Surrey Road Relays, 4th Sep ’21
Croydon Harriers’ men’s and women’s teams recorded their fastest times and positions in their respective races at the Surrey Road Relays at Wimbledon on Saturday.
The men’s team of six went 68 seconds fastest in their 6x5k race to finish 6th out of the 16 teams that closed in, in a high calibre field.
Alex Penfold (15 mins 16 seconds, 27th) handed over to training partner James Hancock in 7th who picked up three places on his leg of 14:25 (7th). Peter Chambers then broke the club record, breaking the 14 barrier and jettisoned the team into 2nd. It would be the fastest time of the day out of 300+ competitors.
Isaac Flanagan (16:01, 58th), Pat Lucas (16:25, 65th) and David Brown (17:04, 76th) completed the Croydon team.
The women’s team of Laura Marshall (20:23, 49th), Jessica Moore (20:06, 45th), Leanne Moore (21:25, 58th) and Madeleine Armstrong-Plieth (19:42, 42nd) finished 9th, their highest finish in the women’s race. Antara Singh and Miriam De Souza provided non-scoring support.
The M40 were one place short of the medals thanks to the efforts of Jacob Armstrong-Plieth (18:11, 11th), James Moore (19:03, 14th), Neil Aikman (19:51, 20th) and Mark Maginn (19:14, 17th).
The B team of Josh Haasz, James Nuthall, Ashley George, Will Lyon Tupman and Abdul-Rahmaan Samad were 16th.
There was also a belated presentation for James and Alex who picked up their Surrey 5K Gold and Bronze medals for their efforts a few weeks previously.