Local Leigh 10k inspires Huge Strider Turnout
Report from Jon-Jo Doherty.
In the Leigh 10k the Striders were a force worth reckoning: Jon-Jo Doherty led his teammates home in 34:30 finishing in 5th place. Eric Ranson came next, with rapturous support from his fond sweetheart ‘Shazbat’, finishing in 42:13. Tony ‘Daggers’ Dagnall determined himself and produced yet more magic with a time of 45:26. And Rebecca McKenna was also on the score sheet with a seasons best of 57:33.
But it was the Striders towering figure of Peter ‘Pan’ Teeling who stole the show! Undoubtedly a legend amongst his Strider cohorts he mustered a very special Personal Best of 46:11. When asked about his contribution he commented; ‘the dedication and striving coupled with the camaraderie has helped add to my overall success this year’.
And the longest time served Strider John Lingard, with his outstanding knowledge of the clubs history, his unreserved loyalty and continued efforts, valiantly finished in 49:57. The Club was founded in 1984.
Whilst out on his holidays the ever jovial and enthusiastic Les Abbott, astonishingly decided on the off chance to take on a race in the mountains of Switzerland! And delighting his beloved wife he finished 2nd in his age category. Racing in tough conditions, 1233 meters above sea level at Wengen in Switzerland, the race started in the town and took on tough mountainous trails.
In the Tatton Park 10k Brenda Cahill in cruise control adopted a strategic approach of attack. She never let up, securing a time of 51:42. It is known as a fast course and the event is held within the beautiful grounds of Tatton Park in Cheshire.
And finally Adam Pointon took on the Dublin Half Marathon. In 1:49:29 the young whipper snapper goes from strength to strength!