Local athletes prove too hot to trot at latest ELVIS event over Hainault Forest course

PUBLISHED: 16:00 23 July 2018

Barking Road Runners at the Newman Hilly 5

Barking Road Runners at the Newman Hilly 5


Local athletes defied muggy conditions to compete in the latest East London Five Interclub Series event in Hainault Forest last Wednesday evening.

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Newman Hilly 5Dagenham 88 Runners at the Newman Hilly 5

Ilford AC hosted the Newman Hilly 5 – the fourth race in this year’s series – and the two-lap mixed terrain course took athletes on some challenging hills near the children’s zoo and golf course.

After a long downhill stretch towards a circuit of the lake, they repeated the route, with Paul Suett (32.30) of Dagenham 88 Runners pipping Barking Road Runners Diarmuid Mac Donnell (32.47) to earn the bragging rights between the rival clubs.

Dagenham sent a total of 29 members to the event, with the men’s scoring team completed by Callum Cockley (37.22), Jamie Austin (38.15), Gary Cardnell (42.10), Ian Cummins (42.16) and Matthew Ashford (45.45).

Their first woman home was Hannah Sheikh (43.10), as Rahana Islam (45.01), Cassandra Bryant (45.50) and Jenny O’Hanlon (47.03) completed the scoring quartet.

Following Mac Donnell home for Barking were Derv Bartlett (33.43), Antony Leckerman (36.29), Martin Page (36.31), Trevor Cooper (37.18) and Rory Burr (37.19).

And their first four women to finish were Natalie Traylen (45.51), Cristina Cooper (52.11), Leslie Jay (54.04) and Nikki Cranmer (54.38).

The next race in ths 2018 ELVIS competition is a 5k race at Harold Wood on Wednesday August 1, starting at 7.30pm.

Others, Barking: Ron Vialls 37.22, Kevin Wotton 38.21, Viorel Mih 38.45, Andy Preston 40.33, Barry Culling 4.207, Martin Mason 45.17, Michael Davison 45.27, Alain Cooper 49.55, Dennis Spencer-Perkins 50.19, Robert Courtier 50.35, Robin Booputh 50.49, Kresh Veerasamy 55.05, Alison Fryatt 61.05, Chris Anastasi 61.10.

Dagenham: Nils Hollmann 46.35, Luke Summers 46.59, Louise Chapppell 48.04, Jennifer Akroyd 48.25, Andrew Beazeley 48.30, Leigh Moring 49.53, Emma O’Shea 50.02, Michael Ashford 50.59, Timi Veerasamy 51.00, Lynne Northcutt 53.02, Lorraine Moor 55.18, Christine Lardner 58.44, Carol Moring 58.44, Kay Sandford 60.11, Mrs Woolston 60.12, Sam Veerasamy 63.53, Kelly Drake-Tapscott 63.53, Richele Cockley 64.32, Jacqui Elliott 64.32.

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