*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 416 1 January 2014 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HAPPY NEW YEAR! HEADLINE NEWS ************* * 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 ATTENTION PLEASE **************** 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. 2014 BRIGHTON HALF MARATHON - SURREY CLUB RUNNER ENTRY 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. ***ATTENTION FUN LOVERS*** 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: email@example.com. The Green Belt Relay website has been updated so for more information on the event please visit www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/." SOUTH WEST LONDON ATHLETICS NETWORK (SWLAN) WINS REGIONAL AWARD 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 invite! 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!!!" RICHMOND IN EUROPE 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: firstname.lastname@example.org." SOUTH-WEST LONDON ATHLETICS NETWORK NEWS 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 Directions: Free of charge but spaces are limited. To book email email@example.com. Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil, Duncan or Trevor firstname.lastname@example.org or the women's Captains ( e-mail Estelle, Becky or Phil email@example.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, 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 *************** 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 10.32.. 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 PORTSMOUTH COASTAL WATERSIDE MARATHON Sunday 22nd December 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 26.38 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 FINALLY... 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!! Video:.