More than 80 of Merton’s 11 to 17 year-olds took part in trials for the Adidas London Mini Marathon on Sunday 27 February on Wimbledon Common.
The event was organised by Merton’s Leisure Development Team with officials provided by Wimbledon Hercules Athletic Club. Merton will enter a team into the main event on 17 April 2005, based on the best times for both boys and girls within specified age categories.
The Adidas London Mini Marathon is 2.8 miles and will be held prior to the 2005 Flora London Marathon.
In the 15-17 years category, Medena Knespl came first out of the girls with a time of 13 mins 41secs and Alex Bodin came in with 11mins 4 secs for the boys. Richard Hedley and Bradley Hughes finished in 12mins 42secs and 14mins 41secs for the boys 13-14 years and 11-12 years categories respectively. Jennifer Fernando gained first place in the girls 13-14 years with a time of 14mins 36secs and for the girls 11-12 years Michaela Knespl made the time of 14mins 16 secs.