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Busy Barking duo embrace Olympic Park challenges, as Dagenham rivals show form

PUBLISHED: 14:00 13 February 2018

Barking Road Runners Cristina and Trevor Cooper at the Norman & Saxons race

Barking Road Runners Cristina and Trevor Cooper at the Norman & Saxons race

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Barking Road Runners Cristina and Trevor Cooper ‘felt like Olympic champions’ after running just under 16 miles at the Saxons Vikings and Normans Olympic Challenge Run.

Dagenham 88 Runners Gary Coombes and Trevor Robinson at the Essex League fixture in Basildon Dagenham 88 Runners Gary Coombes and Trevor Robinson at the Essex League fixture in Basildon

The format of the Olympic Park event saw athletes complete as much distance as possible in a six-hour period.

And despite not tackling any run over 10k recently, Trevor completed three laps of the course in two hours 25 minutes 27 seconds, as Cristina came home in 2:27.47.

The pair were back in action at the Olympic Park the very next day at a Duathlon Sprint race with Havering Tri.

The event consisted of a two-mile run, six-mile bike ride and a one-mile run, with Trevor crossing the line in 56.25 and Cristina clocking 1:04.37 to finish third in her age category, having just turned 40.

Dagenham 88 Runners saw two of their members take on the last cross-country race of the Essex League season at Basildon’s Gloucester Park.

Gary Coombes came home in 32.38, while Trevor Robinson clocked 41.21.

Ian Cummins completed a marathon distance on the cycle paths at Gravesend’s Cyclopark in 4:53.29, while Micky Pegnall finished 21 miles in 3:49.58 and won a fancy dress prize for his Freddie Mercury outfit!

Meanwhile, Charlotte Banks took on the tough and hilly Stamford 30k in Lincolnshire and came home in 4:25.39.

Dagenham’s Joseph Grange was first home at the latest Barking & Dagenham junior parkrun at Central Park on Sunday, clocking 8.53.

Oliver Grange was next to finish, some way back in 11.02, as Havering 90 Joggers’ Zachary Binge placed third in 13.00.

Dagenham’s Amelia Beazeley (14.06) and Evie Beazeley (18.57) were also in action, with the latter setting a personal best.

Caroline Tuck clocked 22.17 at the latest Cambridge parkrun, while Lorraine Moor (29.28) was in action at York.

And Pedro Costa was first past the post at the Nidda parkrun in Frankfurt, in an impressive time of 17.41, as Kerstine Costa clocked 23.46.

Barking Road Runners’ Paul Withyman (20.07) and Katherine Withyman (35.00) were in actio at Hackney Marshes parkrun, with Paul Ward tackling the Roding Valley event, where he stopped the clock at 20.43.

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