Newsdesk 2018

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 518               19th January 2018
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 * Freya Thomson wins Middlesex under 17 title, and leads the Ranelagh team
    to victory.
 * Rebecca Northmore heads our senior women’s Middlesex team   
 * Laura Blazey and Nick Impey lead our teams at the Surrey Championships
 * Surrey Ladies League – Ranelagh finish 6th and stand 5th overall
 * Surrey League – Ranelagh men finish 4th and stand 6th overall
 * Laura Blazey and Richard Gregory lead our League teams   
 * Adrienne Baddeley wins the New Year Richmond Park 10k
 * South of England Champs, mob match and League all coming up
 * Quiz Night in the clubhouse on March 3rd 

 Our appeal for marshals for our home cross-country fixtures in February and
 March met with a good response – many thanks to all those who have
 volunteered. On the basis of “striking while the iron is hot” we’ll put in
 an early reminder for helpers for our Half Marathon on Sunday 6th May and
 our 10k on Sunday 17th June. Put the dates in your diaries!  If you’re
 planning to run rather than help, see entry details below.     

 One of the races many of you have offered to help at is the Surrey Ladies
 League on Saturday 10th February. Here’s an extra request: does anyone have
 a video camera or similar kit we could use to record the finish of the two
 senior races as a backup to the normal number recording?  

 INTER-CLUB 5 miles  Saturday 20th January in Richmond Park (Roehampton Gate)
 This is the Bank of England’s race, starting and finishing just inside
 Roehampton Gate. No three-line whips for this one, but all are welcome. It
 incorporates a match between ourselves and Ealing Southall and Middlesex AC
 for the Hec Petersen Trophy. The race HQ is the Bank’s Sports Ground in Bank
 Lane, a short distance from the Park. Register on the day.   

 These are being held at Stanmer Park, Brighton on Saturday 27th January.
 Entries are closed. Good luck to all those taking part.

 Our next mob match is at home in Richmond Park against Orion Harriers on
 Saturday 3rd February. We have home advantage but we can be sure that Orion
 will bring a sizeable mob over from Essex to try to wrest the Harold Lee Cup
 away from us. As ever with mob matches we need all the runners we can get –
 the more we have on the starting line, the better our chances of hanging on
 to the Cup. It’s 7.5 miles, starting at 2.30pm from our usual place opposite
 Pembroke Lodge. Register on the day – at the clubhouse if possible,
 otherwise at the start. 

 The fourth and final Surrey League races for men and women both take place
 on Saturday 10th February. The men are on Wimbledon Common, juniors at
 2.30pm, seniors at 3pm. More details of the venue and course to follow.
 We are the hosts for the Ladies League event in Richmond Park. There are
 four races – senior division 2 at 11am, under 15s/under 17s at 12 noon,
 under 13s at 12.30pm and senior division 1 at 1pm. We have been asked to
 keep clear of Pembroke Lodge as far as possible and so we have devised a new
 course starting and finishing near Sheen crossroads (close to the road
 leading up to White Lodge). Use public transport if you can, but If you’re
 coming by car, please do not park at Pembroke Lodge. Sheen Gate and
 Roehampton Gate are the closest to the start, or there is Robin Hood Gate
 and the Pen Ponds car park (though the latter has no toilets). Remember
 there is now a 20p charge at most of the toilets in the Park. More details
 of the course will follow.       
 …for our Half Marathon on May 6th - here:
 …and our 10k on June 17th - here:. 

 THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles  Sunday 4th April at Chiswick
 This is always a popular event and is the opening race in our 2018 Road
 Grand Prix. Details:. 

 We’re sorry to report that our Hon Sec Wyn Williams has been obliged to
 stand down with immediate effect owing to ill-health. Gordon Whitson has
 agreed to step into Wyn’s shoes.

 We’re hoping to hold a Quiz Night in the clubhouse on Saturday 3rd March.
 All are welcome, make up your own team of four or we’ll find a team for you.
 £10 per head including fish and chip supper (or veggie alternative). Let us
 know if you’re coming.   

 Our friends at Thames Hare & Hounds have asked us to let you know about a
 couple of events they organise:
 1.  The Dash For The Splash - 25 February 2018.  Our popular 'brook-themed'
 10k is back for a fifth time.  Described as a 'must do race if you're in SW
 London', we'd love to have a good turnout from Ranelagh and there's a good
 team prize up for grabs this year as well.  Full details and entries  

 2.  A reminder that we run a monthly "Second Sunday 5 race" from our
 clubhouse.  It's proving to be a popular event and last month we had around
 120 runners.  It's just £3 for club members to enter and is a nice low key
 event - to do on its own or for a bit of faced pace running as part of those
 marathon long runs. Full details:.  Our next
 runs are on 11 February, 11 March and 8 April.

 Don’t forget that we meet for a casual drink after training on the first
 Tuesday of each month. Venue is upstairs at the Roebuck on Richmond Hill.
 All welcome.

 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. 

 Julia Bailey and Jake Waldron write:
 “Today was sadly our niece's funeral and we are running London and raising
 money for a charity which have helped our family over this hard Christmas
 and difficult time. Here is our page:. Here's our story, we
 would appreciate any donation big or small, it would help so much!
 On Saturday 2nd December at 10:27am our beautiful baby niece Nell Bailey was
 born, at 37 weeks. Sadly, she had no life in her little body because she was
 desperately unwell with brain complications. Both Jake and I love to run so
 we will be running the London Marathon for the first time, and will be
 running in memory of our beautiful niece Nell and will be raising as much as
 we can for a wonderful charity SANDS, who have given such incredible support
 to our family over this hard time. Today, January 16th 2018 was a beautiful
 day and we said our goodbyes to beautiful Nell. We now need to do our part
 and raise funds for SANDS so they can continue to support families like
 ours. Please donate generously as every penny counts!”

 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 20th January        Inter-club race at Roehampton. See above.

 Saturday 27th January        South of England Championships at Stanmer Park,

 Saturday 3rd February         Lee Cup mob match v Orion Harriers in Richmond
 Park. 7.5 miles, 2.30pm start. All needed, register on the day. See above

 Saturday 10th February       Surrey Leagues – men on Wimbledon Common, women
 in Richmond Park. See above for 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

 Fields, Greenford
 Phil Aiken reports:
 Ever since Izzy Atkins won the Under 13 title at Alexandra Palace three
 years ago, the focus of our attention at the Middlesex Championships has
 been the junior races. 2018 would be no different. Last year, Freya Thomson
 was 2nd and Alice Patterson 8th in the Under 17 race, with Izzy 3rd in the
 Under 15s. Having moved up an age group, Izzy would be joining Freya and
 Alice. As would Emily Coulson.

 The Under 17 and Under 20 Women’s races are run at the same time, the
 younger age group distinguished by a small 17 worn on their back. It was far
 easier to distinguish the blue Ranelagh shirts, well to the fore early on in
 the race, Freya leading not just the Ranelagh quartet, but the entire race.
 It was a lead she wouldn’t relinquish, going on to better last year’s
 position and claim the Middlesex Under 17 title with a 14 second margin.
 Behind, Izzy had been contesting for 3rd, but gradually slipped back to
 finish one spot outside the medals. 

 Two in, one more needed to complete the scoring team. It wasn’t to be long,
 half a minute, a couple of places, before Alice arrived, securing the
 Middlesex team title to go with Freya’s individual one. A strong finish saw
 Emily Coulson finish 11th. More success was to come Ranelagh’s way with all
 four athletes included in the Middlesex Under 17 Women’s squad for the UK
 Inter Counties Cross Country in Loughborough in March.

 Earlier, the Under 15 Girls’ race provided an emphatic demonstration of the
 junior talent assembled by Phil Kissi, Blackheath & Bromley comfortably
 taking the team title, placing 1st, 2nd and 4th. A little further down, in
 14th, Lexi Keech was the lone Ranelagh representative.

 A full Middlesex complement in the Senior race was assured when Sally
 Bamford arrived with a quarter of an hour to spare. Putting on her number,
 she proclaimed she would be last, but it would take another 12 minutes after
 she finished for the remaining 20 athletes to finish. Leading the charge for
 Ranelagh was Becky Northmore, her 34th spot almost matching that of last
 year. But it was behind Becky, just outside the top 50, where the day’s real
 battle lay, Marianne Malam hanging on to resist Niamh Holt’s charge.

 With six in the first 16, the team honours went to London Heathside, one of
 only 10 clubs to complete a scoring team. But Ranelagh were one of those

 On the men’s side our only representative in the senior race was Marcus
 Atkins, Izzy and Greg’s dad. Greg himself was only five seconds away from a
 medal in the under 20s race where he finished 4th. In the under 17 men Alice
 Patterson’s brother Jacob finished 14th. 

 After a night’s rest, round two of the County Championship weekend would see
 the action take place amongst the vines of Denbies Wine Estate.
 SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 6th January at Denbies, Dorking
 Phil Aiken reports on the women’s race:
 “Third in 2015. Second in 2016. First in 2017. Clearly it was Ranelagh’s
 year. But what would 2018 bring?

 A look at the entry list would show some of the county’s big hitters were
 missing: Phoebe Law, the county champion from 2017 and Katie Bingle were
 preparing for their Great Britain appearance at Edinburgh the following
 weekend, and Sophie Harris, winner of both Surrey League races this season
 in a barely more than 12 months of serious running, being carefully managed
 through the congested winter fixture list.

 Not that there was a lack of talent on the start line. Phoebe and Katie may
 have been absent, but their four remaining teammates from the Surrey team
 which took the National Inter Counties title last March were all in
 attendance. And it was these four that were to take the top positions.
 Sophie Cowper set off like she meant business, but was unable to sustain the
 pace as both Izzy Brinsden and Laura Gent first reeled her in and then
 forged ahead. Izzy had been part of the victorious Surrey team at the
 Southern Inter Counties before Christmas and her form continued into the new
 year, taking the county title by seven seconds from Laura. Behind Sophie in
 third came Steph McCall, short of training but with her exams now behind

 The first green vest of Guildford & Godalming came home fifth. Suzie Monk
 has been largely hidden in Loughborough these past months, but a 17:41 at
 Bushy Park in late November was an indication of form. Herne Hill may have
 seen Chloe Tighe depart for Australia, but another antipodean, Kiwi Georgie
 Grgec, has been recruited to take her place. She led home ex-Cambridgeshire
 runner, Katy Hedgethorne, who has been plying her trade with Thames Hare &
 Hounds since moving to London. Behind the ageless Claire Grima, Thames’s
 Victoria Barthelmess edged out Sam Ludlow Taylor, running for Guildford &
 Godalming as first claim Serpentine are not affiliated to Surrey.

 Pre-race, I’d predicted a win for Thames, with Guildford & Godalming third,
 but clearly this was the battle for gold. A mere seven seconds were to
 separate the remaining scorers from both clubs, with Guildford & Godalming
 triumphing by just three points.

 In what proved to be a relatively close battle for the team prizes, South
 London claimed the final spot on the podium, ahead of a resurgent Hercules
 Wimbledon and the ever-dependable Herne Hill Harriers.

 And what did 2018 bring Ranelagh? The seven entrants would have seen
 Ranelagh join in the team battle. But that became five starters, then three
 finishers and the defence of the County title fizzled out rather tamely,
 though Laura Blazey put in a strong showing, bagging 13th spot. Suzy
 Whatmough was a dozen places behind with Ria Woodfield in the top 60.

 The sequence starts again next year, right?”

 Men’s races:
 The main comment from most runners and officials was that it was ******
 cold! A freezing wind direct from the Arctic swept across the shelterless
 slopes of Denbies Vineyard. The course had been amended slightly since the
 last championships here in order to omit dangerous corners but it still
 provided a stern test to the runners, who at least had the opportunity to
 warm up a bit during their races. The conditions suited some. In the senior
 men’s race Nick Impey led the way for Ranelagh and took some impressive
 scalps on his way to 26th place. Steve Whitehead returned from injury with
 48th and there was another good performance from Jonathan Smith in 51st.
 Newcomer Ross McDonald, Richard Kimber and Dave Lawley completed the scoring
 six. We finished 8th team. We were well represented in the junior events by
 Tom Armstrong and Euan Sinclair in the Under 15 boys, and Finlay Sinclair in
 the Under 13s.    

 SURREY LADIES LEAGUE DIVISION 1  Saturday 13th January on Wimbledon Common
 Women’s team manager Phil Aiken’s report:
 “The Surrey League moves ever closer to Richmond Park. Thames, Hercules and
 the Windmilers have staged a number of races over the years but this is the
 first time I can recall Belgrave playing host, certainly to one of the 5
 mile league races. And the significance lies in the course. Aside from the
 loop around the windmill, it is absolutely flat and on a good surface. More
 trail running than cross country, this has been the scene of my fastest
 cross country races. A voice at the end proclaimed it boring, complaining
 about the absence of mud. It was certainly a very different course to that
 experienced at Dorking less than a week before.

 Sophie Harris had won the opening two races and, much to  Belgravian Will
 Cockerell’s excitement on the Surrey League facebook page, was attempting to
 become the first woman for 30 years to win the first three races of the
 season. The result was never in doubt, Sophie finishing over a minute clear
 of second place. In the previous two races, that was Clapham’s Steph Davis.
 Today it would again be a Clapham Chaser, second claimer Lucy Reid. Lucy
 still retains her Kent eligibility and was second in the Kent championships
 a week ago. Reprising their close battle from Denbies, Herne Hill’s Georgie
 Grgec edged out Katy Hegethorne of Thames.

 With Clapham and Thames tied at the top of the table, the call went out for
 reinforcements. For Thames Hare & Hounds, who host the varsity Cross Country
 race, that means utilising Hare & Hounds connections at both Oxford and
 Cambridge, Sarah Lovewell trailed her fellow former Cambridge student over
 the line but, as both are second claim, Sarah was relegated to the B team. 

 Saron Haileselase found conditions to her liking, finishing strongly to
 claim her highest ever finishing position. In contrast, Izzy Brinsden was
 more at home at Denbies. Her 7th place finish today won’t alter the fact
 that she’s the County champion. Claire Grima added another top 10 finish to
 her collection, before it became Oxford’s turn to provide another Thames
 finisher, Bethanie Murray. Lucie Custance struck back for Clapham but
 current Cambridge student Ruby Woolfe and former Edinburgh Hare & Hound
 Victoria Barthelmess gave Thames another two scorers. On the day, Thames
 would triumph with a not inconsiderable lead of 28 points going into the
 final fixture.

 Laura Blazey was again the first Ranelagh home, pushed down to 18th by the
 top-of-the-table shenanigans being fought out in front. She was almost
 pushed down another another spot by sometime-training partner, Eileen
 Brandley of Hercules, but prevailed by four seconds. Cordy Parker, showing
 Ranelagh can also play the second claim card, was half a minute back in
 23rd, claiming the scalp of Mara Yamauchi in the process, though it’s fair
 to say that Mara isn’t in 2:23 marathon shape these days. A former Oxford
 student, there are no prizes for guessing who Mara ran for. Suzy Whatmough,
 33rd, and Becky Curtis-Hall, 48th, and Fanny Vein, 65th, completed the
 scoring A team. 

 Jo Billings made a welcome return from Achilles issues. Julia Bailey ducked
 under 100 by the narrowest of margins, Becky Northmore, Bonnie Morgan and
 Wiebke Kortum brought the B team home in 22nd (7th among B teams).

 Eight more Ranelagh vests were to cross the line, led by Eugénie McLachlan.
 Lara Werrett followed before Niamh Holt well and truly turned the tables on
 Marianne Malam after their Middlesex battle the week before. Rachel Revett,
 Clare Day and Karen Harbert, appearing without their daughters for the first
 time, and Tamsin Burland completed the Ranelagh effort.

 Unlike Thames and Clapham, the other clubs were more solid than strong, an
 exception being Hercules, who were neither. Ranelagh’s points total
 continues to creep up, but was still good for 6th on the day, and just
 enough to hold onto 5th overall. With a 56 point cushion, South London
 should hold off Belgrave for third, but the next four – Belgrave, Ranelagh,
 Herne Hill and Hercules are separated by just 45 points. At the bottom there
 is an intriguing six-team battle for survival in Division 1, with 151 points
 separating the bottom six. 

 There was another Guildford & Godalming procession in Division 2. Hannah
 Irwin matched Sophie Harris’s feat of three wins out of three as the Gs
 placed five in the first six. With a total after three races of just 54
 points, promotion is all but assured, there being a gap of 545 points back
 to fourth place. The real question is, with a couple of runners missing, can
 they finish the season with less than 100 points.

 We’ll find out in Richmond Park on February 10th. And if anyone can spare
 some time that day to help out, it will be greatly appreciated.”

 In the combined U17 and U15 race Izzy, Emily and Lexi all ran well in the
 top third of the field.  

 SURREY LEAGUE DIVISION 1  Saturday 13th January at Coulsdon
 Phil Killingley reports:
 “It always feels chillier on top of Farthing Downs - even with relatively
 mild temperatures the wind kept us from feeling comfortable at the start.
 Comfort levels went downhill from there on as we raced off on the famous
 Coulsdon Camber into the wind.  
 Richard Gregory was our first scorer in 12th, with an excellent effort that
 saw an age graded pb of 84.6%. Carl Assmundson had a pleasing run to come
 21st (pb also of 80.2%) - he went out hard and after 3km passed an unfit Jon
 Pepper (35th), which provided motivation not to look back.  Jon provided
 motivation for Nick Impey too (pb 81.2%), who nearly snaffled him on the
 line. In 36th Nick benefited from remembering his spikes this time. Jordan
 Mungovan was 5th home in 61st (pb 77.2%), 50 seconds later - a great result
 - with Carl Selya Hammer, Marc Leyshon and Peter Haarer securing 70th, 76th
 and 77th, not long after.  Carl pb'ed too with 79.3%, surviving a fast start
 and a twisted spike (really!). Then a well-paced Ted Mockett stormed through
 in 82nd and was nearly caught by Steve Whitehead in 83rd to finish off the
 scoring as anchorman extraordinaire - well returned after a longish autumn
 injury.  I can testify to Steve's barnstorming hill climbs - he was going
 about twice my pace up the long one!
 There was an upsetting of the old order, with Eirin McDaid and Captain
 Killingley failing to make the scoring ten for the first time ever.
 Excellent runs meant that the B team packed in behind them - on form Jon
 Smith was 6 seconds behind Phil - 13th scorer a massive improvement on his
 20th last time. A special mention also for David Ready for his superb run
 (71.9% pb). Dave Lawley was superb with an age graded 76.1% pb. Marc Snaith
 snatched anchorman for the Bs, appearing to slow significantly in the final
 stages to ensure the trophy was his...”

 Phil adds: “Here’s Jon Smith's report from the back of the pack (actually
 not, as he was 6 seconds behind me...)”

 "The B teamers were tightly packed as they made their way up the long
 cambering hill for the first time. Marc Snaith, picking up where he left off
 at Mitcham, was off to a flyer and on Captain Phil’s tail. Meanwhile Dave
 Lawley, Dave Ready, James Whistler, Al Whatmough and Mark Herbert were all
 no doubt slightly shocked to find themselves running along with Eirin, who
 looked like he was out for a jog with his ladies football team. Graham Brook
 was also well in the mix at this point whilst Jonathan Smith and Rick Jenner
 had started at a slightly more cautious pace. On the back straight Al,
 already struggling with dodgy shins, managed to find an unfortunate pot hole
 which slowed him up a little. By subsequent accounts (just one account
 really) Eirin’s slow pace was because he had done something similar. To
 prove it he provided a photo after the race suggesting his ankle had swollen
 up and gone red. This looked suspiciously like a red skittle had fallen into
 his sock and melted.

 As the second lap geared up Marc’s quick start started to catch up with him
 and he lost ground on Phil. Meanwhile Graham had gone off in pursuit of the
 captain. Jonathan had started moving up through the field and took Dave with
 him, but not before a Herne Hill Harrier had stacked it and nearly taken
 both of them out in one go. As they went up the hill for the second time
 Marc was caught and Graham was in their sights. By this point Eirin had
 already started to make his move and was now trying to hunt down the A Team
 scorers. Further back Herbie and Dave R could see Snaithy 50 metres ahead
 and were sat in a pack of 4-5 runners that included David Grima of Hercules,
 Jimmy Whistler wasn’t too far back and Rick had overtaken Al.

 Rick and Jimmy then proceeded to have a battle royale, Rick taking Jimmy in
 the woods before Jimmy came back and took him again in the open. On the back
 straight Jon caught Graham and was perplexed to see that the next person in
 the firing line was Phil. He made a huge effort to get close enough for a
 rare scalp but Phil was too strong down the finishing straight. Rick and
 Jimmy managed to overtake Marc. Dave L got right on to Graham’s heels but
 the big finish would come from the other David, who decided to take on one
 of the club’s best sprint finishers in the form of Herbie and managed to
 pull it off.

 Meanwhile Rick managed to get himself ahead of Marc who held on to secure
 the B team anchorman trophy ahead of Al. A cracking race with only around 90
 seconds separating 11th to 20th."

 Phil K again:
 “For other teams, Clapham’s Andy Maud is reportedly unfit but it didn’t stop
 him winning here. Kent pipped Hercules to the match win, and are now just 12
 points behind Hercules with a race to go.  Thames were next and Ranelagh in
 fourth.  That should have been enough to see us clear of relegation but
 unfortunately Clapham absolutely nailed it and were only 4 points behind us
 in 5th. It was Belgrave and SLH who slipped up, and so we leapfrog the
 latter and get much closer to the former. (Herne Hill also tanked, but they
 had done better in previous fixtures) So it'll go down to the wire, with 167
 points separating 5th to 8th.  This is not dissimilar to 2014 when the exact
 same four clubs were fighting to see who got the last relegation spot, that
 time only 35 points apart. 

 In the B teams table, we had a great result, but Hercules pulled it out with
 a really strong A and B team, so we slip to third.  Holding onto 3rd would
 be a good result for the last fixture, with Clapham and then Thames not far
 behind.  A big watch-out as well for next year.  Guildford and Godalming are
 FLYING at the top of Div 2, having won 2 fixtures with fewer than 100
 points.  They look to defy the usual status of promotees as yo-yo clubs.  

 Thanks as ever to race legends Ken and Alan, and also to our hardy
 supporters shouting us on.  Another great result.” 

 Euan and Finlay Sinclair ran well once again in the junior race.

 FRANCKEISS CUP RUNNERS’ ROWING RACE  Sunday 14th January at The Skiff Club,
 We had hoped to put out a crew to contest the Franckeiss Cup this year, but
 unluckily injuries prevented it. The trophy was donated back in 1929 by
 Ranelagh member R.H. Franckeiss. Paul Gregory reports:
 “The annual races were held between 26.2 RRC, Hercules Wimbledon AC, The
 Stragglers, Thames Hare and Hounds and Wimbledon Windmilers, over a short
 sprint course, the length of Trowlock Island.

 Hercules Wimbledon retained the Franckeiss Cup for the men’s doubles in a
 very close race with Thames Hare and Hounds until the final moments, and
 also regained the mixed doubles. 26.2 RRC retained the ladies doubles cup
 contesting the race with the new club taking part, Wimbledon Windmilers. 
 That club entered four crews in men’s, ladies’ and mixed doubles, and were a
 close second in three heats and finals, in one of which was set the fastest
 time of the day. This was a great result for crews who had not raced before
 in Thames skiffs. Splendid close racing, enjoyed by all taking part.”

 BOX HILL KNACKER CRACKER  Monday 1st January at Dorking
 1   A Money (Orpington)       51.00
 160 Kirsty Noble (Ranelagh)  101.51  

 TADWORTH 10 miles  Sunday 7st January 
 Marie Synnott-Wells finished 3rd in the W50 category.

 1   M Rutter (Clapham)        59.22
 18  Edward Forbes (Ranelagh)  66.25
 35  Duncan Mallison           69.15      
 37  A Baird (Serp))           69.28  (1st woman)
 124 Marie Synnott-Wells       77.10
 156 Lara Werrett              79.16
 345 Aoife Kilpatrick          92.15
 383 Claire Warner             95.09
 542 Colette Doran            109.57    

 NEW YEAR RICHMOND PARK 10km  Sunday 7th January
 Adrienne Baddeley won the women’s category by over a minute.

 1   F Allen (Herc Wimb)       37.57
 10  Adrienne Baddeley (Rane)  44.04  (1st woman)
 39  Matt Sowton               51.11

 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 6th January

 Bushy Park
 Nick WRIGHT 19:22, Bruce MCLAREN 20:32, Joe BRYANT 21:31, Rachel REVETT
 23:27, Simon COLLINGRIDGE 23:42, Matt SOWTON 24:06, Adam WRIGHT 24:24, Noel
 SIMPSON 27:43, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:07, Colette DORAN 30:04, Wally GARROD
 42:06, John HANSCOMB 50:28

 Richmond Park
 First place for Jordan Mungovan.
 Jordan MUNGOVAN 17:04, James RITCHIE 20:17, Richard GURD 21:00, Nick FORDHAM
 21:06, Bobby JACKSON 21:35, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 21:39, John HOBSON 22:03,
 Richard PENDER 22:29, Cecily DAY (jnr) 22:39, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 22:47, Jeremy
 DAY 23:00, James RUSHBY (jnr) 23:05, Elisa FERRUA 23:11, Amrut SHARMA 23:38,
 Christopher READ 25:01, Margie MARSHALL 25:19, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 25:46,
 Clare DAY 26:04, Ian HARRISON 26:48, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 27:58, Karen HARBERT
 28:07, Andrew BROWN 28:12, Gavin HILLHOUSE 28:23, Phil RUSHBY 28:32, Aoife
 KILPATRICK 28:38, Sue CAMP 29:45, Ben RUSHBY(jnr) 30:46, Maia RUSHBY 31:02,
 Heather MARTINGELL 32:38, Deepa SHARMA 33:54, Wendy FISHER 34:44, Martin
 CLARK 42:47, Pat HEWLETT 43:52, Penny MERRETT 49:03

 Old Deer Park
 Stewart ANDERSON 20:50, Stephen AIKIN 22:24, Paula MAGUIRE 26:52, Mark ROPER
 27:04, Lorna SMITH 29:32, Julian HOLDEN 31:30, Katrina ROCHE 33:04, Henry
 MAGUIRE 49:49

 Hampstead Heath
 Pete WARREN 28:54

 Chris CAMACHO 26:25, Geoffrey FISHER 28:03, Tom REAY 28:39, Verka LAFEUILLE

 Emma WELLHAM 28:47

 Nonsuch Park
 Toby COOPER 21:41

 Ally Pally
 Andres ARANA GARCIA 22:59

 Angus CATER 28:23

 Crane Park
 It was first and third for Ted Mockett and Jonathan Smith.
 Ted MOCKETT 17:20, Jonathan SMITH 17:44, David LAWLEY 17:46, James RILEY
 18:42, Eliott WELLS 18:46, Daniel LITTLE 19:55, Paul SINTON-HEWITT 20:18,
 Philip ROBERTS 21:56, Michelle BEAUMONT 23:26, Kevin KEAREY 23:53, Ann
 KEAREY 24:24, Kevin JACQUES 24:33, Fiona PUGH 25:43, Hannah MALAM (jnr)
 25:43, Claire WARNER 25:54, Josie KEAREY(jnr) 27:52, Joanne SINTON-HEWITT
 27:56, Ellen VAN KEULEN 28:05, Christine DAVID 29:49, Linda HONEY 30:55,
 Katie WALTON 31:44, Tamsin BURLAND 32:08, Tracey SMALL 32:51, Cindy CROUCHER
 34:22, Hilary THOMSON 34:53, Sally SPAULL 38:52, Louise WAPSHOTT 46:23

 Woodlands, South Africa
 Sam Dalgleish finished 2nd.
 Sam DALGLEISH 20:02

 Osterley Park
 Michael OSBORNE 24:21

 Reigate Priory
 Duncan MALLISON 27:16

 Mike PEACE 25:51

 Bowral, Australia
 Glen Turner was almost two minutes clear.
 Glen TURNER 16:48

 Dawn BATES 32:04

 Lac de Divonne, France
 Alastair RITCHIE 25:15

 Nidda, Germany
 Peter FORDHAM 26:35

 parkruns 5km Saturday 13th January

 Bushy Park
 Paul SINTON-HEWITT 19:22, Simon ROTHWELL 23:09, Karen WEIR 25:36, Verka
 LAFEUILLE 25:45, Ian GRANGE 25:48, Julie DRUMMOND 27:22, Jackie DUNKLEY
 29:20, Wally GARROD 40:05, John HANSCOMB 52:04

 Banstead Woods
 Christopher PARSONS 24:09

 Richmond Park
 Adrienne Baddeley was 2nd woman to finish.
 Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 18:22, Adrienne BADDELEY 20:45, Ed SMITH 20:59, Ben RIEDEL
 21:48, Gary LEE 21:55, Stephen AIKIN 22:23, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 22:41, Jeremy
 DAY 23:02, James RUSHBY (jnr) 23:04, John HOBSON 23:11, Karl GARVEY 23:53,
 Margie MARSHALL 24:58, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 25:05, Aoife KILPATRICK 25:12, Ian
 HARRISON 26:33, Matilda HARRISON 26:37, Gavin HILLHOUSE 27:08, Ben RUSHBY
 (jnr) 28:45, Maia RUSHBY 28:49, Phil RUSHBY 29:29, Deepa SHARMA 33:09, Wendy
 FISHER 35:38, Carol AIKIN 35:41, Andrew BROWN 36:31, Martin CLARK 40:57,
 Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 42:03, Pat HEWLETT 43:20, Penny MERRETT 50:16, Beverley
 ALI 50:22

 Black Park
 Jarryd HILLHOUSE 22:16, Lloyd CAMP 23:18, Sue CAMP 28:22, Ewa SOLTYS 30:15

 Old Deer Park
 Kevin KNOWLES 23:58, Christopher READ 24:54, Paula MAGUIRE 27:23, Julian
 HOLDEN 30:32, Katrina ROCHE 35:19, Leeanne BRYCE 36:57, Katie WALTON 36:58,
 Deborah BLAKEMORE 54:14, Nigel COOMBES 54:28, Melanie DAVISON 54:31

 Nick WRIGHT 19:31, Chris CAMACHO 24:21, Simon TAYLOR 25:54, Alison DICKS

 Alan DAVIDSON 28:33

 Roding Valley
 Peter FORDHAM 30:17

 Emma WELLHAM 27:34

 Tom CAMERON 20:40, Colette DORAN 31:50

 Angus CATER 27:41

 Crane Park
 Gareth Williams was 2nd man and Michelle Beaumont was 3rd woman.
 Gareth WILLIAMS 18:03, Eliott WELLS 19:12, Daniel LITTLE 19:24, Richard GURD
 19:55, Eric PLUE 20:40, Kevin KEAREY 21:16, Michelle BEAUMONT 22:57, Ann
 KEAREY 23:51, Adam WRIGHT 24:28, Nathaniel BOND (jnr) 25:16, Hannah MALAM
 (jnr) 25:35, Claire WARNER 26:08, Abigail  MALAM (jnr) 27:05, Fiona PUGH
 28:17, Heather MARTINGELL 28:18, Paul WAPSHOTT 29:43, Daniel CHIECHI 31:07,
 Christine DAVID 31:10, Louise WAPSHOTT 31:36, Tracey SMALL 31:59, Hilary
 THOMSON 32:39, Cindy CROUCHER 34:34, Alan ELDER 35:27

 Victoria Park, Glasgow
 Peter WEIR 20:54

 Fulham Palace
 Pete WARREN 27:55

 Reigate Priory
 Duncan MALLISON 21:05

 Mike PEACE 25:53

 Nick Twomey was first across the line.
 Nick TWOMEY 17:27

 Huskisson, Australia
 Glen Turner finished 2nd in this inaugural event.
 Glen TURNER 17:19

 Mike WHITE 29:35

 Lac de Divonne, France
 Alastair RITCHIE 25:07

 Ernest Ullmann, South Africa
 Sam Dalgleish was the first finisher in South Africa….
 Sam DALGLEISH 19:15

 Clover Point, Canada
 …and John Atkinson led the way in Canada
 John ATKINSON 19:55

 Japan’s Mr Marathon Yuki Kawauchi defied temperatures of minus 17 centigrade
 to win the Marshfield Marathon in Massachusetts on January 1st. He recorded
 2:18.59, his 76th sub 2:20 run..