Midland Road Relays, 21st September 2019

On a gloriously sunny late September day, nine CLC Striders ladies travelled to Sutton Park in Birmingham for the Midland area autumn Road Relays. 

The race consisted of four 4.33km (2.7 mile) laps on undulating tarmac paths through the park, providing a rare chance for the club’s runners to test their mettle against some of the top athletes from across the country. 

The ladies ‘A’ team comprised Liza Barry, Sarah Richards, Helen Knight and Rachel Vines. They all ran really well to finish in an excellent 28th position overall (out of more than 100 teams on the day!).

Running for the ladies ‘B’ team were Fiona Brady-Miller, Sarah Wilson, Nicola Weager and Amelia Mullins, who finished in a very creditable 59th place. Zoe Gough also ran the first leg, finishing 91st out of 121 runners on that leg.

The ladies at Sutton Park, from left to right: Sarah Richards, Fiona Brady-Miller, Sarah Wilson, Helen Knight, Nicola Weager, Rachel Vines, Liza Barry and Amelia Mullins

Apperley Quarter Marathon
Sunday 22 September 

Closer to home, three male Striders competed in the multi-terrain Apperley Quarter Marathon, with Tim Brock leading home in 33rdplace overall as 5thin his V50 age category in a time of 45:50 (just a week after setting a new 10K PB time in Worcester of 42:27). Next home were Gavin Jerman in 46:56 and then Ed Collier, 4th in his V60 category in a time of 48:52.u