Stilton Striders: Barton makes hay at Swithland 6

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The ever-popular Swithland 6 marked the start of the Leicestershire Road Running League summer season.

A contingent of eight Stilton Striders competed, and Jay Barton took advantage of near-perfect conditions to finish 21st overall in a time of 34min 45secs.

Darren Glover was the second Strider home in 38.45 for 84th place overall, followed by a fantastic performance from Luke Eggleston who clocked 40.08, for 111th overall and fourth junior male, and Andy Nicholls in 42.09 (184th).

Louise Houghton was first female Strider back in 47.38 for 348th overall and was followed in around nine minutes later by Steph Barlow, on her league debut for the club, and Tam Nicol, both in 56.59 (561st and 562nd).

The last Strider to cross the finish line was Stuart Gregory (1hr 03min 28secs) in 636th overall.

* Stuart Gregory was the only Strider to make the trip to Chesterfield for the sixth race in the No Walk in the Park series.

He clocked 29min 23secs for 78th place.