RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 106 10 JULY 2003
Web site: www.ranelagh-harriers.com
Heartiest congratulations to Margaret Auerback who exceeded her own
expectations by striking gold on Friday in the World Masters Track
Championships in Puerto Rico. She narrowly held off Czech and German rivals
to finish first in the W55 5000 metres in a time of 21.00.42.
COAD CUP Wednesday July 16th at 6.45pm
Next Wednesday, July 16th, is our summer cross-country handicap over 5 miles
in Richmond Park. All members are most welcome to take part. Try to be at
the clubhouse no later than 6.30pm or go direct to the start at the usual
place by Sidmouth Wood opposite Pembroke Lodge.
BRICKMAKERS ARMS MARATHON RELAY at Windlesham Saturday July 12th.
There may be one or two places left in our teams if you fancy a short 2.6
miles spin around the country lanes this Saturday. Contact Mike Peace
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday July 9th
AGM news next week!
HARRY HAWKES 8 MILES Sunday July 6th at Thames Ditton
Thames Hare and Hounds arrived in some force to take the top three places
but there was another sound effort from Paul Doyle in 4th place and another
vets prize for Mick Lane who was only just over a minute behind Paul.
Stephen Instone continued his good form to duck inside 6 minute miling in
14th place and with Mike Peace 25th we finished as second team - behind
Thames of course.
Eileen Church was second in the women's race less than a minute behind the
winner and she, Thérèse, Evelyn and Frances were third team.
Lurking near the back of the field could be found Robin Montgomery in his
first race since 1996.
Mr Hawkes's race was the seventh event in the club road Grand Prix series.
There were no changes at the top of the tables but Mick Lane continues to
creep up on Stephen Instone in the over 40 category. Leading scores:
Open: Paul Doyle 69, Stephen Instone 48, Mike Peace 45, Mick Lane 41,
Eileen Church 29, Simon Lawrence 27, Peter Haarer 24, Darryl McDonald 24,
Grant Lemke 18, Paul Graham 16, Evelyn Joslin 14, Gareth Davies 13, John
Over 40: Stephen Instone 30, Mick Lane 23, Simon Lawrence 20, Bob
Beatson 7, Marcus Gohar 6, David Powell 6, Ken Fotherby 6
Over 50: Mike Peace 35, John Hanscomb 19, David Meaden 15, Tom Reay 10,
Alan Meaden 10, Alan Davidson 9, Chris Owens 6, John Hughes 6
Women: Eileen Church 28, Evelyn Joslin 18, Sarah Seal 12, Thérèse
Panetta 12, Marlene Pautard 6, Teresa Segovia 6, Bridget Cuthbert 6.
87 members have now finished at least one of the GP races. Can we crack the
ton? Get your entries in now for the Wedding Day race! Full scoresheets and
details of the remaining fixtures can be found on our website.
NORTH DOWNS 30km Sunday June 29th
Andy Hayward reports:
"The race was on the same day as the Dysart Dash. There were 363 finishers
within the four and a half hour time limit. It was a beautiful off road
course, starting and finishing in Gravesend, based around the North Downs
Way in Kent, mainly on footpaths through open fields and woodlands; hilly
and very hot on the day, although we were fortunate that a lot of the course
was in shaded woodland. It reminded me of the Blackheath Harriers Mob Match
course, only much longer. For anyone who has run this one before, the course
was changed a little this year because of a different venue for the
start/finish. Most regulars were saying that this was a tougher course, but
the only other time I ran it (1998) it seemed that it was hillier then (or
maybe I'm fitter now?). A very enjoyable run, and recommended as a long
summer race for those missing the cross country season!"
1 B Royden (Medway&M) 1.57.03
32 Keith Firkin 2.19.15
64 Andy Hayward 2.30.50
In conjunction with Richmond Council Sports Development Team, we are
organising an introductory athletics course for youngsters this summer. To
quote from the leaflet, "a course of coached athletics, fun and games,
enabling young people of all abilities aged between 10 and 14 years to
practice and improve their running, jumping and throwing skills". The five
sessions are every Saturday from July 19th to August 16th at Barn Elms track
and the cost is £25 per head. See our web site for a copy of the
More details of the following from Andy Bickerstaff (07966 552302 /
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Sarah Seal (020 8995 2380 /
mailto:email@example.com ). See our web site for details and scores in
the Ranelagh Road Grand Prix.
Wednesday July 16th Coad Cup 5 miles handicap in Richmond Park. 6.45pm
start. Our summer cross-country handicap. All members are welcome.
Sunday July 20th Elmbridge 10km at Walton. Start 10.30am. Race 8 in
the Ranelagh Grand Prix series 2003. Entry form can be downloaded from
Friday July 25th Wedding Day 7km in Bushy Park, Teddington.
7.30pm start. Race 9 in the Ranelagh Grand Prix series 2003. An excellent
flat traffic-free race for all, experienced and beginners alike. Those
entered last year should have received an entry form in the post; otherwise
they can be downloaded from www.stragglers.org
There will be no entries on the day.
Sunday August 10th Surrey 5km at Wimbledon, 10am start. Race 10 in the
Ranelagh Grand Prix series 2003. Entry forms in the clubhouse or send your
details to Derek Crookes, 209 Lynmouth Avenue, Morden, Surrey SM4 4RX. Fee
£3 payable to Surrey CAA.
Saturday August 16th South Downs Way Relay. Optional alternative dates
Sunday August 17th and Saturday August 30th (Not all teams have to run the
same day). Teams of three or more. Let me know if you're interested in
Bored with the same old races? Need a change of scene? Why not try the St
Helena Island Festival of Running in September? St Helena in the South
Atlantic is one of the remotest islands in the world, reachable only by a
five day sea voyage from South Africa. They plan a 10km, a half marathon and
a marathon, plus a race up the 699 step Jacob's Ladder.
Richmond Park will never be the same...
Tel: 01926 318734
Fax: 0870 4006901