East London Runners logo

Chingford League

Chingford League Race 4 - Trent Park 5m XC - Saturday 27 November 2021 - 2.30pm start.

Venue: Trent Park, Cockfosters Road, Barnet, EN4 0PS.

2.30pm start - Senior Men and Women.

Hosted by Barnet AC in conjunction with Fraternity and Sorority Cups.

Approx 5 Miles Cross Country.

Suitable for good trail shoes, cross country studs, or spikes.

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 three 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 venue.

Please add your name to race entries or email: info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk, BY CLOSING DATE OF MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY 24th NOVEMBER , if you wish to compete for ELR in this race.

Travel arrangements:

Rail: MEET ON THE PLATFORM AT LEYTONSTONE UNDERGROUND STATION AT 12.15PM. (Subject to confirmation that Central Line and Piccadilly Line are operating)

Road: A406, A111 - Car parking is available at Trent Park - arrive early!

Cockfosters Station on the Piccadilly Line, is a short 5 minute walk from the venue.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Karan Gadhia and Michael Wilson

Winter League Captains.

Saturday 2nd October 2021 - Chingford League Race 2 - Central Park, Dagenham - 11.00am start.

Saturday 2nd October 2021 - Chingford League Race 2 - Central Park, Rainham Road North, Dagenham RM10 7FJ.

Start Time: 11.00am for all runners.

This a 5 mile cross country race on a fast course, consisting of grass and trail. Suitable for trail shoes (not spikes). The race is FREE to all ELR club members and it is not necessary to complete any on line registration forms.

Please email info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk by closing date of THURSDAY 30th SEPTEMBER if you wish to enter. If you are not 100% certain you are able to run, please still add your name.

You will have a race bib and number that can be passed to you for your next race. Your number will have your name written in marker pen and will be prepared in advance. Once you have a race bib, this will be yours for the series.

Those of you that ran at Hog Hill on 18th September, please remember to bring your race number.

Central Park is the same venue as the relays back in April and the ELVIS race in June. Parking is available in the car park next to the rugby club.

We are looking for a volunteer from our club, to help with marshalling. If anyone is running the London Marathon and able to assist, this is an ideal opportunity as you will not be out training! Please let me know if you are available.

This is the second of seven fixtures overall (including a XC relay in March). Various individual and team category prizes awarded. Age categories equalised for Male/Female Runners.

We look forward to seeing more of you this time. The race does not clash with lunch time and you can come from your Parkrun. See you there.

Michael Wilson and Karan Gadhia
Winter League Captains

Chingford League 2020-21 Final Results

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)

Chingford League 2019-20 Final Results

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

Chingford League - Link to Facebook Page

FACEBOOK - www.facebook.com/groups/913546882044405/

WEBSITE - www.chingfordleague.co.uk/

Chingford League Overview

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.

Member Clubs:
Barnet & District AC
Barking Road Runners
Dagenham 88 Runners
East End Road Runners
East London Runners
East London Triathletes
Edmonton RC
Eton Manor AC
Harold Wood RC
Ilford AC
London City AC
London Heathside
Loughton Athletic Club
Mornington Chasers RC
Orion Harriers
Trent Park RC
Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC
Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies

Team Competition:
- 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.

Individual Competition:
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.

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, but pre-registration (via your team captains) is required. You keep your race number for the whole series!

ELR Winter Leagues Co-Captains for 2021-22 (inc. Chingford League)

Mike Wilson

Karan Gadhia