Tatsuya Okamoto, from Striders of Croydon, ran well to place fifth out of 60 finishers in the South London Harriers 10K at Farthing Downs on Thursday (39:27). Club colleague Martin Filer was eleventh (40:56). In the Blackheath & Bromley Open Meeting at Norman Park on the same evening, James Rhodes placed seventh in the A 800 metres (2:09.74). Peter Johnson was second in his heat of the mile (5:32.98), while Lorraine Hunte was sixth in her heat of the 100 metres (17.33). Stephen Allport was 17th in his heat of the Tracksmith 5000 metres at Stratford (20:39.9).
In the Wedding Day 7K in Bushy Park on Friday, which was the penultimate event in this year’s Surrey Road League, Martin Gourlay placed 40th in the M60 age-group and 396th overall (41:43). Karen Peake was 29th in the W60 age-group and 463rd overall (47:12), just ahead of Keith Dube who recorded the same time.
In the RunThrough Chase The Sun 10K at Battersea on Wednesday, Max Veglio placed 59th of the 447 finishers (39:21). He was followed by Peter Johnson (40:25), Caroline Whittaker (50:13) and Hannah Luffman (66:47).
On Saturday, Tatsuya Okamoto was first out of 243 finishers in the Lloyd parkrun (19:00), with Steve Corfield fourth (19:17) and Lee Flanagan fifth (19:24). Kara Boaks was the third woman to finish the Crystal Palace parkrun, placing 32nd overall (21:45). There were fifth places for Max Veglio in the Beckenham Place parkrun (19:50) and Tim Lawlor in the Okanagan parkrun in British Columbia (21:51). Cindy Siu was the fifth woman to finish the Banstead parkrun, placing 44th overall (24:15). Striders had 106 finishers in the various weekly parkruns.
On Sunday, Thomas Karelis was first out of 86 finishers in the Lloyd junior parkrun (7:58).