Surrey Road Relays - Wimbledon Park 4th September 2021
RPAC fielded a strong team for the Surrey County Athletics Association Road Relays held in Wimbledon on Saturday (4th September).
Back row left to right: Karen Lloyd, Peter Luxton, Andrew Bamford, Adrian Grant, Tom Almond, Steve Bass, Max Smithson, Ben Stanton, Andrew Patrick, Frank O'Regan (with Bobby), Ian Stammars, Alastair Swanepoel, Ginevra Stoneley, Jo Davey
Front row left to right: Malcolm Woodman, Angie Steadman, Taryn Bennett, Gillian O'Regan, Nat Wilson, Lucy Berryman, Bethany Higgins, Jenny Carus, Jamilla Ncayiyana
Twenty four RPAC athletes took part and we fielded teams in the Senior Men, M40, M60, Senior Ladies, Ladies V35 and Ladies V45 races. All teams competed strongly but the ladies V45 team produced the stand out performance of the day taking the gold medal position by nearly three minutes. The ladies V45 team comprised of Ginevra Stoneley, Jo Davey and Nat Wilson. They came first, second and fourth respectively in their age category. The ladies V35 comprised of Taryn Bennett, Gillian O'Regan, Angie Steadman and Karen Lloyd took bronze in their race. Fastest finishers were George Roux for the men, finishing in 15:09 and Ginevra Stoneley was our fastest lady, finishing in 17:56. It was good to see Steve Bass back in an RPAC vest after his Antipodean Adventures.
The races comprise a lap of approximately 3 miles starting and finishing on the athletics track in Wimbledon Park. From the start the course leads out of the park into Wimbledon Park Road and up past the All England Tennis Courts on Church Road - that hill seems to get progressively steep - before turning left into St Mary's Road (still slightly uphill) then via Arthur Road and Hone Park Road back into the park. The finish is approximately 200m on the track. The senior men's race is 6 laps, the M40 is 4 laps, the M60 is 3 laps, the senior ladies and ladies 35 run 4 laps and the ladies 45 run 3 laps.
Full details are in the senior results section. Well done everyone!