Athletics: Ilford runners make capital gains at Vitality London 10k
PUBLISHED: 10:00 31 May 2018
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Ilford AC had 15 of their members make up some of the 15,000 athletes that took part in the Vitality London 10k across the streets of the capital on Bank Holiday Monday.
Starting on The Mall, the race took in landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, Horse Guards Parade and Parliament Square, before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.
Leading the Ilford men home was Amin Koikai in a time of 33 minutes and 18 seconds, with Malcolm Muir (36.38), Sebastian Parris (37.55), John Crawley (40.26), Dennis Briggs (43.32), Satha Alaga (49.01), Ernie Forsyth (50.34) and Billy Green (50.51) also in action.
First home for the ladies was Zuzana Sinalova in 41.55, followed by Breege Nordin (45.50), Carlie Qirem (46.23), Gaye Young (46.53), Frieda Keane (59.02), Launa Broadley (64.24) and Sheila Sinclair (67.41).
At the Hatfield Broad Oak 10k, A squad of 12 from the Ilford endurance team completed the race.
Gary Coombes was the first clubman home to win the M45 category and place 17th overall after clocking 36.50.
Next home was Dan Holeyman on his club competitive debut in (40.29), followed by Steve Parker (46.39), Alan Pearl (47.08), Rhoan Gabbidon (47.51), Tony Young (48.36), Rob Sargent (54.09) and Ray Everington (63.18).
Pam Jones was second in the VF70 category after clocking 69.07, while Julia Galea (58.38), Carol Muir (65.07) and Brennie Gabbidon (70.43) were also in action.
At the Folkestone Coastal 10k, Terry Knightley was second in the MV55 category after finishing in a time of 41.26 in sweltering conditions.
Ilford’s Jordan Hinds and Aaron Samuels travelled to Eltham for the latest British Milers’ Club regional race.
Running in the 800m, Hinds clocked 2.26 for her second fastest time of the season so far.
Samuels, meanwhile, ran in one of the 1500m heats and set a new Ilford under-17 record for the distance when clocking 4.03.
Samuels (4.42) and Hick were also in action at the Westminster Mile, along with fellow junior runners Jak Wright (4.49), Matthew Hick (5.44), Ryan Holeyman (5.52), Joseph Grange (5.54) and Aaron Hick (6.22) to cap a competitive week for Ilford.