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Athletics: Barking Road Runners’ Jenny Birch and Alison Fryatt take part in half-marathons

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 March 2017

Jenny Birch of Barking Road Runners shows off her medal after the Bath half-marathon

Jenny Birch of Barking Road Runners shows off her medal after the Bath half-marathon

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Alison Fryatt of Barking Road Runners faces the camera after the Dartford half-marathonAlison Fryatt of Barking Road Runners faces the camera after the Dartford half-marathon

Half-marathons were the order of the week for Barking Road Runners members as both Jenny Birch and Alison Fryatt took part in races over the distance.

Birch made the trip to Somerset to take part in the Bath half-marathon for the second time.

The course around the picturesque city is regarded as a fast, flat course which straddles both sides of the River Avon.

The nature of the route means competitors normally set a personal best for the half-marathon distance, and Birch was no exception.

The Barking Road Runners member came in a time two hours, 26 minutes and 46 seconds, much to her delight.

“To think a few years ago it used to take me over three hours!” Birch commented after completing the race.

For club-mate, Fryatt, it was a comparatively short journey across the Thames to take part in the Dartford half-marathon.

In contrast to the Bath course, the Dartford event featured several punishing climbs on the route.

Fryatt, though, was able to come through the other side smiling after clocking an impressive time of 2:17.34.

Parkrun results, Barking: Philip Ellul 20.41, Barry Culling 22.03, John Lang 24.33, Ronald Vialls 24.45, Charlotte Owen 26.25, Thomas Coughlan 27.48, Kresh Veerasamy 29.58, Dennis Spencer-Perkins 31.03.

Valentines: Diarmuid Mac Donnell 19.48, Mark Durrant 25.01, Rakesh Sandhu 28.35, Andrew Gwilliam 30.20.

Harrow Lodge: Richard Ash 32.34.

Seaton: Kieron Chapman 27.49, Nikki Cranmer 33.22.

Harlow: Paul Ward 22.05.

Lullingstone: Vicky Cooper 23.39.


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