Beagle Harun is Love Run’ champ

HARUN ABDI of the Newham & Essex Beagles club took first place in the men s section of the City of London West Ham Park 5km run series. In the event held at West Ham Park on Valentine s Day, and dubbed the Love Run , Abdi clocked a time 17 minutes 51 sec

HARUN ABDI of the Newham & Essex Beagles club took first place in the men's section of the City of London West Ham Park 5km run series.

In the event held at West Ham Park on Valentine's Day, and dubbed the "Love Run", Abdi clocked a time 17 minutes 51 seconds, the fastest timing of the series so far.

John O'Shea of Highgate Harriers continued to dominate the series with a third win in the men's 40-plus category with a time of 18.45.

Diana Kennedy of Woodford Green Ladies won her second consecutive women's 5km run with a time of 19.22.


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Eton Manor's Rachel Brittle sealed her second victory in the women's 35-plus category by completing the course in 26.29.

O'Shea and Rachel Lund won the fastest couple title in a field of more than five couples in the specially-themed category.

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Tessa Sanderson CBE presented prizes to all of the winners.

The fourth and final build-up run of the Newham Classic 10km run will be held on February 28 at West Ham Park.

Overall winners of the series will be awarded with prizes during the Newham Classic 10km, which will be held on April 18, at West Ham Park.

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