EMAC Road Running Sec – Ty Farrer
EMAC’s Road Runners are predominately – but not exclusively – first claim members of running and athletic clubs in the region with quite a few of the “Track & Field” athletes who take part.
EMAC has a Road Running Championship which takes place annually, based upon WAVA percentages from that year’s nominated races which will usually be a series of four differing distance events in the 5k – half marathon range. Additionally, we also hold a “Postal Marathon” where members can name their best marathon time of the year and again the winner is based upon the best WAVA percentage.
Because EMAC is an affiliated club of England Athletics and UK Athletics, we are also lucky enough to receive a club entry in the London Marathon each year and the committee decides how to award this place. For the last few years this has been “by draw” from those members who apply for the place – details of the draw will normally be communicated in the Autumn seeking applications and the lucky winner is selected at the end of December for the race the following April.
In common with the other disciplines, EMAC encourages the road runners to take part in the various international competitions each year (open to all members) and also flags up events based upon a selection process where members generally vie for a place to represent England or Great Britain. Watch the News items for information about these events.
EMAC’s Road Running Series 2018 – (WAVA results here)
The 2018 races are listed below with entry links where available
Sun 19th August 2018 – Kimbolton Half
Sun 21st October 2018 – Leigh on Sea Striders 10km – Entries – The route heads out from Leigh-on-Sea towards Chalkwell before heading back to Leigh-on-Sea and the finish
Sun 28th October 2018 – Fenland 10 – Entries – Flat 10 mile route, ideal for fast times
Sun 25th November 2018 – Wolverton 5 – Entries – A NEW fast flat course on traffic-free ‘redways’ at Willen Lakeside, Milton Keynes
EMAC’s Road Running Series 2017
The 2017 series results were announced at the AGM and have been published. The summary is :
- Steve Hall, M45, Peterborough AC, 233.3%
- Glyn Smith, M70, Cambridge & Coleridge, 230.8%
- Maurice Hemingway, M60, Riverside Runners, 230.4%
EMAC’s Road Running Series 2016
The 2016 series results were announced at the AGM and have been published. The summary is :
- Malcolm Tuff, M50, Ryston Runners, 247.2%
- Maurice Hemingway, M60, Riverside Runners, 230.9%
- Phil Martin, M35, Bushfield Joggers, 228.9%