*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 455 30 July 2015 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * 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 ATTENTION PLEASE **************** MOB MATCH T-SHIRTS 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 email@example.com to order yours, stating colour and size. FIXTURE CARD 2015-16 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . A full fixture list is available on our website. 2015 ROAD GRAND PRIX 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:. 2015 SURREY ROAD LEAGUE 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 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.). 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." 135th SEASON OPENING RUN and THOMAS CUP 3.8 miles HANDICAP 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. 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 date is 25th August with 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:. THROWING THE....??? CONTINUED... 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? 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 final race is on Thursday 27th August - Registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil, Duncan or Trevor ) email@example.com or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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. Details:. 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, 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 *************** 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 Minis 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 BRITISH MASTERS ATHLETICS FEDERATION TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday 25 - 26th 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 FINALLY... 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..."