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Athletics: ELVIS races begin for East End Road Runners

PUBLISHED: 09:30 24 May 2017

East End Road Runners take part in a successful world record attempt for most runners tied together at the Mind 5k (pic: EERR)

East End Road Runners take part in a successful world record attempt for most runners tied together at the Mind 5k (pic: EERR)

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East End Road Runners kicked off the new East London Fives Interclub Series (ELVIS) by taking a team of 25 to compete in Dagenham.

Jamie Zukcer was the first club member home in 31 minutes 59 seconds, while Naomi Elliot marked her distance debut for East End by clocking 36.56.

Also in action were Simon Leung-Chester (32.10), Ulrike Gerstenberg (39.03), Lisa Naylor (41.31), Sarah Bemand (44.19), Ravindra Luggah (48.06), Sherry Moran (48.13) and Vanessa Lawrence (49.04).

George Sceats continued his return from injury by finishing in 44.48, while Adam Dent, Lydia Omodara, Toyin Omodara, Adele Stach-Kevitz, Mark Sheraton, Dauda Ayodele, Jacqueline Goh, Gopal Gautam, Joanna Dorling, Ruth Solomons, Emily Bishop, Danielle Fletcher, Jacqueline Fernandez, Emily Whalan and Yogi Patel all made their distance debuts for the club.

Elsewhere, a number of club members helped set a world record for most runners tied together at the Mind 5k.

Phill Minns (1:32), Paul Jackson (1:55), Lydia Omodara (2:02), Sarah Bemand (2:16), Joanna Dorling (2:20) and Tanya Earle (2:21) all ran the Wimbledon Common half marathon, as Courtney Jane completed her first marathon in Copenhagen.


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