Dulwich Runners round-up: First Assembly League title clinched in dominant display

BY JONATHAN WHITAKER

Dulwich men’s team won their first Assembly League title as they put in a dominant display in the three-mile race at Beckenham Place Park.

Ed Chuck and Lewis Laylee moved well ahead of the chasing Kent AC rivals by the start of the second lap.

Ed Chuck and Lewis Laylee in the lead

Both men had strong race finishes to record a Dulwich one-two, with Andy Bond (fifth) and Thomas South (sixth) rounding off an A team victory.

There were strong performances from Buzz Shepherd, James Burrows, Matt Cooke and Joe Farrington-Douglas for the B team.

Andy Bond leading a chasing of Pack of Tom South and Buzz Shepherd

There were overall season medals for Ed Chuck (first senior man), Jack Ramm (second senior man), Buzz Shepherd (first M40), Thomas South (second M40), Andy Bond (first M45) and Barrie John Nicholls (second M65).

Dulwich Ladies finished fourth overall in the main championships with a lack of points in the previous race at Victoria Park preventing a chance of a podium finish.

Winning Men’s Team of Ed Chuck, Andy Bond, Tom South and Lewis Laylee

Katie Styles won silver in the overall W35 category. Styles finished the race in a strong pack of Dulwich runners including Claire Norris, Anna Thomas, Rebecca Schulleri and Laura Vincent.

Claire Steward finished second in the W65 and Lucy Pickering was third in the W50.

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