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Dagenham 88 Runners hail club champions at glittering annual presentation evening

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 December 2017

Dagenham 88 Runners honoured their club champions at their annual awards night

Dagenham 88 Runners honoured their club champions at their annual awards night

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Dagenham 88 Runners hailed their club champions at their annual presentation evening at May & Baker Social Club at the weekend.

Dagenham 88 Runners Ryder and Rahana IslamDagenham 88 Runners Ryder and Rahana Islam

Nigel Swinburne was crowned open male champion, while Hannah Sheikh took the female honours.

Veteran male prizes went to Ian Cummins, Mick Brown and Sam Veerasamy, while Rahana Islam, Rosina Salmon and Timi Veersamay were the veteran female winners.

Timi Veerasamy also claimed the Bill Adams Cup as Sports Personality of the Year, while Swinburne took the Ron Fordham Cup for Marathon Performance of the Year.

Juile Cardnell and Sam Veerasamy were the 5k handicap series winners, as Sheikh, Brown and Peter Salmon were presented with gold awards for their performances in the East London Five Interclub Series (ELVIS) and Rahana Islam and Gary Coombes took silvers.

Kirstie Woodgate and Trevor Robinson were bronze award winners, while 2018 London Marathon places went to Jacqui Elliot, Mick Brown and Mo Toki after a ballot.

Members were also in action at the weekend, with Mick Pegnall completing the Saxon Shore Marathon in four hours 50 minutes and 59 seconds.

Ryder Islam made his 250th parkrun appearance (senior and junior events combined) at the latest Valentines event and came home in 22.26, ahead of Manji Gami (24.29), Rahana Islam (25.37), Nils Hollman (27.36), Sonya Veerasamy (29.04), Timi Veerasamy (29.09), Sam Veerasamy (34.59), Beverley Eagles (35.23) and Julie Dalphinis (51.12).

Joanne Kingston completed the Basildon parkrun in 39.15, while Caroline Tuck clocked 22.42 at Bury St Edmunds and Trevor Robinson finished Gunnersbury in 23.09.

Peter Salmon completed the Harrow Lodge course in 22.31 and Mick Brown (22.30) led a group of six home at Raphael Park, where Kelly Drake-Tapscott (29.45), Vicky Woodhouse (34.31), Denise Woolston (35.52), Sharon Robinson (35.55) and Jacqui Elliott (37.45) also ran.

Dagenham’s Joseph Grange was first to finish in the latest junior parkrun at Central Park in a new best of 8.19, ahead of Ryder Islam (8.34), as clubmates Amelia Beazeley (14.30) and Evie Beazeley (29.11) also took part.

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