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).

Handicap Results 


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.


 

JIM PETERS HALF MARATHON, SOUTHEND, SUNDAY 10th JUNE 2007
 
Another personal best for improving Stephen Pettit
 
Ely Runner Stephen Pettit was 22nd of 998 finishers in a PB time of 1:24:13. The course was relatively flat, mostly on road but with about 1.5 miles of farm track between 7 and 8 miles. The start was chaotic with runners being called back to a holding area for briefing and then, on being released, the race was started before everyone was back in position at the start line.  Although the race was billed with chipped timing (chips were worn), there were no recording mats at the start so the results are gun results. However, the course was well marshalled. Conditions were warm to hot with partial cloud cover. Link to full results http://www.southendraces.co.uk/2007.php

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.


WHIPSNADE 10K, SAFARI PARK, DUNSTABLE, SUNDAY 3rd JUNE 2007
 
Glyn Loveday 2nd in club MV35 record and personal best
 
Two Ely Runners were among the 508 finishers on an essential flat 3 lap circuit around Whipsnade Safari Park. Official results:
 
2nd     Glyn Loveday     35:43      club MV35 record and PB
53rd    Steve Tovey       42:25
 
Conditions were hot and sunny despite an early start.

STILLWATER 5K, SWARTZWOOD STATE PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, SUNDAY 3rd JUNE 2007
 
Ely Runner Torsten Lytken was 11th of over 250 runners in 19:08 on a relatively undulating course. Conditions were hot (28 degrees C) and humid despite the 9:00 am start.

BALA MIDDLE DISTANCE TRIATHLON, SUNDAY 3rd JUNE 2007

 
Ely Runner Ian Green completed this top ten toughest UK event in preparation for the Ironman in Austria later this year. To sponsor Ian, see www.justgiving.com/IMA 
Ian's official results:
 
2k swim in Bala Lake      46:39
78.5 km bike                2:49:18
20k run                        1:54:49
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Overall                         5:30:46
 
Conditions for the day, started calm and warm but the wind started to pick up half an hour before the start. This made the cold North Wales lake very choppy and seemed like a headwind for the entire bike route. It then became warm and sunny for the tough run course when some the forecast rain would have been welcome.

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.

Official times
  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

 
Ely Runner Adam Etches was in a team of three which accepted the challenge to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales (and travel between them) within 24 hours. As they did not have a support team, each took it in turns to do the driving. Weather conditions were:
 
Ben Nevis - Cold with rain, low cloud and snow fields above 1000m.  (Photo at the summit)
Scafell Pike - Cold with rain, low cloud.
Snowdon - Low cloud.
 
Mostly they followed the suggested mountain routes, apart from Scafell Pike where they took a longer and complicated but more scenic route. This cost much time as navigation was difficult in the cloud and they made a couple of mistakes, including leaving Scafell on the wrong side and descending 400m in error.
 
Snowdon was very difficult in the dark so they took the miners' track from Pen-y-pass but had a really bad time with the final scramble to the summit in only 2m visibility. After this, they decided on the safer descent along the mountain railway track path to finish at Llanberis in an overall time of  23 hour and 10 minutes. However, their car was still at Pen-y-pass car park so Adam left his exhausted colleagues and ran up Llanberis Pass to collect the car. His generous act was then rewarded by a full English breakfast at Pete's Eats in Llanberis!
 
Their times were are follows:
 
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  
           
      Total Time 23:10

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

  Report by Ian Blacthford.   The full results and more pictures will be available on http://eurofoulee.free.fr./2007/acc-2007


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.


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