Race Results 2010

News 2010

We had a good turnout on Boxing Day for the Furnace Inn 5K fun run, around 125 runners despite the extreme temperatures of -2C. The 3 mile run was an out & back route starting just up from the Furnace Inn taking runners through Darley Park out along past Darley Mills & back along Folly  Road into Darley Fields before turning for a short loop along the path by Darley Grove finishing just up from the Furnace Inn.

The race was won by Tom Bishop, Derby AC with local runner Lisa Palmer, Heanor RC first female.
James Walker was first male and Lizzie Hill first female back for Shelton Striders.
The fun run raised £270 for Shelton Striders nominated charity for 2010 First Steps.

Queens Head 5K Monday 27th December
Despite the warmer temperatures the weather did take a quick turn for the worse with sleet showers half way through the annual Queens Head 5K run.
87 runners competed with Shelton Striders having just 3 club runners turning out for this out & back undulating road route along Crich Lane.
Judith Marriott was the only female for the club finishing in a time of 22.00 & 2nd W40.
Wayne Moore 23.20
Alastair Boyd 25.02

Thanks to all the helpers and runners at The Furnace today. Helped raise around £270

See you all at The Furnace Fun Run, Boxing Day. Start time 11am. Entries open at 10am £2 ,all to charity, Distance approx 3miles.

Well you’ve guessed it     TRACK IS CANCELLED     for tonight.       Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our readers.

Check out the events section for the next things that are happening.

PLEASE NOTE!!!!!!!! Tomorrows Cross Country has been cancelled, spread the word.

GOOD NEWS everyone   Track is DEFINITELY           ON ON ON TONIGHT.

London Marathon Places
Congratulations to Gavin Fletcher, Sam Pearch and Alex Buckley who have been allocated the three club places for the London Marathon 2011. Don’t forget to return your forms by 7th January, guys, and see Roger for details about the trip. Good luck!

The Roaches Fell Race Sunday 14th November
One of the toughest fell races in the local calendar did not put off a small number of hardy Shelton Striders. The route takes runners through fields, moorland, The Roaches, climbing to around 2,000 ft at the highest point & running through deep fast flowing water is not for the faint hearted.
Still Steve Hawkins was 33rd in 2:36:34, Marcel Darling 47th in 2:40:38 and Shaun Cooper 48th in 2:40 39. There were 183 runners.

Leg it Round Lathkill Sunday 14th November
This 7.2mile cross country/fell race saw a record turn out of over 200 runners take part in this scenic route around Lathkill Dale.  With steep climbs (around 900ft), limestone trails, fields, farmyards & cattle to contend with, the race is still taken at a fast pace.
Shelton Striders had 9 runners competing.
First back for the club was Rob Donald in 23rd place in 52.15
Judith Marriott first lady for the club in 85th place in 1 hr 34 seconds (2nd vet 40 & 5th lady overall)
Gavin Fletcher 94th 1. 01.29
John Thornton 100th 1. 02.43
Carolyn Hopkinson 113th 1.04.13
Chris Hopkinson 119th 1.05.03
Sandra Butcher 177th 1.15.47
Chris Donald 182nd 1.18.37
Amanda Lewis 187th 1.24.23

High Peak Relay Sunday 14th November
Shelton Striders took one team to compete in the High Peak Relay running distances from around 2.5 miles to 5.5miles along the High Peak Trail.  Shelton Striders team finished 33rd overall.



Snowdonia Marathon Saturday 30th October
Roger Booth was the only Shelton Strider to take part in the Snowdonia marathon this year. This demanding but spectacular  route encircles Snowdon with the start & finish in Llanberis. Roger won his vet 60 category, not to be outdone by his fellow Striders competing in the Worksop half marathon , Roger too achieved a personal best knocking 2 minutes off his time from last year, finishing in an excellent time of 3.18.14.
For his prize Roger was presented with a beautiful framed fabric collage scene of Snowdonia by Josie Russell.

Worksop Half Marathon Sunday 31st October
Fancy dress was the call for many of the Shelton Striders taking part in the Worksop half marathon on Sunday.  30 Striders took part in the Halloween themed race.  Witches, devils, mum mies & cats all competed along side nearly 2,000 runners who ran this undulating course through the scenic Clumber Park.  Speedy spells must have been cast on Shelton Striders that day as a large number of them managed personal bests!
First back for the club was James Walker 9th overall & 5th in his Senior category in a time of 1.16.02 (pb)
Sam Pearch 18th overall & 12th in his Senior category in a time of 1.17.13 (pb)
Stephen Hawkins 10th in his vet 40 category 1.22.57 (pb)
Marcel Darling 1.25.52 (pb)
Matt West 1.26.27 (pb)
Steve Pezzutti 1.27.14 (pb)
Ian Crompton 1.28.55 (pb)
Andy Dolman 1.29.03 (pb)
First lady back was young Lizzie Hill finishing 4th Senior female in 1.34.47 (pb)
Judith Marriott finishing 5th in her vet 45 category & knocking 9 mins off her previous time on this course
Liz Kitchen 1.45.41
Tracy Hepburn 1.56.35
Silke Kreiger Ford 1.59.41
Alison Donaldson 2.00.20
Claire Hirons 2.06.53
Chris Donald 2.08.07

Original Mountain Marathon Saturday/Sunday 30th/31st October
Two Shelton Striders (husband & wife) took part in one of the toughest if not the toughest mountain marathon challenges in the UK.
The event varies each year as to where this orienteering challenge takes place.  This year Dartmoor was the setting.  Andrew Powell took part in the C Series a distance of 45km. Andrew & his team mate finished an impressive 11th place in a time of 10.30.38.  Emily competed in the Short Course event & finished in again an impressive 13th place with her team mate and won a prize as the first lady team.

Here is the weekend update on Shelton Striders. See also below this info on the Christmas Cracker

Birmingham Half Marathon Sunday 24th October
4 Shelton Striders took part in the Birmingham half marathon. Over 11,000 runners took part in this 13.1mile route around the city of Birmingham.  Running past landmarks including Cadbury’s World, Cannon Park before heading back onto Broad Street for the city centre finish.
Richard Spencer was the only male Strider back finishing in a time of 1.36.53
Kelly Craven was the first female Strider back in time of 1.55.12
Carolyn Dyall close on Kelly’s heels finished in 1.56.37
Lynne Chapman finished in time of 2.20.18

Passing Clouds Fell Race Sunday 24th October
4 Shelton Striders were part of the 195 runners who competed this tough 9.82mile fell race.  The route including heading across the Roaches in the Staffordshire Moorlands ensured the runners a few thousand feet of climbing to endure – they had at the highest point to climb over 1800ft!
Marcel Darling was the first Strider back, finishing 30th in a time of 1.25.24
Steve Hawkins was only a couple of minutes behind in 41st place & in a time of 1.27.29
Carolyn Hopkinson was the only female Strider taking part finishing in a time of 1.47.24
Chris Hopkinson was just behind his good lady wife in 1.48.29

Dublin Marathon Monday 25th October
1 Shelton Strider – Phil Rawson ventured over the water to compete in the Dublin Marathon. With over 13,000 runners taking part in this reknowned friendly marathon, the route includes heading through Phoenix Park, Bushy Park & University of College of Dublin before finishing in Merrion Square.
Phil completed the 26.2 mile route in 4.27.46.
Race Information Sheet : ‘Christmas Cracker’ Race Sunday 19th DecemberStaffs Moorlands Athletics Club Yes, it’s time to start thinking of fancy dress and bracing a Sunday morning, battling the elements at the ever popular Christmas CrackerFor those who haven’t run it before, the 8 mile multi-terrain course has approximately 40% run on tarmac roads. The rest is over fields and gritstone. Between the 2 and 4 miles you will be running along the Roaches ridge, which is exposed at 1,500 feet above sea level. The descent can get icy. We encourage people to wear festive fancy dress, but do please ensure you’re also prepared and not caught out by what can be very cold, wet and windy conditions.If, like last year, the elements are really against us, then it’s ‘Plan B’, a 5 mile race around Tittesworth ReservoirThe race starts at 11:00 a.m. at Tittesworth Visitor Centre, near Meerbrook. Registration commences at 09:00 a.m. and is open until 10:45 a.m. You’ll find it in the Visitor’s Centre lobby.Parking is to the left of Visitor Centre & left & right of the main entrance road; the free parking tokens need to be displayed in vehicle. They can be obtained from registration point. (1 token per competitor). Refreshments & toilets are available at Tittesworth Visitor Centre.Presentation of awards will take place at approximately 1:30 p.m.Awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female overall & Veteran category winners Male: 40,45,50,55,60,65 & Female 35,40,45,50,55,60,65. Team prizes: First Men’s team (4 to count) First ladies team (3 to count). ‘King of the Mountain’ trophy awarded to first runner to the Roaches trig point.The ‘Ron Lucas’ awards for fancy dress costume will be judged by his family & presented to the Best Individual 1st, 2nd, 3rd + Best Team & Runner Up Team.

The Shelton Striders theme will be (and thanks to Dave Nunn for proposing) Village People.

The entry form for the 2010 Christmas Cracker race can be downloaded here (PDF). £8 pre entry or £9 on the day for club runners.http://staffsmoorlands-ac.co.uk/images/Moorlands/Downloads/EntryForms/crackerentryform2010.pdf Check out some new photos in the Striders in Action Section.

Please be aware that Wednesday evening training from 6 till 7 for the next 2 weeks will be at Pride Park Stadium, meet next to the statue. See you there

 Merrill 10K Sunday 10th October
Last Sunday saw the Merrill 10k being held on 10/10/2010 at 10 to 10!
Over 330 runners finished annual our road race raising money for both Merrill College & Shelton Striders.  The race is reknowned for it’s strong support with the majority of the marshalls coming from Shelton Striders themselves.  However, the club did manage to have a small number of runners in the event.

The course is fairly flat making this a good pb course for alot of runners who come back year upon year.

First back was Richard Kay running for Tipton Harriers in a time of 32.19
James Douglas for Charnwood AC was next in 32.46
David Mainsbridge for Telford AC was 3rd in 34.49

First Shelton Strider was James Walker finishing 5th overall in a time of 35.18
Marcel Darling was next in for the club achieving a pb in a time of 38.09 & finishing 2nd Vet 40 Cat
Stephen Hawkins was just behind in 38.21 & finishing 3rd Vet 40 Cat

Roger Booth for Shelton Striders won his Vet 60 Cat finishing in 31st place in a time of 39.35

2 Striders possibly taking part in their first race in our colours were Martin Kerr in 39.20 and 29th place  as well as Kenneth Malton finishing in 41.40 and 56th position. Well done to them both

First lady back in the Merrill 10k was Helen Burrell from Redhill Road Runners in a time of 38.49.
Rachel Olivant was 2nd from Derby AC in a time of 39.52
Abbey Norman was 3rd placed again from Derby AC in a time of 40.22

One lady Strider competed in the race – Lynne Chapman finishing in a time of 1.00.03

In the team results
1st Derby AC
2nd Shelton Striders
3rd Long Eaton

1st Derby AC
2nd Holme Pierrepoint
3rd Heanor RC

Fun Run 1.5 miles 118 competed in this two lap course.
1st place Adam Boyd Shelton Striders – 10.19
2nd James Whitfield NDB – 10.28
3rd Andrew Churchill 10.59

1st female was 4th placed Chloe Scaife – 11.18
2nd Heather Thornton – 11.21
3rd Yasmin Henchcliffe – 12.10

15 Shelton Striders competed in the fun run.  After Adam Boyd in 1st place came James Realey in 12.15
Thomas Boyd – 12.58
Jordan Lewis – 13.58
First female back for the Striders was Jade Lewis in 16.34
Followed by Hollie Moore in 16.47
Pippa Oldacre in 17.26

The Ho family of Reme, Jay & Tai Anne all achieved pbs.

The Leicester half marathon was also on Sunday 10th October, with over 2,000 runners in the event.
Tracy Craddock, the only Shelton Strider to take part knocked 3 minutes off her previous best time.  Tracy finished the course in 2.08.43.

 One big weekend last weekend for 6 Shelton Striders who took part 500 miles away in the Loch Ness Marathon.
Sunday 3rd October saw around 4,000 runners take part in the 9th Loch Ness Marathon.  The route starts close to Fort Augustus & then heads back to Inverness Bught Park – taking in an underlating route along the side of Loch Ness.
Despite the rain for the first two hours of the race the 6 Shelton Striders did the club proud.
First back in her first ever road marathon was:
Judith Marriott in a time of 3.36.41 – finishing 15th in FemaleVet 45Cat, 49th female overall
Catherine Clifford was next – getting a pb in her 4th marathon in a time of 3.36.46 – finishing 16th in FemaleVet45 Cat, 51st female overall.
Julie Warner was next in – another pb – 3.49.38
Dave Keegan the only male from the club – 4.25.17 – finishing 23rd in MaleVet60Cat
Alison Donaldson on her home turf finished in 4.28.17
Sandra Butcher completed the line up & finished in 4.53.34 & 18th in Vet55 Cat

One Shelton Strider took part in the Mabelthorpe half marathon on Sunday 3rd October.  Neil Hancock completed the course in 1.32.41

The first x country of the season saw the Striders in 6th place as a joint team in Division one. The men are 6th and the Ladies 8th.

First back  was Jame Walker in 6th   followed by Rob Donald in 18th Matthew West 39th and Dave Thornton 41st with back up from John Thornton, Andy Dolman ,Roy Hobson, Dave Turley,Adam Leighton, Darren Bradley and Richard Bowe

The Ladies were led home for the first time by Caroline Dyall in 19th place, followed by Kelly Craven 50th, Hannah Leighton 67th, Chris Donald 82nd, Amanda Lewis 88th and Fiona Corden 89th.

Well done to the teams which we hope will be stronger next time out with those that were elsewhere engaged at the weekend

Check the diary for the date and venue of the next round.

Well we had 3 marathons in which Shelton Striders took part in this last weekend, two in Europe & one in Wales.

Budapest Marathon 26th September
Our fearless Shelton Strider Dave Nunn  was one of the 3150 marathon runners who decided to run the 25th Anniversary SPAR Budapest International Marathon despite the rainy day! Runners started the race at the start pistol of the Hungarian President, Pal Schmitt. The drummers, the speaker and the cheering crowd set the atmosphere of the race.
Overall an all the distances (marathon, 30 km, relay for 3 and 5, minimarathon, fun run) there were 13 800 runners filling the streets of Budapest. Despite the weather it was a real running festival!
The 1300 foreign runners came from 50 countries from all over the world, the most international runners came from France, Italy, Great Britain, Finland and Germany.
Dave completed the marathon in 4.41.06

Berlin Marathon Sunday 26th September
2 Shelton Striders had brilliant results on this fast flat Berlin. Running conditions in previous years had been ideal at the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON but unfortunately Sunday appeared to be the opposite with steady and partly heavy rain, a slight wind and a cool starting temperature of 12° Celsius. In what were the worst conditions for more than 20 years Roger Booth came 5th overall in his V60 category & was the 1st Britain back in this category too. Roger completed his marathon in 2.59.41.
Gavin Fletcher too had an amazing run knocking his marathon time down to under 4 hours – finishing in 3.59.27.

Angelsey Marathon Sunday 26th September
Alex Buckley took part in the Festival of Running over on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales by running the marathon. Alex completed this undulating course in 3.50.54.

Golden Gates Gallop Sunday 26th September
Closer to home at Elvaston Castle over 20 Shelton Striders took part in the 5 mile & 2 mile races around Elvaston Castle grounds.
In the 5 mile race –  with over 100 runners Rob Donald as well as acheiving a pb came third overall in a time of 30.46
Roy Hobden showing he is coming back to form finished in a time of 36.33
Darren Bradley was next completing the race in 37.55
Wayne Moore – 40.10
Geoff Beadsmore – 41.06
Andrew Simons – 42.32
Don Robey – 45.34
1st lady back for the club in the 5 mile race was Christine Purslow – 42.51
Fiona Corden – 47.54
Steve Oliver – 47.54
Margaret Cowling – 48.35
Steve Aynsley – 50.54

In the 2 mile road race almost 90 runners competed in this fun run & for Striders it was quite a family affair.
Adam Boyd for Shelton Striders won the race in an impressive time of 13.15
Nick Purslow ran brilliant race coming in 4th place in 15.24
Kate Wray, on a break from Oxford Uni thought she’d take a jog out & finished in 5th place in a time of 15.25
James Realey wasn’t far behind in 16.40
Thomas Boyd not to be outdone by his brother finished in 17.52
Ann Adams – 19.35
Brother & sister – Jordan & Jade Lewis finished in 20.26
Judith Marriott – 20.27
Father & son Ian & Adam Crompton completed the race in 23.43.

Yound Lucy Boyd completed the Striders team in 28.31

 We had 2 races which our runners competed in this last weekend.

Ashbourne half marathon -Sunday 19th September
15 Shelton Striders took part in this challenging road race around the Peak District including Thorpe, Ilam, Blore, Okeover Hall & Mayfield before heading back to Ashbourne town centre & the finish on the recreation ground.
188 runners competed with two Striders finishing in the top 10.
James Walker finished in 6th place in a time of 1.24.17
Steve Pezzutti 9th in 1.26.45
Steve Hawkins 1.28.27 (2nd vet40)
Roger Booth 1.30.35 (1st vet 60)
Ian Crompton 1.32.35 (2nd vet 45)
Neil Hancock 1.34.59
Judith Marriott 1st lady back for Shelton Striders in 1.42.20 (3rd vet 45)
Catherine Clifford 1.49.14
Carolyn Hopkinson 1.52.51
Liz Kitchen 1.54.29
Alison Donaldson 2.09.37

Great North Run Sunday 19th September
5 Shelton Striders were part of the 54,000 strong field taking part in the 30th Great North Run.
Sam Pearch finished in a very impressive 87th place in 1.18.10
Richard Spencer was next 1.50.37
Phil Purslow 1.53.50
Darren Bradley 1.54.35
Amanda Lewis 2.22.44
 Well I have a variety of races to report on this week from fell races to marathons!

Last Weekend updates.

Sunday 12th September
1. Chelmorton Chase 5 mile fell race

In its 12th year the Chelmorton Chase covers 5 miles and 1000 feet passing over the summit of Chelmorton Low with a return down the village main street. Terrain is mainly grass with a small number of stone wall styles and a steep climb over the Low passing by prehistoric burial barrows at the summit. The race is started flagged by Tracey Worth, Lady of Hollinsclough at eleven thirty.
Marcel Darling was 1st back for the club in 13th place
Next in was Judith Marriott 1st lady V40
Followed in by Dave Keegan, Allan Barber & Alison Donaldson.

2. Nottingham Marathon/Half Marathon
Dave Nunn was our only Strider to compete in the full Nottingham marathon in a time of 4.54.
11 Striders took part in the extremely popular half marathon, with over 6,000 runners 1st back for the club was Richard Spencer in 1.36.22
David Green – 1.44.56
Alison Pickering was 1st lady for Shelton Striders in 1.53.15
Richard Bowe 1.55.17
Kulwant Sing Johal 1.57.04
Silke Kreiger Ford 2.00.00

3. Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon
2 veteran Striders decided to take part in this beautiful scenic half marathon around Lake Vyrnwy in Wales.  Both Roger Booth & David Thornton ran extremely good race.
Roger was 1st placed in his vet 60 category in a excellent time of 1.23.19
David was 3rd placed in his vet 50 category in a time of 1.26.56

4.Monday 13th September Chevin Fell Race
Around 130 runners took part in the two Chevin  fell races to celebrate the 70th birthday of the popular local figure of Dave Denton.
11 Shelton Striders competed in the two races.
A tough field of local runners did not deter Rob Donald from finishing in 7th place overall in the tough 3 mile race up & over the Chevin.
Rob finished in a time of 20.29
Gavin Fletcher 24.34
Judith Marriott 1st lady Strider & 3rd Wvet40 25.35
Dave Keegan 28.13
Allan Barber 28.30
Wayne Moore 28.55 (1st run out after injury)
Sandra Butcher – 1st Wvet60 30.33
Christine Donald & Alison Donaldson 34.31

Lee Meakin & James Realey took part in the 1.5mile fell race.
Lee finished 11th in his first off road race in a time of 13.39
James finished 13th in 15.00

Here is Shelton Striders Update for  weekend.

Sunday 29th August Chesterfield Spire 10 mile
18 Shelton Striders took part in the Chesterfield Spire 10 mile road race. Over 330 runners decided to brave the typical bank holiday weather – wet & windy to compete in this undulating road route around the outskirts of Chesterfield. Starting & finishing at Holmebrook Valley Park Shelton Striders proved they are hardy lot after all. The first four runners in for the club made sure the mens team won the overall prize.
These were
James Walker 1.00.54
Sam Pearch 1.02.31
Stephen Pezzutti 1.05.01
Roger Booth 1.07.05 (Roger also won the men’s Vet 60 prize)

Andy Dolman was close behind coming in 1.08.31
Ian Crompton 1.13.37

Judith Marriott led the lady Striders home & was 2nd V45 in a time of 1.15.14
Carolyn Dyall 1.27.58
Alison Donaldson 1.33.18
Hannah Leighton 1.37.52
Lynne Chapman 1.41.52

Bradbourne Fell Race Sunday 29th August
Husband and wife – Andrew & Emily Powell braved the seasonal weather to take part in the muddy 5.5mile fell race over in Bradbourne, near Ashbourne.
Andrew finished in 17th place in a time of 39.05
Emily completed the course in a respectable 51.22.

Well Shelton Striders had a Grand Day Out on Saturday 21st August over in Yorkshire.

We took a coach of Striders, friends & family to Burnsall, near Grassington to take part in the 10 mile road race & the famous 1.6 mile fell race.
The event known as Burnsall Feast Sports was an event chosen by two of our club runners who were celebrating their wedding the day before.
Carolyn & Chris Hopkinson decided it would be a great way for their family & friends to join in the fun & celebrate all at the same time.
The wedding theme continued on the race day with the traditional something old – the Fell Race, something new – just married, something borrowed – Carolyn’s socks (she forgot her’s) and something blue, our running kit is blue and white.

A few Striders were nursing slight hangovers after the wedding reception the night before but didn’t stop them running in one or two of the races the next day.

The Burnsall 10 Mile Road Race began at 2.30pm with 18 Striders taking part in this unforgiving route around Burnsall & Grassington.
First Strider back was Marcel Darling in a very impressive time of 1.05.58 & 22nd place out of 116 runners.
Next in was Matt West 1.07.37
Roger Booth 1.08.33 & 1st Vet 60
Andy Brooks 1.11.38
Ian Crompton 1.13.27
Kevin Milwain 1.21.19
Judith Marriott was 1st lady back for the Striders in 1.18.18
Carolyn & Chris Hopkinson crossed the line together in 1.24.08
Cathy Clifford 1.24.13
Alison Donaldson 1.32.34
Anji Ljubojevic 1.35.03
Sandra Butcher 1.35.21
Alison Nunn 1.53.13
Both the Men’s & Ladies  teams finished in 3rd place with the Ladies B team finishing 4th.

Burnsall Classic Fell Race 1.6 mile started at 4.30pm
18 Striders took part in this race – many of them having run the 10 mile road race only a couple of hours before!
This event was celebrating it’s 100th year & is a circular route running from the centre of the village up 1,345 to the Cairn on Burnsall Fell.
This time 145 runners took part & Shelton Striders did well with Rob Donald finishing 47th in 19.58 (Rob didn’t run the 10 miler)
Marcel Darling however did run the earlier race but still was on fire finishing in another impressive time of 21.17.
Andy Brooks 23.30
Ian Crompton 24.14
Roger Booth 26.46
Allan Barber 27.38
Judith Marriott first lady Strider back in 26.01
Carolyn & Chris Hopkinson again finishing together in 28.25
Silke Kreiger Ford in her first fell race 30.30
Mandy Lewis 35.48
Fiona Corden another first time fell runner 36.46
Sandra Butcher & Christine Donald 36.44

The ladies team of Judith Marriott, Carolyn Hopkinson & Silke Kreiger Ford won the Ladies Team.

Three junior Striders not to be out done competed in the junior races.
Alex Barber took part in the Under 10 Boys in the mile race & completed it in 6.30.
Jade Lewis & Hollie Moore competed in the Girls Under 12 race & finished in 13.29 & 13.33 respectively.

16 Striders took part in last Sunday’s tough 30k Rugby Rover at Belper. A multi terrrain undulating course, this event is held every year starting and finishing at Belper Rugby Club

First back for The Striders in 16 place was,
Marcel Darling in a time of 2hr 19m .58 just 14minutes behind the winner.
Next in was Steve Pezzutti in 19th place 2hr. 22m .27
Ian Crompton 29th in 2hr 27.00
Steve Hawkins returning from injury 37th in 2hr 28.03.

A little further down the field we had new members Andrew Powell 101st in 2hr 44m.04 and Kenneth Malton 130 in 2hr 48m 37

First female Strider was Judith Marriott in 141st     2hr 50m 28. We think she was also 2nd female V45
Cathy Clifford next in 3hr 09m 04
Emily Powell         in 3hr 33m 22
Alison Donaldson was our final lady in 3hr 44m 39

Belper Rugby Rover

A copy of the route and a link to the entry form can be found here

Here is the weekend update from Shelton Striders.

Newark Half Marathon Sunday 8th August
17 Shelton Striders competed in the 29th Newark half marathon.  This fast road course was made even harder on Sunday by the searing heat with hardly a breath of wind or spot of shade to be had along the 13.1 mile route. The race is run over a mainly flat (one hill at nine miles) town and rural course which starts and finishes in the historic centre of Newark on Trent.
Well over a 1,000 runners took part & Shelton’s best placed runner was Sam Pearch finishing 14th overall in a pb time of 1.17.56
James Walker finished just under 2 mins behind, again in a pb time of 1.19.00
Stephen Pezzutti knocked 6 mins off his pb finishing in 1.24.03
Marcel Darling ran his first ever on road half in a amazing time of 1.27.34
Roger Booth V60 1.28.29
Matt West 1.28.57
Andy Dolman 1.29.49 pb

last in for the Striders Andrew Simons 2.17.04

1st lady Strider back was Judith Marriott, 2nd V45 lady overall & knocking 5 mins off her pb in a time of 1.40.21
Liz Kitchen 1.44.44
Cathy Clifford 1.47.21
Kelly Craven 1.59.00 – first half marathon
Alison Donaldson 2.04.11
Chris Donald 2.15.38

One lady Strider competed in the Meerbrook 15k – Tracy Craddock in a time of 1.39.32

Mickleover 10K Piggs Trophy Wednesday 4th August
With over 115 runners competing in this annual event organised by Rolls Royce Harriers, Shelton Striders made up almost a third of the field!  The route starts just outside the Great Northern Public House before heading out onto the road towards Radbourne then turns back along the cycle path near Etwall continuing back to the end at Mickleover close to station road.
A mainly flat route but tough on the legs when heading back along the cycle path did not deter Stephen Pezzutti, having won their 10 mile race last month in Darley Park Steve finished  8th overall & 1st back for Shelton Striders in a time of 38.58
Followed in by:
Peter Macrae 40.15
Steve Hawkins 40.31 (returning from a broken collarbone)
Richard Stenson 40.42
Ian Crompton 40.45
Andrew Powell 41.28

Alex Bradley was 1st lady overall & 1st lady Strider in a time of 45.06
Followed in by:
Liz Kitchen 47.03
Alison Pickering 48.29
Carolyn Dyall 48.58
Kelly Craven 49.28
Emily Powell 50.01 PB

One or two names in the results of people who come on a Wednesday training but have yet to make themselves known on a Friday. Let’s hope that is remedied soon.

Newark half marathon this weekend.

Last weekend we had two updates to report on.

Heanor 5 Friday 29th July
A handful of Shelton Striders took part in the Heanor Running club’s annual 5 mile road/trail event around Shipley Park.
This undulating route saw

Andrew Dolman first back for Shelton Striders in 15th place & 2nd Vet45 in a brilliant time of 32.17
Next in was Jonathon Bird, coming back from injury in a time of 35.17
First lady back for Shelton was Liz Kitchen, 2nd Vet35 in a time of 39.03
Carolyn Dyall 41.09
Lynne Chapman 47.51
Louise Fletcher 48.01

Liz, Carolyn & Lynne ensured the ladies from Shelton Striders won the womens team prize.

James Realey came 7th in the 1.5 mile fun run in a time of 10.47

Dovedale Dipper Sunday 1st August
6 Shelton Striders took the challenge of running this marathon distance in the undulating off road race organised by Matlock Rotary Club – namely the Dovedale Dipper.
Starting & finishing from Hartington – the route heads onto the High Peak Trail, along the Dovedale valley towards the limestone peaks of Chrome Hill and Parkhouse, then to Longnor. Then climbs up onto the Staffordshire Moorlands before crossing the Manifold Valley and over into Wolfscote Dale before turning North back to Hartington.  The route includes approximately 3966 feet of ascent.
First back in for the club was Judith Marriott in 5.16, 8th lady overall.
Paul Webster 6.22
Darren Bradley 6.25
Sandra Butcher & Alison Donaldson 6.29
Dave Nunn 6.30

A reminder that this Wednesday it’s the Rolls Royce 10k at Mickleover. Register at Mickleover Sports Club early for a 7pm start. There will be a lot of Striders taking part.

As a result there will be NO Darley Park training on Wednesday.

A couple of things to report this week, firstly.

a big well done to both John Thornton and Roger Booth with support team of Brian and Pam Budd on completion of the coast to coast run last week. Planned with meticulous precision everything seemed to go to plan except the weather.

Really nice to see the photos with both Roger and John proudly wearing their Striders tops.

You can do your bit now by either paying up your sponsorship money ASAP or if you have not already sponsored them,  put that right next time you see them,


we wish Lizzie Hill all the very best in her 14 week training for the army. Lizzie has been keen to join the army for quite somewhile and at last it’s come true. We shall miss her big time as she has been a valued member of the club for a few years now and has progressed tremendously. We are sure she will do really well in her new venture.

We look forward to seeing her anytime she returns home.

This last weekend saw a couple of races in which Shelton Striders competed.

Friday 16th July Tara Kinder 10K
39 Shelton Striders turned out to compete in the Tara Kinder 10K around the picturesque grounds of Elvaston Castle. The course takes in woodland, trail & some road with around 385 runners taking part in this annual event.
13 of Shelton Striders finished in the top 50.
James Walker showing he is back on form finished in 2nd place overall & 1st Strider back in a time of 35.21
Sam Pearch came 5th in 36.29 and a PB as well
Marcel Darling 39.32
Matt West 39.59
Rob Donald 40.09
Andy Dolman 40.22
Roger Booth 40.37 & 1st Vet 60

Lizzie Hill was 3rd lady overall & 1st U20 Junior female & 1st Strider lady
Liz Kitchen was next in 48.17
Caroline Sutton 49.35
Kelly Craven 49.52
Sally Johnson 50.33
Carolyn Dyall 51.14

Special mention for young James Nesbitt who came 119th in 48.11 and was 6th Junior male under 20.

Sunday 18th July Ashbourne Hill Race
6 Shelton Striders decided the Tara Kinder wasn’t quite challenging enough for one weekend took part in the 4 mile Ashbourne Hill Race – part of the Ashbourne Highland Gathering
The 4 mile course starts & finishes in the main arena & includes four major climbs crossing farmland & woodland trails.
58 runners competed in this not for novice hill race.
Marcel Darling finished in 9th place overall & 1st Strider back in a very pleasing time of 31.13
Matt West came in 11th place in 32.35
Lizzie Hill 2nd female overall & our only lady Strider to compete in 32.53
Alex Buckley 34.03
Adam Boyd – 34.17 – fantastic run for Striders Junior boy
Dave Keegan 39.01

  Colin Potter 10K Friday 9th July
Shelton Striders had 11 runners compete in this popular race around Darley Abbey & Park. The route is a mix of road & some trail with a few hills mixed in.  Over 370 competitors took part in the race with 6 of the Shelton Striders finishing in the top 30.

First back for the club was James Walker – finishing in 5th place in a time of 36.10
Matt West 14th place in 39.34
Nicholas Cooper 1st v50 in 22nd place in 40.44
Martin Kerr 41.10
Richard Spencer 41.33
Andy Dolman 41.41
Dave Keegan was 1st v60 in 48.55
Lynne Chapman in 61.49

Black Rocks Fell Race Wednesday 14th July
9 Shelton Striders took part in this 6.1mile fell race organised by Matlock Athletic Club.
Over 100 runners took the challenge of running along Cromford Canal before heading up the steep incline to Black Rocks & around the Trig point before taking the fast descent along trail & fields before back along the canal path to the finish.

First in for Shelton Striders was Rob Donald finishing in 22nd place in 45.08
Followed by Andrew Powell in 45.50
Judith Marriott was first lady back for Shelton Striders finishing 3rd lady overall & 1st v40 in 49.36
Gavin Fletcher was just over a minute behind in 50.48
Chris Hopkinson 54.19
Alistair Boyd 54.34
Dave Keegan 56.14
Emily Powell 1.02.48
Alison Donaldson 1.06.06





Busy week this week with the handicap on Tuesday  and headbanger or Darley training  Wednesday.

FRIDAY we are at Elvaston Castle for the Tara Kinder 10k so the club will be CLOSED this week only. Pass the message around.





 Leeds 10K 4th July

Strider Dan Butcher  ran on  his home turf at the weekend in the Leeds 10k. He ran his first ever competitive 10K in a time of 44.49.

 Annual Darley Fields Race Wednesday 7th July

This annual off road 10 mile race organised by Rolls Royce Harriers around Darley Park was won by Stephen Pezzuti in a personal best time of 65.43,an excellent race time for this terrain. Sandra Butcher & Angie Ljubojevic completed the course in 1.32.25 & 1.34.53 respectively.

Derby AC Veterans Relays Wednesday 7th July

This was the 8th year for the veterans relays organised by Derby AC. This 2 lap 2.5K course is a fast multi terrain route around the outskirts of Moorways Sports Centre including road, track, grass & woodland.  Shelton Striders had 6 teams compete.The ladies A team for the vet 45 won their category consisting of Carolyn Lee (10.36), Catherine Clifford (11.17) & Judith Marriott (10.25).  Judith also was awarded the fastest lady for running her leg in 10.25.The ladies B team in the vet 45 came second overall with their team of Lynn Nesbitt (11.54), Alison Donaldson (12.38) & Sally Johnson (12.00). The ladies vet 35 was also won by Shelton Striders – Liz Kitchen (11.42), Heather Turley (11.45) & Hayley Dawn Ho(13.18).The mens vet 60 prize went to Shelton Striders as well, the team were Allan Barber, Dave Keegan & Patrick Brennan.

Duffield Meadows Primary School 5 mile race – Monday 21stJune
5 Shelton Striders took part in this annual multi terrain race taking over 200 runners along the side of the Chevin Golf Course before heading straight up over the Chevin before turning left at Farnah Green & back along the road towards Duffield.
First back for the club was Steve Pezzuti in 36.20
Next in was Judith Marriott in 40.49 & winning the ladies vet 45 category, beating the former winner of this category for the past 2 years by over 6 minutes.
Alastair Boyd was next in followed by Dave Keegan & Anji Lubjovec

Unfortunately the Midsummer 10K over at Burton on Tuesday 22nd June has not had it’s results published as yet.

The Riber Fell Race Wednesday 23rd June
2 Shelton Striders – soon to be husband & wife competed in this tough fell race around Riber.
Carolyn Lee was first back in 45th place in 43.24
Chris Hopkinson finished 6 places behind in 51st position with a time of 46.05

This weekend sees the Mansfield half taking place – a tough run even without the heat!

A big well done to Dave Nunn who took on his own challenge, to run to Liverpool. Now most people want to run away from Liverpool but not Dave. All necessary equipment for the trip was in his haversack.

The weather wasn’t the kindess being probably the hottest period in the year but this still didn’t deter Dave.

Unfortunately Dave ONLY managed 70 of the 90 miles because really bad blistering took it’s toll.

Well pleased with his effort Dave has vowed to try again because as he says, there is unfinished business.

Good on yer.

We  had a few races on this last weekend which Shelton Striders took part in.

Long Eaton 5 Sunday 13th June
30 Shelton Striders took part in the annual 5 mile road race organised by Long Eaton Running Club.  This fast flat course around Long Eaton town centre brought the best out in the Striders with both the men & women winning team prizes along with our veteran 60 runner Roger Booth proving  he is still a force to contend with, by winning his vet 60 category.
With around 335 runners competing in this event Shelton’s first runner back was James Walker in 11th place in a time of 27.35.
Sam Pearch was next in 28.37
Patrick Munro 29.37
Matthew West 30.22
Robert Donald 30.54
Roger Booth 31.05

Female Striders were as follows:
1st back in 46th place was Lizzie Hill 31.08
Caroline Sutton 34.06
Elizabeth Kitchen 36.12 & 2nd Vet 35
Catherine Clifford 37.40 & 3rd Vet 45
Carolyn Dyall 38.46
Silke Kreiger-Ford 40.48

Kinder Trog Sunday 13th June
4 Shelton Striders decided a 16 mile fell race over Kinder Scout was the order of the day on Sunday.  This reknowned fell race which starts & finishes in the beautiful village of Hayfield begins almost immediately with a two mile climb over Lantern Pike, not for the faint hearted the route then turns towards the famous peaks of Mill Hill, Kinder Downfall & Kinder Scout before heading back to Hayfield with a 2 mile downhill finish.

127 runners took the plunge to run the distance.  Steve Hawkins once again lead the Striders back in knocking a minute off his previous time in 2.14.52 whilst Marcel Darling, a newcomer to this race finished only two minutes behind in 2.16.52.
Judith Marriot another newcomer to this tough fell race completed the course in 2.48.38 & finished 1st vet 45 this was thanks to an old hand at this event Carolyn Lee who mentored her round.  Carolyn finished only seconds behind in 2.48.44.
A great run by all.

Stoke Half Marathon or the Potters ‘Arf Sunday 13th June
3 Shelton Striders ran in the half marathon road race over in Stoke on Trent. Over 1400 runners took part in this famous half marathon.
1st in for Shelton Strider was Dave Keegan in 1.44.38
Followed in by Wendy Wheawell in 1.50.51
Alistair Boyd – 2.01.00

Shelton Striders competed in a number of races last weekend.

Comrades Marathon – South Africa Sunday 30th May
Chris Sexton achieved his 40th birthday wish by completing the Comrades marathon in 9.45.  This means he beat the cut off point of 11 hours by well over an hour.
Burton 10 mile road race Sunday 30th May
26 Shelton Striders competed in the 25th anniversary of this road race around the outskirts of Burton town centre.
Around 200 runners took part with the race is two laps of 5 miles starting & finishing by the town’s leisure centre.
The route is mainly flat with a steepish incline around the mid point on both laps.
1st Shelton Strider in was Sam Pearce who finished in 6th place & 4th Senior male in time of 1.00.53 – despite falling over!
Next in was Rob Donald who finished in 20th place – 1.04.50
Patrick Munro – 1.05.18
Matt West – 1.05.45
Roger Booth – 1.06.15 & was 1st back in his vet 60 category
Andy Dolman – 1.06.30

1st lady back was once again showing she can be up there with the best of them was Lizzie Hill. In her first 10 mile road race Lizzie came in 3rd place overall in the ladies in a time of 1.10.03
Judith Marriott was 4th – 1.12.44 ( knocking 7 minutes off her pb for this course) & was 1st lady vet 45
Liz Kitchen – 1.17.28
Catherine Clifford – 1.20.05
Kerry Allen -1.28.44
Alison Donaldson – 1.32.45

Bamford Fell Race Monday 31st May
2 Shelton Striders took part in the Bamford Fell Race 4.5miles with around 1,000′ climb with views over the Ladybower Reservoir.
Carolyn Lee finished 3rd lady in her vet 45 category.

Chester Marathon Monday 31st May
Gavin Fletcher was the Shelton Strider to compete in this Bank Holiday marathon. Gavin completed the race is 4.14.12.

Sunday 23rd May, Brooksie Long (14m) and Short (8.75m) Events

On what was a hot day, 14 Striders completed the Short event and 13 + one guest (Shaun) completed the Long event. Steve Hawkins’s record of 1:39:09 remains intact for another year.

First home in the Short event was Liz Kitchen in 1:15:13 seconds, followed by Allan Barber + dog in 1.19.00, Other finishers were as follows, Roy Hobson, 1:19:48; Cathy Clifford, 1:20:38; Lynn Nesbit, 1:20:45; Dave Keegan, 1:20:52, Gill Watson,1:30:48; Emily Powell, 1:30:32; Zoe Roberston, 1:30:37; Angie Lubovjevic, 1:30:39; Carolyn Lee,1:30:41; Mandy Lewis, 1:42:45; Alison Nunn, 1:42:50 and Christine Donald, 1:42:50.

First home in the Long event was Matt West in 1:54:10, followed in by John Thornton and Roger Booth in 1:55:22, (both training for the Coast to Coast), others finishing the race were as follows, Ian Bell, 1:55:38; Lizzie Hill as first lady (also her birthday), Dave Thornton, 1:55:57; Sam Pearch and  Marcel Darling, 1:59:02; Andy Dolman, 2:01:45, Andy Powell, 2:05:25; Judith Marriot and Darren Bradley 2:23:20 and Rob Donald, who decided to expolore some of the local countrysde on his way in.

The Staff of Life was the chosen post race re-hydration stop after the race for “cheesy” chips and lemonade! and to sharesome of Lizzie’s chocolate fudge cake.

Many thanks to Dave Nunn for cycling the short route as sweep.

Sunday 16th May Aston 10K

Shelton Striders fielded 46 runners out of 164.

The route although flat is in places tough underfoot taking runners along road, woodland, trail & canal paths around the village of Aston on Trent. Shelton Striders had 5 finishers in the top ten.

First back was Sam Pearch, 3rd place in a time of 37.44
Geert Tuinstra 6th in 38.99
Stephen Pezzutti 7th in 38.55
Rob Donald 8th in 39.37
Marcel Darling 9th in 39.41
Patrick Munro 12th in 40.48

First in for the Shelton ladies was Caroline Sutton – 2nd lady overall in 45.06
Catherine Clifford next in – 47.58
Heather Turley in 50.15
Alison Pickering in 51.34
Silke Krieger-Ford in 51.49
Kelly Craven in 52.06

The fun run which took place on the same day around Aston village had over 10 Striders take part.  Adam Boyd came 3rd in a time of 15.30.

Eyam Half Marathon 16th May
Only the Shelton ladies were brave enough this year to rise to the challenge of one of the toughest half marathons in the Midlands the Eyam half. The route starts around the famous plague village of Eyam before climbing up a mile long hill.  The undulating course boasts views of 5 counties with a 3 mile hill climb out of Hathersage before heading back to Eyam.
397 runners completed the course.
The four ladies were Lizzie Hill who in her first ever road half marathon came 2nd lady overall in an amazing time of 1.37.50
Next in was Judith Marriott knocking 6 minutes of her pb for this race in a time of 1.45.32. Finishing 9th overall & 3rd Vet 45
Carolyn Lee was next in a time of 1.51.54 & 6th Vet 45
Sandra Butcher completed the line up in a time of 2.09.00 & came 9th in her Vet 55 category.
Shelton Striders competed in two half marathons over the weekend.
Sunday 2nd May Uttoxeter Half marathon
Six Shelton Striders competed in this popular road half marathon. This single lap course took runners through a tough hilly route along country roads around Uttoxeter including the village of Marchington.
First back for the club in 12th place in a pb time of 1.22.07 was Stephen Hawkins
Catherine Clifford was next back for the club & first lady back in a time of 1.44.58
Followed in by Dave Nunn in 1.48.37
Dave Keegan 1.49.32
Mandy Lewis 2.19.47
Alison Nunn 2.20.00
Monday 3rd May – Woodhouse Eaves Mayday Challenge
Fourteen Shelton Striders competed in this 2nd off road 13.5 mile race held over the border in Leicestershire.  The route takes runners through the beautiful countryside including Bradgate Park.  With entries doubled for this year over 180 runners took part in this event with the finishers receiving welcome refreshments provided by the Womens Institute.
Marcel Darling was 5th overall in 1.32.45
Rob Donald 6th in 1.32.58
Andrew Dolman 1.37.15
Matt West 1.40.13
Dave Thornton 1.41.08
John Thornton 1.48.46
1st lady overall & 1st lady back for the club in her first ever off road race at this distance was Lizzie Hill.  Lizzie completed this tough course in 1.41.09
Judith Marriott was 4th placed lady in 1.48.45
Carolyn Lee next in 1.55.40
Alison Donaldson was our final lady completing the course in 2.14.36.


Roger(smooth) Booth 2.58.56   –   2nd in his V60 cat
 Patrick Munro          3.08.48
 Liz Kitchen              3.44.26
Caroline Sutton         3.44.49
Michael Sharpe         3.49.55
Simon Durston Smith 3.51.59
Gavin Fletcher           4.07.16
Heather Turley           4.15.54
Paul Webster            4.16.45
Darren Bradley          4.19.57
Dave Nunn                4.27.02
Hayley Ho                 4.43.56
Lisa Tatem                4.49.15
Gloria Jervis               5.00.01
Terrific performance by all concerned, but a very special mention for Roger.

 A Coventry Way 18th April

Congratulations to Judith Marriott and Alison Donaldson who took part in the 40 mile A Coventry Way. This event is held annually and organised by ‘A Coventry Way Association’. You can walk, jog or run it. Over 250 entrants took the challenge which takes you across bridlepaths, fields, canal paths, woodland around Kenilworth, Bedworth and the beautiful village of Meriden where it starts and finishes.  With 7 checkpoints along the way supplying copious amounts of homemade refreshments, they completed the challenge in 9 hours 12 minutes.  Tshirts were purchased & photos taken to prove they did it with smiles on their faces!

Caythorpe Canter Saturday 10th April

This Grantham Triclub event is either a13 or 26 mile challenge for walkers and runners of all abilities on minor roads, tracks, bridlepaths and footpaths in rural Lincolnshire, midway between Grantham, Lincoln, Newark and Sleaford.

3 lady Shelton Striders challenged themselves to run the 26 mile route. It was mainly flat with a couple of hills but the weather certainly made up for those!

Alison Donaldson & Judith Marriott completed the course in 5 hours 34 minutes.

Sandra Butcher was a few minutes behind in 5 hours 37 minutes.

Derby 10K Sunday 11th April

A record 56 Shelton Striders took part in the annual Derby 10K last Sunday and of those around half recorded personal bests!
This fast course through the city centre obviously spurred the vast majority of Striders on to achieve these excellent results with around 3,500 competitors in the main race.
1st back for the club was Stephen Pezzutti in 57th place in 37.56
Marcel Darling 38.37
Roger Booth 38.54 & 1st vet 60
Andy Dolman 38.57
Janusz Pudlowski 39.08
Matthew West 39.20
1st lady back for the club was our young lady runner Lizzie Hill who knocked 4 mins off her pb time! Fantastic achievement- Lizzie finished 6th lady in a time of 39.32.
Caroline Sutton 42.59
Liz Kitchen 46.25
Alison Pickering 47.58
Paula Wilson 48.20
Rachel Smith 48.40

Sunday 4th April Shining Cliff Fell Race

16 Shelton Striders took part in the annual Dave Denton’s Easter fell races in Shining Cliff Woods, Ambergate, Derbyshire. A few of the Shelton Striders club runners have never competed in a fell race and they did the club proud.

The route takes runners off road running through mud, water, over tree stumps, boulders and climbing to approximately 1059ft around the scenic Shining Cliff Woods.

2 runners chose the 1 lap route of 2.44 miles

Amanda Lewis completed it in 1.19.36

Jade Lewis finished in 1.19.47

14 Striders ran the 2 lap race of 4.88 miles. With over 108 competitors two of the Striders finished inside the top ten.

First back for the club in 9th place was Robert Donald in a time of 39.18 – first fell race

10th place Marcel Darling in 39.28

11th place David Nelson in 39.37 – first fell race

Stephen Hawkins 41.29

Andrew Dolman 44.59

First lady back for the club in her first ever fell race was Lizzie Hill. Lizzie came in 41st & 3rd place lady overall in a time of 43.22.

1st Wvet 40 category was Judith Marriott in 46.31

Christine Donald another first timer competing in a fell race was third lady Strider back in 1.03.55

Saturday 27th March Charnwood Forest Marathon
3 Shelton Striders took the opportunity to run an off road half & full marathon around the beautiful countryside of Leicestershire. The orienteering route took runners & walkers through Quorn, Charnwood, Bradgate Park & Newtown Linford.
Dave Thornton ran the half marathon & came 15th in a time of 2.18
Sandra Butcher & Judith Marriott ran the full marathon in just over 6hrs.  Coming a respectful 49th & 50th in a field of over 200.
Weston 5 mile Sunday 28th March
Around 44 Shelton Striders took part in the Weston 5 mile road in a field of 246 runners. The fast road race took runners from the Ukranian camp down through Weston on Trent then into Aston on Trent before finishing back at the Ukranian camp.
First back for the club was Geert Tuinstra in 30.00 in 15th place. (his first ever race for the club)
Steve Hawkins 30.02
Stephen Pezzutti 30.54
Marcel Darling 31.04
Derek Hobbs 31.30
Dave Thornton 31.46 who was 2nd vet 50
First lady back was Lizzie Hill in 41st place in a time of 33.12 & first in her Female Junior category
Carolyn Lee 37.54
Cathy Clifford 38.32
Alison Pickering 39.08
Silke Kreiger-Ford 40.08
Carolyn Dyall 40.14
Shelton Striders finished 2nd in the team event.
Also two of our runners took part in their first triathlon
Simon Oldacre came 30th out of 68 in his age group with a time of 1hour 17minutes which we are pleased with as it was his 1st Triathlon.

 Lyn Nesbitt came 26th out of 68 with a time of 1 hour 23 minutes.

The Shelton Striders turned out in force on Sunday 21st March for the Ashby 20 mile road race.
20 Striders took the challenge of running this two lap pre London marathon road race around the undulating lanes of Ashby, Swepstone, Heather & Packington.  Around 800 runners took part with three of our fastest runners finishing in the top 100.
First back for club in a brilliant race finishing 36th place was Steve Hawkins in 2.13.47
 followed by Marcel Darling in 2.24.58
Close behind was the ever improving Andrew Dolman in 2.25.57
Matthew West 2.28.26
Ian Crompton 2.29.54
Alex Buckley 2.35.09
Chris Sexton 2.36.54 – still training hard for his South Africian endurance race this summer
First back for the ladies was Caroline Sutton in 2.45.30 – fully refreshed from her honeymoon.
Catherine Clifford hot on her heels finished in 2.46.50
Heather Turley back on form in time for the London Marathon in 2.59.16
Alison Donaldson who is knocking her times down came in  3.10.33
Lisa Tatem 3.18.35
Hayley Ho 3.35.07
Amanda Lewis 3.52.59
In the club results the men finished 11th overall whilst the ladies finished a respectable 9th.
Kilomathon Sunday 14th March
27 runners from the club took part in this first ever 26.2K/16.3mile race from Nottingham to Derby. The road race saw around 5,500 runners from all over the country take part running through Long Eaton, Draycott, Borrowash & Elvaston Castle.
Shelton Striders had 9 runners from the club finish in the top 900.
19th Sam Peach 1.42 – recently joined the club.
99th Andy Dolman 1.51.11
165th Rob Donald 1.54.36
194th Ian Crompton 1.55.33
700th Judith Marriott 2.08.08
889th Gavin Fletcher 2.11.05
894th Chris Sexton 2.11.08 – Chris actually ran to Nottingham to take part in the race as he is preparing for an endurance race in South Africa later on this year. So fantastic achievement.
936th Cathy Clifford 2.11.49
Sub 4 Stafford 20 – Sunday 14th March
2 Shelton Striders competed in this 20 mile road race, an undulating route through the countryside of Staffordshire. 303 runners completed the course and first back for the club was Neil Hancock in a time of 2.33.32.
Alex Buckley finished shotly behind in 2.38.39.
Fradley 10K – Sunday 14th March
2 veteran Shelton Striders chose to run a much shorter distance in Staffodshire competing in the Fradley 10K. This is a fast 2 lap road race around the village of Fradley & surrounding area. The race attracted around 550 runners and first in for the club was Roger Booth who came 34th overall & 2nd in his vet 60 category with a time of 38.45.
Dave Keegan came 144th & 6th in his vet 60 category with a time of 45.26.

Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon Sunday 7th March

The Newton’s Fraction is Grantham Athletics Club annual staged road race. It is currently a 1/2 marathon but in the past it has been various other distances.

The race starts and finishes at the South Kesteven Sports Stadium,Grantham.  It heads into the country joining the scenic Grantham-Nottingham canal at around the two mile mark. After almost three miles the route then rejoins the road within view of Belvoir Castle. The route also includes first two testing hills before finishing at the stadium with a lap of the track.

First back for the club out of over 350 runners was Patrick Munro in 10th place in a time of 1.23.33

Next in was Dave Keegan – 3rd in his v60 category in 1.48.26

Closely followed in by Darren Bradley in 1.48.53

First lady back for the club was Mandy Lewis in 2.15.57

Lynne Chapman followed in at 2.21.03

The Cambridge Boundary Run Sunday 7th March

Shelton Striders Run Away With Cambridge Marathon

This low key marathon and half marathon, skirts around the boundary of the City of Cambridge

Shelton Striders Shaun Cooper won the Cambridge Marathon last Sunday, in a time of 3.04′.  Showing great strength on a tough route, with around 40% of it off-road, Shaun held off his nearest rival to win by more than a minute, showing how talented young runners can be nurtured and developed by a friendly, family-oriented club like Shelton Striders.  Team-mates Chris Sexton and Dave Nunn both completed the full 26.2 mile circuit around Cambridge, whilst Ian Barker was delighted with his first half marathon and longest run for several years, followed home by Alison Nunn, enjoying being the first Strider lady to cross the line.

Wanting to be able to share the bottle of champagne he won with all of his team-mates, some of whom faced a 100+ mile drive home, Shaun decided to save opening it until the club meets on Friday evening,

Stamford Striders Valentine 30K – Sunday 14th February
Four Shelton Striders competed in this 18 mile road race which is annually used as a training run for the London marathon.  The course is a challenging tough, hilly run through South Lincolnshire.
Roger Booth was first back for the club in 2.09.28
Jason Ball 2.18.20
Cathy Clifford first lady back in 2.37.21
Alison Donaldson in 2.50.53
Derby Runner Cross Country Race 4  – Bosworth Heritage Centre – Sunday 14th February
Twenty Two Shelton Striders took part in the 4th race of the cross country season down at the Bosworth Battlefield site.
The conditions for this 5.5mile race were extremely muddy fields with some woodland & trail paths included in this two lap run.
With over 300 runners competing both the men and ladies did well & are now placed 3rd overall in the league.
First back for the men were:
Paul Munro in 20th place in 35.25
Shaun Cooper 41st
Steve Hawkins 43rd
Rob Donald 56th
First back for the ladies were:
Lizzie Hill in 10th place in 41.43
Caroline Sutton 12th
Judith Marriott 15th
Alison Pickering 52nd
Sorry everybody.
Charnwood Hills Fell Race – Sunday 7th February
Fourteen Shelton Striders competed in this 24th annual 14 mile tough, muddy fell race organised by the Bowline Climbing Club, Leicestershire. The route takes runners through the beautiful Bradgate, Broombriggs and Beacon Hill Country Parks.  With over 400 competitors the Shelton Striders did well with 4 of the men finishing in the top 100! This ensured the men came fourth in their team competition.
1st back for the club was Shaun Cooper in 13th place in a time of 1.38.10
Followed in by:
Dave Nelson 1.40.57
Marcel Darling 1.47.02
Jason Ball 1.52.30
Andrew Dolman 1.56.59
Brendan Devlin 1.58.02
John Thornton 2.01.48
Dave Keegan 2.29.04
For the ladies 1st back for the club – knocking around10 minutes off her previous time in this race was
 Judith Marriott in 2.07.50.
Followed closely behind by Caroline Sutton in 2.08.07
Catherine Clifford 2.17.21
Carolyn Lee 2.17.48
Alison Donaldson 2.31.09
Sandra Butcher 2.34.19


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The Committee

 Grace Dieu XCOUNTRY.

Shelton had 24 representatives at Sundays Xcountry.

For the men

Paul Mannion. 6th

Patrick Munro  24th

Dave Nelson 29th

Steve Hawkins 53rd

Marcel Darling 71st

Dave Thornton 75th

Rod Donald 89th

Kev Owen 90th

Ian Milward 93rd

Shaun Cooper 94th

Jan Pudlowski 116th

Andy Doleman 122nd

John Thornton 129th

Dave Keegan 203rd

Adam Leighton 205th

Paul Webster 214th

Steve Oliver 221st  out of 244 male runners.

For the women.

Lizzie Hill 6th

Judith Marriott 14th

Alison Pickering 55th

Kerrie Allen 69th

Chris Donald 82nd

Hayley Ho 87th  out of 100 women

Sadly Hannah Leighton, in her first venture for the club twisted her ankle and was ferried back by car.

Better luck next time Hannah.  Thanks to all who represented the club. Hopefully you will all be available for the next round on Feb 14th.

The only junior to take part was Luke Pickering who finished 2nd in the 4th year boys. Well done Luke. Let’s see a few more youngsters giving it a go next time.


Men                                      James Walker                   Women                    Caroline Sutton
Vet 40 Male                        Ian Crompton                    Women Vet 35       Pascale Holden
Vet 50 Male                        Dave Thornton                  Women Vet 45      Cathy Clifford
Vet 60 Male                        Dave Keegan                     Women Vet 55       Gloria Jervis
Boys U13                           Adam Boyd                        Girls U11                 Jade Lewis
Boys U12                          Thomas Pickering             Girls U6                   Hannah Pickering
Boys U11                           Thomas Boyd                    Boys U9                 Luke Pickering
SENIOR FUN RUN CHAMPION                            Judith Marriott
MALE                             Shaun Cooper                          FEMALE                Carolyn Lee
2 MILE                           Sue Fenton                              4 MILE                      Caroline Sutton
                                                            Dave Nunn
Excellent news from the Dubai Marathon.  Roger (smooth ) Booth was first vet 60 in the race in a time of 3hrs-06mins.  Shaun Cooper followed in at 3 – 19 then Dave Thornton in 3-22. Well done guys.
The club room is closed this week the 22nd, due to it being the Presentation Night at the Engineers Club star
 ting at 7pm.   Adults £3 and children £1.   If you need any more information contact one of the committee
before hand.
Excellent turn out at the track on Wednesday. Thanks to all who came.
Shining Cliffs Fell Race Sunday 10th January 2010
Well despite the weather causing havoc to the weekends sports fixtures (I bet alot of people had wished Derby’s game could have been snowed off?!) we have three intrepid & hardy lads take themselves off to Ambergate for the first of Dave Denton’s 2010 fell races.
The weather did mean the course had to slightly shortened by around a mile or so for safety reasons but even so Shelton Striders had an excellent result with all three coming in the top 20!  Over 90 runners competed in the long distance race through Shining Cliff Woods, Ambergate near Belper.
Winner & first back for Shelton Striders in the long distance race of around 5 miles was young James Walker in a time of 31.12.
Next was Shaun Cooper in excellent form finishing in 9th place in a time of 33.49.
Finally not to be outdone by the younger Striders was the ever improving Marcel Darling finishing in 20th spot in a time of 36.19.
Hollybush Fell Race 1st Jan 2010
The Headbanging year got off to a flying start at the Hollybush, we had 14 Striders competing out of the 80 runners. First in was Shaun Cooper in second place winning half a gallon beer, followed in by Steve Hawkins and Marcel Darling, first lady for Shelton was Judith Marriot, followed in by Sandra Butcher and Gayle Gamble, other finishers on the day were Ian Bell who was first Vet 50, John and Dave Thornton, Gavin Fletcher, Andy Bradley, Pat Brennan, Chris Hopkinson and Robin Hutchinson.
The next race in the series is the 14 mile Bowline Charnwood Hills Race on the 7th February, this is an “entry before the day” race as it  fills up early, the entry can be found at