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Newark Athletic Club's Jan Bailey shines in British Masters 5k Road Championships

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There was another successful outing for Jan Bailey who stormed the British Masters 5k Road Championships to finish in 15-40.

Despite the Newark Athletic Club runner’s ruthless time, he finished as second in the vet 45 category.

In Worksop, weather conditions were unwelcoming, with wind, heavy rain and flooded sections, but there was a big turn-out of Newark Striders (pictured) for the half marathon.

Newark Striders at Worksop half marathon (photo credit Andy Sirrs) (52963426)
Newark Striders at Worksop half marathon (photo credit Andy Sirrs) (52963426)

Jean-Louis Balestra was the first Strider to finish, with a time of 1-28-49. Joe Pogson was next in 1-38-22, followed by Gary Tasker (1-38-41), Ian Lloyd (1-40-06), Darren Mead (1-46-56), Graham Welsh (1-48-38) and Peter Davis (1-48-50).

Niceeta Padgett was determined to break the two-hour barrier and was way inside that target time in the end, supported by Mark Winter, both recording 1-53-04. Tim Marvin followed in 1-58-42.

Steve Padgett crossed the line in 2-07-16 with Helen McGrory in 2-13-14, coming over the finish with Alison Burrell in 2-13-15, a personal best by 12 minutes.

Nicole Henderson completed the 13.1 miles in 2-19-16.

Next came the Striders trio of Andy Scott, Kath Scott and Jason Priest, who all stopped the clock at 2-20-56.

Heather Green came home in 2-29-11 and Lesley Butlin 2-31-02.

Conditions were just as wet at the Lincoln 10K but that didn’t deter Richard Webster, who got a best of 46-28. Steve Martin (46-51) and Steve White (48-32) also competed.

Jason Burrill and Jodie Burrill in their first ever race, crossed the finishing line in 48-40 and 58-13 respectively.

Sara Webb recorded 1-05-44, Sara Whittaker was next 1-07-13 and Lisa White 1-20-34.

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