The Owler Half Triathlon - Sunday 22nd July 2018
|Sarah Burns||5.27.36||33rd, 5th lady, 1st in age cat.|
1.9k swim/ 90km cycle / 21km run.
Caterham Rotary Half Marathon - Sunday 22nd July 2018
Run Through Finsbury Park 10km - Sunday 22nd July 2018
Took part in the RunThrough Finsbury Park 10k this morning. What a great little race set up.
4 laps, including a long gradual hill on each lap. Wonderful volunteers who really encouraged
you with advice and well wishes, and this cute medal.
Waiting for official time, my watch said 1.24
Happy that my final lap was pretty much as strong as my first lap, I havenâ€™t run this strong in
a long time....and it was proper humid.
I will be doing some more of these events for sure.
Jurassic Coast Challenge - Saturday 21st July 2018
|Suzanne Bench||9.08.15 (58km)||10th overall, 2nd lady (1st half)|
|Geoff Bench||7.02.23 (44km)||9th overall, 6th man (2nd half)|
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 21st July 2018
|Georgie Hooper||26.10* (course pb)||113th - 56.69% Stevenage|
|Stephen Swan||26.17 debut||246th - 49.33% Chelmsford Central|
|Shahib Miah Ali||20.42* debut||5th - 62.80% Osterley|
|Samia Choudhury||41.33 debut||178th - 35.62% Osterley|
|James Nichols||20.56||8th - 62.66% Brentwood|
|John Henry||18.52* (course pb)||9th - 71.29% Fountains Abbey|
|Peter Hatley||22.06* debut||11th - 63.65% Aldenham|
|Stuart Barton||26.15* debut||95th - 55.30% Holkham|
|Tim Aylett||27.45||69th - 48.83% Sittingbourne|
|John Booth||17.33 ||4th - 76.64% Exmouth|
|Mark Boulton||17.48 (course pb)||1st - 73.69% Walthamstow|
|Jamie Xavier||22.26 (49th parkrun)||17th - 61.74% Walthamstow|
|Steven Bywater||26.59||52nd - 56.02% Walthamstow|
|Maya Goodwin||34.25||104th - 47.07% Walthamstow|
|Mark Moir||21.19||7th - 60.52% Barking|
|Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera||28.08||44th - 54.38% Barking|
|Lucy Barron||23.20||85th - 63.43% Hackney|
|Kat Maskell||25.02||118th - 60.45% Hackney|
|Ruel Ordonio||27.30||164th - 50.79% Hackney|
|Andy Kumar||18.46 (course pb)||7th - 69.54% Roding Valley|
|Calvin Bobin||20.22 (course pb)||13th - 80.85% Roding Valley|
|Caroline Frith||20.25 (cpb/age cat record)||14th - 74.94% Roding Valley|
|Paul Marshall||22.30 (99th parkrun)||25th - 58.30% Roding Valley|
|Lawrence Foster||22.54||30th - 66.52% Roding Valley|
|Simon Thomas||19.13||3rd - 68.26% Valentines|
|Ashley Faria||20.47||10th - 69.85% Valentines|
|Katherine Harris||23.39||31st - 63.99% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||23.39||32nd - 63.35% Valentines|
|Jason Levy||28.03||95th - 51.34% Valentines|
|Mary OBrien||29.20||117th - 69.09% Valentines|
|Prabhakaran Sukumar||37.25||206th - 38.80% Valentines|
|Euan Brown||16.43||1st - 77.17% Wanstead|
|Patrick Brown||17.46||3rd - 73.45% Wanstead|
|Scott McMillan||18.51||5th - 74.09% Wanstead|
|Andrew Baxter||20.21||12th - 71.91% Wanstead|
|Emmet Fitzgibbon||21.22||21st - 63.42% Wanstead|
|Nick Hoult||21.37 (50th parkrun)||26th - 65.07% Wanstead|
|Sharon Springfield||22.51||38th - 69.51% Wanstead|
|Andrew Howard||23.12||44th - 67.39% Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||25.36||62nd - 63.28% Wanstead|
|Maud Hodson||26.04||69th - 61.51% Wanstead|
|Samir Younsi||27.02 (course pb)||79th - 52.03% Wanstead|
|Catriona Hoult||28.44||111th - 54.35% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||31.55||142nd - 49.77% Wanstead|
|Arthur Diaz||32.44 (course pb)||151st - 42.67% Wanstead|
|Jonathan Wooldridge||25.51||70th - 55.71% Medina IOW|
|Fiona Critchley||25.09* debut||82nd - 68.32% Castle Park |
|Shaun DeSena||35.22 debut||261st - 35.22% Castle Park|
48 parkruns at 18 venues, 2 first finishers.
7 debuts and 8 course pbs.
First's for Euan at Wanstead & Mark at Walthamstow.
50th parkrun for Nick Hoult, 49th for Jamie X and 99th for Paul Marshall.
Best age grade of the day 80.85% for Calvin Bobin.
Best age grade for Caroline , also at Roding 74.94% an (VW40-44 record).
Course pbs also for Andy Kumar, Mark Boulton, Samir & Arthur at Wanstead, Georgie at Stevenage,
and John Henry at Fountains Abbey.
ELR Records for the following:
Georgie Hooper at Stevenage,
Shahib Ali at Osterley,
John Henry at Fountains Abbey,
Peter Hatley at Aldenham,
Stuart Barton at Holkham,
and Fiona Critchley at Castle Park.
Golden Stag Mile, Finsbury Park - Friday 20th July 2018
|Maud Hodson||6.43.26||5th, race 5 (106th overall)|
|Jakub Czeczotka||5.55.95||6th, race 7 (72nd overall)|
|Dan Spinks||6.36.25||11th, race 8 (102nd overall)|
|Euan Brown||4.23.55||5th, race 13 (5th overall)|
Maud Hodson I would thoroughly recommend this event to anyone wanting to have a go at track racing. It was very well organised (needs to be with 13 mile races in an evening), but also laid back and friendly. A bit like Fast Friday, in that you can stand on the track and cheer other races, and theres a bar & catering, but this ones open to runners of all abilities. The races are graded, with the slowest runners in the first race, and Euan & co at the end of the evening, so you run with others of a similar pace. I really enjoyed that in all the other track races Ive done Ive been last by a distance, but here I finished 5th out of 14 in my race, so I was actually racing. And theres commentary on the PA for each race, so it was a bit like playing at being a proper athlete like you see on the telly.
And only £2 for a generous glass of Pimms - what's not to like?
Elvis 4 - Ilford AC Newman Hilly 5 - tbc (draft only) - Wednesday 18th July 2018
|Louis Le Roux||32.25||19|
|Shahib Miah Ali||36.33||63|
1st Lady - Jennifer Ansell
3rd Lady - Ava Lee
1st FV35 - Caroline Frith
Ladies Team Winners - Hilly 5
Jennifer, Ava and Caroline
2nd Male - Paul Quinton
3rd Male - Billy Rayner
1st MV60 - Calvin Bobin
Run Through Victoria Park 10km - Wednesday 18th July 2018
|Spencer Evans||37.09 pb||9th|
SCB Great City Run 5km - Tuesday 17th July 2018
Spitfire Scramble 24 hour race, Hornchurch Country Park. - Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July 2018
Spitfire Scramble Race Report
Running is stupid
Running in hot weather is stupid
Running for 24 hours is stupid
Camping out in a field with no shade is stupid
loved it all I must be stupid,
Thanks ELR #Amazing Stuart Barton
Joanna Wood:- Spitfire Scramble - a weekend of blood, sweat and tears in our camp with 30 degree heat, clouds of insect repellent and a bit more sweat thrown in for good measure! And all thoroughly worth it. A total of just over 20 miles for me over 3 1/2 laps over 24hrs as 1 of our team of 8 ELR runners. The heat was brutal and terrain hard going in places but a little hands-on therapy from Gordon of The Flying Physios team helped to sooth the aches and pains - all the ladies can testify to that I think( Katherine Harris!!!).
The Spitfire fly past was great to see and it was a great weekend for friends to hang out.
Now for an obligatory celebratory drink.
Well done ELR - a thoroughly good job done by all !!
Craig Livermore:- Spitfire Scramble Report time, and its going to be brief, as I still havent got the energy to go full length with this.
This was by far one of the most surreal experiences Ive ever been through. One being up since 05:30 on Saturday, to 15:00 the next day has had some repercussions, let alone the conditions and the course. Searing heat combined with the pace I was going at led to me retiring after the fourth stint, near 7am. I really wanted to go on for a 5th, but couldnt muster the strength to do so. As it was I was in tears at the end, the only other run to have ever broken me down that much can be traced back to early 2016, but arguably that was worse.
I couldnt be more proud of my team, when I couldnt muster any more strength Catriona, Katherine, and Anthony Leckerman of Barking Road Runners put in the extra. Everyone well done, and the same goes to the other two ELR teams. Ill come back again for another round next year, as I have unfinished business.
But for now, more sleep is required!!
27 24:14:19 East London Runners - Team Malta 551 Paul Thompson 1 00:45:39 548 Carlton D'Souza 2 00:42:53 552 Richard Guest 3 00:52:48 550 Jonathan Wooldridge 4 00:48:27 549 Grant Conway 5 00:48:13 551 Paul Thompson 6 00:48:12 548 Carlton D'Souza 7 00:44:37 552 Richard Guest 8 00:54:23 550 Jonathan Wooldridge 9 00:49:51 551 Paul Thompson 10 00:52:31 548 Carlton D'Souza 11 00:43:50 552 Richard Guest 12 00:50:46 550 Jonathan Wooldridge 13 00:53:21 551 Paul Thompson 14 00:54:55 548 Carlton D'Souza 15 00:48:22 552 Richard Guest 16 00:57:33 550 Jonathan Wooldridge 17 00:54:23 551 Paul Thompson 18 00:55:20 548 Carlton D'Souza 19 00:50:46 552 Richard Guest 20 00:56:59 550 Jonathan Wooldridge 21 01:04:06 551 Paul Thompson 22 00:57:18 548 Carlton D'Souza 23 01:01:51 552 Richard Guest 24 01:09:58 550 Jonathan Wooldridge 25 01:10:39 549 Grant Conway 26 00:58:28 549 Grant Conway 27 00:58:10
20 25 23:39:01 ELR 2018 718 Jason Levy 1 01:04:54 719 Antony Leckerman 2 00:46:58 720 Katherine Harris 3 00:58:05 722 John Healy 4 00:48:56 723 Craig Livermore 5 00:42:07 721 Catriona Hoult 6 00:59:03 718 Jason Levy 7 01:03:16 720 Katherine Harris 8 00:57:10 722 John Healy 9 00:49:18 723 Craig Livermore 10 00:42:41 721 Catriona Hoult 11 01:00:03 718 Jason Levy 12 01:02:41 720 Katherine Harris 13 00:58:04 722 John Healy 14 00:50:48 723 Craig Livermore 15 00:50:09 721 Catriona Hoult 16 01:01:54 718 Jason Levy 17 01:07:42 720 Katherine Harris 18 01:03:02 722 John Healy 19 01:16:21 723 Craig Livermore 20 00:44:28 721 Catriona Hoult 21 01:03:17 719 Antony Leckerman 22 00:46:48 720 Katherine Harris 23 00:59:18 719 Antony Leckerman 24 00:49:39 721 Catriona Hoult 25 01:12:19
32 24 24:47:42 ELR Spitters 730 Stuart Barton 1 01:03:17 724 Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera 2 00:57:22 726 Jayne Browne 3 01:01:12 727 Joanna Wood 4 01:05:05 725 Diana Rexhepaj 5 00:59:51 728 Marc Akers 6 00:54:51 730 Stuart Barton 7 01:08:42 724 Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera 8 00:56:07 726 Jayne Browne 9 00:58:09 727 Joanna Wood 10 01:05:38 725 Diana Rexhepaj 11 00:56:26 728 Marc Akers 12 00:56:48 730 Stuart Barton 13 01:05:36 724 Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera 14 00:59:00 726 Jayne Browne 15 01:04:33 731 Stuart Farrell 16 00:59:20 729 Stephen Swan 17 00:53:32 731 Stuart Farrell 18 01:01:50 729 Stephen Swan 19 01:04:11 727 Joanna Wood 20 01:13:17 725 Diana Rexhepaj 21 01:01:27 724 Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera 22 01:01:19 731 Stuart Farrell 23 01:09:22 728 Marc Akers 24 01:10:47
Virgin Sport British 10km, Westminister - Sunday 15th July 2018
|Roisin Archer||46.11||763rd, 5th f35-39|
Thorpe Park Triathlon - Standard Distance - Sunday 15th July 2018
Standard Distance - 1500m swim, t1, 40k cyce, t2, 10k run.
Gemma 35.18, 2.45, 1.20.43, 1.31, 55.57 = 2.56.03
Robyn 36.39, 2.59, 1.18.47, 1.14, 1.01.16 = 3.00.41
Essex 50 mile, Felsted - Saturday 14th July 2018
Essex 50 Mile race report:
If you think Ive been a bit quiet about this race, well thats because I only entered it on Thursday. I had been planning to do a 50 mile training run this week, and I saw a FB post about this one, organised by Challenge Running, who put on the Last One Standing. I had now plans for Saturday so I signed up. It is primarily a 100 mile event, with 50 and 30 mile options, leaving me in the slightly unusual position of taking on a 50 mile race and feeling like a bit of a lightweight.
I felt much more relaxed than usual on race day, I think largely due to lack of build-up, and reckoned on treating at like a training run with a medal at the end. The course is an out-and-back lap, 4.3 miles each way, which means that the 50 miler as actually 51.6 miles - 6 laps. Most of it was along the Flitch Way, a disused railway line, which was lovely as it pretty flat and with plenty of shade, even in the middle of the day. Which made a big difference as it was a very hot day. The remainder was on road, which was less flat and less shady. There were two feed stations, one at each end of the course, It was a small race, with 20 entered on the 100, 11 in the 50 & 20 in the 30. You could tell which race people were in from their numbers, and due it being an out-and-back route we saw a lot of each other. Ultra-runners a great bunch of people, and greeting each other as we passed was a real pleasure.
Anyway, my race was pleasingly uneventful. I started steadily, quickly finding myself second-to-last, with just the 69-year-old race-walker behind me. This was ultra-running as I like to do it start steady, keep plodding along, no drama. At no point did I lose the will to live, which is always a bonus. I was in second place amongst the 50 mile women for most of the day, far enough behind that there was little chance of catching the leader, which suited me fine as it kept the pressure off.
And then on lap 5, when I passed her at the far end of the course, her lead had got much smaller. I wasnt too pleased, as I was in no mood for racing. There was still half a marathon to go. And then I passed her on the return stretch, shed stopped, feeling unwell. Which meant the trophy was in effect mine to lose. But ultra-runners don't give up without a fight, and she made it back to base camp just as I was setting out on my final lap. I was still feeling fine, so I kept my pace as quick as I could I was going to make myself difficult to beat. I made my far end pit-stop as brief as I could, and headed for home, wondering how far behind she was. I saw my new friend Andy about a mile into the return leg, and he told me she hadnt started the final lap. In fact she had, but I passed her after about a mile and a half, which meant I was 3 miles ahead with less than three left to run. Barring disaster, I was home. And the was no disaster - in fact mile 50 was my quickest of the day, and I managed a cheeky little sprint finish (a couple of the other runners egged me on). 9.48.01 my finish time.
So five weeks after my win at the LOS, I had a second one. And this time I beat the guys as well (one guy did finish ahead of me, but he had dropped down from the 100, and therefore was not eligible for placings). My trophy will be engraved with my name and sent out to me.
A very good day in the office for me. Preparation for the SVP100 wrapped up, confidence restored. Bring it on.
Run Through Battersea Park 10km - Saturday 14th July 2018
Orions Forest Five Series - Race 2 - Saturday 14th July 2018
|Antonio Martin Romero||29.01||6th|
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 14th July 2018
|Frank Brownlie||26.57* debut||141st - 63.39% Penrith|
|Sophie Edwards||30.36||128th - 51.91% Hastings|
|Andrew Howard||22.35* debut||20th - 69.23% Dartford Heath|
|James Creed||22.03||31st - 65.33% Castle Park|
|John Henry||19.15||11th - 69.87% Finsbury|
|Laura Woodhouse||23.09||72nd - 63.93% Hackney|
|Lucy Barron||24.31||98th - 60.37% Hackney|
|Ashley Faria||20.41||8th - 70.19% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||24.03||36th - 62.30% Valentines|
|Marc Akers||41.17||143rd - 34.36% Gunpowder|
|Patrick Brown||18.02||1st - 72.37% Walthamstow|
|James Nichols||19.25 (course pb)||2nd - 67.55% Walthamstow|
|Janet Bywater||25.25||36th - 68.52%Walthamstow|
|Steven Bywater||25.50||44th - 58.52% Walthamstow|
|Andy Kumar||19.07||5th - 68.27% Roding Valley|
|Dan Gritton||19.56||7th - 71.15% Roding Valley|
|Calvin Bobin||21.01||14th - 78.35% Roding Valley|
|Jakub Czeczotka||22.30 (course pb)||25th - 58.96% Roding Valley|
|Paul Marshall||22.41||26th - 57.83% Roding Valley|
|Sheila Kennedy||46.21 (tailwalker)||108th - 40.70% Roding Valley|
|Scott McMillan||19.27||4th - 71.81% Wanstead|
|Mark Moir||19.46 (course pb)||8th - 65.26% Wanstead|
|Shahib Miah Ali||20.43||20th - 62.75% Wanstead|
|Sharon Springfield||22.00||21st - 72.20% Wanstead|
|Lauren Aston||24.06||51st - 61.41% Wanstead|
|Chloe Millan||24.21||54th - 60.78% Wanstead|
|Andy Bolderstone||24.24||55th - 57.24% Wanstead|
|Sarah Burns||27.12||91st - 56.99% - Wanstead|
|Caroline Moore||28.36||114th - 63.29% Wanstead|
|Anna Dingle||28.44 (course pb)||116th - 54.35% Wanstead|
|Maya Goodwin||34.12||170th - 47.37% Wanstead|
Phoenix Running Sharkrun Hammerhead Marathon - Friday 13th July 2018
Race report for Phoenix Running Sharkrun Hammerhead Marathon
So having pulled out of the Hever Marathon 2 weekends ago due to injury (opting for the Long Aquabike instead) I had signed up for the Phoenix Running Sharkrun Hammerhead Marathon in Essex as a replacement.
It was 8 laps so I had the option to drop out every 3.25 miles and was never too far from the base.
It was a relatively small race with 39 people entering. Id set myself the target of around 4hrs with sub 4 being the dream. However the race is organised by the same people who do the 12 marathons in 12 months challenge and they started by awarding various tshirts, including one guy who had run 100 marathons in 12 monthes! Thats 2 a week, for a whole year!A
Keen not to come last I set off at a decent pace but the sun came out and very quickly, running in 30 degrees started to take its toll. This resulted in quite a few people resorting to walking. By lap 3 I was beginning to lap people which gave me a weird mental advantage, trying to stay ahead of those behind me while picking off those I was lapping.
At mile 17 I started feeling the impact of a full on ironman training schedule and my pace slowed. A bit of maths meant I hit mile 23 and having a maths blank, thought Id missed the 4hr mark by about 10 mins and slowed to a walk deciding it wasnt worth killing myself. However, then realised Id made an error and could still make 4 hours and so tried picking up the pace. By this stage I was lapping people for the 3rd time and no one had overtaken me so had a sudden thought I wonder what position Im in? I picked up the pace and finished in 4:02 only to be told Id finished 2nd! The guy who finished first had finished 1 min ahead of me and admitted he had seen me coming and thought I was chasing him down.
All in all it was a great race, well organised, great bling and needless to say I was ecstatic to have finished 2nd, something I dont think will ever happen again!
Woodford Green AC Open Graded Meeting - Tuesday 10th July 2018
|Maud Hodson||1.22.04||8th, race 1|
|Robert Rayworth||1.08.35||6th, race 2|
5km Age Grade Chart for 2018 so far.... - Monday 9th July 2018
1Euan Brown - 15.26 - 84.06% - Fast Friday
2Thomas Grimes - 16.21 - 82.06% - Parliament Hill
3Karen Levison - 20.41 - 82.03% - Valentines
4Paul Quinton - 16.32 - 81.35% - Hackney
5Dan Gritton - 17.29 - 81.12% - Victoria Dock
6Calvin Bobin - 20.22 - 80.85% - Roding Valley
7Mark Boulton - 16.18 - 79.59% - Fast Friday
8Ciaran Canavan - 17.50 - 78.88% - Hackney
9John Booth - 17.06 - 78.07% - Victoria Dock
10Ava Lee - 19.46 - 77.82% - Hackney
Andrew Baxter - 18.53 - 77.49% - Wanstead
12Jose Rodriguez - 17.26 - 76.24% - Elvis 3
Jennifer Ansell - 18.53 - 76.23% - Elvis 3
Dan Senior - 18.18 - 75.68% - Valentines
15Suzanne Bench - 23.07 - 75.34% - Wanstead
Paula Bedford - 20.46 - 75.25% - Elvis 3
Mary OBrien - 27.02 - 74.97% - Valentines
Caroline Frith - 20.25 - 74.94% - Roding Valley
Michael Bamford - 17.42 - 74.48% - Hackney
Stuart Kelly - 17.32 - 74.43% - Hackney
20Billy Rayner - 17.26 - 74.41% - Elvis 3
James Wilson - 18.31 - 74.26% - Wanstead
Scott McMillan - 18.50 - 74.16% - Wanstead
Ellie Wilkinson - 20.00 - 74.00% - Hackney
Emily Clarke - 20.06 - 73.96% - Hackney
25Patrick Brown - 17.39 - 73.94% - Walthamstow
Peter Craik - 19.40 - 73.81% - Wanstead
Patrick Brown - 17.46 - 73.45% - Wanstead
Ashley Faria - 19.50 - 73.19% - Valentines
Spencer Evans - 17.45 - 73.08% - Fast Friday
30Julie Campbell - 23.59 - 72.85% - Elvis 3
Ged Browne - 21.11 - 72.74% - Elvis 3
Robert Rayworth - 19.04 - 72.64% - Hackney
Fiona Day - 26.45 - 72.52% - Wanstead
John Henry - 18.30 - 72.35% - Elvis 3
Sharon Springfield - 22.00 - 72.20% - Wanstead
Alex Day - 18.21 - 71.84% - Valentines
Andrew Howard - 21.46 - 71.82% - Victoria Dock
Carlton DSouza - 21.10 - 71.51% - Elvis 3
40 Chris Green - 19.02 - 71.19% - Lincoln
Simon Thomas - 18.30 - 70.90% - Valentines
Tim LeRasle - 19.53 - 70.75% - Valentines
Fiona Critchley - 24.23 - 70.47% - Victoria Dock
Janet Bywater - 24.50 - 70.13% - Cannon Hill
45Louis LeRoux - 18.57 - 69.79% - Elvis 3
Paul Thompson - 20.42 - 69.62% - Elvis 3
James Nichols - 18.41 - 69.56% - Elvis 3
Andy Kumar - 18.46 - 69.54% - Roding Valley
Aaron Williams - 20.10 - 69.26% - Wanstead
Shailesh Patel - 21.38 - 69.26% - Valentines
50Thomas Burrard-Lucas - 18.49 - 69.09% - South Manchester
Grant Conway - 21.11 - 69.08% - Hackney
Colin Dryland - 20.58 - 68.68% - Valentines
Nick Clarke - 19.33 - 68.49% - Norwich
Maran Raju - 21.47 - 68.34% - Elvis 3
Sheila Kennedy - 26.27 - 68.17% - Elvis 3
Regis Martin - 20.51 - 68.03% - Wanstead
Neil Gage - 20.04 - 67.65% - Elvis 3
Tom Woods - 24.35 - 67.59% - Jamaica Pond, USA
60Anna Johnson - 22.16 - 67.37% - Hackney
Mark Moir - 19.13 - 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
Shahib Ali - 19.18 - 67.13% - Barking
Terry Lewsey - 20.14 - 67.10% - Elvis 3
Lawrence Foster - 22.43 - 67.06% - Wanstead
Sarah Lenton - 22.57 - 66.95% - Elvis 3
Gareth Davies - 21.52 - 66.92% - Wanstead
70Nathan Jones - 19.17 - 66.90% - Valentines
Tom Howourth - 19.53 - 66.85% - Elvis 3
Jonny Shaw - 20.46 - 66.81% - Elvis 3
Robert Spread - 20.10 - 66.69% - Wanstead
Laura Woodhouse - 22.15 - 66.52% - Hackney
Jacob Stevens - 20.51 - 66.43% - Valentines
Caroline Moore - 26.19 - 66.39% - Elvis 3
Craig Livermore - 19.26 - 66.38% - Valentines
Aaron Browne - 19.28 - 66.27% - Valentines
James Creed - 20.21 - 66.09% - Castle Park
80Clive Mehew - 21.40 - 65.92% - Hackney
Lance Fuller - 23.22 - 65.76% - Hackney
Annette Clark - 24.24 - 65.71% - Valentines
Mary Connolly - 27.33 - 65.70% - Barking
Nathaniel Dye - 19.49 - 65.60% - Barking
Maud Hodson - 24.29 - 65.49% - Valentines
Katherine Harris - 23.02 - 65.34% - Victoria Dock
Kate Brett - 26.22 - 65.17% - Wanstead
Suzanne Taylor - 25.07 - 65.16% - Valentines
Craig Simpson - 21.28 - 65.06% - Wanstead
90Frank Brownlie - 26.19 - 64.91% - Valentines
Alexandra Wilkinson - 25.01 - 64.76% - Hockley Woods
Chloe Millan - 22.52 - 64.72% - Roding Valley
Peter Hatley - 21.31 - 64.48% - Elvis 3
Katie Whitton - 23.00 - 64.35% - Victoria Dock
Emmett Fitzgibbon - 20.50 - 64.25% - Elvis 3
Bernadett Kalmar - 25.14 - 64.20% - Wanstead
Jakub Czeczotka - 20.45 - 63.94% - Hackney
Sheetal Dandgey - 23.15 - 63.73% - Hackney
Jonathan Wooldridge - 22.25 - 63.72% - Kesgrave
100Manjit Singh - 21.49 - 63.60% - Elvis 3
Richard Guest - 22.00 - 63.53% - Elvis 3
Lucy Barron - 23.20 - 63.43% - Hackney
Sarah Burns - 24.20 - 63.39% - Elvis 3
Selina Vernal - 23.46 - 63.32% - Wanstead
Paul Marshall - 20.46 - 63.16% - Hackney
Alex Jameson - 23.01 - 63.07% - Victoria Dock
Andy Bolderstone - 22.11 - 62.96% - Wanstead
Kathryn Maskell - 24.01 - 62.66% - Hackney
Jamie Xavier - 21.52 - 62.53% - Elvis 3
110Alexandra Brown - 23.03 - 62.45% - Elvis 3
Jayne Browne - 27.33 - 62.15% - Elvis 3
Lauren Aston/Kelly - 23.51 - 62.05% - Roding Valley
Claire Emery - 26.09 - 61.95% - Hackney
Maran Raju - 24.30 - 61.70% - Valentines
Steve Bywater - 24.33 - 61.58% - Victoria Dock
Saheb Yousefi - 21.26 - 61.20% - Valentines
Ijeoma Anozie - 25.15 - 60.92% - Hackney
Richard Potter - 21.41 - 60.80% - Roding Valley
Georgie Hooper - 24.20 - 60.48% - Wanstead
120Alexandra Wilkinson - 26.52 - 60.30% - Hockley Woods
David Hallybone - 23.03 - 60.09% - Hackney
Sarah Dale - 24.40 - 60.00% - Wanstead
Alexandra Rutis Perera - 25.21 - 59.96% - Barking
Susannah McLaren - 28.37 - 59.84% - Elvis 3
Jimmy Dale - 21.42 - 59.75% - Wanstead
Tina Bennett - 25.36 - 59.52% - Elvis 3
Kathryn Hertzberg - 24.59 - 59.51% - Wanstead
Gemma Foxall - 24.12 - 59.48% - Elvis 3
Zuzana Urbanova - 25.21 - 59.37% - Valentines
130Robyn Turtle - 25.05 - 59.07% - Hackney
Diana Rexhepaj - 27.36 - 58.64 - Elvis 3
Jason Levy - 24.37 - 58.50% - Valentines
Catriona Hoult - 26.46 - 58.34% - Wanstead
Natasha Howard - 26.04 - 58.31% - Chelmsford Central
James Creed - 23.08 - 58.14% - Castle Park
Judith Vonburg - 25.32 - 57.96% - Wanstead
Martin Quinlan - 24.42 - 57.83% - Southwark
Marc Akers - 24.11 - 57.80% - Elvis 3
Tom Timson - 22.23 - 57.71% - Bromley
140Stuart Barton - 25.10 - 57.68% - Victoria Dock
Claire Drakeford - 27.36 - 57.61% - Elvis 3
Stuart Norris - 22.31 - 57.29% - Rother Valley
Rachel LeRoux - 26.13 - 57.22% - Woodhouse Moor
John Healy - 24.40 - 57.03% - Brockwell
Andrea Waller - 26.43 - 57.03% - Elvis 3
Tim Aylett - 23.51 - 56.81% - Hackney
Helen McGuinness - 27.33 - 56.72% - Elvis 3
Sophie Edwards - 28.02 - 56.66% - Wanstead
150Stephen Swan - 22.55 - 56.58% - Victoria Dock
Katherine Jones - 26.46 - 56.04% - Valentines
Anna Dingle - 27.43 - 55.90% - Elvis 3
Kate Frost - 26.46 - 55.54% - Wanstead
Hayley Collins - 27.27 - 55.51% - Elvis 3
Ellen Jones - 26.45 - 55.45% - Wanstead
Viktor Szabadi - 27.34 - 54.84% - Wanstead
Ruel Ordonio - 25.43 - 54.31% - Mile End
Karan Gadhia - 23.52 - 54.05% - Valentines
160Jane Clapton - 29.54 - 53.62% - Wanstead
Roselin Boramakot - 27.42 - 53.43% - Hackney
Chris Kehoe - 28.53 - 53.35% - Elvis 3
Samir Younsi - 26.16 - 52.82% - Elvis 3
Mark Wiltshire - 24.51 - 52.78% - Wanstead
Joanna Wood - 29.21 - 52.70% - QEOP 5km
Lucy Lee - 28.11 - 52.63% - Hackney 5km
Narelle McClorey - 28.49 - 52.44% - Elvis 3
Jessica Trayler Moore - 29.04 - 52.29% - Wanstead
George Georgiou - 27.51 - 52.12% - Valentines
170Ford Cadiogan - 27.02 - 52.03% - Walthamstow
Saima Zeb - 28.50 - 51.33% - Barking
Caroline McGirr - 29.27 - 50.93% - Roding Valley
Maya Goodwin - 32.35 - 49.72% - Hackney
Victoria Want - 29.49 - 49.69% - Wanstead
Liam Dempsey - 49.46% - Brentwood
Saheed Shabbir - 26.55 - 48.98% - Valentines
Jigna Patel - 32.17 - 47.39% - Roding Valley
Don Bennett - 34.32 - 46.04% - Hackney
Prab Sukumar - 34.08 - 45.75% - Valentines
180Michael Keefe - 30.37 - 45.62% - Conwy
Katy Taylor - 34.23 - 45.45% - Elvis 3
Liz ODonnell - 36.09 - 45.27% - Wanstead
Phillipa Walker - 33.59 - 44.73% - Hackney
Morag Campbell - 35.57 - 44.22% - Elvis 3
Sally Faulkner - 34.39 - 43.67% - Mile End
Gowri Sukumar - 36.17 - 43.04% - Valentines
Shaun DeSena - 30.44 - 42.08 - Clifton
Jan Webb - 43.24 - 41.71% - Mile End
Chris Sohail - 32.26 - 40.90% - Valentines
190Julie Creffield - 37.23 - 40.66% - Barking
Lucy Williams - 38.20 - 39.91% - Wanstead
Ravinder Bassi - 42.05 - 37.39% - Valentines
Samia Choudrey - 41.06 - 36.01% - Mile End
Brooke Stephenson - 40.49 - 35.26% - Elvis 3
195Tanbir Jasimuddin - 40.22 - 33.82% - Macclesfield
Hever Castle Aquabike (long) - Sunday 8th July 2018
|Jimmy Dale||8.09.38||23rd, 1st M30-34|
3.8K swim, 120K cycle with an optional 4 run afterwards.
Felsted 10km - Sunday 8th July 2018
So today i did the felsted 10k Race in essex, was quite a late start time of 10:30am, so the sun
was seriously beating down as we set off making it incredibly hot to run in i managed to finish
with a time of around 45:40 (waiting for official time ) which given the conditions im ok with,
im. not going to lie it was a battle to finish, and i questioned my sanity at pretty much every
km after the 2nd km, was nice to meet up with emmet another east london runner, so at least i
wasnt alone running it, on the plus side i got another medal for my collection. and i got to put
my feet up at starbucks after the race and enjoy a nice hot chocolate and a Cinnimon Swirl,
Simplyhealth Great North 10km, Gateshead - Sunday 8th July 2018
Hever Castle Aquathon - Sunday 8th July 2018
1.9k swim and a 10.5k run.
Best way to cool down in this heat? Go for the longest swim you've ever done (1.9k)
and maybe don't do a 10.5k run after it. Aquathlon done
The Lundy Island Race (14 (ish) miles) - Sunday 8th July 2018
Andrew Baxter: Slightly longer than planned...Lundy Island Race Report
What can I say about this one.the most unique and stunningly beautiful and, possibly, most brilliant event Ive ever done, but one where I had an absolute stinker of a run.
Was just way too hot, some mention of it hitting 30 degrees even though we were on an island 12 miles off the Devon coast!
I went off at what I thought was a steady pace in the heat but by mile 2 I knew things werent right. Eased it back a bit as we headed up the rough granite trail at the centre of the Island, thinking Id soon settle into my stride but it never happened. By 4 miles, as we had turned back south along the west coast on relatively easy grass trail, I made the decision to walk even the slightest of inclines and just try to take in the sheer beauty of the island hoping to get to first checkpoint (back near the start) where I could drop out.
That checkpoint was at about 6.5 miles, where a long stop in the shade of the gazebo (there was no shade whatsoever at all on the trails all race), plus water, melon, salted crisps and some general TLC from the brilliant crew were enough to get me going again and on to the east coast of the island.
This was tough, really technical trail clinging to the side of the cliff, but finally I started to feel ok having literally and mentally gone past the point of no turning back and amazingly, I dropped the small group that Id left the checkpoint with and slowly, but surely, one at a time, I started to close on and even pass a few people that had overtaken me on earlier walking breaks.
This section dipped up and down the cliff side and included long stretches in dense, ankle high gorse scrub where the path was, at best, only one foots width across (and I literally mean the width of my foot rather than the imperial measurement!). Eventually we got to the top tip of the Island and checkpoint two, by the northern lighthouse, at the bottom of a seriously, steep set of steps. Slightly shorter stop here and then grit my teeth for the killer climb back up the steps before dragging myself along the final 3 miles, back down the spine of the Island, to the finish and a total distance almost bang on 14 miles.
Finishing time of 2.14.48 for 34th place (231 finishers) but none of that mattered, was glad just to have got round!
Will be back next year as it really was amazing the organisation, the atmosphere, the breath-taking scenery, the ice cold post-race beer in the Marisco Tavern (the Islands pub) and possibly best of allthe small pod of dolphins that accompanied us, playing in the bow wave, during the 2 hour boat journey to and from the Island. Entries open on 27th of July, I suspect it will sell out in a matter of hours.
Hever Castle Half Marathon - Sunday 8th July 2018
Nick Hoult:- ugh. that was a bit grim. cross country without the mud but blazing sun instead.
very pretty course though and a really good event.
Andy Bolderstone: Hever Castle Half Marathon Report
If you have been to Hever you will know how beautiful it is especially on a hot and sunny summers day as it was on Sunday. However it was pretty brutal conditions to do a half marathon in.
It had all seemed such a good idea when last Black Friday I paid the reduced £12 entry- bargain! I knew it would never be a race where a good time would be possible but the recent hot weather was going to make this really tough. It was part of the Festival of Endurance where a half marathon became the equivalent of a fun run in comparison to other events taking place. The route was 2 laps of constant undulatio n through beautiful countryside and the National Trust village of Chiddingstone. Mercifully there were parts that had shade and if the weather had been more agreeable I would have really enjoyed this one. I still enjoyed it but it was hard work. It was odd having runners doing different races around you (full marathon, gauntlet, triathlon etc etc), you were never sure who you were racing. The competitors were a different crowd to purely running events and there was a real feeling of support and respect with people wishing you well and praising you as you passed them.
A well ran event ( although I clocked 13 miles so slightly short possibly) in a stunning location. If they could guarantee a moderate temperature next year I wouldn't hesitate to sign up. If one cold day near Xmas I see a similar deal I might forget the heat and sun and enter again. My worst half in terms of time but definitely the most beautiful.
Ware 10's - Sunday 8th July 2018
Velothon Wales 2018 - Sunday 8th July 2018
|Louis Le Roux||5.34.05||140km|
|Rachel Le Roux||5.19.17||125km|
Fyn ITU Sprint Distance Duathlon, World Championship, Denmark - Sunday 8th July 2018
Congratulations to Sarah Burns for finishing 13th in the F40 - 44 category in 1.14.54.
Sarah was 5th in Team GB 24.31 5K run, t1 2.02, 34.18 20k bike, t2 2.45 and a 11.18 2.5k run.
Shere 42k - Saturday 7th July 2018
QEOP 10km Summer Series - Saturday 7th July 2018
parkrun - all venues. - Saturday 7th July 2018
|Stuart Barton||26.53 debut||60th - 54.00% Colney Lane|
|Shaun DeSena||37.20 debut||15th - 34.64% Etna|
|Tom Howourth||20.35 (course pb)||10th - 62.67% Plym Valley|
|James Nichols||20.28 (course pb)||15th - 64.09% Crystal Palace|
|Andrew Howard||23.00 debut||12th - 67.97% Great Dunmow|
|Fiona Critchley||24.35 (course pb)||19th - 69.90% Great Dunmow|
|Jakub Czeczotka||27.45 debut||52nd - 47.81% Harlow|
|Martin Quinlan||28.16 debut||69th - 50.33% Brentwood|
|John Booth||17.50||4th - 75.42% Southwark|
|Steven Bywater||26.26 debut||44th - 57.19% Harrow Lodge|
|Mark Moir||20.07||23rd - 64.13% Mile End|
|Shahib Miah Ali||20.22||26th - 63.83% Mile End|
|Patrick Brown||17.55 (1st man)||1st - 72.84% Walthamstow|
|John Henry||20.39||5th - 65.13% Walthamstow|
|Aaron Browne||20.45||6th - 62.17% Walthamstow|
|Roisin Archer||22.22 (1st lady)||15th - 67.29% Walthamstow|
|Chris Green||32.27||97th - 41.76% Walthamstow|
|Andy Kumar||19.11||3rd - 68.03% Roding Valley|
|Richard Potter||21.48||19th - 60.47% Roding Valley|
|Sheila Kennedy||27.43||56th - 68.07% Roding Valley|
|Robert Rayworth||19.07||17th - 72.45% Hackney|
|Clive Mehew||22.01||67th - 64.88% Hackney |
|Roselin Boramakot||28.04||198th - 52.73% Hackney|
|Don Bennett||34.32||261st - 46.04% Hackney|
|Ashley Faria||20.49||8th - 69.74% Valentines|
|Jacob Stevens||21.41||11th - 63.87% Valentines|
|Shailesh Patel||22.34||16th - 66.40% Valentines|
|Saheb Yousefi||25.00||37th - 52.73% Valentines|
|Frank Brownlie||27.29||76th - 62.16% Valentines|
|Jason Levy||27.47||78th - 51.83% Valentines|
|Ciaran Canavan||20.03||6th - 70.16% Wanstead|
|Nick Hoult||22.38||25th - 62.15% Wanstead|
|Scott McMillan||22.51||28th - 61.12% Wanstead|
|Sharon Springfield||23.32||35th - 67.49% Wanstead|
|Lance Fuller||24.17||44th - 63.83% Wanstead|
|Mark Wiltshire||24.51 (course pb)||49th - 52.78% Wanstead|
|Colin Dryland||25.09||50th - 57.26% Wanstead|
|Katherine Harris||25.32||59th - 58.94% Wanstead|
|Maud Hodson||26.01||64th - 61.63% Wanstead|
|Tim Aylett||26.06||65th - 51.92% Wanstead|
|Bernadett Kalmar||26.10||66th - 61.91% Wanstead|
|Claire Emery||28.20||97th - 57.18% Wanstead|
|Samir Younsi||29.20||112th - 47.95% Wanstead|
|Catriona Hoult||33.30||160th - 46.62% Wanstead|
|Viktor Szabadi||33.30||161st - 45.12% Wanstead|
|Sophie Edwards||33.31||162nd - 47.395 Wanstead|
|Maya Goodwin||38.42||203rd - 41.06% Wanstead|
|Caroline Moore||47.21 (tailrunner)||216th - 38.23% Wanstead|
|Arthur Diaz||32.57 (course pb)||154th - 42.03% Wanstead |
49 parkruns at 15 venues, 2 first finishers.
6 debuts and 4 course pbs.
First finishes for Patrick & Roisin at Walthamstow.
Best age grade for John Booth at Southwark.
150th parkrun for Ciaran & 49th for Nick at Wanstead.
ELR course records for:
Shaun at Etna,
Tom at Plym Valley,
James at Crystal Palace,
and Andrew & Fiona at Great Dunmow.
Fyn ITU Standard Distance Duathlon, World Championship, Denmark - Friday 6th July 2018
|Ava Lee||2.02.47||5th F40-44|
Standard - 9.1k run, t1, 33k bike, t2, 5.2k run
Ava 35.40 / 1.54 / 1.01.01 / 2.29 / 21.43 = 2.02.47
Danny 34.39 / 2.04 / 1.00.23 / 2.25 / 20.36 = 2.00.07
Danny Lee and I waving the flag for Team GB at the ITU World Duathlon Championship
in Fyn, Denmark today. I came 5th in my age group, which I'm delighted with. Danny
got to wear Team GB kit for the first time - along with his shiny new, pointy helmet
- and came 27th. Watch out for Sarah on Sunday!
Chase The Sun 10km, Clapham Common - Wednesday 4th July 2018
|Alex Jameson||49.00 pb||106th|
Go Tri Duathlon 70, QEOP Velopark - Monday 2nd July 2018
|Louis Le Roux||58.00||13th|
|Rachel Le Roux||45.06||3rd, 1st lady|
Sprint 2 mile run, 10 mile cycle, 2 mile run
Roger 15.16/ 31.49/15.09
Supersprint 1 mile, 5 mile, 1 mile
Rachel 8.28/ 28.00/8.38
Garmin Triathlon de Paris - Sunday 1st July 2018
Paris Triathlon DONE. I am actually quite emotional. I only had 6 weeks to train,
have only just learned how to swim front crawl and I still dont know how to use
the gears properly on my bike. It has literally been the hottest day ever so no
mean feat. Full blog to come tomorrow but for now we are celebrating with a picnic
under the Eiffel Tower before getting the Eurostar back.
1500m swim 56.18, t1 4.12, 40k cycle 1.37.57, t2 6.09, 10k run 1.25.23 = 4.10.01
Bewl 15 mile - Sunday 1st July 2018
Maud reports:- Brief (ish) race report from the Bewl 15.
After working a few 7 day weeks I got to the end of both jobs this week, and was looking forward to my weekend off. So I entered a race as a little reward. Not really thinking that I had rehearsals Friday evening & Saturday afternoon followed by a concert. With the inevitable post-show drinks.
So after a rather rubbish nights sleep I drove down to Wadhurst, a pretty little town in Sussex. The race started at 10.30, and it was already baking hot when I got there. I met up with Roselin shortly after I arrived, and walked down to the start area, which was a field just outside the town. Nacho rushed in a few minutes before the start, just in time for a team pic.
A bagpiper serenaded us as we set off - wasnt expecting that in the south of England. The first bit was like running in the desert (but with bagpipes) - the track was so dusty that it was quite hard to see. But it was downhill (note to self - this stretch is also the end of the route, when it will no longer be downhill). I was still kidding myself at this point that I might be able to run at a decent pace. But after a couple of miles the tiredness and the heat hit me and I switched to survival mode. The route is very pretty - most of the time we were close to Bewl Water, looking rather enviously at the sailing boats and pleasure cruisers. But jeez it was hot. One of the hottest races I have ever done. And while there was some shade, there were long stretches of relentless sun. I pitied the bagpiper, who re-appeared half way round the course, looking like he was ready to melt in his kilt and jacket.
The middle bit of the race is flat (ish), but from about 11 miles it was hilly. Which I didnt really mind as it meant I could walk with a clear conscience. Everyone was walking - even Jose said he had. And even though I knew what was in store in the last mile, it was definitely steeper than it had been on the way out.
So, brutal and attritional beyond what you would expect for a race of only 15 miles. But on the plus side, very well organised. Plenty of water stations, a couple also with Lucozade, plus jelly beans and slices of orange. And wet sponges. And a nice medal & T shirt, and decent goody bag.
After the race there was free beer (not very cold, but colder than the water), cake & massage. And a brass band playing. Relaxing on the grass with Jose and his husband & son while we waited for Roz to finish was definitely the best bit.
Would I do it again? Yes, I think so. Its a lovely part of the country, and the odds are the weather would be better, so a course PB should be on. And it was good value for money at £27.50 including the booking fee, given how well supported it was.
Nayland 10km - Sunday 1st July 2018