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CLC Striders race round up - Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October 2023

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Once again, CLC Striders athletes were in action across a range of events this last weekend in conditions and temperatures which still felt more like summer than early autumn.

Saturday 7th October

Barrows and Downs Trail Marathon, Wiltshire

In another epic adventure, club ultra-man Rob Bircher completed the Barrows and Downs Trail Marathon in Wiltshire – complete with its 5,000+ feet of elevation – in a time of 5:46:21.

Rob Bircher

Sunday 8th October

Cricklade 10k and Half Marathon

Closer to home, and in his first ever outing over the 10k distance, club talisman Rob Green took first place in the Cricklade 10k in a time of 32:57, bagging himself a PB and toppling a 10-year-old club MV40 club record to boot. Meanwhile, over the half marathon distance, and making his debut for the club, Ben Cooper finished in seventh place in a PB time of 83:51.

Rob Green Ben Cooper

Chester Metric Marathon (26.2km)

Further afield, the ever-competitive Liza Bradshaw ran superbly to finish as third lady overall and earn herself a pace on the podium over this unusual distance in a time of 1:54:24.

Liza Bradshaw

Royal Parks Half Marathon

And finally, in the heart of the capital, club captain Will Pearce ran with friends to raise money for their charity, clocking 1:26:54 on the day.

Will Pearce