|Results Feb 05 to May 05
KIRTON 5 MILES MIXED TERRAIN RACE, FELIXSTOWE, FRIDAY 27th MAY 2005
Second claim Ely Runner Kevin Collins was 91st (7th MV50) of 354 finishers in 34:39. The course was a mixture of rural roads and bridleways. Conditions were very hot with 28C at the start.
ARTHUR BOWDEN 5 MILES, FERRY MEADOWS, PETERBOROUGH, THURSDAY 26 MAY 2005
Three Ely Runners were among the 195 finishers on an almost level two lap course of parkland roads and hard paths around a lake. Official results:
46th Alan Rutterford 33:20
91st Peter Harris 37:18
Conditions were fairly hot.
ROCKINGHAM SPEEDWAY 5 MILES ROAD RACE, CORBY, WEDNESDAY 25th MAY 2005
Second claim Ely Runner William Clapp was 10th of 352 finishers in 27:54, only 5 secs outside his personal best. Conditions were mild and windy for the course of two laps of the speedway track.
PRAGUE MARATHON, SUNDAY 22nd MAY 2005
Ely Runner John Crisp finished in 3:20:28 which was a good time for the hot (28 degrees C) and humid (70%) conditions and a course which included long stretches of cobbled streets. There were also a lot of tramlines to avoid. Although well up amongst the 4,646 entrants, John considers that in better conditions, he could be capable of a sub 3 hours marathon.
EAST CAMBS HALF MARATHON, SOHAM, SUNDAY 22nd MAY 2005
Ely Runners 1st Men's Team & Personal Bests for Adam Etches, Natalle Coles, & Graham Chapman
Eleven Ely Runners were among the 213 finishers competing over a single lap, almost level, course of 13.1 miles from Soham to Barway, then along Padney Drove and Lower Drove to Wicken, and back along the A1123 to Soham. First Ely Runner home Adam Etches was only 39 seconds behind 5000m GB 2000 Olympian Andrea Whitcombe. Official results:
Etches 1:21:34 PB
11th Chris Rayment 1:22:03
12th Ian Day 1:22:59
13th Peter Gipp 1:24:17
38th Darren Murfitt 1:31:46
62nd Natalle Coles 1:38:28 PB
64th Graham Chapman 1:38:53 PB
76th Ian Blatchford 1:43:02
86th John Turner 1:45:43
102nd John Crawford 1:47:56
174th Colin Doak 2:08:47
leading men packed well to win
the Men's Team Trophy.
Conditions were mild, slightly humid with mixed sunshine and clouds, plus a light but cooling NW wind
Club support was provided by Rod Baron (photography) and Eric Drury.
See http://www.rosspeers-sportscentre.co.uk/homepage.htm for full results
BRITANNIC WOMEN'S 10k, GLASGOW, SUNDAY 15TH MAY 2005
Ely Runner Julie Foreman finished in 1:05:38 in her first attempt at this distance.
COPENHAGEN MARATHON, SUNDAY 22nd MAY 2005
Improved position for Torsten Lytken
Ely Runner Torsten Lytken was 226th (53rd/516 male 35-39) of 4,063 finishers in 3:10:13. He ran the first 13.1 miles in 1:32:33 and the second 13.1 miles in 1:38:33. Torsten had hoped to improve on his 3:09:43 time from last year but fatigue in the last 3 miles lost the 30 seconds difference. However, his finishing position was a significant improvement on the 290th he achieved in 2004. There was a thunder storm 10 minutes before the start but conditions were otherwise sunny, windless and a mild 15-18 degrees. The level course was along the sea front (by the famous Little Mermaid statue), lake sides, and main boulevards of Copenhagen.
BEDFORD 6 MILES ROAD RACE, WEDNESDAY 18th MAY 2005
Second claim Ely Runner William Clapp was 10th of 298 finishers in 33:51. The course for this evening race was mainly level except for a long gradual climb and short sharp descent in the 4th mile. Conditions were mild and cloudy.
EYE COMMUNITY RUNNERS 10K MIXED TERRAIN RACE, EYE, PETERBOROUGH, SUNDAY 15th MAY 2005
Personal bests for Ian Day, Adam Etches and Rachel Kiff
Twelve Ely Runners were among the 447 finishers (from a record 475 entries) competing in this popular Cambs Road Race League event, The level course was mainly on rural roads but included about 1.5k of farm tracks and footpaths between 7k and 9k. Official results:
Tate 33:41 2nd claim
20th Ian Day 35:57 PB
33rd Stephen Howard 37:21
37th Adam Etches 37:46 PB
49th Maurice Reed 38:47
98th Darren Murfitt 41:06
111th Alan Rutterford 41:46
148th John Turner 43:29
166th Graham Chapman 44:28
238th Rachel Kiff 47:34 PB 2nd claim
267th Mike Cannon 49:33
428th Eric Drury 1:04:53 groin injury
Conditions were good, being mild and sunny with a cool easterly breeze.
CAMBRIDGESHIRE AA 5000M TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS, PETERBOROUGH, SATURDAY 14th MAY 2005
Bronze medal and veteran personal best for Chris Rayment
Improving Ely Runner Chris Rayment ran his fastest 5000M track race for eight years to finish third in the combined Senior Men's and Vet Men's race. Conditions were cool with a strong headwind down the back straights. The first three (all vets) times were:
MIDLANDS SENIOR MEN'S TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE (DIVISION 5), BANBURY, SATURDAY 7th MAY 2005
William Clapp 3rd in 5,000m track race
In windy conditions, second claim Ely Runner William Clapp was 3rd of 9 finishers in 17:20.1.
NEWMARKET HEATH GALLOPS 6K TRAIL RACE, THURSDAY 5th MAY 2005
Natalle Coles 2nd Woman (in course personal best time) and Alex Tate 3rd Man
Nine Ely Runners were amongst the 67 finishers on this undulating '6k' (in fact about 3.5 miles) course of sandy tracks and heathland turf. Official results:
3rd Alex Tate
8th Torsten Lytken 20:15
14th Alan Rutterford 21:06
25th Graham Chapman 23:10
27th Ian Blatchford 23:18
30th Natalle Coles 24:04 2nd Woman (course PB by 2:22)
32nd John Turner 24:18 2nd MV55
33rd Peter Harris 24:28 3rd MV55
57th Jaime Gallagher 28:35
Conditions were cool and showery
NEOLITHIC MARATHON (AVEBURY TO STONEHENGE), SUNDAY 1st MAY 2005
Stephen Howard 5th (2nd vet) in personal best and club record time!
Improving Ely Runner Stephen Howard ran the this tough marathon in a fast 3:09:50 (personal best by about 1 minute and club MV40 cross country marathon record) to finish an excellent 5th of the 173 runners to complete the course. Conditions for the course of mostly stony tracks over undulating/hilly terrain were up to 23 degrees C, mostly sunny with occasional hazy cloud cover. Fortunately there was a headwind to cool the runners.
LANGTOFT 10K, SUNDAY 1st MAY 2005
Ely Runner Ian Day finished 8th of 172 in 38:12. Conditions for the flat course were warm and sunny.
BRECKLAND 10K ROAD RACE, CROXTON, SUNDAY 1st MAY 2005
Personal Best for Rachel Kiff
Two Ely Runners were amongst the
429 finishers in this popular race on attractive
roads through Thetford Forest. Official times:
199th Rachel Kiff (2nd claim) 48:26 Personal Best
298th Lana Chalmers 54:13 1st 10k
The course had a long climb soon after the start with a steady descent towards the finish. Conditions were warm and sunny.
EASTERN VETERANS ROAD RELAYS, HEMMINGFORD GREY, SUNDAY 1st MAY 2005
Two teams of Ely Runners competed on the slightly inclined 3k rectangular course. Official results:
MV40-49 (4 laps/8 teams)
MV50-59 (3 laps/9 teams)
Chris Rayment 2nd 10:48 Charlie Barker 7th 12:23
Graham Chapman 6th 13:14 John Turner 7th 13:22
Kevin Ross 5th 11:31 Peter Harris 8th 13:45
Peter Gipp 5th 11:56
Conditions were warm, sunny and humid.
SUFFOLK HERITAGE COASTAL MARATHON & 6 MILE RACE, SUNDAY 1st MAY 2005
Club Cross Country Record for Adam Etches
After being 3rd at 20 miles, Ely Runner Adam Etches finished this mainly cross country 26.2 miles course about 15th of 70 runners in 3:46:00, a club senior men's record. The first 8 miles were over sand dunes followed by a step climb up the cliffs then 8 miles over heath paths and marshes. The final 8 miles were on inland tracks with only very short road sections. The biggest problem on the scenic 26.2 miles course was the weather, which was hot and humid. Ely Runner Natalle Coles provided support by cycling much of the course.
Ely Runner Mike Cannon ran in the 6 miles cross country race along the Heritage Coast. He slowed to finish 31st in 48:00 after being in the lead between 2.5 and 4 miles. It was a tough course on loose soil in hot conditions
ERRA NATIONAL 12 STAGE ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIP, SUTTON COLDFIELD, SATURDAY 23rd APRIL 2005
Second claim Ely Runner William Clapp ran the prestigious first leg for Harborough AC in this major championship and achieved his main goal of not coming last, being 59th out of 62 runners. His time of 31:05 over 5.4 miles was just 2 seconds slower than he ran on the same course at the Midlands 12-stage relay 3 weeks earlier. Conditions were dry, warm and breezy for the undulating course of tarmac roads through Sutton Park. Other competitors included Grunty Fen winner Wilfred Taragon 25:36 and UK internationals Chris Davies 25:21 and Mo Farah 25:33. Belgrave Harriers were the winning team.
FLORA 25th LONDON MARATHON, SUNDAY 17th APRIL 2005
Personal Bests for Paul Banks, Amanda Reid, and John Crawford
A warm and sunny day emerged from a frosty night to greet the assembling runners on Blackheath. Among the record 35,680 starters there was a contingent of ten Ely Runners who enjoyed the race and tremendous crowd support which helped so much to keep the weary runners going throughout the long 26.2 miles of historic London streets and roads. Official results:
2,799th Peter Gipp 3:18:10
(MV40) Splits 1st road marathon
4,582nd Kevin Collins 3:30:50 (MV50) Splits
4,918th Paul Banks 3:33:15 (SM) Splits PB
5,788th Amanda Reid 3:38:54 (SW) Splits PB
6,949th Natalle Coles 3:44:59 (SW) Splits fell during race
9,667th John Turner 3:56:33 (MV55) Splits
9,973rd Charlie Barker 3:57:30 (MV50) Splits fell during race
15,260th Jaime Gallagher 4:18:15 (SW) Splits 1st marathon
17,020th John Crawford 4:24:42 (MV50) Splits PB
28,868th Mike Cannon 5:18:41 (SM) Splits 1st marathon, only 1 month of training after injury
Conditions for the mainly level course were warm and sunny but less hot near the River Thames on the Isle of Dogs and along the Embankment. Most runners found the conditions quite tough. Members Lana Chalmers, Julie Foreman, Karen Foreman, Adam Etches, and Peter Bovill came to support the club's runners. As usual, committee member Eric Drury set up his Disco Tropicana in West Ferry Road on the Isle of Dogs.
RUN FOR FUN TRACK MEETING, NORTHAMPTON, WEDNESDAY 13th APRIL 2005
Second claim Ely Runner William Clapp made a belated debut on the track in the 3,000m event, finishing 2nd in a time of 9:49.6. His time was only 8.6 seconds slower than Maurice Reed's senior men's 3,000m club track record. William led for most of the way but in an exciting finish (with the lead changing hands twice in the last 100m) he came second by 0.8 seconds. Just 1.5 seconds separated the first three runners. As this was William's first 3,000m track event, it was also a personal best.
William passed his best wishes on to the Ely
Runners in the London Marathon and mentioned that he is
considering running in the Abingdon Marathon in October.
He also reported that his first claim club (Harborough AC) have secured a place in the National 12-stage road relays at Sutton Park on 23rd April.
ROTTERDAM MARATHON, SUNDAY 10th APRIL 2005
Personal Best by over 10 minutes for Peter Bovill
Ely Runner Peter Bovill ran at a fairly consistent pace to finish the flat 26.2 miles race in 1417th position out of 13,000 runners in an excellent PB time of 3:18:07. His halfway time was 1:37:52 but he slowed a bit in the last 4 miles. The course was quite narrow in parts with some bad bottlenecks until halfway. Conditions were windy, raining and fairly cold. Peter entered the Rotterdam Marathon because he was unable to get a place in the London Marathon. He hopes to achieve 3:10:00 in his next marathon.
FRED WRIGHT MEMORIAL 10K ROAD RACE, WHITTLESEY, SUNDAY 10th APRIL 2005
Personal Best for improving Rachel Kiff
Ely Runner Maurice Reed finished 30th (4th MV40) of 156 runners in 38:28, which was nearly a minute faster than in 2004. Improving second claim Ely Runner Rachel Kiff finished 104th in a personal best time of 48:43. Conditions for the two lap course of tarmac public roads and concrete farm roads were mild with mixed sunshine and clouds. There was a strong headwind on the two 1.5k farm road sections.
HEATH TRAIL RUN (6 MILES MULTI-TERRAIN), ROYSTON, SUNDAY 10th APRIL 2005
Ely Runner Stephen Howard demonstrated that he is returning to form by finishing 5th (4th MV40) of 72 runners in 37:29. THe race included a long road hill soon after the start followed by rough tracks including some hard and rutted descents. Conditions were mild, 15C with broken sun but quite windy up on the Heath.
BUNGAY MARATHON, SUNDAY 3rd APRIL 2005
Ian Day 3rd in under 3 hours - in his first ever marathon!
Improving Ely Runner Ian Day, in his first marathon, was 3rd overall of 201 finishers in a fast 2:57:09. It was a significant personal achievement and a reflection of his dedicated training and ability. His success and time were particularly significant because the course of 26.2 miles of rural roads was quite tough, being undulating for much of the distance. Conditions were sunny and breezy.
BUNGAY HALF-MARATHON, SUNDAY 3rd APRIL 2005
Amanda Reid 3rd Senior Woman
Two Ely Runners were among the 429 finishers competing on a partly undulating course of 13.1 miles of rural roads. Official results:
62nd Paul Banks 1:36:52
99th Amanda Reid 1:41:23 3rd senior woman
Conditions were sunny and breezy.
Both Paul and Amanda will be running in the London Marathon on Sunday 17th April.
WOMEN'S MINI-TRIATHLON, NELSON, NEW ZEALAND, SUNDAY 3rd APRIL 2005
Janice Evans 1st FV50 in 5k run + 14k cycle + 133 yards swim event
Janice Evans finished 77th of 523 (1st FV50-59) even though this triathlon included her first cycle ride for three years - and on a new bike! Her time of 56:42 was only 10 minutes behind the winner's time. Conditions for the gently undulating run/bike part were quite good, being cloudy with a light wind. As she is 57, Janice was pleased with her win and hopes to run the hilly Nelson Half Marathon in May. She intends to increase her hill training for this event.
SANDY 10 MILES ROAD RACE, SUNDAY 3rd APRIL 2005
Personal Best for Graham Chapman
Three Ely Runners were among the 392 finishers competing on an out and back plus loop course. It was relatively level except for a long climb from 1-2 miles and then downhill from 8-9 miles. Official results:
117th John Turner 1:13:17
148th Graham Chapman 1:16:14 PB
Conditions were warm but with a light breeze on the return section.
MIDLAND COUNTIES 12 STAGE MEN'S RELAY, SUTTON COLDFIELD, SATURDAY 2nd APRIL 2005
Course Personal Best for Improving William Clapp
Second claim Ely Runner William Clapp improved his previous best by 2:06 to record 31:03 for this undulating 5.401 miles road and footpath course in Sutton Park. William's time was 93rd fastest out of the 193 runners competing on six long stages, helping his first claim club Harborough AC club to finish in 24th place, which may be just good enough to qualify them for the National Championships on 23rd April. Conditions were warm, sunny and still.
MALVERN HARRIERS ANNUAL 10K TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, SATURDAY 2nd APRIL 2005
Chris Rayment 1st in record time despite hot conditions
Improving Ely Runner Chris Rayment visited his old club Malvern Harriers in Melbourne to take part in their annual 10k track race. There were nine competitors and Chris won by a whisker in 37:24 despite a temperature of 32 degrees C and a stiff northerly wind down the home straight. This was an Ely Runners MV40 10k track record.
CONNEMARA INTERNATIONAL MARATHON, GALWAY, IRELAND, SUNDAY 27th MARCH 2005
Improving Natalle Coles 7th woman in a personal best time!
Three Ely Runners made the long journey to the west coast of Ireland to compete in this partly hilly 26.2 miles race of rural roads through a stunning Galway landscape. The official results for the combined women's and men's races were:
7th of 49 women Natalle
Coles 3:40:16 PB by 5:37
81st of 287 men Charlie Barker 3:40:20
96th of 287 men Adam Etches 3:45:18
Charlie Barker and Natalle Coles ran together for much of the race and after they overtook a tiring Adam Etches towards the end, Natalle surged ahead of MV50 Charlie in the last 50 yards. Natalle and Charlie will be competing again in the London Marathon on Sunday 17th April.
The conditions were broken cloud with patches of sunshine for the first 90 minutes with cloud cover for the rest of the race. There was a stiff NE wind (unusual for that part of the world) that was felt between 11 and 16 miles. The course had about 1400 feet of climbing, most of it in the second half.
FRADLEY 10K ROAD RACE,
LICHFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE, SUNDAY 20th MARCH 2005
Ely Runner John Crisp was 38th of 463 finishers in 38:08. Conditions were cool and overcast with a slight wind.
MILTON KEYNES HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY 20th MARCH 2005
Personal Best for improving Ian Day
Ely Runner Ian Day was an impressive 19th of 1,196 finishers in a PB time of 1:19:29. This is the first time that Ian has been under the watershed mark of 1:20 for 13.1 miles. The course was undulating and the weather fine.
RYSTON 6.5K CROSS COUNTRY, SHOULDHAM WARREN, SUNDAY 20th MARCH 2005
Stephen Howard 3rd Male Veteran 40
Three Ely Runners competed over the intermediate distance course of undulating sandy forest tracks. Official results:
3rd of 10 MV40 Stephen Howard
12th of 24 SM Alan Rutterford 25:41
7th of 10 MV40 Kevin Ross 26:24 1st race for 16 months after prolonged injury
Conditions were mild and overcast with a light wind
OAKLEY 20 MILES ROAD RACE, BEDFORD, SUNDAY 20th MARCH 2005
Personal Bests for improving Amanda Reid and Jaime Gallagher
Three Ely Runners were among the 458 finishers who competed on this tough undulating rural Bedfordshire course. Official results:
81st Paul Banks
123rd Amanda Reid 2.34.54 PB by 0:3:16
372nd Jaime Gallagher 3:07:55 PB by 0:8:24
Conditions were mild and overcast.
BROADLAND HALF MARATHON, WEST WALSHAM, SUNDAY 20th MARCH 2005
Club Female Veteran 50 record for Fran Crawford in first half marathon
Two Ely Runners were among the 207 finishers competing on this attractive course. Official results:
107th John Crawford 1:49:13
177th Fran Crawford 2:05:44 1st half marathon and club FV50 record
Fran Crawford's time was over 4 minutes faster than she had anticipated. Conditions were foggy, drizzly and quite cool.
DERBY DAWDLE DASH 5K ROAD RACE, MARKEATON PARK, SUNDAY 20th MARCH 2005
William Clapp 2nd in Personal Best time
Second claim Ely Runner William Clapp finished 2nd out of approximately 120 runners on this two-lap, mainly flat course along pavements in and around Markeaton Park, in a PB time of 17-00 which was 12 seconds better than his previous best in August 2004. The Belgrave Harrier's winning time was 16-11.
MONDI PACKAGING PRE-LONDON 15 MILES ROAD RACE, MARCH, SUNDAY 20th MARCH 2005
Ely Runner Colin Doak was 71st of 101 finishers on this fast and level Fenland course in 2:19:12. Conditions were cool and breezy.
THORNEY 12K ROAD RACE, SUNDAY 13th MARCH 2005
Maurice Reed 2nd Male Vet 40
Personal Best for Alan Rutterford
Three Ely Runners were among the 134 finishers who competed on this flat fenland course. Official results:
12th Maurice Reed 46:49 2nd
19th Alan Rutterford 49:33 PB by 39 secs after slow start
94th Colin Doak 1:04:27
Conditions were cool and sunny with a chilly breeze.
FOREST OF DEAN TRAIL HALF MARATHON, SUNDAY 13th MARCH 2005
Club Record for Amanda Reid
Two Ely Runners were among the 698 finishers in this popular cross country half marathon on an undulating scenic course of cycle routes, uneven stony ground, mud and grassland with three large climbs. Official places with chip times:
133rd Paul Banks
1:37:01 64th senior man, 1st XC half marathon
199th Amanda Reid 1:41:12 21st woman, 8th senior woman, 1st XC half marathon and club record
Conditions were cool and dry.
BALLYCOTTON 10 MILES ROAD RACE, CORK, SUNDAY 6th MARCH 2005
Second claim Ely Runner Rachel Kiff was 1,274th of 1,950 finishers in a clock time of 83:12 but her official time was 85:10 due to the time it took for the massed runners to cross the start line. The undulating course consisted of a 6 miles loop with a 2 miles start/finish downhill/uphill spur. Conditions were excellent, being mild and sunny without any wind.
FROSTBITE LEAGUE (6th & FINAL ROUND), HUNTINGDON, SUNDAY 6th MARCH 2005
Ely Runners 3rd Team again despite fastest runners going off course
There were 19 Ely Runners among the 320 finishers in this final race of the 2004-05 series of six races. The 5 miles course was on undulating roads and tarmac footpaths. Due to another excellent performance by the first eight Ely Runners men (despite the first three going off course and loosing several places), and a stronger turnout of women, the club was 3rd of 17 teams and were only 36 points behind 2nd place Riverside Runners. Conditions were cold with a light but chilly wind.
The first 10 runners to finish, including at least 2 women, make up the scoring team but all finishers influence the overall result. Official results:
Scoring Team (10)
9th Gordon Godfrey 28:49
10th Alex Tate 28:50 2nd claim Ely Runner
14th Chris Rayment 28:58
19th Peter Gipp 29:25
25th Max D'Ayala 29:47
27th Stephen Howard 29:54
44th Matthew Hall 30:48
46th Torsten Lytken 30:51
146th Birgitta Bramley 35:30 First race since May 2004
208th Karen Foreman 38:20 Course PB
50th Maurice Reed 30:56
93rd Ray Harding 32:52
95th Charlie Barker 32:53
101st Alan Rutterford 33:03
133rd Graham Chapman 34:46
138th John Turner 35:02
263rd Jaime Gallagher 42:11
300th Meg Lewis 45:31 First race for Ely Runners
316th Julie Foreman 49:58 First 5m road race
After this final race, Ely Runners improved their overall (and final) team position from 5th to 4th, only 1 point behind 3rd place Cambridge & Coleridge. The league winners were Riverside Runners followed by Nene Valley Harriers.
1st NVH 396 points/score
17 (league 2nd with 91 points)
2nd Riverside 512 points/score 16 (league 1st with 93 points)
3rd Ely Runners 548 points/score 15 (league 4th with 84 points)
4th Werrington 590 points/score 14 (league 6th with 76 points)
5th C & C 762 points/score 13 (league 3rd with 85 points)
6th Riverside Vets 763 points/score 12 (league 5th with 82 points)
7th Hunts AC 781 points/score 11 (league 7th with 72 points)
8th Bourne 786 points/score 10 (league 13th with 24 points)
9th BRJ 909 points/score 9 (league 8th with 50 points & 6496 running points)
10th Ramsey 1093 points/score 8 (league 9th with 50 points & 6572 running points)
indiv results brj.pdf
Team Results: http://www.frostbiteleague.org.uk/6 team results brj.pdf
Full results at www.frostbiteleague.org.uk
FRISKNEY HALF MARATHON, SKEGNESS, SUNDAY 6th MARCH 2005
Personal Bests for Paul Banks and Amanda Reid
Two Ely Runners were among the 107 finishers. Official results:
17th Paul Banks 1:28:58 PB
10th Senior Man
36th Amanda Reid 1:37:43 PB 6th Woman
WYMONDHAM 20 MILES ROAD RACE, SUNDAY 6th MARCH 2005
Improving Natalle Coles 1st Senior Woman and 3rd Woman overall in her first 20 miles race!
Four Ely Runners were amongst the 227 finishers on an undulating rural course. All three were well placed and achieved good times. Official results:
60th Peter Bovill 2:29:33
63rd Natalle Coles 2:30:17 1st Senior Woman (3rd Woman overall) in first 20m race
67th Kevin Collins 2:32:03 (2nd claim) 4th MV50
Conditions were cold with a light but chilly wind.
LODE FEN 5 MILES CROSS COUNTRY, ANGLESEY ABBEY, SUNDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2005
Natalle Coles 2nd female
Two Ely Runners were amongst the 40 finishers on a course of tracks and grassy paths close to Anglesey Abbey. Results:
2nd female Natalle Coles 38:00
Conditions were cold but bright.
BURY ST EDMUNDS 20 MILES & NEARLY 10 MILES ROAD RACES, SUNDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2005
There were eight Ely Runners amongst 325 finishers in the 20 Miles and one amongst the 133 finishers in the 'Nearly 10' (9.4 miles) races which started on muddy grass from Nowton Park. Both courses were undulating and the 20 miles race also included some long and steep hills. Conditions were cold (2 degrees C) with a bitter NE wind and flurries of snow. The route followed rural roads and lanes (some with of which were icy in places) south of Bury St Edmunds through picturesque Suffolk countryside. Official results (with www.derekhaden.com photo refs) of the 20 miles race:
Ian Day 2:17:59
54th Torsten Lytken 2:19:10 (p5/208)
81st Paul Banks 2:27:18 1st 20m race (p7/233/234)
116th Amanda Reid 2:38:15 1st 20m race (p10/273)
180th John Turner 2:55:38 (p15/338/339)
198th John Crawford 2:58:22 (p17/356)
261st Jaime Gallagher 3:16:19 1st 20m race & 1st race for club (p22/420)
272nd Colin Doak 3:20:42 (p23/432)
In the 'Nearly 10' miles race, Torsten Lytken's brother Ulrik (on holiday from Denmark representing Tudsenn) improved on his 2004 performance by about 5 minutes to finish 6th in 1:05:47 (photo ref p1/027). Ely Runner Fran Crawford was 90th (5th FV50) in 1:27:51 (photo ref p8/111).
BELVOIR CHALLENGE 15 & 26 MILES TRAIL EVENTS, SATURDAY 26th FEBRUARY 2005
High places for Adam Etches & Natalle Coles
Two Ely Runners were amongst the 698 runners and walkers who finished the '15 miles' (unofficially measured at 17 miles!) event on the Belvoir Estate in Leicetershire. The undulating route was along footpaths, byways, tracks and minor roads. It was extremely muddy and wet with snow on the high ground. Official results:
11th of 377
males Adam Etches
5th of 321 females Natalle Coles 2:37
Weather conditions were cold with slight showers.
LEICESTERSHIRE ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE, RACE 3,
WOLVEY 5, SUNDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2005
Second claim Ely Runner William Clapp showed he had not fully recovered from recent illness, by finishing a disappointing 27th out of 359 runners in 29:09. Conditions were cold on a course that is described in Leicestershire as flat, but in Cambridgeshire would be regarded as undulating.
WOBURN SAFARI PARK 10K ROAD RACE, SUNDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2005
Personal Best for Improving David Richards
Improving Ely Runner David Richards showed that he is now well recovered from his mountain biking injuries by finishing 249th of 1,149 runners in 46:05, a personal best time by about 1 minute. Conditions for the undulating course were very cold and made worse by a wild north east wind
ST PETER'S BREWERY 20K, BUNGAY, 20th FEBRUARY 2005
Ian Day breaks club record
Improving Ely Runner Ian Day finished 17th of 350 runners in an impressive 1:17:43, a new club record in his first attempt at this distance. Conditions for the undulating course were tough, being cold with a north east wind accompanied by driving rain, hail and snow showers.
ENGLISH NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, COFTON PARK,
LONGBRIDGE, BIRMINGHAM, SATURDAY 19th FEBRUARY 2005
Six first claim Ely Runners were amongst the 1,316 finishers who completed the 12k (7.5 miles) three lap course of hilly parkland. The race started at 3 pm when conditions were sunny but cold and quite windy. The grassy running surface was soft and sticky with patches of mud. Official results:
500th Chris Rayment 47:45
575th Stephen Howard 48:37
709th Max D'Ayala 50:10
720th Torsten Lytken 50:21
1014th Peter Bovill 55:09
1226th John Turner 61:02
Ely Runners team (6 score) were 81st of 101 teams.
Second claim Ely Runner Alex Tate (Muddy Mucky Munkeys) finished a very creditable 137th in 42:46.
This high quality race was won by G Tromans (Coventry Godiva AC) in an impressive 37:53, well ahead of R Whalley (Bristol & West AC) in 38:26, and M Miles (Belgrave Harriers) in 38:28. The first team was Salford H & AC, followed by Leeds City AC and Tipton Harriers.
ST VALENTINES 30K (18.64 MILES) ROAD RACE, STAMFORD, SUNDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2005
Club Records for Charlie
Barker & Amanda Reid
Personal Bests for Adam Etches & Charlie Barker
There were seven Ely Runners among the 530 finishers in this popular preparation race for the London Marathon. Competitors travelled the length and breadth of the country to compete on the hilly, challenging course, taking in pleasant rural lanes of four of England most scenic counties; South Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Rutland. It was cold with a strong north wind and a mixture of sunshine and overcast skies. Official results:
26th Ian Day
74th Adam Etches 2:09:54 PB
124th Paul Banks 2:15:33
164th Charlie Barker 2:19:59 PB and club MV50 record
213th Amanda Reid 2: 25:32 Club SW record
247th John Turner 2:30:03
257th Natalle Coles 2:30:50
The outstanding winner was Martin Cox of
Bristol & West AC, who finished in 1:38:55, a new course
record by over 6 minutes!
In the men's team event, Ely Runners' team (1st 3 men) were 12th of 53 teams
In the mixed Valentine's pairs, 36 couples finished with Adam Etches + Natalle Coles 6th, and Paul Banks + Amanda Reid 8th.
RYSTON 5K CROSS COUNTRY, SHOULDHAM WARREN, SUNDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2005
Personal Best and Male Vet 40 Club Record for Stephen Howard
Recently injured but obviously recovering Ely Runner Stephen Howard finished 14th (2nd MV40) in 17:34, a PB and MV40 club record for 5k cross country. Conditions were cold with a strong wind.
SUFFOLK CROSS COUNTRY SERIES, 5.7 MILES, HAUGLEY PARK, STOWMARKET, SUNDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2005
Second claim Ely Runner Kevin Collins finished 57th in 42:13, a course PB by 27 sceonds. It was his first race for nine months following an Achilles tendon injury and a useful confirmation of the progress of his London Marathon training. Conditions were cold and windy.
FROSTBITE LEAGUE (5th ROUND), BOURNE WOODS, SUNDAY 6th FEBRUARY 2005
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. Official results:
Scoring Team (10)
1st Alex Tate 26:54 (2nd claim)
9th Chris Rayment 29:00
11th Max D'Ayala 29:19 Course PB
12th Gordon Godfrey 29:25 1st race for Ely Runners
19th Peter Gipp 30:02 Course PB
35th Matthew Hall 30:55
38th Torsten Lytken 31:06
47th Adam Etches 31:32 Course PB
138th Natalle Coles 35:47 Ely Runners 5m XC record
211th Karen Foreman 39:29 Course PB
90th Charlie Barker 33:41 Course PB
114th Ray Harding 34:41
133rd Graham Chapman 35:33
153rd Tim Bedford 36:35
165th John Turner 37:07
279th Sarah Sharpe 44:15
324th Julie Foreman 51:01 1st race for Ely Runners
1st NVH 427 points/score 17 (league 2nd with 77 points)
2nd Riverside 501 points/score 16 (league 1st with 74 points)
3rd Ely Runners 521 points/score 15 (league 5th with 69 points)
4th Werrington 608 points/score 14 (league 6th with 62 points)
5th Riverside Vets 728 points/score 13 (league 4th with 70 points)
6th Bourne 785 points/score 12 (league 13th with 24 points)
7th Hunts AC 860 points/score 11 (league 7th with 61 points)
8th C & C 878 points/score 10 (league 3rd with 72 points)
9th Stamford 993 points/score 9 (league 11th with 37 points)
10th Ramsey 1065 points/score 8 (league 8th with 42 points)
Full results at www.frostbiteleague.org.uk
Last updated 08/09/2005