Marathon: Saffron Striders up to London challenge

PUBLISHED: 17:00 24 April 2018

Saffron Striders David Raimondo, Nick White (at back) Alistair Cooke, Fiona Halls and Guy Tremayne before the London Marathon

Saffron Striders David Raimondo, Nick White (at back) Alistair Cooke, Fiona Halls and Guy Tremayne before the London Marathon

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Saffron Striders defied the hottest-ever London Marathon conditions to produce some excellent results on Sunday.

Saffron Striders Alistair Cook and Fiona Halls at the London MarathonSaffron Striders Alistair Cook and Fiona Halls at the London Marathon

Having trained in cold, rain and snow during winter, a group of eight headed to the capital as temperatures hit 74 degrees.

Nick White and Fiona Halls came home in 3:37, with David Raimond (3:45) and Cindy Drinnan (3:52) not too far behind.

Alistair Cooke (4:14), Simon Ollerenshaw (4:33), Guy Tremayne (4:47) and Russell Peters (4:55) were also in action, as months of hard work were rewarded with the thrill of competing in one of the world’s most famous races, as thousands of spectators lined the 26.2 mile route, finishing on the Mall.

Having collectively raised over £5,000.00 for charities, the eight Striders can now have a well-deserved rest.Saffron Striders meet outside the Lord Butler Fitness and Leisure Centre every Tuesday at 7.45pm for an 8pm start. All abilities welcome.


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