Sandra has put together a handy list of all the winter league races for the 2023-24 season:
XC Fixtures Flyer 2023-24
Race HQ - St Augustines Hall, Victoria Park Harriers Clubhouse, Cadogan Terrace, London E9 5EG.
Open to all members of East London Runners.
The race is run on a fast measured 5 Mile course on Tarmac around the park. Suitable for road trainers or racing flats.
This course is perfect if you are looking for a 5 Mile PB.
As with the previous races in this series, the race is free and there is no need for pre-entry.
If this is your first run in the Chingford League this season, a race number will be ready for you to collect on the day, otherwise use your same number as before. You must advise us if this is your first run, so that we can register you for a number. Also, please advise of any lost numbers, so that we can ask for a replacement.
So that we have an idea of numbers, please add your name to race entries, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to run, by THURSDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2024.
Changing facilities and refreshments are available at the Clubhouse.
Travel - If arriving by car, there is on road parking available in Cadogan Terrace (close to the clubhouse). If arriving by train, Hackney Wick station on the Overground is very close by.
Both ELR mens and womens teams are currently in 6th place in Division One. Please come and run for the club, to help us climb up the league tables!
We look forward to seeing you for a great 5 mile race. Furthermore, you can still do your long marathon training run the next day!
John OBrien and Mike Wilson
Winter League Captains
The final ELR team placings at the end of the 2020-21 season of three races and the relays (fewer than usual due to Covid restrictions) are as follows:
Men's 'A' team: 5th in Division 1
Women's 'A' team: 7th in Division 1
Men's Vets: 6th
Women's Vets: 5th
(Out of 17 clubs)
Well done to all members who ran in this winter's Chingford League.
The club finished in excellent league positions in all categories:
- Men overall: 3rd, B team: 3rd, vets: 4th
- Women overall: 4th, vets: 4th
Out of 16 clubs.
- Men overall: 2nd/16, vets: 4th/9
- Women overall: 7th/16, vets: 4th/6
The following members finished in the top 10 of the individual categories:
- Euan Brown: 1st SM
- Calvin Bobin: 2nd VM60
- Becky Evans: 2nd VW50
- Stuart Hodson: 2nd U20M
- Fiona Day: 3rd VW60
- Patrick Brown: 7th SM
- Caroline Frith: 10th VW40
See you all again at Hog Hill in October 2020!
Michael Wilson and Jacob Stevens
Winter League Captains
Please join us for the final Chingford League event, the 4 x 2 mile cross-country relays at Wanstead Flats.
*******The Relays are hosted by our Club, EAST LONDON RUNNERS. In addition to runners we require volunteers on the day to help set up the course(from 8.30am) and Marshals from 10.30am to 1pm approx. Your help will be much appreciated. Volunteers will score points in the ELR Winter League competition.*******
If you would like to take part, please put your name on Race Entries by Saturday 29th February, and we will allocate teams of similarly-paced runners. If you would prefer to enter a team with specific runners, please let Jacob Stevens know by that date. Late entries (even on the day) are possible, but it will make the captains' job much easier if people could sign up by this date.
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 will 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. Club colours must be worn.
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 adjacent streets as the footballers are likely be arriving before we finish.
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Chingford League - Since 1955
A winter athletics league for N & E London: A mix of cross country and tarmac surfaces, over 5 miles or 5k. The league offers both a serious competition for fast athletes and a friendly welcome to all runners plus it combines with an inclusive ethos to encourage newer runners to "give it a go".
The mix of challenges is also perfect for parkrunners who are improving, but want to vary distances and terrain to boost their performance and progress towards goals like 10k, half marathons and beyond. If you want to take part, join one of our 16 member clubs - then it's free to enter.
Barnet & District AC
Barking Road Runners
Dagenham 88 Runners
East End Road Runners
East London Runners
East London Triathletes
Eton Manor AC
Harold Wood RC
London City AC
Loughton Athletic Club
Mornington Chasers RC
Trent Park RC
Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC
Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies
- Men's and women's A teams: 6 to score. Two divisions: for 2021-22, ELR men are in 1st division, women are in 2nd division.
- Men's and women's vets teams (40+): 6 to score.
- Men's B teams: 6 to score.
In the individual awards, the best 5 out of 6 performances (apart from the relays) will count.
Age categories: U11, U20, SEN, V40, V50, V60 (M & F).
Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.
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, but pre-registration (via your team captains) is required. You keep your race number for the whole series!
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