*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 484 16th September 2016 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * 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 Relays * Ranelagh juniors finish second in the Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series * Megan de Silva wins the Run the River 10k and the New Forest Half Marathon * 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 H&H * First Surrey Leagues of the season - Saturday October 15th at Nonsuch and Richmond ATTENTION PLEASE **************** FIXTURE LIST 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. NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB - 8th OCTOBER 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. FISH and CHIP SUPPER 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. MARSHALLING 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 email@example.com . 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 ) 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 www.parkrun.org.uk/events/juniorevents/. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** 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. STRAGGLERS / RANELAGH JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES RACE 6 Thursday 1st September 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 220 2 Ranelagh H 28 2 Ranelagh H 127 3 Flaming Penguins 17 3 The Stragglers 110 4 Latchmere School 12 4 Latchmere School 53 5 Sheen Shufflers 3 5 Speedy 7 46 6 Speedy 7 1 6 Sheen Shufflers 38 Minis 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 MAIDENHEAD HALF MARATHON Sunday 4th September 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 Shields 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) FARNHAM PILGRIM HALF MARATHON Sunday 11th September 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) Kingston Jackie Dunkley 29.38 (64.57%) Southsea 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) Aberdeen 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%) Barnstaple Pat Hewlett 40.58 (63.75%) Crane Park Kevin Kearey 21.43 (65.85%), Ann Kearey 24.05 (67.96%) Walthamstow Ben Shore 20.59 (64.58%) Osterley Park Michael Osborne 22.57 (65.87%), Phil Jackson 24.45 (68.42%) Weymouth Oliver Beal 29.17 (jnr) Reigate Priory Duncan Mallison 19.42 (69.80% and PB) Exeter Riverside Andrew Forth 19.28 (75.17%) Tring Paul Sinton-Hewitt 23.18 (66.52%), Jo Sinton-Hewitt 28.49 (59.63%) FINALLY... Following a record number of 39,140 runners completing the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon, there is a record number of 253,930 UK applicants (more than 43% women) registered for a ballot place in the 2017 edition of the race.