January 2015 - Many of our long term members hold bits and pieces of the Club papers/records since we were founded in 1982. These include copies of Minutes of Committee Meetings, Annual General Meetings and published Club Newsletters. It is my intention to gather together as many of these as possible (I borrowed quite a lot from Don Bennett about 6 years ago as I intend(ed) to add some detail to the Club History. My intention now is to add both the History (to the history page) and the race records to this page, watch this space!
Frank Brownlie, Chair, East London Runners
Existing Club Marathon Record times.
Male - Antonio Martin Romero - 2:25:24pb - Seville - February 2020
Female - Yvonne Shashoua - 3:04:05 - Amsterdam - November 1997
Antonio Martin Romero, has once again broken his own club record for the Marathon. Competing in Seville, Antonio finished the race in 2:25:24, finishing in 74th place. His 5k splits were and incredible 3:26 mins/km (5:32 mins/mi). You can read his race report in the results section.
Congratulations to Antonio Martin Romero smashing a new ELR club record of 2:27:26 at today's Manchester Marathon - Felicidades Antonio!
5 km -09:33:23 - 00:18:11 - 18:11- 03:39 - 16.50
10 km- 09:51:16 - 00:36:05 - 17:54 - 03:35 - 16.77
15 km- 10:09:31 - 00:54:20 - 18:15 - 03:39 - 16.44
20 km -10:27:32 - 01:12:21 - 18:02 - 03:37 - 16.65
Halb - 10:31:26 - 01:16:14 - 03:54 - 03:33 - 16.93
25 km -10:45:11 - 01:30:00 - 13:46 - 03:32 - 17.02
30 km -11:02:32 - 01:47:21 - 17:22 - 03:29 - 17.29
35 km -11:19:34 - 02:04:23 - 17:02 - 03:25 - 17.62
40 km -11:37:08 - 02:21:57 - 17:35 - 03:31 - 17.07
Finish -11:44:40- 02:29:29 - 07:33 - 03:26 - 17.48
Antonio Martin Romero: Berlin Marathon Report (Sorry! A bit long)
I am still digesting my yesterday's race. After 12 weeks of hard training, the big day arrived. I did a 20-minute warm-up before heading to the start. The idea was to go out at 3:39/km (5:52 per mile) and try to keep that pace as much as I can to achieve a sub 2h35'. The race started and the first two kilometres were at the target pace, which were the slowest ones in my race. After 6 km I managed to find a group, but they slowed down a little bit and I moved to the next one, where I stayed until the 20th kilometre, I began to create a gap and ran on my own, I saw my wife just after the first half marathon, which I passed in 1h16'14"
To read the rest of Antonio's report please click here -
Can now be viewed on the parkrun page of this Website.www.eastlondonrunners.org.uk/parkrun
Antonio Martin Romero - 2.36.23pb -10th in the race overall and a NEW Club Record Time.
Split times - Antonio
10k: 36m 45s
Half: 1h 17m 18s
30k: 1h 50m 51s
Gun Time:2h 36m 25s
An extract from Antonio's Race Report (Full report can be read on the Results Page of this Website)
We changed the direction to the west after 30K, just before mile 19. Finally, the wind had disappeared! I started pushing my pace and doing some miles at 5:51 pace, I checked my watch and thought, f*** a PB is very possible today. I wanted to catch another runner who was 200m in front of me, and that made me go faster as he increased his pace as well, people started to yell at me, top 10, top 10.
All the miles after mile 19 were between 5:51-5:55 pace except the last one, that I relaxed a bit the pace in 6:02. I didn't know what time I was doing, with 200m to go, I could see the watch in the finish line, 2:35 something!
I enjoyed those last 200m and finished with a time of 2:36:23. Definitely, 2:35 is not out of reach now. It is time to rest a little bit and focus on Berlin in September. As always, thank you very much to this club and all its runners to make me improve every year.
Congratulations Thomas, from all of your fellow runners at ELR!
Bon Secours Hospital Great Limerick Run (Marathon) - Sunday 6th May 2018
Thomas Grimes - 2.37.35pb -5th - NEW East London Runners Club Record beating his time in London 2017 of 2:38:01
Split times in Limerick
2nd M 35-39
pace 6.01 Min Mile
Existing Club Record times.
Male - Antonio Martin Romero - 2:25:24pb - Seville - February 2020
Female - Yvonne Shashoua - 3:04:05 - Amsterdam November 1997
ELR NEWSLETTER CHRISTMAS 1997
Yvonne's Amsterdam Experience - Article by Yvonne Shashaou
Amsterdam Marathon held on Sunday November 2nd 1997.
Started at midday, temp 5c. Two identical laps, very flat course. Paced myself slower than usual and reached halfway in 1:28 feeling strong. I was missing the support of the London Marathon crowds. After 2 hours my legs were feeling weary. I had a strong finish though into the Olympic Stadium and crossed the line as 7th woman in a time of 3:04:05 a PB by 3 minutes. Two weeks later I heard officially that I was the first British woman to finish and second woman over 35 attracting a prize of £140.
Results are for London Marathon unless noted otherwise.
Antonio Martin Romero - Manchester - 2:27:26 ****NEW CLUB RECORD TIME****
David Jordan - Milton Keynes - 2.36.42 3rd
Patrick Brown 2.51.40 - Halstead and EssexMarathon - May 2019 - 6th
Ava Lee - 3.11.14 pb (73.5%) - 914th - Rotterdam
Thomas Grimes - 2:37:35pb - Limerick - 6th May 2018 - NEW CLUB RECORD
Antonio Martin Romero - 2.36.23pb -10th in the race overall and a NEW Club Record Time - Edinburgh - May 2018.
Dan Gritton - 2.58.03 - Zurich
Mark Boulton - 2.43.49 pb by 2 mins - 74th - Manchester
Jose Rodriguez - 2.57.31 pb by 16 mins - 93rd - Brighton
Paul Quinton - 2.44.35 pb by 3 mins - 257th.
Alex Day - 2.53.28 - 594th
Dan Gritton - 2:59:31 - Gutenburg
Antonio Martin Romero - 2:29:29pb - Berlin - SEpt 2018 ****NEW CLUB RECORD****
Emily Clarke 3.38.53 - March - Manchester
Sheetal Dandgey 3.46.03pb - March - Manchester
Judith Vonberg 3.48.30 - March - Manchester
Roisin Archer - 3.22.09 - 4871st
Eleanor Wilkinson - 3.37.22 pb - 7679th
Suzanne Bench -3.44.57 - 9323rd
Jennifer Ansell - 3.49.10 - 10th, 1st lady - Sep - Purbeck
Ciaran Canavan 3.03.11 - Feb - Tokyo
James Nichols 3.21.08 pb - Feb - Seville
Dan Senior 3.07.35 612th - Mar - Manchester
Sean Thomas Casey 3.08.13 - Mar -Manchester
Thomas Grimes - 2:38:01 Club record - 233rd
Antonio Martin Romero - 2:38:04 - 236th
Alex Day - 2.44.29 - 517th - April
Daniel Lee - 2.51.54 - 974th - April
Mark Boulton - 2.54.13 -1178th - April
Daniel Slipper -2.57.16pb -1476th - April
Stuart Kelly - 2.59.38 - 1869th - April
Billy Rayner - 3.01.03 -2048th - April
Dan Gritton - 3.09.01 - 16th - June - Furth, Germany
Dan Gritton - 2.59.31 - 125th - Nice
Jonathan Wooldridge - 3.32.43 - 1061st- Nice
Manjit Bedi - 3.10.36 - 32nd, 1st V50- Oct - Chelmsford
Dan Gritton - 3.05.43- 19th - Oct - Lausanne
Carlton DSouza - 3.34.22 - 4488th - Oct - Chicago
Michael Wilson - 3.33.35 - 696th - Oct - Eindhoven
Scott McMillan - 3.07.12 debut - 158th - Oct - Yorkshire
Alex Day - 3.09.27 - 176th - Oct - Yorkshire
James Nichols - 3.35.10 - 589th - Oct - Yorkshire
Paul Quinton- 2.51.44- 832nd - Sep - Berlin
Dan Gritton- 3.06.55 - 33rd - Sep - Baden
Natasha Tweedie- 3.30.33pb
Eleanor Wilkinson - 3.37.40debut
Aaron Browne - 2:54:43 debut - Manchester - April
Carlton D'Souza - 3:14:13 pb - Boston - April
Antonio Martin Romero - 2.42.37pb
Mark Boulton - 2.45.51pb
Paul Quinton - 2.54.35
Daniel Slipper - 2.59.07pb
Manjit Bedi - 2.59.25
Alex Day - 2.42.58 pb - Oct - Chester
Thomas Grimes - 3.09.12 - OCT - Beachy Head
Dan Gritton - 3.09.30 - Nov - Verona
Jonathan Wooldridge - 3.26.09 - Nov - Des Alpes, Nice
Jennifer Ansell - 3.10.46 pb - April 2015
Ava Lee - 3.11.28 pb - April 2015
Roisin Archer - 3.20.14 pb - April 2015
Natasha Tweedie - 3.37.07 pb & gfa - April 2015
Claire Parker - 3.35.34 debut - Brighton - April 2015
Caroline Meaby -3.38.22 pb - Berlin - Sept 2015
Alex Day - 2:49:37 pb - Los Angeles - March 2015
Dan Gritton - 2:59:54 - Rome - March 2015
Thomas Grimes - 2:45:04 - April 2015
Alex Day - 2.45.36 pb - April 2015
Paul Quinton - 2.47.48 pb - April 2015
Danny Lee - 2.49.22 pb - April 2015
Ciaran Canavan - 2.52.18 - April 2015
Antonio Martin Romero - 2.57.28 debut - April 2015
Manjit Bedi - 2.58.45 - April 2015
Dan Gritton - 2.54.24 - Hamburg - April 2015
Dan Gritton - 3.00.27 - Manchester - April 2015
Dan Gritton - 2.57.41 - Riga,Latvia - May 2015
Dan Gritton - 3.00.07 - Kent Road Runner - May 2015
Mark Boulton - 2:47:05 Abingdon - October 2015
Ciaran Canavan 2:42:00 (79.6%) Berlin.
Euan Brown 2:44:00 (77.%).
Manjit Bedi 2:49:59 (81.1%) Mablethorpe.
Patrick Brown 2:51:00 (74.2%).
Mark Boulton 2:52:19 (73.6%) Berlin.
Sean Richardson 2:52:51 Warsaw (73.4%).
Danny Lee 2:53:01 (76.7%) Paris.
Sam Browne 3:02:59 (69.3%) Manchester.
Ava Lee 3:12:09 (72.4%).
Roisin Archer 3:30:45 (69.2%) Brighton.
Emma warburton 3:39:56 (63.1%) Manchester.
Jamee Gould 3:43:27 (62.1%) Brighton.
Carrine Jay 3:47:22 (67.6%)
Natasha Tweedie 3:49:17 (60.6%) Brighton.
Thomas Grimes 2:40:57 (77.6%)
Ciaran Canavan 2:43:20 (77.7%)
Manjit Bedi 2:48:20 (Good for Age 81.4%)
Patrick Brown 2:48:50 (74%)(Amsterdam)
Danny Lee 2:53:14 (75.8%)
Paul Quinton 2:58:21 (70.7%)
Ava Lee - 3:13:25
Lucy Leddy - 3:58:26
Winner of Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon - 22 Dec 2013 - Patrick Brown 2:49:36
Ciaran Canavan 2:45:24 (76.21%).
Manjit Bedi 2:52:45 (79.48 ) Luton.
Thomas Grimes 2:55:59 (71.05%).
Ava Lee 3:24:01 (67.23%) Stockholm.
Carrine Jay 3:31:33 (72.77%).
Ciaran Canavan 2:51:17 Dublin.
Manjit Bedi 2:54:17 (77.3%).
Carinne Jay 3:33:04.
Helen Ringham 3:36:41.
Michael Wilson 3.06.42 Dublin PB
Female - Yvonne Shashoua - 3:04:05 - Amsterdam**** CLUB RECORD****
1995 - Paul Collier 2:43 - Geoff Fowler 2:59
1994 -Trevor Jason 2:39 (Club record in his first marathon) - Jeremy Burgess 2:57
1991 - John White 2:44:47 - Pete Sadler 2:53:44
Antonio Martin Romero - 1.52.52 - 8th - Essex 20m Road Race (inc Essex 20m Championship) - 3 Mar 2019
Sunday 1st December 2019 - Jerez Half Marathon - Antonio Martin Romero - New Club Record - 1:10:58
Sunday 17th March 2019 - Reading Half Marathon
Antonio Martin Romero - 1.11.34 pb and NEW CLUB RECORD TIME - 50th
Thomas Grimes - 1.14.15 pb - 7th - Regeneron Greater Limerick Run Half Marathon - 5 May 2019
Mark Boulton - 1:14:25pb 5th - Great Bentley - February 2018
Paul Quinton - 1.14.28 - 6th - Thorpe Park - February 2018
****Antonio Martin Romero - 1:11:51 - Jerez - 6th December 2018****New Club Record time****
Emily Clarke - 1.36.30 pb - Feb - RVHM
Emily Clarke - 1.35.31 pb -750th - Oct - Royal Parks
Thomas Grimes 1:14:20pb - Feb - Thorpe Park
Patrick Brown 1:14:42pb - ditto
Mark Boulton 1:17:00 Feb - RVHM
Mark Boulton 1.16.08 Mar - Fleet
Paul Quinton 1.16.41 Mar - ditto
Thomas Grimes 1.15.17 Mar - Welwyn
Thomas Grimes 1:14:19pb Mar - Lee Valley
Patrick Brown 1:13:41pb May - White Peak
Daniel Lee - 1.23.30 - 86th - Oct - Royal Parks
Paul Quinton - 1.19.59 - 42nd - Sep - Maidenhead
Dan Gritton - 1.21.21 - 50th - Sep - Maidenhead
Patrick Brown - 1.16.34 - Pleshey - 2nd October
Dan Gritton - 1.19.36pb - Pleshey
Thomas Grimes 1.14.35 22nd - Great Birmingham Run - 16th October
Patrick Brown 1.16.43 - DEc - Bedford
Ava Lee - 1.28.43 pb - Royal Parks - Oct 2015
Euan Brown 1:13:40pb - 11th - Watford Feb 2015
Euan Brown 1:15:15 - 25th - Brighton Feb 2015
Euan Brown 1.13.37 pb - 3rd - Roding Valley - March 2015
Patrick Brown - 1.15.54 pb - 5th - Roding Valley - March 2015
Alex Day - 1.19.46 pb - 12th - Roding Valley
Ciaran Canavan - 1.19.14 - 31st - V40 2nd - Silverstone - March 2015
Mark Boulton - 1.17.40 pb - 16th - Pleshey - Sept 2015
Paul Quinton - 1.15.58 - 41st - Great Eastern - Oct 2015
Euan Brown 1:15:09 (78.9%) Gt Eastern.
Thomas Grimes 1:16:16 (77.7%) Roding Valley.
Paul Quinton 1:18:57 (76.(%) Reading.
Patrick Brown 1:19:37 (74.4%) Roding V.
Manjit Bedi 1:20:17 (82%) Bristol.
Ava Lee 1:29:45 (75%) Greenwich.
Phoebe Bowman 1:42:26 St Neotts.
Katherine Jones 1:44:59 Royal Parks.
Claire Parker 1:45:00 Roding Valley.
Sarah Burns 1:45:04 Bexhill Poppy.
Michael Wilson 1.26.27 Dartford PB
Ava Lee - 41.14pb - Glasgow - May 2015
Antonio Martin Romero - 32.31 PB - 108th - Vitality London 10km - 27 May 2019
Euan Brown - 33.31 - 3rd - Orion's Fast Friday 10km, Walthamstow Track - 27 Jun 2014
Jennifer Ansell - 31:41 - ELVIS 1 Havering 90 - May 2015
Karen Levison - 32.44 pb - ELVIS 1 - Havering 90 - May 2015
Ava Lee - 33.25 - ELVIS 5 Hilly 5 - July 2015
Euan Brown - 26.06pb - 2nd -Chingford League - Victoria Park - 16 Feb 2019
Euan Brown - 14.48.45pb 7th - Fast Friday - 5000m - 7 Jun 2019
Euan Brown - 15:26pb - Fast Friday,Walthamstow TRACK - June 2018
Jennifer Ansell - 18.35 pb (1st lady) - Barking ELVIS - Aug 2015
Ava Lee - 19.23 pb (1st lady) - Hackney parkrun - July 2015
Karen Levison - 19.38 - Elis 7 Valentines park - Sept 2015
Euan Brown - 4.23.55 - 5th - Golden Stag Mile, Finsbury Park - Friday 20th July 2018
Euan Brown - 4.18.1 pb -2nd - The Golden Stag Mile, Finsbury Park - 21 Jun 2019
Euan Brown - 3.56.93 pb 1st - Watford Open Graded Meeting - 1500m - 29 May 2019
8th Tour of Epping Forest - Day 1 - 10k Road Race
J McCarthy - V50 - 39:26
21st February 1993 - Roding Valley Half Marathon
65th - P Collier V40 - 1:19:49
100th - J Fowler - 1:23:01
381st - Mrs K White - 1:39:28
7th Tour of Epping Forest - Day 1 - 10k Road Race 20th June 1993
P Sadler - 33:27
23rd February 1992 - Roding Valley Half Marathon
23rd - A Smith V40 - 1:13:18
63rd - Trevor Cornell - 1;18:40
73rd - J Fowler - 1:20:00
79th - John White - 1:20:04
6th Tour of Epping Forest - Day 1 - 10k Road Race - June 1992
Alistair Smith - V40 - 34:09
Essex 20 - 30th March 1991
John White - 2:07:16
5th Tour of Epping Forest - Day 1 - 10k Road Race - June 1991
Alistair Smith - 34:29
Fourth Tour of Epping Forest - 10k Road Race - June 1990
5th - Alistair Smith - 33:59
Stortford 10 -25th November 1990
101st - S Kerns - 1:01:31
250th - Sue Donahue - 1:08:31
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