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Chingford League Relays and Presentations - Saturday 5 March 2022 - Wanstead Flats, Harrow Road, E11 3QD - 11.30am start.

Please join us for the final Chingford League event of the season, the 4 x 3,000M cross-country relays at Wanstead Flats.

The relays are hosted by our club, East London Runners.
If you would like to run, please add your name to Race Entries, or email info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk by SATURDAY 26th FEBRUARY, and we will allocate teams of similarly paced runners. Late entries (even on the day) are possible, but it will make the captains' job much easier if people could sign up by this date. Our Women’s and Men’s teams are strongly placed and we are expecting a strong turnout, to maintain their position in their Divisions.

In addition to runners we require volunteers on the day to help set up the course (from 8.30am) and Marshals from 10.30am to 1.00pm approx. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Alice Barrett.

We also need bakers for our charity cake stall, which will be situated in the Pavilion. Please contact Tricia O’Neill if you are willing to bake cakes for the stall.

Your help will be much appreciated.

There will be ONE race FOR ALL RUNNERS STARTING at 11.30am, which will include the Under 13 race and which and will comprise one lap of about 1 mile per leg, the rest of the runners will run a circuit of approximately 2 miles per leg. The courses will be largely grass with the occasional bit of forest track, but runners are advised to bring both spikes/studs and flats depending on conditions on the day. Club colours must be worn.

Each team to have 4 runners and, with the exception of the top couple of teams in each category, composite teams made up of athletes from different clubs (or even of different sexes) will be allowed so that everybody can have a run, provided that the name of the composite team is clearly stated on the registration sheet.

There is no need to have a specific vets team as these scores will be computed from the sum of the times of the first four vets in both the men's and women's categories, whichever team those vets happen to be running for.

Whilst all of the individual placings have been already determined, any team awards in the event of a tie will be decided by the accumulated team points from the preceding 5 races.

Refreshments will be available from 10.30am onwards in the Sports Pavilion where there are toilet and excellent changing facilities. The prize-giving will take place at 12.30pm.

There is parking adjacent to the sports complex. We would appreciate that if you are staying for the presentations, which we hope that you are, of you could park legally on the adjacent streets as the footballers are likely be arriving before we finish.

Many Thanks,

Karan Gadhia and Mike Wilson
Winter League Captains

Saturday 22nd January 2022 - Chingford League Race 5 - Epping Forest, Bury Road, Chingford E4 7QJ

Please see information below from Adrian, of the next Chingford League race, taking place on Saturday 22nd January.

Senior Men and Women start: 11.00am.

Race HQ - Orion Harriers Club House, Bury Road, E4 7QJ.

Open to all members of East London Runners.
The race is FREE to enter.

If this is your first run in the Chingford League this season, a race number will be ready for you to collect on the day, otherwise use your same number as before. Any lost numbers, please advise so that we can ask for a replacement.

We are expecting a good turnout from the club for this local race. There is still a lot at stake with the Women’s team pushing for promotion from Division Two (currently 2nd with two to go up) and the men looking for a high position in Division One (currently 5th).

So that we have an idea of numbers, please add your name to race entries, or email: info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk if you wish to enter, by WEDNESDAY 19th JANUARY 2022.

You must advise us if you do not have a race number.

We will all be meeting at the venue. Any queries then please speak to Karan or myself.

Karan Gadhia and Michael Wilson
Winter League Captains.


Race 5 Jan 22nd: Epping Forest, courtesy of Orion Harriers: Race HQ, Orion Clubhouse, Bury Rd E4 7QJ. Start is 200m north of Race HQ.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FANTASTIC NEW COURSE

(Toilets, changing, bag drop etc at race HQ)

Start times: u11/13s:10:30am; Seniors and U15/17s:11am

Seniors; 2 lap course, 5miles approx. Spikes, studs or mudclaws advised!

Use number bib from previous races. If it's your first race, or you've lost your number and need a duplicate, please inform your Team Manager by Thursday 20th. Thanks.

How to get there:

Car park at Chingford Plain (charges apply). Public Transport: 7/8 minute walk up Bury Rd from Rail and Bus Stations in North Chingford. By train, anywhere in N, E and Inner London to Walthamstow (Central or Queens Rd) Then Overground from W/stow Central to Chingford

Chingford League Race 4 - Trent Park 5m XC - Saturday 27 November 2021 - 2.30pm start.

Venue: Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Barnet, EN4 0PS.

2.30pm start - Senior Men and Women.

Hosted by Barnet AC in conjunction with Fraternity and Sorority Cups.

Approx 5 Miles Cross Country.

Suitable for good trail shoes, cross country studs, or spikes.

The race is free to all members of East London Runners. It is not necessary to complete any on line entry forms. If you have run in either of the previous three races, then do not forget your number. (Let us know if you have lost your bib!) If you have not run yet in the series this year, your bib will be ready for collection at the venue.

Please add your name to race entries or email: info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk, BY CLOSING DATE OF MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY 24th NOVEMBER , if you wish to compete for ELR in this race.

Travel arrangements:

Rail: MEET ON THE PLATFORM AT LEYTONSTONE UNDERGROUND STATION AT 12.15PM. (Subject to confirmation that Central Line and Piccadilly Line are operating)

Road: A406, A111 - Car parking is available at Trent Park - arrive early!

Cockfosters Station on the Piccadilly Line, is a short 5 minute walk from the venue.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Karan Gadhia and Michael Wilson

Winter League Captains.

Saturday 2nd October 2021 - Chingford League Race 2 - Central Park, Dagenham - 11.00am start.

Saturday 2nd October 2021 - Chingford League Race 2 - Central Park, Rainham Road North, Dagenham RM10 7FJ.

Start Time: 11.00am for all runners.

This a 5 mile cross country race on a fast course, consisting of grass and trail. Suitable for trail shoes (not spikes). The race is FREE to all ELR club members and it is not necessary to complete any on line registration forms.

Please email info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk by closing date of THURSDAY 30th SEPTEMBER if you wish to enter. If you are not 100% certain you are able to run, please still add your name.

You will have a race bib and number that can be passed to you for your next race. Your number will have your name written in marker pen and will be prepared in advance. Once you have a race bib, this will be yours for the series.

Those of you that ran at Hog Hill on 18th September, please remember to bring your race number.

Central Park is the same venue as the relays back in April and the ELVIS race in June. Parking is available in the car park next to the rugby club.

We are looking for a volunteer from our club, to help with marshalling. If anyone is running the London Marathon and able to assist, this is an ideal opportunity as you will not be out training! Please let me know if you are available.

This is the second of seven fixtures overall (including a XC relay in March). Various individual and team category prizes awarded. Age categories equalised for Male/Female Runners.

We look forward to seeing more of you this time. The race does not clash with lunch time and you can come from your Parkrun. See you there.

Michael Wilson and Karan Gadhia
Winter League Captains

Chingford League 2020-21 Final Results

The final ELR team placings at the end of the 2020-21 season of three races and the relays (fewer than usual due to Covid restrictions) are as follows:

Men's 'A' team: 5th in Division 1
Women's 'A' team: 7th in Division 1
Men's Vets: 6th
Women's Vets: 5th

(Out of 17 clubs)

Chingford League 2019-20 Final Results

Well done to all members who ran in this winter's Chingford League.

The club finished in excellent league positions in all categories:
- Men overall: 3rd, B team: 3rd, vets: 4th
- Women overall: 4th, vets: 4th
Out of 16 clubs.

Relays:
- Men overall: 2nd/16, vets: 4th/9
- Women overall: 7th/16, vets: 4th/6

The following members finished in the top 10 of the individual categories:
- Euan Brown: 1st SM
- Calvin Bobin: 2nd VM60
- Becky Evans: 2nd VW50
- Stuart Hodson: 2nd U20M
- Fiona Day: 3rd VW60
- Patrick Brown: 7th SM
- Caroline Frith: 10th VW40

See you all again at Hog Hill in October 2020!

Michael Wilson and Jacob Stevens
Winter League Captains

Relays and Presentations - 11am on Saturday 7th March 2020 - Wanstead Flats, Harrow Road, E11 3QD

Please join us for the final Chingford League event, the 4 x 2 mile cross-country relays at Wanstead Flats.

*******The Relays are hosted by our Club, EAST LONDON RUNNERS. In addition to runners we require volunteers on the day to help set up the course(from 8.30am) and Marshals from 10.30am to 1pm approx. Your help will be much appreciated. Volunteers will score points in the ELR Winter League competition.*******

If you would like to take part, please put your name on Race Entries by Saturday 29th February, and we will allocate teams of similarly-paced runners. If you would prefer to enter a team with specific runners, please let Jacob Stevens know by that date. Late entries (even on the day) are possible, but it will make the captains' job much easier if people could sign up by this date.

There will be ONE race FOR ALL RUNNERS STARTING at 11am, which will include the Under 13 race and which and will comprise one lap of about 1 mile per leg, the rest of the runners will run a circuit of approximately 2 miles per leg. The courses will be largely grass with the occasional bit of forest track, but runners are advised to bring both spikes/studs and flats depending on conditions on the day. Club colours must be worn.

Each team to have 4 runners and, with the exception of the top couple of teams in each category, composite teams made up of athletes from different clubs (or even of different sexes) will be allowed so that everybody can have a run, provided that the name of the composite team is clearly stated on the registration sheet.

There is no need to have a specific vets team as these scores will be computed from the sum of the times of the first four vets in both the men's and women's categories, whichever team those vets happen to be running for.

Whilst all of the individual placings have been already determined, any team awards in the event of a tie will be decided by the accumulated team points from the preceding 5 races.

Refreshments will be available from 10.30am onwards in the Sports Pavilion where there are toilet and excellent changing facilities. The prize-giving will take place as soon as the results are in. There is parking adjacent to the sports complex. We would appreciate that if you are staying for the presentations, which we hope that you are, of you could park legally on the adjacent streets as the footballers are likely be arriving before we finish.

Chingford League - Link to Facebook Page

FACEBOOK - www.facebook.com/groups/913546882044405/

WEBSITE - www.chingfordleague.co.uk/

Chingford League Overview

Chingford League - Since 1955

A winter athletics league for N & E London: A mix of cross country and tarmac surfaces, over 5 miles or 5k. The league offers both a serious competition for fast athletes and a friendly welcome to all runners plus it combines with an inclusive ethos to encourage newer runners to "give it a go".

The mix of challenges is also perfect for parkrunners who are improving, but want to vary distances and terrain to boost their performance and progress towards goals like 10k, half marathons and beyond. If you want to take part, join one of our 16 member clubs - then it's free to enter.

Member Clubs:
Barnet & District AC
Barking Road Runners
Dagenham 88 Runners
East End Road Runners
East London Runners
East London Triathletes
Edmonton RC
Eton Manor AC
Harold Wood RC
Ilford AC
London City AC
London Heathside
Loughton Athletic Club
Mornington Chasers RC
Orion Harriers
Trent Park RC
Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC
Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies

Team Competition:
- Men's and women's A teams: 6 to score. Two divisions: for 2021-22, ELR men are in 1st division, women are in 2nd division.
- Men's and women's vets teams (40+): 6 to score.
- Men's B teams: 6 to score.

Individual Competition:
In the individual awards, the best 5 out of 6 performances (apart from the relays) will count.
Age categories: U11, U20, SEN, V40, V50, V60 (M & F).
Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.

Chingford League - How does it work?

This is how the format works:

It is Race Series, competing with local and some London Clubs. Some races are on tarmac and others are pure Cross Country. Held in the Autumn/Winter months from early October to early March.

This "Winter season" League usually consists of 3 road surface races, 3 cross country races and a cross country relay race.

The Event in March is the Cross Country Relay Race for teams of 4 (usually) and is now held on Wanstead Flats (Harrow Road) and hosted by East London Runners.

The races are free to all ELR club members. (ELR has paid an Annual fee to the League).

It is not necessary to complete any entry forms, but pre-registration (via your team captains) is required. You keep your race number for the whole series!

ELR Winter Leagues Co-Captains for 2021-22 (inc. Chingford League)

Mike Wilson




Karan Gadhia