*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 382 24 August 2012 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * SCVAC gold medal for Heather Martingell in the Burnham Beeches Half Marathon * Alice Hector first woman in the North Downs Way 100m * parkrun placings for Marie Synnott-Wells, Trevor Maguire, Mel Hunter, Lynne Barber, Estelle Damant and Louis Randall * Ratchford Relay for women on Tuesday 28th August * Thomas Cup handicap and club photo on Saturday 8th September * Quiz night on the evening of the Thomas Cup * David Campbell obituary ATTENTION PLEASE **************** FACEBOOK Take a look at Ranelagh on Facebook:. OPENING RUN and THOMAS CUP 3.9 miles handicap Saturday 8th September in Richmond Park The Opening Run of our 132nd season takes place on September 8th. All members are welcome for the annual club photo and the Thomas Cup handicap race. Register at the clubhouse. The photo will be at about 2.45pm in the Park opposite the clubhouse and the race starts as soon after 3pm as we can get everybody up to the start! QUIZ NIGHT Saturday 8th September Our second quiz night of this amazing year of sport takes place at the clubhouse after the Opening Run, to celebrate the start of the new season on Saturday 8th September. The plan is to have drinks on the lawn from about 6pm and then start the quiz at about 6.30pm, with a break for a fish and chip supper (or veggie alternative) at about 8pm. The cost will be a tenner per head to include the supper. Maximum four people per team - either make up your own team or link up with others on the day. Pimms, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available. Please contact Andy Hayward - email@example.com or at the clubhouse - to reserve a place. RIVER RELAY Sunday 9th September Andy Bickerstaff writes: "We're entering some teams for the River Relay this year. It's on Sunday 9th September, the day after the Opening Run and Thomas Cup handicap. It's 5 stages with a baton! The course goes from Windsor Great Park to Ham. The teams are mixed and must have at least one vet and one lady. Start is 9am and the legs are mainly flat 5 miles-ish. Previous results are here and home page here. We won this race back in 2000 (although I did my best to lose it for us) but haven't bothered with it since. We already have some interest and I'm happy to organise teams." Contact Andy firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested. PERSEVERANCE CLINIC, RICMOND This is Richard Xerri's clinic where Ranelagh members qualify for a 15% discount on physio and massage and a 10% discount on other treatments. Richard is also kindly undertaking coaching our juniors. Here is the clinic's latest newsletter.. BALMORAL RUNNING WEEKEND Karen Weir writes: "So you've had a great summer season and been inspired by the Olympics but the nights are starting to draw in and the motivation to train is dwindling as the waist-band is expanding. Sound familiar? Well come and kick start your winter training in a truly stunning part of the world - the Scottish Highlands. Join Ranelagh Coach, Karen on her Winter Running Camp, based at the spectacular Balmoral Estate. With these surroundings you can't help but be inspired. Daily guided runs through the beautiful and challenging Highland scenery, core strength sessions, technique work and strength and conditioning will ensure you are running strong for the rest of the winter. Oh and a visit and tasting at the local whisky distillery will ensure you are warmed from the inside too. You'll have the unique opportunity to stay in the comfortable and modern staff accommodation next to Balmoral Castle. All rooms are single and have wash/basin, TV/DVD and tea/coffee making equipment. Bath, shower and toilet facilities are shared but there are plenty of them. Training The Balmoral Winter Camp is suitable for all levels of runner, whatever your pace we can accommodate you. There will be three or four differently paced groups for each run, with the faster groups going further. All we ask is that you can cover 10km. Importantly too, whilst this camp is all about challenging and improving yourself we also understand that you may not want to (or be able to) run every day in which case we can provide you with maps and you are welcome to take yourself for a walk/hike around the estate. Groups will be led by qualified local guides and the overall programme of running will be overseen by qualified athletics coach - Run with Karen. (Karen Weir). As running is not just about running, you will also have the opportunity to join sessions on Core Strength, Running Technique and Strength and Conditioning. Nutrition is extremely important for runners, so we have hired in an amazing cook who will provide all the food during the weekend. All meals are included in the cost as well as mid-morning and afternoon snacks, and tea and coffee are permanently on the go. The food at Balmoral is a real highlight, freshly prepared, healthy and hearty and the post-run flapjacks are to die for! Where Balmoral Estate, Royal Deeside, Scotland. The stunning Scottish home of the Queen. Visit www.balmoralcastle.com/ for details of what awaits you. When Friday 26th October to Sunday 28th October 2012. Arrive for lunch on Friday and we'll leave after lunch on Sunday. Fly up to Aberdeen Airport where a coach transfer will then take us out to the Balmoral Estate. Transfer time is a little over an hour. Flights are not included in the cost but return transfers are. There are several airlines that fly to Aberdeen from London including BA, Easyjet and Flybe. Please book flights that arrive late morning on Friday and leave late afternoon on the Sunday. Alternatively make your own way directly to Balmoral, directions can be provided. Cost Total price is £350 per person. This includes: * two nights accommodation in single rooms at Balmoral * All meals from lunch on Friday to lunch before we leave on Sunday, including tea/coffee and snacks. (Wine is available to purchase with the evening meal). * Return coach transfers from/to Aberdeen Airport * three guided runs with qualified guide (one each day Friday/Saturday/Sunday) * Core Strength Session * Running Technique Session * Strength and Conditioning Session * Visit to the Royal Lochnagar Whisky Distillery * Talk from Head Ranger or Manager of the Balmoral Estate * Support from Ranelagh Coach - Run with Karen throughout the weekend. To reserve your place please contact email@example.com." OLYMPICS We'll have more on Ranelagh members' involvement in the next e-news. 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 are welcome, if you know any youngsters who might be inspired by the Olympics, please bring them along. SWLAN NEWS Latest Network news from Kate Brook: "South West London Athletics Network (SWLAN) would like to offer any member of its four clubs the opportunity to attend a Leadership in Running Fitness Course for free. In past years SWLAN has organised its own closed course, but this year England Athletics have arranged a course on our door step. Please take advantage of this course and SWLAN will fund your attendance. It's on Sunday 2 September from 9am to 5pm at St Mary's University College Twickenham TW 1 4SX It's a one day course with no assessment and anyone over the age of 18 can apply. If you have an interest in running for fitness and you would like to lead or assist in leading a group this is the course for you. It will enable you to provide a safe and enjoyable running experience for people and will provide you with the skill to set up your own group and insurance to lead a group. For more details contact Kate Brook at firstname.lastname@example.org Coaching courses - Coach in Running Fitness Course - funded by SLWAN for members. Book through Kate as above. 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 MASSAGE AND SPORTS REHABILITATION Darryl McDonald writes: "Justin Smith of the Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club is a massage and sports rehabilitation therapist whom I have used for years and can't speak highly enough of in terms of his benefits. His deep-tissue massage breaks down scar tissue and increases flexibility which is key to improved performance in athletes of any standard. Self-employed and based in the Hampton Court area, Justin will happily drive to your home which is a huge convenience. He charges £50 for 45 minutes and (approximately) £35 for 1/2 hour sessions which I believe is pretty reasonable if you see him, say, every two months. Please text or call Justin on 07788 450 300 to arrange an appointment." TONY TRESILIAN.... ..sends greetings to all who remember him. He writes: "After seven years away in New Zealand, greetings to all the fine and companionable men at Ranelagh. The last two years have been dramatic in Christchurch with over ten thousand earthquakes and aftershocks, two hundred dead, thousands injured and eighty per cent of the city centre destroyed. Our own home is very badly damaged and we are living In a second rented house. We are currently in the UK for five weeks looking to return to live here. Regards to all who remember me including John Hanscomb and Wally Garrod." DAVID CAMPBELL We were very sorry to learn of the recent death of David Campbell at the age of 79. He had been suffering from leukaemia for several years and died of pneumonia in Kingston Hospital on June 2nd. Together with his friend Bob Maslin, David joined Ranelagh in 1958 and although never aspiring to first-team speed he became a regular participant in club events. His job as a commercial pilot inevitably made his appearances at the club irregular but he rarely missed a chance for a run in the Park whenever the opportunity arose. For many years David was a 747 Captain for British Airways and when he reached BA's retiring age of 55 he moved to Singapore and flew their Jumbos for a further five years. After returning to the UK he acquired a flat in Sydney where he would spend three or four months each year avoiding the English winter. David's name appears only once on our silverware, scoring a narrow victory in the 1977 Thomas Cup, but he had some near-misses including 3rd (after stopping to replace some maliciously removed flags!) and 2nd consecutively in the Page Cups of 1995 and 1996 and 3rd in the 1993 Thomas Cup. He was also a regular course marshal at home events. David donated his body for medical research so there was no funeral but there is to be a memorial service, details of which I will pass on when I receive them. Our condolences go to his family. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 / e-mail Marc and Chris email@example.com or the women's team managers firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday 28th August Ratchford Relay. 7pm start in Richmond Park Saturday 8th September Opening Run and Thomas Cup 3.8 miles handicap. Start at 3pm preceded by the annual club photo., Saturday 15th September Surrey Road Relay Championships at Wimbledon Park. 12 noon start. 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 *************** YATELEY 10km Wednesday 1st August 1 M Greenwood (AFD) 33.27 (chip time 33.27) 44 Andy Bickerstaff 38.56 (38.54) 145 Burkhard Fehsenfeld 43.54 (43.50) MILLAND VALLEY TRAIL 13 miles Sunday 5th August 1 B Mowatt (Denmead) 1:36.32 46 Bruce McLaren 1:55.03 NORTH DOWNS WAY 100 miles Saturday 11th August Alice Hector finished 4th overall and first woman in this spectacular ultra which runs from Farnham in Surrey to Wye in Kent. 1 M Lago (Brazil) 17:51.56 4 Alice Hector 20.10.39 RICHMOND PARK TRAIL RUN 10km Tuesday 14th August Rachael Holmes was the second woman to finish. 1 R Barrett (BAOC) 37.31 15 Bruce McLaren 45.30 17 Rachael Holmes 45.55 BURNHAM BEECHES HALF MARATHON Sunday 19th August Chris Read reports: "The race was run in challenging conditions due to hot weather (28C when we got back to the car). There were seven Ranelagh participants that I am aware of. I also bumped into former Ranelagh man Darren Wood. Carl Selya-Hammer and Karen Weir were our fastest runners with times of 1:23.09 and 1.40.34 respectively. The race was well organised and the course was very scenic. There was quite a lot of shade, which was very welcome. The course was an undulating two laps. It is definitely worth running again, although preferably in cooler weather." The race incorporated the Southern Counties Veterans AC championships in which Heather brought home the gold medal for the W45 class. 1 D Bradford (Lewes) 1:14.32 (chip time 1:14.32) 11 Carl Selya-Hammer 1:23.10 (1:23.09) 127 Karen Weir 1:40.41 (1:40.34) 159 Chris Read 1:44.14 (1:44.06) 307 Heather Martingell 1:55.03 (1:54.46) 412 Peter Gatley 2:01.43 (2:01.27) 654 Peter Lowman 2:28.52 (2:27.33) 655 Val Lowman 2:28.52 (2:27.33) RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th August Marie Synnott-Wells was the leading woman. 1 N Pollock (Kent) 16.31 8 Bill Neely 19.43 11 David Lawley 19.53 17 Marie Synnott-Wells 20.30 49 Eugenio Carmo 23.04 58 Simon Taylor 23.36 75 Ally Salisbury 24.16 91 Andrew Brown 24.53 113 Louise Davies 25.40 132 Philippa Kitchen 26.21 142 Rob Kitchen 26.45 159 Michael Sikora 27.46 199 Tomas Sterner 30.21 217 Annemarie Goodridge 32.47 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th August There was some class at the front this week, with Olympian Andy Baddeley setting a new course record of 13.48. 1 A Baddeley (Harrow) 13.48 23 David Rowe 17.58 52 Dan Wilson 19.11 280 James Whistler 23.21 443 Vicci Randle 25.34 616 Wally Garrod 28.19 766 Sharon Rowe 32.23 767 Kirsty Bangham 32.27 791 John Hanscomb 33.32 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 11th August 1 R Orton (Tavistock) 16.33 22 Phil Jackson 20.34 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th August 1 R Phillips (Runnymede) 18.48 9 Alex Fordham 22.11 10 Peter Fordham 22.36 29 Christine David 32.37 30 Cindy Croucher 33.16 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th August Back to winning ways for Trevor Maguire. 1 Trevor Maguire 19.16 4 Alberto Esguevillas 20.41 6 Perry Rendell 22.15 10 Lloyd Camp 22.38 11 Wyn Williams 22.56 14 Amrut Sharma 23.53 24 Lorna Smith 28.16 25 Tony Clark 28.50 DULWICH parkrun 5km Saturday 11th August 1 P Sanders (Kent) 16.15 39 Rob Curtis 21.37 ROUNDSHAW DOWNS parkrun 5km Saturday 11th August 1 R Ward (Hunters BT) 16.52 30 Alan Davidson 24.22 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 11th August 1 J Morwood (AFD) 15.56 56 Bruce McLaren 20.58 WYCOMBE RYE parkrun 5km Saturday 11th August 1 M Axe (Wycombe P) 16.48 5 Nick Wright 18.26 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 11th August 1 J Chang (26.2) 18.19 12 Chris Camacho 21.02 BROCKWELL parkrun 5km Saturday 11th August 1 C Graham (Serp) 18.03 37 Phil Aiken 22.12 SOUTHWICK COUNTRY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th August 1 G Ellis (RAF) 18.27 56 Mike White 26.12 READING parkrun 5km Saturday 11th August 1 M Nowell (Bradford) 17.25 210 Louise Atkinson 28.49 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 18th August Third place for Louis Randall. 1 R Carol (Clapham) 17.13 3 Louis Randall 17.40 8 Andy Bickerstaff 19.12 12 Sean Paynter 20.02 18 David Lawley 20.37 34 Alex Fordham 21.45 35 Stewart Anderson 21.45 39 Rachael Holmes 21.59 58 Sandra Prosser 23.16 60 Eugenio Carmo 23.18 76 Amrut Sharma 23.48 103 Katherine Mercer 25.38 113 Andrew Brown 25.59 114 Colin Rogal 26.00 125 Philippa Kitchen 27.03 138 Livvy Ricketts 27.48 154 Rob Kitchen 28.49 190 Annemarie Goodridge 31.37 195 Tony Clark 31.49 198 Martin Clark 32.25 202 Juliet Ricketts 32.55 203 John Ricketts 32.55 229 Claire French 37.18 231 Penny Merrett 37.30 239 Bev Ali 40.40 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 18th August 1 M Hiscott (Maid) 16.07 15 Ted Mockett 18.20 150 Ian Grange 22.43 230 Peter Fordham 23.59 412 Vicci Randle 27.11 481 Kirsty Bangham 28.22 515 Wally Garrod 28.55 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 18th August 1 H Hughes (TVH) 19.04 14 Bruce McLaren 22.29 30 Heather Martingell 26.52 31 Mike White 26.53 44 Christine David 33.00 47 Tanya Allen 33.31 48 Deirdre Inman 36.11 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 18th August First and second amongst the women for Mel Hunter and Lynne Barber. 1 G Roberts (TVH) 19.45 18 Mel Hunter 26.48 19 Lynne Barber 26.49 26 Stacey Barber 30.12 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 18th August 1 D Harris (Les Croup) 17.27 48 Becky Hall 24.29 49 Rob Curtis 24.31 112 Danny Hobbs 35.18 BANSTEAD WOODS parkrun 5km Saturday 18th August 1 D Williamson (Tad) 17.53 19 Phil Aiken 22.42 40 Tom Reay 24.39 KILLERTON parkrun 5km Saturday 18th August 1 J Pascoe (Cani X) 18.25 47 Steve Rowland 24.47 49 Sonia Rowland 24.50 LEEDS parkrun 5km Saturday 18th August 1 M John (Otley) 16.02 88 Tomas Sterner 23.39 255 Mary Hickson 31.19 OXFORD parkrun 5km Saturday 18th August 1 G Hope (Kidlington) 18.45 60 Ian Bingham 28.04 68 Evelyn Joslin 29.47 BRAUNSTONE parkrun 5km Saturday 18th August Estelle Damant was second in the women's section. 1 N Stirk (Leics Cor) 15.27 16 Estelle Damant 19.00 YORK parkrun 5km Saturday 18th August 1 A Munzer (unatt) 18.29 13 Phil Jackson 20.20 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 18th August 1 T Spencer Smith (unat) 19.05 10 Chris Camacho 21.13 HAMPSTEAD HEATH parkrun 5km Saturday 18th August 1 M Chataway (unatt) 17.38 28 Si Martin 22.32 FINALLY... Star of the Games? Mohamed Farah of course. No, not that one - Zamzam Mohamed Farah of Somalia who finished last in her heat of the women's 400m in a (literally) staggering 80.48, looking for all the world as if she had never run that far before. Perhaps she hadn't: The National reports that her training regimen consisted of early-morning jogs through the streets of war-ravaged Mogadishu, where she had to navigate roadblocks manned by competing militiamen. 'Sometimes the soldier on guard would mistake us for being suicide bombers or attackers, and they would order us to stop or they would shoot,' she said.