Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The latest news from the Dagenham 88s club

The latest news from the Barking Road Runners club

England’s men and women sprinted to 4x100m relay golds at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Dina Asher-Smith was delighted to win bronze in the women’s 200m at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

England’s Dina Asher-Smith won bronze in the 200m at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, with former UEL student Bianca Williams in seventh place.

There were mixed fortunes for England sprinters in the women’s 200m semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Dagenham 88 Runners’ enjoy success

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dagenham 88 Runners’ Timi Veerasamy had reason to celebrate at the weekend after scooping the bronze medal at the Bromley 10k.

Newham & Essex Beagles’ Asha Philip was left hugely frustrated and disappointed after finishing fourth in the women’s 100m final at the Commonwealth Games.

The latest news from the Barking Road Runners club

England’s Adam Gemili played down injury fears after he reached the Commonwealth Games 100m final.

Woodford Green’s Mark Dry won bronze in the hammer for Scotland on the opening afternoon of athletics action at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

England’s Adam Gemili is ready to return as a solo star at the Commonwealth Games.

When you win a medal at the World Championships on your home track, you would think that would signal a successful summer – but not for Newham & Essex Beagles’ Rabah Yousif.

Local athletes got into the festive spirit, three months later, at the rescheduled Santathon at the weekend.

Local athletes were left to kick their heels as the ‘Mini Beast from the East’ caused widespread disruption to events at the weekend.

Barking parkrun welcomed two charity runners in the wintry weather on Saturday, writes Emdad Rahman.

Dagenham 88 Runners’ Paul Grange added another trophy to his collection after winning the men’s title at the Chingford League.

Barking Road Runners’ Lee Johnson was ninth at the Dartford half marathon, a week after completing the London Big Half.

Although many events fell victim to the ‘Beast from the East’ local athletes managed to find some action at the weekend.

Dagenham 88 Runners’ Caroline Tuck was able to celebrate once again at the Tarpley 10.

Dagenham 88 Runners were among the 9,000-strong National Cross-Country Championships field at Parliament Hill.

Barking Road Runners claimed the South Essex Cross-Country League Division Two title at South Weald on Sunday.

Dagenham 88 Runners’ Paul Grange was crowned men’s champion in the Chingford League after breaking the club’s five-mile record at Victoria Park.

Barking Road Runners claimed first place in the third round of the South Essex Cross-Country League at One Tree Hill – but only after a dramatic turn of events.

Barking Road Runners Cristina and Trevor Cooper ‘felt like Olympic champions’ after running just under 16 miles at the Saxons Vikings and Normans Olympic Challenge Run.

Barking Road Runners Ron Vialls completed his 150th parkrun on a day for milestones at Barking.

Local athletes took to the streets of London for the Cancer UK Winter 10k at the weekend.

Local athletes took on a variety of challenges across London and the South East over the course of the weekend.

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Local athletes from Barking Road Runners and Dagenham 88 Runners defied snow and slippery conditions at the annual Benfleet 15.

Dagenham 88 Runners were in action at the fourth round of the Essex XC League series at Writtle University, with Paul Grange in fine form.

Barking Road Runners’ Colin Jones set an outstanding personal best of 35.5 miles at the ultra Hillingdon Circuit Challenge.

Dagenham’s Castle Green Leisure Centre has won December’s outstanding London sports venue award.

Dagenham 88 Runners took on rivals from across the county at the Essex Cross-Country Championships at Great Notley in Braintree.

Athletics: Barking duo take on duathlon

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Barking Road Runners’ Cristina and Trevor Cooper tackled the Mince Pie Revenge duathlon at Lee Valley Velopark.

Leftley Sports Club (LSC), in association with Barking & Dagenham (LBBD) Community Health, are now an accredited healthy lifestyle partner for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham.

Athletics: Local support Ilford 10 event

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Local athletes were out in support of the annual Ilford 10, to raise funds for Kevin Newell, at Hainault Forest at the weekend.

Local athletes ended the year in style at the latest South Essex Cross-Country League meeting of the season at Hadleigh on Sunday.

Ultra marathon runner Paul Martelletti brokke his own course record at the Barking & Dagenham parkrun on Christmas Day to add an extra touch of festive cheer to the fun group get-together.

Barking Road Runners’ Faye Spooner proved more than up to her challenge of running 12 marathons in 12 months this year – going on to run 15!

Dagenham 88 Runners ran the annual Sikhs in the City Dusk Til Dawn Challenge around Woodford.

Barking Road Runners braved the wintry weather to keep fitness levels up at the weekend.

Dagenham 88 Runners had a quieter weekend than normal, with the annual Santathon for St Francis Hospice being cancelled.

Barking Road Runners took part in the unofficial annual jaunt through London’s Royal Parks at the weekend.

Dagenham 88 Runners hailed their club champions at their annual presentation evening at May & Baker Social Club at the weekend.


The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

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