Newsdesk 2012


*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 378 13 June 2012 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Darryl McDonald and Marie Synnott-Wells lead our team in the Dorking 10m * County gold medal for Marie * 8:55 100km by Gavin Jones in Italy * Ranelagh finish 6th in the Parkland Relay * M60 category wins for Phil Jackson * parkrun placings for Marc Snaith, Bruce McLaren, Mel Hunter, Rachael Holmes, Elin Mortensen, Rebecca Hall, Peter Weir and David Rowe * Next Road Grand Prix event - the Richmond 10km on June 24th * BBQ at the clubhouse after the Richmond 10km * Junior coaching begins next week * Women's beginners course starts on June 26th 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 aachrisowens@yahoo.co.uk for Bank Transfer details or any other queries. JUNIOR COACHING We are pleased to have a Tuesday night Junior Squad being led by Richard Xerri at 6pm - 7pm. Richard, the current Surrey U13 and U15 XC manager brings many years of experience and racing to the club. His emphasis is on fun and building a young healthy society through grit and hard work!! 11 years upwards. All welcome. ROAD GRAND PRIX Sunday's Dorking 10 was the fifth race in our Road GP and the up-to-date scoreboard is, thanks to Ken Powley, up on our website here:. Leaders are Darryl McDonald (Open and Men Over 40), Bill Neely (Men Over 50), Marie Synnott-Wells (Women), Marie and Heather Martingell (equal Women Over 40 leaders) and Sally Bamford (Women Over 50).. RICHMOND 10km Sunday 24th June Entries are now above 500, but there's still time to enter. 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 10k-enquiries@ranelagh-harriers.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. No need to book, just turn up rain or shine. WEDDING DAY 7km This popular event in Bushy Park usually takes place at the end of July but to avoid clashing with the Olympics it has been brought forward this year to Friday 29th June with the usual 7.30pm start. We always have a good turnout for this one and more often than not we win the special "mob match" trophy for the club with the greatest number of finishers (barring organisers Stragglers). Looking at the entry list it would appear that one or two other clubs might have their eyes on that trophy too, so even though about 40 Ranelagh have already entered, there's room for more! Details:. CHRIS BRASHER MEMORIAL PONDS RUN Tuesday 3rd July As a break from our normal Tuesday training, we break up into groups and set off to visit as many of the ponds in the Park as possible. The total number depends on whom you talk to (or follow) - somewhere between 21 and 25. COAD CUP 5 miles handicap Tuesday 10th July followed by AGM in the clubhouse Another diversion from Tuesday training is provided by our summer 5 miles cross-country handicap. All members are welcome. The club's Annual General Meeting follows as soon as possible in the clubhouse. WOMEN'S BEGINNERS COURSE We are running our women's beginners course again this year but this time we are marketing it ourselves rather than through Richmond Sports Development. Details are here:. We'll be charging just a fiver for an 8-week course on Tuesday evenings beginning on June 26th. If you know anyone who might be interested please bring them along. STAGE AND SCREEN Unlikely as it seems, the stage version of "Chariots of Fire" has been very well received - complete with actors racing round the theatre. When the final curtain comes down at the Hampstead Theatre this month it is transferring to the Gielgud Theatre in the West End from June 23rd. Also about to be released is the film "Fast Girls" about sprinters training for the Olympics. Take a look: www.fastgirlsthemovie.co.uk/ (and see SWLAN news below). LAUREN SHELLEY... ..who ran with us in 2004-05 and then went on to represent Australia in the World Road Running Championships and the 2006 Commonwealth Games, has been back in action recently. She finished 8th in the Osaka Women's Marathon in Japan in January, recording 2:35.57. This was inside the 'A' standard for the Olympics but sadly Lauren was not selected for the Aussie team. SWLAN NEWS Latest Network news from Kate Brook: SWLAN have arranged to hold an Endurance Officials Level 2 course with Risk Assessment locally and free to members of SWLAN clubs. The details of this course are as follows: Course: Endurance Officials Level 2 with Risk Assessment Date: Saturday 30 June Course code: SC/220 Times: 10am - 4:30pm Venue: St Mary's University College, Waldegrave Road Twickenham TW1 4SX Room: Shannon Conference Suit Cost: Free to SWLAN club members More information on the course content can be found here: . To book contact Kate.brook@swlan.org.uk Coaching courses - these will be funded by SLWAN for members. Book through Kate as above. Coaching Assistant Date: 23 Jun 12 to 24 Jun 12 Venue: St Mary's University College Twickenham TW1 4SX Booking deadline 15 June 12 for more information Coach in Running Fitness Date: 6 Oct 12 to 7 Oct 12 Venue: St Mary's University College Twickenham TW1 4SX Booking Deadline: 28 Sept 12 Click here for more information. Kingston & Poly AC's monthly athletics talks at the David Lloyd Leisure Centre in Raynes Park - supported by SWLAN - continue with "Training Fast Girls" on Monday June 18th. Andy Robinson writes: "This coming weekend sees the launch of the film 'Fast Girls' about sprinters training for the Olympics, which may turn out to be the 'Chariots of Fire' for our generation. Shani Anderson trained the actresses to look like convincing international sprinters, and she will be explaining to everyone how she did it, as well as answering questions on how to train for sprints. Shani competed for Great Britain in the Sydney Olympics at 100m and 4x100m, and now coaches athletes at all levels as well as being a personal trainer. This will be a fascinating talk on speed training and fitness, whether you are a runner, a coach or general fitness enthusiast. Attendance is free but please use the following link to register and reserve a space. First come first served: groupspaces.com/kingstonandpolyevents/item/304961." WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 / e-mail Marc and Chris ranelagh.men@gmail.com or Marie Synnott-Wells (07983 430264 (After 5pm Weekdays) / e-mail Marie and Heather ranelagh.women@gmail.com Sunday 24th June Richmond 10km including Surrey Championship - see above. Friday 29th June Wedding Day 7km in Bushy Park. 7.30pm start. Always a popular event and will probably fill up early. Details and entry:. Tuesday 3rd July Chris Brasher Memorial Ponds Run 7pm start Tuesday 10th July Coad Cup 5 miles handicap in Richmond Park. 7pm start. Followed by the AGM in the clubhouse. Saturday 14th July Elmore 7 miles. 2pm start. Details and entry:, on-line entry: 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 Crane Park Near the Hospital Bridge Roundabout on the A316 in Twickenham 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 *************** DORKING 10 miles Sunday 10th June The soggy June we have "enjoyed" so far dried out for the morning, though the steady downpour had resumed by the afternoon. So conditions for the race were pretty good, cool and calm - certainly much better than usual for this race where hot sunshine is the norm. A small group had broken clear inside the first mile, with Darryl McDonald in the mix and Chris Bundhun not far behind. By halfway the group had been whittled down to four or five. Darryl had dropped off the back but was still running strongly and looked good for a place well inside the top ten. Chris was still running his own race a minute or so back and Mark Herbert was our third man, while in the women's race Marie Synnott-Wells was lying about 10th. The Dorking course gets tougher in the closing stages but it wasn't the hills that caused Darryl to lose ground. Unfortunately a foot injury he had been nursing prior to the race began to make its presence felt and in the end it was all he could do to make it to the finish in 14th place just a hundred or so metres ahead of Chris. Nevertheless, Darryl still took third prize in the over 40s. Chris was satisfied with his run but it was not Mark Herbert's day and he jogged through the closing stages leaving Bill Neely to come through as our third finisher. Bill was just within the top ten over 50s. Marie moved through in the second half of the race to take 5th place overall in the women's section but took first prize in the W40 category and also the gold medal as Surrey W45 champion. Behind Marie Ben Shore also made it home inside 70 minutes. The steadily improving Gemma Cory was our second woman home just inside 75 minutes. Our over 60s are worth a mention - though missing the prizes Phil Jackson, Peter Fordham, Wyn Williams and Martin Wolfson all finished in the top ten in their age group. JOHN AUSTIN HALF MARATHON Sunday 4th March at Brockenhurst This one slipped through the net - an off-road half marathon through the New Forest. Marie was third over 40 to finish. 1 B Evans (G&G) 1:22.33 61 Marie Synnott-Wells 1:41.18 100km del PASSATORE Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May at Florence, Italy Gavin Jones, who has been suffering from a series of injuries since setting some of the UK's leading M50 marks last year, writes: "The day after the Highworth race in April my chronic hamstring tendon injury was hurting significantly more, and forced me to revisit my view that it was chronic but manageable. I was planning a half-marathon the following Sunday but had to scrap that because the niggle had become serious pain again, and so I resorted back to jogging. The pain eased off and gradually went back to being a niggle as before - so long as I didn't run fast. Anyway, to cut a long story very short, I decided to do a 100km on Saturday May 26th! It seemed totally mad in one way, but I had always fancied doing just one of those silly ultra long races before hanging up my racing flats, and seeing as there aren't many of them, and this one is the 'classic' 100 km in Italy, it felt like 'now or never.' It's called the 100km del Passatore, and has been going for forty years. It goes from Florence to Faenza through the Apennines, rising to nearly 1000 metres in the middle! It starts at 3pm with the temperature in the 80s, and dark has fallen long before the end. I had huge doubts that I would be able to finish it, but my latest physio taped up the leg and told me he thought it would hold up. Anyway, he was right, and I did it in 8 hrs 55 mins, for 48th place and 2nd M50. All on very unorthodox training of no runs longer than 2 hrs 20 mins for absolutely ages, and the last month of little more than jogging. I would say it went much better than I expected, except that I didn't really have any expectations, it was just a total experiment! Amazing experience anyway, and stunning scenery up in the Apennines, though I didn't really get to enjoy it too much. Even getting run down from behind by a lunatic cyclist after about 80km didn't manage to ruin it for me. Ironic isn't it: when you can't race 10km anymore, you do 100 km." 1 G Calcaterra (Italy) 6:44.51 48 Gavin Jones 8:55.00 PARKLAND RELAY Wednesday 30th May in Richmond Park Thames Hare and Hounds won their own promotion in the Park but a scratch Ranelagh team did well to finish 6th. 1 Thames H&H 62.03 6 Ranelagh A 66.59 Chris Bundhun 16.09 Peter Weir 16.46 Colin Brett 17.39 Mark Herbert 16.25 22 Ranelagh B 77.06 Andy Bickerstaff 17.46 Peter Fordham 22.05 Andy Woodhouse 18.39 Andy Bickerstaff 18.36 SRI CHINMOY SELF TRANSCENDENCE RACES Monday evenings in Battersea Park Phil Jackson has been a regular at these, consistently winning or placing in the over 60 category. 5km Monday 14th May 1 H Lobb (Serp) 15.35 62 Phil Jackson 21.11 5km Monday 21st May 1 J Wiebel (Soton) 15.33 54 Phil Jackson 20.59 71 Elin Mortensen 21.43 74 Alan Davidson 22.08 2m Monday 28th May 1 H Lobb (Serp) 9.53 39 Phil Jackson 12.52 CAPITAL RUNNERS BUSHY PARK 10km Sunday 3rd June 1 G Burnett 33.49 16 Dan Wilson 39.24 REGENTS PARK 10km Sunday 3rd June Phil Jackson was the first over 60. 1 R Vogt 34.17 (chip time 34.17) 103 Phil Jackson 43.31 (43.21) GODALMING JUBILEE 10km Monday 4th June 1 L Kemp (Waverley) 33.28 100 Steve Rowland 49.15 109 Sonia Rowland 49.51 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.84 miles handicap Wednesday 6th June 1 A Mayger (unatt) 26.09 (actual time 22.09) 19 Alan Davidson 27.40 (21.25) 22 Sonia Rowland 28.07 (21.37) 27 Steve Rowland 30.09 (22.39) SOUTHEND HALF MARATHON Sunday 10th June 1 A Jackson (Sitting) 1:14.50 (chip time 1:14.48) 415 Jane Craigie-Payne 1:50.06 (1:50.00) 419 Heather Martingell 1:50.09 (1:50.03) 1404 Sue Callan 2:36.58 (2:34.50) 1486 Jill Day 3:10.23 (3:08.15) RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd June Peter Weir was runner-up and Elin Mortensen was the leading woman. 1 S Balbi (Brack F) 18.12 2 Peter Weir 18.34 33 Phil Jackson 20.58 35 Elin Mortensen 21.00 40 Chris Read 21.18 54 Eugenio Carmo 21.47 77 Amrut Sharma 22.53 107 Tomas Sterner 24.29 128 Ally Salisbury 25.08 132 Andrew Brown 25.12 138 Tony Clark 25.26 139 Jar O'Brien 25.28 143 Louise Davies 25.32 151 Sue Camp 25.52 187 Stacey Barber 27.45 192 Wiebke Kortum 27.52 213 Philippa Kitchen 29.02 231 Val Lowman 30.06 238 Annemarie Goodridge 30.34 243 Peter Lowman 31.04 247 Christine David 31.32 255 Bronwen Northmore 33.09 286 Pat Hewlett 42.41 287 Bev Ali 42.42 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd June 1 R Stannard (Belgrave) 16.13 12 Nick Wright 17.53 15 David Rowe 18.02 32 Peter Faull 18.51 164 Adam Wright 21.47 211 Chris Wright 22.31 284 Egis Vincel 23.32 347 Kirsty Bangham 24.18 348 Clive Naish 24.18 401 Mary Hickson 25.10 773 John Hanscomb 33.23 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd June Marc Snaith was first in. 1 Marc Snaith 18.04 34 David Bell 24.05 90 Cindy Croucher 32.48 92 Deirdre Inman 33.04 VALENTINES parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd June 1 D Cross (Thurrock) 17.44 69 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 29.43 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd June Bruce McLaren registered his first parkrun victory and Mel Hunter was second woman. 1 Bruce McLaren 20.18 15 Melanie Hunter 24.48 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd June 1 G Brook (Stragglers) 17.25 11 Chris Camacho 20.57 26 Alex Fordham 22.48 28 Alan Davidson 23.04 45 Peter Fordham 25.32 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd June 1 J Stead (HHH) 16.45 117 Michelle Purcell 23.50 132 Thea Hudson 24.11 READING parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd June 1 R Kinnersley (Read) 16.45 4 Mark Herbert 18.07 63 Lee Davies 22.07 64 Michelle Davies 22.10 185 Mike White 26.45 240 Louise Atkinson 28.40 KILLERTON parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd June 1 R Preece (Taunton) 16.27 31 Steve Rowland 22.48 34 Sonia Rowland 23.00 BECKTON parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd June 1 M Muir (Ilford) 16.48 11 Phil Aiken 22.36 DULWICH parkrun 5km Saturday 2nd June Rebecca Hall placed second in the women's section. 1 M Ismail (HHH) 16.28 15 Rob Curtis 21.50 16 Rebecca Hall 22.07 BLACK PARK JUBILEE parkrun 5km Tuesday 5th June A few just couldn't resist the lure of an extra parkrun fix. David Rowe finished 3rd. 1 J Repper (Chilt) 17.17 3 David Rowe 18.05 6 Duncan Mallison 18.42 248 Danny Hobbs 33.58 BASINGSTOKE JUBILEE parkrun 5km Tuesday 5th June 1 D Fry (Basingstoke) 17.05 143 Rebecca Hall 26.13 144 Rob Curtis 26.14 ANDOVER JUBILEE parkrun 5km Tuesday 5th June 1 R Ward (Belgrave) 16.11 20 Michelle Davies 21.56 65 Mike White 27.01 READING JUBILEE parkrun 5km Tuesday 5th June 1 S Gray (unatt) 17.35 44 Alex Fordham 22.09 56 Phil Aiken 22.36 93 Peter Fordham 24.41 148 Nicholas Fordham 27.09 NEWBURY JUBILEE parkrun 5km Tuesday 5th June Some even managed two, Basingstoke, Andover or Reading at 9am and Newbury at 10.30am. Does this constitute child cruelty? 1 R Ward (Belgrave) 16.28 21 Duncan Mallison 19.18 37 Alex Fordham 20.39 99 Phil Aiken 23.14 130 Peter Fordham 24.38 156 Rob Curtis 25.25 157 Rebecca Hall 25.26 207 Michelle Davies 27.47 208 Mike White 27.47 247 Nicholas Fordham 29.24 NONSUCH JUBILEE parkrun 5km Tuesday 5th June 1 P Chambers (Croydon) 15.57 53 Stephen Grout 20.08 145 Alan Davidson 23.06 196 Kirsty Bangham 24.29 198 Andrew Brown 24.32 441 John Hanscomb 35.01 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 9th June It was Rachael Holmes's turn to lead the women home this week. 1 G Brook (Strag) 17.24 36 Rachael Holmes 21.45 42 Alberto Esguevillas 21.57 44 Eugenio Carmo 22.04 92 Lewis Emery 24.14 110 Andrew Brown 24.48 124 Simon Taylor 25.38 172 Stacey Barber 27.53 193 Michael Sikora 28.58 207 Jar O'Brien 29.46 218 Val Lowman 30.53 224 Peter Lowman 31.00 226 Martin Clark 31.23 234 Claire French 32.04 242 Bronwen Northmore 33.13 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 9th June 1 A Rendall (Durham C) 17.23 72 Simon Rothwell 20.54 519 Vicci Randle 28.12 531 Wally Garrod 28.22 679 Danny Hobbs 33.33 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 9th June Almost a hundred runners took part in the inaugural parkrun at Crane Park in Twickenham. 1 D Norman (Stragglers) 16.48 7 Andy Bickerstaff 19.57 23 Phil Aiken 22.04 25 Rob Curtis 22.26 27 Bruce McLaren 23.12 38 Peter Fordham 24.44 40 Kirsty Bangham 24.47 47 Mary Hickson 25.40 52 Rob Kitchen 26.01 62 Tony Clark 27.09 67 Sharon Rowe 27.30 76 Philippa Kitchen 28.44 86 Deirdre Inman 32.37 87 Tanya Allen 32.38 92 Tamsin Burland 37.29 TILGATE parkrun 5km Saturday 9th June Another new parkrun, this one near Crawley, attracted the best part of 200 runners including Mr parkrun. 1 B Golding (Crawley) 18.04 18 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.59 GLASGOW parkrun 5km Saturday 9th June 1 T McDonald (Bella) 16.49 121 Chris Wright 23.49 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 9th June Mel Hunter was the leading woman once again at Old Deer Park. 1 P Coulridge (AFD) 18.29 8 Melanie Hunter 25.43 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 9th June 1 J Robertson (K&P) 16.58 123 Michelle Purcell 24.21 FINALLY... John Barnard sends the following link to a fascinating first-hand account of the 1896 Olympic Games by a double gold medal winner: http://www.runningpast.com/olympics_1896_part1.htm. FINALLY... John Barnard sends the following link to a fascinating first-hand account of the 1896 Olympic Games by a double gold medal winner here:.