Frostbite League

2006/07 Season

Race 6  SUNDAY 4th March 2007

 

Ely Runners 7th but finish 3rd overall in League

Glyn Loveday 1st man & Brigitte Brimley 1st woman for Ely
FV35 5m Club Record for Rachel Roberts

Personal bests for Graham Chapman and Tony Robinson

 

There were 20 Ely Runners among the 389 finishers in this 6th and final event of the 2006-07 series. The undulating 5 miles course was on roads and tarmac paths around the suburbs of Huntingdon. A weaker than usual Ely Runners team finished in 7th place but the club still managed to come 3rd overall of 15 teams in the League. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 women, make up the scoring team but all finishers can influence the overall result. Eric Drury was Team Manager. Official results:

 

Scoring Team
11th      Glyn Loveday         28:11

25th      Stephen Howard     29:38

31st      John Crisp             29:52
38th      Peter Gipp             30:08

69th      Simon Jackson      32:11

79th      Graham Chapman   32:29   PB
92nd      Steve Barker          33:09

97th       Charlie Barker        33:17

128th     Birgitta Bramley     34:50

208th     Rachel Roberts      37:38  FV35 Club Record

 

Other Results

111th     Ray Harding          34:06

139th     Alan Rutterford      35:09

147th     Peter Harris           35:21

180th     Tony Robinson      36:53   PB

198th     John Turner           37:19

213rd     Nigel Leadbetter    37:43   1st 5m road

287th     Lisa Redman         41:25   1st 5m road

335th     Tom Gooch           43:48   1st 5m road

382nd     Siobhan Palmer    54:47   1st race for Ely Runners, 1st 5m road

383rd      Leyla Prince         54:47   1st race for Ely Runners, 1st 5m road

 

Team Results (15 teams)

1st    NVH                         359          15 points       2nd overall   (80 points)

2nd   Riverside                  434          14 points       1st overall    (85 points)

3rd    C&C                        469          13 points       4th overall    (71 points)

4th    BRJ                         670          12 points       8th overall    (52 points)

5th    Bourne                     702          11 points       6th overall    (59 points)

6th    Werrington               716          10 points       7th overall    (56 points)

7th    Ely Runners             778            9 points       3rd overall    (76 points)

8th    Hunts AC                 933            8 points       5th overall    (65 points)

 

Full results on http: www.frostbiteleague.org.uk

 

Conditions were cool and raining with a moderate wind.

 

Race 5, SUNDAY 4th February  2007

Ely Runners 2nd of 15 teams and reduce Riverside's overall lead
Alex Tate 1st male and Natalle Coles 1st female for Ely Runners
Club records for Charlie Barker (MV55) & Birgitta Bramley (FV50) & John Turner (MV60)

Personal bests for 10 members

There were 18 Ely Runners amongst the 368 finishers in this fifth of the six 2006-07 league races. The undulating 5.0 miles course was on mainly packed woodland paths and soft tracks. Ely Runners were 2nd but gained a valuable point over League leaders Riverside Runners. 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 and Tony Hall assisted with transport. Official results: 

Ely Scoring Team
9th       Alex Tate                    27:56                 
10th     Ian Day                       28:09   
21st     Max d'Ayala                29:24     5m XC PB
27th     Stephen Howard          29:38     5m XC PB
29th     Peter Gipp                  29:42     5m XC PB
32nd    John Crisp                   29:53     5m XC PB
34th     Adam Etches              30:00
65th     Hugh Burton                31:46     5m XC PB
116th   Natalle Coles               34:15     5m XC PB
128th   Birgitta Bramley           34:41     Club FV50 5m XC record & 5m XC PB

Ely Other Results
85th     Graham Chapman        32:48     
94th     Charlie Barker              33:04     Club MV55 5m XC record & 5m XC PB       
138th    Peter Harris                34:55
171st    John Turner                36:05     Club MV60 5m XC record
194th   Nigel Leadbeater          37:19     5m XC PB
228th   Rachel Roberts            38:37
290th   Lisa Redman                42:21     5m XC PB
299th   Tom Gooch                  42:58     5m XC PB 

Team Results (from 15)
1st    NVH                        319         15 points       3rd overall   (65 points)
2nd   Ely Runners             471         14 points       2nd overall   (67 points)
3rd    Riverside                 538         13 points        1st overall   (71 points)
4th    Bourne                    759         12 points        6th overall   (48 points)
5th    Werrington               763         11 points       7th overall   (46 points)
6th    C&C                        797         10 points       4th overall   (58 points)
7th    BRJ                         887           9 points       8th overall   (40) points)
8th    Hunts AC                 992           8 points       5th overall   (57 points)
9th    PACTRAC              1010            7 points      9th overall   (35 points)

Ely Runners Incorporated Cross-Country Championships Results

1st Male               Alex Tate
2nd Male              Ian Day
3rd Male               Max d'Ayala 

1st Female           Natalle Coles
2nd Female          Birgitta Bramley
3rd Female           Rachel Roberts 

1st Age Graded    Birgitta Bramley  (78.95%)    1st Female
2nd Age Graded   Ian Day               (77.22%)    1st Male
3rd Age Graded    Peter Gipp          (76.94%)

Conditions were very good, being mild, sunny and windless. Parts of the course were still frozen.

For the full FFL results see www.frostbiteleague.org.uk 
For full ER XC Champs results see RESULTS
For photographs see Photos

 

Race 4, SUNDAY 14th January 2007

Ely Runners 2nd of 15 teams and improve to 2nd in the League
Alex Tate 1st male and improving Natalle Coles 3rd female.

There were 22 Ely Runners amongst the 395 official finishers in this fourth of the six 2006-07 league races. The almost level course of 5.16 miles was on grass, mixed terrain tracks and farm roads. Ely Runners were 2nd and improved from 3rd to 2nd team 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 and Tony Hall assisted with transport. Official results:

Ely Scoring Team
8th        Alex Tate                     30:20                 
11th      Ian Day                        30:41
15th      Glyn Loveday               31:03
20th      Stephen Howard           31:34
24th      Adam Etches               31:44
36th      Peter Gipp                   32:28
47th      Max d'Ayala                 32:59
66th      Hugh Burton                 34:17  
109th    Natalle Coles                36:16
124th    Birgitta Bramley            36:54 

Ely Other Results
83rd      Kevin Fox                    34:55
88th      Alan Rutterford             35:13
97th     Graham Chapman         35:40
100th    Charlie Barker              35:50
120th    Maurice Reed               36:51
136th    Peter Harris                  37:26
178th    Richard Handoll            38:45
214th    Nigel Leadbetter           39:59    1st race as an Ely Runner
312th    Angela Chapman          44:51
317th    Lisa Redman                45:04
341st    Claire Law                    46:28
390th    Sarah Sharp                 54:40
  -         Rachel Roberts             dnf
  -         Tony Robinson              dnf
  -         Heidi Fochtman             dnf 

Team Results (from 15)
1st     Riverside                   387        15  points      1st overall (58 points)
2nd    Ely Runners              460        14  points      2nd overall (53 points)
3rd    C&C                         541        13  points       5th overall (48 points)
4th     Hunts AC                 621        12  points      4th overall (49 points)
5th     NVH                        638        11  points      3rd  overall (50 points)
6th     Werrington               845        10  points       7th overall (35 points)
7th     PACTRAC               936         9   points       9th overall (28 points)
8th     BRJ                        969         8   points       8th overall (31 points)
9th     Bourne                    970         7   points       6th overall (36 points)  

Conditions were cool, sunny and breezy.

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

Individual Results                 Team Results

 

Race 3, SUNDAY 10th December 2006 - March

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 

 

Race 2, Sunday 12th November 2006 - Bushfield

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

 

Race 1, Sunday 8th October 2006 - St Neots

Ely Runners 4th of 15 Teams
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
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 

 


2005/06 Season

RACE 6 - Sunday 5th March 2006, Huntingdon

Ely Runners win the League!
Alex Tate 2nd Man in personal best time
Club 5m road records for William Clapp and Birgitta Bramley
Personal bests (5m road) for 8 Ely Runners 

There were 20 Ely Runners among the 360 finishers in this 6th and final event of the 2005-06 series. The undulating 5 miles course was on roads and tarmac paths around the suburbs of Huntingdon. Another strong turnout enabled Ely Runners to win both the event and the 17 club League by 1 point from Cambridge & Coleridge AC. Alex Tate distinguished himself by finishing 2nd overall. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 women, make up the scoring team but all finishers can influence the overall result. Eric Drury was Team Manager. Official results:

Ely Runners have competed in the League since the 2001-02 season and previously won in 2003-04.

Individual Results       Final Team Results

 

 

Race 5 - Sunday 5th February 2006, Bourne Woods

Claire Willer 1st Woman, Alex Tate 3rd Man, Ely Runners win and move up to 1st team overall

There were 20 Ely Runners among the 356 finishers in this 5th event of the 6 race 2005-06 series. The undulating 5.1 miles course was on firm woodland tracks and soft paths. Another strong turnout enabled Ely Runners to win the event and move up from 2nd to 1st team of 17 teams in the League prior to the final event at Huntingdon on 5th March. It was the 3rd time in 4 years that Ely Runners had won the Bourne Woods venue. Claire Willer distinguished herself again by finishing 1st woman. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 women, make up the scoring team but all finishers can influence the overall result. Eric Drury was Team Manager.

Ely Runners will be under severe pressure in the last race and will need a strong turnout to retain their slender lead.

Conditions were good, being mild and overcast.

Individual Results     http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/5 indiv results Bourne iss2.pdf

Team Results          http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/5 team results Bourne.pdf

See "Photos" (January/February 06) for Photographs of Ely Runners in action at the event.

 

Race 4 - Sunday 8th January 2006, Ramsey

Claire Willer 1st Woman, Alex Tate 3rd Man, Ely Runners 1st team with best score of the season

There were 24 Ely Runners among the 351 finishers in this 4th event of the six race 2005-06 series. The almost level but testing course of 5.16 miles was on soft grass, farm tracks and slippery concrete roads. A strong turnout enabled Ely Runners to finish 1st team with the lowest overall score of the 2005-06 season and improve their overall position from 3rd to 2nd of 17 teams. Claire Willer distinguished herself by finishing 1st woman again. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 women, make up the scoring team but all finishers can influence the overall result. Eric Drury was Team Manager.

Conditions were cold, damp and bleak.

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

individual Results     http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/4 indiv results Ramsey.pdf

Team Results            http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/4 team results Ramsey.pdf

 

 

Race 3 - Sunday 18th December  2005, Swavesey

Claire Willer 1st Woman and Ely Runners 2nd team in 100th event

There were 20 Ely Runners among the 327 finishers in this third event of the six race 2005-06 series. It was also the 100th race since the league started in the 1988-89 season. The level but testing course of about 5 miles was on concrete/packed sand roads and muddy but frozen grass tracks. A moderately strong but below full strength turnout enabled Ely Runners to finish 2nd team and retain their overall position of 3rd of 17 teams. Claire Willer distinguished herself by finishing 1st woman again. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 women, make up the scoring team but all finishers can influence the overall result. 

Conditions were dry, bright and sunny but very cold.

Team Results:             http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/3 team results C&C.pdf

 

 

Race 2 - Sunday 13th November 2005, Bushfield

Claire Willer 1st Woman in club record time
Ely Runners 1st Team in record field!
PBs for Graham Chapman and Leah Brock

There were 20 Ely Runners among the record 395 finishers in this second of the six 2005-06 league races. The course of about 5 miles was on gently undulating paved or tarmac footpaths/cycleways and firm woodland tracks. A generally stronger team enabled Ely Runners to improve from 7th team in the first race to win this second event and move up from 7th to 3rd team overall of 17 teams. Claire Willer distinguished herself in her first Frostbite race by finishing 1st woman. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 women, make up the scoring team but all finishers can influence the overall result. Official results with times which appeared to be progressively slightly slower than individual timings:

Team Results:         http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/2 team results bushy.pdf

Individual Results:   http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/2%20indiv%20results%20bushy%20iss2.pdf

See "Photos" (November 05) for Photographs of Ely Runners in action at the event.
 

 

Race 1 - Sunday 16th October 2005 St Neots

Alex Tate 3rd overall

There were 19 Ely Runners among the 358 finishers in this first of the six 2005-06 league races. The 5.2 miles course was on gently undulating soft grassy parkland and woodland paths. Due to injuries and other commitments, Ely Runners' men were under strength but still finished 7th overall of 17 teams. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 ladies, make up the scoring team but all finishers influence the overall result. Official results:

Individual Results :-  http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/1 indiv results riverside.pdf

Team Results :-         http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/1%20team%20results%20riverside.pdf 

See "Photos" (October 05) for Photographs of Ely Runners in action at the event.
 


2004/05 season

Race 6 - Sunday  6th March 2005,  Huntingdon

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

In the 6th and final race of the 2004-05 Frostbite Friendly League at Huntingdon last Sunday, Ely Runners were 3rd and improved their overall position from 5th to 4th of 17 teams. Thanks to Team Captain Torsten Lytken for organising and motivating members to run, and to Team Manager Eric Drury for recording the club results at every race. Also to all the members who turned out to race in winter conditions and challenge the large clubs in this expanded league. The Senior Presentation Evening will be at the BRJ Club, Huntingdon 7:30 pm-1:00 am on Friday 18th March 2005. Tickets are available via the club or directly from Alan Hannibal on 07793 124284 or 01480 434983 or alan.hannibal@dsl.pipex.com. Buffet, disco, live band and cheap beer for only 10.
 
 

Race 5 - Sunday  6th February 2005,  Bourne Woods

Win for Alex Tate and Ely Runners Third Team with six Course Personal Bests

There were 17 Ely Runners among the 334 finishers in this 5th of the 6 race 2004-05 series. The 5.1 miles course was on undulating firm and soft woodland and farm tracks. Due to another excellent performance by the first eight Ely Runners men (despite having three fast runners injured/not available), and a stronger turnout of women, the club improved from 4th (rounds 3 and 4) to 3rd position of 17 teams and were only 20 points behind 2nd place Riverside Runners. Conditions were cool without any wind.The first 10 runners to finish, including at least 2 ladies, make up the scoring team but all finishers influence the overall result. 

 

Race 4 -  Sunday 9th January 2005, Ramsey

Excellent performance by Ely Runners Men for team to finish 4th again 

Individual Results      Team results

There were 17 Ely Runners among the 322 finishers in this 4th of the 6 race 2004-05 series. The 5.08 miles course was on grass, firm tracks and concrete farm roads. Due to one of the best ever performances by the first eight Ely Runners men, the club was again 4th of 17 teams despite having only one of the minimum two women required for a scoring team. This was ahead of the current league leaders C &C. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 ladies, make up the scoring team but all finishers influence the overall result. Conditions were good, being cool and dry with a moderate wind. Official results:

 

Race 3 -  Sunday 21st November  2004,  Bushfield

Ely Runners improve to 4th with 4 Personal Bests

Individual Results            Team Results

There were 22 Ely Runners among the 388 finishers in this second of the six 2004-05 races. The 5 miles course was on mainly flat roads, cycleways and firm woodland tracks. Ely Runners substantially improved on their 6th place (842 points) in the first race to come 4th (619 points) of 17 teams and fairly close behind the 2nd and 3rd placed teams. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 ladies, make up the scoring team but all finishers influence the overall result. Official results:

 

Race 2 - Sunday 12th December  2004,  Swavesey

Ely Runners 4th again but with improved score

Individual Results       Team Results

 
There were 16 Ely Runners among the 294 finishers in this 3rd of the 6 race 2004-05 series. The 5 miles course was on knobbly concrete roads and soft paths and tracks. Ely Runners maintained their 4th place (of 17 teams) but with a lower score (601 points) than in the previous race (619 points) and were again fairly close behind the 2nd and 3rd placed teams. The first 10 to finish, including at least 2 ladies, make up the scoring team but all finishers influence the overall result. Conditions were good, being cool and damp without any wind. Official results:

 

Race 1 -  10th October 2004, St Neots:  

There were 20 Ely Runners among the 355 finishers in this first of the 
six 2004-05 races. The 5 miles course was on gently undulating parkland
and woodland paths. Due to injuries and other commitments, Ely Runners
had an under strength team but still finished 6th of 17 teams. The first 
10 to finish, including at least 2 ladies, made up the scoring team but 
all finishers influence the overall result. Chairman Peter Gipp was the
1st Ely Runners (20th), closely followed by improving Max D'Ayala (22nd)
and Team Captain Torsten Lytken (24th). See the results page.
 post race recovery at St Neots!!

21st November 2004, Bushfield

12th December 2004, Swavesey

9th January 2005, Ramsey

6th February 2005, Bourne Woods

6th March 2005, BRJ Huntingdon


2003/2004 Season: CHAMPIONS!!

Race 6: The final race of the season took place at Huntingdon on 07/03/2004 over a 5 mile course of undulating roads and paths, conditions were cool, damp and overcast.  There were 19 Ely Runners among the 272 finishers, and Ely finished a close 2nd behind C&C. Diana Gipp once again finished first female. The normally strong Riverside Runners could only manage a surprising 7th place and finished the series with the same number of team points as Ely Runners, but we had less running points and therefore Ely Runners became 2003/04 Frostbite League Champions. Congratulations to all members who have taken part in the winter series, and let's do it again next year..

Here is how we did it:

Race 1: Ely Runners came 4th (540 points) out of 15 teams in an extremely high standard first race of the 2003/04 season. There were 290 finishers in the 5 mile race over stone/concrete farm roads and field margins. The club was 150 points behind 1st place Riverside Runners, but only 54 points behind 2nd place Hunts AC and 50 points behind 3rd place C&C. This was the best start to a season we have ever managed, so if we can show last years form over the next few races, a good finish position (maybe even a win) is on the cards.

Race 2: Another strong performance and a 2nd place finish (450 points) by the Ely Runners team managed a tremendous improvement on our previous performance and gave winners Riverside a very close call, and something to think about in the remaining four races (races that Ely Runners have performed very well in over the past two seasons). Ely Runners came 2nd overall last season in the series of 6 races, but at this stage were sitting in 7th position, we are currently 2nd. Thanks to Team Manager: Peter Harris.

Race 3: We came 3rd, which was a bit of a relief, considering the large number of top Ely Runners who were unable to run. Many thanks to those who did run, including Sue Bethell, Rod Baron and Ray Harding, who were all part of the scoring team that ensured we kept our respectable 2nd place in the league at the halfway point of the season. Next time (Ramsey on 11th January 2004) we have a great chance of winning.

Race 4:2nd place at Ramsey and another excellent result, but that win is still annoyingly elusive. Last time it was C&C who excelled and this time it was once again Riverside who pulled out all the stops to score 293. Our men put in the best effort so far this season with both Stephen and Alfredo finishing in the top 10, and new members Chris, Max and Sarah all managed scoring positions.

Race 5: 1st place at Bourne Woods. 16 Ely Runners were among 233 finishers over the 5.1 mile mixed terrain course. We finished in 1st place for the first time this season, and Diana Gipp was the 1st female runner to finish. This result reinforces our overall position of 2nd in the league with only one race to go.

 

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