Classic Florian makes history

FLORIAN Neuschwander and Charlotte Peppiatt were the big winners at the first Newham Classic 10k race in Stratford last weekend. The race, which is the brainchild of Olympic gold medallist, Tessa Sanderson, was part of a Newham multi-cultural Fun Day in S

FLORIAN Neuschwander and Charlotte Peppiatt were the big winners at the first Newham Classic 10k race in Stratford last weekend.

The race, which is the brainchild of Olympic gold medallist, Tessa Sanderson, was part of a Newham multi-cultural Fun Day in Stratford.

Neuschwande came home in 30 minutes and 14 seconds, with Hussain Jama (32.21) and Malcolm Muir (33.20) making up the top three.

In the women's race, behind Peppiatt (39.33) were Grazka Kazmierska (42.10) and Sarah Allen (43.00).


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Paul Dobson (34.56) was victorious in the veterans over-40 race, while in the over-50s event Dave Cox (35.24) won.

The women's veterans over-35 race saw Livia Taylor (43.36) came out on top, while in the over-45s category Lynn Tanner won in 43.35.

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George Guthrie (39.55) won the boys' 15-18 race, while in the girls' category Adedoja Atanda (46.41) was victorious.

A delighted Sanderson said: "What made the day more enjoyable for me was having such a rich mix of participants ranging from 15-to-75-year-olds.

"Everyone here today has made history as they have competed in the first race on Olympic soil.

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