ELY RUNNERS CLUB RACES, 2003 - 2007
ELY RUNNERS STRAIGHT MILE HANDICAP, QUANEY DROVE, ELY, THURSDAY 12th JULY 2007
Natalle Coles wins
fastest lady (for
year), and best
There were 29 Ely Runners starters and 28 finishers taking part in the club's annual race over a straight measured mile on Quaney Drove. Good conditions including a light tail wind enabled many members to achieve PB times and 4 club records were broken/achieved.
Natalle Coles achieved a remarkable hat trick by wining the lady's handicap, fastest time, and age related awards. It was also the 3rd year in succession that Natalle won the fastest lady award.
Personal bests (including several first straight mile runs) for a straight mile were achieved by Adam Etches, Alan Rutterford, Breeda O'Leary, Chris Bower, Emily Knight, Fraser Badcock, Glyn Loveday, Graham Chapman, Ian Day, Margaret Bracewell, Melanie Fisher, Jonathon Sykes, Kevin Jennings, Paul Needham, Peter Harris, Rebecca Mosley, Stephen Howard, Stephen Pettit, Steve Barker, Tony Robinson, and William Wilson.
Thanks are extended to Rod Baron for organising the entries and results, and to the club's time/place keepers and photographers.
ELY RUNNERS' STRAIGHT MILE HANDICAP, QUANEY DROVE, THURSDAY 13th JULY 2006
Age Related M
Age Related FM
There were 30 Ely Runners competing in the club's annual 1 mile handicap race on the dead straight Quaney Drove in three starts. Time and place keepers and finish marshals were Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle, Richard Handoll, Eric Drury and Sarah Sharpe. Start marshals were Alan Rutterford and Tony Hall. John Turner was the handicapper. Official results as follows:
The race was held on a warm and sunny evening and the runners benefited from a cooling tail wind.
After the race, perpetual shields and prizes were presented to the male/female category winners in the beer garden of the Prince Albert pub by Chairman Peter Gipp.
ELY RUNNERS' STRAIGHT MILE HANDICAP, QUANEA DROVE, ELY, TUESDAY 23rd AUGUST 2005
Rachel Kiff overall handicap winner and Don Brown male handicap winner
Alex Tate fastest male and Natalle Coles fastest female
Chris Rayment overall 1st age related runner and Natalle Coles 1st age related female
Twelve members achieve all-time personal bests and nine members club category records
There were 26 Ely Runners in this hotly contested club event over a straight and level road course. They found racing a straight mile required lung bursting effort and pace judgement but, such was the enthusiasm and competition, 12 members achieved personal best times and 9 members club category records. Full results:
All-time personal bests were achieved by: Rachel Kiff, Jaime Gallagher, Natalle Coles, Keith Mitchell, Julie Foreman, Graham Chapman, Mary Gates, Hayley Rutterford, Torsten Lytken, Charlie Barker, Lana Chalmers, and Max d'Ayala.
Club category records were achieved by Alex Tate (SM), Natalle Coles (SW), Lana Chalmers (FV35), Peter Gipp (MV40), Mary Gates (FV40), Chris Rayment (MV45), Charlie Barker (MV50), Peter Harris (MV55), and John Turner (MV60).
The racing surface was uneven in places but the weather conditions were good, being moderately cool with hardly any wind.
ELY RUNNERS' 10K HANDICAP ROAD RACE
by 41 seconds
(in her first
in 53:19 by 4
in an MV35
and PB of
was 37 seconds
ahead of his
was 3rd in a
PB time of
was 28 seconds
ahead of his
Conditions for the
mainly level course, via
California, Dunkirk, and Pymore,
were quite good, being warm and
wet with light rain.
Thanks are extended to Rod Baron (entries, timekeeping and results), Peter Gipp (course marking, water station and clearing), Darren Murfitt (marshals), Emma Greaves (entries, results and finish line), Angela Chapman (entries and finish line), Alan Rutterford (marshal), Julie Foreman (marshal), and Sophie Gates (photography).
After the race everyone enjoyed sandwiches and chips in the Prince Albert beer garden where Chairman Peter Gipp awarded the winner's perpetual shield to Brian Partridge with a bottle of wine plus bottles of wine to fastest runner Alex Tate and 1st guest (walker) Terry Braverman of Newmarket & Enfield clubs.
In 3rd place was Graham Chapman (+50 secs) and 4th place (1st woman) was Julie Foreman (+1 min 13 secs). The first guest runner was Claire Law who was 2nd overall.
The fastest Ely Runner was Alex Tate (6th Ely Runner) who finished in 33:46
Personal best times (in finishing order) were achieved by the following Ely Runners:
Conditions for the mainly level course were warm and slightly humid with a light wind.
After the race, the winner's shield was presented to Ian Vaughan-Arbuckle and fastest runner prize to Alex Tate at the Prince Albert pub in Ely.
(Karen with the winners shield 2004)
First guest finisher was Fiona Regan of St Radegan HHH in 47:59, a full 12:01 inside her handicap time!! The fastest runners were Stuart Holmes and David Bettison both from St, Radegan HHH and both in 36:07. The fastest Ely Runner was 2nd claim William Clapp in 36:09.
(Deborah receiving the winners shield from Peter Gipp)
The standard of competition was high and seven members achieved personal best times: Peter Gipp, Torsten Lytken, Stephen Howard, Matthew Hall, John Crisp, Alan Rutterford and Deborah Jennings. Conditions on the evening were good, being mild and still.
After the race competitors enjoyed sandwiches and drinks at The Prince Albert in Ely, where Deborah Jennings was presented with the club's perpetual shield by Club Captain Peter Gipp for being the first Ely Runner to finish. Deborah's success was well deserved as she was over 4 mins inside her handicap time, and she also ran a personal best time for the distance.
Thanks to Eric Drury for marking the course and providing finish drinks, Savage Haulage for the drinks at Pymore, William Clapp for being the handicapper, Charlie Barker and last years winner Tanya O'Reilly for starting, time and place recording.
Last updated 09/10/2007