*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 420 28 February 2014 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ranelagh wins the mob match v Blackheath and Bromley * 76 Ranelagh starters * Phil Killingley wins the Wynne Cup club championship, Peter Haarer and Paul Doyle second and third * John Herries wins the sealed handicap * In the National Championships our women's team finishes 39th and our men 104th * Peter Haarer and Megan De Silva win the Roffey Salver and the Aotearoa Trophy as the leading Ranelagh finishers * Heather Martingell completes her World Marathon Masters tour * parkrun placings for Ted Mockett, Niall O'Connor, Rick Jenner, Trevor Maguire, Ben Shore, Nick Wright and Marie Synnott-Wells * Inter-club race and club junior championships this Saturday * Carl Nargang 100 not out * Book now for the Baker Cup supper and presentations evening on Saturday 29th March ATTENTION PLEASE **************** CARL NARGANG Congratulations to Ranelagh's oldest and longest-serving member Carl Nargang, who celebrated his 100th birthday on 26th February. Carl joined the club in 1933 so has notched up 81 years of membership - more than anyone else in the club's history. Carl lives in a retirement home in Eastbourne but is keeping well and managed a couple of glasses of Guinness at the small celebration his family organised for him. Although a long-serving Vice-President, Carl was always overlooked for the Presidency, so our current President was pleased to be able to appoint Carl as Honorary President for Life. INTER-CLUB 3.8 miles Saturday 1st March in Richmond Park 3pm start All are welcome for this fairly low-key race over one lap of our mob match course starting at 3pm. The race will incorporate our club junior (under 18) championships for the Lotinga Cup (overall champion) and the Camilla Cup (junior women). RANELAGH CUP SCHOOLS RACE Saturday 15th March in Richmond Park We'll need marshals for this, so please let Andy Bickerstaff firstname.lastname@example.org know if you can help. CLUTTON CUP 10 miles handicap Sunday 16th March in Richmond Park. 10am start. All members welcome. Ditto about marshals! BAKER CUP SUPPER and PRIZEGIVING You are invited to our annual presentations supper. All are welcome, especially if you have a trophy or medal to collect. Date - Saturday 29th March @ 7.00pm. Location - The Roebuck Pub (upstairs) 130 Richmond Hill, TW10 6RN Tel 0208 948 2329 Dress - Smart Casual Price - £23.00 per person - includes welcome drink, free beer (while stocks last) and buffet dinner. Places are limited to 60 people, so please reserve your place early!!! Your glass of sparkly awaits you!! R.S.V.P. Please Contact:- Michele Gibson:-Email:- email@example.com, Mobile:- 07703 518 956 Cheques payable to :- Ranelagh Harriers and posted / handed to Ms Michele Gibson, c/o Baker Cup Supper, 107 Elm Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3HN or leave in the club safe with the name Michele Gibson on the envelope. Cash:- payable to Michele Gibson @ the Club - Tuesday & Wednesday nights. McLEOD TROPHY and WOMEN'S PERFORMANCE AWARD These competitions are for points scored in all club races during the winter season. With three races to go, clear leader of the men's competition is Mark Herbert who has amassed 1134 points. Second is Rob Curtis on 976 and third Peter Fordham on 920. Women's leader is Marie Synnott-Wells on 978, ahead of Megan De Silva on 898 and Heather Martingell on 845. Full scoreboard:. RUNNING TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP Karen Weir (one of our coaches) is holding a Running Technique Workshop on Sunday 6th April, from 2-4pm. Running is a skill that can be learned! Learn how to improve your running form and to run more efficiently. Not only will this reduce your risk of injury, once you have mastered the techniques you will also improve your running performance. Spaces are limited to ensure everyone gets individual feedback and video analysis. The cost is £25 (payable in advance), to reserve your place or for more information, please contact Karen@runwithkaren.com. The workshop is not too onerous in terms of running and will focus more on drills and exercises, so do not worry if you have done your long run in the morning or are tapering for your spring marathon. Workshop location: lululemon athletica, 19 Duke Street, Richmond, TW9 1HP. FINCHLEY 20 miles road race Saturday 9th March This long-established race - in Ruislip despite the name - incorporates our club 20 miles championship for the Spendlove Cup and could be of interest to spring marathoners as a warm-up trial run. Details:. THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles Sunday 27th April at Chiswick Entries are now being taken for the always popular Thames Towpath 10: Details:. RANELAGH RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 4th May The entry limit has been reached and on-line entries via Sportsystems have closed. If you're not planning to run, reserve the date anyway - as ever we'll need plenty of help on the day. Details:. RICHMOND 13.1 Sunday 23rd March Lloyd Camp has an entry for this Half Marathon which he will not be using. If anyone wants to transfer the entry please contact Lloyd firstname.lastname@example.org . SPORTING FEET Dominic Stead of the Sporting Feet shop in King Street, Richmond, will be paying a visit to the club on Tuesday 4th March to give a very brief talk before training. He'll talk about what discounts and services the shop has to offer Ranelagh members. 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 ) Saturday 1st March Inter-club 3.8 miles in Richmond Park, including club junior championships (see above). 3pm start. Sunday 9th March Finchley 20 miles road race at Ruislip. See above. Saturday 15th March Ranelagh Cup Schools Race in Richmond Park Sunday 16th March Clutton Cup 10 miles handicap in Richmond Park. 10am start. Saturday 29th March Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap in Richmond Park. 3pm 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), and also every Sunday at 9.30am in Wimbledon Park. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** PELLING-RATCLIFF CUP MOB MATCH v BLACKHEATH AND BROMLEY HAC Saturday 15th February in Richmond Park As this extraordinary winter continued to throw storm after storm at us we were lucky for the second week in a row to enjoy a brief lull between the tempests for our Saturday afternoon race. It was bright and sunny though a chilly wind blew up during the afternoon. The Park was saturated of course, but as ever there was more standing water than real mud. Last season we secured our first away win at Blackheath for over 40 years. We had won at home the year before so another victory would give us three in a row - something we haven't achieved in more than 90 years! We expected Blackheath to be out in some force to make life difficult for us and we were certainly girded up for a close contest. No fewer than 76 Ranelagh Harriers assembled on the start line, where it was found that our visitors numbered only 25. A small turnout doesn't always mean a weak team, but on this occasion few of the 'heathens on parade appeared to be in the first flush of youth. Confidence grew that we were looking at another momentous mob match victory. And so it proved. Gareth Evans of Blackheath secured third place, but our visitors placed only one other runner in the top ten and only a total of five before Stewart Anderson - our 22nd and last scorer - crossed the line. The result was a crushing 308 to 1057 win for Ranelagh. It was great to retain the Pelling-Ratcliff Cup again but a closer contest would have been welcome. Next season it's our turn to visit them, and I doubt we can expect such an easy ride! In any case, it was great to have such a fine Ranelagh turnout for the final mob match of the season. We won three out of four mob matches, and but for the excrutiatingly narrow loss to Orion back in October we might have secured an unprecedented clean sweep. Well done all, and let's hope we can retain the same level of enthusiasm next season. The race incorporated our club championship for the Wynne Cup. Two or three who might have been contenders were absent, so the favourite looked to be our club Captain Phil Killingley. However, Peter Haarer, whose name appears so many times on the Cup, was resolved to give Phil a hard run for his money. Peter held on grimly to Phil for most of the first lap but then had to give way and Phil went on to record a fairly comfortable win in a time of 44.51, which takes half a minute or so off the club record for our new mob match course. Phil will also take home the F.B. Thompson Medal for the overall winner. Peter narrowly held off Evans the Blackheath man for second place in the race and the championship. New member Gavin Pape had been their nearest pursuer on the first lap but as he faded it was Paul Doyle - another former winner of the Cup - who came through for the bronze medal. George Howard, Ted Mockett, Trevor Maguire, Gavin Pape and Marc Snaith all made the top ten overall. Leading woman was Megan De Silva, whose 53.53 was a new women's course record. Carole Penlington of Blackheath was second, then came Becky Hall and Gwen McCormack. The one cup that eluded us was the Harry Sheer Memorial Trophy which goes to the first over 50 to finish. This was won by Blackheath's Neil Ayrton, who finished in 10th place overall. The sealed handicap result announced on the day was not correct. The winner, by a country mile, was John Herries. Second place went to the fast-improving Megan De Silva and third to Alberto Esguevillas. Most of the mob match usual suspects were there, with David Wright now boasting a grand total of 156 mob match finishes. Clive Naish maintained his extraordinary record of not having missed a mob match since 1983, but at some cost...Clive was suffering from a chest infection and barely made it round the second lap. Thanks to those who went back to accompany him in. We have an embarrassment of riches in photos this week! There are a few by Jeremy Hemming on our website here:. With further links to Paul Sinton-Hewitt's, Stephen Logue's and Blackheath's Mike Peel. In the evening up to fifty members attended "An Evening with Hugh Jones" at the Roebuck. Hugh gave an entertaining account of his running career from schooldays onwards, and there followed a fascinating question and answer session. Many thanks Hugh for agreeing to be in the hot seat! NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 22nd February at Wollaton Park, Nottingham Only a couple of handfuls of Ranelagh Harriers made the trip up to Nottingham for the Nationals but they ensured the Ranelagh flag kept flying. Our women's team did well to finish in the top half of their field and Megan De Silva's 145th in her first serious cross-country season was a great achievement. She will deservedly hold the Aotearoa Trophy as the first Ranelagh first-claim finisher. Julia Bailey, Becky Hall and Victoria Elbourne completed the team in a record field of over 700 finishers. Our men's team could best be described as a mixed bag - comprising as it did two over 60s, one under 20 and three over 40s. That they failed to worry the clubs at the sharp end came as no surprise. What was a surprise was that they had 23 clubs behind them! Peter Haarer, who probably has more National experience than the rest of the team put together - barring perhaps Mike Peace - led our team in a highly respectable 309th place out of 1657 finishers. Peter will therefore claim for the umpteenth time the Roffey Salver as the first Ranelagh first-claim finisher. Vaughan Ramsay and Alex Fordham were in the top thousand and the team was completed by Rob Curtis, Mike Peace and Peter Fordham. INTER-CLUB at RMA SANDHURST Saturday 22nd February Alan Davidson reports: "Perhaps having the Milocarians' resurrected Sandhurst Military College cross-country challenge clashing with the National Championships, the six required for a team by Ranelagh had to be augmented by local conscripts! There were extensive views from the top of the (many) hills of sand and heather in the rare sunshine but lurking down in the valley for each of the two laps was an area of bog to cross only about two yards wide. After the first passage unavoidably I had shoes full of water and socks jet black, but perhaps due to tiredness the second time round I fell in! Luckily it was still a long way to go as this enabled the blackness to dry to a more comfortable caked mass. Our two ladies had probably partaken of the sumptuous free tea and left before I finished. The course had been perfectly flagged and marshalled by the military but when asked at the exit gate if I had enjoyed the race...I had to lie!" 1 G Till (Milo) 38.46 10 T McCrow (Ran-gst) 43.54 12 H Jarvis (Milo) 44.23 (1st woman) 15 A Miller (Ran - gst) 46.09 20 P Jhapa (Ran - gst) 48.23 34 Lara Werrett 53.57 36 Marion Rayner 58.19 40 Alan Davidson 62.56 TEAMS (Scoring 6 a side) 1 Milocarians 32 6 Ranelagh H 155 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles HANDICAP Wednesday 5th February at Woking 1 C Johnston (unatt) 26.00 (actual time 25.30) 11 Alan Davidson 27.19 (22.49) 17 Steve Rowland 29.14 (23.29) BRIGHTON HALF MARATHON Sunday 16th February 1 P Martelletti (VP&TH) 65.52 (chip time 65.52) 44 S Hill (Farn) 78.43 (78.41 - 1st woman) 632 Marie Synnott-Wells 94.58 (94.24) 1019 Stephen Logue 100.36 (99.29) 3036 Lorraine Clifton 119.25 (116.51) VALENTINE'S 10km Sunday 16th February at Chessington 1 A Maud (Clap) 31.25 20 N Doel (AFD) 36.45 (1st woman) 337 Alan Meaden 60.02 371 David Meaden 65.20 TOKYO MARATHON Sunday 23rd February Congratulations to Heather Martingell who travelled to Tokyo along with Phil Jackson, Tamsin Burland and Carola Richter to complete her tour of the World Marathon Majors. More details to follow. OLD DEER PARK HALF MARATHON Sunday 23rd February 1 T Haughian (WSEH) 70.45 (chip time 70.45) 31 N Chydenius (Finland) 81.01 (81.00 - 1st woman) 96 Duncan Mallison 87.58 (87.56) 285 Kate Woodhouse 99.28 (98.43) 314 Stewart Anderson 100.10 (99.52) HAMPTON COURT HALF MARATHON Sunday 23rd February Half Marathons seems to be springing up all around us. This one was about 700 metres short owing to a marshalling error. 1 R Campbell (Morn C) 73.16 (chip time 73.16) 30 K Wilson (26.2) 82.29 (82.24 - 1st woman) 807 Kirsty Bangham 109.19 (107.40) 1338 Nigel Coombes 121.15 (118.50) 1618 Wiebke Kortum 130.03 (126.10) BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER 10km Sunday 23rd February 1 O Mott (B&W) 32.21 2 Chris Illman (Ciren) 32.41 20 R Felton (Stroud) 34.40 (1st woman) 164 Rob Wise 42.21 BRAMLEY 10 miles Sunday 23rd February 1 P Wicks (Belgrave) 49.48 (chip time 49.47) 5 T Jones (Belgrave) 55.54 (55.53 - 1st woman) 444 Louise Atkinson 97.04 (95.09) CAPITAL RUNNERS RICHMOND PARK 10km Sunday 23rd February 1 S Yeo (Tamar T) 38.11 (chip time 38.11) 18 P Morris (Wimb W) 43.18 (43.18 - 1st woman) 279 Deepa Sharma 64.20 (64.03) RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 15th February 1 N Phillips (AFD) 16.46 3 P Law (K&P) 18.24 (1st woman) 54 Olivia Lloyd 22.54 64 Tomas Sterner 23.34 68 Karl Garvey 23.53 77 Steven Mountain 24.20 145 Eugenio Carmo 27.48 147 Rob Kitchen 27.51 173 Louise Atkinson 29.33 239 Pat Hewlett 45.30 241 Bev Ali 45.32 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 15th February 1 S Hayes (unatt) 16.36 26 K Coombes (unatt) 23.09 (1st woman) 33 David Rowe 24.10 66 Lynne Barber 27.43 72 Michelle Davies 28.24 73 Mike White 28.31 75 Nigel Coombes 28.58 82 Josie Kearey 30.03 83 Ann Kearey 30.17 96 Christine David 33.06 100 Cindy Croucher 33.54 101 Su Clark 34.37 102 Penny Merrett 34.52 103 Tanya Allen 35.00 104 Deirdre Inman 35.01 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 15th February 1 P Pollock (Abbey) 15.18 28 M O'Sullivan (unatt) 19.35 (1st woman) 85 Simon Collingridge 21.41 546 Danny Hobbs 38.39 550 Wally Garrod 38.56 554 John Hanscomb 39.38 ROOT 44 parkrun 5km Saturday 15th February Nick Wright was runner-up for the second week in succession. 1 M Bailey (Nedbank) 16.48 2 Nick Wright 18.30 6 C Nienaber (unatt) 21.52 (1st woman) OTHER parkruns (Saturday 15th February)... Kingston: 9 Chris Camacho 23.34, 33 Aiah Songu-Mbriwa 31.16, 40 Maya Farah 37.44 York: 66 Phil Jackson 23.31 Old Deer Park: 29 Katie Walton 33.08, 30 Deborah Blakemore 33.11 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd February Marie Synnott-Wells was third woman. 1 Unknown 17.37 14 Craig McLellan 19.28 20 Stewart Anderson 19.51 30 L Broughton (Rich CC) 20.45 (1st woman) 40 Daniel Chiechi 21.11 43 Marie Synnott-Wells 21.18 48 Bruce McLaren 21.44 92 Amrut Sharma 23.30 93 Steven Mountain 23.38 146 Alberto Esguevillas 25.54 165 Simon Taylor 26.43 191 Nick Fordham 27.42 210 Louise Atkinson 28.25 216 Val Lowman 28.41 253 Peter Lowman 30.18 267 Andrew Brown 30.45 270 Hannah Doyle 30.58 275 Natalia Slattery 31.27 288 Michelle Martinez 32.09 290 Martin Clark 32.17 298 Bronwen Northmore 32.39 315 Penny Merrett 34.35 335 Pat Hewlett 41.19 336 Bev Ali 41.59 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd February First place for Ted Mockett. 1 Ted Mockett l7.54 2 M Dillon (unatt) 17.57 (1st woman) 14 Kevin Kearey 21.20 28 Tom Kearey 22.55 30 Adam Wright 23.18 44 Kabir Sait 24.13 45 Nick Wright 24.23 72 Duncan Mallison 27.13 87 Nigel Coombes 28.46 94 Josie Kearey 29.32 97 Ann Kearey 29.48 108 Tracey Small 31.29 111 Su Clark 33.09 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd February A 1-2 for Rick Jenner and Trevor Maguire. 1 Rick Jenner 18.57 2 Trevor Maguire 19.06 15 Phil Roberts 23.22 18 G Munro (Old Deers) 23.53 (1st woman) 27 Luke Maguire 27.15 30 Lorna Smith 27.49 31 Mel Davison 27.53 36 Paula Maguire 31.08 45 Clare Hulacki 37.25 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd February 1 A Jackson (Sitt) 15.54 44 S Winter (Strag) 19.18 (1st woman) 100 David Rowe 20.49 282 Ian Grange 23.49 717 Mary Hickson 30.02 742 Kirsty Bangham 30.26 849 Sharon Rowe 34.02 917 Wally Garrod 38.25 WALTHAMSTOW parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd February Ben Shore finished second.. 1 D Baldwin (E London) 20.19 2 Ben Shore 21.52 16 R Emmett (unatt ) 25.44 (1st woman) OSTERLEY parkrun 5km Saturday 22nd February Niall O'Connor was the winner. 1 Niall O'Connor 20.30 10 A Allen (Burn J) 24.07 (1st woman) OTHER parkruns (Saturday 22nd February)... Kingston: 19 Chris Camacho 23.12, 65 Maya Farah 34.33 Bedfont Lakes: 42 Jamie West 23.42 Brockwell Park: 57 Paul Sinton-Hewitt, 125 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.23 Medina IOW:: 18 Olivia Lloyd 21.25 Oxford:: 105 Evelyn Joslin 27.34 FINALLY... "The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances" by The Oatmeal:.