• Rachel and James lead Striders at muddy Wimbledon Common

    Rachel Lindley, from Striders of Croydon, had an excellent run in the penultimate Surrey Women’s League Division Two match of the season, at Wimbledon Common on Saturday. She ran very well to place fourth out of the 166 finishers, covering the muddy five-mile course in 33 minutes 45. Josephine Thompson was 23rd (38.12), with Steph Upton 30th (38.50), Alice Ewen 43rd (40.18) and Selena Wong completing the A team in 71st (43.09). They placed sixth out of the 34 teams, while Striders’ B team placed 25th. Debra Bourne was 79th (43.35), Jessica Thomas-Cole 96th (45.28), Linda Daniel 129th (48.52) and Victoria Legge 166th (64.48).

    Later in the day Striders’ men competed in their Division Two match at the same venue. They placed fifth in the match, but remain third in the overall Division Two table. James Bennett ran very well to finish 11th (29.52) with Simone Luciani 17th (30.08) and Matt Morgan 23rd (30.42). Phil Coales, making his Surrey League debut, finished 48th (31.38) with Krzysztof Klidzia 55th (31.55), Damian Macenhill 60th (32.11), Justin Macenhill 68th (32.29), Simon Ambrosi 83rd (33.14),  Mike Stewart 103rd (33.48) and Greg Williams completing the scoring team in 110th (33.56). Striders also had five non-scorers.

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