STRATFORD AC’s Alex Adams and Maisie-Joy Spriggs were the first junior finishers in their respective categories as the club’s athletes impressed in the Alcester 10k.
Adams was the first junior male to finish in 33 minutes and 23 seconds to come home fifth overall in another promising run from the 16-year-old.
And the ever-improving Spriggs was the first junior female over the line in a time of 39 mins and 32 secs which saw her place 47th overall and was 10 minutes ahead of the next junior female to finish.
There was also an impressive run by Ben Kruze who finished second overall in 31 mins 31 secs just two seconds behind winner Simon Birch from Hinckley.
And following Adams across the line was fellow junior Alex Pester in 14th place (second junior overall) in 35 mins 28 secs – some four minutes ahead of the next junior to finish.
Next over the line for Stratford was Andy Cox (38 mins 15 secs) in 32nd place with Kate Wright (38 mins 26 secs) in 33rd just 11 seconds further back and the second female home.
Other Stratford finishers include: John Bettles (44.07), Claire Goodwin (48.35), Lisa Stevens (55.49), Clare Eynon (56.23), Dave Maundrell (56.43), Jane Fradgley (58.34), Kate Sergent (1:00.15), Rosie Slocombe (1:13.11) and John Butler (1:14.38).
And Slocombe took a remarkable nine minutes off the time she ran in the Stratford Big 10k last September having recently been presented with the club’s Most Improved Athlete award for 2021.
Stratford had 17 complete the race which was first run in 2014 and is a community event with spectators cheering the athletes along the way with 564 runners finishing the race.