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Victoria Park 10km - Sunday 19th January 2020

Lawrence Foster44.43 pb79th
322 finishers

Benfleet 15m - Sunday 19th January 2020

Thomas Grimes1.37.506th
Patrick Brown1.42.1312th
Jose Rodriguez1.43.15 pb19th
Joseph Gunn 1.44.0720th
Jennifer Ansell1.49.3445th, 3rd lady
James Nichols1.56.2194th
Jacob Stevens2.00.53 pb109th
Jimmy Dale2.02.04 pb121st
Paul Thompson2.02.24122nd
Peter Craik2.02.11125th
Manjit Bedi2.02.57130th
Regis Martin2.05.11141st
Calvin Bobin2.08.22164th, 5th V60
Caroline Frith2.08.21165th, 6th FV40
Carlton DSouza2.11.12185th
Karan Gadhia2.12.50 pb204th
James Creed2.13.09210th
Eleanor Wilkinson2.13.13224th
Gemma Foxall2.13.40228th
Nathaniel Dye2.16.34274th
Emily Clarke2.18.50295th
Jonathan Wooldridge2.20.24301st
Peter Hatley2.20.41309th
Paula Bedford2.31.49323rd
Kasia Stachowiak2.22.24359th
Ged Browne2.24.39373rd
Maud Hodson2.26.40384th
Kathryn Hertzberg2.24.51397th
Alexandra Brown2.31.17437th
Alex Jameson2.32.56445th
Janet Bywater2.33.15453rd
Stuart Hodson2.39.27499th
John Healy2.40.19509th
Ramesh Pala2.49.03625th
Fiona Day2.58.55684th, 2nd FV60
Helen McGuinness3.01.23704th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera3.01.42708th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera: Nothing better for the mind before
a work trip that a 15 miles XC !
Yesterday was my 3rd Benfleet 15 and probably the one I enjoyed the most
having no expectation for a time ( nevermind running in the mud in socks
as I was trying to pull my shoes from it and getting caught in barbewire
300 meters later.

Calvin Bobin: I started to fade 2/3s of the way round, and I admit
to walking up the last hill, so I'm heartened to see it described on the
B15 FB page as "the most challenging ground conditions in the Benfleet 15's
30 year history"

Alexandra Brown: Great day for Miss Jennifer Ansell hen do run ..
she casually said there's a hill at the end but flat otherwise. I think we
have different ideas of flat.

James Nichols: Completed the mud, puddles and hills of the Benfleet
15 this morning for the 5th time in 1 hour 56 minutes.

Nacho Aguirre Rodríguez: Benfleet 15!. 15 miles of hills and pure mud.
Felt great considering the Ultra last weekend. I could have done with not
loosing my shoes in the mud, get lost and having to run the last 2 miles in
my socks..

Gloucester Marathon - Sunday 19th January 2020

Ford Cadiogan4.45.54258th

Chingford League - Event 5 - Hackney Marshes - Saturday 18th January 2020

Euan Brown27.312nd - 19pts
Billy Rayner31.2832nd
John Henry31.3833rd - 2pts
Mark Moir32.5747th - 46th
Joseph Gunn 34.1061st - 55th
Karan Gadhia35.4483rd - 75th
Warren Ibrahim35.4988th - 76th
Amit Marks36.1997th - 84th
Neil Gage36.42100th - 87th
Louis Le Roux36.47101st - 88th
Ciaran Canavan36.57103rd - 90th
Jacob Stevens37.36112th - 96th
Becky Evans38.22124th - 20th - 8pts
Paula Bedford38.29127th - 22nd - 4pts
Vinesh Kumar38.50129th - 107th
Chloe Millan39.58149th - 33rd - 5pts
Michael Wilson40.55157th - 121st
Maud Hodson41.10160th - 37th
Kasia Stachowiak41.38165th - 41st
Edward Barnard41.59169th - 126th
Samir Younsi42.38172nd - 128th
Alex Jameson43.11179th - 131st
Carolyn Edwards43.34183rd - 48th
Sandra Preston44.22192nd - 54th
Catriona Hoult44.25194th - 56th
Tina Bennett45.12200th - 60th
Mark Durrant46.30212th - 142nd
Fiona Day46.33213th - 69th - 9pts
Lydia Merrett47.32220th - 73rd
Grace Turner48.54224th - 76th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera50.11229th - 80th
Anne-Marie Kennedy50.11230th - 81st
Sallyann Eyles52.52233rd - 83rd
239 finishers
Mens A Team : 4th, 3rd overall
Mens B Team : 4th, 3rd overall
Mens Vets: 4th, 5th overall
Ladies A Team: 4th, 4th overall
Ladies Vets: 4th, 4th overall.

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 18th January 2020

Nick Hoult22.01* debut25th - 64.88% PE Hobie Beach, SA
Fiona Critchley25.09* debut10th - 69.25% Geeveston
Stuart Barton23.26* debut24th - 62.94% Hunstanton Promenade
Andrew Howard32.21* debut117th - 48.74% Fulbourn Hospital
Joanna Neville25.21 (course pb)102nd - 59.96% Osterley
Shaun DeSena35.56 debut119th - 36.18% Pontypool
James Nichols22.26 debut9th - 59.14% Barclay
Chris Green34.21 debut505th - 40.03% Wimbledon Common
Thomas Grimes18.26 (1st man)1st - 73.51% Canons Park
Stephen Swan23.30 debut31st - 55.53% Plymvalley
Caroline Frith23.41 debut69th - 65.45% Greenwich
Daniel ODonoghue21.50 (course pb)112th - 59.54% Finsbury
Spencer Evans17.57 (orion)2nd - 72.42% Barking
Morag Campbell36.40466th - 44.54% Rother Valley
Martin Quinlan25.55288th - 55.56% Southwark
Diana Rexhepaj29.5936th - 55.92% Beckton
Katherine Harris23.2774th - 64.82% Victoria Dock
Siobhan OShea30.48267th - 52.06% Leamington
Mark Moir19.03 (course pb)16th - 67.72% Mile End
Jocelyn Summers28.34357th - 60.97% Mile End
John Henry18.24 (1st man)1st - 74.18% Pymmes
Andy Bolderstone28.0874th - 50.41% Pymmes
Adam Stanley26.3236th - 51.07% Roding Valley
Katrina Betteridge28.08 (course pb)73rd - 49.92% Roding Valley
Patrick Brown19.56 (1st man)1st - 65.80% Walthamstow
Andrew Baxter21.274th - 69.31% Walthamstow
Janet Bywater27.5441st - 64.04% Walthamstow
Steven Bywater28.0746th - 54.18% Walthamstow
Scott McMillan18.1517th - 77.08% Hackney
Thomas Burrard-Lucas18.2920th - 70.60% Hackney
Ross Lucas23.52 debut176th - 61.31% Hackney
Shanavaz Malayodu24.48211th - 54.23% Hackney
Saheb Yousefi24.49212th - 53.46% Hackney
Maya Goodwin36.03627th - 45.95% Hackney
Tom Marshall20.367th - 64.81% Wanstead
William ODonoghue22.0416th - 58.61% Wanstead
Selina Vernal22.43 (1st lady& 50th parkrun)21st - 66.91% Wanstead
Kasia Stachowiak26.2376th 57.04% Wanstead
Catherine Brett27.33103rd - 64.00% Wanstead
Jakub Czeczotka28.15112th - 47.61% Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi30.03146th - 50.69% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar31.34172nd - 52.48% Wanstead
Arthur Diaz33.14202nd - 44.38% Wanstead
Caroline Moore33.27203rd - 55.61% Wanstead
Vicky Allen33.55217th - 48.85% Wanstead
Angela May34.31224th - 43.84% Wanstead
Don Bennett40.49291st - 39.65% Wanstead
Alexander Ward18.45 pb6th - 68.98% Valentines
Tom Howourth19.43 debut11th - 65.60% Valentines
Scott Hemmens20.18 pb14th - 67.24% Valentines
Ciaran Canavan23.0032nd - 62.10% Valentines
Rakesh Sandhu23.3137th - 62.72% Valentines
Matthew Powell23.32 pb38th - 58.85% Valentines
George Georgiou24.1745th - 60.74% Valentines
Peter Hatley24.3849th - 57.58% Valentines
Lance Fuller25.4364th - 60.79% Valentines
David Taylor25.4465th - 62.31% Valentines
Grant Conway25.4868th - 57.62% Valentines
Mark Durrant26.0473rd - 58.95% Valentines
Bilkis Achha26.2481st - 58.71% Valentines
Jason Levy26.3486th - 54.64% Valentines
Naimah Riaz27.15106th - 57.31% Valentines
Mary OBrien28.51149th - 71.35% Valentines
Iuliia Vuika29.22164th - 53.58% Valentines
Juliet Lopez-Real30.59186th - 51.26% Valentines
Frank Brownlie31.10190th - 55.35% Valentines
Marc Akers33.22221st - 43.16% Valentines
Alice Barrett33.27222nd - 44.25% Valentines
Jane Clapton33.32225th - 48.81% Valentines
Katy Taylor39.55292nd - 39.79% Valentines
Cathal Lynch24.2546th - 52.83% Wanstead

XXVIII Carlos III - Ciudad Del Sol (26kms) - Sunday 12th January 2020

Antonio Martin Romero1.26.185th
Today was time to compete in Ecija, Seville, in a 26k race with very competitive
runners. I felt very good increasing the pace as the kilometres passed.
The first 13K in 44:00 and the last 13K in 42:18 at 3:15/km pace finishing 5th
overall after some guys with 2:12-2:14 in a marathon. Great weekend with friends
and good recovery with quality food after the race

Walt Disney World Half Marathon - Sunday 12th January 2020

Alice Barrett2.40.107420th

Run Through Finsbury Park 10km - Sunday 12th January 2020

Isabella Allan1.02.25181st

Sunday XC League - Event 4 - Watford - Sunday 12th January 2020

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Thomas Grimes37.2213th
John Henry38.1423rd
Billy Rayner40.4158th
Mark Moir42.3289th 85th
Peter Craik42.3590th 86th
James Nichols43.17109th 103rd
Karan Gadhia44.03116th 109th
Jacob Stevens44.37131st 121st
Vinesh Kumar47.30179th 156th
Kasia Stachowiak50.44228th 36th
Chloe Millan51.25243rd 41st
Alex Jameson51.33246th 204th
Michael Wilson52.34269th 221st
Maud Hodson53.21284th 55th
Lauren Kelly54.22299th 66th
Ramesh Pala55.27319th 243rd
Catriona Hoult55.28320th 77th
Cathal Lynch56.17331st 249th
Kathryn Hertzberg56.51341st 89th
Veronica Carrasco57.14346th 91st
Carolyn Edwards57.46355th 99th
Lauren Stevenson1.02.25404th 133rd
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera1.06.09426th 148th
Kirk Johnson1.22.52469th 292nd
472 runners, 179 ladies & 293 men.
Team results:
Combined teams 9th of 19,
Ladies A Team 10th, 11th overall,
Ladies Vets: 11th, 11th overall,
Men A Team: 7th, 7th overall,
Men B Team: 8th, 8th overall,
Men Vets: 10th, 8th overall.

Mince Pies Revenge Duathlon, Velopark - Sunday 12th January 2020

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Dan Senior50.0717th 12.49, 30.50, 6.28
Thomas Burrard-Lucas51.5720th 13.23, 32.03, 6.31
Michael Bamford52.5927th 13.57, 31.54, 7.08
Louis Le Roux53.5530th 13.57, 32.33 ,7.25
Sarah Burns55.4948th 17.19, 30.24, 8.06
Terry Lewsey59.22 debut60th, 17.00, 34.35, 7.47
Andrew Howard1.01.0565th, 16.41, 36.19, 8.05
Stuart Barton1.04.4373rd 15.43, 39.48, 9.12
Anna Dingle1.05.1776th 19.14, 36.14, 9.49
Suzanne Bench1.05.2377th 16.37, 40.50, 7.56
Jason Levy1.06.4980th 19.02, 38.39, 9.08
Marc Akers1.06.52 debut82nd 18.34, 39.26, 8.52
Rachel Le Roux1.08.0886th 19.29, 38.43, 9.56
Andrea Waller1.09.26 debut89th 18.18, 42.48, 8.20
Jayne Browne1.11.1891st 18.37, 43.43, 8.58
Splits above are for the 2 mile run, 10 mile cycle and 1 mile run.

Met League Race 3 - Ally Pally - Saturday 11th January 2020

Maud Hodson45.01171st
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera55.15226th

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 11th January 2020

Liviu Ionita16.05* (1st man& cpb)1st - 80.31% Darlington South
Stephen Swan21.17* pb25th - 61.32% Kesgrave
Shaun DeSena36.48* debut222nd - 35.33% Jesmond Dene
Steven Bywater25.43 debut186th - 59.24% - Highbury Fields
John Henry17.55 (course pb)9th - 76.19% Burgess
Iuliia Vuika44.10 debut112th - 35.62% Pymmes
Catriona Hoult26.03 debut127th - 60.97% Colchester Castle
Mark Moir18.57 pb3rd - 68.07% Barking
Jakub Czeczotka28.59 debut169th - 46.41% - Grovelands
Joanna Neville34.54 debut303rd - 43.55% Osterley
Flora Stewart-Sandeman24.19 debut45th - 60.86% Felixstowe
Stuart Barton26.27 debut51st - 55.77% Barclay
Siobhan OShea32.59 debut187th - 48.61% Harlow
Richard Guest22.01 debut34th - 65.40% Northala Fields
Thomas Grimes18.202nd - 73.91% Sunny Hill
Lawrence Foster21.3118th - 72.04% Bognor Regis
Jocelyn Summers28.16335th - 61.62% Mile End
Martin Quinlan27.36321st - 52.17% Southwark
Paul Marshall25.3245th - 51.63% Morecambe Prom
Natasha Howard28.29234th - 53.72% Raphaels
Don Bennett38.07 debut447th - 42.46% Raphaels
Katherine Harris23.2961st - 64.73% Victoria Dock
Jonathan Wooldridge30.53155th - 47.00% Victoria Dock
Anne-Marie Kennedy25.5383rd - 59.11% Gunpowder
Marc Akers35.27255th - 40.62% Gunpowder
Caroline Frith24.1218th - 64.05% Roding Valley
Richard Potter24.5125th - 53.72% Roding Valley
Matthew Powell25.5139th - 53.58% Roding Valley
Sandra Preston28.4169th - 62.29% Roding Valley
Andrew Baxter21.236th - 69.52% Walthamstow
Samir Younsi24.5224th - 57.04% Walthamstow
Janet Bywater26.3540th - 67.21% Walthamstow
Andrew Howard28.02 (course pb)64th - 56.24% Walthamstow
Kathy Morrissey34.01116th - 48.11% Walthamstow
Joseph Gunn 18.23 pb17th - 70.53% Hackney
Tom Howourth19.2434th - 66.67% Hackney
Nick Hoult21.3286th - 66.33% Hackney
James Nichols21.3387th - 61.56% Hackney
Saheb Yousefi24.37194th - 53.89% Hackney
Tina Bennett25.23233rd - 61.52% Hackney
Shailesh Patel46.32614th - 32.49% Hackney
Tom Marshall19.172nd Wanstead
Robert Rayworth21.2929th Wanstead
Shahib Miah Ali21.5636th Wanstead
Kasia Stachowiak23.4265th Wanstead
Michael Bamford23.4266th Wanstead
Alex Jameson26.42125th Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi27.43141st Wanstead
Sophie Edwards28.47176th Wanstead
Angela May30.35225th Wanstead
Victoria Charlesworth31.23 debut250th Wanstead
Caroline Moore32.29270th Wanstead
Richard Cravitz 33.31 (1st parkrun)284th Wanstead
Vicky Allen35.12311th Wanstead
Morag Campbell37.42343rd Wanstead
Scott McMillan39.30357th Wanstead
Billy Rayner18.59 (1st man)1st - 69.10% Valentines
Warren Ibrahim20.16 (course pb)6th - 72.20% Valentines
Ashley Faria20.428th - 70.69% Valentines
Ciaran Canavan21.2210th - 66.85% Valentines
Carlton DSouza21.5413th - 65.22% Valentines
Chloe Millan22.24 pb & 1st lady16th - 66.07% Valentines
Rakesh Sandhu23.0323rd - 63.99% Valentines
Lauren Kelly23.5632nd - 61.91% Valentines
Peter Hatley24.34 (100th parkrun)41st - 57.73% Valentines
George Georgiou24.3945th - 59.84% Valentines
Lydia Merrett24.5047th - 59.60% Valentines
John Healy24.5749th - 56.85% Valentines
Lance Fuller25.3457th - 61.15% Valentines
Annette Clark26.5175th - 60.96% Valentines
Veronica Carrasco27.2088th - 54.15% Valentines
Mark Durrant27.58105th - 54.95% Valentines
Jason Levy30.27156th - 47.67% Valentines
Frank Brownlie31.21179th - 55.05% Valentines
Jane Clapton31.27181st - 52.18% Valentines
Arthur Diaz32.11192nd Valentines
Katy Taylor39.33282nd - 40.38% Valentines
Cathal Lynch24.06 debut270th - 53.53% Burgess

Run Through QEOP 10km - Saturday 11th January 2020

Jamie Xavier43.1134th

Country to Capital Ultra 43 miles (69.2 km) - Saturday 11th January 2020

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Jose Rodriguez5.30.453rd
Paula Bedford8.02.25195th, 27th, 10th W40
I finally got time to sit down and write the report. Sorry, very long...but also was the race.
First, I want to explain why and how I enter the race. I've been just over 2 years in the club and I never ever have thought about running an Ultra...when you join a club like ELR you quickly get inspired by others. I could see the amazing achievements that people like Maud, Nath, Karen were doing...and I really admired their craziness. I started thinking about running an ultra, but it wasn't until a read a book a friend of mine gave me (The rise of the ultra runners ,from Adharanan Finn) that I made the decision. Months went buy and the idea of an Ultra was still in my head. I had a couple of problems: my husband will kill me and...which one?you need lots of preparation and I didn't want to plan anything close to spring marathons (already Boston and London. 6 days apart seemed crazy enough ). It was mid November and I found Country to Capital, was in January and we were going away in hot Australia 3 weeks during Christmas. I thought... perfect!, I have no time to prepare it properly so my husband can not complain I'm doing too much running...and to make sure he did not complain I simply mentioned "a race" and forgot the word ultra.. He finally found out just before Christmas...and we are still together..
I was still feeling quiet fit since Chicago Marathon and I had just done PB in 10k. My plan was to increase a bit the mileage but don't get too crazy as I didn't have much time and didn't want to get injured.
I started doubling some long runs on Wednesday and increasing a bit the long run on Sunday. The rest no much changes apart for few sessions at the gym for strength.
Australia was very hot indeed, but even like that I manage to do some good training. I had a warning with my R Achilles tendon and R metatarsals for around a week but manage to solve it relatively quick and I just stopped running for 3-4 days. The metatarsals still hurting a bit until race day but didn't seem serious enough.
Race day approaching anf I'm getting really nervous. Reminded me to when I run my first marathon. I was worried to get lost, I couldn't download the map to my watch so I finally manage to do it in an running app 2 days before. On Friday night I took a train to Wendover. I manage to find an Airbnb to spend the night...5km away. Arrived to the station and decided to walk to the place, a nice way to relax a bit your legs before the race...I thought... obviously not thinking straight. I arrive to the Airbnb around 22:45, had a shower, prepared everything and went to sleep. I was tired and slept like a baby until 6am. I had bough lots of bars, gels, gummies, dry fruit.. like I was going to war...I had to do a big selection and carry just few things with me.
In the morning I took my heavy bag and walk another 5 km to the Start. Yes!, I just walk 5km before an ultra...i should probably add it on Strava . lesson learned: next time book things earlier so I can be close to the start.
I arrived to the Shoulder of Mouton, a lovely pub that was getting full already with runners. Grab my BIB number, my Geo tracker and had to go back as they had put female. When I told them they had already changed it. Good to know I don't look like a woman ;).
Had a coffee and went to the porta loos they put at the carpark. In the queue I notice the woman in front of me placing a kind of tracker on her wrist...I asked her what was that. She looked at me a bit surprised and said that was the tracker and I that I needed one. I though with the Geotracker was enough tracking!, But not!, I needed that one on my wrist to tap (like an oyster card) at each aid station. I thank her and we had a lovely chat while in the queue. I felt lost and very inexperienced but she reassured me and gave me few tips and wished me luck.
Race starts from the pub and follows the high street downhill until you find a gate and everyone has to stop and queue to get through. I started around the middle of the 385 runners and got a bit stuck at the gate there but not for long. Gradually I started passing runners. I wasn't counting, I was trying to find my pace and kept passing groups until we arrive to a hill. I was with a group of 8-10 runners and other groups not far behind. At the top of the hill I couldn't see anyone in front so I asked one of the runners how many people they were in front and how far...he said we are the lead.that was Sage who won the race. I got a bit panicky thinking that maybe I should have gone much slower, but I was feeling great at that pace. We were chatting a bit and it was less caos than at the back, also these guys knew the course as they had run it before. Carla Molinaro was the only female in our group. She mentioned she also knew the trails part of the course because she had been there preparing the race few weeks before.
The first half of the race is mostly trails, part of the Ridgeway, Britain's oldest road. Lots of gates that slow you down a bit (not a bad thing), as we were a small group we didn't have to wait more than a few seconds. I struggle to open few so after that I step back and let the others do it to don't slow us down. Why there are so many different types?... navigation was harder than I thought and I felt so lucky to have those really experience people around me. Plan: stuck with them until the Canal where navigation is easy.
Suddenly 1st aid station. There is a big group of people waiting. Tap the tracker on the monitor. Lots of clapping, quick drink and I have a mixture of feelings. On one hand excitement for being in the leading group and in the other I feel I don't belong there. What the hell I'm doing?. But I erase that from my head. Let's stick to the plan. I'm feeling good, love the pace we are running at, and I just need to stick with them until the Canal. Jon, James, Sage,me and Marocain guy that join us before the 2nd aid station (casually mentioned he had done the Marathon du Sable...), Amazing views, lots and lots of mud. Happy I had my new trail shoes and they behave brilliantly until my shoe laces came undone. Had to stop and sort it out. The group took around 200 meters advantage, but that's the good thing about this races... there's time to chase them down. It took me around 15 Min to rejoin the group. Maybe due to that extra effort my quads started complaining a bit like cramps were on their way...that worried me a bit. We arrive to a little town and after crossing another trail section we finally arrive to the M25. After confirming, Jon shouts, you are in London!that's was exciting!!:):)but it will still take us a while to get to the Canal. At the beginning of the canal Sage and James push a little bit more and take some advantage overJon and I that stick together. I know if I try to increase the pace I will start having cramps and there is still a long way to go. 5km into the canal is the next aid station. We've done a marathon and from here I'm an Ultra-runner...I think for myself yeayyy. Jon quickly grabed something to drink and carry on. I spend a bit longer as I need to fuel properly if I wanna make it to the end. He takes few hundred meters. Now I'm on my own. The canal is very very very long. I had been eating little and often, same with drinking and taking my salt capsules every 10k aprox. Somewhere halfway between station 3 and 4 I nearly tripped while looking for the signs to Paddington(only place in the canal where you can really get lost)and my leg started cramping. Stop for stretching and seemed to ease eventually. I need to be careful if I wanna make it to Little Venice. From here I got into a trance...my legs seemed better and my pace is not bad at all. I pass James that is struggling with some cramps. I feel his suffering and I'm glad I did not follow them. I'm 3rd now!! I can see shadows, runners giving me chase but when I look properly no one is there...my mind playing tricks...Aid station 4. I can't believe I'm still going and still on 3rd position!.
I ran out of water and I ask the volunteers to help me fill up the bag I've got in my back. In the meantime I eat, drink...I'm exhausted, broken, my legs feel like 2 pieces of hard wood. Suddenly in the distance I can see Carla coming strong. I've been taking too much time in the last 2 stations, I need to harry up if I don't wanna loose the podium. The volunteer says 4 miles until next station and then 6 to the end.
I just keep going, putting one foot after another. This part of the race is very monotonous, the little bridges are very hard on the legs at this stage. I get to the aid station 5 and I'm still 3rd. Carla still chasing me not far behind...I can't see how far so it seems I took more advantage. To help me keep going I promise myself some walking in the last 2-3 km if I don't stop until then.
The final 2 km they are 2 of the slowest as after looking back and making sure no one was following close enough I treat myself with a bit of walking. A bit more running an before I expect it, the finish line was there!..I nearly miss it as I was running on the parallel path to avoid people.
I was given my medal, trophy and some vouchers. Sage and Jon were already relaxing. I congratulate them and thank them for the navigation skills. I couldn't believe I had finished 3rd, it seemed a bit surreal. At the finish line they have a tent with more snacks, bars, hot drinks...I had a coffee that was heaven and sat and got change. Funny enough I didn't wanted to be seating. I needed to walk!! Why?..not sure but my legs needed to keep moving to easy the pain.
After a walk and a hot chocolate we went home were I had a 2 hours hot bath with salts+ some nexflix. :)Since then I've been recovering much quicker than expected, but still hurts.
Will I run another one??...probably yes but not for a while...

East Hanningfield Trail Marathon - Sunday 5th January 2020

Jennifer Ansell4.08.364th, 2nd lady
Organiser's Description
The East Hanningfield Trail Marathon is a narrative trail race (there are no marshals or arrows, you follow written instructions) following a circular route around the village of Danbury. The route is 95% off road on a wide variety of terrain. The race starts and finishes at The East Hanningfield Village Hall. There will be 3 well stocked checkpoints at approximately every 6.5miles. When you reach the finish you will receive a well earned medal and hot food.

Run Through Battersea Park 10km - Sunday 5th January 2020

Katherine Harris50.22172nd

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km - Saturday 4th January 2020

Mark Boulton34.393rd

Essex Cross Country Championships, Basildon (Men) - Saturday 4th January 2020

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Thomas Grimes39.1364th
Peter Craik42.22116th
James Nichols42.34119th
Andrew Baxter43.26135th
Karan Gadhia43.55139th
Calvin Bobin47.06172nd
Mounir Dahbi48.30188th
Michael Wilson53.43201st
Team scores: 226 men
19th ELR A Team 745 pts

Essex Cross Country Championships, Basildon (Ladies) - Saturday 4th January 2020

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Jennifer Ansell41.1615th
Caroline Frith47.3548th
Becky Evans49.0357th
Kasia Stachowiak51.4666th
Maud Hodson51.5968th
Catriona Hoult56.3591st
Veronica Carrasco57.4994th
Sandra Preston57.5495th
Catherine Brett58.0997th
Fiona Day61.04106th
Lauren Stevenson62.36111th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera62.43113th
Teams positions: 129 runners
9th ELR A Team
19th ELR B Team
24th ELR C Team

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 4th January 2020

Cathal Lynch38.55* debut59th - 33.15% Listavel
Scott McMillan18.50* (course pb)14th - 74.69% Aberdeen
Andrew Howard30.46* debut123rd - 50.97% Millennium Country
Paul Marshall22.58* (course pb)19th - 57.40% Lancaster
Katrina Betteridge29.32* debut84th - 50.45% Cirencester
Jakub Czeczotka23.47* debut12th - 56.55% East Brighton
Kasia Stachowiak24.49 debut31st - 60.64% Basildon
Stuart Barton25.33 debut42nd - 57.73% Old Deer Park
Shaun DeSena34.53 debut132nd - 37.27% Old Deer Park
Daniel ODonoghue22.05 (course pb)102nd - 58.87% Finsbury
Richard Guest22.15 debut95th - 64.19% Brockwell, Herne Hill
Thomas Grimes18.22 (1st man)1st - 73.77% Sunny Hill
Chris Green29.42 debut577th - 46.30% Burgess
Lawrence Foster21.259th - 72.37% Barking
Terry Lewsey24.3623rd - 56.30% Thurrock, Orsett Heath
Mark Moir20.094th - 64.02% Herrington Country
Laura Kemp23.2457th - 63.25% Fletcher Moss
Mary OBrien27.5341st - 73.82% Sligo, ROI
Natasha Howard30.09550th 50.75% Chelmsford Central
Stephen Swan21.4633rd - 59.95% Kesgrave
Martin Quinlan26.27235th - 54.44% Southwark
James Nichols21.474th - 60.90% Hadleigh, Essex
Amit Marks20.4616th - 67.26% Raphael
Diana Rexhepaj31.2140th 53.48% Beckton
Don Bennett37.2052nd 42.95% Beckton
Anne-Marie Kennedy26.1579th - 58.29% Gunpowder
Marc Akers37.04202nd - 38.85% Gunpowder
Jonathan Wooldridge23.24132nd - 62.04% Mile End
Shahib Miah Ali23.25133rd - 55.73% Mile End
Jocelyn Summers28.38295th - 60.83% Mile End
Dan Gritton18.008th - 80.00% Victoria Dock
Samir Younsi22.22 pb63rd - 63.41% Victoria Dock
Katherine Harris24.21102nd - 62.42% Victoria Dock
Michael Bamford22.52 debut8th - 66.11% Walthamstow
Janet Bywater27.2248th - 65.29% Walthamstow
Isabella Allan31.4879th - 46.14% Walthamstow
Neil Gage21.5511th - 63.73% Roding Valley
Jimmy Dale23.2420th - 53.77% Roding Valley
Richard Potter25.2433rd - 52.56% Roding Valley
Caroline Moore31.5298th - 57.58% Roding Valley
Tom Howourth19.1935th - 66.95% Hackney
Nick Hoult20.43 (course pb)77th - 68.95% Hackney
Shanavaz Malayodu23.27173rd - 57.36% Hackney
Saheb Yousefi24.43213th - 53.67% Hackney
Jess Trayler-Moore27.26 pb315th - 56.08% Hackney
Claire Emery28.00350th - 59.17% Hackney
Tina Bennett30.07416th - 51.85% Hackney
Patrick Brown18.25 (1st man)1st - 71.22% Wanstead
Tom Marshall19.545th - 67.09% Wanstead
Robert Rayworth21.5815th - 64.04% Wanstead
William ODonoghue23.0029th - 56.23% Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi27.43114th - 54.96% Wanstead
Liesbeth Allart29.47156th - 50.81% Wanstead
Angela May31.25181st - 48.17% Wanstead
Sallyann Eyles33.52215th - 48.33% Wanstead
Jane Scott34.33226th - 51.04% Wanstead
Vicky Allen34.34227th - 47.73% Wanstead
Katie Whitton34.36229th - 42.77% Wanstead
John Henry18.342nd - 73.52% Valentines
Joseph Gunn 18.463rd - 69.09% Valentines
Jacob Stevens20.4711th - 67.68% Valentines
Ciaran Canavan21.4117th - 65.87% Valentines
Vinesh Kumar22.14 pb22nd - 61.84% Valentines
Carlton DSouza22.1924th - 64.00% Valentines
Rakesh Sandhu23.4539th - 62.11% Valentines
Matthew Powell23.48 pb40th - 58.19% Valentines
Lance Fuller24.5560th - 62.74% Valentines
John Healy25.0062nd - 56.73% Valentines
Bilkis Achha25.2070th - 61.18% Valentines
Peter Hatley25.37 (99th parkrun)76th - 55.37% Valentines
George Georgiou26.1390th - 56.26% Valentines
Annette Clark26.2095th - 62.15% Valentines
Mark Durrant26.4198th - 57.59% Valentines
Naimah Riaz26.45100th - 58.38% Valentines
Grant Conway27.51122nd - 53.38% Valentines
Denys Vuika28.23142nd - 47.03% Valentines
Victoria Charlesworth29.28162nd - 55.54% Valentines
Kathy Morrissey30.22179th - 53.90% Valentines
Jason Levy30.29184th - 47.62% Valentines
Frank Brownlie31.21200th - 55.02% Valentines
Susan Bushnell37.32276th - 53.20% Valentines

Serpentine New Year 10km - Wednesday 1st January 2020

John Henry37.4250th

parkrun - all venues (except Wanstead & Valentines) - Wednesday 1st January 2020

Stephen Swan22.26 debut52nd 58.17% Greenwich
Fiona Critchley25.43 debut142nd 67.73% Greenwich
Stuart Barton26.45 debut177th 55.14% Greenwich
Marc Akers26.56 debut183rd 53.47% Greenwich
Stephen Swan23.17 debut80th 56.05% Bexley
Stuart Barton27.31 debut245th 53.60% Bexley
Fiona Critchley27.37 debut249th 63.07% Bexley
Marc Akers29.10 debut308th 49.37% Bexley
James Nichols19.52 (course pb)26th 66.78% Oak Hill
Shahib Miah Ali20.1532nd 64.44% Oak Hill
Jocelyn Summers30.09346th 57.77% Oak Hill
Juliet Lopez-Real33.02 debut429th 48.08% Oak Hill
James Nichols19.58 debut24th 66.44% Grovelands
Shahib Miah Ali20.18 (course pb)27th 64.29% Grovelands
Jocelyn Summers29.20 (course pb)289th 59.38% Grovelands
Juliet Lopez-Real32.13343rd 49.30% Grovelands
Richard Guest21.50 debut128th 65.42% Southwark
Steven Bywater27.08 debut373rd 56.14% Southwark
Janet Bywater27.19 debut380th 65.41% Southwark
Steven Bywater25.08 debut204th 60.61% Burgess
Janet Bywater25.51 debut234th 69.12% Burgess
Martin Quinlan28.01361st 51.40% Peckham Rye
Jakub Czeczotka24.24 debut143rd 55.12% Raphaels
Jakub Czeczotka24.45 debut79th 54.34% Harrow Lodge
Chris Green32.00 debut384th 42.97% Crane Park
Chris Green50.43 debut735th 27.11% Osterley
Mark Moir19.4919th 65.10% Herrington Country
Mark Moir19.2724th 66.32% Riverside
Nick Hoult22.00 (course pb)134th 64.92% York
Catriona Hoult25.14 (course pb)279th 62.95% York
Nick Hoult23.51* debut177th 59.89% Heslington
Catriona Hoult25.38* debut261st 61.96% Heslington
Thomas Grimes18.51* debut7th 71.88% Harrow
Thomas Grimes18.213rd 73.84% Canons Park
Cathal Lynch29.29 (100th parkrun)150th 43.75% Faelledparken DEN
Cathal Lynch26.15 debut85th 49.14% Amager Faelled DEN
Paul Marshall23.3454th 55.94% Lancaster
Alex Jameson26.26 (course pb)108th 55.36% Lancaster
Paul Marshall21.2965th 61.37% Morecambe Prom
Alex Jameson24.37 (course pb)135th 59.44% Morecambe Prom
Scott McMillan19.05* (course pb)21st 73.71% Aberdeen
Peter Craik20.20* debut12th 71.97% Loch Leven
Claire Emery33.01409th 50.18% Wilmslow
Anne-Marie Kennedy25.50 pb52nd 59.23% Gunpowder
Caroline Frith21.56* debut34th 70.67% Southwick Country
Richard Potter24.2533rd 54.68% Roding Valley
Shanavaz Malayodu26.16 debut50th 51.21% Roding Valley
Caroline Moore32.03104th 57.25% Roding Valley
Kirk Johnson41.16 (1st parkrun)145th 37.24% Roding Valley
A further 20 ELR's did a double run, (so 56 in total).
Cathal Lynch did his 99th & 100th in Denmark as part
of his Tralee tourists. Peter Craik was one of the 101
runners to do 20.20 in 2020 on New Years Day.

parkrun - Valentines - Wednesday 1st January 2020

Euan Brown17.161st - 74.81%
Stuart Kelly17.512nd - 73.86%
Mark Boulton18.233rd - 72.17%
Patrick Brown18.525th - 69.52%
Calvin Bobin20.3224th - 80.93%
Jacob Stevens20.3425th - 68.40%
Michael Bamford21.03 (course pb)34th - 71.81%
Louis Le Roux21.1037th - 63.54%
Mounir Dahbi21.27 (course pb)42nd - 62.70%
Jimmy Dale21.4744th - 59.91%
Robert Rayworth22.0550th - 63.70%
Ciaran Canavan22.0751st - 64.58%
Selina Vernal22.42 (49th parkrun&course pb)57th - 66.96%
Michael Wilson22.52 (course pb)61st - 69.53%
Mike Brett22.54 debut63rd - 67.10%
Becky Evans23.2475th - 73.43%
Lauren Kelly23.4783rd - 62.30%
Kasia Stachowiak24.0891st - 62.36%
Stuart Norris24.1594th - 53.20%
Imran Mustak24.22 (1st parkrun) pb97th - 54.45%
Kathryn Hertzberg24.53 debut119th - 59.88%
Bilkis Achha24.55 (course pb)122nd - 62.21%
Sarah Burns25.02 (course pb)127th - 62.38%
Sandra Preston25.10 pb129th - 70.99%
Andrew Howard25.12130th - 62.57%
George Georgiou25.20134th - 58.22%
Lance Fuller25.21136th - 61.67%
Ramesh Pala25.22137th - 62.16%
Carlton DSouza25.25139th - 56.20%
William ODonoghue25.45 debut150th - 50.23%
Rakesh Sandhu25.46151st - 57.24%
Andrew Ward25.47 (1st parkrun)152nd - 60.12%
John Healy25.59162nd - 54.59%
Naimah Riaz26.01 pb163rd - 60.03%
Katrina Betteridge26.33 pb176th - 56.12%
Jonathan Wooldridge26.36178th - 54.57%
Maud Hodson26.40182nd - 60.75%
Matthew Powell26.41183rd - 51.91%
Annette Clark26.55190th - 60.80%
Tim Aylett27.17197th - 50.40%
Catherine Brett27.59 debut213th - 63.01%
Denys Vuika28.11222nd - 47.37%
Jayne Browne28.29 (100th parkrun& course pb)232nd - 63.55%
Viktor Szabadi28.31235th - 53.42%
Fiona Day28.51247th - 68.23%
Jason Levy29.09256th - 49.80%
Rachel Le Roux29.42269th - 50.95%
Liesbeth Allart29.44271st - 50.90%
Susannah McLaren29.56 debut272nd - 59.69%
Mark Durrant29.59273rd - 51.25%
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera30.19285th - 50.74%
Frank Brownlie30.47291st - 56.04%
Bernadett Kalmar31.47320th - 52.12%
Katherine Harris34.19354th - 44.29%
A record 444 ran at Valentines, many including 36 ELR coming from
Wanstead Flats. Selina & Jayne did there 50th & 100th runs both
also setting Course pbs. 54 ELR's in total ran.

parkrun - Wanstead Flats - Wednesday 1st January 2020

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Euan Brown16.421st - 77.35%
Patrick Brown18.444th - 70.02%
Tom Marshall20.0914th - 66.25%
Louis Le Roux21.0727th - 63.69%
Jacob Stevens21.5838th - 64.04%
William ODonoghue22.0440th - 58.61%
Jimmy Dale22.0641st - 59.05%
Robert Rayworth22.3047th - 62.52%
Michael Bamford22.4550th - 66.45%
Warren Ibrahim22.5252nd - 63.99%
Selina Vernal22.57 56th - 66.23%
Mike Brett23.3267th - 65.30%
Ciaran Canavan23.4774th - 60.06%
Becky Evans23.5075th - 72.10%
Kasia Stachowiak24.1884th - 61.93%
Lance Fuller24.3291st - 63.72%
Andrew Howard25.31122nd - 61.79%
Maud Hodson25.47129th - 62.83%
Jonathan Wooldridge26.26143rd - 54.92%
Sarah Burns26.33148th - 58.82%
Rakesh Sandhu26.41153rd - 55.28%
Matthew Powell27.17 debut165th - 50.76%
Ramesh Pala27.34173rd - 57.19%
Sandra Preston28.19 debut185th - 63.10%
Fiona Day28.23187th - 69.35%
Viktor Szabadi28.51195th - 52.80%
Mark Durrant29.02 (course pb)199th - 52.93%
Andrea Waller29.38210th - 52.70%
Liesbeth Allart29.46214th - 50.84%
Susannah McLaren30.06224th - 59.36%
Catherine Brett30.13227th - 58.36%
Katherine Harris30.32232nd - 49.78%
Rachel Le Roux30.33233rd - 49.54%
Jayne Browne30.36 (99th parkrun)234th - 59.15%
Bernadett Kalmar30.43235th - 53.93%
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera30.43236th - 50.08%
John Healy30.58243rd - 45.80%
Carlton DSouza30.58244th - 46.12%
Sophie Edwards32.03247th - 47.49%
Caroline Moore32.59263rd - 55.63%
Jane Clapton33.09265th - 49.37%
Denys Vuika34.28 debut277th - 38.73%
Vicky Allen51.34310th - 32.13%
Wanstead Flats parkrun had 312 runners, down on the 350+ we had the year before.
43 ELR ran with 36 going onto Valentines and just Caroline Moore going to
Roding Valley. Selina did her 49th run and Jayne did her 99th both moving
to Valentines to complete the milestone runs.