• Penultimate event in this year’s Surrey Road League

    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).

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