Striders of Croydon produced some excellent performances in their first Southern Veterans League match of the season, at Ewell on Monday. Steve Corfield won the M60 800 metres (2:24.7) and 3000 metres (10:46.4), both his times being new club age-group records. Consuelo Kennefick won the W50 3000 metres (12:16.3). Paul Cripps won the M50 long jump with a club over-55 record of 4 minutes 24, while Sam O’Dongo leapt the same distance to win the M35 event. O’Dongo was also second in the A 200 metres (25.9) with Richard Dyson first in the B race (25.8), Paul Cripps fourth in the M50 race (29.9) and Yasmin Anderson fourth in the W35 race (39.8).
Steve Massey was third in the M50 800 metres (2:26.5) and 3000 metres (11:03.2). Erik Schrijnemaekers was fifth in the M35 800 metres (2:27.2) with Sam O’Dongo third in the B race (2:32.9). Yasmin Anderson was sixth in the W35 3000 metres (15:41.2) with Sarah Allport fourth in the B race (19:42.2). Paul Cripps was third in the M50 shot (7.09) and the M50 hammer (15.31). Jon Dean was fourth in the M60 shot (6.02). O’Dongo, Dyson, Massey and Schrijnemaekers finished the evening with second place in the 4 x 400 metre relay.
In the SLH 10K at Coulsdon on Thursday, Martin Filer was ninth (39:41), Andy Perks 37th (45:13) and Stephen Allport 53rd (48:49). In the Serpentine 5K at Hyde Park on Friday, Andrew Aitken was 21st (17:20) and Steve Corfield 45th (18:21).
On Saturday, James Rhodes was first out of 137 finishers in the South Norwood parkrun (18:26). Striders had 101 finishers in the various weekly parkruns.
In the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday, Sara Rahmani finished in 6 hours 27 minutes 08.