*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 497 24th March 2017 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ed Whitlock obituary * Louis Griffin of UCS wins the Ranelagh Cup schools race but Judd School retains the trophy * Ally Pickard wins the Clutton Cup 10m handicap * Fastest times by Ted Mockett and Wiebke Kortum * Ted Mockett and Heather Martingell lead the Ranelagh contingent at the Finchley 20 incl club 20 champs * Good performances at the Inter-Counties * Half Marathon season! PBs galore. * South of England Road Relays this Saturday * Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap + junior age group championship races on April 1st * Still time to book your place at the Baker Cup Supper and prize presentations evening on Saturday 1st April * Appeal for more help at our Half Marathon on April 30th ATTENTION PLEASE **************** ED WHITLOCK We were shocked and saddened by the news of Ed Whitlock's untimely death from prostate cancer on Monday 13th March, one week after his 86th birthday. Ed's extraordinary feats as a masters runner have been well documented, including a 2:54.49 marathon at the age of 73 and most recently a 3:56 marathon at the age of 85 in last October's Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Ed held literally dozens of age group world records on the track and on the roads, and equally well documented have been his modesty and generosity. He always had time to speak to his many admirers, even when they pursued him for an interview just as he crossed the line in a marathon. Here's Ben Kaplan from iRun: "He didn't carry himself like the belle of the ball-he carried himself like he was happy to be invited to the party." He famously took the simplest approach to his running. Runner's World quotes Ed talking to Alan Brookes, Race Director of the Toronto Waterfront Marathon: "I don't have a coach. I don't have a manager or an agent. I don't have any commercial endorsements. I don't really have a training program. I just like to go out to run." And run he did, lap after lap of a short loop inside his local cemetery, for up to three hours or more when preparing for a marathon. Ed's connection with Ranelagh Harriers dates back to 1948, when as a schoolboy he recorded the first of two consecutive victories in the Ranelagh Cup Schools Race in Richmond Park. At the time Ranelagh was struggling to rebuild after the second World War and although Ed turned out in a few races for the club it was felt that a young man of such obvious talent would be better served by being directed to Walton AC, at the time one of the strongest clubs in the London area. Ed ran with some success for Walton but his running career more or less ground to a halt when he emigrated to Canada in his early 20s. In the next two or three decades there was some track running and a 2:31 marathon at the age of 48, but it was not until he retired from work in his early sixties that he began to train seriously on the roads again. His target was to become the first over 70 to run a marathon inside three hours and this he achieved in 2003 at the age of 72. Meanwhile Ed regularly visited the UK to see family, and in 1998 he realised that his visit would coincide with the 50th anniversary of his first Ranelagh Schools race victory. He contacted the club requesting that he might run as a guest, and duly lined up with a hundred boys who must have been wondering who this "old man" with a shock of white hair was, especially as he went on to beat half of them! It would have been appropriate if he had managed to finish 50th but alas in the finishing straight he was pushed back to 51st. Ed maintained his links with Ranelagh over the ensuing years, often visiting the club when he was in the UK. His last visit was in December 2016 when he turned out for the club in our annual mob match against South London Harriers. He hadn't run off-road since that Schools race in 1998 and found it hard going but finished 96th out of 109 finishers in a time of 70.37 for the 7.67 miles. Sadly this turned out to be his last race. That evening at the Roebuck Ed spoke without notes for over an hour to fifty or more fellow club members about his life and running career, including plans for the future - now sadly never to be realised. Ranelagh's Peter Fordham writes: "Ed ran alongside me for nearly all the December mob match bar the final 200 metres of the match. His fitness, health and running style was remarkable to witness at close quarters, and that is perhaps why it is such a shock for this to happen so soon afterwards. I know many of us will forever remember the privilege of listening and chatting to him on that afternoon and evening." Our sincere condolences go to Ed's wife Brenda, sons Neil and Clive and sister Catherine. Videos from Canadian Running: ed-whitlock-dies-at-86/ and ed-whitlocks-final-race/. Michael Morris's tribute for the swlondoner: ed-whitlock-mourned RANELAGH RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 30th April Details and entry: BUT we are still looking for marshals and other helpers on the day. Below is a note from Race Director Sandra Forrest. Please don't ignore it...take a moment to read and reply. Dear Ranelagh Harriers, As you may be aware, the Ranelagh Richmond Half-Marathon is taking place on 30th April, only five weeks away. The Club relies on the revenue from this race to keep us going, and a small group of volunteers spends the better part of a year making sure it happens. Most of the major jobs have been filled, but we are still looking for someone to shadow Tamsin as Volunteer Coordinator. It goes without saying that organising this race on behalf of the club can be stressful, the thing that usually keeps me awake at night from this point forward is not knowing whether or not we are going to end up with the 95+ marshals we need on the day to ensure this race runs as smoothly and safely as possible. Every year, about 30 people sign up straight away (thank you half-marathon marshal stalwarts!) but each year we literally white-knuckle it until the very last minute, trying to recruit enough people to help out. In the end we have always gotten there and everyone out on the course has consistently done the Club very, very proud, so if you are available on the day, please don't delay signing up to help. We really, really need you (and your children, partners, work colleagues and friends!) to ensure this race goes ahead. To save our sanity, please do contact Tamsin at RanelaghHalfHelpers@hotmail.co.uk today to sign up - we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping out. Best regards Sandra Forrest Race Director, Ranelagh Half Marathon BAKER CUP 3 miles ROAD HANDICAP Saturday 1st April in Richmond Park (by White Lodge) Our shortest handicap, 3 miles road in the centre of the Park. 3pm start, all welcome, register on the day at the clubhouse no later than 2.15pm. Details:. BAKER CUP SUPPER - TROPHY PRESENTATIONS EVENING Our Presentations evening will take place after the Baker Cup 3 miles handicap on Saturday 1st April, starting at 7pm. The venue as usual will be upstairs at the Roebuck pub, 130 Richmond Hill TW10 6RN (tel 0208 948 2329). Price is £25 per person, to include welcome drink, free beer (while stocks last) and buffet dinner. Your glass of bubbly awaits you! Please contact Michele Gibson, Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile:- 07703 518 956 Cheques payable to Ranelagh Harriers and posted / handed to Ms Michele Gibson, c/o Baker Cup Supper, 79 Thames Side, Staines upon Thames, Middex TW18 2HF or leave in the clubhouse safe with the name Michele Gibson on the envelope. Cash payable to Michele Gibson at the Club on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. BACS Payments - Ranelagh Harriers Sort Code 401310 Account 12154501 REF- Baker Cup & YOUR NAME. SOUTH OF ENGLAND ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 25th March at Cyclopark, Gravesend, Kent Good luck to our women's team who are competing in the six-stage championship. RANELAGH RICHMOND 10k Sunday 18th June Race Director Rick Jenner writes: "In a little over three months it'll be the start of summer and time for the Ranelagh 10k on Sunday 18th June. Entries are now open, so please do visit here: to put your name down. You may notice we've had to put prices up by £1 to £13 this year to account for the increased costs in putting on the event but it's still got to be the best value event around. In past years we've had a fantastic number of Ranelagh members enter, as well as great support from people helping out as marshals etc. We need over 50 people to ensure the safe running of the event so if you can spare the time please email Hannah at email@example.com. Whether you're running or helping, please put the date in your diaries and spread the word to friends and family." CALLING ALL RANELAGH JUNIORS Trevor Maguire writes: "Ranelagh Junior Age Group Champs Following on from the junior race on 4th March, the good news for many of our junior runners is that we will hold a further Ranelagh only race at 14:00 on Sat 1st April in Richmond Park (before the Baker Cup) where there are several other trophies and medals up for grabs. The start finish will be near the ballet school in the middle of the park. We are currently debating the exact distance and whether we will run just one or more races. I will confirm details nearer the time. We have trophies for boys and girls in each of the following age categories (with gold, silver and bronze medals as well): U17 (boys and girls), U15 (boys and girls), U13 (boys and girls), U11 (boys and girls). The age categories align with school years i.e. age on 1st Sep is the qualification date. This time some of our older juniors aren't eligible but they can always enter the Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap at 15:00 (alongside any parents who might want a run)." Also...the joint Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series begins on Thursday 27th April. There are six events altogether, the first taking place at the Hawker Centre and subsequent events at the Ranelagh clubhouse or at the Hawker Centre. Registration is from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Full details:. THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles Sunday 9th April at Chiswick. 8.30am start. This ever-popular race will be the opening fixture in our 2017 Road Grand Prix. Over 650 entries have already been received, including nearly 30 from Ranelagh. Details:. SIT VAC We have another club job to fill - that of Assistant Clubhouse Manager. We need someone to help Clive Naish with routine maintenance jobs at the clubhouse (NOT cleaning). If you can help, please reply to this e-mail. 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 25th March South of England Road Relay Champs at Gravesend Saturday 1st April Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap in Richmond Park (at White Lodge). 3pm start. All welcome, register on the day at the clubhouse please. Junior races also at White Lodge starting at 2pm. See above. Sunday 9th April Thames Towpath 10 miles at Chiswick. See above. Sunday 23rd April London Marathon Sunday 30th April Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon. Entry and details:. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** RANELAGH CUP SCHOOLS RACE Saturday 11th March in Richmond Park This was the 90th anniversary of our annual Schools race, and this year we welcomed a field of 74 runners from nine schools, including four girls from Wellington College. Judd School from Tonbridge in Kent have been unbeaten in this race since 2013 and although they failed to provide the individual winner this year, they did manage to fill the next three places. Their fourth and final scorer was home in 7th place, ensuring a very comfortable team victory. The race winner by over half a minute was Louis Griffin from University College School, a member of Highgate Harriers who the previous month had won the London Schools Championship. His time of 20.59 was the fastest seen in this event for several years. Royal Grammar School Guildford had three men in the top ten and took the team silver medals ahead of Brighton College, with the winner's UCS team down in 4th place. First girl was Tara Sallaba of Wellington College in 27th place overall, just ahead of Ranelagh's Euan Sinclair who was the third finisher for 6th-placed Tiffin School. The other Ranelagh runner was race organiser Julian Smith who hasn't raced for ten years but took on the role of hare to lead the field round the middle part of the course. He calculated he might just stay ahead but didn't allow for the winner's speed! Still, Julian showed an impressive level of fitness and we'll look forward to seeing him race properly again before long. 1 L Griffin (UCS) 20.59 2 T Emm (Judd) 21.33 3 B Brooks (Judd) 21.58 4 A van der Plas (Judd) 22.01 5 O Hurdle (RGS Guild) 22.28 6 C Gibson (RGS Guild) 22.33 7 A Thompson (Judd) 22.36 8 G Manolis (RGS Guild) 22.45 9 A Smailes (Brighton) 22.56 10 J Stewart (Chart) 22.59 27 T Sallaba (Well) 25.07 (1st girl) 28 Euan Sinclair (Tiffin) 25.15 Teams (4 to score) 1 Judd School 16 2 RGS Guildford 43 3 Brighton College 59 4 UCS 82 5 Charterhouse School 95 6 Tiffin School 110 7 Wellington College 122 8 Lancing College 144 Highgate School did not close in FINCHLEY 20 miles Sunday 12th March at Ruislip incl Spendlove Cup club 20m championship Ted Mockett ran a steady race to take the Spendlove Cup in 2.07, ahead of Mark Herbert and Michael Morris. Heather Martingell was our leading woman, in her own words "jogging" the first three laps and racing the last one. 1 J Poole (Serp) 1:51.03 (chip time 1:50.54) 27 Ted Mockett 2:07.47 (2:07.33) 34 Mark Herbert 2:11.25 (2:11.10) 44 L Ashe (Harrow) 2:13.18 (2:13.03 - 1st woman) 49 Michael Morris 2:13.46 (2:13.32) 62 James Whistler 2:16.22 (2:16.09) 321 Heather Martingell 3:15.39 (3:14.07) 349 Ally Pickard 3:28.01 (3:26.29) CLUTTON CUP 10 miles HANDICAP Saturday 18th March in Richmond Park Jonathan Smith reports: "In February this year the man responsible for setting the handicaps for the Grand National came under heavy criticism for allegedly giving horses belonging to Michael O'Leary (the Chief Executive of Ryanair) unfairly disadvantageous weightings. Yesterday, as 21 people assembled for the 126th running of the Clutton Cup, similar questions were being asked when Angus Cater dished out what can only be described as one of the most generous handicaps of all time. Richard Kimber, a 2:57 marathoner with a penchant for hilly long distance races, was awarded a handicap allowance of 21 minutes and 50 seconds. To put this in context, a perplexed Becky Curtis-Hall (who unfortunately wasn't able to finish the race) started after him, and scratch man Ted Mockett was borderline hypothermic by the time he had waited another 13 minutes before he could get going. With allegations of bribery flying, Kimber was duly installed as the odds on favourite, but could he take home the trophy? Before that question was answered the race would witness a hugely controversial moment in this year's cross-country season. Dave Lawley, standing on the cusp of history, knew that a Clutton finish, combined with a non-appearance from Ranelagh legend Peter Haarer, would secure him the McLeod Trophy. With Peter absent, Dave had tried his best to compromise his chances of finishing the race by doing a 10 mile 'warm-up'. The increased fatigue may have contributed to what happened next. As he was called to the start line and counted down by Alan Hedger, it was clear to everyone watching that Dave started at least half a second too early. A chorus of complaints followed him around Sidmouth Wood. Somewhere in Oxford a constitution and a rulebook may even have been consulted. At the time of writing the club has issued no formal announcement on whether Dave has been disqualified from the entire competition, or whether his Clutton result has merely been declared null and void to keep the club's TV sponsors happy and ensure a nail-biting end of season finish at the Baker Cup. Meanwhile, up at the front of the race, things started well for Rich when it transpired that he would only have to catch six people to take the title. Rob Curtis, Tamsin Burland, Wiebke Kortum, Mike Peace and Michael Osborne were all duly dispatched, and it was surely only a matter of time before the frontrunner was swallowed up. Further back in the field one or two participants were struggling with directions. Chris Bundhun and Seiko Angelo, clearly feeling their handicaps were too generous, decided to even things up by adding the hill up to the ballet school into their route. Some alert shouting from Kris Davidson helped to prevent Chris, Seiko and this writer from further embarrassment. Mike Morris, taking on this course for the first time, seemed to fare better in the directions department, and there was also the welcome sight of John Shaw in the field, sporting an impressively clean set of footwear. Back at the front, as he rounded the final corner, Rich Kimber was struggling to live up to his pre-race favourite status. That was because he hadn't reckoned with Ally Pickard, who had started off first and was clearly determined to stay there. With Ally in his sights, and realising he had work to do, Kimber sprinted for home. But spurred on by the warning calls of the time recorders and supporters, Ally put in a final burst, and came home with a comfortable 16 second lead to get her name on the trophy. Michael Osborne was third home to round out the handicap placings. In terms of speed order, Ted Mockett lived up to his scratch man billing, coming home in 1 hour 2 mins and 21 seconds. Kris Davidson took second and Seiko Angelo recovered impressively to secure third. Wiebke Kortum, Ally Pickard and Tamsin Burland were the three fastest ladies and each took home their medal. And so attention turns to the cross-country season ending Baker Cup. In the women's Performance Award equivalent of the McLeod, Becky Northmore is now confirmed as the champion, with the minor placings still up for grabs. In the Points Prize (for those finishing outside the top three in each of the club handicaps) Mike Peace made a huge leap into second, but Corinne Bishop is holding firm with one race to go. As for the McLeod, it promises to be a nervous fortnight for Dave Lawley's trophy cabinet..." For current McLeod, Performance Award and Points Prize standings, see. H'cap H'cap Actual Speed Time Allow Time Order 1 Ally Pickard (L) 43.58 46.10 90.08 18 2 Richard Kimber 44.14 21.50 66.04 7 3 Michael Osborne 48.14 33.00 81.14 16 4 Mike Peace 49.17 30.10 79.27 15 5 Wiebke Kortum (L) 50.53 23.40 74.33 12 6 Michael Morris 52.06 15.00 67.06 8 7 Tamsin Burland (L) 52.37 43.00 95.37 19 8 Kris Davidson 53.22 9.50 63.12 2 9 John Shaw 53.34 14.20 67.54 9 10 Chris Bundhun 53.41 11.30 65.11 4 11 Seiko Angelo 53.43 11.20 65.03 3 12 Ted Mockett 54.01 8.20 62.21 1 13 Jonathan Smith 54.29 11.00 65.29 6 14 Mark Herbert 56.17 9.00 65.17 5 15 Dave Lawley 57.13 13.10 70.23 10 16 Paul Rider 57.25 20.10 77.35 13 17 Trevor Maguire 60.24 10.00 70.24 11 Julian Sampson (G) 60.24 17.30 77.54 14 18 Rob Curtis 60.37 23.30 84.07 17 MIDDLESEX COUNTY SCHOOLS CHAMPS Thursday 26th January at Harrow These results have been elusive! In the senior girls race Jess Harbert finished 20th and Ellie Luxmoore 21st. Jess was fourth and final scorer for the winning Ealing team. In the intermediate girls, Freya Thomson and Izzy Atkins both made the podium in second and third places. Alice Patterson was 9th and all three were scoring members of the winning Richmond team. In the junior boys Kabir Sait was 25th for Richmond. KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles HANDICAP Wednesday 1st March at Woking 1 M Tibbotts (Woking) 24.49 (actual time 20.49) 14 Louise Piears 27.41 (23.26) CAU INTER-COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 11th March at Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire Lancashire's Nic Jackson was our only runner in the senior races this year, after an unwell Gill Sanders withdrew from the Surrey team - which then went on to take the team title. Nic was third finisher for 8th-placed Lancashire. Surrey were successful again in the Under 17 Women's race, in which Freya Thomson and Alice Patterson were first and sixth finishers for 7th-placed Middlesex. Scotland West were victorious in the Under 15 Girls race, Surrey placed 4th and Middlesex were 20th. The Ranelagh contingent was again in Middlesex colours - Izzy Atkins 3rd finisher and Lexi Keech 5th. Finally in the Under 17 Men's race the title went to Yorkshire with Surrey 5th and Middlesex 12th. Greg Atkins was fifth home for the Middlesex team. Senior Women 1 J Judd (Essex) 29.54 51 Nic Jackson (Lancs) 32.45 Under 17 Women 1 C Lance Jones (Surrey) 19.51 42 Freya Thomson (Middx) 21.49 160 Alice Patterson (Middx) 23.42 Under 15 Girls 1 O Mason (Cumbria) 15.22 82 Izzy Atkins (Middx) 17.13 188 Lexi Keech (Middx) 18.08 Under 17 Men 1 Z Mahamed (Hants) 20.00 118 Greg Atkins (Middx) 22.25 THAMES MEANDER HALF MARATON Saturday 11th March at Kingston HON n Fiona Ford placed third in the women's race. 1 M Jones (Clapham) 1:17.06 (chip time 1:17.05) 26 D Godwin (Windle V) 1:30.46 (1:30.44 - 1st woman) 33 Fiona Ford 1:33.47 (1:33.44) THAMES MEANDER MARATHON Saturday 11th March at Kingston 1 N Martin (Overton) 2:52.24 (chip time 3:52.24) 68 Matt Sowton 3:50.12 (3:50.00) SURREY HALF MARATHON Sunday 12th March at Woking Nick Twomey writes on Facebook: "3Ds=R: Discipline, Determination and a whole lot of Dreaming equals Reality. Surrey Half Marathon 1.15.22...just under 2 minute PB, 16th place!" PBs abounded - it would be quicker to list those who did not set new bests! 1 A Jaksevicius (Belg) 1:09.49 (chip time 1:09.490 16 Nick Twomey 1:15.26 (1:15.22) 24 Ian Kenton 1:17.27 (1:17.22) 28 Rick Jenner 1:18.54 (1:18.50) 46 Jonathan Moore 1:20.48 (1:20.45) 57 David Ready 1:21.50 (1:21.44) 73 J Eastham (Ravens) 1:22.26 (1:22.23 - 1st woman) 101 Peter Faull 1:24.26 (1:24.12) 192 Simon Ogle 1:28.14 (1:27.58) 377 William Griffin 1:33.22 (1:33.03) 723 Lara Werrett 1:40.59 (1:40.25) 2768 John Herriott 2:12.57 (2:07.55) SURREY 5km Sunday 12th March at Woking 1 B Bishop (Woking) 16.59 6 K Hopkins (Woking) 18.50 (1st woman) 26 Kirsty Steel 21.27 BATH HALF MARATHON Sunday 12th March 1 B Fish (Blackburn) 1:05.16 (chip time 1:05.16) 58 R Barnes (Avon V) 1:15.32 (1:15.32 - 1st woman) 124 Sam Dalgleish 1:19.11 (1:18.59) 1134 Julia Bailey 1:37.54 (1:37.09) SILVERSTONE HALF MARATHON Sunday 12th March Suzy Whatmough finished 383rd in 1:33.06. The official results aren't searchable by club so I don't know if any other RH were there. BARCELONA MARATHON Sunday 12th March 1 J Chesum (Kenya) 2:08.57 (chip time 2:08.56) 22 H Bekele (Ethiopia) 2:25.04 (2:25.04 - 1st woman) 11865 Jarryd Hillhouse 4:44.09 (4:23.51) 13221 Lorna Smith 4:58.02 (4:35.31) 15264 Deborah Blakemore 5:29.56 (5:07.25) NORTH LONDON HALF MARATHON Sunday 12th March 1 P Whittaker (Southend) 1:08.55 (chip time 1:08.55) 1011 Charlotte Hyde 1:46.07 (1:45.46) 2567 Siobhan Sharp 2:03.35 (1:57.19) WEST WORTHING 10km Sunday 12th March 1 J Baker (Chich) 33.02 122 John Pratt 59.14 ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 18th March at Norwich Greg Atkins was 143rd in the Senior Boys race for Middlesex while in the Senior Girls also for Middlesex Jess Harbert finished 211th. In the Intermediate Girls Freya Thomson and Izzy Atkins were 20th and 74th respectively as the first two Middlesex finishers, while for London Jenny Silva finished 148th. READING HALF MARATHON Sunday 19th March Richard Gregory set off with a will and - if the official splits are to be believed - passed through 10km in 33.35. This would have been close to a 10k PB until his 32.49 a few weeks ago. Things seem to have gone wrong for Richard between 15k and 20k, and though he rallied again at the end his final time was a disappointing 1:19. Nick Impey, on the other hand, seems to have got his slowest 5k out of the way first and finished looking strong in 1:16. Carl Selya-Hammer was never far behind Nick, and then came Eirin McDaid, shepherding round his protégé Ryan Hogan to an amazing 1:18 in his first-ever road race. Forming a quartet with Eirin and Ryan were James Winch and Jackson Creegan and all four crossed the line within a few seconds. Michael Everard was our final finisher, just outside his PB. 1 A Vernon (AFD) 1:03.08 (chip time 1:03.08) 58 C Purdue (AFD) 1:12.15 (1:12.15 - 1st woman) 118 Nick Impey 1:16.14 (1:15.59) 141 Carl Selya-Hammer 1:17.36 (1:17.21) 163 Eirin McDaid 1:18.26 (1:18.10) 164 Ryan Hogan 1:18.27 (1:18.11) 165 James Winch 1:18.28 (1:18.19) 166 Jackson Creegan (Gates) 1:18.31 (1:18.22) 174 Richard Gregory 1:19.02 (1:19.02) 265 Michael Everard 1:22.43 (1:22.38) FLEET HALF MARATHON Sunday 19th March Marie Synnott-Wells finished third in the W50 class. 1 M Kallenberg (Cardiff) 1:07.21 (chip time 1:07.21) 71 L Locks (Hart) 1:20.59 (1:20.57 - 1st woman) 197 Mick Lane 1:27.01 (1:26.57) 510 Toby Cooper 1:36.10 (1:35.11) 583 Marie Synnott-Wells 1:37.54 (1:37.33) 830 Heather Martingell 1:43.38 (1:42.45) HAMPTON COURT PALACE HALF MARATHON Sunday 19th March 1 J Lewis (unatt) 1:11.48 (chip time 1:11.48) 5 S McCall (SLH) 1:19.22 (1:19.22 - 1st woman) 432 Rachel Revett 1:47.39 (1:44.24) 554 Gary Lee 1:51.14 (1:47.26) 649 Elisa Ferrua 1:53.35 (1:50.31) 826 Llewellyn Davies 1:57.44 (1:54.20) 3023 Tanya Allen 3:01.43 (2:48.56) SALOMON RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 19th March 1 T Payn (Run Fast) 1:08.21 (chip time 1:08.21) 14 N Seymour (unatt) 1:22.53 (1:22.52 - 1st woman) 105 Richard Gurd 1:30.48 (1:29.37) 108 Bill Neely 1:30.57 (1:29.35) 181 Laura Blazey 1:36.17 (1:35.04) 186 Daniela Mingham 1:36.33 (1:36.25) 356 Chris Read 1:45.57 (1:42.50) 395 Stephen Logue 1:47.09 (1:44.03) 766 Phil Rushby 1:59.31 (1:54.13) 1064 Aoife Kilpatrick 2:08.24 (1:59.30) 1473 Ally Pickard 2:25.05 (2:12.11) 1518 Emma Wood 2:28.01 (2:16.39) SALOMON RICHMOND 10km Sunday 19th March 1 T Buckley (unatt) 34.50 (chip time 34.50) 4 R Nolan (Luton) 36.48 (36.43 - 1st woman) 305 David Meaden 66.19 (64.56) 322 Alan Meaden 67.50 (67.05) 376 Louise Wapshott 73.30 (71.01) parkrun results... For those of you who are not currently shown as Ranelagh in the parkrun database, it would be very helpful if you could update your details. You can also access Ranelagh results here:. Parkruns 5km Saturday 25th February Bushy Park We included some excellent results in the last e-news for several juniors who took part in the Bushy Park parkrun. There were a number of others, all registered under the name of the Optima triathlon club: Reef BOERICKE 17:27, Jacob PATTERSON 18:49, Jess WENLOCK 19:09, Kamal JABRE 19:24, Alice PATTERSON 19:47, Dana JABRE 23:11 parkruns 5km Saturday 11th March Bushy Park Nick WRIGHT 17:32, James WHISTLER 21:25, Emily COULSON (jnr) 21:29, Tom REAY 26:28, Toby COOPER 27:06, Rob KITCHEN 27:18, Ashleigh FERRIS 29:13, Rachel REVETT 29:15, Jackie DUNKLEY 30:08, Wally GARROD 39:14, John HANSCOMB 51:57 Richmond Park Nick Impey was first home and Laura Blazey was second woman. Nick IMPEY 17:01, Laura BLAZEY 19:46, James RITCHIE 20:36, Jess HARBERT (jnr) 22:22, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 22:43, Cecily DAY (jnr) 23:13, Michael POTTS CALLAGHAN (jnr) 24:07, Ellie LUXMOORE (jnr) 24:09, Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 24:10, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 24:14, Alastair RITCHIE 24:17, Tomas STERNER 24:26, James RUSHBY (jnr) 24:29, John HOBSON 24:37, Maia RUSHBY 25:00, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 25:01, Simon TAYLOR 25:07, Kevin KNOWLES 25:21, Aoife KILPATRICK 25:53, Karen HARBERT 26:11, Clare DAY 26:31, Carol AIKIN 27:02, Andrew BROWN 27:16, Sue CAMP 27:39, Ally PICKARD 28:02, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 28:42, Phil RUSHBY 28:44, Deepa SHARMA 28:45, Bronwen NORTHMORE 32:59, Martin CLARK 42:03, Penny MERRETT 42:51, Beverley ALI 42:52, Pat HEWLETT 42:52 Ashton Court Alex FORDHAM 20.42, Nick FORDHAM 21.52, Peter FORDHAM 28:21 Old Deer Park Dave Lawley was the first finisher. David LAWLEY 17:42, Colin BRETT 19:42, Christopher READ 23:06, Luke MAGUIRE (jnr) 24:56, Paula MAGUIRE 26:15, Tim WOOLMER 28:34, Julian HOLDEN 28:46, Colette DORAN 28:57, Kris DAVIDSON 30:42, Katrina ROCHE 41:38 Kingston Estelle Damant was the leading woman. Estelle DAMANT 19:14, Wiebke KORTUM 21:30, Chris CAMACHO 26:04, Fiona PUGH 29:04 Oxford Evelyn JOSLIN 28:53 Plmvalley Chris WRIGHT 26:40, Mary HICKSON 31:50 Southsea Marc Snaith was third home. Marc SNAITH 18:19 Dulwich Rob CURTIS 23:19 Crane Park Dan LITTLE 18:52, Bruce MCLAREN 20:17, Kevin KEAREY 20:43, Richard GURD 22:24, Ann KEAREY 24:03, Josie KEAREY (jnr) 24:17, Tamsin BURLAND 25:19, Michael WHITE 29:03, Heather MARTINGELL 29:03, Nigel COOMBES 33:23, Louise WAPSHOTT 34:46, Su CLARK 51:29 Osterley Park Philip JACKSON 24:20, Michael OSBORNE 24:36, Wyn WILLIAMS 28:23, Christine DAVID 30:46, Tracey SMALL 33:19, Katie WALTON 35:14, Cindy CROUCHER 35:37, Tanya ALLEN 37:17 Homewood Jo SINTON-HEWITT 30:33 Huntingdon Paul SINTON-HEWITT 20:40 Parke Mike PEACE 25:42 Tooting Common Megan de Silva was the leading woman again. Megan de SILVA 18:26 Stratford-upon-Avon Paul HODGES 20:46 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 12th March Moormead Theo DOYLE 10:10, Sam DOYLE 12:30 Wimbledon Park Megan DONOVAN 10:55 parkruns 5km Saturday 18th March Bushy Park Nick WRIGHT 17:46, Toby COOPER 24:06, Rachel REVETT 24:36, Ian GRANGE 24:36, Amy SILLITOE 26:42, Ashleigh FERRIS 28:53, Jackie DUNKLEY 30:08, Janet TURNES 31:19, Wally GARROD 38:36, John HANSCOMB 50:28 Wimbledon Common Laura BLAZEY 19:39 Richmond Park Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 18:53, Bill NEELY 20:18, Steve AIKIN 22:44, Ellie LUXMOORE (jnr) 23:35, Cecily DAY (jnr) 24:03, James RUSHBY (jnr) 24:25, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 24:33, Tomas STERNER 24:40, Karl GARVEY 24:52, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 25:07, Maia RUSHBY 25:08, Carol AIKIN 25:45, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 25:48, Clare DAY 26:38, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 28:14, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 28:41, Phil RUSHBY 28:42, Deepa SHARMA 29:31, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 30:40, Gavin HILLHOUSE 30:41, Rob KITCHEN 32:08, Bronwen NORTHMORE 32:35, Pat HEWLETT 45:24, Beverley ALI 45:25 Old Deer Park Fiona FORBES 25:01, Melanie DAVISON 26:30, Wyn WILLIAMS 28:47, Julian HOLDEN 29:28 Southampton Penny MERRETT 32:19 Coventry Rebecca NORTHMORE 21:24 Kingston Paul SINTON-HEWITT 20:24, Alison DICKS 24:47, Chris CAMACHO 25:23, Andrew BROWN 25:27, Fiona PUGH 27:15, Tom REAY 27:18, Katie WALTON 33:04, Jo SINTON-HEWITT 34:00 Plymvalley Chris WRIGHT 26:26 Rickmansworth Peter FORDHAM 28:57 Newbury Henry MAGUIRE 54:36 Gloucester North John ATKINSON 20:25 Concord, Sheffield Peter WEIR 21.05, Karen WEIR 23.22 Dulwich Park Megan de Silva was first woman home. Megan de SILVA 18:46 Crane Park Daniel LITTLE 18:48, Eric PLUE 20:28, Kevin KEAREY 21:52, Rue TURNER 24:35, Kevin JACQUES 24:51, Heather MARTINGELL 24:58, Josie KEAREY(jnr) 24:59, Ann KEAREY 25:05, Afrah SAIT (jnr) 32:03, Hilary THOMSON 32:25 Preston Park, Brighton John PRATT 28:12 Osterley Park Phil JACKSON 23:53, Christine DAVID 30:30, Cindy CROUCHER 35:18 Bognor Regis Simon TAYLOR 25:47 Swansea Bay Nick FORDHAM 20:57 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 19th March Moormead Chase LAWLER 9:27 FINALLY... Thanks to Pete Mulholland for this: Runners in the Foulées des 2 Rives 14K in Brest, France, faced serious gusts during a recent race: Video:. During the race, runners were forced to brace themselves (or slow to a walk) as they crossed the Plougastel Bridge (also known as the Albert-Louppe Bridge) along the course. Wind gusts reached higher than 40 miles per hour during the race. More than 400 people participated and no injuries were reported.