Sandra Francis, from Striders of Croydon, had an excellent day at the Surrey Masters Championships at Ewell on Sunday. She won gold medals in the W55 100 metres (17.42), 200 metres and 80 metre hurdles, and took silver in the long jump (3.34). Alan Dolton won gold in the M55 1500 metres (5.36.45), while Kevin Burnett won gold in the M75 shot (5.94) and took silver in the discus (17.08) and hammer. Lorraine Hunte won silver in the W60 100 metres in a new club age-group record of 16.71 seconds.
On the same day, Striders had 21 finishers in the Dorking 10-mile road race, which incorporated the Surrey Championships. Rachel Lindley had an excellent run to finish fifth in the women’s race, placing 61st overall in a personal best 64 minutes 54 seconds. Striders’ men were led by Simone Luciani who ran very well to finish 20th in 60 minutes 19. Lee Flanagan also ran well to finish 50th in 63 minutes 58, He was followed by Peter Laurence (72.32), Peter Johnson (72.59) and Chris Morton (73.49). Striders’ second woman to finish was Carolyn Storey (80.45), who was followed by Charlotte Letchford (80.52) and Selena Wong (84.34).