Results - Oct 06 to Dec 06 (Most Recent First)    

Updated 09/05/2007 09:36:05


ELY NEW YEAR'S EVE 10K ROAD RACE, LITTLE DOWNHAM, SUNDAY 31st DECEMBER 2006 

Personal best for Daniel Regan

There were 9 Ely Runners amongst the record 539 finishers in this popular annual event (organised by Ely Runners) starting and finishing in Little Downham on a one lap course via Pymore. Official results

44th      Daniel Regan          40:26     PB by 57 secs
132nd   Ian Green                45:43    1st 10k
202nd   Ian Blatchford          48:37
262nd   Susanne Bethell      51:33    1st 10k
263rd    Michael Butler         51:34
277th    Ruth Davies             52:16    1st 10k
301st    Angela Chapman     53:33     1st 10k
302nd   Emma Greaves        53:35
398th    Rachel Townsend     58:21    1st 10k

Former club Treasurer Lenja Bell returned to Ely for the race and finished 218th in 49:25.

Conditions were mild and windy.


29th CORSA DEL PANETTONE, 9.45 km ASTI, ITALY, TUESDAY 26th DECEMBER 2006

Course personal best for Alfredo Verna

Ely Runner Alfredo Verna was 16th of about 270 finishers in a course PB time of 35:32. This was 39 secs faster than his previous best in 2005. The course was the same single lap of 9.45 km as in previous years, with an uphill section of about 2.5 km and a steeper downhill section of 2 km. Although Alfredo's time was faster than 2005, his position was better in 2005 (10th), indicating a higher race standard this year. Conditions were bright and very cold, being -4C at the start and -2C at the end. In addition to the traditional panettone donated to every runner at the end of the race, there was the usual welcome treat of hot tea and hot chocolate.


STEVENAGE MID WEEK 5K SERIES, WEDNESDAY 13th DECEMBER 2006

Ely Runner Graham Chapman was among the 184 finishers in this third and final 5k (3.11m) race in the series. He finished 66th (58th male/6th MV50 (his best positions of the 3 races) in an official time of 19:17 which was only 2 seconds away from the club's MV50 5k record. Conditions were mild and very windy. Overall in the series, Graham was 71st of 208 scoring runners (63rd male/7th MV50) in a series time (best 2 results) of 38:39.


BEDFORD HARRIERS' HALF MARATHON, WOOTTON, BEDS, SUNDAY 10th DECEMBER 2006

Three Ely Runners were among the 1,317 finishers competing on an undulating one lap course of rural minor and A roads which included two steep up/down gradients. Official results:

222nd    Daniel Regan         1:33:19
224th     Kevin Fox              1:33:22      course PB
698th     John Crawford        1:50:45

Conditions were quite difficult, being cold and windy.


FROSTBITE FRIENDLY LEAGUE, 5 MILES MIXED TERRAIN, MARCH, SUNDAY 10th DECEMBER 2006

Ely Runners 1st of 15 teams.
Alex Tate 1st male and improving Natalle Coles 1st female for Ely Runners.

There were 16 Ely Runners amongst the 376 finishers in this third of the six 2006-07 league races. The new, almost level course of 5 miles was on mixed terrain paths, grass and tracks and quite slippery in places. Despite a smaller turnout than usual, Ely recorded their first win of the season but stayed in 3rd place overall. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 ladies, make up the scoring team but all finishers influence the overall result. Eric Drury was Team manager. Official results:

Ely Scoring Team
8th        Alex Tate                     29:28                  
13th      Ian Day                        30:33
15th      Glyn Loveday               30:45
18th      Alfredo Verna               31:07
19th      Stephen Howard           31:12
24th      Adam Etches               31:43
27th      Peter Gipp                   31:53
33rd      Max d'Ayala                 32:08
108th    Natalle Coles                35:52
132nd    Birgitta Bramley           36:55 

Ely Other Results
71st      Hugh Burton                 34:17
77th    Graham Chapman         34:42
109th   Alan Rutterford             35:52
112th   Ray Harding                 35:59
292nd   Claire Law                   44:20
297th    Lisa Redman               44:43 
325th    Tom Gooch                 47:17

Team Results (from 15)

1st     Ely Runners             397         15 points      3rd overall (39 points/1573 running points)
2nd    Riverside                 426         14 points      1st overall (43 points)
3rd    Hunts AC                 566         13 points      4th overall (37 points)
4th     C&C                        575         12 points      5th overall (35 points)
5th     NVH                        638         11 points      2nd overall (39 points/1507 running points)
6th     Werrington               779         10 points      7th overall (25 points)
7th     Bourne                    821          9 points       6th overall (29 points)
8th     BRJ                         911          8 points       8th overall (23 points)
9th     March                      993          7 points       9th overall (22 points)  

Conditions were cold and windy.

For the full results see www.frostbiteleague.org.uk 


NENE VALLEY TEN, PETERBOROUGH, SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2006

Personal best for Hugh Burton

Two Ely Runners were amongst the 233 finishers in this fast two lap race 10 miles race on cycleways, paths and roads around the urban fringe of Peterborough. Official results:

53rd     Hugh Burton     1:07:40      PB
214th   Colin Doak        1:32:23

Conditions were dry but windy.


GRAVY PUD 5 MILES FELL RACE, TINTWISTLE, DERBYSHIRE, SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2006

Natalle Coles 3rd lady

Two Ely Runners were amongst the 58 finishers who competed on a course of tracks and open land with 1,000 ft of ascent and descent. Official results at http://www.northernboyslovegravy.co.uk/news.php?story=news21.php were:

17th   Adam Etches      45:07     1st FRA event
37th   Natalle Coles      50:30     1st FRA event

Conditions were cool and bright but windy in exposed parts.


INTER-FINANCIAL SERVICES CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, RICHMOND PARK, WEDNESDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2006

Ely Runner Stephen Howard was 22nd (5th vet) of 124 finishers in 35:02, about 1:40 faster than in 2005. The course was the same 5.75 miles two lap hilly circuit as last year. It was slippery and soft in places with some standing water from rain earlier in the week. However, there were blue skies and a light wind for the race.


STEVENAGE MID WEEK 5K SERIES, WEDNESDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2006

Ely Runner Graham Chapman was among the 198 finishers in this second of three 5k (3.11m) races in the series. He finished 71st (62nd male/7th MV50) in an official time of 19:22 which was 40 secs faster than in the first race and only 7 seconds away from the club's MV50 5k record.


 

HEREWARD RELAY, 38.4 MILES IN 4 STAGES, PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL TO ELY CATHEDRAL, SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2006

 

Ely runners had 6 teams in this tough mixed-terrain relay race which finished by the Crimean War cannon on Palace Green, Ely. The 4 stages followed much of the Hereward Way 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 133 teams at the start and 131 finished. Ely Runners Men's 'A' team improved their position from 10th in 2005 to 6th in 2006. Provisional results for Ely Runners' teams in 1-4 stage order with (left to right) individual stage position, name, time, team position with places (+/-) and 1st, 2nd, 3rd stage category places.

 

Men A (6th in 4:11:25)

7th       Glyn Loveday            39:07      7th

9th       Stephen Howard     1:14:48      7th      (0)        2nd MV40

6th       Alfredo Verna         1:09:03      8th      (-1)       1st MV45

6th       Ian Day                  1:08:27      6th     (+2)

  

Men B (12th in 4:22:11)

16th      Alex Gilroy              42:29      16th

12th     Adam Etches         1:16:18      13th     (+3)

17th     Peter Gipp             1:13:58      14th     (-1)

8th       John Crisp             1:09:26      12th     (+2)

 

Men C (23rd in 4:43:07)

28th     Charlie Barker            44:18     28th                3rd MV55

36th     Stephen Tovey        1:22:42     22nd    (+6)

39th     Graham Chapman   1:21:24     26th      (-4)

26th     Simon Jackson       1:14:43     23rd     (+3)

 

Men D (42nd in 5:02:15)

40th     Ray Harding              46:14      40th                2nd MV50

60th     Peter Harris            1:27:59     41st     (-1)       2nd MV55

62nd    Richard Handoll       1:25:50     47th     (-6)

50th     Steve Barker           1:22:12     42nd    (+5)

 

Women A (78th in 5:25:07)

119th   Angela Chapman        59:03     119th

72nd    Natalle Coles           1:30:27      95th    (+24 )    3rd SF

91st     Gina Handoll            1:31:11      91st     (+4)

64th     Birgitta Bramley       1:24:26      78th    (+13)    1st FV50

  

 

Mixed A (120th in 5:56:32)

120th  Joanne Howard             59:30    120th

105th   Karlos Dedos           1:39:22     113th    (+7)

130th   Margaret Bracewell   1:51:44     127th   (-14)

65th    John Turner               1:25:56     120th   (+7)     1st MV60

 

Ely Runner in another team:

 

Munkey Nuts (stage 2)

8th   Alex Tate  1:13:35    11th  (+6)

 

The 1st men's team was Fairlands Valley Spartans Tri 'A' in 4:05:50 and the 1st women's team Cambridge & Coleridge 'Fast Girls' in 4:48:11.

 

Conditions were mild and mainly sunny with strong SW winds. The off-road sections were very wet and muddy, hence times were slower than last year. Stage 4 included running through the flooded Welney Washes.

 

Ely Runners helped with the race as follows: Eric Drury set up the finish area and marked the course from the A10 bypass, Darren Murfitt was responsible for club marshals and the A10 crossing, Tony Hall and Steve Harrison were course drivers, Rod Baron was course photographer, 6 runners were stage drivers, and several members were marshals from the A10, including those who also ran in stages 1 and 2.

 

Team Result     Stage 1       Stage 2      Stage 3       Stage 4   


PHILADELPHIA, MARATHON, USA, SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2006

Ely Runner Torsten Lytken, who is currently living and working in the USA, was 492nd (446th male, 60th div pl) of about 11,000 finishers in a chip time of 3:12:50. The relatively flat and fast course went through some very scenic and historic parts of Philadelphia. One long stretch along the Delaware river folded back on itself so Torsten could see the winners racing back. He said that the crowds were fantastic and the race had the atmosphere of a street party.

Conditions (8:00 am start) were chilly (9C/48F) and breezy (wind 9-14 mph).


 

ST NEOTS HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2006

 

Personal best for Ian Green

 

There were 5 Ely Runners amongst the 902 finishers in this popular race on an undulating 13.1 miles course from Eynesbury through Abbotsley, Waresley, Abbotsley again and back into Eynesbury. Official results with chip times:

 

16th            Ian Day                  1:21:22       73.55% AG

102nd         Simon Jackson       1:29:30       66.51% AG

184th          Ian Green               1:35:20       62.53% AG     Personal best

426th         John Crawford          1:47:58       62.75% AG

764th         Fran Crawford           2:07:34      59.59% AG

 

Conditions were bright and clear with a cold breeze.

 

Photographs will be available on www.digitography.co.uk


STEVENAGE MID WEEK 5K SERIES, WEDNESDAY 15th NOVEMBER 2006

Ely Runner Graham Chapman was among the 233 finishers in this first of three 5k (3.11m) races in the series. He finished 93rd (85th male/10th MV50) in an official time of 20:02. Graham's first two miles were quite fast (6:14 and 6:04 m/m) but he was slower in the final 1.11 miles. It was mild but times were generally slower than usual due to windy conditions and because the course of urban cycleways included several ramps over and under roads. Graham hopes to be able to sustain his pace in the next race on Wednesday 29th November and improve on his time and position.


FROSTBITE FRIENDLY LEAGUE, 5 MILES ROAD RACE, BUSHFIELD, PETERBOROUGH,  SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2006

Ely Runners finish 4th of 15 teams and move up to 3rdin the League.
Alex Tate 1st male and improving Natalle Coles 1st female for Ely Runners.
Personal bests for Adam Etches, Natalle Coles, Graham Chapman, Joanne Howard, and Monika Keith.
Club MV70 record established by John Fordham.

There were 24 Ely Runners among a record 485 finishers in this second of the six 2006-07 league races. The course of 5 miles was on slightly undulating roads, cycleways, tarmac paths, and firm woodland tracks. Ely narrowly finished 4th of 15 teams, compared to 1st in 2005. However, Ely moved up from 4th to 3rd place overall, which is the same position as in 2005 after the 2nd race. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 ladies, make up the scoring team but all finishers influence the overall result. Eric Drury was Team manager. Official results:

Ely Scoring Team
9th        Alex Tate                     28:31                  
14th      Ian Day                        28:55
15th      Stephen Howard           28:59
24th      Glyn Loveday               29:20
35th      Adam Etches               29:38      PB
40th      Max d'Ayala                 30:09
44th      Peter Gipp                   30:25
81st      Alex Gilroy                   31:43      1st 5m race
162nd   Natalle Coles                34:15      PB
194th    Birgitta Bramley            35:19

Ely Other Results
114th    Graham Chapman        32:40     PB
115th    Darren Murfitt               32:45
121st    Hugh Burton                 32:53
122nd   Charlie Barker              32:55
150th    Peter Harris                 33:58
173rd    John Turner                  34:59   
205th    Ian Green                     35:40    1st 5m road race
282nd   Ian Blatchford               38:11     
314th    Rachel Roberts            39:03
342nd   John Fordham              40:01     club MV70 record
359th    Tony Westrope            40:58     1st ER race, 1st  5m road race
404th    Angela Chapman         43:08     1st ER race, 1st 5m road race
422nd   Joanne Howard            44:22      PB by about 3 mins
454th    Monika Keith               47:31      PB by over 2 mins 

Team Results (from 15)
1st     Riverside                455       15 points     1st overall (29 points)
2nd    Hunts AC               573       14 points     4th overall (24 points)
3rd    NVH                       582       13 points     2nd overall (28 points)
4th     Ely Runners           613        12 points     3rd overall (24 points)
5th     C&C                      733        11 points     5th overall (23 points)
6th     PACTRAC              820        10 points     7th overall (17 points)
7th     Bourne                   909         9 points      6th overall (20 points)
8th     BRJ                       959         8 points      9th overall (15 points)
9th     Werrington             976         7 points      8th overall (15 points)  

Conditions were good, being cool-mild and sunny.

At the finish of the race, John Fordham was presented with an engraved pewter tankard from Ely Runners as a memento of his 70th birthday by club Chairman Peter Gipp.

For the full results see www.frostbiteleague.org.uk and for club photographs see www.elyrunners.co.uk/photos.htm


SODBURY SLOG, 9.5 MILES CROSS-COUNTRY, CHIPPING SODBURY, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2006

Claire Willer 4th Lady

Second claim Ely Runner Claire Willer (Bristol University) was 63rd (4th Senior Lady) of 998 finishers in this tough, very muddy and hilly event including a climb from about 200 ' to 630' ASL and wading across the River Frome.


NEW YORK MARATHON, USA, SUNDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2006

Personal best for Jamie Gallagher

Former Ely Runner Jamie Gallagher (now returned to New Jersey) was 15,335th (3,156th female and 826th 20-29 female) of about 37,000 runners in 4:10:40, a personal best by 7:35 compared to her time of 4:18:15 on the flatter London marathon course in 2005. Jamie's halfway time in New York was 1:59:53.


STEVENAGE HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2006

Alfredo Verna 2nd MV45

Five Ely Runners were amongst the 698 finishers competing in a race which incorporated the SEAA and Herts County Championships. The two lap course of mainly cycleways and paths was made difficult by tight turns and short undulations up and down underpasses and through parks. Official results:

30th     Alfredo Verna      1:22:42        (2nd MV45 overall and 5th SEAA MV40-49)
32nd    Glyn Loveday      1:22:48        (24th SM overall and 25th SEAA Open) 
118th   Charlie Barker     1:32:48        (5th MV55 overall and 13th SEAA MV50-59)
131st   Kevin Fox           1:33:40        (64th SM overall and 84th SEAA Open)
484th   Colin Doak          1:57:26        (84th MV40)

Conditions were cool with partial sun.


LAKE TAHOE RIM TRAIL, NORTHERN NEVADA/CALIFORNIA, USA, 165 MILES, 24th - 31st OCTOBER 2006

Ely Runners Adam Etches and Natalle Coles completed the entire route of mountain and forest tracks in 8 days with a mixture of walking and some running.

Pictures and on-line diary at www.bubbleinthedesert.blogspot.com


DUBLIN MARATHON, MONDAY 30th OCTOBER 2006

Good time for Ian Green in first marathon

Ely Runner Ian Green ran a relatively even paced race to finish 1,288th (234th senior man) of over 10,000 entrants competing in this well supported event around the historic city. This was Ian's first marathon and he finished in an impressive chip time of 3:36:57 which is 8:17 m/m. Following the inevitable delays after the busy start, he passed 10k in 52:17 (8:25 m/m) and then halfway (13.1m) in 1:45:49 (8:05 m/m). Conditions were mild with a strong headwind in places.


NORTH YORKS/SOUTH DURHAM 4 x 2.5 MILES CROSS-COUNTRY RELAYS, WHITBY, SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER 2006

Robert Campbell in winning vet's team and 3rd fastest MV40

Second claim Ely Runner Robert Campbell finished 5th overall on the 1st leg of this combined vet men, senior men, and -17 team event.  His vet team from New Marske Harriers won the vet men's trophy and were 8th overall behind 6 senior teams and an -17 team. Robert was 10th fastest overall (3rd MV40) in a time of 13.05 for the (approx) 2.5 mile course.  Conditions were sunny with a light breeze.


FENLAND TEN, WEST WALTON, WISBECH, SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER 2006

Personal bests for Steven Tovey,Simon Jackson and Colin Doak
MV55 personal best for Peter Harris and MV40 personal best for Colin Doak

Five Ely Runners were amongst the 302 finishers who competed on a mainly level fenland course of exposed and rural fenland roads. Official results: 

17th     Ian Day                1:02:11
64th     Steven Tovey        1:08:12   (PB by 14 secs)
78th     Simon Jackson     1:08:51   (PB by 47 secs)
113th   Peter Harris          1:12:33   (MV55 PB by 3 mins 41 secs)
252nd  Colin Doak            1:30:08   (MV40 PB by 3 min 11 secs)

Rachel Roberts also ran but had to pull out at 8.5 miles with very tight hamstrings.

Conditions were mild and sunny with a strong breeze.


BEACHY HEAD MARATHON, EASTBOURNE, SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER 2006

Another fast run and MV40 club record for Stephen Howard

Ten Ely Runners were amongst the 840 finishers in this 26.2 miles event of hilly (3,500 ft of climb) tracks and paths around the South Downs from/to Eastbourne via Willingdon Hill, Jevington, Westdean Forest, Windover Hill, Alfriston, Bostal Hill, Cradle Hill, Litlington, Cuckmere Haven, Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. Stephen Howard was only 2 minutes slower than his own fastest time (3:21) by an Ely Runner in 2003, which remains as the senior men's club record. Official results:

12th      Stephen Howard        3:23     broke club MV40 marathon (fell) record
90th      Graham Chapman     4:00     PB marathon (fell)
91st      Peter Gipp                4:00
258th    John Turner               4:26     club MV60 marathon (fell) record
335th     Alan Rutterford         4:39     PB marathon (fell)
392nd    Brian Partridge         4:47     1st marathon
422nd   Claire Law                 4:50     1st marathon, club senior woman marathon (fell) record
467th    Karlos Dedos            4:55     1st marathon
678th   Julie Foreman            5:28     1st marathon
727th    Kevin Jennings          5:37     1st marathon

Ely Runner Paula Jennings provided encouragement at each check point

Conditions were mild, dry and overcast with a SW wind which was quite strong on exposed parts of the course.


GREAT SOUTH RUN, PORTSMOUTH, SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2006

Ely Runner Margaret Bracewell was 8,435th of 11,633 finishers in 1:44:17 on a fast course through historic Portsmouth and Southsea. Conditions were mild and very wet.


CHICAGO MARATHON, USA, SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2006

Ely Runner Keith Mitchell was 6,433rd of 36,000 runners in 3:40:48. He enjoyed a brisk first half in 1:34:18 and thought he might achieve a personal best for the full distance. However, the marathon is a demanding distance and he suffered severe cramp in the second half which lost him too much time. Conditions were cold and slightly blustery such that the significant wind-chill may well have contributed to his cramp.


HOT CHILI CHALLENGE, '8' MILE CROSS-COUNTRY, KITTATINNY VALLEY STATE PARK, NEWTON, NEW JERSEY, USA, SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2006

Torsten Lytken 4th and 1st MV35

Ely Runner Torsten Lytken was 4th (1st MV35) of 92 finishers in 48:47 in this challenging cross-country race of about 7.6 miles over steep rocky hills, log jumps, slippery paths alongside lakes, and a small wall. The course is also used for mountain bike championships. Conditions for running were cold but sunny at about 6C, really showing off the autumnal forest colours. True to the race's name, there was a generous serving of hot chilli for the finishers.


WIX 5 MILES ROAD RACE, HARWICH, SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2006

Ely Runner Monika Keith was 116th of 124 runners in 49:40 in her first race at this distance.


EXMOOR STAGGER, 15 MILES HILL RACE, MINEHEAD, SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2006

John Turner 1st MV60

Ely Runner John Turner was 129th (1st MV60) of 258 finishers in 2:48 40 on a hilly course (total 3,300 ft climb) of soft and stony tracks. After crossing the hills to Wootton Courtenay, the course followed a circular loop via Dunkery Beacon (1,704 ft) before returning to Wootton Courtenay and Minehead. Conditions were mild and wet with torrential rain from Dunkery Beacon to the finish.


NORTH YORKS/DURHAM CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUE, SUMMERHILL, HARTLEPOOL, SUNDAY 15th OCTOBER 2006

In the league's opening fixture, second claim Ely Runner Robert Campbell finished 15th (4th MV40) of about 300 finishers in 30:39 on a testing 8.4k course of 3 laps and 9 hills. This was Robert's first cross-country race since about 2002 and the attached picture  (see Photos) shows him lapping an older runner towards the end of the race.


JOG SHOP JOG, 20.1 MILES, BRIGHTON MARINA, SUNDAY 15th OCTOBER 2006

Stephen Howard 4th overall and 2nd MV40
New MV 55 club record for Charlie Barker

There were 4 Ely Runners amongst the 194 finishers in this tough and hilly (about 2,000 ft of climb) course along roads, tracks and paths across the South Downs, north east of Brighton.

4th     Stephen Howard     2:24:34   2nd MV40 and MV40 20m (fell) club record
8th     Ian Day                  2:31:48   MV35 20m (fell) club record
9th     John Crisp              2:32:36  
48th   Charlie Barker         2:56:31   broke MV55 20m (fell) club record

Conditions were sunny with a stiff easterly breeze.


CARDIFF MARATHON - SUNDAY 15th OCTOBER 2006

Personal best for improving Daniel Regan

Ely Runner Daniel Regan was 130th of 1,246 finishers in a chip time of 3:11:45, a personal best by 15 minutes compared to his time in the Belfast Marathon in May 2006. His time at Cardiff was also a course personal best by 18 minutes.

The course was on a two lap circuit including sections of Cardiff Bay and the grounds of Cardiff Castle with the finish in the Millennium Stadium. There were some sections with a strong headwind so his fenland training proved useful!  The start was very crowded as the marathon started with nearly 6,000 runners in the half marathon.

Conditions were good for running, being about 18 degrees and cloudy.


GREAT EASTERN RUN (HALF MARATHON), PETERBOROUGH, SUNDAY 15th OCTOBER 2006

Personal bests for Steve Tovey and Kevin Fox

There were 4 Ely Runners out of 2014 finishers in this resurrected race. The fast and flat course was almost identical to the last time the race was held in 1995 and had the added bonus of being completely traffic free, leaving Cathedral Square and heading north through residential areas to Werrington before turning round and heading back into the city, finishing on the embankment beside the River Nene. Good organisation and plenty of spectator support more than made up for the lack of scenery. Chip times and positions were:

110th     Steve Tovey         1:28:39      (PB by 5:44)
165th     Hugh Burton        1:32:08
182nd    Simon Jackson    1:32:44
184th     Kevin Fox            1:32:49      (PB by 2:02)

The race was won by John Mutai of Kenya in 1:04:35 and Cathy Mutwa of Kenya won the ladies race (9th overall) in 1:12:58.

Conditions were very good for running, being overcast and cool with just the occasional breezy head-wind.


DUCKS & DRAKES 10 MILES TRAIL RACE, WASHINGBOROUGH, LINCOLN, SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER 2006

Ely Runner Graham Chapman was 22nd of 104 finishers in 70:59 on a slow course of mainly water meadows, grassy tracks and about 2 miles of cycleway with 12 gates and 3 bridges to negotiate. On one meadow Graham was intrigued about the effect his florescent yellow club shorts could have had on a nearby and well horned bull.  Following early mist, conditions for the race were warm and sunny.


FROSTBITE LEAGUE, 5 MILES CROSS-COUNTRY, PRIORY PARK, ST NEOTS, SUNDAY 8th OCTOBER 2006

Ely Runners 4th of 15 Teams, Club MV45 record for Alfredo Verna
Improving Stephen Howard and Natalle Coles 1st male and 1st female for Ely Runners

There were 26 Ely Runners among the 384 finishers in this first of the six 2006-07 league races. The course of at least 5 miles was on gently undulating grassy parkland and woodland paths. Due to other commitments, Ely Runners' did not have some of their faster runners but still finished 4th overall of 15 teams, compared to 7th in 2005111. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 ladies, make up the scoring team but all finishers influence the overall result. Eric Drury was Team manager. Official results:

Ely Scoring Team
13th     Stephen Howard           29:43
14th     Alfredo Verna               29:50     
Club MV45 5m XC record
17th     Ian Day                        30:16
19th     John Crisp                    30:27
21st     Glyn Loveday               30:45
29th     Peter Gipp                   31:09
33rd     Max d'Ayala                 31:18
35th     Adam Etches               31:22
130th   Natalle Coles                35:23       course PB
252nd   Rachel Roberts            40:00       course PB

Ely Other Results
47th      Matt Ward                   32:09
64th      Steve Tovey                 33:00
82nd     Daniel Regan               33:43
88th      Graham Chapman        33:52      course PB
90th      Hugh Burton                33:57
92nd     Kevin Fox                    34:04      course PB
102nd   Charlie Barker              34:24
121st    Ray Harding                35:02
148th    Alan Rutterford            36:22
173rd    John Turner                 37:21
184th    Simon Jackson            37:41
254th    Ian Blatchford              40:06
333rd    Julie Foreman             44:20        course PB
341st    Claire Law                   45:33
347th    Joanne Howard            46:13
373rd    Monika Keith               51:25       1st race with Ely Runners 

Team Results (from 15)
1st    NVH                       287        15 points
2nd   Riverside                 514        14 points
3rd    C&C                       519        13 points
4th    Ely                         563        12 points
5th    Bourne                    747        11 points
6th    Hunts AC                930        10 points
7th    March                    1024         9 points
8th    Werrington             1113         8 points

Conditions were good, being mild and sunny with a fairly firm running surface.
After the race, three Ely Runners (Alan Rutterford, Graham Chapman and Julie Foreman) cycled the 32.4 miles back from St Neots to Witchford.

For the full results see www.frostbiteleague.org.uk 


30th SANDSTONE TRAIL RACE CHESHIRE, SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER 2006

Ely runners Adam Etches and Natalle Coles took part in this trail/fell race over 17 miles with a total climb of 1750 ft. The course was point to point over mixed terrain including steep stone steps, open fields and forest sections, the course also included many stiles. It was a competitive field of 130 mainly local runners. Adam finished 21st in a time of  2:20.03 and Natalle finished 9th Lady in a time of 02:47:34. Conditions were mild with broken sunshine.


GREAT NORTH RUN (HALF MARATHON), NEWCASTLE TO SOUTH SHIELDS, SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER 2006

Personal bests for Ian Day (club MV35 record), Christine Drewe and Caroline Ward

Four Ely Runners and a member's wife were among the huge race field of about 35,000 runners. Ian Day was 154th in a personal best time and club MV35 record of 1:19:04 and ran for a while just behind Sonia O'Sullivan and Craig Mottram. Glyn Loveday was 382nd in 1:26:13. Both of them qualified to start in the front pen with the elite male runners. Christine Drewe, running in her first half maraton, finished 19,798th in a personal best time of 2:15:43. Matthew Ward (24,423rd in 2:24:24) ran with his wife Caroline (24,430rd in 2:24:25) as it was her longest ever race and therefore a personal best.


STANDALONE 10K, LETCHWORTH, SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER 2006

Ely Runner Colin Doak was 501st of 919 finishers in 53:46.


 

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