Dagenham 88s have double reason to celebrate after medal hauls at Horndon 10k

PUBLISHED: 16:00 26 June 2017

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Horndon 10k

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Horndon 10k


Dagenham 88 Runners had double reason to cheer at the Horndon 10k after claiming two pieces of silverware.

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Olympic Park 5kDagenham 88 Runners at the Olympic Park 5k

Gary Coombes led the men home in sixth place overall in 37 minutes two seconds, with Nigel Swinburne (39.02), Paul Prior (42.08) and Peter Salmon (44.04) clinching team honours.

Timi Veerasamy added the F55 prize after clocking 55.50 as the club sent no fewer than 28 members to the event in total.

Mick Brown (44.43) was just outside the scoring places for the men, with Nils Hollmann (50.04) pipping Trevor Robinson (50.10).

Michael Pegnall (52.08), Rahana Islam (52.59), Steve Whitfield (54.42), Emma Dudman (55.29), Jeff Webster (55.39), Sonya Veerasamy (58.52) and Louise Chappell (59.25) also beat the hour mark at the classic village race.

Others: Rosina Salmon 60.46; Douglas Adams 62.26; Jacqueline Frewin 62.12; Emma O’Shea 63.32; Kelly Drake-Tapscott 63.44; Kevin Brown 64.25; Leigh Moring 64.42; Karen Joy 66.01; Jane Swanson-Sprent 66.49; Sharon Robinson 66.50; Sara Prior 68.19; Sam Veerasamy 69.47; Debbie Joy 70.15; Christine Lardner 71.19; Carolin Moring 71.17; Claire Broadley 71.56; Lee Davis 72.51; Julie Cardnell 73.39; Jacqui Elliott 74.52; Kirsty Hannan 75.36; Lorraine Scott 76.17.

Dagenham’s Paul Grange was second to finish at the latest Olympic Park 5k in a personal best of 16.28.

Mick Brown (21.25), Tom Sargeant (21.57), Jeff Webster (22.14), Tony Woodgate (22.54) and Ian Cummins (23.42) completed the men’s scoring team, with Hannah Sheikh (25.14), Rahana Islam (26.06), Kirstie Woodgate (27.03) and Timi Veerasamy (27.23) leading the women as the club sent 35 members in total.

Lee Duggan finished seventh at the Grimsthorpe half marathon in one hour 52 minutes, while Richard Haidon clocked 24.55 at the Superhero 5k charity race in Raphael Park, where Charlotte Banks and daughter (42.55) were also in action.

Ian Cummins came home in 5:52.55 at the tough Giant’s Head trail marathon in Dorset, while wife Caroline taking part in the Sydling Bell five-mile event which involved sit-ups at halfway!

Shaun Holder completed the Three Peaks Challenge in 23 hours 58 minutes, while Sam Mileham won gold at the European under-20 triathlon championships in Germany in 1:06.47.

Cassie Bryant and Paul Suett finished the Ironman 70.3 in Exmoor in 8:13.13, as Ame Kingston finished the Irongirl 5k in 34.59.

Marios Pitsialis finished the Leeds Castle triathlon in a new best of 2:52.38, as Jane Swanson-Sprent completed a sprint triathlon in 2:02.01.

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