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ELVIS Races 1, 2, 4 and 6 are now open for entries

See ELVIS Grand Prix for further details of individual races and how to enter. We are still waiting for details of races 3, 5, 7 and 8.

Spitfire Scramble - 16/17 July 2022

24 hour multi-terrain relay or solo race in Hornchurch Country Park. Teams of two to eight runners run through the night, testing their speed, endurance, torch batteries and teamwork. Event starts at midday on 16 July with the first 5.75 mile lap. As a team, you will not stop until midday on 17 July. One runner from each team on the course at all times and runners must complete a full circuit (5.75 miles) before handing over to a team mate.

If you're not yet in a team and are interested in taking part, there will be some places available on transfer in existing teams so check first.

Monday 23rd May - Track Training - Ashton Playing Fields

Track details for next Monday 23rdMay:

Session: 4x400m & 5x200m
Leader: Jacob Stevens
Assistant: Caroline Moore
Optional sign up using the track registration page. If you can no longer make it, please remember to remove yourself, so someone else can take your place.

Time: 6.30pm prompt to 7.45pm
Venue: Ashton Playing Fields, 598 Chigwell Rd, Woodford Bridge IG8 8AA
Cost: £4.10 (£1.60 for over 35s), payable directly to the venue - please bring exact change. Note 10p increase.

ELVIS - First Race in the 2022 Series

The first race in the ELVIS series will take place in Dagenham's Central Park on Wednesday 25 May at 7.30pm. This will be 5 miles and you can enter for £10 via Entry Central. You don't need to be speedy - runners of all abilities really enjoy the ELVIS race series.


ELVIS race series - save the dates

Wednesday 25 May, 7.30pm (Dagenham - Central Park - 5 miles)

Tuesday 14 June, 7.30pm (Havering '90 Joggers - Raphael Park - 5 miles)

Tuesday 21 June, 7.30pm (East End Road Runners - QEOP - 5K)
Wednesday 6 July, 7.30pm (Ilford Newman Hilly 5 - Hainault Country Park - 5 miles)
Wednesday 20 July, 7.30pm (Harold Wood - Harold Wood Park - 5K)
Saturday 6 August, 10.30am (Orion - Chingford Plain - 5 miles)
Monday 29 August, 10.30am (Barking - Barking Park - 5K)
Sunday 25 September, 10.30am (ELR - Valentine's Park - 5K)

Details of how to enter will be published in due course

Loughton Athletics Club Spring 5m XC - Thursday 19 May

Entries are now closed for this event.
Loughton Athletic Club are hosting a spring 5M XC for juniors and seniors on Thursday 19 May. U11/13 start at 7.15pm with 1.5km round the playing fields. The U15/U17 and U20/Seniors/V40+ will start at 7.30pm, with U15/U17 running 5K and the rest running 8K (5M). Please email racesecretary@eastlondonrunners.org.uk if you wish to take part, no later than 11 May. Contributions of £3 (£1 for juniors) are invited. Teams of 4 will be scored with Women's and Men's competitions and vets. The Club House will be open for storage of kit but no showers are available. Location is the Roding Valley parkrun venue.

Wednesday Club Run - 18th May 2022 - Meet at Eton Manor Club at 6.50pm for a 7.00pm start - Epping Forest/Tow Path (Approx 10K)

The run will start and finish at Eton Manor Rugby Club, Nutter Lane, E11 2JA.

New members are welcome. Please come along and try us out for up to three trial runs.

Email: info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk or come along on the night.

Epping Forest and Tow Path via Bush Wood and Leyton Flats (Approx 10K)
Map of Route:

Saturday 21st May 2022 - Parkrun

Saturday morning parkrun. At 9am FREE timed 5k runs/races at Wanstead Flats (Harrow Road), Roding Valley Recreation Ground (Loughton), Walthamstow (Peter May Sports Ground), Valentines Park, Ilford and many other venues across London, the UK and other Countries. Suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced runners.
First timers register at www.parkrun.com

Future of Wednesday Club Run

Following our survey on the future of Wednesday club run and our trial at Eton Manor Rugby Club, we have made a decision about how these will work going forward.

1) It's obvious from the survey that Eton Manor is a popular base, so in future all club runs except Club Colours Socials will start and finish at the rugby club.

2) Club Colours Social Runs - on the first Wednesday of each month - will start and finish at the pub we're holding that month's social in. This should make logistics easier for those driving or cycling to the run.

3) There will continue to be approximately 8 different pace groups, one for each 30-second range of paces. (8-8.30, 8.30-9 etc).

4) Group leaders can either plan their own route each week or they can choose to follow a suggested route planned by Michael Wilson.

5) We encourage all groups to stick together, so that no-one gets left behind. To ensure this happens, we're asking all runners to be as realistic as possible in their choice of pace group. We're also asking leaders to stop and regroup periodically if needed to ensure that the group stays together. We need to be an inclusive club and we don't want people getting left behind on runs.

6) Eton Manor Rugby Club will soon be opening an indoor area and/or heating outside, so we won't need to worry about freezing our way through winter.

The arrangements will be reviewed once Wanstead Leisure Centre is available for use again.

Hopefully this covers anything, but feel free to ask any questions. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. It was a fantastic response and really helped us to make these plans.