Jonathan joined the Committee of East London Runners in March 2015, and has been Vice Chair since 2016. He is also the Assistant Race Director of the Valentines Park Charity 5k that was held in September each year.
Jonathan starting running in his late 30s. He considers himself a novice runner, and is always keen to encourage others to take up the sport regardless of ability. Jonathan has completed 8 marathons since his first in 2015. He enjoys long distance running, and long distance parkrun tourism too.
In January 2016 Jonathan gained the UKA Leader in Running Fitness qualification, and tries to keep our members safe and ensures our runs are compliant with UKA rules.
At the Annual Awards and Christmas Party Night held at the Duke in Wanstead on Thursday 15th December 2016 Jonathan Wooldridge was voted Club Person of the Year 2016.
Voted for by the ELR Members Jonathan was a very popular choice and a clear winner of the award (The Curtis Shield) for 2016.
Jonathan joined East London Runners on 25th July 2012 and very quickly became involved in helping other members and joined our Committee in March 2015. He was appointed Vice Chair in May 2016.
He was instrumental this year in the following events:
- ELVIS. ELR were the host Club and Jonathan together with our Chair Frank organised the preparation meeting and the review meeting attending with the other ELVIS Club reps and organised the very successful ELVIS Awards night at the Duke, Wanstead in October 2016.
- Valentines Park Charity 5k Race - Jonathan was Assistant Race Director and put in a tremendous amount of work in the organisation and preparation before, during and after Race day including the online entry system. He was the impetus behind us using Chip Timing for the first time and raised most of the costs from Sponsorships.
- Essex Way Relay Race - more to follow
- ELR Christmas Party and awards Night . more to follow.
In addition to all that he has done for the Club over the year he has held down a full time job, in January 2016 gained the UKA Leader in Running Fitness qualification, Jonathan ran 1342.5 miles in 2016 including 4 marathons.
more to follow
Jonathan can most often be found on Wednesday club nights, socials and our major events both running and volunteering.
Results in brief:
All time bests:
Mile-5:50 Westminster Mile 2017
5K- 20:17 Southend parkrun 2017
5M-34:57 Havering 90 2016
10K-43:12 Pride 10K 2017
HM-1:35:59 Malta 2016
Mar-3:21:52 London 2016
Current Year (2017):
Mile-5:50 Westminster Mile - PB
5K-20:17 Southend parkrun - PB
5M-35:15 Forest Five - course PB
10K-43:12 Pride 10k - PB
A - Alexandra Palace
B - Barking
C - Canons Park CR
D - Dartford
E - Evesham CR
F - Fontainbleau CR
G - Gunpowder
H - Harrow Lodge
I - Ipswich CR
J - Jersey CR
K - Kesgrave CR
L - Lloyd CR
M - Medina
N - Northala Fields
O - Oak Hill
P - Pymmes CR
Q - Queen Elizabeth
R - Roding Valley
S - Southend CR
T - Tring CR
U - Upton Court CR
V - Valentines
W - Wanstead
Y - Yeovil CR
Z - Zary
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