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Athletics: Barking Road Runners up for cross-country challenges

PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 November 2018

Barking Road Runners at Hadleigh for the South Essex League meeting

Barking Road Runners at Hadleigh for the South Essex League meeting

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Barking Road Runners were out in force at their latest cross-country challenges at the weekend.

Barking Road Runners held their end of year presentation evening with trophies handed out for cross-country, the ELVIS series, 5k handicap, Grand Prix, most improved, club member and life membership awardsBarking Road Runners held their end of year presentation evening with trophies handed out for cross-country, the ELVIS series, 5k handicap, Grand Prix, most improved, club member and life membership awards

A group of six competed at Trent Park in the Chingford League, which doubled up as Sorority and Fraternity Cup competitions.

Paul Grange led Barking home in a fine 13th place, as Gary Coombes clocked 28.33 in 28th.

Trevor Robinson finished 195th, as Natalie Traylen clocked 44.41 to finish as 109th woman, but Andrew Gwilliam missed out due to equipment trouble.

Joseph Grange was ninth in the under-13 race, held over a 3k course.

Barking sent a biggest-ever squad of 41 to Hadleigh for their South Essex League meeting, where Paul Grange (23.58) again led them home and finished as second male.

Gary Coombes (24.36), Steve Philcox (26.03) and James Lowndes (27.14) were the next men to finish, with Debbie Coyle (27.47) first Barking female on her debut and fifth woman overall.

Viorel Mih (28.00), Diarmuid Mac Donnell (28.37), Derv Bartlett (29.04) and Paul Ward (29.35) also beat the 30-minute mark.

Others: Colin Jones 30.02, Rory Burr 30.06, David Kail 30.36, Martin Page 32.10, John George 33.01, Ron Vialls 33.36, Trevor Robinson 33.46, Daniel Plawiak 34.58, Barry Culling 35.46, Charlotte Owen 36.39, Andrew Gwilliam 36.43, Alain Cooper 37.14, Richard Quye 38.03, Gary Harford 39.06, Martin Mason 39.20, Cristina Cooper 39.32, Rachel Robinson 40.48, Natalie Traylen 41.00, Debra Jean-Baptiste 43.19, Veronica Barikor 43.38, Les Jay 44.57, Antony Maughan 45.36, Rob Courtier 45.46, Tom Coughlan 46.14, Kresh Veerasamy 46.26, Melissa Lowndes 47.05, Maria Bartlett 47.08, Alison Fryatt 47.30, Chris Anastasi 47.33, Julie Gillender 48.55, Dennis Spencer-Perkins 50.25, Mick Ball 55.23.

Parkrun results, Barking: Colin Jones 20.44; Ron Vialls 22.28; Sally Bridge 24.53; Andrew Hiller 25.40; Robert Courtier 29.53; Greg Adams 36.50; Trevor Parkin 49.08.

Beckton: Jennifer Birch 33.35.

Black Park: Wayne McAllister 26.19.

Harrow Lodge: Rory Burr 22.08; Stuart Burr 24.04; Barry Culling 26.40.

Roding Valley: Paul Withyman 22.40.

Valentines: Antony Leckerman 21.49; Kevin Wotton 24.18; Mark Durrant 27.30; Declan Peters 27.34; Richard Ash 34.16; Viorel Mih 39.57.

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