Race Results 2009

News 2009

Other events will be available following the final co-ordination of all the club events for the year.
If conditions are acceptable then the track at Moorways will be on again Wednesday 6th January 6 till 7 and still at the unbelievable price of £1. See you there. 
I’m afraid I haven’t a lot to report on over the Christmas period as one of the races had to be cancelled due to black ice over at Caythorpe – Southwell 10K on Monday 28th Dec.
However on Boxing Day we had the Furnace Inn Fun Run with over 170 runners taking part & a good number of Shelton Striders making an appearance. Due to the treacherous ice still lying along various sections of the original course, it was decided the route should be reduced from a 3 mile run down to a 2.25mile run still taking runners through Darley Park. The money raised was £370 for charity.

A big thank you to all who took part and the volunteers who marshalled, took times, recorders of position and times etc etc.

Only one race to report on which was the
Tittesworth Christmas Cracker held on Sunday 20th December.
Normally a tough but fun 8 mile fell race over the Roaches, near Leek in Staffordshire the route & distance had to be altered due to the inclement weather conditions.
Still thirteen Shelton Striders took part in the shorter approximate 5  mile route around the Tittesworth reservoir. The majority of the runners who annually take part in this event do so in fancy dress & this year was  no exception.
Out of 337 runners who took part first back for the club was one of our veteran runners John Thornton in 77th place & 4th vet55 in an amazing time despite the conditions of 41.53.
Following close behind were Andy Brooks & Shaun Cooper both in 42.05.
First lady back for the club & 1st in her vet45 category was Carolyn Lee in again an excellent time of 44.40.KeyworthTurkey Trot Half Marathon -Sunday 13th December

Seven Shelton Striders took part in the 27th Keyworth Turkey Trot Half Marathon. A record field of 875 runners took part.The undulating race route took runners from Keyworth to Wysall, Willoughby, Widmerpool and Stanton, before returning to Keyworth.

Conditions were quite good for the race, starting cold and dry, then becoming drizzly, then bright.

Two personal bests were achieved in Shaun Cooper who was 1st back for the club in 26th place in a time of 1.21 &  Neil Hancock in 1.29.06.

These were followed in by Wayne Moore in 1.48.10

Dave Keegan – 1.48.40

Pascale Holden led the ladies home in 1.49.10

Alison Wynn 2.04.37

Anji Ljubujevic 2.09.44

Bolsover 11k -Sunday 13th December

Two Shelton Striders took part in the unusual race distance of 11K for what normally is known as the Bolsover 10k.  The race this year started just outside Bolsover Castle with competitors then running around the outskirts of Bolsover before finishing in the impressive castle grounds.

A cold but dry and sunny morning for the race with just short of 700 runners saw Andy Dolman finish 73rd in a time of 47.05 whilst Judith Marriott finished in 116th place – 7th lady overall & 2nd vet45 in a time of 48.53.

This next weekend sees a few of us taking part in the Tittesworth Christmas Cracker – an 8 mile fell race in fancy dress over The Roaches in Staffordshire : )

2nd round of the Derby Runner Cross Country League – Sunday 6th December at Aylestone Meadows, Leicester
Despite the muddy conditions for this weeks cross country Shelton Striders weren’t put off. We had 10 male runners & 8 female runners taking part in this 5 mile 2 lap course around Aylestone meadows.First back overall out of around 350 runners was Paul Mannion in a time of 29.18Followed in by James Walker – 31.07P.Munro – 33.54Rob Donald – 34.27Chris Keegan 34.29
 Shelton Striders 1st lady back equally her placing from Foremark race was Lizzie Hill in 5th spot in a time of 35.27Followed in by Caroline Sutton – 38.13Judith Marriott – 38.25Alison Pickering – 43.18Tracy Hepburn – 43.28Heather Turley – 44.23
Cardington Christmas Cracker Sunday 6th DecemberFive Shelton Striders ventured across to Shropshire last Sunday to compete in the 22nd Cardington Cracker. This famous Christmas fell race is a 9 mile route taking in a climb of 2,600 ft!237 runners took part & first back for the club was Shaun Cooper finishing in 29th place in a time of 1.29.18Stephen Hawkins was 40 seconds behind in 1.29.53Gavin Fletcher – 1.53.13Carolyn Lee was the first lady Strider back finishing 5th place in her v45 category in 1.59.14Whilst Sandra Butcher was our second lady finishing 1st in her v60 category in a time of 2.14.10.

 We must mention James Realey, one of our young Shelton Striders, who took part in the Markeaton Jingle Jog 5K. James was the first junior back finishing in an excellent time of 23.23.

Over at the Edwinstow 10k, Matthew Judson (1st claim to Notts AC) finished 6th in 38mins 40sec whilst Kerrie Allen knocked 2 minutes off her PB by finishing in 56 -04.
Matthew Walkers 10K Sunday 14th November
18 Shelton Striders took part in the 23rd annual race 10K road race held in Shipley Country Park last Sunday.
The race organised by Heanor Running Club took the runners through the Heanor industrial estate before heading out through Smalley, down Bell Lane finishing back near the visitor centre in Shipley Park.
With over 704 runners our 1st Strider back was Jan Pudlowski in a time of 41.24.
Followed in by:
Ian Crompton 41.25
Robert Donald 41.59
Neil Hancock 42.14
Brendan Devlin 42.14
1st lady back was young Lizzie Hill in 43.23
Pascale Holden 49.35
Wendy Wheawell 50.11
Jackie Campbell 50.38
Shelton Striders only competive race this last weekend was The Roaches fell race Sunday 8th -November a tough  15 mile fell race over in Staffordshire. With 3700ft of climb it is certainly not for the faint hearted. The event starts by going over the Roaches, down through woods and across a river then after a climb up to a ridge, drops down before climbing Shuttlingslow, turn round the Trig point and returning back the same way.
Nine Striders showed what they were made of by competing in this annual event.
First back home for the club out of 209 runners was Stephen Hawkins in 28th place overall & an excellent time of 2.32.42
Next in was Marcel Darling 86th place in 2.52.02
Alex Buckley 2.59.42
Andy Bradley 3.11.35
Gavin Fletcher 3.19.10
Kevin Milwain 3.25.09
Paul Webster 3.53.50
Darren Bradley 4.11.50
Our one & only lady who is afraid of nothing was Carolyn Lee finishing in a very respectable time of 3.25.09

Sunday 18th October Chris Ingram Memorial Race, Melton Mowbray
Two Shelton Striders namely Shaun Cooper & Dave Keegan took part in the Stilton
Striders 5 mile race around Melton Mowbray. Out of 117 runners Shaun Cooper was
9th finishing in an impressive time of 30.45 with Dave finishing 48th, 4th in
his MV60 class in time of 37.47.

Sunday 18th October Amsterdam Marathon/Half Marathon
Twelve runners from Derby – not all members of Shelton Striders, took part in
the Amsterdam marathon and half marathon on Sunday.  26,000 runners competed in
the races which included a 10K race for those who didn’t fancy braving the
longer distances.

The races started & finished in the Olympic Stadium with route taking you
through the famous Vondel park and along the Amstel river.

Gavin Fletcher was the only Strider taking part in the marathon. This was
Gavin’s first marathon and he completed it in an impressive time of just over 4
hours – 4.02.07.

Half Marathon results were as follows:
Wayne Moore (Shelton Strider)                  01:40:16
Hayley-Dawn Ho (Shelton Strider)             02:01:31     personal best
Claire Hirons  (Shelton Strider)                  02:06:49      personal best
Nicole Moore                                                    02:09:23

Tracy Craddock (Shelton Strider)              02:12:02
Lisa Tatem (Shelton Strider)                       02:16:12
Davison                                         02:18:59
Morgan                                                    02:22:21
Victoria Else                                                       02:26:08

A number of these Shelton Striders are competing in the 2010 London Marathon, so
it was a good start for their training regime with personal bests under their
It was a busy one for the Shelton Striders last Sunday 11th October with the
Merrill 10K Classic and fun run, working alongside Merrill College in putting
this popular & well supported annual road race together .
The fast flattish mainly course starts by the Boulton Lane Community Centre &
finishes within the Merrill College grounds. Over 400 runners took part in the
First across the line was Ben Norris from Notts AC in 32.00 , not quite the
course record but has mentioned he will be back next year!
2nd place Chris Rainsford, Heanor RC in 32.50
3rd place Paul Lewis, Long Eaton in 33.02

First back was
1st lady was Nicola Clay, Stilton Striders in 36.28
2nd Clare Mckittrick, Charnwood AC in 37.00
3rd Lisa Palmer, Heanor AC in 37.34

As for the Shelton Striders who ran we had 17 representatives. First back was
Shaun Cooper in 38.21.
Followed in by Janusz Pudlowski in 40.14
Matthew West in 40.19
Marcel Darling 40.32
Robert Donlad 41.84
Alex Buckley 42.01
Brendan Devlin 42.23

First lady back for the club was Jackie Campbell in 51.15
Followed in by Gill Watson in 56.47
Patricia Lincoln in 57.06

Merrill Fun Run proved a competive race too for the young runners who took part.
The first three runners home ran a fast and comfortable 2 mile race around the
college grounds.
First in was Sam Sadley in 12.39
Next in was an extremely fast young lady and one to watch in the future Danielle
Booth, Derby AC in 12.46
James Whitfield, 4 Life Tri Club in 13.27

First Shelton Strider back in the fun run was Adam Boyd in 14.58 finishing 8th
overall out of 110 competitors.

Leicester Half Marathon Sunday 11th October
Tracy Craddock was our only representative at the Leicester festival of running.
Tracy chose to run the half marathon distance as a warm up to her Amsterdam half
marathon race next weekend. With that in mind Tracey ran a personal best and
completed the course in 2.11.

Upcoming Headbanger event update.

 I have updated the Macclesfield Harriers Roaches Fell Race contact, also information on the MK requirement, for anyone thinking about doing this event, the Passing Clouds Race on the 25th October will give you an idea of the terrain.
This link will take you to the Congleton harriers site for the Passing Clouds.

 Sunday 13th September

Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon

14 Shelton Striders joined more than 1200 other runners for the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon in Wales on Sunday. This popular run takes competitors around the beautiful lake on a surprisingly flat course given the surrounding mountains. The shaded route provided relief from the glorious September sunshine, allowing for some excellent times. First back for Shelton Striders was Ian Crompton in 1:29:25, with Shaun Cooper hard on his heels in 1:29:26. Third place male was Dave Keegan, who ran an excellent 1:41:40 to finish 8th in his V60 age category.
For the ladies, Cathy Clifford continued her excellent form to finish 9th in her LV45 age category in a time of 1:41:45.  Next in was Pascale Holden who smashed nine minutes off her half marathon PB to finish in 1:43:05. Third Striders lady was Carolyn Lee in 1:47:14.
Other results were
Chris Hopkinson 1:47:14
Tracy Hepburn 1:50:11
Dave Turley 1:52:45
Kevin Milwain 1:52:47
Darren Bradley 1:53:53
Heather Turley 1:58:37
Gloria Jervis 2:03:17
Mandy Lewis 2:21:07
Well done everybody and thanks for making the trip such a great day out.
Nottingham Half Marathon & Full Marathon Sunday 13th September
Eight Shelton Striders competed with well over 6,600 runners in the annual
Nottingham half marathon. Despite the large number of runners
 Robert Donald
managed a time of 1.36.40 and was first back for the club.
He was followed in by
Brendan Devlin in 1.39.32
Andrew Deighton 1.47.27
Kulwant Singh Johal 1.53.46
Alison Pickering was 1st lady back for the club in 1.52.19 (2 minutes faster
than last year).
Don Robey 1.59.34
Christine Donald 2.09.07
John Moylan 2.13.46

Alexandra Bradley took part in her first ever marathon over in Nottingham and
finished in a very respectable time of 4.23.51. There were around 1,300 runners
competing in the full event.

Ashbourne Half Marathon Sunday 13th September
Three Shelton Striders took part in the tough but scenic Ashbourne half

 Out of 168 runners Dave Thornton (3rd MV50) & Neil Hancock were first
back for the club in an impressive 1.32.18.
Geoff Beadsmore finished in a time of 1.52.30

Tom McGonigal 5k/10K Belper – Sunday 13th September

Only one Strider ventured the short distance up the A6 to compete in the
annual5k held at Belper Meadows Cricket Ground. Running along side Nigel Clough
and family, Judith Marriott completed the fast flat course along the river
Derwent in a time of 20.03, finishing 1st lady and 4th overall.
It was first time the organisers had run the 10K event, which was a tough
undulating course taking runners over the Chevin and back along Milford and into

Tuesday 8th September

Chevin Fell Race (2.7m 600ft climbing)

Andy Bradley was our first Strider home in 25:20, followed in by Gavin Fletcher in 25:25, Carolyn Lee was our first lady and also the first LV40 in 27:14, Allan Barber was next in 27:37 (1st V60), Chris Hopkinson in 28:31, Dave Keegan in 28:31, Sandra Butcher in 29:38 (1st LV60) and well done to Mandy Lewis in her first Fell race in 38:38.

Sunday 6th September

Owls AC John Fraser 10 mile Road Race

Shelton Striders had an excellent turn out of 21 runners down in Leicester at Countesthorpe College for the Owls AC John Fraser 10 mile road race.
This undulating but scenic course had over 500 runners take part. First back for Shelton Striders was
James Walker, finishing 22nd overall in a time of 60.01.
Followed in by Shaun Cooper 67.46
Dave Thornton 68.06
Neil Hancock 68.25
1st lady back Caroline Sutton in 72.13
Rob Donald 72.32
Andy Bradley 72.51
Lizzie Hill 72.51
Jonathon Bird 75.00
Cathy Clifford 78.42
Pascale Holden 80.09

Dave Denton’s Milford Chevin Fell Race Tuesday 8th September

8 Shelton Striders competed in this popular fell race organised by Dave Denton over in Milford, Derbyshire.  80 runners took part in long race – a 3 mile tough route up & over the Chevin.

First back for the club was Andy Bradley in 25.20

Gavin Fletcher 25.25
1st lady back was Carolyn Lee 27.14
Allan Barber 27.33
Chris Hopkinson 28.21
Dave Keegan 28.31
Sandra Butcher 29.28
Mandy Lewis 38.38

Saturday 29th August Double or Quit

Five Shelton Striders competed in the 5th annual Double or Quit race organised
by Ilkeston Running Club.
The race allows you to choose to run either 5 miles or 10 miles of a multi
terrain undulating tough course around Shipley Park.
Judith Marriott opted for the shorter 5 mile distance & it paid off as she was
2nd lady back, completing the course in a time of 38.11.

The other four Striders opted for the double route & first back was Jason Ball
in 70.03
Followed in by Dave Keegan in 83.07
Darren Bradley in 84.09
Jackie Campbell in 85.50

Sunday 30th August Bradbourne Fell Race

Six Shelton Striders competed in the annual Bradbourne Fell Races – all six
chose the 5.4mile route.
1st back for the club & coming back from injury was Shaun Cooper in 16th place
in atime of 40.06
Followed in by
Stephen Pezzutti in 41.31
1st lady back Caroline Sutton in 43.50
Andrew Hall 45.17
Pascale Holden in 50.25
Dave Keegan in 53.15

Sunday 30th August Belvedere 10K
One lone Shelton Strider took part in this 10K race over at Burton.  Don Robey
came 128th out of 198 in a time of 52.15.

 Berlin 10k Champions Run

One of our ladies took herself over to Berlin to take part in the Berlin 10k Champions Run on Saturday 22nd of August

Silke Kreiger Ford’s time of 53-35 was not her best but the weather was very warm and the course very crowded.

Silke was in prime position in the stadium when THE BOLT himself, won the 2oo metres in a world record time of 19-19. What an honour that was.

Would he have bettered that if he had attended the Wednesday night training sessions, who knows?

 Rolls Royce 10k.     Wednesday 5th August

31 Striders took part in this annual 10k race organised by the Rolls Royce Harriers and takes in the area around Mickleover.

First back for the Striders in a time of 36 – 26 was James Walker, followed by

 Dave Thornton in 39-00

Jan Pudlowski     40-45

Ian Crompton       41-01

Brendan Devin      41-10

Ian Bell                  41-26  pb

Neil Hancock        41-35

Steven Pezzutti    42-14

Jonathon Bird      42-16

Alex Buckley        42-22

Marcell Darling    43-33

Rob Donald          43-50

Andy Bradley       44-18

Wayne Moore       44-32  pb

Shaun Watson     44-48

Gavin Fletcher     44-58

Darren Bradley    49-06

Andrew Simons   58-48

Steve Aynsley       1-02 


Caroline Sutton   44-05

Lizzie Hill             45-01

Carolynn Lee       46-54

Pascale Holden   48-17

Alison Pickering  51-12

Sandra Butcher   53-45

Anjie Ljubojevic  54-16

Zoe Robertson    54-55

Nina Patel            55-03

Haley Ho                1-00

Fiona Porter          1-03

Loiuse Fletcher   Time unknown

A big well done to all who turned out and carried the Shelton colours with PRIDE.


 Heanor 5 mile Friday 31st July

28 Shelton Striders took part in the 9th annual Heanor 5 mile road race starting
and finishing at Shipley Hall Cricket Club. Around 200 competitors ran this new
undulating route around Shipley Park.
Shelton Striders results were as follows with at least 3 personal bests & two
vet category firsts:
1st back for the club was Dave Thornton in 16th place in a time of 31.56
Followed in by:
Steve Pezutti 33.19
Jan Pudlowski 33.28
Ian Bell 33.30
Brendan Devlin 33.38 (personal best)
Alex Buckley 33.39
Rob Donald 33.43
Shaun Watson 35.27
Wayne Moore 35.31 (personal best)

Ladies were as follows:
1st back for the club was Lizzie Hill in 35.38
Followed in by:
Alex Bradley 37.50
Carolyn Lee 37.53 (1st vet45)
Pascale Holden 38.31
Cathy Clifford 39.18
Alison Pickering 41.56
Ruth Cook 43.15
Gloria Jervis 44.09 (1st vet55)
Hayley Dawn Ho 49.43 (personal best)

Nottingham 5 and Pride Park Relays.

 Nottingham AC 5 Mile Road Race Friday 24th July

Two Shelton Striders drove up the A52 to take part in the Nottingham Athletics
Club 5 mile road race along the Victoria Embankment last Friday.
Both runners achieved personal bests.

James Walker was 14th overall out of 140 runners & completed the course in
Dave Keegan was 4th back in his V60 category & finished
in 35.32.

Pride Park Relays Monday 27th July

Derbyshire County Athletic Association Senior & Masters Relays Monday 27th July

Shelton Striders entered 6 mens teams and 5 women’s teams taking part in the
relays. This is the most entries Shelton Striders have ever had.
A total of 39 Striders competed, which is brilliant, and a testimony to the the
camaraderie and support within the club.
The 2 mile route started & finished outside Starbucks at Derby County’s football
stadium then up towards just before London Road turning left into Alvaston Park
& then back along the river path before turning left at the back of the JJB
stadium & round the outside of the stadium. The route being fast & undulating
for any runner.

Striders best placed team was in the event with a team consisting of Angie
Ljubojevic,  Alison Wynne  and Judith Marriot finishing 3rd overall in the Vet
35 category.

Masters men came 7th and 10th whilst in the Seniors we had 6th place in both the
mens and womens. The women also came 7th,10th and 13th whilst the others mens
team in the Seniors came 9th, 12th.


After three events the 2 and 4 mile handicap competitions are both closely fought with at least 6 runners in contention in each competition. Chris Turley leads the 2 mile from Tracey Craddock and Steve Oliver and Caroline Sutton narrowly leads the 4 mile from Ian Bell and Lizzie Hill. However, this could easily change after the Darley Park event on 22 July. As the competition is based on the best 5 results from 6 events the outcome is currently too close to call at this stage. There have been 24 competitors taking part in each event so far. We have had three very different events starting with the flat out-and-back race from the clubhouse at Shelton Lock. This was followed by the tough Ingleby run at which, thankfully, only 1 competitor went wrong and we didn’t have to send search parties out for anyone this year! The most recent event was a new venue at Poppy Wood, a National Forest planting site. The start and finish took place from St Brides Farmhouse. The owner, Paul Spencer and family kindly provided car parking and after-race refreshments. This was a most enjoyable change of scenery on a hot summer’s evening for which there was an excellent turnout. With all to play for I anticipate the remaining events at Darley Park (22nd July), Weston (4th August) and Ockbrook (10th Sept) will be hotly contested. My thanks go particularly to Brian and Pam Budd for their excellent timekeeping and registration, Dave Turley, Dave Nunn and Paul Webster for their assistance as marshalls and marker collectors. I hope those who have taken part have enjoyed the runs and would appreciate your feedback on the competition this year. I would welcome any suggestions for new routes or any other changes you would like to see for the future.

Allan Barber

Saturday 18th July is the night we have our 25th Anniversary Party at the Sinfin Social Club .

All New and Past members are very welcome to come along and join in the celebration.

Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children which includes buffet, disco and live music. Come on down!!!!!

If you could let any of the committee know that you intend coming then you can pay at the door on the night.

You will find our contact numbers in the Menu on the home page.

This is a one off offer as we will never celebrate 25 years of the Striders again, 30, 40 and maybe 50 but not 25 again so don’t miss the opportunity of catching up with past members and new members.

We would love to see you.

7th July Full Sun Race Route

The Full Sun route will be back to Milford again this year, the only difference will be the start and finish points have changed to Well Lane. We will be doing a reqi run of the route on the day after the 25th Anniversary evening. The reqi run will be a social event to check the route is still safe, and clean the cobwebs out from the night before, so anyone interested is welcome, talk to Carolyn or Chris for more info.

Update from this last weekend:

Mansfield Half Marathon – Sunday 28th June
Nine Shelton Striders took part in this new route for the Mansfield half
marathon. The 13.1 mile course was semi rural and slightly undulating rather
than the challenging hills previously.
Almost 800 runners competed in this race starting from Berry Hill Park.
First back for the club and shaving a massive 4 minutes off her personal best

Caroline Sutton in an impressive time of 1.37.48
First male back was Chris Sexton in 1.40.53
Followed in by Gavin Fletcher in 1.43.45
Catherine Clifford in 1.47.33
Dave Keegan in 1.52.57
Wendy Wheawell 1.52.57
Darren Bradley in 2.01.26
Gloria Jervis in 2.05.26
Paul Webster in 2.06.20

24th June Riber Fell Race

There were 7 Striders out of the 71 runners at the Riber Fell Race, times and places were as follows.

  • Steve Pezzuti       22nd 40:30
  • Gavin Fletcher      28th 41:44
  • Alan Barber         45th 46:07
  • Carolyn Lee         47th 46:26
  • Dave Keegan       48th 48:02
  • Cathy Clifford       60th 52:07
  • Sandra Butcher    68th 53:48


24th June Full Sun Run Date Change

I have had to change the Full Sun Run date to the 26th July from the 12th due to other commitments.

Castleton Fell Race 5th June

This years Headbanger club trip was to the Castleton Fell Race. Many thanks to Gavin who arranged and drove the bus this year. There were 10 Striders competing this year in what turned out to be a cold and wet event. The results are as follows.

  • Steve Hawkins 21st in  50:17
  • Alex Buckley               57:55
  • Gavin Fletcher             59:48
  • Caroline Sutton 3rd L   60:36
  • Carolyn Lee 2nd LV      65:02
  • Alan Barber                 69:15
  • Dave Keegan              71:35
  • Steve Oliver                71:46
  • Pascal Holden              72:31
  • Cathy Clifford               73:20

The next event in the Headbangers is Riber on the 24th June.

Sunday 10th May

The Long and Short Brooksie Bash races had 17 runners on a warm sunny day, there were a few regular faces missing due to clashes with other events, but on the day Steve Hawkins went for broke, and smashed the long course record by 3 minutes to record a 1:39:09 some 12 minutes clear of John Thornton in 1:51;29, Simon Durston-Smith took 10mins off his best to record 1:53:29, and Lizzie Hill doing her first long event was just 35 seconds outside the hour, followed in by Dave Thornton just a second later.

The Short event was won by Derek Hobbs in 59:25 Alan Barber followed in at 1:07:39, with Cathy Clifford the first lady in 1:16:47, other finishers were, Chris Sexton 1:16:45, Dave Keegan 1:16:48, Tracy Hepburn 1:17:13, Pascal Holden 1:17:18, Carolyn Lee 1:17:20, Paul Webster 1:35:10, with Simon Moore running as a guest in 1:17:15.

The Next event is the Castleton Fell Race on the 5th June, this may still be a club trip if there is enough interest, see Carolyn at the club night.

Monday 4th May

There were  7 Striders at the 13.5 mile Woodhouse May Day Challenge. First man home for both Striders and the event was Sean Cooper in a time of 1:29:12 setting the course record up for next year, Sean was about a minute clear of the chasing bunch. The damp and drizzly day did not deter about 150+ runners trying the new course out, this well organised race looks like being an annular event.

The Strider results were as follows.

Sean Cooper 1:29:12; Caroline Sutton 1:49:40; Dave Keegan 1:51:25; Carolyn Lee 2:00:57; Pascal Holden 2:07:35; Chris Hopkinson 2:07:45; Sandra Butcher 2:07:50.

Monday 27th April

For information, we have done a reqi of the route of the Headbanger May Day Challenge on the 2nd May, it has quite a lot of hard surface/road in it, so fell shoes are NOT advisable, trail would be better, it would be possible to do this route in road shoes, but I will leave that to individuals to choose. The route uses part of the Charnwood Hills Race route, but there is nothing like as much climbing, there is possibly less climbing than the Brooksie Bash Long route, allow time for parking as it could get congested.

Sunday 26th April

Well done to all the Striders who took part in today’s London Marathon.

First in for the club was Steve Hawkins in a impressive time of 2.53.03.

Steve was followed in by Roger Booth – 9th in his vet 55 category in 2.59.58.
Neil Hancock did a personal best, slashing his previous marathon run by around 20 mins completing the course in 3.29.15.
First lady back for the club and again getting a personal best by over a minute was Cathy Clifford who finished in 3.45.58 – 139 in her vet 45 category.
Our other finishers were:
Tracy Hepburn – 3.55.47
Kevin Milwain – 4.44.59
Darren Bradley – 4.58.12
Zoe Robertson – 5.00.31
Claire Hirons  – 5.10.45
Amanda Lewis – 5.14.52
Alison Nunn – 5.34.12
Lucy Allsopp – 6.18.43
Congratulations to each and every one of you – especially in the heat!

Wednesday 22nd April

If you are thinking about entering the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon (club trip and one of our Championship races), please note that the race is filling fast. Please enter asap.

Visit www.oswestryolympians.co.uk

Sunday 19th April

Well done to all 44 Shelton Striders who took part in the Derby 10K!

James Walker 00:36:49
Stephen Pezzutti 00:38:10
Roger Booth 00:38:39
David Nelson 00:40:36
Ian Crompton 00:41:14
Alex Buckley 00:41:28
Simon Durston-Smith 00:41:51
Ian Bell 00:42:13
Alexandra Bradley 00:43:18
Shaun Watson 00:43:25
Lizzie Hill 00:43:45
Christopher Sexton 00:43:52
Kulwant Singh Johal 00:44:14
Roy Hobson 00:44:40
Gavin Fletcher 00:45:12
David Keegan 00:45:37
Peter Bunce 00:45:47
Shaun Cooper 00:46:08
Carolyn Lee 00:46:09
Chris Hopkinson 00:46:23
Andrew Simons 00:47:55
Alison Pickering 00:47:39
Pascale Holden 00:47:52
Wendy Wheawall 00:48:03
Tracy Hepburn 00:48:10
Ruth Cook 00:49:30
Dave Nunn 00:48:33
Silke Krieger-Ford 00:51:14
Alastair Boyd 00:51:45
Reg Carter 00:53:12
Andrew Deighton 00:51:30
Gloria Jervis 00:54:12
Benjamin Butcher 00:54:59
Ken Keegan 00:56:41
Patricia Lincoln 00:56:30
Stephen Wells 00:55:28
Margaret Cowling 00:56:48
Donald Robey 00:56:48
Louise Fletcher 00:58:51
Ann Adams 00:59:17
Lorraine Shenton 00:57:54
Lynne Chapman 00:59:03
Claire Hirons 01:03:49
Erica Tite 01:11:02

Sunday 12th April

Shining Cliffs Fell Race

The first Headbanger of the season, and the first in the “Country Challenge” saw 6 Striders completing the 4.9mile full event with 2 completing the shorter 2.4mile event. The hilly course was muddy in places after overnight rain, with the worst area of mud near the start/finish. The Results are as follows.

Shaun Cooper 11th in 40:50
Gavin Fletcher 45:10

Jonathan Bird 46:33

Carolyn Lee 53:41 (2ndW40)

Kate Wray 53:41

Chris Hopkinson 55:11

And in the short race

Wayne Moore 24:48

Judith Marriott 26:37

The full results are at www.runningwithdavid.com

The next event in the Headbangers is the “Woodhouse May Challenge” on 4th May, see the events for info.

Change of date.

Full sun Race changed to the 12th July, this is from the 19th to avoid a clash with the 25th Celebration the night before.

Sunday 29th March

Weston 5

It was a beautiful sunny morning that greeted the 50 (yes 50) Shelton Striders  from a line up of 229 runners taking part in this years Weston 5 Mile road race. This well attended run seems to attract more runners and the good weather every year. It starts from the Ukrainian Centre and is very well organised by the 107 Weston, Aston and Shardlow Scout group.
1st back for the club as usual was James Walker 5th home in a time of 29.08.
2nd in for Shelton was Steve Hawkins in 9th in a time of 30.10.
In 3rd for Shelton and 2nd overall in the M50 category of 33 runners was Dave
Thornton in 31.12
For the Shelton Ladies
1st back was the ever improving Lizzie Hill in 35.06
2nd in a time of 35.51 Alexandra Bradley
3rd back Carolyn Lee in 37.20 and 2nd in the F45 category.
Special mention for Rebecca Turley running her first ever 5 mile race for
Shelton coming home 2nd in FJ category with a respectable 48.09.

30th March

Wednesday night training

Please note that the track sessions at Moorways have now finished and we start at Darley Park this Wednesday 1st April. 6 till 7pm at the Darley Abbey Pub end of the park.     See you there.

26th March

Good news all, the new club vests have finally arrived, they are a more technical vest this time, so less chance of the rubbing and chafing we hope, see Gavin he will have them from Friday.

Sunday 22nd March
Ashby 20

Fifteen Shelton Striders took part in the 21st anniversary of the Ashby 20 road race.  This popular race is used as one of the last long runs before the London Marathon.

Over 800 runners ran the tough, undulating course in Leicestershire, consisting of 2 laps of 10 miles starting in the Ashby Bath grounds and taking in Packington, Heather and Normanton Le Heath.

Shelton Striders results are as follows:

First back was Roger Booth in 2.22.52
Neil Hancock 2.25.00
First lady back and as always improving on her time Catherine Clifford in 2.41.42

Other finishers
Chris Sexton 2.47.40
Alex Buckley 2.51.43
Tracy Hepburn 2.54.13
Shaun Cooper 2.55.19
Gavin Fletcher 2.55.20
Julie Warner 2.59.37
Dave Keegan 3.06.38
Claire Hirons 3.37.55
Amanda Lewis 3.41.10
Darren Bradley 3.41.10
Alison Nunn 3.50.43
Dave Nunn 3.50.43