Results - Sept 05 to Dec 05
ELY NEW YEAR'S EVE 10K ROAD RACE, LITTLE DOWNHAM, SATURDAY 31st DECEMBER 2005
Claire Willer 2nd Woman
and Ian Day 2nd MV35
Personal bests for Stephen Tovey, Leah Brock, Jude McCarthy, Claire Law and Claire Willer
New Women's record for Ruth Proctor of City of Norwich AC
There were 9 Ely Runners amongst the 477 finishers in the club's popular mid-winter race on a one lap course via California and Pymore. Official results:
Time Age grade %
19th Ian Day 37:07 73.02 2nd MV 35
29th Claire Willer 38:15 78.59 2nd Woman (2nd claim) PB by 0:02
55th Kevin Ross 40:40 71.07
73rd Simon Jackson 41:42 64.68
79th Stephen Tovey 42:06 64.07 PB by 1:13
157th Leah Brock 45:50 65.31 PB by 2:01
263rd Michael Butler 50:32 54.76
274th Jude McCarthy 51:26 62.74 PB by 5:34
294th Claire Law 52:55 56.54 PB by 3:05
The 1st Man was MV40 Guy Amos (City of Norwich AC) in 32:07, almost a minute behind his course record time of 31:08 in 2003. The 1st Woman was Ruth Proctor (City of Norwich AC) in 36:30, a new course record by 25 seconds.
Following a rapid thaw, conditions were wet underfoot but good for the time of year being relatively mild (8-9 degrees C) with a light to moderate wind.
Thanks are extended to all the marshals and helpers, sponsors Sweatshop Cambridge and D & J C Savage, Lt Downham Village Centre Committee, Downham Feoffees Primary School, Fenland Brewery Ltd, and G A Hobbs & Sons Ltd.
NYTAARSLOEBET 10K, ODENSE, DENMARK, SATURDAY 31st DECEMBER 2005
Ely Runner Torsten Lytken was 22nd of 529 finishers in a net chip time of 41:11 and his brother Ulrik was 45th in 43:21. Conditions were difficult due to heavy snowfall (2-3 cm/h), strong winds (12-15 m/s) and low temperatures (-2C). The organisers had to amend the route in the last minute to avoid sending the runners through knee deep snow but the paths used were very slippery and in some parts icy. Consequently, times were slower than usual and the winner's time was a moderate 34:09.
BUNTINGFORD YEAR END 10M, TUESDAY 27th DECEMBER 2005
Personal bests for Graham Chapman and for Natalle Coles
Four Ely Runners were amongst the 435 finishers competing on an undulating course of rural roads. Official results:
22nd Adam Etches
1:02:03 1st 10m
31st John Crisp 1:03:56 Delayed start (many runners missed start gun) cost at least 40 seconds
92nd Graham Chapman 1:09:53 PB by 6:21 (previous best at Sandy, April 2005)
171st Natalle Coles 1:16:34 PB
Conditions were cold with a light covering of snow.
CLEVELAND BOXING DAY 4+ MILES ROAD RACE, MONDAY 26th DECEMBER 2005
Ely Runner Jude McCarthy was 412th of 823 runners in 31:07.
28th CORSA DEL PANETTONE, 9.5K, ITALY, MONDAY 26th DECEMBER 2005
Ely Runner Alfredo Verna finished a commendable 10th of 260 runners in 36:11, only 2:48 behind the winner's time of 33:23. The single lap course included a 3k climb. For the low entry fee of Euro 4.50 (about £3), finishers received a 1 kg panettone and profuse amounts of welcome hot tea and chocolate. Conditions were foggy and the temperature sub-zero.
FROSTBITE LEAGUE 3rd RACE, SWAVESEY, SUNDAY 18th DECEMBER 2005
Claire Willer 1st Woman and Ely Runners 2nd team in 100th event
There were 20 Ely Runners among the 327 finishers in this third event of the six race 2005-06 series. It was also the 100th race since the league started in the 1988-89 season. The level but testing course of about 5 miles was on concrete/packed sand roads and muddy but frozen grass tracks. A moderately strong but below full strength turnout enabled Ely Runners to finish 2nd team and retain their overall position of 3rd of 17 teams. Claire Willer distinguished herself by finishing 1st woman again. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 women, make up the scoring team but all finishers can influence the overall result. Official results:
7th William Clapp 28:11
9th Alex Tate 28:17
16th Alfredo Verna 29:15
23rd Peter Gipp 29:45
25th Stephen Howard 29:51
27th Max d'Ayala 30:00
35th Claire Willer 30:30 1st Woman
68th Hugh Burton 32:27
96th Charlie Barker 33:16
229th Jude McCarthy 39:18
101st Steve Tovey 33:26
102nd Rod Baron 33:27
108th Graham Chapman 33:38
123rd Kevin Fox 34:04
143rd Peter Harris 35:07
157th John Turner 35:44
164th Ian Blatchford 36:22
190th Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle 37:18
217th Ray Evans 38:41 1st race for Ely Runners
282nd Claire Law 43:21
Team results after 3
races (17 teams)
1st Cambs & Col 390 17 points 1st overall (50 points)
2nd Ely Runners 535 16 points 3rd overall (44 points)
3rd Riverside Vets 710 15 points 2nd overall (45 points)
4th Nene Valley H 719 14 points 7th overall (31 points)
5th PACTRAC 739 13 points 10th overall (28 points)
6th Bourne 812 12 points 4th overall (39 points)
7th Hunts AC 891 11 points 11th overall (27 points)
8th Werrington 970 10 points 5th overall (34 points)
Conditions were dry, bright and sunny but very cold.
Team Results: http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/3 team results C&C.pdf
Individual Results: http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/3 indiv results C&C.pdf
BRITISH ORIENTEERING RANKINGS 2005
After a successful summer of orienteering competition, Ely Runner Robert Campbell achieved an excellent ranking of 44th in the Open Category.
SNEYD STRIDERS CHRISTMAS PUDDING RUN (10 Miles), BLOXWICH, WALSALL, SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER 2005
Personal best by over 4 minutes for improving Steve Tovey
Ely Runners Steve Tovey was 105th of 623 finishers in 1:08:26, a personal best by 4:17 compared to his previous best in the Fenland 10m in October. The weather was perfect for racing and the course was gently undulating with the worst hills between 7 and 8 miles and a very fast last mile downhill to the finish.
BEDFORD HALF MARATHON, WOOTTON, SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER 2005
Personal bests for improving Simon Jackson & Kevin Fox
Five Ely Runners were amongst the 1,195 finishers competing on an undulating rural single lap course. Official results:
51st Alfredo Verna
202nd Charlie Barker 1:32:57
231st Simon Jackson 1:34:31 personal best (1st claim UKnetrunner)
312th Kevin Fox 1:37:56 personal best
896th Colin Doak 2:01:10
Conditions were cool with a light wind.
WOMEN'S INTER-COUNTIES 6.5K CROSS COUNTRY, RAF BARNHAM, THETFORD, SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER 2005
Second claim Ely Runner Claire Willer was 31st of 58 finishers competing on an undulating heathland course. She ran for Hertfordshire who won the event.
NENE VALLEY 10 MILES ROAD RACE, PETERBOROUGH, SUNDAY 4th DECEMBER 2005
Personal best for Hugh Burton
Two Ely Runners were among the 280 finishers competing on a level two lap course on cycleways, roads and footpaths around the suburbs of Peterbough. Ely Runners' most recent member Hugh Burton finished 62nd in a PB time of 1:08:37 and Colin Doak was 257th in 1:32:54. Conditions were cool but mainly sunny with a light wind.
CHILTERN CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE, ROUND 3, STOCKWOOD PARK, LUTON, SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2005
League best for 2nd place Claire Willer
In the 4 miles senior/veteran women's race, second claim Ely Runner Claire Willer was 2nd of 98 finishers in 24:34. Despite the high standard field, Claire's position was an improvement on her previous best 4th place in the League achieved in November. The winner's time was 23:11 and Claire had several runners fairly close behind her at the finish.
INTER-FINANCIAL SERVICES CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, RICHMOND PARK, WEDNESDAY 30th NOVEMBER 2005
Ely Runner Stephen Howard was an impressive 38th of 142 finishers in 36:41, despite not being as fit as last year (due to a recent injury) when he was 32nd in 34:29. This high standard national event was held on its usual two lap course of 5.75 miles which, as usual, was muddy, soft and slippery in places.
BLACKLANDS DOWNS CHALLENGE 7.25M, CALNE, WILTSHIRE, SUNDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2005
After a long period of injury, Ely Runner Kevin Ross showed an excellent return to form by finishing 10th of 90 runners in 48:55. The 7.25 miles mixed terrain course was unrelentingly uphill and off-road to the Cherwell Monument followed by a long descent. The winners time was 43:35.
EASTERN VETS AC GRAND PRIX 2005
In the best 3 of 5 events (5k, 5m, 10k, 10m & 13.1m) on a mean age related % basis, 3 Ely Runners achieved places out of 36 qualifiers as follows:
14th Peter Gipp
27th John Turner 71.73%
29th Maurice Reed 71.59%
HEREWARD RELAY, 38.4 MILES IN 4 STAGES, PETERBOROUGH TO ELY, SUNDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2005
Clair Willer 1st Woman
on Stage 3
Category places for Peter Gipp (stage PB), Stephen Howard, Peter Harris, and John Turner
Ely Runners entered 5 teams in this tough mainly off-road relay from Peter Cathedral to finish by the Crimean War cannon on Palace Green in front of Ely Cathedral. The 4 stages which follow much of the Hereward Way were from Peterborough to Whittlesey (6.1 miles), Whittlesey to March (11.6 miles). March to Welney (10.3 miles), and Welney to Ely (10.4 miles). There were 135 teams in the start and 127 teams finished. Provisional official results for Ely Runners showing teams in 1-4 stage order with L-R individual stage position, name, individual time, team position at end of stage, places gained/lost (+/-), and if placed (1st, 2nd or 3rd) in categories:
Ely Runners 1st Male Team (10th in 4:11:21) only 1 min 57 secs slower ER's fastest ever team (2004)
10th Barry Woodward 39:14 10th
17th Adam Etches 1:16:10 11th (-1)
10th Peter Gipp 1:08:45 11th (0) 3rd MV40 (stage personal best)
11th Ian Day 1:07:12 10th (+1)
Ely Runners 1st Mixed Team (18th in 4:23:21)
48th Gordon Godfrey 46:14 48th
23rd Stephen Howard 1:18:30 27th (+21) 3rd MV40
15th Claire Willer 1:11:23 20th (+7) 1st Woman
12th John Crisp 1:07:14 18th (+2)
Ely Runners 2nd Male Team (36th in 4:44:31)
35th Rod Baron 44:00 35th
44th Charlie Barker 1:24:08 37th (-2)
36th Simon Jackson 1:18:22 35th (+2)
46th Graham Chapman 1:18:01 36th (-1)
Ely Runners 3rd Male Team (49th in 4:53:41)
50th Peter Harris 46:19 50th 3rd MV55
64th John Turner 1:27:57 61st (-11) 2nd MV60
42nd Stephen Tovey 1:20:04 48th (+13)
55th Ray Harding 1:19:21 49th (-1)
Ely Runners 2nd Mixed Team (83rd in 5:22:15)
104th Jude McCarthy 52:45 104th
82nd Skarlatos Dedos 1:31:59 86th (+18)
103rd Rachel Kiff 1:34:24 92nd (-6)
71st Ian Blatchford 1:23:07 83th (+9)
Ely Runners in other teams:
King's Crusaders (KSE) Team (9th in 4:11:15)
11th Matt Hall 1:08:57 9th (0) (stage 3)
Fenland Anaesthesia (KSE) Team (96th in 5:31:34)
98th Chanré Bond 52:11 98th (stage 1)
COGS Team (102nd in 5:37:49)
119th Kevin Jennings 1:46:11 107th (-38) (stage 2)
The Alexander Chasers Team (110th in 5:38:55)
109th Michael Butler 1:41:03 120th (+4) (stage 2)
98th Sue Bethell 1:32:39 110th (+10) (stage 3)
Conditions were cold and bleak with a moderate northerly wind. On the cross country sections it was soft and muddy in places.
Ely Runners also marked and marshalled the course from the A10 bypass and set up and maintained the finish area on Palace Green. Thanks are extended to the club's marshals and helpers especially Alan Rutterford (Relay Team Captain), Eric Drury (finish area and marking), and the team recovery drivers Tony Hall and Karen Walsh.
The presentation of prizes was at The Paradise Centre by Race Director Peter Jackman, Chairman of March AC. Winners Bury Pacers 'A' team finished in 3:47:55, well ahead of 2nd place Nene Valley Hopefuls in 3:52:32.
NAVESINK CHALLENGE 15K, MIDDLETOWN, NEW JERSEY, USA, SUNDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2005
Ely Runner Jaime Gallagher finished amongst a large field in 1:23:50. The course for this annual mixed terrain is on undulating country roads and gravel tracks with some significant hills. Conditions were pleasant for running, being about 10C.
BISHOP'S STORTFORD 10 MILE ROAD RACE, SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER 2005
Improving Ely Runner John Crisp achieved a fast time in his first race at this distance when he was 69th of 501 finishers in 1:01:53. The undulating course was on rural roads, farm tracks, and footpaths. Conditions were quite good, being frosty but clear and sunny without any wind
ST NEOT'S HALF MARATHON & 3K FUN RUN, SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER 2005
Personal bests for
Tim Slater, Claire Law, Chass Matharu, and Fran
Club FV50 record for Fran Crawford
Hayley Rutterford 2nd under 9
11 Ely Runners were amongst the 890 finishers in this popular 13.1 miles road race on a gently undulating figure of eight course. Official (chip) results:
100th Peter Bovill
193rd John Turner 1:36:50 4th MV60
428th John Crawford 1:46:27 Best time since 1988 and second to PB
446th Rachel Kiff 1:47:32 1st half marathon
458th Tim Slater 1:48:38 PB by 16 mins 22 secs!
607th Claire Law 1:54:53 PB by 1 min 30 secs
641st Chass Matharu 1:56:31 PB by 17 min 37 secs!
643rd Colin Doak 1:56:45
706th Lana Chalmers 2:02:01 1st half marathon
718th Fran Crawford 2:02:26 PB by 3 Min 18 secs and new FV50 club record
750th Meg Lewis 2:06:29 1st half marathon
In the 3k cross country Fun Run, Hayley Rutterford (age 8) finished 89th/188 (2nd under 9) in 16:57 (33 seconds faster than her best road time) and Alan Rutterford 90th in 16:58.
Conditions were quite good, being frosty but clear and sunny without any wind.
Photographs available on www.elyrunners.co.uk or http://www.derekhaden.com/2005events/20nov05stneots.htm
LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND AA 10,000M TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS, LEICESTER, SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2005
Bronze medal for William Clapp
Second claim Ely Runner William Clapp (Harborough AC) won a bronze medal when he finished 3rd of 8 starters/7 finishers in 36:06.3 in his track debut at this distance. Weather conditions were excellent, being cold and still. However, following overnight frost, the 440 yard cinder track was churned up from the start of the race, making for very heavy going. The winner was Gordon Lee (Owls AC) in 32:28.2 and former Grunty Fen Half Marathon winner Gareth Deacon (Coventry Godiva H) was 2nd in 34:08.5. Full report at http://www.athletics-leics.com/track_and_field.html#1494-8545
MANASQUAN TURKEY TROT 5 MILES ROAD RACE, NJ, USA, SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2005
Ely Runner Jamie Gallagher finished in 40:25. Conditions were a moderately cool 12C.
HASHATHON 6 MILES TRAIL RACE, CHEESEQUAKE PARK, MATAWAN, NJ, USA, SUNDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2005
Ely Runner Jaime Gallagher was 152nd of 241 finishers in 1:04:47 on a tough course which included negotiating step climbs and tree roots. Conditions were ideal, being mild (16C), still and sunny.
FROSTBITE LEAGUE 2nd RACE, BUSHFIELD, PETERBOROUGH, SUNDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2005
Claire Willer 1st Woman
in club record time and Ely Runners 1st Team in record field!
PBs for Graham Chapman and Leah Brock
There were 20 Ely Runners among the record 395 finishers in this second of the six 2005-06 league races. The course of about 5 miles was on gently undulating paved or tarmac footpaths/cycleways and firm woodland tracks. A generally stronger team enabled Ely Runners to improve from 7th team in the first race to win this second event and move up from 7th to 3rd team overall of 17 teams. Claire Willer distinguished herself in her first Frostbite race by finishing 1st woman. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 women, make up the scoring team but all finishers can influence the overall result. Official results with times which appeared to be progressively slightly slower than individual timings:
12th Ian Day
13th Matthew Hall 29:15
15th Peter Gipp 29:17
22nd Barry Woodward 29:36
24th John Crisp 29:43 PB
26th Claire Willer 29:47 1st Woman and new Ely Runners SW record
41st Max d'Ayala 30:35
45th Stephen Howard 30:49
80th Rod Baron 32:14
158th Natalle Coles 34:52
111th Graham Chapman 33:09 PB
142nd Peter Harris 34:12
159th Birgitta Bramley 34:53
196th Leah Brock 35:59 PB
215th John Turner 36:38
241st Chanré Bond 37:44
266th Tony Robinson 38:37
289th Jude McCarthy 39:24
318th Claire Law 41:00
1st Ely Runners
436 17 points 3rd overall (28 points)
2nd Cambs & Col 543 16 points 1st overall (33 points)
3rd Riverside Vets 807 15 points 2nd overall (30 points)
4th Werrington 814 14 points 5th overall (24 points)
5th Bourne 822 13 points 4th overall (27 points)
6th PACTRAC 976 12 points 11th overall (15 points)
7th March 983 11 points 8th overall (20 points)
8th BRJ 1005 10 points 7th overall (23 points)
Conditions were good being slightly cool and sunny
Individual Results: http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/2%20indiv%20results%20bushy%20iss2.pdf
ENGLISH NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY 4 x 5k RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS, BERRY HILL PARK, MANSFIELD, SATURDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2005
Second claim Ely Runner William Clapp finished 98th of 156 runners on the 1st leg for Harborough AC in 17:50. UK international runners were out in force including Dan Robinson, Chris Davies and Mo Farah. The fastest time was 14:21. Conditions for the 2 lap legs of undulating forest and grassland were good, being cool and still.
WILLIAM CLAPP 2004-05 HARBOROUGH AC MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AND OVERALL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
For the period October 2004 to September 2005, improving second claim Ely Runner William Clapp has been awarded Harborough AC's titles Male Athlete of the Year and Overall Athlete of the Year. William started running in 2001 as a first claim Ely Runner and complimented the Ely club on getting him properly started before he moved to Market Harborough.
STEVENAGE HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2005
Personal best for John Crisp
Two Ely Runners were among the 735 finishers competing on a gently undulating two lap course of tarmac cycle paths through parks and via underpasses. Official results:
Crisp 1:23:51 Personal best
despite recent injury
189th Kevin Fox 1:38:39
Although mild, conditions were difficult, with drizzle to heavy rain and strong head winds at times.
CHILTERN CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE, RAF HALTON, BUCKS, SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2005
League best for 4th place Claire Willer
In the 4 miles senior/veteran women's race, second claim Ely Runner Claire Willer was 4th of 134 finishers in 25:04. Despite the high standard field, Claire's position was the highest she had ever achieved in the League. The winner's time of 24:06 was only 58 seconds faster than Claire's time.
ROTARY CENTENARY CHALLENGE 10.9K TRAIL RACE, STOPSLEY, LUTON, SUNDAY 30th OCTOBER 2005
Ely Runner Michael Cannon had knee problems after a steep descent at about 2.5 miles and this slowed him down to finish 75th of 88 runners in 1:10:39. He was disappointed because it was his last race in the UK before returning to the USA. The hilly course had a short section of road but was mainly on stony tracks plus some soft paths. Conditions were mild, dry and windy.
FENLAND 10 MILES ROAD RACE, WEST WALTON, SUNDAY 30th OCTOBER 2005
Personal bests for Simon Jackson and Rachel Kiff (3rd Senior Woman in Cambs AA Championship)
Nine Ely Runners were among the 331 finishers competing in a race which also included the Cambs County and Eastern Vets Championships and the last race of the season in the Cambs Road Race League. Official results:
82nd Peter Bovill
83rd Simon Jackson 1:09:38 Personal best by 2:03
113th Stephen Tovey 1:12:43 First 10m race and first race as an Ely Runner
138th Peter Harris 1:16:04
139th Skarlatos Dedos 1:16:06 First race as an Ely Runner
171st Rachel Kiff 1:18:54 Personal best, 3rd SW Cambs AA Championships
238th Lisa Redman 1:25:54
290th Colin Doak 1:33:23
299th Lana Chalmers 1:33:45
Conditions for the mainly level and exposed course were mild and sunny with a strong southerly wind.
SNOWDONIA MARATHON, LLANNBERIS, SUNDAY 30th OCTOBER 2005
Personal Best for Adam Etches
Runners were among the 1,003 finishers in this hard
and challenging marathon voted most popular race by
Runners World in 2004. The course had three
very difficult climbs, the first being at the start
and climbing up the famous LLanberis Pass. The last 4
miles included a climb of 800 ft and descent of 900
ft. Official results:
64th Adam Etches 3:24.33 Marathon personal best and 30 minutes faster than in 2004
238th Natalle Coles 3:52:01 20th lady overall
The weather conditions were the worst Adam had seen in his five Snowdonia Marathons. There was torrential rain just as the runners lined up, leaving them all feeling very cold and looking half drowned for the start. Then the first 6 miles were into a strong head wind with frequent 60 mph gusts which were enough to cause loss of balance. The difficult weather conditions only began to improve towards the end of the race.
MALVERN HARRIERS ANNUAL 10,000M TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER 2005
Chris Rayment 2nd
Ely Runner Chris Rayment (now resident again in Melbourne) has rejoined his old club Malvern Harriers in Melbourne. On Saturday he ran in their annual 10,000m track race again as it had been brought forward from March/April 2006 to avoid clashing with the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in March 2006. He won the previous event in April 2005 (whilst visiting Melbourne) but was 2nd in Saturday's race in 37:23. However, his time was 1 second faster than in April. Conditions were not so hot this time, being a pleasant 23 degrees C.
BEACHY HEAD MARATHON, EASTBOURNE, SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER 2005
Course personal best for Charlie Barker
Ten Ely Runners were among the 1,307 finishers (713 in under 6 hours) in this tough but popular 26.1 miles trail event with 3,500' of climb across the South Downs west of Eastbourne. After numerous long ascents and descents, the final 7 miles included the Seven Sisters cliff tops (see photo below) and Beachy Head. Official results:
17th Matthew Hall 3:33
33rd Peter Gipp 3:43
45th Stephen Howard 3:48
90th Darren Murfitt 4:04
92nd Graham Chapman 4:04 First marathon
122nd Charlie Barker 4:11 Course personal best (27 minutes faster than 2004)
298th Rod Baron 4:43 First marathon
299th John Turner 4:44
649th Alan Rutterford 5:48 Mainly walked/jogged as injured
Conditions were mild and overcast with a southerly wind on the cliff tops.
TRICK OR TROT 4 MILES RACE, LONG BRANCH, NEW JERSEY, USA, SUNDAY 25th OCTOBER 2005
Ely Runner Jaime Gallagher finished in 31:44. The flat course was on a paved and wooded path alongside the ocean. Conditions were a mild 13C with intermittent strong winds
EAST ANGLIAN CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE, 10k, BACTON WOODS, NORTH WALSHAM, WEDNESDAY 19th OCTOBER 2005
Two Ely Runners were among the 110 finishers in the league's first 2005-06 race. Rod Baron was 58th and Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle about 3 minutes later in 74th place. Finishing times were not taken. Rod lost at least three places and about 15 seconds due to a course error. The two lap woodland course was slightly muddy from earlier showers and the temperature was comfortable at about 12C.
TIPTREE 10 MILES ROAD RACE, SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER 2005
Personal best for Ian Day
Ely Runner Ian Day was 12th of 350 finishers in a personal best time of 59:44.
ABINGDON MARATHON, OXFORD, SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER 2005
William Clapp improves personal best by a massive 19 minutes 31 seconds
Second claim Ely Runner William Clapp was 26th of 680 finishers on a gently undulating course in 2:54:53 a personal best by 19:31. His first half time was 1:26:10 and second half 1:28:43. Conditions were mainly good being cool and misty initially before the hazy sunshine developed to produce some heat towards the end.
FROSTBITE LEAGUE, 5.2 MILES, ST NEOTS, SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER 2005
Alex Tate 3rd overall
There were 19 Ely Runners among the 358 finishers in this first of the six 2005-06 league races. The 5.2 miles course was on gently undulating soft grassy parkland and woodland paths. Due to injuries and other commitments, Ely Runners' men were under strength but still finished 7th overall of 17 teams. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 ladies, make up the scoring team but all finishers influence the overall result. Official results:
3rd Alex Tate 27:58
8th Alfredo Verna 29:37
16th Peter Gipp 30:15
74th Charlie Barker 33:28
88th Darren Murfitt 33:56
95th Graham Chapman 34:18
124th Kevin Fox 35:13
130th Peter Harris 35:24
138th Birgitta Bramley 35:41
146th Natalle Coles 36:16
151st Tim Bedford 36:39
158th John Turner 37:04
176th Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle 37:45
212th Tony Robinson 39:31
268th Jude McCarthy 42:29 1st race with Ely Runners
278th Lisa Redman 42:55 1st race with Ely Runners
284th Claire Law 43:13 1st race with Ely Runners
318th Mary Gates 46:35
331st Julie Foreman 47:49
dnf Lana Chalmers
1st C&C 593 17 points
2nd Riverside 606 16 points
3rd Riverside Vets 690 15 points
4th Bourne 695 14 points
5th BRJ 753 13 points
6th Hunts AC 768 12 points
7th Ely Runners 822 11 points
8th Werrington 841 10 points
Individual Results :- http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/1%20indiv%20results%20riverside.pdf
LASALLE BANK CHICAGO MARATHON, USA, SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER 2005
Personal best for John Crawford
Ely Runner John Crawford was 14,318th of 33,012 finishers (662nd of 1,476 in age division) in a chip time of 4:14:44 which was a personal best by 9:58. Conditions were ideal, being dry, breezy and cool with intermittent sunshine. The 1st man was Felix Limo (Netherlands) in 2:07:02 and the 1st woman Deena Castor (USA) in 2:21:25.
RUN THRU DEAL 5 MILE ROAD RACE, DEAL, NEW JERSEY, USA, SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER 2005
Jaime Gallagher 2nd in age group in personal best road time
Ely Runner Jaime Gallagher was 2nd in the female 18-29 age group in 39:08, her fastest road time for 5 miles. Conditions for the flat course were warm (20C).
RYSTON CROSS COUNTRY, SHOULDHAM WARREN, SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER 2005
First race for 10 years for 71 year old Tony Hall
Three Ely Runners took part in the XC races along winding and undulating forest trails at Shouldham Warren. Official results:
Under 9 Girls (800m)
7th/32 Hayley Rutterford 3:55 Started late but overtook to be within 3 seconds of her Dec 04 course PB.
Male Vet 55-59 (5k)
4th/11 Peter Harris 20:34
Male Vet 60+ (5k)
9th/10 Tony Hall 34:30 Age 71 and first race for about 10 years
Conditions were mild, sunny and dry.
MIDLAND COUNTIES 4 X 6k CROSS COUNTRY RELAY, WALSALL, SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER 2005
Second claim Ely Runner William Clapp ran the anchor leg of about 6k for the Harborough AC 'A' team in 22:03 and made up 6 places to bring them home 20th of 34 teams. He was 13th fastest for the 4th leg which was won by UK international Chris Davies in 18:25. Heavy rain on the undulating grass course created soft conditions.
INAUGURAL JERSEY CHALLENGE, SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2005
Improving Ely Runner David Richards and a friend were 9th overall of 35 teams (7th SM) in a tough multi-discipline event of a kayak race (reduced from 2 miles due to a strong north wind, rough sea, and rain), followed by a 40 miles hilly cycle ride along the north coasts from St Catherine's to Corbiere and back, and finally, a tough 8 miles cross country run (completed in 1:16:59) of bridleways and single tracks up and down the cliffs which gave then some wonderful views and a final time of 3:50:09. David was pleased with their result and intends to compete again next year.
29th SANDSTONE TRAIL RACE, CHESHIRE, SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2005
Two Ely Runners were among the competitive field of 150 mainly local runners for this tough event advertised as about 16.8 miles (Adam Etches recorded over 17 miles!) with 1,750' of climb from the start at Duckington via Beeston to the finish in Delamare Forest. The mixed terrain course included steep stone steps, ploughed fields, forestry, and many stiles. Adam Etches finished in 2:16:47 and Natalle Coles in 2:45:00. Conditions were mild and overcast with some light drizzle.
FELIXSTOWE HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2005
Ely Runner Ian Day was 8th of 366 finishers in 1:19:52 on a two lap undulating course. Conditions were bright with a strong wind in places.
US ARMY-'TEN' MILER, WASHINGTON, USA, SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2005
Ely Runner Jaime Gallagher tried harder towards what she thought was the end to find she had to run another 1.3 miles because of a diversion for a suspicious package under a bridge on the course. Despite the extra effort required for 11.3 miles and the 24C temperature, she was pleased with her time of 1:31:47 which was 8:07 minutes per mile pace. As the race was diverted, there were no timing mats for the race chips at the finish so places were not recorded. The course was flat with a few slight undulations and went past all the main sites of America's capital city
STANDALONE 10K ROAD RACE, LETCHWORTH, SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2005
Two Ely Runners were among the 810 finishers in this popular race on a fast gently undulating course. Official results:
510th Lana Chalmers 53.24 (117th female)
Conditions were good, being mild and sunny with a light wind.
WINDSOR HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2005
Ely Runner Chass Matharu was 3,343rd of 4,558 finishers in a chip time of 2:14:08. The undulating course included several hills and conditions became quite hot.
MANASQUAN RESERVOIR 5 MILES TRAIL RUN, HOWELL, NEW JERSEY, USA, SUNDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2005
Jaime Gallagher 3rd woman in age group
Ely Runner Jaime Gallagher was 15th (3rd in 25-29 age group) of 83 women in 41:31. The course was a one lap gravel trail with a bit of road around the Manasquan Reservoir. The temperature was 23C. Jaime wore her Ely Runners vest for the race and has since mentioned that that in the same way she was the only American woman in Ely Runners, there is a lone English woman (Karen from Liverpool) in her new club; Jersey Shore Running Club.
BERLIN MARATHON, SUNDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2005
Personal best for Keith Mitchell
MV45 Ely Runner Keith Mitchell was 4,356th (667th in category) of 24,495 finishers in 3:28:39; an excellent personal best time by 13:40, especially as conditions were hot with little wind.
ROUND NORFOLK RELAY, 24th/25th SEPTEMBER 2005
This unique and spectacular event is believed to be the UK's longest continuous relay event and covers 191.2 miles in 17 different stages of 5.39 to 19.60 miles on footpaths and roads following the periphery of Norfolk starting and finishing at Kings Lynn.
entered the most competitive Open class
(first claim club members only) and finished 4th
of 14 teams (8th of 37 teams overall) in 22:02:48,
an average speed of 6:55.1 per mile and 53:08 faster
than in 2004 when the course was 1.84 miles shorter.
Their official results were:
|Ely Runners||Stage||Cat Posit|
|STAGE||NAME||Miles||AGE||CAT||Time||T.Time||Pace||AG %||Pos.||(in stage)|
|Average Age =||40|
Two second claim Ely Runners also took part as guest runners for Great Yarmouth All Sorts who were 6th of 7 teams in the Casual class and 34th of 37 teams overall in 26:44:48. Their individual official results were:
12 (18.37 miles) Alex Tate age 29/MS
time 2:00:49 age grade 71.15% 6th
overall (5th MS) in stage
Stage 14 (7.70 miles) Rachel Kiff age 34/LS time 58:30 age grade 64:11% 23rd overall (4th LS) in stage
Age grade percentages relate to road speeds so they will be lower for runners on stages 1-4 which included significant off-road sections.
Conditions were generally good being mild and sunny with a breeze during the day and comfortably cool at night. Ely Runner's team and their club support was organised by Committee member Alan Rutterford assisted by Karen Roe and several club members. The event has been organised for many years by veteran runner Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle (who recently became an Ely Runner) helped by Ely Runners Rod Baron (web site, entries and results) and Richard Handoll (course marking).
See www.roundnorfolkrelay.com for full details
MIDLAND COUNTIES 6 X 3.63 MILES ROAD RELAY, SUTTON PARK, SUTTON COLDFIELD, SATURDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2005
Course personal best by William Clapp
Second claim Ely Runner William Clapp finished the first leg for Harborough AC 36th of 103 teams in 20:04 which was 35 seconds less than his previous best for the same course in 2004. His team eventually finished 37th. Conditions were pleasant, being sunny but cool in the wooded sections.
29th IVREA - COLMA DI MOMBARONE, ITALY, 20 KM MOUNTAIN RACE, SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2005
Ely Runner Alfredo Verna finished 43rd of 320 starters/291 finishers overall (43rd/269 men and 14th/59 MV40) in 2:35:22 in this tough Alpine mountain race with over 2,100m (nearly 7,000') of climb in the 20k from Ivrea (a small city north of Turin 250m asl) to Colma di Mombarone. Despite being slippery in places, cold and raining and with snow at the top of the mountain, his time was only 28 seconds slower than last year when the weather was ideal for running. Although his time was slightly slower last year, his position of 43rd this year was much better than his 69th last year - a strong indication of Alfredo's strength and endurance on his beloved Alps, despite only training in and around Cambridge! If he hadn't suffered cramps for the last half hour, he thought his 2005 time would have been faster as he still had some energy left in his legs. Alfredo's time to 10k was 53:00 but, due to the steep ascent, the next 10k took nearly twice as long!
Although disappointed that the magnificent Alpine view from the summit was obscured by clouds, he was welcomed with tea and jam, ham and cheese sandwiches. However, it was too cold to stay for long but on the way down, at about 1,600m asl, there was a tent with a huge copper pot full of boiling polenta with melted cheese. He was so cold and tired by then he thought that he had arrived in paradise and had never eaten anything so delicious in his entire life. In addition to polenta, there were also all sorts of cheeses, ham, salami, grissini, bread, cakes, beer and wine. The caterers only asked for a donation which most of the runners obviously didn't have with them.
Alfredo said the event was amazingly well organised and he admired the marshals, drink/feed station people, and special Alpine medical teams who had to stand for several hours in cold wet mountain conditions. In comparison, he felt he was lucky because he could keep moving to stay warm. There were two time limit checks which probably accounted for most of the 29 runners who did not finish. These checks are essential to ensure that the marshals are not left on the mountain for too long and that after finishing at the summit, runners have enough energy left to walk for over 1,000 m of elevation down the mountain.
This is Alfredo's favourite long distance mountain race and he would like other Ely Runners to enter it next year. Details are on http://www.amicidelmombarone.it/ for those who would like to start making plans.
DUNSTABLE DOWNS 20 MILES CHALLENGE, TRAIL RACE, SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2005
Ian Day 3rd overall and 1st senior man to establish a new 20 miles cross country club record
Ely Runner Ian Day was 3rd (1st SM) of 105 finishers in 2:23:43. He lead for about 6 miles until the directions disappeared and he didn't have the route instructions. However, he reports that it was a good event in its first year. The hilly course was muddy and the weather cool and cloudy with mist and fog at the start on the Downs.
NEW FOREST MARATHON, SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2005
Ely Runner MV54 Charlie Barker was a commendable 122nd of 419 finishers in 3:44:54 on an undulating course of forest roads. He found it tough going after 20 miles but his time was over 12 minutes faster than his 2005 London Marathon time. The start 11:30 am meant that conditions were quite hot but parts of the course were shaded by trees. The winner's time of 2:51:14 verified the hot conditions.
CHARIOTS OF FIRE 6 x 1.7 MILES RELAY, CAMBRIDGE, SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2005
Three Ely Runners were among about 400 corporate teams competing in this annual relay around on an almost level but twisting course through narrow Cambridge streets and the Backs.
1st leg Rachel Kiff 10:57
5th leg Lana Chalmers 13:29
Atrium Vets Team (1st Vets)
5th leg Peter Gipp 9:06
South Cambs District Council Team (29th
4th leg Peter Harris 10:47
Antarctic Survey Team (8th overall in their
6th leg Alex Tate 8:32 (fastest in team)
Conditions were good for running being relative cool with a slight breeze.
GREAT NORTH RUN HALF MARATHON, NEWCASTLE TO SOUTH SHIELDS, SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER
Three Ely Runners were among 50,0000 entrants/38,000 finishers. Official results:
2,262nd Amanda Reid 1:42:21
2,738th Paul Banks 1:44:18
4,635th Simon Jackson 1:50:19
Conditions were hot and humid and too crowded for efficient running due to slower runners starting ahead of faster runners.
WOODSTOCK 12.1 MILES ROAD RACE, BLENHEIM, OXFORD, SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2005
Ely Runner Lana Chalmers finished 218th of 257 runners in 1:53:40 on a three lap (total 12 miles 198 yards) undulating course of private roads within the grounds of Blenheim Palace. She found that it was a hard race, particularly because there was a major hill repeated at 1, 5 and 9 miles. The weather was ideal being sunny but cool and no wind.
GRUNTY FEN HALF MARATHON, WITCHFORD, ELY, SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 2005
Personal bests for William Clapp and Keith Mitchell
Six Ely Runners were amongst the 548 finishers
competing on a mainly level two loop course. Official results:
6th William Clapp 1:18:17 PB, second claim
97th Maurice Reed 1:30:22
106th Keith Mitchell 1:31:33 PB
147th Peter Bovill 1:34:48
173rd Ray Harding 1:36:15
428th Colin Doak 1:57:49
Conditions were cool and damp with a moderate wind.
For full results see www.gruntyfen.co.uk
BRIELLE 10K CHALLENGE, NEW JERSEY, USA, SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2005
Personal best for Jaime Gallagher
In her first race after returning to the USA, Ely Runner Jaime Gallagher finished well up among the 266 finishers in 52:04, a PB by 31 seconds. It was an undulating course with some significant hills through the tree lined streets of Brielle. Despite a 9:00 am start, the temperature was a warm 23C. The first man finished in 34:57 and the first woman in 41:33. Jaime has now started running with the Jersey Shore Running Club who organised the race
GREAT RUSSIAN RACE, VLADIVOSTOK TO ST PETERSBURG, 28th MAY 2005 - 8th SEPTEMBER 2005
The Great Russian Race was a relay run across
the whole of Russia - over 11,000 km in 15 weeks from
Vladivostok on 28th May to St Petersburg on 8th September. The
first relay across Russia and possibly the longest relay run
The route was divided into 15 sectors of 700 to 750 km. On each sector there were 2 British teams and 2 Russian teams of 6 runners who together completed the necessary 120 km per day. Teams supported each other and ran together. Each runner covered at least 2x10 km a day, for 6 days; i.e. approximately 120 km or almost 3 marathons in 6 days.
Ely Runner Peter Bovill was part of a team running Sector 14 (27th August - 1st September) from Novye Vyazovye, a small village of 5,000 people in the Chuvashia Republic, 727 km north-west to Moscow.
The race wasn't just about running. As well as developing links with Russian athletes, the teams participated in receptions, school visits, and civic welcomes to meet the people, to raise awareness and let them know there is a world out there that wants to get to know them. The opportunity to sample the local vodka and beer, made the running just that little bit harder. Further details on the run and the runners' experiences can be obtained by following the link http://www.theworldrace.com.
The objective of the race was to raise US$500,000 for the ROSBANK/UNICEF 'New Day' programme of the Russian Charities Aid Foundation to help over 2 million abandoned, orphaned and homeless children in Russia. Each runner pledged to raise £1,000 and Peter, with his colleague Jeff Pyrah, have exceeded their joint target of £5,000. For more information on how the money will be spent - follow the link http://www.theworldrace.com/charity.pdf.
See photos (September 2005) for some pictures of Peter Bovill's experience in Russia.
KEVIN HENRY 5K LEAGUE, CAMBRIDGE,
THURSDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2005
Improving second claim Ely Runner Rachel Kiff was 8th of 16 women in this final event of the league. Her time for the level course of about 5.1k was 21:58 which
for an exact 5k would most probably have been a personal best. Also, it was 2.5 minutes faster than she achieved in the same race last year! Conditions for this evening race were warm and humid.
WISSEY HALF MARATHON, OXBOROUGH, SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2005
Three Ely Runners were among the 181 finishers competing over a gently undualting route of rural Norfolk lanes and roads. Official results:
13th Ian Day 1:26:57
110th John Crawford 1:56:34
152nd Colin Doak 2:15:26
Conditions were sunny and quite hot.
VICTORIA HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS, BURNLEY, AUSTRALIA, SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2005
Only two days after arriving in Australia from the UK, Ely Runner MV45 Chris Rayment proved his current fitness by racing in this 13.1 miles road race. He reached 10 miles in 61:00 but found his long journey caught up with him a bit in the last 3.1 miles but still finished in very creditable 1:21:56.
TRACK & FIELD MEETING, BRAINTREE LEISURE CENTRE, SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2005
1500m PB for Rachel Kif
Representing her first claim club Cambridge & Coleridge, Ely Runner Rachel Kiff achieved the following results in combined A and B string events:
3rd A (4th overall) 800m
2nd B (5th overall) 1500m 5:50.0 track personal best
3rd A (4th overall) Triple Jump 8.87m
Conditions were quite hot.
Last updated 17/11/2006