Club Runner of the Month
Club Runner of the Month
April 2018 - Ciaran Canavan and Jo Wood
March 2108 - Mark Moir
February 2018 - Ellie Wilkinson
January 2018 - Diana Rexhepaj
December 2017 - Karen Levison
November 2017 - Roselin Boramakot and Kat Maskell
October 2017 - Michael Bamford
September 2017 - Andy Bolderstone and Stuart Norris
August 2017 - Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera
July 2017 - Jason Levy
June 2017 - Jennifer Ansell
May 2017 - Lucy Barron
April 2017 - Thomas Grimes and Antonio Martin Romero
March 2017 - Suzanne Bench
February 2017 - Emily Clarke and James Nichols
January 2017 - Maud Hodson
January 2016 - Grant Conway
February 2016 - Aaron Browne
March 2016 - Judith Anna Vonberg
April 2016 - Bernadett Kalmar and Spencer Evans
May 2016 - Billy Rayner
June 2016 - Sandra Hiller and Robert Rayworth
July 2016 - Dan Slipper
August 2016 - Karen Levison
September 2016 - Ava Lee
October 2016 - Scott McMillan
November 2016 - Fiona Critchley and John Paul Healy
December 2016 - Paul Marshall
January 2015 - Phillippa Walker
February 2015 - Roberto Bruni
March 2015 - The Brown Brothers (Euan Brown, Alex Day and Patrick Brown)
April 2015 - Russell Price
May 2015 - Maya Goodwin and Bozena Myslinska
June 2015 - Thomas Grimes
July 2015 - Trish Kelly
August 2015 - Jennifer Ansell
September 2015 - Sarah Burns
October 2015 - Maud Hodson
November 2015 - Carlton D'Souza
December 2015 - Jonathan Wooldridge
Club Runners of the Month - April 2018 - Ciaran Canavan and Jo Wood
Ciaran, having overcome recent illness and with little preparation, Ciaran competed in the Boston Marathon on 16th April. After enduring head winds of over 40 MPH and torrential downpours of rain throughout, he finished the race in a time of 3.11.54. Ciaran has produced many outstanding performances during his 10+ years with the club; from marathon distance down to 5k. He is an inspiration to everyone and always happy to give advise to others. Although he admits to being a competitive road runner, Ciaran says he enjoys the social side to East London Runners joining in with the various events and activities. Ciaran has worked tirelessly on the committee for a number of years and holds the role of ELR race volunteer coordinator.
Joanna completed the Brighton Marathon on 15th April in a time of 5.28.29, despite suffering a cracked rib and illness in the weeks leading up to race day. Joanna achieved a PB which was 49 minutes faster than her previous marathon; Sikhs in the City - Dawn to Dusk. A keen competitor for East London Runners, she has also completed a number of 5km, 10km and Half Marathons since joining the club in 2016. Joanna is always in pursuit of a new PB and works hard in training to achieve this result. She is a valued member of the club, enjoys attending and helping out at club functions and is an outstanding baker of cakes! Joanna has recently joined the committee and says she is looking for new ways to support the club.
Club Runner of the Month - March 2018 - Mark Moir
Congratulations to Mark Moir - ELR Club Runner of the Month for March 2018.
Mark completed the Milton Keynes Half Marathon in a new personal best time of 1.29.33 and won 2nd place prize in the Greenwich Park 10k Winter Series in a time of 42.06. He has also achieved his goal of setting a sub 20 min. PB at Parkrun (19.17) and a new 10k PB (41.14). Mark has competed for the club in the National and South of England Cross Country Championship races, ELVIS series, cross country and Chingford League. Mark said his improvement is a result of all his training since joining East London Runners. He works hard at track sessions and Wednesday club runs; finding time also to relax at club social events. Mark will be running his debut Marathon in Greater Manchester on 8th April.
Club Runner of the Month - February 2018 - Ellie Wilkinson
Congratulations to Ellie Wilkinson - ELR Club Runner of the Month for February 2018.
Ellie was part of the ELR team which took the trophy for first place in the Roding Valley Half Marathon on 25th February. Finishing in 63rd position and setting a personal best time of 1.36.23, she also claimed the award for 3rd lady. The previous day she represented the club in the National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, Hampstead, finishing 453rd out of 1,100 ladies. Ellie has established herself as one of the fastest female runners in the club, with PB times of 20.12 for 5k, 70.57 over 10 miles and 3.37.22 for the marathon. An active and popular member of the club, she has served on the committee and is a regular at the Monday track, Wednesday club runs and ELR social evenings.
Club Runner of the Month - January 2018 - Diana Rexhepaj
Congratulations to Diana Rexhepaj - ELR Club Runner of the Month for January 2018.
Diana competed for ELR in the South of England AA Cross Championships at Brighton on 27th January and at the Benfleet 15 the previous weekend. Her other recent events include the Haven House Chasing Elves 10KM and Ilford AC 10 Mile cross country race. One of her biggest achievements has been completing the Mince Pi Ultra Run, covering a distance of 28.2 Miles in 6hrs 3mins, over 9 laps of the course. Diana is an enthusiastic competitor for ELR and also runs in the Chingford League, ELVIS, Cross Country and Parkrun. With her quiet and friendly manner, Diana is a regular at the Wednesday club night, Monday track, Sunday runs and club socials.
Club Runner of the Month - December 2017 - Karen Levison
Congratulations to Karen Levison - ELR Club Runner of the Month for December 2017.
Karen competed in and won outright, the Sikhs in the City 'Dawn to Dusk Sunlight Ultra' on 17th December. She overcame freezing and icy conditions to complete 36 laps of the undulating multi lap course in a time of 7 hours 30 minutes, covering a distance of 72KM (44.7 Miles). With her injury problems behind her and with the support of her husband and fellow club members Karen says; "in the last hour I realised I could win the race outright - something I'd never achieved before!"
She has been running sub 20 minute times again for 5KM, placing her First Lady at Parkrun and is top of the East London Runners 5KM age grade chart for 2017. (85.76%).
Karen continues to represent the club with distinction and is a great ambassador for ELR.
Club Runner of the Month - November 2017
Congratulations to Roselin Boramakot and Kat Maskell - ELR Club Runners of the Month for November 2017.
After joining the club in June, Roselin trained for and completed the Berlin Marathon, Beachy Head Marathon and this month's Verona Marathon, where she improved her time to 4.44.47. A great achievement in a short period of time. She also set a 10km PB of 57.16 at the Red Run in Victoria Park and a 5km PB of 27.18 at Hackney Parkrun. Roselin has also competed for the club at Cross Country and the ELVIS series of races. Roselin has worked very hard for these results, especially at the Monday track and Sunday training run - once turning up for a long canal run the day after one of her marathons!
Kat has completed a number of half marathons including this month's Richmond HM and Thames Meander Trail HM, where she recorded a PB time of 1.54.37. She improved her 5km time to 24.11 at Hackney Parkrun and her 10km time to 51.09 at the Shoreditch City Run. Kat also competes for the club in the ELVIS series of races and at Cross Country. A good all rounder, Kat recently took part in the Brighton & Hove Triathlon and the 'Marathon' swim 5km at the Aquatics Centre. She often cycles a considerable distance just to get to a venue, even if it means missing out on the pre-race team photo!
Club Runner of the Month - October 2017
Congratulations to Michael Bamford - ELR Club Runner of the Month for October 2017.
Michael completed the famously hilly Beachy Head Marathon (his marathon debut) on 28th October, in a time of 4.29.57 - 394th out of 2,156 finishers. The previous weekend he was 1st in his age group (6th overall) at the Castle Ashby Duathlon (sprint distance) and on 8th October at the Plymouth 10k set a PB time of 42.46. A keen cyclist, he has competed in many other Duathlons including the recent Greenwich Tritons Relay and Descente London Duathlon. Michael is a regular at the Chingford League and ELVIS races and assists other runners at the Wednesday club run. He also takes an active part in the ELR social life, travelling to various events including the Colworth weekend with his club mates.
Michael after the Beachy Head Marathon.
Club Runner of the Month - September 2017
Congratulations to Andy Bee Bolderstone and Stuart Norris - ELR Club Runners of the Month for September 2017.
'Marathon Man' Andy completed the Berlin Marathon in September, having already run in the Paris and London events earlier in the year. (Two PB's in three races). With over 1,000 miles already logged for 2017, he is now preparing to run the Venice Marathon in October! Andy has also competed in many other events including the ELVIS and Forest 5 series, Southend Half Marathon and the recent Harlow 10 Mile race. He is a regular at Monday track night and the Wednesday club run, where he is always happy to assist other runners.
Stuart is one of the club's newer members and has already shown improvement, achieving a PB of 21.51 at the Valentines Park 5K (ELVIS 7). He was also a part of the team that competed in the Essex Way relay earlier in the month. He has run in two other ELVIS races since joining ELR in July and is a 'kindly face' at the Wednesday club run. Stuart's next races include the Essex Cross Country Relay Championships and Chingford League fixtures. He will continue to progress with the prospect of many more PB's in the future.
Club Runner of the Month - August 2017
Congratulations to Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera - ELR Club Runner of the Month for August 2017.
This month Alexandra achieved a PB (by 9 mins) at the Run Through Velo Park Half Marathon and ran well at the Barking Road Runners 5k (ELVIS 6) two days later. She has been ever present at this year's ELVIS series, completed a number of other half marathons and also the Colworth Challenge 3 day event. She continues to improve and says she has become a stronger runner since joining ELR a year ago. Alexandra is committed to training at the Monday track, Wednesday club and Sunday long run. A bubbly character, she enjoys relaxing at club socials and outings. Alexandra's future challenges include the Tough Mudder (part of a charity team event), Beachy Head Marathon and Sikhs in the City Dawn to Dusk Sun Light Ultra!
Club Runner of the Month - July 2017
Congratulations to Jason Levy - ELR Club Runner of the Month for July 2017.
Jason was part of the team of 5 that competed in the Spitfire Scramble 24 hour ultra relay. As coordinator he helped his team mates complete a total of 142.5 miles over 25 laps. (28.5 miles each). The following week at the London Triathlon, he set a new PB - by 11 mins 11 secs, to finish in 3.17.01 (Olympic Distance). Also in July, he run at the Great Newham 10k, Ilford Hilly 5 (ELVIS 4) and Parkrun, where he is a regular. Setting himself a new challenge, Jason has been very helpful in pacing and giving encouragement to less experienced runners. A friendly and popular member of the club, you are also likely to see Jason in action for ELR at Duathlon events, Cross Country, Half Marathon's and Marathon's (Brighton in particular) amongst others!
Club Runner of the Month - June 2017
Congratulations to Jennifer Ansell - ELR Club Runner of the Month for June 2017.
Jenny has produced some stunning results in June, starting with 1st Lady at the Orion Forest 5 Series - (Race 1), in a time of 32.50. She followed this with 3rd Lady at the Chase the Sun (QEOP) 10k recording a time of 39.33 and when temperatures soared back at the Olympic Park for ELVIS 3 and the E.E.R.R. 5k, she coolly swept to victory in a remarkable 19.10. She wrapped up a fine month at the Colworth Marathon Challenge - 1st Lady in all three events! In addition to the summer races, Jenny is also a top competitor for the club at cross country and in the Chingford League. A bubbly and vibrant personality, she is a welcome addition to the ELR committee.
Club Runner of the Month - May 2017
Congratulations to Lucy Barron - ELR Club Runner of the Month for May 2017.
Lucy completed the Edinburgh Marathon in a PB of 4.14.05, improving her previous time for this distance by 17mins. She also set a new best time of 40.28 at the recent Dagenham 88 Runners 5 Mile - ELVIS 1. As part of her winter training, Lucy ran the 20 Mile Marathon Prep Race at Dorney Lake, Windsor, finishing in under 3 hours. She also achieved a PB at the Victoria Park Half Marathon. (1.51.45). Lucy has steadily improved her Parkrun times and also competes for ELR in the Chingford League and Cross Country Championship races. An active member of the club, Lucy is a regular at the Wednesday night run and an ever present part of the lively ELR social scene!
Club Runners of the Month - April 2017
Congratulations to Thomas Grimes and Antonio Martin Romero - ELR Club Runners of the Month for April 2017.
Thomas completed the 2017 London Marathon setting a new club record time of 2.38.01 and improving on his PB by 2 mins 56 secs! During April he also set PB's in the Lee Valley Run Fest Half Marathon - 1.14.19 (2nd place) and the Vets AC Battersea 5 Mile - 26.51 (1st). In March, he was part of the ELR silver medal winning team at the Essex Road Relays. Thomas has recorded 1st places at parkrun, runs in Chingford League and won trophies competing for ELR at many other races including ELVIS and cross country, where he is a regular. Modest of his excellence and achievements as an athlete, Thomas is a past winner of this award and the holder of the ELR club runner of the year award.
Antonio completed the 2017 London Marathon in a time of 2.38.04, beating the old club record and improving his PB by 4 mins 33 secs! In his race build up he run the Benfleet 15 in 1.40.28 (9th place), The Essex 20 in 2.00.48 (23rd) and the Paddock Wood Half Marathon in April, setting a new PB of 1.15.37. He completed his marathon training in Spain, running the Sherry Marathon among the vineyards of Jerez. A runner of exceptional ability, Antonio has competed for ELR in ELVIS, Chingford League, parkrun and cross country where he is a regular. Already setting new targets for improvement, you will often find Antonio relaxing in the local pub or restaurant enjoying a healthy post race meal!
Club Runner of the Month - March 2017
Congratulations to Suzanne Bench - ELR Club Runner of the Month for March 2017.
A great start to the year for Suzanne, who has produced some excellent race performances in her build up to running April's London Marathon.
She completed the Thanet 20 - 'high winds and hail stones' - in under 3 hours; was 1st lady in a Wanstead Flats Parkrun and also run in the Orion 15. She competed in the Benfleet 15 in January and last month achieved a PB of 1.44.53 in the Victoria Park Half Marathon.
Suzanne is a long serving and valued member of ELR and a regular at ELVIS, Track, club socials and other events. Suzanne is also always willing to help other runners on Wednesday club runs or the Sunday social run.
Club Runners of the Month - February 2017 - Emily Clarke and James Nichols
Emily recorded a time of 1.36.30 at the Roding Valley Half Marathon this month (a PB by 7 minutes!) to finish an impressive 5th Lady overall. She has also competed in the ELVIS series, Chingford League, Parkrun and finished The Great South Run (10 Miles) in a time of 1.15.50. Emily joined the club in June 2016 and has improved very quickly as a result of her training regime which includes the Wednesday club run, Weekend long distance run and speed sessions at the track on Monday evenings. Emily is currently training for the Greater Manchester Marathon in April.
This month James ran the Seville Marathon in a time of 3.21.08 (a PB by 6 minutes!) and managed to achieve negative splits in the process. He has also improved his times for 5k and 10k distances, recording a PB of 39.20 at the Run Through Victoria Park 10k. He credits his latest success to his race strategy and training plan which include Monday evening track sessions, Wednesday club run and Weekend long distance run. Using Seville Marathon as part of his training programme, James has now set a new target when he runs the London Marathon in April.
Club Runner of the Month - January 2017 - Maud Hodson
Congratulations to Maud Hodson - ELR Club Runner of the Month for January 2017.
A past recipient of this award, this month Maud competed for ELR in the Essex Cross Country Championships and the SEAA Cross Country Championships. On 14th January she completed the Country to Capital (Wendover to Little Venice) 43 Mile Ultra race and the next day raced in the Sunday Cross Country League at Watford. The following week she ran in the 36th Box Hill Fell 12k race - the one with the 520M ascent! Partly motivated by cake and beer, she also enjoys training runs around London Tube Stations. Maud is ladies cross country captain, ELR committee member and is always happy to assist new members on a Wednesday evening run.