Results - April 07 to June 07 (Most Recent First)
Updated 07/10/2007 10:02:52
BOURTON HILLY HALF MARATHON, BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER, CHELTENHAM, SATURDAY 30th JUNE 2007
Natalle Coles 2nd Senior Lady
Two Ely runners were amongst the 273 finishers who competed in this evening race. The single loop course followed a picturesque and undulating route through many attractive Cotswold villages. Official results:
42nd Adam Etches 1:30:04 15th Senior Man
82nd Natalle Coles 1:38:19 2nd Senior Lady
Conditions were mild with heavy showers from the half way point. Details: http://www.bourtonroadrunners.co.uk/index.htm
WROXHAM 5K SERIES, 2nd RACE (NORFOLK CHAMPIONSHIPS), HOVETON, WEDNESDAY 27th JUNE 2007
Graham Chapman 2nd MV50 in new club MV50 record and personal best time
In the 2nd race of the 3 race series, Ely Runner Graham Chapman celebrated his 51st birthday by finishing 54th (2nd MV50) of over 250 runners in an official PB time of 19:04 which was a new club MV50 record. Conditions for the gently undulating course were ideal, being cool with little wind
HATHERN FESTIVAL 10K ROAD RACE, MELTON MOWBRAY, SUNDAY 24th JUNE 2007
Ian Day 2nd overall and personal best for Graham Chapman
Two Ely Runners were amongst the 177 finishers on an undulating course with long uphill sections. Official results:
2nd Ian Day 36:10
22nd Graham Chapman 40:06 PB
Conditions were mild and breezy with continuous rain.
SUMMER SOLSTICE 5 MILE TRAIL RUN, ANDOVER, NEW JERSEY, USA, FRIDAY 22nd JUNE 2007
Torsten Lytken 3rd MV40
Ely Runner Torsten Lytken was 11th (3rd MV40) of 113 finishers on a course with 1,200' of climb and a steep descent on narrow, rutted, dry and dusty mountain bike trails, including the famous Tower Hill, in Kitattinny Valley State Park. Conditions were pleasantly warm (85F) and sunny. Torsten's colleague, Steve Ryan, won the race in 29:05.
BRIDGES 4 x 2.4 MILES RELAY, LONDON, THURSDAY 21st JUNE 2007
Ely Runner Stephen Howard ran the 3rd leg for Morgan Stanley's 2nd team to finish 36th of 213 runners in 13:56, six seconds quicker than last year. His team were 5th of 45 teams. The route was a traffic-free loop along the Thames embankment between Westminster, Vauxhall and Blackfriars Bridges. Conditions were warm and overcast with a blustery wind.
NENE VALLEY 5K ROAD RACE, FERRY MEADOWS, PETERBOROUGH. WEDNESDAY 20th JUNE 2007
Club MV35 record and personal best for Glyn Loveday
Three Ely Runners were amongst the 253 finishers on a fast flat course of parkland roads and tarmac paths around a lake. Official results:
10th Glyn Loveday 17:00 (club MV35 record and PB)
18th Ian Day 17:21
56th Graham Chapman 19:23
Conditions were good.
WORLD'S HARDEST HALF 'IRONMAN' TRIATHLON, WIMBLEBALL LAKE, EXMOOR, SUNDAY 17th JUNE 2007
Ely Runners Richard and Gina Handoll were amongst the 1,250 entrants, 915 starters, and 856 finishers in this tough preparation for a full 'Ironman' triathlon. The 70.3 mile event comprised a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and 13.1 mile run. They both had good swims and bike rides but their runs were much slower than they had hoped due to tiredness from the previous two disciplines. The scenic hills of Exmoor were challenging for the bike and run. However, conditions were very good, being fairly warm with little wind and no rain. Richard finished 628th and Gina 786th overall. Official results:
Race# Forename Surname Gender GenderPos Category CategoryPos End of Swim Rank T1 Rank Bike Lap 1 Rank Bike Lap 2 Rank End of Bike Rank T2 Rank Run Lap 1 Rank Run Lap 2 Rank Run Lap 3 Rank End of Run Rank Total Rank
544 Richard Handoll Male 554 M45-49 37 00:45:50 816 00:07:13 544 00:18:40 683 01:34:35 518 01:46:50 465 00:04:32 791 00:39:18 662 00:47:05 703 00:47:38 638 00:08:56 709 07:00:32 628
545 Gina Handoll Female 110 F40-44 26 00:50:23 863 00:07:53 647 00:18:55 714 01:39:31 656 01:56:55 659 00:03:24 694 00:43:13 769 00:52:49 815 00:55:57 808 00:10:22 813 07:39:18 786
ELY RUNNERS' 10K HANDICAP ROAD RACE, LT DOWNHAM, THURSDAY 14th JUNE 2007
Win for Margaret Bracewell in her first 10k race
Fastest time in MV35 club record and personal best for 2nd place Glyn Loveday
Personal best for 3rd place (2nd man) Steve Barker
Mary Gates 2nd woman and Siobhan Palmer 3rd woman in personal best
Ian Day 3rd man
Personal bests for 13 Ely Runners
Terry Braverman 1st guest runner
Margaret Bracewell beat her 54:00 handicap time by 41 seconds (in her first 10k) to narrowly win in 53:19 by 4 seconds ahead of rapidly closing Glyn Loveday, who was the fastest runner in an MV35 club record and PB of 34:53. This was 37 seconds ahead of his handicap time of 35:30. Steve Barker was 3rd in a PB time of 40:32 which was 28 seconds ahead of his handicap time. Terry Braverman was 1st guest runner (24th overall) in 48:42.
The 13 Ely Runners with PBs were:
Glyn Loveday 34:53 Club MV35 record by 1 min 4 secs
Stephen Pettit 38:13
Steve Barker 40:32
William Wilson 43:07 1st 10k
Chris Bower 46:12 1st 10k
Fraser Badcock 48:33
Melanie Fisher 50:32 1st 10k
Simon Bottomley 51:36 1st 10k
Margaret Bracewell 53:19
Siobhan Palmer 55:58 1st 10k
Rebecca Mosley 56:09
Arlene Heynes 1:03:17 1st 10k
Leyla Prince 1:05:34 1st 10k
Tight handicapping made for a thrilling finish as 36 runners and 1 walker (31 Ely Runners and 6 guests) of all speeds converged towards the end of the race.
Conditions for the mainly level course, via California, Dunkirk, and Pymore, were quite good, being warm and wet with light rain.
After the race, Chairman Peter Gipp presented the awards at the Prince Albert pub in Ely.
Thanks are extended to Rod Baron (entries, timekeeping and results), Peter Gipp (course marking, water station and clearing), Darren Murfitt (marshals), Emma Greaves (entries, results and finish line), Angela Chapman (entries and finish line), Alan Rutterford (marshal), Julie Foreman (marshal), and Sophie Gates (photography).
HENHAM MULTI-TERRAIN 10K, BISHOP'S STORTFORD, SUNDAY 10th JUNE 2007
Ian Day 1st MV35
Ely Runner Ian Day was 4th of 235 runners in 37:24 (1st MV35-39) on a 90% off-road undulating course which included gravel roads, fields and grass tracks. Due to the 11:30 am start, conditions were quite hot.
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM ORIENTEERING SPRINT RACE, WEDNESDAY 13th JUNE 2007
Robert Campbell 2nd
Ely Runner Robert Campbell finished 2nd of 26 in 15:08 for the 2.4k course in the inaugural 'sprint' race held around the University Colleges a hill to the south of the city. The race was won in 13:45 by fellow Cleveland Orienteer Klub Duncan Archer, who is currently ranked 6th in GB and next week represents GB in the Orienteering World Cup in Norway.
The Durham race was only 2.4k but had 22 controls (1 nearly every 100 metres) and went around university colleges, between halls of residences and through a marquee erected for a summer ball! After the heatwave of the weekend, the rain and low temperature (13C) caused the concrete running surface to be slippery.
Orienteering sprint races are a relatively new discipline in orienteering and were initially sneered upon by traditionalists because they use a greater variety of terrain including urban settings and appear easier. However, since their inclusion in the World Championships a few years ago, they have become increasingly popular. They can be demanding and require split-second decisions on routes - the fast running speeds tempt athletes to go too fast and make mistakes which, in a short race, can be costly. Races are literally won by a few seconds. For example, Robert missed the fastest route to the first control because he didn't spot a tunnel on the map and ended going up and over and back on himself to loose 20 valuable seconds, which could have been many places in a large championship. When he returns to live in Ely later this summer, Robert hopes to organise a sprint orienteering race in Ely, perhaps around the King's School.
NORTH DOWNS 30K TRAIL RACE, GRAVESEND, SUNDAY 10th JUNE 2007
There were 6 Ely Runners amongst the 379 finishers in this scenic but hilly trail race over the fields and woodlands of the Kentish North Downs. Official results:
15th John Crisp 2:23:33
73rd Simon Jackson 2:40:01
242nd John Crawford 3:12:58
253rd Emma Greaves 3:15:09
280th Michael Butler 3:21:10
307th Clair Law 3:29:06
Conditions were warm to hot but partly overcast.
INTERNATIONAL 31 KM SKY RACE, ITALY TO SWITZERLAND, SUNDAY 10th JUNE 2007
Two Ely Runners were amongst the 488 finishers in a spectacular but very tough mountain race. The first 2 miles included 2,200 ft of climb in an overall ascent of 6,000 ft from the start to 13 miles prior to a steep descent of 6,000 ft in 6 miles to the finish at 19 miles. Official results:
435th Natalle Coles 5:05:51
439th Adam Etches 5:07:12
The course was mainly off-road on rocky alpine paths with small sections of road at the start and finish. Clear blue skies on the day gave spectacular view across some of the most beautiful scenery in the Alps. The race was very well organized with plenty of aid stations, even in the most inaccessible parts of the route. Two helicopters followed the runners and mountain rescue teams were in position along the more dangerous parts of the course. Some of the course was over very steep gradients and at two places there were ropes to help the runners rappel down the slopes. This was quite dangerous, as Adam found out at 15 miles, when he fell from a roped descent and ended up bruised with rope burns on his hands. Despite a resulting loss of confidence, he struggled on, determined to finish.
The runners had plenty of support and encouragement from the spectators who lined most of the course including the high pass at 8,500 ft. At the spectacular finish in the main square at Poschiavo (Switzerland), the large crowd gave a massive cheer to all the finishers who then enjoyed a fine pasta meal with red wine and strong coffee.
Although it was a hard event, they both had a fantastic time and consider they have found a sport that makes a category ‘A’ fell race look like a stroll in the hills! 'Skyrunning' is governed by its own federation http://www.fsa-sky.org/new/index.php and is an extreme sport with elite and dedicated competitors.
TWIN PEAK ORIENTEERING EVENT, LAKE DISTRICT, SATURDAY/SUNDAY 9th/10th JUNE 2007
Following a month of illness in the spring and lack of endurance training, Ely Runner Robert Campbell still opted to run in the two-day event in the M21 Long (Open) category. He finished 10th overall with 16 runners completing both days but more on one day. On Saturday he was 12th of 19 in 98:02 for the 9.0k course through the southern part of the High Dam area west of Lake Windermere and on Sunday fared better by finishing 8th of 18 in 89.52 for the 9.4k course in the northern part of the area. It is one of the most technically challenging, physically tough and diverse areas in England, comprising rocky deciduous woodland, open bilberry & heather moorland, undulating birch and bracken, marsh, thick pine plantations and a rocky outcrop with a myriad of small hills and re-entrants. Conditions were difficult, being warm (about 25C) and quite humid with little breeze and no water stations due to the inaccessibility of the course.
EYE 5 MILE CHARITY ROAD RACE, PETERBOROUGH, THURSDAY 7th JUNE 2007
Graham Chapman 2nd male vet 50 in personal best time
Ely Runner Graham Chapman was 19th (2nd MV50) of 182 finishers in a personal best time of 31.44. Conditions for the fast flat course (which included a short section of gravel road) were good, being cool, overcast and breezy.
EVAC 5 MILE ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS, REACH, SUNDAY 3rd JUNE 2007
Charlie Barker 1st MV55, Peter Harris 2nd MV55, Max d'Ayala 3rd MV40
Ely Runners 2nd Team
Seven Ely Runners were amongst the 59 starters and finishers competing on a gently sloping course. Official results:
7th Max d'Ayala 30:21 3rd MV40
10th Stephen Pettit 30:59 1st 5m
11th Peter Gipp 31:29
14th Maurice Reed 32:14
18th Graham Chapman 32:39
21st Charlie Barker 33:05 1st MV55
29th Peter Harris 34:37 2nd MV55
Ely Runners men were 2nd Men team (3 score) behind St Edmunds Pacers and ahead of Bedford & County AC
Conditions were sunny and hot.
BALA MIDDLE DISTANCE TRIATHLON, SUNDAY 3rd JUNE 2007
BRANDON FOREST HALF MARATHON TRAIL RACE, MONDAY 28th MAY 2007
Personal Best for Daniel Reagan
There were five Ely Runners amongst the 228 finishers competing on a gently undulating two lap course of three loops of forest tracks. Official results:
17th Daniel Reagan 1:28:47 PB
72nd Alan Rutterford 1:41:22
103rd John Turner 1:46:51
128th Emma Greaves 1:50:26
137th John Crawford 1:51:17
Conditions were unusual for May, being cold (7 degrees C) with continuous rainfall and windy on exposed parts of the course.
YORK CITY PARK ORIENTEERING RACE, MONDAY 28th MAY 2007
Robert Campbell 1st MV35
Ely Runner Robert Campbell finished 9th overall (1st MV35) in 29:41 for the 5.4k course which took orienteers around the Snickleways and streets of the centre of York - on a busy Bank Holiday Monday!. The race was won in 26.08 by Finish international orienteer, Mats Haldin, with GB Internationals, Murray Strain & Neil Northrop in close 2nd & 3rd.
EDINBURGH MARATHON, SUNDAY 27th MAY 2007
Two Ely Runners were amongst the 3,585 finishers competing on a flat and scenic course which doubled back on itself to finish at Musselborough racecourse.
278th Stephen Howard 3:16:28
3,398th Arlene Heynes 5:36:52 1st marathon, 1st race as an Ely Runner
Conditions were cool and very wet before the start but the rain eased off during the early miles. However, there was a strong 15 mph headwind for the first 16.5 miles.
The combination of quite a high entry fee, travel and accommodation made this an expensive race to enter but it has a potentially very fast course, given ideal conditions. It also has friendly support from the crowds and a good finish venue on the racecourse.
NATIONAL THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE, WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY 2007
|Start||Ben Nevis Base (Glen Nevis)||06:20||Ascent Time||02:10|
|Ben Nevis Summit||08:30||Descent Time||01:40|
|Ben Nevis Base||10:10||Peak Time||03:50|
|Ben Nevis Depart Time||10:25|
|Scafell Arrival time||15:05||Drive time||04:40|
|Scafell Pike Base (Seathwaite)||15:20||Ascent Time||02:40|
|Scafell Pike Summit||18:00||Descent Time||03:30|
|Scafell Pike Base (Seathwaite)||21:30||Peak Time||06:10|
|Scafell Depart Time||21:35|
|Snowdon Arrival time||01:20||Drive time||03:45|
|Snowdon Base (Pen-y-Pass)||01:25||Ascent Time||02:05|
|Snowdon Summit||03:30||Descent Time||02:00|
|End||Snowdon Base (Llanberis)||05:30||Peak Time||04:05|
MAGOG DOWN 5 MILE+ TRAIL RUN, CAMBRIDGE, SUNDAY 20th MAY 2007
Two Ely Runners were amongst the xxx finishers on this two lap undulating course of firm tracks around Magog Down. Results so far:
6th/7th? Peter Gipp 33:00 ? watch time
??th Rebecca Mosley 48:32 ? watch time
Conditions were quite hot and sunny with a light breeze.
DEEPINGS ROTARY 10K, DEEPING ST JAMES, SUNDAY 20th MAY 2007
Personal best and 3rd MV50 for Graham Chapman
Improving Ely Runner Graham Chapman was 31st of 201 finishers in a personal best time (by 29 secs) of 40:12. Conditions for the flat course of rural roads was quite hot with hazy sunshine.
ROSS PEERS EAST CAMBS HALF MARATHON, SOHAM, SUNDAY 20th MAY 2007
Nicola Bramley 3rd Woman
Personal bests for Stephen Pettit and Rachel Roberts
Ely Runners 2nd Team
There were 16 Ely Runners amongst the 137 finishers competing on a mainly level course around the periphery of Soham Mere to Wicken and back along the A1123 to Soham. Official results:
7th Alfredo Verna 1:23:32
9th Adam Etches 1:24:55
10th Stephen Pettit 1:25:11 PB
15th Maurice Reed 1:28:18
19th Daniel Regan 1:30:20
25th Charlie Barker 1:34:00
34th Peter Harris 1:36:30
40th Nicola Bramley 1:38:30 3rd woman
46th Natalle Coles 1:41:02
65th John Turner 1:45:51
70th Rachel Roberts 1:46:48 PB
83rd Fraser Badcock 1:50:06 1st race for Ely Runners
84th John Crawford 1:50:51
89th Michael Butler 1:51:38
100th Simon Bottomley 2:01:38 1st 1/2 marathon
126th Jonathan Sykes 2:21:25 1st race for Ely Runners
Newmarket Joggers were 1st team (8 points), ahead of Ely Runners (26 points).
Conditions were quite hot with mainly hazy sunshine and a light breeze
Full results are attached (with category winners) or at http://www.woor.co.uk/rosspeerssports/Results.jpg and
photographs available at > PHOTOS > Recent Photos
EASTERN REGION CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR DISABLED PEOPLE, IPSWICH, SATURDAY 19th MAY 2007
Gold medal in 1500m and 3rd in 3000m for Stuart Mitchell
Fifteen year old Ely Runner Stuart Mitchell was rewarded for his enthusiastic training by winning the 1,500m in 7:13:09 and achieving 3rd place in the 3,000m in 16:01:03. Conditions were challenging for track running, being windy, sunny and bright.
MOORS VALLEY 10K, RINGWOOD, HAMPSHIRE, SUNDAY 13th MAY 2007
Ely Runner Daniel Regan finished an impressive 8th place of 186 finishers in 40:20. The flat but scenic multi-terrain course was around Moors Valley Country Park. Conditions were very wet.
EYE 10K ROAD RACE, PETERBOROUGH, SUNDAY 13th MAY 2007
Birgitta Bramley 1st FV50 in club FV50 10k record
Personal bests for Simon Jackson, Graham Chapman, and Tony Robinson
There were 16 Ely Runners amongst the 477 finishers in this popular local (CRRL) race held on an almost level course of mainly rural roads but including about 1km of firm off-road tracks. Official results:
33rd Adam Etches 38:30 after 6m warm-up!
43rd Ian Day 39:03 3rd MV35
48th Peter Gipp 39:36 3rd MV45
55th Simon Jackson 39:49 PB by 1:09
58th Maurice Reed 40:07
71st Graham Chapman 40:41 PB
83rd Paul Needham 41:07
94th Charlie Barker 41:41 3rd MV55
111th Peter Harris 42:14 MV55 PB by 5:20
141st Birgitta Bramley 43:37 1st FV50, club FV50 10k record
165th John Turner 44:40 3rd MV60, MV60 PB
180th Steven Hardwick 45:09 1st race for Ely Runners
208th Natalle Coles 46:06 after 6m warm-up!
217th Tony Robinson 46:36 PB by 4:16
380th Breeda O'Leary 55:18
403rd Rebecca Mosley 56:28 1st 10k, 1st race for Ely Runners
Conditions were quite good, being mild, drizzly and breezy.
Photographs at > PHOTOS > Recent Photos
ASHDON SCHOOL 3K FUN RUN, HAVERHILL, MONDAY 7th MAY 2007
Ely Runner Eric Drury was 68th of 193 finishers in 15:13. Conditions were warm and a bit humid.
25th HERITAGE RUN/WALK, THORPENESS, SUNDAY 6th MAY 2007
Win for John Crisp!
Ely Runner John Crisp was 1st of about 80 runners on a course of about 5.75 miles which included sandy tracks, styles, woodland paths and short sections of road. John's wife Helen and her parents walked the course. The weather was good for running, being cool and breezy.
GREAT EAST ANGLIA RUN, KING'S LYNN, SUNDAY 6th MAY 2007
Personal bests for Craig Holgate, Stephen Pettit, Kevin Fox, Rachel Roberts, Emma Greaves, Angela Chapman, Mary Gates, and Samantha Collins-Shirley
Ely Runners 4th women's team.
There were 15 Ely Runners amongst the 1,509 finishers in this 2nd annual race around the historic streets of King's Lynn. This course for this well organised event was almost level but included quite a few turns.
Men (946 finished)
8th Craig Holgate 34:26 PB
54th Stephen Pettit 38:16 PB
91st Maurice Reed 40:15
93rd Kevin Fox 40:15 PB
104th Charlie Barker 41:08
113th Ray Harding 41:48
119th Paul Needham 41:31
875th Eric Drury 1:06:00
Women (563 finished)
25th Rachel Roberts 45:48 PB
35th Emma Greaves 48:08 PB by 2:00
51st Angela Chapman 49:19 PB by 4:14
63rd Mary Gates 50:13 PB by 2:10
143rd Breeda O'Leary 54:58
147th Samantha Collins-Shirley 55:10 PB by 3:39
186th Julie Foreman 57:02
In the team event, Ely Runners women's team were 4th of 19 club teams and the men's team were 7th of 29 club teams.
Ely Runner Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle was Race Director. His daughter Claire was 24th in a chip time of 46:12.
Ely Runner Richard Handoll was Course Director.
Conditions were cool to mild and with a blustery wind in exposed places.
NEWMARKET HEATH 6K, THURSDAY 3rd MAY 2007
Two Ely Runners were amongst the 173 finishers on this undulating course of sandy, grassy and stony tracks. Offical results:
58th Peter Harris 23:18
134th Heidi Fochtmann 27:37
Conditions were dry and pleasantly cool for running.
EASTERN VETERANS AC ROAD RELAYS, HEMMINGFORDS, ST IVES, SUNDAY 29th APRIL 2007
Ely Runners 1st MV45 (4 x 3k) and 2nd FV35 (3 x 3k) teams
Several club records achieved
Ely Runners had two teams in this 3k per stage road relay race on an almost level course. Official results:
MV45+ 1st team
John Turner 12:44 club MV60 record
Peter Harris 11:48 club MV55 record until broken by Charlie Barker!
Charlie Barker 11:38 club MV55 record
Graham Chapman 11:32 club MV50 record
FV35+ 2nd team
Mary Gates 14:30 club FV40 record
Emma Greaves 13:03
Rachel Roberts 12:32 club FV35 record
Conditions were good, being cool and breezy
BRECKLAND 10K ROAD RACE, CROXTON, THETFORD, SUNDAY 29th APRIL 2007
Personal best for Daniel Regan
Two Ely Runners were amongst the 341 finishers on a gently undulating course of rural forest roads.
34th Daniel Regan 40.01 PB
249th Colin Doak 56.18
Conditions were hot and sunny
SHAKESPEARE MARATHON, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, SUNDAY 29th APRIL 2007
Personal best by over 12 minutes for Simon Jackson
Ely Runner Simon Jackson was 115th of 856 runners in a chip time of £:29:54, a PB by 12:01. The course was a mile loop of Stratford-upon-Avon centre and then two laps of rural roads with attractive villages. The last six miles were along a disused straight railway line and became rather tedious. Conditions were reasonably good being warm with cloud cover and a gentle breeze but intermittent sunshine made running uncomfortable.
SPARTA MAIN STREET 5K FESTIVAL RUN, NEW JERSEY, USA, SATURDAY 28th APRIL 2007
Torsten Lytken 3rd MV40-45
Ely Runner Torsten Lytken was 22nd of 276 male finishers in 19:42. He was 13th of 137 male vets on an age graded (69.3%) basis and 3rd of 50 in the MV40-45 category. The course consisted of a loop around the main street with a gentle 100 ft descent/ascent in the first/last halves of the race. Torsten's colleague Steve Ryan was 2nd by a second from the winner. Conditions were mild, clear and sunny.
CHASE THE TRAIN, BURE VALLEY RAILWAY, AYLESHAM TO HOVETON, SUNDAY 22nd APRIL 2007
Natalle Coles 3rd Senior Woman
Two Ely Runners were amongst the 123 finishers in this inaugural race of 8.9 miles on the scenic footpath alongside the 15" gauge Bure Valley Railway. After the race, the runners returned to Aylesham by steam hauled train. Official results:
7th Adam Etches 55:51
52nd Natalle Coles 1:08:38 3rd Senior Woman
Conditions were sunny and warm.
LONDON MARATHON, SUNDAY 22nd APRIL 2007
Fine run by Ian Day in hot conditions
Personal best for Stephen Tovey by over 7 minutes
There were 14 Ely Runners amongst the record number of finishers (35,674 by 6:45 pm from nearly 37,000 registrations) competing on an almost level course from Blackheath/Greenwich Park via Tower Bridge, around the Isle of Dogs and along the Embankment to Westminster and the finish in the Mall. Official (chip time) results:
768th man Ian Day 2:58:52 219th M35 qualified 2008 (sub 3:00 M35)
1,086th man Glyn Loveday 3:05:07 289th M35
1,395th man John Crisp 3:09:25 345th M35
1,795th man Stephen Howard 3:14:45 406th M40 qualified 2008 (sub 3:15 M40)
3,039th man Alfredo Verna 3:28:04 423rd M45
3,355th man Stephen Tovey 3:30:29 628th M30 PB by 0:7:24
727th woman Nicola Bramley 3:41:10 65th W45 qualified 2008 (sub 3:45 W45)
5,882th man Hugh Burton 3:49:46 1,184th M35 1st marathon
8,568th man Michael Butler 4:06:06 1,655th M40
10,088th man Peter Gipp 4:15:23 1,280th M45
4,105th woman Margaret Bracewell 4:41:12 835th W30 1st marathon
15,423rd man John Turner 4:45:00 263rd M60
4,845th woman Lisa Redman 4:50:32 976th W30 1st marathon
18,957th man Simon Bottomley 5:08:46 3,605th M35 1st marathon
Conditions were sunny and hot (23 decrees C) for April and more so on exposed roads which trapped heat. The organisation was excellent and extra water stations were available.
BOSTON, MARATHON, USA, SUNDAY 15th APRIL 2007
Two Ely Runners were amongst over 20,000 finishers on fantastic course through beautiful New England villages, with the famous heart break hill at 21 miles! Times were slow due to the conditions which although mild were rainy and windy. Official results:
2,316th Torsten Lytken 3:13:24
11,919th Keith Mitchell 3:55:29
The difficult conditions did not dilute the feeling of being carried through the whole race by supporters and an astonishing support and logistics operation.
The men's winning time (Robert K Cheruiyot, 2:14:13) was the slowest since 1977 and the first women was Lidiya Grigoryeva in 2:29:18.
L' EUROFOULEE 10KM ROAD RACE, PARK DE LOISIRS DES BORDES LE LOIRE, ANDREZIEUX-BOUTHEON, ST ETIENNE, FRANCE, SUNDAY 15th APRIL 2007
Four Ely Runners (3 from Soham and 1 from Lt Downham) travelled to Andrezieux-Boutheon in the Loire region of France to represent Soham Twinning Association's team following an invitation by the Mayor of Andrexieuz which is twinned with Soham and villages in Germany, Italy and Portugal.
On a very warm and sunny day with little wind, the four Ely Runners made good progress in the field of 422 finishers. The course was flat and consisted of two laps of the park, lakes, chateau and local sewerage disposal site! The route was mostly road with some shale/grit in places where it was unsealed. The runners were accompanied by the local oom-pah band who wore glorious costumes. After the race there was a long presentation ceremony and a picnic for the organisers and invited guests. Official results:
102nd Graham Chapman 41:30
105th John Crisp 41:32
274th Ian Blatchford 49:32
328th Lisa Redman 53:26
FLITWICK 10K ROAD RACE, SUNDAY 15th APRIL 2007
Three Ely Runners were amonst the 757 finsihers in this well-organised road race. Offical results:
77th Daniel Regan 41:17
81st Kevin Fox 41:28
85th Maurice Reed 41:34
The tough course was on a loop of undulating roads around Flitwick and surrounding villages.
Hot conditions made it a challenging event.
SUDBURY 5 MILES FUN RUN ROAD RACE, GOOD FRIDAY, 6th APRIL 2007
Rachel Roberts 1st FV35 in club record time
Ely Runner Rachel Roberts was 95th (1st FV35) of 398 finishers in 36:51, breaking her own club FV35 record for 5m by 47 seconds. The course was gently undulating except for a steady climb from 3 to 4 miles. Conditions were pleasantly sunny with a light breeze.
BUNGAY BLACK DOG HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY 1st APRIL 2007
Two Ely Runners were among the 445 finishers competing on an undulating rural 13.1 mile loop around the scenic Waveney Valley between Bungay and Beccles. Official results
36th Adam Etches 1:34:00
105th Natalle Coles 1:44:36
Conditions were bright, sunny and breezy.
OAKLEY 20 MILE ROAD RACE, BEDFORD, SUNDAY 1st APRIL 2007
Ely Runners 1st Team!
Personal bests for John Crisp, Steve Tovey, Peter Bovill and Michael Butler
There were 6 Ely Runners amongst the 740 finishers in this popular London Marathon preparation race on an undulating course. Official results:
10th Ian Day 2:07:39 4th MV35
15th John Crisp 2:09:28 PB by 8:44
73rd Steve Tovey 2:22:58 PB by 6:52
152nd Peter Bovill 2:33:14 PB
324th Michael Butler 2:50:43 PB by 18:44
605th Margaret Bracewell 3:20:59 1st 20m
Ely Runners Ian Day, John Crisp and Steve Tovey won the team event in this tough and prestigious race.
Conditions were bright and sunny with occasional strong headwinds.
Last updated 07/10/2007