• Southern Veterans League & Surrey Road League

    Striders of Croydon produced some good performances in their Southern Veterans League match at Sutton Arena on Monday. Steve Corfield won the M60 200 metres in a club age-group record of 28.7 seconds, the M60 800 metres in a club age-group record of 2 minutes 20.7, and the M60 5000 metres (19:38.8). Paul Cripps won the M50 triple jump (9.49) and was third in the M50 javelin (23.58) and fourth in the shot (7.91). Lorraine Hunte was second in the W60 200 metres in a club age-group record of 36.0. Consuelo Kennefick was second in the W50 800 metres in a club age-group record of 2:59.8. Jon Dean was third in the M60 shot (5.76), javelin (19.24) and triple jump (7.24). There were also third places for Justin Macenhill in the M50 800 metres (2:22.6) and 5000 metres (19:18.6), for Vanessa Wheeler in the W60 800 metres (3:52.2), and for the women’s 4 x 200m relay team. Sarah Allport was fourth in the W35 800 metres (4:55.2). Striders’ men placed third of the eight clubs in the match, while their women were fifth.

    Striders had 18 finishers in the Richmond 10K on Sunday, which incorporated the Surrey Championships. Tatsuya Okamoto was 19th (35:41), Andrew Aitken 26th (36:00) and Martin Filer 31st (36:30). Steve Corfield was second in the over-60 category and 74th overall (38:50). Phil Coales was 75th (38:57), Conor O’Hara-Barrett 95th (39:54), Max Veglio 108th (40:26), Tom Gillespie 132nd (41:17), Steve Massey 142nd (41:49), Peter Johnson 146th (42:03) and Damian Macenhill 157th (42:36). Niamh Vincent was the 42nd woman to finish, placing 223rd overall (45:28).

    Jay Lidbetter ran well to finish second in the Bromley 10K on Wednesday (35:32). On Tuesday, Striders finished 11th in the Nonsuch Park Relays.

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