Winners across the board for the Herne Hill Harriers
9:53am Wednesday 6th February 2013 in Sport
Catching the eye: Lewis Lloyd finished 15th in a high-class field at the British Universities & Colleges Sport Cross Country Championships
By Jonny Muir
Herne Hill Harriers athlete Lewis Lloyd is attracting plaudits after the Cambridge University student finished 15th in a high-class field at the British Universities & Colleges Sport Cross Country Championships.
Earlier this year, Lloyd also became the U20s Surrey cross country champion - winning by a clear 22 seconds.
There was further success for Harriers at the East Surrey League cross country relays on Wimbledon Common, with the club clinching victory in all competitions.
The senior men's team comprising Ross McDonald, John Tayleur, Vic Maughn and Deron Fagan finished one minute, 31 seconds ahead of second-place Croydon Harriers.
McDonald's time of 10:11 for the 1.95-mile course was the club's fastest leg, with Fagan just a second slower.
Harriers also claimed first, second and third places in the combined U17/U15 relay.
Ed Olsen's impressive first leg of 10:13 - only two seconds short of McDonald's benchmark - propelled Harriers into an unassailable lead, before strong runs from Paul Burgess and Merhawi Yemane confirmed overall victory.
An all-girls team made up of sisters Alice and Daisy Setyabule and Olivia Lamont were runners-up to the boys.
The U13 competition, ran as solo legs rather than the relay format, was won by Sam Cohen in 12:06, with Tatiana Cooke first girl and fifth overall in 12:44.
Away from cross-country, Chris Busaileh was Harriers' highest-placed finisher at the Chichester Priory 10k, clocking 31:26 to finish 10th in windy conditions.
Mike Cummings finished in 23rd, running 32:03. Fast-improving Sue Swaine ran a best time of 39:42 to finish 30th woman, while Penel Fixter also logged a personal best, finishing in 46:24.
The weekend's leading parkrun performer was Mohammed Ismail, who was second at Dulwich Park, clocking 16:40.
Jonny Muir was fifth in 17:24 and Richard Wonnacott sixth in 17.40.
Meanwhile, Gary Ironmonger was eighth at the Brockwell parkrun, posting a time of 18:36.
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