Striders’ Halls turns back the clock at Great Bentley Half Marathon

PUBLISHED: 16:11 08 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:11 08 February 2017

Saffron Striders Running Club chairman Nigel Coates (left) receives his trophy

Saffron Striders Running Club chairman Nigel Coates (left) receives his trophy


Fiona Halls put in another top-class performance for Saffron Striders as she finished as first lady in the over-35 age category at the Great Bentley Half Marathon, near Harwich, on Sunday.

Halls, who hasn’t run under one hours 30 minutes in a 13-mile race for a couple of years, managed to turn back the clock finishing in an impressive one hour 29 minutes 42 seconds to gain more silverware for her growing collection.

Outgoing club chairman Nigel Coates was awarded the club’s in-house Running Championship Trophy on Friday night at Striders’ annual dinner for his strong performances in 2016.

He was also voted Strider of the Year by his peers in a double trophy swoop.

Coates, who retires from the club’s board after 13 years at the helm, said: “It has been an honour and a delight to represent the club and I look forward to just representing the club in a running capacity.”

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