Newsdesk 2013

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 405             25 July 2013
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  

 *  John Scally wins the Coad Cup
 *  Fastest times by Eirin McDaid and Lauren Stewart
 *  Phil Killingley appointed as new men's Captain at the club AGM
 *  Trevor Maguire and Heather Martingell are our leading finishers in the
     Elmore 7m
 *  Steve Whitehead and Marie Synnott-Wells are our leading finishers in the
     Elmbridge 10km
 *  parkrun placings for Kerrie O'Connor, David Rowe, Lydia Louw and Emily
 *  Wedding Day 7km in Bushy Park this Friday

 The next event in our summer road Grand Prix is the Wedding Day 7km on
 Friday 26th July Details:.
 We're the holders of the "mob match" trophy for the club with the greatest
 number of finishers in the Wedding Day race, so let's try to hang on to it
 for another year! At the time of writing it looks as if entries are still
 being accepted. The final event is the Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km on
 Sunday 11th August starting at 9.30am at Wimbledon Park.   Details:.

 Full GP details are on our website here:.

 Leaders so far (after eight events) are (Open) Trevor Maguire 71, Ted
 Mockett 54, Peter Faull 50, Steve Whitehead 46, Carl Selya-Hammer 35, Duncan
 Mallison 28; Ian Kenton 25; (Men Over 40) Trevor Maguire 38, Steve Whitehead
 24, Stewart Anderson 16, Paul Rider 15, William Griffin 14; (Men Over 50)
 Phil Jackson 37, Peter Fordham 22, Stephen Logue 19, Bill Neely 18, Mick
 Lane 12; Alan Meaden 10;  (Women) Heather Martingell 23, Marie Synnott-Wells
 18, Wiebke Kortum 13, Hannah Doyle 12, Cathy Jones 12, Sally Dell 10; (Women
 Over 40) Heather Martingell 33, Marie Synnott-Wells 18, Wiebke Kortum 15,
 Ally Salisbury 14, Sally Dell 12, Deborah Blakemore 9; (Women Over 50) Sally
 Bamford 18, Lorraine Clifton 16, Michele Gibson 10, Deirdre Inman 5, Lynne
 Barber 4..

 Dominic Stead of the new "Sporting Feet" store in Richmond writes:
 "Sporting Feet will be happy to offer a 10% discount to Ranelagh Harriers
 members on all regular priced items at our Richmond store (9, King Street,
 TW9 1ND). We stock great quality footwear and accessories for most key
 sports including, running,  tennis, gym & fitness, football, rugby, netball,
 hockey, cricket and many more.  We cater for adults and juniors too. Running
 is our lead sport and we stock an extensive range of footwear from key
 brands such as asics, Brooks, New Balance and Saucony, amongst others.  We
 also have a great range of clothing, accessories, technology and nutrition.
 We also take feet seriously and always to aim to ensure that our customers
 are wearing the most appropriate footwear for them and their chosen sports.
 As part of this approach we sell a good range of sports insoles that can
 help prevent injury. We offer free gait analysis and also use the latest
 digital foot scanning equipment as part of our service. Do have a look at
 our website: www.sporting-feet.com."

 John Hanscomb still occupies second place in the tally of parkruns
 completed, with 372 runs to his name. The only man ahead of him is our
 former member Darren Wood, now with Hart Road Runners in Fleet, who is well
 on the way to becoming the inaugural member of the parkrun 500 club. He is
 currently on 410. Kirsty Bangham is in 8th place, and first woman, with 315
 runs. The only other Ranelagh member in the 250 club is David Rowe on 266,
 but several are approaching that mark. Roger and Gill Wilson are on 244 and
 240 respectively and Chris Camacho is not far behind on 237. Then comes
 Wally Garrod (227) and Duncan Brown (202). 

 Older members will be sorry to hear of the recent death in Perth, Australia,
 of John McGuire. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and died of
 pneumonia. John had been director of the South Asia Research Unit, Curtin
 University of Technology in Perth. He researched and published extensively
 on the social and economic history of Bengal. He was also a fine runner, and
 features in our club all-time road rankings with his 1:52.04 20 miles in

 Amongst other tributes this comes from Bill Bird:
 "John was a rare mixture of the tough outback Aussie and a sophisticated
 academic. Last time we met on the coast to coast walk a few years ago I saw
 both sides of John. He slipped and cracked a rib, was obviously in some pain
 but kept on for two days over the most difficult and toughest part of the
 course on an aspirin or two before grudgingly allowing himself to be taken
 to hospital. The other side was his obvious pride when I extracted from him
 that he had been responsible for 42 books and learned papers in his career. 

 I personally shall always value his friendship, particularly when we did two
 night sections together on the Pennine Way Relay. He never knew how to give
 up, either as a runner or an academic. He stayed with me when he was
 completing his doctorate. For a whole week he slogged away at the records in
 the East India club, working into the wee hours and admitted he came close
 to throwing all his info cards into the air (this was before computers). I
 am sad that he lived on the other side of the world and we therefore missed
 the opportunity to share more of his company. My thoughts go out to Anne."

 Follow Ranelagh on  Facebook:.

 More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil, Duncan
 or Trevor ranelagh.men@gmail.com  or the women's Captains 
 ( e-mail Estelle, Becky or Phil ranelagh.women@gmail.com  )

 Friday 26th July                    Wedding Day 7km in Bushy Park. 7.30pm
 start. Road GP race 9.     Details and entry:.

 Tuesday 6th August              MABAC 5 miles on Wimbledon Common. 7.30pm
 start.    Details:.

 Sunday 11th August              Wimbledon 5km. 9.30am start. Final Road GP
 and Surrey Road League race.     Details and 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,
 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). 

 ELMORE 7 miles  Saturday 13th July
 We were well into the longest UK heatwave this millennium, and the
 combination of little shade on the country lanes and a 2pm start made it
 exceptionally tough going for everyone.

 Trevor Maguire ran well to lead our team home in 13th place, well clear of
 Ted Mockett, Duncan Mallison and Peter Faull. Then a small gap to Paul
 Rider, William Griffin and Mick Lane all inside 7 minute miling which wasn't
 bad by any means in the conditions. Trevor therefore extended his lead in
 the open and over 40 categories in our Grand Prix. In the Surrey League team
 event our men finished 3rd on the day and surprisingly moved up to the
 overall lead. But this was something of a freak result, as both Clapham and
 Tadworth have a low score to discard which will soon propel them back past

 Heather Martingell was our leading woman, keeping up her interest in both
 the Grand Prix and Surrey League. Hannah Doyle and Deborah Blakemore

 COAD CUP 5 miles SUMMER HANDICAP Tuesday 16th July in Richmond Park
 With a lot of guests and new members requiring handicapping "on the hoof"
 the Coad Cup race was somewhat late getting underway this year, but that
 could have been a blessing in disguise. It had been the hottest day of the
 year so far and the extra half hour gave a little more time for the
 afternoon's heat to dissipate. Conditions were still sultry, however, and
 the ground rock hard and dusty.  In the circumstances, the times were quite
 promising: only two men, Eirin McDade and Nick Twomey, inside the half-hour
 but another eight at 31.24 or faster. Also in the mix was Lauren Stewart,
 whose 31.08 was the fastest woman's time by over three minutes from Becky
 Hall and Wiebke Kortum.

 Clear winner of the Coad Cup, however, was John Scally. John has lost three
 and a half stones in weight over the past few months and the new streamlined
 version duly played havoc with the handicapping. Guest Paula Duqua actually
 led most of the way, but John was running steadily minutes clear of his
 nearest rival for the trophy. John passed Paula after the last corner and so
 had the pleasure of crossing the line first. Another guest, Wellington
 Satyro, followed them in but almost another two minutes passed  before the
 silver medallist Vaughan Ramsay appeared, having just overtaken bronze
 medallist Wiebke Kortum. Ted Mockett was closing fast in fourth place. 

 It was nice to see 74 taking part, including a good smattering of new faces.

 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  Tuesday 16th July in the clubhouse
 A bit of a late start too for the AGM, so next year we'll probably take it
 away from Coad Cup day. There was no Presidential PB this year but to
 everyone's relief proceedings did not take too long. After apologies for
 absence had been heard and the 2012 meeting's minutes had been approved, the
 2013 reports from the President, the Captains, the Treasurer and the
 Secretary were all accepted with a minimum of fuss

 Most of the club's officers had indicated their willingness to continue in
 their roles but there were one or two changes. Marc Snaith was standing down
 after a five year stretch as men's Captain and several tributes were made to
 his excellent work. Phil Killingley was voted in as Marc's successor and we
 all wish him the greatest success in his new post. Phil has appointed joint
 Vice-Captains in Trevor Maguire (cross-country) and Duncan Mallison (road).
 Estelle Damant remains as women's Captain and she has appointed Becky Hall
 as her new Vice-Captain. Annemarie Goodridge handed over the keys to the kit
 cupboard to Heather Martingell and Jane Craigie-Payne and our thanks go to
 Annemarie for her sterling work as kit quartermaster. Finally the
 appointment of Angus Cater as the club's new Handicapper was confirmed. Good
 luck, Angus, you'll need it!

 A new class of membership had been proposed and this was approved. It
 relates to a fairly small section of our membership - those over the age of
 70 with at least 10 years of membership who no longer run or play an active
 role in club affairs. The proposal accepted was that for a one-off payment
 of £25 they could become associate members for life.

 The recipients of the President's Prize for 2013 were not in attendance so
 the presentation was held over to another occasion.

 Under Any Other Business there was a discussion as to how we might persuade
 more members to volunteer for marshalling duties during the cross-country
 season, and Peter Fordham appealed for more support for proposed trips to
 races abroad or in other parts of this country.

 The full minutes of the meeting will be available to anyone contacting the
 Hon Sec Wyn Williams.

 ELMBRIDGE 10km  Sunday 21st July at Walton
 It was mainly the "usual suspects" who were out in Ranelagh colours for
 this, the penultimate race in both the Surrey Road League and our own Grand
 Prix series. Conditions were a little milder than of late, but on a course
 with scant shade it was still quite warm enough.

 Steve Whitehead was our leading man, 17th overall and taking 2nd place in
 the over 40 category (albeit also behind the leading over 50!). Ian Kenton
 took some 20 seconds off his PB to finish 28th in 36.23, and he was followed
 by Trevor Maguire. Ted Mockett, Nick Wright and Peter Faull all inside 39
 minutes with Niall O'Connor following a couple of seconds outside. Our only
 other man "in the frame" was Wally Garrod, 4th over 70.

 Marie Synnott-Wells was our first woman home and she and Wiebke Kortum were
 2nd and 4th respectively in the over 45 category. Finishing between them was
 Cathy Jones with a PB of 44.11. Hannah Doyle's sub-50 clocking may also have
 been a PB.

 THAMES TURBO AQUATHLON  Thursday 20th June at Hampton
 Wiebke Kortum writes:
 "Yesterday I did the Thames Turbo Senior Aquathlon. I came in as third woman
 in the run (21.27) and was 6th woman overall (from 27) in 30.41. For those
 playing with the idea of a duathlon, triathlon or aquathlon it is a truly
 lovely beginners' event. Local, short, small, open to all abilities.
 The 5k run takes place in Bushy Park and ends at Hampton Pool, where you
 grab your goggles and get rid of your shoes and socks and off you go for 12
 lengths in the pool. With only 50-60 people competing, some in trim
 trisuits, others in baggy shorts and bras, children helping out with the
 body-marking (scribbling your race number on your arms and hands) an
 improvised starting line at a crack in the tarmac, and friends and family at
 the pool side it has an easy-going, friendly feel to it. Very

 1   P Rooprai (T Turbo)    22.20  (run 16.44, swim 5.36)
 19  Wiebke Kortum          30.41  (run 21.27, swim 9.14)

 SELF TRANSCENDENCE 3 x 1 MILE RELAY  Monday 8th July in Battersea Park.
 Alan Davidson was a member of the winning over 60s team, recording 6.41 for
 his stint. John Pratt and Bill Harvey recorded 6.50 and 8.16 respectively in
 the second-placed over 60s team.

 YEOVIL TOWN 5km  Wednesday 10th July
 1   T Merson (Brstol & W)  15.15
 98  Sonia Rowland          22.53
 121 Steve Rowland          24.57

 GIBBET HILL 10km  Wednesday 10th July at Haslemere
 1   J Baker (Chich)        33.44
 104 Louise Piears          50.55

 STANDARD CHARTERED GREAT CITY RUN 5km  Thursday 11th July at Moorgate
 Steve Whitehead representing Barclays and Mark Herbert and Mike White for
 Fuller's were in the field, but there may have been other Ranelagh members

 1    P Wicks (Leg & Gen)   14.45
 31   Steve Whitehead (Bar) 16.59
 84   Mark Herbert (Full)   18.02
 1450 Mike White (Full)     23.26

 CLAYGATE COUNTRY 5 miles  Sunday 14th July
 1   P Bearman (K&P)        28.08
 179 Alan Davidson          42.11
 353 Wally Garrod           53.02
 399 John Hanscomb          60.00

 Mel Hunter reports:
 "Just did the Dartford Half. Official time 2:12:39. A personal worst but I'm
 very happy. It was 22deg with very little shade and very hilly. That was the
 hardest half marathon I've ever done."

 1   P Tucker (Black & B)   1:15.09  (chip time 1:15.06)
 331 Mel Hunter             2:13.45  (2:12.39)

 Michelle Davies writes on Facebook:
 "Well it was .3 miles too long, hot and hilly.. I didn't get what I wanted
 but 3:35 bang on was a 2 min PB!!! And I won first into age group!! Woo hoo!
 Mike ran around 4:59 and Mark was just ahead of me (he helped me round, I
 was hot and grumpy!)". 

 1   D Kiptum (Kenya)       2:24.45  (chip time 2:24.25)
 102 Mark Herbert           3:35.08  (3:34.45)
 105 Michelle Davies        3:35.24  (3:35.01)
 483 Mike White             4:58.19  (4:57.06)

 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIORS parkrun 2km  Sunday 7th July
 1   M Berardi (unatt)       7.56
 44  Connor Scally          26.56

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 13th July
 Kerrie O'Connor and Lydia Louw were first and third women home.

 1   Unknown                16.42
 5   David Lawley           19.11
 12  Steve Aikin            20.49
 17  Kerrie O'Connor        21.09
 32  Eugenio Carmo          22.30
 41  Lydia Louw             23.03
 66  Tomas Sterner          24.59
 95  Alberto Esguevillas    26.42
 100 Sue Camp               26.55
 105 Lorraine Clifton       27.03
 117 Rob Kitchen            27.58
 127 Arthur Louw            28.54
 153 Tony Clark             30.37
 170 Philippa Kitchen       32.14
 189 Deepa Sharma           34.19

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 13th July
 1   M Slade (Hatton)       19.10
 7   Kevin Kearey           21.03
 42  Mike White             27.16
 51  Stacey Barber          29.11
 53  Josie Kearey           30.53
 54  Tamsin Burland         31.01
 55  Ann Kearey             31.07
 60  Tanya Allen            34.06
 61  Deirdre Inman          34.06
 62  Cindy Croucher         34.22

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 13th July
 1   M Trees (Belgrave)     15.55
 21  Nick Wright            18.13
 59  David Rowe             19.47
 100 David Ready            20.44
 222 Ian Grange             23.00
 611 Vicci Randle           29.18
 627 Mary Hickson           29.28
 718 Sharon Rowe            31.59
 772 John Hanscomb          35.34
 775 Wally Garrod           35.36
 792 Lexi Slaughter         37.37
 793 Waldron Slaughter      37.41

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 13th July
 1   B Kennard ( WSEH)      17.15
 14  Phil Roberts           23.57
 30  Mel Hunter             27.09
 32  Vanessa McConkey       27.27
 33  Holly Conolly          27.49
 35  Molly Smith            28.45
 38  Natalia Slattery       30.48

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 13th July
 1   S Stanton (Sutton)     18.26
 48  Chris Camacho          24.22

 BEDFONT LAKES parkrun 5km  Saturday 13th July
 1   G Russell (unatt)      18.29
 33  John Scally            23.33

 WORMWOOD SCRUBS parkrun 5km  Saturday 13th July
 1   A Yahye (TVH)          16.36
 30  Jo Sinton-Hewitt       26.47
 31  Paul Sinton-Hewitt     26.48

 BLACK PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 13th July
 1   B Sutherland (Wyc P)   16.52
 35  Michelle Davies        21.18
 36  Mark Herbert           21.19
 40  Lee Davies             21.29

 OXFORD parkrun 5km  Saturday 13th July
 1   C Williams (Eynsham)   19.22
 39  Ian Bingham            26.02
 52  Evelyn Joslin          27.57

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th July
 1   M Chaston (Belgrave)   17.27
 11  Wellington Satyro      19.49
 33  Steve Aikin            21.23
 38  Eugenio Carmo          21.41
 49  Lydia Louw             22.44
 55  Phil Jackson           23.00
 59  Alberto Esguevillas    23.07
 62  Amrut Sharma           23.15
 85  Tomas Sterner          24.46
 124 Jenny Rogal            26.57
 132 Arthur Louw            27.25
 158 Tony Clark             28.51
 166 Rob Kitchen            29.14
 180 Jar O'Brien            30.24
 181 Philippa Kitchen       30.25
 190 Andrew Brown           31.21
 194 Deepa Sharma           31.43
 197 Claire French          31.49

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th July
 There was a win today for David Rowe and third place in the women's section
 for Emily Kearey.

 1   David Rowe             18.08
 9   Kevin Kearey           20.40
 16  Tom Kearey             22.06
 36  Emily Kearey           26.17
 42  Oliver Bheemul         26.49
 56  Stacey Barber          29.24
 57  Josie Kearey           29.28
 58  Ann Kearey             29.29
 59  Janet Russell          29.30
 65  Rachel Allen           30.19
 68  Deirdre Inman          33.28
 69  Cindy Croucher         33.28

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th July
 1   J Mays (Bas & MH)      15.21
 15  Nick Wright            18.01
 153 Ian Grange             21.47
 364 Clive Naish            25.05
 739 Kirsty Bangham         33.50
 769 John Hanscomb          36.26
 770 Wally Garrod           36.33

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th July
 1   R Young (unatt)        19.37
 26  Mel Hunter             27.05
 27  Natalia Slattery       28.33
 31  Heather Mason          29.39
 35  Paula Maguire          31.01
 38  Deborah Blakemore      32.58

 KINGSTON parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th July
 1   G Turner (Black & B)   17.00
 45  Alan Davidson          23.25
 49  Chris Camacho          23.49

 WALTHAMSTOW parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th July
 1   D Tumaitis (Eton M)    17.33
 30  Cathy Jones            26.49
 31  Ben Shore              26.50

 FRIMLEY LODGE parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th July
 1   M Symes (unatt)        17.03
 130 Steve Rowland          24.20
 131 Sonia Rowland          24.21

 ABINGDON parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th July
 1   Unknown                16.45
 8   Paul Sinton-Hewitt     19.05
 69  Jo Sinton-Hewitt       25.48

 OXFORD parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th July
 1   A Phelps (Head)        18.17
 45  Evelyn Joslin          24.58
 48  Ian Bingham            25.13

 POOLE parkrun 5km  Saturday 20th July
 1   J Gibson (Army)        16.51
 391 Waldron Slaughter      37.03
 398 Lexi Slaughter         38.02

 Ed Whitlock is still setting world records at the age of 82. Here he runs a
 sub-3 mins 800 metres relay leg in the Ontario Masters Championships and
 passes the baton on to 84 year-old Earl Fee who recorded 3:04. Together with
 Ray Wardle, 80, and Bill Thompson, 82, the Canadians eclipsed the previous
 mark for the over 80s 4x800m relay with a time of 14:24, a 1:40 improvement
 on the old record held by an Australian team.  Video: