Newsdesk 2013

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 403             21 June 2013
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  Gavin Jones 6th in Mt Etna race
 *  Becky Hall 1st in age group in Westminster Mile
 *  David Rowe's Lanzarote Ironman
 *  Karen and Peter Weir at the Comrades
 *  parkrun placings for Jane Craigie-Payne, Eirin McDaid, Duncan Mallison,
     Wiebke Kortum, Mel Hunter, Trevor Maguire and James Whistler 
 *  Richmond 10km at 9am on Sunday - help still needed 
 *  Summer BBQ after the 10km

 RICHMOND 10km  Sunday 23rd June
 Our 10km takes place this Sunday June 23rd starting at 9am. There's still
 time to volunteer to help with marshalling, water stations etc - please
 contact Niall O'Connor at 10k-enquiries@ranelagh-harriers.com.  

 As usual we'll be holding a barbecue at the clubhouse after the 10km on
 Sunday. All are welcome - in the event of rain, then we'll be inside the

 The next event in our summer road Grand Prix is the Richmond 10km on Sunday.
 Next comes the Elmore 7 miles on Saturday 13th July starting at 2pm. The
 event forms part of the Chipstead Flower Show.  Details:.

 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.   

 Tuesday 2nd July sees our annual departure from usual Tuesday night training
 for the Chris Brasher Ponds Run. The idea is to visit 20 specific ponds in
 Richmond Park.  Details here:.   

 Ranelagh Coach Karen Weir writes:
 "Join me for a social run in Richmond Park followed by a special 'Yoga for
 Runners'  class on Sunday 7th July.

 I have hooked up with the lovely ladies at Lululemon to put on a special
 yoga session aimed at runners. Yoga is a great complement to running. Not
 only does it help you to stay flexible, strong and balanced it can help to
 reduce your injury risk. I always feel an inch taller after a yoga class!
 We'll be heading out at 9am from Pembroke Lodge for a social run and then
 we'll finish at the Perseverance Clinic studio close to Richmond Station
 with a private yoga class from 10.30 - 11.30. The morning costs 10 (pay on
 the day) and is open to runners/yogis of all levels and ability. Please do
 reserve your place in advance though, so I know how many are coming. Email
 karen@runwithkaren.com to reserve your place or for more details."

 A few weeks ago Wally Garrod posed the question "Who in Ranelagh had run the
 most marathons?" 
 Here are a few of the replies he received:
 Ian Grange..41
 John Hanscomb..92, best time 2:42
 Mike Peace..at least 33 (every London) and more, best time 2:38
 Peter Fordham..24 plus 5 Ultras, best time 3.00.28
 Andy Hayward..57 plus 15 Ultras, best time 2:57  (Ultras include 100km in
 8:31 and three London to Brightons, best time 7:08)
 Ivan Boggis..24, best time 2:35 
 Heather Martingell.. 33 plus 1 Ultra, best time 3:45
 Finally it would be churlish not to mention our club hero - Hugh Jones..70
 (at least), best time 2. 09 in winning the London!!!! 

 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

 Sunday 23rd June                 Richmond 10km. 9am start. Road GP race 6
 and Surrey Road League race 4.  Details:. 

 Tuesday 2nd July                  Chris Brasher Ponds Run in Richmond Park.
 7pm start

 Saturday 13th July                Elmore 7 miles at Chipstead. 2pm start.
 Road GP race 7 and Surrey Road League race 5.   Details:. 

 Tuesday 16th July                Coad Cup 5 miles summer handicap in
 Richmond Park. 7pm start - please arrive early. Followed by club AGM in the

 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 and entry:.  
 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,
 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).  

 LANZAROTE MARATHON (and warm-up)  Saturday 18th May
 David Rowe reports:
 "In a similar style to that of Simon Burrell a few weeks ago here's a report
 from the Lanzarote Marathon. With the run being twice as long as the
 'Majorca Half Marathon (and warm-up)' it was only fair for the organisers to
 double the distance of the swim and bike parts - 2.4 miles and 112 miles
 respectively. Anyway, onto the run... 

 Heading onto the run is a strange feeling. You've just swum 2.4 miles,
 ridden 112 and now you're about to run a marathon. Yes, a full 26.2 mile
 marathon. That is one hell of a warm up for a marathon! This is when you
 hope that the nutrition strategy that you've being following for the past 7+
 hours is going to put you in good stead for the next few hours running in
 the heat of the day. Only time will tell. In the race rules for the event
 the following rule is explicitly given for the run: 'No form of locomotion
 other than running, walking or crawling is allowed.' The run course is
 42.2km and consists of three laps: first, one of around 12 miles and then
 laps of about 7 miles each.

 Four weeks ago I ran the London Marathon in 3:26 and it felt comfortable.
 Running that pace after what I'd just done wouldn't feel comfortable but I
 had in the back of my head that if I could run anywhere near 3 hours 30 that
 would be amazing. My plan was to go for 8 minute miling and just stick with
 it as long as possible. The first mile was 7:43 - OK, a little quick but
 that's normal for me! Followed by 7:58, 7:56, 7:58, 8:09, 8:01, 7:58. All
 was going well. It wasn't as comfortable as I'd like it to be but my heart
 rate was in a good place and I felt confident.

 The course is tough. It's not really flat, it's gently undulating. And
 there's plenty of headwind! The surface is a mixture of tarmac and paving
 along a fairly busy seafront. For a fair bit of the course there's
 restaurants and bars with people sat or stood outside and cheering you on.
 The only really quiet part (on the first large lap) goes past the airport -
 you're literally about 10 metres away from the runway on a cycle/walking
 path just beside a rather high fence with the airport on one side and the
 sea on the other. 

 At the end of the first lap (about 12 miles) I had been averaging 8:02
 miling. This was all good. I was running through the aid stations taking a
 combination of water/energy drink and also picked up a couple of large ice
 cubes at one point (which were lovely down my shorts!!). I felt all right
 and just wanted to do the same again over the two shorter laps. Well... that
 feeling didn't last for long! I was now on the shorter laps and at the far
 turnaround point (about 15.5 miles in) I was really starting to struggle. I
 said to myself that I'd complete this loop (3.5 miles back to the
 start/finish turnaround) and then on the final 7 mile loop I'd walk the aid
 stations. Well, three and a half minutes (not miles, minutes!) later and I
 was walking. This wasn't in the plan but my head was telling my legs that I
 needed to walk. The strategy at the aid stations was to drink whatever I
 felt I could manage without having too much and then getting a large cup of
 water at the last 'table' and either pouring it over my head or just
 throwing it all over my face. Then start running again. And repeat. This
 continued to the start/finish turnaround point at about 19 miles. My average
 pace for the previous seven miles had dropped to 8:30 miling. 

 Heading back onto the final loop the course was really starting to get busy
 with other runners (as we all took different amounts of time to do our
 'warm-up'). Getting onto the run fairly early means lots of space but now it
 was getting busier as more and more people were coming in from the bike
 segment. It was great to get to the final turnaround - at this point it was
 shortly before 5:30pm and the overall time was therefore 10 hours 30
 minutes. I had 30 minutes to do the final 3.5 miles to beat 11 hours. Under
 normal circumstances that should be fine. This was not. I'd just run the
 previous 3.5 miles in nearly 35 minutes. That's 10 minute miling pace. Not
 what I had planned. I was falling apart.

 A chap I found myself talking to tried to convince me that I could finish
 the race in under 11 hours.  'We've got 17 minutes to cover 3km. We can do
 this.' For about 30 seconds I still believed that it wasn't possible and
 then thought that I should do whatever I can over the last couple of miles.
 It didn't matter. The finish was so close. Food, drink, warm clothes.
 Actually, the thought of not having to run another step was the main selling
 point for me. Right, let's get this show on the road. I pushed on. I moved
 ahead of Chris and he said 'Good running, stay strong' or something similar.
 I ran through the aid stations without getting anything. I went up and down
 kerbs to avoid other runners. I took the 'racing line' wherever possible.
 This is what they call zipping up your mansuit. Mine was done right up to
 the top!

 Next thing I'm getting closer to the line. The support was amazing and I
 remember seeing a friend Alan standing there raising his pint of beer to me!
 As I got to the finishing chute I waved my arm - showing my two coloured
 wristbands (that showed I had done my laps) and was let through. I looked
 up, saw the clock was reading almost 10 hours 57 so I eased off and enjoyed
 the moment. Sunglasses off (it's all about the finish photo you know!) and I
 crossed the line. My marathon time was 3:38:26. This is an average of 8:20
 miling. The final 3.5 miles I got back from 10 minutes miling to 8:34
 miling. I'd call that a comeback.

 Marathon time: 3:38:26, Ironman Lanzarote: 10 hours 57 minutes 2 seconds.

 My marathon was the 215th quickest on the day. I ran the 46th quickest
 marathon in my age group but as a number of the faster runners actually
 finished behind me (so were slower in the swim/bike) I moved further up the
 field. The fastest marathon was run in 2:50:52. The male winner ran 2:55:03.
 The female winner ran 2:58:37 - outstanding. The slowest was 7:15. With the
 final scores on the doors I finished the race overall in 193rd place and was
 35th in my age group. Photos and more information about the warm-up can be
 read here:" 

 With a separate race for each age group the action continued from 9.30am
 through to 3.30pm. The course started on The Mall and finished in front of
 Buckingham Palace. Shown below are overall positions. Individually, Becky
 Hall was first in the 30-35 age group and Marc Snaith and Wally Garrod took
 fourth place in the 35-40 and over 70 groups respectively.

 1   J Wildrianne (Derby)    4.23
 31  Marc Snaith             4.57
 188 Becky Hall              5.59
 194 Rob Curtis              6.00
 466 Hannah Doyle            7.04
 470 Sharon Dooley           7.06
 525 Heather Martingell      7.21
 745 Wally Garrod            8.21
 757 Teresa Segovia          8.24    

 COMRADES MARATHON  54 miles / 87 km  Sunday 2nd June Durban -
 Karen Weir reports:
 "Comrades Up Run 2013, will go down as one of the toughest days of my life.
 I can't really say I enjoyed any of the 87km I covered. The 4000m of
 climbing and 2000m of descending in 30 degree heat whilst battling the
 Bergwind which comes from the north across the Sahara bringing sand and the
 occasional stray rubbish bin into your path, drained me physically and
 mentally. Plagued by cramp, an unquenchable thirst and some really quite
 unpleasant chafing in places that you really don't need to know about, Peter
 and I kept telling each other 'We are never doing this again', or 'Once this
 is over we are never coming back'. However, less than 24 hours after finally
 crossing the finish line we had both convinced ourselves that we have to go
 back in 2014 to do the Down Run and get our back to back medals.

 So why would we consider putting ourselves through this torturous journey
 again? Well simply because we know we can go faster and do better! And also
 because it was an extraordinary experience to be part of something with such
 a long and moving history, that is part of the fabric of South Africa. And
 because the supporters were amazing, the other runners inspirational, the
 finish line unforgettable, the aid stations plentiful, well organised and
 stocked with ice cold water even after 10 hours. Because you get goose bumps
 at the start when 18,000 people sing Shosholoza and then Chariots of Fire
 rings out. Because there are 5 brutal hills with names and about 25 others
 without, but if they were in any other marathon they'd be called Heartbreak
 Hill or Cardiac Climb. Because I cried at the end when it got to the 12 hour
 cut off and people didn't get to register a finish, pushing for the line,
 but it was too late. Because I have an even bigger respect for the legend
 that is Bruce Fordyce after having the honour to meet and run with him, how
 he has raced that distance 30 times winning 9 times is incredible. Because
 it didn't really hurt that much, because the weather can't be that
 challenging two years in a row, or simply because we're not quite right in
 the head. Or maybe it's just because no matter what I tell people, I just
 like the challenge, I like the uncertainty of whether it is possible and I
 just want to see what I am truly capable of - more than I ever dreamed. 

 So we will be going back in 2014, everyone has told us it's the easier
 direction. Mind you before we started this year, everyone said the Up Run
 was the easiest option. But this is our only chance to get Comrades back to
 back medals and to really say 'I've run Comrades'. If anyone is keen to try
 it for themselves, let me know. Would be great to get a Ranelagh Ultra
 Racing Team together and I know someone who can help with logistics so start
 saving your pennies. Entries open in September!!"

 Results were in the last e-news. 

 SELF TRANSCENDENCE 5km  Monday 3rd June at Battersea Park
 Phil Jackson was first over 60.

 1   R Wowenicki (TH&H)     15.32
 108 Phil Jackson           22.01
 130 Alan Davidson          22.51       

 YATELEY 10km  Wednesday 5th June
 Mick Lane missed the third over 50 place by just a few metres.

 1   M Worringham (Read)    33.49  (chip time 33.48)
 34  Mick Lane              38.44  (38.42)

 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap  Wednesday 5th June at Woking
 1   A Smith (unatt)        21.46  (actual time 17.31)
 9   Steve Rowland          26.48  (21.03)
 11  Sonia Rowland          26.51  (20.51)
 30  Alan Davidson          30.30  (25.00) 

 SOUTH DOWNS WAY MARATHON RELAY  Saturday 8th June at Slindon
 Jar O'Brien reports:
 "As we set off to the South Downs Marathon Relay I think it is safe to say
 that our expectations were fairly low. Mike was driving, my newly acquired
 veteran's legs in the front, and the two youngsters, Vaughan and Mark, in
 the back. We were pleased to find that everyone had brought supplies for the
 day out. Mark had water, Vaughan had kiwi fruit and cherries. I had mini
 pork pies and caramel short bread. As we were starting as we meant to go on
 we cracked open the pies and the short bread. This was followed a short time
 after arrival at the start by bacon butties for those of us not running the
 first leg. Mark went off to do a warm up rather than have us wave our
 sarnies at him. 

 We got our first suspicion things might not go to plan shortly after the
 start when Mark took the lead in the first 200m of the school track. He
 still held 2nd place after leaving the track and heading out on the road.
 Mike took great pleasure in telling me that I was likely to take over in the
 top three. In my mind I had a picture of the reaction of the other
 competitors when Team Ranelagh went from 1st to 10th before making it out of
 the field at the start of the second leg.

 Thankfully Mark did the honourable thing and came in in 4th place. A great
 effort by him and not quite so embarrassing for me. I can truthfully say
 that I have never started a race so fast in my life. I was easily under 7
 min a mile, uphill and into the wind as I took off. I kept this up all the
 way to the gate out of the field and until I was safely sheltered behind an
 impressive South Downs hedgerow. This soon became a walk as the hill got
 steeper and I was swiftly passed by two runners, leaving me in 6th. I did
 however feel a certain amount of pressure not to let the side down and as I
 got half way into the admittedly easiest leg and was still in 6th and in
 sight of 5th I thought I should give it a lash. I didn't so much speed up as
 not slow down. In the end I got passed by three more but passed one and came
 down the hill to hand over to Vaughan in 8th. 

 When we arrived at the handover for the final leg we were immediately hailed
 by a Reading official of some sort who knew Ranelagh very well and seemed to
 expect great things of us. When we told him that we were the Ranelagh
 Harriers B Team and there was in fact only one team entered he walked off
 looking a bit confused and muttering to himself. Before long Vaughan came
 charging out of the bushes still in 8th place but closely followed by the
 chap in 9th. He says he was dazzled by emerging so fast into the light but
 we think the manoeuvre he pulled at this point looked more like it came from
 the rugby fields of his native New Zealand than the running track. He handed
 over to Mike who was immediately impeded by the opposition runner in a
 revenge attack dropping us to 9th. He claims that this put him off so much
 that he was prevented from mounting a challenge for the top three.

 We were under strict instructions from Mike to have the BBQ up and running
 when he got in so Mark and I used a whole box of matches trying to get it
 lit. It was only then we realised that we were sitting there with Vaughan
 who had spent much of his youth in Australia and therefore was genetically
 programmed to be able to light a BBQ in any conditions!!! It was difficult
 to spot the relay teams finishing amongst the Half Marathoners and
 Marathoners but as we counted them in we thought we were still in with a
 chance of a respectable finish. Soon Mike came into view looking strong but
 we were still unsure of where we had finished. The only person Mike
 remembered being passed by was the individual Marathon winner (a very
 impressive sub 3hrs). At one point post race we thought we might have come
 7th which, based on Mike not having actually passed anyone could only have
 come about by some other runners getting lost on route. I am not ashamed to
 say that we did take some pleasure in that thought but in the end we were
 confirmed as 9th out of over 80 teams. 

 All that remained was for us to have our BBQ and get told off by a Park
 Ranger for having a hot BBQ in a national park. The trip home was spent in
 the satisfied glow of having represented Ranelagh to the best of our
 abilities. Performance of the day I think went to Mike for a great effort on
 a tough leg four, with an honourable mention to Mark for his first 400m and
 to Vaughan for taking on the toughest leg of the day. I would recommend this
 race to everyone. It accommodates all standards and the legs range from
 fairly easy to tough so there is something for everyone. The element of
 having to actually tag your next runner gives it a real sense of excitement
 and the finish area is perfect for a post race relax."

 1   Whispering Grass       2:50.37
 9   Ranelagh               3:19.03
     Mark Herbert      4      52.17
     Jar O'Brien       8      41.56
     Vaughan Ramsay    8      55.11
     Mike White        9      49.34            

 CHILTERN CHASE 10km  Sunday 9th June at Ewelme
 1   N Jones (Newbury)      34.37  (chip time 34.37)
 254 Marina Quayle          57.43  (57.37) 
 378 Louise Atkinson        69.22  (68.47) 

 MOUNT ETNA SUPER MARATHON  Saturday 15th June in Sicily
 Gavin Jones retires from racing...again:
 "I know I said I was packing in the competitive stuff, but there was one
 race that tickled my imagination which I thought  I would like to do one day
 - slightly more than a marathon all the way up Mount Etna from the beach to
 3,000 metres. Well, they suspended it for a few years due to organisational
 problems and I sort of forgot about it but then believe it or not I actually
 dreamed about it a couple of months ago - and that prompted me to Google it
 again. I saw that they had resumed it last year and I thought it just might
 be a fitting Last Hurrah - more so than the fairly anonymous Half Marathon I
 did in December. So I started putting in some 2 and 3 hour runs, finding as
 many hills as possible.

 The race was on Saturday - and it was truly amazing. You start on the edge
 of the beach with this colossal volcano in front of you and you run all the
 way up, or let's say you run up to 33k when you leave the road, at an
 altitude of 1,800 metres, and go onto the gravelly lava path. From there you
 climb 1,200 metres in 10k on difficult terrain. And many stretches are so
 steep that you try to run but you are going no faster than if you walk so
 you are just wasting energy. In recent years only the winner has run all the
 way, and I think most participants walk all of the last 10k. 

 It's about 25 degrees when you start on the beach at 8:30 am, and when you
 get to the top it's often close to freezing with snow on the ground. You go
 through every type of landscape and the last 8k or so, past the tree line,
 are amazing - just black lava everywhere and amazing views over Sicily and
 Calabria. It's no mass event, with a limit of about 160 starters. From 0 to
 3000 metres the organizers claim it's in the Guinness Book of Records as the
 official race with the biggest altitude change from start to finish in the

 Anyway, I came 6th in 4 hours 44 minutes, first M50 (Ed's note: first M50 by
 over an hour!). I started very cautiously and I was overtaking people the
 whole way, which is obviously good for morale. I hauled in the first woman
 in the last kilometre. I really recommend it to anyone, whether for a
 grueling challenge or just an amazing and 'different' holiday experience.
 The only problem is that there is an 8 hours time limit and you have to pass
 33k in 4 hrs 30 mins, so you can't walk it all!"

 1   L Trincheri (Italy)    3:50.38
 6   Gavin Jones            4:44.51

 SELF TRANSCENDENCE 2 miles  Monday 17th June at Battersea Park
 1   T Beedell (WGEL)        9.43
 59  Alan Davidson          14.40       

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 1st June
 In addition to those shown in the last e-news, Nick Twomey also ran and
 finished 10th in 17.29.

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th June
 1   M Ismail (HHH)         16.57
 5   Lars Lundqvist         18.17
 13  Matthew Copp           19.50
 57  Stephen Logue          22.32 
 65  Karl Garvey            22.56
 77  Eugenio Carmo          23.32 
 123 Sally Yau              25.51
 126 Michael Sikora         26.08
 166 Val Lowman             27.32
 171 Tomas Sterner          27.43
 241 Peter Lowman           32.03 
 243 Bronwen Northmore      32.15
 265 Pat Hewlett            37.49
 270 Andrew Brown           38.31

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th June
 Jane Craigie-Payne was the leading woman and a few of our beginners' course
 graduates made their parkrun debuts.

 1   D Tanner (Clapham)     17.15
 18  Duncan Mallison        21.45
 24  Jane Craigie-Payne     22.11
 56  Kevin Kearey           24.51
 57  Emily Kearey           24.52
 71  Jo Sinton-Hewitt       25.39
 74  Lynne Barber           25.52
 99  Ed Josey               28.12
 101 Mary Hickson           28.18
 108 Stacey Barber          29.21
 110 Elizabeth Everett      29.58
 118 Josie Kearey           30.58
 120 Christine David        31.07
 122 Ann Kearey             31.23
 131 Rachel Allen           33.17
 132 Tanya Allen            33.18
 142 Annie Recuerda         35.46
 143 Deirdre Inman          35.46
 146 Jane Hart              36.11
 154 Carole Varney          39.24
 158 Sarah Cheshire         42.13
 159 Cindy Croucher         42.14  

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th June
 Trevor Maguire was third.

 1   S Shaw (unatt)         17.35
 3   Trevor Maguire         18.16
 10  Stewart Anderson       20.57
 26  Sally Bamford          25.25
 33  Mel Hunter             27.26
 35  Molly Smith            27.39

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th June
 1   J Mays (Basing & MH)   15.47
 11  Ian Kenton             18.05 
 15  Nick Wright            18.23
 16  David Rowe             18.25
 125 Paul Sinton-Hewitt     21.17
 144 Alex Fordham           21.38
 208 Ian Grange             22.27
 245 Peter Fordham          23.06    
 559 Kirsty Bangham         26.42
 613 Teresa Segovia         27.32
 679 Wally Garrod           28.28 
 951 John Hanscomb          34.57 

 WORMWOOD SCRUBS parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th June
 1   L Smith (Imp C)        16.40
 9   Alberto Esguevillas    19.22
 27  Amrut Sharma           22.37
 33  Phil Jackson           23.12
 57  Sue Camp               26.22
 62  Tony Clark             27.18
 82  Deepa Sharma           32.40 

 PRESTON PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th June
 1   Unknown                17.38
 57  John Pratt             23.08 

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th June
 Wiebke Kortum was second woman home.

 1   Unknown                17.33
 18  Chris Camacho          21.27
 21  Wiebke Kortum          21.57
 32  Alan Davidson          23.18
 43  Rob Kitchen            24.37
 89  Annemarie Goodridge    31.58  

 CLAISEBROOK COVE parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th June
 James Whistler placed third in Perth, West Australia.

 1   B Hartwell (unatt)     17.32
 3   James Whistler         17.48

 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th June
 1   C Dettmar (Head)       16.07
 211 Lexi Slaughter         37.18 
 212 Waldron Slaughter      37.18 

 ALICE HOLT parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th June
 1   I Carley (Farnham)     19.03
 23  Gareth Davies          24.26

 OXFORD parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th June
 1   J Parkinson (Fell RA)  17.09
 74  Evelyn Joslin          27.40

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 15th June
 Eirin McDaid won from a field of over 1,000, dragging Ian Kenton, Mark
 Herbert, Peter Faull and Rachel Revett to PBs in the process. 

 1   Eirin McDaid           16.25
 7   Ian Kenton             17.43
 9   Mark Herbert           17.49
 13  Peter Faull            18.00 
 14  Nick Wright            18.09
 16  Ted Mockett            18.12
 49  Matthew Copp           19.55
 145 Simon Rothwell         21.52
 396 Rachel Revett          24.46
 410 Clive Naish            25.04 
 489 Kirsty Bangham         26.02
 718 Wally Garrod           29.04 
 967 John Hanscomb          34.37

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 15th June
 Duncan Mallison chalked up another victory.

 1   Duncan Mallison        18.18
 6   Kevin Kearey           20.47
 13  Tom Kearey             22.24
 16  Kabir Sait             22.49
 57  Tamsin Burland         27.08
 60  Mary Hickson           27.42
 62  Lynne Barber           28.34
 67  Christine David        29.48
 68  Stacey Barber          29.48
 71  Heather Martingell     30.03
 73  Josie Kearey           30.55
 74  Cindy Croucher         30.56
 76  Penny Merrett          31.13
 77  Ann Kearey             31.17
 80  Rachel Allen           32.23
 85  Janet Russell          33.05
 87  Meredith Bell          35.02 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 15th June
 1   C MacLellan (unatt)    18.14
 14  Stewart Anderson       20.30 
 40  Stephen Logue          22.00
 51  Chris Read             22.27 
 61  Eugenio Carmo          23.14
 74  Peter Fordham          23.52
 104 Alan Davidson          25.24  
 109 Sally Yau              25.57
 142 Michael Sikora         27.27
 161 Nick Fordham           28.35
 236 Pat Hewlett            36.55
 242 Andrew Brown           47.17

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 15th June
 1   R Eveson (SMR)         17.48
 6   Alberto Esguevillas    19.28
 7   Rob Stillwell          19.34
 28  Tomas Sterner          22.02 
 42  Chris Camacho          22.33
 48  Amrut Sharma           22.51
 76  Sue Camp               25.37
 94  Philippa Kitchen       27.35  
 95  Rob Kitchen            27.35
 113 Annemarie Goodridge    30.50
 114 Deepa Sharma           31.26 

 WIMBEDON COMMON parkrun 5km  Saturday 15th June
 1   J Raso (HHH)           15.55
 46  Marie Synnott-Wells    20.58

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 15th June
 Mel Hunter was third woman.

 1   A Lee (unatt)          19.09
 21  Mel Hunter             24.27

 NONSUCH parkrun 5km  Saturday 15th June
 1   K Macintosh (Wimb W)   17.17
 254 Phil Jackson           29.26

 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km  Saturday 15th June
 1   T Haughian (SMR)       17.08
 23  Lee Davies             23.06

 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km  Saturday 15th June
 1   R Carol (Clapham)      16.38
 23  David Lawley           19.01

 OXFORD parkrun 5km  Saturday 15th June
 1   G Turner (Black & B)   17.57
 60  Evelyn Joslin          27.28

 Australian Jessica Pinney has had a map of Richmond Park tattooed onto her
 thigh. According to the Daily Mail, "Walks through Richmond Park helped her
 beat depression when she lived in England. Although she's now back in
 Melbourne, she says the Park is still part of her. 'I feel like Richmond
 Park is my home and I wanted to have it tattooed on me so it's always with
 me and I'm kind of always there,' she said. 'It'll be hilarious if I ever
 get asked for directions in the park again - I can pull down my trousers or
 pull up my skirt and give them some really good advice'." 
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