Barking Road Runners support Ilford event

PUBLISHED: 08:20 04 January 2017

Barking Road Runners at Ilford's 10-mile cross-country event

Barking Road Runners at Ilford's 10-mile cross-country event


Athletes help raise funds at 10-mile race

Barking Road Runners at the Valentines parkrunBarking Road Runners at the Valentines parkrun

Barking Road Runners showed their support for Ilford’s 10-mile cross-country event at Hainault Forest.

The annual race is held to help raise funds for Ilford’s Kevin Newell, who requires full-time care after an accident, and competitors run three laps of a challenging and muddy course.

Derv Bartlett was first Barking member home in 19th place in 71 minutes 15 seconds, with Diarmuid Mac Donnell (72.55) not far behind.

Colin Jones took 18 minutes off his personal best to clock 77.21, as Viorel Mih (79.11), John George (81.51), Wayne McAllister (82.05), Ron Vialls (84.20) and Rakesh Sandhu (87.05) all beat the 90-minute mark.

Barking Road Runners and friends at the New Year's Day parkrun at ValentinesBarking Road Runners and friends at the New Year's Day parkrun at Valentines

Completing a large Barking contingent were Alain Cooper (96.16), Cristina Cooper (97.13), Natalie Traylen (97.35), Philip Ellul (98.26), Kresh Veerasamy (1:45.51), Veronica Barikor (1:47.02), Alison Fryatt (1:48.37), Dennis Spencer-Perkins (1:56.52) and Rob Courtier (1:57.47).

n Several members doubled up on New Year’s Day at the Wanstead Flats and Valentines parkrun events.

Antony Leckerman was first Barking runner home at Wanstead in 23.55, ahead of Andrew Gwilliam (23.59), Cristina Cooper (25.44), Rakesh Sandhu (26.05), Thomas Coughlan (27.05), Kresh Veerasamy (28.51), Alison Fryatt (32.22) and Chris Anastasi (33.49).

Derv Bartlett led the way at Valentines with a new best of 19.37, ahead of Diarmuid Mac Donnell (20.14), Colins Jones (21.33) and Ron Vialls (22.11).

Leckerman (22.35) was first of the doubling-up athletes to finish, with Gwilliam (22.42) close behind, and Cooper (25.01), Sandhu (26.59), Veerasamy (29.11), Fryatt (29.44) and Coughlan (30.35) also in action.

Mahbub Khan (24.42), Dawn Blake (26.24), Dennis Spencer-Perkins (29.09), Robert Courtier (31.04), Micky Ball (35.01) and Alan Murphy (43.03) also dusted off the cobwebs to take part.

Other parkrun results (December 31), Barking: Diarmuid Mac Donnell 19.58; Ronald Vialls 22.37; Mahbub Khan 24.21; Trevor Cooper 24.36; John Lang 25.20; Cristina Cooper 25.47; Dawn Blake 26.45; Philip Ellul 27.33; Jennifer Birch 30.47; David Mottley 33.21; Micky Ball 34.20; Robert Courtier 34.37; Alan Murphy 43.51; Chris Anastasi 45.14.

Brentwood: Martin Page 22.45.

Clacton: Andy Horlock 30.33.

Raphael: Gary Harford 26.37; Thomas Coughlan 26.58; Kresh Veerasamy 28.58.

Shrewsbury: Vicky Cooper 21.51.

Valentines: Antony Leckerman 21.55; Andrew Gwilliam 23.52; Rakesh Sandhu 23.55; Vicki Groves 30.43.

Wormwood Scrubs: Barry Culling 25.08.

Yeovil Montacute: Kieron Chapman 27.47; Nikki Cranmer 33.16.

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