A Day of Achievements

Last Sunday, 26th September, saw Striders putting in excellent performances at a number of races, both here and abroad.

Nina Mason claimed a win in The Lancashireman Off-road Marathon, which took place at Burnley. This race actually exceeds the classic marathon distance and includes 1350m (4430 feet) of ascent. Nina finished in just over 6 hours, 38 minutes ahead of her nearest rival.

Photos from Trawden Athletic Club

A Strider favourite, the Trail Outlaws RAFBF Spadeadam Half Marathon, took place on the same day. Graeme Watt continued his excellent form, taking second place on a hilly course in 1:29:11.

Photo from Hippie Nixon Photography and Trail Outlaws #trailoutlaws #yourefollowingatrailoutlaw

Allan Renwick ran a fantastic race at one of Europe’s biggest events, The Berlin Marathon. Recently shaven, Allan beat the magical three hour mark, claiming a finish time of 2:57:35. According to the Power Of 10 website, this is the fastest marathon by a Northeast athlete of his age category this year, and the 29th best from the whole of the UK. Some running.

Many congratulations to all three of you!

I’m sure another similar announcement will appear soon, as this weekend sees another set of marathons with Strider participation: Kielder, Loch Ness, and the biggest of them all, London. Good luck to all involved.

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