Newsdesk 2014

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 429             9 July 2014
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  Ranelagh juniors on top in Stragglers handicap series  
 *  parkrun placings for Becky Hall, Ted Mockett, Jackson Creegan, Trevor
     Maguire, Mark Herbert, Nick Twomey, David Lawley, Iain Wilson, Wiebke
     Kortum, Karen Weir, Colin Brett, Sacha Kennedy and Lydia Louw 
 *  AGM report  - Life Membership for Paul Sinton-Hewitt
 *  Coad Cup 5 miles summer handicap next Tuesday - please arrive early!
 *  League and GP races Elmbridge 10km and Wedding Day 7km coming up this
 *  Ranelagh Magic Mile tomorrow
 *  Subscriptions are overdue!

 COAD CUP 5 miles SUMMER HANDICAP  Tuesday 15th July in Richmond Park
 All members are welcome for a 7.15pm start but if possible please arrive
 early to give the poor handicapper more time to calculate everyone's
 handicap mark. 

 RANELAGH MAGIC MILE  Thursday 10th July
 David Lawley writes:
 "This is a challenge pitting you against the clock over an iconic distance,
 ONE single mile. It's FREE and open to everybody, we will be setting you off
 in similar ability heats on the track from 7:30pm. Last year proved a great
 competitive spectacle and a really fun evening. This year we're hosting it
 at Osterley sports track, which we have exclusive use of from 7pm. It has
 good parking on Ridgeway Road (TW7 5LN) and at the centre itself but ONLY in
 the yellow bays. Public transport is handy too. Nearest train is Isleworth,
 tube is Osterley on the Piccadilly line nearby and lots of buses go there

 Changing facilities, showers and lockers available in the sports centre.
 There might even be cake, tea and beer after too at mine. More details are here:.

 ELMBRIDGE 10km  Sunday 20th July at Walton
 This is the next race in the Surrey Road League and our own Grand Prix. At
 the time of writing we have about 40 Ranelagh entries. 9am start at
 Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre.  Details:. 

 WEDDING DAY 7km  Friday 25th July in Bushy Park
 The always-popular Wedding Day race is not a Road League event but it is
 included in our Grand Prix. We are regular winners of the Father Onn Mob
 Match trophy for the club  with the greatest number of finishers, excluding
 organisers Stragglers. At the moment just over 50 of us have our names down
 - there's room for more, but don't delay too long as this race regularly
 fills up before the closing date. 7.30pm start in Bushy Park. Details:. 

 PERSEVERANCE WIMBLEDON DASH 5km  Sunday 17th August at Wimbledon Park
 This is the final race in both the Surrey Road League and our Grand Prix.
 9.30am start in Wimbledon Park.  Details:. 

 The next in the summer series of 2km handicap races for juniors takes place
 on Thursday 17th July 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 event in the series is on 28th August.

 Details of the events that make up our summer Road Grand Prix and the
 current scoreboard are on our website here:. The next two events are the
 Elmbridge 10km and the Wedding Day 7km. Both races are popular so you're
 advised to get your entries in early. Then the final race is the
 Perseverance 5km in August. Details of all three above.

 GP leaders after six events: (Open) Nick Twomey 47, Paul Doyle 39, Ted
 Mockett 37, Ian Kenton and Trevor Maguire 25, Phil Killingley 24, Peter
 Faull 23, Stewart Anderson 21, Paul Rider 20 Rick Jenner 19, David Lawley
 17; (Men Over 40) Paul Doyle 21, Bruce McLaren 18, Stewart Anderson 15,
 Trevor Maguire 13; (Men Over 50) Paul Rider 28, Stephen Logue 21, Bill Neely
 14, Colin Brett 11; (Women) Lauren Stewart 18, Marie Synnott-Wells and Megan
 De Silva 15, Heather Martingell 9, Ellen Clague 8, Amelie Hunton and Sally
 Dell 6; (Women Over 40) Marie Synnott-Wells 18, Ellen Clague and Heather
 Martingell 14, Sally Dell and Cindy Croucher 9; (Women Over 50) Sally
 Bamford 14, Deirdre Inman 8, Michele Gibson 7.  

 After four of the six events that make up the League programme this year,
 Ranelagh's men find themselves in 2nd place, trailing Clapham Chasers by two
 points but well clear of the rest. However, with only the best four scores
 from the six races to count there are several other clubs who could move
 themselves into contention. In the women's competition we are the current
 holders of the League title and we hold the lead at this point. Again it's
 Clapham who are our most prominent rivals and they stand just one point
 behind us. But just as in the men's competition it could all change with the
 final two races. In the individual competitions Lauren Stewart and Megan De
 Silva are 2nd and 4th respectively in the Senior Women category, while Nick
 Twomey and Ted Mockett are 3rd and 5th in the Senior Men's. Paul Doyle is
 7th in the M40 class, Paul Rider and Stephen Logue are 2nd and 4th in the
 M50s and Alan and David Meaden are 3rd and 4th in the M60s. Ellen Clague and
 Marie Synnott-Wells are 2nd and 6th in the W45s and Michele Gibson is 5th in
 the W55s.     

 The final two League events are the Elmbridge 10km on Sunday 20th July and
 the Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km on Sunday 17th August - see above for

 Marie Synnott-Wells writes:
 "I'm taking part in the British 10K London Run 2014 on 13th July to raise
 money for the Regional Neurosciences Unit, St George's Hospital Charity and
 I'd really appreciate your support. Donating to my JustGiving page is easy -
 just follow this link and click Donate: 
 JustGiving sends your donation straight to St George's Hospital Charity so
 it's a quick and safe way to donate."

 Karen Weir writes:
 "Ranelagh coach Karen is hosting another Run Technique workshop on Sunday
 13th July. The workshop will start at 10am with the practical element being
 on Richmond Green. This will then be followed by a specific yoga for runners
 session at the nearby lululemon athletica showroom. The workshop will finish
 at 1pm and costs £30. It is suitable for runners of all abilities and
 experience and is a great opportunity to improve your running technique from
 both a performance improvement and injury prevention perspective. The yoga
 session will be led by Veronika Harkness from YogaShooli and will be
 specifically targeted to reach those areas of tightness negatively impacting
 your running. You'll definitely leave this workshop feeling more mobile and
 better able to run to your full potential. For more information or to
 reserve your place, contact karen@runwithkaren.com." 

 8 year-old Ranelagh member Daniel Rushby hit the headlines in the Richmond
 and Twickenham Times when he became the youngest person ever to complete the
 gruelling Three Peaks Challenge last month. Daniel, along with his 10
 year-old brother James and parents Phil and Maia - Ranelagh Harriers all -
 successfully surmounted the highest points in England Scotland and Wales
 with just 22 minutes to spare before the 24 hours limit.  Full story: 

 David Ross of Hermes Running is looking for marshals for the Thames Meander
 series, which consists of a Half Marathon and Marathon on the Thames towpath
 on 23rd August and 1st November. Anyone volunteering to marshal at one event
 will qualify for a free entry to another. Contact info@hermesrunning.com.

 There was sad news from Canada with the sudden death of 94 year-old athlete
 Olga Kotelko, who was featured in our "Finally" section only last week.  

 ...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 Ranelaghon  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 Captain / Team Manager 
 ( e-mail Becky or Phil ranelagh.women@gmail.com  )

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

 Sunday 20th July                 Elmbridge 10km. 9am start.  Details:. 

 Friday 25th July                   Wedding Day 7km in Bushy Park. 7.30pm
 start.  Details:. 

 Sunday 17th August             Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km. 9.30am
 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.  

 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  Tuesday 8th July in the clubhouse
 Our AGM was reasonably well attended, thanks in no small part to the
 post-run tea provided by Carol Barnshaw. Not surprisingly Carol's
 re-election was the most loudly approved! Most of the other club posts were
 retained by the incumbents, the notable exception being the Women's
 Captaincy which was taken over by Becky Hall with thanks to her predecessor
 Estelle Damant. Niall O'Connor decided to stand down as Race Director of our
 10km, where he has done a splendid job for five years. Niall has offered to
 continue to help as part of a team and there are one or two possible
 volunteers to join him. 

 The various reports, even the Treasurer's, were accepted with little query,
 and thanks go to all involved particularly David Rowntree for his detailed
 financial analysis.  

 As most of you will know, Paul Sinton-Hewitt was awarded a CBE in the recent
 Queen's Birthday Honours list for his work with parkrun. We can't quite
 match an investiture at Buckingham Palace, but we were able to offer the
 next best thing - life membership of Ranelagh Harriers. Congratulations

 Full minutes of the meeting will be available shortly.  

 STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP 2km  Thursday 12th June at the Hawker Centre
 This was the third race in the summer series and it saw a record turnout of
 19 juniors in Ranelagh colours. And it was even better to see five of those
 crossing the line in the first five positions. Euan Sinclair, who was first
 home, brother Finlay and Astrid and Frieda Roper were all taking part for
 the first time and had default handicaps, so the "First Lad" award went to
 5th-placed James Rushby and just two places behind James, Ciara McLaren was
 "First Gal". There were personal bests all down the list. Lydia Louw,
 although down in 28th place in the handicap set the fastest girl's time of
 7.55, just 13 seconds slower than the fastest boy. Lydia was actually 3rd
 fastest overall, just ahead of Kabir Sait and Euan Sinclair. In the team
 scoring Ranelagh was well ahead of the rest.   

 1   Euan Sinclair          15.56  (actual time 7.56)
 2   Finlay Sinclair        16.53  (8.53)
 3   Astrid Roper           17.04  (12.04)
 4   Frieda Roper           17.12  (9.12)
 5   James Rushby           17.15  (9.15)
 7   Ciara McLaren          17.29  (10.59)
 10  Luke Maguire           19.03  (9.03)
 11  Arthur Louw            19.17  (8.47)
 12  Matthew Beal           19.19  (9.19)
 14  Jonny Brook            19.22  (8.22)
 15  Charlie Brook          19.27  (10.27)
 19  E Andrews (unatt)      19.42  (7.42 - fastest boy)
 21  Josie Kearey           19.46  (9.16)
 23  Kabir Sait             19.55  (7.55)
 28  Lydia Louw             20.25  (7.55 - fastest girl)
 29  Noah Heron-Brett       20.28  (8.58)
 30  Harvey Bloomer         20.34  (12.34)
 31  Campbell McLaren       20.41  (12.41)
 34  Oliver Beal            21.15  (10.45)

 Minis (500m)
 1   F Hutchings (Strag)     2.44
 2   Afrah Sait              2.51  (1st girl)

 1   Ranelagh H             46
 2   Stragglers             12
 3   Sheen Shufflers        12
 4   26.2 RRC                8  

 NORTH DOWNS 30km  Sunday 22nd June
 1   S Wenk (Maidstone)     1:58.30
 15  A Gounelas (Eton M)    2:16.44  (1st woman)
 443 Marina Quayle          3:44.50

 STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP 2km  Thursday 26th June at the Hawker Centre
 For the fourth race in the series we went one better than before with 20
 Ranelagh runners. We didn't manage to provide the first finisher this time,
 but positions 2 to 8 were all Ranelagh headed by Sam Rushby and Juliet
 Ricketts. They and the winner were all "first timers" so the "First Gal"
 award went to Astrid Roper in 4th place and the "First Lad" once again was
 James Rushby. Fastest overall time again eluded us, but Kabir Sait with a
 big PB was second fastest only three seconds down with a time of 7.42. Lydia
 Louw's 7.52 was third fastest overall but fastest girl ahead of Livvy
 Ricketts. Again there were plenty of personal bests and team-wise we scored
 another big win. With two more events to go (17th July and 28th August) we
 hold a very commanding lead. 

 1   T Dziva (unatt)        16.01  (actual time 11.01)
 2   Sam Rushby             16.02  (11.02)
 3   Juliet Ricketts        17.18  (9.18)
 4   Astrid Roper           18.25  (10.25)
 5   James Rushby           18.30  (9.00)
 6   Oliver Beal            18.32  (10.32)
 7   Thomas Marwood         18.35  (8.35)
 8   Livvy Ricketts         18.37  (8.37)
 10  Campbell McLaren       18.59  (11.29)
 17  Arthur Louw            19.37  (8.37)
 18  Josie Kearey           19.38  (9.08)
 20  E Andrews (unatt)      19.39  (7.39 - fastest boy) 
 21  Jonny Brook            19.40  (8.10)
 23  Tor Heron-Brett        19.40  (9.10)
 25  Kabir Sait             19.42  (7.42)
 26  Matthew Beal           19.43  (9.13)
 28  Luke Maguire           19.51  (8.51)
 29  Lydia Louw             19.52  (7.52 - fastest girl)
 30  Charlie Brook          19.55  (10.55)
 35  Ciara McLaren          20.09  (11.09)
 36  Noah Heron-Brett       20.10  (9.10)
 42 finished 

 Minis (500m)
 1   A Lafeuille (Strag)     2.37
 2   Afrah Sait              2.44  (1st girl)

 Teams                             Overall after four races 
 1   Ranelagh H             49     1   Ranelagh H              156   
 2   Stragglers             19     2   Stragglers               87
 3   Sheen Shufflers        17     3   Sheen Shufflers          53
                                   4   St Mary's Richmond AC    32
                                   5   26.2 RRC                 29
 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km  Friday 27th June in Hyde Park
 1   R Weston (Serp)        16.00
 24  C Wilding (Serp)       19.17  (1st woman)
 139 Alan Davidson          23.38 

 Peter Fordham writes:
 "The finest Alpine Race team to ever represent Ranelagh Harriers  (P.F. to
 Editor: 'Please confirm'. Editor: 'No, I won't confirm') comprising Mike
 Peace, Phil Jackson and Peter Fordham flew to Switzerland to take part in
 the Aletsch Mountain Race starting at 1950 metres in Bettmeralp.
 With a combined age of over 190, the three old mountain goats spent their
 entire annual immobility allowance to pay for this trip and were ordered to
 leave their bus passes and sticks at home.
 The team prepared with two days of extreme hiking before the race, which was
 shortened to 13k because of bad weather on race day. All recorded honourable
 times for the appalling conditions and inevitable incontinence breaks.  On
 returning, two of the group couldn't remember having been to Switzerland,
 and the other couldn't remember why.  However, the trip was deemed to be
 such a success that Ranelagh will now be purchasing a rest home high up in
 the Alps for knackered old members. Funds will be raised by doubling club
 subs, tea mornings, bingo evenings, and ballroom dancing. 

 Fit youngsters also welcome next year."

 1    C Cesar (Switz)        51.08
 1322 Phil Jackson           95.18 
 1524 Peter Fordham         100.01
 1801 Mike Peace            113.43
 1904 finished
 HARRY HAWKES 10 miles  Sunday 29th June at Thames Ditton
 1   A Maud (Clapham C)     52.41
 20  B Levene (AFD)         62.32  (1st woman)
 183 Chris Read             83.48
 193 Rachel Revett          84.13  

 CAPITAL RUNNERS 10km  Sunday 29th June in Bushy Park
 1   P Natali (Camb U)      32.25
 18  K Morgan (Clap)        38.24
 53  Jonny Rowan            42.57
 274 Julie Teal             64.13 

 IRONMAN FRANCE  Sunday 29th June at Nice
 David Rowe completed another Ironman in fine style with a 3:42 marathon,
 just inside the top 50 in his age group. You can read David's full account
 on his blog here:
 . Results:
 Swim time: 1:06:09 - 442nd overall, 94th in M40-44 age group
 Bike time: 5:23:13 - post bike position 202nd overall, 40th in M40-44 age
 Run time: 3:42:17
 Overall result: 10:21:20, 266th overall, 49th in M40-44 age group

 1   D Archer (N Derby)     38.22
 21  Ted Mockett            44.22
 22  O Walwyn (Altrincham)  44.38         

 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap  Wednesday 2nd July at Woking
 1   T Bodoano (unatt)      25.44  (actual time 22.44)
 2   Sonia Rowland          26.21  (20.21)
 14  Louise Piears          27.43  (21.28)
 17  Steve Rowland          28.14  (23.44)
 Also Alan Davidson                (22.18)              

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th June
 1   N Hughes (unatt)       17.14 
 20  L Broughton (Rich CC)  20.18  (1st woman)
 33  Steve Aikin            21.25
 62  Amrut Sharma           22.52
 87  Sally Yau              23.57
 97  Eugenio Carmo          24.26
 117 Carol Aikin            25.03   
 122 Michael Sikora         25.17
 193 Tony Clark             28.05
 204 Deepa Sharma           28.26
 248 Martin Clark           30.44
 260 Bronwen Northmore      31.22
 264 Matthew Beal           31.33
 288 Oliver Beal            32.56
 318 Andrew Brown           37.52
 327 Pat Hewlett            40.11
 328 Bev Ali                40.50

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th June
 Nick Twomey and Mark Herbert were 2nd and 3rd across the line, while Becky
 Hall was the leading woman.

 1   Unknown                17.21
 2   Nick Twomey            17.23
 3   Mark Herbert           18.38 
 15  Becky Hall             21.27  (1st woman)
 19  Kevin Kearey           22.13
 28  Tom Kearey             23.09    
 61  Emily Kearey           27.01
 75  Josie Kearey           27.56
 77  Ann Kearey             28.06
 92  Lynne Barber           30.59
 93  Penny Merrett          31.08
 96  Tracey Small           31.51
 98  Tamsin Burland         32.13
 100 Deirdre Inman          34.06
 104 Su Clark               35.04
 105 Lexi Slaughter         35.30

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th June
 Colin Brett finished third.

 1   D Miller (Barnes)      18.29
 3   Colin Brett            19.39
 8   Stewart Anderson       20.01
 16  A Coates (unatt)       21.32  (1st woman)
 87  Deborah Blakemore      34.22

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th June
 1   A Lawrence (Morpeth)   15.41
 18  H Page (Dartford)      18.23  (1st woman)
 45  Nick Wright            19.37
 135 Adam Wright            21.43
 155 Simon Lawrence         21.59
 256 Ian Grange             23.12 
 456 Teresa Segovia         25.53
 469 Kirsty Bangham         26.05
 683 Jackie Dunkley         29.16
 905 Wally Garrod           38.02
 923 John Hanscomb          41.04

 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th June
 David Lawley finished second.

 1   A McGeoch-William (WV) 17.52
 2   David Lawley           18.27
 12  R Allsop (unatt)       23.58  (1st woman)
 24  Catherine Holman       26.16  

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th June
 1   E Catmur (TH&H)        17.45
 7   Iain Wilson            19.19
 21  Chris Camacho          21.30
 26  P Peever (Wimb W)      22.02  (1st woman)
 45  Simon Taylor           23.59
 79  Annemarie Goodridge    30.52
 80  Wiebke Kortum          30.52

 FOREST OF DEAN parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th June
 Marc Snaith finished 3rd.

 1   J Hamilton (unatt)     18.13
 3   Marc Snaith            19.06
 20  M Britten (unatt)      22.03  (1st woman)

 LYME PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th June
 Ted Mockett was the winner.

 1   Ted Mockett            19.27
 22  A Booth (unatt)        24.54  (1st woman)
 45  Ellen Van Keulen       29.39 

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 28st June)...
 Bedfont Lakes: 9 Ian Kenton 19.52
 Reading: 93 Louise Atkinson 29.49
 Upton Court: 40 Chris Wright 24.58,  72 Mary Hickson 30.27
 Northala Fields: 36 Mike White 27.11
 Lanhydrock: 32 Sue Camp 30.20
 Walthamstow: 8 Ben Shore 21.50 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th July
 Jackson Creegan was the overall winner and Wiebke Kortum and Karen Weir were
 2nd and 3rd in the women's section.

 1   Jackson Creegan        16.49
 7   Craig Maclellan        18.58
 19  Bill Neely             20.40
 35  Steve Aikin            21.56 
 36  C Hewitt (unatt)       21.58  (1st woman)
 41  Wiebke Kortum          22.07
 50  Karen Weir             22.52
 55  Amrut Sharma           23.17
 68  Eugenio Carmo          23.46
 86  Rob Kitchen            24.37
 95  Michael Sikora         25.16
 99  Nick Fordham           25.32
 104 Carol Aikin            25.50
 145 Andrew Brown           27.28
 171 Deepa Sharma           28.50
 190 Martin Clark           30.34
 219 Katie Walton           33.46
 235 Pat Hewlett            38.44
 239 Bev Ali                40.34
 240 Penny Merrett          40.34  

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th July
 1   A Jaksevicius (unatt)  16.46
 11  Nick Wright            18.32
 18  C Fortune (Linlith)    18.55  (1st woman)
 117 Adam Wright            21.50
 151 Paul Sinton-Hewitt     22.28     
 351 Teresa Segovia         25.36
 795 Danny Hobbs            37.48
 798 Wally Garrod           38.03
 821 John Hanscomb          41.11
 832 Kirsty Bangham         67.45  

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th July
 1   Unknown                17.53
 6   C Bond (Strag)         20.07  (1st woman)
 11  Daniel Chiechi         21.37
 34  Mel Davison            24.55
 39  Michelle Davies        25.12
 58  Mike White             27.13
 59  Heather Martingell     27.22
 71  Nigel Coombes          28.27
 76  Tamsin Burland         30.53
 83  Tanya Allen            31.59
 87  Deirdre Inman          34.04
 89  Su Clark               34.53
 94  Clare Hulacki          37.54
 100 Lexi Slaughter         44.15
 101 Waldron Slaughter      44.47

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th July
 Top spot for Trevor Maguire.

 1   Trevor Maguire         18.32
 10  Paul Gilbert           21.42
 161 G Munro (Old Deers)    22.09  (1st woman)
 19  Phil Roberts           23.04
 29  Wyn Williams           26.58
 45  Christine David        31.54
 46  Lynne Barber           31.54

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th July
 Iain Wilson finished 2nd.

 1   A Hughes (Strag)       18.56
 2   Iain Wilson            19.54
 4   M Galea (Clap)         20.02  (1st woman)
 14  Chris Camacho          21.34
 16  Andy Bickerstaff       21.37
 43  Hannah Doyle           25.04
 59  Fiona Pugh             26.47 
 74  Annemarie Goodridge    30.08

 KINGSBURY WATER parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th July
 David Lawley was 3rd.

 1   H Bush (Tamworth)      17.39
 3   David Lawley           18.07
 19  B Padbury (Hinck)      20.41  (1st woman)
 116 Cathy Holman           26.36

 NORTHALA FIELDS parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th July
 Mark Herbert was first home.

 1   Mark Herbert           17.53
 8   L Marchant (26.2)      20.47  (1st woman)
 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 5th July)...
 Roundhay: 21 Duncan Mallison 21.24
 Black Park: 240 Louise Atkinson 29.31
 Dulwich: 77 Paul Doyle 17.29
 Medina IOW: 103 Juliette Chan 32.52
 Nonsuch: 27 Paul Rider 19.39
 Gunnersbury: 92 John Herriott 25.13
 Weymouth: 17 Phil Jackson 22.39
 Peckham Rye: 55 Peter Fordham 25.29

 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 6th July
 Second-claimer Sacha Kennedy was the leading girl with Lydia Louw not far

 1   J Poncia (SMR)          7.08
 5   Sacha Kennedy (SMR)     7.54  (1st girl)
 8   Euan Sinclair           7.58
 9   Lydia Louw              8.04
 16  Leonie Kennedy (SMR)    8.19
 21  Finlay Sinclair         8.32
 39  Arthur Louw             9.10
 48  Matthew Beal            9.23
 121 Eilidh Sinclair        10.41
 126 Oliver Beal            10.56
 143 Ciara McLaren          11.18
 170 Campbell McLaren       12.03
 SAVILL GARDEN JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 6th July
 1   H Turner (Cookham)      7.22
 7   E Jones (Brack)         8.22  (1st girl)
 106 Thomas Lane            15.42
 107 Connor Scally          15.46  

 From The Times:
 "Athletes can be tricked into beating their personal best if they are told
 they are performing worse than they actually are, according to research.
 Scientists believe that the technique helps athletes overcome an artificial
 performance limit set by the brain, which normally helps protect the body
 from exhaustion and injury. The study at Indiana University involved 14
 competitive male cyclists who took part in four 4km time trials. The first
 time trial familiarised the cyclists with the procedure and the second was
 used to set their baseline performance. In the third and fourth, the
 cyclists were shown two avatars side by side on a computer monitor. One
 showed their current session's stats and the other purported to show their
 baseline stats - but in one of the sessions these were inflated to 102 per
 cent of baseline. During the deception session, most cyclists improved their
 performance and the group average speed increased by 2.1 per cent over
 baseline. Scientists believe that while an athlete's brain may tell them
 they are working at their limit, their body has a residual reserve of energy
 that can be tapped into."