SEAA Road Relays, 25th Sep 2017, Results and Report
Croydon Harriers enjoyed a successful day at the SEAA Road Relays on its return to Crystal Palace for the first time in many years.
It has been well documented that there were many issues on the day, and we have passed these onto the organisers! Despite the issues, it wasn’t as chaotic as Bedford last year.
The Under 13 Girls (pictured) finished 51st overall thanks to a solid showing from Jenna Hooper, Jana Sethna-McIntosh and Holly Perks. Hooper placed 137th overall in the standings.
Up next were the Under 13 Boys, where unfortunately a major issue with the course layout and marshalling prevented us from finishing. These complaints have been passed onto the organisers. Despite this there were still good runs from Imran Salim, Douglas Aikman, Ebuka and Chizoba Nkamou. Salim was 83rd out of 160+ finishers.
Kyra Sethna-McIntosh led the charged in the Under 15 Girls event, she would place 92nd individually out of 218. Along with Leanne Moore and a debuting Antara Singh, the trio placed 57th.
The Under 17 men’s results were blighted with both teams being sent the wrong way at various points on their runs. It was disappointing for us as this was the first time we had had two complete Under 17 men’s teams competing in this competition. Robbie Tambling, Jordan O’Dongo, Isaac Flanagan and Luke Hill were in the A team and Ifetobi Salako, Soul Hallums, Ryan Crockett and Neal Kesterton were in the B team. Unfortunately we will never truly know if their team positions of 14th and 23rd were are accurate due to being sent the wrong way.
Jessica Moore would be 67th fastest overall in the Under 17 women’s category, backed up by Marcavia McCarthy and Kiera-Grace Gordon. The team would be place 36th.
In the women’s race, the quartet of Stevie Lawrence (42nd), Miram De Souza, Jules Williams and Amy Dowsett kept the Croydon flag flying.
The men’s A team would place 62nd thanks to Jake English (137th), Alex Penfold (, Ernie Hann, Alan Burn, Glenn Barden and Dan Barnes. The B team would finish 85th with Matthew Kiernan, Rob Toogood, Peter Howes and 2nd legs from James Moore, English and Penfold.
The M40 masters team were 26th thanks to Andy Del Nevo, Moore, Colin Oxlade and Neil Aikman.
With thanks to all who helped on the day, in particular Sarah, Neil and Pearl.