Birthday treat for super Cooper
PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 February 2015
Barking Road Runners impress at 10k events
Barking Road Runners Trevor Cooper celebrated his birthday with a fine run at the Greenwich 10k.
Cooper clocked 54 minutes 25 seconds to finish behind clubmate Mick Wilby (52.34), but ahead of wife Cristina (61.19).
Alison Fryatt competed in the Olympic Park 10k and clocked 57.19, while seven members took part in a marathon workshop organised by club captain Vicky Cooper and run by experienced Trevor Rawson.
Derv Bartlett, Lee Johnson, Ron Vialls, Emma Roebuck, Lisa Maughan, Mahbub Khan and Andrew Gwilliam received advice on training programmes, race planning, illness and injury, before Cooper and Rob Courtier tackled the rolling hills of the Seven Sisters in the South Downs on Sunday.
Johnson was first man home at the latest Barking parkrun in an excellent time of 17.19, with Matthew Braybrook (17.43) and Ray Lawrence (18.52) completing the top three.
Sara Luck was first woman home in 21.07, with Sarah Wilson (21.32) and Cristina Cooper (26.20) next to finish as 53 runners from nine clubs took part.
Series leaders, men: Neil Williamson 2,845; Adam Shaikh 2,458; Aftab Sarwar 2,389; women: Iman Shaikh 2,596; Dawn Blake 2,584; Cashelle Souris 2,434.
Barking’s Andy Preston ran a personal best of 20.34 at Valentines.
Results, Barking: Johnson 17.19; Mahbub Khan 24.15; Cristina Cooper 26.20; Clare Foreman 27.43; David Mottley 31.40; Jennifer Birch 33.36; Claudette Prosper 34.55; Dennis Spencer-Perkins 39.44; Alan Murphy 42.59.
Hackney Marshes: Barry Culling 21.45; Kresh Veerasamy 25.21.
Valentines: Preston 20.34; Wayne McAllister 23.41; Rakesh Sandhu 25.57; Vicki Groves 30.02.
Gunpowder: Paul Ward 20.54.
Mile End: Diarmuid MacDonnell 20.09; Amanda Heslegrave 22.24; Pritesh Patel 25.55.
Harrow Lodge: Andrew Gwilliam 23.41.
Bognor Regis: Richard Ash 37.52.
n Thomas Dudman was first to finish at the latest Barking & Dagenham Junior parkrun in Central Park.
Dudman clocked 9.30 to pip first girl Zoe Hiller (9.48), as debutant Frankie Pickard (10.27) finished third overall.
Maddison Sprent (10.28), Ryder Islam (10.46) and Annelise Crispin (10.55) completed the top six as a total of 12 runners took part, with Winona Taylor (13.38) and Matthew Coppin (17.43) making their debuts.