*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 486 14th October 2016 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Chris Hunton wins the Page Cup * Fastest times by Nick Impey and Becky Northmore * Ranelagh wins our mob match v Thames Hare & Hounds * Jon Pepper and Megan de Silva lead our mob * Peter Haarer (M40), Trevor Maguire (M50) and Chris Owens (M60) win the club veterans titles * Ranelagh women finish 39th in the National Road Relay Championship * Nichola Jackson runner-up in the English Fell Running Championship * Steve Whitehead sub-2.50 in the Bournemouth Marathon * Ted Mockett 2nd in the Alcester 10km * Marie Synnott-Wells 3rd woman in the Kingston Challenge 16 miles * First Surrey Leagues of the season this Saturday - October 15th - at Nonsuch (women) and Richmond (men) * Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE named Wellness Champion * Book now for the club Christmas Party on 3rd December ATTENTION PLEASE **************** CHRISTMAS PARTY All right, I know it's only October but it's already time to put your names down for our Christmas Party which will be held on SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER at the Lass o'Richmond Hill pub in Queen's Road, Richmond TW10 6JJ. Price is £40 per head to include a three-course meal, wine and dancing to a DJ. Please add your name to the list in the clubhouse where you can also specify your food choice from the menu. If you can't get to the club please e-mail Michele Gibson
to let her know you are coming. For payment, please leave cash/cheque in the clubhouse in an envelope addressed to Michele or post it to her at 79 Thames Side, Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex TW18 2HF. You can also pay by bank transfer: account name Ranelagh Harriers, sort code 40-13-10, account number 12154501, reference CLUB XMAS and your NAME. 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, but all members are welcome to take part. 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. Details:. However, please note the following LATE CHANGE TO PARKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE WOMEN'S LEAGUE just received from the organisers: "Due to a wedding fair event taking place at Nonsuch this weekend, we have been instructed by the council NOT to use any of the three public car parks at Cheam Gate, Nonsuch Park (A232). However, we have secured exclusive access to the field for parking on the right hand side as you approach the Mansion House. When entering Cheam Gate, please pass the public car parks immediately to the right and the left, follow the road straight ahead to a right hand bend, the entrance to the field is 100m further on to the right. There will be sign posts. Please park with care, other park users will be walking through the field. It's a 100m walk to the race start from the field. Lots of other parking available off London Road, again a very short walk to the start and free parking in many roads. London Road is the A24 to the north of the park, reached via Tolworth (A240) or Worcester Park (A2043). 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. Details and Course Map. 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. NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB Our next mob match promises to be the toughest test our mob has faced for some time. We are away to mob specialists Orion Harriers on their magnificent course in the depths of Epping Forest. Note the date and join Operation Betelgeuse to help secure the Lee Cup and our thirteenth consecutive mob win: Saturday 5th November, 7.5 miles, 2.30pm start. All needed! More info re travel nearer the time. MARSHALLING - HOME FIXTURES and SURREY LADIES LEAGUE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . We are also required to provide one official at each of the four women's League races: starting this Saturday, then December 3rd, January 14th and February 11th. If you can help please contact Becky and Phil email@example.com . RIVER THAMES HALF MARATHON Sunday 30th October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks." PAUL SINTON-HEWITT CBE - WELLNESS CHAMPION From the parkrun newsletter: "parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE was crowned Wellness Champion at the inaugural Pure Package Wellness Awards at London's BAFTA. The Wellness Champion Award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the British wellness industry and improved the health and wellness of others, and whose actions have reached a wide audience, achieved significant impact and created a legacy. In presenting the Wellness Champion Award, Chair of the judging panel Jennifer Irvine said: 'Paul has truly re-shaped the way we see running and fitness, bringing people together of all abilities and backgrounds, creating community on a local and global scale. Paul is a true champion of wellness. What really stood out to the judges is that he hasn't charged anyone a penny along the way.' Paul Sinton-Hewitt, who celebrated the accolade with parkrun enthusiast and double Olympic Champion, Dame Kelly Holmes, said : 'It is an absolute honour to be the first recipient of the Wellness Champion Award. Everything that we stand for at parkrun is about making the world a healthier and happier place. Being twelve years old this month, our impact so far has been mind blowing. However, this is nothing compared with our vision for the next decade. Every volunteer connected with parkrun will be thrilled to accept this award'." 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 ) 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+ SEAA XC Relays, Wormwood Scrubs (from 11am, Senior Women 2pm) Saturday 5th November Lee Cup Mob Match v Orion Harriers in Epping Forest. 2.30pm start. ECCA National XC Relays, Berry Hill Park, Mansfield (from 11am, Senior Women 2:05pm) Saturday 12th November 2XU Surrey League (men) on Mitcham Common. Start time 2.30pm for juniors and 3pm for seniors 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 *************** PAGE CUP 5 miles HANDICAP Saturday 1st October in Richmond Park There was heavy rain in the morning and again in the late afternoon - but unfortunately not late enough for one or two of our cherished marshals to avoid getting caught out by a heavy cloudburst on their way back to base. For the race itself it was fine, and the rutting stags were out in force. Quite eerie it was to be standing alone in the woods as the throaty roars echoed around the trees. Fortunately the stags were wise enough to steer clear of three dozen or so Ranelagh Harriers who were careering round the Park at the time, some of whom (no names) were gasping and snorting as if to outdo the stags. Venerable veterans Allan Lang (aged 77) and Rodney Oliver (aged 79) were first away in the handicap, and it looks like they stayed together all the way as they finished but a second apart. They didn't hold on to the lead for long, however. Corinne Bishop started 4m 10s behind them and wasted no time in hunting them down. Corinne then held onto the lead for most of the race but any hopes she might have had of securing the Cup were dashed when Chris Hunton steam-rollered past with more than a mile still to go. Chris won this handicap back in 2011 and had clearly decided that nothing short of a rampaging stag would prevent him from putting his name on the trophy for a second time. Happily the stags reserved their belligerence for each other and Chris was able to complete the final lap of Sidmouth Wood minding his own business and a full two minutes clear of his nearest pursuer. This was Jon Lurie who passed Albanian guest Fatmar Krasniqi in the dying moments of the race to take the silver medal. Fatmar was competing as a guest so third place and the bronze medal came to Sally Bamford. Steve Aikin, Chris Read, Sonia Rowland and Paul Rider followed before long-time leader Corinne made it across the line. After 4th place in the Thomas Cup, Corinne's 8th place today gives her a head start in the Points Prize competition for consistency in handicaps. Fastest time of the day was an impressive 27.59 by Nick Impey. Louis Randall and Dave Lawley were next best on 30.23 and 30.28 respectively. Fastest woman was Becky Northmore on 40 minutes dead, followed by Anna Reichwald on 41.11 and Rachel Revett on 41.34. MOB MATCH v THAMES HARE & HOUNDS Saturday 8th October in Richmond Park We were expecting a good fight from Thames to try to prevent us from logging our twelfth consecutive mob match win. But somehow the challenge just didn't materialise. Our blue wave was more of a blue ocean in which a few white vests struggled to stay afloat. Phil Killingley takes up the story: "Ranelagh lined up by the big oak tree looking for our twelfth win in a row, facing into a brisk east wind on a day where showers and sunshine switched places. It looked ominous for Thames already - 24 of them to 71 of us - 21 to score, with the other fifty of our runners able to push their scorers down the positions. This was astonishingly one-sided as mob matches go. For such a low scoring event, a margin of 550 is huge: RANELAGH 294 - 844 THAMES. Terminal damage was done already in the top twenty, where Thames managed only four runners - flecks of white spray in a massive blue wave. At the front, Jon Pepper cruised lap one then sped away, breaking up the group of chasers. Eirin McDaid had a great run for second and Richard Gregory and Jackson Creegan followed them into third and fourth. There were plenty of excellent performances lower down the field however. In seventh, Ian Kenton was way faster than his previous 77.0% best with a 78.4%. James Winch, a new Aussie in our line up, and an ever-improving Nick Impey also beat their captain, who had thought he was fitter than he actually is! Peter Haarer blasted out with the leaders and held on in traditional style to gather the Hastings Cup - the club championship for vets. Trevor Maguire was the first V50 (winning the McDowell Salver) and wasn't far behind, with Steve Whitehead third Ranelagh Vet, only six days after his Bournemouth Marathon success. The Maslin Mug for the first Ranelagh V60 went to Chris Owens. Megan de Silva was superb to finish in 48 mins, despite a heavy cold. She was first lady with some ease, by over five minutes. Wiebke Kortum missed the podium by just eight seconds and Claire Fowler was our third home. Toby Cooper's performance for 51min shows a runner on the rise. Excellent blue waves lower down: positions 42-48 (Muckersie, Griffin, O'Dwyer, Holme, Kimber, James Ritchie (first race for Ranelagh), Esguevillas), 65-70 ('The Mob' Peace, Osborne, Sharma, Camacho, Kearey, Evans) and 87-93 (Holden, Fordham, Harvey (reaches 98 mobs), Naish (132 mobs; last 130 in a row), Bamford, Bishop, Orme) cemented our dominance. Vets sealed handicap winner was Bill Harvey, ahead of Dave Muckersie and Clive Naish. Thanks to marshals, scorers, organisers and other support for this excellent display of Blue and Amber athleticism." Chief Race Official Andy Bickerstaff would like to add his appreciation to all those who helped in any capacity on the day. Thanks also to Andy Hayward and Michele Gibson for organising the evening's supper with our guests in the clubhouse. We may have been slightly outmobbed by Thames at the supper but it was another convivial evening. ERRA NATIONAL ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 8th October at Sutton Park, Birmingham Phil Aiken reports: "The Ranelagh women's team made a couple of appearances at the ERRA National Road Relays in the noughties and it was to be a full ten years before they returned again in 2015. The follow up visit was much quicker in coming. A link to those appearances a decade previously was provided by opening leg runner, Estelle Damant. Estelle was not at her best, courtesy of a wedding reception the night before, but was the quickest of the Ranelagh quartet on the rolling course through Sutton Park, a few miles to the north of the centre of Birmingham. Such is the nature of the opening leg of a relay that Estelle's time of 16:10 was only good enough for 45th. At the front, Kingston & Poly's lone representative, Phoebe Law, was employing her ususal tactic of pacing herself sensibly at the start of the race before moving up through the field. And it was in the final few hundred metres that she surged into the lead, holding off Claire Duck of Leeds by a couple of seconds. Claire finished 4th in the Inter Counties in March, leading Yorkshire to a dominant win, and the possible significance of this result was noted by the watching Surrey Team Manager. Suzy Whatmough took over for leg 2 and her 16:55 lifted Ranelagh up five places to 40th. Though this was nothing compared to the 35 places gained by Bristol & West's Kate Hulls (whose 13:58 would be the fastest lap of the day) and Chelmsford's Jess Judd, running the second fastest time in 14:11. A fortnight prior, Jess had led the field around the exposed Bedford Autodrome in the South of England Road Relays and it was strange to see her running so far down the field. Leeds took a 22 second lead into the third leg, but came out having lost four places, Birchfield, Aldershot (inevitably) and Cardiff (leaping up nine places off the back of the third quickest time, Charlotte Arter's 14:16) occupied the podium places, but with less than 20 seconds between all three, all was up for grabs on the final leg. Julia Bailey carried the metaphorical baton for Ranelagh but, demonstrating that relay racing is all swings and roundabouts, saw the places gained by Suzy slip away. Only for them to be returned by Captain Becky's fourth leg. Curiously, her 18:00 matched her time on the same leg last year. Ranelagh closed out 39th of 62 teams to complete, bettering last year's position by 11. Even maintaining that progress, it will be a few years yet before Ranelagh are in with a shout at the pointy end, with the medals being decided around 10 minutes earlier. Louise Small overturned a five second deficit to secure first place for Aldershot over locals Birchfield Harriers, with Cardiff losing most of their advantage over Leeds, but not so much that they lost their third spot. The road relays mark the end of summer. Winter is coming. And with it, cross country. Rally to the flag. It's the best in Surrey" EALING HALF MARATHON Sunday 25th September Most results were in the last e-news. Ellie Luxmoore adds on behalf of fellow juniors Jess Harbert, Cecily Day and Tom Bradley: "We are all super chuffed with our times for a first half marathon. We also managed to raise £1,105 excluding gift aid for Small Steps Charity. However Tom Bradley who did it with us, was missing from the e-news results, his time was amazing at 1:27.10 (chip 1:27.00). LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 30th September in Hyde Park 1 B Fairhall (Redway) 16.17 8 Ian Kenton 16.48 117 Neil Walford 21.11 183 Kevin Jacques 23.10 207 Andy Bickerstaff 24.23 233 Alan Davidson 25.35 245 Pete Warren 26.13 BOURNEMOUTH MARATHON Sunday 2nd October 1 S Bett (Kenya) 2:17.59 (chip time 2:17.59) 17 Steve Whitehead 2:49.30 (2:49.27) LISBON ROCK'N'ROLL MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON Sunday 2nd October Marathon 1 A Kering (Kenya) 2:10.27 (chip time 2:10.27) 6 S Chepchirchir (Kenya) 2:24.13 (2:24.12 - 1st woman) 3424 Deborah Blakemore 5:38.54 (5:34.01) Half Marathon 1 N Ablosom (Eritrea) 1:02.39 (chip time 1:02.37) G Yalew (Ethiopia) 1:10.25 (1:10.23 - 1st woman) 3824 Lorna Smith 2:15.32 (2:10.42) 5544 Katie Walton 2:52.05 (2:47.15) KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 5th October at Woking 1 S Donaghy (Herne Hill) 25.30 (actual time 19.00) 11 Sonia Rowland 26.18 (22.03) 27 Alan Davidson 30.10 (26.25) LANGDALE HORSESHOE FELL RACE 12.5 miles, 4,600 ft ascent Saturday 8th October Competing in the colours of Preston Harriers, our new member Nic Jackson finished in 2nd place in the women's race. This result also secured her second place in the English Fell Running Championship. 1 V Wilkinson (Bingley) 2:22.50 2 Nic Jackson (Preston) 2:27.07 ALCESTER 10km Sunday 9th October Ted Mockett was narrowly outsprinted for the top spot. 1 J McLeod (Coventry G) 35.49 (chip time 35.49) 2 Ted Mockett 35.52 (35.52) 27 J Scott (unatt) 41.48 (41.48 - 1st woman) 297 Ellen van Keulen 57.25 (57.47) KINGSTON CHALLENGE MARATHON, 16m and 8.2m Sunday 9th October Verka Lafeuille and Paul Nicoll set marathon PBs, Marie Synnott-Wells was 3rd woman in the 16 miler and Marie and Heather Martingell were 1st and 2nd in the 16m W50 category. Marathon 1 R Marriott (unatt) 2:34.30 (chip time 2:34.26) 6 B Smith (unatt) 2:55.42 (2:55.34 - 1st woman) 7 Paul Nicoll 2:55.45 (2:55.41) 58 Verka Lafeuille 3:46.31 (3:44.52) 116 Ian Grange 4:49.41 (4:48.01) 16m 1 S Barrett (Serp) 1:35.23 (chip time 1:35.23) 15 I Rea (West 4) 1:53.15 (1:53.09 - 1st woman) 30 Marie Synnott-Wells 1:56.55 (1:56.48) 76 Heather Martingell 2:14.49 (2:12.59) 8.2m 1 D Best (unatt) 47.47 (chip time 47.47) 23 B Neale (unatt) 56.30 (56.25 - 1st woman) 83 Paul Wapshott 64.37 (62.46) 102 Rue Turner 66.05 (64.15) 107 Elisa Ferrua 66.22 (64.32) 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 5km Saturday 1st October Bushy Park This was the 12th anniversary of the original parkrun. Rachel Rowan 19.31 (82.15%), Paul Sinton-Hewitt 22.05 (70.19%), Simon Rothwell 22.05 (73.89%), Claire Warner 24.58 (PB), Andrew Brown 25.15 (65.81%) Wimbledon Common Phil Jackson 26.01 (65.09%), Oliver Beal 30.57 (PB and jnr) Richmond Park Jordan Mungovan 17.22 (74.47%), Andrew Forth 19.54 (73.53%), James Ritchie 20.01 (70.27%), Jess Harbert 21.58 (68.82% and jnr), Cecily Day 23.26 (jnr), Christopher Parsons 24.00 (71.88%) Luton Wardown Heather Martingell 23.17 (72.87% and PB) Old Deer Park Eirin McDaid 16.40 (77.50%), Dan Little 19.06 (69.90%), Kris Davidson 19.37 (70.60%), Suzy Whatmough 20.34 (71.96%), James Rushby 25.19 (jnr), Ben Rushby 29.27 (67.12% and jnr) Gravesend Peter Weir 22.13 (66.92%), Karen Weir 23.53 (65.39%) Highbury Fields Peter Faull 18.39 (69.97%) Crane Park Jonny Brook 20.21 (73.05% and jnr and PB), Kevin Kearey 22.04 (65.79%), Daniel Rushby 22.41 (69.58% and jnr and PB), Phil Rushby 26.36 (PB), Josie Kearey 26.45 (jnr) Inverness Bruce McLaren 19.57 (73.93 and PB) Wycombe Rye Kabir Sait 20.34 (72.29% and jnr) Swansea Bay Nick Fordham 23.00 (jnr) SAVILL GARDENS JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 2nd October 1 S Darroch (unatt) 7.42 144 James Ricketts 13.41 195 Connor Scally 16.12 parkruns 5km Saturday 8th October Bushy Park Nick Wright 17.16 (76.83%), James Whistler 19.21 (66.67%), Jackie Dunkley 29.20 (66.14%) Richmond Park Tom Bradley 18.36 (72.58% and jnr), John Shaw 19.16 (80.45%), Bill Neely 19.61 (78.76%), Jess Harbert 21.23 (70.69% and jnr), Kevin Kearey 22.17 (65.15%), Cecily Day 23.27 (jnr), Ellie Luxmoore 23.30 (jnr), Sam Rushby 23.38 (72.00% and jnr and PB), Robert Hillhouse 24.46 (PB), Gavin Hillhouse 24.46 (PB), Ben Rushby 29.41 (66.59% and jnr) Old Deer Park Kris Davidson 18.54 (73.28%), Peter Weir 20.52 (71.25%), Luke Maguire 27.13 (jnr) Newcastle Emma Wellham 22.45 (65.05%) Ipswich Rachel Revett 24.28 (PB) Kingston Aoife Kilpatrick 25.52 (PB) Southsea Alan Davidson 25.33 (68.23%) Gunnersbury Paul Sinton-Hewitt 22.22 (69.30%), Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.32 (67.30%) Wormwood Scrubs Pete Warren 27.44 (69.53%) Crane Park Kabir Sait 19.56 (74.585 and jnr and PB), Dan Little 19.58 (66.86%), Michelle Beaumont 20.30 (72.68% and PB), Josie Kearey 25.13 (jnr) Osterley Park Rebecca Northmore 22.58 (64.44%), Phil Jackson 24.12 (69.97%) Reigate Priory Duncan Mallison 20.16 (67.85%) Swansea Bay Nick Fordham 21.55 (jnr) Tooting Common Marie Synnott-Wells 20.11 (85.14%) FINALLY... 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