Seaford Striders at the Sussex Road Racing Grand Prix Presentation Night

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THE Sussex Road Racing Grand Prix presentation night for 2010 was held somewhat later than normal this year. Taking place at the Jack and Jill public house, Hassocks, it was nevertheless well attended by a large group of Seaford Striders.

Press Officer Bill Young said: “2010 was another great year for the club and winning the Grand Prix for the fifth time was the icing on the cake. It was nice through the year to welcome more new members to the club, many of them youngsters which essential to the survival of our sport. Well done to everyone in the club whether runners, supporters and especially the volunteer marshals without whom some events would not take place.”

RESULTS: 1st LADIES OPEN TEAM TROPHY SEAFORD STRIDERS: 6th: Diane Fletcher (3916), 12th: Natalie McCreath 3877), 13th: Angela Cox (3877), 28th: Natasha Swan (3469), 20th: Claire Keith (3425). 1st MEN’S OPEN TEAM TROPHY SEAFORD STRIDERS: 8th: Ryan Stewart (3912), 11th: Gary Hatcher (3875), 13th: Colin Hannant (3853), 15th: Phillip Carr(3843), 19th: Adrian Campbell (3970), 24th: Michael Martin (3742), 39th: Stuart Batchelor (3577), 45th: Richard Honeyman (3547), 51st: Robert Ward (3471), 57th: Robert Webber (3421). 1st LADIES VETS TEAM TROPHY SEAFORD STRIDERS: 6th: Diane Fletcher (3916), 12th: Natalie McCreath (3877), 13th: Angela Cox (3877). 2nd MEN’S VETS TEAM TROPHY SEAFORD STRIDERS: 13th: Colin Hannant (3853), 15th: Phillip Carr (3842), 19th: Adrian Campbell (3790), 24th: Michael Martin (3742), 39th Stuart Batchelor (3577).

INDIVIDUAL TROPHIES AND MEDALS: MEN: Vet 2. 2nd: Phillip Carr (3842).

Vet 3. 2nd: Colin Hannant (3853). Vet 6. 1st: Richard Kimber (3388). Vet 7. 3rd: William Young (1144). INDIVIDUAL TROPHIES, MEDALS: LADIES: Vet 1. 1st: Natalie McCreath (3877). Vet 1. 2nd: Angela Cox (3877). Note: Overall points accrued through the year shown in brackets.

n THIS year the Seaford Striders coach to the London Marathon was kindly organised by Strider Phil Carr, as Bill and Glynis Young having stepped down after 25 years.

On the coach were 13 Striders taking part in the marathon and they were joined by as many runners from other clubs.

The day started a little misty but as the day wore on the sun came out and the temperature soon rose into the low 20c.

First lady home for the club with a great run was Natalie McCreath who is having an excellent year with yet another personal best of 3h.29m.03s.

First man for the club was coach organiser Phil himself, having a good run in 3h.01m.08s, which was so close to his personal best time.

Other personal bests were Angie Cox in a great time of 3h.32m.30s and Stephanie Baron in 5h.42m.32s (who did the Brighton Marathon the week before).

Other times: Dave Dunstall 3.14.50, Michael Martin 3.17.35, Gareth Hutchinson 3.25.50, Gary Hatcher 3.22.35, Geoff Gray 3.33.50, Kevin Ives 3.45.20, Fern Ketley 4.50.25, Alex Parsons 5.14.35, Phil Dray 6.16.36.