Dagenham 88s enjoy Westminster trip

PUBLISHED: 18:00 26 May 2015

Dagenham 88 youngsters competed at the Westminster Mile

Dagenham 88 youngsters competed at the Westminster Mile


Young and old compete in London

Barking Road Runners' Lee Johnson, Alison Fryatt, Vicky Cooper and Derv Bartlett at the Westminster MileBarking Road Runners' Lee Johnson, Alison Fryatt, Vicky Cooper and Derv Bartlett at the Westminster Mile

Lots of Dagenham 88 youngsters took a break from the junior parkrun to compete in the Westminster Mile.

And Jak Wright clocked a fine 6mins 10secs for 22nd in the British under-13 Championships with Ryder Islam (7.24) next to finish.

Maddy Swanson-Sprent (7.57), Krishi Chowdhury (8.42) and Anni Chowdhury (13.18) also took part, alongside mums Rahana Islam (7.24), Jane Swanson-Sprent (9.31) and Vennisa Chowdhury (13.18).

Dagenham’s Mick Pegnall clocked 2:24.56 at the Ox Half Marathon in Wiltshire, while Bill Metcalfe finished the Melmerby 10k in Cumbria in 73.07.

Paul Grange won 300m and 1,500m gold in the M35 category at the Essex Championshpis in Chelmsford.

Parkrun results, Barking: Carlos Bastidas 30.28; Jane Houston 34.54; Maria Barrera 35.12; Catherine Apps 35.14; David Goodson 50.24; Krakow (Poland): Suzanne Castle 29.54; Steve Easley 31.08; Raphaels: Jeff Webster 20.46; Caroline Tuck 22.11; Gary Cardnell 22.49; Tony Woodgate 23.06; Ian Cummins 23.35; Li Yau 24.46; Tracey George 29.37; Jayne Kendall 30.20; Richele Cockley 31.52; Louise Chappell 32.07; Karen Joy 32.44; Victoria Rose 33.10; Rahana Islam 33.11; Sam Veerasamy 37.37; Valentines: Paul Eagles 21.15; Sue Godfrey 25.16; Steve Whitfield 27.06; Jennifer Akroyd 29.25; Vennisa Chowdhury 29.33; Bev Eagles 29.39.

*Barking Road Runners’ Lee Johnson finished ninth overall and fourth in his age group at the Westminster Mile with a superb time of 4.48.

Derv Bartlett (5.18) was ninth in his age group, while Alison Fryatt (7.48) was 20th in her event and Mick Wilby (7.26) was 27th in the M55/59 category.

Andy Preston clocked 1:24.23 at the Olympic Park’s Velopark duathlon, which involved a 15-mile cycle and two-run run, and Amanda Heslegrave came home in 1:37.06.

Ray Dzikowski, Stephen Philcox and David Malone were first three men home at the Barking parkrun, while Angela Farfan, Ella MacIntyre and Di Parsons led the women.

Parkrun results, Barking: Philip Ellul 21.20; Robert Antoine 21.53; Ron Vialls 22.18; Ella MacIntyre 24.21; John Lang 25.12; Di Parsons 25.53; Alison Fryatt 27.02; Jennifer Burch 29.15; David Mottley 30.06; Alan Murphy 40.02; Dawn Blake 43.35; Raphaels: Amanda Heslegrave 23.06; Clare Foreman 24.45; Andy Preston 24.55; Dennis Spencer-Perkins 26.05; Kresh Veerasamy 26.10; Vicki Groves 33.16; Stamford: Emma Roebuck 36.28; Valentines: Diarmuid MacDonnell 19.59; Antony Leckerman 21.30; Rakesh Sandhu 27.25; Ken Summerfield 28.17; Walthamstow: Barry Culling 22.46; Chris Anastasi 32.00.

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