Competition round-up 8-9th May ’21

10 May 2021

British record holder and Croydon Harrier Lawrence Okoye edged ever closer to the Olympic qualifying mark for the discus with a season’s best effort at Winchester.

His 65.56m winning throw is just 44cm shy of the Olympic A qualifying mark. 

Three-time Olympian and double European champion Martyn Rooney kicked off his campaign in Stretford where he would finish third. 

Croydon Harrier Alex Penfold enjoyed a lifetime best performance at the Battersea Under the Lights 5k, finishing 70th in a high quality field.

His 15 minutes 31 seconds clocking was a five-second improvement on his previous best, and placed him in the upper half of the 153-strong field. 

Credit: Nigel Bramley

At the Clapham Common 10k, three Croydon athletes toed the line. Will Lyon Tupman finished 54th overall in 41:02. Jacob Armstrong-Plieth was runner-up in the M45 category in 42:27 and Nicola Meheran was 13th in the women’s race in 46:04. 

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