Newsdesk 2015

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 447             3 April 2015
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  
 *  Phil Killingley leads Ranelagh to victory at the Bank
 *  Tom Kearey wins the Baker Cup handicap and sister Josie wins the Jack
     Ellicock Trophy
 *  Daniel and Sam Rushby are first across the line as guests  
 *  Fastest times by Peter Haarer and Megan de Silva
 *  Our women's team finishes 17th in the South of England Road Relays
 *  Lots of Half Marathon action
 *  Estelle Damant runs 36.31 10km
 *  Liz Kipling finishes 2nd in the Exeter 10km    
 *  Daniel Rushby wins Richmond Mini Mile
 *  Vets prizes for Marie Synnott-Wells
 *  parkrun placings for Nick Twomey, Ed Barker, Craig Maclellan, Marc
    Snaith, Mark Herbert, Eirin McDaid and Jonathan Smith 
 *  Frances Ratchford is elected President of Surrey County AA
 *  2015-16 subscriptions are now due
 *  Lots of help needed for the Richmond Half Marathon on May 3rd - please
 *  Rex Lofts obituary

 ...to Frances Ratchford who was elected President of the Surrey County
 Athletics Association at their recent AGM. Frances is the first Ranelagh
 Harrier to become President of the SCAA, though in 1989 Bill Bird served a
 term as the President of the men's county association before the men's and
 women's were amalgamated.  

 ...for 2015-16 are now due.
 Despite the increase in the England Athletics registration fee to £12, we
 are keeping our subscription rates unchanged for at least another year.
 That's £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. 

 THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles  Sunday 19th April at Chiswick
 This is the first event in our 2015 Road Grand Prix. Unfortunately entries
 have already closed.

 Ranelagh's own Grand Prix continues with any Spring Marathon up to May 3rd.
 GP points will be awarded in chip time finishing order. Then on May 3rd is
 our Richmond Half Marathon, and on May 10th is the Sutton 10km. Details for
 Sutton - here:.  Full details of the Grand Prix. 

 About thirty Surrey clubs, including Ranelagh, compete in the Road League.
 It begins with our Half Marathon, followed by the Sutton 10km and the
 Dorking 10 miles. Full details are on the Surrey Athletics website here:. 

 The official entry limit has now been reached for our Half Marathon on May
 3rd. If you're not taking part, please consider helping out in some capacity
 - we need large numbers of marshals on the day. See below.

 Volunteer Co-ordinator Tamsin Burland writes:
 "This year the Ranelagh Half Marathon is being held on Sunday 3rd May.  As
 always, we will be looking for 80+ helpers to make the event a success. if
 you are able to help I'd be very grateful if you could let me know as soon
 as possible, so that I can start the planning process.

 If you can help, I'd appreciate if you could include the following
 information in your reply:
 1.  Time you are available  (we need help from around 7.30 through to
 2.  Preferred jobs / locations
 3.  Whether you have transport and would be willing to move between posts.
 4.  Your mobile phone number (even if you've supplied it to me before)
 You all did such a good job of looking after and motivating the runners last
 year, I do hope many of you will be able to help again this year." 

 Reply to Tamsin at ranelaghhalfhelpers@hotmail.co.uk

 The club is subsidising track sessions on Thursday evenings at the Osterley
 track for another three months. All groups and all abilities are welcome.
 The sessions are  every Thursday 7.30-8.30pm.  Link to the map is here:.

 Entries are open for our Richmond 10km on Sunday 21st June. Entry limit is
 700, so get your application in early!  Details:.  

 Andy Bickerstaff and the Good Run Guide are repeating their series of scenic
 summer trail races on Wimbledon Common. The races are on the first Wednesday
 of May, June and July, each starting at 7pm from the Windmill. The first two
 - on May 6th and June 3rd - are over 5 miles, while the last on July 1st is
 over 8 miles. Details:.  

 The latest edition of the Marathon Talk podcast features a lengthy interview
 with Ranelagh's Hugh Jones, former London Marathon winner and Olympian and
 now international course measurer. Hugh's section begins about 20 minutes
 in here:.  

 BBC Radio 5 Live's Sunday afternoon programme on March 29th included a look
 ahead to the 35th London Marathon and featured Hugh Brasher and our own
 London Ever-Present Mike Peace. You can catch up with it here:. The Marathon section begins
 just before 10 minutes in. 

 Roy Reeder of Stragglers writes:
 "I'm once again organising the River Thames Half Marathon (sadly, the
 Cabbage Patch 10 has been cancelled this year due to the rugby world cup).
 The start is in Walton-on-Thames and a fair bit of the route is along the
 towpath, so it's flat, scenic and mostly traffic free. Full details here:.
 I'm offering £4 off the entry fee to Ranelagh Harriers runners till 18th July.
 Use the entry code ranh4off at the Sport Systems store." 
 GREEN BELT RELAY - Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May
 Roy Reeder again:
 "If you would like to be part of this event but aren't able to race 20 miles
 or thereabouts over two days you can be, as Stragglers are looking for
 helpers. This could be help with course marking on the Friday before or over
 the weekend, time-keeping or just doing some marshalling on leg 1 from
 Hampton Court Palace to Staines on Saturday morning or leg 22 from Walton
 Bridge to the Hawker Centre on Sunday afternoon. Contact Roy for more
 details, royreeder@hotmail.com. Thanks. It's a little known fact that ALL
 the surplus from the relay goes to charity! Last year's race raised £2500
 for Princess Alice Hospice." 

 Lewis Emery writes:
 "For my London Marathon run I'm raising money for a small Brentford-based
 charity Geoffs Place (www.geoffsplace.org.uk 1151020) that provides a
 holiday home for adults with learning disabilities. Singer-songwriter Robb
 Johnson (www.robbjohnson.co.uk) has kindly agreed to perform at 'An evening
 with Robb Johnson' at Spring Grove Primary School (Star Road, Isleworth TW7
 4HB) on Friday 10th April, 8 till late. Tickets (£20) include supper, music
 and dancing and can be pre-ordered from maureenbuckby@gmail.com (also
 available on the door). It should be good fun. justgiving.com/Lewis4GeoffsPlace."

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 Check out what's happening in our junior section ranelagh-harriers-juniors.com 

 The junior handicap series is held on Thursday evenings between April and
 August at the Hawker Centre off Lower Ham Road in Kingston, as follows:

 Thursday 23rd April - Registration  7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start
 Thursday 21st May - Registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start
 Thursday 11th June - Registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start
 Thursday 25th June - Registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start
 Thursday 16th July - Registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start
 Thursday 27th August - Registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start

 Runners are allotted a start time depending on their previous performances,
 with the slower runners starting first. First time runners are given a
 handicap according to their age. The course is just over 2 km on the grass
 area in front of the Hawker Centre. It consists of four laps of the
 perimeter of the grass area, which will be marked out. After the end of the
 fourth lap the runners will cross the finish line and go down the finish
 funnel in the order in which they crossed the line. New or inexperienced
 runners, if they find 2 km a bit far, can run one lap - they will be given a
 time, but their results will not count towards any individual or team

 Points are scored for your club according to finishing position and personal
 best times. First timers receive a medal for completing the course. In each
 race medals are awarded to the first boy and first girl (regardless of their
 overall place), and further medals are awarded to the 2nd and 3rd overall
 places (whether boys or girls). The overall trophy and shields for first,
 second and third places and the team trophy will be presented on the last
 Thursday of either September or October. We will announce the actual date as
 widely as possible.In order to take part in the junior handicap, entrants
 must have a consent and medical form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
 See:. Please pre-register with coaches Colin, Heather or Maia.

 Ranelagh Harriers lost another of its most senior members last month with
 the death on 17th March of Past President Rex Lofts. He was 83. 

 Rex was born in 1931 and was a keen cross-country runner at school and
 university. He spent his National Service in the Royal Engineers mapping
 section, and on demob he completed his qualifications as a Chartered
 Surveyor. It was not until moving to Richmond in his late twenties that he
 took up running more seriously and he became a member of Ranelagh in 1960.
 His first race for the club appears to have been the Orion mob match in
 November of that year. 

 The rapid improvement that is so often seen in new members carried Rex
 through to early handicap success, winning the Page Cup 5 miler in October
 1961 in a time of 33.59. Though never aspiring to the heights as a runner,
 he became a popular club member and was a regular competitor in mob matches
 and handicaps. He improved steadily throughout the 1960s and in 1963 almost
 put his name on the Page Cup for a second time when finishing second nearly
 a minute faster than he had run when winning two years previously. He
 finished 2nd in the Wynne Cup sealed handicap with a time of 51.35 for the
 home mob match course. In 1965 Rex was one of the Ranelagh runners in the
 first Mid-Surrey League race, though outside of the scoring ten. The
 Mid-Surrey later linked up with the North Surrey League to become the
 original two divisions of the Surrey League.

 Rex rarely raced on the roads, preferring the traditional cross-country, but
 he did on occasion take part in the club 10 miles road race which at that
 time was held on a summer evening in the Park. He recorded a time of 63.03
 for the club 10 in May 1966 and the following March he finished third in the
 Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap with a time of 17.34.

 Rex's skills with a map came to the fore when Chris Brasher organised what
 is believed to have been the first Orienteering event in the South of
 England. This was in July 1965 in Richmond Park, starting and finishing
 opposite the Dysart. Rex finished third from a field of more than forty, and
 this encouraged him to make further forays into the world of Orienteering in
 the forthcoming years. He was a key member of our team which beat the record
 for the Pennine Way Relay in 1971, and was a driver for all three of our
 subsequent efforts in the early 80s. His professional expertise as a
 surveyor was also put to good use when the club erected its first clubhouse
 in 1967, the predecessor of the current building. 

 In 1969 Rex took on the job of Hon Secretary, which he held until 1973. In
 due course he was elected Vice President, and then in 1977 he became the
 club's President. He had the honour of Presiding over our centenary
 celebrations in 1980-81. He stood down in 1982 and, released from the
 burdens of office, he finally did put his name on the Page Cup for a second
 time, though now some minute and a half slower than his first victory. His
 running career was not yet over, however. Like so many others Rex had been
 inspired by the London Marathon and trained up for the distance in 1983. He
 finished in 4 hours 6 minutes and went on to run one or two more "Londons". 

 He was by now living in Maidenhead and working as Properties Manager for the
 Mercantile and General Re-insurance Company. When the company relocated to
 Cheltenham Rex moved with them. His close association with Ranelagh was now
 diminished but living in the small village of Woolstone he took an active
 role in local and church affairs. 

 We offer our sincere condolences to Rex's wife Jill and children Sally and
 Simon, who was himself a Ranelagh member for several years. 

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  )      

 Sunday 12th April               MABAC League 5 miles at Winterfold Forest,
 nr Cranleigh 
                                         Brighton Marathon
 Sunday 19th April               Thames Towpath 10 miles. 9am start. Entries

 Thursday 23rd April             Stragglers Junior Handicap Race 1 - see

 Sunday 26th April               London Marathon

 Sunday 3rd May                 Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon - see above

 Sunday 10th May               Sutton 10km 9.30am start.   Details:. 

 Sunday 7th June                Dorking 10 miles  9am start.   Details:.  

 Sunday 21st June              Ranelagh Richmond 10km. 9am  start.  Details:. 

 parkruns every Saturday at 9am
 Bushy Park                            Diana Fountain car park
 Richmond Park                      Richmond Gate
 Wimbledon Common             Windmill car park
 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. 

 INTER-CLUB v BANK OF ENGLAND and OTHERS  6.3 miles  Saturday 21st March in
 Richmond Park
 The annual race on the Bank's course in Richmond Park had been postponed
 from January. For the re-staging they were obliged to devise a new course,
 which was about 6.3 miles starting and finishing near Sheen Crossroads.
 There was a smaller number of runners than usual, only 41 making it to the
 line representing seven clubs. Of those, two - including the Bank themselves
 - failed to close in the requisite four runners and thus do not appear in
 the team result.  

 Ranelagh had a strong trio out in front and comfortably filled the first
 three places. Phil Killingley was the individual winner by about half a
 minute from Ted Mockett. Just a few seconds behind it was great to see
 Richard Gregory back home and in good shape after another lengthy spell
 working in Africa. Mark Herbert in 9th place completed the Ranelagh scoring
 quartet who easily came out on top.    

 1   Phil Killingley        35.23     
 2   Ted Mockett            35.54     
 3   Richard Gregory        36.02     
 9   Mark Herbert           38.40     
 15  Vaughan Ramsay         41.27   
 18  Ben Shore              44.02     
 19  Kevin Knowles          44.36   
 23  Chris Read             45.24   
 27  Mike Peace             46.15   
 29  Stewart Anderson       47.25   
 30  Colin Lloyd            48.24   
 41  Corinne Bishop         63.19   
 TEAMS (Scoring 4 a side)           
 1   Ranelagh H             15             
 2   Milocarians            44             
 3   Kingston AC & Poly H   57             
 4   Elmbridge RRC          80             
 5   Hercules Wimbledon AC  93             
 BAKER CUP 3 miles ROAD HANDICAP  Saturday 28th March in Richmond Park
 The traditional final race of our winter season brought us a bright and
 breezy day. Well, actually "breezy" is a bit of an understatement - toiling
 back up the long drag from Sheen Crossroads to White Lodge was straight into
 the teeth of what seemed very much like a gale. There were 48 starters - a
 reasonable number for this the shortest of our handicap races. With the
 handicaps so tight, coping with many more runners would become not a little

 Today Deborah Blakemore was first to be sent on her way, followed by George
 Coates and Annemarie Goodridge. It wasn't long before the two very young
 Rushbys - Daniel and Sam - were set off in pursuit and soon enough the road
 was full of racing Ranelagh Harriers. The Baker, with its two lap double-out
 and back course, allows plenty of opportunity to see what's going on in
 front and behind you, and it was soon clear that Daniel and Sam were running
 very well indeed. But surely they wouldn't last the distance. Also moving
 through strongly was another junior, Tom Kearey, though at half way the
 early starters were holding on to their lead. 

 There was to be no holding Daniel and Sam. On what is quite a tough course
 they didn't seem to weaken at all and Daniel crossed the finishing line with
 minutes to spare in a very impressive 22.33. Sam finished 2nd a couple of
 minutes slower. As they were competing as guests they weren't eligible for
 the trophy but back at the clubhouse they were awarded with special gold and
 silver medals. However, the Baker Cup was still destined to go to a junior,
 for it was Tom Kearey who crossed the line next, a good minute ahead of Tony
 Clark who caught Katie Walton on the line. 75-year-old Allan Lang was not
 far behind.

 The Jack Ellicock trophy is normally presented to the leading junior in the
 handicap but as Tom had won the main prize the trophy was awarded instead to
 Tom's sister Josie.

 Fastest time of the day was set by Peter Haarer with 16.41. Ted Mockett was
 2nd on 16.56, then joint third were Mark Herbert and Rick Jenner on 17.53.
 Fastest woman - and 5th fastest overall - was Megan de Silva on 18.23, ahead
 of Marie Synnott-Wells 19.26 and Becky Hall 21.56.

 There was a full house at the Roebuck for the evening's supper and prize
 presentations. Once again Alan Hedger organised the collection and engraving
 of our very impressive array of silverware. Alan is now standing down as
 Trophies Steward with our thanks for a job well done, and Heather Martingell
 has kindly volunteered to take his place. Alan assisted the President in
 distributing as many as possible of the trophies to their new owners, though
 as usual it was slightly disappointing that not more winners could be
 present to collect their trophies. The opportunity was also taken to make
 the Club Honours presentation to Gill Sanders for her performance in
 finishing 2nd in last year's Surrey Championships. 

 Also presented were the trophies for the season-long competitions. The men's
 McLeod Trophy for points scored in all races during the winter season was
 won by Ted Mockett with a score of 1415, ahead of Stewart Anderson 1289 and
 Mark Herbert 1202. The women's equivalent - prosaically known as the Women's
 Performance Award - was won by Becky Hall on 1384, a long way ahead of
 Wiebke Kortum on 970 and Sonia Rowland on 936. The Points Prize for
 consistency in handicaps was won by Andy Woodhouse with 15 points ahead of
 Ellen Clague on 13 and five members on 10 points.          

 Some special "Above and Beyond Contribution to Ranelagh Harriers" awards
 were also made. To general acclaim these went to Alan Hedger, Ken Powley,
 Steve Rowland, Andy Bickerstaff, Ted McCabe, Ivan Boggis, Carol Barnshaw,
 Clive Naish and Phil Killingley.

 Many thanks go to Andy Hayward and Michele Gibson for organising the evening
 and to Mike White for the beer.    

 Heather's videos: and a slideshow:. 
 Our team wasn't at full strength but performed well to finish in the top
 half of the field. Estelle Damant on the opening stage finished 6th in a
 time of 18.12 for the 5053 metres lap, which was to be the 18th fastest time
 of the day. 

 1   Aldershot F&D          1:49.17
 17  Ranelagh A             2:03.56
      6  Estelle Damant       18.12
     10  Becky Hall           19.59
     20  Marilyn Horne        22.10
     16  Liz Kipling          20.08
     15  Julia Bailey         21.05
     17  Lara Werrett         22.22  
 31  Ranelagh B             2:15.15
     39  Ellen Clague         22.55
     41  Rachel Revett        24.15
     41  Ann Kearey           25.29
     36  Estelle Damant       19.25
     31  Becky Hall           20.36
     31  Marilyn Horne        22.35  

 MÜNSTER SILVESTERLAUF 10km  Wednesday 31st December in Muenster, Germany
 This escaped the net - a first sub-34 10km for George Howard.

 1   P Florian (LG Brauns)  31.50
 5   George Howard          33.56

 It was good to see Liz Kipling back in action, finishing 4th woman and 1st
 over 40.

 1   A Gomez (unatt)        35.35  (chip time 35.30)
 4   J Davis (Morn C)       36.27  (36.23)
 43  Liz Kipling            42.36  (42.30)

 1    P Limo (Kenya)        1:05.35  (chip time 1:05.35)
 18   G Yator (Kenya)       1:16.22  (1:16.22 - 1st woman)
 2366 Kirsty Bangham        2:02.06  (1:56.47)   

 FLEET HALF MARATHON  Sunday 22nd March
 The Fleet is an odd race, incorporating as it does the armed forces
 championships. Runners of whom one has never heard appear, run fast times
 and then disappear again. Twenty-six of the top forty were servicemen and so
 they dominated the team results. Services personnel were not quite so
 prevalent in the women's race but still took two of the top three team
 places. Our leading trio of Megan de Silva 9th, Marie Synnott-Wells 21st and
 Becky Hall 22nd all ran exceptionally well and were unlucky to find
 themselves just outside the team prizes in 4th position. Marie and Heather
 Martingell finished 2nd and 6th over 50s respectively.

 1   M Kallenberg (RAF)     1:07.49  (chip time 1:07.49)
 23  S Ward (HHH)           1:15.44  (1:15.42 - 1st woman)
 158 Megan de Silva         1:25.11  (1:25.07)
 250 Marie Synnott-Wells    1:28.50  (1:28.34)
 259 Becky Hall             1:29.19  (1:29.04)
 797 Rob Curtis             1:43.38  (1:42.38)
 997 Heather Martingell     1:47.11  (1:46.22)  

 There were some good runs here, led by big PBs from George Howard and Julia

 1     A Kilpagat (Kenya)   1:03.10  (chip time 1:03.09)
 65    L Partridge (AFD)    1:10.32  (1:10.31 - 1st woman)
 88    George Howard        1:12.33  (1:12.31)
 135   Carl Selya-Hammer    1:14.57  (1:14.54)
 287   Rick Jenner          1:19.52  (1:19.41)
 315   James Whistler       1:20.44  (1:20.29)
 373   Michael Everard      1:22.38  (1:22.19)
 644   Stewart Anderson     1:29.02  (1:28.44)
 1224  Sean Paynter         1:36.15  (1:32.26)
 1719  Julia Bailey         1:40.58  (1:37.41)
 11723 Tanya Allen          2:54.20  (2:46.49) 

 EASTLEIGH 10km  Sunday 22nd March
 Estelle Damant finished 7th in a quality women's race.

 1   M Bennett (Soton)      30.48  (chip time 30.47)
 61  H Tobin (B&H)          34.34  (34.29 - 1st woman)
 103 Estelle Damant         36.31  (36.27) 

 EXETER 10km  Sunday 22nd March
 Liz Kipling ran very close to 40 minutes, and was runner-up in the women's
 race and first over 40.

 1   L Turner (Torbay)      33.12  (chip time 33.12)
 20  E Sutcliffe (SWRR)     38.39  (38.39 - 1st woman)
 35  Liz Kipling            40.04  (40.03)  

 Races with some variant of the name "Richmond Half Marathon" seem to be
 proliferating. Here Kris Davidson led our pack with a new PB.

 1    M Nicholls (Tonb)     1:11.11  (chip time 1:11.11)
 9    Kris Davidson         1:18.49  (1:18.48)
 44   H Shortland (unatt)   1:26.10  (1:26.10 - 1st woman)
 90   Bill Neely            1:29.33  (1:29.20)
 759  Katherine Mercer      1:48.52  (1:47.27)
 1021 Ally Salisbury        1:54.28  (1:53.17)
 1249 Karima Graham         1:59.10  (1:53.39)
 1335 Ashleigh Ferris       2:00.56  (1:55.54)
 1336 Ann Kearey            2:00.56  (1:55.54)
 1470 Phil Rushby           2:03.54  (1:53.27)
 2037 Colette Doran         2:18.02  (2:07.57)
 2307 Julian Holden         2:25.27  (2:09.17)    

 SALOMON RICHMOND 10km  Sunday 22nd March
 1   N Swinburn (Morpeth)   32.51  (chip time 32.51)
 6   G Malir (Ilkley)       38.48  (38.47 - 1st woman)
 11  Peter Weir             41.05  (41.01)
 57  Steve Aikin            47.54  (47.49)
 63  Paul Wapshott          48.13  (47.56)
 116 Carol Aikin            52.13  (52.07)
 330 Ann-Marie Harvie       61.48  (61.36)
 Daniel Rushby was the winner in the Boys Year 3 and 4 category.

 Boys Year 1 & 2  (800m) 
 1   J Santer (unatt)       3.41
 4   Sam Rushby             3.49
 34  Nathaniel Bond         4.39  

 Boys Year 3 & 4
 1   Daniel Rushby          6.52

 Boys Year 5 & 6
 1   E Andrews (Strag)      6.32
 21  James Rushby           7.50

 Girls Year 5 & 6 
 1   M Collis (HHH)         6.27
 9   Cara Hieker            7.29

 1    S Nyokaye (Kenya)     1:05.27  (chip time 1:05.26)
 35   M Ondieki (Kenya)     1:21.36  (1:21.35 - 1st woman)
 1543 Umberto Grieco        2:00.49  (1:58.40) 

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km  Friday 27th March in Hyde Park
 1   R Weston (Serp)        15.44
 7   Ian Kenton             17.08
 25  C Oldfield (V of A)    18.05
 205 Alan Davidson          24.31   

 CRANLEIGH 15 / 21 miles  Sunday 29th March
 Marie Synnott-Wells was the second woman home in the 15 miler and first over
 45. In the men's 15 Nick Twomey and Mark Herbert filled 4th and 6th slots.

 15 miles
 1   S Kennedy (BVR)        1:33.20
 4   Nick Twomey            1:36.59
 6   Mark Herbert           1:39.38
 19  Marie Synnott-Wells    1:52.41
 100 Heather Martingell     2:19.59

 21 miles
 1   A Weir (TH&H)          2:04.19
 19  Duncan Mallison        2:23.18
 245 Hannah Doyle           3:15.00

 SPITFIRE 20 miles  Sunday 29th March at Dunsfold
 1   A Jackson (Sitting)    1:58.38  (chip time 1:58.38)
 21  A McEwing (Erme V)     2:10.20  (2:10.17)
 74  Nick Wright            2:26.51  (2:26.16)

 1   T Lambert (Winch)      1:07.09  (chip time 1:07.09)
 61  C Elms (Dul R)         1:22.30  (1:22.28 - 1st woman)
 533 Chris Read             1:43.33  (1:42.11)

 1   L Bidogia (Italy)      1:12.47  (chip time 1:12.46)
 25  S Moore (unatt)        1:28.53  (1:28.48 - 1st woman)
 205 Anne Philpott          2:05.00  (2:04.42)

 1   S Gaiduc (Dartford)    1:13.12  (chip time 1:13.12)
 26  S Grant (Serp)         1:27.07  (1:27.06 - 1st woman)
 35  Peter Faull            1:29.04  (1:29.01)

 1    R McLeod (Tipton)     1:07.49  (chip time 1:07.49)
 3    J Spink (Bristol & W) 1:16.24  (1:16.22 - 1st woman)
 78   Richard Kennedy       1:31.42  (1:31.36)
 804  Kirsty Bangham        1:58.42  (1:58.11)
 1889 Ann-Marie Harvie      2:26.19  (2:23.51)

 WHITE HORSE HALF MARATHON  Sunday 29th March at Grove
 1   J Bolton (Wood)        1:14.32  (chip time 1:14.32)
 16  J McBain (Alch)        1:24.16  (1:24.13 - 1st woman)
 369 John Herriott          2:03.47  (2:03.11)      

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 21st March
 Eirin McDaid finished third.

 1   G Upton (unatt)        16.08
 3   Eirin McDaid           16.46
 7   S Saller (Ox U)        17.59  (1st woman)
 8   Jonathan Smith         18.00
 11  Richard Holme          18.48
 24  Bill Neely             20.10
 78  Alberto Esguevillas    24.09
 82  Amrut Sharma           24.15
 88  Tomas Sterner          24.23
 103 Carol Aikin            25.05
 130 Rachel Allen           26.24 
 144 Daniel Rushby          26.58
 152 Sam Rushby             27.08
 184 James Rushby           28.29
 185 Phil Rushby            28.33                   
 211 Val Lowman             29.41
 216 Bronwen Northmore      30.01
 236 Peter Lowman           31.33
 239 Katie Walton           32.02
 285 Penny Merrett          39.09
 286 Bev Ali                39.22   
 288 Pat Hewlett            41.02

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 21st March
 Yes, it's consecutive Ranelagh win number 13, with Nick Twomey doing the
 honours and Mark Herbert 3rd.

 1   Nick Twomey            17.23
 3   Mark Herbert           18.46
 11  L Hales (Woking)       19.47  (1st woman)
 18  Tom Kearey             21.25
 31  Lewis Emery            23.00
 46  Alan Davidson          24.50
 64  Ann Kearey             27.07
 65  Kevin Kearey           27.09
 82  Mary Hickson           29.09
 87  Christine David        29.51
 92  Tanya Allen            32.07
 93  Stacey Barber          32.57

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 21st March
 1    J Mays (Bas & MH)     15.17
 23   N Swaffield (WSEH)    18.43  (1st woman)
 108  Léonie Kennedy        20.58
 109  Sacha Kennedy         21.00
 286  Ian Grange            23.27
 591  Kirsty Bangham        26.37
 721  Nic Evans             27.55 
 746  Jackie Dunkley        28.24
 1052 John Hanscomb         41.33

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 21st March
 1   J Millbank (SMR)       17.03
 9   D Norman (E&E)         19.32  (1st woman)
 13  Paul Sinton-Hewitt     19.54
 43  Chris Camacho          23.23
 44  Simon Taylor           23.27
 57  Peter Wright           24.24
 75  Tom Reay               25.36
 83  Jo Sinton-Hewitt       27.08
 120 Rob Kitchen            32.08
 121 Philippa Kitchen       32.09
 132 Alison Dicks           40.11

 WOKING parkrun 5km  Saturday 21st March
 Ed Barker was the winner this week.

 1   Ed Barker              18.32  
 3   K Shiel-Rankin (AFD)   19.08  (1st woman)

 SOUTHWICK COUNTRY parkrun 5km  Saturday 21st March
 Marc Snaith finished 2nd.

 1   A Bradburn (Salis)     18.01
 2   Marc Snaith            18.15
 40  Z Yeomans (Avon V)     21.37  (1st woman)

 St PETERS SYDNEY parkrun 5km  Saturday 21st March
 John Pratt reports from Australia:
 "My first race as M70, modest time because of nasty hill at 2.5k and pulled
 calf muscle after 3k. The previous race I did in Sydney was about 20 years
 ago, when I finished the City to Surf with a stress fractured fibula. Maybe
 they don't want Ranelagh to do well here? Or maybe I'm getting too old for
 this sort of thing."

 1   L Oakes (SydneyS)     17.25
 31  D Smith (unatt)        20.58 (1st woman)
 106 John Pratt             24.57 

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 21st March)...
 Old Deer Park: 13 Phil Roberts 23.23,  35 Kris Davidson 28.55
 Bournemouth: 116 Eugenio Carmo 24.49
 Gunnersbury: 82 Phil Jackson 23.49
 Dulwich: 41 Marilyn Horne 21.17
 Bognor Regis: 6 David Rowe 20.28  
 Ally Pally: 18 Andres Arana 23.07
 Ashton Court: 68 Chris Spink 23.33
 Osterley: 29 Rebecca Northmore 25.55,  30 Cathy Holman 25.56
 Warszawa-Ursynow, Poland: 32 Peter Fordham 23.58
 Medina IoW: 189 Juliette Chan 33.40 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th March
 1   C Oddy (unatt)         16.42
 21  Peter Weir             19.43
 36  K Rigg (unatt)         21.34  (1st woman)
 38  Steve Aikin            22.02
 48  Lee Coole              22.36
 62  Colin Lloyd            23.11
 69  Nick Fordham           23.28
 91  John Hobson            24.32
 117 Peter Faull            25.38 
 125 Andrew Brown           25.57
 127 Phil Rushby            26.02
 128 James Rushby           26.04
 166 Leeanne Bryce          27.55
 171 Carol Aikin            28.04
 174 Alberto Esguevillas    28.06
 213 Deepa Sharma           29.22
 214 Amrut Sharma           29.23     
 241 Bronwen Northmore      30.45
 262 Ally Salisbury         31.29 
 309 Bev Ali                39.16   
 315 Pat Hewlett            52.20

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th March
 Nick Twomey again, with Ranelagh consecutive win number 14, and new member
 Jonathan Smith backing up in third place.

 1   Nick Twomey            17.45
 3   Jonathan Smith         18.07
 4   Duncan Mallison        18.40
 6   Colin Brett            18.45
 12  Kevin Kearey           20.32
 18  M Hunt (BeaRCat)       21.58  (1st woman)
 25  Daniel Chiechi         23.18
 53  Rachel Allen           26.15 
 76  Christine David        29.38
 82  Cindy Croucher         30.31
 87  Paul Wapshott          30.54
 92  Tanya Allen            32.33
 98  Lexi Slaughter         37.54
 100 Waldron Slaughter      37.58

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th March
 1   A Jaksevicius (Belg)   16.29
 6   S Saller (Ox U)        17.29  (1st woman)
 13  Nick Wright            17.59
 145 Chris Spink            21.54
 174 Adam Wright            22.23  
 684 Nic Evans              28.30
 747 Mary Hickson           29.44
 956 Wally Garrod           37.22 
 982 John Hanscomb          42.04

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th March
 First place for Craig Maclellan.

 1   Craig Maclellan        19.24
 6   Kris Davidson          21.31
 8   B Farr (Sheen)         21.59  (1st woman)
 37  Julian Holden          26.56
 41  Lorna Smith            28.18

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th March
 1   S Davies (unatt)       18.14
 21  Chris Camacho          22.31 
 22  M Ansell (unatt)       22.41  (1st woman)
 67  Fiona Pugh             26.58
 70  Alison Dicks           27.15
 82  Jackie Dunkley         29.19

 FRIMLEY LODGE parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th March
 This was former Ranelagh member Darren Wood's 500th parkrun! No-one else has
 come even close to this figure - John Hanscomb on 440 runs is Darren's
 nearest challenger.

 1   M Symes (AFD)          16.21
 25  S Rollins (AFD)        19.06  (1st woman)
 159 Darren Wood (Hart RR)  23.50
 278 Paul Sinton-Hewitt     27.10
 297 Jo Sinton-Hewitt       27.36
 474 Deirdre Inman          32.59

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 28th March)...
 Brockwell: 13 James Whistler 18.39
 Bournemouth: 79 Eugenio Carmo 24.19
 York: 114 Phil Jackson 23.24
 Oxford: 125 Evelyn Joslin 29.02
 Bognor Regis: 9 David Rowe 20.28, 126 Sharon Rowe 36.10  
 St Albans: 34 Lydia Louw 20.17,  151 Arthur Louw 25.06
 Southsea: 78 Alan Davidson 25.28
 Warszawa-Praga, Poland: 71 Lynne Barber 27.34
 Lloyd Park, Croydon: 64 Peter Fordham 27.36
 Llyn Llech Owain:: 31 Tom Reay 28.13 

 Tips on cross-country running from H W Payne (Woodford Green AC), 1926: