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Athletics: Barking Road Runners impress

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 March 2018

Barking's Phil Ellul, Wayne Palmer, Lee Johnson and Ron Vialls at the Dartford half marathon

Barking's Phil Ellul, Wayne Palmer, Lee Johnson and Ron Vialls at the Dartford half marathon

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

Barking's Natalie Traylen, Andrew Gwilliam, Anthony Leckerman and Diurmuid MacDonnell ran at the Chingford League relayBarking's Natalie Traylen, Andrew Gwilliam, Anthony Leckerman and Diurmuid MacDonnell ran at the Chingford League relay

Wayne Palmer showed a return to fitness to finish in 1:53.24, while Alison Palmer dug deep to come home in 2:24.02 as Phill Ellul and Ron Vialls also took part.

Johnson is now focused on the Brentwood half, which will be the club’s first Grand Prix race of 2018/19.

Natalie Traylen, Andrew Gwilliam, Anthony Leckerman and Diurmuid MacDonnell formed a team at the Chingford League relay race, with each covering a two-mile circuit.

Gwilliam ran the second leg in a watch time of 17.50, but noted his team-mates ran a little faster.

Barking Road Runners Cristina Cooper at the Velopark's women only duathlonBarking Road Runners Cristina Cooper at the Velopark's women only duathlon

Cristina Cooper took part in the women-only duathlon at the Velopark and finished the two-mile run, six-mile bike ride and one-mile run in just under an hour in a new personal best of 59.33.

Cooper’s very first attempt at the race was 1:19.37.

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