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Safo to feature at the Bratislava international indoor meeting
2:37pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013 in Sport
By Matthew Kiernan
Croydon Harriers's long-jumper Elliot Safo has been selected to represent England at the Bratisliva international indoor meeting this Sunday.
The 18 year-old, who was a London 2012 torch bearer, will be a part of the 18-strong England team.
Elsewhere, on a competition weekend heavily disrupted by snowfall, Brendan Murphy notched his fourth victory at the Riddlesdown parkrun.
The 27 year-old won in 17 minutes, 53 seconds, more than a minute clear of his nearest challenger. He will now target the Northern Ireland junior intermediate cross-country championships this Saturday.
In other parkrun action, 14 year-old Rob Spalding was runner-up at Roundshaw Downs in 19:22.
Mark Plackett warmed up for the British University and College championships in a fortnight’s time, with an eighth place finish at the Cambridge University trial race.
He will line up in the B race in Leeds, along with club colleague Ben Savill who will represent Sussex University in the A race.
More than 40 Harriers were set to compete at the Surrey schools cross-country championships and the South of England indoor championships over the weekend, but both competitions were postponed due to the heavy snowfall.
And this weekend’s South of England cross country championships at Parliament Hill have also been cancelled due to the weather.