Ally Whitlock, from Striders of Croydon, ran very well to be the first woman to finish the South Norwood parkrun on Saturday, placing 13th overall (22:50). Club colleague Tom Gillespie placed second of the 153 finishers (20:22), while Angela Seesurrun was the third woman to finish, placing 42nd overall (25:17). Consuelo Kennefick was the second woman to finish the Riddlesdown parkrun, placing 21st overall (22:44). Nadine Pryce was the fourth woman to finish the Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun, placing 25th overall (25:31). Phil Coales was fourth out of 314 finishers in the Mile End parkrun (17:21), while Striders’ fastest time of the day came from Andrew Aitken, who was fifth out of 403 finishers in the Dulwich parkrun (17:19). Striders had a total of 97 finishers in the various weekly parkruns.
Lorraine Hunte had an excellent run in the Lee Valley Sprints Night on Wednesday evening. She set a new club W65 100 metre record of 17.69 seconds, placing fourth in her heat.
Striders had three finishers in the Lloyd junior parkrun on Sunday. Hasan Suruliz was 30th (10:42) with Elena Ambrosi 51st (11:59) and Anna Macenhill 53rd (12:05).