Another week, another storm playing havoc with the weekend running plans. This time it was the turn of Dennis.

Tuesday’s track night was taken by Captain Rob and Coach Alison. After a couple of warm-up laps Rob had devised an interesting session to make sure everyone was warmed up or worn out, depending how you look at it! The main session was taken by Alison and consisted of 10 two minute runs with two minutes recovery in between, finishing with a cool down lap or two. A tough session enjoyed by everyone.

Thursday’s midweek run from the Jo Richardson School Gale street, led by Nigel Swaby, was the 6.4 mile Seven Parks bypass run (i.e. it went past the parks rather than through them). Anyone who feels like joining in the Thursday night run should meet at about 18.45 in the foyer of the school, ready for a 7.00pm start. Toilets, and lockers for bags, are available.

 Saturday was parkrun day and, with Storm Dennis set to arrive at about 13.00, the weather for parkrun was a bit windy but not too bad, in Barking anyway.

This week was parkrun number 400 for Barking and continued the good turn out so far this year including a good smattering of BRR runners.


Owen Wainhouse 20.48, Belinda Riches 23.59, Nehal Patel 24.23, Sally Bridge 26.27 , Jason Li 27.51, Les Jay 28.19, Annette Prior 29.15, Greg Adams 30.06, Patricia Browning 31.04, Gopal Myilsamy 31.47, Dawn Blake 32.47, Jenni Birch 36.02, Robert Courtier 37.19, Alison Fryatt 37.21, and Micky Ball 37.49.


Kevin Wotton 25.28, Vicki Groves 29.19, Tom Coughlan 31.40 and Kresh Veerasamy 36.19.


Rory Burr 21.09 and Stuart Burr 26.55.

Finsbury Park

Joe Stacey 18.53 and Rosie Fforde 24.17.

Harrow Lodge

Trevor Robinson 26.18.


Paul Ward 20.58.


Gary Hartford 27:57.

Shorne Woods

Barry Culling 25.35, Nikki Cranmer 34.06 and Natalie Traylen 39.43.

Sunday’s runs and races were effected by Dennis too. However, although there were no organised runs taking place, several members braved the weather to do their marathon training long runs. That’s dedication for you!



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