Newsdesk 2011

*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 350 14 April 2011 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Amelie Hunton wins the Baker Cup and the Ellicock Trophy * Fastest time by Liz Kipling * Marie Synnott-Wells, Sara Grosvenor and Rachel Rowan 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Towpath 10 * Howard Gleave and Bill Neely 1st and 2nd over 50s * Stragglers win mini-mob match * More World Records for Ed Whitlock * Gavin Jones goes to the top of our M50 rankings at Half Marathon and Marathon * Fari Shams first over 35 in the Kingston 16 miles * parkrun placings for Michelle Davies, Sean Paynter and Duncan Mallison * London Marathon this Sunday * Richmond Half Marathon helpers needed SEE HERE ******** LONDON MARATHON Sunday 17th April Good luck to everyone taking part (and to those running Boston on Monday) . Wear your Ranelagh vest if possible, so that our supporters on the course will be able to spot you. Then come along to the Wych Elm in the evening (see below). Then...please write a few lines about your race for the next e-news. LONDON MARATHON ACHES AND PAINS Sunday 17th April As usual Janet Turnes invites all and sundry to her pub the Wych Elm in Elm Road, Kingston, on Sunday evening after the marathon. Janet very generously lays on some food for us, so please come and join in. If you ran the London, or any other spring marathon, bring your medal! WHITLOCK THE WHIZ Our Canadian member Ed Whitlock has had a relatively quiet couple of years struggling with injury but his 80th birthday earlier this year has seen him resume his record-setting ways. On the 19th and 20th March in Edmonton Ed competed in the Canadian indoor masters championships and began by shattering the M80 world record for 3000 metres by the astonishing margin of one and a half minutes! Ed recorded 12:00.88. A day later he returned to polish off the 1500 metres world record, which he duly did by over 30 seconds with a time of 5:48.47. Ed then finished off by contributing a leg to an M80 4x400 metres relay team which set another world record of 6:34.65 - though it should be noted that Ed was actually running faster than this in his solo 1500 metres! Details and photos (with Ed sporting his Ranelagh vest). Ed will be targeting the outdoor track season, but first he wanted to tackle the M80 marathon world record which stood at 3:39. Although short of marathon training he travelled over to the Rotterdam Marathon on April 10th. Ed says he started too fast but in fact his second half was only some six minutes slower than his first. Anyway, he took fourteen minutes off the record with a 3:25.43 clocking. We can expect plenty more records to come...watch this space! RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Our Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 8th May starting at 8.30am and the entry limit of 1150 has now been reached. Heather Martingell writes: "Please help. We need plenty of on-course marshals. The race starts at 8.30am. Marshals will be required for about 90 minutes placed somewhere convenient for you, and you will be rewarded with lovely food and drink in the Rose of York on the following Tuesday evening after training. If you are available to marshal please contact Philippa Metherell ranelaghhalfhelpers@hotmail.co.uk ." RANELAGH ROAD GRAND PRIX Full details of our 2011 Road Grand Prix are up on our website . The first race was the Thames Towpath 10 miles last Sunday, and next comes the London Marathon on April 17th (or any other spring marathon - individual results will be collated to form an overall result). Afterwards comes the Sutton 10km on Sunday 1st May. Details:, followed a week later by our Richmond Half Marathon (see above). GREEN BELT RELAY We have two teams entered for the Green Belt Relay taking place over the weekend of May 21st and 22nd. There are eleven runners per team and we still have a few spots to fill. The course covers a total of 219 miles, describing a large circle around London's green belt. The race is divided into 22 stages and each team member runs one stage on Saturday and another on Sunday. The course is off-road as much as possible. For more details see the website www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/. If you're interested in taking part please e-mail Kirsty Bangham kirstybangham@hotmail.com or Jo Sinton-Hewitt josintonhewitt@gmail.com . LUNCHTIME RUNNING IN THE CITY Andrew McLauchlan writes: "Following up on the city runners bit in the last newsletter - for those in the City proper there is another group who run at 12.30pm from a meeting point on Bunhill Row and run along the Regents Canal towards and including Victoria Park. This group has been going for ten years now and regular runners include (and have included!) Andy Weir, Huw Lobb and others with a more pedestrian pace. Runners are out five days a week with full-on interval training on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesday often has over ten runners turning out. Again all are members of other clubs and use this as a means to clock up mileage during the week. Details can be found here:. There is also a Canary Wharf group for those that work on the Wharf. Anyone interested can email me andrew_mclauchlan@hotmail.com and I can put them in touch on both accounts." THE SUB-2 HOURS MARATHON There's still time to listen to BBC Radio 4's documentary about the possibility of anyone running a sub-2 hours marathon. here:. CONGRATULATIONS... ...to Niall O'Connor and Aine on the arrival on April 3rd of a daughter, Emer. MARATHON SPONSORSHIP Marie Synnott-Wells writes: "I am running the London Marathon this year in aid of the Shooting Star Children's hospice and even in these lean times, can you dig deep again to donate to my justgiving account here:. 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 17th April London Marathon. Sunday 1st May Sutton 10km. 10.30am start. Details:, Sunday 8th May Richmond Half Marathon. 8.30am start (see above). Sunday 5th June Dorking 10 miles. Details:. 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 The 2km junior parkrun for under 15s takes place at 11am on the first Sunday of each month from Bushy Park's Teddington Gate. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** BAKER CUP 3 miles road handicap Saturday 26th March A round fifty took numbers for the Baker Cup race, including three guests. A welcome visitor was Simon Lofts, son of Past President Rex. 16 year-old Amelie Hunton looked a good bet from the word go. She was always in control and remained strong throughout as she put in one of her best-ever runs for the club to finish over three-quarters of a minute ahead of silver medal winner Kirsty Bangham. Kirsty was actually third across the line but Kate Blakey ahead of her was competing as a guest. This was the second year in succession that Kirsty has been runner-up in this race, both times beaten by a junior - last year it was Anna Mallett. And therefore for the second year in succession the winner took not only the Baker Cup but also the Ellicock Trophy for the first under 18 in the handicap. Ian Grange ran well to take the bronze medal and there was a good run too from 10 year-old Livvy Ricketts in fifth place. But one of the best runs of the day came from Liz Kipling, who not only set a new women's course record of 17.26 but also ran the overall fastest time of the day - a feat rarely if ever achieved before by a woman. Second and third fastest overall were Niall O'Connor and Chris Bundhun while second and third fastest women were Marie Synnott-Wells and Amelie Hunton. Many thanks go to Michele and Andy for organising an excellent evening at the Roebuck where we ate our fill and the trophies were efficiently distributed by Big Al and the Pres. MINI MOB MATCH v STRAGGLERS (with KINGSTON parkrun 5km) Saturday 9th April The timing of this event wasn't ideal for us, being the day before the Towpath 10 which is the opening race in our road Grand Prix. However, today's run was only 5km so all credit to the eight or so indefatigable types who turned out in both. We had 43 starters in all for the mini mob match lined up against 57 from Stragglers. It was a closely fought contest but scoring 40 a side we were beaten by 236 points. Richard Gregory, in a last run out before the Marathon, was our first finisher in third place. Sean Paynter, Chris Bundhun and Marc Snaith all beat 18 minutes, with Niall O'Connor just outside, but only Richard, Sean and Chris managed to place in the top ten. Stragglers thus made a good start in the scoring, though we fought back well by filling every place between 16th and 23rd. Thereafter it was fairly even-Stephen until a Stragglers pack came in between 51st and 63rd. Thereafter they maintained their slight edge over us. Marie Synnott-Wells in 22nd place was the first woman to finish, with Wiebke Kortum and Amelie Hunton third and fourth. THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles Sunday 10th April at Chiswick We had thirty finishers in the first race of our 2011 Road Grand Prix on an uncomfortably warm morning. Howard Gleave made an impressive return from injury with a 61.22 effort which won him first prize in the over 50s category. Bill Neely, two and a half minutes back, was second in the age group. Sandwiched by the two over 50s were Trevor Maguire and Niall O'Connor and the leading woman, Liz Hartney from Reading. Duncan Mallison was next, then Marie Synnott-Wells and Sara Grosvenor fought out second and third places in the women's race, with Marie coming out ahead by 14 seconds. Not far behind Rachel Rowan ran well for fourth place. Howard Gleave reports: "I have to say that Bill Neely's performance was especially impressive given that it is not recognised best practice to prepare for distance running by working at breakneck pace for months as a foreign correspondent in some decidedly dodgy locations. He was my man of the match. It's difficult to say much about a race in which one is competing, for obvious reasons, but suffice it to say that my game plan of trying to track Niall and Trevor and hope that I would still be in contention at the end was consigned to the waste bin within a few hundred yards when Niall went off like a rocket, looking very comfortable. I had no option but to swing along and hope that he would start to drift back to me in due course, which he started to do at around mile four. I caught up with him at six miles and a brief chat persuaded me that he was carrying an injury. Also, being a new dad and with a very demanding job he would only be human if running were not his top priority at the moment. Recovering from injury and surgery I had not run any time or distance comparable to the Towpath 10 and was pleasantly surprised that I ran what I felt to be a very comfortable and, confirmed by Garmin, a very evenly-paced race. My fastest two miles were 1 and 2 and my next fastest were 9 and 10. I was very pleased to have run a few seconds faster than last year although this time I made sure that I was well rested before the race and so was at an advantage over those of my teammates who had competed in the mini mob match the day before. Having felt that I had lost pace since last year and could now hang up my running shoes for the shorter distances, I entered the Richmond Park Marathon and will be directing my training towards that event over the next few weeks. The course was very enjoyable. Despite the sunny weather there were lengthy periods of shady running and there weren't too many non-runners on the towpath so that it was possible to enjoy the views and concentrate on reeling in the runners ahead. As usual the course was very well marshalled and it is definitely an event anyone should consider." RACE YOUR PACE HALF MARATHON Sunday 20th February at Dorney Lake 1 E Grant (unatt) 1:30.10 (1:30.07) 248 Sally Bamford 1:57.31 (1:57.13) 412 Julie Deller 2:10.00 (2:09.26) BRIDGES 2.3 miles handicap Wednesday 9th March at Westminster 1 J Gristwood (ESM) 20.35 (actual time 19.20) 5 Alan Davidson 20.50 (17.20) 22 John Hanscomb 21.41 (24.41) TWICKENHAM MARATHON Saturday 12th March Martin Halvey writes: "I ran a marathon recently in Twickenham. It was in conjunction with St. Mary's and involved testing my profile a week before the run; running on a treadmill with a type of oxygen mask stuck to my face going from minimal exertion to maximum with a blood sample taken at regular intervals; breathing into a tube to test levels of nitric oxide; and assessment of leg strength. I found it a little bit tiring. On the 12th of March twelve of us ran a five lap marathon course around Kingston and Twickenham followed by more testing immediately after the run, and at 24, 48 and 72 hours. Five phials of my blood are languishing in St.Mary's...I suppose they could be used for blood transfusions, maybe to injured sparrows or pigeons. Jess Hill was in charge of the study to assess how runners recovered after a marathon wearing compressions pads and undergoing ultrasound. I'm off to Milan next weekend to run the marathon and practice my Italian on uncomprehending Italians. Three weeks later I hope to run the Limerick marathon (measured by Hugh Jones) and to practice my English on the uncomprehending Limerick folk. I would have been happy to run the London Marathon but I left it too late to apply." CYPRUS 10km Sunday 13th March at Pafos John Hanscomb writes: "I am still alive and just about kicking. I ran in Cyprus a couple of weeks ago but unlike our Canadian member I did not set a World age best. I was the only over 75 to finish but they only have over 70 categories. They think that the presentation rostrum is too high for over 75s to climb!" 1 S Regragui 34.47 138 John Hanscomb 68.17 READING HALF MARATHON Sunday 20th March As well as those listed in the last e-news, we had at least two other runners taking part, both of whom set PBs. 55 Tom Harper 74.00 (chip time 73.54) 292 Bill Neely 84.47 (84.33) MILTON KEYNES HALF MARATHON Sunday 20th March Andrew Brown reports: "An excellent course, less favourable conditions than 2010. Richmond parkrun was well represented: six Kew runners went with a guest Straggler; Lynne Barber of Ranelagh was also there. The winner knocked 1m 44s off his 2010 time; I could only console myself with a very economical course PB: 1 second! Lee Coole won the women's over 55 category and her sub 1:40 run puts her at the top of our rankings for that age group." 1 A Cooray (V of A) 1:07.21 (chip time 1:07.20) 426 Lee Coole 1:39.56 (1:39.21) 651 Andrew Brown 1:45.59 (1:45.35) 1840 Lynne Barber 2:11.03 (2:08.12) WATER OF LIFE HALF MARATHON Sunday 20th March at Marlow 1 J McGowan (Hill) 1:22.38 131 Rachael Holmes 1:50.54 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 25th March in Hyde Park 1 A Cooray (V of A) 15.27 128 Alan Davidson 22.44 231 John Hanscomb 33.51 TREVISO MARATHON Sunday 27th March Gavin Jones, who passed his 50th birthday last month, celebrated with a wonderful performance, running an even-paced race to record 2:36.39. This not only takes Gavin to the top of Ranelagh's all-time over 50 rankings, but also gives him the number one spot in the UK for 2011. Admittedly few of the big marathons have taken place yet, but that time is likely to stand up well. It would have placed 2nd amongst over 50s in the UK in 2010. 1 N Ahmed (Morocco) 2:13.57 (chip time 2:13.57) 18 Gavin Jones 2:36.39 (2:36.37) KINGSTON BREAKFAST RUNS Sunday 27th March 16 miles Fari Shams, visiting from Germany, finished 7th woman and first over 35 in an impressive time comfortably inside 7 minute miling pace. 1 P Wicks (Belgrave) 1:20.47 (chip time 1:20.46) 50 Peter Faull 1:46.37 (1:46.34) 69 Fari Shams 1:48.29 (1:48.26) 177 Simon Martin 1:56.43 (1:56.35) 232 Ian Grange 2:00.04 (2:00.00) 309 James Thornton 2:03.52 (2:02.52) 319 Martin Wolfson 2:04.20 (2:03.29) 332 Tony Appleby 2:05.09 (2:04.42) 402 Wiebke Kortum 2:08.41 (2:08.23) 1054 Julie Naismith 2:35.54 (2:35.39) 8.2 miles 1 M Gray (Thameside) 48.27 (chip time 48.26) 224 Karl Garvey 65.07 (64.45) 425 Catherine Murray 70.44 (70.13) 448 Sally Bamford 71.24 (70.58) 656 Marina Quayle 77.25 (76.37) PADDOCK WOOD HALF MARATHON Sunday 27th March 1 J Hutchins (Basing) 1:09.01 (chip time 1:09.01) 1284 Lynne Barber 2:04.00 (2:03.12) 1559 Christine Goodsell 2:13.28 (2:12.41) 1626 Allison Peach 2:17.22 (2:16.34) 1771 Penny Merrett 2:27.29 (2:26.39) 1808 Cindy Croucher 2:32.23 (2:31.35) 1831 Deirdre Inman 2:36.00 (2:35.12) 1832 Bev Ali 2:36.01 (2:35.10) WORTHING 20 miles Sunday 27th March Marie Synnott-Wells was 5th woman overall and 1st over 45. 1 S Way (Bourn) 1:52.22 (chip time 1:52.22) 58 Marie Synnott-Wells 2:24.50 (2:24.49) OAKLEY 20 miles Sunday 27th March Nick Martin reports: "I did my first ever big run, the Oakley 20 miles in Bedfordshire. It was hilly and a good precursor to the London Marathon, shooting a PB time of 2h 44m." 1 P Critchlow (Beau) 1:57.42 283 Nick Martin 2:44.03 433 Heather Martingell 2:56.11 COLCHESTER HALF MARATHON Sunday 27th March 1 A Mussett (Colch) 1:09.43 (chip time 1:09.43) 667 Michelle Pipe 2:24.13 (2:22.38) RAVENS QUARTERLY 5km Thursday 31st March at Wapping 1 C Beauchamp (High) 16.49 16 Chris Read 20.55 17 Andy Hayward 21.19 22 Alan Davidson 22.54 24 Aiah Songu-Mbriwa 24.27 CLANDON PARK 10km Saturday 2nd April near Guildford This was a tough off-road 10km. Oddly the only vets category was over 50s and Sonia Rowland took full advantage to finish in 2nd place in that age group.. 1 L Kemp (Waverley) 35.16 43 Steve Rowland 46.24 82 Sonia Rowland 49.56 REGENTS PARK 10km Sunday 3rd April 1 R Scott (Highgate) 32.38 12 Paul Nicoll 36.55 TAUNTON MARATHON Sunday 3rd April 1 D Tomlin (Teign) 2:44.45 (chip time 2:44.42) 24 Peter Weir 3:08.56 (3:08.47) TAUNTON HALF MARATHON Sunday 3rd April 1 M Jenkin (Bideford) 1:10.20 (chip time 1:10.18) 259 Karen Weir 1:41.38 (1:41.23) KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 6th April at Woking 1 D Nichols (Woking) 25.17 (actual time 20.17) 6 Steve Rowland 25.54 (18.54) 20 Sonia Rowland 27.04 (20.34) 23 Jim Forrest 27.29 (22.29) 30 Alan Davidson 36.15 (31.15) ROTTERDAM MARATHON Sunday 10th April Ed Whitlock beat the existing world record for over 80s by almost 14 minutes. 1 W Chebet (Kenya) 2:05.27 (chip time 2:05.26) 1240 Ed Whitlock 3:25.43 (3:25.40) RIVIERA DEI DOGI HALF MARATHON Sunday 10th April at Mira, Italy Gavin Jones reports: "I did a fairly uninspired 1:16:07 today in 'La Maratonina della Riviera dei Dogi', just outside Venice. I had hoped for better (as usual!) but didn't really know what to expect two weeks after the Treviso Marathon, and considering that it was uncomfortably warm - about 20 degrees - it was a decent run. I came 12th overall and first V50." 1 S Boudalia (Mor) 65.46 12 Gavin Jones 76.07 WHITE HORSE HALF MARATHON Sunday 10th April at Grove 1 F Downs (Chiltern) 1:12.07 281 John Herriott 1:55.24 BRIGHTON MARATHON Sunday 10th April Sharon Dooley writes: "My words of wisdom to a first time marathoner on Saturday whose biggest fear was not knowing what to expect came back to bite me. My response was 'It doesn't matter how many marathons you do or how hard or well your training goes, anything can happen on the day, it will always hurt, all you can do is remind yourself why you are doing it, stay positive and keep moving'. Sunshine seems to like me on marathon days, it's a shame I don't run so well in heat, especially having spent the previous week ski-ing in Austria. The first 8 miles were bliss and the sea views gorgeous, it was on the turn to Ovingdean where the road narrowed, the little breeze from the sea disappeared and the heat of all the other runners started to get to me. I dropped back a little at mile 10 then just got grumpy, the 16 miles ahead really didn't feel all that appealing, I bantered with the other runners and saw pals along the way but I found this the hardest marathon I had done so far. I just couldn't tolerate the heat, I sipped water at every station, poured it over me, took Powerade but needed something salty rather than sugary. At mile 19 I sulked and walked as I drank and decided as I knew I could run all the way round a marathon I had nothing to prove to myself so I made a deal with myself that I would walk till I got back to the seafront. I hadn't realised at the time that that was another 4 miles! I spent most of those 4 miles arguing to myself about being so damn stubborn, why couldn't I just sit at the side of the road and get a lift back, I knew I could finish a marathon I'd done it enough times before. This inner battle amused me until mile 22 when I snapped out of it, taking umbrage at a chap who walked past me. I told him I couldn't allow that and he gave me a despairing look saying 'I'm competitive too but I have no fight left so can we just walk together?' We kept each other company until mile 23 when we ran again, mile 24 I really wanted to stop again but that deal I'd made at mile 19 involved running all the way to the finish so I did, accepting that the 4 miles walking probably had me around 4hrs50 or 5 hrs but I didn't care because I was too hot! As I neared the finish gantry I saw 4:42 on the clock which made me speed up as I knew I had been a few minutes getting over the start line. I hit my Garmin as I crossed the line and did a double take as somehow with a 4 mile walk I'd managed a 1 minute PB - I was not expecting THAT!! My mind now switched from being annoyed at the heat to looking forward to Brathay Marathon on 22nd May, surely that far north has got to be cooler and even if it's not, today made me realise that I underestimated what I was capable of.... I can't tell you how much I enjoyed roast dinner, pud and a cold beer or how much salt I've consumed since Sunday!! Brighton is a really nice course, the crowd support was great and I personally enjoyed all the switchbacks and seeing elites and masses alike along the way. David Rowe adds: "It wasn't the heat that killed me - I was quite happy with that. It was being ill for a week two weeks before. I didn't realise that it would take it out of me so much. In my last longish run before Brighton (last Monday) I did 13 miles and it felt like I'd run a marathon. The pain came back after 8 miles in Brighton. I got through half way on target (1:34) but just after 16/17 miles I was in agony. I made it to 20 before a bit of run/walk took over. Had a great day, even though my sub 3:10 will have to wait till another race." 1 P Kiprop-Boit 2:16.07 (chip time 2:16.06) 355 David Rowe 3:25.48 (3:25.36) 1289 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 3:52.21 (3:48.44) 1679 Jose Scheuer 3:59.49 (3:54.56) 4148 Sharon Dooley 4:42.29 (4:37.15) 4561 John Scally 4:50.09 (4:43.32) There may have been other Ranelagh runners in the field but the official results don't show clubs so I haven't been able to identify them. Please let me know any other results. MILAN MARATHON Sunday 10th April 1 S Naibei (Kenya) 2:10.38 (chip time 2:10.38) 197 Martin Halvey 3:07.31 (3:07.25) CATCHING UP Tom Reay writes: "I'm only just getting back to doing races after a twelve month absence due to a suspected heel spur injury which has now healed. I have recently completed the following two races: Sidcup 10 miles in 87:45 on 13th February Fleet Half Marathon in 1:52:13 on 19th March. The Sidcup 10 is a fairly hilly pavement three lap course and provides a good chance early in the year to put in a reasonable 10 mile time. The course at Fleet is an undulating road circuit with gradual uphills and downhills. I was lucky to have family members who lived nearby to support me and they probably helped me to reasonable time. I went through 5K in 26mins which was a PB at the time." RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 26th March 1 F Fox (Felixstowe) 17.51 27 Stewart Anderson 21.02 28 Phil Jackson 21.04 55 Karl Garvey 22.42 56 Andrew Brown 22.42 77 Richard Goddard-Jones 23.44 105 Michael Sikora 25.35 123 Zinny Gavars 26.26 128 Tony Clark 26.35 148 Tamsin Burland 27.38 152 Zoe Gavars 27.50 157 Val Lowman 28.14 164 Peter Lowman 28.34 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 26th March 1 J Ellis (Clapham) 16.18 37 David Rowe 19.25 129 Adam Wright 21.51 277 Tom Reay 24.25 286 Paul Bisping 24.35 531 Kirsty Bangham 30.41 583 Sharon Rowe 32.22 587 John Hanscomb 32.22 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 26th March 1 B Osborn (Strag) 17.37 8 Chris Camacho 20.41 CANNON HILL parkrun 5km Saturday 26th March Another PB for Sean Paynter in finishing 3rd 1 W Frey (Birch) 15.18 3 Sean Paynter 16.47 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 26th March Michelle Davies was the first woman home. 1 T Haughian (SMR) 16.28 6 Lee Davies 20.08 13 Michelle Davies 21.45 42 Heather Martingell 27.41 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 26th March 1 B Kennard (WSEH) 17.15 4 Paul Gilbert 20.56 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd April 1 J Flood (Strag) 16.53 4 Ian Kenton 19.08 20 Stewart Anderson 20.56 39 Jar O'Brien 21.47 42 Karl Garvey 21.58 43 Andy Woodhouse 21.59 51 Steven Mountain 22.15 53 Christopher Parsons 22.21 55 Andrew Brown 22.23 71 Tony Appleby 23.13 123 Michael Sikora 26.01 127 Ally Salisbury 26.14 134 Tony Clark 26.27 142 Nicola O'Shea 26.59 146 Sue Camp 27.12 170 Peter Lowman 28.54 188 Val Lowman 29.34 196 Karen Weir 30.13 219 Pat Hewlett 33.56 224 Bronwen Northmore 35.00 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd April 1 C Parr (Gateshead) 14.53 28 Chris Bundhun 18.00 37 Ted Mockett 18.32 41 Nik Wright 18.42 90 David Rowe 20.40 149 Adam Wright 21.50 304 Kirsty Bangham 24.26 354 Mary Hickson 25.32 355 Chris Wright 25.33 462 Tamsin Burland 27.21 485 Wally Garrod 27.54 531 Danny Hobbs 29.04 605 John Hanscomb 32.01 673 Sharon Rowe 43.05 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd April 1 D Collier (26.2) 17.43 12 Chris Camacho 21.26 15 Sarah Doe 21.34 19 Alan Davidson 22.42 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd April 1 M Gratton (SMR) 19.16 20 Lee Davies 23.52 26 Mark Herbert 25.09 CANNON HILL parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd April 1 E Banks (BRAT) 15.46 6 Sean Paynter 17.15 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd April 1 J Clark (unatt) 18.11 21 Marina Quayle 28.05 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 3rd April 1 P Bearman (K&P) 6.43 22 Euan Sinclair 9.32 25 Livvy Ricketts 9.37 45 Juliet Ricketts 11.22 46 Finlay Sinclair 11.22 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 9th April 1 R Brookling (unatt) 16.41 27 Stewart Anderson 20.44 81 Karen Weir 23.22 133 Yvonne Rice-Oxley 26.19 150 Zoe Gavars 26.56 155 Zinny Gavars 27.15 225 Pat Hewlett 34.27 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 9th April 1 J McFarlane (TH&H) 15.50 52 Simon Collingridge 19.51 116 Adam Wright 21.25 275 Paul Bisping 23.51 604 John Hanscomb 31.49 618 Sharon Rowe 33.06 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 9th April 1 Unknown 18.19 3 Duncan Mallison 21.10 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 9th April 1 B Kennard (WSEH) 17.35 60 Tanya Allen 31.56 BLACK PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 9th April 1 H Johnston (P Patch) 17.03 63 Michelle Davies 22.05 64 Lee Davies 22.07 76 Pete Warren 22.43 100 Mark Herbert 23.52 112 Melissa Glackin 24.31 FINALLY... Kelly Gneiting became the heaviest person to finish a marathon last month when he crossed the line in the Los Angeles Marathon. Gneiting is a former American sumo wrestling champion and currently weighs in at about 28 and a half stones (over 180kgs). He finished in 9 hours 48 mins 42 secs after walking most of the last 18 miles. "I did it, but it was hell", said Gneiting, "Pure hell."