Athletics: Barking duo take on duathlon

PUBLISHED: 07:47 11 January 2018 | UPDATED: 07:47 11 January 2018

Barking Road Runners' Cristina Cooper with her medal from the Olympic Park Velodrome duathlon

Barking Road Runners' Cristina Cooper with her medal from the Olympic Park Velodrome duathlon


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

Both completed the two-mile run and six-mile bike ride sprint distance event in their Havering Tri vests, with Trevor home first in 56 minutes 26 seconds.

Meanwhile, Cristina completed the Olympic Park course in 1:05.17.

Philip Ellul achieved a personal goal of finishing first at the latest Barking parkrun, in 18.11, ahead of clubmates Colin Jones (22.11) and Ron Vialls (22.14).

Katherine Withyman (28.55) ran her 50th parkrun at Valentines, behind Kevin Wotton (21.05) and Rory Burr (22.10).

Gary Harford (26.44) took on the Raphael parkrun, while Paul Ward (21.02) and Marilyn Martin (22.25) were in action at the Gunpowder event.

Barry Culling (24.21) tackled Tooting Common, as Vicky Cooper (22.43) ran at Melksham and Kresh Veerasamy (30.41) took on the Nidda parkrun.

Others, Barking: Trevor Cooper 23.27, Clare Foreman 23.49, Sally Bridge 24.48, Wayne McAllister 25.07, Andy Preston 25.18, John Lang 25.52, Charlotte Owen 27.14, Cristina Cooper 27.27, Dawn Blake 27.28, Martin Brooks 27.28, Daniel Plawiak 29.00, Nikki Cranmer 30.57, James Byers 32.07, Robert Courtier 32.37, Melissa Lowndes 32.50, Sandra Swan 33.05, Michael Swan 33.07, Jennifer Birch 33.15, Ken Summerfield 33.43, Micky Ball 35.30, Greg Adams 38.52, Alan Murphy 43.56, David Mottley 50.18.

Valentines: Antony Leckerman 33.44, Robin Booputh 35.17, Gillian Barton 36.00.

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