Newsdesk 2012


*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 386 4 October 2012 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Rob Kitchen wins the Page Cup * Fastest times by Darryl McDonald and Becky Hall * Ranelagh women finish 25th in South of England Road Relay * parkrun placings for Elin Berstad Mortensen, Simon Burrell and Paul Sinton-Hewitt * Last chance to enter the Surrey Vets Championships * First Surrey League races on Saturday 20th October ATTENTION PLEASE **************** Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. FIXTURE CARDS Our winter fixtures for 2012/13 are up on our website here: - but if you'd like a printed fixtures card please collect one at the clubhouse. SURREY VETERANS' CHAMPIONSHIPS The Surrey Vets Championship take place on Saturday 13th October starting at 2.30pm for the 6km event for women and men over 60, and at 3pm for the over 40 and over 50 men's 10km. They are held on our courses in Richmond Park but are organised by Surrey Athletics, so entries have to be made in advance. Reply to this e-mail by return if you're interested. Entries on the day are accepted but will cost you a fiver and you will not be eligible for the team. SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUE DIVISION 1 Saturday 20th October Both our men's and women's teams have been beset by injuries and illnesses this summer and we may find it tough going in the League this year. It's vital that we get off to as good a start as we can, so we need everyone who might make the scoring team to be at the start on Wimbledon Common if they possibly can. It's ten to count in the men's race (3pm start) and five in the women's (12 noon start). Map: Kingston Vale . NEW JUNIOR PARKRUN John Ricketts writes: "The inaugural 2km Savill Garden Juniors parkrun is being held this Sunday 7th October at 09:30 at the Savill Garden car park. Anyone under 14 on 1 September can run. If they do not already have a parkrun barcode they need to go to www.parkrun.org.uk/savillgardenjuniors and register there, and then bring their barcode on the day. Directions to Savill Garden and a description of the course are on the website. Any adults wanting to volunteer to help with the parkrun should contact john.ricketts@lilly.com. The event will be held on the first Sunday of the month at 09:30 and offers juniors an alternative to the Bushy Park Junior parkrun." CHRISTMAS PARTY at the Richmond Hill Hotel 144-150 Richmond Hill, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, TW10 6RW. Tel. 020 8940 2247 Saturday 15th December 2012 at 7.00pm * Dinner 3 courses and wine - choice of food at booking - see brochure link page 4 * Dancing - disc jockey * Price 45 To reserve your place........ Email Michele Gibson micheleagibson@hotmail.com or text Michele 07703 518 956 or grab me at the club on Tuesdays and Wednesdays!!! Cheque payable to Ranelagh Harriers and give to Michele Gibson - NO paying on night. Please either leave cheque payment in envelope at the club or post to Michele Gibson, 107 Elm Road New Malden, Surrey KT3 3HN. Extra notes from Michele: "I need to have people's food choices NOW. The menus can be seen at the clubhouse, there are two on the main table next to the Christmas Party list or by accessing the link to the Richmond Hill Hotel brochure as above. Let me know if you have any special dietary requirements. We have 14 places left at £45 per person - a total of 70 people. Any booking after that will be charged at £50 per person. We are looking at subsidising the cost for older members, but this will be discussed at the next committee meeting." ELIN BERSTAD MORTENSEN writes... "...a few words from one Ranelagh Harrier who has returned safely to Norway. I want you all to know just how thankful I am for having become a Ranelagh Harrier. Training in such an amazing atmosphere as our club's has transformed me into a runner and really changed my life. I know it sounds cheesy, but I really mean that. I love running, training, racing and socialising with you guys and I will miss you. I also want to thank you for the love you put into my leaving do; thank you for the cards and all the beautiful words, I will cherish them. Secondly, I have to say that moving across the pond will not mean cutting the ties! I'll even keep returning. I've already decided to come for the Christmas party and hope to see many of you there. Finally, an invitation. I know that you plan your race season early and I wish to invite you to come over to Oslo for next year's marathon, around the 20th of Sep 2013. I already know that some of you are interested and I would be pleased to be Ranelagh's woman in Oslo and help find suitable accommodation, a post-race restaurant etc. So, check out the 2012marathon website: www.oslomaraton.no/en and get in touch with me if you're interested. In addition to the full marathon, there is a half marathon, a 10k and a 3k. I'll send a reminder around the time when the 2013 event registration opens. Also, let's keep in touch: elinberstadmortensen@gmail.com. My very best! xxx Elin" ABINGDON MARATHON SPONSORSHIP Howard Gleave writes: "I have entered the Abingdon Marathon on 21st October to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Sobell House Hospice near Oxford. I have had only eleven weeks' notice, three of them the 'taper', after a hamstring injury in February forced me out of the London Marathon. Eight weeks training isn't really long enough but I'm aiming to get under three hours, or as close to it as I possibly can. I am sure that we all know people who have, or have had, cancer. It will affect one in three of us at some time in our lives. Astonishing. A very close friend of mine of 37 years died from melanoma last April in Sobell House Hospice. The hospice does fantastic work to care for the terminally ill and their families. I wanted to do something positive and when the marathon opportunity cropped up, I jumped at it. Basically, I'm going to be busting a gut for any money you donate, so if you like the people you sponsor to suffer for their cause, then this is the one for you! The donation link is here:. Times are hard at the moment and we all have financial pressures. Please don't be put off by the mainly large donations I have attracted to date. These are mostly from close family and friends of those who have died. More small donations will have the same effect. Thanks in advance." SPORTS MASSAGE Hannah Fernando writes: "Are any of you in need of a SPORTS MASSAGE? I have recently started a sports massage service at Wimbledon Park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. I'm offering an intro rate of £10 for half an hour over the next couple of weeks. Whether you are injured and would like an assessment/treatment or if you are just in need of a general sports massage feel free to contact me. My number is 07894 227947 or email hannah_fernando@hotmail.com. Treatment takes place at the athletics club house in front of Wimbledon Park athletics track." 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 are welcome, if you know any youngsters who might have been inspired by the Olympics, please bring them along. SWLAN NEWS Kate Brook sends details of two upcoming courses: Athletics Leader Course Venue: St Mary's University College, Twickenham TW1 4SX Date: Saturday 17th November 2012 Time: 9-5pm Cost: Free to SWLAN Member clubs Closing date: Friday 26th October 2012 To book, contact kate.brook@swlan.org.uk Who should attend? Anyone thinking about helping out the coaches at your club's junior sessions. The course is particularly aimed at parents, carers, grandparents or young leaders over 16 years of age. What will you learn? You will learn the basic principles of running, jumping and throwing along with lots of activity ideas through the use of task cards. Endurance Running Nutrition Workshop - Eating to Run or Running to Eat? Venue: St Mary's University College, Twickenham TW1 4SX Date: Wednesday 28th November 7:30pm - 9.30pm Cost: £5 Is what you are eating helping your endurance running performance? Does what and when you eat help your recover? Are you eating the right thing at the right time? This interactive workshop is designed to help you find out! Combination of presentation and practical tasks is suitable for all coaches and athletes involved in all levels of endurance running. To book, contact kate.brook@swlan.org.uk VOLUNTEERS FOR MSc RESEARCH PROJECT Sue Camp writes: "I am studying (with a colleague - Ryre Cornish) the effects of physical performance on the depletion of micronutrients - vitamins and minerals. We are looking for 20 male runners in the Greater London area between the ages of 25 and 50 who are currently running a minimum of 5 sessions/hours per week. We are also looking for 20 male sedentary subjects in the Greater London area between the ages of 25 and 50 as a control group who do less than 1 hour per week of exercise. They will be required to: * Complete a questionnaire, which will include information on their current health and lifestyle * Complete a detailed 3-day food diary which will include 2 weekdays and 1 weekend day * Provide a once-off blood sample to be tested at Biolab, a respected London laboratory, at no cost to them. Volunteers should contact me by phone 0778 447 5777 or by email to: sue-camp@ac.cnelm.co.uk or sue.camp01@gmail.com." DEREK CROOKES Derek Crookes died on 26th September after a prolonged period of ill-health. Derek had been a member of Belgrave Harriers for over 50 years but was better known in the wider athletics community for his tireless work for the Surrey County AA and the South of the Thames Cross Country Association. At various times he was President of both associations as well as of Belgrave Harriers. He was Secretary to the South of Thames CCA for an amazing 31 years and was also the county road running secretary and team manager. The funeral will take place at 3pm on Friday 12th October at the North East Surrey Crematorium, Lower Morden Lane, Morden SM4 4NU and afterwards at The Morden Brook close by. Donations to Dementia UK via cash/cheques donated on the day or through online donations at www.justgiving.com/DerekCrookes. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 / e-mail Marc and Chris ranelagh.men@gmail.com or the women's team managers ranelagh.women@gmail.com Sunday 7th October MABAC League 5 miles at Nonsuch Park. 10am start. Details:. Saturday 13th October Surrey Vets Championships in Richmond Park -women and men over 60 6km at 2.30pm, other men 10km at 3pm. Saturday 20th October Surrey League Division 1 at Kingston Vale. Women at 12 noon followed by junior races, men at 3pm preceded by juniors. Sunday 21st October Cabbage Patch 10 miles road race at Twickenham. Details:. Saturday 27th October Lee Cup mob match v Orion Harriers at Chingford. 2.30pm 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 Crane Park Near the Hospital Bridge Roundabout on the A316 in Twickenham Other venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.com 2km junior parkruns for under 14s take place on the first Sunday of each month from Bushy Park's Teddington Gate (11am start) and from Savill Garden car park, Windsor Great Park (9.30am start). WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** SOUTH OF ENGLAND ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September at Aldershot Our women's team finished in a solid 25th place in the championship (27th overall behind two ineligible teams). Estelle Damant ran the opener and in a high quality field came home 23rd in 14.08, the seventh fastest Ranelagh time on this course. To Gemma Cory went the unenviable task of taking over from Estelle and although losing a few places she hung on well for a sub-16 minutes clocking on the rolling 2.39 miles / 3.85km circuit. Marie Synnott-Wells gained a place on the third lap and on anchor Elin Berstad Mortensen passed another four. Very sadly this was Elin's final race before returning to Norway. In the men's race we had only a token representation of three runners. Women 1 Aldershot F&D A 52.15 2 Aldershot F&D B 54.04 3 Belgrave H 54.17 25 Ranelagh H 61.19 Estelle Damant 23 14.08 Gemma Cory 32 15.57 Marie Synnott-Wells 31 15.31 Elin Berstad Mortensen 27 15.43 Men 1 Kent 1:51.19 Ranelagh H dnf Chris Bundhun 82 22.40 Phil Aiken 87 26.43 Duncan Mallison 81 22.58 PAGE CUP 5 miles handicap Saturday 29th September in Richmond Park Rob Kitchen reports: "I'm still astonished to have won! Especially as Philippa and I had no race strategy other than get around in an easy 44 mins. While Phil stuck to her plan, I got carried away running down the hill at a silly pace trying to keep ahead of a fast out of the blocks Tom Reay. Carrying on, Jim Forrest said, prophetically, you're running well - you could win this. I laughed as I knew I'd gone off far too fast and that my legs and lungs would pack in as usual around Pen Ponds and the horde would catch me. Neither quite happened, although I did start to flag at the start of the climb round Sidmouth Wood and I was caught by Becky Hall and Perry Rendell, who shouted encouragement. As there were at least two more starters I'd never even glimpsed, I thought I might still be on for a top five finish, so I pressed on, thankful I didn't have to try a sprint finish. Over the next ten minutes at the finish, I gradually found out there were no further runners ahead of me, and those in front of me were all guests! I was (and am) quite shocked to have been told by Andy Bickerstaff I had won. My sympathies to the handicapper, as my erratic form means I must be a right pain for him." It was Luke and Paula Maguire who were well away from the rest of the field, and Becky and Perry followed them in. The silver and bronze medals went to Rob Curtis and Gemma Cory. It was particularly tough luck for Becky Hall who was third home today and had been second across the line in the Thomas Cup, both times as a guest. She'll just have to hope that the Handicapper continues to smile on her! There was some consolation for Becky as she took the gold medal for the fastest women's time of the day with 34.12. Second and third were Gemma Cory (34.59) and Sally Dell (35.25). Darryl McDonald set the fastest men's time with 29.47, ahead of Trevor Maguire (30.03) and Duncan Mallison (31.44). Bill Harvey started late (and how many times has that phrase appeared in the Ranelagh annals!). Handicapper Mike Rowland notes: "Bill missed his start by 9 minutes 50 seconds. Had he arrived on time and run at the same pace he would have won the Page Cup." Ken Powley adds: "The first two away, were Luke Maguire and his mother Paula. The fact that they were able to negotiate the five mile course is testament to the great sawdust laying of chief race official Andy Bickerstaff, who after humping all that sawdust round, ran the following day in the Ealing Half Marathon, and entered our Over 50 rankings. Well done Andy." After the race the opportunity was taken to present a couple of awards which for various reasons it had not been possible to present before. First Darryl McDonald received the plaque for winning the M40 class in the Surrey Road League and then this year's President's Award went to an astonished Ted McCabe in recognition of his many years of regularly marking our courses in all weathers. MARATHON DU MEDOC Saturday 8th September More on Medoc from Heather Martingell: "The Marathon du Medoc is not really a marathon drinking session, just a tincture of the world's best wine every mile or so at the most sublime chateaux of Bordeaux. This year's event was particularly special and spectacular since I had someone to run and dance with at the mile 25 disco (thank you, Jane!) and had put more effort into the outfit: the theme including good sun-protection / cover. The cloak part of my garb even doubled as a cloth to wipe away the vineyard dust from Jane's brow in my new role a la Tour de France domestique. Brilliant and batty fun with just the race's aim to celebrate together the wonderful experience of just the ability to run." NEW YORK CITY 5th AVENUE MILE Saturday 22nd September Becky Hall reports: "It's not often runners get the chance to run a mile, let alone a road mile. At $45 (circa £30) it's not cheap. You have to go to the office to collect your numbers, which is an experience in itself as it's in this classic New York walk up mansion just off 5th Avenue with the Guggenheim on the corner! We got up on race day, which proved a gloriously sunny, but coolish morning. Perfect for mile racing. The race is slightly different from other races in that you run in races by age and gender. My start time was 9:25am whereas the oldies get a lie-in with Rob's at 10:25am. As I stood on the start line about four rows back I was intensely nervous. I could barely start my watch at the gun, but got away quickly as the race spills full width of the road from the starting pen. The first quarter mile is downhill, so it's easy to go off too hard, but then I was able to use my Ranelagh Richmond Park training for the next quarter uphill and take a few places. Once you crest at roughly half way you can see the finish off in the distance which is pretty scary at only half way. I just concentrated on running strongly and working hard. The crowd line the route, including cheerleaders and other runners and music playing. It really helps having such big cheers. The last quarter mile was very tough with my legs starting to tie up, but I looked down and realised the pace was good. As I got to the 200m to go sign, I saw the finish line clock for the first time. Then it was all about powering into the finish, clutching at any pace your lungs and legs might like to muster. I practically fell over the line to find me stopping my watch at 5:57. Wow. I had no idea I was in that sort of shape. Water, apple, pretzels and then I quickly (well as quickly as I could given the amount I was coughing!) met up with Rob and jogged back to the start for his race. Watched him come in with an amazing 33 second pb with 6:00. The rivalry between us continues..." Overall 1 M Centrowitz (USA) 3.52 Women 30-34 1 C Phillips (USA) 5.01 30 Becky Hall 5.57 Men 40-44 1 J Henwood (USA) 4.27 126 Rob Curtis 6.00 RAVENS QUARTERLY 5km Thursday 27th September at Wapping 1 J Fairs (unatt) 16.38 12 Andy Bickerstaff 18.26 31 Chris Read 20.56 34 Andy Hayward 23.24 35 Alan Davidson 23.51 EALING HALF MARATHON Sunday 30th September Andy Bickerstaff's 83.38 puts him in at 15th in our over 50 Half Marathon rankings. There was also a PB for Jane Craigie-Payne. 1 J Stead (HHH) 1:09.51 (chip time 1:09.51) 45 Andy Bickerstaff 1:23.38 (1:23.36) 631 Wiebke Kortum 1:42.41 (1:41.41) 641 Jane Craigie-Payne 1:43.00 (1:41.18) 1132 Heather Martingell 1:51.42 (1:49.59) 1475 Ally Salisbury 1:57.01 (1:55.18) 2224 Tamsin Burland 2:09.58 (2:05.12) 1483 Julie Teal 2:15.40 (2:16.30) BRISTOL HALF MARATHON Sunday 30th September Carl Selya-Hammer took 90 seconds off his PB. 1 D Ondoro (Kenya) 1:02.51 67 Carl Selya-Hammer 1:16.40 BERLIN MARATHON Sunday 30th September Colin Brett broke three hours for the first time with a brilliant piece of even-paced running. 1 G Mutai (Kenya) 2:04.15 (chip time 2:04.15) 1232 Colin Brett 3:00.13 (2:59.16) 3746 Stewart Anderson 3:21.21 (3:18.58) LONDON TO BRIGHTON Sunday 30th September Bruce McLaren reports: "As I waited in the dark on a cold star-lit morning in Blackheath with a 61 miles run ahead of me I must confess I was slightly anxious. It had seemed a good idea when I entered but it was only when the route profile was published I discovered just how undulating the course was - I'm not sure how I thought they would get us to Brighton bypassing both the North and South Downs! 196 runners set off at 6am with cut-off in Brighton 13 hours later. Only 88 would achieve that so I was delighted with my 29th place in a time of 11:38 beating my 12 hour target. The route is pretty special and almost entirely off-road which means you have to navigate yourself resulting in many bespoke sections as I attempted to get back on track! The run basically undulates South taking in such challenges as Biggin Hill and the North Downs before a more flat (less undulating?) passage and then after about 40 miles the wall which is Black Cap on the South Downs comes into view. Once you are up that it is a couple of miles across the South Downs and then Brighton and the sea comes into view and a beautiful downhill section to the sea. Mind you by then my legs were so sore that downhill was actually less attractive than running on the flat. Arriving on the beach at Brighton was very special as I basked in the satisfaction of having run to the sea from London. Almost 12 hours on your feet seems a long time but the day went pretty quickly and the other runners were very friendly so we ran in groups a lot of the time. As you have to navigate the whole time you are very focused on the map - time and miles pass unnoticed. As I write this four days have passed and my legs are beginning to perform predictably again and feel like mine once more. If you are able to endure six or so hours of painful legs then this run is a doddle. It is certainly very satisfying and one to tick off if you are that way inclined!" 1 E Catmur (TH&H) 9:30 29 Bruce McLaren 11:38 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd September 1 R Berry (West 4) 17.39 27 Alex Fordham 20.48 43 Chris Read 21.48 69 Michael Beverly 23.01 90 Tomas Sterner 23.55 91 Andrew Brown 23.56 158 Nicholas Fordham 26.46 190 Michael Sikora 28.43 210 Peter Lowman 30.04 212 Val Lowman 30.09 225 Martin Clark 30.58 249 Penny Merrett 34.32 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd September 1 A Jackson (Sitting) 16.05 33 Sean Paynter 18.51 105 James Whistler 20.37 191 Ian Grange 22.33 671 Wally Garrod 29.30 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd September 1 D Cheeseman (York A) 16.23 15 Peter Fordham 22.26 59 Tanya Allen 34.03 62 Tamsin Burland 34.58 64 Cindy Croucher 35.46 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd September There was a bigger field than usual at the Kingston parkrun attracted by SWLAN's meet and mingle morning (and free breakfast!). Elin Berstad Mortensen was just beaten to the leading woman position. 1 P Bearman (K&P) 17.53 7 Mark Herbert 18.38 11 Andy Bickerstaff 19.04 15 Alberto Esguevillas 19.38 25 Elin Berstad Mortensen 20.28 26 Chris Camacho 20.42 30 Perry Rendell 20.53 51 Eugenio Carmo 21.54 53 Lloyd Camp 22.03 55 Amrut Sharma 22.16 71 Alan Davidson 23.32 75 Tom Reay 24.05 77 Rob Kitchen 24.10 80 Wiebke Kortum 24.25 82 Mike White 24.38 103 Philippa Kitchen 26.29 KILLERTON parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd September 1 A Miller (Exmouth) 17.39 18 Steve Rowland 23.22 19 Sonia Rowland 23.23 BURGESS parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd September The first Burgess parkrun in Camberwell... 1 S Munro (Bourn) 16.40 9 Phil Aiken 21.00 PLYM VALLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd September ...and the first Plym Valley parkrun in Plymouth. 1 O Williams (San Dom) 18.28 7 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.42 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd September 1 D McKeown (London H) 17.13 19 Phil Jackson 20.05 HAMPSTEAD HEATH parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd September 1 A Bamford (Norwich) 18.34 48 Kirsty Bangham 25.31 HAVANT parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd September 1 J Baker (Chichester) 16.45 5 David Rowe 19.05 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd September 1 J Watson (York Uni) 17.47 99 Danny Hobbs 33.53 OXFORD parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd September 1 M Robinson (Head) 17.57 59 Ian Bingham 24.50 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 29th September 1 A Lloyd-Jones (Herc W) 17.19 11 Ted Mockett 18.55 26 Alberto Esguevillas 20.29 55 Lloyd Camp 22.01 79 Amrut Sharma 23.05 137 Sue Camp 25.45 148 Ally Salisbury 26.10 188 Michael Sikora 28.07 189 Stacey Barber 28.17 265 Penny Merrett 35.59 281 Bev Ali 39.29 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 29th September 1 T Carbro (unatt) 19.00 22 Lynne Barber 26.12 33 Becky Hall 28.32 34 Rob Curtis 28.41 35 Mike White 28.42 43 Christine David 31.00 46 Deirdre Inman 32.30 WORMWOOD SCRUBS parkrun 5km Saturday 29th September 1 D Morley (unatt) 18.12 42 Mary Hickson 28.29 49 Chris Wright 35.42 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 29th September 1 D Cheeseman (York A) 15.50 99 Simon Rothwell 21.00 625 Wally Garrod 28.42 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 29th September 1 W Kidgell (Walton) 17.46 14 Chris Camacho 20.47 17 Eugenio Carmo 21.44 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 29th September Simon Burrell finished third. 1 R Young (unatt) 19.23 3 Simon Burrell 20.01 32 Deborah Blakemore 30.54 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 29th September 1 S Don (SMR) 18.44 95 Danny Hobbs 33.37 BROMLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 29th September 1 J Ridger (Paddock W) 16.08 35 Phil Aiken 20.35 GROVELANDS parkrun 5km Saturday 29th September 1 S Aiken (Trent Pk) 18.00 9 Roger Wilson 22.24 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 29th September 1 M Palser (Les Croup) 16.49 16 Phil Jackson 20.04 BURGESS parkrun 5km Saturday 29th September Paul Sinton-Hewitt took third place. 1 Unknown 17.58 3 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.41 READING parkrun 5km Saturday 29th September 1 T Burns (Bracknell) 17.15 236 Louise Atkinson 31.11 FINALLY... The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself to the greatest extent possible. When you do that, you have dignity. You have the pride. You can walk about with character and pride no matter in what place you happen to finish. Billy Mills, Olympic 10,000m champion in 1964