• Gold for Striders’ Kevin at Surrey Masters

    Four members of Striders of Croydon won gold medals in the annual Surrey Masters Championships, at Ewell on Saturday. Striders’ oldest athlete, 73-year-old Kevin Burnett, led the way by winning the over-70 100 metres (19.8) and 200 metres (42.3). He also placed second in the shot (6.32), discus (18.34) and heavy hammer (6.93). Club middle-distance

  • Sam sets Striders’ club records at Knigsmeadow

    Striders of Croydon faced strong opposition in the second Southern Veterans League match of the season, at Kingsmeadow Stadium on Monday. Their women did well to finish fourth, while their men were narrowly beaten into sixth place, only four points behind local rivals Croydon Harriers. For Striders’ women, Linda Daniel won the over-50 1500 metres

  • Daniel hurdles to Striders success

    Daniel Hassett, from Striders of Croydon, made an excellent start to the track season with a comfortable win in the 400 metre hurdles in the first Rosenheim League match of the season, at Battersea Park on Wednesday. His time of 63.52 seconds was a new Striders club record, and was Striders’ only victory of the

  • Lee, Damian and Matthew lead Striders at Nonsuch Park race

    Lee Flanagan, from Striders of Croydon, ran very well to place 14th out of 434 finishers in the Sutton 10 kilometre road race on Sunday, recording 36 minutes 03 seconds. There were also good runs from Damian Macenhill who placed 28th (37.10) and from Matthew Smith who placed 29th (37.17). Ernie Hann was 65th (39.52)

  • Lee, Krzysztof and Damian take Striders to fourth in Surrey

    Striders of Croydon produced a good team performance in the Richmond Half-Marathon on Sunday, which incorporated the Surrey Championships and was the first event in this season’s Surrey Road League. Their men did very well to finish fourth in the team event, while their women were tenth. Striders’ men were led by Lee Flanagan who

  • Ernie leads Striders at local parkrun

    Ernie Hann, from Striders of Croydon, ran well to place third out of 100 finishers in the weekly parkrun in Lloyd Park on Saturday morning. He showed the benefit of some recent track sessions by covering the undulating five-kilometre course in 19 minutes 13 seconds. Club secretary Chris Morton was eighth (20.37) and Geoff Pennells

  • Iain and Cara rise up club rankings with speedy London Marathon runs

    Iain Harrison, from Striders of Croydon, had an excellent run to place 218th in Sunday’s London Marathon. His time of 2 hours 41 minutes 42 seconds was a new personal best, and lifts him to third place in Striders’ all-time club rankings. Krzysztof Klidzia also ran very well to set a personal best 2 hours

  • Lee leads Striders at Brighton Marathon

    Lee Flanagan, from Striders of Croydon, ran very well to finish 33rd out of more than 9000 runners in the Brighton Marathon on Sunday, recording a personal best 2 hours 54 minutes 02 seconds and lifting him to 14th place in Striders’ all-time club rankings. Club colleague Darren Bird, running his second marathon in consecutive

  • Striders host 3rd annual Croydon Half Marathon

    Lee Flanagan, from Striders of Croydon, ran very well to place eleventh out of 534 finishers in the third annual Croydon Half-Marathon on Sunday. He covered the undulating course in 80 minutes 56 seconds. Club colleague Lee Wadsworth was 24th (85.05) with Chris Morton 38th (88.50), Damian Macenhill 48th (90.22), Tom Gillespie 53rd (90.55) and

  • Krzysztof wins 5K at Riddlesdown

    Krzysztof Klidzia, from Striders of Croydon, ran well to win the weekly parkrun at Riddlesdown on Easter Saturday, covering the five-kilometre course in 18 minutes 01. Veteran Barry Finch also ran well to win the over-60 category, placing 23rd overall (24.16). On the same day Simon Ambrosi was tenth in the Bromley parkrun (19.50) while