ELVIS is the East London Five Interclub Series - a set of 8 races, each of which is hosted by one of the participating clubs. The team competition is between the Elvis clubs on the basis of 6 men and 6 women including a minimum of 3 vets to score. Most races are accessible by public transport, but there will be car share opportunities too. We need fast runners for the scoring, but we also love to intimidate the opposition on the start line with a sea of red shirts. If this is your first summer with the club, we can guarantee you a fun race series regardless of how fast you run. If you're an old hand, we need you too. The more the merrier, and although there might be the old hill there won't be any mud so road shoes are all that you need and a club shirt (ok, maybe a pair of shorts too!).
Dates for the upcoming ELVIS race season are as follows:
Wednesday 24 May 2023, 7.30pm, 5 miles, Eastbrook End Park, Dagenham
Tuesday 6 June 2023, 7.30pm, 5 miles, Raphael Park, Romford
Tuesday 27 June 2023, 7.30pm, 5K, Olympic Park, Stratford
Wednesday 5 July 2023, 7.30pm,Ilford Hilly 5 miles, Hainault Forest
Wednesday 26th July 2023 - Harold Wood 5km at 7.30pm
Saturday 5th August 2023 - Forest Five, Race 3 at 10.00am
Monday 28th August 2023 - Bank Holiday Barking 5km at 10.30am.
Sunday 24th September 2023 - Valentines 5km at 10.30am.
The Barking Road Runners' Phipps 5K (formerly known as the August Bank Holiday 5K) is an open road race that welcomes runners of all abilities and experience. Whether you are a dedicated club runner, or a newer runner participating in your very first race, our race is for you!
The Phipps 5K gained its current name in 2021 to commemorate Owen Phipps, a former member of Barking Road Runners who sadly passed away in 2019.
The prizes for our 2023 have been kindly sponsored by Lee Middleton Sports Massage Therapy, based in Romford.
Our race forms the seventh leg of the 2022 East London FiVes Interclub Series (ELVIS). The series is sponsored by Phil Hernon.
There will also be a FREE 2K fun run on the day for kids under 15, weather permitting. Entries for the fun run will be on the day only.
Barking Park, Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8TA.
£12 (£10 affiliated) for the main race. Minimum age 15 on the day of the race. We regret no refunds and no deferrals. The 2K fun run is free to enter, and is open to children aged younger than 15 on the day.
Bib numbers for the 5K race are to be collected on the day, by no later than 10:15 am. Bib numbers for members of ELVIS clubs should e collected by the club representative.
A limited number of entries may be available on the day, charged at £15 (£13 affiliated), if the race is not sold out in advance. Please bring the correct change and hand in your completed entry form by 10am. (Entry forms will be available at our registration desk on the day of the race.)
Transfers are allowed up to the race closing date. Please contact the email address in the confirmation email with full details of both runners.
East London Runners is pleased to host a great chip timed road race set in the scenic grounds of Valentines Park, Ilford. Full Licence ID: 2023-44970.
This is the 8th and final ELVIS race of the season. The course is flat and fast and will be run all on paths completely within the perimeter of the park and will be traffic free. Since 2016 East London Runners has donated the race surplus including the cake stall proceeds to local charities, including ELHAP which will be our charity of choice again this year.
Race start: 10.30am, Sunday 24th September 2023
Race HQ: In the park near the Melbourne Road Entrance, IG1 4LG
Race packs will be available for collection by your club representatives between 9.30am and 10.00am - your timing chip will be attached to your race number
NO TRANSFERS prior to, or on race day. Unofficial transfers will be removed from the final results. Entries on the day accepted till 10.00am at the price of £12 for Affiliated runners and £14 for non-Affiliated ones.
This year's race is sponsored by LSM Clinic, who offer specialised sport & remedial massage treatments from its two locations in Leyton and Walthamstow. Your race entry includes a 10% off a runner's MOT with report at Leyton Sports Massage.
A two lap flat and fast 5 km course run all on paths completely within the perimeter of the park and will be traffic free. Other park users will be using the park so please take care, and observe the marshals' instructions.
Full Licence ID: 2023-44970.
The race is open to anyone over the age of 15. There is no upper age limit.
There will also be a FREE 2K fun run on the day for children under 15, weather permitting. Entries for the fun run will be on the day only.
Water will be available to all finishers .
Prizes will be awarded to the following categories:
1st, 2nd, and 3rd individual male
1st, 2nd, and 3rd individual female
1st VM40, VM50, VM60, VM70 and VM80 individuals
1st VF40, VF50, VF60,VF70 and VM80 individuals
Runners awarded an individual prize for finishing in any of the overall top 3 places will be ignored when awarding the prizes for age categories.
We will also have a prize for a mixed team composed of the 3 first female and 3 first males of an affiliated club including at least 1 Vet for each gender.
The race will use chip timing to give all runners an accurate individual time. Official results will be based on gun times.
Thanks a lot,
Alexandra, Vice-Chair and Race Director
East London Runners
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