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Athletics: Barking’s Spooner shines in Berlin

PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 September 2018

Barking Road Runners Faye Spooner at the Berlin Marathon

Barking Road Runners Faye Spooner at the Berlin Marathon

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Barking Road Runners’ Faye Spooner completed her 12th marathon of 2018 in style in Berlin.

Barking Road Runners Richard Dudman and Cristina Cooper at Revolve 24Barking Road Runners Richard Dudman and Cristina Cooper at Revolve 24

Spooner, who ran a total of 15 marathons in 2017, clocked 3:54.55 in the German capital and called it a “lovely, lovely marathon”.

Cristina Cooper completed 31 laps at Brands Hatch in the Revolve 24 event, a festival of cycling, for a distance of 75 miles and 1,639m elevation to finish as third female.

Clubmate Richard Dudman managed 43 laps for third male.

Natalie Traylen took on the Pirate Run in Richmond Park which involved numerous surprises en route and clocked 29.40 for the 5k.

Parkruns, Barking: Sally Bridge 23.49, Amanda Heslegrave 24.11, Andy Preston 24.45, Andrew Hiller 25.59, Cristina Cooper 26.10, Melissa Lowndes 31.18, Nikki Cranmer 31.20, Kresh Veerasamy 32.56, David Mottley 32.57, Ken Summerfield 33.23, Micky Ball 37.53, Greg Adams 37.56, Wayne McAllister 39.40, Alan Murphy 45.02, Trevor Parkin 47.33. Mile End: Rory Burr 22.11, Barry Culling 24.16. Raphael: Ray Taylor 36.44. Richmond: Alex Jeremy 21.12. Valentines: Tom Barton 24.9, Robin Booputh 25.45, Rakesh Sandhu 26.49, Andrew Gwilliam 28.20, Thomas Coughlan 29.35, Gillian Barton 34.05, Chris Groves 60.52.

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