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Wednesday 4th September 2019 - Club's Birthday Barbecue after the Club Run at Wanstead Cricket Club

Wednesday 4th September: ELR's Birthday month will see CCSR celebrate 37 years with a post-run BBQ at the Wanstead & Snaresbrook Cricket Club.

Wednesday 7th August, Club Colours Social Run - The Golden Fleece, 166 Capel Road, E12 5DB.

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Wednesday 3rd July 2019 - Club Colours Social Run - The Rose & Crown, 31 Mill Ln, Woodford Green IG8 0UG

This month's Club Colours Social Run sees us celebrating the Summer Solstice with our annual linear run. This year we'll be heading north to The Rose & Crown, Woodford Green, where Ally and her team will be ready to serve us.

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Wednesday 3 July 2019. 7:15pm (ish)

This is a linear route that will not loop back to Centre, so remember to travel light, bring your Oyster and a few spends. There is a 7k option that swings by Roding Valley tube station, where you can either hop on the Central Line to Woodford and come join us for drinks....or stay put and sulk your way back to Snaresbrook and return to Centre, thirsty. Don't fancy the run? Then why don't you come join us anyway at the Rose & Crown for a good old ELR catch up?

Post pub revelries, the nearest tube is Woodford and approximately 14 minutes walk away. CCSR is BAGGAGE FREE!!!

Lockers are available for a returnable £1 and can be found on the first floor landing and in both the Male and Female upstairs changing rooms.

The nights are now longer, however, a safe run still requires being seen, so pile on the Hi-Viz, reflectors and flashing lights… and remember to don your Colours.

Social News June to September 2019

Club Colours Social Run
This month's Club Colours Social Run sees a brand new host; Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel. A vibrant, majestic hotel perched right on the edge of Leyton Flats offering all the usual refreshments and bar snacks. After a punctual 7:15pm departure from Wanstead Leisure Centre you will be guided in pace groups directly to the bar. Don't fancy the run? Then come join us anyway.

Wednesday 5 June 2019. 7:30pm (ish)
Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel, 147 Whipps Cross Rd, Leytonstone, E11 1NP.


Thankfully the nights are now longer, however, a safe run still requires being seen, so pile on the Hi-Viz, reflectors and flashing lights… and remember to 'don your Colours'.

CCSR is BAGGAGE FREE!!! Lockers are available for a returnable £1 and can be found on the first floor landing and in both the Male and Female upstairs changing rooms, pub goer's please note, the Leisure Centre closes at 10:30pm for retrieval of your belongings, and for those who might get a little carried away, reopens at 6am.

Club Colours Social Runs and gatherings not to be missed

FASTFriday. A night of PBs!
Hosted by Orion Harriers, this promises to be an excellent night of speed, cheers, beers and plenty of track PBs. Get yourself down to trackside and cheer on a few of our fastest. It's free to spectate, with a selection of delicious street food and reasonably priced drinks available to keep your energy levels up. All the information can be found here.

Friday 7th June 2019. First Race 6:30pm at Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre, Chingford Road, Walthamstow, E17 5AA.

Club Colour Social Runs
Wednesday 3rd July:
Our annual 'linear' run celebrating the Summer Solstice. This year we're heading north to The Rose & Crown, Woodford Green. There is a 7k option, which will deposit you at Roding Valley tube station, where you can hop on the Central Line x1 stop to Woodford and come join us for drinks... or stay put and sulk your way back to Snaresbrook and return to Centre, thirsty.

Wednesday 7th August:The Golden Fleece, 166 Capel Road, E12 5DB.

Wednesday 4th September: ELR's Birthday month will see CCSR celebrate 37 years with a post-run BBQ at the Wanstead & Snaresbrook Cricket Club.

Check the website for Social News updates here. Updates are also found in the Newsletter and nudge reminders will be posted on our Facebook page.





Sonia

2019 Calendar

Social Diary.

A whole year of Social lies ahead and the plotting has already begun… pop these dates in your diaries for upcoming the Club Colours Social Run and gatherings not to be missed.

Wednesday 6th February. The Cuckfield, Wanstead.
Wednesday 6th March. Manor House, Wanstead.
Wednesday 3rd April. Wanstead & Snaresbrook Cricket Club.
Wednesday 1st May. North Star, Leytonstone.

A quick look ahead:
Once more we will be celebrating with our 'Marathon of Medals Night' scheduled for
Saturday 11 May 2019. Venue will be confirmed.

Our birthday month will see CCSR celebrate for post run shenanigans
Wednesday 6th September. Venue confirmed nearer the time.

Updates are via Newsletter and nudge reminders posted on our Facebook page.

Thursday 13th December 2018 - Annual Awards Presentation Evening - Award Winners

East London Annual Awards and Christmas Party


Congratulations to all the WINNERS.

Club Person of the Year 2018 and Winner of the Roger Dixon Shield

Joanna Wood




Female Runner of the Year 2018

Caroline Frith






Male Runner of the Year 2018

Stuart Barton





Most Improved Female Runner of the Year 2018

Rachel Le Roux




Most Improved Male Runner of the Year 2018

Jimmy Dale




Female Marathon Runner of the Year 2018

Zoila Gilham-Fernandez




Male Marathon Runner of the Year 2018

Antonio Martin Romero








Annual Awards 2018

East London Annual Awards and Christmas Party


Congratulations to all the WINNERS.

Female Runner of the Year 2018
Caroline Frith

Male Runner of the Year 2018
Stuart Barton


Most Improved Female Runner of the Year 2018
Rachel Le Roux

Most Improved Male Runner of the Year 2018
Jimmy Dale

Female Marathon Runner of the Year 2018
Zoila Gilham-Fernandez

Male Marathon Runner of the Year 2018
Antonio Martin Romero






Thursday 14th December 2017 - Christmas Party and Annual Awards 2017


Jonathan, Sally, Sonia (with the Roger Dixon Shield) and Frank
Around 100 ELR Members and partners attended the Annual Christmas Party expertly organised by Social Secretary Sonia Cheadle and fellow Committee Member Jennifer Ansell with Don Bennett also involved on the ticketing and financial side.

We also welcomed Sally Dixon, daughter of the late Roger Dixon, and her partner Adam to our event as guests of the Club. Sally very kindly presented the new Roger Dixon Shield to Sonia who was voted by the Club Members as the Club Person of the Year for 2017. This was in recognition of Sonia's sterling efforts throughout the year as our Social Secretary, particularly in establishing and organising our monthly social runs as well as the very successful 35th Anniversary Party in September.


The winners of the other Awards, which were presented on the Club's behalf by Jonathan, Grant and Frank were:-

Female Club Runner of the Year - Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera.
Our winner is a woman who has an effervescent character to match her plethora of PBs that she achieved this year. Her enthusiasm for running appears unstoppable, and is equally motivating to others as she is to focusing on her own objectives. Club runner of the month for August, this person knocked 9 minutes off her half marathon PB, ran the beachy head marathon and continues to chip away at her shorter race times regularly achieving a new personal best.

Male Club Runner of the Year - Michael Bamford.
If there was a duathlon award this person would certainly be our winner. Always stepping up to help others, support the club in volunteering and assisting with organizing on club nights. He ran in the Essex way relay (and was so fast he did not get recorded), and loved it so much he's going to organize a team for 2018! This prize is so well deserved, already achieving CROTM in October 2017. He is really not bad.

Most Improved Female Runner of the Year - Emily Clarke.
Your winner started the year with a PB at Roding Valley, was a Colworth debutant in 2017, this person has now taken up running over obstacles too. They completed 2016 with an 5K age grade of 70.34%, and this year achieved, so far 74.29%. She's funny, bubbly, outrageously fun to be around. You have to go back to February to find this CROTM.
Your most improved female runner of the year is Emily Clarke.


Most Improved Male Runner of the Year - Dan Senior
Exceeding his 2016 5K age grade way back in January and matching it again last month, he's been consistently improving throughout – scoring for the club at ELVIS. They completed a marathon debut this year in 3.07, not afraid of giving it everything at triathlon, duathlon and even obstacles. This person is described as articulate, talented, but better known to his friends as a different name – party Dan.
Your most improved male runner is Party Dan, Dan Senior

Female Marathon Runner of the Year - Suzanne Bench.
This person has been a member of the club for 10 years. A friendly face at any event, she always has time to talk. Completed in 3 London marathons in that time. In preparation she took part in Benfleet 15 and Orion 15 races amongst others.
Her marathon times were
2008 3.57,
2010 3.51, but
2017 3.44.57 and went on to a fourth marathon – The Robin Hood Marathon a few months later.
A proud member and great ambassador for the Club, who was celebrated in March 2017 with CROTM.
Your female marathon runner of the year Suzanne Bench.


Male Marathon Runner of the Year - Andy Bolderstone.
Competing in several marathons so far this year, this marathon man has PB'd in 3 out of four of them. A charming, consistent, and determined runner who enjoys his overseas marathons along with the family holidayw- achieving 4.40, 4.38, 4.56, 4.33 in each of them. Very humble and a quiet, unassuming man who every one hears, he was your CROTM in September 2017. And now he is male marathon runner of the year Andy Bolderstone.

Track Stars of 2017 - Kathryn Hertzberg and Marc Akers.



Kathryn, Dan, Emily, Michael, Alexandra,Sonia, Suzanne, Andy and Marc


The Club Runners of the Month for 2017 were also recognised for their achievements throughout the Year and presented with a 2018 ELR Calendar displaying their photos for the relevant months of 2017.


Our Calendar Girls and Boys with Jonathan!

The ELVIS Captains Ava and Paul plus the Committee Members were also praised by Club Chair Frank who had commented in his opening remarks that 2017 had been another very successful year for the Club.

Saturday 30th September 2017 - 35th Annversary Party




Many ELR Members, some who had joined the Club in the 1980's and 1990's gathered together with current day members, partners, friends and guests from Leyton Sports Massage(Katherine), LFB (Narinder) and Colworth Striders (Trevor) to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the founding of East London Runners in May 1982.

The Venue was the Wanstead Sports Club in Blake Hall Road and Social secretary Sonia together with her Party Planning team of Ciaran, Jenny, Ellie and Lance with on the day help from Don and Jonathan set about the transformation of the grounds and Hall.
Inside the hall the giant 1982 letters featured and together with the red and white balloons the glittering backdrop and subdued lighting all was set for a great night.

Outside the ELR Gazebo and two windflags were added to great effect.



Guests enjoyed Paella which was cooked on site in a pop up restaurant just outside the front door by Spanish Labs and later in the evening with ice creams.

Chair Frank Brownlie said a few words of greeting to all who attended and remarked that it was due to the loyalty and dedication of many members during the past 35 years that we were today thriving successfully.

Frank also spoke in fond memory of Roger Dixon, Life Member and Treasurer of ELR who had many, many friends within the Club over the past 30 years but who had tragically passed away while on holiday on 13th September 2017.

Following Awards for those members who had completed races in the past year in a time of 35 minutes approx and a very successful raffle the music was turned up and the party really started and with the Bar open until 12.30am a good time was had by all!















Wednesday 6th September 2017 - John Atkinson's 75 Birthday Celebrations.

Following the Club runs approximately 40 Club Members gathered in John's back garden at his home which is close to our base of Wanstead Leisure Centre.




John hosted a similar event in 2012 on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Once again Club Members were treated to lots of food and drink. It was also an occasion to get together with each other and meet some new faces from the Club.





There was also a very special Birthday cake expertly made by Club Member Jo Wood.



Don, John, Ava and an old friend at the party.