October was a busy month of athletics for students and alumni from St Mary’s University, Twickenham.
Beginning with the National Road Relays on the 9th of October, the men’s senior team for the Aldershot and Farnham District, all of whom are St Mary’s alumni, set a new record for the fastest team with a time of 1:42:44, after alumnus, Jack Rowe completed his leg of the race in 16:33 to claim the top spot for the team.
Meanwhile, fellow alumnus Daniel Jarvis completed the race in 16:53 to finish third for Bedford.
Elsewhere at the Great South Run on the 16th – 17th of October, alumnus Jack Rowe continued his winning streak finishing the 10-mile race in 47:20. In second place, 0.18 seconds behind was fellow alumnus Emile Caress and a further 1.28 seconds behind was Daniel Jarvis in third.
Alumnus Joshua Grace secured 7th with a time of 49:42 and EPC athlete Rebecca Murray also competed.
The Great South Run 5K saw current student Henry McLukie secure second place with a time of 14:28, another achievement to add to his already impressive list of accolades.
St Mary’s was well represented at the Cabbage Patch 10 Mile on the 17th of October. Alumnus Paulos Surafel won the race in 00:48:43, in second place 26 seconds behind was fellow alumnus Ben Bradley. Current students Oliver Prior and Freddie Richardson secured fourth and sixth place respectively and alumna Sarah Astin also took part and won the women’s race.
EPC Coach Craig Winrow said, “October was a brilliant set of results for students and alumni athletes. This bodes well for all of them with the up and coming European cross country trials in Liverpool at the end of November.”