*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 460 16 October 2015 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Surrey XC League Div 1 first race - women finish 5th and men 8th. * Gill Sanders and Jackson Creegan lead our teams * World Triathlon Finals - Gill Sanders finishes 41st in the Elite women, Chris Owens wins bronze in the over 60s * Martin Halvey is 2nd over 55 in the Munich Marathon * Ranelagh women finish 50th in the National Road Relays * parkrun placings for Sacha Kennedy, Poppy Jensen, Nick Twomey, Peter Haarer, Ralph Street, Jon Smith, Trevor Maguire, Lydia Louw, Ed Barker, Marie Synnott-Wells, Ted Mockett and Jonathan Moore. * Tree survives collision with Simon Burrell * Surrey vets championships this Saturday * Everyone needed for the first mob match of the season in Richmond Park on October 24th. * Fund raising for Peter Wright ATTENTION PLEASE **************** OPERATION CENTURION - mob match v Orion Harriers, Saturday 24th October in Richmond Park Phil Killingley writes: "The last Ranelagh vehicle had left Epping Forest several hours previously but the Orion captain remained motionless on the changing room bench, a perplexed frown sullying his features. Ranelagh had not won in Epping Forest for 30 years. How, then, had they managed not only to break this losing run, but to do so by a margin of over 400 points? It wasn't as if Orion had been unprepared, turning out over 50 runners including some of their finest. But Ranelagh had more than matched them in both numbers and quality. The whole thing beggared belief. But then a steely resolve spread across his face. Orion was a mob match specialist club and could draw on resources far and wide. They would go next year to Richmond Park and exact revenge on the Harriers. What is more, a clever codename for the mission would rally support, something like Operation 'Ran' Them Into The Ground. No, that didn't work, well the codename could wait. He stood up, and started to compose a mental list of runners to contact for the as yet unnamed mission across London... RANELAGH HARRIERS!!! Don't let's give his story a happy ending. Operation Centurion is launched. We want not only to beat Orion but get out over 100 people and extend our winning mob match run to 8. All speeds welcome - let's mob 'em again!!!" CLUB VETS CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS We have been omitting to mention that the Orion mob match on October 24th also incorporates our club vets championships for the Hastings Cup (all over 40s), the McDowell Salver (over 50s) and the Maslin Mug (over 60s). No special registration needed - just run! MOB MATCH COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRTS Many of the pre-ordered t-shirts were collected and paid for at the Thomas Cup or Page Cup races, but if you haven't picked yours up yet please try to catch Michele Gibson or Andy Hayward firstname.lastname@example.org at the clubhouse. Please pay on receipt or send a cheque for £20 payable to Ranelagh Harriers to 79 Thames Side, Staines, TW18 2HF. Unclaimed t-shirts will shortly be sold off! SURREY LEAGUES The next League races are on Saturday 7th November, the men back on Wimbledon Common and the women at West End Common, Esher. More details nearer the time. WHAT TRACK CAN DO FOR YOU! Louise Atkinson writes: "I'll start by explaining that I think of myself as more of a tortoise than a hare! I do fairly well but I don't find running is especially easy. I started going to the Thursday night track sessions in January as I was training for my first marathon. It was cold. It was dark. Some nights there was ice on the track (did I mention it was cold?) but everyone was really friendly and encouraging and, with the help of some great coaching, I found that I started to get a lot faster very quickly. I was over the moon in March when I ran my marathon in a time of 4 hours 27 minutes (13 minutes faster than my target time). I stopped going to track for a while and my times plateaued a bit this summer. Determined to achieve a sub 2 hour half marathon time, I started going regularly again in September. At track we had been working on 'high knees' and 'fast cadence'. I was struggling to put the two together and so asked Karen for some advice. She got me to run up and down a stretch of the track a few times and identified that I appeared to be leaning back. I'd never noticed this before; I often look a little hunched forward on photos but it made sense and practising short distances of a few strides she helped me get the feel of a different style. I can't pretend that I managed to perfect her advice in the matter of a few days (it will take a concerted effort on my part to change my style) but I kept her advice in mind when running the Basingstoke Half Marathon last Sunday and tried as hard as I could to follow it. I couldn't believe it when I got to the end and realised I'd run it in 1 hour 55, totally smashing my previous PB by 10 minutes! To put this into context, my previous PB had only been set a month prior and on a totally flat course. It can be easy at times to come up with reasons not to go and, I'll admit, sometimes I dread it as it's hard work. But I've never got to the end of a session and regretted it! Everyone is really friendly and cheers you on and, if you put the effort in, you'll find improvements come quickly. I hope my story illustrates just how beneficial the track sessions are and that they aren't just for the super-speedy. Whether you're a 'tortoise' or a 'hare' you'll reap the rewards. See you down there? (Thursdays 7.30 pm at Osterley track)." VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON BALLOT London Marathon organisers have substantially reduced the number of guaranteed places on offer to clubs - citing the increase in "good for your age" qualifiers, most of whom are club athletes. Our allocation has accordingly been reduced to just two. If you have been rejected in the public ballot and meet the club's qualifying criteria of having run in two mob matches during the past twelve months (or run one and marshalled club events twice), please contact our Hon Sec Wyn Williams email@example.com . PETER WRIGHT Hannah Doyle writes: "Ranelagh is fundraising for Peter Wright, a member of our Intermediate 2 training group who was taken ill while out training with us a few weeks ago. Peter has an inoperable brain tumour and is seeking urgent funding for treatment to prolong his life. His family are also hoping to raise awareness of the condition and contribute to charity. There are several fundraising plans afoot so far: 1) You can come along to Ashley, Mel and Leeanne's 'Cauliflower Patch' social run this Sunday 18th October. It's NOT a race but a fun 10-mile run along the Cabbage Patch route, starting at 8am. Perfect for your LSR. Cake at the end and participants are asked to make a donation to Pete's fund - there will be a cash collection at the end. 2) Paul Sinton-Hewitt, is asking all parkrunners to make a donation - Pete was one of the 13 'parkrun pioneers' who ran the first Bushy Park Time Trial 11 years ago. You can donate here:. If you're involved in run-directing any parkruns, please consider putting this link on your event's Facebook and Twitter feeds and announcing it on Saturdays. 3) Anna from the Intermediate 2 group has kindly pledged to host a raffle at the Ranelagh Christmas party. If you can offer a prize please speak to her at Tuesday training. 4) Pete's family has a fundraising page here: to which you can donate, and there's a Facebook page you can follow here:. Both give lots of information about how Pete's doing, why they need funds and where your money is going. Any other fundraising suggestions and offers to help most welcome. Thanks." LYME DISEASE There have recently been a number of newspaper and television stories about the spread of ticks and the associated increase in the number of cases of Lyme Disease. Some of these stories border on scaremongering, but the tick problem is something that we need to be aware of as runners. Wherever there are deer there are probably ticks. However, only a small proportion carry Lyme Disease. Ticks will sometimes leave their host and wait on leaves or undergrowth to attach themselves to the next creature that passes, be it another deer, a dog or a human. It's worth checking your skin, particularly your legs, whenever you run in a deer-inhabited area - and this does of course include Richmond Park and Bushy Park. If you find a tick - a little black bump - it should be removed as soon as possible. For current advice and methods of removal see here:. Removing the tick should be the end of the story, even if it was infected. But if the tick is not cleanly removed it can regurgitate the contents of its stomach and potentially then infect you with Lyme Disease. If you have had a tick on your skin, look out for a distinctive circular rash that might form around the site of the bite. This is a clear indication of Lyme Disease. See your doctor immediately - a prompt course of antibiotics should do the trick. For info, both your President and your men's Captain have been infected with Lyme Disease in the past and lived to tell the tale. Neither picked it up in Richmond Park. SUBSCRIPTIONS... ...for 2015-16 are well overdue but there are still quite a few active members who have not yet paid. The club is unable to register you with England Athletics unless your subs are paid up. Despite the increase in the EA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. RANELAGH HARRIERS GAZETTE Copies of the latest annual club Gazette, covering the year up to Spring 2015, are in the clubhouse. Please help yourself. CHRISTMAS PARTY Saturday 5th December at 7pm All right, I know Christmas is a long way away still, but it will as usual be upon us before we know where we are. So our Social Secretaries Michele and Andy have already reserved the venue for our Christmas Party and are taking bookings. We're trying a new venue this year, the Lass O'Richmond Hill at the top of Queen's Road. It's less expensive than our previous venue - the cost is £40 to include a three-course dinner, wine, a disc jockey and dancing. There is a limit of 80 people, so get your booking in early. E-mail Michele Gibson email@example.com or add your name to the list in the clubhouse, where you will also find a menu. THURSDAY NIGHT TRACK TRAINING AT OSTERLEY The club is continuing to subsidise track sessions on Thursday evenings at the Osterley track. All groups and all abilities are welcome. The sessions are every Thursday 7.30-8.30pm. Link to the map is here:. FACEBOOK Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. RANELAGH JUNIORS Check out what's happening in our junior section at ranelagh-harriers-juniors.com/. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil or Trevor ) firstname.lastname@example.org or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil email@example.com ) Saturday 17th October Surrey Veterans Cross-Country Championships in Richmond Park. See above Saturday 17th October SEAA XC Relays at Wormwood Scrubs. 2pm start. Sunday 18th October MABAC League 5 miles in Nonsuch Park. 11am start. Details:. Saturday 24th October Lee Cup mob match v Orion Harriers in Richmond Park. 7.5 miles, 2.30pm start. All welcome, all needed, all count! Don't miss it! Saturday 31st October ECCA National XC Relays at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield. 2.05pm start. Saturday 7th November Surrey League race 2 - women at West End Common, Esher (12 noon start), men on Wimbledon Common (3pm start). Saturday 14th November London XC Championships at Parliament Hill. 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 www.parkrun.com 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 and at 9am at Moormead Rec, Twickenham. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** 2XU SURREY LEAGUE DIVISION 1 Saturday 10th November at Roundshaw Common (women) and Wimbledon Common (men) Roundshaw Common was a new venue for the women's League, and turned out to be the site of the old Croydon Airport, London's principal airfield in the pre-Heathrow days. It could have been expected, then, to be pretty flat. And so it looked, at first glance. It's true that there were no actual hills - but there were slopes, long deceptive grinding slopes. Also there were bottlenecks. Over 400 runners started the race and after the first quarter mile had to channel into a narrow path through a gap in the trees. There was congestion later too, but the narrowest paths were fortunately on the second, longer lap, by which time the field had thinned out. There was a premium, then, on a fast start. Gill Sanders - near the end of a tough triathlon season - was taking no chances on getting boxed in and was sitting on the leader's shoulder as the field raced away. Megan de Silva was well placed, Julia Bailey was not far behind and then the rest of the field streamed through. By the end of the first lap it had developed into a two-woman race. South London's in-form Steph McCall and Gill Sanders were matching stride for stride with neither giving an inch. And so it went on throughout the second lap and as the finish could be glimpsed in the distance they were still racing side by side. Then came a sharp 90 degrees right turn...the diminutive McCall scampered round, gained five metres - and that was the decisive break. Gill chased in vain but had to settle for a fine second place, eight seconds down on McCall. Meanwhile, Megan was running strongly, just outside the top ten throughout - but was given a good scare in the finishing straight by a storming Julia who all but caught Megan in what was certainly her best cross-country run to date. Becky Hall too ran well to finish less than a minute behind Julia. The quintet making up our 'A' team was completed by League debutante Suzy Whatmough who showed great tenacity in staying ahead of Bonnie Morgan and Gwen McCormack. Another newcomer, Natalie Thomas, was right behind Gwen and our second five was closed in by Ellen Clague and Victoria Elbourne. Only two teams from each club are now shown in the team results, but we did in fact have a third team headed by Sonia Rowland and comprising herself, Hannah Doyle and three more first-timers Elisa Ferrua, Becky Northmore and Sarah Hovell. It was great to see so many taking part. It took several days to finalise the results and team scores but our 'A team finished in an excellent fifth place and our 'B' team twentieth overall and sixth 'B' team. Phil Killingley reports on the men's race: "It was quite a course for the men's event. The 200 greyhound-like runners on the 20-wide start line filtered within 30 metres into a 2-person wide track, a sharp right hand corner shortly after that, a storming descent down a tree-rooted path followed by another sharp right, apparently through a tree, to get back up to the start and depart on the first big lap. There were lots of grumbles and quite a bit of walking. 18 year old Archie St Aubyn, new recruit from Chris Owens' triathlon club, wasn't among them however - he probably has much worse in swim starts at triathlons - and he found himself almost in the lead after 200m! Things inevitably settled down a bit. Our first finisher was Jackson Creegan in a superb 14th place - no surprise to me as he has been thrashing his captain in training. Eirin McDaid, waxing lyrical on the finish line about the hilliness of the course, was a great 19th, beating age-graded 80% for the first time for Ranelagh, and I placed 32nd with my best result this year, eventually overhauling Archie who managed a very creditable 54th despite his sublime start. I have challenged him to beat me next time! A steady trickle of Harriers came in with Carl Selya-Hammer, Peter Haarer, at death's door but still here with an 83.8%, Rocket Mockett landing his best ever x-c race for Ranelagh, Steve Whitehead with a great run for 8th scorer, and Nick Twomey beating Al Morgan on the line to lose the Anchorman trophy (well done Al!). Honourable mentions for quite a few others: - Ryan Fisher, scoring for us in 9th until his calf went - unfortunate for his first race, but wishing him a speedy recovery. Ryan has been superb in training, and is fast improving with a 17:05 parkrun the other week, so watch this space. - Kris Davidson, agonisingly close the scoring team (yet again) as 11th home - Owen Delaney - first time out for Ranelagh, having decided to do more x-country - Dave Lawley- in his best x-c race for the club (though not the most significant event of his day - many congratulations!!!) - Lars Lundqvist scored in the 70%s for the first time ever! - Eirin must get another mention for the email he sent out to a wide copylist earlier in the week telling Ken Powley that his time prediction was way off, because he'd been injured and hardly training. Eirin proceeded to beat his predicted time by some margin! The table looks ominous with Ranelagh in the drop zone in 8th/9th teams: an early fulfilment of the Snaith-ometer's prediction. The Blue Wave unfortunately belonged to Clapham Chasers this time, as they packed well in the 50s and 60s, and ended up 45 points ahead of us in 6th, including a second place with Andy Maud. Belgrave were behind them in 7th, only a few points ahead of us. I was flabbergasted not to be placing better after our strong racing performance, but this is a really strong league this year. However, we have some stars returning for the next match, and I'm optimistic we can be placed 6th after that. Guildford look set for the drop already, having had a shocker. Thanks as ever to Ken on the stats and team manager Alan Hedger, and to the others supporting including Steve and Sonia Rowland, Jim Forrest and Chris Owens." We had two representatives in the junior race, which now includes all clubs, not just those whose senior team is in Division 1. Greg Atkins, making his club debut, finished 22nd overall and 13th under 17. Euan Sinclair crossed the line in 63rd place but was 17th in the under 13 category. WORLD TRIATHLON GRAND FINAL 15th - 19th September in Chicago Chris Owens reports: "Two Ranelagh members took part in this set of events last month. Gill Sanders competed in the Elite Women for South Africa as part of her 'Road to Rio' - the elite guys and girls have to score enough points in the preceding two years to qualify for the Olympics - and I did the equivalent over 60 age group event. Gill finished 41st - fading a bit on the run after a great swim and bike. Elite Women 1 G Jorgensen (USA) 1:55.36 (swim 17.57, T1 1:30, bike 62.53, T2 0.35, run 32.43) 41 Gill Sanders (RSA) 2:01.44 (18.51, 1.32, 62.44, 0.35, 38.03) I'd had a so-so season, missing all the Mob matches due to injury (boo!), and had qualified for both the standard and sprint distances (1.5k\40k\10k and .75k\20k\5k) in case the leg misbehaved, but the two months leading up to September had gone OK, so I decided to do both events, as there was a day gap - with the sprint first. Chicago had done its best both with the event layout and the weather, so we competed in mid 20s temperatures and little or no wind. Although the age groups go off at 5min intervals, by the time you get to a multi-lap run (either 3 or 4 laps) you have no idea who you are racing, as one MAML looks very like another. However the support for 'Team GB' was pretty solid, and I was very surprised to find out that I'd made third in the sprint event, and then improved one place on last year to finish 7th in standard. Perhaps the run was not so bad - but it still felt a rather tired carthorse lumber at the time. There are photographs which suggest this might be the truth - luckily the e-news is text only!" Over 60 Sprint 1 C Garefis (Greece) 68.05 (swim 11.17, T1 3.24, bike 29.13, T2 2.55, run 21.18) 3 Chris Owens 73.07 (12.50, 3.51, ?, ?, 22.27) Over 60 Standard 1 C Garefis (Greece) 2:09.47 (swim 21.09, T1 3.35, bike 56.37, T2 3.08, run 45.20) 7 Chris Owens 2:19.50 (25.02, 3.32, 61.34, 2.48, 46.57) ERRA NATIONAL ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 3rd October at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield Phil Aiken reports: "We are rightly proud of our Richmond Park but, when it comes to the 'largest urban walled park in Britain category', we have to accept we're second best. That accolade, by the grand margin of 15 hectares, goes to Sutton Park. This is not to be found adjacent to the X26 bus route, but a few miles north of Birmingham city centre in Sutton Coldfield. Though, at a couple of hours by train from Euston, the journey times are not that dissimilar. Every October, Sutton Park plays host to the National Road Relays, the women running four precisely measured 4.315km legs. A look through the history books reveals Ranelagh gracing these relays in both 2004 and 2005, finishing in 14th and 16th positions respectively. There would be no repeat this year, however. A late injury flare-up forced Estelle Damant to sit this out in order to be available for the National Cross Country Relays in Mansfield at the end of October. Fortunately, the race officials were both understanding and accommodating, allowing Becky Hall to run a second leg and Ranelagh to finish the race as a complete, but non-counting, team. The start is gently downhill, though no-one was tempted to earn instant but ephemeral glory by sprinting ahead and reaching the photographers gathered at the bottom in the lead. Unsurprisingly, given she was running two legs, Becky started the ball rolling on the opening leg. Trying to judge how well we were doing was hampered by a lack of common foes, with only Belgrave and Kent joining us from the Surrey League. With Aldershot sticking to their youth policy from the Southern Relays - no-one over the age of 23 - the international glamour was provided by Stockport's Elle Vernon, setting the fastest time of the day. Becky came through in 65th, handing over to a somewhat troubled Lara Werrett. Clearly in some discomfort, she handed over to Megan de Silva having lost three places. There were some dramatic changes of position after the second leg, from Coventry Godiva gaining 28 places to Team Bath losing 49, a pattern repeated on leg three - Southampton dropping from 8th to 51st, Stroud rising by 20. Not to be outdone, Megan pulled us up 10 places to 58th before handing over to Becky for her second go. Showing good pacing - running just 28 seconds slower - she brought Ranelagh up another eight places to leave Ranelagh with the 50th quickest time of the 68 teams who finished. On the final leg, Swansea's evergreen Andrea Whitcombe had too much for Bristol & West's Imogen Ainsworth (a face we would be seeing again in the colours of Clapham Chasers seven days later), silver changing to gold, with Vale Royal similarly switching positions with Bedford & County to claim bronze. As we made our way home, leaving the men's teams to do their thing, we resolved that it would not be another 10 years before we returned." 1 Swansea 59.14 50 Ranelagh 72.19 Becky Hall 65 17.32 Lara Werrett 68 20.16 Megan de Silva 58 16.32 Becky Hall 50 18.00 WINDSOR HALF MARATHON Sunday 27th September 1 K Kyreme (Shaft B) 1:07.50 (chip time 1:07.50) 13 S Amend (Belgrave) 1:22.27 (1:22.26 - 1st woman) 408 Ed Smith 1:43.57 (1:43.54) 448 Kevin Knowles 1:44.42 (1:44.10) 2778 Vanessa McConkey 2:24.33 (2:22.43) SELF-TRANSCENDENCE 10km Saturday 3rd October in Battersea Park 1 L Smith (MMK) 32.34 18 C Penlington (B&B) 37.50 (1st woman) 25 Jonathan Moore 39.24 BOURNEMOUTH HALF MARATHON Sunday 4th October Mark Herbert writes on Facebook: "Agonisingly close yet again. I didn't think I was in that kind of shape as training heading into it was not great but I surprised myself, saw the watch tick over 1:20 as I turned the top part of Bournemouth pier. Dropped too much time in the middle section as couldn't stick at 6 min mile pace. I need to recover and go again for Amsterdam in two weeks. I am pleased but slightly gutted." 1 R Horton (Shaft B) 1:08.02 (chip time 1:08.02) 16 Mark Herbert 1:21.08 (1:20.54) 25 T Lewis (unatt) 1:22.50 (1:22.49 - 1st woman) 40 Dave Lawley 1:25.06 (1:24.52) 1798 Cathy Holman 2:12.26 (2:07.19) 1988 Ellie Lawley 2:16.19 (2:11.12) CARDIFF HALF MARATHON Sunday 4th October Julia Bailey ran a big PB just over 91 minutes. Official splits show her passing 10k in 42.53 and 10 miles in 69.11. Angus Cater adds: "...a flat course in perfect running conditions with fantastic crowd support." 1 B Siwa (Uganda) 1:02.07 (chip time 1:02.06) 28 L Jerotich (Kenya) 1:11.30 (1:11.29 - 1st woman) 755 Julia Bailey 1:31.09 (1:31.01) 6294 Angus Cater 2:05.00 (2:00.02) KINGSTON 10 miles Sunday 4th October 1 J Hoad (Bedford) 53.50 (chip time 53.50) 13 Nick Wright 61.53 (61.51) 27 L Rooney (Coll) 65.27 (65.22 - 1st woman) 36 David Ready 66.34 (66.31) 40 Simon Beal 66.47 (66.43) 58 Lee Davies 69.59 (69.49) 88 Michelle Davies 73.14 (73.05) 121 Matt Sowton 76.50 (76.40) 408 Colette Doran 99.42 (99.17) 449 David Meaden 106.38 (106.01) BASINGSTOKE HALF MARATHON Sunday 4th October 1 V Boit (Kenya) 1:04.43 (chip time 1:04.42) 16 K Towerton (Winch) 1:25.02 (1:25.01 - 1st woman) 548 Louise Atkinson 1:56.39 (1:55.37) GREENSAND HALF MARATHON Sunday 11th October at Dorking Simon Burrell writes on Facebook: "Today I decided it would be a good idea to run into a tree at mile 4 of the Greensand Half. There was a lot of blood! After the medics patched me up I had a word with myself and decided to crack on and finish the race." 1 J Neave (Clapham) 1:30.39 63 Simon Burrell 2:15.20 KINGSTON RUN CHALLENGE Sunday 11th October 8.2m 1 S Tack (VTC) 49.20 (chip time 49.13) 10 G Carnwath (Clapham) 52.39 (52.35 - 1st woman) 45 Daniel Chiechi 59.27 (58.36) 357 Danielle Croucher 81.11 (78.30) 426 Jackie Dunkley 86.44 (82.48) 452 Paul Wapshott 88.59 (84.54) 453 Louise Wapshott 88.59 (84.54) 561 Su Clark 115.35 (111.28) 16m 1 S Macdougall (Bella) 1:38.21 (chip time 1:38.15) 22 R Hair (BRAT) 1:54.39 (1:53.51 - 1st woman) 29 Simon Beal 1:55.42 (1:54.54) 234 Cindy Croucher 3:19.08 (3:15.13) MUNICH MARATHON and 10km Sunday 11th October The Oktoberfest was over, but I'm sure that didn't prevent a glass or two of beer disappearing down the throats of thirsty runners - particularly Martin Halvey who took second place in the M55 category. Martin went through 10k in sub-40 and half way in 1:25.31 en route to a 2:55 clocking. Colette Doran ran steadily for 4:29. Bixy wisely settled for the 10k and an early arrival at the bar. Marathon 1 F Stelze (Germany) 2:29.59 (chip time 2:29.57) 9 J Viellehner (Germany) 2:40.26 (2:40.26 - 1st woman) 87 Martin Halvey 2:55.52 (2:55.45) 785 Colette Doran 4:29.04 (4:28.12) 10km 1 S Hallmann (Germany) 31.28 (chip time 31.28) 264 Andy Bickerstaff 47.01 (46.24) OXFORD HALF MARATHON Sunday 11th October 1 S Naylor (Bedford) 1:10.24 (chip time 1:10.24) 14 F Amrhein (Engel) 1:15.55 (1:15.53 - 1st woman) 2867 Evelyn Joslin 2:01.08 (1:57.06) RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd October 1 P Lowe (Strag) 16.10 9 Jordan Mungovan 17.57 13 Trevor Maguire 19.02 28 Peter Weir 19.50 29 C Clover (Newbury) 19.54 (1st woman) 61 Matt Sowton 21.35 63 Steve Aikin 21.41 69 Ellen Clague 22.10 75 Hadi Khatamizadeh 22.29 82 Stewart Anderson 22.55 94 Karen Weir 23.20 109 Amrut Sharma 23.48 122 Daniel Rushby 24.21 123 Alberto Esguevillas 24.22 137 Luke Maguire 24.41 138 Steven Mountain 24.44 156 Tomas Sterner 25.17 157 James Rushby 25.19 184 Mike White 26.07 186 Sam Rushby 26.10 191 Philippa Kitchen 26.30 192 Maia Rushby 26.34 200 John Hobson 26.51 215 Carol Aikin 27.37 224 Sue Camp 27.53 225 Paula Maguire 27.54 236 Rob Kitchen 28.14 273 Jackie Dunkley 29.44 274 Deepa Sharma 29.45 322 Penny Merrett 32.47 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 26th September There was a Ranelagh 1-2-3 from Jon Smith, Trevor Maguire and Jonathan Moore. 1 Jon Smith 18.44 2 Trevor Maguire 19.31 3 Jonathan Moore 19.49 5 Tom Bradley 20.57 12 S Hutton (unatt) 22.03 (1st woman) 17 Colin Brett 22.36 23 Luke Maguire 24.42 33 Julian Holden 25.48 37 Francesca Baty-Symes 26.00 40 Paula Maguire 26.51 65 Wyn Williams 41.48 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd October 1 A Jaksevicius (Bel) 16.22 18 Marc Snaith 17.44 25 C Grima (Herc W) 17.57 (1st woman) 40 Nick Wright 18.54 59 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.24 81 Chris Owens 19.47 113 Sacha Kennedy 20.35 287 Adam Wright 23.05 420 Tony Appleby 24.32 432 Andrew Brown 24.36 561 Kirsty Bangham 26.09 645 Karima Graham 27.13 923 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 31.14 1125 Wally Garrod 38.09 1168 John Hanscomb 42.45 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd October First place for Nick Twomey. 1 Nick Twomey 17.57 11 Tom Kearey 20.48 12 Eric Plue 20.54 17 Colin Brett 21.16 19 A Doyle (unatt) 21.28 (1st woman) 58 Ann Kearey 24.03 59 Kevin Kearey 24.04 64 Josie Kearey 24.27 92 Lorna Smith 26.26 107 Mary Hickson 28.19 108 Claire Warner 28.35 123 Louise Wapshott 31.09 125 Katie Walton 31.27 126 Hilary Thomson 31.38 128 Nigel Coombes 31.46 130 Tracey Small 32.22 134 Su Clark 33.29 137 Cindy Croucher 33.37 138 Deborah Blakemore 33.38 FOLKESTONE parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd October Ted Mockett was third in. 1 J Goss (Inv EK) 16.15 3 Ted Mockett 17.09 17 N Pettinger (unatt) 22.24 (1st woman) 49 Ellen Van Keulen 26.25 WOKING parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd October Second place this week for Ed Barker. 1 B Goddard (unatt) 17.31 2 Ed Barker 17.52 6 K Hopkins (Woking) 19.17 (1st woman) OXFORD parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd October Peter Haarer was first home. 1 Peter Haarer 16.59 12 S Rendell (Alchester) 19.12 (1st woman) PARKE parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd October Jon Smith finished third. 1 T Pratt (Teign) 19.00 3 Jon Smith 19.42 6 E Dyson (Haldon) 20.37 (1st woman) OTHER parkruns (Saturday 3rd October) Old Deer Park: 5 Tom Bradley 20.39, 20 Phil Roberts 23.38, 53 Wyn Williams 33.05 Kingston: 9 Iain Wilson 19.37, 26 Chris Camacho 21.30, 38 Chris Cato 22.37 Bracknell: 194 Deirdre Inman 34.45 Bournemouth: 239 Eugenio Carmo 29.46 Buckingham: 50 James Barber 23.27, 90 Lynne Barber 27.02 Osterley: 25 Phil Jackson 23.49 Malling: 108 Peter Fordham 25.53 Harrow: 107 Colette Doran 45.35 Cannon Hill: 437 Chris Spink 30.43 Fulham Palace: 5 Ryan Fisher 17.05 Reigate Priory: 33 Duncan Mallison 22.12 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 4th October There were PBs almost across the board for the Ranelagh contingent. Poppy Jensen and Lydia Louw were first and second girls. 1 T Bagnall (unatt) 6.25 6 Euan Sinclair 7.12 7 Poppy Jensen 7.17 (1st girl) 13 Lydia Louw 7.31 21 Lexi Keech 8.02 62 Eilidh Sinclair 9.19 134 Isla Sinclair 11.01 145 Ciara McLaren 11.14 149 Theo Doyle 11.16 182 Sam Doyle 12.06 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 4th October 1 L Boyt (Slough Jrs) 7.47 3 M Elwood (Cookham) 8.04 (1st girl) 124 Connor Scally 14.35 137 James Ricketts 15.31 MOORMEAD JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 4th October 1 O Bragg (unatt) 8.23 10 L Noble (unatt) 10.02 (1st girl) 14 Oliver Beal 10.32 18 Campbell McLaren 11.09 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 10th October Marie Synnott-Wells was third woman to finish. 1 C O'Leary (Raheny) 15.48 6 K Brown (SMR) 18.36 (1st woman) 11 John Shaw 19.24 19 Peter Weir 19.56 22 Peter Faull 20.01 34 Marie Synnott-Wells 21.02 42 Steve Aikin 21.35 52 Tomas Sterner 22.20 61 Chris Read 22.42 66 Matt Aikin 22.55 74 Amrut Sharma 23.12 110 Daniel Rushby 24.37 112 Sam Rushby 24.45 128 James Rushby 25.12 129 Carol Aikin 25.14 130 Wiebke Kortum 25.15 140 Rob Kitchen 25.36 141 Alberto Esguevillas 25.38 144 Maia Rushby 25.49 159 Philippa Kitchen 26.22 169 Leeanne Bryce 26.43 173 Karima Graham 26.57 210 Tony Clark 28.50 228 Val Lowman 29.13 289 Penny Merrett 33.16 294 Wendy Fisher 34.00 299 Martin Clark 35.10 316 Andrew Brown 39.50 321 Pat Hewlett 41.20 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 10th October 1 M Robinson-Church (ua) 18.26 3 L Killip (Strag) 19.27 (1st woman) 12 Daniel Chiechi 21.04 20 Paul Wapshott 21.59 41 Nick Twomey 24.02 50 Josie Kearey 24.54 54 Ann Kearey 25.00 55 Kevin Kearey 25.02 107 Louise Wapshott 30.37 109 Hilary Thomson 31.19 116 Tanya Allen 33.13 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 10th October 1 A Jackson (Sitting) 16.09 16 K Towerton (Winch) 18.03 (1st woman) 56 Fiona Ford 19.35 91 Sacha Kennedy 20.34 92 Richard Kennedy 20.36 384 Kate Brook 24.47 963 Wally Garrod 37.10 1010 John Hanscomb 43.36 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 10th October 1 B Byrne (Iffley) 20.10 9 S Hutton (unatt) 21.56 (1st woman) 11 Phil Roberts 22.49 23 Luke Maguire 24.59 36 Paula Maguire 26.43 61 Wyn Williams 40.42 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 10th October 1 K Jack (Nene V) 17.53 7 M Sawicka (Imp Coll) 20.57 (1st woman) 19 Phil Jackson 23.06 20 James Barber 23.10 44 Lynne Barber 28.00 70 Christine David 31.15 71 Stacey Barber 31.41 77 Tracey Small 33.08 COBURG parkrun 5km Saturday 10th October Ralph Street, who is in Australia for six months, cruised round this north Melbourne parkrun three minutes clear of the pack. 1 Ralph Street 16.17 8 C Brownridge (Ben O) 22.17 (1st woman) OTHER parkruns (Saturday 10th October) Nonsuch: 204 Tom Reay 25.54 Kingston: 19 Chris Camacho 21.15, 58 Ashleigh Ferris 24.43 Little Stoke: 34 Gordon Whitson 21.33 Bournemouth: 191 Eugenio Carmo 27.47 Bedfont Lakes: 88 Claire Warner 28.28 Fountains Abbey: 69 Chris Wright 23.13, 217 Mary Hickson 29.18 Pymmes: 19 Peter Fordham 26.03 Banstead Woods: 28 Rob Curtis 22.35, 78 Becky Hall 26.47 Bromley: 235 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.53, 257 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 26.17 Market Harborough: 79 Ellen Van Keulen 26.53 Reigate Priory: 16 Duncan Mallison 22.03 MOORMEAD JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 11th October Sacha Kennedy was second overall and first girl with a new sub-8 PB. 1 L Paskin (Lon W) 7.54 2 Sacha Kennedy 7.57 (1st girl) 18 Lauryn Clague 10.13 19 Oliver Beal 10.15 20 Léonie Kennedy 10.20 FINALLY... 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