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Saturday 2nd March 2024 - Parkrun

Saturday morning parkrun. At 9am FREE timed 5k runs/races at Wanstead Flats (Harrow Road), Roding Valley Recreation Ground (Loughton), Walthamstow (Peter May Sports Ground), Valentines Park, Ilford and many other venues across London, the UK and other Countries. Suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced runners.
First timers register at www.parkrun.com

Wednesday Club Colours Run and Social 6th March 2024 - Meet at Slug and Lettuce, South Woodford, at 6.50pm for a 7.00pm start - Buckhurst Hill Run (Approx 10K)

The run will start and finish at Slug and Lettuce, 184 George Lane, South Woodford, E18 1AY
New members are welcome. Please come along and try us out for up to three trial runs.

Email: info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk or come along on the night.

*Join East London Runners in March 2024 and enjoy up to 13 months membership of the club. Your renewal will next be due on 1st April 2025.

(*If you join us from another club or are rejoining ELR, the current England Athletics affiliation fee will be due on 1st April 2024).

Buckhurst Hill Run (Approx 10K)
(There will be a shorter 4 mile run and a beginners 2 mile run on the night).

10K Route:
www.mapometer.com/en/running/route_5434183.html

4 Mile Route:
www.mapometer.com/en/running/route_5509248.html

The 2 mile run is suitable for beginners or people returning from injury. The run will be at a gentle social pace.

Saturday 9th March 2024 - Chingford League Relays - hosted by East London Runners.

Chingford League Race 7 – Wanstead Flats relays - 11.30am start.

4x3km for Seniors and U15/17s, 4x2km for U11/13s

Wanstead Flats, Harrow Road Pavilion, E11 3QA

Please add your name to race entries or email info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk, if you are able to run in the relays. We are looking to field at least three mens and womens team made up of four runners per team. You can still run and register a time, if you are part of an incomplete team, or a solo runner. Speak to John O’Brien or Mike Wilson if you have questions regarding the race.

We also require at least 20 volunteers to help set up the course, carry out marshalling duties and help out at the ELR charity cake stall. For information on specific duties, please speak to Catriona Hoult who will be coordinating the volunteers and Tricia ONeill who will be running the cake stall. Please email info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk if you are able to help out. It is important we have enough volunteers to ensure the event goes smoothly on the day.

***PROVISIONAL DATE***Sunday 10th March 2024 - Cross Country League Race 5 - Therfield Heath, Royston - 10.30am start.

Provisional race instructions, subject to ground conditions being suitable for cross country running.

Meet at Wanstead Leisure Centre at 8.20am (for 8.30am departure) for car share to Heath Sports Club, Baldock Road, Therfield Heath, Royston SG8 5BJ. (Please advise whether you wish to car share from Wanstead, or if you will be making your own way to the venue).

This race is free to all members of East London Runners. Turn up on the day to run. No pre race entry required. So that we can get an idea of numbers, please comment below or add your name to race entries, if you are going to run.

Race HQ. The Heath Sports Club, Baldock Road, Royston, SG8 5BG

Closest post code is SG8 5BJ. (Post code for The Heath Sports Club locates the venue at the nearby golf club).

Directions. You can get to Therfield Heath from the A505, A1198 or A10.

Car sharing Please car share where possible. Parking please follow the instructions of the marshals wearing yellow tabards.

Train. IMPORTANT no trains will be running from London and elsewhere to Royston on 18 February.

Facilities. There will be temporary toilets and urinals onsite for runners to use. Please do not use the toilets in The Heath Café as these are for patrons of the cafe.

Refreshments and bar are available in The Heath Cafe.

Please be aware that rugby matches and training sessions will be taking place in the area between the race start/finish and The Heath Cafe. Please DO NOT walk through this area and disrupt training sessions.

Please note that all muddy footwear must be removed before entering The Heath Sports Club Cafe, especially spikes. Please help us to maintain good relations with the cafe by adhering to this request!

We are looking forward to this race and hoping for another big turnout.Please speak John or Mike if you have any questions.

John OBrien and Mike Wilson Winter League Captains

Sunday 7th April 2024 - Essex and Suffolk Road Relay Championships.

Venue: Northern Gateway, Colchester.

Please add your name to race entries, or email info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk by Friday 22nd March 2024 if you would like to be entered as part of an ELR relay team.

Senior women 3 to a team and senior men 4 to a team. Each runner completes a leg of Approx 3 miles.

Race 1: Junior Girls (U13, U15 & U17) Distance approx 1.6miles 9:30am
Race 2: Junior Boys (U13, U15 & U17) Distance approx 1.6miles 10:15am
Race 3: Women (Open, V40, V50 & V60) Distance approx 3 miles 10:50am
Race 4: Vet Men (V40, V50 & V60) - Distance approx 3 miles 12:15pm
Race 5: Open Men: Distance approx 3 miles 1.30pm

Team of 3 in races 1-4 and a Team of 4 in the Open Mens event.

Athletes are reminded that they must wear Club colours.
This is a fast three lap course on tarmac and was good fun last year.

The club will enter you, however please ensure that you are available to run on the day.