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*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 336 31 August 2010 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ralph Street wins Richmond Park Trail Challenge * Iona Robertson and Marie Synnott-Wells second and third in women's race * Jo Sinton-Hewitt, Kirsty Ivison and Dee Mondair win Ratchford Relay * More track PBs for Liz Kipling * parkrun placings for Sean Paynter, David Rowe, Wiebke Kortum, David Bell and Sharon Dooley * Club photo and Thomas Cup handicap in Richmond Park this Saturday afternoon * Alan Lovett obituary SEE HERE ******** OPENING RUN and THOMAS CUP HANDICAP The Opening Run of our 130th season takes place on Saturday 4th September with the traditional Thomas Cup handicap race over 3.8 miles in Richmond Park, preceded by the annual club photograph. All paid-up members will be welcome, the more the merrier. Details:. FIXTURE LIST The fixture list for 2010 - 2011 is now available on our website here:. It shows all the winter cross-country fixtures plus a few events later in 2011. You can download a pdf version for printing. Also available is a version which you can import into your calendar / iphone / blackberry etc. For this, please contact Fixtures Sec Heather Martingell at heathermartingell@hotmail.co.uk. SLOW TRAIL CHALLENGE HALF MARATHON The last of South London Orienteers' Trail Challenge races is on Sunday 5th September from the Hawker Centre in Ham. The main event is a Half Marathon (10.30am start) but there is also a 12km at 11am, a 6km at 11.15am and a junior 2km at 10.45am. The course is predominantly in Richmond Park. Details:. MOB MATCHES Niall O'Connor writes: "It is a bit early to focus on the mob matches (the ground isn't even muddy yet!), but put the dates in your diaries: Oct 23rd Home v South London Harriers. Doubles as our club champs. They won here two years ago, we can't let it happen again. Let's get the numbers out and get off to a good start Nov 20th Home v Thames Hares and Hounds. After our first win in 20 years at Wimbledon last year, making it two consecutive losses for them, Thames will be seeking revenge. Dec 11th Away v Orion Harriers. Scenic & tough. Good marathon training. Feb 26th Away v Blackheath & Bromley Harriers. The big one. We haven't beaten them at Hayes since 1971 and they will be expecting a big turnout from us. Every man, woman and Harrier that can run, hobble and limp is required for this race. Alan Hedger - dig out your tracksters! If you're new to the club and unsure what a 'mob match' is, keep an eye on future newsletters for details." CLUB KIT Lorna Smith writes: "Deborah Blakemore and I will be available for kit sales in the club house before and after the opening photo and run on 4th September if anyone would like to take the opportunity to stock up on their winter running kit. We have club vests for 15, short sleeve blue technical tees for 18, fluorescent long sleeve technical tees (good for improving visibility in the dark), or blue long sleeve technical tees for 21, and blue fleeces for 28. We can take cash or cheques payable to Ranelagh Harriers. We are also usually around on Tuesday evenings before training for sales. New members don't be shy - if you wear club colours we'll know who you are and you'll get lots more support in those tough races!" VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Rik Mellor of the School of Human Sciences at St. Mary's College writes: "I'm keen to recruit runners as subjects for scientific research in the area of running mechanics, footwear and injury. Ideally subjects must run a minimum 20 miles per week, have no musculoskeletal injury in the last 6 months and have no experience of barefoot running or footwear of that nature. I am involved in several studies that require subjects who run regularly to come to the College campus in Twickenham for testing; we also have several other services that may be of interest to local runners, including some further volunteering, some free workshops and lectures as part of the Centre for Sport Health & Exercise Medicine (CSHEM) and the Centre for Health and Applied Sport Science (CHASES). In reward for their time all subjects can expect to gain information about themselves and their running, relating to whichever aspect of the testing that they are being recruited for. The current area I am looking to recruit for is: - Differences in running when wearing normal running shoes versus some current minimalistic 'barefoot' shoes (electrical activity of muscles, joint angles recorded). Do the muscles in your legs behave differently when you change footwear types? All testing is cleared via St Mary's University College ethics committee and all data remains fully confidential. For further information or to volunteer please either email or phone, details below. Rik Mellor Phone: 020 8240 4292 E-mail: mellorw@smuc.ac.uk." JUNGLE MARATHON Mike Rowland writes: "Vikki Rowland, my daughter and our new President's niece, ran in the Helsinki Marathon on 14th August. Until she started training for the race about three months ago, she hadn't run since winning a 200 metres when she was a 10 year old schoolgirl. So a time of 4:22 on a minimum of training was impressive indeed. Well, I'm proud of her even though she's now relegated your handicapper to fourth place in the Rowland clan running ability ranking list! She told me she could have run faster because she was waiting for her partner, Rob Beacroft. Rob was running with a 6kg pack on his back. Why? I'll tell you. He'll have to carry an even heavier pack than that in October and he wanted to get used to the feel of the weight on his back. He's in training for what must be one of the most difficult and dangerous endurance races in the world. It's the Jungle Marathon, an extraordinary event run over six days in what amounts to five marathons. And it's not on nice, easy tarmac roads but through the thickest jungle and swamps of the Amazon rain forest with all sorts of nasties waiting to make life difficult for you. Rob told me that runners are advised that, should they be bitten by a snake, they should try and cut the serpent's head off so that the medical team will know what venom they are dealing with. And I thought the Orion mob match in Epping Forest was tough! Rob is joining some friends from the Coldstream Guards who are running in memory of their colleague Dougie Dalzell who lost his life in Afghanistan on 18 February 2010, his 27th birthday. He was a great friend of Rob's from their university days. They are all running for the Coldstream Guards Charitable Fund which helps those injured in conflicts like the Afghanistan war. It seems like every day that we hear of servicemen who have died in that seemingly endless war but we hear less of those who have lost arms or legs or heaven knows what else. Please would you support my daughter's partner in his quest to tackle this monstrous event. You can donate on www.justgiving.com/myjunglemarathon. Many thanks for reading all this." CONGRATULATIONS... ...to Bonnie and Alyn Morgan on the birth of Charlie on 28th July. ALAN LOVETT We were sorry to learn of the death last month of Alan Lovett. He was 89 and had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for more than a decade. As a young man, Alan had been a top-flight racing cyclist and he maintained a close interest in the sport throughout his active life. His involvement with athletics began much later. In the early 1970s Bernie Wilkins, a member of Sparkhill Harriers in Birmingham, moved to London and took lodgings at Alan's house. Bernie joined Ranelagh and in 1975 Alan followed suit, despite being already in his mid-50s. He quickly became closely involved with the club and within two or three years he had taken on the post of Assistant Secretary and was acting as our chief timekeeper. At this time Ranelagh did not organise an open road race. One or two suggestions had been put forward but it was Alan who seized the initiative, devising a course at Effingham close to where he had moved after retiring from his architectural practice. The original idea had been for a 10 miles race, the most popular distance at that time, but the course that presented itself was more easily adaptable to the half marathon distance. Thus on 28th June 1980 the inaugural Ranelagh Half Marathon took place. Only 170 finished - though this wasn't a bad number in the pre-running boom days. The quality was high, with victory going to Aldershot's Bernie Ford in 64.05. The event took its place on the running calendar, one of only a handful of races being organised at that time over the half marathon distance, and Alan remained at the helm for several years. Alan also became a founder member of Chessington and Bookham Runners, which later became Mole Valley Runners and later still amalgamated with Dorking St Pauls to become the strong Dorking & Mole Valley club. Alan maintained his links with Ranelagh and in 1982 won the Thomas Cup handicap. He also discovered long-hidden talents in track and field. In his early 60s he became a multi-eventer, winning titles at national level in both pentathlon and decathlon as well as in individual sprints and jumps. He claimed several British age group records and the over 70s pentathlon record he set in 1991 stood unbeaten until 2005. Our condolences go to Alan's wife Ann and family. 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 ) Saturday 4th September Thomas Cup 3.8 miles handicap at 3pm preceded by our annual club photograph. Details:. Sunday 5th September SLOW Trail Challenge Half Marathon/12km/6km/2km in Richmond Park (from the Hawker Centre). See above. Saturday 11th September Surrey Road Relay Championships at Wimbledon Park. 12 noon start. Sunday 12th September MABAC League 5 miles at Lightwater Country Park. 11am start. Entry free, register on the day. Details:. Sunday 12th September Harry Hawkes 8 miles at Thames Ditton. 10am start. Details:. Saturday 25th September South of England Women's Road Relay Championships at Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot Sunday 26th September South of England Men's Road Relay Championships at Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot Saturday 2nd October Page Cup 5 miles handicap in Richmond Park. 3pm start. 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 Old Deer Park Pools in the Park on the A316 Other venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.com WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** SLOW RICHMOND PARK TRAIL RUNS Tuesday 10th August South London Orienteers borrowed our clubhouse for one of the series of "Trail Run" events they organise through the summer months. These races fall somewhere between Orienteering and Cross-Country and over a hundred runners took part - 92 in the main 10km event and a dozen or so each in the accompanying 6km and junior 2km. The detailed map given to each competitor can seem a little daunting at first but in reality the navigation required was straightforward enough for anyone familiar with the Park. As all runners start together there was an element of "follow my leader" anyway, with the front runner breaking the trail and everyone else following. That front runner on this occasion was Ralph Street, who as well as being a world-class Orienteer is of course a very fine runner. He led by 8 seconds at the first control, 21 seconds at the second and continued to stretch his advantage steadily through the eight controls to cross the line over a minute and a half clear of the field. His time was an impressive 31.40, though the distance was closer to 9km than the advertised 10. New member Iona Robertson and Marie Synnott-Wells were involved in a close tussle for first place amongst the women. Unattached runner Tessa Hill built up a lead of some thirty seconds by the third control but thereafter Iona pegged her back steadily but not quite quickly enough. Iona finished 11 seconds adrift of the winner with Marie a further half a minute behind but taking first place in the vets category. Rachael Holmes, Chris Read, Steve Rowland and Daniela Mingham followed each other home a little further back, though Daniela was disqualified for failing to register at the last control. These events allow for competitors to run together, and we had a foursome in the 10km led by Jo Sinton-Hewitt and a mob of six in the 6km led by Heather Martingell. The SLOW website has full results including splits for each control: Full Results:. 10km 1 Ralph Street 31.40 13 T Hill (unatt) 37.41 (1st W) 14 Iona Robertson 37.52 15 Marie Synnott-Wells 38.23 41 Rachael Holmes 43.14 43 Chris Read 43.28 44 Steve Rowland 43.41 49 Wyn Williams 44.45 54 Bronwen Fisher 46.15 69 Sonia Rowland 50.15 77 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 55.27 + Tony Appleby, Chris Wright and Zoe Gavars 90 Sue Ashley 58.45 Dq Daniela Mingham 43.56 6km 1 P Martin 32.00 9 Heather Martingell 40.23 + Kirsty Bangham, Vicci Randle, Mary Hickson, Philippa Shaw and Rob Kitchen 12 David Meaden 46.08 RATCHFORD RELAY Tuesday 24th August in Richmond Park There was a great turn-out of some forty runners for the women-only Ratchford Relay. The race is for teams of three over six laps of about one kilometre in the Park opposite the clubhouse. One team member runs three laps, the second two laps and the third one lap only. The hectic first lap saw a great tussle between Marie Synnott-Wells and Claire Donnelly, Marie finishing one second ahead in 3.35. Sharon Dooley and Kate Brook also squeaked inside 4 minutes with the rest of the field not far behind. The revelations on lap 2 were Zoe Gavars and Geraldine Brennan who took over in 10th and 12th places and stormed through to lead the field home with excellent laps of 3.48 and 3.47 respectively. Claire Donnelly was out again on lap 3 and ran 3.31, the fastest time of the day, to take the lead. Kathy Mallett took over from Zoe Gavars and held on to second place, followed by Kate Brook whose team-mate Tamsin Burland had handed over to her in 4th place. It was on the fourth lap that the final pattern of the race was established. Dee Mondair's partners Jo Sinton-Hewitt and Kirsty Ivison had never been far off the pace on the first three laps but Dee's 4.22 took them into the lead by seven seconds from Suzie Wall who ran 4.23 after her team-mates Kirsty Bangham and Geraldine Brennan had covered the first three laps. Kirsty Ivison took over for lap 5 from Dee, while Geraldine took over from Suzie. They ran identical 4.07 laps so just seven seconds still separated the top two teams going into the final lap. Jo Sinton-Hewitt anchored her team with a steady 4.15 and although Kirsty Bangham ran her fastest lap of 4.24 she could make no dent in Jo's lead. She did, however, just hang on to second place ahead of Kate Brook's storming 3.50 final lap. Kathy Mallett, Zoe Gavars and Joanne Summerfield finished 4th. Claire Donnelly's 3.36, 3.31 and 3.39 laps were the net fastest, ahead of Marie Synnott-Wells's 3.35, 3.42 and 3.47, and Kate Brook's 3.59, 3.59 and 3.50. A special mention for young Olivia Ricketts who managed her two circuits with great determination, as can be seen in David Rowe's race photographs here:. THYON TO DIXENCE 16km Sunday 1st August in Switzerland Peter Fordham reports: "For the second time this year, I picked myself to represent my country (saved the selectors the problem) and take on some of the world's finest mountain runners over 16km of up and down, up and down, up and .......alpine track. It was the first time I had done this course, all of it was run at over 2000 metres, in a beautiful landscape, blue skies and a fresh overnight covering of snow lying at over 2,600 metres. The course finishes on top of the Dixence Barrage, The dam is an incredible 1270 feet high - just short of the Eiffel Tower. One aspect of the event baffles me. They have what they call a 'tourist start' over the same course starting two hours before the 'elite runners race'. I understand this to be for walkers, but many start in a stampede at a pace that would challenge the best runners, while others manage to block the lead runners' path towards the end. My son, Nicholas completed this event in 3hrs.32mins. As usual, thoughts of victory quickly dissipated with the appearance of the likes of Mexican, Ricardo Mejia and others appearing at the start line, together with two of the best from Britain - the legendary Billy Burns and Martin Cox. Take Ricardo, for example: he should have been banned years ago to give the others a chance. He lives at 8000 feet, runs up and down his local volcano before breakfast and has short, fat, hairy legs with avocado shaped calf muscles that would provide enough guacamole to feed the entire race field. So I am left with just one thought- I'm old enough to remember Foinavon at the Grand National. The entire field tripped over each other, and Foinavon skipped round them to win at 100-1. I didn't win, but in truth my real target these days is to keep out of the bottom 10/15 per cent. It's a great race, and if anyone wants any information on this or other mountain races in Europe, I am happy to help. Website: www.thyon-dixence.ch/ . Next year's race is on 7th August." 1 C Cesar (Martingny) 1:22.44 229 Peter Fordham 2:22.38 Nicholas Fordham 3:32.32 SELF TRANSCENDENCE 5km Monday 9th August in Battersea Park 1 H Lobb (Serpentine) 15.11 112 Pete Warren 23.41 BRIDGES 2.3 miles handicap Wednesday 11th August at Westminster 1 G Horridge (unatt) 19.29 (actual time 14.29) 7 John Hanscomb 21.09 (24.09) 13 Simon Hedger 21.25 (14.40) 17 Alan Davidson 21.39 (16.39) RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 14th August 1 G Hewett (D&MV) 17.49 4 Peter Weir 18.32 37 Stewart Anderson 21.22 45 Andrew Brown 21.54 49 Michelle Davies 22.09 89 Alison Dicks 25.01 90 Jar O'Brien 25.01 99 Philippa Shaw 26.16 121 Rob Kitchen 28.19 127 Val Lowman 28.59 134 Peter Lowman 30.22 143 Gill Clay-Jones 31.33 149 Pat Hewlett 33.07 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 14th August 1 W Cockerell (Belg) 16.05 4 Nathan Mills 17.04 17 David Rowe 18.00 42 Darren Wood 19.37 86 Luke Wilson 20.47 119 Alexander Fordham 21.31 134 Geoffrey Fisher 21.48 137 Tony Appleby 21.52 207 Roger Wilson 23.13 240 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 23.57 255 Kirsty Bangham 24.21 268 Gill Wilson 24.35 293 Holly Wilson 25.24 294 Chris Wright 25.25 300 Nicholas Fordham 25.38 301 Peter Fordham 25.39 313 Alison Salmon 25.49 333 Wally Garrod 26.30 354 Mary Hickson 26.57 391 Bruno Wilson-Betancor 27.47 474 John Hanscomb 31.12 475 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 31.15 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 14th August 1 T McIntyre (unatt) 19.06 5 Chris Camacho 20.31 7 Chris Read 20.40 17 Julie Naismith 26.23 18 Janet Turnes 28.34 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 14th August 1 R Brookling (unatt) 17.37 35 Paul Martingell 27.20 63 Cindy Croucher 32.35 70 Tanya Allen 34.06 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 14th August 1 J Toomey (Herc Wimb) 17.02 7 Marc Snaith 18.09 10 Ted Mockett 18.42 GLASGOW parkrun 5km Saturday 14th August 1 A McGhee (Kilmar) 17.17 77 Karl Garvey 23.19 SOUTHERN INTER-COUNTIES ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday 15th August at Ashford Chris Brook reports: "On a windy day in Ashford, Ranelagh had three representatives, running for three different counties. Liz Kipling, competing for Surrey, came 3rd in the 1500m in 4:43.37, having run 4:34.10 in the London Inter-Club Challenge at Parliament Hill the day before - for yet another PB. Representing Oxfordshire, Peter Haarer ran 16:05.35 for 7th in the 5000m. For Middlesex, Kate Brook won the B 400m hurdles race in 66.77 and ran her fastest 100m hurdles for 16 years to place 5th in 15.69." That wasn't Liz's only PB during the week. On Saturday 7th she took a further couple of seconds off her 3000m mark with 9:51.8 in the Southern League at Basingstoke, and then on Wednesday 11th she ran 2:17.58 for 800m at Watford, Liz now ranks in the top three nationally for 2010 in the over 35 age group in the 800m (3rd), 1500m (3rd) and 3000m (2nd). RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 21st August 1 R Berry (West 4) 17.44 4 Bill Neely 18.59 44 Stewart Anderson 21.24 52 Jar O'Brien 21.57 58 Peter Fordham 22.17 65 Alan Davidson 22.44 109 Alison Dicks 26.19 110 Mike White 26.19 145 Val Lowman 30.05 156 Peter Lowman 32.07 171 Stacey Barber 34.56 172 Penny Merrett 34.56 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 21st August 1 M Trees (Belgrave) 16.50 19 Ted Mockett 18.42 53 Adam Wright 20.04 179 Anna-Maria Holt 23.12 320 Wally Garrod 26.47 495 John Hanscomb 31.53 496 Molly Smith 32.04 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 21st August 1 A Barrie (Stragg) 18.06 11 Chris Camacho 20.29 32 Janet Turnes 29.02 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 21st August This was the inaugural Old Deer Park event, and Luke Wilson used the occasion to rack up his 100th parkrun. He is I think the 15th Ranelagh Harrier to join the 100 club, following the example of his parents who both qualified some time ago. Darren Wood is still the parkrun king with 274 runs to his name, but John Hanscomb looks set soon to become only the second runner to reach the 250 landmark. His score currently stands at 244. Roger and Gill Wilson are on 208 and 196 respectively and Kirsty Bangham is not far behind on 194. In today's run, Sean Paynter and David Rowe were second and third finishers and Wiebke Kortum was first woman. 1 D Afshar (West 4) 18.21 2 Sean Paynter 18.53 3 David Rowe 19.44 10 Luke Wilson 21.16 13 Richard Goddard-Jones 22.31 21 Roger Wilson 24.01 23 Wiebke Kortum 24.35 25 Chris Wright 24.43 29 Rob Kitchen 25.55 30 Philipa Shaw 26.13 32 Gill Wilson 26.48 33 Holly Wilson 26.52 34 Mary Hickson 27.01 41 Lorna Smith 28.43 42 Simon Burrell 28.43 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 21st August 1 E O'Connell (Serp) 17.41 6 Marc Snaith 18.21 MILTON KEYNES parkrun 5km Saturday 21st August 1 C Pearson (Cannock) 17.33 19 Darren Wood 20.34 GLASGOW parkrun 5km Saturday 21st August 1 G Taylor (Giffnock N) 16.56 13 Peter Weir 18.26 MABAC PAIRS RELAY 10km Sunday 22nd August at Leatherhead Thirty-eight teams of two ran alternate 1km laps. Great disparity in speed made for an interesting race, with competitors' ages ranging from 8 to 75. Steve and Sonia were 3rd mixed team. 1 M Donnery & R Turner (Eps O) 31.48 11 Alan Davidson & P Dry (F&L) 39.36 14 Sonia & Steve Rowland 40.15 DUNSFOLD 10km Sunday 22nd August Bill Neely was 2nd over 50 on a flat course round the Dunsfold aerodrome best known for hosting television's "Top Gear". 1 J Manning (Denmead) 34.29 (chip time 34.28) 14 Bill Neely 39.29 (39.28) BURNHAM BEECHES HALF MARATHON Sunday 22nd August 1 A Barnes (HHH) 1:12.43 (chip time 1:12.40) 147 David Bell 1:33.07 (1:32.57) 315 Wiebke Kortum 1:44.32 (1:44.00) 437 Martin Wolfson 1:51.01 (1:50.26) 477 Heather Martingell 1:53.08 (1:52.31) 504 Sharon Dooley 1:54.21 (1:53.46) 585 Aiah Songu-Mbriwa 1:58.48 (1:58.12) 624 Paul Martingell 2:00.54 (2:00.19) LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 27th August in Hyde Park 1 C Smith (TVH) 15.34 81 Neil Walford 20.16 128 Alan Davidson 21.55 208 John Hanscomb 31.35 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 28th August 1 J Murdoch (TVH) 17.07 5 Ted Mockett 19.04 23 Jerym Brunton 20.38 35 Chris Read 21.05 121 Peter Lowman 28.07 126 Val Lowman 28.56 140 Christine Goodsell 30.41 151 Stacey Barber 32.04 158 Pat Hewlett 34.22 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 28th August 1 Unknown 15.47 5 Nathan Mills 17.11 52 David Rowe 19.56 76 Adam Wright 20.34 98 Luke Wilson 21.11 157 Roger Wilson 22.22 163 Peter Fordham 22.40 274 Gill Wilson 24.58 288 Kirsty Bangham 25.13 339 Wally Garrod 26.39 455 Jose Scheuer 29.09 518 John Hanscomb 31.59 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 28th August 1 R Brookling (unatt) 17.19 4 Iain Wilson 19.08 22 Chris Wright 24.34 24 Wiebke Kortum 24.47 29 Julie Naismith 25.53 31 Mary Hickson 26.31 33 Janet Turnes 29.51 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 28th August 1 J Flood (Stragglers) 17.36 4 Sean Paynter 18.59 10 Si Martin 21.12 12 Simon Burrell 22.08 24 Rob Kitchen 27.50 27 Sally Bell 28.33 28 Deborah Blakemore 30.05 29 Lorna Smith 30.05 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 28th August 1 E Christie (Wimb W) 17.15 31 Gordon Whitson 20.50 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 28th August David Bell was third home and Sharon Dooley was the leading woman. 1 Unknown 17.45 3 David Bell 19.23 23 Sharon Dooley 24.08 55 Deirdre Inman 32.26 60 Cindy Croucher 34.00 61 Tanya Allen 34.03 FRIMLEY LODGE parkrun 5km Saturday 28th August 1 D Symes (unatt) 17.31 16 Darren Wood 20.14 106 Heather Martingell 30.02 107 Mike White 30.02 GLASGOW parkrun 5km Saturday 28th August 1 Unknown 16.34 71 Karl Garvey 22.40 CATCHING UP Lindsey Simmonds updates us on three results that were not previously reported: she ran the Watford Half Marathon on 7th February in 1:58.56, the Silverstone Half Marathon on 14th March in 1:58.10 and the London Marathon on 25th April in 4:27.12. FINALLY... Pete Mulholland has dug up this piece of archive television newsreel about the 1948 Olympic Village which was situated in Richmond Park here:. The camp was on the flattish grassy area between Ladderstile Gate and Thatched House Lodge. After the Games it was utilised as a women's army camp until 1963, when it was demolished. All that remains now is a short flight of concrete steps. Here's a challenge for those of you who don't know the Park well...see if you can find them!