Newsdesk 2013

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 410             10 October 2013
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  Janet Turnes wins the Page Cup
 *  Fastest times by Ted Mockett and Marie Synnott-Wells
 *  Mark Herbert 2nd in the Bournemouth Half Marathon 
 *  Ranelagh juniors finish 3rd in Stragglers' handicap series
 *  parkrun placings for Michelle Davies, Polly White, Ben Shore, Cathy
     Jones, Duncan Mallison, Wiebke Kortum and Livvy Ricketts
 *  Possible traffic problems reaching Richmond or Wimbledon 
 *  Volunteer needed to join our Half Marathon organising team
 *  Book for the Quiz Night on Saturday 26th October...
 *  ...and for the Christmas Party on Saturday 7th December

 SURREY VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 12th October in Richmond Park
 Pre-entries have closed. On the day entries will be accepted at our
 clubhouse at £5 a head but will not qualify for the team events. There are
 two races: all women over 35 and men over 60 run together over 6km starting
 at 2.15pm (NOTE earlier time than originally shown in our fixture lists).
 Then at 3pm the men 40-59 race over 10km. There are individual medals in
 5-year age groups and team medals in 10-year age groups. We could use a
 couple more volunteer marshals - please contact Andy Bickerstaff
 andy.bickerstaff@goodrunguide.co.uk  if you  can help.

 Wimbledon Common
 The opening League race for our men's team starts at 3pm on Saturday 19th
 October on Wimbledon Common. Last winter we regularly cleared 30 runners in
 the League races, and it would be great to see similar turnouts this year.
 The arrow on this map indicates the start and finish:.
 There is a junior race (all age groups) at 2.30pm. 

 SURREY LADIES LEAGUE DIVISION 2  Saturday 19th October at Lightwater Country
 Our women's team will be in action at Lightwater Country Park, close to
 junction 3 of the M3. The senior race starts at 12 noon, followed by under
 17, under 15 and under 13 events.  Location:. 

 CABBAGE PATCH 10 miles  Sunday 20th October at Twickenham
 Entries are closed but we have a substantial presence in the 2000+ entry

 JUNIORS MOB MATCH  Sunday 3rd November
 Colin Brett writes:
 "Our Juniors have a mob match arranged against Runnymede Runners at the
 Savill Gardens 2k Junior park run on Sunday 3rd of November. Start time is
 9.30am. Any members with children 4-14 would be very welcome to join our
 regulars. I have put details up in the club house. We are also competing in
 the World Marathon Challenge on Saturday 26th October in which we hope to
 get up to 21 children completing the Marathon distance in 200m sprints in
 Richmond Park."

 We have received the following alert from Thames H&H:
 "The road bridge over the A3 at the bottom of Coombe Hill is going to be
 closed every weekend, apparently for the next five weeks.  This is causing a
 lot of tail backs on all the other local approach roads into Kingston and
 around Richmond Park.  There are also some nasty road works on Parkside.  If
 you are planning to drive to the upcoming races in Richmond Park or
 Wimbledon Common I strongly advise you leave a lot of extra time, or if you
 can travel on the train/by foot or cycle."  

 Alex Horne writes:
 "Would you like a functional check up, want to get rid of a persisting
 injury or just a rub down?
 My name is Alex and I'm a chiropractor who has just moved and is working in
 the Richmond area. I will be providing taster sessions to members both
 before (6pm-7pm) and also after Tuesday training sessions for anyone with an
 injury, or who just wants a friendly chat! I am a keen sportsman with a big
 interest in rugby but have been running for years and working with lots of
 different sports teams, so don't be shy, pop over and just ask me anything!
 Feel free to get in touch with any queries:

 QUIZ NIGHT  Saturday 26th October in the clubhouse
 We'll be holding a quiz night in the clubhouse after the Orion mob match on
 26th October. It's £10 a head to include a supper of fish and chips (or
 veggie alternative). Make up your team of four or just come along and we'll
 sort out teams on the night. Start time 6.30pm. Please contact Andy Hayward
 andrewhayward@catalinare.com  to book your place.   

 CHRISTMAS PARTY  Saturday 7th December
 Our Christmas Party will take place at the Richmond Hill Hotel on Saturday
 7th December starting at 7pm. It will include a three-course meal plus wine,
 followed by a DJ and (optional!) dancing. The price is £45 if you book
 before October 22nd, otherwise £50. To reserve your place contact Michele
 Gibson  micheleagibson@hotmail.com or put your name on the list at
 the clubhouse. Please indicate your choice of food - see the menu at the
 clubhouse or PAGE 4 of the  brochure:. Please ensure you choose from the right menu - there are
 several in the brochure but we are using the one on page 4.  

 Race Director Sandra Forrest writes:
 "The Half Marathon Team needs a replacement for Philippa Kitchen, who is
 expecting a baby in March (congratulations Philippa and Rob!). Philippa is
 responsible for permissions, hiring the loos, hiring the man with the van,
 and luggage. She'll take care of as much as she possibly can before that and
 she'll make the transition to a new person as easy as possible
 organisationally." Could anyone interested in joining the team please
 contact Sandra forrests@marymountlondon.com  or Philippa
 philippakitchen@gmail.com .

 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 12th October           Surrey Vets Championships in Richmond Park.
 Women over 35 and men over 60 6km at 2.15pm, men 40-59 10km at 3pm. 

 Saturday 19th October          Surrey Ladies League 6km at Lightwater
 Country Park, 12 noon start
                                           Men's Surrey League on Wimbledon
 Common, 3pm start

 Sunday 20th October            Cabbage Patch 10 miles at Twickenham. Entries
 are now closed.

 Saturday 26th October          Lee Cup mob match v Orion Harriers, 7.5 miles
 in Richmond Park. 2.30pm start. Incorporates club veterans' championships.
 Followed by Quiz Night.

 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).  

 PAGE CUP 4.95 miles handicap  Saturday 28th September in Richmond Park 
 Angus Cater framed his second handicap and produced a pretty close result
 overall but with one or two "runaways" at the front. Unfortunately some
 course marking flags were removed, resulting in a few competitors unfamiliar
 with the course going astray. Amongst these was Anna Reichwald who actually
 crossed the line several minutes clear of the rest. There was no question
 mark over the Cup winner, though - this was Janet Turnes who put in a great
 effort and crossed the line almost as far ahead of the next finisher as Anna
 had been ahead of Janet. Louis Randall and Karen Weir were fairly isolated
 in the minor places before Peter Weir led the charge.

 Fastest time, and the only one inside the half hour, was Ted Mockett's
 29.56. Peter Faull recorded 30.22 and Rick Jenner 30.29. Fastest woman once
 again was Marie Synnott-Wells on 35.03 ahead of Karen Weir with 36.55 and
 Sandra Prosser 37.11.          

 WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS  10th - 18th August in Moscow
 We have neglected up until now to note that former Ranelagh Harrier Lauren
 Shelley made the Australian team for the World Championships Marathon in
 Moscow in August. Lauren ran with us during the 2004-5 season and went on to
 finish 8th in the 2006 Commonwealth Games Marathon in Melbourne. In Moscow
 Lauren, who boasts a personal best of 2:33.42, was one of many to suffer in
 the hot and humid conditions. 24 of the 70 starters failed to finish, but
 Lauren plugged on to place 40th in 2:55.40. 

 STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP FINAL RACE  Thursday 29th August at the Hawker
 Centre, Ham
 The sixth and last of Stragglers' junior handicap series took place at the
 end of August. 36 youngsters took part in the two races, bringing the total
 number who had run at least one race up to above 100. After Afrah Sait had
 been the first girl home in the Minis' 1km, it was newcomers Campbell and
 Ciara McLaren who were to the fore in the main event, finishing 4th and 6th
 respectively in the handicap. Kabir Sait was our fastest on 8.27, just 8
 seconds outside his PB. Jonny Brook followed Kabir home with brother Charlie
 not far behind. We just failed to overhaul St Mary's for second place in the
 team reckoning. 

 Minis (1km)
 1   N Bond (Strags)        2.48
 4   Afrah Sait             3.00   (1st girl) 

 Juniors (2km)
 1   S MacLeod (unatt)      15.12  (actual time 9.42)
 4   Campbell McLaren       16.58  (11.58)
 6   Ciara McLaren          18.25  (13.25)
 19  Kabir Sait             19.57  (8.27)
 21  Jonny Brook            20.01  (9.01)
 27  Charlie Brook          20.30  (12.00)

 Final team scores
 1   Stragglers             238
 2   St Mary's Richmond     125
 3   Ranelagh H             120 

 OSLO MARATHON  Saturday 21st September
 Tom Reay reports:
 "The Oslo marathon course consists of three circuits, all starting at the
 large square outside the Town Hall adjacent to Oslofjord. The first circuit
 is 10km long,  in and around the city centre. The second circuit is a repeat
 of the first but with a hilly kilometre addition. The final 21km is a long
 flattish loop out to the suburb of Skoyen, returning to the centre alongside
 the fjord. It is not a flat route, there are several long inclines, a
 steepish hill (run twice) and cobbled sections (run three times). It is
 however a memorable route and enjoyable to run. 
 Tomas, Simon, Deborah,  Lorna, Wiebke (plus husband Dirk) and Tom came from
 London.  Elin lives in Oslo and is a club member. Simon was recovering from
 a shoulder op and did not run. Deborah, Tomas and Tom ran the marathon,
 Wiebke and Lorna the half, and Elin the 10km - all three races being held on
 the same day. After the races Elin had booked a table for us all at a bistro
 she knows in the lively area of Grunerlokka. The meal was very enjoyable and
 we all had a lovely evening. The day after the race some of us did some
 sightseeing and visited the Viking Ship Museum and we later met Elin for
 lunch. We spent the afternoon relaxing in a park and later had coffee in the
 Opera House, an architectural icon. Before returning home we went to the
 National Gallery and saw the Munch 150 exhibition. 

 I would highly recommend the Oslo Marathon.  There is a real party
 atmosphere  and although food and drink are expensive,  it's worth the
 effort. We were fortunate, however, to have such a wonderful  host as Elin."

 1    A Myrhe Sjurseth      2:24.52
 52   E Schiefloe           2:53.54  (1st woman)
 1571 Tomas Sterner         4:11.01
 1772 Tom Reay              4:23.28
 2063 Deborah Blakemore     4:45.11  

 Half Marathon
 1    U Buta                1:03.28
 34   A Bersagel            1:14.52  (1st woman)
 1340 Wiebke Kortum         1:39.27
 5227 Lorna Smith           2:03.33

 1   H Naess                32.17
 23  H Bjornara             35.40  (1st woman)
 243 Elin Berstad Mortensen 42.45

 IPSWICH HALF MARATHON  Sunday 22nd September
 Chris Read reports:
 "On Sunday 22 September 2013 I ran the Ipswich Half Marathon. My brother and
 his family live in Ipswich, which ensured the enthusiastic support of my
 nephew and the quieter support of other family members. The weather was
 good, with early mist clearing to reveal a pleasant autumn day. I soon
 discovered that, although in Suffolk, Ipswich is quite hilly. The course
 wound around Christchurch Park and other areas of central Ipswich. It was
 easy for spectators to see the runners several times by moving short
 distances. I recommend this course, although it is a bit too hilly for a
 fast time."

 1    B McWhirter (unatt)   1:11.42  (chip time 1:11.40)
 216  Chris Read            1:43.43  (1.43.24)

 RAVENS QUARTERLY 5km  Thursday 26th September at Wapping
 1   J Wilson (Kent)        16.47
 23  Chris Read             21.23
 28  Alan Davidson          23.48 

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km  Friday 27th September in Hyde Park
 1   C Leak (unatt)         14.58
 141 Alan Davidson          23.04

 EALING HALF MARATHON  Sunday 29th September
 1    M Kimutai (Kenya      1:04.33  (chip time 1:04.33)
 679  Phil Jackson          1:41.14  (1:40.33)
 1094 Phil Roberts          1:47.45  (1:46.54)
 2126 Pete Warren           2:01.26  (1:58.59)
 2127 Melissa Glackin       2:01.26  (1:59.00)
 2224 John Herriott         2:02.44  (1:59.42)
 2377 Peter Gatley          2:04.55  (2:03.05)
 2389 Hannah Doyle          2:05.15  (1:59.15)
 2390 Heather Martingell    2:05.16  (1:59.16)
 2640 Tamsin Burland        2:09.21  (2:03.20)
 2884 Sally Yau             2:13.52  (2:06.42)  

 BERLIN MARATHON   Sunday 29th September
 Simon Martin reports:
 "On Sunday 29 September I ran my fourth road marathon and my first in Berlin
 which is a fast course and well supported. Weather conditions could not have
 been better - it wasn't hot or humid and it was sunny. I was injury free and
 my training had gone to plan - albeit with more focus on endurance for
 ultras than Ranelagh training sessions. Colin Brett had kindly advised me
 that when he did the race in 2012 his GPS watch measured the course to be
 somewhat long, so I factored this into my target race pace. I wanted to get
 a Good For Age time. This meant shaving substantially more off my PB than
 was achieved by Wilson Kipsang when he broke the world record that day. Was
 this ambitious? Was I punching above my weight? What could possibly go

 I started near the front of the 3.15-3.30 wave and the first 15k or so
 involved a substantial amount of weaving in and out to overtake hundreds and
 hundreds of slower runners from the 3.00-3.15 wave. Nevertheless my pacing,
 at least for the first half, was extremely consistent. Unfortunately I lost
 a few minutes in the second half as I was plagued with cramp, as in my
 previous marathons, from about 30k. It seems that I'm better suited to going
 more slowly over longer distances!
 Overall I had a very comfortable race from a fitness perspective. My ultra
 training paid off and I still had plenty of energy at the end of the race
 (this is probably just as well as I am doing my first 100 miler, the Winter
 100, at the end of November!). Thankfully I had done just about enough, even
 though my watch measured the course to be 42.94k, and I got my GFA with
 almost a minute to spare. London 2015 here I come!"

 1    W Kipsang (Kenya)     2:03.23  (chip time 2:03.23)
 3266 Simon Martin          3:18.06  (3:14.14) 

 SWITCHBACK 5 miles  Sunday 29th September at Lloyd Park, Croydon
 1   N Reissland (Coll)     29.17
 57  James Barber           38.47
 100 Lynne Barber           47.09
 118 Christine David        54.56
 120 Stacey Barber          55.27 

 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap  Wednesday 2nd October at Woking
 1   M Coxhead (Windle V)   25.14  (actual time 22.44)
 6   Alan Davidson          26.13  (21.43)
     Sonia Rowland                 (21.20)
     Steve Rowland                 (23.03) 

 Mark Herbert writes:
 * "The most unforgettable race I have competed in at Bournemouth Half
 today. Led out the field for 4 miles before the winner showed some class.
 Comfortably finished in 2nd place and a 40 second PB of 1:20:41. Thank you
 Vaughan and Marie for the company. Very happy indeed :0))".  Marie was 4th
 woman overall and 1st over 45.

 1   M Dimitrov (Bourn)     1:18.41
 2   Mark Herbert           1:20.41
 36  A Kerr (unatt)         1:29.05  (1st woman)
 65  Marie Synnott-Wells    1:32.10

 ROYAL PARKS HALF MARATHON  Sunday 6th October in Hyde Park
 Andy Hayward writes:
 "I finished in 1:48:28 (watch time) which is probably a PW but was about the
 best I could hope for on current form. I went through 10 miles in 1:24:30,
 which I calculated then would have put me at the finish at around 1:50:30.
 Spurred on by this thought I managed to push on a little from 10 - 12, and
 then push on again for the last mile, so in the circumstances I was pleased
 to finish well inside 1:50. A great course in perfect conditions - overall a
 very nice (if somewhat slow) run."

 Club names are not shown on the results, so the list below is most probably
 incomplete. Rob was on 2 hours pacing duty. 

 1    R McKinlay (Highgate) 1:09.07
 38   Paul Doyle            1:19.57
 51   C Hoyte (Arena 80)    1:20.57  (1st woman)
 2547 Amrut Sharma          1:45.04
 3408 Andy Hayward          1:48.27
 6575 Rob Curtis            1:59.17     

 MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles  Sunday 6th October at Nonsuch Park
 1   C Coomber (Pyrford)    29.04
 9   B McNicholas (Eps O)   32.36  (1st woman)
 73  Alan Davidson          43.37 

 RUN RICHMOND PARK   Sunday 6th October
 Gill Wilson ran the 10km in 64.11 (chip 63.20) while Roger walked the 5km
 event in 50.02 (49.00). 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th September
 1   J Raso (HHH)           16.06   
 12  F Cole (Belgrave)      19.17  (1st woman)
 27  Bill Neely             20.27
 39  Steve Aikin            21.19
 63  Polly White            22.42
 65  Christopher Parsons    22.48
 122 Simon Taylor           25.08  
 125 Michael Sikora         25.16
 171 Andrew Brown           27.33
 176 Tomas Sterner          27.36
 182 Alberto Esguevillas    27.42
 263 Waldron Slaughter      33.37
 282 Lexi Slaughter         36.45
 285 Pat Hewlett            37.56 

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th September
 Michelle Davies was the leading woman for the third week in a row while
 Duncan Mallison finished second overall.

 1   G Brook (Strags)       18.01  
 2   Duncan Mallison        18.22
 13  Kevin Kearey           21.10
 15  Michelle Davies        21.22  (1st woman)
 19  Tom Kearey             22.19
 24  Lee Davies             22.48
 29  Steven Mountain        23.06
 49  Mike White             26.38
 54  Lynne Barber           28.11
 58  Mary Hickson           28.51  
 61  Janet Russell          29.11
 64  Josie Kearey           29.31
 69  Ann Kearey             30.06
 72  Christine David        31.08
 73  Tanya Allen            31.15
 78  Deirdre Inman          31.59
 79  Cindy Croucher         32.03
 80  Rachel Allen           32.03
 89  Allison Peach          33.08
 95  Tracey Small           36.02
 97  Chris Wright           36.48

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th September
 1   M Trees (Belgrave)     15.58
 10  T Jones (Belgrave)     16.48  (1st woman)
 13  Ian Kenton             17.15
 25  Trevor Maguire         17.52
 166 Simon Rothwell         21.27
 274 Ian Grange             22.57
 509 Kirsty Bangham         25.42
 908 John Hanscomb          35.59

 WALTHAMSTOW parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th September
 Ben Shore was first overall and Cathy Jones was runner-up in the women's

 1   Ben Shore              20.02
 6   L Mitchell (unatt)     22.21  (1st woman)
 10  Cathy Jones            23.07

 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 28th September)...
 Bedfont Lakes: 22 John Scally 22.00
 Gunnersbury:  54 Chris Read 22.03,  188 Juliette Chan 31.08
 Old Deer Park: 17 Stewart Anderson 23.35,  18 Fiona Forbes 23.39,  53
 Deborah Blakemore 33.32
 Poole: 14 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 18.59,  Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.04
 Bradford: 7 Rick Jenner 18.50
 Banstead Woods: 48 Phil Jackson 22.34    
 Darlington: 94 Nigel Coombes 27.28
 Kingston: 25 Chris Camacho 21.49,  84 Philippa Kitchen 28.25,  Jackie
 Dunkley 29.38

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th October
 1   S Shaw (unatt)         17.04 
 10  Peter Faull            18.39
 26  Bill Neely             20.09
 31  A Dolinska (unatt)     20.27  (1st woman)
 51  Chris Read             21.35
 61  Alberto Esguevillas    22.15
 66  Eugenio Carmo          22.30
 68  Christopher Parsons    22.31
 75  Gemma Cory             22.49
 78  Steven Mountain        22.52
 124 Colin Rogal            24.38
 133 Michael Sikora         24.46
 166 Sally Yau              25.55
 173 Rob Kitchen            26.13
 223 Andrew Brown           28.03
 253 Jenny Rogal            29.33
 270 Claire-Louise French   30.39
 271 Deepa Sharma           30.40
 280 Philippa Kitchen       31.16  

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th October
 ...and number 4 for Michelle Davies.

 1   G Brook (Strags)       18.17  
 10  Michelle Davies        21.29  (1st woman)
 13  Tom Kearey             21.57
 30  Emily Kearey           26.21
 36  Lynne Barber           27.20
 38  Josie Kearey           27.35
 40  Heather Martingell     27.38
 45  Janet Russell          29.01 
 52  Christine David        31.16
 63  Tamsin Burland         34.29

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th October
 1   A Jackson (Sitting)    15.59
 31  Sean Paynter           18.42
 70  R Hutton (SLH)         19.45  (1st woman)
 154 Simon Rothwell         21.30
 187 Christine Palmer       22.04
 208 Nick Wright            22.24
 209 Adam Wright            22.24
 347 Ian Kenton             24.11
 373 Neil Surtees           24.30
 453 Chris Wright           25.18
 523 Kirsty Bangham         26.04
 637 Jo Sinton-Hewitt       27.26
 779 Ed Josey               29.44
 780 Jackie Dunkley         29.44
 875 Mary Hickson           31.44
 962 John Hanscomb          36.22

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th October
 Junior Polly White was the leading woman..

 1   S Beaton (unatt)       19.51
 7   Polly White            22.04  (1st woman)
 9   Phil Roberts           22.20
 18  Tomas Sterner          23.20
 33  Lorna Smith            27.09
 46  Natalia Slattery       28.58
 47  Paula Maguire          29.05 

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th October
 Wiebke Kortum was third woman home.

 1   A Hughes (Strag)       18.34
 8   J Grogan (unatt)       19.58  (1st woman)
 10  Bruce Mclaren          20.23
 15  Wiebke Kortum          21.05
 24  Chris Camacho          22.03
 87  Annemarie Goodridge    30.00 

 CROSS FLATTS parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th October
 Duncan Mallison was the winner up in Leeds.

 1   Duncan Mallison        18.52

 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 6th October
 PBs today for Euan, Lydia, Arthur and Eilidh.

 1   E Traynor (Tiffin Sch)  6.51
 5   F Thomson (Thames T)    7.19  (1st girl)
 34  Euan Sinclair           8.01
 42  Lydia Louw              8.10
 83  Kabir Sait              8.40
 143 Finlay Sinclair         9.38
 148 Arthur Louw             9.41
 167 Mungo Harding          10.01
 251 Eilidh Sinclair        11.33   

 SAVILL GARDEN JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 6th October
 Livvy Ricketts was the second girl to finish and there were PBs too for
 Juliet, Campbell, Ciara and Connor.

 1   E Traynor (Tiffin Sch)  6.51
 3   H Hodgkinson (Wyc P)    8.03  (1st girl)
 12  Livvy Ricketts          8.48
 21  Juliet Ricketts         9.23
 51  Campbell McLaren       12.11
 62  Ciara McLaren          13.19
 75  Connor Scally          18.21   

 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 5th October)...
 Bedfont Lakes: 18 Rob Curtis 21.25
 Bournemouth: 14 Peter Weir 20.35,  47 Karen Weir  23.41
 Southsea: 90 Alan Davidson 23.16
 Gunnersbury: 286 Lexi Slaughter 35.58  
 Walthamstow: 25 Ben Shore 25.07
 Roundshaw Downs: 34 Phil Jackson 22.57,  61 Peter Fordham 26.49,  62 Nick
 Fordham 26.58
 Killerton: 52 Sonia Rowland 23.28,  82 Steve Rowland 26.31
 Eastleigh: 153 Penny Merrett 36.00

 From Dave Cocksedge via Pete Mulholland:
 World's slowest Olympic marathon finisher?
 Kanakuri Shizo (1891-1983) must be the slowest finisher to an Olympic
 Marathon in history. Competing for Japan in the 1912 42.2 kilometre race in
 Stockholm, Sweden, he and his rivals encountered torrid conditions - 40
 degrees Centigrade in the Sollentuna district of the city, where the race
 was held. Suffering from heat exhaustion, Shizo stopped for some water
 around the 25km mark, and found that his legs had seized up completely. So
 he dropped out, and took a train ride back to the Olympic village. He then
 left Sweden the next day without informing race officials, and was listed as

 In 1966, a Swedish TV company invited him back to complete the race from the
 exact point he stopped in 1912. Shizo duly did so, getting an unofficial
 time of 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 8 hours, 32 minutes and 21 seconds for
 the 42.195 kilometres distance. In fact, Shizo had competed for Japan in the
 1920 Olympic Marathon in Antwerp, Belgium, after World War 1, placing 16th
 in 2:48:46. He also ran in the 1924 Olympic Marathon in Paris but failed to
 finish that race as well. Of his 1912 race, Shizo said, "It was a long trip.
 Along the way I got married, and had six children and ten grandchildren."