Newsdesk 2015

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 452             12 June 2015
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  Mini Mob Match v Stragglers at the Kingston parkrun this Saturday June
 *  Still time to enter or volunteer for the Richmond 10k on 21st June
 *  Barbecue back at the clubhouse after the 10k
 *  Ranelagh men's and women's teams first and second respectively in the
     Dorking 10
 *  Richard Gregory and Megan de Silva both third individually
 *  Megan de Silva wins again at the Wimbledon Common Trail Race
 *  parkrun placings for Clare King, Sacha Kennedy, Kris Davidson, Jordan
     Mungovan, Eirin McDaid and Colin Brett 
 *  2015-16 subscriptions are now overdue

 RICHMOND 10km  Sunday 21st June  9am start
 There is still time to enter or volunteer as a helper at our 10km on Sunday
 21st June.
 Race Director Rick Jenner writes:
 "Many thanks to those who have already volunteered. There is still room for
 more help on the day - marshalling, giving out water, helping at the start
 and/or finish etc. Can you help, or know someone that can? Even if you are
 running in the race, you could still be useful at the start or finish. Or
 maybe you have friends or family who wouldn't mind helping while you're
 If you can help, please contact Rick Jenner at ranelagh10k@gmail.com with
 your mobile number and whether you're running or not."

 Total entries at the time of writing are approaching 700, including a
 staggering 100+ from Ranelagh! Entries are still being accepted here:

 BARBECUE  Sunday 21st June at the clubhouse
 Following the 10k, we'll be having our usual barbecue back at the clubhouse
 - all welcome, no need to book, just turn up..

 MINI MOB MATCH  Saturday 13th June at the Kingston parkrun. 9am start
 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. Phil Killingley writes: 
 "While Ranelagh's cross country mob is on an unprecedented seven match
 winning streak, a 5km parkrun in Stragglers' back yard is a different kettle
 of fish. Please do come and boost our mob numbers at Kingston parkrun (from
 the Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Road) this Saturday 13 June, starting 9am. And
 make sure that you bring your barcode and that your parkrun profile has you
 down as running for Ranelagh, otherwise you won't score for us. As an
 incentive, Stragglers are offering free post match refreshments, whoever
 wins! Not sure we'll scare the non club runners by doing our mob match chant
 at the start for this, but play it in your head anyway!"

 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.   

 ...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 aachrisowens@yahoo.co.uk. 

 The first five events in Ranelagh's Road Grand Prix have taken place and the
 leading scores to date are: (Open) Steve Whitehead 43, Kris Davidson 30, Ted
 Mockett 28; (Men Over 40) Steve Whitehead 24, Kris Davidson 21, Stewart
 Anderson 19; (Men Over 50) Paul Rider 20, Bill Neely 15, Mick Lane 12;
 (Women) Marie Synnott-Wells 16, Becky Hall 13, Megan de Silva 12; (Women
 Over 40) Ellen Clague and Tanya Allen 11, Mel Davison 8; (Women Over 50)
 Marie Synnott-Wells 18, Carol Aikin 11, Deborah Blakemore 10.

 Next event is our own 10km - see above - then there is a break before the
 Elmore 7 miles on Saturday 18th July. Full details of the Grand Prix here:. 

 Thirty-two Surrey clubs, including Ranelagh, compete in the Road League. It
 began with our Half Marathon followed by the Sutton 10km and the Dorking 10
 miles. Scores for the Dorking 10 haven't been posted yet, but after two
 races we were 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:. 

 Head coach Karen Weir writes:
 "The Ranelagh coaches will be putting on monthly strength and conditioning
 sessions on a Tuesday evening after training. These 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. Remaining dates/coaches are as follows:
 Tuesday 30th June - Wiebke and Vicci, 28th July - Chris and Peter, 25th
 August - Karen ".

 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:.

 Andy Bickerstaff and the Good Run Guide have been repeating their series of
 scenic summer trail races on Wimbledon Common. The final race is 8 miles on
 Wednesday 1st July, starting at 7pm from the Windmill. 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." 
 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. The remaining
 dates are:
 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 here:. 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  )      

 Saturday 13th June            Mini Mob Match v Stragglers at the Kingston
 5km parkrun. 9am start. See here for details
 of venue

 Sunday 14th June              MABAC League 5 miles at Holmwood. 11am start.

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

 Saturday 18th July             Elmore 7 miles. 2pm start at the Chipstead
 Flower Show.    Details:. 

 Sunday 26th July               Elmbridge 10km  9am start at the Elmbridge
 Leisure Centre.  Details:. 

 parkruns every Saturday at 9am
 Bushy Park                            Diana Fountain car park
 Richmond Park                      Richmond Gate
 Wimbledon Common             Windmill car park
 Bedfont Lakes                       Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Ashford,
 Kingston                               The Hawker Centre
 Old Deer Park                        Pools in the Park on the A316
 Crane Park                             Near the Hospital Bridge Roundabout
 on the A316 in Twickenham
 Other venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.com
 2km junior parkruns for under 14s take place on the first Sunday of each
 month from Bushy Park's Teddington Gate (11am start) and from Savill Garden
 car park, Windsor Great Park (9.30am start), and also every Sunday at 9.30am
 in Wimbledon Park.  

 DORKING 10 miles  Sunday 7th June
 If you're planning a barbecue or a summer fete next year you could do worse
 than to fix the date for the day of the Dorking 10. It always seems to be
 fine and sunny for this race. Hot, too, sometimes, but not this year. A few
 complained of rising humidity in the closing stages but generally running
 conditions were good. This was reflected in the result with the leading 24
 men all on or inside the hour. Happy to relate, five of these were from
 Ranelagh, and there were three more across the line within another minute or
 so. On the women's side 17 beat 70 minutes, two of them from Ranelagh.

 Phil Killingley and Richard Gregory led the Ranelagh contingent from the
 start, setting off fairly steadily and soon beginning to pick up places.
 Before the half-way point was reached Richard was chomping at the bit and
 pressed on, continuing to gain places. The tough last couple of miles found
 him up to third, though with a couple of Hercules runners chasing hard.
 Richard didn't waver, however, and strode into the slightly amended
 finishing straight in a clear third place. As this race also constitutes the
 Surrey Championships, Richard won the county bronze medal. Phil plugged on
 strongly too, never losing too much to Richard and finally emulating last
 year's sixth place with a time a few seconds faster.

 It was a pretty close thing for the third Ranelagh spot, but Steve Whitehead
 beat off all challengers to finish 11th and 2nd over 40, just 8 seconds
 behind the category winner Ryan Harris of Reigate. That was a county silver
 medal for Steve and not surprisingly Richard, Phil and Steve captured the
 open team awards and the county gold medals. George Howard and Ted Mockett
 were our other two inside the hour - indeed, inside 59 minutes. This was a
 PB by nearly a minute for Ted. Within striking distance of the 60 minutes
 barrier were Nick Twomey, Jonathan Smith and Kris Davidson.  

 International on the country Georgie Bruinvels was the clear winner of the
 women's race in 58.46. Whether the sprint finish from George and Ted was
 their own private battle or a desperate effort to remain in front of
 Bruinvels is a matter of conjecture! Megan de Silva was in third place in
 the women's race pretty well throughout, accompanied most of the way by Dave
 Lawley, Peter Faull and Richard Kimber. Mick Lane was 5th over 50 and Mike
 Peace was 6th over 60. Marie Synnott-Wells finished 16th in the women's race
 and was our last finisher inside 70 minutes. Subject to confirmation she
 will take the bronze medal in the county W45 championship. Becky Hall, with
 a 73.59 effort, was our third counter for the women's team event. Although
 beaten again by this year's high-fliers Guildford and Godalming, the
 Ranelagh team took the county silvers. Next Ranelagh woman home was Ellen
 Clague with a sub-80 clocking.      

 1   J Sanderson (Guild & G)  54.56      
 2   O Garrod (Epsom & E)     55.19      
 3   Richard Gregory          55.51      
 6   Phil Killingley          56.40      
 11  Steve Whitehead          58.08    
 15  George Howard            58.44      
 16  Ted Mockett              58.45      
 17  G Bruinvels (AFD)        58.46  (1st woman)  
 32  Nick Twomey              60.58      
 35  Jonathan Smith           61.05      
 36  Kris Davidson            61.11
 49  C Grima (Herc W)         62.08  (2nd woman)    
 56  Dave Lawley              63.27      
 59  Peter Faull              63.33      
 60  Megan De Silva           63.35  (3rd woman)      
 61  Richard Kimber           63.37      
 68  Mick Lane                64.44    
 86  Rick Jenner              66.44      
 120 Paul Rider               68.58    
 130 Alexander Fordham        69.24      
 133 Marie Synnott-Wells      69.31    
 151 Simon Burrell            71.06    
 156 Stewart Anderson         71.34    
 185 Becky Hall               73.59      
 217 Chris Read               75.59    
 218 Mike Peace               76.25    
 231 Phil Roberts             77.04    
 234 Stephen Logue            77.24    
 265 Ellen Clague             79.20    
 344 Neil Preskett            85.14    
 368 Peter Fordham            88.15    
 435 Clive Naish             100.07    
 451 Deborah Blakemore       109.09    
 456 Tanya Allen             110.58

 RACE FOR LIFE 5km  Saturday 30th May in Regents Park
 Elisa Ferrua reports:
 "I  took  part in the Race For Life 5k in Regents Park on Saturday the 30th.
 Even if it wasn't chip timed I did it in 22.30. The atmosphere and support
 of people was great."

 COMRADES MARATHON 55 miles  Sunday 31st May from Durban to Pietermaritzburg,
 South Africa
 Lloyd Camp reports:
 "I ran the Comrades Marathon, known locally in KwaZulu-Natal simply as "the
 Marathon", on 31 May  in the Ranelagh colours: my 5th completion of this
 iconic 55 miles (88km) event. It has been 14 years since my last Comrades so
 I hope it doesn't scare me for as long this time before I do it again! There
 were about 250 UK runners in a starting field of 16,000-odd, of which 4,000
 failed to finish before the 12 hour cut-off time and were bundled into the
 'bale buses' ominously positioned along the route. The weather was hot, the
 road was long and the crowd turned out in their multiple thousands. The
 Comrades was started in 1921 by veterans of WW1 to raise money for the local
 widows and orphans of the Great War, and 'The Comrades of the Great War' did
 sterling work in raising awareness of the horrors of that war, running in
 plimsolls and rugby shorts along the rutted dirt roads of the time, largely
 unheralded at first and widely regarded as mavericks or madmen. The Comrades
 remains a festival of the human spirit, and a true test of endurance and
 comradeship. For the great majority, it's not a race: it's a community event
 where everyone is equal on the day and when South Africans welcome fellow
 athletes from a hundred countries. It is Everyman's race, and each of us
 runs it for a different reason. 

 Comrades can be brutal not just because it is so far but because it is run
 only on 'gun time': the five to ten minutes one loses before crossing the
 start line is never regained, and there are five cut-off points along the
 way, each marked with an official literally firing a gun to indicate that if
 you have not yet crossed that mark, your race is over. Even if you cross the
 last line, the finish, a second after the 12-hour gun, you do not get a
 medal and are not listed amongst the finishers. I felt 'gun stress' all the
 way! Uniquely, it is run in alternate directions each year: next year is the
 "down" to Durban. But there is a lot of up in the down!

 I started slowly, slowed down, and then finished slower, but eventually
 reached Pietermaritzburg (my home town) in a pedestrian 11.32, in fantastic
 spirits and filled with joy. 

 Come on Ranelaghs: come and feel it".

 1    G Kelehe (Sth Africa)   5:38.36
 9458 Lloyd Camp             11:32.31             

 BRISTOL 10km  Sunday 31st May
 1   J Chesum (Kenya)         29.18
 56  L Damen (Winch)          33.39  (1st woman)
 314 Paul Sinton-Hewitt       39.24
 700 Julia Bailey             42.34

 KENT ROADRUNNER MARATHON  Sunday 31st May at Gravesend
 1   S Newton (Ackworth)      2:40.42  (chip time 2:40.42)
 5   H Oldroyd (UK Net)       2:53.46  (2:53.44 - 1st woman)
 213 Kirsty Bangham           4:22.44  (4:22.32)
 253 Ian Grange               4:35.20  (4:35.09) 

 1   J Tipper (unatt)         1:15.38  (chip time 1:15.38)
 19  I Rea (West 4)           1:27.02  (1:27.02 - 1st woman)
 431 Anne Philpott            2:10.47  (2:09.55) 
 SELF-TRANSCENDENCE 2 miles  Monday 1st June in Battersea Park
 1   A Kirk-Smith (Lon H)      9.36
 31  S Davis (Clapham)        10.54  (1st woman)
 126 Alan Davidson            15.59 

 WIMBLEDON COMMON TRAIL SERIES - RACE 2  5 miles  Wednesday 3rd June on
 Wimbledon Common
 This was the second of the three race series organised by Andy Bix and the
 Good Run Guide. It was a beautiful early summer evening on the Common,
 perfect for running. Even the notorious Butts were benevolently dry (-ish!).
 Clapham Chasers dominated the men's team again with three runners home
 before our first, Mark Herbert. The Chasers narrowly pipped us for the
 women's team prizes too, despite another individual win from Megan de Silva.
 This is becoming quite a habit - she has won both races so far this year and
 did the same in 2013, only missing a clean sweep because of running off
 course in the third race. Study the map before the next one, Megan! Marie
 Synnott-Wells was next in, leading a Ranelagh 1-2-3 in the W45 category,
 along with Wiebke Kortum and Heather Martingell. Bruce McLaren was 3rd over
 40 and Peter Fordham was 3rd over 60.     

 1   T Grimes (E London)      28.42
 9   Mark Herbert             31.30
 17  Megan de Silva           32.31  (1st woman)
 31  Marie Synnott-Wells      35.14
 32  Bruce McLaren            35.19
 52  Nick Fordham             38.30
 57  Wiebke Kortum            38.59
 62  Amrut Sharma             40.56
 68  Peter Fordham            42.05  
 69  Heather Martingell       42.22
 70  Mike White               42.30
 82  Andy Woodhouse           43.59
 108 Deepa Sharma             48.43   

 Grosseto, Italy
 Alan Davidson reports:
 "I flew to Pisa then train to Grosseto (a huge baseball stadium) and taxi to
 Fattoria la Principina, a hotel complex 6k out and dubbed the athletes'
 village with race transits organised by the military. The next (hot) day I
 had a trip to the popular tourist destination Siena (train journey like home
 except the barriers failed at Sticcione not Liss!). Excitement in the
 evening as Sky and Astana teams stayed at the hotel for the local stage of
 the Tour of Italy cycle race. Main race day had a crazy mixture of weather.
 The early women's race walk had a gusting gale, the following men's walk had
 the same plus squally showers, but early afternoon the women's 10k road race
 had hot sunshine. Then it changed for our race - the 33c heat had also very
 high humidity under heavy cloud cover. The course soon left the town and was
 mainly on cycle paths amongst farm fields with some mentally tough long
 straights. But far worse was the draining effect of the humidity making
 running kit sodden with sweat. It felt like a 55 minute effort so it was
 with some relief that the finish line clock showed 51.33. It came as a shock
 to learn that my very modest effort coupled with the times of our two faster
 boys got  GB&NI an M65 team bronze! We had an hour (military) coach drive
 from Grosseto the following morning past the resort of Castiglione Della
 Pescaia to a remote sports stadium which gave us a cross-country relay
 venue: 3 x 2k laps (team of three) with a course of rough grassland and a
 hard trail at the foot of a wooded hillside. On a warm morning I had the
 glory(!) leg taking the timing chip to the finish line (25.21 total time)
 where we won the team bronze again. Time left to travel to Civitavecchia
 (which Tosca sadly failed to reach), found a sandy beach for a welcome dip
 in the Adriatic then to Pisa to check on the tower (still uprightish).The
 Easyjet pilot kindly said you are swapping 32c in Pisa for a typical English
 spring day 14c wet and windy. He could have added your hourly train to
 Reading will be cancelled...but at least I had my magic memories." 

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 30th May
 1    T Telkovsky (Belgrave)  15.50
 10   Ted Mockett             17.41
 23   Nick Wright             18.43  
 25   P Rutherford (FoT)      18.46  (1st woman)
 39   David Ready             19.14
 54   Richard Kennedy         19.45
 172  Chris Spink             21.58
 282  Ali Kennedy             23.33
 604  Ellen Van Keulen        27.20
 747  Mary Hickson            29.03
 760  David Meaden            29.19  
 1028 Wally Garrod            37.23
 1070 John Hanscomb           39.52

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 30th May
 1   W Russell (Bris & W)   16.52
 5   Nick Twomey            18.11
 12  Lars Lundqvist         19.11
 28  V Clark (Arena 80)     20.32  (1st woman)
 30  Matt Sowton            20.34
 36  Becky Hall             20.40
 57  Steve Aikin            21.50
 59  Paul Noel              21.52
 68  Nick Fordham           22.27
 86  Amrut Sharma           23.05
 149 Sally Yau              24.58
 150 Carol Aikin            24.59
 224 Michael Sikora         27.20
 229 Rob Curtis             27.32
 250 Phil Aiken             28.08
 280 Bronwen Northmore      29.39
 283 Val Lowman             29.50
 286 Deepa Sharma           29.59
 292 Philippa Kitchen       30.18 
 321 Hilary Thomson         31.31
 362 Michelle Martinez      33.47    

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 30th May
 1   M Kunwar (unatt)       17.43
 2   Duncan Mallison        18.32
 13  S Bandeira (Strag)     20.45  (1st woman)  
 16  Daniel Chiechi         20.50
 17  Marilyn Horne          20.59
 24  Michelle Davies        22.28
 35  Mike White             24.04
 78  Prelin1 Chiechi        29.16
 89  Christine David        30.29
 91  Cindy Croucher         30.42
 96  Tamsin Burland         31.27
 101 Tracey Small           32.38
 123 Penny Merrett          37.56 
 124 Bev Ali                37.56    
 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 30th May
 A second consecutive first place for Kris Davidson, with Colin Brett in
 second place.

 1   Kris Davidson          18.16
 2   Colin Brett            19.58
 4   Bruce McLaren          20.24
 5   Paul Sinton-Hewitt     20.27
 7   B Farr (Sheen S)       20.45  (1st woman)  
 20  Phil Roberts           23.07
 39  Paula Maguire          26.28
 68  Katie Walton           31.36    

 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km  Saturday 30th May
 Eirin McDaid finished second in an excellent 16.13.

 1   J Poole (Serp)         15.11
 2   Eirin McDaid           16.13
 10  R Ponder (West 4)      18.37  (1st woman)

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 30th May)
 Black Park: 188 Luke Wilson 26.41 
 Kingston: 29  Wiebke Kortum 22.33, 45 Peter Wright 23.58,  49 Hannah Doyle
 24.06,  78 Fiona Pugh 26.24
 Bournemouth: 241 Eugenio Carmo 29.32
 Gunnersbury: 152 Alan Davidson 25.09
 Banbury:  6 Kevin Kearey 20.08,  62 Ann Kearey 25.50
 Bath Skyline: 53 Frida Roper 25.02
 Bracknell: 166 Deirdre Inman 34.46
 Preston Park, Brighton: 284 Peter Fordham 27.28
 Abingdon: 18 Ed Smith 20.25
 Dulwich: 9 James Whistler 17.52
 Bognor: 21 David Rowe 21.18,  175 Sharon Rowe 36.15
 Osterley: 31 Rebecca Northmore 24.29 
 Hazlehead, Aberdeen: 129 Su Clark 35.02

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 6th June
 Top spot for Jordan Mungovan.

 1   Jordan Mungovan        17.57 
 8   Lars Lundqvist         19.16
 25  Tom Bradley            20.39
 33  Kevin Kearey           21.01
 43  Paul Noel              21.30
 45  C Bradburn (unatt)     21.41  (1st woman)
 50  Matt Sowton            22.03
 51  Peter Faull            22.04
 87  Amrut Sharma           23.24
 88  Daniel Rushby          23.25
 99  Elisa Ferrua           23.40
 105 Grace Munro            23.50
 111 James Rushby           24.00
 151 Mel Davison            25.14
 173 Josie Kearey           25.48
 178 Ann Kearey             25.58
 195 Ellen Van Keulen       26.34
 196 Ted Mockett            26.35
 213 Cathy Holman           27.02               
 224 Michael Sikora         27.14
 247 Val Lowman             27.59
 249 Wiebke Kortum          28.02
 252 John Herriott          28.05
 253 Mark Herbert           28.06
 261 Sue Camp               28.21
 262 Mike White             28.21
 268 Phil Aiken             28.25
 276 Deepa Sharma           28.47
 306 Andrew Brown           29.47
 311 Jackie Dunkley         30.05
 318 Leeanne Bryce          30.21
 320 Ashleigh Ferris        30.23
 327 Bronwen Northmore      30.44
 369 Michelle Martinez      33.54
 387 Penny Merrett          35.05
 391 George Coates          35.49
 428 Pat Hewlett            46.13   

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 6th June
 1    T Telkovsky (Belgrave)  15.44
 4    Eirin McDaid            16.30
 42   David Ready             19.08
 70   B Neale (unatt)         20.01  (1st woman)
 136  Adam Wright             21.27
 160  Chris Spink             21.52
 174  Richard Kennedy         22.06
 474  Kirsty Bangham          25.43
 835  Hilary Thomson          30.31 
 1057 Wally Garrod            38.03
 1067 John Hanscomb           39.29

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 6th June
 Clare King was the leading woman.

 1   M Kunwar (unatt)       17.45
 10  Kabir Sait             20.59
 11  Clare King             20.59  (1st woman)
 14  Tom Kearey             21.44
 33  James Barber           23.32  
 68  Tamsin Burland         27.23
 75  Lynne Barber           28.18
 93  Christine David        30.35
 94  Mary Hickson           30.41
 112 Paul Wapshott          32.10  
 113 Tracey Small           32.12

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 6th June
 Three in a row for Kris Davidson, with Colin Brett this time in third.

 1   Kris Davidson          18.11
 3   Colin Brett            19.00
 7   B Farr (Sheen S)       20.27  (1st woman)  
 12  Phil Roberts           22.20
 32  Julian Holden          26.10
 42  Francesca Baty-Symes   27.42
 50  Sandy Clark            28.39
 61  Deborah Blakemore      34.20

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 6th June
 1   G Holdsworth (unatt)   18.17
 4   Paul Sinton-Hewitt     19.04
 10  G Galbraith (Herc W)   19.50  (1st woman)
 29  Chris Camacho          21.34
 35  Nick Fordham           22.13
 36  Alex Fordham           22.14
 56  Peter Wright           23.36
 91  Jo Sinton-Hewitt       26.24
 93  Fiona Pugh             26.47  

 LES DOUGNES, CUBNEZAIS parkrun 5km  Saturday 6th June
 Twelve ran - mostly Brits - in the inaugural French parkrun, in the
 south-west of the country.  

 1   A Pellew (unatt)       20.42
 4   S Jolley (Queens M)    22.31  (1st woman)
 7   Peter Fordham          25.23

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 6th June)
 Brockwell: 11 James Whistler 18.27
 Gunnersbury: 39 Lydia Louw 20.49
 York:  140 Phil Jackson 23.19
 Killarney: 55 Wyn Williams 29.17
 Bognor Regis: 5 David Rowe 20.05,  128 Sharon Rowe 35.09
 Barclay: 95 Dawn Bates 32.39

 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 7th June
 Sacha Kennedy was the fastest girl while Euan Sinclair's PB took him closer
 to a top three spot.

 1   O Wilson (K&P)          6.56
 5   Euan Sinclair           7.46
 7   Sacha Kennedy           7.52  (1st girl)
 67  Matthew Beal            9.36
 93  Eilidh Sinclair        10.15
 109 Oliver Beal            10.36  

 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 7th June
 1   M Berardi (Runny)       6.56
 11  E Bray (Evo Tri)        8.34  (1st girl)
 140 Connor Scally          15.19 

 Tom Byers, the hare that got away, Oslo 1981:
 It's to Steve Ovett's credit that he found this immensely amusing!