Elvis 4 - Havering 90 Joggers Midweek 5, Raphaels Park - Tuesday 20th July 2021
|Paul Quinton||27.44 pb||1st - scorer|
|John Henry||28.31||3rd - scorer|
|Scott McMillan||29.04 pb||5th - scorer|
|Paul Woodmansey||29.12||6th - scorer|
|Robert Spread||29.24||9th - scorer|
|Joseph Gunn ||30.01||12th - scorer|
|Caroline Frith||34.48||54th - 4th scorer|
|Becky Evans||37.45||83rd - 11th scorer|
|Ava Lee||38.04||86th - 12th scorer|
|Vinesh Sampath Kumar||38.06||87th|
|Chloe Millan||38.48||98th - 16th scorer|
|Phoebe Bowman||41.11||123rd - 26th scorer|
|Janet Bywater||41.57||128th - 27th scorer|
Dorney Triathlon : Sprint - Sunday 18th July 2021
|Joseph Gunn ||1.10.43||12th|
750m swim, t1, 20km bike, t2, 5k run
15.39, 2.01, 33.58, 1.43, 17.20 = 1.10.43
Lundy Island Race 2020 (13.4 miles) - Sunday 18th July 2021
108 finishers and 12 dnf's.
Fiona Critchley: Lundy Race Report.
Hot, very very beautiful, hot. The uphill start from the village on the central track, hot (& dusty). After a packed start, the small field began to spread out and within a couple of miles was just about single file. The first water station marked the turn onto the east coast cliff return. A narrow technical goat track with boulder sections & a steep drop into the sea. Exposed, hot & no wind, the few trees were a welcome but too brief respite. Steep steps up to the flag pole (why???) & back down before the climb up the road to the second water station. Hell, it was hot. Water both to drink & pour over my head, briefly cool.
Next was the undulating west coast, hot. Mainly grassy paths & slabs of granite, great views! Finally reaching the north end & the devastating discovery that they had not removed the section down to the lighthouse. The reward, a cup of warm cola and a steep climb back up, very very hot.
More water at the top and then the easy 4 miles or so back along the central path & a grassy path loop around the southern lighthouse to include the uphill finish.
This is a fantastic run (not race) on an absolutely beautiful island. But did I mention that it was too hot!
Stuart Barton: Race report from Lundy.
A special place in my heart has been taken up by Lundy island, stunningly beautiful landscape and picture perfect cottages. Three of us ELR arrived on the ferry Saturday morning and one more got the rave boat on the Sunday. From the dock is a steep walk up to the village (one shop one pub), we sat on the grass and ordered a beer as our accommodation was not ready and also why not. The house had amazing views over the sea back to the mainland and was just perfect. The race did not start until 12:30 Sunday and we could already feel the heat at breakfast registration opened at 11am for people staying on the island so we walked up, the word up may appear lots in this race report BTW.
Back to the house to stay in the shade for a while and to wait for the race boat with the final ELR on board.
A few photos and we're ready to get to the start line, a 2 minute walk up the hill from our cottage to the start where the sun was blistering on my back, I had decided to run with a small backpack containing sun cream some water and a foil blanket as this was part the rules.
The first 3 miles are undulating up the centre of the island to a very well needed water station, a quick refill of my bottle and some water over my head and I was off for the technical part of the race as it wax described, I now know the this means trying to run along a very narrow path with a 300 foot drop to your left covered in bracken and rocks for 3 miles, as this part finishes just for laugh you have to run up about 50 steps to a flag pole, how I laughed at this point.
Zig zag down from the flag pole for the second lap of the island, this is up the west side with stunning views over the ocean, a little cooler but not by much. Back at the north end before heading back and a left turn and down about 150 steps to the lighthouse. A warm flat coke is what you get for doing this ,thanks.
Back up a few rude words might of been said by me at this stage, the water station at the top is such a great sight and very much needed, I filled my bottle up with what I thought was water and poured it over my head, only then realising it was lemon squash. Poured loads of water over my head and soaked my hat to wash off. Just the centre path back now ish,
Just before you get to village you're sent off on a little loop to make up the distance this is slight up hill all the way I think or at least it felt like it. My watch I'm hit 13.1 miles and the finish line was not in sight, as you get towards the village your met by the other runners and spectators clapping and shouting but more importantly holding beers, I crossed the line picked up my medal and then got a pint.
I think I might be in love with Lundy, if you get a chance to go I suggest you take it. If you get a chance to run here well that my friend is up to you.
A special thanks to the support crew Margot and Bernard, and my three ELR team mates Jonathan Fiona and Andrew.
Now to rest my legs.
Run Through Dorney Lake Half Marathon - Sunday 18th July 2021
Explorer Run: World's Biggest Medal Half Marathon - Sunday 18th July 2021
|Nathaniel Dye||2.27.30||7th of 56|
Orion Forest Five Series - Event 1, Chingford Plains. - Saturday 17th July 2021
Chase The Sun 5km, Olympic Park - Wednesday 14th July 2021
Chase The Sun 10km, Olympic Park - Wednesday 14th July 2021
Pan Celtic Ride : 1,242 miles - Tuesday 13th July 2021
|Sarah Burns||5d, 6.53.37||40th|
Total time 9 days, 1 hr, 58m & 42sec / Total moving time 5 days, 6 hrs, 53 mins& 37 secs.
Day 1 109.7 miles ; Day 2 147.2 miles; Day 3 121.3 miles; Day 4 155.2 miles
Day 5 134.5; Day 6 163.5; Day 7 131.8; Day 8 84.23(football); Day 9 127; Day 10 49.2 miles.
Vitalty Westminister Mile, Hatfield House - Sunday 11th July 2021
|Marc Akers||10.17||with family|
Vitality 10,000m, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire - Sunday 11th July 2021
|Shahib Miah Ali||44.19||136th|
Mark reports: Finally managed to run this race after it was re-arranged a few times and the organisers decided to hold it in Hatfield Park (not London). Getting there was fine and we started off in different time blocks (social distance). The start was a long path that felt like it took about 2 mins before it began to thin out as you were trying to pass people ahead of you. It was all run on undulating paths with a few small hills thrown in for good measure, to keep you on your toes. I was pretty happy with my time, I ran with Ken who stayed ahead of me all the way. I was glad it was over as it was a very warm day and some of the small hills do take it out of your legs. So it can only be on wards and upwards from here (I think).
Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon - Sunday 11th July 2021
|Caroline Frith||1.56.30||14th, 2nd female.|
Race Report for the Chiltern Ridge Half Marathon
Little did I know when I was splashing and bog snorkelling my way through the various XC courses over the winter, silently (and not so silently) cursing Jacob, Alexandra and Grant, that they would actually be really good practice for my first ever trail half marathon.
When a friend sent me the info for Chiltern Ridge Trail Half in April, I jumped at the chance - after all, a trail race in July couldn't possibly be muddy.
It only had 125 places, was really low key so I entered, looking forward to a race with zero pressure.
The course had nearly 1800ft of ascent so for the past few months I've really focussed on finding plenty of hills to run up - both locally in Epping forest and on the SW coast path when we were on holiday in May. My friend and I recceed it 10 days beforehand and not only was there plenty of mud, some of the hills were not runnable as they were so steep. We also went wrong a few times and did a whole section in the wrong direction - this was going to be tougher than I had originally thought.
My aim was sub 2 hrs which I thought was just about doable if things went well on the day.
The race started and finished in Wendover in Buckinghamshire. We had a 45 minute starting window, so we registered at the pub down the rd from the start, then wandered over, lined up and we were off. They set us off one by one at intervals, each one of us with a wrist band that we had to scan on the starterâ€™s phone to activate. The first mile is straight up Coombe Hill then along the ridgeway before dropping down into the prime minister's country estate at Chequers. Lots of gates and security cameras to navigate, no time to see if Boris was home. A lot of the route was in woods and thankfully in the shade as it was sunny and warm out in the open. There was one water station that you passed in both directions, and straight after that at about 4 miles was the first killer hill that I power walked up, bent double with my hands on my knees. As a nice touch the photographer was at the top to catch our grimaces.
There was then a figure of 8 loop of white leaf nature reserve, which included more hills and mud, and a long section straight across a field of waist high broad beans!
Eventually we came back to the water station and from there it was 3 miles, mostly up hill, to the finish at the top of Coombe Hill. I had 30 mins to do the 3 miles if I was to make my sub 2 hr goal, but I still had to walk a couple of the hills because by then running up them would have been futile.
Lots of walkers out, I tripped over one dog who was chasing all the runners, plenty of gates to open and close, a few stiles to clamber over.
Thankfully with about a mile to go I knew I was going to make my target time. I had no idea I was coming second lady as well - I had passed 2 ladies in the first 3 miles then not seen any others for the whole race. I ran chunks of it on my own but could usually see someone up ahead, and parts of it ran with one or two others as we leap frogged each other up and down the hills - me over taking on the ups and being over taken on the downs.
The finish was by Coombe Hill Monument over looking the picturesque Aylesbury Vale and I was very glad to stop running! A nice chunky medal was given to me as I scanned my wristband on the phone again to finish.
The race required a bit of self sufficiency- the water station didn't provide cups or bottles so you had to provide your own. I ran with a camelbak for the first time which was fine. You were also required to have the route on your phone in case of navigation errors but actually the course was really well marked - it was fun spotting the arrows and orange ribbons tied to the trees.
The organisers were Runaway Adventures who I had never heard of but I highly recommend them now. I definitely plan on doing it again next year - would be fun to be joined by some more ELRs.
My final time was 1.56.30, just over a minute behind the leading lady and as it turned out we were the only 2 female finishers to come in under 2 hrs. Caroline
Royal Parks Series - Regents Park 5km - Saturday 10th July 2021
|John Henry||17.05||4th, 1st V40|
Essex XC Series, Thorndon Country Park - Saturday 10th July 2021
Orion's Fast Friday 10,000m at Walthamstow track. - Friday 9th July 2021
Essex 5000m Senior Championship, Chelmsford AC - Wednesday 7th July 2021
|Paul Quinton||16.56.8||5th, B Race|
|Zoila Gilham-Fernandez||19.42 pb||4th, Ladies race|
Zoila reports: My mini Race report from the Essex 5000m track race.
It had been a long long time since I raced track and it was always the shorter races - 200m, 400m as a cadet. Luckily back then for the county and national cadet races they loaned us track spikes. So I took the plunge and wore mine.
I had taken half a day off work so I could go home to grab my kit before taking the long journey from North West London to Chelmsford.
I walked the mile and a half from the station to chelmsford athletics centre as a nice warm up.
The whole journey I kept an eye on my sugar levels which were dropping nicely. So I reduced my insulin rate so they wouldn't drop during the race.
Pre race my sugars were 15.3mmol/L so I did a correction dose of insulin.
I put on my spikes and ran up and down a bit on the side of the track for a quick reminder of how they feel.
The gun went off and off we went. I was running 4th quite close behind Kathryn. I eventually thought to myself I can handle a little more effort to run past her and ended up running 3rd for a while. I kept looking at my watch seeing my sugars were climbing up and up to 18.7mmol/L which at about half way meant I had the most horriffic all body stitch. One of the Colchester ladies ended up running past me with 2 or 3 laps left to run.
I was glad to hear the bell for the final lap and tried my best for a sprint finish but I did not feel great at all.
I finished 4th lady with a time of 19:42 (16 seconds knocked off my 5km PB) and incredibly high sugars levels.
Yateley 10km - Wednesday 7th July 2021
Festival of Endurance, Hever Castle (The Aquathon) - Sunday 4th July 2021
1.9k swim 40.53
10.5k run 59.05
Festival of Endurance, Hever Castle (The Gauntlet) middle distance tri - Sunday 4th July 2021
1.9k swim 48.51
90k bike 3.47.05
half m 1.51.19
Regents Park 10km Summer Series - Sunday 4th July 2021
|Shahib Miah Ali||41.58||13th|
Run Harrogate 10km (multi terrain) - Sunday 4th July 2021
|John Henry||39.30||15th |
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km - Saturday 3rd July 2021
|Morag Campbell||1.00.23 pb||106th|
Chase The Sun 10km, Victoria Park - Wednesday 30th June 2021
|Betty Bohane||42.04||26th, 3rd lady|
Chase The Sun 5km, Victoria Park - Wednesday 30th June 2021
Sikhs in the City Dawn to Dusk 10km - Sunday 27th June 2021
Sikhs in the City Dawn to Dusk Ultra - Sunday 27th June 2021
|Nathaniel Dye||7.44.06||82.57kms, 1st place|
Nat reports; Dawn til Dusk Ultra Race Report
Well that was unexpected! After almost eight hours of running and eating, I seem to have picked up my first ever race win!
I certainly didn't go into this with at all lofty ambitions. After two weeks of abandoned long runs due to niggles and a throat infection that's still there, I was simply hoping to turn up and get in some useful training miles without having to carry all my own food. But upon starting, it appeared I was in good enough shape to move around at something like my easy pace of around 8 minute miles.
I was immediately hit with the realisation that the training this year must be paying off as what used to be a walking hill was, today, most definitely a running one. I'm sure I don't need to describe the route - 2km of unremarkable pavement on and around the back of Woodford Avenue. That said, the availability of food and water more than makes up for the lack of scenery as far as I'm concerned!
And so the miles ticked by with a familiarity that became strangely, almost transcendentally comforting. The occasional visits from ELRs taking photos and waving were a great boost too of course! I sacrificed the weight of a running vest for the ability to run without stopping too much and gain some momentum, which continued through marathon distance, then to 50k (4:17-PB!).
By this point, I started asking myself how long I should keep running, given I've got a 100 miler in a month's time, and resolved to aim for 50 miles, but take my foot off the gas a little. It was also around this time that I started noticing that no one seemed to be overtaking me and that I might be doing quite well. To my utter disbelief (I had a rather strange conversation with the timing person where I had to be told this about 5 times) it turned out I was leading the race by about 10k. This gave me enough motivation to keep going and grind out an unassailable lead.
With about 3 hours of the 8 to go, I was pretty much the only person still running and not walking up hill, but I still couldn't quite believe I was on track for the win. Someone even called me the Duracell bunny! I just focussed on the 50 miles and, despite slowing to 9 minute miles at best by the end, hit that milestone with just over half an hour to go. I walked/ran one more lap before my legs started to complain enough for me to call it a day 15 minutes early, not wishing to push my luck!
I was then presented with a small (but weighty) trophy and, more importantly, a plate of delicious hot samosas. Hoping to see a load of ELRs next time - it's still a really fun and friendly race!
Centurion Legionnaires Sprint Tri, Welwyn Garden - Sunday 27th June 2021
750m swim 19.55 3.30
20.3k bike 53.39 1.51
5k run 35.06
Maya: I have finally forgiven Talulah the Trek for throwing me off in January.
Today she helped me whiz round a triathlon nearly six minutes faster than last year,
which I am delighted with. I am also delighted with my finishers cap.
''Incremental gains' is my new favourite phrase.
MK Marathon - Sunday 27th June 2021
Mark: Glad this race started at 07:30 for me and the bad weather held off.
This course was great with only a few slight undulations which got to me with about
4 miles left to go. Other than that, quite enjoyed it as I ran it quicker than last
year and finishing inside the MK Football stadium.
Run Through Velopark Half Marathon - Saturday 26th June 2021
|Katherine Harris||2.02.40||16th, 1st FV40|
Run Through Velopark 10km - Saturday 26th June 2021
|Richard Cravitz ||57.20|
Orion Harriers, John Clarke Memorial Fell Race - Friday 25th June 2021
|Maya Goodwin||1.11.42||136th tailmarkers|
|Katherine Harris||1.11.48||137th tailmarkers|
Elvis 2: East End Road Runners Midsummer 5km, Olympic Park - Wednesday 23rd June 2021
|David Jordan||15.48||2nd scorer|
|Paul Quinton||16.43||4th , 1st MV40 scorer|
|Tom Howourth||16.57||7th scorer|
|John Henry||16.57||8th scorer|
|Fabrizio Stefanoni||17.09 pb||10th scorer|
|Scott McMillan||17.11 pb||11th scorer|
|Robert Spread||17.23 pb||15th|
|Joseph Gunn ||18.17||26th|
|Daniel ODonoghue||18.30 pb||29th|
|Nathaniel Dye||19.11 pb||44th|
|Mark Wyatt||19.20 course pb||45th |
|Daniel Lee||19.28||50th 48th|
|Sandeep Mashiana||19.29||52nd 50th|
|Shahib Miah Ali||19.51||58th 55th|
|Mark Moir||19.52||59th 56th|
|Nicholas Copas||20.04 elr debut||65th 62nd|
|Scott Hemmens||20.07||67th 64th|
|Jacob Stevens||20.37||81st 76th|
|Calvin Bobin||20.42||83rd 78th|
|Jonathan Shaw||20.50||89th 83rd|
|Michael Bamford||21.02||95th 88th|
|Caroline Frith||21.06||96th, 8th ,1st FV40 scorer|
|Becky Evans||21.23 pb||103rd, 10th scorer|
|Ava Lee||21.30||105th, 11th scorer|
|Stuart Norris||21.37||108th 97th|
|Vinesh Sampath Kumar||21.40 pb||111th 100th|
|Paula Bedford||21.44||113th, 12th scorer|
|Chloe Millan||22.01||119th, 14th scorer|
|Kasia Stachowiak||22.03||124th, 16th scorer|
|George Relf||22.28 elr debut||129th 111th|
|Grant Conway||22.28||131st 113th|
|Clive Stephenson||22.34||135th 117th|
|Selina Vernal||22.57||147th 23rd|
|James Creed||23.11||153rd 128th|
|Albert Ng||23.12 pb elr debut||156th 129th|
|Katherine Harris||23.18||158th 28th|
|Peter Hatley||23.20||160th 132nd|
|Jason Levy||23.26||162nd 133rd|
|Catriona Hoult||23.44 pb||174th 37th|
|Andrea Waller||23.52 course pb||179th 40th|
|Richard Guest||24.00||186th 143rd|
|Catherine Perry||24.00||187th 44th|
|Andrew Howard||24.02||189th 144th|
|Joanna Neville||24.03 pb||190th 46th|
|Kathryn Hertzberg||24.05||191st 47th|
|Gail Edwards||24.18 pb||199th 51st|
|Mark Durrant||24.33||206th 150th|
|Iftikhar Ahmed||24.38 pb||207th 151st|
|Samir Younsi||24.38||208th 152nd|
|Suzanne Bench||24.38||209th 57th|
|David Hallybone||24.40||210th 153rd|
|Grace Turner||24.46 pb||213th 60th|
|Janet Bywater||24.49||214th 61st|
|Ciaran Canavan||24.51||216th 154th|
|Sandra Preston||24.52 pb||217th 63rd|
|Tina Bennett||25.04 course pb||227th 69th|
|Katrina Betteridge||25.06 pb||229th 70th|
|Steven Bywater||25.09||232nd 160th |
|Michael Wilson||25.23||240th 167th|
|Debbie Shearing||25.31 pb||247th 76th|
|Amy Martin||25.31 pb elvis debut||249th 78th|
|Suzanne Taylor||26.06||259th 85th|
|Denys Vuika||26.18||263rd 177th|
|Carolyn Edwards||26.29||269th 89th|
|Caroline Moore||27.12||278th 96th|
|Morag Campbell||27.50 pb||290th 103rd|
|Jayne Browne||28.03||298th 108th|
|Kathy Morrissey||28.10 pb||302nd 110th|
|Helen McGuinness||28.20||303rd 111th|
|Anna Dingle||28.35||308th 114th|
|Fiona Day||28.37||309th 115th|
|Catherine Brett||28.58||312th 117th|
|Victoria Charlesworth||29.11||319th 123rd|
|Frank Brownlie||29.15||321st 198th|
|Iuliia Vuika||29.18||323rd 125th|
|Diana Rexhepaj||29.20||324th 126th|
|Stuart Barton||29.24||325th 199th|
|Alice Barrett||29.25||326th 127th|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||30.56||341st 138th|
|Maya Goodwin||34.55||364th 158th|
|Joanna Qiu||35.31||367th 160th|
|Samia Choudhury||37.09||372nd 163rd|
|Elizabeth ODonnell||37.12||373rd 164th|
|Katy Taylor||37.30||375th 166th|
In case you haven't seen the provisional results from ELVIS 2, they are here, and what a set of results they are for the red army! As well as PBs and great times all over the places, we had some prize winners: David Jordan second man, Paul Quinton first VM40, and Caroline Frith first VW40. For the second successive race, the men's team (David, Paul, Tom Howourth, John Henry, Fabrizio Stefanoni and me) were comprehensive winners, and after coming a very narrow second in Dagenham, it looks like the women's team (Caroline, Becky Evans, Ava Lee, Paula Bedford, Chloe Millan and Kasia Stachowiak) were wait for it JOINT FIRST (hang on, shouldn't it go to penalties or something?).
As I said, these are provisional results, so please check that your result is included! We've already spotted an issue with Danny Lee's result and EERR are onto it, but let us know if there are any other omissions that need correction before the results are finalised.
What a great night - well done everyone, from a very proud team captain! Scott
Victoria Park 10km - Sunday 20th June 2021
|Karan Gadhia||40.27 pb||24th|
|Shahib Miah Ali||42.08||35th|
Dartford Midnight Half Marathon - Saturday 19th June 2021
|Diana Rexhepaj||2.20.55||37th, 2nd FSV|
Dartford Midnight Marathon - Saturday 19th June 2021
Camino Ultra 50km, Lea Valley - Saturday 19th June 2021
The Wall 2021: 70m Carlisle to Newcastle - Friday 18th June 2021
|Peter Hatley||18.06.44||Grade: Expert|
5000m Fest, Track, Lee Valley - Wednesday 16th June 2021
|Patrick Brown||17.31.5||5th, Sen Men 5000|
|Robert Spread||18.54.6||7th, Men Vets 5000|
Chase The Sun 5km, Clapham Common - Wednesday 16th June 2021
|Ross Lucas||23.53||38th , 1st V50|
Woodford Green Open 800m - Tuesday 15th June 2021
Saxon Shore Half Marathon - Sunday 13th June 2021
758 finishers, Women 81st of 364.
Debbie was in action in the 4th Saxon Shore Half Marathon held over the scenic seafronts of Whitstable and Herne Bay on an out and back course with a notorious hill into Beltinge and finishing up a final hill to the castle. It wasn't an easy course and the effect was not helped by the sunshine and there being no shade or cooling breeze. Plenty of reports thanking the marshals but a water station at only halfway, then nothing for the rest of the race or at the finish due to covid restrictions.
Debbie comments: Thanks for the mention. It was tough in the heat, so I realised a couple of miles in I was not going to get anywhere near a PB. And at least 1 minute of my time was taken up by me pouring water over myself at the 1 water station!! But the whole time, I kept looking forward to a swim in the sea at the end and it made it all worth it!
Dorney Lake 5km - Saturday 12th June 2021
Conquer Crystal Palace Half Marathon - Saturday 12th June 2021
Essex XC Trail Series, Belhus Woods Country Park - Saturday 12th June 2021
Norfolk Arms fell race, Peak District - Friday 11th June 2021
Also Euan Brown 1st 41.25 & Alex Day 6th 42.48. 50 finishers.
Chase The Sun 10km, QEOP - Wednesday 9th June 2021
|Paul Quinton||37.37||7th, 1st V40|
|Clive Stephenson||48.45||91st, 1st V60|
|Richard Guest||49.37||102nd, |
Stour Valley Trail Half Marathon - Sunday 6th June 2021
Conquer24, Exeter - Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June 2021
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||4 x 5m|
|Jacob Stevens||6 x 5m|
1st place in the Mixed Large Team was Smells Like Team Spirit
33 laps in 24.16.29, fastest lap 36.03, average of 44.08.
Lap distance: approx 5 miles trail. Team size: 7
Alexandra reports: What a weekend! In 2019, a group of people decided to enter a 24 hours trail relay race in Devon: Conquer 24 and a few lockdowns later, it finally happened with a great addition as our chairman joined our team of 7 (2 ELRs, 3 Ilford AC and 2 D88 runners) a few months ago. Jacob and I were particularly happy it was going ahead as two relay races we had entered this year had been cancelled: The Spitfire Scramble and The Ragnar White Cliffs.
The drive was long but we had a good night of sleep on Friday night in Exeter before Jacob, Diarmuid and I drove to the castle where the rest of the team had spent the night and we started to strategize. We knew we would have to adapt on the way but we didn't know how much more serious our planned 'laid-back/we are here to enjoy ourselves and just participate' attitude would have to switch.
We started with our 3 faster runners: Diarmuid,
Aaron with me as the meat of the sandwich then Jacob, Nils and Lee (with a broken toe) would finish the rota. We were warned about some hills but I couldn't see any so didn't really worry about them (foolish me!) and the guys went so fast that I had just around 5 hours in between my laps. I might have commented a bit (very gently, I am sure!) about the fact that they should slow down. Then, came the night and we started to realize that we were leading the Large mixed team category! What ? That was not the plan at all !!! So, suddenly my 'well, guys, I will try to do 3 laps but really can't do 4' became then a 'Not only I'll do a 4th one but I'll give it my greatest efforts' So, I was still a slug but at least I was a consistent slug with about 57 mins for each 5 miles lap, there was no way I could run those 5 hills! Many highlights but my favourite was hearing the midnight church bells as I was passing the castle during my night run! Some have given extra efforts as Diarmuid ran 7 laps (included 2 doubles), Jacob: 6 including the last one and
Nils ran his last lap with a twisted ankle. We ran a total of 33 laps and realised our main competition was actually running in another category only when they gave them their trophy. That was a second amazing surprise and we were ecstatic!
It was a really well organised event by a super humble race director who is clearly an experienced runner (he ran the African Continent from West to East !) and they thought of everything : large carpark, great well marked course with beautiful lights at night, showers on site, toilets regularly cleaned, unlimited drinking water, free sports massages from sports students, food trucks and even a funny commentator who couldn't pronounce my name!
Jacob and I were quite tired on the way back to drive so happy we were sharing it but there is a big chance we might go back next year â€¦ With more ELRs this time, maybe ?
Run Through Hertfordshire Half Marathon, Knebworth - Sunday 6th June 2021
Andrew: Today's lesson, don't try to run a half marathon 3 days after your 2nd covid jab.
South Cambridge Half Marathon - Saturday 5th June 2021
Run To The Sea Brighton 50km - Saturday 5th June 2021
Nat reports: Run to the Sea 50k Race Report
Being the first running of this event, people might like to know the deal for next Year, so here's what it was like:
I took the option of a bus from the finish in Hove, to the start at a very posh school in Horsham. The organisers made a huge effort to be covid compliant, with half full busses and a start staggered over two hours to allow for distancing. As well as finish line bags, they had the option of leaving snacks etc at two of the checkpoints, which might be useful for some. I didn't use this option as there was loads of food and water at the four checkpoints anyway.
The first 14 miles were really flat and along a shady path - the South Downs link. I probably didn't need trail shoes, even with the rain yesterday and the paths were good and runnable throughout. You don't often get this luxury on ultras and I pushed on whilst the going was good before hitting the Downs. This bit was the polar opposite - lots of steep climbs and with no cover from the sun. Then again, the scenery was beautiful. After some undulation, the descent to the Brighton seafront seemed well earned and I kept going without losing too much pace, which must be a benefit of all the recent miles in training.
For anyone looking for a first point to point ultra and glorious day out, I'd really recommend it. Definitely easier than Beachy Head!
Elvis 1: Dagenham 88 Runners 5 ish, Dagenham Park - Wednesday 2nd June 2021
|Patrick Brown||29.28||7th - 7th scorer|
|Fabrizio Stefanoni||29.31 pb||8th,- 8th 1st MV40 - scorer|
|Paul Woodmansey||29.37||9th - 9th scorer|
|Robert Spread||30.01||12th - 12th scorer|
|Scott McMillan||30.03 pb||13th - 13th scorer|
|John Henry||30.25||17th - 17th scorer|
|Alex Pickering||31.17||20th - 20th|
|Billy Rayner||31.22||22nd - 22nd|
|Daniel ODonoghue||31.26||23rd - 23rd|
|Joseph Gunn ||31.31||24th - 24th|
|Karan Gadhia||32.05 pb||29th - 29th|
|Mark Wyatt||32.23||32nd - 32nd|
|Sandeep Mashiana||32.45||36th - 36th|
|James Nichols||33.26||43rd - 43rd|
|Mark Moir||33.29||44th - 44th|
|Daniel Lee||33.54||50th - 49th|
|Calvin Bobin||34.38||56th - 54th|
|Shahib Miah Ali||35.00||63rd - 60th|
|Jacob Stevens||35.51||73rd - 69th|
|Becky Evans||36.03||75th,- 5th 1st FV50 scorer|
|Louis Le Roux||36.16||77th - 72nd|
|Jimmy Dale||36.19||78th - 73rd|
|Kasia Stachowiak||37.11 pb||87th - 7th scorer|
|Clive Stephenson||37.13||88th - 81st|
|Chloe Millan||37.23||91st - 8th scorer|
|Vinesh Sampath Kumar||37.44||97th - 88th|
|Ava Lee||38.02||103rd,- 12th 1st FV40 scorer|
|Selina Vernal||39.17||115th - 16th scorer|
|James Creed||39.20||117th - 100th|
|Grant Conway||39.27||122nd - 105th|
|Michael Wilson||39.31||124th - 106th|
|Emily Clarke||39.35||126th - 19th scorer|
|Jason Levy||39.35 pb||127th - 108th|
|Richard Guest||40.35||137th - 112th|
|Liam Dempsey||41.20 pb||145th - 116th|
|Sandra Preston||41.41 pb||148th - 30th|
|Cathal Lynch||42.29||155th - 122nd|
|Steven Bywater||42.59||163rd - 128th|
|Andrew Howard||43.04||164th - 129th|
|Catriona Hoult||43.26||168th - 37th|
|David Hallybone||43.57||172nd - 134th|
|Janet Bywater||44.02||174th - 39th|
|Denys Vuika||44.04||176th - 137th|
|John Healy||44.28||180th - 141st|
|Debbie Shearing||45.13||187th - 44th|
|Bernadett Kalmar||45.39||192nd - 47th|
|Caroline Moore||46.04||195th - 49th|
|Morag Campbell||47.41 pb||209th - 59th|
|Kathy Morrissey||47.50 pb||213th - 63rd|
|Viktor Szabadi||47.53||214th - 151st|
|Helen McGuinness||48.56||224th - 70th|
|Isabella Allan||50.40||232nd - 74th|
|Alice Barrett||50.50 pb||233rd - 75th|
|Frank Brownlie||50.59||234th - 159th|
|Veronica Carrasco||51.04||235th - 76th|
|Iuliia Vuika||51.18||236th - 77th|
|Diana Rexhepaj||51.28||236th - 78th|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||52.41||242nd - 84th|
|Victoria Charlesworth||53.29||243rd - 85th|
|Maya Goodwin||1.03.52||256th - 92nd|
|Katy Taylor||1.03.53||257th - 93rd|
Men 1st 66pts, Ilford AC 2nd 99pts
Ladies 2nd 67pts, Ilford 1st 65pts
Boston Marathon (UK) - Monday 31st May 2021
|John Henry||2.53.11 pb||76th|
|Robert Dixon||2.57.59 pb||106th|
Angles Way Ultra 50km - Sunday 30th May 2021
Nick: Wahey! We're ultra marathon runners! Survived the Angles Way 50km. Expected it to be tough, but it exceeded all expectations. It started hurting less than half way round and didn't get easier. Maud Hodson's advice was to start slow. I managed that, but then just got even slower! Plenty of walk breaks for even the slightest hint of a hill. Very beautiful route through the Norfolk Broads and perfect weather - blue skies but enough of a breeze to keep cool (a lot cooler than London I think).
The final straw for me was getting back to the hotel desperate for a shower to find it broken, so ended up trying to wash of sweat in the basin.
Catriona: Nick Hoult and I are finally home and gradually recovering from the Angles Way 50km, our first ultra. It was even tougher but also more lovely than I expected. They took us by bus to the start and then we followed a long distance footpath through the Norfolk Broads back to Great Yarmouth. Very scenic, very flat (although I still took walk break at the slightest hint of a hill) and almost perfect weather. But boy - 50km felt like a loooong way. I'd naively thought that it was 'only' 5 miles more than a marathon, but that's not how it felt. I felt like I'd already done a marathon by about 13 miles in and from then on my smiley optimism turned to swearing and groaning all the way.
The field became so spread out that at times I didn't see another soul for miles and it felt like you were the only person in the world. I was quite surprised to see the results and discover that we both finished comfortably in the top half.
We stayed a second night in Great Yarmouth before coming back today and managed a portion of chips in the hotel bar AFTER our dinner. It's not often you can get away with that.
We're raising money for Place2Be which offers mental health support in schools. Lots of people have been very generous and we've raised very nearly £1000.
Folkstone Coastal 10km - Sunday 30th May 2021
London To Brighton 100km - Saturday 29th May 2021
|Paula Bedford||12.52.58||27th, 5th lady|
Old Deer Park Start
Green Lane Rec - 11.8k - 1.13.22 - 150th
Oak Park - 24.6k - 2.38.15 - 132nd
New Henshaw Farm - 41.4k - 4.44.13 - 108th
Tulleys Farm - 56.1k - 6.49.03 - 82nd
Ardingly College 67.8k - 8.27.11 - 59th
Wivelsfield 80.2k - 10.21.37 - 42nd
Plumpton Coll 88.2k - 11.18.56 - 34th
Brighton Races 100k - 12.52.58 - 27th
Kempton Park Marathon - Saturday 29th May 2021
|Ford Cadiogan||4.56.53||270th of 299.|
Run Through Velopark Series Half Marathon - Saturday 29th May 2021
|Katherine Harris||2.11.51||2nd V40|
Be Fit Today Track Academy, Jim Peters Stadium, Dagenham (800m) - Saturday 29th May 2021
Big East Triathlon, - Sunday 23rd May 2021
|Maya Goodwin||25.58 swim only|
Results: Swim leg was reduced to 500m due to water temperature, cycle leg was cancelled due to road obstruction. Results were compiled using swim and run only. Some chose not to the run leg but he Aquabike which should have been swim and bike.
Caroline Today was the Big East Triathlon , which I entered when I assumed the weather would be warm by now!! The swim was touch and go but they finally decided to go ahead with a shorter 500m distance as the water temp was only 12c - for me it was an exercise in not drowning as it was in a tidal estuary with a strong current. The 27 mile bike was reduced to 10 because a 20 tonne digger overturned, closing the road(!) but the run was the full 10k and I loved it and we got to go to the pub.
Maya ; An Aquabike event is a triathlon without the running. So the best bits of a triathlon really I think.
Today's event was a 500m swim and a 25k bike. After a delayed start we were in the marina to swim. It was choppy and bouncy and tasted so salty, and the buoys kept drifting as we swam round them. And on the final stretch the tide pulled you away from the finish if you stopped swimming. I was VERY pleased to reach solid ground.
After spending most of transition muttering to myself about how I was never going in the sea again, I gingerly got on my bike. 'Let that go now Maya. The swim is done, it was horrid, but it's done. Now just ride.â€™
I set off, and after about a mile I was finding my pedal legs and starting to feel comfortable. And then, competitors were riding back. What? My swim wasn't THAT slow surely? And they started to shout as they passed me: "The road is closed, turn round!"
And eventually I did. Back to transition, and we were told the cycle was cancelled. The run was still on though if we fancied it? We didn't. We walked instead, and had a lovely time, and then had a pub lunch.
Quite a lot of faff, money, time and travel for a 500m swim and 5 mile cycle. But you know what? It was worth it. I learnt a lot about sea swimming: breathe on the side away from the waves, don't give up trying, don't swallow it. And I was proud of how I managed to put my swim stress away so I could ride.
And our 5k walk was lovely. As was the pub lunch.
Alexandra; Great outdoor day at the Big East Triathlon today with Maya Goodwin, Sarah Burns, Anna Dingle, Caroline Frith and Michael Bamford!
A bit of an atypical one, because of the water temperature, we only got the sea swim confirmed (and shortened to my despair) one hour before the delayed start. Then, an accident on the road meant a road block and having the route rerouted (for those patient enough to wait for it) or shorten (to my delight!).
And the run, oh gosh, was tough ! Grassy, windy seawall field for the second part.
But it was all forgotten when we all had lunch together, where I noticed that triathletes were a lot less social than runners, they all went home directly after the event! Unbelievable, that's the best part!!!!
Run Through Olympic Park 5km - Saturday 22nd May 2021
|Ross Lucas||22.34||23rd, 1st V50|
Woodford Green Invite Meeting, Ashton Playing Fields - Saturday 22nd May 2021
Hurdles & Middle Distance events, Bromley - Saturday 22nd May 2021
|Patrick Brown||16.42.33||8th , 5000m|
Lake Dorney Half Marathon - Saturday 22nd May 2021
|Paul Quinton||1.13.59 pb||3rd, 1st V40|
|Ford Cadiogan||2.01.20 pb||273rd|
Run Through Olympic Park 10km - Saturday 22nd May 2021
|Jamie Xavier||44.15||60th male|
|Katherine Harris||48.03||10th lady, 2nd FV40|
|Debbie Shearing||54.13||38th lady|
|Arthur Diaz||58.43||173rd man|
Shires and Spires Ultra 35m (55.5k) - Sunday 16th May 2021
|Ford Cadiogan||9.13.43||214th / 223.|
Colchester Stampede Volunteers - Sunday 16th May 2021
Michael and I volunteered at the Colchester Stampede 10k this morning-
we had an excellent vantage point next to the elephants which provided
great amusement amongst the runners, with many of the more leisurely
ones stopping for selfies on the way past. Only one torrential downpour
and we got to have a mooch around the zoo afterwards. It seemed friendly
and well organised, I have no idea what the course was like but Iâ€™ve
heard rumours of hills.
Run Through Colchester Stampede 10km - Sunday 16th May 2021
|Gail Edwards||51.27 pb||347th|
|Amy Martin||53.47 pb||448th|
It was brutal but sweet after all. I got leg cramps at mile 14 so I have to JogWalk
the remaining distance. Yes, I finished the race & seems they had been considering
the time limits. Unfortunately medals from the supplier did not arrive on time so
it will be mailed soon.
Kew Air 10km, Kew Gardens - Saturday 15th May 2021
|Robert Spread||35.57 pb||12th|
|Suzanne Bench||50.14||367th, 4th (age group)|
Great race, very bendy! Pretty busy at the start but cleared out and was lovely scenery.
Was really good, felt very safe and well organised. Free places for us too as NHS. Happy days. And cake afterwards obvs!
Reunion 5km, Kempton Park - Saturday 15th May 2021
|John Henry||17.56||31st, halfway 8.40|
|Karan Gadhia||19.03 pb||72nd, halfway 9.23|
|Joanna Neville||24.12 pb||419th, 12.03.|
1089 finishers, B Race ( 785 A Race)
It was a good race though and we both really enjoyed it. Race B had a mass wave start which was brilliant to be part of again after so long. Nice flat route round the race course and surrounding area with a lake. Really well organised - it all felt very normal and safe. Hopefully we'll all be doing 5k on Saturday morning in 3 weeks time
Chase The Sun 5km, Olympic Park - Wednesday 12th May 2021
Chase The Moon 10km, QEOP - Wednesday 12th May 2021
|Morag Campbell||1.01.19 pb||271st|
Ultra X 125 Scotland : Day Two (50km) - Sunday 9th May 2021
|Jose Rodriguez||5.10.11||2nd, 1st overall.13.04.38|
Day 2 : 50 km in 5.10.11 (6.12 per km) . Averaging for 125 km : 6.16 per km or 10.06 per mile.
Day 2 began with Jose gaining another 5 minutes between the start and checkpoint 2,
but Carla then pushed ahead approaching CP3, then 4 and the finish.
Jose finished 2nd in 5.10.11, with a total time of 13.04.38.
He had won overall as Carla's time was 13.09.13.
Thank you everyone! It's been very hard today but manage to keep the first place.
Over the moon here! Can't wait to have a nice bath..
Report: Pt 2 - Sunday, I had breakfast and tried to stretch my poor legs. Overall I wasn't feeling that bad ( the long runs back to back seemed to have an effect)but my quads were still like rocks. We started at 8 am. I was first , follow every few seconds by the rest. The 2nd male, Paulius a sky runner from Latvia started very strong pushing in front of me..that made me slightly nervous...I had 1 hour cushion from the day before but I wonder if he just got lost and here he was full of energy ready to reduce that gap...I decided to don't let him go, even if a fast start wasn't what I had planned. I took the lead after 1st Check point and managed to keep it until 12-13 km to the end where Carla passed me looking much fresher than me My quads were very painful and not responding well so the downhills were very dangerous ( I had fallen previously in similar situations)and I tried to go slow and don't risk falling...I was controlling the gap with Carla and managed to win overall with around 4 min gap and 1h and 23 min ahead of 2nd male.
The organisation was spectacular. Everyone was so nice and friendly and marking was the only reason I'm still not lost in the mountains. The pizza and beer at the end was also amazing.
Overall I surprised myself with the result as living in London there are not many hilly places to train and I wasn't expecting to do so well up in the mountains. Training wise I just added the back to back long runs, nothing super-crazy...and I started using kettle bells for strength. By far, the most difficult/ stressful thing of the whole experience it was, without any doubt, trying to get ready the mandatory kit and all the essential kit and pack it in a 6kg bag..of course just as I was living the hotel on Saturday morning, my bag bursted open and I had to use a bin bag as a holdall bag the rest of the weekend. Not the most glamorous runner.
It was great to see all the support messages and see how much fun some of you had tracking me. You are all so supportive and amazing human beings.
Start-CP 1 Jose 43.41, Carla 44.20,
CP 1-2 : 55.22 , 59.49,
CP 2-3 : 1.29.45, 1.26.47,
CP 3-4 : 1.01.19, 56.48,
CP 4-Fin: 1.00.04, 49.22.
Ultra X 125 Scotland : Day One (75km) - Saturday 8th May 2021
125 km's in two days, 75 km on day 1 and 50 km on day 2 with 3,363 metres of climbing.
Day 1 finished in 1st place in 7.54.27 (6.19 per km), 2nd place was Carla Molinaro the
LEJOG World Record holder from 2020 in 8.10.38, giving him a 16 min cushion for Day 2.
Thanks guys!! You are so amazingly supportive!! ELR representative at ultraX Scotland!!
I just hope I can recover enough for tomorrow.
Report :Pt 1 - As promised here is the race report:
During the last couple of years I've increasingly got more bored of running on roads so I usually found myself running in the beautiful Epping forest. I started considering ultra and a friend of mine let me the book "The rise of the ultra runners by Adharaman Finn. I think as soon as I finished the book I signed up for my first ultra. I did the Country to Capital in January 2020 where I made the podium in 3rd position ( just in front of Carla Molinaro again). Last year has been really hard for training due to health issues and the cancellation of most races...and I did really struggled to put my shoes on and go for a run and virtual races did not motivate me neither...In September I signed up for an ultra( Chiltern wonderland 50 miles)I was still suffering from health issues and halfway I started suffering from cramps and for injured with my IT band even after that I manage to finish 7th...so I was very pleased and happy to being able to race.
Ultra X Scotland was my 3rd ultra marathon and my first multi-stage. The race was in the Highlands in Scotland, 125 km and 3.363 m around the mythical Loch Ness. Saturday we started in Inverness at 7 am and finished in Fort Augustus. I had never run in the mountains before so I wasn't sure what to expect and how my legs will respond in that type of terrain. The plan was to try and stay with Carla ( I knew we run to a similar pace and she is super-experience, but surprisingly I found myself leading and I was feeling comfortable. I decided to do my own race thinking they'll catch me soon. I was shock at the wilderness of the terrain ( jumping fences with barded wire), mud, snow, rocks, crossing rivers...but I have to admit that it was kind of fun. Around the last check point, I spoke to my husband who was tracking us. I didn't want to push unnecessarily as we had another 50 km to do the following morning but I wanted to keep some cushion time from Carla as I knew she will probably will recover much better than me. I finish first with 16 min cushion from the overall second ( Carla) and 1 hour with the second male...I was worried that I might have pushed too much on day 1 and I'll not be able to move on day 2 but I manage to keep this negative thoughts at bay. We slept in a tent in fort Augustus, it was cold and body was aching so no much sleep at all...the only luxury that we had it was hot water for the food. I made sure at ate right from the beginning ( dehydrated food is not that bad:), had some herbal tea and instant coffee to keep warm. It was a nice atmosphere, everyone was very friendly and congratulate me on my 1st day victory. I felt a bit out of place with the all attention if I'm honest... From there... keep warm, eat, drink and stretch...The camp was absolutely beautiful but it was absolutely cover by sheep excrements...not like you care too much to step on them at the time
London Spring 10km, Regents Park - Saturday 8th May 2021
Essex XC 10km series: Event 1 - Hylands Park - Saturday 8th May 2021
Essex Cycle Sportive (42 miles), Redbridge Cycle Circuit - Sunday 2nd May 2021
|Susannah McLaren||3.49.36 Bronze|
Maya Goodwin reports: Tour Essex Sportive. The short route.
I nearly stopped at 0.25 mikes, every bit of gravel and every dent in the road looked like it had bone breaking potential. I was terrified and 'I can't do it' was on repeat in my head. Not a great mantra to carry me along for the next four hours! Hmmm. Sarah Burns said that she uses a one syllable word on repeat for the bad times. So the next 10 miles were covered by me mainly saying 'jam' on repeat.
Miles 10-20 were covered by me mainly singing show tunes.
Miles 20-27 were covered by me mainly counting down the miles to the food station
Miles 27- 42 were covered by me mainly grumbling to myself.
And then I finished. I've just managed to get the dead fly out of my eye that flew in at 30 miles. So that was nice.
And now I'm mainly not getting off the sofa.
Country to Capital Ultra : 43 miles - Saturday 1st May 2021
|Regis Martin||6.55.48||71st of 202|
CP 1 7.5 miles 1.07.54
CP 2 17 miles 1.39.22 = 2.47.16
CP 3 26.2 miles 1.30.49 = 4.18.05
CP 4 32.9 miles 1.04.20 = 5.22.25
CP 5 37.1 miles 0.39.00 = 6.01.25
Fin 43 miles 0.54.23 = 6.55.48
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km - Saturday 1st May 2021
Sherry Media Maraton , Jerez (20.9kms) - Sunday 25th April 2021
|Antonio Martin Romero||1.20.45||1st|
Nice birthday present. Glad to run back on my land and see many friends,
even though I missed several minutes in the fastest part of the circuit
for a poorly placed beacon and down jumping enfangled vines to the
desperate and other things. The end time doesn't reflect how well I've
run, but I'm stuck with that I'm fit. 22.50 km for my Garmin.
(Translation on facebook)
Lee Valley Open track meet, 800m - Sunday 25th April 2021
|Fabrizio Stefanoni||2.16.01||2nd place, heat 2 800m|
Run Through Goodwood Motor Circuit Marathon - Sunday 25th April 2021
|Robert Spread||2.46.41 pb||16th, 5th V40|
|Paul Woodmansey||2.47.37 pb||17th, 6th V40|
Paul reports: A pb for me but it was hard work.
A PB that's stood for about 12 years but found it pretty tough!
Windy conditions and wouldn't do a lapped course again out of
choice. But got a decent GFA time for London next year which was
the aim so am pretty thrilled. The biggest shame was to have no
family/friends there to celebrate with - racing is pretty sterile
End Of The Year 10m, Staplehurst - Sunday 25th April 2021
Alice reports: Today I completed my first long race in over a year (10 miles).
I had to start marathon training with time on my feet so I thought this would be perfect.
The first 6 miles were lovely, there were ponies, llamas and rabbits and I was running
at a quicker pace than planned...and hadn't complained once! I then turned the corner
and saw hill after hill so had to have a cheeky little walk.
The last 2 miles felt tough and the scenery looked like the Essex 20 and due to only
running 6 miles in training it felt like I had run the Essex 20. I was aiming for 2 hours
so was pleased with my time, without the hills it would have been lovely.
Run Through Velopark 10km - Saturday 24th April 2021
Essex Marathon, Debden Airfield - Sunday 18th April 2021
|Kirk Johnson||5.02.34 pb||124th|
Michael Wilson: 37th Marathon and a new one for me.
6 laps (26.2 miles) of a measured course on a disused airfield around RAF Debden,
Carver Barracks, Near Saffron Walden, Essex. The shape of one lap of the course
is meant to resemble the figure of an aeroplane! Completely in the open, there
was no shelter from the early cold breeze and the sun later on. A great day out
and good to be able to run a marathon again.
Finishing Time: 4.23.03.
Run Through Leicestershire Half Marathon - Sunday 18th April 2021
|John Henry||1.17.21 pb||22nd|
Previous best was 1.20.17.
Loseley Park 10km - Sunday 18th April 2021
Tough race on hard rutted trails in glorious countryside around Loseley Hall
down near Guilford. Couple of very tough climbs but rewarded with amazing
views and a mainly downhill finish. Just over 150m of elevation gain - which
have to admit was a bit of a shock to system and big steep descent was almost
as bad as the climb!
Dorney Lake Half Marathon - Sunday 18th April 2021
|Paul Woodmansey||1.18.45 pb ||13th / 279|
Thanks. A PB for me, knocking nearly 3 mins off my best time set
12 years ago as a sprightly 28 yr old. If there's been one benefit
to lockdown, it's that I've been able to train consistently and
it seems to be paying dividends!
Chingford League Relays, Dagenham Park (2 miles) - Saturday 17th April 2021
A = 50.36 11th
B = 59.18 29th, 24th men's teams.
C = 61.07 34th, 8th ladies teams.
D = 70.59 48th, 17th ladies teams.
E = 83.05 56th, 21st ladies teams.
58 teams. 36 men & 22 ladies.
Chase The Sun 10km, Olympic Park - Wednesday 14th April 2021
|John Henry||33.33 pb||14th, 2nd V40|
Chase The Sun 5km, Olympic Park - Wednesday 14th April 2021
|Ross Lucas||22.10 pb||73rd, 2nd V50|
PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon - Sunday 11th April 2021
|Clive Stephenson||4.35.35 debut||87th|
The 98th Orion Mercury 10 - Saturday 10th April 2021
Chingford League - Event 3 - Hog Hill 5k (Redbridge Cycle Circuit) - Monday 5th April 2021
|Fabrizio Stefanoni||17.43||7th - 31st |
|Patrick Brown||17.45||9th - 34th|
|Scott McMillan||17.55||10th - 37th|
|Robert Spread||17.58 pb||12th - 38th|
|Billy Rayner||19.00||22nd - 62nd|
|Alexander Ward||19.39||27th - 81st|
|Thomas Burrard-Lucas||19.45||29th - 84th|
|Mark Wyatt||19.50||31st - 88th|
|Louis Le Roux||20.06||33rd - 95th|
|Mark Moir||20.18||35th - 97th|
|Andrew Baxter||20.43||39th - 102nd|
|Shahib Miah Ali||20.48||40th - 104th|
|Manjit Bedi||20.49||41st - 105th|
|James Nichols||20.57||42nd 108th|
|Karan Gadhia||21.10||45th - 113th|
|Jacob Stevens||21.36||48th - 125th|
|Calvin Bobin||21.51||53rd - 133rd|
|Neil Gage||22.16||54th - 143rd|
|Chloe Millan||22.23||55th - 20th|
|Clive Stephenson||22.49||60th - 143rd|
|Stuart Norris||22.52||62nd - 157th|
|Emily Clarke||22.52||63rd - 32nd|
|Michael Wilson||22.52||64th - 158th|
|Becky Evans||22.54||66th - 34th|
|Jonathan Shaw||23.01||68th - 160th|
|Grant Conway||23.28||70th - 169th|
|Kasia Stachowiak||23.52||72nd - 45th|
|Selina Vernal||23.53||73rd - 146th|
|Andy Bolderstone||24.12||74th - 178th|
|Daniel Peters||24.17||75th - 180th|
|Catherine Perry||24.51 (elr debut)||77th - 58th|
|Catriona Hoult||24.54||78th - 60th|
|Samir Younsi||25.13||80th - 187th|
|Katrina Betteridge||25.32 pb (elr debut)||83rd - 72nd|
|Richard Cravitz ||25.32 pb||84th - 191st|
|Kathryn Hertzberg||25.35||86th - 75th|
|Sandra Preston||25.35||87th - 76th|
|Ford Cadiogan||26.46||94th - 202nd|
|Anne-Marie Kennedy||26.54||96th - 89th|
|Denys Vuika||27.03||97th - 97th|
|Alex Jameson||27.25||98th - 98th|
|Martin Quinlan||27.36||99th - 204th|
|Nathaniel Dye||27.42||100th - 210th|
|Susannah McLaren||27.44||101st - 94th|
|Lucy Barron||27.57||102nd - 97th|
|Isabella Allan||28.01||104th - 99th|
|Regis Martin||28.41||105th - 216th|
|Anna Dingle||28.49||106th - 106th|
|Kathy Morrissey||29.12||107th - 113th|
|Catherine Brett||29.20||108th - 113th|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||30.52||115th - 126th|
|Lauren Stevenson||31.07||116th - 127th|
|Diana Rexhepaj||31.23||117th - 128th|
|Sallyann Eyles||32.47||118th - 130th|
|Imran Mustak||33.40||120th - 229th|
|Samia Choudhury||36.39||121st - 138th|
Total 232 men & 139 ladies. Positions above indicate position for
Race 3 men & women together, then position overall for men & women
in individual races.
Dorney Lake Marathon - Saturday 3rd April 2021
|Tom Howourth||2.43.40 pb||45th|
Kempton Racecourse Half Marathon - Saturday 3rd April 2021
|Paul Quinton||1.15.37||7th, 2nd V40|
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km - Saturday 3rd April 2021
|Grace Turner||51.13 pb||171st|
|Isabella Allan||58.51 pb||235th|
Stuart reports: A really well organised event at the Olympic park today,
cold and windy with a couple of hills thrown in as well. 4 laps with a staggered
start for Covid compliance. My time was 53:05 and I must say Iâ€™m very happy with
that as not run any races in a year. A nice bit of bling always puts a smile on my
face, great to see a few fellow ELR.
Mark Boulton: 1st race for 15 months, in 36.07. Hopefully enough to qualify
for Orion's Fast Friday.
ELR Virtual XC Race 5 - Pole Hill 5.2mi - Unofficial - March 2021
|Shahib Miah Ali||54.06||13th|
|Richard Cravitz ||55.41||17th|
ELR Virtual XC Race 4 - Claybury Park 5mi - Unofficial - February 2021
|Joseph Gunn ||33.48||3rd|
|Shahib Miah Ali||46.55||15th|
|Vinesh Sampath Kumar||46.56||16th|
|Richard Cravitz ||55.30||20th|
ELR Virtual XC Race 3 - Oak Hill 4.7mi - Unofficial - January 2021
|Joseph Gunn ||32.06||2nd|
|Shahib Miah Ali||42.17||13th|
|Richard Cravitz ||53.14||21st|
Results for 2021 -