A GROUP of nine Stilton Striders made the short trip to Barrow-upon-Soar for round one of the Leicestershire Road Running League winter series.
Having escaped the wintry weather conditions, the 567 runners were treated to relatively mild and sunny conditions, but a strong breeze made for a testing six-mile race.
The first Strider home was Gary Postle (42min 35secs) in 197th place overall, and next in were Kirsty Ainscough (44.59) and Abi Arnott (45.18) who claimed 35th and 38th positions respectively in the ladies’ race.
Dan Valencia (45.43) and Mike Brighty (46.25) were the next Striders across the line.
Representing the club for the first time in the league were Catherine Buckley (1hr 03min 21secs) and Janice Skipper (1.03.31), both scoring valuable team points for the ladies’ team.
Completing the Striders contingent on the day were Richard Angrave (1.09.19) and Sally Renwick (1.15.58).