*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 470 2nd March 2016 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ranelagh completes the mob match grand slam for the second year in succession * We win the Pelling Ratcliff Cup mob match v Blackheath and Bromley * Our mob is led by Jon Pepper and Julia Bailey * Carl Assmundson wins the Wynne Cup club championship and Luke Maguire wins the sealed handicap * Peter Haarer and Megan de Silva lead our teams in the National * Men finish 68th team, women 25th * Michelle Davies finishes 3rd in the Run the Streets 10km in Kingston * Sacha Kennedy finishes 2nd in the ISA championships * Dysart Cup for women and Ellis Cup for men inter-club this Saturday 5th March * Calling all under 18s - club junior championships this Saturday with Dysart and Ellis Cup races * England Athletics Athlete Registration Fee * Still time to book for the Ranelagh Quiz Night this Saturday * Get your entry in for the Richmond Half Marathon ATTENTION PLEASE **************** URGENT We need a few more marshals for the inter-club race this Saturday and the schools race next week. It's a 3pm start this week, but 2.30pm next week. No experience necessary! Please contact Andy Bickerstaff email@example.com if you can help. DYSART CUP and ELLIS CUP and RANELAGH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 5t h March These take place on Saturday 5th March in Richmond Park, starting at 3pm. The senior race is over our 5.5 miles two lap League course. The Dysart Cup goes to the winning women's team and the Ellis Cup to the winning men's team. All are welcome to run. In addition there will be a one-lap (2.75 miles) race for juniors which will incorporate Ranelagh's club junior championships. All under 18s are eligible. Register for either race on the day. QUIZ NIGHT There is still time to book for our quiz night at the clubhouse on Saturday 5th March. Names can be added right up to Saturday afternoon. Ted Mockett will be your inquisitor. Start time is 6.30pm in the clubhouse, with a break for fish and chips (or veggie alternative) at about 8pm. Price is £10 to include the quiz and supper, and possibly also beer and wine. Teams of four, either put your own team together or just come along and we'll sort you out on the night. Book your place with Andy Hayward firstname.lastname@example.org. ENGLAND ATHLETICS ATHLETE REGISTRATION FEE Hon Sec Wyn Williams writes: "The latest version of the United Kingdom Athletics (UKA) Rules for Competition 2016 are to be launched on 1st April and UKA have announced information on the updates that will be included. These include important changes regarding compulsory athlete registration in competitions held under UKA Rules. It is important that all club members are a ware of this and the associated guidance. The essence of the rules is that participants in races held under UKA rules must be registered and have paid their annual registration fee in advance of entering events. These include championship races and other races such as road events organised under UKA rules. The rules cover club members from the under 13 age group upwards. Race applications will include the requirement for individual's England Athletics registration number. E.A. registration fees are due on 1st April. The club membership fee includes the England Athletics registration fee and is also due on 1st April. The registration fee for 2016/17 is £13 and the club has been able to absorb increases in recent years without increasing club membership fees. Current membership fees are: Senior £40 Retired £20 Junior £10 Student £10 Senior Unwaged £10 Further information from England Athletics: Athletes (& parents of young athletes) - please see www.englandathletics.org/athlete-registration Please can you pay your membership fee when due by 1st April otherwise you will not be eligible to compete in championships or other events under UKA rules." ENGLAND ATHLETICS CEO VISIT You can see an account of the visit plus photos here:. FINCHLEY 20 miles Sunday 13th March at Ruislip Despite the name, the race is at Ruislip and incorporates our club 20 miles championship for the Spendlove Cup. Details and entries here:. RANELAGH HARRIERS RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Our own Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 1st May and entries are already streaming in! Over 700 names are already on the list, including nearly 50 from Ranelagh. This race usually sells out well in advance of the closing date, so get your entry in early to avoid disappointment. details:. If you're not planning to run, we'll need plenty of help on the day, so please reserve the date. FULLERS THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles Sunday 17th April at Chiswick This will as usual be the first race in our 2016 Ranelagh Grand Prix series. 9am start. This is always a popular race, with some 670 already entered. Details and entries here:. RICHMOND 10k Sunday 19th June 9am start Rick Jenner writes: "This year our 10k takes place on 19th June and entries to the race are now open here:. Last year we had over 100 Harriers running! We'll also be looking for people to help on the day again so even if you can't run please note the date. This year we're also raising money for Peter Wright's treatment. Please consider making a donation when entering - there is an option to do this via Sportsystems." NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB Our annual "Mini Mob Match" against Stragglers will be incorporated with the Crane Park parkrun 5km on Saturday 11th June. All welcome. MABAC OPEN EVENTS The Cranleigh 15 and 21 miles races take place on Sunday 20th March - www.mabac.org.uk/cranleigh.html - while the spectacular Surrey Slog Half Marathon runs from Holmbury in the Surrey Hills on July 24t www.mabac.org.uk/surreySlog.html. CONGRATULATIONS... ...to Andy Hayward whose micro Thames Side Brewery made its official Roebuck debut last week. 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 ) email@example.com or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil firstname.lastname@example.org ) Saturday 5th March Dysart Cup and Ellis Cup Inter-club 5.5 miles and club junior championships 2.75 miles in Richmond Park. 3pm start Quiz Night in the clubhouse. 6.30pm start. Saturday 12th March Ranelagh Cup schools race in Richmond Park. 2.30pm start. Saturday 19th March Clutton Cup 10 miles cross-country handicap in Richmond Park. 2pm start. All members welcome, register on the day Saturday 2nd April Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap in Richmond Park. All members welcome, register on the day. Supper and Prize Presentations at the Roebuck Sunday 3rd April South of England Relays at Milton Keynes 5km parkruns every Saturday at 9am and 2km junior parkruns weekly or monthly on Sundays. Venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.com or www.parkrun.org.uk/events/juniorevents/ WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** PELLING RATCLIFF CUP MOB MATCH v BLACKHEATH & BROMLEY H & AC Saturday 20t h February in Richmond Park Phil Killingley reports: "A win at home would ensure a second unbeaten mob season in a row. This was expected to be the easiest of our four fixtures, as Blackheath are somewhat lacklustre away from home and we look unassailable in Fortress Richmond. And so it turned out. The result was another stunning victory - Ranelagh 424 - 1269 Blackheath is a really very big margin indeed, and it felt like it on the day. On a rainy Saturday afternoon Blackheath managed just 29 runners to our 77. Ranelagh dominated the front end, with the first 8 runners and 16 of the first 18, Jon Pepper cruising to victory round a rain-slipperied course, tracked by Carl Assmundson who picks up the Wynne Cup for Club Champion (Jon being second claim is ineligible). Jon has the consolation of winning the FB Thompson Medal for the individual winner. Blackheath managed first lady in Sarah Belaon, edging out Julia Bailey by 19 seconds. The Harry Sheer Trophy for the first over 50 to finish was retained by Heathen Nick Kinsey. The mob excelled itself, leaving no gaps for Blackheath to take advantage. It was the same story as all year - strength in depth and huge numbers have simply not allowed the opposition to get anywhere close to us. Cruising round comfortably with father Trevor was Luke Maguire, showing that our mob is readying itself for the future too. Luke's run won him the sealed handicap, ahead of Ellen Clague and Jonathan Smith. A few standouts (PB denotes home course PB) - Stewart Anderson with 73.2% an age graded PB at home - George Howard 80.1% - Peter Haarer 82.1% - Jonathan Smith 72.7% PB - Dave Lawley - 73.8% PB - David Ready - 68.8% PB - Alex Morgan a great first home mob run for Ranelagh - Jake Waldron - likewise, particularly given he was wearing racing flats and sliding all over the place on the muddier bits. (Thank you for that choice, which allowed me to catch you!) - Chris Owens - 80.4% (There may be others too, but at this point the server gave up on me...) Huge thanks to everyone who has turned out in the four matches to run, officiate and support. Ideas on a postcard (or email if easier) for what our next challenge should be. One suggestion is that we take on Clapham Chasers or Kent AC in a one-off mob fixture. Or a turnout of 136 in our 136th year? Next mob fixture - Stragglers in our mini-mob match on June 11th at the Crane Park parkrun." NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday 27th February at Castl e Donington Nick Twomey reports on the men's race: "The Ranelagh senior men's team went to the midlands with a vastly under strength team when compared to the most recent performance in the Surrey League. Indeed two of the team from the Surrey League were running for their first claim teams; namely Jon Pepper and Jake Waldron. Both finished well in 73rd and 116th respectively. The conditions for the day were good if slightly chilly. Underfoot while there hadn't been much rain in the preceding week there were long sections of the three lap course which were full of boggy mud with many a runner losing shoes along the way...several thousand runners in the earlier races helped to churn up the course. With six to score the competition was on for the eight Ranelagh men to make the team! It will come as no surprise that Peter Haarer led the team home in 327th. It was then somewhat of a gap back to Nick Twomey in 611th closely followed by Dave Lawley and Mark Herbert in 634th and 719th respectively. The team was completed by the ever present and consistent Stewart Anderson and Vaughan Ramsey who we welcome back after a period out with injury. Rob Curtis and Mike Pearce completed the Ranelagh eight! We were 68th of 123 full teams. So how would I sum up the National XC Championship 2016...challenging, tough, an experience...in the words of Jon Pepper, 'You never forget a national!' Phil Killingley adds: "Nick omits to mention a little battle taking place between himself and Stewart Anderson for the McLeod Trophy, which is contested over 16 races over the xc season and is coming to a conclusion. Stewart leads Nick with three races to go by 13 points, but Nick closed the gap a little on Saturday and it will be a tense finish for both. Standings here: . Greg and Izzy Atkins ran well in the U17 boys and U15 girls races and finished 104th and 41st respectively." The women's equivalent of the McLeod Cup, prosaically called the Women's Performance Award, is also working up to a close finish, with Ellen Clague currently 29 points clear of Becky Northmore. Today, Ellen extended her lead by crossing the line in 218th place to Becky's 259th . Leading the team with a fine 83rd place was Megan de Silva, some 20 places up on last year's National and more than 70 places better than two years ago. Also showing marked improvement was the second Ranelagh home Julia Bailey - 301st to 218th and now 154th. Ellen and Marie Synnott-Wells completed our scoring four and we placed a very respectable 25th out of 84 complete teams. Becky Northmore and Emma Wellham backed up, both well placed in a large field. The Roffey Salver and the Aotearoa Trophy go to the leading Ranelagh first claimers in the men's and women's race respectively. Peter Haarer put his name on the Roffey Salver for the umpteenth time and Megan de Silva successfully defended the Aotearoa. 2XU SURREY LEAGUE Alas, the report in the last e-news that Megan de Silva had placed third in the individual League competition turns out to have been premature. She would have been well placed in the senior category had all four races counted, but in the women's League only the best three scores count. Unfortunately this had the effect of pushing her down to 4th. OLD DEER PARK RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 21st February Jonathan Moore reports: "I managed 85:17 in the ODP HM, which I was happy with for my first Half Marathon - it was pretty muddy on the tow path. Kris Davidson kindly paced me around - he was a braver man than me for doing the mob match and the HM back to back." 1 E Robinson (AFD) 1:10.41 (chip time 1:10.41) 30 R Penfold (Fulham) 1:24.50 (1:24.48 - 1st woman) 32 Jonathan Moore 1:25.19 (1:25.17) 33 Kris Davidson 1:25.19 (1:25.16) HAMPTON COURT HALF MARATHON Sunday 21st February 1 T Jervis (Warr) 1:10.57 (chip time 1:10.57) 79 Paul Nicoll 1:25.48 (1:25.46) 97 C Duff-Tytler (unatt) 1:26.54 (1:26.13 - 1st woman) 145 Bill Neely 1:29.07 (1:29.03) 557 Alice Mooney 1:41.42 (1:40.29) 678 Sally Dell 1:44.25 (1:43.25) 1729 Sarah Holland 2:02.49 (1:51.04) 2906 Lynne Barber 2:25.36 (2:09.11) 3240 Julian Holden 2:34.18 (2:17.36) 3449 Katrina Roche 2:41.02 (2:22.05) 3766 Deirdre Inman 3:04.34 (2:45.59) 3790 Su Clark 3:07.48 (2:49.13) WOKINGHAM HALF MARATHON Sunday 21st February 1 P Pollock (Annadale) 1:03.46 (chip time 1:03.46) 41 C Mair Jones (Swansea) 1:14.35 (1:14.32 - 1st woman) 53 Carl Selya-Hammer 1:15.34 (1:15.30) 535 Laura Blazey (Kent) 1:35.42 (1:34.14) 536 Richard Gregory 1:35.42 (1:34.14) SOUTHERN COUNTIES INDOOR T&F CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday 21st February at Lee Valley Alan Davidson reports: "I ran in the indoors SCVAC T&F Champs at Lee Valley yesterday. I was outclassed in the 3000m field but as an SCVAC competitor, to get the bronze I had to beat the performance time standard of 14:07. I finished in 14:06.07! For what it is worth that was my 4,000th completed race since starting racing in late 1985.My 4001st could pose a problem - I left without doing the 1500m I had entered partly because I was tired and couldn't hope to achieve a decent time but also I needed to get home to ice a very sore left Achilles, and ice a niggly rightside adductor/groin. This health situation is also compounded by my shoulder injury from over 5 months ago being still not fully healed. Walking outside of the venue and nearly getting blown backwards convinced me it had been a relief not to have to battle with the elements!" INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION XC CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 27th February t t Princethorpe College, Rugby Sacha Kennedy was runner-up in the Year 9 and 10 race, and she and Léonie were part of the winning London West team. Year 9 and 10 1 M Hardman (London S) 11.07 2 Sacha Kennedy (Lon W) 11.14 12 Léonie Kennedy (Lon W) 12.18 RUN THE STREETS 10km Sunday 28th February at Kingston Michelle Davies was delighted to take third place in the women's race. 1 D Davis (Leeds) 31.08 (chip time 31.08) 20 N Swaffield (WSE&H) 38.20 (38.17 - 1st woman) 40 Llewellyn Davies 42.33 (42.23) 43 Michelle Davies 42.48 (42.44) 53 Lee Davies 43.51 (43.46) 138 Piers Meadows 51.43 (51.27) 352 Alan Meaden 65.44 (65.16) 367 David Meaden 68.23 (67.54) RUN THE STREETS HALF MARATHON Sunday 28th February at Kingston 1 P Whittaker (Southend) 1:08.36 (chip time 1:08.36) 17 Nick Wright 1:21.52 (1:21.51) 30 C Orianwo (Kenya) 1:24.44 (1:24.31 - 1st woman) 453 Lloyd Camp 1:47.49 (1:47.34) 889 Catherine Holman 2:07.15 (2:05.31) 912 Karima Graham 2:08.40 (2:07.42) 992 Maya Farah 2:13.09 (2:11.56) RUN THE STREETS JUNIOR RACES Sunday 28th February at Kingston Representing Straggs, Maisie and Poppy Jensen registered 1st and 2nd places, while the Wiltshire sisters were 5th and 6th. Year 5 and 6 1 Maisie Jensen 5.43 5 Harriet Wiltshire 6.21 6 Rose Wiltshire 6.45 Year 7 and 8 1 O Wilson (K&P) 5.00 2 Poppy Jensen 5.35 HOTELYMPIA 10km Sunday 28th February 1 G Nicholas (Windrush) 34.34 (chip time 34.33) 6 James Whistler 35.45 (35.45) parkrun results... ...showing all PBs, all performances with an age-graded percentage of 65% and above, and all junior results. For full Ranelagh results follow this link. From this screen you can also access the previous week's Ranelagh results. parkruns Saturday 20th February Richmond Park Bill Neely 19.48 (78.28%), Jess Harbert 20.53 (73.26% and PB and jnr), Cecily Day 22.44 (67.30% and jnr), Matt Aikin 23.48 (jnr) Old Deer Park Grace Munro 24.24 (jnr), Frida Roper 26.11 (jnr) Bushy Park Sacha Kennedy 21.08 (75.55% and jnr), Richard Kennedy 21.23 (71.24%), Daniel Chiechi 21.27 (PB), Léonie Kennedy 22.56 (69.62% and jnr) Crane Park Izzy Atkins 19.45 (79.58% and jnr and PB), Kabir Sait 20.55 (73.15% and jnr), Michelle Davies 21.18 (69.80%), Tom Kearey 22.03 (jnr), Josie Kearey 25.13 (jnr) York Phil Jackson 24.14 (69.88%) Southwark Alan Davidson 25.03 (68.86%) Greenpoint (South Africa) Rob Wise 20.16 (77.14%) Bognor Regis David Rowe 19.59 (69.89%) Ardgillan (Ireland) Marie Synnott-Wells 21.27 (79.10%) Bendigo (Australia) Ralph Street 16.19 (79.06%) parkruns Saturday 27th February Richmond Park Eirin McDaid 17.01 (75.91%), Ryan Fisher 18.02 (71.63%), Kris Davidson 18.05 (76.04%), Tom Bradley 18.50 (71.68% and jnr), Jess Harbert 21.25 (71.44% and jnr), Steve Aikin 22.01 (66.99%), John Hobson 22.23 (65.90%), Cecily Day 22.24 (68.30% and jnr), Lloyd Camp 22.29 (67.23%), Daniel Rushby 23.08 (68.23% and jnr), Wiebke Kortum 23.09 (70.70%), Ellie Luxmoore 23.39 (jnr), Matt Aikin 24.01 (jnr), Sam Rushby 25.24 (66.99% and jnr), Carol Aikin 25.43 (65.98%), Val Lowman 29.21 (67.06%), Ben Rushby 33.48 (jnr and PB), James Rushby 33.49 (jnr) Old Deer Park Jon Smith 17.45 (72.68% and PB), Clare Fowler 21.42 (69.35% and PB) Bushy Park Nick Wright 18.08 (74.72%), Euan Sinclair 20.33 (72.34% and jnr), Adam Wright 21.09 (66.04%) Crane Park Colin Brett 21.54 (68.42%), Ann Kearey 24.31 (66.08%), Josie Kearey 24.45 (jnr), Clare Warner 26.59 (PB), Louise Wapshott 29.19 (PB) Gunpowder Dawn Bates 30.43 (PB) Kingston Bill Neely 19.38 (78.05%) Oxford Tomas Sterner 23.39 (PB) Canterbury Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.06 (76.45%) Gunnersbury Rob Wise 20.22 (76.76%) FINALLY... From Athletics International: "The Great North Run made history in 2014 by welcoming its millionth finisher and for this year's race on September 11 there could be another first as the organisers are hoping to have in the field a runner born in every member state of the United Nations (193 in all). They have entries from 125 countries registered so far.