Sandra Francis, from Striders of Croydon, had an excellent day at the South of England Masters Indoor Championships at Lee Valley on Sunday. She won gold medals in both the W60 long jump (3.01 metres) and the 60 metres (10.57). Club colleague Alan Dolton won bronze in the M60 1500 metres (6:46.08).
On the same day, Tatsuya Okamoto placed 19th out of 2839 finishers in the Hampton Court Half-Marathon (77:45). Dave Shaw was 39th overall and first in the over-50 category, setting a new club M55 half-marathon record of 81 minutes 10. In the Kinsale 10-mile road race, Striders were led by Mick Turner who placed 87th overall and first in the over-50 category (71:36). Steve Massey was 91st (71:56) and Paul Cripps 94th (72:10), while Serena Stracey was the 37th woman to finish (79:15). In the Wokingham Half-Marathon, Krzysztof Klidzia placed 129th out of 2632 finishers (80:16), while Graeme Drysdale was 188th (82:49).