Newsdesk 2019

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 559           25th October 2019
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                      
 *  Lots of reults this week…
 *  Opening Surrey Leagues – women finish 7th in Div 1, men win Div 2
 *  Cordy Parker and Ben Anderson lead our teams
 *  Gareth Williams and Eugenie McLachlan head our crowd at the Cabbage Patch
 *  Three Ranelagh women’s teams in the South of England Cross-Country Relays
 *  Megan de Silva, Marie Synnott-Wells, Chris Owens and Mike Peace win
     medals at the Surrey Masters, together with our W35 team  
 *  Marathons and beyond… 
 *  All needed for our Mob Match at home to Orion Harriers on 2nd November
 *  London Marathon guaranteed club places
 *  Book now for our Christmas Party
 *  RIP Bill Harvey 

 We’re very sorry to report the death this week of Bill Harvey, one of our
 longest-standing and most popular members. Bill’s funeral is at 09:30 at the
 East Chapel, Golders Green Crematorium (shortish walk from the Tube station)
 on Monday 28th October for family and any friends able to make it at such
 short notice. The family are planning to arrange a memorial service,
 probably in December. Details and obituary to follow.

 Membership fees for 2019/20 were due back in April - if you haven't paid up,
 please do so now. There are some urgent deadlines with England Athletics
 coming up imminently (not least the need to make sure you're registered for
 any XC fixtures), so please do make sure you're paid and registered this

 Our first mob match of the season is at home in Richmond Park on Saturday
 2nd November against Orion Harriers. Start will be at 2.30pm.  As usual we
 need as many runners as possible to make up the sort of “mob” we will need
 if we are to take the Lee Cup. The more runners we have, the better our
 chances. Orion will probably bring 50 runners – we need to match that and
 more. Put the date in your diary now. The race also incorporates our club
 veterans championships.    

 SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUES  Saturday 9th November on Mitcham Common
 (women) and Wimbledon Common (men).
 The second League race for both the men’s and women’s teams takes pace on
 Saturday 9th November. The men are on Wimbledon Common, division 2 start
 time earlier than usual at 1pm. They are followed by the under 13s at 2pm
 and the under 15s/17s at 2.30pm. The senior men’s division 1 race – in which
 we are not involved - concludes proceedings at 3pm.
 The women are racing on Mitcham Common. Division 2 – not us – starts at
 11am, the under 15s/under 17s at 12 noon and the under 13s at 12.30pm.
 Finally the senior women division 1 – our race – starts at 1pm. 

 More info about the women’s race here:. 
 More info about the men’s race here:.  Note the men’s course is an
 unfamiliar one. 
 All members are welcome to take part, register on the day. 

 Note that the boys’ races will be on Wimbledon Common with the senior
 division 1 and division 2.   

 We are expecting to be assigned three guaranteed places this year, and as
 usual there  will be a ballot to decide the lucky trio. To qualify for the
 ballot you  need to have run two mob matches during 2019 or run one mob
 match and helped  marshal at a cross-country event. The draw will be made at
 the club Christmas Party on 7th December. To put your name in the hat please
 reply to  the Hon Sec at ranelagh.hon.secretary@gmail.com by 6th

 In a bid to catch up with publication of our club magazine, the Editors have
 produced a bumper two-year edition which includes results and reports up to
 the spring of 2019. It was published a few weeks ago and there are copies in
 the clubhouse. Please help yourself! If you don’t get to the clubhouse and
 would like a copy sent to you please reply to this email giving your postal

 SUB 2
 Ranelagh played its little part in Eliud Kipchoge’s ground-breaking sub 2
 hours marathon in Vienna last weekend. Hugh Jones was the official course
 measurer and could be spotted amongst the bike riders following the race.

 Rick Jenner writes:
 “Our own Half Marathon is now open for entries and we wanted you to be the
 first to know and sign up. This year the race is two weeks after the London
 Marathon, and if you haven't taken part before it's a great event that we
 put on with huge help from volunteers from the club, so please do support it
 in any way you can. It's over a fast, flat course which includes Hampton
 Court and the River Thames, starting near the clubhouse and finishing in
 Ham. And it's only £20 for club members. For more information and how to
 enter go to here:. Please spread the word
 too, including posts on our social media channels.”

 RANELAGH HARRIERS SOCIAL COMMITTEE cordially invites you to the 2019
 Christmas Party.
 Saturday 7th December, 6:30pm until midnight at
 The Albert Pub
 57 Kingston Hill, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7PX
 0208 546 7669
 Three course meal and DJ
 Dress code: Smart casual. 
 Cost is £45. You need to book AND pay to be on the final list. Limit is 90
 For menu, go to menu and click on
 ‘Christmas Feast’.
 For more info and booking please contact Michele Gibson,  email micheleagibson@hotmail.com
 or call Michele on 07703 518956.
 Cheques: payable to Ranelagh Harriers
 BACS:  to Ranelagh Harriers, SC 40 13 10, A/C 12154501, Ref ‘XMAS + Your

 PIRIE 10 miles Open Cross-Country
 For anyone looking for a race on Saturday December 1st, South London
 Harriers are inviting entries for their Pirie 10 miles at Coulsdon. For more
 info see. 
 Mitesh Panchal writes from King’s College University:
 “I am a Masters (MSc) student in Advanced Physiotherapy at Kings College
 University in London. I am currently in the process of doing a research
 project and am looking to recruit participants who have been suffering from
 Achilles tendon pain for over 3 months. The aim of the study is to
 investigate whether pain processing is altered in people with chronic
 Achilles Tendon pain compared to healthy individuals. It will hopefully
 provide a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in causing ongoing
 pain in people with chronic Achilles tendon pain. For more information
 contact Mitesh at mitesh.panchal@kcl.ac.uk.” 

 Neil Rae writes:
 “Group Evolution, who organise running retreats in France, have launched
 their Xmas Prize Draw giving us the opportunity to spend Christmas 2019 at
 the fairytale Chateau de la Motte Henry on the Loire. All existing
 subscribers to their Newsletter have been entered into the draw. If you have
 not yet subscribed it’s not too late to do so.  Equally, now might be the
 perfect time to think about booking your 2020 places as you will get
 substantial early bird discounts and further entries into the draw. Details
 are here:.”

 Our supplier for club singlets, men’s and women’s, is iProsports. Details and orders:

 Don’t forget that we meet for a casual drink after training on the first
 Tuesday of each month. Venue is the Roebuck on Richmond Hill. All welcome.

 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:. 

 Our provisional winter fixture list is now up on our website here:. 
 More details of the following from the men’s Captains (ranelagh.men@gmail.com)
 or the women’s Captain / Team Manager (ranelagh.women@gmail.com
 Saturday 2nd November  Lee Cup Mob Match v Orion Harriers 7.5 miles in
 Richmond Park. All needed! 2.30pm start. See above. 
 Saturday 9th November   Surrey League second race – women on Mitcham Common,
 men on Wimbledon Common 

 Saturday 16th November  London Championships at Parliament Hill. Women at
 1.15pm, men at 2pm.

 Saturday 23rd November  Mob Match v Thames Hare & Hounds  All needed! 2.30pm
 start at Kingston Vale

 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

 SURREY LADIES LEAGUE  Saturday 12th October at  Reigate
 For the first of the season’s League races Reigate’s Priory Park was a
 little murky but not too bad underfoot and as hilly as ever. Cordy Parker
 was the leading Ranelagh runner throughout, though Megan de Silva was
 closing on the second lap. Closing on both of them was Fanny Vein, just half
 a minute down at the finish. Sarah Palmer ran well in her first League race
 as our fourth scorer and the team was closed in by Becky Northmore. We
 placed a solid seventh of the fifteen clubs in Division 1. Our B team – one
 short of the required five runners – was 13th comprised of Alice Littler,
 Ria Woodfield, Marianne Malam and Niamh Holt.  

 1   Amelia Pettitt (Kent)    23.36      
 11  Cordelia Parker          25.24      
 13  Megan de Silva           25.35    
 26  Fanny Vein               26.09    
 53  Sarah Palmer             27.44        
 89  Rebecca Northmore        29.05      
 93  Alice Littler            29.18      
 106 Ria Woodfield            29.58      
 142 Marianne Malam           31.26    
 185 Niamh Holt               34.21
 Teams (5 to score)                    
 1   Clapham Chasers      79              
 2   Kent AC              92              
 3   Thames H&H          122              
 4   South London H      137              
 5   Belgrave H          149              
 6   Hercules Wim        150              
 7   Ranelagh H          192              
 8   The Stragglers RC   212              
 9   Woking AC           262              
 10  Epsom & Ewell H     277
 11  Clapham Chasers B   279
 15  South London H B    334
 17  Kent AC B           369
 28  Ranelagh H B        768  (13th B team)  
 15 clubs compete in Division 1              

 SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUE DIVISION 2  Saturday 12th October at Reigate
 While the Division 1 race was testing a new course on Effingham Common
 Ranelagh’s men were making a short-lived (we hope) visit to Division 2.
 Reigate’s Priory Park was the venue, the course a little churned up from the
 preceding women’s races.
 Skipper Rich Kimber reports:
 “Well, that went pretty well. We were aiming to lay down a marker for the
 season with a strong victory, and we did it in style. Conditions at Priory
 Park were perfect for the season opener. We hosted the corresponding fixture
 in div 1 last season, and Richmond Park was still a dustbowl, with
 temperatures in the 20s. While the weather stayed mild, persistent rain
 meant soft ground and a good helping of proper mud to get stuck into over a
 hilly course in Reigate. 

 And get stuck in we did. The headline: despite the plague of absences that
 seems to affect the first fixture every season, we won by a resounding 88
 points. Ben Anderson was race winner, followed by Jackson Creegan, who
 stormed his second of the course's two laps to secure a sensational Ranelagh
 1-2. Both were unsure of their fitness going into the race, so these were
 particularly fantastic runs from both.

 And the quality didn't let up throughout the scoring team. George Howard was
 an excellent 10th overall, followed shortly by Phil Killingley, with Peter
 Haarer also in the top 20. Standout performances also came from eighth
 scorer Ed Forbes, who seems to get quicker with every run, and Sergio
 Stillacci, who ran a fantastic 78.4% age grading to secure the A team
 anchorman spot on his XC debut. Marc Leyshon made a welcome return from
 injury and newly installed team manager Jon Smith was ninth scorer, turning
 heads (mainly away from him) with his, er, bold yellow shorts, inspired by
 Mike Peace. Rumour has it he's pressing for these to become standard issue.
 Expect resistance. The Kiwi contingent neatly topped and tailed the team,
 with Vaughan Ramsay de facto B team anchorman. 

 Especially gratifying with the win was that everyone clearly enjoyed
 themselves and showed fantastic team spirit, with some hard battling and
 good packing. Fulham and Reigate both packed somewhat in the middle order,
 and Fulham's numbers were conspicuous - they topped the B team competition
 fairly comfortably. With a full-strength team there's little doubt we would
 have been first, having taken the top four B team spots, but an incomplete
 squad of 17 meant we incurred penalty points.

 We shouldn't count on this fixture's remarkable 1-2 every time, but there's
 a realistic prospect of closing out inside the top 30 next time, which
 should still see us under 200 points. Several regular scorers are due to
 return for the next fixture, and we'll need them to keep up the momentum.
 This wasn't a foregone conclusion, and it took standout runs from every
 member of the team, so very well done to you all. There's plenty more racing
 to do and we'll need the same again at the remaining three fixtures. Watch
 out Div 2 – we're on a mission.

 Thanks go to Becky Curtis-Hall, and Steve and Sonia Rowland for turning out
 to cheer on a drizzly day, as well as the assorted family, friends and other
 halves, plus Jon Smith for ably handling the numbers and VC James Riley on
 beer duty.

 Peter Haarer's run as fifth scorer was good for a typically impressive 84.1%
 age grading. He was almost two minutes ahead of the next over 50  - but most
 noteworthy of all was that this was his 62nd Surrey League scoring
 appearance. This puts Peter just two scores away from the club all-time
 record. Simple maths: placing in the three remaining fixtures this season
 will see him become Ranelagh's all-time top scorer.”

 The junior races stay with the Division 1 fixture, so our intrepid trio of
 Felix Allen and Finlay and Euan Sinclair fought a lone battle on Effingham
 Common, where they finished a respectable 12th. 

 1   Ben Anderson (Ranelagh)  29.15      
 2   Jackson Creegan          29.28      
 10  George Howard            30.47    
 11  Phil Killingley          30.51      
 20  Peter Haarer             31.47    
 21  James Riley              31.49    
 28  Marc Leyshon             32.12      
 30  Edward Forbes            32.16    
 36  Jonathan Smith           32.36      
 38  Sergio Stillacci         32.40    
 43  Andy Starr               32.58    
 49  Richard Kimber           33.13     
 50  David Ready              33.15      
 59  James Whistler           33.43      
 83  John Shaw                34.52    
 86  Ed Barker                35.04    
 144 Vaughan Ramsay           38.24    
 Teams (10 to score)                   
 1   Ranelagh Harriers     197         
 2   Fulham RC             285         
 3   Reigate Priory AC     363         
 4   The Stragglers RC     419         
 5   Woking AC             466         
 6   Striders of Croydon   499         
 7   Croydon Harriers      529         
 8   Wimbledon Windmilers  606         
 9   West 4 Harriers       731         

 B Teams (10 to score)                   
 1   Fulham RC             206
 2   Striders of Croydon   247         
 3   Ranelagh Harriers     333.5         
 4   Croydon Harriers      338         
 5   The Stragglers RC     386       
 6   Reigate Priory AC     459       
 7   Wimbledon Windmilers  656.5         
 8   West 4 Harriers       677.5        
 9   Woking AC             791.5         

 UNDER 15 / UNDER 17 RACES (held in conjunction with the Division 1 fixture
 at Effingham Common)
 1   Tom Jones (Walton)       12.50     
 53  Felix Allen (Ranelagh)   15.14     
 63  Finlay Sinclair          15.48       
 73  Euan Sinclair            16.47  

 Teams (4 to score)
 1   South London H        304
 12  Ranelagh H             56      

 CABBAGE PATCH 10 miles  Sunday 13th October 
 There was a good crowd of some forty Ranelagh finishers in the popular
 Cabbage Patch 10, excellent considering that the first League races had been
 held the previous day. One or two brave souls ran both! Gareth Williams and
 Eugenie McLachlan were our leading finishers.. 

 1    Joe Morwood      Aldershot F&D    50.18   SM  
 12   Steph Twell      Aldershot F&D    55.03   SL   (1st woman)  
 57   Gareth Williams  Ranelagh H       63.28   M45+
 76   Michael Everard                   64.36   M45+
 110  Dan Little                        67.08   M40+
 120  Stewart Anderson                  67.44   M50+
 126  Philip Scard                      67.57   M50+
 185  Alex Ring                         71.19   M45+
 187  Alun Thomas                       71.22   M50+
 188  Nick Twomey                       71.23   SM  
 241  Eugenie McLachlan                 73.56   SL  
 284  Marcus Atkins                     75.28   M55+
 313  Phil Roberts                      76.34   M50+
 339  James Russell                     77.36   M45+
 382  Kevin Knowles                     78.58   M55+
 396  Peter Weir                        79.26   M50+
 429  Rebecca Northmore                 80.25   SL  
 488  Wiebke Kortum                     82.30   L50+
 499  Anna Reichwald                    82.56   L55+
 527  Rue Turner                        83.55   M50+
 535  Michael Osborne                   84.07   M55+
 549  Hadi Khatamizadeh                 84.28   M40+
 550  Gavin Hillhouse                   84.29   M45+
 597  Karen Weir                        85.44   L45+
 685  Ann Kearey                        87.49   L50+
 769  Carol Aikin                       90.07   L55+
 831  Ian Harrison                      91.48   M65+
 837  Sally Bamford                     92.05   L55+
 876  Jarryd Hillhouse                  93.15   SM  
 877  Claire Warner                     93.16   L35+
 916  Danielle Croucher                 94.15   SL  
 1034 Andrew Brown                      97.49   M65+
 1044 Ally Salisbury                    97.58   L50+
 1233 Verka Lafeuille                  104.58   L40+
 1269 Prelini Chiechi                  106.35   L40+
 1337 Katrina Roche                    109.28   L60+
 1347 Janet Turnes                     110.29   L60+
 1385 Sue Lear                         112.20   L60+
 1394 Bronwen Northmore                112.40   L65+
 1440 David Meaden                     116.29   M70+
 1511 Kate Mills                       127.41   L55+
 1516 Claire Kearns                    128.20   L35+
 1533 Rebecca Ireland                  135.39   SL  

 at Wormwood Scrubs
 It was good to see three Ranelagh teams in the senior women’s race. Our A
 team featured two new members in Helen Shires and Emma Harris, and together
 with Suzy Whatmough they finished a very creditable 17th. Our B and C teams
 finished close together after Izzy Atkins had run a strong opening stage for
 the Cs. 

 1   Wycombe Phoenix AC       35.10
 17  Ranelagh H A             40.28
     Helen Shires         24  13.34
     Suzy Whatmough       17  13.08
     Emma Harris          17  13.45   
 28  Ranelagh H B             44.30
     Becky Northmore      30  14.03
     Marianne Malam       27  14.31
     Niamh Holt           28  15.56
 29  Ranelagh C               44.48 
     Izzy Atkins          21  13.19
     Rachel Revett        28  15.26
     Rebecca Bissell      29  16.03       

 We were relieved of the duty to host this race, which has been our lot for
 many years. Instead the Surrey organisers opted to try a new venue, Morden
 Park. It seems that dodging organisational duties kept our runners away too,
 for we were very thin on the ground indeed. Nevertheless, we showed up well
 when the medals were given out, all coming from the first race, which was
 the combined  women over 35 and men over 60 championship over 6.4km. 

 Megan de Silva ran very well to take 2nd place and the silver medal in the
 W35s. She also led Bonnie Morgan and Kathy Henry to the W35 team golds.
 Behind them Marie Synnott-Wells won the bronze medal in the W55s. Chris
 Owens was our first male finisher, 2nd M65 and silver medallist. Another
 silver went to Mike Peace in the M70s. Dave Kew would have followed suit as
 2nd M75 but only one medal was at stake in his age group.   

 We fielded only two runners in the second race and Paul Murphy and Mick Lane
 finished close together mid-field but did not threaten the medallists.   

 Race 1 - Women Over 35    6.3km
 1   Charlotte Mason (TH&H)   24.17   1st W35
 2   Megan de Silva           24.39   2nd W35
 20  Bonnie Morgan            28.11   7th W40
 26  Kathy Henry              28.54   9th W40
 31  Marie Synnott-Wells      29.12   3rd W55

 W35 teams
 1   Ranelagh Harriers        20          
 Race 1 - Men Over 60   6.3km
 1   David Ogden (SLH)        24.15   1st M60
 5   Chris Owens              26.50   2nd M65
 17  Mike Peace               29.46   2nd M70
 29  Dave Kew                 33.19   2nd M75
 M60 teams
 1   South London Harriers     6          
 5   Ranelagh Harriers        41             
 Race 2 – Men over 40 and Men Over 50    9.4km
 1   Kevin Quinn  (SLH)       31.06   1st M40
 5   Paul Gaynor (AFD)        34.24   1st M50 
 37  Paul Murphy              40.04   13th M45
 38  Mick Lane                40.18   6th M55
 SCOTTISH HALF MARATHON  Sunday 22nd September at Edinburgh
 1   H Harrod (Corstophine)   68.26
 29  A Rowett (Edi TC)        78.43
 151 Laura Blazey             89.53

 NORTH DOWNS 50k  Saturday 28th September at Farnham
 Rachel Revett, who finished 14th overall and 4th woman, sums it up on
 “¾ pure pleasure, ¼ pure hideousness.”

 1   P Peasegood (Black VR)   5:17.39
 14  Rachel Revett            6:14.00      

 SAHARAN CHALLENGE  Friday 11th October at Ourzazate, Morocco
 More from Rachel Revett:
 “On Friday 11th October at 7am, about 100 walkers and joggers set off on
 minibuses to the start of the Saharan Challenge 2019. This two day event
 covering around 40k each day took place in the Draa valley, southeast of
 Ourzazate in Morocco. One hour later, 5 (yes, only 5!) runners set off. The
 day started out warm, reaching around 28 degrees, but cloud kept the sun off
 us for most of the run. Day 1 was mostly on good tracks and road (apparently
 last year it wasn't a road) and through small villages where friendly
 children called out to us while the locals looked on, mostly bemused! Three
 rest stops and just under 5 hours later I finished, and spent the afternoon
 chatting to people and enjoying the warm weather and later on welcoming the
 last of the walkers into camp. 

 Day 2 started with rocky terrain just outside the desert camp, so we picked
 our way through the rocks to the first rest stop. The sun was at full
 strength and there was very little shade most of the day...it was 35
 degrees. The medics at the rest stops kept a careful look out for signs of
 dehydration and there were podiatrists to take care of our feet. I mostly
 powered myself with copious amounts of heavily sweetened Moroccan tea. We
 ran along palm fringed tracks, dry riverbeds and through soft sand in
 places, which slowed everyone down. The flat landscape at the end allowed us
 to see the finish from quite a distance, and gave us that extra boost to
 carry on into the sand dunes and to the end. Finishing felt fantastic, and
 we lounged around the finish camp, enjoying the shade and some cold drinks.
 On the bus back to our camp we saw some camels, which completed our desert

 Many of the runners and walkers had raised money for good causes to come on
 the trip. The company that runs it is Action Challenge, who also ran the
 North Downs 50k (actually 52.75k) two weeks earlier. In that race you reach
 marathon distance going up Box Hill! The events are inclusive, in fact they
 are more designed for walkers than runners. I would highly recommend the
 Saharan Challenge for anyone that wants to test themselves in conditions
 very different to the UK and over two days. It was very well organised and
 they looked after everyone well on the trip.” 

 SNOWDON ULTRA 50 MILER  Saturday 12th October at Betws y coed
 Paul Ritchie reports:
 “On Saturday 12th October I took part in GB Ultras Snowdon Ultra 50 mile
 race.  This started from Betws y Coed at 6.15am heading through woodland to
 Capel Curig and then onto a bridleway for some km before heading uphill
 parallel to Tryfan and up to the shoulder of Glyder Fach.  Having made good
 time getting here I then undid all that by heading way off course, picking
 an unrunnable route (heather covered rocks and streams), adding in a good
 couple of km and to add insult to injury falling and snapping one of my

 Despite that I was still making reasonable time, and managed to regain some
 places on the good paths up and down a cloud-covered Snowdon.   The next up
 was a long slog back up Glyder Fach with rain now coming in and no
 visibility.  On over Glyder Fawr and a steep scree laden descent to a wet
 and treacherous Devil's Kitchen.  After another fall here (no harm done, but
 alarming some tourists) I was a bit more cautious down to Llyn Idwal, there
 finding a great runnable path down to the checkpoint at Ogwen Cottage,
 arriving in 12th place.
 From here, in much better weather now, there was a very steep climb up Pen
 yr Ole Wen (33% gradient) which was duly slow going.  On reaching the top, a
 marshal advised that the route was being shortened to miss Carnedds Daffyd
 and Llewellyn.  This was disappointing, but onwards and downwards back to
 the foot of Tryfan and the trail home.  Beyond Capel Curig there was a
 detour up to a couple of lakes and the final checkpoint.  With a sub-13 hour
 finish looking possible I pushed the pace a bit helped by some good forestry
 tracks in places, then back past the Ugly House and into the woods back to
 the finish at Betws y Coed.

 I finished in 5th (of 107 finishers, 33 DNF).  With the shortening of the
 course I suspect it probably ended up officially at about 75km, with about
 4000m of elevation.  For a hardy few, this was merely the halfway point as
 they set out again for another 50 miles.  Not on my list yet!”

 1   A Rogers (unatt)       11:35
 5   James Ritchie          12:59

 RUN THROUGH VICTORIA PARK 10k  Saturday 12th October
 1   L Ball (unatt)           34.59
 136 Roger Wallace            56.41

 Official results don’t include club names, so there are sure to have been
 more Ranelagh runners than these two:
 1   J Hoad (TH&H)            66.48 
 26  Carl Assmundson          79.32
 255 Neil Rae                 90.04     

 CHICAGO MARATHON  Sunday 13th October
 Paul Doyle ran an impressive negative split 3:10, John Rose finished in 3:29
 and Michael Morris cruised his way to a comfortable sub-4 finish that
 included time for three beer stops. Just a run at Tokyo stands between him
 and a Six Star medal for completing all the Abbott World Marathon Majors.

 1     L Cherono (Kenya)      2:05.45
 3338  Paul Doyle             3:10.48 
 7230  John Rose              3:29.39
 11985 Michael Morris         3:47.23 

 GUILDFORD 10k  Sunday 13th October
 1   R Sherwood (unatt)       33.22
 8   J Pick (unatt)           35.39  (1st woman)
 172 Kirsty Steel             46.01
 591 Keeley Phillips          54.53
 748 Colette Doran            56.58 

 TIRANA 10k  Sunday 13th October in  Tirana, Albania
 Rodney Oliver reports:
 “I am a frequent visitor to Albania, now aged 82, and I was able to take
 part in the local 10k. Half of the course was around a lake in the
 picturesque ‘Parku i Madhe’ ( Big Park) and the finish was in in Skanderbeg
 Square. The only criticism was that there were no kilometre markers. The
 Half Marathon was also run being twice around the 10k  course.
 The Kenyans dominated all the first three positions in both races. 42
 different nationalities took part, it was fine moderate weather with
 enthusiastic crowds and music! There were 2,500 competitors,1,620 in the

 1    H Kimaiyo (Kenya)       29.52
 1102 Rodney Oliver           75.20 

 CHISWICK HALF MARATHON  Sunday 20th October
 1   T Payne (Serp)           70.54
 9   Mark Herbert             81.01
 13  Dave Lawley              82.06

 YORKSHIRE MARATHON  Sunday 20th October in York
 Four good times at the York awayday.

 1   M Buckingham (Holmfirth) 2:21.42
 79  Ted Mockett              2:46.24
 102 Rich Kimber              2:49.43
 118 Rick Jenner              2:52.13
 236 James Whistler           3:01.28

 CALVER 15.4k TRAIL RACE  Sunday 20th October in Derbyshire
 1   L Luscombe (Liverpool)   1:05.22
 80  Peter Weir               1:31.57
 123 Karen Weir               1:39.05

 parkrun results...
 Follow this link for the latest Ranelagh results:. Then follow
 the “Previously” link at the bottom of the parkrun screen to access previous
 weeks’ results.     

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