East End Road Runners out in force

PUBLISHED: 08:00 28 February 2017

East End Road Runners at the Roding Valley half marathon

East End Road Runners at the Roding Valley half marathon


Members defy windy weather at Roding Valley

East End Road Runners were out in force at a blustery Roding Valley half marathon at the weekend.

Ian Pithouse crossed the line first for the club in one hour 32 minutes, followed by Marc Upton (1:40) and Derek Stainsby (1:43).

Marcella Toth set a new best of 1:43, with Tess Healey one minute behind as Paul Jackson and Peter Apps clocked 1:46.

Ulrike Gerstenberg smashed her best to finish in 1:48, alongside Phil Minns, and there were more personal ebsts for Lydia Smith (1:49), Nick Gorman (1:56), Martina Lee (2:03), Sarah Bemand (2:06) and Ravindra Luggah (2:10).

Rory Tregaskis finised in 1:50, with Zakir Hussain (2:10) and Claire Adamson (2:25) also in action as chairman Rod Baldwin, club secretary Shirley Sceats and press officer Katherine Bellinger cheered athletes on and Emma Baldwin and baby Kobi came along for the post-race support lunch.

Paul Dennis and Patrick Seaman completed the Velopark half marathon in personal bests, while Remi Kubar completed the Heartbreaker marathon and Naomi Elliot, despite an ice pack break, completed the River Avon Trail 12k.

East London Runners are excited to welcome Mara Yamauchi back to the club to lead a strengthening and conditioning session tonight (Tuesday).

Yamauchi holds the record for second fastest British woman over the marathon distance and anyone wanting more information about East End Road Runners can visit

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