*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 376 8 May 2012 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Successful Richmond Half Marathon * Duncan Mallison and Gemma Cory lead the Ranelagh team * parkrun placings for Rachael Holmes, Kate Comisso, Jo Sinton-Hewitt and Mark Herbert * Next Road Grand Prix event - the Sutton 10km on Sunday 13th May * Dysart Arms up for sale ATTENTION PLEASE **************** SUBSCRIPTIONS... ...were due on April 1st. The rates are unchanged at £40 for seniors, £20 for second-claim members and those who are retired and over 60, £10 for under 20s and students and non-running members. There is also a £70 family membership. Post your cheque to Membership Secretary, Ranelagh Harriers, 135a Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AA or leave it in an envelope at the clubhouse. A Standing Order form is available from our website here: or e-mail the Membership Secretary email@example.com for Bank Transfer details or any other queries. ROAD GRAND PRIX The full list of Grand Prix events, and scores after three events, are on our website here:. The composite Marathon result, counting all Spring Marathons, is here:. That should be the final list, but let us know if there are any omissions. The Richmond Half Marathon was the third event in the GP, followed by the Sutton 10km on Sunday 13th May: www.suttonrunners.org and the Dorking 10 miles on Sunday 10th June: www.dmvac.org.uk/pages/dorking10.shtml. GREEN BELT RELAY We have entered two teams of eleven for this year's Green Belt Relay which takes place over the weekend of May 19th and 20th . For those unfamiliar with the event, it's a relay over 22 stages following a scenic and largely off-road route around London's Green Belt. There are eleven stages each day, varying from a flat 5.6 miles to a hilly 13.5. Each team member runs one stage each day. You can read a lot more about the event on the race website www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk. Kirsty Bangham writes: "The B team is slightly shambolic because some people can only run one day. So if anyone wants to run a really hard leg on the Saturday (stage 4 or 5), just for the fun of it, they are more than welcome to join us!" So if you're interested in running both days or just Saturday please contact Kirsty Bangham firstname.lastname@example.org . RICHMOND 10km Sunday 24th June We already have over 200 entries for our 10km on Sunday 24th June. Details are here:. It will be the same course as 2010 and 2011 - flat, fast and scenic. Entry is £10 for club runners and £12 for all others - great value for a race with chipped timing. As a running club, priority has to be to run the race but if you're available to volunteer to marshal race director Niall O'Connor will gratefully accept all offers at email@example.com. As well as being the county 10k championship the race also serves as the club championship. SUMMER BBQ Following on from the Richmond 10km on Sunday 24th June we'll be holding our summer barbecue at the clubhouse from about midday. More info nearer the time. parkrun IN REYKJAVIK - parkrun in Reykjavik 25th and 26th May - a parkrun 'double', run at midnight Friday and then at 10am Saturday Peter Fordham writes: "The Reykjavik parkrun team are welcoming a group of parkrunners from the U.K. to a unique parkrun 'double' weekend. You can run a midnight parkrun in daylight, and repeat the experience the next morning! Afterwards, you can relax in the naturally heated hot tubs at the nearby pool. The parkrun course in Reykjavik is very scenic with parts that run alongside streams, waterfalls and stretches of forest. There is also an opportunity to visit the spectacular landscape of Iceland. If anyone is interested in joining the group they can contact me on 07799 072307 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The group is travelling on Thursday 24th May from Gatwick and returning on the Sunday evening." THE DYSART ARMS... ...is coming up for auction by Allsop on 21st May at the Park Lane Hotel in Piccadilly. Does anyone have £850,000 to spare? BOOKS AND XTENEX LACES IN CLUB COLOURS (non-tie and stretch) Peter Fordham again: "I shall be back in the club house on Tuesday 8th May at 7.45 with a range of running books that I currently distribute to Running Stores. I am offering Ranelagh members at least 25% off the cover price and titles include the recently launched book on Chris Brasher signed by John Bryant and 'The Ghost Runner' the book that was mentioned in last week's newsletter. I am also involved with Xtenex laces, and can offer a limited quantity in club colours - you can choose dark blue, yellow or an 'oddpair' in club colours of course! They are available at £8 per pair and I will be able to show you how to thread and adjust them." FOYLES LITERARY EVENT Andy Quinn, Foyles Events Manager, sends details of an event at Foyles in Charing Cross Road on Thursday 10th May from 6.30pm to 8pm: "Running Crazy: Amazing True Stories from members of the 100 Marathon Club with Helen Summer, & contributors Thursday 10th May 2012, 6:30 - 8.00 pm Highly addictive, life-changing and full of drama, the world of running is seducing more and more people around the globe every year - but who are the true fanatics and what makes them tick? This evening, running coach Helen Summer recounts her interviews with the oldest, the youngest and the craziest runners in the 100 Marathon Club, followed by a discussion with three of its most inspiring members, Mike Marten, Steve Edwards and Naomi Prasad. Whether you were born to run or simply love a good story, join us for this evening's event. Complimentary drinks will be available. Venue: The Gallery at Foyles, 113 - 119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB Tickets: Free, but need to be reserved by visiting the Foyles website here: or by emailing email@example.com." RUNNING WITH THE KENYANS Jeff Bull sends this link:. EXERCISE-INDUCED ASTHMA RESEARCH Andrew Simpson writes from Brunel University: "I am a PhD student studying at Brunel University. The focus of my research is exercise induced asthma in athletes. Essentially I am looking for willing volunteers with exercise induced asthma or suspicion of exercise induced asthma to take part in a study. Below is a little bit of information about the study. If you are interested in the study, or know anyone who might be, please get in touch by phone or e-mail and I can send you the full participant information letter and talk you through the study in more detail. Why should you take part? Exercise-induced asthma is a common medical condition in athletes, but it often undiagnosed. When left untreated EIA can hinder athletes' performance. Moreover, about 20% of athletes with respiratory symptoms are misdiagnosed with exercise-induced asthma. What does the study involve? The study includes an initial screening visit with a full check-up of your lung function. Depending on your response to the initial tests, you will be invited to come back for two additional visits. The same breathing tests will be repeated, but you will be given a single therapeutic dose of the widely used inhaled beta2-agonist terbutaline or its placebo 15min prior to testing. Who can volunteer? Male and female athletes, aged 18 to 50, who get wheezy or short of breath during or after exercise, and who train at least 4 hours per week. No prior medical diagnosis of asthma is required to volunteer for the study. What will you get out of it? The tests will tell us if you present an ongoing airway inflammation that deserves medical attention. You will be provided with a report of your tests results at the end of the study. Next step? If you are interested, please get in touch Andrew.Simpson@Brunel.ac.uk or 07974 571785." SWLAN NEWS Kate Brook sends some information on courses and workshops, the first in conjunction with Karen Weir: "Strength and Conditioning for Running Workshop Series in association with www.runwithkaren.com. Venue for all workshops: Ranelagh Harriers Club House, Petersham Road TW10 7AA Time for all workshops: 19:30-20:30 Cost for all workshops: Free Spaces available: 12 Wednesday 13 June 2012 - Impact of Strength and Conditioning on Running Performance Wednesday 27 June 2012 - Incorporating Strength and Conditioning Into Your Training Programme Wednesday 11 July 2012 - Strength and Conditioning - Which Exercises are best and how do you do them? To book contact: Kater Brook firstname.lastname@example.org South West London Athletics Network (SWLAN) would like to support its clubs by holding a Level 2 Endurance Officials with Risk Assessment course. It is made up of four modules as follows: a) a generic officiating module; b) the start; c) the course; d) the finish. Risk Assessment is a separate module that will be delivered on the same day. The course requires a minimum of 15 people to attend. I would like to gain the minimum number of people expressing an interested in attending this course before I arrange it. Please email me email@example.com to express your interest in attending the following course: Level 2 Endurance Official with Risk Assessment Details: no previous qualification or experience required; attendance only, no assessment involved. Date: Saturday 30th June 2012 Time: 9am - 5 pm (TBC) Location: St Mary's University College Twickenham TW1 4SX Cost: Free to members of SWLAN clubs. There are also a couple of Coach in Running Fitness courses that are local: Coach in Running Fitness Date: 23 June to 24 June Venue: Guildford Spectrum parkway Guildford GU1 1UP Cost: £325 to affiliated club members - the network will reimburse the course fees Click here: for more information Coach in Running Fitness Date: 6 October to 7 October Venue: St Mary's University College Twickenham TW1 4SX Cost: £325 to affiliated club members - the network will reimburse the course fees Click here: for more information Kingston & Poly AC's monthly athletics talks supported by SWLAN are held on the third Monday of each month. All talks start at 7:30pm and are kindly hosted by the Pure Sports Medicine Clinic at the David Lloyd Centre in Bushey Road, Raynes Park - just off the A3 and not far from Raynes Park and Wimbledon Chase stations. All talks are free to everyone. 21st May - How to run a faster parkrun Local parkrun director Ian Higgins will be assembling a panel of experienced parkrunners of different ages and standards to share training tips to help parkrunners of all abilities to shave time off their PBs." WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 / e-mail Marc and Chris firstname.lastname@example.org or Marie Synnott-Wells (07983 430264 (After 5pm Weekdays) / e-mail Marie and Heather email@example.com Sunday 13th May Sutton 10km. Details: http://www.suttonrunners.org/sutton-10k-2012. Sat 19th / Sun 20th May Green Belt Relay Sunday 10th June Dorking 10 miles including Surrey Championship. Details:. 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 *************** RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 6th May The first of our two open road races was under new management this year, and thanks and congratulations must go to Sandra Forrest and her team for putting together another successful event. Such was the popularity of the race that the entry limit was reached months ago. The preponderance of early entries probably accounts for the high rate of no-shows, and the number of finishers - 728 - was actually a little down on last year. It seems to be the non-club runners who submit their entries early, and the result was that unattached runners well outnumbered attached. Slightly more than last year - 452 - beat two hours. It was a cool overcast day and fortunately the overnight rain had died away. It wasn't a great day to be out standing on street corners (thanks, marshals, for your sterling work!) but for the runners conditions were almost ideal apart from a headwind on the riverside. Unusually for this race there was no runaway winner. A group of six remained in contention for most of the way but it was Kent AC's Phil Sanders who was strongest at the kill and he crossed the line in 72.48, ten seconds clear of Justin Webb of the Stragglers, and with Clapham's James Ellis another eleven seconds back in third. Highgate's Esther Evans was a comfortable winner of the women's race, leading from the start and crossing the line over nine minutes clear of her nearest rival Sarah Winter of the Stragglers. Ranelagh had no-one at the sharp end of the proceedings this year, but Duncan Mallison seized the opportunity to lead the Ranelagh contingent and ran well to finish 24th in 83.39, This will bring him the J F Williams Cup as the club's Half Marathon champion. Peter Faull and Stewart Anderson were our next two finishers and our last runners home inside 90 minutes. Just outside was Phil Jackson, the second over 60 home, and he was followed by Simon Martin, Andy Woodhouse, Bruce McLaren, Ian Grange, Ben Shore and Gemma Cory, all inside 100 minutes. Gemma was probably as surprised as anyone to find that she was the first Ranelagh woman home, but the performance will nevertheless bring her the Chalkie White Rose Bowl as the club women's Half Marathon champ. Heather Martingell was second and Michele Gibson third. 1 P Sanders (Kent) 72.48 2 J West (Stragglers) 72.58 3 J Ellis (Clapham C) 73.09 16 Esther Evans (High) 80.29 (1st woman) 24 Duncan Mallison 83.39 49 Peter Faull 87.34 58 Stewart Anderson 89.05 83 Phil Jackson 91.36 87 Simon Martin 92.27 103 Andy Woodhouse 94.39 104 Bruce McLaren 94.51 112 Ian Grange 95.28 143 Ben Shore 98.30 157 Gemma Cory 99.26 164 Peter Fordham 100.05 166 Tomas Sterner 100.17 177 Amrut Sharma 101.22 179 Stephen Logue 101.38 184 Paul Gilbert 101.59 188 Lewis Emery 102.20 220 Andy Hayward 104.06 246 Richard Adams 105.22 300 Heather Martingell 109.50 477 Paul Martingell 122.44 564 Michele Gibson 129.42 649 Brian Coles 139.05 677 David Meaden 145.36 684 Cindy Croucher 147.47 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 27th April in Hyde Park 1 J Waldron (Exeter) 15.43 138 Alan Davidson 23.02 203 John Hanscomb 33.53 HOGSMILL LADIES 5 miles Sunday 29th April What is usually a pleasant Sunday morning road and grassland race was this year a cold wet mudbath. 1 H Brinsden (Epsom O) 33.38 40 Lynne Barber 45.57 104 Stacey Barber 53.07 107 Penny Merrett 54.32 114 Cindy Croucher 55.07 116 Deirdre Inman 55.14 136 Bev Ali 59.00 HIGHWORTH 5 miles Sunday 29th April Gavin Jones was visiting the UK and beat David Wright into 2nd pace in the over 50s category in an impressive sub-29 minutes clocking.. 1 M Towler (Avon V) 26.48 2 Chris Illman (Ciren) 27.20 7 Gavin Jones 28.48 21 David Wright (Ciren) 30.36 BRACKNELL HALF MARATHON Sunday 29th April Heavy overnight rain necessitated some short diversions on the course. 1 C Bolt (Brack) 1:15.10 (chip time 1:15.10) 146 Tomas Sterner 1:40.23 (1:40.02) GREATER MANCHESTER MARATHON Sunday 29th April at Trafford 1 D Norman (Altrinch) 2:24.50 (chip time 2:24.46) 1332 Martin Nance 3:51.04 (3:49.27) 2164 Helen Nance 4:08.17 (4:05.11) KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 2nd May at Woking 1 N Tucker (DME) 23.36 (actual time 20.11) 9 Steve Rowland 26.22 (19.37) 12 Alan Davidson 26.27 (20.42) 18 Sonia Rowland 27.00 (20.30) NORTH DORSET VILLAGE MARATHON Sunday 6th May at Sturminster Newton Kate Comisso finished 6th in the women's section. 1 S Cannon (Lytchett M) 2:42.00 91 Kate Comisso 3:34.56 ESHER CHURCH SCHOOL 10km Monday 7th May 1 A Jackson (Strags) 33.49 106 Marina Quayle 56.30 169 John Hanscomb 68.59 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 28th April Rachael Holmes was the leading woman, with Kate Comisso in second place. 1 E O'Connell (Serp) 18.13 33 Andy Woodhouse 21.22 42 Rachael Holmes 21.50 45 Kate Comisso 21.58 53 Eugenio Carmo 22.36 62 Lewis Emery 23.15 72 Steven Mountain 23.52 89 Alan Davidson 24.34 109 Dianne Oliver 25.14 173 Val Lowman 29.13 180 Peter Lowman 29.39 191 Annemarie Goodridge 30.48 215 Penny Merrett 33.09 218 Pat Hewlett 33.32 220 Bev Ali 35.07 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 28th April 1 M Trees (Belgrave) 16.46 41 Sean Paynter 19.51 109 Alex Fordham 21.22 236 Clive Naish 23.29 261 Jose Scheuer 23.50 300 James Whistler 24.34 372 Egis Vincel 25.41 427 Alison Salmon 26.23 474 Kirsty Bangham 27.05 574 Wally Garrod 28.52 693 John Hanscomb 32.46 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 28th April 1 D Kelly (Ealing E) 18.28 15 Chris Read 20.59 25 Tomas Sterner 21.51 26 Amrut Sharma 21.54 28 Lloyd Camp 22.04 39 Peter Fordham 23.05 77 Tony Clark 25.25 85 Rob Kitchen 26.06 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 28th April 1 P Wright (Tadworth) 16.40 14 Bruce McLaren 20.34 24 Chris Camacho 21.37 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 28th April Jo Sinton-Hewitt was the second woman home. 1 N McCarthy (unatt) 20.51 4 Wyn Williams 22.53 11 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 24.44 14 Melanie Hunter 25.59 20 Mary Hickson 27.08 24 Lynne Barber 27.44 27 Stacey Barber 29.32 BANSTEAD WOODS parkrun 5km Saturday 28th April 1 J Coates (Oxted Sch) 17.56 119 Mike White 28.09 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 28th April 1 C Johnson (Strag) 17.20 10 Rob Curtis 22.21 74 Danny Hobbs 31.29 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 28th April 1 J Morwood (AFD) 16.04 114 Phil Aiken 24.17 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 5th May 1 W Cockerell (Belg) 16.47 5 Nick Wright 17.42 8 David Rowe 18.15 99 Simon Rothwell 21.05 187 Ian Grange 22.35 229 Kate Brook 23.06 275 Jose Scheuer 23.45 342 Egis Vincel 24.38 550 Kirsty Bangham 27.37 613 Vicci Randle 28.25 627 Sharon Rowe 28.37 633 Edward Josey 28.49 744 John Hanscomb 32.38 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 5th May 1 Unknown 17.45 65 Eugenio Carmo 22.31 66 Phil Jackson 22.31 70 Simon Taylor 22.38 79 Steven Mountain 23.04 114 Tomas Sterner 24.22 150 Tony Clark 25.51 177 Lynne Barber 27.20 184 Stacey Barber 27.50 250 Pat Hewlett 33.40 261 Penny Merrett 34.25 263 Bev Ali 34.29 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 5th May Mark Herbert finished 3rd. 1 B Gibbons (SMR) 17.44 3 Mark Herbert 18.38 15 Chris Camacho 21.19 37 Tom Reay 24.18 43 Wiebke Kortum 25.10 44 Michelle Davies 25.10 65 Alison Dicks 29.03 66 Jar O'Brien 29.04 67 Mike White 29.05 68 Janet Turnes 29.08 BROCKWELL parkrun 5km Saturday 5th May 1 J Franklin (Met Pol) 15.51 17 David Bell 20.00 55 Rebecca Hall 22.42 92 Rob Curtis 25.30 KILLERTON parkrun 5km Saturday 5th May 1 M Feighan (SWRR) 17.35 29 Steve Rowland 23.39 30 Sonia Rowland 23.47 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 5th May 1 M Alexander (Elm) 18.16 72 Danny Hobbs 31.40 GREENWICH parkrun 5km Saturday 5th May 1 R Gros (unatt) 19.30 45 Wally Garrod 29.30 HIGHBURY FIELDS parkrun 5km Saturday 5th May 1 J Lenehan (Derry) 17.05 16 Phil Aiken 23.09 LEEDS parkrun 5km Saturday 5th May 1 S Deakin (Leeds C) 16.01 328 Mary Hickson 29.48 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 6th May 1 E Traynor (Tiffin Sch) 7.25 30 Euan Sinclair 9.11 53 Finlay Sinclair 10.09 FINALLY... Another quote from John Bryant's newly published biography of Chris Brasher - this is Chris speaking about the first London Marathon: "I got up for that first London in 1981 still determined to run the Marathon myself. I had wanted to savour the meal we had prepared just as a chef wants to sample what he has cooked. I wasn't aiming for any particular time but as I crossed the line in 2:56 there was a huge sense of relief. Afterwards I had a few drinks and dozens of people came up to me and said that the experience of taking part made it one of the great days of their life. What they said to me then made it one of the greatest days of my life too."