• Phil gets PB at Reading Half

    Phil Coales, from Striders of Croydon, had an excellent run in the Reading Half-Marathon on Sunday. He placed 91st out of more than 9000 finishers, recording a personal best of 74 minutes 37 seconds, which lifts him to fifth place in Striders’ all-time club rankings. Club colleague Mike Stewart finished in 82 minutes 05. Peter

  • Rachel Lindley sets new club HM record

    Rachel Lindley, from Striders of Croydon, had an outstanding run at the Cambridge Half-Marathon, setting a new club women’s record of 85 minutes 06 seconds. This was almost a minute better than Rachel’s previous best time, set on the same course last year, and more than half a minute faster than the previous club record,

  • Phil wins Inter-Club XC Race and leads Striders to victory

    Phil Coales, from Striders of Croydon, ended the cross-country season with a convincing win in the inter-club cross-country race promoted by Croydon Harriers in Lloyd Park on Saturday afternoon. He completed the six-mile course in 35 minutes 39, more than two minutes clear of his nearest rival. Club colleague Rob Lines also ran well to

  • Phil Coales represents Striders at National XC Champs

    Phil Coales, from Striders of Croydon, had a very good run to place 300th out of more than 1700 runners in the National Cross-Country Championships at Nottingham on Saturday. He covered the muddy 12-kilometre course in 46 minutes 31 seconds.   Meanwhile Striders’ leading marathon runner, James Bennett, had an excellent run to place fourth

  • Phil leads Striders in Mobmatch and James sets new 10-mile record

    The fourth annual mobmatch between local rivals Striders of Croydon and Croydon Harriers took place at Lloyd Park on Saturday, in conjunction with the weekly parkrun. It was the closest match of the series, with 49 Striders and 37 Harriers taking part. The first man home was Phil Coales of Striders, who completed the muddy

  • SoC Men XC promoted to Division Two

    Striders of Croydon produced an excellent team performance to win their final Surrey Cross-Country League Division Three match of the season, at Lloyd Park on Saturday. This gave Striders the Division Three championship and ensured promotion back to Division Two next year. Striders were again led by Peter Mills who gained his second successive Division

  • Striders men stay at top of Division 3

    Peter Mills, from Striders of Croydon, produced an excellent run to win the Surrey Cross-Country League Division Three race at Cranford on Saturday, covering the five-mile course in 26 minutes 49 seconds. Club colleague James Bennett also ran very well to finish second in 26 minutes 54. Simone Luciani was ninth (28.10) with Phil Coales

  • Peter and Steph first Striders in Surrey XC Champs

    Striders of Croydon faced strong opposition in the Surrey Cross-Country Championships at Lloyd Park on Saturday. Their best performance came from Peter Mills who ran very well to place 23rd out of 209 finishers in the senior men’s race, covering the muddy 12-kilometre course in 43 minutes 13 seconds. Team manager Krzysztof Klidzia also ran

  • Alan and Lorraine set club over-60 mile records

    Peter Mills, from Striders of Croydon, was the first runner to finish the Lloyd parkrun on Christmas Eve. He covered the undulating course in 17 minutes 20 seconds, 50 seconds clear of the runner-up. Club colleague Krzysztof Klidzia was third overall and first in the over-50 category (18.56). Steph Upton was the second woman to

  • Peter leads Striders at Beckenham

    Striders of Croydon produced an excellent team performance to place fifth in the South of the Thames Cross-Country Championships for the Coleman Cup at Beckenham on Saturday. They were led by Peter Mills who ran very well to place 17th, covering the 12-kilometre course in 40 minutes 06 seconds. Team manager Krzysztof Klidzia also ran