*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 451 29 May 2015 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Lots of PBs in the BUPA London 10km * Relay fun in the Green Belt and the Richmond Parkland races * Ted Mockett and Wiebke Kortum win the Magic Mile * Juniors finish second in the Stragglers Handicap race 2 but share overall lead * parkrun placings for Becky Hall, Clare King, Sonia Rowland, Eirin McDaid, Kris Davidson, Ted Mockett, Karen Weir, Michelle Davies, Jane Craigie-Payne, Craig MacLellan, Nick Wright, Tom Bradley and David Lawley * Next GP and League race - Dorking 10 miles on June 7th * Mini Mob Match v Stragglers at the Kingston parkrun on June 13th * Richmond 10km on June 21st - help needed * 2015-16 subscriptions are now overdue ATTENTION PLEASE **************** RICHMOND 10km Sunday 21st June Race Director Rick Jenner writes: "Our own Ranelagh 10k is less than a month away so if you haven't entered yet and fancy a fun, fast race by the river don't delay and enter today here:. Whether you're racing or not we'd really appreciate it if you could spare a bit of time and help out on the day. If you can please drop Rick Jenner an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any preferred role, whether you're running or not and your mobile number." Entries from Ranelagh alone now total an amazing 86. There's still room for more and it's great to see so many wanting to run, but it does reduce the numbers available for marshalling, manning water stations etc. So if you can help in any capacity please don't hesitate - contact Rick right away! Following the race, we'll be having our usual barbecue back at the clubhouse - all welcome. SUBSCRIPTIONS... ...for 2015-16 are now overdue. 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 email@example.com. MINI MOB MATCH Saturday 13th June at the Kingston parkrun Our annual parkrun mini mob match against the Stragglers will take place on Saturday 13th June. It's Stragglers' turn to be "at home" and they have chosen the Kingston parkrun, which starts and finishes on the towpath close to the Hawker Centre. As always with mob matches, the more runners we have the better our chances of success. So if you're running a parkrun that day, make it Kingston. And if your parkrun registration doesn't currently list you as Ranelagh, please update it! See below. parkrun REGISTRATION If your parkrun registration doesn't already show you as a member of Ranelagh Harriers, please take a moment to update it. This will ensure your performances are picked up in the e-news and also that you will count for Ranelagh if you run in the mini mob match mentioned above. Click on the Manage My Profile link on parkrun e-mails. 2015 ROAD GRAND PRIX The first four events in Ranelagh's Road Grand Prix have taken place and the leading scores to date are: (Open) Steve Whitehead 33, Kris Davidson 25, Ted Mockett 20; (Men Over 40) Steve Whitehead 18, Kris Davidson 16, Stewart Anderson 15; (Men Over 50) Bill Neely and Paul Rider 15, Paul Gilbert 7; (Women) Marie Synnott-Wells 11, Becky Hall 9, Carol Aikin 8; (Women Over 40) Mel Davison 8, Colette Doran, Tanya Allen, Kirsty Bangham and Wiebke Kortum 6; (Women Over 50) Marie Synnott-Wells 12, Carol Aikin 11, Lynne Barber 9. Next event is the Dorking 10 miles on June 7th - : DorkingTen2015 followed by our own 10km - see above. Full details of the Grand Prix here:. SURREY ROAD LEAGUE Thirty-two Surrey clubs, including Ranelagh, compete in the Road League. It began with our Half Marathon followed by the Sutton 10km and continues with the Dorking 10 miles. After two races we are joint top of the men's league and third in the women's. Our best individual is Steve Whitehead who leads the M40 class. Full details are on the Surrey Athletics website here:. STRENGTH and CONDITIONING SESSIONS 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 2nd June - Colin, Michelle and Deborah, 30th June - Wiebke and Vicci, 28th July - Chris and Peter, 25th August - Karen ". THURSDAY NIGHT TRACK TRAINING AT OSTERLEY The club is continuing to subsidise track sessions on Thursday evenings at the Osterley track. All groups and all abilities are welcome. The sessions are every Thursday 7.30-8.30pm. Link to the map is here:. WIMBLEDON COMMON TRAIL RACES Andy Bickerstaff and the Good Run Guide are repeating their series of scenic summer trail races on Wimbledon Common. The remaining races are on the first Wednesday of June and July, each starting at 7pm from the Windmill. The next - on June 3rd - is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . RIVER THAMES HALF MARATHON Sunday 18th October 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." FACEBOOK Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. RANELAGH JUNIORS Check out what's happening in our junior section here:. 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 - excepting only the June 11th event which we are hosting from the Ranelagh clubhouse. Thursday 11th June - Registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start - from the Ranelagh clubhouse. 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. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil, Duncan or Trevor ) email@example.com or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil firstname.lastname@example.org ) Sunday 7th June Dorking 10 miles 9am start. Details:. Includes county championship. Thursday 11th June Stragglers Junior Handicap Series race 3 in Richmond Park Saturday 13th June Mini Mob Match v Stragglers at the Kingston 5km parkrun. 9am start. Se heree for details of venue Sunday 14th June MABAC League 5 miles at Holmwood. 11am start. Details:. Sunday 21st June Ranelagh Richmond 10km. 9am start. Details:. Includes county championship. 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 *************** GREEN BELT RELAY 16th and 17th May Michelle Davies organised our teams again this year. Michelle reports: "The 19th Green Belt Relay www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/ took place over the weekend of May 16/17 and we were very lucky that the weather was great - as it has been for us for the last few years! We had two teams out, sadly only one was a complete team but that didn't matter as we all had a great time. Ranelagh 1 came 9th, Ranelagh 2 were disqualified for being incomplete. We had strong performances from almost all runners and some very funny incidents of people getting lost, the best one being Vaughan Ramsay who specifically asked to run the same leg as last year so that he could 'master it'... then proceeded to get lost and ran over 2 miles more than he should have! There are so many nice stories and we had great fun, if you look on our Facebook pages and the GBR Facebook page you will see our pictures and videos. We had no stage winners this year though there were some near misses - including Vaughan again who went off course when leading stage 20! Our one success by proxy came from Steve Whitehead who won the penultimate stage - but in the colours of the Stock Exchange team. I think the key messages we want to get out are: 1. It is an event for all abilities and ages and a fantastic opportunity to run some challenging and beautiful legs. 2. We really want more teams next year so please please look at the GBR www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/ website. The dates for next year are May 21/22 and Ashleigh Ferris and Leeanne Bryce are going to be organising it for Ranelagh. 3. Everyone has great fun and thanks to the efforts of the team captain and the drivers (particularly Dave Lawley for sorting the mini bus) no one has to worry about transport and the costs are kept as low as possible." Leeanne Bryce adds: "It was a fantastic event and Michelle has done a stellar job at organising the event over the last few years - it is especially a fantastic social event and as a slower runner or new Ranelagh member it's an opportunity to get to know people at all levels of the club and I know other clubs such as Chasers use this as their official club social weekend. Anyone interested in next year's race can drop me or Ashleigh an email and we will also set up a Facebook invitation group in the next few weeks. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org." First Day Stage 1 12.7 miles Hampton Court - Staines 1 N Smeaton (Clap) 1:16:26 6 Nick Twomey 1:21:15 19 Kirsty Bangham 2:02:36 Stage 2 9.64 miles Staines - Boveney 1 A Reeves (Serp) 1:00:25 5 Lee Davies 1:09:49 25 Leeanne Bryce 1:31:21 Stage 3 11.0 miles Boveney - Little Marlow 1 B Reynolds (Clap) 1:03:46 2 Steve Whitehead (SE) 1:06:32 14 Michelle Davies 1:25:00 16 Simon Lawrence 1:29:11 Stage 4 12.2 miles Little Marlow - Great Kingshill 1 A Barnes (Stock Exch) 1:19:40 8 Dave Lawley 1:29:33 Stage 5 13.5 miles Great Kingshill - Chipperfield 1 J Gillanders (Lond FR) 1:21:43 26 Vaughan Ramsay 1:56:18 29 Tom Reay 2:27:00 Stage 6 8.4 miles Chipperfield - St Albans 1 H Torry (Serp) 47:53 2 Mark Herbert 56:50 25 Phil Aiken 1:22:00 Stage 7 12 miles St Albans - Letty Green 1 J Neave (Clap) 1:11:59 20 Ellen Clague 1:32:54 Stage 8 10.65 miles Letty Green - Dobbs Weir 1 R Taylor (Serp) 1:03:53 3 Andrew McLauchlan (SE) 1:13:06 10 Wiebke Kortum 1:20:20 20 Verka Lafeuille 1:24:50 Stage 9 10.2 miles Dobbs Weir - High Beach 1 J Hillier (Stock Exch) 1:05:18 21 Ashleigh Ferris 1:22:19 Stage 10 9.7 miles High Beach - Toot Hill 1 D Dixon (BA) 1:00:18 3 Ted Mockett 1:04:00 Stage 11 7.5 miles Toot Hill - Blackmore 1 D Evans (Serp) 46:10 17 Michael White 1:03:12 20 John Herriott 1:10:23 Second Day Stage 12 10.9 miles Blackmore - Thorndon Park 1 N Smeaton (Clap) 1:02:32 6 Andrew McLauchlan (SE) 1:15:31 17 Wiebke Kortum 1:25:46 Stage 13 6.6 miles Thorndon Park - Cranham 1 B Porzuczec (Serp) 40:31 10 Michelle Davies 47:08 30 Tom Reay 1:04:10 Stage 14 8.2 miles Cranham - Davy Down 1 J Hillier (Stock Exch) 50:32 18 Lee Davies 1:02:53 26 Leeanne Bryce 1:17:00 Stage 15 9.2 miles Stone Lodge - Lullingstone Park 1 M Munro (Stock Exch) 56:01 18 Ellen Clague 1:14:31 Stage 16 13.3 miles Lullingstone Park - Tatsfield 1 H Torry (Serp) 1:24:57 7 Mark Herbert 1:39:44 Stage 17 10.5 miles Tatsfield - Merstham 1 S Barrett (Serp) 1:01:15 9 Nick Twomey 1:12:17 Stage 18 8.6 miles Merstham - Box Hill 1 C Sicart (Clapham) 1:03:23 19 Ashleigh Ferris 1:20:31 Stage 19 9.8 miles Box Hill - West Hanger 1 M Rutter (Clapham) 1:03:06 26 Michael White 1:29:06 29 Kirsty Bangham 1:37:45 Stage 20 6 miles West Hanger - Ripley 1 J Edgar (Serp) 36:38 4 Vaughan Ramsay 38:18 11 Simon Lawrence 44:06 Stage 21 8.4 miles Ripley - Walton Bridge 1 Steve Whitehead (SE) 49:09 3 Dave Lawley 53:03 27 Tom Reay 1:17:46 Stage 22 9.15 miles Walton Bridge - Hawker Centre 1 R Taylor (Serp) 54:14 3 Ted Mockett 57:54 26 John Herriott 1:22:23 Overall 1 Serpentine 23:53.10 2 London Frontrunners 24:02.25 3 Stock Exchange 24:10.42 (1st mixed team) 9 Ranelagh A 27:22.41 (4th mixed team) 30 Ranelagh B 36:22.37 (21st mixed team) RICHMOND PARK MARATHON Sunday 17th May Bruce McLaren writes on Facebook: "There's over 1,000 ft uphill in it (yes, you get the downhills too) so if anyone has any idea how I can run it in 3:22:30, 43 seconds faster than a flat London which I specifically trained for I would love to know!!! Turns out it was my second fastest marathon ever after 34 attempts. Feeling chuffed!" 1 A Jaksevicius (Belg) 2:34.18 (chip time 2:34.18) 16 S Walsh (unatt) 3:18.21 (3:18.20 - 1st woman) 20 Bruce McLaren 3:22.38 (3:22.30) 208 Ian Grange 4:25.04 (4:25.01) 243 Ann Kearey 4:37.44 (4:36.52) STAINES 10km Sunday 17th May 1 B Martin-Dye (Brack F) 34.29 6 Ian Kenton 35.58 38 K Trinder (Wok) 41.43 157 Louise Piears 48.33 GODALMING RUN 10km multi-terrain Sunday 17th May 1 M Cox (AFD) 37.34 (chip time 36.41?) 27 K Wills (Seven) 46.17 (45.16? - 1st woman) 78 Sonia Rowland 51.18 (50.13?) BOGNOR PROM 10km Sunday 17th May 1 J Corbett (N&EB) 32.57 (chip time 32.57) 16 S Crombie-Hicks (Bourt)38.19 (38.18 - 1st woman) 139 David Rowe 44.27 (44.14) 1447 Sharon Rowe 82.22 (78.28) RUN THROUGH HYDE PARK 10km Sunday 17th May 1 M Spiller (unatt) 37.48 (chip time 37.48) 26 D Kempe (unatt) 41.52 (41.31 - 1st woman) 62 Andres Uyaban 46.05 (45.42) STOCKLEY PARK 10km Sunday 17th May 1 C Bradfield (Datchet) 34.49 32 R Badham (West 4) 41.46 (1st woman) 178 Pete Warren 54.44 THAMES HARE & HOUNDS 22nd PARKLAND RELAYS Wednesday 20th May in Richmond Park Peter Fordham reports: "14 clubs, 40 ladies teams, 45 men's teams, over 300 runners....this sums up the status of this competitive, but social summer evening in the Park. Clubs from all around South London were represented with each runner completing a 2.8 mile loop through the middle of the park. Ranelagh entered one team for the ladies with new member Elisa Ferrua leading the way for the club in 21.25, followed by Jo Sinton-Hewitt and Cathy Holman. The team finished in 33rd place out of 40. The men's 'A' team of Nick Twomey, David Lawley, Mark Herbert and Vaughan Ramsey achieved a highly creditable 9th place out of 45 with Nick 13th fastest individual on 15.26. Competition for the 'A' team may increase next year as Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Colin Brett, both running for the Vets, posted times worthy of the fourth place in the senior 'A' team. The Vets 'A' placed 22nd overall and the Vets 'B' comprising three over 60's plus Bruce McLaren who had completed the Richmond Park Marathon only three days previously, placed 39th out of the 45 teams. Put in your schedule ... it's hard to think of a better summer inter-club event... the third Wednesday of May 2016." Men 1 Clapham Chasers 59.24 9 Ranelagh H 65.18 Vaughan Ramsay 17.42 David Lawley 16.05 Mark Herbert 16.05 Nick Twomey 15.26 22 Ranelagh H Vets 70.57 Simon Martin 17.58 Paul Rider 18.09 Colin Brett 17.34 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 17.16 39 Ranelagh H Vets B 82.10 Mike Peace 20.03 Peter Fordham 22.47 Phil Jackson 21.05 Bruce McLaren 18.15 Women 1 Clapham Chasers 51.12 33 Ranelagh H 66.46 Elisa Ferrua 21.25 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 21.56 Cathy Holman 23.25 MAGIC MILE Thursday 21st May at Osterley David Lawley reports: "28 braved the inevitable lung burn and coughing fits to speed around Ranelagh's new permanent weekly track fixture at Osterley and try their hand at another 'Magic Mile', Ranelagh's third in fact. In each of the five heats there were pb's, excellent times and great races. Stand-out performances were two first sub 5 mins for Ted and Dave. Ted was drafting until he took off on his trademark strong finish, timed perfectly with 200m to go, and recorded the fastest time of the evening (4:55). Wiebke Kortum was the fastest woman on 6:21, while Rachel Revett (7:02) was agonisingly close to smashing sub 7, with the help of pacer Becky Hall, but still knocked 6s off last year's time. Cathy Holman not only recorded a huge new PB (30s) but also baked some delicious cakes. A lovely sunny and fun evening and thanks to Rob Curtis for helping time and press the trigger. For those that missed out Karen Weir aims to incorporate more mile efforts at the end of her excellent blocks of track training, which has now been extended to the end of the year, so fear not you too can experience the burn and coughing soon and challenge yourself at this iconic distance." 1 Ted Mockett 4.55 (Heat 5) 2 David Lawley 4.57 (5) 3 James Whistler 5.03 (5) 4 Mark Herbert 5.12 (5) 5 Mark Birch 5.19 (5) 6 Simon Martin 5.33 (Heat 4) 7 Vaughan Ramsay 5.35 (4) 8 Tom Kearey 5.47 (4) 9 Mark Edmunds 5.48 (Heat 3) 10 Kev Kearey 5.51 (4) 11 Liam Griffin 5.57 (4) 12 Matt Sowton 6.05 (3) 13 Andres Uyaban 6.06 (3) 14 Wiebke Kortum 6.21 (3) 15 Becky Northmore 6.28 (3) 16 Susie Whatmough 6.32 (Heat 2) 17 James Barber 6.46 (2) 18 Josie Kearey 6.50 (2) 19 Becky Hall 7.02 (2) 20 Rachel Revett 7.02 (2) 21 Cathy Holman 7.16 (Heat 1) 22 Louise Atkinson 7.24 (2) 23 Tamsin Burland 7.41 (2) 24 Leeanne Bryce 7.42 (1) 25 Bronwen Northmore 8.23 (1) 26 Cindy Croucher 8.37 (1) 27 Katie Walton 8.52 (1) 28 Jackie Dunkley 8.57 (1) STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES RACE 2 Thursday 21st May at the Hawker Centre, Ham There were 75 starters in the main race, 18 of them representing Ranelagh. 21 of the runners were first-timers and so were given estimated handicaps. Most of these came in towards the head of the field but as first timers were not included in the reckoning for "first gal" and "first lad" who actually crossed the line down in 13th and 14th places. Both of these were representing the "Flaming Penguins" school team, which took not only the top two places in the handicap but also third and fourth as well. This gave them an unassailable lead in the team scoring, where they totalled 50 points to Ranelagh's 25. Overall after two races the two teams are level on 66 points. The fastest boy and girl look to have raced together all the way, with Matthew O'Donovan of St Andrew's and St Mark's crossing the line one second ahead of Poppy Jensen who was representing Stragglers, although she is also a Ranelagh member. First finisher representing the blue and gold was Molly Stewart in 22nd place, just ahead of Connor Clarke, Matthew Beal, Francesca Baty-Symes and then a steady stream of Ranelaghs. Fastest Ranelagh times, apart from Poppy, were set by Euan Sinclair and Kabir Sait who were two of only five in total to beat the 8 minutes barrier. Frida Roper on 8.34 led home three more Ranelagh inside 9 minutes. The next event will be on Thursday 11th June from the Ranelagh clubhouse rather than the usual Hawker Centre venue. 1 F Chang (unatt) 14.21 (actual time 9.21) 5 M O'Donovan (StA & StM) 15.34 (7.34 - fastest boy) 6 Poppy Jensen (Strag) 15.35 (7.35 - fastest girl) 13 J Marques (Flaming P) 17.21 (9.51 - 1st gal) 14 S Masingo (Flaming P) 17.45 (12.15 - 1st lad) 22 Molly Stewart 18.52 (11.22) 25 Connor Clarke 19.00 (9.00) 26 Matthew Beal 19.02 (9.02) 29 Francesca Baty-Symes 19.05 (9.35) 31 Oliver Beal 19.11 (9.41) 32 Nathaniel Bond 19.12 (10.42) 37 Kabir Sait 19.22 (7.53) 42 Astrid Roper 19.31 (10.31) 44 Frida Roper 19.34 (8.34) 49 Oscar Stewart 19.37 (10.07) 51 Afrah Sait 19.40 (13.10) 55 Tor Heron-Brett 19.44 (9.14) 57 Sam Rushby 19.46 (9.46) 58 Luke Maguire 19.47 (8.47) 61 Euan Sinclair 19.49 (7.49) 68 Isabelle Clarke 19.59 (10.59) 70 Noah Heron-Brett 20.07 (8.37) 72 Daniel Rushby 20.23 (8.53) Teams Overall after 2 races 1 Flaming Penguins 50 1= Ranelagh H 66 2 Ranelagh H 25 1= Flaming Penguins 66 3= Stragglers 16 3 Stragglers 42 3= St Andrew's & St Mark's 16 4 Sheen Shufflers 22 3= Surbiton HS 16 5= St Andrew's & St Mark's 16 6 Sheen Shufflers 14 5= Surbiton HS 16 7 St Mary's 8 7 St Mary's 12 8 Kingston AC & Poly H 8 Minis 1 A O'Brien (Strag) 2.42 5 Ben Rushby 3.08 SURREY TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 23rd May at Kingsmeadow Sacha and Léonie Kennedy represented Ranelagh in the U15 Girls 1500m, finishing 10th and 12th in their heat with times of 5:34.12 and 5:42.36 respectively. WESTMINSTER MILE Sunday 24th May A handful of Ranelaghs took part, possibly more than we have found results for. Dave Lawley ducked inside 5 minutes and Grace Munro ran well to finish second in the 17 years category. There were different waves, so the results shown below are simply in speed order. Dave Lawley 4.57 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 5.29 Grace Munro 6.32 Andrew Brown 6.54 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 7.03 Alan Davidson 7.12 BUPA LONDON 10km Monday 25th May The BUPA London 10km - incorporating the UKA Championships - has become one of the classiest races in the calendar. This year Andy Vernon ran a world-class 28.38 in winning the race, pulling ten more runners home inside 30 minutes and another twenty-one inside 31 minutes. None of those were representing Ranelagh but we didn't have to wait too long before Eirin McDaid appeared, crossing the line in a PB 33.25. Eirin writes on Facebook: "First 10K in 10 months done and dusted, 33.25. BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely delighted with my run this morning, finishing 91st overall, top 100 out of 12,000 runners but more pleased about the way I ran the race with a 16.50/16.35 split for my two 5Ks, second half was so much fun and felt so strong." Richard Gregory headed Eirin at half-way but a little short of top fitness he faded slightly in the second 5km and finished six seconds behind Eirin. James Whistler was next, running a huge PB of 35.38 - his first time inside 37 minutes, let alone 36. Kris Davidson just missed 36 but his 36.04 was another PB and placed him 20th over 40. Then came another sub 37 PB from Jonathan Smith. Megan de Silva was the next Ranelagh finisher, with a fine well-judged run to provide us with yet another PB. Megan was the 50th woman home in 38.05 after passing half way in 19.02. Liz Kipling ran negative splits and finished 70th overall in the women's race, and 5th over 40. Her 38.59 was well outside her very classy PB but was nevertheless her fastest time for four years. Co-incidentally, so was Marie Synnott-Wells's 40.28. Marie placed third in the over 50 category. Women's team results - three to count - have yet to be confirmed but it looks like we just missed the top ten. Richard Holme, Julia Bailey and Deepa Sharma all look to have set PBs too - a very successful day for Ranelagh! 1 A Vernon (AFD) 28.38 77 J Pavey (Exeter) 32.56 91 Eirin McDaid 33.25 96 Richard Gregory 33.31 221 James Whistler 35.38 250 Kris Davidson 36.04 305 Jonathan Smith 36.54 399 Megan de Silva 38.05 480 Liz Kipling 38.59 503 Colin Brett 39.11 600 Richard Holme 39.52 665 Marie Synnott-Wells 40.28 790 Bill Neely 41.23 847 Julia Bailey 41.46 1025 Vaughan Ramsay 42.55 1385 Paul Hodges 44.48 2119 Lara Werrett 47.42 3348 Becky Hall 51.24 5242 Deepa Sharma 56.04 SELF TRANSCENDENCE 5km Monday 25th May in Battersea Park 1 T Heslop (VP&TH) 15.49 33 L Rooney (Coll) 18.59 92 Alan Davidson 24.14 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 16th May Nick Wright finished third. 1 Unknown 15.52 3 Nick Wright 17.33 5 K Brown (SMR) 17.37 (1st woman) 13 James Whistler 18.10 34 David Ready 18.57 98 Sacha Kennedy 20.33 150 Matt Sowton 21.33 162 Léonie Kennedy 21.46 255 Chris Spink 22.51 316 Ian Grange 23.34 323 Rachel Revett 23.39 1064 Wally Garrod 37.15 1086 John Hanscomb 40.54 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 16th May Eirin McDaid won for the second week in succession. 1 Eirin McDaid 16.32 15 Peter Faull 19.02 21 H Taranowski (W4) 19.29 (1st woman) 33 Alberto Esguevillas 20.47 46 Steve Aikin 21.33 59 Paul Noel 22.33 62 Amrut Sharma 22.37 76 Matt Aikin 23.03 97 Grace Munro 23.35 113 Carol Aikin 24.07 132 James Rushby 24.41 140 Sally Yau 24.51 145 Daniel Rushby 25.02 146 Phil Rushby 25.03 152 Maia Rushby 25.23 185 Chris Cato 26.36 212 Michael Sikora 27.30 223 Philippa Kitchen 27.50 230 Sue Camp 28.00 241 Deepa Sharma 28.14 284 Rob Kitchen 30.07 306 Hilary Thomson 31.32 311 George Coates 32.21 344 Penny Merrett 34.15 355 Andrew Brown 36.47 365 Pat Hewlett 39.46 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 16th May First woman was Clare King. 1 P Christian (SMR) 18.34 6 Tom Kearey 20.43 7 Clare King 20.55 (1st woman) 16 Chris Read 22.50 28 Josie Kearey 24.16 29 Kevin Kearey 24.16 48 Luke Maguire 25.57 58 Paul Wapshott 26.27 67 Paula Maguire 27.44 86 Bronwen Northmore 30.12 93 Cindy Croucher 30.51 106 Su Clark 34.47 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 16th May Karen Weir and Kris Davidson both placed second and Craig MacLellan was third. 1 D Stacey (unatt) 17.41 2 Kris Davidson 18.08 3 Craig MacLellan 18.46 4 Peter Weir 19.04 8 Tom Bradley 19.54 13 B Farr (Sheen S) 20.50 (1st woman) 24 Karen Weir 22.34 33 Phil Roberts 23.33 78 Florence Hughes 30.22 89 Katie Walton 32.35 91 Deborah Blakemore 32.40 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 16th May Leading woman was Peter Haarer's niece Natalie. 1 S Don (SMR) 17.58 12 Natalie Haarer (unatt) 21.31 (1st woman) 63 Lynne Barber 28.08 85 Christine David 30.34 97 Stacey Barber 32.14 104 Tracey Small 32.44 BRACKNELL parkrun 5km Saturday 16th May Becky Hall finished second overall and first woman. 1 A Wybrott (unatt) 18.46 2 Becky Hall 20.41 18 Rob Curtis 23.08 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 16th May) Banstead Woods: 131 Alison Dicks 26.38 Banbury: 4 Jonathan Smith 18.18 Bournemouth: 142 Eugenio Carmo 25.19 Gunnersbury: 89 Rebecca Northmore 23.04, 363 Lexi Slaughter 39.00, 364 Waldron Slaughter 39.02 Kingston: 25 Chris Camacho 21.12, 61 Peter Wright 24.39, 62 Hannah Doyle 24.55 Perry Hall: 17 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.43, 108 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.39 Winchester: 125 Colette Doran 26.10 York: 124 Phil Jackson 23.13 Abingdon: 92 Peter Fordham 25.10 Bognor: 12 David Rowe 22.18 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd May 1 Unknown 15.57 5 J Bleasdale (TH&H) 17.01 (1st woman) 22 Peter Faull 18.49 30 David Ready 19.07 274 Chris Spink 23.45 317 Rachel Revett 24.17 608 Kirsty Bangham 27.27 614 Clive Naish 27.33 706 Jackie Dunkley 28.51 738 Mary Hickson 29.19 960 Wally Garrod 37.28 988 John Hanscomb 40.35 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd May 1 J Cornish (Herc Wimb) 16.24 16 C Clover (Newbury) 19.24 (1st woman) 25 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.31 48 Richard Kennedy 22.15 55 Wiebke Kortum 22.41 65 Amrut Sharma 23.03 93 Grace Munro 24.04 98 Nick Fordham 24.10 107 Ali Kennedy 24.31 146 Tomas Sterner 25.58 149 Alberto Esguevillas 26.07 188 Ali Salisbury 27.23 191 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 27.30 198 Michael Sikora 27.38 226 Lorna Smith 28.17 249 Phil Aiken 29.06 267 Deepa Sharma 30.01 268 Heather Martingell 30.02 269 Mike White 30.03 300 Hilary Thomson 31.42 320 Katie Walton 33.27 355 Penny Merrett 35.54 372 Bev Ali 41.08 373 Pat Hewlett 41.25 376 Martin Clark 45.57 377 Andrew Brown 46.01 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd May 1 A Keane (unatt) 18.42 4 Duncan Mallison 19.44 10 Daniel Chiechi 21.12 11 Tom Kearey 21.19 13 Kabir Sait 21.29 18 Kevin Kearey 21.59 19 Adam Wright 22.03 24 A Brooks (BeaRCat) 22.42 (1st woman) 41 Paul Wapshott 24.48 48 Josie Kearey 25.20 52 Ann Kearey 25.30 81 Rachel Allen 27.43 124 Afrah Sait 36.33 126 Sally Spaull 36.50 129 Lexi Slaughter 40.33 130 Waldron Slaughter 40.34 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd May Kris Davidson stepped up to first place this week, with Tom Bradley third. 1 Kris Davidson 18.40 3 Tom Bradley 20.05 4 Si Martin 20.10 5 Colin Brett 20.10 10 B Farr (Sheen S) 20.51 (1st woman) 20 Phil Roberts 23.12 38 Luke Maguire 25.56 39 Julian Holden 25.58 41 Paula Maguire 26.12 49 Tor Heron-Brett 27.38 62 Deborah Blakemore 30.02 GORLESTON CLIFFS parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd May Sonia Rowland was the leading woman. 1 D Oliver (Norwich) 17.35 26 Sonia Rowland 22.25 (1st woman) 106 Steve Rowland 26.42 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd May Another first place for Becky Hall. 1 A Gray (unatt) 18.51 8 Becky Hall 21.21 (1st woman) BLACK PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd May Ted Mockett was the overall winner and there were third places for David Lawley and Michelle Davies. 1 Ted Mockett 17.13 3 David Lawley 17.41 5 Mark Herbert 18.10 18 G Bitaraf (Gade V) 19.30 (1st woman) 68 Vaughan Ramsay 21.25 71 Michelle Davies 21.32 181 Cathy Holman 25.50 213 Ellen Van Keulen 26.46 255 Lynne Barber 27.56 306 Christine David 30.26 339 Stacey Barber 31.29 SHERINGHAM parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd May Jane Craigie-Payne was third woman home. 1 N McCallum (unatt) 18.38 15 C Neale (N Norfolk) 20.56 56 Jane Craigie-Payne 24.32 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 23rd May) Wimbledon Common: 202 Tom Reay 25.52 Kingston: 33 Chris Camacho 21.29, 69 Hannah Doyle 24.24, 78 Peter Wright 24.57, 99 Fiona Pugh 26.45 Bournemouth: 239 Eugenio Carmo 28.44 Gunnersbury: 152 Alan Davidson 25.09 Brockwell: 52 James Whistler 21.18 St Albans: 32 Lydia Louw 20.10 Bracknell: 205 Deirdre Inman 36.35 Maidenhead: 84 Peter Fordham 27.30 Dulwich: 44 Richard Gregory 20.29 Preston Park, Brighton: 125 John Pratt 24.15 Bognor: 21 David Rowe 21.18, 175 Sharon Rowe 36.15 Osterley: 31 Rebecca Northmore 24.29 Hazlehead, Aberdeen: 129 Su Clark 35.02 FINALLY... Never mind a finishing dip, this is the way to do it: Video:. He won.