Round up of athletics news - Sutton Runners, Sutton & District and Collingwood AC (From Richmond and Twickenham Times)
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Round up of athletics news - Sutton Runners, Sutton & District and Collingwood AC
Sutton Runners: The club had 22 hopefuls at the Valentines 10k, with the men led home by Stewart Stanton in 37 minutes five seconds.
Brian Robinson crossed the line in 39:45, while the ladies were led home by Elinor Nippard in 41:16.
Damien Hersey, running in his tiger suit ahead of a world record half-time attempt at Reading in two weekends' time, clocked 42:05.
Another five club runners were in Brighton for the half-marathon, where Edward Conroy ran a personal best of 1.25:06 - a feat matched by Tracy Orchard in clocking 1.52:00.
Sutton & District AC: The club won four gold medals at the Surrey Indoor Championships last weekend.
Shaye Emmett and Charmont Webster-Tape recorded county bests in winning the U15 pole vault (3.40m) and U15 60m (7.70secs) respectively.
Jacob Veerapen won the U17 triple jump (13.34m), while Hayley Francis won the senior high jump (1.55m).
There were silver medals for Daniel Ghosh in the U20s triple jump (11.58m) and the shot put (13.58m), while Veerapen picked up a silver in the U17s long jump (6.22m).
Sarah Rawlings (U20 triple jump, 10.27m), Maddy Sketchley (U17 pole vault, 2.50m), Francesca Forbes (U15 high jump, 1.45m) and Phoebe Avbullimon (U15 long jump, 4.25m) all picked up silver medals.
There were bronze gonds for Sid Walters (U17 high jump, 1.70m) and Theseus Ricketts (U15 long jump, 5.01m).
Collingwood AC: Twenty-seven runners took on the Valentines 10k in Chessington.
First to finish for the club were Neil Reissland, who finished 10th in 34:41, and Robert Knight, who clocked 35:37 in 14th.
Ria Trundley took first in the L65 prize, and the club also won the mob match award for largest number of runners.
Also on Sunday, Collingwood was represented by 15 members at the Brighton half-marathon.
The break in the terrible recent weather meant there were plenty of great performances with a number of personal and course bests.
First Collingwood man to finish was Richard Fox (MV45), coming home in 295th place out of 6,925 finishers, in 1.27:55 and a personal best.
Mary James was the first club lady over the line in a personal best of 1.30:12 to finish 406th overall.
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