*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 483 1st September 2016 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Emma Wellham, Carol Aikin and Penny Merrett win the Ratchford Relay * Gill Sanders finishes 23rd in the Olympic Triathlon * Great runs by Ralph Street in the World Orienteering championships * Nick Impey finishes 3rd and Paul Doyle 3rd veteran in the Royal Parks 10k * Chris Owens wins the National Over 60s Triathlon championship * Still time to sign up for Surrey Road Relays on Saturday 3rd September at Wimbledon Park * Opening Run - club photo and Thomas Cup 3.8m handicap on Saturday 10th September * First Mob Match of the season - Saturday 8th October at home to Thames H&H ATTENTION PLEASE **************** FIXTURE LIST Our full winter fixture list is now available on our website here:. 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. There's still time to sign up! It's this Saturday, start time 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 have entered teams in nearly 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. For the men there are several vacancies in various age groups, for the women there is one place left in a non-scoring team. If you'd like to fill one of the spaces, men should contact Trevor email@example.com and women should contact Phil A firstname.lastname@example.org . 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. NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB - 8th OCTOBER We're on an eleven mob match winning streak...how long can it go on? That's up to you! Our first match this season is early - we're at home to Thames Hare and Hounds over 7.5 miles in the Park on Saturday 8th October. None of our mob matches will be easy this year, for the opposition will be after our blood. So put the date in your diaries now. Remember, weight of numbers is crucial in mob matches. All contribute to the final result, so we need every runner we can get lining up at the start in Richmond Park at 2.30pm on Saturday 8th October. SOUTH OF ENGLAND ROAD RELAYS Sunday 25th September at Bedford Autodrome Sadly the historic course at Rushmoor Arena may be no longer available so this year the South of England relay championships will be for the first time at Bedford Autodrome. There are senior and vets race for men and women, all on the same day. Contact the Captains / Team Managers (see What's Coming below) if you'd like to run. TEAS - IMPORTANT MESSAGE! A VERY important message in fact. Carol Barnshaw, who is responsible for the best after-race teas in Surrey, is going to be away for three months! Carol writes: "I'm off to Mumbai for three months for the birth of my first grandchild at the beginning of October until Christmas. Would anyone be willing to take over providing the after race teas for those three months - maybe a few people so that we can make a rota. I'm happy to suggest amounts of food to purchase and to stock up on essentials before I leave." There are three or four races in October that will need to be covered but then nothing until December. It's not necessarily required that we try to match Carol's teas while she's away - just so long as we can offer our visitors something. If you can help, please reply to this e-mail or contact Carol email@example.com direct. MARSHALS For those who might prefer to help out on the course, we need marshals for all our home fixtures. Please have a think about whether you could help at any of the races. No experience necessary. We'll be in touch in more detail about this shortly. CONGRATULATIONS... ...to Wally Garrod and Teresa Segovia who were married on 10th August. 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 ) 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 *************** RATCHFORD RELAY Tuesday 23rd August On a hot and almost tropical evening in the Park we had a good turnout of 37 women, enough for twelve teams of three plus one left over - this turned out to be Fiona Hopwood, who gamely ran three laps in isolation. The course was the usual 1km in the Park opposite the clubhouse and the teams ran six laps. Teams comprised three runners - one "fast" running three laps, one "medium" running two and one "slow" running one - the fast, medium and slow distinctions being hazy at best and definitely requiring the inverted commas! The opening lap turned out to be quite a scramble, with Robin Pearce leading home Alice Forbes and Julia Bailey all within five seconds and all inside four minutes. Within a further ten seconds came Wiebke Kortum, Becky Curtis-Hall, Nicky Ellis, Becky Northmore and Heidi Potterell, with the rest all chasing hard close behind. Amongst those chasers was Emma Wellham on 4.11 and she passed on to Carl Aikin for stage two. Carol ran 4.27 to steam through to third place just behind Charlotte Hyde who pulled Becky Northmore's team up to second. But well ahead at this stage was Robin's team, for whom Eva Soltys ran the fastest lap two time of 4.26. Eva passed back to Robin and she put in a 3.52 clocking to consolidate her lead. Alice took over from Lorrelle Garland in fifth place and her 3.55 effort took her back into second place with Emma holding on to third. On to stage four, and Vicky Sandapin for Robin's team began to lose some ground. This cleared the way for Sally Irvine to take over the lead for Alice's team with a 5.11 effort, while Claire Warner moved into second place for Nicky's team. Penny Merrett was third for Emma's team and she handed on to Carol Aikin for leg five. Carol forged ahead into the lead with a 4.46 lap and came in to the final changeover to Emma with 22 seconds in hand over Lorrelle who passed on to Alice. Alice set about closing the gap but despite running 3.55 she could only make limited inroads and it was Emma who ran 4.03 to cross the line first, 14 seconds ahead of Alice, with Becky Northmore back up to third place. Ellen Clague's team finished fourth just ahead of Becky Curtis-Hall and Nicky Ellis. Fastest "fast" was Robin Pearce who ran 3.52 on lap three. Best "medium" time was Eva Soltys's 4.26 on stage two, while fastest "slow" was Sally Irvine who ran 5.11 on lap four. Special mentions for Alice Forbes who managed to run exactly 3.55 on each of her three laps, and for Emma Wellham who defied convention by getting faster on each lap - 4.11, 4.06 and 4.03. RUN THROUGH HYDE PARK 10km Wednesday 3rd August John Shaw placed 5th and first over 50. 1 A Manzano (France) 35.08 5 John Shaw 39.04 SECOND SUNDAY 5 miles Sunday 14th August on Wimbledon Common Steve Aikin was the leading M50. 1 N Gould (TH&H) 32.28 5 Steve Aikin 40.05 16 Carol Aikin 46.09 17 Sue Camp 47.45 TRI LIVERPOOL Sunday 14th August Chris Owens writes: "Blowing my own trumpet I know, but if I don't who will....triathletes NOT in Rio made the long trek to Liverpool last week for the British Age Group Triathlon Championships on Sunday 14th August. Several Ranelagh members took part, brother and sister Greg and Izzy Atkins and Jenny Silva doing very well in the Elite Youth event, Archie St Aubyn likewise in the senior elite, while one older geezer had a very good day." Chris won the Over 60s title by the impressive margin of four and a half minutes. Over 60s 1 Chris Owens 2:15.41 (swim 23.08, t1 3.23, bike 66.10, t2 2.34, run 40.26) Elite Sprint 1 A Bowden (Jackpot) 54.58 (9.11, 0.45, 29.36, 0.34, 14.52) 18 Archie St Aubyn 57.42 (9.10, 0.42, 29.43, 0.36, 17.31) Youth Elite Girls 1 E Wallace (Fusion) 36.59 (5.42, 2.46, 18.08, 1.35, 8.48) 12 Izzy Atkins 39.12 (6.23, 2.49, 18.38, 1.49, 9.33) 16 Jenny Silva 39.30 (6.07, 3.04, 18.40, 1.54, 9.45) Youth Elite Boys 1 J Mayne (unatt) 33.09 (5.05, 2.25, 15.56, 1.37, 8.06) 15 Greg Atkins 35.14 (5.25, 2.37, 16.26, 1.48, 8.58) HERCULES WIMBLEDON 5k FESTIVAL NIGHT Wednesday 17th August at Wimbledon Park Race 1 1 T Conlon (HHH) 17:53.28 19 Marie Synnott-Wells 20:10.20 Race 2 1 M Kuert (Serp) 16:16.53 19 Chris Bundhun 17:47.03 23 Megan de Silva 18:13.34 Race 3 1 P Chesser (N&EB) 16:01.89 24 Marc Snaith 17:47.56 WELSH 5k ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 20th August at Merthyr Mawr 1 I Thomas (Cardiff) 14.38 20 Jonathan Smith 16.59 OLYMPIC GAMES WOMEN'S TRIATHLON Saturday 20th August at Rio de Janeiro Gill Sanders was delighted to have earned the right to represent South Africa in the Olympic Triathlon for the second time, and she acquitted herself very well in Rio. In the choppy conditions of Guanabara Bay she swam strongly and came out of the water a little over half a minute behind the leaders. Unluckily she just missed out on attaching herself to the leading group of twenty or so for the bike phase, but held her place in the following group and then put in a spirited 10k run to finish in an excellent 23rd place. 1 Gwen Jorgensen (USA) 1:56.16 (swim 19.12, t1 0.56, bike 61.21, t2 0.38, run 34.09) 23 Gill Sanders (RSA) 2:01.29 (19.50, 0.56, 63.59, 0.39, 36.05) WORLD ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 20th August to Saturday 27 August at Stromstad, Sweden Ralph Street was selected to represent Britain in the Sprint, Middle Distance and Relay events at the year's World Orinteering Championships in Sweden. The Sprint came first on 20th August, and after an easy run in his heat, where he finished 6th, Ralph lined up with 44 others for the final. He put in a great performance to finish 17th (2nd Brit) only 52 seconds behind the Swedish winner. After three days rest Ralph was in action again in the Middle Distance race. Again he finished as second Brit in 22nd place overall. Finally on Saturday 27th Ralph ran the anchor stage in the relay. Taking over in 4th place just six seconds behind the Finnish runner he quickly moved into the bronze medal position only to be passed in turn by Sweden. Fourth place it was to be for Ralph, recording the 5th fastest time on the last stage. Sprint 1 J Lysell (Sweden) 14:28.6 17 Ralph Street 15:20.5 Middle Distance 1 M Kyburz (Switzerland) 37.09 22 Ralph Street 41.00 Relay 1 Norway 1:47.44 4 Great Britain 1:53.29 ROYAL PARKS 10km Sunday 21st August in Hyde Park Nick Impey ducked inside 35 minutes in finishing 3rd, while Paul Doyle was 3rd Over 40. 1 V Hugo (unatt) 34.06 (chip time 34.03) 3 Nick Impey 34.59 (34.56) 21 Paul Doyle 39.09 (39.05) 134 Paul Wapshott 47.55 (45.58) 175 Rue Turner 49.23 (47.17) 190 Elisa Ferrua 50.00 (47.54) LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5k Friday 26th August in Hyde Park 1 C Fiford (unatt) 16.31 6 Ian Kenton 16.58 176 Pete Warren 27.23 180 Alan Davidson 28.12 SURREY 10,000m TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday 27th August at Tooting Bec 1 M Sharp (Herc Wimb) 32:46.86 7 George Howard 35:20.13 12 Paul Doyle 39:16.32 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 20th August Bushy Park Duncan Mallison 19.56 (68.98%), Andrew Forth 20.23 (71.79%), Simon Rothwell 22.26 (72.73%), Kevin Jacques 24.17 (PB) Richmond Park Eirin McDaid 16.38 (77.66%), Megan de Silva 18.35 (80.00%), Alberto Esguevillas 21.21 (65.42%), John Hobson 21.38 (68.72%), Jess Harbert 22.23 (67.54% and jnr), Steve Aikin 22.27 (66.22%), Cecily Day 23.53 (jnr), Anna Reichwald 24.56 (71.66% and PB) Frimley Lodge Nick Twomey 18.30 (69.91%) Wimbledon Common Laura Blazey 19.10 (77.39%), Gordon Whitson 21.46 (74.96%), Jackie Dunkley 30.30 (PB) Old Deer Park Rick Jenner 18.11 (74.52%), Trevor Maguire 19.00 (78.25%), Bruce McLaren 21.16 (68.81%), Si Martin 21.26 (65.63%) Oxford Paul Sinton-Hewitt 22.47 (68.03%), Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.28 (64.92%) Southwark Alan Davidson 26.27 (65.91%) Norwich Ed Smith 19.44 (68.16%) Crane Park Dan Little 18.53 (70.70%), Michelle Beaumont 20.54 (71.29%), Clare King 22.11 (67.62%), Phil Roberts 22.44 (65.40%), Heather Martingell 23.59 (70.74%) Banstead Woods Mark Herbert 18.59 (69.10%) Braunstone Estelle Damant 18.44 (79.18%) Porthcawl Jake Waldron 16.53 (76.41%), Julia Bailey 20.04 (73.75%) Osterley Niall O'Connor 20.46 (66.21%) Worcester Clare Fowler 22.58 (65.53%) Dalby Forest Phil Jackson 24.12 (69.97%) parkruns Saturday 27th August Bushy Park Nick Wright 17.40 (77.26%), James Whistler 18.30 (69.73%), David Ready 19.10 (67.30%), Toby Cooper 19.13 (68.26%), Andrew Forth 20.20 (71.97%) Simon Rothwell 22.26 (72.73%) Richmond Park Megan de Silva 18.55 (78.59%), Marie Synnott-Wells 20.41 (82.03%), Wiebke Kortum 23.56 (68.38%), Anna Reichwald 25.39 (69.66%) Wimbledon Common Carol Aikin 25.52 (66.43%) Bedfont Lakes Jonathan Smith 17.43 (73.19%), Becky Curtis-Hall 22.33 (66.08%) Old Deer Park Trevor Maguire 19.11 (77.50%), Luke Maguire 27.05 (jnr), Paula Maguire 27.18 (62.15%) Kingston Jake Waldron 16.36 (77.71%), Julia Bailey 21.14 (69.70%) Southsea Alan Davidson 25.51 (67.44%) Nonsuch Park Duncan Mallison 19.15 (71.43%), Paul Rider 20.40 (73.15%) Wormwood Scrubs Nick Impey 17.08 (76.56%) Crane Park Ted Mockett 17.47 (75.63%), Josie Kearey 25.22 (jnr) Osterley Park Michael Osborne 22.58 (65.82%) Fulham Palace Lars Lundqvist 18.03 (72.02%) Parke Mike Peace 25.26 (66.58%) FINALLY... Kiwi Nikki Hamblin and American Abbey D'Agostino in the heats of the women's 5000m at the Rio Olympics: Video1: and Video2:. Both were advanced to the final but D'Agostino was unable to take her place owing to injury sustained in the fall. They were subsequently awarded the special Olympics Fair Play award.