Newsdesk 2014

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 436             24 October 2014
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  Ranelagh women finish 7th and men 5th in the opening Surrey League races
 *  Jon Pepper and Megan De Silva lead our teams
 *  Medals galore in the Surrey Masters Championships, headed by gold for Liz
 *  Ted Mockett and Megan De Silva lead our teams at the Cabbage Patch 10
 *  Sub 3 hours Marathon for Estelle Damant
 *  Lara Werrett wins Kingston Runs 24 miles
 *  parkrun placings for Michelle Davies, Karen Weir, Duncan Mallison, Carl
     Selya-Hammer, David Rowe and Peter Weir, 
 *  This season's first mob match v Orion Harriers is this Saturday 25th
     October - see Operation Betelgeuse below
 *  10% early booking discount (before the end of October) for our Christmas

 OPERATION BETELGEUSE - Orion Mob Match - Saturday 25th October, Epping
 Last call for the Orion mob match this Saturday! It's 7.5 miles in Epping
 Forest, starting at 2.30pm. We need all the runners we can get. Here's the
 location of the Orion clubhouse..  
 Phil Killingley writes:
 "We have a huge mob travelling to Epping Forest on Saturday to take part in
 our attempt to reverse the last 30 years of mob match defeats away to Orion
 Harriers.  If you want to join Operation Betelgeuse, as it is known, please
 email Phil Killingley philipkillingley@yahoo.co.uk for details about
 travel, the course, and other things besides (including our 'Hobble Gobble'
 chant!).  Good luck Ranelagh!"
 Our Christmas Party will take place at the Richmond Hill Hotel on Saturday
 6th December starting at 7pm. It will include a three-course meal plus wine,
 followed by a DJ and (optional!) dancing. The price is £50, but we are
 offering a 10% discount for early bookers. That is, £45 if you book (and
 pay!) before the end of October. To reserve your place contact Michele
 Gibson  micheleagibson@hotmail.com or see Michele on a Tuesday or Wednesday
 evening at the clubhouse, or send a cheque payable to Ranelagh Harriers to
 Michele Gibson, 79 Thames Side, Staines upon Thames, Middx TW18 2HF.
 England Athletics Marathon workshop with Mara Yamauchi at St Mary's on
 Saturday 25th October
 09.45am  Meet in lecture room G5
 10.00am  Welcome from Julia Bailey and Neville Taylor 
 10.15am  Mara Yamauchi, International athlete/coach/mentor on marathon
 training, nutrition, hydration, recovery and race preparation
 12.15pm  Lunch
 1.00pm   Hydration with Wendy Sly, Olympic medallist and World road champion
 1.45pm   Q & A with Wendy Sly, Ken Pike and Paul Pollock
 3.00pm  Close
 If you would like to attend the day please contact: Julia Bailey at
 jbailey@englandathletics.org Tel 07718 526355. 

 Looking a bit further ahead, our second mob match this season will be at
 home to Thames Hare & Hounds on Saturday 29th November. Included are our
 club veterans championships. Afterwards we host our visitors to a fish and
 chip supper in the clubhouse. All are welcome both to the race and the

 Last year Paul Gregory successfully re-launched the Franckeiss Cup rowing
 race for running clubs. The splendid trophy is our property, but sadly we
 were unable to raise a crew to contest it. The spoils went instead to
 Hercules Wimbledon, who defeated Thames Hare & Hounds in the final. This
 year's race is to take place on Sunday December 7th from the Skiff Club at
 Teddington. The boats used will be double skiffs, i.e. stable craft with two
 rowers and a cox. Training and coaching at the Skiff Club will be available
 on preceding Sundays. Do we have any rowers in our midst, or anyone who
 fancies having a go? Contact Sandra Prosser
 sandraprosser@blueyonder.co.uk . 

 Louise Piears writes:
 "We have a small stand for the Good Run Guide (website and book)
 www.GoodRunGuide.co.uk at the Running and Endurance Show on 22nd and 23rd
 November at Sandown Park.  If you fancy popping by and saying hello and
 having a look around (plenty of exhibitors on all things running and free
 seminars as well)  then you can get free entry and free parking at
 runningshow.co.uk/ if you book in advance."  

 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  )

 Saturday 25th October          Lee Cup mob match v Orion Harriers at
 Chingford (Epping Forest). 2.30pm start - see Operation Betelgeuse above. 

 Saturday 8th November        2XU Surrey League (Men) at Lloyd Park, Croydon.
 3pm start for seniors, preceded by juniors at 2.30pm.

 Saturday 22nd November     South of the Thames 5 miles championship on
 Wimbledon Common including club women's championships. 2pm start 

 Saturday 29th November     Mob Match v Thames H&H in Richmond Park
 including club veterans' championships  7.5 miles, 2.30pm start

 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.  

 2XU SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUES  Saturday 11th October at Coulsdon and
 Richmond Park
 With 2XU now sponsoring both the men's and women's Leagues we might have
 hoped for more common ground regarding venues - but alas, this year we find
 that our men's and women's teams do not share a venue in any of the four
 fixtures. Today it was women close to home in Richmond Park and men down at
 Coulsdon - too far apart even for mutual cheering on. We were not hosts for
 the women's race, however - this honour went to Kingston & Poly on a course
 starting and finishing close to the top entrance to the Isabella Plantation.
 The route was unfamiliar to most of the runners, and this was to be of some
 significance as the race got under way. 

 If anyone had been able to count the runners lining up at the start it might
 have caused alarm bells to ring. The turn-out totalled nearly 400, a new
 record. At present both divisions of the League still run together -
 splitting them and other changes had been discussed at the last League AGM
 but by and large the decisions were to retain the status quo. So, when the
 gun went there was a veritable cavalry charge downhill for the first 300 or
 so metres - whereupon the path narrowed to a maximum of two abreast. Just to
 complicate matters further, there were two sets of flags leading from this
 point. There was in fact a marshal clearly signalling straight on, but many
 runners had misinterpreted the course map and were expecting to turn right.
 The poor marshal was engulfed as the second half of the field came to a halt
 at the bottleneck. All runners eventually continued on the correct path but
 many were still convinced they were going the wrong way. Well, pretty soon
 they were. The map and the pre-race briefing had specified one short lap
 followed by one long, but the next marshal apparently did not know this. So,
 onwards everyone went onto the long lap - and when they eventually completed
 that, there was much dismay at the prospect of running another long - or
 even longer - lap. Fortunately this time they were directed onto the short
 lap, so everyone in the end covered the correct distance - almost. The next
 problem was at the finish which was furnished with a single funnel. Before
 half the field were in, the funnel was swamped and a queue began to form.
 Pretty soon the runners were "finishing" up to 50 metres before the line.
 Kingston & Poly certainly made some mistakes but it's hard not to feel a
 little sympathy. 400 runners in a 6km race will be hard for anyone to
 handle. It may be that the question of splitting the two divisions into
 separate races may have to be addressed again sooner rather than later. 

 On to the race! It was good to see Liz Kipling back in cross-country action
 after prolonged injury problems. Liz started strongly but hampered by a fall
 she slipped back a little and it was Megan De Silva who came through to lead
 our team. Megan finished in 14th place in Division 1, five places and 21
 seconds ahead of Liz. Marie Synnott-Wells and Becky Hall were our next two
 runners throughout the race and behind them Bonnie Morgan just held off
 returnee Clare King for the fifth and final spot in the A team (a proposal
 to increase the number of counters to six per team had been mooted but
 rejected). Our team placed a solid mid-table 7th, while our B team - Clare,
 Gemma Cory, Kate Woodhouse, Marilyn Horne and Wiebke Kortum - was 18th
 overall, 3rd B team. We had 21 runners in all, one of our best League

 It was very pleasing to see a full Ranelagh team in a junior League race for
 the first time in several years. Sacha and Leonie Kennedy, Frida Roper and
 Juliet Ricketts all ran well to finish in 8th place in the Under 13s.
 Juliet's older sister Livvy was on her own in the Under 15s but we hope
 she'll have some company in later races.                        

 There are a few photos of the senior race on our website here:. There's a bit of a
 hiatus for the women's League now, with the next fixture not until December
 6th in Nonsuch Park. 

 Our men outnumbered the women with an excellent 28 starters on a sunny and
 warm Farthing Downs. We also outnumbered all the opposition, which was a
 great start to the season. Our already promising team was bolstered at the
 eleventh hour by the addition to the starting roster of second-claim member
 Jon Pepper. Jon is a class act with performances like 14:08 for 5000 on the
 track and 2.19 for the Marathon to his credit. 

 On the first run out across the top of the Downs, Jon was a little off the
 pace in 4th place and after the drop down into Happy Valley and the climb
 back out he had moved up to 3rd. But he was just biding his time, and it was
 towards the end of the first lap that he made his move. In complete control,
 he powered through into a clear lead on his way to running his second lap a
 few seconds faster than his first.  At the end Jon had some 40 seconds in
 hand over Kent's John Gilbert. This was, we think, the first Ranelagh
 Division 1 individual victory since another second-claimer Dave Murphy won
 in February 1985 - coincidentally also at Coulsdon.     

 So, this gave us a good start in the team scoring, but how were the rest of
 the team doing? Chris Illman had travelled up from Cirencester and ran a
 strong race always in the teens to finish 17th. Peter Haarer had made an
 optimistic start and was our third man early on before fading a little. Phil
 Killingley took over that position but then it looked for a while as if Carl
 Selya-Hammer would relieve him of it. Phil held on though to finish 34th
 with Eirin McDaid snapping at his heels, followed by Carl and Peter. Trevor
 Maguire continued his rich vein of form to be our 7th man in 55th place. Not
 far behind came David Benton, alas running as a non-scorer on this occasion
 owing to our allowed complement of two second-claimers having been filled by
 Jon and Chris. So 8th man was Jordan Mungovan - great to see him back in
 form after several years absence - and then came Ted Mockett followed by
 Marc Snaith who won custody of the Anchor Man trophy as our 10th and final
 scorer. New man Kris Davidson was not far behind, pursued by Mark Herbert
 and then a whole stream of blue vests - men of calibre to be outside our
 scoring team.  

 When the team results were announced back at the SLH clubhouse we were
 delighted to learn that we had kicked off with a solid 5th place, only 20
 points off 4th place and 55 off 3rd. Surprisingly we came out 18 points
 ahead of League luminaries Herne Hill. Even more surprising was the pitiful
 performance by Belgrave who found only eight runners including two over 60s.
 Of course, they have done this sort of thing before, safe in the knowledge
 that they can call on a few internationals to save them from relegation
 danger. In fact despite the poor team they did actually avoid the relegation
 zone today, as newly-promoted Croydon and Reigate occupied the bottom

 A change to the rules has combined the junior races from all four divisions
 into a single race. Euan Sinclair was our only runner, finishing a good

 Photos of the men's race are here:. The next men's League race
 is on November 8th in Lloyd Park, Croydon.

 Saturday 18th October in Richmond Park
 We were the hosts one again for the Surrey Vets - sorry, Masters - but the
 county provides officials and handles registration and results. Our own
 turnout was relatively small - 14 in the first race for men over 60 and
 women, and 13 in the second, longer, race for men 40-59. No doubt the
 popular Cabbage Patch 10 taking place the following day in part accounted
 for this, though some brave souls doubled up. But if our team was small, it
 was also select and we came away with a hatful of medals - slightly more, in
 fact than we should have done!

 Liz Kipling showed that she is getting into her stride and dominated the
 first race, eventually winning by over half a minute. Liz therefore took the
 gold medal in the W40 category. Our next individual medallist was Sonia
 Rowland, 2nd over 55. She was in fact headed by Marilyn Horne but as Marilyn
 is not Surrey qualified she was competing as a guest. Crossing the line
 together at the tail end of our baker's dozen finishers were Allan Lang, who
 won the M75 class, and Corinne Bishop, who was 3rd W60. Team competitions
 are in 10 year age groups, and surprisingly we had only two runners in the
 W35-44 category and so missed out on possible medals. But our W45+ team of
 Wiebke Kortum, Sonia and Ali Kennedy took silvers. Our M60+ team lost Chris
 Owens early on with a recurrence of Achilles trouble, but nevertheless our
 best finishing trio of Mike Peace, Alan Davidson and Tom Reay were presented
 with bronzes.  Unfortunately later revised results demoted them to 5th.

 Now in his 50th year, Trevor Maguire is running better than for several
 years and was always prominent in the 10km men 40-59 race. Trevor eventually
 finished in third place overall and won the silver medal in the M45 class.
 Our next finisher was Kris Davidson and although he was down in 12th place
 overall he somewhat surprisingly filled second spot in the M40 category.
 That was it for individual medals in this race, but both our M40 and M50
 teams were placed. They were in fact both awarded silvers, but again there
 were subsequent recalculations which dropped our M50s - Mick Lane, Richard
 Kennedy and Dave Powell - to third place and the bronze medals. There was no
 mistake for the M40s, however, and Trevor Maguire, Kris Davidson and Paul
 Doyle took home the silvers.             

 CABBAGE PATCH 10 miles  Sunday 19th October at Twickenham
 The Cabbage Patch 10 remains one of the classiest races in the south and
 this year 71 runners made it home inside the hour, headed by a brace of
 Kenyans. Of the 71, Ranelagh provided two in the shapes of Ted Mockett and
 Marc Snaith who were both delighted to set PBs - "Thrilled to bits with my
 59:37... I've now had PBs on every distance I've run this year!" wrote Ted
 on Facebook. Ted will take the Callis Cup club 10m championship. Just
 outside the hour were Trevor Maguire and Kris Davidson who must surely have
 had the previous day's Surrey Masters still in their legs. Trevor was the
 third M45 today. Rick Jenner was not far behind and then came James
 Whistler, Ian Kenton, Nick Twomey and Peter Faull all at 64 minutes or

 That was all the men who managed to come in ahead of Megan De Silva on
 64.26. Megan added yet one more PB to the long list she has set this year.
 Marie Synnott-Wells ran 68.35 which was good for 7th in the W45-54 section.
 Next up was Gemma Cory with a PB 72.27, then Anna Reichwald and Mel Davison.
 No doubt there were many more PBs amongst our 53 finishers on this flat and
 fast course - well done all!.    
 1    C Garcia (Spain)      1:12.04
 14   A Clements (Kent)     1:16.58  (1st woman)
 556  Duncan Mallison       1:32.14
 2635 Michelle Davies       1:45.42
 2637 Lee Davies            1:45.43
 4428 Heather Martingell    1:52.44
 7509 Ally Salisbury        2:03.12
 7873 Andrew Brown          2:04.40   

 ROYAL PARKS ULTRA 50km  Sunday 12th October
 1   C Holgate (Ely)        3:16.14
 304 Deborah Blakemore      6:30.27

 GARMIN KINGSTON RUNS  Sunday 12th October
 Lara Werrett reports:
 "As we all know, arriving early to a race is key, as you are able to settle
 down and relax prior to the start. This is the method that I have used and
 it's worked well in the past. Sunday morning I was up early with sufficient
 time to have breakfast and get to the event. Time passed, leaving me with an
 hour to get to Kingston which is only a short drive away. I missed the
 turning to the car park and had to loop back only to get to the parking and
 struggle to find a spot. Eventually all parked and rapidly running out of
 time I headed to the lift - and the six flights of stairs which was the best
 option, killing two birds with one stone - 'warming up and making it to the
 start'.  I glanced at my watch to find the race was starting and this
 stressed me no end. I thought 'Well this is just a training run' and to go
 out and enjoy it.

 Running towards the start with all the other runners thinking 'You're
 running in the wrong direction' was an experience, but eventually making it
 to the start  as the last starter I settled in. The first 15 miles  were
 relaxed and comfortable then my knee started playing up and I was down to a
 run, stop and rub the knee pace which was very annoying as I've battled with
 niggle after niggle and didn't need another issue to deal with. I struggled
 on and to my surprise crossed the finish line and was told I was the first
 lady.  My take away was 'No matter where you start, run your own race and
 you may be pleasantly surprised'."

 1   L Pikett (One Tri)     46.54  (chip time 46.49)
 24  S Horsburgh (unatt)    54.33  (54.28 - 1st woman)  
 614 Su Clark               1:56.46?

 1   R Marriott (Unatt)     1:33.25  (1:33.20)          
 4   L Custance (Clapham)   1:39.36  (1:39.31 - 1st woman)
 139 Ann Kearey             2:22.51  (2:22.10)
 166 Leeanne Bryce          2:28.29  (2:27.45)
 170 Colette Doran          2:29.30  (2:28.44) 

 1   E Catmur (TH&H)        2:21.54  (2:21.49)
 23  Lara Werrett           3:15.25  (3:13.53 - 1st woman)

 HENLEY HALF MARATHON  Sunday 12th October
 1   B Reynolds (TH&H)      1:16.54
 5   Nick Twomey            1:20.03

 CHICAGO MARATHON  Sunday 12th Oxctober
 1    E Kipchoge (Kenya)    2:04.11
 4679 Bruce McLaren         3:29.28    

 DE LAGE LANDEN MARATHON  Sunday 12th October at Eindhoven, Netherlands
 1   T Regassa (Ethiopia)   2:06.21  (chip time 2:06.21)
 41  I Lewandoska (Poland)  2:28.33  (2:28.31)
 762 Rachel Revett          3:46.18  (3:35.17)

 ABINGDON MARATHON  Sunday 19th October
 There were great performances from Estelle Damant - second woman home and
 sub 3 hours for the first time - and from Michelle Davies just inside her
 3.30 target. "I can't actually put in to words how damn happy (and relieved)
 I am!!! I did it!!!" wrote Michelle on Facebook. Jane Craigie-Payne was also
 pleased to achieve the London Marathon "Fast for age" standard. 

 1   C Jordan (Leics C)     2:32.35  (chip time 2:32.25)
 21  S Carter (Belgrave)    2:50.22  (2:50.21)
 54  Estelle Damant         2:58.43  (2:59.39)
 245 Michelle Davies        3:30.30  (3:29.47)
 370 Jane Craigie-Payne     3:47.59  (3:47.17)
 522 John Herriott          4:19.48  (4:18.50)     

 1    J Kimutai (Kenya)     1:01.39
 10   P Wanjiku (Kenya)     1:10.48  (1st woman)
 191  David Lawley          1:25.10
 6628 Cathy Holman          2:02.26

 SHAUN LEE JOHNSTONE MEMORIAL MULTi-TERRAIN 10 miles  Sunday 19th October at
 Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
 Phil Jackson reports:
 "The race (near Boroughbridge) was just so much fun. Off road, with
 stretches of farm track, single file muddy footpaths, rough grassy fields
 and lots of hills. There was a very strong wind which always seemed to be in
 your face every time there was a hill. The stream which required crossing
 was unfortunately dry but we did have to run through a rather bijou village
 where the locals looked at us muddy people as though we were from the planet
 Zob. Lovely friendly atmosphere (mainly provided by Ripon Runners).
 Excellent marshalling (which was needed given all the twists and turns) and
 after the race the most superb bacon butty. I was first over 60. One to do

 1   S Brown (Swaledale)    63.56
 49  Phil Jackson           81.36  

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 11th October
 1   Unknown                16.07
 9   J Harvey (Exeter)      18.35  (1st woman)
 169 Christine Palmer       22.48
 327 Neil Surtees           24.51
 446 Clive Naish            26.26
 742 Kirsty Bangham         31.38
 872 John Hanscomb          41.28

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 11th October
 1   S Shaw (unatt)         17.09
 5   K Brown (SMR)          18.20  (1st woman)
 10  Craig Maclellan        19.13
 28  Bill Neely             20.29
 39  Steve Aikin            21.49
 60  Karl Garvey            23.09
 61  Chris Read             23.10
 73  Colin Lloyd            23.44
 99  Alberto Esguevillas    24.50
 103 James Rushby           24.54
 105 Carol Aikin            24.55
 111 Tomas Sterner          25.12
 120 Saly Yau               25.29
 122 Colin Rogal            25.33
 129 Simon Taylor           25.48
 183 Sam Rushby             27.58
 184 Phil Rushby            27.59
 205 Deepa Sharma           29.07
 246 Katie Walton           31.50
 247 Leeanne Bryce          31.56
 250 Martin Clark           32.11
 279 Penny Merrett          40.15
 280 Bev Ali                40.17
 281 Pat Hewlett            42.34
 285 Andrew Brown           43.24 

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 11th October
 Duncan Mallison was second this week, and for the second week in a row
 Michelle Davies was the leading woman.

 1   M Kunwar (unatt)       17.53
 2   Duncan Mallison        18.15
 9   Kevin Kearey           21.12
 12  Michelle Davies        21.23  (1st woman)
 14  Paul Wapshott          21.29
 15  Adam Wright            21.54
 49  Josie Kearey           26.52
 51  Ann Kearey             27.00
 73  Cindy Croucher         29.59
 74  Lynne Barber           30.01
 76  Bronwen Northmore      30.22 
 82  Tanya Allen            32.25
 86  Su Clark               32.33
 89  Deirdre Inman          33.23
 94  Stacey Barber          34.37
 99  Tracey Small           35.34
 100 Sally Spaull           35.34     

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 11th October
 Peter Weir was 3rd overall, while Karen was 2nd woman.
 1   J Smith (Strags)       19.00 
 3   Peter Weir             19.56
 6   Simon Burrell          20.43
 10  B Farr (unatt)         21.34  (1st woman)
 13  Karen Weir             22.13
 40  Lorna Smith            27.29 

 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km  Saturday 11th October
 1   J Neave (Clapham)      17.31
 29  L Woolhouse (unatt)    20.48  (1st woman) 
 252 Louise Beal            29.09
 289 Matthew Beal           31.45
 290 Oliver Beal            32.02
 291 Simon Beal             32.03 

 BOGNOR REGIS parkrun 5km  Saturday 11th October
 1   M Aston (Lords)        19.12
 2   David Rowe             19.20
 14  K Bird (Chich)         22.10  (1st woman)
 89  Sharon Rowe            36.27

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 11th October)...
 Kingston: 15 Chris Camacho 20.56,  21 Ben Shore 21.15,  72 Rob Kitchen 26.14
 Braunstone: 185 Ellen Van Keulen 27.20
 Gunnersbury: 35 Phil Jackson 21.53 
 Bournemouth: 11 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.22,  101 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.53
 Southsea 57 Alan Davidson 23.56
 Nonsuch: 260 Jackie Dunkley 29.28 
 Panshanger: 90 Peter Fordham 25.43
 Osterley: 12 Daniel Chiechi 21.54,  52 Cathy Holman 28.13,  54 Prelini
 Chiechi 28.31 
 Fountains Abbey: 148 Mary Hickson 29.17,  184 Chris Wright 32.17 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th October
 Second place for Carl Selya-Hammer.

 1   C Kissane-Wood (SMR)   16.52
 2   Carl Selya-Hammer      17.54
 10  Peter Weir             19.42
 21  Bill Neely             20.32
 39  E Langton (unatt)      21.47  (1st woman)
 76  Karl Garvey            23.26
 109 Alberto Esguevillas    24.37
 119 James Rushby           24.59
 120 Daniel Rushby          24.59
 127 Maia Rushby            25.21
 133 Carol Aikin            25.46
 168 Andrew Brown           27.16
 173 Ally Salisbury         27.29
 178 Leeanne Bryce          27.34
 179 Amrut Sharma           27.35
 200 Rob Kitchen            28.06
 207 Sam Rushby             28.16
 209 Phil Rushby            28.23
 252 Val Lowman             30.42
 267 Deepa Sharma           31.39
 279 Penny Merrett          32.56
 304 Pat Hewlett            38.38
 309 Tony Clark             46.33
 311 Michael Sikora         48.44

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th October
 1   M Devereux (unatt)     19.06
 8   Kevin Kearey           21.46
 17  M Jovani (unatt)       22.50  (1st woman)
 32  Lee Davies             24.32
 37  Paul Wapshott          25.01
 57  Josie Kearey           26.07
 59  Ann Kearey             26.12
 61  Colette Doran          26.19
 65  Ellen Van Keulen       26.45
 85  Mike White             30.15
 86  Michelle Davies        30.15
 92  Christine David        31.26
 103 Deirdre Inman          33.57

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th October
 1   Unknown                15.47
 28  David Ready            19.27    
 42  D Steer (St Albans)    19.57  (1st woman)
 229 Ian Grange             23.02
 260 Leonie Kennedy         23.27
 453 Kirsty Bangham         26.17
 924 Wally Garrod           37.29  
 949 John Hanscomb          43.27

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th October
 1   T Corbett (Ealing E)   18.19
 11  J Reynolds (B&B)       22.00  (1st woman)
 13  Stephen Hurton         22.38
 16  Phil Roberts           23.28
 30  Luke Maguire           25.36
 47  Paula Maguire          27.55
 68  Katie Walton           37.19 

 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th October
 1   W Cockerell (Belgrave) 17.15
 23  R Wallace (TH&H)       20.33  (1st woman) 
 275 Matthew Beal           30.41
 276 Louise Beal            30.42
 330 Oliver Beal            35.54
 331 Simon Beal             35.55 

 BOGNOR REGIS parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th October
 David Rowe finished 2nd.

 1   C Birch (Didcot)       17.40
 2   David Rowe             19.11
 7   Paul Sinton-Hewitt     20.25   
 24  A Enes (Total Zone)    22.56  (1st woman) 
 49  Jo Sinton-Hewitt       26.03
 71  Chris Wright           28.44
 78  Mary Hickson           29.45
 108 Sharon Rowe            36.29    

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 18th October)...
 Kingston: 19 Chris Camacho 21.06,  47 Simon Taylor 25.00,  73 Jar O'Brien
 Leamington: 112 Paul Hodges 24.58
 York: 82 Phil Jackson 21.56 
 Oxford: 65 Evelyn Joslin 25.29,  78 Ian Bingham 26.20
 Preston Park 107 John Pratt 23.53
 Bournemouth: 190 Eugenio Carmo 36.35 
 Warszawa-Praga: 25 Andy Bickerstaff 21.13,  47 Peter Fordham 23.20
 Delamere: 111 Nigel Coombes 27.58 
 Medina IOW: 65 Colin Lloyd 24.39 
 Fulham Palace: 35 Tom Bradley 20.16,  109 Tomas Sterner 23.43

 From The Friends of Richmond Park newsletter:
 In mid-September, Heathrow Airport announced that for a week all its
 restaurants were offering take-away picnics (at a price) to consume before
 boarding a plane. It was also providing in Terminal 2 a 'sensory park pod'
 which would bring "elements of London's iconic Royal Parks (including
 Richmond Park), from the smell of freshly cut grass to the sound of birds
 chirping in the trees". Plus the sound of aircraft flying overhead?