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 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 400             3 May 2013
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  
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 HEADLINE NEWS
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 *  Carl Selya-Hammer and Christine Palmer win club marathon championships in
     the London Marathon
 *  Mike Peace maintains his 100% record in the London Marathon  
 *  parkrun placings for Michelle Davies, Clare King, Ted Mockett, Ben Shore
     and Trevor Maguire
 *  Richmond Half Marathon this Sunday, Sutton 10km the week after

 ATTENTION PLEASE
 ****************
 SUBSCRIPTIONS...
 ...were due on April 1st. 
 Our 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: . For Bank Transfers, our
 account is at HSBC, sort code 40-23-29, account number 81109847; please add
 a message, for example SubscriptionJSmith. For any queries, e-mail the
 Membership Secretary aachrisowens@yahoo.co.uk . 

 MARATHON GREATS
 Wally Garrod writes:
 "In the last e-news Ben Shore poses the question 'Has any active member run
 more marathons than Ian Grange?'
 Ian....41 marathons.
 John Hanscomb...92 marathons - best time 2hrs 42.
 Mike Peace has run all 33 Londons (and others) - best time 2hrs 38.
 There must be others. If they would like to send me an email I will compile
 a list. garrod291@btinternet.com."

 SID THOMAS
 Warren Roe has written a short series of booklets about great runners of the
 19th century, and his latest publication deals with Ranelagh's Sid Thomas,
 who was a multiple world record holder and AAAs champion in the 1880s and
 1890s. Copies can be obtained from Warren at 36 Ravenscourt Grove,
 Hornchurch, Essex RM12 6HS for 4 including postage. Cheques payable to
 Warren Roe.    

 SUMMER ROAD GRAND PRIX
 The next event in our summer road Grand Prix (and also the first event in
 the Surrey Road League) is our own Richmond Half Marathon on May 5th.
 Entries are closed but it's not too late to volunteer as a marshal - we
 can't have too many! Contact ranelaghhalfhelpers@hotmail.co.uk. Next comes
 the Sutton 10km on May 12th. This is on a new course this year, in and
 around Nonsuch Park.  Details:.
 After Sutton comes the Dorking 10 miles on June 2nd Details:. Our Half Marathon and the
 Dorking 10 also count as county championships. Full GP details are on our
 website here:.   

 HARRY HAWKES 10 miles  Sunday 30th June
 The old Harry Hawkes race is being revived this year as a 10-miler. It takes
 place on Sunday 30th June at 9.30am starting at Giggs Hill Green, Thames
 Ditton. Entry fee is 22 but there is a 4 discount for Ranelagh members if
 you quote the code CSHH13.  Details:.   

 MABAC LEAGUE SURREY SLOG  Sunday 21st July at Peaslake
 It's the same day as the Elmbridge 10km but anyone who fancies a tough and
 scenic off-road half marathon in the Surrey Hills might like to give this
 one a try.  Details and entry:.  

 ENGLAND ATHLETICS SURVEY
 England Athletics is inviting everyone involved in the sport to complete a
 survey as part of a consultation process which - to quote the message from
 CEO Chris Jones - "Will shape how England Athletics serves our sport in the
 future. If you have not already completed our survey at 
 englandathletics.org/consultation2013  I would encourage you to do so. In
 such a diverse sport is very important to us that your views are reflected
 and that we hear from as many people as possible. This is an essential
 opportunity for you to have your say on matters that are fundamental to the
 sport. Even if you are the type of person who normally keeps your views to
 yourself please take the time to have your say."

 FLAT FOR RENT
 Matthew Copp writes:
 "Our current 1-bedroom flat on Richmond Hill  is up for rental from the 31st
 May. If anyone is looking to live in close proximity to the club and the
 Park it's literally five minutes away. We have just bought a flat in St
 Margaret's in preparation for our baby due on July 2nd." Contact Matthew at
 perarduapersonaltraining@hotmail.co.uk.   

 MARTIN WOLFSON writes:
 "Many fellow runners have been asking why I have not been running since
 early February.  In fact I have had to give up places in both the Brighton
 Marathon and the Ranelagh Half but I will be marshalling there! Sadly I had
 a badly torn medial meniscus, probably due to running. This was confirmed at
 an MRI. Today I had my knee operation. So far so good. I would like to
 thank all those people who have sent their kind wishes to me prior to my
 operation. I hope to be running again in June!"

 SWLAN NEWS
 Kate Brook writes:
 "The following Coaching courses are available. You may be able to get
 funding from SWLAN if you are or will be volunteering your coaching time at
 Ranelagh Harriers. If you wish to apply for one of the following courses
 please contact kate.brook@swlan.org.uk on how to proceed.
 Please visit www.englandathletics.org/courses
 for more  courses which become available throughout the year.
 Please note that the Coaching Assistant course will book up very quickly. 

 Leadership in Running Fitness 
 Course dates: 22 June 2013  (Booking deadline: 7 June)
 Location: Hillingdon Athletics Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge, UB8 1ES
 Course Code: SC0707 
 A one day Leadership Training course which qualifies and insures leaders to
 deliver safe and fun running sessions, suitable for Running Club Leaders and
 other Group Leaders. The minimum age for this course is 18.

 Coaching Assistant
 Course dates: 18 May to 19 May 2013  (Booking deadline: 3 May)
 Location: St Mary's University College, Waldergrave Road, Strawberry Hill,
 Twickenham, TW1 4SX
 Course Code: SC0690

 Athletics Coach
 Course dates: 22 June to 23 June 2013  (Booking deadline: 7 June 13)
 Location: St Mary's University College, Waldergrave Road, Strawberry Hill,
 Twickenham, TW1 4SX
 Course Code: SC0701
 You need to have Coaching Assistant qualification to attend this course.
 This course also has a third training day plus an assessment day. Please
 check you are able to attend on the dates given for these before booking.

 Coach in Running Fitness
 Course dates: 22 June to 23 June 2013  (Booking deadline: 7 June)
 Location: Winchester Sports Stadium, Milland Road, Winchester, Hampshire,
 SO23 0QA
 Course Code: SC0706
 You need to have Leadership in Running Fitness or Coaching Assistant
 qualification to attend this course. This course also has a third training
 day plus an assessment day. Please check you are able to attend on the dates
 given for these before booking."

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 WHAT'S COMING
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 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

 Sunday 5th May                    Richmond Half Marathon. Road GP race 3.
 8.30am start.

 Sunday 12th May                  Sutton 10km on a new course at Nonsuch
 Park. 9.30am start. Road GP race 4.    Details:. 

 Sunday 2nd June               Dorking 10 miles. 9am start. Road GP race 5.
 Details:. 

 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
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 LONDON MARATHON  Sunday 21st April
 There were poignant moments during this London Marathon, just a few days
 after the tragic events which unfolded at Boston. Most runners wore the
 black ribbon provided in the race pack and there was a 30 seconds silence
 before the start in commemoration of the victims. But the sun shone, the
 temperature was fine (for spectators) and the London crowds were out in
 their tens of thousands to demonstrate that they would not be cowed.

 We had at least 25 runners in the race, which incorporated our club marathon
 championships. Carl Selya-Hammer led them throughout, maintaining a strong
 and steady 6-minute miling pace until the very closing stages. Ed Barker was
 our only other finished inside three hours, then close together at 3.16 came
 Peter Weir and Bill Neely - Bill having flown back just the day before from
 Boston where he had been covering the story for ITN. Mike Peace maintained
 his ever-present record at the London - now one of only fifteen men to have
 finished every one. Ian Grange completed his third marathon in fifteen days,
 having also run at Paris and Brighton. 

 Carl writes:
 "My first London Marathon was definitely a race I won't soon forget. The
 spectators were world class, the only race that can compare to the
 atmosphere of the NYC Marathon. As for the race itself, I was fortunate
 enough to start at the championship start and indeed it was a very relaxed
 start with no queues for any toilets as the main advantage! For the first
 10km I went out at 2:40 pace, aiming for a sub-2:40 finish time. It took a
 lot of focus to reign in my pace early on as the my splits were around
 6min/mile instead of 6:06 yet effort-wise they felt like just an easy
 warm-up. After 10km I increased the pace to around 2:38 pace and still these
 miles felt very easy. I was surprised at how many people were out there
 cheering, including my first sighting of Ranelagh club members who appeared
 to be everywhere, screaming their heads off. As I approached halfway, I felt
 like I was working a bit harder but still had plenty in the tank. At this
 point I realized it was getting a bit hot as I recall really appreciating
 some shade around the lead-up to Tower Bridge, and I remember feeling a bit
 hot as I exited the bridge. I crossed halfway at 1:19:15, just about 15
 seconds ahead of schedule, but pretty much where I wanted to be. My next
 milestone was to get to mile 18 with enough energy left to finish strong,
 which I pulled off without a problem. Right around 30K, as I had planned it,
 I started chasing the runners in front of me and passing them in a
 controlled manner. This worked for a few miles but it soon became clear to
 me that I had gone off too fast too soon. At around mile 22 I realized I had
 overcooked it and I had 4 difficult miles ahead of me before the finish. At
 that point, around 35K, I was still exactly where I wanted to be - 2:38:30
 pace, but unfortunately my pace quickly began slowing and it suddenly felt
 incredibly hot. I finally shuffled across the finish line at 2:40:57 after
 having lost a minute over my previous pace from 35-40km and more than
 another minute from 40-42km. Still a PB for me by about 20 seconds but I
 must admit a bit disappointing, bonking at mile 22 the same way I did 6
 months ago in Frankfurt. For my next marathon in the autumn I plan to really
 focus on race tactics and I may try to run more of an even pace throughout
 instead of pushing the pace over the last 10km. Anyway, a big thank you to
 all the Ranelagh club members who came out and cheered. You all made up for
 all of my non-running friends who couldn't get out of bed that early on a
 Sunday morning!"

 Christine Palmer was an unheralded Ranelagh women's champion, 8 minutes
 clear of Amelie Hunton who had actually led Christine until gone half way.
 Here's Christine:
 "As I stood at the start of the London Marathon last Sunday I was very
 content I'd made it that far.  Having picked up a slight knee injury during
 my last long run on Good Friday, the last few weeks of training contained
 very limited amounts of running, several physio sessions and lots of
 stretching so that my knee was in the best shape possible for the race.  The
 30 second silence was a fitting tribute to those affected by the Boston
 Marathon bombing and then the race had started!  The first miles went well,
 although the heat and sunshine was something winter training hadn't quite
 been able to prepare us for!  The support as always was amazing and as I ran
 over Tower Bridge the wall of noise was deafening and really spurred me on
 to the half way point.  The Isle of Dogs proved to be where I suffered the
 most and mile 17 was a struggle, however having seen some friends and family
 in the crowd it spurred me on towards Canary Wharf. By the time I started to
 head away from Canary Wharf towards the city (and the finish) I knew that a
 PB was still on and although the last few miles were painful, crossing the
 line in 3hours 36mins definitely made up for it!"  

 Phil Jackson wasn't so happy:
 "I have now run London twice. The first time was on a hot day in 2009 when
 it was my first marathon. I found it difficult then and I found it difficult
 last Sunday. It is a very technical course and is probably the hardest of
 all the ten marathons that I have now done.  I have to admit that I just
 don't like it.  It is full of sharp twists and turns which slow you down and
 gives other runners the opportunity to cut you up. And it most definitely is
 not flat. In fact, I would describe it as 'lumpy' with lots of nasty little
 inclines like the ramp up onto Tower Bridge and the climb out of the
 Blackfriars underpass. And the crowds! Don't get me started about the crowds
 of other runners. No matter where you are on the course you are never out of
 heavy traffic.  Runners spontaneously make sudden right angle changes in
 direction and run across just in front of you as they single-mindedly aim
 for a water station or for their friends amongst the spectators at the side
 of the road.  Then there are those who overtake you and cut suddenly right
 in front of you forcing you to break your rhythm as you try to avoid
 tripping up on them or catching their heels.  All you can do is try to fend
 them off with a hand in the middle of their back. So then there's the heat.
 We've done all our training in ice and snow, wind, rain and cold so
 obviously on the day it is hot and sunny. In spite of trying to keep in the
 shade as much as possible I still ended up with sunburn. And then there's
 the sheer noise of the spectators.  By mile 16 it was really doing my head
 in and I felt like shouting back 'For God's sake shut up!' My own
 performance was rather sad.  I managed OK up to mile 5 and then I started
 getting slower and slower and slower.  At mile 15 I fell below my target
 pace and from then on it was just a question of survival. Which I did but 12
 minutes slower than Chicago. So I don't enjoy the London Marathon (give me
 Chicago or Amsterdam any time) but that won't stop me applying for another
 Good For Age place for 2014. I'm determined that London will not beat me.
 I'll be back!"

 But Andy Hayward was, eventually:
 "I was really quite despondent in the couple of weeks before the marathon,
 after my inconsistent training (mainly due to travelling) and my very slow
 long training runs in the build up. I know we were doing them in arctic
 conditions, but they were SLOW! And after them, I felt really tired, and not
 able to think about going faster or further. I felt that had to translate to
 a slower time than I would be comfortable with, as I couldn't see myself
 running faster for longer on the day. That coupled with arriving back from a
 four day business trip to Los Angeles on the Thursday afternoon, and the jet
 lag that would mean, had me fearing a poor run. I was in pen 1 (must have
 been based on old times!) of the blue start, and was across the line in 15
 seconds (I was a bit nervous when the 2:59 pacer lined up behind me, but
 decided to remain where I was). I decided to push on and see how long I
 could hold a pace just ahead of what felt comfortable. That was bang on 8
 min miling for the first nine or so, but then I started to slow a little and
 went through the half in 1:46. I was nervous that everything was going to
 fall apart in the second half, but grateful that I had something in the bank
 for a goal of sub 3:45. After 16 miles I started to feel it, and really had
 to dig in. The last three miles were a grind, but the wonderful Ranelagh
 support on the course was very helpful. I felt I could get sub 3:45 if I
 could just keep it going. Finally the countdown on Birdcage walk - 800m to
 go and I looked at my watch and realised I would make 3:45, and thought I
 could get even get 3:41 so I pushed on a bit. My mind must have been
 befuddled as with 200 to go I could see the clock at the finish line had
 just clicked over 3:39, so I found a sprint from somewhere to ensure a sub
 3:40 both gun and chip time. Finished in 3:39:27 chip time. A long way from
 my first target of 3:15 when I started the training (the day after the
 Christmas party where I was lucky enough to get one of the club places) but
 much better than I expected, so very happy in the circumstances." 

 Heather Martingell:
 "I'd entered using my Good For Age time, hoping my marathon running buddies
 would get a place. When they didn't, we entered Brighton. I thought at that
 time back in August, I might do one and support at the other one but never
 run both! Jane and I had tried a run/walk for Karen's research at Brighton
 and didn't feel too tired so I gave the VLM a bash. On the journey there, I
 was thinking...would something go wrong with the load of another marathon
 within a week? Well, to be part of that half-minute's silence before the
 start was worth the risk in hindsight.  It felt such a privilege to be part
 of it. How can silence seem so deafening?
  
 I ran with Jane until maybe about 20ish miles. We shared a giggle many a
 mile at the fact our legs STILL worked and it wasn't that painful but to be
 honest the congestion of runners in the race now really gets me down with
 the inexperienced cutting you up and nearly taking you out never mind the
 treacherous discarded bottles. Great to spot Sonia & Steve, Sharon & Kirsty,
 Simon & Deborah, Chris R, Peter Fordham, Aiah, with some lovely cheers from
 Straggler chums.  When the temperature went up and it started to feel
 toasty, I'd had enough by about mile 22. Got some hugs, kisses and a can of
 full fat coke from top supporting crew at mile 22.  Swore at Kirsty for the
 second time which seems to have become a bad London Marathon habit. Sorry
 Kirsty!  Spotted many chums in the remaining distance, even stopping to have
 a chat and plan the next Medoc Marathon at mile 24!  Hannah and Sue whisked
 me off for a fab meal afterwards and have it 'almost' in writing, 'Never
 again' ;-)  My legs work OK but my brains are trashed having done this
 double. This has shown me how much a marathon drains you mentally." 

 Mark Herbert ran dressed as a bottle of Fuller's London Pride:
 "The race was great!!! On arrival at the green start my company had
 registered me to compete for the world record in a bottle...now this was a
 very long shot but I was willing to give it a shot. I had to also register
 on the day before 8:45 and arrived with little time to spare. My pre-race
 warm up was running up the hill from Maze Hill station, arriving with a
 couple of minutes to spare. A group photograph was taken of all the costumes
 and we lined up at the back of the pack ready to run. Directly after the 30
 second silence for Boston the race was underway. My main competitors were a
 fire extinguisher called 'Foamy' and another beer bottle. I managed to
 settle into a nice rhythm at a comfortable pace and the plan of action was
 to run as far as possible without stopping. 

 The weather was nice and sunny and rather cool in the morning but as the
 race wore on it started to heat up. Dragging my right arm into the bottle I
 managed to take on sufficient fluids and  soak myself to cool down. I passed
 through half way in around 2 hours feeling OK and kept on running up until
 15 miles before my legs started to ache. It was stop/start from 17 onwards
 as I needing to stretch but the crowds grew bigger the further the race went
 on and this really helped. It was nice to see the friendly face of Peter
 Fordham as I approached the Tower of London on the home stretch and huge
 crowds creating a wall of noise pushed me onwards. Inside the last mile as I
 turned by Big Ben Colin Jackson stopped me for a quick interview before I
 turned the last two corners and dipped under the finish line in a time of
 4:45. The London Marathon is such a special race and a pleasure to
 participate in, A proud day for a great city. Congratulations to all
 Ranelagh members who ran!!!"

 Cindy Croucher:
 "Deirdre, Stacey, Oliver and I started in pen 9 - so that is the back of the
 back! It took us about 15 minutes to cross the start line but it was amazing
 from the word go. There were loads of people, bands, music and runners. It
 was hot, hot, hot from the word go. I can't tell you what a relief it was
 when we hit a bit of shade. I walked through every shower and fireman's hose
 to cool down. They were so cold they took my breath away! We saw loads of
 family and friends around the course which really kept us going.  The
 Ranelagh support was fantastic!!  Both of our watches had gone wrong by
 Docklands so I have no idea of how far we actually ran - which was loads
 more than 26.2 due to the weaving around the walls of walkers. The last four
 miles were really tough but we just kept run/walking and although we didn't
 make the pace we'd hoped for it didn't really matter, we finished! (And we
 were quicker than Amy Childs by 3 minutes!!) Stacey finished in 5.21. I've
 been blogging about my training so please have a read at
 springchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
 there are  loads of photos covering
 the past four months of training in snow and rain and then one sunny, hot
 marathon day!"

You can also read David Rowe's account with photos on his blog here:. 

 Many thanks finally to Janet and Manuel Turnes for their hospitality at the
 Wych Elm on Sunday evening where a good crowd of marathon runners and
 spectators gathered. 

 Men
 1     T Kebede (Ethiopia)  2:06.04     
 2     E Mutai (Kenya)      2:06.33     
 3     A Abshero (Ethiopia) 2:06.57     
 203   Carl Selya-Hammer    2:40.57     
 1197  Ed Barker            2:59.21   
 2615  Peter Weir           3:16.09   
 2633  Bill Neely           3:16.19   
 3523  Sean Paynter         3:25.34     
 3545  William Griffin      3:25.50   
 3590  David Rowe           3:26.12   
 3852  Phil Jackson         3:28.17   
 4544  Mike Peace           3:34.01   
 4707  Stephen Logue        3:35.33   
 5026  Bruce McLaren        3:38.04   
 5193  Andy Hayward         3:39.27   
 7046  Ian Grange           3:51.45   
 11192 Chris Brook          4:16.50     
 15447 Mark Herbert         4:45.28   
 17566 Oliver Bheemul       5:02.58

 Women
 1     P Jeptoo (Kenya)     2:20.15     
 2     E Kiplagat (Kenya)   2:21.32     
 3     Y Akaba (Japan)      2:24.43     
 893   Christine Palmer     3:36.02     
 1339  Amelie Hunton        3:44.57    
 2881  Jane Craigie-Payne   4:09.43   
 3366  Kate Brook           4:16.49   
 3968  Heather Martingell   4:24.31   
 4204  Lorraine Clifton     4:27.05   
 8610  Stacey Barber        5:21.19     
 9906  Deirdre Inman        5:44.01   
 9908  Cindy Croucher       5:44.01   

 RAVENS 5km handicap  Thursday 25th April at Wapping
 1   T Jackson              27.34  (actual time 19.08)
 28  Alan Davidson          30.14  (23.58)
 31  Andy Hayward           31.31  (24.42) 

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km  Friday 26th April in Hyde Park
 1   M Taylor (Belgrave)    16.19
 76  Simon Hedger           20.31
 140 Alan Davidson          22.59

 MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles   Sunday 28th April
 Lynne Barber reports: 
 "What a great day we had at the MABAC at Winterfold Forest, Cranleigh. The
 weather was perfect, the scenery was great, as was the race through the
 forest. There were some lovely downhills and some challenging uphills. A
 very friendly race, 5 miles or 2.5 miles, fast or slow. The next MABAC is
 on12th May at Farley Heath starting at 11am."

 1   D Cairnie (Runnymede)  31.35
 63  James Barber           46.19
 86  Lynne Barber           51.07
 102 Christine David        60.23  

 BUSHY PARK 10km  Sunday 28th April
 A nifty PB for James Whistler.

 1   J Mohamed (N&EB)       33.27  (chip time 33.26)
 6   James Whistler         36.49  (36.47)
 14  Dan Wilson             39.28  (39.26)     

 HOGSMILL LADIES 5 miles  Sunday 28th April at Ewell
 1   L Harris (Croydon)     33.36
 41  Lorna Smith            47.06
 103 Deborah Blakemore      53.17

 BRACKNELL HALF MARATHON  Sunday 28th April
 1   S Newton (Barnsley)    1:13.35  (chip time 1:13.34)
 432 Tom Reay               1:52.14  (1:51.33)

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th April
 1   R Carol (Clapham)      16.51
 10  Peter Faull            18.43
 24  Alberto Esguevillas    20.10
 27  Stewart Anderson       20.26
 50  Chris Read             21.52
 74  Eugenio Carmo          22.50
 79  Rachael Holmes         23.09
 89  Polly White            23.32
 97  Amrut Sharma           23.55
 121 Phil Jackson           25.14 
 129 Colin Rogal            25.27
 144 Sue Camp               26.20
 149 Michael Sikora         26.34
 172 Peter Lowman           27.57
 175 Jenny Rogal            28.09
 181 Tony Clark             28.18
 205 Claire French          29.39 

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th April
 A double Ranelagh victory this week by Ted Mockett and Michelle Davies.

 1   Ted Mockett            18.16
 4   David Lawley           19.42 
 6   Kevin Kearey           20.40
 8   George Inman           21.07
 9   Michelle Davies        21.17
 23  Alan Davidson          23.35    
 47  Emily Kearey           27.25
 48  Jane Craigie-Payne     27.25
 51  Josie Kearey           27.39
 64  Ann Kearey             30.42
 68  Allison Peach          33.04
 70  Cindy Croucher         33.17
 71  Deirdre Inman          33.18
 72  Mike White             33.19 

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th April
 Bushy Park went over the 1,000 runners mark again, with two Ranelagh inside
 18 minutes..

 1   Unknown                16.26
 9   James Whistler         17.54
 13  Nick Wright            17.57
 54  David Rowe             19.52
 260 Phil Aiken             23.20
 336 Chris Brook            24.25
 428 Paul Sinton-Hewitt     25.24
 544 Linda Honey            26.52
 589 Kirsty Bangham         27.20
 616 Mary Hickson           27.54
 672 Chris Wright           28.36
 707 Wally Garrod           28.59
 962 Danny Hobbs            35.19        
 966 John Hanscomb          35.48  

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th April
 1   M Taylor (K&P)         18.25
 10  Andy Bickerstaff       20.06
 22  Chris Camacho          21.02
 79  Tom Reay               26.35
 85  Maya Farah             27.43
 89  Fiona Pugh             27.53

 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th April
 1   B Green (Warr)         17.06
 182 Peter Fordham          26.04
 220 Nick Fordham           27.18

 TILGATE parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th April
 1   M Boxall (Crawley)     19.07
 51  Steve Rowland          24.40
 52  Sonia Rowland          24.40

 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th April
 1   R Berry (West 4)       17.03
 197 Waldron Slaughter      32.29  
 228 Lexi Slaughter         38.19

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th April
 Trevor Maguire finished third.

 1   S Shaw (unatt))        17.18
 3   Trevor Maguire         18.22
 62  Pat Hewlett            36.22 

 ALICE HOLT parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th April
 1   I Carley (Farnham)     19.05
 24  Gareth Davies          24.25    

 MAIDSTONE parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th April
 1   A Fletcher (Folkes)    17.44
 34  Jo Sinton-Hewitt       25.56   

 CANNON HILL parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th April
 1   J Cunningham (unatt)   16.52
 213 Lynne Barber           27.43 

 OXFORD parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th April
 1   O Mytton (TH&H)        18.17
 69  Evelyn Joslin          28.45

 PLYM VALLEY parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th April
 1   J Hutchens (N Devon)   17.34
 28  Andrew Brown           26.16

 ASHTON COURT parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th April
 1   N Kastelein (unatt)    16.58
 81  Adam Wright            23.48

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 Clare King finished 4th overall and first woman.

 1   G Brook (Stragglers)   18.24
 4   Clare King             20.33
 10  Kevin Kearey           22.10
 11  Tom Kearey             22.14
 14  David Bell             22.44
 16  Phil Roberts           22.50
 18  Wyn Williams           22.53
 38  Tamsin Burland         25.06
 47  Lynne Barber           26.36 
 52  Emily Kearey           27.04
 53  Mel Hunter             27.09
 58  Mary Hickson           28.06
 60  Mike White             28.36
 61  Heather Martingell     28.36 
 72  Josie Kearey           30.06
 73  Cindy Croucher         30.09
 74  Ann Kearey             30.24
 76  Deirdre Inman          31.21
 77  Stacey Barber          31.23
 79  Christine David        33.37 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 1   Unknown                16.19
 39  Marie Synnott-Wells    21.12 
 74  Eugenio Carmo          22.58
 76  Karl Garvey            23.03
 107 Ally Salisbury         24.27
 127 Phil Aiken             25.14
 152 Michael Sikora         26.36
 167 Jenny Rogal            27.04
 169 Colin Rogal            27.10
 194 Peter Lowman           28.12
 234 Molly Smith            30.47

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 And this week exactly 1,000 finishers, again with two Ranelagh sub-18s.. 

 1   P Lowe (unatt)         16.43
 6   Steve Whitehead        17.42
 10  James Whistler         17.58
 18  Nick Wright            18.35
 472 Kirsty Bangham         26.04
 549 Linda Honey            26.54
 658 Vicci Randle           28.15
 930 John Hanscomb          34.43 

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 1   E Catmur (TH&H)        17.22
 11  Rob Stillwell          20.03
 16  Andy Bickerstaff       20.32
 18  Chris Camacho          20.48
 25  Wiebke Kortum          21.25
 53  Hannah Doyle           24.03
 79  Maya Farah             26.24

 NORWICH parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 1   A Thomas (Cornwall)    16.14
 8   Ted Mockett            18.15
 13  Peter Faull            18.46 

 GDANSK parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 1   A Jarmolowski (Poland) 17.12
 52  Peter Fordham          23.13
 53  Alex Fordham           23.13
 101 Wally Garrod           28.34  

 GDYNIA parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 1   J Kowalczyk (Poland)   17.26
 11  Alex Fordham           19.59
 41  Peter Fordham          23.02

 PRESTON PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 1   S Scott (Brighton Ph)  16.55
 9   Paul Sinton-Hewitt     19.05
 108 Jo Sinton-Hewitt       26.50

 WALTHAMSTOW parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 Ben Shore was runner-up.

 1   N Siriunas (unatt)     18.57
 2   Ben Shore              19.15

 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 1   B Green (Warr)         16.32
 44  Bruce McLaren          20.33

 CRYSTAL PALACE parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 1   T Wilson (unatt)       18.30
 25  Phil Jackson           22.20

 HILLY FIELDS parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 1   J Gevers (Kent)        18.18
 66  Andrew Brown           28.20

 BARNSTAPLE parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 1   S Antell (Bideford)    16.04
 36  Margaret Auerback      31.01

 OXFORD parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 1   I Harkness (TH&H)      16.50
 73  Evelyn Joslin          27.52 

 READING parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 1   T Fricker (Reading U)  16.59
 124 Louise Atkinson        26.07

 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km  Saturday 27th April
 1   P Bell (Viceroys Tri)  18.37
 102 Danny Hobbs            35.42

 FINALLY...
 Peter Fordham writes:
 "I have posted a youtube film on the second of the parkrun Poland double
 event last weekend:  Video: ."