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Ellisons Ekiden – Sunday 7th August 2022

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The Ekiden is back! After a break of 2 years I am delighted to be able to invite you to apply for entries to the 2022 Ellisons Ekiden.

Many thanks to Woodbridge School for continuing to act as hosts, and to Ellisons Solicitors for agreeing to sponsor the event.

The format is detailed below with the following changes to the format:

  • We have a reduced entry so may have to allocate entries on a proportionate basis if the race is heavily oversubscribed.
  • Harwich have kindly agreed to time the race. Their system works on the chip being located in a baton, with one baton per team.
  • There will NOT be a live results feed, the final results will be provided at the end of the race with the prizes for the fastest leg times being posted to the winners.
  • The Junior race will start at 09:30. Teams will be expected to complete the race within 45 minutes. Junior race limit – 40 teams – maximum 6 per club
  • The Senior race will take place after the Junior race has finished at 10.20 with an expected race limit of 150 teams. I will have to review team allocation if the race is over subscribed.
  • Multi team entries – you can reserve your entries and finalise the details nearer to race date. Please email me to book them ASAP (info@ipswichekiden.co.uk)
  • Team registration – you will again be able to register your line ups through a web portal and make your own changes – https://www.ipswichekiden.co.uk/ This will be opened in early June 2022. Places are not secured until paid (unless agreed with the Race Director).

Sponsors

For 2022 we continue to welcome support from our main sponsors Elisons Solicitors.

History

Ipswich JAFFA have been staging the only Ekiden held in the UK for over 20 years, and it is now a well established fixture in the local racing calendar. It attracts runners from all over East Anglia, with the 2017 event having a record entry of 200 teams. There is a Junior Ekiden for those aged under 16.

The 26.2 mile race will be run by teams of six as a relay. Legs: 1 x 7.2km, 3 x 5km and 2 x 10km

Club teams and social and business teams are all welcome .

2022 Entry

You can reserve your entries and finalise the details nearer to race date. Please email info@ipswichekiden.co.uk to secure your team entries.

The online portal for 2022 team declaration entries is now open. Please visit: http://portal.ipswichekiden.co.uk/. Please note this is for team declaration only and not for securing a team entry.

Venue:

Woodbridge School, Woodbridge IP12 4JH

Senior Ekiden

Team price: £54 – affiliated team and £66 – non affiliated/social team.
Distance: 26.2 miles run by teams of six as a relay. Each lap is an accurately measured 2.5k – run mainly on grass
Start at 10:20: Teams: 6 runners, minimum age 16. Stage distances are:

  1. 7.2k – 3 laps
  2. 5k – 2 laps
  3. 10k – 4 laps
  4. 5k- 2 laps
  5. 10k – 4 laps
  6. 5k 2 laps
Junior Ekiden

Team entry of £20.00

Start at 09:30: Teams of 4 running 4 x 1.1 mile legs – so 1 lap per runner. Children aged 8 and under must run with an adult.

Includes chip timing through a baton. The race time limit is 45 minutes. A medal for all junior runners, and a trophy for each runner in a winning team (6 categories). Please note that for 2022 a maximum entry 6 teams per club.

Chip Timing

Harwich have kindly agreed to time the event. Timing chips are located in a baton which must be handed to the next runner at changeover. The chips will only trigger the timing mat if the baton is held in front of your body

Trophies

Trophies will be awarded (one per team only) to:

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Men’s and Ladies Open teams
  • 1st ,2nd ,3rd Mixed team (minimum 2 female runners to score)
  • 1st Men’s and 1st Ladies Veterans teams (Female 35+ and Males 40+)
  • 1st Super Vets (Male only aged 50+)
  • 1st Super Vets team – (Female aged 45+)
  • 1st Team over 60 – male/female, any combination accepted
  • 1st Team over 70 – male/female, any combination accepted
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Non-affiliated/social/business team
  • Individual trophies – fastest man and lady over each distance – 7.2k, 5k and 10k.
  • Non-affiliated/social category – only teams with less than 3 affiliated runners qualify for social team prizes.
Junior Race

Trophies (4 per team) will be awarded to:

  • 1st team – 12 and overs – Male open, female open, mixed teams.
  • 1st Team – 11 and under – male open, female open, mixed teams.
  • Mixed teams must have a minimum of 1 of each sex, so can be 3 boys one girl, 2 boys/2 girls or 3 girls and 1 boy.

We will have 2 x waves with the over 12s starting first and the under 12s starting a minute later

Other items

Dogs – We will not allow anyone with a dog on to the School premises

Showers – We will NOT have access to the School showers

Catering: There will be a pay barbeque, refreshments and ice creams available.

Charity: JAFFA will donate the proceeds from the race to local charities.

Its best to enter by email and settle payment using BACS. For those that want to use a postal entries please download this form.

Results

2021 Results (Virtual Ekiden)

Full results are available via this link.

Category winners are listed below.

Men’s Open

  1. Ipswich JAFFA Mens Open A, 2:31:14
  2. Bungay Black Dog RC – Hot Diggity Dogs, 2:38:49
  3. Bury Pacers Mens Open, 2:43:49

Ladies Open

  1. Ipswich JAFFA Ladies Open A, 3:17:29
  2. Ipswich JAFFA Ladies Open B, 3:47:17
  3. Haverhill RC – Lady and The Cramps, 4:03:59

Men’s Vet

  1. Stowmarket Striders, 3:00:05
  2. Bungay Black Dog RC, Jurassic BARC, 3:33:00
  3. Worlingham RR , Meeping all the way, 3:34:16

Ladies Vet

  1. Woodbridge Shufflers, The Shuffler Roses LV, 3:23:48
  2. Bungay Black Dog RC, Pavement Pounders, 3:24:38
  3. Stowmarket Striders, FV1, 3:26:49

Men’s Super Vet

  1. Ipswich JAFFA Mens Vet 50, 3:04:10
  2. Bungay Black Dog RC, For Shucks Sake, 3:21:04
  3. Capel Cheetahs Mens Super Vet A, 3:33:38

Ladies Super Vet

  1. Capel Cheetahs Ladies Super Vet A, 3:49:35
  2. Witham RC Sole Sisters LSV, 4:13:35
  3. Haverhill RC Ladies Running Hot LSV, 4:28:54

Over 60s

  1. Fram Flyers Silver Streaks 60s, 3:31:33
  2. Stow Striders Over 60’s Mixed, 3:55:52
  3. BBDRC Six Times 60’s, 4:05:21

Over 70s

  1. NNBR Super Seventies, 4:16:56
  2. BBDRC Young Hearts Run Free 70s, 4:23:11

Mixed

  1. Haverhill RC Mixed, 2:39:36
  2. Pacers mixed A, 2:44:56
  3. Worlingham RR ‘Legs Miserables’ MX, 3:00:06

Social / Unaffiliated

  1. YourPaceOrMine, 3:19:03
  2. Framlingham College, 3:25:35
  3. Mrs Brand’s Boys A2, 3:27:31

Fastest Legs

7.2K:

  • Keith Tilley, Ipswich JAFFA RC, 24:58
  • Laura Smitherman, Norfolk Gazelles, 30:32

5K:

  • Ollie Watson, Ipswich JAFFA RC, 16:58
  • Fiona Tideswell, Haverhill RC, 20:14

10K:

  • Sam Boreham, Haverhill RC, 33:40
  • Katie King, St Edmund Pacers, 37:18

Junior Ekiden

U11B – Under 11 Boys

Winners: JAFFA APPLES U11 BOYS 0:26:47

12B – Over 12 year old Boys

Winners: Haverhill RC Juniors U16 Boys 12B 0:22:46

U11MX – Under 11 year old. Mixed

Winners: Hadleigh Hares Junior team C U11MX 0:30:18

U11G – Under 11 Girls

Winners: JAFFA PLUMS U11 G 0:27:20

12G – Over 12 year old Girls

Winners: JAFFA GRAPES 12G 0:25:52

12MX – Over 12 year old. Mixed

Winners: BBDRC Always on the Run 12MX 0:26:22

2020 Results (Virtual Ekiden)

Results are available via this link.

Category winners are listed below.

Men’s Open

  1. Ipswich Harriers Males Open, 2:18:21
  2. Conac Avenue MO, 2:22:26
  3. Ipswich JAFFA Mens Open A, 2:28:16

Ladies Open

  1. Ipswich JAFFA Ladies Open A, 2:43:44
  2. CONAC HIGHWAY LO, 2:50:56
  3. Ipswich Harriers Ladies Open, 2:51:27

Men’s Vet

  1. Wymondham AC Vanishing Vets, 2:33:51
  2. Witham RC Men V40, 2:37:43
  3. St Edmund Pacers The Segment Hunters MV, 2:37:57

Ladies Vet

  1. St Edmund Pacers Ladies Vets, 3:09:28
  2. Fram – Flying Females, 3:19:26
  3. NORWICH ROAD RUNNERS ‘BEASTS FROM THE EAST’, 3:23:27

Men’s Super Vet

  1. Coltishall Jags Nifty Fifties, 2:57:15
  2. CONAC DRIVE, 2:59:19
  3. Ipswich JAFFA Mens V50, 3:01:10

Ladies Super Vet

  1. Bungay BDRC Caged Dogs, 3:11:49
  2. CONAC BOULEVARD, 3:19:05
  3. Stowmarket Striders – Ladies Supervets 1, 3:26:23

Over 60s

  1. Ipswich JAFFA Mens V60, 3:06:51
  2. Wymondham AC M60, 3:08:54
  3. St Edmunds Pacers – Old men running 60s, 3:09:13

Over 70s

  1. NNBR Super Seventies, 4:01:05
  2. NNBR Super Seventies Too, 4:21:44
  3. St Edmund Pacers Even older men running, 4:24:44

Mixed

  1. Steadfast Runners, 2:31:51
  2. NNBR In The Mix, 2:31:57
  3. St Edmund Pacers Mixed A, 2:32:02

Social / Unaffiliated

  1. Team Belsom, 2:43:37
  2. Grantham Rundercats Panthro, 2:50:55
  3. The Eki Devon Divas, 2:52:11

Fastest Legs

7.2K:

  • James Price, City of Norwich AC, Conac Avenue MO, 24:21
  • Hannah Petterson, Ipswich Harriers, Ipswich Harriers Ladies Open 1, 27:05

5K:

  • Lewis Sullivan, St Edmunds Pacers, St Edmund Pacers Team Ovett MO, 15:07
  • Iona Lake, City of Norwich AC, CONAC PROMENADE MX, 17:10

10K:

  • James Petterson,  Ipswich Harriers , Ipswich Harriers Males Open, 31:59
  • Helen Davies, Ipswich JAFFA RC, Ipswich JAFFA Ladies Open A, 34:31

Junior Ekiden

U11B – Under 11 Boys

Winners: Team Sparkes Aussies U11B 22:04

12B – Over 12 year old Boys

Winners: Ipswich Harriers boys A 12B 19:59

U11MX – Under 11 year old. Mixed

Winners: CONAC U11 MX STAR4 24:07

U11G – Under 11 Girls

Winners:  Ipswich JAFFA U11G 28:48

12G – Over 12 year old Girls

Winners: Colchester Harriers U16G 23:24

12MX – Over 12 year old. Mixed

Winners: St Edmund Pacers Team Greg Rutherford  22:09

Result History

The most frequent winners of the Mens Open event have been Ipswich Harriers, with more than 10 wins to their credit (since the late 1990s), City of Norwich and Bury Pacers have each won the race once in recent years. Ipswich JAFFA has won in 2012 and 2013 with Colchester Harriers wining the open event in 2014.

Fastest team times – since 2007:

Been at Woodbridge since 2014

  • Mens Open – Ipswich Harriers – 2010, 2:19:19
  • Ladies Open – West Suffolk AC  – 2016, 2:43:02
  • Mixed – Ipswich Harriers – 2018,  02:29:03
  • Mens Vets (aged 40 plus) – Colchester Harriers AC – 2019, 02:29:51
  • Ladies Vets (aged 35+) – St Edmund Pacers – 2018, 02:58:58
  • Male SuperVets  – Colchester Harriers AC – 2019, 2:40:52
  • Female SuperVets – Bungay Black Dog RC – 2019, 3:06:41
  • Over 60s  – North Norfolk Beach Runners – 2019, 03:21:50
  • Over 70s – North Norfolk Beach Runners – 2018, 03:58:01
  • Non affiliated – Kruisers Pushing Limits 2019 – 2:41:38

Past Results

YearLegsResults 
2019 Seniors TeamJunior Teams  
2018 IndividualsSeniors Team Junior Teams  
2017      Seniors Team   
2016      Seniors TeamJuniors Team  
2015      Seniors TeamJuniors Team  
2014      Seniors TeamJuniors Team  
2013 A B C D  E F    
2012 A B C D  E F    
2011 A B C D  E F    
2010 A B C D  E F    
2009 A B C D  E F    
2008 A B C D  E F    
2007 A B C D  E F    
2006 A B C D  E F    
2005 A B C D  E F