Newsdesk 2015

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 461             30 October 2015
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  
 *  A record 117 Ranelagh Harriers turn out for the Orion mob match
 *  Led by Jon Pepper and Becky Hall we win by 1715 to 2909
 *  Club vets championships won by Peter Haarer, Trevor Maguire and Chris
     Owens, and sealed handicap by Bert Grieco
 *  Ranelagh women finish 7th in the SEAA Cross-Country Relay champs
 *  Surrey Masters Championship team medals go to our M50s and W45s, and
     individual medals to Marie Synnott-Wells, Sonia Rowland,  Chris Owens,
     Trevor Maguire and Allan Lang       
 *  Good Marathon and Half Marathon performances
 *  Wiebke Kortum is the leading W45 in the Clarendon Marathon
 *  Martin Halvey is the leading M55 in the Dublin Marathon  
 *  parkrun placings for Megan de Silva, Nick Twomey, Clare Fowler, Jon Smith
     and Becky Northmore
 *  ECCA relays this Saturday, Surrey Leagues next week 
 *  Book now for the Christmas Party on December 5th

 ECCA XC RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 31st October at Mansfield
 Good luck to our women's team who are making the trip up to Nottinghamshire.

 The next League races are on Saturday 7th November. The men are back on
 Wimbledon Common but hosted by Belgrave Harriers this time. Start times are
 2.30pm for juniors and 3pm for seniors. Location and course map:. The women's races are at West
 End Common, Esher. Seniors run at 12 noon, followed by juniors at 1pm and
 1.30pm. Location and course map:. For both events all are
 welcome and you can register on the day. 
 Following our stunning success in this season's first mob match last
 Saturday, it's time to look ahead to the next. We are facing the might of
 Thames Hare & Hounds on Saturday 28th November on their Wimbledon Common
 course. Start time is 2.30pm. Technically this is an away fixture, but the
 Thames HQ is no more than a couple of hundred metres from Richmond Park's
 Robin Hood Gate, so it hardly counts as away really. We can expect Thames to
 be stronger at the front of the field than Orion were, so that massive blue
 wave of Ranelagh vests will be all the more important. Don't forget,
 everyone needed, everyone counts. Join the Blue Wave!   

 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 wynfordwilliams@icloud.com  before the Christmas Party on 5th

 ...was knocked off his bike the day before the mob match and was very sorry
 to miss such a momentous occasion. Fortunately the damage seems to be
 confined to severe bruising, but he can't get out and about for the moment.
 We all wish him a speedy recovery. In the meantime we had to resort to old
 fashioned paper and pencil methods to produce the result on Saturday!

 ...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 aachrisowens@yahoo.co.uk. 

 CHRISTMAS PARTY  Saturday 5th December at 7pm
 It's a new venue this year for our Christmas Party on December 5th: the Lass
 O'Richmond Hill at the top of Queen's Road.  Book your places now! 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 micheleagibson@hotmail.com  or add your name to the list in
 the clubhouse, where you will also find a menu. 

 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:. 

 Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. 

 Check out what's happening in our junior section at ranelagh-harriers-juniors.com/. 

More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil
or Trevor ) ranelagh.men@gmail.com
 or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil ranelagh.women@gmail.com  )      

 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). See above.

 Saturday 14th November    London XC Championships at Parliament Hill. 

 Saturday 21st November    South of the Thames 5 miles championship at
 Polesden Lacey. Note that this does NOT incorporate our club women's champs
 this year (it will be with the final League race on Feb 13th).

 Saturday 28th November    Mob Match v Thames Hare & Hounds on Wimbledon
 Common. See above.

 Saturday 12th December    Stubbs Cup mob match v South London Harriers at
 Coulsdon. Reserve the date!  

 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,
 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. 

 HAROLD LEE CUP MOB MATCH v ORION HARRIERS  Saturday 24th October  7.67 miles
 in Richmond Park
 Phil Killingley reports:
 "We start the 2015-16 season with a record 7-match winning run in mobs,
 having won all four for the first time ever in 2014-15, and having broken
 our 30-year bogey run in Epping Forest.  What more is there to achieve, you
 might ask?  Satisfied we are not (as Yoda from Star Wars might say).   This
 year we set out to retain our winning run as long as possible, and see if we
 could get 100 people out at the first fixture, vs Orion at home.  Otherwise
 known as 'Operation Centurion'.  If we did that, we might also sneak over
 our record mob turnout - 106 people vs Blackheath in 1988.

 There was no room for complacency.  Orion had beaten us in Richmond Park two
 years ago.  They had sworn vengeance for Operation Betelgeuse last year, and
 were posting videos of Orion members chanting traditional songs on YouTube
 to motivate their faithful, promising double points for this away fixture,
 and bringing a coach-load.  Nor did the omens look good - Ranelagh
 statistician and general legend Ken Powley was knocked off his bike the day
 before, preventing him from supporting the fixture.

 But down at the clubhouse on Petersham Road at 2pm, things were looking up.
 Although Orion had arrived, bringing a very decent away turnout of 50
 people, Ranelagh had logged more than that already on the scoresheets - Alan
 Hedger scribbling furiously to record them all.  By the time we had to get
 up to the start, we were still some way short of 100, with 89.  Would there
 be others waiting to register up the hill?

 Alan strode over the road in the park with his clipboard towards the great 
 oak tree surrounded by runners preparing themselves to mob.  A huge crowd of
 Ranelites swarmed towards his blue-capped figure and your captain knew
 immediately that we had done it!  In total we turned out 117 starters -
 beating the club record by 11.

 Cindy Croucher's video on Facebook records the superb mob chant for
 posterity. Christopher Camacho replied to that post: 'It was so loud I could
 just about hear some sound without wearing my implant processor and that
 says a lot!'.   Then off we ran down a dry-underfoot Queen's Ride towards
 the ballet school in pursuit of glory.   

 The first time the new course was run in October 2013, Boniface Kongin, a
 guest runner, ran it in 41:37.  That was beaten last November by Ralph
 Street's 41:30.  Jon Pepper decided to do the minimum needed to pinch
 Ralph's crown, winning yesterday's race in 41:29.  Having dumped his car in
 Balham, and sprinted to the clubhouse from Richmond to beat the traffic, it
 was his second race of the day. 

 Waves of blue followed thereafter.   7 in 10.  13 in 20. 19 in 30. 25 in 40.
 30 in 50. 36 in 60. 43 in 70.  And so it went on.  And on.  Ranelagh's
 dominance showed in the final scoreline of 1715 to 2909, bemusing our Orion

 The women's race was won by Orion's Mestawet, with Becky Hall second and
 Gwen McCormack not far behind in third. Ranelagh's women's contingent was 31
 strong (another record?), versus 9 from Orion.  

 There are far too many to name, but I should record the Ranelagh Veteran
 Champions: Peter Haarer won the V40s with a numerically pleasing time of
 44:44; Trevor Maguire wasn't very far behind to take the V50s, and Chris
 Owens, our bronze world triathlon champ, the V60s.  The force of the mob was
 strong in Simon Burrell, who ran with what he described to me before the
 race as a "mild stress fracture" in his foot - wishing him a speedy recovery
 and a better choice of adjective. It was also strong in the many people
 running the challenging 7.5 miles for the first time, and in those who came
 out despite injury or illness to marshal or support - your efforts are much

 But the force of the mob was strongest in our numbers across men and women,
 young and old, fast and slow.  This is an event that brings us together as a
 club and you should all be proud of your place in Ranelagh history.

 Finishing with a message from the Orion captain.  'Orion had a thoroughly
 enjoyable day and although we didn't get the result we wanted the spirit and
 the fun of the mob matches was there for all to see'."

 The race incorporated a sealed handicap within the vets championship. For
 reasons of space we'll hold over the full result until the next e-news
 (though you can see it on our website here: ). Winner was Bert
 Grieco, with Chris Read and Peter Fordham filling the minor places.   

 A few historical notes: that former record turn-out of 106 was on the 16th
 January 1988 when we hosted Blackheath Harriers. They turned up with a
 remarkable 92 runners. As we were housed in temporary accommodation at the
 time, we borrowed the Richmond Canoe Club's changing rooms for the
 afternoon. 1982 London Marathon winner Hugh Jones led Ranelagh's team but
 was beaten into second place by the heathens' Tim Nash. 89-a-side scored,
 and from a total count of 14,554 points we lost by a margin of 114. Six of
 the 1988 team were in action again today: Gordon Whitson, who finished 13th
 back in '88, Peter Haarer 24th, Bill Harvey 28th, Mike Peace 34th, Clive
 Naish 41st and David Wright 50th. Only Peter, 19 at the time, has improved
 with the passage of 27 years! Ranelagh had only nine women in the race,
 Blackheath even fewer. Sonia Rowland was the leader.   

 Richmond Park 
 As usual, we hosted the Surrey Masters championships but officials, results
 and medals etc were in the hands of Surrey Athletics. There were two races,
 firstly a 6km for men over 60 and all women, then a 10km for men 40-59. The
 first race was the bigger of the two, with 110 finishers as against 84 in
 the 10km. There was a slight hiccup in the first race as the leading M60s
 and women went slightly off course, but they were quickly called back and no
 damage was done. 62 year-old Bob Bradbury from Woking dominated and finished
 a good half minute clear of second-placed Ian Kitching of SLH. A similar
 distance behind in third place, and securing Ranelagh's first medal of the
 afternoon, was Chris Owens. 17th overall, and winning the M70 class, was
 Hercules Wimbledon's former rock star, King Crimson guitarist Peter Giles.
 Ranelagh's new M60 David Powell unluckily missed the start by at least half
 a minute but fought his way through to the top half of the field. He and
 Mike Peace closed in the Ranelagh M60+ team, which was initially placed
 joint third before corrections to the results pushed them down to fifth. Tom
 Reay followed, and then Allan Lang who won a "virtual" gold medal in the M75

 The leading women Nikla Sturzaker of Herne Hill and Nicola Richmond of
 Dulwich battled it out to the line in third and fourth places overall - but
 both came away with golds anyway. Sturzaker won the W40 class and Richmond
 the W45. Oddly the leading W35 was well behind them in ninth place. Leading
 W50 in 19th place was Guildford's Susanna Harrison, pushing Marie
 Synnott-Wells back into the silver medal spot. Bonnie Morgan came next,
 leading our W35-44 team of herself, Karen Weir and Hannah Doyle into fifth
 place. Deepa Sharma backed up the team. We thought we might have a chance in
 the W45+ team competition and so it proved. Marie, Ellen Clague and Sonia
 Rowland took the silver medals, and Sonia received another silver as the
 second W60 home. Corinne Bishop was sixth in that category.

 In the 10km M40-59 race it was South London's Stuart Major who as usual made
 the rest of the field look very pedestrian indeed. Multiple gold-medallist
 in this event, Stuart finished almost a minute and a half ahead of his
 nearest rival and won the M45 gold. Third overall, and first M50, was
 Guildford's Mark Tennyson. Again we had to go down the field a little before
 the winner of the younger age group, M40, appeared. Ranelagh's first
 finisher was Kris Davidson who placed 4th in the M40s, missing a bronze
 medal by a single second. The M40-49 team was closed in seventh by Bruce
 McLaren and Kevin Knowles. It was left to our M50-59 team to give us our
 only gold medals of the day. A rapidly returning to fitness Trevor Maguire
 led them in, taking the individual M50 bronze in the process. Then came
 another excellent run from Colin Brett, 5th in the M50s, and then John Shaw,
 4th M55. Providing backup not far behind were Richard Holme, Peter Weir and
 Simon Burrell.  

 Lots of photos by Jeremy Hemming imagetogo.net/go/?28071. 

 Men 60+ and women
 1   B Bradbury (Woking)    24.19  (1st M60)
 3   N Sturzaker (HHH))     24.55  (1st W40)
 4   N Richmond (Dul R)     24.57  (1st W45)
 8   Chris Owens            25.19  (3rd M60)
 9   N Wilson (Rei P)       25.20  (1st W35)
 17  P Giles (Herc W)       25.51  (1st M70)
 19  S Harrison (G&G)       25.54  (1st W50)
 21  J Quaintance (SLH)     26.01  (1st M65)
 26  Marie Synnott-Wells    26.21  (2nd W50)
 29  Bonnie Morgan          26.53  (6th W35)
 35  M Statham (Holl S)     27.03  (1st W60)
 38  P Iannella (SLH)       27.16  (1st W55)
 43  Ellen Clague           27.28  (5th W45)
 48  David Powell           27.49  (12th M60)
 52  Karen Weir             28.10  (10th W40)
 59  Mike Peace             29.03  (6th M65)
 66  Sonia Rowland          30.07  (2nd W60)
 73  Hannah Doyle           30.34  (10th W35)
 86  Tom Reay               32.11  (12th M65)
 96  Deepa Sharma           34.06  (11th W35)
 106 Allan Lang             37.08  (1st M75)
 109 Corinne Bishop         40.04  (6th W60)  

 Teams (3 to score)
 1   South London H         21
 2   Ranelagh H             34 
 3   Wimbledon W            52

 Men 40 - 59
 1   S Major (SLH)          34.29  (1st M45)
 3   M Tennyson (G&G)       36.19  (1st M50)
 6   F Power (HHH)          36.54  (1st M40)
 10  Kris Davidson          37.28  (4th M40)
 12  Trevor Maguire         37.58  (3rd M50)
 13  D Ogden (SLH)          38.00  (1st M55)
 18  Colin Brett            38.25  (5th M50)
 26  John Shaw              39.43  (4th M55)
 32  Richard Holme          40.33  (9th M50)
 42  Peter Weir             41.37  (11th M50)
 50  Bruce McLaren          42.33  (14th M45)
 53  Simon Burrell          42.47  (16th M50)
 75  Kevin Knowles          46.56  (18th M40) 

 Teams (3 to score)
 1   Ranelagh H             18
 2   Dorking & MV           26 
 3   South London H         34

 at Wormwood Scrubs
 Phil Aiken reports:
 It was a Saturday morning in March, back in 2012, when I experienced
 Wormwood Scrubs on my parkrun London tour. The Race Director pointed out
 that tourists rarely came back. I described it as a bleak expanse of
 football pitches overlooked by a prison, which possibly explains why. But 3½
 years later, I was back. The South of England Cross Country Relays have made
 Wormwood Scrubs their home and, with a full programme of races from U13 to
 Senior, they offer an alternative to those who are not Surrey-eligible and
 still young enough not be classed as a Master. Rugby traffic delayed
 journeys into and through Richmond so both teams' declaration sheets were
 completed and handed in with a member of each still to arrive. But arrive
 they did. And with time to boot, too.

 The Senior Women's race consisted of three legs of 3k, following the
 perimeter of the Scrubs. Fresh from her top 15 finish at the opening Surrey
 League race the previous week, Julia set off full of confidence, quickly
 settling into second place. Not surprisingly she had dropped a few places by
 the end of the lap, finishing in 8th place, three ahead of former Bath
 University teammate, South London's Rachel Coe-O'Brien. Bracknell, Newbury
 and Herne Hill occupied the podium positions. The Women's Captain took on
 second leg responsibility. Like Julia, Becky ran the 8th quickest leg time
 and, with Newbury unable to match their opening leg performance, we moved up
 to 7th. Bracknell retained first place but, with no final leg runner, their
 race was done. So second placed Belgrave now assumed the lead, ahead of
 Barnet and Dulwich, who moved into contention thanks to Claire Elms, who ran
 the fastest second leg. 

 It was left to Suzy to close things out. London Heathside lay 15 seconds
 ahead. Less than that behind lay Winchester with one-time sub-2:40
 marathoner Michaela McCallum and South London, with Steph McCall. Steph had
 broken the Surrey Road Relay course record to claim gold, overturning a
 significant deficit to Herne Hill. Today was no different. Starting 1'05"
 behind Belgrave's Rose O'Brien, she passed all eight runners ahead of her
 and crossed the line with a 17 seconds advantage, running the fastest time
 of the day by 27 seconds. Belgrave held onto second but there was a real
 scrap behind, with Heathside's Sarah Swinhoe running the 6th fastest time to
 snatch 3rd from Dulwich by a mere three seconds. The gaps were too much for
 Suzy to make up any places so we finished a highly creditable 7th in our
 first appearance, though behind four other Surrey teams.

 For our B Team, Gwen ran the opening leg just 35 seconds slower than Julia
 to came home 14th. Elisa and Becky (a different one) gained valuable cross
 country experience on legs two and three as we finished in 16th. Though
 these relays may have the lowest profile of the half dozen road and cross
 country events put on by the South of England AA, that's actually no bad
 thing. It won't be another 3½ years before I come back."

 Senior Women
 1   South London H         37.34
 2   Belgrave H             37.51
 3   London Heathside       38.14
 7   Ranelagh H 'A'         39.20
     Julia Bailey       8  12.51
     Becky Hall         7  13.09
     Suzy Whatmough     7  13.20
 16  Ranelagh H 'B'         43.59
     Gwen McCormack    14  13.26
     Becky Northmore   16  15.33
     Elisa Ferrua      16  15.00 

 CLARENDON MARATHON  Sunday 4th October Salisbury to Winchester
 Wiebke Kortum was the leading over 45 in this off-road marathon.

 1   N Martin (Overton)     2:56.31
 4   J Meek (Eastleigh)     3:08.40  (1st woman)
 67  Wiebke Kortum          3:59.09

 Mick Lane fell a little short of his sub-3 target but placed second in the
 M55 category. Mick has a special aim in mind: it's claimed in Runner's World
 that the greatest span between first and last marathons under 3 hours is 36
 years. Mick ran 2:44 back in June 1979, a couple of weeks after his 19th
 birthday. So if he can slot in another sub-3 now he will at least equal that

 1   B Kiprono (Kenya)      2:16.00  (chip time 2:16.00)
 57  Mick Lane              3:09.59  (3:09.43)    

 RIVER THAMES HALF MARATHON Sunday 18th October at Walton
 Roy Reeder of Strags and Ranelagh organised this successful event in which a
 handful of Ranelagh took part. The winner was apparently out for a training
 run and reports including some 800m reps and marathon tempo running into his

 1   P Martelletti (RunF)   1:11.52  (chip time 1:11.52)
 22  R Harvey (Clapham C)   1:23.51  (1:23.48 - 1st woman)
 154 Lee Davies             1:35.40  (1:35.16)        
 317 Paul Wapshott          1:43.27  (1:42.39)
 334 Phil Roberts           1:44.13  (1:43.26)
 635 Lewis Emery            1:56.16  (1:54.35)
 942 Maya Farah             2:09.01  (2:07.23)          

 Nick Twomey writes on Facebook:
 "I went into the Amsterdam Half about 10-14 days too early in my training.
 Nevertheless I gave it a go and finished 50th out of 14,004 in 1.17.31...32
 second PB...all in the right direction!"
 Carl Selya-Hammer and Mark Herbert also set good times.  
 1   K Sasmin (Estonia)     69.02
 23  Carl Selya-Hammer      74.31
 50  Nick Twomey            77.31
 107 Mark Herbert           80.20

 Carl Assmundson ran a personal best just outside 74 minutes.

 1   C Thompson (AFD)       63.00  (chip time 63.00)
 21  D Napieraj (Poland )   73.39  (73.39 - 1st woman)
 24  Carl Assmundson        74.11  (74.08) 

 MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles  Sunday 18th October at Nonsuch Park
 1   A Brooker (Epsom O)    31.26
 41  Steve Aikin            40.41

 GREAT WEST RUN HALF MARATHON  Sunday 18th October at Exeter
 1    S Antell (Bideford)   1:10.08  (chip time 1:10.07)
 25   A Granger (B&W)       1:21.18  (1:21.16 - 1st woman)
 1839 Danni Croucher        2:13.05  (2:06.46)
 2579 Cindy Croucher        2:37.29  (2:31.11) 

 GREAT SOUTH RUN 10 miles  Sunday 25th October at Portsmouth
 1     M Kipsiro (Kenya)    46.00
 27    V Cheruiyot (Kenya)  51.17  (1st woman)
 9677  Katrina Roche       105.59
 10053 Tamsin Burland      107.39  
 BRISTOL - BATH MARATHON  Sunday 25th October
 1    A Holland (Notfast)   2:31.31  (chip time 2:31.29)
 15   C Prosser (Wells)     2:52.54  (2:52.50 - 1st woman)
 2693 Ashleigh Ferris       4:21.40  (4:19.31)

 JEKYLL AND HYDE DUATHLON  Sunday 25th October in Hyde Park
 1   A Greenleaf (Serp)     69.48  (run 1 12.58, T1 37, bike 30.56, T2 33,
 run 2 24.41
 26  Ted Mockett            80.16  (14.06, 66, 35.16, 51, 28.55)
 33  Peter Faull            81.45  (14.32, 55, 36.39, 39, 28.58) 

 DUBLIN MARATHON  Sunday 26th October
 Another sub-3 hours clocking for Martin Halvey, which earned him first place
 in the M55 category.

 1    A Gemechu (Ethiopia)  2:14.02  (chip time 2:14.01)
 16   N Lehonkova (Ukraine) 2:31.09  (2:31.08 - 1st woman)
 234  Martin Halvey         2:56.18  (2:56.14)
 6860 Ann Kearey            4:14.45  (4:13.52)
 7374 Kevin Kearey          4:19.17  (4:18.04)

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th October
 1   P Lowe (Strag)         16.15
 6   R Kieran (HHH)         18.28  (1st woman)
 16  Peter Faull            19.42
 30  John Hobson            21.03
 36  Matt Aikin             21.30
 38  Steve Aikin            21.35
 49  Tomas Sterner          22.06
 70  Elisa Ferrua           23.03   
 73  Amrut Sharma           23.06
 74  Daniel Rushby          23.10  
 118 Carol Aikin            25.17
 138 Jo Sinton-Hewitt       26.10
 139 Paul Sinton-Hewitt     26.11
 149 Michael Sikora         26.37
 167 Ally Salisbury         27.15
 221 Phil Aiken             29.15
 239 Maia Rushby            30.53
 240 James Rushby           30.57          
 258 Penny Merrett          32.15
 294 Pat Hewlett            39.00 

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th October
 Megan de Silva was first woman. 

 1   R Marriott (unatt)     17.00   
 22  Megan de Silva         18.54  (1st woman)
 48  Marc Snaith            19.37
 50  Simon Beal             19.41
 345 Owen Delaney           24.24
 351 Ian Grange             24,27
 436 Kirsty Bangham         25.30
 555 Ashleigh Ferris        26.57
 592 Mary Hickson           27.34
 665 Jackie Dunkley         28.16       
 943 Wally Garrod           37.34
 976 John Hanscomb          44.36 

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th October
 1   A Keane (unatt)        18.44
 7   Tom Kearey             20.08
 17  Kevin Kearey           21.28
 32  M Gauthier (unatt)     22.59  (1st woman)
 35  James Barber           23.09  
 57  Josie Kearey           25.16
 58  Ann Kearey             25.19
 84  Lynne Barber           27.31
 97  Jane Craigie-Payne     28.47
 98  Mel Davison            28.48      
 120 Louise Wapshott        30.13
 124 Christine David        30.27
 128 Tamsin Burland         31.30   
 132 Hilary Thomson         31.44
 136 Tracey Small           32.33        

 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th October
 Becky Northmore was third woman to finish.  

 1   K Jack (Nene V)       17.33
 16  J Mackie (B&W)        22.46  (1st woman)
 28  Becky Northmore       23.45

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 17th October
 Jon Smith was second overall and Clare Fowler was the leading woman.

 1   D Halloway (Tadworth)  17.42
 2   Jon Smith              18.56
 5    Tom Bradley            20.49    
 12  Clare Fowler           22.12  (1st woman)
 18  Grace Munro            23.37
 26  Luke Maguire           25.15
 32  Paula Maguire          26.10
 33  Julian Holden          26.20
 45  Wyn Williams           28.54
 65  Katie Walton           34.07
 66  Deborah Blakemore      34.07

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 17th October)
 Penrith: 32 Andrew Brown 24.44
 Kingston: 23 Chris Camacho 21.17,  72 Simon Taylor 24.48,  92 Fiona Pugh
 Bournemouth: 245 Eugenio Carmo 28.41
 Little Stoke: 37 Gordon Whitson 21.34
 Fountains Abbey: 81 Phil Jackson 24.31
 Krakow: 31 Andy Bickerstaff 21.25,  65 Peter Fordham 24.11
 Bedfont Lakes: 23 Chris Read 22.17,  176 Colette Doran 53.15 
 Wimbledon Common: 79 Ben Shore 22.32
 Banstead Woods: 52 Simon Hedger 22.33
 Reigate Priory: 21 Duncan Mallison 22.04 

 MOORMEAD JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 18th October
 1   S Colvine (SMR)         8.15
 3   I King (unatt)          8.23 (1st girl)
 16  Oliver Beal            10.22
 18  Campbell McLaren       11.09

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th October
 Nick Twomey (and others) warmed up for the afternoon's mob match...

 1   Nick Twomey            17.38
 9   Tom Kearey             20.33
 12  Daniel Chiechi         21.12   
 18  N McClelland (unatt)   21.56  (1st woman)
 20  Kabir Sait             22.23
 31  Clare King             24.17
 36  Mike White             24.23
 39  Paul Wapshott          24.40
 42  Josie Kearey           24.47
 77  Ann Kearey             28.41
 78  Kevin Kearey           28.43
 85  Louise Wapshott        30.16
 86  Christine David        30.26
 89  Cindy Croucher         30.50
 94  Tracey Small           32.33
 97  Tanya Allen            33.41
 105 Lexi Slaughter         38.53
 106 Waldron Slaughter      38.53
 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th October
 ...as did a few more in Richmond Park...

 1   P Lowe (Strag)         16.07
 11  H Edwards (HHH)        19.28  (1st woman)
 45  Alberto Esguevillas    21.33
 69  Elisa Ferrua           22.39
 121 Sam Rushby             25.04
 136 Nick Fordham           25.50     
 144 Michael Sikora         26.09
 157 James Rushby           26.29
 180 Ally Salisbury         27.13
 210 Leeanne Bryce          28.12
 273 Wendy Fisher           32.04
 282 Hadi Khatamizadeh      33.21
 295 Martin Clark           36.04
 302 Andrew Brown           39.00            
 312 Penny Merrett          68.02

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 24th October
 ...and one or two more in Bushy. Megan de Silva was the leading woman for
 the second week in a row, posting almost identical times. 

 1   R Axe (Cardiff)        16.07   
 24  Megan de Silva         18.53  (1st woman)
 25  Owen Delaney           19.01
 85  Sacha Kennedy          20.55
 94  Simon Collingridge     21.08
 271 James Whistler         23.48
 351 Rob Kitchen            24.59
 501 Jonny Brook            27.03
 502 Kate Brook             27.03
 849 Duncan Bell            32.57
 932 Wally Garrod           37.54
 961 John Hanscomb          43.38  

 OTHER parkruns  (Saturday 24th October)
 Old Deer Park: 43 Oliver Beal 30.18,  44 Louise Beal 30.19,  49 Julian
 Holden 30.52
 Kingston: 25 Chris Camacho 21.43,  119 Chris Cato 29.17
 Bournemouth: 210 Eugenio Carmo 28.01
 Gunnersbury: 46 Rob Wise 21.14
 Fountains Abbey: 87 Phil Jackson 24.26
 Shrewsbury: 93 James Barber 23.57,  200 Lynne Barber 28.14,  253 Stacey
 Barber 31.47
 Winchester: 177 Colette Doran 29.01 
 Fulham Palace: 60 Tomas Sterner 21.36
 Bognor Regis: 7 David Rowe 20.58
 Reigate Priory: 13 Duncan Mallison 21.22

 MOORMEAD JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 25th October
 1   S Bateman (Comet Tri)   7.45
 3   F John (unatt)          8.23 (1st girl)
 26  Oliver Beal            10.34
 30  Campbell McLaren       11.06

 Runners in Victoria Park speak candidly and movingly about their lives: