Eagles Soar at 2017 London Marathon!

23rd April 2017

Huge flock of Ealing Eagles soar at 2017 London Marathon

A total of 49 members of local running club Ealing Eagles completed the 2017 London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April. 

In a record breaking year for the London Marathon 40,382 runners took on the course, which starts in Greenwich and covers 26.2 miles through East London and the Docklands area before heading past the Tower of London, Big Ben, and finally finishing on the Mall close to Buckingham Palace. 

The annual marathon is the biggest single fundraising event in the world. Several of the Eagles taking part this year were raising money for charity, altogether raising an incredible total of just under £39k for their various good causes.

Four Eagles had a different but equally important role on race day as official volunteers; Rachel Job, Paul Thomas, and the team behind the Ealing Half Marathon Sandra Courtney and Kelvin Walker were part of the team looking after the runners at one of the three start areas.

Many other members of the club were on hand to cheer the runners on from various points around the course and from their regular spot at the 23rd mile, providing a much needed boost for the final push to the finish. 

Chair Thom Martini commented ‘the London Marathon is a very special event and every year it demonstrates both the diverse range of runners we have and the supportive nature of the club. This year our runner’s times ranged from 2 hours and 41 minutes to just over 6 hours, and they were all cheered into the home straight by their club mates’. 

The full marathon results for the Ealing Eagles are as follows:

Easten, Tom 02:41:53
Overton, Colin 02:48:30
Kaufman, Matthew Alexander 02:54:36
Pabon, Jose Manuel 02:59:16
Dadswell, Ralph 03:06:58
Fryatt, Ewan 03:08:54
Claxton, Harry 03:11:43
Gibson, Melissah 03:18:30
Lawes, Greg - 3:21:22
Keenleyside, Piers 03:23:18
Tanner, Michelle 03:34:12
Lambert, Chris 03:34:53
Sanderson, Carole 03:36:29
Schmidt, Emily 03:36:58
Verbossche, Michelle 03:37:40
Kucharska, Malgorzata 03:39:46
Robinson, Paul 03:40:17
Mackenzie, Sarah Jane 03:42:07
Luksch, Kerstin 03:42:59
Johnson, Charlotte 03:50:19
Sexton, Bernard - 3:51:28
Goodman, Luke - 3:55:10
Vickery, Heidi 03:56:58
Gaga, Laura 03:57:22
Minhas, Pardip 03:57:30
Adams, Elizabeth 04:00:57
Burton, Yvette 04:02:28
Szczech, Bernard 04:02:50
Maryniak, Marcin 04:11:36
Lang, Paul 04:15:02
Baker, Jennifer 04:19:58
Lewis, Holly 04:20:31
O'Hare, Christina 04:26:44
Chybowski, Stefan 04:33:35
McClements, Rachel 04:34:06
Mirza, Naveed 04:38:48
Fernandes, Kim 04:42:53
Duff, Angela 04:46:31
Hart, Suzy 04:46:43
Wiggins, Pamela 04:54:15
Burton, Faye 04:59:25
Panton, Nigel 05:03:09
Cann, Laura 05:11:55
Thakker, Jesal 05:12:30
Bennett, Steph 05:18:49
Mulrenan, Catherine 05:22:45
Mizzi, Peter 5:27:20
Moran, Carol 5:45:04
Müller-Choudhury, Tasnia Taniqua 6:06:01

Notice of 2017 Club AGM

The Ealing Eagles AGM will be taking place on Tuesday 25th April at 7:30pm in The New Inn, 62 St Mary's Road. Ealing W5 5EX.

There will be a review of the 2016-17 year by the committee and an update on a potential Eagles base from the sub-committee. 

The committee are proposing some slight amendments to the constitution. In summary these are:

Increase the size of the committee from 7 to 9 members, with the addition of a juniors officer and a community liaison officer.
Allow the committee to grant 'life membership' to those who have made a significant personal contribution to the club.
A revision of the disciplinary and appeals section.
Election of the committee for 2017-18 will take place and there will also be an opportunity for questions and answers with the committee.

A copy of the proposed constitution is attached here, with additions to a constitution in blue text and items to be removed in struck through, red text, for you to review.

Can we ask that we do not have a public debate on Facebook prior to the AGM and if you do have any queries, please to e-mail chair@ealingeagles.com.

The majority of the existing committee are planning on standing for the 2017-18 year but this does not preclude people nominating themselves for positions. One committee role we will need to fill is that of social officer. If you would be interested in stand for this, or any other role on the committee, please e-mail info@ealingeagles.com.

We are also looking to have ‘deputies’ to take some of the weight off the committee members so if you be interested in filling any of these roles, again, please e-mail info@ealingeagles.com.

Ealing Eagles 10k

Unfortunately due to the works taking place in Gunnersbury Park, the Eagles 10km will not be taking place in May 2017.

We are hoping that we will be able to stage an alternative event towards the end of the year but this is entirely dependant on the schedule of future works in the park, which is yet to be completely determined.

The club appreciates how well received the 10k has been in previous years and we are looking forward to holding it in the not too distant future, and we would like to thank the 10k organising committee who have been working very hard on the event to date. 


Ealing Eagles Cross Country Success

The final fixture of the cross country season saw the Ealing Eagles collect individual and team silver medals at the Middlesex County Veterans’ Championships in Greenford on Sunday.  Hannah Copeland was second place in the Ladies’ V35 category and was joined by Louise Plank and Mirka Miturova to win the team silver medals in the same age category.

These prizes follow on the heels of the successes in the Metropolitan and Sunday Cross Country Leagues, which are held over a number of fixtures against clubs from across London, Middlesex, Essex and Hertfordshire. 

The Eagles Ladies were victorious in the Sunday Cross Country League, winning both the A and B teams competitions and finishing runners up in the veterans competition. The team saw strong performances over the course of the season from Jennifer Watt, runner up in in V45 age category, Ellen Easten, third place in the V35 age category and Melissah Gibson and Sarah Bailey, who both posted top three race finishes. 

In the Met League, the Eagles Men’s team won Division Three and Veteran Men’s team, those aged 40+, won promotion after finishing runners up in Division Three.  There were strong performances throughout the season from Jose Manuel Pabon and John Foxall.  Men’s Team Captain Kieran Santry said “We are delighted that both Men’s teams have been promoted.  The Ladies’ team set the standard by winning promotion last year and it’s great to see the Men’s teams matching their achievements.”

The Ladies’ team performed well in the Metropolitan League, finishing 6th in Division Two, whilst the Ladies Veterans’ team, those aged 35+, won Division Three.  Marion Bolster, Sarah Mackenzie and Sue Park were consistent scorers for the team throughout the season. Ladies’ Team Captain Mackenzie said “The Eagles Ladies have had another great cross country season.  We have established ourselves in Division Two and our ladies vets team have won their division. As captain, I have found it really encouraging to see our regular cross country stalwarts joined this season by a number of runners trying cross country for the first time since school and loving it as much as the rest of us do.”