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Elvis Grand Prix

ELVIS 2018

ELVIS 1 - Wednesday 30th May 2018 - 7.30pm - Dagenham 88 - 5 Miler

Race Entry here

Featuring a very special race memento to celebrate Dagenham 88 Runners 30th Anniversary.

1st in the ELVIS 2018 series http://www.elvisraces.club/

The race will be run on a 2 lap multi-terrain course of 5 miles in and around Eastbrookend Country Park, Dagenham.

Race HQ is located at the Millenium Centre, Eastbrookend Country Park, Dagenham Road, Dagenham RM7 0SS and will be open from 6pm.

Entry Fees - £10 for UKA affiliated athletes, £12 otherwise. On the day entry £15 if places available.

There is limited parking at the Millenium Centre, with more available at nearby May & Bakers Social Club RM7 0QX http://www.mayandbakersclub.co.uk/ a half mile warmup away, which also includes changing facilities, toilets & refreshments.

Nearest tube Dagenham East - District Line (1 mile walk), nearest rail Romford, served by 174 bus between Romford and Dagenham Heathway.

ELVIS 2018 - ELR ELVIS Captains - Caroline Moore and Paul Thompson

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!

2018 Race Dates

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

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 Race Series - Link to Facebook Page and Website

ELVIS Running Clubs - East London fiVe Interclub Series (ELVIS) -

ELVIS Facebook Page -www.facebook.com/groups/1468792830007166/

Elvis Grand Prix 2018 - Rules

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.

Open Competition:

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.

Interclub Competition:

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.