*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 402 7 June 2013 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Carl Selya-Hammer and Marie Synnott-Wells lead our teams at the Dorking 10m * Ranelagh finishes first women's vets team in Parkland Relays * Phil Killingley and Marie Synnott-Wells lead our teams at the BUPA London 10km * Jamie West and Kabir Sait are our fastest at the Stragglers Junior Handicap * Women's Beginners Course concludes with 22 novices completing * parkrun placings for Cathy Jones, Wiebke Kortum, Duncan Mallison, Mark Herbert, Colin Brett, Jo Ronaldson and Michelle Davies * Entries still open for the Richmond 10km - also marshals needed * Sumer BBQ after the 10km ATTENTION PLEASE **************** RICHMOND 10km Sunday 23rd June Niall O'Connor writes: "While Mo is practicing his Russian for an August race, the only 10k that really matters this summer takes place on Sunday June 23rd at Ham. Entries for the race are here:. It will be the same course that we've used since 2010 - flat, fast and scenic with a touch of grass at the beginning and end for a retro-school sports day feel. £10 for club runners and £12 for all others - great value for a race with chipped timing. As a running club, priority has to be to run the race but if you're available to volunteer to marshal I'll gratefully accept all offers at email@example.com. As well as being the county 10k championship the race also serves as the club championship. I'm struggling to get marshals so all assistance is required - get ready for increasingly frequency pleading emails. If you are running I could use you beforehand to assist Martin distribute numbers, and afterwards to help remove the chips. I really need a lead bike and will be in contact with all those that marshalled last year to see if you could assist again in 2013. See you on the start line!" At the time of writing there are some 400 entries in all, including about 60 from Ranelagh. There's still time to enter, but don't delay! SUMMER ROAD GRAND PRIX The next event in our summer road Grand Prix is our own Richmond 10km on June 23rd - see above. Full GP details are on our website here:. Leaders so far (after five events) are (Open) Trevor Maguire 44, Peter Faull 28, Ted Mockett 27, Carl Selya-Hammer 24, Steve Whitehead 24, Stewart Anderson 20;. (Men Over 40) Trevor Maguire 22, Stewart Anderson 15, Steve Whitehead 12; (Men Over 50) Phil Jackson 24, Stephen Logue 15, Bill Neely 12, Peter Fordham 12; (Women) Heather Martingell 14, Marie Synnott-Wells 12, Rachael Holmes 9, Wiebke Kortum 9; (Women Over 40) Heather Martingell 19, Marie Synnott-Wells 12, Ally Salisbury 12, Wiebke Kortum 10; (Women Over 50) Lorraine Clifton 11, Sally Bamford 6, Michele Gibson 6, Deirdre Inman 5. SUMMER BARBECUE As usual we'll be holding a barbecue at the clubhouse after our Richmond 10km on Sunday 23rd June. All are invited. CLUB KIT Annemarie Goodridge writes: To reflect an increase in cost to the club in relation to buying new stock of Ranelagh kit, please note that with effect from June 1st the prices of Ranelagh kit items will increase as follows: Long-sleeved T-shirts £24 Short-sleeved T-shirts £19 Vests £18 Fleeces £31 SWLAN NEWS Kate Brook forwards the following from Nicholas Ryan at Roehampton University: RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED We are looking for runners as part of a masters research project at Roehampton University on the effect of Achilles Tendon stiffness on foot-strike patterns. You must be aged between 18 and 50 and run, on average, at least 15 miles a week. In return for your time, we will conduct a full analysis of your running gait using motion capture technology. Please contact Nicholas Ryan for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org. RANELAGH JUNIORS WEBSITE Heather Martingell has created a new Ranelagh Juniors website here: - still, as she says, a work in progress: . Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 / e-mail Marc and Chris email@example.com or e-mail Estelle and Phil firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday 9th June MABAC League 5 miles at Holmwood. 11am start. Details:. Sunday 23rd June Richmond 10km. 9am start. Road GP race 6 and Surrey Road League race 4. Details:. Saturday 13th July Elmore 7 miles at Chipstead. 2pm start. Road GP race 7 and Surrey Road League race 5. Details:. Sunday 21st July Elmbridge 10km at Walton. 9am start. Road GP race 8 and Surrey Road League race 6. Details:. Sunday 21st July MABAC League Surrey Slog Half Marathon at Peaslake. Details:. Friday 26th July Wedding Day 7km in Bushy Park. 7.30pm start. Road GP race 9. Details and entry:. Sunday 11th August Wimbledon 5km. 9.30am start. Final Road GP and Surrey Road League race. Details and entry:. parkruns every Saturday at 9am Bushy Park Diana Fountain car park Richmond Park Richmond Gate Wimbledon Common Windmill car park Banstead Woods Car park off B2219 Park Lane, Chipstead Bedfont Lakes Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Ashford, Middlesex Kingston The Hawker Centre Old Deer Park Pools in the Park on the A316 Crane Park Near the Hospital Bridge Roundabout on the A316 in Twickenham Other venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.com 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 *************** DORKING 10 miles Sunday 2nd June Duncan Mallison reports: "A 9am start on a Sunday in Dorking during half term meant it was always going to be a struggle to get a strong team out for today. While we were not in the mix at the business end of things, we still managed to get 19 men and 6 women on the start line. This week Carl Selya-Hammer brought the team home, just making it into the top ten, followed yet again by the ever consistent Trevor Maguire. Performance of the weekend, without doubt, came from Peter Faull, who on a tough course and in warm conditions knocked out an impressive PB. Following Peter was Mick Lane (4th O50), myself and Ted Mockett all under 70 minutes. Another nine runners finished under 80 minutes including Mike Peace 4th O60 and his son Joseph just beating him home. Marie Synnott-Wells led our women's team in 23rd place (6th W40) ahead of Wiebke Kortum 39th (11th W40). Sally Bamford was 11th over 50. At the business end it was another dominant performance from Clapham Chasers who took first place in the men's team event, with three runners in the top ten and Tadworth in second. While it was always going to be a struggle to maintain our strong start to the Surrey Road League, at was likely to be one of our weaker events, we managed a creditable 6th. Quick calculations suggest we are now 3rd overall in the men's League." "Score one for the hyphenated surnames!" adds Carl. STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAPS Thursday 30th May at Ham There was a good Ranelagh showing at the second of Stragglers' junior handicap series at the Hawker Centre. Handicap winner in the first race Kabir Sait ran a few seconds faster this time but in the handicap found himself pushed back to 15th. First home for the boys and girls in blue was Jamie West, 6th in the handicap and 4th fastest overall. This was Jamie's first run in the series, as it was also for Eve West, 8th in the handicap. Patrick O'Sullivan was next with a new PB while brother Daniel just missed his. Tor and Noah Heron-Brett came next with Gaby West just behind. In the minis race, Afrah Sait ran a big PB but had to settle for 2nd place again. Sam and Theo Doyle were 6th and 7th. The next event is on Thursday 13th June - registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start. All juniors welcome. Juniors (speed order) 1 M Connelly (St Mary's) 15.06 (actual time 10.06, speed order 22nd) 6 Jamie West 18.16 (8.16, 4th) 8 Eve West 18.53 (10.53, 25th) 15 Kabir Sait 19.40 (8.40, 8th) 17 Patrick O'Sullivan 19.49 (8.49, 11th) 26 Daniel O'Sullivan 20.05 (11.35, 28th) 33 Tor Heron-Brett 20.27 (9.57, 20th) 34 Noah Heron-Brett 21.14 (10.14, 24th) 35 Gaby West 21.50 (16.50, 35th) Fastest: G Chaplin (Stragglers) 7.50 Minis 1 N Bond (Stragglers) 2.58 2 Afrah Sait 3.05 6 Sam Doyle 4.08 7 Theo Doyle 4.10 BEGINNERS COURSE 2.7 miles Tuesday 4th June in Richmond Park Deborah Blakemore writes: "Another very successful Ladies' Beginners Course has just finished with their annualk event around Sidmouth Wood. We started with a class of 36 in Week 1 and after 8 weeks we finished with 22 spirited and enthusiastic ladies who all inspired me to remember why I love running so much. I will certainly remember their commitment even when it was pouring with rain! I would like to thank Andy Bickerstaff and Jo Sinton-Hewitt for their timing at the final event; to Cindy for her help with the organisation; to the volunteers from Cindy's group for their extra assistance over the weeks, to Yvonne for her regular support and most of all, to Juliette for being my running elf!" Thanks too to Deborah herself for leading the course. 1 Natalia Slattery 26.15 2 Jen Johnson 26.46 3 Charlotte Macneill 30.53 4 Deepa Sharma 31.17 5 Rachel Allen 31.25 6 Abigail Underhill 31.36 7 Michelle Martinez 32.21 8 Joanna Haigh 33.48 9 Annie Recuerda 33.48 10 Jane Hart 34.00 11 Tracey Small 34.28 12 Sally Spaull 36.10 13 Jane O'Brien 36.11 14 Valerie Moore 37.07 15 Sally Burdis 37.30 16 Eleanor Davies 38.05 17 Sarah Cheshire 38.24 18 Clare Hulacki 38.38 19 Carole Varney 38.38 20 Jan Rivers 39.25 21 Cath Preston 40.24 22 Hazel Morgan 44.37 STAINES 10km Sunday 19th May 1 A Miller (Datchet) 32.59 (chip time 32.59) 52 Rob Curtis 43.19 (43.16) 56 Becky Hall 43.34 (43.31) GODALMING TOWN 10km Sunday 19th May Sonia was the first over 50 by about seven minutes in this hilly multi-terrain event. 1 N Morgan (Waverley) 37.37 (chip time 37.36) 81 Sonia Rowland 50.14 (50.03) 99 Steve Rowland 52.04 (51.53) THAMES HARE & HOUNDS PARKLAND RELAYS Wednesday 22nd May in Richmond Park Peter Fordham reports: "The Parkland Relays in Richmond Park are one of the finest events in the summer racing calendar, and Ranelagh wase represented by a ladies' and a men's team. The Ladies run three legs and Jo Ronaldson, Sandra Prosser and Marie Synnott-Wells brought the team home in 9th place overall, but first vets team. Jo recorded the 12th fastest leg in 18.24. The men's race comprises four legs, and it resulted in the spectacle of one of the great team relay performances by Ranelagh men in recent years. Here the crowd witnessed consistent pacing of the highest order and seamless changeovers, with no breaking of stride reminiscent of the great American track relay teams. Fordham set the pace, running the first leg in 23.24, before passing over to Fordham for the second leg who consolidated the team position with a 23.40. The third leg was run by Fordham having completed his warm up, with a 23.32, before passing over to Fordham for the anchor leg who posted the best team time of 23.20. Ranelagh finished a credible 46th out of 47 edging out Sheen Shufflers' fourth team. Look out for next years' event in late May." Men 1 Thames H&H 58.45 46 Ranelagh 93.56 Peter Fordham 23.24 Peter Fordham 23.40 Peter Fordham 23.32 Peter Fordham 23.20 Women 1 Thames H&H 53.17 9 Ranelagh 57.39 Jo Ronaldson 18.24 Sandra Prosser 20.21 Marie Synnott-Wells 18.54 EDINBURGH MARATHON Sunday 26th May Bev Ali reports: "Edinburgh is a beautiful city, especially when the sun shines, and it really did on the bank holiday weekend! We were very fortunate though because at the start, the clear blue skies were gradually blocked by a fairly thick cloud cover which prevented it from being as hot as it might have been (there goes excuse number one). The start of the marathon is just in the shadow of the castle, a fairly good 20 minute or so walk, mostly uphill, from our hotel. The baggage trucks were located very close to the start, and very accessible. The most important part of the start area, the portaloos, were the most organised I have ever seen with marshals directing runners to the next available loo every time one was vacated! And they were plentiful. We were in the second last pen, and it took us no more than 10-15 minutes to cross the start line. This was definitely not Paris! And, it is true what they say about the downhills - they were plentiful, and, near the start, fairly steep. There was no correspondingly steep uphill, either. After leaving the city centre and heading out along the coast, called the Scottish Golfcoast, the route is a fairly flat out and back. On the out leg, there were some gently rising sections, but emphasis on gently - not enough of a gradient to really be noticeable at that point of the race. The turnaround is quite sharp at just before 18 miles with a little detour through the grounds of Gosford House, and then the gently falling gradient for the last 8 miles was extremely welcome. It definitely felt as though the finish was moving away from me in the last three miles, but the onlookers kept assuring me that I was 'almost there'. The finish is actually where my only two negative comments start. The last 20 or 30 yards were on those horrible plastic mats that are put down to protect the underlying grass. They are very uneven, and, having seen runners fall on them at Reading, I kept my head down watching my footing the whole way, which did not allow for particularly good finishing photos! The other negative comment I would make about this race would be about the arrangements for getting back to the start. We had what felt like 5 but was really only about 2 miles of uphill walking to join a 45 minute minimum queue for the shuttle buses to take us back to Waverly Station. It took us no less than two hours to get back after finishing, and we did not tarry in the merchandising and entertainment area. By the time we got off the shuttle bus we could hardly move, my teeth were chattering even though I had a down filled jacket and a fleece hat on, and Penny's lips were blue. We had another mile and a half to walk back to the hotel on top of that. Tea and bath never looked so good. The medal is great - heavy enough to use as a paperweight on a desk, and the t-shirt is also worthwhile. All in all I would say it was a positive experience and would definitely recommend it as a big city marathon, but would also recommend spending a few days looking at the sights and the city." 1 L Tola (Ethiopia) 2:15.32 7320 Penny Merrett 5:24.12 7438 Cindy Croucher 5:29.36 7807 Bev Ali 5:52.56 GREAT MANCHESTER RUN 10km Sunday 26th May Roger Wilson reports: "Good to do a great race outside London with around 40,000 runners. The great Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia set a World Masters record of 28 mins dead in finishing third. I watched the Great City Games athletics including a straight 200m, long jump and pole vault in the city centre with large crowds the day before." 1 M Kipsiro (Uganda) 27.52 8339 Roger Wilson 54.32 EURO VETERANS NON-STADIA CHAMPIONSHIPS Thursday 23rd May - Sunday 26th May at Upice, Czech Republic Alan Davidson reports: "An obscure venue for the Euro Vets non-stadia was Upice, a one horse town without a horse or a railway station close to the Polish border. As a result fewer than thirty Brits travelled to compete in 10k/half marathon/cross-country relays and road walks. Surprisingly I swapped a sunny Heathrow for a rain-lashed Prague before the 3h15m train journey to my stay in Trutnov (the nearest town on the railway to Upice 15k distant).The Kyrkonos hotel was a pleasant venue with the added bonus of a built-in wardrobe perfectly designed for doing eccentric heel raises to ease a niggling Achilles! The Friday evening 10k on an out and back undulating course Upice to Halovice took place in chilly, windy and latterly wet conditions and I suffered from ill-advisedly not wearing a long-sleeved top under my national vest. The last 400 metres was on slippery wet cobbles with a steep climb to the town square and as I crossed the line in (guntime) 48.06 I was literally caught by the medical staff as I was crumpling in a heap exhausted and chilled through. I was well cared for with blankets, drink and time to quietly recover but sensibly I decided there and then to withdraw my entry for the Sunday half marathon.The Saturday morning cross-country relays at Male Svatonovice had two shocks for me with firstly team manager Maurice Doogan advising us that we had won the M65 team bronze medal in the 10k and secondly the cross- country course which usually involves a few laps of playing fields was more like a Swiss scene with a wooded hillside and flower meadows providing a lovely setting but a very hilly course with ruts, sharp cambers and holes to try to avoid. It was rather worrying at the start to be told by officials we needed to wear our chips to run but the race booklet specifically said chips not to be worn for the cross-country relays - as it was all done manually and there were no chip mats, also our chip numbers didn't tally with the ones given to us for the race, this 'requirement' didn't make sense, so Maurice went to have a 'quiet' word with the officials. Just to add to the tension my race number (I was on leg 1) had to be hastily changed because the officials had given us the wrong numbers so it was a relief to get underway. I had jogged the figure of eight course beforehand (two laps 2km in total) and I think that paid off because some runners were running out of steam on the second lap and also helping me was my kamikaze running down the steep descents ignoring the cambers and ruts whilst some were pussyfooting their way down! It was a shock afterwards to learn that our jolly trio (all teams ages 60 upwards had run in one race) finishing in 30.21 had earned a team bronze medal. So it was back to the village which was en fete to be presented with our medals on stage by the mayor. As usual I had enjoyed the atmosphere of the events and the friendship of the British group (and some other nationalities when the language barrier permitted!). On Sunday morning in a cold blast and squally showers I set off from Trutnov station (glad not to be running the half) on the express train - which takes the same time as the slow - from platform 5 - though the platforms weren't numbered - but at least train travel was cheap (very!).I swopped a sodden Prague for sunshine again at Heathrow." BUPA LONDON 10km Monday 27th May Phil Killingley ran negative splits to lead our team, leaving Eirin McDaid behind in the second half. The results are a bit confusing as they vary by a second or two depending on where you look. The times shown below are the chip times. 1 Mo Farah (N&EB) 29.13 119 Phil Killingley 34.12 144 Eirin McDaid 34.41 435 Peter Faull 39.05 469 Nick Wright 39.23 472 Colin Brett 39.31 534 Vaughan Ramsay 40.06 852 Marie Synnott-Wells 42.45 1017 Michelle Davies 43.42 1248 Phil Jackson 44.53 1656 Daniela Mingham 47.33 1686 Matt Copp 47.40 2067 Phil Aiken 48.25 3150 Ally Salisbury 51.52 3410 Heather Martingell 52.38 3540 Hannah Doyle 53.01 4517 Kirsty Bangham 55.47 COMRADES MARATHON 54 miles / 87 km Sunday 2nd June Durban - Pietermaritzburg Conditions were hot and windy for South Africa's classic Comrades Ultra Marathon, this year run on the 'up' course starting on the coast in Durban. Our three gallant representatives all made it through safely within the 12 hours limit. I hope there will be more details to follow. 1 C Moshiywa (RSA) 5:32.09 3586 Karen Weir 10.11.10 3588 Peter Weir 10:11.11 4728 Neil Walford 10:40.04 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May 1 J Cornish (White H) 16.47 53 Steven Mountain 22.27 67 Polly White 22.56 74 Amrut Sharma 23.13 87 Eugenio Carmo 23.54 100 Ally Salisbury 24.27 112 Simon Taylor 24.46 146 Michael Sikora 26.28 267 Penny Merrett 36.26 268 Bev Ali 36.31 276 Pat Hewlett 39.16 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May 1 G Brook (Strag) 18.23 8 Kevin Kearey 20.36 14 Tom Kearey 22.13 44 Emily Kearey 26.13 58 Mary Hickson 28.06 68 Cindy Croucher 31.15 69 Josie Kearey 31.48 70 Ann Kearey 32.00 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May 1 S Hayes (unatt) 15.54 37 Nick Wright 19.01 158 Ian Grange 21.43 251 Adam Wright 23.08 281 Alan Davidson 23.31 544 Kirsty Bangham 26.48 648 Wally Garrod 28.22 652 Vicci Randle 28.31 707 Teresa Segovia 29.28 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May 1 T Shurlock (unatt) 19.26 11 Stewart Anderson 22.48 32 Lynne Barber 26.22 33 Mel Hunter 26.37 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May 1 D Harris (Les C) 17.47 31 Peter Fordham 23.52 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May Wiebke Kortum was the leading woman this week. 1 K Macintosh (WW) 17.20 20 Wiebke Kortum 21.29 40 Tom Reay 23.16 58 Chris Camacho 24.37 HIGHBURY FIELDS parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May 1 J Laybourn (Highgate) 17.14 6 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.03 83 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.39 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May 1 D De Jong (unatt) 17.21 198 Lexi Slaughter 38.54 199 Waldron Slaughter 38.55 MALAHIDE parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May 1 D Gorman (Raheny) 17.05 165 Tomas Sterner 25.40 QUEEN ELIZABETH parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May Michelle Davies finished third woman in the inaugural Queen Elizabeth parkrun. 1 P Collins (Ports J) 18.45 22 Michelle Davies 22.54 27 Lee Davies 24.10 52 Mike White 25.58 NONSUCH parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May 1 K Quinn (Real R) 15.24 24 Alberto Esguevillas 19.56 59 Phil Jackson 21.30 184 Tony Clark 26.28 OXFORD parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May 1 E Gronbech (unatt) 18.54 52 Evelyn Joslin 27.50 53 Ian Bingham 27.51 PRESTON PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May 1 J Guilmant (Bright P) 15.41 64 John Pratt 22.58 WALTHAMSTOW parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May Cathy Jones was first woman. 1 D Tumaitis (Eton M) 17.51 8 Cathy Jones 21.52 SHERINGHAM parkrun 5km Saturday 18th May Mark Herbert placed second. 1 C Stark (N Norfolk)) 18.40 2 Mark Herbert 19.33 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 25th May 1 P Cheetham (Barnes) 17.41 6 Peter Faull 18.33 13 David Lawley 19.34 15 Alberto Esguevillas 19.58 17 Phil Killingley 20.09 37 Stewart Anderson 21.27 60 Eugenio Carmo 22.54 63 Wiebke Kortum 22.58 67 Amrut Sharma 23.13 71 Polly White 23.38 78 Peter Weir 23.57 123 Michael Sikora 26.01 136 Tomas Sterner 26.48 140 Sue Camp 27.07 143 Ally Salisbury 27.11 158 Val Lowman 27.43 177 Tony Clark 28.32 183 Rob Kitchen 28.59 193 Philippa Kitchen 29.44 194 Peter Lowman 29.57 196 Jar O'Brien 30.08 200 Molly Smith 30.48 215 Annemarie Goodridge 32.48 231 Pat Hewlett 39.50 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 25th May Duncan Mallison finished 3rd. 1 H Hughes (TVH) 18.04 3 Duncan Mallison 18.23 17 Phil Roberts 22.20 58 Tanya Allen 30.18 59 Christine David 30.36 60 Deirdre Inman 30.49 68 Danny Hobbs 35.45 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 25th May 1 M Withey (Stroud) 16.30 12 Nick Wright 18.18 24 David Rowe 18.58 149 Adam Wright 22.19 378 Clive Naish 25.22 656 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 29.17 816 Kirsty Bangham 33.16 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 25th May 1 T Maxwell (Strag) 18.37 22 Chris Camacho 22.46 29 Tom Reay 23.19 FRIMLEY LODGE parkrun 5km Saturday 25th May 1 J Grace (AFD) 16.07 110 Peter Fordham 23.34 240 Nick Fordham 28.23 HAMPSTEAD HEATH parkrun 5km Saturday 25th May 1 D-A Wingrove (Kings C) 18.10 99 Mary Hickson 29.44 116 Chris Wright 31.39 FAELLEDPARKEN parkrun 5km Saturday 25th May 1 J Thornberg (Denmark) 16.57 15 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 22.02 HACKNEY MARSHES parkrun 5km Saturday 25th May 1 C Norris (unatt) 16.19 33 Mike White 24.29 ROTHER VALLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 25th May 1 C Cotton (Kimber) 16.56 4 Chris Brook 19.44 BARROW parkrun 5km Saturday 25th May 1 M Zikking (Evesham V) 17.48 57 Andrew Brown 29.30 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 1st June Jo and Marie were third and fourth women to finish. 1 J Congdon (unatt) 18.33 13 Alberto Esguevillas 20.03 14 Jo Ronaldson 20.07 22 Marie Synnott-Wells 20.33 24 Peter Faull 20.35 61 Steven Mountain 22.52 64 Polly White 23.00 69 Amrut Sharma 23.08 99 Simon Taylor 24.24 104 Tomas Sterner 24.44 114 Ally Salisbury 25.10 127 Michael Sikora 25.45 129 Clive Naish 25.49 132 Sally Lau 25.56 141 Lynne Barber 26.10 142 Philippa Kitchen 26.11 168 Rob Kitchen 27.13 184 Jar O'Brien 28.04 191 Tony Clark 28.31 233 Eugenio Carmo 31.30 245 Bronwen Northmore 33.01 246 Annemarie Goodridge 33.11 256 Andrew Brown 34.52 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 1st June A 1-2 for Duncan and Mark. 1 Duncan Mallison 18.16 2 Mark Herbert 18.26 23 Stuart Young 24.13 30 Mike White 25.09 41 Mary Hickson 27.05 52 Chris Wright 29.24 55 Tanya Allen 29.56 56 Christine David 29.59 57 Stacey Barber 30.02 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 1st June Colin Brett placed second. 1 L Davis (Clapham) 18.04 2 Colin Brett 19.08 13 Stewart Anderson 22.03 18 Phil Roberts 22.47 34 Mel Hunter 25.08 38 Lorna Smith 25.54 44 Paula Maguire 29.09 58 Deborah Blakemore 36.37 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 1st June 1 A O'Brien (WSEH) 16.22 34 Nick Wright 18.36 74 David Rowe 20.03 197 Adam Wright 22.12 494 Nicola O'Shea 25.57 502 Rachel Revett 26.00 784 Vicci Randle 29.43 817 Kirsty Bangham 30.33 818 Sharon Rowe 30.34 985 John Hanscomb 36.53 NORTH BEACH parkrun 5km Saturday 1st June Karen and Peter Weir were in Durban for Sunday's Comrades Marathon. 1 D Robinson (BRAT) 17.11 41 Peter Weir 25.04 111 Karen Weir 32.13 KILLERTON parkrun 5km Saturday 1st June 1 R Orton (Tavistock) 16.29 49 Sonia Rowland 23.36 56 Steve Rowland 24.16 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 1st June 1 J Ruskin (Strag) 17.46 25 Chris Camacho 21.27 EGLINTON parkrun 5km Saturday 1st June 1 S Kay (Ayr S) 18.04 5 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.41 BARNSTAPLE parkrun 5km Saturday 1st June 1 T Stokes (SWRR) 17.47 35 Margaret Auerback 28.50 CONKERS parkrun 5km Saturday 1st June 1 C Hinds (Hermitage) 17.38 9 David Lawley 19.23 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 2nd June PBs for Euan and Finlay but Eilidh missed hers by a second. 1 C Cecil (K&P) 7.00 12 Euan Sinclair 8.08 67 Finlay Sinclair 9.24 216 Eilidh Sinclair 12.20 FINALLY... The book "One Man and his Bog" by Barry Pilton is a very humorous account of the author's attempts to walk the Pennine Way. I can recommend it to all fell walkers and runners. Of extra interest to us is that Ranelagh gets a mention - not actually by name but as "Chris Brasher's lot". In this extract the author is ascending Knock Fell, having left Dufton at 6am: "The day was already warm and very still. Only the sun and the keener flies were up - or so I thought. I had climbed steadily up through the fields to 1,500ft, and was already sweating when I first saw him. Above me, at over 2,000ft, was a figure. It ran forward five yards, it ran backward five yards; forward, backward, forward, backward. It got no nearer; it got no farther; it did nothing else. As I climbed inexorably closer, I tried to construct a reasonable explanation, but always came back to my limited knowledge of mad axe-men. He was still running, repetitively, maniacally, to and fro, and I was still pondering the correct conversational openings to use with deranged psychopaths, when we came face to face, with 100 square miles of Cumbria spread below us. 'Hallo,' he said. 'They're late!' (Some form of delusionary illness, I decided.) 'Yes...' I replied - in a tone aimed at that delicate balance of being both understanding yet unpatronising in a single word at the same time. 'You had me worried. I thought you were one of them!' (With strong paranoiac elements, I further noted.) 'No! Oh no!' I had felt here that lashings of firm reassurance were clearly required. 'No, no!' At this point, one of my own inner voices advised me to try and build a bond. 'One of what?' I enquired. 'The relay team. Chris Brasher's lot.' It is deflating, when one has 164 blood-stained, sweat-spattered miles stowed beneath an increasingly loose belt, to be accused of slowness by fitness freaks running the complete distance in less than 30 hours...After a pleasant little man-to-man chat with the relay runner, about such matters as my bronze medal for the under-11s long jump, I left him still waiting, his relay team clearly running late, and continued on up to tick off the summit of Knock Fell, after which I set about No. 2, Great Dun Fell. (Embarrassingly, when he did race past me, only he had the breath to offer greetings.)" The book was published in 1986 but it's not clear in which year the events described took place. We had originally set a record for the Pennine Way Relay back in 1971 but in the ensuing decade the record was beaten more than once and by the 1980s Holmfirth Harriers' 29 hours 46 minutes was the target. We ran the Relay again in our Centenary year of 1981 and in heavy underfoot conditions we finished 48 minutes adrift of the record. In 1982 we finished an agonising 18 minutes outside. Gluttons for punishment, we tried again in 1983, this time running from north to south unlike all of our previous attempts. Bad weather and overnight navigational errors put paid to our hopes. Barry Pilton was walking south to north, so must have encountered us in either 1981 or 1982. A dozen or so of those who ran in the 1981 or 1982 teams are still members - does anyone own up to being the mad axe-man?