Results - April 06 to June 06
Updated 14/10/2006 10:47:05
KEVIN HENRY 5K, SAFFRON WALDEN, THURSDAY 29th JUNE 2006
Ely Runner Rachel Roberts was 8th of 19 woman in 22:46, which was 5 seconds faster than her previous race on this hilly course, despite being a hot and humid evening.
BRIDGES 4 x 2.4 MILES RELAY, LONDON, THURSDAY 28th JUNE 2006
Ely Runner Stephen Howard ran the 2nd leg for Morgan Stanley's 2nd team to finish 60th of about 200 runners in 14:02. His team were 12th of about 60 teams. The route was a traffic-free loop along the Thames embankment between Westminster, Vauxhall and Blackfriars Bridges.
FEAST BEAST 6.5 MILES MIXED TERRAIN, SUTTON, SUNDAY 25th JUNE 2006
Alex Tate 1st overall
and Ely Runners 1st team
Peter Gipp 3rd male in course personal best and Rachel Roberts 3rd female
Six Ely Runners were among the 68 finishers competing over a mixed terrain fenland course. Official results:
1st Alex Tate 36:29 1st male
3rd Peter Gipp 39:51 3rd male, course PB
4th Ian Day 40:15
12th Stephen Tovey 43:50
16th Maurice Reed 45:54
25th Rachel Roberts 49:22 3rd female
Prospective member Felicity Ward was 20th (2nd female) in 47:29
Conditions were warm and humid
NORTH DOWNS 30K TRAIL RACE, SUNDAY 25th JUNE 2006
There were 5 of 6 Ely Runners among
the 400 finishers in this popular trail race along
the hilly rural paths, tracks and lanes of the
scenic North Downs.
96th Charlie Barker 2:39:08
180th Brian Partridge 2:56:03
211th John Turner 3:02:09 3rd MV60
287th John Crawford 3:17:41
310th Claire Law 3:24:43
Keith Mitchell retired injured at about 10k.
Conditions were initially difficult, being quite hot and humid but a light breeze in the second half of the race helped the tired runners.
Photographs on www.elyrunners.co.uk
DUNSTABLE ROAD RUNNERS 10K, WHIPSNADE, SUNDAY 18th JUNE 2006
Ely runner Steve Tovey finished 55th out of 410 entrants in 43:00. Dunstable Road Runners normally have this race in their town but switched it to Whipsnade Zoo so that the £10.50 race entry fee included entry to the zoo which would normally have cost £15. The essentially flat course was very scenic and interesting because there were views over the Dunstable Downs and it went past the rhino and flamingo enclosures. Conditions were hot and humid which made times slower on an otherwise fast course.
ELY RUNNERS' MIDSUMMER 10K HANDICAP, LT DOWNHAM, THURSDAY 15th JUNE 2006
Brian Partridge wins club
handicap, Alex Tate fastest runner & Terry Braverman
Fine runs by Heidi Fochtmann 2nd, Glyn Loveday 3rd & Peter Gipp 4th
Personal bests for Brian Partidge, Heidi Fochtmann, Glyn Loveday, Peter Gipp, Karlos Dedos, Steve Tovey, Natalle Coles, Rachel Roberts, Graham Chapman, Matthew Ward, Julie Foreman, Christine Drewe and John Turner (walk)
Club records for Natalle Coles (SW) and John Turner (MV60 walk)
There were 27 Ely Runners and 4 guests in the time staggered start for the club's annual handicap race on a fast one lap loop to/from Lt Downham via Pymore. Conditions were ideal for running, being mild, still and overcast which probably contributed to several personal bests in this hotly contested event.
Brian Partridge, fresh from mountain training, won in 1:59 below his handicap time closely followed by Heidi Fochtmann (-1:42), Glyn Loveday (-1:29), and Peter Gipp (-1:26) with 9 others (see results attached and below) ahead of their handicap time. Most of the rest were not far behind their handicap times.
Organisers and helpers were: entries and results Rod Baron, timekeeping Rod Baron, number recording Peter Harris, both supported by Max d'Ayala who was also responsible for first aid, drink station/photography Simon Jackson, start/finish photography Sophie Gates, course marking Peter Gipp, en route monitoring Adam Etches, and handicap times John Turner.
After the race everyone enjoyed sandwiches and chips in the Prince Albert beer garden where Chairman Peter Gipp awarded the winner's perpetual shield to Brian Partridge with a bottle of wine plus bottles of wine to fastest runner Alex Tate and 1st guest (walker) Terry Braverman of Newmarket & Enfield clubs.
EDINBURGH MARATHON, SUNDAY 11th JUNE 2006
Personal best for Simon Jackson in tough conditions
Improving Ely Runner Simon Jackson finished 748th of 4090 finishers in a chip time of 3:41:55. It was his first marathon for 11 years and despite the hot, humid and almost windless weather, he achieved a personal best time. A field of about 9,000 runners was expected but due to the conditions over half the entrants either failed to start or did not finish. Simon was on course to break to break 3:25 until about 17 miles when he started feeling unwell due to the heat and had to slow considerably. The course was very picturesque, starting on Princes Street and passing Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Park and Meadowbank Stadium, before running down to the coast on the Firth of Forth with a brief glimpse of the Forth Bridge then down to Leith docks, past the Royal Yacht Britannia and then a long stretch along Portobello beach before heading back into the city and finishing back in Holyrood Park under Arthur's seat. The first man was Joseph Mbithi of Kenya in 2:15:46 and the first woman was Angela Howe of Scotland in 2:51:41.
NORWICH HALF MARATHON, NORFOLK SHOWGROUND, SUNDAY 11th JUNE 2006
Alex Tate 4th Senior Man and Alfredo Verna 2nd Vet in tough race
Three Ely Runners were amongst the 729 finishers. The two lap course was mainly undulating but also with two long hills per lap, including a steep climb into the showground at the end of each lap. Official (positions and times) results:
15th Alfredo Verna 1:26:36 2nd vet/2nd MV40-44
177th Kevin Fox 1:49:52 81st Senior Man
The race was won by Simon Tonui of Kenya in 1:10:26 and the 1st woman was Birhan Dagne of Belgrave Harriers who was 4th overall in 1:17:17.
Conditions were extremely difficult, being very hot (Norfolk was the hottest place in the UK with temperatures up to 31 degrees C) and almost windless with increasing humidity. Also, after several hot days, the temperature above the road surfaces would have been much hotter than ambient temperature. Even the faster runners found their times were 5-6 minutes slower than expected and most much more than this as the heat progressively reduced their pace. Many entrants did not start or were unable to finish. Normally about 20 runners would have finished below 1:20 but this time only 5 managed to do so.
MOULTON 5 MILE WALK, NEWMARKET, SUFFOLK, SATURDAY 10th JUNE 2006
John Turner 1st MV60 in EVAC Championship in course personal best
Ely Runner John Turner was 24th (1st EVAC MV60) of 60 race walkers in 51:45, a course PB by 38 secs. The course followed undulating rural roads to a loop at the top of Dalham Hill and back to Moulton. Conditions were pleasantly hot and sunny with a headwind out and a tailwind back.
EVAC 5 MILES CHAMPIONSHIPS, REACH, SUNDAY 4th JUNE 2006
John Fordham 3rd MV65
Ely Runner John Fordham was 54th (3rd MV65) in 41:57 on a course of gently undulating rural lanes.
STOCKHOLM MARATHON, SWEDEN, SATURDAY 3rd JUNE 2006
Personal best for John Crawford
Ely Runner John Crawford was 4,692nd of 17,200 entrants in 4:07:43, a personal best by about 7 minutes. The race started outside the 1912 Olympic Stadium and the course consisted of two nearly identical laps. It was both flat and undulating and finished on the track inside the historic stadium. Conditions were warm (20-21C) and sunny.
BURY FRIDAY 5 MILES MIXED TERRAIN, NOWTON PARK, BURY ST EDMUNDS, 2nd JUNE 2006
Ely Runner Ian Day was 31st of 445 finishers in 30:35. Conditions for the gently undulating parkland course were warm and sunny with a light wind.
TOUR OF DERWENT VALLEY, ROWSLEY 4 MILES, MATLOCK, MONDAY 29th MAY 2006
Ely Runner Rachel Roberts was 67th of 119 runners in 33:23, an improvement of about 3 minutes on her previous time. The winner's time was 22.03 and the first woman 25:08 - both lived locally and were familiar with the terrain. The tough road course consisted of a severe 2 miles climb from Rowsley through Stamford in the Peak and a 2 miles steep descent back to Rowsley. This race was the 4th of the four Tour of Derwent Valley races of 4-5 miles held over the Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon bank holiday weekend.
BRANDON FOREST HALF MARATHON, MONDAY 29th MAY 2006
Peter Harris 1st MV55
There were 3 Ely Runners among the 214 finishers in this 13.1 miles trail race on a 3 loop 'clover leaf'/2 lap course of gently undulating sandy forest tracks. Official results
85th John Turner 1:42:07 3rd MV60
134th Kevin Jennings 1:50:56
Conditions were quite good being sometimes cool, breezy and showery and other times mild and sunny.
GREAT EAST ANGLIA RUN, 10K ROAD RACE, KING'S LYNN, SUNDAY 28th MAY 2006
Personal bests for Alex Gilroy, Michael Butler, Mary Gates Justin Greaves and Julie Foreman
In this successful new race, there were 8 Ely Runners among the 1,344 finishers (857 men and 487 women) competing on a fast, flat, two looped course through historic King's Lynn. Official (chip positions and times) results:
109th (103rd man) Alex Gilroy 40:26 PB (1st 10k)
128th (120th man) Graham Chapman 41:17
131st (122nd man) Ray Harding 41:39 Ran for BCKLWN
316th (265th man) Michael Butler 47:06 PB by 0:32
583rd (94th woman) Mary Gates 52:23 PB by 3:37
636th (570th man) Justin Greaves 53:19 PB by 5:20
793rd (158th woman) Julie Foreman 56:05 PB by 6:27
The 1st man was Patrick Musyoki (Kenya) in 29:13 and the 1st woman (12th overall) was Cathy Mutwa (Kenya) in 33:46
Conditions were good, being pleasantly mild and breezy.
The Great East Anglia Run was organised by Ely Runners Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle (Race Director), Rod Baron (Web Master, entries and results), and Richard Handoll (Course Director) on behalf of King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council (BCKLWN).
GREAT MALVERN HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY 21st MAY 2006
Personal best for Stephen Tovey
Improving Ely Runner Stephen Tovey was 59th of 481 finishers in a PB time of 1:34:23. The undulating course started and finished at Malvern's Three Counties Agricultural Showground. Conditions were very wet with large amounts of standing water on the roads. It was the first time the race had been held and Stephen recommended it for next year.
MAGOG DOWN 5 MILE TRAIL RACE, CAMBRIDGE, SUNDAY 21st MAY 2006
Peter Gipp 1st for 1st time!
Ely Runner Peter Gipp was 1st of about 80 runners in 31:46 on a tough two lap course which included two long hills each lap. Although running at a high standard for many years, this was the first time that the 44 years old Chairman of Ely Runners had ever won a race! Conditions were cloudy with light rain on the 2nd lap
ROSS PEARS EAST CAMBS HALF MARATHON, SOHAM, SUNDAY 21st MAY 2006
Alex Tate 2nd overall
and John Crisp 1st East
Natalle Coles 3rd Woman in equal personal best time and Alfredo Verna 2nd MV40.
Personal bests for John Crisp, Graham Chapman, Charlie Barker, Hugh Burton, Michael Butler and Lisa Redman
Ely Runners 2nd Team
were 14 Ely Runners
amongst the 173 finishers
competing on a mainly
level course around the
periphery of Soham Mere to
Wicken and back along the
A1123 to Soham. Official
2nd Alex Tate 1:17:51 (2nd claim)
5th Alfredo Verna 1:20:03 2nd MV40
7th John Crisp 1:20:14 PB and 1st East Cambs Runner
28th Graham Chapman 1:30:59 PB
29th Charlie Barker 1:31:03 PB
31st Hugh Burton 1:31:51 PB
44th Darren Murfitt 1:34:26
58th Natalle Coles 1:37:34 = PB, 3rd Woman
71st John Turner 1:40:36
97th Michael Butler 1:46:11 PB
100th John Crawford 1:47:10
114th Lisa Redman 1:51:09 PB
123rd Ian Blatchford 1:55:09
154th Lana Chalmers 2:07:30
Prospective member Daniel Regan was 39th in 1:33:24
Newmarket Joggers were 1st team (33 points), narrowly ahead of Ely Runners (40 points).
Conditions were cool and breezy. It started to rain soon after the start and this became heavier throughout the race.
See www.elyrunners.co.uk for photographs.
BENTLEY CHARLES 3K FUN RUN, DEEPING ST JAMES, SUNDAY 21st MAY 2006
Due arriving a bit late, two Ely Runners had to start from the rear of the field of 135 runners but made steady progress through the field of 135 runners on the level course of suburban roads. Official results:
Hayley Rutterford 16:08
76th Alan Rutterford 16:10 (Dad)
Conditions were cool and overcast.
WOMEN'S RACE FOR LIFE '5K', HIGH LODGE, THETFORD FOREST, SUNDAY 21st MAY 2006
Rachel Roberts 3rd
Improving Ely Runner Rachel Roberts was 3rd of over 1,000 entrants in 19:08, which would have been a cross country PB by nearly 3 minutes but she thought that the course was no more than about 4.5k. It was all on forest trails and very mucky following recent rainfall. Rachel was really proud of her niece, who's only 8, and managed to run the majority of it, in spite of falling over part-way round - and outsprinted her mum (Rachel's sister) at the end! Rachel's 70 year old mum also did extremely well by finishing in the top half of the field. Conditions were cool, damp and overcast. They all celebrated with a fry-up afterwards.
WILLINGHAM 7.7 MILES FUN RUN, SUNDAY 14th MAY 2006
Hugh Burton 3rd
There were two Ely Runners competing in this village race on a course of fen and riverside paths. Hugh Burton was 3rd in 52:33 and Lana Chalmers finished in 1:14:55. Hugh modestly mentioned that the winner was 7 minutes ahead and 2nd place runner 5 minutes ahead. Conditions were good, being cool and overcast with a light breeze.
EYE 10k, PETERBOROUGH, SUNDAY 14th MAY 2006
Alex Tate 2nd and personal bests for Graham Chapman, Rachel Roberts & Tony Robinson
Six Ely Runners were among the 405 finishers in this Cambs Road Race League event held on an almost level mixed terrain course of minor fenland roads and about 1.75k of tracks and footpaths. Official results:
33:48 (2nd claim)
61st Darren Murfitt 40:34 MV40 PB
71st Graham Chapman 41:00 All time PB (time across line 40:57)
149th John Turner 45:10 MV60 PB
178th Rachel Roberts 46:41 All time PB
260th Tony Robinson 50:52 All time PB
Conditions were cool and overcast with a gentle breeze.
EASTERN VETERANS AC ROAD RELAYS, HEMMINGFORD GREY, SUNDAY 7th MAY 2006
Ely Runners 2nd MV35-44 team and 3rd overall
Ely Runners MV35-44 category team were 2nd of 6 teams in their category and 3rd overall of 28 teams including the 15 teams in the combined 4 stage MV35-44 and MV 45-54 categories. Official results in running order:
Peter Gipp 11:03
Glyn Loveday 11:13
Ian Day 11:10 Total team time 44:41
Nene Valley Harriers MV35-44 team were 1st overall/1st category with a total time of 42:19 (all under 11:00) and their MV45-54 team were 2nd overall/1st category with a total time of 43:36
Conditions were mild with light rain.
SHAKESPEARE MARATHON, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, SUNDAY 7th MAY 2006
Good first marathon for Steve Tovey despite recent injury
In his first marathon, Ely Runner Stephen Tovey was 207th of 701 finishers in 3:37:53 despite a recent leg injury which limited his training. The course was gently undulating with the only significant hill between 8-9 miles and again at 18-19 miles. The tough final 6miles were rather tedious, being flat and straight along the track bed of a disused railway line. He completed the first 20 miles at 8:00 m/m pace in 2:40 but then 'hit the wall' and slowed to 9:20 m/m for the final 6.2 miles. Conditions were overcast initially but warm and sunny towards the end.
HINKLEY HALF MARATHON, MARKET BOSWORTH, LEICESTERSHIRE, SUNDAY 7th MAY 2006
Personal best for Simon Jackson
Improving Ely Runner Simon Jackson was 62nd of 678 finishers in 1:26:09, a personal best by 2:43. The course was undulating and followed rural lanes and roads outside Market Bosworth. Conditions were good, being mild and overcast with a slight drizzle.
NEWMARKET HEATH '6K' TRAIL RACE, THURSDAY 4th MAY 2006
Five Ely Runners were among the 66 finishers in this short but deceptively tough trail run (GPS about 5.63k or 3.5 miles) on sandy/stony tracks and grassy paths up, along and down Newmarket Heath. Official results:
22nd Graham Chapman 22:24
31st Alan Rutterford 24:23
33rd Peter Harris 24:50
56th Julie Foreman 30:03
Conditions were warm and breezy.
EVAC LEAGUE MATCH, PETERBOROUGH TRACK, WEDNESDAY 3rd MAY 2006
Track 1,500m 3rd place and personal best for Rachel Roberts
Ely Runner Rachel Roberts (competing for 1st claim track & field club Cambridge & Coleridge) was 3rd overall in the FV 1,500m event in a PB time of 5:47. She also took part in the mixed relay by running an 800m leg and warmed down in the 2k walk in 13.30.3. Conditions were good being mild and still.
LANGTOFT 10K, LINCS, SUNDAY 30th APRIL 2006
Personal best for Graham Chapman
Ely Runner Graham Chapman improved his PB by over 1 minute when he was 35th of 180 finishers in 41:28. Conditions for the gently undulating course were good, being dry and cool with a light breeze.
SUFFOLK HERITAGE COASTAL MARATHON EVENTS, THORPENESS, SUNDAY 30th APRIL 2006
Ely Runner John Crisp
ran the 14 miles event (GPS measure 13.3
miles) and was 4th of about 150 runners
in 1:25:56. Conditions for the one lap
course of sandy paths and dunes, dirt
tracks, woodland paths, and roads were
pleasantly sunny with a coastal breeze.
His fiancée Helen Jeffery and her parents walked the 6 miles route.
BRECKLAND 10K, CROXTON, SUNDAY 30th APRIL 2006
Ely Runner Colin Doak was 229th of 317 runners in 55:58. Conditions for the undulating course of forest roads were good, being dry and cool with a light breeze.
LONDON MARATHON, SUNDAY 23rd APRIL 2006
for Ian Day, Keith Mitchell, Michael
Butler, Chass Matharu and John Corbishley
Best Ely Runners category place of 457th female for Diana Gipp
Seven Ely Runners were amongst the 33,000 or so runners who completed the mainly level and historic course from Blackheath via Tower Bridge, Isle of Dogs, City and Westminster to the finish in the Mall. Official results:
701 male PB
1,043 Alex Tate 2:58:21 980 male 2nd claim
3,374 Keith Mitchell 3:21:02 3,046 male PB
4,156 Diana Gipp 3:26:42 457 female 47th of 941 FV45-49s
12,640 Michael Butler 4:04:07 10,387 male PB - 1st marathon
18,206 Chass Matharu 4:26:23 3,803 female PB - 1st marathon
20,335 John Corbishley 4:35:04 15,779 male PB
Ely Runners John and Fran Crawfords' eldest daughter Becky finished 855th female in 3:38:32.
Conditions were quite good, being cool-mild and damp.
NORWICH UNION TROWSE 10K ROAD RACE, NORWICH, SUNDAY 16th APRIL 2006
Personal best for Graham Chapman
Ely Runner MV49 Graham Chapman was 49th of 263 finishers in a personal best (by about 30 secs) time of 42:39. The course went alongside Whitlingham Broad before reversing to take a two-lap undulating route along quiet roads through the centre of Trowse and close to Whitlingham Hall. Conditions from the 9:30 am start were good, being cool, overcast and with hardly any wind.
MALVERN HARRIERS VS RICHMOND 5 MILES CHALLENGE, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, SUNDAY 9th APRIL 2006
Chris Rayment 3rd overall and 1st for his Australian club
When the Australian winter season started two weeks ago, inter-continental dual club Ely Runner Chris Rayment made his long awaited return to racing in this two lap inter-club road race. He was therefore pleased to finish 3rd overall (1st Malvern Harrier) of 48 starters in 28:39.
BELVOIR HALF MARATHON, HOSE, LEICESTERSHIRE, SUNDAY 9th APRIL 2006
Personal best for improving Michael Butler
Ely Runner Michael Butler finished the Vale of Belvoir course in a watch time of 1:50:15, a personal best for a cross-country half marathon. Michael will be running in the London Marathon on 23rd April.
BUNGAY MARATHON & HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY 2nd APRIL 2006
Marathon personal bests for John Crisp and Natalle Coles
There were four Ely Runners among the 156 finishers in the marathon and three among the 382 finishers in the half marathon. Official results:
11th John Crisp 3:07:30 PB by 3:19
28th Adam Etches 3:21:59
49th Natalle Coles 3:34:36 PB by 5:40
50th Alex Tate 3:34:37 2nd claim
152nd John Crawford 1:47:56
153rd Brian Partridge 1:48:24 1st race as an Ely Runner
294th Fran Crawford 2:09:47
Conditions for the undulating course were mild and windy.
LARWOOD HEALTHY HEARTS '10K', SHIREOAKS, WORKSOP, SUNDAY 2nd APRIL 2006
Ely Runner Graham Chapman was and excellent 36th of 266 finishers in 43:22, a fast time for a difficult course of over 10k (GPS 10.32k) which was mainly road with a mile of the Chesterfield Canal towpath. There was a strong headwind for at least the first 4k and the undulating and twisting course included two big hills. It also spanned three counties; Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire.
OAKLEY 20 MILES ROAD RACE, BEDFORD, SUNDAY 2nd APRIL 2006
Personal best for Chass Matharu
Two Ely Runners were among the 654 finishers. Official results:
485th Michael Butler
3:09:27 1st 20m race
525th Chass Matharu 3:16:02 PB by 1:11
Conditions for the undulating course were mild and breezy.
PADDOCK WOOD HALF MARATHON, KENT, SUNDAY 2nd APRIL 2006
Ely Runner Ian Day was 33rd of 1,379 finishers in 1;20:34. Although the rural course was fairly flat, times were slowed by a strong SW wind. The weather was otherwise sunny and dry.
Last updated 14/10/2006