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Dagenham’s Grange rises to Hog Hill challenge to remain in pole position for honours

PUBLISHED: 13:17 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:17 16 November 2017

Dagenham 88 Runners at Stebbing

Dagenham 88 Runners at Stebbing

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Dagenham 88 Runners Paul Grange consolidated his place at the top of the standings at the latest Chingford League race at Hog Hill.

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Chingford League race at Hog Hill Dagenham 88 Runners at the Chingford League race at Hog Hill

Grange finished second in the men’s race in 16 minutes 30 seconds to remain in first place overall, with two rounds left.

And his efforts helped the Dagenham men finish sixth overall, with Joel Denning (20.51), Peter Salmon (21.00); Mick Brown (21.38), Paul Brior (21.48), Andy Wright (22.45) and Mo Toki (22.45) not far apart.

Aayon and Zeina Sheikh ran the juniors 2k race before the women’s event, where Dagenham were led home by Hannah Sheikh (25.26).

Emma O’Shea (29.12) and Rosina Salmon (29.45) also beat the 30-minute mark, with Kelly Drake-Tapscott (30.30) not far behind as the club fielded a total of 37 athletes overall.

Dagenham 88s Zayna, Hannah and Aayon Sheikh Dagenham 88s Zayna, Hannah and Aayon Sheikh

Others: Tony Woodgate 24.02; Trevor Robinson 24.05; Ian Cummins 24.13; Danny White 24.36; Neil Moses 25.03; Michael Pegnall 25.26; Owen Daize 25.42; Gary Cardnell 26.05; Michael Ashford 28.09; Jamie Austin 29.46; Luke Summers 29.46; Lynne Northcutt 31.17; Sara Prior 31.33; Lorraine Moor 32.49; Denise Woolston 33.25; Kaye Sandford 33.57; Sam Veerasamy 34.38; Timi Veerasamy 36.32; Christine Lardner 36.32; Abigail O’Shea 38.46; Richele Cockley 38.46; Jo Smith 39.54; Anne Wright 39.54.

Nigel Swinburne led the way for Dagenham at the Stebbing 10 on Remembrance Sunday, clocking 64.58.

Paul Prior (80.06), Ian Cummins (80.28) and Danny White (80.40) were not far apart as the club fielded 17 runners in all.

Others: Tony Woodgate 81.20; Hannah Sheikh 84.45; Michael Pegnall 85.26; Nik Chowdhury 92.51; Timi Veerasamy 94.33; Sonya Veerasamy 1:40.15; Sara Prior 1:43.14; Karen Joy 1:45.30; Leigh Moring 1:45.50; Sharon Robinson 1:48.13; Jane Swanson-Sprent 1:48.13; Sam Veerasamy 1:56.20; Claire Broadley 2:10.09; Lorraine Scott 2:10.09.

Jamie Austin set a new best of 1:56.35 at the Poppy Half Marahont in Bexhill-on-Sea, as Luke Summers clocked 2:15.57 after waiting for medical help with a fellow competitor who suffered a nasty fall.

Trevor Robinson ran the Met League five-mile in 40 minutes at Welwyn Garden City, as Ashley Pogmore, Jamie Smith, Richele Cockley and Denise Woolston ran the Nuclear Fallout 12k.

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