Race Reports

The 2017 Cheltenham Half (plus Cardiff Half & Great Oaks Yorkley Gallop)

The weather forecast had looked ominous all week as a large group of CLC Striders geared up to run in their hometown half marathon. In the end, the morning dawned overcast but calm, and apart from one shower 20 minutes into the race, the event was dry. On the day, the standout performance from a Read more…

Posted On: October 2nd, 2017

Iain Porter wins the Glencoe off-road Marathon

On Sunday 1 October, club strongman (nicknamed the Mountain Goat) Iain Porter competed in one of the toughest events in the UK – the Glencoe off-road marathon – and achieved one of the most amazing club results CLC Striders have ever been honoured with. With almost even splits 1:54 and 1:53, Iain finished in a Read more…

Posted On: October 2nd, 2017

CLC Striders Race report: Sutton Park Road Relays 2017

A warm and sunny Saturday 23 September 2017 saw two ladies’ and three men’s teams from the CLC Striders club compete in the annual Midland Counties Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park. Pictured: All the CLC ladies on the day, from left to right: Rebecca Reynolds, Rachel Vines, Amanda Steer, Helen Knight, Amelia Mullins, Nicola Weager, Read more…

Posted On: September 27th, 2017

The Longer the Better

As the track season ends, CLC Striders were busy proving their prowess over much longer distances this last weekend. On Sunday 17 September, three striders – Rob Bircher, Andrew Paterson and Betty the dog – travelled up to the Peak District to the Ladybower and Derwent reservoirs, famous as the site where the Lancaster bombers Read more…

Posted On: September 19th, 2017

The Stratford Big 10k (Sunday 10 September 2017)

On Sunday morning, 10th September 2017, four Striders made the trip north to compete in Stratford’s Big 10k event. Once again, even though labouring with a cold, Sophie Longmore demonstrated her class by finishing as the first lady in a time just outside the magic 40 minutes, but in a PB of 40:14 on the Read more…

Posted On: September 11th, 2017

End of summer racing round-up

The end of the summer has seen Striders busy in action both at home and overseas. Gareth Harries ran the Durban Parkrun in South Africa on 19th August, finishing 9th out of 1,300 in a time of 19:13 and on the following weekend Harries ran in Mbabane, Swaziland, at 1,150m of altitude on a course Read more…

Posted On: September 5th, 2017
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