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*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 357 5 August 2011 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ranelagh wins mob match trophy in Wedding Day 7km * Marc Snaith and Marie Synnott-Wells are our first finishers * Howard Gleave and Sonia Rowland win M50 and W55 prizes * Ted Mockett and Marie Synnott-Wells are our first finishers in the Elmbridge 10km * Chris Owens wins the English M55 triathlon title * parkrun placings for Lara Werrett and Gill Wilson * Final Road GP and League event is the Wimbledon 5km on Sunday 14th August - but beware road closures SEE HERE ******** RANELAGH GAZETTE We have revived the club magazine which has not been published for four or five years. The newly published edition covers only the past year but work is already underway to produce interim editions to cover the whole period since the last edition. Copies of the new Gazette are available for collection at the clubhouse - please help yourself and add your name to the list to confirm you have a copy. If you are not likely to get to the clubhouse in the near future and would like a copy sent to you, please send an e-mail to the e-news editor steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com with your postal address. RANELAGH ROAD GRAND PRIX The Wedding Day 7km was the ninth event of the ten that make up our 2011 Road GP. The current leader board looks like this: Open: Duncan Mallison 67, Trevor Maguire 52, Marie Synnott-Wells 46, Chris Bundhun 45, Bill Neely 39, Marc Snaith 33 Men Over 40: Trevor Maguire 31, Simon Burrell 21, Chris Read 20 Men Over 50: Bill Neely 25, John Ricketts 20, Steve Rowland 12, Howard Gleave 12 Women: Marie Synnott-Wells 48, Wiebke Kortum 17, Heather Martingell 10 Women Over 40: Marie Synnott-Wells 48, Wiebke Kortum 23, Heather Martingell 18 Women Over 50: Penny Merrett 33, Sonia Rowland 18, Michele Gibson 15 The full scoreboard is here: . The final event is the Perseverance Wimbledon 5km on Sunday 14th August - see below. PERSEVERANCE WIMBLEDON DASH 5km Sunday 14th August The final event in our road Grand Prix and the Surrey Road League is the Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km on Sunday 14th August starting at 9.30am. Details:. This race also forms the county 5km championship. League presentations will be made after the race - this year there will be medals for the second and third finishers in the individual categories as well as plaques for the winners. Team-wise we are currently placed 7th in the men's league and 6th in the women's. Individually, Marie Synnott-Wells already has the women's over 45 title in the bag; also in the running for medals are Trevor Maguire (men's over 40), David Meaden (men's over 60) and Penny Merrett (women's over 55). Complete league tables are here: Note that the test event for the Olympic cycling road race also takes place on Sunday 14th. There will be road closures, including Richmond Park, which will affect travel. See our website here: for more information. RICHMOND PARK TRAIL RUN Tuesday 9th August The Richmond Park Trail Run 10km, organised by South London Orienteers, takes place next Tuesday starting at 7.30pm. In recent years SLOW have borrowed our HQ for the event, but this year it is being held from the Alexandra pub in Park Road, about a quarter of a mile from Kingston Gate. This is the race HQ, but the start and finish will be inside the Park. Trail Runs are a sort of hybrid between orienteering and cross-country. Each runner carries a map and has to visit a series of controls - but as all the competitors start together there is an element of "follow my leader", at least in the earlier stages of the race. You can elect to run alone or in twos or threes etc. The main event is 10km but there is also a 6km for those who might prefer it. More details including on-line entry here:. Entry fee is 5 and entries are accepted on the day. SOUTH WEST LONDON ATHLETICS NETWORK NEWS Kate Brook sends the following: 1 There are two Endurance Level 2 Officials courses coming up - Endurance Level 2 & Risk Assessment Courses- 20 per person or book both Endurance & Risk assessment modules at these courses at a discounted price of 30 Middlesex - Sat 27th August 2011 Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, North London, NW4 4BTN SO0135RA- 10am-1pm SO0135END - 1.30pm- 4pm Details: Endurance Level 2 & Risk Assessment Courses- 20 per person or book both Endurance & Risk assessment modules at these courses at a discounted price of 30 Surrey- Sat 1st October 2011 Park House, Randalls Rd, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 0AH SO0136RA - 10am-1pm SO0136END - 1.30pm- 4pm Details: 2 Further information regarding this year's South Coaching Conference has gone live on the England Athletics Website. The conference, which takes place October 1st 2011 at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, will mark 300 days to go until the start of London 2012. * To see more information about this year's Coaching Conferences please visit: www.englandathletics.org/coaching-conferences * To directly access information specific to the South Coaching Conference please visit: www.englandathletics.org/south-coach-conference * To book your place online, please visit: www.englandathletics.org/south-coach-booking Please note that the deadline for booking on to this conference is 2nd September 2011. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 mailto ( mdsnaith5@hotmail.com ) or Marie Synnott-Wells (07983 430264 (After 5pm Weekdays) Home: 020-8286 3530 / mailto nandmwells@aol.com ) Tuesday 9th August Richmond Park Trail Run 10km. 7.30pm start - see above. Sunday 14th August Perseverance Wimbledon 5km. 9.30am start - see above. Saturday 3rd September Opening Run and Thomas Cup 3.8 miles handicap in Richmond Park Saturday 10th September Surrey Road Relay Championships at Wimbledon Park parkruns every Saturday at 9am Bushy Park Diana Fountain car park Richmond Park Richmond Gate Wimbledon Common Windmill car park Banstead Woods Car park off B2219 Park Lane, Chipstead Bedfont Lakes Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Ashford, Middlesex Kingston The Hawker Centre Old Deer Park Pools in the Park on the A316 Other venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.com The 2km junior parkrun for under 15s takes place at 11am on the first Sunday of each month from Bushy Park's Teddington Gate. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** ELMBRIDGE 10km 24th July at Walton It was a warm day at Walton, which goes some way to account for the slowish times. Ted Mockett was our first finisher but we were represented at the prize giving by Marie Synnott-Wells, who was the first over 45, and Alan Howard, who was the first over 70. Duncan Mallison maintained his position at the top of the Grand Prix standings, extending his lead over Trevor Maguire - who was absent today - to 13 points. Trevor and an injured Bill Neely stayed at the head of the over 40 and over 50 table respectively. Marie Synnott-Wells looks set to win the women's and over 40 titles and Penny Merrett is well clear in the over 50s. WEDDING DAY 7km Friday 29th July in Bushy Park It's becoming traditional to start the Wedding Day report by congratulating ourselves for winning the Father Onn Mob Match Plate. This goes to the club with the greatest number of finishers (excluding organising club Stragglers) and we came out on top for the fourth year in succession. This year we can count 52 Ranelagh names in the results, six more than last year. Well done everyone! Our Captain Marc Snaith ran well to lead our pack in 14th place just 100 metres or so ahead of Chris Bundhun who is returning to fitness after turning his ankle a few weeks ago. Howard Gleave was next, in his first race since completing the Richmond Park Marathon in May. Howard was nursing a sore knee but ran strongly to win the over 50s category by more than a minute. Chris Owens and John Ricketts filled third and fifth places in the over 50s. Right behind Howard was Paul Doyle and he was hotly pursued by Ted Mockett, David Rowe and Mark Herbert. In the women's race Marie Synnott-Wells finished fifth overall and placed second in the over 45 category. Daniela Mingham and Michelle Davies were our next finishers and a little further back Sonia Rowland won the first over 55 prize. Finally, a special mention for Kate Blakey and Andy Woodhouse who ran together in "wedding dress and morning suit" to celebrate their own wedding which takes place this Friday. Congratulations Kate and Andy! SURREY SLOG HALF MARATHON Sunday 24th July at Ewhurst 1 P Wright (Tadworth) 1:27.07 114 Wiebke Kortum 2:04.07 DOWN TOW UP FLOW THAMES TOWPATH HALF MARATHON Sunday 24th July at Marlow 1 R Shute (Reading RR) 1:17.45 197 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 1:49.18 248 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 1:53.41 DARTFORD HALF MARATHON Sunday 24th July 1 D Lacy (Camb H) 1:11.33 (chip time 1:11.33) 610 Marina Quayle 2:13.33 (2:12.57) SELF-TRANSCENDENCE 3 x 1 mile Relay Monday 25th July in Battersea Park Alan Davidson reports: "The O/60 record was smashed by a relay team that comprised two Ranelagh and a Mornington man. I was amongst the runners turning up without a team so three of us got together and having decided we weren't a dream team I suggested we ran as the Team in a Dream. I had a chat to Bill Harvey as we both ran third legs although he had such a big start on me I couldn't run him down. Quite an effort on behalf of the organisers to be able to log individual times and I can confirm mine was accurate." 1 London Frontrunners 14.30 33 Mornington 60+ 21.05 (S Satchell 6.47, John Pratt 6.44, Bill Harvey 7.34) 34 Team in a Dream 21.07 (A Mundy 6.07, E Bartlett 8.17, Alan Davidson 6.43) HAMMERSMITH 3.3 miles handicap Tuesday 26th July Alan Davidson writes: "Today I ran the Hammersmith Riverside handicap. I don't know the winner or his time but I was 3rd fastest in 23.17 - perhaps I was too overcome when receiving a medal for having run the race 150 times (quantity sometimes wins out over quality!)." LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 29th July at Hyde Park 1 A Pilcher (Derby) 15.34 31 Mick Lane 18.48 107 Alan Davidson 22.35 207 John Hanscomb 32.53 SELF TRANSCENDENCE 10km Saturday 30th July in Battersea Park 1 K Quinn (AFD) 31.32 127 Pete Warren 48.32 DURBERVILLE DASH 10km Saturday 30th July at Wool Alan Davidson reports: "I headed for Wool on Saturday for the Durberville Dash 10k. I was however tired and sore and not able to dash. Regrettably the sky was grey at Wool (unlike home) and the course not like the nearby Maiden Castle race but the multi-terrain took in thatched cottages in the village, woods with masses of tree root trip hazards, forest trails with some slippery clay, an open heathland section with views but loose stone paths and quiet road sections. It was hard work trying to spot the directional arrows to keep on course and a woman who ran near me for the last 5k kept saying 'Are we on the right track' or 'Which way do we go' while I was thinking 'Your guess is as good as mine'. Thankfully we kept to the route and she thanked me for helping her complete it but she was disappointed when I said it definitely wasn't 10k. My time in the results I checked on the website showed me as 45.14 whereas on that course in my tired state I would have been nearer 50 mins - and surprisingly she is shown finishing 16 seconds before me when we ran in together!" 1 M Lascelles (Maid N) 34.59 48 Alan Davidson 45.14 ENGLISH AGE GROUP TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSIPS Sunday 31st July at Milton Keynes Chris Owens reports: "Scotsman wins English Triathlon Champs Shock Horror!! I wasn't troubling the fit people at the front, but it was a good improvement in my best time at the Milton Keynes Triathlon on Sunday - which turned out to be the ENGLISH Tri Champs. However, as a member, even Scots qualify for the medals...Usefully the early (7.30) start also meant that the racing was over well before the temperature soared." 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run 1 M Threlfall (Bath) 1:54.25 (Swim 18.29, T1 0.53, Bike 60.58, T2 0.36, Run 33.31) 98 Chris Owens 2:15.46 - 1st M55 (23.55, 1.31, 69.13, 1.46, 39.22) SELF TRANSCENDENCE 2 miles Monday 1st August in Battersea Park 1 M Cummings (HHH) 9.50 39 Alan Davidson 13.56 54 Bill Harvey 16.40 MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles Tuesday 2nd August on Wimbledon Common This Tuesday evening race attracted a goodly crowd to venture across the A3 to Wimbledon Common. Heather Martingell writes: "Kirsty and I remarked on how well marshalled and how encouraging they were. The course was slightly shorter than usual (can't remember if it was due to a fallen tree or similar that caused the alteration).There was the added highlight of tiny hurdles (some football goal post frames across the field part of the course). There's a fabulous new clubhouse. Lucky them. Delicious (free) spread afterwards. Top evening." 1 M Donnery (Epsom O) 26.09 101 James Barber 40.08 103 Tom Reay 40.13 107 Heather Martingell 40.29 109 Sue Camp 40.36 124 Paul Martingell 42.01 129 Kirsty Bangham 42.49 131 Tony Clark 43.16 137 Marina Quayle 44.32 146 Lynne Barber 46.00 154 Hannah Davies 48.06 157 Lorna Smith 48.39 166 Deborah Blakemore 50.55 167 Stacey Barber 50.55 170 Lloyd Camp 52.00 174 Annemarie Goodridge 53.00 176 Tanya Allen 53.31 183 Liz Everett 55.43 185 Deirdre Inman 55.49 188 Cindy Croucher 56.52 1 lap (2.5 miles) 1 M Daniels (Wimb W) 22.52 26 Pat Hewlett 36.20 27 May Nadir 36.34 30 Peter Martingell 38.52 31 Yvonne Howie 39.09 32 Margaret Nilsen-Fehn 42.41 39 Mary O'Donoghue 53.05 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 3rd August at Woking Steve Rowland made good use of the generous handicap he received after running extraordinarily slowly last month... 1 Steve Rowland 24.21 (actual time 20.36) 4 Sonia Rowland 26.34 (21.04) 14 Jim Forrest 27.15 (23.00) 22 Alan Davidson 28.30 (22.00) MILE TIME TRIAL Wednesday 3rd August at Iffley Road, Oxford Peter Haarer recorded 4:40.72. RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd July Lara Werrett was third woman home. 1 D Afshar (West 4) 17.19 5 Ted Mockett 18.29 18 Steven Jack 20.06 33 Lara Werrett 21.05 65 Gary McKeown 23.00 66 Tomas Sterner 23.08 72 Yvonne Rice-Oxley 23.21 110 Ally Salisbury 25.18 119 Louise Davies 25.48 133 Rob Kitchen 26.43 140 Philippa Kitchen 27.00 147 Zinny Gavars 27.18 196 Penny Merrett 31.20 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd July 1 N Phillips (AFD) 16.09 7 Nathan Mills 17.17 19 Andrew Forth 18.36 23 David Rowe 18.51 160 Ian Grange 22.45 218 Alex Fordham 23.38 401 Peter Fordham 26.50 424 Tamsin Burland 27.11 609 John Hanscomb 32.40 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd July 1 J Cox (San Dom) 18.42 7 Chris Camacho 21.00 11 Alan Davidson 22.24 35 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 33.03 WORMWOOD SCRUBS parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd July Gill Wilson finished 2nd woman. 1 E Marriott (unatt) 20.22 5 Luke Wilson 21.38 15 Gill Wilson 26.19 16 Roger Wilson 27.28 BANSTEAD WOODS parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd July 1 T Holden (SLH) 18.35 72 Tom Reay 25.05 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd July 1 M Phillips (T Turbo) 19.04 104 Cindy Croucher 35.04 105 Tanya Allen 35.05 KILLERTON parkrun 5km Saturday 23rd July 1 A Miller (Exmouth) 18.15 48 Mike White 25.35 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 30th July 1 J Petersson (Strag) 17.49 14 Jerym Brunton 20.29 107 Zinny Gavars 26.40 155 Val Lowman 29.34 161 Stacey Barber 29.52 162 Lynne Barber 29.52 173 Christine Goodsell 31.10 184 Penny Merrett 32.00 194 Pat Hewlett 34.16 209 Louise Davies 45.59 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 30th July An unexpected visitor was Mo Farah - even more surprising was that he finished "only" 207th! The great man was actually jogging round with his wife Tania who was trying her first parkrun. 1 A Lawrence (Morpeth) 16.15 14 David Rowe 18.33 72 Simon Rothwell 20.49 140 Chris Wright 22.26 225 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 23.44 310 Mary Hickson 25.28 559 Sharon Rowe 31.28 578 John Hanscomb 32.44 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 30th July 1 J Blair (26.2) 18.55 9 Chris Camacho 21.25 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 30th July 1 A Weir (Thames H&H) 17.01 118 Peter Fordham 24.28 FINALLY... "There is the truth about the marathon and very few of you have written the truth. Even if I explain to you, you'll never understand it, you're outside of it." Kenyan 1987 World Marathon Champion Douglas Wakiihuri speaking to journalists