The area’s premier runner Aaron Scott once again took the tape at Stamford Striders’ Valentines 30k on Sunday on the 23rd edition of the race.
Scott, who lives in Stamford but runs for Notts AC, is the defending record holder for the annual race and was too good for a strong field of just shy of 600 runners at the weekend, finishing in a time of 1:40.12,
The time was some way of his record of 1:37:52, which he equalled last year.
The route ran from the Welland Academy in Stamford out to Little Casterton, Ryhall, Carlby, Pickworth, Great Casterton and then back to town via Tolethorpe and Little Casterton on some residential, but mostly country, roads.
Scott beat second place Anthony Johnson of Werrington Joggers by 1 minutes and 8 seconds.
Third was Hermitage Harrier Matt Adcock, 7 minutes and 34 seconds behind the victor.
The first female runner home was Gill Fullen of Bedford Harrier AC, also competing in the V50 category. She finished in 19th overall in a time of 1:58:12. Halifax Harrier Sarah Louise Cumber (V45) was third in 02:02:42, with Kirstie Meeten (V35) of Bedford Harriers not far behind in third in a time of 2:04:35.
Stamford Striders Valentines 30k top 10 results:
1 Aaron Scott M SEN NOTTS AC 01:40:12
2 Anthony Johnson M SEN WERRINGTON JOGGERS 01:41:19
3 Matt Adcock M SEN HERMITAGE HARRIERS 01:47:46
4 Paul Lunn M V40 PACTRAC 01:50:16
5 John Muddeman M SEN NOTTS AC 01:50:25
6 Michael Trott M SEN HERMITAGE HARRIERS 01:53:02
7 Carl Sommer M SEN HERMITAGE HARRIERS 01:53:03
8 Sam Pearch M SEN SHELTON STRIDERS 01:53:12
9 Simon Newton M SEN ACKWORTH ROAD RUNNERS 01:53:29
10 Matty Smith M SEN SCUNTHOROE & DISCTICT AC 01:53:17