SEAA 6/12 Stage SEAA Road Championships, Olympic Village, London – Sunday 2nd April 2023

Results Here

On Sunday 2nd April, Medway & Maidstone AC a senior ladies team and two senior men’s teams travelled to the Olympic Park in East London to take part in the South of England Athletic Association (SEAA) Road Relay Race. In the ladies race the six stages were made up of four short legs (approx. 4.8km) and two short legs (approx. 7.2km) around the tarmac paths of the Olympic Park. In running order; Catherine Rodwell finished a short leg in 24:27; Vanessa Vander ran a long leg in 34:27; Chloe Hammond a short leg in 19:39; Emily Hale a long leg in 29:35; Taryne McPherson a short leg in 19:52 with Bernadette Harrop completing the team with a short leg in 23:25, bringing the total time to 02:31:27 for 33.6km which put them as 30th team out of 38 amongs teams from the whole of the South of England. Fortunately (taking into account the wettest March for 40 years), the conditions were fair, with the sunshine making an appearance for a good part of the day. The ladies were pleased to have sent a team out for the first time at the SEAA Road Relays for a number of years.

In the men’s race, it was the first time in memory that M&M fielded two teams with the A and B team finishing 32nd and 49th respectively.  There were some standout performances on the day from Jordan Howes, Jamie Walsh, Jonny Whittall and Marley Godden, all running fast times for their legs.  Mark Simpson also had a great run, showing a return to form.  The teams narrowly missed out on qualification for the nationals, but despite missing some key athletes, still kept pace with some of the top clubs in the South of England.