St Helens Striders recently travelled to Astley Village in Chorley for the last of a 4.4 mile summer race series. Striders have participated in all the races over the summer, and were keen to see if their loyalty was rewarded with any series prizes in the various different categories - and they did not leave empty handed!

Although the Strider Ladies did not make a full team on the night, Carol Foster won 1st V45 Ladies over the entire Series and achieved a personal best of 36:37.

Colin Leyland, on behalf of Strider men, also took away 1st prize in V45 Male category and a finishing time of 33:45. Also competing were Chris Reid finishing in 31: 16, Roy McHale following closely in 31:41 and Gary Carney in 33:23, who came 10th in the overall Men’s series, beating off stiff competition from other clubs such as Chorley and Wigan Phoenix.

Three Striders also ran in the popular Lancaster 10 on Sunday 2nd August. Chris Reid led the pack and finished in 1:11:23, followed by Rachael Fishwick in 1:20:29 and Joanne Billinge in 1:21:43.

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