*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 457 31 August 2015 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Suzy Whatmough, Josie Kearey and Eleonora Gavin win the Ratchford Relay * Colin Brett leads the British M50 team to bronze medals in the World Masters Marathon * Simon Martin completes the Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc * Martin Halvey is the leading M50 in the Thames Meander Marathon * parkrun placings for Suzy Whatmough, Lydia Louw, Grace Munro, Rebecca Northmore, Sacha Kennedy, Ted Mockett, Mark Herbert, Rick Jenner, Jon Smith, Megan de Silva, Nick Twomey Ed Barker, Michelle Davies, Becky Hall, Alex Fordham, Bruce McLaren and Trevor Maguire * Surrey Road relays this Saturday * The Thomas Cup handicap and Opening Run of our 135th season is on Saturday 12th September ATTENTION PLEASE **************** 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. 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 Saturday 12th September in Richmond Park 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. PREPARING FOR AN AUTUMN MARATHON WITH INTERNATIONAL MARATHON ATHLETE MARA YAMAUCHI Wednesday 30th September from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Southwark Council Offices, 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TZ. Cost: £10. Julia Bailey writes: "As part of England Athletics' programme we would like to invite coaches and athletes to a marathon workshop with Mara Yamauchi, the UK's second fastest woman ever behind world record-holder Paula Radcliffe. If you are a runner or coach preparing for an Autumn marathon in 2015 this workshop is for you! Mara will take you through the essential steps of marathon training covering nutrition, hydration, recovery, and race preparation as an athlete and coach to ensure that you are fully prepared. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the workshop. Places are limited, this will be done on a first-come basis, so book now to avoid disappointment. For registration and payment please contact your London CCSO Julia Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07718526355." PHIL AIKEN Not content with being merely Ranelagh's women's team manager, Phil has now been appointed as the senior women's cross-country Team Manager for Surrey County Athletics. Congratulations Phil. RALPH STREET Fresh from his fine performance in the UK team at the World Orienteering Championships, Ralph Street is off to Australia for six months as a "coach in residence" in Melbourne. LÉONIE KENNEDY... ...was unfortunately hurt in a bike accident while on holiday in Scotland with her family. We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her back in action soon. KEN POWLEY'S 85th Apologies for giving the wrong date for Ken's birthday celebration. It will be on Wednesday 16th September at the Rose of York. CONGRATS... ...to our oldest member Bob Maslin and his wife Olive, who celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary on 25th August, complete with a card from the Queen. THE 'BOB GRAHAM' Here's Nicky Spinks of the Dark Peak Fell Runners setting a new women's record for the Bob Graham round - which, for the uninitiated, is a circuit of 42 Lakeland fells which have to be summited within 24 hours, starting and finishing in Keswick. The total distance to be covered is about 66 miles, with 26,900 feet of ascent. The men's record is 13 hours 52 minutes, and Nicky completed it in 18 hours 6 minutes. Video: RIDE LONDON Doc Martin Wolfson writes: "As many of you know I am an ex-runner due to injury but, determined to continue to exercise, I have recently taken up cycling and rather foolishly decided to enter the Prudential RideLondon 100 miles event. I had never cycled more than 30 miles in a stretch. To cycle through central London and out into the Surrey countryside was just a delight. Almost as good as running the London Marathon. It was just tremendous fun throughout. I did it in just under 6 hours and still felt fairly fresh at the end. Compared with a marathon, it was a walk in the park. I am raising money for Shelter, the homeless charity. Please sponsor me at www.justgiving.com/MARTIN-WOLFSON1 click.contact.justgiving.com/ . 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 www.fusion-lifestyle.com/centres/. FACEBOOK Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. RANELAGH JUNIORS Check out what's happening in our junior section at ranelagh-harriers-juniors.com/. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil or Trevor ) email@example.com or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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. Saturday 19th September SEAA Women's Road Relay championships at Aldershot Sunday 20th September SEAA Men's Road Relay championships at Aldershot Saturday 26th September Page Cup 5 miles handicap in Richmond Park. 3pm 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, 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 *************** RATCHFORD RELAY Tuesday 25th August in Richmond Park Writing a report for a race at which I was not present is always a tricky business and so I'll just have to work something up from the results. This is a women-only event and we had nine teams of three taking part, each team comprising one "fast" who covers three laps of about a kilometre, one "medium" who covers two and a "slow" who runs just one lap. As always in this race and in the similar Henty Relay, the fast/medium/slow definitions are hazy at best and there is usually considerable overlap. The normal strategy is to send your "fast" runner out on the opening lap, and most teams elected to do this. The exceptions were the teams of Suzy Whatmough and Becky Hall. Becky's choice was to run the last three stages straight off. Whether this was a deliberate ploy or one forced by circumstances I don't know, but if the intention was to test herself with a hard 3km time trial it probably worked, with the three lap times varying by only 7 seconds. Not surprisingly, Becky's team was last when she took over, but picked up one place at the expense of Elisa Ferrua's team, for which Elisa had also run two consecutive laps. Suzy's strategy was to send junior Josie Kearey out first, and Josie responded brilliantly by setting a sub-4 minutes time in third place. Suzy then took over and her 3.43 lap was to be the fastest of the day. Only one second slower, however, was surprise packet Sarah Fields who had won the opening stage in 3.44. She handed over to Carol Aikin who had to give way to Suzy, but on the third lap Sarah re-took the lead by passing Eleonora Gavin. Suzy was out again on stage 4 and swept into a lead that she and Josie were not to relinquish. Deborah Blakemore, Carol and Sarah held on for second place ahead of Michelle Davies, Prelini Chiechi and Wendy Fisher 1st TEAM 3 Josie Kearey 3.58 3.58 1 Suzy Whatmough 7.41 3.43 2 Eleonora Gavin 12.12 4.31 1 Suzy Whatmough 16.02 3.50 1 Josie Kearey 20.11 4.09 1 Suzy Whatmough 24.06 3.55 2nd TEAM 1 Sarah Fields 3.44 3.44 2 Carol Aikin 8.05 4.21 1 Sarah Fields 12.01 3.56 2 Deborah Blakemore 17.11 5.10 2 Carol Aikin 21.43 4.32 2 Sarah Fields 25.41 3.58 3rd TEAM 2 Michelle Davies 3.57 3.57 4 Prelini Chiechi 8.39 4.42 7 Wendy Fisher 14.22 5.43 3 Michelle Davies 18.22 4.00 4 Prelini Chiechi 23.16 4.54 3 Michelle Davies 27.19 4.03 4th TEAM 4 Wiebke Kortum 3.59 3.59 7 Mary Hickson 8.54 4.55 8 Louise Wapshott 14.25 5.31 4 Wiebke Kortum 18.27 4.02 5 Mary Hickson 23.22 4.55 4 Wiebke Kortum 27.27 4.05 5th TEAM 5 Victoria Elbourne 4.06 4.06 3 Cathy Holman 8.36 4.30 3 Victoria Elbourne 13.05 4.29 5 Katie Walton 18.43 5.38 3 Victoria Elbourne 23.06 4.23 5 Cathy Holman 27.45 4.39 6th TEAM 6 Rebecca Northmore 4.07 4.07 8 Sue Camp 8.56 4.49 4 Rebecca Northmore 13.09 4.13 7 Annemarie Goodridge 19.03 5.54 8 Sue Camp 24.04 5.01 6 Rebecca Northmore 28.15 4.11 7th TEAM 8 Ann Kearey 4.20 4.20 6 Leeanne Bryce 8.53 4.33 6 Bronwen Northmore 14.17 5.24 6 Ann Kearey 18.48 4.31 7 Leeanne Bryce 23.39 4.51 7 Ann Kearey 28.20 4.41 8th TEAM 9 Maya Farah 4.41 4.41 9 Lexi Slaughter 11.33 6.52 9 Maya Farah 16.35 5.02 9 Becky Hall 20.31 3.56 9 Becky Hall 24.33 4.02 8 Becky Hall 28.36 4.03 9th TEAM 7 Elisa Ferrua 4.15 4.15 5 Elisa Ferrua 8.49 4.34 5 Paula Maguire 13.51 5.02 8 Cindy Croucher 19.19 5.28 6 Elisa Ferrua 23.34 4.15 9 Paula Maguire 28.39 5.05 WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 4th - 16th August in Lyon In the M50 Marathon, Colin Brett put in a great run to finish 18th, missing 3 hours by just 22 seconds and leading the British team to bronze medals. Sharon Dooley adds her personal account: "Having moved from Marathons and long distance to the slightly lesser distances of 400m and 200m a few years back I was enticed by my coach to enter the World Masters in Lyon, it was his way of incentivising me to train hard - it worked!! I looked at the times for previous years and they were impressive but I could get somewhere in the middle and the experience itself of competing abroad, wearing a GB masters kit against other countries may well bring out more than I could hope for back home..... I messed up at the start of the 200m and missed being in the semi-finals by 0.09 of a second, coming 25th out of 52. A mistake I had to get over quickly and learn from for my 400m two days later. The 400m was in 40+ degrees, I had lane 2 which allows me to see the race unfold, the downside is that the blocks have to be kept away until the lane two runner from the previous heat has finished. I remembered my 200m and quickly pushed the thought away, and as it happens I was given plenty of time. I had a very fast lady from Guyana who had already claimed gold in the 100m (12.33) and 200m (24.88) along with a fast Spanish lady. On paper I was second slowest in my heat. I got my head into gear in the blocks and went for it, relaxed down the back straight and pushed on after the bend, I hadn't caught the clocks at 100m or 200m but at 300m I realised I was bang on target for my aim of the season to have a 65 point something rather than a 67 point something...I felt strong and confident and knew I had bagged 3rd place. I crossed the line in 65.82, third in my heat - the last fastest loser to go through was 64.25 so whilst I hadn't made the semi-finals I had my PB, finished 21st out of 33 runners and had the confidence that with another winter's training I could make the semi-finals and edge closer to being in the final. I loved the whole experience, it was scary but also awesome meeting competitors from around the world, seeing pals achieving great things and whilst not being able to see their events, having time to catch up with them over scrumptious dinners - Lyon is renowned for World Class Food. The events are not all Track & Field - there are 5k's, Cross Country, Half Marathons and Marathons.The age groups are in 5 year increments, starting at 35 and going all the way to whenever you choose to stop competing. Everything is self-funded so you do have to pay for the experience, however this also means that unlike World Champs and Olympics, you get to be a part of it whatever your level of competition. I hope that those of you over 35 can be inspired by the chance to compete and be a part of a World Masters Championship - it really is a truly awesome experience and there is nothing like having a good incentive to train when the UK weather is throwing its worst at you, or you just don't feel like that strength and conditioning circuit, or evil track session. The next European outdoors event is in Denmark in 2017. The next World Masters is in Perth 2016, or if like me that is too far then it will be held in Malaga in 2018. HERCULES WIMBLEDON 5km FESTIVAL NIGHT Wednesday 19th August at Wimbledon Park Race 3 1 T Ramsay (Clapham) 16:27.00 9 Steve Whitehead 16:47.17 ULTRA-TRAIL DU MONT BLANC Friday 28th August at Chamonix To quote from Wikipedia: "The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc is a single-stage mountain ultramarathon. It takes place once a year in the Alps, across France, Italy and Switzerland. The distance is approximately 166 kilometres (103 mi), with a total elevation gain of around 9,600 m. It is widely regarded as one of the most difficult foot races in Europe. It's certainly one of the largest with over two thousand starters." Congratulations to Simon Martin who added his name to the select few Ranelagh Harriers who have completed the gruelling event. 1 X Thevenard (France) 21:09.15 1022 Simon Martin 42:43.47 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 28th August in Hyde Park Another good run from Ian Kenton in 5th place. 1 M Eccles (Norf G) 16.04 5 Ian Kenton 16.44 37 M Tow (unatt) 18.47 (1st woman) 172 Alan Davidson 25.01 THAMES MEANDER MARATHON Saturday 29th August at Kingston This course might be flat but it's mostly on the varied surface of the Thames towpath so you're not likely to record PBs. Martin Halvey ran well to win the M50 category a couple of minutes outside 3 hours. Jane Craigie-Payne, not marathon-fit at the moment, decided to run a few miles anyway but in company with Ashleigh Ferris she eventually found herself with a finisher's medal. 1 M Foustok (unatt) 2:48.30 (chip time 2:48.28) 7 H Rush (Bath) 3:01.48 (3:01.47) 8 Martin Halvey 3:02.24 (3:02.22) 32 Nick Twomey 3:22.53 (3:22.53) 129 Ashleigh Ferris 4:20.09 (4:19.44) 130 Jane Craigie-Payne 4:20.09 (4:19.45) 192 Ian Grange 5:09.27 (5:09.24) MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 9th August Sacha Kennedy finished second overall and first girl. 1 R King (unatt) 7.49 2 Sacha Kennedy 8.01 (1st girl) 9 Matthew Beal 9.26 13 Oliver Beal 10.13 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 15th August Megan de Silva was the second woman to finish. 1 R Eveson (SMR) 16.41 9 Nick Wright 17.51 23 L Bond (WSEH) 18.37 (1st woman) 27 Megan de Silva 18.42 62 Marie Synnott-Wells 19.43 149 Sacha Kennedy 21.27 197 Chris Wright 21.56 305 Ali Kennedy 23.25 682 Mary Hickson 28.27 822 Jackie Dunkley 30.56 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 15th August A 1-2 for Mark Herbert and Nick Twomey. 1 Mark Herbert 17.48 2 Nick Twomey 18.17 12 J Cox (Runnymede) 20.30 (1st woman) 33 Paul Wapshott 22.51 87 Claire Warner 28.49 93 Tanya Allen 31.24 98 Louise Wapshott 32.13 105 Su Clark 34.13 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 15th August Suzy Whatmough was the leading female with Lydia Louw in second place. 1 Unknown 16.45 15 Tom Bradley 19.40 29 Bill Neely 20.40 32 Suzy Whatmough 20.47 (1st woman) 39 John Hobson 21.18 40 Lydia Louw 21.21 42 Alberto Esguevillas 21.34 76 Elisa Ferrua 23.18 113 Carol Aikin 24.44 121 Chris Cato 24.58 139 Michael Sikora 25.52 154 Steven Mountain 26.11 214 Andrew Brown 28.27 239 Tony Clark 30.01 266 Bronwen Northmore 32.22 281 Annemarie Goodridge 34.12 282 Wiebke Kortum 34.13 283 Julie Bushnell 34.16 299 Bev Ali 39.36 300 Pat Hewlett 39.54 308 Penny Merrett 47.17 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 15th August Rick Jenner and Bruce McLaren finished first and third. 1 Rick Jenner 18.37 3 Bruce McLaren 19.53 4 Richard Holme 19.54 6 Si Martin 20.24 17 Kevin Knowles 22.05 18 S Hutton (unatt) 22.09 (1st woman) 21 Phil Roberts 22.39 36 Grace Munro 24.48 48 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.03 56 Mark Roper 26.57 58 Lorna Smith 27.25 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 15th August Jon Smith was first finisher. 1 Jon Smith 18.43 24 I Abrahall (unatt) 25.32 (1st woman) ALDENHAM parkrun 5km Saturday 15th August Alex led the Fordham clan in third place. 1 B Vivian (St Albans) 17.14 3 Alex Fordham 19.53 9 Y Smart (unatt) 22.26 (1st woman) 19 Nick Fordham 24.56 21 Peter Fordham 26.24 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 15th August 1 S Davies (unatt) 17.54 10 M Garner (Strags) 19.34 (1st woman) 26 Chris Camacho 21.28 68 Rachel Revett 25.15 72 Tom Reay 25.57 78 Fiona Pugh 26.35 121 Jar O'Brien 32.15 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 15th August) Gunnersbury: 120 Ashleigh Ferris 25.36 Brighton and Hove: 249 Stacey Barber 29.52 Wimbledon Common: 325 Colette Doran 57.34 York: 145 Phil Jackson 24.47 Perry Hall: 13 Daniel Chiechi 21.19 Marlay: 41 Liam Griffin 20.51, 203 Paula Maguire 25.56, 219 Luke Maguire 26.20 Woking: 6 Ed Barker 18.23 Brockwell, Herne Hill: 20 James Whistler 19.42 Highbury Fields: 60 Tomas Sterner 23.34 Southsea: 119 Alan Davidson 25.24 Whitstable: 91 Mike White 26.47 Malahide: 133 Leeanne Bryce 24.59 Bognor Regis: 4 David Rowe 19.43 Reigate Priory: 22 Duncan Mallison 21.34 Northala Fields: 47 James Barber 23.50, 79 Lynne Barber 27.25, 91 Christine David 29.06 MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 16th August Sacha Kennedy was the overall winner this week. 1 Sacha Kennedy 8.08 (1st girl) 16 Ciara McLaren 11.09 17 Campbell McLaren 11.15 WIMBLEDON PARK JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 16th August 1 F Vaughan (Reigate P) 6.52 61 Angus O'Brien 13.30 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd August Lydia Louw stepped up to first place this week. 1 S O'Connor (Sydney S) 17.01 16 Tom Bradley 19.37 24 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.31 32 Alberto Esguevillas 20.59 35 Lydia Louw 21.09 (1st woman) 51 Steve Aikin 22.02 84 Matt Aikin 24.17 106 Carol Aikin 25.19 118 Daniel Rushby 25.46 131 Karen Weir 26.13 164 Andrew Brown 27.27 177 Sue Camp 28.12 206 Maia Rushby 29.48 207 James Rushby 29.49 248 Heather Martingell 32.50 253 Bronwen Northmore 33.23 259 Penny Merrett 33.30 267 Martin Clark 35.25 273 Beverly Walsh 37.29 283 Bev Ali 41.52 291 Pat Hewlett 42.47 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd August 1 A Bond (unatt) 18.01 8 Daniel Chiechi 21.06 16 N McLelland (unatt) 22.41 (1st woman) 25 Paul Wapshott 23.56 28 Josie Kearey 24.02 29 Kevin Kearey 24.02 57 Ann Kearey 25.44 99 Cindy Croucher 32.32 103 Louise Wapshott 33.09 105 Su Clark 33.34 108 Tamsin Burland 35.02 115 Lexi Slaughter 38.55 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd August 1 P Pollock (Abbey) 15.17 12 Nick Wright 17.41 29 S Kinsella (Strag) 18.44 (1st woman) 32 David Ready 18.52 66 Llewellyn Davies 19.50 84 Michael Moran 20.21 171 Richard Kennedy 21.58 187 Sacha Kennedy 22.20 213 Sophie Spink 22.43 354 Ian Grange 24.26 639 Claire Warner 28.38 709 Kirsty Bangham 29.55 936 Teresa Segovia 37.00 1000 Wally Garrod 44.09 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd August Grace Munro was the leading woman. 1 M Phillips (T Turbo) 18.52 15 Grace Munro 23.08 (1st woman) 38 Mark Roper 27.06 39 Francesca Baty-Symes 27.11 43 Paula Maguire 27.54 47 Luke Maguire 28.54 56 Leeanne Bryce 31.22 60 Mel Davison 32.04 64 Wyn Williams 32.38 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd August Mark Herbert and Michelle Davies both finished third. Mark writes on Facebook: "parkrun today was great! A new overall PB by 2 secs with 17:46 at Gunnersbury. It's my 5th consecutive PB on the bounce. The track sessions are paying off so a big thank you to Trevor Maguire and Karen Weir for the leading the sessions. The racing flats are working." 1 D Afshar (West 4) 17.30 3 Mark Herbert 17.46 4 R Ponder (West 4) 18.01 (1st woman) 38 Lee Davies 20.53 44 Michelle Davies 21.40 49 Chris Read 22.04 DULWICH parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd August Megan de Silva was the second woman to finish. 1 P Gaimster (VP&TH) 16.48 16 E Mace (Dul R) 18.35 (1st woman) 21 Megan de Silva 18.49 MARGATE parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd August Ted Mockett was first home. 1 Ted Mockett 17.55 12 S Woodhead (Dul Pk) 24.09 (1st woman) 26 Ellen van Keulen 27.03 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd August Rebecca Northmore was the leading woman. 1 S Jacobs (unatt) 18.43 22 Rebecca Northmore 25.42 (1st woman) OTHER parkruns (Saturday 22nd August) Kingston: 34 Peter Wright 23.32, 40 Hannah Doyle 23.52, 69 Tom Reay 26.34, 97 Nathaniel Bond 29.32 Hove Prom: 64 John Pratt 24.00 Tilgate: 8 Duncan Mallison 19.48 Wimbledon Common: 15 Peter Faull 18.46 Fountains Abbey: 51 Chris Wright 23.02, 78 Phil Jackson 24.49, 160 Mary Hickson 29.52 Bournemouth: 313 Eugenio Carmo 34.53 Woking: 4 Ed Barker 18.12 Burgess: 4 James Whistler 18.10 Northala Fields: 71 Colette Doran 28.36 Great Cornard: 60 Jackie Dunkley 30.36 Aldenham: 15 Rob Curtis 26.06, 16 Becky Hall 26.07 Wolbrom: 16 Nick Fordham 20.34, 26 Peter Fordham 23.02 Bracknell: 130 Stacey Barber 31.40, 131 James Barber 31.41 MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 23rd August Sacha Kennedy was the leading girl for the third week in succession. 1 R King (unatt) 7.49 2 Sacha Kennedy 8.05 (1st girl) 7 Luke Maguire 9.16 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 29th August Jon Smith finished third. 1 P Macias (Sheen) 17.48 3 Jon Smith 18.14 6 J Zakrzewski (Dumf) 18.59 (1st woman) 11 John Shaw 19.32 41 Wiebke Kortum 21.50 70 Elisa Ferrua 23.43 91 Tomas Sterner 25.01 107 John Hobson 25.31 136 Michael Sikora 26.34 140 Tony Appleby 26.46 162 Andrew Brown 27.43 183 Val Lowman 28.51 286 Bev Ali 39.32 287 Pat Hewlett 39.47 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 29th August 1 S Green (MMK) 17.29 6 L Killip (Strag) 19.38 (1st woman) 12 Daniel Chiechi 20.44 31 Jonny Brook 23.06 51 Paul Wapshott 24.48 91 Kate Brook 29.12 92 Heather Martingell 29.13 93 Leeanne Bryce 29.29 100 Christine David 30.27 108 Cindy Croucher 31.40 110 Tracey Small 32.17 112 Louise Wapshott 32.39 115 Su Clark 35.29 116 Lexi Slaughter 36.38 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 29th August 1 Unknown 15.34 14 Nick Wright 17.50 39 Andrew Forth 19.14 52 R Hutton (SLH) 19.40 (1st woman) 107 Sacha Kennedy 21.13 142 Sophie Spink 22.03 151 Adam Wright 22.07 577 Claire Warner 27.49 649 Philippa Kitchen 29.02 650 Rob Kitchen 29.02 914 John Hanscomb 40.58 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 29th August Trevor Maguire was the third finisher. 1 M Adam (unatt) 18.38 3 Trevor Maguire 20.00 11 C Fowler (unatt) 22.07 (1st woman) 32 Luke Maguire 26.07 40 Lorna Smith 27.37 44 Wyn Williams 29.05 47 Francesca Baty-Symes 29.17 64 Deborah Blakemore 32.50 68 Katie Walton 35.18 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 29th August Mark Herbert was second overall and Rebecca Northmore was the leading woman. 1 M Kunwar (unatt) 17.48 2 Mark Herbert 18.18 4 David Lawley 18.33 5 Peter faull 18.50 24 Rebecca Northmore 22.57 (1st woman) 33 Phil Jackson 24.30 58 Cathy Holman 27.26 WOODLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 29th August Becky Hall finished third woman. 1 A Sutton (Reading) 16.49 16 P McCrabbe (Maiden) 19.40 (1st woman) 30 Becky Hall 20.56 65 Rob Curtis 23.54 NORTHALA FIELDS parkrun 5km Saturday 29th August Lydia Louw was second in the women's section. 1 M Mohamed (TVH) 14.43 16 S Thomas (Chilt) 18.36 (1st woman) 20 Lydia Louw 20.40 WOKING parkrun 5km Saturday 29th August Ed Barker was second finisher. 1 J Mitchell (Woking) 17.33 2 Ed Barker 18.02 7 K Hassall (Folkes) 19.36 (1st woman) WYRE FOREST parkrun 5km Saturday 29th August Ted Mockett placed third. 1 W Richardson (Birch) 16.15 3 Ted Mockett 17.36 13 B Haines (Birch) 19.32 (1st woman) 92 Ellen Van Keulen 27.08 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 29th August) Kingston: 17 Iain Wilson 20.31, 27 Kabir Sait 22.08, 28 Chris Camacho 22.09, 81 Fiona Pugh 26.08 Nonsuch: 306 Nathaniel Bond 29.14 Cheltenham: 16 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.26, 203 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.45, 329 Colette Doran 31.39 Clair: 15 Duncan Mallison 21.10 Longrun Meadow: 224 Jackie Dunkley 30.16 Bournemouth: 231 Eugenio Carmo 29.31 Banstead Woods: 118 Tom Reay 26.54 Northala Fields: 71 Colette Doran 28.36 Black Park: 132 Carol Aikin 25.00, 207 Sue Camp 27.26 Aldenham: 15 Rob Curtis 26.06, 16 Becky Hall 26.07 Hilly Fields: 31 Nick Fordham 22.26, 71 Peter Fordham 26.13 Parke: 35 Mike Peace 25.46 Upton Court: 41 James Barber 24.52, 69 Lynne Barber 28.04, 82 Stacey Barber 30.26 MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 30th August 1 F Kellow (unatt) 8.28 5 Luke Maguire 9.16 7 E Bowden (unatt) 9.47 (1st girl) 16 Campbell McLaren 11.01 FINALLY... From "The Olympian" by Brian Glanville, published 1969 "There are no limits to what the body can do when the spirit is strong. Twenty years ago, they said a four-minute mile was impossible. I told them then: we shall live to see it run in three minutes, forty seconds, and they laughed. But what has happened? The four-minute mile is now a commonplace. Athletes run it every week. Even schoolboys run it. We shall see a three-forty mile and a nine-second hundred metres and a nine-foot high jump and a twenty-foot pole vault. It all lies in the conception. Once these things have been conceived as possible, they are achieved. And that is why athletics are important, why records are important. Because they demonstrate the scope of human possibility; which is unlimited. The inconceivable is conceived, and then it is accomplished."