Club Runner of the Month
Club Runner of the Month
June 2017 - Jennifer Ansell
May 2017 - Lucy Barron
April 2017 - Thomas Grimes and Antonio Martin Romero
March 2017 - Suzanne Bench
February 2017 - Emily Clarke and James Nichols
January 2017 - Maud Hodson
January 2016 - Grant Conway
February 2016 - Aaron Browne
March 2016 - Judith Anna Vonberg
April 2016 - Bernadett Kalmar and Spencer Evans
May 2016 - Billy Rayner
June 2016 - Sandra Hiller and Robert Rayworth
July 2016 - Dan Slipper
August 2016 - Karen Levison
September 2016 - Ava Lee
October 2016 - Scott McMillan
November 2016 - Fiona Critchley and John Paul Healy
December 2016 - Paul Marshall
January 2015 - Phillippa Walker
February 2015 - Roberto Bruni
March 2015 - The Brown Brothers (Euan Brown, Alex Day and Patrick Brown)
April 2015 - Russell Price
May 2015 - Maya Goodwin and Bozena Myslinska
June 2015 - Thomas Grimes
July 2015 - Trish Kelly
August 2015 - Jennifer Ansell
September 2015 - Sarah Burns
October 2015 - Maud Hodson
November 2015 - Carlton D'Souza
December 2015 - Jonathan Wooldridge
Club Runner of the Month - June 2017
Congratulations to Jennifer Ansell - ELR Club Runner of the Month for June 2017.
Jenny has produced some stunning results in June, starting with 1st Lady at the Orion Forest 5 Series - (Race 1), in a time of 32.50. She followed this with 3rd Lady at the Chase the Sun (QEOP) 10k recording a time of 39.33 and when temperatures soared back at the Olympic Park for ELVIS 3 and the E.E.R.R. 5k, she coolly swept to victory in a remarkable 19.10. She wrapped up a fine month at the Colworth Marathon Challenge - 1st Lady in all three events! In addition to the summer races, Jenny is also a top competitor for the club at cross country and in the Chingford League. A bubbly and vibrant personality, she is a welcome addition to the ELR committee.
Club Runner of the Month - May 2017
Congratulations to Lucy Barron - ELR Club Runner of the Month for May 2017.
Lucy completed the Edinburgh Marathon in a PB of 4.14.05, improving her previous time for this distance by 17mins. She also set a new best time of 40.28 at the recent Dagenham 88 Runners 5 Mile - ELVIS 1. As part of her winter training, Lucy ran the 20 Mile Marathon Prep Race at Dorney Lake, Windsor, finishing in under 3 hours. She also achieved a PB at the Victoria Park Half Marathon. (1.51.45). Lucy has steadily improved her Parkrun times and also competes for ELR in the Chingford League and Cross Country Championship races. An active member of the club, Lucy is a regular at the Wednesday night run and an ever present part of the lively ELR social scene!
Club Runners of the Month - April 2017
Congratulations to Thomas Grimes and Antonio Martin Romero - ELR Club Runners of the Month for April 2017.
Thomas completed the 2017 London Marathon setting a new club record time of 2.38.01 and improving on his PB by 2 mins 56 secs! During April he also set PB's in the Lee Valley Run Fest Half Marathon - 1.14.19 (2nd place) and the Vets AC Battersea 5 Mile - 26.51 (1st). In March, he was part of the ELR silver medal winning team at the Essex Road Relays. Thomas has recorded 1st places at parkrun, runs in Chingford League and won trophies competing for ELR at many other races including ELVIS and cross country, where he is a regular. Modest of his excellence and achievements as an athlete, Thomas is a past winner of this award and the holder of the ELR club runner of the year award.
Antonio completed the 2017 London Marathon in a time of 2.38.04, beating the old club record and improving his PB by 4 mins 33 secs! In his race build up he run the Benfleet 15 in 1.40.28 (9th place), The Essex 20 in 2.00.48 (23rd) and the Paddock Wood Half Marathon in April, setting a new PB of 1.15.37. He completed his marathon training in Spain, running the Sherry Marathon among the vineyards of Jerez. A runner of exceptional ability, Antonio has competed for ELR in ELVIS, Chingford League, parkrun and cross country where he is a regular. Already setting new targets for improvement, you will often find Antonio relaxing in the local pub or restaurant enjoying a healthy post race meal!
Club Runner of the Month - March 2017
Congratulations to Suzanne Bench - ELR Club Runner of the Month for March 2017.
A great start to the year for Suzanne, who has produced some excellent race performances in her build up to running April's London Marathon.
She completed the Thanet 20 - 'high winds and hail stones' - in under 3 hours; was 1st lady in a Wanstead Flats Parkrun and also run in the Orion 15. She competed in the Benfleet 15 in January and last month achieved a PB of 1.44.53 in the Victoria Park Half Marathon.
Suzanne is a long serving and valued member of ELR and a regular at ELVIS, Track, club socials and other events. Suzanne is also always willing to help other runners on Wednesday club runs or the Sunday social run.
Club Runners of the Month - February 2017 - Emily Clarke and James Nichols
Emily recorded a time of 1.36.30 at the Roding Valley Half Marathon this month (a PB by 7 minutes!) to finish an impressive 5th Lady overall. She has also competed in the ELVIS series, Chingford League, Parkrun and finished The Great South Run (10 Miles) in a time of 1.15.50. Emily joined the club in June 2016 and has improved very quickly as a result of her training regime which includes the Wednesday club run, Weekend long distance run and speed sessions at the track on Monday evenings. Emily is currently training for the Greater Manchester Marathon in April.
This month James ran the Seville Marathon in a time of 3.21.08 (a PB by 6 minutes!) and managed to achieve negative splits in the process. He has also improved his times for 5k and 10k distances, recording a PB of 39.20 at the Run Through Victoria Park 10k. He credits his latest success to his race strategy and training plan which include Monday evening track sessions, Wednesday club run and Weekend long distance run. Using Seville Marathon as part of his training programme, James has now set a new target when he runs the London Marathon in April.
Club Runner of the Month - January 2017 - Maud Hodson
Congratulations to Maud Hodson - ELR Club Runner of the Month for January 2017.
A past recipient of this award, this month Maud competed for ELR in the Essex Cross Country Championships and the SEAA Cross Country Championships. On 14th January she completed the Country to Capital (Wendover to Little Venice) 43 Mile Ultra race and the next day raced in the Sunday Cross Country League at Watford. The following week she ran in the 36th Box Hill Fell 12k race - the one with the 520M ascent! Partly motivated by cake and beer, she also enjoys training runs around London Tube Stations. Maud is ladies cross country captain, ELR committee member and is always happy to assist new members on a Wednesday evening run.