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Valentines Park 5k

Sunday 26 September 2021

Entries are now open for the 7th and final race of the ELVIS series - hosted by East London Runners in Valentine's Park on Sunday 26 September 2021 at 10.30am. Runners, marshals and cake bakers all required.


Sunday 29th September 2019 - Race Completed - Race Results


A record number of runners completed our Charity Race on Sunday. In addition we had 38 kids competing in the 2k Children's Race.

After heavy overnight and early morning rain the weather relented both during and after the race much to our delight.

Ahmed from Ilford won in 15:31 with ELR Lee Johnson in second place. Our Ladies, Ava Lee, Karen Levison and Caroline Frith won the Ladies Team Prize with both Ava and Karen also winning individual prizes, 3rd Lady and 1st FV50 respectively.

Maya Goodwin assisted Frank in the Race Director role in Jonathan's absence and did a great job.

Stuart Barton and his team put up and took down the course and managed to get soaked pre race in doing so. Michael Bamford managed the volunteers expertly including our Medic Team.

Tricia and her helpers including our bakers raised £500 for Charity from cake sales and ELHAP held a raffle to raise funds.

Lance provided the music and Leyton Sports Massage gave free massages post race.

Many thanks to all our members, their families and friends of the Club who helped in the many different ways to make our race a great success.

Sunday 30th September 2018 - Race Completed - Race Results

Link to Results - www.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16586&RId=304


80 Elr's from 274 finishers.

1st Jennifer Ansell
2nd Paula Bedford
3rd Ellie Wilkinson

1st Vet 40 - Caroline Frith
Ladies team - 1st Jenny, Paula and Ellie.
Elvis team - 1st East London Runners (Jenny, Paula, Ellie and Caroline)


1st Euan Brown

1st Vet 60 - Calvin Bobin
Mens team - 1st Euan, Paul Quinton and Patrick Brown.

Elvis team - 1st East London Runners (Euan, Paul , Patrick , James Wilson, Robert Rayworth and Tim Le Rasle)

July 2018 ELR Newsletter - by Jonathan Wooldridge

Valentines Park 5K race
Sunday 30th September 2018 at 10.30am

Well it's that time of year again, and I must tell you that I am very excited. We’ve just launched the opening of the race, so I hope that you will all be signing up soon - here's the all-important link - as one of the cheapest races going - as paid up members (and affiliated) the cost is just £6 to enter and get a chip timed 5k result.

We shall be arranging our ever-popular cake stall. There's really only one tent that an ELR baker wants to be seen in....the challenge is going from strength to strength, and each year the cakes donated seem to get bigger and better. Further details to follow....

As usual we will be looking for those that can't run to help us with arrangements on the day - we will shortly be coordinating volunteers, so please ask your nearest and dearest, significant others, coat and water carriers, therapists, counsellors and loved ones if they can help. We have always had a great turn out from our extended ELR family, and it really is appreciated.

Our race, unlike other ELVIS races is a charity race. The club takes nothing from this event, apart from our small expenses. We have managed to secure sponsorship once again from our friends at Leyton Sports Massage. Katherine and her team will again be on hand to provide mini massages on the day. Read on to read more from Katherine below.

Did you know that ELR members get 10% discount from all of her treatments on offer?

This year's race will again support ELHAP Adventure Playground. This wonderful charity provides such valuable opportunities for children, young people and adults with disabilities. As ELHAP is also the Mayor of Redbridge's charity, I am delighted to be able to confirm that she has agreed to start our race and present our prizes.


Sunday 24h September 2017 - Race Completed - Race Results

The 2017 race results can be found here. These are now confirmed as official.

Prize Winners

1st Place - 19:08 - Morgan Campbell - Unaffiliated
2nd Place - 19:20 - Jennifer Ansell - East London Runners
3rd Place - 19:44 - Ella Wilson - Orion Harriers

1st FV35 - 20:06 - Ava Lee - East London Runners
1st FV45 - 19:58 - Karen Levison - East London Runners
1st FV55 - 23:08 - Gail Hennessy - Eton Manor AC
1st FV65 - 31:21 - Pam Jones - Ilford AC

Team - East London Runners
Jennifer Ansell, Karen Levison and Ava Lee

1st - 16:36 - Liviu Ionita - Barking Road Runners
2nd - 16:52 - Thomas Grimes - East London Runners
3rd - 17:26 - Patrick Brown - East London Runners

1st V40 - 17:22 - Carl Partis - UnAffiliated (was 3rd Male overall but MV40 was a higher prize)
1st V50 - 18:05 - Colin Read - Orion Harriers
1st V60 - 20:24 - Martin Page - Barking Road Runners
1st V70 - 26:18 - Brian Slade - Havering 90 Joggers

Team - East London Runners
Thomas Grimes, Patrick Brown and John Booth

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