Dagenham 88s out in force

PUBLISHED: 15:30 09 September 2015

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Harlow 10

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Harlow 10


Members active in busy spell

Dagenham 88s Runners Rahanna Islam at the Richmond Half MarathonDagenham 88s Runners Rahanna Islam at the Richmond Half Marathon

Dagenham 88 Runners were out in force during a busy week of action around London and beyond.

A 32-strong squad took part in the latest East London Five Interclub Series event at Barking, with the men finishing fifth overall and the women in eighth place.

Paul Grange led them home in 16mins 52secs as Nigel Swinburne (18.22), Robert Woodgate (19.00), Paul Prior (19.43), Joel Denning (19.51) and James Smith (19.52) also went sub-20 minutes.

Rahana Islam was Dagenham’s first woman to finish in 23.38, with Wendy Saunders (26.26), Louise Chapppell (27.19), Catherine Campen (28.54), Kelly Drake Tapscott (29.17) and Claire Keech (29.38) also sub-30 minutes.

The final ELVIS 5k race is at Valentines Park on September 27.

Others: Lee Duggan 20.20; Jefferson Webster 20.37; Tony Woodgate 22.20; Gary Cardnell 22.56; Ian Cummins 23.28; Danny Allen 23.34; Richard Gunner 23.39; Leigh Moring 27.04; Michael Linstead 29.38; Sarah Prior 30.01; Steve Easley 30.03; Rosina Salmon 30.07; Lee Davis 30.09; Bill Metcalfe 30.33; Shantelle Keech 30.54; Carlos Bastidas 33.05; Lorraine Scott 33.55; Jacqui Elliott 35.12; Sebastian Bastidas 36.47; Maria Barrera 37.29; Pippa Ridall 40.25.

n Club members took part in a 10k race and triathlon at the Barking & Dagenham Festival of Sport.

Jeff Webster was third in the 10k in 42.47, as Mick Brown (46.36), Paul Prior (46.37), Emma Dudman (54.10), Cassie Bryant (62.59), Amy Kingston (72.58), Jacqui Elliott (75.34) and Catrina Evans also took part.

Ian Cummins clocked 1:29.39 in a sprint triathlon (750m swim, 20k bike ride, 5k run), as Kevin Brown also enjoyed the chilly 6.30am start.

A group of five women ran the Harlow 10 and were led home by Sharon Robinson and Joanne 
MacFarlane (both 1:39.57), as Louise Chapell (1:42.56), Kay Martin (1:46.54) and Jane Swanson-Sprent (1:48.59) finished close behind.

Claire Keech and Mike Linstead ran a 10k at the Gauntlet Games in 2:20.59, as Suzanne Castle and Steve Easley finished a 5k in 80.51, and Gary Goodson (3:53.29) ran the Hard As Nuts 14k obstacle race.

There was a Richmond half marathon course best for Rahana Islam (1:52.40), with son Ryder second in the junior race, while Karen Joy crossed the border into Wales to run the Cardiff 10k in 61.51.

Thomas Dudman (9.04) was the first home in the latest Barking & Dagenham Junior parkrun at Central Park, with Barking’s Zoe Hiller (9.31) not far behind.

Dagenham’s Ryder Islam (9.37), Krishan Chowdhury (11.30) and Oliver Grange (13.07) also took part, along with Barking’s George Hiller (11.23) setting a new best.

Dan Ocharo (9.36), Emily Moss (10.34), Joseph Grange (11.21), Ethan Levy (12.48) and Felicity Bemand-Qureshi (16.32) also ran.

Parkrun, Barking: J Cardnell 34.29. Hackney: J Dalphinis 32.10. Harrow Lodge: J Phillips 22.49. Harwich: T George 31.20; Newent: B Metcalfe 35.33. Panshanger: S Castle 27.28; S Easley 34.42. Raphaels: P Prior 19.49; L Duggan 22.32; I Cummins 23.21; D O’Brien 25.29; P Pickford 27.16; K Woodgate 29.07; S Prior 29.37; S 
Veerasamy 40.20; R Salmon 44.06. 
Valentines: P Grange 17.06; N Swinburne 18.42; T Dudman 24.53; R Dudman 24.55; R Islam 27.27; R Islam 27.43.

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