Barking Road Runners out and about

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 August 2017

Barking Road Runners Amanda Heslegrave, Cristina and Trevor Cooper at the Cotswold Classic

Barking Road Runners Amanda Heslegrave, Cristina and Trevor Cooper at the Cotswold Classic


Barking Road Runners took on various challenges over the past week.

Barking Road Runners Alison Fryatt at the Pride 10k Barking Road Runners Alison Fryatt at the Pride 10k

Andy Preston swapped his running shoes for a bicycle to support Toby Boram’s tough journey from Chester to Murcia in south east Spain.

And despite illness, he completed over 1,000 miles to raise funds for the Forever Houdns Trust and Galgos del Sol dog charities.

Trevor Parkin ran a new 5k personal best of 37.24 in Barking Park to help raise awareness of Penny Appeal, having completed Barking parkrun a day earlier.

Andrew Gwilliam ran the Merry Hill Challenge trail race, covering approximately 24 miles, in 5:14.51 as Natalie Traylen ran the Burnham Beeches half marathon in 2:09.33.

Alison Fryatt ran the Pride 10k in Victoria Park in 59.56 as Trevor Cooper (5:48.24), Amanda Heslegrave (6:28.30) and Cristina Cooper (6:44.56) tackled the scenic Cotswold Classic triathlon’s 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run.

Vicky Cooper ran 22 miles with John Gibbard on his six-day run from Winchester to Canterbury.

Parkrun, Barking: Derv Bartlett 19.31; Alex Jeremy 20.57; Paul ward 21.21; Wayne McAllister 23.03; Barry Culling 23.39; Ron Vialls 24.52; Nikki Cranmer 27.56; Jenny Birch 32.03; Rob Courtier 32.05; Sally Bridge 35.17; Trevor Parkin 45.21; Dawn Blake 60.23 (tail walker). Eastleigh: Gary Harford 27.58. Harrow Lodge: Martin Brooks 26.53. Raphael: Ray Taylor 35.36. Valentines: Diarmuid Mac Donnell 19.31; Paul Withyman 20.45; Antony Leckerman 22.38; Rakesh Sandhu 23.01; Tom Barton 23.57; Sarah Rajwadkar 33.45; Gillian Barton 35.06; Chris Groves 61.25 (tail walker).


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