Newsdesk 2015

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 454             17 July 2015
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  Bev Ali wins the Coad Cup
 *  Fastest times by Ralph Street and Megan de Silva
 *  Gill Sanders runs 35.02 10k
 *  Megan de Silva wins the Wimbledon Trail 8 miles
 *  Megan also wins the Self Transcendence 5km
 *  Vets successes for Marie Synnott-Wells and Mick Lane  
 *  parkrun placings for Rebecca Northmore, Michelle Davies, Becky Hall,
     Duncan Mallison, Mark Herbert, Kris Davidson, Carl Assmundson, Ted Mockett,
     Lydia Louw, Dave Lawley, Jonathan Smith and Vaughan Ramsay
 *  Ralph Street selected to represent Britain in the World Orienteering
 *  Elmore 7 miles this Saturday - entries on the day accepted 
 *  Chris Brasher Ponds Run this Tuesday
 *  Elmbridge 10km and Wedding Day 7km coming up

 The next race is the Elmore 7 miles, which will be held this 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.
 Pre-entries are closed but they will accept entries on the day:

 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:. 

 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,
 Deborah Blakemore 11, Lynne Barber 9. 

 Next event is the Elmore 7 miles this Saturday, see above. Full details of
 the Grand Prix here:. 

 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:.

 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. Already there are 80 Ranelagh names on the entry list - come
 and join the fun!  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 1pm in Staines.
 For something a little more low-key than most road races, Andy Hayward
 " 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.). Note the start is at 1pm.not 12 noon as previously stated.

 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."

 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 ".

  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:.

 ...to Kate and Andy Woodhouse on the arrival of Eve Elizabeth on Monday 29th

 ...has been selected to represent Britain at the upcoming World Orienteering
 Championships in Inverness. Ralph is down for the Forest Relay event to be
 held on August 5th. Best of luck Ralph! 

 Nobody ventured an answer or even a guess at my little question in the last
 e-news, so I'll give you another couple of weeks. You'll have difficulty
 finding the answer on the internet, but if you think about what kind of
 society China was during the Cultural Revolution, you might be able to make
 an inspired guess.   
 Here's the question:
 During the Cultural Revolution in China in the 1960s, which new throwing
 event was added to the domestic athletics programme?

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 Check out what's happening in our junior section at

 The junior handicap series is held on Thursday evenings between April and
 August at the Hawker Centre off Lower Ham Road in Kingston. The final race
 is on Thursday 27th August - Registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start

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

 Sunday 19th July               Harry Hawkes 10 miles at Thames Ditton

 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: http://www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/event/WeddingDay7K20152. 

 Saturday 1st August          Wheatsheaf and Pigeon 5km at Staines. 1pm
 start. See above.  

 Sunday 9th August            Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km.  9am start.

 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.  

 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  Tuesday 7th July at the clubhouse
 Our AGM was conducted at a brisk pace with little controversy. The
 Treasurer's, President's, Captains' and Secretary's reports were circulated
 before the meeting and were accepted unanimously. It was noted that there is
 some overlap in the content of these reports, and it was agreed that all but
 the Treasurer's should be amalgamated into a single report next year. Most
 of the club officers were kindly prepared to continue in their posts, the
 exceptions being the Trophies Steward Alan Hedger and the Kit Stewards
 Heather Martingell and Jane Craigie-Payne. Instead, Heather has volunteered
 to replace Alan with the Trophies. Michelle Davies takes over the kit. In
 addition, Andy Woodhouse has given us notice that he does not wish to
 continue after this year as Fixtures Secretary, and Simon Burrell has agreed
 to take over. We now have a new post of Welfare Officer and Rob Curtis has
 kindly agreed to take this on. David Rowntree has served us for 25 years as
 Hon Treasurer and as ever his accounts report was detailed and clear and
 showed that we are in a healthy financial position. Wally Garrod requested
 that we double check our rights of access to the clubhouse.

 Carol Barnshaw kindly provided refreshments for those who attended the
 meeting and we were also able to taste the output from of Andy Hayward's new
 Thames Side Micro-Brewery. Excellent!     

 COAD CUP 5 miles handicap Tuesday 14th July in Richmond Park
 Record attendances have become quite commonplace for us recently and here
 was another. The clubhouse was packed well before 7pm and the poor hard
 working officials thought the queue to register would never end. Finally a
 record for a handicap race of 95 members and guests put their names down and
 by 7.15pm we were able to set off to the start and before long get the race
 under way. Unfortunately the rain that had been threatening all day chose
 that moment to make its presence felt with a steady downpour which however
 did little to dispel the high humidity.     

 Most of the waiting runners were huddled under a tree near the start line in
 a vain attempt to keep dry, and some were understandably reluctant to
 emerge! Add to that the sheer number of runners and the start lists
 gradually turning to papier maché in the rain and the result was a handicap
 start that was not as crisp and efficient as it might have been. Everyone
 was sent on their way eventually but unfortunately two or three missed their
 assigned starts. Apologies to them!

 As already mentioned it was humid, warm and wet but most found the
 conditions favourable for running. Bev Ali was first away. "In handicaps I
 usually start first and finish last," she said. In 26 handicap races over
 nearly 20 years of membership Bev had never placed, let alone won a cup. All
 that changed today! Bev was the first starter and that was the last anyone
 saw of her until she rounded the last corner in glorious isolation to finish
 some four minutes clear of the rest. Congratulations Bev, patience is

 Prelini Chiechi took the silver medal with a fine run and then Simon Burrell
 charged in to third place. There was only the briefest of pauses then before
 the deluge (runners, not rain). Mike White came in just ahead of Bruce
 McLaren and Cindy Croucher and then nearly seventy runners poured across the
 line in the space of four minutes. Well done, Mr Handicapper. Up to now
 we've never found it necessary to use a finishing funnel for a handicap race
 but if this number of runners becomes the norm then we'll have to consider

 Scratch man on the day was Ralph Street and he must have had an exhilarating
 run through the crowds to finish 16th in the excellent time of 26.02. I'd
 say something along the lines of "Streets ahead" but I'm sure Ralph has
 heard every possible variant on that! Phil Killingley was well pleased with
 his 27.24, which carried him up to 29th place, while third fastest was Ted
 Mockett on 28.41 for 51st place. The fastest nine men beat the half-hour,
 which was very encouraging. Fastest woman on 32.13 was Megan de Silva,
 although that only got her up to 44th place in the handicap. Marie
 Synnott-Wells's 34.01 brought her in 47th but third-fastest Becky Hall
 climbed up to 13th place with her 34.41. Also inside 35 minutes was Suzy
 Whatmough, with Gwen McCormack just a few seconds outside. 

 After the race the opportunity was taken to make the presentation of club
 honours to Ralph Street for his third place in the Surrey Championships back
 in January. A presentation was also made to Lorna Smith. Lorna won the Coad
 Cup back in 2011 but the trophy itself had been accidentally damaged. It was
 thought to be a write-off but a craftsman was eventually able to restore it.
 This process took some time  and meanwhile another Coad Cup race had been
 run and the trophy went to the new winner. The upshot was that Lorna never
 actually held the trophy - until today when she was presented with a
 miniature replica to keep.          
 Those who started late in the handicap, please note that the actual times
 shown are calculated as if you had started on your correct handicap mark. 

 TOUR OF EPSOM & EWELL  Monday 8th - Friday 12th June
 As usual the "tour" took in a race every night for five days in venues
 including Horton Country Park, Nonsuch Park, Hogsmill and Nescot College.
 Phil Aiken was the only Ranelagh competitor, finishing 95th, 102nd, 83rd,
 85th and 69th in the five races, each of 3-4 miles. Overall winner was
 Croydon's Alex Penfold who secured five straight wins in an aggregate time
 of 1:33.24. Phil placed 57th overall in 2:29.43.   

 ALETSCH MOUNTAIN HALF MARATHON  Sunday 28th June in the Swiss Alps.
 Peter Fordham reports:
 "Ranelagh 'A'(lpine) Team lead Britain home in Aletsch Race - start at 1,950
 metres, climb 1,235 metres, descend 530 metres.
 After a winter of Mob Match glory there is still no stopping Ranelagh Men.
 The elite  mountain squad of Alexander Fordham, Mike Peace and Peter Fordham
 were the outstanding club trio from Britain. Stiff opposition was expected
 from Blackheath and Bromley, but a demoralised club only mustered one
 entrant and he then withdrew, presumably on hearing of the Ranelagh threat.
 The Sheen Shufflers entrant was easily overcome in the first 5k."

 1  M Petro (Eritrea)       1:26.36
    Mike Peace              3:04.00
    Alexander Fordham       3:05.50 
    Peter Fordham           3:14.40

 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap  Wednesday 1st July
 This took place at just after noon on the hottest July day on record. Talk
 about mad dogs and Englishmen (and women)!

 1   Alan Davidson          23.30  (actual time 23.00)
 10  Sonia Rowland          28.29  (22.29)
 11  Louise Piears          29.08  (23.38)

 WIMBLEDON TRAIL SERIES RACE 3   8 miles  Wednesday 1st July
 ...and it hadn't cooled down much by 7pm for the final race in the series
 organised by Andy Bickerstaff and the Good Run Guide. Temperatures were
 still well into the 30s and even the wooded areas seemed to hold the heat
 rather than provide any respite. Perhaps not surprisingly, about a third of
 the pre-entries thought better of it and stayed at home, and a dozen or so
 more called it a day after one lap. All credit, then, to those who made it
 round the 8 miles, especially to Megan de Silva who was the leading woman by
 about a minute and a half. This completed a clean sweep of three wins for
 Megan, a feat she only missed last year through running off course in the
 final event. Congratulations too to Wiebke Kortum who was the leading over
 45. Leading Ranelagh man was Al Morgan in 5th place.   

 1   T Grimes (E London)    47.07
 5   Al Morgan              50.51
 13  Mark Herbert           54.29
 18  Megan de Silva         55.34  (1st woman)
 31  Bruce McLaren          62.29
 42  Wiebke Kortum          66.52
 52  Rachel Revett          72.59
 57  Mike White             74.18
 65  Andy Hayward           79.01            

 SELF TRANSCENDENCE 10km  Saturday 4th July in Battersea Park
 Gill Sanders had a break from the Triathlon tour and enjoyed a 10km run-out
 in Battersea Park. The result was a highly impressive 35.02 clocking, which
 places her in third place in Ranelagh's all-time list.

 1   L Penney (SMR)         33.47
 4   Gill Sanders           35.02  (1st woman)

 REGENTS PARK 10km  Sunday 5th July
 1   M Hernandez (unatt)    33.47  (chip time 33.44)
 11  Nick Twomey            37.42  (37.39)

 CLAYGATE COUNTRY 5 miles  Sunday 5th July
 1   N Aitken (Clapham)     27.38
 24  J Hadfield (Elm)       33.33  (1st woman)
 283 Alan Meaden            48.53
 285 Jackie Dunkley         49.00
 299 David Meaden           50.17
 347 John Hanscomb          68.23    

 SELF TRANSCENDENCE 5km  Monday 6th July in Battersea Park
 Megan de Silva won the women's section and Marie Synnott-Wells was the first
 over 50.

 1   J Gilbert (Kent)       15.27
 39  Megan de Silva         18.33  (1st woman)
 61  Marie Synnott-Wells    19.56
 103 Rachel Revett          22.55
 120 Alan Davidson          24.27
 144 Deepa Sharma           27.59
 145 Ellie Lawley           28.04
 Mick Lane reports:
 "Not sure how, but I managed 3rd V50 in the High Wycombe Half last Sunday in
 an incredibly slow 1.31.13 for 33rd place. Nobody else from the club seems
 to have run and I kept recalling what Clive Beauvais said about it when he
 ran it years ago : 'The worst bloody race I've ever done!' To be fair, they
 have changed the course slightly but it's definitely not one for the

 1   D Morgan (Serp)        1:14.43
 19  L Hartney (Read)       1:26.46  (1st woman)
 33  Mick Lane              1:31.13

 SELF TRANSCENDENCE 5km  Monday 13th July in Battersea Park
 1   T Martyn (Hunt BT)     15.05
 39  G Tindley (Hunt BT)    17.48  (1st woman)
 135 Alan Davidson          24.44

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 4th July
 Mrs parkrun Jo Sinton-Hewitt celebrated her 250th run. 

 1   A Jeksevicius (Belg)    16.15
 4   E Pallant (AFD)         16.52  (1st woman)
 7   Ian Kenton              17.41
 18  Nick Wright             18.39
 75  David Ready             20.24
 176 Adam Wright             22.20
 239 Paul Sinton-Hewitt      23.08
 391 Chris Wright            25.27
 436 Kirsty Bangham          26.08
 474 Matt Sowton             26.46
 626 Jo Sinton-Hewitt        28.52     
 811 Mary Hickson            32.52
 919 Wally Garrod            38.23  
 931 John Hanscomb           39.38 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 4h July
 1   T Do Canto (unatt)     15.59
 13  Richard Holme          19.27
 20  Peter Weir             19.49
 29  Stewart Anderson       20.44
 32  Tom Bradley            20.59
 45  Steve Aikin            21.55    
 56  C Carter (Epsom O)     22.21  (1st woman)
 71  Amrut Sharma           23.07
 77  Elisa Ferrua           23.26 
 89  Matt Aikin             23.55
 162 Michael Sikora         27.27
 165 Sue Camp               27.33
 173 Deepa Sharma           28.09
 206 Bronwen Northmore      30.13
 214 Phil Aiken             30.48
 216 Val Lowman             31.02
 242 Katie Walton           33.13
 249 Hilary Thomson         34.20
 260 Penny Merrett          36.30
 273 Tony Clark             39.31 
 277 Bev Ali                42.10
 278 Pat Hewlett            42.17

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 4th July
 Kris Davidson was the winner this week.

 1   Kris Davidson          19.20
 7   B Farr (Sheen)         20.47  (1st woman)
 16  Chris Read             22.37
 33  Matthew Beal           25.11
 34  Simon Beal             25.11
 40  Tor Heron-Brett        26.10
 41  Colin Brett            26.11  
 44  Julian Holden          26.57
 47  Simon Taylor           27.28
 52  Sandy Clark            28.08
 57  Oliver Beal            29.22
 58  Louise Beal            29.23
 62  Sarah Hovell           29.58
 71  Kevin Knowles          31.43            

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 4th July
 Duncan Mallison and Michelle Davies gave us a pair of first places.

 1   Duncan Mallison        18.48
 11  Tom Kearey             21.17
 12  Daniel Chiechi         21.23
 14  Michelle Davies        21.44  (1st woman)
 15  Lee Davies             21.47
 28  Phil Roberts           22.36
 40  Michelle Meadows       23.40
 46  Ann Kearey             24.23
 50  Josie Kearey           24.29
 76  Rachel Allen           27.49
 85  Prelini Chiechi        29.31
 91  Tamsin Burland         29.58          
 98  Lynne Barber           30.39  
 99  Christine David        31.11
 104 Stacey Barber          32.00
 107 Tanya Allen            32.35
 110 Cindy Croucher         32.44
 111 James Barber           33.03
 116 Paul Wapshott          34.50
 117 Waldron Slaughter      34.57    
 119 Su Clark               36.06
 121 Lexi Slaughter         38.46   

 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km  Saturday 4th July
 There was a Ranelagh 1-2-3 from Mark Herbert, Dave Lawley and Jonathan
 Smith, plus first woman from Rebecca Northmore. 

 1   Mark Herbert            18.30
 2   Dave Lawley             18.49
 3   Jonathan Smith          19.13
 22  Rebecca Northmore       24.54  (1st woman)
 52  Ashleigh Ferris         30.10
 53  Colette Doran           30.15

 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km  Saturday 4th July
 Becky Hall was the leading woman.

 1   M Richi (unatt)         20.23 
 7   Becky Hall              21.04  (1st woman)

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 4th July)
 Bournemouth: 355 Eugenio Carmo 33.27
 Ipswich: 60 Rachel Revett 25.04
 St Albans:  43 Lydia Louw 21.05
 Southsea: 129 Alan Davidson 28.39
 Kingston: 24 Chris Camacho 21.31,  25 Andy Bickerstaff 21.47,  80 Tom Reay
 25.38,  103 Fiona Pugh 27.45
 Forest of Dean: 7 Ted Mockett 19.28,  67 Ellen Van Keulen 26.01 
 Bedford: 69 Phil Jackson 24.40
 Frimley Lodge: 80 Sonia Rowland 22.51,  287 Steve Rowland 30.53
 Brockwell Park: 12 James Whistler 18.45
 Bracknell: 207 Deirdre Inman 36.14
 Medina IOW: 137 Juliette Chan 30.22
 Wormwood Scrubs: 6 Si Martin 20.57
 Thetford: 42 Mike White 27.28
 Preston Park: 113 John Pratt 24.23
 Lee-on-Solent: 158 Peter Fordham 25.34
 Bognor Regis: 9 David Rowe 19.57,  140 Sharon Rowe 35.52  

 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 5th July
 Lydia Louw was the second girl.

 1   T Bagnall (unatt)       6.59
 6   I Stockley (E&E)        7.38  (1st girl)
 7   Lydia Louw              7.47
 21  Finlay Sinclair         8.32
 28  Arthur Louw             8.43
 90  Eilidh Sinclair        10.21

 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 5th July
 1   A Gambrill (Cookham)    7.05
 4   F Jones (Brack)         7.49  (1st girl)
 166 Connor Scally          15.22
 167 Thomas Lane            15.42 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 11th July
 1   D Morison (unatt)      17.19
 14  Peter Weir             19.56
 18  Alex Fordham           20.16
 24  Stewart Anderson       21.01
 29  K Owen (unatt)         21.30  (1st woman)
 35  Steve Aikin            21.46
 45  Chris Read             22.17 
 62  Amrut Sharma           23.06
 67  Elisa Ferrua           23.16 
 70  Matt Aikin             23.21
 77  Kevin Knowles          23.46
 102 James Rushby           24.31
 113 Sally Yau              24.54
 117 Daniel Rushby          25.01
 129 Maia Rushby            25.36
 133 Andrew Brown           25.41
 148 Carol Aikin            26.30
 185 Deepa Sharma           28.40
 205 Philippa Kitchen       29.33
 306 Bev Ali                41.31
 307 Pat Hewlett            41.43 

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 11th July
 It was Ted Mockett's turn to lead the way.

 1   Ted Mockett            17.19
 21  A Brooks (BeaRCat)     21.56  (1st woman)
 63  Tom Kearey             25.54
 64  Ann Kearey             25.55
 75  Rachel Allen           27.31
 100 Christine David        30.02
 110 Cindy Croucher         31.33
 111 Tanya Allen            31.37
 119 Waldron Slaughter      33.10    
 126 Lexi Slaughter         37.26  

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 11th July
 1    A Maud (Clapham)       15.09
 11   H Munn (Clapham)       17.38  (1st woman)
 216  Léonie Kennedy         22.38
 299  Chris Wright           23.46
 356  Ian Grange             24.23
 482  Toma Sterner           25.56 
 583  Kirsty Bangham         27.24
 754  Jackie Dunkley         29.37
 988  Wally Garrod           38.46  
 1011 John Hanscomb          41.09
 1035 Mary Hickson           50.19

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 11th July
 Kris Davidson was pushed down to second place this week. Deborah Blakemore
 joined the 100 parkruns club.

 1   J Casabuenas (unatt)   17.55         
 2   Kris Davidson          18.08
 5   Tom Bradley            19.33 
 11  B Farr (Sheen)         20.41  (1st woman)
 20  Phil Roberts           22.34
 26  Simon Burrell          22.59
 38  Robert Sharp           24.54  
 45  Julian Holden          25.57
 56  Phil Aiken             27.57
 95  Deborah Blakemore      40.36
 96  Katie Walton           40.42

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 11th July
 1   P Retallick (unatt)    18.22
 21  P Major (SLH)          21.12  (1st woman)
 23  Chris Camacho          21.17
 40  Andy Bickerstaff       22.40
 51  Rachel revett          23.36
 62  Hannah Doyle           24.06
 64  Peter Wright           24.09
 103 Simon Taylor           26.14
 129 Maya Farah             28.01
 159 Martin Clark           33.12 

 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km  Saturday 11th July
 This was almost a re-run of last week's, but with a slightly different cast.
 Mark Herbert, Dave Lawley and Vaughan Ramsay were the first three home and
 Rebecca Northmore was the leading woman.. 

 1   Mark Herbert            18.29
 2   Dave Lawley             18.36
 3   Vaughan Ramsay          20.21
 22  Rebecca Northmore       23.51  (1st woman)

 HIGHBURY FIELDS parkrun 5km  Saturday 11th July
 Carl Assmundson was first in, just missing 17 minutes.

 1   Carl Assmundson        17.01
 27  J Cruickshanks (Fife)  21.09  (1st woman)

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 11th July)
 Lullingstone: 8 Nick Fordham 24.32,  17 Peter Fordham 27.37
 Whitley Bay: 66 Paul Hodges 21.56
 St Albans:  44 Lydia Louw 20.48
 Southwark: 59 Alan Davidson 24.11
 Poole: 343 Mike White 25.29
 Frimley Lodge: 318 Ally Salisbury 28.54
 Brockwell Park: 6 James Whistler 19.07
 South Oxhey: 4 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.55
 Medina IOW: 132 Juliette Chan 36.13
 Worcester: 40 Matt Sowton 21.15,  246 Sue Camp 27.50
 Greenock: 36 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 24.50
 Preston Park: 107 John Pratt 23.51
 Banstead Woods: 86 Tom Reay 25.26
 Bognor Regis: 5 David Rowe 21.00,  132 Sharon Rowe 35.48  

 Cross country at Alleyn's School, Dulwich, 1938. So that's where the Kenyans
 got their water-jump technique from...   Video:.