Newsdesk 2014

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 427             10 June 2014
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  Lauren Stewart finishes 2nd in the Dorking 10, with Megan De Silva 4th
     and the women's team 3rd.  
 *  Phil Killingley is 6th in the men's race. 
 *  Good results in the latest junior handicap event - Ranelagh still top
 *  Phil Killingley and Megan De Silva lead our teams in the BUPA London
 *  Good Ranelagh turnout in the Turk's Head 10km
 *  Marie Synnott-Wells 6th in the Liverpool Marathon
 *  County Masters track medals for Paul Doyle, Trevor Maguire and Alan
 *  parkrun placings for Olivia Lloyd, Gill Sanders, Trevor Maguire, Mark
     Herbert, Niall O'Connor, David Rowe, James Whistler, Vaughan Ramsay and Ben
 *  parkrun mini-mob match v Stragglers this Saturday at the Crane Park
 *  Entries still being taken for our Richmond 10km - marshals also needed
 *  Subscriptions are overdue!

 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 next Saturday 14th June. All parkrunners, please make
 that event your choice this week, and if possible wear Ranelagh kit. 9am
 start as usual.  Details of the venue:. More
 info if needed from Peter Faull peterallenfaull@gmail.com . 

 Entries for our 10km currently number just under 500, including a very
 impressive 80 from Ranelagh. But there's still room for more! As usual it
 incorporates the Surrey county championship and also forms part of the
 Surrey Road League and of course our own Grand Prix.  Entry details:.  If you're not racing, we need volunteers for marshalling and water stations
 etc. Please contact race director Niall O'Connor niall_o_c@hotmail.com . 

 The second of Andy Bickerstaff's summer evening races on Wimbledon Common
 takes place this Wednesday 11th June. It's another 5-miler starting from the
 Windmill at 7pm, though on a slightly different course (including the
 Alps!). Details are here:. There will be
 entries on the night. The third and final race will be on 9th July. 

 The next in the summer series of 2km handicap races for juniors takes place
 on Thursday 12th June at the Hawker Centre. All under 18s are welcome.
 Registration begins at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. For the very young there is a
 500 metres race. The remaining events in the series are on 26th June, 17th
 July and 28th August.

 Details of the events that make up our summer Road Grand Prix and the
 current scoreboard are on our website here:. Leaders after five events: (Open)
 Nick Twomey 41, Paul Doyle 30, Ted Mockett 30, Phil Killingley 24, Peter
 Faull 21, Trevor Maguire 20, Rick Jenner 19, Stewart Anderson 19, Paul Rider
 18, Ian Kenton 17; (Men Over 40) Paul Doyle 18, Bruce McLaren 17, Stewart
 Anderson 14, Trevor Maguire 11; (Men Over 50) Paul Rider 23, Stephen Logue
 19, Bill Neely 14, Martin Halvey and Simon Lawrence 6; (Women) Lauren
 Stewart and Marie Synnott-Wells 12, Megan De Silva 10, Heather Martingell 9,
 Ellen Clague 7, Amelie Hunton 6; (Women Over 40) Heather Martingell 14,
 Ellen Clague and Marie Synnott-Wells 12, Cindy Croucher 9, Jane
 Craigie-Payne 6; (Women Over 50) Sally Bamford 12, Deirdre Inman 8, Michele
 Gibson and Penny Merrett 6. 

 After three races, our men's team is in joint second place with Stragglers
 and SLH, three points behind Clapham Chasers. Our women are joint leaders
 with Clapham, but hovering in the wings are Guildford and Godalming who have
 scored maximum points in the two races they have contested. Full details on
 the Surrey Athletics website here:.  

 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."

 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

 ...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 .  

 Follow Ranelagh on Facebook.

 More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil, Duncan
 or Trevor ranelagh.men@gmail.com  or the women's Captains 
 ( e-mail Estelle, Becky or Phil ranelagh.women@gmail.com  )

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

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

 Tuesday 1st July                  Chris Brasher Memorial Ponds run in
 Richmond Park. 7pm start. 

 Tuesday 8th July                  AGM in the clubhouse starting at 8.30pm.

 Tuesday 15th July                Coad Cup 5 miles summer handicap in
 Richmond Park. 

 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. 

 DORKING 10 miles  Sunday 1st June
 Phil Killingley writes:
 "An excellent Dorking 10 miles took place on Sunday, in warm but breezy
 conditions. Running under clear skies along windy roads beneath the North
 Downs has to be one of the better road racing experiences, though those not
 expecting the hills in the last third of the race may beg to differ.
 Congratulations in particular to Lauren and Megan for finishing 2nd and 4th
 lady respectively. Rick Jenner had a stormer for the men, and was our second
 scorer, with Ian Kenton and your captain completing our scoring. Club statto
 Ken Powley awarded Rick a 75.1% age graded score for his efforts - by some
 way Rick's best run for the club. Duncan Mallison also pb'ed in percentage
 terms with 71.8% - well done!"  Lauren, Megan and Ellen Clague combined to
 take third place in the women's team event and the county championship.

 A few Facebook comments:
 Megan De Silva: "I was 4th in the end. I was overtaken by a lady who kicked
 at about 8/9 miles and I couldn't match her lightning pace." 
 Ellen Clague: "Lots of hills but lovely countryside. Thank goodness for the
 shady tree tunnel!"
 Ted Mockett: "Terrible!"

 There's a movie of the race on Youtube which includes, amongst other things,
 a short interview with Bill Neely.   Video:.

 1   A Maud (Clapham)       53.09  
 2   A Milne (Enf & Har)    53.40      
 3   J Morwood (AFD)        54.17      
 6   Phil Killingley        56.24      
 33  Rick Jenner            61.42      
 40  Ian Kenton             62.14      
 44  L Harris (Croydon)     62.36  (1st woman)
 50  Nick Twomey            63.32      
 65  Lauren Stewart         64.36  (2nd woman)    
 73  Duncan Mallison        65.19      
 75  Peter Faull            65.33 
 86  R Gidley (SoC)         66.49  (3rd woman)      
 91  Megan De Silva         67.11  (4th woman)    
 96  Dave Lawley            67.32      
 97  Ted Mockett            67.40      
 125 Alexander Fordham      69.26      
 126 Bill Neely             69.31    
 130 Paul Rider             69.55    
 258 Bruce McLaren          79.13    
 290 Ellen Clague           81.13    
 293 Stephen Logue          81.23    
 319 Peter Fordham          83.09    
 365 Heather Martingell     85.58    
 405 Michelle Hovanessian   89.32      
 407 Sally Bamford          90.06    
 434 Clive Naish            92.39    
 510 Alan Meaden           107.15    
 516 David Meaden          110.55    

 COMPTON DOWNLAND CHALLENGE 20 miles  Saturday 19th April
 This one slipped through the net - Marie Synnott-Wells finished 2nd.

 1   S Paterson (unatt)     2:18.31
 23  J Widdup (GWR)         2:44.16  (1st woman)
 36  Marie Synnott-Wells    2:53.44  

 THAMES PATH 100 miles Saturday 3rd May  Richmond to Oxford
 Results were in the last e-news. Here is Colin Brett's account:
 "100 miles - what would it be like to run that far? I mean, a marathon has
 reduced me to a wobbling wreck before now, so to run four back to back seems
 unfathomable, but others have done it so it must be possible. My longest
 continuous run to date had been 55 miles on the longest day of the 2013
 Marathon Des Sables and that was very hard, but my ' finest hour' in a 15
 minute running career! 

 May 3rd was a bright sunny morning, 15 degrees and perfect running
 conditions. The start area on the steps just before Richmond Bridge was
 buzzing with nervous anticipation. I had lots of family and friends to see
 me off along with 226 other competitors who in reality become comrades in a
 battle against distance, time and the course. 

 The first 20 miles went by with ease. I was running along chatting with
 Simon Martin (Ranelagh) and Jez who I'd met in the Sahara as you do! I
 nearly ended up in the river somewhere just before Staines as a massive
 cheer of 'GO RANELAGH' came from Michele standing on a chair waving a RH
 running vest from her back garden. Martin then joined us for a morale
 boosting km as he'd been supporting another runner. Jez and Simon were both
 looking strong and had run 100's before and I needed to stick to my own race
 plan as a 100 mile virgin. I was quite pleased to see them pull away into
 the distance somewhere around Windsor and to get into my own space. My race
 goals were to finish within the 28hr limit but I really wanted to get under
 24 hours as this would mean the belt buckle you receive on completion
 instead of reading 100 miles would read 100 miles in 1 day.  You're runners,
 you know these things matter!!  

 I put my headphones on. My family Kaye, Tor and Noah had spent lots of time
 filling my playlist which veered all over the place and kept a smile on my
 face. This carried me along to my first goal which was Henley and the 51mile
 aid station where there would be a hot meal (could not face it!)  and more
 importantly David my crew chief and Robert my first pacer. I very quickly
 got cold and started shivering, Dave helped me into a new thermal top and
 mid layer for the night, head torch was readied and I got a pint of milk in

 I'd fuelled up all day on coke (never usually touch the stuff), bananas,
 watermelons, peanut butter sandwiches, sausage rolls, oranges and the odd
 gel which all seemed to do the job as I was still running. It was a big lift
 to be running along with Rob and later with Simon #2. Both are great company
 and good ultra runners in their own rights and I felt very humbled when each
 agreed to pace me 25 miles through the night. Rob and I ploughed on into the
 night and the aid stations often came up quicker than I'd anticipated - they
 were now down to 6 - 7 miles apart. We ran through Reading sometime before
 midnight in the midst of a Beer and Cider festival, tempting, but no, on we
 went. The crews at the aid stations were fantastic, filling bottles and
 making hot drinks.

 Running was now being interspersed with marching breaks and the track was
 muddy and wet. We somehow missed a turn and had to track parallel to the
 Thames Path for a couple of miles but were anxious to get back on track
 before the next check point. We got soaked crossing a field of rape seed and
 could make out the Thames on the other side of a large drainage ditch. Rob
 launched himself across dragging only one foot into the water. I'd been
 running now for 65 miles and launch mode wasn't an option, it was wade
 through or take a massive diversion. Or so you'd think! This is when you
 know you have good friends. Rob could probably read the distress on my face
 and said 'Don't worry I'll make a bridge'. I now looked confused, not
 difficult! He jumped into the ditch in water up to his nether regions,  bent
 over and instructed me to walk across his back, We were bloodied, mudded and
 bruised and laughing our socks off as we came into the next check point. It
 was 2am  

 We had five miles to the point where Dave was making us all sausage sarnies
 and tea. Rob would drop me and Simon #2 would take over pacing duties. We
 got to within a mile when I slipped on the ever muddier track and ended up
 wallowing in a 4 inch deep puddle unable to get up as my muscles went into
 spasm, fairly humiliating, Rob got me up and I managed to stumble to our
 meeting point. It was a lovely surprise to see my wife, nephew and sister in
 law along with Dave and Simon waiting - shame I looked like a swamp monster!
 I seriously couldn't have got more mud on me, I was soaked and it was now
 very cold - 2 degrees. They were all a bit concerned about how I looked and
 sounded (slurring and not making too much sense apparently)  but inside I
 was still feeling strong. I got another layer on, had the best sausage
 sandwich imaginable, had a hot drink and headed out with Simon at 3am to run
 another marathon.

 Simon was the perfect pacer, happy to chat to me and not get much response.
 He ran on, opened gates, took full responsibility for navigation and rations
 at each of the aid stations and as he was an A&E doctor I felt in safe
 hands. All I had to do was put one foot in front of the other which I did
 with increasing difficulty. The walk/march breaks were getting longer and my
 knee was hurting more than the rest of me and starting to swell.
 The sun came up and head torches were happily removed, Simon kept confirming
 we would smash 24 hours and I started to believe him. The last aid station
 came into sight and I enjoyed the most amazing coffee infused chocolate
 brownie before setting off determined to run all of the last five miles. My
 knee by now was squelching and the pain quite extraordinary but the end was
 in sight and nothing was going to stop me. My final time was 22 hours 1
 minute 10 seconds. The joy and relief of finishing was immense but the pain
 was to get worse before it got better. The drive back from Oxford was
 torture and the look on my kids' faces when they saw me told me I had pushed
 to my limits as I was carried from the car!

 Of 227 starters 146 finished I was 46th. Simon Martin had a fantastic run
 breaking 20 hours and finished 17th . We both got our 100 Miles in 1 day
 buckle and beat the course - happy knackered runners. For me the best thing
 was just the affirmation of knowing I have an amazing family and friends who
 were prepared to support me."

 1   C Dettmar (Head)       2:44.17  (chip time 2:44.15)
 15  S Lewis (Barnes)       3:26.58  (3:26.40 - 1st woman)
 44  Bruce McLaren          3:45.08  (3:45.02)
 117 Ian Grange             4:11.35  (4:11.27)  

 STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP  Thursday 22nd May at the Hawker Centre
 Colin Brett reports:
 "Unlike the seniors' scoring system, more points are good in the junior
 handicap series and our group of youngsters continue to do us proud. It was
 a dark stormy evening but the rain held off as did a lot of voters in the
 European elections which were also being held at the same venue.  Luckily
 our squad has grown this year as half term, exams, growing pains etc meant
 half the team from race 1 couldn't make it but those that couldn't make race
 1 were keen to do well, and they did! Josie Kearey ran a massive pb to be
 first girl and Oliver Beal followed in his brother's footsteps from race one
 to be first boy finisher. Lydia Louw ran yet another pb to be fastest
 finisher overall. Luke Maguire, Tor Heron-Brett, Emily Kearey, Mathew Beal,
 Arthur Louw, Charlie & Johnny Brook all put in really strong performances
 and contributed to a fantastic team effort."  

 1   Oliver Beal            16.51  (actual time 11.21 - 1st boy)
 6   Josie Kearey           18.46  (9.16 - 1st girl)
 8   Charlie Brook          18.50  (10.50)
 15  Jonny Brook            19.28  (8.28)
 16  Matthew Beal           19.29  (9.29)
 20  Luke Maguire           19.39  (8.39)
 24  B Collier (26.2)       19.45  (7.45 - fastest boy)
 31  Tor Heron-Brett        19.54  (9.24)
 33  Emily Kearey           19.56  (9.26)
 34  Arthur Louw            19.58  (9.58)
 35  Lydia Louw             20.14  (7.44 - fastest girl)

 Teams                             Overall after 2 races  
 1   Ranelagh H             36     1   Ranelagh H            61
 2   Stragglers             33     2   Stragglers            52
 3   St Mary's Richmond     16     3   St Mary's Richmond    32
 4   Sheen Shufflers        15     4   Sheen Shufflers       23 
 5   26.2 RRC                8     5   26.2 RRC              21

 BUPA 10km  Sunday 25th May in London
 This was a high-quality race through the centre of London incorporating the
 UKA 10k championships. Phil Killingley, backed up by Carl Selya-Hammer and
 George Howard, led our men's team into 19thth place.  In the women's event
 Megan De Silva broke the 40 minutes barrier for the first time and with Gwen
 McCormack, Gemma Cory and Jo Ronaldson finishing close together the team
 placed 30th.    

 1    A Vernon (AFD)        29.33
 65   G Steel (Charn)       32.53  (1st woman)
 107  Phil Killingley       33.51
 119  Carl Selya-Hammer     34.16
 158  George Howard         35.04
 189  Jackson Creegan       35.30
 223  Ian Kenton            36.02
 237  Charles Jans          36.12
 293  Rick Jenner           36.53
 444  Peter Faull           38.48
 551  Megan De Silva        39.47
 604  Lars Lundqvist        40.13
 812  Bill Neely            41.51
 1094 Gwen McCormack        43.35
 1113 Gemma Cory            43.40
 1157 Jo Ronaldson          43.52           

 The adult runners were set off in waves or categories and Duncan Mallison
 was actually the first finisher in the parkrun group. In the British
 Athletics Road Championship, 9 year-old Lydia Louw was running against girls
 a couple of years her senior in the Under 11 section and ran excellently for
 7th place.   

 1   L Kempson (Nene V)      4.33
 55  Duncan Mallison         5.09
 315 Paul Sinton-Hewitt      6.07
 574 Alan Davidson           7.04   

 1   A McGhee (Vic Pk Glasg) 5.07
 151 Jo Sinton-Hewitt        7.17
 179 Lorna Smith             7.28   

 Under 11s
 1   T Wilson (Hallam)       5.35
 7   Lydia Louw              6.13    

 Marie Synnott-Wells finished sixth woman and second W45.

 1   B Fish (Blackburn)     2:25.19
 90  L Collins (unatt)      3:06.31  (1st woman)
 214 Marie Synnott-Wells    3:22.10 

 1   J Kirk (unatt)         1:34.51
 129 Marina Quayle          2:30.51  

 Paul Doyle writes:
 "I'm slightly annoyed there was a clash with the Dorking 10, but I'm long
 overdue a Surrey medal so I decided to opt for the track where the pickings
 are a lot easier than the road. I had a fairly comfortable win in the 1500m
 in a low quality field (4.44).  There was a good runner from Camberley who
 romped away with the 5000m. I ran OK for 2nd place (17:11) and Trevor ran
 well for 3rd M45 and a new PB."

 M45 1500m
 1   Paul Doyle             4:44.11
 M65 1500m
 2   Alan Davidson          6:21.26
 M45 5000m
 1   M Symes (Camb)         16:24.27
 2   Paul Doyle             17:11.81
 3   Trevor Maguire         17:25.34
 M65 5000m
 1   Alan Davidson          23:12.13 

 KENT ROADRUNNER MARATHON  Saturday 31st May at Gravesend
 1   A Stokes (Canterbury)  2:42.13  (chip time 2:42.12)
 24  S Ford (UK Net)        3:17.39  (3:17.34 - 1st woman)
 164 Ian Grange             4:17.51  (4:17.28) 

 SELF TRANSENDENCE 5km  Monday 2nd June in Battersea Park
 1   A Milne (Enf & Har)    15.15
 36  S McDougall (Serp)     17.12  (1st woman)
 163 Alan Davidson          23.15    

 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap  Wednesday 4th June at Woking
 1   J Snowden (unatt)      25.15  (actual time 24.15)
 3   Alan Davidson          25.37  (21.37)
 6   Steve Rowland          26.16  (22.31)
 11  Sonia Rowland          26.43  (20.58)                  

 ROSENHEIM LEAGUE  Wednesday 4th June at Ewell
 This was a St Mary's Richmond track fixture, but it saw the welcome return
 of Liz Kipling after seemingly interminable injury. Barring a couple of
 parkruns last year this 3,000m was Liz's first race for over two years and
 she ran a very respectable 10:41.8 to win the women's event. Also running in
 the men's 3,000m were Marc Snaith, 3rd in 10:13.4 and Trevor Maguire, 4th in

 TURK'S HEAD 10km  Sunday 8th June
 This is an increasingly popular event that attracted a couple of dozen from
 Ranelagh, headed by a rare appearance from London Marathon director Hugh

 1   J Ashby (Sidmouth)     36.26
 6   J Malkin (unatt)       40.11  (1st woman)
 20  Hugh Brasher           41.58
 46  Gemma Cory             44.55
 65  David Ready            46.41
 70  Tom Kearey             46.53
 175 Jo Sinton-Hewitt       52.56
 178 Mel Davison            52.59
 189 Tomas Sterner          53.19
 236 Leeanne Bryce          55.00
 275 Kevin Kearey           56.47
 278 Ann Kearey             56.48
 287 Ally Salisbury         57.05
 326 Nigel Coombes          58.31
 455 David Meaden           63.12
 458 Alan Meaden            63.19
 534 Jane Craigie-Payne     69.49
 575 Christine David        69.50
 592 Tanya Allen            71.17
 593 Lynne Barber           71.32
 594 Cindy Croucher         71.32
 603 Katie Walton           72.01
 610 Su Clark               72.55
 615 Penny Merrett          73.16
 625 Deirdre Inman          74.09
 654 Pat Hewlett            78.19      
 1   P Whittaker (Southend) 1:11.20  (chip time 1:11.19)
 24  S Stradling (Colch)    1:23.30  (1:21.35 - 1st woman)
 870 Heather Martingell     2:00.31  (1:56.00)
 911 Michelle Hovanessian   2:01.45  (1:59.40)

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th May
 Another good run by Olivia Lloyd gave her top spot in the women's section.

 1   B Gibbons (SMR)        16.57
 24  Olivia Lloyd           20.55  (1st woman)
 34  Steve Aikin            21.45
 58  Chris Read             23.31
 77  Simon Taylor           24.55 
 82  Carol Aikin            25.33
 91  Tomas Sterner          26.01
 96  Arthur Louw            26.19
 110 Amrut Sharma           26.56
 114 Michael Sikora         27.18
 149 Andrew Brown           30.24
 152 Claire-Louise French   31.01
 166 Eugenio Carmo          34.13
 177 Pat Hewlett            41.56
 178 Bev Ali                41.57

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th May
 Gill Sanders was a very impressive leading woman.

 1   T Haughian (SMR)       16.02
 8   Gill Sanders           17.26  (1st woman)
 33  Chris Owens            19.37
 291 Kirsty Bangham         25.07
 504 Jackie Dunkley         29.31
 629 Danny Hobbs            36.25       
 643 John Hanscomb          39.50 

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th May
 1   G Brook (Strag)        18.26
 20  Chris Camacho          21.50
 24  C Davis (Strag)        22.45
 37  Rachel Revett          24.22 
 62  Fiona Pugh             27.14

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th May
 1   Unknown                17.22
 8   Duncan Mallison        21.44
 16  Tom Kearey             22.54
 21  L Howard (Elm)         23.32  (1st woman)
 32  Josie Kearey           25.34
 33  Kevin Kearey           25.36
 53  Mary Hickson           28.42
 67  Deidre Inman           31.59  
 105 Su Clark               33.01      

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th May
 A Ranelagh 1-2-3.

 1   Trevor Maguire         18.51
 2   Mark Herbert           19.04
 3   Vaughan Ramsay         19.42   
 8   J Hiller (Strag)       21.13  (1st woman)
 11  Paul Gilbert           22.25
 19  Mel Davison            24.26
 39  Katie Walton           32.43
 44  Deborah Blakemore      36.11 

 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th May
 Second place again for Niall O'Connor.

 1   L Phair (Met Pol)      20.20
 2   Niall O'Connor         20.27
 11  M Davison (unatt)      25.15  (1st woman) 

 SOUTHSEA parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th May
 James Whistler finished second.

 1   A McIntosh (Garden C)  17.02
 2   James Whistler         18.41
 4   K Philp (Garden C)     19.10  (1st woman)

 WALTHAMSTOW parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th May
 Ben Shore finished third.

 1   A Brooker (London H)   16.58
 3   Ben Shore              20.46
 5   L Mitchell (unatt)     21.29  (1st woman)

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 24th May)...
 Nonsuch: 39 Bruce McLaren 21.30
 Black Park: 36 Lee Davies 22.22
 York: 82 Phil Jackson 22.12
 Reading: 108 Louise Atkinson 29.39
 Southwark: 19 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 21.44, 38 Mike White 25.09
 Bognor Regis: 46 Peter Fordham 24.34, 123 Sharon Rowe 33.48

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 31st May
 1   A Maud (Clapham)       15.22
 21  C Lover (Newbury)      19.35  (1st woman)
 30  Alberto Esguevillas    20.27
 49  Steve Aikin            21.34
 85  Karl Garvey            23.16
 128 Colin Rogal            24.49
 133 Carol Aikin            24.58
 165 Nick Fordham           26.11
 196 Tony Clark             27.34
 198 Michael Sikora         27.37
 202 Rob Kitchen            27.47
 256 Matthew Beal           29.50
 260 Jenny Rogal            29.57
 265 Deepa Sharma           30.20
 278 Michelle Martinez      31.05
 289 Bronwen Northmore      31.45
 305 Penny Merrett          33.42
 319 Oliver Beal            35.28
 345 Pat Hewlett            42.52
 346 Bev Ali                42.53 

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 31st May
 1    M Trees (Belgrave)    16.09
 17   Nick Wright           18.23
 58   Marc Snaith           20.01    
 59   C Graham (Strag)      20.01  (1st woman)
 189  Egis Vincel           22.14
 271  Rachel Revett         23.17
 549  Peter Faull           26.29
 720  David Meaden          28.56
 770  Jackie Dunkley        29.35
 934  Kirsty Bangham        32.58
 1069 Wally Garrod          38.28

 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km  Saturday 31st May
 1   S Woolley (West 4)     17.33
 8   I Rea (West 4)         19.07  (1st woman)
 233 Cindy Croucher         31.49
 248 Christine David        32.52
 276 Deirdre Inman          35.21
 277 Lynne Barber           35.22
 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 31st May
 1   J Short (unatt)        18.24
 19  Kevin Kearey           22.15
 21  Tom Kearey             22.39
 23  M Martinez (Strag)     22.43  (1st woman)
 64  Ann Kearey             27.58
 81  Mike White             30.25 
 82  Heather Martingell     30.26
 95  Tracey Small           31.59
 99  Su Clark               35.17       

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 31st May
 1   K Davidson (unatt)     18.55
 8   Paul Gilbert           22.02  
 12  S Hutton (unatt)       22.29  (1st woman)
 16  Phil Roberts           23.26
 33  Luke Maguire           26.20
 41  Lorna Smith            27.33
 47  Paula Maguire          28.22
 51  Leeanne Bryce          29.15
 77  Deborah Blakemore      36.53 

 CANNON HILL parkrun 5km  Saturday 31st May
 1   S Byrne (Tipton)       15.51
 6   C Wellington (BRAT)    17.55  (1st woman)
 55  Paul Sinton-Hewitt     20.09
 193 Jo Sinton-Hewitt       24.35
 194 Chris Wright           24.41
 373 Mary Hickson           30.13   

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 31st May)...
 Kingston: 25 Chris Camacho 21.35
 Southsea: 69 Alan Davidson 24.29
 Harrogate: 70 Phil Jackson 23.18
 Curl Curl: 24 Grant Hibbert 19.48
 Ally Pally: 12 Andres Arana 22.39
 Upton Court: 39 Peter Fordham 25.48
 Fulham Palace: 24 Gordon Whitson 19.54
 Keswick: 42 Andrew Brown 25.09
 Bognor Regis: 10 David Rowe 20.48

 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 1st June
 1   M Ashwanden (unatt)     7.38
 4   A Jones (Maid)          8.07  (1st girl)
 15  Livvy Ricketts          9.22
 97  Connor Scally          18.45      

 WIMBLEDON PARK JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 1st June
 1   P Riches (Herc Wimb)    7.26
 5   C Young (unatt)         8.44  (1st girl)
 27  Matthew Beal            9.59
 44  Oliver Beal            11.33 

 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 1st June
 If the results are to be believed, Matthew and Oliver Beal followed the
 Wimbledon Park junior event at 9.30am with this one at 11am! 

 1   S Shaw (K&P)            6.59
 10  A Uren (unatt)          7.52  (1st girl)
 14  Euan Sinclair           8.05
 41  Finlay Sinclair         8.57
 65  Lydia Louw              9.24
 97  Matthew Beal           10.04
 121 Eilidh Sinclair        10.29
 131 Arthur Louw            10.43
 222 Oliver Beal            12.46   

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 7th June
 1   B Thursby-Pelham (THH) 17.41
 4   Ted Mockett            18.18
 18  Matthew Clarke         19.53  
 20  F Brown (unatt)        19.59  (1st woman)
 46  Steve Aikin            21.40
 64  Paul Sinton-Hewitt     22.53
 76  Amrut Sharma           23.17
 96  Alberto Esguevillas    24.15
 101 Tomas Sterner          24.27  
 103 Peter Fordham          24.35
 122 Nick Fordham           25.16
 131 Carol Aikin            25.50
 140 Michael Sikora         26.07
 147 Ally Salisbury         26.28
 194 Eugenio Carmo          28.23
 203 Chris Wright           29.04
 204 Mary Hickson           29.06
 208 Deepa Sharma           29.14
 223 Andrew Brown           30.03
 245 Michelle Martinez      31.46
 260 Katie Walton           33.09

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 7th June
 Mark Herbert finished second...

 1   G Brook (Strag)        17.54
 2   Mark Herbert           18.28
 9   Tom Kearey             22.12
 29  L Howard (Elm)         24.29  (1st woman)
 60  Josie Kearey           28.20
 61  Ann Kearey             28.30
 62  Kevin Kearey           28.30
 83  Christine David        32.33
 84  Tanya Allen            32.44
 85  Lynne Barber           32.45
 86  Heather Martingell     33.27
 87  Mike White             33.29
 88  Deirdre Inman          33.31
 89  Cindy Croucher         33.32
 90  Jar O'Brien            33.33

 BOGNOR REGIS parkrun 5km  Saturday 7th June
 ...as did David Rowe at his new home parkrun at Bognor Regis.

 1   C Bird (Chichester)    18.25
 2   David Rowe             19.49
 12  Lorraine Treadwell (un)23.26  (1st woman) 

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 7th June
 1   A Lawrence (Morpeth)   16.01
 8   A McGhee (Vic Pk Glas) 17.14  (1st woman)
 279 Jo Sinton-Hewitt       24.50
 315 Rachel Revett          25.28
 405 Kirsty Bangham         27.23
 515 Jackie Dunkley         29.31
 632 Oliver Beal            33.44
 684 Wally Garrod           38.26
 690 John Hanscomb          40.34

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 7th June)...
 Beeston: 4 Nick Wright 18.38
 Worcester: 72 Phil Jackson 23.09
 Reading: 121 Louise Atkinson 28.07
 Old Deer Park: 11 Phil Roberts 23.22,  25 Paula Maguire 28.14,  42 Deborah
 Blakemore 36.02
 Swindon: 50 Becky Hall 22.10,  66 Rob Curtis 22.52
 Kingston: 19 Chris Camacho 21.55,  20 Andy Bickerstaff 22.01,  60 Fiona Pugh
 Medina IOW: 80 Juliette Chan 32.49  
 Bryn Bach: 31 Wyn Williams 26.27

 It seemed like a good idea at the time...in May, athletics officials in
 Wroclaw, Poland held an exhibition discus and hammer throws competition from
 a boat moored in the River Odra. The boat was about 57 metres from land.
 About 20 discuses and 5 hammers were lost in the river...