In-form Rose continues to bloom in the height of the Stratford Summer 6

Spa Striders' Pete Soley edges ahead of Kenilworth Runners' Sarah Rose during the Stratford Summer 6 on Saturday. Picture: Tim Nunan
Spa Striders' Pete Soley edges ahead of Kenilworth Runners' Sarah Rose during the Stratford Summer 6 on Saturday. Picture: Tim Nunan

Kenilworth Runners were out in force at the Stratford Summer 6 on a warm and humid Saturday evening with 30 runners taking part in the eighth race of 12 in this year’s Warwickshire Road Race League.

Sarah Rose continued her good form with another fine win in the ladies’ race in a time of 37min 23sec.

Connor Carson was first home for the men, finishing seventh in 34:23 and winning the V45 prize.

Stanley Doxey was ninth in 35:25, just one of the several successes emerging from the Kenilworth Youth section.

Another was Stanley’s 16-year-old sister Bella who also had an excellent run, finishing third senior lady and counting for the Kenilworth ladies’ team with a new PB of 46:24.

There were category wins for LV65 Pauline Dable (55:10) and Dave Pettifer (41:54) who with seven first places, has now secured overall victory in the V65 category in the Warwickshire Road Race League.

There were also new six-mile PBs for Debbie Streets (46:31), Tom Williams (43:45), Colin Bailey (41:57), Elizabeth Keell (49:02) and Ryan Baker (45:24).

Twenty-four Spa Striders made the short trip with Ste Taylor the first home in 36:29, closely followed by Pete Soley (36:58).

Adam Notley (37:06), Trevor Wilkinson (37:15), Dan Stannard (39:18) and Tom Gotts (39:21) made up the men’s team who finished in third position.

Carolyn Wilkinson led the Strider ladies home (39:27), winning the FV45 category and finishing second overall.

Susie Stannard (39:48) and Melissa Venables (41:07) were second and third in the FV35 category and third and fourth females overall, with Caroline Whitehouse (41:20) completing the first-placed women’s team.

Leamington C&AC’s Steve Hundal continued his return to form with a time of 37:21 and 26th place, with clubmate Craig Bower 38th in 38:30.

Jenny Jeeves was C&AC’s first lady in a PB of 42:49 for third Fv45.

The race was won by Coventry Godiva’s Toby Spencer in 30:37, ending clubmate Ali Smith’s domination of the series.

Smith was second in 31:55.