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 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 440              18 December 2014
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  
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 MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS

 HEADLINE NEWS
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 *  Ranelagh women finish 11th in the second Surrey League race
 *  Ranelagh wins the Stubbs Cup mob match v South London Harriers
 *  Individual winner Ralph Street takes the Wynne Cup club championship 
 *  Lloyd Camp wins the Sealed Handicap 
 *  First Surrey vest for Megan de Silva
 *  Sacha Kennedy finishes 3rd in the U13s Holly Run  
 *  parkrun placings for Lydia Louw, Leonie Kennedy and Craig Maclellan
 *  London Marathon draw result
 *  Last chance to respond to our Members' Survey

 ATTENTION PLEASE
 ****************
 CHRISTMAS PARTY and LONDON MARATHON DRAW
 Many thanks to Michele Gibson and Andy Hayward for all their work in
 organising our Christmas Party at the Richmond Hill Hotel. It was a great
 evening, by all accounts. As usual, we took the opportunity to make the draw
 for our three guaranteed  places in the 2015 London Marathon. Ten names went
 into the hat and the lucky winning trio were Peter Faull, Bruce McLaren and
 Chris Hunton. Get training, lads! 

 FIRST MEMBERS' SURVEY
 Trevor Maguire writes: 
 "Dear Members,
 We want to be an inclusive club with a great social environment that is able
 to deliver fantastic coaching and racing.  Therefore we want to understand
 what our members think and hope that the following survey (our first) will
 help improve how we manage the Club.   The structure of the survey is to
 first of all find out about you, so it is important to answer the survey on
 a personal basis as a member of the Club.  This means one response per
 member please (family or multiple member households should complete separate
 responses for each individual, including junior members who have a few
 questions that only relate to them).  The rest of the survey is broken down
 into three sections (club facilities, coaching/racing and social events).
 Each section asks about your personal interaction with the club and then a
 follow-on question asks how you rate this interaction; with a text box for
 any other thoughts.  Please follow the link below to carry out the survey.
 The survey will close on the 21st December and we plan to feed back results
 early in 2015."   Web-link.

 HENTY RELAY  Saturday 27th December in Richmond Park
 You're all welcome to our Christmas relay on the Saturday after Christmas
 starting at 12 noon. The teams are sorted out on the day, so please register
 at the clubhouse by 11.30am. Each team consists of three runners, one
 "fast", one "medium" and one "slow" (the categories being somewhat elastic
 in interpretation!). Between them, the teams have to cover six laps of
 Sidmouth Wood - that's the wood beside which our cross-country races start.
 It's about 1.4 miles per lap. Generally the "fast" runs three laps, the
 "medium" two and the "slow" one - in any order. Bring guests if you wish -
 the more the merrier - but you must report to the clubhouse to be assigned
 to a team..  

 THURSDAY NIGHT TRACK TRAINING AT OSTERLEY
 The club will be subsidising track sessions on Thursday evenings at the
 Osterley track. All groups and all abilities are welcome! The sessions will
 run for three months from 8th January 2015, every Thursday 7.30-8.30pm.
 Link to the map is here:.

 GREAT LIVES - EMIL ZATOPEK
 The latest episode of the BBC Radio 4 series Great Lives features the
 outstanding Czech runner Emil Zatopek, whose feat of wining the 5000m, the
 10000m and the marathon at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics will surely never be
 repeated. The programme's presenter is former MP Matthew Parris, himself a
 former 2:32 marathon runner, and also featured are two other former runners,
 the comedian Arthur Smith and the journalist Pat Butcher. You can catch up
 with it here:. 

 VIOLET PIERCY
 The latest edition of Track Stats, the newsletter of the National Union of
 Track Statisticians, features a detailed history of the pioneering marathon
 career of Violet Piercy, written by Peter Lovesey. Piercy has been credited
 with running the distance in 3:40.22 in October 1926. Thanks to
 appropriately thorough detective work led by the award-winning crime
 novelist, Lovesey reveals that the solo run in question was from Windsor to
 Battersea Town Hall and the distance covered was, according to a report in
 the Westminster Gazette, "just over 20 miles". In 1928 she ran over the
 Polytechnic Harriers' course from Windsor to London on a very hot day but
 retired after covering 20 miles in 3:31 and her best time for a full
 marathon appears to be 4:25 from Windsor to the stage of the Shepherds Bush
 Empire (just up the road from the White City) in 1933, a time she replicated
 on the Windsor to White City course in 1936 when she was aged 46.

 RIVER THAMES SPRING HALF MARATHON
 Roy Reeder of Stragglers writes: 
 "I organised the River Thames Half Marathon in October and it went so well
 that I'm organising a Spring version on 15th March 2015. Start is in
 Walton-on-Thames and a fair bit of the route is along the towpath, so it's
 scenic. I'm offering 4 off the entry fee to Ranelagh runners till 15th
 January. Use the entry code RANonly4 at the Sport Systems store. Full
 details here:. 

 MARATHON FOCUS WINTER WORKSHOPS at St Mary's University Clinic.
 Wednesday 28th January 2015, 7pm - TBC       Warm Ups, Injury Prevention, &
 Recovery
 Wednesday 25th March 2015, 7pm - TBC          Race Day Preparation
 10 per workshop. Both are to be held at St Mary's University on campus. To
 book your place please call 0208 240 4070 or email clinic@smuc.ac.uk. 

 OBITUARIES
 Apologies for the delay in publishing full obituaries for the two senior
 members who died during 2014. That for Mike McDowell in included below. Jack
 Ellicock's will follow soon. 

 MIKE MCDOWELL
 Charles McDowell - better known in Ranelagh as Mike or Mac - died on 11th
 July after a long illness. He was 86 years old and had been a member of the
 club for some 63 years. Remarkably his running career spanned 68 years, from
 his first school cross-country event at the age of 9 to his final race aged
 77. At school he showed considerable promise as a runner and won the
 Huntingdon county under 17 track titles at 800 metres and 1500 metres. He
 was very proud to echo that achievement fifty years later by winning the
 same two events in the over 65 category of the Surrey track championships.
 After National Service he studied at University College, London, where he
 captained the cross-country team, and was four times selected for represent
 Beds and Hunts in inter-county events. 

 He became a member of Ranelagh in 1951 and made an immediate impact by
 setting the second fastest time in that September's Thomas Cup handicap.
 Work then took him to Tanganyika but by 1954 he was home and
 enthusiastically returning to regular running - and was smiled on by the
 handicapper when he won the sealed handicap in that year's Wynne Cup club
 championship race. He was selected for that season's Southern Championships,
 where he was the sixth Ranelagh man home in 300th place - the first of many
 such appearances as Mike threw himself into club activities. 

 Mike essayed his first Marathon in 1956 on the classic Windsor - Chiswick
 route and finished in 3:28. It was not until 1982 that he was tempted to try
 again, running the second London Marathon in a time just a minute slower
 than he had recorded 26 years earlier. In the intervening years he racked up
 a surprising number of successes in club events, particularly handicaps -
 his name appears twice on both the Thomas Cup and the Page Cup and once on
 the Baker Cup. He also won the Points Prize and a couple of sealed
 handicaps.         

 On turning 40 he became a member of the Veterans Athletic Club, and later
 served as President of that club for two years. He was a great enthusiast
 for the vets movement and became a regular competitor in vets championships
 at home and abroad. He competed in the first ten World Masters Championships
 and as the only Brit to have done so he was given the honour of carrying the
 Union Jack at the opening ceremony of the tenth championships in Japan. He
 won county, area and national track titles at a variety of distances in all
 vets age groups up to the over 70s. On retirement from his job as a senior
 partner in a firm of international consulting engineers he moved to
 Gloucestershire where more county championships came his way. By then he had
 been appointed a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London.     

 Mike was a Vice President of Ranelagh and in 1991 generously donated a cup
 to be awarded to the club's over 50 cross-country champion.  

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WHAT'S COMING
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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 20th December     South of the Thames 7.5 miles Championship. 2pm
 start at Coulsdon.

 Saturday 27th December     Henty Relay - our Christmas fun relay starting at
 12 noon. All welcome. Report to the clubhouse by 11.30am to be assigned to a
 team. 

 Saturday 3rd January          Surrey County Championships at Lloyd Park,
 Croydon

 Saturday 10th January        Surrey Ladies League 8km on Wimbledon Common.
 12 noon start
                                        Men's Surrey League 8km on Streatham
 Common. 2.30pm start

 Saturday 17th January        v Bank of England and others 4.7m in Richmond
 Park (Roehampton Gate). Note start time is 2pm not 2.30pm as originally
 shown in our Fixture list   

 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
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 SURREY LADIES LEAGUE  Saturday 6th December at Nonsuch Park
 We were well below full strength on this occasion but finished in a solid
 11th place out of the 15 first division clubs. However, we were close behind
 the four clubs ahead of us and little damage has been done overall as we
 find ourselves in 9th place after two races, well clear of the relegation
 zone. Numbers were down a little too, with ten Ranelagh starters - and only
 nine finishers as Louise Piears unfortunately suffered an injury during the
 race.

 The good news, though, was that there was another strong run from Megan de
 Silva who thanks to a fighting finish just scraped into the top ten. Bonnie
 Morgan was our second finisher in 59th place and she was followed home in a
 little over half a minute by the other three members of the scoring team
 Marie Synnott-Wells, Becky Hall and Julia Bailey. Lara Werrett, Wiebke
 Kortum, Sonia Rowland and Annemarie Goodridge made up the B team which
 finished 10th amongst the Bs. 

 Frida Roper ran well as our only representative in the Under 13s race.   

 STUBBS CUP MOB MATCH v SOUTH LONDON HARRIERS  Saturday 13th December in
 Richmond Park 7.67 miles
 Phil Killingley reports:
 "Three mob matches, three spectacularly sunny days, three stunning
 victories. 

 South London Harriers had more than enough talent to beat us on Saturday but
 they didn't really turn up. Perhaps they were put off by the lack of warm
 showers [make a note for future home mob matches].  At the sharp end, SLH's
 Stuart Major was seeking a 43rd mob match individual victory, but absent
 were all the stars that have helped the club to third place in the men's
 Surrey League. Nor could they get out the numbers.  Admittedly 32 was better
 than the teens that they managed a few years ago, but no match for
 Ranelagh's mob-tastic 70. 

 So it was that Mike Peace led a confident Hobble Gobble at 2.30pm.  The
 captain, on crutches with a broken foot, participated in this chant -
 someone spotted a wordplay somewhere...and then they were off racing down
 Queen's Ride, chasing down a record sixth consecutive mob match victory.
 They came round the first lap and it was Ralph Street beadily eyeing SLH's
 lead man Major, waiting to make his move, and Jackson Creegan only seconds
 off the pace.  Then a sea of blue, and more blue, swarmed up the hill,
 punctuated by a rare white vest from the visitors.  And if the match was won
 at halfway, by the end it was even more convincing. Ralph had stormed
 through to win by 70 seconds from Stuart Major, and is the new Club
 Champion. Jackson trailed Stuart by eight seconds to take the last podium
 place. 

 Ranelagh had 7 of the top 10; 14 of the top 20; 21 of the top 30; closing
 our 29th and last scorer in 46th place. Today was one of the earliest
 sunsets of the year: the flaming star was setting over Pembroke Lodge as
 more of the Ranelagh contingent streamed in to a massive victory of
 613-1196. Many of the runners who had tackled Thames two weeks before beat
 their times by astonishing margins. Particular mention to:
 - David Ready - 2 minutes quicker
 - Corinne Bishop - nearly 4 minutes quicker; 
 - Michele Gibson - 2.5 minutes quicker (but no mushrooms this time, which
 surely attracts a time penalty); 
 - Andy Hayward - nearly 5 minutes quicker (perhaps he ate Michele's
 mushrooms as a pre-race snack this time?)
 - Chris Read - 2 minutes quicker
 - Ellen Clague - 3 minutes quicker
 - Rob Curtis - 4 minutes quicker
 - Andy Bickerstaff - nearly 3 minutes quicker
 - Lars Lundqvist - 3 minutes quicker
 - Henry Evans - 2 minutes quicker
 - Most consistent was Alex Harrison, 2 seconds quicker this time. 

 But the efforts of the above pale in comparison with the sealed handicap
 winner Lloyd Camp, whose 57:52 was ELEVEN minutes quicker than against
 Thames.  At this preposterous rate of improvement in just two weeks, Lloyd
 will have no trouble picking up the Club Championship in a year's time. 

 This is a golden era for Ranelagh's mob.  Six wins in a row is, the old
 hands assure me, unprecedented.  Whatever happens away at Blackheath in
 mid-February, those running today, and against Thames and Orion earlier in
 the autumn, have written a new and proud chapter in the club's history.  At
 Blackheath, another record waits, if we can secure, for the first time, four
 out of four mob wins in a season. (Sunday 15th February - 11am early start
 time - put it in the diary!)."

 As Phil mentioned above, Ralph's win has earned him the Wynne Cup club
 championship, in a new record time for the revised mob match course. Jackson
 Creegan, as a second-claim member, is ineligible for the championship so
 silver and bronze go to George Howard and Eirin McDaid. Lloyd Camp's mighty
 improvement gave him a huge victory in the sealed handicap, with Andy
 Hayward and Rob Curtis filling second and third places more than six minutes
 adrift. 

 Leading woman today was guest Hannah Oldroyd in 31st place overall. Becky
 Hall was 4th, Wiebke Kortum 6th and Gemma Cory 7th.   

 Back in the clubhouse - chilly and lacking hot water owing to a boiler
 failure - the Stubbs Cup for the mob match was presented to Trevor Maguire -
 Captain Killingley being a sad sight on crutches and with no hands free to
 receive the trophy! This was not only our sixth consecutive mob match win
 but also our fifth in a row against South London Harriers. The opportunity
 was also taken to present this year's President's Prize to Clive Naish in
 recognition of his work for the club but more especially for his remarkable
 record of never having missed a mob match, home or away, since 1983 -
 currently 124 consecutive!   

                                                                 
 MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles  Sunday 7th December at Ockham Common, Wisley
 1   K Macintosh (Wimb W)   32.50
 23  S Pickford (Wimb W)    38.28  (1st woman)
 112 James Barber           49.57
 185 Lynne Barber           71.18
 186 Christine David        71.18

 1 lap
 1   J Ward (Wimb W)        26.01
 18  Cindy Croucher         34.40
 19  Tracey Small           34.41        

 REGENTS PARK 10km  Sunday 7th December
 1   H Wyber (WG&EL)        33.17  (chip time 33.17)
 18  J Harvey (unatt)       37.37  (37.32)
 167 Phil Jackson           49.16  (48.25)

 FRANCKEISS CUP RUNNERS' ROWING RACE  Sunday 7th December
 Despite Paul Gregory's best efforts we were again unable to find a crew to
 compete for the Franckeiss Cup, which is rather a shame as it is our trophy.
 Paul reports:
 "The Franckeiss Cup originated in the 1920s as a rowing competition for
 cross-country runners. It was the brainchild of R H Franckeiss a member of
 both Ranelagh Harriers and various rowing clubs, and  it was revived last
 year using Thames racing skiffs. The races on Sunday were between Hercules
 Wimbledon, Thames Hare and Hounds and Walton AC in both men's and mixed
 doubles.

 The men's final was a win for Hercules Wimbledon, who had a very powerful
 start, in a time of 2.43.  It was very much a family affair with C D Riches
 (twice winner of the Silver Goblets at Henley) partnered by his son Peter
 with daughter Rebekah as cox  The fight between the second and third was
 extraordinarily close with Thames Hare and Hounds just edging the second
 Hercules crew.

 The mixed doubles final was fought right to the finish, with the Walton AC
 crew level with Hercules Wimbledon until the final strokes - the time tells
 it, faster by 3 seconds than the men's doubles.  Hercules won again against
 the Walton crew which included Kevin Sheppard, a GB javelin thrower,
 partnered by Lisa Adams and coxed by Rachel Workman

 The prizes were presented by Alan Hedger."

 SOUTH OF ENGLAND AA MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 13th December at
 Horspath, Oxford
 Women 40-44
 1   R Masser (Woodstock)   23.20
 11  Liz Kipling            27.02

 Women 45-49
 1   L Elliott (Winch)      22.36
 11  Marie Synnott-Wells    25.33
 25  Evelyn Joslin          32.06

 SOUTH OF ENGLAND AA INTER-COUNTIES  Saturday 13th December at Horspath,
 Oxford
 Megan de Silva was selected for her first county vest and was the eighth
 finisher in the winning Surrey team.

 1   L Deadman (Essex)      20.48
 25  Megan de Silva (Surr)  23.40  

 HOLLY RUNS  Sunday 14th December at Reigate
 Sacha Kennedy finished third in the Under 13 girls race, with sister Leonie
 8th.

 Under 13s 2m
 1   D Corradi (Sutt & D)   11.49
 3   Sacha Kennedy          12.24
 8   Leonie Kennedy         13.04

 Senior Women 3.6m
 1   J Locker (Walton)      25.48
 17  Ali Kennedy            32.01

 Senior Men
 1   G Grundy (G&G)         31.10
 36  Richard Kennedy        40.00

 TELFORD 10km  Sunday 14th December
 In a very high quality race, Marc Snaith found 35.31 only good for 99th
 place.

 1   J Beattie (N&EB)       29.55  (chip time 29.55)
 60  R Robinson (Kendal)    33.27  (33.23 - 1st woman)
 99  Marc Snaith            35.31  (35.25)   

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 6th December
 1   A Villard (Strags)     16.07
 3   M Courtney (Shaft B)   16.44  (1st woman)
 14  Nick Wright            18.41
 132 Paul Hodges            22.04
 212 Ben Shore              23.21
 241 Ian Grange             23.48
 437 Kirsty Bangham         27.07
 744 John Hanscomb          44.31 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 6th December
 1   P Lowe (Strags)        16.29
 6   Kris Davidson          17.28
 11  Marc Snaith            18.06
 12  Ted Mockett            18.10
 14  David Lawley           18.16
 16  Michael Everard        19.02
 21  Nick Twomey            19.20 
 23  Tom Bradley            19.30
 30  Bill Neely             19.50
 32  Vaughan Ramsay         19.53
 34  Mark Herbert           19.58
 35  Bruce McLaren          19.59
 36  Peter Weir             20.00
 53  A Green (unatt)        21.10  (1st woman)
 54  Simon Ogle             21.11
 79  Paul Noel              22.55
 93  Colin Lloyd            23.30 
 98  Amrut Sharma           23.40
 112 James Rushby           24.00
 124 Alberto Esguevillas    24.44
 129 Simon Taylor           25.02
 130 Sally Yau              25.05
 136 Maia Rushby            25.24
 157 Kevin Kearey           26.43
 158 Ann Kearey             26.44
 160 Josie Kearey           26.45
 184 Andrew Brown           27.30
 187 Cathy Holman           27.37
 190 Karl Garvey            27.40
 212 Tony Clark             28.47 
 214 Leeanne Bryce          28.47
 228 Jackie Dunkley         29.14
 234 Louise Atkinson        29.30
 239 Val Lowman             29.38
 252 Claire-Louise French   30.40
 259 Cindy Croucher         31.00
 365 Peter Lowman           31.37
 288 Bev Ali                40.10 
 289 Pat Hewlett            40.44

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 6th December
 1   A Jackson (Sitting)    17.46
 8   Colin Brett            19.35
 13  Eric Plue              20.14
 20  Daniel Chiechi         21.35
 25  Z Riding (Strag)       22.17  (1st woman)
 66  Rachel Allen           28.04
 70  Mary Hickson           29.05
 78  Christine David        32.21
 79  Lynne Barber           32.22
 80  Tanya Allen            32.22
 81  Tracey Small           32.23
 84  Stacey Barber          35.22
 87  Lexi Slaughter         36.23
 88  Clare Hulacki          36.39

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 6th December
 Craig Maclellan finished 3rd.

 1   J Smith (Strag)        19.02
 3   Craig Maclellan        19.50
 12  Stephen Hurton         22.37
 15  Phil Roberts           23.02
 16  R O'Connor (unatt)     23.06  (1st woman)
 26  Julian Holden          26.34
 30  Wyn Williams           27.57

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 6th December
 1   F Allen (Herc Wimb)    18.40
 14  Chris Camacho          20.58  
 5   A Baccardax (unatt)    23.13  (1st woman) 
 45  Peter Wright           24.47
 50  Mike White             26.02
 58  Jar O'Brien            27.08

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 6th December)...
 Gunnersbury: 39 Steve Aikin 21.44,  82 Carol Aikin 24.10,  97 Phil Jackson
 24.50
 Black Park: 186 Luke Wilson 26.41 
 Southsea: 71 Alan Davidson 24.00
 Bere Island: 9 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.33,  34 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.24
 Brighton and Hove: 252 Sue Camp 27.11
 Brentwood: 75 Peter Fordham 29.48 
 Bournemouth:  74 Eugenio Carmo 24.46
 Valentines: 83 Tamsin Burland 30.51,  95 Su Clark 32.31   

 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 7th December
 Lydia Louw and Leonie Kennedy were 2nd and 3rd in the girls category.

 1   O Coppellotti (Walton)  6.56
 8   J Grist (unatt)         7.50  (1st girl)
 11  Lydia Louw              8.12
 15  Leonie Kennedy          8.19
 32  Arthur Louw             8.57
 45  Matthew Beal            9.37
 80  Oliver Beal            10.59
 81  Ciara McLaren          11.01
 82  Eilidh Sinclair        11.01
 85  Campbell McLaren       11.05
 152 Sam Doyle              14.58
 158 Theo Doyle             15.49                              

 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 7th December
 1   A Gambrill (Cookham)    8.07
 4   K Repper (Chilt)        8.13
 44  Connor Scally          14.41        

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 13th December
 1   Unknown                15.43
 36  J Rodriguez (Woking)   18.54  (1st woman)
 113 Nick Wright            20.43
 271 Nick Fordham           22.57
 390 Adam Wright            24.22
 460 Neil Surtees           25.23
 668 Ashleigh Ferris        28.28
 683 Leeanne Bryce          28.35
 751 Jackie Dunkley         29.20
 998 Wally Garrod           37.31      

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 13th December
 1   J Cornish (Herc Wimb)  16.35
 5   K Brown (SMR)          18.00  (1st woman)
 17  Tom Bradley            19.30
 60  Paul Noel              22.38
 84  Karl Garvey            24.20
 104 Sally Yau              24.55   
 113 James Rushby           25.21
 128 Karen Weir             26.22
 162 Colin Rogal            28.00
 171 Michael Sikora         28.37      
 178 Val Lowman             29.14
 193 Claire-Louise French   29.49
 230 Peter Lowman           32.16
 240 Louise Atkinson        33.28
 242 Katie Walton           33.42     
 261 Bev Ali                40.41 
 263 Pat Hewlett            40.57
 266 Carol Aikin            41.11

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 13th December
 1   M Hollywood (Thames T) 18.32
 16  Tom Kearey             22.10
 21  Paul Wapshott          22.34
 27  K Coombes (Runnymede)  23.35  (1st woman)
 48  Kevin Kearey           25.34
 49  Josie Kearey           25.35
 61  Tamsin Burland         27.49       
 63  Rachel Allen           27.55
 65  Nigel Coombes          28.13
 67  Mary Hickson           28.49
 74  Cindy Croucher         30.29  
 77  Tanya Allen            31.35
 79  Christine David        31.54
 81  Tracey Small           32.27
 82  Su Clark               32.30
 90  Deirdre Inman          35.02 
 92  Clare Hulacki          36.37

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 13th December)...
 Gunnersbury: 88 Phil Jackson 24.16,  140 Sue Camp 26.56
 Southsea: 60 Alan Davidson 24.19
 Old Deer Park: 25 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.56,  25 Lorna Smith 27.53
 Newbury: 205 Lynne Barber 28.58
 Kingston: 15 Chris Camacho 20.54,  28 Ben Shore 22.29,  78 Alison Dicks
 30.59 
 Bournemouth:  75 Eugenio Carmo 24.41
 Preston Park Brighton: 86 John Pratt 24.10   

 FINALLY...
 The first sub-5 minutes "Beer Mile"...plus a few other oddities including
 the  
"Moon Walk 100 metres":