Newsdesk 2014

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 419             12 February 2014
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  Surrey League final races -  Ranelagh women finish 2nd on the day, 2nd
     overall in Division 2 and win promotion
 *  Ranelagh men finish 5th on the day and 6th overall in Division 1
 *  Our teams led by Gill Sanders and Richard Gregory
 *  Another M80 world record for Ed Whitlock 
 *  parkrun placings for Ted Mockett, Trevor Maguire and Nick Wright
 *  Final mob match v Blackheath & Bromley H&AC at home this Saturday at
     2.30pm - all needed
 *  Extra race at RMA Sandhurst on February 22nd but immediate registration
 *  MABAC League race this Sunday is cancelled
 *  "An evening with Hugh Jones" after the mob match this Saturday
 *  Book now for the Baker Cup supper and presentations evening on Saturday
     29th March
 *  Assistant Race Director wanted for the Richmond 10km in June 

 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. The FB Thompson Medal goes to the individual winner and the Harry Sheer
 Trophy to the leading Over 50. Details:. In the evening we welcome
 Hugh Jones - see below.    

 Hugh Jones has been a Ranelagh member since the age of 15. 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. 

 Unfortunately it has been necessary to cancel the MABAC League race due to
 have taken place in Richmond Park this Sunday (February 16th). Thanks and
 apologies go to all those who had volunteered to help. MABAC League details:. 

 You are invited to our annual presentations supper. All are welcome,
 especially if you have a trophy or medal to collect. 
 Date - Saturday 29th March @ 7.00pm.
 Location - The Roebuck Pub (upstairs) 
 130 Richmond Hill, TW10 6RN
 Tel 0208 948 2329
 Dress - Smart Casual

 Price - £23.00 per person - includes welcome drink, free beer (while stocks
 last) and buffet dinner.
 Places are limited to 60 people, so please reserve your place early!!! Your
 glass of sparkly awaits you!!
 Please Contact:-  Michele Gibson:-Email:- micheleagibson@hotmail.com,
 Mobile:- 07703 518 956
 Cheques payable to :- Ranelagh Harriers and posted / handed to Ms Michele
 Gibson, c/o Baker Cup Supper, 107 Elm Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3HN or
 leave in the club safe with the name Michele Gibson on the envelope.
 Cash:- payable to Michele Gibson @ the Club - Tuesday & Wednesday nights.

 NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 22nd February at Nottingham
 Entries for the National at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, closed several weeks
 ago and we'll be well represented in the men's and women's races. 

 EXTRA FIXTURE AT RMA SANDHURST  Saturday 22nd February - but immediate
 registration required!
 For those not going to the National Championships at Nottingham on 22nd
 February, we have been invited to take part in a 6 miles race at the Royal
 Military Academy at Sandhurst starting at 2.15pm. This used to be a regular
 feature of our fixture list until security concerns caused it to be
 discontinued. If you've never been to Sandhurst it's worth a visit, and the
 course is a testing one. Security is very tight! We have to give them a list
 of possible runners and supporters a week in advance plus their vehicle
 details. You don't have to commit yourself, but if you think you might go it
 is VITAL that you reply to Andy Woodhouse andrew-woodhouse@hotmail.co.uk 
 by Thursday 13th February with the following information: car make, colour
 and registration number plus the names of all likely passengers.
 In addition, you must bring photo identification - passport or driving licence.
 Entrance to the RMAS is from the A30 opposite the Premier Inn at Camberley.
 Be warned - if your name is not on the list held by the guards at the front gate,
 or if you have no photo identification, you will not be admitted. 
 ...writes from Canada:
  "This link ontariomasters.ca/ shows me setting  a  new indoor M80
 mile world record (Ranelagh vest included). My performance wasn't really
 that great, I should be able to run faster than that, after all ten and a
 half years ago I ran a marathon at a faster pace than that - must train
 harder. I saw John Atkinson the previous weekend, he was running an 8K road
 race in -15 to -20C temperature. He did 29:20, 3rd M40. I did not run in
 that race."
 Ed also sent a copy of a newspaper cutting from 1949 showing the results of
 the National Junior Cross-Country Championships. Ed finished 17th, three
 places behind his then-clubmate at Walton AC Chris Chataway. The UK's top
 distance runner for many years during the 1950s, Gordon Pirie of SLH, was

 Dr Martin Wolfson writes:
 "I have been approached several times recently by runners who have needed
 medical certificates in order to run in a particular race, often abroad.
 They have had problems with their own doctor asking for silly fees, £80
 -£120, per person and/or have been unable to fix a suitable time before the
 race. I am happy to do these medicals for Ranelagh and other runners at a
 suitable time, usually afternoons or evenings at my surgery in Surbiton. My
 fee will be £20 donation to the club, which can be Gift Aided to increase
 its value to the club and may help your tax, plus a bottle of malt whiskey
 for me. The medicals usually take about half an hour including paperwork.
 Please contact me by email if you would like to take advantage of this
 offer." Contact Martin martin.wolfson2000@gmail.com .

 Karen Weir (one of our coaches) is holding a Running Technique Workshop on
 Sunday 6th April, from 2-4pm. Running is a skill that can be learned! Learn
 how to improve your running form and to run more efficiently. Not only will
 this reduce your risk of injury, once you have mastered the techniques you
 will also improve your running performance. Spaces are limited to ensure
 everyone gets individual feedback and video analysis. The cost is £25
 (payable in advance), to reserve your place or for more information, please
 contact Karen@runwithkaren.com. The workshop is not too onerous in terms of
 running and will focus more on drills and exercises, so do not worry if you
 have done your long run in the morning or are tapering for your spring
 marathon. Workshop location: lululemon athletica, 19 Duke Street, Richmond,
 TW9 1HP.

 I omitted to mention a couple of things in relation to our Christmas Party
 back in December. The first was to give heartfelt thanks to Angus Cater who
 most generously paid for the champagne to celebrate his forty years of
 Ranelagh membership. Congratulations Angus!
 The second was to note the honorary club membership awarded to Ron Berryman.
 Andy Hayward writes: "Ron is a local historian who lives almost next door to
 the Roebuck. He loves everything local which has been there a long time! He
 scours the web for Ranelagh items and has presented both Michele and me with
 old Ranelagh silver medals he found (and bought) on e-bay. We see him in the
 Roebuck often and he enjoys the contact with the club, especially the older
 members. He has come to the last three Christmas parties, and this year even
 arranged his own 80th birthday celebration to coincide with it. He was
 delighted to be made an honorary member."

 Brighton resident Neil Walford writes:
 "Let me know if any Ranelagh runners want me to collect their number from
 the expo on Saturday, they can then collect either from my house on the
 morning (c1 mile jog from the start) or at the start of the race."  Contact
 Neil njwalford@aol.com .

 We are reviving our club junior championships this year. The Lotinga Cup
 will go to the overall club junior champion, male or female, and the Camilla
 Cup will go to the club junior women's champion. Both are open to under 18s.
 The trophies will be contested at the inter-club 3.8 miles race on Saturday
 1st March. See the Ranelagh Juniors website for more info here:.  

 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. www.hillingdonac.co.uk/f20/index.html.  

 THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles  Sunday 27th April at Chiswick
 Entries are now being taken for the always popular Thames Towpath 10.

 The entry limit has been reached and on-line entries via Sportsystems have
 closed. If you're not planning to run, reserve the date anyway - as ever
 we'll need plenty of help on the day.  Details:. 

 RICHMOND 10km  
 Race Director Niall O'Connor writes:
 "The Ranelagh Harriers Richmond 10k will 'run' on Sunday 22nd June at 9am.
 The same course and start/finish (Riverside Dr - Ham/Kew FC clubhouse) as
 per the last four years will be used. Entry is here:
 please advertise to your friends.
 Closer to time I'll be seeking marshals etc so be prepared for emails from
 me, however for now I'm seeking an assistant for specific help on the day.
 Briefly, the role will involve collecting a hire van (which race will
 arrange and pay for), collecting the necessary kit from the clubhouse
 (tables, beakers, bananas, mugs, Mars etc) and driving all to the start, and
 then returning all to the clubhouse after the race. You will be able run the
 race if you wish. In previous years I've used Streetvan which has worked
 well and there will be assistance with loading/unloading. If you could help
 with this please drop a line to niall_o_c@hotmail.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 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
                                          Inter-club at RMA Sandhurst.
 2.15pm start, see above.

 Saturday 1st March              Inter-club 3.8 miles in Richmond Park,
 including club junior championships (see above). 3pm start.

 Sunday 9th March                Finchley 20 miles road race at Ruislip. See

 Saturday 15th March            Ranelagh Cup Schools Race in Richmond Park

 Sunday 16th March              Clutton Cup 10 miles handicap in Richmond
 Park. 10am start.

 Saturday 29th March            Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap in Richmond
 Park. 3pm start. 

 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), and also every Sunday at 9.30am
 in Wimbledon Park. 

 FINAL SURREY LEAGUE RACES  Saturday 8th February at Lloyd Park, Croydon
 (women) and Richmond Park (men)
 We had much to celebrate after the final Surrey League races of the 2013/14
 season. Both our men's and women's teams had achieved their aims for the
 season in fine style. The women finished in second place in Division 2 of
 their League and so comfortably won promotion back to Division 1 after the
 shortest of stays in the lower ranks. Meanwhile, the men had to fight tooth
 and nail to hold onto their place in the highly competitive Division 1.
 Going into the final race on a very wet course in Richmond Park only 38
 points covered the teams in fifth to eighth places, with one of them doomed
 to join tailed-off Walton in Division 2. All four clubs would make a great
 effort to hang on - but who would take the fall?

 Captain K writes:
 "The resounding consensus on Facebook was that we would beat each of the
 three other relegation threatened teams and finish fifth. However, the
 captain and his team felt a good deal less optimistic on a packed and muddy
 start line as our very own Alan Hedger and Ken Powley prepared to start the
 race. Clapham looked lean and mean, out in numbers and were very vocal, as
 were SLH.  And the first 200 yards was a quagmire.

 Relegation went to Clapham in the end, a penalty perhaps for too many of
 their runners wearing lycra in a cross country race. They join Walton for
 the drop.  Belgrave turned out their international superstars to get
 positions 1, 3 and 5  and that pretty much sealed their safety - we can't
 compete with that (yet). Ranelagh had a great race, ousting SLH and Clapham
 on the day, as well as Walton and Hercules Wimbledon.  Plaudits to Richard
 Gregory for leading us home again. Boosted by my son sleeping through the
 night for the first time (he knew!) I improved on the last fixture and Eirin
 McDaid was snapping at my heels. The gale forecast meant that David Benton
 gave up on the Chichester 10km and ran for us instead - he was our fourth
 scorer on the day. Sam Perkins in fifth wins the prize however for scoring
 in each of the four races, which no-one else managed. Carl Selya, Peter
 Haarer, Nick Twomey and Paul Doyle battled the mud to reach scoring
 positions too. And the Anchorman trophy went to vice-captain Trevor Maguire,
 who gets to keep the trophy for 8.5 months until the next fixture.  Canny

 As captain, I would like to thank everyone who has run this year, whether
 they've scored or not, for their contributions to an immense team
 atmosphere.  It's been hugely enjoyable and our improvement through the
 season bodes very well for next year.  There have been some brilliant
 courses, with more mud than the roadies would have liked.  There have also
 been some fantastic individual performances, but with no runner scoring
 higher than 15th in any race, this has been a true team effort.  WELL DONE

 Ken Powley adds the following note:  "A great day for Ranelagh to stay in
 Division 1 but almost a disaster for me. The computer timing for both races
 was useless, a major problem was only averted by the officials who did such
 a grand job. I am indebted to Alan Hedger on the hand timer, and to Steve and
 Sonia, and Claire-Louise French and Juliette Chan, who did a magnificent job
 in recording the numbers, with such a large competitive field. Big thanks also
 to Andy Bickerstaff and all the marshals for their efforts in ensuring everyone
 stayed on course, and finally to Carol Barnshaw and her team for the post-event
 teas. In all a really great team effort." 

 Here are Stephen Logue's photos of the men's race:
 Ranelagh 2XU Richmond Park 8 Feb 2014.

 As for the women, here's Anna Scally's take on the conditions at Lloyd Park:
 "I'm not sure what I did in life to deserve a race like that, that was
 horrendous...mud, more mud, mud up hills, mud downhills and aquaplaning
 across a puddle on the first lap was apparently what is fun about xc, but I
 somehow got to the finish and survived!"

 Becky Hall takes up the story:
 "An amazing race win from Gill, followed closely behind by the always
 improving Megan and a welcome return to cross-country for Jo, another
 fantastic run from 'I run once a week' Anna and a sneak into the A team from
 me meant we got our best score of the season of 55! Still not low enough to
 beat Guildford's 37 on the day, but I hope it gave some of the Division 1
 teams something to think about for next season.  

 In addition, our B team (headed today by Marie - when did she last miss
 making the A team? Ed) came out 7th overall this season. We really have been
 packing in the good scores, considering we couldn't get a team of five out
 every race last season, we've made enormous progress. I just can't say
 enough how exciting it has been to see so many of you enjoying the mud over
 the XC year. Well done to all of you. 
 Our juniors continue to chase the women, with new member Olivia and ever
 present Livvy both doing well in the under 13s race.

 Finally, I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Phil Aiken for doing
 all of the entries, faff and standing around in the cold, wet and mud again
 this season. I do wonder about his sanity at times when he is soaking wet
 struggling to get the flag to stay up, but he really is an asset to the
 team, often sacrificing his own running so we can be organised and on the
 start line to run. Cheers Phil!"

 The Surrey League Facebook comments suggest that mudlark Gill Sanders's
 overall win by half a minute today might well have been the first ever by a
 Division 2 runner. She was over three minutes clear of the second placer in
 Division 2!  

 Promotions and relegations: in the men's League, Reigate Priory and Croydon
 Harriers come up to the top flight replacing Clapham and Walton. In the
 women's, Dorking & Mole Valley, Ful-on Tri and Woking take the drop to
 Division 2 to be replaced by Guildford & Godalming, Ranelagh and 26.2 RRC.

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km  Friday 31st January in Hyde Park
 1   T Richardson (Bas)     15.49
 33  J Locker (Walt)        18.45  (1st woman)
 168 Alan Davidson          24.12

 BUCS CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 1st February at Stirling
 1   G Taylor-Brown (Leeds) 21.27
 77  Estelle Damant         25.48

 BOOKHAM 10km  Sunday 2nd February
 1   M Rolfe (DMV)          41.52
 38  H Lambert (unatt)      51.35  (1st woman)
 226 Tom Reay               71.55    

 CHICHESTER PRIORY 10km  Sunday 9th February
 1   P Wylie (B&W)          30.23  (chip time 30.23)
 35  J Andrews (AFD)        33.55  (33.54 - 1st woman)
 725 Alan Davidson          51.02  (50.21) 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 1st February
 1   Unknown                16.26
 11  L Custance (Clapham)   19.06  (1st woman)
 12  David Lawley           19.15
 22  Michael Everard        19.50
 23  Craig McLellan         19.52
 60  Steve Aikin            21.47
 90  Ellen Clague           23.09
 98  Steven Mountain        23.34
 104 Michael Beverly        23.46       
 112 Amrut Sharma           23.57
 153 Wiebke Kortum          25.15
 171 Eugenio Carmo          26.00
 219 Alberto Esguevillas    27.46
 220 Ally Salisbury         27.49    
 224 Sue Camp               27.56
 242 Leeanne Bryce          28.33
 268 Louise Atkinson        29.11
 283 Andrew Brown           29.38  
 295 Peter Lowman           30.19
 305 Val Lowman             30.35
 310 Michael Sikora         30.45
 311 Deepa Sharma           30.45
 331 Jackie Dunkley         32.02
 338 Katie Walton           32.42
 357 Bronwen Northmore      33.35
 361 Martin Clark           34.05
 385 Pat Hewlett            39.52

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 1st February
 1   G Brook (Strag)        18.26
 16  Sacha Kennedy (SMR)    21.08  (1st woman)
 23  Tom Kearey             22.12
 76  Lynne Barber           27.29
 83  Michael White          28.26
 92  Janet Russell          29.38  
 95  Christine David        30.16
 101 Kevin Kearey           30.52
 102 Josie Kearey           30.56
 104 Cindy Croucher         31.26
 105 Ann Kearey             31.31
 109 Deirdre Inman          32.19
 110 Tracey Small           32.26
 112 Tanya Allen            32.50
 117 Su Clark               34.51
 120 Danny Hobbs            38.47

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 1st February
 This was another small step to recovery for Fiona Ford, who sustained
 serious injuries in a biking accident more than eighteen months ago.

 1   A Jackson (Sitting)    16.16
 15  Marc Snaith            18.38
 56  David Rowe             20.35
 66  P Adams (unatt)        20.54  (1st woman) 
 81  Fiona Ford             21.16
 114 Simon Collingridge     21.52
 293 Kirsty Bangham         24.46 
 820 Sharon Rowe            33.50 
 890 Wally Garrod           39.20 

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 1st February
 Top spot for Trevor Maguire.

 1   Trevor Maguire         18.38
 7   L Marchant (26.2)      21.32  (1st woman)
 16  Phil Roberts           23.47
 32  Lorna Smith            28.18
 42  Deborah Blakemore      33.05

 ASHFORD parkrun 5km  Saturday 1st February
 Ted Mockett was the winner with a startling 17.02.

 1   Ted Mockett            17.02
 8   C Costiff (SLH)        19.46  (1st woman)

 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km  Saturday 1st February
 Nick Wright finished third.

 1   P Piper (West 4)       17.18
 3   Nick Wright            18.42
 21  Adam Wright            23.03
 22  T Callen (unatt)       23.04  (1st woman) 

 BUSHY PARK JUNIORS parkrun  Sunday 2nd February
 1   J Killip (WSEH)         7.12
 7   A Uren (unatt)          7.57  (1st girl)
 14  Euan Sinclair           8.17
 19  Lydia Louw              8.31
 61  Arthur Louw             9.45
 100 Eilidh Sinclair        10.34
 159 Mungo Harding          11.50   

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 1st February)...
 Bexley: 10 Paul Sinton-Hewitt,  56 Peter Fordham 26.41,  61 Jo Sinton-Hewitt
 Kingston: 23 Andy Bickerstaff 23.39,  25 Chris Camacho 23.53,  68 Janet
 Turnes 31.00
 Tilgate: 80 Becky Hall 28.49,  84 Rob Curtis 28.55 
 York: 89 Phil Jackson 22.52
 Darlington South: 104 Nigel Coombes 26.18
 Preston Park: 60 John Pratt 23.05
 Banstead Woods: 123 Tom Reay 27.14 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th February
 1   J Congdon (unatt)      18.27
 10  Craig McLellan         20.03
 16  Stewart Anderson       20.38
 24  L Broughton (Rich CC)  21.29  (1st woman)
 30  Steve Aikin            21.47
 36  Daniel Chiechi         22.02
 47  Chris Read             22.27
 69  Stephen Logue          23.15 
 78  Eugenio Carmo          23.38
 82  Tomas Sterner          23.48
 96  Amrut Sharma           24.11
 129 Steven Mountain        25.45
 134 Simon Taylor           26.21
 173 Sue Camp               27.33
 188 Leeanne Bryce          28.04
 245 Michael Sikora         30.12
 268 Deepa Sharma           31.21
 275 Jackie Dunkley         31.45
 294 Bronwen Northmore      33.09
 328 Pat Hewlett            41.52
 332 Bev Ali                42.56
 334 Penny Merrett          43.32

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th February
 1   D Miller (Barnes)      20.35
 6   Simon Burrell          23.03
 8   G Munro (Old Deers)    23.24  (1st woman)
 10  Phil Roberts           23.48
 29  Mel Davison            27.24
 35  Paula Maguire          29.13
 37  Lorna Smith            30.07
 43  Deborah Blakemore      32.54
 45  Clare Hulacki          38.35

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th February
 1   Unknown                18.37
 15  Sacha Kennedy (SMR)    21.36  (1st woman)
 19  Tom Kearey             22.17
 20  Kabir Sait             22.20
 25  Kevin Kearey           22.30
 28  Adam Wright            22.33
 77  Lynne Barber           27.26
 93  Josie Kearey           28.40
 94  Emily Kearey           28.40
 111 Christine David        31.20 
 116 Tracey Small           32.20
 124 Su Clark               35.30

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th February
 1   A Jaksevicius (unatt)  17.06
 8   S Saller (Ox Uni)      18.46  (1st woman) 
 71  David Ready            21.21
 93  Rachel Rowan           21.50
 415 Paul Sinton-Hewitt     26.50
 458 Jo Sinton-Hewitt       27.17
 533 Neil Surtees           28.20
 572 Nic Evans              29.05
 707 David Meaden           31.33
 847 John Hanscomb          39.16   
 850 Wally Garrod           39.59 

 ROOT 44 parkrun 5km  Saturday 8th February
 Nick Wright finished second at Stellenbosch in South Africa.

 1   J Raubenheimer (unatt) 18.21 
 2   Nick Wright            18.26
 6   D-M Steyn (unatt)      23.11  (1st woman) 

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 8th February)...
 Kingston: 13 Chris Camacho 23.43
 York: 94 Phil Jackson 23.16
 Alice Holt:  212 Danny Hobbs 43.57
 Beckton: 10 Peter Fordham 27.23
 Brueton: 97 Andrew Brown 25.08
 Edinburgh: 299 Ally Salisbury 27.09
 Fish Hoek: 5 Lloyd Camp 23.28
 Gunnersbury: 113 John Herriott 26.40
 Little Stoke: 100 Mike White
 Preston: 94 Dave Taylor 30.21
 Walthamstow: 6 Ben Shore 24.29
 Woodley:  162 Louise Atkinson 31.21
 Wormwood Scrubs: 14 Pete Warren 27.41

 Last week's Wimbledon Guardian featured a story about a Jack Russell cross
 terrier named Bella, owned by Hercules Wimbledon runner Steve Sinnott. The
 dog disappeared into the bushes near Pembroke Lodge while on a Sunday
 morning run in Richmond Park. "Owner Stephen Sinnott searched desperately
 for the dog with jogging partner Darryl McDonald for half an hour...the
 search continued throughout the afternoon, but to no avail." At 4.30am the
 following morning "...the family woke to sounds of scratching at the front
 door and were astonished to find their lost pet waiting to be let in. She
 had made the 15-mile journey home, successfully navigating the A3 and the
 rail lines that stood between Richmond Park and Merton Park. Mr Sinnott said
 'She is no stranger to running long distances but how she did that and did
 not get killed I do not know'. Mr McDonald said: 'How she got across the
 A306 or A3, it blows my mind. It is like there were angels watching over

 Nice one Darryl...shame about the "jogging partner" bit.