• Lee, Iain and Krzysztof lead Striders at muddy Dorking race

    Striders of Croydon produced a good team performance in their final Surrey Cross-Country League Division Two match of the season at Dorking on Saturday. They finished fourth of the nine clubs in the match, and finished fifth in the final Division Two table. Striders were led by Lee Flanagan who ran very well to place tenth of the 162 finishers, covering the undulating five-mile course in 33 minutes 06 seconds. Iain Harrison also ran well to place 14th (33.24) with Krzysztof Klidzia just behind him in 15th (33.26). Damian Macenhill was 39th (35.01) with Darren Bird 51st (35.51) and Taylor Huggins 57th (36.17). Veteran John Foster ran very well to win the over-50 category, placing 59th overall (36.22). Simon Ambrosi was 75th (37.11) with Mick Turner 83rd (37.37) and Barry White completing the scoring team in 84th (37.38). Striders also had seven non-scorers.

    Earlier in the day Striders’ women also competed at Dorking, in the final Surrey Womens Cross-Country League match of the season. They placed 11th in the Division Two match, and finished ninth in the final Division Two table. They were led by Steph Upton who finished 83rd (42.39), just one place and one second ahead of club colleague Josephine Thompson. Linda Daniel was 190th (50.04) with Sarah Fisher 202nd (51.06) and Isabelle Kita completing the A team in 232nd (54.51). Katie McInnes led the B team in 243rd (56.49), with Margaret Faherty 255th (58.34), Ivanka Brown 279th (64.20) and Victoria Legge 286th (67.06).

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