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Stratford AC's Ben Kruze wins British Masters 10k Road Championships

BEN Kruze claimed overall victory and first place in the MV35 category at the British Masters 10k Road Championships at the Cyclopark in Gravesend.

Ben Kruze collects his winner's medal.
Ben Kruze collects his winner's medal.

The Stratford AC runner crossed the line in a superb 31:57, 30 seconds ahead of the second-placed runner and just five seconds off his personal best time and club record that he set earlier in the year.

Clubmate Matt Burdus-Cook finished ninth in a personal best time of 34:02, improving his PB by 18 seconds. He also finished fourth in the MV45 category.

Kruze said: “This was a great way to finish a nice block of races and a fun, well-organised event. We look forward to next year.”

Burdus-Cook added: “I’m really happy with my execution and getting my race back in control to run a PB.

“I’m honestly not bothered that I missed out on a medal, they didn’t look that good anyway.”

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