Striders of Croydon produced an excellent team performance to win the East Surrey League’s annual cross-country race at Lloyd Park on Saturday. Both Striders and Reigate scored 34 points, but Striders won the match as their fourth scorer was ahead of Reigate’s fourth scorer. Striders were led by Damian Macenhill who ran a well-judged race, moving through the field on the second lap to place fourth out of the 71 finishers and covering the muddy five-mile course in 31 minutes 49. Ernie Hann was ninth (33.01), Taylor Huggins 10th (33.05) and Richard Lee-Smith 11th (33.21). Striders’ Rachel Lindley also ran well to be the second woman to finish, placing 19th overall in 35 minutes 42. Serena Stracey was 36th (37.26) and Becky Laurence 56th (41.24). Striders’ youngest competitor, Adam Shew, placed third in the under-13 race.