*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 401 16 May 2013 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Successful Richmond Half Marathon * Phil Killingley is the individual winner, Sally Dell is our leading woman * Steve Whitehead and Heather Martingell are our first finishers in the Sutton 10km * Kabir Sait is the first finisher in the Stragglers' Junior Handicap * Eirin McDaid and Nick Twomey 1st and 2nd in All Nations 10km at Windsor * Jackson Creegan wins the London Spring 10km * parkrun placings for Liz Kipling, Livvy Ricketts, Michelle Davies, Richard Gregory, Nick Wright, Ben Shore, Duncan Mallison and Mark Herbert * last chance to register for the Captains' 10km challenge ATTENTION PLEASE **************** SUBSCRIPTIONS... ...were due on April 1st. Our 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: . For Bank Transfers, our account is at HSBC, sort code 40-23-29, account number 81109847; please add a message, for example SubscriptionJSmith. For any queries, e-mail the Membership Secretary email@example.com . SUMMER ROAD GRAND PRIX The next event in our summer road Grand Prix is the Dorking 10 miles on June 2nd Details:. So far there are only a couple of dozen Ranelagh entries in the list, so don't delay if you're thinking of running. After that comes our own Richmond 10km on June 23rd - Details:. Both races incorporate the county championships and are also scoring events in the Surrey Road League. Full GP details are on our website here:. Leaders so far (after four events) are (Open) Trevor Maguire 33, Steve Whitehead 24, Ted Mockett 20, (Men Over 40) Trevor Maguire 16, Steve Whitehead 12, Stewart Anderson 10, (Men Over 50) Phil Jackson 20, Stephen Logue 12, Bill Neely 12, (Women) Heather Martingell 10, Rachael Holmes 9, Marie Synnott-Wells, Becky Hall and Sally Dell 6, (Women Over 40) Heather Martingell 15, Ally Salisbury 9, Marie Synnott-Wells, Jane Craigie-Payne and Sally Dell 6, (Women Over 50) Lorraine Clifton 11, Michele Gibson 6, Deirdre Inman 5. CAPTAINS' 10km CHALLENGE Last chance to register! Cut-off to put your name down is the end of May. 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." SUMMER BARBECUE As usual we'll be holding a barbecue at the clubhouse after our Richmond 10km on Sunday 23rd June. All are invited. More details nearer the time. HARRY HAWKES 10 miles Sunday 30th June The old Harry Hawkes race is being revived this year as a 10-miler. It takes place on Sunday 30th June at 9.30am starting at Giggs Hill Green, Thames Ditton. Entry fee is £22 but there is a £4 discount for Ranelagh members if you quote the code CSHH13. www.harryhawkes10.com/. MABAC LEAGUE SURREY SLOG Sunday 21st July at Peaslake It's the same day as the Elmbridge 10km but anyone who fancies a tough and scenic off-road half marathon in the Surrey Hills might like to give this one a try. Details and entry:. SWLAN NEWS Kate Brook writes: "The following Coaching courses are available. You may be able to get funding from SWLAN if you are or will be volunteering your coaching time at Ranelagh Harriers. If you wish to apply for one of the following courses please contact email@example.com on how to proceed. Please visit www.englandathletics.org/courses for more courses which become available throughout the year. Please note that the Coaching Assistant course will book up very quickly. Leadership in Running Fitness Course dates: 22 June 2013 (Booking deadline: 7 June) Location: Hillingdon Athletics Stadium, Gatting Way, Uxbridge, UB8 1ES Course Code: SC0707 A one day Leadership Training course which qualifies and insures leaders to deliver safe and fun running sessions, suitable for Running Club Leaders and other Group Leaders. The minimum age for this course is 18. Athletics Coach Course dates: 22 June to 23 June 2013 (Booking deadline: 7 June 13) Location: St Mary's University College, Waldergrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, TW1 4SX Course Code: SC0701 You need to have Coaching Assistant qualification to attend this course. This course also has a third training day plus an assessment day. Please check you are able to attend on the dates given for these before booking. Coach in Running Fitness Course dates: 22 June to 23 June 2013 (Booking deadline: 7 June) Location: Winchester Sports Stadium, Milland Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0QA Course Code: SC0706 You need to have Leadership in Running Fitness or Coaching Assistant qualification to attend this course. This course also has a third training day plus an assessment day. Please check you are able to attend on the dates given for these before booking." Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from Marc Snaith (07717 213035 / e-mail Marc and Chris firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail Estelle and Phil email@example.com Sunday 2nd June Dorking 10 miles. 9am start. Road GP race 5 and Surrey Road League race 3. Details:. Sunday 9th June MABAC League 5 miles at Holmwood. 11am start. www.mabac.org.uk/. Sunday 23rd June Richmond 10km. 9am start. Road GP race 6 and Surrey Road League race 4. Details:. Saturday 13th July Elmore 7 miles. Road GP race 7. Sunday 21st July Elmbridge 10km. Road GP race 8 and Surrey Road League race 5. 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 RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 5th May First of all, a big thank you to race director Sandra Forrest on another brilliantly organised event. This is not an easy race to manage, with high numbers of marshals and other support volunteers needed. It's a great tribute to Sandra's team that we are able to pull off such a successful event while still counting more than forty members in the race itself. Sandra writes: "I would just like to add my massive appreciation for everything you all did to make the race a huge success on Sunday; the feedback I heard across the board was, in no particular order, fantastic marshals, amazing lead and tail bikes, friendly race (again, down to the marshals), and superb organisation which is down to Philippa (permissions, St. John Ambulance, loos, Rose of York, Man with Van and luggage), Tamsin (every single thing to do with volunteers), Sally (prizes, chocolate, bananas, supervising student volunteers at finish, and helping to sort out medals), Andy Woodhouse (ordering the Medals and the very big job of water), Mike and Michelle (the very big job of water), Chris Read and Mark Herbert (massive job of getting signs up and back down) and Niall (arranging our use of Kew FC clubhouse and organising the vouchers we use as prizes). Without all of you this race would not be nearly the success it's been - I am very grateful." The race again proved very popular with the entry limit reached months in advance of the race. Perhaps this accounts for the large number of 'no-shows' - only 675 finished from an entry of over 1100. It was doubly pleasing that we were also able to provide the race winner. Phil Killingley was content to sit behind early leader Darren McNeely until they had ten miles under their belts. Phil then pressed on strongly and built up a comfortable cushion of over half a minute at the finish. This brings Phil the county Half Marathon championship. McNeely held on for second place ahead of Guildford's Tom Griffiths. Trevor Maguire was our next man home just outside 80 minutes, then came a tussle between Paul Doyle, Peter Faull and Ted Mockett. Ted proved the stronger at the end, passing Peter in the finishing straight. Both set PBs. Paul followed on a few seconds back, then came another PB runner, David Rowe. Here's an extract from David's blog http://rowerunning.co.uk/: "So, a few days ago I was reminded by Sharon that I had entered the Richmond Half Marathon this weekend! I'd completely forgotten. When I entered I thought it would be a nice way to get a longish run in just as I start to ease back the training in advance of my main spring race, an Ironman. Two weeks after the London Marathon would be fine as I hadn't planned to run London hard. The day before at Bushy parkrun I nipped under 19 minutes on very tired legs (from a previous week of fairly large cycling volume) so an easy Saturday would surely give a bit of recovery in advance of a bit of a smackdown at this half marathon. Sunday morning. The weather was perfect. Plenty of friends and fellow club runners were taking part (or marshaling) so there wouldn't be a lack of support on the course. After a short warm-up I got myself in position right by the front of the start area. This is partly because the race is 'gun' timed (meaning everyone gets a time based on the start, not when they personally crossed the start line - so getting near the front was necessary and also helps avoid too much early congestion). And then we were off. The early miles were solid and relatively comfortable. Heading from Hampton Court along the towpath at about 6.5 miles I found myself with a group of maybe five people. Before long two of them had drifted off of the back and it was myself, a Collingwood AC and a Tadworth AC runner in a small group. We kept each other going and ran pretty well together. No-one wanted to drop off the group so we all ran hard and stuck together. The pacing was steady, the effort was hard. Just before 10 miles I took a gel. I'd had nothing else during the run (apart from a gel 20 minutes before the start) and no water. In fact I didn't use the water stations once during the race. I didn't feel particularly thirsty (I was well hydrated beforehand) and just wanted to concentrate on running! At about 10.5 miles it was just the Collingwood runner and myself. We worked well together. We sped up from averaging around 6:25 minute miling to around 6:15 miling. From miles 12 to 13 alongside Riverside Drive we caught up with Sean Paynter from Ranelagh who was struggling. I told him to jump on the back of us and he tried his best to. Shortly after he dropped back and I couldn't hang on any more. Miles 12-13 was (according to my GPS) run at 6:04 minute miling pace. I had no idea of the time at this point (I'd stopped doing the maths in my head a few miles back) and it was just a case of having to dig deep all the way to the finish. There's a slight double-back just before the finish and I turned into the finishing straight (the only bit of grass you run on) and crossed the line in 1 hour 23 minutes and 46 seconds. A personal best of 3 minutes 55 seconds. I'll take that." In fairly kind conditions - perhaps a little warm - there were PBs all down the field. We had five more finishers inside 90 minutes - Ian Kenton, William Griffin, a limping Bill Neely, Lars Lundqvist and Stewart Anderson. First woman home was West 4's Isobel Rea, while first from Ranelagh was Sally Dell at 97 minutes. Rachael Holmes and Wiebke Kortum also beat 100 minutes. In the open team race our men finished third and our women fourth but in the county championship both teams moved up one place. SUTTON 10km Sunday 12th May There was a new course for the Sutton 10km this year, in and around Nonsuch Park. There was a late scramble for places as the entries were closing, and in the end we had some twenty starters, though with only Heather Martingell flying the flag for the Ranelagh women. Steve Whitehead was our first finisher, just missing not only the 36 minutes barrier but also the first over 40 prize. Ted Mockett was next, with some clear air between him and Peter Faull this time, though Peter set a PB for the second week in a row. Lars Lundqvist also broke new ground, inside 40 minutes for the first time. This was the fourth race in our road Grand Prix. See here: for scores so far and upcoming events. STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAPS Thursday 25th April at Ham Colin Brett reports: "It was great to turn up on an almost summer evening at the Hawker Centre with a squad of ten Ranelagh juniors all of whom acquitted themselves and Ranelagh Harriers admirably. As this was everybody's first race in the series we could only score 4 points each as we set our handicaps but this didn't detract from the joy of seeing a blue vest cross the line first - worn by Kabir Sait - closely followed by a steady stream of blue and gold vests. There were notable debut runs for Noah Heron-Brett & Patrick O'Sullivan who were only 7 and 8 seconds behind respectively. Solid runs for Tor Heron-Brett and Josie Kearey who competed for the fastest sprint finishes of the evening. Tom Kearey took it a bit easier on the night still recovering after a brilliant run in the London mini marathon representing his borough on the Sunday. Afrah Sait proved running is in the genes coming home second in the Minis 500M & Daniel O'Sullivan will be keeping us all on our toes in a few years time competing over the 2k course. Jonny & Charlie Brook had great runs too completing the Ranelagh squad. Next event is Thursday 30th May." Juniors 1 Kabir Sait 13.47 (actual time 8.47) 9 Daniel O'Sullivan 16.32 (11.32) 11 Noah Heron-Brett 16.54 (8.54) 12 Patrick O'Sullivan 16.55 (8.55) 19 Tor Heron-Brett 17.25 (9.25) 23 Tom Kearey 18.29 (8.29) 25 Josie Kearey 18.35 (10.35) 40 Jonny Brook 20.31 (9.31) 42 Charlie Brook 20.57 (12.57) Minis 1 M Andrews (Strags) 3.19 2 Afrah Sait 3.27 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 1st May at Woking 1 H Innemee (unatt) 25.33 (actual time 20.48) 7 Steve Rowland 26.04 (21.19) 9 Alan Davidson 26.19 (21.34) 16 Sonia Rowland 26.49 (21.04) 22 Louise Piears 27.45 (21.15) BUCS TRACK 10,000m CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday 5th May at Bedford 1 R Auckland (Edin U) 34:07.61 7 Estelle Damant 38:40.18 RICHMOND PARK MARATHON Sunday 5th May This race, mostly on the Tamsin Trail path round the Park, attracted over 200 competitors. The race website suggests the course might have been slightly over-distance. Ian Grange reports: "Three of us completed the race last Sunday. Peter Weir was the first with a time of 3hrs 37mins 36secs. I was the next with 3hrs 58mins 6secs and David Munt was 4hrs 5mins 42secs. Unfortunately Karen Weir had to pull out at the half way mark due to injury. Overall I enjoyed the race although it is quite hilly and the day was also quite warm." 1 C Dettmar (Headington) 2:35.54 (chip time 2:35.51) 38 Peter Weir 3:37.51 (3:37.36) 88 Ian Grange 3:58.08 (3:58.06) 100 David Munt 4:05.54 (4:05.42) REIGATE and REDHILL YMCA 5 miles Sunday 5th May 1 A Moses (Rei P) 27.47 290 Wally Garrod 49.13 ALL NATIONS 10km Saturday 11th May at Dorney Lake, Windsor A Ranelagh one-two! 1 Eirin McDaid 34.30 2 Nick Twomey 36.03 LONDON SPRING 10km Saturday 11th May in Regent's Park Jackson Creegan won by the best part of two minutes. 1 Jackson Creegan 34.20 MAJORCA HALF MARATHON (and warm-up) Saturday 11th May Simon Burrell reports: "In an attempt to find ever more interesting running races, I recently competed in the Majorca 70.3, which is a half marathon preceded by some swim and bike warm-up. We started by running off the beautiful Alcudia beach into the clear, warm Mediterranean sea - out for the best part of 1,000m and then turned and back to the shore. It was a long wade through shallow waters and then a long barefoot jog to collect the bike. The bike course was lovely, although it did feature a 9 km hill about a third of the way through and some other lumpy bits. 56 miles and nearly 3 hours later I was back dropping off the bike and ready for the main event. The run course was a three lapper, with a back street section, a run alongside the beach and then a long out and back (and back a bit more), before returning to the back streets and beach. It was pancake flat and the course was well supported along the initial beach section, so spirits were high and I set out at sub-7 minute mile pace, calculating that a 1:31 or 1:32 might be on the cards. Sadly, a couple of things then happened. Firstly I realised that it gets a bit toasty in the early afternoon in Majorca and secondly I found that my warm-up might have been a bit exuberant. So, I dug in and slowed the pace a little, taking the time to walk past each of the six aid stations and douse my head with cold water. Strangely the aid stations were giving out Coca Cola as well as water - this was a first for me, but a very welcome mix of caffeine, sugar, taste and bubbles. I soldiered on, thinking partly of clocking a reasonable time but mainly of being able to stop and sit down. The third lap wasn't much fun but the finish arrived sooner than I had remembered from previous laps - result. In the end it was a 1:36:40 finish (5:22:59 overall), which I was very pleased with under the circumstances. I learned on this course that it's the mind that controls the legs and endurance events are a mental challenge as much as anything - next time I'll try not to listen so much!" 1 E Llanos (Spain) 3:52.36 (swim 22.17, bike 2:16.58, run 1:08.41) 969 Simon Burrell 5:22.59 (41.56, 2:54.25, 1:36.40) MARLOW 5 miles Sunday 12th May 1 R Thompson (Hill) 25.39 (chip time 25.39) 83 David Lawley 32.52 (32.46) CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 4th May Nick Wright finished third. 1 D Tanner (Clapham) 17.26 3 Nick Wright 18.41 4 David Bell 19.42 15 Tom Kearey 22.08 19 Adam Wright 22.37 49 Emily Kearey 25.44 51 Peter Fordham 26.28 55 Lynne Barber 26.50 70 Stacey Barber 29.21 71 Cindy Croucher 29.47 72 Deirdre Inman 29.55 74 Josie Kearey 30.28 76 Christine David 30.32 79 Ann Kearey 30.46 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 4th May First place for Richard Gregory. 1 Richard Gregory 16.53 12 Sean Paynter 19.33 31 Ted Mockett 21.14 32 Peter Faull 21.14 67 Karl Garvey 22.58 73 Kabir Sait 23.13 144 Tomas Sterner 26.15 166 Colin Rogal 26.57 198 Tony Clark 28.17 214 Jenny Rogal 28.53 219 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 29.07 256 Molly Smith 30.55 265 Claire French 31.43 290 Pat Hewlett 37.14 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 4th May 1 M Trees (Belgrave) 16.10 25 David Rowe 18.54 26 Dan Wilson 18.56 187 Ian Grange 22.53 570 Vicci Randle 28.05 847 John Hanscomb 34.54 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 4th May 1 H Johnston (K&P) 17.11 31 Chris Read 21.36 46 Phil Aiken 23.02 54 Alan Davidson 23.30 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 4th May Great to see Liz Kipling back in action after injuries and operations. She finished third overall and first woman. 1 J Smith (unatt) 19.49 3 Liz Kipling 21.15 15 Phil Roberts 23.07 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 4th May 1 A Lawrence (Morpeth) 16.55 217 Waldron Slaughter 31.46 245 Lexi Slaughter 36.38 WALTHAMSTOW parkrun 5km Saturday 4th May Ben Shore finished third. 1 D Tumaitis (Eton M) 17.28 3 Ben Shore 19.35 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 4th May 1 K Hegvold (Belgrave) 17.20 201 Michelle Davies 26.34 270 Mike White 29.14 CRYSTAL PALACE parkrun 5km Saturday 4th May 1 C Norris (unatt) 16.54 47 Phil Jackson 22.51 BARNSTAPLE parkrun 5km Saturday 4th May 1 J Wisely (Plymouth) 17.57 33 Margaret Auerback 29.59 OXFORD parkrun 5km Saturday 4th May 1 I Harkness (TH&H) 16.46 84 Evelyn Joslin 27.16 SAVILL GARDEN JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 5th May Livvy Ricketts was the leading girl and set a new girls' course record. Sis Juliet also set a PB. 1 Unknown 6 Livvy Ricketts 8.35 19 Juliet Ricketts 9.41 BUSHY PARK JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 5th May ...and three more PBs at Bushy Park. 1 A Farr (SMR) 6.27 12 Euan Sinclair 8.10 14 Kabir Sait 8.18 60 Finlay Sinclair 9.41 192 Eilidh Sinclair 13.06 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th May Another sharpener for Richard Gregory, a few seconds faster than last week. 1 Richard Gregory 16.48 6 Peter Faull 18.41 31 Daniel Chiechi 21.23 67 Polly White 23.07 69 Phil Roberts 23.12 80 Amrut Sharma 23.49 87 Simon Taylor 24.02 120 Tomas Sterner 25.10 147 Michelle Meadows 26.19 152 Michael Sikora 26.34 161 Lorna Smith 26.49 176 Prelini Chiechi 27.38 179 Eugenio Carmo 27.55 189 Val Lowman 28.28 190 Peter Lowman 28.29 269 Paula Maguire 32.11 283 Penny Merrett 34.02 298 Bev Ali 36.23 307 Pat Hewlett 38.33 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th May Third place for Duncan Mallison. 1 P Steel (Leeds) 17.43 3 Duncan Mallison 18.25 7 Chris Brook 20.59 20 Tom Kearey 22.30 31 David Bell 24.16 36 Kevin Kearey 24.31 37 Emily Kearey 24.32 46 Lynne Barber 26.50 57 Josie Kearey 28.38 58 Tamsin Burland 28.41 62 Tanya Allen 29.20 67 Christine David 30.51 68 Cindy Croucher 31.11 69 Deirdre Inman 31.18 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 11th May 1 M Withey (Stroud) 15.58 19 Ted Mockett 18.11 102 David Ready 20.49 167 Jonny Rowan 22.14 175 David Rowe 22.18 230 Ian Grange 23.01 453 Kirsty Bangham 25.36 630 Vicci Randle 28.19 674 Sharon Rowe 28.57 728 Mary Hickson 30.14 844 John Hanscomb 34.11 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km Saturday 11th May Michelle Davies was first woman and Mark Herbert third overall in Bedfont's fourth birthday run. 1 J Repper (Chiltern) 17.25 3 Mark Herbert 18.39 10 Michelle Davies 21.09 34 Mike White 24.09 54 John Scally 25.35 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 11th May 1 J Hughes (BUAC) 18.21 25 Chris Camacho 22.22 32 Alan Davidson 23.16 37 Tom Reay 23.51 47 Wiebke Kortum 24.43 CANNON HILL parkrun 5km Saturday 11th May 1 I Kimpton (Lincs W) 15.20 26 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.01 184 Chris Wright 24.36 230 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.02 HIGHBURY FIELDS parkrun 5km Saturday 11th May 1 T Simmonds (unatt) 17.13 50 Phil Aiken 23.37 UPTON COURT parkrun 5km Saturday 11th May 1 R Foster (Datchet) 17.43 16 Wyn Williams 22.20 TILGATE parkrun 5km Saturday 11th May 1 B Golding (Crawley) 17.54 65 Steve Rowland 25.05 WARSAW parkrun 5km Saturday 11th May Another new parkrun in Poland. 1 M Wiacek (Poland) 17.49 28 Peter Fordham 22.43 READING parkrun 5km Saturday 11th May 1 A Smith (Reading RR) 17.21 7 Sean Paynter 19.00 FINALLY... The Commonwealth Games Federation has made a 10 minute film about the classic Roger Bannister v John Landy mile clash in Vancouver in 1954, including footage of the race and interviews with both men conducted by the young British long jumper Jazmin Sawyers. In the lead up to next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this is the first of several films on landmark moments from the history of the Games. You can view it here:. It's intriguing to note that both Kiwis in the race utilised a sprinter's crouch start in a mile race.