*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 481 5th August 2016 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Megan de Silva and Jonathan Smith lead our teams at the Elmbridge 10k * Ranelagh wins all three team races at the Wedding Day 7m * Megan de Silva and Nick Impey lead our teams * John Hanscomb's 500th parkrun * Nick Impey finishes 2nd in Regent's Park 10k * Simon Burrell completes the Nottingham Iron Man * Coaching Corner * Final event in our GP and the Surrey Road League - Perseverance Wimbledon 5k on 14th August * Opening Run - club photo and Thomas Cup 3.8m handicap on 10th September * Peter Wright obituary ATTENTION PLEASE **************** OPENING RUN and THOMAS CUP 6km HANDICAP Saturday 10th September in Richmond Park The Opening Run of our 136th season takes place on Saturday 10th September. All members are very welcome to come along. Proceedings will begin with the annual club photograph at about 2.45pm in the Park opposite the clubhouse. Then it'll be the Thomas Cup handicap over one lap of our usual 3.8m/6km "mob match" course, starting as soon as we can get everyone up the hill to the start by Sidmouth Wood. Please register for the handicap in the clubhouse BEFORE the photo, or we'll be running late. PETERSHAM ROAD CLOSURE Petersham Road is now closed until 4th September for gas main replacement works. The clubhouse will still be accessible on foot or by bike but vehicles will only be able to reach Cedar Heights from the Richmond direction. Full details here: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/services/roads_and_transport/roads_and_road_ works/petersham_road_closure.htm. NEXT ROAD GRAND PRIX and SURREY ROAD LEAGUE EVENT - PERSEVERANCE WIMBLEDON DASH 5km Sunday 14th August at Wimbledon Park This is the final race in our own Grand Prix and in the Surrey Road League. 9.30am start. Details and Entries:. Only some 170 entries are in so far, 17 from Ranelagh. RANELAGH ROAD GRAND PRIX Leading scores after nine events (up to and including the Wedding Day 7k) are: Open Jonathan Smith 67, Chris Bundhun 62, Richard Gregory 56, Ian Kenton 48, Megan de Silva 44, James Whistler 33, Nick Impey 32, Steve Whitehead 31, Nick Wright 27, Dave Lawley 26, Mark Herbert 25, Mick Lane 20, Kris Davidson 19, Marie Synnott-Wells 19 Women Megan de Silva 48, Marie Synnott-Wells 30, Michelle Davies 21, Suzy Whatmough 17, Laura Blazey 15, Wiebke Kortum 11, Rebecca Northmore 11, Heather Martingell 9, Emma Wellham 7 Men Over 40 Duncan Mallison 21, Steve Whitehead 18, Liam Griffin 17, Stewart Anderson 15, Paul Doyle 14, Kris Davidson 11, Michael Everard 11, Bruce McLaren 9, Vaughan Ramsay 8 Women Over 40 Wiebke Kortum 24, Hannah Doyle 11, Ellen Clague 9, Rachel Smith 9, Ann Kearey 6, Hedy Lorant 6, Colette Doran 6, Tamsin Burland 6, Maya Farah 5, Sally Dell 5 Men Over 50 Stephen Logue 33, Mick Lane 27, Chris Read 16, Bill Neely 13, Phil Roberts 11, Alan Meaden 11, Trevor Maguire 10, Chris Owens 10, Steve Aikin 8, Peter Fordham 7 Women Over 50 Marie Synnott-Wells 42, Heather Martingell 25, Sally Bamford 17, Bronwen Northmore 13, Fiona Hopwood 13, Carol Aikin 10, Penny Merrett 10, Deborah Blakemore 8, Paula Maguire 6, Lorna Smith 6 158 members have completed at least one of the races. Next event is the Wimbledon 5km on Sunday 14th August. Full GP details and scoreboard here:. SURREY ROAD LEAGUE The Elmbridge 10k was the sixth and penultimate race in the Surrey Road League. Full League positions are here:. We'll have cause to celebrate after the final race, which is the Wimbledon 5k on 14th August. It looks as if our women's team already has the title sewn up, as has Megan de Silva in the senior women individual category. Marie Synnott-Wells is likely to make it a third title for us, though mathematically she could still be overtaken. Reigate Priory can't be caught in the men's team competition, but Ranelagh looks set for the runners-up spot. SURREY ROAD RELAYS Saturday 3rd September at the Wimbledon Park track. Start time for the county road relays is 12 noon. All categories start together - senior men and women, men over 40, over 50 and over 60 and women over 35 and over 45. We'll be hoping to enter teams in all categories. The relays are all contested over four stages of about three miles each, with the exception of the senior men who run six stages and the men over 60 and women over 45 who run only three. Contact the captains/team managers if you'd like to run CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS and ENGLAND ATHLETICS REGISTRATION... ...for 2016-17 are now overdue. 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. Club subscriptions and the E.A. registration fees were 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 here:. THE STRAGGLERS / RANELAGH JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES The summer series of junior handicap races is now a joint enterprise between The Stragglers and Ranelagh. The races are all on Thursday evenings and are open to all under 18s. Registration is at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. There's only one race left, which will be on September 1st at the Hawker Centre. Full details, including parental consent forms, are here:. COACHING CORNER with Trevor Maguire I guess our average Ranelagh runner doesn't wonder too much about coaching at the club. Indeed, one coach overheard a pair of runners suggesting coaches were self-elected shouty people! Whilst firm guidance may be a feature of coaching, we think there is a lot more to it than that! So we decided to write a fairly regular section in e-news to help raise the profile of the coaching team in Ranelagh. And to start things off I thought it would be helpful to explain who we are and what we do. First of all we are all volunteers who want to help runners improve. We work together to ensure there is someone to lead our training groups every Tuesday and Thursday. We also write the training programmes which are published on the Ranelagh website. Finally, there is our highly popular 8-week Ladies Beginners Course, led by Deborah each year. Second, many of us are qualified coaches who have given up weekends to attend England Athletics courses (often funded by the club). We are qualified as Leaders in Running Fitness, Assistant Coaches, Coach in Running Fitness, First Aid, etc. Third, we hold regular meetings to discuss how we are doing with each of our training groups, what resources we need and how to ensure our runners are safe. We also discuss preferred coaching techniques, tips on nutrition and locations that allow safe running (especially in the winter). Occasionally we also attend meetings on behalf of the club as well as attending 'coach the coach' courses so that we can spread the knowledge throughout the club (strength and conditioning course is a good recent example). Fourth, so who are we? Well the personnel does change gradually over time but at present we have the following coaches: · Juniors (Tuesdays at 18:00 @ Clubhouse) - Colin Brett, Maia Rushby, Sue Sinclair and Helen Nance (with Heather Martingell as backup) · Development Group (Tuesday at 19:00 @ Clubhouse - 35 min plus 5km) - Follows on from the Ladies Beginners Course, led by Deborah Blakemore and a rota of other coaches as required · Intermediate 3 (Tues at 19:00 @ Clubhouse - 30-35 min 5km) - Cindy Croucher-Wright (and looking for a new coaching volunteer as Lynne Barber has recently moved away) · Intermediate 2 (Tues at 19:00 @ Clubhouse - sub 30 min 5km) - Vicci Randle, Hannah Doyle, Rachel Revett, Heather Martingell and John Herriott · Intermediate 1 (Tues at 19:00 @ Clubhouse - sub 25 min 5km) - Chris Read, Wiebke Kortum, Lloyd Camp, Daniel Chiechi, Simon Martin and Ellen Clague (though sadly for us Ellen is about to return home to Canada) · Cross Country Group (Tues at 19:00 @ Clubhouse for part of the year with a focus on the ladies team) - Becky Curtis-Hall and Phil Aiken · Advanced Group (Tues at 19:00 @ Clubhouse - sub 22 min 5km) - Phil Killingley, Trevor Maguire, Rick Jenner, Richard Kimber, George Howard, Chris Bundhun and Marc Snaith · Track Training (Thurs at 19:30 at Osterley Track - Everyone, all speeds) - Trevor Maguire, Becky Curtis-Hall and Cindy Croucher-Wright Lastly, we have come up with a guide as to what the coaches' responsibilities are within the club and to our training group, as well as what our runners are to each other and to the training in the club. RUNNING WITH RANELAGH HARRIERS - WHAT WE WILL DO FOR EACH OTHER As a club, we will: * Provide coaches for each training group * Have a club house for all users * Make appropriate health and safety assessments Coaches will: * Respect all athletes * Include everyone in training sessions * Plan training sessions and races * Organise for an injured/ill runner to be escorted back to the club house * Foster a friendly atmosphere for all standards of runner As a club member you will: * Respect coaches and fellow runners * Respect the public who are sharing your training space * Arrive on time for training and races * Wear correct clothing for weather and lights when necessary * Be responsible for your own safety * Follow your coaches' advice * Carry an "in case of emergency" number on you * Inform your coach if you are injured/ill/want to leave early. 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/. PETER WRIGHT Pete died, aged 59, on 16th July 2016. Pete, from Kingston upon Thames, was a keen runner and road cyclist for decades. He was one of the thirteen parkrun 'pioneers' and carried his exclusive gold barcode card with immense pride. In earlier years he had run for Herne Hill Harriers and British Airways AC and had set a time of 2:47 for the marathon. It was not until moving to Ham in 2004 that he joined Ranelagh. He made an immediate impression by recording a time of 36.32 at the age of 47 for that summer's Dysart Dash 10k (the precursor to the Richmond 10k). Thereafter he ran regularly in mob matches, road races and handicaps, bagging a silver medal in the Clutton Cup in 2006. He also took up long distance cycling. In September 2013, he had a seizure while out cycling. Doctors diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme, the most common primary brain tumour in adults. The survival rates, as Pete described it, 'Are as sinister as the name. Most people don't last the first year.' But, fit and strong in mind and body, and surrounded by the love of family and friends, he fought the disease for nearly three years. As his wife Jackie put it so beautifully at his funeral on Thursday, Pete got '1000 Extra Ordinary Days'. When the brain cancer struck, he, wife Jackie and their children Pat, Bess, Jordan and Connor, refused to accept anything but a positive prognosis. Treatment was as aggressive as the tumour - brain surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy - but he got through it. Determined to resume his normal, healthy and active life, he set his sights on the 10th anniversary of parkrun, in October 2014 - just a year after his diagnosis. 'I turned up to Bushy Park, intending just to walk it, but I managed a gentle jog,' he said of the day. 'It felt amazing so I returned the week after, and the week after that. It wasn't long before I felt well enough to rejoin Ranelagh's Tuesday sessions.' Pete became a regular and valued member of the Intermediate 2 group and a familiar sight at Kingston parkrun. Sadly, many of us will recall only too well that Pete collapsed while out running with us last September. It was found that the cancer had returned in three sites on his brain and was growing rapidly. The standard NHS chemotherapy treatment was thought to be woefully inadequate - on it, he wouldn't see Christmas. And so began his family's heartfelt campaign to raise the funds Pete would need to seek a revolutionary alternative treatment, known to extend sufferers' lives significantly, but not yet approved by NICE. Thousands of pounds were raised by family, friends, strangers - and a significant contribution was made by the running community, through efforts at Ranelagh, parkrun and more. Pete's son Pat spoke of this, and how touched and grateful Pete and his family were, at the funeral. Whenever he could, Pete would attend parkruns, club cups and events to cheer on runners and thank them for their support. Many of you will have last seen him at the Ranelagh Richmond 10K in June. Pete was a quiet, friendly, modest and popular presence at Ranelagh. Those of us who attended his wonderful send off all learned much more about him, and remarked that we wished we'd known him longer and better. He was a keen mountain climber, an avid traveller and adventurer. He worked for Mother Teresa in her hospital, nursing the dying, when he was just a teenager. He loved music and sang in a choir, which is where he met Jackie. Rather than hymns we all sang Lean On Me and Lovely Day during the service, classic soul songs they'd enjoyed singing together. There were tears, wobbly lips, cracked voices - but also lots of smiles and laughter. After tributes from his wife, children, sister, colleague and friend, Peter was laid to rest in a peaceful meadow at Clandon Natural Burial Ground near Guildford. He would surely want his fellow club members to keep in mind the words he used to encourage parkrunners, when he visited them while having treatment: 'I give a short speech to the crowd, just before they set off. I remind them what an incredible thing it is they're doing, getting up and joining together and going for a run. It's not just about losing weight or getting a PB. I'm proof positive that keeping fit through running pays dividends when life throws you a challenge like cancer. Being fit and healthy helped me cope with cancer treatment and the associated mental and physical trials and discomforts. I hope the runners set off just that little bit more inspired, thankful for what their bodies are capable of and committed to sticking with it.' In lieu of floral tributes, the family are supporting The Brain Tumour Charity/The Peter Wright Fund. Anyone who wishes to donate can do so online at thebraintumourcharity.org or send c/o Crumpton Rudd Funerals, 14 Park Gardens, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5LT. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil or Trevor ) firstname.lastname@example.org or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil email@example.com ) Saturday 3rd September Surrey County road relays at Wimbledon Park. 12 noon start. See above. Sunday 4th September Middlesex County 10km championship at Victoria Park, Hackney. 10.30am start. Details:. Saturday 10th September Opening Run and Thomas Cup 3.8m handicap in Richmond Park, preceded by the annual club photo. See above Sunday 25th September South of England Road Relays (men and women) at Bedford Autodrome Saturday 1st October Page Cup 5 miles handicap in Richmond Park. 3pm start. 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 www.parkrun.org.uk/events/juniorevents/. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** ELMBRIDGE 10km Sunday 24th July at Walton-on-Thames Elmbridge was a decidedly classy race this year, especially for the women. Aldershot's Emily Wicks and South London's Steph McCall slugged it out all the way, with Aldershot's Georgie Bruinvels hovering ready to swoop on the remains should one of the leaders falter. They did not falter. Mortal combat continued through to the finishing straight where Wicks finally broke clear - and then by only a couple of metres. They finished just outside 35 minutes with Bruinvels another 25 seconds behind. The class did not end there, and Megan de Silva, leading our women's team, found another solid sub-38 performance only good enough for 7th place. Suzy Whatmough was next home for Ranelagh with a huge new personal best of 41.20 and she was followed at no great distance by Marie Synnott-Wells and Michelle Davies, both inside the top 25 women finishers. Clare Fowler was next with a pb of 45.35. There was class on the men's side too, but mostly in the solo form of Phil Wicks. Emily's husband didn't find it too difficult to fulfil his side of the husband-and-wife victory plan, though he was clearly working hard. He reportedly had his eyes set on a sub-30mins run, and was smack on target at halfway. Thereafter he faded a bit but there was no serious pressure from his pursuers and he crossed the line alone in a time of 30.38. Officials had to wait almost two and a half minutes for the next man to turn up, Joe Croft of South London. Jonathan Smith was the top Ranelagh man in 25th place, ahead of Ian Kenton and Chris Bundhun. Then in the 37 minutes bracket we had James Whistler, Mark Herbert and Nick Wright. Chris Bundhun was rewarded for his efforts by securing the shield for the leading Elmbridge resident, a trophy that used regularly to adorn the Owens mantelpiece. Nearly 600 finished the race, 42 from Ranelagh. 1 Phil Wicks (Belgrave) 30.38 (chip time 30.38) 2 Joe Croft (SLH) 33.04 (33.04) 3 Gus Upton (Belgrave) 33.23 (33.23) 18 Emily Wicks (AFD) 35.05 (35.03 - 1st woman) 19 Steph McCall (SLH) 35.07 (35.05 - 2nd woman) 24 Georgie Bruinvels (AFD)35.32 (35.30 - 3rd woman) 25 Jonathan Smith 35.36 (35.33) 32 Ian Kenton 36.13 (36.11) 40 Chris Bundhun 36.29 (36.27) 47 James Whistler 37.05 (37.01) 52 Mark Herbert 37.27 (37.22) 54 Nick Wright 37.35 (37.33) 62 Megan de Silva 37.48 (37.45 - 7th woman) 83 David Ready 38.46 (38.41) 89 Michael Everard 39.14 (38.51) 107 Mick Lane 39.54 (39.49) 120 Trevor Maguire 40.50 (40.45) 131 Suzy Whatmough 41.20 (41.09) 132 Chris Owens 41.23 (41.09) 146 Marie Synnott-Wells 42.10 (41.59) 156 Peter Faull 42.33 (42.27) 160 Michelle Davies 42.49 (42.37) 165 William Griffin 43.18 (43.08) 172 Duncan Mallison 43.32 (43.17) 173 Ben Shore 43.35 (43.23) 200 Stephen Logue 44.44 (44.26) 221 Clare Fowler 45.35 (45.05) 229 Phil Roberts 46.04 (45.41) 238 Stewart Anderson 46.22 (45.50) 244 Daniel Chiechi 46.36 (45.49) 246 Chris Read 46.40 (46.15) 262 Nicholas Fordham 47.37 (47.19) 267 Becky Curtis-Hall 47.57 (47.27) 269 Rob Curtis 48.02 (47.30) 300 Rue Turner 49.18 (48.24) 309 Hannah Doyle 50.00 (49.15) 310 Heather Martingell 50.04 (49.19) 313 Paul Wapshott 50.11 (49.17) 317 Elisa Ferrua 50.23 (49.29) 339 Simon Taylor 51.13 (50.42) 397 Peter Fordham 54.08 (53.35) 437 Fiona Hopwood 56.04 448 Sally Bamford 56.57 (56.16) 488 Prelini Chiechi 60.15 (59.27) 514 David Meaden 63.09 (62.09) 535 Alan Meaden 66.31 (65.31) 542 Annemarie Goodridge 66.55 (65.46) 547 Bronwen Northmore 68.15 (67.05) SUMMER BARBECUE Sunday 24th July at the clubhouse Many thanks to Michele Gibson and Andy Hayward for organising this and enabling us to sample once again the delicious output from Andy's Thames Side Brewery. WEDDING DAY 7km Friday 29th July in Bushy Park The report in the last e-news that we already had over 100 Ranelagh entries for the annual Wedding Day jaunt turned out to be a miscount, but we did in the end top 90, of whom 76 ran and finished the race. They formed a big enough blue wave to enable us to retain the Father Onn mob match trophy for the umpteenth year in succession. Individually there was another fine run, as we have come to expect, from Megan de Silva who finished in 2nd place in the women's race. Behind Megan, Marie Synnott-Wells and Wiebke Kortum finished 3rd and 5th respectively in the W45 category, and that trio narrowly edged home for an excellent and unexpected team victory. Phil Killingley adds: "A superb team win also for the men, with Nick Impey leading the charge in a highly impressive 6th place, less than a minute behind the leader Mike Skinner, and with a personal age graded record of 77%. Ian Kenton in 12th, Jon Smith four seconds back in 13th and Ted Mockett in 15th completed the rout. James Whistler was unlucky not to score in 17th, and there were some excellent performances lower down including 68% from David Ready. We probably won the barbecue as wel l! Further, Ed Smith was half of the winning couple (his partner Zoe representing Belgrave)." We should also note 2nd place in the M60 category for Chris Owens, 6th in the M40s for Nick Wright, 8th in the Senior Women for Becky Curtis-Hall, 10th in the W45s for Heather Martingell and 7th and 9th in the W55s for Fiona Hopwood and Sonia Rowland. 1 Michael Skinner (B&B) 23.10 (chip time 23.10) 2 Neil Chisholm (TH&H) 23.14 (23.14) 3 Paul Lowe (Belgrave) 23.15 (23.15) 6 Nick Impey 23.56 (23.55) 12 Ian Kenton 24.19 (24.18) 13 Jonathan Smith 24.23 (24.21) 15 Ted Mockett 24.37 (24.36) 17 James Whistler 24.47 (24.46) 18 Zoe Vail Smith (Belg) 24.49 (24.49 - 1st woman) 21 Nick Wright 25.09 (25.08) 23 Rick Jenner 25.17 (25.14) 29 Mark Herbert 25.30 (25.26) 32 Dave Lawley 25.32 (25.29) 33 Marc Snaith 25.34 (25.33) 42 Chris Bundhun 25.58 (25.57) 45 David Ready 26.12 (26.07) 47 Megan de Silva 26.19 (26.16 - 2nd woman) 50 Owen Delaney 26.41 (26.36) 53 Isobel Rea (West 4) 26.46 (26.44 - 3rd woman) 61 Dan Little 27.24 (27.18) 65 Paul Doyle 27.45 (27.37) 69 Vaughan Ramsay 27.53 (27.47) 76 Chris Owens 28.07 (28.02) 88 Ben Shore 28.27 (28.18) 89 Ed Smith 28.30 (28.24) 101 Bruce McLaren 28.44 (28.37) 108 Simon Martin 29.07 (28.58) 111 Marie Synnott-Wells 29.11 (29.03) 116 Toby Cooper 29.26 (29.13) 139 Lee Davies 30.21 (30.08) 142 Stephen Logue 30.25 (30.16) 143 Wiebke Kortum 30.30 (30.07) 153 Stewart Anderson 30.50 (30.35) 161 Paul Wapshott 31.02 (30.34) 165 Daniel Chiechi 31.07 (30.55) 167 Paul Hodges 31.08 (30.45) 183 Becky Curtis-Hall 31.41 (31,26) 189 Amrut Sharma 32.01 (31.48) 212 Heather Martingell 32.42 (32.31) 215 Fiona Hopwood 32.45 (32.35) 219 Rob Curtis 32.48 (32.32) 221 Verka Lafeuille 32.53 (32.42) 229 Emma Wellham 33.01 (32.28) 230 Elisa Ferrua 33.02 (32.34) 248 Hannah Doyle 33.45 (33.34) 253 Andy Woodhouse 33.51 (33.36) 261 Ellen Clague 34.06 (33.47) 267 Ashleigh Ferris 34.16 (34.03) 268 Rebecca Northmore 34.16 (34.07) 274 Sonia Rowland 34.27 (33.58) 307 Rachel Smith 35.51 (35.41) 314 Tomas Sterner 36.07 (35.40) 334 Melanie Davison 36.43 (36.30) 338 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 36.49 (36.13) 355 John Herriott 37.29 (37.14) 359 Ally Salisbury 37.46 (37.10) 366 Peter Fordham 37.56 (37.30) 376 Sue Camp 38.09 (37.42) 377 Tamsin Burland 38.10 (37.35) 386 Cathy Holman 38.25 (38.04) 389 Deepa Sharma 38.31 (38.14) 394 Sally Bamford 38.52 (38.08) 396 Andy Hayward 39.03 (38.35) 409 Ellen Van Keulen 39.24 (39.03) 420 Phil Aiken 39.52 (39.18) 423 Prelini Chiechi 40.05 (39.38) 471 Leeanne Bryce 43.03 (42.41) 481 Clive Naish 43.24 (42.54) 492 Colette Doran 43.54 (43.10) 494 Jackie Dunkley 44.25 (43.57) 495 Steve Rowland 44.26 (43.57) 497 Bronwen Northmore 44.40 (44.04) 498 Annemarie Goodridge 44.45 (44.11) 503 Alan Meaden 45.19 (44.45) 519 Penny Merrett 46.15 (45.39) 524 Tracey Small 46.32 (46.03) 530 Katie Walton 46.42 (46.10) 531 Deborah Blakemore 46.42 (46.10) 552 Katrina Roche 49.29 (48.44) 553 Wendy Fisher 49.29 (48.45) 556 Su Clark 49.34 (48.59) WATERFORD VIKING MARATHON Sunday 25th June Paul Doyle reports: "This is an AIMS certified low key Marathon, run in parallel with a half-marathon, really good fun, well organized with energy drinks etc. After running my first London Marathon this year, I thought I would like to run it again, so planned to run another marathon this summer to get a qualifying time of 3:15 (15 min faster than my London time). I thought I would try a new tactic, running at an even pace. The marathon organizers, had pacers for 3:00, 3:15. 3:30 etc. so I set off with the 3:15 pacers Val and Paul. It felt like a long Sunday pack run, there were about 20 of us to begin with, we enjoyed the Irish countryside and chatted. After half way the group was getting smaller and it felt like work after 20 miles. It was tough to hold the pace for the last two miles, but pacers Val and Paul kept us going like team mates in a mob match, and thanks to them I got my qualifying time. It will have to be VLM 2018, because the qualifying deadline was earlier than usual this year. I have to say, it was a revelation to run an even paced marathon! " 1 P Harty (W Waterford) 2:37.17 21 Paul Doyle 3:14.36 BRIGHTON PHOENIX 10km Wednesday 13th July 1 J Connor (Kent) 31.00 (chip time 31.00) 30 Nick Twomey 35.13 (35.12) ROYAL PARKS SUMMER SERIES 10km Sunday 17th July in Regent's Park Nick Impey finished in 2nd place. 1 M Moore (unatt) 35.48 2 Nick Impey 35.52 GREAT NEWHAM LONDON RUN 10k Sunday 17th July 1 J Denne (Honiton) 32.44 1135 Llewellyn Davies 49.45 BEAT THE TIDE 10k Wednesday 20th July at Worthing Must be an incentive to run fast! 1 G Godden (B&H) 38.01 17 Owen Delaney 43.33 OUTLAW IRONMAN TRIATHLON Sunday 24th July at Nottingham Simon Burrell finished in a very commendable 149th position out of almost a thousand competitors, and was placed 9th in the M50 category. Simon was way back in 878th place after the swim, but a good cycle brought him through to 423rd and then he stormed through the marathon run in 3:35 to pass almost another 300 rivals. 1 C Walker (KWT) 8:58.52 (swim 52.50, t1 2.30, bike 4:44.26, t2 2.18, run 3:16.48) 149 Simon Burrell 11:09.38 (1:40.01, 5.48, 5:40.03, 7.52, 3:35.510 KONIGSSCHLOSSER ROMANTIK MARATHON & HALF MARATHON Sunday 24th July in East Allgau, Germany Amrut and Deepa Sharma took the Half Marathon option, Amrut finishing 71st in 1:52.24 and Deepa 229th in 2:19.13. LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 29th July in Hyde Park 1 A Greenleaf (Serp) 15.29 72 Rob Wise 20.25 158 Andy Bickerstaff 23.39 195 Alan Davidson 25.32 205 Pete Warren 25.52 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 3rd August at Woking 1 A Mayger (unatt) 25.37 (actual time 22.52) 5 Alan Davidson 27.08 (23.08) 7 Sonia Rowland 27.20 (22.50) 13 Steve Rowland 29.37 (29.37) parkrun results... ...showing all PBs, all performances with an age-graded percentage of 65% and above, and all junior results. For this week's full Ranelagh results follow this Link:. From this screen you can also access the previous week's Ranelagh results. parkruns Saturday 23rd July Richmond Park Bruce McLaren 21.10 (69.13%), Steve Aikin 22.22 (66.47%), Carol Aikin 25.35 (67.17%), Daniel Rushby 26.19 (jnr), Sam Rushby 26.52 (jnr), Val Lowman 30.02 (66.48%), Ben Rushby 32.03 (jnr) Bushy Park Nick Wright 19.13 (71.03%) Southsea Alan Davidson 24.48 (70.30%) Worthing Nick Fordham 21.49 (jnr) Old Deer Park Eirin McDaid 17.09 (75.32%), Rick Jenner 18.47 (72.14%) Newcastle Ann Kearey 24.20 (67.26% and PB), Josie Kearey 25.19 (jnr and PB) Reigate Priory Jo Knight 36.55 (PB) Crane Park Mark Herbert 18.46 (69.89%), Dan Little 18.57 (70.45%), Kabir Sait 20.28 (74.765 and jnr), Afrah Sait 32.39 (jnr and PB) Inverness Dave Lawley 18.18 (72.04%) Osterley Rue Turner 24.09 (PB) Dalby Forest Phil Jackson 24.31 (69.07%) Shrewsbury James Barber 22.47 (68.03%), Lynne Barber 27.11 (66.58% and PB), Stacey Barber 29.22 (PB) Linford Wood Marc Snaith 19.11 (70.11%) Kingston Verka Lafeuille 22.55 (65.67%) parkruns Saturday 30th July Richmond Park Eirin McDaid 16.50 (76.73%), Tom Bradley 18.30 (72.97% and jnr), Daniel Rushby 27.12 (jnr), Juliet Ricketts 29.01 (jnr and PB), Cecily Day 24.20 (jnr), Bushy Park James Whistler 18.30 (69.73%), Simon Rothwell 22.21 (73.01%), Finlay Sinclair 23.41 (jnr), John Hanscomb 50.26 (500th parkrun) Hackney Marshes Carl Assmundson 16.39 (77.48%) Old Deer Park Trevor Maguire 20.03 (74.15%) Southsea Alan Davidson 25.40 (67.92%) Gunnersbury Mark Herbert 18.25 (71.22%) Crane Park Michelle Davies 20.38 (72.21% and PB), Paul Wapshott 21.15 (68.86%), Kevin Jacques 25.30 (PB) Dalby Forest Phil Jackson 24.10 (70.07%) St Anne's (Ireland) Peter Haarer 16.33 (87.71%) Parke Mike Peace 25.24 (66.67%) Shrewsbury James Barber 23.15 (66.67%), Lynne Barber 26.49 (67.50%) Barclay Dawn Bates 29.44 (PB) Elgin Kevin Kearey 21.31 (67.47%), Josie Kearey 24.05 (65.26% and jnr), Ann Kearey 24.05 (67.96%) Tonbridge Nick Fordham 22.26 (jnr) FINALLY... Just a few days before his 81st birthday, John Hanscomb became the fourth runner to chalk up 500 parkruns... John Hanscomb took his first parkrun steps way back in early 2005, and since then he's missed very few parkruns. His name is immortalised on the John Hanscomb Trophy, presented to the winner of the annual men's points competition at his home event of Bushy parkrun. In the words of parkrun's founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt, "This trophy stands for everything John represents - commitment, passion, and a love of parkrun." Those traits saw John achieve a major milestone last Saturday, and we asked him to tell us all about it. "I have been a runner all my life. I joined a running club when I was 17, competed in countless races, was President of my local running club, and finished 28 consecutive London Marathons. I'd also said I would hang up my trainers when I reached 70. Just before I reached this milestone however, a member of my running club (you may know of him!) came up with the idea of a free 5k time trial every Saturday morning in a local park. Back then I felt like I was getting on a bit and 5k was too fast, but after a few months I went along to experience it for myself. As someone who had been in the club structure and running competitively for more than 50 years, this fun and friendly and low-key event instantly appealed to me. Just being with other people and running around in that environment was really enjoyable, and since that first day I've only missed parkrun when I've been somewhere in the world where there is no parkrun! It's something I look forward to every week, and I miss it when it's not there. Most importantly for me, parkrun came at a time when I was getting ready to stop running. It's extended my running life, and as I've got older and a bit slower parkrun has become increasingly more diverse in the ages and abilities it attracts. When I did my first parkrun at 69 years of age in 2005, I was 17th out of 19 people in 27 minutes. Last Saturday I ran my 500th parkrun a few days prior to my 81st birthday, and I was 949th out of 963 people in 50 minutes. At parkrun, I have always had people to run with and chat to, and my circle of friends has certainly expanded. It caters for everyone - from people who have never run before, to regular runners, to people such as me who wouldn't have kept going without parkrun. The atmosphere and the camaraderie that's built up is phenomenal, and there's no doubt that being able to regularly run with friends and family goes a long way towards a healthy lifestyle. I still work five days a week, and I still pop out for a lunchtime run around Hyde Park five days a week. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that I would reach 500 parkruns. And celebrating that milestone on the week of my 81st birthday alongside 156,000 other people running, jogging, walking and volunteering at parkruns around the globe at the same time, just goes to show what a phenomenon it has become since those early days." A full report on John's milestone parkrun, including photos and video, is available here:.