Hvalsolobet, Denmark - 31st December 2008
|Jan Soegaard Hansen||47.41||
Cross Country - Ilford AC 10 miles - Hainault Forest - Saturday 20th December 2008
Cross Country - Grovelands Park, Southgate - Sunday 14th December 2009
|Jan Soegaard Hansen||37.09||148|
Men: 220 finishers in the combined race, 157 finishers in the individual
Women: 220 finishers in the combined race, 63 finishers in the
Grovelands Park was a muddy affair following plenty of
rain the day before. The course was changed slightly from last year to prevent
any lapping in the enclosed forest section, so consisting of 2 small laps in
the open park and 1 lap in the forest. The men fielded a complete team with a
few people missing meaning that even the backmarkers were needed to score. The
finishing order stayed pretty much the same as previous races with Clive taking
part in his 1st fixture this year helping us to a full team. The ladies were
again short of a full team but Ann making her debut on the cross country scene
for us and Carol both struggled through the quagmire to finish. The next race
will be on January 4th at the hills of Royston right after the new year. More
details to follow shortly.
Bedford Half Marathon - 14th December 2008
Cross Country - Essex Vets - Claybury - 6th December 2008
Well done to Karen for being the only East London Runner to compete in the
Essex Vets at Claybury and finishing in an excellent 14th position.
Lisbon Marathon - 30th November 2008
|David daSilva Pereira||3.12.00 (PB)||
This is a great time for Dave who had to overcome a recent injury to run - and
a new personal best as well. As far as I am aware, the best Marathon time by
an ELR member since 2001!
Cross Country - Tewin/Digswell - Sunday 16th November 2008
267 finishers in the combined race, 181 finishers in the individual
Men: Team 11th of 15.
Masters 13th of 15
The Chairman failed to return, so you can ignore the blurb
above. A new start for Digswell as work on the field where the race usually
starts meant the race was started nearer Tewin. The rain came down, not heavy
but a steady drizzle making it muddy underfoot and of course there was
always "Heartbreak Hill" to contend with. But we had a good team out as 10 men
battled to be the 8 scorers and Kirsty was there as the only lady present.
Great runs from Ian & Derek again and first time runs from Alex & Steve on
their first league outings.
Cross Country - Broxbourne Pk, Cheshunt - Sunday 26th October 2008
Men: 232 finishers in combined race, 154 finishers in individual
Team 10th of 15, 6pts finishers
Masters 12th of 15, 4pts
Female: Team 13th of 15, 3pts
The first race of the
season got off to a very good start. The men fielded a team of 9 and at the
same time it was great to see the women club members starting to put a team
together. This being thanks to Kirsty volunteering to captain for the womens
team. So ladies, no excuses of not having a captain this year!! The day started
with rain which persisted to the start of the race, during and after. The
conditions underfoot were good despite the rain, apart from the last lap when
some areas were starting to get a little bit muddy. Hope to see you at the next
Hemlock Way, Virginia 10M Trail - 26th October 2008
|Kirsty Weston||1.37.00||(3rd in Age Group)|
A week's holiday for Kirsty in America, she brought her running shoes to a
trail race in Virginia and finished 3rd lady in her Age Group.
Leicester City Half Marathon - 19th October 2008
St John's Santa Monica 5K - 19th October 2008
|Jamie Coombs||21.46||81 (12th in Age Group)|
|Rachel Coombs||23.10 (PB)||110 (2nd in Age Group)|
Two of our regular race goers Jamie and Rachel Coombs, recently took part in
the Santa Monica 5K whilst they were over in America for a weeks holiday. Both
can be pleased with their times, with Rachel recording a personal best and
finishing 2nd lady in her age group.
Royal Parks Half Marathon - 12th October 2008
Tiptree 10 mile Road Race - 12th October 2008
|Paul Needham (The Whippet)||1:08.09||
Paul started very well, going through the first mile in 6.30. Mike overtook at
2 miles as Paul slowed his pace, feeling he had started too fast. However, the
Whippet drew level on Mile 6 and the pair ran together for the next couple of
miles. The Whippet then pulled ahead of Mike at Mile 8 with an up hill section
looming. Both runners finished strongly and can be satisfied with their times.
This was a well organised race with a long sleeved tee-shirt at the finish.
Guardian Copped Hall 5 miles - 28th September 2008
Saffron Waldon 10k - 28th September 2008
Berlin Marathon - 28th September 2008
Eridge Park 10 Mile Trail Challenge - 14th September 2008
Dagenham 88 - 5 mile'sh - 7th September 2008
Essex Way Relay - 7th September 2008
|Leg 1: Aaron Williams||7th|
|Leg 2: Ian Horritt||9th|
|Leg 3: Edward Barnard||29th|
|Leg 4: Dave Knight||25th|
|Leg 5: Stephen Ward||DNS 44th|
|Leg 6: Mick Wilson||31st|
|Leg 7: Miguel Diez||29th|
|Leg 8: John White||18th|
|Leg 9: John Atkinson||32nd|
|Leg 10: Don Bennett||34th|
|Leg 1: Clive Jackson||40th|
|Leg 2: Tom Greenard||12th|
|Leg 3: Belinda Greenard||31st|
|Leg 4: Kirsty Weston||25th|
|Leg 5: Suzanne Bench||DNS 44th|
|Leg 8: Andrea Middleton||32nd|
|Leg 7: No Runner||43rd|
|Leg 8: Roger Dixon||41st|
|Leg 9: Farrah Brown||33rd|
|Leg 10: Juliet Perry||33rd|
Team 1: 27th place 258 pts
Mixed Team: 41st place 344 pts
Every Womans Duathlon, Bushey Park - 7th September 2008
|Rachel Coombs||49.06 ||3rd in Age Group|
This was a Ladies only Duathlon event consisting of a run/bike/run
Barking Park 5k - 25th August 2008
Basildon 5k Summer Series - 19th August 2008
Everton 10k - 17th August 2008
Harlow 10 - 27th July 2008
Havering 90 Midweek 5 mile - 15th July 2008
Newman Hilly Off Road 5 - 1st July 2008
|David daSilva Pereira||TBC||
Springfield Striders Friday Night 5Mile - 13th June 2008
This event was held in the wilds of Essex. The course was a two lap curcuit
starting from the Little Hamlet of Howe Street and following country lanes and
farm roads. A great time set by Simon, who is going from strength to strength
as of late. He was running on the day under the name of is second club Tiptree
Runners. He was following by Mike who was also very pleased, coming a couple
of minutes faster that what he thought. Great to see Steve running again.
(Steve is a long standing member of ELR, for the newer members of the club
that do not know him) Then came Kirk. The night was finished in Chelmsford
with a Chinese meal washed down by a pint or two.
Hatfield Broad Oak 10km - 26th May 2008
Yes it rained before, during and after - all day in fact
but we got the T-Shirt.
Larkfield 10k - 18th May 2008
Soham Half Marathon - 18th May 2008
|Paul (the Whippet) Needham||1.28.59||
Contacted by Paul (the Whippet) Needham who recently ran the Soham 1/2
marathon in 1.28.59, his best time for 15 years. As he put it, life in the old
dog yet. Well done Paul.
Halstead Marathon - 11th May 2008
|David daSilva Pereira||3:25||
|Mick Wilson||1:50 (half distance)||
Great times posted by David and Edward. Even more so considering the
temperatures reached on the day, further compounded by the course itself,
which is noted for its many undulations. Mike was somewhat out of salts on the
day and decided to complete only one lap of the two lap course.
Flora London Marathon - Sunday 22nd April 2008
|Edward Barnard||3.23.26 PB|
Paris Marathon - 6th April 2008
This was a PB for John. Well done.
Orion 15 - 30th March 2008
Great times posted this year by ELR members who ran in the race. Particular
mention has to be made of Ian's performance, who since joining ELR has
represented the club at many events and manages to consistently turn in great
times. The course was reported to be very muddy with strong winds at certain
Kingston 16 Breakfast Run - 30th March 2008
2 Oceans Half Marathon (Cape Town) - 22nd March 2008
Kirsty did not put her feet up whilst on holiday in South Africa during the
Easter break. She ran in the Cape Town half marathon and posted a very good
time along the way.
Finchley 20 - 11th March 2008
A tough hilly four lap course but ideal preparation for the London Marathon.
Roding Valley Half Marathon - 2nd March 2008
|Karen Levison||1.32.31||56 2nd Lady, 1st Vet|
Reading Half Marathon - 2nd March 2008
Hotelympia 10k - 17th February 2008
Great Bentley Half Marathon - 3rd February 2008
The Grunty Fen Half Marathon - 9th September 2007
|Carrine Jay||1:37:08||1st vet 35 and 2nd woman home|
THE WIPPET MAKES GOOD. A great race result posted to me by Paul Needham. For
those of you that do not know Paul he is a long standing member who moved to
Ely. He is still a second claim member to us. Of course it was our patience,
training and perservernce with him that made him the runner that he is today.
All joking aside, well done Paul, great stuff!! As you are doing so well, it
will not be long before we are calling upon your services down this end of the
The Essex Way Relay Race - 2nd September 2007
|Carinne Jay||43:08||2nd woman|
|Leg 2: Ian Horritt||10th Place|
|Leg 3: Dave Knight||24th Place|
|Leg 4: Kirk Johnson||26th Place|
|Leg 5: Roger Dixon||40th Place|
|Leg 6: John White||13th Place|
|Leg 7: Richard Mainwaring||31st Place|
|Leg 8: Clive Jackson||31st Place|
|Leg 9: John Atkinson||23rd Place|
|Leg 10: Edward Barnard||17th Place|
The above places are out of 42 runners per leg.
Please note, the
results above are often being changed slightly because of updates on them.
Thankfully the changes involved are very small.
East London Runners
came 21st out of 42 teams. Great result, we held our own!! Thanks to everybody
that took part and especialy those that were involved with any of the
organising. Can't wait for next years event following those long hot trails!!!!
Coventry Half Marathon - Sunday 21st October 2007
|Suzanne Bench||1:45:15 pb|
Newman Hilly Off Road 5 - Hainault - 18th July 2007
50 Mile Challenge - Marshside, Kent - 15th July 2007
|Bharat Bedia||9 hours 47 mins||
Well done to Bharat, a relatively new member put in a lot of training for this
event. 8 laps of 6.5 miles making 52.4 miles (a double marathon). He has also
written a great report on the event. Clive may use some of it in a future
issue of the next magazine.
Springfield Striders Friday 5 - 8th June 2007
Edinburgh Marathon - 27th May 2007
Flora London Marathon - Sunday 22nd April 2007
|Ruth Mercer||4.04.27 PB|
|Frank Brownlie||4.12.45 PB|
Brentwood 1/2 Marathon - 25th March 2007
A PB for Andy well done, good running.
Reading 1/2 Marathon - 25th March 2007
Orion 15, Chingford - 24th March 2007
Milton Keynes Half Marathon - 11th March 2007
Flying the colours for us at Milton Keynes, Brentwood &
Bungay next. Well done Andy keep going.
Roding Valley Half Marathon - 25th February 2007
20KM Great East Run, Suffolk - 18th February 2007
|Andy Warne||1.33.14||162nd out of 610 runners|
Well done Andy, keep up the good work!!
Brands Hatch Half Marathon - 11th February 2007
9th in vets class
Great time posted by Andy, especially as one third of
the course was off road and very muddy underfoot. Andy is also set to go on to
do the Great Eastern Run the weekend coming. As Andy is a new member to East
London Runners, it is great to see that he is flying the colours already. Well
done and thanks from ELR.
Benfleet 15 - 28th January 2007
Some very good times were posted at this years race, with two of our members
obtaining sub 2 hours. Conditions this year under foot were really quiet good,
with only fairly short sections of mud. The usual stiff breeze was there to
make the run that little bit harder, but you cannot have it all your own way!!
Very good turn out for this race also on the same day the usual Epping Forest
run took place. It's good to see so many of our members active.
Stevenage Half Marathon - 5th November 2006
This was Rachel's first half marathon and she did really well to post such a fast time. Well done!
Chiltern Marathon - 10 September 2006
I can truthfully say that for me this Marathon was the toughest race that I have done in many a year. Being very warm and humid on the day didn't help matters much, but the main hardship was from the extreme ups and downs that the course entailed. Having said this if you like a run through great scenery this is the race for you. The landscape being a mixture of heavily wooded hills with fields on the less steep folds of the land. For our budding ornothologist this area is very well populated by Red Kites. I was told that this was the result of a very successful reintroduction campaign.
Essex Way Relay - 3rd September 2006
|Clive Jackson||7.5 miles||27th of 37 teams
|Kirsty Weston||9.5 miles||19th place
|Roger Dixon||9.5 miles||23rd place
|Karen White||10 miles||24th place
|Dave Knight||9.4 miles||29th place
|Mick Wilson||5.7 miles||20th place
|John White||11.2 miles||11th place
|Kirk Johnson||8 miles||27th place
|Don Bennett||5.3 miles||27th place
|Miguel Martinez Diez||5.5 miles||12th place
STAGE 1 Epping to Chipping Ongar. First runner off, Clive went off course slightly, but found his way back after adding to the distance.
STAGE 2 Chipping Ongar to Good Easter. Good run from Kirsty who had recced her leg earlier during August and had no problems.
STAGE 3 Good Easter to Little Leighs
STAGE 4 Little Leighs to Cressing. Karen stepped in at the last minute to run a long distance and done well.
STAGE 5 Cressing to Great Tey.
STAGE 6 Great Tey to West Bergholt. Ran with Simon as they had also recced their leg earlier.
STAGE 7 West Bergholt to Dedham. Highest finisher of the day. John had a great run. Their car was also invaluable in helping us finish.
STAGE 8 Dedham to Bradfield
STAGE 9 Bradfield to Ramsey. Don swapped legs with Miguel due to travel & navigational problems.Plenty of stiles to climb.
STAGE 10 Ramsey to Harwich Lighthouse. Storming last leg from Miguel. Thanks due to a lift from John & Karen
Total: 219pts to finish. 20th of 37 teams
On the whole it was a good day, the weather was good. A bit hot at times but they had water stations on all the stages. What made it difficult was having only 2 support vehicles. Trying to get runners back to their vehicles and get others to their starting points and having cars at the end was hard. Thankfully John & Karen were on hand to get Miguel to leg 10 when Kirk's car was back at leg 8. Next year we will have to plan better. A bit more recceing ahead of the race and hopefully 2 teams.
Flora London Marathon - Sunday 23rd April 2006
Caesar's Camp 50 Miles Endurance Run -
|Kirk Johnson||Awaiting results||
|Jim Bird||Awaiting results||
The race started at 12 o'clock midday Saturday and proved to be somewhat more interesting, because the race for us would go into the early hours of the morning. The conditions for night running, navigation could not be better. Crystal clear skies and a full moon to see by in the areas of the course that were open. The course consisted of 5 laps of 10 miles. The going under foot was very tough, ranging from sand, mud and flint strew tracks. The profile of the course was a mix of short sharp climbs and descents throughout.
Lady Godiva Half Marathon -
BUPA Great South Run -
Burgos 5k (Spain) -
Miguel took our club colours with him on a recent home visit to run in a local race. As well as this he also obtained a brilliant time. Well done Miguel.
Flora London Marathon - Sunday 17th April 2005
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