*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 397 21 March 2013 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Mike Peace wins the Clutton Cup * Mark Herbert and Michelle Davies set the fastest times * Wellington College wins the Ranelagh Cup schools race * Half Marathon PBs * parkrun placings for Becky Hall, Cathy Jones, Sean Paynter, Simon Burrell and Wiebke Kortum * Rescheduled Bank of England race at Roehampton Gate this Saturday * Sign up for the captains' 10km challenge * Book for the Baker Cup Supper and Prize Presentations on Saturday 6th April * Green Belt Relay cancelled * Women's Beginners' Course starts on Tuesday 16th April ATTENTION PLEASE **************** TROPHY HOLDERS If you are the current holder of one of our trophies, please arrange to return it to Alan Hedger as soon as possible. Alan has to get all the trophies engraved with the names of the new winners before our prize presentations evening on April 6th, so time is short! Bring the trophy to one of our races or leave it in the safe on a Tuesday night for Alan to pick up - but please let him know if you are doing this. Contact Alan on 01372 740626. BAKER CUP SUPPER and PRIZE PRESENTATION Only a few places left! It's upstairs at the Roebuck on Richmond Hill on Saturday 6th April, starting at 7pm. Price £22 includes welcome glass of bubbly, free beer while stocks last and a buffet dinner. If you have a trophy to collect, please try to come along. Book with Michele Gibson on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings at the clubhouse or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07703 518956. Cheques payable to Ranelagh Harriers. GREEN BELT RELAY We have just learned that this year's Green Belt Relay, scheduled for May 11th and 12th, is NOT going ahead. Organisers the Stragglers hope that the event will be resurrected in 2014. SWLAN NEWS Kate Brook writes: "SWLAN is reapplying for funding from England Athletics. Part of the money that we are reapplying for (if successful) will go towards assisting in funding Coaching Courses. To assist in this application I would like to know if you think you might like to do a coaching qualification in the next 12 months. For details of courses click here Please can you let me know which coaching qualification you might do, what you are doing to warrant SWLAN funding towards the course cost - i.e. already volunteer coaching hours/week; when or what you plan to do with your qualification. Submission date is Monday 25th March so I would appreciate response before then." "After the success of the last Meet and Mingle morning, SWLAN are pleased to invite members of the four SWLAN clubs to free breakfast at the Hawker Centre on Saturday 13th April from 9am to 10.30am. There is an opportunity to take part in the Kingston parkrun which will be playing host to the mob match between Stragglers, Ranelagh and K&P." "Eva Woods, Soft Tissue Therapist from St Mary's University College Clinic has a marathon offer: 'I have a special offer for those doing the London Marathon, 3 for 2 on 45 minutes and 60 minutes sessions. The sessions incorporate both soft tissue therapy and fascia stretches as well as IAM tool work if needed. I also offer kineso taping if it is required.' Contact Eva: 07515 809559 or e-mail email@example.com ." BROOKS TRACK ATTACK Kate Brook also sends the following via SWLAN: "Dear Club Runner, Here at Brooks our world revolves around running. We aim to Run Happy when covered in mud on the trails, pounding the streets or flying around the track. We will be holding an event to celebrate our passion for running, in particular running very fast. Brooks would like to invite you to join us and take part in a selection of races that will be held at St Mary's University College, Twickenham (on-site parking and grandstand seating for spectators) - 75m, 150m, 300m and 1 mile distance races for runners of all abilities and ages. All races will be timed and photo finish will be in operation. You can also watch some of the College's elite performance athletes take part in races at 12.30pm and 3.15pm, why not see how your time compares to theirs? Grab your running shoes and Run Happy with us on Saturday 27th April. We will also have some trial spikes (subject to availability) for you to try on and see how fast you really are, and some spot prizes for really fast runners! Saturday 27th April - Junior Races: 10-12pm Adult/Club Runners: 1pm - 3pm. This event is free. If you would like to enter please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age, and the events you would like to run in. Entries close Friday 19th April." A PARKRUN 'DOUBLE' IN GDANSK and GDYNIA, POLAND 26th to 28th April Peter Fordham writes: "Just in case you missed the feature in the parkrun newsletter of 28th February....the parkrun Poland team are welcoming a group of parkrunners to the historic and fascinating Tricity area on the last weekend of April, where you will have the opportunity to run one or both of the parkruns. We experienced amazing hospitality from the parkrun team there last year, and it is a great way to mix with the wider parkrun community both U.K. and Polish. The team have also promised to show us some of the attractions. Most of the group will be flying out of Stansted on Friday morning and returning on Sunday night. If you are interested, it is still possible to join us. Call me on 07799 072307 or email me email@example.com and I can give you full details. It should be a great trip! For information on parkrun Poland visit www.parkrun.pl/gdansk and www.parkrun.pl/gdynia CAPTAINS' 10km CHALLENGE Marc Snaith writes: "To give you an extra incentive to train harder and run some fast times this summer we are going to reward the three runners who shave the most time from their 10k PBs. Don't worry if you set your 10k PB 20 years ago, we'll use your fastest time since 1 March 2011. There are three categories organised according to your fastest time since 1 March 2011. The most improved runner in each of the following three categories will win a £50 voucher. 1. Men sub 40 minutes, women sub 45 minutes. 2. Men 40 minutes - 49.59, women 45 minutes - 54.59. 3. Men 50 minutes plus, women 55 minutes plus. Only times run between 1 March and 30 September 2013 will count. To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take your fastest 10k time shown on the powerof10 or runbritain websites, or reported in the e-news, since 1 March 2011. We'll try to keep tabs on improvers but if you beat your best time it will help if you send another e-mail with your new PB. Happy training!" RICHMOND HALF MARATHON As usual on this complex course we need plenty of marshals and people to man the water stations, ride the lead bikes etc. If you can spare only a few minutes we can still use you. If you have two or three hours so much the better. Please contact email@example.com to volunteer. PARKRUN MOB MATCH Our unofficial parkrun "mob match" against the Stragglers will be incorporated with the Kingston parkrun on Saturday 13th April. Kingston & Poly are also joining in. If you're doing a parkrun that day, try to make it the Kingston one. Note if your parkrun registration doesn't currently show you as Ranelagh Harriers, please amend it before the day or you won't count in the scoring. Start is on the towpath adjacent to the Hawker Centre. Details:. On the same day at the Hawker Centre there will be free breakfast at the latest SWLAN Mix and Mingle morning (see SWLAN News above). BEGINNERS' COURSE Know anyone starting from scratch? Our 2013 women's beginners' course is due to start on 16th April. It runs for 8 weeks and is aimed at complete beginners to learn to run 5k. This course is for women only and will take place on Tuesday evenings in Richmond Park at 7pm. Details:. SUMMER ROAD GRAND PRIX Our summer GP will consist of the same ten events as last year, starting with the Thames Towpath 10 on Sunday 14th April. Details:. Any spring marathon will also count, up to our Half Marathon on May 5th. Full details are on our website here:. PER ARDUA PERSONAL TRAINING Ranelagh member Matthew Copp writes: "I am a sports injuries therapist specialising in soft tissue injuries, rehab, runners' injuries, sports massage etc. My company is Per Ardua Personal Training www.perarduapersonaltraining.com. My availability can be seldom at times but I would at least like to try and help our runners...in time of injury...when I can. Obviously I compete myself for the club so would appreciate that luxury on race/training days but my help is only an email firstname.lastname@example.org away." 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 23rd March Inter-club 5 miles at the Bank of England (Richmond Park, Roehampton Gate) 3pm start. Sunday 24th March South of England Road Relays (men and women) at Milton Keynes Saturday 6th April Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap in Richmond Park. 3pm start. All members welcome, register on the day. Saturday 13th April parkrun mob match v Stragglers at the Kingston parkrun. 9am start. Sunday 14th April Towpath 10 miles at Chiswick, starting at 9.30am. The first race in our summer road GP. 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 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 *************** RANELAGH CUP SCHOOLS RACE Saturday 9th March in Richmond Park Organiser Julian Smith anticipated a larger field for our annual Schools race this year, only for another Schools event to change its date and cause a clash. The result was that only six schools were represented in our event, with a total field of just under sixty. Judd School from Kent were out to make it six wins in a row, but although they put up gallant resistance they were obliged to give best to Wellington College who provided the first three home. Individual winner was Tom Johnson of Wellington, 15 seconds clear of his teammate Juan-Lucas del Azar. If the times look a little slow for our 3.8 miles course it was because the whole field went off course in the woods before the Pen Ponds, then luckily regained the correct route only to take an arbitrary right turn half way up the final climb to avoid a herd of deer. They then completed the lap from the wrong direction! Fortunately the whole field ran the same course, which looks to have been only a kilometre or so longer than it should have been. 1 T Johnson (Well) 26.44 2 J-L del Azar (Well) 26.59 3 J Griggs (Well) 27.13 4 W Whitmore (Judd) 27.34 5 J Harvey (St John's) 27.35 6 M Weatherspeed (Judd) 27.48 7 L Fisher (Judd) 28.02 8 G Drake-Smith (Well) 28.17 9 D Hill (Well) 28.23 10 P Laing (Judd) 28.26 45 Edward Hedger (St J) 34.31 55 A Lankes (KCS) 38.07 (1st girl) Teams (4 to score) 1 Wellington College 14 2 Judd School 27 3 St John's School 58 4 Charterhouse School 62 5 Royal GS Guildford 89 6 King's College School 145 CLUTTON CUP 10 miles handicap Sunday 17th March in Richmond Park Last year's switch to a Sunday morning for our longest handicap race resulted in a jump in the number of competitors, but this year we slipped back again to only 22 starters, of whom four succumbed to the temptation of calling it a day after one lap. Cold and wet weather did nothing to help. So it was something of a lonely grind for most, though with the compensation of fairly good odds on being the one to get your name on the handsome trophy. Mike Peace was the man who actually did it, as usual at this time of year getting fitter as the London Marathon looms. He had over two minutes to spare at the finish over Trevor Maguire setting the day's fastest time of 65.46, with Mike White hanging on for the bronze medal. Just a few seconds behind Mike was Mark Herbert, and next after Mark was Michelle Davies whose 77.08 made her the fastest woman. MARRAKECH MARATHON Sunday 27th January 1 S Tum (Kenya) 2:06.25 38 Nick Twomey 2:43.36 BATH HALF MARATHON Sunday March 3rd Wyn Williams writes: I also ran the Bath Half Marathon on 3rd March. I finished in 2861st place in a time of 1:49.02 (chip 1:47.18). The first finisher in the over 60s men category was Martin Rees from the Les Croupiers club in Cardiff. His time was 1:11.32 (chip 1:11.29). Apparently this is the world's best time for a 60 year old in a Half Marathon. Cardiff is my home town and I am in the same age group but that's as far as any similarity extends!" EASTBOURNE HALF MARATHON Sunday March 3rd 1 M Dooley (Herne Hill) 1:18.23 (chip time 1:18.22) 1458 Monica Sule-Shingadia 2:32.22 (2:32.14) NEW FOREST FESTIVAL OF RUNNING Saturday 9th / Sunday 10th March Bruce McLaren reports: "I didn't see any other Ranelagh runners but there were quite a lot of races over two days so there may have been some. I went down expecting a fast, flat 20 miles course and a good training run pre Boston. They seem to have found a nice little section of the New Forest which was pretty hilly with a long flattish section into a biting cold headwind with lots of mud. Conveniently the downwind return of this two lap course was mainly in trees where the wind benefit was lost! I almost gave up after one lap but I'm glad I didn't as I must have passed eight people on lap two to finish so high up." 1 M Page 2:11.19 5 Bruce McLaren 2:36.53 CAMBRIDGE HALF MARATHON Sunday 10th March Carl Selya-Hammer writes: "I ran a PB by nearly two minutes over my previous best set in the Bristol Half in September 2012. The weather on race day morning was far from ideal as it was snowing with temperatures barely above freezing. In the end I think the cold and wet conditions provided an extra boost of adrenaline that helped me start a bit quicker than I otherwise would have. The course featured a good mix of twisting and turning miles in the city centre, and long straight roads a bit further out. The spectators in central Cambridge were extremely loud which lent some excitement to the race, especially when running through the narrow streets of the course. Having run two half-marathons in February at marathon pace in Watford and Wokingham (as training runs for London), I felt very comfortable at the half-marathon distance. I tried to maintain a fast but sustainable pace for the first half of the race and then gradually wind up the pace in the second half, and everything went according to plan. The goal for next time will be to start increasing the pace a bit earlier and try to run the second half closer to 10K pace by chasing down the runners ahead of me. My only complaint about the race is, because it's a two lap course, the first finishing runners have to pass the middle of the pack runners on some very narrow paths over the crucial last two miles, and I would have rather not been forced to yell at these well-meaning runners as I frantically chased a sub-75min finish. Run247 has a 12 minute montage of the race j.mp/15HERMU." 1 J Pepper (Brighton P) 1:06.15 (chip time 1:06.14) 11 Carl Selya-Hammer 1:14.53 (1:14.52) 2779 Niels Andersen 2:19.14 (2:16.13) WORTHING 20 miles Sunday 10th March 1 T Stevens (Datchet) 1:56.01 (chip time 1:56.01) 398 Lorraine Clifton 3:20.46 (3:20.26) 454 Tanya Allen 3:44.52 (3:44.32) 467 Deirdre Inman 3:56.05 (3:55.44) MAXIFUEL HALF MARATHON Saturday 16th March at Eton Dorney Ed Barker was the leading vet. 1 I Harrison (SoC) 1:16.41 7 Ed Barker 1:21.14 42 Paul Rider 1:29.22 READING HALF MARATHON Sunday 17th March Sean Paynter reports: "Before the race I had decided to aim for 80 minutes and in the first 10k I stuck to the splits required very closely using my Garmin. After halfway I realised that a PB was possible if I could stick with the strong field I was running with for the rest of the course so did my best to keep up. Over the final two miles tiredness began to set in but when I could see that a sub-80 finishing time was so close I had enough motivation to keep going to the finish." Nick Twomey adds: "Nine seconds outside my Half Marathon PB today...promising signs of my fitness returning!" And Bev Ali: "Wet, wet, cold and wet! Personally, I was quite pleased to have finished and not be suffering much after Sunday night - proved my hamstring is on the mend! The race is a big one- a bit of a mission to get between the parking and the start and the finish and the parking...20 cold minutes to get over the start line for anyone slower than two hours but both the start and finish were chip timed. It was well marshalled and well provisioned with water and Lucozade. Could have been scenic in the right weather...the finish in the stadium also could have been amazing in better weather, but the tiles they had put down to protect the turf were slippery, especially when wet, and the runner in front of me fell because of them. I can see how it could be a great race, but I have never been so happy to get home to a hot bath!" 1 A Lesuuda (Kenya) 1:04.15 (chip time 1:04.14) 135 Sean Paynter 1:18.47 (1:18.31) 210 Nick Twomey 1:21.35 (1:21.33) 506 Stewart Anderson 1:28.23 (1:28.12) 1790 Stephen Logue 1:41.41 (1:40.04) 1963 Phil Jackson 1:42.46 (1:39.51) 4258 Kate Brook 1:56.27 (1:49.32) 4259 Chris Brook 1:56.27 (1:49.33) 10738 Tanya Allen 2:36.35 (2:18.06) 11415 Deirdre Inman 2:43.30 (2:23.36) 11637 Louise Atkinson 2:46.30 (2:26.54) 11756 Penny Merrett 2:47.57 (2:28.02) 12574 Bev Ali 3:11.57 (2:52.02) FLEET HALF MARATHON Sunday 17th March 1 M Blunden (RAF) 1:11.36 (chip time 1:11.35) 127 Duncan Mallison 1:25.16 (1:25.09) RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 9th March 1 J Pabon (Ealing E) 17.03 29 Stewart Anderson 20.03 68 Eugenio Carmo 21.53 83 Steven Mountain 22.36 90 Tomas Sterner 22.56 92 Polly White 22.59 110 Phil Aiken 23.50 206 Michael Sikora 27.43 207 Val Lowman 27.47 226 Peter Lowman 28.45 283 Andrew Brown 33.03 302 Pat Howlett 36.24 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 9th March 1 A Jackson (Sitting) 15.53 4 Steve Whitehead 17.56 8 Nick Twomey 18.14 17 Nick Wright 18.52 18 David Rowe 18.54 82 James Whistler 20.41 157 Adam Wright 22.21 192 Ian Grange 22.56 403 Rachel Revett 26.03 709 Aiah Songu-Mbriwa 31.02 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 9th March 1 G Russell (unatt) 18.29 4 Alberto Esguevillas 19.58 9 Phil Jackson 21.12 13 Kevin Kearey 21.50 15 Tom Kearey 22.07 18 Amrut Sharma 22.46 19 Lloyd Camp 23.21 21 David Bell 23.25 23 Alan Davidson 23.52 34 Emily Kearey 25.44 39 Peter Fordham 26.20 40 Sue Camp 26.22 41 Nicholas Fordham 26.24 46 Stacey Barber 28.02 48 Tony Clark 28.33 49 Tamsin Burland 28.34 50 Heather Martingell 28.36 53 Christine David 31.06 54 Cindy Croucher 31.13 55 Josie Kearey 31.50 56 Ann Kearey 32.03 59 Deirdre Inman 32.50 64 Tanya Allen 36.10 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 9th March 1 J Thurston (26.2) 18.29 25 Tom Reay 24.01 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 9th March 1 K Best (Stragglers) 18.18 147 Waldron Slaughter 33.10 167 Lexi Slaughter 37.12 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 9th March Third place for Simon Burrell. 1 H Hughes (TVH) 19.32 3 Simon Burrell 21.02 18 Mel Hunter 25.22 28 Deborah Blakemore 31.08 29 Paula Maguire 32.15 41 Pat Hewlett 36.17 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 9th March 1 V Vogler (Wimb W) 18.40 219 Michelle Davies 29.52 229 Mark Herbert 30.19 236 Mike White 30.35 237 Wiebke Kortum 30.36 ALICE HOLT parkrun 5km Saturday 9th March 1 I Carley (Farnham) 18.58 30 Louise Davies 25.51 33 Gareth Davies 25.59 WHITSTABLE parkrun 5km Saturday 9th March 1 J Pitcher (Inv EK) 17.49 6 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.36 74 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 27.01 READING parkrun 5km Saturday 9th March A win this week for Sean Paynter. 1 Sean Paynter 19.03 St ALBANS parkrun 5km Saturday 9th March 1 P Lastras (StAl Str) 17.06 65 Kirsty Bangham 24.37 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 16th March 1 P Lowe (unatt) 17.16 12 Sean Paynter 19.13 16 Nick Wright 19.21 23 David Rowe 19.40 295 Rachel Revett 26.35 389 Mary Hickson 29.06 395 Vicci Randle 29.23 428 Wally Garrod 29.59 433 Kirsty Bangham 30.38 455 Sharon Rowe 31.39 503 John Hanscomb 35.23 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 16th March 1 M Taylor (Belgrave) 17.27 12 Alberto Esguevillas 20.27 52 Phil Aiken 23.34 60 Amrut Sharma 23.56 62 Eugenio Carmo 24.07 87 Alan Davidson 25.33 110 Gemma Cory 26.50 123 Andrew Brown 27.54 141 Val Lowman 29.06 179 Peter Lowman 32.13 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 16th March 1 A Young (unatt) 18.48 4 Kevin Kearey 20.55 6 Tom Kearey 22.31 19 David Bell 25.09 29 Lynne Barber 27.10 31 Mark Herbert 27.30 32 Heather Martingell 27.31 43 Tanya Allen 30.40 44 Christine David 31.02 46 Josie Kearey 32.31 47 Ann Kearey 32.39 48 Stacey Barber 32.43 53 Danny Hobbs 36.39 DULWICH parkrun 5km Saturday 16th March Becky Hall won the women's section. 1 J Addison (Beck) 17.16 13 Becky Hall 20.11 17 Rob Curtis 20.55 26 Phil Jackson 22.16 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 16th March Wiebke Kortum finished third woman. 1 N Holt (Nene V) 18.33 14 Chris Camacho 21.36 24 Wiebke Kortum 22.58 56 Janet Turnes 31.24 61 Aiah Songu-Mbriwa 33.35 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 16th March 1 R Young (unatt) 20.27 6 Phil Roberts 23.20 25 Molly Smith 31.25 KILLERTON parkrun 5km Saturday 16th March 1 J Denne (Exeter) 19.01 18 Steve Rowland 27.51 21 Sonia Rowland 28.15 WALTHAMSTOW parkrun 5km Saturday 16th March Cathy Jones was the leading woman. 1 G Day (Orion) 19.45 7 Cathy Jones 22.12 GREENWICH parkrun 5km Saturday 16th March 1 T Potter (Bingley) 18.36 20 Chris Read 23.30 HARROGATE parkrun 5km Saturday 16th March 1 M Appleton (Ripon) 18.00 8 Duncan Mallison 19.09 WORMWOOD SCRUBS parkrun 5km Saturday 16th March 1 L Smith (Imp C) 17.57 7 David Lawley 22.19 ROUNDSHAW DOWNS parkrun 5km Saturday 16th March 1 R Wood (unatt) 19.05 31 Mike White 27.57 FINALLY... Formula 1 motor racing driver Jenson Button has been a serious triathlon competitor for some years, but in December he completed his first marathon in Honolulu in a very creditable 2:58. He also recently recorded 79 minutes for a half marathon in France.