Ten East London Runners athletes took on the Brentwood Half Marathon last Sunday on a weekend that saw many events fall victim to the recent Coronavirus outbreak.

Billy Rayner was the first of the club’s contingent to cross the line, finishing 31st overall and recording a time of 1:23.09.

He was then followed by James Nichols and Peter Craik, who recorded times of 1:27.25 (57th) and 1:33.28 (144th) respectively.

Chloe Millan was the next to finish for ELR, recording a personal best time of 1:43.19 and coming 325th overall before Ged Browne and Stuart Hodson went over in 497th and 521st place.

Wayne Kelly followed narrowly behind in 1:58.36 which earned him a place of 851st and finally Ian Cooper finished in a time of 2:08.21 (1097th) and Emma Wing recorded a time of 2:09.38 (1167th).

Also in Brentwood on Sunday was the Brentwood Fun Run 5km, which Susan Bushnell finished In 35.45, coming 199th, while at the Essex Road Relays, Catriona Hoult, Sandra Preston and Annette Clark finished with times of 24.36, 25.48 and 24.52 respectively.

Two more half marathons on Sunday saw Mark Moir record a personal best time of 1:24.19 (23rd) in Milton Keynes, Denis Vuika came 1902nd with a time of 2:09.09 at Hampton Court.

As well, at the Victoria Park half marathon, Robert Spread’s time of 1.21.19 pb earned him 10th place, Katherine Harris came 198th with a time of 1:58.25, and Alice Barrett’s personal best of 2:18.54 earned her 298th place.

At Saturday’s Endurance Life Surrey Ultra, Paula Bedford came 53rd overall with a time of 6:46.58, Friday saw Maud Hodson finishing the Phoenix Running Track Wars III event in 3:57.25, coming seventh, and finally Alex Bee and Stuart Norris both recorded personal bests at the Chase the Moon 10km at the Olympic Park, coming sixth (36.38) and 98th (45.28) respectively.