Newsdesk 2016

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 472             31st March 2016
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 *  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
 *  Free sports massage from Lara Werrett

 ...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 aachrisowens@yahoo.co.uk. 

 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

 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
 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."

 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. 

 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
 "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 ranelaghhalfhelpers@hotmail.co.uk .

 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:. 

 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!"

 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
 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

 Our annual "Mini Mob Match" against The Stragglers will be incorporated with
 the Crane Park parkrun 5km on Saturday 11th June. All welcome.

 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:.  

 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
 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 peter_fordham@yahoo.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
 ranelagh.women@gmail.com .  

 ...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
 richtercarola00@googlemail.com or find me on Facebook. Keep running and keep
 up all the hard training sessions guys."

 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 larawerrett881@msn.com or 07786015342." 

 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

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 2nd April           Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap in Richmond
 Park. All members welcome, register on the day.
                                      Supper and Prize Presentations at the

 Sunday 17th April            Thames Towpath 10 miles at Chiswick. 9am start.

 Sunday 24th April            London Marathon

 Sunday 1st May              Ranelagh Harriers Richmond Half Marathon. See

 5km parkruns every Saturday at 9am and 2km junior parkruns weekly or monthly
 on Sundays.
 Venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.com 

 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,
 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

 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.

 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

 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:. 

 ...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. 

 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)

 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) 

 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) 
 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)

 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%)

 Toby Cooper 19.22 (67.73%)

 Gnoll Country Park 
 Jonathan Smith 18.22 (70.42%)

 Alex Morgan 19.34 (66.10%)

 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

 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.