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Club Runner of the Month 2015

Club Runner of the Month December 2015 - Jonathan Wooldridge

Congratulations to Jonathan Wooldridge!
A great month for Jonathan with personal bests in the Bedford Half and in 4 parkruns. A regular attender on Wednesday evenings and on Sundays Jonathan is also a very active Member of our Committee.

Jonathan in action at a recent Cross Country Race!

Club Runner of the Month November 2015 - Carlton D'Souza

East London Runners - Club Runner of the Month - November 2015

Congratulations to Carlton D'Souza.

Carlton completed the Valencia Marathon in a Good for Age (MV50) time in warm conditions on November 15th in a personal best time of 3.17.19. Carlton has improved his marathon time year on year and also had a 1.32.00 half marathon pb a month before Valencia.

While we recall his fondness for home made cakes one member of the Selection Committee's nomination included "Carlton D’Souza - showing that you can still run marathon PBs while eating kebabs!"

Club Runner of the Month October 2015 - Maud Hodson

Club Runner of the Month - October 2015
Congratulations to Maud Hodson​

Maud trained for and then completed the Saltmarsh 75 over the weekend 3rd and 4th October 2015. An enthusiastic and competitive runner Maud is a regular at Track, Wednesday night club runs, parkrun, Elvis, Chingford League and Cross Country (ELR Ladies Captain) and most ELR Socials! Maud is also a valued member of our Committee.

September 2015 - Sarah Burns GBR

Congratulations to Sarah Burns, East London Runners Club Runner of the Month for September 2015.

Sarah has been concentrating on Triathlon competitions this year culminating in her selection to represent Great Britain this month in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Chicago. On Saturday 19th September Sarah finished in a time of 2:29:33 and was 62nd in the FV 35-39 Age Group.

The following Saturday she successfully completed the Hever Castle Triathlon Sprint Plus in a time of 2:25:10 being 48th overall and reached the podium and received a prize for finishing 3rd Lady!

The next day Sarah still managed to arrive early, on her bike, to help the set up team mark out the course for the Valentines Park 5k in which she then raced.

August 2015 - Jennifer Ansell

East London Runners - Club Runner of the Month - August 2015 - Jennifer Ansell.

Jenny joined ELR in Nov 2014 and has made a big impact in a short time. Jennifer has quickly established herself as the fastest female runner in our Club. She completed the London Marathon in a pb of 3:10:46 and has been 1st lady in 3 of the ELVIS races to date. This month she was also 3rd (1st Lady) in the Kings Lynn parkrun in a time of 18:40. A very popular member of our Club with a quiet, friendly but unassuming manner!

July 2015 - Trish Kelly

East London Runners - Club Runner of The Month - July 2015
Congratulations to Trish Kelly.
Trish trained for and completed the Outlaw Ironman Triathlon on Sunday 26th July 2015. A magnificent performance in a time of 14.18.38.
2.4m Swim, 112 mile cycle and a full Marathon.

June 2015 - Thomas Grimes

East London Runners - Club Runner of the Month - June 2015
Congratulations to Thomas Grimes​.

Thomas continues to represent our Club with distinction. This month he has won ELVIS and the Colworth Marathon Challenge plus his many first places in parkrun and great performances on the track. His times in distances varying from 1 mile to 26.2 are extremely impressive.

May 2015 - Maya Goodwin and Bozena Myslinska

Congratulations to Maya and Bozena, Club Runners of the Month for May 2015.

Maya Goodwin - Maya has been instrumental(with Julie Crefield) in setting up ELR Beginners Group this month. Maya's enthusiasm is also felt by not just the Beginners but by all the runners in the Club.

Bozena Myslinska. - Bozena completed her Team 24 hour relay race this month and then ran for ELR in ELVIS 1 two days later. She has also been a regular attender on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.

Maya said " I just *may* have mentioned my club, East London Runners on occasion. Well this makes me Friday night happy on a Sunday night!

And I couldn't be more proud to share it with Bozena. As well as two PBs for the Westminster mile and the BUPA 10,000, she recently ran as part of a team in Hope 24, a 24 hour endurance relay, where you try as a team to cover as many miles as possible over 24 hours. Boz ran over 30 miles. AWESOME.

April 2015 - Russell Price

Russell is pictured after the Greater Manchester Marathon 2015 - 2.52.54 pb - 188th.

Club Chairman Frank Brownlie said "Congratulations Russell a well deserved award for a dedicated runner and a great Ambassador for ELR.
Fantastic performance in the Manchester Marathon too!"

Russell replied "Firstly, I am very honoured to win this, with so many great performances and inspiring stories this month. Well done to ELR for having such an amazing community of runners! And well done to all you individuals who have done amazingly, some stunning performances and inspiring journeys!

Can't wait to catch up with you all on Friday (Red Lion, Leytonstone) and Saturday (Wanstead parkrun)!"

Secondly, I would like to introduce you to my next challenge: a 24 hour race for a (slightly ironic) charity but which means a lot to me. I wasn’t always able to enjoy an active lifestyle in the way that I can now…


March 2015 - The Brown Brothers

Mens Team 1st Place - East London Runners - The Brown Brothers - Euan Brown, Alex Day and Patrick Brown.

All three brothers had great race performances during March 2015. This was no doubt the result of their dedication to and the training miles done in previous months. They are all a great credit to East London Runners.

March 2015.
Patrick Brown.
Chingford League Relay team - Team 2nd place.
Roding Valley Half Marathon - 1.15.54 pb - 5th
Orion Mercury 10 - 1:03:32 - 1st
Orion 15 - 1.34.31 pb -2nd

Euan Brown
Chingford League Relay team - Team 2nd place.
Roding Valley Half Marathon - 1.13.37 pb - 3rd
Orion Mercury 10 - 1.07.19 - 4th
Orion 15 - 1.37.35 - 5th

Alex Day
Roding Valley Half Marathon - 1.19.46 pb -12th
ASICS Los Angeles Marathon - 2.49.37 pb - 79th
Orion 15 - 1.39.49 - 8th

February 2015 - Roberto Bruni

Congratulations to Roberto Bruni​.

East London Runners - Club Runner of the Month - February 2015

Not only did he train for and complete the Devon Coastal Ultra on 7th February 2015 but before and since then he has led Marathon Training runs on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays and is regular attender on the Wednesday night Club runs. Rob has been particularly helpful with some of our newer members training for their first Marathon in addition to helping some of our more experienced runners.

January 2015 - Phillippa Walker

Pip said "You need to put all of this into context too…. I have been adverse to sport of any type pretty much ALL of my life, it started at school which just put me off and it was not until my early 30’s I found a gym that I actually liked and started going regularly. Back in the day the thought of ever joining a running club, well it would never have crossed my mind. I’ve only been a member of East London Runners since November 2014, first only attending track sessions, but have recently tried the social runs too, and although at the back of the field, I love it. I would like to say that running the marathon has been a lifelong ambition, and well that is partly true, as every year I watch it I think wouldn’t that be great to give it a go someday, but then nothing changes. Someday never arrived…. until 2014.

In May 2014 I ran my first 10k after signing up for the Royal Parks Half on a whim and getting a charity place for MIND, a charity I have a great deal of time and respect for. I surprised myself with the 10k, yes it was hard but I didn’t give up and was determined to run it all which I did. Running after that became a bit more part of my routine, although the training for the half wasn’t quite as structured as it should have been. However, come race day, I got round and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Just as well really as 2 days before the race I found I had successfully gained a charity spot for MIND for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015!

I would like to say that running the marathon has been a lifelong ambition, and well that is partly true, as every year I watch it I think wouldn’t that be great to give it a go someday, but then nothing changes. Someday never arrived…. until 2014.

I am loving the challenge of training for the London Marathon and excited for race day. I’ll report back to let you know if that’s still the case post event.