Athletics: Barking Road Runners enjoy Royal Parks outing

PUBLISHED: 14:00 07 December 2017

Barking Road Runners at the Royal Parks parkrun

Barking Road Runners at the Royal Parks parkrun


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

Barking Road Runners' Rory and Stuart Burr, with Antony Leckerman at the Sikhs in the City 10kBarking Road Runners' Rory and Stuart Burr, with Antony Leckerman at the Sikhs in the City 10k

This year’s event included Regents Park, Hyde Park and Green Park, with runners going at their own pace.

Faster runners doubled back to keep the pack together, while Barking’s Andrew Gwilliam took part in his second Met League event at Uxbridge, where he was inspired by the quality of the field.

Rory and Stuart Burr joined forces with Antony Leckerman at the Sikhs in the City 10k, ahead of the Dust to Dawn Ultra which takes place later this month.

Philip Ellul was first club member to finish at the latest Barking parkrun, in 18.10, with Rory Burr (22.06), Ron Vialls (22.15), Trevor Cooper (23.20), Andrew Hiller (24.00), Sally Bridge (24.06) all below the 25-minute mark.

Barry Culling (25.10), Mahbub Khan (25.18), Lauren Garvey (27.04), Nikki Cranmer (29.33), Cristina Cooper (29.33), Alison Fryatt (30.31), David Mottley (30.39), Dawn Blake (31.23), James Byers (33.01), Kresh Veerasamy (33.05), Mick Ball (34.35), Alan Murphy (49.14) and Trevor Parkin (50.23) also took part.

Others, Ashton Court: Vicky Cooper 22.02; Robert Courtier 31.08; Bushy: Paul Withyman 19.42; Katherine Withyman 27.44; Huddersfield: Gareth Tucker 27.05; Raphael: Clare Foreman 24.19; Gary Harford 26.08; Ray Taylor 37.06; Valentines: Diarmuid Mac Donnell 19.34; Antony Leckerman 21.59; Chris Groves 51.17.

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