Results - July 07 to Sept 07 (Most Recent First)
Updated 18/01/2008 15:52:30
ING NYC MARATHON 18 MILE TUNE-UP, NEW YORK, USA, SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2007
Ely Runner Torsten Lytken finished 178th (26th MV40) of 3,523 runners in a net time of 2:09:46 in this New York Marathon preparation event. It was a glorious autumn morning for the 7:00 am start, being, clear and crisp, with the sun slowly rising and reflecting in the buildings surrounding Central Park.
FOLKESTONE ROTARY HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2007
Ely Runner Glyn Loveday was 8th of 612 finishers in 1:19:50. Despite his good position and time, he thought it was not a good run due to feeling heavy legged and a fairly strong headwind from 7 to 12 miles.
FELIXSTOWE HALF MARATHON (SUFFOLK COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS), SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2007
Ian Day 3rd Senior Man in Suffolk County Championships in club MV35 record and personal best times
Three Ely Runners were amongst the 455 finishers on a course which included 2 miles of promenade strewn with sand and shingle after a freak storm on Thursday. Official results:
9th Ian Day 1:18:16 3rd Suffolk Senior Man, club MV35 record, PB
62nd Graham Chapman 1:31:39
227th Jonathan Sykes 1:49:50 10 mins faster than in Grunty Fen on 9.09.07
Conditions were perfect being mild and sunny with little wind.
GREAT NORTH RUN HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2007
Two Ely Runners were amongst the 35,000 or so runners in this popular event. John Crisp qualified to start just behind the elite men and finished 187th in 1:20:17, only 3 few seconds slower than his personal best. Steven Hardwick finished 3,776th in 1:44:30. Conditions were good, being mild and sunny with little wind.
ADMIRAL SWANSEA BAY 10K, SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2007
Ely Runner FV45 Nicola Hector was 549th of 2,696 finishers in a chip time of 45:17. Her daughter Hannah was 2,246th 1:02:51. The course overlooked the picturesque Swansea Bay.
CHARIOTS OF FIRE RELAY, CAMBRIDGE, SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2007
Several Ely Runners were in some of the 379 teams competing in this 6 x 1.7 mile relay race around the Backs and centre of Cambridge. Known results:
23rd 1:06:54 Balsham Buildings Ltd: stage 1 Adam Etches 9:50, stage 2 Peter Gipp 9:30
53rd 1:11:04 South Cambs District Council A: 1st stage Peter Harris 10:22
65th 1:12:26 Moore or Less Downing College: 2nd stage Mary Gates 12:25
97th 1:15:30 Paradise Centre: Susanne Saalau, Lisa Redman ran
Conditions were warm and sunny
DISS 15 MILE ROAD RACE, SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2007
CANCER RESEARCH UK 10k, SANDRINGHAM, NORFOLK, SUNDAY 23rd, SEPTEMBER 2007
ROUND NORFOLK RELAY, 193 MILES IN 17 STAGES, SATURDAY 15th/SUNDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2007
Ely Runners National Association of Running Clubs Long Distance Relay Champions, Best Small Club, 3rd overall of 50 teams, and 3rd in Open Class.
Ian Day fastest on stage 2 in record time
A team of 17 Ely Runners completed this spectacular and continuous two day mixed terrain relay race, around the periphery of Norfolk, heaped in glory with trophies and medals for being 3rd of 50 teams, 3rd in their tough Open Class, ARC National Champions, and Best Small Club. Ian Day was awarded for running the tough off-road 2nd stage of 14.06 miles in the fastest time of 1:26:12 which was also an event record.
Ely Runners' team ran the 193.06 miles in 21 hours 34 minutes 13 seconds, an amazing 6:42 per mile pace, and nearly 29 minutes ahead of their predicted schedule! The race started and finished in King's Lynn.
The club congratulates and thanks all the Ely Runners and their helpers involved in their team and the race organisation, especially: Team Manager Alan Rutterford and his assistants Rachel Roberts, Julie Foreman and Karen Rowe; RNR Chairman and Race Director Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle for (again) organising the event; Rod Baron (Web Master) for managing the entries and results; and Richard Handoll (Course Director), for his work on the course.
Official Ely Runners results:
Three Ely Runners joined other teams to help them complete the relay and they performed as follows:
Emma Greaves ran for "Great Yarmouth and District AC All Sorts" (team 38) Stage 12 (18.37 miles) in 2:34:56 (41st , 4th in age category - age graded 60.92%). This result is commendable because Emma was up against some of the best runners in the other teams. The stage is run in the middle of the night.
Chris Bower ran for "Pink and Blacks" (2nd in the Casual Class) (Team 45) stage 10 (15.08 miles) in 2:00:45 (33rd - 16th in age category, age graded 57.61%). Chris felt he'd done better than he expected.
Heidi Fochtmann ran for "Fetch Every One too" (Team 22). They came last in the Casual class. Heidi ran stage 7 (9.24 miles) in 1:34:51 and was 48th; 6th in her age category (age graded 47.94%)
Conditions were good, being warm and sunny during the day and pleasantly cool for running at night.
ROBIN HOOD FESTIVAL MARATHON & HALF MARATHON, NOTTINGHAM, SUNDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2007
Marathon personal bests for Simon Bottomley and Fraser Badcock
Ely Runners were among the finishers in both events with positions and chip times as follows:
Half Marathon (6,507 finishers)
1,085th Ian Green 1:44:31
2,512th Michael Butler 1:56:36
Marathon (1,059 finishers)
724th Simon Bottomley 4:27:00 PB by 41:46
753rd Fraser Badcock 4:30:04 PB by 21:00
The first half of the course was hillier and tougher than expected, particularly as the weather was very warm. Due to the large field, the route was a bit congested during the early stages but thinned out in the second half. It also became mainly flat and easier to obtain a steady pace. During the last third of the full marathon, the wind increased to make running more difficult, especially around the exposed rowing lake. Overall they enjoyed this well organised race and recommend it to other club members.
GRUNTY FEN HALF MARATHON, WITCHFORD, ELY, SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2007
Paul Needham National ARC MV50 Champion
Ely Runners 1st Team overall and 2nd team in ARC National Championship
Personal bests for Graham Chapman, Margaret Bracewell, Julie Foreman and Emily Knight
Twelve Ely Runners were amongst the 536 finishers competing on a course of two eccentric loops around Grunty Fen. Official positions and chip times:
12th Ian Day 1:20:00
16th John Crisp 1:21:30
55th Simon Jackson 1:29:05
61st Paul Needham 1:30:11 1st ARC MV50
67th Graham Chapman 1:30:47 3rd ARC MV50 PB
259th Stephen Hardwick 1:48:15
771st Claire Law 1:59:00
373rd Jonathan Sykes 1:59:08
397th Margaret Bracewell 2:00:01 PB
467th Julie Foreman 2:08:54 PB
516th Emily Knight 2:22:56 PB
Second claim Ely Runner Alex Tate (running for his first claim club Muddy Mucky Munkeys) was 7th in 1:17:26
Ely Runners Men's Team (4 score) were 1st team overall and 2nd team in the ARC Championships.
Conditions were hotter than forecast, slightly humid and with little wind.
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KEVIN HENRY 5K LEAGUE, HAVERHILL, THURSDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2007
League win for Rachel Robert's 2nd claim team
Ely Runner Rachel Roberts was 12th of 38 women in 22:03 in this final race of the series. The course was mainly uphill for 2 km and steadily downhill for the last 1.5k. In the League competition, her 2nd claim team (Cambridge & Coleridge AC) were 1st men's team, 2nd women's team, and 1st team overall. Conditions were pleasantly warm and dry.
ASSEMBLY LEAGUE 2.9 MILES, BECKENHAM, SOUTH LONDON, THURSDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2007
Ely Runner Stephen Howard ran for the Stock Exchange team in the final race of this summer series. He finished 30th out of 191 runners in 16' 32". The undulating course wound around the leafy suburban streets of Beckenham. He found the early stages were a bit chaotic as the mass of runners jostled for limited space around spectators cars but these thinned out as the race progressed. The race had a testing, long uphill straight for the final half mile. Conditions were good, being overcast mild and still.
WELWYN GARDEN CITY 10 MILE ROAD RACE, SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2007
Club MV35 record and personal best for Glyn Loveday
Ely Runner Glyn Loveday was 7th of 414 runners in a club MV35 and PB official time of 58:54. The course consisted of mainly paths and cycleways and included numerous underpasses and tight turns. Conditions were reasonable although hot and blustery at times.
WISSEY HALF MARATHON, OXBOROUGH, SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2007
Stephen Howard 1st MV40 in EVAC Championship
Two Ely Runners were amongst the 229 finishers in an event which included the Easter Veterans AC Championships. The undulating rural course had a long hill at 8-9 miles. Official results:
18th Stephen Howard 1:25:43 5th MV 40, 4th EVAC overall, 1st EVAC MV40, course PB
46th Graham Chapman 1:32:20 5th MV 50
Conditions were initially quite windy and overcast followed by warm sunshine.
THE BEAST, CORFE CASTLE, DORSET, SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2007
There were 5 Ely Runners amongst the 480 finishers. The race started and finished in a meadow adjacent to the famous ruined castle and the (approx) 14 miles course was a picturesque mix of fields, footpaths (including part of the Purbeck way) and coastal paths along the Purbeck cliffs. It was hilly throughout and included three significant climbs, two of which were tough climbs up very steep steps to the cliff tops. Official results:
109th Daniel Regan 1:50:01
129th Simon Jackson 1:51:55
131st Stephen Tovey 1:52:00
153rd Charlie Barker 1:54:44
332nd Emma Greaves 2:18:36
Conditions were overcast with sunny intervals and breezy on the coast.
SANDAL CASTLE 10K, WAKEFIELD, SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2007
Ely Runner Ian Day was 10th of 615 finishers in 38:30. The hilly multi-terrain course was only 5% on paths, the rest being on trail, rough meadow, parkland and fields. In a few places it was single file and impossible to overtake. The biggest climb was up to the 12th century Sandal Castle summit from which there were clear views across the Pennines. Conditions were tough and the weather sunny and very windy. The faster runners thought the course was about 2:30 slower than a road 10k.
2nd ELY TRIATHLON, THE KING'S SCHOOL, ELY, SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2007
Peter Gipp and Natalle Coles fastest male/female
There were 20 teams started in this event which comprised a 400 swim, 12k bike ride, and a cross country run of about 5.1k by Ely Runners. Peter Gipp was the fastest male runner in 17:54 and Natalle Coles was the fastest female runner in 21:27. Conditions for the two lap course of grassy tracks and playing fields were warm, sunny and windy. Overall results are attached and Ely Runners' times for the 5.1k run were:
Peter Gipp 17:54 Fastest male
John Crisp 17:58
Stephen Pettit 18:16
Adam Etches 19:52
Steve Barker 19:55
Peter Harris 20:18 3rd team runner
Keith Mitchell 20:35
William Wilson 21:24
Natalle Coles 21:27 Fastest female
Alan Rutterford 22:15
Tony Robinson 22:43 2nd team runner
Rachel Roberts 22:54 1st team runner
Mick Butler 23:45
Melanie Fisher 23:59
John Turner 24:09
Simon Bottomley 24:35
Lisa Redman 24:41
Emily Knight 28:24
Stuart Mitchell 31:07
Conditions were warm and sunny.
The Ely Runners team was organised by members Adam Etches and Natalle Coles.
NENE VALLEY 5K ROAD RACE, FERRY MEADOWS, PETERBOROUGH, WEDNESDAY 29th AUGUST 2007
Peter Harris 3rd MV55 in club MV55 record time
Club FV35 record and personal best for Rachel Roberts
There were 3 Ely Runners amongst the 163 finishers in this Cambs AA County Championship and Cambs Road Race League event. The almost level course was on parkland roads and tarmac paths at Ferry Meadows. Official results:
58th Darren Murfitt 19:34 7th MV40
67th Peter Harris 19:53 3rd MV55, MV55 club record
97th Rachel Roberts 21:55 5th FV35, FV35 club record, PB
Conditions were ideal being pleasantly cool with only a light breeze.
GRIMSTHORPE CASTLE 10K, BOURNE, MONDAY 27th AUGUST 2007
Ely Runner John Crisp was 11th of over 300 finishers in 38:19 on a hilly, mixed terrain course of rough grass, stone paths and tarmac estate roads. Conditions were pleasantly warm, sunny and breezy.
WROXHAM 5K SERIES (3rd RACE), WEDNESDAY 22nd AUGUST 2007
Graham Chapman 2nd MV50
Ely Runner Graham Chapman was 55th (2nd MV50-54) of 265 finishers in 19:05.
RACE THE TRAIN, TYWYN, WALES, SATURDAY 18th AUGUST 2007
Ian Day & John Crisp beat the Train
Two Ely Runners were amongst the 689 finishers in this popular race to beat a train on the historic Talyllyn narrow-gauge steam railway which runs from the mid Wales coast at Tywyn up into the hills to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol via Dolgoch Falls. The 14.75 miles course was out and back over multiple terrain which involved negotiating steep ascents and descents, severe cambers, narrow sheep tracks, wooded tracks and rough meadows. The return route, which crosses the face of the hillside, was particularly difficult with steep ascents and descents on narrow and very muddy footpaths. Due to frequent rainfall, the route was slippery and in places unstable. Ian Day finished in an exceptional 11th place in 1:35:37 and John Crisp was 34th in 1:41:39. Both runners comfortably beat the train which (with stops) took 1:48 between its departure and arrival whistles. The only Ely Runner to have previously beaten the train was Kevin Ross in 2000 when he finished 115th in 1:44:45, a mere 26 seconds ahead of the train.
Official results and photos see www.racethetrain.com
KEVIN HENRY LEAGUE 5K, NEWMARKET, THURSDAY 9th AUGUST 2007
Ely Runner Rachel Roberts was 12th of 35 females in 22:37. Conditions were quite pleasant, being warm and still.
HOLKHAM HALL MIXED TERRAIN 10K, NORFOLK, SUNDAY 5th AUGUST 1007
Ely Runner Charlie Barker was 34th out of 191 finishers in a time of 42:22 on an undulating course, starting and finishing close to the Hall. The winning time was 33:39 by a City of Norwich runner.
Conditions were difficult, being the hottest day of the year with 31C in the shade.
EASTERN VETS AC 5K ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS, CAMBRIDGE, SUNDAY 5th AUGUST 2007
Peter Harris 1st MV 55, Rachel Roberts 3rd FV35, John Fordham 3rd MV70, Peter Gipp 3rd MV45 & Stephen Howard 3rd MV40
Stephen Howard, Peter Gipp and Maurice Reed 1st male team
Club records for Peter Gipp, John Fordham and Rachel Roberts
There were 7 veteran Ely Runners amongst the 52 finishers who competed on a gently sloping loop from Cambridge via Granchester. Official results:
7th Stephen Howard 18:18.1 3rd MV40 & 1st male team
9th Peter Gipp 18:44.5 3rd MV45 & 1st male team, club MV45 record
15th Maurice Reed 19:59.8 1st male team
19th Peter Harris 20:41.8 1st MV55
20th Paul Needham 20:53.9
38th Rachel Roberts 23:24.8 3rd FV35 club FV35 record
50th John Fordham 30:28.9 3rd MV70, club MV70 record
Conditions were difficult, being the hottest day of the year.
HARLOW 10 MILES ROAD RACE, SUNDAY 5th AUGUST 2007
Ian Day 3rd Senior (-40) Man
Personal best for Stephen Pettit
Two Ely Runners were amongst the 370 finishers who competed on an undulating course of cycleway and footpaths. Official results:
5th Ian Day 1:00:02 3rd Sn (-40) Man
25th Stephen Pettit 1:04:43 PB, 9th MV40
Conditions were difficult, being the hottest day of the year.
WIBBLY WOBBLY LOG JOG, BRANDON FOREST, 5 MILES CROSS-COUNTRY, FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST 2007
Alex Tate 1st (2nd claim)
Peter Gipp 1st MV45
Personal bests (XC) for 9 members
There were 14 Ely Runners amongst the 292 finishers in this popular race of 5 miles of undulating forest tracks. Official results:
1st Alex Tate 28:16 (2nd claim for Ely Runners and running for Muddy Mucky Munkeys)
6th Peter Gipp 29:59 (1st MV45)
19th Daniel Regan 33:05 XC PB
23rd Stephen Tovey 33:54 XC PB
30th Darren Murfitt 34:35
36th Simon Jackson 35:21 XC PB
81st Rachel Roberts 39:01
100th Emma Greaves 40:37 XC PB
118th Lisa Redman 42:13 XC PB
133rd Angela Chapman 43:14 XC PB
168th Siobhan Palmer 45:04 XC PB
182nd Margaret Bracewell 45:47 XC PB
191st Julie Foreman 46:22
225th Emily Knight 49:06 XC PB
Conditions were warm and dry.
ASSEMBLY LEAGUE 3.5 MILES, VICTORIA PARK, LONDON, THURSDAY 2nd AUGUST 2007
Ely Runner Stephen Howard ran for the Stock Exchange team and finished 35th out of about 200 runners in 20:25. The flat course on tarmac paths around Victoria Park consisted of one large and one small loop. Conditions were good being overcast and cool with no wind.
STAMFORD 5K ROAD RACE, WEDNESDAY 1st AUGUST 2007
Club record and personal best for Ian Day
Ely Runner Ian was 12th of 182 finishers in 16:48, a club MV35 record and PB. Conditions were near perfect.
EASTERN VETS AC TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE, CHELMSFORD, WEDNESDAY 1st AUGUST 2007
Rachel Roberts 2nd FV35 in 3,000m and 3rd FV35 in 800m
Ely Runner Rachel Roberts (competing for her 1st claim T&F club C&C) achieved the following results:
800m 4th of 12 2:52.1 (3rd FV35)
3,000m 3rd of 7 13:23.9 (2nd FV35)
Conditions were good for track running, being warm with a slight breeze
ST IVES 10K ROAD RACE, SUNDAY 22nd JULY 2007
Ian Day 1st MV35 in personal best time
Alfredo Verna 2nd MV45, Craig Holgate 3rd Senior Man, & Peter Harris 3rd MV55
Personal bests for Melanie Fisher and Lisa Redman
Ely Runners 3rd Men's Team
There were 8 Ely Runners amongst the 466 finishers competing over a gently undulating course. Official results:
7th Craig Holgate 35:08 3rd SM
8th Ian Day 35:41 1st MV35, PB by 0:08
27th Alfredo Verna 37:42 2nd MV45
61st Graham Chapman 40:37 4th MV50
93rd Peter Harris 42:34 3rd MV55
150th Alan Rutterford 45:46
215th Melanie Fisher 48:36 PB by 1:56
269th Lisa Redman 51:18 PB by 2:32
In the team event, Ely Runners' men (4 score) were 3rd of 20 teams.
Conditions were sunny and warm, with a moderate wind.
WANDLEBURY 5 MILE TRAIL RACE, CAMBRIDGE, SUNDAY 22nd JULY 2007
John Crisp 2nd
Ely Runner John Crisp finished 2nd of about 90 runners in 30:07 on a gently undulating two lap course of woodland paths. His wife Helen took part in the 2.5m Fun Run.
Conditions were warm sunny.
WPC RUN/BIKE FOREST CHALLENGE, MAYDAY FIELD, BRANDON FOREST, FRIDAY 20th JULY 2007
Overall win for Peter Gipp and Stephen Pettit
Adam Etches and Natalle Coles 3rd Mixed Team
This evening race was for teams of two (men, women, or mixed) comprising one runner and one cyclist, swapping on and off the bike as often they liked, provided they kept within 10 metres of each other and finished together. The 11.85 miles course had two equal laps on good quality forest tracks. The race was inspired by the Australian pro-cyclist Allan Peiper who participated in such events following his move to Belgium.
Both Ely Runners' teams enjoyed this novel event. The cyclist was able to encourage the runner and the team had to make strategic decisions about when and how often to swap over. Peter Gipp particularly put in an awesome display of forest running. Official results are on http://www.runbikeevents.com/ and for Ely Runners as follows:
1st Peter Gipp & Stephen Pettit 1:08:46 1st Male Team
9th Adam Etches & Natalle Coles 1:16:25 3rd Mixed Team
The temperature was reasonably cool (following earlier heavy rain) and the tracks in ideal condition for running.
NAPLES-NEW YORK PARK TO PARK 10K, CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK, USA, SATURDAY 14th JULY 2007
Ely Runner Torsten Lytken was 196th (AG 67.4%) of nearly 5,000 finishers in 42:09 despite being caught amongst slower runners until about 5k. He enjoyed the race, held on gently undulating roads around the scenic Central Park, and recommends it to other members. The winner's time was 31:38. Conditions were described as mild (83F!) and gloriously sunny without any wind.
LORD MAYOR'S 5K, NORWICH CITY CENTRE, SATURDAY 14th JULY 2007
Two Ely Runners finish in elite field
Ian Day and Graham Chapman were amongst about 100 time qualified (sub 20 minutes) starters and 75 finishers in this prestigious evening race which preceded the Lord Mayor's procession. It was watched by over 50,000 people providing an atmosphere described as being even more electric than the London Marathon. The race field included Ely New Year's Eve 10k winners Guy Amos (2003 & 2005) and Rob Joy (2004 & 2006, and Welsh international Chris Davies. Runners who did not complete the first lap of two laps in 10 minutes were asked to leave the field by the race referee. Also, about 20 runners dropped out voluntarily. Official results:
30th Ian Day 17:20
67th Graham Chapman 19:19
It was a considerable achievement and a measure of his current form that 50 year old Graham Chapman competed in this race. The 1st man was 2006 winner Mark Miles (Belgrave Harriers) in 14:34 and his wife Emma Miles was 1st woman in 16:47. Guy Amos (City of Norwich AC) was 1st veteran in 16:26.
The prizes were presented by former international and race record (14:11 in 2000) holder Paul Evans who recently conducted a training session for Ely Runners.
Conditions for the undulating course, which included two roundabouts on each lap, were hot and humid.
ELY RUNNERS STRAIGHT MILE HANDICAP, QUANEY DROVE, ELY, THURSDAY 12th JULY 2007
Natalle Coles wins lady's handicap, fastest lady (for 3rd successive year), and best age related awards
Kevin Jennings recovers from severe road accident to be 1st man
Glyn Loveday fastest man in PB time
Peter Gipp best age related man
New club straight mile records for Glyn Loveday (MV35), Graham Chapman (MV50), Peter Harris (MV55), and Breeda O'Leary (FV45)
21 members achieve personal bests for a straight mile
There were 29 Ely Runners starters and 28 finishers taking part in the club's annual race over a straight measured mile on Quaney Drove. Good conditions including a light tail wind enabled many members to achieve PB times and 4 club records were broken/achieved.
Natalle Coles achieved a remarkable hat trick by wining the lady's handicap, fastest time, and age related awards. It was also the 3rd year in succession that Natalle won the fastest lady award.
Personal bests (including several first straight mile runs) for a straight mile were achieved by Adam Etches, Alan Rutterford, Breeda O'Leary, Chris Bower, Emily Knight, Fraser Badcock, Glyn Loveday, Graham Chapman, Ian Day, Margaret Bracewell, Melanie Fisher, Jonathon Sykes, Kevin Jennings, Paul Needham, Peter Harris, Rebecca Mosley, Stephen Howard, Stephen Pettit, Steve Barker, Tony Robinson, and William Wilson.
Thanks are extended to Rod Baron for organising the entries and results, and to the club's time/place keepers and photographers.
IRONMAN AUSTRIA TRIATHLON, WORTHERSEE, KLAGENFURT, SUNDAY 8th JULY 2007
Ian Green proposes after becoming first Ely Runner Ironman Click HERE for descriptive report by Ian Green
Ely Runner Ian Green took the achievements of club members to a new level by being the first member to have ever completed this gruelling event. Ironman Austria was Europe's largest triathlon event in 2007 and took place in one of the most scenic locations in the Austrian Alps. Ian's times and positions from about 2,200 starters were:
Swim 2.4 miles/3.8km at 2:04/100m on Worthersee 1:18:38 (1,592nd)
Bike 112 miles/180 km at 27.13 km/h 6:38:04 (1,800th)
Run 26.2 miles/42.195 km at 8.85 km/h 6:13:16 (1,851st)
Overall time 14:20:04
The 1st man was defending champion Belgian Mario Vanhoenacker (30) who improved on his 2006 time by over a minute to finish in 8:06:39 and the 1st woman Italian Edith Niederfriniger in 9:08:47.
Ian's swim was nearly as good as he had hoped for and his bike time (despite a puncture) was a pleasant surprise, especially as the two lap course was tougher than he had expected. However, his run took longer than planned which he put down to not enough long training runs, especially after cycling.
Following a long, hot and exhausting day Ian reflected that it was one of the best things he'd ever undertaken and, having experienced his rights and wrongs on the day, has since entered Ironman France 2008. He recommends anyone thinking about becoming an Ironman should to so and can offer his advice to them. To complete his achievements in Austria, Ian became engaged to be married.
Conditions were quite good and better than forecast by starting overcast and becoming warm and sunny.
ABBEY MIXED TERRAIN 10k, RAMSEY, SUNDAY 8th JULY 2007
Birgitta Bramley 1st FV50 and Fran Crawford 1st FV55 on her 30th wedding anniversary
Stephen Pettit 2nd MV40 and Peter Harris 3rd MV55
Personal Bests for Ian Day and Stephen Pettit
There were 8 Ely Runners amongst the 166 finishers who competed on an almost level course of sports field grass, tarmac and concrete roads and farm tracks. The following correct times (agreed with the Race Director) are 9 seconds slower than the official published times due to a race watch problem at the start:
5th Ian Day 35:49 PB
13th Stephen Pettit 38:04 PB 2nd MV40
24th Graham Chapman 40:22 4th MV50
47th Peter Harris 43:14 3rd MV55
56th Birgitta Bramley 44:40 1st LV50 (prize)
73rd Alan Rutterford 46:30
110th John Crawford 50:26
139th Fran Crawford 56:09 1st LV55 (prize)
Conditions were quite good being warm with partial cloud cover and a slight breeze.
It was John and Fran Crawford's 30th wedding anniversary and Ely Runner Eric Drury provided the PA system.
ASSEMBLY LEAGUE 5K, DOME, LONDON, THURSDAY 5th JULY 2007
Ely Runner Stephen Howard ran for the Stock Exchange team and finished 62nd out of 205 runners in 18:54. The new course was on cycle paths and walkways around the Dome. Conditions were damp and blustery but cool.
KEVIN HENRY 5K LEAGUE, CAMBRIDGE, THURSDAY 5th JULY 2007
Ely Runner Rachel Roberts (running for 2nd claim road club C&C) was 14th of 38 women in 22:12 in rainfall.
MIDSUMMER 5 MILES ROAD RACE, DOWNHAM MARKET, THURSDAY 5th JULY 2007
Personal best for Graham Chapman
Ely Runner Graham Chapman was 39th of 181 finishers in 31:13, a PB by 31 secs. It was an almost level course and raining.
EVAC TRACK & FIELD MATCH, CAMBRIDGE, WEDNESDAY 4th JULY 2007
Rachel Roberts wins FV35 hammer throw
Ely Runner Rachel Roberts (competing for her 1st claim T&F club C&C) was 1st FV35 in the hammer with 20.68m, her best throw for 8 years. She also ran in the 1500m and finished in 5:49.1.
EYE 5k, PETERBOROUGH, WEDNESDAY 4th JULY 2007
Personal best and new club MV35 record for Glyn Loveday, and personal best for Ian Day
There were 3 Ely Runners amongst the 247 finishers. Official results:
11th Glyn Loveday 16:54 PB and new club M35 record
18th Ian Day 17:11 PB despite falling on slippery grass near end
41st John Crisp 18:21
Conditions were wet and windy and very slippery on the final section around a playing field.
FEAST BEAST 7 MILES, SUTTON, ELY, SUNDAY 1st JULY 2007
Peter Harris 1st MV55+
Seven Ely Runners were amongst the 67 finishers who competed on a mixed terrain course of rural roads, farm tracks, and soft droves. Official results:
4th Stephen Pettit 40:56
16th Peter Harris 46:52 1st MV55+
28th Rachel Roberts 51:18
29th John Turner 51:39
36th Melanie Fisher 53:30
50th Claire Law 59:05
53rd Lisa Redman 1:01:33
The winner in 38:09 was 2nd claim Ely Runner Alex Tate who ran for his 1st claim club Muddy Mucky Munkeys who were the 1st team.
Conditions for the exposed fenland course were difficult being warm and humid with a strong wind
NEWMARKET 10k ROAD RACE (SUFFOLK CHAMPIONSHIPS), STETCHWORTH, SUNDAY 1st JULY 2007
Ian Day wins Suffolk County Senior Men's Championships
Three Ely Runners were among the 200 finishers who competed over an undulating rural course which also included about 1k off-road. Official results
8th Ian Day 36:30 1st Senior Man in Suffolk County Championships
17th John Crisp 37:50
24th Peter Gipp 39:14
126th John Crawford 50:26
Conditions were warm, humid and windy.
EVAC 10K CHAMPIONSHIPS, COMBERTON, CAMBRIDGE, SUNDAY 1st JULY 2007
Max d'Ayala 2nd MV40 and Graham Chapman 3rd MV50
Ely Runners 1st men's team
Four Ely veteran runners were amongst the 44 finishers competing on a steeply undulating course. Official results:
4th Max d'Ayala 38:30 2nd MV40
10th Graham Chapman 41:07 3rd MV50
34th Maurice Reed 51:14
36th Jonathan Sykes 53:08
Ely Runners were the 1st men's team (3 score) with 48 points, closely followed by Ryston Runners with 50 points and Cambridge & Coleridge AC with 53 points.
Conditions were warm, humid and windy.
Last updated 18/01/2008