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Ruby Anniversary Party - Tickets on Sale now!

The big news is that Saturday 10th September will see us turn 40, a remarkable milestone...

I've looked it up and it's official, we'll be celebrating our RUBY Anniversary... and boy have we got one heck of a celebration lined up for you! Need a taste of what to expect? Think Moulin Rouge coupled with Cabaret for a 5-hour extravaganza that will scoop you up, pull you in, spin you around and leave you crying MORE! Add a fully stocked mobile bar for refreshments, Pizza's spun, cooked and served from a horse box and THE most foot stomping, hip swivelling, energetic hour of your life as we're entertained by The Fabulous Lounge Swingers... I'm exhausted just typing it!

If you haven't already, save the date right away, Saturday 10th September 2022 add it to your diaries then follow the steps below. Tickets are £30 each and ARE ON SALE NOW !!!!!

Transfers are best to the new ELR account (see the newsletter for details or ask Sonia/Calvin or email info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk), reference RUBY and then add your surname for identification EG RubyCheadle

There are 100 tickets available, which will be high demand, so do it NOW to avoid disappointment. Then sit back and start getting giddy as we're going to paint South Woodford Red, Rouge and Ruby.

Saturday 10th September, 6pm - 11pm

St Marys Parish Memorial Hall
207 High Rd
South Woodford
E18 2PA

ELR Review of 2020

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ANNUAL AWARDS; BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT! - Thursday 17th December 2020

Social News December 2020


Preparations are underway for our Annual Awards Night, however, things will look a little different this year. As opposed to getting up to our usual antics whilst covered in glitter, we will kick off the evening in our own private ZoomRoom.

Please join me via the link below where I will be hosting a Social Address & Alternative Award Ceremony:


Meeting ID: 705 764 3307
Passcode: elr

Thursday 17th December
7:30pm for a 7:45 pm start
Dresscode: Come as you are; but I will be adding Sparkles!

It has been a testing year all round but at the heart of it, as a Club we have pulled together and I would like to share this with you! I anticipate around 30-40 minutes of your time before we wrap up the formalities and head over to the House Party’ App for a post Awards natter and nibble. House Party is App designed with group gatherings in mind and more suitable for social chatting. t can be downloaded from the App Store, iTunes and all good providers.

Check the website for further updates here and keep an eye out for our monthly News Letter and nudge reminders posted on our Facebook page.

Social News

* all events are cancelled until further notice

REMEMBER, CCSR is BAGGAGE FREE!!! Lockers are available for a returnable £1 and can be found on the first floor landing and in both the Male and Female upstairs changing rooms pub goers please note, the Leisure Centre closes at 10:30pm for retrieval of your belongings and for those who might get a little carried away, reopens at 6am.

Safe running in winter requires plenty of illumination, please make sure you can be seen, Hi-Viz, Reflector wear, flashing lights the more the merrier and remember to don your Colours.

Looking forward
Dates for your planners:

none yet :-(

Thursday 19th December 2019 - Annual Awards 2019

ELR Running Awards 2019 - Nominations below - Winners announced at the ANNUAL AWARDS FESTIVE DINNER - Red Lion, Leytonstone - Thursday 19th December 2019 -

The Roger Dixon Shield - Club Person of the Year 2019 - Frank Brownlie

New Award - The Dave Knight Trophy - Newcomer of the Year 2019 - Warren Ibrahim.

The Nominees for our Running Awards are listed alphabetically by surname below with the Winners highlighted.

Female Marathon Runner of the Year 2019
Paula Bedford
Roselin Boramakot - Winner
Samia Choudhury
Fiona Day
Maud Hodson
Alexandra Rutishauser- Perera

Male Marathon Runner of the Year 2019
Ciaran Canavan
Arthur Diaz
Antonio Martin-Romero
James Nichols
Jose Rodriguez - Winner
Jonathan Wooldridge

Female Most Improved Runner of the Year 2019
Alice Barratt - Winner
Becky Evans
Maya Goodwin
Catriona Hoult
Helen McGuinness
Kasia Stachowiak

Male Most Improved Runner of the Year 2019
Peter Craik
Arthur Diaz
Karan Gadhia - Winner
John Henry
Scott McMillan
Mark Moir

Female Runner of the Year 2019
Becky Evans - Winner
Caroline Frith
Maud Hodson
Catriona Hoult
Karen Levison
Alexandra Rutishauser- Perera
Kasia Stachowiak

Male Runner of the Year 2019
Euan Brown
Arthur Diaz
Nathaniel Dye
Scott McMillan - Winner
Jose Rodriguez
Rak Sandhu
Jacob Stevens

Friday 11th October 2019 - ELVIS Awards Presentation Evening - 7.30pm - The Golden Lion, Romford RM1 1HR

Members of our victorious Ladies Team

With the 2019 series coming to an end on the 29th of September, Harold Wood organised the awards night in Romford on the 11st of October where we had a great ELR turnout.

Our female team received their first place shield with 6 victories out of 8 races while our male team finished with a very close second place determined on the last race (3 victories and 3 second places).

Additionally, individual awards were given for runners who had completed 6 or more races. Liviu Ionita finished 3rd individual Male and Karen Levison finished as 2nd individual Female. Meanwhile Becky Evans took 1st V50 Female over the series.

We wanted to express a huge thank you to everyone who made the series a success this year whether you scored, participated or volunteered. We hope to smash the participation levels in 2020 and will inform you as soon as we receive the dates of the races so that you can book your holidays accordingly (no pressure..!)CAPTAINS CAROLINE MOORE OR JIMMY DALE IF YOU ARE ATTENDING.

Becky Evans receiving her prize from Mr ELVIS, Martin Clarke

Karen Levison receiving her prize!

Thursday 13th December 2018 - Annual Awards Presentation Evening - Award Winners

East London Annual Awards and Christmas Party

Congratulations to all the WINNERS.

Club Person of the Year 2018 and Winner of the Roger Dixon Shield

Joanna Wood

Female Runner of the Year 2018

Caroline Frith

Male Runner of the Year 2018

Stuart Barton

Most Improved Female Runner of the Year 2018

Rachel Le Roux

Most Improved Male Runner of the Year 2018

Jimmy Dale

Female Marathon Runner of the Year 2018

Zoila Gilham-Fernandez

Male Marathon Runner of the Year 2018

Antonio Martin Romero

Saturday 30th September 2017 - 35th Annversary Party

Many ELR Members, some who had joined the Club in the 1980's and 1990's gathered together with current day members, partners, friends and guests from Leyton Sports Massage(Katherine), LFB (Narinder) and Colworth Striders (Trevor) to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the founding of East London Runners in May 1982.

The Venue was the Wanstead Sports Club in Blake Hall Road and Social secretary Sonia together with her Party Planning team of Ciaran, Jenny, Ellie and Lance with on the day help from Don and Jonathan set about the transformation of the grounds and Hall.
Inside the hall the giant 1982 letters featured and together with the red and white balloons the glittering backdrop and subdued lighting all was set for a great night.

Outside the ELR Gazebo and two windflags were added to great effect.

Guests enjoyed Paella which was cooked on site in a pop up restaurant just outside the front door by Spanish Labs and later in the evening with ice creams.

Chair Frank Brownlie said a few words of greeting to all who attended and remarked that it was due to the loyalty and dedication of many members during the past 35 years that we were today thriving successfully.

Frank also spoke in fond memory of Roger Dixon, Life Member and Treasurer of ELR who had many, many friends within the Club over the past 30 years but who had tragically passed away while on holiday on 13th September 2017.

Following Awards for those members who had completed races in the past year in a time of 35 minutes approx and a very successful raffle the music was turned up and the party really started and with the Bar open until 12.30am a good time was had by all!

Annual Awards 2018

East London Annual Awards and Christmas Party

Congratulations to all the WINNERS.

Female Runner of the Year 2018
Caroline Frith

Male Runner of the Year 2018
Stuart Barton

Most Improved Female Runner of the Year 2018
Rachel Le Roux

Most Improved Male Runner of the Year 2018
Jimmy Dale

Female Marathon Runner of the Year 2018
Zoila Gilham-Fernandez

Male Marathon Runner of the Year 2018
Antonio Martin Romero

Thursday 14th December 2017 - Christmas Party and Annual Awards 2017

Jonathan, Sally, Sonia (with the Roger Dixon Shield) and Frank
Around 100 ELR Members and partners attended the Annual Christmas Party expertly organised by Social Secretary Sonia Cheadle and fellow Committee Member Jennifer Ansell with Don Bennett also involved on the ticketing and financial side.

We also welcomed Sally Dixon, daughter of the late Roger Dixon, and her partner Adam to our event as guests of the Club. Sally very kindly presented the new Roger Dixon Shield to Sonia who was voted by the Club Members as the Club Person of the Year for 2017. This was in recognition of Sonia's sterling efforts throughout the year as our Social Secretary, particularly in establishing and organising our monthly social runs as well as the very successful 35th Anniversary Party in September.

The winners of the other Awards, which were presented on the Club's behalf by Jonathan, Grant and Frank were:-

Female Club Runner of the Year - Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera.
Our winner is a woman who has an effervescent character to match her plethora of PBs that she achieved this year. Her enthusiasm for running appears unstoppable, and is equally motivating to others as she is to focusing on her own objectives. Club runner of the month for August, this person knocked 9 minutes off her half marathon PB, ran the beachy head marathon and continues to chip away at her shorter race times regularly achieving a new personal best.

Male Club Runner of the Year - Michael Bamford.
If there was a duathlon award this person would certainly be our winner. Always stepping up to help others, support the club in volunteering and assisting with organizing on club nights. He ran in the Essex way relay (and was so fast he did not get recorded), and loved it so much he's going to organize a team for 2018! This prize is so well deserved, already achieving CROTM in October 2017. He is really not bad.

Most Improved Female Runner of the Year - Emily Clarke.
Your winner started the year with a PB at Roding Valley, was a Colworth debutant in 2017, this person has now taken up running over obstacles too. They completed 2016 with an 5K age grade of 70.34%, and this year achieved, so far 74.29%. She's funny, bubbly, outrageously fun to be around. You have to go back to February to find this CROTM.
Your most improved female runner of the year is Emily Clarke.

Most Improved Male Runner of the Year - Dan Senior
Exceeding his 2016 5K age grade way back in January and matching it again last month, he's been consistently improving throughout – scoring for the club at ELVIS. They completed a marathon debut this year in 3.07, not afraid of giving it everything at triathlon, duathlon and even obstacles. This person is described as articulate, talented, but better known to his friends as a different name – party Dan.
Your most improved male runner is Party Dan, Dan Senior

Female Marathon Runner of the Year - Suzanne Bench.
This person has been a member of the club for 10 years. A friendly face at any event, she always has time to talk. Completed in 3 London marathons in that time. In preparation she took part in Benfleet 15 and Orion 15 races amongst others.
Her marathon times were
2008 3.57,
2010 3.51, but
2017 3.44.57 and went on to a fourth marathon – The Robin Hood Marathon a few months later.
A proud member and great ambassador for the Club, who was celebrated in March 2017 with CROTM.
Your female marathon runner of the year Suzanne Bench.

Male Marathon Runner of the Year - Andy Bolderstone.
Competing in several marathons so far this year, this marathon man has PB'd in 3 out of four of them. A charming, consistent, and determined runner who enjoys his overseas marathons along with the family holidayw- achieving 4.40, 4.38, 4.56, 4.33 in each of them. Very humble and a quiet, unassuming man who every one hears, he was your CROTM in September 2017. And now he is male marathon runner of the year Andy Bolderstone.

Track Stars of 2017 - Kathryn Hertzberg and Marc Akers.

Kathryn, Dan, Emily, Michael, Alexandra,Sonia, Suzanne, Andy and Marc

The Club Runners of the Month for 2017 were also recognised for their achievements throughout the Year and presented with a 2018 ELR Calendar displaying their photos for the relevant months of 2017.

Our Calendar Girls and Boys with Jonathan!

The ELVIS Captains Ava and Paul plus the Committee Members were also praised by Club Chair Frank who had commented in his opening remarks that 2017 had been another very successful year for the Club.

Wednesday 6th September 2017 - John Atkinson's 75 Birthday Celebrations.

Following the Club runs approximately 40 Club Members gathered in John's back garden at his home which is close to our base of Wanstead Leisure Centre.

John hosted a similar event in 2012 on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Once again Club Members were treated to lots of food and drink. It was also an occasion to get together with each other and meet some new faces from the Club.

There was also a very special Birthday cake expertly made by Club Member Jo Wood.

Don, John, Ava and an old friend at the party.