*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 456 14 August 2015 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Nick Twomey and Megan de Silva lead 90 Ranelaghs home in the Wedding Day 7km. * Ranelagh wins both team prizes plus the mob match trophy * Jake Waldron finishes 2nd in the Wimbledon 5km and Megan de Silva is 5th * County 5km championship medals for Marie Synnott-Wells and Sonia Rowland (silvers), Steve Whitehead, the men's team and the women's team (bronzes) * Surrey Road League titles for the men's team, Megan de Silva and Marie Synnott-Wells * League seconds and thirds for the women's team, Steve Whitehead, Peter Fordham and Phil Killingley * Ranelagh Road Grand Prix winners: Ted Mockett, Kris Davidson, Paul Rider, Megan de Silva, Ellen Clague and Marie Synnott-Wells * Ralph Street just misses a bronze medal in the World Orienteering Championships * Ian Kenton finishes 3rd in the Last Friday 5km in Hyde Park * Good support for MABAC League on Wimbledon Common * parkrun placings for Carl Assmundson, Euan Sinclair, Sacha Kennedy, Rebecca Northmore, Fiona Ford, Luke Maguire, Richard Gregory, Jonny Brook, Nick Wright and Tom Bradley * Order your mob match t-shirt by 27th August ATTENTION PLEASE **************** MOB MATCH T-SHIRTS - ORDER BY 27th AUGUST 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. Order deadline is 27th August, for distribution at the Thomas Cup on 12th September. FIXTURE CARD 2015-16 Fixtures for the 2015-2016 season have been finalised, and printed fixture cards are 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 also now on our website. 2015 ROAD GRAND PRIX Our summer Road Grand Prix ended with last Sunday's Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km. There were ten races in all, and each member's best eight scores were counted. Many thanks to Ken Powley for maintaining the scoreboard which can be found here:. Most categories had clear-cut winners but the women's competition and the men's over 40 both had only a single point in it at the end. Congratulations go to winners Ted Mockett, Kris Davidson, Paul Rider, Megan de Silva, Ellen Clague and Marie Synnott-Wells. No fewer than 174 members completed at least one of the ten races - easily a new record. Leading scores: (Open) Ted Mockett 79, Phil Killingley 68, Steve Whitehead 60, Nick Twomey 59, Kris Davidson 48, Jonathan Smith 47; (Men Over 40) Kris Davidson 36, Steve Whitehead 35, Stewart Anderson 30, Steve Aikin and Duncan Mallison 12; (Men Over 50) Paul Rider 39, Bill Neely 21, Stephen Logue 19, Simon Burrell 17, Mick Lane 16; (Women) Megan de Silva 42, Marie Synnott-Wells 41, Becky Hall 29, Julia Bailey 13, Carol Aikin 12; (Women Over 40) Ellen Clague 34, Wiebke Kortum, Tanya Allen and Mel Davison 12, Colette Doran 11; (Women Over 50) Marie Synnott-Wells 48, Carol Aikin 24, Deborah Blakemore 18, Sonia Rowland 15, Sally Bamford 11. 2015 SURREY ROAD LEAGUE The Surrey Road League also concluded with the Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km. We came away with three League titles, our best result since 2009. Our men's team had their competition already sewn up with a race to go, taking the title for the first time since 2003. Our women's team last won only two years ago, but this time had to settle for second place, just two points behind holders Guildford and Godalming AC. Also retaining the title she won in 2011 and 2014 in the W45 individual category was Marie Synnott-Wells while our third title went to Megan de Silva in the senior women's competition. Silver medals were won by Steve Whitehead (M40) and Peter Fordham (M60) while bronzes went to Becky Hall (senior women) and Phil Killingley (senior men). There were a few near misses too - top ten paces went to Ted Mockett 4th, Nick Twomey 8th and Jon Smith 10th senior men, Kris Davidson and Stewart Anderson 5th and 10th M40s, Paul Rider and Stephen Logue 8th and 10th M50s, David and Alan Meaden 5th and 6th M60s and Deborah Blakemore 7th W45. Full details are on the Surrey Athletics website here:. RATCHFORD RELAY Tuesday 25th August in Richmond Park This is a women only relay, suitable for all speeds - register on the night. The start is at 7.15pm across the road from the clubhouse. SURREY ROAD RELAYS Saturday 5th September at Wimbledon Park. 12 noon start This is on a similar course to the Wimbledon Dash 5km. All classes start together but the senior men's race is for teams of six, each running a 2.9 miles lap, the senior women, W35s, M40s and M50s have teams of four and the W45s and M60s only three. If you're interested in taking part contact as follows: (all women) Phil and Becky email@example.com , (senior men and M40s) Trevor Maguire firstname.lastname@example.org , (M50s and M60s) Peter Fordham email@example.com . 135th SEASON OPENING RUN and THOMAS CUP 3.8 miles HANDICAP Looking further 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. MARA YAMAUCHI London Club and Coach Support Officer Julia Bailey recently arranged for former Marathon star Mara Yamauchi to come to the clubhouse on a flying coach visit. Here's the story on the London Athletics website here: KEN POWLEY Congrats to our webmaster and stats guru Ken Powley who is 85 on Monday 14th September. Wally Garrod writes: "Some of us will cut the cake at 8pm at the Rose of York on the following day, Tuesday 15th". All welcome". BBC RADIO 5 LIVE As part of the current discussions about how to get more people involved with sport, Mr parkrun Paul Sinton-Hewitt was interviewed by Nicky Campbell on Tuesday 4th August's BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast show. You can hear it here:. Paul's interview starts about 2 hours 10 minutes in. parkrun NEWS Ranelagh junior Finlay Sinclair is featured in the 5th August junior parkrun News. You can read it here: (scroll down to 5/8/15 junior parkrun news): 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....??? ANSWER... OK, the clue I gave about China being a militaristic society during the cultural revolution set a few people on the right track. So congratulations to Tony Clark, John Herries, Lloyd Camp, Clive Beauvais and Mick Lane, who all came up with the right answer. Just to remind you, the question was this: During the Cultural Revolution in China in the 1960s, which new throwing event was added to the domestic athletics programme? The answer was throwing the hand grenade. These were of course dummy grenades, thrown for distance. "Sounds frightening," Mick remarked, "but I suppose the Greeks turned spear throwing into an Olympic event and didn't Henry VIII make archery part of the compulsory Tudor curriculum?" GIG IN THE GARDEN Andy Bickerstaff writes: "On Saturday 23rd August from 3pm - 8pm, a whole host of great bands will be playing free in aid of the Stroke Association. Bring a bottle, picnic, dancing shoes, friend, and donation! Towards Kingston on the towpath from the Hawker Centre, near the half mile tree. More details from Andy firstname.lastname@example.org ." ROYAL PARKS HALF MARATHON Alexander Woods writes: " I currently work for a charity called Starfish Greathearts Foundation; we are a charity working to alleviate poverty and disadvantage amongst South African children who have been orphaned or made vulnerable as a result of HIV/AIDs. We have places in the upcoming Royal Parks Half Marathon, a 13.1 mile route through Central London that starts and finishes in the stunning Hyde Park and takes in the spectacular sites of the city and the beautiful Royal Parks. We were wondering whether you would be able to pass the details on to the members of Ranelagh Harriers who might like to participate in the run on Sunday 11th October. Our registration deadline is on 15th August. For more information, click here: to visit the Starfish website." 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 ) Sunday 23rd August MABAC Pairs Relay. 11am start at Matthew Arnold School, Staines. 11am start, register on the day. Details:. Tuesday 25th August Ratchford Relay in Richmond Park at 7.15pm. Women only - see above. Thursday 27th August Stragglers Junior Handicap series - final race. 7.30pm at the Hawker Centre 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 and at 9am at Moormead Rec, Twickenham. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** WEDDING DAY 7km Friday 31st July in Bushy Park Nick Twomey reports: "The annual Wedding Day 7km took place on Friday evening in Bushy Park and conditions couldn't have been better...a pleasant temperature with a slight breeze and the scene was set for the Blue and Gold Army to battle once again for the largest mob status. There were 90 of Ranelagh's finest completing the course which is commendable for a Friday evening event. There were several Ranelagh members out supporting along the course which always helps to boost morale and supercharge a runner for the final sprint to finish line glory! Second claim Ranelagh runner Jake Waldron crossed the line in 22:40 narrowly missing out on the podium to finish in 4th place. Top Ranelagh ladies runner Megan de Silva had more success with the podium finishing in 2nd place in a time of 26.54 behind Zoe Vail Smith of Belgrave Harriers who was just too good on the day finishing 28 seconds quicker. The top spot of the podium was achieved in the V60 category by Chris Owens in a time of 28.40, showing that he is still a force to be reckoned with! After some success in the individual awards Ranelagh then took over the show for the team awards! The fastest couple award was won by a country mile by Jake Waldron (22:40) and Julia Bailey (29:25), very well done! The ladies won the team award with the top three runners from each club to score; the team made up of Megan de Silva (26.54), Marie Synnott-Wells (28.47) and Becky Hall (29.24) held the plaque aloft. A special mention for Julia, who missed the scoring team by 1 second and Suzy Whatmough (29.49) who missed out by 25 seconds. The men had similar success, with four to score, they defended their title to make it a back to back victories...can they make it three in a row next year? The team was made up of Nick Twomey (24.01), Ted Mockett (24.17), Dave Lawley (25.00) and Mark Herbert (25.02) all of whom PB'd to make the scoring team. It was a nervy affair though as Thames Hare & Hounds had their top three runners finishing in 2nd, 8th and 10th, compared with our 9th, 11th & 17th. However we shouldn't have feared as our 18th place (for our 4th and final scoring runner) was too strong for their 582nd place (Thames Hare & Hound's 4th and final scoring runner). A special mention for Kris Davidson (25.07), who missed the scoring team by 5 seconds. Kris was part of the winning team last year but the ever improving running of Dave Lawley took his place in the team despite a PB from Kris. None of the times from the scoring team last year would have made the team this year; going to show just how much the standard of running has improved for the men...it is believed to be down to track sessions! Daniel Chiechi won a spot prize and then the final award was the plate for the largest mob (excluding The Stragglers due to them hosting the event). The Blue and Gold Army once again collected the award, out-mobbing everybody including Stragglers (Ranelagh 90, Stragglers 86). I believe we have won this award for a number of years in succession...perhaps we should let Stragglers count towards the award just so we can have some competition! The race was followed by a BBQ and picnic on the cricket green and a real sense of team spirit was present in the Ranelagh camp which only went to confirm that if Carlsberg made running clubs it would be Ranelagh Ranelagh Ra Ra Ra!" PERSEVERANCE WIMBLEDON DASH 5km Sunday 9th August in Wimbledon Park The race begins with a lap of the Wimbledon Park running track before heading out for a loop roughly following the Park's perimeter before re-entering the Park and finishing with another 300 metres on the track. This includes the very tough climb from the tennis courts up to the village. A group of six had broken clear before the first circuit of the track had been completed, prominent amongst them Jake Waldron. Jake had finished 2nd in the Elmbridge 10k and 4th in the Wedding Day race representing Newham and Essex Beagles, but this was his debut in a Ranelagh vest. Hovering towards the front of the chasing pack was Phil Killingley then Jordan Mungovan and Steve Whitehead. As the runners approached the stadium again Guildford's John Sanderson had broken clear while Jake was hanging on like grim death to second place. That's how they finished, with Phil working his way through to 6th place only 12 seconds behind Jake. Jordan and Steve dipped inside 17 minutes and the Rocket Man was not far behind. Megan de Silva was again our leading woman in 5th place overall, ahead of Marie Synnott-Wells, Becky Hall, Julia Bailey and Suzy Whatmough. Phil takes up the story: "A great Ranelagh turnout despite the fact that this is a paying race over the same distance as the ubiquitous free parkrun. Personally I think it must be the sound system at the start that attracts the crowds. Scorchio just about summed it up, with the sun beating down on the runners and causing a fair few fairer runners to turn a shade of Reigate Harriers (yes, red vests). Ranelagh picked up a whole host of medals in both the Surrey 5km champs and the seven race Surrey Road League, of which this was the last event. - Megan won the overall ladies title for the League and Becky was third - that's what I call podium domination. - Marie was first in the League W45 category and won the silver medal in the 5km champs.. - the ladies' team finished in second place overall in the League, losing out to Guildford, but won bronzes in the county championships. - the men's team also placed third in the county championships but won the League, having wrapped up the victory with a race to spare. - In the individual League competitions I snuck onto the podium for senior men in third, and Steve Whitehead and Peter Fordham went one better for silver in the V40 and V60 categories. - Steve Whitehead won the M40 county champs bronze, and Sonia Rowland took home the W55 silver All that made it quite a bling medals ceremony today, and several people were nearly hospitalised from the glare factor. The race didn't quite produce the pbs of Elmbridge, but given conditions and that hill, it's not surprising. The nervous wait for Ken percentages went well for some - Stephen Logue seems always to perform well in this event at 71.7%, and I had my best % ever on the road for Ranelagh - 81.1%. Meanwhile, for the ladies, Sonia Rowland also got her best ever Ken % for road, passing 80% for the first time in her illustrious career with 80.1%, picking up the category silver - congratulations!" LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 31st July in Hyde Park Ian Kenton ran well for 3rd place. 1 N Aitken (Clapham) 16.05 3 Ian Kenton 16.50 72 Andy Bickerstaff 20.58 130 Alan Davidson 24.03 WHEATSHEAF and PIGEON 5.25km Saturday 1st August in Staines Andy Hayward reports: "Thanks very much to all those who came over for this race and for making it such a great day. According to the written results (which we had to rescue from the bin outside the pub later that evening!!!!) there were 26 finishers. 20 of those were either Ranelagh or Ravens as a direct result of my plea to both clubs to come and support the race. So without all of you, there would have been eight runners (two of us would still have done it!). The landlady Becky was thrilled at the turnout, and the quality - her comment to me before the start was priceless - 'Blimey - there's people warming up!'. A nice flat course but with two sharp turns, and a few ruts and roots in a couple of places to slow you down (or trip you up!). Slightly long, but with PB potential if correctly measured some time (maybe we can persuade Hugh Jones to come and measure it for us next year!). I came comfortably mid table, but really enjoyed the run. Actually I would have finished two further down the field but for one Raven taking a tumble and Rob Curtis stopping to help him. I'll leave it to others more used to working out results as to who won the informal mob match and by how much, but it looks like a Ravens comfortable win. All three podium places went to Ravens, with Stu Fraser winning the race, while Becky Hall and Sonia Rowland were first and third ladies". 1 S Fraser (Ravens) 18.13 4 Roy Reeder 20.21 6 Becky Hall 21.27 (1st woman) 9 Ian Doyle 23.00 10 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 23.00 12 Sonia Rowland 24.20 13 Louise Piears 24.27 14 Andy Hayward 26.47 20 Rob Curtis 28.36 21 Steve Rowland 30.31 23 Suzanne Doyle 33.32 24 Alexandra Doyle 35.36 25 Bev Ali 42.33 26 Joe Ali 42.33 SELF-TRANSCENDENCE 5km Monday 3rd August in Battersea Park 1 J Franklin (Serp) 15.23 19 Steve Whitehead 16.57 47 S Johnson (TVH) 17.56 (1st woman) 189 Deepa Sharma 26.43 195 Ellie Lawley 28.17 MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles Tuesday 4th August on Wimbledon Common As usual, the Tuesday evening MABAC League on Wimbledon Common attracted more Ranelagh runners than all the other MABACs combined. 25 Ranelagh completed the two-lap full distance while another five opted for the one-lap alternative. Simon Burrell was our leading man and Carol Aikin led the women. 1 M Nutt (Wimb W) 27.07 46 Simon Burrell 34.46 62 Steve Aikin 36.06 66 Lloyd Camp 36.24 79 Paul Wapshott 37.22 96 Thomas Fincham 38.18 107 James Barber 39.12 135 Carol Aikin 42.12 149 Sue Camp 44.02 159 Lorna Smith 45.19 161 Lynne Barber 45.29 165 Rachel Allen 45.59 170 Deepa Sharma 46.30 184 Christine David 49.29 192 Deborah Blakemore 50.49 193 Tanya Allen 51.57 194 Cindy Croucher 52.05 196 Bronwen Northmore 52.35 198 Tracey Small 53.05 200 Louise Wapshott 53.23 202 Wendy Fisher 53.54 204 Katie Walton 54.26 207 Penny Merrett 54.44 208 Waldron Slaughter 55.37 211 Bev Walsh 57.38 212 Bev Ali 63.48 1 lap 1 M Daniels (Wimb W) 21.25 2 Amut Sitarma 22.18 4 Luke Ficham 26.01 11 Lexi Slaughter 33.52 15 Pat Hewlett 37.32 28 Margaret Nilsen-Fehn 46.47 WORLD ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 31st July - 8th August at Inverness Ralph Street ran the anchor stage for the British team in the relay event. After two stages Switzerland were well clear and Britain and France were battling it out a minute or so clear of the rest. Ralph took over in second place with France close behind...but tracking them both down was the Norwegian anchor man. The Swiss third-leg runner made no mistakes and finished nearly two minutes clear but it was the Norwegian - running the fastest stage time - who appeared next. France took bronze and pushed Ralph and the British team out of the medals into 4th place - but less than a minute behind 2nd. It must have been frustrating to have been so close to the medals, but this was a good performance for Britain and was the best home result of the championships. You can see TV coverage of this race and a couple of the other events here:. Coverage is provided by BBC Alba, with commentary partly in Scots and partly English. The following is adapted from Ralph's blog: "We had quite a lot chat during the week about how we would set the team up and we decided to go with Scott Fraser, then Graham Gristwood and then myself. We didn't really discuss as a team what we thought we could achieve because we all knew that we had the possibility of a medal. I think in the end we are happy with 4th place because we all did good races but of course disappointed to have got so close to a medal. Going out I had very little idea of how close anybody was to me, except for France, so it was not so much of a surprise when the Frenchman Frederic Tranchand caught me. We had different options at one point but came back together at the common control. During the next section I was about 5 seconds behind him after I took a lower line into one the controls. Going through the options point for the second time I think I lost a little bit of time but not much, and on the way out of it I saw Magne Daehli of Norway and managed to catch a little bit of time to him through to the common control. We then had one final forking, which Frederic missed, and then we were almost all together into the final common section. I was trying to hold the distance to them but after crossing the marsh I just completely filled up with lactic acid and tiredness and struggled my way to the finish." 1 Switzerland 101.40 2 Norway 103.30 3 France 103.52 4 UK 104.29 33 teams finished WORLD MASTERS STADIA CHAMPIONSHIPS 4th - 16th August at Lyon, France Alan Davidson reports: "I have been running poorly all year and flew to Lyon to add to my p.w. collection (I did!), but a smart aparthotel enabled me to survive by making gallons of tea. The cross-country for M60-M90 was run at 8am to avoid the heat at one of the four far-flung race venues requiring a combination of metro + tram/trolley or bus + walk, but oddly we got thundery and humid conditions. There was no signage and several runners asked me if I knew where the toilets were (except for an American who asked for the bathroom!) I asked an official where the race started and he said by that car in the middle of the field (world championships?). An Argentinian surprisingly asked if he could take a photo of the GB group. Basil Fawlty came to mind. Chip mats appeared in the grass (refreshments a cup of water post race, nowt else) and we started and finished on rough sports fields with four laps in woods with some very sharp turns over tree roots. My 8k took 41.22 the Dutch winner 29.53. The track 5,000 metres was at another venue and luckily the metro was very quick and efficient, also popular with beggars and accordion players. We had 39C heat, but on each lap two sprays to run through, although I had to try and shield my glasses each time...one runner threw his glasses to an official. My p.w. was 25.15 but at least unlike a number I did finish. The Dutch winner ran 18.23. Vowing not to do the 10,000m in three days time, I had train trips to Chambery and Vienne but next race day, as the temperature was down to 29C I decided to not be a DNS but a possible DNF. Thankfully there were no track sprays and I managed not to be a DNF, slogging round in 53.18 (Dutch winner again in 37.02). An Australian lapping me viciously dug his elbow into my GB vest perhaps revenge for the Ashes result. Our fairly similar language probably enabled him to understand my epithets! It was surprising to find large numbers of runners from places such as Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia, Puerto Rico etc and one each from Iran and Zimbabwe. GB&NI had 585. Next there was a coach trip to Perouges but I found a notice stuck on a post in the car park saying trips on each of three days were cancelled. Luckily I got there by train to see the wonderful 13th century village. It was hot for the 1500m - qualifying heat this time. Sadly not competing were the two Canadians I had been grateful to in the 5,000m and 10,000m for giving me runners to lap! I was amused at the start as just as we had been lined up a Brazilian athlete stepped out of the line to shake the hand of all the other runners! 6.40 for me. Heading home, the main station Part-Dieu had a piano for waiting passengers to play - though the standard of playing left something to be desired. The flight promised for 70 minutes also (understandably) had 75 minutes sitting on the runway waiting for agreement to take off after storm conditions to the north had eased. Home to find I had lost 9lbs in weight." BUSHY PARK 10km Sunday 9th August 1 T Martyn (Hunters BT) 32.42 (chip time 32.42) 5 Lars Lundqvist 38.09 (38.08) 9 G Tindley (Hunters BT) 39.11 (39.08 - 1st woman) 29 Daniel Chiechi 44.30 MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 19th July This was the inaugural Moormead junior parkrun in Twickenham. It's to be a weekly event. Sacha Kennedy was second overall and first girl, while Jonny and Charlie Brook and Luke Maguire filled the next three places. 1 K Desmond (Strag) 7.33 2 Sacha Kennedy 8.09 (1st girl) 3 Jonny Brook 8.28 4 Charlie Brook 9.05 5 Luke Maguire 9.32 MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 26th July Euan Sinclair was first home in the second Moormead junior parkrun. 1 Euan Sinclair 7.51 WIMBLEDON PARK JUNIOR parkrun Sunday 26th July 1 B Palmer (unatt) 8.17 5 R Liu (unatt) 9.15 (1st girl) 10 Matthew Beal 9.50 19 Oliver Beal 10.37 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 1st August 1 Unknown 16.06 4 Lars Lundqvist 18.19 8 Peter Faull 19.00 38 C Hewitt (unatt) 21.58 (1st woman) 39 Steve Aikin 22.01 70 Marcus Gohar 23.23 79 Alberto Esguevillas 23.58 92 Matt Aikin 24.31 99 Simon Taylor 24.56 111 Michael Sikora 25.51 112 James Rushby 25.56 139 Livvy Rickatts 27.11 140 John Ricketts 27.11 143 Carol Aikin 27.23 159 Rachel Allen 27.56 160 Daniel Rushby 27.57 165 Sam Rushby 28.15 166 Maia Rushby 28.17 200 Deepa Sharma 29.33 232 Ann-Marie Harvey 31.16 243 Annemarie Goodridge 33.18 246 Penny Merrett 33.23 255 Martin Clark 36.00 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 1st August 1 P Bowden (Strags) 18.07 5 C Bond (Strags) 20.21 (1st woman) 9 Daniel Chiechi 21.09 12 Eric Plue 21.38 13 Duncan Mallison 21.47 63 Mike White 27.21 66 Prelini Chiechi 28.14 78 Nathaniel Bond 30.09 83 Tanya Allen 30.44 92 Waldron Slaughter 33.31 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 1st August 1 M Callaghan (Dul R) 18.52 5 Tom Bradley 19.43 12 S Hutton (unatt) 21.54 (1st woman) 21 Luke Maguire 24.42 26 Francesca Baty-Symes 26.20 27 Paula Maguire 26.55 28 Julian Holden 27.03 38 Lorna Smith 29.17 57 Katie Walton 36.43 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 1st August This was John Hanscomb's last run as a 79 year-old. Happy 80th Birthday! 1 A Jaksevicius (Belg) 16.12 4 E Pallant (AFD) 16.41 (1st woman) 21 James Whistler 18.31 26 David Ready 18.57 242 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 23.10 577 Claire Warner 28.01 639 Teresa Segovia 28.57 952 John Hanscomb 44.01 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 1st August Nick Wright was third finisher. 1 S Davies (unatt) 17.37 3 Nick Wright 18.31 17 S Rose-Innes (unatt) 20.59 (1st woman) 19 Chris Camacho 21.07 46 Chris Cato 23.18 59 Rachel Revett 24.36 96 Ashleigh Ferris 28.55 97 Mel Davison 28.55 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 1st August 1 J Escalante (C&C) 18.15 14 R Pharaoh (Walton) 21.34 (1st woman) 41 James Barber 23.51 82 Becky Hall 27.14 83 Rob Curtis 27.14 114 Lynne Barber 29.22 130 Christine David 32.05 137 Tracey Small 33.17 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 1st August Rebecca Northmore was second woman home. 1 S Jacobs (unatt) 19.06 9 J Watt (Ealing E) 21.41 (1st woman) 22 Rebecca Northmore 23.36 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 1st August) Wimbledon Common: 70 Matt Sowton 21.16 Croxteth Hall: 36 Peter Wright 23.28 Woking: 192 Wyn Williams 35.31 Gunnersbury: 167 Colette Doran 26.28 Northallerton: 53 Phil Jackson 24.01 Parke: 32 Mike Peace 24.27 Bracknell: 246 Deirdre Inman 34.25 Southwark: 58 John Pratt 23.16 Poole: 112 Adam Wright 21.47 Claisebrook Cove: 78 Dianne Oliver 24.49 Reigate Priory: 162 Jo Knight 39.23 Colby: 84 Tamsin Burland 30.11 MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 2nd August Luke Maguire finished second. 1 B Welbourn (unatt) 8.36 2 Luke Maguire 8.53 4 E Bowden (unatt) 10.18 (1st girl) BUSHY JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 2nd August Euan Sinclair was third in and Poppy Jensen was first girl. 1 J Poncia (SMR) 6.51 3 Euan Sinclair 7.16 6 Poppy Jensen 7.29 (1st girl) 42 James McLauchlan 9.16 64 Eilidh Sinclair 10.04 69 Charlie McLauchlan 10.13 117 Isla Sinclair 12.11 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 2nd August 1 S March (Slough J) 7.01 13 P Walters (Woking) 8.54 (1st girl) 99 James Ricketts 14.11 114 Connor Scally 15.19 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 8th August Fiona Ford was the second female finisher. This was Kirsty Bangham's 401st parkrun - sorry we omitted to report on the 400th a couple of weeks ago. 1 H Pearce (Tonbridge) 15.24 32 Andrew Forth 19.09 34 T Hardcastle (unatt) 19.11 (1st woman) 38 Peter Faull 19.21 59 Fiona Ford 20.02 89 Richard Kennedy 20.52 158 Sacha Kennedy 22.15 171 Chris Wright 22.27 172 Sophie Spink 22.29 292 Rachel Revett 24.00 336 Ashleigh Ferris 24.35 434 Ellen van Keulen 26.01 435 Ted Mockett 26.02 571 Kirsty Bangham 27.51 702 David Meaden 30.00 728 Hannah Doyle 30.22 742 Mary Hickson 30.36 930 Duncan Bell 36.54 978 John Hanscomb 41.50 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 8th August 1 M Kunwar (unatt) 17.53 9 Duncan Mallison 20.32 12 Daniel Chiechi 20.55 15 A Doyle (unatt) 21.36 (1st woman) 28 Paul Wapshott 24.03 66 Christine David 30.39 71 Tracey Small 32.22 72 Louise Wapshott 32.30 75 Tamsin Burland 33.49 81 Lexi Slaughter 38.08 83 Su Clark 40.13 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 8th August 1 S Shaw (unatt) 17.24 9 Simon Beal 19.31 26 C Bradburn (unatt) 21.27 (1st woman) 36 Andy Bickerstaff 22.27 40 John Ricketts 22.34 64 Marcus Gohar 23.40 92 Daniel Rushby 25.24 96 Simon Taylor 25.33 97 Maia Rushby 25.34 116 Michael Sikora 26.05 134 Carol Aikin 26.31 138 Sue Camp 26.39 154 Deepa Sharma 27.29 177 Rob Kitchen 28.27 190 Val Lowman 29.03 209 Andrew Brown 29.54 238 Oliver Beal 31.47 239 Louise Beal 31.48 245 Katie Walton 32.33 268 James Rushby 38.03 274 Bev Ali 39.33 284 Pat Hewlett 61.31 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 8th August Tom Bradley was third finisher. 1 C Pablo (unatt) 18.22 3 Tom Bradley 19.15 6 Si Martin 20.16 16 Phil Roberts 22.27 20 N White (unatt) 23.04 (1st woman) 33 Renato Congias 25.09 35 Mel Davison 25.18 40 Paula Maguire 26.38 44 Sandy Clark 26.57 71 Kevin Knowles 37.02 74 Wyn Williams 38.44 WIMBLEDON parkrun 5km Saturday 8th August Richard Gregory finished 2nd. 1 R Wilson (Lincs W) 16.29 2 Richard Gregory 17.04 26 L Blazey (unatt) 19.42 (1st woman) BURGESS parkrun 5km Saturday 8th August Carl Assmundson was first home. 1 Carl Assmundson 16.36 10 K Hainsworth (Dul R) 19.15 (1st woman) OTHER parkruns (Saturday 8th August) Banstead Woods: 43 Simon Hedger 22.36 Bedfont Lakes: 38 Rob Curtis 23.43 Kingston: 22 Chris Camacho 21.32, 89 Chris Cato 29.42, 94 Jar O'Brien 32.42 Eastleigh: 116 Colette Doran 27.12 York: 106 Phil Jackson 23.16 Parke: 37 Mike Peace 25.02, 124 Hilary Thomson 33.54 Bracknell: 107 Deirdre Inman 50.44 Cuerden Valley: 13 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 21.29 Brockwell, Herne Hill: 6 James Whistler 18.43 Plymvalley: 8 Craig Maclellan 18.52 St Albans: 31 Lydia Louw 19.54 Horsham: 186 Mike White 28.12 Osterley: 46 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.52 Bognor Regis: 41 David Rowe 23.36 Burnham & Highbridge: 38 James Barber 22.56, 96 Lynne Barber 28.26, 119 Stacey Barber 30.02 FINALLY... "If you think a minute goes by really fast, you've never been on a treadmill".