**************************************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 220 6 July 2006 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com **************************************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ********************* * Nathan Mills and Mandy Westlake lead Ranelagh at the Harry Hawkes * Coad Cup 5 miles handicap and AGM on Tuesday 11th July * Tickets for the 125th Anniversary Dinner on sale next week SEE HERE ************* ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday 11th July starting at 8.30pm in the clubhouse Reports and accounts have been distributed by e-mail but some people have been unable to access the attachments. We think we have identified the problem, so if you have not successfully received them please let me know and I will try again. The meeting follows... COAD CUP SUMMER HANDICAP 5 miles Tuesday 11th July in Richmond Park. 7.15pm start. Our summer 5 miles canter in the Park. All members are invited and encouraged to attend both! RANELAGH 125th ANNIVERSARY DINNER Friday 29th September at York House Marina Quayle writes: "The tickets for the 125th anniversary dinner will be on sale from next week. The price per head is £45 and includes a three course dinner followed by guest speakers. The dress code is black tie and the venue is York House in Twickenham on Friday 29th September. There are only 100 tickets for sale and they will be on a first come first served basis". Contact Marina for more info: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. WANTED #1 St Mary's Richmond AC are desperate to find another 5000m runner for this Saturday's (July 8th) Southern League fixture at the Walton track. If you are interested, please contact Bob Sly (mailto:email@example.com or 01753 542545). WANTED #2 We are still looking for someone to look after the beginners / improvers group on Tuesday evenings. Male or female, no coaching experience needed, just enthusiasm! Please see Frances Ratchford at the clubhouse.. SUBSCRIPTIONS... ...for 2006-2007 were due in April, so if you haven't paid anything in the last few weeks you are probably now overdue. If you're not sure, please e-mail Membership Secretary Chris Owens at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Rates are: Adult £30, under 20 or Student £6, Family £60, over 60 AND retired £5, Country (Non-regular runner) £10. Please send or leave a cheque payable to Ranelagh Harriers, with a note of your name to: Membership Secretary Ranelagh Harriers 135a Petersham Road Richmond Surrey TW10 7AA RANELAGH ROAD GRAND PRIX The Harry Hawkes race on Sunday was the sixth event in our own summer Grand Prix series. The remaining ones are the Elmbridge 10km (July 23rd), the Wedding Day 7km (July 28th) and the Belgrave 5km (August 13th). 104 members already appear on the scoreboard, a full version of which can be seen on our website together with details of the races. Current leaders are: Open Trevor Maguire 42, Nathan Mills 36, Paul Doyle 34, Mick Lane 32, Phil Killingley 24, Tim Woods 24 M40 Trevor Maguire 27, Mick Lane 18, Marcus Gohar 11, Peter Weir 10, Colin Frew 9, Simon Burrell 7, Roger Wilson 7 M50 Tim Woods 15, Tom Reay 12, Alan Davidson 12, Mike Peace 10, John Hanscomb 8, Stephen Instone 8, Alan Craig 8 Women Marie Synnott-Wells 17, Mandy Westlake 14, Karen Broadbent 9, Deborah Blakemore 7, four runners on 6 points W40 Marie Synnott-Wells 18, Michele Gibson 14, Deborah Blakemore 12, Anje Lanting 6, Jo Turner 5, Lynne Barber 5 W50 Jane Wyatt 6, Sonia Rowland 6, Beverley Ali 5, Julie Naismith 5, Corinne Bishop 4, Beverly Walsh 3 SURREY ROAD LEAGUE The Dysart Dash was the third of the five League fixtures. In the men's competition the winning team scores 25 points, second 24 and so on. In the women's it is 22, 21 etc. The current standings are: Men 1= Stragglers 73 (25 + 24 + 24) 1= Ranelagh 73 (23 + 25 + 25) 3 South London 66 (24 + 22 + 20) 4 Dorking & MV 65 (21 + 23 + 24) Women 1 Stragglers 62 (19 + 22 + 21) 2 South London 59 (20 + 21 + 18) 3 Sutton R 58 (22 + 19 + 17) 8 Ranelagh 42 (0 + 20 + 22) Only the best four scores from the five races count. So our women can discard the zero scored at Sutton and still be right in contention if we score well at the remaining two races: the Elmbridge 10km on 23rd July and the Belgrave 5km on 13th August. The men are already in contention and will also be able to drop their weakest result. CLODAGH FAHY... ...writes: "In September I am leaving to work as a VSO volunteer (voluntary service overseas) in Malawi for one or possibly two years. I will be working with schools and related parties trying to improve education standards. I am trying to raise sponsorship for VSO before I go and I have created a 'just giving' website - www.justgiving.com/clodaghfahy." RUNNING THROUGH FRANCE AND SPAIN Neil Walford writes: "A few of us in Brighton are trying to organise a two week run next year through the length of France and Spain, with people joining either for part or all the run. We are keen to get some more participants - we need about 15 people in total. We start off in France with the daily mileage a bit higher as we have more daylight hours and also the terrain is flatter. We have a few mountain ranges to climb in Spain! I have based it on 8 minute miling as an average although this may be rather ambitious through Spain. Three runners will go off in the first vehicle starting at 06.30 and they will run 80 minutes each. They will be finished at 10.30 and will have the rest of the day free. The middle leg is 4 runners, starting at 10.30 and finishing at 15.50 and the last 3 runners start at 15.50 and finish at 20.30. We will mix runners up each day so that runners run different legs each day and will be running with different people each day if they so wish. This also means that we all get a chance to run in the 100 degree heat up a mountain at midday! The consensus of opinion is that people prefer hotels over camping. France shouldn't be too much of a problem as we finish in towns where there should be accommodation. However, in Spain we finish in some remote places so we may need to camp a few nights. The proposed dates are to start Saturday 12 May and finish Friday 25 May. Monday 28 May is a bank holiday which will allow 3 days rest at the end". If you are interested, contact Neil at mailto:email@example.com. ********************* WHAT'S COMING... ********************* More details of the following from Andy Bickerstaff ( mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Phil Aiken (07739 035189 / mailto: email@example.com ) or Anna McLaughlin (07971 606521 / mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org ). Tuesday 11th July Coad Cup 5 miles summer handicap in Richmond Park (7.15pm start) followed by AGM at the clubhouse. Sunday 23rd July Elmbridge 10km at Walton. 10.30am start. Details: www.elmbridgeroadrunners.co.uk. Surrey Slog Half Marathon. 10am start at Peaslake. Details: www.mabac.org.uk. Friday 28th July Wedding Day 7km. 7.30pm start in Bushy Park. Details: http://www.sportsystems.net/weddingday/Scripts/default.asp. This is always a popular event and there will most probably be no entries available on the day. Sunday 13th August Belgrave 5km. 10am start in Wimbledon. Details: www.surreyaaa.org.uk/forms/5k_2006.pdf. Every Saturday Bushy Park Time Trial. 9am start at the Diana Fountain car park. See www.bptt.net for details. WHAT'S HAPPENED... *************************** HARRY HAWKES 8 miles Sunday 2nd July at Thames Ditton Anna McLaughlin reports: "The Ranelagh contingent was not as numerous as in previous years, possible due to the heat, but that should not take away from the great racing by those that did brave the scorching sun! My first sighting (and for some my only sighting) was just after Kingston Bridge at approx 2 miles into the race... first through from Ranelagh was Nathan, looking strong and leading the chasing pack (the first three runners having already been strung out and gone racing ahead)... and then it was a steady stream of the infamous blue vest of Richmond! Some were looking good and some looked to be suffering already, but all of them managed either a smile, a wave or both! My support was mainly based around the middle of the field (where John was putting in his final race strategy practice before Ironman Germany in a couple of weeks), so sadly I didn't get a chance to see everyone finish, but there was a great camaraderie from all the runners which made my disappointment at not running a little easier!" Thames Hare and Hounds were out in force as usual for this race which doubles as their club road running championship. But Nathan Mills put in another solid run to get up amongst them in 8th place, and with Trevor Maguire 14th and Peter Weir 22nd we filled third team place. Our leading woman - 11th overall - was Mandy Westlake. BUSHY PARK TIME TRIAL 5km Saturday 1st July It was already hot at 9am but there were PBs from Andy Morris and Phil Aiken. 1 J Kiptanui (Kenya) 16.39 22 Andy Morris 19.46 26 Darren Wood 19.58 38 Chris Wright 20.45 41 Roger Wilson 20.54 48 Phil Aiken 21.13 59 Adam Wright 21.59 71 Alfie Purdue 22.49 79 Martin Clark 23.20 112 Steve McClune 25.45 115 Gill Wilson 26.32 129 John Hanscomb 27.17 DORNEY DASH 10km Saturday 1st July It was even hotter by 10am and there is no spot of shade on the Dorney Lake course. Graham Quick and Pete Warren finished 4th in the over 40 and over 60 categories. 1 P Gregory (V of Ayls) 33.21 14 Graham Quick 37.31 148 Pete Warren 44.07 153 Steve Rowland 44.21 252 Clive Naish 47.44 259 Sonia Rowland 47.51 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 30th June in Hyde Park 1 R Cousens (London H) 15.23 65 Alan Davidson 20.08 139 Mike Rowland 24.56 164 John Hanscomb 27.22 LONDON RUN 10km Sunday 2nd July 1 P Makau (Kenya) 29.52 143 Kevin Jacques 42.08 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles Handicap Wednesday 5th July at Woking 1 A Eady (Thames H&H) 25.43 (actual time 24.28) 7 Alan Davidson 26.47 (actual time 18.17) 16 Steve Rowland 27.22 (actual time 17.52) 21 Sonia Rowland 27.31 (actual time 20.46) FINALLY... 'Athletics Weekly' reports on a survey carried out by Cancer Research UK to ascertain the UK's favourite song to run to. 'Eye of the Tiger' comes out on top, followed by 'Don't Stop Me Now'. 'Keep on Running' is down in 5th place just ahead of the ubiquitous 'Chariots of Fire'.