Newsdesk 2016

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 485             29th October 2016
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 *  Ranelagh women finish 33rd in South of England AA Road Relay
 *  Sub-2:40 Marathon from George Howard
 *  Good performances in various Half Marathons
 *  Chris Owens finishes 5th in the World Age-Group Triathlon Championships
 *  Gill Sanders finishes 3rd in ITU Triathlon World Cup Elite event in
 *  Page Cup 5 miles handicap in Richmond Park - Saturday 1st October 
 *  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
 Phil Killingley writes:
 "With 11 mob wins in a row under our belts, we'd better hope the Blue Wave
 has not got complacent over the summer hols. Thames Hare and Hounds are
 coming to Richmond Park on 8th October in mid-rutting season for the first
 mob of the year.  Put on your antlers and join us! Fast and slow, young and
 old, men and women, all are welcome. Please also remember (remember) to
 stick 5th November in your diaries for the away Orion fixture in Epping
 Forest. Our spy in their camp suggests this represents the biggest risk to
 our unbeaten run. There will certainly be fireworks." 

 Following our mob match against Thames  we will be hosting them to a fish
 and chip supper in the clubhouse. All are welcome. 6.30pm start. Price £10
 per head to include beer and wine. Book your place with Andy Hayward
 a-hayward4@sky.com .  

 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.

 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 . 

 Roy Reeder writes:
 "October is a very busy month for marshalling with home events in Richmond
 Park almost every weekend. However, if anyone could spare some time to
 marshal at an additional event, the River Thames Half Marathon on 30th
 October, for which I'm Race Director, I'd be very grateful. Most of the help
 is needed in and around the start at Walton Bridge but I also need
 volunteers around Molesey. For each volunteer, I'm happy to donate £25 to
 the charity of your choice or give you a free entry for next year. The race
 has proved to be very popular: in 2014, the race generated £3500 for
 charity, last year it generated £3700. This year, with a record number of
 entries, it looks like we might even top £5000! To volunteer or for more
 details email me at royreeder@hotmail.com. Thanks."

 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  )      

 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

 SOUTH OF ENGLAND ROAD RELAYS  Sunday 25th September at Bedford Autodrome
 It was good to see Estelle Damant back in action in her first serious race
 this year. She ran well on the opening stage to come home 21st in a time of
 17.15 for the 4.5km lap. Charlie Hyde, Becky Curtis-Hall and Natalie Thomas
 brought the team home in a very respectable 33rd place. Fastest Ranelagh
 time though was from newcomer Nichola Jackson, who ran the opening stage for
 an incomplete B team in an outstanding 16.21. Nichola's change of
 first-claim was not approved in time for her to run in our A team. 
 With many popular road races also on this weekend we did not field a team in
 the men's race, but Rob Curtis ran the opening 6km stage in 27.14 finishing

 There were some good runs in the Marathon, led by a sub-3 hours from Richard
 Kimber. In the 10k Michelle Beaumont was 7th in the women's race won by
 five-times Olympian Jo Pavey. Fiona Hopwood was 1st W55 and Andrew Brown was
 2nd M60.

 Richmond Marathon
 1   P Holley (Newmarket)     2:46.30
 8   A Clements (Kent)        2:57.17  (1st woman)
 10  Richard Kimber           2:58.21
 59  Dan Little               3:19.30
 69  Richard Astley           3:22.02
 193 Simon Beal               3:41.39
 281 Emma Wellham             3:54.14
 321 Phil Roberts             3:59.05
 568 Lloyd Camp               4:45.51
 629 Ian Grange               5:13.11       

 Kew Gardens 10k  
 1   Chris Thompson (AFD)     30.20
 4   Jo Pavey (Exeter)        33.10  (1st woman)
 22  Michelle Beaumont        42.11
 31  Matt Sowton              43.56
 53  Daniel Chiechi           45.51
 62  Daniela Mingham          46.29
 98  Fiona Hopwood            48.21
 147 Kirsty Steel             51.56
 160 Andrew Brown             52.23
 165 Ashleigh Ferris          52.39
 257 Kirsty Bangham           56.05
 344 Prelini Chiechi          58.51
 550 David Meaden             64.43
 654 Alan Meaden              68.17  

 ITU WORLD TRIATHLON GRAND FINAL  Sunday 11th September - Sunday 18th
 September at Cozumel, Mexico
 Chris Owens competed in the M60-64 world championship race on the final day,
 and finished an excellent 5th. The previous day in the Elite Women's race
 Gill Sanders had unluckily been obliged to retire during the bike phase.

 Men 60-64
 1   M McCombs (USA)          2:19.22
     (swim 21.01, t1 3.02, cycle 63.04, t2 1.19, run 50.53)
 5   Chris Owens              2:30.54
     (30.22, 2.41, 68.17, 1.20, 48.11) 

 ITU TRIATHLON WORLD CUP SPRINT RACE  Sunday 25th September at Salinas,
 After the disappointment of Cozumel, Gill Sanders bounced back with a podium
 third place in the World Cup sprint in Ecuador. She crossed the line just 15
 seconds behind the winner Kirsten Kasper of the USA.  

 Elite Women
 1   K Kasper (USA)           59.16
     (swim 10.30, t1 0.44, cycle 31.01, t2 0.31, run 16.33)
 3   Gill Sanders (RSA)       59.31
     (10.36, 0.44, 30.58, 0.29, 16.47) 

 EALING HALF MARATHON  Sunday 25th September
 Nick Impey led our contingent, and there were good runs from juniors Jess
 Harbert, Cecily Day and Ellie Luxmoore.

 1    J Kemei (Kenya)         1:04.14  (chip time 1:04.14)
 5    T Omosa (Kenya)         1:14.45  (1:14.45 - 1st woman)
 15   Nick Impey              1:16.37  (1:16.36)
 80   Jonathan Moore          1:24.52  (1:24.50)
 201  Owen Delaney            1:30.04  (1:29.22)
 417  Liam Griffin            1:36.02  (1:35.49)
 505  Niall O'Connor          1:37.56  (1:37.44)
 710  Jess Harbert            1:41.42  (1:40.33)
 1086 Cecily Day              1:47.21  (1:46.12)
 1193 Ellie Luxmoore          1:48.56  (1:47.48)
 2159 Claire Warner           2:01.31  (1:55.41)
 2322 John Herriott           2:03.37  (2:01.57)
 2492 Robert Hillhouse        2:06.05  (2:01.06)    

 BERLIN MARATHON  Sunday 25th September
 At the front Kenenisa Bekele missed the world record by just six seconds.
 For Ranelagh, Nick Twomey and Lara Werrett ran very even-paced races while
 ahead of them George Howard was outside his target time but still cracked
 the 2:40 barrier.

 1    K Bekele (Ethiopia)     2:03.03  (chip time 2:03.03)
 275  George Howard           2:39.50  (2:39.40)
 2035 Nick Twomey             3:07.06  (3:06.11)

 1    A Kebede (Ethiopia)     2:20.45  (chip time 2:20.45)
 351  Lara Werrett            3:29.14  (3:23.40)

 WINDSOR HALF MARATHON  Sunday 25th September
 Mick Lane was the leading M55.

 1   K Kyreme (Shaft B)       1:07.06  (chip time 1:07.06)
 10  L Partridge (AFD)        1:17.49  (1:17.49 - 1st woman)
 67  Mick Lane                1:27.19  (1:27.16)
 75  Dan Little               1:27.51  (1:27.35)
 559 Anna Scally              1:43.51  (1:42.31) 

 Suzy Whatmough finished 6th in a PB time in the women's race, and Fiona
 Hopwood was 2nd W55.

 1   D Gaffney (SLH)          1:13.30  (chip time 1:13.30)
 10  Paul Nicoll              1:21.05  (1:21.03)
 30  C Bond (Strags)          1:27.27  (1:27.26 - 1st woman)
 41  Toby Cooper              1:29.33  (1:29.31)
 46  Suzy Whatmough           1:30.39  (1:30.36)
 213 Fiona Hopwood            1:46.44  (1:46.26)         
 314 Rebecca Northmore        1:53.35  (1:53.17)
 619 Katrina Roche            2:26.43  (2:25.54)

 1   J Connor (Kent)          1:07.54
 21  Carl Selya-Hammer        1:16.03  

 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 5km Saturday 17th September
 Bushy Park
 James Whistler 18.54 (68.25%), Simon Rothwell 21.58 (74.28%), Simon
 Collingridge 22.19 (71.25%), Rachel Revett 23.01 (66.04%), Kevin Jacques
 23.48 (66.29%)

 Richmond Park
 Megan de Silva 18.38 (79.79%), Tom Bradley 18.39 (72.39% and jnr), Jess
 Harbert 21.26 (70.53% and jnr), Cecily Day 22.39 (66.74% and jnr), John
 Hobson 22.51 (65.06%), Daniel Rushby 22.51 (69.07%), Ellie Luxmoore 23.24
 (jnr), Anna Reichwald 25.00 (71.47%), Carol Aikin 25.26 (67.56%), James
 Rushby 26.07 (jnr), Sam Rushby 26.55 (jnr), Ben Rushby 29.40 (66.63% and jnr
 and PB)

 Crane Park
 Kabir Sait 21.23 (69.52% and jnr), Heather Martingell 24.13 (70.06%), Claire
 Warner 24.25 (PB), Tom Kearey 25.04 (jnr)

 Wycombe Rye
 Nick Fordham 22.17 (jnr)

 Old Deer Park
 Eirin McDaid 16.28 (78.44%), Trevor Maguire 18.33 (80.14%), Paula Maguire
 26.17 (64.55%), Wyn Williams 26.24 (64.14%)

 Alison Dicks 24.55 (PB), Jackie Dunkley 29.42 (64.42%)

 Alan Davidson 26.08 (66.71%)

 Fulham Palace
 Jonathan Smith 17.10 (75.53%), Ted Mockett 17.35 (76.49%), Dave Lawley 17.50
 (73.93%), Mark Herbert 18.00 (72.87%)  

 Osterley Park
 Michael Osborne 23.19 (64.83%), Phil Jackson 24.57 (67.87%)

 Banstead Woods
 Simon Hedger 22.08 (70.03%), Christopher Parsons 23.33 (73.25%)

 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 22.37 (68.53%)
 Clare Fowler 22.19 (67.44%), Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.45 (66.73%)

 Bairnsdale (Australia)
 Dave Locke 25.22 (74.70%)

 parkruns 5km Saturday 24th September
 Bushy Park
 David Ready 18.15 (70.68%), Andrew Forth 19.21 (75.62%), Michelle Beaumont
 21.39 (68.82%), Simon Rothwell 22.11 (73.55%), Jackie Dunkley 29.45 (65.21%)

 Wimbledon Common
 Megan de Silva 18.22 (80.94% and PB), Marie Synnott-Wells 20.15 (84.86%),
 Laura Wells 29.20

 Richmond Park
 Megan de Silva 18.38 (79.79%), Peter Weir 22.19 (65.06%), Steve Aikin 22.51
 (65.06%),  Daniel Rushby 23.22 (67.55% and jnr), Elisa Ferrua 23.24
 (64.32%), Lloyd Camp 23.25 (64.56%), Anna Reichwald 24.38 (72.53%),
 Ellie Luxmoore 25.14 (jnr), Tom Bradley 25.15 (jnr), Sam Rushby 25.29
 (66.78% and jnr), Ben Rushby 30.20 (65.16% and jnr), James Rushby 30.21

 Nick Wright 18.01 (75.76%)

 Old Deer Park
 Bruce McLaren 20.00 (73.17%), Simon Burrell 20.13 (74.11%), Paula Maguire
 26.02 (65.17%),

 Ted Mockett 17.48 (75.56%), Dave Lawley 17.55 (73.58% and PB), Peter Faull
 18.29 (70.60%), Bill Neely 20.12 (77.39%), Chris Cato 21.44 (PB)

 Gunnersbury Park
 Jonathan Smith 17.14 (75.24% and PB), Lydia Louw 19.47 (84.08% and jnr)

 Dulwich Park 
 Alan Davidson 25.43 (67.79%)

 Crane Park
 Eirin McDaid 16.46 (77.04%), Mark Herbert 18.01 (72.80%), Lee Davies 21.29
 (63.54%), Paul Wapshott 22.34 (64.84%), Kevin Jacques 23.50 (66.15%), Ann
 Kearey 24.47 (66.04%)

 Osterley Park
 Michael Osborne 23.03 (65.58%)

 Milano Nord (Italy)
 Peter Fordham 26.05 (63.71%)

 1988 London Marathon highlights: Ranelagh's Mike Riley leads the first four
 miles for a bet! Hugh Jones goes on to finish 4th in 2:11.08. There were 30
 Ranelagh finishers, including (of course) ever-present Mike Peace who ran
 2:47: Video:.