While lots of Striders had a trip away last Sunday, 5 stayed home and flitted round 1.8ml/3k in this local relay. The route, fast and flat, was two loops of the cricket field and riverbank past the bandstand.
While the fastest time of the day was run by Dan Garbutt of DCH (8.52), our Will Horsley (10.35) and Matt Claydon (11.58) did their best to close the gap, but unfortunately were one man down. Striders’ ladies fared better, with Fiona Shenton leading the first charge (13.03), handing over to Louise McGolpin (16.07) and Jan Young bringing the team home (14.58). The team finished 26/32. Speediest lady: Ashley Gibson of Morpeth (10.32).
Don’t be put off by fast times and quality of the field … we weren’t! A good time trial run for us all on a windy day.