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*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 364 17 November 2011 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ranelagh men finish 8th in the Surrey League but place 5th overall * Phil Killingley leads the team in third place, Mark Herbert wins the anchor trophy * parkrun placings for Darryl McDonald, Michelle Davies and Trevor Maguire * Everyone needed for two mob matches in two weeks * London Marathon club places up for grabs * Still time to book for the club Christmas Party on Saturday December 10th at the Richmond Hill Hotel SEE HERE ******** MOB MATCHES As usual, it's all hands on deck for upcoming mob matches. We have two in two weeks - this Saturday (November 19th) it's away to Thames Hare and Hounds on Wimbledon Common, and the week after (November 26th) it's at home in Richmond Park against Blackheath and Bromley Harriers & AC. Everyone is encouraged to take part in mob matches - the more starters we have, the better our chance of victory. If a hard race doesn't fit in with your training plans, just take it as a training run - it's the number of bodies on the starting line that's the important thing. The distance for both is 7.5miles / 12km. The Thames match is on their course on Wimbledon Common, starting at 2.30pm. Thames's bit of Wimbledon Common is on the west side, with car parking and their club HQ a couple of hundred metres up the A3 from Richmond Park's Robin Hood Gate. More details on our website here:. Parking is limited but space can also usually be found in nearby side roads. There is always a convivial and entertaining supper after the Thames match - it's probably going to be at the Telegraph pub on Putney Heath, to be confirmed on the day. All welcome. The following week on the 26th November, we host Blackheath & Bromley HAC on our own course in Richmond Park for the Pelling-Ratcliff Cup. This race doubles as our club championship for the Wynne Cup and there is a sealed handicap. Again, everyone is welcome and if we can outnumber the 'heathens we stand a good chance of winning the cup. Start time is 2.30pm. Please come and do your bit! SURREY LADIES LEAGUE The second League race for our women's team takes place on Saturday 3rd December. It's at home in Richmond Park and we need a good result after finishing 12th in the opening fixture. The senior race starts at 12 noon, followed by the junior races. RANELAGH CHRISTMAS PARTY Saturday 10th December 2011 from 7pm at the Richmond Hill Hotel. There's still time to book for the social event of the year! Cost: 42 for members, 44 for guests to include three-course dinner, wine and a DJ. You will need to give your choice of food on booking with Michele Gibson. Here's a link to the menu in the Richmond Hill brochure (see page 4) Details:. There will also be menu choice sheets at the clubhouse for you to complete with your booking. Contact Michele Gibson micheleagibson@hotmail.com for more details or to reserve your place (or text 07703 518956). LONDON MARATHON CLUB PLACES If you were unsuccessful in the ballot for the 2012 London Marathon you may be eligible for one of Ranelagh's guaranteed club places. We were allocated four spots this year, but one of these is already spoken for following a mix-up with the documentation for the 2011 race. So we'll be holding our own ballot for the three remaining places at the Christmas Party on December 10th. To be eligible you need to have taken part in at least two mob matches in the past twelve months, or else to have run one mob match and also helped as a volunteer at two club events. The two forthcoming mob matches will count. If you qualify send your name in to Louise Piears louise.piears@goodrunguide.co.uk before the Christmas Party. So far, Louise has not received many applications, so the odds are good! MCLEOD CUP & PERFORMANCE TROPHY These two competitions - for men and women respectively - are based on points scored in all club events during the winter season. Leader thus far in the men's competition is Chris Bundhun with 389 points out of a possible 400. Trevor Maguire (374), Chris Camacho (328), Steve Rowland (305) and Peter Fordham (299) are chasing. 64 names appear on the scoreboard. In the women's competition it's Kate Woodhouse who is leading with 298 points out of a possible 300. Lara Werrett (293), Sonia Rowland (283), Heather Martingell (283) and Marie Synnott-Wells (200) follow, and 24 members have registered points so far. Full details and rules:. THE ONCE AND FUTURE WAY TO RUN Darryl McDonald sends the following interesting link:. SWLAN NEWS Kate Brook provides details of forthcoming SWLAN events. They are free (except First Aid which is 10). Booking is essential (except for the K&P training talks, which are open to all). Please email Kate kate.brook@swlan.org.uk or phone her on 07973569543. Wed 9 Nov 19.30 - 21.30 Nutrition Workshop 3 - Sports Nutrition - at St Mary's University College TW1 4SX Sat 19 Nov 08.00 - 09.00 Strength and Conditioning - how to teach the exercises - at Bushy parkrun start area Mon 21 Nov 19.00 - 21.00 K&P Training Talks - the art of running faster by Julian Goater - at David Lloyd Leisure Centre, Raynes Park SW20 8TE Wed 23 Nov 19.30 - 21.30 Sports Massage Workshop - self-massage practical and theory session - at the Hawker Centre KT2 5BH Sat 26 Nov 10.00 - 13.00 Athlete Musculo-skeletal screening - at St Mary's University College TW1 4SX Sun 4 Dec 10.00 - 17.00 Sports Specific First Aid (10) - at St Mary's University College TW1 4SX Wed 7 Dec 19.30 - 21.30 Video/critique analysis of running technique - at St Mary's University College TW1 4SX ANTARCTIC ICE MARATHON Carol Barnshaw sends the following on behalf of her daughter Lizzie: "I'm trying to raise $100,000 to provide clean water for 5,000 people...by running a marathon in the Antarctic. At the end of this month, I'll be attempting the Antarctic Ice Marathon, near the South Pole, one of the world's driest and most inhospitable environments. The event comprises 26.2 miles of treacherous snow and ice at an altitude of approx. 3,000 ft. I'll be running in sub-zero temperatures on an active glacier, not to mention the potential bone chilling Katabatic winds that can bring the windchill temperature to -30C. Only 100 people have ever completed this mammoth event (fewer than 14 women). This year's race will be especially significant as it marks the hundred years anniversary of man first reaching the South Pole. Why? Every year people in Africa spend over 40 billion hours walking to get water. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. 90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are of children under five years old. Many of these diseases are preventable. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, keeping them from school and work and putting them at risk. charity: water is a brilliant charity....they passionately believe that technology can make the world more efficient. Using the best of digital technology and social media they are aiming to raise $2bn in 10 years. Backed by many tech entrepreneurs, charity: water has a lean start-up mentality and has a separate operating budget from their founders which means that 100% of everything raised will go straight to building water projects in the field, even the credit card fees. Then, when the projects are complete, charity: water will show us just where they are and who they're helping (with GPS coordinates, photos and other details). We'll be able to see the communities we've impacted. Please donate here: mycharitywater.org/icemarathon If by any chance you feel able to donate $5,000 or more, it would be massively appreciated and you'll be able to fund a dedicated water well and you'll get your name on a plaque in that village. Any amount will help immensely and will also help to motivate me in what's going to be a somewhat challenging event." MISSING PEOPLE CHARITY Karen Weir writes: "I am giving my time to the Missing People Charity to support their runners in the London Marathon next year. There are still some charity places available for anyone that missed out on a ballot place. Equally, if anyone has their own place and would like to raise money for the charity they will get access to my training programmes, workshops and general support. Missing People offers a lifeline for the estimated 250,000 people who run away and go missing each year. For those left behind they provide specialised support to ease the heartache and confusion, and help search for missing loved ones. Please visit the Missing People website Chrissy@missingpeople.org.uk." WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 / e-mail Marc ranelagh.men@gmail.com or Marie Synnott-Wells (07983 430264 (After 5pm Weekdays) / e-mail Marie and Heather ranelagh.women@gmail.com WHAT'S COMING ********************** More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 / e-mail Marc ) or Marie Synnott-Wells (07983 430264 (after 5pm weekdays) / e-mail Marie and Heather ) Saturday 19th November Mob Match v Thames Hare & Hounds on Wimbledon Common. 2.30pm start. Saturday 26th November Pelling-Ratcliff Cup mob match v Blackheath & Bromley HAC in Richmond Park including Wynne Cup club champs. 2.30pm start. Saturday 3rd December Surrey Ladies League Division 1 in Richmond Park. 12 noon start. Saturday 10th December Dysart Cup inter-club women's 4m race including Hugh Jones Salver club women's championship. 1.45pm start in Richmond Park. Ellis Cup men's inter-club 5m race. 2.30pm start in Richmond Park Saturday 17th December South of the Thames 7.5 miles championship on Wimbledon Common 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 *************** 2XU SURREY LEAGUE DIVISION 1 Saturday 12th November at Ham Lands After finishing fourth in the opening Surrey League fixture, to see us occupying eighth out of nine this time looks, on the face of it, a little disappointing. But dig deeper and there are certainly grounds for optimism. We were without Richard Gregory, who ran with such bravado to finish 5th in the first race. Richard was there supporting the team but a hip injury kept him out of the action. Had he been able to run we would have been 5th, such is the tightness of the team scoring between 3rd and 8th. We had only three finishers in the top forty, but we packed in twelve runners within about two minutes of our fourth man Carl Hammer. Many of that twelve have the capability of moving up the field and we'll look forward to seeing them do just that in the next race at Coulsdon in the New Year. The venue at Ham Fields has the advantage of plenty of parking space and luxurious changing facilities but the course itself is flat and, it must be said, a little dull. Nevertheless it is sure to have become one of Phil Killingley's favourite courses from now on after an outstanding run today. Phil showed impressive pace to hold off a pursuing pack and finished 3rd, his best ever Division 1 result. Jackson Creegan improved by a dozen places from his first League race and crossed the line 25th, less than a minute down on Phil. Another minute back was Darryl McDonald, a valuable 39th on his return from injury. League debutant Carl Hammer was 78th with Marc Snaith showing better form right on his shoulder. Chris Bundhun, Trevor Maguire and John Shaw crossed the line almost together in 87th, 88th and 89th places, Ted Mockett was 97th and Mark Herbert, making the scoring ten for the first time, was the recipient of the "Anchor Man" trophy in 102nd place. Another debutant, Louis Randall, followed Mark in, pursued by Peter Faull, Paul Doyle, Al Morgan, Andy Bickerstaff and the rest of the men in blue. We finished eighth on the day, but only 40 points down on South London Harriers in fourth place. Overall we dropped one place to fifth but only 73 points separate us from Clapham Chasers in eighth. At the top of the pile Herne Hill put in another dominating performance and already look certain to take the League title. Thames Hare and Hounds have had to settle for an isolated second. Dorking are trailed off a little at the foot of the table but between them and Thames there is everything to play for to determine positions three to eight. We had 27 starters - including Iain Wilson who happened to be passing on a training run and was promptly pressed into action! Once again this was more than any other club managed, with the exception of Herne Hill who matched our total. Weight of numbers gave us an advantage in the unofficial B team competition with Stragglers, and we scored 1269 to their 1391. Overall this gives us the lead by 2416 points to 2754. Alex Fordham appears to be the only under 20 to have finished both League races to date, so he has only to complete the last two to guarantee securing the individual U20 League title, just as he did in Division 2 last year. RAVENS QUARTERLY 5km HANDICAP Thursday 27th October at Wapping 1 L Bubb (unatt) 21.45 (actual time 21.09) 5 Tre Roux 22.59 (22.29) 8 Andy Bickerstaff 23.10 (19.14) 20 Alan Davidson 23.47 (22.49) 22 Andy Hayward 24.19 (23.06) 25 Aiah Songu-Mbriwa 27.30 (26.54) LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 28th October 1 D Henderson (unatt) 15.52 151 Alan Davdison 23.29 223 John Hanscomb 33.08 GREAT SOUTH RUN 10 miles Sunday 30th October at Portsmouth Phil Jackson was 4th over 60, just 11 seconds from 3rd. 1 L Komon (Kenya) 46.18 320 Colin Frew 67.40 582 Phil Jackson 70.49 2728 Andy Hayward 81.59 3392 Heather Martingell 84.04 4831 Michele Gibson 87.52 BARNS GREEN HALF MARATHON Sunday 30th October Marie Synnott-Wells finished 6th in the women's race and was the leading over 45. 1 J Baker (Chich) 1:10.31 (chip time 1:10.30) 108 Marie Synnott-Wells 1:29.41 (1:29.33) TWICKENHAM 10km Sunday 30th October 1 F Del Valle (Serp) 34.16 8 Ian Kenton 38.57 DUBLIN MARATHON Monday 31st October Martin Halvey writes: "I got to the halfway mark in my slowest time ever, so in the end I happy just to go under the three hours. There was a stiff breeze at times, but other than that the conditions were almost perfect. There was one little problem; the elastic on my shorts gave way towards the end, so with one hand propping up the shorts I fought valiantly to prevent sending the crowds of well wishers into ecstasy or maybe shock!" Martin was 7th over 50 to finish. Back on 28th August he ran the Longford Marathon, where he was 12th overall (2nd over 50) in 2:59.01. 1 G Ndungu (Kenya) 2:08.33 (chip time 2:08.33) 212 Martin Halvey 2:57.30 (2:57.18) NEW YORK CITY MARATHON Sunday 6th November 1 G Mutai (Kenya) 2:05.05 5885 Carola Richter 3:31.54 18695 Heather Martingell 4:10.10 MARLOW HALF MARATHON Sunday 6th November Martin Wolfson writes: "Cannot believe my time - 1hr 40 41. A PB. On a course where no-one ever does a PB. 10 minutes faster than Burnham last year which is an easier course. I felt good nearly all the way and was doing 7 minute miles at the end, albeit downhill. Beautiful country, lovely crowd, friendly runners. Who could hope for more. I was 5th in the male vet 60+ and if I could have run three minutes faster I might have won the section. Fat chance." 1 M Hawcroft (Brom) 1:12.25 (chip time 1:12.25) 218 Martin Wolfson 1:40.56 (1:40.41) 695 Peter Gatley 2:00.57 (2:00.50) 708 Sharon Dooley 2:01.56 (2:01.27) 869 Marina Quayle 2:16.12 (2:15.12) MABAC LEAGUE 5.5 miles Sunday 6th November at Puttenham 1 N Hodges (DMV) 29.14 82 Tom Reay 45.10 105 Lynne Barber 49.54 129 Christine Goodsell 56.51 130 Penny Merrett 57.23 132 Pat Hewlett 66.36 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 29th October 1 D Afshar (West 4) 17.34 4 David Rowe 18.13 20 Bill Neely 19.52 54 Duncan Brown 21.52 55 Sally Dell 21.56 61 Tomas Sterner 22.20 82 Amrut Sharma 23.37 93 Alan Davidson 24.15 113 Zinny Gavars 25.19 119 Ally Salisbury 25.40 121 Karen Weir 25.47 173 Michael Sikora 27.53 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 29th October 1 E Totten (Newc) 15.48 12 Nick Wright 17.53 641 John Hanscomb 32.30 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 29th October 1 D Edwards (unatt) 18.53 6 Chris Camacho 20.19 29 Rob Kitchen 25.38 36 Philippa Kitchen 27.37 37 Janet Turnes 28.05 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 29th October Sub-17 in 2nd place for Darryl McDonald. 1 T Aldred (unatt) 16.37 2 Darryl McDonald 16.55 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 29th October Trevor Maguire finished third. 1 D Tanner (Clapham) 17.37 3 Trevor Maguire 18.50 6 Si Martin 20.58 9 Stewart Anderson 22.27 31 Deborah Blakemore 32.53 ELLIOAARDALUR parkrun 5km Saturday 29th October parkrun reaches Iceland... 1 N Reissland (Colling) 17.39 5 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 21.23 13 Peter Fordham 23.16 16 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 23.55 22 Kirsty Bangham 25.03 34 Wally Garrod 29.24 44 Martin Clark 30.50 58 Teresa Segovia 34.00 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 29th October ...and Gunnersbury! 1 J Flood (Strag) 17.01 5 Mark Herbert 18.45 23 Phil Jackson 20.32 30 Luke Wilson 21.08 35 Michelle Davies 21.36 40 Bruce McLaren 21.57 51 Karl Garvey 22.25 60 Andrew Brown 23.05 81 Sue Camp 24.15 84 Mike White 24.23 98 Tony Clark 25.24 100 Gill Wilson 25.30 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 29th October 1 Unknown 17.48 76 Cindy Croucher 34.05 77 Deirdre Inman 34.08 LLOYD parkrun 5km Saturday 29th October 1 T Holden (SLH) 18.04 26 Chris Wright 25.32 37 Mary Hickson 29.55 BRIGHTON and HOVE parkrun 5km Saturday 29th October 1 J Alger (Eastbourne) 17.20 109 Wyn Williams 22.34 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 5th November 1 B Gibbons (SMR) 17.47 4 Trevor Maguire 18.35 20 Peter Weir 19.57 60 Karl Garvey 22.31 85 Chris Read 23.51 107 Andrew Brown 24.54 111 Ally Salisbury 25.05 130 Melanie Hunter 26.02 138 Far O'Brien 26.13 163 Michael Sikora 27.42 169 Philippa Kitchen 28.12 189 Peter Lowman 29.03 194 Stacey Barber 29.31 206 Martin Clark 30.18 216 Val Lowman 30.56 231 Lynne Barber 32.45 232 Christine Goodsell 32.46 234 Penny Merrett 33.15 235 Bronwen Northmore 33.30 263 Pat Hewlett 37.22 265 Bev Ali 37.32 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 5th November 1 Unknown 15.41 95 Alexander Fordham 20.42 119 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 21.14 206 Peter Fordham 22.41 250 Jose Scheuer 23.15 259 Christine Palmer 23.20 422 Chris Wright 26.01 537 Wally Garrod 28.00 569 Alison Salmon 28.31 587 Kirsty Bangham 28.57 703 John Hanscomb 33.07 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 5th November 1 S Fell (unatt) 17.40 8 Chris Spink 20.40 25 Wyn Williams 22.45 71 Sophie Spink 28.29 89 Cindy Croucher 31.04 91 Deirdre Inman 31.42 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 5th November 1 J Flood (Stragglers) 16.42 7 David Rowe 17.51 9 Duncan Mallison 18.24 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 5th November 1 P Bowden (Stragglers) 19.05 6 Chris Camacho 20.39 12 Tomas Sterner 21.32 23 Wiebke Kortum 22.58 24 Amrut Sharma 23.19 36 Julie Naismith 27.27 38 Janet Turnes 27.48 BLACK PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 5th November Michelle Davies was third woman in. 1 C Bradfield (Datchet) 17.38 8 Mark Herbert 18.58 54 Michelle Davies 22.09 NONSUCH parkrun 5km Saturday 5th November 1 D Haersey (Sutton) 18.37 52 Gill Wilson 25.18 95 Roger Wilson 29.04 WORMWOOD SCRUBS parkrun 5km Saturday 5th November 1 J Rouse (Invicta EK) 18.45 10 Phil Jackson 21.40 24 Tony Clark 27.18 OAK HILL parkrun 5km Saturday 5th November 1 E Noble (Serpentine) 17.07 23 Sharon Rowe 27.46 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 6th November 1 W Joyce (SMR) 7.25 38 Euan Sinclair 10.16 47 Finlay Sinclair 10.40 53 Livvy Ricketts 10.45 68 Juliet Ricketts 11.32 RICHMOND parkrun 5km Saturday 12th November Michelle Davies was the second woman home. 1 A Louden (unatt) 17.40 23 Duncan Brown 21.07 28 Tomas Sterner 21.22 39 Michelle Davies 22.07 60 Andrew Brown 23.14 76 Amrut Sharma 23.50 77 Alan Davidson 23.51 128 Louise Davies 26.49 151 Peter Lowman 27.49 152 Michael Sikora 27.53 169 Heather Martingell 28.56 170 Mike White 28.57 171 Jar O'Brien 28.57 185 Val Lowman 29.53 205 Pat Hewlett 31.48 206 Bronwen Northmore 31.57 BUSHY parkrun 5km Saturday 12th November 1 Z Curran (WSEH) 16.28 298 Kirsty Bangham 24.31 486 Tamsin Burland 27.39 655 John Hanscomb 32.43 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 12th November 1 R Agostinho (Eal E) 17.36 36 Karl Garvey 22.49 55 Melanie Hunter 24.42 77 Martin Clark 28.25 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 12th November 1 K Quinn (AFD) 15.59 8 Chris Camacho 20.29 30 Janet Turnes 27.13 33 Philippa Kitchen 27.31 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 12th November 1 P Williams (Overton) 18.30 4 Chris Spink 20.16 18 Chris Read 22.30 88 Cindy Croucher 30.58 OXFORD parkrun 5km Saturday 12th November 1 R Twine (unatt) 18.33 23 Ian Bingham 26.14 40 Evelyn Joslin 39.37 MILTON KEYNES parkrun 5km Saturday 12th November 1 S Earley (Bedford) 17.16 109 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.05 NONSUCH parkrun 5km Saturday 12th November 1 A Nippard (Sutton R) 18.18 59 Tom Reay 24.39 SOWERBY parkrun 5km Saturday 12th November 1 P Taylor (Bridling) 17.17 9 Rob Kitchen 25.54 FINALLY... For those who have never seen the victory of Ranelagh's Hugh Jones in the 1982 London Marathon, here's a short video of race highlights. It also features the late Sir Jimmy Savile and blind runner Dennis Moore who was also a Ranelagh member: Video:.