Results - Jan 08 to 17th Feb 08 (Most Recent First)    

Updated 22/02/2008 12:08:27


ELGOOD'S BREWERY GREAT EAST RUN (20K ROAD RACE), BUNGAY,
SUNDAY 17th, FEBRUARY 2008

New club records established by Melanie Fisher and Stephen Pettit

Ely Runner Stephen Pettit justified his recent award as most improved
newcomer by knocking 8 minutes off last year's time at the the Great East
Run on Sunday.

Stephen led home the group of five Ely runners all of whom set PBs at this
popular and well organised race round quiet and scenic rural roads in
Suffolk. The course was described by the organisers as flat apart from a
'small Suffolk hill' at the start and finish.

Official Results:

 22 Stephen Pettit 1:16:52 (PB by 8 mins). MV40 Club Record
205 Dean Sheppard 1:38:00 (PB, First 20k)
239 Melanie Fisher 1:40:17 (PB, First 20k)  SW Club Record
337 Jonathon Sykes 1:47:26 (PB, First 20k)
460 Kevin Jennings 1:59:11 (PB, First 20k)

Conditions were good throughout being cool and still.
The 542 finishers were further rewarded by a goody bag at the finish and a
bottle of Black Dog Ale.

More details at http://www.greateastrun.org.uk/ with photos at
http://www.derekhaden.com/08feb17bungay/index.php?menu=1


EASTERN VETERANS AC CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMPOLE PARK, ARRINGTON,
SUNDAY 17th FEB 2008


Alfredo Verna 2nd MV45, Peter Gipp 3rd MV45, Ely 2nd Mens Team.

Four Ely Runners ran in these local cross country championships on a hilly
and frozen parkland course in the shadow of Wimpole Hall.

The men's (MV35-MV65) race consisted of two laps, reportedly 8k in length
but GPS-measured distance of about 7.32 km (4.55m).
The ladies race was shorter, a single lap at around 4k.

Official results:

Men's Race (39 finishers)
8 Alfredo Verna 25:56 (2nd MV45)
12 Peter Gipp 26:50 (3rd MV45)
19 Graham Chapman 28:57 (Course PB)

Men's Team Results (3 to score)
1st Bedford & County 31
2nd Ely Runners 39
3rd Bedford Harriers 64

Ladies Race (11 FV finishers plus 8 MV70+)
10 Lisa Redman 17:58

Conditions were good being still, dry and sunny although the frozen ground
made the course hard underfoot.


WYRE FOREST 8 (8.6 MILES), SUNDAY 10 FEB 2008

Ely Runner Adam Etches travelled to Worcestershire for this scenic and challenging race.
The hilly and muddy course followed tracks through Wyre Forest.
Adam finished in 11th place (5th SM) out of 285 finishers in a time of 56:04.
Conditions were clear with a ground frost


ST VALENTINES 30K, STAMFORD, SUNDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2008
 
There were 8 Ely Runners amongst the 608 finishers in this tough single loop
race on undulating roads around Stamford, South Lincolnshire.

Conditions on the day were perfect for running being cool, clear and sunny with little wind.

Official results:
11th Ian Day  1:54:37 (PB, Club MV35 record)
23rd John Manlow  1:58:52
118th Simon Jackson  2:14:36 (PB)
301st Ian Blatchford  2:32:30 (PB, First 30k race)
345th Fraser Badcock  2:38:13
363rd David Richards  2:40:21
434th Nicola Bramley  2:46:13
553rd Colin Doak  3:08:37

Second Claim Ely Runner
33rd Alex Tate 2:02:03 (Muddy Mucky Munkeys)

Results and race report at http://www.stamfordstriders.co.uk/Pages/30k.htm


WOKINGHAM HALF MARATHON, WOKINGHAM, BERKSHIRE, SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2008

Ely Runner Charlie Barker came 287th out of 1997 finishers in a PB time of 1:29:48.

Perfect conditions and a suitably flat course helped him to knock more than
a minute off his previous best time and achieve his first sub-1:30 half.

Results at http://www.wokinghamhalfmarathon.co.uk/


  

FROSTBITE FRIENDLY LEAGUE, 5.0 MILES, BOURNE WOODS, SUNDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2008

   INCORPORATING ELY RUNNERS 2007-08 CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Ely Runners 3rd of 15 teams

Alex Tate overall winner and Natalle Etches 1st female for Ely Runners

Personal bests for Alex Tate & Steve Tovey

 

There were 21 Ely Runners amongst the 363 finishers in this fifth of the six 2007-08 races. The undulating 5.0 miles course was on packed woodland paths and slightly muddy tracks. Ely Runners were 3rd and retained their 4th overall position in the League. The first 10 to finish, including at least 3 ladies, make up the scoring team but all finishers influence the overall result. Members helping with the team and incorporated club championships were Eric Drury (Team Manager), Tony Hall (transport and kit), Rod Baron (timing, photographs and results), and Emily Knight (timing). Official results:

 

Ely Scoring Team

1st        Alex Tate                     26.50     5m XC PB (26:49)*

11th      John Manlow                29:33    1st 5m XC (29:32)*

15th      Stephen Pettit              29:47

23rd      Peter Gipp                   30:34

50th      Adam Etches               32:16    

55th     Stephen Howard           32:26

63rd      Steve Tovey                 32:57     5m XC PB (32:56)*

108th    Natalle Etches             34:51

135th   Birgitta Bramley            35:52

191st    Rachel Roberts             38:46

 

Ely Other Results

68th      Graham Chapman        33:08

85th      Darren Murfitt               33:59

98th      Charlie Barker              34:28

175th    Adrian Stokes              37:46     1st 5m XC (37:45)*

196th    Steve Collett                38:55     1st 5m XC (38:50)*

198th    John Turner                 38:58

201st    Heidi Fochtmann          39:05      1st 5m XC (39:03)*

211th    Melanie Fisher             39:37      1st 5m XC (39:31)*

249th    Mary Gates                 41:23

255th    Julie Foreman              41:43

271st    Lisa Redman                42:41

 

Team Results (from 15)

1st    NVH                      377           15 points       2nd overall   (68 points)

2nd   Riverside                481           14 points       1st overall    (74 points)

3rd    Ely Runners           652           13 points       4th overall    (54 points)

4th    Hunts AC              809           12 points       3rd overall    (62 points)

5th   Werrington             839           11 points       5th overall    (50 points)

6th   Bourne                  847           10 points       8th overall    (43 points)

7th   BRJ                      928             9 points       6th overall    (46) points)

8th   Ramsey              1043             8 points      10th overall    (30 points)

 

Ely Runners Incorporated Cross-Country Championships - Results

1st Male               Alex Tate

2nd Male              John Manlow

3rd Male               Stephen Pettit

 

1st Female          Natalle Etches

2nd Female          Birgitta Bramley

3rd Female           Rachel Roberts

 

1st Age Graded Male      Alex Tate            (79.98%)

2nd Age Graded Male        Stephen Pettit      (76.21%)   3rd Age Graded overall

3rd Age Graded Male         Peter Gipp           (75.33%)

 

1st Age Graded Female     Birgitta Bramley   (77.08%)   2nd Age Graded overall

2nd Age Graded Female       Natalle Etches        (68:32%)

3rd Age Graded Female        Rachel Roberts       (62.17%)

 

Conditions were quite good, being cold but dry and sunny with a light wind.

 

*Accurate gun times for these championships are used for the above PBs and 1st 5m XC times.

For the full FFL results see www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/results.htm

For full ER XC Champs results see    Result      Stats   For Photos see  Photos


WELLINGBOROUGH MULTI-TERRAIN 15k (ROUND 2 of 3), SUNDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2008

Ian Day 1st in 15k again

This 3 race series of events includes 15k, 10k and 5k options. Ely Runner Ian Day finished the 15k course 1st of 85 runners in 53:13 which was 1:24 faster than when he won the Round 1 race last month. This time he led for the first 2.5 laps but was then overtaken. However he kept calm and close to regain the lead in the last 100m with a sprint finish. Ian is also 1st overall with a maximum 1,000 points and 5 points clear of his nearest rival with one race to go. The course was about half woodland tracks/roads and half soft grassland. Conditions were drier than in January except that it was very windy.


TRING TO TOWN 40 MILES ULTRA RACE, SUNDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2008

Good time for Ian Green in first 40m Ultra

As part of his preparation for Ironman France later this year, Ely Runner Ian Green completed this mainly level run of about 40m following the Grand Union Canal from Tring to the finish near to Kew Gardens in 6 hours 37 minutes. The race had the option of running westwards on Saturday or eastwards on Sunday. Conditions were cool and dry but with a strong headwind in places.


SEAA CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, PARLIAMENT HILL, HAMPSTEAD HEATH, LONDON, SATURDAY 26th JANUARY 2008

There were five Ely Runners amongst the 832 finishers in the hotly contested Senior Men's race of 15 km (9 miles) on a three lap waterlogged course of unrelenting hills and mud. Official results:

53rd      Alex Tate                52:14
146th    Ian Day                   56:33
261st   John Crisp                60:06
453rd   Stephen Howard       65:37
574th   Graham Chapman     69:15

Snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan was an impressive 189th in 57:33. He was reported to have taken up running instead of spending 100 an hour on therapy for his mood swings and now prefers running to snooker.

A blustery wind with sunny skies and mild temperatures made for a memorable and enjoyable race.


FOLKSWORTH 15M ROAD RACE, SUNDAY 20th JANUARY 2008

Club MV50 record & personal best for Graham Chapman
Club MV55 record for Charlie Barker
Personal bests for John Manlow, Simon Jackson, Ian Blatchford, Simon Bottomley & Nick Dowdy

There were 9 Ely Runners amongst the 435 finishers in this testing London Marathon preparation event. The two lap undulating course had very steep hills at 7 miles and just before the finish. Official results:

12th       John Manlow             1:34:24     PB (1st 15m)
62nd      Graham Chapman      1:44:14     Club MV50 record by 3:11 & PB by 6:16
81st       Simon Jackson          1:46:19     PB
101st     Charlie Barker            1:49:03     Club MV55 record by 17:49
105th     Stephen Tovey           1:50:00
271st     John Crawford            2:07:30
274th     Ian Blatchford             2:08:07     PB (1st 15m)
292nd    Simon Bottomley        2:09:54     PB (1st 15m)
320th     Nick Dowdy               2:13:53     PB (1st 15m)

Conditions were very mild, dry and with strong winds.


WELLINGBOROUGH MULTI-TERRAIN 15k (ROUND 1), SUNDAY 13th JANUARY 2008

Ian Day 1st in 15k

This series of events includes 15k, 10k and 5k options. Ely Runner Ian Day finished the 15k course 1st of 86 runners in 54:37 compared to 55:09 last year, when he was 4th. The course was about half woodland tracks/roads and half soft grassland. Conditions were very muddy but the weather was mild and windy without rain.


 

FROSTBITE FRIENDLY LEAGUE, 5.2 MILES MIXED TERRAIN, RAMSEY, SUNDAY 13th JANUARY 2008

 

Ely Runners 2nd of 15 teams and improve to 4th overall in the League

Craig Holgate 3rd male and Natalle Etches 4th female overall

 

There were 23 Ely Runners amongst the 383 official finishers in this fourth of the six 2007-08 league races. The almost level course of about 5.2 miles was on grass, mixed terrain tracks and concrete farm roads. Ely Runners were 2nd and improved from 7th to 4th team overall. The first 10 to finish, including at least 3 ladies, make up the scoring team but all finishers influence the overall result. Eric Drury was Team manager and Tony Hall assisted with transport. Official results (times to follow):

 

Ely Scoring Team

3rd        Craig Holgate

10th      John Crisp

11th      John Manlow                  1st race for Ely Runners

15th      Stephen Pettit

26th      Peter Gipp

28th      Adam Etches

54th      Stephen Howard

102nd   Natalle Etches

121st    Birgitta Bramley

230th    Heidi Fochtman

 

Ely Other Results

78th      Graham Chapman

82nd     Steve Tovey

85th      Darren Murfitt

103rd    Charlie Barker

166th    Adrian Stokes

185th    John Turner

231st    Melanie Fisher

237th    Emma Greaves

250th    Steve Collett

264th    Nigel Leadbetter

270th    Claire Irons

284th    Julie Foreman

323rd    Emily Knight

 

Team Results (from 15)

1st      Riverside                 519          15 points      1st overall (60 points)

2nd     Ely Runners             600          14 points      4th overall (41 points)

3rd     Hunts AC                 743          13 points      3rd overall (50 points)

4th     C&C                        835          12 points      7th  overall (37 points)

5th     NVH                        890          11 points      2nd overall (53 points)

6th     Werrington               913         10 points       5th overall (39 points)

7th     BRJ                         987           9 points       8th overall (37 points)

8th     Ramsey                 1048           8 points      10th overall (22 points)

  

Conditions were wet underfoot but the weather was dry, mild and and fairly windy.

 

For the full results see www.frostbiteleague.org.uk and photos www.photoboxgallery.com/MarxPix50


CAMBRIDGESHIRE AA CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, ST NEOTS, SUNDAY 6th JANUARY 2008

Ely Runners were represented by six men and one woman at these championships held on a soft parkland multiple lap courses with some muddy woodland paths. Official results: 

Men's 10k Race (87 ran)
4th     Alex Tate                 35:08      4th SM
24th   Peter Gipp               38:55      6th MV40
35th   Max d'Ayala             40:27      8th MV40
37th   Stephen Howard       41:04      9th MV40
42nd   Graham Chapman    41:40      6th MV50
79th   John Turner              51:39      3rd  MV60

In the senior men's team (6 score) race, Ely were 6th of 9 clubs and in the veteran men's team (3 score) race, Ely were 4th of 11 clubs.
Based on his position, Alex Tate should be in the Cambridgeshire team for the Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships at Nottingham in March.

 Women's 6k Race (30 ran)
20th   Lisa Redman           29:46      3rd FV35

Conditions were soft underfoot, cool and sunny

 

SUFFOLK AA CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, HOLBROOK , IPSWICH, SUNDAY 6th JANUARY 2008

Ely Runners Ian was 13th of 86 finishers in 41:32 on a course of about 11k at Holbrook Royal Hospital School south of Ipswich. There were three laps on parkland, playing fields, and around the River Stour defence system. It was undulating and a bit muddy in places. Conditions were sunny with not much wind.

Based on his performance, Ian will be considered for the Suffolk team for the Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships at Nottingham in March.


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