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Athletics: Grange leads way for Dagenham 88s

PUBLISHED: 11:00 09 October 2017

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Essex Cross-Country Relays

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Essex Cross-Country Relays

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Dagenham 88 Runners Paul Grange scooped an excellent runners-up spot at the popular Hog Hill 5k event.

Dagenham 88s Lynne Northcott at the Royal Parks half marathon Dagenham 88s Lynne Northcott at the Royal Parks half marathon

Such was its popularity, the fixture had to be split into a men’s and women’s race and Grange produced a fine run to pick up second place.

In total, 27 club runners took part in the event and Grange was followed home by Joel Deeming in 20.22 and Paul Prior, who stopped the clock on 20.35.

Mick Brown completed the course in 21.29 and Andy Wright was next home in 22.33, followed by Mo Toki in 22.47.

Jamie Austin finished in 22.56, before Ian Cummins stopped the clock at 23.52 and Danny White recorded 23.58.

Dagenham 88s Jacqui Elliott at the Royal Parks half marathon Dagenham 88s Jacqui Elliott at the Royal Parks half marathon

Neil Moses (24.23), Trevor Robinson (24.54), Gary Cardnell (25.17), Michael Pegnall (26.02), Owen Daize (26.09), Sam Deriouch (30.32), Kamel Deriouch (30.55), Sam Veerasamy (34.02) also finished.

The women were led home by Timi Veerasamy (28.32), closely followed by Rosina Salmon (29.11) and Emma O’Shea (29.29).

Denise Woolston stopped the clock at 31.13 ahead of Sara Prior (32.19), Lorraine Moor (32.46), Lynne Northcott (34.21), Abigail O’Shea (37.19), Jo Smith (38.57) and Anne Wright (38.57).

Meanwhile, Trevor Robinson, Jamie Austin, Mick Pegnall and Andrew Wright took part in the Essex Cross County Relays at Stubbers, along with clubmates Kelly Drake-Tapscott, Venissa Choudhury and Denise Woolston.

Dagenham 88s Debbie Joy at the Tiptree 10 Dagenham 88s Debbie Joy at the Tiptree 10

And over half marathon distance, Denning and Toki took on the Oxford event and finished with respective times of 1:42.40 and 1:44.11, while Lynne Northcott (2:24.59) and Jacqui Elliott (3:04.00) ran the Royal Parks race and Charlotte Banks (2:29.58) the Peterborough event.

Kay Martin (1:45.51) and Debbie Joy (1:51.31) took on the Tiptree 10, as Christine Sloan recorded a time of 6:42.43 in the Lee Valley RFL marathon event.

Young Ryder Islam (23.09) was the first Dagenham runner home at Valentines parkrun and first past the post at the Barking & Dagenham junior event, ahead of Joseph Grange, as Oliver Grange recorded 10.26.

Mick Brown (22.38) was first home at Raphaels Park, while Nigel Swinburne topped the leaderboard at Barking Park.

William Metcalfe (44.29) took on Hockley Woods and Peter Salmon (20.23) was the first of six club runners to finish at Lowestoft.

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