Dagenham 88s men go close

PUBLISHED: 10:30 04 January 2017

Athletes set off at the start of Ilford's 10-mile cross-country event

Athletes set off at the start of Ilford's 10-mile cross-country event


Trio miss out on team prize at Ilford 10-mile event

Dagenham 88 Runners at their Christmas Day parkrunDagenham 88 Runners at their Christmas Day parkrun

Dagenham 88 Runners saw their men just miss out on a team prize at Ilford’s traditional 10-mile cross-country meeting at Hainault Forest.

The event is held in aid of Kevin Newell, who was seriously injured a couple of years ago and needs care, and Daggers were led home by Nigel Swinburne in eighth place in a time of 64 minutes 26 seconds.

Gary Coombes was not far behind in 10th in 64.54, with Paul Prior (72.22) their third scorer in 23rd.

Caroline Tuck was second woman to finish in 76.59, with Rahana Islam (89.19) and Emma Dudman (97.13) giving support.

Timi Veerasamy (1:46.06) and Sam Veerasamy (1:57.47) completed the Daggers contingent at the Bank Holiday fixture.

A group of five members competed in the Laindon Hills Crown to Crown 5k, which involved a downhill outward stretch and uphill slog coming back.

Coombes finished in an impressive 18.51, with Mick Brown (23.15), Suzanne Easley (29.21), Steve Easley (37.18) and Bill Metcalfe (39.49) also in action.

Club chairman Ian Cummins completed his 10th marathon of the year – and 23rd in total – at the Flitch Way trial race.

The route took athletes from Great Notley, Braintree to Takeley and back on New Year’s Eve and Cummins finished in five hours 29 minutes 59 seconds.

Trevor Robinson was fifth in the Havering Boxing Day five-mile handicap in a time of 39.12, while Kelly Dee-Tee tackled the Brutal 8k, which involved hills, lakes and rivers, in 59.38.

n Eight club members doubled up on New Year’s Day to compete in the Wanstead Flats and Valentines parkrun events, which began at 9am and 10m respectively.

Peter Salmon was first Dagger past the post at Wanstead in 20.47, ahead of Richard Dudman (23.22), Thomas Dudman (23.23), Nils Hollmann (24.26), Manji Gami (26.01), Hannah Sheikh (26.33), Timi Veerasamy (32.06) and Sam Veerasamy (33.48).

And Richard Dudman took bragging rights at Valentines, clocking 22.31 to finish one second ahead of Thomas, with Salmon (23.02) not far behind.

Hollmann (24.58), Gami (27.45), Timi Veerasamy (28.39), Sheikh (31.09) and Sam Veerasamy (34.39) completed the doubling-up Daggers as clubmate Nigel Swinburne finished completed a double of his own by finishing first in 18.11, after clocking 17.59 to finish first a day earlier.

Gary Coombes (18.19), Trevor Robinson (23.42), Ryder Islam (23.44), Rahana Islam (24.28), Mark Jermey (26.20), Julie Cardnell (31.47), Beverley Eagles (32.24) and Julie Dalphinis (34.34) also decided to blow away the cobwebs on the first day of 2017.

Parkrun results (December 31), Barking: Mark Jermey 26.19; Christine Lardner 33.03; Julie Cardnell 34.35; Kirsty Hannah 35.21; Tania Firman 35.37.

Basildon: Mick Brown 22.49.

Chelmsford: Rebecca Goodenough 31.18.

Harrow Lodge: John Phillips 21.52; Caroline Tuck 22.41.

Hockley Woods: Bill Metcalfe 41.53.

Larne (Northern Ireland): Leigh Moring 30.04; Carol Moring 32.32.

Pontefract: David O’Brien 30.41.

Poole: Vennisa Chowdhury 31.39.

Raphael: Paul Prior 19.43; Peter Salmon 19.47; Louise Chappell 27.17; Sharon Robinson 31.37; Ingrid Dias 33.22.

Southwark: Ryder Islam 24.00; Rahana Islam 24.09; Timi Veerasamy 27.01; Sam Veerasamy 32.24.

Valentines: Thomas Dudman 23.14; Nils Hollmann 23.51; Emma Dudman 26.46; Beverley Eagles 31.13; Manji Gami 31.14; Julie Dalphinis 34.25.

Christmas Day, Barking: Sam Mileham 17.47; Gary Coombes 18.13; Joel Denning 20.00; John Phillips 21.15; Thomas Dudman 21.45; Ryder Islam 23.42; Gary Cardnell 23.45; Nils Hollmann 23.50; Rahana Islam 24.10; Emma Dudman 24.59; Emma O’Shea 27.19; Timi Veerasamy 27.36; Suzanne Easley 28.26; Leigh Moring 29.58; Hannah Sheikh 31.11; Sharon Robinson 33.04; Stephen Easley 33.05; Sam Veerasamy 33.41; Jacqui Elliott 33.54; Denise Woolston 34.04; Abigail O’Shea 34.36; Kirsty Hannan 34.55; Julie Cardnell 35.00; Krishan Chowdhury 38.35; Vennisa Chowdhury 38.36.

Christmas Eve, Barking: Mark Jermey 26.08; Louise Chappell 27.47; Denise Woolston 32.54.

Brentwood: Wendy Saunders 29.50.

Bury St Edmunds: Caroline Tuck 47.20.

Hockley Woods: Mick Brown 22.57.

Raphael: Suzanne Easley 29.11; Sharon Robinson 31.06; Julie Cardnell 31.42; Stephen Easley 32.54; Sam Veerasamy 34.13; Jacqui Elliott 34.28.

St Peters (Sydney): Kirstie Woodgate 28.36.

Valentines: Peter Salmon 20.51; Nils Hollmann 23.38; Emma Dudman 25.04; Manji Gami 25.52; Hannah Sheikh 26.13; Ryder Islam 26.25; Rahana Islam 26.30; Rosina Salmon 29.16; Beverley Eagles 31.06; Vennisa Chowdhury 31.40; Christine Lardner 33.39; Julie Dalphinis 33.51; Debbie Vince 34.59.

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