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*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 347 23 February 2011 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ranelagh men win the Surrey League Div 2 title * Phil Killingley, Richard Gregory, Peter Haarer and Tom Harper take the top four positions * Phil, Peter, John Shaw and Alexander Fordham win individual League titles * Ranelagh women finish 6th in Surrey League Div 1 * Ralph Street finishes 35th in British Universities Championships and 20th in the National Junior * Peter Haarer and Estelle Damant are our first finishers in the National Senior races * Marie Synnott-Wells wins the Nonsuch 10km in a course record * Estelle Damant runs 37.37 at the Dewsbury 10km * parkrun placings for Michelle Davies, Mark Herbert, Trevor Maguire, Peter Weir, Bill Neely, David Bell, Sean Paynter and Chris Camacho * All needed for the Blackheath mob match this Saturday * Book now for the Baker Cup Supper and Prize Presentation on Saturday 26th March * Richmond Half Marathon entry limit almost reached - get your entry in now SEE HERE ******** RALLYING CALL FOR THE LAST MOB MATCH OF THE WINTER - Saturday 26th February Niall O'Connor writes: "With the inconvenience of the Surrey Leagues out of the way focus can now switch to the main event of the season - our mob match away to Blackheath and Bromley Harriers. Our last success on this countryside course was on January 16th 1974. We've had individual success there, most recently in 2009 when Chris Illman had a 4 min+ victory, and in 2005 when Sarah Smith and Paul Doyle scored a Ranelagh double, but overall team success has proved elusive. We've come close, notably in 2005 when a couple of places higher anywhere amongst our finishers would have swung the result (practice your sprint finishes for the 26th Feb!). Defeating the Heathens will not be easy, they are targeting a clean sweep of mobs this season and with Orion and Beckenham comprehensively defeated are well on their way. Realistically we need around 55 Ranelagh runners on the start. All standards required, especially if any of their internationals show up - numbers always count in mob matches! Hopefully some of that successful 1974 team will be there but I don't expect see any of those from the first ever 'official' mob (Ranelagh v Blackheath, Jan 1907) ghost along the course. The race starts at 14:30 - following a couple of (ancient) rousing club chants - and covers one lap of a 7.5 mile course. The rolling wooded course is excellent marathon training, and for those that fancy the 110m hurdles there are some stiles thrown in. The start is a 10 min walk from their clubhouse here: Please note that they left Blackheath in 1926 and now reside in Hayes, Kent. Mike Peace (rumoured to have run that mob match in 1926) is driving a minibus that will leave the Ranelagh clubhouse at 12 noon. I'm taking the train from Richmond (departs 11:58, I will be in the last couple of carriages, please join me). Minibus space is limited so drop me an email Niall_o_c@hotmail.com to book a spot. Numbers on the start for a mob match cannot be understated - everyone contributes to the team result. If you see any fellow Ranelagh runners, give them a nudge and ask them to pull on their blue vests for the match. 37 years is a long time, let's make it different in 2011!" Blackheath's clubhouse is in Bourne Way, close to Hayes station, post code BR2 7EY. There is plenty of on-street parking in the vicinity. Details:. As Niall has pointed out, the start is a few minutes away so if you are arriving late make straight for the start, which is off the A2022 Addington Road: Location:. BAKER CUP SUPPER AND ANNUAL PRIZE PRESENTATION This will take place at the Roebuck on Richmond Hill on Saturday 26th March starting at 7pm. Please note the price is 20 per head, not 15 as quoted in the last e-news. The price includes a welcoming glass of bubbly, a buffet meal and the chance to see our impressive array of trophies. Book with Michele Gibson (e-mail micheleagibson@hotmail.com or 07703 518956). MCLEOD CUP and WOMEN'S PERFORMANCE AWARD These are the two competitions decided by points scored in all our cross-country events during the winter. Apologies for omitting to follow the progress of these during the season, but there has been a stern tussle for the trophies and with three races to go the competitions are still open, particularly the men's. Peter Fordham leads the way with 1077 points, just 18 ahead of Andy Woodhouse and a further 19 clear of Aiah Songu-Mbriwa. Realistically the trophy is likely to go to one of these three, though Phil Aiken (947 points) and Ted Mockett (930 points) are still theoretically in the hunt. In the women's competition Sandra Prosser's 1177 points gives her a comfortable lead over Marie Synnott-Wells (892 points) and Kirsty Bangham (822 points). Full scoreboard. RANELAGH CUP SCHOOLS RACE Our annual schools race will take place on Saturday March 5th, before the inter-club race in Richmond Park. RANELAGH ROAD GRAND PRIX Full details of our 2011 Road Grand Prix are now up on our website here:. THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles The 2011 Road Grand Prix will as usual kick off with the Thames Towpath 10 miles at Chiswick on Sunday 10th April, starting at 9.30am. Entries are now open via Sportsystems. Details:. RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Our Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 8th May starting at 8.30am. Over 1,000 entries have already been received, and the entry limit is 1,150 so don't delay! If you plan to run, get your entry in now; otherwise please reserve the date and volunteer to help in some capacity on the day. It's a course that needs plenty of marshals. Details:. SOUTH WEST LONDON ATHLETICS NETWORK Kate Brook writes: "The SWLAN is providing two workshops free for athletes and coaches exclusively within the network. 1 Strength and Conditioning for Athletes Wednesday 9th March 2011 7.00pm - 9.00pm at St Mary's University College TW1 4SX Content: Developing and implementing programmes for athletes How to develop robustness S&C to assist long term athlete development Leading this workshop is Nick Cooper, Strength and Conditioning coach for UK Athletics As part of his role he is responsible for the strength programmes of a number of high performance athletes based in West London, including Paralympic and World Junior medallists and members of the Beijing Olympic team. 2 Coping with those 'on the day' nerves Wednesday 30th March 2011 7.00pm - 9.00pm at Ranelagh Harriers Club House TW10 7AA Content: Exploring the numerous stressors before and on race day How to cope with stressors to aid performance Practical strategies to apply in stressful situations Leading this workshop is Katie Richards Sports Science lecturer at St Mary's University. Katie has experience of working with coaches and athletes in a variety of sports including gymnastics, swimming, volleyball, pistol-shooting, mixed martial arts, and heptathlon. She delivers across numerous modules in coaching science and sport psychology on both undergraduate and postgraduate level programmes. Katie is currently enrolled on the British Association of Sport and Exercise (BASES) Supervised Experience programme for sports science support (sport psychology pathway). Spaces for both are very limited. To book contact: Kate Brook kate.brook@swlan.org.uk. Mobile: 07973 569543." THORNTHWAITE GRANGE As some of you will know, our last year's President Clive Beauvais has recently moved with Sue Ashley up to the Lake District where they are opening a bed and breakfast at Thornthwaite Grange near Keswick. In this they follow in the footsteps of Chris and Sarah Wilson who made the same move last year. Clive and Sue plan to open for business on April 17th and would of course be very pleased to see any Ranelagh members. As an introductory offer for 2011 only they have given your Newsletter Editor a supply of 25% discount vouchers. If anyone would like one of these please contact me and I'll send it on to you. I will also bring some to the Baker Cup supper. There will be a website up and running shortly, but in the meantime if you want to contact Clive and Sue for more information please call them on 01768 778205. Chris and Sarah's B&B at Bowness-on-Windermere is already up and running. Their website is www.lakesblog.weebly.com. ST MARY'S RICHMOND MEMBERSHIP Kim Weir, SMRAC Membership Secretary, writes: "SMRAC has recently reviewed their membership fees for the coming year (April - March). We now have two options for 2nd claim membership which I am writing to inform you about. The options are: a) A track pass (allowing use of the track in SMRAC club session times) and 2nd claim membership allowing league track competition @ 40 per annum. b) No track pass (and no access to the track) and 2nd claim membership allowing league track competition @ 10 per annum. This second option is new for SMRAC - we are hoping that there are some athletes out there who don't necessarily want to train on the track but would fancy a bit of track competition occasionally. For more information contact Kim Muir at kimw@blueyonder.co.uk." PILATES ART PHYSIOTHERAPY This comes from Tim Madden of Pilates Art Physiotherapy: "I'm writing to invite you to a free running information evening at Pilates Art Physiotherapy, Wimbledon. It's on Thursday 24th February from 8pm to 9pm and it will be led by myself and another physiotherapist, Claire. The night will involve a short talk on injury prevention, and will then move on to some stretching and preventative exercises as well as time for Q & A. We are also certified Pilates instructors, so some of the exercises will be Pilates based. We are located in Wimbledon Village, off the Ridgway at 1 Thornton Road. See wimbledon.pilatesart.com." 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 26th February Pelling-Ratcliff Cup mob match v Blackheath and Bromley HAC at Hayes (Kent). 7.5 miles. 3pm start. See above. Saturday 5th March Ranelagh Cup schools race in Richmond Park (2pm start) followed by inter-club 3.8 miles (all welcome - 3pm start) Sunday 6th March MABAC League 5 miles in Richmond Park. 11am start - see www.mabac.org.uk/ for details Saturday 12th March Clutton Cup 10 miles handicap in Richmond Park. 2.30pm start - all members welcome Saturday 19th March South of the Thames 7.5 miles Championship (rescheduled owing to snow) 2pm start at Coulsdon 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 The 2km junior parkrun for under 15s takes place at 11am on the first Sunday of each month from Bushy Park's Teddington Gate. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** 2XU SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUE Division 2 Saturday 12th February in Richmond Park A showery morning gave way to a fine sunny afternoon in the Park for the climax of the men's Surrey League Division 2 season. We carried a lead of 139 points into this race with Clapham Chasers our nearest rivals and Guildford and Godalming a little further behind. We had two targets: firstly, to win the division title, or secondly, failing victory, to finish as runners-up and secure promotion straight back into Division 1 after last winter's relegation. Ralph Street, who won the last League race so impressively, was absent for this one and injuries kept out two or three others. But we had one or two more than useful additions to the team and the boys in blue lined up for the start with an air of confidence. That confidence was not misplaced! Richard Gregory was the first to set out his stall. Richard has been working abroad in Ethiopia and Pakistan for most of the past couple of years but clearly hasn't been neglecting his training. He rounded that off with a couple of weeks training in Kenya. Today he led from the gun and had built up a lead of some ten metres even before the top of Queen's Ride on the first of the two circuits. Peter Haarer battled to regain contact and as they reached the top of the long drag up from the Pen Ponds Peter was grimly hanging on. It was at this point that a dog intervened - Peter had to hurdle the miserable cur, lost momentum and lost touch with Richard (who denies all knowledge of the wretched beast!). Having shaken off Peter, Richard might have thought the race was in the bag - but if so, he reckoned without Phil Killingley. Phil had played a waiting game on the first lap, keeping the two leaders under surveillance from some 50 metres distance. On the second lap, however, Phil changed gear and when the leaders made the long climb from the Ponds again it was Phil who had replaced Peter on Richard's shoulder. There was no canine assistance this time, and Phil stayed right there before kicking for home in the finishing straight to win by one second. Peter was an isolated third 25 seconds back. The revelation of the day, however, was newcomer Tom Harper in his debut for the club and competing in his first serious cross-country race. Tom was always in the top ten and had advanced to 5th climbing the last hill. At the President's call to "Make it first four for Ranelagh" he did just that, moving past the Guildford runner ahead and striding home in 4th place less than half a minute behind Peter. Phil Killingley had apparently tipped Tom for a top five place but to the rest of us this was a startling performance. Having the first four home gave us a marvellous start in the team scoring. Surely we had one spike on the title already. Captain Marc Snaith takes up the story: "A superb result and a huge confidence boost to finish the season in style with our most comprehensive victory of the season. We scored nearly half the points of second placed Clapham and our tenth scorer (John Shaw) would have been fourth scorer or better for five other clubs. It was great to have Richard Gregory back in the team, pushing Phil Killingley all the way and he was unlucky not to hold off Phil's second lap charge. Peter Haarer was as consistent as ever in third and newcomer Tom Harper made his club debut with a very impressive fourth. Paul Doyle made his season debut in 16th, just ahead ultra runner Gareth Craft in 18th. Ed Barker bashed out another solid run in the twenties, in what was probably his first run since Newlands Corner! Chris Bundhun finally cracked the top forty and top thirty and learned the valuable lesson of how effective a good rest can be before a race. Trevor Maguire and John Shaw rounded off our scoring ten with runs comfortably inside the top 40. This was exactly the season we needed after the disappointment of relegation last year. We won the league comfortably, winning all four meetings, with Phil and Ralph Street winning three out of four races and we won all the individual titles except the M60 category. Our team has shown enough quality and depth to suggest that we should be looking at mid table next year in Division One. However, with Kent AC charging up the divisions, next year will be our best chance of finishing third. To finish third we need more runners finishing two minutes from a fit Phil. This would normally secure a top 50 spot in Division One and if we can have seven or eight runners finishing in the top 50 then we'll have a great chance of finishing third in the league. So step up the training consistently over the spring and summer, keep chasing Phil on Tuesday nights, join him for tempo runs on a Thursday and be consistent with your Sunday long runs and you'll set down a decent base for improvement. I can't wait, it should be a cracking season next year! A few end-of-season stats: Total runners: 33 Ever presents: 11 Biggest improver: Peter Faull who improved from 110th in race 1 to 56th in race 4. Top 10 performances: 1. Phil Killingley 1st (Lloyd Park and Richmond Park) 1. Ralph Street 1st (Newlands Corner) 3. Richard Gregory 2nd (Richmond Park) 4. Peter Haarer 3rd (Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park) 5. Chris Illman 4th (Lloyd Park) 6. Duncan Bell 4th (Newlands Corner) 7. Tom Harper 4th (Richmond Park) 8. Steve Whitehead 7th (Wimbledon Common) 9. Nathan Mills 14th (Lloyd Park) 10. Paul Doyle 16th (Richmond Park)" Marc mentioned that Ranelagh provided winners of all but one of the individual League titles too. To elaborate, these were Phil Killingley (seniors), Peter Haarer (over 40s), John Shaw (over 50s) and Alexander Fordham (under 20s). Congratulations to them and to everyone who contributed to such an excellent result. SURREY LADIES CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUE Saturday 12th February on Wimbledon Common (Putney Vale) It was another solid but unspectacular League result for the women's team: seventh on the day resulting in a final sixth place in Division 1. We weren't vying for the title this year, but neither were we in any danger of relegation. Liz Kipling gave us a good start with 8th place and Marie Synnott-Wells followed in 21st. It was good to see Clare King in action again after missing the last two League races. Typically Clare gained places throughout the race and finished right on Marie's heels. It was even better to see Alice Beverly again: her last League race was some six years ago! Since then she has completed her medical studies and has spent some time working in New Zealand. For Alice this race provided her with a return to the scene of probably her greatest triumph - victory in the Oxford-Cambridge varsity race in 2004. She too moved through the field after a cautious start and overtook Sandra Prosser in the home straight to become our fourth finisher. Sandra closed in the A team a few seconds behind Alice. Louise Piears, Kate Brook, Sonia Rowland, Sandra Forrest and Philippa Shaw completed our B team which finished 23rd on the day and 24th overall - 8th B team. Amelie Hunton finished a good 27th in the under 17s race and somehow her one-woman team contrived to finish 4th! NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 19th February at Alton Towers Marc Snaith reports: "Well done to all who finished Saturday's National XC Champs. The going went from soft, to very soft during the course of an eventful day of racing. Junior Ralph Street was our first competitor and he had to wait an extra thirty minutes for his race to begin whilst officials discussed how the event could continue as the conditions worsened. A string of sprains and cases of hypothermia amongst the younger age groups had stretched the resources of the St John's Ambulance volunteers whilst the muddy conditions had made it impossible for vehicles to access the lower section of the course. After heated discussions behind closed doors the event continued with minor course changes designed to improve safety and to reduce the delay for senior men to only ten minutes. After a slow start, Ralph spent much of the race just inside the top thirty and was one of few runners who looked strong in the closing stages and he ended up in a superb 20th place. In doing so he beat two regional medallists and a Commonwealth Games representative and was just over a minute from the bronze medal. This was Ralph's final race as a Junior and I'm looking forward to seeing him continue his improvements as a senior. Estelle Damant put in another good run to finish 61st in the women's race and she won the Aotearoa Trophy comfortably from Sandra Prosser - who had driven the team bus up to Staffordshire - and Kate Brook who were both well placed in a field of over 550 finishers. The senior men were delayed by ten minutes and as a result their race was reduced from 12k to 10k. Such was the toughness of the course, a scan of the results might suggest that the course was closer to 12k than 10k with the winner taking a little over 35 minutes. With Richard Gregory pulling out with a week-long cold, Peter Haarer's main competition for the Roffey Salver came from the conditions. However, Peter showed the mud who was boss and seemed to thrive in the conditions and his finishing position of 174th was his highest finish at the National since 2006. Niall O'Connor gave up chasing Peter after about 5m (that is 'm' for 'metres' and not 'miles' or even 'minutes'), sensibly deciding that this was not going to be the blinder that he's been talking about for the past five years. Ed Barker scythed his way through the mud looking as composed as ever, with Chris Bundhun just over 30s further back. Andy Woodhouse and Peter Fordham completed our scoring six which finished in 51st out of 94 teams. Aiah Songu-Mbriwa and Phil Aiken also braved the conditions and will certainly feel they deserved all the KFC and Burger King stops on the way back down the M1. Well done to everyone who ran in what was the toughest race I've ever seen. It was truly inspirational to watch your determination to beat the course, just wish I could have been there with you on the start line. And you all beat one of Britain's greatest ever runners as Ron Hill finished in 1296th, about 8 minutes behind Aiah. For those old enough to remember, comparisons to Dave Lewis's win in Milton Keynes have been mentioned on the 'net. Don't forget that the XC season is not yet over and the next race is the mob match v Blackheath on Saturday. The Heathen's Mike Skinner finished second at the National, but thankfully he rarely runs in mob matches." You can see some videos here:. BRIDGES 2.3 miles handicap Wednesday 12th January at Westminster 1 R Howells (unatt) 19.13 (actual time 15.13) 11 John Hanscomb 21.07 (24.07) 22 Alan Davidson 22.13 (18.13) BRITISH UNIVERSITIES CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 5th February at Senneleys Park, Birmingham Ralph Street was third scorer for the Sheffield University team which finished in sixth place. A race (11km) 1 N Goolab (Birm) 34.55 35 Ralph Street (Sheff) 37.26 B race (8km) 1 C Smith (Birm) 28.20 157 James Whistler (Birm) 34.53 DEWSBURY 10km Sunday 6th February Estelle Damant finished 8th in the women's race. 1 N Renault (Edin) 30.42 (chip time 30.41) 82 Estelle Damant 37.37 (37.32) MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles Sunday 6th February at Farley Heath 1 D Truepenny (Runny) 37.01 78 James Barber 55.56 93 Lynne Barber 71.01 94 Christine Goodsell 71.20 WATFORD HALF MARATHON Sunday 6th February Some good pbs here... 1 M Williams (Tipton) 1:08.35 (chip time 1:08.35) 255 Lee Davies 1:32.26 (1:32.14) 434 Michelle Davies 1:38.00 (1:36.27) 701 Wiebke Kortum 1:44.30 (1:42.47) 1524 Lindsey Simmonds 2:03.29 (2:01.37) 1743 Dee Mondair 2:12.33 (2:11.40) BOOKHAM 10km Sunday 6th February 1 R Andrew (Bourn) 41.08 252 John Hanscomb 91.59 NONSUCH 10km Sunday 6th February at Ewell Marie Synnott-Wells won the women's race in a course record time. 1 D Brooks 39.18 5 Marie Synnott-Wells 41.35 CHICHESTER PRIORY 10km Sunday 6th February 1 B Noad (Highgate) 30.05 321 Daniela Mingham 43.52 WOKINGHAM HALF MARATHON Sunday 13th February Chris Read reports: "On Sunday 13th February I and several other Ranelagh members ran the Wokingham Half Marathon. The weather was overcast, with steady drizzle. This was fine for running but not very pleasant for hanging round at the start. The race was well organised and the course justified its reputation for being fast. The course is mainly along country roads and would be quite pleasant should the race ever take place in good weather. The fastest Ranelagh time was Pete Weir, who went round in 1.23.02. Tony Appleby and Karen Weir both ran well and achieved pbs, in Tony's case by more than 5 minutes. I was happy with my time of 1.35.22. I was, however, shocked when I got home to discover that the average time on my Garmin was 7.16 per mile, rather than the 7.15 I had planned. I really must stick to my plans more closely in future." 1 P Wicks (Belgrave) 1:04.10 (chip time 1:04.10) 108 Peter Weir 1:23.35 (1:23.02) 489 Tony Appleby 1:36.45 (1:35.24) 520 Chris Read 1:37.38 (1:35.22) 564 Karen Weir 1:38.43 (1:37.22) 1296 David Bell 1:57.18 (1:52.54) 1524 Sharon Dooley 2:03.02 (1:59.21) VALENTINE'S 10km Sunday 13th February at Chessington Gill Wilson led the Ranelagh contingent which included the sprightly 75 year-olds Wally and John. 1 S Murphy (Ireland) 32.38 (chip time 32.37) 209 Gill Wilson 49.50 (49.41) 219 Roger Wilson 50.08 (50.00) 295 Heather Martingell 53.37 (52.59) 337 Lynne Barber 55.53 (55.31) 390 Wally Garrod 57.56 (57.51) 414 Christine Goodsell 59.28 (59.06) 425 Alan Meaden 60.07 (59.44) 466 David Meaden 63.53 (63.27) 478 John Hanscomb 66.59 (66.46) 480 Cindy Croucher 67.28 (67.05) 483 Penny Merrett 67.52 (67.28) SEVILLE MARATHON Sunday 13th February Duncan Mallison, competing in memory of his daughter Amber, ran a negative split to hack some 17 minutes off his previous best. 1 D Wedajo (Ethiopia) 2:09.53 (chip time 2:09.53) 876 Duncan Mallison 3:13.10 (3:11.52) BRIGHTON HALF MARATHON Sunday 20th February John Pratt was the second over 60 home. 1 D Wardle (WG&EL) 1:06.22 (chip time 1:06.22) 620 Sarah Doe 1:37.28 (1:36.49) 764 John Pratt 1:39.21 (1:39.09) 999 Daniel Chiechi 1:42.34 (1:41.22) 1221 Heather Martingell 1:45.05 (1:42.13) 4066 Kirsty Bangham 2:13.37 (2:06.14) BRAMLEY 20 miles Sunday 20th February 1 S Plummer (Salis) 1:48.19 (chip time 1:48.18) 745 Sharon Dooley 3:15.14 (3:13.24) 790 John Scally 3:22.58 (3:21.08) 849 Sally Hawkins 3:52.17 (3:50.46) RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 5th February Andrew Forth finished third. 1 Unknown 17.44 3 Andrew Forth 19.07 5 Peter Weir 19.41 54 Andrew Brown 22.48 56 Karl Garvey 22.57 61 Steven Mountain 23.16 63 Michael Cawley 23.21 65 Daniel Chiechi 23.33 71 Jar O'Brien 24.06 72 Rachael Holmes 24.13 77 Karen Weir 24.24 78 Geraldine Brennan 24.24 85 Jennie McGrath 25.01 114 Philippa Shaw 26.19 116 Ally Salisbury 26.24 121 Michael Sikora 26.48 125 Rob Kitchen 26.58 165 Paul Bisping 28.57 178 Zoe Gavars 30.04 200 Tamsin Burland 32.12 207 Pat Hewlett 33.22 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 5th February 1 I Leitch (unatt) 15.16 15 David Rowe 18.08 18 Duncan Mallison 18.22 43 Clare King 19.45 52 Chris Brook 20.03 213 Jose Scheuer 23.57 216 Peter Fordham 24.04 384 Wally Garrod 27.02 520 Kirsty Bangham 29.35 523 Heather Martingell 29.40 595 John Hanscomb 32.21 612 Sharon Rowe 33.09 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 5th February 1 P Kennedy (Strag) 18.18 7 Chris Camacho 20.07 26 Julie Naismith 26.29 32 Janet Turnes 30.42 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 5th February Mr Consistent Mark Herbert finished 2nd for the third week in succession, but the slacker took two seconds longer this time than in the previous two weeks. David Bell was third and Michelle Davies was the leading woman. 1 I Johnson (Strag) 18.18 2 Mark Herbert 19.21 3 David Bell 19.59 10 Michelle Davies 22.09 18 Lee Davies 24.06 35 Sharon Dooley 27.12 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 5th February Second place for Trevor Maguire. 1 N Wyatt (unatt) 18.59 2 Trevor Maguire 20.02 18 Phil Aiken 25.43 CANNON HILL parkrun 5km Saturday 5th February 1 E Banks (Birm R&T) 16.16 5 Sean Paynter 17.19 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 5th February 1 W Cockerell (Belg) 16.46 10 Peter Faull 19.19 COVENTRY parkrun 5km Saturday 5th February 1 M Kingston-Lee (Ken) 17.59 22 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.45 FRIMLEY LODGE parkrun 5km Saturday 5th February 1 P Jelly (unatt) 17.44 11 Darren Wood 18.57 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 6th February 1 P Bearman (K&P) 7.07 24 Livvy Ricketts 10.16 46 Euan Sinclair 11.26 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 12th February Peter Weir was outsprinted by a ghost runner and Bill Neely followed on in 3rd place. 1 Unknown 18.30 2 Peter Weir 18.35 3 Bill Neely 19.09 46 Karen Weir 22.10 52 Karl Garvey 22.24 53 Andrew Brown 22.25 54 Steven Mountain 22.30 57 Yvonne Rice-Oxley 22.33 60 Bob Beatson 22.37 113 Zoe Gavars 26.04 114 Zinny Gavars 26.05 118 Ally Salisbury 26.17 119 Nicola O'Shea 26.31 120 Michael Sikora 26.36 133 Sue Camp 27.39 149 Val Lowman 29.04 169 Peter Lowman 30.22 177 Christine Goodsell 30.41 187 Penny Merrett 32.06 201 Bev Ali 36.25 202 Pat Hewlett 36.28 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 12th February 1 J West (Stragglers) 16.33 12 David Rowe 18.21 132 Adam Wright 21.51 167 Ian Grange 22.36 291 Gill Wilson 24.47 373 Kirsty Bangham 26.02 571 Annemarie Goodridge 31.16 579 John Hanscomb 31.36 FRIMLEY LODGE parkrun 5km Saturday 12th February 1 G Robinson (Sand J) 17.28 31 Darren Wood 21.20 91 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.19 140 Mary Hickson 28.10 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 12th February 1 P Bowden (Strag) 18.52 7 Chris Camacho 20.44 21 Hannah Doyle 26.46 32 Janet Turnes 29.19 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 12th February 1 I Charlton (unatt) 19.51 26 Mike White 25.43 58 Tanya Allen 34.19 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 12th February 1 R Elliott (T Kennet) 20.04 8 Richard Goddard-Jones 23.15 CANNON HILL parkrun 5km Saturday 12th February Sean Paynter finished 3rd and took his personal best a second or two closer to the elusive 17 minutes barrier. 1 M Ince (Birm R&T) 16.48 3 Sean Paynter 17.09 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 12th February 1 D Alcock (VP&TH) 17.34 152 Laura Wells 28.23 CRYSTAL PALACE parkrun 5km Saturday 12th February 1 P Chambers (Croydon) 16.35 38 Louise Gill 30.51 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 19th February 1 J Flood (Stragglers) 17.03 5 Peter Weir 18.48 6 Peter Faull 18.53 9 Ted Mockett 19.17 13 John Ricketts 19.28 14 Bill Neely 19.39 34 Chris Read 22.03 36 Karl Garvey 22.16 37 Steven Mountain 22.19 55 Jennie McGrath 24.01 62 Tony Appleby 24.19 90 Michael Sikora 26.58 92 Sue Camp 27.24 93 Tony Clark 27.38 116 Peter Lowman 30.05 132 Pat Hewlett 32.55 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 19th February 1 R Ward (Belgrave) 16.04 11 David Rowe 18.39 129 Adam Wright 23.01 211 Gill Wilson 25.03 309 Kirsty Bangham 27.57 391 Wally Garrod 31.08 414 John Hanscomb 32.35 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 19th February Trevor Maguire finished 2nd again.... 1 R Carol (Clapham) 18.00 2 Trevor Maguire 19.41 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 19th February ...and Chris Camacho finished 3rd. 1 N Rothwell (Strag) 19.12 3 Chris Camacho 20.28 BLACK PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 19th February Bev's group on tour... 1 D Langley (Wycombe) 16.36 122 Lynne Barber 28.06 143 Christine Goodsell 29.49 168 Deirdre Inman 31.59 174 Penny Merrett 32.54 183 Cindy Croucher 33.20 191 Tanya Allen 34.09 194 Bev Ali 35.00 CARDIFF parkrun 5km Saturday 19th February 1 S Paterson (Les C) 16.38 236 Sharon Rowe 33.01 CANNON HILL parkrun 5km Saturday 19th February 1 E Banks (Birm R&T) 16.08 6 Sean Paynter 17.31 FINALLY... 49 year-old Belgian Stefaan Engels is claiming a place in the Guinness World Records book after completing 365 marathons in a year. "The Times" reports that he claims the key to success was a slow pace: "I recover quickly. I don't run fast and my heartbeat is slow". He averaged four hours for each marathon with a best time of 2hrs 56mins. "One of the hardest moments was in Mexico City, after a long flight, the altitude and I had got sick from eating something. I thought: 'What am I doing here'".