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Dagenham 88 Runners storm Parliament Hill

PUBLISHED: 15:30 30 January 2017

Dagenham 88 Runners face the camera at the Southern Cross-Country Championships at Parliament Hill

Dagenham 88 Runners face the camera at the Southern Cross-Country Championships at Parliament Hill

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Members in action at Southern Cross-Country Championships

Dagenham 88 Runners Lee Duggan with daughter Casey at the Brass Monkeys 10kDagenham 88 Runners Lee Duggan with daughter Casey at the Brass Monkeys 10k

Dagenham 88 Runners were well represented in a field of 3,300 athletes at the Southern Cross-Country Championships at Parliament Hill.

The senior women saw their quartet finish 59th overall in their 8k race, having been led home by Caroline Tuck in 38 minutes 27 seconds.

Rahana Islam was next home in 45.16, with Jenny Akroyd (48.46) and Hannah Sheikh (50.50) completing the line-up.

The men took on a 15k course, with Paul Grange the first to finish for Dagenham in 63.21.

Paul Suett (68.04) was next past the post, with Trevor Robinson (84.29) and Nils Hollmann (88.24) also in action, but Gary Cardnell retired after one lap and a team of six runners was needed for scoring purposes.

Junior member Thomas Dudman competed in the 3k race for under-13s, along with 300 other youngsters, and clocked 14.14.

*Dagenham’s Lee Duggan took on the Brass Monkey 10k at Rockingham’s motor-racing circuit in Northamptonshire and came home in 46.29.

Daughter Casey took part in 1.5-mile race for youngsters and set a new personal best of 13.20.

*Jak Wright finished second in the Barking & Dagenham mini marathon trials to secure his place in the borough squad for the 5k race that takes place ahead of the main event at the London Marathon.

Latest parkrun results, Barking: Mark Jermey 24.52; Lorraine Moor 34.48.

Basildon: Bill Metcalfe 40.00.

Burgess, Camberwell: Ian Cummins 23.55; Caroline Cummins 30.34.

Raphael: Timi Veerasamy 26.34; Suzanne Easley 27.15; Rosina Salmon 27.32; Louise Chappell 29.09; Leigh Moring 29.09; Kelly Drake-Tapscott 29.52; Jacqui Frewin 30.44; Jayne Kendall 32.04; Kevin Brown 32.13; Sam Veerasamy 34.23.

Roding Valley, Loughton: Vennisa Chowdhury 33.00.

Thurrock: Cassie Bryant 40.33; Joanne Kingston 40.41.

Valentines: Manji Gami 24.55; Ryder Islam 27.21; Rahana Islam 27.23; Beverley Eagles 33.02; Debbie Vince 35.04; Julie Dalphinis 38.52.


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