*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 472 31st March 2016 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Carol Aikin wins the Clutton Cup 10 miles handicap * Fastest times by Nick Twomey / Ian Kenton and Wiebke Kortum * Ranelagh women finish 23rd in the SEAA 6-stage relay, men's team incomplete in their 12-stage * Jonathan Smith wins the Spendlove Cup club 20 miles championship * Megan de Silva runs 83.37 Half Marathon * Steve Whitehead finishes 3rd in the Dash for the Splash 10km * M85 world records for Ed Whitlock * Gill Sanders finishes 2nd in the African Triathlon Championship * Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap this Saturday * Club Subscriptions and England Athletics Registration are both due on April 1st * Get your entry in for the Richmond Half Marathon or please volunteer to help * Free sports massage from Lara Werrett ATTENTION PLEASE **************** SUBSCRIPTIONS and ENGLAND ATHLETICS REGISTRATION... ...for 2016-17 are now due. The club membership fee includes the England Athletics registration fee and despite the increase in the England Athletics registration fee to £13, 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. Preferred method of payment is by Bank Transfer: our account is at HSBC, sort code 40-23-29, account number 81109847; please add a message, for example SubscriptionJSmith. A Standing Order form is available from our website here: . Alternatively post a cheque to Membership Secretary, Ranelagh Harriers, 135a Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AA or leave it in an envelope at the clubhouse. For any queries, e-mail the Membership Secretary email@example.com. The latest version of the United Kingdom Athletics (UKA) Rules for Competition 2016 are to be launched on 1st April. These include important changes regarding compulsory athlete registration in competitions held under UKA Rules. It is important that all club members are aware of this and the associated guidance. The essence is that participants in races held under UKA rules must be registered and have paid their annual registration fee in advance of entering events. These include championship races and other races such as road events organised under UKA rules. The rules cover club members from the under 13 age group upwards. Race applications will include the requirement for individual's England Athletics registration number. Club subscriptions and the E.A. registration fees are both due on 1st April. Please pay your membership subscription promptly. The club cannot pay your registration fee unless you have paid your subscription. If you are not registered you might not be eligible to compete in championships or other events under UKA rules. For more information see www.englandathletics.org/athlete-registration. BAKER CUP 3 miles ROAD HANDICAP Saturday 2nd April in Richmond Park A couple of weeks after our longest handicap race comes our shortest - the Baker Cup 3 miles road race, held on the closed roads in the centre of the Park, starting and finishing near White Lodge. Start time 3pm. Suitable for all ages, please register at the clubhouse by 2.30pm, rather than at the start if you possibly can. The Baker Cup will go to the handicap winner and there is also the Jack Ellicock Trophy for the first junior to finish in the handicap. THE JOGLE This comes from Facebook - more details to follow: "Whilst you were busy scoffing chocolate and sheltering from the weather, Michelle Davies, Verka Lafeuille and Mark Herbert were busy setting a record for the fastest mixed team to run from John O'Groats to Lands End. Their team of 12 covered the 874 miles in less than 5 days! Great work folks!" Team member Henry Hudson adds: "We smashed it! We are now the fastest mixed relay team to run the length of the U.K. from John o' Groats to Land's End. Our new record is about 4 days and 15 hours (tbc), beating the old record by 15 hours. With your support, we have raised over £10,000 for Mind and the Shooting Star Hospice." RANELAGH HARRIERS RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Our own Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 1st May and entries are coming in steadily. Over a thousand names are already on the list, including 60 from Ranelagh. Details:. If you're not planning to run, we'll need plenty of help on the day - see below. HELP FOR THE RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 1st May Volunteer Co-Ordinator Tamsin Burland writes: "With time still for a late rush, the entry list is up to about a thousand, including 60 from Ranelagh. It's great to see so many RH taking part, but it underlines the necessity for as many as possible of the rest of us to volunteer to help in some capacity on the day. We need marshals to direct the runners, people to man the water stations, helpers at the start and finish and so on. Tamsin Burland is our volunteer co-ordinator. Here is her appeal: "As always, we are looking for 80+ helpers to make the event a success. If you are thinking of helping, I'd be very grateful if you could let me know as soon as possible, including the following information in your reply: 1 Time you are available (we need help from around 7.30am through to midday, but you don't have to be available for the whole time) 2. Preferred jobs / locations, if any. 3. Whether you have transport and would be willing to move between posts. 4. Your mobile phone number (even if you've supplied it to me before)." The race is still a month away, but Tamsin needs to be planning now. If you can help, contact Tamsin firstname.lastname@example.org . FULLERS THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles Sunday 17th April at Chiswick This will be the first race in our 2016 Ranelagh Grand Prix series. 9am start. Unfortunately the entry limit of 750 has been reached, but about 40 from Ranelagh are in the start list. Details:. LADIES BEGINNERS COURSE Cindy Croucher writes: "The 2016 Ladies Beginners Course will be led by Deborah again, starting on Tuesday 24th May. Please spread the word and share the link ranelaghbeginners.wordpress.com. It is still only £10 so please let friends, colleagues, neighbours and the world know!" WIMBLEDON COMMON WEDNESDAY EVENING TRAIL SERIES Andy Bickerstaff writes: "The Wimbledon Common Trial Series is back for its third year. The dates are the first Wednesday evenings of May, June and July i.e. the 4th, 1st and 6th. Everyone seemed to enjoy it last year so I've kept the format the same, two 5 milers with the third race an 8 mile two lapper. Each is: £10/£12 affiliated/unaffiliated. There is a big discount for entering all three races in advance of the first one here: and you can enter individual races from links on that page. All three races: £22/£28 affiliated/unaffiliated." RICHMOND 10k Sunday 19th June 9am start Rick Jenner writes: "This year our 10k takes place on 19th June and entries to the race are now open here:. Last year we had over 100 Harriers running! We'll also be looking for people to help on the day again so even if you can't run please note the date. This year we're also raising money for Peter Wright's treatment. Please consider making a donation when entering - there is an option to do this via Sportsystems." NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB Our annual "Mini Mob Match" against The Stragglers will be incorporated with the Crane Park parkrun 5km on Saturday 11th June. All welcome. McLEOD CUP and WOMEN'S PERFORMANCE AWARD The race for the men's season-long points competition for the McLeod Cup is going all the way to the wire. With only the Baker Cup to come, Stewart Anderson leads Nick Twomey by a single point, 1282 to 1281. In the women's competition, Ellen Clague has broken clear and is home and dry on 1261 points, over a hundred clear of Rebecca Northmore. Full scoreboard is here:. STRAGGLERS / RANELAGH JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES The summer series of junior handicap races has become a joint enterprise between Stragglers and Ranelagh, and this year we are hosting two of the events from our clubhouse. The rest take place at the Hawker Centre. The races are all on Thursday evenings and are open to all under 18s. Registration is at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Dates and organisers are shown below. Full details, including parental consent forms, are here.. Thursday 21st April (Stragglers) Thursday 19th May (Ranelagh) Thursday 9th June (Stragglers) Thursday 23rd June (Stragglers) Thursday 14th July (Ranelagh) Thursday 1st September (Stragglers) THE 23rd TH&H PARKLAND RELAYS Wednesday 25th May at 7pm in Richmond Park Peter Fordham writes: "I am again organising the men's entries for the annual Parkland Relays in Richmond Park. This is one of the best summer events in the area, where 100 teams from the major clubs in the area compete in a 4-leg relay of about 2.9 miles. It starts at Spankers Hill Wood and near to Pen Ponds car park. Last year we put up three teams, with our 'A' team coming a creditable 9th overall. Let's see if we can beat the turnout and positions this year. As demand from clubs is high, please let me know as soon as possible if you can run, so that I can secure team entries." Contact Peter at email@example.com. There is also a women's relay over 3 laps of the same course. Anyone interested in taking part please contact Becky or Phil firstname.lastname@example.org . CAROLA RICHTER... ...writes from Melbourne: "It's always great to read the Ranelagh Harriers news even after over five and half years in Melbourne. The list of races is now so much longer than it was years ago. But some of the old suspects like Bushy Park and Richmond Half are still going strong. I'm very jealous of all the running events that are going on, mob matches and road running. Running clubs here in Melbourne are more focused on Athletics/ Track events from my experience and Road Running events are quite expensive compared to the UK. I have finally managed to get a ticket into the Boston Marathon this year through a qualifying time. This will complete my mission of running all Major Marathons. I'll be travelling to Boston from 14th- 19th of April and wonder if anyone from the blue Harrier team will be travelling to Boston too. Would be nice to have some company as I will be travelling on my own. We had quite a hot summer here in Melbourne with temperatures that are way too hot for Marathon training (35-40 and more) but hey...what's the saying 'What doesn't kills you makes you stronger.' I can now show off a runner's tan, brown arms and legs and the rest is white. Too much sun isn't good for you anyway. If anyone wants to get in contact with me I can be contacted via email@example.com or find me on Facebook. Keep running and keep up all the hard training sessions guys." FREE SPORTS MASSAGE Lara Werrett writes: "I'm currently studying for a Diploma in Soft Tissue and Remedial Therapy and need to do 100 hours of massage and would like to offer my services to anyone looking for a massage. I'm happy to do home visits, have people at my house or bring my couch to any Ranelagh events. Marathon runners, post marathon massage would be a good treat for your legs !! It's all free as I'm studying !! Anyone interested please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or 07786015342." 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 2nd April Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap in Richmond Park. All members welcome, register on the day. Supper and Prize Presentations at the Roebuck Sunday 17th April Thames Towpath 10 miles at Chiswick. 9am start. Details: Sunday 24th April London Marathon Sunday 1st May Ranelagh Harriers Richmond Half Marathon. See above. 5km parkruns every Saturday at 9am and 2km junior parkruns weekly or monthly on Sundays. Venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.com WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** CLUTTON CUP 10 miles HANDICAP Saturday 19th March in Richmond Park The Clutton Cup usually attracts the smallest field amongst our handicap races, and this year was no exception. The South of England Road Relays turned out to be on the same weekend, as well as a multitude of Half Marathons and other road races. The result was a muster of only 19, with the limit runner Annemarie Goodridge having a start of almost an hour over the day's scratch man Ian Kenton. Annemarie remained at the head of the drawn-out procession for all of her first lap, but the tipsters' choice Carol Aikin was making steady progress, and it seemed certain that she would catch Annemarie - but would she hold off the rest of the field? The onlookers thought so, but Carol was less convinced. She ran the second lap certain that a gang of pursuers were hot on her heels and about to swoop. They were not. In fact no-one got within two and a half minutes of Carol as she stuck doggedly to her task and deservedly won her first club trophy. Second place went to Mike Peace, who always gets fit at this time of year as the London Marathon approaches. Ken Powley points out that in the past twenty years, Mike has won the Clutton Cup twice, has been second four times, and third four times - a quite remarkable record. Third today was Nick Twomey who together with Ian Kenton ran the joint fastest time of the day with 59.32. Ken adds: "Anyone who saw the sheer speed of each of them at the halfway point and at the finish will have no doubt why they both achieved their best ever age-graded performances. Extraordinary that they ran identical times." Steve Aikin couldn't quite make it two podium places for the Aikins, but in fourth place he led home a steady stream of runners, indicating another good job by handicapper Angus. Behind Nick and Ian in the fastest times list was Mark Herbert on 63.42, while the top three women were Wiebke Kortum 75.35, Ellen Clague 75.56 and Marion Rayner 88.10 (just one second faster than Carol Aikin!). H'cap H'cap Actual Speed Time Allow Time Order 1 Carol Aikin (L) 45.11 43.00 88.11 13 2 Mike Peace 47.45 29.40 77.25 9 3 Nick Twomey 48.42 10.50 59.32 1 4 Stephen Aikin 50.18 28.10 78.28 11 5 Alberto Esguevillas 50.42 24.30 75.12 6 6 Umberto Grieco 50.45 39.10 89.55 15 7 Louise Piears (L) 50.49 38.00 88.49 14 8 Marion Rayner (L) 51.10 37.00 88.10 12 9 Tom Reay 51.20 41.40 93.00 17 10 Annemarie Goodridge (L) 51.30 61.20 112.50 19 11 Ian Kenton 51.52 7.40 59.32 1 12 Mark Herbert 52.22 11.20 63.42 3 13 Phil Roberts 52.52 25.20 78.12 10 14 Chris Bundhun 53.16 14.50 68.06 4 15 Stewart Anderson 53.30 15.00 68.30 5 16 Wiebke Kortum (L) 54.25 21.10 75.35 7 17 Andy Hayward 55.18 35.20 90.38 16 18 Ellen Clague (L) 55.46 20.10 75.56 8 19 Tamsin Burland (L) 57.43 39.10 96.53 18 SOUTH OF ENGLAND ROAD RELAYS Sunday 20th March at Cyclopark, Gravesend, Kent. Phil Aiken reports on the women's race: "Following yet another spat between Mick Bromilow of Marshall Milton Keynes and the South of England Athletic Association, the SEAA women's 6 Stage Road Relays and the men's 12 Stage found a new home just outside Gravesend, beside the A2. Cyclopark is a closed road cycle facility so is not only traffic free, but also pedestrian (and dog and children) free. New to the SEAA relays this year were two 'long' legs for the women's race (consisting of three laps of the course, 7.2km in total), an 'innovation' introduced last year at the National Road Relays (though, as the men split their 12 legs evenly between 'long' and 'short' legs, it was asked why the women didn't have three 'long' legs and three 'short' legs). The remaining four 'short' legs were over two laps of the circuit (4.8km). In practice, each lap was 250m shorter than advertised. Built on a deceptive slope, each lap dropped away from the start only to loop back up with a couple of deceptive kicks, before a short descent back to the changeover. The format of multiple laps and the layout of the circuit meant it was very spectator friendly. Two years ago Ranelagh fielded just one team of six. Last year, the number of runners had risen to nine. This year, we almost had two full teams, so only Suzy was required to run a second leg, once I'd agreed with the race referee that the B team would be non-scoring. For some reason, the B team shows in the results with four undeclared runners. I can only assume that Graham Fecitt, who produced the results, had entered Becky's and Emma's names before being told the news and promptly thought of his surname before moving on to the next team. Suzy Whatmough and Becky Hall set the Ranelagh A and B balls rolling, respectively finishing 24th and 27th, positions which would vary little over the next couple of hours. Marie Synnott-Wells and Emma Wellham took over the non-existent baton for leg 2, Emma looking much happier (the smile was back!) than on her last appearance, sliding around Donington Park. The best performance of the day came from Natalie Thomas, who placed 10th on leg 3 and lifted the A team up to 22nd place. For the B team, Amy Sillitoe showed that she's quicker than she thinks and without canine assistance. The final three legs for the A team saw Julia Bailey, Wiebke Kortum and Becky Northmore each be the 24th quickest on their leg (matching Suzy's performance on the opener) with the team settled in 23rd position. Running again for the B team, Suzy gained four places on leg 4 to 29th. Marilyn Horne, returning from surgery, held onto this position before Clare Fowler, recently arisen from her sick bed, closed out the B team with a sharp final leg, the third quickest of our eight short legs, gaining 28th place in the process. At the pointy end of the race, the usual frenetic pace of the opening leg saw the two fastest times of the day set for the short leg, Lizzy Janes's 14:43 giving Herts Phoenix a four second lead over Bedford County. But with no other runners, both clubs were one and done, so Highgate assumed the lead which they were to retain throughout and, with the exception of leg 5, never looked like relinquishing it. Cambridge & Coleridge may be unfamiliar to those concerned with what happens within the borders of Surrey but, as the reigning South of England 4 Stage Relay champions and with all six members of the team (including four top 50 finishers) earning Cambridgeshire or Suffolk county vests at the Inter Counties Cross Country in Birmingham the previous week, their second place finish should not be too much of a surprise. Breaking into the top three after the day's first long leg on stage 2, they comfortably defended the silver medal position over the final three legs. Stage 2 saw the stand-out performance of the day. South London's Steph McCall has been the leading Surrey runner from late summer and her 6th place finish in the Inter Counties led Surrey to a team bronze. It was a performance which earned her an England vest in the Home Countries International in Scotland, where she finished 4th. Suffering no ill effects of either the race or the journey, she recorded the fastest time for the long leg with 22.00. This was, in fact, quicker even than the fastest time for the short leg. Aldershot, Farnham & District had none of their international stars, but they still had talent aplenty on show. Bryony Proctor, 13th in Birmingham for Kent, barely held off Steph McCall on leg 2 but gained 11 places as Aldershot rose to 5th. Surrey's 3rd finisher in Birmingham, Katie Bingle, narrowed the gap on third placed Thames Valley Harriers after leg 4, a position overturned on the next leg by Gabi Eglen, who narrowly missed out on a team medal in Birmingham. Former English Schools champion, Amy Griffiths, ensured last year's winners would go home with the bronze medal. Women 1 Highgate Harriers 1:46.37 2 Cambridge & Coleridge AC 1:48.00 3 Aldershot, Farnham & Dist AC 1:49.34 23 Ranelagh Harriers 'A' 2:03.53 Suzy Whatmough 24 17.25 Marie Synnott-Wells 26 27.10 Natalie Thomas 22 16.21 Julia Bailey 23 26.24 Wiebke Kortum 23 18.38 Rebecca Northmore 23 17.55 28 Ranelagh Harriers 'B' 2:12.59 Becky Hall 27 17.41 Emma Wellham 29 28.52 Amy Sillitoe 33 21.07 Suzy Whatmough 29 27.44 Marilyn Horne 29 20.01 Clare Fowler 28 17.34 It has been some years since a Ranelagh men's team took part in the Southern 12 stage - probably not since the good old days when the start and finish was on Wimbledon Common and the unofficial race HQ was the Crooked Billet pub. So it was good to see the club represented again this year, even if with an incomplete team. 'Long' stages alternated with 'short' and Carl Assmundson was sent out to do battle for Ranelagh on the opening 'long' stage. Against tough opposition Carl finished a good 18th in 20.48 and, keeping up the Scandinavian connection, handed over to Lars Lundqvist. Lars inevitably lost a few places but his 15.42 was the fastest of our 'short' leg runners. Peter Haarer, despite a nifty 22.01 on stage 3 couldn't halt the drift backwards. Vaughan Ramsay, Nick Twomey and Alex Morgan came next, by which time we were back in 30th place - and there we stayed for our remaining two legs from Nick Impey and Richard Holme. It was good to stick our toe into the relay water again, and maybe next year we will be more competitive. Men 1 Shaftesbury Barnet AC 3:19.30 2 Aldershot, Farnham & Dist AC 3:19.44 3 Highgate Harriers 3:21.05 nf Ranelagh Harriers Carl Assmundson 18 20.48 Lars Lundqvist 24 15.42 Peter Haarer 25 22.01 Vaughan Ramsay 27 16.44 Nick Twomey 29 22.54 Alex Morgan 30 16.11 Nick Impey 30 22.47 Richard Holme 30 16.52 FINCHLEY 20 miles (incl Spendlove Cup club 20 miles championship) Sunday 13th March at Ruislip Here's a more complete result than that shown in the last e-news: 1 J Poole (Serp) 1:48.57 (chip time 1:48.57) 29 Jonathan Smith 2:08.58 (2:08.49) 34 Rick Jenner 2:10.40 (2:10.31) 76 L Ashe (Metros) 2:17.04 (2:16.55 - 1st woman) 178 Kevin Knowles 2:38.51 (2:38.27) 181 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 2:39.38 (2:38.47) 248 Paul Gilbert 2:52.20 (2:51.35) 271 Paul Hodges 2:55.28 (2:53.28) 304 Heather Martingell 3:02.25 (3:01.49) 418 Penny Merrett 3:50.48 (3:49.21) DASH FOR THE SPLASH 10km Sunday 28th February on Wimbledon Common Steve Whitehead finished third and first veteran, while Alex Morgan was 7th. 1 M Jones (TH&H) 36.10 3 Steve Whitehead 36.44 7 Alex Morgan 40.14 17 J Shillington (TH&H) 43.08 (1st woman) THAMES RIVERSIDE 20 miles Sunday 6th March 1 N Smeaton (Clap C) 1:57.43 13 R Penfold (Fulham) 2:15.45 (1st woman) 207 Deepa Sharma 3:39.58 BATH HALF MARATHON Sunday 13th March While Carl Selya-Hammer was delighted with his 73.51 PB, winner Robert Mbithi was less happy. Video:. RALPH STREET... ...won a 1500m track race in Nunawading, Australia on 15th March in a personal best of 3:58.4. Ralph has now completed his six months stint in Australia as an Orienteering coach, and is back in the UK. CANADIAN MASTERS INDOOR TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March in Toronto, Canada The amazing Ed Whitlock goes on and on...a couple of weeks after celebrating his 85th birthday Ed notched up his first world records in his new age group...wearing his favourite Ranelagh vest. Ed writes: "I'm not 100% fit yet, in fact quite a bit short still, but better than I have been in quite a while which is fortunate having just turned 85. Had a good weekend at the Canadian Masters indoor champs. The Ranelagh vest does OK. Hoping I can keep things together this year. Congrats on another perfect mob match year." The 3000m came first, and Ed ran 13:41.96 to knock a full two minutes off the previous M85 world record. The following day he beat the 1500m record by 40 seconds with 6:38.87, notching up a cool 100.85% age-graded score (the 3000m had been worth a mere 97.06%!). He also turned out on the anchor leg for the Ontario team in the M70 4 x 400m relay. They won in 6:02.70, but Ed's individual time is not recorded. Photos:. LISBON HALF MARATHON Sunday 20th March 1 S Kitwara (Kenya) 59.47 (chip time 59.44) 31 R Aga (Ethiopia) 1:09.16 (1:09.14 - 1st woman) 4461 Heather Martingell 1:58.01 (1:55.32) 7790 Mike White 2:15.22 (2:10.14) 8314 Paul Martingell 2:19.33 (2:18.29) FLEET HALF MARATHON Sunday 20th March Mick Lane was 2nd over 55. 1 M Kallenberg (RAF) 1:07.49 (chip time 1:07.49) 107 M Woodward (RSC) 1:22.49 (1:22.49 - 1st woman) 147 Mick Lane 1:25.16 (1:25.10) 200 Richard Kennedy 1:27.46 (1:27.37) 665 Ian Keith 1:40.21 (1:39.57) 749 Liam Griffin 1:41.59 (1:41.44) HAMPTON COURT PALACE HALF MARATHON Sunday 20th March 1 M Richards (unatt) 1:12.32 (chip time 1:12.32) 99 E Wright (unatt) 1:29.46 (1:29.26 - 1st woman) 377 Chris Cato 1:43.52 (1:38.46) 703 Paul Noel 1:55.17 (1:42.27) 1589 Sally Yau 2:18.57 (1:54.38) 1787 Kirsty Bangham 2:23.58 (2:05.40) 1815 John Herriott 2:24.29 (2:03.26) 2599 Cindy Croucher 2:48.46 (2:30.27) ATU AFRICAN TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday 20th March at Buffalo City, South Africa Representing South Africa, Gill Sanders won the silver medal in the Elite Women's race. 1 M Rabie (RSA) 2:15.03 (swim 22.02, T1 1.36, bike 1:11.21, T2 0.56, run 39.08) 2 Gill Sanders (RSA) 2:17.31 (23.10, 1.43, 1:13.52, 0.56, 37.50) HYDE PARK 10km Sunday 20th March 1 J Mohamed (VP&TH) 34.18 (chip time 34.17) 12 David Ready 38.10 (38.08) EASTLEIGH 10km Sunday 20th March 1 A Hickey (Southend) 29.24 (chip time 29.24) 306 Marc Snaith 41.10 (40.57) CRANLEIGH 21 miles Sunday 20th March 1 F Parkinson (B&B) 2:04.27 15 Nick Wright 2:20.38 30 S Walker (D&MV) 2:25.42 (1st woman) NORTH LONDON HALF MARATHON Sunday 20th March at Wembley 1 J Kemei (Kenya) 1:02.41 (chip time 1:02.41) 9 D Areba (Kenya) 1:14.14 (1:14.14 - 1st woman) 39 James Whistler 1:18.58 (1:18.56) 666 Matt Sowton 1:37.52 (1:37.03) 4076 Phil Jackson 2:13.21 (1:58.15) MAIDENHEAD EASTER 10 miles Friday 25th March 1 P Wicks (Belgrave) 50.26 (chip time 50.26) 31 E Wicks (AFD) 59.13 (59.12 - 1st woman) 87 Mick Lane 64.16 (64.13) 138 Peter Weir 67.14 (67.01) 246 Simon Burrell 73.31 (72.48) 352 Becky Hall 77.40 (77.17) 355 Steve Aikin 77.53 (77.44) 377 Rob Curtis 79.13 (79.05) 391 Karen Weir 79.45 (79.23) 418 Heather Martingell 81.39 (81.09) 550 Carol Aikin 88.47 (88.24) 698 Louise Wapshott 100.39 (99.56) 778 Katie Walton 117.07 (116.23) 779 Deborah Blakemore 117.07 (116.23) CARDIFF HALF MARATHON Sunday 26th March Megan de Silva set a big new PB of 83.37 which jumps her up to 10th on Ranelagh's all-time list. The race incorporated the World Half Marathon Championships in which Mo Farah placed third behind two Kenyans. Eventual winner Geoffrey Kamworor took a heavy fall at the start - here's a runner's eye view of the fall and rapid recovery:. Results below are for the mass start only. They have no club search facility, so there may have been other Ranelagh runners in the race. 1 D Hawkins (Leeds) 1:05.00 (chip time 1:04.58) 39 Jake Waldron (N&EB) 1:11.51 (1:11.47) 60 C Arter (Cardiff) 1:13.19 (1:13.16 - 1st woman) 247 Nick Twomey 1:20.25 (1:20.11) 403 Megan de Silva 1:23.37 (1:23.21) 1208 Marie Synnott-Wells 1:33.49 (1:33.32) 1371 Julia Bailey 1:35.20 (1:35.03) TWO OCEANS 56km Saturday 26th March at Cape Town, South Africa 1 M Fokoroni (Zim) 3:13.33 2475 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 5:32.07 TWO OCEANS HALF MARATHON Saturday 26th March at Cape Town, South Africa 1 N Nkhasi (RSA) 1:03.38 32 I Van Zyl (RSA) 1:13.14 (1st woman) 3154 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 2:08.10 RIVER THAMES SPRING HALF MARATHON Monday 28th March at Walton-on-Thames This was Nick Twomey's second Half Marathon in three days! 1 D Woolmer (Walton) 1:17.28 (chip time 1:17.27) 4 Paul Nicoll 1:22.35 (1:22.35) 26 Nick Twomey 1:29.51 (1:29.50) 31 D Godwin (unatt) 1:30.48 (1:30.44 - 1st woman) 180 Paul Wapshott 1:55.38 (1:55.16) HILLINGDON HALF MARATHON Monday 28th March 1 T Payn (Run Fast) 1:10.55 (chip time 1:10.55) 86 Kevin Knowles 1:43.49 (1:41.05) BEACONSFIELD 5 miles Monday 28th March 1 O Jones (Welsh Anglo) 26.15 254 Pete Warren 49.18 parkrun results... ...showing all PBs, all performances with an age-graded percentage of 65% and above, and all junior results. For full Ranelagh results follow this link:. From this screen you can also access the previous week's Ranelagh results. parkruns Saturday 19th March Richmond Park Kris Davidson 17.48 (77.25%), Dave Lawley 17.57 (73.14% and PB), Mark Herbert 18.25 (71.22%), Megan de Silva 18.38 (79.79% and PB), Peter Faull 19.05 (68.38% and 100th parkrun), Ted Mockett 19.24 (68.81%), Alex Fordham 19.28 (66.27% and PB), John Hobson 21.01 (70.18%), Marie Synnott-Wells 21.02 (80.67%), Jess Harbert 21.03 (72.68% and jnr), Nick Fordham 22.23 (PB and jnr), Cecily Day 22.53 (66.86% and jnr), Ellie Lawley 28.14 (PB), Bronwen Northmore 30.45 (66.94%) Bushy Park Sacha Kennedy 20.09 (79.24% and jnr), Adam Wright 20.48 (67.15), Finlay Sinclair 23.51 (66.18% and jnr) Pollok Park, Glasgow Peter Weir 19.38 (75.13%), Karen Weir 22.54 (67.69%) Wimbledon Common Jonathan Smith 18.11 (71.13% and PB) Eastbourne Rob Curtis 22.01 (PB) Gunnersbury Park Chris Read 22.38 (66.20%) Preston Park Rebecca Northmore 22.19 (66.32%) Crane Park Josie Kearey 24.29 (65.21% and jnr), Ann Kearey 24.36 (65.85%), Claire Warner 26.51 (PB) Osterley Park Niall O'Connor 20.17 (67.79%) Nkomazi, South Africa Paul Sinton-Hewitt 22.19 (68.86%) Studley Park, Kew, Australia Ralph Street 16.36 (77.71%) Tooting Common Phil Jackson 24.33 (68.97%) MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 20th March 1 O Emment (TT Tri) 7.36 14 Oliver Beal 10.02 parkruns Saturday 26th March Richmond Park Jordan Mungovan 17.32 (73.67%), Rick Jenner 18.18 (73.50%), John Hobson 20.45 (71.08%), Peter Weir 20.47 (70.97%), Wiebke Kortum 21.49 (75.02% and PB), Cecily Day 23.24 (65.38% and jnr), Matt Aikin 24.22 (jnr), Daniel Rushby 25.55 (jnr), Bronwen Northmore 30.50 (66.76%), Ben Rushby 32.55 (jnr) Bushy Park Nick Wright 17.43 (76.48%), James Whistler 18.14 (70.75%), Euan Sinclair 20.07 (73.90%, =PB and jnr), Sacha Kennedy 20.42 (77.13% and jnr), Adam Wright 21.20 (65.47%), Finlay Sinclair 24.17 (jnr), Tom Reay 25.52 (66.04%), Jackie Dunkley 29.28 (64.93%) Old Deer Park Kris Davidson 18.35 (73.99%), Tom Bradley 19.01 (70.99% and PB and jnr) Crane Park Kevin Kearey 20.35 (70.53%), Bruce McLaren 21.07 (69.30%), Duncan Mallison 22.53 (250th parkrun), Clare King 23.03 (65.08%), Josie Kearey 25.21 (jnr) Banstead Woods Alberto Esguevillas 21.17 (65.62%) Bury St Edmunds Ted Mockett 19.11 (69.59%) Kesgrave Toby Cooper 19.22 (67.73%) Gnoll Country Park Jonathan Smith 18.22 (70.42%) Ludlow Alex Morgan 19.34 (66.10%) York Phil Jackson 24.42 (68.56%) MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 27th March 1 S Bateman (Comet Tri) 7.45 11 Oliver Beal 10.10 FINALLY... Swiss Marathon runner Gabriela Andersen-Schiess recalls her dramatic finish at the 1984 Olympic Games. Video:. Ranelagh's Priscilla Welch can be spotted a couple of times.