East Surrey League, 6th Oct ’19
Croydon Harriers made a solid start at their cross-country season with a runners-up in the men’s team race at the East Surrey League at Lloyd Park on Sunday.
Croydon’s James Hancock took an impressive win over the five mile course, completing the two laps in 27 minutes and 36 seconds. He was backed up Alex Penfold (10th), Isaac Flanagan (15th) and John Millington (26th) to ensure Croydon finished runners-up in the team category. Croydon are defending champions in the men’s team category in this league.
The B team of Adam Shew (31st), James Moore (35th), Colin Oxlade (36th) and Neil Aikman (42nd) placed 8th.
The ladies were spearheaded by last season’s W40 runner-up Laura Marshall in 16th, with Miriam De Souza (26th) and Carol Johnson (30th) providing further support.
In the young athletes races, Amber Bloomfield led the under 13 girls team to 2nd finishing third. Olivia D’Almeida and Jasmine Bell completed the scoring team. Kyron Bailey-Burke enjoyed a 7th place finish in the boys race.
Joachim Bambury was runner-up in the Under 17 men’s race, with Nick Marshall (7th) and Zachary Blair (10th) in close contention. They would finish runners-up in the Under 15/17 men’s team category.
Holly Perks enjoyed one of her best runs around the course, finishing fifth. Her teammates Alice Maingay (11th) and Gulcin Erten (13th) completed the scoring squad.
Well done to all who ran! A great afternoon. Remember for all London Youth Games XC queries, you need to email David White at Croydon Council.
Thanks so much to all volunteers who helped make the event happen on the day. You are all simply brilliant!
All attention turns to the Surrey cross-country league which kicks off on Saturday, with men and women in their respective 2nd division races at Reigate.
At the Isle of Wight Marathon, Jacob Armstrong-Plieth clocked 3:24:46. Some interesting history of Croydon athletes at this race can be found here
Stuart Franklin finished in 87:52 at the Kingston Half. He was 2nd M50. Sandie Sarker-Bell was 9th W45 in 1:51:35.
In parkrun action, Nick Marshall was 2nd home at Lloyd Park, with Antara Singh 1st lady. Alan Burn was third at Royal Bethlem while James Moore was 4th at Oak Hill