Newsdesk 2012


*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 379 1 July 2012 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Successful Richmond 10km * Winners John Gilbert (Kent AC) and Sandra Wilson (Serpentine RC) * Leading Ranelagh finishers Peter Haarer and Marie Synnott-Wells * Ranelagh retains the Mob Match trophy in the Wedding Day 7km. * Darryl McDonald and Marie Synnott-Wells lead our teams. * Martin Halvey finishes 3rd in the Forest Marathon * Colin Brett, Richard Adams and Simon Martin win the team race in The Wall 112km Ultra * parkrun placings for Gemma Cory, Mark Herbert, Nick Wright, Jane Craigie-Payne, Andy Bickerstaff and Iain Wilson * Next Road Grand Prix event - the Elmore 7 miles on Saturday 14th July * Junior coaching every Tuesday ATTENTION PLEASE **************** SUBSCRIPTIONS... ...are overdue! The rates are unchanged at £40 for seniors, £20 for second-claim members and those who are retired and over 60, £10 for under 20s and students and non-running members. There is also a £70 family membership. Post your cheque to Membership Secretary, Ranelagh Harriers, 135a Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AA or leave it in an envelope at the clubhouse. A Standing Order form is available from our website here: or e-mail the Membership Secretary aachrisowens@yahoo.co.uk for Bank Transfer details or any other queries. JUNIOR COACHING We are pleased to have a Tuesday night Junior Squad being led by Richard Xerri at 6pm - 7pm. Richard, the current Surrey U13 and U15 XC manager brings many years of experience and racing to the club. His emphasis is on fun and building a young healthy society through grit and hard work!! 11 years upwards. All welcome. ROAD GRAND PRIX Friday's Wedding Day 7km was the seventh race in our Road GP and the up-to-date scoreboard is, thanks to Ken Powley, up on our website here:. Leaders are Darryl McDonald (Open and Men Over 40), Phil Jackson (Men Over 50), Marie Synnott-Wells (Women and Women Over 40) and Sally Bamford (Women Over 50). Already no fewer than 126 members have completed at least one GP race.. CHRIS BRASHER MEMORIAL PONDS RUN Tuesday 3rd July As a break from our normal Tuesday training, we break up into groups and set off to visit as many of the ponds in the Park as possible. The total number depends on whom you talk to (or follow) - somewhere between 21 and 24. 7pm start. COAD CUP 5 miles handicap Tuesday 10th July followed by AGM in the clubhouse Another diversion from Tuesday training is provided by our summer 5 miles cross-country handicap. All members are welcome. 7pm start. Handicapper Mike Rowland writes: "The Coad Cup handicap takes place on the evening of Tuesday 10th July. It is now the most popular handicap in our fixture list and attracts a large number of guests and new members. It's great to see such big fields but it does prove to be very hard work for me as handicapper because, of course, the majority of the guests would not have been given a handicap in advance. So, to help me, would members please let me know of friends or relatives who may want to run, together with an idea of their probable times for, say, a 5k or a 10k. Similarly new members planning to take part who have not run a club race before. Many thanks. Contact Mike mike_rowland@fsmail.net ." ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The club's Annual General Meeting takes place in the clubhouse as soon as possible after the completion of the Coad Cup on Tuesday 10th July. All members are welcome. The agenda and reports should already have reached you but if not please contact the Newsletter Editor. COMPANY REQUESTED Geoffrey Wright writes: " I am planning on a couple of upcoming running events and I wanted to see if any other Ranelagh Harriers were interested in joining me for a bit of insanity. Royal Parks Ultra Marathon on 7th October. 50km through London: www.royalparksultra.com/ Teams of two are expected to raise a minimum of £1000 for the Royal Parks Foundation. I am wondering if any Ranelagh Harriers are interested in joining me for some fundraising and a 50km run. Isle of Wight Date still to be confirmed but probably late August or early September I am thinking about running around the Island over three days...roughly 50km per day for the first two days and less on the third. Day 1 - Drive to Island and run Ryde to Yarmouth Day 2 - Yarmouth to Ventnor (or Shanklin) Day 3 - Back to Ryde and drive back to London Staying in pubs/B&B's each night. I'm planning on carrying my own gear for the three days, but I may have my kit bag transported to the end point each day. I would love to have someone to run with during the day if anyone is interested. Contact Geoffrey geoffrey.wright@xerox.com ." ROWING MACHINE Andy Hayward writes: "I have a Carl Lewis Rowing Machine which I no longer need. It is quite compact and does not take up much room and when not in use can stand on its side. I can bring it to the clubhouse for collection and it is going free to a good home. I also have a set of free weights with bar, and the same applies. Anyone interested can call me on 07749 204242 or e-mail at andrewhayward@catalinare.com." RANELAGH AT THE OLYMPICS Scott Overall and Stuart Hayes, who both ran for Ranelagh as juniors, have been selected for the 2012 Olympics team, Scott in the Marathon and Stuart in the Triathlon. Others who have competed for the club in the past were less fortunate: Modern Pentathlete Heather Fell, a medallist in the last Olympics, failed to make the cut this time, as did Sharon Laws in the cycling road race. Three days after receiving the news Sharon won the national road race title at Ampleforth. "I don't think this is adequate consolation, but it will certainly help," she said. "It was my big dream, I really wanted to go." Also making cycling news was Jenny Lloyd-Jones who at 41 was the surprise winner of the National 50 miles Time Trial in wet conditions in Cornwall. SWLAN NEWS Latest Network news from Kate Brook: Coaching courses - Coach in Running Fitness Course - funded by SLWAN for members. To book contact kate.brook@swlan.org.uk Date: 6 Oct 12 to 7 Oct 12 Venue: St Mary's University College Twickenham TW1 4SX Booking Deadline: 28 Sept 12 Click here for more information 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 Tuesday 3rd July Chris Brasher Memorial Ponds Run 7pm start Tuesday 10th July Coad Cup 5 miles handicap in Richmond Park. 7pm start. Followed by the AGM in the clubhouse. Saturday 14th July Elmore 7 miles. 2pm start. Details and entry form:, on-line entry: Sunday 22nd July Elmbridge 10km. 9am start. Details and entry:. 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 Crane Park Near the Hospital Bridge Roundabout on the A316 in Twickenham 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 *************** RICHMOND 10km Sunday 24th June Race Director Niall O'Connor writes: "There were 620 entries with 468 runners making it to the start line. Thanks to the efforts of all our marshals, all made it safely around the course. Once the overnight rain cleared it promised ideal racing conditions, however the wind picking up a few minutes into the race made PBs unlikely. At the front 11 runners finished in sub 34 minutes compared to 22 in 2011. The race itself was a masterclass in distance running from Kent's John Gilbert who won in 31:03. The former England half-marathon champion finished 1:23 ahead of his clubmate Christopher Greenwood. Highgate's Henry Dodwell (a man with plenty of xc team medals in his pocket) was 3rd in 33:03 (8 seconds faster than his 11th place last year). Haarer the Harrier was the first Ranelagh man home in 33:10. Excellent running for all runners, not least a V40 - keep it going Peter! Sandra Wilson (Serpentine) led the ladies home in 35:53, just over a minute ahead of Lauren Steward (Woodford Green and Essex Ladies) with Highgate's Katie Meredith placing 3rd in 37:28. The first Ranelagh lady, in 11th was Marie S-W who also nabbed the V45 title (I sure she'll appreciate me highlighting her age!) in 40:54. About thirty of you volunteered to marshal on the course so I was able to fill the critical positions to ensure a safe race but was still short of a few hands. I ended up enlisting some 'innocent' bystanders to help with the chip-cutting - not a critical role but every non-returned chip costs the club £1.25 - while John Herries doubled up from lead bike to marshal at the final bend when he noticed that we were short. As an indication of how tricky it is to recruit marshals it's worth noting that approximately 20% of all marshals were non-Ranelagh. In 2013 I'm intent on focusing on improving this area - it gets too stressful chasing people two days before the race, and there are plenty of people in the club who could assist! There were a couple of incidents - one lady sat in the ambulance at the finish just to get her breath back. She was fine after a few minutes. After the cleanup I listened to an irate driver complain about runners refusing to stay on the pavement and then abusing him when he beeped. It's hard to know how to respond in situations like that, but after hearing him out (which took a while) he was gracious enough to confirm the matter was closed and he wasn't holding the club responsible. Overall, I'm happy that the race went smoothly and safely. I would like to have seen a few more entries given the effort that people put into organising the race, but if there were the 581 that finished in 2011 plus fine weather we would have been swamped at the end. There's plenty for me to mull over for 2013 - unless any of you want to take over as race director! Finally, there are plenty of mugs from the race at the clubhouse - help yourselves." Our thanks go to Niall for his efforts in putting together another successful event. One of the reasons that we were a little short of marshals was that more than 80 Ranelagh Harriers entered the race, which must be a record. 63 actually took part, plus David Wright and Neil Walford in the colours of their first claim clubs. The very last entry was Duncan Bell, as always a welcome visitor on a brief look-in from Northern Ireland. Dinger ran well as our second man home in 35.10 just ahead of Carl Selya-Hammer. On the other hand, the very last arrival was Peter Haarer who reached the race HQ about ten minutes before the start and was still fumbling with numbers, pins, chips and tags as everyone else disappeared towards the start. Who needs a warm-up? Peter was one of several to take advantage of a free massage after the race. He writes: "The Italian lady offering sports massage was Monica Salutari, who lives in Twickenham. Her contact phone number is 07432143976." Peter, Duncan and Carl won the second team prizes behind Kent AC. Nick Wright cracked 37 minutes with Ted Mockett just outside and also inside 40 were Ian Kenton, Martin Halvey, Peter Faull and Andy Bickerstaff. Behind Marie, Elin Mortensen was our second woman home ahead of Sally Dell and Wiebke Kortum. Following the race thirty or so members and family returned to the clubhouse for an excellent barbecue organised by Andy Hayward and Michele Gibson, with beer as usual provided by Mike White. WEDDING DAY 7km Friday 29th June in Bushy Park The Wedding Day race took place a month earlier than usual in order to avoid the Olympics but was as popular as ever with over 400 finishers including more than fifty from Ranelagh. Our mob was plenty big enough for us to retain the Father Onn Mob Match Trophy for the club with the greatest number of finishers, excluding organisers the Stragglers. Darryl McDonald shook off the injury he picked up at the Dorking 10 to lead our pack in a strong 7th place, but was beaten by a few seconds for the first vet prize. Marie Synnott-Wells made no mistake in the W45 category and took the top spot, but otherwise it was a case of near-misses from the prize list: Paul Sinton-Hewitt was 3rd over 50, Phil Jackson and Wyn Wiliams were 4th and 6th over 60s and Sonia Rowland was 3rd over 55. Behind Darryl the Ted Mockett / Nick Wright personal duel continued with Ted coming out ahead this time by six seconds. Marie was our first woman home, matching Darryl in 7th place but Elin Mortensen was not far behind and Gemma Cory and Karen Weir were chasing Elin. SOUTH DOWNS WAY MARATHON RELAY Saturday 9th June Phil Jackson writes: "Two teams of Ranelagh Harriers travelled down into deepest Sussex to compete in the South Downs Marathon Relay. It was a lovely day and we were all relieved that the rain had not materialised. The course is very undulating with many long, fierce up-hill sections which sap your strength and eventually remove the will to live. Most of it is off road and after the recent rain there was plenty of surface water and quite a bit of mud and clay to negotiate. If you have the time and wit to notice it, the course travels through the most beautiful countryside but if you are not going up a hill then you're on top of the downs and running into a very strong head wind. Each leg seems to go up for the first few miles, then along the top and finishes off with a long, exhilarating, sweeping downhill section. After the first two legs, Team Wiebke was well in front of Team Mike but Mark Herbert, working very hard, caught up and got Team Mike in front by just 16 seconds. It was all set up for a close race between Amrut and Michelle but very unfortunately a marshal sent Michelle the wrong way which cost her over a mile and about 8 minutes. Team Wiebke were the Ranelagh winners but Team Mike didn't hold a grudge and very kindly let us share the champagne and the BBQ. A fantastic day out, highly recommended and maybe we could put out more Ranelagh teams next year." 1 Reading 2:58.04 10 Ranelagh Team Wiebke 3:27.54 23 Ranelagh Team Mike 3:36.30 Stage 1 7.7m Phil Jackson (W) 58.47 Lee Davies (M) 61.23 Stage 2 5.5m Wiebke Kortum (W) 39.57 Mike White (M) 44.23 Stage 3 7.5m Mark Herbert (M) 52.23 Elin Mortensen (W) 60.41 Stage 4 5.5m Amrut Sharma (W) 48.29 Michelle Davies (M) 57.31 St ALBANS HALF MARATHON Sunday 10th June 1 M Ryall (VP&TH) 1:14.44 (chip time 1:14.43 485 Louise Piears 1:47.10 (1:46.06) 1689 Marina Quayle 2:15.08 (n/a) MARATHON WINDOWS TOUR OF EPSOM and EWELL Monday 11th - Friday 15th June Phil Aiken completed the five races in five days tour. Race 1 - Monday 11th June at Horton Country Park 1 A Hawkins (E&E) 17.42 37 Phil Aiken 23.13 Race 2 - Tuesday 12th June at Nonsuch Park 1 D Norman (Strag) 20.12 37 Phil Aiken 26.47 Race 3 - Wednesday 13th June at Hogsmill Open Space 1 A Hawkins (E&E) 20.20 39 Phil Aiken 27.23 Race 4 - Thursday 14th June at Nonsuch Park 1 D Norman (Strag) 14.34 44 Phil Aiken 19.19 Race 5 - Friday 15th June at Nescot Playing Fields 1 D Norman (Strag) 21.45 33 Phil Aiken 29.02 Overall 1 D Norman (Strag) 94.47 27 Phil Aiken 125.44 FOREST MARATHON Saturday 16th June at Portumna, Ireland Martin Halvey reports: "I ran the Forest marathon on the 16th of June in Portumna, County Galway. There was also a 100km and a 50 km but I ran the shorter 42.1km. It was a looped course of just over 5km,which I ran eight times. I think those on the 100km run had time to establish some form of relationship, as there was also a section of the course where you could observe runners coming against you. My time was 2 hours 55 minutes and 42 seconds. A pleasant run." 1 P Mooney (Ireland) 2:48.02 3 Martin Halvey 2:55.42 MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles Sunday 17th June at Holmwood 1 N Hodges (DMV) 28.46 32 James Barber 38.37 40 David Goodsell 40.02 78 Lynne Barber 47.26 93 Stacey Barber 53.13 One lap (2.5 miles) 1 S Robertshaw (DMV) 21.01 6 Christine David 31.38 7 Penny Merrett 31.39 EPSOM 10km Sunday 17th June Wally Garrod was the first (of two!) over 70s. 1 J Parslow (Dacorum) 32.56 207 Wally Garrod 60.56 HAM RIVERSIDE TRAIL CHALLENGE Tuesday 19th June 1 R Barrett (BAOC) 41.26 6 Bruce McLaren 50.26 THE WALL 2-DAY ULTRA RUN Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June from Carlisle to Gateshead on Hadrian's Wall Colin Brett reports: "Day 1 52km Three soft southerners boarded trains heading north on Friday 22nd of June oblivious of the severe weather and flood warnings banding around Cumbria. Carlisle was our destination and the start of The Wall Ultra Marathon resembled the streets of Venice, the locals enjoying piggy back rides with the fire brigade and inflatables impersonating gondolas. 259 nervous looking arctic explorers in trainers lined up for the briefing and start inside the walls of Carlisle Castle. Can't say I heard a word of the briefing or even the start, it was far too windy and the weather was shocking! But hey, a bloke took off on his mountain bike and we followed. To our amazement within 400 metres we were in the lead group and had lost sight of our feet as we waded through knee deep water for about a kilometre. Still only 50k to go with wet feet, smashing! We ploughed on, always heading east towards our destination the mighty Fort Vindolanda. OK it's a pile of rocks and I've never heard of it before either. Still east we went, the three of us pretty much sticking together through the first couple of check points. The rain never relented and the wind was generally on our backs. I think we had covered about 40k before someone asked has anyone seen a Wall? Nope, was the general consensus. Still east we trotted through bog and field, road and stream and my least favourite section through a flooded farm yard with just a little too much floating cow poo for comfort. I shouldn't have worried, Simon would have a product to counter the problem; Simon has lots of product by the way. The rain and wind did not relent all day, and was beginning to take its toll as we approached the last 5k of the day, Simon started to feel the first signs of cramp - probably a bit worse than that as I heard him yelp at least five times. Still in true team spirit Richard and I left him and took off for the finish of day one. In truth it was actually just too painful to stop. We all finished day one within a couple of minutes of each other and much to our surprise still well up the field and the leading team for three combined times. 1 D Thomas 4:04.51 10 Richard Adams 5:05.06 11 Colin Brett 5:05.12 12 Simon Martin 5:06.58 Camped, rained, wet, smelly (not Simon, lots of product), more rain, lots of food (Snickers for Richard, apparently that's all he eats and is his first name Richard being an afterthought of his parents). You learn a lot on an Ultra. Day 2 60km "I was pleasantly surprised to be feeling pretty good on the start line but nerves were back as it's even longer today. Ouch, the first km was pretty much straight up, scrambling on hands and knees through gorse. It's still raining. We were immediately in the lead group of twelve runners and the rain abated after an hour or so. The layers started to come off for the first time and we all got into our stride, knocking off the kilometres at a steady rate. By 30km Simon just needed to ease off the pace a bit as he didn't want a repeat of the previous day's cramp so Richard and I forged on ever east for Gateshead and more Snickers. The profile was kinder today with fewer hills and fewer cattle grids, just lots of kilometres. By 45km it was Richard's turn to ease up a little with a sore knee and I found myself in a group of one - probably fitting as I'd skipped the shower the previous night! It was an easy route to follow despite a couple of scares when I couldn't remember the last couple of kms and frantically looked for signs of our route. At 51km for the first time I thought 'I'm going to do this', thought of my wife and kids, cried, my Garmin ran out, camel pack dried up, gave myself a good talking to and ran 9km loving the feeling of fatigue and achievement. The bridges of Gateshead came into sight, perfect timing it was beer o'clock! 1 S Medd (Gateshead) 4:59.07 7 Colin Brett 6:00.46 8 Richard Adams 6:13.33 9 Simon Martin 6:23.38 Overall 1 S Medd (Gateshead) 9:06.28 7 Colin Brett 11:05.58 8 Richard Adams 11:18.39 9 Simon Martin 11:30.36 1st team: Ranelagh Harriers...... awesome experience!" Our intrepid heroes competed in the Challenger Class. In the Expert Class - where runners cover the whole 112km in one day - second-claim member Chris Illman was the winner in a time of 10:10.06. NORTH DEVON MARATHON Sunday 24th June at Woolacombe Hilly and off-road! 1 J Ward (Bideford) 3:03.51 (chip time 3:03.50) 16 Mark Herbert 3:59.57 (3:59.56) SRI CHINMOY SELF TRANSCENDENCE 3 x 1 mile relay Monday 25th June at Battersea Park Phil Jackson reports: "Three of us entered as the Ranelagh Harriers team with me running the first leg, Gemma Cory the second and Elin Berstad Mortensen the third. It was a lovely evening and the start was crowded with other teams, most of whom seemed to come from London Frontrunners, Clapham Pioneers and inevitably, Serpentine. The course goes straight out along Carriage Drive South at the bottom of the park for half a mile, round a tree on a small roundabout and then back to the start. Before the start we were introduced to the special guests, Ashrita Furman (holder of the most records in the Guinness Book of Records- 149. He skipped rather than ran) and Barefoot Ted (hero of the book Born to Run). The race started, as usual, with me being left behind by most of the other runners, many of whom had set off far too fast and within about 400 meters had slowed down significantly. I picked a few off before handing over to Gemma, who, with her stylish and focused finish picked off a few more before handing over to the Gunnersbury Express. Elin was our fastest runner and picked more people off to give us a total time of 18.24 for the three miles. The field was very strong so we were all very pleased with our 27th place out of 48 teams. As usual, it was a delightful event with a super, positive atmosphere. I've never done a race like that before and I can't wait to do it again (next one is August 2nd). Highly recommended. Fastest leg was by James Ellis of Clapham Chasers with 4.39. Alan Davidson was also there, recording 6.38 for a scratch team that finished 33rd. 1 Clapham Chasers 14.19 27 Ranelagh 18.24 Phil Jackson 6.08 Gemma Cory 6.14 Elin Mortensen 6.02 HAMMERSMITH RIVERSIDE 3.3 miles Handicap Tuesday 26th June Alan Davidson reports: "It was hot and sunny for the Hammersmith Riverside handicap but the we looked more like cross-country runners as the towpath part had a lot of mud and puddles. Victoria Carter (Serpentine) 21.33 prevailed, I was 6th fastest in 24.32". RAVENS QUARTERLY 5km Thursday 28th June at Wapping 1 H Wyber (WG&EL) 16.51 29 Chris Read 21.01 39 Alan Davidson 24.15 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 29th June in Hyde Park 1 J Laing (Hill) 16.21 100 Alan Davidson 22.45 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd June Ted Mockett's 17.50 PB in 11th place was omitted from the original results. RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 16th June Gemma Cory was the leading woman this week. 1 S Winter (SoC) 18.04 5 Peter Weir 18.46 36 Phil Jackson 21.27 37 Alberto Esguevillas 21.27 39 Andy Woodhouse 21.42 40 Gemma Cory 21.44 58 Eugenio Carmo 22.38 61 Amrut Sharma 22.46 115 Dianne Oliver 24.57 125 Clive Naish 25.26 145 Louise Davies 26.49 174 Stacey Barber 28.23 175 Lynne Barber 28.23 177 Andrew Brown 28.25 179 Michael Sikora 28.30 208 Kate Woodhouse 30.31 237 Claire French 33.35 243 Pat Hewlett 35.06 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 16th June 1 A Jackson (Sitting)) 16.13 11 David Rowe 18.08 94 Simon Rothwell 21.01 220 Ian Grange 23.13 273 Kirsty Bangham 24.07 296 Jose Scheuer 24.30 586 Vicci Randle 28.52 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 16th June Mark Herbert secured his first win at Crane Park, with Andy Bickerstaff in second place. Jane Craigie-Payne was the second woman home. 1 Mark Herbert 18.51 2 Andy Bickerstaff 19.23 6 Alex Fordham 21.01 13 Jane Craigie-Payne 23.07 19 Chris Wright 23.58 21 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 24.34 22 Peter Fordham 24.34 29 Melanie Hunter 25.40 49 Bronwen Northmore 32.01 51 Tanya Allen 32.34 53 Deirdre Inman 32.48 LOWER HUTT parkrun 5km Saturday 16th June parkrun has reached New Zealand and Paul S-H was there to check it out. 1 J Culver (Wain) 17.37 4 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.47 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 16th June Nick Wright was the winner and Iain Wilson was third. 1 Nick Wright 17.52 3 Iain Wilson 18.38 14 Chris Camacho 21.11 34 Alan Davidson 23.38 45 Hannah Doyle 25.28 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 16th June 1 R Brookling (unatt) 17.32 38 Rob Curtis 24.41 63 David Bell 28.09 NETLEY ABBEY parkrun 5km Saturday 16th June 1 J Sawyer (Stubb) 17.40 43 Mike White 24.49 CRYSTAL PALACE parkrun 5km Saturday 16th June 1 S Thackeray (Beck) 17.44 43 Phil Aiken 25.16 KILLERTON parkrun 5km Saturday 16th June 1 M Musgrove (Exmouth) 18.21 21 Steve Rowland 23.42 22 Sonia Rowland 23.43 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd June 1 N Pollock (Kent) 17.04 5 Peter Weir 18.35 29 Sean Paynter 21.42 32 Eugenio Carmo 21.50 59 Amrut Sharma 23.11 135 Tomas Sterner 26.25 173 Rob Kitchen 28.11 177 Michael Sikora 28.25 187 Philippa Kitchen 28.54 245 Pat Hewlett 35.10 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd June 1 A Jackson (Sitting)) 16.10 10 David Rowe 18.06 76 Simon Rothwell 20.42 163 Adam Wright 22.23 173 Ian Grange 22.37 253 Jose Scheuer 23.51 348 Kate Brook 25.09 519 Vicci Randle 27.42 601 Sharon Rowe 29.45 602 Kirsty Bangham 29.45 683 John Hanscomb 32.50 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd June 1 R Brookling (unatt) 17.08 37 Lynne Barber 31.01 38 Christine David 31.07 44 Deirdre Inman 32.59 45 Cindy Croucher 32.59 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd June 1 J Chang (26.2) 18.34 15 Chris Camacho 21.02 71 Janet Turnes 29.51 OLD DEER parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd June 1 H Paisley (unatt) 21.53 16 Deborah Blakemore 32.11 17 Lorna Smith 32.11 ST PETERS parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd June Paul S-H moved on to Sydney, Australia. 1 M Morgan (Belgrave) 17.25 7 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 18.58 ALLY PALLY parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd June 1 C Iles (unatt) 19.08 9 Phil Aiken 23.05 FINALLY... From the Daily Mirror: An Olympics fan has changed his name by deed poll to include the names of twelve sporting legends. Office worker Thomas Manly, 28, has officially changed his name to Thomas Steve Redgrave Matthew Pinsent Linford Christie Ian Thorpe Daley Thompson Chris Hoy Seb Coe Carl Lewis Steve Ovett Jonathan Edwards Ben Ainslie Usain Bolt Manly. The Birmingham resident paid just £33 for the privilege, saying that he wanted to mark the Olympics with something he'd never forget. "It's not every year we get the Olympic Games - it is history in the making and I wanted to be part of it," he said, "So I thought what better way to mark the occasion than with something that would stick with me for life." He added: "I've never had one favourite athlete. Steve Redgrave is one of the best-ever Olympians but he can't run the 100 metres. This way I can commemorate everyone, all of the greats. People think I'm a bit wacky but I don't care." His friend said: "When we were sitting in the pub one day he told us what he planned to do. Everybody just laughed at him. But then he brought in his form - we were stunned. We all think it's brilliant though." On why he didn't include a female athlete's name, Manly added: "I didn't really want to go around saying I've got a girl's name." A UK Deed Poll spokeswoman said: "In this exciting year we are delighted to help celebrate Olympic greats."