*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 491 21st December 2016 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Report on Surrey Ladies League * Ranelagh defeats South London Harriers in Stubbs Cup mob match * Jackson Creegan and Jo Billings lead our mob of 88 * Richard Gregory wins the Wynne Cup club championship * Ian Grange wins the sealed handicap * Podium near-misses for Marie Synnott-Wells and Steve Whitehead in the SEAA Masters Championships * 6th place for Megan de Silva and 4th for the Ranelagh women's team in the South of the Thames 7.5m Championships * Estelle Damant 2nd overall and 1st woman in Run Richmond Park 10k * Championship entry deadlines approaching * All welcome for the Henty Relay on December 31st * An extra person is needed for the Richmond Half Marathon organising team ATTENTION PLEASE **************** LOOKING AHEAD... ...to other championship races in the New Year for which entries have to be made in advance - in many cases a long time in advance! In each case contact the Captains / Team Managers if you want to be entered (see What's Coming below for e-mails). All events include junior as well as senior races. Sat 7 Jan 2017 Surrey Cross-Country Champs at Lloyd Park, Croydon. Must be Surrey qualified, first and second claim members eligible. Deadline Friday 30 Dec. Sat 7 Jan 2017 Middlesex Cross-Country Champs at Hillingdon. Must be Middlesex qualified, first and second claim members eligible. Deadline Friday 30 Dec. Sat 28 Jan 2017 South of England Cross-Country Champs at Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath. Entries closed. Sat 25 Feb 2017 National Cross-Country Championships at Nottingham. First claim only, deadline Friday 13 Jan. LAURISTON CHRISTMAS MORNING PAARLAUF Sunday 25th December 11am at Wimbledon Common If you fancy a tough Christmas morning workout followed by mulled wine and mince pies, this might be for you! Here's the Herc Wimb Newsletter: "Now in its 62nd year, this event starts on Common Southside just outside Lauriston Cottage (SW19 4TG). Teams of two (selected on the day) endeavour to cover between them as many laps (just under 1 mile) as possible within the allotted 30 minutes. Each runner runs half the lap (all road), hands over to his or her partner and jogs back across the centre of the lap in time to take over again. As well as proving an excellent training session, the event enables a healthy appetite to be worked up before that Christmas lunch. Reminder: runners must report to Lauriston Cottage by 10:30 at the latest to enable pairings comprising (in theory) an A and a B standard runner and be prepared to pay a £1 entry fee." HENTY RELAY Saturday 31st December in Richmond Park 12 noon start This is our variation on the Paarlauf - a good workout before the New Year celebrations begin. It's a relay with teams of three racing a total of six laps of Sidmouth Wood. All members and guests welcome, all ages. The race starts at 12 noon but register at the clubhouse by 11.30am to be allocated to a team. More details:. GREEN BELT RELAY 2017 Leeanne Bryce writes: "The Green Belt Relay has been scheduled for Saturday May 20th and Sunday May 21st 2017. Initial interest is high and we would like to field three Ranelagh teams again this year. The GBR is a spectacular event hosted by Stragglers - it is a 2 day 22 stage relay over 220 miles around London's Green Belt. Teams are 11 people. Each day has 11 stages. Each team member must run on both days. Each stage is between 7 and 13 miles. Details of the race can be found here: It's fun, social and suitable for all but note that runners average 16-22 miles over the weekend and must be available to run both days. Teams usually travel and support via minibus and accommodation and food options in Essex on the Saturday night can be arranged. If you wish to run and organise your own transport on the two days that can also be considered. Last year the full cost of the weekend was less than £100. People who can drive a minibus or willing to drive a pick up car are strongly encouraged! If you are interested in attending and have not joined via our Facebook age then please contact Leeanne Bryce (email@example.com) and Ashleigh Ferris (firstname.lastname@example.org)." RANELAGH RICHMOND HALF MARATHON It's taking place on Sunday 30th April 2017 but organisation under Race Director Sandra Forrest is already under way. In particular, one of the organising team, Tamsin Burland, wishes to step down after the 2017 race. Tamsin is the volunteer co-ordinator and would very much like someone to join the team now and shadow her for this year's race in order to learn the ropes. Also it's not too early to volunteer as a marshal for the 2017 race! We realise a definite commitment may not be possible this far ahead, but if you think you might be able to help please let Tamsin know. Contact Tamsin email@example.com. 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. 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 31st December Henty Relay in Richmond Park at 12 noon. A fun Christmas event, all members and guests welcome. Saturday 7th January Surrey Championships at Lloyd Park Croydon Middlesex Championships at Hillingdon Sunday 8th January Tadworth 10 miles multi-terrain on Epsom Downs. Details:. Saturday 14th January 2XU Surrey League (men) on Mitcham Common Surrey Ladies League at Lloyd Park (NOT Ham Lands as listed on our printed fixture card) Saturday 21st January Inter-club v Bank of England, Ealing and others in Richmond Park (Bank's course at Roehampton Gate) Saturday 28th January South of England Championships at Parliament Hill 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 www.parkrun.org.uk/events/juniorevents/. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** SURREY LADIES LEAGUE Saturday 3rd December on Mitcham Common Phil Aiken reports: "The 2012-13 Surrey Ladies Cross Country League did not start well for Ranelagh, occupying 14th position after the opening fixture hosted by Thames Hare & Hounds. A 10th place followed at Nonsuch Park, but that only improved the overall position by one place. Entering the third fixture at Mitcham Common, Ranelagh occupied one of the three relegation places. Ominously, with five to score in league races, only seven finished the opening fixture, eight the second and, just a week before the third race, an incomplete team of three contested the Surrey Championship. And so it came to pass that at Mitcham Common, on January 12th, 2013 only Becky Hall, Marie Synnott-Wells, Sandra Prosser and Kate Brook lined up on the start line of the third fixture. Four runners. One short of a team. With the penalty points incurred for being a runner short, only a miracle in the final race at Denbies Vineyard would avert relegation. There would be no miracle. But there was a full team, though the six finishers raised the season total to a paltry 25. A lot has happened in the four years that have followed, but the memory of that January day remains. The only constant in an ever-changing league fixture list for this season, the return to Mitcham Common stood out. This was more than just another race. The preceding two weeks had seen 16 women contest the London Championships and 13 were at Polesden Lacey for the South of Thames 5 Mile Team race. Indications were that there would be another healthy turnout. But there had been late withdrawals at other races and, on the day, broken rails and signal failures all but brought South West Trains to a halt. Yet, despite this, despite heavy traffic and, in Victoria's case, despite a dress fitting (not just any dress fitting I may add), by the time all the numbers had been handed out, there were 25 Ranelagh Harriers on the start line. 25, let me remind you, was the sum total of finishers in that dreadful season. Results are only available for the last 16 seasons. On only one occasion - 62 races - has this figure been bettered, in October 2003, when 27 lined up in Richmond Park. But it wasn't just the size of the team that was impressive.There was a two-time Olympian and three from Intermediate 3, four under 20s and three over 60s. A team of all ages and all abilities. A team that was, in a word, INCLUSIVE. Remember that day at Mitcham Common...? More than a race, but a race nevertheless. Despite a healthy turnout at Nonsuch Park in October, the team had been light at the front end. Not so today. Gill Sanders, unfit by her standards (though those standards are somewhat different to practically everyone else who was on the start line) was joined by Nic Jackson, in her 6th Ranelagh appearance but first in front of most of the watching Ranelagh support, giving Megan de Silva some allies at the front of the race. After a flat start, the runners cross a road before immediately ascending the first of four short, sharp climbs, before descending back across the road and completing the lap on the flat. Up the last of the four hills, a somewhat-expected battle was developing - Steph McCall, South London, accompanied by the twin Ranelagh presence of Gill and Nic, with Kent's Amy Clements just behind. But... in the two places that followed were a pair of under 17s, allowed by league rules - Alex Brown of Herne Hill and Claudia Lance-Jones of Guildford and Godalming. At the start of the year, Alex won the U15 race at the Surrey Championships, ahead of Claudia in second, a position Alex was to occupy at the South of England, English National and Inter Counties Championships. Such was the size of the Ranelagh team, it was not possible to see all pass before rushing off to catch the leaders as they made their way up the opening climb for the second time. There was still a leading trio, but Nic had gone, to be replaced by Alex Brown. Far from being intimidated, the 15 year old was trying to set the pace. Nic had dropped back to fifth. Later, out of sight, Steph McCall had a fall crossing the road after the final hill. Photos reveal Alex Brown and Gill battling for the lead ahead of Claudia Lance-Jones, whose sensible pacing had seen her move past both Nic and Amy Clements. Steph was down to fourth. This late drama was unknown to those of us watching at the finish. What we saw, as the runners made their final turn into the finishing straight was Alex Brown leading with a small, but definite, gap. Behind, Steph McCall had made up most, but not all, of the ground she'd lost in the fall. A strong kick to the line was enough to give the young Herne Hill Harrier the victory, quite possibly the youngest ever victor in a Surrey League. Steph had to settle for second, with Gill a couple of seconds further back. In fourth, was Claudia. What a day for the teenagers! Remember that day at Mitcham Common...? Nic came home sixth overall, regretting the pace with which she'd started the race. Half a minute or so further back was the ever-reliable, consistent Megan de Silva. Her 10 Division 1 races have seen her finish 14th, 10th, 13th, 9th, 13th, 9th, 13th, 10th, 10th and, now, 11th. Finishing fourth for Ranelagh was the first of the under 20s, Jessica Wenlock. Another triathlete from the Optima Racing Team, she started strongly before falling back towards the end, though still finishing inside the top 30. Suzy Whatmough closed out the scoring with another mid-40s position. With three high finishers, the Ranelagh score was inside 100, but league leaders South London were in no mood to relinquish top spot, including a former Australian international in their line-up. With another two runners in the top 20 they were to win on the day and extend their lead, Ranelagh having to settle for second place with a score that would have won the opening fixture. Second place, though, was the best result for almost five years, when a second at Esher in February 2012 banished the threat of relegation that year. For much of the race, the sixth Ranelagh spot was occupied by our second under 20, our second Jess, but the greater race experience of Marie Synnott-Wells and Bonnie Morgan meant Jess Harbert had to settle for being eighth Ranelagh home, finishing in the top 80. Closing out the B team half a dozen places back was the Becky double act, vice captain edging out captain by three seconds. Yet there were more: Julia Bailey, 3rd at Nonsuch Park, in the 3rd team today; Emma Wellham, her 106th place almost matching her Bedford Half Marathon time the following morning; Victoria Elbourne, like Julia, a scorer at Nonsuch; Lara Werrett, leading six runners in 12 places - debutantes Jodie Gray, Cecily Day and Ellie Luxmoore and the more experienced Rachel Revett and Sonia Rowland; Heather Martingell; Louise Piears, like Sonia part of that 27-strong team in 2003; Tamsin Burland and, showing neither age nor speed are a barrier and as important to the team as those already mentioned, Intermediate 3 representatives Annemarie Goodridge, Bronwen Northmore and Wendy Fisher. Over the last four years we've been saying 'remember that day at Mitcham Common'. We'll still be saying 'remember that day at Mitcham Common', but it will be a different day. And for so very different reasons." It was good to see Izzy Atkins and Lexi Keech both running strongly in the combined U17 / U15 race for 9th and 13th respectively. Individual results were in the last e-news. Cumulative scores after two races are: TEAMS (A teams only - overall after 2 races) 1 South London H 174 2 Clapham Chasers 236 3 Herne Hill H 252 4 Belgrave H 262 5 Hercules Wimbledon AC 349 6 Thames H&H 384 7 Ful-On-Tri 385 8 Ranelagh H 438 9 Epsom & Ewell AC 493 10 West 4 H 498 11 Dulwich Runners 591 12 Reigate Priory AC 655 13 Kent AC 677 14 Wimbledon Windmilers 920 15 Dorking & Mole Valley AC 1121 STUBBS CUP MOB MATCH v SOUTH LONDON HARRIERS incl WYNNE CUP CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP and sealed handicap 7.67 miles Saturday 10th December in Richmond Park Jonathan Smith reports: "The BBC's Sports Personality of the Year nominations have caused a fair amount of debate this year, with a number of big name omissions from the list. In the team event, Leicester City are inevitably vying with an England rugby team who have now gone 14 games unbeaten. Equally deserving (but having received much less exposure) is a Ranelagh Harriers team that, going into yesterday's mob match with South London Harriers, were aiming to equal the achievements of their rugby counterparts. Whilst the England team's streak goes back barely more than a year, you have to cast your mind back to 26 October 2013 to remember the last time Ranelagh were beaten in a mob match, going down narrowly to Orion. But if the short term history was on Ranelagh's side, the long term record for this fixture suggested that SLH should have been heavy favourites. As the teams assembled on the start line by Sidmouth Wood, Ranelagh could be confident for two reasons. The first was that the Blue vests once again heavily outweighed the white and maroon of their counterparts. The second, and far more significant reason, was that SLH almost certainly weren't fielding a multiple world record holder. The now legendary Ranelagh, Mr Edward Whitlock, was resplendent in his tracksuit, receiving a huge cheer from his counterparts. Later, in the Roebuck, Ed regaled his team mates of his time at the club and the incredible records he has been setting in his later career. The numbers are scarcely believable; according to Wikipedia he currently holds 49 age-group world records, 14 on the outdoor track, 9 in the indoors and 26 on the road, including the fastest marathons in the 70-74, 75-79, 80-84 and 85-89 age categories (the first of these standing at a mind-boggling 2:54:28). One would be forgiven for assuming that such unrivalled running prowess has only been achieved with a strict regime of intensive training and meticulous dietary intake. The reality? Well to paraphrase Ed just a little: "I run around a cemetery for three hours every day, consume far too many carbs and I'm addicted to peppermints". Whilst such a statement almost defies belief, this writer will certainly be using it in future to justify his doughnut intake. And so to the race. A strong Ranelagh showing in the opening stages was punctuated by the presence of two SLH runners. Further back, SLH were packing well in the 10-20 places but behind them a huge mass of blue seemed ready to gradually reel them in. The course was relatively firm underfoot for this time of year and the rain managed to hold off until the latter stages. As the runners came round at the end of the first lap, Alan and Ken shouted everyone through, and there was strong support out on course from the likes of Suzy Whatmough, Mark Herbert and Steve Rowland, forcing many people to smile through gritted teeth as he snapped their progress. Up front, Ranelagh comfortably had the lead, and as this race doubles as the Club Championships, thoughts may have been turning to the question of who was going to take the illustrious Wynne Cup. First over the line, by a big margin, was Jackson Creegan. Unfortunately Jackson's second-claim status ruled him out of the running for the trophy. Having also been unable to score in last month's Surrey XC League despite a superb run, a petition will now be started calling for him to swap his first and second claim clubs around. Strong resistance is expected from the North East, but it's surely time for this Geordie to get the Southern plaudits he deserves. Jackson was followed in by a strong run from SLH's Joe Cole to keep things interesting. In third place was Jake Waldron, who again as a second claimer couldn't take the Wynne. And so the trophy was taken by the resurgent Richard Gregory in fourth. Coming off the back of a top 15 finish in the San Sebastian half marathon, this was an excellent finish to the year for Richard, which had been marred in the Summer by a dodgy hamstring. With Ranelagh taking three of the top four places it was looking ominous for SLH, and worse was to follow. Captain Phil came through next, followed by Ian Kenton continuing his very strong form in the later half of the year. George Howard and Peter Haarer got through ahead of SLH's second runner, and Carl Selya-Hammer closed out the top ten. A hallmark of Ranelagh's recent mob-match success has been their strength around the 10th to 30th placings, and so it proved again with Ranelagh taking 9 out of the next 10 places. SLH managed to score better in places 21 to 30, and the Ladies event was won by SLH's Rachel Coe O'Brien, coming home 27th in a very solid 51.31. Ranelagh took 2nd and 3rd place, with Jo Billings placing in the former and Laura Blazey refusing to be out done by Richard in the latter. Other notable performances from the ladies included Ranelagh's Lara Werrett, competing in her first mob match for more than 2 years and seventh lady home. With scoring at only 22 a side, it soon became apparent that Ranelagh had recorded another huge victory to retain the Stubbs Cup, the final tally standing at 314 for Ranelagh and 958 for SLH, a winning margin of 644. The race also contained a sealed handicap, with Ian Grange taking first place, followed by Becky Northmore and Sally Bamford, who should all be receiving a coveted medal at next year's awards. And so, with Ranelagh's winning streak extended to 14 unbeaten, the Sunday papers should have been awash with journalists talking up their SPOTY claims. Unfortunately, Leicester City remembered how to play Premier League football again on Saturday and so Ranelagh's feats were again overlooked. Time to turn to the next one; on Sunday 19th February Ranelagh will return to Hayes in Kent to take on Blackheath, looking for a 15th in a row and a surely unprecedented three seasons unbeaten. The final word must go to our Canadian-based colleague. Ed's age grade percentage for the race wasn't available at the time of writing, but coming home in a time of 70.37, it's fair to say it would have been huge. The stand out statistic for this report, however, is without doubt the fact that yesterday was the first time in 68 years that Ed had competed in a mob match. Whilst a few of his world record feats may eventually be broken, one suspects this is one achievement that will never be matched." NB When the age-graded percentages were calculated it was found that 48 year-old Peter Haarer had actually just pipped Ed by 82.6% to 81.3%. Well done Peter! Ken Powley sends the top twenty age-graded performances in the race: 82.6% Peter Haarer 81.3% Ed Whitlock 80.8% John Shaw 80.7% Jackson Creegan 79.5% Richard Gregory 79.5% Phil Killingley 78.7% George Howard 77.3% Jake Waldron 77.2% Ian Kenton 77.1% Kris Davidson 76.2% David Wright 75.5% Carl Selya-Hammer 74.7% Paul Sinton-Hewitt 74.6% Al Morgan 74.4% Roy Reeder 74.2% Sonia Rowland 74.0% Dave Muckersie 73.6% Wiebke Kortum 72.7% Rob Wise 72.0% Mike Peace Mob Match Result 88 Ranelagh and 25 SLH started. Teams (Scoring 22 a side) 1 Ranelagh Harriers 314 2 South London Harriers 958 SOUTH OF ENGLAND MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS and SEAA INTER COUNTIES Saturday 10th December at Horspath, Oxford Trevor Maguire reports: "A few Ranelagh masters (veteran runners in old money) gave the mob match a miss in order to run around a challenging course with fellow less young runners. The standard of runners at the front of these races is very high indeed, and Ranelagh had two top performances on a rainy day at Horspath (just outside Oxford). As expected the evergreen Marie Synnott-Wells ran an excellent race but was just out of the medals by a few seconds (4th in W50 age category) and Steve Whitehead was 5th in a strong M45 category. The M40-49 team finished 17th with Vaughan Ramsay (48th in M40) and Rob Curtis (34th in M45) the other two team members alongside Steve. The M50-59 team finished a credible 14th and was made up of the 'recovering from injury but not as fit as we would like to be' team of Trevor Maguire, Richard Holme and Paul Rider (28th, 58th and 61st). Special credit to Richard who pushed very hard on the first 5k (probably close to a parkrun PB) then had a fall on the 2nd lap (glad to say only a few scratches) but pushed himself to the limit by the finish (a lie down and some food/tea soon sorted him out). Thanks also for the support from Becky Curtis-Hall and Phil Aiken (there as Surrey team manager for the Inter Counties race)." In the Inter-Counties races the only Ranelagh representative was Izzy Atkins who finished 42nd in U15 Girls race, third counter for the 7th-placed Middlesex team. Masters W50-54 1 S Godfrey (C&C) 24.43 4 Marie Synnott-Wells 25.35 Masters M50-54 1 A Leach (N Herts) 32.48 28 Trevor Maguire 38.19 58 Richard Holme 42.01 61 Paul Rider 42.35 Masters M40-44 1 S Smith (C&C) 31.12 48 Vaughan Ramsay 39.35 Masters M45-49 1 B Reynolds (TH&H) 32.38 5 Steve Whitehead 34.49 34 Rob Curtis 46.17 SOUTH OF THE THAMES 7.5 MILES CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday 17th December at Beckenham Place Park Phil Aiken reports: "It was a murky, misty curtain that came down on part one of the Ranelagh Women's winter campaign, an action-packed sixteen weeks that has seen the team compete in ten races (plus a couple of masters events). It was only a late decision to raise a team for this fixture. Podium positions at the London Championships and the South of Thames 5 Mile Team race, coupled with a quick look at recent results, which showed no more than half a dozen complete teams, meant another top three position couldn't be ruled out. In all likelihood, it would be a contest between the top four from Polesden Lacey (Kent AC, Ranelagh Harriers, Belgrave Harriers and Dulwich Runners), but the Ranelagh team was not as strong and defending champions Dulwich didn't have far to travel. Lucy Reid of Tonbridge started strongly, but had to cede top spot to Kent's Amy Clements before the first lap was complete. In third was Sam Amend of Belgrave, a GB team-mate of Amy's at the World 50k Championship in Doha at the beginning of November (Sam missed the 5 mile race at Polesden Lacey last month, not because she was recovering, but because she was competing in a 50 mile race in Wendover Woods in the Chilterns). The ever-impressive Claire Elms, defying her 50-plus years, was Dulwich's first runner in fifth, Megan de Silva just a place behind. As the runners came through, it was clear that Belgrave had the win in the bag. At one point I counted the scoring six in the first sixteen places. Though they were unable to hold this to finish, it was still too much for Kent, whose final three scorers came home in rapid succession, but after Belgrave had closed. Laura Blazey and Suzy Whatmough, finishing either side of 20th, helped keep Dulwich within touching distance and though Marie Synnott-Wells finished ahead of the fourth Dulwich finisher, it was only by a single place. But the final two members of Dulwich's scoring six were to arrive in the next ten places and it was to be a further ten before Captain Becky limped home, less than a minute ahead of Emma Wellham, closing out the first complete Ranelagh Women's team in this race since 2005. Then, Ranelagh were Champions, defeating... Dulwich, who were the only other team to finish. The previous year, Ranelagh were champions by virtue of being the only team to finish. Times have changed and, a dozen years on, records were set for both individuals and teams to finish, 89 and 8 respectively." Women 1 Amy Clements (Kent) 43.02 2 Lucy Reid (Tonbridge) 44.10 3 Samantha Ahmend (Belg) 44.27 6 Megan de Silva 46.29 19 Laura Blazey 50.17 22 Suzy Whatmough 50.38 32 Marie Synnott-Wells 51.53 54 Becky Curtis-Hall 55.15 62 Emma Wellham 56.02 TEAMS (6 to Score) 1 Belgrave Harriers 81 2 Kent AC 98 3 Dulwich Runners 150 4 Ranelagh Harriers 195 Men 1 Phil Wicks (Belgrave) 36.19 259 Rob Curtis 58.28 BEDFORD HALF MARATHON Sunday 4th December 1 D Hudson (BRJ) 1:14.04 (chip time 1:14.04) 416 Emma Wellham 1:48.46 (1:47.41) KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 7th December 1 G Surtees (Wimb W) 23.35 (actual time 18.35) 3 Alan Davidson 24.14 (23.44) 11 Sonia Rowland 26.14 (21.44) 20 Louise Piears 27.20 (22.50) RUN RICHMOND PARK 10k Saturday 10th December Estelle Damant finished 2nd overall and first woman. 1 A Snook (Stragglers) 37.45 (chip time 37.44) 2 Estelle Damant 39.10 (39.10 - 1st woman) RICHMOND PARK CHRISTMAS 10k Sunday 11th December 1 D Lemon (DMV) 37.39 (chip time 37.39) 18 L Woolhouse (unatt) 43.17 (43.17 - 1st woman) 29 Llewellyn Davies 47.22 (47.20) 78 Aoife Kilpatrick 53.45 (53.41) 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 3rd December Crane Park Louis Sartori 19.07 (72.80%) Gunnersbury Karen Harbert 26.15 (67.17%) parkruns 5km Saturday 10th December Bushy Park Ted Mockett 17.53 (75.21%), Nick Wright 19.01 (71.78%), Chris Brook 20.43 (66.37%), Christine Palmer 22.47 (65.62%), Jackie Dunkley 29.35 (65.58%) Richmond Park Jordan Mungovan 17.12 (75.19%), Bill Neely 19.53 (78.63%), John Hobson 22.35 (65.83%), Elisa Ferrua 23.24 (64.32%), Tomas Sterner 23.50 (65.03%), Daniel Rushby 23.57 (65.90% and jnr), Ellie Luxmoore 24.02 (jnr), Sam Rushby 25.23 (67.04% and jnr), Ben Rushby 29.49 (66.29% and jnr), Bronwen Northmore 31.53 (65.55%) Wimbledon Common Megan de Silva 19.02 (78.28%) Tilgate Duncan Mallison 19.53 (69.15%) Old Deer Park Kris Davidson 18.18 (75.68%), Fiona Forbes 24.01 (63.71%) Kingston Richard Gurd 23.01 (61.62%), James McLauchlan 24.58 (jnr) Crane Park Danny Little 19.34 (68.23%), Eric Plue 21.00 (68.57%), Rue Turner 22.27 (PB), Afrah Sait 31.39 (jnr and PB) Upton Court Sean Paynter 18.37 (69.29%) Harcourt Hill Andrew Brown 24.59 (66.51%) Osterley Park Phil Jackson 24.30 (69.12) Gunnersbury Karen Harbert 26.44 (65.96%) Wycombe Rye Becky Curtis-Hall 21.49 (68.30%) Market Harborough Ellen Van Keulen 25.55 (PB) Newbury Henry Maguire 47.43 (jnr) parkruns 5km Saturday 17th December Bushy Park David Ready 17.51 (71.73% and PB), Euan Sinclair 19.19 (75.06% and jnr and PB), Matthew O'Donovan 19.41 (73.67% and jnr), Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.43 (74.82%), Rachel Revett 22.20 (68.51% and PB), Noel Simpson 27.11 (PB), Jackie Dunkley 29.07 (66.63%) Richmond Park Richard Gregory 16.12 (81.38% and PB), Tom Bradley 18.14 (73.13% and jnr and PB), Michael Morris 19.07 (75.33%), Peter Faull 19.51 (65.74%), James Ritchie 20.07 (69.93%), Steve Aikin 22.44 (65.40%), Amrut Sharma 22.48 (61.26%), Daniel Rushby 23.14 (67.93% and jnr), Carol Aikin 24.03 (71.45% and PB), Tomas Sterner 24.32 (63.18%), Sam Rushby 24.33 (69.31% and jnr), Maia Rushby 25.07 (63.24%), Ben Rushby 29.52 (66.18% and jnr), Bronwen Northmore 31.57 (65.41%), Pat Hewlett 44.12 (60.29%) Crane Park Danny Little 19.05 (69.96%), Richard Gurd 20.17 (69.93%), Daniel Chiechi 21.54, Phil Roberts 22.08 (67.17%), Becky Northmore 22.56 (64.53%), Tamsin Burland 24.37 (65.81% and PB), Afrah Sait 30.30 (jnr), Kabir Sait 30.30 (jnr) Old Deer Park Kris Davidson 17.49 (77.74%), Dave Lawley 18.14 (72.76%), Trevor Maguire 19.39 (75.66%), Henry Maguire 41.28 (jnr and PB), Luke Maguire 41.29 (jnr) Roundshaw Downs Duncan Mallison 19.40 (69.92% and PB) Roundhay Park James Whistler 19.16 (66.96%) Burgess Alan Davidson 26.01 (67.01%) Upton Court Sean Paynter 18.12 (70.88% and PB) Parke Mike Peace 25.18 (67.52%) Shellharbour, Australia Fiona Ford 21.39 (74.06%) Cuerden Valley Bruce McLaren 22.46 (64.79%) Exeter Riverside Jake Waldron 16.19 (79.06%), Julia Bailey 20.34 (71.96%) Stratford-upon-Avon James Rushby 25.16 (jnr) Dalby Forest Phil Jackson 24.45 (68.42%) MOORMEAD JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 18th December 1 Kabir Sait 7.52 23 Afrah Sait 12.53 FINALLY... From Athletics International: First and second in the Fukuoka Marathon in Japan were top men Yemane Tsegay and Patrick Makau, but the story was the amazing third place of Yuki Kawauchi. This man is a legend in Japan as, now aged 30, he has run 62 marathons, all but two under 2:20 and he has been amazingly prolific, with 3 marathons in 2009, then successive yearly totals of 2, 5, 9, 11, 13, 12 to 2015. This year he had run just seven before Fukuoka, which he had declared would be his last bid to make a Japanese national team. That plan seemed to be scuppered as he injured his right calf three weeks before the race and he sustained a sprained left ankle on a final warm-up run the day before the race on December 4. However, he took his place in the line-up and moved up to join and then pass the leader Yusuke Tobimatsu, who had reached halfway in 64:24. Several Eritrean and Ethiopians chased this pair and one of them, Melaku Abera pulled away after 25k. Kenyans Patrick Makau and Paul Kuira worked their way up to the chasing group and Makau then went after Abera with Tsegay and Amenuel Mesel. Kawauchi surged to leave first Kuira and Tariku Bekele behind and then Mesel, passing the long-time leader after Tsegay and Makau had done so. Tsegay pulled away from Makau in the final two kilometres and Kawauchi held on for third in 2:09:11, 23 secs behind the winner and the tenth sub-2:10 time of his career. Unable to suppress the tears after the race, the immensely brave Kawauchi now has to wait to see if the Japanese selectors think he has done enough for selection to London 2017. The conditions were difficult, with steady rain, high humidity and fairly strong winds.