Barking Road Runners shine on home turf
PUBLISHED: 14:30 09 September 2015
Teams finish third in latest ELVIS outing
Barking Road Runners finished third in the men’s and women’s standings on home turf at Barking Park in the latest East London Five Interclub Series event.
Lee Johnson was fourth overall in 16mins 37secs, with James Lowndes (18.33), Derv Bartlett (19.10) and Philip Ellul (19.30) also in fine form for the men.
Vicky Cooper led the women home in a new best of 20.28, with Viorel Mih (20.15), Antony Leckerman (20.57), Ron Vialls (21.21), Gareth Tucker (21.31), Amanda Heslegrave (22.19), Jacqui Bennett (22.36), Mick Davidson (24.14), Alain Cooper (25.15), Clare Foreman (25.25) and Di Parsons (25.53) also in action.
Colin Jones tackled the Harlow 10 and showed he is well on the way back to form after injury as he finished in 1:19.00.
The club also enjoyed plenty of success at the Dagenham 10k on Sunday, as Johnson won in a fine time of 35.22 and Heslegrave took the top female spot in 46.03.
The busy Heslegrave had competed in a sprint triathlon prior to the race, finishing in a fine 1:34.11, having also competed in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k at Stratford on Saturday.
Heslegrave finished second in her age group in 45.45, while Wayne McAllister clocked 49.43 and Alison Fryatt ran 57.36 on a busy weekend of her own.
Fryatt competed in the Spitfire 10k on Sunday, clocking 54.57, after a group of four Barking Road Runners took part in the Crown to Crown 5k at Laindon last Wednesday, with Kieron Chapman first home in 25.25.
Andrew Gwilliam (25.55) was not far behind, with Rob Courtier (27.22) and Nikki Chapman (29.31) completing the contingent.
n Barking’s Cristina Cooper was the first woman to finish at the latest Barking parkrun, coming home 14th overall in 23.41.
Angela Farfan (25.00) and Amanda Johnson (25.17) also made the top three, while the men were led home by Thomas Glasock, of East London Runners, in 19.06.
Timothy Shieff (19.20) pipped Barking’s Philip Ellul (19.33) to second place in a field of 66 athletes from nine clubs.
Ellul, Paige Hill, Richard Matthews, Carol Statham, Suzanne Atkins, Shieff, Donna Clinker and Lee Parker, on his 50th parkrun, all set new bests.
Ron Vialls (21.19), Ellul and Glasock had the best Age Grade scores on the day.
Other parkrun results, Barking: Vicki Groves 25.51; Dawn Blake 26.33; Nikki Cranmer 26.48; Ella MacIntyre 27.44; Jenni Birch 29.20; Olivia Walugembe 29.30; Teresa Davis 30.52; Alan Murphy 35.10; Claudette Prosper 43.34.
Hackney: Di Parsons 25.47.
Mile End: Alain Cooper 25.17.
Raphael: Kresh Veerasamy 27.03; Dennis Spencer-Perkins 27.19.
Valentines: Antony Leckerman 21.39; Rakesh Sandhu 25.30.
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