Surrey Schools Champs XC 2017 – Borough Report

23 Jan 2017

Croydon schools athletes, competing in teams representing the North and South of the Borough, found success hard to come by on frosty demanding courses at Reigate priory Park on Saturday.

Harley Norman (South) achieved the only top three Croydon placing as worthy champion of the year 8/9 boys race. He had to pull out all the stops to win an enthralling battle with Reigate boy Felix Vaughan. A mere 6 seconds separated these two very promising athletes at the finish. Thanks to solid support from colleagues Rowen Furs (12th), Joachim Banbury (25th) and Gon Declercq (29th), the team placed 4th of 9, and were Croydon’s best placed team.

Amy Miller finished a very creditable 6th in the girls year 8/9 race.

James Lyne (North) place a very good 5th in the senior boys buy tadalafil online championship with Henry Stiff (S) not far behind in 13th


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Toby Phillips a South London Harrier from outside Croydon,  split these two with a positive seventh placed run.

Imran Salami was the best Croydon runner at U13 level with a very encouraging 13th spot finish, while Sofia Lorke (South) was Croydon’s only other top 20 place finisher in 17thth

Other well placed local athletes representing different districts were, Nicholas Smith and Brendan Morell (SLH) 9th and 11th and Jessica Moore (Croydon Harriers) yr 10/11, 18th.

Top six finishers should expect selection for the County in the English Schools’ Championships in Norwich on 18th March.

The performances of several first timers lower down the fields suggest a brighter years ahead for Croydon athletes in this discipline.

Mike Fleet


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Surrey Schools XC Champs 2017


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