Fine effort by Barking’s Fryatt

PUBLISHED: 13:30 30 January 2017

Barking Road Runners' Alison Fryatt at the Legacy 10k in Hadleigh

Barking Road Runners' Alison Fryatt at the Legacy 10k in Hadleigh


Member adds to medal haul at Legacy 10k

Barking Road Runners face the camera at the Raphael parkrunBarking Road Runners face the camera at the Raphael parkrun

Barking Road Runners’ Alison Fryatt added another medal to her collection at the Hadleigh 2012 Legacy 10k at the weekend.

The route follows the London Olympics mountain bike course, with some parts mirroring the Hadleigh cross-country course, and competitors have to clamber uphill over a lot of rocks and boulders to add to the occasion.

The course was not too muddy, though, and the forecast rain kindly held off until Fryatt crossed the finish line in one hour 13 minutes and 31 seconds.

A large club contingent took part in the latest Raphael parkrun, where founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt was also present.

Vicky Cooper led Barking members home in 26.17, with Robert Courtier (28.28), Vicki Groves (28.51), Kresh Veerasamy (29.13) and Nikki Cranmer (29.47) also dipping below the 30-minute mark.

Maria Bartlett was one second outside that figure, while Richard Ash (33.52), Lisa Maughan (36.57) and Dennis Spencer-Perkins (36.57) completed the line-up.

Barking’s James Lowndes was first to finish at the Barking parkrun, clocking 19.35, ahead of clubmates Barry Culling (23.48), Wayne McAllister (24.52) and John Lang (24.57).

Philip Ellul (25.31) and Alain Cooper (25.43) were next to finish, ahead of Thomas Coughlan’s new personal best of 25.55 and Dawn Blake (25.57).

Sonu Thehty (27.15), Jennifer Birch (30.00) and Alan Murphy (45.15) completed the Barking line-up.

Paul Withyman was first member past the post at Valentines, clocking 21.15, as Antony Leckerman made his 200th parkrun appearance and finished in 23.48.

Andrew Gwilliam (25.11) finished ahead of Mark Durrant’s personal best of 25.47, as Rakesh Sandhu (29.15) also took part.

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