Newsdesk 2013

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 407             29 August 2013
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  Ranelagh women win the Surrey Road League title, men place second
 *  Heather Martingell finishes 2nd in the W45 category
 *  Trevor Maguire, Phil Jackson, Heather Martingell and Sally Bamford win
     the club Road Grand Prix titles
 *  Simon Burrell and Heather Martingell lead our MABAC team at Wimbledon
 *  Amy Breakell, Ellen Clague and Beverly Walsh win the Ratchford Relay 
 *  parkrun placings for Jane Craigie-Payne, Lydia Louw, Estelle Damant,
     Eirin McDaid, Trevor Maguire, Mark Herbert, Rick Jenner, Jo Sinton-Hewitt,
     Niall O'Connor, Duncan Mallison and Ted Mockett
 *  Thomas Cup 4 miles handicap in Richmond Park on Saturday 7th September

 Printed fixture cards for 2013/14 are now available at the clubhouse. Please
 help yourself. If you won't be visiting the clubhouse in the near future and
 would prefer to have a card sent to you, please reply to this e-mail. The
 fixture list is also available on our website here:.  

 The Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km was the final race in our road Grand
 Prix. Trevor Maguire completed an impressive double, winning both the Open
 and Men Over 40 categories by a clear margin. Phil Jackson was an equally
 comfortable winner of the Men Over 50 category and Heather Martingell held
 off Marie Synnott-Wells to take the Women and Women over 40 titles. Sally
 Bamford won the Women Over 50 section. A total of 126 members completed at
 least one of the ten GP races. 

 Leading final results are (Open) Trevor Maguire 86, Peter Faull 67, Ted
 Mockett 66, Carl Selya-Hammer 47, Steve Whitehead 46, Duncan Mallison 37;
 Paul Rider 35, Stewart Anderson 28; (Men Over 40) Trevor Maguire 44, Steve
 Whitehead 24, Paul Rider 24, Stewart Anderson 23, William Griffin 14, David
 Rowe 12; (Men Over 50) Phil Jackson 41, Stephen Logue 24, Peter Fordham 23,
 Bill Neely 18, Mick Lane 12; Alan Meaden 11, Paul Sinton-Hewitt 11;  (Women)
 Heather Martingell 25, Marie Synnott-Wells 23, Wiebke Kortum 19, Cathy Jones
 17, Hannah Doyle 16, Becky Hall 12, Sally Dell 10; (Women Over 40) Heather
 Martingell 38, Marie Synnott-Wells 24, Wiebke Kortum 21, Ally Salisbury 14,
 Sally Dell 12, Deborah Blakemore 9; (Women Over 50) Sally Bamford 23,
 Lorraine Clifton 20, Sonia Rowland 12, Michele Gibson 10, Deirdre Inman 5,
 Lynne Barber 4. 
 The full scoreboard is on our website here:. Thanks to Ken Powley for keeping
 the scores.   

 The Wimbledon 5km was also the final race in the Surrey Road League and our
 women's team held on to take the team title by a clear four points from
 Elmbridge and South London. This was all the more pleasing for being
 unexpected and congratulations go to all who contributed to the excellent
 result. Clapham Chasers were very comfortable winners of the men's League
 but the Ranelagh squad held on to second place. 

 Our only podium finisher in the individual competitions was Heather
 Martingell who took the silver medal in the W45 category. However, there
 were a few near-misses: Ted Mockett and Peter Faull 6th and 8th respectively
 in the senior men, Trevor Maguire and Stewart Anderson 4th and 8th in the
 M40s, Paul Rider 4th in the M50s, Phil Jackson, Peter Fordham, Alan Meaden
 and David Meaden 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th in the M60s and Hannah Doyle 5th in
 the W35s.      
 The full scoreboard is on the Surrey Athletics website here:. 

 OPENING RUN and THOMAS CUP 3.8 miles Handicap
 The Opening Run of our 133rd season will take place on Saturday 7th
 September, beginning as usual with the annual club photo at about 2.45pm and
 continuing with the 4 miles handicap for the Thomas Cup. All members are
 welcome, but if you haven't paid your 2013/14 subscriptions yet please do so
 before the 7th.  Details:. 

 Note there will be an amendment to the course this year. The Park Manager
 has requested that we completely avoid the skylark breeding area near the
 Pen Ponds and so there will be a change to the route between the back of
 Spanker's Hill to the Ponds.  

 CABBAGE PATCH 10 miles  Sunday 20th October in Twickenham
 The popular Cabbage Patch 10 has already attracted well over a thousand
 entries so if you're planning to run you should not delay. Details:. Bear in mind,
 however, that this year there is an unfortunate clash with the Surrey
 Cross-Country League - the opening League fixture takes place the day
 before, the men at Wimbledon and the women at Lightwater. 

 Our Building Fund Draw is to be discontinued for the time being. If you have
 a standing order paying for your entry, please cancel it. 


 Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. 

 More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil, Duncan
 or Trevor ranelagh.men@gmail.com  or the women's Captains 
 ( e-mail Estelle, Becky or Phil ranelagh.women@gmail.com  )

 Saturday 7th September        Opening Run - club photo and Thomas Cup 4
 miles handicap in Richmond Park. All members welcome, see above. 

 Sunday 8th September          River Relay  Windsor - Kingston

 Saturday 14th September      Surrey Road Relays at Wimbledon Park. 12 noon

 Sunday 15th September        MABAC 5 miles at Lightwater Country Park. 11am
 start.     Details:. 

 Saturday 21st September      Women's South of England Road Relays at
 Aldershot. 3.55pm start

 Sunday 22nd September       Men's South of England Road Relays at Aldershot.
 Vets race starts at 12.30pm, senior race at 2.30pm.

 Saturday 28th September      Page Cup 5 miles handicap in Richmond Park. 3pm

 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 http://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).  

 MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles  Tuesday 6th August
 Bev Ali reports:
 "There was a huge field at the start for the Wimbledon MABAC!  It was held
 on a Tuesday evening as usual, which always encourages Ranelagh runners to
 participate.  The start was re-designed to minimise the bottleneck at a wee
 bridge early in the route, the weather was perfect, and there was a real
 feast laid on by Wimbledon Windmilers in the lovely new Wimbledon Rugby Club
 facilities after the run.  Personally, even injured as I am, I do not think
 I should have taken 40 minutes to cover 2.5 miles, so I suspect the
 measurements may have been a little approximate.  I did really enjoy doing
 one lap without having to worry about making the timekeepers wait for me or
 about it getting dark, and it was definitely far enough for my gimpy knee.
 The speed with which I was lapped would indicate that there were some really
 fast runners leading the pack home.  We had some Ranelagh first timers who
 seemed to be suitably impressed with the MABAC ethos, and a core group of
 beginners course graduates as well.  All told it was very successful MABAC -
 congratulations and thanks to the Windmilers."

 1   M Nutt (Wimb W)        29.24
 29  R Black (Dorking)      34.26  (1st woman)
 82  Simon Burrell          39.23
 90  Amrut Sharma           40.21
 135 Heather Martingell     43.53
 142 Sue Camp               44.19
 145 Oliver Bheemul         44.49
 147 Paul Martingell        44.56
 164 Tony Clark             47.12
 185 Natalia Slattery       51.06
 187 Lorna Smith            51.09
 196 Stacey Barber          52.23
 198 Wally Garrod           52.39
 201 Tanya Allen            53.19
 207 Angus Cater            54.41
 208 Deepa Sharma           54.48
 213 Deborah Blakemore      55.08
 214 Christine David        55.10
 215 Deirdre Inman          55.43
 216 Cindy Croucher         55.44
 217 Waldron Slaughter      56.13
 222 Juliette Chan          57.38 

 Short Course 2.5 miles         
 1   R Wood (Wimb W)        24.57
 5   K Brooker (Epsom O)    29.49  (1st woman) 
 6   Lynne Barber           30.14
 15  Michelle Martinez      35.46
 16  Katie Walters          35.46
 20  Tracey Small           37.53
 25  Lexi Slaughter         40.35
 26  May Nadir              40.38
 27  Annie Recuerda         40.52
 28  Bev Ali                40.56
 32  Beverley Walsh         44.06
 33  Yvonne Howie           44.32
 35  Pat Hewlett            46.42           

 PERSEVERANCE WIMBLEDON DASH 5km  Sunday 11th August at Wimbledon Park 
 The Wimbledon Dash 5km, starting and finishing on the track at Wimbledon
 Park, provided the climax to the Surrey Road League and our own Road Grand

 Our men's and women's teams both had everything to run for - particularly
 the women, who after finishing first team at the Elmbridge 10km had quite
 unexpectedly found themselves five points clear in the lead. It wasn't cut
 and dried though - three other clubs could all theoretically overhaul us,
 but calculations suggested that if we could finish at worst third today we
 could not be caught.  And, reader, we did it! Clapham Chasers won on the day
 but they were not in contention overall. Becky Hall, Marie Synnott-Wells and
 Michelle Davies rose to the occasion and secured second place, giving us the
 League title by four points from Elmbridge and SLH.

 For the men, Clapham Chasers already had the title sewn up. Indeed, their
 win today was their fifth out of the seven races, and with the best five
 scores to count they amassed the maximum score possible. Our task was to
 hold off Tadworth AC for second place. Tadworth have been relegated to
 Division Three of the Surrey Cross-Country League but they are a different
 kettle of fish altogether on the roads. We finished only fourth today but on
 this occasion Tadworth were under-strength and could do no better than
 eighth. The result was that we held on to second place by a single point. 

 Our first finisher today was Carl Selya-Hammer, who inflicted a rare defeat
 on our new Captain Phil Killigley - Phil presumably suffering the sleepless
 nights of new fatherhood! Trevor Maguire closed in our scoring team but Mark
 Herbert and Peter Faull were not far behind. 

 Heather Martingell was our only prize-winner in the League individual
 competitions, winning the silver medal in the W45 class. Heather, Trevor
 Maguire, Peter Faull and Phil Jackson were the only Ranelagh members to
 complete all seven League races.          

 RATCHFORD RELAY  Tuesday 20th August in Richmond Park
 There was a great turnout of nearly forty runners for the women-only
 Ratchford Relay. Thirteen teams started, each consisting of one 'fast', one
 'medium' and one 'slow' - though as always in this kind of event the
 classifications were somewhat blurred at the edges!

 Anna Scally takes up the story:
 "I always look fondly on the Ratchford Relay as a great opportunity to be
 able to run, race and get to know better the female club members who fill
 the clubhouse on a Tuesday night, so having persuaded John that putting two
 kids to bed on your own is child's play (!!), I jumped at the opportunity to
 be able to run this year.  Whilst I have been running a bit recently and am
 starting to feel fit again, I was a little concerned when Ken and Frances
 decided that I would be the fast runner in my team... but hey it is only
 three laps, how hard could that be?!?!  Cindy had done a great job of
 marking out the course, which was exactly 0.62miles or 1km this year, so
 after a warm up lap, we 'fast' runners lined up to go!  I was in a team with
 Natalia and Eleanor, both graduates from this year's running course and both
 in fine form, so not wanting to let them down, and with the competitive
 blood back pumping in my veins I set off at pace that my legs are not
 accustomed to and my lungs even less so!  With the competition breathing
 down my neck and then in front (great running Gwen), I completed the first
 of my three laps and handed over to Natalia to start the chase!  Now as many
 of you will know, there are many different combinations as to how to run the
 Ratchford Relays (Fast; Medium; Slow; Fast; Medium; Fast / FSFMFM etc) which
 means that you never really know who is going to win until the first person
 crosses the winning line.  We had opted for the F,M,F,S,M,F combination
 which meant that by the time I handed over to Eleanor after my second loop,
 she was running against a mixture of every speed, but she ran valiantly and
 handed over to Natalia in a strong position, with a few to chase down.  And
 chase down she did handing back to me with Amy Breakell only about twenty
 seconds ahead... could this be the year I am finally in the winning team?!?!
 But despite my lungs wanting to burst and my legs pack up and go home, Amy
 was just too strong for me to catch, so congratulations to the winning team
 of Amy Breakell, Ellen Clague and Beverly Walsh, you ran a great race and
 were deserving victors!  Finally I would like to say thank you to everyone
 who made my return to the club after too long so welcoming, it was great to
 see so many old faces and to meet some of the new members, there is some
 great talent out there and it would be great to run with you all again

 Newcomer Gwen McCormack was responsible for three of the four fastest times
 with 3.38 on the opener and then two 3.44s. Anna, Amy and Amii Cleary were
 others in the sub-4 club, but they were joined there by the very young Lydia
 Louw who ran a very impressive 4.04 on lap 4 and followed that up with an
 amazing 3.57 on the final stage. Very well done to Lydia and fellow juniors
 Livvy and Juliet Ricketts.            

 ORION FOREST 5 miles  Saturday 3rd August at Chingford
 1   C Bloomfield (Biller)  27.39
 98  Pete Warren            42.35  

 IRONMAN UK 2013  Sunday 4th August at Bolton             
 David Rowe reports:
 "I normally write huge race reports for my website and this race is no
 exception. If you want all 8,500+ words (yes, that many) together with
 photos then please have a look here:. For the abridged version,
 please read on.

 I entered Ironman UK late in 2012 with the plan being to 'have a look'
 around the course and see if I like the race. If so then I'd step up my
 triathlon training into a much more focussed effort with the aim of going
 back to Bolton in perhaps 2014 and attempting to finish well in my age group
 (40-44) and maybe trying to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in
 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  This was the overall plan.

 Race morning... One and a half tins of rice pudding and a coffee was
 breakfast, then into my wetsuit for the 2.4 mile swim in Pennington Flash. I
 ticked that off in 1 hour and 15 seconds. A big PB for me although it
 appears that the swim was probably 100m or so short. Never mind, we're all
 racing the same course that day.  I was 115th at this point and 15th in my
 age group.  After a quick transition I was onto the bike for the 112 mile

 I had a great ride, the support was fantastic and I felt strong throughout.
 I religiously kept my nutrition going in (energy gel after gel after gel
 every 20 minutes without fail) and found myself slowly moving up the field.
 I'd planned to 'smash' the bike and work really hard (much harder than
 before) and be prepared to have a nightmare of a run at the end.  It's all a
 learning experience and this wasn't my 'A race'. 5 hours 27 minutes later I
 was off the bike and putting my running shoes on ready for the 26.2 mile
 marathon to finish things (and me!) off.  I'd moved up to 34th overall and
 was now 1st in my age group.  I had absolutely no idea that I was doing this
 well.  I thought maybe 10-15 in my age group would be how I'd fare if I had
 a perfectly executed race.

 I started the run and I got overtaken by some people in my age group after
 only a few miles - I thought to myself 'I must learn to run faster.'  I
 settled into a pace (a little under 8 minute miling) and just stuck to it.
 Energy gels, sports drink and water were consumed whenever I could lay my
 hands on any and I just ticked off the miles. I didn't realise until after
 the race that at the 12.6k timing mat (yes, they always seem to be at
 strange places) I was 3rd and the top five in my age group were separated by
 only 43 seconds. Once again I had no idea.

 I pushed on and at about 20 miles I felt strong enough to push harder. I
 fought the pain, leaving everything on the course to do the best I could.
 Slowly I drifted up through the field as others were fading or not running
 as quickly as I was in the final miles (around 7:18 miling for the last 6
 miles). I crossed the finish line in 9 hours 59 minutes and 55 seconds.
 This was a big PB for me, especially on a tough course.  My marathon time
 was 3:26:30. I finished 27th overall (there were 11 'professionals' ahead of
 me) and lo and behold 1st in my age group!  I was in shock. Absolute shock.
 I had no idea during the race how well I was doing (read the blog linked
 above for much more about this). 

 Well, finishing 1st in my age group now qualifies me for the Ironman World
 Championships in Hawaii this coming October (yes, in only a few weeks time)
 and I'm currently booking flights and accommodation to take part in this
 amazing race.  I've dreamt of one day taking part in the race.  Every year I
 stay up all night and watch the online video stream of the event.  This year
 I'll be on the start line.  I cannot believe it!"

 1   D Halksworth           8:45.48  (swim 43.59, bike 4:56.45, run 3:01.21)
 27  David Rowe             9:59.55  (60.15, 5:27.50, 3:26.30)

 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap  Wednesday 7th August at Woking
 1   Steve Rowland          24.35  (actual time 22.50)
 6   Sonia Rowland          26.18  (21.18)
 7   Alan Davidson          26.29  (22.29)
 23  Louise Piears          28.20  (21.50)  

 LONDON SUMMER 10km  Sunday 11th August at Regents Park
 1   M Ribault (TVH)        34.46
 9   T Barlow (TVH)         39.09  (1st woman)
 108 Pete Warren            51.00

 Andy Bix and Louise Piears put on their first race under the Good Run Guide
 banner on what turned out to be a damp evening on Wimbledon Common. The
 route was an abbreviated version of Thames's old course, taking in most of
 the best bits of the Common - Beverly Brook, the Toast Rack, the Windmill,
 Queensmere and the Butts. All it lacked was the water splash through the

 A couple of Army types soon got away leaving Trevor Maguire in an isolated
 3rd place which he occupied to the finish, also taking the first over 40
 medal. In 16th place Sonia Rowland was leading over 45 and over 55.

 1   M Dove (unatt)         22.45
 3   Trevor Maguire         24.31
 7   S Stracey (SoC)        26.56  (1st woman)
 9   Christian Vaughan      27.38
 16  Sonia Rowland          31.15
 19  Andy Hayward           32.22
 24  Heather Martingell     35.20
 25  Tamsin Burland         35.25
 26  Paul Martingell        35.26
 27  Livvy Ricketts         36.32
 28  John Ricketts          36.33            

 PRIDE RUN 10km  Saturday 17th August at Victoria Park
 1   D Morgan (Serp)        32.38  (chip time 32.37)
 18  K Webster (Lon H)      36.32  (36.30 - 1st woman))
 689 Julie Teal             62.35  (61.31)

 1   P Wicks (Belgrave)     1:07.11  (chip time 1:07.11)
 15  L Locks (Hart)         1:23.30  (1:23.28 - 1st woman)
 141 Chris Read             1:45.51  (1:45.38)
 203 Heather Martingell     1:54.46  (1:54.30)
 310 Tamsin Burland         2:14.18  (2:14.02)  

 MABAC PAIRS RELAY 10km  Sunday 18th August at Staines-upon-Thames
 1   B Bradbury & G Bradbury (MAGIC) 32.30
 16  Alan Davidson & D Maskell       42.04
 19  John & Livvy Ricketts           44.04
 20  R Bell (WW) & Katherine Mercer  44.53 

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km  Friday 23rd August in Hyde Park
 1   O Le Polain (Lon H)    15.43
 13  C Elms (Dul R)         17.42  (1st woman)   
 129 Alan Davidson          23.29 

 THAMES MEANDER MARATHON  Saturday 24th August at Kingston
 1   B Walker (unatt)       2:49.46  (chip time 2:49.42)
 12  L James (Kimber)       3:11.57  (3:11.51 - 1st woman)
 56  Bruce McLaren          3:39.01  (3:38.49)

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 Eirin McDaid was the overall winner in his final race before returning to
 Northern Ireland for nine months. Lydia Louw was third woman.

 1   Eirin McDaid           16.44
 4   Nick Twomey            17.53
 5   Ian Kenton             18.09 
 8   Peter Weir             18.36
 9   Rick Jenner            18.38
 14  C Clover (Newbury)     19.10  (1st woman)
 22  Bill Neely             20.00
 35  Peter Faull            21.04
 38  Alberto Esguevillas    21.22
 39  Matt Copp              21.23
 40  Mark Herbert           21.24 
 58  Lydia Louw             22.11
 118 Michael Sikora         25.13 
 159 Arthur Louw            26.55
 186 Val Lowman             28.25
 190 Peter Lowman           28.38
 191 Louise Atkinson        28.42  
 197 Natalia Slattery       28.53
 262 Penny Merrett          38.11
 263 Bev Ali                38.20
 267 Pat Hewlett            39.27
 272 Andrew Brown           41.52   

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 Jane Craigie-Payne was the leading woman.

 1   A Lee (unatt)          20.14
 13  Jane Craigie-Payne     22.37  (1st woman)
 15  Phil Roberts           22.53
 27  Mel Hunter             23.59
 38  Heather Martingell     26.13
 48  Janet Russell          29.30 
 49  Waldron Slaughter      30.04
 51  Christine David        30.30
 59  Cindy Croucher         32.15
 61  Deirdre Inman          32.44 
 66  Lexi Slaughter         36.21 

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 1   P Pollock (Abbey)      14.36
 9   E Pallant (AFD)        17.02  (1st woman)  
 19  Nick Wright            18.01
 40  David Ready            19.05
 63  David Rowe             19.52
 209 Adam Wright            22.40
 360 Clive Naish            24.47
 541 Kirsty Bangham         27.44 
 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 1   Unknown                16.47
 8   H Taranowski (West 4)  18.38  (1st woman)
 36  Michelle Davies        21.15
 126 Mike White             26.45

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 1   W Barker (unatt)       18.10
 11  M Garner (Strag)       19.29  (1st woman)
 42  Chris Camacho          22.23
 51  Alan Davidson          23.29    

 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 Congratulations to Phil Jackson on completing his 100th parkrun.

 1   E O'Connell (Serp)     17.22
 27  A Hegvold (Ful-On Tri) 19.41  (1st woman)
 84  Phil Jackson           22.12
 96  Amrut Sharma           22.44
 226 Tony Clark             27.08
 297 Deepa Sharma           30.26

 TELFORD parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 1   L Butler (Shrews)      17.48
 3   K Fawke (Telford)      18.06  (1st woman)
 133 Lynne Barber           28.34
 141 Stacey Barber          29.13

 WHITSTABLE parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 Third place for Ted Mockett.

 1   T Corby (East Kent)    16.42
 3   Ted Mockett            18.03 
 21  L Reid (Datford)       21.52  (1st woman)

 GLASGOW parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 1   Unknown                16.36
 29  H Robinson (unatt)     19.51  (1st woman)
 252 Jo Sinton-Hewitt       27.18 

 LLOYD parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 1   J English (Croydon)    18.15
 28  Chris Read             23.00
 32  S Glinska (Herne H)    23.55  (1st woman)

 DARLINGTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 1   C Jones (Rich & Z)     16.54
 13  D Richardson (Quakers) 20.06  (1st woman)
 42  Nigel Coombes          23.01

 INVERNESS parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 1   C Brash (Girvan)       18.50
 5   H Page (Dartford)      19.15  (1st woman)
 41  Bruce McLaren          24.18 

 PRESTON PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 1   J Miles (Seaford)      18.09
 16  P Kremer (Phoenix)     20.01  (1st woman)
 52  John Pratt             23.10  

 POOLE parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 1   A Griggs (Lordshill)   16.25
 34  S Chaloner (Poole)     20.00  (1st woman)
 121 Eugenio Carmo          22.57

 ABINGDON parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 1   J Atyeo (Ox C)         17.54
 11  S Sunderland (Ox C)    19.43  (1st woman) 
 47  Tom Reay               22.42    

 SOUTHWICK COUNTRY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th August
 1   J Kermode (unatt)      17.59
 11  K Carey (unatt)        20.59  (1st woman) 
 85  Tamsin Burland         26.57 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th August
 1   Unknown                16.36
 20  S Weiland (Sheen)      19.29  (1st woman)
 33  Ed Smith               20.31
 40  Alberto Esguevillas    20.48
 44  Steve Aikin            21.16
 52  Eugenio Carmo          21.42
 68  John Ricketts          23.03
 71  Amrut Sharma           23.09
 77  Tomas Sterner          23.29  
 90  Lydia Louw             24.18
 128 Michael Sikora         25.41 
 172 Arthur Louw            27.59
 179 Vanessa McConkey       28.06
 223 Deepa Sharma           31.04
 226 Annemarie Goodridge    32.02
 232 Bronwen Northmore      33.36
 246 Rachel Allen           35.33      
 253 Andrew Brown           38.53   

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th August
 A 1-2 for Rick Jenner and Niall O'Connor.

 1   Rick Jenner            19.14
 2   Niall O'Connor         19.34
 5   Paul Sinton-Hewitt     22.11
 10  Yvonne Rice-Oxley      23.12  (1st woman)
 22  Rob Kitchen            24.24
 23  Mel Hunter             24.34
 34  Tony Clark             27.28
 36  Wyn Williams           27.50
 37  Natalia Slattery       27.52
 39  Philippa Kitchen       28.02
 40  Luke Maguire           28.56
 53  Paula Maguire          34.21
 57  Pat Hewlett            38.43
 58  Bev Ali                38.44
 59  Clare Hulacki          39.31

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th August
 Mark Herbert was runner-up..

 1   J Hughes (Brunel U)    18.17
 2   Mark Herbert           18.40
 9   Duncan Mallison        20.29
 23  L Howard (Elm)         23.09  (1st woman)
 33  Mike White             24.48
 49  Nigel Coombes          28.10
 63  Christine David        30.49
 68  Tamsin Burland         32.21
 71  Cindy Croucher         33.01

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th August
 1   A McLeod (Augsburg)    15.26 
 20  M Renfer (Core Act)    17.52  (1st woman)  
 28  David Rowe             18.12
 520 Chris Wright           26.36
 611 Kirsty Bangham         28.10
 771 Mary Hickson           31.49
 793 Sharon Rowe            32.27
 889 Wally Garrod           50.38   

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th August
 1   T Higgins (T Turbo)    17.03
 29  Chris Camacho          22.35
 34  K Franklin (26.2)      23.18  (1st woman)
 36  Alan Davidson          24.06
 46  Simon Taylor           25.01    

 GROVELANDS parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th August
 Jo Sinton-Hewitt was second woman to finish.

 1   D Mann (unatt)         18.34 
 17  A Birch (unatt)        23.10  (1st woman)  
 29  Jo Sinton-Hewitt       25.46

 HAMPSTEAD HEATH parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th August
 1   P Bray (unatt)         17.53
 6   Nick Wright            18.55
 14  R Thomas (unatt)       20.02  (1st woman)
 30  Andres Arana Garcia    21.32 

 WORCESTER parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th August
 1   B Jones (York U)       17.26
 19  S Tothill (Worcs)      20.08  (1st woman)
 101 Phil Jackson           25.10 

 DUSI parkrun 5km (South Africa)  Saturday 17th August
 1   S Meiklejohn (Nedbank) 17.54
 7   D Steiner (unatt)      19.47  (1st woman)
 17  Lloyd Camp             23.27

 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th August
 1   M Reed (unatt)         17.38
 14  T Callen (unatt)       21.40  (1st woman)
 92  Danny Hobbs            37.16

 ASHTON COURT parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th August
 1   J McKenna (Bristol)    17.45
 19  S Johnson (Nailsea)    19.20  (1st woman) 
 84  Chris Parsons          23.42 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th August
 1   R Carol (Clapham)      17.11
 18  H Taranowski (West 4)  20.24  (1st woman)
 33  Steve Aikin            21.26
 35  Eugenio Carmo          21.37
 37  Tomas Sterner          21.42
 45  John Ricketts          22.13
 53  Alex Fordham           22.49
 65  Alberto Esguevillas    23.36  
 99  Michael Sikora         25.35
 108 Colin Rogal            26.04
 123 Sue Camp               27.12
 134 Peter Lowman           27.48
 140 Andrew Brown           28.08
 144 Val Lowman             28.21
 149 Tony Clark             28.55
 153 Nick Fordham           29.09
 201 Pat Hewlett            40.26  

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th August
 Mark Herbert won this week, with Duncan Mallison in second place.

 1   Mark Herbert           18.26
 2   Duncan Mallison        19.44
 7   Paul Sinton-Hewitt     21.56
 8   Kevin Kearey           22.01
 16  Tom Kearey             22.55
 20  L Howard (Elm)         23.38  (1st woman)
 36  Mike White             28.39
 37  Heather Martingell     28.40

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th August
 1   A Jackson (Sitting)    16.14
 16  Jack Moran             18.12
 22  Nick Wright            18.37
 72  P Adams (unatt)        20.36  (1st woman)
 227 Steven Mountain        24.00 
 476 Kirsty Bangham         29.27
 617 John Hanscomb          36.57
 649 Wally Garrod           49.24   

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th August
 Another Old Deer Park win for Trevor Maguire.

 1   Trevor Maguire         18.49
 3   S Weiland (Sheen)      19.57  (1st woman)
 6   Phil Jackson           22.26
 21  Mel Hunter             25.52 
 29  Deborah Blakemore      29.40
 30  Christine David        30.46    

 GDYNIA parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th August
 Over in Poland Lydia Louw was the top woman.

 1   K Klawikowski (unatt)  18.33
 30  Lydia Louw             23.11  (1st woman) 
 64  Arthur Louw            26.12

 BRAUNSTONE parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th August
 Estelle Damant was the leading woman.

 1   D Allinson (Leics C)   16.17
 4   Estelle Damant         18.08  (1st woman) 

 DELAMERE parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th August
 1   G Houghton (Spectrum)  17.39
 27  H Whitby (unatt)       22.03  (1st woman)
 29  Chris Read             22.23

 BELFAST VICTORIA parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th August
 1   K Purdy (Annadale)     16.42
 7   Peter Faull            18.28 
 29  F Johnston (unatt)     21.02  (1st woman) 

 HILLY FIELDS parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th August
 1   G Parry (unatt)        18.42
 16  S Robson (Petts W)     23.28  (1st woman)
 48  Lynne Barber           29.08

 READING parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th August
 1   S Heath (unatt)        16.41
 36  A Eyles (Read RR)      21.39  (1st woman)
 46  Tim Woods              22.27

 WORMWOOD SCRUBS parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th August
 1   D Hunt (Lordshill)     18.12
 11  S Kirk (Imp C)         20.58  (1st woman)
 29  Peter Fordham          25.00

 ST ALBANS parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th August
 1   Unknown                17.31
 15  T Wedell (St A)        19.08  (1st woman)  
 162 Tamsin Burland         29.23

 ALICE HOLT parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th August
 1   J Brougham (unatt)     19.13
 15  N Shaylor (Cani-X)     22.50  (1st woman) 
 84  Gareth Davies          29.11 

 This one is obviously doing the rounds: Pete Mulholland found it in the
 Striders of Croydon club magazine.
 "Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this column misstated
 the average pace at which women in the University of Exeter study were able
 to run after 10 weeks of training. Most were able to run for 30 minutes at a
 pace of about 12 or 13 minutes per mile -- not 12 or 13 miles per minute."
 New York Times