Athletics: Dagenham 88s’ Jeff Webster records top 10 finish at Harold Wood 5
PUBLISHED: 15:06 19 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:06 19 October 2016
A round up of the latest news from the Dagenham 88s club
Jeff Webster led home a team of 14 Dagenham 88s athletes who took part in the Harold Wood 5 as he placed seventh overall in a time of 33 minutes 37 seconds.
Webster produced a solid effort at the charity event in Harold Wood Park, with clubmate Paul Prior just nine seconds back in eighth.
Luke Summers pipped Jamie Austin to the line, finishing in 44.38, just a second ahead of his fellow Dagenham 88s member.
Rosina Salmon completed a group of five Dagenham 88s runners who beat the 50-minute mark for the event as she clocked 47.35.
Sara Prior was next home for the club in 52.55, followed over the finish line exactly a minute later by clubmate Karen Joy.
Jennifer Heath was a further four minutes back in 57.55, with Julie Cardnell completing the charity event in 58.23, closely followed by Jacqui Elliot (58.47).
Christine Lardner and Carol Moring both clocked 61.01, with Julie Dalphinis (61.23), Debbie Joy (66.34) and Julie Durban (66.36) completing the club members in action.
Elsewhere, Caroline Tuck ran the Cabbage Patch 10 in 75.16 after discussing the weather with GB marathon runner Scott Overall, while sheltering from the rain prior to the race.
Suzanne and Stephen Easley travelled to Ashdown Forest to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Winnie the Pooh, where they took park in a ‘Tigger Bounceathon’, completing a 5.2-mile lap in 78.55.
Gary Coombes took in the first Met League Cross Country race of the season, clocking the five miles in 30.53 at Claybury Park to finish 155th.
A combined Dagenham 88s/Barking Road Runners squad teamed up in the Velopark Duathlon, with Jennifer Akroyd and Richard Dudman (38.53) placing third in the mixed team category.
Parkrun results, Barking: Ryder Islam 24.10, Rahanna Islam 28.55.
Valentines: Jennifer Akroyd 25.50, Sam Veerasamy 35.10, Julie Dalphinis 35.23, Beverley Eagles 42.38, Vennisa Chowdhury 42.39.
Raphaels: Rosina Salmon 26.49, Rebecca Goodenough 29.39, Kirsty Hannan 37.56, Debbie Vince 41.10, Pippa-Anne Ridall 41.17, Sarah Pegnall 47.21, Joanne McFarlane 47.22.
Wanstead: Louise Chappell 26.57, Suzanne Easley 28.25, Stephen Easley 34.43.
Brandon Country: Bill Metcalfe 37.13.
Ryder Islam was the only competitor to break the 10-minute barrier in the latest Barking & Dagenham junior parkrun as he finished first in nine minutes six seconds.
It saw Islam improve two places on the previous week, when he set a new personal best to finish third.
Ryan Mudondo was next home in 10.18, just a second ahead of Dylan Leadeham in third as both set new personal bests.
Lucy Davis was the fastest girl, clocking 11.35 to finish ahead of Jessica Gibbons (14.58) and Annika Chowdhury (16.15).
Islam’s time also gave him the best age grade score of the day of 71.54 per cent, with 14 runners in total.