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Le Roux leads the way for East London Runners at the Isle of Wight half marathon

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 August 2018

East London Runners members face the camera at the Isle of Wight half marathon (pic: East London Runners)

East London Runners members face the camera at the Isle of Wight half marathon (pic: East London Runners)

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East London Runners members face the camera at the London Duathlon (pic: East London Runners)East London Runners members face the camera at the London Duathlon (pic: East London Runners)

A team of five intrepid East London Runners ventured off the south coast of England to take part in the Isle of Wight half marathon last weekend.

Louis Le Roux was the first club member home in a time of one hour, 36 minutes and 17 seconds for 44th overall.

Michael Bamford (1:39.06) and Jonathan Wooldridge (1:48.43) were also part of the ELR men’s scoring squad that placed eighth in the team standings.

Rachel Le Roux (2:02.19) and Diana Rexhepaj (2:16.37) were the other club members in action in the Isle of Wight.

At the Stanford-le-Hope 10k, Terry Lewsey was eighth overall in a time of 43 minutes and 33 seconds.

Susan Bushnell was also in action in Stanford-le-Hope, completing a 5k race in a time of 38.55.

Dan Gritton took in the Downland Challenge in Sussex, completing the 30-mile course in 4:08.49 to place 10th.

At the latest Run Through Greenwich Park 5k, Samir Younsi was fifth in a time of 25.25.

The London Aquathlon in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park drew four entrants from ELR, with Daniel Slipper the first club member home.

Slipper finished the course, which featured one transition phase between a 400m swim and 5k run, in 31.05.

Lewsey (31.24), Alexandra Rutishauer-Perera (37.33) and Joanna Wood (41.46) also completed the race.

“It was pretty epic swimming in the pool that they used for the Olympics in 2012 — it was amazing,” said Lewsey.

“I definitely learned a lot from the race as it was the first one I’d done with a transition.

“I know I can be a lot faster, I just need to get a triathlon suit and spend less time drying my hair!”

Rutishauer-Perera added: “I had wanted to try an aquathlon for a while, but the dates never worked so when Terry told me about the one in Stratford, it was ideal.

“I was mostly afraid of messing up the change of lanes every two laps in the swim section, but having Terry and Joanna with me was calming.”

Sarah Burns, meanwhile, completed the Monster Standard Triathlon in Ely, which featured a 1.5k swim, 42k cycle and 12k run, in 2:49.22 to come 14th to round out another busy week for ELR.


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