Striders of Croydon did well to place seventh out of 42 teams in the Reigate Priory Relays on Saturday. Luke Burden ran the first leg in 14 minutes 41, handing over in tenth place to Robert Zietz, the oldest member of the team, who ran 17 minutes 29. Phil Coales gained several places on the third leg, recording 13 minutes 56, which was the third fastest time on that leg and the equal 15th fastest time of the day. Harry Madgwick-Lawton also ran well to complete the final leg in 13 minutes 41, which was the third fastest time on that leg and the tenth fastest time of the day.
On Sunday, Matthew Stone ran well to finish sixth overall, and first in the M60 age-group, in the Marlow seven-mile road race (44:54).
In the final Surrey Road League tables, which were published this week, Striders’ men did well to place seventh out of the 30 clubs in the league. Striders’ women placed 19th. Individually, Steve Corfield ran very well to place second in the M60 age-group. In the M40 age-group, Andrew Aitken was fifth while Martin Filer was sixth.
On Saturday morning, Andy Perks was second in the Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun (20:37), while Kara Boaks was the second woman to finish, placing seventh overall (23:03). Cindy Siu was the second woman to finish the Lloyd parkrun, placing 30th overall (25:05). Conor O’Hara-Barrett was third in the South Norwood parkrun (20:04). Rachel Lindley was the third woman to finish the Milton parkrun in Cambridgeshire, placing 12th overall (20:44). Striders had a total of 79 finishers in the various weekly parkruns.
In the RunThrough Wimbledon Half-Marathon, Susanna Lutman placed seventh in the W40 age-group (2:06:41).