Search

Free 20-page guide to the new football season in this week’s Recorder

On sale August 6

Personal bests for Newham runners in the London Marathon

12:22 15 April 2014

Marathon runners Andre Ellis, Phillip Minns, Allyson Johnson, Alejandro Folch-Coll, Peter Grant and Nuno Andrade

Marathon runners Andre Ellis, Phillip Minns, Allyson Johnson, Alejandro Folch-Coll, Peter Grant and Nuno Andrade

Archant

Road runners from across Newham saw their times tumble as they raised thousands of pounds by running the London Marathon.

Allyson and Jacob after the raceAllyson and Jacob after the race

Twelve members of the East End Road Runners pounded the 26.2 mile course, with four marathon debutants crossing the finish line.

Allyson Johnson, 48, only took up running two years ago and finished her first marathon in five hours 47 minutes.

Allyson, of Perth Road, Plaistow, raised £500 for the Drop In Bereavement Centre, which provides support to those who have lost loved ones.

She said: “I had an amazing day and really enjoyed it.

Lucy and Patrick during the raceLucy and Patrick during the race

“The support along the way was fantastic and there were hardly any places that were not full of people.”

It was a family affair on Sunday as her son Jacob, 14, represented Newham in the three mile mini marathon, completing it in 19 minutes 33 seconds.

The club’s fastest marathon runner was Nuno Andrade, 31, who completed it in a personal best time of two hours 55 minutes.

Other runners who saw their records fall included Phillip Minns, 43, who raised £500 for the Macmillan Cancer Trust by finishing the course in three hours six minutes.

Beckton residents Lucy Johnson and Patrick Seaman raised £3,000 for Phab Kids, which supports disabled young people and their families.

The other runners from the club to complete the race were Peter Apps and Alejandro Folch-Coll, who recorded personal bests, and Peter Grant, Alex Folch, Andre Ellis, Clare Tyler, Glen Lowman and Paula Need.

Members of the borough’s only dedicated road running club also helped out on the day by handing out water and transporting baggage.

Read more:

Silvertown man, 70, runs London Marathon for Beckton hospice

Latest News Stories

53 minutes ago
The sexual assaults happened on the same bus route

A Forest Gate man has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl on a bus.

CCTV footage of the fly-tip in Dukes Road

A fly-tipper has paid the price after the van used was traced back to his East Ham home.

07:00
The tube strike looks set to go ahead with dispute over pay and night tube working conditions yet to be resolved

The entire tube network will shut down tomorrow night after unions rejected London Underground’s latest offer.

London
Yesterday, 18:30
Two people were stabbed in Manor Park  (pic credit: Agi Kalisz)

A man was arrested after two people were stabbed in Manor Park over the weekend.

London hospital

Most read news

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Read more
Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder