Report by Jenny Appleton. A hardy bunch of St Helens Striders avoided the Christmas shopping chaos to compete in some festive races.
Flying the flag in foreign climes was Carol Foster who completed a sunny 5k in a Christmas cracking time of 24.50 at the Balsicas race.
Several Striders braved the icy chill of Blackpool to race in the Red Nose Reindeer 5 mile trail run. In a series of Christmas calamities, National Lampoons style, Karl Bowes lost his shorts and had to run in ladies leggings then got lost during the course of the event! There was nothing calamitous about his time however, finishing 9th in a sparkling 34.50. Speeding behind him was David Navis in 38.06 followed by Christmas angels Nicola Howarth and Sarah Bowles in 50 minutes.
More about St Helens Striders Running Club
The St Helens Striders Train on a Monday and Wednesday Evening from the Windlehurst Sports Club on Windleshaw Road. The warm up starts at 6:50pm and the prearranged training plans start from 7pm. All Abilities Welcome!