Newsdesk 2016

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 480             22nd July 2016
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 *  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
 *  Peter Wright succumbs to cancer
 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 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:.   

 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. 

 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. 

 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 jacquelinemhenry@hotmail.com to let her know, and
 she'll send you a formal invitation with more details. 

 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 awards@wildbunchmedia.co.uk asap.
 (Please note this is for Ranelagh Harriers only, do not share with any other
 people, non-club members will not be accepted.)"

 Leading scores after seven events (up to and including the Elmore 7 miles)
 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 
 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:.   

 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:.  

 ...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 aachrisowens@yahoo.co.uk.  

 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 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:. 

 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:.

 Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. 

 Check out what's happening in our junior section at

More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil
or Trevor ) ranelagh.men@gmail.com
 or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil ranelagh.women@gmail.com  )      

 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

 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. 

 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

 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  

 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
 1   V Albar (unatt)        36.50
 99  Claire Warner          56.10      

 1   H Springall (unatt)    17.47
 50  Leeanne Bryce          29.32

 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
 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

 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)  

 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)

 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%)

 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)

 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%)

 Kate Comisso 20.59 (71.72%)

 Mike Peace 24.59 (67.78%)

 Fletchers Cove (USA)
 Peter Weir 21.02 (70.68%), Karen Weir 24.30 (63.74%)

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