Striders of Croydon produced some good performances in the Richmond 10-kilometre road race on Sunday, which incorporated the Surrey Championships. They were led by Andrew Aitken who ran well to place 26th (35:16), closely followed by Tatsuya Okamoto who was 28th (35:23). Lee Flanagan was 75th (37:24) and Erik Schrijnemaekers 88th (38:09). Steve Corfield ran well to place third in the over-60 category and 101st overall (38:48). Graeme Drysdale was 102nd (38:48), Conor O’Hara-Barrett 105th (39:07), Steve Massey 188th (42:21), John O’Mahony 240th (44:43) and Stephen Tyler 463rd (80:10).
On Saturday, Phil Coales ran well to place second out of 280 finishers in the Hackney Marshes parkrun (17:38). Consuelo Kennefick was the first woman to finish the Riddlesdown parkrun, placing 12th overall (22:02), while Striders’ men were led by Robert Lines who placed third (19:04). John Punt was third in the Lancing Beach Green parkrun (19:45). Ally Whitlock was the third woman to finish the Dulwich parkrun, placing 78th overall (22:02). Striders had a total of 105 finishers in the various weekly parkruns. They also had six finishers in the Lloyd junior parkrun on Sunday, led by Thomas Karelis who placed second in 7 minutes 49.
At Battersea Park, James Rhodes ran well to record a personal best of 9 minutes 26.6 for 3000 metres, placing third in his race.
In the Bromley 10K on Wednesday, Liam Redmond was 28th (40:49) with Luke Burden 48th (42:30), Andy Perks 51st (42:45), Darren Woods 91st (46:47) and Juliet Stevenson 375th (71:39). On the same evening, Michael Sawh was seventh in the RunThrough Chase The Sun 10K at Stratford (43:03).