Newsdesk 2017

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 516               20th December 2017
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  


 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *  Ranelagh wins the Stubbs Cup mob match against South London Harriers
 *  Richard Gregory and Fanny Vein lead our mob
 *  Good performances at the SEAA inter-counties
 *  Ranelagh women finish 5th in the South of the Thames Championship
 *  London Marathon club ballot results 
 *  All welcome at the Henty Relay on December 30th
 *  County Championships – Middlesex on Saturday 6th January, Surrey on
     Sunday 7th
 *  Next Surrey League races on Saturday January 13th – women on Wimbledon
     Common, men at Coulsdon    

 It’s not until 3rd February but put the date in your 2018 diary – at home in
 Richmond Park against Orion Harriers.

 Many thanks to Michele Gibson and Andy Hayward for another great job in
 organising our Christmas party at the Lass O’Richmond Hill. The draw for our
 three guaranteed London Marathon places took place during the evening and
 the lucky trio were Ian Grange, Ally Pickard and Marcus Atkins. There was
 also a raffle, and Wiebke Kortum writes the following: 
 “I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank-you for the raffle at the Christmas
 Party. We collected £310 for the local charity Momentum, which supports
 families whose children have cancer and other life-limiting conditions. Just
 to give an idea what the money we collected can achieve: £25 can pay for a
 visit from the Family Support team, providing comfort and advice/ £240 pays
 for a block of 6 sessions of music therapy at the child’s home/ £100 pays
 for a special character visit e.g. Fairy, Princess, Father Christmas to the
 child’s home or to the children’s oncology ward in one of the hospitals the
 charity works with/ £300 pays for a family to have a short break in one of
 the charity's holiday cabins in the New Forest. Thank you to everyone who
 bought a ticket!”

 HENTY RELAY  Saturday 30th December 12 noon start in Richmond Park
 This is our Christmas relay around Sidmouth Wood. It’s teams of three, drawn
 / allocated on the day. All members and friends welcome, start time is 12
 noon – but you must register at the clubhouse by 11.30am to be assigned to a

 Middlesex Cross-Country Championships for all age groups take place at
 Perivale on Saturday 6th January, while the Surrey Championships will be on
 the following day, Sunday 7th, at Denbies Vineyard, Dorking. Entries for
 both close on December 29th so if you want to run please contact the
 Captains / Team Managers without delay. 

 The third Surrey League races for men and women both take place on Saturday
 13th January. The women are on Wimbledon Common, senior start time is 11am.
 Girls Under 15 and Under 17 run at 12 noon, Under 13s run at 12.30pm  The
 men are visiting Coulsdon again, start time for seniors is 3pm, following
 the juniors at 2.30pm.  

 The latest edition of our annual club magazine has recently been published –
 very late, for which the editors humbly apologise. There are copies in the
 clubhouse, please help yourself. Alternatively if you’d like a copy posted
 to you please reply to this e-news. 

 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.

 We have one pair lined up to fly the Ranelagh flag - do we have any other
 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 here:.”
 Reply to this email if you’re interested.

 …to Megan and Oliver de Silva on the arrival of baby Holly on December 6th.

 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 ranelagh.men@gmail.com
 or the women's Captain / Team Manager  ranelagh.women@gmail.com      

 Saturday 30th December   Henty Relay in Richmond Park. Our Xmas relay around
 Sidmouth Wood. 12 noon start. All welcome, register on the day at the
 clubhouse by 11.30am.

 Saturday 6th January         Middlesex Championships women and men at

 Sunday 7th January           Surrey Championships women and men at Denbies
 vineyard, Dorking
                                  Tadworth 10 miles - Details:. 

 Saturday 13th January       Surrey League – women on Wimbledon Common, men
 at Coulsdon  

 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

 Phil Killingley writes:
 “The gap between Ranelagh and SLH mob wins is disconcertingly large -
 27-71.  But this only tells half the story - we now have won the last
 8,  with the latest being a narrower than usual but still convincing win at
 Coulsdon. It was a cold day but fairly dry underfoot.  

 A blue tsunami ensured that 14 of the top 17 were blue, making light of the
 challenging course containing hills, mud and farmers’ fields. They were led
 home by Richard Gregory, Carl Assmundson and Nick Impey. Then came Glen
 Turner and Marc Leyshon, completing their first mob matches in 4th and 5th.
 Fanny Vein finished strongly as first lady home, followed by Eugenie
 McLachlan and Rebecca Northmore. Newly joined father-son duo Adrian and Ben
 Passey battled each other to 8th and 12th, with the older generation winning
 out.   Adrian in fact won our second ever Ranelagh 10km in 1992, and was a
 13:20 5km runner and a 3:54 miler. Welcome back to Richmond!  And Peter
 Haarer scored a stonking age-graded 86.7% - his best since he began racing
 for the club in 1986, to finish 6th.  

 SLH staged something of a comeback, taking all but two of the places between
 18-35, only Neil Rae and Tom Cameron interrupting the flow of white vests.
 But another blue wave from 47-52 sealed it for us, with a gap of just over
 100 points: RAN 1401: SLH 1527, scoring 38 a side. 44 finished in total for
 Ranelagh - well done for all those taking part in another superb team

 Video: http://www.ranelagh-harriers.com/SLH_MOB_MATCH_VIDEO.mov. 

 9th December at Horspath Fields, Oxford
 It was a busy day at Horspath which hosted both the South of England Masters
 Championships and the South of England Inter-Counties Championships. We had
 only a few individuals contesting the Masters event, best result coming from
 Marie Synnott-Wells with 14th place in the W50 race. In the Inter-Counties
 senior race Laura Blazey and Becky Curtis-Hall ran well in Surrey colours
 and Cordelia Parker represented Oxfordshire, finishing just behind Laura.
 Lexi Keech ran for Middlesex in the U15 race.   
 Masters M40
 1   C Smith (TVH)             29.22
 40  Vaughan Ramsay (Rane)     37.51

 Masters M45
 1   J Skinner (Hay Hth)       30.42
 35  Rob Curtis (Rane)         42.59
 Masters W50
 1   M Heslop (Ton)             21.25
 14  Marie Synnott-Wells (Rane) 25.01

 I-C Senior Women
 1   K Bingle (Surrey)          19.26
 47  Laura Blazey (Surrey)      22.04
 54  Cordelia Parker (Oxford)   22.19
 70  Becky Curtis-Hall (Surrey) 23.52

 I-C  Girls Under 15
 1   B Cook (Sussex)            14.29
 99  Lexi Keech (Middx)         16.52    

 SOUTH OF THE THAMES 7.5 miles CHAMPIONSHIP RACE  Saturday 16th December at
 Phil Aiken reports on the women’s race:
 “The South of the Thames races have, of late, become the preserve of clubs
 from the Surrey League joined by Tonbridge AC, Tunbridge Wells Harriers and
 Brighton & Hove AC. To encourage clubs to the west and south west of Surrey
 to participate, Aldershot was chosen to host the 7.5 miles South of the
 Thames Championship. In this regard, it can hardly be considered a success.
 Of the 69 finishers in the women’s race, just half a dozen – two each from
 Aldershot, Farnham & District, Aldershot-based Blackwater Valley Runners and
 Winchester – were not from the above-mentioned group.

 The top two women from the Five Miles Team race at Beckenham three weeks
 ago, Georgie Bruinvels and Amy Clements, were joined by double Surrey League
 winner, Sophie Harris, and the reigning Sussex champion, Tonbridge’s Nicole
 Taylor. After showing too much early exuberance at the recent European
 trials in Liverpool, where a fast start came unstuck in the mud, Sophie
 Harris employed a more sensible pacing strategy, allowing Nicole Taylor to
 build an early lead. The tactics paid off as this lead was reduced
 throughout lap two and completely overturned on lap three, the Belgrave
 Harrier prevailing by almost ¾ minute. As at Beckenham, Georgie Bruinvels
 had the edge on the recently crowned Kent Masters champion, Amy Clements,
 though by the much smaller margin of 23 seconds, as opposed to the 76
 seconds at Beckenham.

 Continuing her comeback from injury, Becky Curtis-Hall led home the Ranelagh
 contingent in 20th, three spots ahead of Ria Woodfield. A solid run from
 Wiebke Kortum brought her home 45 seconds in front of Marie Synnott-Wells,
 with twice that margin back to Vice-Captain Becky.

 Ranelagh’s tilt at the six-to-score team prize took a double hit with the
 on-the-day withdrawals of Eugénie McLachlan and Bonnie Morgan, and it was
 left to Tamsin Burland to close out the team in 67th spot. Ranelagh was one
 of only six clubs able to complete a scoring team of six. With an 80 point
 gap to third placed South London, the presence of Bonnie or Eugénie would
 have made no material difference.

 First place went to Kent AC, completing a clean sweep of South of Thames
 team trophies with a more-comfortable-than-it-sounds nine point margin over
 second placed Belgrave.”

 Men and women ran together, and 159 men made up a grand total of 229
 finishers. Fourteen clubs closed in men’s teams of six. Ranelagh was
 represented by the intrepid trio of Marc Snaith, Eliott Wells and Vaughan

 1   S Nicholas (Bourn)        2:47.12
 443 Kevin Kearey (Ranelagh)   4:26.44
 444 Ann Kearey                4:26.46

 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 9th December

 Bushy Park
 Joe BRYANT 22:54, Claire WARNER 24:34, Nick WRIGHT 25:35, Adam WRIGHT 29:12,
 Janet TURNES 30:03, Wally GARROD 40:03, John HANSCOMB 51:19

 Richmond Park
 James RUSHBY (jnr) 22:39, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 23:07, Elisa FERRUA 23:08, Karl
 GARVEY 23:24, Amrut SHARMA 23:44, Lloyd CAMP 24:39, Margie MARSHALL 25:06,
 Clare DAY 25:35, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 25:47, Ian HARRISON 27:04, Ben RUSHBY
 (jnr) 27:32, Maia RUSHBY 27:37, Phil RUSHBY 27:43, Gavin HILLHOUSE 27:55,
 Joanne SINTON-HEWITT 28:07, Michael SIKORA 29:47, Sue CAMP 31:32, Aoife
 KILPATRICK 32:58, Deepa SHARMA 33:13,Beverley ALI 50:01, Pat HEWLETT 50:07

 Old Deer Park
 Michael Everard was the first finisher.
 Michael EVERARD 19:16, Michael BEVERLY 25:56, Sally BAMFORD 29:39, Paula
 MAGUIRE 29:41, Melanie DAVISON 29:44, Karima GRAHAM 29:45, Julian HOLDEN
 30:38, Katrina ROCHE 32:11, Katie WALTON 34:21, Deborah BLAKEMORE 34:26 

 Julia Bailey and Rachel Revett were second and third female finishers.
 Julia BAILEY 22:36, Rachel REVETT 23:00, Chris CAMACHO 24:06, Verka
 LAFEUILLE 25:47, Fiona PUGH 28:20, Alison DICKS 28:21

 Jonathan Smith placed third.
 Jonathan SMITH 19:15

 Alan DAVIDSON 28:32

 Michael CAWLEY 22:33, Claire McKENZIE 27:52

 Jackie DUNKLEY 31:29

 Michael WHITE 28:54

 Crane Park
 Kevin KEAREY 20:44, Daniel CHIECHI 21:49, Michelle BEAUMONT 24:04, Tamsin
 BURLAND 25:37, Josie KEAREY (jnr) 27:13, Paul WAPSHOTT 29:11, Louise
 WAPSHOTT 30:48, Cindy CROUCHER 34:30, Nigel COOMBES 41:54

 Glen Turner was the first finisher.
 Glen TURNER 17:32

 Su CLARK 34:49

 Michael OSBORNE 23:25, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 25:08, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 25:56,
 Colette DORAN 30:19

 Reigate Priory
 Duncan MALLISON 20:35

 Exeter Riverside
 Cecily DAY (jnr) 21:39

 Simon TAYLOR 23:16

 Lac de Divonne, France
 Alastair Ritchie finished second.
 Alastair RITCHIE 27:48 

 Etna, Italy
 Peter FORDHAM 32:30

 parkruns 5km Saturday 16th December

 Bushy Park
 Nick WRIGHT 20:27, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr) 21:32, Simon ROTHWELL 23:23, Ian
 GRANGE 24:54, Julie DRUMMOND 27:20, Noel SIMPSON 27:26, Colette DORAN 32:08,
 Ashleigh FERRIS 32:09, Wally GARROD 39:50, John HANSCOMB 52:34

 Wimbledon Common
 Laura Blazey and Richard Gregory finished 1st woman and 2nd man.
 Richard GREGORY 16:42, Laura BLAZEY 19:16

 Richmond Park
 Stewart ANDERSON 19:52, James RITCHIE 20:30, Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 20:58,
 Stephen AIKIN 22:02, Adrienne BADDELEY 22:15, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 22:23, Daniel
 RUSHBY (jnr) 23:10, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 23:37, Amrut SHARMA 23:49, Simon
 TAYLOR 23:59, Margie MARSHALL 25:12, Carol AIKIN 25:47, Aoife KILPATRICK
 26:02, Maia RUSHBY 26:56, Ian HARRISON 26:58, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 28:08, Phil
 RUSHBY 28:10, Andrew BROWN 28:13, Sue CAMP 28:51, Michael SIKORA 30:56,
 Deepa SHARMA 31:47, Bronwen NORTHMORE 31:52, Penny MERRETT 33:41, Annemarie
 GOODRIDGE 34:04, Martin CLARK 42:08, Pat HEWLETT 44:33 

 Old Deer Park
 Edward FORBES placed 2nd.
 Edward FORBES 19:03, Paul GILBERT 23:15, Mark ROPER 27:01, Katie WALTON
 31:45, Lorna SMITH 32:07, Katrina ROCHE 32:43, Deborah BLAKEMORE 37:39

 Hampstead Heath
 Melissa GLACKIN 28:55, Pete WARREN 29:46

 Glen Turner was first in.
 Glen TURNER 16:40, Paul SINTON-HEWITT 19:46, Chris CAMACHO 24:09, Fiona PUGH
 25:43, Joanne SINTON-HEWITT 28:00, Clare FOWLER 56:54

 Alan DAVIDSON 28:46

 Crane Park
 Richard GURD 21:08, Marianne MALAM 24:04, Claire WARNER 25:50, Rue TURNER
 25:59, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 26:26, Hannah MALAM 27:04, Paul WAPSHOTT 28:54,
 Michelle BEAUMONT 29:43, Michael WHITE 29:46, Victoria ORME 30:28, Christine
 DAVID 31:38, Louise WAPSHOTT 31:42, Tracey SMALL 32:03, Su CLARK 36:19,
 Cindy CROUCHER 36:19, Tanya ALLEN 36:20, Nigel COOMBES 53:30

 Preston Park, Brighton
 Peter FORDHAM 28:44

 Jonathan SMITH 17:46; James WHISTLER 18:18

 Michael OSBORNE 24:20

 Top spot for Sam Dalgleish.
 Sam DALGLEISH 17:41

 Reigate Priory
 Duncan MALLISON 20:26

 Mike PEACE 25:52

 Exeter Riverside
 Julia BAILEY 23:19

 Ted Mockett paced third.
 Ted MOCKETT 17:21; Ellen VAN KEULEN 26:28

 Ferdie Adoboe, the world’s fastest “retro-runner”: