Newsdesk 2014

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 426             22 May 2014
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  Paul Doyle and Marie Synnott-Wells lead our teams at the Sutton 10km
 *  Our men's team are currently on top of the Surrey Road League, with the
    women in second place
 *  Green Belt Relay stage wins by Michelle Davies, Anna Scally, Mark Herbert
     and Nick Twomey
 *  Richard Gregory runs 33.38 in Bristol 10km  
 *  Mark Herbert third in the Woodland Woggle
 *  Megan De Silva, Marie Synnott-Wells, Sonia Rowland, Gordon Whitson and
     Mark Herbert all in the medals at the Wimbledon Adventure 5
 *  parkrun placings for Mark Herbert, Olivia Lloyd, Becky Hall, Niall
     O'Connor, Megan De Silva and David Lawley 
 *  Dorking 10 on June 1st
 *  Subscriptions are due!

 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 heathermartingell@hotmail.co.uk  or
 Jane  Craigie-Payne jcp-1@hotmail.co.uk  for details. 

 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!

 ...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 aachrisowens@yahoo.co.uk . 

 DORKING 10 miles Sunday 1st June
 This features in both the Ranelagh Grand Prix and the Surrey Road League,
 and it's also the county 10 miles championship. We currently have about 30
 entered and at the time of writing entries are still open. 9am start. Details:. 

 parkrun MOB MATCH v STRAGGLERS  Saturday 14th June at the Crane Park parkrun
 Our annual "mini mob match" against the Stragglers will take place with the
 Crane Park parkrun on Saturday 14th June. All parkrunners, please make that
 event your choice this week. 9am start as usual. Details of the venue:

 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 350 entries have been received so far, so
 it's quite possible the entry limit of 700 might be reached. Over 50 of you
 have already got your entries in, but anyone else planning to run should not
 delay.  Details:.    

 Wiebke Kortum writes:
 "After having had such a good time coaching Deepa and Annemarie in the last
 year, and with my UK Athletics Coach assessment coming up this summer, I now
 want to offer a guided Richmond Park run to runners who are ability-wise at
 the slower end of our Intermediate 2 group and the faster end of the
 Intermediate 3 group (between 32.5 minutes parkrun and 27.5 minutes). Runs
 will be every Thursday at 7pm for three months, from June to August, meeting
 point is Ham Gate (there are toilets and limited parking, bus station for
 the 65 is 800 m away). We will run a distance of between 8 and 10k and
 always incorporate a SHORT speed or strength element. Interested runners
 please contact me at wiebke.kortum@gmail.com. There are no fees, and the
 first run will be on Thursday 5th June."

 Neil Walford writes:
 "I'm celebrating my 50th birthday on Saturday 21st June. We'll meet at the
 clubhouse at 3pm for a 7 miles lap of the Park (old Wednesday night run)
 followed by showers etc before heading to the Roebuck at 5ish for beers
 followed probably by The Ship, The Cricketers and The Triple Crown (details
 of later pubs to be confirmed by Andy Bicksieboo). Any Ranelagh people past
 and present welcome to either beers and/or run."

  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. The first has already taken place (see results
 below), the other two are on June 11th and July 9th. 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

 The Stragglers are again holding a series of 2km handicap races for juniors
 during the summer months. 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.

 Details of the events that make up our summer Road Grand Prix and the
 current scoreboard are on our website here:. Leaders after four events: (Open)
 Nick Twomey 32, Paul Doyle 30, Ted Mockett 27, Trevor Maguire 20, Stewart
 Anderson 19, Paul Rider 16; (Men Over 40) Paul Doyle 18, Stewart Anderson
 14, Trevor Maguire and Bruce McLaren 11; (Men Over 50) Paul Rider 18,
 Stephen Logue 15, Bill Neely 8; (Women) Marie Synnott-Wells 12, Heather
 Martingell, Amelie Hunton and Lauren Stewart 6; (Women Over 40) Marie
 Synnott-Wells 12, Heather Martingell and Cindy Croucher 9; (Women Over 50)
 Deirdre Inman 8, Michele Gibson, Sally Bamford and Penny Merrett 6.  

 After two races, our men's team is at the top of the table and our women's
 team is in second place. Individually, Paul Doyle leads the M40 category
 while Paul Rider (M50) and Lauren Stewart (SW) are both in third place. Full
 details on the Surrey Athletics website:.  

 ...was in action again on 17th May at the latest round of the Triathlon
 World Cup in Yokohama, Japan. After leaving the water a full minute or more
 off the pace, Gill worked hard to regain contact with the leading group
 during the bike section and then finished with a very strong 35.14 10km run
 which saw her pick off one athlete after another. She finally finished 10th
 just five seconds behind Britain's World Cup leader Jodie Stimpson who had
 suffered a heavy fall during the bike-run transition.    

 Kate Brook from SWLAN sends details of three upcoming courses at St Mary's.
 The first one is free, the others cost £5 each -  please book if you wish to
 attend any of the workshops by calling 020 8240 4070 or by emailing

 Wednesday 28th May - 7:30-9:15
                                                 Theory Session (45mins) -
                                                 Practical Session (45mins) -
 Foam Rolling
 Monday 16th June - 7:30-9:15
                                                 Theory Session (45mins) -
                                                 Practical Session (45mins) -
 Gait Analysis/Running Technique
 Wednesday 9th July - 7:30-9:15
                                                 Theory Session (45mins) -
                                                 Practical Session (45mins) -
 Injury Prevention/Strength  

 Chelsea Golden writes:
 "I am a Masters student at St. Mary's University in Applied Sport and
 Exercise Physiology. I am writing to ask if anyone in your running club
 would have an interest in participating in my dissertation study. The aim of
 my study is to determine if training at a low or high altitude for three
 weeks will be an effective mode of improving performance and fitness. 

 To participate in the study, male and female athletes are required to be
 trained runners between 18-34 years old. You will be required to attend St.
 Mary's University for all testing sessions. You will come to the lab a
 couple days prior to the training program to complete an incremental
 exercise test, VO2 max test, and time trial. The training programme will
 consist of running in a normobaric hypoxic chamber at low or high altitude
 for 45 minutes. This will occur three times a week for three weeks. Once the
 training program is complete, you will attend St. Mary's University a final
 time to perform the incremental exercise test, VO2 max test, and time trial.

 If you choose to participate, I will provide you with a profile of your
 fitness and a physiological assessment (i.e. lactate threshold, lactate turn
 point, running economy, VO2max etc.).  You will also receive three weeks of
 FREE altitude training. You are also free to withdraw from the study at any

 If you are interested in participating, or have any further questions
 regarding the study, please feel free to send me an email at anytime:

 Sporting Feet in King Street, Richmond, has a special offer under way until
 15th June. Dominic Stead writes:
 "It's buy one item of running clothing and get another one at half price!
 So for all Ranelagh members that is 10% off the first item too! We have some
 really nice new summer clothes at the moment from adidas, asics and Ron

 Current holder of the Thomas Cup, John Ricketts, points out that Thursday
 22nd May was the 125th anniversary of Sid Thomas winning his Cup in a ten
 miles match race against Edward Parry at Old Trafford, Manchester. He
 donated it to the club the following year, 1890.

 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  )

 Sunday 1st June                  Dorking 10 miles.   Details:. 

 Saturday 14th June               parkrun mob match v Stragglers at the Crane
 Park parkrun. 9am start.   

 Sunday 22nd June                Richmond 10km. 9am start.  Details:. 

 Sunday 20th July                 Elmbridge 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,
 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. 

 SUTTON 10km  Sunday 11th May
 The Sutton 10km never attracts a huge turnout from Ranelagh, even though the
 new course - in and around Nonsuch Park - is a good deal more attractive
 than the old. It features in the Surrey Road League, but it's usually one of
 the scores we discard at the end of the season - the best four scores out of
 six races to count this year. We were slightly better represented in the
 2014 race, however, and our men's and women's teams both finished in 5th
 place. This leaves the men still at the top of the table after two races,
 and the women second to Clapham Chasers. Paul Doyle led Nick Twomey and Ted
 Mockett inside 37 minutes, and Paul's 4th place in the M40 class - though
 outside the prizes - was sufficient to secure him top spot in the M40 League
 table. Marie Synnott-Wells - who was the third W45 home - led our women's
 team which also included Juliet Edwards and an unwell Becky Hall.

 Others whose League points today put them into the top six in their
 respective categories include Nick Twomey, Paul Rider, Stephen Logue and
 Alan and David Meaden.

 GREEN BELT RELAY  Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th May
 On a very warm weekend the Green Belt Relay was as enjoyable as ever and all
 credit to Stragglers for their excellent organisation. Credit too to
 Michelle Davies for organising our teams. We started one and a bit teams -
 the Bs being unfortunately a few runners short. Cut-off times were used
 where a team had no runner on a stage. Surprisingly this applied to 9 of the
 33 teams taking part.

 Our first team was well ensconced in midfield for most of the race and
 finished up in 16th place, while our second team was 30th. However, we did
 manage to pick up a handful of the coveted stage winner t-shirts: Michelle
 Davies on stage 1, Anna Scally on stage 2, Mark Herbert on stage 12 and Nick
 Twomey on the "glory" final stage to the Hawker Centre. 

 Organiser Michelle writes:
 "It was a lot of work but well worth it in the end and I would do it again -
 it will be far easier now I have one under my belt and a spread sheet or
 list for everything! It was great - plenty of banter and some excellent one
 liners from Vaughan. Some seasoned runners and some GBR virgins. All said
 they would do it again and, despite vowing I wouldn't, I would happily
 coordinate again. The thing I would like to push is how much team spirit
 this weekend helps to create, people got to make friends with people they
 never get to talk to (fast group runners with slow group runners etc.). The
 date for next year is not up but it will be the third weekend or last
 weekend of May so if people are interested please can they email me to let
 me know michelle.davies@richmond.gov.uk." 

 This week's Richmond and Twickenham Times has a good spread on the race
 including photos of Michelle and the Ranelagh team.
 THAMES PATH 100 miles Monday 5th May Richmond to Oxford
 No detailed report yet, but Simon Martin and Colin Brett both put in amazing
 performances to finish well up in a field of 227 starters, of whom 147
 finished inside the 28 hours limit.

 This comes from the race website:
 "In 2012 and 2013, the Thames Path 100 was fated with appalling conditions
 at some stage of each race. Traditionally taking place in March, we made the
 call after excessive flooding over countless weeks and months, to shift the
 event to the first bank holiday in May and finally we were blessed with
 almost perfect running conditions for the third edition of the event. 227
 runners registered early Saturday morning in Richmond-Upon-Thames, all with
 the dream of making it to Oxford in under 28 hours. The Thames Path 100 is a
 deceptive race. Looking at the course profile, with under 2000ft of climbing
 for the duration, it's easy to see a blazing fast course. But covering 100
 miles on foot is a challenge of enormous proportions at any time." 

 This was Simon's day. He and Colin ran the first 20-odd miles together in
 around 60th place but then Simon began to forge ahead and steadily worked
 his way through the field to 17th at the finish in a great sub-20 hours
 time. Colin finished a couple of hours down in a highly creditable 46th

 1   E Catmur (TH&H)        16:38.13  (22m: 1st 2:44.06, 38m: 1st 4:57.11,
 51m: 1st 6:56.39, 67m 1st 9:32.24, 85m 1st 13:29.07)
 16  S Morwood (Bere)       19:57.52  (22m: 13th 3:00.55, 38m: 11th 5:45.10,
 51m: 12th 8:02.47, 67m 12th 11:16.00, 85m 18th 16:28.46 - 1st woman)
 17  Simon Martin           19:58.12  (22m: 59th 3:26.26, 38m: 41st 6:19.12,
 51m: 34th 8:42.06, 67m 23rd 12:15.28, 85m 23rd 16:46.17)
 46  Colin Brett            22:01.10  (22m: 60th 3:26.36, 38m: 64th 6:35.02,
 51m: 56th 9:16.13, 67m 46th 13:09.35, 85m 48th 18:18.52)        

 GDYNIA and GDANSK parkruns  Saturday 10th May
 Alan Davidson reports:
 "The Polish trip was superb. I went from Luton at 1500 so arrived (on time)
 but in the evening (+ one hour). On Saturday at 8am (7am our time) was the
 Gdynia parkrun mainly on a pleasant prom by the Baltic (swapped the Solent
 for a different sea!) then whisked by 30 minute taxi ride to a park a few
 miles out of Gdansk centre for the 10am parkrun in very pleasant
 surroundings. Then taxi to a station back to Gdynia for lunch then I caught
 a train to Gdansk - every train very long but packed like the tube in rush
 hour...I did manage to get a seat on one but being a bare metal one it was
 somewhat less than comfortable!. Gdansk had a huge number of striking
 buildings of a variety of styles but the odd thing is that because of the
 German occupation the allies/Russians bombed most of the centre flat so it
 has been reconstructed in the original style. Next day we had a boat trip to
 the Hel peninsula. The quay at Gdynia had a destroyer of the Polish navy now
 a museum but it was built in Cowes and spent the war based in Britain
 joining our ships going with the Baltic convoys. The walk at Hel was
 attractive but involved some miles of loose sandy beach then forest trail. I
 later did a similar walk from Gdynia just to wear myself out further!" 

 BRISTOL 10km  Sunday 11th May
 Richard Gregory made his 2014 road debut but in a very high class race found
 33.38 only good enough for 43rd place.

 1   S Overall (B&B)        30.20  (chip time 30.20)
 43  Richard Gregory        33.38  (33.36)
 53  R Robinson (Kendal)    34.14  (34.14 - 1st woman)

 This was the first of a planned four Marathons in four weeks for Ian Grange.

 1   M Newton (Spring)      2:43.13  (chip time 2:43.13)
 14  L Harling (Serp)       3:01.24  (3:01.22 - 1st woman)
 208 Ian Grange             3:52.05  (3:51.40) 

 WOODLAND WOGGLE 10km  Sunday 11th May at Farnham
 Mark Herbert finished third.

 1   K Macintosh (Wimb W)   39.11
 3   Mark Herbert           42.08
 9   S Rollins (AFD)        43.51  (1st woman)
 43  Wiebke Kortum          51.11
 144 Mike White             62.36
 201 Heather Martingell     68.06
 202 Michelle Davies        68.06     

 WIMBLEDON ADVENTURE RACE 1   5 miles  Wednesday 14th May on Wimbledon Common
 This was the first of three mid-week events being organised by Andy
 Bickerstaff and the Good Run Guide. 75 runners tackled something not too
 dissimilar to Thames's mob match course. Anyone hoping that Thames's
 notorious "butts" would have dried up by May was sadly disappointed. Recent
 showers had ensured there would be enough mud and puddles to keep Andy
 happy. Our contingent fared pretty well - Mark Hebert was third overall, and
 Megan De Silva won the women's race by just four seconds with Marie
 Synnott-Wells in third place. Marie was also the first W45, Sonia Rowland
 was first W55 and Gordon Whitson was first M60.

 1   A Money (unatt)        29.56
 3   Mark Herbert           31.29 
 12  Megan De Silva         35.27
 14  Gordon Whitson         35.52
 17  Marie Synnott-Wells    36.03
 27  Neil Walford           39.40
 43  Sonia Rowland          43.30
 58  Steve Rowland          49.00
 65  Peter Fordham          50.16      
 STAINES 10km  Sunday 18th May
 1   R Foster (Datchet)     34.57  (chip time 34.57)
 15  J Peters (Woking)      40.58  (40.56 - 1st woman)
 537 Danny Hobbs            76.28  (75.20)

 PARKLAND RELAYS  Wednesday 21st May in Richmond Park
 Thames H&H are the organisers and appropriately they provided the winning
 team. A scratch Ranelagh squad finished 14th while an all over 60s B team
 finished 46th.

 1   Thames H&H       57.26
 14  Ranelagh H A     67.38
     Mark Herbert           16.28
     Lars Lundqvist         17.25
     Vaughan Ramsey         17.34
     Nick Twomey            16.11
 47  Ranelagh H B     82.44
     Chris Owens            17.51
     Gordon Whitson         18.58
     Mike Peace             23.18
     Peter Fordham          22.37     

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th May
 1   S Shaw (unatt)         17.24
 5   Nick Twomey            18.53
 20  R Holmes (Maid)        20.09  (1st woman)
 24  Alberto Esguevillas    20.20
 41  Gemma Cory             21.10
 54  Daniel Chiechi         21.48
 71  Steve Aikin            22.17
 81  Gary Aston             22.52
 87  Eugenio Carmo          23.07
 91  Amrut Sharma           23.17
 92  Rachael Holmes         23.21
 108 Tomas Sterner          24.09
 111 Ulises Alonso          24.18
 127 Simon Taylor           24.56
 144 Marc Snaith            25.39 
 146 Michael Sikora         25.52
 148 Carol Aikin            25.57
 152 Colin Rogal            26.03
 171 Andrew Brown           26.42
 177 Sue Camp               26.49
 181 Ally Salisbury         27.02
 183 Leeanne Bryce          27.03
 194 Tony Clark             27.32 
 208 Rob Kitchen            27.54
 226 Nick Fordham           28.30
 259 Claire-Louise French   29.53
 282 Katie Walton           31.20
 293 Michelle Martinez      31.49
 308 Penny Merrett          34.06
 327 Pat Hewlett            36.46

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th May
 1   T Haughian (WSEH)      16.14
 32  Nick Wright            19.25  
 45  M Richards (unatt)     19.57  (1st woman)
 390 Teresa Segovia         25.36
 593 Mary Hickson           28.35
 804 Danny Hobbs            35.42  
 820 Wally Garrod           37.32
 837 John Hanscomb          40.44

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th May
 1   Unknown                17.27
 13  L Marchant (26.2)      20.31  (1st woman)
 23  Chris Camacho          21.55
 76  Fiona Pugh             27.02
 92  Wiebke Kortum          32.55
 93  Annemarie Goodridge    32.56 

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th May
 Mark Herbert was first in. 

 1   Mark Herbert           18.29
 11  C Callanan (Sand J)    21.00  (1st woman)
 15  Tom Kearey             21.52
 71  Michelle Davies        28.02
 72  Heather Martingell     28.03    
 76  Mike White             28.24
 77  Emily Kearey           28.36
 79  Ann Kearey             28.41
 91  Cindy Croucher         31.04
 97  Deirdre Inman          32.54
 99  Tanya Allen            33.21 
 103 Su Clark               34.19

 GORKY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 10rd May
 parkrun reaches Russia!

 1   M Kholodnov (BKT)      18.01 
 8   E Shelobedova (unatt)  20.27  (1st woman)
 10  Paul Sinton-Hewitt     21.05

 KILLERTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 10th May
 David Lawley finished second.

 1   S Johnson (Exeter)     18.00
 2   David Lawley           18.54
 13  K Kjellgren (unatt)    21.23  (1st woman) 
 154 Catherine Holman       31.01

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 10th May)...
 Nonsuch: 243 Jackie Dunkley 29.22
 Preston Park: 78 John Pratt 23.22
 York: 56 Phil Jackson 22.07
 Brockwell: 13 James Whistler 18.58
 Old Deer Park: 17 Phil Roberts 22.50
 Reading: 179 Louise Atkinson 30.45 
 Bedfont Lakes: 82 Phil Aiken 28.31  
 Ally Pally: 12 Andres Arana 23.00
 Osterley: 55 Christine David 32.42,  56 Tracey Small 33.34
 Dulwich: 86 Kirsty Bangham 24.15
 Gdynia: 39 Peter Fordham 23.09,  52 Alan Davidson 24.36
 Gdansk: 39 Peter Fordham 23.32,  59 Alan Davidson 24.25

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th May
 Olivia Lloyd ran a huge PB for second in the women's race.

 1   R Maddams (Belgrave)   16.42
 18  Peter Faull            19.56
 24  Z Illis (HW)           20.21 - 1st woman)
 29  Olivia Lloyd           20.45
 32  Daniel Chiechi         21.11
 56  Christopher Parsons    22.17 
 69  Eugenio Carmo          23.00
 79  Amrut Sharma           23.22
 99  Colin Rogal            24.11
 119 Carol Aikin            24.57
 126 Nick Fordham           25.18
 162 Michael Sikora         26.49
 168 Karl Garvey            26.57
 234 Deepa Sharma           29.33
 245 Jenny Rogal            30.04
 250 Jar O'Brien            30.17
 251 Martin Clark           30.18
 257 Andrew Brown           30.28
 277 Bronwen Northmore      32.25
 280 Katie Walton           32.43
 287 Penny Merrett          33.12
 294 Michelle Martinez      34.00
 329 Pat Hewlett            40.39 

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th May
 1   J Stead (HHH)          15.53
 14  Ted Mockett            17.35
 16  H Kitchen (Hill Tri)   17.41  (1st woman)
 23  Marc Snaith            18.06
 257 Ian Grange             23.16
 374 Teresa Segovia         24.37
 428 Michelle Hovanessian   25.14
 659 David Meaden           28.32
 958 Wally Garrod           38.32
 972 John Hanscomb          39.51

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th May
 1   J Brewer (26.2)        18.47
 13  L Fletcher (King & P)  20.33  (1st woman)
 26  Chris Camacho          21.50
 63  Rob Kitchen            25.22
 70  Fiona Pugh             26.14
 88  Aiah Songu-Mbriwa      28.19

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th May
 1   G Brook (Strags)       18.28
 14  Tom Kearey             22.05
 29  A Kotwinski (unatt)    24.17  (1st woman)
 59  Rachel Allen           27.36
 66  Emily Kearey           28.22
 67  Josie Kearey           28.35
 75  Ann Kearey             28.53
 80  Christine David        29.12
 97  Tanya Allen            31.52
 98  Tracey Small           31.52   
 105 Su Clark               35.10

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th May
 1   P Lloyd (Wimb W)       19.33 
 13  B Farr (unatt)         22.51  (1st woman)
 42  Lorna Smith            27.36
 45  Tor Heron-Brett        27.52
 26  Colin Brett            27.53
 47  Paula Maguire          27.57
 57  Deborah Blakemore      30.45 

 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th May
 Niall O'Connor finished second.

 1   L Phair (Met Pol)      19.56
 2   Niall O'Connor         20.17
 6   D Rakowicz (unatt)     21.27  (1st woman) 
 46  Catherine Holman       28.29

 AMAGER STRANDPARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th May
 Becky Hall was the second woman in this Danish parkrun...

 1   H Gregersen (unatt)    17.17
 6   S Johnson (Nailsea)    19.07  (1st woman)
 14  Becky Hall             21.33
 17  Rob Curtis             22.12  

 DULWICH parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th May
 ...and Megan De Silva was second at Dulwich.

 1   Unknown                16.17
 15  A Clements (Kent)      18.04  (1st woman)
 27  Megan De Silva         19.15 

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 17th May)...
 Nonsuch: 25 Paul Rider 19.43
 Gunnersbury: 124 Heather Martingell 24.48, 297 Lexi Slaughter 36.22
 Southsea: 65 Alan Davidson 23.45
 Fulham Palace: 124 Phil Aiken 26.27
 Frimley: 212 Steve Rowland 27.36
 Walthamstow: 15 Ben Shore 23.36
 Oxford: 88 Evelyn Joslin 28.11
 Alice Holt: 60 Chris Wright 27.09,  107 Mary Hickson 31.01  
 Killerton: 193 Jackie Dunkley 30.16
 Osterley: 55 Christine David 32.42,  56 Tracey Small 33.34
 Reading: 186 Louise Atkinson 28.56
 Ashton Court: 28 Alex Fordham 21.24
 Buckingham: 91 Peter Fordham 25.55

 Reference the Finally item in the last e-news, Martin Wolfson writes:
 "Something wrong with the last statistic. If correct it would mean that, on
 average, Americans weighed six times the weight of the rest of the world! I
 guess it was from the Daily Express. I think it should say 6% of the world's
 population but 37% of the world's obese people. Please quote me !"