Dagenham 88 Runners enjoy success at ELVIS race and plenty of different park runs

PUBLISHED: 14:00 13 August 2018

Dagenham 88 Runners at Orion Forest ELVIS race (Pic: Ian Cummins)

Dagenham 88 Runners at Orion Forest ELVIS race (Pic: Ian Cummins)


Dagenham 88 Runners once again enjoyed success across the country with the main event being the Orion Forest race.

Paul Suett (middle) after his success at Cyclopark Duathlon (Pic: Ian Cummins)Paul Suett (middle) after his success at Cyclopark Duathlon (Pic: Ian Cummins)

More than 19 club members took part in the East London Fiver Interclub series (ELVIS) race around Epping Forest where they found themselves up against 260 other local rivals and runners.

First home for the club was Paul Prior 34.16 with Peter Salmon 34.40, Jamie Austin 37.27, Mick Brown 38.03, Nils Hollmann 38.35, Andrew Beazeley 45.08 making up the men’s scoring team.

Hannah Sheikh 42.12 led the ladies home with Rahana Islam 44.00, Yolanda Ceveira 45.23, Jenny O’Hanlon 45.31 making up the ladies scorers.

Also running were: Timi Veerasamy 47.49, Rosina Salmon 48.47, Leigh Moring 51.03, Lynne Northcott 51.31, Emma O’Shea 54.10, Lorraine Moor 54.11, Christine Lardner 58.44, Carol Moring 58.44 and Sam Veerasamy 61.57.

The next ELVIS fixture is the Barking 5K run on Bank Holiday Monday at Barking Park.

Elsewhere, Paul Suett won the Cyclopark Duathlon in Gravesend this weekend, as he crossed the line in a time of 68.12.

The race was made up of a 5k run, 20k cycle and 3.5k swim.

A short distance down the road in Dartford, Jenny Akroyd took on the challenge on the Midnightman Quarter-Triathlon, in which she crossed the line in two hours, 56 minutes, and 58 seconds.

Her course included a 900m swim, 28 mile bike rice and a 6.5mile run.

In the weekly parkrun series, Manji Gami (25.38), Jane Swanson-Sprent (33.20), Ronnie Waller (38.37) and Julie Dalphinis (39.59) tackled the Valentines run.

At Raphaels, Paul Suett tackled another challenge as well as his Duathlon this weekend with a time of 18.28, and he was followed across the line by Emma Prideaux in 18.30.

Sonya Veerasamy (37.46) took on the Barking parkrun, William George Metcalfe (46.53) the Hockley Woods route, and Andrew (21.54) and Findlay McLaren (22.03) took on the Lochore Meadows run.

While, Caroline Tuck finished in 22.10 at the Hazlewood park run, and John Phillips (22.29) and Gary Cardnell (24.46) tackled a park run abroad in Georgengarten, Hanover.

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