Newsdesk 2017

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 511               10th October 2017
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *  Andy Woodhouse wins the Page Cup handicap
 *  Fastest times by Marc Leyshon and Becky Curtis-Hall
 *  Ranelagh women finish 62nd in the National road relays
 *  Ted Mockett wins the Alcester 10k
 *  Opening Surrey League races at Reigate this Saturday 14th October.
 *  Closing date approaching fast for entries to the Surrey Masters
     (Veterans) Championships
 *  Book now for our Christmas Party

 The opening Surrey League races for our men’s and women’s teams both take
 place on Saturday 14th October in Priory Park, Reigate. It’s unusual
 nowadays for both teams to be at the same venue, and this is the only time
 this season that we’ll have that luxury, so make the most of it! Mind, it’ll
 be a long day. Not before time the decision has been made to split the
 women’s race – which has been attracting fields in excess of 400 - into
 separate division 1 and division 2 races.  The first senior race will start
 at 11am, the under 17 / under 15 girls will run at 12 noon, the under 13
 girls at 12.30pm and the second senior race at 1pm. The divisions will
 alternate as to which races first. At Reigate, our race – Division 1 – will
 be at 11am. Then, following on from the second women’s race will come the
 boys race (all age groups together) at 2.30pm and finally the men’s Division
 1 senior race at 3pm.

 Men’s Captain Phil Killingley writes:
 “The Surrey League is a big focus for the men's team in the winter racing
 calendar.  Previously the preserve of sub 36min 10km runners, so hot was our
 top ten, we're now posting both an A team and a B team for this series of
 four races.  The A team will do very well to get anywhere near last season's
 awesome third place in the league.  But can the B team be the best?  
 Ranelagh's strength in depth, if converted into race attendance, makes this
 emphatically possible.“

 Here's Women’s Captain Becky Curtis-Hall:
 “Surrey League is a great way to getting into cross country racing for those
 who have never done it before. The first two fixtures are 6k, so just a
 little longer than a parkrun. The scoring works like this: the position of
 the first five runners from each team is added up to give the team score.
 The lower the better. Everybody helps the team - even if you are not in the
 first five, you push other runners from other teams down so give their teams
 higher team scores. The more runners who turn out for us the better. As if
 that wasn't enough to persuade you, the vice captains and I bake cakes to
 enjoy afterwards!”

 Reigate’s Priory Park has toilets and a café. There are several  pay car
 parks in the vicinity and Reigate railway station is a short walk away –
 though rail services may be restricted.
 Richmond Park. 
 As usual we are hosting the Surrey Masters, and the closing date for entries
 is noon on the 14th October. NOTE LATE RACE START TIMES. There are two
 races: the first, at 3.30pm, is for men over 60 and all women 35 and above
 over a 6km course. Then at 4.15pm men 40-59 run 10km. There are championship
 medals in 5 year age groups and team awards in 10 year age groups. You must
 be Surrey / SW London qualified by birth or residence to take part. Entries
 must be made in advance – men contact Trevor Maguire
 trevor.maguire@bt.com , women contact Becky or Phil
 ranelagh.women@gmail.com. Entries will be accepted on the day at £8
 but will be ineligible for the team competition.   

 SOUTH OF ENGLAND XC RELAYS  Saturday 21st October at Wormwood Scrubs
 Wormwood Scrubs is the venue for the South of England Cross-Country Relays,
 but note it is the same day as the Surrey Masters. Contact the Captains /
 Team Managers  if you want to run.

 CABBAGE PATCH 10 miles  Sunday 15th October at Twickenham.
 Good luck to our 42 entries in the Cabbage Patch 10. It’s the day after the
 opening Surrey League races but some are believed to be doubling up! 

 As we reach the 13th anniversary of the very first parkrun, Karen Weir
 writes about her memories and involvement here:. 
 CHRISTMAS PARTY  Saturday 9th December
 Oh, I know it’s only October but Christmas will be upon us before we know
 where we are. The club Christmas bash will be at the Lass O’Richmond Hill
 pub in Queen’s Road, Richmond on Saturday 9th December at 7pm. It’s £40 per
 head to include a three course dinner and wine, dancing and a disc jockey.
 We’re limited to 80 places and nearly half have already been taken. So
 reserve your place without delay! E-mail Michele Gibson
 (mailto:micheleagibson@hotmail.com) or put your name on the list at the
 clubhouse. There’s also a menu at the clubhouse. Cheques should be payable
 to Ranelagh Harriers and left in an envelope at the clubhouse or posted to
 Michele Gibson, 79 Thames Side, Staines upon Thames, Middx TW18 2HF. For
 BACS payments it’s Ranelagh Harriers, sort code 401310, account 12154501,
 reference Club Xmas and your Name. 

 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. 

 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 14th October       Women’s and Men’s Surrey Cross-Country League,
 both at Reigate. Women at 11am, men at 3pm.  

 Sunday 15th October         Cabbage Patch 10 miles at Twickenham. Entries
 already closed

 Saturday 21st October       Surrey Vets Championships in Richmond Park.
 Start 3.30pm for M60s and women, 4.15pm for M40s and M50s
                                          Also South of England XC Relays at
 Wormwood Scrubs, women 11.15am start

 Saturday 28th October       Surrey Junior Cross-Country Relays at Stoke
 Park, Guildford. 1pm start

 Saturday 4th November     Mob Match v Thames H&H at Kingston Vale. 2.30pm
                                          Also National XC Relays at Berry
 Hill Park, Mansfield, women 14:05 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

 Results were in the last e-news. After initial hope and uncertainty it was
 finally confirmed that our men’s team narrowly missed qualifying for the
 National Road Relays. Results have been updated several times but according
 to the latest version it looks like we were pushed out by a matter of

 PAGE CUP 5 miles HANDICAP  Saturday 30th September in Richmond Park
 As usual the race for the Page Cup attracted a smaller field than for the
 Thomas Cup earlier in the month but in the end 36 members took part.
 Thankfully it was a fairly bright and dry afternoon and we had none of the
 chaos that ensued for our previous two handicaps which were both hit by
 torrential downpours. Instead we had to contend with rutting stags, and one
 particularly noisy animal in the woods just before the climb up to the
 finish. Fortunately he kept to his path and we kept to ours, but his
 alarming bellows may well have added a little to the pace of the more timid

 To Clive Naish fell the honour of being the first starter, followed one
 minute later by Hilary Thomson. Clive has we believe never been the “limit”
 runner before, and nor has he ever won an open club handicap trophy. The
 former had been thrust upon him…perhaps he could add the latter by his own

 Clive kept up a good pace, but Hilary inexorably closed in. Would the race
 finally be decided between the two of them, or would the chasing crowd
 suddenly appear and sweep past leaving them floundering? Into the woods with
 a mile to go they were side by side, and no-one else in sight. Surely they
 would hang on? Who would be the stronger? Did Hilary have anything left or
 would Clive’s experience tell? Little did Clive know that Hilary was running
 as a guest and was ineligible for the trophy anyway. He would go for it.

 Round the final turn and it was Clive still in front. Then a few metres
 behind came another figure, and it wasn’t Hilary. No, it was Andy Woodhouse
 who had started some fifteen minutes behind Clive. He too had never won a
 club trophy and this was his chance. He speedily ate up the ground between
 himself and Clive and forged into the lead. Clive hung on grimly but it was
 not to be. Andy crossed the line three seconds to the good, and Clive will
 have to wait a little longer for that elusive trophy. 

 Rob Curtis slipped into the bronze medal position  followed across the line
 by Hilary and another guest Niamh Holt. In official 4th place was Chris
 Hunton who seems to make a speciality of this race, having won the Cup in
 both 2011 and 2016.    

 Fastest time was an impressive 27.53 by newcomer Marc Leyshon. Mark Herbert
 was the only other runner inside the half hour – 29.49 – and George Howard’s
 30.05 was third. Fastest woman was Becky Curtis-Hall whose 32.34 was an 84
 seconds course PB. Suzy Whatmough’s 33.31 was also a course PB, though she’d
 only run it once before. Bonnie Morgan’s 36.28 was third fastest.

 NATIONAL ROAD RELAYS  Saturday 7th October at Sutton Park, Birmingham
 As noted above, our men’s team narrowly failed to qualify for the National
 Relay. Our women faced no such hurdles, as their race is still open to all.
 Consequently we had one team flying the Ranelagh flag, and of the four
 runners in the team, two were making their club debuts in this type of
 event. We wound up in a respectable 62nd place out of 85 finishers.

 Senior Women
 1   Aldershot F&D AC          58.26
 62  Ranelagh H                74.07
     Becky Curtis-Hall     56  16.27
     Charlotte Hyde        68  19.25
     Marianne Malam        71  20.21
     Ria Woodfield         62  17.54                 

 Additional to the results shown in the last e-news. This was Ian Grange’s
 75th marathon.

 99  Bruce McLaren             3:27.08
 595 Ian Grange                4:29.06

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km  Friday 29th September in Hyde Park 
 1   Z Randall (Shaft B)       16.00
 4   Ian Kenton                17.15
 190 Alan Davidson             27.36

 1   M Welsh (Belgrave)        1:13.38  (chip time 1:13.38)
 25  Paul Nicoll               1:24.20  (1:24.20)
 30  A Germana’ (Sutton R)     1:24.55  (1:24.53 – 1st woman)
 105 Martin Halvey             1:31.58  (1:31.49)
 125 Richard Gurd              1:33.45  (1:33.34)
 138 James Ritchie             1:34.48  (1:34.44)
 284 Kate Woodhouse            1:44.03  (1:43.25)
 366 Kirsty Steel              1:48.19  (1:47.28)
 370 Ben Shore                 1:48.38  (1:47.45)
 429 Toby Cooper               1:50.12  (1:49.21)
 449 Victoria Rinck            1:51.15  (1:50.45)
 859 Colette Doran             2:17.48  (2:15.52)
 902 Roger Wallace             2:21.30  (2:19.39)  

 CARDIFF HALF MARATHON  Sunday 1st October
 1   J Lotiang (Kenya)         1:00.42
 215 David Ready               1:24.14

 MIDDLESEX 10km  Sunday 1st October at Victoria Park
 1   A Abdulle (Hillingdon)    31.15
 26  Carl Selya-Hammer         34.21
 36  Carl Assmundson           35.01 

 ALCESTER 10km  Sunday 8th October
 Ted Mockett finished 2nd in this race last year but went one better this
 time to secure a clear victory.
 Ted writes on Facebook:
 “Very pleased with 1st place at the Alcester 10k this morning. The prize
 money just about covered the second train ticket I had to buy on Friday
 after leaving my original ticket at work!”  

 1  Ted Mockett                35.09

 ROYAL PARKS HALF MARATHON  Sunday 8th October in London
 As is often the case with these big races, club names are not included in
 the results. This makes finding Ranelagh details a tad tricky, but it was
 good to see two RH  home in the top eleven.

 1     J Hoad (Bedford)        1:08.51
 9     Marc Leyshon            1:16.13
 11    Carl Assmundson         1:16.41
 15    S Davis (Clapham)       1:17.25  (1st woman)
 238   Dan Little              1:27.45
 5707  Verka Lafeuille         1:57.09
 13572 John Scally             2:29.49  
 1   J Cieluszecki (Bourn)     2:31.59
 37  Paul Nicoll               3:09.06
 557 Rebecca Northmore         3:58.11  

 CHICAGO MARATHON  Sunday 8th October
 1    Galen Rupp (USA)         2:09.20
 3332 Paul Doyle               3:24.40

 SECOND SUNDAY 5 miles  Sunday 8th October on Wimbledon Common
 1   T Greenwood (TH&H)        29.47
 30  Steve Aikin               38.34   

 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 30th September

 Bushy Park
 Ted MOCKETT 17:08, Mark HERBERT 17:40, Nick WRIGHT 17:42, Richard KIMBER
 18:00, Sam NESBITT (jnr) 19:21, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr) 21:20, Rebecca
 NORTHMORE 21:23, Emily COULSON 21:48, Charlie BROOK (jnr) 24:02, Kate BROOK
 24:03, Michael MORRIS 24:03, James WHISTLER 24:49, Wally GARROD 38:52, John

 Richmond Park
 Jordan Mungovan was 2nd overall and Gill Sanders was the leading woman.
 Jordan MUNGOVAN 17:17, Gillian SANDERS 18:32, Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 19:07, Bill
 NEELY 19:50, Adrienne BADDELEY 20:37, Elisa FERRUA 22:31, Jarryd HILLHOUSE
 22:51, Jeremy DAY 23:02, Jess HARBERT (jnr) 23:19, Karl GARVEY 23:30, Sam
 RUSHBY (jnr) 23:51, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 24:15, Margie MARSHALL 24:38, Daniel
 RUSHBY (jnr) 24:42, Aoife KILPATRICK 26:16, Ian HARRISON 26:28, Clare DAY
 26:31, Emilie BROWN 26:48, Michael SIKORA 27:46, Karen HARBERT 28:24 Sue
 CAMP 28:20, Gavin HILLHOUSE 28:21, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 29:10, Annemarie
 GOODRIDGE 34:15, Andrew BROWN 34:35, Penny MERRETT 36:26, Pat HEWLETT 43:48,
 Beverley ALI 52:13 

 Jackie DUNKLEY 28:56

 Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
 Dan CHIECHI 22:33, Evelyn JOSLIN 27:49, Ian BINGHAM 27:50

 Old Deer Park
 Paula MAGUIRE 28:59, Katie WALTON 35:23

 Linda HONEY 29:14, Aiah SONGU-MBRIWA 36:53

 Marie Synnott-Wells was first woman.
 Marie SYNNOTT-WELLS 20:21, Philip ANDREWS 21:58, Wiebke KORTUM 21:59, Chris
 CATO 23:13, Amrut SHARMA 23:48, Chris CAMACHO 24:08, Julia BAILEY 24:34,
 Kevin KEAREY 25:13, Ann KEAREY 25:14, Geoffrey FISHER 26:08, Tom REAY 26:20,
 Josie KEAREY (jnr) 27:15, Rachel REVETT 27:31, Heather MARTINGELL 27:32,
 Ellen VAN KEULEN 30:53, Deepa SHARMA 30:58, Leeanne BRYCE 31:38, Fiona PUGH
 31:39, Colette DORAN 31:40, Theo DOYLE (jnr) 42:01, Sam DOYLE (jnr) 43:22,
 Hannah DOYLE 43:52

 Tomas STERNER 30:29

 Alan DAVIDSON 28:03

 St Helens
 Kevin JACQUES 24:54

 Henry MAGUIRE 47:19

 Crane Park
 Richard GURD 19:58, Eliott WELLS 21:37, Marianne MALAM 23:42, Louise
 WAPSHOTT 30:00, Christine DAVID 31:45, Tracey SMALL 33:09, Wyn WILLIAMS
 35:02, Cindy CROUCHER 35:18, Lexi SLAUGHTER 38:16, Sally SPAULL 39:16 

 East Grinstead
 Claire WARNER 29:23

 Osterley Park
 Clare FOWLER 21:13, Gordon WHITSON 21:39, Michael OSBORNE 23:25

 Pomphrey Hill
 Emma WELLHAM 27:49

 Reigate Priory
 Nick TWOMEY 19:27, Duncan MALLISON 19:54

 Michael WHITE 28:43

 Bois de Bologne, Paris, France
 Paul SINTON-HEWITT 20:25, Peter WEIR 20:56, Gary LEE 21:41, Karen WEIR
 24:14, Joanne SINTON-HEWITT 26:05, Tony APPLEBY 26:31, Lorna SMITH 30:59, Su
 CLARK 35:23, Tamsin BURLAND 38:14

 Firenze, Italy
 Peter FORDHAM 27:32

 Junior parkruns 2km  Sunday 1st October

 Savill Gardens
 James RICKETTS 11:50, Aaron SCALLY 18:49, Connor SCALLY 22:43

 parkruns 5km Saturday 7th October

 Bushy Park
 This was the 13th birthday of parkrun, attracting a field of nearly 1500

 Chris OWENS 20:00, Nick WRIGHT 20:12, Emily COULSON 20:33, Finlay SINCLAIR
 (jnr) 21:08, Fiona FORD 21:24, Philip ANDREWS 21:28, Adam WRIGHT 22:00,
 Rachel REVETT 23:11, Simon LAWRENCE 24:34, Ian GRANGE 25:29, Amy COOPER
 26:04, Toby COOPER 26:04, Julie DRUMMOND 27:33, Joanne SINTON-HEWITT 27:58,
 Lorna SMITH 28:17, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:31, Verka LAFEUILLE 30:27, Wally GARROD
 40:36, John HANSCOMB 51:23

 Banstead Woods
 Jonathan Smith finished 3rd
 Jonathan SMITH 18:11

 Richmond Park
 Elisa Ferrua was third woman.
 James RITCHIE 20:12, Elisa FERRUA 21:54, Mia BROOKS (jnr) 22:27, Stephen
 AIKIN 22:39, Karl GARVEY 22:47, Jeremy DAY 22:58, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 23:13,
 Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 23:49, Amrut SHARMA 24:13, Anna REICHWALD 24:14,
 Christopher READ 24:23, Carol AIKIN 25:06, Tony APPLEBY 26:44, Clare DAY
 26:55, Michael SIKORA 27:10, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 29:21, Maia RUSHBY 29:25,
 Linda HONEY 29:48, Andrew BROWN 30:29, Margie MARSHALL 30:37, Ian HARRISON
 30:38, Deepa SHARMA 32:23, Bronwen NORTHMORE 32:34, Wendy FISHER 33:46,
 Annemarie GOODRIDGE 34:40, Wiebke KORTUM 34:41, Aiah SONGU-MBRIWA 36:33,
 Martin CLARK 40:27, Beverley ALI 45:52, Pat HEWLETT 46:09

 Bedfont Lakes
 Rob CURTIS 23:00

 Old Deer Park
 Jonathan Moore finished 2nd.
 Jonathan MOORE 18:23, Vaughan RAMSAY 19:42, Kevin KNOWLES 23:17, Michael
 BEVERLY 25:50, Paula MAGUIRE 28:29, Katrina ROCHE 31:39 

 Colette DORAN 32:48

 Sam NESBITT (jnr) 19:24, Marcus ATKINS 20:33, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 21:11, Chris
 CAMACHO 23:49, Tom REAY 25:47, Aoife KILPATRICK 27:58

 Ted MOCKETT 21:54, Ellen Van Keulen 28:33

 Tomas STERNER 30:01

 Alan DAVIDSON 35:47

 Moors Valley
 Deborah BLAKEMORE 37:42

 Marie Synnott-Wells was the second woman home.
 Marie SYNNOTT-WELLS 20:46

 Peter FORDHAM 30:35

 Upton House
 Paul SINTON-HEWITT 24:21, Ally PICKARD 26:31

 Mark HERBERT 17:42

 Bryn Bach
 Clare Fowler was the leading woman.
 Clare FOWLER 20:23

 Crane Park
 Nicholas TWOMEY 18:20, Richard GURD 19:36, Eric PLUE 21:34, Eliott WELLS
 21:51, Philip ROBERTS 22:11, Daniel CHIECHI 23:02, Ann KEAREY 23:21, Rue
 TURNER 25:08, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 25:37, Josie KEAREY (jnr) 27:22, Heather
 MARTINGELL 28:23, Michael WHITE 28:27, Hilary THOMSON 32:03, Louise WAPSHOTT
 32:50, Cindy CROUCHER 35:03, Su CLARK 35:10

 David Ready finished third.
 David READY 19:15

 Michael OSBORNE 24:55

 Yeovil Montacute
 Junior Lexi Keech was the third female.
 Lexi KEECH (jnr) 21.53

 Fulham Palace
 Tanya ALLEN 34:49

 Reigate Priory
 Duncan MALLISON 19:46

 Victoria ORME 30:29

 Dawn BATES 30:51

 Lac de Divonne, France
 Alastair RITCHIE 25:21

 Nuriootpa, Australia
 Evelyn Joslin was the leading woman in this South Australia event.
 Evelyn JOSLIN 25:43, Ian BINGHAM 27:29

 Junior parkruns 2km  Sunday 8th October 

 Sam Nesbitt was first home in one of the fastest times recorded on this
 Sam NESBITT 7:20, Nathaniel BOND 9:06

 Running on a hilly course in Oslo last month, Japanese “Citizen Runner” 30
 year-old Yuki Kawauchi completed his 70th sub 2:20 marathon. Kawauchi’s
 fascinating back story can be found in Runner’s World from a couple of years
 ago here:.