Barking’s Bartlett bags top award

PUBLISHED: 18:00 02 February 2015

Barking Road Runners' Derv Bartlett was named Sports Person of the Year at the Barking & Dagenham Sports Awards

Barking Road Runners' Derv Bartlett was named Sports Person of the Year at the Barking & Dagenham Sports Awards


Derv delighted with sports prize

Barking Road Runners Derv Bartlett was named the borough’s sports person of the year at the annual awards ceremony at Barking Town Hall.

Bartlett received the prize from council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell in recognition of his hard work, commitment and achievements as a runner having been nominated by the club’s committee.

Di Parsons, meanwhile, took four minutes off her half marathon personal best while running in Torremolinos, clocking 2:01.19.

Martin Page completed the Regents Park 10k in 41.25 on Sunday, while Mick Wilby ran the London Winter 10k in 53.01.

Eight club members took part in the latest Barking parkrun, with Liv Ionita first home in 17.26.

Clubmate Scott Stirrat (18.47) was second to cross the line, with Diarmuid MacDonnell continuing his fine form with a time of 20.19 in third.

Amanda Heslegrave was first woman to finish in 22.28, ahead of unattached duo Sophie Apps (23.38) and Angela Farfan (23.59).

Barking’s Sifelani Sayisayi took 90 seconds off her best to finish in 31.03, while Andrew Gwilliam (23.08), Alison Fryatt (27.50) and volunteer tail-runner David Mottley (46.07) also took part in a field of 54.

Series leaders, men: Neil Williamson 2,749 points; Adam Shaikh 2,458; Aftab Sarwar 2,298; women: Dawn Blake 2,584; Iman Shaikh 2,496; Cashelle Souris 2,337.

Club captain Vicky Cooper was a tailrunner at the Oak Hill event in north London, clocking 45.40.

Others, Valentines: Andy Preston 21.41; Antony Leckerman 21.49; Wayne McAllister 24.05; Cristina Cooper 26.25; Vicki Groves 27.01; Rakesh Sandhu 28.19; Pritesh Patel 28.34.

Beckton: Barry Culling 23.30.

Gunpowder, Enfield: Paul Ward 21.14; Lisa Ward 36.56.

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