Five members of Striders of Croydon won medals in the Surrey Masters Championships at Ewell on Sunday. Striders’ best event was the W60 100 metres, where Lorraine Hunte won gold (16.92) and Sandra Francis won silver (17.29). Earlier, Sandra had won the W60 80 metre hurdles in a club age-group record of 19.39 seconds, and also won the W60 long jump (3.40). Striders’ oldest competitor, 78-year-old Kevin Burnett, won gold in the M75 200 metres (53.94) and silver in the discus (13.57), hammer (15.05) and shot (4.60). Alan Dolton won silver in the M60 1500 metres (6:29.93) and bronze in the 800 metres (3:09.73). Joseph Ibe won silver in the M35 400 metres (63.69).
On Saturday, Rachel Lindley was the first woman to finish the Cambridge parkrun, placing 18th overall in 19 minutes 03 seconds. Alastair Falconer was second in the Roundshaw parkrun (17:25), while Lee Flanagan was second in the Lloyd parkrun (18:26) and Michelle O’Mahony was the second woman to finish the Killarney parkrun, placing 11th overall (21:56). Striders had an impressive total of 81 finishers in the various parkruns (33 at Lloyd Park and 48 at other venues).
Debra Bourne completed the 90-kilometre Comrades Marathon from Pietermaritzburg to Durban in 10 hours 22 minutes 38 seconds.
This Sunday (17th) Striders will be competing in the Richmond 10-kilometre road race, which incorporates the Surrey Championships and is the fourth event in this year’s Surrey Road League.