*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 448 17 April 2015 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Megan de Silva, Marie Synnott-Wells and Heather Martingell finish third team in the Maidenhead 10 * Michelle Davies finishes third in the Cranleigh 15 * Good Marathon performances led by sub-3s from Michael Everard and Jonathan Smith * parkrun placings for Becky Hall, Megan de Silva, Michelle Davies, Rebecca Northmore, Eirin McDaid, Nick Twomey, Ted Mockett, Craig Maclellan, Duncan Mallison, Jonathan Smith, James Whistler and George Howard * 2015-16 subscriptions are now due * Lots of help needed for the Richmond Half Marathon on May 3rd - please volunteer * Carl Nargang obituary ATTENTION PLEASE **************** LONDON MARATHON Good luck to all those running next week's "London" (and those marathoning elsewhere)! SUBSCRIPTIONS... ...for 2015-16 are now due. Despite the increase in the England Athletics registration fee to £12, we are keeping our subscription rates unchanged for at least another year. That's £40 for seniors, £20 for second-claim members and those who are retired and over 60, £10 for under 20s and students and non-running members. There is also a £70 family membership. Post your cheque to Membership Secretary, Ranelagh Harriers, 135a Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AA or leave it in an envelope at the clubhouse. A Standing Order form is available from our website here: . For Bank Transfers, our account is at HSBC, sort code 40-23-29, account number 81109847; please add a message, for example SubscriptionJSmith. For any queries, e-mail the Membership Secretary email@example.com. 2015 ROAD GRAND PRIX Ranelagh's Road Grand Prix begins on Sunday with the Thames Towpath 10. Entries closed early but there are over 30 Ranelagh names amongst the 750 entries. The GP continues with any Spring Marathon up to May 3rd. GP points will be awarded in chip time finishing order. Then on May 3rd is our Richmond Half Marathon, and on May10th is the Sutton 10km. Details for Sutton . Full details of the Grand Prix here:. SURREY ROAD LEAGUE About thirty Surrey clubs, including Ranelagh, compete in the Road League. It begins with our Half Marathon, followed by the Sutton 10km and the Dorking 10 miles. Full details are on the Surrey Athletics website:. RANELAGH RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 3rd May The official entry limit has now been reached for our Half Marathon on May 3rd. If you're not taking part, please consider helping out in some capacity - we need large numbers of marshals on the day. See below. HELP NEEDED AT OUR HALF MARATHON Sunday 3rd May 8.30am start Many thanks to those who have already volunteered but we are still looking for another twenty or so helpers on the day - marshalling, giving out water, helping at the start and/or finish etc . Even if you are running in the race, you could still be useful at the start or finish. We need help from 7.30am through to midday, but we can still use you even if you can only spare an hour or two. If you can help, please contact Volunteer Co-ordinator Tamsin Burland at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify: 1. Time you are available. 2. Preferred jobs / locations if any. 3. Whether you are running in the race 3. Whether you have transport and would be willing to move between posts. 4. Your mobile phone number. Our marshals always come in for praise from the runners - please help to make this year's event another successful day. THURSDAY NIGHT TRACK TRAINING AT OSTERLEY The club is subsidising track sessions on Thursday evenings at the Osterley track for another three months. All groups and all abilities are welcome. The sessions are every Thursday 7.30-8.30pm. Link to the map is here:. RICHMOND 10km Entries are open for our Richmond 10km on Sunday 21st June. Entry limit is 700, so get your application in early! Details:. WIMBLEDON COMMON TRAIL RACES Andy Bickerstaff and the Good Run Guide are repeating their series of scenic summer trail races on Wimbledon Common. The races are on the first Wednesday of May, June and July, each starting at 7pm from the Windmill. The first two - on May 6th and June 3rd - are over 5 miles, while the last on July 1st is over 8 miles. Details:. RIVER THAMES HALF MARATHON Sunday 18th October Roy Reeder of Stragglers writes: "I'm once again organising the River Thames Half Marathon. The start is in Walton-on-Thames and a fair bit of the route is along the towpath, so it's flat, scenic and mostly traffic free. Full details here: www.riverthamesrunning.co.uk. I'm offering £4 off the entry fee to Ranelagh Harriers runners till 18th July. Use the entry code ranh4off at the Sport Systems store." GREEN BELT RELAY - Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May Roy Reeder again: "If you would like to be part of this event but aren't able to race 20 miles or thereabouts over two days you can be, as Stragglers are looking for helpers. This could be help with course marking on the Friday before or over the weekend, time-keeping or just doing some marshalling on leg 1 from Hampton Court Palace to Staines on Saturday morning or leg 22 from Walton Bridge to the Hawker Centre on Sunday afternoon. Contact Roy for more details, . Thanks. It's a little known fact that ALL the surplus from the relay goes to charity! Last year's race raised £2500 for Princess Alice Hospice." FACEBOOK Follow Ranelagh on Facebook:. RANELAGH JUNIORS Check out what's happening in our junior section at ranelagh-harriers-juniors.com/. STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES The junior handicap series is held on Thursday evenings between April and August at the Hawker Centre off Lower Ham Road in Kingston, as follows: Thursday 23rd April - Registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start Thursday 21st May - Registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start Thursday 11th June - Registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start Thursday 25th June - Registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start Thursday 16th July - Registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start Thursday 27th August - Registration 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start Runners are allotted a start time depending on their previous performances, with the slower runners starting first. First time runners are given a handicap according to their age. The course is just over 2 km on the grass area in front of the Hawker Centre. It consists of four laps of the perimeter of the grass area, which will be marked out. After the end of the fourth lap the runners will cross the finish line and go down the finish funnel in the order in which they crossed the line. New or inexperienced runners, if they find 2 km a bit far, can run one lap - they will be given a time, but their results will not count towards any individual or team scores. Points are scored for your club according to finishing position and personal best times. First timers receive a medal for completing the course. In each race medals are awarded to the first boy and first girl (regardless of their overall place), and further medals are awarded to the 2nd and 3rd overall places (whether boys or girls). The overall trophy and shields for first, second and third places and the team trophy will be presented on the last Thursday of either September or October. We will announce the actual date as widely as possible.In order to take part in the junior handicap, entrants must have a consent and medical form signed by a parent or legal guardian. See here:. Please pre-register with coaches Colin, Heather or Maia. CARL NARGANG As previously reported, our oldest and longest-standing member Carl Nargang died peacefully at his retirement home in Eastbourne at the end of January. The funeral took place on 26th February on what would have been his 101st birthday. He had been a member of Ranelagh Harriers since 1933, which gave him an extraordinary uninterrupted membership of over 81 years. Certainly no-one in Ranelagh has ever matched that longevity and I would venture that few from any other club could approach it either. Carl and his twin brother Victor were born in Battersea in February 1914 and attended Emanuel School. Both brothers were keen sportsmen and at school were introduced to cross-country running. Ranelagh's annual Schools race had been instigated in 1927 and as well as taking part in the race Emanuel for many years made use of Ranelagh's facilities for their own inter-school events. It was natural therefore that Carl and Victor should in due course become members of Ranelagh. Carl's first appearance in the Ranelagh annals appears to have been the "Novices" race on 14th October 1933 in which, aged 19, he finished in second place. He is listed as a new member that year, but for some reason four years were to pass before he made his debut in a club race. Thereafter appearances were sporadic until the outbreak of war in 1939. By then Carl was working for a heavy engineering company and as this was a reserved occupation he was not allowed to join up. Nevertheless, he did his bit by working as a part-time telephonist and fire watcher. He married Joan in 1940 and their daughter Anne arrived in 1943. After the war he worked for the local council in Battersea and also as a part-time driving instructor. Carl was one of the relatively few Ranelagh members who re-assembled after the war to hoist the club's flag again. They were hampered by the fact that the Park remained officially closed to the public for some time after the cessation of hostilities. Barbed wire, camps and bomb ranges were new hazards for the intrepid Ranelagh scouts. It was not until October 1946 that a cross-country race was once again to be seen in the Park, with 23 members turning out for the Thomas Cup handicap. During the 1950s Carl's enthusiasm grew and he became a regular in mob matches and handicaps, though seldom appearing in our championship teams. Handicap success was not long in coming and on a very hot day in the summer of 1952 he won the Coad Cup 5 miles handicap. According to the Gazette he "remembered little of the hour or so after the race". His brother Victor was 5th. Perhaps buoyed by this victory Carl took on the mantle of club handicapper in 1953 and only a few months later in very different icy conditions the whole field was set off together for the Clutton Cup 10 miles handicap. Carl proceeded to do the unthinkable and win his own handicap. "We ignore the remarks heard in the dressing room afterwards," wrote the Gazette correspondent, "and congratulate Carl on an excellent run". Carl ran 71.08 just a few seconds quicker than his brother who won the silver medal. Carl was still handicapper when he did the doubly unthinkable and won another handicap - this time the Baker Cup 3 miles road in 1959. "A popular win by one of the club's stalwarts" was the Gazette's verdict. He was far from finished with handicaps, and though no longer handicapper himself, he won three more - the Coad in 1969 and the Page in both 1986 and 1988. In the latter two, aged 72 and 74, he lashed the incumbent handicapper with wins by 5 minutes and 2 minutes respectively, recording an actual time of 48.24 in 1986. There was also a handful of handicap silver and bronze medals amassed over the years. After retirement Carl and his wife moved to Eastbourne and reputedly he continued to take short runs along the Promenade right up to his 90th year. Carl was a member of the club committee for many years and served the club in many ways - as junior captain, catering manager when we had post-race teas in the Dysart, organiser and cox of our Franckeiss Cup rowing crew, regular course marshal and so on, as well as handicapper. He was elected Vice President in 1964, but never served a term as President, an omission which was rectified with the presentation just after his 100th birthday of an engraved tankard proclaiming him Honorary President for Life. His wife predeceased him but to his remaining family we offer our sincere condolences. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil, Duncan or Trevor ) email@example.com or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil firstname.lastname@example.org ) Sunday 19th April Thames Towpath 10 miles. 9am start. Entries closed Thursday 23rd April Stragglers Junior Handicap Race 1 - see above. Sunday 26th April London Marathon Sunday 3rd May Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon - see above Sunday 10th May Sutton 10km 9.30am start. Details:. Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th May Green Belt Relay Thursday 21st May Stragglers Junior Handicap Race 2 - see above. Sunday 7th June Dorking 10 miles 9am start. Details:. Sunday 21st June Ranelagh Richmond 10km. 9am start. Details:. parkruns every Saturday at 9am Bushy Park Diana Fountain car park Richmond Park Richmond Gate Wimbledon Common Windmill car park Bedfont Lakes Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Ashford, Middlesex Kingston The Hawker Centre Old Deer Park Pools in the Park on the A316 Crane Park Near the Hospital Bridge Roundabout on the A316 in Twickenham Other venues, more details and registration at 2km junior parkruns for under 14s take place on the first Sunday of each month from Bushy Park's Teddington Gate (11am start) and from Savill Garden car park, Windsor Great Park (9.30am start), and also every Sunday at 9.30am in Wimbledon Park. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** SOUTH OF ENGLAND AA ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday March 29th at Milton Keynes Results were in the last e-news. Phil Aiken reports: "Little pig, little pig, let me in" "Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin" "Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in" And the wolf did huff and the wolf did puff and the tents, gazebos and shelters were indeed blown in. The South of England Women's 6 Stage Relays in Milton Keynes doesn't do weather by halves. Two years ago snow, followed by sub-zero temperatures, caused the event to be iced off. Last year, we cultivated a pre-Easter sun tan. And this year? The BBC forecast was for 25mph winds and heavy rain showers. The worst of the rain was encountered on the journey up, but there was to be no respite from the wind. Ellen described it as "like standing at the front of a ferry". I'm left wondering why anyone would stand at the front of a ferry. Do you have to stand out in the open on Canadian ferries? Does the last person on board have to stand at the front? I can't imagine you go there by choice, if Sunday is anything to go by. Estelle was last to arrive last year, after I had submitted the team declaration. As a result she earned the running equivalent of standing at the front of a ferry - the sixth and final leg. Clearly learning her lesson, she arrived in good time this year and was rewarded with the opening leg. Lara, take note! I say rewarded, but it was as the women's race was about to start at one o'clock that the increasingly threatening clouds decided to empty themselves, the rain lashing down almost horizontally. Not that that seemed to affect Estelle, however. In the cavalry charge that is the opening leg, she came home in 6th place with the joint 17th fastest time of the day, 18.12. Maryse Haynes of Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow was quickest, just ahead of Clapham Chasers' Lucie Custance. Such is the dominance shown by Aldershot Farnham & District these days that it was surprising to see them 'only' in 4th place. Estelle handed over to Becky for leg 2, who breezed round the course and broke 20 minutes by the narrowest margin possible. Ranelagh had slipped to 10th but the leading three teams would not be in contention by the end of the day. Charlotte Firth, heading, like Lucie Custance, to Richmond for our half marathon next month, kept Windsor in the lead, but they were to last just a couple more legs before departing. Rachel Felton recorded the quickest 2nd leg to put Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers into second but, with only one more runner, they would be gone before Windsor. Seven days earlier, as part of the Salomon City Trail Half Marathon in Old Deer Park, Reeve Walcott-Nolan had finished 2nd in the Elite Women's Mile. Today she was 3rd fastest on the leg, lifting Luton up to the same position They had a full complement of runners, but not of sufficient quality to maintain their lofty position. Thames Valley Harriers were the biggest gainers on leg 2, rising 16 places to 8th. They continued that ascent on leg 3, leaping into top spot ahead of Cambridge & Coleridge and, ominously, Aldershot. Just outside the top six, Belgrave had also leapt up the leaderboard but the biggest risers were Herne Hill, courtesy of the Stacey Ward running the fastest 3rd leg. The previous leading duo of Windsor and Shaftesbury were big losers, dropping a dozen places each, Despite a spirited run, Marilyn was unable to prevent Ranelagh also suffering a double digit fall. Onto leg 4 and a below par Liz ran 20.08, a time that many of us would struggle to match if we were above par. It lifted us four places. The standings at the top were starting to settle down. Bryony Proctor had carried Aldershot into top spot, ahead of Cambridge & Coleridge with Thames Valley dropping to 3rd. Consistent running saw Belgrave move up to 4th, with small, yet significant, gaps to Serpentine and Herne Hill. Disconcertingly for those chasing Aldershot, Estelle reported seeing Georgie Bruinvels and Emelia Gorecka in the toilets. A recent illness meant Julia was not on the form that saw her run Bushy Park just over 20 minutes, but she was only just outside 21, good enough for us to climb one more place to 15th. It would have been two were it not for the Kent AC express that was Amy Clements. Running the 2nd fastest time of the leg, she lifted the south east London club up a dozen places from 26th. Champion of Kent (the county) and a top five finisher in the Surrey League, this hardly came as a surprise. Neither was seeing Aldershot's Georgie Bruinvels on the start line for leg 5. She has been a prolific racer over the winter, a team manager's dream. Starting with a guest win on Wimbledon Common in the South of Thames 5 Miles Championship, she then finished 2nd for Surrey in the Southern Inter-Counties at Oxford. High finishes in all the major Championships followed after Christmas - 1st in the Surreys, 2nd in the Southerns, 4th in the Nationals and 7th in the Inter-Counties. As if that wasn't enough she also squeezed in a couple of internationals and the European Clubs Cross Country Championships. Running the fastest leg and the 4th fastest time of the day, she allowed Emelia Gorecka (aka "the one in the bikini") to start the final leg with a lead of more than two minutes over the ever-rising Belgrave, not that she needed the advantage. At the start of the month she was representing Great Britain, running in the final of the 3000m at the European Indoor Championships in Prague and she tore round the course in 16.32, the fastest time of the day by over half a minute. Almost four minutes had elapsed before Mel Wilkins brought Belgrave home in 2nd. Cambridge and Coleridge had started the final leg in 3rd, with Serpentine 1.22 back and, at 6th, with a deficit of 1.50, were one-time leaders Thames Valley. However, Tracey Barlow sped round in the 2nd fastest time, but this was only good enough to lift Thames Valley up to 4th, Cambridge and Coleridge holding on by just 13 seconds. One minute back a gap of 14 seconds separated 5th placed Serpentine from Herne Hill. Lara was running the glory leg for Ranelagh, not that she seemed to be enjoying the experience much. It was her misfortune to find herself trying to defend 16th place against South London's Steph McCall. The last time she was seen this side of Exeter was at the Surrey Cross Country Championships in January, when she finished 4th, leading South London to a team silver. It was such an obviously unequal contest that there was no point urging Lara on to stay ahead. So we finished 17th out of 37, in a time of 2:03.56. But at least we didn't suffer the ignominy of being beaten by the first B team, Serpentine, though we only had 15 seconds to spare at the end. Ranelagh also fielded a B team this year, even if it required Estelle, Becky and Marilyn to race round again. Ellen and Rachel are no strangers to the Ranelagh team but it was good to welcome a new face, Ann, to the fold. And a successful welcome it was too, later proclaiming to me that she wasn't the slowest. Chief cheerleader Josie, you can be proud of your mum! Estelle reprised her 6th place finish from the opening leg on leg 4 in what was the fastest time on the day by a B runner, though she's clearly upset the weather gods because she again ran to the accompaniment of rain. Becky and Marilyn closed out proceedings to finish in 31st place as the 5th B team, with a time of 2:15.15." CRANLEIGH 15 miles Sunday 29th March In addition to the results listed in the last e-news, Michelle Davies ran well to finish 31st overall and third woman in a time of 1:56.50. KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 1st April at Woking 1 H Kuwairi (unatt) 25.25 (actual time 23.40) 5 Steve Rowland 25.49 (24.04) 9 Sonia Rowland 26.39 (21.09) 11 Alan Davidson 27.09 (22.39) MAIDENHEAD EASTER 10 miles Friday 3rd April Our trio of Megan de Silva, Marie Synnott-Wells and Heather Martingell took third place in the women's team competition. 1 A Greenleaf (Serp) 51.10 20 A Clements (Kent) 57.12 (1st woman) 88 Megan de Slva 63.11 129 Mick Lane 65.10 149 Peter Weir 65.47 170 Marie Synnott-Wells 67.17 273 Simon Burrell 71.40 447 Heather Martingell 79.17 886 Katie Walton 111.39 898 Deborah Blakemore 117.41 SELF TRANSCENDENCE 10km Saturday 4th April in Battersea Park Martin Halvey was the first over 55. 1 M Unterreiner (Ox U) 31.36 28 E Burgess (High) 38.44 (1st woman) 32 Martin Halvey 39.08 101 Alan Davidson 51.54 HELMSLEY 10km CHALLENGE Sunday 5th April Phil Jackson was 2nd over 65 in this multi-terrain event. 1 S O'Grady (New Marske) 35.26 16 K Pickering (Pudsey) 40.31 (1st woman) 115 Phil Jackson 50.09 ENDURANCE LIFE COASTAL 10km Saturday 11th April at Exmoor Phil Killingley writes: "It wasn't 10km. For a start, the organisers measured it at 7.1 miles. But then, over a minute in the lead at half way, I was enjoying the coastal views so much I missed the turnoff inland and ran an extra 1.5 miles. Anyway, it was a great event with some serious hills and descents, and I got more miles per £ of my entry fee than anyone else." 1 K Groves (unatt) 57.51 5 O Ross-Hurst (unatt) 61.40 (1st woman) 7 Phil Killingley 61.55 BRIGHTON MARATHON Sunday 12th April Conditions at Brighton were bright and breezy. Michael Everard led our contingent with a sub-3 hours clocking, but there were personal bests all down the list. Special mention for Bronwen Northmore whose sub-5 hours run places her 5th in Ranelagh's all-time W55 rankings. The official results don't allow selection by club, so the following list may be incomplete. In addition, Tanya Allen is reported to have finished in 5:08 but the official result does not currently show her beyond 30km. 1 D Maiyo (Kenya) 2:10.15 (chip time 2:10.15) 9 P Wanjiru (Kenya) 2:34.25 (2:34.25 - 1st woman)) 47 Michael Everard 2:55.42 (2:55.37) 392 Lars Lundqvist 3:18.17 (3:18.00) 639 Rob Curtis 3:27.10 (3:26.57) 2899 Ian Grange 4:05.18 (4:03.16) 3009 Ashleigh Ferris 4:07.05 (3:57.00) 3076 Jane Craigie-Payne 4:08.02 (3:57.57) 4058 Mel Davison 4:23.25 (4:13.20) 4103 Ally Salisbury 4:23.57 (4:18.37) 4586 Ann Kearey 4:30.47 (4:20.42) 6999 Bronwen Northmore 5:12.41 (4:57.56) 8028 Cindy Croucher 5:40.50 (5:24.13) BRIGHTON 10km Sunday 12th April 1 J Taylor (Morpeth) 29.13 (chip time 29.13) 29 S Twell (AFD) 32.49 (29.48 - 1st woman) 78 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 40.09 (40.05) 539 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 52.23 (51.15) PARIS MARATHON Sunday 12th April Jonathan Smith sneaked inside 3 hours.... 1 M Korir (Kenya) 2:05.48 29 M Meseret (Ethiopia) 2:23.26 (1st woman) 1083 Jonathan Smith 2:59.40 MILAN MARATHON Sunday 12th April ...and Heather Martingell sneaked inside 4, running a very even-paced race. The winner set a new world record for over 40s! 1 K Mungara (Kenya) 2:08.44 12 L Karimi (Kenya) 2:27.35 (1st woman) 2213 Heather Martingell 4:00.40 (3:59.07) CONNEMARATHON Sunday 12th April at Connemara, Ireland Martin Halvey reports: "As I'm not running London this year I decided to visit Connemara and run the Connemarathon instead. It's not suited for fast times and until we join the half marathoners we are more or less isolated. Instead of mass crowds urging us on in cockney accents we had a few 6 or 7 year old boy and girl shepherds giving us encouragement in Gaelic. I don't know if the sheep were bilingual or not but together with their incredulous stares and efforts at vocalising I seemed to detect they might have given the impression we were maaad, baaa maaad. Weather was beautiful, heavy rain and snow overnight giving way to a bright and initially cool day with snow on the mountains until the sun appeared after about seven miles. The organisers said they produced the snow to add to the overall scenic view. The furze (gorse) bushes were alive with scent and colour inducing one to stop and have a good old sniff! The T- shirt is printed with the slogan 'I hit the wall in Connemara' but there is not a sign of a wall anywhere to be seen, the course is wide open to the elements. As one runner remarked, 'If you train well you eliminate all walls not just in Connemara'." Martin won the over 50 class. 1 E Blanchard (Ireland) 2:48.07 (chip time 2:48.07) 4 M Laverty (Ireland) 2:57.41 (2:57.38 - 1st woman) 11 Martin Halvey 3:03.29 (3:03.26) PUTNEY AND FULHAM RIVERSIDE HALF MARATHON Sunday 12th April 1 J Parslow (Dac & T) 74.35 (chip time 74.34) 4 Carl Selya-Hammer 78.27 (78.25) 24 J Manning (unatt) 86.19 (86.16 - 1st woman) 35 Nick Wright 88.54 (88.54) RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 4th April 1 P Lowe (Strag) 16.45 22 C Clover (Newbury) 19.44 (1st woman) 29 Stewart Anderson 20.29 41 Steve Aikin 21.27 66 Amrut Sharma 22.51 100 Andrew Brown 24.40 102 Paul Noel 24.45 104 Carol Aikin 24.47 124 Sally Yau 25.28 143 Tony Appleby 26.26 152 Rob Kitchen 26.47 196 Deepa Sharma 28.23 204 Val Lowman 28.51 224 Bronwen Northmore 29.41 225 Leeanne Bryce 29.42 234 Peter Lowman 30.48 242 Philippa Kitchen 31.28 268 Katie Walton 35.00 281 Martin Clark 38.13 282 Bev Ali 38.34 283 Pat Hewlett 38.46 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 4th April It was Eirin McDaid's turn to win, making 15 in a row for Ranelagh. Nick Twomey and Duncan Mallison finished 3rd and 4th. 1 Eirin McDaid 16.39 3 Nick Twomey 17.20 4 Duncan Mallison 17.37 13 L Killip (Strag) 20.24 (1st woman) 71 Lynne Barber 29.05 73 Christine David 29.28 77 Cindy Croucher 30.30 78 Tamsin Burland 30.43 79 Stacey Barber 30.57 86 Tanya Allen 33.42 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 4th April 1 A Jaksevicius (Belg) 16.31 13 Nick Wright 18.18 14 K Towerton (Winch) 18.20 (1st woman) 52 David Ready 19.57 55 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.01 59 Richard Kennedy 20.08 872 Wally Garrod 37.54 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 4th April Craig Maclellan finished 2nd. 1 G Williams (unatt) 19.01 2 Craig Maclellan 19.08 7 C Sacks (unatt) 21.40 (1st woman) 11 Kris Davidson 22.16 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 4th April 1 M Finbow (Witham) 17.58 8 M Garner (Strag) 19.47 (1st woman) 10 Peter Weir 20.05 20 Chris Camacho 21.49 37 Simon Taylor 23.44 38 Karen Weir 23.54 44 Luke Wilson 24.37 62 Fiona Pugh 26.50 83 Alison Dicks 28.58 91 Jackie Dunkley 29.41 BLACK PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 4th April Michelle Davies was third woman home. 1 M McDaniel (unatt) 17.16 15 Mark Herbert 19.50 23 E Bannister (Hill Tri) 20.01 (1st woman) 50 Michelle Davies 21.37 LLYN LECH OWAIN parkrun 5km Saturday 4th April Jonathan Smith finished third. 1 J Tramlett (Taf RO) 17.45 3 Jonathan Smith 18.17 19 E Kiff (Carm & D) 21.10 (1st woman) OSTERLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 4th April Rebecca Northmore was the leading woman. 1 M Nagi (unatt) 19.58 26 Rebecca Northmore 25.20 (1st woman) 57 Cathy Holman 30.15 POMPHREY HILL parkrun 5km Saturday 4th April Becky Hall was first in the women's category. 1 D Cannon (unatt) 18.50 5 Becky Hall 20.28 (1st woman) BOGNOR REGIS parkrun 5km Saturday 4th April James Whistler finished third. 1 J Leonard (Chich) 18.00 3 James Whistler 18.41 22 L Albrecht (Worth) 22.04 (1st woman) 26 David Rowe 22.28 56 Ally Salisbury 25.09 185 Sharon Rowe 36.12 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 4th April)... Bedfont Lakes: 30 Paul Wapshott 23.47 Bournemouth: 92 Eugenio Carmo 24.06 York: 139 Phil Jackson 23.18 Oxford: 113 Evelyn Joslin 28.38 Woking: 5 Ed Barker 18.43 Andover: 4 Colin Brett 19.28, 113 Colette Doran 29.51 Edinburgh: 9 Rick Jenner 17.57 Ipswich: 62 Rachel Revett 24.47 Nonsuch: 35 Paul Rider 20.48 Banstead Woods: 102 Tom Reay 26.14 Killerton: 155 Julian Holden 27.26 Medina IOW: 50 Colin Lloyd 22.54 Delta, South Africa: 4 Ted Mockett 19.00, 281 Ellen Van Keulen 33.31 Harrow Lodge: 30 Peter Fordham 25.22 Longrun Meadow: 27 Alberto Esguevillas 20.54, 33 Chris Spink 21.11 Keswick: 37 Lloyd Camp 22.42, 80 Sue Camp 28.17 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th April A double first for Eirin McDaid and Megan de Silva. 1 Eirin McDaid 16.45 10 Megan de Silva 18.48 (1st woman) 25 Marie Synnott-Wells 20.07 26 Peter Weir 20.12 39 Tom Bradley 21.14 55 Steve Aikin 21.53 71 Nick Fordham 22.48 73 Colin Lloyd 22.51 95 Simon Taylor 23.37 107 John Ricketts 24.03 120 Andrew Brown 24.31 128 Carol Aikin 24.50 135 Rachael Holmes 25.04 182 James Rushby 26.52 195 Colin Rogal 27.15 214 Sam Rushby 28.04 215 Daniel Rushby 28.04 216 Phil Rushby 28.05 254 Val Lowman 29.58 289 Peter Lowman 32.27 318 Bev Ali 39.54 319 Pat Hewlett 40.01 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th April Nick Twomey and Michelle Davies gave us another pair of wins, with Duncan Mallison in 2nd place. Mike White celebrated his 250th parkrun, the 225th parkrunner to join the 250 club. 1 Nick Twomey 17.08 2 Duncan Mallison 17.38 11 Kevin Kearey 20.54 13 Tom Kearey 21.05 15 Michelle Davies 21.26 (1st woman) 16 Andy Bickerstaff 21.29 18 Daniel Chiechi 21.53 19 Alberto Esguevillas 22.07 24 Amrut Sharma 22.31 54 Rachel Revett 25.08 57 Rob Kitchen 25.32 64 Josie Kearey 26.16 69 Rachel Allen 26.37 81 Colette Doran 26.59 91 Deepa Sharma 28.12 100 Wiebke Kortum 30.00 101 Alison Dicks 30.00 102 Mike White 30.25 105 Tamsin Burland 31.05 108 Paul Wapshott 31.20 113 Ellen Clague 32.44 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th April One place down to third this week for Craig Maclellan, with Colin Brett and Vaughan Ramsay in pursuit. 1 R Ward (Belgrave) 18.06 3 Craig Maclellan 18.52 4 Colin Brett 19.10 5 Vaughan Ramsay 19.59 11 B Farr (Sheen) 21.48 (1st woman) 34 Julian Holden 26.34 36 Tor Heron-Brett 26.45 37 Luke Maguire 26.45 40 Lorna Smith 27.21 50 Deborah Blakemore 32.08 51 Katie Walton 32.10 52 Jessica Maguire 33.22 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th April George Howard finished third. 1 R Best (New Marske) 15.08 3 George Howard 16.18 7 Ian Kenton 16.59 16 Nick Wright 17.53 20 E Baker (Herts P) 18.11 (1st woman) 57 Richard Kennedy 19.43 115 David Rowe 21.09 123 Adam Wright 21.16 570 Clive Naish 26.52 648 Kirsty Bangham 27.49 745 Jackie Dunkley 29.12 935 Sharon Rowe 33.38 969 Wally Garrod 37.54 1053 John Hanscomb 42.02 PRESTON PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th April Another win for Becky Hall. 1 S Gregory (Holme P) 17.10 14 Becky Hall 19.14 (1st woman) 168 Rob Curtis 27.01 GREENPOINT parkrun 5km Saturday 11th April A win in South Africa for Ted Mockett. 1 Ted Mockett 17.54 8 C Hall (Carbin) 19.33 (1st woman) 228 Ellen Van Keulen 30.20 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 11th April)... Gunnersbury: 287 Waldron Slaughter 33.49, 306 Lexi Slaughter 37.20 Bournemouth: 58 Eugenio Carmo 24.03 York: 119 Phil Jackson 24.00 Cranleigh: 11 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 23.18, 22 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 27.28 Banstead Woods: 82 Tom Reay 24.53 Longrun Meadow: 25 Chris Spink 21.25 Osterley: 42 Rebecca Northmore 25.39, 59 Cathy Holman 27.50 Cuerden Valley: 19 Bruce McLaren 22.00 Bracknell: 79 Peter Fordham 26.13 Kingston: 27 Chris Camacho 21.44, 64 Alan Davidson 24.40 Frimley Lodge: 383 Deirdre Inman 33.38 FINALLY... The original "London Marathon" - the Windsor to Chiswick Poly Marathon on a hot June day in 1949 (with some motor racing thrown in): Video:. The winner, Jack Holden of Tipton, ran 2.42. There were four RH in the race - second-claimer Jack Stubbs ran 3.01 for 20th, then came D C Whelan 41st in 3.10, Ron Callis 100th in 3.33 and Arthur Winter 118th in 3.41.