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No half measures for Dagenham 88 Runners

PUBLISHED: 12:30 13 March 2017

Dagenham 88s Lee Duggan, Debbie Vince and Anne Duggan, with her sister-in-law at the Silverstone half marathon

Dagenham 88s Lee Duggan, Debbie Vince and Anne Duggan, with her sister-in-law at the Silverstone half marathon

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Members make their mark at various events

Dagenham 88 Runners baggage crew at the Silverstone half marathonDagenham 88 Runners baggage crew at the Silverstone half marathon

Dagenham 88 Runners were out and about tackling various challenges over the weekend.

Three members joined a field of over 17,000 at the Silverstone half marathon, where good times were possible on the open, flat course despite exposure to strong winds.

Lee Duggan came home in one hour 54 minutes 59 seconds, while Debbie Vince and Anne Duggan (2:45.59), who was joined by her sister-in-law, also finished.

A group of four Daggers head to Colchester, where the course included an early hill climb at mile two to test the spirit.

Dagenham 88 Runners Kelly Drake-Tapscott, Luke Summers and Jamie Austin at the Colchester half marathonDagenham 88 Runners Kelly Drake-Tapscott, Luke Summers and Jamie Austin at the Colchester half marathon

And Kelly Drake-Tapscott led the contingent home in 2:18.09, with Jamie Austin and Luke Summers clocking 2:21.59 and Victoria Rose finishing in 3:15.59.

Caroline and Ian Cummins took on the Larmer Tree Races on the Wiltshire-Dorset borders in Cranbourne Chase’s area of natural beauty, where early fog gave way to sunny conditions on Saturday.

And Caroline finished a half marathon distance in 2:57.58, despite a fall at mile nine, while Ian covered a full marathon distance for the 25th time on Sunday in 5:32.59, where a soggy start was replaced by more sunshine.

Gary Goodson finished the aptly-named Pain & Suffering Obstacle Race, over 13.06 miles, in Rockingham in 6:01.59, while Nigel Swinburne celebrated his 100th parkrun outing by coming home first at Valentines in 18.07.

Dagenham 88s Caroline Cummins at the Larmer Tree RacesDagenham 88s Caroline Cummins at the Larmer Tree Races

Dagenham’s Thomas Dudman was first to finish the latest Barking & Dagenham junior parkrun in a new personal best of 8.04, with clubmates Ryder Islam (8.42) and Joseph Grange (9.50) completing the top three.

Dagenham’s Oliver Grange (11.11) and Annika Chowdhury (13.54) were also in action, as Lewis Bridges (10.12), Zakaria Rahman (10.30), Yasmin Rahman (10.33), Jia Ladhar (16.19) and Amelia Beazeley (16.20) also set new bests.

Latest parkrun results, Barking: Abigail O’Shea 34.32. Basildon: Timi Veerasamy 29.02; Sam Veerasamy 33.47; Christine Lardner 34.06. Brandon: Bill Metcalfe 38.56. Bury: Caroline Tuck 22.22. Raphael: Louise Chappell 28.12. Roding Valley: Suzanne Easley 28.48; Vennisa Chowdhury 32.10; Stephen Easley 36.04. Valentines: Nils Hollmann 23.03; Manji Gami 24.01; Gary Cardnell 24.15; Ryder Islam 28.44; Aimee Dudman 28.51; Richard Dudman 28.53; Rahana Islam 28.56; Emma Dudman 29.05; Jennifer Akroyd 29.09; Zayna Sheikh 33.00; Hannah Sheikh 33.00; Kirsty Hannan 35.08; Julie Cardnell 35.22.

Barking & Dagenham junior: Luke Matthews 11.10; Kasmi Manzoor 12.18; Zara Manzoor 12.44; Adam Manzoor 12.45; Zain Rahman 12.59; Zach Bridges 13.02; Amelia Godfrey 13.03; Carlino Gomes 13.28; Toni Gomes 14.24; Cerys Godfrey 14.26; Julien Gomes 15.14; Ansh Thomas 15.29; Karina Ladhar 19.41; Maya Rebecca Mih 22.16.


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