Stilton Striders out in force at Barrow 6

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A fresh, bright winter’s morning provided ideal running conditions for a record field of 667 at the first Winter League race of 2015, the Barrow 6.

A re-designed start didn’t take away the usual challenges of this rolling six-mile road race.

There were 17 Stilton Striders in attendance – the club’s largest turnout in the league for a few years – including debuts for Matt Gayton (41min 03secs), Sarah Lawrence (54.53) and Luke Eggleston (42.59).

Joining Sarah in the ladies’ team were Vicki Lowe (46.14) who finished seventh in her category, and Louise Houghton (49.03).

Scoring for the men’s team were Jason Barton (34.38), Darren Glover (39.06), Greg Pettingill (40.20), fifth in his category, Richard Gray (40.18), Simon Bottrill (40.59), Shane Sharkey (41.30) together with Matt and Luke.

They were supported by Ben Pickard (44.06), Iain Howe (44.10), Neil Jaggard (44.51), Dan Valencia (44.52), John Houghton (45.44) and Stuart Gregory (57.03).

* The next race in the series is the Markfield 10k on Sunday, February 8.