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Barking Road Runners impress at Ingatestone

PUBLISHED: 16:30 18 September 2017

Barking Road Runners at the Ingatestone five-mile road race

Barking Road Runners at the Ingatestone five-mile road race

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Barking Road Runners saw Philip Ellul finish as first under-18 athlete at the Ingatestone five-mile Grand Prix race.

Barking Road Runners Lee Johnson completed a half duathlon at Richmond ParkBarking Road Runners Lee Johnson completed a half duathlon at Richmond Park

Ellul clocked 31 minutes 48 seconds to finish just behind team-mate Derv Bartlett (31.33) and ahead of Paul Ward (34.19) as Barking took third place.

Martin page (35.01), Antony Leckerman (37.29), Andrew Gwilliam (37.46) and Ron Vialls (38.13) also went below 40 minutes, while Vicky Cooper (41.22) acted as a pacemaker.

Andy Hiller (41.37), Martin Mason (42.29), Robin Booputh (42.37), Chris Groves (43.19), Sonu Thethy (44.38), Maria Bartlett (45.30), Alison Fryatt (46.44), Nikki Cranmer (47.57), Dennis Spencer-Perkins (49.11), Ken Summerfield (54.15) and Mick Ball (61.20) completed the line-up.

Faye Spooner finished the 10th of her 12 marathons in 12 months at Richmond, where she clocked 4:29, while Alison Fryatt finished her Lands End to John O’Groats virtual challenge with 13 days spare.

Fryatt started the challenge on October 1 last year and covered 1,084 miles by running 300 times of varying distances.

Vicki Groves completed the Rough Runner 10k, including 14 obstacles, on Clapham Common, as Trevor Parkin finished the Olympic Park 5k in 45.49.

Barking’s Lee Johnson finished a half duathlon in Richmond Park in 1:17.55, after a 5k run, 22k bike ride and another 5k run, while Amanda Heslegrave took on the Swim Serpentine event and completed two miles in 1:21.13.

James Lowndes was first to finish the latest Barking parkrun in 19.32, as Alex Jeremy clocked a new best of 20.28, and Kresh Veerasamy ran his 200th parkrun at Valentines, in 34.28.

Others, Barking: Andy Preston 22.41; Trevor Cooper 23.19; Alain Cooper 24.53; Ron Vialls 25.48; Nikki Cranmer 28.57; Michael Swan 29.43; Jennifer Birch 31.10; David Mottley 31.53; Sandra Swan 32.44; Dawn Blake 33.09; Micky Ball 37.14; Wayne McAllister 43.38.

Brentwood: Vicky Cooper 39.21.

Harlow: Paul Ward 21.42; Lisa Ward 38.05.

Raphael: Rory Burr 21.54; Andrew Hiller 25.38.

Valentines: Diarmuid Mac Donnell 19.33; Rakesh Sandhu 23.07; Antony Leckerman 23.23; Tom Barton 23.46; Barry Culling 24.30; Andrew Gwilliam 30.23; Gillian Barton 33.53.

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