• 200 miles to parkruns

    Ally Whitlock had an excellent run to be the third woman to finish the inaugural Centurion Winter Downs 200-mile race, starting and finishing near Box Hill and including parts of the North Downs Way and the South Downs Way. She completed the course in 71 hours 07 minutes 43. Club colleague Debra Bourne was the 12th woman to finish in 88 hours 28 minutes 26.

    On Saturday afternoon, Striders had 21 finishers in the South of the Thames Cross-Country Championships at Lloyd Park. Their women were led by Consuelo Kennefick, who was the 20th woman to finish, placing second in the W50 age-group and completing the muddy 12-kilometre course in 57 minutes 01. Ellyw Evans was the 33rd woman to finish (61:35) with Cindy Siu 38th (63:01), Selena Wong 55th (69:24) and Angela Seesurrun 59th (79:27).

    Striders’ men did well to finish seventh in the 12-to-score team event. Tatsuya Okamoto was 74th (49:17) with Krzysztof Klidzia 76th (49:24), Matthew Stone 91st (50:21), Martin Filer 92nd (50:36), Andy Perks 95th (50:42), Liam Redmond 105th (51:40), Simon Ambrosi 130th (53:40), Stephen Kennefick 153rd (55:46), Erik Schrijnemaekers 158th (56:29), Simon Webster 167th (57:14), Stephen Harris 174th (57:50), John O’Mahony 185th (59:12), Jason Gallagher 188th (59:41), Tim Lawlor 207th (61:40), Mark Stanford 247th (67:51) and Rotimi Oyegunle 248th (68:06).

    On Saturday morning, Striders had 91 finishers in the various weekly parkruns. Their best placing came from Lee Flanagan, who was third out of 120 finishers in the Lloyd parkrun (20:18), while Steve Corfield was fourth (21:06). Striders’ fastest time was set by Graeme Drysdale, who was 19th out of 578 finishers in the Bromley parkrun (18:33).

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