Surrey XC Leagues, 10th Nov 2018, Results and Report
Over 45 Croydon Harrier athletes took part in Surrey cross-country league action on Saturday across six different age groups.
The Croydon ladies enjoyed their best performance in the league this side of the 2000’s. They finished as the 8th A team in the 2nd division at Nonsuch Park, spearheaded by Stevie Lawrence who finished runner-up in a field of nearly 300.
Jessica Moore and debutant Madeleine Armstrong were 21st and 25th respectively. Laura Marshall (79th) and Jules Del Nevo (143rd) completed the scoring quintet. Miriam De Souza (150th), Amy Stone (209th) and Carol Johnson (293rd) were also in action.
In the young athlete’s ranks, Kyra Sethna-McIntosh bounced back from the first fixture to finish 20th, a 36-place improvement on the 1st fixture last month. She was supported by Jenna Hooper (41st), Leanne Moore (43rd, a 27-place improvement on the 1st race) and Alice Mainjay (45th) in the 62 strong field. They finished 5th on the day as a team and lie 6th overall.
In the under 13 girl’s race, Holly Perks finished 14th and Jana Sethna-McIntosh 27th, enjoyed their highest league finishes.
At Wimbledon Common, seven Croydon boys took part in the Surrey boy’s league. Joachim Bambury led the charge in 32nd place. He was well supported by Isaac Flanagan (46th), Nick Marshall (61st) and Adam Shew (63rd). The quartet would finish 8th and are in the same position at the league’s halfway stage out of the 16 competing clubs. Jonathan Long (92nd), Imran Salim (109th) and Douglas Aikman (112th) were also in action.
Twenty-four Croydon men lined up in the 2nd match of the 2nd division fixture at Nork Park. Christophe Dormenval enjoyed an excellent run, placing 7th in a high-quality field of 209 finishers. Alex Penfold (14th), Julian Forbes (20th) and David White (22nd) all broke into the top 25.
The rest of the scoring ten consisted of the Kartik Iyer (72nd), David Brown (79th), Alan Burn (92nd, 4th M50), Mark Maginn (105th), Jaran Finn (106th) and James Moore (120th). The squad finished 7th on the day but remain in the drop-zone with two races to go.