Ellison’s 2020 Virtual Ekiden

A fantastic turnout by the RntS for the virtual Ekiden relay. With no less than 8 teams entering 47 members of the club took part.

Each team consisted of 6 runners (3 x 5km, 1 x 7.2km and 2 x 10km) who combined ran 42.2km (26.2 miles).

Here are the results from our entries:

RntS Team 1 – (Mixed Class)
Lynne, Nikki, Alex M, Denise, Julie & Robert Mc – 4:08:12

RntS Team 2 – Ant’s in your pants (Mixed Class)
Alex C, Hayley M, Daniel, Shane, Ant & Paula – 2:50:48

RntS Team 3 – Are we there yet? (Mixed class)
Paul, Lorraine, Cam, Amanda, Kevin & Katie – 3:11:18

RntS Team 4 – (Ladies Open Class)
Kerrie, Tasha, Sophie, Kirsty, Jodie H & Chloe – 4:27:47

RntS Team 5 – (Over 60s Class)
Chris P, Chris L, Bob H, Bob L, Seb & Keith – 4:02:26

RntS Team 6 – (Ladies Super Vet Class)
Alison, Teresa, Angie, Lucy, Susie & Evette – 4:44:13

RntS Team 7 – (Mixed class)
Cat, Steve, Glyn, Kel, Jodie Mc & Kevin S – 3:26:40

RntS Team 8 – (Mixed Class)
Hayley J, Lisa, John, Mark, Kevin S & Libby – 3:46:31

A note from Robin Belsom the organiser:
Many thanks to those who have already sent in their results. Please understand that a colleague and I had to type in all the results in to a spreadsheet, so with such a large entry it took us some time. All those sent in  emails have now been updated. Whilst the results can be viewed they are NOT complete

  • If you spot any errors then please email results@ipswichekiden.co.uk and state the team name and number, runner name and the correct time
  • If you have results to send in then please send them in as soon as you can. Do not delay waiting for evidence of times, we just want the times so we can finalise the results.
  • Several people have queried the leg order in the results display.  This follows the format of the race, ie leg 1 is 7.2km, legs 2 4 and 6 are any 5km leg and 3 and 5 are any 10km. We will publish fastest leg times but for all the 5km legs combined and all the 10km legs combined. To repeat it doesn’t matter which way round the 5km runners appear in your results, as long as they completed a 5km, and the same for a 10km.
  • The provisional results can be viewed via this link: https://1drv.ms/x/s!AmLc15MAfOxWjntHchGJBsReSQev?e=6dJ513

I must confess as having completely underestimated the potential entry for this race. I expected 100 teams, and we finished with nearly 450 including the juniors. Our results team, of Gav Davies and I were rather overwhelmed by the enormous number of emails, hence the delay in responding to you.

Please pass on my thanks to all those who took part. The idea was to provide a motivation in these difficult times to get out there and simulate a race and it has been incredibly rewarding to hear how many of you have embraced the event. Lets hope that we can get back out there and stage the event for real in 2021. Thanks to all those who have made a donation to the East Anglia Air Ambulance and to any other local charities and to Ellisons Solicitors of Ipswich and Colchester for their sponsorship. Once again the running community has demonstrated its commitment to our sport and support for charities.

Best wishes