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RESULTS of the Club Ballot of Guaranteed Places for 2020 held Wed 13th November 2019

Guaranteed Places

1. Bernadett Kalmar
2. Ashley Faria
3. Joanna Neville
4. James Nicholls
5. Edward Barnard
6. Manjit Singh
7. Peter Hatley
8. Ged Browne
9. Jay Sangha
10. Suzanne Taylor
11. Neil Gage


Reserves

12.Jonathan Wooldridge
13.John Henry

Rest of ballot in order

14. Lance Fuller
15. Stephen Swan
16. Mike Wilson
17. Mark Moir
18. Andrew Howard
19. Stuart Norris
20. Alexandra Rautishauser-Perera
21. Katy Taylor
22. Thomas Burrard-Lucas
23. David Hallybone
24. Frank Brownlie
25. Carolyn Edwards
26. Sheetal Dandgey
27. Andy Bolderstone
28. Annette Clarke
29. Carlton D'Souza
30. Jakub Czeczotka
31. Rosalin Boramakot
32. Geoff Bench
33. Diana Rexhepaj
34. Gareth Davies
35. John Paul Healy
36. Catriona Hoult
37. Caroline Frith
38. Nathaniel Dye
39. Morag Campbell
40. Jason Levy

ELR Club Ballot for Guaranteed 2020 VMLM Places (40)

Members included in the Club Ballot taking place on Wednesday 13th November 2019.

Edward Barnard
Geoff Bench
Andy Bolderstone
Roselin Boramakot
Ged Browne
Frank Brownlie
Thomas Burrard-Lucas
Morag Campbell
Jakub Czeczotka
Annette Clark
Carlton DSouza
Sheetal Dandgey
Gareth Davies
Nathaniel Dye
Carolyn Edwards
Ashley Faria
Caroline Frith
Lance Fuller
Neil Gage
David Hallybone
Peter Hatley
John Healy
John Henry
Catriona Hoult
Andrew Howard
Bernadett Kalmar
Jason Levy
Mark Moir
Joanna Neville
James Nichols
Stuart Norris
Diana Rexhepaj
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera
Jay Sangha
Manjit Singh
Stephen Swan
Katy Taylor
Suzanne Taylor
Michael Wilson
Jonathan Wooldridge

Monday 7th October 2019 - Public Ballot results isssued this week

London Marathon 2020

Public Ballot results for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon will start to drop during the week commencing Monday 7 October...Good luck to all our members.

For those who are unsuccessful…the club ballot for the much sought after guaranteed entry to the London Marathon 2020 is taking place on 13 November at 6.50pm prior to the club run. Club members who are eligible should submit their proof of rejected entry to Mike, James or Jonathan before 23:59 Tuesday 12th of November 2019. Club members can check their eligibility by checking the criteria on the club’s website.

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Running Your First Marathon - Jen Brown

In this beginner's guide to running your first marathon we cover everything from choosing the right race to training methods. You'll also learn how to prepare the night before and what gear you'll need.

hobbyhelp.com/marathon-running/

London Marathon Sunday 26th April 2020 - Club Rules for Guaranteed Entries

Virgin Money London Marathon Sunday 26th April 2020
- Club Ballot for places will be held on Wednesday 13th November 2019.

Virgin Money London Marathon will be sending out their ACCEPTANCE or REJECTION packs in October 2019.

The ballot of the Club places for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 will take place on Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 6.50pm prior to the regular Club run.

ELR Ballot rules -

1. Open to Members where East London Runners is their First Claim Club.
The date of First Claim will be when a new member joins the club and can be freely registered by us with England Athletics (EA). Where a new member is already registered with EA with another Club or organisation then the date of First Claim will be the date when EA confirms to us that they have transferred their registration to ELR.

2. Fully paid up First Claim member by 1st April 2018 and paid/renewed their Membership for 2019/20 on or before 30th June 2019.

3. Applied in the public ballot and was rejected by VMLM for 2020.

4. Can provide proof to the Club of being rejected by VMLM 2020. Proof by
way of rejection slip/letter or e.mail from VMLM 2020. Rejection letters can be handed to Mike, James Nichols or Jonathan at the Club. Please forward your rejection e.mail to info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk. Note a rejection magazine or copy of same is insufficient proof.

5. Members who have been successful and have not passed the place back to the Club through injury or other reason or who have subsequently received a place as a Reserve in the previous year Club Ballot will not be eligible for entry in the following yearly ballot.

In the unlikely situation where not all places are taken up by other eligible Club Members any spare places could then be balloted among the previous year successful members if they meet all the other rules/criteria. This rule is to apply to those successful in the ballot for LM2019 which took place in November 2018 and for future London Marathons.


6. Member to advise Mike Wilson, James Nichols,or Jonathan Wooldridge that they wish to be in the ballot and provide proof of rejection on or before 23:59 on Tuesday 12th November 2019.

7. Members who qualify for Good for Age and Championship places in the London Marathon are ineligible for our Ballot as they must apply under these categories.

8. The draw will take place on Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 6.50pm prior to the normal Club run.

LONDON MARATHON 2020 - Sunday 26th April 2020 - Public Ballot Entries CLOSED on Friday 3rd May 2019 at 17:00 hrs

The ballot CLOSED at 17:00 on Friday 3 May 2019. All those who enter the ballot will find out whether or not they have been successful by the end of October.
www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/how-to-enter/


Our Club receive a number of Guaranteed entries each year BUT we have a set of rules which apply in respect of eligibility of our First Claim Club Members. One of these is - No 3. Applied in the Public Ballot and was rejected by VMLM for 2020.

Full Rules can be seen on our London Marathon Website Page -
www.eastlondonrunners.org.uk/londonmarathon/a>







2019 - 20 Mile Water Station on Poplar High Street - Volunteer Team

London Marathon is a very Big Day in the ELR diary, not just for the runners but for the volunteers and the whole club. It’s a day that most people look forward to: either to run in one of the biggest marathons in the world or to be there to support their fellow club runners, friends and family and it’s a great day enjoyed by all.

This year we had 34 runners alongside over 100 volunteers who were all waiting eagerly to cheer on and give some much-needed support to the runners, especially to all our “ELRs” and we hope this gave everyone a boost to continue to the end with a smile.

On behalf of the club we would like to say a BIG thank you to each and everyone of you who came out in force to make the day as successful as it could be, from handing out water, clearing up rubbish and the hardest role of all: opening up bottle lids whilst your fingers are hurting (but don’t worry we promise plenty of gloves for next year)!

These efforts are rewarded with our Club Places for the following year's Marathon, which we ballot to qualifying members come November. You, our members, your family and friends make this possible and we really appreciate it, so again THANK YOU!

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!


Michael B, Rachel and Louis

25k Special Drinks on Westferry Road - ELR Volunteer Team

The Elite athletes prepare their own drinks in advance and these are delivered to the course at 5km intervals ahead of the race.

East London Runners are responsible for the elite drinks at 25km which is situated on Westferry Road. Having arrived at the water station at 7:30am, the London Marathon team delivering the drinks arrived on time and were on their way soon after with the chain of custody documents duly signed.

The team who look after signage and other tasks soon arrived with the tables and barriers. Whilst this was being set up we sorted the bottles into men and women's and by table. Each runner knows their table number in advance and the position their drink bottle will be in on that table. There are four tables for the elite men and women and two tables for the para athletes. A simple yet critical task.

One of the para athletes this year was a double amputee who required assistance with his bottle, but we were not permitted to run with him, as this may have been considered as pacing. Here’s an action shot of him receiving his water as he passed the station.

It’s a fast operation here. As soon as the female runners start to come through we are preparing for the men, and then as soon as they are through the whole table and screening needs to be dismantled to clear the full width of the road for the mass runners. By the time they arrive there would be no trace of the elite drinks having existed. Quite a strange phenomenon.

So that’s it, until next year. Post marathon is a strange time for us all in many ways. For runners you’re left bewildered as to what to do with all the free time; if you were involved in planning the event, whether that be organising volunteers, making Costco trips, or on the day it does feel very similar in that there’s nothing to worry about.

All in all it was an amazing day once again. Elite drinks were managed so well by the crew - Paul and Miranda Thompson, Grant Conway, John Paul Healy and yours truly. Thank you all for your assistance on the day and putting on a great show for the elite runners who needed us. ELR do the best water stations, don’t they?


Jonathan

St Matthias Church Hall 2019 - ELR Volunteer Team

Gotta love a job that involves a trip to Costco. *Slightly* disappointed that I wasn’t allowed to buy an inflatable kayak or bouncy slide. ‘It’s not on the list Maya.’ So I had to be satisfied with enough crisps, pastries, muffins and sandwiches to feed a small army. And at 7am on Marathon morning, the army arrived. Seventy hungry marshals were pleased to see breakfast laid out for them, and while they received their briefing, Jan, Jo and I set out everything anyone could possibly want for a packed lunch. If they were pleased by breakfast, they were delighted by lunch! Vegan and gluten friendly options meant everyone was happy, and we were given so many compliments on the size of the feast and the options available. And then they fly the nest. Aw. I hate saying goodbye to them all! Time for a quick tidy up, and then the water station workers, St Johns Ambulance, and Police come in to hoover up the leftovers throughout the rest of the day. Topping up the urn was a bigger job this year in the colder weather! It’s my third year of doing the marshal food station, and I love it.


Maya

Sunday 28th April 2019 - Virgin Money London Marathon

Well done to all our Members and Friends of ELR who completed the London Marathon yesterday. A great achievment for all.

Also to our Volunteer Teams.

25k Special Drinks- Leader Jonathan Wooldridge, assisted by Miranda and Paul Thompson, Grant Conway and John Paul Healy

20 Mile Water Station - Leaders Michael Bamford, Rachel and Louis Le Roux plus about 100 ELR Members, Families and Friends.

St Matthias Church Hall, Food and Drink Leader Maya Goodwin with Jo Wood and Jan Webb and anyone else who helped.

Mark Boulton - 2.44.26 - 682nd
Jose Rodriguez - 2.51.18 pb - 1171st
Billy Rayner - 2.56.36 pb - 1696th
Chris Green - 3.03.01 pb - 2545th
Daniel Slipper - 3.07.40 - 3046th
Roisin Archer - 3.17.00 pb - 4294th
Carlton DSouza - 3.17.41 - 4387th
John Booth -3.19.10 pb - 4632nd
Shahib Miah Ali - 3.29.10 - 6534th
Manjit Bedi - 3.36.32 - 8186th
Stephen Taylor - 3.43.08 - 9767th
Paula Bedford - 3.45.18 pb - 10306th
Ashley Faria - 4.00.14 debut - 14892nd
Katie Whitton - 4.05.02 pb - 16103rd
Janet Bywater - 4.06.18 - 16424th
Alex Jameson - 4.15.26 debut - 18819th
Sarah Dale - 4.23.32 - 20862nd
Stuart Norris - 4.27.51 - 22093rd
Sophie Edwards - 4.41.13 debut - 25549th
Fiona Day - 4.43.17 - 26111th
Ian Cooper - 4.43.41 pb - 26225th
Helen McGuinness - 4.48.58 debut - 27548th
Marc Akers - 4.49.40 - 27739th
Graham Peacock - 4.59.53 debut - 30272nd
Deva Payaniandy - 5.12.07 - 32521st
Stuart Barton - 5.17.18 pb - 33445th
Isabella Allan - 5.36.01 debut - 36282nd
Sandra Hiller - 5.54.16 pb - 38428th
Samia Choudhury - 6.10.06 debut - 39724th
Julie Creffield - 7.10.25 - 41980th





Sunday 28th April 2019 - Virgin Money London Marathon - Volunteering - Travelling - Post Marathon Drinks

East London Runners (Members, Families and Friends) will have volunteer Teams at both the 25k Special Drinks Station and the 20 Mile Water Station (right hand side on Poplar High Street, adjacent to Poplar DLR Station). Volunteers have registered online in advance and are looking forward to helping on the day.


Runners travelling to the Marathon Start ELR Members who are competing in this year's Marathon have arranged to meet and travel together to the race starting points in Greenwich and Blackheath.
Meet at 7.30am on the Westbound platform of Leytonstone Tube Station or at 7.45pm at the entrance to the DLR platforms at Stratford Station.

Post Race Drinks - The Ship & Shovell, Charing Cross.
Sprint, stagger, shuffle or saunter the last half-mile of the day. Whether running or volunteering, come and join us for the day's tales and refreshments at: Ship and Shovel Pub, 1-3 Craven Passage, Charing Cross, London, WC2N 5PH.

Click here for the pub's website and map -
www.shipandshovell.co.uk/




Volunteers required for 20 Mile Water Station at London Marathon on Sunday 28th April 2019

As in previous years we will be running the 20 Mile Water Station on Poplar High Street, jointly with London Fire Brigade.

We require up to 100 Volunteers to assist with this. If you are able to help then please e.mail volunteers@eastlondonrunners.org.uk

We will then provide the link to you to register on-line. Please note that registration includes submission of an acceptable passport type photograph.

You can help on part or all of the day. We have the following duties to cover.

7.30am to 9.30am approx - Setting up the Water Station.

10.30 to 3.30pm approx - Distribution of water to the runners.

3.30pm to 4.30pm approx - Clearing up.

Tea, coffee and snacks are provided to all volunteers plus access to toilets.




Virgin Money London Marathon - Sunday 28th April 2019


Recommended Training Runs and Races for Spring 2019 Marathons

We thoroughly recommend the following races and training runs which have been tried and tested by many members of East London Runners in the past. All distances shown are in miles.

Saturday 29th December 2018 - Start Time 10:30am - ILFORD AC 10mile Cross Country
Hainault Forest (Lambourne Road) 3 laps of an undulating route, often very muddy in parts, comprising tracks and grassland of Hainault Forest. This is an Open race. Individuals can enter in advance and on the day. Relay teams of 3 can enter on the day. Advance online entries here.

Sunday 20th January 2019 - 10.30am. - Benfleet 15
Mud, water, wind, mud, pain. Great organisation and marshalling It has a challenging 15mile, multi terrain course, incorporating sections of the Canvey Island sea wall, and the undulating Hadleigh Downs. Entries here.

Sunday 27th January 2019 - 9am/9.30am - Gade Valley Harriers 12 mile Marathon Training run
Download the registration form and bring it with you on the day. There is NO pre-registration. £5.00 cash on the day. Website - http://www.gadevalleyharriers.co.uk/london-marathon-training-runs/

Sunday 24th February 2019 - 9am/9.30am - Gade Valley Harriers 17 mile Marathon Training run.
Details and cost as above.

Sunday 3rd March 2019 - 9.00am - Roding Valley Half Marathon.
Very popular local race around the hilly streets of, Chigwell, Buckhurst Hill and Woodford. Starts and finishes on the running track at Ashton Playing Fields, Woodford Bridge. Details available here.

Sunday 10th March 2019 - Hillingdon 20 (formerly the Finchley 20) - 9.00am
Bury Street, Ruislip, Middlesex. 4 laps of 5 miles, undulating road, town and rural. Details available here.

Sunday 24th March 2019 - 10am - The Oakley 20
The course consists of one 12 mile loop on undulating country roads around Oakley and North Bedfordshire villages followed by a slightly different second loop of 8 miles. Details available here.

Sunday 24th March 2019 - 9am/9.30am - Gade Valley Harriers 20 mile Marathon Training run.
Details as above but cost £10.00 cash on the day

Saturday 30th March 2019- 10am - Orion 15
A challenging off road local race in Epping Forest. Very hilly and often very muddy. A firm favourite of ELR!

Charity Places - London Marathon 2019 - CRunCH (Charity Places Clearing House)

CRunCH Website www.crunch.org.uk/

CRunCH - the Charity Runners Clearing House - teams up people who want to run the Virgin Money London Marathon with charities that have guaranteed places to offer.

They also match runners who have their own place (via the Club system or the Public Ballot) with the charity of their choice.

Live in London? - Choose a local charity!
Many National Charities are based in London, but not many focus their efforts solely on London. Sponsors will warm to a local cause, so take a look at some great LOCAL London organisations:

At East London Runners we often receive direct e.mails from Charities looking for Runners. If you are an ELR Member and would like us to forward the Charity e.mails on to you then please advise us by contacting us through our e.mail address info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk


Wednesday 7th November 2018 ELR Club Ballot for Guaranteed Places in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

Tonight we had the draw for our Guaranteed Places for the London Marathon. We had 37 in the draw with 11 Ladies and 26 Gents. The draw went as follows:

1 Alex Jameson
2 Marc Akers
3 Shahib Ali
4 Helen Mc Guinness
5 Chloe Millan
6 Katie Whitton
7 Ian Cooper
8 James Creed
9 Graham Peacock
10 John Booth


The reserve places next in line are:

11 Andy Bolderstone
12 Robert Rayworth

The rest were drawn as follows:
13 John Healy
14 Suzanne Bench
15 Spencer Evans
16 Dave Knight
17 Peter Hatley
18 Samia Choudhury
19 Jakub Czeczotka
20 Lance Fuller
21 Geoff Bench
22 Alexandra Brown
23 James Nichols
24 Jay Sangha
25 Mark Moir

26 Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera
27 Steve Bywater
28 Joanna Neville
29 Lauren Kelly
30 Mike Keefe
31 Michael Wilson
32 Andrew Howard
33 Sheetal Dandgey
34 Jason Levy
35 Gareth Davies
36 Scott McMillan
37 Emma Wing


List of successful Members in 2018 Marathon (for reference only)

1. Lucy Barron
2. Roger Stubbs
3. Maran Raju
4. Sandra Hiller
5. Michael Bamford
6. Maud Hodson
7. Diana Rexhepaj
8. Robyn Hase (Turtle)
9. David Hallybone
10. Ruel Ordonio

ELR Rules for the Club Ballot for Guaranteed Places in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

Virgin Money London Marathon 28th April 2019 - Club Ballot for places will be held on Wednesday 7th November 2018.

Virgin Money London Marathon will be sending out their ACCEPTANCE or REJECTION packs around 1stOctober 2018 and over the following 7 days.

The ballot of the Club places for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 will take place on Wednesday 7th November 2018 at 6.50pm prior to the regular Club run.

ELR Ballot rules -

1. Open to Members where East London Runners is their First Claim Club.
The date of First Claim will be when a new member joins the club and can be freely registered by us with England Athletics (EA). Where a new member is already registered with EA with another Club or organisation then the date of First Claim will be the date when EA confirms to us that they have transferred their registration to ELR.


2. Fully paid up First Claim member by 1st April 2017 and paid/renewed their Membership for 2018/19 on or before 30th June 2018.

3. Applied in the public ballot and was rejected by VMLM for 2019.

4. Can provide proof to the Club of being rejected by VMLM 2019. Proof by
way of rejection slip/letter or e.mail from VMLM 2019. Rejection letters can be handed to Mike, Don or Jonathan at the Club. Please forward your rejection e.mail to info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk. Note a rejection magazine or copy of same is insufficient proof.

5. Members who have been successful and have not passed the place back to the Club through injury or other reason or who have subsequently received a place as a Reserve in the previous year Club Ballot will not be eligible for entry in the following yearly ballot.

In the unlikely situation where not all places are taken up by other eligible Club Members any spare places could then be balloted among the previous year successful members if they meet all the other rules/criteria. This rule is to apply to those successful in the ballot for LM2018 which took place in November 2017 and for future London Marathons.



6. Member to advise Mike Wilson, Don Bennett,or Jonathan Wooldridge that they wish to be in the ballot and provide proof of rejection on or before 23:59 on Tuesday 6th November 2018.

7. Members who qualify for Good for Age and Championship places in the London Marathon are ineligible for our Ballot as they must apply under these categories.

8. The draw will take place on Wednesday 7th November 2018 at 6.50pm prior to the normal Club run.




Sunday 28th April 2019 - Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 - Sunday 28th April 2019.

(Easter Sunday is 21st April 2019)

The public ballot entry system for the 2019 - www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/how-to-enter/
Virgin Money London Marathon opens on Monday 30 April 2018 and closes at 17:00 on Friday 4 May 2018. The ballot will be open for five days to give everyone who wants to enter the event a fair chance to do so.