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Dagenham 88 Runners shake it up

PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 May 2015

Dagenham 88 Runners face the camera the first ELVIS race of the new season

Dagenham 88 Runners face the camera the first ELVIS race of the new season

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Club members out in force at first ELVIS race

Dagenham 88 Runners Suzanne Castle, Lalah Swift, Gary Cardnell, Steve Easley and Jacqui Elliot at the Nuclear Assault eventDagenham 88 Runners Suzanne Castle, Lalah Swift, Gary Cardnell, Steve Easley and Jacqui Elliot at the Nuclear Assault event

Dagenham 88 Runners have been tackling a range of events across the county and beyond over the past week.

A 40-plus group took part in the first leg of the new ELVIS league at Raphael Park, with Paul Grange finishing fourth overall in 27 minutes 51 seconds.

League rules meant Grange could not score for the club, but Nigel Swinburne (30.38), Robert Woodgate (33.24), Peter Salmon (34.00), Jeff Webster (34.24), Lee Duggan (34.38) and Paul Eagles (36.18) did score for the men.

Susan Godfrey (40.28) led the women home, with Jenny Akroyd (46.39), Sharon Robinson (48.34) and Tracey George (48.51) also among their scorers.

Danny White (1:26.36) and Paul Pickford (1:27.00) took part in the Great Baddow 10, through the undulating Essex countryside, while Russell Abrey (20.49) was first Dagger home at the 5k Crown-to-Crown.

Gary Cardnell (23.38) and Bill Metcalfe (35.15) also took part, with Metcalfe completing the Brokenhurst 5k, a naturist event, in 37.15.

Steve Whitfield was first over the line for Barking & Dagenham in the Battle of the Boroughs 10k event at Greenwich Park, while seven of his Daggers clubmates competed in the Nuclear Assault 7k.

Gary Cardnell, Steve Easley, Suzanne Castle, Lalah Swift, Jacqui Elliot, Richele Cockley and Gary Goodson were among the brave souls who tackled the obstacle course.

n Dagenham’s Caroline Tuck was first woman home at the latest Beckton parkrun in 22.34.

Jenny Akroyd (30.07) and Charlotte Banks (55.35) took part in the Valentines event, while Tracey George (30.05), Sharon Robinson (31.26), Jayne Kendall (32.45), Jenna Joy (40.05), Debbie Joy (44.08) and Sam Veerasamy (44.09) ran the third Raphael Park event.

Carlos Bastidas (30.28) was the sole representative at Barking (see below for more), while Maddison Sprent clocked a personal best of 9.13 at the latest Barking & Dagenham Junior parkrun.

Dagenham youngster Krishan Chowdhury (11.12) was also in action at Central Park.


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