Peter Mills, from Striders of Croydon, had an excellent run to place 12th out of 231 finishers in the Surrey Cross-Country Championship at Dorking on Sunday, covering the muddy 12-kilometre course in 44 minutes 51 seconds. This was the best placing any Strider has ever achieved in the senior men’s race. Veteran Krzysztof Klidzia was next home in 78th (51.20) with Justin Macenhill 81st (51.58), Simon Pannell 123rd (54.46), Andy Perks 168th (58.49) and Darren Woods completing the scoring team in 170th (58.53). They placed 16th in the team event. Striders also had five non-scorers. Simon Webster was 176th (59.50), Paul Stanford 180th (60.05), Mick Turner 183rd (60.22), Martin Filer 199th (62.32) and Sunjay Bhogal 226th (74.28).