Barking’s Johnson enjoys a trip to Tiptree 10 as Road Runners get out and about

PUBLISHED: 13:00 09 October 2017

Barking Road Runners at the Tiptree 10

Barking Road Runners at the Tiptree 10


Barking Road Runners’ Lee Johnson was the first club runner home at the Tiptree 10 event last week.

Barking Road Runners Sean Bartlett at Tiptree Barking Road Runners Sean Bartlett at Tiptree

The competition also doubled up as part of the club’s Grand Prix series, and Johnson recorded a time of 58 minutes and six seconds, followed by Martin Page (1:09.46), Derv Bartlett (1:09.46) and James Lowndes (1:09.47).

Paul Ward (1.11:40), Andrew Gwilliam (1.20:45), Alison Fryatt (1:38.24) and Michael Ball (2:01.09) also completed the course, while Sean Bartlett took part in the one-mile fun run.

Antony Leckerman and Kresh Veerasamy made the trip to Bournemouth to take part in the marathon, and the completed the course in a time of 4:34.48 and 5:44.56 respectively, while club mate James Coughlan finished the half marathon in 2:07.42.

Father-and-son duo Ken and Nathan Summerfield participated in the Adidas City Run through London and both crossed the line in a time of 1:09.46.

Barking Road Runners Ken and Nathan Summerfield at the Adidas City Run Barking Road Runners Ken and Nathan Summerfield at the Adidas City Run

In race one of the Chingford League, which was held at Hog Hill, a number of club runners took part and Anne Ekeoma and Kim Lyons recorded a time of 38.04 in their maiden 5km race.

Cristina Cooper led the women home in 27.55, followed by Natalie Traylen (28.09) and Nicola Cranmer (32.51), while Melissa Lowndes and Maria Bartlett stopped the clock at 33 minutes.

Philip Ellul (18.50) was first club runner home in the men’s event, while Diarmuid Mac Donnell (19.54), Paul Ward (20.51) and Paul Withyman (21.04) were the next Barking trio past the finishing line.

A big contingent was completed by Trevor Cooper (22.55), Ron Vialls (22.56), Andy Preston (23.30), Andrew Gwilliam (23.47), Michael Davison (26.02), Gary Harford (27.04), Kresh Veerasamy (30.04), Dennis Spencer-Perkins (32.06), Robert Courtier (32.24) and Michael Ball (38.47).

Natalie Traylen finishing the Uniglo 10k in 54.30, before taking on the beginners triathlon which consisted of a 200m swim, 5km static bike and a 3km run.

The 13th anniversary of the Barking parkrun saw runners complete the course in reverse, with Ellul (20.03) first ahead of Rory Burr (21.03), Trevor Cooper (23.34) and Wayne McAllister (23.37).

Rakesh Sandhu completed his 250th parkrun at Valentines Park in 43.43, with Mac Donnell first member home in 19.37, ahead of Paul Withyman (20.43).


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