Gainsborough Striders take on Dukeries Ultra-Marathon series

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A quartet of Gainsborough and Morton Striders took on the demanding Dukeries Ultra-Marathon series last weekend.

The 30 and 40 mile races started and finished in Sherwood Forest, where Stephen Toward had an impressive debut, registering 05:45:05.

In the 40 miles event, Jane Benson was the first Strider home in a personal best time of 07:19:00.

Sophie Hempsall and Paul Dagg ran together for a time of 07:26:00.

The Dukeries Ultra-Marathon Series is organised by Strider Ronnie Staton, and the club wish to thank all the members who served as race officials on the day.

A trio of Striders entered the 5K parkruns at Scunthorpe and Lincoln.

Craig Ward ran 20:28, and Rachel Harris-Raven 28:18 at Scunthorpe, while at Lincoln Chris Inman ran 22:44.