Barns Green Half, Sri Chinmoy 10K & parkruns – 29th & 30th September 2012.
Lee Flanagan, from Striders of Croydon, followed his victory in last week’s Switchback race with an excellent run to place tenth out of more than 1300 finishers in the Barns Green Half-Marathon on Sunday. He covered the undulating course in a personal best 77 minutes 51 seconds, lifting him to 13th place in Striders’ all-time rankings. Further down the field, club chairman Robin Jamieson set a new club over-65 record of 1 hour 49 minutes 05, placing 13th in his age-group.
In the Sri Chinmoy 10-kilometre race at Battersea Park, John Foster placed 17th overall and second in the over-50 category, recording 37 minutes 27 seconds. Cara Kayum was the sixth woman to finish, recording a new personal best of 39 minutes 59 seconds. This makes Cara only the fourth female Strider to run the distance in less than 40 minutes.
Krzysztof Klidzia was fourth in the weekly parkrun in Lloyd Park (19.07) with Ernie Hann sixth (20.02). Rob Sharpe was fifth in the Bromley parkrun (18.25) and Damian Macenhill was seventh in the Crystal Palace parkrun (19.44).