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Stamford Striders take part in five-mile Winter League competition




Stamford Striders have attracted more than 100 runners to take part in their five-mile Winter League competition.

The runners have helped form 11 teams with each member individually running five miles between the first and seventh of each month.

They are then put into a league table based on how long it took with each runner having submitted an estimate for their five miles which helped to select the teams.

Mark Popple (right) posted the fastest time in the Winter League competition with Jim Morris (left) third. (43729478)
Mark Popple (right) posted the fastest time in the Winter League competition with Jim Morris (left) third. (43729478)

The Mud Sweat and Tiers team, captained by Liz Harding, are leading the way after the first round with 623 points.

Mark Popple helped the early leaders' cause by returning 109 points after posting the quickest five-mile time of 27.46.

Stuart Bean returned 33.26 with fellow team members being Nick McDowell (34.53), Simon Wheatley (36.15), Liz Harding (38.12), Andy Kendal (42.12), Zoe Gill (42.40), Lesley Beckingham (43.09), Barbara Narey (45.43).

Neil Martin's Legs Miserables team are currently in second spot with 603 points. They consist of event organiser Ed Fancourt (32.56), James McCloskey (35.04), Steve Knight (35.25), Fran Carlin (36.59), Neil Martin (37.39), Calli Robinson (41.06), Abbie Alderson (43.27), Doreen Spikings (44.30), Anna Woodall (47.34), Sarah Sharp (60.42).

The Scrambled Legs team led by Flo Leftley-Gynn are third with 598 points following the efforts of Andy Dennis (34.26), Flo Leftley-Gynn (34.34), Martin Candish (35.41), Richard Mardling (38.40), Claire Willis (39.16), Kay McGrady (40.29), Stu Stevenson (43.40), Mandy Lawson (44.31), Vanessa Mackinnon (45.14), Sonia Kendal (47.17).

Standings: Mud Sweat and Tiers 623pts, Legs Miserables 603pts, Scrambled Legs 598pts, Sweet Six Team (Nick Harding) 565pts, Pun In Ten Did (Gaynor Morris) 537pts, Jimmy & The Pacemakers (Anna Rugg) 536pts, Chafing the Dream (Wayne Morris) 531pts, Every Second Counts (Mike Chapman) 525pts, Legs Eleven (Bryan Albon) 514pts, Better Eight than Never (Marcus Brown) 484pts, 4Midable (Graham Edwards) 480pts.

Sam Barrett (43729472)
Sam Barrett (43729472)

Individual scores (top 20): 1 Mark Popple (Mud, Sweat & Tiers) 27.46 (109pts), 2 Luke Harrison (Chafing the Dream) 28.47 (108), 3 Jim Morris (Jimmy & the Pacemakers) 29.22 (107), 4 Sam Barrett (4midable) 29.52 (106), 5 Nick Harding (Sweet Six Team) 29.53 (105), 6 Marcus Brown (Better Eight than Never ) 32.45 (104), 7 Ed Fancourt (Legs Miserables) 32.56 (103), 8 Stuart Bean (Mud, Sweat & Tiers) 33.26 (102), 9 Adie Stevens (Legs 11) 33.45 (101), 10 Tom Martin (Better Eight than Never ) 34.00 (100), 11 Mike Chapman (Every Second Counts) 34.01 (99), 12 Jenson Lewis (Legs 11) 34.13 (98), 13 Andy Dennis (Scrambled Legs) 34.26 (97), 14 Flo-Leftley Gynn (Scrambled Legs) 34.34 (96), 15 Jonathan Plant (Every Second Counts) 34.39 (95), 16 Katie Arnold (Pun In Ten Did) 34.45 (94), 17 Nick McDowall (Mud, Sweat & Tiers) 34.53 (93), 18 James McCloskey (Legs Miserables) 35.04 (92), 19 Stuart Hill (Pun In Ten Did) 35.10 (91), 20 Jim Grant (Jimmy & the Pacemakers) 35.19 (90).



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