ST HELENS Striders took part in the Tour of Merseyside, covering 52 miles over six days and six races, which included a half marathon, six mile multi-terrain race, 10 miler, five-miler, six mile cross country, finishing with a 12-mile coastal run.

Eric Ranson of St Helens Striders finished 5th overall in his category.

Martin Ballard, Peter Teeling, Colin Wilson, Steve Wright, Jade Booth and Rachel Tickle also competed in this epic event.

There were guest appearances on the Tour by Striders' Wendy Davies, Katie Taggart, Tony Dagnall, Scott Robertson, Paul Booth, Sean Ahearn and Kevin Winstanley who all competed in the Southport Half Marathon, with some competing in other Tour races as guests too.

On Wednesday 5 July, our Strider ladies took part in the Birchwood 5k ladies race.

Kylie Maguire was the first Strider to finish in 21 minutes 50 seconds.

Kylie came 13th overall and was followed by Lisa Cheers, Jenny Martin, Katie Taggart, Marie Chesworth, Elizabeth Philipson, Karen Mason, Adele Crawford, Gillian Kelly and Joanne Keogh.

Stuart Tagg took part in the Lions Bridge Trail marathon in Tyldesley on Sunday 9 July. Stuart completed the gruelling course in 4.27.36.

Last but by no means least, Striders were represented at the We Love Manchester 10k by Rebecca McKenna.