2017 Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge (95km) , Pretoria, South Africa - Sunday 19th November 2017
|Louis Le Roux||3.39.54||5,859th|
|Rachel Le Roux||4.17.23||10,125th|
Last Years results :-Louis 3.57.02 and Rachel 4.25.10.
Windrush Tri Falling Leaves Duathlon, Velopark. - Sunday 19th November 2017
|Michael Bamford||51.41||22nd, 3rd in Age Cat|
|Sarah Burns||53.07||27th,3rd lady, 1st in Age Cat|
2 mile run, 10 mile cycle ,1 mile run.
Michael 6.37,7.25/14.03/2.50,2.50,2.54,2.58,2.57,2.56,3.01,2.57,3.01,4.09/30.37/7.01 = 51.41.
Sarah - 7.41,8.14/15.55/2.47,2.39,2.43,2.47,2.46,2.47,2.48,3.00,2.58,4.11/29.32/7.40 = 53.07
Valencia Marathon - Sunday 19th November 2017
|Shahib Miah Ali||3.41.37||7,038th|
Verona Marathon - Sunday 19th November 2017
|Roselin Boramakot||4.44.47 pb||2,542nd, 316th lady|
Verona Marathon 2017 race report - sorry, it's a long one!
Book a last minute holiday and what do I immediately do? Find somewhere to run, naturally. Marathon #4 for the year and #3 over the past 8 weeks. I'm crazy, I know.
I initially played with the idea of the full marathon, then decided to drop down to the half. I then found out that I was nominated in the female marathoners group for the club and well, that swung it for me!
Verona is just stunning. I couldn't wait to get out there and the views, it did not disappoint! The start was a bit crazy, there was so much security we were forced to line up as the guards checked our bibs one by one before allowing us through the gates. Armed police and soldiers lined the streets, I do not remember Paris or Berlin having this much security!
Conditions were perfect, cold but sunny and not a cloud in the sky! It made for incredible views as we ran along the Adige river with medieval monuments, rolling hill tops and vineyards as the backdrop. My plan was to keep it slow and steady for as long as possible. My legs were tired so I knew a PB may not happen but I felt so much more mentally stronger having just come off the back of Beachy Head.
Italians are super friendly and I ran for about 12 miles with a lovely lady called Allegra who almost chewed my ear off. There were a few moments I wanted to put my earphones in but mostly I was so thankful for her company. The miles flew by and she made me momentarily forget about the fire in my legs and feet. We said our goodbyes around Mile 20 as she sped off and I approached the dreaded wall. From there I was helped on by random strangers from all over the world - even a fellow traveling Brit! I was in trouble, headphones in and adapt a "run the length of this song then you can walk" approach. We ran into the city for the last 5km which meant cobbled streets, OUCH. Looked at my time and I knew I was heading for a PB so just tried to keep going the last 2kms. Nothing in the tank for a sprint finish, had to leave something in my legs for the obligatory finishers jump photo opp!
Official Finishing chip time 4:44:47 PB.
E40 for a smallish, well (too!) organised stunning run, brilliant bling and a great finishers tech shirt! I may just be back for this one!
Brighton 10km - Sunday 19th November 2017
St Neots Half Marathon - Sunday 19th November 2017
|Andrew Baxter||1.27.44||90th - 72.9%|
|Grant Conway||1.37.41||256th - 66.1%|
Race report : St Neots Half Marathon.
Following a recommendation from Andrew Baxter I entered the St Neots Half Marathon when entries opened in the spring. They sold out in a day or so. Now I know why. Entry fee was £20 approx. The event is organised by Riverside Runners and Nicetri events. The field of some 1200 is predominantly club runner based but itâ€™s not elitist or snobby though.
Andrew kindly drove us there. A journey to near the top of the M11 of around 70 minutes. The race base is in a secondary school with good facilities, although the only negative was there were no showers. We kept warm in the sports hall before the start.
The race is chip timed. Really slick organisation. A nice wide start so no bottle neck. The course is on good tarmac roads, gently undulating with one short steep uphill around mile 4. However, from mile 10 onwards itâ€™s all downhill so on a good day you could PB if running well. I felt strong when running with Maud on Wednesday and rested well before today. I was delighted with 97 minutes, just over a PB I set 5 years ago. Andrew ran a fantastic 87 minute time. I could only dream of going that fast. As they say, form is temporary but class is permanent.
A race I would thoroughly recommend. Healthy competition for the excellent Bedford half which is at the beginning of December.
Hell Down South OCR, Longmoor Camp, Hampshire. - Saturday 18th November 2017
|Dan Senior||1.26.49||19th of 995.|
|Emily Clarke||1.46.05||135th, 10th lady of 278.|
|Sheetal Dandgey||1.52.03||211th, 21st lady|
SEAA London Cross Country Champs - Saturday 18th November 2017
|Antonio Martin Romero||39.12||87th|
Maya reports: Parliament Hill XC.
Its a no messin kind of a race. Lots of skinny leggy women looking like they will be very speedy. And its always freezing cold. Often drizzling. And it starts at the bottom of a hill. You are excitedly anxious and the cow bells at the start remind you of a downhill slalom, except... we are going uphill. Fast. Right from the gun. BANG!!
Anyway, like I said, no messin. I messed. I could not find my trail shoes. I could not find my trail socks. Oh! Found them, everyone stop looking! Oh. Turns out I have not washed them since the Dursley Dozen. Dried mud showers the kitchen floor. Get dressed quickly. Walk to the station in trail shoes in an effort to bend out the dried mud and wear them in. Get sore feet by the time I am at the station.
Anyway. BANG. Run round, sore though. Must need a new sports bra. But get a PB by three minutes! Hurray!
Get home. Realise I had not switched bras. Did not run in my sports bra. Classy. And then realise the course was 0.3 miles shorter than last time. So not really a PB.
But I finished a no messin race, despite all the messin. So the pint in the pub was well deserved.
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 18th November 2017
|Eleanor Wilkinson||21.35 debut||43rd - 68.57% Greenpoint|
|Louis Le Roux||21.50 debut||2nd - 60.38% Hartbeespoort|
|Rachel Le Roux||27.32 debut||28th - 54.30% Hartbeespoort|
|Janet Bywater||24.12 debut||123rd - 71.01% Mile End|
|Michael Keefe||41.33 debut||133rd - 33.33% Wepre|
|Andrew Howard||24.00 debut||35th - 64.58% Clare Castle|
|Simon Thomas||18.19 debut||2nd - 71.25% Hove Promenade|
|Mark Moir||19.54 (course pb)||8th - 64.82% Sunderland|
|John Henry||18.50 (course pb)||13th - 71.42% Finsbury|
|James Nichols||19.10||25th - 68.43% Hackney|
|Kat Maskell||23.59 (course pb)||101st - 62.75% Hackney|
|Patrick Brown||17.27 (1st +cpb)||1st - 74.50% Walthamstow|
|Tim Aylett||25.04||31st - 54.06% Sittingbourne|
|Diana Rexhepaj||27.59||37th - 58.49% Beckton|
|Richard Potter||24.33||47th - 58.49% Gunpowder|
|Fiona Day||28.02||381st - 68.25% Sheffield Hallam|
|Lucy Barron||26.12||92nd - 56.49% Oak Hill|
|Dan Gritton||18.25||3rd - 77.01% Roding Valley|
|Neil Gage||20.32||7th - 66.96% Roding Valley|
|Stuart Kelly||18.58||1st - 68.80% Valentines|
|Karen Levison||20.27||5th - 82.97% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||22.02||12th - 67.47% Valentines|
|Colin Dryland||22.05||14th - 64.68% Valentines|
|Maran Raju||23.44||27th - 63.13% Valentines|
|Annette Clark||24.39 (course pb)||42nd - 65.04% Valentines|
|Jason Levy||26.11||62nd - 54.55% Valentines|
|Paul Marshall||28.30||82nd - 45.79% Valentines|
|Eunkyung Lee||28.44 debut||86th - 51.74% Valentines|
|Katherine Harris||30.00||100th - 50.17% Valentines|
|Ravinder Bassi||39.30||178th - 39.54% Valentines|
|James Wilson||18.08||5th - 75.83% Wanstead|
|Ciaran Canavan||19.27||11th - 72.32% Wanstead|
|Robert Rayworth||19.58||14th - 68.86% Wanstead|
|Scott McMillan||20.27||17th - 67.73% Wanstead|
|Roger Stubbs||21.30||28th - 71.47% Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||23.36||52nd - 65.11% Wanstead|
|David Hallybone||23.56||55th - 57.87% Wanstead|
|Katie Whitton||24.41 (course pb)||63rd - 59.96% Wanstead|
|Ellen Jones||25.03||65th - 59.15% Wanstead|
|Alex Jameson||25.10||67th - 57.22% Wanstead|
|Suzanne Taylor||25.13||70th - 64.90% Wanstead|
|Viktor Szabadi||25.20||71st - 59.14% Wanstead|
|Stuart Barton||26.26||89th - 54.92% Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||26.27||90th - 61.25% Wanstead|
|David Wyatt||28.39||136th - 57.48% Wanstead|
Run In The Dark London 10km - Wednesday 15th November 2017
|Stuart Norris||46.57 pb||248th|
Sunday XC League, Race 2 - Trent Park. - Sunday 12th November 2017
|Antonio Martin Romero||28.46||7th|
534 finishers, 326 men and 208 ladies.
Men A team 12th of 20, 14th overall.
Men Vets 16th of 20, 18th overall.
Ladies A team 18th of 20, 17th overall.
Ladies Vets 16th of 20, 16th overall.
Michael Wilson reports:-
Sunday Cross Country League Race 2 Results - Trent Park.
A record attendance for the second meeting in a row; over 530 runners turned up to race, including 17 from East London Runners. The field gathered at the start for a minute silence at 10.30am and then the race commenced.
The event was held over a two lap course taking in parts of the leafy forest and adjacent fields. The whole setting was very picturesque, however it was a cold morning with a biting wind and fallen leaves scattering everywhere. Heavy rain in the days leading up to the race, softened up the ground and made parts of the course slightly muddy. There were many good performances.
Stuart back running after a recent injury. Kat did well to catch up after arriving slightly late, having cycled around most of Trent Part looking for the pineapple area at the start! Stuart, Gareth, Michael, Mark, Geoff and Roselin all made their Sunday League debuts. First back for ELR were Thomas Grimes in 3rd position, Antonio Martin Romero (7th) and James Nichols (95th) overall. Maud returned for the ladies, finishing in 376th overall.
Thanks to everyone who turned up today. Don for the photo's and Mariana spectating. Also Alex for the tea at the end and Maud for driving. There was a lot of good banter on the way home! The next fixture is on Sunday 17th December at Willian.
Athens Marathon - Sunday 12th November 2017
Half Marathon 1.56.56
Grand Union Canal Half Marathon - Sunday 12th November 2017
After Adoption 10km, Regents Park - Sunday 12th November 2017
Mo Running 5km, Battersea Park - Sunday 12th November 2017
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||25.43 pb||100th of 337.|
Marathon Swims 2017, Aquatics Centre - Saturday 11th November 2017
|Daniel Slipper||23.23||1km, 31st of 85|
|Kat Maskell||1.55.36||5km, 50th of 106.|
Kat's 1km splits 20.58/21.11/22.20/22.08/22.12.
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 11th November 2017
|Frank Brownlie||27.27debut||128th - 61.69% Constantia Greenbelt|
|James Nichols||21.17||37th - 61.63% Finsbury|
|Kat Maskell||24.39||126th - 61.05% Hackney|
|George Georgiou||24.38 debut||74th - 58.93% Maidstone|
|Fiona Critchley||27.22 debut||33rd - 62.00% Trelissick|
|Thomas Grimes||17.49||1st - 74.93% Gladstone|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||21.43 debut||11th - 65.77% Canons Park|
|Stuart Barton||25.44 debut||30th - 56.41% Clare Castle|
|Dan Gritton||18.50||3rd - 75.31% Roding Valley|
|Peter Hatley||22.05||15th - 63.25% Roding Valley|
|Lauren Aston||23.48 debut||33rd - 62.18% Roding Valley|
|John Henry||20.07||4th - 66.86% Walthamstow|
|Steven Bywater||27.55||34th - 53.67% Walthamstow|
|Janet Bywater||27.57||35th - 61.48% Walthamstow|
|Katherine Harris||24.44 debut||33rd - 60.85% Harrow Lodge|
|Dan Senior||18.30||1st - 74.32% Valentines|
|Shahib Miah Ali||19.51||5th - 65.32% Valentines|
|Ashley Faria||20.12||9th - 71.29% Valentines|
|Calvin Bobin||21.02||12th - 77.58% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||22.36||27th - 65.78% Valentines|
|Sheetal Dandgey||22.50 debut||32nd - 64.89% Valentines|
|Jason Levy||26.57||78th - 53.00% Valentines|
|Samia Choudhury||36.58||168th - 40.04% Valentines|
|Ravinder Bassi||39.37||186th - 39.42% Valentines|
|Patrick Brown||17.21||1st - 74.93% Wanstead|
|James Wilson||18.45||2nd - 73.33% Wanstead|
|Andrew Baxter||19.45||4th - 73.50% Wanstead|
|Mark Moir||20.46||8th - 62.12% Wanstead|
|Roger Stubbs||21.44||13th - 70.71% Wanstead|
|Andrew Howard||22.29||23rd - 68.94% Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||23.53||41st - 64.34% Wanstead|
|David Hallybone||24.32||50th - 56.45% Wanstead|
|Suzanne Bench||24.51||55th - 69.15% Wanstead|
|Maud Hodson||25.22||59th - 62.61% Wanstead|
|Ellen Jones||25.55||63rd - 57.17% Wanstead|
|Alex Jameson||26.04||64th - 55.24% Wanstead|
|Suzanne Taylor||26.39||71st - 61.41% Wanstead|
|Katie Whitton||26.50||73rd - 55.16% Wanstead|
|Nick Hoult||27.07||77th - 51.31% Wanstead|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||27.20 (course pb)||82nd - 55.61% Wanstead|
|Caroline Moore||27.24||86th - 65.21% Wanstead|
|Geoff Bench||27.53||93rd - 53.92% Wanstead|
|Paul Marshall||28.59||106th - 45.03% Wanstead|
|Diana Rexhepaj||29.09||107th - 56.15% Wanstead|
|Helen McGuinness||29.33||116th - 53.24% Wanstead|
|Eunkyung Lee||30.24 (1st parkrun)||127th - 48.90% Wanstead|
|Claire Emery||30.45||136th - 52.68% Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||30.51||137th - 52.51% Wanstead|
|Viktor Szabadi||30.57||138th - 48.41% Wanstead|
|Catriona Hoult||31.41||151st - 49.29% Wanstead|
|Maya Goodwin||33.04||166th - 48.49% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||35.50||178th - 43.91% Wanstead|
|John Healy||24.23||109th - 57.28% Brockwell|
Sat 11th Nov2017 - Constantia Greenbelt parkrun, Cape Town.
Starting at 8am local time, 6am UK, this was a trail run with a few loops, lots of
tree roots and two small and one longer hill. Over 850 participants although many
Finished in about 27:25 so will take that. Glorious weather as it has been this week
in the Cape and the previous week and a bit when we were walking in the Drakensburg Mountains.
Back on Monday to what I believe is slightly cooler weather. See you at the track!
Stuart at Clare parkrun: I loved Clare castle parkrun, Not just because my best mate lives
in Clare and I get free accommodation and breakfast but also the run. It is 3 laps with a mixture
of grass and paths it also has an out and back stretch so you get to see the fast people, The cafÃ©
is very nice as well, Clare is a beautiful village and well worth a visit but if you don't wont mud
I would leave it until the summer, If you are going let me know as I will be going again.
53 parkruns at 13 venues, 3 first finishers, 9 debuts and 1 course pb.
First finishes for Thomas, Patrick and Dan Senior.
1st ever parkrun for Eunkyung Lee.
Course pb for Alexandra at Wanstead.
Age grade best for Ravinder.
5 ELR parkrun records.
Frank at Constantia Greenbelt , South Africa,
Fiona at Trelissick,
Jonathan at Canons Park,
Stuart at Clare Castle and
Katherine at Harrow Lodge.
Run Through Chase The Moon 10km, QEOP - Wednesday 8th November 2017
|Emily Clarke||41.29||43rd, 2nd lady|
Chingford League - Event 3 : Hog Hill 5km, Redbridge Cycle Circuit - Tuesday 7th November 2017
|Rachel Le Roux||27.09||74th|
Men A 5th, 5th Overall
Men B 5th, 5th Overall.
Men Vets 5th, 5th Overall.
Women 4th, 3rd Overall.
Women Vets 4th, 4th Overall.
Marlow 7m - Sunday 5th November 2017
Thomas's time in 2016 was 2nd in 40.41 and in 2015 was 1st in 40.43.
Marathon des Alpes Maritimes Nice - Cannes - Sunday 5th November 2017
|Colin Dryland||3.58.23 (debut)||2840th|
Jonathan reports:- Marathon Alpes-Maritime | Nice - Cannes 2017.
I had no idea how today was going to go. It was in the diary since I ran here last year but circumstances meant Ive not had chance to get the long runs in and even then they were very lack lustre. My aim was sub 8 min miles and that would bring me in sub 3:30. The plan was good and worked well for the first 30km/20miles. But the Hill of All Hills took a lot out of me and I just didnt recover. I finished in 3:32:43.
Not that bothered as today is a great day having beaten my times from Malta and Boston earlier this year. Something I was worried about - I couldnt face another PW. It turned out to be my third fastest race overall so Ill take that and run, well maybe walk for the rest of the day today. The highlight for me was seeing fellow ELR Alexandra in Antibes, beaming and being as lovely as ever. Great to see you Alex thanks for the run-chat and encouragements. Thanks too to Bernard for the ever-reliable support - before, during and after the race.
Next up - Manchester and Chicago 2018
This is a great race, perfect set up and support along the way. Feed stations with so much food : bananas, oranges, dried fruit, chocolate and of course sugar lumps. Water, energy drinks and coke also served in paper cups. Half marathon and 6 leg relay options are available too. Definitively one to try. Generally much flatter than Beachy Head too and the views are just as stunning.
Thank you to all the amazing people who donated to Diabetes UK. The person who guessed my time accurately was Darren. Well done mate. You were far more optimistic than I was.
My page is still open to take donations if anyone feels generous enough. No prizes just very grateful thanks. https://www.justgiving.com/Jonathan-Nice2017
Now Im looking forward to lots of great niÃ§oise cuisine and drinks later and hope to catch up with Dan who smashed 3 hrs, and Colin who joined the marathon family today!
Crescent City Fall Classic 5km, New Orleans - Saturday 4th November 2017
|John Booth||17.36||10th, 9th male, 2nd 35-39|
Crescent City Fall Classic 5k in New Orleans. 17:36 for 10th.
Hot, 98% humidity, but very flat. American national anthem
(hands on hearts y'all) sung at the start. And for a race with
almost 2000 participants, no blinking bag drop!
("Can you leave it the trunk of your car, sir?) #OnlyInAmerica
Thames Meander Marathon (trail) - Saturday 4th November 2017
Thames Meander Half Marathon (trail) - Saturday 4th November 2017
QEOP 10km Winter Series - Saturday 4th November 2017
Loughton Vets Inter Club 5 mile Cross Country - Saturday 4th November 2017
78 finishers, Men's team 3rd 59pts, Women's team 4th 60pts.
Well done to all our fabulous vets who ran for ELR this morning in the cross country vets cup at Loughton AC.
Fortunately, the heavy rain held off and conditions were good for the 5 mile run. I will post up when our hosts forward the results but as usual the event was well organised, marshalled and hosted by Loughton AC. The course was slightly different to usual owing to cattle taking over part of the course! I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.
Maya Goodwin reports:- I was fairly indifferent to todays XC.
I wanted to do it, but I wasnt keen on Roding parkrun, and I knew it was in the same area. Added to the fact that I knew Id be really near the back, possibly even last in such a small race. But, you know, these things have to be tried....
And off we went. It was a bit speedy at the start, even at the back, it was faster than my 5k pace, I hoped it would settle down or I would feel totally demoralised. I was VERY grateful to see people walking over the bridge. And I settled in my pace, going round the fields for the first time. I liked how you never went very far before another turn. Round we went and finally we were back at the start, ready for the second lap. Except... OH. I dont remember this road bit... sigh. So its not even one lap done yet! But at least it was down. Two more turns, and NOW theres the bridge hurray! But you know what this means Maya, they will be lapping you now, no sneaky walk breaks.
And round they came, all the speedsters, galloping past me. Some seemed to glide over the ground. Some were less graceful. Some were very loud, panting and groaning. Some told me they had seen that walk break Maya!.
Third lap. They are weird, the races when you stop being lapped, it gets quite lonely at the back. I couldnt see anyone in front or behind for lots of the time, and it stops feeling like a race and feels like a training run. Except for the marshals who were lovely. My favourite was a lady who said not long now, and theres that hill in a minute, you get a little walk break, its what I always do.
I felt sorry for all the race numbers I saw on the course, all abandoned as they slowly got soggy and escaped their pins. I pulled mine off and held it, to be sure.
And then the finish line was in sight. It was a bit exposed. I know the Red Sea always waits for me and so theres no chance of walking, so I like to try and sneak in a quick walk just before the last push. No such luck. 800m of legging it. But I did get a grinning Tommo alongside me for the last 500m and Alex for the last 200m.
Checked my watch, ducked for the line and I hope I just made 56m dead. And Sarah had even saved me cake. That cake was lush. Ginger and pear. She would get my bake off vote every time.
And I am going to give Roding parkrun another go, I think I judged it to hastily.
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 4th November 2017
|Claire Emery||31.39||257th - 51.18% Bramhall|
|Sinead Ryan||29.00||235th - 54.25% Swindon|
|Andrew Howard||23.14 debut||19th - 66.71% Heartwood Forest|
|Stephen Swan||24.30||85th - 52.93% Kesgrave|
|Liam Dempsey||25.24||37th - 50.92% Brentwood|
|John Henry||19.41||3rd - 68.33% Walthamstow|
|Tim Aylett||24.15 (course pb)||27th - 55.88% Gunpowder|
|Laura Woodhouse||21.45 (course pb)||51st - 68.05% Hackney|
|Roselin Boramakot||27.42||178th - 53.43% Hackney|
|Neil Gage||20.43||6th - 66.37% Roding Valley|
|Paul Marshall||22.02||9th - 59.23% Roding Valley|
|Katherine Harris||27.47||40th - 54.17% Roding Valley|
|Ashley Faria||20.33||5th - 70.07% Valentines|
|Manjit Singh||20.51||6th - 66.99% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||22.43||13th - 65.44% Valentines|
|Ravinder Bassi||40.24||140th - 38.66% Valentines|
|Shahib Miah Ali||19.50||28th - 65.38% Mile End|
|Mark Moir||20.08||33rd - 64.07% Mile End|
|Samia Choudhury||37.16||303rd - 39.71% Mile End|
|James Wilson||18.56||7th - 72.62% Wanstead|
|Mark Wyatt||20.53||23rd - 61.77% Wanstead|
|Louis Le Roux||22.13||35th - 59.34% Wanstead|
|Gareth Davies||22.31||41st - 64.99% Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||23.24||48th - 65.67% Wanstead|
|Ellen Jones||25.04||66th - 59.11% Wanstead|
|Viktor Szabadi||25.54||74th - 57.85% Wanstead|
|Rachel Le Roux||26.02||77th - 57.43% Wanstead|
|Katie Whitton||26.46||86th - 55.29% Wanstead|
|Alex Jameson||26.46||87th - 53.80% Wanstead|
|Catriona Hoult||27.00||92nd - 57.84% Wanstead|
|David Wyatt||29.58||132nd - 54.95% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||38.23||170th - 40.99% Wanstead|
|Elizabeth ODonnell||38.26||171st - 42.58% Wanstead|
|Scott McMillan||44.21 (with Alma)||180th - 31.23% Wanstead|
Also 179th at Wanstead, Alma McMillan 44.20 first parkrun.
34 parkruns at 12 venues, 1 debut and 2 course pbs.
debut & ELR parkrun record for Andrew at Heartwood Forest,
Course pbs and Age Grade bests for Tim Aylett & Laura Woodhouse.
Also Age Grade bests for Mark & David Wyatt.
Sunday XC League, Race 1 - Cheshunt., Broxbourne Park - Sunday 29th October 2017
491 finishers, 293 men and 198 ladies.
Combined team 15th of 20.
Ladies team 16th of 20.
Vet ladies 15th of 20.
Men's team 15th of 20.
Stort 30 - Sunday 29th October 2017
|Maud Hodson||5.15.35||112th, 26th lady, 6th V45|
|Suzanne Bench||5.15.35||113th, 27th lady, 3rd V50|
Maud reports:- Stort 30 race report
I came into this race short on both miles and confidence, hoping to get my ultra-running mojo back, while for Suzanne it was to be her first ultra, at the end of a great year of running. I was a little bit alarmed when she said she wanted to run with me, as sheâ€™s been so much quicker than me this year. Basically my role was to be the brake, and stop her from going off too fast.
We arrived in good time to collect our numbers, and while Suzanne remarked about what a small field it was, I actually thought it was pretty big. It was a nice surprise to see Kirk, who had let valour get the better of discretion and entered on the day, a week after the Chelmsford Marathon.
Anyway, not very much to report about the race itself, as it went exactly according to plan - which was to start off at no quicker than 10-minute-mile pace, and try to keep it steady all the way. Itâ€™s a very attractive rout - after about a mile of road (downhill on the way outâ€¦), itâ€™s along the river all the way - an out-and-back course. There where checkpoints with a good choice of snacks and drinks every five miles, which breaks it up into very bite-size chunks. Runners didnâ€™t have to stop at the intermediate checkpoints, but we wanted our refreshments.
The nice thing about an out-and-back route is that you pass all the other runners before or after the turn, and ultra runners are always very supportive of each other, calling out â€˜well doneâ€™ or â€˜great runningâ€™ as they pass. We saw Kirk looking strong about a mile after the turn. And as we kept our pace nice and steady, we were not overtaken by any other runners in the second half of the race, but must have gone past twenty or thirty. (I did have to tell Suzanne to cool it a few times, but it probably paid offâ€¦)
Suzanne was so strong in the last few miles, but I just about managed to tag along, and we finished hand-in-hand in 5 hours 15 minutes, which we were both pretty pleased with. And by the time weâ€™d had a wee and got a cup of tea Don had already put our results up...
SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon - Sunday 29th October 2017
Worksop Halloween Half Marathon - Sunday 29th October 2017
|Andrew Howard||1.39.55||445th - 69.19%|
Andrew Howard I was a bit slower than I'd hoped today and had to dig deep at the end
to break the 100 minute barrier. I'll be back next year and for as many years as I can with
that target in mind. The Worksop Half Marathon has been my favourite race for a long time: Home town,
cheered on by family, through Clumber Park and a last mile downhill. From this year there is a bonus
because the tree that my mum had planted in Clumber Park in memory of my dad just happens to be on the route.
Run Through Finsbury Park 10km - Sunday 29th October 2017
|Laura Johnston||26.06||45th (5km)|
Beachy Head Marathon - Saturday 28th October 2017
|Jennifer Ansell||3.49.35||90th, 9th lady|
|Louis Le Roux||5.19.57||972nd|
|Rachel Le Roux||5.45.06||1264th|
Stuart reports:- I have said it before and I will say it again, Marathons are stupid.
Stuart Stupot Barton reports:- It all started with a couple of glasses of wine like most good stories should. I was looking at the laptop and I noticed a advert for Beachy head marathon pop up(dam pop ups). I followed the link. The views looked amazing, A quick post on facebook asking what it was like and positive reports from Sally Faulkner made me think about it, I looked at the entry form and found myself filling it in, This was back in the spring I have ages to train I will be fine. That's it i'm in then others followed no backing out now. Hotel booked day off work booked now to start training, All good at first the work kicked in, Loads of travel and missing club run and Sunday socials.
I did a lot of training while on holiday in Kos this helped a lot as it was very hilly.
Friday I traveled down to the South coast with my sister and checked into Fawlty towers, A nice hotel with some strange guests, Although Michael Bamford seemed to make friends with one of them.
A nice meal out with all the gang on Friday night and then back to the room to get a restful nights sleep before the run,
A two mile walk to the start line settled my nerves, I met Geoff Bench to pass him his race number then off to bag drop.
Geoff Bench and I started together along with Louis Le Roux and Diana Rexhepaj, The start is a hill like nothing I have ever ran (and still haven't), we get to the top and we're off nice and flat for at least 1/2 a mile the more hills,
The next few miles were ok only ups, Please let me have flat bit,
The water stations are great well stocked with Mars bars and bananas,
We bumped into Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera and Roselin Boramakot at one of the water stations, They looked a lot better than me.
A few muddy bits in the forest but road shoes were still the correct choice Grant Conway thanks for the talk the other week on shoe choice.
We hit half way and I was feeling good, It's ok this marathon running I was thinking.
Then a few more ups then the stairs, OMG who in the name of all the is holy puts stairs on a marathon.
They hurt a lot, Then the small matter of the seven sisters( we don't call them sisters now) and I am sure I counted more than seven.
Cramp was setting in but the views were stunning, After the seven sisters still more hills one big one.
And the wind was picking up a bit of a chill in the air. I bumped into a parkrun tourist who had done the run before and he we chatted for a couple of miles before we decided to start running as only one mile to go.
This was a downhill with stairs(yes more stairs), At the bottom I could see the finish line and I got my name called over the speakers, But I got a louder cheer from Joanna Wood who was waiting for us all to finish, That was great to see a smiling face,
I got my medal and started a slow walk back to Fawlty Towers, A quick shower before the pub I'm on the second floor but we have a lift, no such luck as the lift was out of order.
climbing into the shower was a strange experience but a shower was so needed,
A couple of beers with the rest of the Beachy Head gang before heading out for a nice meal, Thanks Sonia Cheadle for you organisation skills.
A few cramps overnight but I am still walking and thinking of what to do next,
Beachy Head next year, only the 10k I think.
Thanks to all the Beachy Head gang we are all amazing.
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera reports:- It all started with a couple of glasses of wine, not mine, Stuart's!
He registered early in spring followed by Jan and there I wasâ€¦ temptedâ€¦ They sold it to me saying it was the Glastonbury of the marathon! The landscape looks awesome and I would be in amazing company so here we go, now letâ€™s try to convince Helen too (sorry! smile emoticon:-) ). I had a training plan and I sticked to it, I am grateful to my body for carrying me through it without injuries as some of us havenâ€™t been so lucky frown emoticon:-( (we missed you Lee!). I was confident till a week before but from the start of the week, I was getting more and more nervous!
It was good to see part of the group the night before, eat with Nathaniel and get my number from Stuart ( thanks, load)! We started the day with lovely balls that a friend of Regis gave us for promoting them (delicious!) and a famous picture on the stairs. The 30 mins walk to the start in the morning was fun, the queue at the loos a lot less therefore I lost pretty much everybody except Rachel that I caught just on time, and supportive Joanna who was cheering us at the start already! I was trying to get info about the others by posting messages at every checkpoint but I was clearly the only one posting (typical! ðŸ˜ƒ)
There, we started, the most vertical hill I have seen, there was nowhere in London where I could have trained for this (as reminded by a participant that I overtook telling me it must feel different to East London). There was no way we could run it, people in front of us or not, then in the mess we found Roselin! I was so happy to see her because I knew we were running at a pretty similar pace and I wanted to stick with her. Beachy head is so tough on you mentally and physically but also so amazingly beautiful, I certainly wouldnâ€™t have enjoyed the race that much without her great fun company. We lost Rachel quickly, Louis caught up with us for a few miles then went, we found Diana but lost her till we met with Stuart and Geoff who were great company for a while till they probably stopped too long to eat sausage pies smile emoticon:-).
Psychologically, something happened in my mind at half point, I was not yet in pain and I knew I could finish this plus the Seven Sisters didnâ€™t look that bad from far (I was so wrong!!!). The second set of stairs was a killer but the view from the top was worth it, I hated the however gorgeous Seven Sisters (seven, my a**â€¦) but each up and down was carrying me to the finish and when I saw Diana, I decided that I could give one last push to finish with her. One thing I realized is how much I was attentive to my body for the entire 26,2 miles and once again, despite being in terrible pain today, I thank my body for carrying me through this.
So many amazing memories gathered during that race, many fun ones taking selfies with Roselin and jumping in the air, taking a pic with the French flag, being videotaped by a creepy older gentleman, the breath-taking views at every corner, giving some chewable electrolytes to a lady I was chatting with who started to cramp and how happy she was, the support from the local people and volunteers on the way, seeing Suzanne cheering us so warmly twice (what a beautiful surprise!), the last sprint finish and of course: Joâ€™s smile at the finish lineâ€¦ It wouldnâ€™t have been complete without while going back looking for the others, I realized that it was Helen that I could see at the top of the hill arriving, I had been worried about her the whole race and she had simply been amazing! Once the last worry for Sandra were gone, we could all enjoy carbs reloading for dinner with our amazing bling around our necks!
Stuart, Jan, Sally and RELS: I thank you so much for making me do this and I am looking forward to our next adventureâ€¦ Michael: you could take your new friend along ðŸ˜‚ Will rest for a few days and get ready for my next marathon in 6 weeks: Dawn to Dusk!.
Rachel reports: Beachy head marathon 5 hours 45 mins, first ever Marathon and last ever Marathon
that was torture I even cried at the end! Im glad that I've done it and can now finally say I've run a
Marathon but it's defo not for the faint hearted it is mentally and physically tough!
What a great weekend I've had with great company, lovely food, nice weather lots of laughing and some
tears to and some proper torture and that was just the Marathon, today I'm ache all over, very
and can't move much haha but can happily say I'm glad I did it but just as glad it's all over but it's
all thanks to ELR and the people in it who are all so supportive and amazing, honestly can't believe
I've ran a Marathon #ELR The Best!!
Beachy Head 10km - Saturday 28th October 2017
Well Beachy Head 10k done and a once in a life time opportunity for me to be the first ELR lady home! !!!
Unofficial watch time 1.13 which I'm chuffed with considering my last road 10k was 1.03 and instructions
said to expect 10-20mins longer than a road race!
Terrain good apart from a little muddy on the first hill and the course was packed for about 2 miles on
narrow paths between fields so couldn't break away but meant a steady pace was maintained.
The hills were STEEP!!!! And I certainly didn't feel bad walking them as EVERYONE was - the pics don't
do them justice! And when you think you can make up for it on the downs - THEY'RE JUST AS STEEP!!!
The pub with just 1mile to go was very tempting but I stopped at just taking a pic and not going in -
my plan is to make up for it later though! !!
The hill of doom was just as bad coming down to the finish line as it was at the start going up! You
can't let loose as tempting as it may be and Maud would have been proud of me and my aeroplane impression
the whole way down!!
A challenging course but I thoroughly enjoyed it and I definitely made the right decision to drop from
the marathon distance. I gave this a good go and am chuffed with my time, the marathon would have been
a different story but next year with the right training and hopefully injury free I'd definitely do the
Anyway I'm off for a shower and back to the finish line to cheer the others in!!
My Beachy Head adventure started after seeing Stuart's post. Sally had already told us how beautiful the course was and joked that the Rear End Ladies should take on the challenge. Something clicked and I thought 'why not; if I train I could do this.'
The group formed, we planned runs, we trained and I slowly upped my mileage. Then during a Sunday run I felt a pain in my Achilles. I thought that with a bit of rest it would sort itself out. It didn't and long story short I had torn my Achilles tendon.
My marathon dream was over.
BUT. I rested. I did my physio. And I paid my sub to transfer to the 10k and I started to run again, never 6 miles but I was confident and excited.
A group of us (Sally, Sonia and Joanna) in the same 'injured but eager' boat pledged to support each other and with that in mind we set off off up a hill the like of which I'd never seen before. The thing about being at the back is that your job is always harder because you're wading through the mud churned up by the faster runners. But hey, it was never going to be easy getting up that hill anyway. Once at the top the course leveled out and we could start to find a rhythm. I had to walk the ups but we managed run and talk (I know, so unusual for me) and take in the breath-taking views. This must rate as one of the beautiful courses and it was worth turning around every so often to take it all in.
Sally and I watched as Sonia found a surge and flew off in front, clearly having a fabulous time and soon after we realised that we only had a mile and a bit to go. I've never wanted a race to just continue on so much. Eventually the finish line came into view but at the bottom of 'that' hill. I've never needed a tea tray to scoot down on so much! But I remembered a session with Grant and, leaning forward from my hips and sticking my elbows out I powered down. Sally, Flop the dog and I ran across the line together and were presented with our medals. I was so, so happy.
Coming back from injury has been a long and frustrating process but I couldn't have done it without the support and encouragement of the friends I've made in this club. I've still got work to do but I'm coming back and that 10k was a milestone. Thank you all.
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 28th October 2017
|Janet Bywater||24.39 debut||92nd - 69.71% Black Park|
|Mark Moir||20.16||8th - 63.65% Sunderland|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||22.16 debut||29th - 64.15% Ipswich|
|Fiona Critchley||24.57 debut||72nd - 68.00% Ipswich|
|Ruel Ordonio||28.34 debut||162nd - 48.89% Ipswich|
|Kate Frost||38.03 (course pb)||373rd - 39.07% Moor Valley|
|Simon Thomas||18.45 debut||14th - 69.60% Northampton|
|Lucy Barron||25.21 (course pb)||65th - 58.38% Oak Hill|
|Richard Potter||23.29||21st - 55.86% Gunpowder|
|Thomas Grimes||17.21||2nd - 76.95% Gladstone|
|Elizabeth ODonnell||40.14 debut||175th - 40.68% Seaton|
|Paul Marshall||23.41||64th - 55.10% Lancaster|
|Ellen Jones||24.20 debut||118th - 60.89% Hackney|
|Kat Maskell||24.35||128th - 61.22% Hackney|
|Maya Goodwin||31.05||225th - 51.58% Hackney|
|Dan Gritton||18.38||2nd - 75.49% Roding Valley|
|Calvin Bobin||21.44||10th - 75.08% Roding Valley|
|George Georgiou||23.40 debut||24th - 61.34% Roding Valley|
|Peter Hatley||25.07||39th - 55.61% Roding Valley|
|Don Bennett||33.18 debut||88th - 47.35% Roding Valley|
|Aaron Browne||18.32 (1st man)||1st - 69.60% Valentines|
|Karen Levison||19.55 (1st lady)||6th - 85.19% Valentines|
|Ashley Faria||20.15||9th - 71.11% Valentines|
|Shahib Miah Ali||22.34 (with buggy)||19th - 57.46% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||22.54||21st - 64.92% Valentines|
|Craig Livermore||22.56||22nd - 56.25% Valentines|
|Emmet Fitzgibbon||23.48 debut||31st - 56.51% Valentines|
|Tim Aylett||24.39||42nd - 54.97% Valentines|
|Suzanne Cubitt||26.50||70th - 56.09% Valentines|
|Jason Levy||28.52||92nd - 49.48% Valentines|
|Samia Choudhury||34.52||153rd - 42.45% Valentines|
|Ravinder Bassi||40.29||192nd - 38.58% Valentines|
|Patrick Brown||17.43 (1st & pb)||1st - 73.38% Walthamstow|
|John Henry||19.59||3rd - 67.31% Walthamstow|
|Jamie Xavier||21.09||8th - 65.01% Walthamstow|
|Andy Kumar||21.10 debut||19th - 61.42% Walthamstow|
|Steven Bywater||25.21||28th - 59.11% Walthamstow|
|Scott McMillan||18.46||7th - 73.80% Wanstead|
|Robert Rayworth||19.09 (course pb)||11th - 71.80% Wanstead|
|James Wilson||19.41||15th - 69.86% Wanstead|
|Ciaran Canavan||19.42||16th - 70.90% Wanstead|
|Roger Stubbs||20.19 (course pb)||19th - 75.64% Wanstead|
|Mark Wyatt||21.09||23rd - 60.99% Wanstead|
|Felicity Price-Thomas||22.01 (1st lady)||32nd - 67.22% Wanstead|
|Andrew Fitzgerald||23.23 (course pb)||42nd - 56.09% Wanstead|
|Liam Dempsey||23.27 (course pb)||43rd - 55.15% Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||23.28||44th - 65.48% Wanstead|
|Sarah Burns||24.33||60th - 62.66% Wanstead|
|Catriona Hoult||27.27||94th - 56.89% Wanstead|
|Caroline Moore||28.20||105th - 63.06% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||28.27||108th - 55.30% Wanstead|
|Nick Hoult||28.45||118th - 48.58% Wanstead|
|Morag Campbell||37.19||175th - 42.97% Wanstead|
|Katie Whitton||41.03||180th - 36.05% Wanstead|
|Andrew Howard||51.07 (tailwalker)||193rd - 30.32% Wanstead|
|Stephen Swan||23.55||85th - 54.22% Kesgrave|
56 parkruns at 16 venues, 4 first finishers.12 debuts & 7 course pbs.
Maud & Andrew both join the Volunteer 25 Club.
First finisher places for Felicity at Wanstead, Patrick at Walthamstow
and Aaron & Karen at Valentines.
7 Age Grade Bests for 2017 Ellen Jones,Tim Aylett,Liam Dempsey, Andrew Fitzgerald,
Mark Wyatt, Roger Stubbs and Kate Frost.
7 ELR parkrun records:-
Patrick Brown at Walthamstow, Liz ODonnell at Seaton, Lucy Barron at Oak Hill,
Simon Thomas at Northampton, Kate Frost at Moor Valley and Jonathan & Fiona C at Ipswich.
Harbour Club Last Friday of the Month 5km, Hyde Park - Friday 27th October 2017
|Andrew Baxter||18.54||56th - 76.9%|
Andrew Baxter:- Cheers, I'm super chuffed. 4 years since last broke 19
and pretty much resigned to it being a thing of the past. 25th anniversary of
this race so ridiculously strong field...101 of 270 finishers went sub 20!
Victoria Park 10km - Sunday 22nd October 2017
|John Booth||36.08 pb||2nd|
Castle Ashby Duathlon - Sunday 22nd October 2017
|Michael Bamford||1.25.33 (sprint)||6th, 1st V50|
|Catriona Hoult||1.59.10 (sprint) debut||27th 0f 32|
|Nick Hoult||2.46.00 (standard)relay||3rd team|
sprint duathlon 5k, t1, 22k bike, t2, 5k.
Michael Bamford 18.37,1.19, 46.02, 0.26, 19.19 = 1.25.33
Catriona Hoult 25.33, 0.40,1.06.16, 0.37, 26.04 = 1.59.10.
standard duathlon 10k, t1, 40k bike, t2, 5k
relay with Melvyn Hoddell
20.29/19.54, 0.42, 1.44.30,0.37,19.28 = 2.46.00
Catriona reports:- My first Duathlon survived. Pretty sure I was second from last in the sprint
distance (just under 5km run, 22 km bike, just under 5km run again), but I didnâ€™t care because I actually
enjoyed it! (I never actually enjoy running while Iâ€™m doing it - just afterwards - but this one I did).
It helped that I felt no pressure because I know Iâ€™m rubbish on a bike (I only borrowed a road bike two
weeks before). It was a very windy day and we got pretty chilled waiting for the start, but after that it
was fun and a pretty route around a stately home in Northamptonshire. I was pleased to finish in 1.59.10.
Nick Hoult did the full distance as a relay with his brother in law and they were third team .
Michael Bamford also did the sprint distance in some super quick time, first in his age category.
Iâ€™d definitely do another Duathlon if I can borrow the bike again. I like the variety over just running
and one day I might not be overtaken by quite so many people!
Chelmsford Marathon - Sunday 22nd October 2017
|Manjit Bedi||3.10.36||32nd, 1st V50|
|Robert Rayworth||3.22.49 pb||63rd|
Robert Rayworth:- Another PB this time for a marathon very pleased. I did no training
as I was concentrating on getting my 10km and Half Marathon PB's. Running marathons is a
different game all together. It's just relentless. Need to work doing longer runs. That's my
sorted for the year all goals this year have been achieved thank you ELR. Without your members
support I wouldn't have ever achieved just results.
Venice Marathon - Sunday 22nd October 2017
|Andy Bolderstone||4.33.28 pb||4608th|
Venice Marathon 2017
This was my 3rd time doing this marathon. I love this race as it goes through some beautiful Italian countryside and ends in the most beautiful city; its cheap (40â‚¬ early bird price) and is at the beginning of half term (although annoyingly next year it is a week later!).
You need to get up very early. Buses take you to the start between 6.40 and 7.20. The start is in Stra on the mainland from where you run back to Venice. The start is at the grand Villa Pisani (where Hitler and Mussolini had their first meeting ðŸ¤”). The first half you run mainly along the Brenta riveria through picturesque towns such as Mira and Dolo and passes many grand palazios along the way. There is great support along the way and loads of live music (which I prefer to the dance music sound sytems in England that rumble through your core).
Halfway is a mile through an uninspiring industrial area and then onto Venice Mestre (the bit on the mainland where most Venetians live). Again great support although there's a weird bit when you run through an underpass that is the entrance to the train station. Onto San Guilliano park where the expo is held and onto the Ponta di Liberta - 3850 metre long bridge across to Venice. Once you are off this there's only about 3 and a half miles left. A run down the Guidecca Canal to a specially constructed floating bridge that takes you across the Grand Canal and into St Marks Square. From there it's 8 or 9 bridges (I lost count) passing the Bridge of Sighs til the finish at Riva Sette Martiri. A thoroughly recommended marathon (there is also a 10k). The previous races had long sleeve Asics shirts, this year it was a very tight skinny top (see pic - my shirt was a l/xl the largest available)
All week rain and thunderstoms and lightening were forecast but thankfully it was just cool and overcast. I had no great hopes re time but the first 9 miles felt good and comfortable. Then the marathon gremlins appeared asking me when would it be ok to have a little walk. Get to halfway and take a painkiller and reassess. Going into the second half some calculations and I realised 12 min miling (I had been doing 9.20 for the first half) would get me a pb by 1 min. I can do that even if it felt like I had run my 3 other marathons directly before this one. Oh how I ached. I started counting miles as if the years marathons were altogether "94 done, only 10 to go!".
Crossing the bridge to St Marks I knew the pb was on. I saw Annette and the girls "13 mins to get a pb " I shouted with fist pumps and airplane arms (pics on camera so will need to get home before uploading). Then up bridge, down bridge repeat repeat repeat etc. Back to sub 10 min miling, adrenaline pumping as I crossed the line. I had a pb by the gun time so I knew I had done it! My chip time was a pb by 5 mins. Nowhere near my start of year target time but 3 pb's in 4 marathons will do me. I will go for that target in Brighton next year. Thanks to everyone for their brilliant support this year.
Lausanne Marathon - Sunday 22nd October 2017
Great South Run, Portsmouth - Sunday 22nd October 2017
Cambridge Town & Gown 10km - Sunday 22nd October 2017
|Katie Whitton||51.49 pb||598th|
Maverick Inov-8 Oxfordshire - Saturday 21st October 2017
Flop and I ran the Maverick Oxfordshire race yesterday. I had planned to run the long distance as our final run before beachy next weekend but injury has put a stop to that. Achilles not recovering as I want it to. So I just ran the 9km(supposed to be 8km) and will be doing the 10km option at beachy. Regardless Maverick sure do know how to put on a great race. The medal is actually a bottle opener and you get a bottle of yummy maverick beer at the end. Iâ€™ve probably done 7 or 8 maverick races over the years and highly recommend them. Always super scenery and well organised, ridiculously welcoming to all levels of runners, including ones with dogs. There is always a long, middle and short distance option, and itâ€™s ok to choose on route if things arenâ€™t going your way. I had to walk most of the race mostly due to the hills but even on the flat my achilles werenâ€™t playing ball. But still a lovely day out and storm Brian stayed well away!
Chingford League - Event 2 - Jubilee Lodge (Eton Manor) - Saturday 21st October 2017
|Louis Le Roux||40.30||135th|
Michael Wilson reports:-
Chingford League Report 2. Saturday 21st October 2017 - Jubilee Lodge, Leyton.
Although it was a bright and mild day, the heavy wind conditions kept most of the Runners firmly inside the sports pavilion until minutes before the start of the race. The course consisted of laps around the field, onto paths and then larger circuits with a steep grass bank to climb or crawl up! Running into the wind was a challenge and penalised those who had set off too fast!
In a close race for the top positions, Patrick Brown was first back for ELR in 7th place, just in front of his team mate Thomas Grimes in 10th. Karen Levison was First Lady to finish for ELR, followed by Emily Clarke. There was slight confusion close to the end with some Runners entering the finish funnel before completing the extra laps to complete the 5.2 mile course. Overall this was an enjoyable albeit windswept race.
Thanks to Eton Manor for hosting, all the marshals, including our own vociferous Jan Webb and Morag Campbell, (stopping us from colliding with Runners in the opposite direction)! and our supporters Billy Rayner and Dave Levison. Last but not least, the 30+ from East London Runners, who turned up and raced for the club on the day. Regis, Jonathan and Mike stayed behind after for a well earned coffee/tea/cake in Eton Manor's cafe. (Thanks Regis).
The next fixture in this series is on Tuesday 7th November 2017, back at Redbridge Cycle Circuit, Hog Hill, Hainault. See you there,
Mens team 6th, 4th overall.
Men's B team 5th, 5th overall.
Men's vets 5th, 5th overall.
Womens team 4th, 3rd overall.
Womens vets 4th, 3rd overall.
Suffolk Coastal Trail 26.8 miles - Saturday 21st October 2017
|Catherine Brett||5.06.00||54th, 1st V50|
Catherine Brett reports:-Suffolk Coastal Trail Marathon Race Report
I've always wanted to complete a marathon but have shied away from road racing as I had a lot of knee injuries in my 20s. On passing 50 I decided it was now or never, and after a further 2 years of putting it off finally entered the Suffolk Coastal Trail Marathon which was on Saturday. As the day approached and the dire warnings of Storm Brian and coastal destruction hit the media I was relieved to find that on the day 1) it was still on and 2) it was, actually, a beautiful bright, crisp Autumn Day, if a little breezy.
We set off from Dunwich Priory and headed up through the woods to our first beach section. With the strengthening breeze behind us, and the sand not too deep it felt fine. After the 4.2-mile checkpoint we then turned inland for a 4-mile loop through Tinker's marshes, on our way back experiencing the first headwinds and sticky marsh mud. From there we wended our way through the Walberswick Nature Reserve, through head high golden reeds which was stunning if a little difficult going as the wooden duck boards were coated with leaves and quite slippery. So far so good. I felt strong, the sun was shining however I was conscious that I was running faster than training but somehow couldn't find the will to keep to a slower pace... Trouble for the future.
Still slightly off the coast, the route took us up through the half way point in Dunwich Forest and then south and into the wind. Here, at around 18 miles I started to pay the price for the faster (by my standards!) start. The path headed sharply upwards through open land where the wind caught us and running became more like a shuffle for everyone. I was very glad to stock up on some jelly babies, crisps and banana at the 19-mile checkpoint! From here it was over one more hill back to the coast. At this point my watch battery died, so no more motivational ticking off the distance. Luckily, whilst the way was excellently sign posted I had taken a map, so I could still see progress! My legs were pretty dead by now and climbing over the stile at 22 miles needed careful negotiation! Then back north along the beach, some deeper sand sections but thankfully with a good tail wind. I had kept running all the way til then but was finally felled at 24 miles by a stretch of deep shingle that I staggered through. Then it was back to a run for one final hill, up through beech woods to the finish.
I finished in 5 hours 6 mins dead, just over half way down the field. As the winning time was 3 hours 21, I was very pleased with this, and delighted to find later than I was the first Vet Woman home (out of only 5 in total for both FV50 and FV45!).
I would highly recommend the race, if you are comfortable in your own space - I spent quite a few sections of it alone. It was well organised (by EnduranceLife), and the variety of the scenery was superb.
Run Through Velopark Half Marathon - Saturday 21st October 2017
Run Through Velopark 10m - Saturday 21st October 2017
parkrun - all venues - Saturday 21st October 2017 - Saturday 21st October 2017
|James Nichols||20.02||29th - 65.47% - Hackney|
|Paul Marshall||21.38||47th - 60.32% - Hackney|
|Roselin Boramakot||27.48||165th - 53.24% - Hackney|
|Tim Aylett||25.38||24th - 52.86% - Roding Valley|
|Tim Le Rasle||19.27 (equals course pb)||2nd - 72.32% - Valentines|
|Ashley Faria||20.49||9th - 69.18% - Valentines|
|Katherine Harris||23.20 (1st woman)||25th - 64.50% - Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||23.21||26th - 63.67% - Valentines|
|Lauren Aston||23.53||30th - 61.97% - Valentines|
|Annette Clark||25.52||60th - 61.98% - Valentines|
|Frank Brownlie||26.01||65th - 65.09% - Valentines|
|Fiona Critchley||26.41 (course debut)||76th - 63.59% - Valentines|
|Suzanne Cubitt||27.49||95th - 54.10% - Valentines|
|Jason Levy||28.20||103rd - 50.41% - Valentines|
|Ravinder Bassi||41.01||214th - 38.07% - Valentines|
|Scott McMillan||19.27||7th - 71.21% - Wanstead|
|Ciaran Canavan||20.08||10th - 69.37% - Wanstead|
|Roger Stubbs||20.29 (course pb)||13th - 75.02% Wanstead|
|Mark Wyatt||22.16||28th - 57.93% - Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||23.48||42nd - 64.57% - Wanstead|
|Viktor Szabadi||25.21||65th - 59.11% - Wanstead|
|Katie Whitton||25.30 (course pb)||69th - 58.04% - Wanstead|
|Suzanne Taylor||25.41||76th - 63.72% - Wanstead|
|Suzanne Bench||26.16||81st - 65.42% - Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||26.23||83rd - 61.40% - Wanstead|
|Catriona Hoult||27.26||99th - 56.50% - Wanstead|
|Maud Hodson||28.07||104th - 56.49% - Wanstead|
|Alex Jameson||28.13||107th - 51.03% - Wanstead|
|Jess Trayler-Moore||29.46 (course pb)||126th - 51.06% - Wanstead|
|Geoff Bench||29.49||128th - 49.86% - Wanstead|
|Andrea Waller||29.50 (50th parkrun)||129th - 51.56% - Wanstead|
|Sarah Burns||30.17||133rd - 50.80% - Wanstead|
|Jayne Browne||30.46||140th - 57.31% - Wanstead|
|David Wyatt||31.36||149th - 52.11% - Wanstead|
|Maya Goodwin||32.32||157th - 49.28% - Wanstead|
|Elizabeth ODonnell||35.33||177th - 46.04% - Wanstead|
|Mark Boulton||17.04||1st - 76.46% - Gunpowder|
|Mark Moir||20.29||4th - 62.98% - Barking|
|Shahib Miah Ali||22.53 (with buggy)||20th - 56.66% - Barking|
|Janet Bywater||24.42 (course debut)||40th - 69.57% - Barking|
|Steven Bywater||25.13 (course debut)||43rd - 59.42% - Barking|
|Carolyn Edwards||26.53 (course debut)||59th - 55.61% - Barking|
|Samia Choudhury||35.31 (course pb)||99th - 41.67% - Barking|
|John Henry||19.51||3rd - 67.76% - Walthamstow|
|Fiona Day||27.21||52nd - 69.96% - Clair|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||21.32 (course debut)||33rd - 66.33% - Northala Fields|
|Ruel Ordonio||26.59 (course debut)||116th - 51.76% - Northala Fields|
|Andrew Howard||22.57 (course debut)||35th - 67.54% - Luton Wardown|
48 parkruns at 10 venues. 2 first finishers.
50th parkrun for Andrea Waller.
7 debuts and 5 course pbs.
First finishes for Katherine at Valentine & Mark at Gunpowder.
Age Grade bests for Mark & David Wyatt, Annette Clark, Roger Stubbs,
Jessica Trayler-Moore and Katie Whitton.
parkrun record for Andrew at Luton Wardown from Shaun DeSena.
Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run - Sunday 15th October 2017
Greenwich Tritons Relay Duathlon, Velopark - Sunday 15th October 2017
|Michael Bamford||39.02 (41.17)||A|
|Louis Le Roux||40.49 (43.37)||A|
|Peter Hatley||42.12 (42.15)||C|
|Graham Peacock||42.18 (40.22)||B|
|Rachel Le Roux||48.01 (51.15)||C|
Each entrant runs 2 miles, cycles 6 miles and runs 1 mile.(Last year's times in brackets)
9th ELR Fun Boy Three 2.03.31
Michael Bamford - 6.19,7.07,13.27/2.54,2.56,2.57,2.54,2.55,3.46,18.24/7.09.
Graham Peacock - 7.02,8.11,15.13/ 3.05,3.08,3.07,3.04,3.00,4.07,19.35/7.28.
Peter Hatley - 6.56,7.16,14.12/3.14,3.29,3.30,3.26,3.23,4.07,21.11/6.48.
16th ELR Drax 2.20.32
Jason Levy - 7.42,8.36,16.18/3.22,3.23,3.23,3.27,3.33,4.22,21.30/8.32.
20th East London Triathletes 2.26.38
Louis LeRoux - 6.15,7.52,14.08/3.03,3.00,2.59,2.58,3.08,3.53,19.03/7.37.
Shaun DeSena - 8.49,9.57,18.46/3.32,3.34,3.42,3.41,3.41,4.31,22.43/9.45.
Don Bennett - 9.55,11.21,21.16/3.35,3.28,3.39,3.40,3.32,4.29,22.25/10.51.
22nd ELR Ladies 2.28.33
Sheetal Dandgey - 7.01,8.10,15.11/3.50,4.01,3.59,3.57,3.55,4.37,24.21/8.04.
Emma Wing - 8.33,9.54,18.28/3.39,3.43,3.50,3.55,3.55,5.22,24.26/9.46.
Catherine Brett - 8.36,9.30,18.06/3.29,3.27,3.32,3.26,3.28,4.23,21.49/8.18.
23rd ELR 3 Decades 2.29.28
Jayne Browne - 8.59,9.39,18.39/4.16,4.28,4.21,4.06,4.15,5.05,26.33/9.19.
Anna Dingle - 8.52,9.12,18.04/3.10,3.01,3.11,3.12,3.07,3.57,19.41/9.08.
Rachel LeRoux - 8.13,8.52,17.05/3.25,3.27,3.31,3.25,3.32,4.07,21.29/9.26.
Manchester Half Marathon - Sunday 15th October 2017
|Roselin Boramakot||2.08.28 pb||4565th|
Bedford Autodrome Duathlon, Standard Distance - Sunday 15th October 2017
|Ava Lee||2.16.38||4th, 1st V40|
Standard 10k run/t1/39k cycle/t2/5k run
Danny 39.10/0.50/1.12.15/ 1.00/20.36 = 2.13.53
Ava 41.18/ 0.54/1.12.00/ 0.50/21.34 = 2.16.38
Bedford Autodrome Duathlon, Sprint Distance - Sunday 15th October 2017
5k run/t1/ 20k cycle/t2/ 2.5k run
Sarah 22.21/ 1.03/34.56/0.59/12.17 = 1.11.39
Paula 20.08/0.55/ 39.13/ 0.48/11.44 = 1.12.50
Run The River 10km, Edmonton - Sunday 15th October 2017
|Antonio Martin Romero||34.56||1st|
Antonio reports:- The race started off a bit fast, so I decided to go in the second group. I was after one mile in 6th place and not feeling great. After 4K I managed to catch the runner in 2nd place and the first one was around 15-20 seconds ahead of me and looking very strong. After the grass section, I was thinking I was going to die at some point. When we were back to the canal, with 4K to go, I thought 'ok, it is impossible to catch the first one, it is better to defend the 2nd place' because I was too tired, however, I was managing to go faster, with 1 mile to go I reached the leader and my legs were crying even more but my mind took over the control of my legs and managed to do the last km at 3:10 /km pace and finish in first place with an unexpected PB of 34:56, 1 minute 32 seconds faster than last year. Bring on the cross-country races now!
Metropolitan XC League, Claybury - Saturday 14th October 2017
OCR World Championships, Canada (15km Main Event) - Saturday 14th October 2017
Josh Steqhens:- Tough tough tough! Wet, slippery ski slopes
and over 1000m of ascent in a 15km is fun! I spent 45 mins trying and
retrying Skull Valley (5 skull shapes climbing holds onto 6 monkey
bars onto 5 more skulls) but it wasnt my day! Awesome course, massive challenge
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 14th October 2017
|Mark Moir||20.21||12th - 63.39% Sunderland|
|John Henry||19.15||17th - 69.87% Finsbury|
|Steven Bywater||25.28 debut||143rd - 58.84% Brockwell|
|James Nichols||19,57||3rd - 65.75% Roding Valley|
|John Booth||17.41||6th - 75.49% Mile End|
|John Healy||23.17||104th - 59.99% Dulwich|
|Samia Choudhury||38.23||97th - 38.56% Barking|
|Janet Bywater||28.46||77th - 59.73% Walthamstow|
|Andrew Howard||22.37 debut||44th - 68.53% Castle Park|
|Judith Vonberg||23.06 debut||66th - 64.07% Hackney|
|Roselin Boramakot||28.38||162nd - 51.69% Hackney|
|Mark Boulton||17.38 (1st man)||1st - 74.01% Gunpowder|
|Richard Potter||24.17||36th - 54.02% Gunpowder|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||23.18 debut||43rd - 61.30% Yeovil Montacute|
|Fiona Critchley||26.34 debut||108th - 63.86% Yeovil Montacute|
|Stuart Barton||27.13 debut||132nd - 53.34% Yeovil Montacute|
|Shaun DeSena||31.28 debut||259th - 41.10% Yeovil Montacute|
|Ashley Faria||20.25||4th - 70.53% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||24.03||31st - 61.82% Valentines|
|Suzanne Cubitt||26.40||67th - 56.44% Valentines|
|Jason Levy||28.04||87th - 50.89% Valentines|
|Ravinder Bassi||42.59||209th - 36.33% Valentines|
|Robert Rayworth||19.47||11th - 69.50% Wanstead|
|Scott McMillan||20.24||15th - 67.89% Wanstead|
|Nick Hoult||21.03 (course pb)||25th - 66.35% Wanstead|
|Ciaran Canavan||21.21||27th - 65.42% Wanstead|
|Paul Drury-Bradey||21.50||36th - 60.72% Wanstead|
|Sharon Springfield||22.40||47th - 69.41% Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||23.30||58th - 65.39% Wanstead|
|Gareth Davies||23.51||61st - 61.36% Wanstead|
|Sarah Burns||25.03||76th - 61.41% Wanstead|
|Alex Jameson||25.15||82nd - 57.03% Wanstead|
|Viktor Szabadi||25.16||83rd - 59.30% Wanstead|
|Katie Whitton||26.17||97th - 56.31% Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||30.33||153rd - 52.48% Wanstead|
|Suzanne Bench||30.34||154th - 56.22% Wanstead|
|Caroline Moore||30.34||155th - 58.45% Wanstead|
|Morag Campbell||38.02||213th - 42.16% Wanstead|
|Elizabeth ODonnell||38.03||214th - 43.01% Wanstead|
|Sally Faulkner||42.53||221st - 35.29% Wanstead|
|Jan Webb||42.54||222nd - 41.65% Wanstead|
41 parkruns at 14 venues, 1 first finisher.
7 debuts and 1 course pb. Mark Boulton first place at Gunpowder.
Course pb for Nick at Wanstead.
Debuts for Steve, Andrew, Judith and the cowl crusaders at Yeovil Montacute parkrun.
2 Age Grade Bests for 2017 for John Henry and Judith Vonburg.
ELR parkrun records for Andrew at Castle Park and Jonathan at Yeovil Montacute.
Elvis Awards - The Duke, Wanstead - Friday 13th October 2017
OCR World Championships, Blue Mountains, Canada (3km Prologue) - Friday 13th October 2017
Josh reports:- 3km 'sprint' completed, tough tough tough!
Much harder than last year, and a huge step up from anything in the UK!
All hills and upper body, to the point that I needed a 15 minute rest before
'Skull Valley' as my hands couldn't close into a fist due to increasing fatigue
All obstacles completed eventually, so band remained intact!
Now for nachos and beer to recover for the 15km tomorrow...
Capital Tri Velopark Duathlon - Tuesday 10th October 2017
|Paula Bedford||31.44||1st (supersprint)|
|Rachel Le Roux||36.25||2nd (supersprint)|
|Don Bennett||39.52||5th (supersprint)|
|Louis Le Roux||1.02.50||12th (sprint)|
|Graham Peacock||1.03.35||14th (sprint)|
|Sarah Burns||1.06.51||17th, 1st (sprint)|
Supersprint 1.6 run/8k cycle/1.6 run.(1 mile/5 mile/1 mile)
Paula - 7.38/ 17.11 /6.53 = 31.44
Rachel - 8.32/ 19.41/ 8.12 = 36.25
Don - 10.48/ 18.48 / 10.16 = 39.52
Sprint 3.4k run/16k cycle/3.4k run.(2 mile/10 mile/2 mile)
Louis - 15.27/31.39/15.43 = 1.02.50
Graham - 15.37/ 32.50/ 15.07 = 1.03.35
Sarah - 17.10/ 30.37/ 19.03 = 1.06.51
Ridgeway Run, Tring (9.6m off road) - Sunday 8th October 2017
Uniqlo 10km, Olympic Park - Sunday 8th October 2017
|Paul Marshall||42.35 pb||59th|
Martlesham 10km - Sunday 8th October 2017
Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon - Sunday 8th October 2017
|Shahib Miah Ali||1.45.48||3225th|
Awful start, buses took ages to drop us off to the start line, started 15/20 minutes after gun went,
finished strongly, however, all good training for upcoming marathon. Nice to then spend time with my
son on Oxford's cricket green!
Race For Life Half Marathon, Lea Valley - Sunday 8th October 2017
|Zuzana Urbanova||1.58.13 debut|
My first HF in 1:58:13, delighted. Many thanks to ELR club support over the past couple of weeks. I will keep up the hard work
Crystal Palace Triathletes Duathlon, Lea Valley Velopark - Sunday 8th October 2017
|Sarah Burns||53.01||1st lady, 1st V35|
2 mile run/10 mile cycle/ 1 mile run.
15.45 / 29.29/ 7.46
Chicago Marathon - Sunday 8th October 2017
Carlton reports:- A hot Chicago 2017: Chicago is an amazing welcoming city do a marathon in, very well supported, with inspirational architecture to gaze at along the way- no boring bits! So, so happy to have started, finished and had a blast (albeit painful) in the process! Bit of a dodgy knee & related glute problems meant not ideal training prep. Had real concerns about being capable of running this marathon, but was determined to start-finish, albeit walking all the way, if need be... or even on a skateboard (although my sense of balance is pretty awful and anyway, I'm fairly sure the rules don't allow for this mode of transport !). Thanks for the support of ELR, especially those of you (you know who you are) who supported me and gave me the confidence to avoid thoughts of skateboarding, whilst running sensibly.....
So enough of my whinging tosh....One of my toughest runs (by 26 odd miles), but I can't believe I've just run the Chicago Marathon. The highlight of my run was at mile 10 & seeing the man in Red (alas, not Craig, but an Elvis impersonator)- I jest not!
4/6 Abbott Majors- Cracking! #elrstrong
Bournemouth Marathon - Sunday 8th October 2017
|Jimmy Dale||4.20.16 pb|
|Kate Frost||5.59.43 debut||1991st|
Kate Frost:- IT band got the better of me and I had to walk the last 6 miles
but so happy to have finished my first marathon
Eindhoven Marathon, Holland - Sunday 8th October 2017
Hi, Well done to everyone who raced today and yesterday, there are a lot of results.
I am in Eindhoven, Holland for the weekend and completed the Marathon in a time of 3.33.35!
I don't normally drink, but will be having a beer with my meal later!.
I will write a report later Don!
,b.Mick's report:- Thoughts and reflections of a weekend in Eindhoven.
It is Saturday evening and I am leaving the excellent Tanita Tikarim concert, just a stones throw from my hotel across the town square. It is cold and the drizzle has turned into heavy rain. I wake Sunday morning feeling tense, tired and anxious. Down to breakfast for some muesli, crossaints and fruit tea cake. I go for a walk/jog around town to loosen my legs. It is warmer than the previous day. The Marathon hoardings are being set up. There are puddles everywhere. I return to my room for last minute preparations. I walk to the start, see Adam Wild and we wish each other good luck.
The first half.
My legs feel ok at the beginning and I ease into a comfortable pace. Not too fast. After 5k i get aching pains in my lower back. This has been bothering me again the last couple of weeks. I forgot to do my stretches this morning. I feel uncomfortable. Furthermore, the sun has disappeared and there is a breeze. And I am running against it. I feel slow. Being held back. Will I be able to finish? Finishing a marathon is an achievement in itself isn't it? Maybe I should concentrate on sub 4 hours now, if anything. Then it starts to rain! Songs spin through my mind during early parts of marathons. Those lyrics sweep through my head again - 'I'm losing on the swings, I'm losing on the roundabouts' (Marillion - Script of a Jester's Tear - Thank you Fish & Co)! I am losing faith, confidence and self belief. Forever the under achiever. I dig in. Just get to half way and re-evaluate.
The second Half.
21k. Only a half marathon to go now. That's not very far is it? I look at my time. 1.40. It is not slow after all. It is quite quick. Too quick, I will pay for it later. I do not have Strava to check my pace. I have felt 'good' the last few miles and I am in a steady rhythm. I take a gel out of my pocket and suck it for about 3 miles. Never taken gels before, well only a couple in training. Gives me something else to think about. No bad reaction from it. No need for other sugar intake. I have forgotten about my back ache. The KM's are passing quickly. 12, 11, 10km to go. Not far at all. I have slowed a lot but feel confident now. Just take it steady to the end. 5k and my legs are protesting. I am used to this. Dig in. The group with the 3.30 pacemaker passes me. I am unable to stay with them. I am back in the city centre with only 1km left to run. Crowds of people line the streets. Michael, Michael, c'mon they roar at me. I hold up my fist and shout back, c'mon, c'mon. I have no idea of my time. I see the finish line down the road. It is a glorious feeling. I cross the finish line and stop my watch. 3.33.35. Disbelief, relieved, I am ecstatic, emotional, laughing. I walk towards other Runners. We congratulate each other. We chat and shake hands. My back is fine now. I collect my medal. I have made it!
Perkins Great Eastern Half Marathon, Peterborough - Sunday 8th October 2017
|Marc Akers||1.56.16 pb||1665th|
Yorkshire Marathon - Sunday 8th October 2017
|Scott McMillan||3.07.12 debut||158th|
James Nichols:- Was going really well on target at 30k but blew up. Testing course.
Still delighted to tick marathon number 6 off. Couple of out and backs meant I saw Alex
and Scott looking strong on the way round, really pleased for Scott after what happened last year,
cracking time - well done mate.
Marathon number 6 completed, 3 hours 35 minutes, bit disappointing - lesson from this one is not to
rely on taxis on the morning of a marathon, could've done without the 3.5 mile walking warm up -
although the lack of quality long runs during training probably a bigger factor in why I ran out of
gas with 12k to go. Happy enough though, enjoyable place to spend a weekend is York.
Next up - Paris in April next year.
Scott McMillan Yorkshire Marathon race report.
Where do I begin? Probably just under a year ago, when I was in the back of an ambulance somewhere near Chelmsford, barely able to remember my own name, and not having a clue where I was. "Do you have any idea what you were doing today?" the ambulance staff asked me. "Well, it looks like I'm wearing my running kit. Was I running in a race?".
It took four months to establish that there had been nothing more seriously wrong with me than epic levels of dehydration, which is when I decided I had to have another go. And next time, my kids would be getting a big hug at the finish line, not a FaceTime call from intensive care. And while not everything that went wrong that day was in my control, I knew there was a lot I could do better.
So this time round I threw away my training plan from last time, and instead improvised as I went, listening to my body and what it said it was capable of, week by week, day by day. I trained harder, putting in more miles, more quality miles, and especially more miles at marathon pace, so that race day would feel less alien and uncomfortable to me. And, finally, I practised drinking more while I was running. Well, duh.
So onto race day. I knew from a recent 5k PB that my form was better than last time, and physically I felt good, taper seemed to have sorted all my niggles, I'd slept well, and crucially I hadn't been ill in the run up this time around. But still, mentally, I had some pretty big doubts as to whether I could actually get the job done.
The great Yorkshireman Dickie Bird started us off, and I settled straight into a 7:08/mile pace, and it felt easy. The course took us through the city centre, past some bemused locals who were presumably only there because they were waiting for the shops to open, and then looped out into the countryside, through loads of pretty villages, where the residents were much more supportive. To help keep my mind from worrying, I was high fiving everything in sight. Some kids. An old man. A vicar. An entire troop of girl guides.
Before I knew it I was half way, a little ahead of schedule in around 1:33:30, at the first switchback, where my family were waiting to cheer me on, and I tried to wear an expression which said "I'm doing great, I'm drinking loads, I'm not going to die, honest!". The course was fast and flat, and after a long drag to the next switchback, I saw a couple of familiar faces coming the other way - James Nichols and Alex Day (hang on, I'm ahead of Alex Day? WHAT IS GOING ON?) - which broke up the monotony of this section.
The last 10k was back through some more scenic villages, with more high fives for the kids. But it was only when I passed 23.5 miles, where I failed so hard last time, that I started to believe I could do this; by this point I was picking off dozens of struggling runners, knowing how they must be feeling, and hoping they'd all stay upright.
Mile 25 was fast, mile 26 my fastest of the entire race, and I managed some sort of sprint to the line, to finish in a good for age time of 3:07:12 (an average of, yep, 7:08/mile) where my family were waiting for me. This time, I got to hug my kids with a marathon finisher medal round my neck, and it was one of the happiest moments of my entire life.
Royal Parks Half Marathon - Sunday 8th October 2017
|Emily Clarke||1.35.31 pb||750th|
|Laura Woodhouse||1.47.47 pb||3047th|
|Robyn Turtle||1.59.18 pb||6471st|
Joanna Wood reports:- Royal Parks Half Marathon race report.
Well what a race! Travel no issues, meeting up with Liz O'Donnell no issues. Bag drop no issues - toilets. ... well half an hour queue but we didn't have much else to do hanging around did we??
Start took about 30mins to get across the line, the sun just broke through the clouds and then we were off.
This was never going to be a PB course, for 2 reasons. I've struggled with my training and so purposely wasn't even attempting a PB. I always put too much pressure on myself and today was going to be different. Today was about enjoying the race whilst raising money for charity. Also the first 3miles were jam-packed with no room to break away even if you wanted to - but with a steady pace I was happy with that.
The sights were great, how often do we actually look at where we are?
Buckingham Palace made me feel quite patriotic and I know the Queen was cheering me on from her balcony, she text me last night saying she'd downloaded to app!!!
The Strand was great to run along and to be honest I had a great first half. My time was steady and I felt good and I'd even slowed down to chat to someone who was wearing my charity's top to find out his motivation for running today.
Now this is monumental as Marc & Jason will confirm as I NEVER talk and run! ! I am the most antisocial runner ever!
Then about mile 7 a game changer - my mum jumped out of the crowd cheering me on!! I wasn't expecting any spectators for me today so what a fantastic sight!! And she had no idea where I was as the app had crashed! What were the chances of us seeing each other?! I admit I stopped for about 5mins to talk to her and walk her to the next viewing point. I tried to take a pic but my phone was steamed up - that's how hard I was working! ! But I was so cuffed!
I saw her again a couple of miles later, yes another stop - in between I saw Mark Boulten shouting as I ran past which really gave me a boost!
By this stage I had also seen Andy twice - and blow me both times he caught me walking! Now in my defence the first time was because I had a wedgie and just had to readjust as discreetly as I could! The second time I had just got a bottle at the water station so took a 1minute walk whilst topping up. I promise Andy I did run in between!!! Honest!
Approaching mile 9 I saw a work colleague in the crowd (again what are the chances?!) and so stopped to talk to her. Approaching mile 10 I saw Maya and her friends - yes you've guessed it, I stopped again. The last 3 miles seemed endless but I saw my mum at 800m marker and tried a little sprint.
I think I probably added about 20mins to my time unnecessarily and would have finished around the 2hrs 15 mark had I not been gass-bagging! And that would only have been a few mins over a PB! (so the future looks good minus chatting next time ðŸ˜). But you know what? I had a great time and the money I've raised says it all!!
There were parts of the course that were so loud I couldn't wait to get there and see what was going on. And it was us!! The supporters were cheering, shouting, dancing, screaming all for us and I got quite emotional. They didn't care what top you had on, what charity you were running for or how fast or slow you were. They made us all feel like we were doing something extrodinary - and you know what? We did!
So a MASSIVE thank you for all those who have supported me (emotionally, financially with sponsorship and also those who've spent training time invested in getting me back on track).
Andy Bolderstone reports:- Royal Parks half
I was lucky to win a free entry to this race. I had already entered the Shoreditch 10k so had a choice to make. I think I made the right oneðŸ˜Š. What a great race - route, organisation and supporting a worthwhile cause. The support was great most of the way round.
My race was boring. 2 weeks after Berlin and 2 before Venice- I just ambled along trying to run a steady 7 out of 10 pace (there was more in the legs, probably, not loads but a little bit). It's an odd feeling not pushing for a best time. It was busy so I was patient not weaving about . All in all it was a rather pleasant Sunday morning.
Royal Parks is now on my list of race ballots to enter. Loved it!
Definitely on my race list for next year!ðŸ˜
Forgot to add pic taken yesterday - background shows my first half marathon 2 years ago - who'd have thought I'd be doing number 6 today and booked for a full one next year? I'd have lost mega bucks at the bookies if I'd put a bet on back then! !!
Liz ODonnell reports:- A quick report on the Royal Parks half marathon.
This was my first and itâ€™s taken me a few years. I ran for the The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, because I have RA and improvements in drugs over the last 10 years have meant I can enjoy being a "late onset runner". I had a horrible cold which really p*ssed me off as this was the culmination of 5 yearsâ€™ effort, and because of the cold I was a quite stiff, but I decided that I would give it a go anyway and not worry about times. So with the target time plan out the window, 10 random things I learned on the day were:
1) Itâ€™s fab belonging to a running club because you can meet up with your friends when you get there and Joanna Wood and I could keep each other entertained in the long toilet queue
2) As I slowly pottered along I distracted myself my learning about loads of small charities I had never heard of - my favourite was called "Send a Cow" (https://www.sendacow.org/)
3) Joanna Wood and I, quite appropriately, queued to start the race behind two women each dressed as a massive breast for the "Coppa feel" breast cancer charity and this made us laugh (https://coppafeel.org/)
4) Seeing Maya Goodwin, Jo Bull and their amazing friend Fiona at Aldwych gave me a massive boost
5) Running at the same pace as a large plastic Tyrannosaurus Rex also provided a good distraction, especially when, because of the tiny T-Rex arms, she had to stop and get marshals to pour water into her mouth for her
6) Marshals are fab and it made me realise how important it is when we marshal and cheer people on
7) I do need to get faster and yes, Grant Conway going to track is the best way to do this, and when I can raise myself off the loo without grabbing onto a sink (its getting easier!) I will be back
8) Joining ELR remains one of the best decisions I ever made, starting with Don Bennett and his 5k beginners group got me going and where else would you get a medal for running a 35 minute 5k? Huge thanks to all of you for the encouragement.
9) Royal Parks is a really beautiful course, the weather was perfect and Iâ€™d recommend it to anyone
10) I can push myself much more than I think, just go out there, give it a go and chances are it will be fine-I can't wait to do the next one and improve my time x
Shoreditch City Run 10km - Sunday 8th October 2017
|Caroline McGirr||55.01 pb||2269th|
|Rachel Le Roux||55.09||2293rd|
|Louis Le Roux||55.10||2297th|
|Tina Bennett||55.21 pb||2323rd|
|Sinead Ryan||57.07 pb||2627th|
Stuart Barton reports:- A great 10k this morning, I met up with a few other ELR and we traveled
to hipster central, A well organized start (apart from the loos), We all got into our pens and before
we new it we were off, A lots of twist and turns around the residential area of Shoreditch, a few people
had ventured out to cheer us along, At 8k we hit some cobbles they were not nice. I never got a PB but
close, A good selection of goodies at the end and nice bit of bling. Next stop Beachy head,
Tina Bennett reports:- For those who know me well youâ€™ll know how broken my body was after the London Marathon. I desperately tried to pull off the Newham 10km on the 2nd July only to hobble from 5km with a pulled calf and failed again to officially break the 1 hr. Today on the tail end of a chesty cough and a week on lemsip I lined up with minimal motivation for the Shoreditch city run 10km. I got round injury free and completely shocked myself with a PB of 55:21. Today is a good day. So wonderful also to meet up with you ELR lot, itâ€™s been a while.
Craig Livermore reports:-
I headed off for 06:05 to catch the N8 into London, for the Adidas City Run: Shoreditch. Got there at 07:24, the race not starting until 09:00, talk about keen eh? I call it leaving room for compromise.
It was nice chatting with a few runners before the start, to understand what their goals were etc. To be honest I couldn't have felt anymore relaxed going into it this morning, kind of like my last race on Tuesday.
So before we headed off, we did a brief warm up with none other than 3 time Olympic gold medalist, Tom Daly. Talk about an awesome start to the morning, I thought "it can't get any better than this." How wrong I was, opening up with a 6:27 mile, I didn't feel like I was going that fast. I was only meant to 7:00 average, to get just under 44 mins.
Long story short, I didn't touch the 7min barrier until the 6th mile (7:02), gradually getting slower to hit my goal pace. I sprinted for the finish at (6:21 pace), but my reserves for any quicker than that were by and large, depleted. My provisional time is 42:50, but will update when I've got my official result.
I know this is a lengthy post, but so much has gone right this week that I can't help but be over the moon (pardon the pun in this instance). I'm more or less back now, just need to unlock some more speed and endurance and I should be fine, but we'll see.
I'd also like to thank all of those in and out of the club, for being there for me when I needed you all the most. And because I wasn't at the last ELVIS race, consider this my send off race for our good old comrade Roger Dixon. I'll miss him heaps, he had a profound effect on brining out the best in me and imparting invaluable advice that I can't thank him enough for.
I'll see you all Wednesday, as I'm hella exhausted!
Plymouth 10km - Sunday 8th October 2017
QEOP 10km - Saturday 7th October 2017
Essex Cross Country Relays (approx 4.3km) - Saturday 7th October 2017
|Dan Senior||16.38||14th 0f 80|
|Karen Levison||17.41||23rd of 80|
|Eleanor Wilkinson||18.51||34th 0f 80|
|Ciaran Canavan||18.18||27th of 80|
|Fiona Critchley||22.01||71st of 84|
|Alexandra Brown||19.33||41st of 84|
|Rachel Le Roux||no time|
|Tricia ONeill||21.42||65th of 84|
|Sarah Burns||21.11||59th of 84|
|Maud Hodson||no time|
|Spencer Evans||16.29||60th of 162|
|Paul Thompson||18.05||111th of 162|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||18.46||128th of 162|
|Mark Moir||18.28||123rd of 162|
|Jonathan Shaw||19.02||136th of 162|
|Lance Fuller||21.10||154th of 162|
|Paul Marshall||no time|
|Stuart Norris||no time|
|Shahib Miah Ali||18.05||110th of 162|
|John Healy||20.23||147th of 162|
|Louis Le Roux||no time|
|Shaun DeSena||no time|
Mixed team 5th place - 1.11.28
Women's teams 24th place
Men's teams 28th - 1.11.48
37th - 1.17.52
41st - 1.21.45
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 7th October 2017
|John Henry||19.17||16th - 69.75% Finsbury|
|Calvin Bobin||22.19 debut||5th - 73.11% Tamar Trails|
|Dan Gritton||18.17||3rd - 76.74% Roding Valley|
|Peter Hatley||21.16 (course pb)||11th - 65.67% Roding Valley|
|Sheila Kennedy||59.44 (tailwalker)||96th - 31.14% Roding Valley|
|Claire Emery||29.24 debut||267th - 55.10% Long Eaton|
|Patrick Brown||17.44 debut||2nd - 73.31% Hillsborough|
|Liam Dempsey||25.42||39th - 50.32% Brentwood|
|Shailesh Patel||30.38||230th - 48.53% Leicester Victoria|
|Tim Aylett||24.58||30th - 54.27% Sittingbourne|
|Stuart Barton||26.07 debut||686th - 55.14% - Bushy|
|Paula Bedford||23.22||87th - 66.83% - Hackney|
|Kat Maskell||24.11 (course pb)||101st - 62.23% - Hackney|
|Jakub Czeczotka||27.22||157th - 48.48% - Hackney|
|Aaron Browne||18.44||1st - 68.86% - Valentines|
|Simon Thomas||19.03||2nd - 68.50% - Valentines|
|Ashley Faria||20.01||7th - 71.94% - Valentines|
|Lauren Aston||23.31 (1st woman)||33rd - 62.93% - Valentines|
|Maran Raju||26.00||66th - 57.63% - Valentines|
|Suzanne Cubitt||26.16||70th - 57.30% - Valentines|
|Paul Marshall||26.17||71st - 49.65% - Valentines|
|Abdirahman Adan||28.10||94th - 51.54% - Valentines|
|Sharon Springfield||23.24||45th - 67.24% - Wanstead|
|Alex Jameson||24.30 (course pb)||54th - 58.78% - Wanstead|
|Colin Dryland||24.54||64th - 57.36% - Wanstead|
|Suzanne Taylor||25.31||70th - 64.14% - Wanstead|
|Viktor Szabadi||25.36||72nd - 58.53% - Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||25.37 (150th parkrun)||73rd - 62.59% - Wanstead|
|Catherine Brett||26.05||78th - 65.88% - Wanstead|
|Fiona Day||26.43||86th - 71.62% - Wanstead|
|Maud Hodson||27.21||96th - 58.07% -Wanstead|
|Sarah Burns||27.22||97th - 56.21% - Wanstead|
|Nick Hoult||28.49||121st - 48.47% - Wanstead|
|Caroline Moore||29.04||126th - 61.47% - Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||31.13||142nd - 50.40% - Wanstead|
|Gareth Davies||31.14||143rd - 46.85% - Wanstead|
|Shaun DeSena||28.24 debut||99th - 45.54% - Raphael|
|Sinead Ryan||29.42||98th - 52.97% - Gunpowder|
|John Booth||18.06||10th - 73.79% - Mile End|
|Mark Moir||19.18 (course pb)||20th - 66.84% - Mile End|
|Shahib Miah Ali||27.17 (with buggy)||186th - 47.53% - Mile End|
|Samia Choudhury||33.44 debut||258th - 43.87% - Mile End|
|Janet Bywater||24.58||39th - 68.83% - Walthamstow|
|Ravinder Bassi||45.00 debut||122nd - 34.70% - Walthamstow|
|Andrew Howard||23.25 debut||58th - 66.19% Wimpole Estate|
45 parkruns at 17 venues, 2 first finishers for Aaron & Lauren, both at Valentines.
8 debuts and 4 course pbs.150th parkrun for Bernadett.
5 Age Grade bests for Kat Maskell, Abdirahman, Alex, Mark Moir and John Henry.
ELR parkrun records for:-
Calvin Bobin at Tamar Trails.
Andrew Howard at Wimpole Estate from Alan Branch.
Claire Emery at Long Eaton.
Chingford League - Event 1 - Hog Hill 5km, Redbridge Cycle Circuit - Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Men's A Team 3rd 8pts
B Team 4th 7pts
Vets 5th 6pts
Ladies Team 2nd 9th
Ladies Vets 3rd 8th
Mike Reports.ELR turned up in force for the first race in the Chingford League calendar, with a record 54 Runners taking part. The formidable Karen Levison was first for ELR in the ladies race with a time of 20.07 to take 3rd place. Ellie Wilkinson and Emily Clarke (9th and 10th place respectively) and Paula Bedford (12th) also impressed.
Thomas Grimes looked to have taken 3rd position in the men's race in very close finish, but was ultimately placed 4th with both athletes given the same time of 16.29. Not far behind was Euan Brown in 4th place, whilst his brother Patrick was 15th and Billy Rayner 25th.
There were many debuts and fine performances - too many to mention. Thanks to all our Runners, also our marshalls and spectators who turned up on the night.
Harold Wood Charity Run 10km - Sunday 1st October 2017
XIX Carrera Urbana Villa De El Gastor (8km Trail) - Sunday 1st October 2017
|Antonio Martin Romero||28.37||2nd|
Stewarts Moor Park 10km - Sunday 1st October 2017
Cardiff Half Marathon - Sunday 1st October 2017
Middlesex 10km Championship, Victoria Park - Sunday 1st October 2017
Robert and Dan pictured at the race!
35th Anniversary Party - Saturday 30th September 2017
Run Through Velopark 10m - Saturday 30th September 2017
|Tim Le Rasle||1.10.15||5th|
|Rachel Le Roux||1.37.05||46th|
Run Through Velopark 10km - Saturday 30th September 2017
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 30th September 2017
|Aaron Browne||19.08 debut||8th - 67.42% Grovelands|
|Roisin Archer||21.57||35th - 68.56% Grovelands|
|Ijeoma Anozie||25.34||149th - 59.84% Hackney|
|Ruel Ordonio||26.07||158th - 53.48% Hackney|
|Roselin Boramakot||27.18 (course pb)||178th - 54.21% Hackney|
|Calvin Bobin||20.59||7th - 77.76% Roding Valley|
|Tim Aylett||25.47||47th - 52.55% Roding Valley|
|Shaun DeSena||28.39 debut||217th - 45.14% Bedford|
|Peter Hatley||22.49 debut||74th - 61.21% Highbury Fields|
|Michael Bamford||22.50 debut||75th - 65.11% Highbury Fields|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||25.40 debut||138th - 55.65% Highbury Fields|
|Stuart Kelly||18.54||2nd - 69.05% Valentines|
|Ashley Faria||20.09||5th - 71.46% Valentines|
|Shahib Miah Ali||20.10||6th - 64.30% Valentines|
|Clive Mehew||22.00 debut||12th - 64.47% Valentines|
|Lauren Aston||23.43||32nd - 62.40% Valentines|
|Victoria Charlesworth||27.36||77th - 57.55% Valentines|
|Samia Choudhury||34.01||140th - 43.51% Valentines|
|Ravinder Bassi||42.32||186th - 36.72% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||56.55 (tailwalker)||207th - 26.12% Valentines|
|Stuart Barton||27.06 debut||30th - 53.14% Westmill|
|Ciaran Canavan||19.19||6th - 72.30% Wanstead|
|Scott McMillan||19.51||8th - 69.77% Wanstead|
|Mark Moir||20.08||10th - 64.07% Wanstead|
|Roger Stubbs||21.01 (course pb)||14th - 73.12% Wanstead|
|Paula Bedford||21.24 (course pb & 1st lady)||17th - 72.98% Wanstead|
|Felicity Price-Thomas||22.21||29th - 66.22% Wanstead|
|Sarah Burns||23.39||55th - 65.05% Wanstead|
|Andrew Fitzgerald||23.52 (course pb)||58th - 54.96% Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||25.04||76th - 63.96% Wanstead|
|Maud Hodson||25.05||77th - 63.32% Wanstead|
|Ellen Jones||25.53||92nd - 57.24% Wanstead|
|Carolyn Edwards||25.55 (course pb)||93rd - 57.68% Wanstead|
|Fiona Day||26.52||104th - 71.22% Wanstead|
|Nick Hoult||27.03||113th - 51.63% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||29.32||156th - 53.27% Wanstead|
|Catriona Hoult||30.40||165th - 50.54% Wanstead|
|Lucy Williams||34.02||188th - 44.96% Wanstead|
|Don Bennett||34.03||189th - 46.30% Wanstead|
|Katie Whitton||51.53 (tailwalker)||224th - 28.53% Wanstead|
|Paul Marshall||21.05 debut||14th - 61.90% Raphaels|
|Fiona Critchley||26.53 debut||62nd - 63.11% Billericay|
|Richard Potter||24.19 (50th parkrun)||32nd - 53.94% Gunpowder|
|Sinead Ryan||28.55||66th - 54.41% Gunpowder|
|Patrick Brown||17.34 (course pb)||5th - 74% Mile End|
|John Booth||18.21||11th - 72.75% Mile End|
|Graham Peacock||22.19||87th - 59.82% Mile End|
|Thomas Grimes||17.19 (course pb)||1st - 77.09% Gladstone|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||25.59 (course pb)||51st - 58.50% Barking|
|Andrew Howard||23.56 debut||9th - 64.76% East Grinstead|
|Janet Bywater||25.30||27th - 67.39% Walthamstow|
|Steven Bywater||28.02||49th - 53.45% Walthamstow|
|James Nichols||20.56||8th - 62.34% Brentwood|
|Alexandra Wilkinson||26.02||47th - 62.23% Hockley Woods|
54 parkruns at 18 venues, 2 first finishers,8 course pbs and 10 debuts.
First finishers for Thomas at Gladstone and Paula at Wanstead.
50th parkrun for Richard Potter.
Age Grade Bests for this year from Victoria, Andrew, Carolyn, Lucy and both Alexandra's.
ELR parkrun records for:-Shaun DeSena at Bedford, Stuart Barton at Westmill,
Thomas at Gladstone and Andrew Howard at East Grinstead.
Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5km - Friday 29th September 2017
|Andrew Baxter||19.11||34th - 75.7%|
Go Tri Duathlon, QEOP Velopark - Tuesday 26th September 2017
|Sarah Burns||1.00.55||1st woman (sprint)|
|Paula Bedford||1.02.27||2nd woman (sprint)|
|Louis Le Roux||1.00.26||12th man|
|Graham Peacock||1.04.03||16th man|
|Rachel Le Roux||36.36||2nd supersprint|
|Shaun DeSena||36.48||4th supersprint|
Sprint Duathlon 3.4k run, 16k cycle, 3.4k run.
Sarah 16.00, 29.00,15.54 = 1.00.55
Paula 14.30, 33.18, 14.38 = 1.02.27
Louis 16.23, 27.15, 16.47 = 1.00.26
Graham 15.26, 33.50, 14.47 = 1.04.03
also Michael Bamford 14.20, 22.35, 15.54 = 52.50 (puncture)
Supersprint Duathlon 1.6k run, 8k cycle,1.6k run.
Rachel 8.38, 19.13, 8.43 = 36.36
Shaun 8.52, 18.30,9.24 = 36.48
Don 10.39, 2 lap cycle, 1 mile run(untimed) (mechanical)
Next events are on Tuesday 10th October & Tuesday 7th November 2017
Disneyland Paris Half Marathon - Sunday 24th September 2017
Yes To Life 10km, Victoria Park - Sunday 24th September 2017
|Ashley Faria||42.37 pb||1st|
Elvis 7 - Valentines Park 5km hosted by East London Runners - Sunday 24th September 2017
|Thomas Grimes||16.52 (15.54)||2nd - scorer|
|Patrick Brown||17.27 (17.26)||4th - scorer|
|John Booth||17.36 (17.34)*pb||5th - scorer - 76.38%|
|Billy Rayner||17.42 (17.40)||6th|
|Alex Bee||18.05 (18.01)*||9th - 72.06%|
|Dan Senior||18.22 (18.21)||14th - scorer|
|Daniel Lee||18.31 (18.30)*||15th - scorer - 78.56%|
|Spencer Evans||18.40 (18.36)||16th|
|Ciaran Canavan||19.05 (19.01)*||19th - scorer - 73.62%|
|Jennifer Ansell||19.20 (19.17)||22nd - 2nd scorer|
|Tim Le Rasle||19.36 (19.31)||30th - 28th|
|Mark Moir||19.42 (19.37)*||31st - 29th - 66.19%|
|Karen Levison||20.01 (19.58)||35th - 4th scorer 1st V45|
|Ava Lee||20.10 (20.06)||36th - 5th scorer 1st V35|
|Nick Hoult||20.35 (20.28)*pb||43rd - 38th - 68.40%|
|Paul Thompson||20.41 (20.32)||45th - 40th|
|Paul Marshall||20.46 (20.38)*||46th - 41st - 63.65%|
|Manjit Singh||20.48 (20.47)*||47th - 42nd - 67.36%|
|Eleanor Wilkinson||20.51 (20.45) =pb||48th - 6th scorer|
|Roger Stubbs||20.55 (20.47)*pb||49th - 43rd - 73.78%|
|Peter Hatley||21.14 (21.06)*||54th - 48th - 66.35%|
|Grant Conway||21.20 (21.13)||55th - 49th|
|Neil Gage||21.21 (21.11)||56th - 50th|
|Matthew Sharpe||21.35 (21.28)*||61st - 54th - 60.95%|
|Jonathan Shaw||21.38 (21.36)*||62nd - 55th - 64.81%|
|Caroline Frith||21.52 (21.45)||65th - 8th (Elvis debut)|
|Stuart Norris||22.00 (21.51)* pb||68th - 60th - 59.42%|
|Richard Potter||22.05 (21.49)||69th - 61st|
|Graham Peacock||22.12 (22.02)*||71st - 62nd - 60.89%|
|Shailesh Patel||22.20 (22.08)||73rd - 64th|
|Sheetal Dandgey||22.36 (22.30)||76th - 10th|
|Richard Guest||22.53 (22.44)||80th - 70th|
|Rotimi Oyegunle||22.59 (22.52)*||82nd - 72nd - 60.35%|
|Gareth Davies||23.36 (23.13)||94th - 81st|
|Chloe Millan||23.39 (23.27)||96th - 14th|
|David Hallybone||23.43 (23.27)||99th - 85th|
|Lance Fuller||23.45 (23.29)||100th - 86th|
|Jay Sangha||23.49 (23.35)||103rd - 88th|
|Andrew Fitzgerald||23.54 (23.43)*||105th - 89th - 54.74%|
|John Healy||23.55 (23.44)||106th - 90th|
|Katherine Harris||24.05 (23.47)||108th - 17th|
|Julie Campbell||24.23 (24.14)||114th - 20th|
|Joanna Neville||24.25 (24.13)*||116th - 21st - 61.53%|
|Stephen Swan||24.27 (24.10)*||118th - 97th - 54.00%|
|Kat Maskell||24.51 (24.35)||125th - 24th|
|Stuart Barton||24.52 (24.34)||126th - 102nd|
|Zuzana Urbanova||24.55 (24.51)*||129th - 27th (Elvis debut)59.96%|
|Lucy Barron||24.56 (24.42)||130th - 28th|
|Ramesh Pala||24.59 (24.42)||135th - 103rd|
|George Georgiou||25.06 (24.50)||136th - 104th|
|Kathryn Hertzberg||25.14 (25.00)*||136th - 31st|
|Tricia ONeill||25.18 (25.08)||137th - 32nd|
|Alex Jameson||25.26 (25.07)* pb||140th - 106th - 57.40%|
|Bernadett Kalmar||25.30 (25.13)||139th - 33rd|
|Viktor Szabadi||25.41 (25.22)||143rd - 107th|
|Suzanne Taylor||25.43 (25.31)||142nd - 35th (Elvis debut)|
|Mary Connolly||26.06 (25.49)||144th - 37th|
|Liam Dempsey||26.10 (25.56)||148th - 109th|
|Suzanne Cubitt||26.12 (25.56)*pb||147th - 38th - 57.71%|
|Katie Whitton||26.18 (25.58)||148th - 39th|
|Robyn Turtle||26.21 (26.05)*||149th - 40th - 56.61%|
|Katherine Gardner||26.39 (26.21)*||155th - 43rd - 56.99%|
|Rachel Le Roux||26.41 (26.32)||156th - 44th|
|Caroline Moore||27.00 (26.41)*||159th - 46th - 66.98%|
|Caroline McGirr||27.07 (26.59)* pb||161st - 47th - 55.22%|
|Anna Dingle||27.47 (27.27)*pb||173rd - 54th - 55.92%|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||27.47 (27.36)||174th - 55th|
|Diana Rexhepaj||27.58 (27.50)||176th - 57th|
|Catriona Hoult||28.29 (28.13)||186th - 65th|
|John Atkinson||28.34 (28.17)||187th - 122nd|
|Helen McGuinness||28.34 (28.23)||188th - 66th|
|Sandra Hiller||28.50 (28.33)*pb||190th - 68th - 63.47%|
|Sarah Pascal||28.58 (28.42)*pb||192nd - 70th - 56.84%|
|Joanna Wood||29.35 (29.18)||200th - 76th|
|Jason Levy||29.37 (29.18)||201st - 125th|
|Victoria Charlesworth||30.02 (28.09)||207th - 82nd|
|Katy Taylor||35.03 (34.43)*||237th - 101st - 44.55%|
Team results - Men 1st ELR - Thomas, Patrick & John.
Team results - Ladies 1st ELR - Jenny, Karen & Ava.
Elvis team results - Men 1st ELR & as above plus Dan Senior, Danny Lee & Ciaran.
Elvis team results -Ladies 1st ELR & as above plus Ellie.
159 ELR's took part in at least one Elvis race, 7 completed all 7 races,18 completed 6 events and
23 completed 5 races. 48 made the final results with 5 races or more.
The 7's Danny Lee 90pts (2nd V40), Paul Thompson 249pts, Caroline Moore 275pts, Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera 317pts,Shailesh Patel 408pts, Rotimi Oyegunie 513pts and Stuart Barton 621pts.
The 6's Thomas Grimes 12pts (1st overall), Ava Lee 17ps (1st V35, 3rd overall),Dan Senior 92pts (3rd V40),
Ellie Wilkinson 41pts (4th overall), Katherine Harris 94pts (4th overall), Patricia ONeill 158pts(3rd V45),
John Atkinson 732 pts(2nd V70),Spencer Evans 132pts, Mark Moir 198pts, Grant Conway 291pts, Ramesh Pala 448pts,Marc Akers 614pts, George Georgiou 570pts, Jason Levy 651pts, Rachel LeRoux 227pts, Fiona Day 225pts,Diana Rexhepaj 306 pts and Sarah Pascal 406pts.
5 events Jenny Ansell 6pts(1st lady overall), Patrick Brown 26pts (3rd overall), Billy Rayner 33pts (4th overall),Scott McMillan 102pts (4th V40),
Suzanne Bench 99pts (2nd V45), Julie Campbell 161pts (2nd V55),Sheetal Dandgey 89pts, Sarah Burns 150pts,Chloe Millan 122pts, Helen McGuiness 411pts, Sandra Hiller 436pts, James Nichols 153pts, Shahib Miah Ali 275pts, Ashley Faria 278pts, Jonny Shaw 310pts, Paul Marshall 344pts, Andrew Howard 387pts, John Healy 452pts, Nathaniel Dye 479pts, Andy Bolderstone 535pts, David Hallybone 538pts, Kieran Brown 539pts and Frank Brownlie 697pts.
Berlin Marathon - Sunday 24th September 2017
Berlin Marathon report by Andy Bolderstone
A month or so ago I decided to forget about times and just realize that 4 marathons in one year for someone like me (slow and with 3 marathons in 4 years previously) is a feat in itself. Had to keep reminding myself today though.
Today Berlin was grotty - grey skies, intermittent rain and cold (it said 15degrees but felt colder)
It is a busy race. So many people running. I was in the last pen which meant waiting around in the rain showers. It was so busy up til halfway that it was hard to find space to pass people. All my times were 10+ mins a mile (usually my second half pace). And a confession I neglected my core work and boy did it tell. My back was sore that in the second half of the race I walked roughly .2 of a mile for a lot of the second half to get some respite. Mile 19 - duh! I remembered I had painkillers so I got to the next water station and took some. Mile 25 was my quickest of the whole race at 9.30 ish and the final .6 at 9.17 pace. Oh well. I've learnt lots this year so I hope to put that into practise for Venice next month (mid race I was adamant I wasn't doing it).
My race weekend could have been more conducive to a good race (I travelled late on Friday evening, rented a room as I was on my own and really missed Annette and the girls) and the weather was miserable ( I had been fearing an Indian summer but it seems the sun chose wisely and shined on ELR today).
Berlin was a course that could be great for fast times. If you're an elite runner. Every 3 miles us slowies had to run through mountains of plastic cups (cups not bottles! Come on Berlin you're meant to be a major marathon).
If I had been in a higher starting pen I reckon I could have knocked a min a mile of my first half (maybe ðŸ¤”) which would have brought me close to a pb but I didn't merit one to be honest. Four weeks to improve my core before Venice!! Oh and I brought up 1000 miles in 2017 mid raceðŸ˜
3 marathons (2 pb's) down, 1 left this year.
Paul Quinton:- Berlin Marathon 2:51:45. Gutted, but I wont stop until that 2:45 barrier is broken! Thanks to my long suffering wife for being so understanding when I go running for hrs on end every weekend!
Berlin marathon race report by Rosalind.
I didn't have a great lead up to the race, a sprained ankle and illness meant my taper was extended to 5 weeks. September was restricted to sporadic 5ks and my longest run being the 10k club run the week of the marathon! I was nervous, worried but excited!
It was a mad rush to get to the Expo to pick up my number on Saturday. Thankfully, going last minute meant no queues! Expo was underwhelming. After paying over 100 euros for the registration, I forked out another 27 for the finishers t-shirt! ðŸ˜¨ Left with a yucky khaki coloured shirt as all the nice tops had sold out, YES sold out! I had to get some memento for the event though so had to make do.
It was a good 5km walk from the nearest station to the start line for me and my feet were already throbbing from all the sightseeing. Conditions were wet and humid. The first 10 miles flew by, my foot and ankle was hurting but tolerable. I aimed to get to half way by 2 hrs 20 to have any hope of finishing under 5 hours and got there around 2 hrs 16 (PB at slow marathon pace so can't wait for my next half!). Wheels came apart at 17 miles, my fitness felt fine but I lost the mental battle and decided my foot was just in pieces by that point. I hated life and regretted signing up to the damn thing! I was constructing my bail out excuses to the Beachy Head gang at this point ðŸ™ˆðŸ˜… and had to adapt run/walk for the next 9 miles, using the water stations as my breaks.
The water stations were disappointing, tapped water into plastic cups and no large bins for runners to chuck their waste in meant for 500m of wading through mountains of rubbish, slipping, sliding and dodging puddles. I guess the walking was pretty sensible in the end!
The atmosphere was buzzing, the band's and supporters were magnificent and kept me going all the way! I got to mile 20 and knew I would finish, only a club run left! 23 miles and only a parkrun left! I really tried to run it all the way but my foot and ankle was just screaming at me. Got my second wind at 40km and decided it was now or never for a sub 5hrs so tried to pick up the pace, turned the corner and could see the Brandenburg Gate in sight. Kicked too soon and ran out of steam when I reached it so jogged another 100m before sprinting towards the finish line! Felt so emotional on that last stretch and pretty sure I had a smile on my face the last 2kms! All in all, I had a bloody fantastic time and so happy to have finished with a PB of 1hour 5 mins! Know I have so much more in me though so really excited for the next road marathon!
Note to people running this next year...the finish line is a good 200m AFTER the Brandenburg Gate ðŸ˜‚ hold off that sprint finish!
Berlin Marathon race report by Jakub Czeczotka
Berlin Marathon is particularly interesting for me as I could combine the race with a trip back home to visit my parents. With cheap and short flights itâ€™s a genuinely great excuse for a city break (just watch out for Ryanair cancellations!). Also, itâ€™s probably the easiest Worlds Major to get into with only 2 persons for a place in the ballot. The route itself is brilliant - itâ€™s one of the flattest marathons out there, has major landmarks (Reichstag, finish through the Brandenburg Gate), great support from the crowd and markers every kilometre (+half). We were in Berlin since Wednesday so could experience the build-up as we saw the marathon zone being set-up in Tiergarden, crossed countless times the three blue lines painted on the streets (marking the shortest route) and seen thousands running addicts at the expo (quick number pick up, great event t-shirt and jacket).
This was going to be my third marathon with two previous attempts going disastrously bad due to either injury or illness. In a way it was either third time lucky or just leave the marathon game altogether. Training has been relatively ok, I didnâ€™t manage to get the desired volume but still experienced good progress and in the process PBâ€™ed in 5k, 10k and half marathon so the prospects were good.
My intention was to run mostly on my heart rate which, if everything worked out, would put me on track for a 3:50-4:10 finish time. I hadnâ€™t predicted how excited I was going to get on the start line when I was surrounded by thousands of people doing Icelandic Viking chant for warm up and watched shots of the front group including Kipchoge, Bekele and Kipsang doing some world class running.
There were definitely things that could be improved. With over 43000 participants I was prepared for toilet queues but these were the worst Iâ€™ve ever experienced. Drink stations were serving water and isotonic in cups which made drinking next to impossible while running so I had to walk to rehydrate. To me the major issue was confusion with waves, as on sign up they had asked about previous results rather than the time Iâ€™d be aiming for. So I ended up in the last wave with pacers for 4:15 and slower and I knew I had to run my own race. Sadly, I ended up weaving around slower people from previous wave for most of the race.
To my surprise I never actually hit the wall, things were simply becoming more and more difficult but this was a slow decline rather than an abrupt halt. In the first 25k I had to slow myself down a lot, from 25k to 35k things were just right and after 35k I started putting more effort with every km. I kept telling myself how close I am, measure the distance in parkruns rather than kilometres and trying to visualise the route around Hackney Marshes as a reference. There was the promise of beer (Erdinger Alkoholfrei) and a very serious medal on the finish line so I had to play the mental game with myself as in the last few kilometres things were getting rather painful. Someone told me before that if my head can go the legs will follow so I tried to keep my head busy and pump my arms to maintain the pace.
At some point I realised Iâ€™m finally on Unter Den Linden with Brandenburger Tor few hundred metres away and the finish line just after. I tried to â€œsprintâ€ the last stretch so when I crossed the line I had to lean on one of the volunteers for support. Well above my expectation (I was quietly hoping for just under 4 hours) I clocked 3:52:11! This has been an all round great experience! I loved the build-up to the event, carb-loading on European-style bakery products, the Expo swamped with all things running, the overwhelming excitement of the start line and sheer determination to keep going in the last few kms.
So after all, I will carry on with marathons as I know now if the training is good the race will be good too!
Many thanks to Grant for the training plan, track sessions and support!
Robin Hood Marathon - Sunday 24th September 2017
Nottingham marathon race report
Many of you will know that I was apprehensive about this event as I hadn't put in the training. I also had a cold last week and felt a bit under the weather.
Right from the start I just didn't feel right. I had a stitch from mile one and by Mile 10 was already struggling. The first half was really well supported and it was great to see Geoff and Sophie at a few points- they were cycling around the route in support. I also got support from lots of Sophie's university friends which kept me going. The route went through Woollaton park, which was beautiful but also quite hilly. The weather was also warm and started to take its toll. The worst part was at 13 miles when the half marathoners split to finish and the relatively few marathoners carried on to what was a fairly lonely but pretty route along the canal and out on to the racecourse. By 20 miles it crossed my mind that I might need to pull out as was really flagging- decided at that point to allow myself to walk through each water station. That got me to the end and I was very glad to cross the finish line. Target was 4 hours but pleased just to have got round. Would I recommend this race? The half yes, full marathon not so sure- some pretty bits but also some nasty bits on busy roads and very few people in support. Next year I think I'll be a spectator!
10km for Crohns, Hyde Park - Sunday 24th September 2017
Barns Green Half Marathon - Sunday 24th September 2017
Ealing Half Marathon - Sunday 24th September 2017
|Shahib Miah Ali||1.39.48||610th|
Pleshey & Essex Half Marathon - Sunday 24th September 2017
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 23rd September 2017
|Roisin Archer||21:24 - (course PB & 1st woman)||15th - 70.33% - Grovelands|
|Eleanor Wilkinson||20.12 - (course PB & 1st woman)||38th - 73.27% - Hackney|
|Kat Maskell||24.31||96th - 61.39% - Hackney|
|Ijeoma Anozie||24.46||103rd - 61.78% - Hackney|
|Maya Goodwin||31.02||217th - 51.66% - Hackney|
|Stephen Swan||24.42 (course PB)||55th - 52.50% - Ipswich|
|Calvin Bobin||20.56 (course PB)||9th - 77.95% - Roding Valley|
|Paul Marshall||22.23||20th - 58.30% - Roding Valley|
|Katherine Harris||23.45 (course debut)||33rd - 63.37% - Roding Valley|
|Peter Hatley||29.03||71st - 48.08% - Roding Valley|
|Sheila Kennedy||45.14 (tail walker)||116th - 41.12% - Roding Valley|
|Aaron Browne||18.49||1st - 68.56% - Valentines|
|Manjit Singh||20.51||5th - 66.99% - Valentines|
|Michael Bamford||21.07 (course PB)||6th - 70.40% - Valentines|
|George Georgiou||25.17||43rd - 57.42% - Valentines|
|Maran Raju||26.13||65th - 57.15% - Valentines|
|Frank Brownlie||26.18||66th - 64.39% - Valentines|
|Jason Levy||29.59||113th - 47.64% - Valentines|
|Ravinder Bassi||42.52||200th - 36.43% - Valentines|
|Colin Dryland||22.45 (course debut)||32nd - 62.78% - Chester|
|Andrew Howard||22.49 (course debut)||8th - 67.93% - Hoblingwell|
|Shailesh Patel||24.48||35th - 59.95% - Barking|
|John Henry||19.31 (course PB)||4th - 68.40% - Walthamstow|
|Andrew Baxter||20.01 (course PB)||6th - 72.52% - Walthamstow|
|Stuart Barton||29.17 (course debut)||52nd - 49.47% - Queen Elizabeth|
|Janet Bywater||26.39 (course debut)||52nd - 64.48% - Brentwood|
|Steven Bywater||27.09 (course debut)||63rd - 55.19% - Brentwood|
|Tim Aylett||26.05||31st - 51.95% - Sittingbourne|
|Scott McMillan||17.45 (course PB)||4th - 78.03% - Wanstead|
|James Wilson||18.53||6th - 72.82% - Wanstead|
|Ciaran Canavan||19.13||10th - 72.68% - Wanstead|
|Felicity Price-Thomas||22.05||32nd - 67.02% - Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||23.18||45th - 65.95% - Wanstead|
|Maud Hodson||25.01||64th - 63.49% - Wanstead|
|Nick Hoult||25.28||72nd - 54.84% - Wanstead|
|Alex Jameson||25.40 (course PB)||78th - 56.10% - Wanstead|
|Viktor Szabadi||25.52||82nd - 57.93% - Wanstead|
|Sarah Burns||26.27||90th - 58.16% - Wanstead|
|Fiona Day||26.38||95th - 71.84% - Wanstead|
|Rachel Le Roux||28.24||127th - 52.64% - Wanstead|
|Caroline Moore||28.37||130th - 62.43% - Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||29.43 (200th parkrun)||144th - 52.94% - Wanstead|
|Lucy Williams||34.27||192nd - 44.41% - Wanstead|
|Elizabeth ODonnell||35.51||195th - 45.19% - Wanstead|
|Morag Campbell||39.53||207th - 40.20% - Wanstead|
|Mark Moir||20.17 (course debut)||21st - 63.60% - South Shields|
|Antonio Martin Romero||17.12 (course debut)||1st - 75.19% - Gunpowder|
47 parkruns at 15. 4 first finishers.a 200th parkrun,
First finishes for Roisin, Ellie, Antonio and Aaron.
7 parkruns at Age Grade bests for 2017 from Ellie, Kat, Maya, Stephen, Calvin, Scott, Alex & Lucy.
ELR parkrun records for:- Mark at South Sheilds ,Stephen at Ipswich,
Colin at Chester and Andrew at Hoblingwell.
Half Ironman 70.3 , Weymouth - Sunday 17th September 2017
Iron man Weymouth 70.3
James Creed:- Finish time: 6:45.23
1.2 mile swim - 48.55
T1 : 10.49
56 mile bike - 3hr 44 min 53
1/2 marathon run - 1hr 53 min 10
Purbeck 16 - Sunday 17th September 2017
The Purbeck Running Festival 2017 (Marathon/16)
I signed up for this event for 2 reasons 1. its 5 minutes from my Parents House 2. The Views!
Considering they rate this event as 'Hard' on the website I probably should of trained a bit harder but alas life happens, although Im not overly keen on trail running (mainly because its knackers you out a lot quicker than road running) I fancied signing up as I am very familiar with this particular area of Dorset and I absolutely adore it so fancied a challenge and fortunately I was able to rope Jenny in for another go at the Marathon and me the 16.
We took a selfie on the pier and wished each other luck with a slight look of fear in both our eyes and Jenny set off for the Marathon. A short while later I gathered with the 16 Mile group for the briefing and then we began.
The race starts in Swanage immediately heading UP the hill towards Durlston and then past Anvil Point, this was about a 4.5 mile clamber along the cliff where we eventually turned off and headed UP.....AGAIN along the coastal path towards Worth Matravas (FINALLY AN ACTUAL ROAD) up through Kingston and onwards to Corfe Castle where there was a water station which to my delight also had Jaffa Cakes on offer (to say I was excited about the sight of a jaffa cake after 11 miles of trail is an understatement), once through Corfe we ran across and began the assent up to Ballard Down where I was relieved to discover plenty of people walking as this went on for a good few miles. Eventually I reached the top where I could enjoy the descent back down to Swanage along the Sea Front and up to the finish.
Shortly after I had finished and was tucking in to a less than impressive orange my mum lept to her feet shouting "8 THEY SAID 8 THATS JENNY" I hobbled over to the finish where my mum was still keen to get her attention I pointed out that she might be a tad delirious after nearly 27 miles of trail running in under 4 hours (especially after finding out you were 1st lady).
A great event that was well sign posted with plenty of marshals along the way, although It was incredibly challenging I wouldn't say no to doing it again as It was the most scenically beautiful route I have ever experienced.
Mayors Charity Fun Run 10km, Enfield - Sunday 17th September 2017
Hatfield Forest Half Marathon - Sunday 17th September 2017
Natasha Howard:- Oh no! I was hoping no-one at the club would find out about this
- it was a total mud bath and my worst time ever!
Purbeck Marathon - Sunday 17th September 2017
|Jennifer Ansell||3.49.10||10th, 1st lady|
Descente London Half Duathlon - Sunday 17th September 2017
|Rachel Le Roux||1.54.17|
Andy - 5k run 30.45, t1 3.08, 22k bike 45.52, t2 1.56, 5k run 20.39.
Rachel - 5k run 26.21, t1 2.08, 22k bike 55.51, t2 1.13, 5k run 28.44.
Deep River Rock Belfast Half Marathon - Sunday 17th September 2017
|Ciaran Canavan||1.29.05||201st / 3500|
Deep River Rock Belfast Half Marathon this morning. A Lillie longer than the 2k runs currently allowed
by the Physio, and suffering a little from a hilly Rostrevor parkrun yesterday too.
Started slow and got quicker, with my last 5k being my quickest. 1:29:05 (confirmed).
201st overall out of circa 3,500
Descente London Duathlon - Sunday 17th September 2017
|Louis Le Roux||2.55.48|
Duathlon 10k run, t1, 44k bike, t2, 5k run.
Jonathan 43.16, 2.15, 1.27.02, 1.50, 21.55
Michael 43.18, 1.57, 1.28.05, 1.26, 23.31.
Peter 44.04, 3.37, 1.34.18, 2.43, 22.21.
Graham 48.16, 3.16, 1.35.31, 2.33, 26.10.
Louis 45.59, 3.23, 1.33.19, 2.00, 31.07.
Descente London Ultra Duathlon - Sunday 17th September 2017
20k run 1.34.21, t1 5.50,77k bike 2.46.08,t2 7.52,10k run 52.52.
That was loooooong!
London Ultra duathlon complete and really recommended.
....and I never want to see another gel again, even the gu ones!
Descente London 10km - Sunday 17th September 2017
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||54.46 pb|
You know you are addicted to running and your ELR mates when you wake up at 5ham on a Sunday morning for a race ! Diana and i did a great 2 miles warm up from Richmond station, necessary cause it was pretty cold. I started the first mile quite fast but it went up hills quite quickly for the first 3k and when i looked at my watch and my pace, i started giving up the idea of a PB! Thought it was fine and i could enjoy watching the deers but once the hills finished , i saw my pace improving more and more downhills and went for a PB halfway on km5! Realised i could still go for it and when my legs started to complain at kilometer 6, i told them: come on, you carried me for a 20 miles last Sunday, stop moaning, you are not gonna let me down now... 54mins 46s: a new PB ! Really pleased with that ! It was lovely to then hang around with Diana and Rachel afterwards and cheer on for the guys doing the Duathlon! Sorry i couldn't stay longer for your duathlon, Rachel ... Diana and I finished with a 2.5 miles warm down to the station ( I am chasing a 100miles mileage this month after all ) ! Richmond is a long way but it was worth it !!!
ITU World Championship Triathlon, Rotterdam (Age Grade Final) - Sunday 17th September 2017
|Ava Lee||2.25.34||28th (40-44)|
1500m swim - 27.56, t1 5.07, 40k bike - 1.10.35, t2 2.06, 10k run - 39.51.
ITU Age Group World Championships, Rotterdam, Ava Lee 2:25, 28th out of 89
in age category - triathletes from all over the World! Amazing, huh?!
St Albans Duathlon - Sunday 17th September 2017
|Dan Senior||2.23.01 debut||4th, 3rd man|
10k run - 42.00,t1 1.08, 40k bike - 1.18.39,t2 0.57, 5k run - 20.16
Brighton & Hove Triathlon - Sunday 17th September 2017
|Kat Maskell||3.12.01 debut|
1500m swim - 34.45, T1 - 4.04, 40k bike - 1.34.50, T2 - 2.07, 10k run - 56.18
My first one! Very well organised and highly recommend this event!
Now a hot shower and the biggest roast I can find in this city!
Baden Marathon, Karlsruhe, Germany - Sunday 17th September 2017
Reigate Half Marathon - Sunday 17th September 2017
|Robert Rayworth||1.29.23 pb|
Reigate Half Marathon 1:29:23 Finally Sub 1:30 Hurray!
Richmond Half Marathon - Sunday 17th September 2017
Great Run Local 5km, QEOP - Sunday 17th September 2017
|Stuart Barton||25.46||2nd - 54.7%|
|Maya Goodwin||31.43||6th - 50.1%|
Great Run Local. I really enjoyed it! It was really low key, only 6 of us
including Stuart Stupot Barton and Jessica Trayler-Moore , and we got the
route completely wrong and muddled, it didn't matter though, in fact it
made me run faster as I didn't want to get lost or left behind! It did mean
we didn't really run home like we'd planned too, the lure of toast in EAT
was tooooq tempting!
Serpentine Swim /London Classics - Saturday 16th September 2017
|Anna Dingle||1.17.44 (2 mile)||378th lady, 110th age group.|
|Fiona Day||56.54 (1 mile)||872nd lady, 88th age group.|
Super chuffed. Completed the Swim Serpentine 2 mile race today to
become one of the first people in the London Classics Hall of Fame
having completed the London Marathon and the Ride London 100.
Nice bit of bling too!
Kew Gardens 10km/Richmond Running Festival - Saturday 16th September 2017
|Katherine Harris||44.45 pb||128th|
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 16th September 2017
|Alexandra Wilkinson||34.43||75th - 46.66% Hadleigh|
|Roisin Archer||21.56 (debut & 1st lady)||17th - 68.62% Grovelands|
|Stuart Kelly||18.12||7th - 71.70% Hackney|
|Lauren Aston||23.47||98th - 62.23% Hackney|
|Roselin Boramakot||27.43 (course pb)||167th - 53.40% Hackney|
|Ciaran Canavan||20.33 (course pb)||3rd - 67.96% Rostrevor|
|Lance Fuller||24.37 (debut)||13th - 62.42% Rostrevor|
|Peter Hatley||21.20 (debut)||6th - 65.47% Roding Valley|
|Aaron Browne||18.56||3rd - 68.13% Valentines|
|James Nichols||19.24 (course pb)||6th - 67.27% Valentines|
|Karen Levison||19.47||9th - 85.76% Valentines|
|Ashley Faria||20.10||13th - 71.40% Valentines|
|Colin Dryland||20.54 (debut)||15th - 68.34% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||22.49||27th - 65.16% Valentines|
|Gareth Davies||25.04 (debut)||62nd - 57.91% Valentines|
|Tim Aylett||25.55||75th - 52.28% Valentines|
|Saheed Shabbir||28.18||126th - 46.35% Valentines|
|James Wilson||18.07 (100th parkrun)||5th - 75.90% Wanstead|
|Scott McMillan||18.30||6th - 74.86% Wanstead|
|Roger Stubbs||21.38||26th - 71.03% Wanstead|
|David Hallybone||24.51||64th - 55.73% Wanstead|
|Maud Hodson||25.09||68th - 63.15% Wanstead|
|Viktor Szabadi||25.28||75th - 58.84% Wansyead|
|Catherine Brett||25.57||83rd - 66.22% Wanstead|
|Alex Jameson||26.16||89th - 54.82% Wanstead|
|Caroline Moore||27.53||114th - 64.08% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||28.21||123rd - 55.50% Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||29.16||144th - 54.78% Wanstead|
|Jess Trayler-Moore||30.06 (debut)||152nd - 50.50% Wanstead|
|Claire Emery||30.07||153rd - 53.79% Wanstead|
|Nick Hoult||30.41||170th - 45.52% Wanstead|
|Maya Goodwin||31.42||179th - 50.58% Wanstead|
|Don Bennett||33.24||192nd - 47.21% Wanstead|
|Lucy Williams||36.44||206th - 41.65% Wanstead|
|Diana Rexhepaj||28.18 (debut)||167th - 57.83% Mile End|
|Thomas Grimes||17.31 (1st man)||1st - 76.21% Gladstone|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||20.55 (debut)||44th - 68.29% Burgess|
|Ruel Ordonio||25.38 (debut)||155th - 54.49% Burgess|
|Mark Moir||19.56 (course pb)||2nd - 64.72% Barking|
|Andrew Howard||22.35 (debut)||44th - 68.63% Huntingdon|
|Marc Akers||23.59 (course pb)||20th - 58.65% Clacton Seafront|
|Stephen Swan||24.45||105th - 52.39% Kesgrave|
|Jakub Czeczotka||20.58 (course pb)||17th - 62.88% Kolobrzeg|
|Paul Marshall||23.12 (debut)||41st - 56.25% Ally Pally|
|John Henry||19.12 (course pb)||20th - 69.53% Finsbury|
|Andrew Baxter||20.43 (debut)||5th - 70.07% Walthamstow|
|Alex Haward||23.15||17th - 56.70% Walthamstow|
|Steven Bywater||25.31||31st - 58.72% Walthamstow|
48 parkruns at 18 venues, 3 first finishers.
7 course pbs and 13 debuts, 100th parkrun for James Wilson,
First finishes for Thomas at Gladstone, Karen at Valentines and Roisin at Grovelands.
Age Grade bests for 2017 for Roselin, Peter Hatley, Karen, Saheed, Jess, Lucy,
Stephen, Jakub and John Henry.
parkrun records for:-
Ciaran at Rostrevor, Thomas at Gladstone, Andrew at Huntingdon,
Jakub at Czeczotka and Marc at Clacton Seafront.
Run Through QEOP 5km - Saturday 16th September 2017
Run Through Chase The Sun 5km, QEOP - Wednesday 13th September 2017
Runthrough Chase the Sun race at the Olympic Park.
**SPOILER ALERT*** No PB tonight...but what a fab race!!!
The organisers were friendly, enthusiastic and encouraging from the off. How fab to be remembered by the "man in charge" Matt Wood (no relation but what a great name) - considering the last Runthrough race I did was 2 years ago!!
The course was ACE!!! Flat, fast and quite a bit downhill - so why no PB I hear you screaming at your phone/tablet/laptop?? What more does this woman want??????
Well having done almost 13 miles on Sunday I was perhaps slightly deluded in my abilities tonight - plus now being referred for physio for my poorly arm as been in pain for days ðŸ˜£. Also today was my second 0430hrs alarm call. Put it all together and it's not ideal.
Anyway, I'd entered the 10k but 5k started at the same time. Mile 1 I was flying (for me) and had to slow down - yep SLOW DOWN - to try and keep a steady pace. 9.09 for mile 1. Considering 8.15 is my PB I was grinning already. Mile 2 a steady 9.27 but my arm and legs did not share my joy.
2.5 miles in I decided a good 5k would do me and so cut the race short. Last mile still under 10mins and a sprint finish saw me just 50secs away from a PB! If I'd have started with the intention of doing 5k I'm pretty sure I'd have done a PB. But for once I'm pleased with my efforts.
Coming into the finish line Matt was calling out over the mic and I had the crowd cheering me on. The shame of how chuffed I felt overtaking a 10 year old boy was quickly forgotten as he smuggly - actually VERY smuggly - made a comeback and sprinted over the line before me!!
Waiting on the other side were 2 more of Matt's team ready to congratulate me, ask how I found it and genuinely make me feel like I was a winner!!
It was great to cheer my work running buddy over the finish line and seeing him get a 10k PB of 45 mins! !! His perplexed look that I was finished before him was priceless!!
To sum it up - a fab course, a fab atmosphere, fab support team, fab organisers who made me feel fab!! I drove home grinning the whole way....and am now about to book another race.
Runthrough?? FAB! FAB! FAB!
Great Run Local 5km, QEOP - Sunday 10th September 2017
|Paul Marshall||21.16||4th - 60.1%|
|Sheetal Dandgey||21.40 pb||6th - 66.6%|
|Katherine Harris||22.38||8th - 65%|
Langham 10km - Sunday 10th September 2017
London City Race - Short Distance Urban: Victoria Park (Orienteering) - Sunday 10th September 2017
|Mike Brett||16.48||2nd Vet 40, 12th overall|
|Don Bennett||51.14||63rd Vet 55, 136th overall|
Course A - Mike 5.38 4th Vet 40, 12th overall.
Course A - Don 15.52 63rd V55, 136 overall.
Course B - Mike 5.55 2nd Vet 40, 10th overall.
Course B - Don 19.51 64th V55, 138th overall.
Course C - Mike 5.15 2nd Vet 40, 12th overall.
Course C - Don 15.31 62nd V55, 136th overall.
Back from day 3 at Victoria Park this morning. Today was a series of 3 sprints.
Each about 1km with 23 - 25 markers. These had a map for each course with the marker
you had to register , but no number telling you if you were right. A man made maze
with about 16 markers in was at the start or the finish of each leg. 30 second penalties
if you made an error.
While I was doing about 11 mins for a leg, the experts were doing half that time.
Averaging about 4 mins in errors for each leg.
Met up with Kate's husband Mike Brett. He was doing well and hopefully qualifying for
the later finals. I didn't hang around for the later finals or the mass race about 1.15pm.
All in all I've enjoyed it and will keep an eye out for next years series.
The Central Line series will be back in October, more details in a few weeks.
Woburn Abbey Sprint Triathlon - Sunday 10th September 2017
|Daniel Lee||1.16.52||26th overall, 1st V45-49.|
|Ava Lee||1.17.49||3rd lady, 1st V40-44|
|Julie Campbell||1.55.20||125th lady , 5th age group.|
750m swim, T1 , 20k cycle , T2 , 5km run.
Danny 15.34, 2.43, 39.50, 0.52, 17.53 = 1.16.52
Ava - 13.01, 2.32, 42.13, 1.20, 18.42 = 1.17.49
Julie - 19.00, 6.46, 1.00.02, 3.41, 25.50 = 1.55.20
Woburn Abbey Triathlon Report:
First part of the Woburn Abbey Triathlon. Swam in a pond / lake, which was quite reedy. Kept feeling things rubbing against my feet. Yuck. Quite cold, but ok. Felt good, but my feet were freezing. Will wear swim shoes next time. Transition was hard, as found it hard to take off the wet suit with cold, wet hands. It got stuck at the elbows. T1 was 6:46, very slow.
2nd part of the triathlon - 20km bike ride. Very cold, rainy and windy conditions. Had to contend with 1 steep ish hill, strong gusts, speed bumps and cattle grids. Very pleased with the time as it was 5 mins faster than Henley Tri in June. T2 was 3:41, which was slower than June. Cold hands, as had forgotten to put on my gloves.
OMG: as I was pulling on my shoes for the final session, who did I see, but Ava Lee, with her stuff packed, coat on and ready to head home. How does she do it? My heart sank!!
Last section - 5KM run. Flat out and back final run. Felt fine, up to the 3rd lap. The rain really came down, pouring. Ham string felt very tight. Had to stop to shake it out. After a minute or two was able to finish the race, even though the finish was up hill. Not nice. Pleased with the time as I was exhausted. About 30 s quicker than June's Tri run. Overall, 1 hour, 55mins, 20 secs. Under 2 hours, so quite pleased, but could do better. Need to work my swimming and transitions.
Well organised triathlon with cheerful and helpful marshals. Great to see so many women taking part.
But there was nowhere to really keep warm and dry, whilst waiting for your race. Also, no real goody bag, just a bottle of water and a sachet of recovery powder. Lovely medal, though. Nonetheless, will do it next year to improve my time. Well done to Ava and Danny for such a fast finish. Nice to see a friendly face in the crowd.Julie Campbell
Great North Run - Sunday 10th September 2017
London City Race - Full Distance Urban: Barbican (Orienteering) - Saturday 9th September 2017
|Catherine Brett||53.08||28th/63 W Vet 40|
|Don Bennett||1.30.21||19th Newcomers.|
London City Race - day 2 Barbican (Full Distance Urban)
Day 2 was amongst the maze of concrete estates of the Barbican. I checked in , collecting my
number and tshirt and made my way to the start.
At the start I met up with fellow ELR Kate Brett , who had also been at Wapping the night before
( but never met) . Once the challenge started to find 19 checkpoints I headed first towards St Pauls
and the Guildhall then towards the Barbican. Moving up from the ground level to overhead corridors
then back to ground level, passed Kate a couple of times going quite well up to point 14 (44 mins)
back up to an overhead level again.
Point 15 was a nightmare, spending nearly 35 minutes searching the levels finding at least another
6 checkpoints none were the right one. Found 16 (85 mins) then did a backtrack to try and find 15 from
a another direction, failed again. Plenty of others running round looking lost. Finished the course
with ease then to spend about 90 mins and 1 checkpoint missing. Would definitely try again if only to
finish the course. Last day today at Victoria Park. Knee's like yesterday are painful but once I
started running yesterday were fine during the run.
Run Through Clapham Common 10km - Saturday 9th September 2017
Essex Cross Country Series - Weald Park 10km - Saturday 9th September 2017
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 9th September 2017
|Mark Moir||19.59 (course pb)||12th - 64.55% Sunderland|
|Euan Brown||16.44 (1st man)||1st - 77.09% Hackney|
|Sheetal Dandgey||22.20||72nd - 66.34% Hackney|
|Lucy Barron||24.20||110th - 60.82% Hackney|
|Calvin Bobin||21.15||11th - 76.78% Roding Valley|
|Dan Senior||18.40||3rd - 73.66% Valentines|
|Spencer Evans||18.46||5th - 68.83% Valentines|
|Simon Thomas||19.12||6th - 67.97% Valentines|
|Tim Le Rasle||19.27 (course pb)||8th - 72.32% Valentines|
|Aaron Browne||19.33||9th - 65.98% Valentines|
|Michael Bamford||21.26 debut||17th - 69.36% Valentines|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||21.49||19th - 65.47% Valentines|
|Marc Akers||23.55||43rd - 58.82% Valentines|
|Tim Aylett||25.38||62nd - 52.86% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||26.02||71st - 57.11% Valentines|
|Suzanne Cubitt||27.34||118th - 54.59% Valentines|
|Roselin Boramakot||27.58 debut||124th - 52.92% Valentines|
|Jason Levy||29.38||146th - 48.20% Valentines|
|Joanna Wood||29.47||151st - 52.43% Valentines|
|Maya Goodwin||38.54||236th - 41.22% Valentines|
|Rotimi Oyegunle||25.09||90th - 54.67% Lloyd Park,Croydon|
|Andrew Howard||22.32 debut||18th - 68.79% Burnham On Crouch|
|Steven Bywater||24.49 ||29th - 60.38% Pymmes|
|John Booth||18.03||5th - 73.96% Mile End|
|Sally Faulkner||31.01 (course pb)||226th - 48.79% Mile End|
|Paul Marshall||21.34 debut||54th - 60.51% Burgess|
|Katherine Harris||23.03 debut||86th - 65.29% Burgess|
|Peter Hatley||24.57||65th -55.98% Cleethorpes|
|Stephen Swan||24.01 ||86th - 53.99% Kesgrave|
|Alexandra Wilkinson||26.41||70th - 60.71% Hockley Woods|
|Shaun DeSena||30.54 debut||80th - 41.86% Gedling|
|Scott McMillan||18.26||5th - 75.14% Wanstead|
|Andrew Baxter||19.49||14th - 73.25% Wanstead|
|Ciaran Canavan||20.30||19th - 68.13% Wanstead|
|Roger Stubbs||21.27 (course pb)||25th - 71.64% Wanstead|
|Jakub Czeczotka||23.06||44th - 57.07% Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||23.16||48th - 66.05% Wanstead|
|Viktor Szabadi||24.23||62nd - 61.45% Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||25.08||77th - 63.79% Wanstead|
|Ellen Jones||25.15||79th - 58.68% Wanstead|
|Suzanne Taylor||26.01||94th - 62.91% Wanstead|
|Maud Hodson||26.03||95th - 60.97% Wanstead|
|Sarah Burns||26.15||97th - 58.60% Wanstead|
|Katie Whitton||27.34||116th - 53.69% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||29.39||153rd - 53.06% Wanstead|
|Claire Emery||30.21||162nd - 53.38% Wanstead|
|Caroline Frith||22.21(1st lady)||18th - 68.01% Roding Valley|
|John Henry||19.20 (course pb)||9th - 69.05% Finsbury|
|Sinead Ryan||27.49||121st - 56.56% Wanstead|
47 parkruns at 14 venues, 2 first finishers.
4 course pbs and 6 debuts.
First finishes for Euan at Hackney and Caroline at Roding Valley.
Course pb for Mark (Sunderland), Tim (Valentines), Sally (Mile End), Roger (Wanstead)
Best Age Grades of 2017 so far for Roselin, Sally, Stephen, Alexandra and Roger.
parkrun records for : Mark at Sunderland, Andrew at Burnham on Crouch,
Katherine at Burgess Park and Shaun at Gedling.
New member Caroline takes Roding Valley and Pymmes parkrun.
London City Race - Prologue : Wapping (Orienteering) - Friday 8th September 2017
|Catherine Brett||36.29||5th/8 W V40|
|Don Bennett||68.41||7th Newcomers.|
London City Race - day 1 Wapping. (Friday Prologue)
Friday night I headed up to my old workplace in Wapping for day 1 of a 3 day orienteering event.
286 entrants. This was my first time doing a proper orienteering event , the others being street
events looking for road names, signs or numbers with clues.
These signs were marked by the regular orienteering boxes with a scanner to check in at each one.
Based at the John Orwell Sports Centre we headed about 700m to Wapping Woods for the start. Just
in time for a short burst of rain to soak you as you get ready to start. Some were tricky as I
found with the first one, heading to the right corner searching everywhere to eventually find it
up a flight of stairs to a first floor balcony.
Most were tied to tree's or railings in small estates or along the canals or Thames Path by
St Katherines Docks.
I had daylight for the first 50 minutes or so then darkness came in making the last few harder
to find. I did find all 17 markers but not in the right order, unfortunately the printed results
showed as 2 missing. You have to check them in the right order. Good fun and I'll know for tomorrow.
19 signs around the maze of the Barbican with 812+ entries. Day 3 at Victoria Park.
Woodford Green Open, Ashton Playing Fields - Tuesday 5th September 2017
Congratulations to Euan Brown of East London Runners in finishing second in a fantastic time of 4:38 despite running in unorthodox running gear!
Bovingdon Parish 10km - Sunday 3rd September 2017
Essex Way Relay - Sunday 3rd September 2017
|Stuart Norris||30th, B Team|
##STAGE 1 EPPING - CHIPPING ONGAR 7.5 miles 8am
##STAGE 2 CHIPPING ONGAR - GOOD EASTER 9.5 miles 9am
##STAGE 3 GOOD EASTER - LITTLE LEIGHS 9.5 miles 10.15am
##STAGE 4 LITTLE LEIGHS - CRESSING 10.1 miles 11.30am
##STAGE 5 CRESSING - GREAT TEY 9.4 miles 12.45pm
##STAGE 6 GREAT TEY - WEST BERGHOLT 5.7 miles 2pm
##STAGE 7 WEST BERGHOLT - DEDHAM 11.2 miles 2.40pm
##STAGE 8 DEDHAM - BRADFIELD 8.0 miles 4.15pm
##STAGE 9 BRADFIELD - RAMSAY 5.3 miles 5.15pm
##STAGE 10 RAMSAY - HARWICH LIGHTHOUSE 5.5 miles 6pm
Regents Park 10km Summer Series - Sunday 3rd September 2017
Bala Standard Distance Triathlon - Sunday 3rd September 2017
1500m swim 30.58
t1 - 1.16
39k cycle 1.10.15
t2 - 1.12
10k run 50.59
Parallel 10km, QEOP - Sunday 3rd September 2017
|Rachel Le Roux||55.40|
Some PBs at the Parallel run in London with a great ELR team !
Great atmosphere and cause to run for ! Quite emotional actually
to run with amazing athletes in their wheelchair !
Thank you so much again for making me August #CROTM cause that's
all i was thinking about when my legs really started hurting in
the last 2 miles and it allowed me to do a PB and finally get under
1h on a 10k ! And it also pushed me to run back home now instead
of taking the bus ðŸ˜!
Parallel 5km , QEOP - Sunday 3rd September 2017
480 finishers. Jo Wood reports:-
29.30. Not a PB but how fab to hear Maya shouting me on with
500m to go and then the resounding cheers from my fellow ELRs
at the last turn to the home straight!!! And a sprint finish
overtaking someone right at the last minute - spectators fantastic!!!
Harlow 10m - Sunday 3rd September 2017
Wissey Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd September 2017
|Marc Akers||1.56.21 pb||116th|
Run report for today's Wissey Half Marathon
Got there at 9.30 to collect my numbers & to the loo's (lots as nerves kicked in )
I went for a slow mile warm up with some of my werrington joggers that I use to run with.
We walked to the Start which was 5mins away & a very narrow country lane I lined up in the
sub 2hr line
We had the obligatory safety talk & then we were off
I started off at 9 mile pace & then gradually picked up my pace to 8:40 & kept this pace
for as long as possible which was to mile 11.
The race was advertised as fast & flat I would definitely disagree with flat.
Crossing the line in 1hr 56 & a PB made it all worth while.
Middlesborough 10km - Sunday 3rd September 2017
St Neots Triathlon - Standard Distance - Sunday 3rd September 2017
|Roger Stubbs||3.15.09||101st man|
1500m swim 37.40
t1 - 2.21
45k cycle 1.42.56
t2 - 1.31
10k run - 50.40
Reading Triathlon - Olympic Distance - Sunday 3rd September 2017
|Dan Senior||2.43.39||12th V40|
44k bike 1.22.50
10.8km run 45.25
Northampton Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd September 2017
Maidenhead Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd September 2017
Asda Foundation Leicester 10km - Sunday 3rd September 2017
Andrew Carter Memorial Mile, Ealing - Saturday 2nd September 2017
QEOP 10km Summer Series - Saturday 2nd September 2017
289 finishers, also 3rd place Sam Browne 35.44
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 2nd September 2017
|Patrick Brown||17.14 debut||6th - 75.44% Bushy|
|Alexandra Wilkinson||27.11 debut||24th - 59.60% Hadleigh|
|Shaun DeSena||28.40 debut||109th - 45.12% Grovelands|
|Lucy Barron||24.49||120th - 59.64% Hackney|
|Paula Bedford||25.26||132nd - 61.40% Hackney|
|Richard Potter||25.22||31st - 51.71% Roding Valley|
|Ashley Faria||20.32||12th - 70.13% Valentines|
|Paul Marshall||24.34||44th - 53.12% Valentines|
|Katherine Harris||25.28||50th - 59.10% Valentines|
|Jason Levy||29.52||109th - 47.82% Valentines|
|James Wilson||17.45 (99th parkrun)||3rd - 76.90% Wanstead|
|Scott McMillan||18.04 (300th parkrun)||4th - 76.66% Wanstead|
|Ciaran Canavan||20.55||24th - 66.77% Wanstead|
|Michael Bamford||21.29||31st - 69.20% Wanstead|
|Roger Stubbs||21.47 (course pb)||34th - 70.54% Wanstead|
|Paul Drury-Bradey||22.30||37th - 58.59% Wanstead|
|Gareth Davies||22.54||42nd - 63.39% Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||23.46||58th - 64.66% Wanstead|
|Kieran Brown||23.53||61st - 66.57% Wanstead|
|Viktor Szabadi||24.28||69th - 61.24% Wanstead|
|Suzanne Taylor||25.43||84th - 63.64% Wanstead|
|Fiona Day||26.18||92nd - 72.75% Wanstead|
|Katie Whitton||26.20||93rd - 56.20% Wanstead|
|Tina Bennett||27.09||104th - 56.35% Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||27.10||105th - 59.02% Wanstead|
|Caroline Moore||28.58||127th - 61.68% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||29.41||134th - 53.00% Wanstead|
|Elizabeth ODonnell||35.52||181st - 45.17% Wanstead|
|Morag Campbell||36.45||184th - 43.22% Wanstead|
|Claire Emery||39.12||192nd - 41.33% Wanstead|
|Mark Moir||19.39 (course pb)||22nd - 65.65% Mile End|
|Eleanor Wilkinson||20.57 (course pb)||33rd - 70.64% Mile End|
|Stuart Barton||25.16 (course pb)||143rd - 56.99% Mile End|
|Anna Dingle||28.16 debut||213th - 54.83% Mile End|
|Maya Goodwin||32.17 (course pb)||265th - 49.66% Mile End|
|Sally Faulkner||34.02 (course pb)||285th - 44.47% Mile End|
|Katy Taylor||36.10 debut||305th - 43.18% Mile End|
|Shailesh Patel||22.34||14th - 65.88% Barking|
|Jamie Xavier||23.53||27th - 57.57% Walthamstow|
|Steven Bywater||25.36||43rd - 58.53% Walthamstow|
|Peter Hatley||26.19||54th - 53.07% Walthamstow|
|Tim Aylett||26.56||58th - 50.31% Walthamstow|
|Janet Bywater||27.16||60th - 63.02% Walthamstow|
|Andrew Howard||21.58 debut||29th - 70.56% Didcot|
|James Nichols||19.37 debut||13th - 66.53% Blandford|
|Tricia ONeill||24.05 debut||78th - 67.27% Krakow|
|Simon Thomas||19.08 debut||5th - 68.21% Gunpowder|
|Ijeoma Anozie||25.08||60.88% Hackney Marshes|
|John Henry||19.57||2nd - 66.92% Walthamstow|
47 parkruns at 14 venues, 300th parkrun for Scott McMillan.
9 debuts and 5 course pbs.
East London Runners pass the 5000 finishes at Wanstead Flats.
Age Grade bests for 2017 by Alexandra, Scott, Roger, Mark, Anna,
Sally and Katy.
ELR parkrun records for:-
Patrick at Bushy, Alexandra at Hadleigh, Ellie at Mile End,
Andrew at Didcot, James at Blandford and Tricia at Krakow.
Orion Harriers Mad Mile - Wednesday 30th August 2017
|Marc Akers||6.35 pb||12th|
|Joanna Wood||8.15 pb||25th|
So tonight was sold to us as a "fast, flat mad mile". But were Orion Harriers'
idea of a fast flat race the same as us ELRs who are used to tarmac and the
less undulating the better in my case???
Well smiles and a warm welcome for Marc and I made us feel at ease upon arrival,
a mile jog to the start and then we were off. Fast, flat and mad sums it up for
some of the speeds people ran!!! The course was downhill and great. I had the
luxury of a couple of backmarkers to keep me going - how can a mile be soooooooo
tough when I've run much longer distances?
Luckily I was supported the whole way and although finishing last it was great
having all those cheers to the finish line! Marc got a PB.
Oh and my time? At 8.15 it's a PB by 15 SECONDS !!! Chuffed considering I'm finding
it tough to get my mojo back. What a great run and a great welcome over the last 3 weeks.
Thanks Orion Harriers.
Capital Tri Velopark Duathlon - Tuesday 29th August 2017
|Ava Lee||56.27||1st lady|
Danny 12.42/ 28.47/ 12.15.
Ava - 13.17/29.58/13.11
3.2k run/16k cycle/3.2k run.
Elvis 6 - Barking Road Runners 5km, Barking Park - Monday 28th August 2017
|Thomas Grimes||16.43 (16.48)||4th scorer|
|Euan Brown||16.53||5th scorer|
|Patrick Brown||16.55||6th scorer|
|Billy Rayner||17.06 (17.20)||7th|
|John Booth||17.42 (17.58)||12th|
|Dan Senior||18.10*(18.24)||20th scorer - 75.96%|
|Scott McMillan||18.23||23rd scorer|
|James Nichols||18.28*||25th - 71.12%|
|Jennifer Ansell||18.39*||26th, 1st lady scorer - 79.18%|
|Daniel Lee||18.46*||27th scorer - 32nd 77.44%|
|Spencer Evans||19.04||34th - 32nd|
|Robert Rayworth||19.09 (19.20)||35th - 33rd|
|Tim Le Rasle||19.30||42nd - 39th|
|Andrew Baxter||19.32*(19.58)||44th - 41st 74.40%|
|Thomas Burrard-Lucas||19.34* (elvis debut)||45th - 42nd 66.70%|
|Karen Levison||19.35*(20.31)||46th, 4th lady,1st V45 scorer 85.43%|
|Aaron Williams||19.49||52nd - 48th|
|Ava Lee||19.54||55th, 5th, 1st V35 scorer|
|Mark Moir||19.58*||56th - 51st 65.03%|
|Paul Thompson||20.07*(20.41)||59th - 54th 72.25%|
|Ashley Faria||20.27||67th - 62nd|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||20.43||75th - 69th|
|Grant Conway||20.56*(21.34)||80th - 74th 69.43%|
|Colin Dryland||20.57 (elvis debut)||81st - 75th|
|Nathaniel Dye||20.58*||82nd - 76th 62.24%|
|Paul Marshall||21.14*(22.55)||85th - 78th 61.46%|
|Regis Martin||21.43||93rd - 85th|
|Richard Guest||21.47*||94th - 86th 64.73%|
|Andrew Howard||22.15||103rd - 92nd|
|Shailesh Patel||22.36||108th - 95th|
|Sheetal Dandgey||22.39||110th, 15th scorer|
|Katherine Harris||22.54||119th - 20th|
|Suzanne Bench||22.54||120th - 21st|
|Kieran Brown||22.55 (23.03)||122nd - 101st|
|Lance Fuller||23.13 (23.56)||129th - 106th|
|David Hallybone||23.15*(24.46)||130th - 107th 59.78%|
|Chloe Millan||23.18*(24.47)||132nd - 25th 63.38%|
|Rotimi Oyegunle||23.23*||135th - 109th 59.02%|
|Julie Campbell||23.52*||144th - 29th 75.93%|
|Marc Akers||24.05||149th - 120th|
|Stuart Barton||24.45 (25.21)||159th - 124th|
|Sarah Burns||24.47||160th - 36th|
|Tricia ONeill||25.00||167th - 38th|
|Mary Connolly||25.15||172nd - 40th|
|Kat Maskell||25.27*||173rd - 41st 58.81%|
|Maud Hodson||25.35||174th - 42nd|
|Viktor Szabadi||25.42||178th - 139th|
|Kathryn Hertzberg||26.08||183rd - 47th|
|Lucy Barron||26.09||184th - 48th|
|Frank Brownlie||26.10||185th - 137th|
|Suzanne Cubitt||26.20||189th - 49th|
|Fiona Day||26.35||191st - 51st|
|Carolyn Edwards||26.47 (elvis debut)||192nd - 52nd|
|Rachel Le Roux||26,47||193rd - 53rd|
|Catriona Hoult||27.02||197th - 55th|
|Katie Whitton||27.19||202nd - 57th|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||27.22||204th - 59th|
|Geoff Bench||27.26||206th - 147th|
|Caroline Moore||27.43||210th - 63rd|
|John Atkinson||27.46*||212th - 148th 67.53%|
|Sheila Kennedy||28.41||232nd - 77th|
|Diana Rexhepaj||28.42||233rd - 78th|
|Victoria Charlesworth||28.52||234th - 79th|
|Sarah Pascal||29.12||239th - 82nd|
|Shaun DeSena||29.35||243rd - 158th|
|Roselin Boramakot||30.27||250th - 91st|
|Joanna Wood||30.28||251st - 92nd|
|Maya Goodwin||33.51||272nd - 108th|
|Don Bennett||34.15||278th - 166th|
|Sonia Cheadle||35.12||279th - 113th|
|Elizabeth ODonnell||35.43||282nd - 116th|
Also joining us today was Thomas Burrard-Lucas 45th 19.34
Joining later this week is Andrew Fitzgerald 160th 24.47
and Carolyn Edwards 191st 26.35.
Also Peter Goodwin 258th 31.30.
1st lady Jenny Ansell
1st V35 Ava Lee
1st V45 Karen Levison
Ladies team - Jenny, Ava & Karen
Mens team - Thomas, Euan & Patrick
Elvis team Ladies as above plus Sheetal.
Elvis team Men as above plus Dan Senior, Scott McMillan & Danny Lee.
Run Through Velopark 10km - Saturday 26th August 2017
Run Through Velopark Half Marathon - Saturday 26th August 2017
|Nathaniel Dye||1.40.37 pb||25th|
|Katherine Harris||1.45.51||37th, 2nd lady|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||2.09.49 pb by 9 mins||108th|
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 26th August 2017
|Nick Hoult||21.23 debut||61st - 65.32% Woodhouse Moor|
|Thomas Grimes||17.36||2nd - 75.85% Grovelands|
|Robert Rayworth||19.05||21st - 72.05% Hackney|
|Sheetal Dandgey||22.31||77th - 65.80% Hackney|
|Simon Thomas||18.36||7th - 70.16% Braunstone|
|Dan Gritton||18.15 (course pb & 1st man)||1st - 77.08% Roding Valley|
|Calvin Bobin||21.38||12th - 75.42% Roding Valley|
|Sheila Kennedy||30.58||49th - 60.06% Roding Valley|
|Dan Senior||18.43 debut||6th - 73.46% Milton Keynes|
|Paul Marshall||22.10 debut||49th - 58.87% Highbury Fields|
|Karen Levison||19.39 (course pb & 1st lady)||1st - 85.33% Valentines|
|Ashley Faria||20.37||10th - 69.85% Valentines|
|Maran Raju||23.54||31st - 62.69% Valentines|
|Rotimi Oyegunle||24.44||55th - 55.59% Lloyd Park,Croydon|
|Scott McMillan||20.08 (299th parkrun)||17th - 68.79% Wanstead|
|Kieran Brown||22.56||46th - 69.33% Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||23.00||48th - 66.81% Wanstead|
|Sharon Springfield||23.39||58th - 66.53% Wanstead|
|David Hallybone||23.44||59th - 58.36% Wanstead|
|Suzanne Bench||23.53||65th - 71.95% Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||25.25||89th - 63.08% Wanstead|
|Ellen Jones||26.07||96th - 56.73% Wanstead|
|Suzanne Taylor||26.20||97th - 61.52% Wanstead|
|Maud Hodson||26.23||98th - 60.20% Wanstead|
|Katie Whitton||26.35||102nd - 55.67% Wanstead|
|Catriona Hoult||26.58||108th - 57.48% Wanstead|
|Claire Emery||29.24||141st - 55.10% Wanstead|
|Viktor Szabadi||29.24||142nd - 50.96% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||31.12||162nd - 50.43% Wanstead|
|Fiona Day||31.12||163rd - 61.32% Wanstead|
|Tina Bennett||34.49||190th - 43.94% Wanstead|
|Andrew Howard||21.43 debut||34th - 71.37% Abingdon|
|Eleanor Wilkinson||21.02 debut||46th - 70.36% Mile End|
|Sarah Burns||31.35||232nd - 48.71% Mile End|
|Maya Goodwin||33.07||242nd - 48.41% Mile End|
|Sally Faulkner||35.31||263rd - 42..61% Mile End|
|Colin Dryland||21.16 debut||7th - 67.16% Barking|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||22.07 debut||60th - 64.58% Southwark|
|Stuart Barton||25.17 debut||99th - 56.95% Lowestoft|
|Janet Bywater||25.35 debut||29th - 67.17% Dolgellau|
|Steven Bywater||25.47 debut||32nd - 58.11% Dolgellau|
|Patrick Brown||18.00 (1st man)||1st - 72.22% Walthamstow|
|Ijeoma Anozie||24.50||61.61% Hackney Marshes|
|John Henry||19.15 (course pb)||9th - 69.35% Fountains Abbey|
42 parkruns at 17 venues, 3 first finishers, 2 course pbs
10 debuts. 6 Age grade pbs of 2017.
First finishers for Karen at Valentines with 19.39 and grade 85.33%
Also Dan Gritton at Roding Valley with a course pb of 18.15 and
Patrick Brown at Walthamstow in 18.00.
Age Grade bests for 2017 for Karen, Dan, Simon, Rotimi, David and Sally.
ELR parkrun records for:-
Simon Thomas at Braunstone, Dan Senior at Milton Keynes,
Andrew Howard at Abingdon, Ellie Wilkinson at Mile End,
Stuart Barton at Lowestoft and Janet Bywater at Dolgellau.
Wimbledon Hercules 5km - Wednesday 23rd August 2017
|Mark Boulton||16.28 pb||7th - 79.76%|
Orion's 5km On The Rides - Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Run Through Chase The Sun 10km, QEOP - Wednesday 23rd August 2017
XVII Cross Of Sanlucar 8km, Spain - Sunday 20th August 2017
|Antonio Martin Romero||30.08||2nd - 3.46 av per km|
Antonio reports:- It is always a pleasure to run in Spain.
Taking advantage I was here on holidays, I signed up for the Cross
of Sanlucar on the beach (5 miles). I shouldn't have run it because
I am still in the pre-season but well, I don't have many chances
during the year. 2nd overall and first M30.
Isle Of Wight Half Marathon - Sunday 20th August 2017
Not as fast as last year. Definitely a tougher route though.
Starting at the bottom of a hill, feeling rubbish for the first
3 miles I only really enjoyed the race from mile 7 - so wasn't
the most enjoyable of runs. This year the amendments meant it
was about 40% trail
Cross Minero Llano Del Beal, Murcia, Spain (8,450m) - Saturday 19th August 2017
Steve reports:- This race was methodically planned for:
1. Janet & I arrive in Spain 2 weeks beforehand to enable a harsh daily regime of "hydration" and carb loading.
2. "Booking" our places by failing to complete the online form, missing the deadline and then resorting to Google Translate and emails with our final instruction being "You're registered -ask for Toni when you get here"
3. Anxiously warming up on race day by lying on a beach.
Llano Del Beal is a little mining town not far from the coast in Murcia, South East Spain. When we arrived it had been taken over for a festival of running. Although it's up in the hills, the evening temperatures were in the high 20s. Everyone apart from us was in their running kit. After failing to find "Toni" and a last minute change in a pub toilet, we emerged in our iconic red vests and joined the start from which we were soon sent on our way.
After a short circuit of the town, envying the spectators with their cold cans of beer, we headed for the hills on (hot) dusty brown trails, strewn with stones, in and out of ditches. After about 2k I could see the start line again as we headed black into town. This was met with a mixture of panic ("We must have started in the wrong race, ours was supposed to be 8.5k!") and relief ("Where can I get one of those beers?") but then we were sent off up yet another (hot) hill in a cloud of brown dust to more abandoned coal mines and spectacular views of the coastline.
The reward for doing hilly races is usually the chance to let the brakes off for the downhill stretches. There were a few of those in Cross Minero, but just as many (hot) downhills covered with loose rubble and signs saying "peligroso" where the brakes were well and truly applied. However, with what I thought was about a kilometre to go, there was a long, wide and fairly sure footed (hot) stretch back towards the town. At last the end was in sight. Or was it? Nope - another twist to the left and one of the steepest climbs of the whole course. Muchos gracias amigos!
After one last peligroso downhill (including a slight disagreement between my big toe and a semi-hidden rock which could have ended in tragedy), the finish line was finally crossed. I have to say this was one of the hardest races I'd done. When hills, rough terrain and heat gang up on you, it's not always fun, but I had a good sense of achievement as we collected our generous goody-bags (including the usual chicken soup and a melon). After another failed attempt to find "Toni", we drove off for some recovery nutrition and rehydration (well I think that's what "tapas y cana" means).
p.s. did I mention it was hot?
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 19th August 2017
|Mark Moir||20.10 (course pb)||13th - 63.97% Sunderland|
|Roisin Archer||21.33||49th - 69.84% Hackney|
|Sheetal Dandgey||22.45||73rd - 65.13% Hackney|
|Julie Campbell||23.55||102nd - 75.68% Hackney|
|Lucy Barron||25.07||135th - 58.93% Hackney|
|Ruel Ordonio||26.41||163rd - 51.91% Hackney|
|Calvin Bobin||22.15||7th - 73.33% Roding Valley|
|Simon Thomas||18.52 (1st man)||1st - 69.17% Valentines|
|Emily Clarke||20.46 debut (1st lady)||8th - 71.59% Valentines|
|Ashley Faria||20.49||9th - 69.18% Valentines|
|Eleanor Wilkinson||21.29||14th - 68.89% Valentines|
|Craig Livermore||22.25||25th - 57.55% Valentines|
|Marc Akers||24.05||48th - 58.41% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||25.57||85th - 57.29% Valentines|
|Katherine Harris||29.19||139th - 51.34% Valentines|
|James Wilson||18.22||2nd - 74.32% Wanstead|
|Scott McMillan||18.31||3rd - 74.80% Wanstead|
|Colin Dryland||20.50 (course pb)||11th - 68.56% Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||23.58||47th - 64.12% Wanstead|
|Kieran Brown||24.24 (100th parkrun)||59th - 65.16% Wanstead|
|Sarah Burns||24.27||62nd - 62.92% Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||24.33||66th - 65.31% Wanstead|
|David Hallybone||25.19||75th - 54.71% Wanstead|
|Suzanne Taylor||25.49||81st - 62.75% Wanstead|
|Maud Hodson||26.12||87th - 60.62% Wanstead|
|Katie Whitton||26.38||91st - 55.57% Wanstead|
|Caroline Moore||30.12||132nd - 59.16% Wanstead|
|Fiona Day||30.34||141st - 62.60% Wanstead|
|Catriona Hoult||31.32||156th - 49.15% Wanstead|
|Don Bennett||35.50||174th - 44.00% Wanstead|
|Lucy Williams||40.16||179th - 37.75% Wanstead|
|Elizabeth O'Donnell||51.30||197th - 31.46% Wanstead|
|Paul Marshall||23.07 debut||97th - 56.45% Huddersfield|
|Shaun DeSena||28.19 debut||214th - 45.67% Long Eaton|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||21.41||24th - 65.87% Medina IOW|
|Grant Conway||21.48 debut||29th - 67.13% Raphael|
|John Booth||18.57||8th - 70.45% Mile End|
|Jakub Czeczotka||22.34 (course pb)||70th - 58.42% Mile End|
|John Healy||22.46||83rd - 61.35% Dulwich|
|Alex Day||17.41 debut||4th - 74.18% Bryn Bach|
|Patrick Brown||18.55 debut||6th - 68.72% Bryn Bach|
|Shahib Miah Ali||19.30 (course pb &1st man)||1st - 66.50% Barking|
|Samia Choudhury||35.58 (course pb)||94th - 41.15% Barkring|
|Julie Creffield||39.15 debut||102nd - 38.73% Barking|
|Stuart Barton||25.52 debut||84th - 55.67% Northala Fields|
|Andrew Howard||22.20 debut||26th - 69.40% Buckingham|
|Stephen Swan||24.55||98th - 52.04% Kesgrave|
|Fiona Critchley||26.50 debut||51st - 63.23% Harlow|
|Dan Gritton||18.22 debut||8th - 76.59% Tooting Common|
|Tim Le Rasle||19.11 (course pb)||13th - 72.81% Worthing|
|Molly Pinkus||24.47 debut||110th - 63.01% Worthing|
|Nick Hoult||21.35 debut||85th - 64.71% Cannon Hill,Birmingham|
52 parkruns at 20 venues, three first finishers, 13 debuts and 6 course pbs.
8 Age Grade pb's for 2017. 100th parkrun for Kieran Brown.
First finisher's at Barking for Shahib and for Simon & Emily at Valentines.
Age Grade Bests for Julie Campbell, Colin Dryland, Alex Day, Stephen Swan,
Dan Gritton, Tim le Rasle, Molly Pinkus and Lucy Williams.
parkrun records for the following:
Mark Moir at Sunderland,
Shaun DeSena at Long Eaton,
Alex Day at Bryn Bach, even though the unknown at 3rd place was probably Euan.
Fiona Critchley at Harlow,
Dan Gritton at Tooting Common from Andrew Howard,
Molly Pinkus at Worthing.
Stuart hold's onto Kesgrave from Stephen by 4 seconds.
Orion's 5km On The Rides - Wednesday 16th August 2017
Capital Tri Velopark Duathlon - Tuesday 15th August 2017
13.57/ 28.47/ 14.28
3.2k run/16k cycle/3.2k run
Hillingdon Duathlon - Sunday 13th August 2017
Hillingdon Duathlon. 6k run 25k cycle. 27.45/ 50.01
2nd Michael Bamford 1.17.46.
Hoad Hill Half Marathon - Sunday 13th August 2017
Note:- Hoad Hill Marathon follows a mixture of trail, coastal path,
canal towpath and quiet country lanes giving stunning views of the beautiful
South Lakes and Morecambe Bay. The route starts and finishes at Ford Park,
Ulverston with an inevitable climb to the iconic Sir John Barrow monument
on top of Hoad Hill.
John Healy reports:-
Race Report: Hoad Hill Half Marathon. Firstly, the Lakes are a long way to go for a race,
particularly solo and driving there and back over a weekend. Ulverston where the race
starts and finishes is in the South Lakes not too far from Morecombe Bay. The weekend was
a running festival called The Hoad Hill Festival of 2 Feet and is all based around the
Hoad Hill Monument that sits atop a high point. The Monument itself was bulit in memory of
Sir John Barrow, born locally and the fella that stuck Napoleon into exile. I picked this
race randomly as I needed to get out of London and was in a bit of a running funk. I really
enjoy trail halves, particularly in the Lakes and usually aim for around two hours in these
events depending on fitness and terrain. I drove up on the Saturday after Stuart Bartons
100th PR at Wanstead and camped overnight for £10.00. It is a fairly small local race (only
104 Half marathon runners) with a marathon running 1/2 hour earlier. With a 10.00 am start
there is plenty of time to get organised and prepared with dedicated runner parking (£3.00)
at the base of the monument. The race itself includes a real mix of terrain with road, hills,
trail, beach and forest, a real all rounder with some stunning views of Morecombe Bay, and
also the monument itself that you can see from most of the course. I started steady and
intended to keep it that way so as not to kill myself on the ascents and pretty much stuck
to the plan, as well as keeping the runner in front in view so as not to get lost, for which
I have a habit, taking in the views and enjoying myself. Running with those views in lovely
sunny weather was a real tonic. Unfortunately, it is not actually a half marathon as it ran
13.65 miles, the last mile of which is an ascent and descent to the monument that was really
punishing, particularly when your expecting to finish and have already run 12.5 miles
(Flashbacks of Snowdon). I was on course to sneak in under 2 hrs before i realised the last
bit was mountaineering and that it ran long and got back in about 2.11 proudly sporting my
ELR vest. They had a really strange timing system in that they give you a chip on a lanyard
that you have to click in and out with like an Oyster. This meant that the girl that beat me
by a few seconds (chivalry is not dead ha ha) and I were listed at 40th equal, even though
she crossed the line before me. I hung around to see the first marathoner back, and he came
in about 3.22 to very little fanfare indeed, an amazing time round that course in my opinion.
I think the half was won in about 1.38. The course was very well flag marked with lots of
volunteer marshalls and a couple of good hydration stations at good points. I would recommend
the race if you fancy an adventure, but make it a long weekend. I broke up the drive back with
a roast dinner by the canal in Lancaster, and it took me 6.5 hrs to get back home by which point
id forgotten who I was.
Clapham Common Half Marathon - Sunday 13th August 2017
Scott reports:- Second across the line in a shambolic Clapham half marathon today.
Thanks to some confusing course design and shoddy marshalling, I took a slight wrong
turning on the first lap, and then a big wrong turning on the second, meaning by lap three
I found myself undeservedly in the lead.
I didn't know what to do, I was so angry that this had been allowed to happen, and felt so
guilty about my false position, that it affected my ability to focus on my running. It was
awful. So I decided I'd run past the finish line and do another half lap to try to bring my
distance up to somewhere near the right number (it was actually 12.99 miles, best I could do),
and making sure that the deserving winner won.
I then tried to give the runner up trophy I was given as I crossed the line to the guy who came
third (about three minutes behind), but it turns out he'd went wrong twice on the course too,
so he refused to take it.
Anyway, to cut a long story short: a race to avoid in future.
Run Dorney Half Marathon, Dorney Lake - Sunday 13th August 2017
|Aaron Browne||1.33.56||27th, 22nd man|
|Roisin Archer||1.40.13||44th, 8th lady|
Roseland August Trail, Red Rat 20 miles, South Cornwall - Saturday 12th August 2017
|Andrew Baxter||4.11.55||40th of 222 finishers.|
Andrew reports:- It's a brilliantly organised event, stunning scenery and
a course that's as hard as nails. Had a solid run, starting very slow towards back
of pack as was worried about lack of miles and hills in my legs. But all went ok
apart from a nasty bout of cramp halfway up an evil stepped climb a mile from the end.
Had to go up rest on all fours to get to top to stretch it out. Other than that it was
incident free and I loved every minute of it....really is a special event.
Thames Meander Marathon (trail) - Saturday 12th August 2017
|Dan Gritton||3.12.21||5th, 1st V40|
Pride 10km, Victoria Park - Saturday 12th August 2017
|Patrick Brown||34.57||12th - 77.13%|
|Billy Rayner||35.34||18th - 75.80%|
|Mark Boulton||35.47||19th - 75.33%|
|Euan Brown||36.42||29th - 73.50%|
|Spencer Evans||38.34||57th - 69.70%|
|Andy Kumar||39.16||66th - 68.60%|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||43.12 pb||167th - 67.07%|
|Michael Bamford||44.17||213th - 68.19%|
|Colin Dryland||44.20 pb||214th - 65.45%|
|Katherine Harris||46.13||295th - 66.24%|
|Chloe Millan||47.18 pb||332nd - 62.78%|
|Kieran Brown||49.55||465th - |
|Lance Fuller||50.03||472nd - 61.34%|
|Marc Akers||51.16||502nd - 55.38%|
|Ruel Ordonio||54.39||623rd - 50.86%|
|Joanna Wood||1.02.58||860th - 49.50%|
Race report Pride 10k race.
A long walk from Mile End stn, through Victoria Park to probably the furthest point in the park eventually led us to the bag drop, however the start was about a mile back in the direction we'd just come from!! Bags dropped and the obligatory toilet stop Marc and I then made our way to the start, meeting a smiley Katherine Harris along the way.
Just prior to the start line I saw the beaming face of my mum who had turned up by surprise to cheer me on!! What a fantastic welcomed sight!
The race was 3 laps, flat and fast (fast for most people) but as my first race and longest distance since my injury I wasn't all out for a PB.
A packed course for the first mile, unfortunately not helped by those wearing headphones (when instructions said not to) and totally unaware of people trying to pass them but the crowd soon thinned out.
Marshals great and very encouraging, I was passed by the fastest runners at about mile 2, saw Spencer pass me soon followed by Andy calling out as he passed, stopped to give my mum a big sweaty kiss about mile 4 and soon after got caught by Jonathan taking a sneaky breather (damn!) - shouting at me got me moving again but by mile 6 I was struggling. Every footstep was pounding through my poorly arm and so I did walk on and off for a lot of this last mile. I saw Patrick Brown and Mark Boulten on their cool down lap - TWICE- both shouting encouraging words my way which was great!
I managed a sprint finish with Marc and my mum cheering me on and managed to overtake 2 runners who had been in my sights!. Cheers & whoops from strangers as the finish line of my little sprint was in sight felt fab and I'd never encountered it before and although 3mins away from a PB I didn't do too bad.
A well organised event and great bling. A couple of celebratory beers afterwards made for a great event! Oh and now at our local for a couple more!! In the words of Scooter, "It's good to be back!!"
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 12th August 2017
|Calvin Bobin||21.36||9th - 75.54% Roding Valley|
|Caroline McGirr||30.44||52nd - 48.64% Roding Valley|
|Karen Levison||19.51 (1st lady)||6th - 84.47% Valentines|
|Ashley Faria||20.55||11th - 68.84% Valentines|
|Manjit Singh||21.19||15th - 65.52% Valentines|
|Craig Livermore||24.33||44th - 52.55% Valentines|
|Jason Levy||24.44||46th - 57.75% Valentines|
|Maran Raju||26.25||70th - 56.72% Valentines|
|Suzanne Cubitt||27.11||76th - 55.36% Valentines|
|Robyn Turtle||27.35||86th - 53.72% Valentines|
|Dan Senior||18.30||3rd - 74.32% Wanstead|
|Mark Moir||20.16||17th - 63.65% Wanstead|
|Felicity Price-Thomas||22.48||38th - 64.91% Wanstead|
|Andy Bolderstone||24.09||64th - 57.83% Wanstead|
|Sarah Burns||24.55 (25m pacer)||71st - 61.74% Wanstead|
|Suzanne Bench||24.57 (25m pacer)||72nd - 68.87% Wanstead|
|Stuart Barton||25.17 (100th parkrun)||78th - 56.95% Wanstead|
|John Healy||25.18||79th - 55.20% Wanstead|
|Tricia ONeill||25.41||86th - 63.08% Wanstead|
|Fiona Critchley||25.50||87th - 65.68% Wanstead|
|Andrea Waller||26.02 (49th parkrun)||91st - 59.09% Wanstead|
|Alex Jameson||26.41||98th - 53.97% Wanstead|
|Rachel Le Roux||27.24||111th - 54.56% Wanstead|
|Shaun DeSena||28.13||123rd - 45.84% Wanstead|
|Helen McGuinness||30.08||141st - 51.83% Wanstead|
|Sandra Hiller||30.14||142nd - 59.87% Wanstead|
|Suzanne Taylor||33.43||171st - 48.05% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||36.52||190th - 42.68% Wanstead|
|John Booth||17.42||10th - 75.42% Mile End|
|Paul Marshall||22.20||110th - 58.43% Mile End|
|James Nichols||19.19 (course pb)||38th - 67.56% Burgess|
|Shahib Miah Ali||19.45 debut||6th - 65.65% Barking|
|Samia Choudhury||38.32 debut||97th - 38.41% Barking|
|Tim Aylett||26.31||38th - 51.10% Walthamstow|
|Thomas Grimes||18.44 debut||2nd - 71.26% Lyme Park|
|Andrew Howard||21.54 debut||14th - 70.78% Harwich|
|Shailesh Patel||23.32||47th - 63.17% Leicester Victoria|
|Tim Le Rasle||19.36 (course pb)||20th - 71.26% Worthing|
|Diana Rexhepaj||28.32||56th - 57.36% Beckton|
|Ijeoma Anozie||25.02||61.12% Hackney Marshes|
39 parkruns at 13 venues, 1 first finisher, 2 course pbs and 4 debuts.
100th parkrun for Stuart Barton, first finish for Karen at Valentines.
Course pbs for James Nichols and Tim leRasle.
Debuts for Samia & Shahib at Barking, Thomas at Lyme Park and Andrew at Harwich.
One Age Grade best for 2017 for Tim le Rasle.
ELR parkrun records for Thomas at Lyme Park, Andrew at Harwich and Tim at Worthing.
Ricky's Race, Matlock (7km fell race) - Thursday 10th August 2017
|Thomas Grimes||31.03||2nd of 151 finishers.|
Report from Club Captain, Colin Davenport : Matlock AC
The 20th anniversary run of 'Ricky's race' took place on the evening of 10th August,
with 151 runners taking to the start line to be sent on their way by Ricky Wood himself.
Local knowledge and navigational skill certainly played their part, with Matlock's own
Ben Cartwright taking 1st place after a strong showing on the 7km course that takes in
Clough woods and Will Shore's tree on the hillside above Darley Bridge. Thomas Grimes
of East London runners took 2nd place, with Paul Sorrell of Ripley taking 3rd place
and the male Vet 40 prize. For the ladies, Beth Pascall led the way, with Lucy Taylor
(Ripley) and Ruth Keeley (Belper Harriers) shortly behind.
Bradwell fell race, Peak District (approx 6km) - Tuesday 8th August 2017
Found a 'nice' fell race in the Peak District last night. First mile and
a bit was virtually straight up but then we came down, which was quite fun.
Enjoy this fell running lark. Happy with my 7th, 27:28, approx 6k.
Date & time: Tue 8th Aug 2017 at 19:30
Region: Peak District
Distance: 6km / 3.7m
Climb: 230m / 755ft
Venue: Opposite Samuel Fox Inn, Bradwell.
Grid ref: 175818
Regents Park 10km Summer Series - Sunday 6th August 2017
|Grant Conway||45.52||133rd, 30th vet.|
Run Norwich 10km - Sunday 6th August 2017
QEOP 10km Summer Series - Saturday 5th August 2017
Elvis 5 - Orion's Forest Five Series - Event 3 - Saturday 5th August 2017
|Thomas Grimes||28.33 (29.03)||4th scorer|
|Patrick Brown||28.40 (29.15)||5th scorer|
|Paul Quinton||29.10 course pb||7th scorer|
|Euan Brown||30.33 course debut||13th|
|Scott McMillan||31.17 (32.29) course pb||18th scorer|
|Daniel Lee||31.32 (32.11)||20th scorer|
|Dan Senior||31.33 (32.15)course pb||21st scorer|
|Jennifer Ansell||31.40 course pb (1st lady)||24th scorer - 1st|
|Simon Thomas||31.41 ELR pb||25th - 24th|
|Spencer Evans||32.25 course pb||31st - 30th|
|James Nichols||32.30 (35.11)pb||34th - 33rd|
|Aaron Williams||33.37 (35.22)||45th - 41st|
|Robert Rayworth||33.43 (35.20)course pb||48th - 44th|
|Ava Lee||34.07 (34.35)||53rd scorer - 5th|
|Shahib Miah Ali||34.24 course debut||55th - 50th|
|Karen Levison||34.38 (1st V45)||60th scorer - 8th|
|Paul Thompson||34.58 (35.59)||63rd - 55th|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||35.15 (37.03)course pb||68th - 58th|
|Michael Bamford||35.26 course debut||69th - 59th|
|Ashley Faria||36.08 course debut||82nd - 67th|
|Richard Potter||36.37||93rd - 78th|
|Eleanor Wilkinson||36.52 (39.42)course pb||95th scorer - 16th|
|Stuart Norris||37.59 pb||105th - 84th|
|Peter Hatley||38.39||113th - 90th|
|Suzanne Bench||39.36 course debut||129th - 27th|
|John Healy||39.50||132nd - 104th|
|Ramesh Pala||40.19||138th - 110th|
|Angus Nicholls||40.30||142nd - 112th|
|David Hallybone||40.39 pb?||143rd - 113th|
|Andy Bolderstone||40.47||146th - 115th|
|Shailesh Patel||41.32||157th - 123rd|
|Katherine Harris||41.36 course pb||158th - 35th|
|Nathaniel Dye||41.37 course debut||159th - 124th|
|Rotimi Oyegunle||42.12 pb?||168th - 128th|
|Kieran Brown||42.18 (42.36)||171st - 130th|
|Marc Akers||42.26 course debut||173rd - 132nd|
|George Georgiou||43.06 (45.50)||181st - 137th|
|Tricia ONeill||43.54 (44.04)||188th - 48th|
|Frank Brownlie||44.05||190th - 141st|
|Stuart Barton||44.14 (47.32)course pb||192nd - 143rd|
|Kat Maskell||44.22 debut 5m ELR||195th - 51st|
|Fiona Critchley||45.05 (49.43)||204th - 57th|
|Maud Hodson||45.09 (45.21)||205th - 58th|
|Jason Levy||45.21||209th - 150th|
|Fiona Day||45.56||216th - 64th|
|Caroline Moore||47.59 (50.18)||234th - 74th|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||48.03 course debut||236th - 76th|
|Geoff Bench||48.47 course debut||243rd - 163rd|
|John Atkinson||50.49 course debut||262nd - 170th|
|Helen McGuinness||50.57||264th - 94th|
|Anna Dingle||51.00 ELR debut||265th - 95th|
|Anita Lomax||52.09 debut 5m ELR||275th - 101st|
|Jess Trayler-Moore||53.51 ELR debut||285th - 110th|
|Sonia Cheadle||55.05 pb||288th - 113th|
|Don Bennett||58.39||302nd - 181st|
|Sophie Edwards||61.47||311th - 127th|
|Elizabeth O'Donnell||61.51 (62.35)||312th - 128th|
( ) Last year's times in brackets.
Thomas 28.28, 28.03, 28.33.
Jenny 32.50, 32.09, 31.40.
Jonathan 36.18, 35.17, 35.15.
Ramesh 39.57, 40.54, 40.19.
Andy B 41.33, 40.17, 40.17.
142 ELR's have taken part in the first five Elvis events. 15 have taken in all the races
so far. A further 59 can still be included in the Final Overall Results if they take part
in any of the remaining fixtures.
Jessica Trayler-Moore - I just wanted to say thanks for your support on my first
club run this morning. I passed a man wearing a 'running sucks' T-shirt towards the
end of the race and thought how laughably wrong he is as I approached the cheering
sea of red at the finish line. Thanks guys. I had a lovely first Elvis.
Anna Dingle - I just wanted to say thank you to all of the East London Runners today who
made me feel very welcome and at ease when taking part in my first race at the ELVIS
Forest 5 today. I really enjoyed the run; the ups and the downs; and the cheering at the end.
I loved it. Hopefully the first of many races.
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 5th August 2017
|Sheetal Dandgey||22.16 (course pb)||73rd - 66.54% Hackney|
|Laura Woodhouse||22.22||75th - 66.17% Hackney|
|Sarah Burns||23.54||106th - 64.37% Hackney|
|Stephen Swan||25.29 (course pb)||108th - 50.75% Ipswich|
|Andrew Howard||22.10 debut||69th - 69.92% Oxford|
|Dan Gritton||18.34 (course pb)||1st - 75.76% Roding Valley|
|Tim Aylett||25.54||35th - 52.32% Roding Valley|
|Kathryn Hertzberg||26.11||37th - 56.65%Roding Valley|
|Caroline McGirr||34.06||70th - 43.84% Roding Valley|
|Calvin Bobin||51.28||188th - 31.70% Valentines|
|Paul Marshall||23.42 debut||65th - 55.06% Colchester Castle|
|Morag Campbell||36.16||157th - 43.80% Wanstead|
|Catriona Hoult||31.10 debut||168th - 49.73% Chester|
|Lauren Aston||24.33 debut||45th - 60.29% Gunpowder|
|John Booth||17.47||13th - 75.07% Mile End|
|Katie Whitton||29.36 (course pb)||253rd - 50.00% Mile End|
|Alexandra Brown||25.44||43rd - 57.51% Haigh Woodland|
|Nick Hoult||20.37 debut||40th - 67.74% Stretford|
|Jayne Browne||29.39 debut||10th - 58.74% Treviso, Italy|
|Colin Dryland||21.01 (1st parkrun)||28th - 67.96% Wanstead|
|Ijeoma Anozie||25.43||59.49% Hackney Marshes|
19 parkruns at 13 venues, 1 first finisher, 4 course pbs and 6 debuts.
Dan Gritton , course pb and 1st place at Roding Valley. More course pbs for
Sheetal at Hackney, Stephen Swan at Ipswich and Katie Whitton at Mile End.
ELR debuts at Oxford, Colchester Castle, Chester, Gunpowder, Stretford and Treviso,Italy.
Age grade bests for 2017 for Sheetal, Laura and Nick.
ELR parkrun records for :-
Stephen Swan at Ipswich from Stuart Barton. Andrew Howard at Oxford, Nick Hoult at
Stretford and Jayne Browne at Treviso, Italy.
Chase The Sun 10km, Crystal Palace - Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Ride 100 Surrey/London - Sunday 30th July 2017
Ride 46 London - Sunday 30th July 2017
|Rachel Le Roux||2.41.45|
Ride 46 completed! Feeling pretty chuffed with myself having only been cycling for 2 months! All together a fabulous experience with no punctures, mechanical issues and I even managed not to cause a crash! Thanks to Carlton for persuading me to take part in the first place and ELR friends for fantastic support on the day! Susannah McLaren
Maldon Triathlon - Sunday 30th July 2017
|Robyn Turtle||3.40.50 debut||32nd , Olympic Distance|
|Dan Senior||2.00.35||35th, Sprint Distance|
Olympic Distance debut.
1.5k swim,t1, 45k bike, t2, 10k run
Robyn Hase Turtle 3.40.50 32nd, 7th lady, 3rd Age Cat
42.18, 2.49, 1.51.19, 1.31, 1.02.53
Robyn:- First Olympic Distance Triathlon done, a very early start but I exceeded my 'gold' target by 4 minutes!
750m swim, t1, 28k bike, t2, 5k run
Dan Senior 2.00.35 35th, 29th man, 16th Age Cat.
7.48, 1.32, 1.18.42, 0.46, 21.45
Dan Senior:- I thought it was great fun. 3.45am alarm, kicked in the face on the swim, wrong turn/2k detour
and puncture on the bike, worst 5k time ever... but still loved it!
Wellingborough 5m - Sunday 30th July 2017
|Robert Rayworth||31.23 pb||39th|
Dock 2 Dock 5km swim - Saturday 29th July 2017
|Ava Lee||1.54.28||44th, 14th lady|
Yesterday Danny and I did the Dock 2 Dock 5k swim. A first for both of us -
5k goes on FOREVER when you're swimming. Me in 1.54 and Danny in 2.24.
Yes, they did make us wear the orange inflatables - one step up from arm bands.
Twilight Marathon (including 50k Ultra and Half Marathon) - Saturday 29th July 2017
|Michael Wilson||4.07.05||8th, 1st MVet 55|
Michael reports:- Yesterday afternoon Kirk Johnson and myself Run in the Twilight Marathon at Redbridge Cycle Centre, Hainault. I was looking for a different challenge this time and was pleased to have Kirk for company as well. A sub 4 hours was never on the cards for me due to the difficulty of the course, but I was very happy with 4.07.06 tbc. (Last year I ran 2.05 for the half, so there has been improvement).
All credit to Kirk who only fairly recently returned to running and his only preparation in his words, was the Hilly 5 race (and Wednesday Club runs). He finished in 5.58.43 and wanted to run some extra laps at the end, but the organisers wouldn't let him as they were starting to pack up! He should have started in the 50k which was at 10.00am. There was almost constant rain and the hill was horrendous, but it was great fun. You don't have to be crazy to be a runner, but it helps!
Run Through Velopark Half Marathon - Saturday 29th July 2017
146 finishers, 12th lady of 58, 2nd V35 of 8.
Breca Buttermere Sprint - Saturday 29th July 2017
|Janet Bywater||3.54.00||43rd, 30th Mixed Team.|
Breca Buttermere Sprint - Run: 15km | Swim: 3km | Transitions: 10 | Total length: 18km
Janet Bywater in a mixed team with Peter Bitten.
Janet Bywater:- Hey, you must check out swim run events, they are totally awesome. I did one in the
Lake District this weekend, 3.4km swimming and 15 km running, in and out of the water 6 times. You run in your wetsuit and
swim in your trainers. It's both brilliant and bonkers at the same time. Check out Love Swimrun or Breca events. J
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 29th July 2017
|Calvin Bobin||21.20||15th - 76.48% Roding Valley|
|Kathryn Hertzberg||26.27||47th - 56.08% Roding Valley|
|Simon Thomas||18.46 (50th parkrun)||2nd - 69.54% Valentines|
|Aaron Browne||19.44||4th - 65.37% Valentines|
|Karen Levison||20.13 (1st lady)||7th - 82.93% Valentines|
|Ashley Faria||21.07||12th - 68.19% Valentines|
|Jason Levy||24.08||36th - 59.19% Valentines|
|Suzanne Cubitt||27.08||82nd - 55.47% Valentines|
|Patrick Brown||16.54 (1st man)||1st - 76.92% Wanstead|
|Billy Rayner||16.57 (course pb)||2nd - 76.70% Wanstead|
|Scott McMillan||18.30||4th - 74.86% Wanstead|
|Paul Drury-Bradey||21.40||18th - 60.85% Wanstead|
|Andy Bolderstone||23.51||42nd - 58.07% Wanstead|
|George Georgiou||24.22||49th - 59.58% Wanstead|
|Maud Hodson||25.29||61st - 62.33% Wanstead|
|Andrea Waller||27.19||83rd - 56.31% Wanstead|
|Stuart Norris||27.41||86th - 46.60% Wanstead|
|Caroline Moore||28.07||93rd - 63.54% Wanstead|
|Alex Jameson||28.19||97th - 50.85% Wanstead|
|Katie Whitton||28.20||98th - 52.24% Wanstead|
|Jayne Browne||29.00||104th - 60.06% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||37.05||162nd - 42.43% Wanstead|
|Elizabeth ODonnell||37.15||165th - 43.49% Wanstead|
|Catriona Hoult||37.26||167TH - 41.41% Wanstead|
|John Booth||17.45||6th - 75.21% Mile End|
|Shahib Miah Ali||19.45||21st - 65.65% Mile End|
|James Nichols||20.42||36th - 63.04% Mile End|
|Steven Bywater||28.00||28.00 - 53.51% Walthamstow|
|Thomas Grimes||17.07 (1st man)||1st - 77.99% Clarisford ROI|
|Claire Emery||33.59||106th - 47.67% Lyme Park|
|Tim Aylett||26.33||55th - 51.04% Sittingbourne|
|Andrew Howard||22.46 debut||56th - 68.08% Newbury|
|Paul Marshall||22.37 debut||68th - 57.70% Perth|
|Stuart Barton||25.54 debut||58th - 55.60% Upton Court|
|Alexandra Brown||25.11 debut||33rd - 58.77% Haigh Woodland|
|Shailesh Patel||25.55||40th - 57.36% Barking|
|Holly Simon||27.05 (course pb)||82nd - 58.65% Wanstead|
36 parkruns at 13 venues, 3 first finishers, 1 course pbs and 4 debuts.
First finishes for Patrick at Wanstead, Thomas at Claris ford and Karen at Valentines.
Course pb for Billy at Wanstead, debuts for Andrew, Stuart, Paul and Alexandra.
Age Grade bests for 2017 from Billy, Alexandra and Jason Levy.
ELR parkrun records for Andrew at Newbury, Paul at Perth and Alexandra at Haigh Woodland.
Clare Athletics 5km Summer Series - Thursday 27th July 2017
Chase The Sun 5km, Victoria Park - Wednesday 26th July 2017
Chase The Sun 10km, Victoria Park - Wednesday 26th July 2017
|Jennifer Ansell||38.17||21st, 2nd lady|
|Eleanor Wilkinson||43.28 pb||80th, 10th lady|
Standard Chartered Great City Race - 5km - Monday 24th July 2017
London Triathlon - Olympic Distance - Sunday 23rd July 2017
|Ava Lee||2.20.25 pb||189/ 2356, 8th lady, 2nd vet|
|Daniel Lee||2.29.50||502/ 2356|
|James Creed||2.42.38 debut||1117/2356|
|Dominic Dragonetti||2.51.54||1516/ 2356|
|Jason Levy||3.17.01 pb||2092/ 2356|
London Triathlon - Olympic Distance
1.5k swim, t1, 37.5k bike, t2, 9.9k run
Ava Lee 2.20.25 = 28.28, 2.53, 1.06.30, 2.03, 40.34 8th lady, 2nd age group
Danny Lee 2.29.50 = 34.42, 3.39, 1.08.31, 2.58, 40.01
James Creed 2.42.38 = 36.16, 06.11, 1.12.09, 03.53, 44.10
Dominic Dragonetti 2.51.54 = 30.44 , 4.07, 1.25.17, 2.43, 49.06
Jason Levy 3.17.01 = 49.29, 8.14, 1.21.38, 2.58, 54.44
Jason Levy:- this was a pb by just over 11 minutes
Ava:- another couple of results for London Triathlon today. Me in 2.20.25 ( a 6 minute pb ) and Danny in 2.29.50.
Both very pleased!
2,356 finishers. 463 ladies with Ava finishing 8th.
parkrun - all venues - Saturday 22nd July 2017
|Thomas Grimes||17.00||1st - 78.53% Grovelands|
|Jakub Czeczotka||21.40 (course pb)||45th - 60.85% Hackney|
|Steven Bywater||24.57 debut||20th - 60.05% Roding Valley|
|Karen Levison||20.08 (1st lady)||6th - 83.28% Valentines|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||20.24 (100th parkrun)||9th - 70.02% Valentines|
|Ashley Faria||21.07||14th - 68.19% Valentines|
|Craig Livermore||22.25||18th - 57.55% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||23.21||26th - 63.67% Valentines|
|Calvin Bobin||24.08||37th - 67.61% Valentines|
|Marc Akers||24.23||39th - 57.69% Valentines|
|Frank Brownlie||25.26||53rd - 66.58% Valentines|
|Suzanne Cubitt||26.13 (course pb)||68th - 57.41% Valentines|
|Jason Levy||29.40||109th - 48.15% Valentines|
|Maya Goodwin||34.35||161st - 46.36% Valentines|
|Rotimi Oyegunle||25.23||49th - 54.17% Lloyd, Croydon|
|Patrick Brown||17.20||2nd - 75.00% Wanstead|
|Scott McMillan||18.15||4th - 75.89% Wanstead|
|Aaron Williams||19.49||10th - 70.48% Wanstead|
|Ciaran Canavan||20.30||12th - 68.13% Wanstead|
|Robert Rayworth||20.50||16th - 66.00% Wanstead|
|Felicity Price-Thomas||22.03 (1st lady)||28th - 67.12% Wanstead|
|Paul Drury-Bradey||22.08||29th - 59.56% Wanstead|
|Angus Nicholls||22.43||31st - 62.44% Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||23.22||39th - 65.76%Wanstead|
|Viktor Szabadi||25.10||57th - 59.54% Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||25.25||60th - 63.08% Wanstead|
|Suzanne Taylor||25.52||63rd - 62.63% Wanstead|
|Alex Jameson||26.01 (course pb)||65th - 55.35% Wanstead|
|Ellen Jones||26.40||71st - 55.56% Wanstead|
|Katie Whitton||29.39||107th - 49.92% Wanstead|
|Claire Emery||32.15||138th - 50.23% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||41.20||171st - 38.06% Wanstead|
|Elizabeth ODonnell||41.21||172nd - 39.18% Wanstead|
|Kieran Brown||26.44 debut (99th parkrun)||116th - 59.48% Bury St Edmunds|
|Fiona Day||27.14 debut||124th - 70.26% Bury St Edmunds|
|Andrew Howard||22.28 debut||79th - 68.99% Brighton & Hove|
|James Nichols||20.46 debut||4th - 62.84% Billericay|
|Shahib Miah Ali||19.35 debut||16th - 66.21% Mile End|
|Katherine Harris||22.21 (1st lady) debut||17th - 67.34% Barking|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||27.55||55th - 54.45% Barking|
|Stephen Swan||25.33 debut||29th - 50.62% Brandon|
|Stuart Barton||26.12 debut||31st - 54.96% Brandon|
|Dan Gritton||18.25||10th - 76.38% Southwark|
|Sarah Burns||23.13 (course pb)||39th - 66.26% Bideford|
44 parkruns at 14 venues, 4 first finishers, 5 course pbs and 9 debuts.
First finishes for Thomas at Grovelands, Karen at Valentines, Felicity at Wanstead and Katherine at Barking.
100th parkrun for Jonathan in a course pb 20.24 and 70.02% at Valentines.
More course pbs for Jakub at Hackney, new member Suzanne at Valentines, Alex at Wanstead and Sarah at Bideford.
Debuts for Steve at Roding Valley, Katherine at Barking, Andrew at Brighton & Hove, James at Billericay, Shahib at Mile End, Stephen & Stuart at Brandon and Kieran, his 99th parkrun, & Fiona at Bury St Edmunds.
ELR parkrun records for Kieran at Bury St Edmunds, James at Billericay and Sarah at Bideford.
SOAR Summer Mile, Battersea Park - Friday 21st July 2017
|Billy Rayner||4.41.68 pb||2nd Race 8 79.65%|
|Mark Boulton||4.56.10 pb||2nd , Race 7 76.05%|
Panshanger 5m - Wednesday 19th July 2017
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|
|Suzanne Cubitt||26.21||60th - 57.12% Valentines|
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|
|Suzanne Cubitt||26.34||66th - 56.65% Valentines|
|Holly Simon||27.36 (1st parkrun)||98th - 57.55% Wanstead|
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