*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 426 22 May 2014 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * 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! 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! here:." 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 . 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:. SUMMER PARK SPECIAL FROM JUNE TO AUGUST 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 email@example.com. There are no fees, and the first run will be on Thursday 5th June." NEIL'S BIRTHDAY WOBBLE 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'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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org." STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES 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. RANELAGH ROAD GRAND PRIX 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. SURREY ROAD LEAGUE 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:. GILL SANDERS... ...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. St MARY'S UNIVERSITY CLINIC 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 email@example.com. Wednesday 28th May - 7:30-9:15 Theory Session (45mins) - Physiology Practical Session (45mins) - Foam Rolling Monday 16th June - 7:30-9:15 Theory Session (45mins) - Psychology Practical Session (45mins) - Gait Analysis/Running Technique Wednesday 9th July - 7:30-9:15 Theory Session (45mins) - Nutrition Practical Session (45mins) - Injury Prevention/Strength MSc ALTITUDE TRAINING STUDY 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 time. If you are interested in participating, or have any further questions regarding the study, please feel free to send me an email at anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org." SPORTING FEET 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 Hill." THOMAS CUP 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. 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 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, 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 *************** 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 email@example.com." 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 place. 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) HALSTEAD AND ESSEX MARATHON Sunday 11th May 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 FINALLY... 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 !"