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Newark Striders out in force for Summer Solstice 10K at Long Bennington

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A huge turnout of runners defied the heat to take part in the popular Summer Solstice 10K at Long Bennington.

The race is a highlight of the Newark Striders’ club calendar and even those not competing went along to show their support.

Newark Striders out in force, photograph supplied by Newark Striders (57464276)
Newark Striders out in force, photograph supplied by Newark Striders (57464276)

The temperature was still very high at the start line, even though it was a 7.30pm start, so conditions were tough for competitors.

First to finish for Striders was Mark Jackson in 39-36, followed by Matt Silk in 39-56, Tom Banks in 44-52 and Mark Turner in 46-07.

First club female home was Hannah Jackson in a time of 46-29. She was the ninth woman to finish and was second in her age group.

Other Striders to take part were: Dave Dews (46-38) Chris Cantwell (46-53) Mark Winter (47-44) Steven Padgett (49-51) Niceeta Padgett (53-47 for fifth in age group) Chloe Jones (53-55) Phil Brown 54-45, Steve White (54-53) Jessica Lowe (55-17) Darren Watkin (55-46) Graham Welsh (56-08) Sarah Fox-Clark (56-49) Bev Hancock (57-10) Jacqui Jackson (57-14) Alison Burrell (57-35 for fifth in age group) Andy Sirrs (58-08) Tracey Andrews (59-12) Karen Hichisson (59-22) Andy Scott (59-41) Stephen Tomlinson (1-02-03) Helen McGrory (1-02-04) Matt Patterson (1-03-06) Karen Illsley (1-04-14) Nicole Henderson (1-05-01) Jason Priest (1-07-38) Kath Scott (1-11-19) Deb Bavin (1-11-49) Francesca Chanderbhan (1-14-16) and Gemma Latham (1-18-23).

Sunday saw the Sandringham Half-marathon, at which Jean-Louis Balestra finished in 1-32-29 for 22nd place overall.

At the Ramathon five-mile race in Derby, Mark Winter ran 37-06 and Niceeta Padgett 40-47.

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