June 19 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Patrick Brown named male runner-of-the-year
Patrick Brown picked up the Male Runner-of-the-Year award at the East London Road Runners Annual Club Awards.
Brown achieved the accolade for a series of personal best performances during the season while representing the club at races including the ELVIS series, cross-country and Chingford League meetings.
The female equivalent went to Ninette Fernandes for matching the achievements of Brown, while the most improved male and female runner awards went to Dan Spinks and Katherine Harris.
Marathon runner-of-the-year was 70-year-old John Atkinson who completed the Berlin Marathon in four hours, seven minutes.
Jimmy Hartwell took home the Ultra runner-of-the-year having qualified for the Ultra Tour De Mont Blanc in August.
The Lifetime Achievement award went to Jim Bird for all his work for the committee work alongside 26 runs in the London Marathon, spending the Paralympic Games as a Games Maker.
Back to the action and the club enjoyed a fantastic Wanstead Flats 5km park run with five inside the top 10 on Saturday.
Thomas Grimes was first in 19.14, just edging out Brown by a second, while Gavin Stebbing was fifth in 20.30.
Derek Wright was ninth in 21.10, closely followed by Regis Martin (10th), Lee Wollaston (16th), David Irwin (20th) and Celia Payaneeandee (22nd).
Suzanne Bench, Claire Parker and Emiko Priest rounded off the team in 24th, 25th and 44th places respectively.
Amadeus Furlong was third in the Valentines Park 5km run in a time of 18.47, while Peter Rains stopped the clock on 22.17 for 19th.
At the West Ham Park 5km run Derek Wright was sixth in 22.30.
Russell Price took part in the Turbo X in Hampshire with just over 16km of tough trail running.
He completed the course in 1:23.24 to finish in 45th spot of 306 finishers.
On Sunday, 10 took part in the Bedford Harriers half-marathon and Grimes topped the pile again with a time of 1:17.38 for 20th in a field of 1,415.
Patrick Brown was 27th in 1:18.47, a new personal best, followed by Euan Brown in 1:20.19 and Allan Todd in 1:31.31.
Peter Hatley was 249th in 1:33.40, while there were further best times from Grant Conway (1:38.06), William Davies (1:48.03) and Harsh Pershad (2:12.16).
Sandwiched in between was Paolo Cimenti who stopped the clock in 2:09.34 and Bryony Hewer three seconds later.