ELVIS 2 - Orion Forest Five series. - Sat 1st June 2013 at 10am.
Don is taking entries now. You can pay Don without an entry form and I will transfer all entries to Orion. Cost is £6.00 in advance or online with an extra £1.50 to Runners World. Entries on the day will be £8.00 before 9.30am.
The Orion Forest Five Series is 3 races but only number 1 is an ELVIS race. The other 2 on Saturday July 6th & Aug 3rd can also be entered via Don for £15 to cover all 3 or £18 on the day of the 1st June.
ELVIS 3 - Harrow Lodge Park 5km - Tuesday 11th June 2013 - 7.30pm
Don will be taking entries straight away when forms have been received. Due to 200 limit I would advise advance entries. See below.
Havering 90 Midweek 5 :- From tomorrow it should be available to download from our website. I would like to encourage pre entry (numbers to be collected on the day). Runners can either complete the form and send it with a cheque to the address given as individuals, or clubs can send block entries. I will also be at the first two races so I can accept forms with cheques or cash.
Please inform your club members that the race is limited to 200 entrants and this will have to be enforced, however entry on the day will obviously be open. There is a very small car park at the start but it is very limited. There is the main car park at the sports centre but most people will need to park in the surrounding streets. There is park toilets by the small cafe and at the sports centre but changing facilities are effectively non existent. There will be an area for people to leave bags this will not be secure but will keep them dry if its raining.
2013 - Message from ELR Team Captains Ninette Fernandes and Grant Conway
Surely by now you will have heard us chatting about the ELVIS series which starts 22nd May 2013... In case anyone is not familiar with the dates and the general idea we have set out a brief recap.
ELVIS is a series of 7 races during the sunny months of May to September;
Last year the men's team was joint first with Ilford AC; in 2011 both the Men's and Women's teams were first!
Versus our friends and neighbouring running clubs Ilford, Eton Manor, Dagenham 88, Barking RR, Havering 90, East End RR and Orion Harriers;
If you are worried about speed/distances then do not! We want everyone to get involved; seriously, any speed is GOOD SPEED - this is a fun series with some participants walk/running, we need everyone to run to help our score!
So get your race on - make sure the following dates are in your diaries, order your racing vests and LET'S DO THIS ELR!
Wednesday 22nd May 2013 at 7.30pm at Eastbrook End Country Park, Dagenham - ONLY 5K- www.dagenham88runners.com. There will be no club run that day as the first ELVIS race is on a Wednesday. This will be followed by a drink in the May and Baker Club next to the race venue - RM7 0QX.
We will look to arrange another little social mid-season and then a big finale in early October for everyone to catch up and hopefully celebrate. There will be a small prize for those competing in all 7 races.
Look out for the entry forms soon or speak to Grant or Ninette for more details...
- Track night at Ashton Playing Fields, Woodford Bridge.
Meet Grant at 6.45pm at Ashton Playing Fields, Woodford Bridge, Essex, IG8 8AA for a 45 min floodlit track session. There may be a Fee payable on the night of £3.80 per person. Nearest tube Station is Woodford on the Central Line. www.vision-rcl.org.uk/ashtons_home.html
East London Runners projected weekly activities May to October 2013
Monday - Track night. See Track Section of this website. Suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced runners.
Most Tuesday evenings If published on this website and facebook we meet at Wanstead Leisure Centre at 7pm for a 6 mile'sh run. Suitable for those comfortable running 5 miles plus
Wednesday - Club Night run from WLC at 7pm, typically 10k in distance. Suitable for those comfortable running 5 miles plus
Saturday morning parkrun. At 9am FREE timed 5k runs/races at Wanstead Flats (Harrow Road), Valentines Park, Ilford and many other venues across London, the UK and other Countries. Suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced runners.
First timers register at www.parkrun.com
Sunday mornings - 10 Mile Forest runs/occasional road run.- Most often in Epping Forest but sometimes in Hainault Forest. We meet at different locations each week as published on this website and our Group page on Facebook 3 or 4 days in advance. Suitable for those runners comfortable running 8 miles plus.
Annual Membership Subscription for 2013/14 due from 1st April 2013
The annual membership renewal subscription to East London Runners is due from 1st April 2013. As agreed at the Clubs recent Annual General Meeting the membership fee is to remain at £20 per year, which includes Annual Membership of England Athletics which they have increased to £10 p.a. The membership year runs from 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014 which matches with the annual membership year of England Athletics.
The £20 fee can be paid by cash or cheque at the Club nights on Wednesdays or Cheques can be posted to ELR Treasure Don Bennett c/o Wanstead Leisure Centre.
• Discounted road race entry for registered members of affiliated clubs.
• For new members - £5 voucher for specialist retailer Sweatshop for registered members of affiliated clubs with a further 10% discount on subsequent purchases. See www.sweatshop.co.uk
• Providing athletes with access to support services to improve their training and conditioning.
• Working with established bodies to secure more investment for talent development.
• Subsidised training events for club members.
• Entry benefits for major road races and competitions.
England Athletics will no longer be issuing new membership cards for renewals. Members can use their old cards, which will be valid for life. If anyone has mislaid their card then can they let us know and we will arrange for a replacement to be issued.
Anyone affiliating who is new to England Athletics will still be issued with a membership card.
VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 21st April 2013 - 5 ELR' under 3 hours, 15 under 4 hours!
East London Runners have 22 competing at London Marathon with four finishing in the top 500! www.guardian-series.co.uk/sport/10381041.East_London_Runners_pack_out_London_Marathon Thomas Grimes 2.40.57 pb 204th
Ciaran Canavan 2.43.20 pb
Manjit Bedi 2.48.20 pb
Patrick Brown 2.48.59 pb
Danny Lee 2.53.14 pb
James Wilson 3.08.37 pb
Andrew Baxter 3.10.03 pb
Ava Lee 3.13.25 pb
Mark Boulton 3.19.05
Allan Todd 3.22.23 debut
Richard Guest 3.37.07 pb
Michael Wilson 3.42.11
Robert Heppell 3.46.07
Richard Potter 3.56.33 pb
Lucy Leddy 3.58.26 debut
Jamie Xavier 4.06.25
Tom Woods 4.10.03
Dave Knight 4.12.23
Sheila Kennedy 4.14.33 pb
Tom Edworthy 4.49.41 debut
Harsh Pershad 5.29.58 pb
Jim Bird 7.46.41
As can be seen above there were many other personal bests recorded as well as fine debuts in what was an excellent day for East London Runners and its endurance athletes.
The morning dawned bright but cold as the ELR competitors met early to travel together to the start in Greenwich Park.
At Greenwich park on the way to the Marathon start.
Similarly Pam and Don were up early and away to St Mathias Church Hall, close by the 20 mile Water Feed Station, with the food and beverage for the Marshalls and Volunteers at the Water Station.
Ciaran Canavan,Thomas Grimes, Manjit Bedi, Patrick Brown, Mark Boulton and Danny Lee at Greenwich Park before the start.
There was a chill in the air despite the cloudless conditions leading to a warmer afternoon. The benefits of this were felt by the faster runners and ELR did not disappoint, with the first 5 home breaking the 3 hour time barrier (15 went under 4 hours) and all with personal bests. Championship times were recorded by Thomas and Ciaran and similarly by our first Lady finisher Ava. Manjit Bedi excelled with an Age Related figure of 81.4% in finishing in 2;48:20 pb.
Manjit in full flow.
East London Runners volunteers at the 20 Mile Water Station prior to the race.
Those who helped on the water station and the Church Hall had a great day too and it was good to see so many members, families and friends enjoying both the occasion and the fine weather.
Patrick, Danny, Thomas and Ciaran celebrate after the race in the Ship and Shovell.
RUN 1066 - 3 day Training Camps and 1 Day Running Workshops
RUN 1066 will be holding a series of 3 day training camps and 1 day
running workshops over the summer. These will be based at Crowhurst Park,
Battle which is set in 120 acres of beautiful East Sussex countryside, and
are suitable for all ages and abilities, in particular those new to
running. Led by Hastings Runners coach Nick Brown and Run England coach &
personal trainer Hazel Fulker.
One day running workshops will include: talks on topics such as common
running mistakes; running style; common running injuries and how to avoid
them; nutrition and hydration; speedwork; Vo2 max explained; weekly
training structure and goals; race day preparation etc. Practical classes
on stretching; core stability; how to improve your running style; plus a
speedwork session. Packed lunch provided; training notes to take home; plus
Run 1066 tech t-shirt! Cost is £55.00 - £70.00 per person; see website for
details of early bird, group and couples' discounts. Dates (all Saturdays
from 10.00 to 17.30) are 25th May; 1st June; 20th July; 27th July; 3rd
August; 10th August; 17th August; 24th August.
Contact Nick Brown on 07918 907265*
Annual General Meeting - Monday 4th March 2013
At The Annual General Meeting held in Wanstead High School on Monday 4th March 2013 at 8.00pm the following Committee was elected for the coming year.
Chair - Frank Brownlie 07763 590454
Secretary - Mike Wilson
Treasurer - Don Bennett
Webmaster - Derek Wright
Media and PR - Katherine Jones and Sarah Burns
Kit - Jim Bird
Member - Ciaran Canavan
Member - John White
Member - Ninette Fernandes
Grant Conway was awarded the Curtis Shield as Club Person of the Year.
Club Person of the Year 2012/13
East London Runners Club Person of the Year.
Congratulations to Grant Conway for winning the Curtis Shield at the Annual General Meeting on Monday 4th March 2013.
Club Kit Night
The first Wednesday in every month is "Club Kit" night. Please try to remember to wear your club vest or t-shirt on these nights.