Athletics: Dagenham 88 Runners go the distance

PUBLISHED: 12:00 31 May 2018

Ian Cummins and Timi Veerasamy at the Dorchester Marathon

Ian Cummins and Timi Veerasamy at the Dorchester Marathon


Dagenham 88 Runners tackled various challenges from parkrun to the London to Brighton 100k Challenge over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Regents Park Race for Life 10kDagenham 88 Runners at the Regents Park Race for Life 10k

Christine Sloan took on the more gruelling distance, covering the 62 miles from capital to coast in 27 hours 53 minutes and five seconds.

Ian Cummins (4:45) and Timi Veerasamy completed the Dorchester Marathon, while Nigel Swinburne clocked 3:14.01 at Edinburgh.

And Rosina Salmon, Sara Prior, Lorraine Moor, Emma O’Shea and Jacqui Elliott showed great camaraderie to run the Regents Park 10k Race for Life together and finish hand in hand in one hour 19 minutes.

Kelly Drake-Tapscott and Kay Sandford clocked 32.15 at the Brentwood 5k event, while eight-year-old Ryder Islam completed the Westminster Mile in 6.25 and Sydney Drake-Tapscott, aged just two and a half, finished in 29.15.

Rahana and Ryder Islam at the Westminster MileRahana and Ryder Islam at the Westminster Mile

Jamie Austin (23.03), Luke Summers (27.14) and Billy Walkington (35.04) acted as pacemakers at the latest Raphael parkrun, helping fellow runners to new personal bests, with Peter Salmon finishing first for the club in 19.43.

Ryder Islam was first at the latest Barking & Dagenham junior parkrun at central Park in 8.21, pipping Emily Caton (8.22)

Parkrun results, Andover: Timi Veerasamy 31.20; Sam Veerasamy 34.07. Barking: Sonya Veerasamy 51.13. Fountains Abbey: Bill Metcalfe 40.53. Mile End: Paul Suett 19.08; Cassie Bryant 27.44. Raphael: Andrew Beazeley 28.53; Louise Chappell 30.04; Jacqueline Frewin 30.45; Simon Childs 33.03; Suzanne Easley 34.50; Stephen Easley 48.17. Valentines: Ryder Islam 24.28; Nils Hollmann 24.44; Rahana Islam 25.35; Manji Gami 27.40; Emma Dudman 28.29; Beverley Eagles 31.02; Jane Swanson-Sprent 32.59; Vennisa Chowdhury 33.23; Ronnie Waller 41.51; Julie Dalphinis 44.19. Wimpole: Caroline Tuck 24.03.

Junior: Olamilekan Oshinaike 10.19; Jake Konstantinou 11.25; Amelia Godfrey 11.39; Alex Patel 11.53; Daniel Dawson 11.57; Zac Du Toit 12.06; Amelia Beazeley 13.59; Baxter Moran 15.08; Ravneet Hundal 17.03; Jia Ladhar 17.05; Prabjot Kaur 17.09; Manav Hundal 18.28; Arshjot Kaur 18.30; Maya Rebecca Mih 18.31; Evie Beazeley 19.10; Muhammad-Hadi Raja 19.41; Stefan Stark 20.21; Karina Ladhar 21.13; Sebastian Newlan 22.02; Ryan Burpitt 22.18; Chloe Burpitt 22.40.

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