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Run Through Victoria Park Easter Half Marathon - Friday 19th April 2019

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Sarah Dale2.07.37313th
Jimmy Dale2.07.40322nd

Run Through Easter 10km, Victoria Park - Friday 19th April 2019

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Spencer Evans38.2114th
Alexandra Brown50.42172nd
Nicola Hedges1.03.33459th
Maya Goodwin1.04.22 pb473rd
Emma Hammerston1.05.47485th
Alexandra reports: I felt a little guilty putting my vest on this morning
as I've been very MIA due to injury and general life but it was so great seeing
other ELR-ers at Victoria Park this morning both running and supporting.
Well done all who were running! And thank you Maya Goodwin for helping with trying
to convince my mate to join ELR , it's a work in progress!
Shout out to Maya too on a PB! You little star! X


Maya Reports: Runthough Easter 10k. 1:04:22.
A PB!! An actual PB!! Not a course PB, or 'my fastest time since 2017' PB, AN ACTUAL PB
I'm so pleased. I wanted to slow down so badly in the last half a mile. My lungs were burning, I felt sick and convinced myself I was feeling dizzy.
But I kept Marc's voice in my head, chasing me round that last half a mile, he was louder than that pesky monkey that tells you to stop.
Oh, and they aren't on Facebook, but a huge well done to Emma Hammerston and Nicky Hedges, new ELR joiners, who ran brilliantly, and now just need to get their club vests to run in!
The sun is shining, and it's the start of the weekend. Just perfect..

B.A.A. Boston Marathon - Monday 15th April 2019

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Paul Quinton2.55.251,727th
Paul reports: Belated Boston Marathon report. Sorry, a long one
My training build up to Boston Marathon was less than ideal when in mid December I tore my calf on a Sat afternoon on my 2nd run of the day (P.S. I had run twice a day many times in my build up to London Marathon in 2018 so it was more cumulative fatigue than just that one day, work stress, lack of appropriate sleep, too much running etc etc). Anyway, a few trips to the physio and 6 weeks of no running or run/walking, including some 2hr walks in Epping Forest with 6 litre's of weight in a backpack, the things we do! So by the time February came around I had lost a lot of fitness and put on about 3kg's of weight. My coach and I had a lot of work to do before 15th April!
Fast forward 2.5 months and I managed to put some decent training in (including 270 miles in March), lose the excess 3kg of weight and was probably in 2:51/2:52 shape if I were to venture a guess.
The Fri we were due to fly to Boston I went for an easy 20min jog and felt slight discomfort in my left ankle. The rest of the day and on the flight it hurt. When I woke up on Sat morning in Boston it was quite swollen (see pic attached), I must have turned it somehow on the Thur run or just walking around but dont remember doing it. Off to the expo and some sightseeing around Boston, not great for a sore ankle but my wife and son had joined me on this trip so would not have been fair to them to be stuck inside our hotel even if that was probably the best thing for my ankle. I found a chemist and started taking anti inflammatories which helped reduce the swelling, luckily there was no bruising and a few email exchanges and pics with a GP suggested it was probably just a slight sprain and I could probably start the marathon but if the pain got severe that I should stop running.
Mon morning and Boston Marathon, the unique thing about this race is that it is point to point. You start in a little town called Hopkinton and run back into Boston central so they bus you out in waves depending on your start time. Glad I took the advice of others who had run it before and brought a few extra layers with to keep warm as you in a tent on the floor for about 2hrs before the race actually starts. If you run it in the future bring something to sit on, a floor sheet etc They collect extra layers of clothing and donate them to charity before you head to the start.
Before the start we sang the national anthem and 2 fighter jets flew over, proper raising the hair on your arms stuff and very appropriately American, fantastic!
The first few miles of the race is downhill so you cant help but go slightly faster than your planned pace with no extra effort, 'braking' on downhills is much worse for your quads than just relaxing into them and allowing gravity to do its thing.
My ankle was ok in the beginning, the adrenaline probably helped but I started to feel it after 5 miles or so. The pain varied from slight discomfort to making me consider whether I should stop but was never really severe enough to make me think I was doing any permanent damage so I kept going. I think it definitely affected my running form as I tried to put as little weight as possible on my left side.
At around 20km you head past the very famous Wellesley College girls, some holding signs saying 'kiss me', some of the guys I was running with took them up on their offer, I decided losing 5 seconds was not worth it but the wall of noice was amazing and much needed!
There are some smaller inclines before 16 miles but the real inclines start around there and then the biggest hill, aptly named 'heartbreak hill' is at around 21 miles. The hills in Boston were not as bad as I expected but they do obviously slow you down and sap your energy at the worst part of the race, by 21 miles even in a flat marathon you feeling knackered so the hills really break you. But worse than the ups are the downs, while you catch up some time your quads take a hammering, as I sit here typing this 4 days later mine still hurt!!
My pace really dropped off the last 3-4 miles, thats when those 6 weeks of missed training caught up with me and I was just wishing for the finishing line but I knew it was still going to be sub 3hrs even if it was 3-4min slower than I was hoping for on the day. The finish is really good and the wall of noise down Boylston Street was amazing!
The crowd support was really good throughout and the organisation really slick. Boston Marathon lives up to all its hype and history, the original big city Marathon! I will be back to run it again one day thats for sure but there are a few others I need to do first.

Herts Easter Hunt Sportive - 64 miles - Sunday 14th April 2019

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Carlton DSouza5.06.54

Dirty One Thirty, Kielder Castle Forest Centre - Sunday 14th April 2019

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Sarah Burns6.03.5536th/402, 5th female

Sheffield Half Marathon - Sunday 14th April 2019

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Fiona Day2.01.473519th

Leipzig Marathon - Sunday 14th April 2019

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Dan Gritton2.58.1429th

Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris - Sunday 14th April 2019

NameTimePosition
Jimmy Dale3.23.09 pb5329th
Arthur Diaz4.30.02 pb33,161st
Marcela Vasques5.23.1543,470th
Jimmy Dale reports: Paris race report - Allez allez allez
I'd signed up for Paris back at the start of the year after a 'slightly nuts' 2018 and keen to see what I could do if I just did the one marathon! Originally I'd wanted to shoot for sub 3 but having done a plan with Grant (something I'd thoroughly recommend), I comprised and agreed that 3.15 was a more realistic goal.
Training had gone well but I'd had 2 injury set backs, lower hamstring tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. This had set my training back, with the cherry on the top being a sticking cold the weekend before. I spent most of the week before trying to recover and worrying I wasn't going to manage it and having set myself 3.15 as a gold target, 3.20 as silver and 3.25 as bronze, I was contemplating rethinking them. That said I decided to stick to the same plan and go out with 3.15 pacer and hang on as long as I could. Many of you will know my wife Sarah ran her first marathon in 2017 and ran 3.31.25 so this was the ultimate backstop, with anything slower being unacceptable! I even set other 'people' markers to race, with James’ time at Rotterdam (3.14.04), Robert's time at Manchester (3.19.28) and Ellie's time at Geneva (3.26.15) all fresh in my memory as impressive results I'd love to equal or better (I really am that competitive!)
I'd traveled out with Arthur and we arrived and went to the expo, grabbed some dinner and headed for an early night. I had to be in the pen at 8.05 (Arthur had a later start) so left with time only to discover you couldn’t buy a ticket so ended up running the 1.5 miles to the start line (always a good way to warm up!) This also had the benefit of helping me to realise that despite being 2 degrees, it was too warm to wear an undertop so switched for the vest instead (As it was this was very fortuitous as the sun came out and I actually ended up getting sun burnt!)
I set off with the 3.15 pacer, who was really erratic, doing the first mile 15 seconds under pace, then picking up to 15 seconds faster for half a mile, before slowing down again. I decided to abandon the pacer and run my own race, sure at some point he'd catch me up.
I'd read a blog that had said the race was 4 parts, 8 miles in the city, 4 in the park, 8 back in the city (including a 1 mile tunnel) and 4 in another park. The blogger had warned that the french do not have the same passion for cheering marathons that the English do and the parks in particular had no spectators at all. There were chunks where there were some spectators and you could hear the familiar cry of 'Allez Allez Allez' (translates as going going going!)
All in all it's a really pretty route, right through the centre of the city taking in lots of the sights and you really feel you see the city, even with a few boards up to make sure you didn't miss key things.
At mile 16 my morning coffee had gone to work and I desperately dived into a portaloo. As an aside, the toilets are shocking (not out of the norm I know) and are few and far between to boot, just incase anyone decided to do the race next year I recommend forward planning!)
I came back out and tried to catch the pacer who had rejoined me at mile 13. However I came out and set off heading straight into the mile long underground tunnel. I don't know if it was stopping, the tunnel or the incline for the second half of the mile but from then on I struggled getting the pace back. I was desperately doing mental maths working out what I needed to do and calculated that is I stayed under 8mm (3.15 is 7.25mm) for the remaining 10 miles, I'd make it in at a time I'd be proud off. The next 5 miles felt like a slog and at mile 22 I had to pull to side to wretch as one of the few gels I used had not sat well with my stomach. That did the trick through and I picked up for the remaining miles, even managing to pick the pace up a bit. I remember looking at my watch and throwing everything at it for the final km when I realised how close to 3.22 I was. Alas I was just short but non the less, ecstatic with my time!
It's crazy to think that it was only at Manchester last year I finally broke sub 4 and that in Dec 17 I had a new pb of 4.21 (just after joining ELR). I know there's more in there, definitely 3.15, almost certainly faster. Let's see where I am this time next year. In the meantime, so happy with my time and excited to not be running a marathon for a few months at least.

Brighton Marathon - Sunday 14th April 2019

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Nathan Jones3.11.58 debut327th
Aaron Browne3.22.02603rd
Andrew Baxter3.29.58879th
Jakub Czeczotka3.51.37 pb2,281st
Colin Dryland3.55.522,640th
Maran Raju4.00.033,096th
Laura Tapper4.11.40 debut3,846th
Kathryn Hertzberg4.22.04 debut4,640th
Sarah Faull4.31.185,353rd
Jason Levy5.07.31
Jakub Czeczotka: - Brighton Marathon race report
Brighton was meant to be my 6th marathon and the first one where I knew the training has been pretty bad so there is no need to worry about the time. If it wasn't for the fact that these things are entered months in advance and require travel and personal arrangements I'd have probably given it a miss. I decided to do it for the medal, enjoy as much as I can and most of all don't be shy to walk every now and then, uphills in particular. My last marathon in early November (New York) ended up with an injury and since then I've only managed to run about 360km (that's about 67km a month, 16km a week, with the 'long' run being 16k a week before the marathon) so more likely maintenance than marathon training.
Weather forecast suggested it was going to be quite cold (4-8˚C) so I decided to wear two layers. When I arrived in the start village in Preston Park it turned out to be sunny and quite warm so I instantly knew I’m overdressed for the occasion. I signed up for the 4h~4h30m wave and we started at 9:55. The thing you do first is a loop of Preston Park and this means steep uphill followed by downhill downtown. This was actually very enjoyable - when in Brighton the support is as good as any big city marathon. At km 8 I met with my family and managed to get rid of the jacked and grab a sports drink. A short walk uphill St. James's St and the route took us towards Rottingdean. I need to say this part of the course is quite spectacular - you have green meadows to your left and cliffs and the sea to your right. Stunning views! Another walking break uphill as we turn round to go back to Brighton. At this point (~15k) I glanced at my garmin which was predicting finish time significantly below 4h mark. I knew this would be a tall ask considering my 3:52:11 PB so I was only expecting the wheels to come off the bus in the later stages of the race. Having said that I kept my heart rate in check and was consistently keeping below the 5:30 pace (with the exception of walking breaks) so there was a glimmer of hope that I may actually do not so badly today.
As we got back to Brighton I met my family again at 20k and had a chance to change into dry top and grab another drink. The next part of the course is mentally taxing as do 7km out-and-back on New Church Rd. I started noticing some pacer balloons way ahead of me and thought they may be the 4h pacers from the previous wave. As I caught up with them on Kingsway about 30k mark it turned out I was right. I kept getting ahead of them, do a walk break, fall behind and catch up again. Cat and mouse game with the pacers and their fun bus. The part between 31 and 37k is the most difficult as you enter some sort of industrial estate along Basin Road South and don't really get much of a view. You're running away from the finish line, the support is limited and you're surrounded by some of the finest corrugated metal warehouse architecture south of England has to offer.
When I finally got out of there I was welcomed by a strong head wind and a very distant view of the British Airways 360 where I though the finish line had been (actually it was over a kilometre further down the promenade). Most of my body (legs in particular) was hurting but I realised it's not worse than my previous marathons and I may actually be in business today. The support has picked up and despite the BA360 on the horizon approaching very, very slowly I took reassurance in the number of people I was passing by (and the fact that I passed the second group of 4h pacers). With a parkrun to go I was actually on route of Hove Promenade parkrun which I ran before and really enjoyed (2 laps on the seafront, flat and windy). Past 40k mark it’s basically home run, the final stretch and as garmin was still giving me some unexpected finish time I decided to focus on resisting the temptation to walk. I knew I was at a point that had I stopped it would had been very difficult to start again. I did run the last 3k and to my big surprise I arrived at the finish line to celebrate a fresh new PB! Be it by 34 seconds only but still ridiculously beyond expectations. I didn't actually do the usual pre-race gold/silver/bronze targets as my expectations were so low I'd probably be happy with anything below 4h30m mark (this would make my 3rd marathon time). If I did I think 4h would be gold and I would not consider beating my previous PB of 3:52:11 realistic. As it turned out I ran 3:51:37 and I honestly don't know why!
My best guess is it was the strength training I did as part of Achilles rehab over the last few months (but where would the endurance come from?) or it might have been the run-walk-run strategy from the start (not practiced before and completely ad-hoc) combined with uphill walks. It could have been the nutrition and hydration which somehow allowed me to tap into the holy Grail of marathon running and become fat adapted. The truth is I don't know. My experience of five marathons is one going quite well, two ending with a disappointment and two more with injuries (and depressingly slow times as a result). Now this time I got a PB almost for free and I'm really curious why!
Whatever the reason, after a series of injuries and illnesses, I think I got my running mojo back and I'm really looking forward towards the rest of the season. Happy to see hard training on the horizon and may even swap late night beer for a plank or two.
Some final points:
* Great running in central Brighton and stunning views on the road towards Rottingdean
* Past 30k the route is mentally testing with industrial estates and strong wind on the way back
* A lot of running in straight lines with what feels like an almost endless stream of runners ahead
* Paper cups with drinks which I was fine with as I was walking
* Pacers run with helium filled balloons which, surprise, surprise, don't put up a good fight against a fence crowned with barbed wire.

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 13th April 2019

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Billy Rayner18.07* (course pb)3rd - 72.40% Bexley
Georgie Hooper26.52* debut73rd - 55.21% Llanelli Coast
Scott McMillan18.59* debut5th - 73.57% Aviemore
Katherine Harris43.33* debut360th - 34.75% Market Harborough
Caroline McGirr28.35* debut187th - 52.48% Burnham & Highbridge
Caroline Frith50.43* debut118th - 30.33% Hout Bay, SA
Nick Clarke20.24* (course pb)5th - 64.62% Sutton Park
Eleanor Wilkinson22.50* (course pb)25th - 64.82% Sutton Park
Richard Guest22.38* debut17th - 63.11% California County
Stephen Swan23.48 debut98th - 54.62% Highbury Fields
Stuart Barton27.05 debut189th - 54.03% Highbury Fields
Paul Marshall22.42 debut41st - 57.78% Gladstone
Andy Bolderstone25.22 debut85th - 55.45% Gladstone
Shahib Miah Ali22.47 debut with a double buggy.146th - 57.28% Burgess
Samia Choudhury30.41 debut420th - 48.23% Burgess
Lawrence Foster21.51 (course pb)15th - 70.33% Bognor Regis
Shaun DeSena31.37 debut569th - 41.01% Tooting Common
Dan Gritton21.18 debut11th - 67.06% Hasenhiede, Germ
Andrew Howard25.29 debut24th - 61.87% Sunny Hill
Claire Emery33.24140th - 49.00% Sheringham
Fabrizio Stefanoni18.01 (course pb)14th - 79.28% Hackney
Clive Mehew21.2588th - 67.24% Hackney
Saheb Yousefi23.23138th - 56.38% Hackney
Diana Rexhepaj27.4625th - 59.66% Beckton
Richard Potter21.4117th - 61.18% Gunpowder
Marc Akers35.03140th - 40.75% Gunpowder
Mary Connolly26.4253rd - 68.73% Barking
Mary OBrien26.4254th - 75.91% Barking
Thomas Grimes18.42 (1st man)1st - 71.93% Canons Park
Steven Bywater25.2830th - 59.82% Walthamstow
Maya Goodwin31.2786th - 52.04% Walthamstow
Mark Moir22.4421st - 56.74% South Shields
Martin Quinlan26.16165th - 54.82% Southwark
Spencer Evans18.578th - 68.43% Roding Valley
James Nichols18.45 (1st man & course pb)1st - 70.31% Valentines
Med Dahbi20.08 (course pb)3rd - 73.84% Valentines
Emmet Fitzgibbon22.2115th - 61.07% Valentines
Veronica Carrasco25.15 (course pb)53rd - 58.61% Valentines
Naimah Riaz26.11 (course pb)68th - 59.20% Valentines
Deva Payaniandy28.40 (course pb)103rd - 51.25% Valentines
Louise Payaniandy30.00131st - 54.00% Valentines
Victoria Charlesworth35.38194th - 45.46% Valentines
Shailesh Patel42.24233rd - 35.65% Valentines
Frank Brownlie58.24 (50th parkrun)247th - 29.25% Valentines
John Henry19.00 (course pb)3rd - 71.32% Wanstead
Lance Fuller23.4039th - 65.49% Wanstead
Katie Whitton24.2248th - 60.74% Wanstead
Samir Younsi24.2952nd - 57.45% Wanstead
Kasia Stachowiak25.0560th - 59.80% Wanstead
Alex Jameson25.2767th - 57.50% Wanstead
Tim Aylett26.3877th - 51.25% Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi27.1387th - 55.97% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar28.38113th - 57.16% Wanstead
Peter Hatley28.57118th - 48.59% Wanstead
Anna Dingle30.00140th - 52.44% Wanstead
Caroline Moore30.12142nd - 60.76% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards30.50147th - 52.00% Wanstead
Morag Campbell35.16196th - 45.94% Wanstead

City Of London/Highgate Harriers Open Meet, Parliament Hill Fields - Wednesday 10th April 2019

NameTimePosition
Euan Brown15.02.27 pb2nd, 5000m
Thomas Grimes16.29.2316th, 5000m

Chase The Sun 5km, QEOP - Wednesday 10th April 2019

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Fabrizio Stefanoni18.095th
Chase the Sun Olympic Park
I decided to run the Chase the Sun Olympic Park last Saturday, after my soon-to-be announced she was gonna 'try this Parkrun business' I always spoke to her about. I knew I was up for some serious pacemaking at 6 minutes or more (I'm Italian, I still work in kms, not miles). Still, after that I felt I needed some lively run to keep the excitement of a newfound leg speed up, so I opted for a midweek challenge.
Besides, after such a long winter, a name suggesting some summerish scenario was quite appealing, despite the steep bill (£22, taking the mick?), and the persistent low temperature.
Extra challenge: I had to reach Stratford from Hertford on public transport. Actually no: ten minutes before leaving I found that my train was cancelled . My colleague Lawrence decided to come to the rescue, drove me to Finsbury Park, from where I got to Stratford in good time thanks to some lucky train combination.
Race practicalities are well organised: get there, queue up, get your race number and chip, some warm up, stretching, off you go. The scenery is great: such an urban gem like our Olympic Park deserves its own race. Marshalling is great: marshals help out with the route, cheer everyone up, everything feels great.
One doesn't have to decide whether to run a 5K or a 10K until 15 metres before the 5K finish line. If at that point you want to continue you just run two more laps (if you can of course).
I was determined to avoid the usual rookie mistake of rushing out of the start blocks, and tried to begin at a gentle 3:50 pace (6:10/mile, I'll have to learn), and I felt I was taking it quite easy. When Strava told me I was in fact clocking 3:36 (5:45) on the first km I thought that I was up for either a great finish time or a great finish nightmare.
I ran the next three kilometres at just about the same pace always trailing a tall fella. At about half mile from the finish line I envisioned my gray-haired Superman moment and decided to press on; the fella didn't peel off immediately, but for once I didn't relent, and dodging a dodgy 'straight-for-10K-left-for-5K-finish-line' junction I maintained my position (then unknown) and lost perhaps one or two secs.
Of course I'm happy for the result: all is going in the right direction - extra effort is followed by better times - and hopefully this will give me motivation when this equation is not directly satisfied. I look up to those that go faster than me and try to close the gap; and I'm learning that in any case everyone has their own target to chase. In this respect my result of tonight is not that great when compared to my soon-to-be's of Saturday - not referring to her first Parkrun time, but to the fact that she was out of bed that early on a Saturday morning.

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon - Sunday 7th April 2019

Antonio Martin Romero's Manchester Marathon Report: This year I decided to do the Manchester Marathon when we found out the due date for our baby was the day before the London Marathon haha, that also meant that my wife couldn't go to Manchester with me, so my father told me he would like to see me racing there and he bought a direct flight from Seville to Manchester, which added a bit more of motivation to my training, as I couldn't let him down.
I went to Manchester on Friday to avoid all the hassle to travel from London on Saturday, as the day before the marathon I like to be relax and try to be the less possible time on my feet, but I also like to walk a little bit, so I went to the event village to know exactly how to get there.
On the race day, I get to Old Trafford with plenty of time and went to the start with 20 minutes to go. I did a little warm-up and was ready to start. I stuck to the plan, avoiding running too fast at the beginning, and being patient to recover some places in the second half. I was running in a group for the first 5 miles, but they dropped the pace a little bit and I had to accelerate and started running own a little bit until I managed to contact with the group led by the legend Steve Way around mile 11. We passed the half way in 1h13.53, and after 14 miles Steve and most of the runners in our group slowed down, but I was lucky and two runners kept the pace and we start to run together. We passed the mile 20 and I was feeling very good, I just had to keep the pace and the PB would be in my hand. We were running at a very even pace, very comfortable, my tank was fine, so I focused on running with the most efficient running form, in fact, this time it was being very pleasant, different to Berlin, where I had to talk a couple of times to myself. My father was a master with the tram, I saw him five times during the course! With one mile to go you could see the finish in the distance, it seemed more than one mile! I managed to keep the pace and finished with a time of 2h27.26 and 13th overall, just over one minute slower than the second one, with the second half in 1h13.33, the fastest ever time from someone from Jerez (Spain), a dream. It was great to see Shahib and Stuart after the finish line. My father was there shouting, I didn't let him down, that made train hard the last 12 weeks and don't give up when my body was very tired and I had to do a tough workout. I think the key were those workouts with nothing left in the tank, so basically that's how you feel in the last miles, and you have to train that bit as well. This time it was slightly easier than previous times. Now time to rest and focus a little bit on the speed before starting the training for Berlin in July, where I hope to dip under 2h27 . Thanks to the club for all the support and all the messages I have received in the last day, much appreciated. Hopefully, I will see you all in the pub

Ellie Wilkinson: Race report from me !
Manchester marathon was brilliant. It is a flat and friendly course with an excellent local atmosphere. It was brilliantly organised, only thing was the start was a bit chaotic for me, trying to get to pen B which meant scrambling past all the other pens. In getting to my pen, I realised I had actually got in near the front, starting way too far forward with the speedsters, which in hind site did me no favours in setting off too quickly.
I am usually quite consistent in my pacing, so I am a little frustrated that I went off too quickly and did the first half almost as quickly as I would race a half marathon the second half was much harder and I was dropping pace by the mile. I guess I was testing the theory whether I could push it slightly at the start, but no, the key is definitely stick to your plan & maintain a comfortable steady pace or you will pay for it later. That said, the atmosphere & having my family, school friends and Nick holding a banner throughout the course made it an amazing day. There was support the whole way, with hardy northerners keeping you moving 'go on girl'
it was nice to see Selena, Gemma, Rob and Jacob on route - it is always such a boost to be wearing the club colours and doing it for East London! 4 times marathon runner, BQ & GFA retained. I shouldn't be too hard on myself eh so happy for everyone who smashed their targets this weekend.,B. Good luck to everyone for the marathons ahead this marathon season

Maud Hodson reports: Manchester Marathon Race Report
One thing Ive learnt this year is that PBs come in many shapes and sizes. I came into this race with big hopes, but also nervous and feeling the pressure of expectation after the start Ive had to the year.
The plan was to use the first couple of miles to settle into 8.30 pace then hold it there. Until mile 20 it went like clockwork. I still felt apprehensive, but my confidence increased as the miles ticked past nicely. And then the going got tough. Its just a slump - everyone has a slump. No. From mile 20 until 25 each mile was slower than the last. I was demoralised and furious with myself - the race starts at 20 miles - how could I have made such a rookie error?
I was within a whisker of walking off the course and DNFing. Twice I decided that the next step would be my last and I would walk. Yet somehow I didnt stop. Dont over-think it. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. This is what happened at the Essex 20 - just hang in. But I was sure that my dreams were gone.
Then, with about 3 miles to go I looked at my watch, and realised that actually the GFA time was still on. That would be a consolation prize worth having. And then a bit further on I realised I could still get a PB. My pace recovered a little. And then with a mile or so left I realised I could still go sub 3.50 - Cinderella, you shall go to the ball! I ran the home straight as hard as I could. 3.49.29! As soon as I crossed the line I started retching and had to be helped by a marshal. Twice I got cramp on the way to the baggage tent and had to grab random strangers for support. (One of them was wearing a Hackney Half T shirt and came from Stratford).
Looking back I think I was a bit hard on myself. Its four years since I really raced a marathon (last year I just tried to survive), so hard to be sure what pace I could do this time. And my fastest mile split was 8.29, so I hadnt really been rash. I think I can be proud of PB number 6 of 2019.
And what a wonderful day for ELR - a new club record from Antonio and PBs from so many of us. Also lovely to see Stuart, Geoff, Shahib & Russell around the course.
#lifeintheolddogyet


Lucy Barron reports: Another Manch related post!
I set out to get sub 4 by the skin of my teeth as I didnt think I was capable of much more as that would already be a fair chunk off my previous PB of 4:14, I had an idea of what I would need to do but no real plan as such, but after talking to Jimmy Dale last week he gave me some advice and an ACTUAL plan that I felt I could stick too stick behind the 4hr pacer and over take them later on if you can that seemed do able....... then after chatting to Ellie over lunch on Saturday I discovered there were pacers for 3:59 and 3:58 so with a bit of encouragement I was persuaded to find the 3:58 pacer......except come race day Im making the chaotic walk to my wave only to discover that 3:58 wasnt in my wave, It was so packed I couldnt see any other pacers so rather than stress myself out about my plan I decided to just stick in my allotted wave and just trust that I could do it on my own. I felt amazing for the majority of the course, I was regimented with my gels and made sure not to exert myself where I didnt need too ( I wasnt even acknowledging people when they cheered my name so apologies to any ELRs I ignored ). I realised at 13 miles how far ahead of the 4hr pacer I was and when somebody cheered youre smashing it I looked at my watch smiled and thought to myself YES I REALLY AM aha. I knew I had it in the bag if I just kept pushing, as usual the last 10k was tough but Id made such good time up until then that for the very first time for me in a marathon I got to 20 and didnt need to stress about the last stretch of miles.
Manchester was my best performance to date and Ill never forget it, I exceeded my goal way beyond what I ever thought I could achieve, I crossed the line in 3hrs 51, rang my mum and burst into tears (because Im a big 28 year old baby)
It was lovely as always to have ELR in full force, apologies again for completely ignoring any ELRs spectating and cheering along the course.
Big thank you to Gemma,Ellie,Robyn and Greg for making such a fantastic weekend even more memorable!

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon - Sunday 7th April 2019

NameTimePosition
Antonio Martin Romero2.27.26 pb (club record)13th
Stuart Kelly2.46.58 pb166th
Joseph Gunn 3.00.02 pb866th
Robert Rayworth3.19.28 pb1991st
Jacob Stevens3.24.36 pb2390th
Eleanor Wilkinson3.28.40 gfa2421st
Selina Vernal3.32.21 pb3322nd
Gemma Foxall3.36.49 pb3664th
Maud Hodson3.49.29 pb & gfa4764th
Lucy Barron3.51.37 pb4999th
Lauren Kelly3.52.29 debut4907th
Suzanne Bench3.49.12 gfa5633rd
Nathaniel Dye4.10.476657th
Robyn Turtle4.16.49 pb8104th
Ford Cadiogan4.32.078222nd
Karan Gadhia4.40.068436th
Marc Akers4.26.269181st
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera4.29.17 pb9312th
Roselin Boramakot5.06.1511621st
Jason Levy5.16.3111925th
Marc Akers reports: Manchester marathon run report
Having run Liverpool marathon last year & having a complete nightmare
I booked Manchester a few days after making sure this would be different
Training went well until Feb when I got man flu & missed some long runs & seeing my granddaughter until March
I got back on track with training and before I new it I was in Manchester on Friday having dinner with some of the werrington joggers from Peterborough.
Saturday we had arranged to go out during the day
National football museum & then to the imperial war museum & later to meet up with my ELR club mates for carb loading.
Sunday I was up around 6 to have a pre race massage & then some breakfast well that was the plan
Got away from my massage late & had a shake for breakfast & then walked to the start with Jason Levy Jackie & Billy
It was pretty crowded in our pen & strange that Jackie & Billy could walk into our pens with Jason & me
We waited around until 9:30 & then we were off
My plan was to run 10m/m for as long as possible and walk the water stations & take gels at 14 18 & 22 miles walking as I took them I knew this would slow my finish time down but under 5hrs was my goal
At 5k I still felt good so pushed & was weaving my way through crowds of people walking the miles went past quickly & then I heard a woman shout the finish is round the corner I looked up & could see the finish & my watch Beeb 26 miles so I pushed with what I had left I looked up at the clock as I finished & it said 4hrs 56 mins & I knew Id gone under 4hrs 30 so I was completely blown away.
Now time to relax and recover
Thank you Grant Conway for ur support & training plan & Stuart Stupot Barton Joanna Wood & Jason levy


Nathaniel Dye reports: Manchester Marathon Race Report
The overall experience of this race reminded me why its great to be part of ELR.
Ive not been able to come to club runs recently and it was lovely to see lots of club mates again at the Saturday evening meal - good vibes!
Then on Sunday morning came the serious work of running a marathon!
This was my first experience of pacing, as Id offered to help get my brother, Jon, through his first marathon. It brought back a lot of memories, including the maranoia! After catching up for a team photo and sending more positive vibes, we set off on our 26.2 mile jaunt around Manchester. I felt like I did a pretty good job at being the voice of moderation and helped Jon avoid starting too quickly. We also made a point of maintaining constant effort (rather than speed) up and down the modest hills. This resulted in us both gaining more places than we lost and maintaining a really even pace around 8:45 per mile. So far, so good!
Then, as we entered the last five miles, Jon hit the wall. Hard. We've since analysed what we could have done to avoid this and came to the conclusion that there wasn't really anything. We set a pace based on a couple of 20 mile training runs and nutrition was not an issue. I guess marathon running can never be an exact science!
In any case, the wall was hit and with very little left in the legs and lungs, I watched on in wondrous pride as my brother struggled on with only grit and determination to go on. We kept going through 24 miles, slowing down, but still passing many others. At this point, there was no option but to walk for a while, but I was seriously impressed when he somehow summoned something in the empty reserves to run again, taking the race home and getting over the line, still running, in a thoroughly well deserved 4h10.
In hindsight, I was not quite the moderating influence I thought I might have been, but we did it.
It is quite something to vicariously relive that first marathon experience, including the joy of the post-marathon club meet up - awash with the joy of a host of PBs.
Now, lets see if I can make it to track tonight...

Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera: Another Race Report for Manchester 2019 (not the shortest, sorry!)
At the end of the training of my last marathon, I told myself that I would stick to one a year only this lasted for around 2 months :-) till I decided to enter Manchester the night of the London marathon club ballot With the ELR crew going over, this felt like Manchester was the new London!
Travelling on Friday made it feels like a great escape weekend with the extra bonus of jogging the lovely Stretford parkrun with many fellow marathon runners… I usually like to be on my own the night before a marathon but that fabulous carb loading with the ELR gang actually managed to calm my nerves especially finishing it by a sprint to the tram with Maud(in heels !!!)
Forgetting about superstition, a bunch of us agreed to meet in front of the first aid tent for a pre-race pic, then made our way to our respective pens with a long queue at the loos I decided to start right in front of my pen, learning from London where I had to overtake so many people. I had a plan (which Grant found too conservative) and really wanted to stick to it I have never hit the wall during a marathon, but on that one, I was really going for a best time and I knew I couldn't afford messing up my pace.
That was actually the hardest thing over the first half: holding back to not go too fast , I was pacing myself at 10:15 min/miles , slowing down when it was needed But there is something reassuring about it too, knowing that you are going slower than you could… At around mile 4, I met Jack who was doing his first marathon and was aiming to do it under 4.30, so we stayed together We chatted a bit about our most memorable races, laughed at the boards , the kids, saw a huge turtle on the way and checked regularly if the other one was feeling ok . We soon found Marc It suited me well to stay just behind him as I knew he would be a bit quicker than me while at the same time, I found it comforting to have an ELR in sight in addition to wonderful supporter Geoff that I managed to spot twice in the crowd!
I reached 13.1 miles in 2:13 which I had planned for 2:15 this was pretty good and quite reassuring Stomach was good this time so I indulged on the chocolate Outrage and Salted caramel gels. I was still feeling quite OK legs still quite fresh so, I pushed slightly quicker at mile 15 with (just) 11 miles more to go as I had told Jack previously but he didn't manage to follow By that time, Marc and I kept meeting each other, I would overtake him at the water stations, he would overtake me the following mile I tried to stick with him for a bit but was too afraid of the 3 last miles and let him go I was right cause Marc, obviously had still some more in the tank while I was starting to struggle to stay at a pace under 10:30min/mile I knew a while ago that a PB was in the bag, but there was also a possibility to go under 4:30 ! The holy grail for me I had to dig really deep in the last 3 miles to manage it I was taking Lucozade tablets every mile to occupy my mind The legs were going but were refusing to go quicker Last mile in sight I had to do it in less than 10 mins and that's when the cramping started I started to swear (internally, Frank. the CoC was not breached ) Not now, not now, I had to go on, I was so close As I was grimacing, I saw the finishing line in sight and Shahib and Stuart (thanks, guys!) this gave me the boost I needed to sprint the last 300 yards and finish in 4:29:17 !
I could barely walk but realised I still had a bit of energy as I had the strength to complain with another woman about the men fitted only t-shirts ! A quick look at the results (as Don as usual didn't fail us) completed the excitement with a new record for Antonio and so many PBs ! A friend of mine who had finished a while ago as well as Suzanne, Jacob, Nathaniel and their friends and families had waited for me to go to the pub which was really sweet, it was a long way but I was delighted to see the wonderful Ellie and Lucy (who was more relaxed than when I saw her in the morning ) and celebrate with the gang (I was long gone after half a glass of prosecco ).
Helped by Grant, I had a plan and I managed to stick to it for which I am so grateful I have absolutely no regrets for this race, I know that if I want to go quicker next time, I will simply have to train harder but follow the same plan !

Rotterdam Marathon - Sunday 7th April 2019

NameTimePosition
James Nichols3.14.04 pb
Ged Browne3.52.05 pb
Emmet Fitzgibbon4.46.21
James reports:- 3:14:04 - 9th marathon and best time by 7 minutes.
Knew I was in great shape for it and despite (typically) the temperature
shooting up by 6-7 degrees on race day I stayed totally in the zone throughout.
Perfect weather to hit the pubs!

Ged Browne reports: Rotterdam race report
Having previously run London and Barcelona I was looking for another spring marathon that ticked the same boxes - big city atmosphere and a flat course; Rotterdam provides both, with the added bonus of a comfortable Eurostar journey ( goodbye Ryanair cramped seats). The city is easy to get around by public transport and small enough to stay within easy access of the Expo & start line. Having arrived wearing gloves and down jacket and trained through wet and windy March, Sunday dawned bright & sunny with notifications from the organisers to expect temperatures of 20 degrees and take warm weather precautions. Why does this always happen on marathon Sunday??
The start pens were pretty crowded and after the noisy hyped-up start things stayed congested for the first mile or two as we headed across the city’s iconic Erasmus bridge. Once I hit my pace I was running comfortably for the next few miles, passing the 3.50. pacer but reining in on several occasions, aware of the importance (to me, anyway) of a steady pace. Reached half way bang on plan and feeling fine, although beginning to feel the effects of 2 hours in the sun, and we know 13.1 isnt really half-way in a marathon at all, dont we? This section of the route was quiet and suburban and although support was present, not the noisy encouragement of the city centre sections. I saw my wife around mile 15 which helped, but then as mile 16, 17, 18 went by I was having to focus more and more on holding my pace. I managed and then we hit the bridge back in to the city and the crowds were up close and noisy and gave me the encouragement to push on to mile 20 on track for a planned sub- 3.50. From here on my strategy was to pay less attention to steady pacing and race the people around me - those sessions at track and club trying to hang on to the likes of Ellie & Craig seeing me through past mile 22. However, I could feel my pace veering erratically and the combination of heat and a reduced taper due to injury began to drain the running out of me. I dropped a minute per mile and when the 3.50. pacer passed me at mile 24 I had nothing left to give. I had to dig deep just to keep moving after that, but with the crowds roaring us on made a final effort for the last half mile to cross in 3.52. 05.
So, pb by nearly 6 minutes and definitely pleased, but still a bit disappointed to have been so close for so long, yet missed out on my target - but if this game was easy and predictable, we wouldn’t do it would we?

St Clare's Hospice 10km - Sunday 7th April 2019

NameTimePosition
Jamie Xavier42.5622nd
Caroline McGirr57.22198th
Jamie reports: After back to back half marathons recently was good to
get back in 10k action at St Clare Hospice in Harlow...42.56 and 22nd spot.
Whilst walking to start line overheard a couple of TOWIE wannabes talking
about marathons...one had me in stitches after saying 'It was 24 miles long!'

Adidas City Run 1 hour, St Pauls, London - Sunday 7th April 2019

NameTimePosition
Craig Livermore8.9 miles97th
Maya Goodwin5.7 miles2110th
Adidas City Run. How many mile laps can you do in an hour. I was aiming for as close to six as possible.
Grumpy at 7am as I leave the house to get on a bus. Stupid Central Line.
Happy at the very short loo queue in Starbucks.
Grumpy as I take my jumper off to put in bag drop. Its cold.
Grumpy for the first half mile as everyone nearly knocked me over trying to get past me (I should add that it wasnt like I started at the very front of the pack - I was nearer the back!)
Happy at the 0.5 mile stage as I see Marc Taffy and his purple volunteers at the water station.
At 1.2 miles, I spy Craig Livermore going the other way. 1.5 miles he catches me and we cheer each other on.
Happy at 1.3 miles by the Adidas cheer crew who are loud with confetti cannons.
Happy at 1.6 miles as I see my neighbour who shouts we are in the next wave and we have our car to drive home - need a lift?
Happy at the 2.3, 2.5, 3.3, 3.5 stages as I pass Adidas and the purples again.
Grumpy for the fourth lap as I realise this still isnt the last one.
Happy for the last one as I count down the minutes till the klaxon.
I leg it for all I’m worth to catch the .8 mile chip mat, but I think I just missed it. My Garmin says I made it though, so Ill take that. Happy.
A great medal and a peanut butter protein bar and a lift home. Happy.Maya Goodwin

Pendle Fell Races inc Lancashire Fell Championships (4.5miles/ 1500ft) - Saturday 6th April 2019

NameTimePosition
Euan Brown37.4227th
232 finishers - 4.5 miles with 1500ft of climb.
Repping ELR in the Lancashire County Fell Champs today in Pendle. Think I
finished somewhere in the top 30. Very tough. Not my cup of tea, but a nice
day for it, if you like that sort of thing. And a free beer at the end.
Race was won by Team GB Fell runner Chris Holdsworth, was quite something
seeing him caning it up the side of the mountain!

Victoria Park Open 5m - Saturday 6th April 2019

NameTimePosition
Mark Boulton27.5910th
Billy Rayner29.5431st
Peter Craik32.38 pb47th
Team placing: East London Runners 4th place.

QEOP Summer Series 10km - Saturday 6th April 2019

NameTimePosition
Carolyn Edwards53.23187th

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 6th April 2019

NameTimePosition
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera30.33* debut463rd - 50.08% Stretford
Andy Bolderstone24.21* debut86th - 57.77% Worcester
Katherine Harris46.22* debut404th - 32.64% Worcester Pitchcroft
Andrew Howard25.02* debut35th - 62.98% Highwoods
Thomas Grimes18.04* (course pb & 1st)1st - 74.45% Limerick
Georgie Hooper23.33* (course pb)58th - 62.99% Stevenage
John Henry19.41* debut12th - 68.84% Lloyd, Croydon
Kasia Stachowiak26.06 debut81st - 57.47% Lloyd, Croydon
Sarah Faull27.26 debut62nd - 54.01% Trelissick
Jakub Czeczotka22.55 debut19th - 58.25% Pymmes
Chris Green24.00 debut75th - 56.88% Raphaels
Shahib Miah Ali22.54 (debut & double buggy)102nd - 56.99% Southwark
Martin Quinlan26.09190th - 55.07% Southwark
Samia Choudhury32.41 debut323rd - 45,28% Southwark
Stephen Swan30.40 debut76th - 42.39% Queen Elizabeth
Alexandra Wilkinson50.04 (49th parkrun)214th - 32.69% Hockley Woods
Patrick Brown17.18 (course pb)2nd - 75.43% Walthamstow
Steven Bywater25.2747th - 59.86% Walthamstow
Lawrence Foster21.09 (course pb)9th - 72.66% Barking
Paul Marshall21.02 (course pb)9th - 62.36% Gunpowder
Richard Potter21.4616th - 60.95% Gunpowder
Andrew Baxter22.3225th - 65.46% Gunpwder
Richard Guest21.01 debut56th - 67.96% Mile End
Paul Quinton18.442nd - 72.33% Roding Valley
Dan Gritton18.453rd - 76.18% Roding Valley
Stuart Barton24.30153rd - 59.73% Hackney
Fabrizio Stefanoni32.04309th - 44.34% Hackney
Aaron Browne18.03 (1st man)1st - 71.47% Valentines
Med Dahbi20.393rd - 71.43% Valentines
Karen Levison22.09 (1st lady)17th - 77.58% Valentines
Mounir Dahbi22.2820th - 59.87% Valentines
Veronica Carrasco26.3968th - 55.53% Valentines
Naimah Riaz26.4871st - 57.84% Valentines
Alice Barrett32.01 (course pb)161st - 46.23% Valentines
Lance Fuller23.5354th - 64.90% Wanstead
Samir Younsi24.4967th - 56.68% Wanstead
Suzanne Taylor26.10100th - 63.31% Wanstead
Fiona Day27.26 (200th Wanstead run)110th - 71.75% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar27.43112th - 59.05% Wanstead
Diana Rexhepaj28.15119th - 58.64% Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi29.20137th - 51.93% Wanstead
Caroline Moore29.29139th - 62.24% Wanstead
Angela May29.36141st - 50.84% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards31.35166th - 50.77% Wanstead
Jane Clapton34.44192nd - 46.64% Wanstead
Morag Campbell36.40200th - 44.18% Wanstead
Elizabeth ODonnell43.38221st - 37.97% Wanstead

Dorney Lake Marathon Prep - Sunday 31st March 2019

NameTimePosition
Isabella Allan2.46.18112th
482 finishers.
On Sunday I completed my first ever 20 mile race around Dorney Lake in preparation
for the London Marathon! It consisted of five laps, I wanted to stop after lap 4
but continued on with a time of 3:46! On the back of my training, I will be hosting
a charity fundraiser this Saturday 6th April, I know some may not be around.
However there are some great prizes up for grabs and lots of cake if anyone would
like to come along! Details attached.

The Royal Borough of Kingston Spring Raceday 16 miles - Sunday 31st March 2019

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NameTimePosition
Arthur Diaz2.32.20
Thought I dedicate this 16 Mile tapering run last Sunday to ELR club. Still on
high after being named CROTM for March 2019.
Even with hardly any sleep due to cold, train connection issues, and being half
an hour late at the start - I still managed to fully enjoy this run and even a
got good pace. Its a flat course, set around Kingston Upon Thames, running
between two bridges in two laps which starts and finishes at the Market Place.
Perfect for an easy tapering run and I highly recommend it, if you don't mind
the Sunday 8am start.
Thanks again ELR for the confidence boost on the weekend. Next stop, Paris Marathon!

Braintree 5m (inc Essex Championships) - Sunday 31st March 2019

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown27.4313th
Maud Hodson38.28204th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera42.29271st

Orion 15 - Saturday 30th March 2019

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NameTimePosition
Samuel Browne1.42.5718th
Thomas Grimes1.44.5424th
Dan Gritton1.55.3048th
Scott McMillan1.56.1153rd
Ava Lee2.06.2099th
Caroline Frith2.11.37133rd
Robert Rayworth2.13.37141st
Zoila Gilham-Fernandez2.16.20152nd
Stephen Taylor2.18.51168th
Nick Hoult2.19.03170th
Craig Simpson2.21.17184th
Aaron Williams2.22.20187th
Peter Hatley2.23.11199th
Nathaniel Dye2.24.49207th
John Healy2.33.05245th
Gareth Davies2.38.37268th
Alex Jameson2.41.59281st
Jonathan Wooldridge2.46.35302nd
Fiona Critchley2.46.46304th
Paul Thompson2.53.28331st
Grant Conway2.53.28332nd
357 finishers.
Nat Dye Orion 15 Race Report
After 100k last week, I didnt have high expectations for this race. I shouldnt have worried in that account my legs felt fine. However, the real handicap came in the form of a massive hangover that was the result of being plyed with booze by Ms Bad Influence Maud Hodson until 2am this morning.
Despite all this, I started the race in good spirits with the pressure off and nothing to prove to myself. Rather than a race, this felt like a social run as I chatted my way through the picturesque surroundings of Epping Forest. As I wasnt gunning for a PB or anything, I walked up all the hills. This put me back less than expected and I was able to really go for it on the downhills and the flats. To my surprise, this tactic helped me to pick up places as I went along and I felt pretty fresh at the end. Even more surprising was the course PB. I might have to try this run-walk thing more often!
As Im sure everyone knows, this race is a club favourite. What an enjoyable stroll through the forest!


Caroline Frith: Mini race report - I was definitely apprehensive about Orion 15 this year, not because I doubted my fitness, more to do with doubting my footwear and sense of direction. Having gone wrong twice in the Mercury 10 and spent a lot of that race skating on mud in my Hoka trail shoes, my goals for today were 1) dont get lost, 2) dont fall over in the mud and then if all went amazingly well 3) beat my time from last year.
Well the mud was non existent which suited me down to the ground. My memories from last year of slipping backwards down hills when trying to run up them thankfully remained memories. The sun shone, the forest was looking beautiful covered in blossom and new leaves, my kids were my usual support crew (yes the children at mile 9 trying to flog vegan jelly babies were mine) and Calvin Bobin kept popping up just when the fatigue was setting in. Not forgetting Maya Goodwin and her cow bell and all the wonderful Orion marshals. And the people that laid the trail were obviously keen that no one should get lost today because there was sawdust in abundance! The Hansel and Gretel trail was easy to follow. The icing on the cake was seeing Frank Brownlie at the end. Oh, and I knocked 9 minutes off my time from last year. Given that I dont think Ill ever get a PB in a conventional race again - Ill take that.


Scott McMillan:- Finished the ridiculously hard Orion 15 mile cross
country race in 1:56:11 today. There were insanely steep hills, madcap descents,
stiles, hurdles over logs, jumps over streams, and occasional swamps and bogs.
My aim was to finish in under 2 hours (previous time was 2:01), and to try to
enjoy it, soaking in the incredible views and forest scenery. Comfortably achieved
all of that.
My running in 2019 started with a flat 1500m indoor race, and Ive pushed on to
the most un-flat 15 mile outdoor race, with some nice PBs in between. Going to rest
my running legs for a little bit now, theyve earned it.

Run Through Velopark 5km - Saturday 30th March 2019

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NameTimePosition
Samir Younsi24.2217th, 2nd V40
Deva Payaniandy29.4345th
Louise Payaniandy30.5249th

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 30th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Chris Green20.24* debut32nd - 66.91% Ashton Court
Andy Bolderstone24.47* debut44th - 56.76% Sunny Hill
Fabrizio Stefanoni18.51* debut5th - 75.24% Hasenheide, Berlin
Sarah Faull24.38* debut54th - 60.15% Grangemoor
Morag Campbell36.37* debut545th - 44.24% Tilgate
Andrew Howard24.14* debut31st - 64.51% Dunstable Downs
Shahib Miah Ali20.42 debut28th - 63.04% Hampstead Heath
Mark Moir21.47 debut51st - 59.22% Hampstead Heath
Paul Marshall21.58 debut58th- 59.71% Hampstead Heath
Lawrence Foster22.01 (course pb)21st - 69.80% Bognor Regis
Stephen Swan23.28 debut128th - 55.40% Norwich
Kat Maskell26.26 debut & 99th273rd - 57.25% Preston parkrun, Brighton
Stuart Barton24.08 debut154th - 60.64% Norwich
Katherine Harris22.05 (course pb & 1st)20th - 68.53% Barking
Shaun DeSena30.09 debut134th - 43.01% Victoria Dock
Martin Quinlan32.24462nd - 44.44% Burgess
Richard Potter21.2526th - 61.95% Gunpowder
Georgie Hooper24.5171st - 59.69% Stevenage
Patrick Brown17.322nd - 74.43% Walthamstow
James Nichols21.038th - 62.63% Walthamstow
Andrew Baxter21.3911th - 68.13% Walthamstow
Mark Boulton17.017th - 77.47% Hackney
Billy Rayner17.4417th - 73.97% Hackney
John Henry18.19 (course pb)26th - 73.98% Hackney
Clive Mehew21.19 (course pb)97th - 67.55% Hackney
Peter Hatley23.11151st - 60.68% Hackney
Saheb Yousefi24.04177th - 54.78% Hackney
Aaron Browne18.09 (1st man)1st - 71.07% Valentines
Craig Livermore19.323rd - 66.04% Valentines
Med Dahbi20.3510th - 71.66% Valentines
Emmet Fitzgibbon22.0522nd - 61.36% Valentines
Mounir Dahbi22.2224th - 60.13% Valentines
Dominic Dragonetti23.1234th - 59.70% Valentines
Mary OBrien26.3382nd - 76.33% Valentines
Lauren Kelly26.3984th - 55.53% Valentines
Naimah Riaz26.45 (course pb)86th - 57.94% Valentines
Rajeshwari Parthasarathy29.25 (course pb)137th - 51.16% Valentines
Ravinder Bassi44.06259th - 36.02% Valentines
Deepali Chouhan47.13271st - 31.87% Valentines
Ciaran Canavan21.3829th - 65.56% Wanstead
Lance Fuller24.1961st - 63.74% Wanstead
Kasia Stachowiak25.0773rd - 59.72% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar25.0774th - 65.16% Wanstead
Catriona Hoult25.11 (course pb)76th - 62.48% Wanstead
Suzanne Taylor25.5393rd - 64.01% Wanstead
Tim Aylett26.43113th - 51.09% Wanstead
Rachel Le Roux28.55150th - 52.05% Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi28.56152nd - 52.65% Wanstead
Claire Emery29.48170th - 54.92% Wanstead
Michael Bamford30.37176th - 48.94% Wanstead
Louis Le Roux30.38177th - 43.58% Wanstead
Fiona Day31.28193rd - 62.55% Wanstead
Angela May32.11201st - 46.76% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards33.58218th - 47.20% Wanstead
Don Bennett37.53238th - 42.32% Wanstead
Elizabeth ODonnell41.39247th - 39.78% Wanstead
Julie Creffield46.24262nd - 32.97% Wanstead
Morag Campbell reports:_ I did Tilgate Parkrun (Crawley) this morning!
Its in a beautiful setting but fairly tough for us who are used flat runs as
a few hills! Im proud of myself though as ran the whole course (even the hills)
and wanted to thank Grant Conway for the few times I did hill training with
him as it certainly helped with the downhills as I passed quite a few people
going downhill ( and the walkers going up ) and my time was faster than last
week at Wanstead!

Toyota Catch The Car 5km, QEOP - Sunday 24th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Samir Younsi25.0414th of 84.

Canalathon 100km - Sunday 24th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Nathaniel Dye11.48.4522nd of 50
Nat Dye: Canalathon Race Report
So I set off for my first 100k at 7am on a cold, but glorious morning in the quaint little town of Sowerby Bridge, near Halifax. From there, we joined the Rochdale Canal and took a meandering journey along the tow path through beautiful Pennine countryside.
I felt really good for about 30 miles up to Manchester. Then, as I turned round at 50k, two things happened. Firstly, I slowed down dramatically, pretty much suddenly losing over 2 minutes per mile. Secondly, for the first time ever during a run, I felt really sick. The following 10k were amongst the most challenging Ive ever run, and in that include running up and down Ben Nevis. They say you should never try anything new on race day and I guess I just ate a bit too much of the wrong stuff. Thatll learn me. Thankfully, the sickness faded in time.
I wasnt able to recover the pace of the first 50k, so the second 50 were just a case of grinding out mile after gruelling mile. Ultras seem to include a number of peaks and troughs and I somehow felt absolutely brilliant from about 70-80k. I spent the last 50k really wanting to stop running.
Crossing the finish line came as a blessed relief and just as I got under cover, the heavens opened!
The race was small, but very friendly and staffed by amazing volunteers. Apart from being a flat 100k (a rare thing!) I can see why so many people choose to make this their first.
I think I can now call myself a proper ultra runner.

London Landmarks Half Marathon - Sunday 24th March 2019

NameTimePosition
John Henry1.26.2565th
Jamie Xavier1.35.54358th
James Nichols1.36.39464th
Karan Gadhia1.50.242029th
Sarah Faull1.58.183222nd
Marcela Vasques2.05.276545th
Samia Choudhury2.29.35 pb8241st

Run Fest at Lee Valley Half Marathon - Sunday 24th March 2019

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Lawrence Foster1.40.0392nd
Suzanne Bench1.49.45180th
Suzanne Taylor1.59,00278th
Andrea Waller2.00.18287th
Catriona Hoult2.00.35289th
Lawrence Foster: Well organised super flat run on a mix of good surfaces.
Would encourage anyone from ELR looking for HM or 10K PB to try their hand here.
Wonderful support from fellow club members both at the meeting and beforehand at
the club runs and track training as always.
Slightly cross with myself for not running a teeny, tiny bit faster, but 3sec
over 100 still makes it a great day.

Run Fest at Lee Valley 10km - Sunday 24th March 2019

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NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes35.022nd
Stuart Kelly35.485th
Fabrizio Stefanoni38.2713th
Spencer Evans38.5416th

Colchester Half Marathon - Sunday 24th March 2019

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Laura Kemp1.47.23756th
Graham Peacock1.51.13986th
Diana Rexhepaj2.11.381977th
Caroline McGirr2.11.381978th

Oakley 20m - Sunday 24th March 2019

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Manjit Bedi2.27.3779th of 870

Hastings Half Marathon - Sunday 24th March 2019

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Sharon Lincoln2.31.362097th

Gade Valley 20m - Sunday 24th March 2019

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Stephen Taylor2.45.46
Katie Whitton3.06.55
Fiona Day3.26.25
Arthur Diaz3.30.49
Helen McGuinness3.55

Tough Run Half Marathon, Greenwich Park - Saturday 23rd March 2019

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Michael Bamford1.33.0213th, 2nd V50

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 23rd March 2019

NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes17.32* (1st & course pb)1st - 76.71% Canons Park
Andrew Howard23.41* debut14th - 66.01% Merthyr
John Booth17.42* (course pb)14th - 75.99% Burgess
Lauren Kelly23.37* debut93rd - 62.67%Kingsbury Water
Stephen Swan24.16* debut13th - 53.57% East Brighton
Andy Bolderstone23.43 debut118th - 59.31% Southwark
Shahib Miah Ali19.28* debut17th - 67.04% Northala Fields
Paul Marshall21.06 debut35th - 62.16% Northala Fields
Mark Moir21.27 debut37th - 60.14% Northala Fields
Karan Gadhia22.04 debut44th - 58.46% Northala Fields
Stuart Barton23.45 debut15th - 61.61% Aldenham
Jonathan Wooldridge24.3318th - 58.66% Aldenham
Fiona Critchley25.19* debut21st - 68.80% Aldenham
Richard Guest26.46 (1st buggy run)220th - 53.36% Highbury Fields
Dan Gritton18.355th - 76.86% Roding Valley
Caroline Frith21.37 (1st lady)18th - 71.16% Roding Valley
Susan Bushnell38.04105th - 52.45% Thurrock,Orsett Heath
Katherine Harris21.3843rd - 69.95% Victoria Dock
Martin Quinlan30.27135th - 47.29% Victoria Dock
Richard Potter21.259th - 61.95% Gunpowder
Marc Akers34.47155th - 41.06% Gunpowder
Diana Rexhepaj28.3641st - 57.93% Beckton
Patrick Brown18.084th - 71.97% Walthamstow
Janet Bywater25.1238th - 69.97% Walthamstow
Euan Brown15.16* (1st, age cat rec, 99th parkrun & course pb)1st - 84.50% Hackney
Paul Quinton17.249th - 77.87% Hackney
Robert Rayworth18.37 (pb)28th - 75.42% Hackney
Nick Hoult21.05 (course pb)75th - 67.27% Hackney
Ijeoma Anozie27.21239th - 56.25% Hackney
Maya Goodwin30.01287th - 54.53% Hackney
Med Dahbi20.2510th - 72.24% Valentines
Mounir Dahbi21.57 (course pb)27th - 61.28% Valentines
Craig Livermore22.0228th - 58.55% Valentines
Ged Browne22.11 debut30th - 70.47% Valentines
Karen Levison23.2849th - 73.22% Valentines
Naimah Riaz27.04108th - 57.27% Valentines
Mary OBrien27.39117th - 73.30% Valentines
Jason Levy29.19146th - 49.12% Valentines
Alice Barrett35.00 (course pb)221st - 42.29% Valentines
James Wilson18.353rd - 74.53% Wanstead
Tom Marshall18.495th - 70.95% Wanstead
Scott McMillan19.129th - 72.74% Wanstead
David Hallybone23.26 (course pb)50th -59.60% Wanstead
Ciaran Canavan23.5053rd - 59.51% Wanstead
Lance Fuller24.1459th - 63.96% Wanstead
Liam Dempsey25.3572nd - 50.81% Wanstead
Samir Younsi25.4677th - 54.59% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar26.0787th - 62.67% Wanstead
Fiona Day27.24103rd - 71.84% Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi30.17137th - 50.30% Wanstead
Angela May33.09168th - 45.40% Wanstead
Alexandra Wilkinson33.10169th - 49.35% Wanstead
Caroline Moore33.14170th - 55.22% Wanstead
Morag Campbell37.04198th - 43.71% Wanstead
Richard Guest: This morning I did my first park run with Jacob at Highbury Fields
so please can my park run entry show as (first with buggy). Of course I was a bit slower
but it was nice to do it with the young fellow and he seemed to enjoy it.

Robert Rayworth: I have been chasing a dream for the last two years to do a Parkrun (5km)in under 19minutes. I always seemed to be just over and have never managed to do it until today! Hackney Marshes 65th Parkrun 18:37 So pleased to have achieved this result. At times I have been at the point of virtually giving up. However seeing other clubs members achievements is truly inspiring and has motivated me to push myself even harder. It’s great you share your race reports, the highs, the lows, trials and tribulations. Thanks to you all for helping me achieve this result!

Endurance Life Sussex, Half Marathon, Eastbourne - Sunday 17th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Georgie Hooper2.20.44253rd
Fun in the wind. Great half marathon on some awesome terrain in slightly less awesome weather! And beers, obvs.

Lisbon Half Marathon - Sunday 17th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Dan Gritton1.20.50174th
Andrew Baxter1.28.49637th
Carlton DSouza1.32.26880th
Peter Hatley1.34.521137th
Jamie Xavier1.37.271450th
Richard Guest1.39.171895th
Paul Thompson1.41.311961st
Grant Conway1.46.372772nd
John Healy1.52.504310th
Jonathan Wooldridge1.54.454720th
George Georgiou2.16.028521st
10,600 finishers.

Grant Conway: Flew out. Went for a short reconnaissance run. Sampled
the local bars until 1am. Got woken up by a fire alarm at 7am. Did a tour of
Lisbon and went to the expo. Ate and drank loads more. Ran a HM and now
back out eating and drinking again. Return to UK tomorrow.

Brentwood Half Marathon - Sunday 17th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Stuart Kelly1.23.3041st
James Nichols1.28.23102nd
Peter Craik1.40.08 debut373rd
Maud Hodson1.44.41 pb539th
Lauren Kelly1.46.43631st
Jimmy Dale1.46.59629th
Sarah Dale1.46.59630th
Hayley Collins1.53.051000th
Arthur Diaz2.03.501410th
Wayne Kelly2.07.241565th
Ian Cooper2.07.351575th
Maud Hodson Mini race report:
This was such a different story from the Essex 20 two weeks ago - in Rochford
I'd had to dig so deep to squeak a narrow PB. Today it was never really in doubt
- the weather was so much better, and the hills not as tough as I was expecting.
I did what I would always advise against - after the first few miles I decided
it was going well enough to throw the race plan out of the window and go for more.
Still couldn't believe it when I crossed the line under 1.45 -
I really didn't think that was on. Bring on Manchester.

Reading Half Marathon - Sunday 17th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Antonio Martin Romero1.11.34 pb50th
Spencer Evans1.26.39381st
Janet Bywater1.47.392209th
Antonio reports: Last test before the Manchester Marathon today in Reading.
I wasn't expecting to get a PB today, firstly because the course has several inclines
and twisted turns and secondly because of the high mileage and workouts I have doing
this week and in the previous one.
The wind seemed fine at the beginning of the race, but in some areas I was struggling
to run fast as I was running most of time on my own, overtaking runners, and the wind
slowed me down from mile 7 to 9, and then I managed to do the last 5k in around 16:25
to finish with a time of 1h11'34". Three weeks to go!

Milton Keynes 20m - Sunday 17th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Stephen Taylor2.39.02 pb201st
Sarah Faull3.11.59577th
Roselin Boramakot3.30.18 course pb737th
789 finishers

Milton Keynes Half Marathon - Sunday 17th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Nathaniel Dye1.55.08498th
1177 finishers.

Oundle 20m - Sunday 17th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Jennifer Ansell2.20.3923rd, 1st lady
Marc Akers3.18.44252nd
299 finishers.

Fleet Pre London Half Marathon - Sunday 17th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Mark Boulton1.18.1577th
2696 finishers.

Victoria Park 10km - Sunday 17th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Maya Goodwin1.06.05178th
Victoria Park is the new Ilford, which is the new Reading, which is the new Brentwood which is the new Lisbon. by Maya
I have been meaning to do one of the Victoria Park races for aaages. Close by, low key, cheap to enter. I made a decision a few weeks ago that this year was the year Id actually get faster instead of slower. I then proceeded to not run very much. Hmm. Now Im no statistician, but even I know that to get better at running, well, you have to run!
So on Monday I googled 10ks for this weekend, and entered. Getting off at Mile End this morning I was pleased to see other runners that I followed to the start. I had my usual worry when I looked at everybody else that I would be last, but then I remembered - there was a half as well as a 10k! Hurray, so as long as I took less than 2:20 to run 10k, Id be fine
Now, what to wear. Typically for me, I’d based my clothing decision on what it looked like out of my window. My centrally heated window. I ditched the long sleeves for a vest and a hoodie. I was FROZE. Anyway. I left the hoodie at bag drop and hoped for the best. A lovely lady from Orion gave me my number with a grin, asking me if I was the only ELR.
And off we went. My aim for today was not to walk, keep steadily at 11 min miles, and to set a benchmark to improve on. Three flat laps, with 10kers and Half-ers all going round. I overtook some, got overtaken by more, and kept my eyes peeled for any ELR on a training run. Considering my current parkrun time is 32mins, I was pleased with 33m at 5k. At 9.5k I saw the lady from Orion marshalling. Come on give me an ELR a strong finish, do your club proud! That really gave me the good cheer to push that last 200m. Garmin says 1:06:08. Less than 11m miles, Im happy. If I can get to 1:02 by Christmas Ill be delighted. Bring on ELVIS. And remember:
It doesnt say East London Walkers on your vest Maya

Essex Road Relays, Harwich - Saturday 16th March 2019

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NameTimePosition
Euan Brown16.2310th
Billy Rayner18.3588th
Patrick Brown17.5156th
Jose Rodriguez17.3948th
Mens Open Relay East London Runners 9th of 32 in 1.10.29

Individual times - 393 runners
Euan 10th
Billy 88th
Patrick 56th
Jose 48th

Patrick: Cheers Don! It was tough condition in the wind today and a long drive but good to be representing ELR

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 16th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Fiona Critchley26.34* debut90th - 65.56% Mole Valley
James Nichols19.33 (course pb)32nd - 67.43% Finsbury
Stuart Barton25.35 debut136th - 57.20% Hampstead Heath
Stephen Swan24.20* (course pb)87th - 53.42% Upton House
Fabrizio Stefanoni19.05 debut3rd - 74.32% Raphael
Paul Marshall23.21 debut17th - 56.17% Harrow Lodge
Andy Bolderstone25.10 debut32nd - 55.89% Harrow Lodge
Shaun DeSena32.24 debut95th - 40.02% Orpington
Thomas Grimes18.07 (1st man)1st - 74.24% Canons Park
Cathal Lynch24.0921st - 53.42% Tralee
Mark Moir24.2943rd - 52.69% Sunderland
Shahib Miah Ali20.30 (100th parkrun)6th - 63.66% Barking
Samia Choudhury32.4490th - 45.21% Barking
John Henry20.333rd - 65.94%Walthamstow
Kasia Stachowiak26.59 debut38th - 55.59% Walthamstow
Susannah McLaren32.29241st - 54.28% Colchester Castle
Chris Green35.52134th - 38.06% Jersey Farm
John Booth18.239th - 73.16% Mile End
Martin Quinlan33.43335th - 42.71% Mile End
Richard Potter22.1321st - 59.71% Gunpowder
Caroline Frith22.3424th - 68.17% Gunpowder
Paul Quinton17.534th - 75.77% Hackney
Nick Hoult21.19 (course pb)71st - 66.54% Hackney
Catriona Hoult25.33202nd - 61.58% Hackney
Katie Whitton26.27 (course pb)230th - 55.95% Hackney
Ijeoma Anozie27.50271st - 55.27% Hackney
Claire Emery29.64324th - 54.74% Hackney
Julie Creffield43.36416th - 35.09% Hackney
Craig Livermore20.468th - 62.12% Valentines
Med Dahbi20.549th - 70.57% Valentines
Ashley Faria21.3413th - 67.85% Valentines
Lawrence Foster21.48 (course pb)14th - 70.49% Valentines
Karen Levison22.3219th - 76.26% Valentines
Emmet Fitzgibbon22.3921st - 59.82% Valentines
Katherine Harris23.4032nd - 63.94% Valentines
Lance Fuller24.5848th - 62.08% Valentines
Annette Clark25.5360th - 62.59% Valentines
Naimah Riaz27.5478th - 55.56% Valentines
Jason Levy29.3097th - 48.81% Valentines
Rajeshwari Parthasarathy36.54196th - 40.79% Valentines
James Wilson19.342nd - 70.78% Wanstead
Scott McMillan19.574th - 70.01% Wanstead
Andrew Howard24.2537th - 64.03% Wanstead
Samir Younsi25.4858th - 54.52% Wanstead
Suzanne Taylor27.1077th - 60.98% Wanstead
Maud Hodson27.5392nd - 57.50% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar28.48111th - 56.83% Wanstead
Fiona Day28.51113th - 68.23% Wanstead
Suzanne Bench30.28130th - 57.17% Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi30.50137th - 49.41% Wanstead
Andrea Waller30.52138th - 50.22% Wanstead
Caroline Moore31.47153rd - 57.73% Wanstead
Angela May32.35159th - 46.19% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards33.31171st - 47.84% Wanstead
Jane Clapton33.31172nd - 48.33% Wanstead
Alexandra Wilkinson34.35183rd - 47.33% Wanstead
Shahib Ali : Finally joined the 100 parkrun club. Having done my first parkrun
on 18.1.14, didn’t do my 50th until 24.3.18, but 50-100 took less than a year and took
in a variety of different parkruns.
Number of different parkruns: 32
Number of position 1: 2
Home parkrun: Barking
Most picturesque: Kingston
Most welcoming tourist spot: Osterley
Most arduous: Lloyd
Funniest briefing: Wimbledon Common
Scariest briefing: Brockwell (talk of dogs dying)
Most planning needed: Bedfont Lakes (landed at Heathrow 0700 from Bangladesh, run at 090)
Left barcode at home: Mile End (so today ought to have been 101st parkrun)
Lost on course: Beckton
Most magical parkrun: Bushy
Memorable parkrun: Barking 19.8.17 - P1
Child friendliest parkrun: Peckham Rye
Most congested: Tooting Bec, 3rd lap
Favourite location: South and West London
Most varied courses: South London
Club records: 6
Buggy parkruns: 14
Moment of madness: Samia in active labour with younger child, close to attending Mile End parkrun.
Volunteering: 0 - definitely needs to change ASAP.

Run Through Chase The Moon 10km, QEOP - Wednesday 13th March 2019

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Joseph Gunn 37.31

Run Through Chase The Moon 5km, QEOP - Wednesday 13th March 2019

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Fabrizio Stefanoni18.3910th

Cooper Test at the track - Monday 11th March 2019

Dear all. Well done to everyone who came along to track last night. We did a session of 4x400 metres followed by a Cooper test which is a 12 minute run without stopping to see how far we can go. I have the following results although I don’t have all those who were there. Please let me know if you would like yours added.
I propose that we do another Cooper Test in the summer to see if we have got any faster.
Thanks
Grant.
Maya 2100
Emma Hammerstein 2000
Mary Lloyd 2600
Becky Clark 2700
Jo Wood 2200
Maud 2800
Marc 2600
Jonno 2600
Nicola hedges 2000
Ivan 2930
Loaura Kemp 2900
Monier Darby 2900
Gareth 2800
Jim 3200
James Creed 3100
Lisa 1900
Ned 3000
Helen Madden 2100
Sarah Pascal 1800
Trish 2400
Susannah M 2350
Jed 2800
Lance 2600
Bolts 3500
Fiona 2500
Sarah S 1900
Josh 2400

Chester 10km - Sunday 10th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Angela Morley54.061127th

Hillingdon 20 - Sunday 10th March 2019

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NameTimePosition
Stuart Kelly2.11.3215th
Maran Raju2.50.04172nd
Lauren Kelly3.00.02216th
Suzanne Bench3.01.57223rd, 5th W50
Alex Jameson3.12.58263rd
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera3.22.45295th

Retford Half Marathon - Sunday 10th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Andrew Howard1.42.21329th
Arthur Diaz2.03.09 pb725th
Arthur Diaz: RETFORD Half Marathon done and new PB too.
Definitely worth the train trip from London. Felt steady and
stronger throughout the race even with the light rain, wind
and 4 degree temp.

The Big Half - Sunday 10th March 2019

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NameTimePosition
Jose Rodriguez1.18.04 pb268th
John Booth1.20.15 pb387th
Aaron Browne1.22.58525th
Billy Rayner1.24.30620th
Roisin Archer1.32.12 pb1376th
Carlton DSouza1.32.171388th
Craig Livermore1.32.541454th
Robert Rayworth1.33.031470th
Jimmy Dale1.34.12 pb1612th
Michael Bamford1.34.191632nd
Shahib Miah Ali1.35.531834th
Selina Vernal1.36.53 pb1956th
Ashley Faria1.38.352219th
Paula Bedford1.38.40 pb2235th
Stephen Taylor1.39.082302nd
Nick Hoult1.39.432398th
Karan Gadhia1.41.21 pb2657th
Ramesh Pala1.46.143609th
Stephen Swan1.47.39 pb3878th
Sarah Dale1.48.334080th
Steven Bywater1.51.014613th
Lance Fuller1.51.454789th
Rakesh Sandhu1.51.505196th
Andy Bolderstone1.51.554831st
Manjit Singh1.52.455017th
Kasia Stachowiak1.54.355413th
Jakub Czeczotka1.54.585495th
Joanna Neville1.56.555928th
Graham Peacock1.57.336087th
Martin Quinlan1.58.046203rd
Megan Cullis1.59.006433rd
Marcela Vasques2.01.206982nd
Stuart Barton2.07.18 pb8155th
Diana Rexhepaj2.08.208379th
Roselin Boramakot2.09.028524th
Jess Trayler-Moore2.10.368803rd
Sophie Edwards2.12.119125th
Angela May2.16.449793rd
Isabella Allan2.19.42 pb10239th
Jane Scott2.22.5910655th
Samia Choudhury2.34.18 pb11757th
Alice Barrett2.42.11 debut12247th
Michael Keefe2.49.4012597th
Samia Choudhury:_ This is my first half marathon in 18 months. Took a tiny break because I had a tiny human.
So the night before Shahib decided we had to leave my mums house at 6am to get to London Bridge with enough time for loos and baggage drop. So I woke up and got ready for 6am, but Shahib of course was still not ready until 6:20! Anywho, we get to the start and just before we split he says “remember start off slow and pace yourself”. And then once I got rid of my extra clothes I see Jonathan! He walked with me towards the start line and I told him Id like a sub 2:35. He wished me luck and off I went. I didnt start off fast at all as I was still defrosting from the cold but slowly got comfortable. By half way I was fine and then saw ELR! That gave me a boost. As I got to 10 miles I thought I should increase my pace a little and see if I could get a sub 2:30. But by 12 miles I knew I wouldnt be able to make up the time. A little disheartened I saw that I could possibly get the sub 2:35 if I sprinted the last 300m. Sprinted I did! I felt like a gazelle but probably looked like a snail. I didnt care though as I had crossed the finish line strong at 02:34:18 😃 I managed to knock off 10 minutes from 2 years ago!


Aaron Browne:- Big half done in 1:22. Not my quickest time but am happy with where
that means I am fitness wise right now with 5 weeks to go until Brighton. The quest for
sub 80 continues. Really nice to see various ELR out on the course and beforehand and nice
to see, Andy too. Well done to Roisin on her shiny new PB. Thoroughly deserved after all
the hard work and dedication. Super proud of you as always x


Jessica Trayler-Moore:- This race report has a happy ending - but for a good few hours, todays run felt pretty doomed.
Recently, long days at work meant training fell by the wayside. Then came Vitalitys weather warning. As I left home into the drizzle at 6.45 this morning, my eldest muttered “Why are you even doing this?”. I laughed, threw a bottle of water in my bag, and set off to meet ELR at Stratford. Ten minutes later, standing on a packed, delayed tube, I noticed the bottle had leaked, soaking the dry clothes Id packed to change into after the run. Nice one.
I arrived at Stratford already feeling defeated and deflated - but you know ELR, right? So damn cheerful. By the time the Orange group arrived at London Bridge, we were quite sure that, actually, drizzle and wind is far preferable to hot sun. In fact, these were almost the perfect running conditions.
I made a plan. With an hour alone in the starting pen, I had oodles of time to warm up, and scope a pacer. I optimistically stood behind Mr Two Hours, thinking Id see how long I could keep him in my sights.
Unfortunately, the Big Half starts with a metaphor of doom; the route almost immediately leads you underground through a dark and seemingly never-ending tunnel. In shades if, like me, you followed the organisers advice to protect your eyes from the wind and rain. The whole thing felt like a gloomy mistake, and my eldests words were ringing in my ears as I finally pushed up the incline at the end of the tunnel.
Or not? Contrary to the weather warning, I emerged to blue skies and sunshine. Then I heard myself scream Go, Mo! as Mo Farah flew past me in the opposite direction. David Weir wasnt far behind. And I still had my pacer in clear view.
I carried on pretty cheerfully until we hit a wind tunnel around Canary Wharf, followed by some uneven clobbled streets a mile or so later. They felt unstable. Hard work. And around mile 6, I lost my pacer.
If any volunteers ever doubt the value of getting up at the crack of dawn to support their club-mates, you need to know what a massive difference seeing the ELR crew made to my race. Like with Mo, I heard myself shout Maya Goodwin! before I even registered Id seen her. Volunteers, thank you all so much for braving the elements to cheer us on - your waves and smiles buoyed me up for the next couple of miles, and I flew comfortably through to mile 9.
Then my knee started to play up. Around mile 10, a guy whod been running confidently ahead of me suddenly stopped in his tracks. He looked defeated. You can do it, I told him. He shook his head no. Yes yes!, I said. Just get your breath, youve got this. Two minutes later, hed caught me up, saying he was going to stay with me until the end. Limping now and knowing Id have to walk-run to the finish line, I asked him not to, but he was having none of it. And he seemed to know everyone. Trevor was running to raise money for Uganda, where hes from. Spectators were shouting his name (which wasnt on his vest), and many called out in what I assume was Ugandan.
When Trevor and I - and now his mate too - hit 13 miles, we grabbed each others hands and limp-sprinted across the finish line. High-fiving in the rain with medals round our necks, I knew what Id tell my daughter when I got home. This is why we even do this.
It wasnt a pb, but at 2h 10m 38s, it wasnt far off - and given the conditions, lack of training, and my mood at the start, Im pretty chuffed.


Jose reports:- Big Half report: after being battling some problems with my hip and my shins I can not relaxed with the idea of getting a PB today. I've been having some good training despite the injury but my overall millage dropped to a minimum and I haven some speed work for several weeks. Also I decided to support my club for the Chingford League relays yesterday. Not ideal before a Half marathon but It was just 2M (3,22 km) of cross country, and we won!. This am we woke up early and me and my husband (that was also running)had so separate to go to our bag drop areas, then I tried to do some warm up but you have to be inside the wave area 20 Min before...so I end up doing less then 1 km. Very cold and windy...race starts at 9... my legs they feel thigh and It actually takes me quiet a long time to feel Im properly in the race as my body is not warm enough...I guess everyone was feeling similar. For 3 or 4 times I nearly end up on the floor due to very strong winds coming from the sides all of the sudden. I hate hate and hate running with wind.. dont mind too much the rain but wind no please... I just want to enjoy, as much as I can on those circumstances , the race at that time. I think my GPS got wind-crazy between km 5-6 for a min... crossing the Tower bridge is always a bit special...and Im starting to feel better on the second half. They're some runners around me running at a similar pace and manage to do some km in company. I also thought it will protect me a bit from the wind but I was wrong. The was coming from any direction and changing constantly...just annoying. I manage to have a decent and constant pace on the second half and to my surprise I manage to do a PB!, Just around 25 seconds but PB anyway!..so I'm very happy with that!

The Big Half Volunteers - The Pinks - Sunday 10th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Ciaran CanavanVolunteer co-ordinator
Jennifer Ansell
Rachel Le Roux
Louis Le Roux
Sarah Faull
Anna Dingle
Kathryn Hertzberg
Don Bennett
Ged Browne
Maya Goodwin
Lucy BarronGroup leader
Zoila Gilham-Fernandez
Susan Edwards
Samir Younsi
David Hallybone
Catriona Hoult
James Nichols
Jonathan Wooldridge
Laura Kemp
also Lillie Bamford

Chingford League Relays - Saturday 9th March 2019

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NameTimePosition
Euan Brown10.10leg1 1st team of 51
Jose Rodriguez10.56leg 2 - 1st team of 51
Patrick Brown11.33leg 3 - 1st team of 51
Thomas Grimes11.11leg 4 - 1st team of 51
Samir Younsi15.41leg 1 - 28 of 51
Warren Ibrahim14.56leg 2 - 28 of 51
Peter Hatley14.55leg 3 - 28 of 51
Terry Lewsey14.45leg 4 - 28 of 51
Selina Vernal13.46leg 1 - 31 of 51
Becky Evans14.32leg 2 - 31 of 51
Carolyn Edwards16.12leg 3 - 31 of 51
Georgie Hooper16.43leg 4 - 31 of 51
Robert Rayworth12.42leg 1 - 37 of 51
Tricia ONeill18.05leg 2 - 37 of 51
Diana Rexhepaj18.50leg 3 - 37 of 51
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera17.04leg 4 - 37 of 51
1st team East London Runners 43.50 (Euan, Jose, Pat & Thomas)
2nd ELR TEAM 28th of 51 60.15
3rd ELR TEAM 31st of 51 61.13
4th ELR TEAM 37th of 51 66.38

Vets teams

Vet Women 5th of 6 (Becky, lexandra, Tricia and Diana) 1.08.28

Vet Men 6th of 8 (Robert, Terry, Peter & Warren 57.16

Chingford League Relays - Volunteers - Saturday 9th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Patrick BrownFixture organiser
Kieran BrownRoute planner
Jonathan WooldridgeRoute planner
Paula BedfordCakes & teas.
Sarah BurnsBaker (not present)
Susan EdwardsBaker
Joanna WoodBaker (not present)
Don BennettHQ Manager
Ciaran CanavanVolunteer co-ordinator
Rachel Le RouxVolunteer
Louis Le RouxVolunteer
Michael BamfordVolunteer
Gareth DaviesVolunteer
Arthur DiazVolunteer
Kasia StachowiakVolunteer
Alice BarrettVolunteer
Morag CampbellVolunteer
Alexandra WilkinsonVolunteer
Julie Brown & family - Supporting
Paula & Sarah's Mum & family - Cakes & Teas.
Pam Bennett - Baker & cake stall
Marco - Volunteer

Run Through Victoria Park Half Marathon - Saturday 9th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Samuel Browne1.17.366th
Scott McMillan1.22.25 pb23rd

Run Through Victoria Park 10km - Saturday 9th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Ged Browne45.01 pb97th

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 9th March 2019

NameTimePosition
Shahib Miah Ali21.02* (debut & 99th parkrun)17th - 62.04% Bedfont Lakes
John Henry19.0714th - 70.88% Finsbury
Paul Marshall22.25 debut92nd - 58.51% Finsbury
Mark Moir22.33 debut100th - 57.21% Finsbury
Katie Whitton26.39* (course pb)131st - 55.53% Wimpole Estate
Cathal Lynch21.44* (course pb)15th - 59.36% Tralee
Stephen Swan23.46* debut19th - 54.70% Jersey Farm
Stuart Barton24.52 debut32nd - 58.85% Jersey Farm
Fiona Critchley25.29* debut38th - 67.43% Jersey Farm
Tim Aylett25.52 debut82nd - 52.77% Victoria Dock
Richard Potter22.4110th - 58.49% Roding Valley
Terry Lewsey20.449th - 66.32% Barking
Susan Bushnell36.13104th - 55.13% Barking
Martin Quinlan28.31186th - 50.50% Southwark
Mark Boulton19.23 (1st man)1st - 68.01% Walthamstow
Steven Bywater30.2187th - 50.19% Walthamstow
Fabrizio Stefanoni18.39 (course pb)13th - 76.05% Hackney
James Nichols20.2943rd - 64.36% Hackney
Ciaran Canavan21.3967th - 65.51% Hackney
Peter Hatley23.39110th - 59.48% Hackney
Lance Fuller24.31136th - 63.22% Hackney
Catriona Hoult24.49 (course pb)144th - 63.40% Hackney
Claire Emery27.51205th - 58.77% Hackney
Ijeoma Anozie31.12287th - 49.31% Hackney
Spencer Evans18.42 (1st man)1st - 69.34% Valentines
Lawrence Foster22.08 (course pb)19th - 69.43% Valentines
Katherine Harris22.5427th - 66.08% Valentines
Andy Bolderstone23.21 debut31st - 60.24% Valentines
Mary OBrien26.4167th - 75.95% Valentines
Jason Levy27.1479th - 52.88% Valentines
Naimah Riaz27.3888th - 56.09% Valentines
Rajeshwari Parthasarathy35.48211th - 42.04% Valentines
James Wilson19.02 (1st man)1st - 72.77% Wanstead
David Hallybone24.2240th - 57.32% Wanstead
Sarah Faull26.0869th - 56.70% Wanstead
Samir Younsi26.1370th - 53.66% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar28.52108th - 56.70% Wanstead
Kasia Stachowiak28.52109th - 51.96% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards32.59160th - 48.61% Wanstead
Jane Clapton34.25172nd - 47.07% Wanstead
Caroline Moore34.44177th - 52.53% Wanstead
Alexandra Wilkinson34.59179th - 46.78% Wanstead
Morag Campbell37.25199th - 43.30% Wanstead
Andrew Howard1.04.41 (tailwalker)223rd - 24.17% Wanstead
Shahib Ali lands at Heathrow at 07.00am and at Bedfont Lakes parkrun at 09.00am.

Mornington Chasers Regents Park 10km - Sunday 3rd March 2019

NameTimePosition
Dan Gritton37.5511th

Essex 20m Road Race (inc Essex 20m Championship) - Sunday 3rd March 2019

NameTimePosition
Antonio Martin Romero1.52.528th
Patrick Brown2.09.5861st
Mark Boulton2.17.55100th
James Nichols2.28.09149th
Carlton DSouza2.29.37156th
Peter Hatley2.34.23174th
Jimmy Dale2.41.49198th
Maud Hodson2.48.07 pb214th
Ramesh Pala2.56.59240th
Antonio reports:- After very high mileage in February, today was the first test leading up to the Manchester Marathon. My legs were tired, as the sessions have been brutal in the last weeks, but the main target to run this race was to do a decent workout with a lot of acid lactic in my legs, and try some strategies as well as develop some mental strength, especially useful for the last miles of a marathon.
The race started and I had two options, run in the lead group at a suicidal pace or stay in a second one at a comfortable one. I chose the second option, specially because of the strong headwind, so I stuck at the back of the group trying not to spend too much energy and after the fist lap, most of the runners dropped off the pace and just three of us continued in the group. There were some surges from the other two runners, but I managed to stay with them, then at mile 10th I put another year just before the hill and one of them couldn't follow us. We went to the beginning of the last lap together but I felt I had still some petrol in the tank and changed the pace, started running on my own and caught more runners. Then, I went up the hill and saw the mile 18th, I was feeling so well and kept pushing to the finish line. In the end, 20 miles in 1h52'52" at 5:38/mile pace (3:30/km)
Very happy with the strategy, my legs and how the training is going. The marathon course is far easier, and hopefully, the conditions will be better. Still five weeks to go, so I have to keep working hard before starting the tapering.


Maud reports:- Essex 20 - brief race report...
Four years ago at this race I took 13 minutes off my PB. Today it was 35 seconds, but in some ways Im more pleased with this one.
Ive been running some decent times at shorter stuff recently, so I decided a PB attempt was on, even though I've been feeling quite tired and run down. And I'd heard that this year's course in Rochford was flatter than the old one in Langham.
Well, it wasn't. There was more than twice the elevation - two hills on each of the three laps. And while the rain mostly held off the wind was brutal. But I was going along OK.
The first, longer, hill on lap three almost broke me. The wind was in my face and my place plummeted. I decided it was all over - I'd taken a risk and it hadn't paid off. I started writing a (different) race report in my head. I would have a little breather at the last water station, then walk up the final hill.
But I kept running. Even with one mile to go the fat lady was resolutely staying in her dressing room. That mile was flat, but into the wind again, but it was the last one.
Bring on Manchester.

Roding Valley Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd March 2019

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NameTimePosition
Paul Quinton1.26.4015th
Richard Kimmens1.32.0335th
Spencer Evans1.32.1138th
Manjit Bedi1.35.4757th
James Creed1.37.4069th
Caroline Frith1.37.5971st, 1st VF40
Andrew Jackson1.40.2284th
Lawrence Foster1.42.09104th
Emmet Fitzgibbon1.43.11113th
Colin Dryland1.46.28130th
Jonathan Shaw1.45.27135th
Maran Raju1.47.42138th
Lauren Kelly1.48.47154th
Ged Browne1.49.03156th
David Hallybone1.49.59166th
Manjit Singh1.55.48214th
Laura Tapper1.56.30 pb225th
Sarah Burns2.00.45248th
Marc Akers2.00.48250th
Catriona Hoult2.01.32256th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera2.01.38259th
Ford Cadiogan2.04.02273rd
Jason Levy2.14.05317th
Helen McGuinness2.15.54325th
Sandra Hiller2.30.01338th
353 finishers.

Team prize: Paul Quinton, Spencer Evans & Caroline Frith.


Caroline reports: Roding Valley Half Marathon number 8...... I first ran it in 2007 so I havent managed every year but I do feel a strange compulsion drawing me back over and over again. The course doesnt get any more picturesque, the hills dont get easier, the medal and goodie bag arent much to write home about.... and today my chip didnt even work so my official time is actually my garmin time. So why do I go back year after year? Because I like supporting a local club in their efforts to put on a race which is friendly, relatively inexpensive and close to home. Admittedly I used to train with WGEL - over 10 years ago - so I do feel an affiliation but I think it would be a shame if small races like this die a death as more and more events like the Big Half draw people in. Todays field was the smallest I have ever seen it, partly I suspect due to the weather and Essex 20, but also because people are drawn to big, commercial races instead. It was lovely to see so many ELR today, lets have even more next year ❤️

Cambridge Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd March 2019

NameTimePosition
Shahib Miah Ali1.37.551148th
Richard Butterworth1.47.052222nd
7210 finishers.

Richard Butterworth: really tough this year with several bottle necks and
too many people, but still a good event.

Cambridge Half Marathon.
I always wanted to do the Oxford and Cambridge Half Marathon double. Was a really busy week at work leading up to it, very little sleep, on the way up the M11 was scared will fall asleep at the wheel so took an unscheduled break. Waiting for the bus at the Park and Ride - chilly with light drizzle - I almost felt as though I would doze off, had to keep walking. Decided to take the race easy. Was a very controlled, disciplined and measured run, always felt was running within myself, really enjoyed it and was able to high five some of the kids lining the roads towards the end. Splits became faster and faster, was really pleased with eventual time and still felt comfortable. Off to Bangladesh tomorrow, back on Saturday morning hopefully in time for my 99th parkrun, then the big Half next Sunday, again calling for a mature performance. The race itself - easy to get to, up the M11, slight delay to get on the bus to the start but the course is definitely a PB course. Glad I chose this as opposed to Roding Valley - scene of my PB - given how rubbish I felt leading up to it.
Shahib

Berkhamsted Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd March 2019

NameTimePosition
Katie Whitton1.55.19563rd, 100th lady of 321
Katie: 9 minute Course pb.

Steyning Stinger Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd March 2019

NameTimePosition
Fiona Day3.02.00255th
302 finishers.

Fiona Day reports:Steyning Stinger half marathon report.

This race report is for those who like mud and hills and trail marathons. It is also to encourage people who enter a run or event and dont achieve their goal to find a silver lining.
I like running in my home county of Sussex. I have already written how I enjoyed the atmosphere and easy pace of the Beachy Head Marathon, where people can run or walk it. The Steyning Stinger is either a half or full marathon run or walk also along the beautiful South Downs, just further west. I ran the half marathon in 2016 so decided to enter the marathon this year. With the comfort of knowing I would walk up all the hills and cruise the down hills or shorten to a half if things weren't going well. In 2016 I took trail shoes and there was very little mud. Having recently run Benfleet 15 in my mud claws, when it wasnt too muddy I thought of all the unseasonal sunshine in the past week and set off to Sussex with road shoes. I heard the weather forecast the evening before but still didnt question my reasoning that the benefits on the dry would outweigh having to skirt round the odd bit of mud.

I had decided to take advantage of the staggered start for slower runners so my brother who was running the marathon faster than I can wouldnt have as long to wait for me to finish. The queue to collect numbers was longer than I remember. My usual pre-race anxiety was focussed on how many others were wearing road shoes; taking comfort I wasnt the only one!
It was after 8.00am when I set off in a rainstorm, not that it deterred me; luckily I had packed a jacket! I heard later that runners wearing vests were being advised not to run although I saw hard cores running in shorts and a vest. The start / finish is through fields and immediately I knew my choice of shoes was wrong. I have run Orion 15, Benfleet 15, Ilford 10, quite a few x countries and my parkrun is Wanstead flats. I thought I knew about mud. This was something else, very little respite whether in the woods, on the trails on hills or the level! And the road shoes took the experience to a new dimension. Some up hill paths were chalky mud, that is just as slippery as muddy mud and there was no hope of running down any hill to get the advantage I depend on! I ran through puddles rather than skate in the mud. In short I feel lucky I managed to get to 12 miles before I fell over- and only fell over twice.

So it wasnt long before I started to consider switching to the half at the dividing point. On low ground I was listening to the bird song and telling myself, “quite a few people walk this, you can jog and enjoy it even with the muddy bits, if you were on a walking holiday you would be enjoying being out in this” However the other treat in store was the wind- gusts of the type of wind you only get high up where you can lean into the wind and not fall over. At points when I was up on the top and it wasnt raining I optimistically thought the wind would dry my clothes out.
Chanctonbury Ring just before the dividing point was clouded in mist but still imposing and splendid. Running towards the dividing check point, we were in cloud, visibility was less than 50 metres, it was pouring with rain and I was running leaning to my right to avoid being knocked over onto my left. I checked my watch and saw that I had been out in this for over 2 hours already, I was soaked, every item of clothing dripping wet, another 15 miles to go on an unfamiliar course. I calculated even an optimistic 3 hours more in these conditions was not sensible and reluctantly told the marshal I was swapping to the half, I took some comfort that he seemed to encourage this and told me warmly just 2 miles downhill to the finish. These 2 miles down to the mud bath in the fields were steep and slippery, at least when I fell down the hill I was walking and when I fell trying to run towards the finish it was into soft mud.

I like races organised by running clubs, there is a friendly vibe and special touches at Steyning the race headquarters are in a school canteen and after the run everyone is treated to a cooked breakfast, and there is a lovely atmosphere. I have to admit I felt a bit deflated, it wasnt that I felt I had wimped out onto the shorter distance but because I didnt really have a proper long run, even though it clocks as 13.8 miles so much of it I was skating and wading. However it is one event I wont forget! I am proud to say that I didnt have to wait long for my brother Ollie, he finished the marathon in under 4 hours.

o

Ringland Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd March 2019

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NameTimePosition
Eleanor Wilkinson1.35.58 pb117th
Morning, hope Roding & Essex 20 has gone well! Meanwhile, I represented
ELR & got cheeky PB today @ ringland half marathon. 1:36:00 by my watch.
Starting in a dinosaur park, you roar through the countryside, along a
fairly well spectated route for a new race. Quite hilly actually
considering its in Norfolk! I think it would be a beautiful course,
if you could see past your nose in the rain one to try.Ellie

Essex County Masters Championships 2019, Basildon Sporting Villiage - Saturday 2nd March 2019

NameTimePosition
Joanna Wood44.042nd , 50m freestyle
Joanna Wood52.0050m breaststroke
50m breastroke, 50m freestyle, mixed 50m freestyle relay, mixed 50m medly relay


Jo Wood reports:- Sat 2 March Essex County Championships Masters Swimming Gala 2019, Basildon Sporting Village.
Id entered 2 individual races and 2 relay races for this gala; 50m freestyle and 50m breastroke, 50m freestyle relay and 50m medly relay (doing breastroke).
Training had been a little hit and miss having been ill over Christmas into new year and more recently terrible tightness in my shoulders and neck. A visit to the sports masseuse 2 days before left me a little battered and STILL bruised but seemed to relieve the pain a little.
After sign-in I found I was in the first heat of each of my individual races with the slowest time. I'd expected this as although Im building up stamina I've got a lot to do for speediness still.
Anyway, 50m freestyle I anticipated 55secs and completed in 44.04 coming 2nd in my heat. No medal due to numbers in my age group but I was pleased with my effort.
50m breastroke I anticipated 1min10 and completed in 52 something (official results still not published but took times off the poolside time-board). Think I could have done better but race nerves got the better of me and I lost concentration on my form.
Unfortunately we came last out of 6 teams for each of our relays, the others were super speedy, a lot younger and very professional but the rest of my teammates got medals for all their age category individual races which was great.
A long day but a good one and now a basis for me to work on.
My 10yr old nephew was competing in a gala at Harlow at the same time, 2 races being the same as mine. Rather childishly I felt chuffed knowing I'd beaten his times in both events - but only by a second!! As he said on this occasion I didnt have to "take the L" (L for loser!) but were planning a swim-off in the summer. Ive got some SERIOUS training to do for this one!!

Benidorm 10km - Saturday 2nd March 2019

NameTimePosition
Alice Barrett1.10.05 pb

Phoenix Spring Firebird Half Marathon - Saturday 2nd March 2019

NameTimePosition
Arthur Diaz2.12.09 pb
Half marathon PB at beautiful Walton-on-Thames, near Hampton Court.
Then did another unofficial lap just for fun! Why not, on such a
beautiful day. Completed 19.8 miles in total. Enjoyed the scenery
along the river, friendly locals and the comraderie among the runners.
One down, three more to go.
Part of Phoenix Running Firebird Series 2019

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 2nd March 2019

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NameTimePosition
Georgie Hooper24.38* (course pb)68th - 60.22% Stevenage
Eleanor Wilkinson22.25* debut26th - 66.02% Colney Lane
Nick Clarke22.2627th - 58.77% Colney Lane
Stuart Barton22.20* debut11th - 65.52% Firenze
Jonathan Wooldridge24.11 debut19th - 59.55% Firenze
Fiona Critchley25.45 debut26th - 66.73% Firenze
Shaun DeSena29.25* debut160th - 44.08% Isobel Trail
Katherine Harris23.37 debut141st - 64.08% Finsbury
Shahib Miah Ali20.45 debut42nd - 62.65% Brockwell, Herne Hill
Paul Marshall21.51 debut70th - 60.03% Brockwell, Herne Hill
Andy Bolderstone23.51 debut132nd - 58.98% Brockwell, Herne Hill
John Healy25.12174th - 55.82% Brockwell, Herne Hill
Kat Maskell25.33 (course pb)39th - 59.23% Trelissick
Stephen Swan23.51 debut15th - 54.51% Orpington
Susan Bushnell42.49 debut163rd - 46.63% Harrow Lodge
Thomas Grimes17.58 (1st man)1st - 74.86% Canons Park
Martin Quinlan28.0881st - 50.77% Roundshaw Downs
Mark Moir25.0647th - 51.39% Sunderland
Tim Aylett27.12254th - 50.18% Mile End
Diana Rexhepaj29.2039th - 56.48% Beckton
Richard Potter21.4219th - 61.14% Gunpowder
Marc Akers35.31176th - 40.22% Gunpowder
Liam Dempsey26.2652nd - 49.18% Brentwood
Alexandra Wilkinson34.25185th - 47.55% Hockley Woods
Patrick Brown18.09 (1st man)1st - 71.90% Walthamstow
Andrew Baxter19.596th - 73.81% Walthamstow
Steven Bywater25.2550th - 59.93% Walthamstow
Euan Brown15.441st - 81.99% Hackney
Scott McMillan18.1711th - 76.39% Hackney
Fabrizio Stefanoni18.47 (course pb)18th - 75.51% Hackney
Clive Mehew21.2989th - 67.03% Hackney
Ruel Ordonio26.34226th - 52.95% Hackney
Ijeoma Anozie28.11269th - 54.58% Hackney
Maya Goodwin31.51336th - 51.39% Hackney
Med Dahbi20.4310th - 71.20% Valentines
Ashley Faria20.5012th - 70.24% Valentines
Karen Levison22.1523rd - 77.23% Valentines
Cathal Lynch22.40 (course pb)35th - 56.91% Valentines
Andrew Howard23.2448th - 66.81% Valentines
Peter Hatley23.4753rd - 59.15% Valentines
Jason Levy26.1895th - 84.75% Valentines
Veronica Carrasco26.4598th - 55.33% Valentines
Rakesh Sandhu26.5699th - 54.76% Valentines
Rajeshwari Parthasarathy41.12277th - 36.53% Valentines
James Wilson19.03 (1st man)1st - 72.70% Wanstead
Tom Marshall19.142nd - 69.41% Wanstead
John Henry19.27 (course pb)3rd - 69.67% Wanstead
James Nichols21.2518th - 61.56% Wanstead
Mike Brett22.3631st - 67.40% Wanstead
Ciaran Canavan23.4348th - 59.80% Wanstead
Kasia Stachowiak23.4450th - 63.20% Wanstead
Suzanne Taylor26.1187th - 63.27% Wanstead
Fiona Day27.31117th - 71.53% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar28.19131st - 57.80% Wanstead
Maud Hodson29.00143rd - 55.29% Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi29.15148th - 52.08% Wanstead
Angela May29.19149th - 51.34% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards30.32178th - 52.51% Wanstead
Caroline Moore31.46194th - 57.76% Wanstead
Anna Dingle32.24201st - 48.20% Wanstead
Jane Scott32.42210th - 53.26% Wanstead
Elizabeth ODonnell41.40254th - 39.76% Wanstead

Go Tri Duathlon 75, QEOP Velopark - Sunday 24th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Roger Stubbs1.03.5514th
14th Roger Stubbs 1:03:55.5
17:02.5 / 28:49.1 /18:03.9

Baldock Beast multi terrain Half Marathon - Sunday 24th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Steven Bywater1.51.48156th
372 finishers - Third time to run this , my best time yet.

Grand Brighton Half Marathon - Sunday 24th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Stuart Kelly1.18.4550th
Alain Fieulaine1.38.31764th
Lauren Kelly1.51.541866th
7516 finishers.

Thorpe & Egham Half Marathon - Sunday 24th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Spencer Evans1.23.3737th
Missed a pb by 19 seconds.

Bourton 10km - Sunday 24th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Katherine Harris46.52261st

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 23rd February 2019

NameTimePosition
Janet Bywater24.42* (course pb)89th - 71.39% Bradford
Stuart Barton23.13 (course pb)47th - 63.03% Oak Hill
Fiona Critchley24.32* debut77th - 70.04% Oak Hill
Peter Craik26.46* debut153rd - 54.23% Falkirk
Maud Hodson29.12* debut222nd - 54.91% Falkirk
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera29.25* debut225th - 52.01% Falkirk
Paul Marshall22.04* debut18th - 59.44% Wormwood Scrubs
Mark Moir38.25 debut124th - 33.58% Wormwood Scrubs
Caroline Frith23.14* debut17th - 66.21% Queen Elizabeth
Thomas Grimes17.57* (course pb1st - 74.93% Canons Park
Suzanne Taylor25.51* debut42nd - 64.09% Armagh
Jakub Czeczotka23.03* debut20th - 57.92% Alness
Stephen Swan22.35* debut27th - 57.56% Pocket
Katherine Harris28.55* debut101st - 52.33% Fire Service College
John Booth17.272nd - 77.08% Victoria Dock
Richard Guest21.5358th - 65.27% Highbury Fields
Claire Emery29.05248th - 56.28% Kings Lynn
Martin Quinlan27.14196th - 52.45% Southwark
Patrick Brown17.45 1st man1st - 73.52% Walthamstow
James Nichols20.035th - 65.75% Walthamstow
Shahib Miah Ali20.22 debut21st - 63.83% Wimbledon Common
Kat Maskell26.42 (course pb)52nd - 56.68% Trelissick
Calvin Bobin21.06 (100th parkrun)11th - 78.04% Roding Valley
Dan Gritton22.0521st - 64.68% Roding Valley
Elizabeth ODonnell40.02343rd - 41.38% Bath Skyline
Maya Goodwin32.1585th - 50.75% Pymmes
Richard Potter21.12 debut21st - 62.58% Gunpowder
Marc Akers36.45184th - 38.87% Gunpowder
Mark Boulton16,55 (1st man)1st - 77.93% Hackney
Scott McMillan17.48 (course pb)11th - 78.46% Hackney
Laura Kemp21.09 (course pb)80th - 69.98% Hackney
Lucy Barron23.03136th - 64.21% Hackney
Catriona Hoult25.06 (course pb)199th - 62.68% Hackney
Sarah Burns25.36210th - 61.00% Hackney
Ijeoma Anozie28.32265th - 53.91% Hackney
Ashley Faria20.3410th - 70.58% Valentines
Med Dahbi20.5011th - 70.80% Valentines
Shailesh Patel21.1416th - 71.19% Valentines
Ciaran Canavan21.3821st - 65.56% Valentines
Mounir Dahbi22.32 (course pb)32nd - 59.69% Valentines
Cathal Lynch23.16 (course pb)43rd - 55.44% Valentines
Rakesh Sandhu23.5654th - 61.63% Valentines
Lance Fuller24.33 debut65th - 63.14% Valentines
Veronica Carrasco26.08 (course pb)89th - 56.63% Valentines
Jason Levy26.2193rd - 54.65% Valentines
Bernadett Kalmar26.31 (course pb)94th - 61.72% Valentines
Karen Levison26.56102nd - 63.80% Valentines
Naimah Riaz28.24131st - 54.58% Valentines
Frank Brownlie29.26 (49th parkrun)147th - 58.04% Valentines
Rajeshwari Parthasarathy29.34 (course pb)153rd - 50.90% Valentines
Euan Brown16.35 (1st man)1st - 77.79% Wanstead
James Wilson19.194th - 71.40% Wanstead
John Henry19.526th - 68.20% Wanstead
Craig Simpson21.2325th - 65.78% Wanstead
Andrew Howard23.0845th - 67.58% Wanstead
Kasia Stachowiak23.2648th - 64.01% Wanstead
Liam Dempsey24.2261st - 53.35% Wanstead
Samir Younsi25.2577th - 55.34% Wanstead
Sarah Faull25.3182nd - 58.07% Wanstead
Stuart Norris25.5389th - 49.84% Wanstead
Suzanne Bench25.5390th - 67.29% Wanstead
Fiona Day26.44107th - 73.63% Wanstead
Tim Aylett27.59130th - 48.78% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards30.41174th - 52.25% Wanstead
Caroline Moore30.54181st - 59.39% Wanstead
Morag Campbell37.03241st - 43.72% Wanstead
Isabella Allan40.40 debut250th - 36.39% Wanstead

Run Through Velopark 10m - Saturday 23rd February 2019

NameTimePosition
Nick Hoult1.15.0215th

Scottish National XC, Callendar Park, Falkirk - Saturday 23rd February 2019

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NameTimePosition
Maud Hodson56.35220th, Sen Women
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera1.05.03300th Sen Women
Peter Craik52.18600th, Sen Men
Maud reports:- Heading home from a brilliant trip to Falkirk with the #runequal crew. The Scottish National Cross Country Champs is the only one in the U.K. where men and women race the same distances. So a group of us went up there to celebrate an event that is getting it right - they allow members of English clubs to take part.
After a classic anxiety dream (late, couldnt find my number, ended up running in sparkly concert trousers and sports bra through the centre of Berlin), we started the day with a leisurely jog around Falkirk parkrun, held in the same park as the XC, but a very different route on lovely woodland trails.
Back to the hotel for a quick change, then back to Callendar Park for the main event. Id arranged to find Nigel Holl (Interim Chief Exec of UK Athletics) after the womens race, but in fact he came and found us beforehand had a quick chat about UKAs future plans. Very much hope he gets the job permanently.
And then we raced. Conditions under foot were pretty begign, and the course had a few climbs but nothing too scary. Nigel was cheering me on and later tweeted a pic of me. I also got lapped by Steph Twell and nearly put my spikes through a toad.
Between the womens and mens races we also met Ian Beattie and Mark Munro, Chair and Chief Exec of Scottish Athletics.
And we saw the Kelpies and ate our body weight in curry.
Brilliant as it was, I hope we wont be back next year, as I hope well have equal racing at the English champs...

Anglian Water Duathlon, Perry, Huntingdon - Sunday 17th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Ava Lee2.222nd in age group
Daniel Lee2.177th in age group
Distances - 10k / t1 / 38k / t2 / 5km
Ava - 44.00/0.41/1.14.06/0 50/22.56 = 2.22
Danny - 41.05/0.48/1.13.33/0.56/21.16 = 2.17.40

Bramley 20m - Sunday 17th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Manjit Bedi2.23.57127th
633 finishers.

Richmond Half Marathon - Sunday 17th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Georgie Hooper1.54.22 pb454th

Victoria Park 10km - Sunday 17th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Shailesh Patel44.4040th, 2nd MV50

Test Track 10, Dunton - Sunday 17th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Terry Lewsey1.13.1151st
Mounir Dahbi1.18.1396th
Sarah Faull1.26.16176th
460 finishers.

Hampton Court Half Marathon - Sunday 17th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Clive Mehew1.39.07641st
Jimmy Dale1.44.37/1.49.10975th(pacer for Xempo)

Urban Feet - Night run for safety (Mumbai India) - 6km - Saturday 8th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Peter Martin38.38
It was not a particularly well organised event, so the only timing to
verify my time is off my strava app: I completed the race in 38:38

Chingford League - Event 6 - Victoria Park 5m - Saturday 16th February 2019

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NameTimePosition
Euan Brown26.06 pb2nd
Patrick Brown27.5913th
Billy Rayner29.1524th
Aaron Browne29.30 pb28th
Robert Rayworth32.2365th
Peter Craik33.25 pb80th
Amit Marks33.2981st
James Creed33.4485th
Jacob Stevens34.1996th
Michael Wilson34.22100th
Paula Bedford34.37106th
Selina Vernal34.41109th
Ged Browne36.03 pb126th
Becky Evans36.04 pb127th
Chloe Millan36.37 pb138th
Maud Hodson37.25 pb148th
Janet Bywater38.43 pb162nd
John Healy38.51165th
Sarah Burns38.53166th
Kasia Stachowiak39.04170th
Carolyn Edwards41.07195th
Catriona Hoult41.36 pb197th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera42.01 pb200th
Martin Quinlan45.44227th
Maya Goodwin53.27243rd
Helen McGuinness56.13245th
Alice Barrett56.15 pb246th
Saturday 16th February 2019. Chingford League Race 6 - Victoria Park 5 Mile.
A great turnout from ELR for the final fixture of a successful season. The course
consisted of two figure of eight laps on paths around the park. Conditions were ideal
and there were some PB's and excellent performances. Well done to everyone that run
and thanks to those who took part during the season. Euan Brown was second today and
this was enough for him to win the prize for First Senior Male. Becky Evans was third
in her category coming into this race and hopefully she will get in the medals as well!

Run Through Hyde Park 10km - Saturday 16th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Jamie Xavier43.3852nd

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 16th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes18.08* (1st man)1st - 74.17% Canons Park
Kat Maskell26.47* debut54th - 56.50% Trellisick
Stephen Swan22.18* debut23rd - 58.30% Littleport
Jakub Czeczotka24.49* debut70th - 53.79% Inverness
Cathal Lynch24.22 debut119th - 52.94% Richmond
Katherine Harris21.55 debut92nd - 69.05% York
Stuart Barton23.03 debut134th - 63.49% York
Marc Akers27.09 debut297th - 52.61% York
Martin Quinlan28.07 debut46th - 50.80% Dartford Heath
Paul Marshall21.56 debut55th - 59.80% Peckham Rye
Shahib Miah Ali24.26 (debut & double buggy)132nd - 53.21% Peckham Rye
Andy Bolderstone24.32 debut137th - 57.34% Peckham Rye
Samia Choudhury32.55 debut310th - 44.96% Peckham Rye
John Booth17.43 (cpb & 1st man)1st - 75.92% Barking
Shaun DeSena30.04 debut176th - 43.13% Kingston
Patrick Brown18.25 (1st man)1st - 70.86% Walthamstow
Arthur Diaz35.46 debut124th - 39.05% Brentwood
Andrew Baxter19.427th - 74.87% Gunpowder
Terry Lewsey20.526th - 65.89% Thurrock,Orsett
Susan Bushnell36.12107th - 54.37% Thurrock Orsett
Scott McMillan18.05 (course pb)11th - 77.24% Hackney
James Nichols20.2359th - 64.68% Hackney
Clive Mehew21.3890th - 66.56% Hackney
Ciaran Canavan21.48100th - 65.06% Hackney
John Henry19.22 debut5th - 69.97% Roding Valley
Caroline Frith21.36 (1st lady)14th - 71.22% Roding Valley
Richard Potter29.3715th - 60.21% Roding Valley
Sheila Kennedy29.3781st - 63.70% Roding Valley
Dan Gritton17.404th - 80.85% Victoria Dock
Katie Whitton22.54 (course pb)53rd - 64.63% Victoria Dock
Joseph Gunn 18.37 (1st man)1st - 69.47% Valentines
Med Dahbi20.239th - Valentines
Ashley Faria21.4213th - 66.90% Valentines
Mounir Dahbi22.5331st - Valentines
Andrew Howard24.2661st - 63.98% Valentines
Sarah Faull25.26 (course pb)72nd - 58.26% Valentines
Jason Levy25.5183rd - Valentines
Annette Clark26.0490th - Valentines
Veronica Carrasco26.25100th - Valentines
Karen Levison27.13111th - 63.14% Valentines
Shailesh Patel27.18116th - 54.83% Valentines
Mary OBrien27.25119th - 73.92% Valentines
Rakesh Sandhu29.00155th - 50.86% Valentines
Naimah Riaz29.14166th - 53.02% Valentines
Kasia Stachowiak23.5854th - 62.59% Wanstead
Samir Younsi25.3180th - 55.13% Wanstead
Suzanne Taylor25.4987th - 64.17% Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi27.33121st - 55.29% Wanstead
Fiona Day28.14136th - 69.72% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar28.44145th - 56.96% Wanstead
Claire Emery28.58149th - 56.50% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards30.43175th - 52.20% Wanstead
Caroline Moore31.35190th - 58.10% Wanstead
Peter Hatley23.2650th - 60.03% Cleethorpes
Steven Bywater25.5236th - 58.89% Walthamstow

Chase The Sun 5km, QEOP - Wednesday 13th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Samir Younsi23.1435th

Chase The Sun 10km, QEOP - Wednesday 13th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Scott McMillan37.46 pb18th
Chase the Moon 10k in the Olympic Park last night. New PB of 37:46. Absolutely
the strongest Ive ever felt during a race (huge negative split!), and if the
course hadnt been a little on the long side, that time could have been even
quicker.

Sunday XC League - Race 5 : Therfield Heath, Royston. - Sunday 10th February 2019

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NameTimePosition
Maud Hodson51.2046th
Georgie Hooper55.1063rd
Kasia Stachowiak55.5267th
Kathryn Hertzberg57.5778th
Katie Whitton58.4282nd
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera60.3596th
Hayley Collins61.4497th
Antonio Martin Romero37.0216th
Richard Kimmens41.4571st
John Healy51.36166th
Owen Woodwards54.03180th
Alex Jameson55.02189th
Michael Wilson56.34195th
Kirk Johnson65.12220th
Arthur Diaz67.32222nd
227 men, 135 ladies
Men A Team - 16th, 11th overall of 20.
Vets - 14th, 15th overall of 20.
Ladies A Team - 11th, 15th overall of 20.
Vets - 12th, 14th overall of 20.

Sunday 10th February 2019 - Cross Country League - Race 5 - Therfield Heath, Royston.
A hard core group of East London Runners made the 50 mile journey up the M11 to Royston on a grey Sunday morning, for the final cross country fixture of the season. On arriving at Therfield Heath, we were met by driving rain made worse by a bitter cold wind. We set up base and then joined most of the other runners who were finding shelter by the club house. With a few minutes to go, we huddled together for a team photo and then the whistle was blown as a signal for everyone to make their way to the start line. The course is approx 5.5 miles and starts with one small lap followed by two very large laps of the Heath. I have run this course on many occasions and have experienced the icy wind blowing up and down every hill. All I can say is that I cannot remember it ever being as cold as it was today! Although we were missing a few regulars, we still managed to field 16 runners which was a great achievement considering the long journey and clash with other races. Rich Kimmens, Owen Woodwards and Hayley Steele all made their league debuts and I hope they had an enjoyable experience. Antonio Martin Romero was again first to finish for the men - in 16th place, followed by Rich Kimmens who had an outstanding run to finish in 71st place. Maud Hodson was in top form to finish in 46th for first ELR lady, followed by Georgie Hooper in 63rd, running well in probably her last appearance for the club. Thanks to John and Maud for getting the results done while my fingers were still thawing out! Also to Kashia and Arthur for supplying me with tea, croissant and a biscuit whilst I was recovering! The race was organised by Royston Runners and the marshalling and encouragement given was first class throughout, keeping up with the high standards of the league. This was the 5th and last race in what I hope has been an enjoyable season for everyone. I am pleased to report that the number of runners we have used has been the highest since I joined the club. Finally thanks to everyone for the camaraderie and the laughs! along the way. Good luck to Georgie - who we will miss - with her move and happy running with her new club.
Gareth Davies DNF (Knee injury)
Also Philip Wingham (Guest Runner) 89th

Run Through Olympic Park Half Marathon - Sunday 10th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Aaron Browne1.21.18
Roisin Archer1.34.36327th
Chris Green1.32.40337th
Selina Vernal1.37.46434th
Stephen Taylor1.39.12507th
Craig Livermore1.43.00817th
Katherine Harris1.45.41983rd
Stuart Norris1.49.391449th
Sophie Edwards1.59.502144th
Catriona Hoult2.02.102258th
Andrea Waller2.03.032356th
Jayne Browne2.05.482532nd
Helen McGuinness2.14.10 pb3205th
Jason Levy2.20.073467th
Isabella Allan2.26.11 debut3608th
Rosie Shrimplin2.37.263827th
Elizabeth ODonnell2.48.363943rd
First off, on Sunday 3rd February I obtained a new 10k PB. And because I felt I still had plenty of pent up energy left, I decided to burn it off with a track session the following day. As such, doing my 3 x 2 mile repeats with 6 mins recovery...as well as 1/3 of the clubs session...I felt absolutely great afterwards, riding the crest of a wave, and accruing 11.8 miles in the process. But I knew how foolish that was, and it came at the expense of my achilles later on Tuesday. I merely dismissed this as a glitch, but during Wednesdays social club run, it became apparent that it was something more than just a glitch...it was very much real.
Over the next couple of days, I spent most of my time resting, icing, stretching and foam rolling, just to get myself in some sort of shape. Then on Saturday, I wanted to get a little bit of practice in, so did a mile warm up and Valentines parkrun. That caused it to flare back up, so I resorted to going back to what I was doing before, and come race day, just hope it held up for the first half of the race.
Now were on to the main focal pointthe race. As far as conditions were concerned it wasn t exactly ideal, the strong winds would make it feel a lot harder than it maybe should, but that wasnt my main concern. I was glad I bumped into Katherine upon entering the venue, and talking took my mind off of my worries for a certain period of time. Also met Catriona and Helen, we exchanged a few words before soon parting ways.
After rushing back from the loos to make the start in time, I ended up finding myself half way behind the 1:50 pacer (maybe in the greater scheme of things, this wasn t such a bad spot to be in). As we started I decided I wouldn t let this hamper me, and any sign of an opening I would gladly take even taking to the pavement to get the speed ramped up...as there were certain pinch points on course. I opened my race ahead of plan on pace terms, and got past the 1:50 pacer within the first mile and a half. By mile 4/5, I blitzed past the 1:40 pacer along with the immense wall of people surrounding him and continued on my war path. It was by around mile 7 I could feel issues cropping back up again, but I knuckled down and got on with it, as whatever was going to happen, was going to happen.
I saw Aaron one last time on course before my downfall, and I tried to put on a brave face as we passed one another, but that would be the last time I managed that. To my own amazement though, I at least managed to get to mile 10 before all hell broke loose, and the achilles gave way once again, leaving me walking/run limping to try and attain my bronze time of 1:40. It s not like it was just that either I was battling sleep deprivation, a sugar/caffeine crash, the wind (like everyone else). I was just simply exhausted, and at many points I felt like giving up and pulling off, but I told myself that I can t. Another thought crept into my mind, did I give up when I fell in the Remembrance Day Marathon last year? No, I got back up and walked to the end with 2 miles left, and this was no different.
Me and Kat passed one another twice, once at midway, and the other en route to the finish. And that spurred me on to not give up, no matter what. Alas, I had to check behind me didn t I? The 1:40 pacer was gradually creeping up on me. I tried to stay ahead, but I eventually accepted my fate, my race for bronze was over. At the time I was so despondent, and hung my head in shame, everything was dyed black and I failed to see any sense at all. That this was a culmination of my own exuberance earlier in the week (amongst other contributing factors), so I guess that was in part why I shot myself down. But I was determined to finish with a small enough bang, sprinting the last 0.2 miles to the finish with another guy for close competition. I admitted defeat and let him go in the end, as there was nothing left for a response.
All I have left to say is thanks to all the marshals and spectators for braving the conditions, and being awesome. Same story goes for the organisers, as the route was actually really good, and something I’d highly recommend, despite it looking like spaghetti junction.
I ll be back again for revenge, that much I m certain. Craig's report

Orion Mercury 10 - Saturday 9th February 2019

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NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes1.08.184th
Thomas Burrard-Lucas1.14.3818th
Andrew Baxter1.21.4930th
Andrew Jackson1.22.3733rd
Robert Rayworth1.23.0936th
Calvin Bobin1.23.4941st
Georgie Hooper1.28.42*49th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera1.29.29*56th
Filipa Soares1.29.29*57th
Maud Hodson1.32.4366th
Caroline Frith1.34.2869th
Sarah Burns1.36.5172nd
Alex Jameson1.39.2376th
Gareth Davies1.40.0878th
* Georgie, Alexandra & Filipa missed a turning and ran about 8.5 miles

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 9th February 2019

NameTimePosition
Sarah Faull27.40* debut 66th - 53.55% Jersey Farm
Thomas Grimes18.41* (1st man & course pb)1st - 71.99% Canons Park
Shahib Miah Ali21.32 debut33rd - 60.37% Crystal Palace
John Henry19.56 (1st man & debut)1st - 67.98% Roundhay
Stuart Barton24.06 debut88th - 60.72% Kings Lynn
John Booth18.46 debut9th - 71.67% Burgess
Fiona Critchley25.00 (1st lady)20th - 68.73% Great Dunmow
Patrick Brown18.06 (1st man)1st - 72.10% Hillsborough
Stephen Swan24.07 debut28th - 53.90% Dartford
Steven Bywater26.5343rd - 56.66% Walthamstow
Marc Akers37.28209th - 38.12% Gunpowder
Cathal Lynch24.1749th - 53.12% Tralee
Susan Bushnell38.1597th - 51.46% Thurrock,Orsett Heath
Peter Hatley25.2425th - 55.38% Roding Valley
Richard Guest22.2454th - Highbury Fields
Kat Maskell26.06155th - Highbury Fields
Martin Quinlan31.46333rd - 44.96% Mile End
Mark Moir36.59376th - 34.88% Mile End
Paul Marshall22.23 debut91st - 58.60% Dulwich
Andy Bolderstone24.26 debut163rd - 57.57% Dulwich
Kasia Stachowiak23.58146th - 62.59% Hackney
Claire Emery28.13254th - 58.00% Hackney
Ijeoma Anozie29.18285th - 52.50% Hackney
Maya Goodwin32.57338th - 49.67% Hackney
Julie Creffield49.58371st - 30.62% Hackney
Stuart Kelly18.11 (1st man)1st - 72.14% Valentines
Joseph Gunn 18.35 (course pb)2nd - 69.60% Valentines
Simon Thomas19.125th - 68.66% Valentines
Med Dahbi21.0616th - 69.91% Valentines
Craig Livermore21.4022nd - 59.54% Valentines
Mounir Dahbi22.5736th - 58.61% Valentines
Shailesh Patel23.1643rd - 64.40% Valentines
Saheb Yousefi23.2844th - 56.18% Valentines
Katherine Harris24.2865th - 61.85% Valentines
Rakesh Sandhu27.16 (300th parkrun)118th - 54.10% Valentines
Jason Levy30.30175th - 47.21% Valentines
Rajeshwari Parthasarathy30.43181st - 49.00% Valentines
Frank Brownlie31.05185th - 54.96% Valentines
James Wilson19.502nd - 69.83% Wanstead
Scott McMillan20.003rd - 69.83% Wanstead
Ciaran Canavan23.5025th - 59.51% Wanstead
Samir Younsi24.3130th - 57.38% Wanstead
Lance Fuller26.0750th - 59.35% Wanstead
Alex Jameson27.0262nd - 53.70% Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi29.5293rd - 51.00% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar30.0397th - 54.46% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards32.02115th - 50.05% Wanstead
Caroline Moore36.23158th - 50.44% Wanstead
Andrew Howard39.19173rd - 39.76% Wanstead
Arthur Diaz29.20290th - 47.61% Mile End

Great Bentley Half Marathon - Sunday 3rd February 2019

NameTimePosition
Peter Hatley1.35.57188th
Paul Thompson1.37.17206th
Grant Conway1.44.53291st
John Healy1.49.02336th
666 finishers.

Cancer Research UK Winter Run 10km - Sunday 3rd February 2019

NameTimePosition
John Booth35.4138th
Aaron Browne37.14103rd
John Henry39.02186th
Craig Livermore41.09383rd
Jimmy Dale41.13390th
Robert Rayworth41.28422nd
Selina Vernal43.18719th, 59th
Caroline Frith43.35776th, 70th
Terry Lewsey45.421278th
Stephen Swan48.232219th
Kasia Stachowiak48.422350th
Chris Green49.562890th
Alex Jameson53.294637th
Stuart Barton56.086298th
Tina Bennett56.146372nd
Brian Crowther58.458072nd
Anita Lomax1.00.479484th
David Wyatt1.04.3711935th
Jane Clapton1.06.5013151st
Susan Bushnell1.22.0317491st
Julie Creffield1.22.4117617th
Brooke Stephenson1.27.37 debut17959th

Eastern Counties/Essex Indoor Championships, Lea Valley Indoor Centre - Sunday 3rd February 2019

NameTimePosition
Maud Hodson56.21 indoor pb2nd, Vets 300m (Essex champion)
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera61.73 debut3rd, Vets 300m (Essex runner up)
Maud Hodson6.08.52 pb9th, 1500m (Essex Vet champion)
Scott McMillan4.58.27 debut8th, 1500m (6th Vet)
Maud reports: It's lovely (and for me quite rare) when you have a race where you feel you performed as well as you could have done, and have no regrets. I had a great day at the Essex Indoors yesterday, and successfully defended both of my county titles. But...
I am so used to being way out on my own at the back in track races that in the 300m I realised too late that I could compete with the woman who won (but not being from Essex couldn't take the title). I tried to chase her down in the home straight, but didn't quite catch her and was beaten by .4 of a second. Feel like I could have won it if I'd known what I was doing, and could have got an outright PB instead of just in indoor one.
In the 1500m I got an outright PB, and am pleased with my time, but, having felt a bit out-of-sorts, and lost count of the laps (7 and a half times round an indoor track, and no GPS to check distance and pace), when I did get to the last lap I had too much left in the tank. Could probably have done more. Next time...

Run Through Victoria Park 10km - Saturday 2nd February 2019

NameTimePosition
Jamie Xavier44.0540th

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 2nd February 2019

NameTimePosition
Fiona Critchley24.36* debut30th - 69.85% Darebin, AUS
Mark Moir39.2254th - 32.77% Sunderland
Richard Guest24.3873rd - 57.98% Frimley Lodge
Kat Maskell26.19148th - 57.50% Highbury Fields
Martin Quinlan29.17214th - 48.78% Southwark
Samir Younsi23.5772nd - 58.73% Osterley
Liam Dempsey28.3648th - 45.45% Brentwood
Alexandra Wilkinson40.01231st - 40.92% Hockley Woods
Cathal Lynch26.26 debut514th - 48.80% Bushy
Katherine Harris22.2230th - 67.66% Victoria Dock
James Nichols19.25 (course pb)5th - 67.90% Gunpowder
Richard Potter22.1315th - 59.71% Gunpowder
Shahib Miah Ali23.33 (double buggy)16th - 55.20% Barking
Samia Choudhury30.43 (course pb)60th - 48.18% Barking
Patrick Brown18.141st - 71.57% Walthamstow
Tim Aylett27.3659th - 49.46% Walthamstow
Steven Bywater28.1662nd - 53.89% Walthamstow
Andy Kumar20.314th - 63.93% Roding Valley
Peter Hatley24.5326th - 56.53% Roding Valley
Sheila Kennedy29.3765th - 63.70% Roding Valley
Mark Boulton17.307th - 75.33% Hackney
Billy Rayner18.3318th - 70.35% Hackney
Lance Fuller24.01129th - 64.54% Hackney
Ciaran Canavan24.33143rd - 57.77% Hackney
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera25.29 debut175th - 60.04% Hackney
Sarah Burns25.30176th - 61.24% Hackney
Paula Bedford25.31178th - 61.66% Hackney
Ijeoma Anozie28.58231st - 53.11% Hackney
Joseph Gunn 18.49 debut2nd - 68.73% Valentines
Ashley Faria20.587th - 69.24% Valentines
Mounir Dahbi23.0219th - 58.39% Valentines
Chloe Millan23.06 (course pb)20th - 64.07% Valentines
Jason Levy24.4840th - 58.06% Valentines
Rakesh Sandhu25.3847th - 57.09% Valentines
Catriona Hoult25.43 (course pb)50th - 61.18% Valentines
Veronica Carrasco27.00 (course pb)66th - 54.81% Valentines
Deva Payaniandy30.50122nd - 47.46% Valentines
Louise Payaniandy31.47123rd - 50.97% Valentines
Terry Lewsey21.365th - 63.66% Thurrock, Orsett
Stephen Swan23.38 debut12th - 55.01% Thurrock, Orsett
Stuart Barton25.32 (course pb)21st - 57.31% Thurrock, Orsett
Susan Bushnell39.1073rd - 50.26% Thurrock, Orsett.
James Wilson18.58 (1st man)1st - 73.02% Wanstead
Tom Marshall19.374th - 67.63% Wanstead
Scott McMillan19.555th - 70.13% Wanstead
Suzanne Taylor26.5659th - 61.51% Wanstead
Katie Whitton27.05 (50th parkrun)61st - 54.65% Wanstead
Maud Hodson27.2165th - 58.62% Wanstead
Fiona Day27.4468th - 70.97% Wanstead
Claire Emery28.5582nd - 56.60% Wanstead
Andrew Howard30.12100th - 51.77% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards32.48133rd - 48.42% Wanstead
Caroline Moore34.39149th - 52.96% Wanstead
Kasia Stachowiak1.13.34 (tailwalker)193rd - 20.39% Wanstead

Ashridge Duathlons National Champs - Sprint Distance - Sunday 27th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Dan Senior1.15.1265th
Sarah Burns1.23.33124th, 17th, 3rd F40-44
Distance - 5km / 22km / 2.5km
Dan - 19.18 / 45.58 / 9.56
Sarah - 24.15 / 47.00 / 12.17

Murcia Marathon - Sunday 27th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Zoila Gilham-Fernandez3.46.30169th, 5th lady, 2nd Senior
Zoila's Race Report... A little marathon in a little city.
Murcia is my home city in Spain. So when I saw they do a marathon of course I was going to sign up!
Just 2 weeks before race day I had managed to sprain my ankle walking to work... so for the 2 weeks leading up to it I wasn't able to train and only managed a small 3 miler on the Friday...
On the Morning of race day I jumped out of bed. Had my coffee and my granola with skyr. Doing all my glucose checks and making a plan for my insulin dosing and gel intakes. We walked over to the starting pens which are tiny as over 3 distances (10k, Half and the full) there were only 2000 or so runners. We all set of 9am sharp. I started of feeling strong. The weather was good. It was warm and I was in a good mood. At some points during the first 15 miles I think I misjudged my insulin so suspended it for about half an hour and then later on again. Between miles 3 and 18 I had this woman on a bike with a balloon riding next to me. I didn't know why I thought she was just there to keep the runners company...
At mile 15 she told me "You know you're currently third lady right" Thats when I read what was written on the balloon that said "3 Feminina" I was really surprised I was going all that great. At about mile 16 I saw this other woman catching up to me. I was told to stay calm. She was just doing the half. When it got to mile 18 I started to slow a bit and got caught by the lady behind me and then by another lady. By mile 20 my legs began to feel the lack of training and my pace slowed almost to a halt. I ended up running with a guy from scotland who was also struggling. We had a nice chat and supported each other for the last 6 miles. :)
Murcia is tiny for a city so there wasn't that many spectators but the spectators that were there were awesome! It also meant I got to see my family as I crossed the line. It also meant that its a flatish 2 lap course of the city extending into the outskirts.
When I got to the finish I saw the inflatable arches then my uncles and aunties and my partner and out of nowhere my legs found the power for a sprint finish. The presenter also called my name out which was nice :) I finished with a time of 3.46.30. Which isn't a PB it was injury free though!. However I came 5th Lady and 2nd in the sen Cat but most importantly of all I got to run round my home city with a lot of my family waiting for me at the finish and supporting me. No Abbott major can beat that.

Run Through Velopark 5km - Saturday 26th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Samir Younsi24.166th
Brooke Stephenson45.2061st

South of England Cross Country Championships, Parliament Hill - Saturday 26th January 2019

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NameTimePosition
Filipa Soares47.29633rd, 8km
Diana Rexhepaj52.45681st, 8km
Thomas Grimes1.02.16632nd, 15km
Spencer Evans1.03.34700th, 15km
Emmet Fitzgibbon1.13.181044th, 15km
Mike Reports.Well done to the runners who represented our club in the main SEAA Cross Country Championships today.
Diana Rexhepaj, Filipa Soares, Thomas Grimes, Spencer Evans and Emmet Fitzgibbon.
Thanks to our supporters, Mark Moir, Rachel and Louis Le Roux and Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera.
A three lap course for the men (15KM) and two for the women (8KM). The start is a highlight with the spectacle of the runners racing to the top of the hill en-masse! This is a great event and it is always enjoyable supporting the athletes at these races. It turned very cold by the time of the men's race and it was very muddy, but at least the rain held off until the evening.

Ashridge Duathlon National Championships - Standard Distance - Saturday 26th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Ava Lee2.37.3291st, 13th women, 1st F40-44
Daniel Lee2.38.5696th
Emily Clarke3.11.00181st, 45th women
10km, 44km, 5km.
Ava 41.15/ 0.54/ 1.32.44 / 0.58/ 21.38
Danny 39.29 / 1.46 / 1.36.09/1.09 / 20.20
Emily 46.25 / 1.42 / 1.57.40 / 0.43 / 24.29

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 26th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Arthur Diaz29.01* debut36th - 48.01% Maryborough
Med Dahbi20.58* debut49th - 70.35% Albert,Melbourne
Fiona Critchley23.37* debut & 1st lady11th - 72.76% Montrose Foreshore, Tasmania
Andy Bolderstone23.21* debut57th - 60.24% Worcester Pitchcroft
Stuart Barton29.49* debut266th - 49.08% Upton House
Shaun DeSena32.06 debut338th - 40.39% Upton House
Stuart Kelly17.27* debut3rd - 75.17% Kings Lynn
Lauren Kelly23.39 debut100th - 62.58% Kings Lynn
Katherine Harris23.43* debut164th - 63.81% Tooting Common
James Nichols20.14* debut15th - 65.16% Colchester Castle
Shahib Miah Ali22.31 debut21st - 57.74% Lloyd, Croydon
Richard Guest23.1091st - 61.65% Highbury Fields
Martin Quinlan32.26284th - 44.04% Southwark
Stephen Swan22.4048th - 57.35% Kesgrave
Susan Bushnell38.55102nd - 50.58% Thurrock, Orsett Heath
Marc Akers37.31196th - 38.07% Gunpowder
Maud Hodson22.52 (course pb, age grade & 1st lady)13th - 70.12% Barking
Lawrence Foster22.5814th - 66.91% Barking
Andrew Howard23.19 (course pb)16th - 67.05% Barking
Mark Moir40.37118th - 31.76% Barking
Patrick Brown18.061st - 72.10% Walthamstow
Andrew Baxter20.216th - 72.48% Walthamstow
Mark Boulton24.5242nd - 53.02% Walthamstow
Janet Bywater26.1058th - 67.39% Walthamstow
Steven Bywater27.0771st - 56.18% Walthamstow
Scott McMillan18.27 (course pb)15th - 75.70% Hackney
Thomas Burrard-Lucas20.0033rd - 65.00% Hackney
Shanavaz Malayodu23.48125th - 56.09% Hackney
Lucy Barron23.50127th - 62.10% Hackney
Lance Fuller24.09140th - 64.18% Hackney
Paula Bedford25.55200th - 60.71% Hackney
Ciaran Canavan26.19221st - 53.89% Hackney
Ijeoma Anozie30.20324th - 50.71% Hackney
Andy Kumar19.572nd - 65.75% Roding Valley
David Baldwin21.438th - 61.93% Roding Valley
Calvin Bobin21.54 (99th parkrun)10th - 75.19% Roding Valley
Richard Potter22.3314th - 58.83% Roding Valley
Cathal Lynch26.3043rd - 48.68% Roding Valley
Peter Hatley26.3947th - 52.78% Roding Valley
Sheila Kennedy30.1882nd - 62.27% Roding Valley
Nathan Jones19.593rd - 64.55% Valentines
Ashley Faria20.245th - 71.16% Valentines
Craig Livermore21.4110th - 59.49% Valentines
Shailesh Patel22.4219th - 66.01% Valentines
Mounir Dahbi22.47 (course pb)20th - 59.03% Valentines
Rakesh Sandhu23.5335th - 61.27% Valentines
Alex Jameson24.5050th - 58.46% Valentines
Jason Levy26.0267th - 53.31% Valentines
Eleanor Wilkinson29.08108th - 50.80% Valentines
Maya Goodwin33.37162nd - 48.69% Valentines
James Wilson18.593rd - 72.96% Wanstead
John Henry19.314th - 69.43% Wanstead
Selina Vernal22.51 (1st lady)40th - 66.23% Wanstead
Kasia Stachowiak24.3256th - 61.14% Wanstead
Jakub Czeczotka25.3775th - 52.11% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar26.1388th - 62.43% Wanstead
Catriona Hoult26.3693rd - 59.15% Wanstead
Tim Aylett27.27107th - 49.73% Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi29.35144th - 51.49% Wanstead
Rachel Le Roux30.42163rd - 49.02% Wanstead
Diana Rexhepaj30.45164th - 53.88% Wanstead
Michael Keefe36.41235th - 38.35% Wanstead

Folksworth 15 - Sunday 20th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Marc Akers2.17.30282nd
433 finishers.

Run Through Finsbury Park 5km - Sunday 20th January 2019

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NameTimePosition
Samir Younsi23.5712th, 2nd V40

Run Through Finsbury Park 10km - Sunday 20th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Jamie Xavier46.0142nd , 2nd V40

Benfleet 15 - Sunday 20th January 2019

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NameTimePosition
Mark Boulton1.42.0118th
Joseph Browne1.52.51 (1.51.42ly)74th
James Nichols1.52.5375th
Calvin Bobin2.00.16 (2.06.28ly)135th, 2nd M60
Jacob Stevens2.04.03172nd
Regis Martin2.04.13174th
Caroline Frith2.04.34176th
Jimmy Dale2.06.48195th
Robert Rayworth2.07.21198th
James Creed2.08.27216th
Nathaniel Dye2.08.39220th
Nick Hoult2.08.50222nd
Stephen Taylor2.09.30234th
Peter Hatley2.10.22240th
Emmet Fitzgibbon2.10.35243rd
Maud Hodson2.14.48 (2.23.24ly)291st, 42nd, 8th F45
Karan Gadhia2.16.06306th
Kasia Stachowiak2.17.09323rd - 51st
Ged Browne2.17.30340th
John Healy2.23.30405th
Shahib Miah Ali2.28.24453rd
Grant Conway2.28.24454th
Georgie Hooper2.29.38461st
Kathryn Hertzberg2.29.01464th
Alex Jameson2.31.29494th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera2.31.53 (2.40.50ly)501st
Catriona Hoult2.37.03547th
Hayley Collins2.37.03565th
Shanavaz Malayodu2.43.34605th
Fiona Day2.52.48681st
Roselin Boramakot2.56.07715th
Helen McGuinness3.00.54 (3.04.13ly)736th
Jason Levy3.04.57750th
Lee Rand3.21.32799th
824 finishers.

Run Through Greenwich Park 10km - Saturday 19th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Amit Marks43.0533rd

Chingford League - Event 5 - Orion XC - Saturday 19th January 2019

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NameTimePosition
Euan Brown29.051st
Patrick Brown30.249th
Thomas Grimes31.5521st
Billy Rayner32.4429th
Thomas Burrard-Lucas32.4830th
Andrew Baxter34.1841st
Gareth Davies38.0389th
Becky Evans40.17102nd
Michael Wilson41.30119th
Andy Bolderstone41.59126th
Chloe Millan42.05127th
David Hallybone42.41131st
Sarah Burns42.42132nd
Sheetal Dandgey45.49149th
Ford Cadiogan45.50150th
Tim Aylett46.12154th
Saturday 19th January 2019 - Chingford League Race 5 - Cross Country, Rangers Road, Chingford.
Congratulations to Euan Bilge, winner of the Chingford Mud Fest Race!
For the 5th and penultimate race in the series it was a return to cross country in Epping Forest, off Rangers Road, Chingford. (The one with the mud)! The course was a two lap 5 miler on hilly and in places very muddy trail and grass. The race was won by Euan Bilge Brown in 29.05 with brother
Patrick also making the top ten in 9th place and a time of 30.24. Becky Evans had an outstanding run and probably her best for the club so far, finishing in 102nd overall (40.17) for first ELR lady. Chloe Millan had her usual good consistent run to finish in 127th (42.05). Once again there were many great performances today on a course which some people enjoyed more than others (Gareth)! Thanks to Orion AC for the great organisation and to the marshals, including our own Maud and Alexandra, also Frank for his support. It was bitterly cold and I would like to thank everyone who played a part on the day. The final race of the Chingford League season (not including the relays at Wanstead Flats) is on Saturday 16th February at Victoria Park, Hackney. (5 Miles on Tarmac). Hope to see you there.

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 19th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Arthur Diaz29.47* debut129th - 46.89% Parramatta
Kat Maskell26.45* debut306th - 56.57% Brockwell, Herne Hill
Marc Akers45.23* debut69th - 31.47% Manor Field, Whittlesey
Paul Marshall21.55* debut3rd - 59.85% Skatas, Sweden
Fiona Critchley24.26* debut31st - 70.33% Bellerive, Tasmania
Chris Green23.35* debut20th - 57.88% Queen Elizabeth
Saima Zeb30.48 debut140th - 48.05% Upton Court
Stephen Swan24.53 debut11th - 52.24% Westmill
Shaun DeSena30.21 debut353rd - 42.72% York
Morag Campbell37.49 debut44th - 42.84% Beckton
John Henry19.03 (100th parkrun)25th - 71.13% Finsbury
James Nichols20.5947th - 62.83% Chelmsford Central
Richard Potter22.2520th - 59.18% Gunpowder
Steven Bywater25.5561st - 58.33% Walthamstow
Martin Quinlan27.56291st - 51.13% Southwark
Liam Dempsey26.5049th - 48.45% Brentwood
Shahib Miah Ali23.16 (double buggy)23rd - 55.87% Barking
Andy Bolderstone23.39 debut27th - 59.48% Barking
Samia Choudhury32.14 (course pb)80th - 45.92% Barking
Jakub Czeczotka24.4326th - 54.01% Roding Valley
Cathal Lynch25.10 (50th parkrun)30th - 51.26% Roding Valley
Peter Hatley25.2834th - 55.24% Roding Valley
Sheila Kennedy30.1685th - 66.33% Roding Valley
Paula Bedford21.2577th - 73.46% Hackney
Clive Mehew21.5491st - 65.75% Hackney
Kasia Stachowiak23.10127th - 64.75% Hackney
Nick Hoult23.15 (course pb)131st - 61.00% Hackney
Lucy Barron24.20168th - 60.82% Hackney
Catriona Hoult25.24 (course pb)197th - 61.94% Hackney
Tina Bennett27.30263rd - 56.36% Hackney
Ashley Faria20.157th - 71.69% Valentines
Craig Livermore20.3310th - 62.77% Valentines
Shailesh Patel21.4618th - 68.84% Valentines
Lawrence Foster22.1323rd - 69.17% Valentines
Katherine Harris22.2024th - 67.76% Valentines
Karen Levison22.4926th - 75.21% Valentines
Saheb Yousefi24.0945th - 54.59% Valentines
Colin Dryland25.2360th - 57.19% Valentines
Mounir Dahbi25.3864th - 52.47% Valentines
Veronica Carrasco27.14 (1st parkrun)86th - 54.35% Valentines
Mary OBrien27.2488th - 73.97% Valentines
Jason Levy31.56165th - 45.09% Valentines
James Wilson18.493rd - 73.60% Wanstead
Scott McMillan19.216th - 72.18% Wanstead
Samir Younsi24.5699th - 56.42% Wanstead
Suzanne Taylor25.31113th - 64.92% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar26.02125th - 62.87% Wanstead
Georgie Hooper27.29155th - 53.97% Wanstead
Fiona Day27.35158th - 70.33% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards28.00 (250th parkrun)168th - 56.73% Wanstead
Maud Hodson28.00169th - 57.26% Wanstead
Alex Jameson30.03210th - 48.31% Wanstead
Andrew Howard30.11217th - 51.79% Wanstead
Katie Whitton30.53 (49th parkrun)234th - 47.92% Wanstead

Run Through - Crystal Palace series - Sunday 13th January 2019

NameTimePosition
John Healy50:2892nd
323 finishers.

Sunday XC League - Race 4 : Cassiobury Park - Sunday 13th January 2019

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NameTimePosition
Jose Rodriguez35:5910th
Antonio Martin Romero37:3025th
Thomas Grimes37:5027th
Richard Butterworth39:3958th - 57th
James Nichols41:2085th - 81st
Mark Moir43:31126th - 116th
Michael Bamford43:34127th - 117th
Paul Marshall44:46145th - 131st
Amit Marks44:49148th - 133rd
Gareth Davies45:35165th - 147th
Robert Rayworth47:08200th - 171st
Michael Wilson49:36248th - 196rth
Maud Hodson50:32267th (63rd of 195)
Alex Jameson51:12281st - 213th
Kasia Stachowiak51:25286th (71st)
Georgie Hooper53:46331st (89th)
Kathryn Hertzberg54:29346th (98th)
Carolyn Edwards55:58373rd (115th)
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera56:51383rd (122nd)
Dave Knight56:54384th - 262nd
Katie Whitton57:25389th (127th)
Tricia ONeill58:28406th (137th)
Kirk Johnson63:45443rd - 280th
281 men, 195 women / 476 runners
Combined Team 13th of 20
Women's Team 13th
Women's Vets also 13th
Men's Team 6th
Men's Vets 10th



A very good turnout this morning of 23 ELR runners for the 4th and penultimate race of the Sunday League series, at Cassiobury Park, Watford. The course of Approx 6 miles started with a downhill run to the wooded area, followed by a very hilly 2 laps of the woods before returning uphill back to the finish line. The weather was very mild for January and the conditions on trail and path were very firm.
There were many outstanding individual performances today, but taking the plaudits was Jose Nacho Rodriguez who rounded off an outstanding debut with a top ten finish. Well done to Maud Hodson, first ELR lady in 267th position overall and a big course PB. Also impressing on their Sunday League debuts were Richard Butterworth, who finished in an excellent 58th place on his comeback from injury, Amit Marks (148th) and Caz Edwards (373rd) overall.
The organisation and marshalling was excellent once again and this was another very enjoyable morning of racing. Well done to everyone who ran today and thanks to those who took their cars to Watford. The 5th and last race of the season is at Royston on Sunday 10th February 2019 (10.30am start).

Run Through - QEOP series - Saturday 12th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Chloe Millan47:5362nd

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 12th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes18:51* debut3rd - 71.35% - Canons Park
Andrew Howard25:09* debut31st - 62.16% - Wendover Woods
Thomas Burrard-Lucas19:1522nd - 67.53% - Hackey Marshes
Kasia Stachowiak23:01119th - 65.17% - Hackney Marshes
Paula Bedford25:39211th - 61.34% - Hackney Marshes
Shahib Miah Ali19:54 debut14th - 65.33% - Kingston
Caroline Frith21:05 first woman9th - 72.96% - Roding Valley
David Baldwin21.5315th - 61.46% - Roding Valley
Andy Kumar24:4949th - 52.85% - Roding Valley
Kat Maskell25:35209th - 59.15% - Highbury Fields
Ashley Faria20:207th - 71.39% - Valentines
Craig Livermore21:1610th - 60.66% - Valentines
Med Dahbi21:1811th - 69.25% - Valentines
Jimmy Dale21:3615th - 60.19% - Valentines
Mounir Dahbi22:5725th - 58.61% - Valentines
Katherine Harris24:3049th - 61.77% - Valentines
Jason Levy25:0056th - 57.60% - Valentines
Deepali Chouhan37:14232nd - 40.42% - Valentines
Paul Marshall20:51 debut11th - 62.91% - Oak Hill
Andy Bolderstone25:55 debut104th - 54.28% - Oak Hill
James Wilson18:465th - 73.80% - Wanstead Flats
Scott McMillan19:026th - 73.38% - Wanstead Flats
Andrew Baxter20:2314th - 72.36% - Wanstead Flats
Jakub Czeczotka24:1872nd - 54.94% - Wanstead Flats
Samir Younsi24:2473rd - 57.65% - Wanstead Flats
Derek Wright24:3479th - 59.09% - Wanstead Flats
David Hallybone24:3680th - 56.78 - Wanstead Flats
Liam Dempsey25:42101st - 50.58% - Wanstead Flats
Suzanne Taylor25:42102nd - 64.46% - Wanstead Flats
Bernadett Kalmar25:58110th - 63.03% - Wanstead Flats
Rachel Le Roux26:56135th - 55.88% - Wanstead Flats
Catherine Brett27:28144th - 63.41 - Wanstead Flats
Saima Zeb30:33 course PB200th - 48.71% - Wanstead Flats
Narelle McClorey31:23 debut216th - 49.02% - Wanstead Flats
Viktor Szabadi32:14237th - 46.9% - Wanstead Flats
Jane Clapton33:16249th - 48.7% - Wanstead Flats
Sophie Edwards33:51 (249th parkrun)257th - 46.92% - Wanstead Flats
Michael Keefe34:05264th - 40.98% - Wanstead Flats
Morag Campbell36:56289th - 43.86% - Wanstead Flats
Elizabeth ODonnell38:25304th - 43.12% - Wanstead Flats
Michael Bamford21:46 debut30th - 68.84% - Raphael
Tim Aylett25:49 debut227th - 52.87% - Mile End
John Healy23:44165th - 59.27% - Dulwich
Stuart Kelly18:482nd - 69.77% - Barking
Maud Hodson23:20 course PB27th - 68.71% - Barking
Lawrence Foster23:2429th - 65.67% - Barking
Lauren Kelly23:5834th - 61.75% - Barking
Patrick Brown17.35 (1st man)1st - 74.22% Walthamstow
Nick Hoult22:3321st - 62.9% - Walthamstow
Steven Bywater25:2549th - 59.48% - Walthamstow
Peter Hatley26:4074th - 52.75% - Walthamstow
Stephen Swan22:21 debut24th - 58.17% - Thetford
Martin Quinlan28:00234th - 51.01% - Southwark
Mark Moir20:378th - 62.57% - Sunderland
James Nichols22:4315th - 58.03% - Brentwood
Don Bennett34:25 debut83rd - 46.69% - Hasenheide
John Henry19:31 debut6th - 69.43% - Grovelands
Cathal Lynch24.02 debut114th - 53.68% Peterborough
John Booth17:374th - 76.35% - Southwark

Country To Capital 45 miles - Saturday 12th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Dan Gritton6:28:3159th
294 Finishers

RunThrough Chase the Moon Olympic Park 10K - Wednesday 9th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Alice Barrett1.12.32243rd

Mince Pies Revenge, Velopark - Sunday 6th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Sarah Burns52.1634th, 3rd lady
Jimmy Dale53.1738th
Roger Stubbs54.5045th
Emily Clarke56.2854th
2 mile run / 10 mile cycle / 1 mile run.
Sarah 15.32 / 29.09 / 7.35
Jimmy 14.35 / 31.29 / 7.13
Roger 15.29 / 31.30 / 7.28
Emily 14.33 / 34.38 / 7.07

Ashridge Sprint Duathlon - Sunday 6th January 2019

NameTimePosition
Michael Bamford1.21.4731st of 80
20.37 / 1.25 / 48.09 / 0.34 / 11.00 = 1.21.47

Essex Senior Cross Country, Writtle, Chelmsford - Saturday 5th January 2019

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NameTimePosition
Jennifer Ansell43.1724th
Sarah Burns49.0159th
Maud Hodson50.3864th
Fiona Critchley51.4670th
Kasia Stachowiak54.1586th
Georgie Hooper54.2889th
Joanna Neville55.2998th
Catriona Hoult56.03101st
Fiona Day56.19103rd
Tricia ONeill56.57108th
Hayley Collins56.58109th
Filipa Soares57.24111th
Kathryn Hertzberg57.40112th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera57.48113th
Susan Edwards57.50114th(WG&EL)
Diana Rexhepaj1.03.53137th
Susan Bushnell1.21.03149th
Euan Brown34.1310th
Dan Gritton39.4197th
Spencer Evans40.06103rd
James Nichols41.00122nd
Dan Senior41.53138th
Terry Lewsey44.56171st
Emmet Fitzgibbon47.07188th
Gareth Davies47.18191st
Paul Thompson48.18196th
Arthur Diaz1.02.24229th
Team results: Womens teams
11th ELR, 18th ELR B, 22nd ELR C and 25th ELR D of 27 teams.

Team - Men
18th ELR

parkrun - all venues - Saturday 5th January 2019

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NameTimePosition
Alex Jameson24.13* debut75th - 59.94% Worcester Pitchcroft
James Wilson18.343rd - 74.60% Wanstead
Scott McMillan19.49 (350th parkrun)8th - 70.48% Wanstead
Robert Rayworth20.3016th - 68.13% Wanstead
Regis Martin21.2527th - 66.69% Wanstead
Caroline Frith21.5635th - 70.14% Wanstead
Craig Simpson21.5836th - 68.04% Wanstead
Nick Hoult22.0337th - 64.32% Wanstead
Selina Vernal22.0738th - 68.43% Wanstead
Stuart Barton22.36 (course pb)44th - 64.75% Wanstead
Michael Bamford23.5564th - 62.65% Wanstead
Lance Fuller23.59 (100th parkun)65th - 64.63% Wanstead
Jonathan Wooldridge24.0868th - 59.67% Wanstead
Derek Wright24.1972nd - 59.70% Wanstead
John Healy24.2175th - 57.77% Wanstead
Samir Younsi24.4579th - 56.84% Wanstead
Katherine Harris25.0183rd - 60.49% Wanstead
Grant Conway25.2484th - 58.07% Wanstead
Jimmy Dale25.2485th - 51.18% Wanstead
Bernadett Kalmar28.18 (200th parkun)134th - 57.83% Wanstead
Marc Akers28.20 debut135th - 50.41% Wanstead
Andrew Howard29.45166th - 52.55% Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi30.09174th - 50.14% Wanstead
Dave Knight31.35 (1st parkun)197th - 52.14% Wanstead
Joanna Wood32.21 debut216th - 48.63% Wanstead
Sophie Edwards34.22239th - 46.22% Wanstead
Don Bennett35.26251st - 45.22% Wanstead
Elizabeth ODonnell40.22266th - 41.04% Wanstead
John Henry19.4231st - 68.78% Finsbury
Clive Mehew22.2282nd - 64.38% Hackney
Lucy Barron23.33114th - 62.85% Hackney
Andy Kumar19.242nd - 67.61% Roding Valley
Calvin Bobin21.4413th - 75.77% Roding Valley
David Baldwin21.4514th - 61.84% Roding Valley
Kat Maskell25.45159th - 58.77% Highbury Fields
Simon Thomas19.312nd - 67.55% Valentines
Ashley Faria20.408th - 70.24% Valentines
Lawrence Foster22.10 (course pb)15th - 69.32% Valentines
Mounir Dahbi22.55 (course pb)23rd - 58.25% Valentines
Rakesh Sandhu23.4035th - 61.83% Valentines
Jason Levy25.0357th - 57.49% Valentines
Natasha Howard26.32108th - 57.29% Raphael
Thomas Grimes18.512nd - 71.35% Gladstone
Kasia Stachowiak25.09 debut235th - 59.64% Chelmsford Central
Patrick Brown18.091st - 71.90% Walthamstow
Mark Boulton18.252nd - 71.58% Walthamstow
Steven Bywater25.3546th - 59.09% Walthamstow
John Booth18.1110th - 73.97% Southwark
Martin Quinlan28.17281st - 50.50% Southwark
Paul Marshall21.22 debut100th - 61.39% Fulham Palace
Andy Bolderstone24.44 debut266th - 56.87% Fulham Palace
Stephen Swan26.06138th - 49.81% Kesgrave
Shahib Miah Ali21.06 debut66th - 61.61% Tooting Common
Tom Timson23.4589th - 54.46% Castle Park
Shaun DeSena33.38 debut197th - 38.55% Jersey Farm
Med Dahbi20.41 (course pb)9th - 71.31% Valentines
Cathal Lynch22.47 debut54th - 56.62% Victoria Dock
Arthur Diaz29.34517th - 47.24% Chelmsford

Flitch Way New Years Day Marathon - Tuesday 1st January 2019

NameTimePosition
Maud Hodson4.35.5721st of 31
Flitch Way NYD Marathon
What sort of an idiot enters a marathon on New Year's Day? Actually I thought I was being quite restrained in not also entering the NYE one as well.
The race was an out-and-back course starting at Great Notley Country Park, which is also the venue for Great Notley parkrun - we watched the parkrunners setting out, and I thought of all of you lot with your parkrun doubles, and felt a little envious.
I decided that for a trail marathon, and having maybe had a glass or two of wine last night, that 4.15-4.30 was realistic - 9.30-10 minute miling. It was a small race - 30 something runners (NYE is more popular) - but I found people to chat to, and nodded along quite happily. The Flitch Way is a disused railway line, and much of the first half of the route was familiar to me from the Essex 50, which I had run an a scorchingly hot day in July. But it feels quite different in winter - without the leaves on the trees I was much more aware of the scenery beyond the path.
The least attractive bit of the course is a road section through Great Dunmow, which is also not flat. With so few in the race I was expecting to be on my own a lot, but on the straight bits I had Mr 100 Marathon Club & Ms Green Top in my sights up ahead. The best bit of an out-and-back route is seeing all the other runners, and everyone encouraged each other - I was surprised how many of them seemed to know my name (no, it wasn't on my vest...).
I reached the turn as 4th placed woman, and looked at my watch - 2.02 - bloody hell, could I maybe pull off a sub-4? I was feeling good, and was sure most of the out section had been uphill. Decided to pick up the pace to 9 min miles or slightly quicker. I soon overtook Ms Green Top to move into 3rd place and started to dream a little.
Ha - a missed turning and a poor decision changed all that. I'd probably only overshot the turn by a couple of hundred metres, but instead of turning round and going back like an intelligent person, I thought I'd navigate back to the route with my GPX. And somehow managed to misunderstand which way I was trying to go. Utter f^%*wit. So, after a bit of running along the edge of a field, I saw a decent looking path back to my blue line, and found myself at the top of the embankment, with the race route at the bottom. Just need to find a way down - it was high, steep & wooded. Then I saw two runners who I'd overtaken same time ago - going the other way. And the extent of my balls-up became apparent.
So there I was, back on the route, repeating a stretch I had already run. Holy crap. When I got back to the turning I had missed I was even more annoyed at my incompetence - it couldn't have been any more obvious if it had flashing lights and jingle bells on.
So my possibly rather nicely paced marathon had become an rather less well paced ultra. Reckoned I'd end up running 28-29 miles. As a little consolation prize to myself, I got to 26.2 miles in 4.06, which would have been my second best ever marathon time. And 4.35 isn't too shabby for 29 miles...

Serpentine New Years Day 10km - Tuesday 1st January 2019

NameTimePosition
John Booth35.32 pb24th

parkrun - all venues (except Wanstead & Valentines) - Tuesday 1st January 2019

NameTimePosition
Katherine Harris23.57* debut231st - 63.19% Brighton & Hove
Katherine Harris22.09 debut(2)175th - 68.32% Hove Promenade
Mark Moir20.5010th - 61.92% Sunderland
Mark Moir20.58(2)36th - 61.53% Darlington South
Janet Bywater25.55 debut168th - 68.04% Grovelands
Steven Bywater26.10 debut176th - 57.77% Grovelands
Janet Bywater27.55 debut(2)231st - 63.16% Oak Hill
Steven Bywater28.11 debut(2)239th - 53.64% Oak Hill
Alex Day18.11* debut & 1st1st - 72.96% Sheffield Castle
Alex Day18.47(2)8th - 70.63% Hillsborough
Andrew Howard22.34 (course pb)135th - 69.28% Peckham Rye
Andrew Howard22.43 (course pb)(2)168th - 68.82% Dulwich
James Nichols19.4117th - 66.98% Raphael
Natasha Howard27.42164th - 54.87% Raphael
Stephen Swan22.44 debut128th - 57.18% Catton
Stuart Barton23.47 debut168th - 61.53% Catton
Stephen Swan23.47* debut(2)61st - 54.66% Brundall
Stuart Barton24.37 debut(2)78th - 59.44% Brundall
Clive Mehew23.33 debut86th - 61.15% Highbury Fields
Kat Maskell26.52164th - 56.33% Highbury Fields
Martin Quinlan28.05188th - 50.86% Highbury Fields
Martin Quinlan27.41(2)254th - 51.60% Southwark
Alex Jameson27.31 debut & 100th parkrun81st - 52.76% Lancaster
Tim Aylett33.26235th - 40.83% Sittingbourne
Thomas Burrard-Lucas19.194th - 67.30% Fareham
Sheetal Dandgey24.05* (course pb)66th - 61.59% Fareham
Caroline Frith22.15 debut37th - 69.14% Melksham
Chris Green19.28* debut19th - 70.12% Yeovil Montacute
Mary OBrien26.14554th - 77.26% Johnstown,Wexford
Catriona Hoult25.40 debut296th - 61.30% York
Nick Hoult27.21 debut348th - 51.86% York
Andy Kumar18.536th - 69.46% Roding Valley
Angus Nicholls22.03 debut32nd - 64.78% Roding Valley
David Baldwin22.0533rd - 60.91% Roding Valley
Richard Potter23.1545th - 57.06% Roding Valley
Paul Marshall23.22(2)46th - 56.13% Roding Valley
Dan Gritton23.2347th - 61.08% Roding Valley
Andy Bolderstone25.23(2)78th - 53.42% Roding Valley
Kathryn Hertzberg26.51(2)101st - 55.37% Roding Valley
Claire Emery29.23(2)116th - 55.70% Roding Valley
Caroline McGirr29.47122nd - 50.36% Roding Valley

parkrun - Valentines (New Years Day) - Tuesday 1st January 2019

NameTimePosition
Euan Brown16.33 debut(2)1st - 77.95%
Patrick Brown18.13(2)7th - 71.64%
James Nichols19.5220th - 66.36%
Zoila Gilham-Fernandez20.03 debut & 1st lady(221st - 73.82%
Ashley Faria20.2723rd - 70.99%
Jimmy Dale21.09 debut(2)32nd - 61.47%
Regis Martin22.27(2)48th - 63.62%
Shailesh Patel22.33(2)50th - 66.44%
Karen Levison22.5655th - 74.93%
Jacob Stevens23.10(258th - 60.29%
Michael Bamford23.36(269th - 63.49%
Jonathan Wooldridge24.46(2)95th - 58.14%
Kasia Stachowiak25.17(2)103rd - 59.33%
Rakesh Sandhu25.35(2)111th - 57.20%
Shahib Miah Ali25.52 (with buggy)(2)116th - 50.26%
Bernadett Kalmar27.00 (course pb)(2)147th - 60.62%
Fiona Day27.18(2)151st - 71.06%
Jason Levy27.21(2)154th - 52.65%
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera27.27(2)156th - 55.74%
Grant Conway27.28(2)157th - 53.70%
Arthur Diaz27.53169th - 50.09%
Viktor Szabadi30.25(2)215th - 49.70%
Frank Brownlie30.48223rd - 53.47%
Samia Choudhury33.03259th - 44.78%
And a new record of 358 finishers at Valentines also.

parkrun - Wanstead Flats (New Years Day - Tuesday 1st January 2019

NameTimePosition
Euan Brown15.431st - 82.08%
Patrick Brown18.054th - 72.17%
Mark Boulton18.4310th - 70.44%
James Wilson19.1614th - 71.89%
Peter Craik20.2028th - 71.39%
Zoila Gilham-Fernandez20.20 (course pb)29th - 72.79%
Robert Rayworth21.1536th - 65.73%
Paul Marshall21.3241st - 60.91%
Regis Martin21.3342nd - 66.28%
Jacob Stevens22.1652nd - 62.72%
Shahib Miah Ali22.2954th - 57.82%
Jimmy Dale22.3455th - 57.61%
Selina Vernal23.2167th - 64.81%
Michael Bamford23.4372nd - 63.18%
Shailesh Patel23.4774th - 63.00%
Kasia Stachowiak24.1090th - 62.07%
Suzanne Bench24.1692nd - 71.77%
Andy Bolderstone24.30101st - 57.41%
Ciaran Canavan24.35102nd - 57.69%
Jonathan Wooldridge24.36103rd - 58.54%
Sarah Burns24.47108th - 62.54%
Lance Fuller24.51112th - 62.37%
Grant Conway25.23 (course pb)127th - 58.11%
David Hallybone25.24128th - 54.99%
Bernadett Kalmar26.04149th - 62.79%
Kathryn Hertzberg26.08150th - 56.89%
Fiona Day26.26160th - 73.39%
Rakesh Sandhu26.29162nd - 55.25%
Rachel Le Roux26.31165th - 56.76%
Jason Levy27.11189th - 52.97%
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera27.38210th - 55.37%
Katie Whitton28.24237th - 52.11%
Claire Emery29.19263rd - 55.83%
Viktor Szabadi30.09277th - 50.14%
Jayne Browne31.01289th - 57.60%
Don Bennett34.48333rd - 45.69%
Julie Creffield38.45344th - 39.48%
New Years Day and with a lot of runners wanting to do the double we had a record 359 finishers. No mean feat when we only had 307 finish tokens.
Some quick improvisation and we managed to get the results out. Got some extra tokens made up for next time.

Age Grade 5km Chart for 2018 - Tuesday 1st January 2019

5km Age Grade Chart for 2018 so far.... - Monday 31st December 2018

1Euan Brown - 15.26 - 84.06% - Fast Friday
2Karen Levison - 20.28 - 82.90% - Valentines
3David Jordan - 15.45 - 82.86% - Raphael
4Ava Lee - 18.53 - 82.08% - Victoria Dock
5Paul Quinton - 16.32 - 81.35% - Hackney
6Dan Gritton - 17.29 - 81.12% - Victoria Dock
7Calvin Bobin - 20.22 - 80.85% - Roding Valley
8Mark Boulton - 16.07 - 80.66% - Wimbledon 5000m
9Thomas Grimes - 16.21 - 80.44% - Parliament Hill
10Jennifer Ansell - 18.41 - 79.04% - Elvis 8
Ciaran Canavan - 17.50 - 78.88% - Hackney
John Booth - 17.06 - 78.07% - Victoria Dock
Andrew Baxter - 18.53 - 77.49% - Wanstead
Paula Bedford - 20.22 - 77.25% - Hackney
15Mary OBrien - 26.25 - 77.14% - Elvis 7
Billy Rayner - 16.58 - 76.92% - Hackney
Stuart Kelly - 17.21 - 76.05% - Elvis 8
Dan Senior - 18.18 - 75.68% - Valentines
James Wilson - 18.14 - 75.44% - Elvis 8
20Scott McMillan - 18.31 - 75.43% - Elvis 7
Tim le Rasle - 18.49 - 75.38% - Valentines
Suzanne Bench - 23.07 - 75.34% - Wanstead
Jose Rodriguez - 17.09 - 75.32% - Elvis 7
Peter Craik - 19.17 - 75.28% - Hackney
25Danny Lee - 19.27 - 75.24% - Victoria Dock
Patrick Brown - 17.18 - 75.14% - Elvis 8
Caroline Frith - 20.25 - 74.94% - Roding Valley
Michael Bamford - 17.42 - 74.48% - Hackney
Roger Stubbs - 20.52 - 74.08% - Elvis 7
30Ellie Wilkinson - 20.00 - 74.00% - Hackney
Emily Clarke - 20.06 - 73.96% - Hackney
Zoila Gilham-Fernandez - 20.03 - 73.82% - Elvis 7
Sam Browne - 17.30 - 73.71% - Fulham Palace
Ashley Faria - 19.47 - 73.38% - Valentines
35Robert Rayworth - 19.00 - 73.18% - Elvis 8
Spencer Evans - 17.45 - 73.08% - Fast Friday
Alain Fieulaine - 19.38 - 72.91% - Elvis 8
Chris Green - 18.44 - 72.86% - Peterborough
Julie Campbell - 23.59 - 72.85% - Elvis 3
40Michael Wilson - 21.35 - 72.82% - Elvis 8
Ged Browne - 21.11 - 72.74% - Elvis 3
Shailesh Patel - 20.37 - 72.66% - Elvis 7
Fiona Day - 26.45 - 72.52% - Wanstead
Andy Kumar - 17.50 - 72.43% - Elvis 7
45John Henry - 18.30 - 72.35% - Elvis 3
Alex Day - 18.21 - 72.30% - Wanstead
Sharon Springfield - 22.00 - 72.20% - Wanstead
Andrew Howard - 21.46 - 71.82% - Victoria Dock
Ramesh Pala - 21.57 - 71.56% - Elvis 8
50Simon Thomas - 18.20 - 71.55% - Valentines
Carlton DSouza - 21.10 - 71.51% - Elvis 3
Katherine Harris - 21.10 - 71.50% - Hackney
Becky Evans - 23.29 - 71.40% - Wanstead
Fiona Critchley - 24.04 - 71.40% - Darndale
55Mike Brett - 21.22 - 71.29% - Wanstead
Lawrence Foster - 21.35 - 71.20% - Barking
Aaron Browne - 18.10 - 71.01% - Valentines
Paul Thompson - 20.21 - 70.96% - Elvis 7
Thomas Burrard-Lucas 18.21 - 70.84% - Hackney
60Tom Marshall - 18.46 - 70.69% - Wanstead
Janet Bywater - 24.41 - 70.49% - Elvis 8
Jagbir Bassi - 18.27 - 70.01% - Barking
Sheila Kennedy - 26.11 - 69.94% - Elvis 8
Salvatore Passerini - 20.22 - 69.64% - Roding Valley
65James Nichols - 18.41 - 69.48% - Bushy
Aaron Williams - 20.10 - 69.26% - Wanstead
Louis LeRoux - 18.57 - 69.18% - Elvis 3
Neil Gage - 20.07 - 69.10% - Elvis 8
Grant Conway - 21.11 - 69.08% - Hackney
70Amit Marks - 19.56 - 68.98% - Raphael
Laura Woodhouse/Kemp - 21.31 - 68.78% - Hackney
Colin Dryland - 20.58 - 68.68% - Valentines
Alexandra Wilkinson - 23.50 - 68.67% - Hockley Woods
Terry Lewsey - 20.03 - 68.58% - Barking
75Nick Clarke - 19.33 - 68.49% - Norwich
Maran Raju - 21.47 - 68.34% - Elvis 3
Jacob Stevens - 20.17 - 68.28% - Elvis 7
Nathan Jones - 18.55 - 68.19% - Roding Valley
Mark Wyatt - 18.59 - 68.04% - Elvis 7
80Mark Moir - 19.05 - 68.03% - Elvis 8
Regis Martin - 20.51 - 68.03% - Wanstead
Sheetal Dandgey - 21.50 - 67.94% - Hackney
Stephen Taylor - 21.12 - 67.92% - Valentines
Kasia Stachowiak - 22.02 - 67.85% - Hackney
85Samir Younsi - 23.11 - 67.79% -Elvis 8
Peter Hatley - 20.50 - 67.71% - Elvis 7
Tom Woods - 24.35 - 67.59% - Jamaica Pond, USA
Jamie Xavier - 20.35 - 67.55% - Elvis 8
Sarah Burns - 23.00 - 67.39% - Hackney
90Anna Johnson - 22.16 - 67.37% - Hackney
Shahib Ali - 19.18 - 67.36% - Hackney
Roisin Archer - 22.21 - 67.34% - Walthamstow
Nick Hoult - 20.55 - 67.25% - Wanstead
John Atkinson - 28.00 - 67.14% - Elvis 3
95Craig Livermore - 19.16 - 66.96% - Valentines
Sarah Lenton - 22.57 - 66.95% - Elvis 3
Gareth Davies - 21.52 - 66.92% - Wanstead
Angus Nicholls - 21.14 - 66.88% - Elvis 8
Tom Howourth - 19.53 - 66.85% - Elvis 3
100Jonny Shaw - 20.46 - 66.81% - Elvis 3
Maud Hodson - 23.45 - 66.75% - Elvis 8
Clive Mehew - 21.24 - 66.74% - Hackney
Robert Spread - 20.10 - 66.69% - Wanstead
Caroline Moore - 26.19 - 66.39% - Elvis 3
James Creed - 20.21 - 66.09% - Castle Park
Lance Fuller - 23.22 - 65.76% - Hackney
Bernadett Kalmar - 24.38 - 65.76% - Wanstead
Annette Clark - 24.24 - 65.71% - Valentines
Mary Connolly - 27.33 - 65.70% - Barking
110Nathaniel Dye - 19.49 - 65.60% - Barking
Kate Brett - 26.22 - 65.17% - Wanstead
Suzanne Taylor - 25.07 - 65.16% - Valentines
Claire Emery - 25.07 - 65.16% - Hackney
Craig Simpson - 21.28 - 65.06% - Wanstead
Jonathan Wooldridge - 22.08 - 65.05% - Clare Castle
Frank Brownlie - 26.17 - 65.00% - Valentines
Lauren Aston/Kelly - 22.48 - 64.91% - Hackney
Chloe Millan - 22.52 - 64.72% - Roding Valley
Richard Guest - 21.55 - 64.71% - Rushmoor
120Stuart Barton - 22.42 - 64.46% - Bushy
Lucy Barron - 22.58 - 64.44% - Hackney
Katie Whitton - 23.00 - 64.35% - Victoria Dock
Emmett Fitzgibbon - 20.50 - 64.25% - Elvis 3
Jakub Czeczotka - 20.45 - 63.94% - Hackney
David Baldwin - 20.54 - 63.88% - Roding Valley
Manjit Singh - 21.49 - 63.60% - Elvis 3
Tricia ONeill - 25.45 - 63.56% - Valentines
Jayne Browne - 28.10 - 63.43% - Bushy
Selina Vernal - 23.46 - 63.32% - Wanstead
130Rakesh Sandhu - 23.07 - 63.30% - Valentines
Paul Marshall - 20.46 - 63.16% - Hackney
Alex Jameson - 23.01 - 63.07% - Victoria Dock
Andy Bolderstone - 22.11 - 62.96% - Wanstead
Saheb Yousefi - 21.09 - 62.73% - Elvis 8
Kathryn Maskell - 24.01 - 62.66% - Hackney
Doug Mansell - 26.35 - 62.61% - Elvis 5
Alexandra Brown - 23.03 - 62.45% - Elvis 3
Angela Morley - 27.05 - 62.25% - Chester
Jimmy Dale - 20.52 - 62.23% - Elvis 8
140Catriona Hoult - 25.22 - 62.02% - Hove Promenade
Maran Raju - 24.30 - 61.70% - Valentines
Kathryn Hertzberg - 24.01 - 61.62% - Elvis 7
Steve Bywater - 24.33 - 61.58% - Victoria Dock
Susannah McLaren - 28.43 - 61.40% - Bushy
Carolyn Edwards - 24.27 - 61.15% - Barking
Ijeoma Anozie - 25.15 - 60.92% - Hackney
Richard Potter - 21.39 - 60.89% - Roding Valley
Marc Akers - 23.33 - 60.79% - Elvis 8
Georgie Hooper - 24.20 - 60.48% - Wanstead
150Hayley Collins - 25.29 - 60.24% - Elvis 8
Rachel LeRoux - 24.33 - 60.15% - Elvis 8
David Hallybone - 23.03 - 60.09% - Hackney
Sarah Dale - 24.40 - 60.00% - Wanstead
Alexandra Rutis Perera - 25.21 - 59.96% - Barking
Gerry Lewer - 21.47 - 59.68% - Elvis 8
Richard Guest - 23.47 - 59.64% - Bracknell
John Healy - 23.38 - 59.52% - Elvis 7
Tina Bennett - 25.36 - 59.52% - Elvis 3
Gemma Foxall - 24.12 - 59.48% - Elvis 3
160George Georgiou - 24.38 - 59.43% - Elvis 7
Derek Wright - 24.14 - 59.42% - Wanstead
Zuzana Urbanova - 25.21 - 59.37% - Valentines
Robyn Turtle - 25.05 - 59.07% - Hackney
Stephen Swan - 22.08 - 58.73% - Bushy
Susan Bushnell - 33.33 - 58.67% - Barking
Diana Rexhepaj - 27.36 - 58.64% - Elvis 3
Jason Levy - 24.37 - 58.50% - Valentines
Natasha Howard - 26.04 - 58.31% - Chelmsford Central
James Creed - 23.08 - 58.14% - Castle Park
170Stuart Norris - 22.07 - 58.07% - Elvis 8
Judith Vonburg - 25.32 - 57.96% - Wanstead
Martin Quinlan - 24.42 - 57.83% - Southwark
Shanavaz Malaydou - 23.18 - 57.80% - Hackney
Tom Timson - 22.23 - 57.71% - Bromley
Claire Drakeford - 27.36 - 57.61% - Elvis 3
Sophie Edwards - 27.40 - 57.41% - Wanstead
Andrea Waller - 26.43 - 57.03% - Elvis 3
Tim Aylett - 23.51 - 56.81% - Hackney
Helen McGuinness - 27.33 - 56.72% - Elvis 3
180Anna Dingle - 27.18 - 56.64% - Elvis 8
Filipa Soares - 27.36 - 56.46% - Hog Hill5km
Deva Payaniandy - 28.27 - 56.36% - Valentines
Ford Cadiogan - 24.48 - 56.05% - Elvis 8
Katherine Jones - 26.46 - 56.04% - Valentines
David Wyatt - 29.54 - 55.57% - Wanstead
Kate Frost - 26.46 - 55.54% - Wanstead
Sandra Hiller - 31.47 - 55.54% - Elvis 5
Liam Dempsey - 23.26 - 55.48% - Elvis 8
Karan Gadhia - 23.18 - 55.36% - Victoria Dock
190Viktor Szabadi - 27.34 - 54.84% - Wanstead
Kieran Brown - 29.31 - 54.32% - Concord
Ruel Ordonio - 25.43 - 54.31% - Mile End
Caroline McGirr - 27.49 - 53.92% - Roding Valley
Jane Clapton - 29.54 - 53.62% - Wanstead
Roselin Boramakot - 27.42 - 53.43% - Hackney
Chris Kehoe - 28.53 - 53.35% - Elvis 3
Arthur Diaz - 26.13 - 53.27% - Wanstead
Mark Wiltshire - 24.42 - 53.10% - Roding Valley
Joanna Wood - 29.21 - 52.86% - QEOP 5km
200Saima Zeb - 28.03 - 52.76% - Barking
Lucy Lee - 28.11 - 52.61% - Hackney 5km
Narelle McClorey - 28.49 - 52.44% - Elvis 3
Jessica Trayler Moore - 29.04 - 52.29% - Wanstead
Maya Goodwin - 31.22 - 52.18% - Hackney
Gowri Sukumar - 30.39 - 50.84% - Elvis 8
Rajeshwari Parthasarathy - 30.05 - 50.03% - Valentines
Victoria Want - 29.49 - 49.69% - Wanstead
Siobhan OShea - 31.37 - 49.69% - Elvis 8
Louise Payaniandy - 29.23 - 49.40% - Valentines
210Victoria Charlesworth - 32.30 - 49.33% - Valentines
Saheed Shabbir - 26.55 - 48.98% - Valentines
Morag Campbell - 33.10 - 48.84% - Wanstead
Elizabeth Day - 31.07 - 48.63% - Wanstead
Vikki Harler - 31.47 - 47.94% - Elvis 5
Jigna Patel - 32.17 - 47.39% - Roding Valley
Don Bennett - 33.26 - 47.36% - Elvis 8
Katy Taylor - 34.00 - 45.83% - Elvis 8
Michael Keefe - 30.37 - 45.62% - Conwy
Liz ODonnell - 36.09 - 45.27% - Wanstead
220Prabhakaran Sukumar - 32.29 - 44.69% - Valentines
Katherine Watson - 33.48 - 44.53% - Valentines
Samia Choudhury - 33.42 - 43.92% - Barking
Alice Barrett - 33.46 - 43.73% - Elvis 8
Deepali Chouhan - 34.25 - 43.58% - Doncaster
Lisa Yang - 34.47 - 42.64% - Valentines
Shaun DeSena - 30.44 - 42.08% - Clifton
Jan Webb - 43.24 - 41.71% - Mile End
Julie Creffield - 37.16 - 41.06% - Hackney
Chris Sohail - 32.26 - 40.90% - Valentines
230Ravinder Bassi - 42.05 - 37.39% - Valentines
Brooke Stephenson - 40.19 - 36.71% - Chase The Sun