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Track Night June - Monday 27th June 2016

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Sikhs in the City Relay Marathon - Sunday 26th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Ramesh Pala
Manjit Singh
Ramesh, Manjit and Manjit's son took part in the SitC Relay Marathon as a team of 3, taking turns to run a lap of the 2k course. Their combined time was 3.09.

Brading 10K - Sunday 26th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Michael Bamford46.5851st
167 finishers

Colworth Marathon Challenge - Overall standings - Friday 24th - Sunday 26th June 2016

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NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes2.43.051st
Patrick Brown2.48.154th
Alex Day2.57.058th
Russell Price3.04.4211th
Dan Senior3.07.1614th
Ciaran Canavan3.09.1816th
Manjit Bedi3.15.4322nd
Andrew Baxter3.26.5832nd
Grant Conway3.48.5356th
Suzanne Bench3.54.1265th
Jonathan Wooldridge3.57.4968th
Fiona Critchley4.17.3388th
Diana Rexhepaj4.43.16105th
Maya Goodwin5.49.03153rd
157 finishers. Mens team were 1st place overall.
Also Jo Bull 5.00.18 - 124th

Colworth Marathon Challenge - Day 3 - Half Marathon - Sunday 26th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes1.23.271st
Patrick Brown1.28.205th
Alex Day1.31.3810th
Russell Price1.35.5815th
Dan Senior1.36.4417th
Ciaran Canavan1.37.2820th
Manjit Bedi1.40.4224th
Andrew Baxter1.47.5340th
Jonathan Wooldridge1.58.1877th
Grant Conway1.59.0781st
Suzanne Bench2.03.3899th
Fiona Critchley2.17.44138th
Diana Rexhepaj2.28.09162nd
Maya Goodwin3.05.48229th
233 finishers. Mens team were 2nd place.
Also Jo Bull 2.30.07

Harry Hawkes 10 - Sunday 26th June 2016

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NameTimePosition
Judith Vonberg1.12.41109th
John Healy1.15.10142nd
Lucy Barron1.28.20 pb306th
537 finishers

Giant's Head Marathon - Saturday 25th June 2016

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NameTimePosition
Jennifer Ansell4.21.3112th - 2nd woman
Maud Hodson5.11.2496th
372 finishers

23K du Mont-Blanc - Saturday 25th June 2016

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NameTimePosition
Bozena Myslinska5.16.301446th
1527 finishers

Suffering Legend (3 race event) - Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th June 2016

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NameTimePosition
Joshua Stephens1.11.5140th - 7.5k race
Joshua Stephens2.18.3148th - 12.5k race
Joshua Stephens3.58.3334th - 12.5m race
Josh finished 34th out 267 Legends completing all three races

Colworth Marathon Challenge - Day 2 - 8.1 mile trail race - Saturday 25th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes50.542nd
Patrick Brown51.083rd
Alex Day54.278th
Russell Price56.4911th
Ciaran Canavan58.1816th
Dan Senior58.3119th
Manjit Bedi1.01.5733rd
Andrew Baxter1.04.0742nd
Grant Conway1.11.1775th
Suzanne Bench1.11.2878th
Fiona Critchley1.17.53107th
Craig Livermore1.18.39115th
Jonathan Wooldridge1.22.24133rd
Diana Rexhepaj1.26.47148th
Geoff Bench1.33.45184th
Stuart Barton1.37.27192nd
Maya Goodwin1.45.28216th
229 finishers. Mens team were 1st place.
Also Bernard Dumonteil 1.22.23, Jo Bull 1.45.28

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 25th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Scott McMillan18.582nd - 72.50% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas22.28 (course pb)14th - 65.88% - Wanstead
Sarah Burns24.0225th - 63.66% - Wanstead
Fiona Day25.4239th - 73.41% - Wanstead
Alan Branch27.2048th - 57.20% - Wanstead
Claire Emery27.5451st - 56.93% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar29.00 (100th parkrun)60th - 54.77% - Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi29.0762nd - 51.06% - Wanstead
Sophie Edwards29.2366th - 53.15% - Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell34.27102nd - 46.54% - Wanstead
Spencer Evans18.47 (course pb)4th - 68.68% - Valentines
Stuart Kelly19.015th - 68.36% - Valentines
Ashley Faria20.409th - 69.11% - Valentines
Manpreet Johal21.2012th - 60.47% - Valentines
Jason Levy24.1526th - 58.49% - Valentines
Amita Morse26.3452nd - 60.98% - Valentines
Katherine Harris28.1565th - 52.92% - Valentines
Dan Gritton18.258th - 75.84% - Hackney
Saheb Yousefi23.1558th - 56.13% - Hackney
Shailesh Patel23.2561st - 62.99% - Hackney
Lucy Barron25.01 (50th parkrun)85th - 59.16% - Hackney
Michael Bamford22.3313th - 65.41% - Medina IOW
Diccon Loy19.587th - 71.04% - Gunpowder
Paul Marshall23.4969th - 54.58% - Mile End
Ravinder Bassi36.3274th - 42.43% - Barking
Andrew Howard22.27 (course debut)65th - 68.45% - Woodley
Tim Aylett25.3926th - 52.05% - Walthamstow
Laura Woodhouse24.35 (course debut)79th - 60.20% - Catton
Jan Webb30.54 ( course debut)147th - 57.07% - Exeter
Gary Tunstall25.06154th - 54.38% - Tooting

Orion Harriers Fast Friday - 10,000m C race - Friday 24th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Daniel Slipper38.227th
20 finishers

Orion Harriers Fast Friday - Open 5000m - Friday 24th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Mark Boulton16.561st
Antonio Martin Romero17.234th
Iain Mackie20.2514th
21 finishers

Colworth Marathon Challenge - Day 1 - 5 mile - Friday 24th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes28.443rd
Patrick Brown28.474th
Alex Day31.0012th
Russell Price31.5520th
Dan Senior32.0121st
Manjit Bedi33.0428th
Ciaran Canavan33.3232nd
Andrew Baxter34.5846th
Jonathan Wooldridge37.0776th
Grant Conway38.2991st
Suzanne Bench39.06106th (1st FV45)
Fiona Critchley41.56146th
Craig Livermore42.51163rd
Stuart Barton44.55189th
Geoff Bench47.58232nd
Diana Rexhepaj48.20240th
Maya Goodwin57.47316th
360 finishers. Mens team were 2nd place.
Also Bernard Dumonteil 43.45, Jo Bull 44.43

ELVIS 3 - East End Road Runners QEOP 5K - Tuesday 21st June 2016

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NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown17:00 (16:56)2nd (2nd) - 77.07%
Mark Boulton17:03 (17:00)3rd (3rd) - 76.96%
Alex Day17:14 (17:12) pb4th (4th) - 76.36%
Billy Rayner17:34 (17:32)6th (6th) - 74.43%
Antonio Martin Romero17:45 (17:42)8th (8th) - 73.45%
John Booth18:26 (18:20)19th (20th) - 72.36%
Andy Kumar18:35 (18:31)23rd (24th) - 70.48%
Daniel Slipper18:36 (18:30)24th (23rd) - 75.14%
Daniel Lee18.38 (18.33)25th (25th) - 77.18%
Scott Mcmillan18:39 (18:35) pb26th (26th) - 74.26%
Spencer Evans18:53 (18:49)30th (31st) - 69.00%
Aaron Browne18:54 (18:41)31st (29th) - 69.41%
Aaron Williams19:03 (18:59)33rd (33rd) - 72.70%
Ciaran Canavan19:22 (19:17)38th (38th) - 72.08%
Mark Wyatt19:39 (19:32)42nd (42nd) - 66.47%
Diccon Loy19:50 (19:41)44th (43rd) - 72.23%
Robert Rayworth19:54 (19:47) pb46th (46th) - 69.33%
Ava Lee19:58 (19:53)47th (47th) - 75.86%
Paul Thompson20:12 (20:05)51st (52nd) - 66.39%
Carlton D'souza20:15 (20:08)54th (54th) - 75.00%
Manjit Singh20:20 (20:18)57th (57th) - 68.47%
Judith Vonberg20:30 (20:23) pb61st (60th) - 72.44%
Ashley Faria20:31 (20:25) pb62nd (62nd) - 70.12%
Joshua Stephens20:50 (20:42)66th (66th) - 63.04%
Jonathan Wooldridge20:55 (20:49)67th (69th) - 68.29%
Iain Mackie20:58 (20:50) pb68th (71st) - 62.32%
Jonathan Shaw21:28 (21:21)79th (81st) - 65.11%
Jamie Xavier21:39 (21:24)82nd (84th) - 64.10%
Manpreet Johal21:43 (21:19)83rd (80th) - 60.91%
Shailesh Patel21:44 (21:26)84th (86th) - 68.82%
Michael Bamford21:45 (21:23)85th (83rd) - 68.98%
Ramesh Pala21:45 (21:29)87th (87th) - 71.37%
Eleanor Wilkinson21:50 (21:44) pb90th (92nd) - 67.94%
Maran Raju21:54 (21:36) pb91st (90th) - 68.83%
Michael Wilson22:07 (21:52)94th (96th) - 70.12%
Grant Conway22:08 (21:47)95th (95th) - 66.72%
Craig Livermore22:24 (22:10)99th (99th) - 58.57%
Natasha Tweedie22:29 (22:22) pb103rd (104th) - 66.02%
Rebecca Young22:36 (22:15)106th (100th) - 66.37%
Gareth Jones22:39 (22:17)107th (102nd) - 63.80%
Alexandra Wilkinson22:40 (22:32)108th (110th) - 69.75%
Emily Clarke22:43 (22:35)109th (111th) - 65.39%
Anna Johnson23:10 (23:00)116th (124th) - 64.49%
Paul Marshall23:21 (22:52) pb?125th (117th) - 57.22%
Katherine Gardner23:22 (23:11) pb126th (129th) - 64.56%
Suzanne Bench23:31 (23:16)131st (131st) - 71.78%
Janet Bywater23:36 (23:26) pb 133rd (137th) - 71.27%
Laura Woodhouse23:43 (23:23) pb 138th (136th) - 63.15%
Alexandra Brown23:48 (23:27)141st (139th) - 62.97%
Maud Hodson23:48 (23:37)142nd (145th) - 65.98%
Tim Aylett23:55 (23:39)144th (147th) - 56.73%
Graham Peacock23:59 (23:42)147th (149th) - 56.26%
Kieran Brown24:04 (23:33)149th (142nd) - 66.74%
Tricia O'Neill24:04 (23:49)150th (153rd) - 66.55%
Katherine Harris24:18 (23:48)154th (152nd) - 62.46%
Claire Emery24:20 (24:06)157th (156th) - 65.21%
Sheetal Dandgey24:32 (24:12)158th (161st) - 61.02%
Doug Mansell24:32 (24:18)159th (163rd) - 67.35%
Katherine Jones24:46 (24:32)166th (169th) - 60.46%
Saheb Yousefi24:47 (24:30)167th (168th) - 53.61%
Fiona Critchley25:03 (24:54)173rd (175th) - 66.33%
Bozena Myslinska25:27 (25:08)179th (184th) - 59.15%
Jennifer Ansell25:32 (25:14)182nd (186th) - 58.52%
Lucy Barron25:32 (25:12)183rd (185th) - 58.6%
David Hallybone25:33 (25:07)185th (182nd) - 54.61%
Jason Levy25:34 (25:05)186th (179th) - 56.68%
Andy Bolderstone25:39 (25:07) pb187th (183rd) - 54.94%
Fiona Day25:49 (25:26)190th (190th) - 72.02%
Andrea Waller25:51 (25:28)191st (192nd) - 59.23%
Dave Knight26:09 (25:47)195th (198th) - 61.93%
Christian Turnbull26:10 (25:46) pb196th (197th) - 50.39%
Shaun Desena26:12 (25:45) 197th (195th) - 50.42%
Peter Martin26:28 (25:51)202nd (199th) - 57.51%
Tina Bennett26:36 (26:20) pb?205th (208th) - 57.28%
Caroline Moore26:47 (26:13)210th (205th) - 65.86%
Trish Kelly26:54 (26:39) pb?212th (216th) - 67.92%
Sophie Edwards27:05 (26:38)216th (215th) - 56.38%
Sheila Kennedy27:12 (26:46)217th (218th) - 66.81%
Diana Rexhepaj27:14 (26:50)219th (219th) - 59.07%
Amita Morse27:15 (26:51)220th (220th) - 59.59%
Alex Jameson27:17 (26:56)221st (221st) - 53.16%
John Atkinson27:31 (26:58)225th (223rd) - 67.37%
Geoff Bench27:34 (27:12) pb 227th (227th) - 54.23%
David Wyatt29:11 (28:39)253rd (252nd) - 56.66%
Kate Ford29:43 (29:28)255th (256th) - 50.11%
Jennifer Ford29:44 (29:30)256th (257th) - 50.11%
Phillippa Walker30:27 (30:03)263rd (264th) - 49.81%
Sandra Hiller30:47 (30:18) pb265th (265th) - 57.65%
Maya Goodwin30:59 (30:36)267th (269th) - 51.36%
Sarah Stephens31:11 (30:46)273rd (272nd) - 48.00%
Emma Hobbs31:51 (31:30)277th (278th) - 47.67%
Sonia Cheadle32:02 (31:41)279th (280th) - 48.82%
Jan Webb32:29 (32:02)281st (281st) - 53.90%
Lucy Williams33:44 (33:19)290th (290th) - 45.07%
Elizabeth O'donnell35:34 (35:05)295th (295th) - 45.18%

Rocks N Rollin Ultra, Donegal - 11k race - Sunday 19th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Sally Faulkner1.33.087th
7 finishers.
Sally writes:
My first race report (be gentle): Flop (the dog) and I had a busy weekend. We were supposed to be double racing this weekend and changing countries in between. I had to drop out of the Brutal 10 on Saturday due to poor logistical planning and stuck with a very slow park run with a friend who is getting back to running - suited me (see below). We got the overnight ferry to Ireland and our 12km started at 11am Sunday morning in Moville, Co. Donegal. The views were nice, the weather was horrendous, so no surprises there. Still we plodded on up the hills, down the hills, up more hills, all off road and muddy and then finished with 3 miles along a fast (for cars) road. I had a friend who was running and she had had a massive loss in confidence so being the good (and VERY lazy) person that I am I ran with her. Which was a lot slower than my pace, if that's possible at all. We even had to walk some of the ups. But I thoroughly enjoyed running at a pace a lot slower than mine, as it made me realise I'm better at running than I think and I enjoyed the chat the whole way round. We finished in 1:25 by my watch. I'll be out tomorrow for another 10km as I have lots of miles left in my legs as a result.
Next Saturday is the big one - Gaelforce North - a gruelling 65km cross country (inc some cycling) with the odd mountain we have to run up and down.
Flop got a medal this morning for her effort (which was greater than mine, her effort not the medal) and everyone donated their tuna sandwiches to her cause.

Amba Hotel's City of London Mile - Sunday 19th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown0:04:5054th (Wave 1)
Thomas Grimes0:04:5260th (Wave 1)
Billy Rayner0:04:5679th (Wave 1)
Andy Kumar0:05:07 pb113th (Wave 1)
Spencer Evans0:05:22 debut186th (Wave 2)
Craig Livermore0:05:35 pb262nd (Wave 2)
Daniel Slipper0:05:37 277th (Wave 2)
Manpreet Johal0:05:42 pb320th (Wave 3)
Ashley Faria0:05:50 pb384th (Wave 3)
Shailesh Patel0:05:54407th (Wave 4)
Jonathan Wooldridge0:06:03 debut472th (Wave 4)
Eleanor Wilkinson0:06:20 debut and winner of a spot prize597th (Wave 4)
Paul Marshall0:06:32596th (Wave 3)
Bozena Myslinska0:06:34691st (Wave 5)
Stuart Barton0:06:37 pb (51s)711th (Wave 4)
Shaun Desena0:06:45771st (Wave 4)
Andy Bolderstone0:07:00884th (Wave 5)
Caroline Moore0:07:541298th (Wave 6)
Diana Rexhepaj0:08:051362nd (Family Wave 1)
2819 finishers

Stuart writes:
The City Mile.
Yes it's a long way to go on a Sunday morning just to run a mile, But it's a free event and well organised.

I bumped into a few ELR members at South Woodford Station and we travelled together, Not long after arriving at St Paul's a few more ELR turned up. The sun was out and I felt good.

I was in wave four 10:30 along with loads of other ELR. Standing around waiting the nerves kicked in no way could I beat my time from Westminster a couple of weeks ago.
The gun goes and we're off. Lots of people to get past and lots getting past me, Before you know it my watch buzzes that 1Km has gone I look down and the time looks ok. 400m to go and I think of track and Grant Conway saying one fast lap, however this 400m seems to be a hill. 200 meters I can hear the band and see the finish line I try to sprint but my little legs are having none of it, across the line and pause the watch. It could be a PB I need to wait for the text. I meet up with ELR for a photo call, then I get the text, yes I get a PB. Thanks to all at the club for helping me achieve this. Now the matter of Colworth.

South Downs Trail Marathon - Saturday 18th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Dan Gritton4.06.3977th
397 finishers

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 18th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Jonathan Shaw21:4732nd - 63.58% - Hackney Marshes
Eleanor Wilkinson21:56 PB and course debut34th - 67.48% - Hackney Marshes
Shailesh Patel23:1262nd - 63.58% - Hackney Marshes
Stuart Barton24:2381st - 58.58% - Hackney Marshes
Lucy Barron24:58 Course pb90th - 59.28% - Hackney Marshes
Shaun Desena25:52 Course pb97th - 49.87% - Hackney Marshes
John Healy22:12 Debut39th - 62.39% - Crystal Palace
Tim Le Rasle19:481st - 69.95% - Valentines
Karen Levison20:29 First Woman4th - 80.88% - Valentines
Ashley Faria20:39 (100th)5th - 69.17% - Valentines
Manpreet Johal20:486th - 62.02% - Valentines
Laura Woodhouse23:39 Course pb24th - 62.58% - Valentines
Katherine Harris30:49101st - 48.51% - Valentines
Jason Levy30:49102nd - 46.02% - Valentines
Scott Mcmillan19:024th - 72.24% - Wanstead
Ciaran Canavan19:457th - 70.13% - Wanstead
Judith Vonberg21:23 First Woman Debut11th - 69.21% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas22:5619th - 64.53% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson24:5334th - 63.23% - Wanstead
Andy Bolderstone25:14 Course pb36th - 54.49% - Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi25:2939th - 58.34% - Wanstead
Tina Bennett27:2153rd - 55.58% - Wanstead
Alan Branch27:2956th - 56.88% - Wanstead
Jakub Czeczotka27:4158th - 47.38% - Wanstead
Alex Jameson27:4659th - 51.44% - Wanstead
Claire Emery29:0264th - 54.71% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar30:2972nd - 52.10% - Wanstead
Sandra Hiller31:4182nd - 56.39% - Wanstead
Michael Bamford22:3320th - 65.41% - Medina IOW
Mark Boulton17:42 Course pb1st - 73.45% - Gunpowder
Richard Potter22:0222nd - 59.23% - Gunpowder
Jonathan Wooldridge22:145th - 63.79% - Walthamstow
Janet Bywater25:22 First Woman22nd - 66.89% - Walthamstow
Steven Bywater26:3030th - 56.10% - Walthamstow
Fiona Critchley25:0038th - 67.07% - Great Notley
Alexandra Wilkinson23:13 Course pb33rd - 68.41% - Hockley Woods

John Clarke Memorial Fell Race - Friday 17th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes22:173rd
Billy Rayner25:3714th
Regis Martin27:0420th
Janet Bywater35:0572nd
Maud Hodson36:1877th
Alex Jameson38:4481st
Claire Emery39:0482nd
Caroline Moore44:1790th
Maya Goodwin47:1698th
Maya writes :
Walking a long, steep downhill past piles sawdust to the start of a race is more than a little unnerving... At back of the start pack I giggled with the other nervous women about why we doing this and not drinking win in front of the telly.

The Race Director starts to talk:
'This is the only fell race inside the M25. It's about 3 miles, with 6 hills. Fell races are known for their sociability and simplicity, just runners running and having fun, this one is no different'

And we're off. Straight up Pole Hill. I'm at the back pretty much straight away. After about 100 meters I start to walk, but it's not like Parliament Hill, cos I'm not the only walker. Everyone at this end of the pack is walking now, and breathing heavily. It's so steep. I'm eye level with a lot of bottoms in Lycra.

And then it flattens out. Phew. I start to run and it feels good to be on the flat. Not for long though. Into the forest, and then.... Down! I still have down hill fears after falling over earlier in the year, and it's slippery and muddy, so I don't race, just try and get to the bottom safely. And then immediately into an up. Look at my screenshot - it was up down up down up down. Never a moment to get into a pace.

But that meant you never had a chance to realise how tough it was. The race director was right, it was fun! A woman in front of me had 'Loopy' on the back of her shirt. I laughed at its appropriateness. So did she. She said 'isn't this the best way to spend a Friday night!' I thought about it. And then laughed. 'You know what, YES!' There were low level branches to duck under. Brambles that would whip your legs (I have NO idea how the speedsters weren't covered in scratches), tree roots to watch out for.

Lots of the downs were through forest. The dusky light and leave cover made it feel ethereal. So very beautiful. And then, after a short flat...
'Just through there love, mind the roots and go though the small gap. We've put a bit of a view on for you..'

So I run into a dark little path, through a gap in the hedge, and WOW... JUST WOW. I'm at the top of a hill. The very top. And I can see for miles and miles. Right out over a massive reservoir and you could see what felt like the whole of London. It was like the top of the world. I grinned and grinned and ran down the field. It felt like I was flying.

I said to the marshal at the bottom 'that was the most incredible thing I've ever done!' He smiled. 'Hold that thought for the next hill' Oh. Yes, I remember now... Running down one while the speedsters were running up on their way home. That penultimate hill was hard work, just keep on walking Maya. And laugh at the craziness.

I knew it finished going to the top of Pole Hill again. The same one we'd started on. This last hill was tough. Just walking it was hard work. Really hard work, I just wanted to stop moving altogether and have a sit down. Round a corner and one last little up to the finish. I find enough to run the last 50 meters. Touch the obelisk and I'm done.

3.21 miles in 47:17, and I wasn't last! It was hard work. But just brilliant. £3 entry AND we got a free glass of Prosecco at the end. Perfect.

St Albans Half Marathon - Sunday 12th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Ramesh Pala1.39.34369th
2407 finishers
Ramesh writes:
Very well organised, similar to Bedford, undulating through country lanes. Great support all the way round with lots of jelly baby jars. I guess I should be pleased with 70.2 age grading.

Runthrough Olympic Park 10K - Sunday 12th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Diana Rexhepaj54.09 pb414th
814 finshers

Runthrough Olympic Park 5K - Sunday 12th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Daniel Slipper18.264th
Sasha Plenge37.23255th
292 finishers

Southend Half Marathon - Sunday 12th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Spencer Evans1.25.25 pb48th
Maran Raju1.38.57 pb280th
Joshua Stephens1.39.48 pb290th
Roisin Archer1.42.36352nd
Aaron Browne1.42.37353rd
1998 finishers

Mizuno Endure24 - Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Bozena Myslinska25 miles
Carlton D'Souza25 miles
Boz & Carlton took part in the Endure24 24 hour race as part of Team Boz's Boys. The team covered 120 miles between them.

Man v Horse - Saturday 11th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Jennifer Ansell3.40.49168th
665 finishers. Some of them were horses.

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 11th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Don Bennett31.43 (course debut)86th - 49.29% - Lower Hutt NZ
Alex Day17.441st - 73.59% - Wanstead
Scott McMillan18.46 (course pb)2nd - 73.27% - Wanstead
Daniel Slipper18.503rd - 73.54% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas22.29 (course pb & 1st woman)26th - 65.83% - Wanstead
Suzanne Bench24.0239th - 70.60% - Wanstead
Claire Emery25.0852nd - 63.20% - Wanstead
Andy Bolderstone26.2062nd - 52.22% - Wanstead
Fiona Day26.2563rd - 71.42% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson27.3179th - 57.18% - Wanstead
Alan Branch27.3781st - 56.61% - Wanstead
Alexandra Wilkinson27.4984th - 57.10% - Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi29.1993rd - 50.71% - Wanstead
Sandra Hiller30.36 (course pb)97th - 58.39% - Wanstead
Caroline Moore31.24 (with Archie)108th - 56.16% - Wanstead
Sophie Edwards31.24109th - 49.73% - Wanstead
Morag Campbell32.33120th - 48.34% - Wanstead
Shailesh Patel22.3845th - 65.17% - Hackney
Saheb Yousefi23.0553rd - 56.53% - Hackney
Paula Bedford23.3457th - 65.77% - Hackney
Lucy Barron25.07 (course pb)80th - 58.93% - Hackney
Katherine Jones25.0982nd - 59.24% - Hackney
Aaron Browne19.135th - 67.13% - Valentines
Tim Le Rasle20.188th - 68.23% - Valentines
Ashley Faria20.5111th - 68.51% - Valentines
Manpreet Johal20.5612th - 61.62% - Valentines
Laura Woodhouse24.1842nd - 60.91% - Valentines
Stuart Barton24.20 (course pb)43rd - 58.70% - Valentines
Maran Raju25.2450th - 58.53% - Valentines
Saheed Shabbir25.4656th - 50.65% - Valentines
Amita Morse27.0865th - 59.71% - Valentines
Maya Goodwin32.03122nd - 49.56% - Valentines
Sarah Pascal32.38133rd - 49.64% - Valentines
Sbita Reandi33.11139th - 45.35% - Valentines
Patrick Brown17.51 (course debut)3rd - 72.64% - Reading
Tricia O'Neill24.5539th - 64.35% - Harrow
John Healy21.3754th - 64.07% - Dulwich
Janet Bywater24.1219th - 70.11% - Walthamstow
Steven Bywater26.5842nd - 55.13% - Walthamstow
Shaun DeSena26.40 (course pb)85th - 48.38% - Leicester Victoria
Gary Tunstall24.36 (course debut)136th - 55.08% - Tooting Common
Sarah Burns23.20 (course debut)21st - 65.57% - Bideford
Dan Gritton18.127th - 76.74% - Southwark
Mark Boulton17.49 (course debut)2nd - 72.97% - Gunpowder
Dan Senior18.47 (course pb)4th - 72.67% - Gunpowder

ELVIS 2 - Havering 90's Midweek 5 - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes27:53 (27.13)1st (scorer)
Mark Boulton28:34 (28.10)2nd (scorer)
Alex Day28:51 (28.45)4th (scorer)
Antonio Martin Romero29:02 pb5th
Billy Rayner29:13 pb6th
Dan Gritton29:46 (29.22)8th (vet scorer)
Spencer Evans30:34 pb (32.31)14th
Daniel Slipper30:45 pb (31.37)16th (vet scorer)
Dan Senior31:12 pb17th (vet scorer)
Aaron Williams31:35 22nd
Scott McMillan31:46 pb23rd
Mark Wyatt32:11 25th
Ciaran Canavan32:36 (29.54)29th
Aaron Browne33:03 (31.29)32nd
Neil Gage33:35 35th
Diccon Loy33:57 38th
Daniel Levicki34:02 pb40th
Robert Rayworth34:22 pb42nd
Judith Vonberg34:54 pb48th 1st Woman & scorer
Jonathan Wooldridge34:57 pb (35.31)49th
Ashley Faria35:12 pb (36.43)51st
Iain Mackie35:20 pb52nd
John Healy35:26 pb53rd
Ramesh Pala35:28 (36.51)54th
Joshua Stephens35:32 pb55th
Michael Bamford35:58 pb59th
Eleanor Wilkinson36:00 pb (37.55)61st 3rd Woman & scorer
Carlton D'Souza36:01 (33.40)62nd
Grant Conway36:12 (34.34)63rd
Jonathan Shaw36:41 70th
Dominic Dragonetti37:00 pb72nd
Natasha Tweedie37:15 pb75th
Alexandra Wilkinson38:13 pb88th (vet scorer)
Suzanne Bench39:15 98th (vet scorer)
Alexandra Brown39:31 pb101st
Greg Turtle39:45 105th
Laura Woodhouse39:47 pb106th
Tricia O'Neill39:53 108th
Sheetal Dandgey40:22 (38.06)114th
Jason Levy40:40 pb (53:00)117th
Katherine Gardner40:42 pb118th
Lucy Barron40:49 pb120th
Maud Hodson41:07 (38.31)123rd
Tim Aylett41:14 (38.32)126th
Janet Bywater41:38 131st
Fiona Day41:46 (39.58)132nd
Trish Kelly43:02 pb143rd
Christian Turnbull43:14 pb144th
Fiona Critchley43:22 145th
Peter Martin43:44 pb149th
Sheila Kennedy44:07 (43.52)152nd
Robyn Turtle44:25 155th
Caroline Moore44:50 (42.34)157th
Diana Rexhepaj45:42 (44.48)159th
Shaun DeSena46:26 pb165th
John Atkinson46:55 170th
Tina Bennett48:11 178th
Sandra Hiller51:29 pb191st
Jan Webb52:07 pb193rd
Maya Goodwin53:52 (53:00)202nd
Morag Campbell54:11 pb203rd
219 Finishers. Previous years shown.

First posted 7.6.2016, and finishing positions updated 8.6.2016

Worthing 10k - Sunday 5th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Tim Le Rasle44:07163rd
Molly Pinkus50.07472nd

Regents Park 10k series - Sunday 5th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Robert Rayworth44:35107th
Simon Sorrin46:18147th

Lakeland Trail Half Marathon Challenge - Sunday 5th June 2016

NameTimePosition
John Healy 1:56:5322nd
407 Finishers

John reports:
So, while it's fresh in my ELVIS addled brain, a brief report on the Coniston Lakeland Trails half marathon I ran on Sunday. I was booked in to run the marathon but swapped for the half as I was under-trained for the distance, particularly on hilly trails billed as "One of the hardest and most picturesque Marathons in the world". Both of these points held true for the half as well. As a trail novice I was surprised to see people around me walking up the first hill and I happily jogged passed them thinking I knew what I was doing. By the 3rd very steep and loose terrain ascent within the first few miles I realised that these people knew exactly what they were doing so happily copied their game-plan. It went against the grain to begin with walking up the steepest ascents, but it gave me time to get stuck into the water in my Camel-back, it was 27 degrees, and running up them would have been virtually impossible (for me!) The scenery around the Lakes is stunning and I had time to appreciate it. Once i's got used to the idea of it all I became quite comfortable and thanks to several of Grant Conways hill sessions in Claybury Park had the confidence to let go on the down hills, making up a lot of time and pinching people back who had gone past me on the ascents. My mile splits ranged from sub 7.00 minutes to nearly 12.00. The descents were scary in parts as they were very steep with loose stone underfoot, concentration and confidence all the way down was the only way to do it and I was really pleased with how I handled them. There were five races on the course at the same time, all with different start times, so I had no real idea where I placed so just completely ran my own race and tried to enjoy it, which I did. Once we came out of the hills around mile 11 the course led back around stunning Coniston Water to the finish by the boating club. it was marshalled and signed excellently, with an array of goodies and foods at the water stations. Through the finish and straight into the lake with several other runners to cool down, the thing my muscles were begging for the most at that point, very cold lake water. I ran 1.56:53 and was very pleased to have gone under 2 hours but had no idea how I compared to the rest of my race. As it turned out I placed 22 out 407 and was chuffed. Trail running like this at times felt like a different sport entirely & I have to say I loved it, I'll be back and can highly recommend this race to ELR. Lakeland Trails run several others in the area, and although its a long way to go, it's worth the trouble, loved it......

Orion Harriers Forest Five Race 1 of 3 - Saturday 4th June 2016

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NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes29.015th
Mark Boulton30.349th
Dan Senior32.1217th
Scott McMillan33.3230th
Ciaran Canavan34.3638th
Ramesh Pala38.1468th
Dominic Dragonetti38.1569th
Richard Potter38.5676th
Michael Wilson41.4495th
Kieran Brown44.59117th
Fiona Day45.08118th
Kirk Johnson48.55134th

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 4th June 2016

NameTimePosition
Billy Rayner17:28 Debut6th - 74.24% - Hackney Marshes
Dan Gritton17:43 Course pb7th - 78.83% - Hackney Marshes
Antonio Martin Romero17:538th - 72.23% - Hackney Marshes
Shailesh Patel22:1644th - 66.24% - Hackney Marshes
Stuart Barton24:09 Course pb68th - 59.14% - Hackney Marshes
Gary Tunstall25:0778th - 53.95% - Hackney Marshes
Jan Webb29:44 Course pb130th - 59.30% - Hackney Marshes
Maya Goodwin30:31134th - 52.05% - Hackney Marshes
Ashley Faria20:429th - 69.00% - Valentines
Aaron Browne20:5612th - 61.62% - Valentines
Jonathan Wooldridge21:3616th - 65.12% - Valentines
Grant Conway22:0121st - 65.93% - Valentines
Laura Woodhouse23:42 Course pb37th - 62.45% - Valentines
Jason Levy23:4939th - 59.55% - Valentines
Richard Guest20:56 Course pb18th - 66.72% - Bracknell
Patrick Brown17:201st - 74.81% - Wanstead
Alex Day17:372nd - 74.08% - Wanstead
Spencer Evans18:29 Course pb6th - 69.79% - Wanstead
Daniel Slipper18:448th - 73.93% - Wanstead
Mark Wyatt19:239th - 66.55% - Wanstead
Neil Gage20:06 Course pb14th - 67.41% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas22:4927th - 64.86% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson24:2842nd - 64.31% - Wanstead
Claire Emery25:2255th - 62.61% - Wanstead
Sophie Edwards26:3266th - 58.86% - Wanstead
Andrea Waller26:3468th - 57.21% - Wanstead
Alan Branch26:5471st - 58.12% - Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi27:3479th - 53.93% - Wanstead
Caroline Moore31:33104th - 55.89% - Wanstead
Morag Campbell33:13118th - 47.37% - Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell33:25120th - 47.98% - Wanstead
Michael Bamford21:4518th - 67.82% - Medina IOW
Fiona Critchley24:49 Debut15th - 67.56% - Horton Park
Caroline McGirr28:30 Course pb70th - 52.28% - Gunpowder
Shaun DeSena27:52 Debut83rd - 46.29% - Leicester Victoria
Janet Bywater23:50 1st Woman, PB22nd - 71.19% - Walthamstow
Jamie Xavier22:2915th - 60.71% - Walthamstow

Vitality London 10000 - Monday 30th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Billy Rayner35.47 pb216th
Russell Price36.08 pb237th
Stuart Kelly37.50375th
Andy Kumar38.43478th
Daniel Slipper38.45483rd
Tim Le Rasle43.181178th
Robert Rayworth43.36 pb1238th
Jamie Xavier43.461276th
Jonathan Wooldridge43.50 pb1286th
Katherine Harris47.552341st
Paul Marshall49.111734th
Jason Levy49.593039th
Jan Webb1.06.489537th
Michael Keefe1.10.2610393rd

Hatfield Broad Oak 10K - Monday 30th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Maud Hodson49.42448th
Laura Johnston52.25567th
1216 finishers

Mud Monsters Run 10K - Sunday 29th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Joshua Stephens1.34.00 ish31st
750ish finishers

Vitality Westminster Mile - Sunday 29th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown4.45
Daniel Slipper5.36
Manpreet Johal5.48
Shailesh Patel6.05
Paul Marshall6.39
Stuart Barton6.49 pb
Peter Hatley7.50
Diana Rexhepaj8.06
Katy Taylor9.23
Mohammed Aklaqul-Ambea15.23
I haven't given positions, as the official results only give positions within the wave, which are a bit random.

Rock'n'Roll Liverpool Marathon - Sunday 29th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Peter Martin4.32.351419th
2524 finishers

Edinburgh Marathon - Sunday 29th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Anna Johnson4.20.273442nd
Michelle King4.20.273443rd
Jane Niewczasinski4.25.453707th
6555 finishers

European Triathlon Championships - Sunday 29th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Sarah Burns2.34.0214th
29 finishers (in age group)
Swim 28.50, T1 1.6, Bike 1.16.50, T2 1.13, Run 45.31

Needles XC Half Marathon - Sunday 29th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Jonathan Wooldridge1.50.1265th
350 finishers

Maverick Original Dorset Long Course (23K) - Saturday 28th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Lucy Barron2.35.5117th
Lucy entered the 16K Medium Course, but missed the split and ended up running the course!
39 female finishers (results are published separately for men & women)

Kent Roadrunner Marathon - Saturday 28th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Dan Gritton3.19.4829th
458 finishers

Lee Valley Velopark Half Marathon - Saturday 28th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Spencer Evans1.27.29pb6th
51 finishers

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 28th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown17.281st - 74.24% - Wanstead
Alex Day17.462nd - 73.45% - Wanstead
Daniel Slipper18.39 (course pb)4th - 74.26% - Wanstead
Dan Senior19.117th - 71.16% - Wanstead
Andrew Baxter19.57 (50th parkrun)9th - 72.18% - Wanstead
Scott McMillan20.0511th - 67.97% - Wanstead
Ciaran Canavan20.3015th - 67.56% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson25.2048th - 62.11% - Wanstead
Kieran Brown25.2449th - 62.07% - Wanstead
Andy Bolderstone25.43 (course pb)53rd - 53.47% - Wanstead
Rachel Crapnell26.00 (course pb)55th - 56.92% - Wanstead
Fiona Day26.1758th - 71.78% - Wanstead
Alan Branch27.2468th - 57.06% - Wanstead
Caroline Moore30.09 (with Archie)81st - 58.49% - Wanstead
Sandra Hiller30.38 (course pb)84th - 58.32% - Wanstead
Sophie Edwards31.4687th - 49.16% - Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell33.3193rd - 47.84% - Wanstead
Julie Creffield36.00112th - 41.81% - Wanstead
Antonio Martin Romero17.294th - 73.88% - Hackney
Jonathan Shaw21.4842nd - 63.53% - Hackney
Shailesh Patel22.0946th - 66.59% - Hackney
Jamie Xavier22.13 (course pb)47th - 61.44% - Hackney
Saheb Yousefi22.18 (course pb)49th - 58.30% - Hackney
Stuart Barton24.2286th - 58.62% - Hackney
Shaun DeSena26.22 (course pb)105th - 48.93% - Hackney
David Wyatt27.09108th - 60.10% - Hackney
Tricia O'Neill24.4159th - 64.96% - Harrow
Michael Bamford21.2322nd - 68.98% - Medina IOW
Jonathan Wooldridge21.2423rd - 65.73% - Medina IOW
Dominic Dragonetti21.5418th - 61.87% - Raphael
Luca Zangari19.2811th - 66.35% - Mile End
Jan Webb30.53 (course debut)165th - 57.10% - Mile End
Tim Aylett25.2765th - 52.46% - Gladstone
Manpreet Johal21.5135th - 59.04% - Hilly Fields
Bernadett Kalmar28.42 (course debut)82nd - 55.34% - Upton Court
Viktor Szabadi31.20 (course debut)102nd - 47.45% - Upton Court
David Baldwin20.162nd - 65.05% - Walthamstow
Steven Bywater26.1437th - 56.67% - Walthamstow
Janet Bywater28.2748th - 59.64% - Walthamstow
Claire Emery31.10 (course pb)85th - 50.96% - Lyme Park
Richard Potter21.53 (course pb)16th - 59.63% - Gunpowder
Caroline McGirr29.07 (course pb)78th - 51.17% - Gunpowder
John Healy21.0754th - DFYB - Dulwich
Tim Le Rasle20.355th - 67.29% - Valentines
Ashley Faria20.456th - 68.84% - Valentines
Craig Livermore20.547th - 61.72% - Valentines
Judith Vonberg21.14 (1st woman)10th - 69.70% - Valentines
Robert Rayworth21.1912th - 64.03% - Valentines
Grant Conway21.5015th - 66.49% - Valentines
Karen Levison22.2718th - 73.79% - Valentines
Jason Levy24.0234th - 59.02% - Valentines
Mary O'Brien25.4156th - 75.54% - Valentines
Saheed Shabbir27.3173rd - 47.43% - Valentines
Katherine Harris27.4579th - 53.87% - Valentines

Chase the Sun Hyde Park 10K - Wednesday 25th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Natasha Tweedie46.42122nd
384 finishers

High Easter 10K - Sunday 22nd May 2016

NameTimePosition
Fiona Critchley50:50 pb76th (14th woman)

White Peak Marathon - Saturday 21st May 2016 -

NameTimePosition
Jennifer Ansell3:35:3837th (2nd Woman)
171 Finishers

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 21 May 2016

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown17:141st - 75.24% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Alex Day17:293rd - 74.64% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Daniel Slipper18:53 Course pb7th - 73.35% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Mark Wyatt19:019th - 67.84% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Scott Mcmillan19:4413th - 69.17% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Andrew Baxter19:5214th - 72.48% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Ciaran Canavan21:0123rd - 65.90% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Alexandra Wilkinson23:0541st - 68.81% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Craig Livermore23:0642nd - 55.84% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Jonathan Wooldridge23:1845th - 60.37% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Sarah Burns23:3552nd - 64.88% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Stephen Cole23:3754th - 55.05% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Maud Hodson25:1178th - 62.48% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Catherine Brett25:3884th - 65.41% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Rachel Crapnell26:21 Debut91st - 56.17% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Shaun Desena26:44 Course pb95th - 48.25% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Tina Bennett27:02104th - 56.23% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Alan Branch27:21107th - 57.16% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Claire Emery27:40114th - 57.41% - Wanstead (In reverse)
David Wyatt27:51117th - 58.59% - Wanstead (In reverse)
George Georgiou27:52118th - 51.67% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Sophie Edwards30:16134th - 51.60% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Sandra Hiller30:59147th - 57.67% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Caroline Moore31:26148th - 56.10% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Morag Campbell33:07164th - 47.51% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Elizabeth O'Donnell33:25170th - 47.98% - Wanstead (In reverse)
Shailesh Patel22:0767th - 66.69% - Hackney
Saheb Yousefi22:39 Course pb77th - 57.40% - Hackney
Sheetal Dandgey23:59 Debut93rd - 61.71% - Hackney
Gary Tunstall24:51108th - 54.53% - Hackney
Jakub Czeczotka25:54129th - 50.64% - Hackney
Lucy Barron26:24136th - 56.06% - Hackney
Judith Vonberg20:36 Course pb First Woman6th - 71.84% - Valentines
Ashley Faria20:477th - 68.72% - Valentines
Manpreet Johal21:028th - 61.33% - Valentines
Tim Le Rasle21:059th - 65.69% - Valentines
Abdirahman Adan25:4952nd - 55.33% - Valentines
Amita Morse26:3672nd - 60.90% - Valentines
Sbita Reandi35:59171st - 41.82% - Valentines
Janet Bywater23:59 Course pb21st - 70.74% - Walthamstow
Steven Bywater26:3842nd - 55.82% - Walthamstow
David Baldwin20:198th - 64.89% - Gunpowder
Caroline Mcgirr29:38 Debut101st - 50.28% - Gunpowder
Thomas Grimes19:021st - 69.70% - Grovelands
Robert Rayworth21:2331st - 63.83% - Northampton
Richard Guest21:2814th - 65.06% - Bracknell
Michael Bamford21:5530th - 67.30% - Medina IOW
Spencer Evans18:06 Course pb3rd - 71.27% - Beckton
Tim Aylett24:5887th - 53.47% - Gladstone
Fiona Critchley24:3936th - 68.02% - Great Notley
Diccon Loy20:4561st - 66.79% - Norwich
Tricia O'Neill24:2039th - 65.89% - Harrow
Happy 5th Birthday Wanstead!!
Congratulations to Maud and Scott for yet again winning the points competition.

Well done to Patrick Brown finishing in 1st place at Wanstead, and to Thomas Grimes finishing in 1st place at Grovelands.

Judith achieved a new PB and was 1st woman at Valentines with some shiny new PBs for Dan Slipper, Shaun Desena, Saheb Yousefi, Janet Bywater and Spencer Evans (again!)

ELVIS 1 - Dagenham 88 5ish - Wednesday 18th May 2016

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NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes28:431st (Scorer)
Billy Rayner29:262nd (Scorer)
Patrick Brown30:01(27.27)3rd (Scorer)
Antonio Martin Romero30:26(30.10)4th
Alex Bee30:316th
Dan Senior31:5312th (Vet scorer)
John Booth32:0814th
Daniel Lee32:13(30.45)15th (Vet scorer)
Mark Wyatt32:1716th
Spencer Evans32:19(33.31)17th
Daniel Slipper32:3119th (Vet scorer)
Aaron Williams32:3721st
Scott McMillan32:55(31.47)25th
David Baldwin33:49(33.47)28th
Diccon Loy34:2031st
Ciaran Canavan34:24(31.28)32nd
Manjit Singh34:3235th
Paul Thompson34:37(33.22)36th
Carlton D'Souza34:37(33.53)37th
Ava Lee34:39(32.46)38th (Lady Vet Scorer & 1st lady)
Daniel Levicki34:5539th
James Creed35:0240th
Judith Vonberg36:1347th (Lady Scorer)
Robert Rayworth36:1448th
Iain Mackie36:24 pb (40.26) 49th
Ashley Faria36:39 pb55th
Jonathan Wooldridge36:5056th
Dominic Dragonetti37:0858th
John Healy37:09(36.34)59th
Jonathan Shaw37:1361st
Ramesh Pala37:18(35.57)62nd
Michael Bamford37:2463rd
Craig Livermore37:30(37.06)64th
Natasha Tweedie37:4267th (Lady Scorer)
Joshua Stephens37:4969th
Eleanor Wilkinson37:52 (37.01)70th
Gareth Jones38:26(38.30)75th
Grant Conway38:36(35.11)79th
Michael Wilson38:3881st
Suzanne Bench39:3990th (Lady Vet Scorer)
Christopher Sohail39:5092nd
Alexandra Wilkinson39:5093rd
Janet Bywater40:2298th
Sheetal Dandgey40:54(41.05)101st
Fiona Critchley40:54 pb102nd
Stephen Cole41:04103rd
Alexandra Brown41:09(42.09)104th
Maud Hodson41:14(40.28)106th
Anna Johnson41:17107th
Doug Mansell41:38(40.48)111th
Tricia O'Neill41:55116th
Laura Woodhouse42:26120th
Gary Tunstall42:31122nd
Gemma Foxall42:39 pb124th
Amy Boorn42:48126th
Stuart Barton43:42 pb (49.01)136th
Sarah Burns43:48137th
Jason Levy43:59(47.19)140th
Trish Kelly44:03141st
Tim Aylett44:13143rd
Robyn Turtle44:19144th
Rachel Crapnell44:30146th
Lucy Barron44:39(42.37)148th
Jennifer Ansell44:41(31.03)149th
Peter Martin44:44 pb (51.40)150th
Dave Knight45:10152nd
Katherine Harris45:17(46.54)153rd
Andy Bolderstone45:51155th
Sheila Kennedy46:07(47.17)159th
Mary O'Brien46:24161st
Alan Branch46:46163rd
Katrina Dixon46:48164th
Shaun DeSena46:56 pb (51.21)166th
David Wyatt47:34173rd
Geoff Bench47:35 pb174th
Susannah McLaren48:07178th
Caroline Moore48:37(44.04)179th
John Atkinson50:24188th
Emma Hobbs51:25198th
Maya Goodwin52:12 pb (57.39)201st
Jan Webb53:19207th
Sandra Hiller53:35209th
Morag Campbell56:21 pb (59.03)214th
Sonia Cheadle57:12215th
Ravinder Bassi58:37220th
Also
Kate Ford 52:32 203rd unaffiliated.
Jennifer Ford 52:38 204th unaffiliated

Previous year's results in parenthesis. Course: 'a bit longer'; weather: cooler and wetter!

222 Finishers

Ellie & Maya's Magic Mile - Ashton's Playing Fields - Monday 16th May 2016

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NameTimePosition
Mark Wyatt5.22
Craig Livermore5.49
Joshua Stephens5.49
Judith Vonberg6.02
Eleanor Wilkinson6.18
Ramesh Pala6.19
Jason Levy6.33
Alexandra Brown6.47
Maud Hodson6.51
Stephen Cole6.57
Kate Buranska7.04
Daisy Cross7.20
Tina Bennett7.40
Emma Hobbs8.14
Alan Branch8.34
Maya Goodwin8.42
Sandra Hiller8.56
Elizabeth O'Donnell9.54
Ravinder Bassi10.26
Also Ian Grant 6.16, Stuart Hodson 7.46, Sarah Stephens 8.39, Michela Williams 8.45.
Thanks to Spencer Evans for recording the times.

Edmund Carr Great Baddow Charity Race 10M - Sunday 15th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Robert Rayworth1.14.50154th
649 finishers

Wimbledon Common Half Marathon - Sunday 15th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Peter Martin1.57.14258th
604 finishers

Great Ocean Road Marathon (44K) - Sunday 15th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Samuel Browne3.22.4223rd
997 finishers

Sydney Herald Half Marathon. - Sunday 15th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Don Bennett2.46.329,018th
9,186 finishers.

Nuclear Onslaught 12K - Saturday 14th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Joshua Stephens2.08.32100th
304 finishers

Hope 24 - Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Bozena Myslinska25 miles
Bozena took part in the Hope 24 hour race as part of Team The Besties - the team covered 75 miles of which Bozena ran 25.

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 14th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Mark Wyatt18.472nd - 68.68% - Wanstead
Scott McMillan18.493rd - 72.54% - Wanstead
Daniel Slipper19.065th - 72.51% - Wanstead
Ciaran Canavan19.436th - 70.25% - Wanstead
Alexandra Wilkinson22.42 (course pb)28th - 69.97% - Wanstead
Suzanne Bench23.3737th - 71.84% - Wanstead
Stephen Cole23.4840th - 54.62% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson24.3959th - 63.83% - Wanstead
Amy Boorn24.44 (1st parkrun)60th - 59.84% - Wanstead
Andrea Waller26.3579th - 57.18% - Wanstead
Alan Branch26.5685th - 58.04% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar27.4896th - 57.13% - Wanstead
Jane Niewczasinski29.27 (1st parkrun)111th - 53.42% - Wanstead
Caroline McGirr30.35 (1st parkrun)118th - 48.72% - Wanstead
Sandra Hiller30.48 (course pb)119th - 58.01% - Wanstead
Rachael Turle32.17 (1st parkrun)128th - 50.18% - Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell34.10140th - 46.93% - Wanstead
Claire Emery44.51 (tailrunner)162nd - 46.93% - Wanstead
Shailesh Patel22.1750th - 66.19% - Hackney
Jamie Xavier22.52 (course pb)64th - 59.69% - Hackney
Sarah Burns23.5778th - 63.88% - Hackney
Shaun DeSena27.25133rd - 47.05% - Hackney
Maya Goodwin29.43 (course pb)162nd - 53.45% - Hackney
Ashley Faria20.33 (course pb)13th - 69.51% - Valentines
Judith Vonberg20.41 (course pb & 1st woman)16th - 71.56% - Valentines
Robert Rayworth21.4227th - 62.90% - Valentines
Katherine Harris23.5146th - 62.68% - Valentines
Jason Levy24.2548th - 58.09% - Valentines
Saheed Shabbir25.2965th - 51.21% - Valentines
Robyn Turtle25.4069th - 57.66% - Valentines
Amita Morse26.5792nd - 60.11% - Valentines
Jonathan Wooldridge44.05 (with niece)236th - 31.91% - Valentines
Spencer Evans18.15 (course pb)1st - 70.68% - Barking
Dominic Dragonetti21.518th - 62.01% - Barking
Thomas Grimes17.411st - 75.02% - Grovelands
Richard Guest21.10 (course pb)16th - 65.98% - Bracknell
Michael Bamford22.2734th - 65.70% - Medina IOW
Diccon Loy20.189th - 69.29% - Gunpowder
Richard Potter24.1843rd - 53.70% - Gunpowder
Tim Aylett25.3172nd - 52.32% - Gladstone
Gary Tunstall23.39 (course debut)93rd - 57.29% - Tonbridge
Janet Bywater25.1822nd - 67.06% - Walthamstow
Steven Bywater26.3733rd - 55.85% - Walthamstow

Chase The Sun Battersea Park 10K - Wednesday 11th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Katherine Harris48.56123rd

Wings for Life World Run - Sunday 8 May 2016

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Billy Rayner2.37.46, 20.63milesGlobal Rank - 1730th, Country Rank 39th
With David Coultard in the catcher car.
Billy reports.
Thought I'd write my first race report after running the Wings for life world run this weekend in Cambridge, as pretty much no one I've spoken too has heard of it and I think it's a race well worth doing!

The race is sponsored by Redbull and 100% of the entry fee goes to the spinal cord research charity 'Wings for life', I believe around €6.6m was raised this year. It takes place simultaneously at 36 different locations around the world ranging from Brazil to Japan at 12pm GMT. The race is huge in some countries, there were almost 12000 finishers in Austria and the UK race is certainly growing from 1000 entries last year to 2500 this year following a move in location from Silverstone to Cambridge.

The unique thing about WFL is that there is no finish line! 30 minutes after you start a catcher car chases you down starting out at around 9mph and building up to around 13mph and you just run until you are caught. In Cambridge the car is driven by David Coultard, and he was there at the start line to set everyone on their way.

There was quiet a bit of time spent queuing with seperate queues for disclaimer forms, race numbers and bag drop! And then we were all held at the start for about 30 minutes so that each country was ready on time. But once we were given the signal we were underway!

The route was pretty flat and in the towns the crowd was fantastic with families bringing out sponges, hoses and water pistols, but there quite a few long spells with nothing but fields and long straight country roads. These were the hardest parts, knowing I was never going to see a finish line come into sight.

I didn't really know how far I would manage to run but I looked at what pace I'd need to complete a marathon before being caught which was around 7:10 mile pace, I kept this up until around 13 miles and then the heat started to get to me and I dropped off the pace, slowing at water stations to refuel. At around 19 miles a motorcycle came up along side me to let me know the car was approaching and I was then joined by a redbull cyclist who kept me update on how far behind the car was. I gave it one final push over the 20 mile mark before hearing the siren and being over taken by David Coultard which was my signal to finally stop running.

After being caught I had to walk around 1km to the shuttle bus which took me back to the start along with all the others that been caught around the same time as me. Back at the start there was a big screen set up and you could watch live coverage from all over the world until the final runner was caught. In the UK that was Steve Way who ran almost 40 miles, and worldwide the winner was from Italy and he ran an impressive new record of just under 55 miles!

I completed 20.63 miles for 45th place in the UK out of just over 2000 runners and 1900th place out of just under 90,000 runners world wide.

Big thanks to Chloe Millan for coming down to support me even though she could only see me at the start and when I arrived back! So she had a long time spent sitting in the park watching the big screen and checking the website to see if I was still running or not.

Also Daniel Levicki for fixing me up a couple of days before! I ran pain free and my legs actually feel quite good today.




Monster Mojo and Monster Mojito Triathlon - Sunday 8 May 2016

NameTimePosition
Jennifer Ansell2:40:00

Vitality Hackney Half Marathon - Sunday 8 May 2016

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NameTimePosition
Daniel Lee1.26.11107th
Luca Zangari1.28.51 debut?186th
Dan Senior1.29.05 pb219th
Stuart Kelly1.28.47225th
Scott McMillan1.31.50328th
Ava Lee1.33.30387th
Iain Mackie1.40.27 pb881st
Judith Vonberg1.42.421602nd
Craig Simpson1.43.571189th
Robert Rayworth1.45.301356th
James Clulow1.47.20 pb1662nd
Natasha Tweedie1.47.471714th
Roisin Archer1.48.361804th
Dominic Dragonetti1.51.552607th
Jonathan Shaw1.53.302522nd
Greg Turtle1.56.24 debut?4343rd
Jamie Xavier1.58.164357th
Graham Peacock1.58.193766th
Paul Marshall2.01.25 debut?3830th
Stephen Cole2.01.585834th
Christopher Sohail2.02.094832nd
Maud Hodson2.08.145762nd
Fiona Critchley2.09.396828th
Caroline Moore2.10.087153th
Katherine Harris2.12.016013th
Robyn Turtle2.13.30 debut?7185st
Diana Rexhepaj2.13.547051st
Jane Niewczasinski2.17.57 debut?8584th
Emma Wing2.24.338137th
Katie Williamson2.34.229394th
Emma Hobbs2.34.239397nd
Morag Campbell2.41.5311002nd
11746 finishers
Query re some finishing positions as these appear out of order on the Vitality HH website.

Scott Reports.
Warning: unnecessarily extensive Hackney Half Marathon race report!
So I did the Orion 15 race a month or so ago. As everyone says, such as a tough race! Running doesn't get any tougher than this! But yet, somehow, it was strangely enjoyable. I mean, there is no pressure to put on yourself, no expectation with regards to time. What time is a good time? What pace is a good pace? Who knows, every mile is different from the one before. You've just got to ignore your Garmin, run it on feel, judging your effort, just asking yourself if you can do this, if you can get to the end. Only when I saw the results at the end did I realise I'd actually done OK - I'd finished ahead runners I consider to be better runners than me. So I thought - having trained for this tough 15 miler, having done well, having come out of it feeling good, having another crack at a super flat half 13.1 miler would be a breeze, right?

As Strava users will know, my training between the Orion 15 and the Hackney Half was a little unconventional - it was mostly done pushing a buggy. It takes a bit of getting used to - it uses your core a bit more, for example, but another big issue is this: what is a good pace when you are pushing a six month old baby up Whipps Cross Road? I had no idea (though my conclusion after a month of this is that on the flat or downhill it adds 20-30s per mile, but with any gradient or wind that increases exponentially). But I did get used to it, and felt I was running pretty well. On the weekend before the Hackney Half I tested it with a trip to Hackney Marshes for the parkrun. 18:41. My second fastest ever, but if you take into account the fact that my PB was when it used to be a short course (come on, admit it), probably my fastest true 5k ever. So I was bang on form. A HM PB felt on the cards.

Then the weather turned. Having done so many of my buggy runs in the cold wearing gloves, the sudden change to it being so hot was a shock. I mean the Hackney Half is always hot, for some reason, but this was something else. It took me back to last year's Newham 10k, a race which finished in the Olympic stadium, but which I can barely remember finishing, because I was so dehydrated. There is a video clip of me crossing the finish line. It isn't pretty. I wasn't making that mistake again. Plenty of water, more water while I waited in the starting pen, and waited, and more water, and waited some more, and boy is it getting hot now, and why are we still waiting here, and more water, and actually I'd quite like a wee now, but no time for that, finally off we went, a mere 15 minutes late.

I did the first 5 miles on target PB pace, before my head started to tell me that my legs were being idiots. These really weren't PB conditions for me. Thankfully I listened, and ignored my Garmin, and spent the rest of the race judging it on how I felt, just like in the Orion 15. Took the pressure of chasing a PB off. Everything became 20-30 seconds a mile slower - buggy pushing pace, I was used to that. Others weren't coping as well (let's not mention Dan "King of the Negative Split" Senior here, it ruins the narrative), runners were dropping like flies by the roadside, it was pretty upsetting, and I found myself having to ask myself "can I do this, can I get to the end?". And the answer kept coming back - yes, just about, I think so.

Boy, this was hard, harder than the Orion 15, in these circumstances, give me mud and hills any day. I just about kept it up through 12 miles, drinking water at every station, then managed to tap into some depleted energy reserves to finish with a strong last 1.35 miles (13.35 miles, compared to 13.4 miles last year, I'm still baffled as to where the racing line is on this course).

1:31:49, my watch said (1:31:50 officially, as if it wasn't hard enough they took another second off me). Was that a good time? I had no idea. I mean, it was nearly 2 minutes short of a PB, and over 30 seconds down on my time here the previous year. But when I saw the results on the website later, I was 328th - compared with 495th last year. Blimey, I'd done OK. Actually, better than OK. If there is one thing that this year is telling me, it is that your "PB" might not always be your fastest run.

Halstead and Essex Marathon - Sunday 8 May 2016

NameTimePosition
Maran Raju3.56.4274
452 finishers

Leeds Plusnet Half Marathon - Sunday 8 May 2016

NameTimePosition
John Healy1.38.52538th
6334 finishers

Wildlife Trust Blubell 5 - Sunday 8 May 2016

NameTimePosition
Antonio Martin Romero32.185th
237 finishers

Geneva Marathon Weekend - Half Marathon - Sunday 8 May 2016

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Julie Creffield3.02.304231st
4237 finishers

Julie's report - http://toofattorun.co.uk/geneva-half-marathon-2016/




   


Vitality Hackney 5K - Saturday 7 May 2016

NameTimePosition
Spencer Evans18.474th
Shaun DeSena29.04

Orpington Marafun - Saturday 7 May 2016

NameTimePosition
Dan Gritton3.26.245th

Geneva Marathon Weekend - The Genevoise (6.5KM) - Saturday 7 May 2016

NameTimePosition
Julie Creffield52.43927th
996 finishers

QEOP Race Series - Saturday 7 May 2016

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Daniel Slipper38.473rd
Andrew Baxter42.3218th
299 finishers





parkrun - all venues - Saturday 7th May 2016

NameTimePosition
Richard Guest21:3612th - 64.66% - Bracknell
Claire Parker23:34 Debut31st - 62.80% - East Coast Park
Fiona Critchley27:0069th - 62.10% - Great Notley
Ciaran Canavan20:2411th - 67.89% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas22:43 Course pb27th - 65.15% - Wanstead
Suzanne Bench23:3742nd - 71.84% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar23:46 Course pb44th - 66.83% - Wanstead
Sarah Burns25:1866th - 60.47% - Wanstead
Fiona Day25:3571st - 73.75% - Wanstead
Alan Branch26:4282nd - 58.55% - Wanstead
Andrea Waller27:1187th - 55.92% - Wanstead
Claire Emery28:1099th - 56.39% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson28:11100th - 55.82% - Wanstead
Tina Bennett28:12101st - 53.90% - Wanstead
Sandra Hiller31.34 Course pb12th - 56.60% - Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell33:56145th - 47.25% - Wanstead
Paul Marshall25:0585th - 51.69% - Mile End
David Baldwin20:212nd - 64.78% - Walthamstow
Janet Bywater24:3024th - 69.25% - Walthamstow
Steven Bywater27:4646th - 53.54% - Walthamstow
Jonathan Wooldridge22:2430th - 62.80% - Hackney
Shailesh Patel22:2631st - 65.75% - Hackney
Jamie Xavier23:12 Course pb & Buggy42nd - 58.84% - Hackney
Tim Aylett25:2074th - 52.70% - Gladstone
Ashley Faria21.0710th - 67.64% - Valentines
Manpreet Johal21.2611th - 60.19% - Valentines
Craig Livermore24.2229th - 52.94% - Valentines
Jason Levy25.2143rd - 55.95% - Valentines
Laura Woodhouse25.54 debut52nd - 57.4% - Valentines
Saheed Shabbir26.5665th - 48.45% - Valentines
Amita Morse27.0067th - 60.00% - Valentines
Ravinder Bassi37.20171st - 41.52% - Valentines

Milton Keynes Marathon - Monday 2nd May 2016

NameTimePosition
Neil Higgins4.18.02958th

Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend - Burgess Hill 10K - Monday 2nd May 2016

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown37.412nd
Fiona Day56.16152nd
Kieran Brown57.22159th
365 finishers

Fiona completed the 3 races that make up the Marathon weekend (2 x 10M, 1 x 10K) in a total time of 4.09.43

Fiona's Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend Report:

I doubt if anyone will be interested in reading this or ever attempting it. 3 races over 3 days that involve a 2 hour journey from East London is a commitment. Especially when they are small low key events and I didn’t know anyone else running them, my brother has completed it a couple of times but he had other commitments this May Day bank holiday weekend. I entered for sentimental reasons, I grew up in Mid Sussex and wanted to go back and run my roots, yes a bit strange but some people think running 10 miles is a strange thing to do anyway. All 3 races start at 10.30 am, so plenty of time to get there, but even getting to the start can feel as much an achievement as running when you have had a stressful journey. It is a well organized weekend with a friendly, festive feel common to all three events. There were children’s races before the main event. A local radio station provided a commentary at the start and finish of the 3 races and generally set this atmosphere interviewing runners including children who had run. All the courses were well signed adequate water stations and the marshals warm and encouraging . There were plenty of runners from local Sussex running clubs participating and overall it felt like a festival of running. I had trained for this, that is why I have been entering half marathons and the Orion 15 but still struggled particularly on the first run. I would consider doing it again if I had the time, but would stay locally to avoid the trek down from London.

Race One East Grinstead 10 miles, personally I do not consider East Grinstead Mid Sussex, but I’m not going to argue. The race organisers had kept us in informed of the conditions and recommended trail shoes. The start was at a rugby club. Kieran recovering from injury decided not to run but came to support me pointed out some ladies were using the gents loos, so I joined them and avoided the usual queue or dash to find a bush. Despite the chip timing it almost felt smaller than an Elvis race, even though I stood towards the back I could hear every instruction from the race director. It is a cross-country course, nowhere near as muddy as I am used to, although at one point I was thinking again about all the different types of mud cross country runners might give names to as I encountered a new type of condition in a spongy but not boggy field that was rutted with hoof prints. I was thankful I had followed the race director’s advice and worn my mud claws. The course is scenic mix of bluebell woods, primroses, fields, farm tracks and pleasant views over a reservoir. At about mile 4 a pleasant run up what seemed to be a disused railway line to a turn around at about 5 1/2 and down back past the 6 mile mark and diverting to make a figure of eight back to repeat the first 2 miles back to the finish. The only complaint, and other people might consider this a nice challenge was the downhill on the way out meant a tough up hill on the way back. (I’d rather it was the other way round!)However to be honest I found it tough most of the way. I hadn’t applied the tag to my shoe properly and had to stop to adjust it and it tore, luckily I managed to stick it down with the mud on my shoes, also my legs felt heavy and I’m not sure whether the early start or the mile and a half walk up hill to the race HQ had affected me.

Race 2 Haywards Heath 10 miles: I grew up in Haywards Heath, so this was nostalgia for me, I won’t go into detail as all the familiar places to me are meaningless to most people. However the start of the race is close to the church that is considered to be the middle of Sussex!! I arrived early enough to watch the childrens’ race, soaking in the atmosphere in the sunshine as I put the tag on my laces (in a better place). Again another mostly scenic 2 lap course route, not quite as hilly as yesterday. In fact there was a long downhill stretch that would have been lovely if it hadn’t been on a bypass, although the road wasn’t busy and we were separated from the carriageway by a line of white paint! Most of the route though was really pretty, it started and finished in a park, through woods, bluebells and celandines, streams, a loop up a farm track, through quiet, pleasant, leafy, residential streets, all the way round people had come to cheer us on. No mud today and it felt a lot easier. After the race I basked in the sunshine rolling out and stretching on the mats and foam rollers provided by a local fitness centre. It was quite nice being on my own, not keeping the speedy runners waiting and taking my time to have a sports massage in aid of the Mayors charity.

Race 3 Burgess Hill 10 KM: My mum and brothers live in Burgess Hill. I had stayed at the night with my mum so no early start for me today but my legs were sore when I got out of bed! Rubbed in some gel to sort that out. Kieran and Pat drove down from London with Julie and Annalise and we walked to the start in the bank holiday Monday drizzle. My brother Ollie came to join Julie and Annalise in cheering us on. It had stopped raining by the time the race started. This route isn’t as pretty as the other two, but true cross country. Except a short run through quiet residential streets at the start and finish the course is 2 laps through undulating fields with country views. With the recent rain it was muddy, soggy and at times slippery, and spikes would have been great for this, but I was in road shoes, I was finding it tough and bracing myself as each up hill came round again, wondering if I’d be too knackered to run up the next one, but luckily I was able to keep running. Oh yes there was a photographer waiting at the top of one of these! Also at one stage I was having a mental battle to keep going and noticed I was overtaking people and thought I could go a bit slower if I wanted and still get round, but something compelled me to keep pushing, even when I was in sight of the finish and saw that I had to run round the edge of the muddy sports field, again, but it was worth it. I soon met up with the others. Kieran wasn’t far behind me and Pat had finished in second place, beaten by the man who had won the two previous races.

Regent's Park Summer Series 10K - Sunday 1st May 2016

NameTimePosition
John Booth38.007th
Judith Vonberg43.3171st (5th woman)
Robert Rayworth44.2781st
608 finishers

Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend - Haywards Heath 10M - Sunday 1st May 2016

NameTimePosition
Fiona Day1.32.19237th
400 finishers

GEAR Grand East Anglia Run 10K - Sunday 1st May 2016

NameTimePosition
Jennifer Ansell42.34211th
2092 finishers

Great Birmingham 10K - Sunday 1st May 2016

NameTimePosition
Iain Mackie45.41 391st
6189 finishers

Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend - East Grinstead 10M - Saturday 30th April 2016

NameTimePosition
Fiona Day1.41.08142nd
238 finishers

Runthrough Lee Valley VeloPark 5K - Saturday 30th April 2016

NameTimePosition
Andy Kumar19.121st
80 finishers

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 30th April 2016

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown17.151st - 75.17% - Wanstead
Billy Rayner17.36 (course pb)2nd - 73.67% - Wanstead
Ciaran Canavan22.1325th - 62.34% - Wanstead
Stephen Cole22.38 (course pb)32nd - 57.44% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas22.4934th - 64.86% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson25.0066th - 62.93% - Wanstead
Stuart Barton26.0578th - 54.76% - Wanstead
Claire Emery26.3886th - 59.64% - Wanstead
Alan Branch26.5191st - 58.22% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar27.25104th - 57.93% - Wanstead
Tina Bennett28.56115th - 52.53% - Wanstead
Sandra Hiller31.55 (course pb)129th - 55.98% - Wanstead
Morag Campbell34.05136th - 46.16% - Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell34.33139th - 46.41% - Wanstead
Julie Creffield39.38158th - 37.97% - Wanstead
Dan Gritton17.508th - 78.32% - Hackney
Scott McMillan18.4114th - 73.06% - Hackney
Roisin Archer21.52 (course pb)47th - 68.37% - Hackney
Manpreet Johal20.21 (course pb)6th - 63.39% - Valentines
Ashley Faria20.42 (course pb)9th - 69.00% - Valentines
Robert Rayworth20.5310th - 65.36% - Valentines
Katherine Harris23.37 (1st woman)36th - 63.30% - Valentines
Shahib Miah Ali26.17 (with buggy)61st - 49.21% - Valentines
Amita Morse26.4767th - 60.49% - Valentines
Tim Aylett25.5229th - 51.61% - Walthamstow
Steven Bywater26.5034th - 55.40% - Walthamstow
Janet Bywater28.2143rd - 59.85% - Walthamstow
Luca Zangari19.3816th - 65.79% - Mile End
Paul Marshall23.1471st - 55.81% - Mile End
Thomas Grimes18.232nd - 72.17% - Grovelands
Shailesh Patel36.37 (with nephew)164th - 40.28% - Leicester Victoria
Tricia O'Neill24.4043rd - 65.00% - Harrow
Shaun DeSena28.14224th - 45.69% - Braunstone
Richard Potter22.36 (course debut)104th - 57.74% - Nonsuch
Rebecca Young23.35 (course debut)21st - 62.76% - Royal Tunbridge Wells
Fiona Critchley24.4032nd - 67.97% - Great Notley
David Baldwin19.35 (course debut)37th - 67.32% - Poole
Andrew Baxter20.21 (course debut)4th - 70.76% - Bognor Regis

Post Marathon Social Event - Cuckfield, Wanstead - Thursday 28th April 2016

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Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 - 24th April 2016

Jonathan's Report.
Paris v London, the rematch.

As you may know, I ran Paris on 3 April, and didn’t exactly come away best pleased, despite my PB. London was going to go two ways, it was either tackle this head on, or continue to feel like I hadn’t recovered enough and make my excuses. My game plan for taking on two races in this season begun back in the autumn when I was lucky enough to get an ELR entry for London. Paris was always my banker. I often thought, and was asked, which one are you going for. Saying what I thought I should say, “Oh Paris is just a long run and I’m going for it in London”. That seemed to be right and many agreed with me. I am such a novice at this, and listening to the experience of other club members is so important. Everything was going so well, despite an early hamstring pull in the mud of Hainault Forest in late December. But three HM races all at PB, and the Essex 20 debut, were leading to this going down as being a good year. But I’m such a defeatist, when would the bubble burst?

Leading up to Paris, I felt really good. I was ready, but sadly I still had three weeks to go, and come the day, I was beginning to think I had peaked too soon. Enough about Paris, I’ve already written about that. I didn’t enjoy it. I came away with a PB, 3:32:45. I should be delighted but I wasn’t. Those pesky 2 mins and 46 seconds!

So to London. I should initially reflect on the experience of running two Marathons in three weeks. I know I am not unique in this situation this year, with many of us having a go at a double – Saheb in Paris, Craig and Tanbir in Manchester all doubling in London. It took me two whole weeks to feel like I had the energy to run. I struggled to get up in the morning, was tired at work, and just didn’t think I could do London after all. But then the third week – wow, I suddenly felt good. Where was this coming from? The news from Boston was coming in, I was hooked. What if…. No, calm down, you need to so sub 3:25 for even a glimmer of hope of trip to Boston. I just wanted to go sub 3:30 in London, just those pesky 2 mins 46 seconds. I had a score to settle with Paris.

I bumped into several people in the week before London. A former boss, who I owe so much of my career to, he believed in me then, and he believed in me now. Then meeting Mark Boulton at the Expo, who having shared his thoughts with me, made me realise even the best runners feel like I do. But no matter what you feel or do, only one thing counts, what is driving you? You need drive, passion and a will to succeed. If you want this, you can do it. I was stoked. I shared with him my Boston dreams. Knowing that anything more like a GFA was well out of reach. I’ll save that for later. My rematch with Paris was on.

So the day of the marathon, I have never felt so good for a race. That wasn’t a good sign. I had a great night’s sleep, in fact I had several in the week before. I was chatting on the train and trying to relax. But everything was going well. As ever the train ride, the photos (yay I was in one this year) and the goodbyes were emotional. The sun was coming out everyone was starting to feel better. Could today really be the day? I was starting to believe.

Unlike Paris I had a really good starting pen. Pen 3. I was with Spencer. Feeling out of my league, I let him wriggle to the front of the pen, while I hung back. After all this was the big boys' and girls' pen, 3:15. Yikes. The pen began at the gates to Greenwich Park. Blimey this is like pole position.

Soon it was time for Tim Peak to announce our count down. Really? Surely that's a recording but it was good anyway. The fun then began. Getting in the right pen is so important. I had it right. I was in a flow, I didn't need to weave. I had room. There wasn't much jostling. I felt good. I still felt good.

Remembering the adage- the first mile is a liar I tried to relax. But I was loving it. I looked up, there was the 3:15 pacer. Surely not. This can't be right. I decided that I had to go with how my legs felt, not his, but I wanted that push. I edged forward to try and get in front of him. I know .... In front! What was I thinking? But I thought if I can't see him it won't bother me, seeing that gap ebb and flow while he's in front just plays on my mind. Better not to know and keep just in front.

I kept with him until about mile 13 when I'm sure he just legged it. I am trying to find his number to check his splits. Soon after that I saw Mark Wyatt who looked comfortable. I slowly caught him and we chatted and ran together for a bit. I'll remember his first words - "this is horrific". But he looked and sounded quite relaxed. I can't talk at that pace AND run so made my apologies. We ran along together for the next 4 or so miles and I think I guiltily left him about 17 miles in.

Once again, as with Paris I was starting to fall apart at 18 miles. Despite my usual fuelling strategy of a gel every 5 miles, I was flagging and big time. The wheels were coming off. 18, 19 miles. Come on. You need to find something to get you through 20. They are going to be so happy and I don't want to go thorough in pain or a shuffle. Dig in.

20 miles. Wow. What a lift? I needed that. Last year it was a bit of a flash. This year I think I took a bit more in. But it's still a blur. A hand slap from Alex Bee and a bear hug from as many ELRs as I could grab at once. It was time to go. Grab a water bottle. Not sure who gave me that, but thank you so much. A quick spray in the air, and it was time to go.

The last 6 miles were the worst. Was this a wall? Was this the dreaded second half? I was trying to compute what I had to do. My watch had given me really duff info on my pace, and the distance covered. I think the GPS around the tall buildings of Canary Wharf did that. So I was now just relying on the official clocks and a guess that 6x8 was still 48. I could just about scrape inside. Don't think. Just run.

I was flagging. I wanted to walk. My legs were screaming walk. My head was saying Boston. Come on just keep going. You are not walking. The crowd will give you a hard time. I was now in a place I've never been before. This was the hardest I've ever run. I had nothing left. I was stiffening up. The soles of my feet were hurting, the crowd were loud. I wanted to hide. This was a really dark moment. When would it ever stop? The countdown had begun. One more park run to go. Come on.

My recollection of the next couple of miles is a blur. I don't remember much. Tarmac. Lines. Tarmac. Mats. Tarmac. Bridges and the most welcome of red arches.

I still had no idea what I had done. My parents and friends were closely following my time, so I'd received a message before I'd even stopped my watch. I read my time. Have I done it?
Sub 3:32:45. A new PB.
Sub 3:30. Stick that Paris. London Wins.
Sub 3:25. Yay a BQ! Just fingers crossed it’s enough.
3:21:52. I had done it!

In London 2016 for the first time ever in my life, I found will power. My will power had won. An emotional wreck - but it was finally time to celebrate 2 marathons and 2 PBs in a month.

A few thank yous before I sign off. To Bernard who had put up with my training and lack of energy to work in the house, and for being my no 1 fan. To all my club mates for the encouragement and motivation to believe in myself and who relentlessly inspire me. To all my work colleagues in Team Finance. To my besties Shailesh, Katherine, Mags and Ruel who patiently waited and cheered in the cold. And to all the special ELRs who volunteered to make any of this possible. ‪#ýelrstrong‬

Spencer Evans - Race Report

The Build Up

The big day has finally come for me as I knew running my debut Marathon, I kind of knew what to expect out of this. 7.30am, I met Ellie Wilkinson at South Woodford Station who seemed very excited about it as it was her debut too. When we got to Leytonstone we met most of the other East London Runners who were running on the platform. When we all got onto the train, near enough 80% of the carriage was packed with East London Runners at this point I said “This is a dedicated ELR carriage”. When all got to Stratford where we took the DLR to Greenwich station and walked to our relevant assembly point (I was in the red start) and deposited our baggage.

The First Half

After an hour of waiting around it was then time for me to make my way to the start line. 15-20 minutes later, 10:00am I crossed the start line and started my watch. My plan was to try and run at around 7.20 – 7.30 mins per mile. For the first half, I stuck strictly to this plan by not going any quicker 7.20, this didn’t feel too hard in the first 13 miles as the atmosphere, entertainment and the roar of the crowed was amazing. When I got to mile 10 I heard Julie Creffield who was in the crowed shouting “Come on Spence”, this gave me more confidence and was tempted to increase my pace, but I decided not to as I wanted to pace it properly.

Miles 13 - 18

When I approached the halfway mark which is just over Tower Bridge, my time was 1.40, which I was pleased with. From then on I still stuck to my plan and kept the pace. Between mile 17 and 18, I passed Danny & Ava in the crowed on Westferry road who were also very encouraging.

Mile 20

Just before I got to mile 20, I see Alex Bee who came towards me saying “Come on Spence, you got this”, he was very encouraging and knows what I am capable of as I had been doing a number of training runs with him before this day. Then as I passed mile 20, I see loads of East London Runners who were helping out on the water station, who were chanting and cheering me on especially Maya Goodwin who has a voice of a foghorn and chanting “East, East East London”. This was the point where Maya Goodwin wanted me to blow kisses at everyone as I passed having chatting on facebook the night before as this is what I have done as passed the group in previous events, so I did this for a laugh and everyone loved it.

The last 6 Miles

Having thinking back to what Grant Conway says “The race starts at mile 20”. I agree that this is the most important part but is also the hardest part. At this point I took an energy gel and managed to keep strong between mile 20 and 22. When I got to mile 23 I was struggling and I knew I had to really dig in for the next 3.2 miles, so I was drinking loads of water and Lucozade sport to keep me energised and hydrated, this seemed to of worked and before I knew I see a sign saying 1km to go, at this point I was determined to give it all I got and tough it out which I managed to do so but was a killer and felt like more than 1km. I then finally reached The Mall where the finish line is so managed to speed up and finish strong. After I had crossed the finish line, it was such a relief and was very proud to have finished in a time of 3.20.58.
Overall it was great day, and I really enjoyed it even though it was hard work towards the end but oh well pain is temporary and glory is forever.

Dave Kinight's Report.
Here is my marathon report.
I think that this was my 13th london Marathon. I am truly addicted to the event as a celebration of running. This year I was raising money for Housing Justice, a cause that I really support, and it has been great raising money on their behalf. It looks like I will raise around £2,500, the most I have ever achieved in sponsorships. So, it felt more important than ever to complete the race. However, just 12 days before the Marathon, I took a knock in a walking football tournament that left me struggling to walk. I was really worried that I wouldn't make it. I decided that I should see a physio, but I could not get an emergency appointment and was about to give up when my friend, Dave Chapman called me and using his persuasive powers got me an urgent appointment. The physio treatment that I received from Ashlins in Walthamstow proved beneficial and I started to feel much better. I had a bruised muscle in my left calf but was able to run with it by the Monday prior to the race. My thanks to Susan Edwards for accompanying me on a gentle jog that night.
So, it was with a little trepidation that I arrived on Marathon morning. I just about managed to meet up with the ELR's at Leytonstone Station and off we went.
Jonathan, Spencer and Neil proved to be good company in the red start area and we passed the time in a good relaxed frame of mind.
The race started and it took me 18 minutes to cross the start line. I felt pretty lethargic for the first few miles but began to relax into my pace by the time we got to Cutty Sark. At 12 miles my kids, Joe and Ellie had unfurled a banner for me from their friends flat in Tooley Street. Seeing them and the banner gave me a massive lift that kept me going to Canary Wharf where my lovely wife, Anne, was cheering me on. Another mile and it was the incomparable ELR water station. Running through our fantastic volunteers was a real high. Managed to get a few hugs, 3 pork pies with mustard (coutesy of Jaime and Natalie - more of that in my next post) and a jet of water from Roberto Bruni. John White ran a few yards with me to give me further encouragement (if that's the right word for a John White pep talk).
Then I was faced with that last daunting 6 miles. Burdened with my pork pies I stumbled along and by mile 23 my bruised calf was letting me know that it had had quite enough. nevertheless, with the crowd's cheers egging me on I did manage to pick up my pace a bit and I finished with arms outstretched, pork pies raised aloft and a big smile on my face. I was really pleased with my time of 4:24. I know I will not beat my PB but it really doesn't matter. it really is the taking part that counts for me and I had been a really good day.
The whole experience was well rounded off by a grand session in the Ship and Shovel with my fellow ELR's and Joe and Ellie. It really couldn't have been better.
All of our club runners did brilliantly and it was an absolute joy sharing our experiences of the day, though it was sad to hear that Frank had to withdraw with an injury. He had been my major training partner so it felt very unfair that he had not been able to do the full distance as I know he had been great on our training runs and had also been a great motivator for getting us out on the cold, wet mornings and is always great company.
Now comes the task of collecting the money pledged by many friends - I hope I can break that £2,500 mark.
I'll finish by saying thanks to all who have supported me this year - it is much appreciated.

Blackpool Marathon - Sunday 24th April 2016

NameTimePosition
Katherine Harris3.55.20 pb172nd

Virgin Money London Marathon - Sunday 24th April 2016

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NameTimePosition
Antonio Martin Romero2.42.37 pb414th
Mark Boulton2.45.51 pb592nd
Paul Quinton2.54.351212th
Daniel Slipper2.59.07 pb1932nd
Manjit Bedi2.59.251986th
Ciaran Canavan3.09.053058th
Spencer Evans3.20.58 debut4839th
Saheb Yousefi3.21.04 pb4856th
Jonathan Wooldridge3.21.52 pb4969th
Peter Hatley3.23.055170th
David Baldwin3.25.305574th
Diccon Loy3.27.446009th
Mark Wyatt3.30.296656th
Natasha Tweedie3.30.33 pb6676th
Ramesh Pala3.34.457479th
Neil Gage3.37.39 debut8040th
Eleanor Wilkinson3.37.40 debut8045th
Craig Livermore3.54.2612319th
Manjit Singh4.13.2217574th
Dave Knight4.24.0020445th
Bernadett Kalmar4.28.03 debut21470th
Adrian Buckley4.33.2822917th
Tanbir Jasimuddin4.34.1623127th
Caroline McGirr5.02.21 debut29542nd
Emma Hobbs5.13.28 debut31351st
Wayne Kelly5.40.0034730th
Natalie Powell6.44.06 debut38193rd
Also DNF Frank Brownlie - achilles injury.

Bernadett's report:

Sooo, my big London run- Virgin London Marathon 2016- my first (possibly last)… Sorry it is long!
04:28:03
I had 2 goals in this race: 1) to finish and 2) to run
Pleased to say both of these are achieved. The running up to this day had been a testing time, littered with little injuries- each of which easily could have turned into more severe ones, fatigue and overall loss of confidence on Easter weekend when I could only manages half of the 22 mile I set out to do. So I spent most of the time last week half excited about it and half worried about the state of each little muscle, tendon and bone in my body.
After a restless night I got up really excited and realizing that it is only 3C outside so layered up jumpers plus one to be discarded after the first couple of miles- the last minute I threw in my winter duffle coat into the bag- it served me well after the long winter runs and today did look like one of those winter days.
When we arrived at Greenwich I seem to have lost sight of everyone and only Ellie bumped into me in front of the urinals- surreal experience, there were a lot of giggles in the area while exploring this new invention- but let’s just leave this at that.
Start took an awful long time and it was VERY cold, my hands were freezing- it was so cold that it took me 4 miles running to warm up enough to get rid of my jumper. We were jovially jogging along- I kept thinking of the one advice all experienced runners tell you- not too fast. Now I am good at that, if nothing else, and apart from one km I kept myself at 6:10- 6:30 min/ km expecting this to go up to 7 in the last 4 miles (in fact my pace was so steady, even in the last 2-3 miles it stayed well within 7 min/km). Greenwich was amazing- people everywhere and I wondered will this be like this the whole time? And it was. I think it is the crowd that make London and we runners only provide the scene. It’s the loveliness of Londoners, shouting cheering and feeding the crazy runners with all sorts of goodies- oranges apples, jelly babies, even chocolate drinks that make it special.
Reaching Tower Bridge was amazing- running across the Thames on this iconic bridge full of cheering people! No wonder Paula Redcliffe was emotional last year! Also, it is almost half way. I know and knew then that it is not really half way, but at least you think you did already something. And this was the point when my stomach started playing up. I think it must have been the overconsumption of Lucosade combined with gels and jelly babies, whatever it was, I was not prepared for this- I was prepared for any muscles or tendon tricking me, but not my stomach, which has served me very well until now! Anyway I decided not to take in anything for the next 2-3 miles. After that I just took tiny slips of water (I did learn something from being mum of a daughter with very frequent tummy bug attacks after all). This sort of did the trick and I started looking forward to seeing the club and the family at mile 20 waterstation. At this point (mile 17) I really started feeling tired in the leg. But hey, what were all those long runs for, I know tired legs and know to ignore them! At this stage I was happy as all my previous injuries behaved themselves, even tummy upset was gone and really, apart from being tired in the legs I was fine. Mile 19- I got a bit confused with miles which one was it, 18 or 19- my internal speedometer was confused and the 20 mile station is nowhere yet… But then there it was, with all those lovely faces from the club and then Viktor and the kids, I was sooo happy to see you all!
Now post 20 mile- Carlton warned me the day before: the race only begins at 20 miles. Thinking of this I felt I am sort of ok. By this time I started passing a lot of walking folk, looking knackered. It is only an easy Wednesday run left, I should be ok! I was cheered by my friends after the 22 mile point again and this came the best possible time, I felt I am still ok. From this point on I really went into autopilot mode just milling the steps, watching for signs of the dreaded WALL. And then mile 24- still no WALL! I felt ok, thinking it will be soon over. 2 miles is less than a Parkrun, I should be fine! At this stage my quads let me know they are not happy and had enough. My right knee also signalled it will protest if I push it much longer. Mile 25- at last, we are almost home, it is Westminster! It really felt the last mile went on for at least an hour. My autopilot mode was also failing- but hey it is only 600 m now so I pulled every bit of non -existing energy together and had a mini sprint to the finish.
I still cannot believe it I did a marathon- no drama, no walls, really. Thanks to the crowds and the unbelievable support. Oh and thank you to Carlton- he generously gave up his marathon place for me so that I can run and gave invaluable advice all along. Thank you!

Ellie's report:

I have never written a race report before, but I don't think I can run THE London Marathon and not reflect on what an amazing experience it was, so here goes!
Having met the ELR crew on the tube heading the the start line, I was feeling happy and excited about the whole thing despite being so nervous all week. After saying goodbye to the blue pen runners, I went off to the red pen and I suddenly lost everyone, which I was ok with, it was good to have so time to think. I found my charity & had a group photo it was nice to meet fellow runners for MS-UK. I then bumped into Bernadett which was so nice, I really needed a friendly face & the big hug she gave me! I went off to my pen & got ready! It didn't feel as though we were waiting long before the shuffle to the start line came and we were off!! I got into a nice pace, I felt comfortable but it was slightly ahead of what I had planned, but I felt OK. I did have Maud and Grant in my head saying "don't got too fast at the start" "if it's not easy it's too fast", but I felt OK so stuck with it. I had friends dotted around the course so I felt like I spent a lot of time looking out for people I knew which seemed to tick the miles of pretty quickly! The first half of the race seemed to fly by as I was so amazed by the level of support from everyone. Getting to tower bridge was amazing, even though I had done it a few times in training runs, it just felt like a real 'milestone' within the marathon. I was half way and still feeling ok, the crowds are just incredible and just didn't stop, so so good. My watch went crazy half way through so I didn't really know how I was getting on, so I just had to keep cracking on, I still felt OK. About mile 17, I remembered someone saying people tend to 'blow up' around mile 18, so I was getting ready for it all to go pear shaped, but I had my third gel and dug deep as I knew my friends from ELR were round the corner so I can't give up yet! Mile 19 was NOISY the crowd were great, so I was really pumped to see everyone at mile 20, which I could see over the sea of runners!! Then I saw Maya, her huge smile and welcoming excitement I was so happy to see everyone! Then my fellow pony tails were all there I was so happy. That was is it then, I have 6.2 miles and I have finished my first marathon, let's go! My shins were not playing ball, starting to twinge, eek, so I popped two ibuprofen at the next water station to see if that would help calm it. Who knows if it did, I soon forgot about it as I began to run along embankment - WOW the crowds were just amazing, but some what overwhelming if you can't see anyone you know but you're still amazed! Just incredible I saw my closest friends from school right at the end of 26 miles which totally took my breath away I was so happy to see people I knew!! This was it then, the home straight! 600 metres, just a track and a half ! I dug deep and I saw the finish and actually said out loud "oh my god" I could see the finish and I could also see that I was coming in under my target time of 3:45 but that was the gun time, my watch had died so I had no real clue what I had got, I didn't really mind, I had FINISHED. All those months of training, done. What an achievement. I was so pleased to see everyone for a drink after, I absolutely love ELR, thanks for all the support along the way I couldn't have done it with out you! Official debut time 3:37:40, GFA! I guess I officially have the marathon bug!

Maverick Original Sussex - Long route 24K - Saturday 23rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Jon Brombley1.47.413rd

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 23rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown17.391st - 73.28% - Wanstead
Alex Day18.342nd - 70.29% - Wanstead
Scott McMillan19.143rd - 70.97% - Wanstead
Andrew Baxter20.316th - 70.19% - Wanstead
Stephen Cole23.3621st - 55.08% - Wanstead
Ciaran Canavan24.0027th - 57.71% - Wanstead
Kieran Brown24.0028th - 65.69% - Wanstead
Suzanne Bench24.1029th - 70.21% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson25.4646th - 61.06% - Wanstead
Fiona Day26.1149th - 72.06% - Wanstead
Andrea Waller27.3459th - 55.14% - Wanstead
Catherine Brett30.2980th - 55.00% - Wanstead
Jan Webb32.3596th - 54.12% - Wanstead
Sophie Edwards33.39 (150th parkrun)107th - 46.41% - Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell33.40108th - 47.62% - Wanstead
Alan Branch44.17 (tailrunner)123rd - 35.30% - Wanstead
Manpreet Johal20.33 (= course pb)6th - 62.77% - Valentines
Ashley Faria21.039th - 67.85% - Valentines
Tim Aylett24.25 (course pb)37th - 54.68% - Valentines
Amita Morse27.13 (100th parkrun)71st - 59.52% - Valentines
Ravinder Bassi35.19 (course pb)187th - 43.89% - Valentines
Gary Tunstall24.2375th - 55.57% - Hackney
Sarah Burns24.2978th - 62.49% - Hackney
Katherine Jones24.3180th - 60.77% - Hackney
Shailesh Patel24.3782nd - 59.92% - Hackney
Lucy Barron26.03102nd - 56.81% - Hackney
Jonathan Wooldridge26.04103rd - 53.96% - Hackney
David Wyatt26.27106th - 61.69% - Hackney
Morag Campbell33.34 (course pb)171st - 46.87% - Hackney
Janet Bywater25.07 (1st woman)20th - 67.55% - Walthamstow
Steven Bywater27.2133rd - 54.36% - Walthamstow
Paul Marshall24.05113th - 53.84% - Mile End
Richard Potter22.04 (course pb)23rd - 59.14% - Gunpowder
Fiona Critchley24.5338th - 67.38% - Great Notley
Robert Rayworth20.52 (course pb)24th - 65.42% - Northampton
John Healy21.1641st - 64.66% - Dulwich
Dan Gritton18.214th - 76.11% - Finsbury Park
Tricia O'Neill24.2951st - 65.49% - Harrow
Richard Guest23.0122nd - 60.68% - Bracknell
Ninette Fernandes26.47 (course pb)223rd - 55.82% - Tooting Common

Boston Marathon - Monday 18th April 2016

NameTimePosition
Carlton D'Souza3:14:13 pb3604th
Jennifer Ansell3:41:0411054th
Russell Price3:42:3511606th
Tom Woods3:50:5614143rd
Caroline Meaby4:20:5020098th
Tom's Report - On Monday 18th April 2016 I took my place on the start at Hopkinton to run the 120th running of the Boston Marathon and my 3rd consecutive Boston.

The weather was warm and sunny with nothing much in the way of a breeze. l could feel the heat of the sun on the nape of my neck and shoulders as I stood in my start corral waiting for the off.

The Boston Marathon is a race where you need to have a plan(s) in place as to how you can overcome the obstacles placed before you along this historic and technical course. The main things that need to be prepared for are
1) The weather , which can be notoriously hostile. In the last three years it has been very hot, then cold, wet and windy, followed by being very hot again this Year.
2) The down hills , most runners prepare for the up hills that appear from mile 16 and ending with Heartbreak at mile 21 , but the ones that do the damage are the downs , which wreck the quads.
3) Managing your pace , maintaining pace consistency is difficult here due to the constant undulations on the course , but holding back (resisting gravity) on the downhills , especially in the early stages of the race does reap rewards on those Newton Hills at the later stages.
4) The race does not end at the top of Heartbreak. There are still 5 miles of running to be done after Heartbreak has been crested and the first thing that has to be encountered is a steep down hill passing Boston College on the RHS and the course still throws a curveball or 2 along those final miles , Citgo hill being a prime example. So it is worth bearing in mind at the bottom of Heartbreak and not to attack the Newton hills too vigorously.

This , then , would be my advice to anyone thinking of running the Boston Marathon and learnt through my experiences of the last 3 Years that I have ran here.
My times over the last 3 runnings have been
2014 :- 5:35
2015 :- 4:05
2016 :- 3:50
2017 :- tbc

For all Boston's difficult course and unpredictable weather , It still remains my favourite marathon and I will return again next Year to run and be a part of something very special.

Tom Woods

PS :- Sorry if this seems a bit disjointed - jet lagged after a red- eye flight back to Blighty.

Energized Sports Hyde Park 10K - Sunday 17 April 2016

NameTimePosition
John Booth37:5011th
379 finishers

BM 10K - Sunday 17th April 2016

NameTimePosition
Maya Goodwin1:07:04 884th
Katy Taylor1:10:45 1035th

Brighton Marathon - Sunday 17th April 2016

NameTimePosition
John Healy3:28:36 pb832nd
Gemma Foxall3:54:19 debut
Simon Monaci3:58:192458th
Lucy Barron4:31:02 debut
Diana Rexhepaj4:35:32 pb
Michael Wilson4:42:29
Gina Radford4:57:48 debut
Emma Wing5:11:01 debut
Jason Levy5:21:27

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 16th April 2016

NameTimePosition
Dan Gritton18:0812th - 77.02% - Hackney
Aaron Browne18:22 Course pb13th - 70.24% - Hackney
Shailesh Patel21:5864th - 67.15% - Hackney
Roisin Archer22:05 Course pb67th - 67.70% - Hackney
Saheb Yousefi24:07 Debut (with a barcode)91st - 53.90% - Hackney
Shaun Desena27:21128th - 47.17% - Hackney
Jan Webb30:19162nd - 58.16% - Hackney
Maya Goodwin31:17167th - 50.77% - Hackney
Julie Creffield38:07195th - 39.48% - Hackney
Stuart Kelly18:48 Course pb1st - 69.15% - Valentines
Manpreet Johal20:348th - 62.72% - Valentines
Ashley Faria21:1913th - 67.01% - Valentines
Robert Rayworth22:1419th - 61.39% - Valentines
Lauren Aston25:3446th - 57.89% - Valentines
Tim Aylett26:4056th - 50.06% - Valentines
Amita Morse27:5470th - 58.06% - Valentines
Katherine Harris30:07104th - 49.64% - Valentines
Karen Levison37:59 (with stress fracture and on crutches)165th - 43.62% - Valentines
Jonathan Wooldridge21:16 Debut11th - 66.14% - Oakhill
Mark Wyatt18:382nd - 69.23% - Wanstead
Scott Mcmillan19:143rd - 70.97% - Wanstead
Neil Gage20:227th - 66.53% - Wanstead
Ciaran Canavan20:238th - 67.95% - Wanstead
Andrew Baxter20:3512th - 69.96% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas23:3321st - 62.85% - Wanstead
Stephen Cole24:1826th - 53.50% - Wanstead
Alexandra Wilkinson24:50 Course pb31st - 63.96% - Wanstead
Lee Rand24:5132nd - 57.95% - Wanstead
Kieran Brown24:5733rd - 63.19% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar25:0935th - 63.15% - Wanstead
Andy Bolderstone25:5646th - 53.02% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson26:0848th - 59.76% - Wanstead
Alan Branch26:5755th - 58.01% - Wanstead
Andrea Waller29:5385th - 50.86% - Wanstead
Claire Emery30:4588th - 51.65% - Wanstead
Sophie Edwards31:0490th - 50.27% - Wanstead
Morag Campbell33:35103rd - 46.85% - Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell35:08107th - 45.64% - Wanstead
Dan Senior20:52 Debut31st - 65.42% - Shrewsbury
David Baldwin19:595th - 65.97% - Gunpowder
Richard Potter22:1825th - 58.52% - Gunpowder
Fiona Critchley25:1034th - 66.62% - Great Notley
Robyn Turtle26:30 Debut251st - 55.85% - Chelmsford
Ninette Fernandes27:23 Debut247th - 54.60% - Tooting Common
Richard Guest21:07 Debut10th - 66.14% - Sherwood Pines
Patrick Brown18:441st - 69.04% - Walthamstow
Steven Bywater28:2735th - 52.26% - Walthamstow

St Clare Hospice 10K - Sunday 10th April 2016

NameTimePosition
Sheila Kennedy55:19 3rd Vet Ladies 55137th
251 finishers

Fulham & Putney Riverside Half Marathon - Sunday 10th April 2016

NameTimePosition
Fiona Day2:01:28 1st W50437th
637 finishers

Croydon Half Marathon - Sunday 10th April 2016

NameTimePosition
Katherine Harris1:46:5798th
261 finishers

Asics Greater Manchester Marathon - Sunday 10th April 2016

NameTimePosition
Aaron Browne2:54:43 debut187th
Craig Livermore3:26:50 debut1532nd
Maran Raju3:34:16 pb2045th
Rebecca Young3:40:362478th
James Nichols3:40:462497th
Alexandra Brown4:26:40 debut6116th
Tanbir Jasimuddin4:35:586756th
Christian Turnbull5:21:27 debut8632nd
Tanbir Reports - Owing to traffic in the morning, I couldn't get the car anywhere near the venue so I ended up running an extra 3.4 miles in 27 mins, so I'm calling it an ultra!

If anyone is thinking of doing this next year... They had horrendous logistics issues, it was impossible to get into the car parks in the morning as the queues stretched out onto the motorway and most people left their cars on the side of the road. It was even worse at the end as the baggage queues were worse - I waited 2 hours 15 mins to get my bag!

Spartan Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Sprint - Saturday 9th April 2016

NameTimePosition
Julie Creffield2:03:292591st
7K and 20 Obstacles

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 9th April 2016

NameTimePosition
Billy Rayner17.53 course pb2nd - 72.51% - Wanstead
Dan Senior18.46 course pb4th - 72.74% - Wanstead
Scott McMillan19.105th - 71.22% - Wanstead
Ciaran Canavan20.389th - 67.12% - Wanstead
Andrew Baxter20.4410th - 69.45% - Wanstead
Craig Simpson20.4911th - 66.05% - Wanstead
Stephen Cole23.5831st - 54.24% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar24.2233rd - 65.18% - Wanstead
Lee Rand25.3345th - 56.36% - Wanstead
Suzanne Bench25.4047th - 66.10% - Wanstead
Fiona Day25.4749th - 73.17% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson25.5150th - 60.41% - Wanstead
Alan Branch26.4157th - 58.59% - Wanstead
Claire Emery31.40100th - 50.16% - Wanstead
Sophie Edwards34.38115th - 45.09% - Wanstead
Stuart Barton41.32127th - 34.39% - Wanstead
Kieran Brown41.36128th - 37.90% - Wanstead
Stuart Kelly19.017th - 68.36% - Valentines
Manpreet Johal20.5614th - 61.62% - Valentines
Ashley Faria21.1918th - 67.01% - Valentines
Amita Morse26.3865th - 60.83% - Valentines
Ravinder Bassi35.44132nd - 43.38% - Valentines
Jason Levy37.29142nd - 37.84% - Valentines
Thomas Grimes18.041st - 72.97% - Grovelands
Richard Potter22.1018th - 58.87% - Gunpowder
Janet Bywater25.0512th - 67.64% - Walthamstow
Stephen Bywater28.3724th - 51.95% - Walthamstow
Tricia O'Neill25.26 course debut23rd - 63.04% - Falls, Belfast
Dan Gritton18.136th - 76.67% - Mile End
Luca Zangari20.4723rd -62.15% - Mile End
Mark Wyatt18.229th - 70.24% - Hackney
Shailesh Patel21.3542nd - 68.34% - Hackney
Jamie Xavier24.37 course pb72nd - 55.45% - Hackney
David Wyatt25.5891st - 62.84% - Hackney
Jan Webb30.14 course pb126th - 58.32% - Hackney
John Healy21.06 course pb35th - 65.17% - Brockwell
Mary O'Brien25.56 course debut32nd - 74.81% - Johnstown, Wexford
Richard Guest22:1615th - 62.72% -Bracknell
Jonathan Wooldridge21.1512th - 66.20% - Medina IOW

Regents Park Summer Series 10km - Sunday 3rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Ashley Faria45.1688th
561 finishers.

Eton Dorney Marathon Prep Race 16 miles - Sunday 3rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Jane Niewczasinski2.43.56tbc

Lidl Kingston Breakfast Run 16.2 miles - Sunday 3rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Neil Gage1.57.3251st
503 finishers

Bratislava Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Bernadett Kalmar1.59.441697th
2574 finishers

Bernadett writes:

So, Bratislava half marathon, my first run report ever:
I thought it will be a good idea to fit into our long weekend a little trip to do this half. To be honest, I would have enjoyed it- had it been not for the worry that one of my numerous injuries get in the way.
We had a very civilized 10AM start, which really allowed us to get there and ready in time even with the family in tow. I was determined not to push myself too hard- having remembered how I finished the last 20mile training run (with ibuprofen, courtesy of our chairman) and the run a week before this one (not even finishing and limping back a couple of miles to be picked up..). I really felt, me being a novice in marathon training took its toll and felt less fit than I was a year ago! I kept remembering the analogy Fiona used for running, comparing it to the old friend you fell out with and don’t know how it will go next time you meet them. Anyway this is just to show my attitude at the start line. I kept thinking and felt grateful I am not running a full marathon (half marathoners and full marathon runners started together so I could just wave the other lot as they started their lap 2). The whole course was flat as a pancake- we did not even run up to the castle, which was a bit of disappointment and had to just do it afterwards. In fact we ran out on a long- long road and then back again, milling the miles. By about mile 9 I started feeling I am ok, all my imagined and real injuries behaved themselves well and had to admit I even like running this course (particularly the fact that it is not going to be a very long run). We were very well fed on the way- lovely oranges, bananas, chocolate a glucose tablets were on offer so frequently one really could not have wished for better supplies. The last 4 miles led through the old town, much of which, to my surprise I remembered, even though I had not been in this city for 25 years! This occupied my mind and I next noticed the 12 mile sign. At this stage it also sank in that I might be within 2 hours, which I really did not expect! Still, at mile 13, I was so glad I don’t need to do another lap- I can just ignore the shadow of a long full marathon for now.

Richmond Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Lucy Barron1.58.49857th
1557 finishers

RunThrough Hyde Park 10k - Sunday 3rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Richard Guest43.3728th
Jamie Xavier47.1366th
469 finishers

Paddock Wood Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Paul Quinton1.16.2622nd
2111 finishers

Oakley 20 - Sunday 3rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Katherine Harris2.59.33396th
Jason Levy3.42.44715th
787 finishers

Reading Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Antonio Martin Romero1.17.20 pb102nd
James Clulow2.26.549014th
10980 finishers

Wimbledon Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Peter Martin1.56.23112th
176 finishers

Berlin Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Iain Mackie1.40.42 pb2932nd
Julie Creffield2.57.539103rd
Julie's race report can be found here:
http://toofattorun.co.uk/berlin-half-marathon-race-report

Freiburg Marathon - Sunday 3rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Dan Gritton3.03.3730th
Congratulations to Dan on joining the 100 Marathon Club!

Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris - Sunday 3rd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Jonathan Wooldridge3.32.45 pb5673rd
Saheb Yousefi4.14.0819407th
Katherine Jones4.14.1019422nd
Laura Woodhouse4.25.2323463rd
41708 finishers, 46200 starters

​Jonathan's race report:
So yes a PB at 3:32:45 (from 3:42:16 in London 2015) and I'm delighted but I really thought a sub 3:30 was in the bag. It was on paper and I

QEOP 10km Summer Series - Saturday 2nd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Dan Senior39.03 pb48th
505 finishers

Orion 15 - Saturday 2nd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown1.47.105th
Alex Day1.51.4711th
Scott McMillan2.01.2537th
Aaron Williams2.02.2141st
Billy Rayner2.03.2048th
Ciaran Canavan2.08.3461st
Spencer Evans2.13.0287th
Paul Thompson2.16.0399th
Joshua Stephens2.20.09116th
Craig Simpson2.25.43143rd
Dominic Dragonetti2.27.07148th
Robert Rayworth2.27.22153rd
Morgan Francis2.28.09161st
Ramesh Pala2.31.14175th
Grant Conway2.40.47190th
Janet Bywater2.47.57208th
Fiona Day3.05.24274th
Also Maya Goodwin & Jan Webb, DNF

Grant's report:

Orion 15. Well done everyone who ran today and to Frank for his support out on the course. This was my 6th consecutive Orion 15. This year they decided to change the course and make it harder. The Orion 15 has always been the hardest race I do each year other than a marathon so I have to admit I wasn't looking forward to it as I haven't been able to train as much as I would like following a couple of calf niggles over the winter. The course was harder. Orion are sadists! 😄 I started off with Ramesh and all was going well but my pesky calf decided to say hello again at mile 3. It wasn't too bad but niggled away for the rest of the run. There were definitely more hills on the new course and they took away the easier flat section at the beginning of the race and as Maya said we started on pretty deep and slippery mud and so it went on and on and on as well as the bloody hills. I have to admit I thought about quitting when I saw Frank at mile 6 but I just thought get to half way and the rest will seem easier.......... The gully at mile 11 was brutal as always and then I just trundled in. Finally we got to run on some firm path and I saw Frank, Maya and Jan. Thanks for the cheers it really helped. They took us up the bloody hill to the obelisk before the finish and by that point I really had had enough. The finish was close by and I limped over the line in 190th place according to the legendary Orion scorer at the finish. Who bloody cares! I am recovering slowly now. Monday's track session will be a solely coached session! Well done everyone. Grant.

Maya's report:

Over two years ago when the thought of running the marathon was the whisper in the corner of my brain, I met a lady running one of the Elvis races, and she started telling me about how she'd run this mad mad 15 mile race as part of her marathon training, but she was turned back at 7 miles because it was snowing so crazily, and she was near the back. Blimey I thought, I'm not doing that.
A year later and I'm in the pub with Grant on a marathon training evening. He said to me if you can do the Orion 15 you can run a marathon. I thought 'are you kidding, isn't the marathon enough for 2015???' But I chalked it up in my head, and decided it would be my 2016 challenge.
So here I was, at the start. But as you know I fell over last week and it totally knocked my confidence (and face) up and I realised yesterday that I really made a mess of my knees as well, one all scabs and the other one is so full of fluid it looks like a wibbly wobbly tummy. I went pharmacist who told me not to run , but I bought some ibuprofen gel, and decided I'd be fine.
Orion have a lovely clubhouse, and lovely club members. It felt so very relaxed at the start. Which was good, because I was definitely NOT relaxed. I met the tail runner who said they would be cutting off at 11 min miles, and the cut off was 6 miles. Hurray! I can do that! I'm now even more nervous and even more excited that I might be able to do it justice. We all trooped to the start - it was a muddy walk, and we all picked carefully round the edges. Because who wants to get muddy right? A few announcements, and.... We're off!
Except... Not off with quite such a bang. A baptism of fire. Right into deep boggy mud and uphill. No messing about. And there was so many of us, all trying to find the easiest way up - I just followed in Fiona and Janet's footsteps when I could. Up up up, and then I realised I hadn't said good luck to Jan or Louise I'm so typically thoughtless when I'm anxious, I'm so sorry Jan and Louise.
Soon there was a down and I could catch my breath. It didn't take long for the pack to thin out and after about a mile and a half could only just see the people in front of me and I could hear Jan behind me cheerily laughing with the marshals. That lady is mad. And the mud simply Did Not Stop. It was relentless. Deep, boggy, slippery, show stealing, unforgiving mud. Puddles upto my calf - and I'm tall remember.... The going was just so tricky, I honestly have no idea how runners could go any quicker. I decided it was because they were going so fast they hardly touched the ground.
Then an Up. One that needed knee pushes to get up. And then hang ON. A fallen tree?? Not just a trunk. But the actual tree, with all its branches, to push and clamber over. I didn't signup for a Tough Mudder!! Even the woodpeckers annoyed me. They were OK, tapping away - they weren't in the mud! And then more up, more down, With the constant mud. It zaps all your strength. It would clear up for 200m and I'd run, and then there it would be again. At 4 miles I was cross. I'd had enough of the mud battle. Every squelch made me worried for my knee. I was trying really really hard, I was breathless, my legs ached, and still only managing 13:30 miles. But the marshals were very lovely, saying they would wait for everyone and they wouldn't turn us back for being too slow.
Then up through the golf course, and down. More mud, which combined with my current 'downhill fear' made me slower than I would have liked.
Through a kissing gate and then a really narrow track round the back of people's houses. More mud. I slipped then, into the hedge and onto my scabby knee. That was the turning point I think. I just was fed up. All the effort I was giving, but it was just getting me nowhere. I asked at the 6 mile water station where the cut off was. They said that some runners had been sent the wrong way and so they were being relaxed about it, and I could keep going. So I did. The going did get easier then for a while, but I was so very tired. And then I saw Frank at the top of a hill. I'd been running on my own with no none in sight in front or behind in the mud for over an hour, and I was fed UP.
I cried. In front of Frank. Oops. Sorry Frank. But when your club chairman says it's ok to stop, then it's ok I reckon. So I stopped, walked down the hill and had a brilliant time cheering everyone through the 14 mile point.
My first DNF. But I started. And although I was crossly swearing 'never again' at 5 miles, I reckon I'll be back.

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 2nd April 2016

NameTimePosition
Mark Wyatt18.569th - 68.13% - Wanstead
Neil Gage20.1713th - 66.80% - Wanstead
Andrew Baxter20.4415th - 69.45% - Wanstead
Claire Parker21.00 (course pb & 1st woman)18th - 70.48% - Wanstead
Stephen Cole23.0329th - 56.40% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas23.1832nd - 63.52% - Wanstead
Stuart Barton25.3258th - 55.94% - Wanstead
Catherine Brett25.4860th - 64.99% - Wanstead
Andy Bolderstone26.0164th - 52.85% - Wanstead
Sophie Edwards26.0466th - 59.91% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson26.2668th - 59.08% - Wanstead
Alexandra Wilkinson26.3369th - 59.82% - Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell33.24 (course pb)107th - 48.00% - Wanstead
Morag Campbell35.08113th - 44.78% - Wanstead
Alan Branch42.18 (tailrunner)122nd - 36.96% - Wanstead
Roisin Archer22.20 (course pb)41st - 66.94% - Hackney
Shailesh Patel22.4144th - 65.03% - Hackney
Paula Bedford24.0056th - 64.58% - Hackney
Sarah Burns24.1358th - 63.18% - Hackney
Tim Le Rasle21.068th - 65.64% - Valentines
Judith Vonberg21.20 (1st woman)10th - 69.38% - Valentines
Manpreet Johal21.2811th - 60.09% - Valentines
Ashley Faria21.2912th - 66.49% - Valentines
Ravinder Bassi35.59153rd - 43.08% - Valentines
Paul Marshall24.0080th - 54.03% - Mile End
Fiona Critchley25.2531st - 65.97% - Hobart
Richard Potter22.3618th - 57.74% - Gunpowder
Russell Price17.5712th - 72.24% Bushy
Tricia O'Neill24.20 debut35th - 65.89% Harrow
John Healy21.1240th - 64.86% Dulwich
Saheed Shabbir25.20148th - 51.51% Cannon Hill
Diana Rexhepaj27.4722nd - 57.71% Beckton
Richard Guest21.416th - 64.41% - Walthamstow
Tim Aylett26.1828th - 50.76% - Walthamstow
Steven Bywater28.3043rd - 52.16% - Walthamstow
Claire Emery39.1968th - 40.40% Lyme Park

London Easter 10km, Regents Park - Monday 28th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Sophie Edwards59.40155th
272 finishers.

Canalathon 100km - Sunday 27th March 2016

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NameTimePosition
Maud Hodson13.03.258th lady, 3rd V40
Maud's Race Report.
So here's my race report. Sorry it's a bit long...

5am alarm clock. 4am in old money. But actually that wasn’t too bad as we’d gone to be stupidly early, so it was more like adjusting to a different time zone. And after the torrential rain of the previous afternoon, we were greeted by a clear if rather chilly morning. After a short drive to the start we were soon cocooned in the warmth of the Leisure Centre at Sowerby Bridge. This was one of those races where you are given your medal & T shirt before the race. The thought of them sitting in my kit bag would weigh heavily on me in the hours to come.
So, anyway, it was soon 7am and we were led out to the start line. A quick spin round the block and we met up with our companion for the day, the Rochdale Canal. The sky had a beautiful early morning glow to it, and it wasn’t raining. Win. But my watch was lying to me. It was telling me I was going at about 15 minute mile pace, and I knew that this was baloney, and my companion re-assured me that we were doing 10.30-11 mins per mile. Ah well, I expected it would sort itself out.
Right from the start I found myself running with Jason from Crewe, who I would stay with for the first twenty something miles. He was unfailingly cheerful (J: 10 miles done – we’re a third of the way to Manchester! M: We’ve got 52 miles still to run…). Also he had to put up with me being like the child in the back seat – how far have we run? How fast are we going? As my watch had not regained its composure, and was undercooking the distance as well as the pace. Jason made me laugh too (look at those geese standing in that puddle underneath that electricity pylon – what could possibly go wrong?) There were a lot of geese, and they have no manners. I hissed back at some of them before I got too tired.
The first pa

The World Half Marathon Championship, Cardiff. - Saturday 26th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Russell Price1.17.45 pb161st
Katrina Dixon2.05.157,520th
12,068 finishers. Also Will Pearce 1.26.31.



A delighted Russell after the Race.

Tough Greenwich Park 15km - Saturday 26th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Peter Martin1.26.2163rd
91 finishers.

Velopark 10 mile - Saturday 26th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Ciaran Canavan1.09.285th
Katherine Harris1.31.1248th
Jason Levy1.39.2668th

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 26th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Mohammed Aklaqul-Ambea25.3725th - 51.79% Harrow Lodge
Billy Rayner18.40 debut1st - 70.73% Wanstead
Dan Senior19.032nd - 71.65% Wanstead
Neil Gage20.15 pb3rd - 66.91% Wanstead
John Healy21.18 course pb7th - 64.55% Wanstead
Dominic Dragonetti21.43 course pb9th - 62.39% Wanstead
Paul Marshall23.2820th - 55.26% Wanstead
Stephen Cole23.4224th - 54.85% Wanstead
Chloe Millan24.19 debut30th - 60.86% Wanstead
Lee Rand24.48 course pb34th - 58.06% Wanstead
Fiona Day25.4442nd - 73.32% Wanstead
Andy Bolderstone26.3347th - 51.79% Wanstead
Diana Rexhepaj27.0051st - 59.38% Wanstead
Alan Branch27.0152nd - 57.87% Wanstead
Don Bennett30.3874th - 51.03% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards31.5482nd - 48.96% Wanstead
Jan Webb32.16 debut83rd - 53.98% Wanstead
Morag Campbell34.5499th - 45.08% Wanstead
James Clarke19.275th - 66.32% Valentines
Manpreet Johal20.3310th - 62.77% Valentines
Ashley Faria21.0615th - 67.69% Valentines
Tim Le Rasle21.2418th - 64.72% Valentines
Amita Morse26.2775th - 61.25% Valentines
Adrian Buckley26.34 debut77th - 54.20% Valentines
Mary Connolly27.1681st - 64.67% Valentines
Janet Bywater26.0526th - 65.05% Walthamstow
Steven Bywater29.3643rd - 50.23% Walthamstow
Dan Gritton17.505th - 78.32% Hackney
Aaron Browne19.27 pb21st - 66.32% Hackney
Roisin Archer23.2772nd - 63.75% Hackney
Sarah Burns23.5778th - 63.88% Hackney
Jamie Xavier25.46 debut & buggy95th - 52.98% Hackney
Lucy Barron26.45105th - 55.33% Hackney
Richard Guest21.5714th - 63.63% Bracknell
James Nichols22.1111th - 58.60% Brentwood
Peter Hatley20.27 pb11th - 67.24% Cleethorpes
Claire Emery32.12 debut52nd - 49.33% Dolgellau
Diccon Loy20.1428th - 69.52% Norwich
Tim Aylett27.0753rd - 49.23% Sittingbourne
Stuart Barton25.48 debut138th - 55.36% Ipswich
Jonathan Wooldridge20.50 debut11th - 67.52% Gunpowder
Dan Spinks28.0481st - 49.35% Orpington
Sandra Hiller34.2196th - 52.01% Wanstead

Cranleigh 15 - Sunday 20th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Maya Goodwin2.52.49156th
168 finishers. Maya reports:- The Cranleigh 15/21 is like a trail run, it has hills and trees and very serious 'efficient' looking runners doing dynamic stretches. And strict pre race instructions with shouty typing about 'NOT TREADING MUD IN THE LEISURE CENTRE'.

But actually it's on roads, with daffodils, and houses to gawp at and dream about for 'when I relocate to the country'. And farms too. Lots of farms, with the accompanying smells. I liked the smells. I'm from Gloucestershire after all.

I was very near the back for the first 9 miles, which was freaking me out slightly. I REALLY didn't fancy 3 hours of small talk with the tail runner. I didn't overtake a single runner, and one by one the pack of about 20 people behind me shrank as they slowly passed me. But at 10 miles the course starts a new loop that you can do twice for a 21 mile race. As soon as I hopped onto that loop I felt more relaxed. There were LOADS behind me! Sure they'd all done 16 miles to my 10, but that's just details.

Anyway. I did it. 15 miles in 2:52:44. There was walking, and if I'm honest, I could have pushed myself more, but it was so nice to run without hating it.

And I do like daffodils. They're pretty.

Cranleigh 21 - Sunday 20th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Katherine Harris3.30.16398th
Jason Levy3.49.18442nd
472 finishers.

Fleet Pre London Half Marathon - Sunday 20th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Mark Boulton1.15.41 pb21st
Dan Gritton1.20.0068th

Vitality North London Half Marathon - Sunday 20th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Craig Livermore1.29.57 pb306th
Neil Gage1.36.00 debut772nd
Christopher Sohail1.57.44 debut
Claire Drakeford2.02.47 pb
Tim Aylett2.08.194653rd
Julie Greene2.15.50
Emma Hobbs2.22.025619th
Julia Wildgoose2.28.22
6,784 finishers.Craig reports:- So I started the race in the wrong bloody pen...1:45 to be precise...and got checked up at the start, which cost me a fair chunk of time. As soon as I got some clear air I tried to punch through as many people as I could, I was obscenely frustrated, but got the measure of the slower runners and broke away, eventually closing in on the 1:30 pacers by mile 3, but they were still some .4 miles ahead of me, I couldn't bridge the gap to them as much as I tried.

The begining phase out of the way, I was now focusing on the end goal and preserving myself as best as I could, all whilst still giving it my all. By mile 5 I saw one of the Run Fast runners bolt past me in the opposite direction, turns out he was at mile 8.5 and completed the race 1st in a time just under 63 minutes, bloody nuts (couldn't help but laugh really).

Mile 6 and I was heading into the Allianz Stadium, must admit the track was a welcome breath of fresh air, alas it was not to last as we soon made out way back onto the roads. Mile 7 I was taking a gel, which is why it dipped to just over 7 mins, but that was okay, I could accept that. Miles 8 and 9 gave me something to think about, as we passed the RAF Museum in Colindale, reminded me of the Spitfire 10k I took part in 5-6 months ago.

Swiftly moving on, miles 10 and 11 were killer, the hill we came down between miles 3 and 4 we had to go back up, and let me tell you it was bloody steep. To put it into context think of Tomswood Hill, but 5 times worse, that might give you an idea, as it lasted for what felt like an eternity.

The final 2.1 miles I destroyed, one girl in particular kept getting past me and it was a tug of war between us almost all race, until we got into the final mile that is. I sprinted through the crowds and quite alot of other runners, riling up the crowd along my way. Once we got through the crowds outside the stadium it went fairly quiet for a bit and I lost a bit of momentum.
However when we entered the tunnels beneath Wembley Stadium, then as the inner sanctum of the stadium came into view, I could see the finish line in the left corner of my eye. I went ballistic and must've passed another 5 or so runners as a result.

It was a fantastic race, much better than Hackney's Half Marathon and I highly recommend it. The only qualm I had with it was that the streets felt fairly empty compared to Hackney, and at times you really had to work the crowds to cheer, even then that sometimes didn't work. I even took the liberty at the end to watch all my fellow ELR comrades pass through the final mile and cheer them on, because that's what I do.

Alas I have another PB to my name, and I have a feeling that the PB's aren't going to stop.
I'd love it if you could all take a little bit more time and spread the word, as I'm nearing my target for fundraising for Saint Francis Hospice. This is a plea to all of you, if can help out in any way I'd greatly appreciate it.

Brentwood Half Marathon - Sunday 20th March 2016

NameTimePosition
James Nichols1.29.23 pb149th
Grant Conway1.43.00581st
Ashley Faria1.43.56 debut628th
Emma Wing2.16.422197th
Natalie Powell2.50.082745th
Race report on Brentwood Half Marathon, by Grant Conway.
I haven't done this race for quite a few years. I enjoyed it but it's still not my favourite. Parking is difficult and some distance from the race venue. There is a huge field of runners, about 3500 I think so with supporters it means a large crowd which isn't great as the venue is accessed by a narrow road. They also hold a fun run so this swells the numbers even more.
There is a hall to congregate in and bag drop was well organised and efficient. Due to the large field the first mile was spent weaving around slower runners who had started at the front but after this the course was as good as I remembered it and gently undulates through pretty Essex countryside. There are frequent water stations and good pockets of support with people cheering and handing out sweets etc. If you are on form and get a clear run at the beginning a PB is possible. I enjoyed my run as I wasn't going all out for a PB after a short lay off through injury. I saw Ashley Faria and Alex Bee before the start and ran with Ashley for about 8 miles at a steady 8 minute mile pace. I am not sure if he appreciated my humour though! Finishers got a bottle of water and a disappointing goody bag but you got your time text to you straight after the run. After collecting my bag and catching up with James Nichols I fought my way back through the crowd for the short journey home. You also got a medal for your efforts. I think the entry price was £26. Worth doing but not as good as Bedford or Pleshey IMO.

James NicholsSub-1:30 half for the first time at Brentwood today, delighted with that. 1:29:23, better than expected and doing the route in training helped. Take about 3 minutes off my previous best on this course every year so at this rate might have a crack at the world record in a decade or so!

Hampton Court Half Marathon - Sunday 20th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Diana Rexhepaj2.01.12 pb875th
Victoria Charlesworth2.08.05

Hastings Half Marathon - Sunday 20th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Dominic Dragonetti1.41.28491st

Hyde Park 10km - Sunday 20th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Judith Vonberg43.1653rd (6th lady)
Jan Webb1.04.38353rd
411 finishers.

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 19th March 2016

NameTimePosition
James Clarke18.57 (course pb)5th - 68.07% - Wanstead
Scott McMillan19.126th - 71.09% - Wanstead
John Healy21.19 (course pb)19th - 64.50% - Wanstead
Claire Parker21.28 (course pb)21st - 68.94% - Wanstead
Ciaran Canavan22.1625th - 62.20% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas23.2636th - 63.16% - Wanstead
Stephen Cole23.4440th - 54.78% - Wanstead
Claire Emery24.1848th - 65.36% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar24.2149th - 65.23% - Wanstead
Kieran Brown25.1657th - 62.40% - Wanstead
Fiona Day25.2058th - 74.47% - Wanstead
Lee Rand25.2559th - 56.66% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson25.3961st - 60.88% - Wanstead
Andy Bolderstone26.3170th - 51.85% - Wanstead
Alan Branch26.4775th - 58.37% - Wanstead
Caroline Moore29.3699th - 59.57% - Wanstead
Sophie Edwards34.23119th - 45.42% - Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell34.36120th - 46.34% - Wanstead
Robert Rayworth21.0910th - 64.54% - Valentines
Tim Le Rasle21.3613th - 64.12% - Valentines
Robyn Turtle25.4240th - 57.59% - Valentines
Amita Morse26.3551st - 60.94% - Valentines
Shailesh Patel25.1896th - 58.30% - Hackney
David Wyatt26.23109th - 61.84% - Hackney
Richard Guest21.386th - 64.56% - Walthamstow
Janet Bywater29.1034th - 58.17% - Walthamstow
Tim Aylett33.0745th - 40.31% - Walthamstow
Fiona Critchley24.1427th - 69.19% - Great Notley
Dan Senior18.48 (course pb)2nd - 72.61% - Gunpowder
David Baldwin19.366th - 67.26% - Gunpowder
Richard Potter22.2229th - 58.35% - Gunpowder
Diccon Loy19.5935th - 70.39% Norwich
Manpreet Johal21.3033rd - 60.00% Hilly Fields
Muhammad Iqbal26.28212th - 49.56% Hartlepool
Dan Spinks22.4737th - 60.79% Gdynia
Sandra Hiller33.14116th - 53.76% Wanstead

Second Sunday 5 miles - Sunday 13th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Russell Price31.342nd tbc

Sidcup 10 - Sunday 13th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Billy Rayner1.02.47 pb13th

Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon - Sunday 13th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Robert Rayworth1.38.35 pb749th
Caroline McGirr2.14.234,605th

Colchester Half Marathon - Sunday 13th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Neil Higgins1.30.25117th
Laura Woodhouse1.49.58 pb824th
2,405 finishers.

Vitality Bath Half Marathon - Sunday 13th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Rebecca Young1.36.29 pb1,101st
11,318 finishers.

Fradley 10km - Sunday 13th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Katherine Harris46.34134th
851 finishers.

Maverick Trail Course, Hampshire (Long course) 25km - Saturday 12th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Jon Brombley1.46.433rd

Spring Shakespeare Half Marathon - Saturday 12th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Sarah Falvey1.42.5540th

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 12th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Dan Gritton17.5614th - 77.88% Hackney Marshes
Jonathan Wooldridge20.3740th - 68.23% Hackney Marshes
Shailesh Patel22.2565th - 65.80% Hackney Marshes
Ninette Fernandes25.56102nd - 57.56% Hackney Marshes
Lucy Barron26.10108th - 56.56% Hackney Marshes
Richard Potter23.0825th - 56.41% Gunpowder
James Nichols20.1941st - 63.99% Chelmsford
Patrick Brown17.541st - 72.25% Wanstead
Dan Senior18.50 pb2nd - 72.48% Wanstead
Scott McMillan19.276th - 70.18% Wanstead
Ciaran Canavan21.0810th - 65.54% Wanstead
Dominic Dragonetti22.25 course pb27th - 60.00% Wanstead
Stephen Cole24.2340th - 53.32% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar25.1445th - 62.95% Wanstead
Lee Rand25.1946th - 56.88% Wanstead
Fiona Day25.4752nd - 73.17% Wanstead
Maud Hodson26.05 splatted54th - 59.87% Wanstead
Kieran Brown26.0755th - 60.37% Wanstead
Alan Branch27.1265th - 57.48% Wanstead
Andy Bolderstone27.5571st - 49.25% Wanstead
Claire Emery28.0175th - 56.69% Wanstead
Kate Chester28.0676th - 54.09% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards30.1385th - 51.68% Wanstead
Morag Campbell33.41110th - 46.71% Wanstead
Jayne Browne43.33 tail runner129th - 39.46% Wanstead
Mark Boulton17.55 course pb 1st - 72.56% Valentines
Ashley Faria21.0117th - 67.96% Valentines
Judith Vonberg21.07 pb 1st Woman20th - 70.09% Valentines
Manpreet Johal21.5025th - 59.08% Valentines
Tim Le Rasle22.0127th - 62.91% Valentines
Abdirahman Adan24.30 pb54th - 58.30% Valentines
Amita Morse26.1177th - 61.87% Valentines
Mary O'Brien26.1479th - 73.95% Valentines
Sbita Reandi32.22154th - 46.50% Valentines
Ravinder Bassi36.38181st - 42.31% Valentines
Russell Price18.25 course debut4th - 70.41% Nonsuch
Dan Spinks27.33207th - 50.27% Nonsuch
James Creed20.02 course debut14th - 66.22% Raphael
John Healy21.2148th - 64.40% Dulwich
Celia Payaneeandee23.54 course debut101st - 61.92% Dulwich
Muhammad Iqbal25.38 pb53rd - 51.17% Hartlepool
Fiona Critchley24.4037th - 67.16% Great Notley
Diccon Loy20.1135th - 69.69% Norwich
Janet Bywater25.3122nd - 66.49% Walthamstow
Shaun DeSena28.52 course pb32nd - 44.69% Walthamstow
Sandra Hiller34.37115th - 51.61% Wanstead
ELR parkrunners in numbers:
45 runners
7 personal bests
3 tourist debuts
3 first placed finishers
1 splatter

Steyning Stinger Half Marathon - Sunday 6th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Fiona Day2.44.50183rd
Kieran Brown2.44.50184th
A Christmas Present saved until Mother's Day!. 249 finishers.

Milton Keynes Festival of Running 20 Miles - Sunday 6th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Lucy Barron3.09.47520th
Lucy reports:- A race report o

Essex 20 - Sunday 6th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes1.58.1714th
Antonio Martin Romero2.05.4438th
Paul Quinton2.07.2746th
Mark Boulton2.18.2978th
Carlton D'Souza2.26.57121st
Spencer Evans2.29.09132nd
James Nichols2.30.21136th
Jonathan Wooldridge2.36.08164th
Gareth Jones2.44.33203rd
Frank Brownlie3.05.11295th

Mill Hill Marathon - Sunday 6th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Dan Gritton3.29.001st Winner

QEOP 10km Winter Series - Saturday 5th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Kate Chester57.16394th

Chingford League relays, Wanstead Flats - Saturday 5th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Ciaran Canavan13.4918th
Thomas Grimes11.0810th
Patrick Brown11.528th
Thomas Grimes11.116th
Team came 6th from 36 teams.

Run Through 10km & Half Marathon, Victoria Park - Saturday 5th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Iain Mackie42.30 pb9th of 414 - 10km
Jason Levy2.15.03305th - 13.1
Katherine Harris2.15.05306th - 13.1

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 5th March 2016

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown18.232nd - 70.35% Wanstead
Scott McMillan19.395th - 69.47% Wanstead
Andrew Baxter20.5911th - 68.63% Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas22.54 (1st lady)18th - 64.63% Wanstead
Stephen Cole23.5423rd - 63.57% Wanstead
Suzanne Bench24.5933rd - 67.11% Wanstead
Jonathan Wooldridge25.4344th - 54.70% Wanstead
Maud Hodson25.5146th - 60.41% Wanstead
Kieran Brown25.5447th - 60.88% Wanstead
Peter Craik26.3754th - 53.29% Wanstead
Fiona Day27.1158th - 69.41% Wanstead
Alan Branch27.1259th - 57.48% Wanstead
Geoff Bench28.3773rd - 51.54% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar29.4677th - 53.36% Wanstead
Claire Emery31.2686th - 50.53% Wanstead
Morag Campbell35.1098th - 44.74% Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell37.35101st - 42.66% Wanstead
Sarah Burns52.25 (tail runner and cake baker)117th - 29.19% Wanstead
Robert Rayworth20.47 (course debut)12th - 65.68% Valentines
Judith Vonberg21.11 (pb)17th - 69.87% Valentines
Ashley Faria21.2919th - 66.49% Valentines
Saheed Shabbir25.0537th - 52.03% Valentines
Tim Aylett26.3056th - 50.38% Valentines
Mary O'Brien27.0268th - 71.76% Valentines
Amita Morse27.1870th - 59.34% Valentines
Abdirahman Adan37.04155th - 38.53% Valentines
Shailesh Patel23.0146th - 64.08% Hackney Marshes
Lucy Barron26.3394th - 55.74% Hackney Marshes
Jan Webb31.78145th - 55.35% Hackney Marshes
Paul Marshall27.57136th - 46.39% Mile End
Fiona Critchley25.0725th - 65.96 Great Notley
Celia Payaneeandee24.24 (pb)64th - 60.66% Crystal Palace
Mohammed Aklaqul-Ambea27.1749th - 48.63% - Harrow Lodge
Richard Guest22.5110th - 61.12% Bracknell
Lee Rand26.4356th - 53.90% Wanstead
Dan Spinks29.0260th - 47.70% Harrow Lodge
Neil Gage21.264th - 63.22% Walthamstow
Sandra Hiller35.1099th - 50.81% Wanstead

Innovation Sports 10km, Victoria Park - Sunday 28th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Jamie Xavier45.036th

Roding Valley Half Marathon - Sunday 28th February 2016

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NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes1.15.09pb2nd
Russell Price1.19.355th
Aaron Browne1.21.45 pb (18 mins)11th
Jennifer Ansell1.27.31 pb43rd 2nd lady
Stuart Kelly1.30.0557th
Dan Senior1.30.18 pb59th
Spencer Evans1.30.25 pb (2 mins)60th
Scott McMillan1.30.2161st
James Creed1.30.2863rd
James Nichols1.31.11 pb67th
Craig Livermore1. 31.14 pb (7 mins)68th
David Baldwin1.33.1179th
Neil Higgins1.33.5587th
Diccon Loy1.35.0992nd
Manjit Singh1.35.4097th
Saheb Yousefi1.35.2898th
Peter Hatley1.36. 55113th
Eleanor Wilkinson1.37.08 pb (4 mins)114th 10th lady
John Healy1.37.16 pb115th
Ramesh Pala1.37.52126th
Judith Vonberg1.38.58 pb (16 mins)132nd
Maran Raju1.41.28160th
Emmet Fitzgibbon1.42.28168th
Dominic Dragonetti1.44.18184th
Grant Conway1.44.31188th
Morgan Francis1.44.20192nd
Robert Rayworth1.44.43200th
Natasha Tweedie1.46.51209th
Iain Mackie1.46.33210th
Simon Monaci1..47.25224th
Caroline Meaby1.48.12230th
Gemma Foxall1.51.03 (debut)264th
Alexandra Brown1.50.43 pb (3 mins)266th
Janet Bywater1.52.00282nd
Abdirahman Adan1.52.14285th
Gina Radford1.53.48 pb (58 mins)306th
Stephen Cole1.56.09 (debut)348th
Frank Brownlie1.56.32357th
Fiona Critchley1.58.39376th
Michael Keefe1.58.33378th
Dave Knight1.58.33383rd
Bernadett Kalmar2.01.59406th
Ian Cooper2.04.53426th
Caroline Moore2.05.08427th
Diana Rexhepaj2.08.37446th
Stuart Barton2.11.45 (debut)475th
Victoria Charlesworth2.12.24487th
Shaun DeSena2.14.42501st
David Wyatt2.19.21523rd
Emma Hobbs2.19.45 (debut)524th
Katie Williamson2.20.08526th
Emma Wing2.20.09527th
East London Runners were awarded the Team Trophy thanks to the fantastic running performances of Thomas Grimes, Russell Price and Jennifer Ansell.




Russell, Thomas and Jennifer with the Team Trophy!

Jennifer finished 2nd Lady (43rd overall), Russell 5th Male/overall and Thomas 2nd Male/overall, their combined finishing places being lower than any other team or Club who competed.

East London Runners also had the most finishers of any Club in the race with a fantastic total of 52. There were many personal bests and great debuts from Gemma Foxall, Gina Radford, Stuart Barton and Emma Hobbs among others!

Congratulations to all who ran plus our many terrific supporters.




Brighton Half Marathon - Sunday 28th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Katherine Harris1.44.19 pb2069th
Jason Levy1.58.003980th
Maya Goodwin2.26.067070th
Maya reports: So Brighton. I was completely obsessed about the cold. I hate the cold. I layered and buffed and Jo brought a blanket to huddle under. And also quite stressed about the pen I was in. I mean, what bloody cloud was I on, predicting 2:00 to 2:15??? And they said you can't go back a pen. I had visions of being shoved and trodden on by a load of speedy runners from Crawley.

I was also quite overwhelmed by the size. All the small friendly XC races I've been doing meant I'd forgotten about what a big race was like. The excitement in the crowd did nothing for my nerves. Anyway. Shhh, don't tell, but I had secret high hopes for a good time. (My PB is 2:24:35)

So I just wrote a long race report, but it was dull. I've deleted it, here is the condensed version:

I GOT IT!! It was ace. I ran patiently and steadily for the first ten miles, chatting to people, grinning at the brilliant spectators calling my name. I was tired, but I knew I wasn't stopping. And then there was enough for me to really try for the last 3 miles! I actually sped up!

I really put my all into the last mile and I finished in 2:26:06 and crossed the line with a huge grin. I've never finished a half feeling strong before. I've never had that excitement chasing the line for a time before. I normally just want it to be over. I It's the best feeling ever. I'm just delighted.
(Which makes for a dull race report - sorry!)

Malta Half Marathon - Sunday 28th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Jonathan Wooldridge1.35.59 pb290th
3,164 finishers.

Kingston Half Marathon - Sunday 28th February 2016

NameTimePosition
John Booth1.26.1749th

parkrun - all venues - 27th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Andrew Baxter20.575th - 68.74% - Wanstead
Robert Rayworth22.09 (course pb)17th - 61.63% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas23.3328th - 62.85% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar24.2034th - 65.27% - Wanstead
Sarah Burns24.3135th - 62.41% - Wanstead
Kieran Brown24.3536th - 64.14% - Wanstead
Fiona Day26.1752nd - 71.78% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson26.2954th - 58.97% - Wanstead
Stephen Cole26.3256th - 48.99% - Wanstead
Alan Branch26.5260th - 58.19% - Wanstead
Claire Emery29.4489th - 53.42% - Wanstead
Don Bennett30.1093rd - 51.82% - Wanstead
Morag Campbell36.18121st - 43.34% - Wanstead
Dan Gritton17.46 (course debut)4th - 78.61% - Hackney
Shailesh Patel22.3748th - 65.22% - Hackney
Roisin Archer23.09 (course pb)56th - 64.58% - Hackney
Diana Rexhepaj27.50 (course debut)121st - 57.60% - Hackney
Jan Webb31.29151st - 55.32% - Hackney
James Creed20.586th - 63.28% - Valentines
Ashley Faria22.0616th - 64.63% - Valentines
Saheed Shabbir25.3351st - 51.08% - Valentines
Robyn Turtle25.5457th - 57.14% - Valentines
Ravinder Bassi35.58170th - 43.10% - Valentines
Richard Guest22.315th - 62.03% - Walthamstow
Shaun DeSena45.05 (tailrunner)65th - 28.61% - Walthamstow
Paul Marshall24.1887th - 53.36% - Mile End
Thomas Grimes17.091st - 76.87% - Grovelands
James Nichols19.19 (course debut)15th - 67.30% - Chelmsford
Manpreet Johal21.3023rd - 60.00% Hilly Fields
Celia Payaneeandee24.55 (course pb)84th - 59.40% Crystal Palace
Catherine Brett27.25 (course debut)51st - 61.16% Melton Mowbray
Kate Chester28.2380th - 53.55% Wanstead
Lee Rand26.3858th - 54.07% Wanstead
Sandra Hiller35.1599th - 50.69% Wanstead

Hampton Court Half Marathon - Sunday 21st February 2016

NameTimePosition
Aaron Williams1.35.04306th
3,818 finishers.

Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon - Sunday 21st February 2016

NameTimePosition
Rebecca Young1.38.09321st
1,673 finishers.

Old Deer Richmond Park Half Marathon - Sunday 21st February 2016

NameTimePosition
Tanbir Jasimuddin2.15.28942nd
1,113 finishers.

Runthrough Olympic Park 5k & 10k. - Sunday 21st February 2016

NameTimePosition
Judith Vonberg43.5163rd 7th lady -10km
Paul Marshall48.48162nd - 10km
Natalie Powell1.09.10516th - 10km
Diana Rexhepaj28.3491st - 5km
Becky Whitwam31.06162nd - 5km
Morag Campbell34.18212th - 5km
10km 545 finishers, 5km 275 finishers.

Chingford League - Victoria Park - Saturday 20th February 2016

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NameTimePosition
Paul Quinton26.495th
Thomas Grimes27.2711th
Patrick Brown28.1323rd
Dan Gritton28.1926th
James Creed31.0251st
Paul Thompson32.3270th
Emmet Fitzgibbon34.3099th
Rebecca Young34.34100th
184 finishers.
Men's team was 3rd at Victoria Park and 4th place overall.
Ladies were 7th and 6th overall.
Thomas Grimes finished 3rd Senior Man, Patrick 10th and Paul Quinton 14th.
Jenny Ansell finished 6th Senior Woman. Dan Gritton was 5th Vet man.

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 20th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Scott McMillan19.171st - 70.79% - Wanstead
Ciaran Canavan21.008th - 65.95% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson24.4424th - 63.14% - Wanstead
Suzanne Bench25.0329th - 66.93% - Wanstead
Kieran Brown26.1336th - 60.14% - Wanstead
Fiona Day26.1737th - 71.78% - Wanstead
Alan Branch27.5655th - 55.97% - Wanstead
Catherine Brett27.5856th - 59.95% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar29.1963rd - 54.18% - Wanstead
Claire Emery30.5766th - 51.32% - Wanstead
Sophie Edwards32.0768th - 48.62% - Wanstead
Morag Campbell36.2981st - 43.12% - Wanstead
Manpreet Johal21.0615th - 61.14% - Valentines
Ashley Faria21.2616th - 66.17% - Valentines
Judith Vonberg21.38 (course pb)18th - 68.41% - Valentines
Katherine Harris23.3440th - 63.44% - Valentines
Abdirahman Adan24.5458th - 57.36% - Valentines
Jason Levy24.5862nd - 56.34% - Valentines
Amita Morse27.2296th - 59.20% - Valentines
Stuart Barton25.0160th - 57.10% - Hackney
Shaun DeSena26.50 (course pb)86th - 48.07% - Hackney
Maya Goodwin31.05130th - 51.10% - Hackney
Janet Bywater25.5317th - 65.55% - Walthamstow
James Nichols22.21 (50th parkrun)6th - 58.17% - Brentwood
Fiona Critchley24.1230th - 68.46% - Great Notley
Robert Rayworth21.03 (course pb)31st - 64.85% - Northampton
Diccon Loy20.276th - 68.79% - Gunpowder
Craig Simpson20.23 (course debut)59th - 67.46% - Southampton
Celia Payaneeandee25.38 (course debut)120th - 57.74% Crystal Palace
Saheed Shabbir25.48282nd - 50.58% Cannon Hill
Dan Spinks31.25 (150th parkrun)64th - 44.08% Riddlesdown
Lee Rand27.4553rd - 51.89% Wanstead
Sandra Hiller36.4282nd - 48.68% Wanstead
Another win for Scott McMillan at Wanstead, and a welcome return for Kieran Brown after an injury lay-off.
Congratulations to Ashley Faria on winning a nail-biting points competition at Valentines!

University of Limerick 5k - Thursday 18th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes16.421st

Cooper Test - Track session 15th Feb 2016 - Monday 15th February 2016

Spencer Evans 3360
Grant Conway 2980
Judith Anna Vonberg 2850
Dave Baldwin 3150
Diccon Loy 3100
Simon Monaci 2820
Ellie Wilkinson 2890
Alan Branch 2250
Katie Buranska 2500
Ramesh Pala 2900
John Paul Healy 2970
James Nichols 3180
Sarah Burns 2500
Bex Young 2920
Emily Lewis2300
Neil Higgins 2990
Ashley Faria 2920
Katrina Dixon 2200
Melona Headley 1900
Morag Campbell 1950
Natalie A J Powell 1950
Jan Webb 1950
Jason Levy 2600
14th Dec 2015
Ellie 2850, Grant Conway 2900, Spencer Evans 3260, Alex Bee 3260 ( pacing Spencer), Maud Hodson 2700, Judith Vonberg 2700, Sheetal Dee 2700, Karen Levison 3050, Peter Hatley 3100, John Paul Healy 2950, Iain Mackie 2800, Alan 2300, Vicky Nutt ?2300, Katie Buranska 2600, Jason Levy 2650, Adrian 2100,
Emma 'Murphy' Hobbs 2200, Stuart Barton 2400, Caroline Moore 2450, Fiona Day 2600, Jennifer Ansell 3250, Maya Goodwin 2100, Frank Brownlie 2400, Chris 2680,
Maran Raju 2880.
12th Oct 2015
Spencer Evans 3160, Angus James Nicholls 3000, Sheila Kennedy 2300, Alex Day 3490, Alex Bee 3490, Russell Price 3450, Thomas Glasock 3445, Aaron J Browne 3200, James Nichols 3250, Daisy 2700, Katie Buranska 2600, Tricia O'Neill 2550,Mark Wyatt 3400, Paul Thompson 3210, Salvatore Passerini 3250, Clarke Jomes 3225, Ellie Wilkinson 2850, Gina Radford 2300, Gemma Foxall 2650, Craig Livermore 2950, Serg 3130.

Deal Half Marathon - Sunday 14th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Caroline Meaby1.49.40107th
290 finishers.

Sunday XC League - Royston, Baldock - Final Event - Sunday 14th February 2016

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NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes35.172nd
Russell Price38.4024th
Fiona Critchley51.20192nd
Maud Hodson54.08220th
Doug Mansell56.44254th
Thanks to those who made the long journey and competed for their club today. Thanks also to those running in one or more of the other Sunday League races. Special mention to Maud, Russell, Thomas and Doug who ran in all five. Great to see Thomas come in 2nd and WIN championship. Proud to be an East London Runner!
Royston 324 finishers. 202 men, 122 ladies.
Team results Royston - Both 15th of 20.
Overall Men 10th of 20, Ladies 12th of 20.



Congratulations to Thomas Grimes who won the Sunday League trophy for 1st Senior Male, after finishing 2nd at Royston XC today!

The Headcorn Half Marathon - Sunday 14th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Antonio Martin Romero1:18:18 pb6th
422 finishers. Did the Headcorn Half Marathon this morning. Official time 1h'18'18" and 6th overall, PB. More than 5 minutes faster than last year's time. I think under 2h50" in the London Marathon is achievable.

Barcelona Half Marathon - Sunday 14th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Manpreet Johal1.40.433,764th
Victoria Charlesworth2.14.4012,389th

Unusual Suspects Challenge, Cyclopark, Gravesend - Saturday 13th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Dan Gritton3.14.53

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 13th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Ashley Faria20.58 (course pb)10th - 67.65% - Valentines
Greg Turtle22.31 (course pb)26th - 57.44% - Valentines
Abdirahman Adan24.39 (course pb)44th - 57.94% - Valentines
Robyn Turtle25.24 (course pb)52nd - 58.27% - Valentines
Katherine Harris44.56207th - 33.27% - Valentines
Jason Levy44.56208th - 31.31% - Valentines
Ravinder Bassi56.17 (tailrunner)217th - 27.54% - Valentines
Roisin Archer24.19 (1st parkrun)65th - 61.48% - Hackney
Aaron Browne24.26 (course debut)66th - 52.80% - Hackney
Shailesh Patel25.1572nd - 57.95% - Hackney
Natalie Powell33.50133rd - 44.33% - Hackney
Julie Creffield41.21144th - 36.40% - Hackney
Janet Bywater25.5717th - 65.38% - Walthamstow
Tanbir Jasimuddin28.29 (1st parkrun)27th - 47.22% - Walthamstow
David Baldwin20.3411th - 64.10% - Gunpowder
Richard Potter22.1722nd - 58.56% - Gunpowder
Stuart Barton24.39 (course debut)38th - 57.94% - Gunpowder
Shaun DeSena27.55 (course debut)56th - 46.21% - Gunpowder
Maya Goodwin31.51 (course debut)89th - 49.87% - Gunpowder
Patrick Brown18.143rd - 70.93% - Wanstead
Dan Senior19.166th - 70.85% - Wanstead
Scott McMillan19.457th - 69.11% - Wanstead
Craig Simpson20.3511th - 66.80% - Wanstead
Stephen Cole23.02 (course pb)28th - 56.44% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas23.1730th - 63.56% - Wanstead
Sarah Burns24.5145th - 61.57% - Wanstead
Paula Bedford25.2849th - 60.86% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson25.4352nd - 60.73% - Wanstead
Fiona Day26.0456th - 72.38% - Wanstead
Catherine Brett27.2965th - 61.01% - Wanstead
Alan Branch27.4369th - 56.40% - Wanstead
Claire Emery30.4187th - 51.77% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar32.1594th - 49.25% - Wanstead
Fiona Critchley24.3228th - 67.53% - Great Notley
Robert Rayworth21.3440th - 63.29% - Northampton
John Healy21.1935th - 64.50% - Dulwich
Muhammad Iqbal26.41 (course pb)47th - 49.16% - Hartlepool
James Nichols19.27 (course pb)7th - 66.84% - Raphael
Dan Spinks27.23102nd - 50.58% - Peckham Rye
Russell Price19.042nd - 68.01% - Barking
Dominic Dragonetti22.1313th - 60.54% - Barking
Lee Rand27.1764th - 52.78% Wanstead
Sandra Hiller36.40106th - 48.73% Wanstead

Essex Wildlife Trust Bluebell 5 - Sunday 8 May 2016

237 finishers

Mornington Chasers Regents Park 10km Winter Series - Sunday 7th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Sophie Edwards58.48282nd

Great Bentley Half Marathon - Sunday 7th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Peter Hatley1.36.47176th
Grant Conway1.39.19222nd
706 finishers.

Watford Half Marathon - Sunday 7th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Jonathan Wooldridge1.36.23 pb344th
Tim Aylett1.53.551081st
Fiona Day2.02.041363rd
Race report for Watford Half Marathon

Going to bed late, only getting 5 hrs sleep, and not feeling at all hydrated sounded like a recipe for disaster. The WHM had been my diary for a while and I had been looking forward to it, but all of a sudden I felt so unprepared.

I arrived early though, and the race organisation was well laid out, until it rained and everyone was taking shelter in the race number and baggage tent. Soon it was time for off, and found myself way too close to the 1:30 sign, but then it was only about 10 metres away from the 1:40 sign, and given the 2000+ entrants, there wasn’t really enough space for everyone to get in the right area.

Ten thirty and a quick getaway, I was with the 1:30 lot after all. It was downhill – so it felt ok. The course was soon out of Cassiobury Park and onto local closed roads and I found a better pace. Well marshalled and signposted. I checked the course profile, and yes there were hills, but I don’t think I really registered the ups. These were steep, and punchy. Comparing it to the Bedford HM in December, I found Bedford easier going, and not quite so draining. The marshalls were excellent Maya, you would have loved them. Although I think they ALL lied about ‘that’s the last hill’.

I had planned a strategy of even pacing for a 1:37 finish, just inside the Bedford time, but with the ups and downs it was impossible to maintain an even pace. I was preparing for a bad run.

Soon it was a bid for the line, just a parkrun to go I thought. At that moment of somewhat comfort thinking I know I can do this, and my predictions were looking ok, I was crushed. Not by an under 11 sprinter, or a pram this time, but by a guy in sandals. Nothing against them, but I just can’t see how they can be at all comfortable, and still be quicker than me. Needless to say, I didn’t catch him, despite all my efforts. I was beaten. Game over. Perhaps I should give barefoot running a go after all.

Brilliant race, well marshalled, well organised. A medal and a t-shirt too. I’ll be back again. Love hills, love ELR, hate sandals.

Run Through Greenwich 10km - Sunday 7th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Craig Livermore42.02 pb18th
Craig reports:- Brilliant stuff today, competed in the RunThrough Greenwich Park 10k today, and considering it was very hilly and windy, I managed a time of 42:02. To put it simply, I just went and got a new 10k PB on a tough course in challenging conditions, but it was a great race and I highly recommend it.

Run Through Lee Valley Velopark 10 mile - Saturday 6th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Alex Haward1.14.4524th
Katherine Harris1.25.3864th
Jason Levy1.32.1694th
142 finishers.

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 6th February 2016

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown18.001st - 71.85% - Wanstead
Dan Senior19.312nd - 69.94% - Wanstead
Craig Simpson20.518th - 65.95% - Wanstead
Jonathan Wooldridge21.5615th - 64.13% - Wanstead
Stephen Cole23.3924th - 54.97% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas23.5927th - 61.71% - Wanstead
Suzanne Bench24.2531st - 68.67% - Wanstead
Stuart Barton24.32 (50th parkrun)33rd - 58.22% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson25.5741st - 60.18% - Wanstead
Tim Aylett26.0342nd - 51.25% - Wanstead
Andy Bolderstone26.5650th - 51.05% - Wanstead
Shaun DeSena27.2354th - 47.11% - Wanstead
Alan Branch27.2755th - 56.95% - Wanstead
Jayne Browne28.0966th - 61.04% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar28.3671st - 55.54% - Wanstead
Sophie Edwards29.2377th - 53.15% - Wanstead
Claire Emery31.5190th - 49.87% - Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell35.3798th - 45.02% - Wanstead
Fiona Day41.28 (tailrunner)104th - 45.50% - Wanstead
Jon Brombley17.36 (pb & 1st parkrun)2nd - 74.15% - Hackney
Scott McMillan19.2215th - 70.48% - Hackney
Morag Campbell35.06130th - 44.82% - Hackney
Jan Webb35.06131st - 49.62% - Hackney
Natalie Powell35.25132nd - 42.35% - Hackney
Paula Bedford47.07 (tailrunner)145th - 32.65% - Hackney
Spencer Evans19.204th - 66.72% - Valentines
James Creed20.39 (course pb)6th - 64.25% - Valentines
Ashley Faria21.148th - 66.80% - Valentines
Michael Wilson24.42 (course pb)34th - 62.21% - Valentines
Amita Morse27.1553rd - 59.45% - Valentines
Mary O'Brien27.4160th - 70.08% - Valentines
Abdirahman Adan38.10141st - 37.42% - Valentines
Iain Mackie22.01 (pb & course debut)9th - 58.59% - Barking
Julie Creffield37.21205th - 40.29% - Mile End
Thomas Grimes17.552nd - 73.58% - Grovelands
Diccon Loy20.305th - 68.62% - Gunpowder
Richard Potter22.5325th - 57.03% - Gunpowder
Russell Price20.20 (course debut)41st - 63.77% - Tooting
Fiona Critchley24.4224th - 67.07% - Great Notley
Robert Rayworth21.12 (course pb)24th - 64.39% - Northampton
John Healy21.0655th - 65.17% - Dulwich
Muhammad Iqbal27.14 (course debut)47th - 48.16% - Hartlepool
Janet Bywater26.2219th - 64.35% - Walthamstow
Stuart Barton ran his 50th parkrun at Wanstead Flats, while Jon Brombley made an impressive parkrun debut with a pb in 2nd place at Hackney. Over at Valentines Michael Wilson ran only his 2nd parkrun, and Ashley Faria clung on to a narrow 6 point lead in the points competition.

London Winter Run 10km for Cancer Research UK - Sunday 31st January 2016

NameTimePosition
Diccon Loy40.34158th
James Watson49.221,702nd
Wayne Kelly51.462470th
Ian Cooper54.353579th
Sarah Stack1.02.377369th
Jan Webb1.06.329887th
Katy Taylor1.08.129787th
Morag Campbell1.12.3610,406th
Julie Creffield1.18.4311,406th
12,106 finishers.

Run Through Victoria Park 5km, 10km and Half Marathon - Sunday 31st January 2016

NameTimePosition
Manpreet Johal21.222nd - 5km
Jamie Xavier45.0024th - 10km
Maran Raju1.39.51 pb106th - 13.1 miles
Katherine Harris1.50.41202nd - 13.1 miles

Southern XC Championships, Hampstead Heath - Saturday 30th January 2016

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NameTimePosition
Jennifer Ansell38.53176th
Eleanor Wilkinson44.05323rd
Maud Hodson45.08351st
Helen Harris45.52370th
Celia Payaneeandee46.22377th
Fiona Day48.48415th
Lucy Barron48.58418th
Rebecca Young49.06424th
Alexandra Brown50.17437th
Bernadett Kalmar52.05450th
Gemma Foxall52.06451st
Gina Radford53.50462nd
Sandra Corbyn53.57464th
Caroline Moore55.45480th
Emma Hobbs58.59489th
Thomas Grimes1.00.59265th
Patrick Brown1.02.35311th
Antonio Martin Romero1.04.55410th
Jon Brombley1.05.40446th
Dan Gritton1.07.10502nd
Daniel Slipper1.10.17630th
Aaron Browne1.16.28826th
Carlton D'Souza1.16.51834th
Spencer Evans1.17.18844th
Iain Mackie1.19.23883rd*
Grant Conway1.21.11906th
Ramesh Pala1.23.52938th
Peter Hatley1.23.59942nd
Dominic Dragonetti1.26.55969th
Ladies 8,000m , Men 15,000m.
Both team's came 39th. The Ladies team from 53 teams, the men from 70 teams. Finisher's : Ladies 501, Men 1027.

parkrun - all venues - 30th January 2016

NameTimePosition
Stuart Kelly19.11 1st man, course debut1st - 67.59% - Knysna, South Africa
Lauren Aston26.32 1st lady, course debut11th - 55.78% - Knysna, South Africa
James Wilson19.392nd - 68.96% - wanstead
Scott McMillan19.433rd - 69.23% - wanstead
Ciaran Canavan21.168th - 65.13% - Wanstead
Stephen Cole24.3529th - 52.88% Wanstead
Sarah Burns25.0133rd - 61.16% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas25.0234th - 59.12% - Wanstead
Alan Branch27.5656th - 55.97% - Wanstead
Catherine Brett28.3563rd - 58.66% - Wanstead
Jayne Browne28.5265th - 59.53% - Wanstead
Claire Emery29.2874th - 53.90% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson30.5785th - 50.46% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar32.1093rd - 49.38% - Wanstead
Sophie Edwards33.1297th - 46.69% - Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell36.53106th - 43.47% - Wanstead
Stuart Barton24.5675th - 57.29% - Hackney Marshes
Lucy Barron26.1591st - 56.38% - Hackney Marshes
David Wyatt27.1198th - 59.53% - Hackney Marshes
Shaun DeSena27.28 pb102nd - 46.97% - Hackney Marshes
Jan Webb31.37137th - 55.09% - Hackney Marshes
Diccon Loy20.184th - 69.28% - Gunpowder
Dan Senior19.11 course debut3rd - 71.16% Gunpowder
Fiona Critchley25.0229th - 66.18% - Great Notley
John Healy21.0840th - 65.06% - Dulwich
Russell Price18.42 course debut11th - 69.34% - Woodhouse Moor
Jonathan Wooldridge21.52 new course debut20th - 64.37% - Medina IOW
Janet Bywater27.0220th - 62.76% - Walthamstow
Ashley Faria21.1513th - 66.75% - Valentines
Judith Vonberg21.47 course pb17th - 68.10% - Valentines
Greg Turtle22.53 course pb33rd - 56.52% - Valentines
Jason Levy24.2146th - 57.77% - Valentines
Robyn Turtle25.46 course pb60th - 57.44% - Valentines
Abdirahman Adan26.5570th - 53.07% - Valentines
Amita Morse27.0072nd - 60.0% - Valentines
Ravinder Bassi35.41177th - 43.44% - Valentines
Congratulations to Wanstead Flats on reaching the 250th parkrun. Russ, Stuart, Lauren and Jonathan took part in some parkrun tourism. Don't forget your passport.

Victoria Park 10km - Sunday 24th January 2016

NameTimePosition
John Booth37.3338th

Orion's Mercury 10 mile XC - Saturday 23rd January 2016

NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes1.06.363rd
Mark Boulton1.08.295th
Paul Quinton1.11.1010th
Patrick Brown1.11.3311th
Dan Gritton1.17.5224th
Aaron Williams1.21.4231st
Spencer Evans1.23.3239th
Paul Thompson1.26.4943rd
Grant Conway1.28.3946th
Ramesh Pala1.36.1162nd

35th Box Hill Fell Race, Box Hill - Saturday 23rd January 2016

NameTimePosition
Russell Price1.06.00 pb31st
7.5 miles with 520m ascent and a pb by 4 minutes.

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 23rd January 2016

NameTimePosition
James Wilson19.031st - 71.13% - Wanstead
Dan Senior19.11 pb2nd - 71.16% Wanstead
Scott McMillan19.545th - 68.59% - Wanstead
Craig Simpson21.2012th - 64.45% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas23.32 (1st woman)29th - 62.89% - Wanstead
Michael Bamford22.14 (course debut)17th - 65.82% Wanstead
Stephen Cole24.1637th - 53.43% - Wanstead
Suzanne Bench25.0444th - 66.89% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson25.1045th - 62.05% - Wanstead
Andy Bolderstone26.2559th - 52.05% - Wanstead
Fiona Day27.0462nd - 68.72% - Wanstead
Alan Branch27.5470th - 56.03% - Wanstead
Don Bennett31.0994th - 50.19% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar33.19103rd - 47.67% - Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell37.33115th - 42.70% - Wanstead
Morag Campbell37.52119th - 41.55% - Wanstead
Jonathan Wooldridge23.067th - 60.89% - Walthamstow
Stuart Barton27.48 (course debut)30th - 51.38% - Walthamstow
Shaun DeSena30.0046th - 43.00% - Walthamstow
Maya Goodwin32.5356th - 48.30% - Walthamstow
Katherine Jones21.59 (course debut)43rd - 67.78% - Hackney
Shailesh Patel22.4355th - 64.42% - Hackney
Lucy Barron25.13 pb89th - 58.69% - Hackney
David Wyatt27.09105th - 59.61% - Hackney
Alex Bee17.481st - Valentines
Craig Livermore19.55 pb6th - 64.77% - Valentines
Manpreet Johal20.4912th - 61.97% - Valentines
Manjit Singh20.5814th - 65.58% - Valentines
Ashley Faria21.1016th - 67.01% - Valentines
Greg Turtle23.12 pb33rd - 55.75% - Valentines
George Georgiou23.3438th - 60.61% - Valentines
Tim Le Rasle23.3739th - 58.65% - Valentines
James Creed24.2751st - 54.26% - Valentines
Molly Pinkus24.5159th - 62.37% - Valentines
Robyn Turtle26.01 pb72nd - 56.89% - Valentines
Amita Morse27.35103rd - 58.73% - Valentines
Jason Levy29.26131st - 47.79% - Valentines
Fiona Critchley23.52 pb & 1st woman22nd - 69.41% - Great Notley
James Nichols19.28 (course debut)4th - 66.78% - Raphael
John Healy21.2362nd - 64.30% Dulwich
Diccon Loy20.0341st - 70.16% Norwich
Robert Rayworth22.2273rd - 61.03% Northampton
Ravinder Bassi35.25185th - 43.76% Valentines
Janet Bywater26.0319th - 65.13% Walthamstow
Jan Webb31.19 pb148th - 55.61% Hackney
Happy 3rd birthday to Walthamstow parkrun, who celebrated by running the course in reverse today!

Benfleet 15m - Sunday 17th January 2016

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NameTimePosition
Antonio Martin Romero1.40.2813th
Samuel Browne1.51.0353rd
Jennifer Ansell1.52.5163rd
Ciaran Canavan1.59.39108th
James Nichols2.00.48120th
Carlton D'Souza2.02.40135th
Jonathan Wooldridge2.07.38175th
David Baldwin2.08.37185th
Dominic Dragonetti2.14.43243rd
Grant Conway2.14.54247th
Sarah Burns2.17.07267th
Ramesh Pala2.17.53280th
Caroline Meaby2.26.23358th
Fiona Critchley2.30.55398th
Frank Brownlie 2.33.06419th
Bernadett Kalmar2.37.13442nd
Dave Knight2.41.59475th
Diana Rexhepaj3.03.06554th
Eighteen members of East London Runners travelled the 30 or so miles to Hadleigh Country Park, Benfleet in Essex to complete in the very challenging Benfleet 15.

Seen by many runners as a great training run/race for the Spring Marathons in April/May the course has a variety of surfaces ranging from grass,trail, paths, tarmac and of course lots of mud and in the first and last 2 or 3 miles many tough hills.

One of the main features of today's race was that although it was cold there was little or NO WIND which is virtually unknown for this location.




Jennifer Ansell of ELR, 3rd Lady finisher in the Benfleet 15 with her trophy!



The Brass Monkey Half Marathon, York - Sunday 17th January 2016

NameTimePosition
John Healy1.40.16575th
1,503 finishers.

Sunday League - Event 4 - Cassiobury Park ,Watford XC - Sunday 17th January 2016

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NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes35.456th
Russell Price39.0139th
Regis Martin40.3961st
Salvatore Passerini42.0988th
Alexandra Brown51.00226th
Doug Mansell52.12240th
Maud Hodson52.36244th
A hardy Team from East London Runners took on the snow, mud and hills in Cassiobury Park in wanstead this morning in the 4th Race of the Sunday Cross Country League.




The ELR Team are ready for today's race!


222 men and 123 ladies.
Men's team 11th of 20, Vets 12th.
Ladies team 14th of 20, Vets 16th.

Run Through Battersea Park 10km - Saturday 16th January 2016

NameTimePosition
Katherine Harris48.12

Country to Capital 45 - Saturday 16th January 2016

NameTimePosition
Dan Gritton6.14.32

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 16th January 2016

NameTimePosition
Scott McMillan19.261st - 70.24% - Wanstead
Craig Simpson20.567th - 65.68% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas23.05 (1st Lady)21st - 64.12% - Wanstead
Stephen Cole23.32 (pb)23rd - 55.10% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson24.2429th - 64% - Wanstead
Suzanne Bench25.1639th - 66.36% - Wanstead
Fiona Day26.5552nd - 69.10% - Wanstead
Alan Branch27.3060th - 56.85% - Wanstead
Catherine Brett27.3863rd - 60.68% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar30.3090th - 52.08% - Wanstead
Sophie Edwards32.0697th - 48.29% - Wanstead
Aaron Browne19.147th - 67.07% - Valentines
Craig Livermore20.10 (pb)9th - 63.97% - Valentines
Ashley Faria21.2024th - 66.48% - Valentines
Shailesh Patel22.3136th - 64.99% - Valentines
George Georgiou24.0555th - 59.31% - Valentines
Jason Levy24.4461st - 56.87% - Valentines
Tim Aylett26.0181st - 51.31% - Valentines
Sbita Reandi31.15147th - 48% - Valentines
Richard Guest22.1810th - 62.63% - Walthamstow
Jonathan Wooldridge23.0616th - 60.89% - Walthamstow
Stuart Barton25.55101st - 55.11% - Hackney Marshes
Natalie Powell31.49149th - 47.15% - Hackney Marshes
Morag Campbell36.19166th - 43.32% - Hackney
Diccon Loy21.5412th - 64.23% - Gunpowder
Richard Potter22.28 (pb)17th - 58.09% - Gunpowder
Russell Price18.33 (course debut)8th - 69.90% - Mile End
Fiona Critchley25.5344th - 64.01% - Great Notley
Thomas Grimes18.261st - 71.52% - Grovelands
Claire Emery31.1443rd - 50.85% Brandon
Robert Rayworth21.3844th - 63.10% Northampton
Shaun DeSena28.21155th - 45.50% Braunstone
Greg Turtle23.3149th - 55.00% Valentines
Robyn Turtle26.3887th - 55.57% Valentines
Manpreet Johal20.4415th - 62.22% Valentines
Janet Bywater25.4425th - 65.93% Walthamstow
Novice results processor week 2 - standby runners....

Massive CONGRATULATIONS to Scott McMillan on his first 1st Place at Wanstead flats after 229 attempts.

Brixton 10km - Sunday 10th January 2016

NameTimePosition
John Healy44.5962nd
549 finishers.

Regents Park Winter Series 10km - Sunday 10th January 2016

NameTimePosition
Sophie Edwards54.19201st
328 finishers.

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 9th January 2016

NameTimePosition
Scott McMillan19.583rd - 68.36% - Wanstead
Craig Simpson21.528th - 62.88% - Wanstead
Claire Parker23.41 (1st woman)20th - 62.49% - Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas24.3825th - 60.08% - Wanstead
Stephen Cole25.0130th - 51.83% - Wanstead
Stuart Barton26.0544th - 54.76% - Wanstead
Andy Bolderstone26.3550th - 51.72% - Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar26.5252nd - 59.12% - Wanstead
Maud Hodson27.4960th - 56.14% - Wanstead
Alan Branch27.5161st - 56.13% - Wanstead
Sophie Edwards30.0679th - 51.50% - Wanstead
Claire Emery31.3992nd - 50.18% - Wanstead
Elizabeth O'Donnell39.10135th - 40.94% - Wanstead
Shailesh Patel21.2225th - 68.49% - Hackney
Jonathan Wooldridge21.2326th - 65.78% - Hackney
Shaun DeSena28.44131st - 44.90% - Hackney
Natalie Powell32.49156th - 45.71% - Hackney
Morag Campbell36.09167th - 43.52% - Hackney
James Creed20.41 pb6th - 64.14% - Valentines
Ashley Faria21.4617th - 65.16% - Valentines
Judith Vonberg22.05 pb19th - 67.02% - Valentines
Saheed Shabbir24.2647th - 53.21% - Valentines
Tim Aylett24.55 course debut54th - 53.58% - Valentines
Abdirahman Adan26.3372nd - 53.80% - Valentines
Amita Morse27.5395th - 58.10% - Valentines
Katherine Harris35.02181st - 42.67% - Valentines
Russell Price19.181st - 67.18% - Barking
Steven Bywater27.0822nd - 54.36% - Walthamstow
Fiona Critchley25.0626th - 66.00% - Great Notley
Richard Guest23.0122nd - 60.08% - Bracknell
Diccon Loy21.5315th - 64.28% - Gunpowder
Richard Potter22.35 pb24th - 57.79% - Gunpowder
Carrine Jay23.2035th - 72.71% - Gunpowder
Dan Senior19.17 pb2nd - 70.79% Wanstead
Greg Turtle25.1632nd - 51.19% Wanstead
Robyn Turtle28.5868th - 51.09% Wanstead
Janet Bywater26.2919th - 64.07% Walthamstow
Jan Webb32.53157th - 52.97% Hackney
Novice results processor at work - hope it's worked...

Essex XC Championships, Claybury - Saturday 9th January 2016

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NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes44.4536th
Jon Brombley48.0070th
Dan Gritton48.2391st
Spencer Evans51.0396th
Aaron Browne52.33109th
Andrew Baxter53.17113th
Ciaran Canavan53.33116th
James Nichols54.48128th
Carlton D'Souza55.24133rd
Paul Thompson55.33135th
Iain Mackie57.02143rd
John Healy57.17145th
Dominic Dragonetti58.03147th
Grant Conway58.39153rd
Peter Hatley61.37161st
Christian Turnbull68.40178th
Jason Levy72.38182nd
Jennifer Ansell36.5426th
Eleanor Wilkinson41.0051st
Rebecca Young41.2653rd
Sarah Burns42.1158th
Sheetal Dandgey44.4071st
Maud Hodson45.2777th
Lucy Barron45.4879th
Gemma Foxall46.0681st
Celia Payaneeandee46.3585th
Gina Radford47.2788th
Fiona Day48.0690th
Caroline Moore51.54100th
Also life member Simon Morgan 136th (55.38) running for Colchester Harriers.

ELR men's team 12th and men's 'B' team 18th out of 19. (184 finished).
ELR women's team 9th and women's 'B' team 15th out of 18. (104 finished).



Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km - Saturday 2nd January 2016

NameTimePosition
Mark Boulton35.353rd
John Booth38.4115th
Daniel Slipper39.2820th
416 finishers.

Lumphanan Detox 10km - Saturday 2nd January 2016

NameTimePosition
Frank Brownlie 56.03263rd
After 10 days of inactivity with a bout of man-flu it was good to be back out running again. Unfortunately the weather was misbehaving being cold, wet and windy.

A really well organised event with chip timing, t-shirt and small goody bag most competitors seemed to be experienced Club Runners.

The course was mainly on tarmac country roads, but with about 1k over a very wet and muddy farm track, in what is normally a very scenic route around the Aberdeenshire Countryside but with the low cloud and rain it was not a morning for good views.

It was one of those races it was good to finish!

390 finishers.

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 2nd January 2016

NameTimePosition
James Wilson19.041st - 71.07% Wanstead
Patrick Brown19.132nd - 67.30% Wanstead
Scott McMillan19.544th - 68.59% Wanstead
Ciaran Canavan21.037th - 65.80% Wanstead
Craig Simpson22.3310th - 60.98% Wanstead
Felicity Price-Thomas24.5821st - 59.28% Wanstead
Maud Hodson27.1834th - 57.20% Wanstead
Fiona Day27.2836th - 67.72% Wanstead
Alan Branch27.3337th - 56.75% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards28.0140th - 55.32% Wanstead
James Clarke19.27 (course pb)9th - 66.32% Hackney
Lucy Barron26.1269th - 56.49% Hackney
Shaun DeSena29.2889th - 43.78% Hackney
Spencer Evans19.127th - 67.19% Valentine
Craig Livermore20.3411th - 62.72% Valentine
Ashley Faria22.3321st - 62.90% Valentine
Judith Vonberg22.53 pb (1st lady)24th - 62.90% Valentines
Shailesh Patel22.5725th - 63.76% Valentine
Peter Hatley24.5110th - 55.33% Walthamstow
Steven Bywater27.0115th - 54.60% Walthamstow
Katy Taylor42.2846th - 36.22% Walthamstow
Sarah Burns23.5238th - 63.69% Mile End
Richard Potter22.5023rd - 57.15% Gunpowder
Carrine Jay23.5129th - 71.14% Gunpowder
Dominic Dragonetti23.3210th - 57.15% Harrow Lodge
Claire Emery33.5654th - 46.81% Harrow Lodge
Daisy Cross27.0647th - 54.61% Great Cornard
Fiona Critchley25.21 (course pb)19th - 65.35% Great Notley
Andrew Baxter22.16 12th - 64.67% Glossop
Dan Spinks21.1235th - 64.86% Black Park
Stephen Cole25.0922nd - 51.56% Wanstead
Dan Senior19.323rd - 69.88% Wanstead
Manpreet Johal26.3727th - 48.47% Wanstead
Ravinder Bassi36.36123rd - 42.35% Valentines
A first finish from James Wilson gave him two in 2 days for a good start to the New Year. Patrick in 2nd and Scott's 4th place all under 20 minutes. Good to see Emiko's name back on the results at Wanstead.
Course pb for James Clarke at Hackney, good also to see Shaun at Hackney coming back from injury. Great run from Craig at Valentines , only 4 seconds away from a pb. Also a course pb from Fiona Critchley at Great Notley. Best Age Grade of the day, 71.14% to Carinne Jay a rare parkrun, only her 2nd at Gunpowder.
A busy couple of days with 74 parkruns from 42 members in two days.

parkrun - other venues - Friday 1st January 2016

NameTimePosition
Mark Wyatt19.5910th - 64.55% Hackney
Ciaran Canavan20.1211th - 68.56% Hackney
Sarah Burns23.3837th - 64.32% Hackney
Maud Hodson23.57 (course debut)42nd - 65.21% Hackney
Steven Bywater24.0647th - 61.20% Hackney
Caroline Moore27.0374th - 64.39% Hackney
David Wyatt29.0084th - 55.80% Hackney
Patrick Brown19.352nd - 66.04% Valentine
Alex Day20.003rd - 65.25% Valentine
Regis Martin20.46 (course pb)8th - 67.26% Valentine
Manjit Singh20.539th - 65.84% Valentine
Ashley Faria21.3213th - 64.86% Valentine
Dominic Dragonetti22.2918th - 59.82% Valentine
Shailesh Patel22.3920th - 64.61% Valentine
Saheed Shabbir24.4038th - 52.70% Valentine
Fiona Day26.16 (course debut)66th - 70.81% Valentine
Amita Morse30.38114th - 52.88% Valentine
Jason Levy30.38 (100th parkrun)115th - 45.92% Valentine
Katherine Harris33.34132nd - 44.54% Valentine
Don Bennett41.00 (tailrunner)151st - 37.80% Valentine
Fiona Critchley25.35 (course pb)45th - 64.76% Great Notley
Dan Spinks28.5994th - 47.44% Lloyd, Croydon
Dan Spinks27.38196th - 49.76% Bromley
Manpreet Johal25.0446th - 51.46% Hilly Fields
Ravinder Bassi36.14142nd - 42.78% Valentines
Janet Bywater25.2260th - 66.89% Hackney
A course pb from Regis at Valentines with Maud & Fiona debuting at Hackney and Valentines. Jason Levy did his 100th parkrun at Valentines.

parkrun - Wanstead Flats - Friday 1st January 2016

NameTimePosition
James Wilson18.551st - 71.63%
Mark Wyatt19.322nd - 66.04%
Daniel Slipper19.485th - 69.44%
Alex Day20.066th - 64.93%
Scott McMillan20.147th - 67.46%
Regis Martin20.518th - 66.99%
Patrick Brown21.049th - 61.39%
Ciaran Canavan22.2216th - 61.92%
Dominic Dragonetti22.28 (course pb)17th - 59.87%
Robert Rayworth23.29 (course debut)26th - 58.13%
Sarah Burns24.1833rd - 62.55%
Katherine Harris26.0042nd - 57.50%
Maud Hodson26.0343rd - 59.95%
Steven Bywater26.0545th - 56.55%
Fiona Day26.3949th - 69.79%
Alan Branch27.1052nd - 57.55%
Claire Emery27.2456th - 57.97%
Caroline Moore28.2469th - 61.33%
Jason Levy29.04 (99th parkrun)78th - 48.39%
David Wyatt29.5582nd - 54.09%
Sophie Edwards30.0483rd - 51.53%
Stuart Barton30.1185th - 47.32%
Don Bennett32.4494th - 47.35%
Stephen Cole24.3334th - 52.82%
Janet Bywater27.0851st - 62.53%
23 ELR's went to Wanstead Flats at 9.00am on New Years Day. 15 of them going onto Valentines or Hackney at 10.00am. A good first finish for James in 18.55 with Mark in 2nd place with 19.32. Only one course pb at Wanstead from Domimic and a first parkrun from Robert Rayworth. Claire's children India & Oscar did there 100th parkruns with Jason doing his 99th with Valentines to come later.

Start Fitness Serpentine New Years Day 10km - Friday 1st January 2016

NameTimePosition
Tom Woods46.43 pb166th
527 finishers. Just received a text message from Serpentine AC giving me an age-grading of 71.5% for this mornings 10k run. Been targeting a +70% for some time now , so super happy to have got there at last.