*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 462 13 November 2015 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Surrey XC League Div 1 second race - Ranelagh women and men both finish 7th * Megan de Silva and Jackson Creegan lead our teams * Club veterans championship handicap result * parkrun placings for Izzy Atkins, Clare Fowler, Lydia Louw, Nick Twomey, Trevor Maguire, Kris Davidson, Jonathan Moore, David Rowe, Colin Brett, Michelle Davies, Tom Bradley and Ed Barker * Payment deadline approaching for the Christmas Party on December 5th * London XC Champs and London Youth Games at Parliament Hill this Saturday * South of the Thames 5 miles Champs at Polesden Lacey on Saturday 21st November * All needed for the next mob match - Thames Hare & Hounds on Wimbledon Common, Saturday 28th November ATTENTION PLEASE **************** CHRISTMAS PARTY Saturday 5th December at 7pm It's a new venue this year for our Christmas Party on December 5th: the Lass O'Richmond Hill at the top of Queen's Road. Book your places now! The cost is £40 to include a three-course dinner, wine, a disc jockey and dancing. There is a limit of 80 people, so get your booking in now. E-mail Michele Gibson email@example.com or add your name to the list in the clubhouse, where you will also find a menu. Michele adds: "I need to receive payment by Tuesday 17th November! For anyone who has not paid by then, I will assume that they are not coming, and I will take their names off the list." NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB - SATURDAY 28th NOVEMBER ON WIMBLEDON COMMON (KINGSTON VALE) Phil Killingley writes: "The blue wave rolls on and on and Thames is the next club in line to be washed down the river. If we pull this off it'll be nine in a row. Two years ago it was at this fixture on Wimbledon Common that we lodged the first win in that series, by a tiny margin. Last year they ran a six month mob recruitment operation in a bid to win in Richmond Park, thwarted by our sheer numbers. Come and join the Blue and Amber runners for another classic battle on the wrong side of the A3 - 2.30pm from the football pitches near Asda. It's a fun course with a fair amount of flat dry running interspersed with some muddy undulating bits including the Rifle Butts (don't expect your shoes to come out clean) over the regulation mob distance of 7.5 miles. As always, all speeds and all ages welcome. Hobble Gobble!" VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON BALLOT London Marathon organisers have substantially reduced the number of guaranteed places on offer to clubs - citing the increase in "good for your age" qualifiers, most of whom are club athletes. Our allocation has accordingly been reduced to just two. If you have been rejected in the public ballot and meet the club's qualifying criteria of having run in two mob matches during the past twelve months (or run one and marshalled club events twice), please contact our Hon Sec Wyn Williams firstname.lastname@example.org before the Christmas Party on 5th December. FUNDRAISING FOR PETER WRIGHT - RAFFLE TO BE HELD AT THE CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY Peter has an inoperable brain tumour and is seeking urgent funding for treatment to prolong his life. His family are also hoping to raise awareness of the condition and contribute to charity. As previously mentioned, Anna Reichwald is organising a raffle for Peter at the Christmas party on December 5th. Anna writes: "Some people have already kindly offered to donate raffle prizes and I can be contacted on email@example.com if you need the prize to be picked up or please bring it to a Tuesday evening training session. The businesses that have been contacted already for possible donations (although I have not heard back from all of them yet) are: Sporting Feet Richmond - who have kindly offered to donate a £50 voucher Sweaty Betty Richmond Lululemon Richmond Sweatshop Teddington Runners Need Kingston If anyone has any direct contacts or connections with these companies or can suggest any other businesses/ shops who may be able to donate a raffle prize then please let Anna know on firstname.lastname@example.org." CONGRATULATIONS... ... to Andy Hayward whose brand new Micro-Brewery - the Thames Side Brewery in Staines-upon-Thames - has just produced its first commercial barrels, Look out for it at a pub near you! SUBSCRIPTIONS... ...for 2015-16 are well overdue but there are still quite a few active members who have not yet paid. The club is unable to register you with England Athletics unless your subs are paid up. Despite the increase in the EA registration fee to £12, we are keeping our subscription rates unchanged for at least another year. That's £40 for seniors, £20 for second-claim members and those who are retired and over 60, £10 for under 20s and students and non-running members. There is also a £70 family membership. Post your cheque to Membership Secretary, Ranelagh Harriers, 135a Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AA or leave it in an envelope at the clubhouse. A Standing Order form is available from our website here: . For Bank Transfers, our account is at HSBC, sort code 40-23-29, account number 81109847; please add a message, for example SubscriptionJSmith. For any queries, e-mail the Membership Secretary email@example.com. EASY FUND RAISING Julia Bailey, who is our local EA Club and Coach Support Officer, writes: "I am pleased to let you know the Easyfundraising #SpendChristmas Campaign is now live. Raise free funds for your club simply by doing your Christmas shopping online through easyfundraising. Please click on link below for further details. Details:. JOHN PRATT We have just learned that John Pratt was involved in a serious accident with a bus back in September near his home in Brighton. At the time of writing John is still in hospital with injuries including a fractured skull. We send him all best wishes for a full recovery. THURSDAY NIGHT TRACK TRAINING AT OSTERLEY The club is continuing to subsidise track sessions on Thursday evenings at the Osterley track. All groups and all abilities are welcome. The sessions are every Thursday 7.30-8.30pm. Link to the map is here:. FACEBOOK Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. RANELAGH JUNIORS Check out what's happening in our junior section at ranelagh-harriers-juniors.com/. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil or Trevor ) firstname.lastname@example.org or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil email@example.com ) Saturday 14th November London XC Championships at Parliament Hill. Saturday 21st November South of the Thames 5 miles championship at Polesden Lacey. Note that this does NOT incorporate our club women's champs this year (it will be with the final League race on Feb 13th). Saturday 28th November Mob Match v Thames Hare & Hounds on Wimbledon Common. See above. Saturday 12th December Stubbs Cup mob match v South London Harriers at Coulsdon. Reserve the date! parkruns every Saturday at 9am Bushy Park Diana Fountain car park Richmond Park Richmond Gate Wimbledon Common Windmill car park 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 and at 9am at Moormead Rec, Twickenham. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** 2XU SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUE DIVISION 1 and LADIES LEAGUE DIVISION 1 Saturday 7th November at West End Common (women) and Wimbledon Common (men) As usual, the women were in action first on League day. Conditions at West End Common in Esher were showery but very mild for November - some contrast to our last visit here when there was ice and snow! Once again there was a huge field contesting the two divisions, and despite a preliminary short lap there was a tremendous bottleneck as the runners queued to negotiate a narrow plank bridge into the woods. There were other narrow parts too, but the main problem for the leaders was to successfully pathfinder the route through the woods. SLH's Steph McCall, who had narrowly beaten our own Gill Sanders in the first League race, did not have Gill to contend with this time and seemed to be cruising to a comfortable win...until she missed a turning. Her pursuers almost made the same mistake but spotted a flag just in time. Steph was out of sight so it was some time before she realised her mistake. Backtracking desperately, she lost well over a minute before rejoining the correct route. Overall winner, then, was Division 2 runner Phoebe Law of Kingston and Poly. Lucie Custance of Clapham was second across the line and Steph McCall was fourth but these were the 1-2 in Division 1. Megan de Silva led the Ranelagh team with another excellent top ten run. Julia Bailey had been carrying a slight injury since the last League race and so was not quite breathing down Megan's neck this time but finished a fine 23rd - and had Becky Hall almost breathing down her neck instead! Becky just made it into the top thirty, a good ten places higher than in the first League race. The five making up our 'A' team was made up by Gwen McCormack 59th and Suzy Whatmough 64th - also both improving on their positions last time. We finished 7th on the day and slipped a couple of places to 7th overall. But it's all very close - we are no more than 12 points behind the fourth-placed club. And the story doesn't end there. We had an outstanding 18 runners altogether, including several League novices - more than one of whom was talking about investing in some spikes before the next race! Our 'B' team - Wiebke Kortum, Anna Scally, Becky Northmore, Elisa Ferrua and Lara Werrett - closed in 9th 'B' team. 'C' teams are no longer officially counted in the results but our next quintet - Karen Weir, Natalie Thomas, Hannah Doyle, Ashleigh Ferris and Amy Sillitoe - would I am sure have been well placed. Finally we had 60% of a 'D' team in Deepa Sharma, Ellie Lawley and Louise Wapshott. According to the Athletics Weekly report, the League is expected to think again about their insistence on keeping both Leagues within a single race. Next season might see the two Divisions at separate venues or in two races at the same venue. Phil Killingley reports on the men's race: "As the rain lashed down on the morning of Surrey League fixture 2, Ranelagh's runners were optimistic they could overhaul Clapham Chasers and climb to 7th place, out of the two relegation spots. We started the fixture 4 points behind Belgrave and 45 points behind Clapham, the two clubs in touching distance. These margins are tiny in Surrey League terms, and with a far stronger team on paper we looked ready to sail clear. The course was a splashy, mainly flat 2-lap romp round the top of Wimbledon Common with a single descent and rise providing scant compensation for those that call themselves real cross-country runners (Eirin McDaid was seen crying into his lemonade in the Fox and Grapes after the race). After Archie St Aubyn's fast start last time, it was fellow Optima Tri-club member Oli Murphy's turn to start at the pace of a bike rather than a runner. He still lodged a gritty second lap run, to finish 8th in the team, with Archie hanging on for 7th. Jackson Creegan declined the offer of a warm-up jog and proceeded to score first for Ranelagh, albeit slightly further down than in fixture 1. Eirin, Richard Gregory (great to see him back) and Captain Phil ran completely separate races only to finish 2 seconds apart in positions 37-39, proving there's more than one way to skin a cat (another 50m and I'd have had them both!). Performance of the day was arguably George Howard's (81.3% and a record for him), finishing 5th scorer only half a minute further back, and he was closely followed by Carl Selya-Hammer in another good display (79.2% - best ever x-c for Ranelagh). Steve Whitehead was 9th and Rick Jenner astonished himself by closing the scoring positions. Rick subsequently changed his Facebook profile picture to the Anchorman Trophy - classy! Commiserations to Marc Snaith who wasn't far behind in 11th, and even more so to Peter Haarer who left home at 12.30pm and due to traffic pulled up in his car just as the race started. Excellent performances also from Dave Lawley (73.5%), Lars Lundqvist (72.2%) and Bruce McLaren (73.5%) for setting x-country record percentages, and a superb turnout from the team in general on a soggy if warm afternoon. So did we do it? Well we were 7th in the match, but near rivals Clapham and Belgrave were 18 and 31 points ahead respectively. Surprise 8th place was for Thames, usually a top three team. Guildford and Godalming look thoroughly relegated already. The gap to Clapham and Belgrave is now slightly larger I'm afraid - 63 and 35 points respectively. But on the plus side, I feel our potential is better than either of those teams, and if we can get a strong team out in races 3 and 4, we will survive. We just need a bit of luck to go our way! Thanks again to Sonia and Steve, Andy Bicks, Alan, Chris Owens, Jim Forrest, sickly Ian Kenton and Marcus Atkins for your superlative support on the course, and Ken for the results and stats yet again." This was something of a red-letter day for Hercules Wimbledon who claimed their first Surrey League Division 1 victory since 1978. In the junior events we were represented on this occasion only by the Atkins family, who both ran strongly: Izzy 12th overall and 11th Under 15 after a fast start; and Greg 25th overall and 14th Under 17. HAROLD LEE CUP MOB MATCH v ORION HARRIERS Saturday 24th October 7.67 miles in Richmond Park Here's the result of the club veterans championship and sealed handicap which was incorporated with the mob match. Peter Haarer won the Spendlove Cup as the leading vet overall. Trevor Maguire took the McDowell Cup for the leading over 50 and Chris Owens won the Maslin Mug for the top over 60. The sealed handicap was a clear victory for Bert Grieco ahead of Chris Read and Peter Fordham. MIDDLESEX 10km Sunday 4th October at Victoria Park 1 A Silva (TVH) 31.27 23 Steve Whitehead 34.54 BEACHY HEAD MARATHON Saturday 24th October 1 S Mills (Uckfield) 3:08.06 (chip time 3:08.05) 12 S Swinhoe (Lon H) 3:23.48 (3:23.44 - 1st woman) 729 Sandra Forrest 5:18.50 (5:18.23) RONHILL 10km SERIES Sunday 25th October at Oxshott 1 A Brooker (Lon H) 33.44 129 David Meaden 63.00 RONHILL 10km SERIES Sunday 1st November at Nonsuch Park 1 A Brooker (Lon H) 33.31 153 David Meaden 63.25 REGENTS PARK 10km Sunday 1st November 1 M Gunby (Wood G) 32.38 (chip time 32.38) 2 H Walker (Runfast) 35.15 (35.15 - 1st woman) 53 Rob Curtis 43.58 (43.56) THAMES MEANDER MARATHON Saturday 7th November at Kingston 1 O Bowers (Strag) 2:55.27 (chip time 2:55.27) 332 Ian Grange 5:52.28 (5:52.22) CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 31st October Nick Twomey was first across the line again this week. 1 Nick Twomey 17.34 21 B Hibberd (Strag) 22.46 (1st woman) 48 Paul Wapshott 24.36 97 Louise Wapshott 30.00 109 Tamsin Burland 31.07 110 Cindy Croucher 31.52 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 31st October 1 M Palser (MMK) 17.19 4 Peter Faull 17.55 10 John Shaw 19.01 14 Michael Everard 19.14 15 Richard Holme 19.19 25 B Stearn (Wimb W) 19.41 (1st woman) 28 Peter Weir 19.48 50 John Hobson 21.04 74 Elisa Ferrua 22.23 91 Amrut Sharma 22.55 137 Karen Weir 25.02 166 Andrew Brown 26.13 188 Deepa Sharma 27.03 196 Philippa Kitchen 27.13 252 Michael Sikora 28.57 260 Rob Kitchen 29.11 274 Ally Salisbury 29.35 315 Wendy Fisher 31.08 323 Val Lowman 31.32 348 Penny Merrett 33.04 354 Katie Walton 34.03 388 Bev Ali 66.40 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 31st October 1 M Mohamed (TVH) 14.56 7 Eirin McDaid 16.32 16 Kris Davidson 17.29 17 Rick Jenner 17.33 20 Marc Snaith 17.42 23 Dave Lawley 17.49 33 Jon Smith 18.08 35 David Ready 18.11 38 A Boniface (Reading) 18.18 (1st woman) 52 Mark Herbert 18.53 75 Nick Wright 19.38 78 Toby Cooper 19.44 87 Vaughan Ramsay 19.53 94 Bruce McLaren 19.59 97 Richard Kennedy 20.01 126 Sacha Kennedy 20.37 370 Adam Wright 23.40 495 Amy Sillitoe 25.04 586 Owen Delaney 26.10 663 Cathy Holman 27.06 702 Rachel Revett 27.30 773 Ellie Lawley 28.21 822 Kirsty Bangham 28.53 851 Jackie Dunkley 29.11 920 David Meaden 30.20 1162 Wally Garrod 38.00 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 31st October A Ranelagh 1-2-3 for Trevor Maguire, Colin Brett and Tom Bradley. 1 Trevor Maguire 18.54 2 Colin Brett 18.59 3 Tom Bradley 19.50 9 S Robson (Herc W) 21.04 (1st woman) 15 Phil Roberts 23.13 34 Paula Maguire 26.40 36 Francesca Baty-Symes 26.58 41 Julian Holden 27.49 43 Wyn Williams 28.42 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 31st October Izzy Atkins was the leading woman. 1 B Barikor (unatt) 18.17 11 Izzy Atkins 19.37 (1st woman) 23 Daniel Chiechi 21.30 27 Iain Wilson 21.47 28 Steve Aikin 21.48 29 Chris Camacho 21.53 31 Matt Aikin 22.05 50 Chris Cato 23.17 85 Carol Aikin 25.09 173 Su Clark 35.06 GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 31st October 1 C Mitchelmore (SYtri) 16.58 4 R Ponder (West 4) 18.19 (1st woman) 36 Rob Wise 20.49 120 James Barber 24.54 192 Lynne Barber 27.45 270 Christine David 31.37 297 Tracey Small 32.58 325 Waldron Slaughter 36.30 BOGNOR REGIS parkrun 5km Saturday 31st October David Rowe finished third... 1 J Baker (Chich) 17.13 3 David Rowe 20.01 33 A Hand (DSRC) 23.45 (1st woman) 161 Sharon Rowe 36.02 WOKING parkrun 5km Saturday 31st October ...and so did Ed Barker. 1 B Goddard (unatt) 17.33 3 Ed Barker 18.11 15 M Collings (Woking) 20.24 (1st woman) CRISSY FIELD parkrun 5km Saturday 31st October Lloyd Camp reports: "I ran the Crissy Field San Francisco parkrun (one of only four in the USA) on the 31st October, Halloween Day. It was a small field of only 34 runners (parkrun has yet to take hold in the USA as it has in many other countries, but when it does, watch out!), and most of them were Brits from Bristol. But what makes the SF parkrun interesting is that because of the time differences around the world it is the last event anywhere on the planet to be held each Saturday so the final runner is the last parkrun finisher in the world that day. It was characterised by runners in Halloween costumes and we all had startlingly garish cupcakes afterwards. Well worth the effort if anyone is in that part of the world." 1 L Benedini (unatt) 19.15 7 Lloyd Camp 23.14 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 31st October) Oxford: 157 Ian Bingham 28.29, 158 Evelyn Joslin 28.40 Southsea: 171 Alan Davidson 27.48 Bournemouth: 212 Eugenio Carmo 28.24 Guildford: 263 Peter Simmons 33.22 Bracknell: 201 Deirdre Inman 35.41 Brockwell: 51 James Whistler 21.07 Darlington South: 91 Phil Jackson 24.30 Highbury Fields: 130 Tomas Sterner 26.54 Wormwood Scrubs: 49 Colette Doran 30.30 Cannon Hill: 354 Chris Spink 29.08 Black Park: 50 Michelle Davies 22.14, 64 Lee Davies 22.56 Bognor Regis: 7 David Rowe 20.58 Queen Elizabeth: 4 Alex Fordham 20.53, 56 Peter Fordham 29.13 Fountains Abbey: 211 Mary Hickson 31.07 Parke: 100 Hilary Thomson 34.27 Tilgate: 10 Duncan Mallison 20.16 BUSHY JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 1st November Lydia Louw was first girl. 1 T Bagnall (unatt) 6.39 6 Euan Sinclair 7.42 8 Lydia Louw 7.45 (1st girl) 25 Finlay Sinclair 8.29 90 Eilidh Sinclair 10.42 120 Ciara McLaren 11.15 137 Campbell McLaren 11.35 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIORS parkrun 2km Sunday 1st November 1 J Naudi (unatt) 7.30 3 F Jones (Brack) 8.08 (1st girl) 106 Connor Scally 14.41 115 James Ricketts 15.24 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 7th November 1 P Casabuenas (unatt) 18.38 7 Tom Bradley 19.53 27 Alberto Esguevillas 21.15 32 T Killingbeck (Norw) 21.31 (1st woman) 34 Steve Aikin 21.55 38 Tomas Sterner 22.11 44 John Hobson 22.27 62 Daniel Rushby 23.25 63 Amrut Sharma 23.27 64 Chris Cato 23.31 68 Matt Aikin 23.42 70 Kevin Knowles 23.49 95 Hadi Khatamizadeh 24.47 106 Andrew Brown 25.02 129 Carol Aikin 26.18 130 Sam Rushby 26.20 144 Maia Rushby 27.08 147 James Rushby 27.17 155 Rob Kitchen 27.30 156 Michael Sikora 27.32 202 Philippa Kitchen 29.32 207 George Coates 29.37 241 Bronwen Northmore 32.09 244 Val Lowman 32.24 287 Bev Ali 42.09 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 7th November Kris Davidson and Jonathan Moore finished 1-2 and Clare Fowler was the leading woman. 1 Kris Davidson 19.32 2 Jonathan Moore 19.47 14 Phil Roberts 23.45 15 Clare Fowler 24.02 (1st woman) 26 Francesca Baty-Symes 26.45 32 Luke Maguire 27.16 34 Paula Maguire 27.27 38 Julian Holden 28.12 41 Mel Davison 28.46 43 Karima Graham 28.48 47 Colette Doran 29.56 54 Vanessa McConkey 31.15 57 Wyn Williams 31.43 67 Katie Walton 35.06 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 7th November 1 O Parsons (SMUC) 17.18 15 David Ready 18.34 21 Owen Delaney 18.53 28 Nick Wright 19.13 41 M Savill (Man Uni) 19.44 (1st woman) 60 Llewellyn Davies 20.18 88 Sacha Kennedy 20.58 594 Leeanne Bryce 29.30 595 Ashleigh Ferris 29.31 829 Wally Garrod 39.26 855 John Hanscomb 46.28 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 7th November A close second for Nick Twomey. 1 Unknown 17.22 2 Nick Twomey 17.24 16 Daniel Chiechi 21.02 22 Tom Kearey 21.52 44 B Shah (Datchet) 24.20 (1st woman) 50 Paul Wapshott 24.37 67 Josie Kearey 25.22 68 Ann Kearey 25.23 69 Kevin Kearey 25.24 99 Claire Warner 27.57 101 Prelini Chiechi 28.12 118 Stacey Barber 30.45 119 James Barber 31.55 121 Hilary Thomson 32.07 BLACK PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 7th November Michelle Davies was third woman to finish. 1 J Silvey (unatt) 16.48 3 A McGuigan (Harrow) 19.32 (1st woman) 36 Michelle Davies 21.41 KINGSTON parkrun 5km Saturday 7th November 1 Unknown 18.07 15 R Whitby-Smith (unatt) 21.41 (1st woman) 21 Chris Camacho 22.17 56 Simon Taylor 25.22 82 Fiona Pugh 27.17 110 Jackie Dunkley 29.53 BRACKNELL parkrun 5km Saturday 7th November 1 T Gordon (Camb U) 18.49 25 E Inman (Brack F) 23.54 (1st woman) 115 Lynne Barber 30.31 144 Tamsin Burland 33.02 159 Penny Merrett 34.04 171 Tracey Small 34.42 188 Tanya Allen 37.17 189 Deirdre Inman 37.29 193 Su Clark 38.13 BOGNOR REGIS parkrun 5km Saturday 7th November Second place for David Rowe. 1 S Newens (Total Z) 19.31 2 David Rowe 20.12 13 C Moore (unatt) 22.02 (1st woman) 146 Sharon Rowe 36.08 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 7th November) Oxford: 135 Evelyn Joslin 28.45 Bournemouth: 121 Eugenio Carmo 28.37 Fulham Palace: 160 Mike White 27.14 Gunnersbury: 24 Rob Wise 20.53 Cannon Hill, Birmingham: 383 Waldron Slaughter 37.05, 392 Lexi Slaughter 39.04 Aylesbury: 40 Peter Fordham 27.55 Waterworks: 144 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 27.09 Reigate Priory: 10 Duncan Mallison 22.36 FINALLY... From Athletics International: "One Kenyan who definitely will not be bidding for an Olympic berth is Julius Njogu (28), who cheated his way into second place in the Nairobi International Marathon on October 25. Officials discovered that he had run little more than one kilometre, joining the leading runners just outside the stadium. Instead of claiming prize money of about $7000 he was arrested and charged with fraud."