Martin Filer, from Striders of Croydon, ran very well to place seventh out of 141 finishers in the Bewl Water Trail Half-Marathon. He was also the second over-40 to finish, recording 94 minutes 03 seconds. On the same day veteran Keith Simpson was 56th out of 103 finishers in the Fox Marathon in Godalming, recording 5 hours 00 minutes 13 seconds.
Club colleague James Rhodes produced another lifetime best performance in the Hercules Wimbledon Open Meeting at Wimbledon Park on Wednesday. He placed sixth in his heat of the 3000 metres, recording 9 minutes 41.36 seconds, which was an improvement of more than 17 seconds on his previous best, set at Battersea in August. Three days later, in the South London Open Meeting at Tooting, he placed sixth in his heat of the 1500 metres, recording 4 minutes 30.67.