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Gary Cardnell

Gary Cardnell - Captain

About Me: Started running in 1983 just after i got married, not sure if the two things are connected!

Personal best times: 5k-17.2-1992 5m-32.02-1992 10k-37.06-1992 10m-62.15-1992 half marathon-1.23.45-1992 15m-1.48.35-1993 marathon.3.32

Anne Duggan

Anne Duggan - Kit Officer

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Lorraine Hilton

Lorraine Hilton - Secretary

About Me: I joined First Steppers in May 2015 and have fallen in love with running and our brilliant supportive club members!

Personal best times: 5k- 29:18 10k- 1:00:52 10 miles- 1:57:48 Half Marathon 2:12:43 Marathon 5:42:48

Debbie Joy

Debbie Joy - Membership Secretary

About Me: Having not done any running since I left school many moons ago, I joined First Steppers in May 2015 and completed my first 10k in Cardiff with family and friends in September 2015. This year I'm determined to get fit, lose weight and get a few 10k's under my belt

Personal best times: Cardiff 10K - 1hr 23mins Brentwood Half - 2hrs 43mins Pleshey Half - 2hrs 30mins

David OBrien

David OBrien - Press Officer

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Timi Selon Veerasamy

Timi Selon Veerasamy - Chair

About Me: 8 years as a D88.Joined the club as one of the very 1st, first stepper in March. Progressed to do my first marathon at Brighton in 2012. Love D88 run club, parkrun and junior parkrun family and running in all weathers. I am a run leader & enjoy supporting others. Achievements: D88s V55: 2010, 2011, 2012,2016 & 2017. D88 Female Championship: 2013, 2014,2015. 1st woman trophy Interfaith, Luxembourg Night marathon 2013 and 2017. 1st lady V60 Poppy half, FV60 winner Kent road marathon May 2014. 7 Essex medals, 3 bronze, 2 silvers, 1 gold in the V55 age group. First medal V65:Gold at Essex 20 March 2017. Elvis 2017 FV65

Personal best times: September 2014: Flanders Marathon 4:26; March 2015: Richmond Half marathon 2:02; Pleshey half marathon 2:01+ 5k Valentines parkrun 25:40; 2016 Amba London 1M-8:16

Veronica Waller

Veronica Waller - Assistant Secretary

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Melinda Woodgate

Melinda Woodgate - Social Secretary

About Me: Social Secretary - Although I don’t run I did try but injury has derailed that for the time being. I joined D88 October 2018 but have been a cheerleader at many races over the years. Instead of running I felt I could give back to the club in other ways.

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Russell Abrey

Russell Abrey -

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Personal best times: 5k 17:59 1996 5 Mile 30:01 2001 10k 38.05 1996 10 mile 63:05 1996 13 mile 1:23:45 2001 15 mile 1:46:30 1996 20 mile 2:17 30 1996 26 mile 3:27:30 1999

Rosemary ABREY

Rosemary ABREY -

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Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams -

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Jennifer Akroyd

Jennifer Akroyd -

About Me: Member since 2009 I used to be half decent, then I had kids. I *will* get back there though!

Personal best times: Marathon: 3:38:40 - Leicester 2013 Half: 1:41:56 - Brentwood 2014 10k: 45:47 - Stratford 2010 5 miles : 37:24 - Havering 2012 5 km: 21:41 Valentines parkrun 2014 1 miles - 6:23 Jim Peters track 2013

Zahid  Ali

Zahid Ali -

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Danny Allen

Danny Allen -

About Me: A guy who runs a bit to eat what I like.

Personal best times: 5k 22:19 10k 46:48 half marathon 1:43:15 marathon 3:58:23

Jamie Austin

Jamie Austin -

About Me: I started running with the club in 2015 and have loved running ever since, doing a Marathon, Half Marathons and multiple 10Ks and 5Ks. Running has become a big part of my life and I love it

Personal best times: 5K - 21:07 10K- 53:45 Half Marathon: 1:56:35 Marathon: 04:46:15

Ken  Baker

Ken Baker -

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Andrew Beazeley

Andrew Beazeley -

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Personal best times: 5K 00:23:53 (23/02/2019 - Barking Parkrun) 10K 00:52:22 (03/02/2019 - London Winter Run) Half 01:57:42 (17/03/2019 - Brentwood Half) Marathon 04:58:51 (23/12/18 - Ramsgate Viking Coastal SVN)

Amelia Beazeley

Amelia Beazeley -

About Me: Associate Membership via Andy Beazeley and Jenny O'Hanlon

Personal best times: 2k Junior Parkrun: 12.59

Evie Beazeley

Evie Beazeley -

About Me: Associate Membership via Andy Beazeley and Jenny O'Hanlon

Personal best times: Eligible for 1st Junior Parkrun 26th November. PB TBC

James Blogg

James Blogg -

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Rachel Brancher

Rachel Brancher -

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Cassandra Bryant (nee Kingston)

Cassandra Bryant (nee Kingston) -

About Me: I started running August 2012 joint the first stepper and have slowly progressed since. I've done several half marathons, finished London marathon in 2016 thanks to the club ballot and I've also completed an ultra marathon. My times are slowly getting better so who knows what the future holds

Personal best times: My Personal Bests 1 mile - 7.06 5 K - 25:10 (Handicap 2017) Parkrun - 25:00 (Hackney 2019) 5 mile - 40.29 (Havering 2017) 10 K - 53:11 (Horndon 2019) 10 mile - 90:56 (Stebbing 2013) Half Marathon - 2:09:56 (Edinburgh 2015) 15 mile 20 mile- 3:40:54 (Tarpley 2016) Marathon- 4:38:18 (London 2016) Ultra marathon - 6:30:28 (Stort 2015)

Peter Burdett

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Samuel Burdett

Samuel Burdett -

About Me: Associate member via Pete Burdett

Personal best times: parkrun personal best is 21.53. junior parkrun personal best is 8.07

Lucy Burdett

Lucy Burdett -

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Sarah Cahill

Sarah Cahill -

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SARAH JO CAPON

SARAH JO CAPON -

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PHILIP CAPON

PHILIP CAPON -

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Julie Cardnell

Julie Cardnell -

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Personal best times: 5k 33:51 Parkrun 31:09 5m 54:51 10k 68:26 10m 1:56:13 Half Marathon 2:40:40

Yolanda  Ceveira

Yolanda Ceveira -

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Kayleigh Chappell

Kayleigh Chappell -

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Ashok  Chaudhary

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Simon Childs

Simon Childs -

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Nikhelesh Chowdhury

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Christina Clementson

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Richele Cockley

Richele Cockley -

About Me: I have been with D88 for about 4 years I also run OCR EVENTS, and love a bit of mud!!

Personal best times: 5K - 31.53sec 10K - 1.09 Half- 2.45

Kerstin Costa

Kerstin Costa -

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Pedro Costa

Pedro Costa -

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Ian Cummins

Ian Cummins -

About Me: Joined Dagenham 2011 after meeting members in the then "new" Valentines parkrun... They were the friendliest... Enjoy all distances from 5k to marathon, my favourite being half-marathon... Started helping on the committee as press officer, after a couple of years became club captain, then Chair from 2016 to 2019... Dabble in multisports and aim to continue running to the best of my ability and promoted the benefits of running and being a club member across the borough...

Personal best times: Mile 5:50, 5K 19:49, parkrun 19:32, 5M 33:41, 10K 41:20, 10M 69:00, HM 91:14, 20M 2:46:23, Mar 3:33:41

Julie Dalphinis

Julie Dalphinis -

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Dawid Debski

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Chelsey Devine

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Claire Dovey

Claire Dovey -

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Tracy  Drake-Tapscott

Tracy Drake-Tapscott -

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Emma Dudman

Emma Dudman -

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Personal best times: HM: 1.57.51 5k: 23.33

Debra Duncan-Silvera

Debra Duncan-Silvera -

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Personal best times: 5K - 28:34

Suzanne Easley

Suzanne Easley -

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Personal best times: 5km 26:01 5miles 46:33 10k 56:50 10miles 1:37:10 Half marathon 2:11:40

Stephen Easley

Stephen Easley -

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Personal best times: Beachy Head Marathon 26.2 miles 07:21:00, Southend Half Marathon 13.1 miles 02:21:27, Great Baddow 10 miles 01:49:42, Leigh on Sea 10 km 01:01:07, Braintree 5 miles 00:46:08, Valentines parkrun 5 km 00:26:04

Daniel Elwood

Daniel Elwood -

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Melissa Embery

Melissa Embery -

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Personal best times: Best marathon 4.08,08

Lynton Fairman

Lynton Fairman -

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Linda Fordham

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Brian Fry

Brian Fry -

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Richard Haidon

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Rachel Haidon

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kirsty hannan

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Nils Hollmann

Nils Hollmann -

About Me: I started with Valentines Parkrun in 2014, but ran on my own before that. My weekly average running is about 25 miles a week if I'm not injured.

Personal best times: 5k - 22:30 / 10k - 48:20 / Half Marathon - 1:44:20

Allan Horne

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Sarah Horne

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Sharon Howlett

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John Hughes

John Hughes -

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Linda Humphries

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Heather Impey

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Karen Johnson

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Karen Joy

Karen Joy -

About Me: I joined D88 Runners in March 2013 and it was one of the best things I ever did. They are not just a running club to me, they are extended family. So supportive and understanding! I would recommend them to anyone, no matter what your level of fitness is. They cater for all abilities!

Personal best times: 1 mile...8.43 5k...28.15 10k....60.01 Half marathon....2hrs 24mins

Peter Juma

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Dawn Konstantinou

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Stephanie Landers

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Michael  Lardner

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Geri latimer

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Christine Lopes

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Jason Manning

Jason Manning -

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Laure McGuire

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William Metcalfe

William Metcalfe -

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Kieran  Miller

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Carol Moring

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Robert Newton

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Lynne Northcott

Lynne Northcott -

About Me: Joined D88 in February 2017 and look forward to club nights. After solitary running for 3 years I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful friendly community. Im a mum of 2 teens and running keeps me sane! Come say hi

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SUZANNE NOTT

SUZANNE NOTT -

About Me: Started running July 2018, at Raphael parkrun (41:46) encouraged by my lovely sister, Louisa Parsons, and completed Couch to 5k in December 2018. I’m on the Core Team at Raphael and am still working on the PB, which is currently 25:43. Ran my first 10k in May 2019 (Vitality) and loved it. Now working up to the Vitality Big Half in March 2020. The juggling act of balancing running and living with type 1 diabetes continues, but I’m doing okay right now!

Personal best times: 5k PB 25:43 (Raphael parkrun 12/10/19) 10k PB 55:06 (Billericay 03/11/19)

Beatrice Oguntayo

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Jenny OHanlon

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Pascalia  Pamba

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Louisa Parsons

Louisa Parsons -

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Personal best times: 5km 27:17 10km: 57:08 1/2: 2:09:24

Jonathan Parsons

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Pritesh Patel

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Sarah Pegnall

Sarah Pegnall -

About Me: Just new to running. Also known as 'Mrs Peggers' as married to club leader Mick 'Peggers' Pegnall and have supported his running since 2009

Personal best times: 43:32 5k

Alan Potter

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Sara Prior

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Paul Prior

Paul Prior -

About Me: Started running 2008 and joined D88s in winter 2013 and have not looked back, a wonderful club for all levels.

Personal best times: 5k 19.31, 5mls 33.24, 10k 40.10, 10mls 67, halfmrthn 1hr29, 15mls 1hr57 marathon VLM 2015 3hrs24.

Emdad  Rahman

Emdad Rahman -

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Joanne Reeves

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Sharon Robinson

Sharon Robinson -

About Me: Started running with the Club February 2012. Never looked back.... I am now a Leader and enjoy helping others. Favorite saying Life is for Living ....

Personal best times: parkrun 26:37 5m 42:42 10km 55:54 10m 1:32:53 Half 1:57:55 20m 3:21 Marathon VLM 4:51:48

Victoria Rose

Victoria Rose -

About Me: Working full time and being a single parent to children on the autistic spectrum running headspace is very much needed. Free time and consistency is a major issue with my running and performance but the club has always been supportive and welcoming whenever I manage attend. The social side of the club has been just as beneficial as the running. I hope for many more half marathons and hopefully achieve my first full marathon one day.

Personal best times: 5k - 30:55 10K - 1:08 Half Marathon- 2:48

Kine Rydjord

Kine Rydjord -

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Rosina Salmon

Rosina Salmon -

About Me: 2015 I joined D88 in the first steppers and have since completed many races including half marathons, Brighton marathon and even an ultra 31 miles in December 2017...I can truly say it's the best thing I've ever done. It's so much more than just a running club

Personal best times: Parkrun 26.39 Brentwood 2019 half marathon 2hr 7mins Halstead Marathon 2018 4hrs 31mins Portsmouth 10 miles 2016 1hr 34mins Sikhs in the city dawn to dusk 2017 31 miles

Peter Salmon

Peter Salmon -

About Me: Started running when I hit 40 and weight was going in the wrong direction, I joined the club in November 2013 and love the encouragement and comradeship that exists within the Dagg 88s

Personal best times: Marathon 3.32 Half marathon 1.29.48 10 miles 1.09 10k 41.07 5k 19.49

Lorraine Scott

Lorraine Scott -

About Me: I so enjoy being apart of this great running club, I have achieved so much in such a short time, I have made many friends at the club and it's a very big part of my social life.

Personal best times: 10k 106.14, 5k 32.30 The Great South Run 1hr 58m Brentwood Half Marathon 2hr 48m

George Seabrook

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Tracey Sheehy

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Hannah Sheikh

Hannah Sheikh -

About Me: I started running 3 years ago at Parkrun and had never ran before. Now I run 3 times a week and have improved my 5km time from 35.39 to 24.49.

Personal best times: 5km-24.33, 10km-54.08, Half Marathon-1hrs 57.30 mins

Jon Simpson

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James Smith

James Smith -

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Personal best times: 5k - 19.52 10k - 42.08 10m - 71.39 Hm - 93.28 2pm - 2.52 26.2 - 3.52

Jo Smith

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Joseph John  Squibb

Joseph John Squibb -

About Me: I'm a happy go lucky kinda guy with 4 kids a wife and dog I only started running 3 years ago although when I say started I had a play in the mud at Nuclear races and enjoyed it so much it was the start of my attempt to get fit I enjoy running but find it can be a very lonely place when your on your own. My best achievement to date has to be qualifying for the British OCR Championship last year.

Personal best times: 5k. 25.07 10k. 48.32 Half. 1.52.19 Full. 5.28.16

Jason Suddaby

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Personal best times: 5k - 23.50 10k - 48.22 13.1m - 1hr.56 26.2m - 4hr 23.22

Paul Suett

Paul Suett -

About Me: I started running about 3 years ago after a hand injury stopped me boxing, since then I have completed London Marathon 4 times, a full Ironman in Barcelona and I am a member of Team GB competing in Triathlon and Duathlon

Personal best times: London Marathon 2:55:36s - 2016, Member of Team GB and represents Great Britain in Major finals across the world Barcelona Ironman 10:15:34s

Luke Summers

Luke Summers -

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Personal best times: 1Mile: 7:32 - Westminster mile (2017) 5K: 24:46 - Parkrun (2016) 5Miles: 42:02 - Raphael Park (Elvis 2016) 10K: 53:49 - Vitality 10,000 (2016) 10Miles: 1:34:30 - Witham (2018) Half: 1:56:52 - Southend Half (2016) Marathon: 5:18:31 - Halstead (2018)

Natalie Summers

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Jane Swanson-Sprent

Jane Swanson-Sprent -

About Me: Swaney! Joined the club to get fit and try to loose weight. I've had great support from everyone at the club and am now a run leader. My motto is "celebrate finish lines not finish times".....

Personal best times: Marathon 5.12 - Chelmsford Marathon 2017. 20 miles 3.59 - Essex 20 2016. Half marathon 2.21 - Pleshy 2017. 10 mile 1.47 - Tiptree 10 2015. 10k 62 minutes - London Pride 2015. 5 miles 48 minutes Wix 5 2015. 5k 30.06 - valentines park elvis 2015.

Nigel Swinburne

Nigel Swinburne -

About Me: The Dagenham GOAT.

Personal best times: 1 mile - 5:11 5km - 17:54 5mile - 29:46 10km - 36:30 10mile - 59:51 Half M - 1:20:09 Mara - 2:57:55

Katarina Thorpe

Katarina Thorpe -

About Me: Just joined! Dagenham east resident. Looking forward to getting to know you all, improving my 5K and properly finishing a 10K.

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Caroline Tuck

Caroline Tuck -

About Me: I've been running for many years but plagued by injury in recent times. Now running more to keep sane than to compete.

Personal best times: 1 mile 6:28 5k 20:45 5M 34:07 10k 42:37 10M 1:10:06 Half Marathon 1:33:28 15M 2:02:21 20M 2:29:31 Marathon 3:14:26

Sam Veerasamy

Sam Veerasamy -

About Me: Joined the club 7 years ago as a first stepper. 4 half marathons, twice SOUTHEND, Poppy half & Brentwood half. 3 marathons: Medoc in Bordeaux- 2015, Seville- Feb 2016 and Valencia October 2016. Looking forward to Rome marathon- 2nd April 2017. 200+ parkruns. 5K is my favourite distance

Personal best times: Brentwood half M- 2:33:10 Valencia marathon 2016- 5:33+

Sonya Veerasamy

Sonya Veerasamy -

About Me: “Not a runner”: started parkrun January 2016, joined D88 April 2017, first marathon October 2017.

Personal best times: parkrun 5K: 27:00 ELVIS 5K: 27:58 Horndon 10K: 58:52 ELVIS 5 mile: 56:13 Stebbing 10 mile: 1:40:15 Pleshey Half 13.2 mile: 2:18:18 Dublin Marathon: 5:03:36

Emma Vincent

Emma Vincent -

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Personal best times: 1 Mile - 7.05 5k - 24.57 10k - 54.17 10 mile - 1.29.33 Half marathon - 1.58.04

Billy  Walkington

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Jeff Webster

Jeff Webster -

About Me: Current Club Captain... I joined Dagenham 88 in October 2013 as a new 'runner'. I have made some slow but steady progress with my emphasis being on longevity and overall health rather than short term, abrupt improvement at the expense of wellbeing etc. You may hear me talking about Low Carb/ Paleo/Primal eating patterns, Horses, the Growth Mindset and quite possibly Running. I have 2 black Cats called Millie & Milo.

Personal best times: 5K - 18:55 10K - 39:12

Debbie Wicks

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Roger Winston

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Hazel Winston

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Vicky Woodhouse

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Denise Woolston

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Saima Zeb

Saima Zeb -

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Personal best times: 5km - 26:13 10km - 54:27 21km - 2:16:41 42km - 5:50:15