EALING Southall & Middlesex's men failed to make a big impression in Saturday's Metropolitan League race at Woodford Green - finishing 10th.
In a record field of 354, Hussain Jama ran conservatively to finish 38th in his first run of the season, while Jamie Taylor-Caldwell, also in his first outing, faded to 109th after a bright start. Richard Tomlinson was the first of the club's veterans in 68th.
Other results: 124 Rob Brown 124th; 128 Bill Gristwood; 134 Andy Dodd; 149 Chris Hepworth; 165 Mark Delahunty; 195 Anthony Shaw; 219 Steve Plested; 247 Michael Petersen; 250 John Falvey.
The women's team was dominated by veterans. Fiona Kennedy (23rd) did well to hold on after mistakenly kicking for home one lap too early and Gill Morgan came back in 45th place.
Other results: 49 Patricia Thomas; 100 Carol Jones; 102 Mary Walsh; 104 Tania Cyrus.
The only junior age group in which the club fielded a full team was the combined U17 and U15 boys. Christopher Charles was first home in 12th with Ben Waterman 20th.
U15 boys Adam Way and Tommy Cameron-Fogarty completed the team in 36th and 51st. In the girls race, Ellis Redmond was 28th and Rebecca Walford 41st.
Rosie Bell was once again the best of the U13 girls, finishing seventh. Millie Bradbury was 10th. Calum Cameron-Fogarty, the only U13 boy from the club, finished 23rd.