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Road Runners’ Parsons pair collect trophies in Spain

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 August 2018

Di (left) and Alan Parsons of Barking Road Runners both won trophies in Spain last week (pic: Barking Road Runners)

Di (left) and Alan Parsons of Barking Road Runners both won trophies in Spain last week (pic: Barking Road Runners)

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The Barking Road Runners' squad face the camera at the Orion Forest 5k (pic: Barking Road Runners)The Barking Road Runners' squad face the camera at the Orion Forest 5k (pic: Barking Road Runners)

There was double joy for Barking Road Runners’ Alan and Di Parsons in Spain last week.

Competing in the Las Palmas 10k, Di came home as the third fastest woman in the event.

Alan, meanwhile, is a keen chess player and his talent showed in winning the veterans category at the Firgas Chess Tournament and placing third overall.

Closer to home, Gary Coombes enjoyed a busy week in both the colours of the Road Runners and Ilford AC.

Barking Road Runners' Rory Burr took in a parkrun in Italy (pic: Barking Road Runners)Barking Road Runners' Rory Burr took in a parkrun in Italy (pic: Barking Road Runners)

Competing for Barking at the latest race in the Crown to Crown series, Coombes was third in the 5k event hosted by Pitsea AC in a time of 18 minutes and 14 seconds.

Also in action in the Crown to Crown race at Westley Heights Country Park were Ron Vialls (22.28), Andy Preston (23.23), Robert Courtier (31.47) and Nicola Cranmer (33.00).

Coombes was also in action at the latest race in the ELVIS series, this time competing for Ilford AC, and came sixth at the Orion Forest 5k in 29.24.

First home in the colours of Road Runners at the Orion Forest 5k was Diarmuid McDonnell in 32.53.

Paul Ward (35.33), Martin Page (36.25), Anthony Leckerman (36.61), Vialls (39.20), Natalie Traylen (45.39), Dennis Spencer Perkins (47.50), Les Jay (50.23), Nikki Cranmer (53.35) Charlotte Owen (53.36) and Kresh Veerasamy (54.11) were also in action at the Orion Forest 5k.

Elsewhere, Trevor and Cristina Cooper enjoyed another successful running of the Midnight Wo/Man triathlon in Kent.

It certainly was another busy week for all involved with the Barking Road Runners.

Parkrun results, Barking: Philip Ellul 18.49, Cashelle Souris 23.39, Trevor Cooper 24.54, Barry O’Neill 25.37, George Hiller 30.27, Andrew Hiller 30.28, Jennifer Birch 33.49, Micky Ball 35.03, Kirsten Hiller 35.22, Ken Summerfield 36.05, Greg Adams 37.38, Alan Murphy 46.40.

Valentines: Declan Peters 25.49, Robin Booputh 25.58, Rakesh Sandhu 26.18, Vicki Groves 28.59, Gillian Barton 34.32, Mark Durrant 42.53, Chris Groves 55.47.

Dartford Heath: Andy Preston 22.51, Barry Culling 25.47.

Others: Paul Withyman (Burgess) 20.03, Rory Burr (Marecchia) 25.55, Ray Taylor (Raphael) 36.54.

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