Pictures: No half measures for the dominant Croydon Harriers ladies

Winner: Kevin Quinn is about to take the tape at the Streets Ahead Croydon half-marathon                      All pictures: SP83959

Winner: Kevin Quinn is about to take the tape at the Streets Ahead Croydon half-marathon All pictures: SP83959

First published in Sport Croydon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

Lisa Harris and Sophie Bates made it a Croydon Harriers one-two in the women’s race at the Streets Ahead Croydon half-marathon.

Harris proved to be a clear winner in the women’s category with a dominant run, clocking one hour 24 minutes 49 seconds in the second quickest time set by a female in the race’s four-year history.

Clubmate Sophie Bates was a comfortable runner up, by a near three-minute margin, in 1.29:40, eclipsing her previous best by more then three minutes. Lisa Rooney from Collingwood AC came in third in 1.32:37.

In the men’s race, Kevin Quinn, pictured, ran 1.13:43, almost five minutes ahead of rvial Pawel Grygo in second (1.18:08), who was then closely followed by Dan Gaffney (1.18:30).

For the Harriers, David Brown led the charge in 14th, clocking 1.22:52, with Brendan Murphy on his coat-tails in 1.22.53.

Robert Rye (139th, 1.44:06), Norman Hemming (243rd, 1.57:00), Keith Brown (268th, 1.59:22) and Eric Campbell (393rd, 2.25:46) made up the rest of the Croydon contingent.

More than 400 runners took part, and the men’s team crown went to the Striders of Croydon trio of Bill Makuwa, Danny Jewell and Ernie Hann.

Epsom Oddballs’ Sophie Wiles, Ceara Joyce and Lauren Hyett took the women’s team prize.

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Female winner: Lisa Harris

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Female runner up: Sophie Bates

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Third in the women's race: Lisa Rooney

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Men's runner up: Pawel Grygo

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Third place: Dan Gaffney

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On the move: Alan Collis of Collingwood AC

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You what? David Watt pounds the streets

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Coming home: Gayle Mason

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Almost there: Matthew Carrington

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