*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 417 16 January 2014 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ranelagh men finish 4th in Surrey League Div 1 and move up to 7th overall - but only 38 points cover 5th - 8th * Richard Gregory leads our team * Ranelagh women finish 2nd in Surrey League Div 2 and remain 2nd overall * Megan De Silva leads our team * Gill Sanders wins a silver medal in Surrey Championships * Carl Selya-Hammer is our leading man in 27th place * Lydia Louw finishes 4th in Junior Great Winter Run in Edinburgh * parkrun placings for Michelle Davies, Nick Wright, Duncan Mallison, Trevor Maguire and Megan De Silva * Inter-club at the Bank of England this Saturday * South of England Championships at Parliament Hill on 25th January * Important fixtures ahead - final League races on 8th February and final mob match v Blackheath on 15th February * "An evening with Hugh Jones" after the mob match on 15th February ATTENTION PLEASE **************** INTER-CLUB v BANK OF ENGLAND etc Saturday 18th January in Richmond Park (Roehampton Gate) All members are invited to run on the Bank's 5 miles course starting near Roehampton Gate in Richmond Park at 2.30pm. It incorporates the Hec Petersen Trophy race against Ealing, Southall and Middlesex AC. The race HQ is the Bank's sports club in Bank Lane, a quarter mile or so from the Park. Details:. Please note that if you stay for the sumptuous tea afterwards we are now asked to contribute £2 a head towards costs. VITAL RACES COMING UP IN FEBRUARY On Saturday 8th February we have the final Surrey League races for our men's and women's teams. The women run at Lloyd Park, Croydon, starting at 12 noon, followed by U17/U15 girls at 1pm and U13 girls at 1.30pm. Our main target is to hold on to the runner-up spot, secondary target is to stay in the top three and so win promotion to Division 1. The men are on our home course in Richmond Park. The U17/U15/U13 boys run at 2.30pm followed by the men at 3pm. We're in a very tight spot in the men's League: Walton AC are to all intents and purposes already doomed to relegation, but there will be a colossal fight between four clubs to avoid joining them. Belgrave Harriers are 5th on 1602 points, Clapham Chasers are 6th on 1603, Ranelagh are 7th on 1621 and South London Harriers are 8th on 1640. It will be, to quote Bels' Will Cockerell, "a slugfest!" On Saturday 15th February it's our final mob match of the season against Blackheath Harriers and Bromley AC on our home course in Richmond Park starting at 2.30pm. Incorporated is the club championship for the splendid Wynne Cup. We've pulled off two outstanding away wins in mob matches this season, let's finish up by winning one at home! In mob matches all runners count towards the final result so weight of numbers is crucial. If you can be there, don't miss it. The winning team takes home the Pelling-Ratcliff Cup. In the evening we welcome Hugh Jones - see below. AN EVENING WITH HUGH JONES Hugh Jones has been a Ranelagh member since the age of 14. He became Britain's leading Marathon runner during the 1980s, famously winning the London Marathon in 1982 in a time of 2:09.24. He represented Britain in the 1984 Olympics, the 1983 and 1987 World Championships, the 1986 European Championships, the 1981 European Cup and the 1991 World Cup. He also represented England in the 1980 and 1982 World Cross-Country Championships. Injuries have restricted his running in recent years and so apart from visits to measure the course or ride the lead bike at our road races, his appearances at the club have become rare. I'm very pleased to say, therefore, that Hugh has agreed to come along to the Roebuck on the evening of our mob match with Blackheath & Bromley (15th February) and give a talk about his life, career, training and so on, followed by a Q&A session. The venue will be the Roebuck's upstairs room and Hugh's talk will begin at about 7.30pm. All are invited to come along, either just for the talk or to eat at the pub first. SOUTH OF ENGLAND CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS These take place at Parliament Hill (Hampstead Heath) on Saturday 25th January. Entries have already closed but we will be well represented in the women's race at 2.05pm and the men's at 2.50pm. RANELAGH KIT Our kit stewards Heather Martingell and Jane Craigie-Payne are in the process of changing our kit supplier to a company called Alley Catz who are able to produce items on demand, printed with the Ranelagh insignia and optional personalisation. Members will place their orders direct with Alley Catz. This will obviate the necessity for us to hold large stocks of kit at the clubhouse. At the moment the only item available from Alley Catz is a hoodie but other items will follow shortly. In the meantime we are trying to sell off some of our existing stocks at bargain prices, particularly larger sizes. To order a hoodie follow this link:. For details of the other items we want to clear, contact Heather firstname.lastname@example.org . MABAC LEAGUE Note that there has been a change of date for the MABAC League 5 miles that we host in the Park. It will now take place on Sunday February 16th starting at 11am from the Broomfield Hill (Isabella Plantation) car park. Details:. Note also the Cranleigh 15 or 21 miles on Sunday 16th March FINCHLEY 20 miles road race Saturday 9th March This long-established race - in Ruislip despite the name - incorporates our club 20 miles championship for the Spendlove Cup and could be of interest to spring marathoners as a warm-up trial run. Details:. THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles Sunday 27th April at Chiswick Entries are now being taken for the always popular Thames Towpath 10 here:. RANELAGH RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 4th May Entries are also coming in for our own Half Marathon. At the moment they number about 750, so it doesn't look as if we will reach our limit as early as we did last year, but if you're planning to run it will probably be advisable to get your name in early. The race includes the Surrey County Championship. If you're not planning to run, reserve the date anyway - as ever we'll need plenty of help on the day. Entry details:. CONGRATULATIONS TO BECKY HALL... ...who is Fetch Everyone's Member of the Month. Their website features a Q&A session with other members here:. THE REAL MARATHON MEN Dale Lyons has written a book entitled "The Real Marathon Men" He writes: "This is the story of 42 marathon runners who were created as the 'Ever-presents' by the London Marathon in 1995 after they had run 15 consecutive Londons. Their story is a testimony to a 'never say die' spirit that has sustained them during the thousands of marathons they have run all over the world." The 42 includes of course Ranelagh's Mike Peace (still going strong with 33 Londons now under his belt) and John Hanscomb. The book will be available this month priced £6.99 + £2.60p&p. For orders contact Dale Lyons by e-mail email@example.com or at 5 Richmond Hill Gardens, Edgbaston Birmingham B15 3RW. PSP ASSOCIATION Hilary Saw writes:"This is the association that looks after people with the disease that killed my husband Peter. I wondered if anyone at Ranelagh might be interested in running for them and having a entry to the London Marathon assured thereby? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01327 356132. Deadline for entry is 30th January." THE GUARDIAN Jeff Bull sends this link to The Guardian's "Running Hub":. MARK SHEARMAN The name may or may not be familiar but if you read any of the athletics or running magazines you'll be familiar with his work as the country's premier athletics photographer. Congratulations go to Mark on being awarded an MBE for 'services to sports photography' in the recent New Year's Honours. Following, courtesy of Pete Mulholland, is an appreciation of Mark's award from the Sports Journalists' Association website: "Mark Shearman, the first photographer ever to be allowed membership of the British Athletics Writers' Association, has been covering sport for more than half a century. Shearman, 70, has covered thirteen Olympic Games in his career, beginning in Tokyo in 1964, and has been the official photographer for the national governing body of athletics, and of Athletics Weekly, for the last four decades. 'If I get through Rio and go on to Tokyo in 2020, that'll be going full-circle. I doubt if anyone else will manage that, though I may be using a Zimmer frame by then,' Shearman said. Shearman first started photographing sport in 1962, when he went to Tooting Bec track in south London to capture a British record attempt in the pole vault by Trevor Burton. 'My brother suggested that I send some of my pictures in to this little magazine,' Shearman said, explaining the start of a working relationship with AW that has continued, almost uninterrupted, ever since.'They couldn't have had many pictures sent in that week, because they used one of mine on the cover.' Shearman's images have graced the cover of Athletics Weekly, Running Magazine, Runner's World - in the United States as well as the UK editions - Athletics Today, and the International Track and Field Annual, and also been used by most national newspapers over the last fifty years. 'If we ask Mark for a picture of somebody, it's highly unusual for him not to have one,' Jason Henderson, the editor of Athletics Weekly, said. 'Not only does he have the skill and experience to know how to consistently get great photos of an athlete moving at high speed, but he's also ultra-organised during the countless hours he spends sorting out images away from the track. Mark has literally been an ever-present at the top British and international athletics meetings for many years and the New Year honour is thoroughly well-deserved," Henderson said. SOUTH-WEST LONDON ATHLETICS NETWORK NEWS Kate Brook sends details of a free SWLAN workshop: SWLAN Workshop on Growth and Athletic Performance Delivered by Paul Graham, Senior Occupational Therapist, BSC (Hons) WBIS Level 7 and Level 2 Athletics Coach Date Wednesday 5th February 2014 from 7:30pm - 9.00pm Venue: St Mary's University College, Twickenham TW1 4SX, Room J101 Directions: Free of charge but spaces are limited. To book email email@example.com. Martin Goodway of the South Surrey Athletics Network sends details of one of their courses: "SSAN are holding a course for First Aid suitable for athletics. There are spaces still available to out of Network clubs at £30/head payable to this network. Athletics presents the potential for a wide variety of First Aid situations. Do you have the confidence to deal with minor injuries? Can you manage serious injuries until professional help arrives? First aid may be required at training and during competition. It may be needed by athletes or even officials and spectators, therefore the more First Aiders we have amongst our coaches, officials and club volunteers the higher the chance of any incidents being dealt with in the correct manner. The South Surrey Athletics Network is delighted to offer a First Aid for Sport course to network coaches, officials and other club volunteers. Those successfully completing the course will receive an HSE certificate valid for three years and a First Aid manual. Venue: CADAC clubhouse, King's International College, Watchetts Drive, Camberley, GU15 2PQ Booking: contact firstname.lastname@example.org." DISSERTATION HELP Sophie Addis, a student in the Department of Life Sciences at Roehampton University, is looking for volunteers to help with her dissertation: 'Will pre-cooling through the means of Ice Slurry be beneficial to running performance at room temperature (18°c)'. Sophie writes: "Volunteers should be involved in physical activity, be fit and healthy, free from injuries and able to run 5km plus. This study will take place over three sessions: Session 1: Height and weight will be measured; familiarisation of the equipment used for testing - this will be running a 5km time trial on a treadmill but only at 50% effort. Duration approx 30-45mins. Session 2: Start with a weigh in, then warm up; consumption of ice slurry prior to 5km time trial in condition 1 (heat chamber). Variables such as body temperature will be measured, using a rectal thermometer. Final cool down. Duration approx 1hr (subject dependant). Session 3: Start with a weigh in, then.warm up; consumption of ice slurry prior to 5km time trial in condition 2 (room temperature).Variables such as body temperature will be measured, using a rectal thermometer. Final cool down. Duration approx 1hr (subject dependant)." If you can help contact Sophie at email@example.com or on 07522 238593. 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 18th January Inter-club at Bank of England (Richmond Park Roehampton Gate) incl Hec Petersen Trophy v Ealing, Southall & Middlesex. 5 miles, 2.30pm start. All welcome, register on the day. Saturday 25th January South of England Cross-Country Championships at Parliament Hill. Saturday 8th February Surrey League final races - women at Lloyd Park, Croydon (12 noon), men at home in Richmond Park (3pm) Saturday 15th February Pelling-Ratcliff Cup mob match v Blackheath & Bromley including club championship for the Wynne Cup. 2.30pm start in Richmond Park Saturday 22nd February National Cross-Country Championships in Nottingham 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 *************** SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 4th January at Denbies Vineyard, Dorking Yet another Atlantic storm ripped into Britain just in time for the county championships, depositing more rain on already sodden and waterlogged ground. The course at Denbies Vineyard was unrelenting mud and many runners came a cropper on the steep climbs and descents. However, it takes more than mud, gales and torrential rain to put off your average cross-country runner and there were record fields in several of the races. There's little or no shelter at Denbies, so applause from all sides went to our supporters especially women's team manager Phil Aiken who was there braving the storm from early on Saturday morning. In the senior women's race there was bad news and good news for Ranelagh. The bad news came first - Estelle Damant made a 100 miles round trip to be present, only to cover just about one metre of the course for every mile travelled. No more than 100 metres from the start she fell heavily, damaged her knee and had to pull out. This was a great shame, as Estelle had been running into good form and had beaten today's 6th placer Claire Grima in the SEAA Inter-Counties last month. For the good news, I'll quote Martin Duff in Athletics Weekly: "Lily Partridge was with the pace right from the start, but many watchers wondered about the identity of the Ranelagh runner matching her stride for stride throughout the first lap. The second lap of the increasingly muddy course with its hills and slippery descents, saw Partridge go away from her challenger before finishing full of running 70 metres clear." The mystery runner was Ranelagh's new recruit Gillian Sanders. Gill is a member of Chris Owens's triathlon club and competed for South Africa in the 2012 Olympic Triathlon where she finished 19th. She has both British and South African passports and has been resident in the UK since 2010, which makes her eligible for the championships. You don't finish so high up in an Olympic Triathlon without being a top class runner, but Gill is a virtual novice at cross-country and on such a tough course this was a very impressive performance indeed. Her silver medal matches those won by Estelle back in 2011 and Liz Kipling in 2010. Gill's target this year is the Commonwealth Games Triathlon but in the meantime we hope she'll find time for another race or two! Behind Gill, Gemma Cory continued her return to fitness and the team of four was completed by Julia Bailey and Marie Synnott-Wells, with Wiebke Kortum and Heather Martingell providing the back-up. They placed 8th out of 18 in the team race. In the men's race we were led by a good run from Carl Selya-Hammer who placed 27th. Mark Herbert, Trevor Maguire, Paul Doyle, Ted Mockett ("7.2 miles of mud, hills, mud and mud. Definitely the muddiest race I've ever done!") and Dave Lawley closed in the scoring team in 10th place. Another six followed them in - Mick Lane, Vaughan Ramsay, Stewart Anderson, Alex Fordham, Mike Peace and Peter Fordham. Mike adds: "After struggling round the exceptionally muddy Denbies vineyards as slowly as I did - not being able to stand up for at least 60% of the course - and Peter and I missing the team photo because we were so late - I was met at the finish by two young runners. They had finished first and fourth nearly half an hour before me - the winner being Ian Bailey (AFD - sorry) one of my ex junior school pupils who first took to running in our after-school running club. After chatting for a while they announced that they were off for their 'warm down' whilst I crawled away waist deep in mud - respect!" Livvy Ricketts was our only competitor in the junior events and she finished 56th in the Under 13s race. SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUES - Men (Div 1) and Women (Div 2) Saturday 11th January on Wimbledon Common For the only time this season our men's and women's League teams were competing at the same venue - Thames Hare & Hounds' course on Wimbledon Common. It was a beautifully bright and sunny day in a brief interval between the storms, but the Common was, needless to say, in choice condition. Runner after runner finished caked in mud and there were more than a few blooded knees. No serious damage seems to have been done though, apart perhaps to socks and shoes! The women were off first and we had a very pleasing turnout of 17 runners including a couple of newcomers in Ellen Clague and Nic Evans and a welcome return from Bonnie Webster. Both divisions run together resulting in a total field today of some 360 runners, and this makes it difficult to calculate Division 2 scores in isolation while the race is underway. But League leaders Guildford & Godalming were obviously out in strength again and looking to cement their lead still more firmly. With our team packing well we looked good for another 2nd place, though our nearest challengers 26.2 RRC were also well represented. At the very front of the field the first four unfortunately went off course on the first of the two laps. The leader Tish Jones of Belgrave lost no time in redeeming her position and amazingly ran away to a victory by almost a minute. The other three found it more difficult on the tricky and narrow course. Luckily the team result was little affected and it was Belgrave who prevailed again in Division 1. They look to have the title sewn up already. In Division 2 the Gs (Guildford and Godalming) provided the first two home and although with not quite as strong a team as in the previous race they still won comfortably enough. We did indeed fill second place but only by four points from 26.2 RRC. Barring complete melt-downs in the final race it will be those three clubs climbing up to Division 1 next season, while in the relegation zone it's Dorking, Ful-On Tri and Woking who face the prospect of replacing them in Division 2. Individually there was a great run from Megan De Silva whose 6th place despite a sore knee is her best League result to date after 11th and 10th in the first two races. There seemed to be a bit of a gap before our next runner, but in fact it only represented ten places. Anna Scally it was who led in the rest in 16th place with Gemma Cory, Julia Bailey and Marie Synnott-Wells packing well behind Anna to give us our scoring five all home by 21st place. Kerrie O'Connor was only half a minute behind Marie and led our B team (Kerrie, Bonnie Webster, Becky Hall, Victoria Elbourne and Ellen Clague) into 7th place, beating ten A teams and well clear of all the other Bs. Similarly our C team (Kirsty Bangham, Heather Martingell, Rachel Revett, Hannah Doyle and Sally Bamford) was the first C and our incomplete D team (Nic Evans and Annemarie Goodridge) beat the only other D team on the day! The final race, where we must secure our runner-up position in the League, is at Lloyd Park, Croydon on February 8th. Livvy Ricketts finished exactly mid-field in the Under 13s race, and then it was the turn of the men, with the course by now well churned up. We had another great turnout of 32 starters, giving us exactly 50 runners all told today, not counting the great support we had around the course. Rumour has it that it's Rob Curtis's cakes that are the real attraction! However, for once we were put in the shade numerically by Herne Hill Harriers. As part of their 125th anniversary celebrations (and also in tribute to club doyen Stan Allen who sadly died the previous week) they set themselves a target of fielding 125 runners in total across the senior and junior races. They numbered a remarkable 82 in the men's race alone and altogether they easily surpassed their target. In the men's League two teams are relegated and before today we occupied one of those spots - 8th out of 9 but only 19 points behind South London Harriers in 7th place. Walton were already waiting for the chop a long way behind in last place. So for the final two fixtures it was going to be a battle between ourselves and SLH - or so we thought. Captain K takes up the story: "First the league. We were fourth in yesterday's fixture and have moved out of the relegation zone to 7th in the League! We scored 438 points which is far, far better than both our previous totals, both nearer 600. Starting the fixture we were 19 points behind SLH; we are now 19 points ahead. We were 173 points behind Clapham; we're now just 18 behind. We were 190 points behind Belgrave; we're now 19 behind. So the League position has been transformed with this fixture. Ordinarily our result would mean we were out of relegation trouble. But SLH also put in a blinder, with Belgrave and Clapham tripping up and putting themselves in trouble, so now four teams are in the mix, with just 38 points between us all. The rub of it is that if we do well at our final home fixture, it's 5th place. If we do badly, it's 8th and relegation. I anticipate Belgrave will turn out their big guns to avoid the Surrey League equivalent of Man United getting relegated, which leaves Clapham, SLH and us. Of course expect those two rivals also to field their top teams. What a finish is in prospect! You can expect me to be chasing the potential scorers to be there in Richmond Park on 8th February! Then the mud. Paul Doyle and Trevor Maguire came out looking like bog creatures having taken a dip in the mud stream. Peter Haarer was bleeding profusely from the knees (!) Only Josh Mutch managed miraculously to come through virtually clean. Ranelagh did really well to complete without serious mishap (as far as I know). Well done everyone - a top result and one final push required in a month's time." Richard Gregory ran strongly for 15th place but Eirin McDaid and Josh Mutch were within half a minute or so. Jackson Creegan and Sam Perkins were in close order another 40 odd seconds behind, then came the Captain himself marshalling his troops from the middle ranks. The ever-reliable Peter Haarer, having missed the first two League races through injury, narrowly avoided doing himself further mischief but made it to the finish as our 7th man. Next came Ralph Street - great to see Ralph back in action, even if below full fitness. Newcomer George Howard, in his first League race, did very well to make the scoring team and behind him Marc Snaith was the team's anchor man, just staying ahead of Nick Twomey. Rick Jenner and Trevor Maguire were also well up in support, finishing within a minute of Nick. Paul Doyle and Mark Herbert were next, just in front of another club debutant Richard Warburton. Well done to all those who got round - particularly Aiah Songu-Mbriwa who - thanks to the long tail of Herne Hill runners - achieved his ambition of not finishing last! Not surprisingly Herne Hill Harriers won today but Kent AC hold onto the overall lead. Great photos of the men's race by Stephen Logue here:. LAURISTON 5 miles Saturday 28th December on Wimbledon Common Marie Synnott-Wells was the fourth woman home and first veteran. 1 C Busaileh (HHH) 27.05 10 M Knepsl (Herc W) 32.01 (1st woman) 26 Marie Synnott-Wells 35.15 NEW YEAR'S DAY 10km Wednesday 1st January Pete Warren was the first over 70 and Mr & Mrs Forth were third over 45 and second over 40 respectively. 1 J Mohamed (VP&TH) 34.20 (chip time 34.20) 37 Andrew Forth 38.45 (38.42) 51 E Stavreski (TH&H) 39.40 (39.38 - 1st woman) 78 Stewart Anderson 41.43 (41.31) 109 Kerrie O'Connor-Forth 43.25 (43.22) 148 Rob Curtis 45.43 (45.31) 241 Pete Warren 50.32 (49.49) 252 Heather Martingell 50.57 (50.13) 312 Alan Davidson 53.39 (53.17) 427 Paul Martingell 59.12 (58.28) TADWORTH 10 miles Sunday 5th January Bill Neely reports:; "Just done the Tadworth Ten. Mud, mud, hills, another one mile hill, mud, another one mile hill. Brutal." Apparently Marie had not had enough mud at Denbies the day before... 1 J Baker (Chich) 55.59 (chip time 55.59) 24 L Custance (Clapham) 65.49 (65.49 - 1st woman) 56 Bill Neely 70.01 (69.58) 161 Marie Synnott-Wells 76.43 (76.15) 314 Melissa Glackin 86.11 (85.49) 385 Pete Warren 91.14 (90.52) 414 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 92.47 (92.02) KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 8th January 1 A Mayger (unatt) 23.40 (actual time 21.55) 21 Steve Rowland 28.50 (23.20) RAVENS QUARTERLY 5km Thursday 9th January 1 T Sherman (Soton) 17.04 14 D Jeker (unatt) 18.22 (1st woman) 29 Chris Read 21.25 35 Alan Davidson 24.44 BUPA JUNIOR GREAT WINTER RUN Saturday 10th January at Edinburgh Lydia Louw made the long journey north and finished an excellent fourth in the girls' race. 1 J Gillanders (Pitr) 8.11 4 Lydia Louw 8.38 MABAC LEAGUE 8 miles Sunday 11th January in Windsor Great Park 1 D Cairnie (Runnymede) 44.52 94 James Barber 61.09 123 John Scally 64.56 184 Lynne Barber 74.18 214 Christine David 82.25 215 Cindy Croucher 82.50 220 Penny Merrett 85.56 221 Deirdre Inman 90.32 4 miles 1 N Herriot (Runnymede) 30.35 30 Tracey Small 44.22 31 Sally Spaull 44.23 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Wednesday 1st January 1 Unknown 17.40 6 A Critclow (West 4) 19.05 (1st woman) 13 Peter Weir 19.42 27 Alberto Esguevillas 21.20 33 Steve Aikin 21.48 42 Lydia Louw 22.29 46 Chris Read 22.47 84 Arthur Louw 25.46 88 Karen Weir 25.55 92 Tomas Sterner 26.10 96 Rob Kitchen 26.23 122 Claire-Louise French 29.05 141 Ally Salisbury 30.35 153 Katie Walton 33.10 161 Philippa Kitchen 34.52 162 Andrew Brown 34.54 176 Penny Merrett 43.27 177 Bev Ali 43.28 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Wednesday 1st January Duncan Mallison was second for the second time in a week, with Trevor Maguire third. 1 G Brook (Strag) 18.09 2 Duncan Mallison 18.10 3 Trevor Maguire 18.43 5 Jack Moran 19.12 9 Peter Weir 19.44 13 David Rowe 20.17 16 R Bunting (London H) 20.24 (1st woman) 46 Kevin Kearey 23.41 49 Karen Weir 23.49 62 Phil Roberts 24.27 66 Steven Mountain 24.38 74 Tom Kearey 25.11 92 Lynne Barber 27.10 100 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 28.13 101 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 28.21 111 Ally Salisbury 29.47 120 Christine David 30.35 124 Josie Kearey 31.29 127 Ann Kearey 31.40 132 Tanya Allen 32.39 136 Cindy Croucher 33.03 140 Deirdre Inman 34.00 141 Su Clark 34.10 143 Rachel Allen 34.23 146 Tracey Small 34.30 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Wednesday 1st January 1 A Jackson (Sitting) 16.34 12 Nick Wright 18.58 16 Ted Mockett 19.30 38 K Wilson (Thames T)) 20.26 (1st woman) 64 David Rowe 21.28 122 Peter Faull 22.40 158 Chris Camacho 23.31 309 Tom Reay 26.39 334 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 27.05 342 Kirsty Bangham 27.21 480 David Meaden 31.44 507 Sharon Rowe 33.01 563 John Hanscomb 39.22 568 Wally Garrod 42.01 DULWICH parkrun 5km Wednesday 1st January Megan De Silva was third woman finisher. 1 A Yee (CP Tri) 16.12 7 S Watson (Kent) 18.28 (1st woman) 16 Megan De Silva 19.47 37 Marie Synnott-Wells 21.29 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Wednesday 1st January 1 A Jackson (Sitting) 17.13 9 Ted Mockett 19.29 22 K Wilson (Thames T) 20.51 (1st woman) 32 Peter Faull 21.50 34 Steve Aikin 21.56 50 Chris Camacho 23.08 88 Kirsty Bangham 26.04 101 Tom Reay 26.48 159 Wiebke Kortum 32.25 160 Annemarie Goodridge 32.26 165 Andrew Brown 33.47 OTHER parkruns (Wednesday 1st January)... Southampton: 51 Michelle Davies 22.35, 67 Lee Davies 24.08, 109 Mike White 26.28 Eastleigh: 40 Michelle Davies 28.35, 44 Lee Davies 29.27, 48 Mike White 30.29 Basingstoke: 114 Peter Fordham 26.36, 129 Nick Fordham 27.42 Stewart: 95 Nigel Coombes 26.49 Middlesbrough: 186 Nigel Coombes 28.59 Worcester: 63 Phil Jackson 25.32 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 4th January Michelle Davies was the leading woman. 1 G Brook (Strag) 17.55 10 Michelle Davies 21.38 (1st woman) 21 Tom Kearey 23.45 37 Mike White 26.17 41 Lynne Barber 27.10 42 Rachel Allen 27.18 57 Josie Kearey 29.53 58 Christine David 29.58 61 Ann Kearey 30.17 66 Tanya Allen 31.54 67 Cindy Croucher 32.00 73 Deirdre Inman 34.08 74 Su Clark 34.18 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 4th January 1 K Davidson (unatt) 18.49 12 H Edwards (HHH) 20.45 (1st woman) 23 Steve Aikin 21.48 33 Alberto Esguevillas 22.27 40 Lydia Louw 23.27 57 Steven Mountain 24.14 83 Simon Taylor 26.06 92 Colin Rogal 26.52 96 Arthur Louw 27.07 102 Andrew Brown 27.30 106 Nick Fordham 27.50 127 Jenny Rogal 29.14 137 Claire-Louise French 30.06 138 Peter Lowman 30.14 143 Val Lowman 30.31 148 Eugenio Carmo 31.04 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 4th January 1 J Wightman (Edin) 16.11 5 Nick Wright 18.16 52 David Rowe 22.03 55 P Adams (unatt) 22.09 (1st woman) 132 Adam Wright 24.09 201 Kirsty Bangham 25.33 493 Sharon Rowe 33.31 549 John Hanscomb 39.27 556 Wally Garrod 40.43 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 4th January)... Osterley: 4 Chris Read 24.16 Sedgefield: 81 Nigel Coombes 29.45 Old Deer Park: 10 Phil Roberts 25.18 Killerton: 111 Jackie Dunkley 33.13 Kingston: 16 Chris Camacho 22.09, 67 Janet Turnes 32.08 Wimbledon Common: 42 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 23.20, 97 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.43 Cleveland: 18 Martin Nance 23.56 York: 47 Phil Jackson 21.54 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th January 1 O Parsons (SMUC) 18.07 14 Bill Neely 19.52 19 Z Illis (Herc Wimb) 20.41 (1st woman) 32 Peter Faull 21.25 50 Stephen Hurton 22.19 59 Chris Read 22.53 68 Steven Mountain 23.13 69 Michael Beverly 23.15 88 Alberto Esguevillas 24.06 126 Colin Rogal 25.46 172 Nick Fordham 27.27 173 Alex Fordham 27.29 177 Jenny Rogal 27.35 198 Andrew Brown 28.20 207 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 28.43 214 Val Lowman 29.02 237 Lorna Smith 30.00 246 Peter Lowman 30.20 270 Karen Weir 31.29 302 Eugenio Carmo 33.02 306 Bronwen Northmore 33.30 308 Penny Merrett 33.41 340 Claie-Louise French 37.03 349 Pat Hewlett 37.55 355 Beverly Walsh 39.15 368 Yvonne Howie 41.10 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th January Michelle Davies finished 2nd this week. 1 G Russell (unatt) 18.57 12 L Hale (Sandhurst J) 21.05 (1st woman) 14 Michelle Davis 21.18 24 Tom Kearey 22.53 32 Kevin Kearey 23.17 43 Nigel Coombes 25.21 56 Emily Kearey 26.55 58 Mike White 26.58 60 John Herriott 27.06 75 Janet Russell 28.37 77 Josie Kearey 29.19 79 Ann Kearey 29.29 87 Paula Maguire 30.32 94 Tanya Allen 33.40 96 Su Clark 34.21 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th January No fewer than 1184 finishers this week. 1 A Jackson (Sitting) 16.14 15 Andrew Forth 18.35 71 M Richards (unatt) 20.22 (1st woman) 302 Adam Wright 23.40 317 Ian Grange 23.51 735 Mary Hickson 28.36 901 Jackie Dunkley 30.34 952 Ed Josey 31.24 1147 Clare Hulacki 39.00 1155 Wally Garrod 41.11 1158 John Hanscomb 42.01 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Wednesday 11th January 1 D Etheridge (unatt) 19.16 15 Chris Camacho 22.07 16 M Ansell (unatt) 22.12 (1st woman) 53 Tom Reay 26.03 67 Rob Kitchen 27.46 80 Janet Turnes 30.18 81 Jar O'Brien 30.23 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km Wednesday 11th January 1 B Cope (Serp) 19.32 15 K Saville (Ealing E) 24.44 (1st woman) 31 Lynne Barber 28.42 34 Rachel Allen 29.00 44 Christine David 32.24 45 Cindy Croucher 32.24 50 Deirdre Inman 34.16 51 Tracey Small 34.17 DARLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 11th January Nick Wright was the winner. 1 Nick Wright 19.02 21 F Hiersemenzel (unatt) 23.12 (1st woman) OTHER parkruns (Saturday 11th January)... Banstead Woods: 17 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 21.23 Gladstone: 67 Peter Fordham 26.07 Old Deer Park: 10 Bruce McLaren 23.14 Southsea: 67 Alan Davidson 23.44 York: 80 Phil Jackson 22.09 FINALLY... Peter Fordham sends the following link - Auld Lang Syne fell race turf surfing: .