James Bennett, from Striders of Croydon, ran very well to win the Olympic Park 10 kilometre road race in Stratford on Saturday. He recorded 33 minutes 37 seconds, and finished more than a minute clear of the runner-up.
On the same day Lee Flanagan was first runner home at the weekly parkrun in Lloyd Park, completing the undulating five-kilometre course in 18 minutes 47 seconds. One of Striders’ youngest members, 15-year-old Matthew Ostrowski, showed the benefit of his recent track training by placing third in a personal best 20 minutes 13. Striders had a total of 36 finishers in the various weekly parkruns (17 at Lloyd Park and 19 at other venues).