Local athletes enjoy a hard challenge at Hadleigh 10k, as friends impress elsewhere

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 January 2018

Barking Road Runners Alison Fryatt and Nyokabi Kiruthi at the Hadleigh 10k

Barking Road Runners Alison Fryatt and Nyokabi Kiruthi at the Hadleigh 10k


Local athletes took on a variety of challenges across London and the South East over the course of the weekend.

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Hadleigh 10kDagenham 88 Runners at the Hadleigh 10k

The Hadleigh 10k offered club members the chance to run on the London 2012 mountain bike circuit, with Barking Road Runners Alison Fryatt tackling the event for a fifth time.

Although conditions were kinder, there was still plenty of mud to overcome and Fryatt finished in a time of one hour 18 minutes 45 seconds, saying: “Some parts of the route felt more like rock climbing than running!”

Clubmate Nyokabi Kiruthi also completed the course, while three Dagenham 88 Runners took up the challenge as well.

Charlotte Banks led the trio home in 1:27.27, with Anne Duggan and Denise Woolston both clocking 1:33.58.

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Winter DuathlonDagenham 88 Runners at the Winter Duathlon

Dagenham’s Shaun Holder was also in action at an Olympic legacy site, completing the Velo Park 10-mile on the Olympic Park in Stratford in 1:35.15.

And a trio of Dagenham 88s were in action at the Winter Duathlon at Gravesend CycloPark where they had to take on a 6k run, a 20k bike ride and another 3.5k run.

Paul Suett was first of the three to finish in 1:16.58, taking second in the vets category ahead of third vet Joel Denning (1:29.57) and Mo Toki (1:33.59).

Barking’s Philip Ellul was in fine form at the latest Barking parkrun, clocking 17.49.

Clubmates Diarmuid Mac Donnell (19.27), Alex Jeremy (20.45), Kevin Wotton (21.04), Ron Vialls (21.51), Mahbub Khan (23.45), Trevor Cooper (23.55), Sally Bridge (23.58), Andy Preston (24.28), Wayne McAllister (24.29), Andrew Hiller (24.34) and John Lang (25.14) were also in action.

And Charlotte Lang set a new best of 25.52, after narrowly missing out a week earlier, to finish ahead of Martin Brooks (27.35), Cristina Cooper (27.47), Sonu Thethy (28.47), Nikki Cranmer (30.13), Alison Fryatt (31.45), Ken Summerfield (33.39), David Mottley (35.17), Alan Murphy (46.42), Margaret Byers (51.37) and James Byers (51.38).

Dagenham 88s Pritesh Patel (23.46), Louise Chappell (27.22) and Sonya Veerasamy (28.12) were also at Barking, while Timi Veerasamy (31.09) and Sam Veerasamy (36.34) ran at Walthamstow with Kresh Veerasamy (33.41), of Barking.

Members from both clubs also took on various other parkrun events across the country.

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