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*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 333 2 July 2010 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Successful Ranelagh Richmond 10km - individual winners Paul Martelletti and Samantha Amend * Phil Killingley, Sam Perkins and Peter Haarer win the team prizes * Phil, Sam and Nathan Mills win county championship silvers * Peter Haarer is first veteran, Liz Kipling is second woman * Liz Kipling, Marie Synnott-Wells and Sally Dell are third women's team but win Surrey silvers * Liz Kipling wins South of England 3000m silver medal * Marie Synnott-Wells and Sandra Prosser 1st and 2nd in Ham Riverside Trail Run * Sandra Prosser is first woman in MABAC League * Relay teams in the Park and on the South Downs * Vets prizes for Clive Beauvais and Andy Bickerstaff * Duncan Mallison wins Bedfont Lakes parkrun points competition * parkrun placings for Peter Weir, Michelle Davies, Wiebke Kortum, Jerym Brunton, Lee Coole and Sonia Rowland SEE HERE ******** CHRIS BRASHER PONDS RUN Tuesday 6th July in Richmond Park You optionally get a break from normal Tuesday night training for our annual tribute to the late Chris Brasher, London Marathon founder, who was for many years an enthusiastic club member. We'll divide into groups and try to visit all - or as many as we can - of the twenty ponds to be found in Richmond Park. This was a favourite run of Chris's. Details, including a suggested route and some historical info about the ponds, are on our website here:. COAD CUP 5 miles handicap Tuesday 13th July in Richmond Park Our summer evening 5 miles handicap in the Park starts at 7.15pm on Tuesday 13th. All members are welcome, register on the night at the clubhouse. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday 13th July in the clubhouse Our AGM will commence as soon as possible after everyone returns from the Coad Cup race. All members are welcome to attend. The formal AGM notice and agenda will be sent out in the next few days. ROAD GRAND PRIX After a bit of a breathing space we now have the next three Grand Prix events coming up in quick succession. First, the Elmore 7 miles is on Saturday 17th July starting at 2pm. It's a pleasant course on country roads and is held as part of the Chipstead Flower Show. On Sunday 25th July at 9am we have the Elmbridge 10km at Walton - a flat course, half road, half towpath. Then on Friday 30th July at 7.30pm comes the ever-popular Wedding Day 7km in the familiar surroundings of Bushy Park. Entry for this one usually closes well before the date, so get your entry in early to avoid disappointment. Elmore and Elmbridge also feature in the Surrey Road League:. Current GP leaders after six events are Trevor Maguire (open and over 40), Howard Gleave (over 50), Liz Kipling (women), Lynne Barber (over 40) and Michele Gibson (over 50). 115 members have completed at least one of the races so far. Full details can be found on our website here:. RICHMOND PARK TRAIL RUN SLOW - South London Orienteers - will be running the last of this summer's Trail Runs from our clubhouse on Tuesday 10th August. These events are somewhere between a cross-country race and an orienteering event. You run with a map round a series of control points but navigation is generally not too difficult. More details to follow. BUILDING FUND DRAW Mike White writes: "I am now running the Building Fund Draw, having taken over from Peter Trainor. It's 10 per year and new members are always welcome. If you'd like to join or if you are already a member but haven't yet paid for this year, please send your cheque (payable to Ranelagh Harriers Building Fund) to me at: 687 Hanworth Road Hounslow Middx TW4 5PS My mobile is 07957280577. I am usually at the club on a Tuesday with the Ham & Cheese group." FREE WORKSHPS AT ST MARY'S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Sarah Cheshire at St Mary's writes: "We have put together an exciting programme of free Running Workshops and would be delighted if members of your running club would like to attend. Topics to be covered over the series of workshops are: 1. July 7th Injury Prevention for Runners 2. August 4th Strength & Conditioning for Runners 3. September 1st Science of Running (Physiology, Biomechanics, Psychology) 4. October 6th Nutrition for Runners Further information can be found on our website at www.smuc.ac.uk/c-shem. Attendance will be on a first come first serve basis so please book early to avoid disappointment. To register, members should send an email to cshem@smuc.ac.uk with their name and telephone number and which workshops they would like to attend. We would be very grateful if you could leave it no later than two days before a specific workshop to register. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 mailto ( mdsnaith5@hotmail.com ) or Marie Synnott-Wells (07956 431319 (After 5pm Weekdays) / mailto nandmwells@aol.com ) Tuesday 13th July Coad Cup 5 miles handicap in Richmond Park. All members welcome, 7.15pm start. Followed by club AGM in the clubhouse. Details: Saturday 17th July Elmore 7 miles. 2pm start. Details:. Sunday 25th July Elmbridge 10km. 9am start. Details:. Friday 30th July Wedding Day 7km. 7.30pm start in Bushy Park. Details:. parkruns every Saturday at 9am Bushy Park Diana Fountain car park Richmond Park Richmond Gate Wimbledon Common Windmill car park Banstead Woods Car park off B2219 Park Lane, Chipstead Bedfont Lakes Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Ashford, Middlesex Kingston The Hawker Centre Other venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.com WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** RANELAGH RICHMOND 10km including Surrey Championships Sunday 20th June at Ham New management. New date. New name. New headquarters. New course. There really wasn't much left of the old Dysart Dash but I'm pleased to say that the club is now the proud parent of a healthy new baby. The Ranelagh Richmond 10km attracted well over 600 entries, of whom 516 finished, and the consensus of opinion seems to be that it's an excellent course with lots of PB potential. New race director Niall O'Connor devised the new route, superficially similar to the old one but by-passing the rough stretch of tow-path between Ham Street and Teddington Lock. The race HQ is now at the Kew football club, which - despite its name - is situated adjacent to the old race finish at the end of Riverside Drive. The big open grassy area there now serves as both the start and finish. Even the weather gods were with us, it seems. The race took place a week earlier than the traditional date and we were blessed with a cool, overcast morning (in contrast to the usual high temperatures a week later!). There was a very strong entry too, and the combination of classy runners, benevolent conditions and a fast course guaranteed a high-quality race. A group of four runners broke away from the rest of the field soon after the start, but it was good to see three Ranelagh vests prominent in the chasing group. These were Phil Killingley, Sam Perkins - in his first race after some nine months out with injury - and the evergreen Peter Haarer. The leaders pressed on at an impressive pace and on the second circuit Kiwi Paul Martelletti - runner-up in our Half Marathon last year - changed gear to build up a lead of some 200 metres. Despite a buffeting headwind on the return down Riverside Drive he did not falter and crossed the line in 30.33, a very worthy inaugural course record, albeit 44 seconds slower than the best time recorded on the old course. John Hutchins of Basingstoke and Steven Way of Bournemouth filled the minor places, but with the top three all ineligible for the Surrey county championship the gold medal went to fourth placed Nick Torry of Serpentine. The domestic battle was won by Phil who was within a few seconds of his personal best with 32.13 for 6th place. Sam was ten seconds behind in 8th place. Peter had to let the others go on the second lap but held on well for 11th in 32.47, winning the first veteran's prize by almost a minute and a half. Phil and Sam received the silver and bronze county medals, though the 5th placed finisher, who was not listed as entering the county championship, subsequently claimed eligibility. Phil, Sam and Peter won the first team prizes but as Peter is not a Surrey runner the county championship team was the other two plus Nathan Mills who ran a PB of 35.23 in 40th place. They took the silver medals. Paul Doyle was our next finisher, followed by Howard Gleave who took 3rd place in the over 50 section behind two SLH runners. Trevor Maguire - another PB setter - was the next Ranelagh home, just ahead of the leading woman Samantha Amend of Belgrave. Liz Kipling led for the first half of the race but could not hold on to Amend on the second circuit and finished almost half a minute down in second place. Nevertheless, Liz was pleased to duck inside 37 minutes, taking a healthy chunk off her previous fastest time. She also took second place in the county championship. Marie Synnott-Wells finished 12th in the women's race and was beaten by a few seconds in the over 45 category by dark horse Deborah Steer of St Albans. Sally Dell was our third woman home and combined with Liz and Marie to take the county championship silver medals. There were 58 Ranelagh finishers in all, an excellent turn-out. Thanks go to all those who helped in any capacity. Niall writes: "I hope you've all recovered from your exertions. The good news is that the race passed without major incident. A lady living close to the finish did grumble but, luckily, there was a spare bottle of wine! Looking at the finishing numbers since 2000, this field of 516 was the largest we've hosted (I haven't looked pre-internet). We can be content that we managed such numbers, on a new course. Thank you all for your help yesterday. I know only a fraction of what you contributed, but am extremely appreciative of all. In order to build on this year's success I'd like to hear any suggestions you might have, or criticisms, of the event. I'm interested to know whether you think the course could hold more runners, or of any specific issues. We were frantically unpacking bananas, Mars bars and mugs when the winner went past - he wasn't the only one facing a sprint finish! Marshals, I'm keen to know what you thought of the information and positional/ course photos I emailed. Were they helpful or unnecessary? As some of you noticed things have changed on the course since I took the photos - including a whole (traffic) island. I have a few ideas for next year, and have already collated suggestions, so do let me know your thoughts, if you haven't already. The feedback I've received from the runners was very good, a few emails commented on the standard of marshalling - even the frontrunner who ignored the marshal and ran an extra 60m agreed that it was his fault!" The race was followed by a well-attended barbecue back at our clubhouse. As ever this was well organised by Michele Gibson and chief barbecuer Andy Hayward, who even managed to arrange for the sun to appear. Thanks too to Mike White for the beer. PARKLAND RELAY Wednesday 2nd June in Richmond Park Andy Bickerstaff reports: "Rather nice weather saw a bumper turnout at the TH&H Parkland relay but unfortunately Ranelagh could only muster three runners despite quite a number of possible runners at the clubhouse opting for a supporting role or jogging round the park. All injured, ill or just unfit. Alyn was all prepared to do a double shift when we managed to recruit a HHH, Tom Conlon. 'Result' I thought since he was a steeplechase prodigy in his early years and winner of the Surrey League (once just pipping our own Kevin Jacques into second). However he was a year older than me and had had a 15 year break from running as the results attest. Nevertheless we were grateful to him for stepping in and allowing our Z team (it amused me at the time....) to finish a creditable 11th. Great runs from Alyn and Trevor over a pretty tough but dry course which I measured at a whisker under 5k (3.06 Miles)." 1 Thames H&H 65.07 11 Ranelagh 72.48 Alyn Morgan 17.14 Trevor Maguire 17.56 Andy Bickerstaff 18.23 Tom Conlon 19.15 SOUTH DOWNS WAY RELAY Saturday 5th June Beachy Head to Winchester Andy Bickerstaff reports: "Summer relay season continued with the South Downs Way Relay....hillier than Green Belt...only one day and a baton to actually pass. The 57 teams start in waves of 5 to 10 at half hour intervals which has the effect that navigation tends to be paramount as there tends to be a lot of solo running in this format. Each runner runs three legs of 4-8 miles in length so pacing is important as we shall see. We had an experienced SDW Relay team aside from Gareth who is a very experienced navigator....what could go wrong?......could we avoid the trials, tribulations and disasters which have happened every year since the bronze medal winning team of 2005? The day started bright and early with lovely sunny weather at Beachy Head at 8:30 am. 'There will be casualties in this hot weather' the ever cheerful organiser intoned during the briefing and off they went with Niall cruising along in the leading group but with the knowledge that some four faster seeded teams would be started off at 9am. The first six legs passed uneventfully with everyone running solidly and Howard having a stormer. The second runs were proceeding nicely if unspectacularly when I found myself waiting at the start of leg 12 and waiting, and waiting.....'OK who's going to find him'....hang on.... who's that coming down the road rather than the path...a tired Howard! The curse had struck again. The final round of legs found a tired and slightly dispirited Ranelagh team going through the motions but at least finishing as 7th senior team. Hey roll on next year when rumour has it Marie will assemble a ladies team to show us how it's done! A cracking event, great fun, team spirit, views and lovely weather." 1 Brighton & Hove 10:42.30 12 Ranelagh 11:57.42 57 team started Leg 1 Niall O'Connor 28:10 8th Fastest Leg 2 Gareth Craft 42:27 5th Leg 3 Iain Wilson 29:42 9th Leg 4 Chris Owens 50:21 9th Leg 5 Howard Gleave 36:03 4th Leg 6 Andy Bickerstaff 33:23 5th Leg 7 Gareth Craft 35:27 9th Leg 8 Iain Wilson 52:15 16th Leg 9 Chris Owens ??? Leg 10 Niall O'Connor 23:47 8th Leg 11 Howard Gleave 57:54 56th Leg 12 Andy Bickerstaff 35:26 5th Leg 13 Gareth Craft 53:51 14th Leg 14 Niall O'Connor 29:55 17th Leg 15 Andy Bickerstaff 42:41 11th Leg 16 Howard Gleave 28:42 18th Leg 17 Iain Wilson 70:10 24th Leg 18 Chris Owens 37:13 8th MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles Sunday 9th May at Peaslake Sandra Prosser was the leading woman. 1 T Mendum (Cranleigh) 27.20 25 Sandra Prosser 35.22 46 James Barber 37.27 93 Lynne Barber 48.08 NEEDLES HALF MARATHON Sunday 30th May on the Isle of Wight Clive Beauvais was pleased with his run as the leading over 60 in the off-road event, finishing 17 minutes ahead of the next man in his age group. 1 P Cameron (IoW) 1:22.44 22 Clive Beauvais 1:39.02 LINDFIELD VILLAGE RUN 10.5km Monday 31st May at Haywards Heath 1 T Gedin (Arena 80) 41.15 63 Steve Rowland 52.36 134 Sonia Rowland 58.52 164 Pete Warren 61.28 SHORT DUDDON VALLEY FELL RACE 11 miles Saturday 5th June at Seathwaite Andrew Brown writes: "Perfect weather again for this rugged 11 miler (3,000+ft ascent and descent) in an idyllic location, starting and finishing behind the Newfield Inn - would Ranelagh had such a neighbour! 44secs slower in spite of 12 months aging and no mountain training (having lost toenail on Green Belt Relay). Inov-8 flyroc 310s helped." 1 J Luxmoore (Keswick) 1:36.53 21 Andrew Brown 2:16.05 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 5th June Third place for Peter Weir. 1 M Robinson (Mts Bay) 17.26 3 Peter Weir 18.27 29 Eric Plue 21.03 31 Sally Dell 21.07 43 Alexander Fordham 22.06 46 Alan Davidson 22.12 106 Danny Hobbs 26.37 117 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 27.14 122 Rob Kitchen 27.36 145 Val Lowman 29.57 147 Christine Goodsell 30.12 155 Annemarie Goodridge 31.05 158 Peter Lowman 31.18 166 Bronwen Northmore 32.13 177 Pat Hewlett 34.36 180 Philippa Shaw 41.28 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 5th June 1 W Cockerell (Bels) 16.21 41 David Rowe 19.54 79 Grant Hibbert 20.53 83 Simon Rothwell 20.58 256 Chris Wright 24.28 356 Holly Wilson 26.31 400 Emily Harriman 27.18 401 Kirsty Bangham 27.20 404 Gill Wilson 27.23 551 Teresa Segovia 30.45 572 Wally Garrod 31.14 576 John Hanscomb 31.21 643 Sharon Rowe 34.45 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 5th June Michelle Davies was the first woman to finish this week. Meanwhile this, from Duncan Mallison, comes from the parkrun newsletter: "I casually turned up to the Ranelagh track training session last Thursday evening and was met by a certain Heather Martingell, carrying some surprise gifts. First up was a 100 club t-shirt and jacket, which I will proudly wear. However this was followed by a presentation of a trophy for winning the Bedfont Lakes Points Competition. This is the first time in my life I have won anything for running (or any sport for that matter) and although slightly embarrassed I also allowed myself to feel a little proud. Although I woke up on Saturday with a bit of a hangover after a Friday night of slight excess, the thought of pulling on my 100 t-shirt for the first time motivated me to get out of bed and down to Bedfont last weekend. Many thanks for all of this but really I think Heather deserves a special mention (this is my revenge for her embarrassing me last Thursday) - she has done a fantastic job in turning Bedfont Lakes into, in my opinion, the best parkrun event! Without the likes of Heather, who gives up a huge amount of time to organise Bedfont, there would be no 100 t-shirts or trophies to be won. Great work Heather!" 1 M Boucher (AFD) 18.53 10 Michelle Davies 22.32 22 Duncan Mallison 23.36 27 Sharon Dooley 24.17 28 Lee Davies 24.19 33 Heather Martingell 24.49 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 5th June Wiebke Kortum scored her first parkrun win. 1 S Darby (unatt) 18.52 5 Chris Read 20.25 8 Chris Camacho 21.00 14 Wiebke Kortum 22.51 27 Hannah Doyle 28.36 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 5th June 1 A Lister (unatt) 17.06 90 Peter Fordham 23.40 FRIMLEY LODGE parkrun 5km Saturday 5th June 1 S Mitchell (Fleet) 17.45 10 Darren Wood 19.29 HACKNEY MARSHES parkrun 5km Saturday 5th June 1 H Harste (unatt) 16.46 13 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 23.05 MILTON KEYNES parkrun 5km Saturday 5th June 1 S Green (unatt) 18.41 57 Lynne Barber 27.21 KINGSTON 10km Sunday 6th June 1 F Thompson (AFD) 31.51 16 Ian Kenton 39.52 263 John Hanscomb 69.07 TOUR OF EPSOM Monday 7th June to Friday 11th June Geraldine Conneely was our only finisher in all five races. 7th June at Horton Country Park 1 A Penfold (Sutt & D) 18.04 122 Geraldine Conneely 35.49 8th June at Nonsuch Park 1 D Freeman (Tad) 20.35 25 Clive Beauvais 24.51 127 Geraldine Conneely 38.01 9th June at Hogsnill Open Space 1 D Freeman (Tad) 21.09 72 Geraldine Conneely 30.59 10th June Time Trial at Epsom Downs 1 A Penfold (Sutt & D) 18.07 121 Geraldine Conneely 36.07 11th June Handicap at NESCOT 1 A Penfold (Sutt & D) 19.19 110 Geraldine Conneely 39.50 Overall 1 D Freeman (Tad) 1:37.32 72 Geraldine Conneely 3:00.46 SOUTH OF ENGLAND TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 12th / Sunday 13th June at Crystal Palace There's still no holding Liz Kipling. Representing Richmond St Mary's, Liz warmed up with 10th place in the 1500m (4:40.04) on Saturday before winning a great silver medal in the 3000m on Sunday. Finishing just a few seconds behind the winner Clare Elms, Liz ran a huge personal best of 10:04.27. Staying with the track, there was a 3000m pb too for Estelle Damant in the annual Loughborough Students v Combined Services v Achilles fixture on 10th June. Estelle finished an isolated 2nd in 10:16.74. RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 12th June Lee Coole was second woman to finish. 1 S Mitchell (West 4) 17.55 6 Jerym Brunton 18.59 7 Bill Neely 19.09 20 Chris Read 20.28 29 Eric Plue 20.56 34 Lee Coole 21.14 52 Kathy Mallett 22.29 62 Richard Goddard-Jones 23.07 108 Sally Bamford 27.28 115 Sue Camp 27.52 138 Annemarie Goodridge 30.47 158 Beverley Ali 35.16 159 Pat Hewlett 35.28 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 12th June 1 H Springall (T Turbo) 16.05 52 Simon Collingridge 19.44 89 Adam Wright 20.54 90 Simon Rothwell 20.54 116 David Ready 21.25 334 Danny Hobbs 25.09 392 Gill Wilson 26.11 494 Teresa Segovia 28.46 510 Wally Garrod 29.09 588 Jose Scheuer 31.30 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 12th June Michelle Davies was third woman. 1 Unknown 17.54 24 Michelle Davies 22.28 64 Lynne Barber 27.13 78 Christine Goodsell 29.25 85 Deirdre Inman 30.51 98 Penny Merrett 34.11 99 Cindy Croucher 34.12 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 12th June 1 S McDermott (Raheny) 19.08 4 Chris Camacho 20.33 12 Rob Kitchen 23.21 14 Philippa Shaw 24.35 20 Julie Naismith 26.08 CRYSTAL PALACE parkrun 5km Saturday 12th June 1 C Lound (Dulwich R) 18.32 29 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 23.38 30 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 23.45 ELTHAM PARK 5 miles Sunday 13th June Alan Davidson reports: "Bright and breezy, a two lap mixture of gently undulating dry fields and woodlands with brief stretches of tarmac paths." 1 A Frith (Blackheath) 28.23 88 Alan Davidson 37.57 198 Wally Garrod 47.59 WOMEN'S BEGINNERS COURSE Tuesday 15th June Deborah Blakemore writes: "Although numbers were down on previous years, the enthusiasm and commitment of the beginners on our annual Women's Running Course was as high as ever. The eight week course finished this week with our traditional 5k around Sidmouth Wood. I would like to thank Penny and Julie for their support and commitment over the last eight weeks, Alan and Robin for their timekeeping last night and all the members of Ranelagh who came to support our race. 1 Helena Hanratty 30.05 2 Elizabeth Coles 31.48 3 Catherine Olsen 35.25 4 Kirsty Wapshott 39.05 5 Sam Smith 39.05 BRACKNELL FOREST 5 miles Wednesday 16th June 1 G Robinson (Sand J) 27.33 118 Steve Rowland 38.03 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 19th June First and second for Peter Weir and Jerym Brunton. 1 Peter Weir 18.14 2 Jerym Brunton 18.25 34 Andrew Brown 22.16 37 Sandra Prosser 22.22 39 Alan Davidson 22.24 43 Karen Weir 22.46 105 Rob Kitchen 27.58 108 Tony Clark 28.16 109 Sue Camp 28.18 138 Bronwen Northmore 31.17 148 Stacey Barber 35.17 149 Lynne Barber 35.18 153 Jar O'Brien 36.36 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 19th June 1 C Graham (Serp) 17.29 4 Duncan Mallison 18.46 20 Mike White 23.08 45 Christine Goodsell 28.42 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 19th June 1 Unknown 16.15 34 Luke Wilson 19.57 306 Gill Wilson 26.04 470 Jose Scheuer 31.19 FRIMLEY LODGE parkrun 5km Saturday 19th June 1 I Carley (Farnham) 17.47 19 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 22.22 34 Kirsty Bangham 24.23 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 19th June 1 J Desmond (Strag) 18.58 5 Chris Camacho 20.26 BLACK PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 19th June 1 G Woollett (Gade V) 17.46 56 Heather Martingell 25.20 WEST HIGHLAND WAY 95 miles Saturday 19th June Milngavie to Fort William Iain Wilson reports: "Well, I finished - and I have the goblet, but I had a really tough day. I didn't expect it to be easy, and I had a plan, but somewhere between mile 40 and 50 my plan ran away from me, over the hills and out of sight, leaving me just a shadow on the trail. From there on I just had to slug it out to the end: 27 hours. Without my support team, I'd probably not have got there. I reckoned I had the perfect build up in the final 4-5 weeks, the perfect build-up for younger legs, that is. In reality, I probably drained all energy through the various recces and relays. I clearly need to allow longer recovery time for 54 year old legs. Hindsight is great isn't it? I'm dead chuffed with my finish, though. And it's a super event." 1 R Cunningham (Carn) 16:36.04 80 Iain Wilson 27:04.45 MIDSUMMER MUNRO HALF MARATHON Saturday 19th June at Dorking This comes from the event website: "In near-perfect cool and sunny conditions, 256 brave souls lined up at the bottom of the Burfoot Slope on Box Hill, for the 7th running of Britain's hardest half marathon, the Midsummer Munro. Following a rousing rendition of the National Anthem, the runners headed off uphill for the first of 10 ascents of Box Hill and the surrounding hills interspersed with 10 equally-demanding descents into the valleys. Total height of ascent is 3000 feet, and total 'depth' of descent is another 3000 feet, equivalent to running up and down one of Scotland's Munros (from sea level)." 1 E O'Gorman (Chilt) 1:41.30 72 Simon Burrell 2:16.57 HAM RIVERSIDE TRAIL CHALLENGE Tuesday 22nd June Marie Synnott-Wells was very pleased with her run, not only entirely failing to get lost but also finishing within a minute of overall second place. She was the leading woman with Sandra Prosser runner-up. Andy Bickerstaff was third vet. 8.5km 1 E Catmur (TH&H) 40.37 6 Marie Synnott-Wells 45.15 10 Andy Bickerstaff 46.56 17 Sandra Prosser 51.00 5.6km 1 S Greenwood (Saxon) 34.42 12 David Meaden 57.25 13 Sue Ashley 57.26 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 25th June in Hyde Park 1 O Edwards (Shaft B) 16.00 98 Alan Davidson 21.54 205 John Hanscomb 32.41 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 26th June 1 J Killip (SMR) 16.31 52 Dan Wilson 20.04 54 Paul Rider 20.12 150 Adam Wright 22.38 247 Anna-Maria Plaza 24.15 293 Holly Wilson 25.02 299 Roger Wilson 25.08 325 Gill Wilson 25.45 349 Kirsty Bangham 26.10 382 Wally Garrod 26.54 467 Teresa Segovia 28.59 503 Peter Lowman 29.45 506 Val Lowman 29.54 559 John Hanscomb 31.42 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 26th June Peter Weir was faster than when winning last week but had to settle for second place. 1 G Brook (Strag) 17.35 2 Peter Weir 18.06 6 Trevor Maguire 18.33 7 Jerym Brunton 18.48 27 John Ricketts 21.01 29 Eric Plue 21.03 46 Alan Davidson 22.14 51 Karen Weir 22.26 52 Andrew Brown 22.27 59 Wiebke Kortum 23.06 60 Tony Appleby 23.10 72 Alison Dicks 23.59 79 Aiah Songu-Mbriwa 24.33 81 Jar O'Brien 24.34 103 Philippa Shaw 26.07 106 Rob Kitchen 26.35 117 Sue Camp 27.47 145 Tony Clark 31.05 156 Penny Merrett 33.33 162 Stacey Barber 37.15 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 26th June 1 B Unsworth (T Turbo) 17.51 15 Lee Davies 22.08 66 Deirdre Inman 32.50 72 Cindy Croucher 34.14 74 Tanya Allen 34.53 EASTLEIGH parkrun 5km Saturday 26th June 1 W Ewens (Stubb) 16.48 34 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 22.25 43 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 24.00 FRIMLEY LODGE parkrun 5km Saturday 26th June Sonia Rowland was third woman home. 1 R Brookling (unatt) 16.54 24 Steve Rowland 22.12 32 Sonia Rowland 23.10 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 26th June 1 R Ward (Belgrave) 16.52 20 Mary Hickson 28.22 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 26th June 1 W Cockerell (Bel) 16.52 16 Ted Mockett 19.09 HAMMERSMITH RIVERSIDE 3.3 miles handicap Tuesday 29th June 1 D Cox (WG&EL) 18.17 6 Alan Davidson 23.07 FINALLY... "When I am running my mind empties itself. Everything I think while running is subordinate to the process. The thoughts that impose themselves on me while running are like light gusts of wind - they appear all of a sudden, disappear again and change nothing." Haruki Murakami, Japanese author of "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running"