*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 458 17 September 2015 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * 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. ATTENTION PLEASE **************** MOB MATCH COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRTS 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 2HF. NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB 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 can. 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. SUBSCRIPTIONS... ...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 email@example.com. RANELAGH HARRIERS GAZETTE 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. FUNDING FOR JUNIOR HANDICAP 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." TEAS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. CONGRATULATIONS... ...to stats man extraordinary and webmaster Ken Powley who celebrated his 85th birthday this week. 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 email@example.com or call 07718526355." ENGLAND ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS SURVEY 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." CHRISTMAS PARTY 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or add your name to the list in the clubhouse, where you will also find a menu. 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:. 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 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 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, 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 *************** 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 times!" 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. STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES FINAL RACE Thursday 26th August at the 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) Teams 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 Minis 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) VETERANS AC TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 29th August Marie Synnott-Wells won the B race and the W50 title. 1 Marie Synnott-Wells 20:29.88 11 Alan Davidson 24:17.88 CANTERBURY HALF MARATHON Monday 31st August 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) RICHMOND RUNNING FESTIVAL - KEW GARDENS 10km Sunday 6th September 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) RICHMOND RUNNING FESTIVAL - RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 6th September 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) MAIDENHEAD HALF MARATHON Sunday 6th September 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, Dorking The combination of an attractive course and wine at the refreshment stations evidently encouraged some to linger and extend their enjoyment... Marathon 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 Wells 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 Marathon 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 FINALLY... 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