Newsdesk 2014

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 430             23 July 2014
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  Penny Merrett wins the Coad Cup
 *  Fastest times by Ralph Street and Megan De Silva
 *  Ralph Street and Becky Hall run fastest times in the Ranelagh Magic Mile
 *  Nick Twomey and Megan De Silva lead our teams at the Elmbridge 10km
 *  Thirteen runners complete our beginners course
 *  parkrun placings for Lydia Louw, Michelle Davies, Ralph Street, Nick
     Wright, Becky Hall, Nick Twomey, Mel Davison, Ted Mockett and Colin Brett  
 *  GP races Wedding Day 7km and Wimbledon Dash 5km coming up soon
 *  Subscriptions are overdue!

 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 70 of us have our names down
 - there's room for more, and at the time of writing entries are still being
 accepted. 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 fifth of the summer series of 2km handicap races for juniors took place
 on Thursday 17th July but results have yet to appear. There's a break now
 before the final event on 28th August 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.  

 ...was chosen to represent South Africa in the Triathlon at the Commonwealth
 Games. She is entered for the individual race on 24th July and in the relay
 on 26th July. Congratulations Gill, and good luck.

 Details of the events that make up our summer Road Grand Prix and the
 current scoreboard are on our website here:. Last Sunday's Elmbridge 10km was
 the seventh GP race, and the last two are the Wedding Day 7km, followed by
 the Perseverance 5km in August. Details above.

 GP leaders after seven events: (Open) Nick Twomey 59, Ted Mockett 47, Paul
 Doyle 39, Ian Kenton 36, Trevor Maguire 33, Peter Faull 26, Phil Killingley
 and Dave Lawley 24, Stewart Anderson 23, Paul Rider 22 Rick Jenner 19, Marie
 Synnott-Wells 17; (Men Over 40) Paul Doyle 21, Stewart Anderson 20, Trevor
 Maguire 19, Bruce McLaren 18, Rob Curtis 9 (Men Over 50) Paul Rider 33,
 Stephen Logue 23, Colin Brett 15, Bill Neely 14, Lloyd Camp 9; (Women) Megan
 De Silva 21, Lauren Stewart 18, Marie Synnott-Wells 16, Ellen Clague and
 Heather Martingell 9, Marilyn Horne 8; (Women Over 40) Marie Synnott-Wells
 24, Ellen Clague 17, Heather Martingell 14, Sally Dell and Cindy Croucher 9,
 Wiebke Kortum 8; (Women Over 50) Sally Bamford 19, Marilyn Horne 12, Carol
 Aikin 10, Deirdre Inman 8, Michele Gibson 7. 

 Scores following the Elmbridge 10km have not yet appeared. The final League
 event is the Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km on Sunday 17th August - see
 above for details.

 SURREY ROAD RELAYS  Sunday 7th September at Wimbledon Park
 Owing to the unavailability of the Wimbledon Park track on the usual
 Saturday date, the county road relay championships have been moved to Sunday
 7th September starting at 12 noon. As usual the senior men's race will be
 over 6 stages of approximately 3 miles, the senior women, W35, M40 and M50
 events will be over 4 laps and the W45 and M60 will be over 3 laps.    

 RIVER RELAY  Sunday 7th September from Virginia Water to Ham
 This is a 5 stage relay over an approximate marathon distance, individual
 stages varying between 4 and 7 miles. The first stage is all within Windsor
 Great Park, subsequent stages follow the Thames towpath to finish at the
 Hawker Centre. Teams must include at least one woman and no more than three
 senior men. The balance can be made up by women or veteran men. If you're
 interested contact Michelle Davies Michelle.Davies@richmond.gov.uk . Note
 however that this is the same day as the Surrey Road Relays - see above.   

 SOUTHERN COACHING CONFERENCE  Saturday 27th September at Lee Valley
 Athletics Centre 
 Julia Bailey at England Athletics writes:
  "This year's Southern Coaching Conference bookings are now open and if you
 book by 15th August you receive a £10 discount at £30 instead of £40.
 Follow the  link:.
 This year we are offering new exciting workshops, for you and your members,
 these include: 
 Core or Trunk - what's the difference and how do you train it?
 Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshop
 Adapting Athletics - implementing the principles of the inclusion spectrum
 and STEP in run, jump and throw activities." 

 We're sorry to report that Mike McDowell died after a lengthy illness on
 Friday July 11th at the age of 86, having been a Ranelagh member for some 63
 years. A full obituary will follow.  

 It seems that there is now one more "official" pond in Richmond Park to be
 visited on our Brasher Ponds Runs. On Friday 11th July, Sir David
 Attenborough opened Attenborough Pond, located a short way up the road from
 Robin Hood Gate to Pen Ponds car park. Sir David arrived on a dray pulled by
 two Shire Horses and cut a large ribbon to formally open the pond and a new
 bench inscribed with a quote from Henry David Thoreau; "It's not what you
 look at that matters, it's what you see". 

 Many of you have recently received a reminder from England Athletics to
 renew your EA registration, which is £10 per year. The club absorbs this
 charge and pays it on your behalf, though the reminders were sent out before
 we had been able to make our first bulk payment - so if you received a
 reminder please ignore it. However, the registration payment is naturally
 only made if you are up to date with your club subscription!  If you haven't
 yet paid, please do so - details below. 

 ...are overdue! 
 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 .  

 ...to Aine and Niall O'Connor on the arrival of a son Ruairi on July 10th
 ...and to Stacey Barber on the arrival of daughter Rose.

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

 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 http://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.  

 COAD CUP 5 MILES HANDICAP  Tuesday 15th July in Richmond Park
 The Coad Cup became a victim of its own success this year, as 80 members and
 guests turned up to take part. With many of them being first-timers in
 Ranelagh races, the handicapper had lots of extra work to do and the upshot
 was that it was well past the scheduled 7.15pm start time before everyone -
 runners, officials and handicapper - had assembled at the start. With the
 Park due to close at 9pm it was judiciously decided that the race would be
 run this year as a scratch race, with the handicap result worked out
 afterwards. This came as a bit of a shock to the marshals already out on the
 course who, not knowing of the change, were waiting for earliest starters to
 appear in ones and twos, only to find Ralph Street rapidly bearing down on
 them pursued by a mob of blue vests! 

 It was great to see Ralph obviously back in good shape. He loped along with
 the leaders for a while before taking off on his own and had time to chat to
 the marshals on his way round to a time of 26.41 - over two minutes clear of
 second-placed Phil Killingley. However, those performances only earned them
 59th and 64th place respectively in the handicap. Ian Kenton and newcomer
 Kris Davidson also ducked inside the half hour, and Mark Herbert and Ted
 Mockett were both within spitting distance of the barrier. Mark's 30.06 got
 him up to third place and a bronze medal in the handicap, but he'd have
 needed to find another half a minute to challenge the two handicap leaders
 Penny Merrett and Marina Quayle. When the maths was complete, Penny was
 found to have two seconds in hand over Marina and the cup was hers -
 deservedly so, as she had spent the latter part of the race ushering home
 Helen Maxfield and might otherwise have set a time somewhat faster.      

 Fastest woman was Megan De Silva on 33.10, ahead of Marie Synnott-Wells and
 Marilyn Horne.

 As stats guru Ken Powley remarked, this was new handicapper Angus Cater's
 most successfully framed handicap to date, with the bulk of the field home
 within four minutes. Well done Angus, you're getting the hang of it!   

 ELMBRIDGE 10km  Sunday 20th July at Walton
 Runners at this year's Elmbridge 10km were spared the temperatures in the
 high 20s that had been a feature of the week's weather, but there was still
 high humidity to deal with. We had a pretty good turnout of some forty
 runners, but unfortunately we were soon reduced by one as our leading man
 Steve Whitehead pulled out with a recurrence of a hamstring injury at about
 the 3km mark. This left Nick Twomey and Ian Kenton at the head of our pack
 and both ran within a few seconds of their PBs in the low 36s. Ted Mockett
 came in next about a minute behind and then there was Mark Herbert whose
 37.36 was a PB. Trevor Maguire was just outside 38, pursued by another PB
 man Dave Lawley.  And so it went on, with a fair smattering of PBs all down
 the field including a first sub-50 from Rachel Revett.

 Mick Lane's sub-40 was good for 5th place in the M50 section and just behind
 him our leading woman Megan De Silva was 10th in her race with another
 sub-40 performance, albeit only on chip timing. Marie Synnott-Wells and
 Wiebke Kortum were 4th and 5th in the W45 category but both were headed by
 Marilyn Horne who has made quite an impact amongst the W55s this summer.
 Today she won her class by a mere eight minutes!   

 BEGINNERS COURSE  Tuesday 8th July in Richmond Park
 Deborah Blakemore reports:
 "The annual eight week Beginners Running Course finished Tuesday 8th July
 with the traditional 5k event of two laps round Sidmouth Wood. We had a
 smaller number this year but the sense of achievement could be felt by
 everybody involved and I am once again very proud of all the ladies. A big
 thank you must go to Bev, Lynne and Claire for their support over the eight
 weeks, to Cindy for her continued support to help set this course up and to
 Simon for providing the timing at our final event. The Development Group
 will re-start again on Tuesday evenings aimed at runners who are currently
 running 35+ minutes for a 5k."

 1   Annie Recuerda         35.31
 2   Sarah Irving           37.30
     Siobain Gadsby         37.30
     Maggie Russell         37.30
     Allison Rainey         37.30
 6   Christine O'Grady      38.28
 7   Claire Kearns          39.25
     Joanna Tippins         39.25
 9   Elizabeth Morrisey     39.54
 10  Marcia Field           40.00
 11  Kate McDonald          40.04
 12  Sian Little            41.26
 13  Penny Fahy             42.39

 WIMBLEDON COMMON ADVENTURE TRAIL RACE 3  7.8 miles  Wednesday 9th July
 The third and final event in Andy Bix's Wimbledon Common series was the
 longest at 7.8 miles, taking in two laps of Andy's favourite bits along
 Beverly Brook and up the Toastrack. Megan De Silva, Marie Synnott-Wells and
 Sonia Rowland were all set to whitewash their respective categories with
 three straight wins, but for Megan things failed to go to plan. She was
 unlucky to run off course early on and ended up covering an extra couple of
 miles and trailing home in 43rd place. Marie made no mistake, however, and
 finished second in the women's race and first W45. Sonia too kept on course
 and her 64.08 not only placed her first in the W55 class but was also the
 top age-graded performance at 81.25%. Mark Herbert's 6th place today gained
 him third spot overall, while Peter Fordham secured the M60 overall win.     

 1   P James (Clapham)      46.48
 6   Mark Herbert           49.46
 11  R Stearn (unatt)       56.48  (1st woman)
 13  Marie Synnott-Wells    58.06
 18  Lloyd Camp             60.15
 19  Wiebke Kortum          60.37
 23  Bruce McLaren          61.54
 31  Sonia Rowland          64.08
 38  Peter Fordham          67.27
 43  Megan De Silva         69.37
 57  Rachel Revett          73.01
 62  Carol Aikin            74.41          

 RANELAGH MAGIC MILE  Thursday 10th July at Osterley
 Dave Lawley reports:
 "After a muggy grey day, the sun broke out for what was to be another
 another 'Magic mile' evening. In true Ranelagh fashion, runners appeared
 from every corner of the Osterley race track and not in true Ranelagh
 fashion, on time. 16 runners in all took part in 3 heats. 
 Winning heat one was the impressive Phil Andrews in 05:40, who led out from
 the start. Leading woman Becky Hall followed in 6.20. Next up in heat two
 was the surprise youngster of the evening Michael Moran who from out of
 nowhere shocked heat two by winning in 05:15. The ever improving and new
 member Mark Birch (05:16) pulled away on the last lap and gave it all to try
 and catch him but in the end the junior just held out. A very solid
 performance from the youngster and Mark adds 'I just couldn't catch him'. 
 Last but not least came the third and final heat, which was won before it
 had even started. The legend that is Ralph Street made a very welcome and
 surprise appearance, much to Nick Twomey's dismay. I have never had the
 pleasure of witnessing Ralph run before and to be honest still haven't as he
 was so far ahead we had to squint to see him, just like the Coad cup on
 Thursday (15th July) where he politely stayed with the front group for the
 first half mile then vanished. He made 04:28 look easy and the rest of the
 heat average. That said, there were some great performances and improvements
 from last year's times. Personally I chose to ignore Vaughan Ramsay's advice
 from last year to 'Go hell for leather from the start', which seemed to suit
 me much better. 
 It was all over too quickly but was a lovely evening, ending with cakes (of
 course) from the lovely Cathy Holman and big thanks to Rick Jenner for his
 organisational prowess. If you have never run a mile before it is great fun
 for all levels especially round the track for a change. So, fear not as we
 hope to run another one in September."

 1   Ralph Street            4.28  (heat 3)
 2   Nick Twomey             4.56  (3)
 3   Dave Lawley             5.04  (3)
 4   Marc Snaith             5.11  (3)
 5   Duncan Mallison         5.13  (3)
 6   Michael Moran           5.15  (2)
 7   Rick Jenner             5.16  (3)
 8   Mark Birch              5.16  (2)
 9   Vaughan Ramsay          5.33  (2)
 10  Carl Moran              5.34  (2)
 11  Phil Andrews            5.40  (1)
 12  Liam Griffin            5.57  (2)
 13  Bruce McLaren           5.57  (2)
 14  Becky Hall              6.20  (1)
 15  Rob Curtis              6.23  (3)
 16  Rachel Revett           7.08  (1)    

 BRITISH LONDON 10km  Sunday 13th July
 1   A Milne (Enfield)      32.07  (chip time 32.07)
 12  E Monks (Soton)        38.34  (38.33 - 1st woman)
 413 Marie Synnott-Wells    49.27  (44.02)  

 SURREY BADGER HALF MARATHON  Sunday 13th July at Dorking
 1   R MacDonald (unatt)    1:19.17  (chip time 1:19.16)
 40  C Bieyer (Barnes)      1:40.24  (1:40.18 - 1st woman)
 282 Chris Read             2:05.20  (2:05.03)      

 CLAYGATE COUNTRY 5 miles  Monday 14th July
 1   N Aitken (Clapham)     27.43
 186 Alan Davidson          42.19
 321 Jackie Dunkley         51.10
 396 John Hanscomb          70.08  

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km  Friday 18th July in Hyde Park (one week
 1   E McCormack (Dul)      16.50
 40  I Rea (West 4)         19.43  (1st woman)
 114 Alan Davidson          24.23   

 1   M Collins (Lon Hth)    1:20.48  (chip time 1:20.48)
 20  L Buchanan (CP Tri)    1:36.07  (1:35.52)
 99  Tom Reay               2:02.54  (2:02.27)  

 CHALLENGE ROTH IRONMAN TRIATHLON  Sunday 20th July in Bavaria, Germany
 Simon Burrell reports:
 "OK, so I've done another triathlon but anyone who has done this distance
 will know, this one is all about the run. The swim and bike legs are really
 just warm-ups for the main event. Roth is the iconic flagship event of the
 Challenge series. Logistics were interesting as the swim start, bike finish,
 run start and run finish are in three different locations. The weather
 forecast for Sunday was on the crispy side of sweltering. 

 The swim (3.8k or 2.4m) was in an impressive Germanic canal, so one stretch
 was almost 2k long without a turn. For a slow swimmer like myself the
 boredom factor was overcome every 10 minutes or so by the front of the next
 wave swimming around and sometimes over me as they swarmed forward in a
 pack.  Grabbed legs, punched head and kicked ribs all featured in the fun.  

 The bike course (180k or 112m) took in some lovely rolling Bavarian
 countryside and pretty villages with two large loops and the impressive
 Solarberg (hill) where swarms of noisy spectators lined the uphill slog in
 Tour de France style. Plenty of fluid was taken in on the bike but the heat
 still took its toll on the body. A nice German official gave me a black card
 for riding too close to the bike in front, so I had a welcome 8 min break at
 about 75m to stretch and take a loo stop.

 Coming off the bike was where the fun started.  Anyone who has completed a
 marathon will know that the last few miles can require some real digging in,
 as the pain kicks in and the body begs you to stop. I have never had to run
 26.2 miles where that feeling started from the first few steps! The only
 thing keeping me going on that run was the certainty that this was by far
 the stupidest thing I had ever done and I may as well finish in a fair time
 as I was certainly not foolish enough to do it again. 

 In the last 10k of the run, mercifully the heavens opened and the thunder
 and lightning created a dramatic backdrop to our collective foolhardiness. I
 can confirm that running a marathon in high humidity at 34 degrees is not
 much fun but sadly the rain didn't wash away the pain. I was happy with a
 4:15 run/walk on the day even if it was more than an hour outside of my

 That was by far and away the most brutal thing I have ever done, and easily
 the most stupid. Saying that, within 36 hours I was starting to talk about
 how I might be able to shave 45 mins off across the three disciplines...
 Deborah just looked on with a knowing smile. A big shout out to Deborah who
 completed a very challenging 12+ hour spectate without a car and having to
 hitch at one point. Having someone hold my hand as I walked up that final
 hill at 38k came as a very welcome support!

 My time of 12:06 was in context of the winner who managed 7:56 (you do the
 maths!) and Sister Madonna Buder, who at 83 managed a very impressive time
 of 16:48.  Definitely a life affirming and defining experience but not for
 the faint hearted!"

 1    T Bracht (Germany)    7:56.00
 1348 Simon Burrell        12:06.14  (swim 1:40.25, trans 6.54, bike 5:57.15,
 trans 6.24, run 4:15.18 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 12th July
 Nick Twomey, Ted Mockett, Rick Jenner and David Lawley all set PBs in
 filling positions 2 - 5, but perhaps the most impressive performance came
 from 9 year-old Lydia Louw who cracked 21 minutes for the first time and was
 first female to finish. 

 1   P Cheetham (Barnes)    17.03
 2   Nick Twomey            17.31
 3   Ted Mockett            17.43
 4   Rick Jenner            17.59
 5   David Lawley           18.08
 13  Richard Holme          19.14
 20  Stewart Anderson       19.58
 31  Lydia Louw             20.54  (1st woman)   
 37  Steve Aikin            21.38 
 81  Eugenio Carmo          24.16
 94  Michael Sikora         24.54
 95  Carol Aikin            25.00
 98  Arthur Louw            25.18
 99  James Rushby           25.26
 107 Maia Rushby            25.54
 115 Simon Taylor           26.30
 155 Colin Rogal            28.11
 163 Daniel Rushby          28.37
 164 Phil Rushby            28.38
 211 Michelle Martinez      32.06
 213 Claire-Louise French   32.20 
 257 Pat Hewlett            41.00 

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 12th July
 An impressive winning time by Ralph Street.

 1   Ralph Street           15.33
 8   H Munn (Kettering)     17.54  (1st woman)
 407 Kirsty Bangham         25.58
 546 Mary Hickson           28.07
 718 Matthew Beal           32.28
 741 Oliver Beal            33.21
 832 John Hanscomb          41.02

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 12th July
 Mel Davison was third woman home.

 1   G Williams (unatt)     18.38
 9   Paul Sinton-Hewitt     20.35
 13  Daniel Chiechi         21.18
 16  Kevin Kearey           21.30
 21  Lee Davies             22.26
 23  Tom Kearey             22.38
 29  A Kotwinski (unatt)    23.32  (1st woman)   
 36  Mel Davison            24.01
 39  Jane Craigie-Payne     24.27
 40  Michelle Davies        24.28
 45  Jo Sinton-Hewitt       25.07
 65  Rachel Allen           27.07
 66  Ann Kearey             27.12
 72  Nigel Coombes          27.28
 83  Tamsin Burland         29.13
 84  Heather Martingell     29.14
 95  Cindy Croucher         31.46
 96  Tracey Small           31.46
 97  Tanya Allen            31.54
 110 Allison Rainey         39.12
 114 Waldron Slaughter      42.57
 115 Lexi Slaughter         42.58 

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 12th July
 Colin Brett was third.

 1   K Davidson (unatt)     18.01
 3   Colin Brett            19.30
 17  S Hutton (unatt)       21.41  (1st woman)
 35  Wyn Williams           27.03
 42  Paula Maguire          27.59

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 12th July
 1   P Bowden (Strag)       18.16
 6   M Garner (Strag)       19.20  (1st woman)
 17  Andy Bickerstaff       21.10
 18  Chris Camacho          21.12
 21  Wiebke Kortum          21.36
 41  Tom Reay               24.48
 68  Jar O'Brien            28.35
 82  Alison Dicks           32.44 

 NORTHALA FIELDS parkrun 5km  Saturday 12th July
 Becky Hall was second woman.

 1   B Stakelum (Ealing E)  18.42
 4   K Pardoe (unatt)       19.48  (1st woman)
 11  Becky Hall             21.10
 13  Rob Curtis             22.28

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 12th July)...
 Bedfont Lakes: 77 Tony Clark 28.24
 Milton Keynes: 4 Marc Snaith 18.45
 Southsea: 68 Alan Davidson 23.50
 Wimbledon Common: 209 Alberto Esguevillas 26.43
 Hampstead Heath: 6 Nick Wright 19.17
 Wycombe Rye: 78 John Herriott 25.45
 Frimley Lodge: 101 Sonia Rowland 23.02,  239 Steve Rowland 27.14 
 Dulwich: 19 Alex Fordham 19.42, 77 Nick Fordham 24.30,  78 Peter Fordham
 Kingsbury Water: 127 Michelle Hovanessian 26.49
 Osterley: 46 Penny Fahy 45.21,  47 Mike White 45.22
 Fulham Palace: 39 Amrut Sharma 22.43, 113 Deepa Sharma 27.27
 Fountains Abbey: 51 Phil Jackson 24.02

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 19th July
 For the second week in succession 9 year-old Lydia Louw was the leading

 1   Unknown                17.07
 10  Craig Maclellan        19.07
 13  Richard Holme          19.45
 26  Lydia Louw             21.26  (1st woman)   
 27  Bruce McLaren          21.31
 39  Steve Aikin            22.24 
 81  Eugenio Carmo          24.37
 82  Amrut Sharma           24.40
 87  Colin Lloyd            24.59
 99  Arthur Louw            25.37   
 111 Carol Aikin            25.56
 119 James Rushby           26.23
 125 Michael Sikora         26.37
 154 Tony Clark             27.59
 163 Leeanne Bryce          28.31
 195 Val Lowman             30.27
 207 Peter Lowman           31.58           
 252 Pat Hewlett            43.38
 153 Bev Ali                43.39 

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 19th July
 1   A Lawrence (Morpeth)   16.12
 34  K Tanaka (B2P Tri)     19.43  (1st woman)
 36  David Ready            19.45
 108 Amelie Hunton          21.44
 355 Teresa Segovia         25.34 
 588 Mary Hickson           29.41
 604 Jackie Dunkley         30.08
 760 Wally Garrod           39.05
 770 John Hanscomb          41.53

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 19th July
 Michelle Davies was the leading woman.

 1   A Keane (unatt)        18.25
 18  Michelle Davies        22.12  (1st woman)    
 22  Lee Davies             22.38
 56  Rachel Allen           27.16
 65  Tamsin Burland         28.32 
 66  Heather Martingell     28.32
 67  Josie Kearey           28.41
 71  Ann Kearey             28.48  
 79  Cindy Croucher         33.02

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 19th July
 A win for Nick Wright..

 1   Nick Wright            18.33
 11  G Munro (Old Deers)    21.46  (1st woman)
 17  Phil Roberts           23.08
 38  Lorna Smith            27.10

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 19th July
 1   A McGeoch-Williams (26.2) 17.48
 16  Chris Camacho          21.35 
 27  A Gracey (Sweatshop)   24.06  (1st woman)
 35  Tom Reay               24.52
 59  Annemarie Goodridge    30.57
 60  Wiebke Kortum          30.57  

 BOGNOR REGIS parkrun 5km  Saturday 19th July
 David Rowe's 300th parkrun...

 1   P Mitchinson (Victory) 17.49
 7   David Rowe             20.47
 15  C Moyle (Brighton & H) 22.19  (1st woman)
 37  Kirsty Bangham         25.05
 93  Sharon Rowe            36.01    

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 19th July)...
 Finsbury: 50 Peter Fordham 26.20
 Killerton: 21 Michael Moran 20.09
 Conkers: 120 Louise Atkinson 29.30
 Ally Pally: 16 Andres Arana Garcia 23.17
 Greenpoint: 10 Bill Neely 19.43
 Fulham Palace: 83 Lynne Barber 27.18,  106 Christine David 29.02,  121
 Tracey Small 31.34
 Fountains Abbey: 58 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.28
 Parke: 44 Mike White 27.20
 Oakwell Hall: 66 Phil Jackson 25.56

 From The Times:
 "The weather makes a considerable difference to runners' performance,
 especially air temperature. Runners dread hot race days - analysis of the
 Boston Marathon found that a 1 degree C increase in temperature slowed the
 wining time by, on average 20 seconds for men and 21 seconds for women. The
 best race times were produced in temperatures ranging between 10 and 24
 degrees C on a dry, cloudy day. Strong headwinds slow runners, but one
 surprise was that a light drizzle encouraged better performances, by cooling
 the athletes despite them having to run in soggy clothes and shoes. One
 reason that temperature plays such a big role is that runners generate
 ferocious rates of heat, which they have to get rid of rapidly by sweating,
 otherwise their performance suffers. Runners that cannot lose heat fast
 enough also risk heat stroke, when the body dehydrates rapidly and blood
 thickens because it does not have enough  fluid, and body temperature runs
 out of control. The runner can fall unconscious and even die. In fact,
 serious heat problems can crop up even in mild weather. A 10.4km fun run in
 Auckland, New Zealand, in the autumn of 1982 was performed in mild
 conditions. Yet 64 competitors collapsed with heat stroke and about 800
 suffered heat exhaustion or other heat-related illness. The problem was
 created because the main bunch of runners were so crowded together that
 their combined heat created its own hot microclimate, and the heat stress on
 their bodies rose more than three times higher than the solo runners."