Croydon take on the South of England 12 Stage Road Relays

03 Apr 2023

Croydon Harriers men’s team finished 38th out of 60 competing teams at the South of England Road Relays at Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday.

It was Croydon’s first foray in this competition in six years. James Hancock would run the quickest long leg of the day completing 7.2km in 21 minutes and 37 seconds, and was 6th after the 1st leg. Kieron Connor ran the quickest 5km leg of the day in 16:15 and was 18th after the 2nd leg.

The remainder of the team consisted of Patrick Lucas, Isaac Flanagan, Phil Symonds, Douglas Aikman, David Brown, Luke Wakeling, Ben Chapman, Lee Tolentino, Adam Shew and Ashley George. 

In the young athlete’s ranks, ten Croydon Harriers would take part in the 5km road race events at the same venue. Kyron-Bailee Burke (23rd, U17M), Holly Smith (16th, U15G) and Zephyr Walinets (18th, U15B) would lead the age groups for Croydon. 

The Under 17 women’s team of Zoha Jetha (7th), Millicent Figueira (11th), Holly Perks (12th) and Jasmine Bell (13th) would win team gold for the first time in the club’s history. 

In marathon races Murray Gordon ran 3:48:03 at the Paris Marathon, while Jenny Forde ran 4:17:23 at Brighton. 

At the World Masters Championships, Colin Oxlade ran 95:07 in the half marathon, with Jacob Armstrong-Plieth running 97:07. Madeleine Armstrong-Plieth ran 41:38 in the 10K.

In parkrun action, 32 Croydon Harriers took part in 22 different events on Saturday. Isaac Flanagan was first home at Lloyd Park, while there were runners-up finishes for Katherina Warren (Riddlesdown), Madeleine Armstrong-Plieth (Solent), Aida Palomares-Dominguez (Dulwich) and Lucy Cole (Roundshaw Downs). 

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