Run Through Chase The Sun 10km, QEOP - Wednesday 19th July 2017
Sri Chinmoy Races. 5km, Silver Starlings 5km, Battersea Park - Monday 17th July 2017
|James Nichols||18.32 pb||53rd, - 70.86%|
|Emily Clarke||19.54 pb||85th, 5th lady - 74.29%|
|Eleanor Wilkinson||20.45||92nd, 7th lady|
|Lucy Barron||23.54 pb||140th - 61.79%|
|Joanna Wood||28.02||167th - 54.76%|
Also Russell Price 34th, 17.43
Wycombe 10km - Sunday 16th July 2017
Ran a 10k in Wycombe today, really tough course so hilly, mainly up as far as I remember!
Just about managed a 1st place, toughest 10k I've done though!
St George's 10 mile , Newport Isle of Wight - Sunday 16th July 2017
|Michael Bamford||1.22.35||40th, 3rd V50|
Michael Bamford:- One of the toughest races I have ever done, mostly up hill in the heat and sun, no energy left in the legs half way around, second wind with two miles to go but I didnt enjoy it for a second.
Spitfire Scramble, Hornchurch Country Park - Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July 2017
|Jason Levy||23.33.19||25 laps - average 56.32|
|Katherine Harris||23.33.19||25 laps - average 56.32|
|John Healy||23.33.19||25 laps - average 56.32|
|Julie Creffield||24.07.16||7 laps - 3.26.46 average|
Katherine Harris:- My report of the Spitfire Scramble. What an amazing experience! I loved it, it far exceeded all my expectations. The atmosphere in camp was so chilled and fun with lots of familiar faces from ELVIS and parkrun. I had such a blast. I was part of a fantastic team and with Jason coordinating us and retiming our handovers when we were running an hour and 40 minutes ahead of schedule ensured we all knew roughly what times we were up and kept things running smoothly.
Stuart and Dave/Pixie set up camp with us and were a very welcome addition to the team (particularly Dave, sorry Stuart but she is just so cute!). So lovely to see Jo and Jonathan as well when they came to visit and support us. ELR really is the best.
Thank you to Jonathan for dragging me around my fifth lap and whilst I do blame you for me finally breaking down on my final lap it was great to have your company on this lap (although the fly you swallowed probably wouldn't agree).
24 hour food, massages and support on site. A really well organised event.
If anyone has doubts and is unsure about trying this event, I say do it. A fun but challenging weekend. I will most definitely be back.
Results:- ELR/Drax 6th of the Mixed 3-5 teams. 25 laps
Julie Creffield 7 laps.
6 25 23:33:19 ELR-DRAX
311 Jason Levy 1 01:00:36 312 Katherine Harris 2 00:52:21 315 John Healy 3 00:44:24
314 Daniel Cogan 4 00:43:20 313 Tara Wilkinson 5 01:03:33 311 Jason Levy 6 00:57:14
312 Katherine Harris 7 00:50:00 315 John Healy 8 00:45:40 314 Daniel Cogan 9 00:47:31 313
Tara Wilkinson 10 01:11:15 311 Jason Levy 11 01:03:27 312 Katherine Harris 12 00:53:36
315 John Healy 13 00:49:07 314 Daniel Cogan 14 00:51:34 313 Tara Wilkinson 15 01:19:15 311
Jason Levy 16 01:07:03 312 Katherine Harris 17 00:55:23 315 John Healy 18 00:52:12 314
Daniel Cogan 19 00:52:41 313 Tara Wilkinson 20 01:21:08 311 Jason Levy 21 01:06:11
312 Katherine Harris 22 00:46:45 315 John Healy 23 00:50:18 314
Daniel Cogan 24 00:55:55 312 Katherine Harris 25 00:52:50
12 7 24:07:16 Julie Creffield
143 Julie Creffield 1 01:28:27 143 Julie Creffield 2 01:42:23 143 Julie Creffield 3 02:07:27
143 Julie Creffield 4 04:36:04 143 Julie Creffield 5 02:33:29 143 Julie Creffield 6 08:24:44
143 Julie Creffield 7 03:14:42
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 15th July 2017
|Thomas Grimes||17.46||2nd - 75.14% Grovelands|
|Eleanor Wilkinson||20.35 (course pb)||40th - 71.90% Hackney|
|Saheb Yousefi||23.15||93rd - 56.42% Hackney|
|Lucy Barron||24.10 (course pb)||105th - 61.24% Hackney|
|Nick Hoult||21.11 debut||17th - 65.93% Colwick|
|James Nichols||20.49 (course pb)||19th - 62.69% Hampstead Heath|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||21.36 debut||29th - 66.13% Hampstead Heath|
|Ruel Ordonio||22.38 debut||45th - 61.19% Hampstead Heath|
|Dan Gritton||18.45||4th - 75.02% Roding Valley|
|Andy Kumar||19.02 (course pb)||5th - 68.30% Roding Valley|
|Gareth Davies||22.17 debut||24th - 65.15% Roding Valley|
|Kathryn Hertzberg||25.31||44th - 58.13% Roding Valley|
|Caroline McGirr||28.22 (course pb)||70th - 52.70% Roding Valley|
|Tim Le Rasle||19.47||3rd - 70.60% Valentines|
|Karen Levison||20.10 (1st lady)||4th - 83.14% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||22.59||21st - 64.68% Valentines|
|Craig Livermore||25.30||47th - 50.59% Valentines|
|Joanna Wood||29.02||96th - 53.20% Valentines|
|Stuart Barton||25.39 debut||71st - 56.14% Oak Hill|
|Andrew Howard||22.17||27th - 69.56% South Norwood|
|Patrick Brown||17.07||1st - 75.95% Wanstead|
|Scott McMillan||18.12||3rd - 76.10% Wanstead|
|Ciaran Canavan||19.04||7th - 73.25% Wanstead|
|Robert Rayworth||19.49||14th - 69.39% Wanstead|
|Mark Moir||21.10||18th - 60.94% Wanstead|
|Louis Le Roux||21.17||21st - 61.94% Wanstead|
|Felicity Price-Thomas||21.34 (1st lady)||23rd - 68.62% Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||23.10||37th - 66.33% Wanstead|
|Andy Bolderstone||23.37||42nd - 58.65% Wanstead|
|Viktor Szabadi||24.33||49th - 61.03% Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||24.40||51st - 65.00% Wanstead|
|Paul Marshall||24.41||52nd - 52.87% Wanstead|
|Fiona Day||25.05||59th - 76.28% Wanstead|
|Ellen Jones||25.16||62nd - 58.64% Wanstead|
|Maud Hodson||25.47||69th - 61.60% Wanstead|
|Alex Jameson||26.16||72nd - 54.82% Wanstead|
|Mike Brett||28.27||97th - 53.13% Wanstead|
|Catherine Brett||28.27 (100th parkrun)||98th - 59.64% Wanstead|
|Caroline Moore||29.05||108th - 61.43% Wanstead|
|Don Bennett||33.49||140th - 46.62% Wanstead|
|Jennifer Ansell||18.53 2nd lady & debut||3rd - 78.38% Billericay|
|Claire Emery||27.56 debut||68th - 58.00% Gunpowder|
|Diana Rexhepaj||27.46||32nd - 58.34% Beckton|
|Liam Dempsey||24.03||27th - 53.78% Brentwood|
|John Booth||18.04||6th - 73.89% Exeter Riverside|
|Stuart Kelly||19.05 debut||7th - 68.38% Great Cornard|
46 parkruns at 15 venues, 3 first finishers, 5 course pbs and 7 debuts.
A 100th parkrun for Catherine Brett.
First finishes for Patrick and Felicity at Wanstead and Karen at Valentines.
Course pbs for Ellie & Lucy at Hackney, James Nichols at Hampstead, Andy and Caroline at Roding. Debuts at Colwick, Hampstead, Roding, Oak Hill, Billericay, Great Cornard and Gunpowder.
12 Age grade bests:- Ellie, Lucy, Nick, Ruel, Caroline, Tim, Ciaran, Felicity, Viktor, Alex, Mike and Jenny.
ELR parkrun records for Nick at Colwick, Andrew at South Norwood and Jenny at Billericay. Also Stuart Kelly at Great Cornard.
Essex 10,000m Championships, Billericay - Wednesday 12th July 2017
Mens Team Results
Colchester Harriers A 66.51.1
Springfield Striders 69.38.2
Colchester Harriers B 70.31.5
4th East London Runners 71.22.3
Elvis 4 - The Newman Hilly 5 - Wednesday 12th July 2017
|Thomas Grimes||27.28||2nd scorer|
|Antonio Martin Romero||28.12 (course pb)||5th scorer|
|Mark Boulton||29.01||7th scorer|
|James Wilson||31.00||14th scorer|
|Daniel Lee||31.13 (31.13)||18th scorer|
|Scott McMillan||31.17 pb (32.26)||19th scorer|
|Ciaran Canavan||32.04 (33.16)||25th|
|Spencer Evans||32.09 course pb (32.31)||26th|
|Jennifer Ansell||32.15 (44.35)||28th, 1st lady scorer|
|James Nichols||32.31 pb (36.40)||32nd - 31st|
|Aaron Williams||33.06 (33.01)||34th - 33rd|
|Simon Thomas||33.08||35th - 34th|
|Ava Lee||33.17 (34.14)||36th, 2nd lady scorer|
|Daniel Slipper||33.17||37th - 35th|
|Mark Moir||34.35||41st - 38th|
|Emily Clarke||34.42 ||43rd, 4th scorer|
|Robert Rayworth||34.44 (34.49)||44th - 40th|
|Shahib Miah Ali||34.52 (38.08)||46th - 42nd|
|Paul Thompson||35.13||50th - 46th|
|Michael Bamford||35.52 (35.58)||59th - 55th|
|Manjit Singh||35.58||60th - 56th|
|Paula Bedford||36.02 (course pb)||61st,5th, 1st V35 scorer|
|James Creed||36.08||62nd - 57th|
|Grant Conway||36.14 (course pb) (38.22)||65th - 59th|
|Louis Le Roux||36.38||70th - 64th|
|Eleanor Wilkinson||36.41 (course pb)(37.52)||71st-7th|
|Nick Hoult||37.09 pb||76th - 69th|
|Richard Guest||37.14||77th - 70th|
|Jonathan Shaw||37.22 (37.33)||78th - 71st|
|Gareth Davies||37.33||82nd - 74th|
|Andrew Howard||37.50||86th - 76th|
|Nathaniel Dye||37.52||87th - 77th|
|Craig Livermore||38.33||96th - 81st|
|John Healy||38.38||97th - 82nd|
|Stuart Norris||39.00||101st - 86th|
|Ramesh Pala||39.01||102nd - 87th|
|Andy Bolderstone||39.23 (course pb)||108th - 91st|
|Lauren Aston||40.12||121st - 22nd|
|Angus Nicholls||40.39||124th - 102nd|
|David Hallybone||40.48||125th - 103rd|
|Shailesh Patel||40.49||126th - 104th|
|Suzanne Bench||41.17||133rd - 24th|
|Kieran Brown||41.40||136th - 111th|
|Lucy Barron||42.09 (44.35)||140th - 29th|
|Rotimi Oyegunle||42.21||143rd - 113th|
|Katherine Harris||43.01||147th - 31st|
|Julie Campbell||43.15||150th - 32nd|
|Maud Hodson||43.22||152nd - 34th|
|Sarah Burns||43.41||159th - 38th|
|Mary Connolly||43.52||162nd - 40th|
|Fiona Day||43.57 (44.08)||164th - 42nd|
|Marc Akers||44.00 (course pb)||165th - 123rd|
|Janet Bywater||44.12||168th - 44th|
|George Georgiou||44.14 (45.53)||169th - 125th|
|Jason Levy||44.27 (45.01)||171st - 127th|
|Rachel Le Roux||44.50||175th - 46th|
|Simone Fonseca||44.51||176th - 47th|
|Frank Brownlie||45.06||180th - 132nd|
|Alex Jameson||46.04||191st - 139th|
|Robyn Turtle||46.10||194th - 54th|
|Stuart Barton||46.44 (course pb)||201st - 145th|
|Diana Rexhepaj||47.36||207th - 60th|
|Caroline Moore||47.44||208th - 61st|
|Geoff Bench||48.16 (48.41)||214th - 150th|
|Kirk Johnson||48.33||217th - 152nd|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||48.36||218th - 66th|
|Katie Whitton||48.38||219th - 67th|
|John Atkinson||49.21||231st - 157th|
|Jayne Browne||49.28||232nd - 75th|
|Roselin Boramakot||50.54||240th - 81st|
|Shaun DeSena||51.36||241st - 160th|
|Helen McGuinness||52.28||247th - 85th|
|Sandra Hiller||54.26 (54.25)||255th - 91st|
|Sarah Pascal||54.50||258th - 94th|
|Maya Goodwin||55.57||264th - 98th|
( ) Last years time in brackets.
2nd man - Thomas Grimes
Men's team 1st Thomas, Antonio & Mark
1st lady - Jenny Ansell
2nd lady - Ava Lee
1st V35 - Paula Bedford
Ladies team 1st Jenny, Ava & Emily.
Elvis team Men - 1st ELR Thomas, Antonio, Mark, James, Danny & Scott 67pts.
Elvis team Ladies - 1st ELR Jenny, Ava, Emily & Paula 12pts.
Ware 10km - Sunday 9th July 2017
Southend Half Marathon - Sunday 9th July 2017
Andy B reports:- Southend Half
This was my second time doing this race. I wanted a half as part of my prep for Berlin in September. It's a cheap, well organised race so an obvious choice.
All week I have been melting in this heat. I seriously dont do well in heat, but the forecast was cloudy and 21 degrees. The forecast was wrong.
Catriona Davies and I got to the start as the second wave just started ( the queues into the car park are long and slow). We saw Marc Akers and Joanna Wood , said our hellos and off we went. By the time we got to the seafront the sun was out in full effect. The majority of the race is 2 laps along the seafront so you get to see people as you double back. Marc was looking strong and pasted me about 6 1/2 miles in. It was getting too hot for me and I needed lots of speed walk breaks to keep at it and drink water that was provided in cups. I walked for 0.2 miles then run for at least another. The organisers had loads of sponges available which is a great touch and one I which I wish more would do. At 11 miles you leave the seafront and take a detour through a nature reserve, where I saw Marc again, turn a corner and you're finished. They name check everyone on the p.a as you approach!
The support and organisation along the way is very good (although cups of water !!). I finished drenched from continually trying to cool myself down. My time was my worst since joining ELR but I am not too worried as the weather was brutal and oppressive. I do need to find a way to deal with the heat though. Looking forward to the shade of the Hilly 5 on Wednesday.
Joanna reports:- - Southend half marathon race report - HOT.
Having spent the week demoralised about my Newham 10k last week and all the work Marc & Jason had put in with me I tried to take a different approach to todays race. I still felt pressure leading up to it (only from myself and no one else), so much so that I told my family I didnt want them to come along as I knew I wouldnt do a good time and felt I'd be letting them down going all that way for what I felt would be a bad performance. They were sad I felt like that but promised a celebratory pint once back home - regardless of my time I'm a champ to them!!
So at the start line I was with Marc (my chauffeur for today) and just managed to say Hi to Andy and Cat before we were off. Already it was heating up.
First half went well and only 1 min away from my 10k PB which I was pleased with but then the heat kicked in and I started to wilt - Marc was passing me in the opposite direction on part of the 2 lap course and I could just about muster "I'm stuffed!". So I decided to slow down and try to enjoy the people and scenery. I was able to chat to a few runners as we kept catching each other up and then slowing down - and that's an achievement in itself as anyone who's run with me knows I can't run, breath AND talk!! I'm very mono-sylabic when running and not much fun!
The sun just didnt let up (my Rudolph nose is testament to that) but with so many water stations and fantastic marshals sponging us down it certainly helped.
The last 3miles seemed to take an eternity - did i say it was hot??? But I made it. Marc was a welcomed sight on the finish line and Andy & Cat who had finished much earlier were also there which was really nice!!
Group pic and obligatory grumbles about the heat exchanged!!
My time? Hmmm a hot 2.33 hrs not a PB but it WAS a course PB as it was over 10mins faster than last year - AND HOTTER!!
I think I might have actually enjoyed a race for once and to be honest for someone who did a Race for Life a couple of years ago and never intended to run again I've got to think of the positives. Attached is a pic I've not shared before - I wasn't at my biggest (as I used to avoid photo opportunities at ALL costs) but to see the difference between then and now, regardless of times, I think I'm doing ok.
Anyway the month is not over and efforts are still underway for me to try and achieve a PB so watch this space....
Virgin Sport British 10km, Westminister - Sunday 9th July 2017
Essex Cross Country Series - Thornton Park - Saturday 8th July 2017
|Julie Campbell||56.35||84th, 17th lady 1st V55|
2nd race for me in this series. On trail paths, some quite rough with large stones. Fairly undulating, 479 feet of climbing, with one steepish hill that outwitted me, so I walked.... twice. Warm conditions, but thankfully shady in many places. Will do this again to improve my time. Bit slow... but I was the fastest woman in my age category! In fact I'm so old, I was the only woman in my category. Lol. Anyway, I'm not going to beat myself up too much, because I would have had the 3rd best time if I was in the 45-54 year olds. Plus it was a hilly run. Last 2 miles were getting faster as it was mostly downhill. The sting in the tail is that the finishing straight was uphill. If you enjoy cross country, this is definitely one to look out for next year.
Mens Health Survival of the Fittest OCR, Wembley - Saturday 8th July 2017
Survival Of The Fittest 10km OCR around Wembley Stadium today. Unsure of position, but 54.05 for the 10km.
Last race in my league season so hopefully pushed up the table to finish strong!
Now 8 weeks to rest my battered ankle before 20+ miles up and down Snowdon...
Run Through Regents Park 5km - Saturday 8th July 2017
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 8th July 2017
|John Healy||22.32 (50th parkrun)||54th - 61.98% Brockwell|
|Dan Gritton||19.41||5th - 71.46% Roding Valley|
|Tim Le Rasle||19.58||2nd - 69.95% Valentines|
|Eleanor Wilkinson||21.25 debut||10th - 69.11% Valentines|
|Katherine Harris||21.56||14th - 68.39% Valentines|
|Lucy Barron||24.51 debut||40th - 59.56% Valentines|
|Jason Levy||25.11||46th - 56.72% Valentines|
|Robyn Turtle||27.28||77th - 53.88% Valentines|
|Diana Rexhepaj||27.34 debut||78th - 58.77% Valentines|
|Steven Bywater||26.20 debut||84th - 56.90% South Norwood|
|Andrew Howard||22.53 debut||30th - 67.73% Harcourt Hill|
|Liam Dempsey||23.55||14th - 54.08% Brentwood|
|Patrick Brown||17.45||1st - 73.24% Walthamstow|
|Shailesh Patel||22.19||5th - 66.62% Barking|
|Dominic Dragonetti||22.44 debut||64th - 60.04% Hilly Fields|
|James Wilson||17.42||3rd - 77.12% Wanstead|
|John Booth||17.59 debut||4th - 74.24% Wanstead|
|Scott McMillan||18.05||5th - 76.59% Wanstead|
|Andy Kumar||18.23 (course pb)||7th - 70.72% Wanstead|
|Ciaran Canavan||19.17||12th - 72.43% Wanstead|
|Felicity Price-Thomas||21.39 (1st lady)||31st - 68.36% Wanstead|
|Stuart Norris||23.28 (course pb)||46th - 54.97% Wanstead|
|Tricia ONeill||24.08||54th - 67.13% Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||25.19||65th - 60.70% Wanstead|
|Catherine Brett||25.27||70th - 66.67% Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||25.37||74th - 62.59% Wanstead|
|Ellen Jones||25.46||76th - 57.50% Wanstead|
|Annette Clark||25.48 (course pb)||77th - 61.56% Wanstead|
|Fiona Day||26.21||84th - 72.61% Wanstead|
|Maud Hodson||27.22||95th - 58.04% Wanstead|
|Sarah Burns||27.32||96th - 55.87% Wanstead|
|Caroline Moore||28.06 (50th parkrun)||104th - 63.58% Wanstead|
|Helen McGuinness||28.54 (course pb)||112th - 54.04% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||35.04||151st - 44.87% Wanstead|
|Mark Moir||48.40 (tailwalker)||178th - 26.51% Wanstead|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||20.46 debut||3rd - 68.78% Fontainbleau|
|Fiona Critchley||23.59 debut +1st lady||9th - 70.74% Fontainbleau|
|Stuart Barton||25.59 debut||13th - 55.42% Fontainbleau|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||28.10 debut||15th - 53.96% Fontainbleau|
also Stuart Norris 46th 23.28 54.97% Course pb.
39 parkruns at 11 venues, 3 first finishers, 11 debuts and 3 course pbs,
2 50th parkruns.
Patrick 1st at Walthamstow, Fiona at Fontainbleau and Felicity at Wanstead.
Debuts for Ellie, Lucy and Diana at Valentines. Steve Bywater at the first South Norwood parkrun. Andrew at Harcourt Hill, Domonic at Hilly Fields and John Booth at Wanstead.Debuts also for our tourists, Jonathan, Fiona, Stuart and Alexandra at Fontainbleau.
Course pbs for Andy, Annette and Helen at Wanstead.
50th parkruns for Caroline at Wanstead and John Healy at Brockwell.
8 age grade bests for 2017 from Tim, Ellie and Katherine at Valentines, Scott, Andy, Felicity, Catherine and Annette at Wanstead.
ELR parkrun records for Steve at South Norwood and Andrew at Harcourt
Finally the ELR list at Wanstead reaches 200 runners, with 46 with 50 shirts, 21 with 100 shirts and 2 with 250 plus.
Still awaiting results for Fountainbleau in France.
Wimbledon Trail Series - Event 3 - 8 miles/ 12.9km - Wednesday 5th July 2017
|Thomas Grimes||46.02||2nd - 80.58%|
also 9th Sam Browne 49.03 73.50%
Woodford Green & Essex Ladies Open Graded Meeting , 3000m - Tuesday 4th July 2017
|Antonio Martin Romero||9.31.35 pb||2nd, 3000m|
Bassingbourn Braintrust Half Marathon - Sunday 2nd July 2017
Simply Health Great Newham 10km - Sunday 2nd July 2017
|Thomas Grimes||34.23 (17.12)||3rd|
|Alex Bee||37.47 (18.46)||43rd|
|Ciaran Canavan||38.42 (19.37)||62nd|
|Stuart Kelly||40.28 (20.07)||113th|
|Aaron Williams||41.25 (20.42)||150th|
|Mark Moir||41.31 (20.37)||154th|
|Robert Rayworth||42.33 (20.32)||215th|
|Shahib Miah Ali||42.43 (21.29)||224th|
|Jamie Xavier||43.02 (20.58)||247th|
|Nathaniel Dye||43.51 (21.55)||307th|
|Andrew Howard||44.24 (22.09)||361st|
|Nick Hoult||44.24 (21.58)||363rd|
|Louis Le Roux||45.28 (22.16)||465th|
|Katherine Harris||45.38 (22.51)||488th|
|Dominic Dragonetti||46.13 (22.47)||556th|
|Paul Marshall||46.26 (22.34)||584th|
|Jakub Czeczotka||47.06 pb (23.48)||678th|
|David Taylor||49.11 (24.32)||965th|
|David Hallybone||51.55 (24.59)||1394th|
|Lauren Aston||52.00 (25.24)||1409th|
|Lance Fuller||52.47 (24.18)||1551st|
|Kathryn Hertzberg||52.51 (26.14)||1565th|
|Jason Levy||53.19 (25.40)||1650th|
|Rachel Le Roux||54.47 (27.02)||1938th|
|Stuart Barton||55.00 (26.29)||1980th|
|Faye McCarthy||55.14 (26.56)||2027th|
|Caitlin Diniz||55.14 (26.35)||2029th|
|Alex Jameson||57.35 (28.16)||2498th|
|Diana Rexhepaj||57.43 (28.39)||2527th|
|Michael Keefe||57.43 (28.45)||2530th|
|Robyn Turtle||57.57 (28.28)||2584th|
|Simone Fonseca||1.00.27 (28.57)||3138th|
|Joanna Wood||1.03.14 (29.54)||3633rd|
|Tina Bennett||1.04.20 (28.29)||3815th|
|Sandra Hiller||1.04.27 (31.04)||3850th|
|David Wyatt||1.07.15 (31.56)||4258th|
|Don Bennett||1.12.05 (35.19)||4904th|
|Maya Goodwin||1.12.07 (35.33)||4908th|
|Sonia Cheadle||1.13.51 (36.51)||5064th|
|Jan Webb||1.18.43 (36.26)||5442nd|
|Samia Choudhury||1.18.56 (40.18)||5457th|
|Julie Creffield||1.23.53 (40.55)||5695th|
6,116 finishers. ( ) 5k splits.
Maya reports:- Yesterday I ran a 5 mile race in the dappled shade of Epping Forest. There were hills. I ran up most of them. I had control over my cough and I had determination.
Today I ran 6.22 miles in shadow of the Olympic Stadium. There wasnt any shade though. And I walked the hills. My wheezing was so loud a stranger offered me his water with a worried look at 3k... I blame that Louis Le Roux. Id spotted him running his wave as we crossed the bridge to our start and I used the last of my dying vocal cords to shout out his name. (He heard me. I have standards, dying voice or not)
Seeing Julie was ace - you looked strong coming up that hill Julie! And I spotted the lovely Cara Walls at the velodrome, your first ever 10k Cara, and in a really good time too - you are going to rock the GNR. Maddie West spotted me as she passed looking Daisy Fresh at 3.5k - it was ace to see you Madge - next time we need prosecco and heels please, not sweat and trainers.
I shared a shower with Don Bennett, not many can boast that, and I crossed the finish line with him and the Ever Smiling Sonia.
That race beats me every time. Its hot, its relentless and its hard work. But I keep going back. Because its the Olympic Park, and its local, and the atmosphere so fantastic. And one day, Ill kick its arse.
Jan Webb:- Ill definitely do this one again but the heat was phenomenal. If only we had had yesterdays weather I wouldnt have felt quite so light-headed at the end. Thanks to Sandra & Sonia who stretched and strolled with me afterwards. Lovely to be an Angel with Maya for Don (Mrs Dons chocolate brownies are to die for) and to yack with Stuart, Joanna (your Ma & Pa are terrific) CiarÃ¡n and Lance. X
Samia:- Luckily Im slow and Shahib is fast, so he could run and I take care of baby with enough time to swap and start running myself with my twin!
Completed the Great Newham Run with my best friend by my side and husband cheering me!
Brentwood/Essex 10km - Sunday 2nd July 2017
The Great Swim, Excel Centre - Saturday 1st July 2017
|James Nichols||36.42||215th - 1 mile|
|Dominic Dragonetti||1.07.30||2 miles|
Orion Forest Five Series - Race 2. - Saturday 1st July 2017
|Jennifer Ansell||32.09 (1st lady)||15th|
Maya's report:- Cough cough. Oh I'm so annoying.
But the cough won't go and so I'll make it come with me instead. I signed up for the Forest Five this week, fresh with Colworth glow.
The 2014 ELVIS Forest 5 was my first race in a club vest. I do love this race, it's so pretty. But I'm idle. A respectable 51:19 my first year, and then 57:07 and 60:13. A hill gives me an excuse to walk. Hmmm.
Anyway. I knew this would be a tougher field as it's not an ELVIS, so more chance of being last. On Wednesday night, the mighty Karen Levison offered to run with me. An injured Achilles meant she needed to take it easy. 'But no walking Maya, ok? I mean it.' Cor blimey. Well it's not often you get the chance to run a race with one of the greats. I was terrified and delighted in equal measure. And then this morning, Frank Brownlie said he'd be running with us too. So we are at the start. I take up my normal position, lingering at the back. I figure I always end up there anyway, at least this way I'm not underfoot. Karen looks agitated. 'Really Maya? Right at the back? Come on. Let's get up there with the others at least!' And so we wriggle in. And we're off.
No where to hide Maya. Stop coughing, no one cares. Just focus on your breathing and keep going. And don't even consider stopping - you just can't. Frank and Karen chatted to each other. I listened. No talking. I was concentrating too hard on not letting my breathing get panicked. If that happened I was sunk. Breathe in, breathe out, don't cough.
The first hill wasn't as long as I remembered, I didn't walk! I was dead proud of myself. The second hill was steeper than I remembered. I did walk a few meters. But I kept my strides long and kept up a running pace. We'd caught up some Dagenham 88ers going up the hill, I was pleased. But then they sped away on the flat. Karen and Frank kept telling each other how much they loved this last mile, how pretty it was and how it was a down incline. They weren't wrong - it was pretty - and it was down. But I couldn't enjoy it, cos I KNEW what was at the end, and I was broken.
Anyway. We finally got to that last uphill. I knew it was nearly the end, but I just couldn't find the energy to run up it. I walked a bit, and lovely Karen tapped me on the back. 'Come on Maya, it's just twice round the track now. Visualise it' I tried. But all I could see was uphill. And then the down, and then the last stretch, and I'm finished. Frank and Karen graciously get me come in before them, and I stole all their cheers too ðŸ˜„ 56:18. My second fastest time, and something to aim for for ELVIS. I'm dead chuffed.
In retrospect, I think I let that hill beat me before I'd even got to it. I worried about how I'd get up it so much I didn't enjoy that last half mile through the forest. And it also just goes to show, though, I can do much more than I think. I would have let myself walk so many times, but knew I couldn't because Frank and Karen were there. I just need to work out how to ring them as a hologram to flank me at every ELVIS now!
Thank you both so much xx
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 1st July 2017
|Richard Potter||21.30 (course pb)||11th - 61.01% Roding Valley|
|Lucy Barron||25.06 debut||33rd - 58.96% Roding Valley|
|Robyn Turtle||27.05 debut||48th - 54.65% Roding Valley|
|Simon Thomas||18.51 (49th parkrun)||2nd - 69.23% Valentines|
|Tim Le Rasle||20.11||7th - 69.20% Valentines|
|Saheb Yousefi||22.28||14th - 58.38% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||22.29||15th - 66.12% Valentines|
|Marc Akers||24.18||31st - 57.89% Valentines|
|Molly Pinkus||24.57||40th - 62.76% Valentines|
|Jason Levy||25.47||44th - 55.40% Valentines|
|Mary O'Brien||27.16||50th - 73.23% Valentines|
|James Wilson||18.16||3rd - 74.73% Wanstead|
|Mark Moir||20.32||13th - 62.82% Wanstead|
|Felicity Price-Thomas||21.57||25th - 67.43% Wanstead|
|Rotimi Oyegunle||23.00||32nd - 59.78% Wanstead|
|Paul Marshall||23.11||33rd - 56.29% Wanstead|
|Louise Thompson||23.48 (1st parkrun)||45th - 62.18% Wanstead|
|Tricia ONeill||23.57||46th - 67.64% Wanstead|
|Suzanne Taylor||25.30||54th - 63.53% Wanstead|
|Helen McGuinness||29.20 debut||96th - 53.24% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||34.06||138th - 46.14% Wanstead|
|Morag Campbell||36.09||143rd - 43.94% Wanstead|
|Claire Emery||37.12||147th - 43.10% Wanstead |
|Patrick Brown||18.17||1st - 71.10% Walthamstow|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||27.15 (course pb)||36th - 55.78% Barking|
|James Nichols||19.43 debut||4th - 66.19% Beckton|
|Diana Rexhepaj||28.02||43rd - 57.79% Beckton|
|John Booth||17.37 (course pb)||4th - 75.78% Mile End|
|Jakub Czeczotka||25.16||114th - 52.18% Mile End|
|Andrew Howard||22.30 debut||30th - 68.89% Barnsley|
|Stuart Barton||25.28 debut||62nd - 56.54% Ellebrook Fields|
|Bernadett Kalmar||24.06 debut||51st - 66.53% Northala Fields|
|Viktor Szabadi||25.54 debut||92nd - 57.85% Northala Fields|
|Fiona Day||27.04 debut||86th - 70.69% Keswick|
|Steven Bywater||25.48 debut||45th - 58.07% Melton Mowbray|
|Caroline Moore||29.24 debut (49th parkrun)||15th - 60.77% Fountainbleau|
|Michael Bamford||22.32||30th - 65.98% Medina IOW|
36 parkruns at 14 venues, 1 first finisher, 3 course pbs, 12 debuts.
First finish for Patrick 18.17 at Walthamstow, Course pbs for Richard Potter at Roding, John Booth at Mile End and Alexandra at Barking.
First parkrun for Louise Thompson at Wanstead and 49th parkruns for Simon Thomas and Caroline Moore. Debuts for Lucy & Robyn at Roding, Helen at Wanstead and James at Beckton.
8 Age Grade Bests for the year so far:- John Booth, Alexandra, Morag, Louise Thompson, Molly Pinkus, Tim leRasle, Robyn Turtle and Richard Potter.
ELR parkrun records Andrew Howard at Barnsley, Stuart at Ellenbrook Fields, Bernadett at Northala Fields, Fiona Day at Keswick, Caroline Moore at Fountainbleau France and Steve Bywater takes Shaun deSena's record at Melton Mowbray.
QEOP 10km Series - Saturday 1st July 2017
|Dan Senior||39.39||11th, 2nd V40|
|Susana Da Costa E Silva||1.07.46||230th|
Run Through Olympic Park Velo Half Marathon - Saturday 1st July 2017