East London Runners enjoy Essex Way Relay outing

PUBLISHED: 08:00 06 September 2018

East London Runners at the Essex Way Relay

East London Runners at the Essex Way Relay


East London Runners fielded two teams at the Essex Way 10-stage Relay event on Sunday.

East London Runners at the Essex Way RelayEast London Runners at the Essex Way Relay

Tricia O’Neil and Frank Brownlie ran the 7.5-mile leg from Epping station, before Simon Barton and Dave Knight took on the 9.5 miles from Chipping Ongar.

Karan Gadhia and Kasia Stachowiak ran 9.5 miles from Good Easter, before Regis Martin and Simon Thomas ran 10.1 miles from Little Leights.

Leg five saw Paul Thompson and Maud Hodson cover 9.4 miles from Cressing church, before Marc Akers and Jo Wood covered 5.7 miles from Great Tey.

Cat Davies and Jonathan Wooldridge ran the 11.2 miles from West Bergholt, with Hodson and Thompson taking on their second legs of the day to cover eight miles from Dedham to Bradfield.

Tricia O'Neil in action for East London Runners at the Essex Way RelayTricia O'Neil in action for East London Runners at the Essex Way Relay

Wood and Akers went again over 5.3 miles from Bradfield to Ramsey, before Wooldridge, Stuart Barton and Arthur Diaz finished on the 5.5-mile leg to Harwich.

The A team finished 30th in the mixed competition and 42nd overall, with the B team 32nd and 44th, in a field of 73 teams.

*Samuel Browne finished sixth at the Kent Coastal marathon in 3:03.44, while Jayne Browne covered a half marathon distance in 2:14.04.

Roger Stubbs took on the St Neots Olympic distance triathlon and covered a 1500m swim, 45k bike leg and 10k run in 3:05.26.

East London Runners Zoila Fernandez was runner of the month for AugustEast London Runners Zoila Fernandez was runner of the month for August

Suzanne Bench (1:49.00) and Andrea Waller (2:08.40) ran the bedford half marathon, while Terry Lewsey (1:42.39) was in action at the Maidenhead event.

Aaron Browne clocked 37.53 at the latest Regents Park Summer Series 10k, as Roisin Archer set a new best of 43.55 for fourth female.

Spencer Evans (39.35) and Jule Creffield (79.45) ran the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k event, while Billy Rayner took on the Man v Mountain challenge and finished in 4:44.30.

New member Zoila Fernandez was named club runner of the month for August after helping the women to two wins in the East London Five Interclub Series, finishing sixth at Harold Wood (21.16) and third at Barking (20.03).

Fernandez also ran a half marathon best of 1:35.07.

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