*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 482 19th August 2016 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Megan de Silva and Eirin McDaid lead our teams at the Wimbledon Dash 5k * Megan wins the Surrey championship bronze and the women's team of Megan, Laura Blazey and Suzy Whatmough win golds * Ranelagh women win the Surrey Road League title, men place second * Individual League titles for Megan and Marie Synnott-Wells * Nick Wright finishes 3rd in Bushy Park 10k * Heather Martingell is first woman in Vets AC 5 miles * Surrey Road Relays on Saturday 3rd September at Wimbledon Park * Opening Run - club photo and Thomas Cup 3.8m handicap on Saturday 10th September ATTENTION PLEASE **************** OPENING RUN and THOMAS CUP 6km HANDICAP Saturday 10th September in Richmond Park The Opening Run of our 136th season takes place on Saturday 10th September. All members are very welcome to come along. Proceedings will begin with the annual club photograph at about 2.45pm in the Park opposite the clubhouse. Then it'll be the Thomas Cup handicap over our usual 3.8m/6km "mob match" course, starting as soon as we can get everyone up the hill to the start by Sidmouth Wood. Please register for the handicap in the clubhouse BEFORE the photo, or we'll be running late. SURREY ROAD RELAYS Saturday 3rd September at the Wimbledon Park track. Start time for the county road relays is 12 noon. All categories start together - senior men and women, men over 40, over 50 and over 60 and women over 35 and over 45. We'll be hoping to enter teams in all categories. The relays are all contested over four stages of about three miles each, with the exception of the senior men who run six stages and the men over 60 and women over 45 who run only three. Contact the captains/team managers if you'd like to run (see What's Coming below). WEE & PEE 5km Saturday 3rd September at Staines-upon-Thames This is a low key 5k race up and down the Thames tow-path organised by the Wheatsheaf and Pigeon pub (aka the Wee and Pee) in Penton Road, Staines-upon-Thames. It's Andy Hayward and Michele Gibson's local and this year the race will be sponsored by Andy's Thames Side Brewery. Start time is 1pm. Andy writes: "I know it clashes with the Surrey Road Relays, but we're suggesting that the runners from that come over to ours for the beers and BBQ in the afternoon afterwards - all welcome. Our own beers will be on at the pub, and there will be a bbq at our place later on." All those not on active duty at the relays will of course be welcome for the race. PETERSHAM ROAD CLOSURE Petersham Road is now closed until 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:. RANELAGH ROAD GRAND PRIX 2016 Final leading scores after all ten events are: Open Jonathan Smith 76, Chris Bundhun 67, Ian Kenton 59, Richard Gregory 56, James Whistler 51, Megan de Silva 48, Nick Impey 32, Steve Whitehead 31, Mark Herbert 30, Nick Wright 27, Dave Lawley 26, Ted Mockett 23, Marie Synnott-Wells 21, Mick Lane 20, Kris Davidson 19 Women Megan de Silva 48, Marie Synnott-Wells 33, Michelle Davies 23, Suzy Whatmough 21, Laura Blazey 20, Rebecca Northmore 12, Wiebke Kortum 11, Heather Martingell 10, Emma Wellham 7, Sally Bamford 6, Bronwen Northmore 6 Men Over 40 Duncan Mallison 21, Paul Doyle 20, Stewart Anderson 20, Steve Whitehead 18, Liam Griffin 17, Kris Davidson 11, Michael Everard 11, Rob Curtis 10, Bruce McLaren 9, Vaughan Ramsay 8 Women Over 40 Wiebke Kortum 24, Ellen Clague 15, Hannah Doyle 11, Rachel Smith 9, Ann Kearey 6, Hedy Lorant 6, Colette Doran 6, Tamsin Burland 6, Maya Farah 5, Sally Dell 5 Men Over 50 Stephen Logue 38, Mick Lane 27, Chris Read 16, Alan Meaden 14, Bill Neely 13, Phil Roberts 11, David Meaden 11, Trevor Maguire 10, Chris Owens 10, Steve Aikin 8, Peter Fordham 7 Women Over 50 Marie Synnott-Wells 48, Heather Martingell 30, Sally Bamford 17, Bronwen Northmore 13, Fiona Hopwood 13, Carol Aikin 10, Penny Merrett 10, Deborah Blakemore 8, Paula Maguire 6, Lorna Smith 6 It was a fairly close-run thing for the Open title but in the end Jonathan Smith established a nine point lead over Chris Bundhun. Megan de Silva placed 6th overall and was naturally the runaway winner of the Women's class ahead of Marie Synnott-Wells. The closest finish came in the Men Over 40 category where Duncan Mallison held off Paul Doyle by a single point. Stephen Logue was the comfortable winner of the Men Over 50 class ahead of Mick Lane, as was Marie Synnott-Wells in the Women Over 50 class, with Heather Martingell second. Winner of the Women Over 40 category was Wiebke Kortum and runner-up was Ellen Clague whose run in the Wimbledon 5km was - very sadly for us - her final race in Ranelagh colours before she returns home to Canada. We send all best wishes with her. 157 members completed at least one of the races. Full GP details and scoreboard here:. SURREY ROAD LEAGUE The Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5k was the seventh and final race in the 2016 Surrey Road League. Full League positions will shortly be here:. Our women's and men's teams finished first and second respectively and individual titles went to Megan de Silva and Marie Synnott-Wells. See the 5k race report below for more details. 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 email@example.com. 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 ) firstname.lastname@example.org or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil email@example.com ) Thursday 1st September Final race in the Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series. 7.30pm start at the Hawker Centre, see above for details. Saturday 3rd September Surrey County road relays at Wimbledon Park. 12 noon start. See above. Sunday 4th September Middlesex County 10km championship at Victoria Park, Hackney. 10.30am start. Details:. Saturday 10th September Opening Run and Thomas Cup 3.8m handicap in Richmond Park, preceded by the annual club photo. See above. Sunday 25th September South of England Road Relays (men and women) at Bedford Autodrome Saturday 1st October Page Cup 5 miles handicap in Richmond Park. 3pm start. 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 *************** PERSEVERANCE WIMBLEDON DASH 5km Sunday 14th August in Wimbledon Park The 5km is always the last and least supported of the seven events that go to make up the Surrey Road League. Indeed, it really only exists in order to round off the league - all but a handful of the 211 finishers represented one of the 33 league clubs. The course is similar to that used for the Surrey Road Relays in a few weeks' time. It's about 3 miles, starting and ending on the track in Wimbledon Park, with a tough climb in the opening mile past the All England tennis courts and up to Wimbledon Village. It then drops back down before re-entering the Park for a deceptive drag up to the stadium. It's quite a tough course if you're not fit, but at the front they made light work of it. Belgrave's Phil Wicks recorded a nifty 15.19 almost half a minute clear of Guildford and Godalming's Tom Griffiths. Ranelagh's Eirin McDaid ran a strong race for 5th place in 16.38 and he was followed home by Ian Kenton, Ted Mockett and Jonathan Smith. This run secured the Ranelagh Road Grand Prix Open title for Jonathan. See above for more details on the GP. Megan de Silva has dominated the women's section of our Grand Prix, and also the senior women's class in the Surrey Road League. Third place today brought her a Surrey Championships bronze medal as well as a county team gold with Laura Blazey and Suzy Whatmough. Ranelagh achieved a clean sweep in the senior women's category in the League, with Laura, Michelle Davies and Suzy second, third and fourth behind Megan's victory. There was an individual title too for Marie Synnott-Wells in the League W45 class, while in the W55 class Bronwen Northmore finished 5th. To round off a highly successful summer, the Ranelagh women also walked off with the League team title. Last year it was the Ranelagh men's team who topped their League table, but this year Reigate Priory were clearly targeting the competition and were just too consistent for Ranelagh, who had to settle for second place. In the individual classes Jonathan Smith, Ian Kenton and Chris Bundhun finished 5th, 6th and 7th in the senior men category, Stephen Logue was 8th in the M50s and Alan and David Meaden were 6th and 7th over 60s. Stephen, Alan, Chris and Megan were amongst only a handful in the entire League who completed all seven races. NIGHT TRAIL LA JABEGA Saturday 6th August in Ricon de la Victoria, Spain Alberto Esguevillas reports: "I ran in the 1st Night Trail La Jabega in el Ricon de la Victoria near Malaga in Spain on Saturday 6th August. It was a 16km night trail run and my time was 1h46m." 1 D Garcia (Spain) 1:14.34 84 Alberto Esguevillas 1:46.12 RUN THROUGH BATTERSEA PARK 10km Saturday 6th August Paul Doyle writes: "The time was a little faster than expected, so the course might have been a bit short." 1 D Kiralyfi (Herc Wimb) 33.20 9 Jonathan Moore 38.06 10 Paul Doyle 38.16 BUSHY PARK 10km Sunday 7th August Nick Wright finished 3rd. 1 F Janczak (unatt) 35.50 3 Nick Wright 38.39 SRI CHINMOY 5km Monday 8th August at Battersea Park Great runs by Megan de Silva and Suzy Whatmough, 4th and 6th in the women's race. 1 O le Polain (Lon Hth) 15.35 19 S McCall (SLH) 16.37 (1st woman) 49 Megan de Silva 17.45 82 Suzy Whatmough 18.49 165 Mike White 23.55 186 Alan Davidson 25.42 190 Deepa Sharma 26.38 BURNHAM BEECHES HALF MARATHON Sunday 14th August 1 B Goddard (UKNet) 1:15.29 8 Nick Twomey 1:20.35 353 Colette Doran 2:04.21 BURNHAM BEECHES 10km Sunday 14th August 1 A Scott (Wargrave) 37.22 91 Pete Warren 58.15 VETERANS AC 5 miles Tuesday 16th August in Battersea Park Heather Martingell was the leading woman and Alan Davidson was first M65. 1 D Annetts (N Herts) 27.41 16 Heather Martingell 36.53 21 Alan Davidson 42.15 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 6th August Bushy Park Nick Wright 17.37 (77.48%). James Whistler 18.51 (68.14%), Dan Wilson 19.40 (71.53%), Simon Rothwell 22.31 (72.46%), Rachel Revett 23.33 (64.54%), Kevin Jacques 24.56 (PB), Finlay Sinclair 25.03 (jnr) Richmond Park Bill Neely 20.00 (78.17%), Zoe Hall 21.59 (67.78%), John Hobson 22.16 (66.77%), Tomas Sterner 23.44 (65.31%), Marcus Gohar 23.45 (65.26%), Anna Reichwald 25.00 (71.47% and PB), Andrew Brown 25.10 (66.03%), Sam Rushby 26.58 (jnr), Livvy Ricketts 28.00 (jnr), Ben Rushby 32.22 (jnr) Bedfont Lakes Ian Kenton 17.23 (76.84%) Hackney Marshes Carl Assmundson 16.41 (77.32%) Old Deer Park Eirin McDaid 16.56 (76.28%), Dave Lawley 18.12 (72.44% and PB), Kris Davidson 18.55 (72.69%), Trevor Maguire 19.55 (74.64%), Clare Fowler 22.03 (68.25%), Tor Heron-Brett 30.04 (jnr) Kingston Nathaniel Bond 25.00 (71.20% and jnr and PB) Southsea Alan Davidson 25.25 (68.59%) Nonsuch Park Jonathan Smith 17.35 (73.74%) Crane Park Michelle Davies 20.33 (72.51% and PB), Phil Roberts 21.54 (67.88% and PB) Northala Fields Mark Herbert 18.20 (71.55%), Lee Davies 20.11 (67.63%) Parke Mike Peace 24.48 (68.28%) Dalby Forest Phil Jackson 25.01 (67.69%) Worthing Simon Taylor 23.35 (PB) parkruns Saturday 13th August Bushy Park Nick Wright 17.50 (76.54%). Owen Delaney 19.17 (70.27%), Simon Rothwell 22.31 (72.46%), Rachel Revett 23.31 (64.64%) Richmond Park Lars Lundqvist 18.24 (70.05%), Bill Neely 19.41 (79.42%), Lydia Louw 20.17 (82.00% and jnr), John Hobson 22.06 (67.27%), Steve Aikin 22.35 (65.83%), Anna Reichwald 24.17 (73.58% and PB), Carol Aikin 26.19 (65.29%) Banstead Woods Deepa Sharma 27.52 (PB) Tramore, Waterford Trevor Maguire 19.08 (77.70%) Old Deer Park Bruce McLaren 20.56 (69.90%) Nonsuch Park Duncan Mallison 19.06 (71.99%), Paul Rider 20.49 (72.62%) Kingston Verka Lafeuille 22.30 (66.89% and PB) Edinburgh Alistair Ritchie 24.16 (PB) Southsea Alan Davidson 25.25 (68.59%) Aldenham Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.15 (65.46%) Crane Park Phil Roberts 22.02 (67.47%), Kevin Jacques 24.34 (PB), Ann Kearey 25.05 (65.25%) Northala Fields Mark Herbert 18.43 (70.08%), Vaughan Ramsay 20.14 (69.03%) Parke Mike Peace 26.03 (65.00%) Dalby Forest Phil Jackson 24.05 (70.31%) Worthing Simon Taylor 23.26 (65.01% and PB) Jells (Australia) David Locke 25.42 (73.74%) FINALLY... From The Observer: "According to the latest research, our physical endurance is determined by our 'perception of effort' - how much work the brain thinks that the body has done. But the brain can be tricked. In one study, Professor Samuele Marcora and colleagues asked people to pedal an exercise bike at a fixed pace for as long as possible. Unbeknown to the participants, a screen in front of them was flashing up subliminal images for 1/16th of a second at a time. Cyclists flashed images of sad faces rode for 22m 22s on average. Those shown happy faces reported less perceived exertion and rode for three minutes longer. Marcora now wants to develop a pair of goggles that could flash up this kind of image at athletes while they are out training."