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.
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).
Full results on: http://www.philadelphiamarathon.com/exec/philly/info/results.asp
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
Ely Other Results
Team Results (from 15)
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.
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 6°C, 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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