Elvis 2: East End Road Runners Midsummer 5km, Olympic Park - Wednesday 23rd June 2021
|David Jordan||15.48||2nd scorer|
|Paul Quinton||16.43||4th , 1st MV40 scorer|
|Tom Howourth||16.57||7th scorer|
|John Henry||16.57||8th scorer|
|Fabrizio Stefanoni||17.09 pb||10th scorer|
|Scott McMillan||17.11 pb||11th scorer|
|Robert Spread||17.23 pb||15th|
|Joseph Gunn ||18.17||26th|
|Daniel ODonoghue||18.30 pb||29th|
|Shahib Miah Ali||19.51||57th|
|Caroline Frith||21.06||95th, 8th ,1st FV40 scorer|
|Becky Evans||21.23||102nd, 10th scorer|
|Ava Lee||21.30||104th, 11th scorer|
|Vinesh Kumar Sampath Kumar||21.40||110th|
|Paula Bedford||21.44||112th, 12th scorer|
|Chloe Millan||22.01||118th, 14th scorer|
|Kasia Stachowiak||22.03||123rd, 16th scorer|
|Catriona Hoult||23.44 pb||173rd|
|Morag Campbell||27.50 pb||289th|
Victoria Park 10km - Sunday 20th June 2021
|Shahib Miah Ali||42.08||35th|
Dartford Midnight Half Marathon - Saturday 19th June 2021
|Diana Rexhepaj||2.20.55||37th, 2nd FSV|
Dartford Midnight Marathon - Saturday 19th June 2021
Camino Ultra 50km, Lea Valley - Saturday 19th June 2021
5000m Fest, Track, Lee Valley - Wednesday 16th June 2021
|Patrick Brown||17.31.5||5th, Sen Men 5000|
|Robert Spread||18.54.6 pb||7th, Men Vets 5000|
Chase The Sun 5km, Clapham Common - Wednesday 16th June 2021
|Ross Lucas||23.53||38th , 1st V50|
Woodford Green Open 800m - Tuesday 15th June 2021
Saxon Shore Half Marathon - Sunday 13th June 2021
758 finishers, Women 81st of 364.
Debbie was in action in the 4th Saxon Shore Half Marathon held over the scenic seafronts of Whitstable and Herne Bay on an out and back course with a notorious hill into Beltinge and finishing up a final hill to the castle. It wasn't an easy course and the effect was not helped by the sunshine and there being no shade or cooling breeze. Plenty of reports thanking the marshals but a water station at only halfway, then nothing for the rest of the race or at the finish due to covid restrictions.
Debbie comments: Thanks for the mention. It was tough in the heat, so I realised a couple of miles in I was not going to get anywhere near a PB. And at least 1 minute of my time was taken up by me pouring water over myself at the 1 water station!! But the whole time, I kept looking forward to a swim in the sea at the end and it made it all worth it!
Dorney Lake 5km - Saturday 12th June 2021
Conquer Crystal Palace Half Marathon - Saturday 12th June 2021
Essex XC Trail Series, Belhus Woods Country Park - Saturday 12th June 2021
Norfolk Arms fell race, Peak District - Friday 11th June 2021
Also Euan Brown 1st 41.25 & Alex Day 6th 42.48. 50 finishers.
Chase The Sun 10km, QEOP - Wednesday 9th June 2021
|Paul Quinton||37.37||7th, 1st V40|
|Clive Stephenson||48.45||91st, 1st V60|
|Richard Guest||49.37||102nd, |
Stour Valley Trail Half Marathon - Sunday 6th June 2021
Conquer24, Exeter - Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June 2021
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||4 x 5m|
|Jacob Stevens||6 x 5m|
1st place in the Mixed Large Team was Smells Like Team Spirit
33 laps in 24.16.29, fastest lap 36.03, average of 44.08.
Lap distance: approx 5 miles trail. Team size: 7
Alexandra reports: What a weekend! In 2019, a group of people decided to enter a 24 hours trail relay race in Devon: Conquer 24 and a few lockdowns later, it finally happened with a great addition as our chairman joined our team of 7 (2 ELRs, 3 Ilford AC and 2 D88 runners) a few months ago. Jacob and I were particularly happy it was going ahead as two relay races we had entered this year had been cancelled: The Spitfire Scramble and The Ragnar White Cliffs.
The drive was long but we had a good night of sleep on Friday night in Exeter before Jacob, Diarmuid and I drove to the castle where the rest of the team had spent the night and we started to strategize. We knew we would have to adapt on the way but we didn't know how much more serious our planned 'laid-back/we are here to enjoy ourselves and just participate' attitude would have to switch.
We started with our 3 faster runners: Diarmuid,
Aaron with me as the meat of the sandwich then Jacob, Nils and Lee (with a broken toe) would finish the rota. We were warned about some hills but I couldn't see any so didn't really worry about them (foolish me!) and the guys went so fast that I had just around 5 hours in between my laps. I might have commented a bit (very gently, I am sure!) about the fact that they should slow down. Then, came the night and we started to realize that we were leading the Large mixed team category! What ? That was not the plan at all !!! So, suddenly my 'well, guys, I will try to do 3 laps but really can't do 4' became then a 'Not only I'll do a 4th one but I'll give it my greatest efforts' So, I was still a slug but at least I was a consistent slug with about 57 mins for each 5 miles lap, there was no way I could run those 5 hills! Many highlights but my favourite was hearing the midnight church bells as I was passing the castle during my night run! Some have given extra efforts as Diarmuid ran 7 laps (included 2 doubles), Jacob: 6 including the last one and
Nils ran his last lap with a twisted ankle. We ran a total of 33 laps and realised our main competition was actually running in another category only when they gave them their trophy. That was a second amazing surprise and we were ecstatic!
It was a really well organised event by a super humble race director who is clearly an experienced runner (he ran the African Continent from West to East !) and they thought of everything : large carpark, great well marked course with beautiful lights at night, showers on site, toilets regularly cleaned, unlimited drinking water, free sports massages from sports students, food trucks and even a funny commentator who couldn't pronounce my name!
Jacob and I were quite tired on the way back to drive so happy we were sharing it but there is a big chance we might go back next year â€¦ With more ELRs this time, maybe ?
Run Through Hertfordshire Half Marathon, Knebworth - Sunday 6th June 2021
Andrew: Today's lesson, don't try to run a half marathon 3 days after your 2nd covid jab.
South Cambridge Half Marathon - Saturday 5th June 2021
Run To The Sea Brighton 50km - Saturday 5th June 2021
Nat reports: Run to the Sea 50k Race Report
Being the first running of this event, people might like to know the deal for next Year, so here's what it was like:
I took the option of a bus from the finish in Hove, to the start at a very posh school in Horsham. The organisers made a huge effort to be covid compliant, with half full busses and a start staggered over two hours to allow for distancing. As well as finish line bags, they had the option of leaving snacks etc at two of the checkpoints, which might be useful for some. I didn't use this option as there was loads of food and water at the four checkpoints anyway.
The first 14 miles were really flat and along a shady path - the South Downs link. I probably didn't need trail shoes, even with the rain yesterday and the paths were good and runnable throughout. You don't often get this luxury on ultras and I pushed on whilst the going was good before hitting the Downs. This bit was the polar opposite - lots of steep climbs and with no cover from the sun. Then again, the scenery was beautiful. After some undulation, the descent to the Brighton seafront seemed well earned and I kept going without losing too much pace, which must be a benefit of all the recent miles in training.
For anyone looking for a first point to point ultra and glorious day out, I'd really recommend it. Definitely easier than Beachy Head!
Elvis 1: Dagenham 88 Runners 5 ish, Dagenham Park - Wednesday 2nd June 2021
|Patrick Brown||29.28||7th - 7th scorer|
|Fabrizio Stefanoni||29.31||8th,- 8th 1st MV40 - scorer|
|Paul Woodmansey||29.37||9th - 9th scorer|
|Robert Spread||30.01||12th - 12th scorer|
|Scott McMillan||30.03||13th - 13th scorer|
|John Henry||30.25||17th - 17th scorer|
|Alex Pickering||31.17||20th - 20th|
|Billy Rayner||31.22||22nd - 22nd|
|Daniel ODonoghue||31.26||23rd - 23rd|
|Joseph Gunn ||31.31||24th - 24th|
|Karan Gadhia||32.05||29th - 29th|
|Mark Wyatt||32.23||32nd - 32nd|
|Sandeep Mashiana||32.45||36th - 36th|
|James Nichols||33.26||43rd - 43rd|
|Mark Moir||33.29||44th - 44th|
|Daniel Lee||33.54||50th - 49th|
|Calvin Bobin||34.38||56th - 54th|
|Shahib Miah Ali||35.00||63rd - 60th|
|Jacob Stevens||35.51||73rd - 69th|
|Becky Evans||36.03||75th,- 5th 1st FV50 scorer|
|Louis Le Roux||36.16||77th - 72nd|
|Jimmy Dale||36.19||78th - 73rd|
|Kasia Stachowiak||37.11||87th - 7th scorer|
|Clive Stephenson||37.13||88th - 81st|
|Chloe Millan||37.23||91st - 8th scorer|
|Vinesh Kumar||37.44||97th - 88th|
|Ava Lee||38.02||103rd,- 12th 1st FV40 scorer|
|Selina Vernal||39.17||115th - 16th scorer|
|James Creed||39.20||117th - 100th|
|Grant Conway||39.27||122nd - 105th|
|Michael Wilson||39.31||124th - 106th|
|Emily Clarke||39.35||126th - 19th scorer|
|Jason Levy||39.35||127th - 108th|
|Richard Guest||40.35||137th - 112th|
|Liam Dempsey||41.20||145th - 116th|
|Sandra Preston||41.41||148th - 30th|
|Cathal Lynch||42.29||155th - 122nd|
|Steven Bywater||42.59||163rd - 128th|
|Andrew Howard||43.04||164th - 129th|
|Catriona Hoult||43.26||168th - 37th|
|David Hallybone||43.57||172nd - 134th|
|Janet Bywater||44.02||174th - 39th|
|Denys Vuika||44.04||176th - 137th|
|John Healy||44.28||180th - 141st|
|Debbie Shearing||45.13||187th - 44th|
|Bernadett Kalmar||45.39||192nd - 47th|
|Caroline Moore||46.04||195th - 49th|
|Morag Campbell||47.41||209th - 59th|
|Kathy Morrissey||47.50||213th - 63rd|
|Viktor Szabadi||47.53||214th - 151st|
|Helen McGuinness||48.56||224th - 70th|
|Isabella Allan||50.40||232nd - 74th|
|Alice Barrett||50.50||233rd - 75th|
|Frank Brownlie||50.59||234th - 159th|
|Veronica Carrasco||51.04||235th - 76th|
|Iuliia Vuika||51.18||236th - 77th|
|Diana Rexhepaj||51.28||236th - 78th|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||52.41||242nd - 84th|
|Victoria Charlesworth||53.29||243rd - 85th|
|Maya Goodwin||1.03.52||256th - 92nd|
|Katy Taylor||1.03.53||257th - 93rd|
Men 1st 66pts, Ilford AC 2nd 99pts
Ladies 2nd 67pts, Ilford 1st 65pts
Boston Marathon (UK) - Monday 31st May 2021
|John Henry||2.53.11 pb||76th|
Angles Way Ultra 50km - Sunday 30th May 2021
Nick: Wahey! We're ultra marathon runners! Survived the Angles Way 50km. Expected it to be tough, but it exceeded all expectations. It started hurting less than half way round and didn't get easier. Maud Hodson's advice was to start slow. I managed that, but then just got even slower! Plenty of walk breaks for even the slightest hint of a hill. Very beautiful route through the Norfolk Broads and perfect weather - blue skies but enough of a breeze to keep cool (a lot cooler than London I think).
The final straw for me was getting back to the hotel desperate for a shower to find it broken, so ended up trying to wash of sweat in the basin.
Catriona: Nick Hoult and I are finally home and gradually recovering from the Angles Way 50km, our first ultra. It was even tougher but also more lovely than I expected. They took us by bus to the start and then we followed a long distance footpath through the Norfolk Broads back to Great Yarmouth. Very scenic, very flat (although I still took walk break at the slightest hint of a hill) and almost perfect weather. But boy - 50km felt like a loooong way. I'd naively thought that it was 'only' 5 miles more than a marathon, but that's not how it felt. I felt like I'd already done a marathon by about 13 miles in and from then on my smiley optimism turned to swearing and groaning all the way.
The field became so spread out that at times I didn't see another soul for miles and it felt like you were the only person in the world. I was quite surprised to see the results and discover that we both finished comfortably in the top half.
We stayed a second night in Great Yarmouth before coming back today and managed a portion of chips in the hotel bar AFTER our dinner. It's not often you can get away with that.
We're raising money for Place2Be which offers mental health support in schools. Lots of people have been very generous and we've raised very nearly £1000.
Folkstone Coastal 10km - Sunday 30th May 2021
London To Brighton 100km - Saturday 29th May 2021
|Paula Bedford||12.52.58||27th, 5th lady|
Old Deer Park Start
Green Lane Rec - 11.8k - 1.13.22 - 150th
Oak Park - 24.6k - 2.38.15 - 132nd
New Henshaw Farm - 41.4k - 4.44.13 - 108th
Tulleys Farm - 56.1k - 6.49.03 - 82nd
Ardingly College 67.8k - 8.27.11 - 59th
Wivelsfield 80.2k - 10.21.37 - 42nd
Plumpton Coll 88.2k - 11.18.56 - 34th
Brighton Races 100k - 12.52.58 - 27th
Kempton Park Marathon - Saturday 29th May 2021
|Ford Cadiogan||4.56.53||270th of 299.|
Run Through Velopark Series Half Marathon - Saturday 29th May 2021
|Katherine Harris||2.11.51||2nd V40|
Be Fit Today Track Academy, Jim Peters Stadium, Dagenham (800m) - Saturday 29th May 2021
Big East Triathlon, - Sunday 23rd May 2021
|Maya Goodwin||25.58 swim only|
Results: Swim leg was reduced to 500m due to water temperature, cycle leg was cancelled due to road obstruction. Results were compiled using swim and run only. Some chose not to the run leg but he Aquabike which should have been swim and bike.
Caroline Today was the Big East Triathlon , which I entered when I assumed the weather would be warm by now!! The swim was touch and go but they finally decided to go ahead with a shorter 500m distance as the water temp was only 12c - for me it was an exercise in not drowning as it was in a tidal estuary with a strong current. The 27 mile bike was reduced to 10 because a 20 tonne digger overturned, closing the road(!) but the run was the full 10k and I loved it and we got to go to the pub.
Maya ; An Aquabike event is a triathlon without the running. So the best bits of a triathlon really I think.
Today's event was a 500m swim and a 25k bike. After a delayed start we were in the marina to swim. It was choppy and bouncy and tasted so salty, and the buoys kept drifting as we swam round them. And on the final stretch the tide pulled you away from the finish if you stopped swimming. I was VERY pleased to reach solid ground.
After spending most of transition muttering to myself about how I was never going in the sea again, I gingerly got on my bike. 'Let that go now Maya. The swim is done, it was horrid, but it's done. Now just ride.â€™
I set off, and after about a mile I was finding my pedal legs and starting to feel comfortable. And then, competitors were riding back. What? My swim wasn't THAT slow surely? And they started to shout as they passed me: "The road is closed, turn round!"
And eventually I did. Back to transition, and we were told the cycle was cancelled. The run was still on though if we fancied it? We didn't. We walked instead, and had a lovely time, and then had a pub lunch.
Quite a lot of faff, money, time and travel for a 500m swim and 5 mile cycle. But you know what? It was worth it. I learnt a lot about sea swimming: breathe on the side away from the waves, don't give up trying, don't swallow it. And I was proud of how I managed to put my swim stress away so I could ride.
And our 5k walk was lovely. As was the pub lunch.
Alexandra; Great outdoor day at the Big East Triathlon today with Maya Goodwin, Sarah Burns, Anna Dingle, Caroline Frith and Michael Bamford!
A bit of an atypical one, because of the water temperature, we only got the sea swim confirmed (and shortened to my despair) one hour before the delayed start. Then, an accident on the road meant a road block and having the route rerouted (for those patient enough to wait for it) or shorten (to my delight!).
And the run, oh gosh, was tough ! Grassy, windy seawall field for the second part.
But it was all forgotten when we all had lunch together, where I noticed that triathletes were a lot less social than runners, they all went home directly after the event! Unbelievable, that's the best part!!!!
Run Through Olympic Park 5km - Saturday 22nd May 2021
|Ross Lucas||22.34||23rd, 1st V50|
Woodford Green Invite Meeting, Ashton Playing Fields - Saturday 22nd May 2021
Hurdles & Middle Distance events, Bromley - Saturday 22nd May 2021
|Patrick Brown||16.42.33||8th , 5000m|
Lake Dorney Half Marathon - Saturday 22nd May 2021
|Paul Quinton||1.13.59 pb||3rd, 1st V40|
|Ford Cadiogan||2.01.20 pb||273rd|
Run Through Olympic Park 10km - Saturday 22nd May 2021
|Jamie Xavier||44.15||60th male|
|Katherine Harris||48.03||10th lady, 2nd FV40|
|Debbie Shearing||54.13||38th lady|
|Arthur Diaz||58.43||173rd man|
Shires and Spires Ultra 35m (55.5k) - Sunday 16th May 2021
|Ford Cadiogan||9.13.43||214th / 223.|
Colchester Stampede Volunteers - Sunday 16th May 2021
Michael and I volunteered at the Colchester Stampede 10k this morning-
we had an excellent vantage point next to the elephants which provided
great amusement amongst the runners, with many of the more leisurely
ones stopping for selfies on the way past. Only one torrential downpour
and we got to have a mooch around the zoo afterwards. It seemed friendly
and well organised, I have no idea what the course was like but Iâ€™ve
heard rumours of hills.
Run Through Colchester Stampede 10km - Sunday 16th May 2021
|Gail Edwards||51.27 pb||347th|
|Amy Martin||53.47 pb||448th|
It was brutal but sweet after all. I got leg cramps at mile 14 so I have to JogWalk
the remaining distance. Yes, I finished the race & seems they had been considering
the time limits. Unfortunately medals from the supplier did not arrive on time so
it will be mailed soon.
Kew Air 10km, Kew Gardens - Saturday 15th May 2021
|Robert Spread||35.57 pb||12th|
|Suzanne Bench||50.14||367th, 4th (age group)|
Great race, very bendy! Pretty busy at the start but cleared out and was lovely scenery.
Was really good, felt very safe and well organised. Free places for us too as NHS. Happy days. And cake afterwards obvs!
Reunion 5km, Kempton Park - Saturday 15th May 2021
|John Henry||17.56||31st, halfway 8.40|
|Karan Gadhia||19.03 pb||72nd, halfway 9.23|
|Joanna Neville||24.12 pb||419th, 12.03.|
1089 finishers, B Race ( 785 A Race)
It was a good race though and we both really enjoyed it. Race B had a mass wave start which was brilliant to be part of again after so long. Nice flat route round the race course and surrounding area with a lake. Really well organised - it all felt very normal and safe. Hopefully we'll all be doing 5k on Saturday morning in 3 weeks time
Chase The Sun 5km, Olympic Park - Wednesday 12th May 2021
Chase The Moon 10km, QEOP - Wednesday 12th May 2021
|Morag Campbell||1.01.19 pb||271st|
Ultra X 125 Scotland : Day Two (50km) - Sunday 9th May 2021
|Jose Rodriguez||5.10.11||2nd, 1st overall.13.04.38|
Day 2 : 50 km in 5.10.11 (6.12 per km) . Averaging for 125 km : 6.16 per km or 10.06 per mile.
Day 2 began with Jose gaining another 5 minutes between the start and checkpoint 2,
but Carla then pushed ahead approaching CP3, then 4 and the finish.
Jose finished 2nd in 5.10.11, with a total time of 13.04.38.
He had won overall as Carla's time was 13.09.13.
Thank you everyone! It's been very hard today but manage to keep the first place.
Over the moon here! Can't wait to have a nice bath..
Report: Pt 2 - Sunday, I had breakfast and tried to stretch my poor legs. Overall I wasn't feeling that bad ( the long runs back to back seemed to have an effect)but my quads were still like rocks. We started at 8 am. I was first , follow every few seconds by the rest. The 2nd male, Paulius a sky runner from Latvia started very strong pushing in front of me..that made me slightly nervous...I had 1 hour cushion from the day before but I wonder if he just got lost and here he was full of energy ready to reduce that gap...I decided to don't let him go, even if a fast start wasn't what I had planned. I took the lead after 1st Check point and managed to keep it until 12-13 km to the end where Carla passed me looking much fresher than me My quads were very painful and not responding well so the downhills were very dangerous ( I had fallen previously in similar situations)and I tried to go slow and don't risk falling...I was controlling the gap with Carla and managed to win overall with around 4 min gap and 1h and 23 min ahead of 2nd male.
The organisation was spectacular. Everyone was so nice and friendly and marking was the only reason I'm still not lost in the mountains. The pizza and beer at the end was also amazing.
Overall I surprised myself with the result as living in London there are not many hilly places to train and I wasn't expecting to do so well up in the mountains. Training wise I just added the back to back long runs, nothing super-crazy...and I started using kettle bells for strength. By far, the most difficult/ stressful thing of the whole experience it was, without any doubt, trying to get ready the mandatory kit and all the essential kit and pack it in a 6kg bag..of course just as I was living the hotel on Saturday morning, my bag bursted open and I had to use a bin bag as a holdall bag the rest of the weekend. Not the most glamorous runner.
It was great to see all the support messages and see how much fun some of you had tracking me. You are all so supportive and amazing human beings.
Start-CP 1 Jose 43.41, Carla 44.20,
CP 1-2 : 55.22 , 59.49,
CP 2-3 : 1.29.45, 1.26.47,
CP 3-4 : 1.01.19, 56.48,
CP 4-Fin: 1.00.04, 49.22.
Ultra X 125 Scotland : Day One (75km) - Saturday 8th May 2021
125 km's in two days, 75 km on day 1 and 50 km on day 2 with 3,363 metres of climbing.
Day 1 finished in 1st place in 7.54.27 (6.19 per km), 2nd place was Carla Molinaro the
LEJOG World Record holder from 2020 in 8.10.38, giving him a 16 min cushion for Day 2.
Thanks guys!! You are so amazingly supportive!! ELR representative at ultraX Scotland!!
I just hope I can recover enough for tomorrow.
Report :Pt 1 - As promised here is the race report:
During the last couple of years I've increasingly got more bored of running on roads so I usually found myself running in the beautiful Epping forest. I started considering ultra and a friend of mine let me the book "The rise of the ultra runners by Adharaman Finn. I think as soon as I finished the book I signed up for my first ultra. I did the Country to Capital in January 2020 where I made the podium in 3rd position ( just in front of Carla Molinaro again). Last year has been really hard for training due to health issues and the cancellation of most races...and I did really struggled to put my shoes on and go for a run and virtual races did not motivate me neither...In September I signed up for an ultra( Chiltern wonderland 50 miles)I was still suffering from health issues and halfway I started suffering from cramps and for injured with my IT band even after that I manage to finish 7th...so I was very pleased and happy to being able to race.
Ultra X Scotland was my 3rd ultra marathon and my first multi-stage. The race was in the Highlands in Scotland, 125 km and 3.363 m around the mythical Loch Ness. Saturday we started in Inverness at 7 am and finished in Fort Augustus. I had never run in the mountains before so I wasn't sure what to expect and how my legs will respond in that type of terrain. The plan was to try and stay with Carla ( I knew we run to a similar pace and she is super-experience, but surprisingly I found myself leading and I was feeling comfortable. I decided to do my own race thinking they'll catch me soon. I was shock at the wilderness of the terrain ( jumping fences with barded wire), mud, snow, rocks, crossing rivers...but I have to admit that it was kind of fun. Around the last check point, I spoke to my husband who was tracking us. I didn't want to push unnecessarily as we had another 50 km to do the following morning but I wanted to keep some cushion time from Carla as I knew she will probably will recover much better than me. I finish first with 16 min cushion from the overall second ( Carla) and 1 hour with the second male...I was worried that I might have pushed too much on day 1 and I'll not be able to move on day 2 but I manage to keep this negative thoughts at bay. We slept in a tent in fort Augustus, it was cold and body was aching so no much sleep at all...the only luxury that we had it was hot water for the food. I made sure at ate right from the beginning ( dehydrated food is not that bad:), had some herbal tea and instant coffee to keep warm. It was a nice atmosphere, everyone was very friendly and congratulate me on my 1st day victory. I felt a bit out of place with the all attention if I'm honest... From there... keep warm, eat, drink and stretch...The camp was absolutely beautiful but it was absolutely cover by sheep excrements...not like you care too much to step on them at the time
London Spring 10km, Regents Park - Saturday 8th May 2021
Essex XC 10km series: Event 1 - Hylands Park - Saturday 8th May 2021
Essex Cycle Sportive (42 miles), Redbridge Cycle Circuit - Sunday 2nd May 2021
|Susannah McLaren||3.49.36 Bronze|
Maya Goodwin reports: Tour Essex Sportive. The short route.
I nearly stopped at 0.25 mikes, every bit of gravel and every dent in the road looked like it had bone breaking potential. I was terrified and 'I can't do it' was on repeat in my head. Not a great mantra to carry me along for the next four hours! Hmmm. Sarah Burns said that she uses a one syllable word on repeat for the bad times. So the next 10 miles were covered by me mainly saying 'jam' on repeat.
Miles 10-20 were covered by me mainly singing show tunes.
Miles 20-27 were covered by me mainly counting down the miles to the food station
Miles 27- 42 were covered by me mainly grumbling to myself.
And then I finished. I've just managed to get the dead fly out of my eye that flew in at 30 miles. So that was nice.
And now I'm mainly not getting off the sofa.
Country to Capital Ultra : 43 miles - Saturday 1st May 2021
|Regis Martin||6.55.48||71st of 202|
CP 1 7.5 miles 1.07.54
CP 2 17 miles 1.39.22 = 2.47.16
CP 3 26.2 miles 1.30.49 = 4.18.05
CP 4 32.9 miles 1.04.20 = 5.22.25
CP 5 37.1 miles 0.39.00 = 6.01.25
Fin 43 miles 0.54.23 = 6.55.48
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km - Saturday 1st May 2021
Sherry Media Maraton , Jerez (20.9kms) - Sunday 25th April 2021
|Antonio Martin Romero||1.20.45||1st|
Nice birthday present. Glad to run back on my land and see many friends,
even though I missed several minutes in the fastest part of the circuit
for a poorly placed beacon and down jumping enfangled vines to the
desperate and other things. The end time doesn't reflect how well I've
run, but I'm stuck with that I'm fit. 22.50 km for my Garmin.
(Translation on facebook)
Lee Valley Open track meet, 800m - Sunday 25th April 2021
|Fabrizio Stefanoni||2.16.01||2nd place, heat 2 800m|
Run Through Goodwood Motor Circuit Marathon - Sunday 25th April 2021
|Robert Spread||2.46.41 pb||16th, 5th V40|
|Paul Woodmansey||2.47.37 pb||17th, 6th V40|
Paul reports: A pb for me but it was hard work.
A PB that's stood for about 12 years but found it pretty tough!
Windy conditions and wouldn't do a lapped course again out of
choice. But got a decent GFA time for London next year which was
the aim so am pretty thrilled. The biggest shame was to have no
family/friends there to celebrate with - racing is pretty sterile
End Of The Year 10m, Staplehurst - Sunday 25th April 2021
Alice reports: Today I completed my first long race in over a year (10 miles).
I had to start marathon training with time on my feet so I thought this would be perfect.
The first 6 miles were lovely, there were ponies, llamas and rabbits and I was running
at a quicker pace than planned...and hadn't complained once! I then turned the corner
and saw hill after hill so had to have a cheeky little walk.
The last 2 miles felt tough and the scenery looked like the Essex 20 and due to only
running 6 miles in training it felt like I had run the Essex 20. I was aiming for 2 hours
so was pleased with my time, without the hills it would have been lovely.
Run Through Velopark 10km - Saturday 24th April 2021
Essex Marathon, Debden Airfield - Sunday 18th April 2021
|Kirk Johnson||5.02.34 pb||124th|
Michael Wilson: 37th Marathon and a new one for me.
6 laps (26.2 miles) of a measured course on a disused airfield around RAF Debden,
Carver Barracks, Near Saffron Walden, Essex. The shape of one lap of the course
is meant to resemble the figure of an aeroplane! Completely in the open, there
was no shelter from the early cold breeze and the sun later on. A great day out
and good to be able to run a marathon again.
Finishing Time: 4.23.03.
Run Through Leicestershire Half Marathon - Sunday 18th April 2021
|John Henry||1.17.21 pb||22nd|
Previous best was 1.20.17.
Loseley Park 10km - Sunday 18th April 2021
Tough race on hard rutted trails in glorious countryside around Loseley Hall
down near Guilford. Couple of very tough climbs but rewarded with amazing
views and a mainly downhill finish. Just over 150m of elevation gain - which
have to admit was a bit of a shock to system and big steep descent was almost
as bad as the climb!
Dorney Lake Half Marathon - Sunday 18th April 2021
|Paul Woodmansey||1.18.45 pb ||13th / 279|
Thanks. A PB for me, knocking nearly 3 mins off my best time set
12 years ago as a sprightly 28 yr old. If there's been one benefit
to lockdown, it's that I've been able to train consistently and
it seems to be paying dividends!
Chingford League Relays, Dagenham Park (2 miles) - Saturday 17th April 2021
A = 50.36 11th
B = 59.18 29th, 24th men's teams.
C = 61.07 34th, 8th ladies teams.
D = 70.59 48th, 17th ladies teams.
E = 83.05 56th, 21st ladies teams.
58 teams. 36 men & 22 ladies.
Chase The Sun 10km, Olympic Park - Wednesday 14th April 2021
|John Henry||33.33 pb||14th, 2nd V40|
Chase The Sun 5km, Olympic Park - Wednesday 14th April 2021
|Ross Lucas||22.10 pb||73rd, 2nd V50|
PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon - Sunday 11th April 2021
|Clive Stephenson||4.35.35 debut||87th|
The 98th Orion Mercury 10 - Saturday 10th April 2021
Chingford League - Event 3 - Hog Hill 5k (Redbridge Cycle Circuit) - Monday 5th April 2021
|Fabrizio Stefanoni||17.43||7th - 31st |
|Patrick Brown||17.45||9th - 34th|
|Scott McMillan||17.55||10th - 37th|
|Robert Spread||17.58 pb||12th - 38th|
|Billy Rayner||19.00||22nd - 62nd|
|Alexander Ward||19.39||27th - 81st|
|Thomas Burrard-Lucas||19.45||29th - 84th|
|Mark Wyatt||19.50||31st - 88th|
|Louis Le Roux||20.06||33rd - 95th|
|Mark Moir||20.18||35th - 97th|
|Andrew Baxter||20.43||39th - 102nd|
|Shahib Miah Ali||20.48||40th - 104th|
|Manjit Bedi||20.49||41st - 105th|
|James Nichols||20.57||42nd 108th|
|Karan Gadhia||21.10||45th - 113th|
|Jacob Stevens||21.36||48th - 125th|
|Calvin Bobin||21.51||53rd - 133rd|
|Neil Gage||22.16||54th - 143rd|
|Chloe Millan||22.23||55th - 20th|
|Clive Stephenson||22.49||60th - 143rd|
|Stuart Norris||22.52||62nd - 157th|
|Emily Clarke||22.52||63rd - 32nd|
|Michael Wilson||22.52||64th - 158th|
|Becky Evans||22.54||66th - 34th|
|Jonathan Shaw||23.01||68th - 160th|
|Grant Conway||23.28||70th - 169th|
|Kasia Stachowiak||23.52||72nd - 45th|
|Selina Vernal||23.53||73rd - 146th|
|Andy Bolderstone||24.12||74th - 178th|
|Daniel Peters||24.17||75th - 180th|
|Catherine Perry||24.51 (elr debut)||77th - 58th|
|Catriona Hoult||24.54||78th - 60th|
|Samir Younsi||25.13||80th - 187th|
|Katrina Betteridge||25.32 pb (elr debut)||83rd - 72nd|
|Richard Cravitz ||25.32 pb||84th - 191st|
|Kathryn Hertzberg||25.35||86th - 75th|
|Sandra Preston||25.35||87th - 76th|
|Ford Cadiogan||26.46||94th - 202nd|
|Anne-Marie Kennedy||26.54||96th - 89th|
|Denys Vuika||27.03||97th - 97th|
|Alex Jameson||27.25||98th - 98th|
|Martin Quinlan||27.36||99th - 204th|
|Nathaniel Dye||27.42||100th - 210th|
|Susannah McLaren||27.44||101st - 94th|
|Lucy Barron||27.57||102nd - 97th|
|Isabella Allan||28.01||104th - 99th|
|Regis Martin||28.41||105th - 216th|
|Anna Dingle||28.49||106th - 106th|
|Kathy Morrissey||29.12||107th - 113th|
|Catherine Brett||29.20||108th - 113th|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||30.52||115th - 126th|
|Lauren Stevenson||31.07||116th - 127th|
|Diana Rexhepaj||31.23||117th - 128th|
|Sallyann Eyles||32.47||118th - 130th|
|Imran Mustak||33.40||120th - 229th|
|Samia Choudhury||36.39||121st - 138th|
Total 232 men & 139 ladies. Positions above indicate position for
Race 3 men & women together, then position overall for men & women
in individual races.
Dorney Lake Marathon - Saturday 3rd April 2021
|Tom Howourth||2.43.40 pb||45th|
Kempton Racecourse Half Marathon - Saturday 3rd April 2021
|Paul Quinton||1.15.37||7th, 2nd V40|
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km - Saturday 3rd April 2021
|Grace Turner||51.13 pb||171st|
|Isabella Allan||58.51 pb||235th|
Stuart reports: A really well organised event at the Olympic park today,
cold and windy with a couple of hills thrown in as well. 4 laps with a staggered
start for Covid compliance. My time was 53:05 and I must say Iâ€™m very happy with
that as not run any races in a year. A nice bit of bling always puts a smile on my
face, great to see a few fellow ELR.
Mark Boulton: 1st race for 15 months, in 36.07. Hopefully enough to qualify
for Orion's Fast Friday.
ELR Virtual XC Race 5 - Pole Hill 5.2mi - Unofficial - March 2021
|Shahib Miah Ali||54.06||13th|
|Richard Cravitz ||55.41||17th|
ELR Virtual XC Race 4 - Claybury Park 5mi - Unofficial - February 2021
|Joseph Gunn ||33.48||3rd|
|Shahib Miah Ali||46.55||15th|
|Richard Cravitz ||55.30||20th|
ELR Virtual XC Race 3 - Oak Hill 4.7mi - Unofficial - January 2021
|Joseph Gunn ||32.06||2nd|
|Shahib Miah Ali||42.17||13th|
|Richard Cravitz ||53.14||21st|
Results for 2021 -