September 22: The MMK Men’s A Team is 13th and the B Team is 30th in the South-of England 6-stage Relays

The best ever result by an MMK Senior Men’s Team in the South of England 6-stage road relays was last year’s 26th place. This year the club entered two very strong teams, which rewrote the club’s record book.

The men’s A Team was led off by James Tuttle, who recorded the fastest MMK time of the day with 17:14, but that was only good enough for 22nd place. On the second leg Paul Mizon gained nine places with 17:24. Leopoldo Burguete ran the last leg in 17:34 to gain four places and bring the team home 13th.

Senior Men
13 Marshall Milton Keynes A Team 1:46:13
22 James Tuttle 17:14
13 Paul Mizon 17:24
14 Tom Comerford 18:04
16 Graham Jones 18:14
17 Elliot Hind 17:43
13 Leopoldo Burguete 17:34

The B Team was led off by Dan Woodgate, whose 17:51 placed him 34th. Good runs from new signing John McDonnell, and Chad Lambert, returning after a long layoff through injury, saw the team finish an outstanding 30th in the 74 teams that finished.

30 Marshall Milton Keynes B Team 1:51:14
34 Dan Woodgate 17:51
30 Sam Winters 18:17
27 Jamie Seddon 18:06
30 Steven Tuttle 19:02
31 John McDonnell 19:10
30 Chad Lambert 18:48

The fastest time of the day was 16:22 by James McMurray (St Albans).

In the Senior Women’s race, MMK had an incomplete team with only two athletes competing. On leg one, Alice Ritchie recorded 17:24 for 22nd place, while Elle Roche moved up to 15th with 16:55. Holly Archer (Cambridge and Coleridge) ran the quickest leg with 15:08.

Full results from Crystal Palace