The Newham 24Hour non-stop Relay

 


The event is a non-stop baton carrying relay [inspired by the symbolism of the Olympic Torch Relay] which will see 8 teams, 1 to each lane of the Terence Mcmillan Stadium 400M running track, made up of between 24 and 48 runners per team [full hour or half hour slots per runner], running continuously for 24 hours, trying to complete as many KMs in that time as possible.

 

Each team is attempting to run the farthest but teams are also jointly attempting to run farther than 2012km as a combined total.

This FREE event, open to the public as well as members of local running groups and clubs, is seen as both a celebration of the unique location in the heart of the 2012 Olympic geography, and a coming together of local running communities in a spirit of competition and co-operation.

As well as participants from East End Road Runners other invited teams include the Newham and Essex Beagles, Run England, local Parkrunners, members of neighbouring running clubs, Newham Council, and members of the public.

Please email 3 or 4 preferences for half hour slots with your full name and contact details [indicating to which team you belong] to 24hour@eerr.org.uk This is also the address for all queries.

Time slots are allocated on a first come first served basis. Entry is by pre-registration only.

 

 

 

 

Parkrun Chain

Dear All,

A reminder that there will be an extra running of Wanstead Flats this sunday at 4.30pm as part of the North London Longest Chain event.

We hope to see many of you there, or indeed at some of the other events also. Full details as below

Paul

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You can participate by doing all or only part of the event, you can participate by coming along and just running the Wanstead Flats section of the chain.

If only wanting to do the WF section the time to meet at the pavillion will be 4.30pm

The details for the day can be found here
http://www.parkrun.com/crispy/longestparkrun/northlondon

Roughly the details are:
- Takes place on Sunday 24th June.
- Run up to 7 parkruns in a day. [8 if you include Beckton Parkrun which launches on June 2nd]
- Try some parkrun courses you wouldn't normally be able to, and meet other London parkrunners.
- Does not count towards total number of parkruns, affect average age grading/ times or affect your p.b.
- Best way to describe event is a series of freedom parkruns with a group of other parkrunners.

- All starts at 9am at Oak Hill Park.
- Courses are (in order): Oak Hill, Ally Pally, Hampstead Heath, Highbury Fields, Mile End, Wanstead Flats and Valentines. [with optional extra Beckton]
- Timetable and courses can be found on the longest parkrun website (search "longest parkrun").

 

North London Parkrun Longest Chain 24 June 2012

Some will already have heard about this planned event?
You could participate by doing all or only part of the event, you could participate by coming along and just running the Wanstead Flats section of the chain.

If only wanting to do the WF section the time to meet at the pavillion will be 4.30pm

The details for the day can be found here
http://www.parkrun.com/crispy/longestparkrun/northlondon

Roughly the details are:
- Takes place on Sunday 24th June.
- Run up to 7 parkruns in a day. [8 if you include Beckton Parkrun which launches on June 2nd]
- Try some parkrun courses you wouldn't normally be able to, and meet other London parkrunners.
- Does not count towards total number of parkruns, affect average age grading/ times or affect your p.b.
- Best way to describe event is a series of freedom parkruns with a group of other parkrunners.

- All starts at 9am at Oak Hill Park.
- Courses are (in order): Oak Hill, Ally Pally, Hampstead Heath, Highbury Fields, Mile End, Wanstead Flats and Valentines. [with optional extra Beckton]
- Timetable and courses can be found on the longest parkrun website (search "longest parkrun").

Paul

 

Urban Orienteering

Something alittle different?

Sunday 15 April at Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford (before the shops open!)

A 45 minute orienteering score course (several timed mass starts) around the four floors of the shopping mall. Entries are made online and £2 of the entry fee goes to Richard House Children's Hospice in Newham.

Here is the link for full details: http://joshjenner.co.uk/2012/03/02/orienteering-at-westfield-stratford-city-15th-april-2012/

It will be a fun, exciting and novel race - and no previous orienteering experience is necessary!

 

EVERYONE’S INTO PARK RUNS

To enter this month if you fancy stretching your legs to 5 miles rather than 5K next March 31st? A ballot system which closes on Oct 27th. £15 Entry. Get to run in the Olympic stadium pre the 2012 Games.

check out http://www.nationallotteryrun.com/ asap

Paul

 

FREE 3K EVENT

A last chance to run on the 400m track at Newham Leisure Centre before it is closed for several weeks/months for resurfacing.

 

 FREE 3K COMMUNITY RUN

Newham Leisure Centre

Prince Regent’s Lane

281 Prince Regent Lane

Plaistow, London, E13 8SD

SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST 2011

 

Registration at 5pm

Race starts at 5.30pm

 

The Credit Suisse Beckton Park Challenge 10K 5K 3K

The Credit Suisse Beckton Park Challenge

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The newest edition to an increasingly vibrant local running scene, taking place in Beckton District Park South, London, E6 4LT, on courses designed by East End Road Runners.

Co-organised by the Credit Suisse Sports Network, East End Road Runners, the Run! Project, Run England, Sport England, the London Borough of Newham, and the Host Boroughs for the London 2012 Games.

  • 3km Junior Run (Ages 9-13), start time 9:15am - FREE
  • 5km Run (Ages 13+), start time 10:15am - Standard £10/UKA Affiliated £8

  • 10km Run (Ages 16+), start time 10:15am - Standard £12/UKA Affiliated £10

     

Finishers receive a t-shirt, medal and free membership to Run England.

Online entry before September 14th via Run Britain 3K Entry  5K Entry  10K Entry

The first 100 Host Borough residents to apply are entitled to free entry into either the 5K or 10K runs. [The Host Boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games are Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest.]

 

For more information click here

 

Newman Hilly 5 miles

For anyone wanting a challenge this week, please check out the Newman Hilly 5 miles - 7.30pm this Wednesday.

Venue - Hainault Forest, Chigwell Row, Essex. Two laps of the hilly trail course in the Forest.

An entry form may be downloaded from
http://www.eastlondonrunners.org.uk/Newman%20Hilly%205%20Entry%20Form_2011.pdf

Paul

 

Run England

For all those that would like to improve their times for the Wanstead Flats Parkrun.

Recommended

Weekly Saturdays at 10AM from Harrow Road changing rooms, Rob or David, qualified coaches, can take you for 1 -1 1/2 training for only £2! A bargain.

Perhaps try some speedwork with them one week then come back and try to improve your course pb the next?

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