*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 412 7 November 2013 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Orion narrowly defeat us in the Lee Cup mob match * Phil Killingley and Kerrie O'Connor lead our mob * Trevor Maguire, David Wright and Chris Owens win the club veterans championships * Ranelagh juniors run 2:44 relay marathon and win mob match v Runnymede * Frankfurt, Venice and Dublin Marathons * parkrun placings for Becky Hall, Trevor Maguire, Jane Craigie-Payne, Polly White, Mark Herbert, Rick Jenner, Duncan Mallison and Niall O'Connor * Chris Camacho joins the parkrun 250 club * David Rowe at the Hawaii Ironman * Men's Surrey League this Saturday * Marshalling help required to counter attempted race sabotage * Book for the Christmas Party on Saturday 7th December ATTENTION PLEASE **************** 2XU SURREY LEAGUE RACE 2 Saturday 9th November at Mitcham Common The men's League visits Mitcham Common this Saturday for the first time in many years, while the women have the week off. The HQ for the men's race is at the Mill House Ecology Centre, but parking there and in nearby roads is very limited. We're advised to use public transport where possible. More details here:. DYSART CUP WOMEN'S INTER-CLUB 6km Saturday 16th November in Richmond Park Our women's inter-club race for the Dysart Cup incorporates the club women's championship for the Hugh Jones Salver, and also the women's veterans (over 40) championship for Trish's Trophy. The start is at 1.45pm. ELLIS CUP MEN'S INTER-CLUB 8km Saturday 16th November in Richmond Park The men's race for the Ellis Cup follows on from the Dysart Cup race, starting at 2.30pm. RUNNERS' ROWING RACE Last winter Paul Gregory attempted to resurrect the running clubs' rowing race, which used to be held annually between crews from Ranelagh and some of the other mob match clubs. As the winners last time the event was held, we are the holders of the race trophy, the Franckeiss Cup which dates back to 1929. Unfortunately Paul was thwarted last year by continuing bad river conditions, so he's trying again this year. The format would be the same as that proposed last winter, i.e. coxed double skiffs (skiffing involves two blades per person rather than the one in rowing) over a downstream course on the Thames of approx 3 - 3 ½ minutes. He's hoping to stage the race on Sunday 1st December with practice/coaching available on Sundays during November at the Skiff Club, Trowlock Way, Teddington. More info about skiffing here:. Crews can be male, female or mixed and no experience is necessary. If you're interested in having a go, please contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 £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 here:. Please ensure you choose from the right menu - there are several in the brochure but we are using the one on page 4. MUMBAI MARATHON Carol Barnshaw writes: "Anyone fancy doing the Mumbai Marathon in January? Great course includes running across the famous Rajiv Ghandi bridge, one of the longest bridges in the world at 5.6 kms. My daughter, who has run this marathon twice, has just opened Mumbai's first boutique hotel (budget doubles at £30 a night up to luxury suites at £100 a night). She'll happily organise everything you need to make the most of the day from accommodation, transport and food before the race to massages afterwards. You can contact her firstname.lastname@example.org." RANELAGH HARRIERS GAZETTE Somewhat belatedly - owing to circumstances beyond our control - the Ranelagh Gazette covering the year up to spring 2013 has been published. Help yourself to a copy at the clubhouse, or if you'd prefer to have one sent to you, please reply to this e-mail with your postal address. FACEBOOK Follow Ranelagh on Facebook:. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil, Duncan or Trevor email@example.com or the women's Captains ( e-mail Estelle, Becky or Phil firstname.lastname@example.org ) Saturday 9th November 2XU Surrey League Division 1 (men). 3pm start on Mitcham Common Saturday 16th November Dysart Cup women's 6km (1.45pm start) and Ellis Cup men's 8km (2.30pm) inter-club races including Hugh Jones Salver club women's championships Saturday 23rd November South of the Thames 5 miles men's and women's championship. 2pm start at Streatham Common. Saturday 30th November Mob Match v Thames Hare and Hounds 7.5 miles on Wimbledon Common (Kingston Vale) 2.30pm, following which Thames will host us at a supper at the Telegraph pub on Putney Heath. Saturday 7th December Surrey Ladies League 6km. 12 noon start (followed by junior races) at Coulsdon. 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 *************** HAROLD LEE CUP MOB MATCH v ORION HARRIERS Saturday 26th October in Richmond Park Well, this was definitely the mob match that got away. The auguries looked good: we had at least sixty-three RH on the starting line, outnumbering our visitors by fifteen and - leaving aside the guest runaway winner (more of him later) - we had the first three home. But in the end we lost by a miserable 38 points. One more runner anywhere in the top fifty would have pulled the result in our favour. By such tiny margins are mob matches won and lost. We had been warned that the first and third finishers in last week's Cabbage Patch 10 - Kenyan Boniface Kiprop Kongin and Colin Leak from the US - were hoping to run as guests. In the event Leak didn't show, and it fell to skipper Phil Killingley to do his best to provide some company to the fleet-footed Kenyan. We were unfortunately targeted again by someone with an axe to grind regarding cross-country races in the Park, resulting in many flags going missing. Kongin therefore loped effortlessly alongside Phil for the first lap before intrepidly taking off on his own to build up a near-four minutes lead on the second circuit. As this was the first mob match held on our amended course, Kongin's 41.37 constitutes an inaugural course record. Phil was probably relieved to see the Kenyan disappear into the distance and he settled into an isolated run in second place, though winning the mob match. Next home was Mark Herbert who ran probably his best cross-country race to date in getting the better of Richard Gregory - though Richard had some navigational problems. Phil, Mark and Richard - with Trevor Maguire close behind - gave us four of the first five home, a great start. But the Orion fight back began immediately and they took the next six places before Ian Kenton led in the second Ranelagh pack. Peter Weir in 19th place was our tenth man home, whereas the tenth Orion was 22nd: counting ten a side we held a slender advantage. This lead actually grew through the twenties and thirties and at twenty a side (William Griffin 37th v Orion 43rd) we were some seventy points clear. At thirty a side, however, that lead had been halved and the writing was perhaps already on the wall. Bob Beatson at 63rd was our 30th runner home, whereas his Orion counterpart had finished seven places higher. At forty a side (John Ricketts 83rd v Orion 75th) we had slipped behind, never to recover. Our 45th and final scorer was mob match debutante Anna Riechwald in 89th place and although this was well ahead of Orion's last man (97th) their tail had wagged a little too vigorously for us. In the end it was a win for Orion by 2074 points to 2119. Kerrie O'Connor was the leading woman in 46th place, so her time of 56.21 stands as the inaugural women's course record. Amelie Hunton was third and Karen Weir sixth. The race also incorporated our club veterans championships for the Hastings Cup (over 40s), the McDowell Salver (over 50s) and the Maslin Mug (over 60s). All three trophies will go to new homes this year. Trevor Maguire's excellent run deservedly brought him the Hastings Cup, David Wright travelled up from Cirencester for his 153rd mob match and was rewarded by winning the McDowell Salver and the Maslin Mug went as expected to Chris Owens. The veterans' sealed handicap also went to David Wright, with the minor medals being taken by Chris Owens and Lewis Emery. Here's an interview with the winner:. #IRONMAN TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday 12th October at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii David Rowe reports: "After winning my age group (40-44) at Ironman UK in early August my 'prize' was the opportunity to do another Ironman - this time in Hawaii for the 35th running of the Ironman World Championship. OK then, if you insist! I paid my money, booked flights, accommodation, hire car, time off work and packed my bags for a month away in paradise. Since getting into triathlon I've always wanted to watch the Hawaii Ironman in real life. Maybe one day I'd be good enough to qualify and be able to take part. Well - I'd qualified and I was here, in the village of Kailua-Kona for the biggest and most famous race in long distance triathlon. At 7am on Saturday morning just under 2,100 people were sent on our way by an incredibly loud (just ask Sharon!) but rather small cannon. I was expecting a right bun-fight in the 2.4 mile ocean swim but somehow I had a pretty uneventful swim and managed to find some fantastic 'fast feet' to draft off. When I came out of the water I surprised myself with a swim time of just under 65 minutes. I was expecting nearer 70 so this was a great confidence boost. Then it was the bike, which is a mostly out-and-back along a very straight and slightly undulating road through lava fields. It wasn't inspiring but this is part of what makes this race special. It's not meant to be beautiful - it's meant to be tough. It was. My legs weren't playing ball today and I just didn't seem to have the strength I was expecting to have. Well, it's only 112 miles!! After 5 hours and 23 minutes I was off the bike and slipping into my running shoes. Only a marathon. In 30+ degree temperatures. After a little swim and bike ride. For fun! I'd missed five weeks of running in late August and September due to a suspected stress fracture. This wasn't ideal but I had to get round this course and get a finisher's medal at the World Championship. Times were not important. Completion was. With aid stations (water, ice, coke, sports drink, gels and more) every mile I settled into a pattern of walking through the aid stations and running between them. For 26.2 miles. Coming into town for the finish was an experience that I will never forget. Actually, I don't think I'll ever forget the race full stop. It was amazing. I clocked a 3 hours 54 marathon to finish the day's exertions and my overall time was 10 hours 29 minutes and 27 seconds. 1 F Van Lierde (Lux) 8:12:29 (swim 51.02, bike 4:25.35, run 2:51.18) 918 David Rowe 10:29:27 (1:04.50, 5:23.24, 3:54.31) After arriving in Hawaii I wrote a lengthy blog post each and every day and all my entries (including lots of embarrassing photos) can be found here:. Full results are here:." BRIDGES 2.3 miles handicap Wednesday 9th October at Westminster 1 N Jellema (unatt) 18.19 (actual time 13.19) 8 Alan Davidson 21.04 (17.34) 23 John Hanscomb 24.33 (27.33) LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 25th October in Hyde Park 1 R Weston (Serp) 15.52 159 Alan Davidson 23.28 RANELAGH JUNIORS WORLD MARATHON CHALLENGE Saturday 26th October in Richmond Park Colin Brett reports: "'It was a dark and stormy afternoon' when eight brave juniors and a couple of sage coaches took on the task of challenging the world marathon record supposedly on a track. That was never really on, as being Harriers we decided it would be much more fun to run cross country on a 1km loop, each runner sprinting 250m at a time. We set a revised goal of running a sub three hour Marathon off road and with the bit between their teeth the first kilometre was completed in 3mins 46secs. Fuelled on ghostly treats, bananas and cake they just didn't slow down. The wind blew, the skies brightened and dimmed but on they went - every kilometre was completed in under 4 minutes, impressive stuff. Our new record was set at 2hrs 44mins 02sec for which they can all feel very proud. That's an average 3.53min per km for 42.2 kilometres. Our stars were:- Tom Kearey, Emily Kearey, Josie Kearey, Tor Heron-Brett, Noah Heron-Brett, Jamie West, Livvy Ricketts and Juliet Ricketts Sages:- Kevin Kearey and Richard Xerri and a big thank you to Tracy West for stepping in at the last minute as our official time keeper." FRANKFURT MARATHON Sunday 27th October Carl Selya-Hammer writes on Facebook: "2:40.40, a new personal best and good enough for 158th overall despite 20mph wind, rain, and warm conditions. The last three miles were especially gruelling, but I ran the best race I could. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to sit down for the rest of my life." 1 V Kipruto (Kenya) 2:06.15 (chip time 2:06.15) 159 Carl Selya-Hammer 2:42.24 (2:40.40) VENICE MARATHON Sunday 27th October Lloyd Camp reports: "Four Ranelaghs made the journey for the 28th running of the Venice Marathon, held on 27th October 2013. Deepa Sharma took responsibility for most of the travel and accommodation arrangements, placing us perfectly in a hotel right at the Expo and later near the end of the race (for the all important post-race cappuccino and pasta factor) and was a tower of strength in support on the day, waving the Union Flag in St Mark's Square, a psychologically critical juncture of the race. Thanks Deepa! What a lovely route! It begins on solid ground to the west of Venice, winding through small leafy towns and along rivers before crossing at last over the lagoon and through the cobbled streets of Venice island, traversing the canals by means of fourteen small bridges as well as a temporary pontoon erected over the Grand Canal specially for the marathon, before doubling through St Mark's Square and along the waterfront to the finish (which was 500m further than it was supposed to be!) Amrut Sharma was a nervous marathon debutant but powered away at the start, leaving Sue and Lloyd Camp to plod at a more sedate pace. Amrut soon got into his stride, and was surprised by his rapid pace until the dreaded cramps nailed him at 35 km, just as he began the long and tedious drag across the Liberty Bridge onto the island of Venice. He was a bit glum as he limped over the 4 km of bridge but finished strongly to record 3:58, a sub-4 on his first attempt, and exactly what he was hoping for. Sue had a tough day (she feels she peaked about three weeks too early!) but ran steadily and pushed through to complete her fourth marathon in 4:17, and says she was perfectly happy to get it over with! Due to work commitments in Africa, Lloyd did almost no training for the race but by dint of a run/walk strategy, managed to last the distance! He and Sue met up at 30 km and ran together for a while but he paid the price for being under-prepared when his right leg refused to go on at 34km! He altered his style to a shuffling limp never before witnessed at Venice which got him to the line in 4:26, not the fastest of his 28 marathons but nonetheless a fun day out! After that, it was pasta, vino and waterborne transport for the rest of the stay. Prego!" 1 N Machichim (Kenya) 2:13.10 (chip time 2:13.10) 10 M Jerotich (Kenya) 2:31.14 (2:31.14 - 1st woman) 2481 Amrut Sharma 4:01.25 (3:58.11) 3461 Sue Camp 4:20.27 (4:17.08) 3893 Lloyd Camp 4:29.59 (4:26.40) GREAT SOUTH RUN 10 miles Sunday 27th October at Portsmouth 1 E Bett (Kenya) 48.03 16 F Kiplagat (Kenya) 53.53 (1st woman) 279 Sean Paynter 67.25 1459 Phil Jackson 76.50 3711 Heather Martingell 84.48 4159 Hannah Doyle 86.10 9887 Deborah Blakemore 101.25 RICKY ROAD Run 10 miles Sunday 27th October at Rickmansworth 1 M Woodman (Staff H) 58.17 (chip time 58.17) 28 A Young (Chilt) 67.44 (67.41 - 1st woman) 251 Pete Warren 88.41 (88.29) SURREY CLASSIC 10km Race 1 Sunday 27th October at Oxshott 1 S Pearce (unatt) 37.01 126 John Hanscomb 76.54 DUBLIN MARATHON Monday 28th October 1 S Hehir (Ireland) 2:18.19 (chip time 2:18.19) 102 F Stack (Ireland) 2:49.07 (2:49.04 - 1st woman) 181 Martin Halvey 2:54.21 (2:54.11) 621 Colin Brett 3:09.29 (3:09.16) 1467 Marie Synnott-Wells 3:24.43 (3:24.21) RANELAGH JUNIORS v RUNNYMEDE RUNNERS and B2P TRI CLUB 2km at the Savill Gardens Junior parkrun Sunday 3rd November Colin Brett reports: "On Sunday 3 November, on a beautifully clear but blustery autumn morning, eleven Ranelagh Harriers juniors joined their three regular stalwarts at the Savill Garden juniors parkrun (Livvy & Juliet Ricketts and Connor Scally) to enjoy the wonderful multi-terrain of the Windsor Great Park course whilst incorporating a mini mob match with Runnymede Runners and B2P Tri Club. Ranelagh were led home up the final hill onto Obelisk Lawn by Lydia Louw in a superb time of 08:14 - just 12 seconds outside the girls course record. Close on her heels was Euan Sinclair and Noah Heron-Brett packing the top ten followed by Livvy Ricketts and Tor Heron-Brett all scoring well in the top twenty . A little further back Ranelagh packed well with Luke Maguire (no lacing problems here), Juliet Ricketts and Arthur Louw. They were closely followed by Josie Kearey and Finlay Sinclair. He was followed in by sister Eilidh with Campbell McLaren, Ciara McLaren and Connor Scally closing out the Ranelagh team. A super effort by a talented group of youngsters. The final scores saw Ranelagh comfortably home on 88 points to Runnymede Runners / B2P Tri's 123. Bring on the Henty Relay!" 1 M Berardi (unatt) 7.53 2 Lydia Louw 8.14 (1st girl) 4 Euan Sinclair 8.27 10 Noah Heron-Brett 9.05 14 Livvy Ricketts 9.23 17 Tor Heron-Brett 9.43 22 Luke Maguire 9.51 25 Juliet Ricketts 9.59 29 Arthur Louw 10.12 32 Josie Kearey 10.24 33 Finlay Sinclair 10.29 48 Eilidh Sinclair 11.58 63 Campbell McLaren 13.30 68 Ciara McLaren 14.05 88 Connor Scally 19.53 MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles Sunday 3rd November at Puttenham 1 K Macintosh (WW) 29.42 6 H Jarvis (DMV) 33.37 (1st woman) 54 James Barber 42.26 87 Lynne Barber 48.11 SURREY CLASSIC 10km Race 2 Sunday 3rd November at Nonsuch Park 1 N Reissland (Coll) 35.00 143 John Hanscomb 76.28 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 6th November at Woking 1 E Wheeler (Woking) 25.43 (actual time 24.43) 2 Steve Rowland 25.55 (21.55) 7 Sonia Rowland 26.39 (20.54) 10 Louise Piears 26.49 (21.34) RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 26th October 1 B Pointing (Taunton) 16.59 12 R Bunting (London Hth) 19.16 (1st woman) 46 Daniel Chiechi 21.29 54 Eugenio Carmo 22.05 92 Steven Mountain 23.29 100 Tomas Sterner 23.44 189 Prelini Chiechi 27.44 196 Alberto Esguevillas 27.51 200 Leeanne Bryce 27.59 283 Katie Walton 33.19 288 Michelle Martinez 34.28 308 Claire-Louise French 38.10 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 26th October 1 Unknown 16.33 7 Nick Twomey 17.26 12 Nick Wright 17.47 13 M Dillon (unatt) 17.48 (1st woman) 141 Jonny Rowan 22.09 209 Adam Wright 23.24 629 Mary Hickson 29.38 658 Jackie Dunkley 30.28 816 John Hanscomb 37.02 852 Wally Garrod 45.09 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 26th October Jane Craigie-Payne found time during a long training run to finish 2nd woman. 1 E Seibold (Vegan) 19.25 4 Duncan Mallison 21.24 9 Tom Kearey 22.03 17 K Coombes (unatt) 22.55 (1st woman) 25 Jane Craigie-Payne 23.43 36 Alan Davidson 24.49 55 Janet Russell 28.31 71 Cindy Croucher 32.15 77 Tracey Small 34.29 83 Nigel Coombes 36.02 85 Lexi Slaughter 37.54 87 Waldron Slaughter 38.48 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 26th October Second place this week for Polly White. 1 D Agustus (Scarb) 17.20 10 Bruce McLaren 21.48 13 J Livesey (Thames TT) 22.04 (1st woman) 15 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 22.19 16 Simon Burrell 22.35 18 Polly White 22.50 25 Phil Roberts 23.42 39 Paula Maguire 28.38 40 Natalia Slattery 28.54 51 Deborah Blakemore 31.14 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 26th October Becky Hall was the leading woman. 1 M Reed (unatt) 18.00 8 Becky Hall 20.32 (1st woman) 13 Rob Curtis 21.33 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 26th October Congratulations to Chris Camacho who became the 58th member of the parkrun 250 club. 1 J Ruskin (Strag) 18.15 27 Chris Camacho 22.15 83 Annemarie Goodridge 30.19 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 26th October)... Cannon Hill: 303 Janet Turnes 29.12 Fulham Palace: 70 Andrew Brown 25.34 Modderfontein Reserve:: 18 Peter Fordham 24.51, 45 Nick Fordham 28.53 Longrun Meadow: 27 Michelle Davies 21.36, Lee Davies 22.05 Osterley: 29 Stacey Barber 29.49 Walthamstow: 23 Cathy Jones 26.01 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd November 1 P Clarke (Herc Wimb) 17.41 12 David Lawley 19.19 17 Peter Faull 19.34 18 Bill Neely 19.45 24 Peter Weir 19.56 36 A Dolinska (unatt) 20.27 (1st woman) 37 Alberto Esguevillas 20.31 47 Steve Aikin 21.12 58 Lydia Louw 21.46 75 Christopher Parsons 22.23 90 Eugenio Carmo 22.45 91 Gary Aston 22.46 98 Stewart Anderson 23.02 116 Amrut Sharma 23.49 141 Rob Kitchen 24.38 146 Tomas Sterner 24.49 190 Arthur Louw 26.37 200 Jenny Rogal 27.01 204 Michael Sikora 27.16 235 Colin Rogal 28.30 250 Tony Clark 29.01 252 Val Lowman 29.07 307 Katie Walton 33.23 310 Michelle Martinez 33.37 314 Philippa Kitchen 33.59 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd November 1 R Axe (Cardiff) 15.08 5 E Pallant (AFD) 16.59 (1st woman) 31 Marc Snaith 18.42 36 Nick Wright 18.53 85 David Ready 20.24 152 Jonny Rowan 21.40 229 Adam Wright 22.43 278 Ian Grange 23.26 320 David Rowe 23.56 423 Kirsty Bangham 25.02 875 Sharon Rowe 33.07 933 John Hanscomb 36.31 948 Clare Hulacki 38.06 975 Mary Hickson 41.48 981 Wally Garrod 42.30 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd November 1 R Ward (Belgrave) 17.50 31 L Howard (Elm) 23.41 (1st woman) 59 Lynne Barber 26.46 68 Rachel Allen 27.43 69 Janet Russell 27.44 85 Stacey Barber 30.32 87 Christine David 30.39 95 Deirdre Inman 31.48 98 Cindy Croucher 32.34 102 Tracey Small 34.59 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd November A 1-2 at the front for Trevor Maguire and Rick Jenner... 1 Trevor Maguire 18.50 2 Rick Jenner 19.02 5 Simon Burrell 22.11 6 L Ryan (unatt) 22.32 (1st woman) 13 Phil Roberts 23.25 34 Lorna Smith 27.36 57 Deborah Blakemore 36.06 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd November ...and a 2-3 for Duncan Mallison and Niall O'Connor. 1 J Hughes (Brunel U) 18.41 2 Duncan Mallison 19.06 3 Niall O'Connor 20.14 16 K Saville (Ealing E) 24.52 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd November Mark Herbert was runner-up. 1 D Grima (Herc Wimb) 18.28 2 Mark Herbert 18.41 33 B Pirkle (unatt) 23.28 (1st woman) 34 Chris Camacho 23.31 48 Tom Reay 24.53 101 Jar O'Brien 31.45 102 Mike White 31.47 103 Wiebke Kortum 31.48 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 2nd November)... Brockwell: 12 James Whistler 18.36 Darlington South Park: 70 Nigel Coombes 24.14 Fulham Palace: 44 Phil Jackson 21.38 Delta: 42 Peter Fordham 25.19, 84 Nick Fordham 28.47 Gunnersbury: 202 Waldron Slaughter 35.35 Harrow Lodge: 29 Phil Aiken 24.22 Little Stoke: 69 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 23.34, 104 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.41 Nonsuch: 316 Penny Merrett 35.55 Oxford: 79 Ian Bingham 25.45, 103 Evelyn Joslin 28.04 Reading: 233 Louise Atkinson 28.51 Sheffield Hallam: 60 Rob Wise 20.22 Southsea: 50 Alan Davidson 24.02 Wormwood Scrubs: 61 Pete Warren 26.20 Walthamstow: 7 Ben Shore 21.46 FINALLY... Another new Olympic event? A few years ago a number of Ranelagh ladies took part in a 400 metres race - wearing high-heeled shoes. The painful results could be seen on Gok Wan's television programme. If only they had known...German Julia Plecher recently won 10,000 Euros for winning a 100m high-heels race in Berlin. She also holds the world record at 14.53 seconds. Video:.