2020 may have been the year of COVID-19, cancelled races and shattered dreams, but fear not as on Sunday the 04th October ELR plan to host and support our runners who are doing the 2020 virtual race on that day.
First things first, where do we want to run? I am inviting you to partake in a short survey to try and ascertain where runners want to gather for the race? I have 4 possible places in mind, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. I will note them here and see which comes out on top. Then in the next week or 2 we will work on the plans to make the ELR members supported race route happen!
1. Wanstead Park. Mainly gravel paths. A few minor inclines. Could be busy with dog walkers, and others, but I am sure we could arrange a good 4-5km route to reduce lap repetition. Could be mucky in places if wet, and perhaps a few pinch points where difficult to pass other park users. Accessible by tube and local to Wanstead.
2. Wanstead Flats. Mainly on grass or dirt tracks. Mostly flat. Quieter from dog walkers and more open. Less likely to have pinch points. Again could produce a decent 4-5km route to reduce lap repetition. Accessible by train and local to Wanstead.
3. Hackney Marshes. Mixture of tarmac and grass, which may be more suitable if wet. Smaller loops perhaps, so an extra lap or 2 needed to compile the marathon distance, but I fear could perhaps be a magnet as an ideal venue for other individuals and clubs participating in their own virtual runs too? Not easily accessible by public transport though.
4. Victoria Park Hackney. All tarmac paths, so good underfoot whatever the weather. This is usually busy with runners and cyclists and groups gathering on the grass so I think we fit in unnoticed. Again not easily access able by public transport though, and a smaller 3km lap will require 14 laps!
Initially I am adding people to this group who have expressed interest either by registering on the ELR website for the virtual race, and for those who have said that they would like to volunteer. Of course if I have missed anyone you know who should be included, please add them, or let me know so I can contact them if not on Facebook.
Interested runners. (Scooped up across 2 events listed on the website. Some may be names from the original marathon line up before it went virtual, so if not running any more, please correct me).
A couple of volunteers so far.
Stuart Stupot Barton
Next I will add a poll to ascertain which venue suits and weâ€™ll take it from there. Thanks for your time.
Please note an event has been added to the ELRFacebook page. If not on Facebook please get in contact with me directly to confirm your intentions.
Track details for next Monday, 28th September:
Session 4: Back to base
Session leader: Grant Conway
Session assistant: Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera
Stretches: Lance Fuller
Please 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: 6.45pm prompt start (best to arrive 5-10 mins early)
Venue: Ashton Playing Fields, 598 Chigwell Rd, Woodford Bridge IG8 8AA
Cost: £4 (£1.50 for over 35s), payable directly to the venue - please bring exact change.
Reminder of Covid rules:
1. Pre-registration is required, using the website link above.
2. A maximum of 24 runners per session.
3. Runners will be split into six pace groups. No need to pre-allocate or give a pace when registering; this will all be sorted out at track.
4. Please remember to keep a 2m distance from other runners.
Dear Members, I am delighted to confirm that Faux Wednesday is now a firm fixture in our ELR calendar. It has been designed in order to facilitate a gradual and safe return to running together in groups, in accordance with Government and English Athletics guidelines. Currently we are running six groups of up to 10 people but we shall now look at our ability to increase the size of the groups, and in how we may bring the groups back together safely. Here is how it is scheduled to work.
* We have six meeting points assigned. (See below).
* Each group needs a group leader, which can be anyone from our membership.
* Group leaders should allocate an estimated pace for their group.
* Up to nine additional ELR members can join each leader, therein confirming that you are happy with that group's pace.
* By joining either as a group leader or as a group member, you are confirming that you are currently free of COVID-19 symptoms and that you will report under track and trace that you were a member of this group should you become unwell and test positive for COVID-19 shortly thereafter.
* Pre-registration is mandatory. This is to ensure we accurately record attendees and that we can thereafter comply with our club's obligations under track and trace.
* Each group leader/group can plot their own route, running together for circa 10k, and should look after all members of their group for the entire run.
* Group leaders should carry a phone in case of emergencies.
* Groups should meet just before 7pm at the described locations in time for socially distant Zoom announcements.
* At 7.15pm groups run at, or close to published pace for a distance of approximately 10k on a route returning to your point of assembly.
* Social distancing should continue to be maintained throughout. 1 metre+ to 2 metres. This includes from other group members and from members of the public.
* Reminder of hand hygiene, carry gel or wipes if you can, and that coughs and sneezes should be caught in your elbow or in a tissue.
Spitting & clearing of nostrils in the street is frowned upon. In fact, across Redbridge you may soon be fined for doing so. Waltham Forest have imposed fines since 2013.
GULP! I'm sorry this list looks long and draconian, but actually, this gives us the freedom to do what we love, and to do it safely; which is to RUN! Honestly! Most of this we do naturally and those that have run Faux Wednesday over the past two weeks have all commented on the endorphins and on the feeling of being back, running as ELR once more!
The groups so far:(check Wednesday page)
Group 1. Meeting @ Wanstead Leisure Centre, Redbridge Lane West
Group 2. Meeting @ Wanstead Park. Warren Road Car Park.
Group 3. Meeting @ Fairlop Waters
Group 4. Meeting @ Lakeside Diner. Whipps Cross Road.
Group 5. Meeting @ Valentines Park. Main Car Park, off Cranbrook Road.
Group 6. Meeting @ South Woodford, Odeon Cinema.
(check the Wednesday Run page for up to date details)
Zoom Announcements via:
Meeting ID: 828 6318 1213
This is by the club, for the club, and we need your help as group leaders and participants. Please volunteer and join in to make this happen! All you need to do to join as a group leader or member is to go to the ELR Website Wednesday Run Page and to assign yourself to one of the free slots by selecting from the drop down and entering your email address to confirm.
If you can't join one of the groups any week, you are still free join zoom announcements and to do your own freedom run too.
Finally, this is a learning curve, so we will look for feedback on pacing and locations. Please do get in touch with your feedback! With your continued support, we look forward to fine turning Faux Wednesday into a COVID compliant run that works for everyone!
Be Safe, Stay Safe, Run Safe, Run ELR!
So as of the 1st June England Athletics have now updated their guidance for restricted return to activity for Coaches, Leaders, Athletes, Runners and Facilities. I know many of you are following this closely but I wanted to confirm what it means for us both individually and as a Club.
Following the government advise, England Athletics have aligned directly with the current advice. Permissible activities now include:
* Outdoor Exercise only, in groups of up to 6 runners max. These groups must maintain social distancing of 2 metres apart if they come from different households.
* Outdoor Coaching only, where the Coach/Athlete ratio can now increase from 1 coach:1 athlete to 1 coach:5 athletes. Again both coach and athletes must maintain social distancing of 2 metres apart if they come from different households.
* As an alternative, virtual alternatives should continue for large group training /coaching and for committee meetings.
As we seek to gradually return to some resemblance of normality, there are things we must do as a Club to ensure that we are covered by England Athletics and by their Insurance. I hereby ask that all Club Leaders, Coaches, Run Organisers, Track leaders, Sunday run, Social, Committee and any person who seeks to organise an activity on behalf of the Club be aware of the following:
* A Covid coordinator must be appointed. That's me, so ELR are already on step ahead here!
* Risk Assessments and plans must be in place in order for insurance to be valid. The Club will draft these coordinating these with the relevant Leaders of our activities.
* Clubs should liaise directly with venue operators for updates and guidance.
* Club activity can begin per each Club's plan based upon both the Government and England Athletics advice.
Bottom line, if you want to organise anything under the banner of ELR, please seek clearance from the Covid Coordinator first.
As you know, ELR are a Volunteer led Club, so we need your help and understanding as we tick these boxes while responding to the adapting Covid situation.
The guidelines issued by England Athletics can be viewed here.
ELR Covid Coordinator
Over the past 2 months as a Club, ELR has had to adapt to these surreal times.
What has become increasingly clear is that we are all going to be dealing with the Covid-19 fallout for some significant time to come. Under the initial lockdown it was clearly understood that our group activities had to stop! It shall not be quite so clear cut as we respond and begin to initiate club activities again under the Government's Coronavirus alert system.
As such, I have been nominated as ELR's Covid-19 Response Champion and shall be your first point of call for reviewing club activities in response to the adapting situation. That said, we are guided by our governing body, English Athletics so ELR shall continue to be led and guided by their Coronavirus response.
As we adapt to the changing situation, there will be many questions like "When can we run as a group, have a social run or organise a group long training run?" or even "Can I meet a Coach and can we now run at track?"
Last week the Government released their Coronavirus Alert System, announcing that we are beginning the transition from Alert 4 (Social distancing continues) to Alert 3 (Gradual relaxation of restrictions). So what has changed for us as a group? On the face of it, not very much as social distancing is still the main driver of the current response. Though we remain at alert level 4 we can begin to increase our bubble and we can now exercise more than once a day; however keeping socially distant remains key and non household groups are still banned.
In light of the published alert system, England Athletics have reviewed and revised their guidelines for runners, coaches and for venues. Their guidelines can be viewed here.
Under the Coronavirus alert level 4, there has been a very gentle lifting of the restrictions in that a runner and coach can now come together from separate households, but they must maintain and respect social distancing at all times. To be clear, this is for a single runner and a single coach, and there are a lot of guidelines for the use and cleaning of equipment and the likes.
For ELR it remains that all group activities are still currently suspended. As such all members are reminded to continue to keep chatter clear of invitations to gather together in physical groups, but please do continue to come together to interact and run virtually as you have been. I love the spirit of ELR, and I have been proud of our Club, it's members and our spirit throughout this crisis so far.
As the alert level changes and as government advice changes, ELR will maintain our duty of care for all of our members and we will respond appropriately. As the door begins to open ever so slightly, and as we want to return to our previous normality, please note that any group activity that can be construed as a "club activity" should first be cleared by the Club Committee.
These can be brought directly to me as your Covid-19 Response Champion. In the meantime please be rest assured that the Club and Committee are working tirelessly behind the scenes, reviewing everything and anything we can do to support you all in response to the Coronavirus situation. #TEAMELR
Vice Chair & Covid-19 Response Champion
Update 29 April 2020
In accordance with Government advice surrounding the coronavirus COVID-19, the instructions to avoid non-essential travel and contact with others we have made a decision on 16 March to immediately cease all club activities until further notice.
On 29 April England Athletics, our governing body has made a statement on the Suspension of athletics competition extended to 30 June 2020. "We have collectively taken the decision to extend the suspension of licensed competition activity due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and in recognition that event organisers, clubs, athletes, officials and coaches at all levels of the sport need clarity, advanced notice and time to plan."
Our primary concern is always the health and safety of members and their families, so of course will following these guidelines until lifted. Please take care and look after yourselves and loved ones. We look forward to running and racing together real soon. Until then we'll be maintaining contact through our website, newsletter and social media as best we can. Please keep in touch.
Please cascade through your networks.
East London Runners Weekly Challenge. Week 6!
Did you try Mark Wyatt fully body workout last week ?
This week, Mark shared a library of exercise to try at home! How many can you do in a week ?
We want you all to get involved... Incorporate this into your weekend and throughout next week. Share your thoughts and progress here and donâ€™t forget to email email@example.com with your pictures and videos.
Over to Mark on his YouTube channel:
This week, his session is a full body workout !
Over to Mark on his YouTube channel.
This week, it's all about flexibility: this stretch flow to bring some flexibility back into your body.
Over to Mark on his YouTube channel.
This week he is helping us to fire our core through 6 different exercises...
Protect your Posture routine.
Over to Mark on his YouTube channel.
***ALL PARKRUNS CANCELLED***
Parkruns are FREE across the UK, including Wanstead Flats, Valentines Park, Walthamstow, Roding Valley.
Please check for cancellations before you travel:
Monday Night is Track Night (No Sessions on Bank Holiday Mondays!)
Every Wednesday night is Club Run Night (10k'sh, often with shorter options).
We participate and support the Saturday morning 5k parkruns.
Sunday social and training runs - see above for details.
Non Members - Please come along and try us out.
Dates for the Essex 20 Grand prix will be:
Sunday 1st March 2020 - Essex 20 (Rochford)
Sunday 3rd May - 10 Mile (Witham) ***CANCELLED***
Sunday 10th May 2020 - Marathon (Halstead) ***CANCELLED***
Friday 26th June 2020 - 5 Mile (Pleshey) ***CANCELLED***
Saturday 19th September 2020 - Half Marathon (Pleshey)
Sunday 15th November 2020 - 10km (Chelmsford)
The Grand Prix is a series where each people and club accumulate points for each of the race...
More info on their website: http://www.essexroadrunning.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=336&catid=124&Itemid=1962/
Pace Groups are now an integral part of our Wednesday Night Club Runs.
You can volunteer to pace/support the groups here -
The four groups are:
Below 7.00 min mile pace (likely to be sub 6.00/6.30 by some)
NOTE - Rather than having a "pacer", the faster group starts slightly ahead of the others and stays together for the first mile(approx), which would be run at a 6:30/40 pace.
After the first mile, the group "breaks" and runners can go at their own pace (they might also stay together or break into sub-groups, but this would be up to the individuals).
Runners starting in the faster group are requested to familiarise themselves with the route ahead of time to avoid getting lost.
Any runner who does get lost should wait to be "swept up" by the 7:30 pace group.
If there are no faster runners, then there is simply no faster group.
7.30-8.30min mile pace.
8.30-9.30min mile pace.
9.30-10.30min mile pace.
The last three groups have a Pace Leader and a support runner at the rear of each group.
NOTE - Runners in all Gruops are asked to familiarise themselves with the route each week. Full details and route maps are posted on this page and on the East London Runners Group page on Facebook each Sunday in good time for the Wednesday run.
Please come along and try us out at either, or both, our Monday Night Track Sessions or our Wednesday Night Club Runs.
By doing this you will quickly establish if we, as a Club, are suitable for your Running Needs. You can try us out for up to three sessions before you formally join us, or not.
Note, that there is a session fee payable to the Track owners but the Wednesday night Club Runs are free.
Details of our sessions are shown below and on our Track page. The Joining our Club page also has essential information.
Further details by e.mailing the Club - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 23rd February 2020 - Marathon record broken again.
Antonio Martin Romero has broken the club record for a third time in under 18 months. He completed the Seville Marathon in 2:25:24, securing 74th place. His average pace 3:26 min/km, 5:32 min/mi is the fastest record for the club beating his own record of 2:27:26 which he set in Manchester last April.
Thank you to all the members that attended the clubs AGM. The following have been elected to the club management committee for the year 2020/21.
Chair - Jonathan Wooldridge
Vice Chair - Ciaran Canavan
Club Secretary - Michael Wilson
Treasurer - James Nichols
Wednesday Night coordinator - Jo Wood
Social Secretary - Sonia Cheadle
Race Secretary - Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera
Webmaster - Derek Wright
Website and Newsletter Lead - Jason Levy
Volunteer Co-ordinator - Michael Bamford
Assistant Volunteer Coordinators - Rachel Le Roux, Becky Evans
Media and PR Lead - Maya Goodwin
Welfare Officer and Newsletter Editor - Sheetal Dandgey
Additional members - with roles to be defined, are
Further details to be advised in the February edition of the club newsletter.
The ELR Running Awards 2019 winners were announced at the ANNUAL AWARDS FESTIVE DINNER - Red Lion, Leytonstone - Thursday 19th December 2019 -
The Roger Dixon Shield - Club Person of the Year 2019 - Frank Brownlie
New Award - The Dave Knight Trophy - Newcomer of the Year 2019 - Warren Ibrahim.
The Winners of our annual awards are listed below. Congratulations to all winners and nominees.
Female Marathon Runner of the Year 2019 - Roselin Boramakot
Male Marathon Runner of the Year 2019 - Jose Rodriguez
Female Most Improved Runner of the Year 2019 - Alice Barrett
Male Most Improved Runner of the Year 2019 - Karan Gadhia
Female Runner of the Year 2019 - Becky Evans
Alexandra Rutishauser- Perera
Male Runner of the Year 2019 - Scott McMillan
Anne Knight and Frank Brownlie unveiling the Dave Knight Memorial Plaque at the Lakeside Diner. His friends from the Club and family attended to remember our friend who passed this year. In tribute, like every Sunday, club members ran through the forest on our Sunday Social run.
Congratulations to Antonio Martin Romero (No 465) of ELR, 1st place in the Jerez Half Marathon today in a NEW Club record time of 1:10:58!
Ciaran completed the 6 Marathon Majors in Chicago on Sunday 13th October 2019
Completing the Abbott World Marathon Majors
So what are the Abbot World Marathon Majors?
The World Marathon Majors is a series of the most prestigious and renowned marathons across the globe. Formed in 2006, initially 5 events being Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York, these were joined by Tokyo in 2013 to become the 6 World Marathon Majors. Although a series for the elite, the headline sponsor, Abbott, also applauds and celebrates the achievements of "everyday champions from around the world" through their Six Star System.
They now have an online results system where amateur runners can claim a "Star" for each of the geographic Majors they've run. When all Six Stars are achieved, Abbott reward runners for their achievement with a certificate and with the Prestigious 6 Star Finishers medal too.
When I ran the London Marathon in 2009, unbeknown to me at the time, I was beginning on my journey of the the Six Marathon Majors, and I spent the next 10 years on this Journey. My 2nd Major was New York in 2013, and Berlin my 3rd in 2014. Thereafter I knew I wanted to complete the series as quickly as I possibly could, but the introduction of Tokyo into the series in 2013 had made this a much more difficult task. Luckily I managed to combine a hop to Tokyo for the marathon weekend as a stopover on return from visiting New Zealand in 2017!
Once I had achieved this, I realised that the end game was within my grasp. Just Boston and Chicago to go, which I completed in 2018 and 2019.
Ciaran with Majors and Chicago Medals!
Now a Six Star finisher, I can look back with fondness on my journey.
My Six Star Challenge has taken me on a personal journey, across the globe, from the UK, to the EU, to the US and Japan. With the benefit of hindsight I can see how my journey has been a physical, mental, emotional and financial challenge.
It's been tough, yet easy. Demanding and rewarding. It's been painful, yet joyful, thought provoking and memory making. Joining the Abbott World Marathon Majors Six Star Finishers Club goes beyond the physical form of just running 6 marathons, and so this makes joining this Club an ever so special and prestigious accomplishment.
Since completing my Sixth Star on Sunday 13th October 2019, the most common question that I have been asked is which Star has been my favourite? Her is my answer.
London: Because it was my first, and my hometown. ELR's Water station, and lots of support.
New York: Because I ran it for my 40th Birthday, and I then got to spend a couple of days in the Big Apple and the US for the first time.
Berlin: Because it is my PB, the (alcohol free) free beer, and the Eurotrash party at the finish line.
Tokyo: Because everything is just so polite. Polite bowing and polite clapping and everyone is made to feel like a king.
Boston: Because I finished in the face of adversity. The weather was horrendous. Torrential downpours and 45 mph headwinds.
Chicago: Because of the drag performers in boys town, and because I'm now a Six Star Finisher!
They are all unique, and I have a favourite memory from each.
Got the Six Star Marathon Majors big marathon bug? On your own Six Star Finishers Journey? Then check out the Abbott World Marathon Majors website here: www.worldmarathonmajors.com
Ciaran's 6 Star medal plus individual medals from the 6 Major Marathons!
Dave's funeral took place at the City of London Cemetery & Cremetorium, Aldersbrook Road, London, E12 5DQ at 3.30pm on Monday 16th September 2019.
Dave's wife Anne and family wishes to thank everyone for their tributes and messages of condolence.
Anne had also asked that those attending should feel free to wear their running tops, Orient Shirts or band t shirts etc.
Details of the Charity chosen by Dave's Family - To remember Dave Knight we are fundraising for Dogs Trust because Dave loved his dogs and supported this charity.
Saturday 24th August 2019
Today we learned that our great friend and fellow runner Dave Knight had lost his battle with cancer. We offer condolences to his wife Ann, Daughter Ellie, Son Joe and all of his extended family and friends.
Dave joined East London Runners over 20 years ago, after being encouraged to join by John White.He quickly fitted in and began competing for the Club in the Sunday Cross Country League, a tradition he maintained until earlier this year.
Dave also competed for the Club in the ELVIS Races and was a regular in the Benfleet 15, Essex Way Relay and completed the London and other Marathons more than 15 times.
After a London Marathon at the Ship & Shovell drinking pints of Badger, Dave with the late Roger Dixon, Carlton D'Souza and Richard Guest
He introduced many new runners to our Club and was always helpful to all on the Wednesday night Club runs. He often organised and attended the Sunday Social runs, being a great believer in encouraging all abilities to take part. Almost always he was accompanied by his dog Juno and before that his previous dog Jelly.
Dave was delighted to be honoured as a Life Member of ELR at the Annual General Meeting in February 2019.
Dave's wife Ann and family wishes to thank everyone for their tributes and messages of condolence.
Ann has also asked that those attending should feel free to wear their running tops, Orient Shirts or band t shirts etc.
Many ELR Members have already added tributes on our Group Facebook page and we add a few here.
Frank Brownlie Dave had many passions in life. We were lucky that one of these was running. We were even luckier when he chose to join East London Runners over 20 years ago. I had the great privilidge of training for many spring marathons with Dave and other Club Members. We also enjoyed his company, together with his dogs Jelly and Juno on hundreds of Sunday Social runs. In March this year when Dave was attending Barts for his chemotherapy sessions he took time out to visit me in the cardiac recovery ward following my bypass operation. He very kindly gave me two football magazines to read. He always had time for others, enjoyed a pint on our many social functions and we shall miss him greatly.
John White - Such a lovely guy. My running mate for 23+ years. I would feel privileged to be part of any celebration the club organised, of his contribution to the club, and life. No more Sunday and Monday runs....Bye, mate.
Andrea Waller - A true gent. Lucky enough to have run with him for more than 10 years. RIP Dave. X
Grant Conway - RIP my dear friend Dave. At least you won't be suffering any more.
James Nichols - Such sad news. It was Dave who encouraged me to join ELR having known him at Leyton Orient when I was getting into running. He remained a friend and source of encouragement ever since. I will raise a drink or two in his memory this evening. RIP
Anna Dingle - I am sad to hear this. Dave was such a lovely man. I will always remember him for encouraging me round on my first Roding Half. I wasn't part of ELR then, but he ran with me most of the way and made me laugh lots and made me run that bit faster to get me to run my half marathon PB. I am so glad that I was able to thank him for that on social runs.
A true gentleman with a big heart. He will be greatly missed.
Jonathan Wooldridge - RIP Dave. Your support and encouragement were inspirational to me and so many others inside and outside the club. You leave us all so sad, but with such rich and very fond memories.
Nathaniel Dye - 103 miles ,18 laps - Male SOLO(4th of 25)
Richard Butterworth - 12 laps - Men United (2nd of 15)
Gareth Davies - 10 laps - Men United (2nd of 15)
Jason Levy - 4 laps - ELR Legends
Alex Jameson = 5 laps - ELR Legends
Craig Livermore - 5 laps - ELR Legends
Catriona Hoult - 5 laps - ELR Legends
Diana Rexhepaj - 4 laps - ELR Legends
Stuart Barton - 3 laps - ELR Spitters
Abdirahman Adan - 3 laps - ELR Spitters
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera - 3 laps, - ELR Spitters
Joanna Wood - 3 laps - ELR Spitters
Stephen Swan - 3 laps - ELR Spitters
Sandra Hiller - 3 laps - ELR Spitters
Geoff Bench - 3 laps - ELR Spitters
Suzanne Bench - 3 laps - ELR Spitters
Maya Goodwin - 2 laps - EERR 2
Fiona Critchley - 3 laps - EERR 2
Bernadett Kalmar - 3 laps - EERR 2
Rakesh Sandhu - 5 laps - Laurens Ladies
Richard Kimmens - 7 laps - Scrambled legs 1 (1st of 14)
Race Reports on our Results Page
Maud Hodson 4.49.59 6th, 1st Lady
Maud Hodson: Roding Around Marathon race report - See Results Page!
Paula Bedford 6.05.40 9th, 1st Lady!
4 laps - lap 1 1.11.52 - lap 2 1.22.26 - lap 3 1.47.07 - lap 4 1.44.14
Euan Brown - 14.55.17 - 1st, race 7
Antonio Martin Romero - 15.53.75 pb - 14th, race 7
Patrick Brown - 16.40.31 - 25th, race 7
Mark Boulton - 16.14.11 - 4th, race 6
Thomas Grimes- 2.43.13 - 1st
Patrick Brown - 2.45.54 - 2nd
James Nichols - 3.09.58 - 14th
Michael Bamford - 3.23.37 - 24th
Stephen Swan - 3.46.42 - 43rd
Stuart Barton - 4.26.37 - 84th
Rachel Le Roux - 4.28.20 - 85th
Diana Rexhepaj - 4.48.32 - 104th
Kirk Johnson - 4.57.32 - 112th
Mens Team Overall: 2nd team: East London Runners.
1st man overall Thomas Grimes
2nd man overall Patrick Brown
ELR Results on Results Page
Maud Hodson 24.47.57 25 laps of 4.1 miles
Fast Friday - 5000m
Euan Brown 14.48.45 pb 7th
Fast Friday - 10,000m
Liviu Ionita 34.28.50 20th
Results on Results Page
Full Results on Results Page
Stuart Kelly - 1.19.25 - 68th
John Henry - 1.25.59 - 303rd
Joseph Gunn - 1.26.30 - 335th
Craig Livermore - 1.28.12 pb - 492nd
Spencer Evans - 1.28.20 - 506th
Jacob Stevens - 1.32.11 - 936th
Tom Howourth - 1.32.57 - 1030th
Jamie Xavier - 1.38.45 - 2133rd
Paula Bedford - 1.40.41 - 2605th
David Hallybone - 1.40.57 - 2664th
Selina Vernal - 1.41.30 - 2808th
Jimmy Dale - 1.42.40 - 3142nd
Jakub Czeczotka - 1.44.57 - 3856th
Jonathan Shaw - 1.45.14 - 3947th
Craig Simpson - 1.46.49 - 4411th
Lance Fuller - 1.48.10 - 4812th
Becky Evans - 1.51.01 pb - 5819th
Ged Browne - 1.51.16 - 5909th
Rebecca Pollard - 1.52.34 - 6378th
Lauren Kelly - 1.53.04 - 6566th
Kimberley Burnett - 1.55.28 - 7420th
Stephen Swan - 1.58.43 - 8732nd
Kasia Stachowiak - 1.59.18 - 8970th
Kat Maskell - 1.59.48 - 9157th
Arthur Diaz - 2.00.56 - 9544th
Lee Rand - 2.01.41 pb - 9822nd
Stuart Barton - 2.02.00 pb - 9933rd
Catriona Hoult - 2.04.21 - 10628th
Graham Peacock - 2.04.21 - 10686th
Marcela Vasques - 2.05.24 - 10945th
Jane Scott - 2.15.57 - 13712th
Joanna Wood - 2.16.15 (Course pb by 13 mins)- 13777th
Rajeshwari Parthasarathy - 2.21.06 pb - 14714th
Alice Barrett - 2.28.28 pb - 15685th
Vicky Allen - 2.28.48 - 15737th
Kathy Morrissey - 2.29.25 - 15823rd
Marvin Vernal - 2.31.27 - 16019th
Maya Goodwin - 2.33.00 (Course pb) - 16143rd
Sarah Dale - 2.40.11 - 16660th
Elizabeth ODonnell - 2.59.14 - 17218th
Maud Hodson 4.44.56 13th, 3rd lady, 1st FV40-49 - SUNDAY
Patrick Brown - 2.51.40 - 6th
Alex Day - 3.02.32 - 13th
Dan Gritton - 3.14.22 - 29th
Michael Wilson 3:44:32
Well done to all our Members and Friends of ELR who completed the London Marathon yesterday. A great achievment for all.
Also to our Volunteer Teams.
25k Special Drinks- Leader Jonathan Wooldridge, assisted by Miranda and Paul Thompson, Grant Conway and John Paul Healy
20 Mile Water Station - Leaders Michael Bamford, Rachel and Louis Le Roux plus about 100 ELR Members, Family and Friends
St Matthias Church Hall, Food and Drink Leader Maya Goodwin with Jo Wood and Jan Webb and anyone else who helped.
Mark Boulton - 2.44.26 - 682nd
Jose Rodriguez - 2.51.18 pb - 1171st
Billy Rayner - 2.56.36 pb - 1696th
Chris Green - 3.03.01 pb - 2545th
Daniel Slipper - 3.07.40 - 3046th
Roisin Archer - 3.17.00 pb - 4294th
Carlton DSouza - 3.17.41 - 4387th
John Booth -3.19.10 pb - 4632nd
Shahib Miah Ali - 3.29.10 - 6534th
Manjit Bedi - 3.36.32 - 8186th
Stephen Taylor - 3.43.08 - 9767th
Paula Bedford - 3.45.18 pb - 10306th
Ashley Faria - 4.00.14 debut - 14892nd
Katie Whitton - 4.05.02 pb - 16103rd
Janet Bywater - 4.06.18 - 16424th
Alex Jameson - 4.15.26 debut - 18819th
Sarah Dale - 4.23.32 - 20862nd
Stuart Norris - 4.27.51 - 22093rd
Sophie Edwards - 4.41.13 debut - 25549th
Fiona Day - 4.43.17 - 26111th
Ian Cooper - 4.43.41 pb - 26225th
Helen McGuinness - 4.48.58 debut - 27548th
Marc Akers - 4.49.40 - 27739th
Graham Peacock - 4.59.53 debut - 30272nd
Deva Payaniandy - 5.12.07 - 32521st
Stuart Barton - 5.17.18 pb - 33445th
Isabella Allan - 5.36.01 debut - 36282nd
Sandra Hiller - 5.54.16 pb - 38428th
Samia Choudhury - 6.10.06 debut - 39724th
Julie Creffield - 7.10.25 - 41980th
Paul Quinton - 2.55.25 - 1,727thSunday 14th April 2019 - Paris and Leipzig Marathons
Jimmy Dale - 3.23.09 pb - 5329th
Arthur Diaz - 4.30.02 pb - 33,161st
Marcela Vasques - 5.23.15 - 43,470th
Dan Gritton - 2.58.14 -29th
Dan's 127th Marathon!
Nathan Jones - 3.11.58 debut - 327th
Aaron Browne - 3.22.02 - 603rd
Andrew Baxter - 3.29.58 - 879th
Jakub Czeczotka - 3.51.37 pb - 2,281st
Colin Dryland - 3.55.52 - 2,640th
Maran Raju - 4.00.03 - 3,096th
Laura Tapper - 4.11.40 debut - 3,846th
Kathryn Hertzberg - 4.22.04 debut - 4,640th
Sarah Faull - 4.31.18 - 5,353rd
Jason Levy - 5.07.31
Congratulations to Antonio Martin Romero smashing a new ELR club record of 2:27:26 at today's Manchester Marathon - Felicidades Antonio!
Antonio Martin Romero - 2.27.26 pb (club record) - 13th
Stuart Kelly - 2.46.58 pb - 166th
Joseph Gunn - 3.00.02 pb - 866th
Robert Rayworth - 3.19.28 pb - 1991st
Jacob Stevens - 3.24.36 pb - 2390th
Eleanor Wilkinson - 3.28.40 gfa - 2421st
Selina Vernal - 3.32.21 pb - 3322nd
Gemma Foxall - 3.36.49 pb - 3664th
Maud Hodson - 3.49.29 pb & gfa - 4764th
Lucy Barron - 3.51.37 pb - 4999th
Lauren Kelly - 3.52.29 debut - 4907th
Suzanne Bench 3.49.12 gfa - 5633rd
Nathaniel Dye - 4.10.47 - 6657th
Robyn Turtle - 4.16.49 pb - 8104th
Ford Cadiogan - 4.32.07 - 8222nd
Karan Gadhia - 4.40.06 - 8436th
Marc Akers - 4.26.26 - 9181st
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera - 4.29.17 pb - 9312th
Roselin Boramakot - 5.06.15 - 11621st
Jason Levy - 5.16.31 - 11925th
Antonio Martin Romero :1.11.34 pb and NEW CLUB RECORD TIME - 50th
Spencer Evans 1.26.39 381st
Janet Bywater 1.47.39 2209th
Antonio reports:Last test before the Manchester Marathon today in Reading.
I wasn't expecting to get a PB today, firstly because the course has several inclines and twisty turns and secondly because of the high mileage and workouts I have doing this week and in the previous one.
The wind seemed fine at the beginning of the race, but in some areas I was struggling to run fast as I was running most of time on my own, overtaking runners, and the wind slowed me down from mile 7 to 9, and then I managed to do the last 5k in around 16:25 to finish with a time of 1h11'34". Three weeks to go until thr Manchester Marathon!
Euan Brown : 10.10 leg1 1st team of 51
Jose Rodriguez : 10.56 leg 2 - 1st team of 51
Patrick Brown : 11.33 leg 3 - 1st team of 51
Thomas Grimes : 11.11 leg 4 - 1st team of 51
Samir Younsi : 15.41 leg 1 - 28 of 51
Warren Ibrahim : 14.56 leg 2 - 28 of 51
Peter Hatley : 14.55 leg 3 - 28 of 51
Terry Lewsey ; 14.45 leg 4 - 28 of 51
Selina Vernal : 13.46 leg 1 - 31 of 51
Becky Evans : 14.32 leg 2 - 31 of 51
Carolyn Edwards : 16.12 leg 3 - 31 of 51
Georgie Hooper : 16.43 leg 4 - 31 of 51
Robert Rayworth : 12.42 leg 1 - 37 of 51
Tricia ONeill :18.05 leg 2 - 37 of 51
Diana Rexhepaj : 18.50 leg 3 - 37 of 51
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera : 17.04 leg 4 - 37 of 51
1st team East London Runners 43.50 (Euan, Jose, Pat & Thomas)
2nd ELR TEAM 28th of 51 60.15
3rd ELR TEAM 31st of 51 61.13
4th ELR TEAM 37th of 51 66.38
Vet Women 5th of 6 (Becky, lexandra, Tricia and Diana) 1.08.28
Vet Men 6th of 8 (Robert, Terry, Peter & Warren 57.16
Antonio Martin Romero :1.52.52 8th
Patrick Brown : 2.09.58 61st
Mark Boulton : 2.17.55 100th
James Nichols : 2.28.09 149th
Carlton DSouza : 2.29.37 156th
Peter Hatley : 2.34.23 174th
Jimmy Dale : 2.41.49 198th
Maud Hodson : 2.48.07 pb 214th
Ramesh Pala : 2.56.59 240th
Paul Quinton : 1.26.40 15th
Richard Kimmens : 1.32.03 35th
Spencer Evans : 1.32.11 38th
Manjit Bedi : 1.35.47 57th
James Creed : 1.37.40 69th
Caroline Frith : 1.37.59 71st, 1st VF40
Andrew Jackson : 1.40.22 84th
Lawrence Foster : 1.42.09 104th
Emmet Fitzgibbon : 1.43.11 113th
Colin Dryland : 1.46.28 130th
Jonathan Shaw : 1.45.27 135th
Maran Raju : 1.47.42 138th
Lauren Kelly : 1.48.47 154th
Ged Browne : 1.49.03 156th
David Hallybone : 1.49.59 166th
Manjit Singh : 1.55.48 214th
Laura Tapper : 1.56.30 pb 225th
Sarah Burns : 2.00.45 248th
Marc Akers : 2.00.48 250th
Catriona Hoult : 2.01.32 256th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera : 2.01.38 259th
Ford Cadiogan : 2.04.02 273rd
Jason Levy : 2.14.05 317th
Helen McGuinness : 2.15.54 325th
Sandra Hiller : 2.30.01 338th
Team Prize Winners: East London Runners: Paul Quinton, Spencer Evans & Caroline Frith.
Caroline reports: Roding Valley Half Marathon number 8. I first ran it in 2007 so I haven't managed every year but I do feel a strange compulsion drawing me back over and over again. The course doesn't get any more picturesque, the hills dont get easier, the medal and goodie bag arent much to write home about.....and today my chip didnt even work so my official time is actually my garmin time. So why do I go back year after year?
Because I like supporting a local club in their efforts to put on a race which is friendly, relatively inexpensive and close to home. Admittedly I used to train with WGEL - over 10 years ago - so I do feel an affiliation but I think it would be a shame if small races like this die a death as more and more events like the Big Half draw people in. Today's field was the smallest I have ever seen it, partly I suspect due to the weather and Essex 20, but also because people are drawn to big, commercial races instead. It was lovely to see so many ELR today, lets have even more next year.
Maud Hodson - 56.35 - 220th, Sen Women
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera - 1.05.03 - 300th Sen Women
Peter Craik - 52.18 - 600th, Sen Men
Maud reports:- Heading home from a brilliant trip to Falkirk with the #runequal crew. The Scottish National Cross Country Champs is the only one in the U.K. where men and women race the same distances. So a group of us went up there to celebrate an event that is getting it right - they allow members of English clubs to take part.
After a classic anxiety dream (late, couldnt find my number, ended up running in sparkly concert trousers and sports bra through the centre of Berlin), we started the day with a leisurely jog around Falkirk parkrun, held in the same park as the XC, but a very different route on lovely woodland trails.
Back to the hotel for a quick change, then back to Callendar Park for the main event. Id arranged to find Nigel Holl (Interim Chief Exec of UK Athletics) after the womens race, but in fact he came and found us beforehand had a quick chat about UKAs future plans. Very much hope he gets the job permanently.
and then we raced.
Conditions under foot were pretty begign, and the course had a few climbs but nothing too scary. Nigel was cheering me on and later tweeted a pic of me. I also got lapped by Steph Twell and nearly put my spikes through a toad.
Between the womens and mens races we also met Ian Beattie and Mark Munro, Chair and Chief Exec of Scottish Athletics.
And we saw the Kelpies and ate our body weight in curry.
Brilliant as it was, I hope we wont be back next year, as I hope well have equal racing at the English champs...
At the Meeting the Following Committee was elected by the Members present.
Chair - Frank Brownlie
Vice Chair - Jonathan Wooldridge
Club Secretary - Mike Wilson
Club Treasurer - James Nicholls
Race Secretary - Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera
Club Run Co-Ordinator - Jo Wood
Webmaster - Derek Wright
Volunteer Co-Ordinator - Michael Bamford
Assistant Volunteer Co-Ordinator - Rachel Le Roux
Assistant Volunteer Co-Ordinator - Louis le Roux
Welfare Officer - Sheetal Dandgey
Social Secretary - Sonia Cheadle
Media Officer - Maya Goodwin
Newsletter Publisher - Jason Levy
Member without Portfolio - Stuart Barton
In addition the following Club Members were proposed and elected unanimously as LIFE MEMBERS
John Atkinson, Frank Brownlie, Dave Foster and Dave Knight.
Membership Fees 2019/20
The Meeting also agreed the Membership Fees for the coming year 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020.
Existing Members - Fee to remain at £22.00 which includes the England Athletics Membership fee (£15.00) for the same period.
New Members - Fee to remain at £25.00 which includes the England Athletics Membership fee (£15.00) for the same period.
Second Claim Members - Fee to reamin at £10.00
Lapsed ELR Members - The Fee will be £25.00 which includes the England Athletics Membership fee (£15.00) for the same period.
At the meeting following a proposal by the Committee which was carried unanimously by the members present, John Atkinson, Dave Foster and Dave Knight were duly elected as Life Members.
All three have been members of the Club for many, many years and have represented the Club in an outstanding manner at many races, events, training runs and socials.
In addition, the meeting proposed that Club Chair, Frank Brownlie also be elected as a Life Member. Again, this motion was carried unanimously.
Frank joined the Club in 2004 to train for the London Marathon. He was elected to the Committee in 2009 and became Chairman the following year in 2010. Frank has overseen the dramatic rise in both the membership numbers and the success of the Club in the many races and events that it participates in.
Frank said "John and the two Dave's thoroughly deserve their recognition and I was very pleased to be included too!"
Filipa Soares - 47.29 -633rd - 8km
Diana Rexhepaj - 52.45 - 681st - 8km
Thomas Grimes - 1.02.16 - 632nd - 15km
Spencer Evans - 1.03.34 - 700th - 15km
Emmet Fitzgibbon - 1.13.18 - 1044th - 15km
Mike Reports.Well done to the runners who represented our club in the main SEAA Cross Country Championships today.
Thanks to our supporters, Mark Moir, Rachel and Louis Le Roux and Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera.
A three lap course for the men (15KM) and two for the women (8KM). The start is a highlight with the spectacle of the runners racing to the top of the hill en-masse! This is a great event and it is always enjoyable supporting the athletes at these races. It turned very cold by the time of the men's race and it was very muddy, but at least the rain held off until the evening.
Mark Boulton - 1.42.01 - 18th
Joseph Browne - 1.52.51 - 74th
James Nichols - 1.52.53 - 75th
Calvin Bobin - 2.00.16 - 135th, 2nd M60
Jacob Stevens - 2.04.03 - 172nd
Regis Martin - 2.04.13 - 174th
Caroline Frith - 2.04.34 - 176th
Jimmy Dale - 2.06.48 - 195th
Robert Rayworth - 2.07.21 - 198th
James Creed - 2.08.27 - 216th
Nathaniel Dye - 2.08.39 - 220th
Nick Hoult - 2.08.50 - 222nd
Stephen Taylor - 2.09.30 - 234th
Peter Hatley - 2.10.22 - 240th
Emmet Fitzgibbon - 2.10.35 - 243rd
Maud Hodson - 2.14.48 - 291st, 42ndF
Karan Gadhia - 2.16.06 - 306th
Kasia Stachowiak - 2.17.09 - - 51stF
Ged Browne - 2.17.30 - 340th
John Healy - 2.23.30 - 405th
Shahib Miah Ali - 2.28.24 - 453rd
Grant Conway - 2.28.24 - 454th
Georgie Hooper - 2.29.38 - 461st
Kathryn Hertzberg - 2.29.01 - 464th
Alex Jameson - 2.31.29 - 494th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera - 2.31.53 - 501st
Catriona Hoult - 2.37.03 - 547th
Hayley Collins - 2.37.03 - 565th
Shanavaz Malayodu - 2.43.34 - 605th
Fiona Day - 2.52.48 - 681st
Roselin Boramakot - 2.56.07 - 715th
Helen McGuinness - 3.00.54 - 736th
Jason Levy - 3.04.57 - 750th
Lee Rand - 3.21.32 -799th
Jennifer Ansell - 43.17 - 24th
Sarah Burns - 49.01 - 59th
Maud Hodson - 50.38 - 64th
Fiona Critchley - 51.46 - 70th
Kasia Stachowiak - 54.15 - 86th
Georgie Hooper - 54.28 - 89th
Joanna Neville - 55.29 - 98th
Catriona Hoult - 56.03 - 101st
Fiona Day - 56.19 - 103rd
Tricia ONeill - 56.57 - 108th
Hayley Collins - 56.58 - 109th
Filipa Soares - 57.24 - 111th
Kathryn Hertzberg - 57.40 - 112th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera - 57.48 - 113th
Susan Edwards - 57.50 - 114th(WG&EL)(2nd Claim ELR)
Diana Rexhepaj - 1.03.53 - 137th
Susan Bushnell - 1.21.03 - 149th
Euan Brown - 34.13 - 10th
Dan Gritton - 39.41 - 97th
Spencer Evans - 40.06 - 103rd
James Nichols - 41.00 - 122nd
Dan Senior - 41.53 - 138th
Terry Lewsey - 44.56 - 171st
Emmet Fitzgibbon - 47.07 - 188th
Gareth Davies - 47.18 - 191st
Paul Thompson - 48.18 - 196th
Arthur Diaz - 1.02.24 - 229th
11th ELR, 18th ELR B, 22nd ELR C and 25th ELR D of 27 teams.
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