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Five East London Runners break personal best times at 5km parkruns
7:00am Thursday 26th September 2013 in Latest Sport
Ten East London Runners took part in 5km parkruns on Saturday, with five recording personal bests for the distance.
At Hackney Marshes, Claire Parker finished ninth overall with a personal best of 21.26 that gave her the quickest time of all the women.
Ninette Fernandes clocked 24.45 on her way to 28th place.
Samuel Browne led the club at the Wanstead Flats, going round the 5km course in a personal best of 17.58 and finishing fourth.
Lee Wollaston (11th with a personal best), Derek Wright (14th) and Richard Potter (15th) all crossed the line within a minute of each other around the 20-minute mark.
Sharon Springfield took the top woman mantle with her time of 21.30, which put her in 22nd overall.
The Wanstead-based club recorded great results in Walthamstow with Patrick Brown (17.59 and a personal best) in firstfollowed by Richard Guest (21.18) in fourth and Jamie Xavier (21.32 and a personal best) in fifth.
In Sunday’s Teach First 10km, the club was represented by Saheb Yousefi (43.01) and Katherine Jones (48.44), who recorded a personal best.
Jonny Shaw clocked 1.53.43 at the New Forest Half-Marathon, while in the Tonbridge event Mark Boulton finished in 24th with a time of 1.25.28.
William Davies competed in the full New Forest Marathon, completing the distance in 4.25.18.
Three members were in Triathlon action, competing in the Anglian Water Triathlon in Cambridgeshire.
The 1500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run was completed by Samuel Browne (2.15.54), Sarah Burns (2.34.06) and Roger Stubbs (3.24.58).
The East London Runners are hosting the Valentines Park 5k Charity Race and Children’s Fun Run on Sunday.
The race, in support of Ilford Athletic Club, will start near the Melbourne Road entrance of the park and will consist of a flat, fast and traffic-free course.
Full details are available on the club’s website, www.eastlondonrunners.org.