*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 453 2 July 2015 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Successful Ranelagh Richmond 10km - congrats to new Race Director Rick Jenner * Individual winners Gus Upton (Belgrave) and Hayley Munn (Clapham) * 86 Ranelagh finishers led by Richard Gregory and Megan de Silva * County 10k championship medals to Marie Synnott-Wells, Steve Whitehead and the men's and women's teams * Ranelagh wins the parkrun mini-mob match v Stragglers * Phil Killingley and Becky Hall lead our 59 runners * Ranelagh Juniors in 2nd place in Stragglers Handicap Series * parkrun placings for Megan de Silva, Rebecca Northmore, Carl Assmundson, Jonathan Smith, Richard Holme, Rick Jenner and Marie Synnott-Wells * AGM at the clubhouse this Tuesday * Coad Cup 5 miles handicap next Tuesday (14th July) - please arrive early ATTENTION PLEASE **************** ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday 7th July starting at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. You should already have received an AGM notice plus agenda and reports. If they have not reached you please reply to this e-news. COAD CUP 5 miles handicap Tuesday 14th July in Richmond Park 7.15pm start As a break from our normal Tuesday night training sessions we have our annual five miles summer handicap in the Park. All members are welcome to take part. Two pleas from our hard-working officials: 1 PLEASE arrive early if you can. This will help avoid long queues to register and assign handicaps. 2 If you haven't run in a club event before, please e-mail our handicapper Angus Cater email@example.com to let him know you're thinking of taking part. He will need some idea of your pace - e.g. a parkrun time or just a guesstimate. This doesn't commit you to running but will also save time at registration. More details including a course map here: . NEXT EVENTS IN THE ROAD GRAND PRIX and ROAD LEAGUE We have a slight break now until the Elmore 7 miles, which will be held on Saturday 18th July starting at 2pm. The race is on a rolling country lanes course and is held in conjunction with the Chipstead Village Fair and Flower Show. On-line entries here: or there's a postal entry form here:. Next on Sunday 26th July comes the Elmbridge 10km, with a 9am start at the Xcel Leisure Centre by the river at Walton-on-Thames. It's a flat course, part road and part Thames towpath. Entries here:. 2015 ROAD GRAND PRIX The first six events in Ranelagh's Road Grand Prix have taken place and the leading scores to date are: (Open) Steve Whitehead 51, Ted Mockett 38, Kris Davidson 35, Phil Killingley 33; (Men Over 40) Steve Whitehead 29, Kris Davidson 25, Stewart Anderson 20, Duncan Mallison 7; (Men Over 50) Paul Rider 23, Mick Lane 16, Bill Neely 15, Richard Holme 11; (Women) Marie Synnott-Wells 21, Megan de Silva 18, Becky Hall 13, Carol Aikin 9; (Women Over 40) Ellen Clague 16, Wiebke Kortum 12, Mel Davison 11, Kirsty Bangham and Tanya Allen 7; (Women Over 50) Marie Synnott-Wells 24, Carol Aikin 13, Lynne Barber 9, Bronwen Northmore 8. Next event is the Elmore 7 miles on Saturday 18th July, see above. Full details of the Grand Prix here:. 2015 SURREY ROAD LEAGUE After four events in the Road League and with three to go, Ranelagh's men hold a handy five point lead over Clapham Chasers. Ranelagh has one first place and three seconds to Clapham's one first, two thirds and a fifth. However, only the best five out of the seven races count, so Clapham stand to make up ground if they can discard that fifth place. Hercules Wimbledon are also in contention with a first, a second, a fourth and a ninth. In the women's League Guildford and Godalming are in a commanding position with two firsts and two thirds. Clapham are next and then Ranelagh in third place with two seconds, a sixth and a ninth. In the individual tables Steve Whitehead still leads the over 40 division, but Ryan Harris of Reigate has three first places to his name and will surely displace Steve if he runs two more races. Kris Davidson is currently third in the over 40s and Paul Rider is third in the over 50s. In the women's tables Marie Synnott-Wells is currently only 4th in the over 45 class, but will be in a strong position to retain her title if she runs two more races. Megan de Silva is in a similar position in the senior women category, currently second but with a good prospect of taking the title. Full details are on the Surrey Athletics website here:. WEDDING DAY 7Km Friday 31st July Included in our Grand Prix but not in the Road League is the Wedding Day 7km, the always-popular event to be held this year on Friday 31st July starting at 7.30pm in Bushy Park. This race usually reaches its limit, so enter early. We're the current holders of the mob match trophy for the greatest number of finishers (excluding organisers Stragglers) and the men's team trophy. Details and entries: . PERSEVERANCE WIMBLEDON DASH 5km Sunday 9th August starting at 9am in Wimbledon Park The climax of both our Grand Prix and the Road League is the Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km. Details and entries: . CHRIS BRASHER PONDS RUN Tuesday 21st July in Richmond Park Owing to how the calendar has worked out this year, we have been obliged to push back the Brasher Ponds Run to Tuesday 21st July. This is our annual tribute to the late Chris Brasher, Olympic Gold Medallist, founder of the London Marathon and long-time member of Ranelagh Harriers. The Ponds run - visiting all 20+ ponds in the Park - was a favourite of his. We'll set off in groups, some to tackle all the Ponds (9 miles-ish), others to settle for a sample. WHEATSHEAF and PIGEON 5km Saturday 1st August at 12 noon in Staines. For something a little more low-key, Andy Hayward writes: " I would like to encourage entries into the above run. Whilst the Wheatsheaf & Pigeon (affectionately known locally as the "Wee & Pee") is a great community pub, publicity is not their strongest point, and I volunteered to try and help them get a better turn out for the run this year. It is a very low key but fun event, and the only entry fee is a (suggested £5) donation to charity (Help for Heroes) supported by the pub, and last year we even got a free drink thrown in for that! It was a shame that there were only six entries last year, and it would be great to get more out to support this worthy cause, especially in this year of continuing to remember the centenary of WW1, and the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2. It ties in with a charity 'fun day' at the pub (bouncy castle, music, BBQ etc.). To celebrate my forthcoming change of circumstances from 'Insurance Professional' to 'Professional Brewer' and the impending launch of Thames Side Brewery, I am also expecting a good turnout from my other (lunchtime) running club - Raven Racers. It was even suggested by Andy Tucker (also of Blackheath Harriers) that we have a Ranelagh v Ravens mini mob match within the run, which I thought was a great idea if we get the numbers from both clubs. I will be doing a BBQ myself in the afternoon/evening, and would invite all attending Ranelites and Ravens back to ours (about 200 yards away from the pub) for an afternoon/evening summer party with eats and drinks." 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 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 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:. 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 www.riverthamesrunning.co.uk. 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 at ranelagh-harriers-juniors.com/. STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES The junior handicap series is held on Thursday evenings between April and August at the Hawker Centre off Lower Ham Road in Kingston. The remaining dates are: 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 here:. Please pre-register with coaches Colin, Heather or Maia. PETE MULHOLLAND Congratulations to Hercules Wimbledon stalwart Pete Mulholland, who was awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday honours list for "Services to Athletics in Wimbledon". WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil, Duncan or Trevor ) firstname.lastname@example.org or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil email@example.com ) Tuesday 14th July Coad Cup 5 miles handicap in Richmond Park. 7.15pm start. See above. Saturday 18th July Elmore 7 miles. 2pm start at the Chipstead Flower Show. Details: Tuesday 21 July Brasher Ponds Run - see above. Sunday 26th July Elmbridge 10km 9am start at the Elmbridge Leisure Centre. Details:. Friday 31st July Wedding Day 7km in Bushy Park. 7.30pm start. Details:. parkruns every Saturday at 9am Bushy Park Diana Fountain car park Richmond Park Richmond Gate Wimbledon Common Windmill car park Bedfont Lakes Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Ashford, Middlesex Kingston The Hawker Centre Old Deer Park Pools in the Park on the A316 Crane Park Near the Hospital Bridge Roundabout on the A316 in Twickenham Other venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.com 2km junior parkruns for under 14s take place on the first Sunday of each month from Bushy Park's Teddington Gate (11am start) and from Savill Garden car park, Windsor Great Park (9.30am start), and also every Sunday at 9.30am in Wimbledon Park. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** RANELAGH RICHMOND 10km Sunday 21st June There was a new hand at the helm of our Richmond 10k this year in the shape of Rick Jenner. Rick's predecessor Niall O'Connor provided assistance and writes: "Well done to Rick on a very successful Ranelagh Harriers Richmond 10k. While a lot of people assist with various parts of the race, responsibility for delivery and execution of a safe race belongs to the Race Director alone. Despite it being his first year in charge he maintained unflappable composure and commendably dealt with all the stresses that come with the responsibility. The increasing levels of administrative bureaucracy make organising the race a time-consuming and complex task (for example, this year, there was even a council requirement to appoint a fire marshal - for an outdoor 10k...) Rick's success is indicated by a record number of entries, the quick times, his ability to arrange perfect running conditions - and the absence of surplus finishers' mugs clogging up the clubhouse!" Entries reached very close to our published limit of 800, of whom a remarkable 104 were from Ranelagh. 639 runners actually finished, 86 of them in the blue and amber. The relatively unheralded Gus Upton from Belgrave headed an early break by a group of three, but was soon out on his own and went on to win by over half a minute. Epsom's Ollie Garrod finished a clear second, just as he had done at the earlier League races at Sutton and Dorking. Third place went to Belgrave's Lithuanian Andrius Jaksevicius, while in fourth was Ranelagh's second-claimer Josh Mutch representing Brighton. Richard Gregory set off hard but eventually settled in for a place in the top ten and just kept his nose in front of Phil Killingley. There was a barnstorming run from Ted Mockett to be the next Ranelagh finisher just clear of Dave Benton and Steve Whitehead who were respectively third and fourth over 40s. To Richard will go the Flash Gardner Trophy for the first Ranelagh finisher. Phil Killingley takes up the story: "At the sharp end Belgrave placed 1 and 3, and took the county team gold. Ranelagh were second, with Richard, me and Steve making up the team, followed by our Surrey Road League rivals Clapham and Hercules Wimbledon. So we cement our place at the top of the Road League, with one first place and three second places (each of Ranelagh, Clapham, Hercules and Belgrave have a first place, but no-one else has three second places). But it was further down the field that the fireworks took place. Ted Mockett was our third or fourth finisher (depending on whether you count 4th placed overall second claimer Josh Mutch, who ran in Brighton colours), and knocked a huge slice off his pb with 34:43. 'Boom', as Facebook fans might exclaim. Dave Lawley was similarly epic with a 37:30, and Nick Twomey secured a superb 35:44. Simon Martin laughed in the face of the 100km training week he had completed, recording a 10 second negative split and pb of 40:54. Wiebke Kortum also PB'd in 44:38. I'm clearly doing huge injustice to many others who will have got PBs today." In the women's race last year's runner-up Hayley Munn of Clapham Chasers ran a few seconds slower this time but recorded a most emphatic victory by some two and a half minutes. Fast-finishing Zoe Smith of Belgrave and Mel Edwards of Herne Hill filled the minor places, pushing Megan de Silva off the podium into 4th place. Marie Synnott-Wells was our next finisher, 20th overall but winning the county W45 title. Gwen McCormack in 39th closed in our team which unexpectedly took the bronze medals in the county team championship. Close behind Gwen came Michelle Davies and then Marilyn Horne who took the W55 runner-up prize but is ineligible for the county awards. Last year Marion was the inaugural winner of a new club award, the Whitlock-Welch Trophy for the best age-graded performance in this race by a first-claim member. Marion came within a whisker of retaining it this year, but by a margin of just 0.05% it was Marie Synnott-Wells who lifted the Trophy. Less than half a minute behind Marion came Suzy Whatmough making a very impressive club debut. Indeed, there was quite a number of club debuts today, including some essaying their first 10k and some even lining up for their first-ever race! Congratulations to all who finished, and a special mention to Bev Ali who volunteered to be the "whipper in" following the last runner. This turned out to be a lengthier task than she might have expected but Bev described it as "The most relaxing 10k I have ever run!" Many thanks to Andy Hayward and Michele Gibson for the great BBQ they laid on back at the clubhouse after the race. Something approaching 50 members and family came to enjoy good food, good weather and good company. Race Director Rick Jenner writes: "Thank you to everyone who was there on Sunday - runners and all those people who gave their time to help make the race happen. Although not the warmest summer solstice, there was some great running from Ranelagh throughout the field. And thanks to almost 50 volunteers everything went smoothly and lots of runners have been very complimentary about our superb marshals on the course. If you have any feedback about the race please email Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org, and pencil 19th June 2016 in your diaries!" MINI MOB MATCH Saturday 13th June at the Kingston 5km parkrun. Phil Killingley writes: "The Stragglers mini mob match went off a storm on Saturday morning at Kingston parkrun. Ranelagh turned out 59 runners and Stragglers 71. But we got the first 6 home and from that moment on, with the hindsight of looking at the results, Stragglers never recovered. I wasn't so optimistic at the finish line - typical mob match syndrome of thinking that the other team's vests are more numerous than they actually are. A mention must go to poor Eirin McDaid, who was stranded 400m from the Hawker Centre with a failed clutch. I was dreaming up a headline of Ranelagh clutching defeat from the jaws of victory, but the actual result spoiled that. Congratulations to all who ran and thanks so much for forsaking your usual parkrun for this blast down the towpath. There will be a return fixture on June 12th 2016 (subject to clashes with the road league timetable)." Phil himself was the first of those six Ranelagh runners who led the field home, recording 16.37 with Jordan Mungovan breathing down his neck and Ted Mockett also inside 17 minutes. Then came Kris Davidson, James Whistler and Rick Jenner all inside 18. Colin Brett continued his great form in 9th place, ahead of fellow over-50s Richard Holme and Howard Gleave. Becky Hall in 20th place was the leading woman and just dipped inside 20 minutes. Not far behind Becky was the very youthful lad Kabir Sait who ran a great 20.16. New member Elisa Ferrua was the fourth woman home, a little clear of Hannah Doyle, Sally Yau and another junior Frida Roper. It was good to see quite a number of juniors playing their part in our win, including Matt Aikin, Daniel and James Rushby and Matthew and Oliver Beal. Scoring 56 a side we secured the win by almost 400 points. BUPA WESTMINSTER MILE Sunday 24th May In addition to the results already listed, Lydia Louw finished 2nd in the Under 11 girls race in 6.04. STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES Race 3 Thursday 11th June in Richmond Park We gave the Stragglers organisers a break by hosting the third race in the series in Richmond Park on a 1km course opposite the clubhouse. There were 61 runners in the main event, 8 of them first-timers. As usual the newcomers mostly finished at the front and included Eilidh Sinclair in second place. Our next finisher was Molly Stewart back in 11th place but "first gal" excluding first timers. Molly led home a veritable stampeded of runners with nearly 30 crossing the line in the space of half a minute. Poppy Jensen of Stragglers ran the day's fastest time of 7.34, with Ranelagh's Euan Sinclair and Matthew O'Donovan of St Andrew's and St Mark's School both on 7.36. Kabir Sait was not far behind on 7.47 and there was a host of PBs amongst our 20 runners. Team-wise the Flaming Penguins school team scored well in the handicap and went into a clear overall lead with Ranelagh chasing in second place. 1 T Harvey-Smith (Cmb H) 14.28 (actual time 9.28) 2 Eilidh Sinclair 14.48 (9.48) 11 Molly Stewart 19.07 (11.07 - "first gal") 17 Ciara McLaren 19.17 (11.17) 18 Campbell McLaren 19.17 (11.17) 19 Oscar Stewart 19.18 (9.48) 27 James Rushby 19.25 (8.55) 29 Connor Clarke 19.27 (8.57) 30 Matthew Beal 19.28 (8.58) 32 Josie Kearey 19.30 (10.30) 34 Frida Roper 19.32 (8.32) 36 Oliver Beal 19.34 (9.34) 38 Euan Sinclair 19.36 (7.36 - equal fastest boy) 39 Afrah Sait 19.36 (13.06) 42 Luke Maguire 19.41 (8.41) 43 Nathaniel Bond 19.41 (10.41) 47 Sam Rushby 19.46 (9.46) 48 Kabir Sait 19.47 (7.47) 52 Francesca Baty-Symes 19.52 (9.52) 53 Daniel Rushby 19.57 (8.27) 58 Poppy Jensen (Strag) 20.04 (7.34 - fastest girl) 59 Matthew O'Donovan (StA)20.06 (7.36 - equal fastest boy) 61 Astrid Roper 20.34 (11.04) Teams 1 Flaming Penguins 44 (overall 110) 2 Ranelagh H 32 (98) 3 St Andrew's & St Mark's 19 (35) 4 Coombe Hill 17 (17) 5 Stragglers 16 (58) 6 Sheen Shufflers 8 (30) Minis 1 J Norman (Strag) 2.55 2 Ben Rushby 3.11 ("first lad") 5km TRACK TIME TRIAL Thursday 25th June at Osterley Dave Lawley organised this little run-out at the Osterley track. 1 Ted Mockett 16.45 2 Nick Twomey 17.02 3 Mark Herbert 17.56 4 Michael Everard 18.56 5 Tom Bradley 19.07 6 Si Martin 19.22 7 Tom Kearey 19.54 8 Kevin Kearey 20.22 9 Hati ? 21.53 10 Rebecca Northmore 22.20 11 Amrut Sharma 22.42 12 James ? 22.44 13 Ian Grange 23.36 14 Luke Maguire 23.43 15 Laetitia Tetart 24.54 16 Cathy Holman 25.23 17 Paula Maguire 25.25 18 Julian Holden 25.56 19 Deepa Sharma 27.31 3km and 2km 1 Becky Hall 11.56 2 Matt Sowton 12.02 3 Josie Kearey 13.24 4 Bronwen Northmore 16.56 5 Penny Merrett 18.10 6 Bev Ali 14.51 (2km) STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES Race 4 Thursday 25th June at the Hawker Centre Back to the usual venue for the fourth of the six-race series. There were 71 runners in the main race including another sizeable crop of first-timers. They filled 14 of the first 15 places, headed by a Ranelagh trio of Dylan and Aidan Gilmore and Sam Slater, with another Ranelagh, Alistair Brendon, in 6th. Some of the Ranelagh regulars were missing on this occasion but we still provided 18 runners and in Euan Sinclair we had the day's fastest at an excellent 7.14. Euan just held off the fastest from the last event, Poppy Jensen from Stragglers. The Flaming Penguins increased their lead in the team competition with Ranelagh a clear second. In the Minis Ben Rushby was "first lad" for the second race in succession. 1 Dylan Gilmore 14.28 (actual time 9.08) 2 Sam Slater 14.10 (9.10) 3 Aidan Gilmore 14.45 (9.45) 6 Alistair Brendon 16.02 (8.02) 10 J Holmes (Cooombe H) 16.54 (7.54 - "1st lad") 11 Bruno Duder 17.00 (9.00) 17 J Marques (FP) 18.30 (9.30 - "1st gal") 22 Nathaniel Bond 19.09 (10.09) 25 Matthew Beal 19.11 (8.41) 26 Oliver Beal 19.13 (9.13) 32 Oscar Stewart 19.23 (9.23) 34 Sam Rushby 19.24 (9.24) 38 Francesca Baty-Symes 19.29 (9.29) 39 Ella Slater 19.30 (9.30) 40 Jasmine Gilmore 19.30 (11.30) 41 Connor Clarke 19.32 (8.32) 42 James Rushby 19.35 (8.35) 47 Daniel Rushby 19.43 (8.13) 49 Euan Sinclair 19.44 (7.14 - fastest boy) 51 Poppy Jensen (Strag) 19.46 (7.16 - fastest girl) 69 Molly Stewart 21.49 (13.19) Teams 1 Flaming Penguins 45 (overall 159) 2 Ranelagh H 40 (130) 3 Sheen Shufflers 27 (57) 4 Commbe Hill Sch 22 (40) 5 St Andrew's & St Mark's 20 (56) 6 Stragglers 17 (75) Minis 1 M Coleman (FP) 2.42 3 Ben Rushby 2.55 ("first lad") SUMMER BREEZE HALF MARATHON Saturday 13th June on Wimbledon Common 1 D Hancock (unatt) 1:21.09 (chip time 1:21.08) 19 H Wilson (unatt) 1:38.09 (1:38.05 - 1st woman) 145 Neil Preskett 1:57.01 (1:55.02) 204 Ann Kearey 2:03.04 (2:02.55) THORSHAVN MARATHON Saturday 13th June on the Faroe Islands Peter Fordham reports: "94 runners, 850 metres climb/descent. Top 100 placing achieved!" 1 J Dale (unatt) 2:53.56 76 Peter Fordham 4:38.23 POLESDEN LACEY 10km Sunday 14th June 1 O Garrod (E&E) 35.51 16 C Mollison (unatt) 45.44 286 Alan Meaden 67.30 331 David Meaden 72.19 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 26th June in Hyde Park 1 K Spielmann (Midhurst) 16.16 5 K Webster (London H) 17.06 (1st woman) 21 Ian Kenton 18.15 83 Paul Hodges 21.30 142 Alan Davidson 24.36 RUN THROUGH RICHMOND PARK HALF MARATHON Sunday 28th June 1 N Aitken (Clapham) 1:16.09 (chip time 1:16.08) 5 Nick Twomey 1:24.49 (1:24.48) 19 I Rea (West 4) 1:28.33 (1:28.31) RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 13th June Carl Assmundson was first home. 1 Carl Assmundson 16.46 19 L Wynn (Serp) 19.20 (1st woman) 132 Ally Salisbury 25.45 163 Michael Sikora 26.54 296 Penny Merrett 34.36 313 Pat Hewlett 41.24 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 13th June 1 Unknown 15.52 53 J Reynolds (B&B) 20.06 (1st woman) 81 Nick Wright 20.53 119 Adam Wright 21.27 177 Chris Spink 22.34 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 13th June 1 M Kunwar (unatt) 18.19 7 G Galbraith (Herc W) 20.22 (1st woman) 9 Kevin Kearey 20.46 13 Tom Kearey 21.29 33 James Barber 24.10 42 Josie Kearey 24.41 89 Lynne Barber 29.08 102 Stacey Barber 30.38 104 Cindy Croucher 30.44 109 Tanya Allen 31.49 112 Tracey Small 32.36 122 Su Clark 35.30 124 Tamsin Burland 35.48 138 Paul Wapshott 36.48 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 13th June Rebecca Northmore was the leading woman. 1 P Scullion (unatt) 19.39 14 Rebecca Northmore 23.04 (1st woman) OTHER parkruns (Saturday 13th June) Bournemouth: 172 Eugenio Carmo 26.39 Leamington: 18 Ben Shore 21.08 Humber Bridge: 21 Phil Jackson 24.59 Old Deer Park: 4 Tom Bradley 19.52 Bognor Regis: 126 Sharon Rowe 35.11 Bracknell: 190 Deirdre Inman 35.22 Maidenhead: 90 Colette Doran 28.12 Black Park: 6 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.17, 216 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.56 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 20th June 1 A Campbell (T Turbo) 17.16 26 C Lewis (unatt) 21.25 (1st woman) 42 Steve Aikin 22.10 56 Matt Sowton 22.49 70 Matt Aikin 23.35 79 Alberto Esguevillas 23.55 115 Amrut Sharma 25.14 118 James Rushby 25.20 121 Carol Aikin 25.32 137 Daniel Rushby 26.12 142 Sam Rushby 26.21 148 Maia Rushby 26.35 162 Andrew Brown 27.10 170 Elin Berstad Mortensen 27.17 217 Phil Aiken 29.26 218 Wiebke Kortum 29.33 224 Val Lowman 29.53 243 Rob Kitchen 31.04 272 Pat Hewlett 40.24 273 Deepa Sharma 40.25 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 20th June 1 M Kunwar (unatt) 18.38 5 Duncan Mallison 19.20 9 Tom Kearey 21.05 31 N McClelland (unatt) 23.28 (1st woman) 52 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 24.39 59 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 24.57 61 Ally Salisbury 25.01 68 Josie Kearey 25.22 70 Ann Kearey 25.23 71 Kevin Kearey 25.25 107 Christine David 29.42 118 Stacey Barber 30.42 120 Cindy Croucher 31.01 121 Tracey Small 31.40 136 Paul Wapshott 36.04 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 20th June Jonathan Smith was the first finisher. 1 Jonathan Smith 18.52 5 B Farr (Sheen S) 20.35 (1st woman) 24 Luke Maguire 23.46 40 Julian Holden 26.18 46 Sandy Clark 28.14 47 Tor Heron-Brett 28.14 48 Colin Brett 28.15 51 Matthew Beal 28.19 52 Louise Beal 28.19 54 Lorna Smith 29.41 73 Katie Walton 36.21 74 Deborah Blakemore 36.22 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 20th June 1 S Minting (Exmouth) 17.40 12 F Clarke (Herc W) 20.11 (1st woman) 21 Chris Camacho 21.10 25 Andy Bickerstaff 21.44 40 Ben Shore 23.26 43 Ashleigh Ferris 23.30 65 Tom Reay 25.06 77 Leeanne Bryce 26.04 81 Colette Doran 26.48 104 Jackie Dunkley 29.29 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 20th June 1 A Jaksevicius (Belg) 16.18 17 Nick Wright 18.31 39 K Macharg (unatt) 19.47 (1st woman) 155 Simon Lawrence 21.59 256 Rachel Revett 23.29 672 Kirsty Bangham 29.07 926 John Hanscomb 40.48 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 20th June) Bournemouth: 151 Eugenio Carmo 26.11 Oxford: 141 Evelyn Joslin 27.48 Peter Pan: 17 Phil Jackson 22.15 Southsea: 105 Alan Davidson 25.48 Sewerby: 14 Tom Bradley 20.13 Barclay: 36 Dawn Bates 32.47 Dulwich: 24 Richard Gregory 20.00 Cassiobury: 39 Nick Fordham 23.17, 98 Peter Fordham 27.02 Burnham and Highbridge: 43 James Barber 22.49, 75 Lynne Barber 27.27 Bognor Regis:: 9 David Rowe 19.59 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 27th June 1 A Maud (Clapham) 15.21 6 Ted Mockett 17.03 11 H Munn (Clapham) 17.56 (1st woman) 20 Nick Wright 18.28 87 Becky Hall 20.32 103 Sacha Kennedy 20.50 123 Richard Kennedy 21.08 148 Lee Davies 21.37 261 Leonie Kennedy 23.06 393 Ian Grange 24.30 405 Carol Aikin 24.36 495 Ellen Van Keulen 25.47 514 Leeanne Bryce 25.57 559 Cathy Holman 26.29 565 Rob Curtis 26.37 630 Deepa Sharma 27.38 709 Ashleigh Ferris 28.33 749 Jackie Dunkley 29.12 966 Teresa Segovia 33.42 1036 Wally Garrod 38.32 1052 John Hanscomb 40.25 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 27th June 1 J Watson (U of York) 17.29 13 L Wynn (Serp) 19.22 (1st woman) 20 Bill Neely 19.57 48 Stewart Anderson 21.43 49 Steve Aikin 21.50 58 John Hobson 22.14 59 Chris Read 22.17 70 Amrut Sharma 22.50 80 Grace Munro 23.09 83 Matt Aikin 23.15 94 Daniel Rushby 23.34 101 Elisa Ferrua 23.45 114 Alberto Esguevillas 24.12 165 Michael Sikora 26.34 168 Tony Appleby 26.37 171 Sam Rushby 26.46 176 Maia Rushby 26.59 182 Andrew Brown 27.19 192 Sue Camp 27.40 245 Bronwen Northmore 30.16 317 Bev Ali 40.47 318 Pat Hewlett 41.18 321 Martin Clark 46.34 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 27th June Richard Holme led the field. 1 Richard Holme 19.19 4 Tom Bradley 20.14 7 S Hutton (unatt) 21.54 (1st woman) 22 Mark Roper 24.45 31 Julian Holden 25.51 43 Kevin Knowles 28.34 52 Lorna Smith 30.06 53 Luke Maguire 30.21 68 Paul Wapshott 35.05 73 Wyn Williams 43.12 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 27th June A win at Crane Park this week for Jonathan Smith. 1 Jonathan Smith 18.26 5 Duncan Mallison 20.30 12 G Everett (unatt) 21.49 (1st woman) 20 James Barber 22.59 69 Lynne Barber 27.15 89 Christine David 29.54 95 Stacey Barber 31.10 97 Tracey Small 31.18 103 Su Clark 35.00 WIMLBEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 27th June Megan de Silva and Marie Synnott-Wells were first and third women to finish. 1 A Chetwynd (unatt) 17.00 13 Megan de Silva 19.17 (1st woman) 25 Marie Synnott-Wells 19.53 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 27th June Rick Jenner was first in. 1 Rick Jenner 18.32 32 B Gala (unatt) 26.12 (1st woman) OTHER parkruns (Saturday 27th June) Bournemouth: 136 Eugenio Carmo 26.31 Longrun Meadow: 109 Kirsty Bangham 25.38 Banstead Woods: 87 Tom Reay 25.32 Southsea: 107 Alan Davidson 24.59 Kingston: 23 Chris Camacho 21.16, 48 Hannah Doyle 23.44, 49 Peter Wright 23.48 Medina IOW: 146 Juliette Chan 36.12 York: 105 Phil Jackson 22.51 Royal Tunbridge Wells: 63 Mike White 27.06 Dulwich: 7 James Whistler 18.21 Bognor Regis: 11 David Rowe 20.54, 151 Sharon Rowe 36.22 FINALLY... Here's a little quiz question for you. No prizes, but please send in your answer (or guess) for the glory of seeing your name here. During the Cultural Revolution in China in the 1960s, which new throwing event was added to the domestic athletics programme?