Newsdesk 2016

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 487             28th October 2016
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 *  3:56 Marathon by Ed Whitlock at age 85
 *  Surrey Cross-Country Leagues - men finish 4th, women 11th
 *  Jon Pepper and Megan de Silva lead our teams  
 *  Mark Herbert and Laura Blazey are our top finishers in the Cabbage Patch
 *  Ranelagh women finish 7th in the SEAA cross-country relay championships
 *  Medals for Chris Owens, Sonia Rowland, Allan Lang and John Shaw in the
     Surrey Masters championships
 *  Good vets results from Lee Coole and Marie-Synnott-Wells  
 *  All runners needed for the Mob Match v Orion Harriers at Chingford on
     Saturday 5th November
 *  Next men's Surrey League race on Saturday 12th November at Coulsdon
 *  Book now for the club Christmas Party on 3rd December
 FIREWORKS DAY APPROACHES - Lee Cup Orion Mob Match 5th November in glorious
 Epping Forest, Chingford
 Phil Killingley writes:
 We need as many runners as possible if we are to out-beast the huge Orion
 army baying for our blue and amber blood!  Can we beat them away for the
 second time in a row, following our 30 year win drought, and in so doing
 extend our winning streak in mobs to 13 matches? This promises to be an epic
 fixture over a brilliant cross-country course. The race starts at 2.30pm
 nearby to Orion's clubhouse. It is 7.5 miles and involves lots of hills.
 However many of you will be devastated to learn that it won't be as muddy as
 in previous years unless there are significant cloudbursts before then. Some
 stretches are on road, so I will be wearing fell shoes or short spikes. If
 you only have spikes, I think the best option is therefore not to go too
 long, but still better having some grip than going for road trainers. Course
 map will be available on the day, though not very useful as it's a twisty
 turny forest circuit - but always well marked. 

 If you're running behind because of public transport or severe traffic
 problems, there may be a chance that the start could be delayed, so phone
 Phil on 07766 667012. 

 Remember the more runners we have, the better our chances of success. All
 welcome - male, female, young, old, fast, slow. Remember, remember the fifth
 of November!  

 This takes around 85min from Richmond.
 1. Get the train to Vauxhall Station. I'll be getting on the 12:05
 stopping service from Richmond (my station is Mortlake) arriving 12:27
 Vauxhall.  Back carriage for rebels!
 2. Meet as a mob at Vauxhall Underground Station northbound platform
 ready to leave on the first tube train that comes after 1240pm. Or make your
 own way if you're early or late for this. 
 3. Get the Victoria Line all the way to Walthamstow Central
 4. Get the mainline train to Chingford. Trains leave at 03, 18, 33 and
 48 past the hour from Walthamstow Central.
 The clubhouse is a 5 minute walk from Chingford Rail Station - Bury Rd,
 Chingford, E4 7QJ. (The clubhouse changed location in 2011 so don't go to
 the old one!). On the way back, trains leave from Chingford for Walthamstow
 at 55, 10, 25 and 40 past the hour.

 Option 2 - CAR or CARPOOL
 The clubhouse is at Bury Road, Chingford, E4 7QJ and is shown on a google
 map here:. There is NO PARKING at the
 club, but there is a large forest car park nearby and street parking in
 Chingford (be aware of local restrictions). There are showers and changing
 for men and women at the clubhouse. 
 Dave Lawley has set up a brilliant online carpool facility for if you are
 happy to take others or want a lift yourself here:.

 There are some more details on our website here:. 

 It's time to put your names down for our Christmas Party which will be held
 on SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER at the Lass o'Richmond Hill pub in Queen's Road,
 Richmond TW10 6JJ. Price is £40 per head to include a three-course meal,
 wine and dancing to a DJ. Please add your name to the list in the clubhouse
 where you can also specify your food choice from the menu. If you can't get
 to the club please e-mail Michele Gibson micheleagibson@hotmail.com
 to let her know you are coming. For payment, please leave cash/cheque in the
 clubhouse in an envelope addressed to Michele or post it to her at 79 Thames
 Side, Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex TW18 2HF. You can also pay by bank
 transfer: account name Ranelagh Harriers, sort code 40-13-10, account number
 12154501, reference CLUB XMAS and your NAME.     

 Verka Lafeuille left her keys in the safe in the clubhouse while out
 training recently and they weren't there on her return. Did anyone pick them
 up by mistake? There were two keys (one big, one small), a black fob and a
 Nectar card tag. Contact Verka verka78@googlemail.com .

 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. 

 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 5th November          Lee Cup Mob Match v Orion Harriers in Epping
 Forest. 2.30pm start.
                                             ECCA National XC Relays, Berry
 Hill Park, Mansfield (from 11am, Senior Women 2:05pm)

 Saturday 12th November         2XU Surrey League (men) at Coulsdon. Start
 time 2.30pm for juniors and 3pm for seniors 

 Saturday 19th November        London Cross-Country Championships at
 Parliament Hill

 Saturday 26th November        South of the Thames 5 miles championships at
 Polesden Lacey near Dorking

 5km parkruns every Saturday at 9am and 2km junior parkruns weekly or monthly
 on Sundays.
 Venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.com or

 From Canadian Running:
 "Ed Whitlock, 85, absolutely destroyed the men's 85 to 89 world record on
 Sunday at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Ed defied expectations
 and ran a 3:56 marathon, breaking the men's 85-89 world record by more than
 30 minutes. The 85-year-old Milton, Ontario resident ran in a 30-year-old
 singlet and 15-year-old Brooks shoes. He ran 3:56:33 after going through the
 halfway mark at 1:54:34. He says that he went out a bit too hard but still
 maintained an overall average pace of 5:36 per kilometre throughout the
 42.2K race. The previous world record was 4:34:55, set in 2004, according to
 the Association of Road Racing Statisticians. It's being reported that his
 age-graded time equates to a 2:08 for the senior men's marathon."
 Ed adds:
 "The reason I was not wearing the Ranelagh vest was that it did not conform
 to IAAF standards regarding size of print, I can't believe that IAAF is
 really interested in what I wear , but formally I was an elite athlete and
 thought I had better comply just to be safe and not cause any possible
 problem for the organizers."
 Runner's World says:
 "How does Whitlock do it? That remains a mystery. And perhaps we are all the
 better for simply acknowledging the wonderment of Ed Whitlock without trying
 to analyze and understand. In interviews, he says things like: 'I don't have
 a manager. I don't have a coach. I don't have a trainer. I don't take any
 supplements. I don't accept any commercial endorsements.'
 No, he just runs slowly, for three to four hours a day, around a cemetery a
 little more than 100 meters from his front door. 'I don't follow what
 typical coaches say about serious runners,' he told Runner's World in 2010.
 'I'm not sufficiently organized or ambitious to do all the things you're
 supposed to do if you're serious. The more time you spend fiddle-diddling
 with this and that, the less time there is to run or waste time in other

 SURREY LADIES LEAGUE DIVISION 1   Saturday 15th October in Nonsuch Park
 Phil Aiken reports:
 "After a summer of Surrey Road League domination the opening fixture of the
 Surrey Cross Country League was a sobering reality check. Surrey's leading
 runners hibernate during the summer, re-emerging as the days shorten and the
 nights draw in. It is important to field a good quota of leading runners
 but, despite having enough runners to complete three full teams, there
 weren't enough where it mattered. As at the opening fixture last year,
 Victoria Elbourne came home in 114th position. Then, she closed out the B
 team. Here it was the A team. There were many and varied reasons for absence
 - some unavoidable, some self-inflicted - though bizarre gardening accidents
 and spontaneous combustion weren't among them.

 On the plus side, Megan de Silva was three places higher than in the
 corresponding fixture last year. Suzy Whatmough showed her improvement by
 finishing 21 places higher. Becky Northmore, despite a recent spell out
 through injury, gained 16. There were five debutantes, including a trio of
 over 60s and the team had representation from most of the Tuesday training
 groups. There was even a trio of U15s, despite the Kennedy twins relocating
 to Oxford, with Izzy Atkins showing strongly, as ever, and Lexi Keech making
 a promising debut.

 But, at the end of the day, it's the scores on the doors that matter and
 points are awarded for finishing positions, nothing else. Before the start I
 had predicted 9th or 10th place, with 225. Had I been talking about Epsom &
 Ewell or West 4, I would have been quids in at the bookies. As it was, I was
 only one place out, but a whopping 120 points further back. The top three
 teams scored less.

 Perhaps it was meant to be though. The second fixture needs Ranelagh to show
 its true colours and where better to do it than Mitcham Common. The last
 time a Surrey League was contested there, four years ago, it was the setting
 for the Ranelagh women's team's nadir, a four person showing that all but
 sealed relegation by itself. How we look forward to consigning that
 ignominious day to history."

 1   Amy Clements (Kent)      22.41      
 2   Steph McCall (SLH)       22.46
 3   Paula Rutherford (FoT)   23.07      
 10  Megan de Silva           23.57      
 45  Suzy Whatmough           26.00      
 86  Julia Bailey             27.30      
 91  Wiebke Kortum            27.34    
 114 Victoria Elbourne        28.37      
 116 Anna Scally              28.41    
 132 Rebecca Northmore        29.34      
 139 Sonia Rowland            29.50    
 153 Rachel Revett            30.37    
 170 Hannah Doyle             31.20    
 187 Claire Warner            32.54      
 207 Susan Seale              35.04    
 221 Jackie Dunkley           39.25    
 223 Bronwen Northmore        43.01    
 224 Wendy Fisher             43.05    
 Teams (5 to score - A teams only)     B Teams (5 to
 1   South London Harriers     98 1   South London
 Harriers B    320
 2   Clapham Chasers          104 2   Herne Hill
 Harriers B      336
 3   Guildford & Godalming AC 114 3   Ful On Tri B
 4   Belgrave Harriers        126 12  Ranelagh
 Harriers B        710
 5   Herne Hill Harriers      145
 6   Ful On Tri               145
 7   Dulwich Runners          199
 8   Thames Hare & Hounds     204
 9   Epsom & Ewell Harriers   224
 10  West 4 Harriers          225
 11  Ranelagh Harriers        346
 12  Reigate Priory AC        392
 13  Kent AC                  448
 14  Wimbledon Windmilers     530
 15  Dorking & Mole Valley AC 614   
 Under 17 / Under 15                   
 1   C Alexander (HHH)        16.40     
 15  Izzy Atkins              19.25     
 22  Lexi Keech               20.14     
 60  Frida Roper              24.17     
 Teams (4 to score)
 1   Reigate Priory AC         33
 2   Herne Hill Harriers       42
 3   Guildford & Godalming AC  78 
 6   Ranelagh Harriers        115 

 2XU SURREY LEAGUE DIVISION 1  Saturday 15th October in Richmond Park
 Phil Killingley reports:
 "With the sun beating down on Sidmouth Wood, we were grateful for a later
 than usual 4pm start to accommodate a wedding at Pembroke Lodge. The course
 was as solid as it had been for the mob the week before and many chose to
 wear road racing shoes instead of spikes. 

 It was great to see the juniors out in stronger force than we have seen them
 in years - seven made it out for the combined U13/15/17 race and here's
 hoping this will be the start of something big. We were one short of a full
 team of four in the U15/U17 category but Greg Atkins, Zach Brewin and Luke
 Maguire all ran well to finish in 15th spot. We were able to field the
 requisite four in the U13 class and Euan Sinclair, Noah Heron-Brett, Finlay
 Sinclair and Euan Lorimer all performed creditably to finish 9th.     

 Despite the late loss of Eirin McDaid to calf trouble the seniors were
 optimistic, with Ralph Street jetting in from Oslo the morning of the race.
 The last time he and Jon Pepper raced together in the Surrey League they
 were third and fifth respectively and they went one better here with a great
 display of distance running: fourth and third. The race victory went to
 Kevin Quinn of SLH, taking advantage of Belgrave's absence (Phil Wicks and
 Paskar Owor bagged a 1-2 as Belgrave took apart the competition in Division
 2) to record his first win in 20 years of trying. 

 Ranelagh filled in well - Jackson Creegan ran a great second lap to climb to
 23rd, with Richard Gregory in 27th despite not being quite on top of his
 game. Carl Assmundson wasn't as fit as his top 20 finishes last year but
 managed an excellent 34th with Jake Waldron (third and therefore non-scoring
 second claimer), Phil Killingley, Nick Impey and Ian Kenton providing a mini
 Blue Wave in the 40s. Peter Haarer and Jordan Mungovan stormed in nearly
 neck and neck to close the scoring. I suspect Jordan finished tenth scorer
 deliberately. He had won the anchorman trophy for 10th and last scorer in
 the final race of last season and had forgotten to bring it along. Winning
 it back was his only way out! 

 SLH had a phenomenal race - winning easily and packing 7 in the top 16. Hard
 to believe they were in a relegation dogfight three seasons back. Hercules
 and Kent followed and Ranelagh secured a superb fourth place, our 345 points
 beating the 366 that easily secured us a third place last season, and
 establishing a sizeable gap on Herne Hill and Thames.  Strange to think we
 are 300 points ahead of Clapham Chasers, a club that were leading us in the
 league after two races last year. Newly promoted Dulwich and Dorking were
 even further behind. Former captain Marc Snaith's prediction of 6th this
 season could be conservative!" 

 CABBAGE PATCH 10 miles  Sunday 16th October at Twickenham
 Unusually, the Cabbage Patch 10 was on the same weekend this year as the
 opening Surrey League races. With almost 50 club members taking part in the
 women's and men's leagues on Saturday, it was to be expected that our
 numbers would be down a little for Sunday's 10 miler. Nevertheless 52
 Ranelaghs were amongst the mighty throng setting off in Twickenham, giving
 us an excellent weekend mob of about one hundred. Well, just under a hundred
 in fact, as a few brave souls turned out in both.

 Mark Herbert was our leading runner and he was delighted to record 59.15. He
 wrote on Facebook: "Fantastic day racing this morning!!! Finally broke 60
 minutes over 10 miles at the Cabbage Patch in 59:15, it's a 1 minute 12
 second pb. Nick Impey, thank you for running alongside me...superstar!!!
 Also to all the marshals and support." Nick paced Mark most of the way and
 finished just a few seconds behind. There were substantial pbs also for our
 next three home, Rick Jenner, Michael Everard and David Ready, though Rick
 might have been frustrated to finish on 60 minutes dead rather than 59.59!
 Our leading woman, and another pb setter, was Laura Blazey who ran 68.00.
 Michelle Beaumont finished in 70.02, just a few seconds outside her best,
 but Wiebke Kortum's 74.42 was a pb despite having run the League race the
 day before. And right behind Wiebke, with yet another pb, was Heather

 Personal bests abounded throughout the field despite wet and windy
 conditions, and apologies for not being able to identify them all
 individually. But congratulations to you all!  

 at Wormwood Scrubs
 Phil Aiken reports:
 "After debuting at these championships last year with two teams, Ranelagh's
 women returned to Wormwood Scrubs in greater numbers, thanks to a full
 complement of three in the U15 Girls' race. Lexi Keech, a late, team-saving
 recruit, got the ball rolling, handing over to Josie Kearey with Ranelagh in
 the top half. Because of other commitments, Josie is rarely able to compete,
 but she took advantage of half term to don the Ranelagh vest. Though
 dropping several places, she finished with a big smile. Welcome to the team,
 Josie! Reigning Middlesex U15 champion Izzy Atkins returned to the scene of
 her success in January and a gutsy run that saw her take back a couple of
 places and left her agonisingly within touching distance of a clutch of
 clubs just ahead. The results sheet will show a finishing position of 29th,
 but will fail to note that this was achieved against athletics clubs with
 established junior sections.

 Two weeks before, new recruit Nichola Jackson had tackled the Langdale
 Horseshoe fell race, a half marathon with over 4,500 feet of climbing.
 Wormwood Scrubs was somewhat different, the 3 km course offering a height
 gain more in the region of 4.5 feet. Not her favoured terrain, then.
 Starting strongly, she had ceded some ground to Newbury's Sophie Crumly by
 the time the course disappeared behind trees, next to the railway line. By
 the end of the leg, the distance had stretched to 12 seconds, with
 Heathside's Ella Waldman splitting the pair. Only Thames Valley's Tracy
 Barlow, proving there's life after Coronation Street, and Luton's Rosie
 Keane were to beat the times of this trio.

 Nic handed over to Suzy Whatmough for leg 2. Suffering with a cold, she
 inevitably ceded a few places, but Ranelagh remained in the top half dozen.
 Laura Blazey, on her competitive cross country debut, closed out the A team,
 losing a couple of spots to a re-invigorated Newbury and a rampaging Rosie
 Keane. But Harrow emulated Bracknell from last year, sitting high after two
 legs but without anyone to complete the job. So Ranelagh finished 7th, in
 the same spot as last year. However, this year's time of 38:08 would have
 been good enough for a bronze twelve months ago. A sign of better
 conditions, to be fair, but also of a better quality field.

 Like last year, there was a Ranelagh B team. Becky Northmore registered an
 improvement of 46 seconds on the opening leg, handing over to Charlie Hyde
 on leg 2. Charlie has been an enthusiastic relay runner this autumn, having
 already notched up Surrey and South of England Road Relay performances at
 Wimbledon and Bedford. Charlie finished the leg as she started, in 26th
 place. The last leg was to be Ann Kearey's and, despite her best endeavours,
 she was unable to hold off the stampede that marked the opening leg of the
 men's race. Though she did lift the B team three places.

 Unlike last year, the was a Ranelagh C team. Or, rather, there was an
 opening leg of a C team, the honour belonging to Ellie Lawley.

 Post-race, it was time for stand-in skipper Becky (it's a requirement) to
 demonstrate the essential skills of captaincy by providing some lemon
 drizzle cake. The Team Manager required a second slice. I think that meant
 she passed the test."  

 Senior Women
 1   London Heathside        36.35
 2   Thames Valley H         36:38
 3   Luton AC                36:43
 7   Ranelagh H 'A'          38.08
     Nichola Jackson    3      11.54
     Suzy Whatmough     6      13.18
     Laura Blazey       7      12.56
 23  Ranelagh H 'B'          46.13
     Becky Northmore    26     14.47
     Charlie Hyde       26     15.11
     Ann Kearey         23     16.15
 nf  Ranelagh H 'C'  
     Ellie Lawley       31     18.14

 Girls Under 15 
 1   City of Norwich AC      22.15
 29  Ranelagh H              25.27
     Lexi Keech         18      8.00
     Josie Kearey       33      9.28
     Izzy Atkins        30      7.59                        
 Richmond Park
 Trevor Maguire reports:
 "The Surrey Veterans XC Championship is run every year by us in Richmond
 Park.  On paper we had a really strong entry but injuries and other
 commitments gradually whittled away to leave a core of 16 runners who ran in
 the two races.  First the Women's Masters combined with the over 60 men on a
 6k course; with the second race for men over 40 and 50 on a 10k course.
 Medals were hard to come by but we won a few; had a lot of near misses and
 even had medals taken away on a recount!  Overall though we had lots of fun
 running on a lovely Saturday afternoon. As ever many thanks to the
 organisers from Surrey Athletics supported by the many volunteers from
 Ranelagh Harriers.  

 In the first race Abi Weeds was first Ranelagh home but was 4th in the W35
 age category and chasing her home was Chris Owens who won our first medal
 (silver in the M60).  Next was Wiebke Kortum (5th M45), followed by Mike
 Peace (4th M65) and then Hannah Doyle (12th W40). Sonia Rowland was running
 well on the first lap when a Hercules Wimbledon runner twisted her ankle and
 fell just in front of her. Sonia ran back to the nearest marshal to raise
 the alarm before continuing the race. Happily, Sonia's good deed did not
 cost her a medal as she still finished in the bronze medal position despite
 the loss of a good two minutes. Then the ever-young Allan Lang was 2nd M75
 and our final finisher was Corinne Bishop (6th W60) who decided to give
 everyone a good 10 minutes or so start!  We had enough runners to form teams
 only in the W45 and M60 categories and again we were just outside the medals
 in 4th place in both.

 Medals were even harder to come by in the M40/M50 race.  Trevor Maguire was
 first home but was 4th in M50.  Next though John Shaw had a strong race to
 finish 3rd in M55.  Good hard racing continued as Duncan Mallison (17th
 M40), Stewart Anderson (18th M45), Paul Rider (18th M50), Simon Hedger (11th
 M55 and great to have him back running after a period of serious illness),
 with Rob Curtis (22nd M45) finishing off our M40/45 team (7th team).  The
 M50/55 team of Trevor, John and Paul were awarded bronze medals but it looks
 like we will have to hand them back as the results now show 4th by a point -
 typical finishing position for the day!"

 This was our fourth home fixture in as many weeks, which has put something
 of a strain on our chief race official Andy Bickerstaff. As he now puts his
 feet up for a few weeks we'll take the opportunity to thank him and his team
 of marshals and officials for all their hard work. These sentiments were
 echoed by the Surrey Athletics race director Rob Russell who wrote:
 "I would like to thank everyone who helped before and during the Masters
 Champs.  My task was made ridiculously easy due to everyone's help.  I would
 particularly like to thank Andy and his team of marshals who did an
 outstanding job getting the course ready and ensuring every athlete went the
 right way. Andy, please pass on my thanks to your team."

 Women Over 35 and Men Over 60  6km
 1   M James (SLH)           24.14  (1st W40)
 3   A Fay (Dorking & MV)    24.23  (1st M60)
 4   S Pickford (Wimb W)     24.30  (1st W35)
 7   J Cleghorn (Strag)      25.06  (1st W45)
 8   Abi Weeds               25.19  (4th W35)
 9   Chris Owens             25.22  (2nd M60)
 14  J Quaintance (SLH)      26.02  (1st M65)
 15  L Thomas (Herc Wimb)    26.03  (1st W50)
 22  D Smale (Strag)         26.32  (1st W55)
 23  P Giles (Herc Wimb)     26.35  (1st M70)
 30  Wiebke Kortum           26.51  (5th W45)
 31  A Garnier (TH&H)        26.54  (1st W60)
 34  J Davies (E&E)          27.06  (1st W65)
 56  Mike Peace              29.00  (4th M65)
 64  Hannah Doyle            30.09  (12th W40)
 81  Sonia Rowland           31.41  (3rd W60)
 96  J Garber (Herne Hill)   33.40  (1st M75)
 107 Allan Lang              39.22  (2nd M75)
 109 K Sheppard (SLH)        43.50  (1st M80)
 110 Corinne Bishop          47.13  (6th W60 - started late)             

 W45 Teams (3 to score)                    M60 Teams (3 to score)
 1   The Stragglers  11      1   South London H    21
 4   Ranelagh H      68      4   Ranelagh H        55

 Men 40 - 59  10km    
 1   M Atkins (K&P)          34.42  (1st M40)
 2   K Lennard (SLH)         34.46  (1st M45)
 5   F Dawson (Dorking & MV) 36.19  (1st M50)
 17  Trevor Maguire          37.32  (4th M50)
 26  John Shaw               39.34  (2nd M55)
 45  Duncan Mallison         41.51  (17th M40)
 53  Stewart Anderson        42.22  (18th M45)
 64  Paul Rider              43.55  (18th M50)
 66  Simon Hedger            44.44  (11th M55)
 77  Rob Curtis              46.40  (22nd M45)

 M40 Teams (3 to score)                    M50 Teams (3 to score)
 1   Wimbledon W     14      1   Dorking & MV      20
 7   Ranelagh H     105      4   Ranelagh H        38

 CHICAGO MARATHON  Sunday 9th October
 1    A Kirui (Kenya)         2:11.23
 4730 Paul Hodges             3:30.05

 The on-line results don't allow for searches by club, so we only know that
 62 year-old Lee Coole was the leading W55 in 98.23 and that Simon Hedger
 finished in 94.20.
 SECOND SUNDAY 5 miles  Sunday 9th October on Wimbledon Common
 1   N Marriage (Fulham)      31.06
 29  Sue Camp                 47.47

 Parliament Hill
 Nichola Jackson finished 2nd in 25.59 behind MOD team-mate Jo Meek.

 AMSTERDAM MARATHON  Sunday 16th October
 1   D Wanjiru (Kenya)        2:05.21  (chip time 2:05.20)
 756 Martin Halvey            3:08.06  (3:07.44) 

 1    A Hickey (Southend)     1:04.41
 7950 Ian Keith               2:37.22

 ABINGDON MARATHON  Sunday 23rd October
 Richard Kimber was a couple of minutes inside 3 hours, and Marie
 Synnott-Wells ran 3:13 for 2nd place in the W45 category: "Mission

 1   P Fernandez (Abing)      2:30.38  (chip time 2:30.35)
 52  Richard Kimber           2:57.33  (2:57.30)
 67  K Matthews (Chepstow)    2:59.02  (2:58.59 - 1st woman)
 182 Marie Synnott-Wells      3:13.54  (3:13.40)

 GREAT SOUTH RUN 10 miles  Sunday 23rd October
 Heather Martingell writes on Facebook:
 "It went really well. Not terribly congested. They've adjusted the start a
 tad by putting in a bottleneck before you pass over the start line. Wind was
 only twirly. Feeling strong."

 1    C Thompson (AFD         47.23
 133  Chris Bundhun            61.32
 1471 Heather Martingell      75.33            

 parkrun results...
 ...showing all PBs, all performances with an age-graded percentage of 65%
 and above, and all junior results. For this week's full Ranelagh results
 follow this link:. From this
 screen you can also access the previous week's Ranelagh results. 

 parkruns 5km Saturday 15th October
 Bushy Park
 Kevin Jacques 23.23 (67.43%)

 Richmond Park
 Daniel Rushby 22.28 (70.25% and jnr), Cecily Day 23.24 (jnr), Sam Rushby
 23.45 (71.65% and jnr), James Rushby 25.46 (jnr), Carol Aikin 26.36
 (64.60%), Ben Rushby 29.05 (67.97% and PB and jnr)

 Emma Wellham 21.38 (68.41% and PB)

 Nonsuch Park
 Rob Curtis 22.45 (PB)

 Ed Smith 19.29 (69.03% and PB)

 Gdynia, Poland
 Mike Peace 22.56 (74.49%)

 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 22.22 (69.30%), Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.32 (67.30%)

 Wormwood Scrubs
 Pete Warren 27.44 (69.53%)

 Crane Park
 Kevin Kearey 22.05 (65.74%), Paul Wapshott 22.30 (65.04%). Rue Turner 22.45
 (PB), Ann Kearey 24.00 (68.19%)), Josie Kearey 25.32 (jnr)

 Osterley Park
 Michael Osborne 22.42 (66.59%)

 Reigate Priory
 Duncan Mallison 20.43 (66.37%)

 Swansea Bay
 Nick Fordham 25.05 (jnr)

 Tooting Common
 Marie Synnott-Wells 20.11 (85.14%)

 parkruns 5km Saturday 22nd October
 Bushy Park
 Ted Mockett 17.35 (76.49%), Jonathan Smith 17.38 (73.53% and PB), Nick
 Wright 18.00 (75.83%), James Whistler 18.38 (69.23%), Euan Sinclair 20.00
 (74.33% and jnr), Finlay Sinclair 23.13 (65.90% and jnr)

 Banstead Woods
 Christopher Parsons 23.23 (73.77%)

 Richmond Park
 Tom Bradley 18.20 (72.73%), Ed Smith 19.48 (67.93%), Peter Faull 20.05
 (64.98%), Bill Neely 21.14 (73.63%), Jess Harbert 21.32 (70.20% and jnr),
 Chris Read 22.38 (66.20%), Cecily Day 23.02 (65.63%), Carol Aikin 24.46
 Ellie Luxmoore 24.57 (jnr), Sam Rushby 25.48 (65.96% and jnr), Daniel Rushby
 25.59 (jnr), James Rushby 27.38 (jnr) 

 Megan de Silva 18.49 (81.16%)

 Bedfont Lakes 
 Ian Kenton 17.00 (77.55% and PB)

 Old Deer Park
 Kris Davidson 18.45 (73.87%), Clare Fowler 21.46 (69.14%), Henry Maguire
 42.49 (jnr and PB)

 Jackie Dunkley 28.51 (67.24% and PB)

 Crane Park
 Nick Twomey 17.35 (73.55%), Dan Little 18.56 (70.51%), Phil Roberts 22.00
 (67.58%), Paul Wapshott 22.47 (64.23%), Kevin Jacques 23.32 (67.00% and PB)

 Wyn Williams 27.33 (PB)

 Swansea Bay
 Nick Fordham 21.14 (jnr)

 Dalby Forest
 Phil Jackson 25.05 (67.51% - 250th parkrun)

 A record 253,930 runners have applied to enter the 2017 Virgin Money London
 Marathon on April 23.