*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 480 22nd July 2016 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Bruce McLaren wins the Coad Cup summer handicap * Fastest times by Ian Kenton and Laura Blazey * Megan de Silva wins the Elmore 7 and Ranelagh is top women's team * Jonathan Smith leads our men at Elmore * Ranelagh juniors hold second place in the Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series * Over 50 age category wins for Marie Synnott-Wells and Mick Lane * Summer Barbecue at the clubhouse this Sunday afternoon * Entries still open for next Friday evening's Wedding Day 7km in Bushy Park * Peter Wright succumbs to cancer ATTENTION PLEASE **************** SUMMER BARBECUE Our summer barbecue will be held at the clubhouse on Sunday 24th July after the Elmbridge 10k, from 1pm on through to about 4pm. £10 a head to include barbecue, beer and wine. All welcome, no need to book. PETERSHAM ROAD CLOSURE Petersham Road will be closed from 1st August to 4th September for gas main replacement works. The clubhouse will still be accessible on foot or by bike but vehicles will only be able to reach Cedar Heights from the Richmond direction. Full details here:. NEXT ROAD GRAND PRIX and SURREY ROAD LEAGUE EVENT - ELMBRIDGE 10k on Sunday 24th July The Elmbridge 10km is this Sunday, 24th July, with a 9am start at the Xcel Leisure Centre by the river at Walton-on-Thames. It's a flat course, part road and part Thames towpath. On-line entries have closed, but the website suggests entries on the day might be possible. Details:. There are just over 40 Ranelagh entries on the list. NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB It's the Wedding Day race in Bushy Park on Friday 29th July, starting at 7.30pm. It's a flat 7km, partly grass, partly tarmac but all inside Bushy Park. There's a mob match trophy for the club with the biggest turnout, and we have begun to view it rather proprietorially. The best part of 700 entries are already in, and the Ranelagh pack tops 100! Don't miss it! Entry and details:. PERSEVERANCE WIMBLEDON DASH 5km Sunday 14th August at Wimbledon Park This is the final race in our own Grand Prix and in the Surrey Road League. 9.30am start. Details and entries:. Only Only some 80 entries are in so far, 9 from Ranelagh. PETER WRIGHT We're very sorry to report that after a long fight against brain tumours Peter passed away at home on Friday 15th July. Obituary to follow. Peter's funeral will take place on Thursday 4th August from 12-4pm at Clandon Wood Natural Burial Ground, Epsom Rd, Guildford. His family would be pleased to see anyone from Ranelagh who wants to attend. If you do, please would you email his wife Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know, and she'll send you a formal invitation with more details. RUNNING AWARDS Rick Jenner writes: "The Men's And Women's Running Awards 2016 need helpers. (And there might be some free kit in it for you too!) They have kindly asked us to help, and need runners of all abilities and levels, to put a range of running kit, nutrition and gadgets through their paces. Then to provide honest and frank reviews and ultimately determine which brands and products walk off with the awards. Testing takes place during August 2016 and you will need to be able to collect and return any kit to the clubhouse during that period. To register your interest and get more information please email Jayne Bennett at email@example.com asap. (Please note this is for Ranelagh Harriers only, do not share with any other people, non-club members will not be accepted.)" RANELAGH ROAD GRAND PRIX Leading scores after seven events (up to and including the Elmore 7 miles) are: Open Richard Gregory 56, Chris Bundhun 50, Jonathan Smith 45, Megan de Silva 36, Steve Whitehead 31, Ian Kenton 26, James Whistler 26, Dave Lawley 22, Nick Impey 20, Kris Davidson 19, Mick Lane 17, Marie Synnott-Wells 15 Women Megan de Silva 36, Marie Synnott-Wells 21, Michelle Davies 18, Laura Blazey 15, Suzy Whatmough 12, Rebecca Northmore 10, Wiebke Kortum 7, Heather Martingell 6, Emma Wellham 6 Men Over 40 Steve Whitehead 18, Duncan Mallison 17, Liam Griffin 12, Kris Davidson 11, Stewart Anderson 11, Paul Doyle 8, Jonathan Moore 6, Egis Vincel 6 Women Over 40 Wiebke Kortum 18, Ann Kearey 6, Hedy Lorant 6, Rachel Smith 6, Colette Doran 5, Maya Farah 5, Tamsin Burland 5, Ellen Clague 5, Sally Dell 5 Men Over 50 Stephen Logue 26, Mick Lane 21, Chris Read 15, Bill Neely 13, Phil Roberts 9, Alan Meaden 9, Steve Aikin 8, Colin Brett 6, David Benton 6, Mike Peace 6 Women Over 50 Marie Synnott-Wells 30, Heather Martingell 15, Sally Bamford 13, Bronwen Northmore 11, Carol Aikin 10, Penny Merrett 9, Deborah Blakemore 7, Paula Maguire 6, Lorna Smith 6 131 members have completed at least one of the races. Next event is the Elmbridge 10km on Sunday 24th July. Full GP details and scoreboard here:. SURREY ROAD LEAGUE The Elmore 7 was the fifth of seven races in the Surrey Road League, with this Sunday's Elmbridge 10k the sixth. Full League positions after Elmore have yet to be published, but the victory by our women's team must put them in a very strong position to win the title. In addition, Megan de Silva's individual win should cement her place at the top of the senior women's leaderboard. Full scores pre-Elmore here:. CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS and ENGLAND ATHLETICS REGISTRATION... ...for 2016-17 are now overdue. The club membership fee includes the England Athletics registration fee and despite the increase in the England Athletics registration fee to £13, 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. Preferred method of payment is by Bank Transfer: our account is at HSBC, sort code 40-23-29, account number 81109847; please add a message, for example SubscriptionJSmith. A Standing Order form is available from our website here: . Alternatively post a cheque to Membership Secretary, Ranelagh Harriers, 135a Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AA or leave it in an envelope at the clubhouse. For any queries, e-mail the Membership Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org. Club subscriptions and the E.A. registration fees were both due on 1st April. Please pay your membership subscription promptly. The club cannot pay your registration fee unless you have paid your subscription. If you are not registered you might not be eligible to compete in championships or other events under UKA rules. For more information see:. THE STRAGGLERS / RANELAGH JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES The summer series of junior handicap races is now a joint enterprise between The Stragglers and Ranelagh. The races are all on Thursday evenings and are open to all under 18s. Registration is at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. There's only one race left, which will be on September 1st at the Hawker Centre. Full details, including parental consent forms, are here:. 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 ) Sunday 24th July Elmbridge 10km. 9am start. Details and entries:. Followed by summer barbecue at the clubhouse from 1pm. Friday 29th July Wedding Day 7km in Bushy Park. 7.30pm start. Details and entries:. Sunday 14th August Perseverance Wimbledon 5km. 9.30am start. Final race in our Road GP and the Surrey Road League. Details: 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 *************** COAD CUP 5 miles handicap Tuesday 12th July in Richmond Park Weather forecasts predicted heavy rain, just as we had experienced for this race last year. Fortunately it didn't materialise and we were left with a comfortable evening for runners and officials alike. 70 runners lined up, though one or two strayed from the beaten track and the result sheet shows 67 finishers. Eleonora Gavin was the first starter, soon to be followed by Corinne Bishop. Corinne looked to have quite a good mark and after catching Eleonora she must have led nearly all the way. Unfortunately nearly all the way isn't enough! With a mile or so to go, Bruce McLaren stormed past and ran on to claim a victory by two minutes and his first club handicap trophy. Bruce had been well fancied by the club's amateur bookies, though the handicapper was roundly castigated (in his absence and in the best traditions of the club) when Eirin McDaid was set off at what seemed a very generous mark. Eirin was so laid-back he was still tying his shoelaces when he should have started, but in the event he wasn't able to capitalise on handicapper Angus's generosity. Chris Camacho actually crossed the line next, but he immediately disqualified himself for having inadvertently cut the course. So it was Corinne Bishop who just held on for second place, ushered across the line in a most gentlemanly fashion by guest Jarryd Hillhouse. Jackie Dunkley, who must have been slowly chipping away at Corinne's lead, took the bronze medal just ahead of Amrut Sharma. Fastest times of the day were set by Ian Kenton on 29.09, Ted Mockett on 29.43 and Nick Wright on 29.50. Fastest woman was Laura Blazey who recorded 34.23 ahead of Wiebke Kortum on 36.14 and Victoria Elbourne on 37.25. Special mention for 13 year-old Zachary Brewin who competing as a guest recorded a very creditable 34.43. ELMORE 7 miles Saturday 16th July at Chipstead It was, as usual, warm and sunny for the Elmore 7 - great for the associated Chipstead Flower Show, not so comfortable for the runners. Indeed, two competitors were taken to hospital suffering from the heat - but happily both were fine after some re-hydration. Best result for Ranelagh came from Megan de Silva who finished 30th overall and won the women's race by a good half minute - her second consecutive Elmore victory. Laura Blazey was 6th and Marie Synnott-Wells 8th, ensuring a team win for Ranelagh. In addition Marie was the leading W45. Suzy Whatmough provided good back-up, finishing just over half a minute behind Marie, and she in turn was chased home by Michelle Davies. Jonathan Smith again led our men's team in 13th place and he was followed by Chris Bundhun and a cautious Richard Gregory returning from injury. There was a bit of a gap then before Liam Griffin, then Mark Herbert and Duncan Mallison. THE STRAGGLERS / RANELAGH JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES RACE 4 Thursday 23rd June in Richmond Park There was a much smaller turnout for the fourth race of the series, with only 36 runners starting, 8 from Ranelagh. Our newcomer Sam Nesbitt was first finisher overall in the handicap, but as a "first timer" he didn't count in the team scoring. Lexi Keech was our next finisher in the handicap and her 8.11 stood as the fastest girl's time of the day. Sam was our fastest boy on 8.13, ahead of Daniel Rushby on 8.33. The Flaming Penguins team were once again the clear winners, while Ranelagh was pipped for second place by The Stragglers. We remain in second place overall with two races to go. 1 Sam Nesbitt (Ranelagh) 16.13 (actual time 8.13 - first timer) 3 J Cavendish (unatt) 18.08 (8.08 - fastest boy) 4 M Osipov (Flam Pens) 19.08 (9.08 - 1st boy) 7 F Woolner (Flam Pens) 19.32 (10.02 - 1st gal) 14 Lexi Keech (Ranelagh) 20.11 (8.11 - fastest girl) 17 Matthew Beal 20.21 (9.21) 18 Sam Rushby 20.27 (9.27) 21 Ben Rushby 20.32 (12.02) 23 Daniel Rushby 20.33 (8.33) 30 Aidan Gilmore 20.45 (9.45) 32 Oliver Beal 20.47 (9.47) Teams Overall (after 4 races) 1 Flaming Penguins 30 1 Flaming Penguins 159 2 The Stragglers 11 2 Ranelagh H 90 3 Ranelagh H 9 3 The Stragglers 60 4 Speedy 7 8 4 Speedy 7 42 5 Sheen Shufflers 4 5 Latchmere School 33 6 Sheen Shufflers 31 BUSHY PARK 10km Sunday 10th July 1 A Davy (Leeds) 35.43 (chip time 35.43) 5 Ted Mockett 38.11 (38.11) 15 Bill Neely 43.34 (43.33) 18 L Youngman (unatt) 45.27 (45.27 - 1st woman) 81 Ellen van Keulen 60.35 (60.31) CLAYGATE COUNTRY 5 miles Sunday 10th July 1 G Upton (Belgrave) 26.10 5 Chris Bundhun 29.39 17 J Shillington (unatt) 32.13 (1st woman) 158 Phil Aiken 45.26 237 David Meaden 50.13 263 Alan Meaden 52.01 VITALITY BRITISH 10K LONDON RUN Sunday 10th July Full results not available but Paul Wapshott ran 49.49 and Elisa Ferrua was just behind on 50.07. SECOND SUNDAY 5 miles Sunday 10th July on Wimbledon Common 1 M Jones (TH&H) 29.20 10 B Murray (Ox Uni) 34.27 (1st woman) 34 Carol Aikin 48.03 WYCOMBE HALF MARATHON Sunday 10th July at High Wycombe Mick Lane was the leading over 50. 1 F Downs (Chilt) 1:17.35 (chip time 1:17.34) 15 Mick Lane 1:37.33 (1:37.31) SRI CHINMOY 5km Monday 11th July in Battersea Park 1 C Thomas (TVH) 16.11 15 S Davis (Clapham) 17.31 (1st woman) 28 Megan de Silva 18.16 58 Rob Wise 19.58 67 Liam Griffin 20.22 130 Alan Davidson 25.07 VETERANS AC 5km CHAMPIONSHIP Tuesday 12th July in Battersea Park Marie Synnott-Wells was third woman home and first over 50. 1 M Israel (HHH) 16.35 6 A Critchlow (West 4) 19.04 (1st woman) 11 Marie Synnott-Wells 20.20 29 Alan Davidson 24.57 CHASE THE SUN 10km & 5km Wednesday 13th July on Wimbledon Common 10km 1 V Albar (unatt) 36.50 99 Claire Warner 56.10 5km 1 H Springall (unatt) 17.47 50 Leeanne Bryce 29.32 THE STRAGGLERS / RANELAGH JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES RACE 5 Thursday 14th July at the Hawker Centre For the fifth race of the series the number of runners jumped back up to 67, of whom 7 were in Ranelagh colours. Matthew Beal was our first finisher, just ahead of his brother Oliver, with Aidan Gilmore just another three seconds behind. However, it was Daniel Rushby who was the fastest of the Ranelagh tribe, just inside the 8 minutes barrier. Fastest girl was second-claimer Maisie Jensen who ran 7.23 representing The Stragglers. The Flaming Penguins scored another emphatic victory in the team reckoning and with just one race to go they hold an unassailable lead. Ranelagh remains in second place overall but The Stragglers reduced the gap by ten points. 1 J Singleton (Speedy 7) 15.35 (actual time 10.35) 3 Z MacKenzie (Fl Pens) 17.32 (12.02 - 1st gal) 8 K Patel (unatt) 18.55 (9.25 - 1st boy) 18 Matthew Beal 19.18 (8.18) 21 Oliver Beal 19.20 (8.50) 24 Aidan Gilmore 19.23 (8.53) 32 Sam Rushby 19.32 (8.32) 39 O Luck (unatt) 19.51 (7.21 - fastest boy) 42 Maisie Jensen (Strag) 19.53 (7.23 - fastest girl) 43 Ben Rushby 19.53 (11.23) 46 Daniel Rushby 19.56 (7.56) 64 Angus O'Brien 21.07 (13.07) Teams Overall (after 5 races) 1 Flaming Penguins 44 1 Flaming Penguins 203 2 The Stragglers 19 2 Ranelagh H 99 3 Ranelagh H 9 3 The Stragglers 79 4 Latchmere School 8 4 Speedy 7 45 5 Sheen Shufflers 4 5 Latchmere School 41 6 Speedy 7 3 6 Sheen Shufflers 35 Minis 1 K Ray (Speedy 7) 2.21 9 Cian O'Brien 4.08 parkrun results... ...showing all PBs, all performances with an age-graded percentage of 65% and above, and all junior results. For this week's full Ranelagh results follow this link:. From this screen you can also access the previous week's Ranelagh results. parkruns Saturday 9th July Richmond Park Suzy Whatmough 19.44 (75.00%), Bill Neely 19.48 (78.96%), Daniel Rushby 22.14 (70.99% and jnr and PB), Chris Read 22.22 (66.99%), Cecily Day 24.51 (jnr), Matt Aikin 25.24 (jnr), Carol Aikin 26.02 (66.01%), Sam Rushby 27.15 (jnr), Val Lowman 29.59 (66.59%), Ben Rushby 33.03 (jnr), James Rushby 33.04 (jnr) Bushy Park Ted Mockett 17.31 (76.21%), Dave Lawley 18.06 (72.84%), David Ready 18.42 (68.98%), Owen Delaney 18.59 (71.38%), Dan Wilson 19.52 (70.81%), Bruce McLaren 21.23 (68.43%), Finlay Sinclair 25.50 (jnr) Southsea Alan Davidson 25.29 (68.41%) Brockwell Park James Whistler 18.13 (70.81%) Old Deer Park Jonathan Smith 17.25 (74.45%), Jonathan Moore 18.52 (76.33%), Luke Maguire 23.54 (jnr) Norwich Ann Kearey 24.57 (65.51%) Bedfont Lakes Becky Curtis-Hall 22.01 (67.68%) Crane Park Lee Davies 20.39 (66.10%), Phil Roberts 22.41 (65.54%), Heather Martingell 23.19 (72.77%), Zachary Brewin 31.17 (jnr) Hackney Marshes Carl Selya-Hammer 17.02 (77.40%) Ashton Court Megan de Silva 19.11 (77.50%) Dalby Forest Phil Jackson 23.54 (70.85% and PB) Bath Skyline Nick Wright 18.25 (74.12%) Highbury Fields Carl Assmundson 16.53 (76.41%) Amager Strandpark, Denmark Michael Moran 19.43 (jnr) Great Cornard Laura Blazey 19.42 (75.30%) Parke Mike Peace 25.13 (67.15%) MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 10th July 1 S Bateman (Comet) 7.46 14 Oliver Beal 9.45 parkruns Saturday 16th July Richmond Park Tom Bradley 18.51 (71.62% and jnr), Lars Lundqvist 19.01 (68.36%), Alberto Esguevillas 20.52 (66.93%), Daniel Rushby 22.05 (71.47% and jnr and PB), Jess Harbert 22.29 (68.05% and jnr), Cecily Day 24.13 (jnr), Anna Reichwald 25.01 (71.42% and PB), Matt Aikin 25.33 (jnr), James Rushby 28.32 (jnr), Sam Rushby 28.29 (jnr) Bushy Park Nick Wright 18.11 (75.075), James Whistler 18.28 (69.86%), Owen Delaney 18.42 (72.46%), Trevor Maguire 19.09 (77.63%), Paula Maguire 26.02 (65.17%), Jackie Dunkley 29.24 (65.08%) Frimley Lodge Sonia Rowland 24.06 (80.50%) Old Deer Park Eirin McDaid 17.12 (75.10%), Frida Roper 27.44 (jnr) Southwark Alan Davidson 24.56 (69.92%) Market Harborough Ted Mockett 17.39 (76.20% and PB), Ellen van Keulen 26.42 (PB) Crane Park Dan Little 19.01 (70.20%), Hannah Doyle 23.58 (PB) Dalby Forest Phil Jackson 25.19 (66.89%) Clair Kate Comisso 20.59 (71.72%) Parke Mike Peace 24.59 (67.78%) Fletchers Cove (USA) Peter Weir 21.02 (70.68%), Karen Weir 24.30 (63.74%) FINALLY... 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