Newsdesk 2017

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 513               10th November 2017
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *  Thames Hare & Hounds end our mob match winning streak
 *  Ranelagh mob of 72 runners led by Richard Gregory and Laura Blazey  
 *  Ranelagh women finish 51st in the National Cross-Country Relays
 *  Varied Marathon exploits from Nick Impey, Martin Halvey, Chris Bundhun
     and Wiebke Kortum
 *  Marie Synnott-Wells finishes 2nd in the Wimbledon Half Marathon
 *  Surrey League races tomorrow
 *  London Championships next Saturday
 *  Book now for our Christmas Party

 The second of the four League races take place tomorrow, with our women at
 Nonsuch Park (11am start) and our men on Mitcham Common (3pm start). More
 details on our website. 

 LONDON CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 18th November at Parliament
 Here’s a chance to take a look at the infamous Parliament Hill courses ahead
 of the National Championships which are to be held here in February. Entries
 have now closed.

 SOUTH OF THE THAMES 5 miles CHAMPIONSHIP  including Ranelagh club women’s
 championship  Saturday 25th November at Beckenham Place Park. 2pm start.
 Entries close on the 18th, so contact the Captains / Team Managers if you
 want to run.

 Well, we’re going to have to start a new mob match winning streak. Here’s
 our chance to make it  ‘1’. We’re away again, at Coulsdon on Saturday 9th
 December against South London Harriers. 7.5 miles of pure country. As usual
 for mob matches we need all the bodies we can get. Reserve the date, it will
 build up your appetite for the evening… 

 CHRISTMAS PARTY  Saturday 9th December
 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 so reserve your place without delay! E-mail Michele Gibson
 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. 

 More on the legendary Ed, with Ranelagh vests well to the fore here!. 

 We’re sorry to report the death at the age of 95 of one of the club’s most
 stalwart supporters over the years, Olive Maslin. She died on November 7th,
 just a few weeks after her husband Bob passed away. Bob was 101 years old,
 and together they had recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. In
 recognition of her support for the club Olive was made an honorary life
 member a few years ago.    

 Paul Gregory revived this event a few years ago, but we have only put in a
 crew on one or two occasions since. The event has been growing in popularity
 and five local running clubs put in crews last year. The cup is actually
 ours – it was donated by Ranelagh member R H Franckeiss in 1929 – but we
 haven’t brought it home for some time. This year’s races will take place at
 The Skiff Club Teddington on Sunday 14th January.

 Do we have any rowers in our midst, or anyone who would like to give it a
 try? The boats we use are two-person skiffs with a cox.  Paul writes: “Crews
 are doubles, ladies, men’s and mixed. No experience is necessary, three free
 training sessions are optionally available on Saturdays or Sundays -
 pre-booked only. The Skiff Club provides coxes if needed. Entry fees are £12
 per crew on the day. For more info: and Video:.” Reply to this email if
 you’re interested. 

 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 18th November   London Cross-Country Championships at Parliament
 Hill, start 1.15pm (women) and 2pm (men)

 Saturday 25th November   South of the Thames 5 miles at Beckenham Place Park
 including club women’s championships. 2pm start

 Saturday 9th December     Stubbs Cup mob match v South London Harriers at
 Coulsdon  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.org.uk or

 MOB MATCH v THAMES HARE AND HOUNDS  Saturday 4th November  7.5 miles on
 Wimbledon Common
 Phil Killingley reports:
 No, not some lurid headline from the gutter press, but the ending of
 Ranelagh mob's 15 match winning streak, at the hands of Thames Hare and
 Hounds, away from home. .
 It wasn't for want of trying.   Ranelagh turned out a superb 72 runners and
 at least won on numbers, beating Thames's 64.  But it was Thames's 150th
 anniversary (yes, even older than us, by some 14 years) and they made a
 pretty special effort, turning out some of the athletes that saw them win
 both men and women's Surrey League fixtures in October. 
 After a rainy night and morning, the weather cleared for the runners
 arriving at Thames's clubhouse on Wimbledon Common.  It was apparent to me
 quite early on, seeing some of the opposition runners warming up, that we
 were in for our stiffest test yet.  And as their quicker runners splashed
 off into the woods leaving most Ranelites in their wake, it seemed like only
 a mid-pack blue wave of epic proportions could save us. 
 To be fair, we gave it a really good go - Richard Gregory and Jake Waldron
 put in superb runs to land us 3rd and 4th, and Laura Blazey was first lady
 home in an impressive time of 48:32.  Ted Mockett effortlessly glided away
 from his captain and Peter Haarer with by some way his best ever performance
 for Ranelagh.  Other highlights included James Riley, relatively new runner
 and first time in the mud, keeping up with a very strong group of Ranelites
 to finish 29th. David Wright had an excellent run in a fraction over
 50min. There were some excellent first time mob appearances including from
 Alice Forbes, Dmitry Adamskis and Tom Cameron.   
 But Thames were more than equal to the task, and no one was really surprised
 to hear the final score announced in their favour at sandwiches after the
 race, subsequently confirmed as 4038 (us); 3477 (them)
 Three of our top four mob match heroes were there - David Wright (169 mobs);
 Mike Peace (138) and Clive Naish (136).   A full house of mobs from Chris
 Camacho and Peter Haarer this season will see them both hit 50 (Peter - I'll
 spare you the obvious pun here...), and John Ricketts only needs one more to
 score his half century.  How many have you done?  Have a look here:. 
 Somehow, for me at least, defeat didn't hurt. What was more important today
 was the opposition mob really asserting themselves for the first time in a
 while to make it a feisty contest, with colossal turnouts on both sides. The
 real winner was the mob match format.”

 Hill Park, Mansfield
 Phil Aiken reports:
 “The Cross Country boom shows no sign of abating. Not only was a record 1273
 teams entered overall, but five of the ten races - Under 13 Girls, Under 13
 Boys, Under 15 Boys, Senior Women and Senior Men – boasted their own record
 totals. Though, like last year, attendance from the south was limited, with
 Herne Hill Harriers the only Surrey League rival on the start line of the
 Senior Women’s race.

 The winners of this race face off against the Welsh and Scottish champions
 at the Liverpool Cross Challenge at the end of the month for the right to
 represent Great Britain at the European Clubs’ Cross Country Championship in
 Portugal in February. 

 No club can match the strength in depth of Aldershot, Farnham & District.
 Kate Holt (City of Stoke) and Elle Vernon (Stockport Harriers) may have eked
 out a few seconds lead over Katie Bingle, having a breakout year, but
 neither club could match Aldershot’s international pairing of Emelia Gorecka
 and Emily Hosker-Thornhill on legs two and three. In fact it was Leeds City,
 third last year, who were the nearest challengers, but they were almost a
 minute down by the finish. Half a minute back were Charnwood, swapping the
 minor podium places with Leeds from a year before.

 For Ranelagh, Captain Becky took on the responsibility of the opening leg.
 Pleased with her run, she was startled to see it was only good enough for
 49th. Charlie Hyde, venturing forth where others feared to tread, ensured
 that Ranelagh had a complete team. Ranelagh may have lost a few places on
 the second leg, but we were still running come the final one. Thank you

 Being based in Loughborough is not conducive to racing in Surrey so it’s a
 welcome sight when Estelle Damant is able to don the Ranelagh vest. Not in
 top form, she was still able to grab back almost all the places lost on leg
 2. Ranelagh just missed out on the top 50 by one place - and 4.5 seconds.

 Herne Hill earned the unofficial and non-existent trophy as best Surrey
 League club with a 26th place finish. This was the position occupied by
 Ranelagh last year, but then we were boosted by the presence of Nic Jackson.
 Nic was back at Mansfield, though sadly now running in the colours of new
 club, Ribble Valley Harriers. I have to say, Nic, blue suits you better.”

 Senior Women
 1   Aldershot F&D AC          29.48
 2   Leeds City AC             30.42
 3   Charnwood AC              31.13 
 51  Ranelagh H                37.16
     Becky Curtis-Hall   49  11.33
     Charlie Hyde        66  13.48
     Estelle Damant      51  11.49  
 DUBLIN MARATHON  Sunday 28th October…and others!
 Martin Halvey reports:  
 “I've completed a few marathons since Boston in April and there was a
 welcome improvement as the season progressed. I ran the Clare Burren
 Marathon Challenge in Ireland during the month of May which was half on road
 and half off road including a climb up the limestone strewn mountain. I
 haven't seen hand cut turf laid out alongside the track on the mountain top
 since I was a snotty youth in a well-worn short trousers. I completed the
 run in 3 hours 11 minutes. 

 Next I entered the Clarinbridge marathon at the beginning of September held
 in conjunction with the local Oyster festival. There were 40 runners in the
 race and I finished in 3 hours 9 minutes. A plate of oysters with a drop of
 Guinness followed after which I was fit to be tied!

 A trip up to the historic and beautiful city of Chester in October followed
 where I ran 3:08.47. I think I may have gone under the three hours if I
 didn't have to run roughly 400 metres on the horse race track as the going
 was extremely soft due to the previous days rain.

 Dublin was more productive as I finished with a time of 2:59.26. About 200
 metres from the finish a runner collapsed on the road. I didn't stop as I
 was close to the three hours. If I collapsed I wouldn't want any assistance
 if I was capable of crawling. You don't finish a marathon if you received
 assistance as Dorando found out in 1908. I didn't feel too happy with myself
 but most marathons have medics on standby. I did see the unfortunate runner
 in a wheelchair at the finish.

 I ran Dublin in the club vest of South Galway Athletic Club which was
 founded in 1975 but it slowly lost members due to recessions and the
 resultant emigration. Revived six years ago membership increased. Also
 running on roads and streets is more acceptable to the general public. We
 are no longer considered to be head cases. SGAC is my second claim. Ranelagh
 is my pride.”

 Martin modestly fails to mention that his runs in the Burren and
 Clarinbridge netted him 2nd and 3rd place respectively. In Dublin he was 7th

 la Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
 Canadian member John Warner writes: 
 “Interesting race for me, using a headlamp: Midnight Moose - a 25k night
 trail race – finished in 7:41. I ended up doing 30k, most challenging race
 of my life!”  

 Chris Bundhun reports:
 “As a sometime seafarer, I have become rather accustomed to running on
 islands of various sizes, so a visit to Jersey for my second marathon to
 date seemed an appealing option. The bailiwick is known for its supposedly
 subtropical climate, although this had apparently been none too evident in
 late September: indeed some local runners later told me of their misgivings
 for a very wet 26.2 miles. Fortunately, conditions on the day turned out to
 be ideal for any distance race, at 16ºC with some light, refreshing drizzle.
 The route started and finished in St Helier, entailing a scenic
 anticlockwise circuit of much of the western half of the island. A small
 field of competitors meant that I was largely running solo, although local
 support within St Helier, and from villages and farms en route, was warmly
 As one might expect, the terrain is reasonably undulating, with a
 considerable ascent in the earlier miles, answered by a descent for a
 less-than-leisurely seafront promenade heading to the finish line in
 Liberation Square.
 A unique, well-organized event for anyone seeking more green than grey from
 a marathon experience.” 

 1   H Chirchir (Kenya)        2:22.30
 13  Chris Bundhun             2:56.30 

 PUTNEY and FULHAM HALF MARATHON  Sunday 8th October
 1   C Sandison (Fulham)       1:20.29  (chip time 1:20.27)
 8   J Earp (unatt)            1:29.31  (1:29.27 – 1st woman)
 74  Gwen McCormack            1:45.59  (1:45.49)
 164 Roger Wallace             2:39.50  (2:39.37)

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km  Friday 27th October in Hyde Park
 1   H Torry (Serp)            16.16
 6   Carl Selya-Hammer         16.51
 32  Louis Randall             18.04
 207 Kevin Jacques             23.39   

 BEACHY HEAD 10k and MARATHON  Saturday 28th October
 Wiebke Kortum reports:
 “It was a beautiful October day with temperatures a bit above 10 degrees and
 not much wind. The course is very hilly with a total climb of over 3500ft
 (according to the race website). However, partly because of the weather one
 had truly fantastic sights over the coastline and the colourful autumnal
 land bordering the sea. In the first half of the race one climbed a couple
 of serious hills and was rewarded with stunning views. After nearly 20 miles
 one then emerged out of the woods at the 'Seven Sisters Country Park’ which
 lies at a beautiful estuary. The sight of the white, chalky cliffs of the
 'Seven Sisters' sprawling to the horizon on the left and the glittering sea
 in October sunlight on the right, with the landmark lighthouse on the last
 hill just behind the ’Seven Sisters’, was breathtaking. Running them was not
 so easy as the ascent was often too steep for running. Nevertheless,
 eventually, with now 24 miles in the legs Beachy Head was the final
 challenge with over 100m elevation. Absolutely everyone around me had to
 walk on that final climb before descending into Eastbourne and towards the
 finish line where smiling faces, cakes and organic coffees were waiting. - A
 truly special trail run which I can recommend to everyone who likes hills
 and long distances in amazing countryside. 

 I came 27th woman from 869 (but many intended to walk the whole distance) in
 4:17:25 (overall place 281). The leading woman ran 3:27:09 (Alexie Williams
 from Dulwich Runners - overall place 24!).”

 1   T Leckie (Bodyworks)      2:56.45
 24  A Williams (Dul R)        3:27.09  (1st woman)
 281 Wiebke Kortum (Ranelagh)  4:17.25  

 1   R Brocklehurst (Eastb)    38.00
 11  S Fry (Hailsham)          41.54  (1st woman)
 106 Marianne Malam (Ranelagh) 52.24         

 FRANKFURT MARATHON  Sunday 29th October
 Nick Impey ran an amazingly even-paced race, running halves of 79.21 and
 79.24 for a big PB of 2:38.45.

 1   S Tola (Ethiopia)         2:05.50
 166 Nick Impey                2:38.45

 This was a successful promotion for Roy Reeder. First Ranelagh finishers
 were Marc Leyshon, Adrienne Baddeley and Clare Fowler who were all making
 their Half Marathon debuts..
 1    M Fox (C&C)              1:11.51  (chip time 1:11.51)
 9    Marc Leyshon (Ranelagh)  1:15.46  (1:15.45)
 55   A Emmerson (unatt)       1:26.31  (1:26.31 – 1st woman) 
 169  Adrienne Baddeley (Ran)  1:36.07  (1:35.43)
 178  Clare Fowler             1:36.40  (1:36.16)
 231  Jim Old                  1:39.42  (1:39.19)
 497  Matt Sowton              1:49.41  (1:48.49)
 586  Ian Anderson             1:52.32  (1:52.07)
 753  Ally Pickard             1:59.06  (1:58.42
 1129 Karima Graham            2:14.44  (2:12.22)   

 Marie Synnott-Wells was runner-up in the women’s section and leading over

 1   W Woodcock (VP&TH)        1:11.38  (chip time 1:11.38)
 18  H Barsham-Rolfe (unatt)   1:33.23  (1:33.21 – 1st woman)
 25  Marie Synnott-Wells (Ran) 1:35.14  (1:35.11) 

 RONHILL CLASSIC SERIES 10km  Sunday 29th October at Oxshott
 1   S Winder (E&E)            36.53
 120 Tom Reay                  55.11 

 ROYAL PARKS WINTER SERIES 10km  Sunday 5th November at Greenwich Park
 1   J Semmence (unatt)        36.31
 128 Paul Wapshott             53.50
 309 Louise Wapshott           65.07

 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 14th October
 In addition to those previously listed:

 Bushy Park
 Freddie LETT (jnr) 19:32

 parkruns 5km Saturday 28th October

 Bushy Park
 Rebecca NORTHMORE 21:43, Euan SINCLAIR (jnr) 21:58, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr)
 23:20, Simon COLLINGRIDGE 23:32, Nathaniel BOND (jnr) 23:52, Fiona PUGH
 27:39, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:14, Janet TURNES 30:27, Clive NAISH 31:48, Ashleigh
 FERRIS 33:16, Leeanne BRYCE 33:16, Colette DORAN 33:21, Wally GARROD 41:13

 Wimbledon Common
 Ben SHORE 21:58

 Banstead Woods
 Christopher PARSONS 23:59

 Richmond Park
 Jordan Mungovan was first across the line.
 Jordan MUNGOVAN 17:33, Jonathan MOORE 18:23, Bill NEELY 20:19, Stewart
 ANDERSON 20:20, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 21:16, Mark BYATT 22:37, Stephen AIKIN
 22:41, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 22:59, Jess HARBERT (jnr) 23:00, Tom BRADLEY (jnr)
 23:00, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 23:02, John RICKETTS 23:16, Simon TAYLOR 24:09,
 Carol AIKIN 25:12, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 25:27, Aoife KILPATRICK 25:59, Maia
 RUSHBY 26:42, Karen HARBERT 27:07, Tom REAY 28:09, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 28:21,
 Michael SIKORA 28:22, Phil RUSHBY 28:27, Bronwen NORTHMORE 31:32, Ewa SOLTYS
 31:58, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 33:52, Wendy FISHER 35:21, Robert HILLHOUSE 52:17

 Bedfont Lakes
 Eamonn O’Dwyer 20:34

 Old Deer Park
 Kris Davidson was 2nd overall and Suzy Whatmough was the leading woman.
 Kris DAVIDSON 18:13, Suzy WHATMOUGH 20:33, Eirin MC DAID 20:34, Kevin
 KNOWLES 22:54, Melanie DAVISON 28:39, Lorna SMITH 29:07, Katrina ROCHE 34:47

 Philip ANDREWS 21:18, Rachel REVETT 22:47, Chris CAMACHO 23:59, Kirsty NOBLE

 Tomas STERNER 30:30


 Tom CAMERON 19:23, Andrew BROWN 24:31

 Duncan MALLISON 20:38

 Princes Park, Liverpool
 Noel SIMPSON 29:32

 Jonny BROOK (jnr) 19:31, Kate BROOK 23:21

 Ted Mockett placed second.
 Ted MOCKETT 17:48, Mark HERBERT 18:00, James WHISTLER 18:03, Jonathan SMITH
 18:32, Rick JENNER 18:59, Nicholas TWOMEY 19:10, Peter FAULL 20:04, Matthew
 WILLIAMS 20:06, Vaughan RAMSAY 20:47, Ann KEAREY 25:28, Kevin KEAREY 25:29,
 Rebecca CURTIS-HALL 28:18, Rob CURTIS 28:18, Amrut SHARMA 28:18, Ellen VAN
 KEULEN 29:06, Deepa SHARMA 31:04, Katie WALTON 34:25

 Crane Park
 Richard GURD 20:51, Gordon WHITSON 21:05, Philip ROBERTS 22:03, Tamsin
 BURLAND 26:36, Louise WAPSHOTT 32:30, Cindy CROUCHER 34:55, Su CLARK 36:12,
 Sally SPAULL 37:27, Lexi SLAUGHTER 37:56, Beverley ALI 42:16

 Alan ELDER 23:42

 Preston Park, Brighton
 John PRATT 26:52

 Michael OSBORNE 23:39

 Mike PEACE 23:03

 Julian SMITH 25:08, Sarah SMITH 30:35

 Exeter Riverside
 Cecily DAY (jnr) 22:27, Jeremy DAY 22:51, Clare DAY 25:30

 Anna REICHWALD 23:56

 James RUSHBY (jnr) 27:24

 Sue CAMP 29:40, Lloyd CAMP 37:34

 Castle Park
 Peter FORDHAM 28:17

 Junior parkruns 2km  Sunday 29th October 

 Astrid ROPER 11:23

 parkruns 5km Saturday 4th November

 Bushy Park
 Nick WRIGHT 20:02, Joe BRYANT 23:18, Ellen VAN KEULEN 26:15, James WHISTLER
 27:31, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:38, Wally GARROD 40:10, John HANSCOMB 51:36

 Richmond Park
 Eamonn O'DWYER 21:06, Nick FORDHAM 21:24, Elisa FERRUA 22:21, Karl GARVEY
 22:23, Jess HARBERT (jnr) 22:27, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 22:39, James RUSHBY (jnr)
 23:26, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 23:56, Amrut SHARMA 24:11, Matt AIKIN 24:14, John
 HOBSON 24:59, Gary LEE 26:17, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 27:10, Maia RUSHBY 27:11,
 Karen HARBERT 27:38, Michael SIKORA 30:27, Bronwen NORTHMORE 32:01, Andrew
 BROWN 32:25, Deepa SHARMA 32:31, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 35:00, Tamsin BURLAND
 36:14, Tanya ALLEN 39:15, Robert HILLHOUSE 41:53, Pat HEWLETT 44:03

 Roundshaw Downs
 Jodie GRAY 25:16

 Ashton Court
 Karima GRAHAM 27:28

 Old Deer Park
 Jonathan Moore was first finisher.
 Jonathan MOORE 18:17, Mark ROPER 25:51, Joanne SINTON-HEWITT 26:12, Paula
 MAGUIRE 27:47, Katrina ROCHE 31:57, Deborah BLAKEMORE 35:47, Lorna SMITH

 Chris CAMACHO 24:07, Hannah DOYLE 25:16, Fiona PUGH 26:59

 Evelyn JOSLIN 30:58, Tomas STERNER 32:24

 Shepton Mallet
 Christopher PARSONS 24:27

 Crane Park
 Bruce MCLAREN 20:28, Richard GURD 20:41, Kevin KEAREY 21:29, Rebecca
 Daniel CHIECHI 23:03, Kevin JACQUES 24:12, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 26:19, Josie
 KEAREY(jnr) 26:36, Claire WARNER 26:54, Philip ROBERTS 27:16, Abigail MALAM
 (jnr) 28:33, Paul WAPSHOTT 29:25, Michael WHITE 29:39, Victoria ORME 30:26,
 Christine DAVID 30:39, Tracey SMALL 32:25, Cindy CROUCHER 35:02, Su CLARK
 36:28, Sally SPAULL 37:41, Lexi SLAUGHTER 37:44

 Reigate Priory
 Duncan MALLISON 21:24

 Bobby JACKSON 33:59

 Chateau de Pierre de Bresse, France
 Alastair RITCHIE 25:44

 Olsztyn, Poland
 Peter FORDHAM 27:43

 Junior parkruns 2km  Sunday 5th November

 Bushy Park
 Isla SINCLAIR 11:03

 Savill Gardens
 Thomas LANE 11:07, James RICKETTS 13:21, Aaron SCALLY 17:14, Matthew LANE
 18:44, Connor SCALLY 22:03

 Nathaniel BOND 8:42

 From Athletics Weekly:
 Who Sweats Most – Men or Women?
 It’s long been mooted that men sweat more than women but, when scientists
 from the University of Wollongong in Australia and Mie Prefecture College of
 Nursing in Japan put this theory to the test, they found it held no water.
 When it comes to sweat rates, it’s body shape and size – not someone’s sex –
 that makes a difference. Indeed, the study published in the journal
 ‘Experimental Physiology’ found that smaller men and women with more surface
 area per kilogram of body mass are more dependent on heat loss through
 increasing circulation and less dependent upon sweating. ”Gender has long
 been thought to influence sweating and skin blood flow during heat stress,”
 said lead author, Sean Notley, “We found that these heat loss responses are
 in fact gender independent during exercise in conditions where the body can
 successfully regulate its temperature.”