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London Marathon 2015

Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 - ELR Results, Race reports and photos now on this website!







East London Runners would like to congratulate all those members who have successfully completed their Spring Marathons after many months of hard training. Good luck to those who still have marathons to come.

Also to thank the families, friends and supporters of all of us. Not least all our Volunteers at the London Marathon, Jaime, Nathalie, Pam and Don for the planning and preparation and on the day tasks in the Church Hall and to those who helped them. Mohammed Aklaqul-Ambea and his wife for the Halal food that they prepared and provided.

Not forgetting all who helped at the 25k Special Drinks Station and the many, many who were at the 20 mile Water Station, (and those who attended on the Saturday) together with Peter Cowup and our friends from the London Fire Brigade.

Our Results, reports and photos have been added to our Website Results page and we will continue to add more as we receive them. Reports can be sent by e.mail to webmaster@eastlondonrunners.co.uk and photos to pictures@eastlondonrunners.co.uk.






How are you feeling with a few days to go?

Marathon running - Wise words from Tom in this week's parkrun Newsletter.

What joins us all together however is that we have the same pre-race concerns.

1 - You've done what you've done, no more no less; understand where you are right now and set your targets appropriately. Somewhere between walking all the way and 4:42 miling there's a pacing sweet-spot that's perfect for you whether you're shooting for a PB or just looking to enjoy the day.

2 - I don't know your real reasons for running a marathon, but I do know that when the going gets tough you'd do well to remind yourself what they are. Last weekend I was lucky enough to spend a few days with the great Yuki Kawauchi, who showed me that times, medals and victories are just three of the many wonderful reasons to run 42,195 metres and, in fact, not the most important.

3 - No matter who you are or what your motivation, it's just a run. A great time doesn't make you a better person and a not great time (it's all relative anyway) doesn't make you a bad person. Whatever your result, perspective is everything.

So, if you're running London, or any other spring marathon, then whoever you are and whatever your goal I hope that you have a fantastic day and embrace the wonderful experience that is running 26 miles and 385 yards

ELR' running in the VMLM 2015

East London Runners Members competing in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon.


Shahib Miah Ali
Jennifer Ansell
Roisin Archer
David Baldwin
Andrew Baxter
Jim Bird
John Booth
Frank Brownlie
Ciaran Canavan
Grant Conway
Ian Cooper
James Creed
Julie Creffield
Alex Day
Maya Goodwin
Joanna Graham
Thomas Grimes
Maud Hodson
Muhammad Iqbal
Ava Lee
Danny Lee
Diccon Loy
Sam McCarthy
Caroline Meaby
William Pearce
Paul Quinton
Diana Rexhepaj
Antonio Martin Romero
Fiona Rutland
Natasha Tweedie
Phillippa Walker
Jonathan Wooldridge
Rebecca Young

Friday 1st May 2015 - Post Marathons Social - Red Lion, Leytonstone from 7.30pm

Post Spring Marathon Season: ELR Get Together on Friday 01st May @ 7:30pm.
Location: The Red Lion, 640 High Road Leytonstone, London E11 3AA.

Ciaran Canavan said "Time to forget your trainers, long runs, carbo loading and the wall. I look forward to reminiscing with you all about the trials, tribulations and successes from April marathons. See you at the red lion on the 01st May."
www.theredlionleytonstone.com





London Marathon 2015 - Meeting Afterwards at Silver Cross Pub, 33 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2BX

Afterwards why not come along to the Silver Cross Public House in Whitehall for a few refreshments with our Runners and Volunteers and families? www.taylor-walker.co.uk/pub/silver-cross-whitehall/c0694/





Register for Facebook Updates during your London Marathon Run

http://adidasboost.london-marathon.co.uk/2015/


Keep your Facebook status updated whilst you go all in for 26.2 miles on 26th April.


Because running a marathon is challenging enough adidas are helping you update your Facebook status during the race, keeping your fans up to date with when you start, get half way and finish the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015.


Here are the posts that will appear on your timeline when your timing chip crosses 3 of the Ipico timing mats:


Start: The training is done. I’m about to take energy to the streets of London. 26.2 miles to go. Wish me luck. It’s time to #boostlondon
Half-way: I’m half way there in (your time). 13.1 miles to go! #boostlondon
Finish line: I just completed the #LondonMarathon in (your time). That’s how to #boostlondon! Thanks for all the support @adidasrunning & friends

Virgin Money London Marathon - Sunday 26th April 2015 - Volunteers required for 20 Mile Water Station and Church Hall.

Saturday 25th April 2016 - Four ELR VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - 10.00am till 12 noon. Help at the 20 mile Water Station in setting up the fencing etc. Note, there is some heavy lifting involved. Please advise Frank/Don by text, Facebook or e.mail via thewebmaster@eastlondonrunners.org.uk if you can attend.

Sunday 26th April 2015

1. 7.30am/8.30am - Jaime and Nathalie, Pam and Don require help to set up the Church Hall for the tea/coffee and food for the Marshalls and Water Station helpers.

2. 7.30am to 9am - 20 mile Water Feed Station jointly with London Fire Brigade - Volunteers required on delivery of the water to set up the tables and move the water bottles to the appropriate places.

3. From 9am to 3pm'sh - We will be handing out the water to the runners, the bulk of whom will be passing us between 11.30am and 3pm. Any time that can be spared will be much appreciated.

Security
If you can attend without carrying a back or backpack it would be very helpful. Otherwise we would ask all volunteers to place all bags in one of the London Fire Brigade support vehicles when they arrive to minimise the risk of 'suspect packages' being reported and ask people to remain especially vigilant for anything they spot at the water station that seems out of place. We always have a police presence at the water station and, as in previous years, we are confident that good communication with them before and during
the event will ensure that we have effective arrangements in place on the ground to deal with any reasonably foreseeable eventuality.

For the 11th year we will be located adjacent to Tower Hamlets College, Poplar High Street, London E14 0EF.

Parking is limited, try the roads to the north of Poplar High St, but you may get blocked in by the closed roads. Please use Docklands Light Railway and get off at Poplar. Come down the stairs or lifts and pass between the College and Sports Centre. Location link-

www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Tower+Hamlets+College/@51.508742,-0.01782,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x69556d0211d032ca?sa=X&ei=080ZVbGcJtTdao-egogB&ved=0CHQQ_BIwDQ



Most helpers arrive around 9am/10am but we also require some to be there at 7.30am/8am(see above) so that they can help set up, although any help at anytime would be appreciated. We have 40,000 bottles of water to distribute and set out ready for the expected 37,000 runners.

Although the roads are closed there will be some traffic official or local moving through the station. Please be alert and keep the road clear at all times. Competitors will follow the blue line on the road showing the shortest route.

Please be careful with the sharp knives provided to cut open the packaging and do not overload the tables as they may collapse (2 layers only).

Setting up: we will have between 150-200 people helping out, divided between 12 tables. Each table will have an experienced table captain to co-ordinate things. The water station will be set up on both sides of the road, over a distance of 100m.

Clothing: We always hope for good weather, but bring waterproofs in case. All ELR helpers will receive Buxton t shirts and hats as usual. Please wear them.

Refreshments/toilets: These are provided in the nearby St Mathias Church Hall, where we will provide a buffet (which is free for all helpers), tea and coffee and access to toilets.

Clearing up: We try our best to clear up at the end, many hands make light work and your help will mean this unpopular job can be completed in the shortest time possible. Bags, bins, brooms and shovels available.

Running or Helping? - Afterwards you have to make your own way home. However, if you have the energy you can meet some of the Club Members/Marathon Runners for a post race drink at the Silver Cross, 33 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2BX. For location see this link -
www.taylor-walker.co.uk/pub/silver-cross-whitehall/c0694/

Marathon Tips from some local Experts!

http://leytonsportsmassage.com/news-articles/marathon-tips/

Diccon Loy is running London for Cancer Research UK.

@TweetOnRunning
Tweeting on the run. Follow me LIVE & as it happens thru 26.2miles of the VMLM

Celebrating the crowds and having' some fun along the way. Please give generously to CRUK
"Follow me if you can, RT if you have to, Favourite if you must, BUT whatever you do, keep on Donating!"

I'm in it for a GOOD time, not a good TIME!
I'm gonna Tweet my way through the world's best races, next @LondonDuathlon.
https://www.justgiving.com/TweetOnRunning/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=TweetOnRunning&utm_campaign=pfp-share

Jim Bird is running London for SENSE.

Jim Bird is running his 30th & final London Marathon for SENSE raising funds for deaf & blind people. Jim recently took part in the National Drug Free Association Championships in Stafford and won the bench press 90kg Masters 8 title.
http://www.uk.virginmoneygiving/jimbird

Maud Hodson is running London for Wherever The Need

I'm running this crazy long race
Because I think that every place
Should have a loo
And clean water too
If you'd sponsor me that would be ace!

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=MaudHodson

Grant Conway is running London for Crisis.

Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. Our innovative education, employment, housing and well-being services address individual needs and help people to transform their lives. We are determined campaigners, working to prevent people from becoming homeless.

https://www.justgiving.com/Grant-Conway/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Grant-Conway&utm_campaign=pfp-share&fb_ref=Default

Jonathan Wooldridge is running London for Action on Addiction.

Dear friends,
This year for I am fundraising for Action on Addiction, and will be both running the London Marathon in April and cycling the RideLondon-Surrey 100 in August. Your support is very much appreciated, and will help me during the events.

First up is the Virgin London Marathon on 26 April. Training is going well, and I am nervously excited. Follow all the tears and excitement at ‪#ýTeamAonA‬.
Thanks
Jonathan x
https://www.justgiving.com/Jonathan-AonA-2015/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Jonathan-AonA-2015&utm_campaign=pfp-share&fb_ref=Default.

John Booth is running London for Kidney Research UK

Kidney Research UK - leading the UK's fight against kidney disease and its consequences including dialysis, need for transplant, and often sadly premature death. When not running I am also training to be a kidney specialist - KRUK kindly part-funded a research project I conducted and I'm keen to raise money to put back in their pot!

www.justgiving.com/JohnBooth-KRUK

Natasha Tweedie is running London for Children's Hospital Trust Fund

I am running the London Marathon this year!
I am a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and I am running to raise awareness of the Children's Hospital Trust Fund the charity dedicated to our paediatric service. We are raising money under the GULP appeal for our Digital Swallowing Work Station!
The Digital Swallowing Workstataion will enable the SLT to assess and diagnose dysphagia at an earlier stage, and by having a clear understanding of the child's eating and drinking difficulties this will support clinical care and management.
This wil be the first swallowing station available in the children's hospital in the UK so it's really exciting!
https://www.justgiving.com/Natasha-Tweedie/

Muhammud Iqbal is running London for SeeAbility

I am running for this charity because they work for blind and visually impaired people to provide them same opportunities as other's have. I know quiet few people who they are treated by "seeability". Giving to my chosen charity can bring "visual life" to some others.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=Muhammad_Iqbal

Julie Creffield is running London for Ron Pickering

Ron Pickering Memorial Fund - The Ron Pickering Memorial Fund (RPMF) raises funds to help young aspiring talented athletes become the next generation of British Olympians.
I am running a marathon, my 3rd in fact. This time I am training 4 fab women to do it with me and collectively we plan to raise £5000 for the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund who support athletes at the start of their career.
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=toofattorun&faId=550686&isTeam=false

Joanna Graham is running London for Crohns and Colitis UK.

https://www.justgiving.com/Joanna-Graham5/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Joanna-Graham5&utm_campaign=pfp-share&fb_ref=DefaultI only started running about 6 years ago, and as most runners will tell you, on their bucket list of runs would no doubt be the London Marathon. I got a charity space last year, but unfortuantely had to pull out during training due to tearing a knee ligament. Following keyhole knee surgery in January 2014, I slowly got back into running and it was full steam ahead in training for the 2015 Virgin London Marathon (VLM).
The charity I have chosen to run for is Crohn's & Colitis UK. This charity is very close to my heart as I myself was diagnosed with Crohn's disease a couple of years ago. The charity offer helpful and useful advice to all suffers at all levels.

Phillippa Pip Walker is running London for MIND.

I'm running the marathon to raise valuable funds for Mind as well as continue to raise awareness for mental health issues and remove the stigma still sadly associated with it. Mind are helping create a greater understanding and their excellent work must continue.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=Pip

Maya Goodwin is running London for Variety, the children's charity.

Variety gave my friend's son a new lightweight wheelchair. He can now keep up with all his friends in the playground. The joy Variety have given him is priceless, and I want to help Variety make other children as happy. When I want to stop running I remember how lucky I am to be able to.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?faId=512458&userUrl=TheGoodBullRun&isTeam=true&d-49489-p=1

Caroline Meaby is running London for the Malawi Flood Relief Effort.

Hi! I am running the London Marathon next month. I got a place in the ballot so not running "for" a charity as such but if you want to support me, please do give to North America Malawi Flood Relief Effort's funding page http://www.gofundme.com/ke5uv4. This tiny little African nation - my mum's homeland - has suffered devastating floods, displacing over 200,000 people and leading to a major outbreak of cholera. With so much else happening in the world, Malawi's plight hasn't factored highly on the news agenda, but some Malawians in the US have started a funding page to raise funds for relief on the ground. Do have a look and support if you can. Thanks
http://www.gofundme.com/ke5uv4

Sunday August 2nd 2015 - Prudential Ride 100 London/Surrey

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 - Sun 2nd Aug 2015. The results of the public ballot are out today.
Should ELR get a club place again this year we will open a ballot, in due course, for those ELR members (as at 30th June 2014) who can prove that they have applied and been rejected in the public ballot. Please forward your rejection e.mail/letters to Don or Frank at the Club or as an e.mail attachment to the webmaster by 25th February 2015.

Training for a Spring 2015 Marathon?

Training for a Spring Marathon 2015.

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

1. Sunday 18th January 2015 - 10.30am. - Benfleet 15."Mud, water, wind, mud, pain. Great organisation and marshalling". It has a challenging 15 mile, multi-terrain course, incorporating sections of the Canvey Island sea wall, and the undulating Hadleigh Downs.
http://www.benfleetrunningclub.com/benfleet15

2. Sunday 25th January 2015 - 9.30am - Gade Valley Harriers 12 mile Marathon Training run. The course is mainly along quiet, but hilly country roads with a small section on the towpath of the Grand Union canal.
http://www.gadevalleyharriers.co.uk/

3. Sunday 22nd February 2015 - 9.30am - Gade Valley Harriers 17 mile Marathon Training run. http://www.gadevalleyharriers.co.uk/

4. Sunday 8th March 2015 - 9.30am - 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.
http://www.rvhm.org.uk

5. Sunday 8th March 2015 - Finchley 20 - 9.00am. - Bury Street, Ruislip, Middlesex. 4 laps of 5 miles, undulating road, town and rural.
http://www.hillingdonac.co.uk

6. Sunday 15th March 2015 - 10am - Essex 20. Held at Langham, Essex. A Challenging 3 lap course around the quiet country lanes of North East Essex. The race is open to all, but beware the cut off time of 4 hours.
http://www.essexroadrunning.org.uk

7. Sunday 22nd March 2015 - 9.30am - Gade Valley Harriers 20 mile Marathon Training run. The course is mainly along quiet, but hilly country roads with a small section on the towpath of the Grand Union canal.
http://www.gadevalleyharriers.co.uk/


8. Saturday 28th March 2015 - 10am - Orion 15. A challenging off road local race in Epping Forest. Very hilly and often very muddy. A firm favouraite of ELR!
http://www.orionharriers.org.uk/fif15.htm


9. Sunday 29th March 2015 - 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.
http://www.bedfordharriers.co.uk/Oakley.htms

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 - Sun 2nd Aug 2015.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 - Sun 2nd Aug 2015. The closing date to enter the ballot is 17:00 on Tuesday 6 January 2015 so don’t delay! Should ELR get a club place again this year we will open a ballot, in due course, for those members (as at 30th June 2014) who can prove that they have applied and been rejected in the public ballot.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. The third edition of this world-class sportive takes place on Sunday 2 August 2015. Enter the 2015 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 ballot today for your chance to be part of an amazing weekend of cycling. The closing date to enter the ballot is 17:00 on Tuesday 6 January 2015 so don’t delay!
www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/

VMLM 2015 Club ballot places - Process

We are expecting 10 places for the above Marathon. We will have these in mid December 2014. All entries are processed on line. Either Mike Wilson or Frank will be e.mailing you with the entry link as soon as possible after we receive these.

Our experience from previous years is that you will have until late January 2015 to enter and pay your fee. We will monitor this to ensure that you do not miss the deadline date.

After application you will have a number of options - Run the race - Defer though illness or injury until 2016 (normally you can do this by e.mail to VMLM until a few days before the 2015 marathon takes place.)

Under no circumstances should you allow someone else to run in your name either in 2015 or if you defer to 2016. If you cannot run in either year under your Club ballot entry then the entry must lapse.

You do of course have another option before you formally apply and that is, as Sheila has done, to hand your entry back to ELR and we will allocate it to the next Reserve on our list!

Revised 2015 London Marathon draw results.
1. James Creed
2. Shahib Ali
3. Mark Wyatt
4. Maud Hodson
5. Frank Brownlie
6. Ian Cooper
7. Will Pearce
8. Joanna Graham
9. Grant Conway
10. Sahed Yusefi

Results of Club ballot for places in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26th April 2015

The draw took place on Wednesday 5th November 2014 at 7.00pm prior to the normal Club run.

London Marathon draw results. We are expecting to have 10 places.
1. James Creed
2. Shahib Ali
3. Mark Wyatt
4. Maud Hodson
5. Frank Brownlie
6. Laura Jenkin (withdrawn and replaced by Saheb Yusefi)
7. Ian Cooper
8. Sheila Kennedy - 07/11/14 Sheila withdrew from the Marathon returning her ballot place to the Club. Grant Conway will now receive a place being the first reserve in our ballot.
9. Will Pearce
10. Joanna Graham


Reserves - drawn in this order - Grant Conway - Saheb Yousefi - Steve Bywater - Richard Guest - Mike Wilson - Peter Hatley - Ramesh Pala - Manjit Singh - Julie Creffield - Katherine Jones - Diana Rexhepaj - Roger Stubbs - David Wyatt - Stuart Kelly - Wayne Kelly.

Virgin Money London Marathon 26th April 2015 - Club Ballot for places will be held on Wednesday 5th Nov 2014

Virgin Money London Marathon will be issuing the results of their Public Ballot in the last week of September 2014.

The ballot of the Club places for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 will take place on Wednesday 5th November 2014 at 6.50pm prior to the regular Club run.

1. Open to Members where East London Runners is their First Claim club.

2. Fully paid up Member by 1st October 2013 and paid/renewed their membership for 2014/15 on or before 30th June 2014.

3. Applied in the public ballot and was rejected by VMLM for 2015.

4. Can provide proof to the Club of being rejected by VMLM 2015. Proof by
way of rejection slip/letter or e.mail from VMLM 2015. Note a rejection magazine or copy of same is insufficient.

5. Member to advise Don Bennett/Frank Brownlie that they wish to be in the ballot and provide proof of rejection by Wednesday 29th October 2014.

6. The draw will take place on Wednesday 5th November 2014 at 6.50pm prior to the normal Club run.





Wednesday 29th October 2014 CLOSING DATE for the ELR Club ballot for VMLM 2015 places

Please note the UPDATED criteria for entry to our Club ballot places.

The ballot of the Club places for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 will take place on Wednesday 5th November 2014 at 6.50pm prior to the regular Club run.

1. Open to Members where East London Runners is their First Claim Club.

2. Fully paid up Member by 1st October 2013 and paid/renewed their membership for 2014/15 on or before 30th June 2014.

3. Applied in the public ballot and was rejected by VMLM for 2015.

4. Can provide proof to the Club of being rejected by VMLM 2015. Proof by
way of rejection slip/letter or e.mail from VMLM 2015. Note a rejection magazine or copy of same is insufficient.

5. Member to advise Don Bennett/Frank Brownlie that they wish to be in the ballot and provide proof of rejection by Wednesday 29th October 2014. In person or by e.mail to webmaster@eastlondonrunners.org.uk.

6. The draw will take place on Wednesday 5th November 2014 at 6.50pm prior to the normal Club run.





Virgin Money London Marathon - Sunday 26th April 2015 - Deferred entries due to illness or injury

VMLM 2015 - Deferred entries due to illness or injury. The closing date for completion of the online Ill or injured entry form is 5pm on the 20th of June 2014.

To compensate for your disappointment if you have to withdraw your entry through illness or injury from the 2014 race - unless you have already carried your entry over from 2013 - we will guarantee you an entry for the 2015 race, providing that you follow these simple instructions.

Here is what to do next to confirm your entry for the 2015 race:

Providing you withdrew online and received confirmation of this and adhere to the dates below and pay the appropriate entry fee, you will be accepted for the 2015 race unless you have already carried your entry over from the 2013 race or if the entry was received from a charity or sponsor
You will receive an email link for an ill or injured entry form for the 2015 race by the 2nd June 2014. If you have not heard from us by the 2nd June 2014 please telephone our helpline on 0207 902 0200 between the 2nd June and certainly no later than 18th June 2014, failure to do so will result in loss of entry
The closing date for completion of the online Ill or injured entry form is 5pm on the 20th of June 2014
It is the runner's responsibility to ensure they have completed their 2015 online Ill or Injured entry form and paid the 2015 entry fee by the closing date as it will not be extended under any circumstances.

http://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/marathon-centre/enter-virgin-london-marathon/deferred-entries-due-illness-or-injury/
www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/marathon-centre/enter-virgin-london-marathon/deferred-entries-due-illness-or-injury.


Virgin Money London Marathon - Sunday 26th April 2015 - Good for Age Registration

Attention VMLM - Good for Age runners: Online application for Good For Age entry is now active. Applications need to be made by 5pm on the 8th July.

Don't forget to complete your application by processing your payment (DL) once your application for a Good for Age entry has been approved.
Championship Runners, we have to wait till August for our application process to go live.
https://portal.mikatiming.de/event/virginmoneylondonmarathon/2015/goodforage/request/en/

www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/marathon-centre/enter-virgin-london-marathon/good-for-age-entries/.




Virgin Money London Marathon - 26th April 2015

Entry to the public ballot opened around midnight Monday 21st April 2014 and closed about 10 hours later. Last year the limit of 125,000 was reached within 11 hours. East London Runners recommended it's members to apply before 6am on Tuesday 22nd April 2014. The results of the ballot will be knownaround the last week of September 2014.




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