Newsdesk 2013

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 416             1 January 2014
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: steverowland@ranelagh-harriers.com  


 *  Ranelagh men finish 12th in the South of the Thames 7.5 miles
 *  Phil Killingley leads our team
 *  Ted Mockett, Mike White and Sue Sinclair win the Henty Relay
 *  Fastest category times by Peter Haarer, Louise Piears and Sue Sinclair 
 *  Prizes for Amelie Hunton and Lydia and Arthur Louw at the Cabbage Patch 4
 *  parkrun placings for Juliet Edwards, Nick Wright, Mark Herbert, Duncan
     Mallison, David Lawley, Niall O'Connor, Paul Doyle, Trevor Maguire, Ted
     Mockett and Jack Moran
 *  SWLAN wins regional award
 *  County Championships this Saturday, Surrey Leagues on the 11th 

 SURREY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 4th January at Denbies Vineyard, Dorking
 We have good teams entered for the county championships on Saturday. The
 senior women start at 12 noon and the senior men at 1.45pm. We are also
 represented in the under 13 girls at 10.50am.   

 SURREY LEAGUE - MEN AND WOMEN  Saturday 11th January on Wimbledon Common
 (Roehampton Vale)
 For the third League fixture our men's and women's teams are - for once - in
 action at the same venue. This is the Thames Hare and Hounds course on
 Wimbledon Common. Our women are currently in second place in Division 2 and
 their task is to consolidate that position, and if possible make up some
 ground on leaders Guildford and Godalming. The men are in 8th place in
 Division 1 and their target is to take a hatful of points off 7th-placed
 South London Harriers and so climb out of the relegation zone. 

 The race HQ is at the pavilion off Roehampton Vale, here:. The
 senior women are in action first at 12 noon, followed by Under 17/Under 15
 girls at 1pm and Under 13 girls at 1.30pm. Then the Under 17 / Under 15 /
 Under 13 boys race at 2pm and finally the senior men run at 2.30pm. Note the
 earlier start times for the boys' and men's races for this fixture only. All
 are welcome to run - register on the day.   

 The organisers have sent us the following: 
 "As you're possibly aware, the 2014 Brighton Half Marathon on 16th February
 'sold out' on 30th June 2013. We're very aware that such an early 'sell out'
 for the Brighton Half Marathon is unprecedented. For the 2014 Brighton Half
 Marathon, we therefore purposefully reserved 500 places for Sussex & Surrey
 club runners to release in December / January.
 Therefore, until Friday 10th January 2014*, we will open a restricted access
 entry point for Surrey Club runners only from the web link:.  To
 complete the registration process, your members will need to use access code
 SURREY. The entry point may close before Friday 10th January should we reach
 the limit of 500 reserved places." 
 Please note however that this is the day after the Blackheath mob match.

 Michelle Davies writes:
 "The Green Belt Relay 2014 will be held over the weekend of 17th / 18th May
 and we would very much like to enter some teams - possibly three! (Men,
 Women and Mixed). Please email me if you would be interested in running:

 The Green Belt Relay website has been updated so for more information on the
 event please visit www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/." 

 Frances Ratchford writes:
 "It was an evening that started with a glass of bubbly or two then it got
 even better when earlier this month our network (Stragglers, Ranelagh
 Harriers, St Mary's Richmond AC and  Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers)
 was given the regional award for best network at the Institute of Sport
 Exercise and Health at UCL. The award was not only for our work with coach
 education workshops but also to encourage running leaders. Bob Smith, from
 England Athletics, who acted as master of ceremonies, also spoke about SWLAN
 work in partnerships with Virgin London Marathon and St Mary's University
 College developing and organising workshops for young endurance athletes.
 The award was given by one of GB's most successful marathon runners, Mara
 Yamauchi.  We'd nominated Chris Brook to receive the award but Mara
 suggested all six of us should come up, including our excellent
 co-ordinator, Kate Brook, to get the awards; we did not need a second
 It was a great evening celebrating with other volunteer winners getting
 awards covering all aspects of athletics from coach of the year to services
 to athletics. Our award is really an award for all the members of the four
 clubs who get coaching and leader qualifications or attend workshops and
 events and enjoy athletics. Our plan as a Network is to continue organising
 more events and training programmes for all of you
 PS  The fizz was good  too!!!" 

 Helen Evans writes:
 "I am the Chair of The Richmond in Europe Association, involved with the
 borough's linking with its twin towns, Fontainebleau and Konstanz. I am
 contacting you re Fontainbleau's annual race 'La Foulée Imperiale'. Next
 year it takes place on the 6th April 2014 and Fontainbleau would like to
 know if any Richmond athletic clubs have runners who would be interested in
 competing. The race takes place in the grounds of the Château and in the
 town and covers a distance of 10 or 20 km.
 Please contact me if any of your members would be interested:

 Kate Brook sends details of a free SWLAN workshop:
 SWLAN Workshop on Growth and Athletic Performance 
 Delivered by Paul Graham, Senior Occupational Therapist, BSC (Hons) WBIS
 Level 7 and Level 2 Athletics Coach
 Date Wednesday 5th February 2014 from 7:30pm - 9.00pm
 Venue: St Mary's University College, Twickenham TW1 4SX, Room J101
 Free of charge but spaces are limited. To book email kate.brook@swlan.org.uk. 

 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  )

 Saturday 4th January            Surrey County Championships at Denbies
 Vineyard, Dorking

 Saturday 11th January          Surrey League men and women both on Wimbledon
 Common (Roehampton Vale). Senior women start at 12 noon, followed by the
 junior races and senior men at 2.30pm.  

 Saturday 18th January          Inter-club at Bank of England (Richmond Park
 Roehampton Gate) incl Hec Petersen Trophy v Ealing, Southall & Middlesex. 5
 miles, 2.30pm start. All welcome, register on the day.

 Saturday 25th January          South of England Cross-Country Championships
 at Parliament Hill. 

 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). 

 SOUTH OF THE THAMES  7.5 miles CHAMPIONSHIP  Saturday 21st December
 Phil Killingley summed it up eloquently on Facebook: "Lovely muddy wet cold
 windy long hard cross country today on Wimbledon Common."  

 We started nine men who had managed to escape from Christmas shopping, plus
 Wiebke Kortum as our lone representative in the women's event. In that
 peculiar way that true Harriers have, they all seemed to have fun...

 The course was generally reckoned to be more like 8 miles than the
 advertised 7 and a half - so giving a little longer to enjoy themselves out
 in the wild weather. Phil K led the way home in 48th place a couple of
 minutes ahead of Rick Jenner. Mark Herbert, Duncan Mallison ("It was
 actually fun! Oh god I think I am being converted!"), Peter Faull and
 Vaughan Ramsay completed the scoring six. Behind them came Stewart Anderson,
 Bruce McLaren ("Good fun but my 12mm spikes were 4mm by the end - would have
 been out of traction after lap 4!"), Wiebke Kortum (37th in the women's
 race) and Phil Aiken.

 HENTY RELAY  Saturday 28th December in Richmond Park
 It was a beautiful clear sunny day in the Park, but the Christmas week
 storms left the going very soft. There was a fair turn-out of eleven teams -
 thirty-three runners divided as usual into "fast" "medium" and "slow"
 categories. Six laps of Sidmouth Wood were to be covered and the teams were
 given carte blanche to marshal their forces as they saw fit. 

 Peter Haarer was expected to impose himself as the fastest "fast" but on the
 first lap charge he was nowhere to be seen. It transpired that he had sent
 his "medium" Clive Naish out for the opening lap, as did one or two other
 teams. So it was left to Mark Herbert and Trevor Maguire to battle it out
 for first lap honours, with Mark coming out ahead by ten seconds in 7.33 for
 the slightly shorter first lap. Ted Mockett and Peter Faull were well in
 touch but there was a bit of a gap behind them before Burkhard Fehsenfeld
 led in the rest. 

 Katherine Mercer held on to the lead on lap two for Mark's team, but behind
 her Vaughan Ramsay and Peter Haarer had both run through the field and
 Peter's 7.24 proved to be the fastest of the day. However, on lap three it
 was Ted Mockett who came in ahead, moving through from Mike White's 5th
 place on lap two. Trevor Maguire was second and Phil O'Brien third.
 Thereafter, Ted's team was never headed: Sue Sinclair held on well on lap
 four despite Vaughan Ramsay and Peter Haarer again making great inroads in
 pursuit, then Mike White consolidated the position on lap five and gave Ted
 a 24 seconds cushion to carry into the final circuit. Ted actually extended
 his lead to 49 seconds at the tape. Second place went to Vaughan Ramsay,
 Louise Piears and Michele Gibson, while in third place and closing fast was
 Mark Herbert's team of Mark, Katherine Mercer and Rodney Oliver. 

 Peter Haarer's 7.24 on lap 2 was the fastest "fast". Euan Sinclair's 9.22 on
 the opening lap was the best "medium" and fastest "slow" was Sue Sinclair on
 RONHILL SURREY CLASSIC 10km  Sunday 15th December at Nonsuch Park
 1   S Winder (E&E)         34.33
 7   C Bond (Strag)         38.22  (1st woman)
 163 John Hanscomb          74.46 

 Congratulations to all who got round this multi-terrain course in the teeth
 of the storm and dodging rising tides...

 1    P Brown (E London)    2:49.40  (chip time 2:49.36)
 123  Peter Weir            3:31.36  (3:31.16)
 337  Lee Davies            3:53.27  (3:52.52)
 376  Karen Weir            3:56.43  (3:56.23)
 683  Jane Craigie-Payne    4:25.18  (4:24.41)
 684  Michelle Davies       4:25.18  (4:24.43)
 685  Mel Hunter            4:25.18  (4:24.42)
 721  Heather Martingell    4:29.31  (4:28.54)
 816  Ian Grange            4:38.38  (4:38.19)
 962  Tamsin Burland        4:58.40  (4:57.35)
 1022 Mike White            5:08.48  (5:08.10)  

 CABBAGE PATCH 4 miles  Thursday 26th December
 A number of Ranelagh Harriers joined in the annual Boxing Day run from the
 Cabbage Patch pub in Twickenham. Amelie Hunton was second woman overall but
 picked up the "Golden Trainer" prize, while Lydia and Arthur Louw, eight and
 six years old respectively, won "Wow" prizes!

 1   D Norman (26.2)        23.26
 8   Paul Sinton-Hewitt     25.41
 9   A Slotwinska (Staines) 25.55  (1st woman)
 14  Amelie Hunton          27.35
 15  Chris Hunton           27.35
 16  Lydia Louw             29.09
 26  Jane Craigie-Payne     30.56
 28  Andrew Telesia         31.16
 40  Jo Sinton-Hewitt       32.14
 41  Kirsty Bangham         32.16
 44  Nigel Coombes          32.30
 49  Paul Martingell        33.56
 54  Ally Salisbury         34.26
 55  Karen Weir             34.27
 68  Arthur Louw            37.41
 69  Heather Martingell     37.43
 79  Maria Nunes            53.03     
 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 21st December
 Ted Mockett was third in.

 1   O Parsons (SMUC)       18.15
 3   Ted Mockett            18.58 
 6   R Bunting (London H)   19.30  (1st woman)
 8   Michael Everard        19.39 
 9   Peter Weir             19.41
 15  Peter Faull            20.32
 16  Alex Fordham           20.50
 28  Steve Aikin            21.38
 29  Daniel Chichi          21.41
 37  Lloyd Camp             22.43  
 40  Lydia Louw             22.55
 66  Alberto Esguevillas    25.01
 93  Arthur Louw            26.23
 100 Rob Kitchen            26.50
 107 Sue Camp               27.06
 121 Michael Sikora         27.58
 124 Nick Fordham           28.15
 158 Peter Lowman           31.52
 174 Katie Walton           33.06
 175 Michelle Martinez      33.13
 191 Philippa Kitchen       38.23    
 192 Pat Hewlett            39.38

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 21st December
 1   J Finnigan (WSEH)      16.02
 23  H Novakovic (SMR)      19.22  (1st woman)
 26  David Rowe             19.38
 86  Paul Sinton-Hewitt     21.17
 121 Nick Wright            21.59
 286 Jo Sinton-Hewitt       24.55
 375 Kirsty Bangham         26.25
 493 Euan Sinclair          28.02
 552 Alastair Sinclair      28.58
 554 Finlay Sinclair        28.59
 609 Jackie Dunkley         30.24
 733 John Hanscomb          37.55
 741 Wally Garrod           39.33

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 21st December
 1   G Brook (Strag)        17.32
 15  Kevin Kearey           21.26
 18  Tom Kearey             22.25
 19  Duncan Mallison        22.27
 23  Chris Read             22.52
 24  E Bernard (unatt)      23.03  (1st woman)
 56  Lynne Barber           26.46
 60  Rachel Allen           27.08
 61  Lee Davies             27.15
 66  Michelle Davies        28.22
 71  Christine David        29.50
 72  Josie Kearey           29.59
 73  Ann Kearey             30.00   
 80  Cindy Croucher         32.09
 81  Deirdre Inman          32.23
 84  Tanya Allen            34.00 

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 21st December
 Trevor Maguire finished third.

 1   M Hall (West 4)        19.17
 3   Trevor Maguire         20.43
 4   Simon Burrell          22.11
 20  Phil Roberts           24.56
 23  S Hutton (unatt)       25.26  (1st woman)
 35  Luke Maguire           27.35

 OSTERLEY parkrun 5km  Saturday 21st December
 A Ranelagh 1-2 for David Lawley and Niall O'Connor.

 1   David Lawley           19.47
 2   Niall O'Connor         20.16
 14  R Duffy (S Doha)       25.58  (1st woman)

 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 21st December)...
 Darlington South Park: 76 Nigel Coombes 24.58 
 Fulham Palace: 65 Peter Fordham 26.04
 Gunnersbury: 78 John Herriott 25.40
 Kingston:  57 Janet Turnes 31.07
 Havant: 64 Mike White 29.00
 Reading:  119 Louise Atkinson 30.12
 Tonbridge:  64 Mary Hickson 28.43
 York: 48 Phil Jackson 22.40 
 Gladstone: 44 Andrew Brown 26.40 
 Walthamstow: 9 Ben Shore 24.57 

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Wednesday 25th December
 1   D Afshar (West 4)      17.36
 5   Nick Twomey            18.10     
 13  R Bunting (London H)   19.23  (1st woman)
 20  Bill Neely             20.33
 33  Simon Burrell          21.34
 39  Steve Aikin            21.56
 81  Duncan Brown           24.42
 93  Alistair Sinclair      25.27
 95  Euan Sinclair          25.29
 116 Sue Camp               26.04
 119 Tony Clark             26.08
 132 Lydia Louw             26.30
 137 Arthur Louw            26.43
 139 Alberto Esguevillas    26.49
 140 Colin Rogal            26.56
 146 Ally Salisbury         27.30 
 153 Michael Sikora         27.50
 169 Jenny Rogal            28.15
 180 Claire-Louise French   28.42
 226 Michelle Martinez      35.09
 232 Pat Hewlett            37.47
 234 Deborah Blakemore      37.49
 244 Andrew Brown           45.56  

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Wednesday 25th December
 Mark Herbert and Duncan Mallison battled it out at the front, with Jack
 Moran third.. 

 1   Mark Herbert           18.12
 2   Duncan Mallison        18.14
 3   Jack Moran             19.07
 18  E Bernard (unatt)      22.43  (1st woman)
 37  Jane Craigie-Payne     24.57
 51  Rachel Allen           26.53
 55  Mel Davison            27.02 
 56  Michelle Davies        27.10
 60  Nigel Coombes          27.51
 73  Mike White             30.35
 74  Heather Martingell     30.36
 81  Christine David        31.45
 82  Lynne Barber           32.02
 84  Tanya Allen            32.40
 90  Tracey Small           33.31
 91  Su Clark               34.20
 92  Tamsin Burland         34.21 

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Wednesday 25th December
 Over 900 runners assembled on Christmas morning.

 1   T Haughian (SMR)       16.21
 22  H Kitchen (Hill Tri)   18.33  (1st woman)
 32  Andrew Forth           19.05
 54  David Rowe             20.02
 97  Sean Paynter           21.14 
 370 Kirsty Bangham         25.24
 484 Alan Davidson          27.04
 698 Jackie Dunkley         30.47
 706 Ed Josey               30.55
 738 Jo Sinton-Hewitt       31.16
 778 Paul Sinton-Hewitt     32.36
 798 Sharon Rowe            33.30
 838 John Hanscomb          36.03

 CONKERS parkrun 5km  Wednesday 25th December
 David Lawley finished third, just nine seconds behind the winner.

 1   H Sharpe (Fife)        18.17  (1st woman)
 3   David Lawley           18.26

 OTHER parkruns (Wednesday 25th December)...
 Braunstone: 9 Ted Mockett 18.52,  26 Peter Faull 20.40 
 Brockwell: 17 Alex Fordham 21.17,  51 Nick Fordham 25.50,  64 Peter Fordham
 Leeds: 113 Katie Walton 32.18
 York: 47 Phil Jackson 22.19 

 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th December
 1   G Brook (Strag)        17.17
 12  L Hale (Sand J)        21.06  (1st woman)
 43  Mike White             25.46 
 58  Nigel Coombes          28.14 
 64  Christine David        30.52
 67  Cindy Croucher         32.29
 68  Deirdre Inman          32.34 
 70  Su Clark               33.24
 71  Tracey Small           33.42
 73  Waldron Slaughter      37.55
 74  Lexi Slaughter         37.56   

 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th December
 1   Unknown
 10  Peter Weir             19.25 
 15  C Clover (Newbury)     20.00  (1st woman)
 19  Bill Neely             20.33
 21  Alex Fordham           20.41
 30  Peter Faull            21.24
 31  Mark Herbert           21.29
 32  Ted Mockett            21.31
 40  Polly White            22.09
 47  Lydia Louw             22.32
 48  Lloyd Camp             22.38
 49  Alberto Esguevillas    22.38
 97  Jane Craigie-Payne     26.06 
 102 Sue Camp               26.22
 114 Arthur Louw            27.04
 122 Michael Sikora         27.27
 141 Ally Salisbury         28.24
 143 Claire-Louise French   28.26
 213 Pat Hewlett            46.37
 216 Andrew Brown           46.40

 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th December
 1   A Jaksevicius (unatt)  16.48
 8   M Dillon (unatt)       17.56  (1st woman)
 11  James Whistler         18.15 
 63  Sean Paynter           20.16
 297 Adam Wright            24.50
 305 Alistair Sinclair      24.56
 308 Euan Sinclair          24.58 
 497 Kirsty Bangham         28.36
 575 Jackie Dunkley         29.55
 709 John Hanscomb          37.04
 722 Wally Garrod           38.51 

 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th December
 1   P Brennan (Edin)       19.24 
 7   Stephen Hurton         22.39
 10  G Munro (Old Deers)    23.58  (1st woman)
 14  Phil Roberts           24.28
 27  Wyn Williams           27.04
 29  Lorna Smith            28.49   
 39  Natalia Slattery       32.11

 NEWBURY parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th December
 Juliet Edwards was the leading woman.

 1   R Tan (Reading R)      18.12
 8   David Rowe             19.18
 20  Juliet Edwards         20.52  (1st woman) 
 224 Sharon Rowe            33.03

 DULWICH parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th December
 Second place for Paul Doyle.

 1   P Griffiths (Kent)     16.07
 2   Paul Doyle             17.22
 5   S Watson (Kent)        18.17  (1st woman) 
 WYCOMBE RYE parkrun 5km  Saturday 28th December
 A win for Nick Wright.

 1   Nick Wright            18.16
 4   T Neale (Burn J)       19.54  (1st woman) 

 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 28th December)... 
 Ally Pally: 15 Peter Fordham 26.25
 Hanley: 15 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 21.18,  59 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.12 
 Harrogate: 139 Mary Hickson 27.27
 Killerton: 22 Rob Wise 20.55
 Kingston: 61 Janet Turnes 30.52
 Temple Newsam: 34 Phil Jackson 23.58
 Wynnum: 34 Martin Nance 23.16

 This has been around for a while so you may have already seen it, but if you
 want some inspiration it bears another look. It features an irrepressible
 young woman called Heather Dorniden representing the University of Minnesota
 in the 600 metres in the 2008 Big Ten Indoor Championships. Never give up!!