Strider Stephen takes on Old Colliery Canter

On a weekend with no local races taking place for Gainsborough & Morton Striders runners it was Stephen Toward who went off the beaten track to find an event.

He took on the Old Colliery Canter near Barnsley, where a number of distances were on offer with Toward opting to run the marathon event. The route consisted of laps of a five mile off-road loop, with plenty of hills to contend with, and Toward finished the race in the time of 5:05:21.

On Saturday there were three new personal bests run at parkrun events.

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Ian Longstaffe ran his best time at the Rother Valley event in 24:04, Joan Smithson ran yet another best time at Doddington Hall as she finished in 30:25, while Ross Connell achieved 31:05 at the Ancholme Valley Way event.

Other times came from James Croft (17:41), Aaron Hill (18:41), Phil Marsland (22:33), Simon Blacknell (24:49), Sarah Sanni (25:20), Chris Smithson (31:54), and Helen Sweeting (33:11) at their chosen events.

The club's training sessions on Tuesday nights take place at 6:45pm at the Corringham Road industrial estate, and at 6:30pm on a Thursday evening from QEHS. New members are welcome to attend.