Krzysztof Klidzia, from Striders of Croydon, had an excellent run to place 29th out of more than 1000 finishers, and second in the over-50 category, in the Maidenhead 10-mile road race on Good Friday. His time of 59 minutes 18 seconds was a new Striders over-50 record, and he became the oldest Strider to run ten miles in less than an hour. Club colleague Andrew Aitken also ran well to place 25th overall in 58 minutes 38, lifting him to 16th place in Striders’ all-time club rankings.
At Battersea Park on Saturday, Matthew Stone ran very well to set a club over-55 10-kilometre record of 37 minutes 25 seconds, which was 30 seconds quicker than the previous club record, set by John McGilvray in 2001. Meanwhile Rachel Lindley was the first woman to finish the weekly parkrun in Lloyd Park, placing seventh overall in 19 minutes 01 second. Club colleague Lee Flanagan was the second man to finish, recording 18 minutes 42. Marianne Chua was the first woman to finish the South Norwood parkrun, placing 23rd overall (21:57). Further afield, Tatsuya Okamoto was second in the Sokolniki parkrun in Russia (18:16), while Michael Davis was third in the Cronulla parkrun in Australia (21:45). Jenny Rowe was the third woman to finish the Torbay Velopark parkrun, placing 25th overall (20:38). Striders had an impressive total of 85 finishers in the various weekly parkruns.