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ELR Awards Night-Save the Date-16th of December 2021

More details will follow in the next newsletter but we found a great venue for the Awards Night party and we wanted you to be able to Save the Date!

Wednesday 20th October 2021 - Chingford League Race 3 - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Velopark, Abercrombie Road, Stratford, E20 3AB


Women and all Juniors start at 7.30pm - Senior Men start at 8.00pm.

This is a 5K race on tarmac - just over three laps of the cycle track. Suitable for normal road shoes.

The race is free to all members of East London Runners. It is not necessary to complete any on line entry forms. If you have run in either of the previous two races, then do not forget your number. (Let us know if you have lost your bib)! If you have not run yet in the series this year, your bib will be ready for collection at the Velopark.

Please add your name on race entries or email info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk, BY CLOSING DATE OF TUESDAY 19Th OCTOBER AT 10.00AM, if you wish to compete for ELR in this race.

The upstairs cafe is being opened especially for us, so please use it!
Toilets, showers, lockers also available. Parking is limited.

Please arrive by public transport if possible. Parking is for those who do not have an easy connection to Stratford or Hackney. If you do have to come by car, there's a machine inside the Velodrome where you tap in your car's registration number for free parking.

Nearby stations: Leyton (Central Line) Stratford Int (DLR) Hackney Wick (O'ground) Pudding Mill Lane (DLR) Stratford (just about every line)

Arrive in good time for you to pick up your number (if applicable), go for a warm up jog and be back ready for the team photo!!

Some of you will remember this venue from two years ago when we had a great turnout. We look forward to seeing you all there. Let us know if you have any questions.

Mike Wilson and Karan Gadhia
Winter League Captains

Saturday 23rd October 2021 - Parkrun

Saturday morning parkrun. At 9am FREE timed 5k runs/races at Wanstead Flats (Harrow Road), Roding Valley Recreation Ground (Loughton), Walthamstow (Peter May Sports Ground), Valentines Park, Ilford and many other venues across London, the UK and other Countries. Suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced runners.
First timers register at www.parkrun.com

Southern XC London Championship - Saturday 20 November 2021

The Southern Cross Country London Championship race will take place at Parliament Hill (nearest station is Gospel Oak) on Saturday 20 November and is open to all first claim members of ELR. If you're planning to race, the closing date for getting your names to Michael Wilson is Wednesday 3 November.

But if you're looking to race XC sooner, don't forget the Sunday League starts on Sunday 17 October with a 5m XC in Cheshunt Park....

Essex Vets Championship - Saturday 4 December 2021

This year's championship race will be held at Writtle University, Chelmsford (CM1 3RR) and will be hosted by Springfield Striders on Saturday 4 December. The closing date for entries is 21 November, so please give your details to Michael Wilson no later than 18 November.

And if you can't wait until then, don't forget the Sunday League starts on 17 October with a 5m race in Cheshunt Park and the Chingford League continues with a 5K race at the Stratford Velopark on Wednesday 20 October.