No fewer than 78 Penny Lane Striders took part in last weekend's Liverpool Half Marathon, with a mixture of seasoned campaigners and club newcomers forming part of the 4,800 strong field.
No fewer than 31 of our runners recorded personal best times: one of the highest numbers we've achieved in any race to date and a testament to the hard work that's been put into training during the cold and wet winter months.
Amongst the runners coming in under 2hrs 10 there were PBs for Jon Windle, Jo Bruchez-Corbett, James Stansfield and - competing in her first ever half marathon - Elinor Chapman.
Six of our runners came home with PBs between 1hr 50 and 2hrs: Joanne Harrison, Neil Braithwaite, Kerrie Davidson, Rob Cooper, Helen Osborne and half marathon debutant Andy Bates.
Between 1hr 40 and 1hr 50, there were impressive PBs for Stephen Gorman, James Roberts, Robert Farley, Charlotte Sanderson, Mel Scholer Whitty and Adam McGlory, who was also taking part in his first half.
Still more PBs were recorded in the 1hr 30 - 1hr 40 category, by Nigel Foo, Kevin Keane, Greg Hocking, Katie Johnson and Richard Costain.
Not to be outdone, there were PBs galore for our Group 1 runners with Graham Douglas, Jay Clarke, Dan Thomas, Phil Riding (recovering impressively from a painful training run altercation with a car door) Luke Harrison, Marc Littlefield and Marc Goudie all dipping well under the 1:30 mark. And first home for the club with a first ever sub 1:20 half was the relentless Stephen Watkin.
Congratulations to everybody who took part in the event, including the many Striders and their families who turned out to support our runners!