*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 424 23 April 2014 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEW ************ * Carl Selya-Hammer and Amelie Hunton win club marathon champs in the "London" * Mike Peace retains his "ever-present" record * Martin Halvey finishes 5th in the M55 class * Megan De Silva finishes 3rd in Battersea Park 10km * Karen Weir finishes 3rd in Jurassic Coast Challenge * parkrun placings for Gemma Cory, Duncan Mallison, Eirin McDaid, Olivia Lloyd, Michelle Davies, Becky Hall and Niall O'Connor * Towpath 10 this Sunday, Richmond Half Marathon next week * Subscriptions are due! ATTENTION PLEASE **************** RANELAGH E-NEWS #422 and #423 Apologies to those of you who received the last two e-newses late or in some cases not at all. I have been encountering mysterious intermittent problems with sending out to group addresses - and I'm not sure they have been resolved yet, so apologies again if this apology itself arrives late! E-newses are always loaded up to the News section of our website, so if you think you might have missed anything you can always access them there. URGENT - HELPERS NEEDED FOR THE RANELAGH RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 4th May We can still use more helpers for our Half Marathon next month. If you are not taking part in the race PLEASE volunteer to help out in some capacity - we need mostly marshals but also officials at the finish, people to man water stations etc. The race starts at 8.30am and the last finisher should be home inside three hours. However, you don't necessarily have to commit yourself to the whole morning - if you can spare just a few minutes we can still fit you in somewhere. Please contact email@example.com if you can help. SUBSCRIPTIONS... ...were due on April 1st. Our rates are unchanged at £40 for seniors, £20 for second-claim members and those who are retired and over 60, £10 for under 20s and students and non-running members. There is also a £70 family membership. Post your cheque to Membership Secretary, Ranelagh Harriers, 135a Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AA or leave it in an envelope at the clubhouse. A Standing Order form is available from our website here: . For Bank Transfers, our account is at HSBC, sort code 40-23-29, account number 81109847; please add a message, for example SubscriptionJSmith. For any queries, e-mail the Membership Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org SUTTON 10km Sunday 11th May and DORKING 10 miles Sunday 1st June These are both Ranelagh Grand Prix and Surrey Road League events. For the past three years the Sutton race has reached its entry limit early, so act now if you're thinking of running. Details:. Dorking doubles up as the county 10 miles championship. Details:. RICHMOND 10km Sunday 22nd June Entries are coming in steadily for our 10km, which as usual incorporates the Surrey county championship. It also forms part of the Surrey Road League and of course our own Grand Prix. Nearly 200 entries have been received so far, so it's quite possible the entry limit might be reached. Over 50 of you have already got your entries in, but anyone else planning to run should not delay. Details:. GREEN BELT RELAY Michelle Davies writes: "I am sorry, I have been terribly slack with this one (new job etc.!). I need to pull my finger out and organise this year's GBR over the weekend of May 17/18. So far I have 11 people on my list. We need 11 to complete a team so if there are any more of you interested in forming a second team please let me know. We can enter an incomplete team so please don't be put off! In the past some of us have always stayed overnight and the end of day one, if you would like do this please let me know as I will need to look at booking accommodation pretty quickly. For more information on the GBR visit: www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/. ANDY'S WIMBLEDON ADVENTURE RACE(S) Andy Bickerstaff writes: "After the 'ahem' success of last year's race on Wimbledon Common (well the 40 that ran it seemed to have a good time, despite the worst weather of an otherwise glorious summer), in a mad moment I thought it would be a good idea to do it again only bigger and even better! There are now three races of 5, 5 and 8ish miles still featuring one of my favourite routes along Beverley Brook and up the 'Toast Rack' with the infamous Rifle Butts thrown in for good measure. A bit of negotiation with the conservators means all three races now have a more scenic start at the Windmill. The races are all on Wednesday evenings (May 14th, June 11th and July 9th) and it would be good to see a few of you there. Details are here:. Of course I always need marshals etc, and if you can help that would be great. Mail me at email@example.com." RANELAGH ROAD GRAND PRIX Details of the events that will make up our summer Road Grand Prix are on our website here:. There are only nine events this year - the Elmore 7 miles has been dropped as it is on the same weekend as the Elmbridge 10km. All the Surrey Road League events are included in our Grand Prix. The GP kicks off with any spring Marathon up to May 4th and continues with the Thames Towpath 10, the Richmond Half Marathon and the Sutton 10km. THE WYCH ELM As you may know, Janet and Manuel Turnes are retiring from the Wych Elm in Kingston at the end of May. Janet has been a Ranelagh member for nearly twenty years and we have many times enjoyed her hospitality at the pub on the evening of the London Marathon. This year, we presented Janet with a small trophy as a token of our gratitude. The Stragglers also regularly use the Wych Elm, and they plan to hold a social there on the night before the Green Belt Relay - that is Friday 16th May. All are welcome, so if you missed the London Marathon evening "do" you might like to go along to bid farewell to Janet and Manuel (who, incidentally, are not moving far away, so we'll hope to see Janet at races occasionally. GEORGIA MIANSAROW Former Ranelagh junior Georgia Miansarow is now representing Australia as an oarswoman. 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 ) Sunday 27th April Thames Towpath 10 miles at Chiswick. Entries closed. Sunday 4th May Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon. 8.30am start. Details:. Sunday 11th May Sutton 10km. 9.30am start. Details:. Sat/Sun 17th & 18th May Green Belt Relay. See above. Sunday 1st June Dorking 10 miles. Details:. Sunday 22nd June Richmond 10km. 9am start. Details:. 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), and also every Sunday at 9.30am in Wimbledon Park. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** LONDON MARATHON Sunday 13th April As usual these days there were about a couple of dozen Ranelagh Harriers on the starting line, though on a fine day for spectating many more were out on the course in support. Carl Selya-Hammer was out to defend his club Marathon title and also to improve on last year's time of just inside 2:41. Here's Carl: "This year I decided to change tactics. Instead of aiming for a negative split, running the first half conservatively, I went out quite fast so that I'd have enough of a margin for the unavoidable descent in the last 10km. More than any previous marathon, I felt like I was working hard much earlier on in the race, even at 5K. I ran the entire race feeling like I was taking a gamble going out that hard. I crossed halfway in 77:10, and maintained several more quick miles right afterwards. Knowing that if I simply maintained my pace I'd have a ridiculous time of 2:34-2:35 definitely spurred me on to continue working hard, but I knew full well I would slow down, it was just a question of when. I'd say that moment came around 30km, but I never panicked since I knew I would have to slow down significantly for my target to slip away. I looked at my watch at 22 miles and calculated 6min/mile x 4 + 72 seconds which had me finishing in 2:37 something. I knew maintaining that pace would be a minor miracle, but I also knew that I could slow down 30 seconds per mile and still come in under 2:40, goal #1 of the race. We all know how the last stage of the marathon goes, the last few miles were arduous and much slower, but I ground them out and crossed the finish line a bit closer to 2:40 than I had anticipated, in 2:39:40. I was quite happy not to have become delirious towards the end of the race, which has happened in the last three marathons I've run, and I'm grateful I was able to enjoy (and remember!) that last part of the course. I think I can thank my strategy of taking on a gel every 20 minutes from start to finish. As for my strategy, comparing my splits to my two previous 2:40 marathons, I definitely slowed down A LOT towards the end (every single 5k split for the entire race was slower than the previous split), but most importantly at each step of the way past the halfway point, I knew I had enough margin for the slowdown not to cause me to panic. I just held on and luckily had enough fast miles banked to cruise in under 2:40 for the first time." Carl duly took the Winter Cup club Marathon championship and had almost ten minutes to spare over our second finisher Nick Twomey who ran well to crack the 2:50 barrier. Martin Halvey put in another solid run and his 2:55 placed him an outstanding fifth in the M55 category. Rick Jenner was our only other finisher inside three hours, but several others were within striking distance including Mark Herbert, unencumbered this year by a Fuller's beer costume! Martin writes: "The marathon was as usual another great day. I had a bell in my ear for a few hours after the race such was the enthusiastic support all along the route. Conditions were almost perfect but if you were sheltered from the cooling breeze and in the sun it got a little warm but not uncomfortable. I saw a few runners availing themselves of the showers which was a good idea when in the sun but I imagine quite cold when facing into the cooling breeze and in the shade. When I arrived at the 'good for age' pen I was assailed by the sound of jigs and reels coming from a music system, and a man dressed in green, white and orange - the green dangling from his hips in the form of a mini-skirt. This gent was dancing, well you wouldn't call it dancing, it entailed hopping on one leg then transferring his weight on to the other leg in time with the music. It's just as well he transferred his weight otherwise one leg would be much stronger than the other and he would end up walking around in circles. Two elderly men were amused at his antics commenting among themselves as the Michael Flatley of Greenwich Park knocked six bells out of the tarmac. When he paused I approached him and asked why did he tackle the Brazilian runner as he was leading the Olympic marathon in Athens and also why did he run out onto the Silverstone race track during the Grand Prix. He replied he did it for God and world peace. One of the elderly men turned to him and said he didn't do it for God but for himself as he was an egotist. On hearing this his companion asked was an egotist worse than an eejit and the poor defrocked priest James Horan, outcast by his family decided there was no point in having an intellectual discussion resumed his hopping from one milky white leg to the other. I remembered I had a marathon to run. There was a bubbling anticipation in the auld runners pen as we waited for the hooter. Prince Harry, a lively young lad, gave a speech which would have been more effective if he had been running. Nobody heard what he said as the excited chatter in the pen drowned out his plummy tones. The hooter sounded and we were off to take in the wonderful sights of London. At the three mile mark our concentration was on each step until a DJ calling out names he could see asked why were we all looking so miserable. I think he wanted us to acknowledge his presence and his inane banter, and one or two did note his presence by giving him the Harvey Smith! As we ran on the music gave us all a lift especially towards the end in the tunnel. Drummers created a booming sound that reverberated off the walls and made us feel invincible. I felt so until the last three miles when Big Ben seemed to be moving away into the distance. Was it being shifted towards Vauxhall Bridge? Birdcage Walk seemed longer than usual but the support seemed to counteract this impression. The volunteers manning the baggage lorries were as usual friendly and efficient. St.James's Park provided a peaceful haven to relax and chat and to recall the support from the Ranelagh Harriers along the route." Bill Neely writes: "So...I got back to the UK a week before the Marathon after two months on the road in running-friendly places like Syria and Crimea. I finished in Australia where I managed two runs, of five and eight miles. I came back and did two Bikram Yoga sessions. On that basis (let's call it the Neely Training Plan or NTP), I decided to do the London Marathon. My daughter Sarah was also doing it for the first time. I thought I could raise a bit of money for my charity, CRY. Plus, it was due to be a sunny day, all of which are big factors in the NTP. So I did it on Sunday. I consulted the wonderful Karen Weir on the walk-run technique she has used to great effect in marathons and I did that. So I ran ten miles non-stop, then walked for 30 seconds to a minute at every mile water station. It worked. I actually sped up in the last 7K. I finished it in a personal worst time of 3.38. But I did it. And I felt fine after the usual two days of aches. It was, as ever, a wonderful day - more like a festival than a run. I may hold a course on the NTP next year. Or I may just be away." Bruce McLaren also consulted marathon guru Karen: "A late entry, lack of training and then the withdrawal by my Virgin Money-employed friend who got me a place and whom I said I would pace round sub 4 hours meant I was not prepared for a time. I chose to just enjoy the day and did just that setting off at a comfortable pace and soaking up the support. Even so I must have gone too fast as I converted from 8 min miles to 9 min miles pretty instantly at mile 15. I'd met Karen Weir on the train and been briefed on her run-walk strategy. I adopted that which helped me to the finish. Legs ached by the end - there is no shortcut to 'miles in the legs' - but a beautiful day for a run and my ninth London ticked off." Karen herself started the race, but had to retire with knee trouble very early on, thanks to her efforts on the Jurassic Coast Challenge three weeks earlier - see below. Subject to confirmation we had only three other women taking part, led by Amelie Hunton who therefore wins the Brasher Bowl as the club women's Marathon champion. Runner-up was Hannah Doyle, who writes: "I'm very grateful to Ranelagh for my place in this year's London Marathon - and felt really proud to be wearing my blue vest and representing the club. I was lucky to travel up with some of the fast fellas, Rick, Colin and Nick T, all of whom did amazingly and were also pretty good at pre-race pep talks. As far as my race goes, I finished the day spent but happy, and learned the following: 1) You can't beat London in the sunshine 2) You can't beat the London Marathon crowd for support 3) If you've trained well (thanks Ranelagh and Karen) the miles tick off nicely 4) If you get too distracted after Tower Bridge searching for Ranelagh's elite tearing down the other side of The Highway, you may well trip over a traffic cone and go flying 5) The only way to get through a marathon without stopping for a wee is to run faster 6) Garmins are the devil's work 7) Always wear sunscreen 8) On Sunday night you won't want to run another marathon... but by Tuesday you will 9) Toenails are for losers 10) There's no difference at all between 3:59 and 3:56. But there's a LOT of difference between 3:59 and 4:02. So yes, there you have it - I missed my sub-4 goal by a measly 2 minutes and 4 seconds. Rats! On good days I'm blaming the traffic cone, my lousy Garmin stopping halfway and the heat. On less good days I'm blaming my inability to keep on pace and leave my comfort zone. On in-between days I'm wondering which marathon to run next... Thank you to everyone who volunteered and/or came out and supported, it was great to see all your friendly faces." Mike Peace finished of course, and now there are only 14 "ever presents" left standing. Mike's time of 3:53 was his second slowest in the 34 London Marathons to date, but he's still inside 4 hours in spite of the passing years. They catch up with us all - even the great Chris Finill, youngest and fastest of the ever-presents, was unable to keep up his sub-3 hours record. In the evening we had what will sadly be the last Marathon Aches and Pains Party at the Wych Elm. Janet Turnes has been generously laying on food for us every Marathon day for nearly twenty years, even when she had run the race herself! Now Janet and Manuel are retiring from the pub at the end of May, and in gratitude for her hospitality over the years we presented Janet with a small trophy. JURASSIC COAST CHALLENGE Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd March Karen Weir reports: "Three weeks ago I embarked on a new challenge for me, a multi-stage event - three marathons in three days along the Jurassic Coast. We ran west to east from Charmouth to Studland following the South West Coast Path. It's a beautiful part of the world, but the hills were something else, oh and the mud and the wind.... but at least it didn't rain. I'll keep it short, but I can sum it up in a single word - brutal. My approach was to run any bit of it that I could run, and the rest walk as fast as I could. Just keep moving. And it paid off, in fact I discovered that I can actually walk quite fast uphill, however I am not so good at vertical descents, of which there were many, but on the flat I managed to keep a reasonable pace ticking over. And to my surprise, as the days went by, although I was knackered and wondering how on earth I would start let alone finish each day, it seems I wasn't as knackered as those around me. So after three days, over 80 miles (it was self-navigated so each day I managed to take some unplanned deviations) I finished in 20th position overall, (3rd female and 1st vet), with day three giving me my highest finish of 14th place. It was a great event, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. The organisers did a fantastic job given the scale of the challenge and it actually felt like a low key, friendly event organised for runners (and walkers) by people who really know what matters; such as free tea, coffee and cake on tap. You can run it, walk it, do all three days or a combination of any of the days as individual events and you can enter up till the day before it starts. Oh and the aid stations (three each day) are immense!" 1 R Grover (unatt) 11:58.40 (day 1 1st 3:50.54 / day 2 1st 4:06.36 / day 3 1st 4:01.10) 7 N Taylor (unatt) 14:08.41 (1st woman - 12th 4:43.22 / 8th 4:44.25 / 7th 4:40.54) 20 Karen Weir 16:14.02 (51st 5:16.43 / 27th 5:24.31 / 14th 5:32.48) 141 finished inside 29 hours SELF-TRANSCENDENCE 10km Saturday 5th April in Battersea Park Megan De Silva and Marie Synnott-Wells were third and eighth in the women's race. 1 B Barwick (Winch) 34.17 26 S Rust (London Hth) 38.41 35 Megan De Silva 40.15 58 Marie Synnott-Wells 42.33 BRIGHTON MARATHON Sunday 6th April In addition to those listed in the last e-news, also running were: Ian Grange 3:57.04 (chip time 3:55.21) Penny Merrett 5:32.56 (5:20.47) REGENTS PARK 10km Sunday 6th April Phil Jackson was third over 60. 1 W Brewin (unatt) 33.41 (chip time 33.40) 30 I Rea (West 4) 40.05 (39.58 - 1st woman) 100 Lloyd Camp 44.50 (44.29) 139 Phil Jackson 47.32 (47.12) WHITE HORSE HALF MARATHON Sunday 6th April 1 D Bruce (Highgate) 1:10.57 (chip time 1:10.57) 36 S Crombie-Hicks (Bourt)1:24.53 (1:24.51 - 1st woman) 360 Tom Reay 1:58.18 (1:58.02) MAIDENHEAD 10 miles Friday 18th April 1 P Wicks (Belgrave) 49.01 (chip time 49.01) 44 D Moore (Headington) 62.58 (62.49 - 1st woman) 89 Mick Lane 65.50 (65.43) 341 Phil Roberts 77.56 (77.40) 699 Marina Quayle 94.45 (94.09) BOSTON MARATHON Monday 21st April Paul Doyle reports: "It wasn't a pb day today, partly because it was hot, but also I messed up my fuelling, I decided fairly early on to focus on enjoying the race, it was truly an amazing experience." 1 M Keflezighi (USA) 2:08.37 R Jiptoo (Kenya) 2:18.57 (1st woman) 1400 Paul Doyle 2:55.00 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 12th April 1 W Mackay (Bedford) 15.39 12 C Clover (Newbury) 19.18 (1st woman) 16 Stewart Anderson 19.34 60 Alberto Esguevillas 22.23 63 Craig Maclellan 22.38 70 Eugenio Carmo 22.54 87 Ulises Alonso 23.45 108 Sally Yau 24.25 118 Andrew Brown 24.45 122 Carol Aikin 24.53 173 Karen Weir 26.37 180 Ally Salisbury 26.50 210 Val Lowman 27.58 268 Peter Lowman 30.08 278 Michelle Martinez 30.53 298 Louise Atkinson 32.15 304 Bronwen Northmore 33.10 309 Penny Merrett 33.17 332 Pat Hewlett 37.30 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 12th April 1 J Mays (B&MH) 15.11 10 Ted Mockett 17.51 12 David Rowe 17.59 26 R Haynes (AFD) 18.58 (1st woman) 117 Egis Vincel 21.30 141 Adam Wright 21.56 289 Kirsty Bangham 24.00 504 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 26.48 643 Jackie Dunkley 28.42 697 David Meaden 29.37 881 Sharon Rowe 34.47 881 Wally Garrod 36.31 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 12th April 1 S Watson (unatt) 19.54 5 G Munro (Old Deers) 21.42 (1st woman) 12 Phil Roberts 22.48 38 Katie Walton 31.37 40 Deborah Blakemore 31.40 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 12th April 1 R Eveson (SMR) 17.37 25 M Ansell (unatt) 21.21 (1st woman) 34 Wiebke Kortum 22.06 44 Chris Camacho 22.58 67 Deepa Sharma 27.25 68 Amrut Sharma 27.26 73 Janet Turnes 28.33 86 Annemarie Goodridge 31.24 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 12th April Second place this week for Duncan Mallison. 1 G Brook (Stragglers) 17.19 2 Duncan Mallison 18.08 26 Mike White 23.54 35 J Wilson (Traf Sch) 24.28 (1st woman) 74 Mary Hickson 28.26 89 Christine David 31.38 94 Deirdre Inman 32.36 100 Su Clark 34.48 102 Tracey Small 35.01 MEDINA IOW parkrun 5km Saturday 12th April Olivia Lloyd was third woman home. 1 S Metcalf (IoW) 18.02 11 C Plowden-Roberts (IoW)21.02 (1st woman) 22 Olivia Lloyd 22.18 FULHAM PALACE parkrun 5km Saturday 12th April Becky Hall finished second woman. 1 L White (Herc Wimb) 15.42 41 J Cunniffe (Barnes) 21.39 51 Becky Hall 22.20 59 Rob Curtis 22.31 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 12th April)... Nonsuch: 152 Tom Reay 24.34 Warsaw Zoliborz: 18 Peter Fordham 23.55 Gunnersbury: 293 Lexi Slaughter 36.20 Walthamstow: 24 Ben Shore 24.00 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 19th April First place in the women's section for Gemma Cory. 1 O Hewitt (unatt) 17.57 19 Simon Ogle 20.12 20 Alberto Esguevillas 20.14 21 Peter Faull 20.14 40 Gemma Cory 21.20 (1st woman) 70 Chris Read 22.36 71 Ellen Clague 22.40 77 Eugenio Carmo 22.51 87 Amrut Sharma 23.10 106 Tomas Sterner 24.07 160 Michael Sikora 26.19 170 Colin Rogal 26.35 174 Andrew Brown 26.40 230 Deepa Sharma 28.46 282 Michelle Martinez 31.17 293 Penny Merrett 31.35 295 Claire-Louise French 31.38 322 Katie Walton 33.42 331 Lexi Slaughter 37.15 342 Bev Ali 39.50 344 Pat Hewlett 39.54 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 19th April 1 J Stead (HHH) 15.54 13 Tarek Mouganie 17.52 14 M Dillon (unatt) 17.54 (1st woman) 49 David Rowe 19.35 146 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 21.21 432 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 24.40 574 Teresa Segovia 26.18 628 Michelle Hovanessian 26.52 740 Mary Hickson 28.09 1014 Sharon Rowe 33.39 1065 Wally Garrod 36.14 1111 John Hanscomb 40.35 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 19th April 1 S Evans (unatt) 18.21 5 M Garner (Strag) 18.50 (1st woman) 20 Andy Bickerstaff 21.37 28 Chris Camacho 22.05 45 Peter Fordham 24.53 63 Phil Aiken 27.17 64 Nick Fordham 27.19 72 Martin Clark 29.45 74 Annemarie Goodridge 30.05 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 19th April Niall O'Connor was third finisher. 1 M Adam (unatt) 19.15 3 Niall O'Connor 20.22 8 R Marsh (Harrog Tri) 22.32 (1st woman) CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 19th April And up to first this week for Duncan Mallison, while Michelle Davies was second woman.. 1 Duncan Mallison 18.25 5 J Downs (unatt) 19.47 (1st woman) 13 Michelle Davies 21.27 15 Tom Kearey 22.08 16 Lee Davies 22.24 25 Kevin Kearey 23.21 60 Heather Martingell 26.14 69 Rachel Allen 27.16 75 Josie Kearey 28.19 78 Ann Kearey 28.33 91 Christine David 30.39 92 Cindy Croucher 30.45 95 Tanya Allen 31.06 96 Deirdre Inman 31.49 103 Tracey Small 34.09 104 Su Clark 34.10 MEDINA IOW parkrun 5km Saturday 19th April Olivia Lloyd was second this week. 1 D Blackman (Soton) 18.00 25 G Crumplin (Havant) 21.52 (1st woman) 32 Olivia Lloyd 22.21 CITYPARK CRAIGAVON parkrun 5km Saturday 19th April Eirin McDaid was the winner. 1 Eirin McDaid 17.06 6 G Burns (Dromore) 19.15 (1st woman) OTHER parkruns (Saturday 19th April)... Reading: 209 Louise Atkinson 30.37 Brighton & Hove: 140 John Pratt 23.41 Ashton Court: 85 Christopher Parsons 23.48 Old Deer Park: 37 Simon Burrell 27.19 York: 119 Phil Jackson 23.23 Crystal Palace: 22 Becky Hall 22.19, 28 Rob Curtis 22.54 Havant: 103 Ally Salisbury 25.51 Gunpowder: 123 Danny Hobbs 38.14 Darlington South: 180 Nigel Coombes 29.09 Pontypridd: 4 Craig Maclellan 17.54 Longrun Meadow: 133 Lynne Barber 27.16 Tonbridge: 99 Mike White 25.49 Keswick: 53 Sue Camp 27.33 Winchester: 15 Ben Shore 20.02 FINALLY... A gent named Jason Scotland-Williams apparently ran the second half of the London Marathon quicker than Mo Farah. After reaching half way in over two hours he then covered the second half in 61.47. He strongly denies cheating, despite the fact that his chip did not record a time for him at 25km, 30km and 35km. The Daily Telegraph quotes him as saying: "I'm a personal trainer. I train every day, seven days a week, for the past seven years. Nobody thinks maybe I just trained hard. No one thinks 'Maybe he paced himself through the first half and when the second half came he just let himself go'". Full story:.