Barking’s prize guys lead as locals show depth at latest ELVIS race in Raphael Park

PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 June 2018

Dagenham 88 Runners at the latest ELVIS event in Havering

Dagenham 88 Runners at the latest ELVIS event in Havering


Local athletes were out in force at the latest East London Five Interclub Series event at Raphael Park.

Barking Road Runners' Lee Johnson and Ron Vialls at the latest ELVIS race in Raphael ParkBarking Road Runners' Lee Johnson and Ron Vialls at the latest ELVIS race in Raphael Park

Barking Road Runners’ Lee Johnson finished the five-mile race, hosted by Havering 90 Joggers, in second place in 27mins 44secs as clubmate Ron Vialls won the M60 category in 35.52.

Paul Ward (32.10), Derv Bartlett (32.43), Paul Withyman (33.46), Martin Page (34.10), Rory Burr (35.04), Kevin Wotton (35.28) and Antony Leckerman (35.26) finished ahead of Vialls, with Stuart Burr (36.00) just behind.

Completing the club contingent were Barry Culling (40.06), Gary Harford (42.30), Andrew Gwilliam (42.34), Natalie Traylen (43.27), Robert Courtier (47.03), Dennis Spencer-Perkins (47.15) and Nikki Cranmer (52.36).

Dagenham 88 Runners had no fewer than 38 members in action, led home by Peter Salmon (33.02).

Barking Road Runners Ron Vialls, Kevin Wotton and Rory Burr at the latest ELVIS race at Raphael ParkBarking Road Runners Ron Vialls, Kevin Wotton and Rory Burr at the latest ELVIS race at Raphael Park

Jamie Austin (36.13), Marios Pitsialis (36.40), Mick Brown (37.05), Tony Woodgate (37.31) and Callum Cockley (38.07) completed the men’s scoring team, as Rahana Islam (40.38), Jennifer Akroyd (43.00), Jenny O’Hanlon (43.31) and Cassie Bryant (44.24) scored for the women.

The next race in the series is the Midsummer 5k at the Olympic Park on Thursday (June 210, 7.30pm).

*Barking’s Robert Courtier, Gary Harford and Nikki Cranmer were in action at the latest Crown to Crown 5k at Westley Heights Country Park, while Natalie Traylen took part in a gym triathlon.

The event consisted of a 132 metre swim, which Traylen finished in 1.32, followed by a 5k static bike ride (10.10) and 2k treadmill run (11.39).

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Southend TriathlonDagenham 88 Runners at the Southend Triathlon

Meanwhile, six Dagenham 88 Runners took part in the Southend Triathlon, which was made up of a 750m swim, 21k bike and 5k run.

Marios Pitsialis finished in 1:30.59, as Cassie Saskia clocked 1:49.50, with Paul Suett, Danny White and Jane Swanson-Sprent also completing the event, as Jacqui Elliott took on the bike and run elements.

Jenny Akroyd finished the Bridge Triathlon in Dartford in 3:10.58, after a 1500m swim, 42k bike ride and 10k run.

Results, ELVIS (Dagenham 88 Runners): Ian Cummins 38.46, Nils Hollmann 40.14, Danny Allen 40.24, Michael Pegnall 40.36, Steve Whitfield 41.39, Danny White 42.30, Luke Summers 42.43, Paul Suett 44.23, Louise Chappell 44.39, Rosina Salmon 44.51, Andrew Beazeley 45.17, Leigh Moring 45.56, Timi Veerasamy 46.12, Emma O’Shea 46.13, Lorraine Moor 49.05, Jacqueline Frewin 50.27, Kelly Drake-Tapscott 53.59, Carol Moring 53.57, Christine Lardner 54.00, Kay Sandford 54.32, Karen Joy 54.34, Sharon Robinson 54.35, Irene Campen 54.58, Richele Cockley 57.57, Sam Veerasamy 58.51, Amy Kingston 60.06, Kirsty Hannan 60.36, Sarah Horne 60.37.

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