Newsdesk 2012

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 390             30 November 2012
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  Thames Hare & Hounds win our mob match
 *  Sam Perkins and Wiebke Kortum lead our mob  
 *  Becky Hall and John Ricketts are our first finishers in the South of the
     Thames 5 miles
 *  parkrun placings for Amelie Hunton, Michelle Davies, James Whistler,
     Simon Burrell, Trevor Maguire, Livvy Ricketts and Lynne Barber 
 *  Surrey Ladies League race this Saturday
 *  Club London Marathon places up for grabs 
 *  Still time to book for the Christmas Party on 15th December 

 SURREY LADIES LEAGUE  Saturday 1st December at Nonsuch Park, Ewell
 After finishing down in 14th place in the first League race this is our
 opportunity to haul ourselves a few places up the table - but we need as
 strong a team as possible. Our top five finishers form the A team, the next
 five the B team and so on - so all are welcome to take part in a field
 that's likely to exceed 300. Register with Team Manager Phil on the day. The
 senior race starts at 12 noon, followed by under 17s/under15s at 1pm and
 under 13s at 1.30pm.  Details and map:.       

 DYSART CUP and ELLIS CUP races  Saturday 8th December in Richmond Park
 These are inter-club events for women and men respectively. All are welcome,
 register on the day at the clubhouse or at the start in our usual place by
 Sidmouth Wood. The women's race is over 4 miles and starts at 1.45pm. This
 race forms the club women's championship for the Hugh Jones Salver, and the
 club women's veterans (over 40) championship for Trish's Trophy.  The men's
 race over 5.5 miles follows at 2.30pm. 

 MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles  Sunday 2nd December at Ockham
 For anyone who fancies it there is a MABAC League 5 miles race on Sunday
 morning at 10am at Ockham Common, Wisley, close to the A3/M25 junction.
 Register on the day.  Details:.  

 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 £50 
 To reserve your place........ 
 Email Michele Gibson   
 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.
 I also need your food choices. 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.
 Please either leave cheque payment in envelope at the club or post to
 Michele Gibson, 107 Elm Road New Malden, Surrey KT3 3HN.   

 We have been allocated four club places for the 2013 London Marathon. The
 draw for these will take place at the Christmas Party on 15th December. To
 be eligible you need to have taken part in at least two mob matches in the
 past twelve months, or else to have run one mob match and also helped as a
 volunteer at two club events. Surprisingly we have so far received only two
 applications! If you qualify send your name in to Louise Piears
 louise.piears@goodrunguide.co.uk  before  the Christmas Party.

 Also at the Christmas Party we will be auctioning a Ranelagh vest signed by
 double Olympic champion Mo Farah. Proceeds will go to charity. If you won't
 be at the Party but would like to bid please contact me Steve Rowland
 steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  any time before 15th December
 stating your MAXIMUM bid.

 Karen Weir writes:
 "Coaches out on the 1st December are Phil Killingley, Colin Brett and Peter
 Lowman. Meet by the coffee cabin at Pembroke Lodge for an 8.30 start. Please
 wear Ranelagh kit if possible so we can identify you. Proper warm up and
 drills will ensure you are in the best condition for your parkrun, Pacing by
 coaches is available, speak to them on Saturday morning."

 Championship entries for the South of the Thames (Dec 15th in Richmond Park
 (Kingston)), Surrey (Jan 5th at Lloyd Park, Croydon), South of England (Jan
 26th at Parliament Hill) and National (Feb 23rd at Sunderland) all have to
 be submitted soon. The races are all open to everyone (though for the
 Surreys you need to have been born or live in Surrey / SW London) but
 entries have to be made well in advance. If you'd like to take part in any
 of them please contact the Captains / Team Managers (see What's Coming

 John Ricketts writes:
 "The next monthly 2km Savill Garden Juniors parkrun is being held this
 Sunday 2nd December at 09:30 at the Savill Garden car park, Windsor Great
 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. Why not
 make a morning of it? The Savill Building opens at 10:00 for coffee and
 Christmas shopping and access to The Savill Garden is free. Any adults
 wanting to volunteer to help with the parkrun should contact john.ricketts@lilly.com.
 The event is held on the first Sunday of the month at 09:30 and offers
 juniors an alternative to the Bushy Park Juniors parkrun."

 Paul Gregory's attempts to revive the Franckeiss Cup runners' rowing race
 have been thwarted - temporarily - by the weather. The heavy rain we have
 been experiencing over the past few weeks has caused conditions on the river
 to be unsafe and Paul has rescheduled the event for late January - the exact
 date to be agreed later. The race is to be between two-person skiffs and we
 had one men's pair and one women's pair from Ranelagh lined up to contest
 the race against Thames H&H, Hercules Wimbledon and possibly others. The
 delay will allow more time for coaching by Skiff Club members as soon as
 river conditions allow, and will also permit more crews to join the fray. So
 if anyone is interested in having a go, please contact Paul Gregory
 p_gregory@talktalk.net  - no experience necessary.

 Paul Sinton-Hewitt talked to Sam Petherick who has written a nice account of
 the growth of the parkrun phenomenon here . 

 Hannah Doyle writes:
 "A friend of mine, Kerry, at Runner's World magazine, has spent this year
 doing some amazing running feats for charity - one a month as part of the 12
 in12 project, raising money for HopeHIV. For his last challenge, he and five
 others are running 12 marathons in 12 days from Yorkshire to London and
 looking for as many runners as possible to join them on different legs of
 the route. If anyone fancies a pre-Christmas jog, the last two legs are from
 Windsor to Richmond, on 22nd Dec, then from Richmond to the Mall, on 23rd.
 People are welcome to join for all/any parts of the route, although they do
 ask you to try and raise a little sponsorship or donate. They're trying to
 get as much media coverage as possible and hope to have TV crews at the
 finish. If you can't run, do look out for a group of knackered-looking
 runners in Richmond on 22/23rd and give them a massive pat on the back.
 Find out more here: and www.the12in12.com/hope-tour ." 

 RICHMOND HALF MARATHON  Sunday 5th May 2013
 Entries are now closed.    Numbers are easily transferrable through the
 club or Fetch Everyone and Runner's World so if you can't run after all you
 needn't be out of pocket.  Details:.  

 ...to Kate and Andy Woodhouse on the arrival of a baby girl on Tuesday 27th.

 St Mary's Endurance and Performance Coaching Centre in conjunction with
 England Athletics is holding its latest Workshop on Sunday 2nd December at
 the St Mary's track.
 The day starts at 9.45am and includes a lecture on "Preparing for
 Competition" and a track session. Book with Neville Taylor
 nhtassociates@btinternet.com . 

 Also upcoming at St Mary's University College TW1 4SX:
 Sat/Sun 19th and 20th January  9am to 5pm  Assistant Coach Course
 To book contact Kate Brook kate.brook@swlan.org.uk . 

 Older members will be sorry to hear of the recent death at the age of 80 of
 Mike Barratt, long time stalwart of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex AC. Mike
 collapsed a died after a short run from Lauriston Cottage on Wimbledon
 Common on 15th November. He competed in the National Cross Country
 Championships an astonishing 39 times, in seven of those finishing in the
 top thirty. He was given a special award by Middlesex county for
 representing them in the Inter-Counties for 21 consecutive years. Our
 condolences go to his family, including son Peter who ran second-claim for
 Ranelagh as a junior.

 Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. 

 More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 / e-mail Marc and Chris  
 ranelagh.men@gmail.com  or e-mail Estelle and Phil ranelagh.women@gmail.com

 Saturday 1st December      Surrey Ladies League 6km at Nonsuch Park. 12 noon start. 

 Sunday 2nd December            MABAC League 5 miles at Ockham Common. 10am
 start. All welcome, register on the day.   Details:  

 Saturday 8th December           Dysart Cup women's inter-club including our
 club women's championship  6km 1.45pm start in Richmond Park
                                             Ellis Cup men's inter-club 8km
 2.30pm start in Richmond Park.
                                            All members are welcome for both
 events, register on the day.

 Saturday 15th December          South of the Thames 7.5 miles championship
 2pm start in Richmond Park (Kingston Gate)

 Saturday 22nd December         Stubbs Cup mob match v South London Harriers
 7.5 miles incl Wynne Cup Club Championship  2.30pm start in Richmond Park

 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,
 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). 

 MOB MATCH v THAMES HARE & HOUNDS  Saturday 17th November  7.79 miles in
 Richmond Park 
 The Park was quite wet underfoot for our annual mob match against Thames,
 but running conditions were pretty good. We mustered a fair turnout of 60, a
 dozen or so more than our visitors. As expected from the club that is
 currently leading both the men's and women's Surrey Leagues, the Thames team
 was a strong one. We expected not to match them at the head of the field -
 though Sam Perkins and Phil Killingley gave us an interest in the top ten -
 but we hoped we might be able to pull back some of the early deficit with a
 strong mid-field presence. Alas, it was not to be. On this occasion Thames
 had the depth too, and only Carl Selya-Hammer added to the Ranelagh tally in
 the top twenty home. Indeed, it was not until the 30s that blue vests
 started appearing in any numbers, and by then it was far too late for us to
 mount a serious challenge. Scoring 44 a side Thames ran out the winners by
 over 1200 points. 

 Sam and Phil are rarely far apart in races at the moment and it was Sam who
 came out on top this time, finishing 8th in 44.24 just a few metres ahead of
 Phil. Carl finished 18th almost submerged under a sea of saltires. Another
 ten Thames crossed the line and then came a trio of Ranelagh over 50s, in a
 battle to decide the destination of two of the trophies that were being
 contested today - for this race also formed our club vets championships for
 the Hastings Cup (over 40s), the McDowell Salver (over 50s) and the Maslin
 Mug (over 60s). John Shaw won the battle, finishing just over 30 seconds
 ahead of David Wright with Andy Bickerstaff hot on David's heels. John will
 take home the Hastings Cup and this means that the McDowell Salver will go
 to the second over 50, David Wright. The Maslin Mug went by a clear margin
 to brand new over 60 Chris Owens. 

 Our leading woman today was Wiebke Kortum, ahead of Sandra Prosser and
 Marion Rayner. It was good to see a few new faces trying their first mob
 match, as well as a couple of visiting "blasts from the past" Dave Muckersie
 and Rob Wise. The vets' sealed handicap went to Christian Vaughan, two
 minutes clear of David Wright and Chris Read. 

 Back at the clubhouse, while we enjoyed another of Carol Barnshaw's
 sumptuous teas, it was revealed that this was David Wright's 150th mob
 match. For almost 25 years after joining the club as a school leaver he
 never missed a single mob match, only to be laid low by a bout of flu when
 in sight of his 100th consecutive. But he's not missed another one since! In
 recognition of this milestone - surely unequalled in any of the mob match
 clubs - David was presented with an engraved tankard. 

 David writes:
 "I was very touched and surprised with the presentation for my 150th mob
 match on Saturday.  Thank you so much, it means masses to me.  Difficult to
 know how to respond - hence the lack of a speech - but I think the whole
 thing comes back to Ranelagh Harriers incorporated.  This club has meant so
 much to me over the past 38 years for which I have to thank, once again, my
 old chemistry teacher Jim Forrest (who himself has clocked up 117 mob
 matches) who persuaded me to run the mob match against SLH in December 1974
 and join this great club.  It really is rather sad that I've been available
 for 150 Saturday afternoons since then but in many ways this again reflects
 so well on the club because the four 'mobs' are the first things that go in
 the diary when the fixtures secretary publishes the year ahead every August.

 I remember once, some twenty years ago, an Australian member Geoff Nicholson
 (he once ran 19.59 for the Thomas Cup course) said he loved the fact that
 he'd been back in Australia for a number of years but knew he'd be able to
 walk into The Dysart Arms, as it was, and be able to pick up on a
 conversation with a Ranelagh member that he'd started a few years earlier.
 Sadly The Dysart is not what it was, but the clubhouse has usurped this and
 The Roebuck at the top of the hill replicates the pub atmosphere as I found
 out this weekend.  Two old members from the 1980's, Dave Muckersie & Rob
 Wise, ran the mob match, their first time back at the club for some 25
 years.  They were welcomed back by those who knew them in such a lovely way,
 conversations flowed as if they'd never been away.  That to me is the ethos
 of Ranelagh and long may it continue.
 Sadly because I live so far away down deep in the Cotswolds, I don't know a
 lot of today's members but that's a good thing because it means the club
 continues to move forward.  Long standing members are important but the
 driving force behind the club must be those who are around today.  
 The standard in yesterday's mob match was of the highest order, it was just
 a shame that Ranelagh couldn't compete at the front with what is an
 incredibly strong Thames outfit.  It does, however, beg the question that if
 they can do it why can't we?  Ranelagh has so much going for it, a wonderful
 clubhouse, vibrant membership, captive marketplace ... I just think a bit of
 belief, positive thinking and concerted group effort can take the club up to
 another level.  Ranelagh has been closely involved with two major seismic
 changes to the sport in recent times, namely the London Marathon and parkrun
 through Chris Brasher / John Disley and Paul Sinton-Hewitt, two events that
 have changed the sport massively.  The club should be incredibly proud of
 these achievements.  However, for  running to continue to prosper, the club
 system needs to survive and races such as mob matches, which unlike most
 athletics events involve everybody who turns up and therefore personify club
 sport, must be seen to prevail. Ranelagh turned out 60 plus yesterday, a
 decent number but not as many as should have been there.  This may be partly
 because of parkrun: participants are besotted by taking part in this
 fantastic event but I think there needs to be a bit of balance here, by all
 means take part in parkrun but don't forget club athletics at its best and
 the joys of running on different courses with the camaraderie of team sport.
 This has to be so important in keeping the club spirit going forward and
 getting Ranelagh up to its 150th anniversary, by which time I may well be up
 to 200 of these mob matches!
 Ranelagh Ranelagh Rah Rah Rah!"
 Four other mob match centurions - Steve Rowland, Mike Peace, Jim Forrest and
 Clive Naish - added to their tallies while Bill Harvey inched closer to the
 magic 100. 

 Back at the clubhouse some 25 or so members and visitors sat down to a fish
 and chip supper followed by the John Bryant show and the Michele Gibson joke
 book. Thanks to Michele and Andy Hayward for organising and Mike White for
 the beer.                                                            
 SOUTH OF THE THAMES 5 MILES CHAMPIONSHIP  Saturday 24th November at Reigate
 It was a cold wet day at Reigate's Priory Park for the shorter of the two
 South of the Thames championship races. There hadn't been a great deal of
 interest from Ranelagh and we did not complete a full men's team but the
 women placed 9th led by Becky Hall, an excellent 15th in her first
 championship cross-country race and beating stalwart Marie Synnott-Wells
 (19th) for the first time.    

 BRECON BEACONS ULTRA  Saturday 17th November
 Simon Martin reports:
 "154 individuals of questionable sanity, including me and Colin Brett,
 started the Brecon Beacons ultra on Saturday 17 November. Thankfully the
 weather was generally quite reasonable. That's where the good news stops!
 The course profile and terrain were absolutely brutal and the race took its
 toll with 29 DNFs. The total ascent and descent was about 2,000 metres over
 the 46 mile course (2 x 23 mile loops). It was very steep in parts and the
 ground underfoot was often difficult to negotiate - including scree, large
 stones or even rocks. Quite often these hazards were hidden by mud, leaves
 and what comes out of the rear end of sheep and cows.

 I suffered some discomfort throughout the race after turning my ankle only
 500 metres after the start. Colin had problems of his own a few miles later.
 When we went up the first hill (3k with an average incline of 15%) the
 weather suddenly deteriorated. It became wet and foggy so I layered up.
 Going up that hill I had an inkling all was not well with Colin. Although he
 was wearing fewer layers than me he was sweating even more profusely than
 usual and looked fairly rough! Colin successfully navigated the remainder of
 the first loop before sensibly retiring (for some R&R with the local
 wildlife it is rumoured!). The exertion of such a tough race was too much
 just a couple of weeks after he had had a virus.

 Although the race distance was theoretically about 46 miles (74k), I managed
 to sneak in an extra few kilometres due to my navigational incompetency! I
 was delighted to finish as it was a tough race for the various reasons I
 Back in Richmond later that evening nursing my second gin and tonic, I
 thought briefly about the unfortunate, but hardy, runners who were still on
 the course and yet to finish... cheers to them! I found it hard enough
 running the course in daylight."
 1   D Carter (Elagen)      6:34.40  (1st lap 3:03.01)
 46  Simon Martin           9:21.38  (4:19.10)
 nf  Colin Brett                     (4:19.43)     

 GOSPORT HALF MARATHON  Sunday 18th November
 PBs for both Becky and Rob.

 1   M Revier (Soton)       68.22  (chip time 68.22)
 330 Rob Curtis             93.37  (93.13)
 334 Becky Hall             93.43  (93.19)  

 BROOKS BRIGHTON 10km  Sunday 18th November
 In perfect conditionds there were PBs for Ben (first time inside 40 mins)
 and Cathy,

 1   P Martelletti (VPH&TH) 30.00  (chip time 30.00) 
 269 Ben Shore              40.14  (39.59)
 371 Marie Synnott-Wells    42.00  (41.42)
 423 Neil Walford           42.32  (42.20)
 463 Phil Aiken             43.16  (42.41)
 769 Cathy Jones            47.02  (45.53)
 871 Heather Martingell     48.03  (47.05) 

 OLD DEER PARK 10km  Sunday 18th November
 1   M Bruce (Kent)         32.52  (chip time 32.52)
 242 Michelle Purcell       49.38  (49.24)

 BEDDINGTON PARK 10km  Sunday 18th November
 1   C Dyson (unatt)        36.17
 72  Alan Meaden            61.22
 75  David Meaden           62.59

 Simon Martin writes:
 "I followed the Brecon Beacons ultra with the Thames Turbo marathon in
 Richmond Park only eight days later! It was a windy and undulating four lap
 course. My legs help up reasonably well. On a course that measured 0.5 miles
 over distance by common consensus, I managed a comfortable 3.38."

 Simon and Bruce McLaren were two of only seven takers for the full marathon
 but the half attracted about forty. Andy Bickerstaff was never far off the
 leaders and was beaten for third place by just nine seconds.  

 1   R Barr (Thames T)      2:57.48
 4   Bruce McLaren          3:36.53
 5   Simon Martin           3:38.06   

 Half Marathon
 1   A Lightfoot (unatt)    1:30.15
 4   Andy Bickerstaff       1:31.08
 8   Paul Sinton-Hewitt     1:35.04
 11  Neil Walford           1:39.10

 APHRODITE RACES  Sunday 25th November at Paphos, Cyprus
 Alan Davidson reports:
 "Cyprus, heavily in debt and being bailed out by the EU and Russia, still
 has a building boom and the expensive recently completed Limassol prom is
 now being dug up for modernisation! However austerity hit the Paphos
 Aphrodite Half Marathon, with the generous financial prizes being replaced
 this year with trophies only. There were ideal conditions for the 5k with a
 flat, fast course, no wind and 25C. Kristopher Russell (a Brit) was first in
 17.45 and I was happy with 12th (out of 80) in 22.08. I was pleased to note
 that the original official times have been corrected as previously we were
 all credited with times 14 seconds quicker than our performances deserved!
 Andrey Leyman of Russia won the half in a canter in 1.09.30 and there was a
 rather modest time for the first lady of 1.31.56 (Brit Julia Tully).The
 races started and finished at the relatively new modern stadium facility but
 the 400 metres track was obviously not measured by Hugh Jones as it is
 actually 425 metres (not a p.b. one). There was time left for a training run
 in the Amathusa hills - noting the sofa dumped four years ago is still in
 position and wearing well - before swapping 25C for 2C back in the UK." 

 SAVILL GARDEN JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 4th November
 Livvy Ricketts finished 2nd overall and was the leading girl.

 1   M Berardi (unatt)       8.51
 2   Livvy Ricketts          8.53

 BUSHY PARK JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 4th November
 1   O Crowe (SMR)           7.37
 15  Euan Sinclair           9.08
 28  Luke Maguire            9.40
 49  Finlay Sinclair        10.34

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th November
 1   W Russell (unatt)      17.33
 11  Bill Neely             19.52
 42  Kerrie O'Connor        21.53
 47  Jon Mortimer           22.10
 56  Duncan Brown           22.39 
 74  Karl Garvey            23.31
 85  Amrut Sharma           24.01
 98  Eugenio Carmo          24.35
 99  Tomas Sterner          24.36  
 108 Polly White            24.59
 130 Sue Camp               26.54
 157 Michael Sikora         27.57
 168 Ally Salisbury         28.31
 199 Val Lowman             31.04
 207 Peter Lowman           31.55
 228 Penny Merrett          34.04
 254 Bev Ali                37.49
 255 Pat Hewlett            37.50 

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th November 
 1   J Rowe (WSEH)          16.11
 138 Ian Grange             22.40
 265 Alan Davidson          24.21  
 528 Wally Garrod           28.37
 619 Sharon Rowe            30.51 

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th November
 It was James Whistler's turn to provide a Ranelagh winner at Crane Park this
 1   James Whistler         19.01
 7   Sean Paynter           21.10
 26  Lynne Barber           26.28
 38  Christine David        31.27     
 39  Stacey Barber          31.28

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th November
 Amelie Hunton was the women's winner. 

 1   T Higgins (Thames T)   18.00
 18  Chris Camacho          21.02
 27  Chris Hunton           22.55
 28  Amelie Hunton          22.56
 81  Annemarie Goodridge    31.15    

 ALICE HOLT parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th November 
 Another new addition to the parkrun family, near Farnham. 

 1   D Norman (Strag)       17.59
 69  Paul Sinton-Hewitt     27.53
 78  Louise Davies          28.41
 102 Rob Curtis             31.03
 103 Mike White             31.05
 156 Becky Hall             43.33   

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th November
 Simon Burrell made it three Ranelagh wins this week... 

 1   Simon Burrell          20.22
 11  Phil Roberts           23.47
 21  Mel Hunter             26.41
 27  Paula Maguire          32.20

 WYCOMBE RYE parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th November
 ...while Michelle Davies made it four.

 1   Unknown                18.25
 11  Michelle Davies        21.45
 12  Mark Herbert           21.45
 15  Lee Davies             22.15

 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th November
 1   B Hales (Lough)        17.42
 23  Chris Spink            23.56

 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th November
 1   R Wilson (ES&M)        15.54
 176 Lexi Slaughter         39.05 
 177 Waldron Slaughter      39.06 

 WANSTEAD FLATS parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th November
 1   T Grimes (E London)    17.50  
 18  Phil Aiken             22.53  

 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th November 
 1   J Savage (Kent)        16.49
 26  Bruce McLaren          20.32

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th November
 1   R Berry (West 4)       17.10
 20  Alberto Esguevillas    19.46
 42  Matt Copp              20.52
 59  Alex Fordham           21.43
 66  Jon Mortimer           21.52
 101 Tomas Sterner          23.18
 107 Amrut Sharma           23.32
 135 Daniel Chiechi         24.32
 144 Eugenio Carmo          24.54
 147 Polly White            24.56
 164 Sue Camp               25.37
 174 Philippa Kitchen       26.13
 179 Nicholas Fordham       26.37
 189 Tony Clark             27.05
 203 Lorraine Clifton       27.40    
 224 Val Lowman             29.38
 232 Bronwen Northmore      30.45
 243 Peter Lowman           32.50

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th November
 Lynne Barber was third woman to finish.
 1   G Brook (Strag)        18.00
 30  Lynne Barber           26.01
 38  Mary Hickson           27.35
 51  Deirdre Inman          31.13
 52  Penny Merrett          31.13
 56  Cindy Croucher         32.54
 59  Chris Wright           34.27
 60  Sally Spaull           34.29   

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th November 
 1   J Stokes (SMU)         16.11
 123 Egis Vincel            21.52
 547 Wally Garrod           28.21
 645 Ed Josey               30.29
 658 Sharon Rowe            30.51
 755 John Hanscomb          34.50 

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th November
 Trevor Maguire returned to his winning ways.

 1   Trevor Maguire         20.01
 18  Sally Bamford          25.58
 19  Lorna Smith            26.07
 27  Deborah Blakemore      30.55  

 UPTON COURT parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th November
 This was the inaugural parkrun at Upton Court Park, Slough. Michelle Davies
 was second woman home.

 1   J Repper (Chiltern)    17.14
 14  Paul Sinton-Hewitt     20.27
 18  Michelle Davies        21.45
 19  Mark Herbert           21.45
 29  Lee Davies             23.02
 67  Mike White             28.54

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th November
 1   J Chang (26.2)         18.27
 10  Chris Camacho          20.49
 13  Phil Aiken             21.13

 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th November
 1   T Rowles (Ealing E)    17.48
 138 Waldron Slaughter      31.30 
 162 Lexi Slaughter         37.43 

 ST PETERS parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th November
 Duncan Mallison is parkrunning in Sydney, Australia. 

 1   M Amy (Woodstock)      17.44
 7   Duncan Mallison        19.19

 FINSBURY parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th November
 1   R Lambert (unatt)      18.20
 4   James Whistler         19.04

 BANSTEAD WOODS parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th November 
 1   J Maurice (HHH)        17.29
 51  Tom Reay               24.17 

 ALICE HOLT parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th November 
 1   M Greenwood (AFD)      17.48
 32  Louise Davies          28.52

 WOODLEY parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th November 
 1   M Rainbow (Reading)    18.00
 73  Louise Atkinson        31.52

 In Japan Kenichi Ito set a new world record for running 100 metres...on all
 fours! His time of 17.47 took a second off his own record.  Video:.