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Frank Brownlie

I was a football fanatic and played from age 4 to 40+ and was either playing or training, adding some tennis and squash playing too. I ran a few half marathons in the 1980's and had in my mind to run in the London Marathon after watching it on the tv during the 1980/90's. I gained a Charity place in Jan 2004 aged 53, joined ELR and have since completed 7 London's and various other races interspersed with various injuries and knee operations!






Currently Chair of East London Runners. Never been Club Runner of the Year or Month! I was however Club Person of the Year for 2010 winning the Curtis Shield!
Race Director of Valentines Park Charity 5k (An ELVIS Race held annually on the last Sunday in September.

ELR history - Joined in Feb 2004, became a Committee Member in March 2009 and Chair in March 2010.

I Joined ELR in February 2004 having obtained a Charity place in that years London Marathon. With limited training and a calf injur I got around in 4 hrs 39 mins. I have now run 7 London's in total(to 2015) and many other races at shorter distances.

Like most runners I have had my fair share of injuries including 2 keyhole surgery ops to repair torn cartilage since joining ELR. Following the April 2011 London Marathon I had a knee operation in June 2011 (Athroscopy, torn meniscus) and did very little running for the rest of 2011 and in the early months of 2012. Ran in the Olympic park 5m race on 31st March 2012 following some training in Feb/Mar 2012 then took 3 months off to try and stabilise my knee!

I obtained a place in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon through the Club Ballot and stepped up my training. My aim was to run 4 times a week minimum for the 3 months January to March 2013 with additional cross training. Fingers crossed! No luck as my injuries worsened and I pulled out of the Marathon in March 2013, deferring my place until 2014.

I was finally clear of injury in November 2013 after easing off in September 2013 and virtually no running in October 2013. I therefore trained and ran in and completed the VMLM in April 2014 in a time of 4:16:55 with 3 runs per week plus additional cross training and stretching.

I managed to finish the London Marathon 2014 in 4 hrs 16 mins and since then I continued with my running and (June 2014) I am now injury free!!

London Marthon 2015 training - A further calf injury restricted my running in Nov 2014 following a rest and holiday period in October. Having gained a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 I restarted my training during the last week of Nov 2014. Training went well and on a very cool morning I completed the London in a pb of 4:00:55 in 14,251st place. Despite not breaking my target time of 4 hours I was very pleased with my run and my time.

More injury followed in mid September 2015, right knee this time. Five weeks "rest" with one steroid injection and with no running appeared to do the trick and running recommenced!

November 2015 - My name was first (of 29) out of the hat in the Club ballot for a Marathon place in London 2016! So training has commenced again pre Christmas with the Benfleet 15 targetted on 17th January 2016.

London Marathon 2016 - My training was going well, having completed Benfleet and the Essex 20 but about 6 weeks prior to London I started getting a discomfort just behind my left ankle bone which I aggravated the weekend before London. I nursed the leg for one week but the pain returned as soon as the Marathon started and gradually got worse. Although I managed to keep to my planned pace passing through halfway in 2:1:55 just after this point the pain became very severe and was spreading around my ankle and leg but mainly my achilles. I decided it would be impossible to finish without seriously damaging myself so pulled out along The Highway after about 13.6 miles and made my painfull way by walking back to Tower Hill and the Tube to Westminster to retrieve my belongings on The Mall. I must say that the LM people looked after me and the many others who were injured very well.





My London Marathon Finish Times.
2004 - 4:39
2005 - 4:24:08 - 8,672
2007 - 4:12:45 -
2009 - 4:04:51pb - 9,441st
2011 - 4:10:36 - 11,538th
2014 - 4:16:55 - 15,700th
2015 - 4:00:55 - New pb! 14,251






Race History


DistanceTimePositionEventDate
5K38.29229th - 44.82% Valentinesparkrun - all venues25 May 2019
5K43.27222nd - 39.70% Valentinesparkrun - all venues18 May 2019
5K40.50267th - 42.24% Valentinesparkrun - all venues4 May 2019
5K52.48293rd - 32.35% Valentinesparkrun - all venues20 Apr 2019
5K58.24 (50th parkrun)247th - 29.25% Valentinesparkrun - all venues13 Apr 2019
5K29.26 (49th parkrun)147th - 58.04% Valentinesparkrun - all venues 23 Feb 2019
5K31.05185th - 54.96% Valentinesparkrun - all venues9 Feb 2019
5K30.48223rd - 53.47%parkrun - Valentines (New Years Day)1 Jan 2019
5K30.50139th - 55.41% Valentinesparkrun - all venues 22 Dec 2018
5K29.43112th - 57.49% Valentinesparkrun - all venues8 Dec 2018
5K26.1785th - 65.00% Valentinesparkrun - all venues.25 Aug 2018
5K26.3171st - 64.42% Valentinesparkrun - all venues.4 Aug 2018
5K26.57* debut141st - 63.39% Penrithparkrun - all venues.14 Jul 2018
5K27.2976th - 62.16% Valentinesparkrun - all venues.7 Jul 2018
5K27.06257th - 172ndElvis 3 - East End Road Runners Midsummer 5km, QEOP21 Jun 2018
5K26.1967th - 64.91% Valentinesparkrun - all venues.16 Jun 2018
5K26.3667th - 64.22% Valentinesparkrun - all venues.9 Jun 2018
5K28.1991st - 60.33% Valentinesparkrun - all venues.2 Jun 2018
5K27.2342nd - 62.39% Clermont Waterfrontparkrun - all venues.26 May 2018
5K26.42 debut35th - 63.89% Clermont Waterfrontparkrun - all venues.19 May 2018
5K28.32* debut37th - 59.87% Roosevelt Island DCparkrun - all venues.12 May 2018
5K27.22129th - 61.88%New Years Day parkrun - Wanstead Flats1 Jan 2018
5K26.31*141st - 63.86%New Years Day parkrun - Valentines Park1 Jan 2018
5K24.2255th 69.49% Wanstead 62.76%5km Age Grade Chart for 2017.31 Dec 2017
5K25.0053rd - 67.73% Valentinesparkrun - all venues.23 Dec 2017
5K26.1237thDen Dasher 5km, Turriff, Aberdeenshire3 Dec 2017
5K27.27debut128th - 61.69% Constantia Greenbeltparkrun - all venues.11 Nov 2017
5K26.0165th - 65.09% - Valentinesparkrun - all venues - Saturday 21st October 201721 Oct 2017
5K26.1866th - 64.39% - Valentinesparkrun - all venues.23 Sep 2017
5K26.10185th - 137thElvis 6 - Barking Road Runners 5km, Barking Park28 Aug 2017
5K25.2653rd - 66.58% Valentinesparkrun - all venues22 Jul 2017
5K26.27219th - 164thElvis 3 : East End Road Runners Olympic Park 5km21 Jun 2017
5K24.2279th - 69.49% Wansteadparkrun - all venues.20 May 2017
5K24.3151st - 69.07% Valentinesparkrun - all venues.29 Apr 2017
5K25.1861st - 66.27% Valentinesparkrun - all venues15 Apr 2017
5K27.03117th - 61.98% Wansteadparkrun - all venues.1 Apr 2017
5K25.1081st - 66.62% Valentinesparkrun - all venues11 Mar 2017
5K25.3471st - 65.58% Valentinesparkrun - all venues18 Feb 2017
5K26.4362.76% Valentines5km Age Grade Chart for 2016 31 Dec 2016
5K26:5278th - 62.41% - Valentinesparkrun - all venues24 Sep 2016
5K26.4368th - 62.76% - Valentinesparkrun - all venues20 Aug 2016
5K27.0276th - 62.02% - Valentinesparkrun (all venues)23 Jul 2016
5K26.2354th - 62.98% Wansteadparkrun - all venues.28 Nov 2015
5K23.40135th - 113thELVIS 6: Barking Road Runners 5km, Barking Park31 Aug 2015
5K24.0038th - 69.24% Valentineparkrun - all venues22 Aug 2015
5K23.5647th - 69.43% Wansteadparkrun - all venues8 Aug 2015
5K23.4030th - 70.21% Barkingparkrun - all venues25 Jul 2015
5K24.1050th - 68.76% Wansteadparkrun - all venues11 Jul 2015
5K24.3458th - 67.03% Wansteadparkrun - all venues18 Apr 2015
5K23.5640th - 68.80% Valentineparkrun - all venues.14 Mar 2015
5K25.2249th - 64.91% Valentineparkrun - all venues28 Feb 2015
5K26.2137th - 62.49% Wansteadparkrun - all venues21 Feb 2015
5K23.2337th 70.42% Wansteadparkrun - all venues13 Sep 2014
5K23:4026th Valentinesparkruns6 Sep 2014
5K23.20129thELVIS 3 : Eton Manor 5km, Jubilee Park17 Jun 2014
5K22.48 pb17th - 72.22% parkrun # 174 - Valentine Park 5km14 Jun 2014
5K23.13 ( course pb), etc32nd - 70.93%parkrun # 160 - Wanstead Flats 5km31 May 2014
5K23:54 pb119thELVIS 6 - Barking Park 5km26 Aug 2013
5K25.4828th - 62.73%parkrun # 91 - Wanstead Flats 5km9 Feb 2013
5K23.58 (course debut)20th - 67.52%parkrun # 103 - Valentines Park 5km26 Jan 2013
5K24.34*109th - 87thElvis 6 - Barking Park 5km27 Aug 2012
5K26.0133rd - 61.63%parkrun # 43 - Wanstead Flats 5km10 Mar 2012
5K24.54 25th - 64.39 %parkrun # 23 - Wanstead Flats22 Oct 2011
5K24.50 - 1st timer24th - 64.56%parkrun # 17 - Wanstead Flats10 Sep 2011
5M45.48216thColworth Marathon Challenge - Day 1 - Friday 5 Mile22 Jun 2018
5M48.14202nd - 141stElvis 1 - Dagenham 88 Cow Bell 5 Miler, Eastbrooke End Country Park30 May 2018
5M44.05190th - 141stElvis 5 - Orion's Forest Five Series - Event 35 Aug 2017
5M45.06180th - 132ndElvis 4 - The Newman Hilly 512 Jul 2017
5M56.21139thOrion Forest Five Series - Race 2.1 Jul 2017
5M41.19162nd-124thElvis 2 _ Havering Midweek 5m, Raphael Park6 Jun 2017
5M41.0986thOrion Forest Five Series - Race 3 of 3.1 Aug 2015
5M40.56156th - 131stELVIS 2 - Orion Forest Five Series - Event 1 of 3.6 Jun 2015
5M39.40114th - 96thELVIS 1 - Havering 90 Joggers 5 mile12 May 2015
5M40.21125thELVIS 5 - Orion's Forest Five Series - Event 32 Aug 2014
5M41.00113thELVIS 4 : Newman Hilly 5m 16 Jul 2014
5M40.0860thOrion Forest Five Series - Event 2 of 35 Jul 2014
5M38:18111th - 93rdELVIS 2 : Havering 90 Joggers Midweek 5: Raphael Park Romford10 Jun 2014
5M43.052408thNational Lottery Olympic Park Run31 Mar 2012
5M40.0394thOrion Forest Five- ELVIS 37 Aug 2010
5M40.55106Newman Hilly 5 - Hainault Country Park - ELVIS 221 Jul 2010
5M40.5583Orion Forest 5 Race 23 Jul 2010
5M40.2857Orion Saturday Forest Five Summer Series - 1st race of 35 Jun 2010
5M41.2566Copped Hall Epping 5 mile27 Sep 2009
5M38:2474Havering 514 Jul 2009
5M38.4882Newman Hilly 58 Jul 2009
5M38.4755Orion Forest 5, Race 24 Jul 2009
5M36.56 PB106Springfield Striders Friday 5 Mile Race12 Jun 2009
5M38.33 PB66Orion Forest Five Series - Race 16 Jun 2009
5M40.08 Havering 90 Midweek 5 mile15 Jul 2008
5M41.48122Newman Hilly Off Road 51 Jul 2008
5M40.3879Newman Hilly Off Road 5 - Hainault 18 Jul 2007
10K56.03263rdLumphanan Detox 10km2 Jan 2016
10K48.07 pb467thHatfield Broad Oak 10k Road Race31 May 2010
HM2.20.43132ndColworth Marathon Challenge - Day 3 - Half Marathon24 Jun 2018
HM1.56.32357thRoding Valley Half Marathon28 Feb 2016
HM1.52.34292ndRoding Valley Half Marathon8 Mar 2015
HM1:48:56216th 3rd MV60Roding Valley Half Marathon9 Mar 2014
HM1:50:20639thBedford Half Marathon8 Dec 2013
HM1:54:19371st - 64.6%Roding Valley Half Marathon3 Mar 2013
HM1:46:47338th - 67.9%Roding Valley Half Marathon27 Feb 2011
HM1.43.32202Roding Valley Half Marathon1 Mar 2009
HM1.48.24263Roding Valley Half Marathon 25 Feb 2007
15M2.33.06419thBenfleet 15m17 Jan 2016
15M2.25.25212thOrion 15m28 Mar 2015
15M2.25.51318thBenfleet 1519 Jan 2014
15M2:16:22292ndBenfleet 1523 Jan 2011
15M2.12.43198Benfleet 1525 Jan 2009
15M2.15.54263Benfleet 1528 Jan 2007
20M3.05.11295thEssex 206 Mar 2016
20M2:59.12 debut263rdEssex 20, Langham15 Mar 2015
20M2.55.11179thHyde Park 20 Miles Marathon Preparation Race23 Mar 2014
Mar4.00.55 pb14251stVirgin Money London Marathon 201526 Apr 2015
Mar4.16.55 6th London Marathon15,700thVirgin Money London Marathon 201413 Apr 2014
Mar4.10.3611,538Virgin London Marathon 201117 Apr 2011
Mar4.04.519441 Flora London Marathon26 Apr 2009
Mar4.12.45 PBFlora London Marathon22 Apr 2007
Mar4.24.088672Flora London Marathon17 Apr 2005
XC1.39.1545thIlford AC 10 mile XC - Race for Kev30 Dec 2017
XC1.37.0098thIlford AC 10 Mile XC - Race For Kev27 Dec 2016
XC42.48298thSunday XC League - Event 3 - Willian, Herts. (5.4miles aprox)6 Dec 2015
XC44.32397th 288thSunday XC League - Event 2 - Trent Park22 Nov 2015
XC52.3391stEssex Vets XC Championships, Chigwell Row29 Nov 2014
XC42.36 V6084thEssex Vets XC Championship, Claybury30 Nov 2013
XC52.57239Sunday Cross Country League - Royston - 5.2 Miles 13 Jan 2013
XC43.45 MV6078thEssex Vets Cross Country Championship - Claybury Park - 5 mile-ish1 Dec 2012
XC43:42231stSunday Cross Country League - Race 1 - Cheshunt23 Oct 2011
XC1:32:3784Ilford AC 10 mile Cross Country2 Jan 2011
XC50:33Essex Vets Cross Country Championships - Chigwell Row4 Dec 2010
XC45.44150Cross Country - Therfield Heath, Royston4 Jan 2009
XC2.12.49 Orion 15, Chingford 24 Mar 2007
VolunteerVirgin Money London Marathon Volunteers28 Apr 2019
Other4.23.5695thColworth Marathon Challenge - Final Placings24 Jun 2018
Other1.17.25115thColworth Marathon Challenge - Day 2 - 8.1m Forest Trail 23 Jun 2018
Other7.35Grant's Track Night - Magic Mile6 Jul 2015
Other6.5368.8%Marathon Talk Magic Mile 201410 Aug 2014
Other32.1051st 1st MV60Orion's John Clarke Memorial Fell Race - 5k'sh20 Jun 2014
Other67% 33 run's(88,97,-17)Jantastic Challenge 201331 Mar 2013
Other39:2043rdDagenham 88 - 5 mile'sh - ELVIS race 5 of 619 Sep 2010
OtherLeg 128thEssex Way Relay5 Sep 2010