*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 447 3 April 2015 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * 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 volunteer * Rex Lofts obituary ATTENTION PLEASE **************** CONGRATULATIONS... ...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. SUBSCRIPTIONS... ...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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 2015 ROAD GRAND PRIX 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. SURREY ROAD LEAGUE 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:. RANELAGH RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 3rd May 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. HELP NEEDED AT OUR HALF MARATHON 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 midday) 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 email@example.com THURSDAY NIGHT TRACK TRAINING AT OSTERLEY 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:. RICHMOND 10km Entries are open for our Richmond 10km on Sunday 21st June. Entry limit is 700, so get your application in early! Details:. WIMBLEDON COMMON TRAIL RACES 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:. MARATHON TALK 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:. LONDON MARATHON ON 5 LIVE 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. RIVER THAMES HALF MARATHON Sunday 18th October 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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." LONDON MARATHON FUND RAISER 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 email@example.com (also available on the door). It should be good fun. justgiving.com/Lewis4GeoffsPlace." FACEBOOK Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. RANELAGH JUNIORS Check out what's happening in our junior section ranelagh-harriers-juniors.com STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES 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 scores. 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. REX LOFTS 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. 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 ) Sunday 12th April MABAC League 5 miles at Winterfold Forest, nr Cranleigh Brighton Marathon Sunday 19th April Thames Towpath 10 miles. 9am start. Entries closed Thursday 23rd April Stragglers Junior Handicap Race 1 - see above. 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, 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 *************** 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 hectic. 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:. SOUTH OF ENGLAND WOMEN'S 6-STAGE ROAD RELAY Sunday 29th March at Milton Keynes 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 QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK 10km Sunday 7th March 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) NORTH LONDON HALF MARATHON Sunday 15th March 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) READING HALF MARATHON Sunday 22nd March There were some good runs here, led by big PBs from George Howard and Julia Bailey. 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) SALOMON RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 22nd March 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) SALOMON RICHMOND MINI MILE Sunday 22nd March 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 HASTINGS HALF MARATHON Sunday 22nd March 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) PADDOCK WOOD HALF MARATHON Sunday 29th March 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) KINGSTON HALF MARATHON Sunday 29th March 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) CROYDON HALF MARATHON Sunday 29th March 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) HAMPTON COURT PALACE HALF MARATHON Sunday 29th March 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 FINALLY... Tips on cross-country running from H W Payne (Woodford Green AC), 1926: Video:.