South of Thames 7.5 miles XC, 21st Dec ’19, Report

23 Dec 2019

Eleven Croydon Harriers took part in the South of Thames 7.5miles cross-country championships on home turf at Lloyd Park.

The co-hosts were spearheaded by James Hancock who placed 20th in a field of 300+ runners from a range of clubs South of the river Thames.

He was supported by Josh Haasz (58th), David Brown (94th), James Moore (137th), Will Lyon Tupman (166) and Jaran Finn (172nd). Omar Harhara was also in action, but was forced to withdraw due to an ankle injury.

Laura Marshall kept the club flag flying in the women’s race in 67th. Neil Aikman (178th), Jacob Armstrong-Plieth (190th) and Murray Gordon (214th) were in the B team. 

The race has been in existence since the 1880’s. 

A massive thanks to all our helpers who did a terrific job on the day and helped make it happen! Including Andy DN, Andy P, Keith, Murray, David H, Mike F, Nicki, Jules, Emily, Miriam, Paddy, John C, Alan D, John, Mark, Nikki, Ruth, Linda, Colin, Mads, Stirling and many others. You are heroes!

In parkrun action, Leanne Moore was runner-up at Roundshaw, with Anna Corby third at Seaton and Jessica Moore fifth lady at Dulwich. Doulgas Aikman enjoyed his 2nd best parkrun finish, placing third at South Norwood.


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