A dozen Striders took part in the Hampton Court Half Marathon on Sunday, a popular 13.1 mile course starting and ending in the grounds of Henry VIII’s home and following a circular route along the banks of the Thames.
Gavin Malloch got the bragging rights as the first Strider over the line in 2hrs7mins13secs. Amanda Mills kept her head and was the first lady strider back in 2hrs21mins28secs
Other Striders times were
Terry Morse 2.11.06
Guy Mills 2.17.16
Jackie Austin 2.29.30
Emilia Sage 2.30.41
Kate Sage 2.31.22
Sheila Malloch 2.33.37
Orla Mcgaley 2.33.37 PB
Susannah Ulyatt 2.43.02
Lisa Burton 2.43
Mona Whitehead-Lewis 2.54.14 PB
10 Striders travelled to Hampton Court for a rather regal half marathon. First club member home went to Laura Forster in a speedy 1.55.53. Hot on her heals was Gina Woodfine who completed the 13.1-mile course in 2.02.36. Joint honours for third back home went to Esther Harris and Sean Bootes who both managed 2.10.27.
Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon : Sunday 19th March
5 Striders set off in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court with the Palace as a backdrop. Racing in dry but windy conditions they took in scenic views of the Thames and palace grounds. Hampton Court Palace is one of only two surviving palaces that King Henry VIII owned. The race started off inside the gates of the palace and finished up in its beautiful gardens. Paul Williams took home a trophy by winning his V55 age group.
Paul Williams 1.40.13 244th out of 3289 runners and was 1st in his V55 age group!