AFD also had the first two home in the under-15 boys’ competition as Woody Jerome prevailed by five seconds over Ryan Martin. In the senior men’s contest, AFD’s Phil Sewell caught Andy Greenleaf after the Serpentine athlete had built an early lead and went on to triumph by 21 seconds. Dan Shattock took the u13 boys’ title ahead of Winchester & District’s James Lewis who had won all three Hampshire League races this season.
Meanwhile, AFD claimed half of the team titles on offer in the Surrey championships at Croydon’s Lloyd Park. Max Heyden, James Walker and Marcus Shantry managed a clean sweep of the individual medals in the u20 men’s category but they were headed by Will Barnicoat and Luke van Oudtshoorn who were first and second u17s. Individual silver medallists Jack Rowe (senior men) and Charlie Wagstaff (u15 boys) and bronze medallist Laura Gent (senior women) led their sides to the club’s other team victories.