• Striders men stay at top of Division 3

    Peter Mills, from Striders of Croydon, produced an excellent run to win the Surrey Cross-Country League Division Three race at Cranford on Saturday, covering the five-mile course in 26 minutes 49 seconds. Club colleague James Bennett also ran very well to finish second in 26 minutes 54. Simone Luciani was ninth (28.10) with Phil Coales 15th (28.38), Lee Flanagan 21st (29.16), Rob Lines 25th (29.23) and Justin Macenhill 31st (30.01). Matt Stone ran well to place first in the over-50 category and 39th overall (30.28), while Mike Stewart was 51st (31.00) and Simon Pannell completed the scoring team in 77th (32.54). The team placed second in the match and remain on top of Division Three with one match remaining, on their home course at Lloyd Park in February. Striders also had nine non-scorers.

    Striders of Croydon faced strong opposition in the penultimate Surrey Womens Cross-Country League Division Two match of the season, at Lloyd Park on Saturday. They were led by Steph Upton who ran very well to place 26th, covering the five-mile course in 37 minutes 16 seconds. The improving Joanne Campbell also ran well to place 31st (37.50), while Becky Laurence was 41st (38.42), Charlotte Letchford 44th (38.47) and Debra Bourne 57th (40.21). The team placed sixth.
    Striders’ B team placed seventh in their category. Selena Wong was 74th (42.02) with Adele Boesinger 118th (45.36), Isabelle Kita 141st (48.36), Michelle Klein 181st (54.43) and Victoria Legge 189th (62.50).

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