In the South of England Masters Indoor Championships at Lee Valley, Striders’ middle-distance coach Alan Dolton gained an unexpected gold medal in the M55 1500 metres (5.39).
Morena Lironi, from Striders of Croydon, had an excellent run in the recent Delle Due Perle Half-Marathon in Rome, recording 93 minutes 46 seconds. This lifts her to tenth place in Striders’ all-time women’s rankings. Mike Stewart ran a personal best of 80 minutes 42 seconds in the Wokingham Half-Marathon, lifting him to 28th place in the club’s all-time rankings.
Lee Flanagan placed third out of 143 finishers in the weekly parkrun at Lloyd Park on Saturday, covering the muddy five-kilometre course in 19 minutes 14 seconds. Becky Laurence was the third woman to finish the Riddlesdown parkrun, placing 28th overall in 23 minutes 48 seconds. Striders had a total of 46 finishers in the various weekly parkruns (25 at Lloyd Park and 21 at other venues).