Kenilworth Runners’ Andy Siggers showed he is getting back to form by winning the Rugby Half Marathon on Sunday in a time of 73min 46sec.
Clubmate George Crawford also had an excellent run, finishing fourth in 1:20:11.
The race was the latest to be incorporated into Spa Striders’ Winter Series, with Chris McKeown (1:22:50) the first runner from the club home, placing sixth overall.
He was followed by Simon Parsons, who was 28th in 1:30:04 and newcomer Simon Ludford (1:39:34).
Marc Curtis was first home for Leamington C&AC in 1:28:53 with Andrew Higgins 70th in 1:36:13.
For the ladies, Kenilworth’s Becky Beasley finished well, taking the third lady prize in a time of 1:33:18.
Leamington’s Jenny Jeeves was fifth lady overall and won her age category in 1:36:12 after coming out top in her inter-club battle with Higgins, while new recruit Saffia Del Torre was ninth lady in 1:40:47.
Kate Gadsby (1:37:32) was the first female Strider, finishing eighth in the ladies’ standings.
Fellow Strider Emma Bish ran a well-deserved personal best of 1:50:10, with club newcomer Monika Coleman clocking 1:52:02 and Roz Cox coming home in 1:56:05.
The undulating two-lap race was held in dry and cool ideal conditions and saw 429 finishers.
Selected others (Kenilworth Runners unless stated): 41, Neil Sheward (1:31:37); 44, Richard Cookson (1:32:46); 48, Oliver Beasley (1:33:37); 63, Ryan Baker (1:35:54); 65, John Weir (1:36:06); 85, Mark Alldritt(1:38:25); 102, Samantha Fowle (1:41:05); 108, Andy Roach (Spa Striders, 1:41:39), 109, Rachel Kerr (1:41:51); 110, Louise Andrews (1:42:11); 135, Andy Snow (1:44:14); 148, Linda Fullaway (1:45:52); 162, Ben Parkinson (Spa Striders, 1:47:05) 174, Mike Cox (1:48:02), 178, Roger Fagge (Leamington C&AC, 1:49:35; 182, Kevin Baskerville (Spa Striders, 1:49:53), 207, Doug Rattray (Spa Striders, 1:52:17); 311, Chris Luntley (2:03:39).
Leamington C&AC’s Andy Savery produced an impressive performance at the Frankfurt Marathon, clocking 2:27:24 to cross the line 53rd out of 14,513.
Shura Kitata Tola of Ethiopia won the race in 2:05:50, with Kenya’s Vivian Cheryuiot improving her personal best to 2:23:35 to win the ladies’ race.
Meanwhile, Kenilworth Runners’ Jane Kidd was in fine form once again, winning the LV60 category at the Worksop Halloween Half Marathon.
Her time of 1:40:13 puts her in the top 20 UK times this year in her age category.
The race was won by Harvey Speed of Coventry Godiva in 73:00 and there were 2,485 finishers.
Kenilworth Runners’ Connor Carson won the Ascott under Wychwood multi-terrain Charity Run 10k on Sunday in 35:20.
Stef Lunn was second lady in 47:44.
Stephen Chalkley, Simon Mottershead and Tom and Pauline Dable also took on the testing local race.