saturday 21st July
4 striders made the 3 hour journey over to Llanberis for the 38th Snowdon International (fell) Race at a mere 10 miles (5 up, 5 down) and 3300ft of ascent this was meant to be a bit of fun. But with the scorching heat it proved quite tuff but a really good day out. With 600 entrants and international runners representing all of the UK, I think we all made a good effort in representing the Striders, so 1st in for us in 85th position in 1hr:32 was Steve Hawkins (he also would have been 9th in V40 class if he wasn’t called James Walker), 109th 1hr:35 Rob Donald, 156th 1hr:39 Marcel Darling and 224th 1hr:45 Shaun Cooper.  Followed by a paddling in the lake after, some of us even made it on TV too.
The Dave Nunn 5K, 10K, 15K, 20K – Thursday 19th July
Good to see so many of you supporting the clubs event again and a big thanks to Dave for organising yet again.

5K Results (8 runners)
1st in was Clodagh Holmes 22:18, Roy Hobson 23:12, Samantha James 24:19, Kelly Craven 25:07, Lee Meakin 25:21, Sam Barker 29:05, Fergus Holmes 29:19, Joy Holmes 29:26.

10K Results (12 Runners)
Neal Realy 38:55, Alec Care 40:00, Darren Sheppard 43:42, Ian Crompton 47:38, James Really 48:49, Dave Keegan 54:34, Rachel Farrow 54:59, Silke Krieger-Ford 58:10, Margaret Cowling 58:21, Steve Ainsley 70:55, Alison Nunn74;02, Fiona Corden 74:02.

15K Results (2 Runners)
Neil Rigby 1:23:29 & Andrew Powell 1:23:42.

20K Results (6 Runners)
Kenny Malton 1:30:54, James Cunningham 1:34:15, Matt West 1:35:34, Andrew Simons 1:37:34, John Thornton 1:48:15, Christine Purslow 2:09:48.
Holme Moss – Sunday 14th July
One Strider made it up to the toughest race in the headbanger calendar this year, without letting anyone else know, sneaky.  This is a very hard 17 mile, 4500ft championship course which is a seriously tough run. So coming in an astonishing 3hr:23 in 13th overall was the very in form Kenny Malton, awesome effort. The things you guys do for points.

Also well done to Kenny & Andrew Powell for their results in the Saunders Mountain Marathon the previous week.
Black Rocks – Wednesday 10th July

3rd overall 39:40 Rob Donald

4th overall 40:22 Kenny Malton

15th 44:49 Andrew Powell

40th 49:32 Paul Brunt

1st female back for the Striders in 50th and 2nd woman overall in 50:40 was Gayle Gamble

53rd 51:44 James Realey

75th 59:32 Robin Hutchinson

77th 59:56 Christine Purslow

82nd 1:08:05 Christine Donald
Masters Relays at Moorways – 10th July
The Striders had a couple of teams the womens 35 team compridsing of Pascale, Elaine & Julie Stevenson were 3rd and the mens team Dave Thornton, Roger Booth & John Thornton were 2nd in their relay.
Cotswolds 100 mile Ultra Marathon – 28th June
Well the same two lunatics were at it again, believe this was a birthday present. Shaun Cooper & Alex Buckley completed the 100 miles in 25 hours and finished in 24th Position. Awesome effort guys, just a warm up for the Thunder Run on Sat  27th July in Catton Park near Burton on Trent.
Wirksworth Trails & Tunnels 10k – 5th June
In 44th position Dave Keegan got round in 50:55.
Derbyshire Schools Athletics Meeting
Clodagh Holmes was 3rd in the Junior 1500m, well done.
Colin Potter 10k
In the Colin Potter 10km run at Darley Park on Fri 5 July, Martin Kerr from Shelton Striders won the race, coming first in a super time of 35 mins 52 sec.  Pascale Holden was 3rd lady home in 45.35.

Other times were Steve Emerton 38.20, Steve Pezutti 38.57, Jan Pudlowski 43.22, Ludovich Floch 44.54, Ciaran Guilfoyle 45.13, Neil Hancock 45.21, Dave Askew 50.16, Neil Rigby 52.38, Cath Rowe 55.30, Lucy Marriot 56.38, Lee Meakin 58.10, Alison Pickering 58.31, Angie Ljubojevic 59.21, and finally, and in very last place, was Shaun Cooper in 1 hour 20 minutes 31 seconds.

The race is a two lap run from Derby Rugby Club.
Brooksie Bash Long and Short 30th June.
Short event
Pascal Holden was the first  home on 1:14:03, followed by Martin Kerr 1:14:09, Gayle Gamble 1:14:15, Robin Hutchinson 1:20:13, Tracy Hepburn 1:20:37, Lindsey Buckley  in 1:50:10 choosing this race to increase her distance.

Long Event
Kenny Malton was first back in 1:42:54, followed in by Rob Donald in 1:43:38, and Steve Hawkins 1:44:38, Gareth Brown 2:01:09, Matt West 2:03:20, Sam Amps 2:03:27, first lady home Cathy Clifford with Richard Bowe in 2:43:20, the Chris’s Donald and Purslow 2:45:47, and Paul Webster, Kelly Craven and Sean Cooper in 2:45:50.

But a special mention needs to be made to Alex Buckley and Sean Cooper as they had just completed a 100 mile race the previous day with support by Lindsey B, Alex started the Short race and thought better of it, but Sean completed the Long event.
Riber Run 25th June.
Just 5 Striders completed the 5 Mile fell race, 1st home in 4th place overall Rob Donald in 33:27, with Kenny Malton 7th in 35:10, Andy Powell was 37:29,  Sam Amps 41:47 and Paul Brunt 43:10.
Long Eaton 5 miler & Fun Run – Sunday 23rd June
Luke Stevenson was first back in the 5 mile road race in 33 min 29 sec.  Followed by Andrew Sayers 38:51, Steve Baxter 41:36, Lucy Marriot 43:11, Alison Pickering 44:21, Alyson Woodcock 46:29, Beverley Baxter 49:23, Julie Stevenson 49:23.
Long Eaton Fun Run – Sunday 23rd June
Two new people to the club and their 1st race were Sasha Moor and Gemma Robison who entered the Long Eaton fun run. Gemma came 17th and Sasha came 18th. They both did it in 15 minutes. Well done and welcome aboard.
Shrewsbury Half Marathon – Sunday 23rd June
Looks like you all had a good day out, lots of feedback on Facebook. Sam Amps was first back in a PB of 1 hr 33 min, followed by Paul Brunt 1:39, Cathy Clifford, 1:49, Richard Bowe 1:50, Neil Rigby 1:51 (PB), Steve Cartwright 1:55, Steve Wells 1:55 (PB), Claire Hirons 1:56 (PB), Dave Nunn 2:01, Victoria Searby 2:21, Harriet Nunn 2:36.
Kinder Trog  – Sunday 23rd June
With some really tough condition up in the peaks made a interesting race on the top of Kinder. Robert Donald was first Strider back in 2 hrs 12 mins in the Kinder Trog, a 16 mile fell race.  Followed by Marcel Darling 2:17, Kenny Malton 2:20, Steve Hawkins 2:27, Sandra Butcher 3:25, Christine Donald 3:46 and Christine Purslow 3:46.
Hairy Helmet – Friday 14th June
Both men and women’s veterans claimed stunning victories in the “Hairy Helmet” relay in Darley Park on Fri 14 June. In the veteran category, average age needs to be at least 40. The women’s team was Tracey Hepburn, Claire Hirons, Anjie Ljubojevic and Pasale Holden. The men’s team was Marcel Darling, Matt West, Sam Pearch and Steve “The Hawk” Hawkins. Also, Striders’ mixed teams came second and third in the super veteran category (average age at least 50). Teams were Paul Brunt, Cathy Clifford, Elaine Quince, John Thornton; and Christine Purslow, Christine Donald, Graham Donald, Louise Surgay.

In total we had nine teams so well done on turning out and showing the club colours.

The teams & Overall positions of 148 were: Shelton Striders 5th, Don’t give the hawk beer 6th, Shelton Strikers 26th, Shelton Stragglers 29th, Shelton Super Vets 45, Shelton Strifers 73rd, Old guys rule 106th, Shelton Streakers 110th, 7 Shelton az beenz 119th. Fantastic effort girls & boys. lots of photos on facebook, beware the pink shorts.
Loughborough Half Sunday 9th June
At the Loughborough half marathon, Matt West finished in 1hr 27m and Darren Shepherd in 1 hr 35 a new PB too, I believe.
Potters Half – Sunday 9th June
In Stoke-on-Trent, there was the Potters Arf, a half marathon finishing at the statue of Sir Stanley Matthews. Shaun Cooper was first Strider in 1 hr 26, followed by Cathy Clifford 1:52, Steve Cartwright 1:53, Dave Keegan 2:00, Neil Rigby 2:00 and Dave Nunn 2:06.
Carsington – 7 Sunday 9th June
The Carsington 7.7 mile was a circuit of the resevoir, with Steve Pezutti coming 7th overall in 51:13. Followed by Heather Turley 68:10, Vicki Hutchinson 69:40, Jennifer Nix 70:30, Louise Hart 71:37, Lorraine Shenton 80:38.
Baslow Boot Bash – Saturday 9th June
In the Peak District, Chris Donald, Sandra Butcher, Chris Purslow and Paul Webster completed the Baslow Boot Bash, an extremely tough 26 mile cross-country, in 7 hrs 7 min.
Castleton Fell Race – Friday 7th June
5 of us arrived in the nick of time on the very warm evening for this local classic fell race up over lose hill and mam tor. With the usual suspects there and a new face (Alec Care) having a go at his first fell race and quite a toughy. In a very strong field of 300 runners was Rob Donald in 22nd in 49:00 followed in by the every improving Kenny Malton in 46th in 53:17, Marcel Darling not quite able to catch him in 47th 53:32 and Alec Care 48th in 51:59 hot on his heels. Shaun Cooper jogged round with the Potters Half in mind. Overall, a very good result for the Striders. No hyperthermia this year.
Canix Cross Country Cannock Chase – Sunday 9th June
On Cannock Chase, Silke Kreiger-Ford completed the Canix Cross-Country, with dog, Cara and came second in her class just behind the leader.
Peats Wood – Sunday 2 June
10 Striders made they way over the this regular event by David Denton, It was pretty warm and the 1000ft of ascent seemed alot tougher than normal with a fantastic run and first back in for the club and 6th overall was Rob Donald in 33:51, following in 10th Kenny Malton in 35:13, 13th Marcel Darling 35:40, 27th Paul Brunt 41:48, First female Strider back in 29th was Gayle Gamble 42:10, 30th Ciarran Guiolfoyle 42:42 (first fell race I think), 56th Robin Hutchinson in 51:41 and the dynamic duo Christine Purslow & Christine Donald in 58th & 59th 52;30 & 53:35. I must also say well done to Ciarans son Tristan who did the 1.6 km race in 8:11 and is just starting running. As with most fell running refuelling of vital resources took the form of beer in the Bear again & Christine’s flap jack. Brill mornings work to all that took part.
Buxton Half Marathon – Sunday 27 May
Six Shelton Striders set out to the beautiful High Peaks of Buxton to partake in the Buxton Half Marathon. James Cunningham, Cathy Clifford, Pascal Holden and Team Stevenson (Luke, Wayne & Julie) all took part on a really hot Sunday morning. The course was extremely tough consisting in the start being a 2.7 mile climb. The course continued to be very up and down and the scenery was stunning. The ascent was 1550ft in total (it felt like it!).

First in for Striders in an impressive time of 1.33 was James Cunningham, followed by Pascal Holden 1.44, Luke Stevenson 1.47, Cathy Clifford 2.01 and Wayne & Julie Stevenson finishing together in 2.03. The T-shirts said it all – “Its a killer”! Hats off to everyone who took part, it wasn’t easy in that heat….not sure I’ll be doing that one again in a hurry!!

Report from Julie Stevenson, thanks need more of this from you guys & gals.
Windermere Marathon – Sunday 19 May
You guys are getting about a bit, Neil Hancock made the journey north for this tough marathon. He got round in an impressive 3:52:12 in 187th place overall out of 700+ and was 30th in his age class.  Great scenery I hear, well done Neil

Eyam Half Marathon – Sunday 19 May

7 Striders decided to brave the hills for some not so easy championship points, some didn’t know how hilly. First back in 12th was Marcel Darling 1:29:33, followed in 26th Matt West 1:33:32, First female strider back in 128th was Pascale Holden 1:47:44, 271st Steve Cartwight 2:01:44, 320th Christine Donald 2:11:11, 322nd Christine Purslow 2:11:19 and 371st Fiona Corden 2:39:43. Must also say hi the Adrian Jacobs & Rachel Farrow who train with us, managed 74th 1:14:03 & 332nd 2:14:30 respectively. Well this was a really good day out, with a fantastically scenic run (including watching the gliders take off and land), community atmosphere and the finishing line funnel was right outside the pub which also had a BBQ. To top it off it was sunny and 20C what more could you want? No blisters !!

Keswick to Barrow 40 miles – Sunday 12 May
One Strider, Alec Care made the long journey up to Cumbria for this annual event, only having completed his first marathon late last year, Alec looks to be improving rapidly. So with an astonishing run of 6:28:26 and achieving 39th place of over 2000 finishers, think this is an awesome result, so well done.
Aston 10k & Fun Run – Sunday 12 May
Well not sure what is was like but hope you all had fun. It is good to see nearly 50 Striders at this local event that is always well support by us. So here are the results, which are pretty impressive so well done all. These are based on the official results therefore if they have not detailed you as a Strider then you will not appear, let James Walker know that you were there to get championship points.

Fun Run





Edward Baxter



Chris Turley



Jack Surgay



Fergus Holmes



Sam Rouse



Amy Rouse



Thomas Boyd



Lucy Anna Boyd



Adam Crompton



Ian Crompton



Ethan Buckley



Henry Surgay



Louise Surgay



Luke Pickering



Ken Adams



John Holmes







James Walker



Martin Kerr



James Cunningham



Kenny Malton



Matt West



Gareth Brown



Shaun Cooper



John Thornton



Kevin Milwain



Roy Hobson



Adam Boyd



Andrew Sayers



Dave Keegan



James Realey



Dave Turley



Steve Wells



Kelly Craven



Carolyn Dyall



Silke Krieger-Ford



Heather Turley



Andrew Simons



Alison Pickering



Lorraine Shenton



Don Robey



Catherine Pearch



Margaret Cowling



Ann Adams



Steve Baxter



Beverley Baxter



Lyndsey Buckley



Steve Aynsley



Gail Thompson


Rat Race 20 mile Obstacle Race- Sunday 12 May
Well not content with some easier championship points at Aston, Sam Pearch went for a Dirty weekend at Burghley for the “World Biggest Assault Course”. Comprising of 20 miles (easy for a 2:40 marathon runner) and 200 obstacles, maybe not for the faint hearted. Sam managed to get round in 5 hours ish, you’ll be a fell/ultra runner yet!! Cracking effort, guess you be ready for Eyam half next weekend then, no mud just hills.
Southwell 5K – Monday 6 May
He’s at it again. Not content with running the Uttoxeter Half on the Sunday, Dave (I run everywhere) Keegan completed this 5K race in 20th position out of 52 finishers in a time of 24:50.
Thunder Run 10k Canicross – Sunday 5 May
Silke Krieger-Ford was over at the Thunder Run at Catton Park near Burton for this 10k cross country event with her dog (name unknown, club vest on?) and managed to finish as 3rd female overall.
Derby 10K Winner
Many congratulations to Gloria Jervis, who has just been informed that she was the first Female V60 in the Derby 10K.
Woodhouse Eaves May Day Challenge – Sunday 5 May
On bank holiday Monday, a number of Striders braved the heat to run in this 13.6 mile cross country race in Leicestershire.

Rob Donald came 11th overall in 1:34. Followed by Luke Stevenson 1:45, Wayne Stevenson 1:46, Gayle Gamble, 1:51, Julie Stevenson 2:07, Christine Purslow 2:12, Vicki Hutchinson 2:16, Paul Webster 2:22, Christine Donald 2:22, Fiona Corden 2:47, Lee Meakin (again) 2:47.
Uttoxeter Half – Sunday 5 May
Cathy Clifford finished in 1:50, 2nd in her category. Dave Keegan finished in 1:56.
Lichfield Half – Sunday 5 May
Shaun Cooper came 12th overall in 1:24, followed by Darren Sheppard 1:35, Pascale Holden 1:44, Ciaran Guifoyle 1:47, Ian Barker 1:52, Steve Cartwright 1:53, Lee Meakin 2:18, Dave Nunn 2:18.


Manchester Marathon – Sunday 28 April
Matt West was the only Strider to take part in this event, he rewarded himself with a new PB of 3:05:04 which is 3.5 minutes faster than his previous time and qualifies him for a good for age entries. Half marathon PB next then?

Melbourne 12k Rabbit Race – Sunday 21 April
Results just in for this race:


6th Man Ian Crompton 51:29
14th Man Dave Keegan 58:41
21st Man Don Robey 70:17
4th Lady Julie Stevenson 60:49

Calendar Update
The Leek half marathon will be the Club Championship race on the 18th August, sorry its another hilly one, but has great views, and will be the last one, with the last 5 races being flat.
Race Information

Note that the Long Eaton 5 miler is on the 23rd June.
Derby 10K – Sunday 28 April
The Striders were out in force at the Derby 10k, as runners and marshalls. First back for the club was James Walker, 34th in 36:11. Followed by Martin Kerr 36:32, Chris Millet 37:58, Sean Cooper 38:12, James Cunningham 39:00, Luke Stevenson 39:02 (a PB, and 6th under 18), Neil Hancock 40:40, Jan Pudlowski 42:31, Darren Sheppard 43:05, James “The Rifle” Realey 45:03, Andy Sayers 46:55, Carol McCorkindale, first lady in 48:56, Steve Cartwright 49:23, Ian Barker 49:23, Carolyn Dyall 49:58, Dave Keegan 49:40, Dave Askew 50:08, Silke Krieger-Ford 50:17, Chris Purslow 52:15, Andrew Simons 53:51, Vicki Hutchinson 54:09, Louise Surgay 54:33, Alison Pickering 54:43, Cath Rowe 53:39, Don “Wan” Robey 57:22, Hayley Toone 57:0, Gloria Jervis 58:44, Jon Holmes 58:38, Neil Rigby 59:50, Lorraine Shenton 58:12, Lindsey Buckley 60:13, Steve Aynsley 67:29. Also Steven & Beverley Baxter out for their 1st time in a Striders top did 62:26, well done to all.

Fun Run
Well I haven’t been able to find any results yet but please let me know your result and I will pop it on website. However also in his 1st race as a Strider Edward Baxter was 5th overall, welcome and well done.

Look who managed to be on the video, the one person you don’t want to see but gets everywhere.Can you guess see http://www.sporting-futures.org.uk/derby10k.
London Marathon – Sunday 21 April
The famous pale blue & white stripes of Shelton Striders were out in force at the London Marathon. 17 Striders successfully completed the course on Sun 21 April. Many were doing their first marathon.

First back for the club in a personal best time was Steve Hawkins in 2hrs 45min, Roger Booth was 11th in the 60 – 64 category, in 3:14 and Julie Warner was first lady Strider in 3:40.

Other results were Steve Pezutti 3:02, Patrick Munro 3:06, Roger Booth 3:14, Dave Thornton 3:20, Alex Buckley 3:23, Shaun Cooper 3:29, John Thornton 3:39, Tracey Hepburn 3:59, Lousie Surgay 4:23, Richard Bowe 4:24, Christine Donald 4:26, David Lane 4:27, Fiona Corden 5:45, Alison Nunn 5:45, Dave Nunn 5:45.

It was a family achievement for the Nunns as their daughters Kerry and Harriet also completed the race with them as reported in the Derby Telegraph on 22 April

Derby Telegraph article
Kinder Downfall – Sunday 14 April
The latest race in the headbanger calender is Kinder Downfall at 10 miles and nearly 2000ft of ascent this is a hard run on any day. However with a virtually clear day but 30 mph winds this would prove to be a real test of strength and determination.

Six Striders had pre-entered the full to capacity race (a note to enter early) to see what the day would hold for them. I saw them about a mile in from the start of the first climb (photos on facebook shortly) and they were all smiles (James Walker in 7th Overall). I caught up with them again at Edale Cross 3 miles from the finish having made a start on the descent from Kinder, well they were looking rather battered but at least they had the wind behind them.

First in for the club (in just a vest!!) was James Walker: 29th, 1:23:13 which is a very respectable time given the conditions, followed in by Rob Donald 68th in 1:29:02.

First woman back in for the Striders was the very in form Gayle Gamble 198th in 1:47:54, followed in by Kate Wray 228th in 1:52:50. Christine Purslow in 280th in 2:14:03 and Sandra Butcher 282nd in 2:15:12. I think they benrfitted from my encouragement over the last 3 miles in, they will tell you differently. Thanks for the coffee & cake ladies but i’m not waiting for you next year, freezing but a really good event.
Wakefield 10K & Fun Run – Sunday 14th April
Following up last weeks perform the Pearch family were out in force. Sam came in 12th overall in 34:56. Whilst the kids, Callum & Bethany (new members this year) run the 1k. Callum got round in 5:30 & Bethany did 6:06. Looks like they run like their dad, rather fast.
Bournemouth Half Marathon & 5K- Sunday 7th April
Sam Pearch says he is not in good form but managed a mere 1:17:03 and was 5th overall in the Bournmouth half. Sam’s better half Cath ran her first 5k whizzing round in 30;13, well done to the Pearch family.
Four Inns Challenge – Saturday 6th April
Two of our Striders, Wayne & Luke Stevenson were members of the 3 man team, the ‘Banana Splits’ who were 10th/11th overall? in a mere 10 hours 6 mins. Don’t be fooled this is a 40 mile off road event over some of the roughest terrain in the peaks and Luke is only 16. This is a seriously impressive time guys, don’t think there are many in the club that could/would want to even do this. You may not remember but the Striders had a winning ladies team in 2011. Awesome result Banana Splits. Whats next Luke ‘Lakeland 50’, just kidding.
Stafford Half Marathon – Sunday 17 March

Yes he is off already, Dave Keegan was the only Strider to make it over to Stafford on this cold & dry day. Dave was 1088th of 2071 finishers and managed 1:54:07 and was the 8th in the V60 class.

Ashby 20 – Sunday 17 March

It was cold and wet, but this did not stop thirty Striders from completing the Ashby 20 mile road race. Many of whom are training for the London Marathon in April.

First back in 25th place was Steve Hawkins in 2 hr 7 minutes while John Thornton was 2nd fastest over 60.

Results – Patrick Munro 2:14. Marin Kerr 2:16. Steve Pezutti 2:16. Matt West 2:17. Paul Brunt 2:19. Gareth Brown 2:23. James Cunningham 2:27. Shaun Cooper 2:27. Neil Hancock 2:34. John Thornton 2:37. Wayne Stevenson 2:41. Moira Birch, first lady in 2:41. Wendy Weawall 2:42. Julie Warner 2:52. Tracey Hepburn 3:03. Richard Bowe 3:03. Christine Donald 3:06. Louise Surgay 3:06. Christine Purslow 3:12. Dave Askew 3:20. Paul Webster 3:25. Chris Sexton 3:27. Several ran together, finishing in 3:57 – Steve Cartwright, Fiona Corden, Lee Meakin, Kerry Nunn, Dave Nunn, Harriet Nunn and Alison Nunn
Wirkworth Incline – Sunday 17 March
Six Shelton Striders completed the Incline, – James Walker – 28.09, Luke Stevenson – 31.38, Ciaran Guilfoyle – 33.58, Katie Wray – 34.16, Stephen Wells – 37.58 & Julie Stevenson – 38.05. Getting ready for the headbangers?
Newton Fraction Half – Sunday 10 March
Four Shelton Striders completed the New Fraction half marathon, near Grantham on Sunday March 10th 2013, braving a very cold east wind.

Julie Stevenson 1.56.23 264th
Dave Keegan 2.01.42 301st
Dave Askew 2.01.45 302nd
Vicky Hutchinson 2.02.59 (PB) 306th

Holly Hayes Wood XC – Sunday 3 March


Congratulations to our Ladies team who finished top of Division 2 of the Derby Runner XC League and will therefore be competing in Division 1 next year. The course at Holly Hayes was slightly less muddy than in previous years and Gayle Gamble was the first lady back as the ladies finished 3rd in the final race of the season but managed to finish above their closest rivals Derby Tri to clinch the top spot. Also well done to Pascale Holden who was the top Lady V40 over the 6 races

Ladies Results

Pos Time First name Surname
9 33:51 Gayle Gamble
33 37:28 Rachel Smith
35 37:44 Carolyn Dyall
45 38:51 Julie Stevenson
65 41:46 Christine Purslow
66 41:54 Sandra Butcher
70 42:36 Christine Donald
90 50:14 Lindsey Buckley

There was also another good showing from the men who finished second at Holly Hayes to their closest rivals Beaumont, which meant a second place finish in Division 2 with Beaumont coming top. First Strider back was Sam Pearch in 5th place with Martin Kerr pushing him all the way to finish 6th a second behind

Mens Results

Pos Time First name Surname
5 27:09 Sam Pearch
6 27:10 Martin Kerr
31 29:01 James Walker
35 29:12 Stephen Hawkins
41 29:31 Robert Donald
60 30:11 Shaun Cooper
74 31:04 Ian Crompton
118 33:48 Ciaran Guilfoyle
122 34:06 Paul Brunt
124 34:10 Ludovic Floch
128 34:16 Wayne Stevenson
145 36:01 Dave Turley
150 36:47 James Realey
168 38:46 Stephen Wells
169 38:51 Robin Hutchinson
172 39:12 Dave Keegan
195 42:35 Paul Webster
198 44:09 Dave Nunn

Weston 5M & Fun Run – Sunday 24th February

Not as big a turn out as last year, it was freezing but dry. Was it warmer running or watching?

It was good seeing such a wide selection of Striders in action and a few PB’s, both Luke & Julie Stevenson. Any others let me know.

Fun Run
As you can see a massive well done to Clodagh on a very impressive result, watch out adults. In addition there were a number of very tiny members flying the clubs colours and I think it may have been the first race for some, so a massive well done to you all as well.

Pos Time Name
2 13.24 Clodagh Holmes
7 14.31 Adam Boyd
11  15.38  Jack Surgay
16  16.55  Thomas Boyd
24  17.18  Fergus Holmes
25  17.20  John Holmes
31  18.46  Joy Holmes
35  19.22  Adam Crompton
36  19.23  Ethan Buckley
37  19.25  Ian Crompton
42  18.29  Lucy Anna Boyd
47  21.13  Rose Buckley
48  21.13  Alex Buckley
58  22.06  Pirran Holden
60  22.10  Henry Surgay
61  22.10  Louise Surgay
68  23.58  Sam Worthington
69  23.58  Joseph Worthington
70  23.58  Paul Worthington

I would like to extend our congratulations to Sam’s wife on her result and maybe we will see you training with us soon. We never see Sam..

34  19.21  Catherine Pearch

Team Results
Well done to Martin, Luke, Gareth & Kenny on obtaining 3rd team overall.

5 Mile Results

Pos Time Name
7  28.50  Martin Kerr MS
20  31.06  Luke Stevenson MJ
28  31.38  Kenneth Malton MS
49  33.03  Gareth Brown MS
52  33.25  Ian Bell M40
68  34.40  Pascale Holden F35
71  35.02  Shaun Cooper MS
72  35.03  John Thornton M60
75  35.17  Ciaran Guilfoyle M40
104  36.57 Chris Turley MJ
110  37.18 James Realey MJ
121  38.00 Andrew Sayers MS
130  38.30 Stephen Wells MS
135  38.42 Dave Turley M40
145  39.38 Steve Cartwright MS
146  39.42 Julie Stevenson F35
165  41.09 Andrew Simons M60
168  41.19 Silke Krieger-Ford F35
181  42.47 Christine Donald F45
205  47.19 Alyson Woodcock F45
216  49.17 Margaret Cowling F55
231  52.13 Lindsey Buckley F35
233  52.27 Steve Aynsley M60
237  54.22 Donald Robey M60


Fosse Meadows XC Sunday 17th Feb

Sorry for the delay in getting them , well down all 1 race to go!!

Years 1- 6

Position Name Club Year Time
17 Fergus Holmes Shelton 5 7.26
31 Ethan Buckley Shelton 1 8.48
38 Rose Buckley Shelton 4 9.49

Years 7-12

Position Name Club Year Time  
8 Clodagh Holmes Shelton 8 13.11 4th girl


Grown up’s

Pos Time First name Surname Club
9 35:30 Sam Pearch Shelton
35 39:17 Ken Malton Shelton
60 41:09 Ian Crompton Shelton
64 41:28 Luke Stevenson Shelton
103 44:00 Paul Brunt Shelton
127 45:39 Ludovic Floch Shelton
129 45:41 Wayne Stevenson Shelton
166 51:28 Robin Hutchinson Shelton
190 55:27 Paul Webster Shelton
5 44:04 Gayle Gamble Shelton
8 45:22 Pascale Holden Shelton
16 46:59 Kate Wray Shelton
24 48:47 Carolyn Dyall Shelton
46 52:34 Julie Stevenson Shelton
67 57:27 Sandra Butcher Shelton
95 72:13 Lindsey Buckley Shelton

Foremark XC Sunday 10th Feb

Years 1-6

Position Name Club Year Time
12 Fergus Holmes Shelton 5 10.57
16 Megan Emerton Shelton 4 11.19
27 Ethan Buckley Shelton 1 13.42
28 Rose Buckley Shelton 4 14.15

Years 7-12 

Position Name Club Year Time  
4 Clodagh Holmes Shelton 8 19.36 1st Girl
6 Luke Trickey Shelton 7 21.07  

Foremark XC Sunday 10th Feb
Well, a BIG well done to all that showed up, ran your guts out, helped with the tent and Christine P who brought the flap jack, delicious must have had 5 pieces. Here are the results for the grown up’s, kids to follow when I get them. This is still really confusing !!

Men: Finished 5th (we can do better,surely) on the day but are top of league 2 by 2 points.

Women: Finished 2nd on the day and are top of league 2 by 1 point. Massive result keep going!!

As a team we came 2nd on the day but are still top of league 1 by a single point over Hatton Darts.

Note; the team that beat us on the day was Hermitage who are top of league 2.

Guys, come on. Our girls are showing us how it should be done, we really need to be fielding a stronger team on Sunday 17th. I know there are some injuries but some of you are soooo good you can run on Saturday and Sunday, please turn up if you can.




First name Surname



Martin Kerr



Sam Pearch



Marcel Darling



Ken Malton



James Cunningham



Gareth Brown



Ian Crompton



Ian Millward



Paul Brunt



Ciaran Guilfoyle



Stephen Wells



Dave Turley



James Realey



Robin Hutchinson



Dave Keegan



Paul Webster



Pascale Holden



Gayle Gamble



Kate Wray



Rachel Smith



Carolyn Dyall



Heather Turley



Christine Purslow



Vicki Hutchinson



Christine Donald



Jenifer Nix



Sandra Butcher



Lindsey Buckley

Charnwood Hills Fell Race 3rd Feb.
On what was a cold and windy day, 6 of our Striders ventured out to the 14mile Charnwood event.

1st back and first lady for the club in 2:23:17 was Gayle Gamble, 2nd back and 2nd lady in 2:41:43 was Sandra Butcher, followed by the 2 Chris’s (Donald and Purslow) in 2:45:23, just ahead of 1st male back in 2:45:28, Rob Donald, whilst Dave Keegan came home in 2:54:47.
Bagworth Heath XC Sunday 13th Jan
Well, looking at the results I can see that numbers of runners has gone down since the first two races, was Christmas that bad. I know we have a few injuries so let’s see a proper Shelton turn out for the new XC date on 10th Feb. The results

The 4 little striders that completed the course were:

Kids Years 1-6






Fergus Holmes




Ethan Buckley




Rose Buckley




Kian Webb



The slightly bigger ones were:

Years 7-12

Position Name




Chris Turley




Clodagh Holmes




The overall results (so far) are:

Years 1-2 Boys

Ethan Buckley is 1st. Kian Webb is 6th.

Years 5-6 Boys

Fergus is current 4th

Years 3-4 Girls

Rose Buckley is 7th, Lucille Flock is 19th.

Years 11-12 Boys

Chris Turley is 2nd.

Years 7-8 Girls

Clodagh Holmes is 2nd.


Well done kids keep it going.


Now for the 27 grown up’s.




First name Surname



Pascale Holden



Gayle Gamble



Rachel Smith



Julie Stevenson



Heather Turley



Lynne Nesbitt



Christine Purslow



Vicki Hutchinson



Sandra Butcher



Christine Donald



Jenifer Nix



Lindsey Buckley




First name Surname



Sam Pearch



Martin Kerr



Stephen Hawkins



Patrick Munro



Shaun Cooper



Ken Malton



James Cunningham



Paul Brunt



Ludovic Floch



Ciaran Guilfoyle



Dave Turley



Stephen Wells



James Realey



Robin Hutchinson



Paul Webster

These are really confusing but will have a go.On the day


  • We slipped down to 3rd
  • The men were 1st in league two.
  • The ladies managed to beat the Derby Tri team (for the 1st time) to be 1st in league two, massive result.

The overall standings are:

  • Striders are still (just ) topping the overall team standing (both leagues).
  • The men are still 1st in league 2, we need to bet those runners from Beaumont in the next race.
  • The ladies are still 2nd in league 2, we need to get past the Derby Tri team in the next race.

A massive well done, it shows that it is not about been the fastest runner but what we do as a team and in the first instance we have to turn up
Peat Pit Woods Fell Race – Sunday 6th January
At the 8K Peat Pit Woods Fell Race at Alderwasley in Derbyshire, organised by David Denton, first Strider home was Luke Stevenson in 42 minutes 19, followed by Stephen Wells in 49:44 and Julie Stevenson in 49:48
Cannock Chase Trig Points Race – Sunday 6th January
Christine Donald, Sandra Butcher and Christine Purslow ran the 27 kilometres together to finish in 3hrs 21mins 58 seconds.