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East London Runners - Chingford League Captains 2018/19

Mike Wilson

Paul Marshall

Provisional Fixture list for 2018/19 (63rd Season of the Chingford League!)

Race 1 - Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Redbridge Cycle Centre, Hog Hill, Hainault - 5k on Tarmac (Ladies 7.30pm Men 8.00pm)

Race 2 - Saturday 20th October 2018
Jubilee Park, Leyton (Hosted by Eton Manor) 2.30pm - XC

Race 3 - Midweek first week of November 2018
Road race - TBC

Race 4 - Saturday 24th November 2018
Time TBC - Trent Park, 5 miles XC, to be hosted by Barnet AC

Race 5 - Saturday 19th January 2019
Time TBc, Orion Harriers - 5 Miles Cross Country.

Race 6 - Saturday 16th February 2018
Victoria Park, Hackney (Hosted by VPH) - Approx 5 Miles on Tarmac - 2.30pm

Race 7 - Saturday 9th March 2018
2m XC Relays and presentations at Wanstead Flats - (Hosted by ELR) - Time 11am FOR ALL AGES

Chingford League - How does it work?

This is how the format works:

It is Race Series, competing with local and some London Clubs. Some races are on tarmac and others are pure Cross Country. Held in the Autumn/Winter months from early October to early March.

This "Winter season" League usually consists of 3 road surface races, 3 cross country races and a cross country relay race.

The Event in March is the Cross Country Relay Race for teams of 4 (usually) and is now held on Wanstead Flats (Harrow Road) and hosted by East London Runners.

The races are free to all ELR club members. (ELR has paid an Annual fee to the League).

It is not necessary to complete any entry forms.
No pre-race registration required.

Just turn up on the evening/on the day and take a race number from the ELR folder at race HQ. You keep this number for the whole series!

There are 5 team categories, each with 6 to score. Trophies are also awarded to the individuals, in 6 age categories, who have scored most points in the races during the season.
Senior Women: Vet Women (35), Supervet Women (45), Senior Men Vet Men (40), Supervet Men (50)

Ask if you are unsure! You can then use that number for the remainder of the series. It is that straight forward.

Chingford League 2017/18

Relays and Presentations - 11am on Saturday 10th March 2018 - Wanstead Flats, Harrow Road

*******Note -The Relays are hosted by our Club, EAST LONDON RUNNERS. In addition to runners we require volunteers on theday to help set up the course(from 8.30am) and Marshals from 10.30am to 1pm approx. Your help will be much appreciated.*******

There will be ONE race FOR ALL RUNNERS STARTING at 11am, which will include the Under 13 race and which and will comprise one lap of about 1 mile per leg, the rest of the runners which run a circuit of approximately 2 miles per leg. The courses will be largely grass with the occasional bit of forest track, but runners are advised to bring both spikes/studs and flats depending on conditions on the day.

Each team to have 4 runners and, with the exception of the top couple of teams in each category, composite teams made up of athletes from different clubs (or even of different sexes) will be allowed so that everybody can have a run, provided that the name of the composite team is clearly stated on the registration sheet.

There is no need to have a specific vets team as these scores will be computed from the sum of the times of the first four vets in both the men's and women's categories, whichever team those vets happen to be running for.

Whilst all of the individual placings have been already determined, any team awards in the event of a tie will be decided by the accumulated team points from the preceding 5 races.

Refreshments will be available from 10.30am onwards in the Sports Pavilion where there are toilet and excellent changing facilities. The prize-giving will take place as soon as the results are in. There is parking adjacent to the sports complex. We would appreciate that if you are staying for the presentations, which we hope that you are, of you could park legally on the adjacents streets as the footballers are likely be arriving before we finish.

Race 5 - Saturday 17th February 2018 - Victoria Park 5m - Tarmac

Hosted by Tower Hamlets and Victoria Park AC in Victoria Park - Race H/Q is St Augustine's Hall, Cadogan Terrace, London E9 5EG.

Race 4 - Saturday 30th December 2017 at 12 noon for Seniors - Alexandra Palace

5 mile'sh off road on a hilly and muddy course at Alexandra Palace.

Race times: U13 11:15, U17 11:30, ALL Seniors 12 NOON.
Don't forget the race is being staged by the League. So we need member clubs to provide marshals for the races and help marking out the course from 9am. Thanks!

Location. SW Corner of Alexandra Park (N8 7FW or N8 7HL will get you close)

Race3 - Tuesday 7th November 2017 - Hog Hill - Redbridge Cycle Circuit

A 5k Race on a hilly multiple lap tarmac course on the Cycle Circuit, partially in the dark.

VENUE: Redbridge Cycle Centre, Hog Hill, Hainault - 5k on Tarmac (Ladies 7.30pm Men 8.00pm.

It is not necessary to complete any entry forms.
No pre-race registration required.

Just turn up on the evening/on the day and take a race number from the ELR folder at race HQ. You keep this number for the whole series!

Race 2 - Saturday 21st October 2017 - 2.30pm at Jubilee Park, Leyton E10 7BL - 5 miles approx

It will be mostly grass, but with some parkland paths, so trailshoes or studs will be preferable to spikes.

The venue is Jubilee Park E10 7BL. Race HQ is the pavilion at the southern end of Seymour Rd, where you will have access to changing rooms and showers. There's also a café in nearby Marsh Lane, at Eton Manor's club house.

Map of Venue - www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5644196,-0.028586,16z"

Start times:1:45pm U13s, 2:05pm U15s and U17s
2:30pm Senior Women and Senior Men
As you know, the senior course is 5 miles approx.

There is car parking at the end of Seymour Rd and in Marsh Lane, but with the 48,55 and 56 on Lea Bridge Rd, the 58 and 158 on Church Rd, plus Leyton tube 15 minutes walk away plus the newly opened Lea Bridge Station 5 minutes walk away, public transport is a good option - unless you're VPH for whom cycling across the marshes is surely the best bet.
See you all there!