*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 498 7th April 2017 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Deborah Blakemore wins the Baker Cup * Fastest times by Ted Mockett and Nic Jackson * Ranelagh women finish 17th in the SEAA 6-stage relay * Junior age group championships won by Harriet Wiltshire, Josie Kearey, Freddie Lett and Tom Armstrong * Thames Towpath 10 and Brighton Marathon this Sunday * Still time to enter or volunteer to help at our Half Marathon on April 30th ATTENTION PLEASE **************** RANELAGH RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 30th April There is still time to volunteer to help at our half marathon - contact Tamsin email@example.com . There is also still time to enter if you plan to run. We currently have just over 30 Ranelagh names in a total entry so far of approaching 800. The race is included in the Surrey Road League and our own Road Grand Prix, and is also the Surrey county championship. Details and entry: THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles Sunday 9th April at Chiswick. 8.30am start. This ever-popular race will be the opening fixture in our 2017 Road Grand Prix. The entry limit of 750 has been reached, including over 30 from Ranelagh. BRIGHTON MARATHON Sunday 9th April and LONDON MARATHON Sunday 23rd April Good luck to all those with upcoming marathons! SUTTON 10km Sunday 7th May Following our Half Marathon, this is the next race in the Surrey Road League and the Ranelagh Road Grand Prix. 9.30am start at Nonsuch Park. Details and entry:. Note the entry limit of 500 is usually reached. RANELAGH RICHMOND 10k Sunday 18th June Race Director Rick Jenner writes: "In a little over two months it'll be time for the Ranelagh 10k on Sunday 18th June. Entries are now open, so please do visit: to put your name down. You may notice we've had to put prices up by £1 to £13 this year to account for the increased costs in putting on the event but it's still got to be the best value event around. In past years we've had a fantastic number of Ranelagh members enter, as well as great support from people helping out as marshals etc. We need over 50 people to ensure the safe running of the event so if you can spare the time please email Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether you're running or helping, please put the date in your diaries and spread the word to friends and family." WIMBLEDON COMMON TRAIL SERIES Andy Bickerstaff writes: "This is the 4th year your ever stressed Ranelagh Chief Race Organiser will be doing the trail series of races on Wednesday evenings on Wimbledon Common. The first race on 3rd May is already well over half full and as usual looking like a mob match between Clapham and Fulham. It would be good to see a few of my own club keeping their cross country skills alive over this summer and giving those clubs a race. Enter here: for 1st race or click through to enter all 3. As ever a free bar is provided after the race for anyone who can help me out on the evenings - please get in touch email@example.com ." RANELAGH JUNIORS The joint Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series begins on Thursday 27th April. There are six events altogether, the first taking place at the Hawker Centre and subsequent events at the Ranelagh clubhouse or at the Hawker Centre. Registration is from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Full details:. NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB Our annual "mini mob match" against the Stragglers will take place this year on Saturday 24th June, incorporated within the Bushy Park parkrun. Please note the date now, and opt for the Bushy Park parkrun that day rather than your usual favourite. SIT VAC We have another club job to fill - that of Assistant Clubhouse Manager. We need someone to help Clive Naish with routine maintenance jobs at the clubhouse (NOT cleaning). If you can help, please reply to this e-mail. 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. 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 9th April Thames Towpath 10 miles at Chiswick. See above. Brighton Marathon Sunday 23rd April London Marathon Thursday 27th April Stragglers / Ranelagh Junior Handicap Series race 1. 7.30pm start (register from 7pm) at the Hawker Centre. See above for details. Sunday 30th April Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon. Entry and details:. Sunday 7th May Sutton 10km. Entry and details:. 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 *************** SOUTH OF ENGLAND 12 and 6 stage Relays Saturday 25th March at Cyclopark, Gravesend We had a team and a half making the journey down to Kent for the women's South of England 6 stage relay. Athletics Weekly's correspondent was critical of the course, which was just over 2km in length. Both the men's and the women's races ran a mixture of "long" and "short" stages, the long being three laps and the short two laps. The men's race was therefore over a total of 30 laps and the women's 14. "After a while," wrote the AW correspondent, "it was difficult for spectators and officials to know what was happening and even some athletes got confused." Estelle Damant ran a strong opening stage and brought our 'A' team home inside the top ten. Suzy Whatmough tackled the first of the two long stages and was up against tough opposition but brought us home 21st. Alice Forbes made a great debut for the club on lap 3, regaining three places. Then it was a long stage again for Becky Northmore coming home in 19th, and Marie Synnott-Wells completed stage 5 in 20th place. Skipper Becky Curtis-Hall ran the anchor and brought us through to an excellent 17th out of 38 starters. Claire Warner, Heather Martingell and Charlie Hyde formed the 'B' team which was in 33rd spot after three stages. Women's 6-stage 1 Winchester & Dist AC 1:47.16 17 Ranelagh H 'A' 2:03.46 9 Estelle Damant 16.25 21 Suzy Whatmough 27.09 18 Alice Forbes 17.21 19 Becky Northmore 27.21 20 Marie Synnott-Wells 17.37 17 Becky Curtis-Hall 17.53 nf Ranelagh H 'B' 36 Claire Warner 21.55 37 Heather Martingell 30.26 33 Charlie Hyde 20.20 BAKER CUP 3 miles road handicap Saturday 1st April in Richmond Park Phil Killingley writes: "A lovely weekend for running our shortest handicap. Deborah Blakemore picked up a superb 2m 06s win in the handicap stakes, followed by serial handicap winner Ian Grange and 77 year-old Allan Lang. In speed order, Ted Mockett's meteoric return to form saw him oust Dr Haarer, both notching up times of sub-17min. Dave Lawley just missed out on that, with 17:01, but his consolation prize was the McLeod Trophy, which he paraded later across social media with all the pride of someone who has had to fight tooth and nail for silverware. A thoroughly deserved victory, Dave competed in every single one of the 16 events that make up this trophy. He was pushed nearly all the way by Peter Haarer. Jon Smith snuck into third place, creeping past Richard Gregory at last knockings. This trophy continues to fascinate, after the epic Twomey - Anderson battle of 2015-16, and it'll be fascinating to see who can nail it next year. We're not sure if a woman has filled the position of last starter in a handicap before, but that dubious honour went on this occasion to Nic Jackson. Having run 16 miles before the race it was not surprising that she didn't progress far through the field but still set the fastest women's time of 18:59, ahead of Rebecca Northmore on 19:56 and Becky Curtis-Hall on 20:28. Rebecca Northmore picked up the Women's Performance Award by some distance with second place on Saturday. The Points Prize for consistency in handicaps was won jointly by Corinne Bishop and Julian Holden. McLeod Trophy final standings: here . Women's Performance Award final standings: here . Points Prize final standings: here . Baker Cup photos: here ." There was a full house later on at the Roebuck for the Supper and Mr President's Prize Presentations. Many thanks to Michele Gibson and Andy Hayward for organising the proceedings in their usual efficient manner. Many thanks also to Heather Martingell whose difficult task it was to collect up the trophies for engraving and in some cases clean and polish them - shame on you trophy holders who failed to clean them yourself! RANELAGH JUNIOR AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIP RACES Saturday 1st April in Richmond Park Trevor Maguire reports: "On Saturday we had our second Ranelagh junior race of the year and luckily we had some lovely spring weather to accompany us. This time it was a Ranelagh only event for our juniors with boys/girls trophies across various age groups up for grabs. After the usual traffic issues around Richmond and organised chaos at the start, we managed to have 23 runners on the start line. We had lost a few runners in advance due to the Easter holidays and a few other reasons along the way: some of our older runners were at triathlon training camp; we lost some older boys to illness/injury and one runner didn't feel able to start on the day. The course was based on the Baker Cup route but shortened slightly to make it a 2km loop. All runners started at the same time, with the U11s doing one lap (2km) and the other age groups doing two laps (4km). Obviously being young and full of the joys of spring everyone charged off around the back of the Ballet School at great speed. As the older runners came around on the first lap it was Tom Armstrong who was running strongly and had the lead (backing up his excellent performances in the Surrey League and Inter-Club/Junior Champs). He was followed closely by the veteran Euan Sinclair (if ever an U13 can be called a veteran it is Euan who has performed at a consistently high level for us for many years already) with Matthew O'Donovan tracking Euan in third. At this point we let the older runners continue on their second lap as our concentration shifted to focus on our U11s racing over one lap. First in was Freddie Lett, who was keeping up with the older boys, and suddenly put on a sprint finish to record a fast time of 7:37 (many of our senior runners would love to be able to run this fast on an undulating 2km course). As we double-checked our watches to make sure the fast time was correct we then had to look up again as Harriet Wiltshire was striding through the finishing line to win in 7:51 - a very deceptive runner whose elegant strides belie real speed. Now that we had our two winners our attention turned to the rest of our U11s. Next came Harry Armstrong (2nd in 8:00 and who has been chomping at the bit to get involved in some races all season), with Daniel Rushby 3rd U11 boy in 8:07. Just missing out on a medal was the unlucky Cameron Elliott in 8:15 who was closely followed by his younger brother Zachary in 8:37. Zachary Elliott marked the start of our very young boys (when you look at their times remember they are in the region of 7, 8, and 9 years old!!) as next came Sam Rushby in 8:43, followed by the effervescent Nathaniel Bond in 8:56 and then Bruce McLaren's young son Campbell in 10:24. Meanwhile the U11 Girls were filtering through the finish funnel and Astrid Roper finished strongly to secure 2nd place in 9:22 whilst Ciara McLaren stormed across the line in 3rd in 9:50. Next to finish were the Sinclair sisters with Eilidh in 10:22 and 6 year old Isla in 11:14 (watch out for these two in years to come)! As soon as our U11s finished we craned our necks to look out for the older runners doing two laps. And sure enough Tom had maintained his lead over Euan. Euan finished the undulating 4km course in a really good time of 15:06 which is more or less 6min/mile pace but it wasn't enough as Tom's time was 14:32 and he duly won the Boys U13 trophy! A further impressive time was logged by Matthew O'Donovan who clocked 15:28 in third place and was not far behind Euan. The standard remained high as Luke Sale (17:28), Ruben Eburne (17:50), Finlay Sinclair (18:23 and slower than he had hoped as he was under the weather), James Rushby (19:11) and Luke's brother Billy Sale (20:16). The loudest cheer of the day was reserved for the U15 Girls champion, as the ever smiling Josie Kearey crossed the line in 18:26. Unfortunately Lexi Keech (who has recently represented Middlesex in the Inter-Counties) had to stop as she had an asthma attack - Lexi wisely decided not to finish but was OK. So we had 22 runners finish an enjoyable run around before the Baker Cup Handicap started in earnest. Finally many thanks to Colin and his coaching team (Maia, Helen and Susan) for all of the support for our junior runners throughout the year. Also thanks to Andy Bickerstaff for setting up the course and for all of the marshals who helped out on the day. We had a lovely presentation event at the Ranelagh Club House on Tuesday 4th April after junior training (a few photos are on Facebook). It was nice to have lots of our senior runners there to recognise and support the excellent performances of our juniors." Ranelagh Under 11 Girls Championship Cup donated by Jack Ellicock (2km - one lap) 1 Harriet Wiltshire 7:51 2 Astrid Roper 9:22 3 Ciara McLaren 9:50 4 Eilidh Sinclair 10:22 5 Isla Sinclair 11:14 Ranelagh Under 15 Girls Championship Cup donated by Jack Ellicock (4km - two laps) 1 Josie Kearey 18:26 Ranelagh Under 11 Boys Championship Cup donated by Jack Ellicock (2km - one lap) 1 Freddie Lett 7:37 2 Harry Armstrong 8:00 3 Daniel Rushby 8:07 4 Cameron Elliott 8:15 5 Zachary Elliott 8:37 6 Sam Rushby 8:43 7 Nathaniel Bond 8:56 8 Campbell McLaren 10:24 Ranelagh Under 13 Boys Championship - Centenary Cup (4km - two laps) 1 Tom Armstrong 14:32 2 Euan Sinclair 15:06 3 Matthew O'Donovan 15:28 4 Luke Sale 17:28 5 Reuben Eburne 17:50 6 Finlay Sinclair 18:23 7 James Rushby 19:11 8 Billy Sale 20:16 The David Malleson Trophy for the most improved junior runner has been awarded to Ewan Lorimer. ED PRICKETT RELAYS Saturday 18th March at Nottingham Estelle Damant ran the anchor stage for the winning Loughborough University team, with a time of 14.09 for the 2 miles+ course. This was just one second outside the fastest lap of the day. LONG MYND VALLEYS ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP FELL RACE 18.5km/1372m climb Saturday 25th March at Church Stretton, Staffs. Running in Preston colours, Nic Jackson finished in runner-up position to the formidable Victoria Wilkinson of Bingley, 1:41.10 to 1:48.14. KINGSTON BREAKFAST RUNS Sunday 26th March Plenty of Ranelagh Harriers used the longer events as training spins for spring Marathons. The list below may be incomplete as the official results unfortunately include few club names. In the 16.2 miles race Fiona Ford was the leading veteran, and in the 8.2 miles Martin Halvey was 2nd over 55. 8.2 miles 1 A Goddard (Bas & MH) 46.55 (chip time 46.55) 4 Sean Paynter 49.05 (49.03) 8 Michael Morris 49.45 (49.44) 31 Martin Halvey 56.08 (56.04) 44 S Tabor (unatt) 58.09 (57.38 - 1st woman) 65 Daniel Chiechi 60.28 (59.50) 130 Elisa Ferrua 65.42 (64.19) 154 Jo Billings 66.32 (65.10) 794 Cindy Croucher 96.57 (96.57) 795 Tanya Allen 96.57 (96.23) 889 Louise Wapshott 128.31 (122.50) 16.2 miles 1 G King (Winch) 1:33.17 (chip time 1:33.17) 4 I Clark (unatt) 1:36.49 (1:36.47 - 1st woman) 15 Jonathan Smith 1:43.37 (1:43.35) 49 Dan Little 1:51.56 (1:51.52) 59 Fiona Ford 1:54.00 (1:53.56) 69 Bill Neely 1:55.18 (1:55.16) 335 Jarryd Hillhouse 2:29.42 (2:25.36) 352 Robbie Hillhouse 2:31.34 (2:27.27) 353 Gavin Hillhouse 2:31.35 (2:27.28) 20.1 miles 1 C Ogilvie (Serp) 1:56.33 (chip time 1:56.33) 12 R Penfold (Fulham) 2:11.08 (2:11.06 - 1st woman) 13 Nick Twomey 2:12.20 (2:12.17) 21 Ted Mockett 2:17.20 (2:17.20) 22 James Whistler 2:17.27 (2:17.24) 37 Rick Jenner 2:19.57 (2:19.53) 38 Dave Lawley 2:19.59 (2:19.57) 64 Richard Gurd 2:26.42 (2:26.34) 204 Amelie Hunton 2:49.13 (2:48.54) 213 Chris Cato 2:50.50 (2:50.05) 215 Paul Hodges 2:50.58 (2:50.13) 369 Siobhan Sharp 3:10.29 (3:09.47) 400 Alastair Ritchie 3:14.20 (3:13.57) CRANLEIGH 15m / 21m Sunday 26th March 15 miles 1 T Robertson (Ravens) 1:30.38 11 Bruce McLaren 1:49.43 56 Michelle Beaumont 2:06.50 21 miles 1 S Holloway (Salisbury) 1:58.11 35 Duncan Mallison 2:29.14 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 31st March 1 J McMurray (St Albans) 14.56 7 Ian Kenton 16.33 235 Andy Bickerstaff 25.47 256 Pete Warren 29.15 OAKLEY 20 miles Sunday 2nd April 1 E Hind (L Buzz) 1:52.20 (chip time 1:52.19) 34 Z Smith (Rutland) 2:16.04 (2:15.51 - 1st woman) 431 Kevin Kearey 3:01.14 (3:00.21) 434 Ann Kearey 3:01.25 (3:00.34) 604 Mike White 3:21.33 (3:20.08) PADDOCK WOOD HALF MARATHON Sunday 2nd April 1 D Gaffney (SLH) 68.36 50 Carl Selya-Hammer 76.54 RUNTHROUGH WIMBLEDON COMMON HALF MARATHON Sunday 2nd April 1 M Price (Renegade Tri) 1:20.31 (chip time 1:20.31) 313 Adrienne Baddeley 1:57.52 (1:54.30) MARCHESATO 10km Sunday 2nd April 1 S Intagliata (Italy) 32.59 33 Elisa Ferrua 47.22 parkrun results... For those of you who are not currently shown as Ranelagh in the parkrun database, it would be very helpful if you could update your details. You can also access Ranelagh results here:. parkruns 5km Saturday 25th March Bushy Park Nick WRIGHT 17:45, Alexander FORDHAM 19:13, Emily COULSON 20:45, Adam WRIGHT 21:43, Llewellyn DAVIES 22:19, James WHISTLER 22:22, Amy SILLITOE 25:47, John HANSCOMB 51:04 Richmond Park Michael MORRIS 18:41, Bill NEELY 20:40, Jess HARBERT (jnr) 21:45, John HOBSON 21:48, Wiebke KORTUM 22:12, Steve AIKIN 22:24, Christopher READ 22:55, Cecily DAY (jnr) 23:28, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 23:32, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 24:24, Karl GARVEY 24:59, Simon TAYLOR 25:08, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 25:12, Maia RUSHBY 25:13, Amrut SHARMA 25:19, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 25:42, Carol AIKIN 25:50, Clare DAY 26:11, Karen HARBERT 26.36, Gavin HILLHOUSE 26:42, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 27:20, Michael SIKORA 27:51, Rob KITCHEN 27:55, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 28:20, Phil RUSHBY 28:21, Andrew BROWN 29:04, James RUSHBY (jnr) 29:06, Deepa SHARMA 29:44, Sally BAMFORD 30:03, Paula MAGUIRE 30:03, Tamsin BURLAND 30:05, Bronwen NORTHMORE 33:01, Robert HILLHOUSE 37:19, Beverley ALI 45:22, Pat HEWLETT 45:23, Penny MERRETT 50:02 Bedfont Lakes Rob CURTIS 23:53 Black Park Lee DAVIES 22:00 Old Deer Park Trevor MAGUIRE 19:43, Kris DAVIDSON 20:05, Luke MAGUIRE 24:37, Mark ROPER 27:48, Melanie DAVISON 28:36, Julian HOLDEN 31:29, Katrina ROCHE 33:50, Katie WALTON 36:51, Vicky PORDAN 45:13 Kingston Nathaniel BOND (jnr) 23:30, Chris CAMACHO 24:20, Verka LAFEUILLE 25:58, Tom REAY 27:11, Fiona PUGH 38:57 Newbury Henry MAGUIRE 53:32 Gloucester North John ATKINSON 20:33 Princes Park, Liverpool Paul SINTON-HEWITT 20:38 Linford Wood Jane CRAIGIE-PAYNE 27:04 Tilgate Duncan MALLISON 19:27 Crane Park Eric PLUE 20:12, Daniel CHIECHI 21:40, Richard GURD 22:27, Josie KEAREY (jnr) 24:36, Ann KEAREY 24:38, Kevin KEAREY 24:39, Mark HERBERT 24:41, Colette DORAN 28:59 Preston Park, Brighton John PRATT 27:32 Fulham Palace Tomas STERNER 30:04 Parke Mike PEACE 25:37, Mike WHITE 28:54 Harwich Anna REICHWALD 24:48 Swansea Bay Nick FORDHAM 20:06 Rushmere Clare FOWLER 34:16 Stratford-upon-Avon Paul HODGES 21:24 Treviso, Italy Peter FORDHAM 27:18 parkruns 5km Saturday 1st April Bushy Park Nick WRIGHT 17:48, James WHISTLER 20:39, Rob KITCHEN 26:36, John HANSCOMB 53:18, Leeanne BRYCE 56:29, Carol AIKIN 56:32, Melanie DAVISON 56:32, Ashleigh FERRIS 56:35, Colette DORAN 56:37, Michael WHITE 56:38 Richmond Park Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 18:32, James RITCHIE 22:14, Matt SOWTON 22:46, Ellie LUXMOORE (jnr) 24:12, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 24:22, Cecily DAY (jnr) 24:33, Simon TAYLOR 24:34, Maia RUSHBY 24:56, Karl GARVEY 25:17, Robert HILLHOUSE 25:46, Aoife KILPATRICK 26:07, Michael BEVERLY 26:54, Amrut SHARMA 27:26, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 27:47, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 27:51, Phil RUSHBY 27:51, Michael SIKORA 28:02, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 29:39, Ally PICKARD 29:41, Andrew BROWN 38:51, Pat HEWLETT 41:35 Old Deer Park Eirin McDaid and Jodie Grey were the leading man and woman respectively. Eirin MC DAID 17:23, Kevin KNOWLES 22:42, Jodie GRAY 25:28, Julian HOLDEN 30:07 Andover Peter FORDHAM 28:01 Kingston Marc Snaith was second finisher. Marc SNAITH 18:00, Chris CATO 22:15, Fiona PUGH 26:51, Chris CAMACHO 31:13 Highbury Fields Peter FAULL 19:28 Bradford Rick JENNER 19:03 Gunnersbury Chris READ 22:38 Bracknell Deirdre INMAN 38:01 Tilgate Duncan MALLISON 18:41 Crane Park Nick Twomey was first home. Nicholas TWOMEY 17:05, Richard GURD 19:40, Eric PLUE 20:03, Daniel CHIECHI 23:01, Tomas STERNER 25:20, Michelle BEAUMONT 26:08, Heather MARTINGELL 26:09, Victoria ORME 30:32, Tamsin BURLAND 30:59, Su CLARK 40:36 Dougnes, Cubnezais, France Paul SINTON-HEWITT 20:27, Jo SINTON-HEWITT 31:58 Preston Park, Brighton John PRATT 27:23 Osterley Park Michael OSBORNE 27:59, Katie WALTON 38:27, Cindy CROUCHER 38:30 Swansea Bay Nick FORDHAM 20:14 Glossop Peter WEIR 20:52, Karen WEIR 23:10 Stratford-upon-Avon Paul HODGES 21:21 Puarenga, New Zealand Richard Gregory and Laura Blazey very nearly filled the top two places, Laura being just pushed back to third overall. Richard GREGORY 16:05, Laura BLAZEY 19:47 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 2nd April Bushy Park Harriet WILTSHIRE 8:19, Finlay SINCLAIR 8:27, Eilidh SINCLAIR 10:34, Isla SINCLAIR 10:58 Savill Gardens James RICKETTS 13:09 FINALLY... Steve Smythe, results editor for Athletics Weekly has become a world record holder of sorts. By clocking 2:56:21 in Seville in March he became the first runner to achieve a span of over 40 years between sub-3 hour marathons. His first was 2:54 on his debut at Harlow in Oct 1976 at age 18. His fastest was 2:29:42 in the 1981 London. Amongst those chasing the record was our own Mick Lane who ran 2:42 at age 18 but just missed three hours on his most recent run.