Newsdesk 2015

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 455             30 July 2015
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  Megan de Silva wins the Elmore 7 women's race, Phil Killingley is 4th in
     the men's.
 *  Megan and Phil also lead our teams at the Elmbridge 10k  
 *  Ranelagh juniors take the lead in the Stragglers handicap series and Euan
     Sinclair runs the fastest time
 *  parkrun placings for Ralph Street, Kris Davidson, Rebecca Northmore,
     Kirsty Steel, Mark Herbert, Becky Hall, Nick Wright, Duncan Mallison and
     Richard Gregory. 
 *  Wedding Day 7km in Bushy Park this Friday - 100 Ranelagh entries already
 *  Final GP and Road League race - the Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km -
     coming up on Sunday 9th August. 
 *  Order your mob match t-shirt

 To celebrate our unprecedented four mob match wins last winter, we have
 commissioned a special t-shirt. It's long sleeved featuring a map of the mob
 match venues, each being swamped by the "blue wave". Options are white
 t-shirt with blue writing and gold map, or yellow t-shirt with blue writing
 and white map. Cost is £20. Please contact Andy Hayward
 andrewhayward@catalinare.com  to order yours, stating colour and

 Fixtures for the 2015-2016 season have been finalised, and a printed fixture
 card will shortly be available at the clubhouse. If you can't get to the
 clubhouse and would like one posted to you, please reply to this e-news
 giving your postal address. If you'd like a pdf version just e-mail Fixtures
 Secretary Andy Woodhouse andrew-woodhouse@hotmail.co.uk . 
 A full  fixture list is available on our website. 

 The first eight races in Ranelagh's Road Grand Prix have now taken place and
 there are just two to go - this Friday's Wedding Day 7km and the
 Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km on August 9th. The leading scores to date
 are: (Open) Ted Mockett 60, Phil Killingley 57, Steve Whitehead 51, Jonathan
 Smith 43, Nick Twomey 40, Kris Davidson 35; (Men Over 40) Stewart Anderson
 30, Steve Whitehead 29, Kris Davidson 25, Michael Everard 11; (Men Over 50)
 Paul Rider 28, Bill Neely 21, Mick Lane 16, Simon Burrell 14; (Women) Marie
 Synnott-Wells 31, Megan de Silva 30, Becky Hall 21, Carol Aikin 10; (Women
 Over 40) Ellen Clague 28, Wiebke Kortum 12, Tanya Allen 12, Mel Davison 11;
 (Women Over 50) Marie Synnott-Wells 36, Deborah Blakemore 18, Carol Aikin
 17, Sally Bamford 11.

 Winners of some of the classes are already decided but others look like
 going right down to the wire. Full details of the Grand Prix here:. 

 After six events in the Road League and with just the Perseverance Wimbledon
 Dash 5km to go, it looks as if Ranelagh will have at least two League titles
 to celebrate, and quite possibly more. Subject to confirmation we have the
 men's team title sewn up and in the W45 individual Marie Synnott-Wells has
 successfully defended her title. Ranelagh's women are in second place and
 could theoretically overhaul leaders Guildford and Godalming but odds are
 against. Our best bet for a third title is in the Senior Women's individual,
 where Megan de Silva is currently in top spot and will probably stay there.
 In the same competition Becky Hall is likely to take third place if she runs
 the final race. Similarly Steve Whitehead could make it on to the podium in
 the M40 class. Phil Killingley's chances of a top three place in the Senior
 Men's category depend largely on who else turns out for the last race. In
 the M60 class Peter Fordham looks to be a probable 2nd or 3rd. Full details
 are on the Surrey Athletics website here:.

 NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB - WEDDING DAY 7Km  Friday 31st July  7.30pm start
 At the time of writing Ranelagh entries for this race have just topped one
 hundred! Entries are apparently being taken up to 10 o'clock on Friday
 morning. We're the current holders of the mob match trophy for the greatest
 number of finishers and I think we might just retain it! 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:. 

 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."

 Looking ahead, our 135th season kicks off as usual with the Thomas Cup
 handicap in Richmond Park on Saturday 12th September. All members are
 welcome. The annual club photo will be taken at about 2.45pm in the Park
 opposite the clubhouse and the handicap will get under way as soon as
 possible afterwards.   

 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 date is 25th August with 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:.

 Hmm, well, I have had a few answers put forward, but most have gone for
 throwing the hammer. Perhaps I didn't make it clear that the answer I am
 looking for was an entirely new throwing event, never held (so far as I
 know) either before or since the Chinese cultural revolution in the late
 1960s and early 1970s. This event was probably only held in China, though it
 may have also appeared in satellite states like North Korea. Here's another
 big clue - China at that time was a very militaristic society.  
 So, for the last time, here's the question:
 During the Cultural Revolution in China in the 1960s, which new throwing
 event was added to the domestic athletics programme?

 Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. 

 Check out what's happening in our junior section at ranelagh-harriers-juniors.com/.  

 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  )      

 Friday 31st July                 Wedding Day 7km in Bushy Park. 7.30pm
 start.    Details:. 

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

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

 Saturday 5th September    Surrey Road Relays men and women at Wimbledon
 Park. 12 noon start.

 Saturday 12th September  Thomas Cup handicap in Richmond Park. 3.8 miles 3pm
 start preceded by annual club photo. 

 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.  

 ELMORE 7 miles  Saturday 18th July
 Phil Killingley reports:
 "2pm on a Saturday afternoon in July is never going to be chilly, and this
 was no exception.  Fortunately there was a reasonable amount of shade for
 what was a really hilly course by Surrey road standards.  The real hills
 came in the first half, and there was a even a downhill slope to the finish,
 so conserving effort was worthwhile. I took a delegation of runners out to
 jog the last half mile as a warm up, which proved useful as I had a Clapham
 Chaser, er... chasing me at that point.   Chasing is how I prefer them, and
 that's how it stayed. :) 

 The highlight for Ranelagh must be Megan's individual win, backed up by a
 women's team win, Marie winning the W45 category and Sonia the W55. The men
 couldn't manage better than 4th, but with Clapham being pushed into third by
 a resurgent Reigate (1st) and SLH (2nd), we escaped in the League reckoning.
 I was pleased with my best age graded run this calendar year (80.3%), and
 the scoring team was completed by Ted and Jordan Mungovan, who just about
 held off a rapidly approaching Jon Smith and Dave Lawley. A general
 well-done to everyone who ran this challenging fixture."  

 ELMBRIDGE 10km  Sunday 26th July
 In contrast to most of our races this summer, the Elmbridge 10k served up
 pouring rain and a distinct chill in the air. Clearly this agreed with some
 of the Ranelagh pack. Phil Killingley takes up the story:  

 "It was a superb day out at the today for Ranelagh Harriers, with lots of
 smiles and even an odd pumped fist in the pouring rain by the finish.  The
 men's team picked up some big shiny medals in cases for the 6-to-score event
 victory.  This was largely down to another one of those familiar Blue Waves
 - with our second to eighth runners finishing in the space of 2 minutes
 between 35:04 and 37:03.   Take a bow Ted Mockett (35:04); Ian Kenton (35:14
 and a 40 second pb); Nick Twomey (35:38 and another pb); Mark Herbert (36:30
 and huge pb); Jonathan Smith (36:30 also a pb).  Outside the scoring, Nick
 Wright (37:01, 6 secs off a pb) and Dave Lawley (37:03, another big pb) were
 unlucky not to go sub-37.  El Capitan was our first home in 33:35 and Jake
 Waldron, new second claimer but ineligible to count for us in this race, 2nd
 place overall with 32:03.   Lots more pbs followed, including from Vaughan
 Ramsay (first time sub 40min) and Llewellyn Davies (new member). 

 The three to score Surrey Road League men's team race didn't treat us quite
 as well, but third wasn't bad at all, with Reigate picking up another win,
 and Striders of Croydon pipping us to the second place. Clapham were
 nowhere, and now they can't beat us in the seven-match league. So I drove
 home thinking we'd got our hands on the trophy.  But Reigate's impressive
 double victory at Elmore and Elmbridge means that a first place in the last
 fixture could leave them level on points with us, once each team's top five
 team positions have been counted from the seven events. 

 A nail-biting Sunday afternoon ensued, with an email to Steve Rowland to
 clarify the rules.  If separating two teams on equal points were decided by
 the number of outright fixture wins, that would favour Reigate, but
 fortunately it appears that it's decided on the 6th best result for each
 team (and then the 7th if necessary).  This favours us, with our 29 points
 at Elmore beating Reigate's 28 at our 10km.  This is a very long-winded way
 of saying that I think we sealed the league today!!  (It may all be academic
 if Reigate can't win at Wimbledon). 

 The women's team is likely in 2nd place in their league, having secured a
 4th place in today's event, ahead of main rivals Clapham and Guildford.
 Although we rely on Guildford not turning out in strength at the last event,
 we are poised to leapfrog into first should that team show any complacency!
 Another good run from Megan led our team home - she is looking in contention
 for the first placed senior women's title for the Road League." 

 Marie Synnott-Wells ran her fastest 10k for some time and won the FV45
 category. Only a few seconds behind Marie, Becky Hall was surprisingly close
 to her pb, given that the race formed the central part of a 16 miles
 training run! Next came Michelle Davies - another pb - and Julia Bailey.   

 CLAYGATE COUNTRY 5 miles  Sunday 5th July
 In addition to the results in the last e-news, Teresa Segovia finished 292nd
 in 49.41 and Wally Garrod 343rd in 64.50.

 STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES - RACE 5  Thursday 16th July at the Hawker
 Centre, Ham
 47 youngsters ran in the main event in this, the fifth of the six-race
 series, 6 were first-timers, and of the remaining 41 no fewer than an
 amazing 33 set personal bests. As usual the first-timers dominated the front
 of the handicap, but in 7th and 8th places Oscar and Molly Stewart were
 officially "first lad" and "first gal" respectively. Back in 27th place Euan
 Sinclair edged closer to beating 7 minutes and was clearly the fastest on
 show. Stragglers and Ranelagh member Poppy Jensen was the fastest girl on
 7.13, and there was also a speedy run from Noah Heron-Brett with 7.40. Molly
 Stewart leads the overall points table with 46, two ahead of Nathaniel Bond
 in joint second place. There were 11 competitors in the Minis race and Ben
 Rushby placed 5th but leads on overall points. 

 In the team scoring Ranelagh jumped into the lead over the Flaming Penguins
 but there's not much in it, so all will depend on the final race of the
 series on Thursday 27th August.   

 1   A Alder (St M, Chess)  14.38  (actual time 9.38)
 7   Oscar Stewart          18.40  (8.40 - 1st lad)
 8   Molly Stewart          18.40  (10.40 - 1st gal)
 13  Dylan Gilmore          19.06  (8.06)
 15  Noah Heron-Brett       19.10  (7.40)
 17  Cara Hieker            19.16  (8.46)
 21  Campbell McLaren       19.23  (10.53)
 27  Euan Sinclair          19.32  (7.02 - fastest boy)
 28  Ciara McLaren          19.32  (10.02)
 33  Nathaniel Bond         19.38  (10.08)
 35  Aidan Gilmore          19.42  (9.12)
 36  Poppy Jensen (Strag)   19.43  (7.13 - fastest girl)
 38  Francesca Baty-Symes   19.46  (9.16)
 39  Daniel Rushby          19.47  (8.17)
 40  Matthew Beal           19.48  (8.48)
 41  James Rushby           19.49  (8.49)
 42  Sam Rushby             19.50  (9.20)
 44  Oliver Beal            19.59  (9.29) 

 Teams Overall

 1   Ranelagh               41 1   Ranelagh                    160
 2   Latchmere School       37    2   Flaming Penguins            151

 3   Stragglers             19       3   Stragglers                   95    
 4   Sheen Shufflers        14       4   Sheen Shufflers              74   
 8=  Flaming Penguins        4       5   St Andrew's & St Mark's Sch  65

 1   J Norman (Strag)        2.28
 5   Ben Rushby              2.55      

 HARRY HAWKES 10 miles  Sunday 19th July at Thames Ditton
 The Harry Hawkes 8 was revived after a couple of years hiatus, now
 transformed into a 10 with the addition of an opening loop. Nick Twomey and
 Michelle Davies were the leading Ranelagh finishers and Mick Lane finished
 third over 50.

 1   N Aitken (Clapham)     55.09  (chip time 55.09)
 8   A Fraquelli (Serp)     58.52  (58.52)
 17  Nick Twomey            62.46  (62.45)
 31  Nick Wright            64.46  (64.43)
 40  Mick Lane              66.48  (66.47)
 100 Daniel Chiechi         73.36  (73.13)
 107 Bruce McLaren          73.59  (73.55)
 136 Michelle Davies        76.24  (76.01)
 144 Paul Hodges            76.56  (76.09)
 205 Neil Preskett          81.38  (81.25)
 406 Anne Philpott          94.50  (94.21)
 434 Paul Sinton-Hewitt     97.39  (97.14)
 435 Ally Salisbury         97.41  (97.16)
 555 Rachel Allen          117.31 (117.02)                   

 GREAT NEWHAM LONDON RUN 10km  Sunday 19th July at the Queen Elizabeth
 Olympic Park
 1    J Beattie (New & EB)  31.44
 12   Richard Gregory       34.46
 46   F Thompson (TVH)      36.50  (1st woman) 
 64   James Whistler        37.28
 1163 Paul Noel             47.45
 2182 Sally Yau             51.19
 5487 Alison O'Brien        61.05
 5578 Jar O'Brien           61.25
 6472 Peter Lowman          64.25
 7347 Val Lowman            67.44 

 CHRIS BRASHER PONDS RUN  Tuesday 21st July in Richmond Park
 This was our annual homage to Ranelagh's Olympic Gold medallist and London
 Marathon founder Chris Brasher. This run - visiting all 20+ ponds in the
 Park - was one of his favourites. We split up into groups, some intent on
 visiting the lot (Clive, did you lead your followers back before dark?),
 others settling for just a sample. It's a good way of seeing bits of the
 Park we rarely visit, even if some of the smaller "ponds" this year were no
 more than patches of dry mud.  

 DOWN TOW UP FLOW HALF MARATHON  Sunday 26th July at Marlow
 1   M Harris (Trisports)   77.30
 7   B Atkinson (WSEH)      82.43  (1st woman)
 16  Colin Brett            86.05

 July at Birmingham
 Representing the Southern Counties Vets AC, Sharon Dooley won a bronze medal
 in the W40 200 metres in a time of 28.99, after finishing 5th in the 400
 metres in 67.44.

 SELF-TRANSCENDENCE 5km  Monday 27th July in Battersea Park
 1   J Johnson (Harrogate)  15.52
 36  S Sheldrake (High)     18.13  (1st woman)
 148 Alan Davidson          24.55

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th July
 Ralph Street cruised round in sub-17 before getting down to a serious
 session, while Kirsty Steel was second woman.  

 1   Ralph Street           16.56
 4   Lars Lundqvist         18.51 
 29  K Owen (unatt)         21.28  (1st woman)
 33  Alberto Esguevillas    21.48
 43  Kirsty Steel           22.27
 60  Elisa Ferrua           23.00 
 69  Matt Aikin             23.25
 127 Michael Sikora         26.23
 137 Sue Camp               27.03
 141 James Rushby           27.12
 180 Daniel Rushby          28.52
 183 Maia Rushby            28.56
 184 Amrut Sharma           28.57
 186 Livvy Ricketts         29.01
 187 John Ricketts          29.02
 189 Andrew Brown           29.03
 195 Philippa Kitchen       29.11
 229 Ally Salisbury         31.32
 261 Annemarie Goodridge    34.44
 273 Penny Merrett          39.50    
 274 Bev Ali                39.51 

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th July
 1   M Robinson (unatt)     18.33
 15  Adam Wright            22.21
 21  B Wells (unatt)        22.55  (1st woman)
 53  Josie Kearey           25.41
 71  Prelini Chiechi        27.39
 72  Daniel Chiechi         27.40
 96  Hilary Thomson         32.12
 100 Stacey Barber          32.38
 101 Tanya Allen            32.41
 103 Tracey Small           33.10
 108 Tamsin Burland         33.35 

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th July
 1   A Jaksevicius (Belg)   16.04
 10  T Barlow (TVH)         17.31  (1st woman)
 39  David Ready            19.02
 40  Duncan Mallison        19.05
 105 Richard Kennedy        20.50
 133 Sacha Kennedy          21.20
 147 Egis Vincel            21.36
 233 Chris Wright           22.51
 264 Ali Kennedy            23.20
 299 Ian Grange             23.58
 611 Claire Warner          28.05
 685 Jackie Dunkley         29.10
 718 Mary Hickson           29.49 
 968 John Hanscomb          42.42

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th July
 Back to winning ways for Kris Davidson.

 1   Kris Davidson          18.15
 13  S Hutton (unatt)       21.58  (1st woman)
 14  Phil Roberts           22.19
 39  Julian Holden          25.49
 46  Francesca Baty-Symes   27.21
 51  Matthew Beal           28.06
 52  Louise Beal            28.07
 60  Oliver Beal            31.15
 61  Simon Beal             31.15
 71  Wyn Williams           39.54
 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th July
 1   R McDowell (Herc W)    16.54
 21  S Rose-Innes (unatt)   21.05  (1st woman)
 24  Chris Camacho          21.15
 44  Chris Cato             23.33
 49  Peter Wright           23.59
 82  Fiona Pugh             26.19
 86  Simon Taylor           26.46
 100 Nathaniel Bond         27.59

 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th July
 Mark Herbert and Rebecca Northmore both finished second. 

 1   Unknown                 17.44
 2   Mark Herbert            18.03
 4   C Donald (PPR)          19.28  (1st woman)
 18  Rebecca Northmore       23.23  

 NORTHALA FIELDS parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th July
 Nick Wright finished third.

 1   M Kunwar (unatt)        17.20
 3   Nick Wright             18.38
 28  E Wilson (Highgate)     23.00  (1st woman)

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 18th July)
 Wimbledon Common: 373 George Coates 33.46
 Tilgate: 89 Nick Fordham 23.25,  175 Peter Fordham 27.12
 Andover:  159 Colette Doran 30.14
 Southwark: 54 Alan Davidson 24.19
 Reading: 123 Mike White 25.04
 York: 144 Phil Jackson 23.51
 Woking: 5 Ed Barker 18.56
 Roundshaw Downs: 9 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.52
 Longrun Meadow: 33 Matt Sowton 21.19
 Burgess: 79 Kirsty Bangham 24.46
 Nonsuch: 247 Rob Curtis 28.05,  248 Becky Hall 28.06
 Preston Park: 131 John Pratt 23.35
 Bognor Regis: 6 David Rowe 19.11,  145 Sharon Rowe 35.14 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 25th July
 1   Unknown                18.00
 9   John Shaw              19.15
 53  N Hambling (Strag)     22.42  (1st woman)
 66  Elisa Ferrua           23.12 
 85  Amrut Sharma           24.00
 114 Tomas Sterner          24.47
 116 Sally Yau              24.53
 124 John Hobson            25.20
 144 Michael Sikora         26.19
 169 Val Lowman             27.50
 187 Livvy Ricketts         28.34
 188 John Ricketts          28.35
 198 Deepa Sharma           29.25
 247 Penny Merrett          34.19    
 250 Beverley Walsh         34.45
 251 Martin Clark           35.01
 268 Pat Hewlett            39.44 

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 25th July
 Duncan Mallison finished third.

 1   A Keane (unatt)        18.52
 3   Duncan Mallison        19.41
 16  Tom Kearey             22.05
 18  M Hunt (BeaRCat)       22.23  (1st woman)
 23  Chris Wright           23.06
 39  Josie Kearey           24.55
 40  Kevin Kearey           24.56
 41  Ann Kearey             24.56
 54  Ellen Van Keulen       26.01
 68  Rachel Allen           27.38
 88  Mary Hickson           29.54
 90  Cindy Croucher         31.43
 94  Waldron Slaughter      32.07  

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 18th July
 And another win for Kris Davidson, one second faster than last week.

 1   Kris Davidson          18.14
 7   Andy Bickerstaff       22.07 
 16  E Orange (unatt)       24.51  (1st woman)
 26  Julian Holden          26.06
 27  Stewart Anderson       26.16
 30  Cathy Holman           26.34
 31  Dave Lawley            26.35
 34  Paula Maguire          27.16
 35  Luke Maguire           27.16
 36  Mel Davison            27.24   
 37  Francesca Baty-Symes   27.38
 40  Ashleigh Ferris        29.08
 41  Colette Doran          29.13
 53  Katie Walton           33.41
 54  Deborah Blakemore      34.18 

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 25th July
 1   A Jaksevicius (Belg)   16.00
 32  Nick Wright            18.51
 91  M Buxton (unatt)       20.33  (1st woman)
 103 Richard Kennedy        20.46
 154 Egis Vincel            21.51
 171 Adam Wright            22.12
 354 Rachel Revett          24.57
 512 Kirsty Bangham         27.16  
 592 Claire Warner          28.20
 631 Michelle Davies        28.43
 635 Mike White             28.45  
 900 John Hanscomb          42.32

 DULWICH parkrun 5km  Saturday 25th July
 Richard Gregory was third finisher.

 1   N Aitken (Clapham)     16.01
 3   Richard Gregory        17.01
 21  L Blazey (unatt)       19.51  (1st woman)

 BURGESS parkrun 5km  Saturday 25th July
 Becky Hall finished as third woman.

 1   S Shillaker (Strag)    17.30
 11  K Hainsworth (Dul R)   19.22  (1st woman)
 21  Becky Hall             20.20
 82  Rob Curtis             24.57

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 25th July)
 Wimbledon Common: 72 Matt Sowton 22.41, 285 George Coates 32.26
 Great Lines, Medway: 115 Peter Fordham 26.33
 Medina IOW:  133 Juliette Chan 38.14
 Southwark: 58 Alan Davidson 24.21
 Kingston: 26 Chris Camacho 21.15
 Hull: 75 Phil Jackson 23.36
 Parke: 28 Mike Peace 24.35
 Worcester: 13 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.28,  283 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 29.00
 Banstead Woods: 74 Tom Reay 25.47
 Colby: 68 Tamsin Burland 32.05
 Hove Promenade: 77 Ally Salisbury 25.29

 From The Art of Coarse Drinking by Michael Green:
 "There are a few happy games at which a player can refresh himself in the
 middle of the match (such as golf, tennis and cricket). But usually the
 proper place for a drink is before and after. To a Coarse Drinker, what
 could not be tolerated would be a sport where you didn't drink either before
 or after, such as cross-country running..."