Newsdesk 2015

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 449             3 May 2015
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  
 *  George Howard and Becky Hall win the club Marathon championships in the
 *  Mike Peace retains his London Ever-Present record
 *  Steve Whitehead and Emma Wood lead our teams at the Towpath 10
 *  Nick Twomey wins the Shakespeare Marathon
 *  Ranelagh juniors win the first Stragglers Handicap 
 *  Marie Synnott-Wells runs 3:10 for 3rd over 50 in the Manchester Marathon
 *  Ian Kenton finishes 3rd in the Fairoaks 10
 *  parkrun placings for Megan de Silva, Fiona Ford, Jordan Mungovan, Kris
     Davidson, Carl Assmundson, Ted Mockett, Wiebke Kortum, Eirin McDaid, Craig
     Maclellan, Sacha Kennedy, Léonie Kennedy, Lydia Louw, Sonia Rowland, Nick
     Twomey and Mark Herbert   
 *  2015-16 subscriptions are now due

 ...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.  

 Our annual 8-week beginners course for women starts next Tuesday May 5th at
 7pm from the clubhouse. If you know anyone who might be interested, direct
 her here:.

 All the "never again..." vows will have been forgotten by now, so here's the
 important news: the ballot for places in the 2016 London Marathon - to be
 held on April 24th - opens next Monday May 4th and closes at 5pm on Friday
 May 8th.  Details here:.

 Ranelagh's Road Grand Prix began with the Thames Towpath 10 and continues
 with any Spring Marathon up to May 3rd. GP points for the Marathon are
 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.  Some Marathon results have yet to
 appear officially, but provisional leaders after two events are (Open)
 George Howard, Steve Whitehead and Bill Neely on 12 points; (Men Over 40)
 Stewart Anderson on 8; (Men Over 50) Bill Neely on 11; (Women) Marie
 Synnott-Wells and Emma Wood on 6; (Women Over 40) Colette Doran and Wiebke
 Kortum on 6; (Women Over 50) Carol Aikin and Marie Synnott-Wells on 6. Full
 details of the Grand Prix here:.  

 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:. 

 Head coach Karen Weir writes:
 "The Ranelagh coaches will be putting on monthly strength and conditioning
 sessions on a Tuesday evening after training. These will consist of a few
 short but very specific exercises for runners, that can then be repeated at
 home. If the weather is good we'll be outside where there is a little more
 room, however if it's wet we'll try and cater for as many people in the
 clubhouse as possible. Sessions will start at 8.30pm and be led by different
 coaches each month. Dates/coaches are as follows:
 Tuesday 28th April - Trevor and Wyn, 2nd June - Colin, Michelle and Deborah,
 30th June - Wiebke and Vicci, 28th July - Chris and Peter, 25th August -
 Karen ".

 MAGIC MILE  Thursday 21st May at Osterley
 David Lawley writes:
 "To coincide with the track sessions, and the end of another gruelling block
 of training I'm sure, we are once again organising the  'Magic Mile'. We'll
 have heats, the start gun, lap counter and bell and some way of recording
 your results too. All welcome at Osterley track, 7:30pm.

 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! 60 Ranelagh Harriers are already on
 the list. Details:.  

 THAMES HARE & HOUNDS 22nd PARKLAND RELAYS  Wednesday 20th May 2015 at 7pm in
 Richmond Park  
 Peter Fordham writes:
 "TH&H are again hosting this superb event at Spankers Hill Wood near the Pen
 Ponds Car Park. It is one of the best summer events and represented by clubs
 across South London. Teams compete in a 4 leg x 3 mile relay in the heart of
 the park. Prizes and refreshments are at the Telegraph Inn on Putney Heath
 Last year, we were represented by the senior men's and the very senior men's
 teams. I am hoping we can have better representation this year, if you wish
 to enter please contact me at peter_fordham@yahoo.com  and I shall organise
 the men's entries and teams. The entry fee is covered by Ranelagh Harriers."

 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:. Andy
 adds "All my helpers get a mug, chocolate, fruit at the race, and pint or
 glass at the Telegraph". Contact Andy andy.bickerstaff@goodrunguide.co.uk .  

 Roy Reeder of Stragglers writes:
 "I'm once again organising the River Thames Half Marathon. 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
 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."  

 Andy Woodhouse is standing down as Fixtures Secretary from next year. He
 will be doing the job for the 2015/16 winter season, but thereafter we will
 need a replacement. Essentially the job entails setting the dates for our
 winter fixtures. Some, like area championships and leagues, are fixed for us
 and we have to work our domestic fixtures - handicaps, mob matches etc -
 around them. If anyone is interested it would be a good idea for him or her
 to shadow Andy on this winter's fixtures. Contact Hon Sec Wyn Williams.

 Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. 

 Check out what's happening in our junior section here:. 

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

 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 Form:. Please pre-register with coaches Colin, Heather or Maia.

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

 Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th May    Green Belt Relay

 Thursday 21st May             Stragglers Junior Handicap Race 2 - see above.

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

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

 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.  

 THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles  Sunday 19th April at Chiswick
 The opening event of our 2015 Summer Road Grand Prix attracted 28 runners
 from Ranelagh - not bad in the middle of Marathon season. Steve Whitehead
 was our top man, 4th in 58.49 and 2nd veteran over 40.  Rick Jenner ran well
 for 11th place then came Bill Neely, just outside the prize list as 4th over
 50. Stewart Anderson - like Bill, warming up for the following week's London
 - was also inside 70 minutes and Paul Rider was just outside. Then came
 several more in the 70 minutes bracket, followed by our leading woman on the
 day, Emma Wood, who recorded 85.08. Not far behind Emma were Carol Aikin and
 Sally Bamford.   

  1   M Taylor (Belgrave)    58.11   
 2   P Flewitt (Ealing S&M) 58.17    
 3   A Barnes (London Hth)  58.18      
 4   Steve Whitehead        58.49    
 11  Rick Jenner            61.33
 39  O Balme (Dul R)        67.51      
 46  Bill Neely             68.22    
 57  Stewart Anderson       69.20    
 62  Paul Rider             70.07    
 78  Paul Gilbert           72.23    
 80  Lloyd Camp             72.52    
 81  Alberto Esguevillas    72.53    
 98  Paul Hodges            74.37    
 101 Stephen Aikin          75.03    
 116 Ian Keith              75.56    
 126 Amrut Sharma           76.43    
 129 Niall O'Connor         77.17    
 155 Simon Taylor           79.20    
 185 Phil Roberts           80.31    
 234 Peter Fordham          83.52    
 255 Emma Wood              85.08      
 264 James Barber           85.35    
 267 Tom Reay               85.51    
 274 Carol Aikin            86.24    
 285 Sally Bamford          87.43    
 333 Colette Doran          91.16    
 420 Lynne Barber           97.49    
 452 Peter Gatley          100.41    
 487 Alan Meaden           107.56    
 488 David Meaden          108.37    
 495 Katie Walton          109.55      
 500 Deborah Blakemore     111.14    
 LONDON MARATHON  Sunday 26th April
 The warm weather that had been making us think that summer had arrived
 abated just in time for the race, but the cooler conditions were accompanied
 by heavy rain over the Saturday night. Fortunately the rain cleared up
 during the morning, leaving generally good conditions for both runners and
 spectators. A stellar line-up had been assembled for both men's and women's
 races. It was Kenyans who dominated the men's race, but the winner was to be
 neither the holder Wilson Kipsang nor the world record holder Dennis
 Kimetto. Instead, in a tight finish, it was a victory for the former track
 specialist Eliud Kipchoge in 2:04.42, just 13 seconds outside the course

 Just as for the men's race, the pace-makers were largely an irrelevance in
 the women's event. A relatively slow early pace guaranteed there would be no
 records but it was another fight to the finish with Ethiopia coming out on
 top in the shape of Tigist Tufa. She ran 2:23.22, 18 seconds clear of
 Kenya's Mary Keitany, who had run sub 2:20 in winning the 2011 and 2012
 races. Of course, pace-makers or not, no-one was going to touch Paula
 Radcliffe's magnificent world record of 2:15.25 from the 2003 race. Paula
 herself enjoyed a valedictory "lap of honour" starting with the masses
 rather than the elite. She still ran a nifty 2:36 as the leading woman from
 the mass start.

 For Ranelagh the competition for the Winter Cup club marathon championship
 was expected to be a duel between George Howard and Carl Selya-Hammer, and
 so it proved. George made the faster start and passed 10km in 36.41 to
 Carl's 37.26. By half way, George's advantage had grown to 1.41 as he went
 through in 1:17.22 with Carl on 1:19.03. By 30k, passed by George in
 1:50.31, the gap had grown to 2:13. However, George - head down and
 determined -  was beginning to suffer and his next 10km took 38.45 to Carl's
 38.11. George wasn't about to crumble, however, and at the finish he still
 had 1:23 in hand over his rival. Both ran inside 2:40, and I believe both
 times were PBs. Carl wrote: "That was beyond anything I could have hoped
 for, truly the greatest marathon in the world. 13 marathons in, I've finally
 learned to run a patient race so I felt strong until the very end."  

 Third Ranelagh finisher was Kris Davidson who ran a very steady race with
 5km splits varying by less than half a minute until slowing a little in the
 last few kilometres. His 2:43.59 was another PB, as was Duncan Mallison's
 2:57.31. Duncan's was another well-judged run, grinding out the kms in
 metronomic fashion to duck inside 3 hours for the first time. Sub 3:10 were
 marathon debutant Peter Faull and Stewart Anderson, and sub 3:20 were Nick
 Wright and Bill Neely. Also sub-3:20 was Becky Hall who ran a big PB of
 about 3:15 to take our women's club championship for the Brasher Bowl.
 Unfortunately her chip malfunctioned and at the time of writing her exact
 time is still to be confirmed. from backup sources.       

 Another with a duff chip was Bruce McLaren but his time has been sorted out
 as 3:23. A Ranelagh crowd came through at about 3:40, including Chris Hunton
 and his daughter Amelie. They had been on separate starts and resolved to
 run their own races, but found themselves together at 18 miles. So they ran
 the rest of the way together and finished hand in hand. Just behind was
 Wiebke Kortum, who was another to judge her run perfectly, hardly slowing at
 all to record a 3:40.34 PB. Karen Weir and Sean Paynter were next in, then
 Simon Martin who was one of the Runner's World pacers. 3:45 was his target,
 and he led his followers home with admirable precision in 3:44.29. 

 Our last sub-4 hours finisher was Mike Peace, completing is 35th London
 Marathon as one of now just twelve ever-presents. Mike's fastest was 2:37.21
 back in 1991, his slowest 3:57.27 when carrying an injury in 2007. Today he
 ran 3:50.38 and looks good for a few more years yet. Now 66, he's the second
 youngest of the "survivors". The remaining Ranelagh finishers, so far as we
 know, were all in the 4 hours bracket - Ian Grange, Jane Craigie-Payne,
 Lewis Emery, Leeanne Bryce, Karima Graham and Peter Gatley. Well done to all
 those who made it to the finish line, and if we have missed anyone please
 let us know.

 In the Mini-Marathon, Izzy Atkins and Sacha and Léonie Kennedy formed half
 of the winning Richmond team in the Boroughs Under 13 race, with Izzy in
 third place. Josie Kearey ran in the same race for Hounslow.

  1     Eliud Kipchoge (Ken) 2:04:42     
 2     Wilson Kipsang (Ken) 2:04:47     
 3     Dennis Kimetto (Ken) 2:05:50     
 235   George Howard        2:38:03     
 281   Carl Selya-Hammer    2:39:33
 426   Kris Davidson        2:43.59     
 1393  Duncan Mallison      2:57:31   
 2616  Peter Faull          3:09:01     
 2724  Stewart Anderson     3:09:56   
 3326  Nick Wright          3:14:45     
 3771  Bill Neely           3:18:56
 4293  Bruce McLaren        3:23.13   
 6804  Chris Hunton         3:40:50   
 7112  Sean Paynter         3:42:28     
 7503  Simon Martin         3:44:29   
 8717  Mike Peace           3:50:38   
 11972 Ian Grange           4:07:01   
 14563 Lewis Emery          4:23:07   
 18693 Peter Gatley         4:53:37   
  1     Tigist Tufa (Eth)    2:23:22      
 2     Mary Keitany (Ken)   2:23:40      
 3     Tirfi Tsegaye (Eth)  2:23:41      
       Becky Hall           3:15 - exact time to be confirmed   
 1461  Amelie Hunton        3:40:08      
 1488  Wiebke Kortum        3:40:34    
 1625  Karen Weir           3:42:26    
 3803  Jane Craigie-Payne   4:07:56    
 6346  Leeanne Bryce        4:31:56      
 8498  Karima Graham        4:52:13    
 Boroughs Mini-Marathon Girls 13-14

  1    Y Marchini (West)    18.07 
 3    Isobel Atkins (Rich) 18.12 
 24   Sacha Kennedy (Rich) 19.37 
 47   Léonie Kennedy (Rich)20.18 
 186  Josie Kearey (Houns) 23.34  
 There were some good performances in Manchester, with new member Richard
 Dunley inside 3 hours and Marie Synnott-Wells third over 50 in 3:10.

  1    P Martelletti (Run F)2:17.47
 26   G Bruinvels (AFD)    2:37.16  (1st woman)
 364  Richard Dunley       2:57.18
 866  Marie Synnott-Wells  3:10.49
 1453 William Griffin      3:21.06
 2774 Ellen Clague         3:41.31
 3675 Hannah Doyle         3:52.21
 6705 Maya Farah           4:43.42
 FAIROAKS 10 miles  Sunday 19th April at Woking
 Ian Kenton took third place just inside the hour.

  1   P Lowe (Strag)         56.21
 3   Ian Kenton             59.44   
 HYDE PARK 10km  Sunday 19th April
  1   K White (Herc Wimb)    33.46  (chip time  33.45)
 13  James Whistler         36.53  (36.51)
 25  A O'Brien (unatt)      38.10  (38.08 - 1st woman)  
 STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP RACE 1  Thursday 23rd April at the Hawker Centre
 The Ranelagh juniors picked up where they left off last summer with a
 convincing team win in the first race of Stragglers' junior handicap series.
 There were 65 runners in the main event, 21 of them representing Ranelagh.
 Those who have not run one of these races before are given a standard
 handicap based on their age, and as this was the first race of the season it
 was inevitable that there should be a lot of these first-timers. They
 dominated the front of the field, including Ranelagh's Oscar Stewart 4th,
 Isabelle Clarke 6th and Jonathan Read 8th. First-timers don't qualify for
 the "First Lad" and "First Gal" medals, and we had to go right down to 11th
 place for the First Lad. This was another Ranelagh, Nathaniel Bond. Another
 14 finished before the official First Gal.

 The fastest boy was unattached Edward Andrews, but his 8.18 was only good
 for 62nd in the handicap. Several Ranelaghs were within half a minute or so
 of that time, including Noah Heron-Brett, Jonathan Read, Daniel Rushby,
 Jonny Brook and Luke Maguire, all well inside 9 minutes. Fastest girl was
 Stragglers' Maisie Jensen on 8.53 but this was only 9 seconds clear of
 Ranelagh's Frida Roper. Cara Hieker was also inside 10 minutes. In the Minis
 race, Ben Rushby finished 3rd and was "First Lad". 

 Other first-timers included Molly Stewart, Connor Clarke, Afrah Sait and
 Francesca Baty-Symes, while old hands included Charlie Brook, Sam Rushby,
 Astrid Roper, Ciara McLaren, Oliver Beal, Matthew Beal and James Rushby.
 Every one of the youngsters ran well and - we hope - enjoyed themselves. The
 next event is on Thursday 21st May - see above for  details. 

  1   A De Roserio (F Pen)   14.40  (actual time  9.40)
 4   Oscar Stewart          15.32  (10.32)
 6   Isabelle Clarke        15.50  (10.50)
 8   Jonathan Read          16.35  (8.35)
 9   M Jensen (Strag)       16.53  (8.53 - fastest girl)
 11  Nathaniel Bond         17.05  (11.35 - first lad)
 17  Molly Stewart          17.43  (12.43)
 18  Cara Hieker            17.44  (9.44)
 19  Connor Clarke          17.49  (9.49)
 22  Afrah Sait             18.22  (13.22)
 24  Francesca Baty-Symes   18.27  (10.27) 
 26  R Wiltshire (unatt)    18.37  (10.37 - 1st gal)
 35  Charlie Brook          19.21  (9.51)             
 38  Frida Roper            19.32  (9.02)
 39  Noah Heron-Brett       19.33  (8.33)
 41  Daniel Rushby          19.38  (8.38)
 43  Sam Rushby             19.43  (10.13)
 47  Luke Maguire           19.52  (8.52)
 49  Astrid Roper           19.59  (10.59)
 50  Ciara McLaren          20.01  (11.01)
 51  Oliver Beal            20.02  (10.32)
 53  Jonny Brook            20.11  (8.41)
 56  Matthew Beal           20.18  (9.48)
 61  James Rushby           20.30  (9.30)
 62  E Andrews (unatt)      20.48  (8.18 - fastest boy)           

  1   Ranelagh H             41
 2   Stragglers             26
 3   Flaming Penguins       16
 4=  Sheen Shufflers         8
     Kingston AC & Poly H    8
 6   St Mary's Richmond AC   4 
  1   J Norman (Strags)      3.04
 3   Ben Rushby             3.50  (1st lad)

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km   Friday 24th April in Hyde Park
  1   T Aldred (Lon H)       15.17
 8   J Williams (Annan V)   17.10  (1st woman)
 10  Ian Kenton             17.23
 84  Steve Aikin            20.45
 102 Paul Hodges            21.28
 177 Alan Davidson          23.57
 193 Carol Aikin            24.52 
 SHAKESPEARE MARATHON  Sunday 26th April at Stratford-upon-Avon
 While others were concentrating on that other race in London, Nick Twomey
 and Lloyd Camp were making their way up to the land of the Bard to tackle
 the Shakespeare Marathon. And what a great move that turned out to be for
 Nick, as he brought home the top silverware thanks to a new PB of 2:41.41.  

  1   Nick Twomey            2:41.41
 13  S Harrison (Leam)      2:59.46
 168 Lloyd Camp             3:41.49
 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th April
 A good win for Jordan Mungovan.

  1   Jordan Mungovan        16.39
 15  C Clover (Newbury)     18.55  (1st woman)
 21  Peter Weir             19.20
 29  Stewart Anderson       20.02
 57  Lee Coole              22.10
 68  John Ricketts          22.46
 116 Peter Faull            24.24
 136 James Rushby           24.59
 137 Daniel Rushby          25.04
 139 John Hobson            25.08
 200 Michael Sikora         27.51
 227 Sam Rushby             28.43
 229 Maia Rushby            28.47
 239 Val Lowman             29.14
 282 Peter Lowman           31.46
 324 Penny Merrett          38.45  
 330 Pat Hewlett            40.26
 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th April
 Despite the best efforts of Eirin McDaid, Nick Twomey and Duncan Mallison,
 the Ranelagh win sequence came to an end. In consolation, this week's winner
 was ex-Ranelagh man Stuart Hayes, 2012 Olympic triathlete.   

  1   S Hayes (unatt)        16.38
 2   Eirin McDaid           17.02 
 3   Nick Twomey            17.03
 4   Duncan Mallison        17.26
 6   Colin Brett            18.48
 14  Tom Kearey             20.51
 26  Kevin Kearey           21.51
 31  Kabir Sait             22.29  
 32  A Doyle (unatt)        22.40  (1st woman)
 68  Paul Wapshott          25.40
 74  Josie Kearey           26.04
 76  Ann Kearey             26.07
 109 Heather Martingell     30.27
 110 Mike White             30.28
 120 Tamsin Burland         32.44
 123 Waldron Slaughter      33.01
 129 Tracey Small           34.53
 132 Lexi Slaughter         35.56
 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th April
 First time inside 17 minutes for Kris Davidson while Craig Maclellan in
 second place also ran a PB. Fiona Ford was the leading woman.

  1   Kris Davidson          16.55
 2   Craig Maclellan        17.40
 12  Fiona Ford             20.27  (1st woman)
 37  Luke Maguire           24.34
 38  Frida Roper            24.48
 78  Katie Walton           36.08
 79  Deborah Blakemore      36.09
 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th April
  1    T Telkovsky (Belg)    15.42
 12   Nick Wright           17.28
 16   Marc Snaith           18.02
 21   Charlie Pedlar        18.16  
 28   F de Mauny (Walton)   18.35  (1st woman)
 58   David Ready           19.40
 63   Bruce McLaren         19.46
 228  Adam Wright           22.10
 526  Kirsty Bangham        25.32
 818  Jackie Dunkley        28.32
 943  Matthew Beal          30.13 
 944  Louise Beal           30.13
 986  Mary Hickson          30.59
 1076 Oliver Beal           32.44
 1077 Simon Beal            32.45 
 1182 Wally Garrod          36.58
 1228 John Hanscomb         40.41  

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km   Saturday 18th April
 Wiebke Kortum was second woman.

  1   S Davies (unatt)       17.73
 13  Alberto Esguevillas    20.28
 14  F Clarke (Herc W)      20.35  (1st woman)
 16  Andy Bickerstaff       20.40
 18  Steve Aikin            20.44
 23  Chris Camacho          21.30
 24  Wiebke Kortum          21.32
 60  Amrut Sharma           24.38
 67  Carol Aikin            24.58
 72  Tom Reay               25.05
 83  Fiona Pugh             26.13
 91  Deepa Sharma           26.41
 99  Rob Kitchen            27.17
 110 Philippa Kitchen       28.17       
 PRINCES, LIVERPOOL parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th April
 Megan de Silva was the leading woman.

  1   C Furey (unatt)        17.54
 6   Megan de Silva          18.43  (1st woman)

 KNYSNA, SOUTH AFRICA parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th April
 Another win in South Africa for Ted Mockett.

  1   Ted Mockett            17.03
 2   K Weir (unatt)         21.37  (1st woman)
 15  Ellen Van Keulen       26.30
 LANHYDROCK parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th April
 Sacha and Léonie Kennedy were second and third in the women's category.

  1   D Alsop (St Austell)   17.29
 17  E Penfold (Newquay)    22.17 (1st woman)
 25  Sacha Kennedy          22.54
 27  Richard Kennedy        23.13
 34  Léonie Kennedy         24.19
 44  Andrew Brown           25.37
 52  Ali Kennedy            26.48    
 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 18th April)...
 Ally Pally: 29 Andres Arana 22.31
 Malahide: 174 Leeanne Bryce 25.33
 Bournemouth: 94 Eugenio Carmo 23.55
 Gunnersbury: 76 Phil Jackson 23.03
 Bedfont Lakes: 13 Chris Spink 21.50
 Poole: 673 Ally Salisbury 37.58 
 Black Park: 67 Michelle Davies 22.48,  109 Lee Davies 24.22 
 Maidenhead: 86 Becky Hall 27.46,  87 Rob Curtis 27.50 
 Brockwell: 228 Lynne Barber 27.58
 Guildford: 50 Nick Fordham 22.55,  150 Peter Fordham 26.45 
 Southsea: 90 Alan Davidson 24.02 
 Delamere: 60 Chris Read 23.25
 Frimley Lodge: 401 Deirdre Inman 32.44
 Preston Park, Brighton: 236 Ashleigh Ferris 26.55
 Parke: 14 Mike Peace 24.22
 Bognor: 145 Sharon Rowe 34.59

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 25th April
  1   Unknown                17.58
 5   Peter Weir             19.20
 13  L Lascelles (Maid N)   19.49  (1st woman)
 28  Steve Aikin            21.30
 50  Chris Read             22.42
 52  Kevin Knowles          22.51
 56  Matt Aikin             23.17
 58  Colin Lloyd            23.34
 61  Simon Taylor           23.44
 78  Andrew Brown           24.18
 79  Grace Munro            24.19
 114 Carol Aikin            25.40 
 125 Daniel Rushby          26.01
 134 Maia Rushby            26.28
 148 Ally Salisbury         27.19
 180 Deepa Sharma           29.07
 237 Pat Hewlett            41.16
 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 25th April
  1   T Telkovsky (Belg)     15.52
 26  J Reynolds (B&B)       19.16  (1st woman)
 51  Richard Kennedy        20.03
 123 Chris Spink            21.22
 496 Jo Sinton-Hewitt       27.05
 618 Jackie Dunkley         28.50
 645 Paul Sinton-Hewitt     29.26
 735 Kirsty Bangham         31.16
 822 Ashleigh Ferris        33.29
 885 Wally Garrod           37.12
 914 John Hanscomb          41.43 
 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 25th April
  1   R Ward (Belg)          17.21
 4   Jon1athan Smith        18.22
 5   Colin Brett            18.53
 17  J Yeung (unatt)        21.53  (1st woman)
 26  Phil Roberts           23.14
 27  Phil Jackson           23.23
 31  Tomas Sterner          24.33
 45  Julian Holden          27.33
 46  Lorna Smith            27.35 
 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 25th April
  1   M Kunwar (unatt)       18.18
 10  B Neale (unatt)        20.29  (1st woman)
 13  Tom Kearey             21.22
 21  Kabir Sait             22.50  
 48  Heather Martingell     25.26
 53  Colette Doran          25.57
 59  Ann Kearey             26.29
 60  Kevin Kearey           26.31
 74  Lynne Barber           27.37
 98  Christine David        30.45
 103 Tamsin Burland         32.57
 104 Stacey Barber          33.00
 106 Tracey Small           34.11
 114 Su Clark               42.18
 HIGHBURY FIELDS parkrun 5km  Saturday 25th April
 A sub-17 victory for Carl Assmundson.

  1   Carl Assmundson        16.58
 23  R Pease (Gates)        20.43  (1st woman)
 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km  Saturday 25th April
 Lydia Louw was third female.

  1   T Humphrey (Ply)       17.39
 21  A Regan (Ply)          20.31  (1st woman)
 32  Lydia Louw             21.07
 134 Arthur Louw            25.50
 MAIDENHEAD parkrun 5km  Saturday 25th April
 Mark Herbert finished third. 

  1   M Rainbow (Read)       17.39
 3   Mark Herbert           18.58
 10  C Donald (PPR)         20.03  (1st woman)
 17  Alberto Esguevillas    21.29
 30  Amrut Sharma           22.56
 40  Lloyd Camp             25.08
 72  Rob Kitchen            26.51
 100 Philippa Kitchen       28.35
 102 Sue Camp               28.36
 CRANLEIGH parkrun 5km  Saturday 25th April
 Sonia Rowland was third woman to finish. 

  1   D Hagen (unatt)        19.08
 8   A O'Brien (unatt)      22.19  (1st woman)
 15  Sonia Rowland          23.58
 32  Steve Rowland          29.13
 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 25th April)...
 Kingston: 16 Chris Camacho 21.34
 Brockwell: 11 James Whistler 19.03
 Bournemouth: 36 Daniel Chiechi 21.34
 Osterley: 27 Rebecca Northmore 24.43
 Folkestone: 36 Peter Fordham 23.50 
 Southsea: 152 Alan Davidson 27.02 
 Bognor: 108 Sharon Rowe 36.23

  More from the original London Marathon. This is the 1955 Poly Marathon, run
  from Windsor to Chiswick in hot weather with a strong headwind for most of
  the distance:  Video:.
  138 finished from 169 starters, and the winner was Bill McMinnis of the RAF
  in 2:36. Ranelagh was represented by John Davis 2:54, Ray Walker 3:05 and
  Gerry Moriarty 3:17.