East London Runners enjoy good days out at Woodford Open and Woburn Abbey Tri

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 September 2017

East London Runners enjoy some refreshments after a training run for the Beachy Head Marathon

East London Runners enjoy some refreshments after a training run for the Beachy Head Marathon


It proved to be a good day for East London Runners’ Euan Brown, who finished as runner-up at the Woodford Open event recently.

East London Runners' Euan Brown at he Woodford Green OpenEast London Runners' Euan Brown at he Woodford Green Open

Brown did forget to pack his club vest for the occasion, but he still ran well to take second spot in a time of four minutes and 38 seconds.

The Lee household had an enjoyable weekend as well, as Daniel and Ava produced good results at the Woburn Abbey Sprint Triathlon on Sunday.

Over a gruelling 750 metre swim, 20k bike and 5k run, Daniel finished in a time of one hour 16 minutes and 52 seconds to take first place in the V45-49 category, while Ava was third woman home overall and first in the V40-44 category after recording a time of 1:17.49.

Julie Campbell also took on the course and stopped the clock on 1:55.20.

Four club runners made the long trip to Newcastle to take part in the Great North Run and Manjit Singh was first past the post in a time of 1:36.06, followed by Shaun DeSena (2:17.39), Michael Keefe (2:35.44) and Katy Taylor (2:50.15).

Meanwhile, Mike Brett, Catherine Brett and Don Bennett took on the tough, three-day London City Orienteering Race over the weekend, with Mike Brett finishing runner-up in the V40 category over the short distance event at Victoria Park in 16.48, while clocked 51.14 over the three courses.

The previous day had seen Bennett and Catherine Brett take on the full distance event at the Barbican, clocking 1:30.21 and 53.08 respectively.

And on the Friday they headed up the road to Wapping for the prologue event, with Catherine finishing in 38.29 and Bennett the seventh past the post on the night in 68.41.

Other club runners were in action throughout the week, and on Sunday Graham Peacock took on the Langham 10k event on Sunday in Colchester, where he finished 224th of 699 finishers with a time of 49.10.

At the Run Through Clapham Common 10k event on Saturday, ELR’s Claire Drakeford stopped the clock on 1:02.06 for 390th spot out of 499 finishers and Ian Cooper took on the Essex Cross Country Series 10k event at Weald Park on the same day.

Of 198 runners who managed to finish the event, Copper came home in 153rd after recording a time of 1:02.35.

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