*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 410 10 October 2013 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * 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 ATTENTION PLEASE **************** 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. 2XU SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUE DIVISION 1 Saturday 19th October on 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 Park 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 list. 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." TRAFFIC CHAOS 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." CLUB SPORTS THERAPY - TASTER SESSIONS FOR RANELAGH HARRIERS MEMBERS! 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: email@example.com." 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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. RANELAGH RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday May 4th 2014. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Philippa email@example.com . Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil, Duncan or Trevor firstname.lastname@example.org or the women's Captains ( e-mail Estelle, Becky or Phil email@example.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, 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 *************** 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." Marathon 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 10km 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 wrong?! 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) Also Sonia Rowland (21.20) Steve Rowland (23.03) BOURNEMOUTH HALF MARATHON Sunday 6th October 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 section. 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 FINALLY... 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 missing. 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."