*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 400 3 May 2013 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * 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 email@example.com . 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. firstname.lastname@example.org." 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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." Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 / e-mail Marc and Chris firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail Estelle and Phil email@example.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 *************** 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: ."