• London Marathon

    Striders of Croydon had 18 finishers in the TCS London Marathon on Sunday. They were led by Simone Luciani who ran very well to finish in 2 hours 46 minutes 18. Graeme Drysdale (2:59:13) and Liam Redmond (2:59:50) also finished in under three hours. Striders’ first woman to finish was Niamh Vincent who ran very well to set a personal best of 3 hours 14 minutes 02, placing her fifth in Striders’ all-time women’s rankings. Steve Corfield also ran very well to set a new club over-60 record of 3 hours 14 minutes 48. They were followed by Thomas Lawson (3:14:50), Philip Walkington (3:18:15), Marc Burrows (3:22:29), Jennifer Gutteridge (3:30:36), Stephen Allport (3:31:15), Michael Smaldon (3:38:29), Adrian Campomanes (4:04:14), Maria Gabriel (4:32:54), Nick Fiander (5:46.35), Claire Mitchell (5:57.36), Donna Murkin (6:23:39), Sandra Francis (6:24:18) and Claire Reid (6:38:19).

    In the Boston Marathon on Monday, Harry Madgwick-Lawton finished in a personal best of 2 hours 54 minutes 19. Club colleague Maria Gabriel finished in 3:51:08.

    In the Battersea Park five-kilometre road race on Friday evening, Tatsuya Okamoto was 23rd overall and fifth in the M40 age-group. His time of 16 minutes 29 was a new club M40 record. Andrew Aitken was 35th overall and third in the M45 age-group (17:00).

    Lee Flanagan ran well to take first place in the Lloyd parkrun on Saturday morning, recording 19 minutes 24. Striders had the first two women to finish with Kara Boaks placing 17th overall (22:29) and Cindy Siu placing 34th overall (25:04). Martin Filer was second in the Riddlesdown parkrun (18:56).

    In the TCS Mini London Marathon on Saturday, Christopher Finch was 153rd (9:16), Daniel Finch 325th (10:14) and Thomas Finch 337th (10:23).

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