Newsdesk 2012


*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 373 21 March 2012 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Andy Bickerstaff wins the Clutton Cup * Fastest times by Darryl McDonald and Marie Synnott-Wells * Judd School wins the Ranelagh Cup schools race * John Shaw and Kate Woodhouse lead Ranelagh to inter-club victory * Successful home MABAC event * Richard Gregory records 70.19 in the Bath Half Marathon * Estelle Damant finishes 66th for Surrey in the Inter-Counties * Trevor Maguire wins the Spendlove Cup club 20 miles championship * 62 year-old Lee Coole runs 96.04 at the Milton Keynes Half Marathon * parkrun placings for Sean Paynter, James Whistler, Bronwen Fisher, Mel Hunter, Jo Sinton-Hewitt, Trevor Maguire, Mark Herbert, Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Bruce McLaren * Mini Mob Match v Stragglers in this Saturday's Richmond parkrun * A few places still available for the Baker Cup Supper and Prize Presentation on Saturday 31st March * Trophy holders - please return them to Alan Hedger ATTENTION PLEASE **************** MINI MOB MATCH 5km at the Richmond parkrun Saturday 24th March Our mini-mob match against the Stragglers will take place with the Richmond parkrun at 9am this Saturday 24th March. So, everyone thinking of doing a parkrun that day - please make it the Richmond parkrun. Wear club kit of some kind, and if you are not currently registered with parkrun as Ranelagh please update your details before the race. BAKER CUP 3 miles road handicap Saturday 31st March in Richmond Park This is the traditional finale to our "winter season" - a 3 miles handicap held on the closed roads in the centre of the Park starting beside White Lodge. All members are welcome - please register at the clubhouse if you possibly can, and only go straight to the start as a last resort. Handicapper Mike Rowland adds: "The Baker Cup is only a couple of weeks away. It just doesn't seem 12 months since young Amelie won the 2011 race so impressively. How time flies when you're enjoying yourself handicapping! The Baker, like the Henty Relay, is a favourite for youngsters, family members and friends running as guests. It's great to see them but it does make life difficult for the handicapper! So would you please let me know if you intend inviting anybody to run who is not a Ranelagh member. And if you could give me some idea of their running speed...say, a 5k time.... well, that would be great! Many thanks. Contact Mike mike_rowland@fsmail.net ." BAKER CUP SUPPER AND ANNUAL PRIZE PRESENTATION Our annual prize presentation evening takes place after the Baker Cup on 31st March. All are welcome, but If you have won a trophy this season please try to be there to collect it. There are only a few places left, so hurry! Date - Saturday 31st March @ 7.00pm. Location - The Roebuck (upstairs), 130 Richmond Hill, TW10 6RN Dress - Smart Casual Price £21.00 per person - includes welcome drink, free beer (while stocks last) and buffet dinner. Places are limited to 60 people, so please reserve your place early!!! Your glass of sparkly awaits you!! R.S.V.P. Please Contact:- Michele Gibson:-Email:- micheleagibson@hotmail.com, Mobile:- 07703 518 956 Cheques payable to :- Ranelagh Harriers and posted / handed to Ms Michele Gibson, c/o Baker Cup Supper, 107 Elm Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3HN or leave in Club safe with the name Michele Gibson on the envelope. Cash:- Payable to Michele Gibson @ the Club - Tuesday & Wednesday nights. TROPHY HOLDERS! If you're the current holder of one of our trophies, please arrange to return it to Alan Hedger as soon as possible so that it can be engraved with the new winner's name before the Baker Cup Supper on 31st March. Contact Alan by phone on 01372 740626 to arrange a hand over, or bring your trophy to the clubhouse and leave it in the safe (let Alan know if you have done this). SECURITY Richard Xerri arrived at the clubhouse on a recent Tuesday night at about 7.30pm and found a man inspecting the bikes outside the clubhouse. Richard said 'Hi' and the man disappeared quickly. If you come by bike please make sure they are locked securely and remove any lights/computers etc that may attract unwanted attention. RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 6th May All entries have now closed. Transfers are possible - see ranelaghhalfmarathon.webs.com/. Our Half Marathon is a complicated course and requires lots of marshals. We need your help! The race starts at 8.30am on Sunday 6th May. If you have some time to spare please don't hesitate to volunteer. Regardless of whether you can commit to just a few minutes or a few hours we can accommodate you. Contact ranelaghhalfhelpers@hotmail.co.uk. THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles Sunday 15th April at Chiswick This is the opening event in our Road Grand Prix series. Details are here:. The full list of Grand Prix events is on our website here:. RICHMOND 10km Sunday 24th June Race Director Niall O'Connor writes: "While Mo Farah is focused on a minor 10k in late August, the only 10k that really matters this summer takes place on Sunday June 24th at Ham. Entries for the race are here: It will be the same course as 2010 and 2011 - flat, fast and scenic. £10 for club runners and £12 for all others - great value for a race with chipped timing. As a running club, priority has to be to run the race but if you're available to volunteer to marshal I'll gratefully accept all offers at 10k-enquiries@ranelagh-harriers.com. As well as being the county 10k championship the race also serves as the club championship. 40% of the entries to date are bearers of the blue singlet, I hope to see more than two of you on the start line! More details to follow over next few weeks. LONDON MARATHON Mike Rowland writes: "PLEASE READ THIS On 22nd April, I'm competing in my 26th London Marathon. Some of you reading this may know that I don't run the thing anymore, I race walk. But I'm still looked after by officials, St John's Ambulance and all the other wonderful people who give up their Sunday just to help me and the rest of the competitors. Every mile, I can take a bottle of water to keep me hydrated and refreshed. And, at the end, I'm treated like some kind of hero for completing the gruelling 26 miles. Yes, I feel proud but I'm totally humbled when I think of women and children in Africa and other impoverished areas of the world who walk that sort of distance EVERY DAY just to get water to keep their families alive. And the water invariably is filthy. Thousands and thousands of people, mostly children, suffer from diarrhoea or malaria caused by dirty water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene. The implications for those suffering are enormous. They cannot work and what little money they do have, they use to buy medicines. Chronic illness causes chronic malnutrition. Children cannot attend schools and are constantly missing out on their education. And, of course, many die. Over two million people die from water-related diseases every year. Four thousand children die every day. It is so awful. But there are charities trying to help, none more so than Water Aid. They and their partners work with individuals and families in their communities and use a mixture of low-cost techniques to deliver lasting water, sanitation and hygiene solutions. Some of you may remember the story I told last time I raised sponsorship money for Water Aid. A lady, Agnes Wilson who lives in Malawi, had one day walked miles as usual to collect water from a river. She was attacked by a crocodile who tried to drag her under. Her brave, brave children ran to her help and managed to fight the crocodile off. But she had been badly bitten across her stomach , hip and thigh and was in hospital for three months. She survived but is in constant pain and can only walk very slowly. The good news is that Water Aid have reached the district of Malawi where Agnes lives. They have installed a new tap stand just 15 metres from Agnes's home so she no longer has to visit the river where she was attacked. Water is not a luxury, it's a God-given gift to us all to enable us to live. So..... every time you run a bath, every time you take a shower, every time you boil a kettle to make a cup of tea, every time you take a bottle of water in a marathon, think of Agnes. Think of 4,000 children dying EVERY DAY. Please help me help Water Aid by sponsoring me in the London Marathon. You can do this by visiting my Virgin money giving address: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MikeRowland. PLEASE give generously to help these poor people. Thanks for reading all this and I'm sorry it is so long!" WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 / e-mail Marc and Chris ranelagh.men@gmail.com or Marie Synnott-Wells (07983 430264 (After 5pm Weekdays) / e-mail Marie and Heather ranelagh.women@gmail.com Saturday 24th March Mini-Mob Match v Stragglers with the Richmond parkrun 5km. 9am start Sunday 25th March Cranleigh 15 / 21 miles. See above. Saturday 31st March Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap. See above. Sunday 15th April Thames Towpath 10. See above. Sunday 22nd April London Marathon 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 *************** INTER-CLUB 3.8 miles Saturday 3rd March in Richmond Park John Shaw was the early leader in this low-key event over one lap of our mob match course. He soon had to give best to Milocarians' Nick Harrison, though there was never much in it. Mark Herbert finished in third place and we had seven of the first ten home including Kate Woodhouse, the leading woman in 10th place. Apart from a handful of Milos the main opposition was provided by Hercules Wimbledon, whose team was mostly of diminutive stature: special mentions to 14 year-old Alex Bisnouth who recorded 28.04 and 12 year-old Ben Clarke who was just over half a minute behind his clubmate. Scoring ten a side or four a side we won fairly comfortably. MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles Sunday 4th March in Richmond Park It was our turn to host a MABAC League event, and the team under Penny Merrett saw to it that everything went smoothly on an unfamiliar course in the centre of the Park. We had a few runners too, headed by Wiebke Kortum. 1 K Macintosh (WW) 29.36 62 Wiebke Kortum 40.27 75 Lorraine Clifton 41.56 81 Sue Camp 42.40 97 Tony Clark 44.57 103 Lloyd Camp 45.59 119 Marina Quayle 50.07 129 Lynne Barber 52.06 130 Stacey Barber 52.06 RANELAGH CUP SCHOOLS RACE 3.8 miles Saturday 10th March in Richmond Park Owing to fixtures clashes there was a fairly small entry this year. Only six schools were represented, though between them they managed to muster almost sixty runners. Judd School from Tonbridge once again dominated and achieved an impressive clean sweep of the top positions. Their name therefore goes onto the trophy for the fifth year in succession. After two consecutive second places, Judd's Henry Kinnersley was the individual winner just ahead of his team-mate Alex King and with his younger brother Christian in third place. 1 H Kinnersley (Judd) 22.35 2 A King (Judd) 22.36 3 C Kinnersley (Judd) 22.47 4 J del Azar (Well) 22.51 5 H Scriven (Winch) 23.01 6 M Ankatell (Judd) 23.04 7 D Hill (Well) 23.11 8 A Burton (Winch) 23.17 9 A Chau (Winch) 23.19 10 M Ellis (Judd) 23.30 44 C Grove (St John's) 27.54 (1st girl) 49 Edward Hedger (St J) 28.56 Teams (4 to score) 1 Judd 12 2 Winchester 34 3 Wellington 65 4 St John's 90 5 Worth 160 6 Ardingly 166 CLUTTON CUP 10 miles Handicap Sunday 18th March in Richmond Park The experiment with holding this event on Sunday morning rather than Saturday afternoon seemed to be well received, despite slightly shooting ourselves in the foot by not realising when setting the date that this was Mothering Sunday. There were 32 finishers plus a few who called it a day after one lap, well above the couple of dozen we normally see lining up for this, our longest handicap race. Andy Bickerstaff was the winner. He writes: "I would have run faster in the afternoon! Big thanks to Robin and Julie for marking the course, especially as I wouldn't have won it after dong that job, and of course Ken, Alan, Martin, Ivan and Ted for helping out and allowing me to run. Now I'm finally getting some benefit from all the gym work. About 40 runners entered, so I started behind about 35 of them At about the 8 mile mark I was informed (by Ivan) that I was up to 9th; flagging a bit by then but I caught another two soon and now 7th then caught some more and bizarrely lost count. Then, with a km to go I passed the lead-off lady who started 55 minutes ahead of me and she said I was now 3rd, didn't really believe her (sorry Bev) but pushed up the final hill taking one more place. Now with 400m to go I could see the leader (maybe) in the distance and at the same time started worrying about the couple of fast guys who started behind me. A swift look behind seemed to indicate all clear! I nipped past the final guy at the last corner (felt slightly guilty, sorry John)) and ran the last 100m to the finish in glorious isolation. I was surprised and pleased to be told I had indeed won. Yippee, in two weeks' time at the prize-giving supper I will get the magnificent Clutton Cup for my mantelpiece for a year and my name added to the list on the trophy stretching back 130 years to 1882. Not too bad for a Sunday morning's work." Fastest time was Darryl McDonald's 59.31, ahead of Trevor Maguire on 60.09 and ex-Capt Bix himself on 63.28. Marie Synnott-Wells headed the women's list on 71.00 with Wiebke Kortum recording 76.22 and Kate Woodhouse 77.12. BERKHAMSTED HALF MARATHON Sunday 4th March Chris Read reports: "Yesterday I and a few other Ranelagh members ran the Berkhamsted Half Marathon. The weather was cold with heavy rain. I did not really notice the rain while running but it was a bit unpleasant waiting for the start and walking back to the car after the finish. The course was very scenic although the hills made fast times difficult to achieve. The final mile was delightful as it was almost all downhill. I went round in 1.36.46. Unusually for me it was a slight improvement on the previous time I ran the same course two years ago. Stewart Anderson was just behind me in a time of 1.37.10. Lara Werrett and Tomas Sterner recorded times of 1.38.41 and 1.43.12 respectively. Although I did not see her Hannah Doyle ran a time of 1.58.31. I recommend the race but not yesterday's weather." 1 E Banks (BRAT) 1:12.02 (chip time 1:12.01) 219 Chris Read 1:37.05 (1:36.46) 229 Stewart Anderson 1:37.37 (1:37.10) 267 Lara Werrett 1:39.02 (1:38.41) 387 Tomas Sterner 1:44.05 (1:43.12) 869 Hannah Doyle 2:00.04 (1:58.31) MILTON KEYNES HALF MARATHON Sunday 4th March Lee Coole's 96.04 ranks her 4th nationally in the over 60 age group for 2012. 1 M Shore (TH&H) 1:12.32 (chip time 1:12.32) 73 Marc Snaith 1:24.26 (1:24.25) 140 Liam Griffin 1:28.18 (1:28.07) 333 Lee Coole 1:36.04 (1:35.50) 1159 Andrew Brown 1:55.39 (1:55.20) THAMES RIVERSIDE 20 miles Sunday 4th March at Putney Bridge Simon Martin reports: "The event, organised by Clapham Chasers, is billed as 'Race or Pace'. Paced groups were set off at two minute intervals with pacers for sub-seven minute milers through to ten minute milers. The course is an out and back along the towpath from Bishops Park by Putney Bridge to a bit past River Lane between Richmond and Ham. The temperature was fine but it rained throughout the race and so the towpath was extremely muddy. It is a small scale event with about 300 places although the conditions meant a number of no-shows from the less hardy on the day! The event was well organised and effectively marshalled by cheery volunteers despite the torrential rain. There was a manned baggage tent at the start/finish, drinks stations every five miles and an abundance of cakes at the finish. I'd recommend this event, either to race or be paced, for anyone doing a Spring marathon." 1 J Tomlinson (B&H) 1:58.26 (actual time 1:58.26) 20 Sean Paynter 2:19.08 (2:17.08) 76 Simon Martin 2:40.31 (2:34.31) BUSHY PARK 10km Sunday 4th March 1 B Barwick (unatt) 36.17 10 Ben Shore 40.35 46 Daniel Chiechi 45.26 64 Gary McKeown 47.00 124 Bronwen Fisher 52.16 INTER-COUNTIES CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 10th March at Cofton Park, Birmingham Estelle Damant was our only representative in the Inter-Counties this year after Ralph Street declined selection to concentrate on the Universities Orienteering Championships. Estelle ran well to finish 66th, fifth counter in the Surrey team that finished just out of the medals in fourth place. Senior Women 8km 1 G Steel (Leics) 26.48 66 Estelle Damant 30.41 FINCHLEY 20 miles incl SPENDLOVE CUP CLUB 20 CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday 11th March at Ruislip Trevor Maguire was untroubled in winning the Spendlove Cup and was also first over 45 to finish. 1 P Martelletti (VP&TH) 1:45:17 20 Trevor Maguire 2:05:29 402 Heather Martingell 3:06:22 497 Penny Merrett 3:59:41 498 Beverley Ali 4:08:25 BATH HALF MARATHON Sunday 11th March Phil Jackson writes: "I was 9th MV60. I met Richard Gregory at the start and also spotted Duncan Mallison. At about mile 4 I was overtaken by a girl wearing a Ranelagh vest too. No idea who she was but she isn't in the results." Richard put in good run for another PB but fell tantalisingly short of cracking the 70 minutes barrier. 1 E Kiptoo (Kenya) 1:02.01 (chip time 1:02.02) 22 Richard Gregory 1:10.19 (1:10.18) 250 Duncan Mallison 1:24.46 (1:24.28) 737 Phil Jackson 1:34.41 (1:34.36) 4475 Sally Bamford 2:01.49 (2:00.51) 6494 John Scally 2:14.03 (2:11.30) TRAFFORD 10km Sunday 11th March at Manchester A PB for our men's Captain. 1 A Ford (Sale) 29.04 74 Marc Snaith 34.25 COLCHESTER HALF MARATHON Sunday 11th March Carl Selya-Hammer writes: "I ran the Colchester Half-Marathon yesterday and finished 9th overall in 1:18:02. Pretty happy about it!" 1 K Skinner (N&EB) 1:08.10 (chip time 1:08.10) 9 Carl Selya-Hammer 1:18.03 (1:18.02) SPRING SPITFIRE 20 miles Sunday 18th March at Dunsfold 1 N Torry (Serp) 1:51.42 (chip time 1:51.42) 96 Chris Brook 2:26.24 (2:26.11) 483 Tom Reay 3:02.09 (3:00.54) 608 Hannah Doyle 3:15.28 (3:13.56) 609 Heather Martingell 3:15.29 (3:13.57) RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd March 1 Unknown 17.41 12 Peter Weir 19.53 37 Tomas Sterner 21.39 48 Daniel Chiechi 22.16 53 Gary McKeown 22.24 109 Ally Salisbury 25.09 110 Rob Kitchen 25.10 179 Peter Lowman 28.53 204 Andrew Brown 30.08 205 Wally Garrod 30.12 210 Martin Clark 30.58 212 Bronwen Northmore 31.04 242 Pat Hewlett 34.39 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd March 1 T Geremew (Eth) 15.36 13 Sean Paynter 17.44 21 James Whistler 18.36 39 David Ready 19.16 53 David Rowe 19.39 147 Adam Wright 21.38 185 Chris Wright 22.24 233 Ian Grange 22.51 460 Mary Hickson 26.11 565 Kirsty Bangham 28.00 611 Vicci Randle 28.50 793 John Hanscomb 35.14 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd March 1 K Macintosh (Wimb W) 17.30 24 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.46 34 Phil Jackson 20.41 44 Elin Mortensen 20.56 70 Gemma Cory 21.59 117 Sue Camp 24.15 119 Lloyd Camp 24.16 155 Tony Clark 26.15 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd March Third place for Bruce McLaren. 1 N Rothwell (Strag) 18.49 3 Bruce McLaren 21.34 18 Melanie Hunter 25.26 31 Molly Smith 32.52 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd March Trevor Maguire was runner-up... 1 B Osborn (Strag) 17.34 2 Trevor Maguire 17.57 13 Chris Camacho 20.38 57 Wiebke Kortum 28.38 59 Janet Turnes 31.29 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd March ...and so was Mark Herbert. 1 S Don (SMR) 18.24 2 Mark Herbert 18.48 81 Danny Hobbs 31.32 83 Cindy Croucher 32.42 OXFORD parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd March 1 G Crone (Fire S) 17.27 32 Evelyn Joslin 26.36 ST ALBANS parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd March 1 J McMurray (St A) 15.49 36 Mike White 25.22 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd March 1 T Corbett (Ealing E) 17.52 71 Phil Aiken 26.39 NONSUCH parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd March 1 R Ward (Belgrave) 16.35 25 Steve Grout 20.52 READING parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd March 1 D Kirk (unatt) 18.04 146 Louise Atkinson 27.19 EASTBOURNE parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd March 1 Unknown 16.58 45 Rob Curtis 26.04 46 Rebecca Hall 26.05 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 4th March 1 J Killip (WSEH) 7.29 16 Euan Sinclair 9.19 33 Livvy Ricketts 10.25 39 Finlay Sinclair 10.48 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 10th March Sean Paynter filled third place. 1 J Flood (Strag) 16.34 3 Sean Paynter 17.31 23 Bill Neely 20.16 29 Stewart Anderson 20.41 30 Tomas Sterner 20.42 59 Daniel Chiechi 21.54 61 Gary McKeown 21.57 62 Karl Garvey 22.04 92 Chris Wright 23.45 109 Rob Kitchen 24.28 118 Louise Davies 25.00 158 Philippa Kitchen 26.48 163 Lorraine Clifton 27.11 193 Val Lowman 28.58 204 Peter Lowman 29.41 235 Bronwen Northmore 31.10 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 10th March 1 J Ellis (Clapham C) 15.57 25 David Rowe 18.10 149 Ian Grange 21.50 486 Tamsin Burland 27.11 611 Edward Josey 29.46 GDYNIA parkrun 5km Saturday 10th March in Poland Peter Fordham reports: "A polished parkrun performance from Ranelagh and a G'day in Gdynia On deciding the Ranelagh men's squad for the parkrun in Gdynia, the Committee went for 'mature and extra mature', comprising Paul Sinton-Hewitt, Peter Fordham, Martin Clark and Wally Garrod. The much younger Jo Sinton-Hewitt represented the ladies. No matter how thoroughly you prepare for such trips, there is always a surprise or shock in waiting. We arrived at the hotel, and were soon presented with a Polish newspaper containing a large picture of Paul. With all the accompanying script in Polish, it could even have been a 'Wanted' poster, if true; one can only surmise that someone wanted to ask him why, around the world are over 17,000 people running in loops and circles every Saturday morning. We may never know! The other incident to report relates to Martin Clark. I issued the itinerary to all before the trip. My warped sense of humour stated 'There would be a compulsory "cool down" in the Baltic after the run'... the locals do it regularly. Martin took me seriously, and despite desperate calls he was away, and by the time the 'rescue squad' led by Wally arrived, he was already well into his strokes. The official water temperature was 1 degree Celsius. Martin emerged from freezing waters reminiscent of those glistening ice sculptures one sees during the winter months in Northern cities. However, after some frantic chiselling and a quick rubdown with diluted anti-freeze, he looked as good as new. The preparation for the parkrun was meticulous and all had copious quantities of Polish dumplings (they came in 6's, 9's and 12's) and Chicken Baltic the night before. At the end of the meal it looked like the squad would be unable to walk to the start, let alone run. However the next morning the results spoke for themselves, and before long, I predict that all parkrunners will be eating Polish dumplings for breakfast I lined up in pole position for the run, something I avoid at Bushy, as I would probably end up as mulch due to the faster, following multitude. Also on the grid were Ingrid and David from the Strugglers, so an immediate and unofficial mob match was arranged with two to score. Ranelagh were convincing winners scoring 3 to their 6. There will be some serious talking in the Hawker Centre changing rooms on how to avenge this defeat in the 'mini-mob' next week. Remarkably every Ranelagh member recorded an age group record for this course. Paul also made the 'podium' in third and Jo was recorded the course record for a lady. There were 18 parkrunners who travelled from the U.K. and we received the warmest of welcomes from the very enthusiastic Poland parkrun team and runners. They also ensured that our weekend was full of activity including a visit to the historic city of Gdansk. The Gdynia parkrun is a beautiful fast, flat course along the promenade and well worth a visit, or otherwise try the Gdansk parkrun. Introduce yourself to the team, they'll be sure to welcome you!" 1 M Kotarski (Bieg) 18.32 3 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.04 14 Peter Fordham 22.12 22 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 23.00 47 Wally Garrod 28.06 48 Martin Clark 28.39 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 10th March Another top three place for Mel Hunter. 1 J Killip (WSEH) 20.09 7 Wyn Williams 23.08 12 Melanie Hunter 24.41 20 Colin Brett 27.18 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 10th March James Whistler led the field. 1 James Whistler 18.01 12 Chris Camacho 20.40 25 Andrew Brown 22.28 26 Simon Taylor 22.31 60 Janet Turnes 30.41 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 10th March 1 Unknown 18.56 46 Phil Aiken 25.32 81 Cindy Croucher 31.53 83 Danny Hobbs 32.07 84 Deirdre Inman 32.08 LEAMINGTON parkrun 5km Saturday 10th March 1 R Brookling (unatt) 17.21 114 Roseanna Cowper 28.10 MILE END parkrun 5km Saturday 10th March 1 M Wise (unatt) 18.18 16 Mike White 25.13 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 10th March 1 R Berry (West 4) 17.24 45 Lloyd Camp 23.35 67 Tony Clark 25.49 ASHTON COURT parkrun 5km Saturday 10th March 1 M Hawthorne (unatt) 18.00 9 Duncan Mallison 19.40 READING parkrun 5km Saturday 10th March 1 C Wilson (Cambuslang) 15.57 145 Louise Atkinson 27.33 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 17th March There was a winning double this week for Ranelagh, thanks to Sean Paynter and Bronwen Fisher. 1 Sean Paynter 17.08 8 Ted Mockett 19.30 20 Stewart Anderson 20.47 31 Duncan Brown 21.32 32 Tomas Sterner 21.35 41 Karl Garvey 21.54 43 Bronwen Fisher 21.56 52 Amrut Sharma 22.15 60 Rachael Holmes 22.39 88 Andrew Brown 24.05 155 Louise Davies 26.44 184 Val Lowman 28.25 215 Peter Lowman 30.39 219 Bronwen Northmore 31.14 220 Christine Goodsell 31.25 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 17th March 1 M Withey (Stroud) 16.12 18 David Rowe 18.15 23 Nick Wright 18.31 46 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.18 88 Adam Wright 20.18 187 Ian Grange 22.09 288 Heather Martingell 23.54 349 Kirsty Bangham 24.47 400 Chris Wright 25.30 460 Mary Hickson 26.24 496 Sharon Rowe 27.01 594 Wally Garrod 28.49 601 Vicci Randle 28.57 762 John Hanscomb 35.43 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 17th March Mel Hunter was the leading woman this week. 1 J Killip (WSEH) 20.07 4 Wyn Williams 23.13 7 Melanie Hunter 24.25 11 Phil Aiken 26.36 25 Pat Hewlett 35.06 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 17th March 1 W Kidgell (Walton) 17.08 23 Alex Fordham 21.20 28 Wiebke Kortum 21.49 32 Peter Fordham 23.11 35 Jar O'Brien 23.16 71 Martin Clark 29.06 72 Janet Turnes 29.31 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 17th March 1 J Harris (Woking) 18.07 73 Danny Hobbs 30.29 75 Cindy Croucher 30.42 82 Deirdre Inman 33.09 BLACK PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 17th March 1 D McGuigan (Harrow) 16.55 6 Mark Herbert 19.18 55 Michelle Davies 22.25 57 Lee Davies 22.31 HAMPSTEAD HEATH parkrun 5km Saturday 17rd March 1 T Nicholson (Morn C) 18.22 29 Phil Jackson 22.24 54 Lloyd Camp 25.00 68 Sue Camp 26.16 84 Tony Clark 27.54 READING parkrun 5km Saturday 17th March 1 M Trees (Belgrave) 17.39 127 Louise Atkinson 27.47 NETLEY ABBEY parkrun 5km Saturday 17th March 1 S Marcer (Southamton) 18.11 42 Rob Curtis 23.06 53 Rebecca Hall 23.37 FINALLY... Thanks to Pete Mulholland for finding this great mix of historical - mostly Olympic - marathons: Video. Included are the likes of Kolehmainen (1920 Olympic champion), Cabrera (1948), Zatopek (1952), Mimoun (1956), Bikila (1960 and 1964) and more recent winners.