Newsdesk 2010

*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 340 5 November 2010 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * 80 Ranelagh turn out for our mob match v South London Harriers * We win the Stubbs Cup by 300 points * Phil Killingley leads our mob but the Wynne Cup club championship goes to Peter Haarer * Katherine Mercer wins the sealed handicap * Martin Halvey third over 50 and John Pratt second over 65 in the Dublin Marathon * parkrun placings for Duncan Mallison, Sarah Doe, Stewart Anderson and Mark Herbert * John Hanscomb completes 250 parkruns * Surrey League races on November 13th * All needed for the Thames mob match on November 20th - and book for the post-race supper * Book now for our Christmas Party * Sign up for the Ranelagh forum * Danny Wakeford obituary SEE HERE ******** SURREY LEAGUE The second races in the Surrey League programme take place on Saturday 13th November. The women are in action at Denbies Vineyard, which is adjacent to the A24 just north of Dorking. The senior race begins at 12 noon followed by under 17s/under 15s at 1pm and under 13s at 1.30pm. After the first race we stand in 5th place in Division 1 and we'll be looking to pull back a place or two. The men won their first Division 2 race and will be hoping to repeat that success on Wimbledon Common. We haven't received details at the time of writing but as the hosts are Wimbledon Windmilers it's reasonable to assume that the HQ will be at the Windmill (Windmill Road, off Wimbledon Park Side). Under 17s/15s/13s run at 2.30pm, seniors at 3pm. All are welcome to run - just turn up and register on the day. MOB MATCH v THAMES HARE & HOUNDS Saturday 20th November in Richmond Park Niall O'Connor writes: "Amidst the jokes and haze of last year's post-mob dinner v Thames I recollect hearing that should Thames lose a third mob match v Ranelagh in a row their committee would be obliged to pay for post-race drinks. If any club needs an incentive to bring a competitive mob, Thames have got one! Our second mob of the season will again be on our home course in Richmond Park, with Alan giving the starter's orders at 2:30pm. Numbers will be available for collection from 1pm at the clubhouse. Bring your blue singlet and be ready for the neighbourly horde in white. While our opponents from Wimbledon, Thames Hare and Hounds, may be the world's oldest club they possess a lot of sprightly runners. They are currently the defending men's Surrey League Division 1 champions while their vets collected gold at the SEAA relays in Aldershot recently. At last year's race they placed seven of the first nine, however we countered with 60 runners overall to their 34 giving us our first win away against them in 20 years - hence the 'haze' in the pub afterwards. As usual the race will be two laps totalling 7.5m/12km and everybody is needed to run. If we can match or better the 80 runners we had against SLH we can certainly pull it off. Winning will see us win four mobs in a row - a feat last accomplished in 1984. Let's go for it! As a subplot the races doubles as our vets championship which should make for a competitive battle with the trio of Paul Doyle, Trevor Maguire and John Shaw well placed for a battle should Peter Haarer not make the start (for a least a minute after the gun goes). Ranelagh hasn't had an individual winner v Thames since Mike Riley in 1983, giving us another (tough) target to aim for. Mobs aren't just about quick runners but about us all turning up and running for our club. The races are a great opportunity to get fitter if your aim is to complete a 10m or half-marathon race. Irrespective of where you place, the post-race tea and cakes in the clubhouse will be welcome. We'll then be hosting Thames to a fish and chip supper in the clubhouse starting at 6pm. Book with Andy Hayward (details below). On November 20th come along to Richmond Park and represent your club in a classic event on a great course against a famous club. Ranelagh needs you - remember, every place counts!" THAMES SUPPER After the mob match on November 20th we'll be treating our visitors to supper in the clubhouse. Anyone who has attended a Thames supper in the past will know that they are always enjoyable and entertaining occasions thanks in no small part to Thames's irrepressible John Bryant. Brush up your jokes! The cost is £6 a head and we'll have beer, wine and soft drinks available. It'll be fish and chips (or veggie alternative - please specify this when you book). We're aiming to start at about 6pm. Book your place with Andy Hayward (andrewhayward@catalinare.com)". MOB MATCH v ORION HARRIERS Looking further ahead, our third mob match is on December 11th away to Orion in Epping Forest. We'll run at least one minibus from the clubhouse - but to give us an idea of whether we need a second one, please let me know if you think you might want to use it. Our Christmas party is in the evening, so buses will return fairly soon after the race. CHRISTMAS PARTY Date:- Saturday 11th December Time:- from 7.00pm Location:- Strawberry Hill Banqueting, St Mary's University College, Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, TW1 4SX - Tel 0208 240 4044. There is secure parking on the premises. Dress:- To Impress!! Dancing from 9 - 12.30 DJ £40 per person, £44 non members Cheques payable to Ranelagh Harriers - Please give cash/ cheques to Michele or leave in an envelope addressed to Michele Gibson at the club with your name and the number of people. Pay at door facility limited!! To reserve your place... Email:- Michele Gibson - micheleagibson@hotmail.com or text Michele 07703 518 956 or grab me at the club on Tuesdays and Wednesdays!! RANELAGH FORUM Marc Snaith writes: "We have created a forum called ranelagh-talk.com so that we can discuss racing and training without the need to send millions of emails. There is a link to it from our home page. It is new so it is lacking in both posters and posts. Hopefully once the season is in full swing it will start to pick up. Please sign up and have your say!" THE PERILS OF HAPPY VALLEY Phil Aiken comments: "As if running at SLH isn't hard enough already... article PRE-EXERCISE STRETCHING Jeff Bull writes in response to Paul Rider's link in the last e-news: "At last, the topic which should have been aired more widely years ago. However, the published study flagged up by Paul is statistically dodgy, having had so few participants. I remember seeing a brief item in 'The Guardian' several years ago which mentioned a very extensive study carried out by the Australian Army about their training protocol for new recruits' exercise programme, in which the effects on over 1500 soldiers were assessed. The link below offers many hits for a Google Search for 'australian+army+stretching+exercises'. Take your pick. Link This next link is just one of the hits from googling 'stretching before exercise':." DANNY WAKEFORD Tony Wakeford - better known in Ranelagh by his nickname Danny - died on September 4th. He was 75 years old and had been suffering with Parkinson's Disease for more than a quarter of a century. Danny was born near Petworth in Sussex and was lucky to escape with his life when at the age of seven his school took a direct hit from a stray German bomber jettisoning its load. Thirty teachers and children were killed and Danny himself was pulled unconscious from the wreckage. Although he seemed to make a full recovery, it was thought likely that the head injuries he sustained in the incident were responsible for the later onset of Parkinson's at the early age of 49. Danny was a keen runner from boyhood and represented Sussex at schoolboy level. After national service he joined the Customs and Excise in east London and later transferred to the Inland Revenue. Now living at Arthur Whitehead's Lauriston Cottage on the edge of Wimbledon Common he joined Ranelagh Harriers in 1956 and soon became a valuable first team runner. In the Southern Championships at Epsom in 1957 he was the club's second man home in 106th place. However, his usual lot seemed to be to provide backup to the club's stars of the day Bill Bird, Alan Hedger, Jeff Bull and John Kirk. In the 1958 Orion mob match these four plus Danny and John Davis all crossed the line together in joint first place. Bill and Alan in particular often reserved their best form for road relays - which were in abundance in those days - and Danny followed suit. He was a member of the Ranelagh team that won the 1960 Leyton to Southend Relay, taking over in the lead on the fifth stage of eight. "Danny had been greatly nettled" wrote the Gazette reporter, "by overhearing a Mitcham supporter tell his man that the Ranelagh leader had 'had it' and he came again magnificently on the uphill finishing stretch to send Bill Bird off 30 yards ahead". He completed 55 mob matches but for such a long-standing member he had remarkably little luck with the handicapper and his name does not appear on any of the club's silverware - unlike his son Robert, who was also a member for several years and twice won the Baker Cup. When Parkinson's struck it was a long drawn-out affair, and Danny was able to continue working and even running for several years. In 1993 he was summoned to Buckingham Palace to be presented with an Imperial Service Order for his services to government. When his health finally obliged him to retire from both activities he remained a regular visitor to the club and continued to timekeep for club events even after the disease reached a distressingly advanced state. He was made a Vice President of the club in 1992. Our condolences go to his family. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 mailto ( mdsnaith5@hotmail.com ) or Marie Synnott-Wells (07956 431319 (After 5pm Weekdays) / mailto nandmwells@aol.com ) Sunday 7th November MABAC League 5 miles. 11am start at Puttenham Common. Details: Saturday 13th November Surrey League race 2 - men at Wimbledon Common, women at Denbies Vineyard, Dorking. See above. Saturday 20th November Mob match v Thames Hare & Hounds in Richmond Park followed by supper - see above. Saturday 27th November South of the Thames 5 miles championships (men and women) on Wimbledon Common parkruns every Saturday at 9am Bushy Park Diana Fountain car park Richmond Park Richmond Gate Wimbledon Common Windmill car park Banstead Woods Car park off B2219 Park Lane, Chipstead Bedfont Lakes Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Ashford, Middlesex Kingston The Hawker Centre Old Deer Park Pools in the Park on the A316 Other venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.com WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** STUBBS CUP MOB MATCH v SOUTH LONDON HARRIERS Saturday 23rd October 7.81 miles in Richmond Park This was a great result for Ranelagh. Without slave-driver Niall O'Connor having to apply the three-line whip we still managed to field eighty runners plus three guests, one of our best-ever turnouts. Niall himself, incidentally, was absent - but I suppose it would have been a long journey back from Colombia so he can be excused. Four of our starters called it a day after one lap giving us 76 finishers against 37 from South London Harriers. This numerical superiority had given us a huge advantage even before the race started, and although the final result was still relatively close we reclaimed the Stubbs Cup by 1068 points to 1368 - or rather we didn't, as South London forgot to bring it with them. Hopefully we'll get it sometime soon! South London's Stuart Major was fastest on the day recording a victory by half a minute over Phil Killingley who was in recovery mode after an excellent half marathon six days earlier - see below. Peter Haarer was a few metres behind, and as second-claimer Phil is not eligible for the Wynne Cup club championship that splendid trophy will remain in the Haarer household. Steve Whitehead ran well for fourth place and Trevor Maguire was sixth. Steve and Trevor will take the club championship silver and bronze medals. Gareth Craft, Pat Wright and Chris Bundhun gave us seven of the top ten finishers but SLH restricted us to only four of the next twelve home - John Shaw (the second over 50 to finish), Marc Snaith, Ted Mockett and Ian Kenton. Honours were fairly even down to about 40th place - by which time the leading women had finished, SLH's Becky Woodland a couple of minutes clear of Claire Donnelly and Marie Synnott-Wells. From there on, however, our numbers began to tell and we crept ahead in the scoring. Our middle order runners clinched it - our 34th and final scorer was David Wright in 61st place whereas SLH had to go down to 90th to close in their team. The second lap of our race was enlivened by a Bank of England race coming on the same path in the opposite direction. Inevitably the clash included one of the narrowest parts of the course as we go through the ferns just before the Pen Ponds. Happily, collisions were, so far as I know, avoided and we all continued on our prescribed routes. Of our mob match "centurions" four added to their tally: David Wright notched up his 140th, Steve Rowland his 125th, Mike Peace his 110th and Clive Naish his 107th - the last 105 consecutive. Clive has not missed a mob match, home or away, since 1983. The sealed handicap winner was Katherine Mercer, 11 seconds ahead of Sonia Rowland with John Scally a further half-minute back in third place. Congratulations to all who ran - let's see you again at the Thames match in a couple of weeks! David Wright adds: "This was the club's third mob win in a row, the first time that has happened since 1987. We have to go back to 1984 for the last time we won four in a row, a real incentive for the Thames race, especially as it's at home. But beware the wounded soldier, we beat Thames on their course last year, they will want revenge. The last time Ranelagh had the individual winner against Thames was in 1983 when Mike Riley prevailed." For the full result, see our website here:. The evening's quiz night was a great success with eleven teams of four or five squeezing into the clubhouse. Steve and Mike Rowland were the quizmasters, Andy Hayward and Michele Gibson organised the fish and chips and Mike White provided the beer. Congratulations to the winning team - Clive Beauvais, Sue Ashley, Chris Owens and Annemarie Goodridge, aka "Quality Street". MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles Sunday 3rd October at Nonsuch Park 1 D Cairnie (Runny) 34.11 36 James Barber 45.42 72 Lynne Barber 55.38 CARDIFF NEARLY-HALF MARATHON Sunday 17th October Andrew Brown writes: "Perfect weather for a fast flat course, shame about the apparent c.190 metres shortfall. Phil Killingley's outstanding 68.12 PB should be fêted; also, although not running under Ranelagh badge, I think Philip Jackson (Malvern Joggers) has trained with us...I'm sure you'll agree 94.10 is all right for M60-64 (particularly the day after a 21:43 PB at the Richmond parkrun). Compared with which, my 99.41 PB looks ordinary, especially if pro-rata'd over the magic 100 minutes (I do a mean sprint finish, but not that mean!)." 1 E Kipkorir (Kenya) 62.07 10 Phil Killingley (Win)68.12 850 Philip Jackson (Mal) 94.10 1769 Andrew Brown 99.41 INTERCONTINENTAL ISTANBUL EURASIA MARATHON Sunday 17th October Andy Hayward reports: "Michele and I decided to do the Istanbul Marathon after being persuaded by Rupert, a member of my other (lunchtime) running club in the City (Raven Racers). Ranelagh's Alison Dicks and Jar O'Brien came to do the associated 15k. The marathon entry fee was a bargain at £13 including t-shirt! A long journey on Thursday led straight into a walkabout city tour into the evening, continuing Friday and Saturday. The beauty of not doing any training before a marathon is that it takes away all expectations and also therefore the stress one tends to put upon oneself beforehand. Due to a calf tear at the beginning of August, having done nothing longer than six or seven miles in months - and not that many of those (my only 'long' run was the 11 mile leg I ran in the Round Arran Relay race in July - three months earlier) my game-plan was simple - get round within the 5:30 cut-off time. I figured that if I could 'manage' the calf tightness which had been plaguing my recent runs and run to 13 or 14 miles, I could walk the rest and get round in about 5:15 - 5:30. Covering the first 14.2 miles in around two hours would give me three and a half to walk the last 12. I'm not normally one to just get round to tick the box and get the medal/t-shirt - rather I try to be competitive, at least in the age group, but I had paid for the entries, airfares and hotel the week before tearing my calf, so I was definitely going to be there when the race was on. Also, having on three previous occasions been in a city when the marathon was on, but not able to compete for one reason or another, I knew it was very frustrating. And, if I got round, it would be (unusually for me) my only marathon of the year, and would make number 70 in total. Michele had a similar plan to just get round in the cut-off time, also having struggled with training. Alison and Jar were there for an easy 15k run and some sightseeing and relaxation at the coast afterwards. So, due to the lack of expectations, I did none of the usual pre-race stuff like carbo-loading, and abstaining from alcohol, and we enjoyed a few beers and a Turkish meal (not known for their pasta, but great on kebabs!) the afternoon/night before the race. The pouring rain when we landed on Thursday, continued through to Saturday morning (great - just what I needed after getting washed out of the Caribbean a few days earlier!). It brightened up a bit on Saturday afternoon, and we nearly saw some sunshine, but it started feeling a bit close by the evening. At 2:30-4:00am there was an amazing thunderstorm that almost shook us out of bed. Looking out of the window at 3:00am I saw lightning strike a mosque across the road, with deafening thunder immediately following. Not much sleep! Race morning I had no breakfast, and had not been able to get any Powergels anywhere, but was not too concerned as I felt I should be able to run 13/14 miles and walk the rest. I drank a couple of Powerades, and psyched myself up for what I knew would be a painful few hours. Rupert (who was looking to get a PB of sub 2:59) had booked a taxi to take the five of us to the start (no manky buses for us) and after that storm, I was surprised to see a clear sky at 7am! Driving over the Bosporus Bridge was fun - except for the poor taxi driver - they closed the bridge right after we crossed, and before he could turn around to get home! An hour and a half waiting around before the start watching the elites warm up was pleasant, but things were starting to warm up ominously. The baggage buses were really easy and efficient - so different to Berlin! The race started 300 metres over the bridge into Asia - a fantastic first mile, going across the bridge from Asia back into Europe, with sunshine and clear views both ways along the Bosporus. Watching (and avoiding) people streaming the other way onto the bridge with picnics was amusing if somewhat annoying - it is the only time in the year that it is opened to pedestrian traffic. In view of my lack of training, I deliberately started at a comfortable pace that I felt I would be able to hold for a while, although I was very nervous that I was going to have to stop through calf tightness (or worse) or just lack of any stamina training. I looked at the Garmin at mile 1 - that pace was bang on 8:30. However, already thinking of excuses and justifications, I decided that if I couldn't finish, I had already run 'all the way from Asia to Europe'! The two races started on different sides of the dual carriageway, but soon joined together, and Michele hooked up with Alison and Jar for the first 5k. A tough climb, followed by a crashing descent to sea level where all gains were quickly lost again covered the next couple of miles. We passed the Besiktas stadium at five miles and I wasn't feeling bad, although worryingly a sign showed the temperature at 20'C already. At around six miles the 15k runners peeled off towards their finish, and we turned to run along the Golden Horn and began the first of two out and backs. I saw Michele after the turnaround and she was only a few minutes behind me, so that was encouraging. At ten miles, the Garmin showed 85 minutes - still bang on 8:30 pace, and I was now starting to think that maybe I actually could hold on to it for another three or four miles, and therefore be able to make the cut-off time. At this point some kind runner offered me half a banana, which I obviously looked as if I needed, and that was gratefully accepted. Mile 11-12 was a long, tough drag uphill, and by now it was starting to get very warm. The thing that kept me going was looking at the amazing two thousand year old double tiered aqueduct (which carried water from the Belgrade forest for Constantine's city of Constantinople) going across the top of it, that took my mind off the pain. At 12 miles we joined the coast road along the Sea of Marmara, and the second out and back, which was basically the whole second half of the marathon (this was tough as there was very little support until the last kilometre). After a while, I saw the leaders coming back the other way on the other side of the road, and thought I would try to keep running at least until Rupert passed. After a while I saw him looking reasonably strong but not flat out, when he was around the 30k mark and I was at about the 25k (15.5 miles) point. He looked a bit disappointed, and shouted over that he was off pace for sub 3:00. Then I thought I would try to keep running to the turnaround point. The organisers did an amazing job closing the roads, so much so that we had the surreal sight of several businessmen in suits obviously trying to get to the airport from their hotel, walking their luggage along the side of the road which was the marathon course, and then handing it over a wall and climbing over to where taxi drivers could get them from an adjoining road. The turnaround never seemed to come, and I thought we must be almost in Greece before it finally came at around 28k. After that, I saw Michele again who was about fifteen minutes behind me at this stage. I felt comfortable for the first time that we would both now make the cut-off time. At this point, I worked out in my head that if I could keep going to 20 miles, I might just be able to finish with a three something instead of a four or five something, so I gritted my teeth and pushed on. I got to 20 in 2:50 - amazingly still bang on 8:30 pace. I was now struggling with fatigue and the heat, but managed to push on to just past the 32.5k sign - 20.4 miles on the Garmin - just under 10k to go. It was now about 24'C, and I ran/walked the last six miles in 10 minute miles. An amazing finish, turning off the coast road up a hill into the Topkapi Palace grounds (no spectators so I walked that bit) and out the gate at the end to the last steep climb up to the Hippodrome, in front of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque (crammed with people, so I ran that bit) and managed to push on off the top of the hill, following the 100m countdown markers from 500m,finally stopping the watch on 3:54:29. This was exactly 57 minutes slower than my marathon PB, but nonetheless, in view of the lack of training it must go down as one of my toughest but most satisfying races. Michele did much the same as me over the last part of the run, but walked a bit more from 30k, and finished in 4:36:13. We were both extremely pleased with our runs off very little training. It goes to prove what I've always known about myself - no speed, but pretty good on stamina. Alison and Jar ran round the 15k together in 81:15 and showered, changed, and came back out to the finish to cheer us in, which was much appreciated. We all relaxed afterwards with a few beers and rubbish food. As Rupert said, he went from 'my body is a temple, to my body is a dustbin, in 12 hours'! I would thoroughly recommend this race - well organised, plenty of drinks/sponge stations, easy and efficient baggage buses, closed roads, and a spectacular city to run in." Marathon (Men) 1 V Kiplagat (Kenya) 2:10.39 332 Andy Hayward 3:54.29 Marathon (Women) 1 A Kasim (Ethiopia) 2:27.25 122 Michele Gibson 4:36.13 15km (Men) 1 A Woldegiorgis (Eth) 45.43 666 Jar O'Brien 81.15 15km (Women) 1 E Chebet (Kenya) 48.44 69 Alison Dicks 81.15 AMSTERDAM MARATHON Sunday 17th October 1 G Feleke (Ethiopia) 2:05.44 (chip time 2:05.43) 6555 Ian Grange 3:58.13 (3:53.03) 11659 Sue Camp 4:23.22 (4:14.52) GREAT SOUTH RUN 10 miles Sunday 24th October at Southsea 1 J Ebuya (Kenya) 45.16 (chip time 45.16) 6932 Heather Martingell 94.14 (88.05) DUBLIN MARATHON Monday 25th October John Pratt reports: "It was 23 years since I did my last marathon and when I got to 65 I thought it about time to do another one. Dublin looked fairly flat and at about the right time of year, and I noticed that the last few years the winning time for M65 was 3hr 40 or so. After several hours of feverish calculation, based on previous marathon and half marathon times (and taking away the number I first thought of) I arrived at an algorithm which predicted about 3:38. The only problem with this was that it was all but an hour longer than my pb (set in 1986 when I was a mere 41 year old) and it meant that I could no longer run hard for two hours and hang on to the end. And so it proved on the day.... It was cold, crisp and clear and 10,000 plus of us set off from Dublin city centre. My plan of running about 8:30 per mile for the first half quickly fell apart. I could not go that slowly and went through 10km in under 50 minutes and the half marathon in 1:43 something, about seven minutes up on schedule. It continued OK until about 21 miles, when there was a steady descent for a quarter of a mile. By then, in the immortal words of a Leonard Cohen song my 'thighs were ruined'. Nevertheless although doing 9min miles by then, I finished in 3:35. Unfortunately some other ****** (whatever he's on, I'll have some) managed 3:14 so I came only second M65. Dublin's an agreeable race, although they seem (characteristically Irish?) to close down all public transport on account of the race, so getting to the start and leaving the finish can be a problem, but you get videos of yourself on-line at four points on the course. The course passes through the Ranelagh district, so you get extra support because of the vest with Ranelagh on it." Ranelagh's Mr Marathon Martin Halvey had another good run, just inside 2:50 on chip timing for third place in the over 50 category. Julie Naismith was also there and put in an exemplary even-paced effort to finish in 4:10. 1 M Kibet (Kenya) 2:08.58 (chip time 2:08.58) 143 Martin Halvey 2:50.05 (2:49.54) 2188 John Pratt 3:35.59 (3:35.43) 5820 Julie Naismith 4:15.40 (4:10.58) HAMMERSMITH 3.3 miles handicap Tuesday 26th October Alan Davidson reports: "It was cold, wet and windy...I was 6th fastest in 23.38 and Alan Howard 10th in 25.05. The organiser updated races now run on the course by the regulars including me 143, Ken Powley 92 (perhaps his final figure) and Alan Howard 44. Alan gets the highest age-graded scores." LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 29th October in Hyde Park Mick Lane finished 2nd over 50. 1 J Shane (N&EB) 15.08 30 Mick Lane 18.35 108 Alan Davidson 22.12 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 3rd November at Woking 1 S Stubbs (Runnymede) 18.03 (actual time 18.03) 2 Steve Rowland 25.19 (19.19) 6 Jim Forrest 26.36 (22.36) 13 Sonia Rowland 26.59 (20.29) RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd October 1 R Carol (Clapham) 17.07 80 Jennie McGrath 24.17 113 Michael Cawley 27.04 152 Stacey Barber 31.05 158 Deirdre Inman 31.42 165 Christine Goodsell 32.18 166 Cindy Croucher 32.19 167 Bronwen Northmore 32.26 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd October Stewart Anderson was runner-up. 1 R Miao (unatt) 20.03 2 Stewart Anderson 22.25 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd October 1 R Ward (Belgrave) 15.35 205 Jose Scheuer 23.44 526 John Hanscomb 31.49 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd October 1 I Callander (Strag) 20.08 23 Andrew Brown 29.38 BRAUNSTONE parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd October 1 T Shardlow (Hinckley) 16.28 35 Emily Harriman 26.35 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd October Second place for Mark Herbert. 1 T Morgan (Thames T) 18.31 2 Mark Herbert 19.19 24 Mike White 26.40 54 Tanya Allen 34.21 FRIMLEY LODGE parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd October 1 M Rees (AFD) 17.28 10 Darren Wood 19.51 GLASGOW parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd October 1 Unknown 16.10 129 Karl Garvey 25.36 CAMBRIDGE parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd October 1 D Connell (Hunting) 17.14 60 Sharon Dooley 24.23 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 30th October 1 G Corcoran (King & P) 17.50 17 Peter Weir 20.04 26 Jerym Brunton 20.25 43 Chris Read 21.10 51 Andy Woodhouse 21.21 63 Andrew Brown 22.04 68 Stewart Anderson 22.16 88 Karl Garvey 23.04 90 Alan Davidson 23.10 119 Jennie McGrath 24.45 133 Philippa Shaw 25.22 153 Karen Weir 26.30 154 Rob Kitchen 26.37 160 Louise Reeder 26.55 167 Lynne Barber 27.15 213 Stacey Barber 31.29 CANNON HILL parkrun 5km Saturday 30th October Sean Paynter's times continue to come down as he regains fitness. 1 S Brookes (unatt) 16.06 4 Sean Paynter 17.13 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 30th October John Hanscomb completed his 250th parkrun, joining an exclusive club which previously contained only one member, Darren Wood - who was on hand to welcome his new colleague with a certificate and tee shirt. 1 Unknown 14.40 27 Ted Mockett 18.57 44 Darren Wood 19.41 77 Simon Rothwell 20.53 93 David Rowe 21.20 127 Alexander Fordham 22.01 140 Peter Fordham 22.18 212 Jose Scheuer 23.36 265 Kirsty Bangham 24.35 393 Wally Garrod 27.16 431 Marina Quayle 27.56 481 Val Lowman 28.51 511 Molly Smith 29.52 525 Peter Lowman 30.28 559 John Hanscomb 31.28 587 Teresa Segovia 33.37 BANSTEAD WOODS parkrun 5km Saturday 30th October Duncan Mallison visited Banstead Woods for the first time and led the field home. 1 Duncan Mallison 18.46 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 30th October Sarah Doe was second woman. 1 P Bowden (Strag) 18.41 9 Chris Camacho 20.45 13 Sarah Doe 21.36 28 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 28.00 BRADFORD parkrun 5km Saturday 30th October 1 T Blanchard (unatt) 19.05 26 Chris Wright 25.51 57 Mary Hickson 31.46 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 30th October 1 Unknown 17.30 8 David Bell 19.39 9 Mark Herbert 19.58 69 Deirdre Inman 31.30 71 Cindy Croucher 32.27 GORLESTON CLIFFS parkrun 5km Saturday 30th October 1 M Sutton (Gt Yarm) 19.18 17 Roger Wilson 23.33 23 Gill Wilson 24.26 CATCHING UP Dee Mondair writes: "I've not been able to come to running nights as I've been working away, but I thought I'd pass some news on. I ran the Bristol Half Marathon on 5th September, time 2:03.40, and then the London Half Marathon on 26th September time 1:52.13. I'm off to New York next to run the marathon on 7th November. Hopefully I'll catch up with you all soon after that." FINALLY... An MIT researcher/runner, Benjamin Rapoport, has devised a formula to help runners to calculate how much carbohydrate they need to complete a marathon without hitting the wall here:.