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Online Entries - Race Entry here
Essex's Premier Off Road Race organised by ILFORD ATHLETIC CLUB.
Supporting St. Francis Hospice Havering-atte-Bower celebrating the life of Newman Sargent.
This race is also Leg 4 of the Elvis Grand Prix. Please visit www.elvisraces.club for further details.
18th July 2018 - Start Time 7.30pm. Entries £7 affiliated.
***** Please Note *****
The road/trail race has a new start and finish for 2018.
The course is substantially the same as always but the start and finish is now on the main roadway in Hainault Forest Country Park (post code IG7 4QN). Main entrance to the park off Romford Road, Hainault.
Please note that there is plenty of car parking (free after 6.30) but if you park before 6.30 there is a £1 charge payable on mobile phone only to the Ringo parking service. Pay machines do not take cash or card.
Also please beware the park gates will close at exactly 9.00.
Entries will also be available on the day but will incur a £1 surcharge.
Minimum Entry Age 15 years of age on race day.
Prizes for minimum of first three senior men and women plus first M40, M50, M60, F35, F45 and F55.
Confirmation of entry will be sent to you by email if supplied.
Race numbers are to be collected on the day from race HQ so please arrive early to collect your number.
Prizes will be presented on the day as soon as possible after the race has finished.
Results will be posted on the Club website www.ilfordathleticclub.co.uk asap after the event.
Online Entries - Race Entry here
The race will be run on a 1 lap multi-terrain course of 5k in and around Harold Wood Park and Pages Wood, Harold Wood.
Race HQ is located at the Harold Wood Sports Association Clubhouse, Harold Wood Park, Harold View, Harold Wood, RM3 0LX and will be open from 6pm. Changing facilities, toilets and bar will be available.
There will be baggage storage but items are left at your own risk.
£7.50 for UKA affiliated athletes, £8.50 otherwise.
On the day entry £10 if places available.
There is limited parking in Harold Wood Park, with more available at nearby Harold Wood Primary School, RM3 0TH.
Nearest train is Harold Wood Station (approx half mile walk).
Bus 294 from Collier Row - Harold Hill.
Bus 256 from Hornchurch - Harold Hill.
Confirmation of entry will be sent to you by email (if supplied) to the address provided on the entry form.
Race numbers are to be collected on the day from Race HQ so please arrive early to collect your number.
Prizes will be presented on the day as soon as possible after the race has finished and the results compiled.
1st 3 men; 1st 3 women; 1st vet men 40, 50, 60; 1st vet women 35, 45, 55; one prize per person;
Results will be posted on the series website http://www.elvisraces.club/
Online entries close 25th July 2018.
1. ELVIS 1 - Dagenham 88 5 Miler - Wed 30th May 2018.
268 finishers with 79 East London Runners.
Men's Team - 1st Thomas, Mark & Billy.
Ladies Team - 1st Ava, Ellie & Caroline Frith.
Elvis Team - Men - 1st (as above plus Dan Senior, Ciaran & Danny Lee.)
Elvis Team - Ladies - 1st (as above plus Emily Clarke.)
Ava Lee - 1st
Ellie Wilkinson - 3rd
Caroline Frith - 1st VF35
1st - Thomas Grimes
2nd - Mark Boulton
1st VM40 - Dan Senior
1st VM 60 - Calvin Bobin
2. ELVIS 2 - H90 Joggers Midweek 5 - Tue 12th June 2018
270 Finishers with 54 from ELR
Men's Team - 1st Thomas Grimes, Mark Boulton & Paul Quinton
Ladies Team - 1st Jenny Ansell,Ava Lee and Ellie Wilkinson
Jennifer Ansell - 1st
Ava Lee - 3rd
1st - Thomas Grimes
3rd - Mark Boulton
1st VM40 - Ciaran Canavan
1st VM55 - Carlton D'Souza
1st VM 60 - Calvin Bobin
ELVIS 3 -Thursday 21st June 2018 - East End Road Runners Olympic Park 5k
1st - Jennifer Ansell
1st - Euan Brown
3rd - Paul Quinton
1st MV60 - Calvin Bobin
ELVIS TEAM WINNERS
ELVIS 4 - Newman Hilly 5 (Hainault Forest) - Wednesday 18th July 2018
As the first ELVIS race starts on Wednesday 3oth May 2018 the Team Captains explain what all the fuss is all about.
Apart from being good fun, there is a highly competitive element to the ELVIS series of races for both individuals and running clubs. The scoring process is fiendishly complex and managed on an Excel Spreadsheet by Martin Clarke from Ilford AC. We have tried to summarise the rules below, but more information can be found on the ELVIS races website.
Individuals all take part in an Open Competition, and there are prizes for:
1st, 2nd, 3rd men overall
1st, 2nd, 3rd women overall
1st only in the following VET categories - MV40, MV50, MV60, MV70, FV35, FV45,FV55,FV65. Only one prize per competitor based on highest value principle.
The prizes are announced and handed out after each race (based on the rules of the individual race organiser), so hang around if you think you might have won one!
Individual competitors must compete in six of the eight races to qualify for the Grand Prix. If more than six races are completed the best six positions will be used in the scoring/ finishing positions to calculate the Grand Prix position.
There are team competitions for men and women. Menâ€™s team points will be calculated on the first 6 finishers and must include 3 vets aged 40 plus. Womenâ€™s team points will be calculated on the first 4 finishers and must include 2 vets aged 35 plus. Scoring is done on overall position in the race i.e. including taking into account other runners from the 8 competing teams, so if you finish ahead of other clubsâ€™ members you might be helping ELRâ€™s overall position.
The individual scores will be accumulated to decide the team position for each race and the winners will receive 1 point, 2nd place 2 points, 3rd place 3 points and so on. Each team will have its best 6 scores out of the 8 races taken to decide the final team positions. The team with the lowest accumulated score over its best 6 races will be declared the winners. In the event of a tie between 2 teams the team with the lowest accumulated individual scores over the best 6 races will be declared as superior.
Trophies and Party.
There will be two interclub shields (men and women) to be kept by the winning teams for one year which will then be returned. Trophies and prizes will be awarded at a special presentation evening, i.e. party, in October.
Caroline Moore & Paul Thompson
ELR ELVIS Captains
Online Entries - Race Entry here
The Forest Five (mile) race series was started in 2009 as part of the fundraising efforts for the new Orion clubhouse at Jubilee Retreat.
Saturday 11th August 2018
This is the 3rd race in the 2016 series (all Saturday morning 10am starts)
June 9th July 14th August 11th
A reduced rate was offered for the 3 race series, with age category trophies for best aggregate time for the series. SW W35 W45 W55 SM M40 M50 M60
Trophies will be awarded to series winners at the end of this race
This is an ELVIS race. It has it's own trophies, separate from the series above.
Age category trophies as above.
There are also team trophies, men and women 4 to score.
Advance entries close 9th August for £8.00
"On The Day" entries £15
Online Entries - Race Entry here
Barking Road Runners' Bank Holiday 5K race is sponsored by Sports Massage Therapy, Romford (07941 643083). The race is also part of the ELVIS series of local races, which are sponsored by Phil Hernon.
Monday 27th August 2018.
Barking Park, Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8TA.
10:30 am for the main race. A children's 2K fun run will take place after the main race has been completed.
£8 (£6 affiliated) in advance or £10 (£8 affiliated) on the day. Free entry to the children's fun run.
Postal entries are also available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for postal entries is Friday, 24th August 2018.
Bib numbers for all entries are to be collected on the day, by no later than 10:15 am.
The minimum age for entry is 16 years old. Runners under the age of 18 on the day of the race must use a postal entry form if entering in advance.
The race uses a 2-lap course, on asphalt paths. Note that the course is identical to that used by Barking parkrun.
The start line is near the tennis courts. The course heads eastward for approximately 400 metres towards the allotments. There is then a short curve to the left, followed by a sharp left-hand downhill turn, bringing you alongside the lake which you'll then run alongside. Near the end of the lake, the course loops sharply round to the left, up a very slight incline, bringing you onto a tree-lined path running parallel with the lake. Once this path nears the start area, it curves round to the right. Turning right at the tennis courts, you'll shortly take a sharp left turn that takes you on a large loop round the park's main field. Halfway round the park's perimeter, you'll take a left-hand turn along a straight tree-lined path. At the end of the first lap, you'll take a sharp right turn at the far end of this path, to resume the course as above; at the end of the second lap, you'll carry on straight ahead for a few metres, where you'll cross the finish line.
Getting to the park:
The park is approximately 15 minutes' walk from Barking station, which is served by the District and Hammersmith & City tube lines, the London Overground, and mainline C2C rail services. There are also several bus routes stopping by or near the park. Limited car parking will be available within the park, via the South Park Drive entrance. There is another car park accessible via the main gate in Longbridge Road, but this incurs a charge.
Toilets (incl. for the disabled) and changing rooms will be available by the start and finish areas.
Prizes and results:
1st, 2nd, and 3rd individual male
1st, 2nd, and 3rd individual female
1st VM40, VM50, VM60 and VM70 individuals
1st VF35, VF45, VF55 and VF65 individuals
Men's team (fastest three)
Women's team (fastest three)
The results will be published on the club's website as soon as possible after the race, and will also be uploaded to Power of 10. The race will be held under UKA rules. (UKA licence number 2018-35639.)
Caroline Moore - Ladies Captain
I first joined ELR in 2006, had a pause in 2012/13 because of injuries, and have since then been a regular at races, club nights, track and the Sunday social runs. I also turn up most weeks for the Wanstead parkrun, and I sometimes do races in Wiltshire, where I originally grew up. If you look me up on the club profiles you will see that I run lots of miles, but not very fast. I think I have run nearly all the ELVIS races since 2014 and it is a great honour to be the new ELVIS women's captain, following in the much faster footsteps of the wonderful Ava Lee. I'm really looking forward to this season's races, as I love the informality and camaraderie both within and between the running clubs that participate. After a while you get to recognise runners from other clubs at your ability level, and it's fun to race against them. So, please join us, fast or slow!
View Caroline's profile here.
Paul Thompson - Men's Captain
I joined ELR in 2010 and in all that time I've always particularly enjoyed the ELVIS series for what is great club competition, but above all a chance for runners of all abilities to take part in the series in a friendly atmosphere. I am delighted to be the ELVIS Men's team captain for a 3rd year and hope we can repeat the success of last season when for the first time in the competitions history our men's team won all 7 races.Note that there are 8 races in 2018!
For those members new to the club and not aware of the competition, ELVIS is a series of 8 races run between 9 clubs and stands for East London fiVe Interclub Series and each race is either 5k or 5 miles. The ELVIS series has a bewildering scoring system to the uninitiated, but don't worry about that now. We will include another article in later newsletters to explain it.
All ELR members are very welcome to enter and if you haven't run a race before they are an ideal way to start. Some of the races fall on Wednesday Club Run nights and will replace the normal club run so what better way to try them out ?!!
The dates for the races are all shown below and we will post individual race details when available.
Entries for each race need to be made online in advance and the entry fee paid. When each race opens for entries we will post details below too.
I look forward to seeing you all soon and here's to a very enjoyable ELVIS 2018!
ELVIS 1 - Wednesday 30th May 2018 - 7.30pm -Dagenham 88 5 miler - Enter here
ELVIS 2 - Tuesday 12th June 2018 - 7.30pm - Havering 90 Midweek 5m - Enter here
ELVIS 3 - Thursday 21st June 2018 - 7.30pm - East End Road Runners, Olympic Park 5k - Enter here
ELVIS 4 - Wednesday 18th July 2018 - 7.30pm - The Ilford Hilly 5m - Enter here
ELVIS 5 - Wednesday 1st August 2018 - 7.30pm - Harold Wood 5k in Harold wood Park - Enter here
ELVIS 6 - Saturday 11th August 2018 - 10am - Orion Forest 5m Enter ELVIS 6 ONLY here OR Enter series here
ELVIS 7 - Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018 - 10.30am - Barking 5k
ELVIS 8 - Sunday 30th September 2018 - 10.30am - East London Runners Valentines Park Charity 5k
ELVIS Running Clubs - East London fiVe Interclub Series (ELVIS) -
ELVIS Facebook Page -www.facebook.com/groups/1468792830007166/
New for 2018
1. HAROLD WOOD RUNNING CLUB has joined ELVIS and will host their own ELVIS Race on Wednesday 1st August 2018 at 7.30pm in Harold Wood Park. It's 5k on a tough, hilly course I'm told!
2. Scoring now based on 6 races from 8. Before it was 5 from 7.
The Grand Prix will be an Open competition for competitors of all Clubs. In addition there will be an Interclub Team competition between the 8 organising clubs only - Barking Road Runners, Dagenham88, Havering 90, Orion Harriers, Eton Manor, East London Runners, East End Road Runners, Ilford AC and Harold Wood RC.
Rules: Individual competitors can compete in any 6 of the 8 races to qualify for the Grand Prix. If more than 6 races are completed the best 6 positions will be used in the scoring/ Finishing positions in each race will be used to calculate the Grand Prix position .
Prizes: 1st,2nd 3rd men overall, 1st 2nd 3rd women overall, 1st only in usual vet categories, MV40, MV50, MV60,Mv70, FV35, FV45,FV55, FV65. Only 1 prize per competitor based on highest value principle. Prizegiving will take place immediately after the last race - The Valentines Park Charity 5k.
Rules: Competitors must be 1st claim members or eligible 2nd Claim members of the 9 competing clubs.
There will 2 separate team competitions, one for men and another for women. Men's team points will still be calculated on 1st 6 home and must include 3 vets aged 40 plus. Women's team points will be calculated on 1st 4 home and must include 2 vets aged 35 plus. The scoring will be done on overall position in the race i.e including taking into account other runners from the non 8 competing teams. In the event of a team not closing, points will be allocated based on the position of the last finisher plus 1 and incrementing thereafter by 1 for each unclosed position.
The individual scores will be accumulated to decide the team position for each race and the winners will receive 1 point, 2nd place 2 points, 3rd place 3 points and so on. In the event of a team not closing the number of scorers finishing will also be taken into consideration so that a team with less finishing scorers than another will always finish the lower.
Each team will have its best 6 scores out of the 8 races taken to decide the final team positions. The team with the lowest accumulated score over its best 5 races will be declared the winners. In the event of a tie between 2 teams the team with the lowest accumulated individual scores over the best 6 races will be declared as superior.
Prizes: There will be two Interclub Shields (men and women) to be kept by the winning teams for one year which will then be returned.
Results: Individual race results will be recorded on an excel spreadsheet to facilitate Grand Prix scoring which will be the job of Martin Clarke of Ilford AC. Results should be sent to Martin Clarke asap. Results together with the latest Grand Prix positions will be posted on this site with a link from the Group Page on Facebook -
Presentation: Trophies will be awarded at a special presentation evening usually in October.
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