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Elvis Grand Prix 2013

ELVIS ELR Curry Night - Thursday 31st October 2013

On Thursday 31/10/13 at 7pm we held an ELVIS celebration and awards evening at The Lane Indian Restaurant, 82 Nightingale Lane
London E11 2EZ. This event was open to ALL club members new and old whether you were involved in the ELVIS series or not. There were lots of prizes The cost was £20 which included an all you can eat buffet including vegetarian options, a free drink on arrival and a raffle.Tickets were available from either of us from Wednesday 7th October and thereafter at track on Mondays or at club on Wednesdays. There were 45 people who attended and agreat time was had by all. Thanks to all who turned up.
Ninette and Grant

Prizewinners were -

Best male performance - Danny Lee and James Wilson
Best female performance - Sarah McCrea and Alexandra Wilkinson...
Best male improver - Rameh Ramesh Pala
Best female improver - Sarah Burns
Best female newcomer - Laura Jenkin
Best male newcomer - Shailesh Patel

Well done to Kieran Brown and Diana Rex who also won special effort and inspirational awards!

Also the 5 who did all 7 races were:

Fiona Day
Tom Woods
Chloe Longstaff
Andrew Baxter
Patrick Brown.

ELVIS Results 2013

Congratulations to all those that competed in the ELVIS Series during 2013 and to those who organised and supported all the events. In particular Vicky Cooper of Barking Road Runners the overall organiser with the expertise of Martin Clarke of Ilford AC and Derek Wright the webmaster of East London Runners.



Winners were:
Overall man - Crispian Bloomfield - Billericay Striders
2nd place - Malcolm Muir - Ilford AC
3rd place - Patrick Brown - East London Runners
Vet Man 40 - Steve Philcox - Ilford AC
Vet Man 50 - Martin Page - Barking Road Runners
Vet Man 60 - Ron Vialls - Barking Road Runners

Overall Woman - Sarah Flanagan - Eton Manor
2nd Place - Krystle Balogun - Ilford AC
3rd Place - Sharon Springfield - East London Runners
Vet Woman 35 - Ava Lee - East London Runners

Vet Woman 45 - Melinda Jones - Ilford AC
Vet Woman 55 - Breege Nordin - Ilford AC

Team Prize - M: Ilford AC - Malcolm Muir, Stephen Wilcox, Sam Rahman
Team Prize - F: Ilford AC - Krystle Balogun, Breege Nordin, Melinda Jones

Race Results - ELVIS 7 - Valentines Park 5k Charity Race and Children's Fun Run

Full Race Results available here.

Many thanks to all those runners who competed in Sunday's race which will raise approximately £1,000 for Local Charity. Also a special thanks to all those Club Members, partners, families and friends who helped in organising the race both before and on the day. Grateful thanks to Martin Clarke of Ilford AC for his help and guidance throughout the whole process.

ELVIS 7 - Valentines Park 5k - Sunday 29th September 2013 at 10.30am

ELVIS 7 - Valentines Park 5k - Sunday 29th September 2013 at 10.30am - Many Volunteers required on the day.
East London Runners is Hosting the above 5k Race and Children's Fun with the support of Ilford AC.

We will require support on the day as detailed below. If you or any of your family and friends can help then please advise Frank, Don, Grant or Ninette at any of our Club runs in the next 2 weeks or e.mail Frank at webmaster@eastlondonrunners.org.uk.

25 or so Volunteers are required for the following duties:-

We require 4 members to attend at 8am to set up the course.

We also need help accepting on the day entries/monies, Marshalls and Timekeepers. We also require 2 First Aiders (we already have one).

Some members have already volunteered and we are grateful for this.

We also require help after the main race, while awaiting results, in organising and running the Kids Fun run adjacent to the main race finish.

This is the final race in the ELVIS Series and we are looking forward to the big day. In addition to the many ELR members competing in the race it would be good if things ran smoothly on the day so all help will be much appreciated.

Entry form available here - ENTRIES CAN ALSO BE MADE ON THE DAY. here

ELVIS is an acronym for the East London FiVe Interclub Series and currently consists of 7 local races each of either 5k or 5 miles. The Grand Prix is open to ALL runners. Runners who complete at least 5 of the 7 races are eligible for prizes in the open and veteran categories.
ELVIS as its name suggests is also an interclub competition between the 8 ELVIS clubs in the East London area and winners shields will be presented in both the men’s and ladies competitions.

The competing Clubs are East London Runners, Ilford AC, Orion Harriers, Barking Road Runners, Dagenham 88, Havering 90, Eton Manor and East End Road Runners.

A Great Road Race set in the scenic grounds of Valentines Park, Ilford presented by EAST LONDON RUNNERS in conjunction with ILFORD ATHLETIC CLUB. The course is flat and fast and will be run all on paths completely within the perimeter of the park and is traffic free. The race will be followed by a children’s fun run if numbers allow with entry on the day only.

Entry form available here - ENTRIES CAN BE MADE ON THE DAY here
On the day entry fee £7 for Affiliated Runners, £9 for Non-Affiliated.

UKA Licence Number 2013-9577.

START is in the park near the Melbourne Road Entrance (IG1 4LG) – Two scenic measured laps each of 2.5K.

ELVIS Presentation Night and Disco - Friday 4th October 2013

The Do
Date: Friday 4th October 2013
Venue: Goals, Goresbrook Leisure Park, Ripple Road, RM9 6XW
Time: from 7pm to midnight.
Food: included
DJ: included

Entry for East London Runners members - FREE

ELVIS GRAND PRIX

ELVIS is an acronym for the East London FiVe Interclub Series and currently consists of 7 local races each of either 5k or 5 miles. The Grand Prix is open to ALL runners. Runners who complete at least 5 of the 7 races are eligible for prizes in the open and veteran categories as detailed on the poster below.

ELVIS as its name suggests is also an interclub competition between the 8 ELVIS clubs in the East London area and winners shields will be presented in both the men’s and ladies competitions.

The competing Clubs are East London Runners, Ilford AC, Orion Harriers, Barking Road Runners, Dagenham 88, Havering 90, Eton Manor and East End Road Runners.

ELVIS 7 - Valentine Park 5km - Sunday 29th September 2013 - 10.30am

East London Runners and Ilford AC host the final event of ELVIS 2013. Entry form available here

ELVIS 6 - Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2013 at 10.30am - Barking - Barking Park - 5K

ELVIS 6 - Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2013 at 10.30am - Barking - Barking Park -5K

Advance entries through Don Bennett ELR Treasurer each Wednesday evening before the Club run.

Entry fee: £5 affiliated / £7 non-affiliated

Course Description

This is a 2 lap course. It commences with a straight run of approximately 400 metres towards the allotments, very slight downhill, then a sharp left which brings you alongside the lake. Continue to the end of the lake, then take another sharp left, with a very slight incline. Follow this path, then take a gentle right turn and a left turn shortly afterwards. At the end of this path take a natural left. Follow this and then take the first possible left. This will bring you back to the start. Take a right turn and complete a second lap. There will also be a junior “fun run” available on the day – free to enter.

ELVIS is an acronym for the East London FiVe Interclub Series and currently consists of 7 local races each of either 5k or 5 miles. The Grand Prix is open to ALL runners. Runners who complete at least 5 of the 7 races are eligible for prizes in the open and veteran categories as detailed on the poster below.

ELVIS as its name suggests is also an interclub competition between the 8 ELVIS clubs in the East London area and winners shields will be presented in both the men’s and ladies competitions.

www.barkingroadrunners.org.uk

ELVIS 5 - Sunday 14th July - Eton Manor AC Open 5km Race at 10.30am.

Organised by Eton Manor AC celebrating 100 years.
Entry limit 200.
Entry fee £4.00 and £5.00 on the day. Postal entries close on Monday 8th July.
www.eton-manor.com
Change of venue and course from previous year.
The race will be a multi terrain course in and around Jubilee Park, Leyton.
Race HQ is located at The Cottage, 3 Marsh Lane, London, E10 7BL, just off of Church Road and will be open from 9.00AM.
There is very limited parking available in surrounding residential roads so we would encourage car sharing where possible. Bus 58 and 158 pass nearby, alight at Marsh Lane. Bus 48,55 and 56 pass nearby, alight at Church Road, followed by a 5 minute walk from Race HQ.
Don is taking entries on Wednesday nights and also see Grant & Ninette on Mondays until Sunday 7th July 2013.

ELVIS 4 - Newman Hilly 5, Hainault Forest - Wednesday 3rd July 2013 at 7.30pm

Organised by Ilford AC supporting St Francis Hospice and celebrating the life of Newman Sargent.
Venue: Hainault Country Park...start opposite The Two Brewers Public House, Lambourne Road, Chigwell Row,IG7 6ET...TWO HILLY SCENIC LAPS.

Club members £3.00 subsidised from £5.00 in advance by Wednesday 26th June 2013.
Entries on the day will cost £7.00. See Don on a Wednesday evening or Grant & Ninette at the track on Mondays for entry forms.

ELVIS 5 - Sunday 14th July - Eton Manor AC Open 5km Race at 10.30am.

Organised by Eton Manor AC celebrating 100 years.
Entry limit 200.
Entry fee £4.00 and £5.00 on the day. Postal entries close on Monday 8th July.
www.eton-manor.com
Change of venue and course from previous year.
The race will be a multi terrain course in and around Jubilee Park, Leyton.
Race HQ is located at The Cottage, 3 Marsh Lane, London, E10 7BL, just off of Church Road and will be open from 9.00AM.
There is very limited parking available in surrounding residential roads so we would encourage car sharing where possible. Bus 58 and 158 pass nearby, alight at Marsh Lane. Bus 48,55 and 56 pass nearby, alight at Church Road, followed by a 5 minute walk from Race HQ.
Don is taking entries on Wednesday nights and also see Grant & Ninette on Mondays until Sunday 7th July 2013.

ELVIS 3 - Tuesday 11th June 2013 - Havering 90 5k at Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch at 7.30pm

Havering 90 Midweek 5 :- Download from our website below. We would like to encourage pre entry (numbers to be collected on the day). Runners can either complete the form and send it with a cheque to the address given as individuals, or clubs can send block entries. Don/Frank will also be at the first two races so we can accept forms with cheques or cash.

There is a very small car park at the start but it is very limited. There is the main car park at the sports centre but most people will need to park in the surrounding streets. There is park toilets by the small cafe and at the sports centre but changing facilities are effectively non existent. There will be an area for people to leave bags this will not be secure but will keep them dry if its raining. www.h90j.org.uk.
For those travelling from Whalebone lane or Romford to Harrow Lodge Park.
Best parking is in Warren Drive or Eyhurst Avenue.
www.mapometer.com/en/running/route_3219087.html
For those travelling by tube, Elm park is on the District Line in Zone 6. About half a mile to park.
www.mapometer.com/en/running/route_3219125.html
Or Bus 252 from Romford stops nearby as well.
Course description:-
Its a 1 lap parkrun which is rare, it's mostly on grass with about 20% on tarmac and trail paths. The run starts across the park towards the tennis courts then right towards the woods. It then climbs, not too steeply for the next 2km's until you reach the Leisure Centre & pavilion. Then you head back slightly downhill alongside the canal towards the lake. Going through some tree's on the other side of car-park, watch out for a few tree roots. Then past a bridge crossing the lake through a small wood. There a slight muddy section of about 10 metre's at most brings you to the top of the lake and then left round the lake towards the finish line about 600m ahead. Really open course with plenty of overtaking opportunities. Course record at present is 18.29 which the organisers say won't get under 17 minutes on this course. connect.garmin.com/player/317605508

ELVIS 2013 - Message from ELR Team Captains Ninette Fernandes and Grant Conway

Dear All...

Surely by now you will have heard us chatting about the ELVIS series which starts IN A FEW WEEKS TIME... In case anyone is not familiar with the dates and the general idea we have set out a brief recap.

ELVIS is a series of 7 races during the sunny months of May to September;

Last year the men's team was joint first with Ilford AC; in 2011 both the Men's and Women's teams were first!

Versus our friends and neighbouring running clubs Ilford, Eton Manor, Dagenham 88, Barking RR, Havering 90, East End RR and Orion Harriers;

If you are worried about speed/distances then do not! We want everyone to get involved; seriously, any speed is GOOD SPEED - this is a fun series with some participants walk/running, we need everyone to run to help our score!

So get your race on - make sure the following dates are in your diaries, order your racing vests and LET'S DO THIS ELR!

Wednesday 22nd May 2013 at 7.30pm at Eastbrook End Country Park, Dagenham - ONLY 5K- www.dagenham88runners.com. There will be no club run that day as the first ELVIS race is on a Wednesday. This will be followed by a drink in the May and Baker Club next to the race venue - RM7 0QX.

Saturday 1 June 10am - Orion Harriers- Chingford - 5M - www.orionharriers.org.uk
Entry form and online entry - www.bob-orion.me.uk/9.html

Tuesday 11 June 7.30pm - Havering 90 - Harrow Lodge Park - 5k - www.h90j.org.uk. Entry form downloadable here



Wednesday 3 July 7.30pm - Ilford AC - Hainault Forest - 5M - www.ilfordathleticclub.co.uk. There will be no club run that day.

Sunday 14 July 10.30am - Eton Manor - Waterworks Centre - 5K - www.eton-manor.com

Monday 26 August 10.30am - Barking - Barking Park - 5K - www.barkingroadrunners.org.uk

Sunday 29 September 10.30am - *ELR race* - Valentines Park - 5K - www.eastlondonrunners.org.uk

We will look to arrange another little social mid-season and then a big finale in early October for everyone to catch up and hopefully celebrate. There will be a small prize for those competing in all 7 races.

Look out for the entry forms soon or speak to Grant or Ninette for more details...

ELVIS - Rules, Prizes and Results.

The competing Clubs are East London Runners, Ilford AC, Orion Harriers, Barking Road Runners, Dagenham 88, Havering 90, Eton Manor and EAST END ROAD RUNNERS.

RULES of the ELVIS Grand Prix Series..
As per previous years - 4 women to score (2 of whom must be vets), 6 men to score (3 of whom must be vets) - 1st Club claimers only.

5 out of 7 races to score - Both Individuals and teams can therefore drop their worst 2 results. Incomplete teams will now be scored as finishing behind complete teams with team scores tiered based on the number of finishing scorers per team e.g a team of 4 will always beat a team of 3 who will always beat a team of 2 etc

PRIZES,

As before :- 1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female overall
1st MV40,MV50,MV60
1st FV35,FV45,FV55
Special prize for best Elvis at organisers discretion.

Usual rules for prize winners - in the event of a veteran qualifying for an open prize as well they will take one prize only which will be the higher value prize

Shields for winning mens and ladies teams

RESULTS.
www.essexroadrunning.org.uk

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