Christmas Dinner at The George - Thursday 6th December - 7.30 for 8.00pm, totally sold out.
Around 70 Members and guests attended the Annual Christmas Dinner.
Big thanks to Treasurer Don Bennett for organising this event both before and during this evening
Club Chairman Frank Brownlie made the following awards -
Flower display to Pam Bennett for her hard work for ELR especially at VLM time when she organises the food in the Church Hall for all the Marshalls and water Station helpers at the ELR/London Fire Brigade 20 mile point.
Jimmy Hartwell was the Ultra runner of the Year. Having qualified for the ULtra Tour De Mont Blanc, Jimmy completed this race in August.
Marathon performance of the year was won by John Atkinson, aged 70 who completed the Berlin Marathon in 4 hrs 07 mins in a good for age time.
Most improved female Runner of the Year was Katherine Harris for her personal best performances over many distances during the year.
Most improved male Runner of the Year was Dan Spinks for his personal best performances over many distances and the number of races completed.
Female Runner of the Year was Ninette Fernandes both for her pb results, representing the Club at many races including the ELVIS Series, her enthusiasm and her attendance at Club run nights.
Male Runner of the Year was Patrick Brown both for his pb results, representing the Club at many races including the ELVIS Series, Cross Country and Chingford League and his enthusiasm and attendance at Club run nights.
Club Chairman Frank Brownlie presents the award to Patrick Brown.
Lifetime Achievement award to Jim Bird for his Committee work, his attendance at all Wednesday night runs, organising the Club kit, his achievement of completing the London Marathon 26 times. He also represented the Club as a Marshall when attending the Olympic Park Run in March and at the Great London Swim. He was also an Olympic Games Maker at the Paralympic Games.
Special awards to Grant Conway and Mike Wilson for all the work they carry out on behalf of the Club throughout the year.
Christmas meal and a drink £5.00 members / £7.50 guests
Mains plus a drink from a selected list served during main meal.
1 ROAST TURKEY (55)
Sliced turkey breast, served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding,
cranberry & sage stuffing balls, bacon-wrapped Cumberland sausage,
roasted root vegetables, Brussels sprouts in a creamy bacon &
chestnut sauce, braised red cabbage, gravy and cranberry sauce.
2 LENTIL, MUSHROOM,MOZZARELLA & PUMPKIN SEED ROAST V (13)
Served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, cranberry & sage
stuffing balls, roasted root vegetables, cauliflower cheese, braised red
cabbage, a selection of vegetables, gravy and cranberry sauce.
3 SALMON FILLET (4)
With Hollandaise sauce, roast potatoes, roasted root vegetables
and a selection of vegetables.
Starters £2.00 extra.
4 CHICKEN LIVER & AYRSHIRE BACON PÂTÉ (14)
Served with red onion marmalade, toasted malted grain
bloomer bread and a salad garnish.
5 ORGANIC TOMATO & BASIL SOUP V (10)
With malted grain bloomer bread.
6 CARROT & CORIANDER SOUP V (13)
With malted grain bloomer bread.
Desserts £2.00 extra.
CHRISTMAS PUDDING N V
7 Served with hot custard (28)
8 Served with brandy sauce.(5)
9 CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKE V (27)
So that's main & drink £5.00, 2 courses £7.00,3 courses £9.00.
John Atkinson's 70th Birthday run and Garden Party!
Over 60 runners set out on a 5.2 mile run on a warm Summer evening and finished the run at John's home some 300 metres from Wanstead Leisure Centre. John whose birthday was on Monday 20th August 2012 is in full training for the Berlin Marathon on Sunday 30th September 2012 had arranged for a plentiful supply of food and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
Later in the evening he fired up his barbecue and those that wanted enjoyed a burger. We wish john all the best for his birthday and to him gaining a Good for Age time at Berlin and look forward to running with him throughout his 70's.
Book your diaries for 20th August 2022 for John's 80th birthday run and celebrations!
From John Atkinson.
Wednesday the 22nd August will be my first run as a septuagenarian. I have asked Frank to include a special drinks station, in my back garden, at the end of the run, ( 2 minutes from Leisure Centre ) where drinks and nibbles will be available. I know August is a time of holidays but I hope as many of you as possible can come. John
John in action at the recent Hilly 5 race.
Frank Brownlie, Club Chairman said "It would be great if we could have 70 runners on the Club run on Wednesday 22nd August, which is 2 days after John's birthday. Hope you can all make it on the night whether running or not! The Club run will end at John's home. Anyone needing to return to the Leisure Centre can do so as it is only a few minutes downhill from John's." Frank
ELR goes to The Great British Beer Festival - Thursday 9th August 2012.
Our Annual visit to the Great British Beer Festival, this year at Olympia will be on Thursday 9th August. Tickets cost £8.00 are available on the door on the night! Thursday night is Hat night. Don't forget to wear a hat!
ELR Meeting place in Olympia - Centre of the hall where the giant banner indicates Join Camra. Also some of the bars have moved upstairs, plenty of room if you decide to join us on the night.
Entertainment for Thursday evening, continuing the acoustic trend is Mad Dog Mcrea, who blend a unique mix of folk rock, pop and gypsy jazz, with self penned songs to get people dancing. With their album 'The Whirling Dervish' scooping a gong at the South West Music Awards in 2011, the 6-piece outfit are very much on the up and worth a listen.
East London Runners - 30th Anniversary Party - Saturday 12th May 2012
East London Runners is 30 Years old in May 2012!
View Photo collage from Saturday nights party! Click on the white box!
Christmas Dinner at The George, Wanstead on Wednesday 14/12/2011.
SOLD OUT All places for the meal have now been booked. The George had to put a limit of 42 booked places. I will now need the orders as soon as possible. Others are welcome but you will have to order from the standard menu. The booking is for 9pm and you must be up there by 9pm so they can serve promptly. Please pay in advance if you can, so i can enjoy my dinner on the night and not chasing after money. Can you please email the webmaster or Don on facebook to put your food orders in.
East London Runners Christmas Dinner
at The George on Wednesday 14th December at 9pm
£5.00 club members , £6.99 non members*
Christmas Dinner and a drink
1 Roast Turkey with all the trimmings.
2 Portobello Mushroom,Chickpea & pumpkin Seed Roast (V)
3 Salmon Fillet with chips & side salad.
Choose from list of drinks on the night.
Add a starter for £2.00 2 courses £7.00
4 Chicken Liver & Bacon Pate
5 Broccoli & Shropshire Blue Cheese Soup (V)
6 Organic Tomato & Basil Soup (V)
Add a dessert for £2.00 3 courses £9.00
7 Christmas Pudding with hot custard
8 Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce
9 Eli's Original Baked Vanilla Cheesecake (V)
Email your choices to the webmaster or see Don on a clubnight.
* Any partners or supporters who helped at feed station, Elvis event etc qualify for the £5.00 rate for the meal.As a thank you for your support.
Bowling Night at All Star Lanes,Westfield, Stratford on Thursday 10th November.
Very enjoyable night at All Star Lanes, Westfield Stratford City. 19 East London Runners had a game spread over 3 lanes. Organised by Dong (sorry Doug) we also had samosas supplied by Mohammed. Some very interesting name spellings on the score boards like Dayne Jayne Browne. Winners were for the ladies 1st:- Shawn Sharon Springfield 89pts and 2nd Ava Lee 88pts. For the men 1st James Wilson 129pts,2nd Patrick Farren 110pts,3rd George Georgiou 108pts , 4th John Atkinson 102pts and Doug with 101pts.
Many thanks to Doug for organising and we capped the night off with a visit to the Tap East microbrewery afterwards. A very enjoyable evening which will be repeated in the future again no doubt.
Post Marathon Curry Night - Wednesday 20th April 2011
Following the success of the previous Curry Night in September 2010 we held another curry night after the normal Club run on Wednesday 20th April 2011.
Again the venue was 62Spice, 62 High Street Wanstead, opposite The George Public House/Wanstead Tube Station.
45 members attended
The cost was £13 per head with drinks extra.
Included in the cost was papadum & chutneys, rice/naan and vegetable side dishes and a main dish!
Each person chose a main dish from chicken, lamb, prawn or vegetable and the type of curry required, from the following list:
Bhuna: slightly spiced and dry, packed with flavour
Rogan Josh: marinated in herbs and spices, cooked with fresh tomatoes
Korma: a mild dish cooked with cream and coconut (contains nuts)
Dupiaza: cooked with an array of spices, garnished with fried onions
Palak: spinach cooked with fresh herbs and spices
Madras: fairly hot, spicy and sour
Dhansak: a "parsee" dish - hot, sweet and sour with lentils
Pathia: slightly hot, sweet and sour flavour
Vindaloo: very hot and sour dish with potato
(Notes: the Madras, Dhansak and Pathia are "fairly hot", the Vindaloo
is "very hot").
Wednesday Club nights
Following the Club run each Wednesday a number of members visit the upstairs lounge at The George Public House, opposite Wanstead Tube Station, for some food and refreshments. All are welcome!
Social Nights - First Wednesday of each month starting April 2010
A great opportunity to mix with fellow members of the Club even when you are injured or unable to run!
VENUE – Upstairs at The George Public House, opposite Wanstead Tube Station.
TIME – Anytime between 8.30pm and 11pm.
Christmas Meal - Wednesday 15th December 2010
Following the Club run on Wednesday 15th December 2010 some 35 or so members attended the Christmas meal at the George in Wanstead.
Curry Night - Wednesday 1st September 2010
WEDNESDAY September 1st - Curry Night - After the normal Club run in which 65 runners took part an Indian meal at 9pm was held and attended by 49 diners at 62Spice Indian Restaurant (www.62spice.co.uk/main.html) opposite The George Pub, High Street, Wanstead, adjacent to Wanstead Tube Station.
Many thanks to Jaime Towns and Mike Wilson who organised this very successful event.
Great British Beer Festival - Thursday 5th August 2010
18 members attended the Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court to sample Ales and Ciders from around the world. Food was also available as was live entertainment provided by The Blockheads!
Post Marathon get together - Wednesday 28th April 2010
Thirty or so members attended a get together to discuss how they fared in the London and other Spring Marathons. The event took place in the upstairs lounge of The George PH in Wanstead.