North Herts Road Runners head north as Squirrels enjoy ‘technical’ St Neots Riverside Runners 10K

PUBLISHED: 09:32 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:33 08 August 2018

The lady Squirrels at the St Neots 10k: (l-r) Lind Aird, Sheila Leavy, Lucy O’Connor, Michelle Grudzinski, Sue Foot, Karen Dodsworth.

The lady Squirrels at the St Neots 10k: (l-r) Lind Aird, Sheila Leavy, Lucy O’Connor, Michelle Grudzinski, Sue Foot, Karen Dodsworth.

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Seven North Herts Road Runners made the journey up the A1 to tackle the St Neots Riverside Runners 10K.

The well-organised race followed a mixture of tarmac paths, short road sections and lots of off-road sectors.

Linda Aird, who was the first Squirrel home and second in her age category with a time of 53 minutes 35 seconds, said: “It was quite technical in that it twists and turns a lot and the constantly changing terrain underfoot meant you had to concentrate.

“Add in the blistering heat and it made for quite a challenging morning’s racing.”

Michelle Grudzinski followed Aird home in 53:35 followed by Lucy O’Connor (57:34), Sue Foot, another first in her age category in 57:45, Karen Dodsworth (59:04), Sheila Leavy (1:05:02) and Andy Grudzinski (1:05:48).

Tom Webb finished 6th overall in the Bewl Water Olympic Distance Triathlon in Kent on Sunday in 2 hours 10 minutes, just 1 minute off of the podium. It was a hilly bike and run course with a strong field including a couple of GB triathletes, and Tom had the fastest run leg of the day.

Elsewhere, on Saturday, it was the North Herts Road Runners First Saturday of the Month on Norton Common, Letchworth and among the many finishers were 19 Squirrels.

Matt Davies was first home for the club in fifth while Sophie Thrussell finished as the first lady.

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