• Andrew Aitken first Strider at Sutton 10k

    Striders of Croydon produced some good performances in the Sutton 10-kilometre road race on Sunday. They were led by Andrew Aitken who ran very well to place 24th of the 448 finishers, recording 36 minutes 42 seconds. Tom Lawson also ran well to place 37th (38.03), with Jamie Hopps 66th (39.46), Dave Vinton 68th (39.50), and Martin Filer 88th (41.01). Striders’ women were led by Rachel Vinton who ran well to be the 25th woman to finish, recording a personal best 44 minutes 37. Joanne Campbell was close behind in 28th (44.39) with Niamh Vincent completing the scoring trio in 35th (45.36). Marianne Chua was 41st (46.45), with Nikki Javan 48th (47.29), Sophia Sachedina 50th (47.32), Michelle O’Mahony 51st (47.39), Amanda Hewett 66th (49.10), Susanna Lutman 73rd (49.32) and Lucy Kulp 76th (50.18). Striders had an impressive total of 32 finishers.

    On the previous day Striders had a total of 67 finishers in the various weekly parkruns (30 at Lloyd Park and 37 at other venues). Lee Flanagan was first out of 309 finishers at Lloyd Park (18.03) while Alastair Falconer was first out of 201 finishers at Riddlesdown (17.12). Meanwhile Rachel Lindley was the seventh woman to finish the North Downs Way 50-mile race, placing 51st overall in 9 hours 37 minutes 24 seconds.

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