*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 436 24 October 2014 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * 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 Kipling * Ted Mockett and Megan De Silva lead our teams at the Cabbage Patch 10 miles * 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 Party ATTENTION PLEASE **************** OPERATION BETELGEUSE - Orion Mob Match - Saturday 25th October, Epping Forest 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details about travel, the course, and other things besides (including our 'Hobble Gobble' chant!). Good luck Ranelagh!" CHRISTMAS PARTY EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT - ACT NOW! Saturday 6th December 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 email@example.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. ENDURANCE PERFORMANCE AND COACHING CENTRE at St Mary's University College, Twickenham 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 07718 526355. MOB MATCH v THAMES HARE & HOUNDS 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 supper. CALLING ALL OARSMEN AND WOMEN - FRANCKEISS CUP ROWING RACE 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 email@example.com . RUNNIG AND ENDURANCE SHOW 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." FACEBOOK Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil, Duncan or Trevor firstname.lastname@example.org or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil email@example.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, Middlesex Kingston The Hawker Centre Old Deer Park Pools in the Park on the A316 Crane Park Near the Hospital Bridge Roundabout on the A316 in Twickenham Other venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.com 2km junior parkruns for under 14s take place on the first Sunday of each month from Bushy Park's Teddington Gate (11am start) and from Savill Garden car park, Windsor Great Park (9.30am start), and also every Sunday at 9.30am in Wimbledon Park. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** 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 turnouts. 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 positions. 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 32nd. Photos of the men's race are here:. The next men's League race is on November 8th in Lloyd Park, Croydon. SURREY MASTERS CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 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 better. 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!. ROYAL PARKS HALF MARATHON Sunday 12th October 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'." 8.2m 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? 16m 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) 24m 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) GREAT BIRMINGHAM HALF MARATHON Sunday 19th October 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 again." 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 27.57 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 FINALLY... 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?