Alan Murphy leads the way for Barking Road Runners

PUBLISHED: 09:00 11 July 2017

Alan Murphy receiving his cash prize (Pic: Barking Road Runners)

Alan Murphy receiving his cash prize (Pic: Barking Road Runners)


The latest news from the Barking Road Runners club

Zoe Hiller completing her run (Pic: Barking Road Runners)Zoe Hiller completing her run (Pic: Barking Road Runners)

Alan Murphy continues to cause upsets as he bagged another victory at the fourth race of the Barking Road Runners Handicap Series.

The race sees athletes set off at different times depending on their ability, with the fastest going off last, but the winner is still first past the post.

The casual park run competitor Murphy, who does a lot of work at the club, landed a £10 cash prize and is now keen to tackle more challenges.

Youngster Zoe Hiller competed well in a 300m swim and a 2K run (16.07) at the Youth Games Aquathon.

Maxine Brown after finishing the Southend Half Marathon (Pic: Barking Road Runners)Maxine Brown after finishing the Southend Half Marathon (Pic: Barking Road Runners)

The Southend Half Marathon saw a trio of Barking Road Runners run 13.1 miles in glorious weather, with Clare Forman declaring that it was “soooo hot”, although she just missed out on achieving her personal best with a time of one hour and fifty minutes.

Maxine Brown also just narrowly missed out on a personal best with a time of an hour and 40 minutes and Wayne Palmer managed to complete the route in an hour and 57 minutes.

Nyokabi Kiruthi took part in the British 10K and got to run past some of London’s most iconic landmarks and finished in one hour and three minutes.

A large number of club members also participated at various parkruns.

Barking: James Lowndes 19.31, Philip Ellul 20.17, Trevor Cooper 23.46, Sally Bridge 24.24, Cristina Cooper 25.35, Andrew Hiller 27.24, Robert Courtier 28.04, Jennifer Birch 29.54, Kresh Veerasamy 30.10, Ronald Vialls 32.36, Daniel Plawiak 32.37, Ken Summerfield 33.32, David George Mottley 33.32, Dawn Blake 33.52, Alan Murphy 36.23, James Byers 38.53, Melissa Lowndes 38.53 and Trevor Parkin 45.12.

Billericay: Barry Culling 23.52, Andrew Gwilliam 24.48 and Andy Preston 24.49.

Dartford: Vicky Cooper 21.08.

Raphael: Kieran Ware 25.15 and Gary Harford 25.56.

Valentines: Paul David Withyman 20.41, Tom Barton 22.45, Manish Sharma 22.46, Rakesh Sandhu 22.46, Wayne McAllister 24.38, Robin Booputh 24.55, Katherine Withyman 26.46, Chris Grove 27, Vicky Groves 28.10 and Antony Leckerman 28.14.

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