On the road again: Bristol and Berkeley 10k races

As well as making a strong start to the track season, CLC Striders have been out on the roads in force, too, for early summer 10k races.

In Bristol, on Sunday 13 May, Tom Kabalaclocked a super-quick PB time of 36:37 in this big city road race.

And on the next evening, it was the turn of a big group of Striders to prove themselves over the same distance in the local Berkeley 10k. It was to prove a great night for the club, as honours were won and PBs were earned.

First Strider home on the night in 13thplace overall was the ever-reliable Iain Porter in 36:29.2. He was followed home, in a new PB time, by Will Pearce, who finished in 18thoverall and ducked under the magic 37-minute barrier with a time of 36:57.8. Javid Norat impressed on the night with a sub-39-minute PB time of 38:52.2. And Paul Lockyer and Joel Freeland also dipped in under their 40-minute targets in 39:34.4 and 39:50.6 respectively – with Joel earning a long-sought-for PB time.

Evergreen JJ Willson came home in 40:47.8 to claim 1stposition in his V55 category. Karlien Heyrman ran 42:01.7 to finish as 7thlady overall and bring the Striders ladies home on the night. After his weekend exertions on the track, Gareth Harries cruised round in 42:15.3. Patricia Sturgess was 2ndStriders lady finisher in a new PB time of 42:26.4 and 2ndin her V35 category.

Amelia Mullinswon her V45 age category in a time of 43:19.7. Helen Knight came 3rdin her V35 category in a time of 43:30.9. Eoin McQuone and Gavin Jerman bagged big PBs in times of 43:35.1 and 43:44.6 respectively. And Amanda Steer finished 2ndin her V45 age category in a time of 44:13.8.

Gary Smith came home in 46:46.9, Nicola Weager clocked 47:41.1, Mike Speke ran 53:42.9, Gordon Bendall finished in 56:20.1, and Charlie Haward ran 56:26.9.

On the night, the Striders ladies also won top honours in the team competition.

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Front row, left to right, Helen Knight and Nicola Weager. Second row, left to right, Patricia Sturgess, Amanda Steer and Karlien Heyrman. Top, Amelia Mullins.