Strong teams named for Southern Area Road Relays.
The women’s squad has built up a good record in such events and names the same team as the one that gained a top 20 slot nationally in 2016. With the improvement of Jenny James and Laura McCarthy backed up by the consistency and excellence of Sarah Mercier and Louise Perrio the quartet will hope to match or exceed their best ever Southern performance – a 4th place in 2010.
The men’s team features Ryan Burling in his first full team outing for the club and will hope to gain national qualification which will require a top 25 finish. There is a new look to the squad as several university based athletes get their senior call up but with a string of sub-16 minute 5k runners to draw from the 6 strong team has the depth for its best placing to date.
Women (4 x 4.5k)
Jenny James, Laura McCarthy, Sarah Mercier and Louise Perrio , Reserve Laura Quayle.
Men (6 x 6k)
Richard Bartram, Ryan Burling, Daniel Galpin, Ed Mason, James Priest and Alex Rowe – Reserves Peter Amy and Chris Way.
Veterans (4 x 6k)
Sean Galpin, Warwick Helps, Simon Ingrouille and Adie Lihou.