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Barking Road Runners enjoy overseas competitions

PUBLISHED: 13:00 31 October 2017

Barking Road Runners Di Parsons in Las Palmas (Pic: Barking Road Runners)

Barking Road Runners Di Parsons in Las Palmas (Pic: Barking Road Runners)

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Barking Road Runners seem to have gained a taste of competing overseas.

With no local events penned into the racing calendar Faye Spooner headed off to Italy and Di Parsons went to Las Palma in Gran Canaria this weekend.

Venice was the venue for Spooner’s penultimate marathon of 12 marathons in 12 months.

Starting in Stra, a small town west of Venice, she pounded the historic streets towards the magnificent town centre passing St. Mark’s Square, before taking on a route over the 14 bridges before running towards the Gran Canal to the stylish finish line at Riva Sette Martiri.

Di Parsons went all out to embrace Spanish night life culture and kicked off a night in Las Palmas by mixing with the locals, other expats and running tourists alike by running the Las Palmas 10km night race.

The race took runners past Las Palmas de Gran Canaria´s Las Canteras beach and the historical and cultural center.

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