Newsdesk 2011

*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 366 8 December 2011 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ranelagh wins the Pelling-Ratcliff Cup mob match v Blackheath & Bromley * Chris Illman wins the FB Thompson Medal as the overall winner * Peter Haarer retains the Wynne Cup club championship * John Shaw wins the Harry Sheer Memorial Trophy as the leading over 50 * Ranelagh women finish 11th in the Surrey League * Fiona Ford leads the team * David Benton finishes 4th in Masters International * Ralph Street ran 32.30 10km in Sweden back in August * parkrun placings for Richard Gregory, Darryl McDonald, Rachael Holmes, Michelle Davies, Gill Wilson, Sean Paynter, Mark Herbert, Chris Spink and Mel Hunter * Dysart Cup and club women's championship this Saturday * Ellis Cup men's inter-club also this Saturday SEE HERE ******** DYSART CUP and CLUB WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP The Dysart Cup women's inter-club race takes place this Saturday (10th December) starting at 1.45pm in Richmond Park. It's over a 4 miles course and incorporates the club women's championship for the Hugh Jones Salver. It also includes the club women's veterans championship for Trish's Trophy - this is open to all women members over 40. All are welcome to take part - register at the clubhouse or at the start. More details:. ELLIS CUP Right after the Dysart Cup, starting at 2.30pm, comes the Ellis Cup men's inter-club race over a 5.5 miles course in Richmond Park. All are welcome. Details as for the Dysart Cup above. RANELAGH CHRISTMAS PARTY ...takes place at the Richmond Hill Hotel this Saturday from 7pm. Bookings are now closed - we hope everyone has a great time!. LONDON MARATHON CLUB PLACES The ballot for our three remaining guaranteed club places for the 2012 London Marathon will be held at the Christmas Party. We have nine names to go in the hat so far. To be eligible you need to have taken part in at least two mob matches in the past twelve months, or else to have run one mob match and also helped as a volunteer at two club events. If you're interested and you qualify send your name in to Louise Piears louise.piears@goodrunguide.co.uk by Friday. A MESSAGE FROM KEN Ken Powley writes: "Last Saturday's Surrey Ladies League event had a record number of 367 finishers. From my point of view, in having to produce the results, it had the potential for a complete disaster. It was only the great teamwork, and professionalism of the Ranelagh members that averted this. I have to rely 100% on the recorders in order to produce a result. So, my thanks to all those who helped in the event, to all the marshals, who included stalwarts Pat Hewlett and Ted McCabe, and even those doing seemingly the most menial tasks, everyone contributed to a successful event. My special thanks go: To the Chief Race Official Andy Bickerstaff for organising the course and marshals and numerous other jobs. To his able deputy Alan Hedger who had the foresight to arrange a twin funnel finish, something we have never attempted before, but without which it would have been a disaster. To the Recorders, who included Jo Jacques and Steve, the others as far as I know were from other clubs, I don't have the names. To Simon Burrell and Sonia Rowland for synching the times and numbers. To Martin Clark and Simon for helping me collate the results. To Frances Ratchford who was timekeeper for all the races, and never missed one finisher. (I did miss one!). To Steve Rowland who manually produced the results for the Junior races in his usual impeccable style. Sorry if I have missed anyone. It just shows that Ranelagh are good at one thing at least, and that is organising races - where teamwork is everything." To which we must of course add our heartfelt thanks to Ken himself who did everything else not mentioned above and had comprehensive and accurate results up on our website by Saturday evening! McLEOD CUP and WOMEN'S PERFORMANCE TROPHY Leaders of the men's competition after six events are Chris Bundhun (573), Trevor Maguire (566) and Chris Camacho (488). Kate Woodhouse leads the women's competition on 592, ahead of Lara Werrett (486) and Sandra Prosser (476). Full details:. RICHMOND JUNIOR MINI-MARATHON TRIAL The Richmond Sports Development Team is using the Bushy Park parkrun as its trial for the junior Mini-Marathon on the London Marathon Course on 22nd April. Selection in the various age groups (U13, U15 and U17) will be on the basis of times set in Bushy Park between 7th January and 11th February and you have to register your time with the Richmond SDT by 12th February. Details:. RICHMOND PARK MARATHON Dave Munt writes: "The Richmond Park Marathon 2012 is now open for entries, scheduled for 20th May 2012. It's quite a small entry limit (300) so it will fill up quickly. The route is three full laps around the perimeter trail, plus one shortened lap of the park (clockwise last year). It's obviously very local to the club, so a good choice for many members. London's best trail marathon! I think they have just opened the website, so it's a good time to book before it fills up: richmondparkmarathon.co.uk/. On-line entry is available here:." NEWS FROM parkrun The weekly parkrun newsletter includes this from Bronwen Northmore, after learning that she had won the Sweatshop monthly prize: "Thank you for the best Christmas present I could have hoped for, I can't tell you how thrilled I am. It is really good to know that you keep an eye on those of us at the back who are regularly overtaken by dogs and buggies. I started running just over two years ago at the age of 59, having finally overcome horrendous memories of cross country runs through the snow during the bitter winter of 1963 when the school playing fields were frozen from Christmas to March. A Richmond Borough running course for women delivered by Ranelagh Harriers persuaded me to give it a try, and I found I loved it. I have just notched up my 50th parkrun and am looking forward to the T shirt to go with the lovely new shoes, which I hope will help me crack 30 minutes at Richmond Park. I only need to develop enough stamina to tackle the uphill as fast as I manage the down..! parkrun is a fantastic concept brilliantly delivered, a great way to measure individual progress (I really like the statistics!), to meet people and to kick off the weekend. Whilst I am never going to set the running world alight there are a few advantages to being a parkrun Golden Oldie. There isn't much competition; winning your age category isn't hard when you're in a class of one. Starting from a low base means there's loads of scope to improve and still having something that approximates to a waistline is very good for one's morale! Thanks to all involved in helping me on this journey - Richmond Borough for getting me started, Ranelagh for being so welcoming and supportive, the Royal Parks for letting us run over their beautiful park, parkrun for being such a brilliant organisation and such a great motivator, and the Sweatshop for sponsoring the prize. Best wishes from a very happy runner." WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 / e-mail Marc ranelagh.men@gmail.com or Marie Synnott-Wells (07983 430264 (After 5pm Weekdays) / e-mail Marie and Heather ranelagh.women@gmail.com Saturday 10th December Dysart Cup inter-club women's 4m race including Hugh Jones Salver club women's championship. 1.45pm start in Richmond Park. Ellis Cup men's inter-club 5m race. 2.30pm start in Richmond Park Saturday 17th December South of the Thames 7.5 miles championship on Wimbledon Common Saturday 31st December Henty Relay in Richmond Park. Run off those Christmas excesses with our informal relay starting at 12 noon. Register at the clubhouse by 11.30am for team selection. 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 *************** PELLING-RATCLIFF CUP MOB MATCH v BLACKHEATH & BROMLEY HAC incl WYNNE CUP CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday 26th November in Richmond Park This was probably our best chance of winning a mob match this season and we grabbed the opportunity with both hands. We had just short of 70 Ranelagh runners at the start - which had to be delayed by a minute or two while late arrivals queued up for numbers! Blackheath and Bromley fielded 39 so the advantage was with us from the outset. It was good to see Cirencester's Chris Illman turning out for us for the first time this season, though as a second-claimer he was not eligible for the club championship. He and Peter Haarer soon left the rest behind and the race was between the two of them. This was Peter's come-back after injury and a little short of fitness he couldn't hold on to Chris who went on to win by over half a minute. Peter's consolation was putting his name once again on the impressive Wynne Cup club championship trophy. Chris in turn had the consolation of being presented with the F.B. Thompson medal which goes each year to the individual winner of this race. Richard Gregory would have been expected to give the front two a run for their money but he too was nursing an injury and enjoyed a steady run to take third place. Blackheath's top finisher Glenn Turner was next, just getting the better of Carl Hammer. Blackheath also provided the next two home, there was a guest in 8th place and then Trevor Maguire, Mark Herbert, John Shaw and Ted Mockett chalked up a few more points for Ranelagh in 9th to 12th places. Marc Snaith finished 14th and then Alice Hector making her club debut recorded an excellent 50.54 in 17th place, the eighth fastest time by a Ranelagh woman on this course. Up to this point Ranelagh only had a slight advantage in the points scoring, but the pack comprising Chris Bundhun, Andy Bickerstaff, Gary Christie, newcomer Hywel Pegler, Chris Owens and Sean Paynter between 20th and 25th began to tip the scales heavily in our favour. Fiona Ford in 35th place was the second woman home and behind her Blackheath staged something of a fight-back but it was too little and too late. We scored 36 a side, and the President was the day's anchor man in 66th place, whereas the final Blackheath counter was down in 99th. The final tally gave us a resounding victory by 1094 points to 1609. Congratulations to everyone! The 'heathens omitted to return the Pelling-Ratcliff Cup so we don't have it in our possession yet but we hope to take charge of it soon. As already mentioned, Chris Illman won the winner's medal and the third trophy on offer also came to us. This was the Harry Sheer Memorial Trophy for the first over 50 to finish. John Shaw was the holder and he liked it so much he thought he'd hang onto it for another year. The sealed handicap was won by David Wright, who was completing his 146th mob match. Clive Naish, on his 113th, placed second and Trevor Maguire (with a mere 23 to his name) was third. Thanks as ever to the officials, marshals and tea providers without whose largely unsung efforts these events could not take place. Photos by Mike Peel of Blackheath here:. SURREY LADIES LEAGUE DIVISION 1 Saturday 3rd December in Richmond Park After a faltering start to the League when we finished 12th in the opening race, we went one better this time and somehow managed to move up to 10th overall out of the fifteen Division 1 clubs. There were 367 finishers in the combined Division 1 and Division 2 race, which stretched the logistics almost to breaking point (see Ken Powley's note above). Separating the two races has been considered and rejected before, but now it is surely becoming a necessity. There is no doubt that the quality as well as the quantity is improving all the time and it's tougher than ever to place well. It was good to see two new names heading the Ranelagh team around the first short lap, Alice Hector and Fiona Ford. In Alice's case, as a new second-claimer she was ineligible to count as a member of the scoring team, but she looked impressive completing the lap well up in the pack pursuing the leader. Alice decided not to risk exacerbating a knee injury by going any further but we'll look forward to seeing what she can do in the next race when she will be eligible to count. Fiona ran strongly throughout to stay ahead of stalwart Marie Synnott-Wells and take 15th place in Division 1. Marie followed less than half a minute behind in 21st. There was a little gap then before Kate Woodhouse and Kerrie O'Connor - who had never been far apart - crossed the line in the 60s, and then Karen Weir won her battle with Lara Werrett to fill the fifth and final spot in the scoring team. Sandra Prosser, Helen Nance, Heather Martingell, Kirsty Bangham and Tamsin Burland completed the Ranelagh representation. CATCHING UP WITH RALPH STREET Back on August 13th while based in Sweden for Orienteering training, Ralph ran the Midnattsloppet 10km in Sweden where he ran negative 5km splits to record 32.30. This will slot him into 23rd place in Ranelagh's all-time rankings. 1 H Idris (Sweden) 31.08 (chip time 31.08) 5 Ralph Street 32.30 (32.19) More recently Ralph ran as a guest in the Oxford Uni v RAF match at Oxford on 13th November, finishing 18th in 32.45 (winner Luke Caldwell in 29.46) and then representing Sheffield Uni he finished 3rd in the South Yorkshire League race at Spinkhill on 27th November in 31.19 (winner Jacob Clark of City of Sheffield in 30.51). LATINA HALF MARATHON Sunday 16th October in Italy Gavin Jones finished 10th and first over 50. 1 F Tayeb 64.51 10 Gavin Jones 77.12 CLUB LA SANTA November in Lanzarote David Rowe spent a "relaxing" week in Tenerife to put in some Ironman training, covering 321m on his bike, 36m running and 9k swimming. The runs included two races, a 10km which he won in 38.50 and a Half Marathon where he was third in 1:37.24. LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 25th November in Hyde Park 1 C Lamb (Rugby & N) 16.19 49 Richard Adams 19.46 214 Martin Clark 28.29 230 John Hanscomb 34.34 BRITAIN and IRELAND MASTERS INTERNATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 26th November at Bellahouston David Benton was selected to represent England in the M45 race and had a fantastic run to finish in 4th place, second scorer in the winning England team. David beat Herne Hill's Keith Newton - who had finished 14th and 16th in the two Surrey League races to date - by some 50 seconds. 1 A Davies (Wales) 25.24 4 David Benton 26.33 THREE MOLEHILLS 15 miles Sunday 27th November at Dorking The three hills in question (near the River Mole, geddit?) are Box Hill, Newbury Park and Ranmore Common. David Rowe reports: "I heard about the Three Molehills race months ago and thought it might make a change from the regular 5/10/13.1 running race distances that I often get involved in. I'm trying to avoid cross country races at the moment as I don't want to risk injury so close to my next Ironman distance triathlon (in late January) so the idea of a tough run to get some miles in the legs sounded like fun. So much fun that I decided to cycle the 19 or so miles to get to the start in the morning as a warm-up! The race is a three leg event that can be run as an individual or as a relay team. Individual all the way I say :) Leg 1 - 'The Box' A fast start saw me get to the bottom of Box Hill in probably 15th position or so. Although I'd raced off at just slower than 6 minute miling pace I knew that this wouldn't last - and Box Hill would take care of that! The first obstacle was some stepping stones across the River Mole. Well I wasn't expecting those. Straight after the stepping stones came the steps - around 270 steps that take you up to the top of Box Hill. These were tough. You couldn't run up them - it was just a quick powerful walk/climb up the hill with many other runners all around you. There was no real room to overtake and everyone around me was going at a speed I was happy with. Once at the top you run to a turnaround point (a lovely viewpoint which has great views of much of Surrey) and then down Box Hill. With a severe lack of any kind of hill training (for months if not years) I knew I'd not be prepared for some of the downhills - which I find much harder than going up. I restrained myself a bit coming down as I didn't want to completely destroy my quads and because of this I was caught up and passed by a few people on the downhill section. Once we got onto the flat parts I could keep up a good pace but going down I didn't want to risk things too much - as this race was more for fun than a position and is just part of the grand race plans for the next few weeks/months. After 3.63 miles of running and 27 minutes 11 seconds, most of it up and down, I returned to the start/finish to start the second leg. There was stacks of support from spectators and other runners who were running the event as part of relay teams. I like this style of race as you get plenty of support and as there's a lot of 'out and back' you see other runners who encourage you and you can encourage/support back. I was very surprised to see an average of 7:23 miling. Surely I couldn't keep that up... Leg 2 - 'Norbury Manor' The second leg headed off in the direction of Westhumble and then up yet another incline! This was a much gentler climb - still hard work but not one that you had to walk up! It did go on for quite a while but that's the nature of this event. Near the top there was a water station with PowerBar gels (the only time I've been given gels in a race before I think is in an Ironman triathlon - so top marks to the organisers for sorting this). I took a gel and some water and continued on. During the downhill a couple of runners flew past me. Whenever anyone came past I'd try and see from their race number if they were an individual or relay entrant. Unfortunately these were individuals. Two more runners then closed in on me and I decided to try my best and hang on with them. At the bottom of the descent the three of us were all together and we pushed on as best we could (around 7 minute miling pace) alongside the A24 on the way back to the start of leg three. My GPS measured leg two as 6.04 miles and it took me 42:31 (7:02 miling). Leg 3 - 'Ranmore Ramble' Leg 3 began in a different direction and headed straight uphill. A steep incline took us up, up and up and it was just a constant climb all the way up to the top of Ranmore Common. At the start of the leg I heard one of the chaps right behind me say, "I think he's overcooked it!" about one of the runners ahead who overtook us a couple of miles ago and was now walking. The three of us ran past him and didn't see him again. Once at the top of the hill you run along a quiet road and then through a muddy wooded area which was rather energy sapping. Another water station at the turnaround point (where I walked for a couple of seconds just to get some water in) and then it was time for the race back down to the finish. I was still with the two other chaps at this point and we'd helped each other on the climb up. If it wasn't for them I don't think I would have made it up there so quickly. During the final descent to the finish I couldn't quite keep up with the other two and they moved off up ahead. I kept pushing and was really happy to cross the finish line in 1:41.22. The 4.37 miles that I measured for this leg took me 31:40 (7:14 miling). In the overall results I was 21st out of 106 individuals, The winner finished in 1:30.50 and Iain Wilson was not far behind me as the fourth over 50 in 1:44.38. Looking at the team relay entries I was beaten by 7 teams (out of 46 overall relay teams). My overall miling pace for the 14 or so miles was 7:12 miling - which is what I need to be running a marathon in - although I have no plans to run a marathon that hilly! As I write this the following evening my legs are truly screwed and I feel like I've almost run a marathon. A couple of hours easy riding on the bike today surely must help. Only time will tell... Finally I have to say the course marking was excellent, the water/gel stations fantastic and the marshals superb. They were everywhere! Top marks to Events To Live for a really well-organised event. It was also a nice touch to be greeted by Alan (the race director) as you cross the finish line." 1 S Winder (E&E) 1:30.50 21 David Rowe 1:41.22 25 Iain Wilson 1:44.38 APHRODITE HALF MARATHON and 5km in Cyprus November 2011 Alan Davidson reports: "The Sports Resort trip to Limassol (Cyprus) now only offers two races but eleven days of sunshine (19-22C) was very welcome. Conditions for the Paphos Aphrodite 5k really suited me - warmth, slight breeze, flat course by the sea and I was happy with 7th in 21.39 (the winner from Cameroon did 18.51). On a number of occasions Greece has sent its national male team to scoop the first three prizes in the Aphrodite Half Marathon but they came unstuck this year as a lone Russian (Andrey Leyman) won in a course record 1.05.15 and also a young Russian woman (Anna Gavriuk) coasted round in 1.21.44 to take the prize for first lady. I had some solo training runs in the chalk hills above Limassol spotting en route a three-piece suite that had been dumped in the hills two years ago! Our second race organised by the tour company was a 2.8 miles (approx) handicap along the Amathus area promenade/boardwalk and in ideal conditions I was 2nd fastest in 20.04. The only excitement left involved one of our party falling over a huge Christmas tree in the hotel lobby which he failed to see (I stuck to water) and a four and a half hours round trip by buses to the lovely Omodhus village high up in the hills which set me back 2 Euros!" MIDLAND WOMEN'S LEAGUE Saturday 3rd December at Northampton Estelle Damant was back in action after a break from racing of several months. Representing Loughborough Uni she finished 11th in 26.28, behind winning team-mate Beth Potter's 24.57. MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles Sunday 4th December at Wisley Team Barber led the Ranelagh representation. 1 D Cairnie (Runny) 30.33 116 Lynne Barber 53.33 141 Stacey Barber 63.31 142 James Barber 63.31 144 Bronwen Northmore 65.04 145 Penny Merrett 65.30 149 Bev Ali 69.12 150 Pat Hewlett 69.25 RICHMOND PARK 10km Sunday 4th December 1 T Brownlee (unatt) 36.09 145 Alan Meaden 61.55 151 David Meaden 63.05 KINGSTON 10km Sunday 4th December Martin Wolfson was the leading over 60 but his late transfer entry ruled him ineligible so the honour went instead to Tom Reay. 1 M Withey (Stroud) 32.02 116 Martin Wolfson 46.08 199 Tom Reay 50.56 PERIVALE 5 miles Sunday 4th December 1 M Cummings (HHH) 26.09 37 David Bell 31.35 108 Pete Warren 37.59 146 Sharon Dooley 40.23 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 26th November 1 H Kent-Egan (unatt) 18.21 18 Peter Weir 20.30 23 Tomas Sterner 21.17 84 Louise Davies 24.37 91 Andrew Brown 24.52 131 Michael Sikora 27.20 157 Martin Clark 29.21 177 Bronwen Northmore 30.51 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 26th November 1 J Rowe (WSEH) 16.26 11 David Rowe 17.58 88 Kerrie O'Connor 20.50 264 Jose Scheuer 23.42 467 Tamsin Burland 27.06 488 Wally Garrod 27.38 610 Kirsty Bangham 30.02 696 John Hanscomb 33.04 NONSUCH parkrun 5km Saturday 26th November 1 I Johnson (Strag) 17.11 9 Luke Wilson 20.41 20 Steve Grout 21.54 43 Roger Wilson 24.15 50 Gill Wilson 24.45 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 26th November 1 C Kissane-Wood (Walt) 17.03 13 Chris Camacho 20.34 31 Rob Kitchen 24.15 32 Bronwen Fisher 24.24 44 Janet Turnes 27.08 46 Hannah Turnes 28.06 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 26th November Michelle Davies was the leading woman. 1 I Charlton (unatt) 19.20 11 Michelle Davies 21.50 12 Mark Herbert 21.50 83 Cindy Croucher 31.39 86 Danny Hobbs 32.28 97 Heather Martingell 37.20 OXFORD parkrun 5km Saturday 26th November 1 Unknown 18.26 27 Ian Bingham 25.06 33 Evelyn Joslin 25.52 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 26th November Mel Hunter was third woman home for the second week in succession.. 1 B Kennard (Walton) 17.04 18 Melanie Hunter 25.13 ALBERT parkrun 5km Saturday 26th November 1 G Jayasuria (M&C) 16.39 44 Geraldine Conneely 21.38 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd December 1 R Berry (West 4) 17.45 2 Sean Paynter 18.21 4 Trevor Maguire 18.31 10 John Ricketts 19.21 12 Andy Bickerstaff 19.38 14 Simon Burrell 19.41 29 Jerym Brunton 20.54 38 Tomas Sterner 21.14 42 Duncan Brown 21.36 46 Phil Jackson 21.53 65 Daniel Chiechi 22.47 70 Elin Mortensen 23.01 81 Karl Goarvey 23.35 94 Amrut Sharma 24.25 114 Rob Kitchen 25.54 127 Tony Clark 26.29 133 Sue Camp 26.52 148 Philippa Kitchen 27.38 152 Michael Sikora 27.49 170 Wally Garrod 29.26 191 Bronwen Northmore 30.56 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd December 1 A Jackson (Sitting) 16.33 7 Ted Mockett 18.34 41 Alex Fordham 20.15 61 Chris Brook 20.47 69 James Whistler 21.00 147 Adam Wright 22.44 149 Peter Fordham 22.47 186 Jose Scheuer 23.33 463 Kirsty Bangham 28.55 488 Mary Hickson 29.15 546 Chris Wright 31.34 577 John Hanscomb 32.50 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd December Three placings for Ranelagh this week - Mark Herbert and Chris Spink finished 2nd and 3rd and Gill Wilson was the leading woman. 1 J Harris (Woking) 18.10 2 Mark Herbert 18.26 3 Chris Spink 20.16 34 Roger Wilson 25.00 37 Gill Wilson 25.14 52 Sophie Spink 27.22 72 Cindy Croucher 32.18 73 Deirdre Inman 32.39 76 Danny Hobbs 33.37 ALLY PALLY parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd December This was the inaugural Alexandra Palace parkrun. 1 D Norman (Strag) 18.09 5 David Rowe 19.44 8 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.53 28 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 24.48 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd December Rachael Holmes won the women's section. 1 D Tanner (Clapham) 17.50 12 Rachael Holmes 24.03 19 Melanie Hunter 25.55 24 Lorna Smith 28.26 37 Deborah Blakemore 42.23 CAMBRIDGE parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd December Richard Gregory was the winner at Cambridge.... 1 Richard Gregory 16.35 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd December ...and Darryl McDonald repeated the trick on Wimbledon Common. 1 Darryl McDonald 17.04 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd December 1 B Gibbons (SMR) 17.44 12 Chris Camacho 20.28 BEDFORD parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd December 1 J Lawler (Bedford) 16.42 34 Andrew Brown 22.42 CANNON HILL parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd December 1 T Harrison (unatt) 16.58 92 Janet Turnes 26.52 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 4th December 1 J Killip (WSEH) 7.33 12 Euan Sinclair 9.28 24 Finlay Sinclair 10.28 FINALLY... I'm sure most of you will have seen the viral currently doing the rounds featuring a certain dog, his vociferous owner and some Richmond Park deer. There was originally some disagreement about the wretched animal's name but in deference to David Benton I'm glad it turned out to be Fenton. Just in case all this has passed you by, here is the original: My favourite mash-up is the Jurassic Park version:.