Athletics: Barking Road Runners impress
PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 March 2018
Barking Road Runners’ Lee Johnson was ninth at the Dartford half marathon, a week after completing the London Big Half.
Wayne Palmer showed a return to fitness to finish in 1:53.24, while Alison Palmer dug deep to come home in 2:24.02 as Phill Ellul and Ron Vialls also took part.
Johnson is now focused on the Brentwood half, which will be the club’s first Grand Prix race of 2018/19.
Natalie Traylen, Andrew Gwilliam, Anthony Leckerman and Diurmuid MacDonnell formed a team at the Chingford League relay race, with each covering a two-mile circuit.
Gwilliam ran the second leg in a watch time of 17.50, but noted his team-mates ran a little faster.
Cristina Cooper took part in the women-only duathlon at the Velopark and finished the two-mile run, six-mile bike ride and one-mile run in just under an hour in a new personal best of 59.33.
Cooper’s very first attempt at the race was 1:19.37.