Striders compete in Berlin and Blackpool

St Helens Star: Striders compete in Berlin and Blackpool Striders compete in Berlin and Blackpool

STRIDERS’ spring racing season continued with more than 20 members heading to Germany for the 34th Berlin Half Marathon.

Striders ran hard and several obtained personal bests on this world-class course.

Saturday, April 5 saw several Striders participating in the monthly Merseyvend 5k, hosted by Knowsley Harriers.

Pete Fairclough was first home in 19mins 13secs, PB, followed by Rachael Fishwick, 19mins 39secs, Brian Middleton, 19mins 54secs, Paul Demore, 20mins 21secs and Chris Falls, 20mins 58secs.

Pauline Horsfall, Cheryl Orrick, Louise Read, Charley Ward, Jo Jackson and Joanne Keogh all finished under 25 minutes.

Kevin Brennan and Donna Halsall took on the Manchester Marathon on Sunday. Kevin clocked 3hours 6mins, knocking 25 minutes off his last marathon, while Donna completed her first ever marathon in 4hours 16mins.

Chris Reid took part in the Blackpool marathon, smashing his PB and finishing in 3hours 13mins. David Navis and Debbie Hill completed the half marathon in 1hour 40mins and 2hours 24mins, respectively.

On Sunday, 10 Striders will run the Virgin London Marathon.

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