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Results - June 05 to Aug 05 (Most Recent First)     Updated 09/01/2006 21:53:45

NENE VALLEY 5K, WEDNESDAY 31st AUGUST 2005

Four Ely Runners were amongst the 166 finishers competing on a level course of parkland roads and tarmac paths around a lake. Official results:

30th    Ian Day              18:23
44th    Darren Murfitt     19:29
89th    Peter Harris        21:39
104th  Rachel Kiff          22:29   2nd claim

Conditions were difficult, being very hot and humid so times tended to be slower than expected.


SEAA 10,000M TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEDFORD, SATURDAY 27th AUGUST 2005

MV45 PB and MV45 club record for Chris Rayment and SM club record for Ian Day

Improving Ely Runners MV45 Chris Rayment finished 5th in 36:32.83 and Ian Day 6th in a SM club record 37:20.95, a creditable effort in his first track race. It was Chris' last race in the UK before re-emigrating to Australia on 31st August.


ELY RUNNERS' STRAIGHT MILE HANDICAP, QUANEA DROVE, ELY, TUESDAY 23rd AUGUST 2005

Rachel Kiff overall handicap winner and Don Brown male handicap winner
Alex Tate fastest male and Natalle Coles fastest female
Chris Rayment overall 1st age related runner and Natalle Coles 1st age related female
Twelve members achieve all-time personal bests and nine members club category records

There were 26 Ely Runners in this hotly contested club event over a straight and level road course. They found racing a straight mile required lung bursting effort and pace judgement but, such was the enthusiasm and competition, 12 members achieved personal best times and 9 members club category records. Full results:

 

Name

Estimated Time

Actual Time

Percentage

Age Graded
%

Overall Position

Handicap Position

Rachel Kiff

7:00

6:16.11

111.70%

67.18 18th/ 2nd lady

1st

Don Brown

8:00 7:28.68 107.14% 64.52 20th 2nd
Jaime Gallagher 7:30 7:01.57 106.76% 59.00 19th/ 3rd lady 3rd
Natalle Coles 6:15 5:54.24 105.93% 70.33(14) 14th/1st lady 4th
Keith Mitchell 5:55 5:38.93 105.02% 74.63(8) 11th 5th
Peter Gipp 5:20 5:05.87 104.91% 78.97(2) 5th 6th

Julie Foreman

8:40

8:16.40

104.84%

50.53 25th/ 8th lady

7th

Graham Chapman 5:55 5:39.52 104.71% 74.41(9) 12th 8th
Ian Day 5:15 5:03.62 103.96% 75.62(5) 3rd 9th
Mat Ward 5:30 5:19.02 103.44% 71.08(11) 6th 10th
Mary Gates 8:30 8:13.81 103.33% 53.66 24th/ 7th lady 11th
Hayley Rutterford 9:00 8:46.78 102.59% 61.69 26th/9th lady 12th
Torsten Lytken 5:30 5:26.34 101.22% 71.51(10) 8th 13th
Charlie Barker 5:55 5:53.14 100.56% 74.68(7) 13th 14th
Peter Harris 6:15 6:14.93 100.26% 70.90(12) 17th 15th
Lana Chalmers 7:30 7:31.71 99.77% 56.77 21st/ 4th lady 16th
Adam Etches 5:20 5:22.81 99.37% 69.47 7th 17th
Max d'Ayala 5:02 5:04.93 99.34% 76.96(3) 4th 18th
Darren Murfitt 5:33 5:37.71 98.81% 69.95 10th 19th
Chris Rayment 4:59 5:03.30 98.67% 80.94(1) 2nd 20th
Stephen Howard 5:30 5:35.52 98.50% 70.88(13) 9th 21st
Sarah Sharpe 7:35 7:42.74 98.48% 54.13 22nd/ 5th lady 22nd
John Turner 6:00 6:11.52 97.03% 74.80(6) 16th 23rd
Alex Tate 4:40 4:53.49 95.56% 76.58(4) 1st 24th
Tim Bedford 5:40 5:56.96 95.50% 63.95 15th 25th
Chass Matharu 7:20 7:55.37 92.63% 54.90 23rd/ 6th lady 26th

All-time personal bests were achieved by: Rachel Kiff, Jaime Gallagher, Natalle Coles, Keith Mitchell, Julie Foreman, Graham Chapman, Mary Gates, Hayley Rutterford, Torsten Lytken, Charlie Barker, Lana Chalmers, and Max d'Ayala.

Club category records were achieved by Alex Tate (SM), Natalle Coles (SW), Lana Chalmers (FV35), Peter Gipp (MV40), Mary Gates (FV40), Chris Rayment (MV45), Charlie Barker (MV50), Peter Harris (MV55), and John Turner (MV60).

The racing surface was uneven in places but the weather conditions were good, being moderately cool with hardly any wind.


THORNEY 5 MILE ROAD RACE, SUNDAY 21st AUGUST 2005

Birgitta Bramley 1st female vet 50 (club FV50 road record)
Rachel Kiff 2nd senior woman and 2nd County senior woman in road personal best
Maurice Reed 3rd male vet 40 and 1st County male vet 40
John Turner 3rd male vet 60 and 2nd County male vet 60
Male vet 55 personal best for Peter Harris

Five Ely Runners were amongst the 191 finishers in this County Championship and Cambridge Road Race League event. The almost level course was on rural fenland roads with about 0.75 mile along a stony farm track. Official results:

34th      Maurice Reed        31:28    3rd MV40 & 1st County MV40
73rd      John Turner           34:33    3rd MV60 & 2nd County MV60
81st      Birgitta Bramley     35:18    1st FV50, club FV50 road record (would have been 1st County FV50 if had entered)
89th      Peter Harris           35:42    MV55 PB by 1:36
102nd    Rachel Kiff            37:10    (2nd claim), 2nd SW and 2nd County SW, road PB

Conditions were mild (warm towards end) and slightly humid with a light breeze


PETERBOROUGH 5K ROAD RACE SERIES, WERRINGTON, WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST 2005

Ely Runner Max d'Ayala was 21st of 149 finishers in 17:40 in this last of the 5 race series. Max was 12th (best of 3 races) in the series. The winner in 15:07 and the series was Neil Addison of Shaftsbury Barnet. Conditions for the fast flat course were very warm and still.


OPEN GRADED TRACK MEETING 3,000M, NORTHAMPTON, WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST 2005

Personal best for William Clapp
Club MV45 track record for Chris Rayment

Open graded track meeting, Northampton, Weds 17.8.05

Running for Harborough AC second claim member William Clapp finished 4th out of a strong field of 8 in a PB time of 9:46.0 which was 3.6 seconds better than his previous best. Chris Rayment finished 6th in 10:03.24 (club MV45 track record). Conditions were good for track running, being warm and still.
 


TOMMY CLAY 10 MILES ROAD RACE, HOLBEACH, SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 2005

Excellent personal best for Simon Jackson

Second claim Ely Runner Simon Jackson was 16th of 51 finishers in 71:41, a PB by 12:56. The race was won by Robert Birchall of Notts AC in 52:18. Conditions were overcast but warm with a strong breeze.


MACMILLAN 5 MILES CROSS COUNTRY RACE, WANDLEBURY, CAMBRIDGE, SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 2005

Club category cross country records for John Turner (1st MV55) and Birgitta Bramley (1st FV50)
Peter Gipp 2nd MV40

Five Ely Runners were among 74 finishers on a two lap course of slightly over 5 miles on gently undulating but twisting woodland paths. Official results:

10th    Peter Gipp             29:46    2nd MV40
12th    Torsten Lytken       30:16
14th    John Crisp             31:40
24th   John Turner             34:22    1st MV55, club MV55 XC record
26th    Birgitta Bramley     34:55    1st FV50, club FV50 XC record

Conditions were quite good, being mild and slightly humid and the paths were soft following rain the previous afternoon.


NEWARK HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 2005

Personal best for Natalle Coles

Four Ely Runners were among the 672 finishers on this initially flat and then hilly road race in and around Newark. Official results:

21st     William Clapp      1:20:14       2nd claim
30th     Adam Etches      1:22:43
121st   Charlie Barker      1:31:18
216th   Natalle Coles       1:37:34        Road PB by about 1 minute and 29 minutes faster than last year!

Weather conditions were mixed. Ten minutes of rain at the start of the race gave way to half an hour of sunny humid conditions before a cooling but strong headwind took over. However, this was much better than last year when it was 29C in the shade. 


ROUND LEICESTERSHIRE RELAY, SUNDAY 7th AUGUST 2005

William Clapp 2nd fastest on leg

Despite racing 1500m and 3000m the previous day, second claim Ely Runner William Clapp was 2nd fastest of 31 runners on leg 6 in 50:52, five seconds behind the fastest runner.  After a short steep downhill start, his leg was on mainly flat roads and the canal towpath from Slawston to Foxton via Great Bowden. Not all the 13 legs on this 90+ mile road and trail relay were accurately measured, but judging by the times William's leg (billed at 7 miles but actually over 8 miles) was probably the longest.  He halved the lead to 1:14 at the end of his leg, keeping his 1st claim club Harborough AC in 2nd position and enabling the following stage runner to put Harborough into the lead. His team eventually finished 2nd in 9:18:53 which was 9.5 minutes behind winners Huncote. Conditions were hot and sunny.


LONDON TRIATHLON, SUNDAY 7th AUGUST 2005

Two Ely Runners were in the same 5 years age category (both 35 on 31 Dec 05) for this Olympic distance event. Tim Bedford was 118th and David Richards (enjoying only his second triathlon and first Olympic distance) was 201st of 550 in their age category. Their times were:

                         Tim Bedford                David Richards
Swim 1.5k             34:35                           35:35
Bike 40k             1:16:19                         1:21:04
Run 10k                 46:47                           47:25
Overall                2:42:28                         2:50:49         

The swim in Victoria Docks was crowded in the early stages and David lost time behind a slow bunch. Fortunately conditions were dry for the flat but very twisting bike course. In the two lap run, David found his second 5k was 2 minutes faster than his first 5k.

Conditions were mild and dry.


EASTERN VETERANS AC 5K ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS, CAMBRIDGE, SUNDAY 7th AUGUST 2005

 John Fordham 3rd MV65

Four of Ely Runners' veteran men were among the 55 finishers in this hotly contested championship on a gently undulating route via Granchester. Official results for the 5k (3.107 miles) course:

9th      Peter Gipp         17:58       4th MV40
15th    Maurice Reed    19:21       7th MV40
38th    John Turner       22:25       6th MV55
42nd   John Fordham    23:43      3rd MV65

The winner was MV45 Jim McMahon (Bedford & Co) in 16:03

Conditions were warm and still.


MIDLANDS SENIOR MEN'S TRACK & FIELD DIVISION 5, HEREFORD, SATURDAY 6th AUGUST 2005

William Clapp 3rd in 3,000m

Running for Harborough AC, 2nd claim Ely Runners William Clapp took over a minute off his 1500m PB (set in 1978!) to finish 5th out of 10 runners in 4:37.0. Half an hour later, he then ran in the 3,000m to finish 3rd out of 8 in 10:05.7. Conditions were warm and breezy.


WIBBLY WOBBLY LOG JOG 5 MILES CROSS COUNTRY RACE, BRANDON FOREST, FRIDAY 5th AUGUST 2005

Alex Tate 2nd, category places for Ian Day, Chris Rayment and Peter Gipp
Club cross country category records for Chris Rayment, Peter Gipp, Natalle Coles, and Meg Lewis

Fifteen Ely Runners were among the 293 finishers in this popular event along undulating, uneven and twisting tracks through Brandon Forest. Official results:

2nd     Alex Tate                 26:32     2nd claim
4th      Ian Day                   27:13     3rd SM
7th      Chris Rayment         27:26     2nd MV45   Club MV45 XC record
13th    Peter Gipp               28:40     3rd MV40    Club MV40 XC record
17th    Adam Etches           29:24
24th    John Crisp               30:05
41st    Graham Chapman    32:11      
72nd    Natalle Coles          34:41      fell but 4th SW in club SW XC record
76th     Simon Jackson       35:05      2nd claim
83rd     John Turner             35:38      4th MV55
100th   Rachel Kiff              36:33      2nd race in 2 days, 2nd claim
119th   Jaime Gallagher      39:06
195th   Sarah Sharpe          43:55
196th   Meg Lewis              43:56      Club FV40 XC record
245th   Julie Foreman         48:00

The race was won by Andy Taylor of St Edmund's Pacers in 25:11
Conditions were good, being still and cool for the time of year. Also, rain earlier in the day had left the sandy tracks in an ideal state for racing.
Photographs of Ely Runners (by Web Master Rod Baron) are on the club web site www.elyrunners.co.uk (see 'PHOTOS' - 'Recent Photos').

 

KEVIN HENRY 5K SUMMER LEAGUE, NEWMARKET, THURSDAY 4th AUGUST 2005

Two second claim Ely Runners were among the 71 finishers in this 3rd of 4 races series. The mainly level course was one lap of the two lap Newmarket 10k road race course. Official results:

35th/50 men        Kevin Collins     20:49
12th/21 women    Rachel Kiff        22:47    twisted ankle soon after start

Newmarket Joggers won the men's race and Cambridge & Coleridge the women's, with Newmarket Joggers taking the combined honours.

Conditions were mild and muggy.


PETERBOROUGH 5K ROAD RACE SERIES, FERRY MEADOWS, WEDNESDAY 20th JULY 2005

Another personal best for improving Ian Day

Two Ely Runners were amongst the 176 finishers competing on a flat course on tarmac footpaths around the smaller lake, starting and
finishing on the grass by the Watersports Centre. The route comprised one small lap followed by two large laps. Official results:

18th   Ian Day           17:16      Personal best
20th   Max d'Ayala    17:26      20 sec improvement on first race in series

The race hosts were Thorney Running Club and the winner was Andy Barber of Newnham & Essex Beagles in 15:16.

There was a light wind which was partly shielded by trees lining the route so conditions were cool and pleasant for running.


ST IVES DAIRY CREST 10K ROAD RACE, SUNDAY 17th JULY 2005

Personal bests for Simon Jackson & Lana Chalmers

Six Ely runners were amongst the 460 finishers competing in this Cambs Road Race league event on a partly undulating there and back course from the St Ivo Centre to the Wyton Airfield perimeter road. Official results:

32nd     Maurice Reed        38:57
133rd    Simon Jackson      45:35      2nd claim,  PB by 2 mins
252nd   Lana Chalmers       52:21      PB by 1:34
259th    Jaime Gallagher     52:35
370th    Sarah Sharpe        59:59
376th    Meg Lewis          1:00:30

Conditions were sunny and very hot.


ST IVES DAIRY CREST 3K FUN RUN, SUNDAY 17th JULY 2005

Hayley Rutterford 1st under 9 girl in personal best time

Two Ely Runners were among the 131 finishers in this road race from the St Ivo Centre to the Wyton Airfield approach road and back. Despite not having trained recently, Ely Runner Hayley Rutterford (age 7) finished 64th (1st under 9 girl) in 17:30, a personal best by 5 seconds and 21 places ahead of the next under 9 girl. Her father, Ely Runner Alan Rutterford, helped her to maintain a level pace in the very hot conditions and supplied her with water during the race. Approaching the finish she sprinted ahead of her father who was 65th but also timed at 17:30 The overall winner was Mike Smith (age 14) of Hunts AC in 11:01.


 

ABBEY 12K (7.46 MILES) MIXED TERRAIN & 3K FUN RUN, RAMSEY, SUNDAY 10TH JULY 2005

 

Veteran Eric Drury 2nd (16+) in 3k Fun Run in a club MV60 cross country record time

 

Seven Ely Runners were among the 175 finishers on an almost level rural fenland course of grassy fields, tracks and concrete farm roads. Official results:

 

17th      Maurice Reed       49:07

62nd    John Turner            55:59

69th      Peter Harris          57:58

79th      Alan Rutterford      59:30    ankle injury

92nd     Rachel Kiff             61:56   second claim

131st    Jaime Gallagher     69:29

156th    Colin Doak            75:02

 

In the 3k Fun Run on a course of grassy fields, MV63 Ely Runner Eric Drury was 39th of 76 finishers in 16:15, which was a club MV60 cross country record. He was 2nd in the over 16 category for which he received a trophy.

 

Conditions were sunny and hot with a light breeze


KEVIN HENRY 5K SUMMER LEAGUE, HAVERHILL, THURSDAY 7th JULY 2005

 

Personal Best for Improving Rachel Kiff

 

Second claim Ely Runner Rachel Kiff finished 14th of 21 ladies in 21:57 (PB by about 2 minutes and only 8 seconds outside the club SW's record) on an undulating course with a 1.5k climb at the start and a 2k descent to the finish. Conditions were cool and overcast.


RYSTON MIDSUMMER 5 MILE ROAD RACE, DOWNHAM MARKET, THURSDAY 7th JULY 2005

 

Ely Runner Alan Rutterford was 40th of 125 finishers in 33:08 on an elliptical course along the Old Lynn Road through Downham Market and around the bypass. Conditions were mild and overcast with a strong headwind on the bypass.


PETERBOROUGH SERIES 5K, EYE, WEDNESDAY 6th JULY 2005

 

Ely Runner Jaime Gallagher finished 107th of about 129 runners on a fairly level course which became about 200m short due to lack of marshals. Her time of 23:45 would have been about 25:00 for a full 5k. Conditions were cool and damp.


EASTERN VETERANS 10k ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS, COMBERTON, SUNDAY 3rd JULY 2005

Peter Gipp 2nd MV40 and Maurice Reed 3rd MV40

Three Ely Runners were among the 44 finishers competing on an undulating course of minor roads which included a long hill from 3-4k. Official results:

6th     Peter Gipp         38:05   (2nd MV40)
9th     Maurice Reed    39:18   (3rd MV40|)
28th   John Turner        44:35

Conditions were quite warm and humid with a slight breeze.


SUTTON FEAST BEAST 6.5  MILES MIXED TERRAIN, SUTTON, SUNDAY 3rd JULY 2005

Alex Tate 2nd, Natalle Coles 2nd Female, and Ely Runners 1st Team again
Course Personal Bests for Adam Etches & Natalle Coles

Six Ely Runners were among the 58 finishers competing over a course of rural roads and tracks. Official results:

2nd     Alex Tate             36:52        2nd Male
4th      Adam Etches       39:26        Course PB
6th      Torsten Lytken     40:58
12th    Natalle Coles        45:54        2nd Female, Course PB
21st    Peter Harris          48:13
26th    Rachel Kiff            50:15        2nd claim

The times of the first five Ely Runners were used to calculate that they had won the team event in a team time of 42:44 for which they received a permanent trophy. Cambridge & Coleridge were the second team. Ely Runners have provided team winning performances for all the Feast Beast events since 2002.

Conditions were cloudy but quite warm with a light breeze


CARL LAWTON'S INTER CLUB CHALLENGE 3,000M (TRACK) WALK, HARINGEY STADIUM, SATURDAY 2nd JULY 2005

Ely Runner John Turner was 8th of 8 walkers in 18:46.6. Conditions were mild, overcast and without wind.


ENFIELD LEAGUE 5 MILES WALK, QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK, ENFIELD, SATURDAY 2nd JULY 2005

John Turner 1st Novice in club MV55 record and PB time

Ely Runner John Turner finished 10th (1st Novice) of 37 walkers in an MV55 club record and personal best time of 49:44. The level tarmac course consisted of 5 x 1 mile laps. Conditions were good, being mild, overcast and without wind.


NORTH DOWNS 30K TRAIL RUN, GRAVESEND, KENT, SUNDAY 26th JUNE 2005

Club records for Ian Day, Stephen Howard and Keith Mitchell
Personal bests for Keith Mitchell and Alan Rutterford
Ely Runners 'A' team 3rd of 34 teams

Eight Ely Runners were among the 388 finishers competing over a scenic but tough and hilly 85% off-road course of footpaths, tracks, arable fields, meadows and orchards. The lowest point of the course was 40' and the highest 588'. Official results:

12th      Ian Day                 2:07:09    Club senior men's and all age cross country record
57th      Stephen Howard    2:27:40    Club MV40 cross country record
86th      Darren Murfitt       2:32:29
91st      Keith Mitchell        2:34:03    Club MV45 cross country record and cross country PUB
106th    Charlie Barker       2:36:06
165th    Alan Rutterford      2:46:41     cross country PUB
216th    John Turner           2:54:34
250th    John Crawford       3:00:04

In the team event, Ely Runners' 'A' team (Ian Day, Stephen Howard & Darren Smurfit) were 3rd and Ely Runners 'BE team (Keith Mitchell, Charlie Barker, & Alan Rutterford) were 16th of 34 teams. These were fine achievements for a Fenland club in a hilly event!

Conditions were quite good for fast times because the course surface was hard from lack of rainfall and the weather mild but overcast and slightly humid.


PETERBOROUGH 5K SERIES (RACE 1), FERRY MEADOWS, WEDNESDAY 22nd JUNE 2005

Ely Runner Max d'Ayala was 17th of 174 finishers in a good time for the hot conditions of 17:46. The course for this evening event was on fairly level lakeside tarmac paths and park roads


WYMONDHAM 10 MILES ROAD RACE, WEDNESDAY 22nd JUNE 2005

Ely Runner Ian Day was 16th of 168 finishers in 61:59. Conditions for the undulating course were hot (25C) with a slight wind


HARBOROUGH 5 MILES ROAD RACE, GARTREE, LEICS, TUESDAY 21st JUNE 2005

Second claim Ely Runner William Clapp continued to enjoy an active summer of successful racing by finishing 15th/358 in a fast time of 28:14 for the undulating course of country roads. Conditions were sunny and still.


MOULTON 5 MILE WALK, SATURDAY 18th JUNE 2005

Ely Runner John Turner (in his first walking race) was 15th of 53 finishers in 52:23. The gently undulating course of rural roads went from Moulton to a triangle turnaround near to the windmill at Dalham and back to Moulton. Conditions were hot and sunny with a light wind.


LIPTON'S ICE TEA MARATHON CHALLENGE, SHARNBROOK, BEDFORD, FRIDAY-SUNDAY 17th-19th JUNE 2005

The day after running in the club's 10k Handicap race on Thursday 16th June, Ely Runner Alan Rutterford attempted to repeat his 2004 effort of 4 races in 4 days by competing in the 3 race Lipton's series at Sharnbrook.

In the first race (Friday evening) of 5 miles cross country Alan twisted his ankle and had to walk the last 0.5 mile to finish 61st/396 in 35:40, about 2.5 minutes slower than last year. Conditions for the undulating course were very hot (27C) with only a slight breeze. The winner was Damian Carr of Kettering Town Harriers in 28:25.

In the next race (Saturday afternoon) of 8.4 miles cross country, Alan had to walk nearly a mile due to his twisted ankle but still came 65th/126 in 1:08:25, about 11 minutes slower than in 2004. Conditions for the steeply undulating course of uneven meadows and rough farm tracks were even hotter (29C) than the day before. The winner was Alan Turnbull of Riverside Runners in 46:56.

Due to his ankle problem and the intense heat, Alan wisely decide not to compete in the final (half marathon) race on Sunday morning.


ELY RUNNERS' 10K HANDICAP ROAD RACE, LITTLE DOWNHAM, THURSDAY 16th JUNE 2005

Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle wins in Male Vet 65 club record and personal best time
Alex Tate fastest Ely Runner and five other members achieved personal best times

There were 26 Ely Runners and 6 guests starting at a range of handicap times to race over the club's popular New Year's Eve 10k course via Pymore to come together in a hotly contested finish outside the Village Hall in Little Downham.

 Improving Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle showed scant regard for his 67 years to win this hotly contested club event 33 seconds ahead of 2nd place Max D'ayala. In 3rd place was Graham Chapman (+50 secs) and 4th place (1st woman) was Julie Foreman (+1 min 13 secs). The first guest runner was Claire Law who was 2nd overall.

The fastest Ely Runner was Alex Tate (6th Ely Runner) who finished in 33:46

Personal best times (in finishing order) were achieved by the following Ely Runners:

Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle       49:49       (MV65 PB)
Graham Chapman            43:09        PB
Julie Foreman               1:03:32        PB
Peter Harris                     47:34       (MV55 PB)
Lana Chalmers                 53:55       PB
Natalle Coles                   43:59        PB

Conditions for the mainly level course were warm and slightly humid with a light wind.

After the race, the winner's shield was presented to Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle and fastest runner prize to Alex Tate at the Prince Albert pub in Ely.

Handicap Result           Actual Time Results      Age Graded order


WELSH CASTLES RELAY, SATURDAY 11th - SUNDAY 12th JUNE 2005

Stage Personal best for Chris Williams

New Ely Runner Chris Williams (2nd claim) ran the 15th stage (12.4 miles from Drovers Arms to Brecon) of this long distance road relay in 1:11:10, a stage personal best. Chris ran for his 1st claim club Clevedon AC. The race started at Caenarfon Castle and followed a route in 20 stages (10 per day) via Criccieth Castle and Harlech Castle to finish at Caerphilly Castle.


14th MARCIA TRA I VIGNETI (RUN AMONG THE VINEYARDS) 11K, ALICE BEL COLLE, ASTI, ITALY, SUNDAY 12th JUNE 2005

Alfredo Verna 3rd Male Veteran 40-49

Prior to departing for two weeks work in alcohol banned Iran, Ely Runner Alfredo Verna enjoyed this 11k race from Alice Bel Colle, a small wine producing village about 30k from Asti. Most of the course was on hills, some being very steep. It was partly on tracks through vineyards (hence name of race) and partly on minor paved roads. Despite lack of hill training opportunities in Cambridgeshire, Alfredo really enjoyed the tough terrain to finish 7th out of about 150 runners (3rd MV40-49) in 43:50, only 2:10 behind the winner. Conditions were pleasantly sunny and slightly overcast with a light wind.

For an entry fee of 5 Euro (about 3.50), all the runners were offered two bottles of local wine at the end of the race. Also cold tea, fizzy or natural mineral water, and pastries! As 3rd male veteran, Alfredo also won two bottles of better quality local wine and a bag of local grissini and delicatessen.


CITY OF NORWICH HALF MARATHON, NORFOLK SHOWGROUND, SUNDAY 12th JUNE 2005

Four Ely Runners were among the 1,020 finishers in this popular event held on an undulating two lap course which included a tough climb at the end of each lap.

Official results:

10th      Alex Tate             1:14:00   (2nd claim but fastest SM time by an Ely Runner)
76th      Torsten Lytken     1:27:17
152nd    Keith Mitchell      1:33:03
246th    John Turner          1:39:06   5th MV55

Alex Tate's time was 32 secs faster that the Ely Runner's Senior Men's record (1:14:32) set by Maurice Reed at East Cambs in 1997 but is not eligible as a club record as he was running for his first claim club Muddy Mucky Munkeys.

Conditions were good, being cool-mild and overcast with a light wind.

Full results see:-   www.conac.org.uk/2005%20half%20marathon%20results.pdf


ST ALBANS REVIEW HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY 12th JUNE 2005

Two Ely Runners were among the 1,415 finishers. Official (chip positions and times) results:

19th         Chris Rayment     1:20:10    5th        MV40-49
1,140th     Fran Crawford      2:09:36   32nd/61  FV45+

Fran's eldest daughter Becky finished in 1:42:02.

Conditions were cool-mild with a light wind.


KEVIN HENRY 5K LEAGUE, SAFFRON WALDEN, THURSDAY 9th JUNE 2005

Another Personal Best for Improving Rachel Kiff

Second claim Ely Runner Rachel Kiff was 14th of 25 females in a personal best time of 23:55. Conditions for the hilly course were very warm and slightly humid


EASTERN VETERANS AC 5 MILES ROAD RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS, REACH, SUNDAY 5th JUNE 2005

John Fordham 2nd Male Vet 65-69

Four Ely Runners were among the 52 finishers in this hotly contested race held on a single lap and mainly level course of rural fenland lanes and roads. Official results:

7th      Peter Gipp           29:59     5th/12 MV40-44
11th    Maurice Reed       31:01     6th/12 MV40-44
32nd   John Turner          35:48      6th/7 MV55-59
43rd    John Fordham      39:36     2nd/3 MV65-70 ('silver' medal)

Conditions were warm-hot, windless and slightly humid.


BEDFORD HARRIERS 20th ANNIVERSARY 10K ROAD RACE, HARROLD, BEDFORD, SUNDAY 5th JUNE 2005
 
Ely Runner John Crisp was 14th of 278 finishers in 38:55 on a one lap undulating course. Conditions were warm and overcast with a slight breeze.
 

HICKATHRIFT 10K ROAD RACE, MARSHLAND ST JAMES, WISBECH, SATURDAY 4th JUNE  2005

Charlie Barker 1st MV50 and Chris Rayment 2nd MV45 in course PB

Five Ely Runners were among the 130 finishers on a flat course comprising a small loop followed by a large loop across open fenland countryside. Official results:

8th       Chris Rayment        36:11     2nd MV45 (course personal best)
31st     Charlie Barker         40:53     1st MV50
46th     John Turner             43:19     3rd MV55
76th     Rachel Kiff              47:55
92nd    Mike Cannon           51:31

Ely Runners were 6th of 16 complete men's teams. Rod Baron was course photographer and produced the results. Richard Handoll marked out the course, drove the race lead car, and recovered the course signs and equipment afterwards.

Conditions were good, being pleasantly mild with a light wind.

For Results and photos  see www.hickathrift10k.co.uk


RUN FOR FUN TRACK EVENING. NORTHAMPTON, WEDNESDAY 1st JUNE 2005

William Clapp 1st in 3,000m

Second claim Ely Runner William Clapp achieved his first non-handicap race victory since 1978 when he won the 3,000m race in 9:52.5., only 11 seconds slower than the club's senior men's track record. He lead the field of five from start to finish to win by about 200m. Conditions were cloudy and blustery.

 

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