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Elvis 2: East End Road Runners Midsummer 5km, Olympic Park - Wednesday 23rd June 2021

NameTimePosition
David Jordan15.482nd scorer
Paul Quinton16.434th , 1st MV40 scorer
Tom Howourth16.577th scorer
John Henry16.578th scorer
Fabrizio Stefanoni17.09 pb10th scorer
Scott McMillan17.11 pb11th scorer
Robert Spread17.23 pb15th
Paul Woodmansey17.4519th
Robert Dixon18.1025th
Joseph Gunn 18.1726th
Billy Rayner18.2127th
Alex Pickering18.2928th
Daniel ODonoghue18.30 pb29th
James Nichols19.0541st
Alexander Ward19.0642nd
Karan Gadhia19.1043rd
Nathaniel Dye19.1144th
Mark Wyatt19.2045th
Sandeep Mashiana19.2951st
Shahib Miah Ali19.5157th
Mark Moir19.5258th
Nicholas Copas20.0464th
Scott Hemmens20.0766th
Jacob Stevens20.3780th
Calvin Bobin20.4282nd
Jonathan Shaw20.5088th
Michael Bamford21.0294th
Caroline Frith21.0695th, 8th ,1st FV40 scorer
Becky Evans21.23102nd, 10th scorer
Ava Lee21.30104th, 11th scorer
Stuart Norris21.37107th
Vinesh Kumar Sampath Kumar21.40110th
Paula Bedford21.44112th, 12th scorer
Chloe Millan22.01118th, 14th scorer
Kasia Stachowiak22.03123rd, 16th scorer
George Relf22.28128th
Grant Conway22.28130th
Clive Stephenson22.34134th
Selina Vernal22.57146th
James Creed23.11152nd
Albert Ng23.12155th
Katherine Harris23.18157th
Peter Hatley23.20159th
Jason Levy23.26161st
Catriona Hoult23.44 pb173rd
Andrea Waller23.52178th
Richard Guest24.00185th
Catherine Perry24.00186th
Andrew Howard24.02188th
Joanna Neville24.03189th
Kathryn Hertzberg24.05190th
Gail Edwards24.18198th
Mark Durrant24.33205th
Iftikhar Ahmed24.38206th
Samir Younsi24.38207th
Suzanne Bench24.38208th
David Hallybone24.40209th
Grace Turner24.46212th
Janet Bywater24.49213th
Ciaran Canavan24.51215th
Sandra Preston24.52216th
Tina Bennett25.04226th
Katrina Betteridge25.06228th
Steven Bywater25.09231st
Michael Wilson25.23239th
Debbie Shearing25.31246th
Amy Martin25.31248th
Suzanne Taylor26.06258th
Denys Vuika26.18262nd
Carolyn Edwards26.29268th
Caroline Moore27.12277th
Morag Campbell27.50 pb289th
Jayne Browne28.03297th
Kathy Morrissey28.10301st
Helen McGuinness28.20302nd
Anna Dingle28.35307th
Fiona Day28.37308th
Catherine Brett28.58311th
Victoria Charlesworth29.11318th
Frank Brownlie29.15320th
Iuliia Vuika29.18322nd
Diana Rexhepaj29.20323rd
Stuart Barton29.24324th
Alice Barrett29.25325th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera30.56340th
Maya Goodwin34.55363rd
Joanna Qiu35.31366th
Samia Choudhury37.09371st
Elizabeth ODonnell37.12372nd
Katy Taylor37.30374th
Daniel Lee

Victoria Park 10km - Sunday 20th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Scott McMillan36.359th
Karan Gadhia40.2724th
Mark Moir41.1528th
Shahib Miah Ali42.0835th

Dartford Midnight Half Marathon - Saturday 19th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Diana Rexhepaj2.20.5537th, 2nd FSV

Dartford Midnight Marathon - Saturday 19th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Michael Bamford4.15.3737th

Camino Ultra 50km, Lea Valley - Saturday 19th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Jose Rodriguez3.40.3912th
Calvin Bobin4.49.5565th

5000m Fest, Track, Lee Valley - Wednesday 16th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown17.31.55th, Sen Men 5000
Robert Spread18.54.6 pb7th, Men Vets 5000

Chase The Sun 5km, Clapham Common - Wednesday 16th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Ross Lucas23.5338th , 1st V50

Woodford Green Open 800m - Tuesday 15th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Fabrizio Stefanoni2.16.5210th

Saxon Shore Half Marathon - Sunday 13th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Debbie Shearing2.13.05284th
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

NameTimePosition
John OBrien30.1036th

Conquer Crystal Palace Half Marathon - Saturday 12th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Alice Barrett2.37.5896th

Essex XC Trail Series, Belhus Woods Country Park - Saturday 12th June 2021

NameTimePosition
James Nichols43.4031st

Norfolk Arms fell race, Peak District - Friday 11th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown42.225th
Also Euan Brown 1st 41.25 & Alex Day 6th 42.48. 50 finishers.

Chase The Sun 10km, QEOP - Wednesday 9th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Paul Quinton37.377th, 1st V40
Jamie Xavier44.4159th
Clive Stephenson48.4591st, 1st V60
Richard Guest49.37102nd,

Stour Valley Trail Half Marathon - Sunday 6th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Kathy Morrissey2.53.3940th
96 finishers.

Conquer24, Exeter - Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera4 x 5m
Jacob Stevens6 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,
Craig then
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 … With more ELRs this time, maybe ?
#ELVISfamily
#ELRlovesTrail

Run Through Hertfordshire Half Marathon, Knebworth - Sunday 6th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Selina Vernal1.50.35328th
Andrew Baxter1.54.45417th
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

NameTimePosition
James Creed2.02.2888th
163 finishers

Run To The Sea Brighton 50km - Saturday 5th June 2021

NameTimePosition
Nathaniel Dye4.37.4814th
276 finishers.

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

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown29.287th - 7th scorer
Fabrizio Stefanoni29.318th,- 8th 1st MV40 - scorer
Paul Woodmansey29.379th - 9th scorer
Robert Spread30.0112th - 12th scorer
Scott McMillan30.0313th - 13th scorer
John Henry30.2517th - 17th scorer
Alex Pickering31.1720th - 20th
Billy Rayner31.2222nd - 22nd
Daniel ODonoghue31.2623rd - 23rd
Joseph Gunn 31.3124th - 24th
Karan Gadhia32.0529th - 29th
Mark Wyatt32.2332nd - 32nd
Sandeep Mashiana32.4536th - 36th
James Nichols33.2643rd - 43rd
Mark Moir33.2944th - 44th
Daniel Lee33.5450th - 49th
Calvin Bobin34.3856th - 54th
Shahib Miah Ali35.0063rd - 60th
Jacob Stevens35.5173rd - 69th
Becky Evans36.0375th,- 5th 1st FV50 scorer
Louis Le Roux36.1677th - 72nd
Jimmy Dale36.1978th - 73rd
Kasia Stachowiak37.1187th - 7th scorer
Clive Stephenson37.1388th - 81st
Chloe Millan37.2391st - 8th scorer
Vinesh Kumar37.4497th - 88th
Ava Lee38.02103rd,- 12th 1st FV40 scorer
Selina Vernal39.17115th - 16th scorer
James Creed39.20117th - 100th
Grant Conway39.27122nd - 105th
Michael Wilson39.31124th - 106th
Emily Clarke39.35126th - 19th scorer
Jason Levy39.35127th - 108th
Richard Guest40.35137th - 112th
Liam Dempsey41.20145th - 116th
Sandra Preston41.41148th - 30th
Cathal Lynch42.29155th - 122nd
Steven Bywater42.59163rd - 128th
Andrew Howard43.04164th - 129th
Catriona Hoult43.26168th - 37th
David Hallybone43.57172nd - 134th
Janet Bywater44.02174th - 39th
Denys Vuika44.04176th - 137th
John Healy44.28180th - 141st
Debbie Shearing45.13187th - 44th
Bernadett Kalmar45.39192nd - 47th
Caroline Moore46.04195th - 49th
Morag Campbell47.41209th - 59th
Kathy Morrissey47.50213th - 63rd
Viktor Szabadi47.53214th - 151st
Helen McGuinness48.56224th - 70th
Isabella Allan50.40232nd - 74th
Alice Barrett50.50233rd - 75th
Frank Brownlie50.59234th - 159th
Veronica Carrasco51.04235th - 76th
Iuliia Vuika51.18236th - 77th
Diana Rexhepaj51.28236th - 78th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera52.41242nd - 84th
Victoria Charlesworth53.29243rd - 85th
Maya Goodwin1.03.52256th - 92nd
Katy Taylor1.03.53257th - 93rd
Team Results
Men 1st 66pts, Ilford AC 2nd 99pts
Ladies 2nd 67pts, Ilford 1st 65pts

Boston Marathon (UK) - Monday 31st May 2021

NameTimePosition
John Henry2.53.11 pb76th
Robert Dixon2.57.59106th

Angles Way Ultra 50km - Sunday 30th May 2021

NameTimePosition
Nick Hoult5.49.5717th
Catriona Hoult6.05.5425th
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

NameTimePosition
Ross Lucas49.27176th

London To Brighton 100km - Saturday 29th May 2021

NameTimePosition
Paula Bedford12.52.5827th, 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

NameTimePosition
Ford Cadiogan4.56.53270th of 299.

Run Through Velopark Series Half Marathon - Saturday 29th May 2021

NameTimePosition
Katherine Harris2.11.512nd V40

Be Fit Today Track Academy, Jim Peters Stadium, Dagenham (800m) - Saturday 29th May 2021

NameTimePosition
Fabrizio Stefanoni2.14.739th

Big East Triathlon, - Sunday 23rd May 2021

NameTimePosition
Caroline Frith1.03.3828th
Michael Bamford1.15.3860th
Sarah Burns1.22.45
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera1.26.1070th
Maya Goodwin25.58 swim only
Anna Dingle
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.’
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

NameTimePosition
Ross Lucas22.3423rd, 1st V50

Woodford Green Invite Meeting, Ashton Playing Fields - Saturday 22nd May 2021

NameTimePosition
Fabrizio Stefanoni1500m

Hurdles & Middle Distance events, Bromley - Saturday 22nd May 2021

NameTimePosition
Patrick Brown16.42.338th , 5000m

Lake Dorney Half Marathon - Saturday 22nd May 2021

NameTimePosition
Paul Quinton1.13.59 pb3rd, 1st V40
Ford Cadiogan2.01.20 pb273rd
340 finishers

Run Through Olympic Park 10km - Saturday 22nd May 2021

NameTimePosition
Jamie Xavier44.1560th male
Katherine Harris48.0310th lady, 2nd FV40
Debbie Shearing54.1338th lady
Arthur Diaz58.43173rd man

Shires and Spires Ultra 35m (55.5k) - Sunday 16th May 2021

NameTimePosition
Ford Cadiogan9.13.43214th / 223.

Colchester Stampede Volunteers - Sunday 16th May 2021

NameTimePosition
Michael Bamford
Caroline Frith
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 I’ve
heard rumours of hills.

Run Through Colchester Stampede 10km - Sunday 16th May 2021

NameTimePosition
Andy Bolderstone50.33307th
Gail Edwards51.27 pb347th
Amy Martin53.47 pb448th
Alice Barrett1.04.19945th
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.
Ford

Kew Air 10km, Kew Gardens - Saturday 15th May 2021

NameTimePosition
Robert Spread35.57 pb12th
Suzanne Bench50.14367th, 4th (age group)
Andrea Waller52.26470th
Robert Spread
Great race, very bendy! Pretty busy at the start but cleared out and was lovely scenery.

Andrea Waller
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

NameTimePosition
John Henry17.5631st, halfway 8.40
Karan Gadhia19.03 pb72nd, halfway 9.23
Joanna Neville24.12 pb419th, 12.03.
1089 finishers, B Race ( 785 A Race)
Karan Gadhia
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

NameTimePosition
Ross Lucas22.27

Chase The Moon 10km, QEOP - Wednesday 12th May 2021

NameTimePosition
Paul Quinton36.3314th
Clive Stephenson46.42112th
Morag Campbell1.01.19 pb271st

Ultra X 125 Scotland : Day Two (50km) - Sunday 9th May 2021

NameTimePosition
Jose Rodriguez5.10.112nd, 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

NameTimePosition
Jose Rodriguez7.54.271st
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

NameTimePosition
Tom Howourth36.286th
Ross Lucas50.1747th

Essex XC 10km series: Event 1 - Hylands Park - Saturday 8th May 2021

NameTimePosition
James Nichols44.1039th

Essex Cycle Sportive (42 miles), Redbridge Cycle Circuit - Sunday 2nd May 2021

NameTimePosition
Anna Dingle3.40.11
Caroline Frith3.44.01
Susannah McLaren3.49.36 Bronze
Maya Goodwin4.00.39
Katherine Harris4.18.50
Stuart Barton4.18.50
Marc Akers4.42.13
Alice Barrett4.42.14
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

NameTimePosition
Regis Martin6.55.4871st 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

NameTimePosition
Mark Boulton35.166th
Patrick Brown36.5416th
Ross Lucas49.35132nd
270 finishers.

Sherry Media Maraton , Jerez (20.9kms) - Sunday 25th April 2021

NameTimePosition
Antonio Martin Romero1.20.451st
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

NameTimePosition
Fabrizio Stefanoni2.16.012nd place, heat 2 800m

Run Through Goodwood Motor Circuit Marathon - Sunday 25th April 2021

NameTimePosition
Robert Spread2.46.41 pb16th, 5th V40
Paul Woodmansey2.47.37 pb17th, 6th V40
215 finishers.
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
right now.

End Of The Year 10m, Staplehurst - Sunday 25th April 2021

NameTimePosition
Alice Barrett1.54.16190th
200 finishers.
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

NameTimePosition
Jamie Xavier45.1245th
Ross Lucas52.5181st

Essex Marathon, Debden Airfield - Sunday 18th April 2021

NameTimePosition
Calvin Bobin3.42.5092nd
Michael Wilson4.23.03117th
Kirk Johnson5.02.34 pb124th
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

NameTimePosition
John Henry1.17.21 pb22nd
Previous best was 1.20.17.

Loseley Park 10km - Sunday 18th April 2021

NameTimePosition
Andrew Baxter46.5920th
Andrew Baxter
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

NameTimePosition
Paul Woodmansey1.18.45 pb 13th / 279
Paul Woodmansey
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

NameTimePosition
James Nichols13.12A1
Mark Moir13.05A2
Mark Wyatt12.26A3
Fabrizio Stefanoni11.53A4
Karan Gadhia13.17B1
Clive Stephenson14.42B2
Jonathan Wooldridge15.27B3
Jacob Stevens13.49B4
Becky Evans14.12C1
Kasia Stachowiak14.48C2
Catriona Hoult17.03C3
Caroline Frith14.04C4
Sandra Preston16.24D1
Anne-Marie Kennedy17.35D2
Susannah McLaren17.52D3
Katrina Betteridge16.08D4
Alice Barrett20.43E1
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera20.18E2
Lauren Stevenson18.55E3
Kathy Morrissey19.09E4
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

NameTimePosition
John Henry33.33 pb14th, 2nd V40

Chase The Sun 5km, Olympic Park - Wednesday 14th April 2021

NameTimePosition
Ross Lucas22.10 pb73rd, 2nd V50

PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon - Sunday 11th April 2021

NameTimePosition
Clive Stephenson4.35.35 debut87th

The 98th Orion Mercury 10 - Saturday 10th April 2021

NameTimePosition
Thomas Grimes1.03.502nd
Patrick Brown1.06.076th
John Henry1.07.057th
Catriona Hoult1.41.2565th

Chingford League - Event 3 - Hog Hill 5k (Redbridge Cycle Circuit) - Monday 5th April 2021

NameTimePosition
Fabrizio Stefanoni17.437th - 31st
Patrick Brown17.459th - 34th
Scott McMillan17.5510th - 37th
Robert Spread17.58 pb12th - 38th
Billy Rayner19.0022nd - 62nd
Alexander Ward19.3927th - 81st
Thomas Burrard-Lucas19.4529th - 84th
Mark Wyatt19.5031st - 88th
Louis Le Roux20.0633rd - 95th
Mark Moir20.1835th - 97th
Andrew Baxter20.4339th - 102nd
Shahib Miah Ali20.4840th - 104th
Manjit Bedi20.4941st - 105th
James Nichols20.5742nd 108th
Karan Gadhia21.1045th - 113th
Jacob Stevens21.3648th - 125th
Calvin Bobin21.5153rd - 133rd
Neil Gage22.1654th - 143rd
Chloe Millan22.2355th - 20th
Clive Stephenson22.4960th - 143rd
Stuart Norris22.5262nd - 157th
Emily Clarke22.5263rd - 32nd
Michael Wilson22.5264th - 158th
Becky Evans22.5466th - 34th
Jonathan Shaw23.0168th - 160th
Grant Conway23.2870th - 169th
Kasia Stachowiak23.5272nd - 45th
Selina Vernal23.5373rd - 146th
Andy Bolderstone24.1274th - 178th
Daniel Peters24.1775th - 180th
Catherine Perry24.51 (elr debut)77th - 58th
Catriona Hoult24.5478th - 60th
Samir Younsi25.1380th - 187th
Katrina Betteridge25.32 pb (elr debut)83rd - 72nd
Richard Cravitz 25.32 pb84th - 191st
Kathryn Hertzberg25.3586th - 75th
Sandra Preston25.3587th - 76th
Ford Cadiogan26.4694th - 202nd
Anne-Marie Kennedy26.5496th - 89th
Denys Vuika27.0397th - 97th
Alex Jameson27.2598th - 98th
Martin Quinlan27.3699th - 204th
Nathaniel Dye27.42100th - 210th
Susannah McLaren27.44101st - 94th
Lucy Barron27.57102nd - 97th
Isabella Allan28.01104th - 99th
Regis Martin28.41105th - 216th
Anna Dingle28.49106th - 106th
Kathy Morrissey29.12107th - 113th
Catherine Brett29.20108th - 113th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera30.52115th - 126th
Lauren Stevenson31.07116th - 127th
Diana Rexhepaj31.23117th - 128th
Sallyann Eyles32.47118th - 130th
Imran Mustak33.40120th - 229th
Samia Choudhury36.39121st - 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

NameTimePosition
Tom Howourth2.43.40 pb45th

Kempton Racecourse Half Marathon - Saturday 3rd April 2021

NameTimePosition
Paul Quinton1.15.377th, 2nd V40

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km - Saturday 3rd April 2021

NameTimePosition
Mark Boulton36.0719th
Jamie Xavier43.2988th
Grace Turner51.13 pb171st
Stuart Barton53.05186th
Isabella Allan58.51 pb235th
Alice Barrett1.08.02265th
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 I’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

NameTimePosition
Caroline Frith43.281st
Chloe Millan48.062nd
Catriona Hoult49.013rd
Sandra Preston50.574th
Catherine Perry52.155th
Susannah McLaren57.186th
Anna Dingle60.137th
Sallyann Eyles64.188th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera67.369th
Karen Atkinson70.0710th
Fiona Day72.1111th
Robert Spread34.301st
Fabrizio Stefanoni35.102nd
John Henry35.123rd
Patrick Brown35.134th
Robert Dixon35.155th
Billy Rayner37.306th
Alexander Ward39.457th
Gareth Davies42.578th
Jacob Stevens44.559th
Calvin Bobin45.3310th
David Hallybone52.3911th
Peter Hatley53.4312th
Shahib Miah Ali54.0613th
Mark Moir54.0614th
Jonathan Wooldridge54.1415th
James Nichols54.4516th
Richard Cravitz 55.4117th
Michael Wilson56.1718th
Kirk Johnson59.2519th
Frank Brownlie66.2520th
John Atkinson69.4321st

ELR Virtual XC Race 4 - Claybury Park 5mi - Unofficial - February 2021

NameTimePosition
Caroline Frith40.521st
Chloe Millan45.092nd
Catherine Perry48.023rd
Sandra Preston48.534th
Catriona Hoult50.065th
Susannah McLaren53.356th
Fiona Day66.327th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera67.318th
Karen Atkinson68.579th
Robert Spread33.131st
Fabrizio Stefanoni33.202nd
Joseph Gunn 33.483rd
Patrick Brown34.024th
Tom Howourth34.225th
Robert Dixon34.556th
Billy Rayner35.117th
John Henry35.358th
Alexander Ward37.549th
Gareth Davies39.2610th
Calvin Bobin40.3611th
James Nichols40.5712th
Mark Moir43.0213th
Jacob Stevens44.1614th
Shahib Miah Ali46.5515th
Vinesh Kumar46.5616th
Michael Wilson47.5517th
Grant Conway47.5718th
David Hallybone48.5419th
Richard Cravitz 55.3020th
Jonathan Wooldridge57.1921st
Peter Hatley57.2022nd
Frank Brownlie58.0823rd
John White58.3024th
Nathaniel Dye59.4325th
Kirk Johnson59.5126th
John Atkinson68.5727th

ELR Virtual XC Race 3 - Oak Hill 4.7mi - Unofficial - January 2021

NameTimePosition
Caroline Frith38.191st
Catherine Perry42.012nd
Sandra Preston49.213rd
Catriona Hoult49.264th
Susannah McLaren52.095th
Anna Dingle53.536th
Fiona Day57.477th
Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera58.008th
Karen Atkinson60.199th
Robert Spread31.401st
Joseph Gunn 32.062nd
Tom Howourth33.203rd
Patrick Brown33.224th
Robert Dixon33.285th
John Henry33.296th
Billy Rayner33.387th
Fabrizio Stefanoni33.468th
Gareth Davies38.029th
Jacob Stevens40.3510th
Calvin Bobin40.4411th
James Nichols40.5012th
Shahib Miah Ali42.1713th
Grant Conway43.0114th
Peter Hatley43.1915th
Michael Wilson44.3216th
Jonathan Wooldridge44.5117th
Alexander Ward45.2718th
David Hallybone45.3119th
Mark Moir49.1020th
Richard Cravitz 53.1421st
Frank Brownlie56.4522nd
Kirk Johnson56.5423rd
John Atkinson61.5324th

Results for 2021 -