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Dagenham 88 Runners were out in force to tackle a host of challenges across the UK

PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 October 2018

Dagenham 88 Runners at Chingford League race (Pic: Ian Cummins)

Dagenham 88 Runners at Chingford League race (Pic: Ian Cummins)

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Dagenham 88 Runners flocked to multiple running events to beat their personal best times or complete a new challenge this weekend, writes Jacob Ranson.

Dagenham 88 Runners at Chelmsford Marathon (Pic: Ian Cummins)Dagenham 88 Runners at Chelmsford Marathon (Pic: Ian Cummins)

More than 18 club members attended the biggest 10 mile race in the UK as they tackled the Great South Run.

Peter Salmon led the way with a time of 67 minutes and 54 seconds, a new personal best time, he was followed across the line by Paul Prior with a time of 70 minutes and 12 seconds.

The duo were joined by Jamie Smith (76.05), Louis Chappell (1:31), Steve Whitfield (1:33), Rosina Salmon (1:35), Sara Prior (1:45), Emma O’Shea (1:45), Lorraine Moor (1:49), Leigh Moring (1:51), Carol Moring (1:53), Kay Sandford (2:04), Denise Woolston (2:05), Irene Campen (2:05), Christine Sloan (2:14), Jacqui Elliott (2:17), Caron Altunbicak (2:17).

Four other members tackled the Chelmsford Marathon with all of them bagging impressive times.

Dagenham 88 Runners at Great South run (Pic: Ian Cummins)Dagenham 88 Runners at Great South run (Pic: Ian Cummins)

Hannah Sheikh (4:26), Rahana Islam (4:35), Emma Dudman (4:38) and Bev Eagles (4:43).

In the Chingford League, Leyton race, 11 members took on the challenge with Jamie Austin leading the way with a time of 37.07.

Mick Brown (38.09), Ian Cummins (41.10), Michael Pegnall (43.07), Luke Summers (44.13), Manji Gami (45.01), Jenny O’Hanlon (46.59), Timi Veerasamy (48.31), Lynne Northcott (51.12), Sami Veerasamy (59.42), Geri Latimer (64.21), Ronnie Waller (65.17) all following Austin in.

Joel Denning took on the Amsterdam half-marathon while Paul Suett qualified for the European and World Finals in Romania and Spain 2019.

In the ELVIS League Timi Veerasamy picked up the F65 Veterans Trophy for this summer season league.

In the weekly parkrun series, at Valentines Ryder Islam crossed the line first with a time of 21.28. Carol Broome (22.10) and Pritesh Patel (24.28) followed along with a host of other members.

At Raphael’s, David O’Brien (23.51) led the way, while Andrew Beazeley (25.25) did so in Barking.

Andrew McLaren (21.07) lead the way at Harrow Lodge, Caroline Tuck (23.43) at Bury St Edmunds, and Daniya Elfallah (9.05) in the Barking and Dagenham juniors run.

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