Newsdesk 2016

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 474             29th April 2016
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  
 *  Richard Gregory and Megan de Silva are both victorious in the Thames
     Towpath 10
 *  Men's and women's teams also first
 *  Steve Whitehead and Kris Davidson are the leading vets
 *  Carl Selya-Hammer and Wiebke Kortum are our first finishers in the London
 *  Mike Peace completes his 36th London
 *  Good results in the London Mini Marathon
 *  Hugh Jones receives the John Disley Lifetime Achievement award  
 *  Ranelagh juniors 3rd after the first Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap
 *  Club Subscriptions and England Athletics Registration were both due on
     April 1st
 *  Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon this Sunday (May 1st ) - still time to
     volunteer to help
 *  Sutton 10km is the next GP and League event on May 8th. 

.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. 

 RANELAGH RICHMOND HALF MARATHON  Sunday 1st May, 8.30am start
 This is the third event in our own Road Grand Prix and also the opening
 event in the Surrey Road League. Good luck to our 60+ runners. If you're not
 running, there's still time to volunteer to help in some capacity. Please
 contact Tamsin Burland ranelaghhalfhelpers@hotmail.co.uk . 

 SUTTON 10km  Sunday 8th May
 ...and this is the fourth Grand Prix race and the second Surrey Road League
 race. Entries are still open. Details:. 

 ...to Hugh Jones who at this year's London Marathon became the second
 recipient - after Paula Radcliffe - of the John Disley Lifetime Achievement

 The window for applying for entries into the public ballot runs from May 2nd
 to May 5th. For details see.

 If you think you might qualify as a "Good For Age" entry, see.

 Georgie Bruinvels writes:
 "I am currently studying for a PhD at UCL looking predominantly at iron
 deficiency in athletes, with a particular focus on the female athlete. I am
 looking for any females who may be suffering from iron deficiency to be part
 of a study based at St Mary's University, Twickenham. We have found that
 this is a massively under recognised condition particularly affecting
 females (of all performance levels). The study will involve a number of
 exercise tests (including a VO2 max), followed by full iron replacement
 (this can now be given as a injection, one year's worth of iron safely in
 15-30 mins - we do this regularly) before retesting to see if iron
 replacement increases fitness. Please contact me if you are interested or
 would like to hear more, my email address is georgie.bruinvels.14@ucl.ac.uk. 

 Photos from Stephen Logue here:. One award
 omitted from the report in the last e-news was the President's Prize. The
 recipient was not able to be present but it will go to David Rowntree in
 recognition of completing 25 years in the important post of Hon Treasurer. 

 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:.
 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 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. The first race was last week,
 remaining dates and organisers are shown below. 
 Full details, including parental consent forms, are here:. 

 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. It's open to all and anyone who
 thinks they cannot make it by 7pm can be accommodated on one of the later
 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 here: .  

 Tom Bedford writes:
 "On 18th September 2016 the Richmond Marathon joins the Richmond Half
 Marathon and Kew Gardens 10k in the Richmond Running Festival. Starting
 inside Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the race will tour Richmond's greenest
 borough, and the highlight? Hampton Court Palace! More info:. We would like to offer £3 off to your club
 runners. With their EA registration number that will mean a total of £5 off.
 Password is all caps: RANELAGH."

 Geraldine Brennan writes:
 "Nascent is a new self-learning training program for cyclists and runners.
 Download the free Nascent app in the UK App Store here:) and become a beta tester. What
 does the app do? It measures running and cycling fitness and predicts event
 finishing times. Complete 3 time trials within 8 days.  The trials are only
 3, 7 and 12 minutes long.  Retake the test monthly to see how your fitness
 changes and your event finishing times improve. The completed test shows
 your Fitness Speed and predicts your event finishing times. Have a look here for more information." 

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

 Sunday 1st May              Ranelagh Harriers Richmond Half Marathon. GP and
 Surrey League event. See above.

 Sunday 8th May              Sutton 10km. GP and Surrey League event. Start
 9.30am in Nonsuch Park.  Details:

 Thursday 19th May          Stragglers/Ranelagh Junior Handicap race 2 in
 Richmond Park. See above.

 Wednesday 25th May      Parkland Relays in Richmond Park. See above.

 Sunday 5th June             Dorking 10 miles. GP and Surrey League event,
 includes county championship. 9am start. Details:.   

 Saturday 11th June         Mini Mob Match v The Stragglers incorporated into
 the Crane Park parkrun.

 Sunday 19th June           Richmond 10km. 9am start. 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 or

 FULLERS THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles Sunday 17th April at Chiswick
 We had 38 runners in the ever-popular Towpath 10 - not bad at all
 considering that we had another dozen or so essaying the Brighton Marathon
 on the same day and twice that number readying themselves for the following
 week's "London". Of course, there wouldn't be any doing both...would there?
 Well, yes there would. 

 Richard Gregory was regal today, winning by over a minute, and then went on
 to enjoy a fast and very negative splits "fun run" in London - see the
 report below. Richard's 55.17 was the fastest winning time on this course
 since 2010. Also doubling up was Kris Davidson - a PB 59.41 in 9th place
 today and 2:53 in the Marathon. Splitting Richard and Kris was Steve
 Whitehead on 58.36, and he and Kris were the leading two over 40s. Right
 behind Kris - and with a faster chip time - was James Whistler giving us
 four home in ten and assuring us of the team prizes. Mark Herbert (60.28)
 and Dave Lawley (61.41) were next in - probably a PB for Mark, definitely so
 for Dave. Then came Chris Bundhun, our last finisher before Megan de Silva
 whose 62.48 was a little outside her best but was good enough to give her
 first place in the women's race by the best part of two minutes. Marie
 Synnott-Wells was our next woman home, chased hard by Michelle Davies, both
 just inside 70 minutes. Fourth in for Ranelagh was Heather Martingell,
 another who finished both this race and the London Marathon. The three Ms -
 Megan, Marie and Michelle - ensured that we won the women's team race too.

 This and any Spring Marathon formed the first two races in our 2016 Road
 Grand Prix. Richard Gregory and Kris Davidson are of course top of the Open
 class while Rebecca Northmore and Megan de Silva are joint top of the
 women's section. Full scoreboard here:. There are already over 70 names on
 the list.        

 LONDON MARATHON  Sunday 24th April
 In the days leading up to the 24th, bookies were setting odds on whether
 this might turn out to be the first white London Marathon in its 36 years
 history. It was certainly cold when runners and spectators rolled out of
 their cots on Sunday morning and it was raining a chill and penetrating
 rain. But gradually things brightened up and by the time the very select
 women's elite group was set on its way at 9.15, conditions were pretty good,
 notwithstanding a brief hailstorm after two or three miles had been covered.
 The main field set off in pursuit at 10am bathed in sunshine even if it was
 still not very warm.   

 Both races quickly developed into the now-familiar pattern of an exclusively
 African race at the front and the rest fighting over the minor places. The
 men's pace was furious. London isn't generally reckoned to be the world's
 fastest course, with its twists and turns and frequent headwinds in the
 closing stages, but clearly nobody told Eliud Kipchoge. Unbeaten in a
 Marathon for three years, Kipchoge led a small pack of Kenyans, Ethiopians
 and Eritreans following the world record pace being set by the three
 designated pacemakers. Two of the three didn't last too long but one
 anonymous hero was still there at halfway (61.24) and beyond. A new world
 record of 87.13 for 30km was set by Kipchoge and his one remaining rival
 Stanley Biwott. Kipchoge's 25th mile occupied only 4.39 and that was enough
 to put paid to Biwott's challenge. Kipchoge powered home, his elation in
 winning tempered by the realisation that his finishing time of 2:03.05 was
 just 8 seconds outside the world record. 

 The pace at the head of the women's race was never going to threaten the
 world record - but that comes as no surprise. Today's female marathoners are
 as far away now from Paula Radcliffe's wonderful 2:15.25 than they were on
 the day she ran it back in 2003. Nevertheless, they were not slouching -
 2.19 pace to begin with, before easing back to 70.45 at half way with a
 group of eight still in contention. The decisive moment came at about 35k
 not with a burst for home but with a tangling of legs that put three of the
 lead pack on the floor. Included amongst them was pre-race favourite Mary
 Keitany. She never got back into the race and eventually jogged home in 9th
 place. The worst damage seemed to be to the relatively little-known Kenyan
 Jemima Sumgong who suffered a bad graze to her forehead. Maybe that gave her
 the extra dose of adrenaline she needed, as she quickly made up the lost
 ground and then held off the attack from Ethiopia's Tigist Tufa before
 romping home with five seconds to spare in 2:22.58.    

 For the Ranelagh spectators there was a surprise in store, for the first
 club vest that appeared contained a runner unknown to most of us. However,
 the mystery man clearly meant business, passing through 10km in sub-35
 minutes and halfway in 75.38. This, we later learned, was visiting Kiwi
 Richard Swan. Had his start been perhaps a little over-ambitious? By 25km he
 was beginning to struggle. He held on  to the leading Ranelagh spot through
 to about 32km or 20 miles, but was powerless to hold off the well-oiled
 machine that is Carl Selya-Hammer. Carl has shown fine pace judgement
 before, but today he held a master class. Look at his 5k splits: 18.22,
 18.41, 18.40, 18.39, 18.26, 18.31, 18.29 and 18.39. Then 8.16 for the final
 2 and a bit km carried Carl home in a PB 2:36.43 and he will be rewarded
 with the Winter Cup as the club Marathon champion. "Life goal accomplished.
 Overwhelmed by all the support and kind words," said Carl on Facebook.
 Richard Swan rallied at the end but just failed to break 2.40. 

 Third Ranelagh man home was Richard Gregory, who seemed to be having great
 fun. He pootled along for the opening few miles at what for him was scarcely
 more than jogging pace. As half way approached the brakes started to be
 released and his 5km splits dropped from 21.00 (10-15k) to 20.30 and then
 19.23. He passed half way in 1:27.57 and as he flew past crowds of slower
 runners the 5ks came down to 18.55, 18.22 and finally 17.57 followed by 7.41
 for the run-in. Richard's final time was 2:45.51, a negative split by some 8

 Kris Davidson was looking good at half way and though struggling a bit
 towards the end he should be well pleased with his 2:53.24. Nick Twomey was
 another man who went out hard and was keeping company with Carl through 10k.
 Then "Both hamstrings tightened up at 8 miles but I kept trying as hard as I
 could. Proud to say I kept going and came in sub 3 hours...keep believing
 and you'll keep achieving! Those with any doubt that I didn't give my all
 today will be proven wrong by the fact I ended up in the medical tent after
 finishing! Great support from everyone, absolutely humbled and grateful for
 all the cheering." That was it for sub-3 hours today, though Nick Wright
 missed it by just 38 seconds. Bil Neely was next at 3:19.13, then there were
 eight more men inside 4 hours, some first-timers, some PBs.

 Amongst them was Mike Peace, one of only twelve "ever-presents" who have
 finished all 36 London Marathons. Congratulations Mike! BBC TV's Breakfast
 programme featured the "ever present" story and Mike was on the guest sofa
 on the Wednesday before the race. Other programmes, both radio and TV, then
 picked up on the story and for a few days Mike was quite the media darling.
 Here he is on BBC Sport's "Get Inspired":.
 An interesting race was expected for the Ranelagh women's championship, and
 so it proved. Ellen Clague and Suzy Whatmough set the pace and passed
 through 10k almost together just outside 49 minutes. Wiebke Kortum,
 meanwhile, was happy to bide her time and came through already 90 seconds
 down. In the lead-up to the race Ellen had acquired a shin injury which she
 feared would affect her race. Here she is on Facebook: "Ironically, my shin
 didn't bother me at all; I was feeling good and right on target when at
 around 11 miles my left hamstring suddenly seized up and never got better. I
 seriously considered dropping out around mile 13 but decided to hang on.
 Ended up walking for about 3 miles. It was the longest, most painful test of
 endurance! The crowds were great though and I appreciated all the friendly
 faces encouraging me not to give up! That's the London spirit!" With Ellen
 effectively out of the running, Suzy led through half way two and a half
 minutes clear of Wiebke. But Wiebke had attended the same school of Marathon
 strategy as Carl. She churned out the miles at metronome pace and inexorably
 closed down on Suzy, who was beginning to struggle. By 35km the fight was
 over and Wiebke strode on to cross the line in 3:33.58. Here are her 5km
 splits: 25.28, 25.11, 25.36, 25.39, 25.31, 25.20, 25.18 and (her fastest!),
 25.10. Here's Wiebke: "Thanks everyone for the fantastic support today.
 Whenever my mind and body were weakening another friendly face appeared.
 Feeling very grateful. Lots of love - this has been an especially happy day
 for me". 

 Suzy finished in 3:42.26 and had the consolation of setting a big PB.
 Heather Martingell was next home, missing 4 hours by a frustrating 3
 seconds. "A runner took me out on Narrow Street," she said."I ended up flat
 on my face. Spectators helped me back to my feet. A kiss from Kirsty's mum
 and dad helped me back on my way. Battered and bruised but finished. Thanks
 to all support out there on the course". Ellen made it home a few minutes
 later and then came Lindsey Simmons and Karima Graham.

 There was a record 39,104 finishers out of 39,523 starters.

 Ranelagh was well represented in the Mini Marathon with at least fifteen
 taking part in the various age groups. Izzy Atkins was the highest placed,
 6th in the Girls Under 15, with Sacha and Léonie Kennedy and Josie Kearey
 chasing her home. Izzy's brother Greg was 22nd in the Boys Under 17 and Tom
 Bradley was 62nd. Lydia Louw and Poppy and Maisie Jensen ran in the Girls
 Under 13 race, while Euan Sinclair and Kabir Sait competed in the Boys Under
 13. We had four runners in the Girls Under 17, with Jess Harbert 13th,
 Hannah Keating 36th, Cecily Day 43rd and Ellie Luxmoore 81st.

 DERWENT DAMBUSTER 10 miles  Saturday 16th April
 1   M Sedgewick (unatt)    60.48
 5   Peter Weir             69.11

 BRIGHTON MARATHON  Sunday 17th April
 There were some good runs at Brighton, led by a sub-3 from Colin Brett and a
 sub-3.30 from Rebecca Northmore. Bruce McLaren writes on Facebook: "Nailed
 it! 6 years after joining Ranelagh I finally get a marathon PB. Smashed it
 by 6 mins. Great run, negative splits (!) and Brighton is a great course.
 The monkey is off my back. Woop Woop!"

 1    D Maiyo (Kenya)       2:09.51
 74   Colin Brett           2:58.05
 191  Richard Kimber        3:06.28
 283  Owen Delaney          3:11.42
 292  Bruce McLaren         3:12.06
 1066 Matt Sowton           3:34.05
 2167 Rob Curtis            3:53.46
 4556 Ian Grange            5:30.23

 1    G Momanyi (Kenya)     2:34.11
 69   Rebecca Northmore     3:28.01
 185  Emma Wellham          3:42.25
 761  Jane Craigie-Payne    4:08.08
 1513 Kirsty Bangham        4:31.21
 3129 Penny Merrett         5:26.13 

 BOSTON MARATHON  Monday 18th April
 Jonathan Smith reports on Facebook:
 "Obviously 3.11 was really disappointing but didn't prepare well enough for
 the heat (hotter than forecast) and suffered badly with cramp for last ten
 miles. Schoolboy error. Have to say though anyone who has got the time
 should come and do Boston - it's incredible. Everyone talks to you about it,
 every shop has signs about it, even the little Uber taxis are branded blue
 and yellow on the app! The organisation is sensational, the drive out on an
 American school bus and the giant village at the start are unforgettable.
 The whole course is packed with supporters and it genuinely feels like every
 runner in the world has descended on Boston. Amazing experience and
 hopefully will be back one day."

 1    L Hayle (Ethiopia)    2:12.45
 3192 Jonathan Smith        3:11.51 

 the Hawker Centre
 There were 89 runners in the main event, 14 of them representing Ranelagh,
 but they faced no fewer than 23 from their close rivals from last year, the
 Flaming Penguins team. As usual at the beginning of the season the front of
 the race was dominated by first-timers, who are given a standard handicap
 based on age. The first 24 home were all first-timers, and then amongst
 those with "proper" handicaps it was the Flaming Penguins who fared best.
 They amassed a total score of 49 points, with Ranelagh back in third place
 on 20 points and a lot of catching up to do.

 The consolation for Ranelagh was that we dominated the list of the fastest
 boys. Will and Joe Murphy were first and second respectively with excellent
 times of 7.03 and 7.25. Tom Armstrong was next on 7.32 and he was followed
 by Noah Heron-Brett, Dylan Gilmore, Luke Maguire and Daniel Rushby all in
 the top eight. Sad to relate we had only two girls taking part but Afrah
 Sait and Frida Roper both ran well, Frida's 8.28 making her third fastest

 1   M Lerck (unatt)        13.23  (actual time 8.23)
 8   Will Murphy            15.03  (7.03 - fastest boy)
 10  Joe Murphy             15.25  (7.25)
 14  Ben Rushby             16.27  (11.27)
 28  Tom Armstrong          17.32  (7.32)
 39  Afrah Sait             18.15  (11.15)
 49  H Wiltshire (Strags)   19.02  (8.02 - fastest girl)
 52  Luke Maguire           19.07  (8.07)
 57  Noah Heron-Brett       19.21  (7.51)
 61  Matthew Beal           19.28  (8.28)
 62  Oliver Beal            19.29  (8.59)
 63  Dylan Gilmore          19.32  (8.02)
 66  Aidan Gilmore          19.35  (9.05)
 69  Daniel Rushby          19.42  (8.12)
 73  Frida Roper            19.58  (8.28)
 74  Nathaniel Bond         19.59  (9.59)

 1   Flaming Penguins       49
 2   The Stragglers         23
 3   Ranelagh Harriers      20
 4   Latchmere School        8
 5   Speedy 7                7
 6   Sheen Shufflers         3
 7   26.2 RRC                1
 8   St Andrew & St Mark Sch 1       
 9   St Mary's Chessington   1
 SHAKESPEARE MARATHON  Sunday 24th April at Stratford-Upon-Avon
 1   A Holland (NotFast)    2:34.52  (chip time 2:34.51)
 644 Deepa Sharma           5:09.30  (5:06.32)

 1    M Revier (Soton)      1:11.11  (chip time 1:11.11)
 32   L Brenton (Soton)     1:22.18  (1:22.18)
 3476 Penny Merrett         2:25.32  (2:20.28)  

 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: http://www.parkrun.com/results/consolidatedclub/?clubNum=947. From
 this screen you can also access the previous week's Ranelagh results. 

 parkruns  Saturday 16th April 

 Richmond Park
 Tom Bradley 18.22 (73.50% and jnr), Peter Faull 19.01 (68.62%), Jonathan
 Moore 19.56 (72.74%), John Hobson 21.09 (69.74%), Jess Harbert 21.30 (71.16%
 and jnr), Alice Beverly 22.27, Lee Coole 22.33 (87.29%),
 Cecily Day 23.19 (jnr), Daniel Rushby 24.00 (65.765 and jnr), Wiebke Kortum
 24.01 (68.15%), Sam Rushby 24.26 (69.65% and PB and jnr), James Rushby 27.53
 (jnr), Ben Rushby 32.08 (jnr) 

 Old Deer Park
 Luke Maguire 26.08 (jnr), Tor Heron-Brett 26.34 (jnr)

 Bushy Park
 Paul Nicoll 17.56 (73.51%), Sacha Kennedy 19.46 (79.51% and jnr), Léonie
 Kennedy 21.39 (72.59% and jnr), Ali Kennedy 24.19 (71.62%), Anne Philpott
 22.07 (67.67%)

 Crane Park
 Nick Twomey 17.46 (72.70%), Michelle Davies 21.01 (70.74%)

 Osterley Park
 Niall O'Connor 20.33 (66.91%)

 Fulham Palace 
 Alberto Esguevillas 20.55 (66.77% and PB), Matt Aikin 22.02 (jnr), Carol
 Aikin 26.10 (65.67%), Deepa Sharma 26.19 (PB)

 Conkers Park
 Heather Martingell 25.01 (67.82%)

 Gunpowder Park
 Dawn Bates 29.17 (PB)

 Parke Park
 Mike Peace 25.39 (66.02%)

 Lloyd Camp 22.53 (66.06%)

 Dalby Forest
 Phil Jackson 24.50 (68.19%)
 parkruns  Saturday 23rd April 

 Richmond Park
 Tarek Mouganie 18.26 (71.16%), Stewart Anderson 20.17 (70.99%), Alberto
 Esguevillas 21.10 (65.98%), Steve Aikin 22.02 (67.47%), Matt Aikin 23.13
 (jnr), Daniel Rushby 23.51 (66.18% and jnr), Sam Rushby 24.34 (69.27% and
 Valerie Lowman 29.39 (66.39%), Ben Rushby 31.47 (jnr and PB)

 Bushy Park
 David Ready 18.17 (70.56%), Sacha Kennedy 20.24 (77.04%), Richard Kennedy
 22.39 (67.84%), Anne Philpott 26.43 (68.68%), Jackie Dunkley 29.05 (65.97%)

 Wimbledon Common
 Megan de Silva 19.12 (77.42% and PB), Ed Smith 19.32 (68.86%), Marie
 Synnott-Wells 20.53 (81.25%)

 Bedfont Lakes
 Ian Kenton 17.22 (75.91% and PB)

 Old Deer Park
 Grace Munro 23.42 (jnr), Luke Maguire 29.57 (jnr)

 Tom Reay 24.39 (69.30%)
 Gunnersbury Park
 Rob Wise 21.00 (74.44%)

 Mark Herbert 18.40 (70.27%), Michelle Davies 22.08 (67.17%)

 James Whistler 17.34 (73.43% and PB)

 Crane Park
 James Barber 22.57 (66.96%), Kevin Jacques 25.59 (PB), Josie Kearey 26.08
 (jnr), Lynne Barber 27.16 (65.53%) 

 Osterley Park
 Colette Doran 28.36 (PB)

 MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km  Sunday 24th April
 1   J MacNeil (Comet)      8.19
 8   Oliver Beal            9.27
 14  M Ritchie (unatt)     10.19  (1st girl)
 21  Ciara McLaren         10.54
 22  Campbell McLaren      10.56

 Yes, this really lives up to its title... here:  (not to mention the epic commentary...)