Newsdesk 2015

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 458             17 September 2015
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  Paul Wapshott wins the Thomas Cup
 *  Fastest times by Ed Barker and Becky Hall
 *  Silver medals for our W45, M40 and M50 teams at the Surrey Road Relays
 *  Individual M40 fastest lap medal for Steve Whitehead
 *  Ranelagh juniors win the Stragglers Handicap Series
 *  V50 road prizes for Marie Synnott-Wells and Mick Lane  
 *  Bruce McLaren finishes third in the Thames Path 100km
 *  parkrun placings for Lydia Louw, Poppy Jensen, Eirin McDaid, Peter
     Haarer, Grace Munro, Jonathan Smith, Nick Twomey, Nick Wright, Kris Davidson
     and Marc Snaith  
 *  SEAA Road Relays at Aldershot this weekend
 *  Page Cup 5 miles handicap on September 26th
 *  Cross-Country League campaigns start on October 10th at Roundshaw Park
     (women) and Kingston Vale (men)
 *  All needed for the first mob match of the season in Richmond Park on
     October 24th. 

 Many of thee pre-ordered t-shirts were collected and paid for at the Thomas
 Cup race, but if you haven't picked yours up yet please try to catch Michele
 Gibson or Andy Hayward at the clubhouse. Please pay on receipt or send a
 cheque for £20 payable to Ranelagh Harriers to 79 Thames Side, Staines, TW18

 Our first mob match of the season will be at home to Orion Harriers on
 Saturday 24th October. Orion, above all the other mob match clubs, will be
 out to avenge our defeat of them last year. We can expect large numbers of
 Orion men and women  to make the trip over from their Epping Forest home,
 and we'll have to meet them with equally large numbers to stand a chance. If
 we can outnumber them, so much the better. The more of us there are, the
 better our chances. We need absolutely everyone to turn out if you possibly

 PAGE CUP 5 miles handicap  Saturday 26th September 
 This is the second of our "winter" handicap races. It's over our single lap
 5 miles course in Richmond Park and is open to all members. Start time is
 3pm but if possible please register first at the clubhouse. 

 ...for 2015-16 are well overdue but there are still quite a few active
 members who have not yet paid. The club is unable to register you with
 England Athletics unless your subs are paid up. Despite the increase in the
 EA registration fee to £12, we are keeping our subscription rates unchanged
 for at least another year. That's £40 for seniors, £20 for second-claim
 members and those who are retired and over 60, £10 for under 20s and
 students and non-running members. There is also a £70 family membership.
 Post your cheque to Membership Secretary, Ranelagh Harriers, 135a Petersham
 Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AA or leave it in an envelope at the clubhouse.
 A Standing Order form is available from our website here:  . For Bank Transfers, our
 account is at HSBC, sort code 40-23-29, account number 81109847; please add
 a message, for example SubscriptionJSmith. For any queries, e-mail the
 Membership Secretary aachrisowens@yahoo.co.uk. 

 The latest annual club Gazette, covering the year up to Spring 2015, has
 just been published and copies are in the clubhouse. Please help yourself.
 If you'd prefer one to be sent to you, please reply to this e-news giving
 your postal address.

 Roy Reeder writes:
 "The Stragglers host a junior handicap each month in the summer which is
 enjoyed by 60-80 children, a large number of whom are members of Ranelagh
 Harriers. Stragglers have applied to the Skipton Building Society for a £500
 Grassroots Giving grant. They've made it through the first stage and it's
 now down to a public vote!   
 To vote, all you need to do is click here,
 and enter your email address at the bottom of the page. It takes less than
 one minute, so please vote now! Thanks."

 Our Teas Queen Carol Barnshaw will be away for a couple of our home fixtures
 in October. Carol's Tea Team sous chef Clive Naish will be here, but we need
 one or two extra people to volunteer to help on either or both of these
 dates - October 17th and 24th. We're not expecting anything quite so
 sumptuous as Carol provides - just some bought-in cakes and buns will
 suffice, unless you want to do more. Carol will give some guidance on
 quantities. Please contact Carol c_barnshaw@yahoo.com  if you can

 ...to stats man extraordinary and webmaster Ken Powley who celebrated his
 85th birthday this week. 

 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 jbailey@englandathletics.org or call

 Tim Howells, the Run London Project Manager, sends the following:
 "We're in the process of reviewing the content and level of our
 communication in the region. Looking at everything from direct emails
 through to social media and the eNewsletter. As part of this I would ask if
 you could take 2 minutes to complete this really short survey (9 questions)
 which will help contribute to our strategy going
 forward..... www.surveymonkey.com/r/L8LQ3WQ. The survey is aimed at
 our affiliated clubs, local groups, athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials
 and any partner organisation that we work with in London, so please pass
 this survey to anyone and everyone in your club or group that fits into
 these categories. The survey closes on the 1st of October." 
 All right, I know Christmas is a long way away still, but it will as usual
 be upon us before we know where we are. So our Social Secretaries Michele
 and Andy have already reserved the venue for our Christmas Party and are
 taking bookings. We're trying a new venue this year, the Lass O'Richmond
 Hill at the top of Queen's Road.  It's less expensive than our previous
 venue - the cost is £40 to include a three-course dinner, wine, a disc
 jockey and dancing. There is a limit of 80 people, so get your booking in
 early. E-mail Michele Gibson micheleagibson@hotmail.com  or add
 your name to the list in the clubhouse, where you will also find a menu.  

 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:.

 Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. 

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

More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil
or Trevor ) ranelagh.men@gmail.com
 or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil ranelagh.women@gmail.com  )      

 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

 Saturday 10th October       Surrey Ladies Cross-Country League at Roundshaw
 Park Wallington. 12 noon start for seniors, followed by junior races
                                       Men's Surrey Cross-Country League at
 Kingston Vale (Wimbledon Common). Juniors at 2.30pm, seniors at 3pm.

 Saturday 17th October       Surrey Veterans Cross-Country Championships in
 Richmond Park

 Sunday 18th October         MABAC League 5 miles in Nonsuch Park. 11am
 start.   www.mabac.org.uk/.  

 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 and at 9am at Moormead Rec, Twickenham. 

 OPENING RUN and THOMAS CUP 3.8 miles Handicap  Saturday 12th September in
 Richmond Park
 About one hundred faces appear on Ken's club photograph heralding the
 opening of our 135th season. Some of those faces were very junior indeed,
 but in the end there were about 64 starters for the Thomas Cup with an age
 range spanning some seventy years. The venerable Wally Garrod was first to
 be sent off into the wild blue yonder, and it seemed as if he must have
 reached at least the bottom of Queen's Ride before Andy da Silva and Corinne
 Bishop were set off in pursuit. The very youthful Oliver Beal was next away
 accompanied by mum Louise and another Louise, new member Louise Wapshott.
 Then they were on their way thick and fast...though in truth there were very
 few of our fast pack in attendance, leaving Roy Reeder on 3.50 as the day's
 scratch man. 

 Off together on a handicap of 14.30 were Paul Wapshott and young Luke
 Maguire, together with Tony Appleby. Tony was soon dropped but the other two
 set about carving their way through the field in impressive fashion. Paul
 edged clear of Luke but neither weakened on the hilly course. They continued
 to pass runner after runner and when they had finally disposed of long-time
 leader Tony Clark the way was clear for Paul and Luke to storm home first
 and second, almost a minute clear of Tony who held on for the bronze medal.
 Afterwards Paul gallantly tried to disqualify himself on the grounds that he
 had not run the requisite three club events, and so should have been
 competing as a guest. Ken's stats don't lie, however, the three races were
 identified and the result stands. So the ornate Thomas Cup, donated by the
 Victorian world record holder Sid Thomas, will adorn the Wapshott household. 

 Fastest man on the day was Ed Barker, whose 22.56 carried him up to ninth
 place. Nick Twomey's 23.00 saw him finish 19th but third fastest Rick Jenner
 on 23.11 ran right through the field to 5th place. Becky Hall was the
 fastest woman by some distance, recording 26.53 for 18th place. It was very
 close for second fastest, with three runners separated by only ten seconds.
 Ellen Clague on 29.48 had just two seconds on Karen Weir and another eight
 on Rebecca Northmore.

 Ken Powley's Opening Run club photo is on our website here:. 

 Back in the clubhouse enjoying Carol's tea we tried to award the summer Road
 Grand Prix prizes...but it transpired that almost none of the recipients
 were present, so it will have to wait for another day.            
 SURREY ROAD RELAYS  Saturday 5th September at Wimbledon Park. 12 noon start
 Three sets of silver team medals and one fastest lap medal wasn't at all a
 bad afternoon's work.
 Trevor Maguire takes up the story:
 "After the panic and chaos pre-race (would everyone turn up and how would we
 pick the teams etc.) the race started. First of all the Senior Men -
 highlight of the day was Ralph Street entering the track at the end of the
 first leg with a big lead. Phil Killingley, almost back to his absolute
 best, kept a good lead. It couldn't last but Nick Twomey and Ian Kenton ran
 really well to keep the team well up the field. Then we had to rely on two
 talented Vets (John Shaw and Steve Whitehead) on their second run to finish
 it off. In the end we finished a highly creditable 7th out of 26 teams (and
 possibly 6th as Aldershot have an asterix against their name so they may not
 have fielded an eligible team). 
 I thought Ralph would win the medal for the fastest lap but Phil Wicks
 popped up in the middle of the race to win the medal and break the course
 record! All six ran well but with six fresh and talented seniors we would be
 in medal contention! Phil has plans to give this race a bigger focus next
 year - so keep it in mind for Sep'16. 

 Turning now to the V40 team we had a great start with Steve Whitehead
 running the fastest V40 leg of the day and so collecting the V40 individual
 medal - a fabulous run to get under 16 mins. Ed Barker then kept the pace up
 with another fast run (looks in good form for the coming winter season).
 Vaughan Ramsay ran hard and handed over to Bruce McLaren who sealed the V40
 silver medals. Bruce and Vaughan were especially delighted to win their
 first County medals!

 The V40B team closed in on a very respectable 8th place out of 13 teams. 
 Stewart Anderson ran a good first leg, followed by Liam Griffin, then
 Richard Holme ran his second leg of the day and the team was finished off by
 Rob Curtis. Special comment to Stewart who was level with Bruce on Ken's
 rankings but generously stated that Bruce should go in the A team as he was
 on better form. Of course in the end Ken was right and they ran identical

 The V50 team was amazingly consistent throughout. They were no match for the
 powerful South London squad, but Richard Holme, John Shaw, Martin Halvey and
 Trevor Maguire set times within 25 seconds of each other and worked their
 way through from fourth after the first stage to a clear second at the end,
 for another set of silver medals.  

 Peter Fordham adds:
 "It was a fine performance by Ranelagh 'B' V50 team. In fact, if it hadn't
 been for all the burn't rubber left on the course by inconsiderate 'A'
 teams, they would have undoubtedly medalled. Two fine 20 minute runs by lead
 and second leg runners John Ricketts and Phil Roberts, were backed up a very
 'mature' third leg by Peter Fordham and a blistering/rubber melting anchor
 by 'O'the hill' Bickerstaff." 

 Here's Phil Aiken on the women's race:
 "Oh... those best laid plans of mice and men. And women.

 Heading into Saturday the debate was whether to run Marie as a W45 or as a
 Senior. South London Harriers were clear favourites to retain their W45
 title, but Ranelagh were looking good to repeat their silver medal
 performance from 2014. But, with no entries from Guildford & Godalming or
 Clapham Chasers (1st and 3rd respectively in the Surrey Road League), could
 a team including Marie snatch a surprise medal in the Senior race? And would
 the W45s still have enough to get a medal too? The danger was to end up
 placing 4th in both. In the end, we opted for the best medal prospect, so
 Marie was selected as the opening W45 runner. And duly she played her part,
 running the 2nd quickest time of the day to come home first with a minute's
 advantage over South London. Wiebke took up the reins and, despite
 surrendering 22 of those 60 seconds, handed over the metaphorical baton to
 Sonia with Ranelagh still in the lead. Sonia, however, was up against Ruth
 Hutton. It was an unequal duel. Ruth went round even quicker than Marie and
 more than the 38 seconds needed to overtake Sonia as South London justified
 their favourites tag. Sonia came home 1:46 down and an almost identical
 margin ahead of Wimbledon Windmilers. A case of 'as you were', the same
 three clubs occupying the same three positions as twelve months before. 

 A silver medal in the bag, but what of the Seniors? Megan, Becky and Julia
 were all present as half past eleven became quarter to twelve. But... no 4th
 leg runner. Oh, wee, tim'rous beastie, where are you? But there was no time
 to look for the Bonnie. Nor did there appear to be many Surrey-eligible
 runners who could be thrust into the spotlight and run the A team's glory
 leg. But we only needed one and up stepped Victoria to accept the challenge.
 C team or A team, 2nd leg or 4th leg. What does it matter? Same route, same
 distance. All legs are the same.

 Megan started the ball rolling on the frenetic opening leg, bettering last
 year's time by around half a minute. 'Twas only good for 7th though, which
 immediately became 6th with the Belgrave team consisting of just one runner.
 Up top, GB U23 international Katie Snowden broke the course record to give
 Herne Hill an early lead. Becky played a captain's innings on leg 2,
 propelling Ranelagh upwards into the silver medal position, now just 19
 seconds down on Herne Hill. Julia defended her position admirably, but was
 forced to yield 20 seconds back to the Dennis-the-Menace-clad leaders.

 And so onto leg 4. Little could Victoria have known that she would be
 setting off in second place, a virtual silver medal around her neck. Little
 could any of us known, for that matter. But she's a game lass, is our
 Victoria. Unfortunately, much like the opening leg, the final one is no
 game. South London's Steph McCall, winner of the Surrey 5k over practically
 the same course just four weeks earlier, set off in 4th, trailing Herne Hill
 by 1:32. Undaunted, she flew round in 15:51, yet another course record (like
 rural buses, you wait six years for one, then another comes along less than
 an hour later), turning that 92 second deficit into a 30 second winning
 margin. Jessica Fawcett led London City home third, but her Yorkshire
 connections put paid to a county bronze. Instead, it was Epsom & Ewell who
 were to round out the podium, pipping Hercules Wimbledon by a mere three
 seconds. It was to be almost two minutes before Victoria crossed the line
 for Ranelagh in 6th place.

 If only we'd known. If only we'd shuffled the pack differently. If only
 those best laid plans were... better. I blame the mice."

 Victoria's promotion to the A team left a hole in the B team. Elisa and
 Ellen ran well on the first two stages, Becky ran a second lap but that was
 as far as they went. For the C team junior Grace ran strongly on the opening
 lap, Leeanne and Ashleigh kept the team well placed and Julia Bailey, also
 running a second circuit, brought them home 17th.    

 Hawker Centre
 There was the tightest of finishes for the team trophy. Ranelagh led by nine
 points going into this the final race but their rivals the Flaming Penguins
 had the edge today in the handicap results, despite their eight runners
 being outnumbered by the thirteen from Ranelagh. It was a very close thing,
 but when the (complicated!) maths had been finalised the Flaming Penguins
 had won on the day - but only by three points. This left Ranelagh six points
 clear overall and the team title had been successfully retained by the boys
 and girls in blue.

 Leading Ranelagh finisher today - and "First Gal" - was Jasmine Gilmour in
 second place overall. Newcomer Angus O'Brien was next at 11th, then close
 behind came Josie Kearey, setting the fastest girl's time of the day with
 8.38. Nathaniel Bond was next in, followed by the regular Beal versus Rushby
 match featuring Matthew and Oliver versus James and Sam. Dylan Gilmore,
 Francesca Baty-Symes, Aidan Gilmore, Daniel Rushby and Alistair Brendon
 completed the Ranelagh line-up. Alistair was our fastest boy on 8.26 but
 fastest overall with a speedy 6.46 was another newcomer James Lewis
 representing the Stragglers.

 In the overall individual points table, Nathaniel Bond wound up the season
 in 2nd place with Molly Stewart 5th. 

 In the Minis race, Ben Rushby placed 4th today but tops the overall table.

 Congratulations to all those juniors who took part.        

 1   C Osborne (unatt)       16.26  (actual time 11.26)
 2   Jasmine Gilmour         17.32  (9.02 - 1st "gal")
 6   J Lewis (Stragglers)    19.16  (6.46 - fastest boy)
 11  Angus O'Brien           19.35  (14.35)
 13  Josie Kearey            19.38  (8.38 - fastest girl)
 15  Nathaniel Bond          19.45  (10.15)
 17  James Rushby            19.49  (8.49)
 18  Matthew Beal            19.52  (8.52)
 19  Sam Rushby              19.52  (9.22)
 20  Oliver Beal             19.53  (9.23)
 27  Dylan Gilmore           20.03  (8.33)
 30  Francesca Baty-Symes    20.07  (9.37)
 31  Aidan Gimore            20.09  (9.39)
 32  Daniel Rushby           20.11  (8.41)
 35  Alistair Brendon        20.26  (8.26)                  

 1   Flaming Penguins        33
 2   Ranelagh H              30
 3   Latchmere School        29
 4   Stragglers              21
 5   St Mary's Chessington   16
 6   Sheen Shufflers          8 

 Final Overall
 1   Ranelagh H             190
 2   Flaming Penguins       184
 3   Stragglers             116
 4   Latchmere School        90
 5   Sheen Shufflers         82 
 6   St Andrews & St Marks   71
 11 clubs and schools took part

 1   J Norman (Stragglers)    2.38
 4   Ben Rushby               2.55 

 FRANK DUFFY 10 miles  Saturday 22nd August in Dublin
 Marie Synnott-Wells won the W50 class.

 1   S Ciobanu (Clon)       49.18  (chip time 49.18)
 19  M McCambridge (Dundrum)55.28  (55.28)
 379 Marie Synnott-Wells    68.34  (68.32)

 Marie Synnott-Wells won the B race and the W50 title.

 1   Marie Synnott-Wells    20:29.88
 11  Alan Davidson          24:17.88

 Mick Lane writes:
 "I managed 1.30.52/55 ( chip/gun) for 20th and first V50 at an extremely wet
 Canterbury Half on Bank Holiday Monday."

 1   P Hogben (Canterbury)  1:16.48  (chip time 1:16.48)
 20  Mick Lane              1:30.55  (1:30.52)

 1   C Thompson (AFD)       28.58  (chip time 28.57)
 4   S Twell (AFD)          33.40  (33.38 - 1st woman)
 47  Matthew Clarke         40.20  (39.49)
 84  Daniel Chiechi         42.55  (42.35)
 132 Matt Sowton            44.29  (44.24)
 213 Elisa Ferrua           47.23  (46.52)
 232 Polly White            48.00  (47.19)
 261 Phil Jackson           48.45  (47.54)
 362 Kirsty Bangham         50.26  (50.15)
 537 Leeanne Bryce          53.16  (53.05)
 781 Tamsin Burland         57.53  (57.12)

 1    A Mosco (Italy)       1:07.59  (chip time 1:07.59)
 17   E Wilson (TH&H)       1:20.06  (1:20.06 - 1st woman)
 467  Rebecca Northmore     1:42.18  (1:41.53)
 793  Ali Kennedy           1:49.16  (1:49.12)
 1497 Hannah Doyle          2:00.48  (2:00.47) 
 1    P Thompson (Bourn)    1:10.48  (1:10.48)
 16   T Barlow (TVH)        1:17.30  (1:17.29 - 1st woman)
 1255 Lynne Barber          2:10.44  (2:09.32)
 1481 Christine David       2:29.33  (2:28.20)

 DRY HILL 10 miles  Sunday 6th September at Lingfield
 1   P Baksh (Beck)         57.56
 10  J Briggs (Arena 80)    67.08  (1st woman)
 16  David Ready            71.37
 19  Andrew McLauchlan      72.27
 24  Llewellyn Davies       74.07    

 THAMES PATH CHALLENGE 100km  Saturday 12th September  Fulham to Henley
 Bruce McLaren reports:
 "The Thames Path Challenge is a beautiful 100km run following the Thames
 Path from Fulham/ Putney to Henley.  Having done the same run two years ago
 I knew the second half was when the pain started and the last quarter was
 when it gets pretty difficult to continue enjoying the scenery.  I was
 therefore keen to start slowly and maintain a steady pace and be disciplined
 about short walks every 5 km.  I did this, so was surprised to find that I
 had made it to halfway at Runnymede in exactly the same time as two years
 ago.  I felt a lot better than last time as well so was able to set off at a
 decent pace for the second half.  The stretch from Runnymede to Henley is
 beautiful passing through Old Windsor, Windsor (who knew they were so far
 apart?!), Bourne End, Marlow before arriving in Henley and with a nice,
 sunny day running progressed well.  I reached the third major rest point at
 75km still feeling good and keeping a pace below 10 min/ miles sticking to
 my regular 1-2 min walks every so often.  This was when I expected the
 wheels to come off but amazingly everything held together other than a bout
 of cramps in my calves which caused a few unscheduled stops.  After a while
 I learned to be very careful with foot placement and no sudden jolts and
 managed to get through.  I was still holding a decent clip as I came into
 Henley.  This was when I found out my mental maths was getting pretty poor
 as I fatigued as I realised I was on for a sub 10 hours finish, something I
 had ruled out at around the 80km mark.  I tried to lift my pace and crossed
 the line in 9:57.35.  Utterly delighted with the time I was then gobsmacked
 when I was told I had finished 3rd overall - I had no idea what place I was
 in!  The elation is still glowing!" 

 1   S Ionov (unatt)        9:12.48
 3   Bruce McLaren          9:37.35
 7   M Parnham (unatt)     10:27.00  (1st woman)     

 BRISTOL HALF MARATHON  Sunday 13th September
 Megan de Silva made the top twenty in the women's race, but it's not clear
 at the moment whether Marie Synnott-Wells got a place in the over 50
 category. Marie was interviewed just after finishing: Video:. 

 1   M Gachaga (Kenya)      1:01.32
 30  T Omosa (Kenya)        1:13.48
 215 Megan de Silva         1:26.07
 722 Marie Synnott-Wells    1:34.36 

 SURREY BACCHUS MARATHON and HALF MARATHON  Sunday 13th September at Denbies,
 The combination of an attractive course and wine at the refreshment stations
 evidently encouraged some to linger and extend their enjoyment...

 1   R McDowell (Herc W)    2:53.08  (chip time 2:53.08)
 8   Richard Kennedy        3:29.57  (3:29.56)
 13  T Ranson (Spring)      3:46.10  (3:46.08 - 1st woman)

 Half Marathon
 1   S Farmer (Serp)        1:19.19  (chip time 1:19.19)
 14  L Whitaker (Winch)     1:41.10  (1:41.05 - 1st woman)
 124 Ali Kennedy            2:01.01  (2:00.18)
 207 Tom Reay               2:11.03  (2:10.40) 
 396 Kirsty Bangham         2:31.58  (2:31.15)
 536 Rachel Revett          2:51.32  (2:50.48)
 554 Clive Naish            2:54.05  (2:53.21)
 657 Ashleigh Ferris        3:10.30  (3:09.10)
 658 Jane Craigie-Payne     3:10.30  (3:09.11)      

 ERIDGE PARK 10 miles TRAIL CHALLENGE  Sunday 13th September at Tunbridge
 According to the race website, this is "a privileged and unique chance to
 run on a traffic-free course over private land through an historic deer park
 and ancient woodland. With stunning views, your run will take in country
 estate former carriageways, three beautiful lakes, a Saxon hill fort  topped
 with a Victorian folly and a number if natural springs. The hilly 10 mile
 (approximately!) one lap course is on tracks, grass and woodland trails -
 normally delightfully muddy in places - and some sections are steep, rutted
 and narrow." 

 1   B Cole (Ton)           1:03.26
 7   L Reid (Ton)           1:11.33  (1st woman)
 9   Mark Herbert           1:12.49
 151 Lee Davies             1:34.50
 206 Ellen Clague           1:42.14
 219 Michelle Davies        1:43.36
 273 Mike White             1:49.40 

 VILNIUS MARATHON and HALF MARATHON  Sunday 13th September in Lithuania
 1   T Metafaria (Eth)      2:26.40
 43  L Bliujiene (Lith)     3:06.08  (1st woman)
 778 Deborah Blakemore      5:02.56

 Half Marathon 
 1   V Dopolskas (Lith)     1:07.26
 14  M Vilcinskaite (Lith)  1:19.23  (1st woman)
 177 Simon Burrell          1:34.21

 CLAPHAM COMMON 10km  Sunday 13th September
 1   C Pollock (unatt)      37.13 
 12  Daniel Chiechi         43.50
 73  Prelini Chiechi        57.32

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th September
 Eirin McDaid was first across the line at sub-17 minutes.

 1   Eirin McDaid           16.53
 33  A Casey (Herc W)       21.24  (1st woman)
 36  Steve Aikin            21.41
 61  Tomas Sterner          22.52
 71  Matt Aikin             23.28
 85  Amrut Sharma           24.19
 100 Daniel Rushby          25.06
 106 John Hobson            25.16
 113 James Rushby           25.33
 122 Michael Sikora         25.45
 152 Leeanne Bryce          26.54
 165 Andrew Brown           27.31
 167 Philippa Kitchen       27.33
 201 Rob Kitchen            28.43
 212 Deepa Sharma           29.08
 256 Bronwen Northmore      31.14   
 257 Val Lowman             31.17
 258 Wendy Fisher           31.24
 272 Tony Clark             31.54
 308 Martin Clark           36.01
 315 Pat Hewlett            39.25
 325 Carol Aikin            43.32

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th September
 1   D O'Brien (unatt)      18.55
 6   Daniel Chiechi         21.17 
 16  M Hunt (BeaRCat)       22.14  (1st woman)
 25  James Barber           23.12
 33  Josie Kearey           23.32
 34  Kevin Kearey           23.33
 42  Chris Brook            23.49
 43  Paul Wapshott          23.52
 52  Kate Brook             24.32
 78  Jonny Brook            26.55
 80  Rachel Allen           27.05 
 104 Christine David        30.45
 105 Lynne Barber           30.49
 106 Stacey Barber          30.50    
 108 Cindy Croucher         30.52
 109 Louise Wapshott        31.07
 111 Hilary Thomson         31.43
 112 Tracey Small           31.49
 115 Penny Merrett          31.54 

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th September
 1    G Corcoran (K&P)      16.08
 32   A McDonell (unatt)    19.12  (1st woman)
 71   Euan Sinclair         20.07
 94   Richard Kennedy       20.29
 110  Sacha Kennedy         20.49
 151  Sophie Spink          21.31
 251  Chris Wright          22.42
 554  Kirsty Bangham        26.08
 629  Ashleigh Ferris       27.05
 828  Mary Hickson          29.53       
 1109 Wally Garrod          39.19
 1142 John Hanscomb         44.31

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th September
 Kris Davidson finished third this week.

 1   J Drabble (unatt)      18.10
 3   Kris Davidson          18.56
 14  S Hutton (unatt)       21.56  (1st woman)
 33  Luke Maguire           24.50
 41  Paula Maguire          27.01
 42  Julian Holden          27.10
 48  Vanessa McConkey       28.51
 49  Deborah Blakemore      28.52
 50  Lorna Smith            28.53
 55  Sarah Hovell           29.56
 75  Oliver Beal            32.34
 76  Louise Beal            32.34
 85  Wyn Williams           41.52 

 PARKE parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th September
 Jonathan Smith finished second.

 1   R Hart (Torbay)        18.33
 2   Jonathan Smith         19.24
 19  C Olford (unatt)       23.10  (1st woman)

 OXFORD parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th September
 Peter Haarer was first home in his local parkrun debut.

 1   Peter Haarer           17.03
 11  H Greenwood (Kidling)  19.24  (1st woman)

 BLACK PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th September
 Lydia Louw was third in the women's section.

 1   M Crabtree (Gade V)    16.38
 31  C Williams (Hill)      20.42  (1st woman)
 49  Lydia Louw             21.29

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 5th September
 1   W Bath (unatt)         18.32
 9   A Johnson (Dartford)   20.19  (1st woman)
 19  Chris Camacho          21.33
 21  Kabir Sait             21.39
 27  Adam Wright            22.16
 56  Chris Cato             23.56
 72  Jo Sinton-Hewitt       25.56
 107 Nathaniel Bond         30.08
 131 Afrah Sait             36.55    

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 5th September)
 Exeter Riverside: 58 Mike White 24.46
 Brockwell, Herne Hill: 13 James Whistler 19.18
 Wormwood Scrubs: 34 Phil Jackson 24.56
 Horsham: 14 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.20,  22 Duncan Mallison 20.06
 Bournemouth: 328 Eugenio Carmo 32.23
 Wimbledon Common: 213 Tom Reay 26.25
 Upton Court: 99 Colette Doran 42.24
 Southsea: 108 Alan Davidson 24.57
 Bracknell: 173 Deirdre Inman 35.12
 Clair: 19 Nick Fordham 22.29,  80 Peter Fordham 28.44
 Bognor Regis: 57 David Rowe 27.39,  112 Sharon Rowe 38.17

 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 6th September
 Poppy Jensen and Lydia Louw finished 1-2 in the girls' section.

 1   J Poncia (SMR)          7.17
 4   Euan Sinclair           7.30
 9   Poppy Jensen            7.42  (1st girl)
 10  Lydia Louw              7.46  
 63  Matthew Beal            9.45
 88  Eilidh Sinclair        10.14
 93  Oliver Beal            10.21
 146 Isla Sinclair          11.32

 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 6th September
 1   P Kullar (WSEH)         7.36
 7   E Jones (Brack)         8.04  (1st girl)
 133 Connor Scally          15.16
 134 James Ricketts         15.18

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 12th September
 Dave Locke was visiting from Australia but unfortunately missed the start by
 a couple of minutes.

 1   S O'Connor (Sydney)    16.46
 5   Lars Lundqvist         18.33
 11  John Shaw              19.33
 17  Bill Neely             20.26
 20  Peter Weir             20.35
 22  Peter Faull            20.37
 25  John Hobson            20.48
 38  Steve Aikin            21.55
 46  P Woodward Gentle (un) 22.27  (1st woman)       
 61  Matt Aikin             23.15
 73  Elisa Ferrua           23.46  
 89  Alberto Esguevillas    24.32    
 107 Daniel Rushby          25.13
 109 Simon Taylor           25.21 
 120 James Rushby           25.51
 145 Michael Sikora         26.48
 150 Andrew Brown           27.03
 177 Ally Salisbury         27.56
 200 David Locke            28.54
 203 Vanessa McConkey       28.57   
 281 Wendy Fisher           32.56
 298 Penny Merrett          34.19
 311 Sam Rushby             36.03
 313 Martin Clark           36.36
 328 Bev Ali                42.21  

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 12th September
 Nick Twomey finished second.

 1   P Lowe (Strag)         17.17
 2   Nick Twomey            18.16
 3   S Kinsella (Strag)     18.59  (1st woman)
 16  Kevin Kearey           21.50
 21  Lee Davies             23.20
 29  Phil Jackson           24.00   
 33  Paul Wapshott          24.17
 47  Josie Kearey           24.56
 54  Ann Kearey             25.08
 61  Mel Davison            25.46    
 79  Lynne Barber           28.16
 81  Tony Clark             28.27
 82  Rob Curtis             28.28
 83  Becky Hall             28.28
 105 Stacey Barber          32.20    
 106 Christine David        32.20 
 107 Cindy Croucher         32.21
 109 Tracey Small           32.51
 110 Su Clark               32.53
 111 Tamsin Burland         32.54 
 116 Deirdre Inman          33.45        

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 12th September
 1    A Jackson (Sitt)      16.45
 6    Ted Mockett           17.31 
 17   K Brown (SMR)         18.26  (1st woman)
 106  Sacha Kennedy         21.11
 468  Sarah-Kim Holland     26.11
 536  Ellen Van Keulen      26.58
 887  Paul Sinton-Hewitt    33.06
 1017 Kirsty Bangham        41.11
 1033 John Hanscomb         44.55

 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km  Saturday 12th September
 Another first place for Eirin McDaid, this time at Gunnersbury.

 1   Eirin McDaid           16.40
 7   R Ponder (West 4)      18.09  (1st woman)

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 12th September
 Grace Munro was runner-up in the women's section.

 1   W Palmer (unatt)       19.34
 12  A Palmer (unatt)       22.33  (1st woman)
 16  Grace Munro            23.25 
 26  Julian Holden          26.16
 67  Wyn Williams           41.11

 FOREST OF DEAN parkrun 5km  Saturday 12th September
 Marc Snaith finished third.

 1   Unknown                18.35
 3   Marc Snaith            18.47 
 14  C Fowler (F of Dean)   21.46  (1st woman)

 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km  Saturday 12th September
 Lydia Louw was the leader in the women's section.

 1   P Rooprai (Thames T)   17.04
 6   Lydia Louw             21.38  (1st woman)

 MAIDENHEAD parkrun 5km  Saturday 12th September
 Nick Wright finished second.

 1   A Sutton (Reading)     18.13
 2   Nick Wright            18.16 
 20  E Maggs (unatt)        22.26  (1st woman) 

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 12th September)
 Woodhouse Moor: 174 Mike White 26.55
 Crissy Field: 22 Fiona Pugh 26.01
 Fountains Abbey: 28 Chris Wright,  86 Mary Hickson 28.54
 Kingston: 14 Iain Wilson 20.02,  24 Chris Camacho 21.47
 Bournemouth: 194 Eugenio Carmo 29.02
 Nonsuch: 363 Jackie Dunkley 29.46
 Llyn Llech Owain: 91 Colette Doran 41.36
 Bexley: 249 Cilla Pettersson 33.18
 Telford: 84 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.13
 Hove Promenade: 20 Nick Fordham 21.37,  85 Peter Fordham 27.41
 Bognor Regis: 10 David Rowe 20.20,  131 Sharon Rowe 37.21

 MOORMEAD JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 13th September
 1   R King (unatt)          7.30
 5   I King (unatt)          8.26  (1st girl)
 10  Matthew Beal            9.24
 17  Oliver Beal            10.18
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