Parkrun age group win for Stevenage Striders

Danik Bates in Melbourne, Australia. Picture: supplied

Danik Bates in Melbourne, Australia. Picture: supplied - Credit: Archant

Despite the cold conditions on Saturday, the Stevenage parkrun had 216 finishers and several Stevenage Striders were in race action.

First Strider home was Ken Marshall and he finished first in his age group in 25:11.

Close behind was Russ Andrews in 25:25 while, despite carrying an injury, Anne Miller ran 27:40. Emma Cole completed her first parkrun in 28:47.

Danik Bates took advantage of being in Melbourne, Australia to take on the Highlands parkrun.

In beautiful surroundings, albeit much warmer than in Stevenage, Danik completed his 76th parkrun. Taking on the three-lap course the Strider got off to a great start staying in the top three for the first lap until a reoccurying thigh injury played its part again and he slipped down to finish 18th out of 139 runners in 24:16.

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Becki Brunetti took on the St Albans parkrun and finished in a personal best time of 29:34.

Sue Loughran and her cannicross partner Shylo took on the 10k in Thetford. Over a challenging course the couple ran a personal best time of 56:22.

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