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Athletics: East London Runners member Jon Brombley powers to victory in Regents Park as others head to Paris

PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 July 2017

Alexandra Rutishauer-Perera, Stuart Barton, Fiona Critchley and Stuart Barton of East London Runners face the camera in Paris (pic: ELR)

Alexandra Rutishauer-Perera, Stuart Barton, Fiona Critchley and Stuart Barton of East London Runners face the camera in Paris (pic: ELR)

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East London Runners member Jon Brombley showed impressive form to finish first at the Run Through Regents Park 5k, clocking 17 minutes and 39 seconds.

Elsewhere, Thomas Grimes had the second-best graded score at the latest Wimbledon Trail Series race after finishing in 46.02 over the eight-mile course.

An intrepid group of four club members travelled to just south of Paris to take part in the Fontainebleau parkrun.

Jonathan Wooldridge was the first club member home in 20.46, followed by Fiona Critchley, who was the fastest woman over the course in 23.59.

Also in action in France were Stuart Barton (25.59) and Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera (28.10).

There were plenty of other East London Runners in parkrun action closer to home, including Patrick Brown, who was first at the Walthamstow event in 17.45.

Members also took part in various other parkruns from Brockwell, Roding Valley, Valentines, South Norwood, Harcourt Hill, Brentwood, Barking and Hilly Fields to Wanstead.

Tom Timson took in the Ware 10k where he finished in 30th place after completing the course in a time of 47.54.

Andy Bolderstone led a group of five members home at the Southend half marathon, coming home in 2:05.35.

Also in action on the coast were Marc Akers (2:07.19), Catriona Hoult (2:13.12), Caroline McGirr (2:23.45) and Joanna Wood (2:34.15) and Bolderstone said: “This was my second time doing this race. I wanted a half as part of my prep for Berlin in September.

“The organisers had loads of sponges available which was a great touch and one which I wish more races would do.

“The support and organisation along the way is very good. I finished drenched from continually trying to cool myself down. My time was my worst since joining, but I’m not too worried as the weather was brutal and oppressive. I do need to find a way to deal with the heat though.”

Julie Campbell clocked 56.35 to finish as the fastest V55 athlete at the latest Essex Cross-Country series race at Thornton Park.

Joshua Stephens ran the Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest race in 54.05, while on the track Antonio Romero ran a 3,000m personal best of 9.31.


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