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Elvis Grand Prix 2016

December 2017 - New Website for ELVIS -http://www.elvisraces.club/

This is now elvisraces.club instead of elvisraces.org.


The e.mail address is allreps@elvisraces.club

ELVIS 2016 - Awards and Prizes

The 9th Annual ELVIS Awards Presentation Evening was held on Friday 7th October 2016. Hosted this year by East London Runners more than 80 ELVIS Club members attended at The Duke Pub in Wanstead.

The Prizes were presented by Martin Clarke and the ELVIS 2016 Prizewinners were as follows.

Ladies Team - East London Runners (winning all 7 races)

The Ladies collect the Team Shield at the Awards Party!

1st Lady - Ava Lee - East London Runners
2nd Lady - Judith Vonberg - East London Runners
3rd Lady - Eleanor Wilkinson - East London Runners

1st FV 35 - Kate Malcolm - Eton Manor AC
1st FV 45 - Amanda Heslegrave - Barking Road Runners
1st FV 55 - Catherine Jane Apps - East End Road Runners

Mens Team - Ilford AC

1st Male - Thomas Grimes - East London Runners
2nd Male - Patrick Brown - East London Runners
3rd Male - Billy Rayner - East London Runners

1st MV40 - Paul Holloway - Ilford AC
1st MV50 - Steven Philcox - Ilford AC
1st MV60 - Andy Catton - Ilford AC

ELVIS 7 - East London Runners, Valentines Park Charity 5k, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4LG

On Sunday 25th September 2016, Valentines Park was the venue for exciting climax to the ELVIS race series 2016.

We are very grateful to all those that entered and raced on the day, to our members and their family and friends who turned out to help organise the day. We extend our thanks to our sponsors Leyton Sports Massage, Physicals Fitness Club and to ELHAP, the children's adventure playground charity who assisted with marshaling too. The taster massages offered by Leyton Sports Massage were very well received by all runners, including some of the juniors.

The race was won by Ahmed Abdulle of Ilford AC in a time of 15:42, but first home for ELR was Thomas Grimes in 16:40.

A full list of the results can be found here.

Our women's team, led by Captain Ava Lee took the team prize once again, making that 7 wins out of 7 races for the ELR Ladies this year. Pictured here - Judith Vonberg, Ellie Wilkinson and Ava Lee.

Sunday 25th September 2016 - ELVIS 7 - East London Runners, Valentines Park Charity 5k, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4LG

East London Runners, with the help of Martin Clarke and sponsored by Leyton Sports Massage are pleased to advise of entries for the seventh and last ELVIS race of the season. This is a great road race set in the scenic grounds of Valentines Park, Ilford. UKA Road Licence Number 2016-22828. This year's race will also be chip timed!

Our race, in aid of local charities, will start at 10.30am on Sunday 25th September 2016. 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.

Enter online now, using entry central. The closing date for online entries is Tuesday, 20th September 2016.

Race entry is open to all ELVIS affiliated clubs, other clubs, and the general public aged 15 years and over. Costs are £6.00 for affiliated athletes, and £8.00 for unaffiliated. Confirmation of entry will be sent to you by email to the address provided within the entry details.

Postal entries can also be made. A download of the entry form is available here.

Entries (up to race limit) will be accepted on the day until 10.15am, and will be subject to an additional fee of £2. No transfers will be permitted, and unofficial transfers will be removed from the final results. Race numbers are to be collected on the day from the race HQ so please arrive early to collect your number.

The race will be followed by a Children's fun run if numbers allow (with free entries on the day only).

This year's race is sponsored by Leyton Sports Massage, who offer specialised sport & remedial massage treatments from its two locations in Leyton & Walthamstow. Leyton Sports Massage is offering all race participants 10% off a 60-90 min runner’s MOT. Further details will be included in your confirmation email.

Water will be provided to all finishers. This has been donated by Physicals Fitness Club, 327 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9HQ

Friday 7th October 2016 - ELVIS 2016 - ELVIS CLUBS Awards Presentation Evening - 7.30pm The Duke, Wanstead

ELVIS Race Series 2016 - Awards Presentation Evening
Friday 7th October 2016 - The Duke Pub, Wanstead, London, E11 - 7.30pm to 11pm - LIMITED NUMBER so Attendance must be booked via your ELVIS CLUB Representatives who have full details of this event.

Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 2016 - ELVIS 6 - Barking Road Runners, Barking Park

The penultimate ELVIS race of the season takes place in Barking Park on 29th August 2016 at 10.30 am. Two course lap of the park using the same course as parkrun.

A children's 2K fun run will take place after the main race has been completed.

Entry fee: £8 (£6 affiliated) in advance or £10 (£8 affiliated) on the day. Free entry to the children's fun run.

Enter online now, using entry central. The closing date for online entries is Thursday, 25th August 2016. (Runners under the age of 18 must use a postal entry.)

For postal entries, please download the entry form (PDF). The closing date for postal entries is Friday, 19th August 2016.

Bib numbers for all entries are to be collected on the day, by no later than 10:15 am.

Saturday 6th August 2016 - ELVIS 5 - Orion Forest 5 (5 Mile) - 10am Bury Road, Chingford

The last of Orion's Forest Five series of races for 2016 is the ELVIS race.

One lap of the beautiful Epping Forest, this undulating course is well attended and supported by ELRs.

Sign up at https://www.entrycentral.com/ForestFiveRace3

Entry fees - Affiliated £8
- Unaffiliated £10

On the day entries £12 per race for both club and affiliated runners!

Wednesday 13th July 2016 - ELVIS 4 - Newman Hilly 5m- Hainault Forest - 7.30pm

ELVIS 4 is an ELR Favourite. Held on our main Club night (Wednesday) there will be no Club run from wanstead Leisure Centre tonight. In 2015 ELR had 80 members running in the this race. Can we get 100 this year? Off road, two laps in a hilly part of Hainault Forest.

Online Entries -
Supporting St. Francis Hospice Havering-atte-Bower celebrating the life of Newman Sargent.

Advance postal entries can also be sent to Ilford AC, c/o Flat 8, Eastmead, 29 Eastwood Road, Essex IG3 8UR, email ilfordacentries@aol.co.uk. Postal entry form can be found here - www.ilfordathleticclub.co.uk

Entries will also be available on the day but will incur a £2 surcharge.

Minimum Entry Age 15 years of age on race day.

Tuesday 21st June 2016 - ELVIS 3 - East End Road Runners Olympic Park 5k - 7.30pm - ELVIS 3

Race 3 in the ELVIS (East London V (5k or 5m) Interclub Series) 2016.

In addition to an iconic route through London's premier sporting venue - the event will also be chipped timed. Please note that following the race EERR will be hosting a mid-summer ELVIS party at the Tina We Salute You Bar (just a few steps from the start/finish line. We hope that you and your friends and families will join us in marking a successful evening of running and the longest day of the year!

Online Entries -

Tuesday 7th June 2016 - ELVIS 2- Havering 90 - 5 miles

ELVIS 2 is the popular 5 mile race in Raphael Park, Parkway, Romford, RM2 5PA

The rainbow came out again for East London Runners who won the men's and ladies' second ELVIS race of 2016 Season. Thomas Grimes, Mark Boulton, Alex Day, Dan Gritton, Dan Slipper, and Dan Senior were the mens scorers, with Thomas and Mark also taking home prizes for 1st and 2nd respectively.

For the Ladies Judith Vonberg was first home, Ellie Wilkinson 3rd, who along with Alexandra Wilkinson and Suzanne Bench made the women's team.

ELR had 61 of the 227 Finishers.

ELVIS 1 - Wednesday 18th May 2016 - Dagenham 88 - 5 miler

East London Runners struck GOLD in the first ELVIS of the 2016 Season. Thomas Grimes, Billy Rayner and Patrick Brown were the 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively to finish and also scooped the Men's Team Prize on the night.

For the Ladies our ELVIS Captain Ava Lee came home first overall, with Judith Vonberg second and Natasha Tweedie 4th overall, again the Team Trophy was won by ELR Ladies. Also a rare appearance by FV55 Trish Kelly resulted in another well deserved award!

ELR had 85 of the 222 Finishers a Club record for an ELVIS Race.

ELVIS 2016 - From the ELR Newsletter 7th April 2016

The end of the Spring marathon season can mean only one thing. It's time for the ELVIS Grand Prix to commence! These are really great fun races, suitable for the beginner and newcomer runners just as much as the more experienced runner. A great opportunity for a first 5 mile race, or a shiny new PB. They're a chance to make new friends within ELR and with our neighbouring running clubs.

Team captains Paul Thompson and Ava Lee are keen to continue the success of last year where we had record turnout of runners, and victorious men's and ladies' teams. Paul and Ava will be delighted to tell you more at club nights, and there's also information on the ELR or the ELVIS races websites.

This much loved series of 7 races kicks off with ELVIS 1 on Wednesday 18th May at 7.30pm with the Dagenham 88 5 mile race. Online Entries -

This is followed by ELVIS 2 on Tuesday 7th June at 7.30pm, hosted by Havering 90 Joggers. Online entries - https://www.entrycentral.com/midweek5

The links for all the races will be on our website and on Facebook. There will be no regular ELR Club run on Wednesday 18th May.

The dates for the rest of the series are below. Online entries will be available for all.
Tuesday 21st June - 7.30 pm. East End Road Runners, Olympic Park 5k.
Wednesday 13th July - 7.30 pm. Ilford AC Hilly Five 5 mile.
Saturday 6th August - 10 am. Orion Harriers Forest Five 5 mile.
Monday 29th August - 10.30 am. Barking Road Runners 5k.
Sunday 25th September - 10.30 am. East London Runners Valentines Park 5k.

ELVIS GRAND PRIX 2016 - Race List

ELVIS 1 - Wednesday 18th May 19:30 - Dagenham 88 Runners 5 mile'sh - Eastendbrook Park. Online Entries - https://www.entrycentral.com/Dagenham88Runners

ELVIS 2 - Tuesday 7th June 19:30 - Havering 90 Joggers 5 mile - Raphaels Park, Romford. Online Entries - https://www.entrycentral.com/midweek5

ELVIS 3 - Tuesday 21st June 19:30 - East End Road Runners - Olympic Park 5k

ELVIS 4 - Wednesday 13th July 19:30 - ILFORD AC Newman Hilly Five 5 mile - Hainault Forest.

ELVIS 5 - Saturday 6th August 10:00 - Orion Forest Five 5 mile - Epping Forest

ELVIS 6 - Monday 29st August 10:30 - Barking Road Runners 5k - Barking Park.

ELVIS 7 - Sunday 25th September 10.30 - East London Runners - Valentines Park Charity 5k.

ELVIS 2016 - Race List

Link to the 2016 ELVIS Race List - http://www.elvisraces.org/

Link to ELVIS Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1468792830007166/?ref=bookmarks

Elvis Grand Prix 2016

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 and Ilford AC.

Open Competition:

Rules: Individual competitors can compete in any 5 of the 7 races to qualify for the Grand Prix. If more than 5 races are completed the best 5 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, FV35, FV45,FV55. 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 8 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 5 scores out of the 7 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 5 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 in October.