*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 406 7 August 2013 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ranelagh retains the Mob Match trophy at the Wedding Day 7km * Ted Mockett and Wiebke Kortum lead our team * David Rowe wins his age group in Ironman UK and qualifies for the World Championships in Hawaii * Lydia Louw second fastest girl at the Stragglers Junior Handicap * Ralph Street finishes 20th in the World Orienteering Championships * parkrun placings for Jane Craigie-Payne, Trevor Maguire, Duncan Mallison, Michelle Davies, Mel Hunter and Rick Jenner * Final club GP and Road League race on Sunday - Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km ATTENTION PLEASE **************** SUMMER ROAD GRAND PRIX The final event in this year's Road GP 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 nine events) are (Open) Trevor Maguire 81, Ted Mockett 66, Peter Faull 59, Steve Whitehead 46, Carl Selya-Hammer 35, Duncan Mallison 32; Paul Rider 28, Ian Kenton 25; (Men Over 40) Trevor Maguire 43, Steve Whitehead 24, Paul Rider 19, Stewart Anderson 19, William Griffin 14, David Rowe 12; (Men Over 50) Phil Jackson 37, Stephen Logue 24, Peter Fordham 23, Bill Neely 18, Mick Lane 12; Alan Meaden 11, Paul Sinton-Hewitt 11; (Women) Heather Martingell 25, Wiebke Kortum 19, Marie Synnott-Wells 18, Cathy Jones 17, Hannah Doyle 14, Sally Dell 10; (Women Over 40) Heather Martingell 37, Wiebke Kortum 21, Marie Synnott-Wells 18, Ally Salisbury 14, Sally Dell 12, Deborah Blakemore 9; (Women Over 50) Sally Bamford 23, Lorraine Clifton 20, Michele Gibson 10, Sonia Rowland 6, Deirdre Inman 5, Lynne Barber 4. SURREY ROAD LEAGUE Scores after six races - with just the Wimbledon 5km to go - are on the Surrey Athletics website here:. Only the best five scores count, so positions can be misleading but at the moment out women's team holds a five point lead at the top of the table. A good result at Wimbledon would ensure we take the title for the first time since 2009. Our men's team is currently in the runner-up position, but Clapham Chasers already have the title sewn up. In the individual competitions our best placings are Heather Martingell, 2nd in the W45 class, and Phil Jackson and Peter Fordham who are 2nd and 3rd respectively in the M60s. Others just off the podium at the moment include Trevor Maguire (M40), Ted Mockett and Peter Faull (Senior men) and Alan and David Meaden (M60). Entries for the 5km are still being accepted - see above for details. ANDY'S WIMBLEDON ADVENTURE RACE Andy Bickerstaff writes: "After many years of supposedly organising Ranelagh Races (Ken and Alan really do most of it) I thought it would be a good idea to do a race under the Good Run Guide moniker and help out the website. For many years one of my favourite runs on Wimbledon Common has been along Beverley Brook and up the 'Toast Rack'. So (for a not inconsiderable fee going to a good cause: the upkeep of the commons) I got permission from the Conservators to use these features as well as the infamous Rifle Butts to make an interesting and challenging 4 mile race that I would love to have run myself. The race will be held on Wednesday evening 14th of August at 7pm. Details and race entry are here:. Of course I always need marshals etc, and if you can help that would be great. Mail me at email@example.com." OPENING RUN and THOMAS CUP 4 miles Handicap The Opening Run of our 133rd season will take place on Saturday 7th September, beginning as usual with the annual club photo and continuing with the 4 miles handicap for the Thomas Cup. All members are welcome, but if you haven't paid your 2013/14 subscriptions yet please do so before the 7th. FIXTURES All winter fixtures for 2013/14 are now up on our website here:. MABAC PAIRS RELAY - Sunday 18th August at 11am This is open to all members of MABAC clubs (that includes us!). It's a two-person relay over 10 laps of 1km, each member of the team running alternate laps - i.e. 5 laps each in all. Pairs can be male or female or mixed and there will be prizes for each category. Note there is a new venue this year: it's at Matthew Arnold School in Staines-upon-Thames. The circuit is 1km flat grassland around school playing fields. Entry is free on the day. If you can't talk anyone into running with you, pairs can be made up on the day. Afterwards there is a barbecue! MABAC provides barbecues, utensils, cutlery, cold foods and bread, you bring meat, picnic tables and chairs. Details:. KINGSTON RUNS Hilary Saw writes: "Some of you will already know that my sister Penny is Mayor of Kingston at the moment (and that I am her Mayoress) so obviously I have a vested interest - much magnified in the case of the Princess Alice Hospice, who looked after my husband Peter - in securing runners who will raise as much as possible for Penny's mayoral charities, the Princess Alice Hospice and the Alzheimer's Society. Is anyone interested in taking up any of the ten free places (five each for both distances) available in the Garmin Kingston runs on 13th October 2013, and the ten (five each again) for the Wholefoods Market Breakfast runs on 23rd March 2014. A minimum of £50 sponsorship is required. The money raised would be split equally between the two charities. The website www.humanrace.co.uk gives additional info about both events. To secure your free entrance contact Claire Wilson or Alison Croucher as soon as possible at: firstname.lastname@example.org." SPONSORSHIP Paul Keen writes: "I have committed to ride the two Yorkshire stages of next year's Tour de France along with a friend at the beginning of September this year and hope to raise money for Changing Faces, a charity that supports people with disfigurements and is currently setting up services in Yorkshire, based on a centre in Sheffield. As two 60 year olds we'll certainly be among the oldest riding 400km in two days over some of the toughest climbs in Yorkshire so it is not going to be easy. But I hope it will be worth it. If you would be kind enough to sponsor me, you can do so through my fund-raising page uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PaulKeen. The site will remain open until the beginning of October and I will let you know how we get on." RALPH STREET... ...who is currently based in Sweden, was selected for the British team to compete in the World Orienteering Championships in Finland last month. Ralph was named for the Long Distance race and the Relay, and his first event took place on July 7th. This was qualifying heat 3 for the Long Distance race, and Ralph finished 8th to comfortably secure his place in the final. Two days later came the final and Ralph finished 20th in 1:50.19, some eight and a half minutes slower than the winner Gueorgiou of France. The three-stage relay took place on 13th July and Ralph ran the anchor leg for the British team which finished 11th out of 33 teams. FACEBOOK Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil, Duncan or Trevor email@example.com or the women's Captains ( e-mail Estelle, Becky or Phil firstname.lastname@example.org ) Sunday 11th August Wimbledon 5km. 9.30am start. Final Road GP and Surrey Road League race. Details and entry:. Wednesday 14th August Andy's Wimbledon Adventure 4 miles. 7pm start. See above. Sunday 18th August MABAC Pairs Relay. 11am start at Matthew Arnold School, Staines. Details: Tuesday 20th August Ratchford Relay in Richmond Park. Women only, 7.15pm 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 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 *************** WEDDING DAY 7km Friday 26th July in Bushy Park David Rowe writes on his blog at http://rowerunning.co.uk/ : "On 29th July 1981, there was a public holiday in England to mark the wedding day of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. A running race was organised by the London Road Runners Club in Bushy Park, West London. Since this date, the race has been run every year on the last Friday in July (apart from a date change in 2012 because of the London Olympics). This 7k race is a regular fixture in our calendar and 2013 is my fifth time taking part. I missed out in 2012 because of the date change but normally I find myself on the start line along with a number of friends ready to see if we can run as fast as a parkrun 5k and then hang on for the final 2k! Coming off the back of a time of 18:08 for the previous week's Crane Park parkrun I felt I had some good speed in the legs and the main thing that would hold me back would be tiredness. Earlier in the day I'd done a (very easy) run to and from the local pool and then just under 4km of swimming (you'd have never guessed I was doing an Ironman again soon!). About an hour before the start my legs just felt heavy and tired. Perhaps the evening warmth and friendly racing would bring them to life... Sharon and I arrived at the race early to collect our race numbers and enjoy the early evening atmosphere. Hampton Hill Cricket Club, where the race HQ is based, was looking fantastic after its recent rebuild. We caught up with quite a few friends who were taking part and then headed to the start. A small group of us 'Ranelaghs' started close together and had a little banter before the start. The atmosphere was great. Weather-wise, it was warm (around 25-26 degrees) with a light breeze. The start was the usual mad rush to get off the grass area and onto firmer ground without tripping over! I planned to run 'steady' this evening. However, after about 1km or so I heard this voice behind me say: 'David Rowe we're going too fast!'. It was Duncan Mallison, who I've run this race with before and has fallen foul to some over-enthusiastic pacing at this race. My response was something like 'This just adds to the excitement" or something similar. After about 2.5k a young lady ran past and I tried to jump on the back of her. Not literally I must add - I wanted to get right behind and use her to help pacing (and drafting!). She was tall, fast and running really well. We ran together and pushed each other on for about 3km. It really helped me stay on pace. We were slowly reeling in runners up ahead. As I knew many of them I got tons of support from the marshals on course. It was lovely. I tried my best to thank them or lift an arm to signal thanks of some sort! Heading alongside the Woodland Gardens at about 4.5k we caught up with Peter Faull. I told him to 'stick with us' - which he did (not for long though mind!). I went through 5k in just over 18 minutes so I knew the final 2k would be tough. The young lady I was trying to run with made a gap just before 6k and I couldn't close it down. The 'elastic' had snapped. From here to the finish it was just a case of getting there as quickly as possible. Rounding the last 'bend' before the final 600m or so there was loads of support which really helped. I ran back onto the grass, pushed hard, got overtaken by someone pushing harder (damn!) and 'raced' through the finish to get a time of 26:07 and 17th overall. This is both a one second PB at the race and my best finishing position. I also finished 3rd in the V40 category. My mile average pace splits (it measured 4.4 miles) according to my GPS were 5:45, 5:55, 5:52, 5:59 and 5:54 - pretty consistent there. According to Ken's stats this was my best ever performance running for the club. I'm still not that quick, but I'm not too shabby either! After attempting to rehydrate with water at the finish I waited for Sharon to finish. We put our lovely new finishers t-shirts on and chose to rehydrate back at the cricket club with something a little stronger than water and a picnic that we'd prepared earlier. What a lovely evening." The one Ranelagh man who managed to stay ahead of David was Ted Mockett who finished 13th overall, while Trevor Maguire was right there on his heels ahead of Peter Faull and Lars Lundqvist. Our leading woman was Wiebke Kortum, just ahead of Cathy Jones. We had exactly 50 finishers, slightly down on last year but sufficient for us to retain the Father Onn Mob Match trophy for the club was the greatest number of finishers (barring organizers Stragglers). Here is some of our 'mob' at the presentation:. BRIDGES 2.3 miles handicap Wednesday 10th July at Westminster 1 D Williams (HW) 19.58 (actual time 17.58) 6 Alan Davidson 20.43 (17.13) 24 John Hanscomb 23.35 (26.35) STRAGGLERS JUNIOR HANDICAP Thursday 18th July at the Hawker Centre We had half a dozen from Ranelagh in race 5 of the series, and all finished almost within half a minute. Lydia Louw was our first runner home, setting a PB and the second fastest girl's time of the day. Tor, Charlie and Noah were close behind, then with another PB came Jonny Brook pursued by Arthur Louw. The last race in the series is on Thursday 29th August, 7.30pm start. 1 S MacLeod (unatt) 14.33 (actual time 9.33) 17 Lydia Louw 19.32 (8.32) 19 Tor Heron-Brett 19.36 (9.06) 25 Charlie Brook 19.44 (11.44) 26 Noah Heron-Brett 19.45 (11.45) 28 Jonny Brook 19.50 (8.50) 36 Arthur Louw 20.05 (10.05) SELF-TRANSCENDENCE 5km Monday 22nd July at Battersea Park 1 R Evans (SLH) 15.56 18 T Harris (Well, NZ) 17.46 (1st woman) 80 Phil Jackson 22.18 96 Alan Davidson 23.11 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 26th July in Hyde Park 1 J Gjesdal (Norway) 16.24 14 B Proctor (AFD) 17.43 (1st woman) 152 Alan Davidson 23.55 RUN THROUGH WIMBLEDON COMMON HALF MARATHON Sunday 28th July Marie Synnott-Wells was the leading W45. 1 D Kiralyfi (HW) 1:16.27 (chip time 1:16.27) 21 K Morgan (unatt) 1:30.24 (1:30.21 - 1st woman) 77 Marie Synnott-Wells 1:39.23 (1:39.19) 214 Heather Martingell 1:55.21 (1:55.17) DOWN TOW UP FLOW HALF MARATHON Sunday 28th July at Marlow 1 D Bellinger (Oxf C) 1:14.46 17 L Hartney (Reading) 1:26.35 (1st woman) 134 Bruce McLaren 1:41.10 VIRGIN LONDON TRIATHLON Sunday 28th July Bill Neely writes: "Apologies to the club for failing (spectacularly) to get to the starting line of one of my favourite events, the Elmbridge 10k. I left in plenty of time, got caught by the Walton Bridge closure and then went round in circles, giving up at 5 to 9. It seems I can get around Afghanistan and Syria but not Weybridge. As a result of being out of contention for the club Road Race League, I ditched the Wedding Day 7K on Friday for something a bit easier. I competed in the Virgin London Triathlon on Sunday, doing the Olympic distance of 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run in a respectable time of 2.25.45, with a final 10K run of 43.26. It's way outside my best, but after two other distance events, it's about as good as I can do!" SELF-TRANSCENDENCE 5km Monday 29th July at Battersea Park 1 J Poole (Serp) 15.14 41 A Aronson (HW) 18.19 (1st woman) 105 Phil Jackson 22.02 138 Alan Davidson 23.27 SELF-TRANSCENDENCE 10km Saturday 3rd August at Battersea Park 8am start - one for the early risers! 1 T Aldred (London Hth) 32.02 17 C Ansell (Imp C) 35.59 (1st woman) 23 Paul Doyle 36.53 72 Becky Hall 41.42 99 Rob Curtis 44.48 145 Alan Davidson 49.00 IRONMAN UK Sunday 4th August at Bolton David Rowe put in a fantastic performance to cross the line a few seconds inside 10 hours, finishing with a 3:30 marathon. David won his age group and qualified for the World Ironman Championship at Kailua-Kona in Hawaii in October. More details to follow. RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 27th July 1 P Sly (TH&H) 16.21 10 David Lawley 19.27 36 Steve Aikin 21.19 37 Eugenio Carmo 21.23 43 B Koltai (Clapham) 21.34 (1st woman) 46 Alberto Esguevillas 21.46 92 Amrut Sharma 24.11 107 Simon Taylor 24.50 108 Lydia Louw 24.51 125 Michael Sikora 25.34 146 John Ricketts 26.24 147 Arthur Louw 26.27 153 Sue Camp 26.44 192 Tony Clark 29.48 243 Andrew Brown 43.32 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 27th July A double Ranelagh victory for Trevor Maguire and Jane Craigie-Payne, who actually finished alongside Michelle Davies. 1 Trevor Maguire 18.25 11 Duncan Mallison 21.11 12 Kevin Kearey 21.21 29 Jane Craigie-Payne 24.19 (1st woman) 30 Michelle Davies 24.19 40 Heather Martingell 25.49 48 Luke Maguire 27.16 49 Peter Fordham 27.20 50 Sharon Dooley 27.43 54 Josie Kearey 28.37 56 Nick Fordham 28.42 59 Rachel Allen 29.30 62 Janet Russell 29.32 63 Paula Maguire 29.36 70 Tamsin Burland 30.21 73 Christine David 31.05 74 Elizabeth Everett 31.08 75 Ann Kearey 31.40 78 Tanya Allen 32.27 79 Deirdre Inman 32.38 81 Cindy Croucher 33.07 82 Stacey Berber 33.08 83 Allison Peach 33.46 90 Annie Recuerda 36.10 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 27th July 1 A Jackson (Sitting) 16.07 68 L Moore (Poole) 20.09 (1st woman) 136 David Rowe 21.53 177 Ian Grange 22.30 776 John Hanscomb 35.38 777 Wally Garrod 35.45 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 27th July Mel Hunter was third woman. 1 E Marriott (unatt) 19.35 18 D Arthurs (unatt) 24.30 (1st woman) 24 Mel Hunter 26.46 31 Vanessa McConkey 29.24 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 27th July 1 J Abel (unatt) 17.55 11 M Garner (Strag) 20.15 (1st woman) 43 Chris Camacho 24.05 DULWICH parkrun 5km Saturday 27th July 1 M Ismail (HHH) 16.34 12 S Watson (Kent) 18.50 (1st woman) 52 Phil Jackson 23.20 SOUTHWICK COUNTRY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 27th July 1 S Henderson (Corsham) 17.32 16 C Thompson (unatt) 19.39 (1st woman) 105 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.29 OXFORD parkrun 5km Saturday 27th July 1 M Marshall (Ox C) 17.37 14 A Scrivener (Ox C) 21.05 (1st woman) 54 Ian Bingham 25.23 57 Evelyn Joslin 25.56 PRESTON PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 27th July 1 B Tickner (Phoenix) 15.22 13 C Wood (Arena 80) 19.21 (1st woman) 55 John Pratt 23.12 EASTBOURNE parkrun 5km Saturday 27th July 1 L Howard (Bodyworks) 17.56 8 R Shepherd (Soton) 19.50 (1st woman) 85 Waldron Slaughter 32.26 102 Lexi Slaughter 37.47 GUILDFORD parkrun 5km Saturday 27th July 1 J Broom (Barnsley) 18.35 11 M Oldham (Woking) 20.22 (1st woman) 121 Alan Davidson 29.38 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August 1 N Dawit (TVH) 16.42 7 Peter Weir 19.53 15 Lauren Major (unatt) 20.36 (1st woman) 26 Peter Faull 21.11 30 Alberto Esguevillas 21.28 40 Lydia Louw 22.06 45 Steve Aikin 22.32 67 John Ricketts 24.00 100 Rob Kitchen 25.32 116 Colin Rogal 26.32 130 Arthur Louw 27.17 166 Michael Sikora 30.00 180 Claire French 31.26 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August It was Duncan Mallison's turn to lead the way this week. 1 Duncan Mallison 18.58 2 C Bond (Strag) 19.07 (1st woman) 17 John Scally 23.05 36 Heather Martingell 26.18 48 Tamsin Burland 29.31 56 Waldron Slaughter 30.14 58 Christine David 31.11 59 Stacey Berber 31.29 60 Tanya Allen 31.39 61 Lynne Barber 31.40 68 Lexi Slaughter 36.56 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August 1 S Hayes (unatt) 15.43 11 E Pallant (AFD) 17.08 (1st woman) 18 Ted Mockett 17.52 20 Nick Wright 17.56 154 Adam Wright 21.44 201 Ian Grange 22.32 706 Wally Garrod 31.58 780 John Hanscomb 36.52 811 Clare Hulacki 40.21 BLACK PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August 1 C Brown (unatt) 17.51 7 Mark Herbert 18.34 18 J Koski (unatt) 19.59 (1st woman) 98 Michelle Davies 24.29 99 Lee Davies 24.30 NEWCASTLE parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August 1 A Alderson (unatt) 17.26 11 M Jakschik (Newc U) 19.09 (1st woman) 44 Kevin Kearey 21.12 87 Tom Kearey 22.41 190 Emily Kearey 26.09 296 Josie Kearey 31.31 300 Ann Kearey 31.39 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August Rick Jenner and Mel Hunter were both runners-up. 1 J Moran (Oxf U) 18.13 2 Rick Jenner 18.43 4 Niall O'Connor 19.23 18 Phil Roberts 23.05 32 R Smith (unatt) 26.27 (1st woman) 33 Mel Hunter 26.45 39 Natalia Slattery 29.09 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August 1 R Berry (West 4) 16.49 8 A Critchlow (West 4) 18.38 (1st woma)n 53 Amrut Sharma 22.39 103 Sue Camp 25.15 182 Deepa Sharma 30.36 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August 1 R Eveson (SMR) 18.25 8 M Garner (Strag) 19.59 (1st woman) 39 Bruce McLaren 23.19 44 Chris Camacho 23.34 52 Phil Aiken 24.34 BANSTEAD WOODS parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August 1 P Chambers (Croydon) 16.40 11 L Rooney (Coll) 20.10 (1st woman) 56 Peter Fordham 24.33 85 Nick Fordham 27.29 CARLISLE parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August 1 P Graves (unatt) 18.06 8 J Wilson-Young (unatt) 20.24 (1st woman) 25 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 23.26 FINSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August 1 A Kirk-Smith (unatt) 16.21 12 M O'Rourke (Morn C) 18.52 (1st woman) 31 Andres Arana Garcia 21.31 FRIMLEY LODGE parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August 1 S Dickinson (unatt) 16.56 39 B Downes (unatt) 20.29 (1st woman) 161 Nigel Coombes 24.36 YORK parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August 1 K Boynton (unatt) 17.30 22 S Lynn (unatt) 20.37 (1st woman) 37 Phil Jackson 22.13 READING parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August 1 J Davies (Reading) 15.11 21 V Frith (Read SC) 19.54 (1st woman) 33 Sean Paynter 20.59 PENNINGTON FLASH parkrun 5km Saturday 3rd August 1 D Lee (unatt) 17.50 3 J Zakrzewski (Dumfr) 18.26 (1st woman) 134 Sharon Rowe 32.16 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 4th August 1 M Moran (SMR) 7.38 5 P Walters (unatt) 9.05 (1st girl) 8 Livvy Ricketts 9.21 13 Juliet Ricketts 10.05 39 Connor Scally 27.19 FINALLY... Scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a means of detecting when glycogen levels in an endurance athlete are falling low. A device that looks like a temporary tattoo detects the production of lactate, the first sign that the athlete is "hitting the wall". Theoretically the athlete then takes an energy gel to restore blood sugar levels. Here's the story on the New Scientist website here: .