*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 389 13 November 2012 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Our men finish 8th in the ZXU Surrey League Division 1 and slip to 7th overall * Sam Perkins and Phil Killingley lead our team * parkrun placings for Marie Synnott-Wells, Tamsin Burland, Wiebke Kortum, Duncan Mallison, Juliet Edwards and Mel Hunter * All needed for our home mob match v Thames Hare & Hounds this Saturday * Fish and chip supper in the clubhouse afterwards * Club London Marathon places * Still time to book for the Christmas Party on 15th December ATTENTION PLEASE **************** MOB MATCH v THAMES HARE & HOUNDS Saturday 17th November The Saltires are coming! The Saltires are coming! Thames Hare and Hounds, our rivals from across the A3, are visiting us this Saturday for our first home mob match of the season. It's one of our younger mob matches - our first race against Thames in the mob format was only in 1974. There's no trophy yet for the winners, just the opportunity to bask in the glory! Thames are currently sitting pretty on top of the Surrey League Division 1 while we are labouring down in 7th place, so they will not be easy to beat. But...we have done it before. Thames might dominate at the front but if we can pack in the numbers in the rest of the field we can overcome the early deficit. So here's your chance to do your bit for the club...we need everyone who can get round 7.5 miles! The more runners we have, the better our chances of winning the match. The race starts at 2.30pm at our normal spot beside Sidmouth Wood (opposite Pembroke Lodge) and it's two laps making up seven and a half miles. Register on the day, collect your number at the clubhouse or at the start. Be warned that there is international rugby at Twickenham that afternoon, so allow extra time if you're coming that way. The race incorporates our club veterans championships and there are trophies for the over 40, over 50 and over 60 categories. FISH AND CHIPS After the mob match on Saturday we'll have a fish and chip supper with our guests in the clubhouse starting at about 6pm. It's £10 a head for Ranelagh, free for our visitors. Numbers are flexible but if you are planning to come please contact Andy Hayward email@example.com . If you'd prefer a veggie alternative to fish, please mention it to Andy. CHRISTMAS PARTY at the Richmond Hill Hotel 144-150 Richmond Hill, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, TW10 6RW. Tel. 020 8940 2247 Saturday 15th December 2012 at 7.00pm * Dinner 3 courses and wine - choice of food at booking - see brochure link page 4 * Dancing - disc jockey * Price £50 To reserve your place........ Email Michele Gibson
or text Michele 07703 518 956 or grab me at the club on Tuesdays and Wednesdays!!! Cheque payable to Ranelagh Harriers and give to Michele Gibson - NO paying on night. I also need your food choices. The menus can be seen at the clubhouse, there are two on the main table next to the Christmas Party list or by accessing the link to the Richmond Hill Hotel brochure as above. Please either leave cheque payment in envelope at the club or post to Michele Gibson, 107 Elm Road New Malden, Surrey KT3 3HN. LONDON MARATHON CLUB PLACES We have been allocated four club places for the 2013 London Marathon. The draw for these will take place at the Christmas Party on 15th December. 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. Saturday's mob match will count. If you qualify send your name in to Louise Piears firstname.lastname@example.org before the Christmas Party. CLUBHOUSE VALUATION As part of the process of transferring the ownership of the land on which the clubhouse stands, we require a professional valuation of the clubhouse. Is there anyone in the club who is qualified to undertake this? If so please contact the Hon Sec Wyn Williams email@example.com . VOLUNTEERS We do need help at all our home races in Richmond Park with officiating and marking the course. Don't wait to be asked. If you're free, please volunteer your services - there might be a free tea in it! Contact Andy Bickerstaff firstname.lastname@example.org . RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 5th May 2013 I know it's not until next May, but we have already received over 700 entries and it seems certain that - like last year - the entry limit will be reached by January if not sooner. There are currently only about 25 Ranelagh names in the entry list, so if you're thinking of running can we urge you to get your entry in now. Numbers are easily transferrable through the club or Fetch Everyone and Runner's World so if you can't run after all you needn't be out of pocket. Details:. SWLAN NEWS St Mary's Endurance and Performance Coaching Centre in conjunction with England Athletics is holding its latest Workshop on Sunday 2nd December at the St Mary's track. The day starts at 9.45am and includes a lecture on "Preparing for Competition" and a track session. Book with Neville Taylor email@example.com . Here are SWLAN's upcoming courses, all at St Mary's University College TW1 4SX unless otherwise stated: Saturday 17th November 9am to 5pm Athletics Leader Course Tuesday 27th November 8.30pm to 9.30pm Endurance Running Technique (at the Angel, Thames Ditton) Wednesday 28th November 7.30pm to 9.30pm Endurance Running Nutrition Saturday 1st December 9am to 12 noon Endurance Training Day with Mick Woods Sat/Sun 19th and 20th January 9am to 5pm Assistant Coach Course To book contact Kate Brook firstname.lastname@example.org . CONGRATULATIONS... ...to Julia and Marc Snaith on the arrival of Imogen Grace Davison on November 3rd, and to Anna and John Scally on the arrival of Aaron Patrick on November 11th. Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 / e-mail Marc and Chris email@example.com or e-mail Estelle and Phil firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday 17th November Mob Match v Thames Hare & Hounds 7.5 miles in Richmond Park. 2.30pm start Saturday 24th November South of the Thames 5 miles championship at Reigate. 2pm start. Saturday 1st December Surrey Ladies League 6km at Nonsuch Park. 12 noon start. Sunday 2nd December MABAC League 5 miles at Ockham Common. 10am start. All welcome, register on the day. Details:. Saturday 8th December Dysart Cup women's inter-club including our club women's championship 6km 1.45pm start in Richmond Park Ellis Cup men's inter-club 8km 2.30pm start in Richmond Park. All members are welcome for both events, register on the day. 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 2km junior parkruns for under 14s take place on the first Sunday of each month from Bushy Park's Teddington Gate (11am start) and from Savill Garden car park, Windsor Great Park (9.30am start). WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** ZXU SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUE DIVISION 1 Saturday 10th November in Richmond Park Marc Snaith reports: "I feared it would be tough and it was brutal. The impressive depth of the race mercilessly exposed our weak mid-pack and has left us clinging on to safety just one place and 24pts ahead of The Stragglers. Sam Perkins and Phil Killingley once again provided our one-two punch towards the head of the field, on this occasion it was Sam who took the honours scraping into the top twenty with Phil two spots behind in 22nd. There was a very welcome return to racing for Jackson Creegan who hasn't raced for twelve months and we are very grateful that he did. Whilst far from his best, his 53rd provided the valuable points that kept us above the relegation zone. Jackson should take great encouragement from his run and is just over a minute away from the top 25. Following Jackson, albeit from quite a distance, was a stream of seven blue vests crossing the line within a minute of each other. Leading this pack was Chris Bundhun, our fourth scorer, followed by Marc Snaith, Ian Kenton, Mark Herbert, Ted Mockett, Steve Whitehead and John Shaw - who can take some consolation that he beat the tenth scorer from four other clubs. It is worth noting that our 11th finisher and 11 seconds behind John was Andy Bickerstaff who is still searching for his 50th scoring appearance. Might be a long wait Andy! It wasn't all bad Turnout was a very impressive 28, although Louis Randall had to drop out leaving 27 finishers. There were Surrey League debuts for Carl Assmundson, Lars Lundqvist, Stewart Anderson and Alberto Esguevillas. Carl, Lars and Stewart all contributed to our B team victory over The Stragglers, 1349 v 1378. Our B team now leads 2830 v 2949. The B team competition is for runners finishing 11-20 for their club, last time we only had 17 finishers so everyone can contribute to the B team. Plan for improvement We now have a two month break from the Surrey League and unfortunately the next fixture is hosted by The Stragglers at Ham Lands on 12th January. Expect The Stragglers to field their strongest possible team and we need to be prepared to go into the last fixture deep in a relegation battle and possibly even in the relegation zone. What you do in the next two months can make the difference to the team. If each scoring runner can gain one minute in two months then we will be 115 points better off, scoring fewer points than at the first fixture and a total good enough for 6th yesterday. Some will find this easier to achieve than others but if we train smarter, consistently make our sessions, gradually increase mileage, and make those weekly long runs and tempo runs then you'll be surprised at how quickly you can run. We can all get faster and just quote Nike, 'Just do it'." MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles Sunday 7th October in Nonsuch Park1 M Nutt (Wimb W) 35.36 33 James Barber 46.34 76 Lynne Barber 54.44 107 Christine David 64.41 108 Stacey Barber 64.42 OXSHOTT 10km Sunday 28th October Wally Garrod was the first over 70. 1 T Elsey (Herne H) 33.31 132 Roger Wilson 55.15 154 Wally Garrod 59.30 158 Alan Meaden 61.07 172 John Hanscomb 71.33 MABAC LEAGUE 5 miles Sunday 4th November at Puttenham 1 D Cairnie (Runny) 30.58 40 James Barber 42.58 63 Lynne Barber 48.31 72 Oliver Bheemul 51.04 81 Christine David 60.05 82 Stacey Barber 60.05 84 Penny Merrett 62.49 1 lap 2.5 miles 1 N Simmons (Wimb W) 25.18 8 Cindy Croucher 40.21 9 Bev Ali 40.23 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 7th November at Woking 1 J Brown (unatt) 25.47 (actual time 24.17) 8 Steve Rowland 27.03 (20.48) 10 Andy Bickerstaff 27.10 (17.10) 16 Louise Piears 27.38 (21.08) 18 Sonia Rowland 27.48 (21.48) ENIGMA FOX@40 MARATHON Saturday 10th November at Milton Keynes Jane Craigie-Payne reports: "A dodgy hamstring seized up at 12 miles, cramp in both calves from 22 miles. Ouch. A one minute PB 3.43.08 but not the time I wanted. But fun all the same!". Jane was third woman to finish. LEATHERHEAD FIRE STATION 10km Sunday 11th November Paul Sinton-Hewitt was third over 50. 1 T Elsey (Dorking & MV) 33.42 (chip time 33.42) 18 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 39.32 (39.31) 226 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 54.00 (53.47) GRAND UNION CANAL HALF MARATHON Sunday 11th November 1 S Blanshard (unatt) 1:18.15 (chip time 1:18.15) 59 Mark Herbert 1:36.07 (1:36.05) 70 Bruce McLaren 1:38.39 (1:38.36) 109 Paul Martingell 2:04.00 (2:03.36) ALGARVE RUNNING CHALLENGE Wednesday 7th - Sunday 11th November in Monte Gordo, Portugal Alan Davidson reports: "The usual friendly, lively bunch of runners arrived Monte Gordo (eastern Algarve) for the Track & Field Tours Algarve Running Challenge (4 races in 5 days) just after a local rail strike protesting about possible closure of the charming, antiquated Faro-Vila Real rail line (my internet timetable printout listed the stations that were more than three miles away from the places they purported to serve but as this was on the competing bus company website perhaps the miles had stretched) and we left two days before a national strike against budget austerity measures. On the morning of the 5k cross-country (three laps of pine forest sandy trails and hills) Steve Smythe of Athletics Weekly marked out the course in heavy rain but luckily the race took place in dull but dry weather and no-one got soaked or lost and I got round in 23.54. Deja vu the next day as an early morning storm of thunder, lightning and very heavy rain (causing floods in local roads) caused intermittent loss of TV satellite signal but it was again dull and dry for the one mile track time trial at Vila Real (a disappointing pedestrian 6.54 for me). The 10k the next day (pine forest trails plus some potholed road sections) was graced with low sun close to setting and 49.14 was O.K. for me in the very competitive handicap race. The 17.5 km Milhas do Guadiana open road race from Ayamonte (Spain) to Vila Real (Portugal) featured 10k of hell followed by 7.5k of bliss! The 10k out of Ayamonte was mainly uphill into a very strong wind (very gusty indeed crossing the border on the Guadiana bridge - passport not required) to Castro Marin and we then had a long, downhill flat and were blown along the causeway by a very helpful tailwind with as just a final straw the back straight of the Vila Real stadium finish being back into the tough headwind again! I ran 1.30.01 and was delighted and relieved that my taped-up left Achilles survived four races and yet again this was a very enjoyable trip before leaving sunny 17C for a miserably wet and chilly Gatwick." RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd November Marie Synnott-Wells and Juliet Edwards were the first and second women to finish. 1 Unknown 16.45 8 Mark Herbert 18.48 10 Lars Lundqvist 18.50 11 Ted Mockett 18.56 22 Matt Copp 20.10 27 Peter Faull 20.20 30 Marie Synnott-Wells 20.34 46 Juliet Edwards 21.08 47 Peter Weir 21.08 59 John Ricketts 21.39 70 Eugenio Carmo 22.18 102 Simon Taylor 23.16 118 Wiebke Kortum 24.02 120 Polly White 24.04 179 Lynne Barber 26.17 182 Tomas Sterner 26.19 213 Michelle Davies 27.17 229 Nicholas Fordham 27.47 233 Stacey Barber 27.56 237 Michael Sikora 28.07 249 Jar O'Brien 28.40 250 Mike White 28.41 285 Christine David 30.23 289 Annemarie Goodridge 30.53 296 Bronwen Northmore 32.05 307 Peter Lowman 33.09 311 Rachael Holmes 33.14 312 Paula Maguire 33.16 318 Penny Merrett 33.44 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd November 1 Unknown 16.09 56 Bruce McLaren 19.53 171 Egis Vincel 22.30 221 Ian Grange 23.13 226 Adam Wright 23.17 267 Peter Fordham 23.46 398 Kirsty Bangham 25.35 715 Ed Josey 30.31 765 Mary Hickson 31.45 846 John Hanscomb 35.21 HAMPSTEAD HEATH parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd November 1 A Chetwynd (unatt) 16.59 40 Lloyd Camp 23.47 42 Amrut Sharma 24.03 55 Rob Kitchen 25.36 64 Philippa Kitchen 26.13 67 Sue Camp 26.29 85 Tony Clark 28.00 LITTLE STOKE parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd November This was the inaugural Little Stoke parkrun just outside Bristol. 1 D Norman (Strag) 17.03 11 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.20 27 Becky Hall 21.02 29 Rob Curtis 21.23 111 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 42.45 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd November Tamsin Burland was the first woman home. 1 G Brook (Strag) 17.25 22 Tamsin Burland 25.35 42 Cindy Croucher 35.13 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd November 1 M Palser (Les Croup) 17.50 191 Lexi Slaughter 40.01 192 Waldron Slaughter 40.19 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd November 1 R Barr (Thames T) 18.11 52 David Bell 27.10 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd November 1 D Etherdige (unatt) 18.43 10 Chris Camacho 20.33 35 Alan Davidson 23.33 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd November Mel Hunter was third woman. 1 K McCallum (Serp) 21.30 7 Stewart Anderson 23.16 16 Mel Hunter 25.21 25 Deborah Blakemore 28.17 GROVELANDS parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd November 1 N Kennerley (unatt) 20.03 5 Phil Aiken 21.21 OXFORD parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd November 1 B Trigg (Erme Valley) 18.08 79 Evelyn Joslin 28.36 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 10th November 1 S O'Neill (Scunth) 17.36 10 Bill Neely 19.59 21 Matt Copp 20.58 34 Chris Read 21.40 78 Amrut Sharma 23.51 98 Karl Garvey 24.40 102 Polly White 24.54 126 Philippa Kitchen 25.50 129 Jar O'Brien 25.59 130 Rob Kitchen 26.00 148 Lorna Smith 26.46 170 Sue Camp 27.39 171 Lloyd Camp 27.40 172 Tony Clark 27.42 173 Alberto Esguevillas 27.42 176 Michael Sikora 27.45 207 Val Lowman 30.50 208 Peter Lowman 31.02 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 10th November 1 Unknown 15.46 58 Nick Wright 20.21 148 Egis Vincel 22.36 329 Kirsty Bangham 25.18 544 Wally Garrod 28.40 683 Sharon Rowe 32.48 731 John Hanscomb 35.10 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 10th November Duncan Mallison was the overall winner. 1 Duncan Mallison 18.45 24 Heather Martingell 24.03 32 Mel Hunter 24.52 41 Tamsin Burland 26.14 46 Stacey Barber 27.55 55 Tanya Allen 32.51 59 Penny Merrett 33.49 60 Bev Ali 37.56 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 10th November 1 P Bell (Viceroys Tri) 19.06 47 Becky Hall 27.21 48 Rob Curtis 27.21 WYCOMBE RYE parkrun 5km Saturday 10th November 1 T Pocock (West 4) 18.41 9 Michelle Davies 21.58 14 Lee Davies 22.24 40 Mike White 26.27 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 10th November Wiebke Kortum was the leading woman. 1 D Etherdige (unatt) 18.56 5 Chris Camacho 20.55 11 Wiebke Kortum 22.24 HUDDERSFIELD parkrun 5km Saturday 10th November 1 S Courtney (Stadium) 16.56 153 Chris Wright 27.51 156 Mary Hickson 27.53 MALAHIDE parkrun 5km Saturday 10th November parkrun reaches Dublin! 1 M McSwiggan (Portmarn) 18.19 5 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 18.54 NONSUCH parkrun 5km Saturday 10th November Marie Synnott-Wells was the second woman to finish. 1 K Kyereme (Shaft B) 18.25 14 Marie Synnott-Wells 21.10 MILE END parkrun 5km Saturday 10th November 1 B Barikor (unatt) 17.42 10 Phil Aiken 20.45 NORTHAMPTON parkrun 5km Saturday 10th November 1 P Currington (unatt) 17.54 59 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.05 FINALLY... 91-year-old Mary Wixey proves that you are never too old to compete: Video.