Dagenham 88s in storming finish in Venice, as Barking Road Runners enjoy Dublin!

PUBLISHED: 10:00 31 October 2018

Dagenham's Timi and Sam Veerasamy at the Venice marathon

Dagenham's Timi and Sam Veerasamy at the Venice marathon


Dagenham 88 Runners duo Timi and Sam Veerasamy had to wade through floods to finish the Venice marathon due to an Adriatic storm.

Dagenham's Ian Cummins at the Snowdonia marathonDagenham's Ian Cummins at the Snowdonia marathon

But the determined pair battled against the horrendous conditions to complete the course, with Timi first home in 5:31.03 as Sam clocked 6:09.40.

Closer to home, Ian Cummins took on the Snowdonia marathon for a seventh time and defied chilly conditions and the occasional snow flurry to finish in 4:47.11.

Across the Irish Sea, John Power set a new best of 4:48.05 at the Dublin marathon, while Sonya Veerasamy clocked 5:32.48 on a fine Autumn morning.

Emma Dudman stayed in London to complete the Wimbledon half marathon in 1:57.29, while Andy Beazeley ran the 5.5-mile Essex Cross-Country League course at Hockley in 51.57.

Dagenham's Sonya Veerasamy at the Dublin marathonDagenham's Sonya Veerasamy at the Dublin marathon

*Barking Road Runners were also in action at the Dublin marathon, where Paul Ward came home in an impressive 3:13.12 and Stuart Henderson clocked 3:41.53.

Charlotte Owen (4:16.20) was the first club woman to finish, ahead of Alison Fryatt (5:35.21) and Lisa Maughan (6:56.46).

Antony Leckerman (4:12.42), Anthony Maughan (4:56.08), Dave Mottley (6:19.34), Tom Coughlan (6:22.34), Kresh Veerasamy (6:22.37) and James Byers (6:46.56) were followed home by club captain Rob Courtier, who had to soldier on with a shoulder injury and finished in 6:47.07.

Two other Barking members took part in one of the UK’s toughest marathons at Beachy Head, which is notorious for its rough terrain.

Dagenhams's Emma Dudman at the Wimbledon half marathonDagenhams's Emma Dudman at the Wimbledon half marathon

And Faye Spooner clocked a fine 3:01.54, as Cristina Cooper came home in 5:55.23.

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