**************************************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 214 11 May 2006 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org **************************************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ********************* * Phil Killingley and Paul Doyle 2nd and 3rd in Sutton 10km * Liz Kipling and Sonia Rowland 3rd and 5th in Hogsmill Ladies 5 miles * Tim Woods 3rd in Regents Park 10km * Richmond Half Marathon on Sunday SEE HERE ************ RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 14th May If you're quick there's still time to enter our Half Marathon taking place on Sunday. The race incorporates the Surrey championship. Start is at our clubhouse at 8.30am. If you're not running but can spare an hour or two please come along to help out in some capacity. Whether running or helping aim to arrive no later than 8am and bear in mind that, with several hundred runners descending on us, parking is not going to be easy! Bev Ali adds: "Ann Murray and I both have numbers for the Richmond half that we are not going to use. I will be early at the start and will leave them at the help desk for anyone who wants to change the registration for them". RICHMOND HALF MARATHON MARSHALLING INSTRUCTIONS If you are helping out on Sunday and haven't picked up a copy of the marshalling instructions, they are tacked on to the end of this e-news. GOOD RUN GUIDE Louise Piears writes: "www.GoodRunGuide.co.uk has now gone live. For a £10 yearly subscription members have access to a database of scenic training routes with all the guides necessary to run them with confidence. Also planned is a section that will 'fly through' a selection of forthcoming and recent race routes in the area. Thank you to those Ranelagh members who tested the site for us and gave us valuable feedback, much of which has been used to improve the site or will be included in the near future. Of course anyone who has helped us with the coming together of this site or who is willing to help us in the future (route suggestions etc.) will be given a membership refund". GAZETTE The latest Ranelagh Harriers Gazette has been published and there are copies in the clubhouse now. Please help yourself to one and add your name to the list. The remainder will be sent out shortly. DORKING 10 MILES This will be on Sunday 4th June starting at 10am. It is the Surrey 10 miles championship and features in our Grand Prix and the Surrey Road League. BUILDING FUND DRAW Winners of the draw at the Baker Cup supper were: Tom Reay (£139), Wyn Williams (£58) and Sharon Cook (£35). Peter Trainor reports that a total of £684 was paid out in prizes in the last year, with a similar amount going into the club's building fund. If you'd like to take part it will cost you just a tenner a year. Contact Peter at mailto:email@example.com. JOHN'S GARAGE SALE John Atkinson is moving to Canada shortly and has a couple of items he would like to sell before he goes: "The first is a single orthopaedic mattress - a Dorlux Ortho Classic no less - which was bought in 2003 for around £200 and has had less than 12 months total use. It is an excellent mattress, still in fine condition and a steal at £80ono. It would need collecting (from East Sheen). Item two is a Matsui VCR, bought for about £50 18 months ago. Has also had limited use - and is also in pristine condition. I'm just after around £20 for this (any less & I may as well give it away). If either are of interest to anyone, e-mail me: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07719 433376". NBFA 5km Sunday 4th June in Bushy Park As if there weren't enough 5kms in Bushy Park....we've been asked to mention this event which aims to raise money for the National Benevolent Fund for the Aged. Entry is £6.50, start time is 10am. ********************* WHAT'S COMING... ********************* More details of the following from Andy Bickerstaff ( mailto: email@example.com ) or Phil Aiken (07739 035189 / mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Anna McLaughlin (07971 606521 / mailto: email@example.com ). Sunday 14th May Richmond Half Marathon. 8.30am start from the Ranelagh clubhouse. Details on our website. Saturday 20th May Green Belt Relay Day 1 Hampton Court to Blackmore Sunday 21st May Green Belt Relay Day 2 Blackmore to Ham Monday 22nd May Masters Track League from 6.30pm at Battersea Park Sunday 4th June Dorking 10 miles. See above. Every Saturday Bushy Park Time Trial. 9am start at the Diana Fountain car park. See www.bptt.net for details. WHAT'S HAPPENED... *************************** SUTTON 10km Sunday 7th May at Beddington Park Phil Killingley found South London's regular race winner Stuart Major too strong for him but ran a good race to finish second just 13 seconds in arrears. Nearly half a minute back Paul Doyle returned from injury with a solid run to finish in an isolated 3rd place - repeating last year's result but half a minute faster this time. HOGSMILL LADIES 5 miles Sunday 7th May at West Ewell Conditions at the Hogsmill were humid, though overnight rain had left some sections of the multi-terrain course a little slippery. Epsom's Emily Nelson was a class apart from the rest of the field and crossed the line over two minutes clear - but she could not seriously challenge Sarah Smith's course record of 29.31 set last year. The front of the race was well spread out, and the three lead bikes that had been laid on proved to be vital - especially with local kids attempting to sabotage the direction signs! Liz Kipling overcame a cold to finish 3rd and Sonia Rowland was the leading over 50 in 5th. Sadly Ann Murray turned her ankle badly in the closing stages and was unable to finish. 1 E Nelson (Epsom & E) 29.56 3 Liz Kipling 32.52 5 Sonia Rowland 36.00 74 Juliette Chan 46.10 95 Lorna Smith 48.15 135 Deborah Blakemore 50.57 147 Beverly Walsh 53.24 157 Cindy Croucher 54.27 REGENTS PARK 10km Saturday 6th May Tim Woods put in a very impressive run to move into 3rd place in our over 50s ranking list. 1 M Taylor (WSEH) 34.29 3 Tim Woods 35.06 PARKLAND RELAY Wednesday 3rd May in Richmond Park A mixed bag of our Wednesday-nighters took part in this event organised by Thames Hare and Hounds. 1 Belgrave 63.07 8 Ranelagh 68.03 Rob Stillwell 16.54 Andy Bickerstaff 16.49 Andrew McLauchlan 16.56 Chris Owens 17.24 15 Ranelagh/Stragglers 73.33 Graham Brook 16.51 Andy Morris 19.32 Ian Foster 20.32 Graham Brook 16.38 30 Ranelagh Mixed 82.04 Michele Gibson 20.55 Andy Hayward 19.41 Sue Ashley 21.12 Andy Hayward 20.16 KESWICK HALF MARATHON Sunday 30th April Chris Read reports: "The normal Keswick team of Bob Beatson, John Hanscomb, David Rowntree and me was this year strengthened by the addition of Evelyn Joslin, running at Keswick for the first time. The day got off to a bad start for David as he discovered his wife had driven off with his running shoes. Fortunately John had a spare pair and their feet are the same size. We started the race in bright sunshine. About half way through it clouded over and the cool overcast conditions were perfect for running. I did 1.32.49, which was about what I had expected. Bob did 1.41.41. Evelyn, treating the race as a training run for the Ranelagh Half Marathon, did 1.53.13. John showed no ill effects from the previous week's London Marathon, to record a time of 2.03.33. John's spare shoes really did the trick for David. His time was 2.10.02, more than 20 minutes quicker than last year. The afternoon was spent on a boat trip, offering as it did good company, beautiful views and most importantly of all no need to move our legs". 1 A Hilton (York Acorn) 1.12.25 57 Chris Read 1.32.49 159 Bob Beatson 1.41.41 284 Evelyn Joslin 1.53.13 383 John Hanscomb 2.03.33 423 David Rowntree 2.10.02 PEDNOR 5 miles Monday 1st May at Amersham Mick Lane was the leading vet. 1 O Jones (Chiltern) 26.42 7 Mick Lane 28.34 LONDON MARATHON Sunday 23rd April We missed Charlie Pedlar from our results in the last e-news. He improved his PB by 5 minutes to record 2.56.39 for 901st. Ken Fotherby's 2.56.26 ranks him 6th in our over 50s marathon ranking list, one place and two minutes behind his dad's performance 23 years ago! Mini-Marathon Anna Mallett reports on her first mini-marathon: "I got up at six on a drizzly, misty, grey Sunday, wondering why on earth I had agreed to do this, and cycled to Twickenham to get on the team coach along with about 50 other people doing the mini-marathon. We arrived at a big car park, which was also our starting area, where the 13-14 year old girls walked about, warmed up and talked for an hour and a half, before moving onto the start line. There were a few nerves, but everyone was excited about the race and glad to get out of the car park. We were the second-to-last group to run, as the 11-12's went after us. An official counted down to the start, which never seemed to come, while we stood cursing on the line, wondering why we had ever wanted to do this and why the start seemed really soon but wouldn't actually arrive. After Cherie Blair set us off there was a crazy sprint along the tunnel, which soon (not soon enough) slowed down to a steadier pace. The race seemed to be endless, but eventually the sign came which said 800m to go. Even that bit seemed to go on forever, but finally Birdcage Walk turned the corner past Buckingham Palace, and the finish was in sight. We all got a medal as we crossed the line, although I could hardly talk and had to make do with giving the officials a grateful look. We were also excited to hear that Nadia Fidler had won her age group's borough section. I thought it was really a great experience, and I would definitely like to do it again next year, so I suppose I have to keep on training..." BUSHY PARK TIME TRIAL 5km Saturday 29th April Another new record this week, with 163 finishers. In the 2006 BPTT League table, Darren Wood and Chris Wright are in 3rd and 6th place in the men's event and Gill Wilson is 2nd in the women's. 1 M Pierson (Holmfirth) 15.37 22 John Atkinson 18.59 27 Clive Beauvais 19.28 31 Darren Wood 19.41 37 Chris Camacho 19.58 39 Chris Hunton 20.05 42 Roger Wilson 20.10 44 Chris Wright 20.25 80 Edward Smith 22.13 84 Jo Turner 22.40 85 Paul Bisping 22.43 88 George Hutchinson 22.46 90 Holy Clemens 22.48 112 Alan Craig 24.31 113 Gill Wilson 24.32 BUSHY PARK TIME TRIAL 5km Saturday 6th May On another fine morning for running, Aldershot's Matthew Ashton finished only 10 seconds outside the course record. Nick Wright and Kerry Anley bounced back from their London Marathon efforts to record substantial PBs and there were improvements too from Marc Snaith, Chris Wright, Paul Bisping, Evelyn Joslin and Kerrie O'Connor. 1 M Ashton (AFD) 14.49 6 Nick Wright 17.25 9 Marc Snaith 17.44 17 John Atkinson 18.11 18 Andrew Forth 18.28 23 Darren Wood 18.52 39 Kerry Anley 19.40 58 Chris Wright 20.22 88 Paul Bisping 21.53 92 Evelyn Joslin 22.03 116 Kerrie O'Connor 23.35 135 John Hanscomb 26.09 RON WHEELER 2.6 miles handicap Wednesday 26th April at Wapping 1 C Applegate (Equitas) 16.24 (actual time 16.24) 9 Andy Hayward 18.02 (actual time 16.02) 10 Alan Davidson 18.04 (actual time 16.04) LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 28th April in Hyde Park 1 O Edwards (Shaft B) 15.34 65 Alan Davidson 20.10 167 John Hanscomb 26.52 BARRY JONES 5 miles Monday 1st May at Wimbledon 1 I Horrocks (Herc W) 26.12 38 Sue Ashley 37.54 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 3rd May at Woking 1 D Lott (Unatt) 25.16 (actual time 25.16) 24 Steve Rowland 27.05 (actual time 17.20) 31 Sonia Rowland 27.30 (actual time 20.30) 33 Alan Davidson 27.37 (actual time 18.30) FINALLY... Take a look at http://www.athleticsdata.com/. It seems to be an extraordinarily ambitious undertaking to list records for every race and every athlete who meets Athletics Weekly's standards for publication. Some 30 Ranelagh names are included in the Athletes directory, and a very peculiar mix they are too. EXTRA...MARSHALLING INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUNDAY Please will all marshalls take their mobile phones. Will all marshalls email their phone number to Robin firstname.lastname@example.org before Saturday night. If you cannot make your marshalling post in time please phone Robin as soon as you realise. The start is at 8:30am. The lead runner will be running at approx 5:15 miling Please be at your position at least 15 minutes before the lead runner is due. Water station staff need to be there at least 60 minutes before the lead runner is expected. I can tell you what time this will be if you have not been told already. Please give clear unambiguous directions to approaching runners. They can't tell what you are thinking so show them which way to go. Serious medical emergencies should be first notified to 999. Any other problems medical or otherwise should be phoned through to Robin or Alan so that we can notify St John's Ambulance or send other help. Please tell us your position. Put our numbers in your phone Robin 07986 105086 Alan 07791 478092 If you see a runner behaving in a dangerous or discourteous manner please write down their number and report it to me or Alan so that we know before the end of the race. You are in control and they must do what you say. You must stay at your post until discharged by tail bike after the last runner goes through. As soon as you are discharged please move to your next assigned post with whoever you are getting/giving a lift to, or on your bike. Cyclists remember that you can cross the Thames at Teddington Lock. If these instructions are unclear or contradict what you have been told by Alan please phone or email Robin: 020 8979 8279 (Home) 07986 105086 (Mobile) email@example.com If you are at all unclear where you are supposed to be marshalling or what you have to do then contact me immediately. Please check that you are marshalling once or twice Do not delay in moving to your next position Timing is critical and there is not much leeway. It may be SUNNY at the weekend Please take sunblock and water with you. Enjoy and a huge thank you from me, Alan and Ranelagh. We can't do it without you!