Quartet set PB times at St Albans

PUBLISHED: 13:18 04 January 2016 | UPDATED: 13:18 04 January 2016

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Stevenage Striders were back in numbers for the New Year's Day 5K parkrun at St Albans.

Ten members of the club made the trip and first home was Jonny Nicholls in a personal best (PB) of 18 minutes 56 seconds.

Steve Wells set a season’s best time of 20:15 and James Marshall ran a 21:30 PB.

Ian Levy pipped his mum Fran in a time of 24:19. Fran finished first in her age group in 24:37.

Club coach Chris Leigh ran 25:01 as he prepares for his 12 marathons in 12 months challenge.

Robin Hester and Ken Marshall came home in 26:20 and 26:29 respectively while Lindsey Knight was pleased to take two minutes off her PB. Jo Holmes matched that effort with a similar improvement to finish in a PB of 31:26.

Liz Small completed the Flitch Way Marathon on New Year’s Day 11 minutes quicker than last year.

Following their award winning programme between September and November, the club is running another Zero to 5K starting on February 1.

The sessions run for 10 weeks on each Monday at 7:15pm from the club’s base in Shephalbury Park, Broadhall Way and all sessions are free.

The programme is designed to accommodate both non-runners and runners alike who would like to build up to running a 5k race.

For details contact Chris Leigh on 07954 552024.

Christmas celebrations didn’t stop Ken Marshall from taking part in the Panshanger Parkrun 5K on Christmas Day. It was a successful run out as he finished in a new PB of 27:26.

Both Martin Brooks and Ian Levy had been under the weather in the lead up to Christmas but both decided to take the trip to Buntingford for the 10 mile race on Bank Holiday Monday.

Brooks finished in a time of 1:13:30 and Levy ran a PB of 1:25:00.

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