Newsdesk 2016

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 484             16th September 2016
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 *  Opening Run of our 136th season - the Thomas Cup handicap
 *  Chris Camacho wins the Thomas 
 *  Fastest times by Nick Impey and Rachel Revett
 *  Our men over 60 and women over 45 teams take medals in the Surrey Road
 *  Ranelagh juniors finish second in the Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap
 *  Megan de Silva wins the Run the River 10k and the New Forest Half
 *  Eirin McDaid wins the Farnham Pilgrim Half Marathon and Ranelagh take the
     team prizes   
 *  First Mob Match of the season - Saturday 8th October at home to Thames
 *  First Surrey Leagues of the season - Saturday October 15th at Nonsuch and
 Our full winter fixture list is now available on our website here:. There are printed copies at
 the clubhouse. Also at the clubhouse are copies of the latest Ranelagh
 Harriers Gazette, covering the twelve months up to spring 2016. Please help
 yourself to a copy. If anyone would like a fixture card and/or a Gazette
 posted to them, please reply to this email giving your postal address.

 Is it in your diary? 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. 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. For this race, please do not park at Pembroke Lodge unless
 absolutely necessary. 

 Following our mob match against Thames  we will be hosting them to a fish
 and chip supper in the clubhouse. All are welcome.

 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.

 PAGE CUP 5 miles HANDICAP  Saturday 1st October in Richmond Park
 All members are welcome for the season's second handicap race. It's a 3pm
 start but please register at the clubhouse by 2.40pm. 

 SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUES - WOMEN and MEN  Saturday 15th October at
 Nonsuch Park and Richmond Park
 As usual for the Leagues our women's and men's teams go their separate ways.
 The women run in Nonsuch Park starting with the senior race at 12 noon and
 followed by the under 15s/under 17s at 1pm and the under 13s at 1.30pm. The
 men are at home in Richmond Park, but please note a later than usual start
 time - 3.30pm for all juniors and 4pm for the seniors. 

 SURREY COUNTY MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 22nd October in Richmond Park
 Once again we are hosting the county Masters (aka Veterans) Championships.
 There are two races, both also with later than usual start times. The first
 race is over 6km for all women over 35 and men over 60 and starts at 3.30pm.
 The second race is 10km for men over 40 and over 50 starting at 4.15pm.
 There are individual awards in 5 year age bands and team competitions in 10
 year age bands. Entries must be made in advance, contact the captains / team
 managers if you want to run.   

 This year we're asking all active members to volunteer to marshal at least
 one home race in Richmond Park during the season. To volunteer, please
 contact our Chief Race Official Andy Bickerstaff
 andy.bickerstaff@goodrunguide.co.uk . 

 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 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.

 Saturday 8th October             Mob Match v Thames Hare & Hounds in
 Richmond Park. 2.30pm start 

 Saturday 15th October           2XU Surrey League (men) in Richmond Park.
 Start time 3.30pm for juniors and 4pm for seniors
                                           Surrey Ladies League in Nonsuch
 Park. Start time 12 noon for seniors, 1pm for U15s & U17s, 1.30pm for U13s

 Sunday 16th October             Cabbage Patch 10 miles in Twickenham. 9.30am
 start. Entries closed.

 Saturday 22nd October           Surrey Masters/Veterans Championships in
 Richmond Park. Start time 3.30pm for W35+ and M60+, 4.15pm for M40+ and M50+

 Saturday 5th November         Lee Cup Mob Match v Orion Harriers in Epping
 Forest. 2.30pm 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

 SURREY ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 3rd September at the Wimbledon
 Park track
 Trevor Maguire reports on the fortunes of the men's teams:
 "Co-ordinating individual entries for relay teams is a tricky balancing act
 of definite, probable, possible and definitely nots.  All of which can and
 do change right up to the last minute.  The early timing of this event so
 soon after the summer holidays means that the usual back-up plans to have
 runners fill in with second legs were stretched more than usual this year.
 However, the rain held off and the start/finish location at the track in
 Wimbledon Park mean that this is a fun event with brief bursts of excitement
 as runners hand-over to each other after their 3 mile legs.  From the men's
 side our medal haul was down on previous years but a few strong runs from
 Jake Waldron, Nick Impey and Carl Assmundson were notable in the Senior
 Men's team and the super vets of Chris Owens, Gordon Whitson and Mike Peace
 did bring home bronze medals in the V60 category.  In the V40s Stephen
 Whitehead ran really well and Duncan Mallison surprised himself with a
 strong run reminiscent of his form a few years ago!  The V50s ran a solid 3
 legs but ran out of runners and so couldn't complete a team.  Many thanks to
 all of the runners who were able to run one or two legs, especially as many
 were not in their best shape but gave it a go anyway.  This is an event
 where it would be great to get large numbers out - if only we can get this
 in our collective diaries early enough.  Mark it down (1st/2nd Sat in Sep)
 as a must run for next year!"

 It was the most senior team that provided our only medals in the women's
 race too. Our over 45 trio of Wiebke Kortum, Heather Martingell and Marie
 Synnott-Wells (on her second lap of the day) ran well for second place only
 less than half a minute behind winners South London Harriers (this,
 incidentally, was to become the theme of the afternoon, SLH managing to win
 every category barring only the men over 50 where they placed second!). Our
 Over 45 'B' team finished 7th. In the senior women's race we started three
 teams but a very late re-jigging of the quartets unfortunately became
 necessary. This resulted in our 'A' team being ineligible for the county
 championship which was a shame as Marie Synnott-Wells, Suzy Whatmough, Megan
 de Silva and Natalie Thomas crossed the line in third place. Our 'B' and 'C'
 teams finished 14th and 15th.    

 OPENING RUN and THOMAS CUP 3.85 miles handicap  Saturday 10th September in
 Richmond Park
 Numbers were a little down for the Opening Run of our 136th Season. Steady
 rain since early morning (a brief lapse between two bouts of tropical
 weather) might have put off some, traffic problems might have accounted for
 some more, and a number of other popular races on the same weekend took
 still more. But about 70 members gathered for the annual club photo executed
 as usual by Ken Powley, and 51 took numbers for the race.

 First off was 80 year-old newlywed Wally Garrod, but he was soon swallowed
 up by the chasers and it was Andy Lloyd da Silva and Corinne Bishop who
 seemed to be making the best progress. Not for long though...there was going
 to be no stopping Chris Camacho who was pounding through the field. Chris
 was still running strongly up the final slope, crossed the line and threw
 himself to the ground...before looking round in surprise and asking whether
 anyone else had finished. He seemed reluctant to believe that he had won his
 first club trophy, the splendid and historic Thomas Cup. Almost a minute and
 a half later Alison O'Brien came through for the silver medal just ahead of
 a fast finishing Trevor Maguire, and they were followed by the early
 protagonists Andy and Corinne.

 Fastest time of the day went to Nick Impey on 21.25, ahead of Ian Kenton's
 21.55 and "evergreen" Peter Haarer's 22.19. On the women's side it was
 Rachel Revett on 31.06, Anna Reichwald on 32.06 and Kate Brook on 32.14. It
 was good to see a number of juniors taking part. Fastest junior (and 9th
 fastest overall) was Euan Sinclair with a time of 26.11. Next was Jonny
 Brook on 27.03 and 9 year-old Harry Armstrong with an impressive 27.15.

 at the Hawker Centre
 There was a gap of almost six weeks between the final two races of the
 series, to allow for holiday absences. The last race took place on September
 1st at the Hawker Centre with a slightly smaller field of 53 in the main
 race plus four "minis". The Flaming Penguins team brought with them such a
 clear lead that they hardly needed to turn up in order to take the trophy
 away from holders Ranelagh. Their team was indeed weaker than usual and they
 only managed third place on the day, but still held a final advantage of
 almost one hundred points. Ranelagh held on to second place despite being
 narrowly defeated on the day by The Stragglers who notched up their first
 team win of this year's series.

 Ranelagh's contingent in the main race numbered twelve, including four
 Rushbys, two Beals, two Heron-Bretts and two Armstrongs. Harry and Tom
 Armstrong made a resounding impact in their debuts in Ranelagh colours.
 Harry finished first in the handicap and his time of 7.47 was sixth fastest
 on the day. Meanwhile big brother Tom only got up to 23rd in the handicap
 but set the overall fastest time of 7.04. Noah Heron-Brett's 7.39 was fourth
 fastest, behind second-claimers Maisie and Poppy Jensen who ran 7.17 and
 7.20 as the fastest two girls.               

 1   Harry Armstrong          15.47  (actual time 7.47)
 8   James Rushby             18.55  (8.55)
 10  Matthew Beal             19.11  (8.11)
 19  Sam Rushby               19.32  (8.32)
 23  Tom Armstrong            19.34  (7.04 - fastest boy)
 25  Noah Heron-Brett         19.39  (7.39)
 27  Francesca Baty-Symes     19.44  (9.14)
 28  Maisie Jensen (Strag)    19.47  (7.17 - fastest girl)
 32  Poppy Jensen (Strag)     19.50  (7.20)
 36  Oliver Beal              19.55  (8.55)
 38  Tor Heron-Brett          19.57  (8.57)
 41  Ben Rushby               19.59  (11.29)
 47  Angus O'Brien            20.18  (12.48)
 48  Daniel Rushby            20.19  (8.19)
 53 finished

 Teams Final Overall
 1   The Stragglers              31 1   Flaming Penguins
 2   Ranelagh H                  28        2   Ranelagh H
 3   Flaming Penguins            17        3   The Stragglers
 4   Latchmere School            12        4   Latchmere School
 5   Sheen Shufflers              3 5   Speedy 7
 6   Speedy 7                     1        6   Sheen Shufflers

 1   R Campbell (Latchmere)    2.38
 4   Cian O'Brien              4.21                

 MIDDLESEX 10km  Sunday 4th September in Victoria Park
 1   J Connor (Kent)          31.12
 15  Carl Selya-Hammer        34.26

 New veteran George Howard was fourth overall and first over 40.

 1   M Richards (unatt)       1:12.25  (chip time 1:12.24)
 4   George Howard            1:15.00  (1:14.59)
 8   T Barlow (TVH)           1:15.51  (1:15.50 - 1st woman)
 57  Jonathan Moore           1:24.19  (1:24.17)
 334 Bruce McLaren            1:39.00  (1:38.52)
 898 Jo Sinton-Hewitt         1:59.48  (1:58.47)  

 ERIDGE 10 miles multi-terrain  Sunday 4th September
 1   J Rendall (Tonbridge)    64.46
 13  Mark Herbert             76.18
 72  Lee Davies               89.20
 194 Mike White              108.07

 RUN THE RIVER 10km  Tuesday 6th September in London
 Megan and Marie were 1st and 4th in the women's race.

 1   J Lennox (ES&M)          33.39  (chip time 33.39)
 13  Megan de Silva           37.57  (37.56)
 49  Marie Synnott-Wells      41.00  (40.58)  

 GREAT NORTH RUN HALF MARATHON  Sunday 11th September  Newcastle - South
 1     Mo Farah (N&EB)        1:00.04
 21    V Cheruiyot (Kenya)    1:07.54  (1st woman)
 47    Jackson Creegan (Gate) 1:12.47
 79    Carl Selya-Hammer      1:15.36
 105   Jonathan Smith         1:17.09
 7073  Egis Vincel            1:53.07
 17471 Hadi Khatamizadeh      2:11.41
 19364 Deepa Sharma           2:15.08 
 BACCHUS HALF MARATHON  Sunday 11th September at Dorking
 Hannah Doyle writes:
 "Start and finish in Denbies Vineyard and winding up and down the Surrey
 Hills/North Downs around Dorking. Beautiful scenery, tough hills."

 1   N Boniface (Horsham J)   1:14.26  (chip time 1:14.25)
 4   J Champion (Swift)       1:28.29  (1:28.27 - 1st woman)
 183 Verka Lafeuille          2:17.38  (2:16.23)
 185 Hannah Doyle             2:17.53  (2:16.38)
 355 Kirsty Bangham           2:44.51  (2:43.34)          
 Eirin McDaid was the winner by some two minutes in this off-road Half.
 Eirin, Mark Herbert and Lee Davies also won the team prizes. Bruce McLaren,
 who finished just behind Lee, adds: "He chose to pop to the car park, have a
 rest, collect his wallet and still cross the line to win the team prize!"

 1   Eirin McDaid             1:23.50  (chip time 1:23.47)
 4   A Granger (Bristol & W)  1:28.56  (1:28.50 - 1st woman)
 7   Mark Herbert             1:32.32  (1:32.29)
 57  Lee Davies               1:47.27  (1:46.44)
 59  Bruce McLaren            1:47.32  (1:47.25)
 108 Wiebke Kortum            1:55.21  (1:54.55)
 147 Chris Read               1:59.39  (1:59.13)
 216 Alastair Ritchie         2:09.04  (2:08.34)
 316 Gavin Hillhouse          2:27.04  (2:26.44)
 384 Annemarie Goodridge      2:47.44  (2:46.56) 

 FARNHAM PILGRIM MARATHON  Sunday 11th September
 1   J Chettle (TH&H)         2:56.18  (chip time 2:56.18)
 11  K Jarvis (unatt)         3:38.34  (3:38.30)
 119 Karen Campbell           4:41.21  (4:40.57)

 NEW FOREST HALF MARATHON  Sunday 11th September at Brockenhurst
 Excellent runs from all the Ranelagh contingent, especially Megan de Silva
 who won the women's race in a personal best 81.40. Although this took over
 half a minute off her previous fastest she remains in 9th place on the
 Ranelagh all-time list.

 1   L Passingham (unatt)     1:16.37  (chip time 1:16.36)
 8   Megan de Silva           1:21.40  (1:21.38 - 1st woman)
 14  Chris Bundhun            1:22.57  (1:22.57)
 63  Marie Synnott-Wells      1:30.42  (1:30.39)
 264 Heather Martingell       1:44.16  (1:44.06)      
 NEW FOREST MARATHON  Sunday 11th September at Brockenhurst
 1   P Thompson (Bourn)       2:39.35  (chip time 2:39.32)
 22  C Colyer (Vegan)         3:15.57  (3:15.43 - 1st woman)
 519 Ian Grange               5:15.48  (5:15.04)
 520 Colette Doran            5:15.51  (5:15.45)

 NEW FOREST 10k  Sunday 11th September at Brockenhurst
 1   B Andrew (Hardley)       38.48  (chip time 38.48)
 271 Matt Sowton              57.32  (57.06)

 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. 

 HANWORTH JUNIOR parkrun 2km  Sunday 14th August
 1   Jonny Brook              8.13
 2   Charlie Brook            8.23

 parkruns 5km Saturday 3rd September
 Bushy Park
 Nick Wright 17.31 (77.93%), Greg Atkins 17.34 (77.99% and jnr and PB), Izzy
 Atkins 18.39 (84.27% and jnr and PB), Simon Rothwell 22.12 (73.50%) 

 Richmond Park
 Lydia Louw 19.59 (83.24% and jnr and PB), Harry Armstrong 20.33 (79.56% and
 jnr and PB), Tom Armstrong 21.13 (70.07% and jnr), Steve Aikin 22.48
 (65.20%), Jess Harbert 22.49 (66.25% and jnr), Cecily Day 23.44 (jnr),
 Daniel Rushby 25.11 (jnr), Sam Rushby 25.15 (67.39% and jnr), James Rushby
 26.27 ( jnr), Ellie Luxmoore 26.30 (jnr), Ben Rushby 30.50 (jnr and PB), Pat
 Hewlett 39.56 (65.40%) 

 Shorne Woods
 Nick Fordham 21.34 (jnr)

 Fulham Palace
 Jonathan Smith 17.14 (75.24%)

 Old Deer Park
 Eirin McDaid 16.22 (78.92% and PB)

 Jackie Dunkley 29.38 (64.57%)

 Alan Davidson 26.16 (66.37%)

 Yeovil Montacute
 Rachel Revett 23.26 (64.86%)

 Crane Park
 Nick Twomey 17.55 (72.19%), Dan Little 20.02 (66.64%), Kevin Kearey 21.41
 (66.05%), Kevin Jacques 24.01 (65.09% and PB), Josie Kearey 28.11 (jnr)

 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIOR parkrun 2km  Sunday 4th September
 1   J Naudi (unatt)           7.22
 144 James Ricketts           14.46
 187 Connor Scally            18.35 

 BUSHY PARK JUNIOR parkrun 2km  Sunday 4th September
 1   A Hamud (Hill)            7.20
 14  M Deakin (unatt)          8.32  (1st girl)
 26  Eilidh Sinclair           9.24
 97  Isla Sinclair            11.30
 134 Afrah Sait               12.24  (PB)     

 parkruns 5km Saturday 10th September
 Bushy Park
 Paul Nicoll 18.23 (71.71%), Simon Rothwell 22.06 (73.83%)

 Richmond Park
 Tom Bradley 19.03 (70.87%), Bill Neely 20.20 (76.89%), Nick Fordham 21.50
 (jnr and PB), Jess Harbert 22.24 (jnr), Cecily Day 23.06 (jnr), Daniel
 Rushby 23.21 (67.59% and jnr), Ellie Luxmoore 23.55 (jnr), Michael Beverly
 25.45 (64.53%),
 Ben Rushby 30.17 (65.27% and jnr and PB), Sam Rushby 30.18 (jnr)

 Roundshaw Downs
 Kabir Sait 22.13 (66.92% and jnr)

 Becky Curtis-Hall 20.55 (71.24%), Rob Curtis 22.42 (62.92%)

 Old Deer Park
 Clare Fowler 22.26 (67.09%), Christine David 29.41 (PB)

 Highbury Fields
 Carl Assmundson 16.44 (77.09% and PB), Peter Faull 18.49 (69.35%)

 Pat Hewlett 40.58 (63.75%)

 Crane Park
 Kevin Kearey 21.43 (65.85%), Ann Kearey 24.05 (67.96%)

 Ben Shore 20.59 (64.58%) 

 Osterley Park
 Michael Osborne 22.57 (65.87%), Phil Jackson 24.45 (68.42%)

 Oliver Beal 29.17 (jnr)

 Reigate Priory
 Duncan Mallison 19.42 (69.80% and PB)

 Exeter Riverside
 Andrew Forth 19.28 (75.17%)

 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 23.18 (66.52%), Jo Sinton-Hewitt 28.49 (59.63%)

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