*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 425 9 May 2014 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * 722 finish a successful Richmond Half Marathon * Congrats to organising team Sandra Forrest, Tamsin Burland, Sally Bamford and Lindsey Simmonds * Lauren Stewart and Megan De Silva finish 1st and 3rd in the women's race, Phil Killingley is 2nd in the men's * Open and Surrey victories for Ranelagh men's and women's teams * Marie Synnott-Wells finishes 3rd in the Towpath 10, Trevor Maguire leads our men in 8th place * Ranelagh juniors top the table in the first Stragglers junior handicap * Triathlon success in Africa for Gill Sanders * Estelle Damant runs 36.35 10,000m in BUCS track championships * parkrun placings for Michelle Davies, Marie Synnott-Wells, Gemma Cory, Wiebke Kortum, Niall O'Connor, Becky Hall, Lauren Stewart and Rick Jenner * Sutton 10km this Sunday, Dorking 10 on June 1st * Subscriptions are due! ATTENTION PLEASE **************** CLUB KIT A full range of our club kit is now available from Alley Catz:. Everything is made to order which means we won't have to keep kit in stock ourselves. We are selling off cheaply those items we do still have in stock - contact Heather Martingell firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Craigie-Payne email@example.com for details. GOOD RUN GUIDE BOOK Louise Piears writes: "After a long, long time in the planning, running, mapping, writing and waiting, our Good Run Guide book is finally due to be launched on the 8th May. It's got 40 fantastic routes of varying distances and difficulty, with write-ups, maps, colour photos, downloads and of course a well deserved acknowledgement to Ranelagh! It actually went on sale on the 8th May at £12.95, but is now available to pre-order at a 30% discount on the Publisher's site, so if you fancy a copy its worth putting an order in now! Details:." JANET and MANUEL's FAREWELL Stragglers and Ranelagh are getting together to bid farewell to Janet and Manuel Turnes who are shortly leaving the Wych Elm pub in Kingston for a well-earned retirement. Celebrate with them at the pub on Friday 16th May any time from 7.30pm onwards. All welcome. 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 . BUILDING FUND DRAW The Ranelagh Building Fund Draw was discontinued last year, but a number of people have not yet cancelled their standing order to the Draw. If you are one of these, please arrange for your standing order to be cancelled as soon as possible. SUTTON 10km Sunday 11th May and DORKING 10 miles Sunday 1st June These are both Ranelagh Grand Prix and Surrey Road League events. The Sutton race is this Sunday and entries are closed. 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. Over 250 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:. 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." GREEN BELT RELAY 17th and 18th May There is still room for a couple more runners in our two teams of eleven for the Green Belt Relay. For more info on the race, see www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/. Contact Michelle Davies firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested. STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES The Stragglers are again holding a series of 2km handicap races for juniors during the summer months, and the first one took place on Thursday 24th April. Ranelagh came out as top team on the day - see results section below. All under 18s are welcome at these races, which are all on Thursday evenings: 22nd May, 12th June, 26th June, 17th July and 28th August. Registration begins at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. For the very young there is a 500 metres race. LAUREN STEWART Phil Aiken writes: "We are delighted to report that Lauren Stewart has moved her first claim club to Ranelagh from Woodford Green and Essex Ladies. Over the last 18 months Lauren has lived in Richmond, trained with us and raced occasionally for Ranelagh as a second claim runner. With recent 1h19 and 2h49 times for the half and full marathons respectively, she is a fantastically talented runner and will be a huge asset to our team recently promoted to Surrey X-C division 1." GILL SANDERS... ...has been competing with great distinction in several Triathlon events in Southern Africa. Back in March at Buffalo City in South Africa she finished second by just 5 seconds to the Russian Arina Shulgina, after rounding off with a 36.39 10km run. This won Gill the South African Championship for the scond time in three years. Then it was on to Troutbeck in Zimbabwe for the African Championship. Here Gill was the clear winner by nearly two minutes with a 10km run of 37.30, her third time as champion. Finally it was the World Cup event in Capetown and here she was pleased to finish 15th in a high-class field less than three minutes behind the British winner Jodie Stimpson. Gill finished with an impressive 35.08 10km, and was home well ahead of Shulgina, her vanquisher in Buffalo City. ORION HARRIERS... ...have let us know about some events they are hosting this summer: 1 Annual 5 miles series. These are 5 miles on well surfaced trails through Epping Forest on the first Saturdays of June, July and August. These are popular events on a beautiful and reasonably quick course. 2 A Fell Race in Epping Forest on Friday 20th June. While the course is only 3 miles, it packs in nearly 1,000 feet of climb. The race, now in its 15th year, offers panoramic views of the City and a free beer for every runner. 3 'Fast Friday' on Friday 27th June offers two 10k and one 5k race at Walthamstow track. Details of all the events can be found on the Orion website here:. KIDSRUNFREE On Saturday 3rd May 2014, Kids Run Free launched their free monthly kids' running races in Marble Hill Park, Twickenham. All are welcome from toddlers to teenagers and distances will range from 50m to 1km plus. Register to take part at www.kidsrunfree.co.uk. RANELAGH ROAD GRAND PRIX Details of the events that make up our summer Road Grand Prix are on our website here:. The next events are the Sutton 10km this Sunday, then the Dorking 10 miles and the Richmond 10km in June. 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 ) Sunday 11th May Sutton 10km. 9.30am start. Details: http://www.suttonrunners.org/sutton_10km/. 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 *************** TOWPATH 10 miles Sunday 27th April at Chiswick Trevor Maguire reports: "This year the Towpath 10, held by our friends at West 4, was not pre-London but instead in late April and so this year it is the second race in our road league. This re-positioning dulled the quality at the front but did not put off a large Ranelagh contingent of 30+ entering. The weather was mild and dry for the race (just a bit of drizzle beforehand) and the breeze wasn't too bad. After a full health and safety debrief we set off around the grass pitches at a steady pace, which picked up over Chiswick Bridge as the field stretched out. Two sprightly runners from Clapham Chasers set off at the front and they duly finished first and second. I watched an exciting race for third from a few places back, with the eventual podium place runner passing me just after halfway. As ever the actual towpath is a bit slower than you think, especially from miles 7 to 9 as tiredness bites and this year we had the added bonus of swarms of flies to swallow. Whilst Ranelagh packed well at the front (5 in 25) the men's team wasn't strong enough to prevent Ealing Eagles picking up the team prize. Ted came storming in with his characteristic sprint finish, Peter nearly managed his target of a negative split and Dave continues to run better and better. However, we did win a few beers from the sponsor and some cash, with Marie (3rd lady and 1st W40) and I (1st M45) running the course better than we have done for a few years. Stewart was 2nd M45 and Paul was 3rd M50. Rachel certainly had a big PB and Deepa and Paula completed their first 10 mile races. From those I saw finishing, or caught up with afterwards, Sally B looked very fresh at the end, whilst Stewart, Paul, Alberto, Lloyd, Sally D, Simon, Heather, Ann and Michael seemed happy enough as they finished. Bruce, Amrut and Kevin were a bit grumpy but admitted fitness was the main culprit. All in all I think everyone enjoyed the race along the scenic Thames." RANELAGH RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 4th May We had 722 finishers for our 2014 Half Marathon, a little up on the past couple of years, but still featuring a high percentage of no-shows from our total entry of about 1,200. This is simply a reflection of its own popularity: the entry limit was again reached months before the race, giving plenty of time for those entered to repent at leisure! That the race is so popular is in no small part due to the efforts of the organising team of Sandra Forrest (race director), Tamsin Burland (volunteers), Sally Bamford (prizes and finish line) and Lindsey Simmonds (luggage and permissions). So, hearty congratulations to them and the dozens of other members and friends who helped on the day to make the event a success. Phil Killingley picks out the highlights: "A fantastic result for Ranelagh. In both the men's and the women's team events we got less than half the points of the next best (low points is a good thing in running scoring!). Our men had 2nd, 4th and 12th (me, George Howard and Nick Twomey) and our women 1st, 3rd and 9th (Lauren, now running first claim for us, and recording a seemingly effortless victory, Megan in third and Gwen). Ranelagh had 10 of the first 42 individuals home. Moreover, there was a flood of pbs: - Nick Twomey broke his time from Reading earlier this year with a low 78min run. - Ian Kenton timed his sub-80 effort to perfection with 79:59, off not very much training and a illness/injury strewn winter. - Ted Mockett and Peter Faull ran together for much of the way and recorded big pbs in 80:51 and 81:30. - Jordan Mungovan did 82:44 with a welcome return to form. - Dave Lawley did 84min dead with a fantastic first effort at half. - Megan's 87min was a 3 minutes improvement on her pb from Wales earlier this year, and first time under 90min. Great run for 3rd place (beating fourth by a narrow margin to get a medal) - David Ready's 91:33, second time running for Ranelagh, was an excellent effort too, and there's much more to come from him. - 93:06 for Gwen McCormack must be a pb too. This is a really hard distance, particularly for first timers, so some very impressive efforts. OK, so I'm bound to have missed some pbs. It was a glorious day for running - a brilliantly organised race with superb home support. For me, running doesn't get much better than that. (it would only have required the Herne Hill guy who won not to have entered, or me to run 30 seconds quicker!)." After a brief opening rush from Reigate's Charl Jordaan, the eventual top finishers settled in at the front including several blue Ranelagh vests. Phil Killingley had been hoping to repeat last year's victory, but despite running a minute and a half faster he had to settle for second place behind Herne Hill's John Kettle. George Howard fought out third place with Stragglers' Graham Brook but it was the Strags man who came out ahead, relegating George to fourth, just out of the individual prizes. However, there was compensation for George as he joined Phil and Nick Twomey - who himself had just got the better of Paul Doyle - in the winning open and Surrey championship teams. Paul was third over 40, with Trevor Maguire fifth. In the women's race, Lauren Stewart led all the way and at the finish had all but three minutes in hand over second-placed Isobel Rea from West 4. Megan De Silva finished strongly for third and Gwen McCormack was ninth, closing in the team which echoed the men's performance with open and Surrey team victories. Behind Gwen there were great runs from Ellen Clague and Mel Davison. Some race photos here, courtesy of Rob Knell: . The professional shots from Ant Bliss are here:. LOUGHRIGG and TODD CRAG FELL RACES Wednesday 16th April Trevor Maguire reports: "Whilst in Rome..... Luke and I decided to enter a local fell race whilst on holiday in the Lake District (at the top of Lake Windermere just beside Ambleside). Luke entered Todd Crag (1½ miles junior race up towards Lily Tarn and back) and Loughrigg was the senior race (two miles up to the Loughrigg cairn at 330m/1083ft and two miles down). I know many Harriers have run fell races over the years but this was a new experience for us! Typically, the junior race set off at a rapid rate and although he found himself in the middle of his age-group by halfway, Luke lost a shoe in a bog on the way back. After a slide and a trudge back to his football trainers he recovered a few places near the end to finish 41st and stated he enjoyed the race apart from finishing with a muddy bum. So, Lesson 1 from fell races: wear the right shoes and tie your shoe laces tight. Loughrigg turned out to be a fairly serious prospect and I have to say that fell runners are a different kettle of fish. Irrespective of age and gender all runners were, to various degrees, rugged, hardy and gnarled, and ready for action. Fell race Lesson 2 - be prepared. As it was the toughest grade fell race (A) the presumption was that all runners had to carry survival equipment (everyone had a largish bum-bag). I had a shower proof mac that I was trying to securely tie around my waist to give the impression of something substantial, but it ended up flapping about (I don't know how Michele G does it in mob matches). As the weather was good and the race short I think they had some discretion and turned a blind eye to the obvious amateur. Lesson 3 - don't start at the back. Whilst I was busy with knots the route was explained and, after a short pause, we started with a surprising 'off you go then'. We came across a narrow bridge after 200m and I've never actually formed a polite queue in a race before. About a minute later I set off steeply up hill and managed to overtake droves of hardy and then tough runners and eventually caught up with the gnarled. Lesson 4 - when the slope gets too tough to run, adopt a crouching long striding walk/bound with hands on knees. I discovered I can't do this very well and as I hit these sections I yo-yoed between the hardy/tough and the gnarled. Near the top I spotted the eventual winner bombing down (discovered later he is the current English Fell running champion). Scrambled up the climb to the cairn, somewhere near the top 50 or so. Lesson 5 - fell runners are nuts. I usually make up ground downhill on cross country/road but not on the fells. I was OK on bogs and paths but was tippy-toeing over rocks and ledges whilst all around me were running as if we were on a flat road. The gnarled disappeared down the hill and I only caught up with the rugged/hardy when the surface improved towards the end. I finished a disappointing 87th out of 191 but everyone was very friendly and it was an enjoyable way to spend a Wednesday evening. I would definitely like to do another, but ideally on an easier course." 1 T Addison (Helm H) 26.10 32 F Bunn (Abingdon) 32.44 (1st woman) 87 Trevor Maguire 36.35 Todd Crag Under 12s 1 H Bowen (Ambleside) 10.14 8 C Rylance (Ambleside) 11.33 (1st girl) 41 Luke Maguire 14.34 STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP Thursday 24th April at the Hawker Centre, Kingston Colin Brett reports: "Ranelagh managed a good turnout of sixteen runners, including seven debutants and the result was seven PBs - a remarkable performance from the team and they proudly stand at the top of the Junior league. Debutant Mathew Beal had the honour of being first finisher with a great run, Lydia Lowe was fastest girl with Kabir Sait and Noah Heron-Brett making our fastest three, but this was all about the team getting round and racking up the points which they did with aplomb. It was great to witness the effort and determination of a super squad and we know there is more to come. Luke Maguire kept his laces done up (unlike Dad) but did add an extra 20 metres insuring a PB next time out! Young Oliver Beal will also certainly bank a PB next time as he ran 2.5k and many of the first timers are getting to understand the distance. Well done all Juniors you did us proud! Next outing is Thursday 22nd May at 7pm. PS We did have two more running who forgot to register as Ranelagh (Victor & Patrick Korejwo)". 1 Matthew Beal 14.47 (actual time 9.47) 5 Luke Maguire 16.56 (8.56) 12 Lydia Louw 18.44 (7.44 - fastest girl) 21 Florence Henderson 19.16 (9.16) 24 Arthur Louw 19.22 (9.22) 25 Oliver Beal 19.23 (14.23) 29 H Thursfield (Strag) 19.29 (7.29 - fastest boy) 34 Noah Heron-Brett 19.40 (8.40) 37 Kabir Sait 19.44 (8.14) 38 James Rushby 19.46 (11.46) 39 Jonny Brook 19.55 (8.55) 41 Harvey Bloomer 20.05 (12.05) 42 Charlie Brook 20.07 (12.07) 47 Antonia Bloomer 21.12 (13.12) Teams 1 Ranelagh H 25 2 Stragglers 19 3 St Mary's Richmond 16 Also: 23 Victor Korejwo 19.19 (9.49) Minis 1 F Hutchings (Strag) 2.49 5 Afrah Sait 3.21 (1st girl) Also: 8 Patrick Korejwo 3.42 RAVENS QUARTERLY 5km handicap Thursday 24th April 1 M Starkey (Ravens) 28.38 (actual time 18.55) 13 Alan Davidson 29.49 (23.38) EVESHAM HALF MARATHON Sunday 27th April Marina Quayle writes: "Started off well but then slowed down considerably. It was a trail run and there was so much mud (it had rained all week) that you just had to be careful not to fall and go splash face first in the mud. There were only 70 runners or so doing the half and a few crazies doing the ultra. But it was good fun (in hindsight)." 1 K Baldwin (unatt) 1:40.26 6 A Carr (unatt) 1:47.40 (1st woman) 65 Marina Quayle 2:34.06 HAMBURG MARATHON Sunday 4th May Duncan Mallison was delighted with a big PB, even though just outside the three hours barrier. 1 S Dehasa (Ethiopia) 2:06.43 (chip time 2:06.43) 571 Duncan Mallison 3:03.27 (3:02.39) BUCS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday 4th May at Bedford Representing Loughborough, Estelle Damant finished 5th in the 10,000 metres in 36:35.4. REGENTS PARK 10km Sunday 4th May 1 W Brewin (unatt) 34.19 (chip time 34.18) 17 K Williams (USA) 38.43 (38.39 - 1st woman) 50 Ben Shore 41.34 (41.25) KESWICK HALF MARATHON Sunday 4th May 1 H Coates (Walls) 74.17 37 L Stobbart (Cumb) 90.31 (1st woman) 130 Bob Beatson 103.03 MILTON KEYNES MARATHON Monday 5th May 1 R Lloyd (Stock) 2:43.25 (chip time 2:43.20) 32 S Hill (Farnham) 3:00.21 (3:00.16 - 1st woman) 1661 Jane Craigie-Payne 4:58.01 (4:55.52) 1822 Nigel Coombes 5:15.49 (5:13.41) MILTON KEYNES HALF MARATHON Monday 5th May 1 I Ssenyange (Uganda) 1:08.38 (chip time 1:08.35) 15 J Ovington (MMK) 1:23.01 (1:22.53 - 1st woman) 455 Heather Martingell 1:55.47 (1:54.34) KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 7th May 1 Alan Davidson 23.00 (actual time 23.00) Also: Sonia Rowland (21.15) BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 6th April 1 D Martin (SMR) 7.17 5 E Harwood (unatt) 7.57 (1st girl) 9 Lydia Louw 8.11 11 Euan Sinclair 8.15 30 Finlay Sinclair 9.07 31 Lexi Keech 9.09 64 Arthur Louw 10.05 73 Eilidh Sinclair 10.15 115 Campbell McLaren 11.33 220 Theo Doyle 17.37 222 Sam Doyle 17.57 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 6th April 1 A Young (WSEH) 8.20 (1st girl) 71 Connor Scally 19.01 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 26th April Rick Jenner finished 3rd. 1 O Parsons (SMUC) 17.53 3 Rick Jenner 18.11 14 Craig MacLellan 19.15 17 Simon Ogle 19.28 20 V Brown (unatt) 19.45 (1st woman) 22 Mark Herbert 19.52 49 Steve Aikin 21.40 59 Alex Fordham 22.05 62 Olivia Lloyd 22.13 63 Lara Werrett 22.16 82 Eugenio Carmo 23.27 123 Simon Taylor 25.18 125 Carol Aikin 25.22 126 Ulises Alonso 25.24 128 Andrew Brown 25.32 138 Michael Sikora 26.05 154 Alberto Esguevillas 26.35 237 Claire-Louise French 30.12 259 Katie Walton 32.46 264 Penny Merrett 33.12 281 Bev Ali 41.02 282 Pat Hewlett 41.03 283 Amrut Sharma 41.04 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 26th April Captain K led a handful of RH inside 18 minutes and Lauren Stewart was 3rd woman. 1 J Stead (HHH) 16.00 4 Phil Killingley 16.11 8 T Jones (Belgrave) 16.33 (1st woman) 10 George Howard 17.14 13 Nick Wright 17.24 19 Duncan Mallison 17.49 28 David Rowe 18.40 30 Charlie Pedlar 18.50 33 Lauren Stewart 19.02 68 Jonathan Robinson 20.15 113 Simon Collingridge 21.29 120 Julia Bailey 21.40 155 Adam Wright 22.15 528 Teresa Segovia 26.45 749 Jackie Dunkley 29.46 861 Matthew Beal 32.06 897 Sharon Rowe 33.25 935 Danny Hobbs 35.40 948 Wally Garrod 36.48 964 John Hanscomb 39.53 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 26th April 1 R Eveson (SMR) 18.10 5 Andrew McLauchlan 19.44 13 S Black (Tri Eur) 21.10 (1st woman) 24 Chris Camacho 22.11 31 Wiebke Kortum 22.36 78 Annemarie Goodridge 31.25 BRUETON parkrun 5km Saturday 26th April Becky Hall was third woman. 1 P Brookes (Holmfirth) 16.43 4 J Evans (unatt) 17.54 (1st woman) 38 Becky Hall 21.44 64 Rob Curtis 23.12 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 26h April Michelle Davies was the leading woman.. 1 G Brook (Strag) 17.52 14 Kevin Kearey 21.01 18 Tom Kearey 21.46 21 Michelle Davies 21.53 (1st woman) 50 Kate Brook 24.45 81 Mike White 27.28 84 Mary Hickson 28.08 86 Emily Kearey 28.18 87 Josie Kearey 28.27 88 Ann Kearey 28.37 90 Rachel Allen 28.58 113 Christine David 32.10 118 Tracey Small 33.20 119 Su Clark 33.21 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 26th April 1 A McGeoch-Williams (WV)20.11 10 B Farr (unatt) 22.21 (1st woman) 16 Phil Roberts 23.35 30 Wyn Williams 27.41 31 Mel Davison 27.43 34 Tor Heron-Brett 28.04 35 Colin Brett 28.05 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 26th April Niall O'Connor finished 2nd. 1 L Phair (Met Police) 19.55 2 Niall O'Connor 20.06 8 D Rakowicz (unatt) 22.26 (1st woman) OTHER parkruns (Saturday 26th April)... Reading: 164 Louise Atkinson 30.58 Preston Park: 76 John Pratt 23.27 Ashton Court: 75 Christopher Parsons 23.37 Gunnersbury: 60 Phil Jackson 22.31 Brockwell: 136 Kirsty Bangham 25.12 Oak Hill: 17 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 21.42, 47 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.02 Royal Tunbridge Wells: 165 Peter Fordham 37.42 Wimbledon Common: 173 Sue Camp 27.15, 178 Tony Clark 27.20 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd May Gemma Cory was the leading woman. 1 B Wickham (VP&TH) 17.18 49 Gemma Cory 21.22 (1st woman) 61 Eugenio Carmo 21.59 63 Olivia Lloyd 21.59 69 Christopher Parsons 22.17 145 Andrew Brown 24.45 151 Karen Weir 24.50 159 Colin Rogal 25.04 173 Michael Sikora 25.44 195 Sue Camp 26.17 218 Tony Clark 26.59 222 Rob Kitchen 27.03 241 Vanessa McConkey 28.05 243 Val Lowman 28.09 276 Jackie Dunkley 29.40 301 Peter Lowman 30.39 305 Michelle Martinez 31.03 311 Jenny Rogal 31.15 312 Claire-Louise French 31.16 323 Bronwen Northmore 32.02 357 Alberto Esguevillas 35.14 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd May 1 A Jackson (Sitting) 15.57 15 M Dillon (Belgrave) 17.39 (1st woman) 27 James Whistler 18.17 39 David Rowe 18.47 209 Egis Vincel 22.25 487 Teresa Segovia 25.51 552 Kirsty Bangham 26.47 929 Sharon Rowe 33.00 984 Danny Hobbs 35.21 1023 Wally Garrod 37.49 1045 John Hanscomb 40.33 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd May Wiebke Kortum was second woman home. 1 J Millbank (SMR) 17.20 20 L Fletcher (K&P) 20.56 (1st woman) 24 Wiebke Kortum 21.38 27 Chris Camacho 21.46 33 Chris Read 22.22 41 Hannah Doyle 23.23 48 Simon Taylor 24.10 82 Tom Reay 32.14 RUSHMOOR parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd May The inaugural parkrun at Rushmoor, Aldershot. 1 A McIntosh (Garden C) 16.50 12 K Philp (Garden C) 18.45 (1st woman) 249 Peter Fordham 27.16 259 Becky Hall 27.44 325 Rob Curtis 29.43 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd May 1 G Russell (unatt) 18.15 29 L Bowden (Strag) 23.24 (1st woman) 41 Kate Brook 24.30 43 Mike White 25.06 51 Emily Kearey 26.04 52 Kevin Kearey 26.06 59 Josie Kearey 26.36 61 Ann Kearey 26.42 96 Christine David 30.57 99 Deirdre Inman 31.14 103 Tracey Small 33.25 104 Su Clark 33.33 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd May 1 J Smith (unatt) 18.31 13 G Munro (old Deers) 22.23 (1st woman) 14 Phil Roberts 22.27 23 Luke Maguire 23.50 37 Lorna Smith 27.03 58 Deborah Blakemore 30.48 59 Katie Walton 31.00 ARDGILLAN parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd May Marie Synnott-Wells was first woman. 1 R Dunphy (unatt) 18.31 10 Marie Synnott-Wells 21.21 (1st woman) OTHER parkruns (Saturday 3rd May)... Walthamstow: 26 Ben Shore 26.00 Preston Park: 78 John Pratt 23.22 Southsea: 74 Alan Davidson 23.46 Gunnersbury: 52 Phil Jackson 21.56, 268 Lexi Slaughter 35.56 Poole: 234 Ally Salisbury 24.21 Maldon Prom: 10 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.39 Fulham Palace: 31 Gordon Whitson 20.32 Fountains Abbey: 82 Chris Wright 26.01, 147 Mary Hickson 30.49 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 4th May Personal bests for Lydia, Euan, Finlay and Arthur, plus some near-misses. 1 J Poncia (SMR) 7.21 5 E Newton (E&E) 7.39 (1st girl) 12 Lydia Louw 7.53 15 Euan Sinclair 7.59 16 Kabir Sait 8.06 42 Finlay Sinclair 9.00 47 Arthur Louw 9.04 124 Eilidh Sinclair 10.38 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 4th May 1 H Turner (Cook) 7.28 7 A Young (WSEH) 8.04 (1st girl) 132 Connor Scally 21.56 FINALLY... According to statistics reported in The Daily Express 541,000 Americans completed a Marathon in 2013, as against 25,000 in 1976. The report goes on to helpfully point out that if this rate of increase were to continue, every American would be running a Marathon by the year 2087. It continues by pointing out that, conversely, the USA makes up 6% of the world's population and 37% of the world's total human body weight.