Barking Road Runners show best form

PUBLISHED: 18:00 05 June 2017

Barking Road Runners at the Orion 5

Barking Road Runners at the Orion 5


Members tackle various events

Barking Road Runners at the Roding Valley parkrunBarking Road Runners at the Roding Valley parkrun

Barking Road Runners were represented at a number of races during the past week.

Alison Fryatt knocked a minute off her previous best for the Hatfield Broad Oak 10k, finishing in 56.26, while in central London, Lee Johnson (34.27), Derv Bartlett (40.53), Rakesh Sandhu (45.45), Barry Culling (48.30), and Maria Bartlett (55.32) took part in the popular London 10,000 event.

More locally, six runners completed the Orion Harriers’ Forest Five trail race at Epping Forest on Saturday morning.

Stuart Henderson (31.37) was 20th overall, whilst Vicky Cooper (36.07) was first in the V45 age category and Clare Foreman ran a pacy 39.22.

Andrew Gwilliam (47.25), Chris Groves (47.32) and Vicki Groves (55.02) also took part, while Amanda Heslegrave was fifth woman home at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k in 47.28.

Natalie Traylen clocked 26.01 at the Olympic Park Great Run Local and was second woman to finish at the Alice Rose charity fun run, while at Sunday’s Thorpe Park sprint triathlon, Trevor Cooper (1:22.05) knocked three minutes off his personal best.

A large number of club members also participated at parkrun and Great Run Local events in the region, with Manish Sharma setting a new best of 21.46.

Barry Culling clocked 23.21 at the New Beckton Park event, while Maya Mih ran the Barking & Dagenham junior parkrun in 15.09.

Latest results, Barking: Philip Ellul 20.43; Richard Gatehouse 21.36; Trevor Cooper 23.49; Sally Bridge 24.02; Wayne McAllister 24.48; John Lang 25.40; Nikki Cranmer 28.00; Andy Preston 28.03; Sonu Thethy 31.09; David Mottley 31.13; Cristina Cooper 34.36; Dawn Blake 35.13; Martin Brooks 35.14; Micky Ball 35.38; Melissa Lowndes 37.33; James Lowndes 37.37; Trevor Parkin 48.32.

Beckton: Barry Culling 24.10.

Raphael: Kresh Veerasamy 29.22.

Roding Valley: Paul Withyman 20.43; Manish Sharma 21.46; Rakesh Sandhu 22.27; Robin Booputh 25.41; Katherine Withyman 27.18; Ken Summerfield 33.08; Richard Ash 36.40.

Valentines: Diarmuid Mac Donnell 19.42; Kevin Wotton 20.17; Viorel Mih 21.26; Tom Barton 23.35; Gillian Barton 33.57.

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