Parkrun: 150 up for Barking veteran Vialls

PUBLISHED: 11:00 13 February 2018

Barking Road Runners' Ron Vialls completed his 150th parkrun at the weekend

Barking Road Runners' Ron Vialls completed his 150th parkrun at the weekend


Barking Road Runners Ron Vialls completed his 150th parkrun on a day for milestones at Barking.

Clubmate Alain Cooper brought up his century, while Derv Bartlett ran his 50th parkrun and it was poignant for Vialls, after beating prostate cancer.

Vialls clocked a season’s best of 21.47 to finish behind Bartlett (20.11), Alex Jeremy (20.23) and Rory Burr (20.52).

Wayne McAllister (23.34), Mahbub Khan (23.49), Andrew Hiller (24.00) and Sally Bridge (24.34) were among the next to finish, as Andy Preston (27.43), Martin Brooks (28.06), Cooper (29.13) and Daniel Plawiak (29.59) also went below the 30-minute mark.

There was little between Jennifer Birch (31.15), Nikki Cranmer (31.18) and Dawn Blake (31.18), as David Mottley (31.52), Greg Adams (40.36), Emma Ley (44.57), Trevor Parkin (45.12) and Alan Murphy (49.18) also ran for Barking.

Dagenham 88 Runners were represented by Pritesh Patel (25.543), Julie Cardnell (34.10) and Lynne Northcott (36.10).

Others, Gunpowder: Louise Chappell 28.49. Hockley Woods: Bill Metcalfe 44.44. Raphael: Martin Page 21.05; Clare Foreman 23.17; Luke Summers 28.57; Jacqueline Frewin 31.47; Kresh Veerasamy 31.49; Jacqui Elliott 36.02; Suzanne Easley 38.16. Valentines: Ryder Islam 23.19; Tom Barton 25.06; Rahana Islam 25.08; Manji Game 25.53; Hannah Sheikh 27.58; Vicki Groves 28.11; Emma Dudman 28.38; Antony Leckerman 29.27; Jane Swanson-Sprent 33.14; Emma O’Shea 33.15; Beverley Eagles 33.16; Sam Veerasamy 34.52; Gillian Barton 36.07; Vennisa Chowdhury 36.16; Richard Ash 43.40; Julie Dalphinis 46.19.

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