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Grange leads way for Dagenham 88s

PUBLISHED: 11:00 12 June 2017

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Havering 5 in Raphael Park

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Havering 5 in Raphael Park

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Dagenham 88 Runners saw Paul Grange claim third place at the second round of the East London Five Interclub Series at Romford’s Raphaels Park.

Dagenham 88 Runners Gary Coombes at the Thames Chase 10kDagenham 88 Runners Gary Coombes at the Thames Chase 10k

Grange finished the Havering 5 in 27 minutes 16 seconds, with the Dagenham men’s team completed by Jeff Webster (32.01), Paul Prior (33.48), Peter Salmon (34.43), Mick brown (35.13) and Tom Sargeant.

The women’s scoring quartet was made up of Cassie Bryant (40.28), Rahana Islam (41.37), Kirstie Woodgate (44.25) and Timi Veerasamy (44.37).

A total of 46 club members took part in the event, with Jamie Smith (36.58), Daniel Allen (38.11), Richard Haidon (38.21), Callum Cockley (38.31), Tony Woodgate (38.26), Ian Cummins (38.35), Jamie Austin (39.05) and Nils Hollmann (39.30) all breaking the 40-minute mark for the men.

Michael Pegnall (40.39), Steve Whitfield (41.02), Manji Gami (41.09), Danny White (41.58), Luke Summers (44.01), Leigh Moring (47.54), Kevin Brown (52.08), Sam Veerasamy (53.03), Lee Davis (53.45) and Paul Suett (55.57) completed the men’s line-up.

Dagenham 88 Runners Lynne Northcott at the Unity 5kDagenham 88 Runners Lynne Northcott at the Unity 5k

Meanwhile, for the women, Louise Chappell (45.02), Rosina Salmon (46.45), Vicky Woodhouse (47.08), Jayne Kendall (49.16) and Jacqueline Frewin (49.20) all dipped below the 50-minute mark.

Kelly Drake-Tapscott (51.49), Jennifer Akroyd (51.55), Jane Swanson-Sprent (52.08), Julie Cardnell (52.33), Christine Lardner (53.25), Claire Broadley (53.35), Irene Campen (54.18), Denise Woolston (54.33), Amy Kingston (55.54) and Charlotte Banks (59.18) completed the large contingent, with the next fixture being a 5k race hosted by East End Road Runners at the Olympic Park on Wednesday, June 21.

Dagenham’s Gary Coombes was fourth in the annual Thames Chase 10k around the country park by the M25, clocking 37,44, while clubmate Mick Brown (45.51) took the top prize in the M50 age group.

Lynne Northcott (43.56) ran the informal Unity 5k in West Ham’s Central Park with friends from other local clubs to show support for the fight against terror after recent events in Manchester and London.

Dagenham 88 Runners Mick Brown at the Thames Chase 10kDagenham 88 Runners Mick Brown at the Thames Chase 10k

And Dagenham youngster Jak Wright was in fine form at the Essex Schools’ Championships at Chelmsford, taking 18 seconds off his personal best for the 1,500 metres.

Wright clocked 4.40 as he came home in 10th place in a highly competitive under-15s race.


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