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Athletics: Barking Road Runners dig deep

PUBLISHED: 10:00 17 November 2017

Barking Road Runners at the Chingford League

Barking Road Runners at the Chingford League

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Barking Road Runners dug deep on a cold, rainy night for the third race of the Chingford League season at Hog Hill.

Athletes had to tackle an energy-sapping ascent four times during the 5k race at Redbridge Cycle track, with 13 in action for Barking.

Natalie Traylen, Alison Fryatt, Nikki Cranmer, Kirsten Hiller, Maria Bartlett and Melissa Lowndes were in action for the women, as Paul Ward, Philip Ellul, Andrew Gwilliam, Andy Hiller, Martin Brooks, Mick Ball and Kresh Veerasamy ran for the men.

Ellul was first member to finish the latest Barking parkrun, in 19 minutes 36 seconds, while George Hiller set a personal best of 30.47 and Diarmuid Mac Donnell clocked 19.25 to lead the way at the latest Valentines event.

Vicky Cooper completed the Swindon course in 21.23, as Paul Ward clocked 21.33 at Harlow, Ken Summerfield finished Doncaster in 33.19 and Richard Ash (37.10) took on Harrow Lodge.

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