Surrey League XC finales, 9th Feb ’20, Report
Nearly fifty Croydon Harrier brought the curtain down on their Surrey cross-country league
campaign for 2019/20 on Saturday at Lloyd and Richmond Park.
The men’s squad would finish fourth overall in the nine-club division after a seventh place on home soil at Lloyd Park.
James Hancock bagged his 2 nd win of the season and wrapped up the overall league title at the same time. Alex Penfold (23 rd ), Isaac Flanagan (25 th ), Josh Haasz (57 th ) and David Brown (59 th ) provided solid support. Debutant James Nuthall (81 st ), Adam Shew (94 th ), Alan Burn (117 th ), James Moore (124 th) and Rob Spalding (133 rd ) completed the scoring ten.
Flanagan won the overall under 20 men’s title, with Shew third. 26 men were in action overall.
In the women’s league, Croydon’s squad fielded their fourth successive scoring squad at Richmond Park and placed 19 th on the day and matched that feat in the overall league standings out of 46 clubs.
Laura Marshall finished 56 th to lead the team home, with Nicola Meheran (71 st ), Emily Flowers
(102 nd ), Sandie Sarker-Bell (118 th ) and Jules Del Nevo (137 th ) completing the scoring quintet. Jenny Beecroft (191 st ) and Carol Johnson (206 th ) supplied non-scoring support.
Jana Sethna-McIntosh (29th ), Holly Perks (30th ) and Leah Allison (43rd ) enjoyed good packing in the Under 15 girls category. The squad would finish 9 th overall out of 25 clubs.
In the Under 17 women’s race, Kyra Sethna-McIntosh kept the club flag flying. In 13 th position. The
U17 women’s squad would finish 6 th . Jasmine Bell was 46 th in the Under 13 girl’s race, with the team
finishing 14 th overall.
Nine boys took in the young athlete’s races at Lloyd Park. In the under 13 boys race Kyron-Bailee
Burke finished 13th, with Kobi Blake (40th) and Euan Chan (56 th ). The squad finished 13 th overall.
The Under 15/17 men were 7 th in the team race, with Joachim Bambury spearheading the team’s
challenge in 20th. Zachary Blair (34th), Samuel Mowa (37th ), Douglas Aikman (41st), Nick Marshall (42nd)
and Dan Hill (53 rd ) completed the Croydon contingent.
With thanks to all our incredible volunteers who helped make five races go very smoothly this includes those from co-hosts Hollands, Vets, South London and Striders were all amazing.
With thanks to Croydon helpers – Nicola, John, David, Peter, CoLinda, Keith, Alan, Norman and many more!
At the Sutcliffe Park Indoor open, Lia Bonsu clocked 7.80secs for the 60m, meaning she is now 2nd in
the UK for the Under 15 girl’s age group.