1st June welcome to dagenham 88 runners Posted by Admin

A Fast Mile!

Westminster Mile

Paul Grange won the Fast wave at the Westminster mile with a superb 4:26 taking on the best Britain. Also running we had

Jak Wright 5:12 - Junior

Thomas Dudman 6:24 - Junior

Richard Dudman 7.01

Ryder Islam 7:03 - Junior

Joseph Grange 7:13 - Junior

Aimee Dudman 7.38 - Junior

Rahana Islam 7:40

Suzanne Castle 7:41

Kelly Dee-Tee 8.11

Steve Easley 8:53

Vennisa Chowdhury 8:59

Krish Chowdhury 9:00 - Junior

Oliver Grange 9:46 - Junior

Nik Chowdhury 10:25

Annika Chowdhury 10:27 - Junior

Tracy Dee-Tee with Sydney (in pram) 11:50



Dagenham 5

As well as volunteering at KRR, Wesminster Mile and London 10k on Bank Holiday Monday, 50 club members helped out at their 5 mile trail race around Eastbrookend Country Park on a damp Wednesday evening, which ended up producing a double rainbow in time for race start. The race was the first leg of the East London fiVe Interclub Series - ELVIS - which sees 8 club from East London battle it out across 7 races over the summer. 1st 3 men were Thomas Grimes, Billy Raynes and Patrick Brown from East London Runners with 1st 3 ladies being Ava Lee (ELR), Judith Vonberg (ELR) and Kate Malcolm (Eton Manor). Mens Vets prizes were taken by Ilfords Robin McNelis (M40), Stephen Philcox (M50) and Andy Catton (M60) with ladies vets being led home by Dagenham's Rahana Islam (F35), Ilfords Nic Hopkinson (F45) and ELR's Trish Kelly (F55). ELR took the men's and ladies team prizes on the night. Next fixture Havering 5 in Raphaels Park, 7th June. Dagenham's runners on the night included:

Gary Coombes 32:35

Peter Kelly 32:52

Mick Brown 38:42

Tony Woodgate 39:11

Rahana Islam 40:06

Kirstie Woodgate 43:37

Wendy Saunders 45:43

Rosina Salmon 48:00


Lee Davis 57:15


Brathay 10 in 10

Kaz Hurrell completed her record breaking 4th running of this 10 marathons in 10 days event taking in the Windermere marathon route each day, with ice cream van situated conveniently half way around.. Congratulations to Kaz who raises considerable funds and awareness for th Brathay trust.


Kent Roadrunner Marathon

The annual merry go-around at Cyclopark, Gravesend saw runner doing 20 laps (3 more than last year, but shorter) at this GOLD standard marathon race, mixing elites and recreational runners in a brilliant format for all involved - athletes, supporters and event organisers - over a typical British morning. Starting humid, hot and overcast, followed by downpours, the race finished in clear cool skyies, ideal for topping up the suburn. Dagenham were joined by friends both local and from far afield and enjoyed the marathon challenge with everyone finishing and picking  up the massive 500g medal for their efforts. 1st across the line was Running Fish Peter Salmon in 3:37:43  with Rahana Islam 3:57:24 also gaining the sub4 time. Lee Duggan 4:18:41 completed after minimal training followed by Ian Cummins 5:01:17, Jane Swanson-Sprent 5:30:05 and Kaz Hurrell 5:40:16


Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll Half

It was a packed week for David O'Brien who completed the Scouse half in 2:02:58, the Saturday 5k in 25:49 - also did Chase the Sun 5k Hyde Park in 26:28. Denise Woolston also ventured to Merseyside to complete the half marathon in 3:04:56.


Melmerby 10k

After a week camping in North Yorkshire Bill Metcalfe recorded 80.16 in the Melmerby 10k. The time was over twice as long as his effort in their inaugural event in 1984!


parkrun Roundup



Paul EAGLES 23:35

Manji GAMI 33:49

Julie DALPHINIS 35:02


Cannon Hill, Birmingham

Vennisa CHOWDHURY 28:18


Bury St Edmunds

Caroline TUCK 23:00



Steve WHITFIELD 26:23

Mick BROWN 30:28



Perry BEETON 23:55

Emma O'SHEA 26:29

Carlos BASTIDAS 34:10

Christine LARDNER 35:25


Harrow Lodge


Laura Jayne PESKETT 26:03

Kevin BROWN 30:31

Jacqueline FREWIN 31:41



Timi VEERASAMY 27:21



Barking & Dagenham Junior parkrun

Jack PALMER 11:53

Dagenham 88 Runners New PB!

Freddie PALMER 13:49

Dagenham 88 Runners

Felicity BEMAND-QURESHI 13:51

Joshua CHUKWUMA 14:35

New PB!

Mona Lisa CHUKWUMA 15:21

New PB!

Faith ANORUO 18:01