Busy Dagenham 88 Runners get out and about at events up and down the country

PUBLISHED: 14:30 18 September 2017

Dagenham 88s Sam Veerasamy celebrates his 250th parkrun

Dagenham 88s Sam Veerasamy celebrates his 250th parkrun


Dagenham 88 Runners have been out in force at various events up and down the country recently.

Dagenham 88s Hannah Sheikh at the Richmond half marathonDagenham 88s Hannah Sheikh at the Richmond half marathon

Hannah Sheikh beat her personal best by six minutes at the Richmond half marathon, where she finished in 1:51.58.

Rahana Islam clocked 1:58.20, while Ryder Islam took part in two one-mile races, finishing fourth in 6.42 and second in 6.40.

Lee Duggan (1:46.59) and Sara Prior (2:25.58) joined thousands at the Great North Run, while Anne Duggan ran the English half marathon and Trevor Robinson (23.49) and Bill Metcalfe (40.06) took on the Langham and Brokenhurst 5k events.

Husband-and-wife Ian and Caroline Cummins took part in the Bad Cow Weekend relay in Dorset, completing nine laps and covering 40 miles in 9:02.47.

Dagenham 88s Sara Prior at the Great North RunDagenham 88s Sara Prior at the Great North Run

Ian ran a marathon the next day, clocking 5:38.32.

A group of four Daggers took on the Nuclear Blast obstacle course race, with Ashley Pogmore completing 15k over three laps in 2:44.06, while Jamie Smith (1:38.14) and Denise Woolston (2:34.58) did 10k.

Woolston also managed a nighttime lap of 1:43.58, while Richele Cockley completed a daytime and nighttime lap.

Joel Denning, Paul Suett and Cassie Bryant competed in the 5k Tri Farm Swimathon in Chelmsford, while Jacqui Elliott clocked 61.58 for a mile at the Swim Serpentine event, where the club also provided baggage volunteers for the weekend.

Dagenham 88s Lee Duggan at the Great North RunDagenham 88s Lee Duggan at the Great North Run

There was a notable milestone for Sam Veerasamy on Saturday as he completed his 250th parkrun at Valentines, clocking 34.27.

And clubmates Jak Wright (19.04), Ryder Islam (25.00), Rahana Islam (27.21), Pritesh Patel (28.59), Lynne Northcutt (29.53), Emma Dudman (30.21), Sonya Veerasamy (34.31), Timi Veerasamy (34.34), Christine Lardner (34.44), Beverley Eagles (34.53) and Julie Dalphins (46.10) joined in the celebrations.

Caroline Tuck was first woman home at Barking in 21.24, while Thomas Dudman (22.47) ran at Harrow Lodge, Mick Brown (22.06) at Hockley Woods, Sharon Robinson (34.25) took on Harwich and Paul Eagles (27.04) and Jessica Ridall (54.03) completed the Raphael parkrun.

Meanwhile, Ian Cummins (37.49) and Caroline Cummins (37.52) were in action at the Upton House parkrun in Poole as part of their weekend away on the south coast.

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