No half measures for Dagenham 88s

PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:47 20 March 2017

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Brentwood half marathon

Dagenham 88 Runners at the Brentwood half marathon


Club takes biggest squad to Brentwood event

Dagenham 88s Caroline Tuck at the Brentwood half marathonDagenham 88s Caroline Tuck at the Brentwood half marathon

Dagenham 88 Runners sent their biggest ever squad to the Brentwood half marathon, with a host of course personal bests set on the day.

Paul Grange led Dagenham’s 60-strong contingent home in one hour 19 minutes 47 seconds, with Gary Coombes (1:20.49) and Nigel Swinburne (1:22.59) not far behind.

And Caroline Tuck was Dagenham’s first female home in 1:38.49, with Rahana Islam (1:55.05) and Hannah Sheikh (1:57.30) the next to finish at the traditional Spring event.

Jeff Webster (1:29.29) dipped below 90 minutes, with Peter Salmon (1:35.48), Mick Brown (1:42.47), Daniel Allen (1:43.15), Joel Denning (1:46.41), Manji Gami (1:47.21) and Tom Sargeant (1:48.35) finishing in close proximity to one another.

Dagenham 88 Runners' Caroline and Ian Cummins at the Hastings half marathonDagenham 88 Runners' Caroline and Ian Cummins at the Hastings half marathon

And Dagenham’s James Smith (1:51.08), Mo Toki (1:51.54), Lee Duggan (1:53.16), Spencer Thorogood (1:54.41), Shaun Holder (1:57.10), Danny White (1:57.47) and Steve Whitfield (1:59.22) all went below two hours.

Husband-and-wife Ian and Caroline Cummins travelled to the south coast to complete the Hastings half marathon in 1:50.05 and 2:19.02 respectively, while Trevor Robinson ran the Essex Road Relays in Harwich in 23.16.

*Nathan Wright was first to finish at the latest Barking & Dagenham junior parkrun in a new personal best of 7.56 at Central Park.

Dagenham’s Thomas Dudman was second in 8.27, with Ryder Islam (9.06) in third place.

Other results, Brentwood half marathon: Michael Pegnall 2:02.22; Kamel Deriouch 2:04.48; Timi Veerasamy 2:07.20; Louise Chappell 2:08.43; Wendy Saunders 2:10.46; Cassie Bryant 2:11.02; Rosina Salmon 2:11.41; Jayne Kendall 2:12.45; Sara Prior 2:14.40; Jamie Austin 2:15.05; Luke Summers 2:15.06; Owen Daize 2:17.19; Emma O’shea 2:17.20; Beverley Eagles 2:17.34; Leanne Leahair 2:20.17; Kirstie Woodgate 2:21.06; Mark West 2:23.00; Jenny Akroyd 2:23.58; Jacqueline Frewin 2:25.51; Leigh Moring 2:27.14; Jane Swanson-Sprent 2:29.39; Chantel Lewis 2:32.54; Sam Veerasamy 2:33.12; Sharon Robinson 2:35.40; Denise Woolston 2:39.29; Claire Broadley 2:40.11; Kirsty Blair 2:40.28; Carol Moring 2:40.39; Julie Cardnell 2:40.40; Christine Lardner 2:40.40; Anne Duggan 2:40.43; Karen Joy 2:43.31; Jennifer Heath 2:43.36; Debbie Joy 2:43.58; Kevin Brown 2:44.41; Amy Kingston 2:47.05; Paul Suett 2:47.05; Lorraine Scott 2:48.07; Lorraine Moor 2:52.03; Joanne Luckhurst 3:07.17.

Parkrun, Conkers (Leics): Bill Metcalfe 36.46. Harrow Lodge: John Phillips 21.47; Caroline Tuck 22.57. Raphael: Peter Salmon 21.36; Timi Veerasamy 30.05. Roding Valley: Vennisa Chowdhury 32.02. Southend: Suzanne Easley 29.16; Stephen Easley 33.42. Valentines: Nils Hollmann 23.13; Ian Cummins 23.46; Thomas Dudman 29.11; Beverley Eagles 33.48; Julie Dalphinis 36.13.

Barking & Dagenham junior: Lewis Bridges 10.27; Matthew Line 11.15; Kasim Manzoor 11.18; Zara Manzoor 11.50; Zach Bridges 12.33; Adam Manzoor 13.12; Victor Menezes 15.25; Ansh Thomas 15.52; Jia Ladhar 16.56; Amelia Beazeley 17.53; Karina Ladhar 19.04; Katarena Himonas 19.06.

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