Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Sharp brings the men home in the national championship

Croydon Guardian: Leader: Matthew Sharp was the first Hercules Wimbledon senior man across the line in Nottingham Leader: Matthew Sharp was the first Hercules Wimbledon senior man across the line in Nottingham

Hercules Wimbledon AC runners finished the ECCA English National cross-country championships in Nottingham as the second best team from Surrey.

They were led home in the senior men's 12km race by Matthew Sharp who was 203rd out of 1,657 finishers in 41 minutes 28 seconds.

Fred Slemeck was 252nd in 42:03, Jonathan Cornish 307th in 42:37, Ben Toomer 310th in 42:40, Rob Tuer 324th in 42:50 and Alex Robinson 342nd in 43:05.

The team finished 26th overall, while top of the county stakes were Belgrave Harriers in 21st. 

On the track, Hercules Wimbledon's Alison Murray was runner-up in the over-35 pole vault in a masters indoor inter-area match at Lee Valley Athletics Centre on Sunday, clearing 2.60m.

She also ran the third leg for the winning 4x200m relay team, her efforts helped the south win the match.

This weekend, Hercules Wimbledon's cross-country runners complete their club winter programme with a match in Richmond Park against hosts Ranelagh Harriers and Milocarians.

The race, over 3.73 miles, starts from near the Pembroke Lodge car park at 3pm.

Hercules Wimbledon's track and field training sessions take place at Wimbledon Park athletics stadium on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 6.30pm and Sunday mornings at 10.30am. Further details from coaching coordinator Maurice Sharp on 020 8337 8707.

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