Newsdesk 2016

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 489             24th November 2016
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 *  Jon Pepper leads Ranelagh men to 3rd place in the 2XU Surrey League
 *  Ranelagh women finish 3rd in the London Championships, individual bronze
     for Nic Jackson 
 *  Good Ranelagh representation in the London Youth Games
 *  Two gold medals for Lauren Shelley in the World Masters Championships,
     silver for Jim Langford
 *  Megan de Silva finishes 2nd in the Epsom 10 
 *  South of the Thames Championships this Saturday
 *  All needed for the Stubbs Cup mob match v South London Harriers in
     Richmond Park on Saturday 10th December 
 *  Still time to book for the club Christmas Party on 3rd December
 *  An evening with Ed Whitlock on Saturday 10th December at the Roebuck
 *  Apply now to enter the draw for our three guaranteed places in the 2017
     London Marathon 
 *  An extra person is needed for the Richmond Half Marathon organising team
 The legendary Ed Whitlock - multiple masters world record holder, 2:54
 Marathon runner at the age of 73 and most recently sub-4 hours Marathon
 runner at the age of 85 - is paying us a visit next month. Ed has been a
 Ranelagh member for many years despite living in Ontario, Canada and in
 December he will be in the UK visiting family. He plans to run in the Mob
 Match at home to South London Harriers on Saturday 10th December, and in the
 evening up at the Roebuck on Richmond Hill  he has agreed to give us a short
 talk about his running career and his connection with Ranelagh, following
 which we'll have a question and answer session. We'll be aiming to start at
 about 7.30pm upstairs at the Roebuck, which should give people time to get
 something to eat there first if they wish. All are welcome, there's no
 charge, but please let Andy Hayward a-hayward4@sky.com  know if
 you're planning to come.     

 There is just still time to book for our Christmas Party which will be held
 on SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER at the Lass O'Richmond Hill pub in Queen's Road,
 Richmond TW10 6JJ. The evening gets under way at 7pm. Price is £40 per head
 to include a three-course meal, wine and dancing to a DJ. Final deadline for
 booking AND payment is this Saturday, 26th November. Please e-mail Michele
 Gibson micheleagibson@hotmail.com  to book. If possible, please pay
 by bank transfer: Account name Ranelagh Harriers, sort code 40-13-10,
 account number 12154501, reference CLUB XMAS and your NAME. Alternatively
 post a cheque first class payable to Ranelagh Harriers to Michele at 79
 Thames Side, Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex TW18 2HF. 

 SOUTH OF THE THAMES 5 miles Championship including Ranelagh women's
 championships  Saturday 26th November at Polesden Lacey near Dorking
 Good luck to our team running in the South of the Thames championships on
 Saturday. The race begins at 2pm, starting in front of the National Trust
 property of Polesden Lacey, climbing up to the top of Ranmore Common and
 back down again. Men and women all run together but there are separate men's
 and women's South of the Thames Championship trophies and medals. This year
 the race will incorporate Ranelagh's own women's championships, as follows:
 the Hugh Jones Salver goes to the leading first-claim Ranelagh woman,
 Trish's Trophy goes to the leading Ranelagh woman over 40 and the new
 Petersham Trophy donated by Ellen Clague goes to the leading Ranelagh woman
 over 50. 

 At home in Richmond Park against South London Harriers for the Stubbs Cup on
 Saturday 10th December. Our usual 7.5 miles mob match route, starting at
 2.30pm. Every able-bodied Harrier needed to ensure our 14th consecutive mob
 match victory. The race incorporates our club championship for the
 magnificent Wynne Cup and a sealed handicap.  

 If you applied for the 2017 London Marathon but were not successful in the
 ballot - all is not lost. This year we have three guaranteed places, and
 provided that you meet the qualifying criteria you are invited to apply for
 one of them. To be eligible you must have either run two mob matches in 2016
 or run one mob match and helped marshal at a club cross country race. The
 draw will be made as usual at the club Christmas Party on 3rd December. To
 put your name in the hat please reply to this email by 2nd December. If you
 have already given your name to Wyn Williams, don't worry, your name is
 safely in the hat.     

 It's taking place on Sunday 30th April 2017 but organisation under Race
 Director Sandra Forrest is already under way. In particular, one of the
 organising team, Tamsin Burland, wishes to step down after the 2017 race.
 Tamsin is the volunteer co-ordinator and would very much like someone to
 join the team now and shadow her for this year's race in order to learn the
 ropes. Also it's not too early to volunteer as a marshal for the 2017 race!
 We realise a definite commitment may not be possible this far ahead, but if
 you think you might be able to help please let Tamsin know. Contact Tamsin

 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. 

 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 26th November        South of the Thames 5 miles championships at
 Polesden Lacey near Dorking. 2pm start. See above

 Saturday 3rd December          Surrey Ladies League 6km on Mitcham Common.
 Start time 12 noon for seniors, 1pm for U17s and U15s and 1.30pm for U13s
                                             Followed by Club Christmas Party

 Saturday 10th December         Stubbs Cup mob match v South London Harriers
 in Richmond Park. 7.5 miles, start time 2.30pm
                                              Followed by An Evening With Ed

 Saturday 10th December         SEAA Masters Championships at Horspath,

 Saturday 17th December        South of the Thames 7.5 miles championships at 
 Beckenham Place Park 

 Saturday 31st December        Henty Relay in Richmond Park at 12 noon. A fun
 Christmas event, all members and guests welcome. 

 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

 Chingford, Epping Forest
 Report and results were in the last e-news, but new member Michael Morris
 has written an interesting article about the club and the mob match
 tradition on web newspaper SW Londoner here:.
 Ken Powley adds:
 "Last Saturday's race against Orion was run in exceptionally fast
 conditions. In fact, the last time we had similar conditions was in 1996.
 Seven of Saturday's team turned out then, making up what Steve Rowland
 called a  'paltry team of 23'. An occasion where we lost handsomely. Those
 who ran that day were John Ricketts, Mike Peace, Chris Owens, Bill Harvey,
 Ian Grange, and of course you know the other two (David Wright - all time
 mob match leader with 166 appearances; and Clive Naish who has run the last
 Results were in the last e-news. Phil Aiken reports:
 "It's fair to say that Mansfield doesn't top Google's list of answers when
 searching 'a day trip to'. But contemporary thinking was defied with a
 record entry for the Senior Women's race at the National Cross Country

 A southerner knows they're in foreign territory when, adjacent to the venue,
 is a building housing the Coal Authority. Maybe this is why so few clubs
 from London and the South East were in attendance - only Tonbridge,
 Blackheath & Bromley, Herne Hill, and Aldershot, Farnham & District brave
 enough to join Ranelagh's foray across the River Thames. But for someone
 like me, raised on the edge of the North Midlands coalfields, Mansfield was
 almost like coming home.

 Most types of cross country terrain are packed into the compact Berry Hill
 Park. And packed in was how we needed to be as a keen (other adjectives are
 available) wind blew from the north. But there was no snow.

 With victory the first step to the European Clubs' Cross Country
 Championship, Aldershot announced their intention from the off, Steph Twell
 leading the field on the opening lap. Rio must have felt a world away.
 Behind, Wakefield and Pippa Woolven, in the fiery colours of Birmingham
 University, hinting at her victory in the Milton Keynes Cross Challenge
 seven days later. Half a minute down on this leading trio, Nichola Jackson's
 fine run had Ranelagh in 12th place. Less than a second ahead was Hatti
 Archer, with five World Cross Country appearances in the second half of the

 As Louise Small and Emily Hosker-Thornhill stretched Aldershot's lead, it
 was left to the evergreen - and not just because of their Charnwood vests -
 Potter sisters to mount some sort of challenge. But it proved more of a
 challenge for Leeds City. Despite improving leg by leg, last year's winners
 had to settle for third.

 Further back down the field, but not that far back at all, Suzy Whatmough
 ran a gutsy second leg to leave Ranelagh just outside the top 25. What could
 Estelle Damant do on the final leg?

 Pass Tonbridge. Pass Thames Valley Harriers. And pass Windsor, Slough, Eton
 & Hounslow - sadly just the one club, not four. But, oh... here is Leeds
 City's B team. You don't finish first and third in successive years without
 being a strong club. One place lost. At the last corner, there is Highgate.
 Will Estelle? Can Estelle? Alas, no. So a net gain of one place, a final
 position of 26th. Though for a number of days it was 25th, until race
 officials relented and inserted Herne Hill into the 15th place in which they
 finished. A 'chip allocation' error resulted in former Australian junior
 international Chloe Tighe running with a B team chip, initially relegating
 Herne Hill to the list of incomplete teams.

 124 teams completed the race and still in the top half, by a good minute,
 was the Ranelagh B team of Julia Bailey and the two Beckys, Northmore and

 I was told by one of my Surrey athletes how good it was for a 'littlish'
 club like Ranelagh to be taking part in National events. Alastair Aitken,
 writing on the Highgate Harriers website, praised his three runners, 'the
 backbone of the senior team', for finishing ahead of some big clubs like...
 Ranelagh Harriers. These [cows] are small but those are far away...".

 2XU SURREY LEAGUE  Saturday 12th November at Farthing Downs, Coulsdon
 Phil Killingley reports:
 "A dry Epping Forest for Orion last week, but a very wet Farthing Down for
 the second Surrey League, only seven days later.  As the men lined up there
 was a minute of silence for Aldershot junior athletes Lucy Pygott and Stacey
 Burrows, tragically killed in a road accident at training on Tuesday
 evening.  For a while, there was only the wind through the trees and the
 thoughts rustling through our minds. 

 Then applause, followed by roars as the teams geared themselves up for this,
 one of the toughest of Surrey League courses.  'Cheetah on speed', aka Jon
 Pepper, did it again, securing a superb second Surrey League win, the last
 also here in autumn 2014. Jon said 'I used my local knowledge to run the
 hills conservatively on the first lap.  I had my eye on this fixture as soon
 as I saw it was in Coulsdon and have been getting fitter with each week,
 which is nice to see. It's always a pleasure running for Ranelagh'.  

 But it was what came after that really torpedoed Ranelagh up the table.
 Anthony Haynes, running his first race in our colours, was 9th, and he had
 led for a while with Jon. He was closely followed by Richard Gregory who
 improved from 27th last time to 11th here, with a pb 83.4% age graded
 performance.  No surprise to his captain who has been trying to keep up in
 training.  Then Ben Anderson, a Kiwi living in Clapham who joined us in
 April and also running his first race for us, secured 17th despite modestly
 lining up at the back of our group on the start.  

 Jackson Creegan ran excellently for 21st, but was a non-scoring second
 claimer. Carl Assmundson and Phil Killingley were then 27th and 29th; Peter
 Haarer and Archie St Aubyn 45th and 47th, with George Howard and Jon Smith
 bringing us home.  Jon had never scored for Ranelagh before and won the
 anchorman trophy, which he took to bed with him, so attached was he to the
 honour. I asked him for a quote, which he failed to give me, so in its place
 I simply report that when told he was in 10th place he uttered a single
 expletive and surged forward up the hill.

 James Winch in his first league race experienced the vortex thrill of the
 division 1 start, but faded, finishing 11th.  Having beaten his captain
 convincingly only a month ago, I predict he'll be back!  A great race for
 James Whistler (age graded pb of 71.3%), followed by Mark Herbert, Dave
 Lawley, Sam Dalgleish, Toby Cooper and Patrick Butlin. 

 This is our best start to the season since I joined the club in 2004, and
 possibly in much longer - great running team!  We finished 3rd today just
 one point behind Hercules Wimbledon. Overall we are in 4th place and in
 touching distance of 2nd and 3rd to pounce on any slip-ups, with a huge gap
 to 5th and 6th behind us.  Just 12 months ago we were contemplating
 relegation at Christmas - hard to imagine looking at this table.

 In the junior race at 2.30pm, Greg Atkins improved significantly on race 1
 to finish 14th.  Reef Boericke was running his first race for Ranelagh and
 was 26th. Great results both of you, no doubt you would have been higher up
 the field in a two lap race!"

 Toby Cooper found this article by Men's Running managing editor Rick Pearson
 of Herne Hill Harriers: mensrunninguk.co.uk/.  

 LONDON YOUTH GAMES CROSS-COUNTRY  Saturday 19th November at Parliament Hill
 The London Youth Games races precede the senior London Championships and
 usually serve to nicely churn up the notorious Parliament Hill course. Not
 so much this year, though. The relatively dry recent weather left the course
 quite runnable by the time the seniors came along, despite the earlier
 patter of hundreds of tiny feet. In the Youth Games an excellent seventeen
 Ranelagh members took part for their borough teams, almost equally divided
 between girls and boys. All seventeen ran well in their age groups, best
 result coming from Freya Thomson who was 5th in the U17 girls race. Izzy
 Atkins in the U15 girls finished 8th and brother Greg was 12th in the U17
 boys. Our largest contingent was in the U13 boys where Tom Armstrong, Will
 Murphy and Euan Sinclair crossed the line almost together in 12th, 13th and
 15th places.   

 U17 Boys (4.5km)
 1   R Lutakome (Sutton)      14.59
 12  Greg Atkins (Richmond)   16.12  

 U13 Boys (2km)
 1   J Kennedy (Wandsworth)    6.59
 12  Tom Armstrong (Kingston)  7.42  
 13  Will Murphy (Kingston)    7.42
 15  Euan Sinclair (Kingston)  7.44
 55  Matthew O'Donovan (Kings) 8.13
 58  Jonny Brook (Richmond)    8.15
 63  Kabir Sait (Richmond)     8.17
 64  Joe Murphy (Richmond)     8.18  
 175 Finlay Sinclair (Merton)  9.22  
 U17 Girls (3km)
 1   A Brown (Wandsworth)     11:05
 5   Freya Thomson (Richmond) 11.43
 23  Alice Patterson (Rich)   12.20 

 U15 Girls (2km)
 1   S Hoare (Wandsworth)      7:22
 8   Izzy Atkins (Richmond)    8.02
 19  Lexi Keech (Wandsworth)   8.20
 43  Poppy Jensen (Kingston)   8.42
 153 Josie Kearey (Hounslow)  10.07 

 U13 Girls (2km)
 1  A Ives (Havering)          7.40
 46  Maisie Jensen (Kingston)  8.41
 89  Caitlin O'Donovan (Kings) 9.14  
 LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 19th November at Parliament Hill
 Phil Aiken reports:
 "The weather, it knows. It may have been a mild, dry autumn, but a week and
 a half before cross country's first major encounter with Parliament Hill the
 rain arrived. And stayed. Storm Angus, though, was late for the party.
 Conditions at this 'iconic' venue, the 'spiritual home' of cross country
 were thus described as 'unusually benign' and 'far more forgiving'. But 'the
 hills were still there' and, for the London Championships, the first one is
 right there the moment the start line is crossed. No gradual build up from
 the lido for this.

 Almost immediately, the main protagonists came to the fore. Former winner
 Lara Bromilow, of Marshall Milton Keynes, started strongly, as in the
 preceding two years, when she was to fade and finish second behind Phoebe
 Law, then third behind Steph McCall and Phoebe again. Neither was at
 Parliament Hill today, focussing instead on the following week's Cross
 Challenge in Liverpool. Just behind were a trio featuring Herne Hill's
 Stacey Ward, with a fourth and third in the Met League this season,
 Highgate's Hannah Viner, narrowly pushed into third a couple of years ago,
 and our own Nic Jackson.

 As the first lap drew to a close, Stacey had established a gap at the front,
 Lara had begun to fade, as expected (and not just by me) and was trailing
 Nic, Hannah no longer able to keep up with the leading three.

 Perhaps feeling the effects of the previous week's fell race (but what a
 trophy!), Nic wasn't pulling away from Lara. If anything the gap had
 narrowed as they passed me for the first time on lap two. If I was concerned
 it was with some justification as Lara had pulled ahead on the return
 passing. Stacey was long gone and the gap back to fourth was equally large.

 So it was to be an individual bronze for Nic, but what of the team race.
 There were 16 Ranelagh vests on the start line and the quality was
 sufficient for pre-race calculations to suggest a team score below 100.

 Behind Nic, Megan de Silva ran arguably her best race at Parliament Hill,
 finishing 11th in good company. In the late 30s, Suzy Whatmough, Laura
 Blazey and Abi Weeds were separated just by seconds and the odd runner. But
 the placings had changed slightly on the way to the finish. The scoring four
 in, with a points total more like 90. It was now a matter of how strong
 other clubs were.

 There was a 90 second gap to Marie Synnott-Wells. When captain, Marie led a
 team to these Championships in 2008. A 10th place then, it would be better
 today. Then the Ranelagh vests came at regular intervals - 16 seconds gap to
 Becky Northmore, beginning to make noticeable improvements after ITB issues
 in the summer; 14 to Clare Fowler (if only you could train more regularly);
 21 to Captain Becky, suffering with a cold but still turning out for the

 Jodie Gray returned to her former stamping ground to push the number of
 finishers into double figures. But more were yet to come. Rachel Revett,
 Hannah Doyle and Verka Lafeuille (hopefully not the token cross country
 appearance this season) were just 10 seconds apart, with Heather Martingell
 at 10 places. Charlie Hyde just missed the top 200, leaving Carol Aikin the
 honour of closing out the team.

 As I arrived back at the finish the team results were being announced over
 the tannoy. London Heathside were clear winners, but the silver and bronze
 medals were to be decided by a solitary point. The spoils went to Herne
 Hill, with Ranelagh third. It could have been different, but no-one should
 feel disappointed. To make the podium here is a significant achievement. 

 Of course, no outing these days is complete without some cake and today's
 wonderful offerings proved that, in this respect, Ranelagh has no equal.

 As a postscript, it's worth noting, once again, the extraordinary growth of
 women's cross country in recent years. From 2011 to 213 the number of
 finishers were 139, 139 and 135 respectively. Yet the last three years have
 seen those numbers rise to 186, 203 and now 250.

 Following previous comments, it was pleasing to see David Ready and Vaughan
 Ramsay donning Ranelagh vests in the men's race, finishing 126th and 250th
 in a field of just over 400. Out of little acorns..."

 Results were in the last e-news. Michael Morris picked up the James Whistler
 "fastest vegetable" story in the SW Londoner web news:. 
 THAMES MEANDER MARATHON  Saturday 5th November at Kingston
 1   S Fitzpatrick (HHH)      2:40.58  (chip time 2:40.56)
 26  M Gibson (unatt)         3:18.21  (3:18.20 - 1st woman)
 119 Matt Sowton              3:56.49  (3:56.35)
 192 Jane Craigie-Payne       4:29.17  (4:28.46) 

 November at Tonbridge
 Tom Armstrong and Euan Sinclair finished 9th (10.47) and 14th (11.03)
 respectively as part of the 3rd placed Tiffins team in the Junior Boys

 WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS  Wednesday 26th October - Sunday 6th November in
 Perth, Western Australia
 Two names which feature on our club Honours Board were medallists in these
 championships. Former Australian Cross-Country champion Jim Langford won his
 honours for finishing 4th in the Southern Cross-Country Championships way
 back in 1977, while Lauren Shelley's 2:41 in the London Marathon put her
 name on the board in 2005. A year later she represented Australia in the
 Commonwealth Games Marathon. 

 In the W35 category Lauren scored two decisive wins, taking the 8km
 cross-country by a margin of 40 seconds and the Half Marathon by all of 8
 minutes. Jim was running in the M70 class and reports: "I was happy with my
 silver in the Cross Country. I only had two months to get fit following 8
 weeks of no running and a month in the UK where I had a cold and could not
 do much. The winner of the XC, Don Mathewson and I are great friends. I had
 beaten him in Lyon and at the Australian Championships early in the year. I
 was lucky to beat Martin Ford from the UK. My 10km run was awful! It was hot
 and I just ran out of fitness." 

 W35 8km cross-country  Wednesday 26th October
 1   Lauren Shelley           31.49 

 W35 Half Marathon  Sunday 6th November
 1   Lauren Shelley           86.09 

 M70 8km cross-country  Wednesday 26th October
 1   D Mathewson (Australia)  34.25
 2   Jim Langford             34.34

 M70 10,000 metres track  Wednesday 2nd November
 1   J Demarque (France)      41.26
 4   Jim Langford             46.30 

 EPSOM 10 miles  Sunday 13th November
 Megan de Silva was the second woman home and Marie Synnott-Wells was the
 leading W50.

 1   S Overall (B&B)          52.46
 16  S Crumly (Newbury)       61.55  (1st woman)
 24  Megan de Silva           64.20
 51  Marie Synnott-Wells      71.53
 137 Aoife Kilpatrick         94.37
 147 Susan Seale              97.20

 SECOND SUNDAY 5 miles  Sunday 13th November on Wimbledon Common
 1   M Gallagher (Wimb W)     32.30
 9   C Altmann (TH&H)         37.02  (1st woman)
 20  Steve Aikin              41.19
 33  Carol Aikin              45.08
 50  Tom Reay                 54.30

 1   S MacDougall (Fulham)    1:17.41  (chip time 1:17.41
 22  E Antcliffe (Harrow)     1:28.38  (1:28.37 - 1st woman)     
 136 Rue Turner               1:45.51  (1:45.41)
 176 Lloyd Camp               1:51.18  (1:51.09)
 231 Elisa Ferrua             1:55.51  (1:55.42)
 291 Sue Camp                 2:00.23  (2:00.20)
 329 Robert Hillhouse         2:02.52  (2:02.36)
 450 Ewa Soltys               2:17.21  (2:17.06)       

 VERONA MARATHON  Sunday 20th November
 Gavin Jones was one of Ranelagh's leading runners back in the late 1970s and
 early 80s, but subsequently moved to Italy and largely dropped out of view
 as far as the club was concerned. But he continued to run intermittently and
 in 1995 recorded an impressive 2:25 in the Rome Marathon. Then it was
 silence again, save only for the reunion in 2006 of the team that had
 represented the club in our centenary match 25 years before. Then in 2009
 came the start of a concerted and very successful come-back by Gavin.
 Already in the M45 age group and still domiciled in Italy, he ran a series
 of top class races over the next few years which saw him top ranked in the
 UK at the M45 Marathon (2:28 in 2009), M50 Marathon (2:36 in 2011) and the
 M50 Half Marathon (75.00 in 2011). Unfortunately persistent injuries
 subsequently caused the curtain to come down again...until this year. 

 Gavin, now 55, writes: "I began a comeback early this year, and did a half
 in just under 1:21 in March, but then chronic injuries all flared up again
 and I had to pull out half way through the Rome marathon in April. That
 really rankled, and I wanted to get one marathon done this year as planned,
 even though in the meantime I got hit with a deep vein thrombosis, which is
 no picnic! I didn't really train for Verona and so ran it rather than raced
 it. It went as planned though - 4:30 per km all the way, so I'm quite

 1   E Koech (Kenya)          2:10.52  (chip time 2:10.52)
 226 Gavin Jones              3:09.55  (3:09.50)   

 OLD DEER PARK 10km  Sunday 20th November
 Karen Campbell and Anna Reichwald were the first two W50s home.

 1   D Jordan (unatt)         34.32  (chip time 34.31)
 11  C Earl (Bas & MH)        40.37  (40.35 - 1st woman)
 70  Karen Campbell           48.38  (48.26)
 132 Anna Reichwald           53.04  (52.51)
 GOSPORT HALF MARATHON  Sunday 20th November
 Suzy Whatmough was in racing action again less than 24 hours after featuring
 in our bronze medal winning team at the London Championships! 

 1   J Roberts (Soton)        1:09.40  (chip time 1:09.39)
 51  E Monks (Soton)          1:21.36  (1:21.34 - 1st woman)
 264 Suzy Whatmough           1:34.11  (1:34.01) 

 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 5km Saturday 12th November

 Estelle Damant 19.05  (77.90%), Jackie Dunkley 30.01 (64.63%)

 Richmond Park
 Jordan Mungovan 17.39 (73.28%), Tom Bradley 18.55 (70.48%), Stewart Anderson
 20.51 (69.62%), Alberto Esguevillas 21.01 (66.93%), Jess Harbert 22.12
 (68.09% and jnr), Cecily Day 23.32 (jnr), Steve Aikin 23.04 (64.45%), Jeremy
 Day 23.49, Daniel Rushby 24.00 (65.76% and jnr), Ellie Luxmoore 24.35 (jnr),
 Carol Aikin 24.48 (69.29%), James Rushby 24.57 (jnr), Sam Rushby 26.38
 (jnr), Clare Day 26.47, Karen Harbert 26.53, Bronwen Northmore 32.15

 Old Deer Park
 Allan Whatmough 19.06 (67.63%), Suzy Whatmough 21.31 (68.78%), Clare Fowler
 22.40 (66.40%)

 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.26 (75.86%), Jo Sinton-Hewitt 27.00 (63.64%)

 Crane Park
 Danny Little 19.52 (67.20%), Kevin Kearey 20.56 (69.90%), Becky Northmore
 21.36 (68.52%), Michelle Davies 22.03 (67.57%), Ann Kearey 23.04 (70.95%),
 Heather Martingell 23.21 (72.66%), Josie Kearey 25.08 (jnr)

 Rick Jenner 17.59 (75.35%)

 Osterley Park
 Phil Jackson 25.50 (65.55%)

 Peter Weir 21.39 (68.67%), Karen Weir 24.28 (63.83%)

 Harrow Lodge
 Mel Davison 26.58 (PB)

 Fulham Palace 
 Gordon Whitson 22.01 (74.79%)

 Tooting Common
 Marie Synnott-Wells 20.42 (83.01%), Laura Blazey 20.42 (71.66%)

 SURBITON JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 13th November
 1   J Piper (unatt)           7.46
 8   Caitlin O'Donovan         8.18
 37  Nathaniel Bond           10.53
 parkruns 5km Saturday 19th November

 Bushy Park
 Kevin Jacques 22.28 (70.18%), Jackie Dunkley 29.29 (65.80%)

 Wimbledon Common
 Gordon Whitson 22.08 (74.40%)

 Richmond Park
 Tom Bradley 18.37 (71.62% and jnr), Allan Whatmough 18.41 (69.13%), John
 Shaw 19.45 (78.48%), Bill Neely 20.17 (77.07%), Stewart Anderson 20.18
 (71.51%), Cecily Day 23.10 (65.25% and jnr), Sam Rushby 24.36 (69.17% and
 jnr), James Rushby 24.42 (jnr), Ben Rushby 29.09 (67.81% and jnr)

 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.20 (67.83%)

 Old Deer Park
 Jonathan Smith 18.36 (69.71%), Kris Davidson 18.38 (74.33%), Julian Sampson
 21.36 (65.66%)

 Alan Davidson 25.59 (67.09%)

 Nonsuch Park
 Sean Paynter 18.18 (70.49%)

 Henry Maguire 46.17 (PB)

 Wormwood Scrubs
 Nick Impey 17.47 (73.76%)

 Crane Park
 Dave Lawley 17.49 (74.46%), Danny Little 18.56 (70.51%), Louis Sartori 20.26
 (68.11% and jnr), Phil Roberts 21.52 (67.99% and PB)

 Alex Fordham 19.47 (65.21%)

 Osterley Park
 Michael Osborne 23.28 (64.42%), Phil Jackson 25.08 (67.37%)

 Reigate Priory
 Duncan Mallison 20.22 (67.51%)

 Swansea Bay
 Nick Fordham 22.58 (jnr)

 MOORMEAD JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 20th November
 Mohammed Kabir Sait was first finisher while little sister Afrah set a new

 1   Kabir Sait                7.46
 33  Afrah Sait               12.32

 An American view of British Fell Running:   Video:
(scroll down to film number 10).