*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 519 30th January 2018 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * South of England Champs Ranelagh women 14th, men 35th (but missing our first finisher) * Laura Blazey and Richard Gregory officially lead our teams, but Ben Anderson is absent from the results * Ranelagh wins the Bank of England inter-club and the Hec Petersen Trophy * Ben Anderson and Suzy Whatmough lead our teams * Three RH in the top eight at the Box Hill Fell Race. * Mob matches and final League races all coming up in the next few weeks * Big DISCOUNTS on club kit * Quiz Night in the clubhouse on March 3rd ATTENTION PLEASE **************** NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB 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. Its 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 race also includes the club veterans championships the Hastings Cup for the first over 40, the McDowell Salver for the first over 50 and the Maslin Mug for the first over 60. And then this seasons final mob match against Blackheath and Bromley HAC. Its also in Richmond Park starting at 2.30pm on Saturday 17th February. It incorporates the club championship for the Wynne Cup. BIG DISCOUNTS ON CLUB KIT Heres an important message from our Kit Steward Marianne Malam: The club's present Kit supplier - AlleyCatz - has decided they will no longer be working with sports clubs but rather concentrate on their school uniform business. Therefore a lot of the Ranelagh stock they currently hold is now discounted online to try and clear as much as possible. Please do look at their website here and order what you need while it is on offer. We will be moving to a new supplier over the coming months - if anyone has any contacts/tips for such a change - let me know - I'd be really grateful! Contact Marianne if you have any suggestions: Marianne.email@example.com or 07786 554010. SURREY LEAGUES 10th FEBRUARY 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 noo n, 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 youre 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. Heres 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? REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN 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:. QUIZ NIGHT Were hoping to hold a Quiz Night in the clubhouse on Saturday 3rd March. All are welcome, make up your own team of four or well find a team for you. £10 per head including fish and chip supper (or veggie alternative). Let us know if youre coming. MUSIC DOCUMENTARY Paz Mendez Hodes writes: I'm a producer working for filmmaker James Bowthorpe on a short documentary about running and I was hoping that some runners from Ranelagh might potentially be interested in taking part. We have already found some runners who we will be profiling but for now are focusing our search on female runners specifically - I've found women are unfortunately less likely to put themselves forward! We're not looking for professionals but amateurs who are quite serious about their running. The film is about the many different ways runners use music - whether simply as motivational tool, as a distraction from external stimuli, a way of deepening introversion, or helping to get to the elevated state so many runners describe. We will conduct preliminary interviews with runners talking about the subject which will be used as voiceover in the film. These interviews will be illustrated with archive footage or other interesting visuals, paired with studio footage of the runners. The film will be shot on 16mm. All filming/interviews would take place in Central London - we will schedule around participants. As this is a documentary project we will not be offering a fee although expenses can be paid. The shoot would be about half a day's time commitment. If you know of anyone who might be interested in speaking to us I would really appreciate any suggestions: Paz Mendez Hodes tel:+44%207453%20292639 or here: FACEBOOK Follow Ranelagh on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ranelaghharriers. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains firstname.lastname@example.org or the women's Captain / Team Manager email@example.com 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. Saturday 17th February Pelling Ratcliff Cup mob match v Blackheath and Bromley HAC in Richmond Park 7.5 miles 2.30pm start. Register on the day. Saturday 24th February National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill. Entries closed. 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/. WHATS HAPPENED *************** BANK OF ENGLAND INTER-CLUB 5 miles Saturday 20th January in Richmond Park (Roehampton Gate) This was Ben Andersons first race for months owing to injury and he showed an impressive turn of speed to finish over a minute and a half clear of Ted Mockett and Phil Killingley. Bank of England were the hosts but they fielded only three runners. In deference to them the scoring was set at three a side, and as we had the first three home that was job done! The race incorporated the match between ourselves and Ealing, Southall and Middlesex AC for the Hec Petersen Trophy, which we also won comfortably. Phil Killingley adds: Well, Ben Anderson and Ted Mockett (both A team scorers in their last Surrey League event) didnt get the memo about this being a B team race and so denied their captain (now very much a B team runner after last weekend) a piece of glory. ;) Richmond Park is famous amongst cross country runners for its quick drying terrain but the rain didnt stop to let that happen yesterday and made conditions very slippery indeed - a clear and unusual case for 12mm spikes, which most of us failed to anticipate, leading to much sliding about. The course was advertised as 5 miles and in practice was more like 4.5. But it was a beautiful route, taking us out and back through the testing ups and downs of Spankers Hill Wood. With three to score Ranelagh took minimum points. Our B team of Dave Lawley (still in fine form), Mark Herbert and a fast starting James Riley scored 20 and were only a point behind second placed Thames. It was also great to see Suzy Whatmough win 1st lady, a mere two seconds ahead of the nearest challenger from Thames. George Howard couldnt resist a spot of mud and rain and Jordan Mungovan couldnt turn up on time (he has form at this event). So while there will be more difficult tests of our team's resolve, it was still a pleasing afternoon. SOUTH OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 27th January at Stanmer Park, Brighton Phil Killingley reports: Mark Herbert's first visit to the Southerns in Brighton 'did not disappoint'. Translated, that means the course was epic, with more hills than flat and it chucked it down for the whole duration of the men's race. Ben Anderson was our top finisher but doesn't appear in the results - not sure why. So Richard Gregory was our first home officially in 85th, which he won't mind me saying is not nearly as quick as he is capable of. Glen Turner was 162nd on return from Oz. Marc Snaith ran solidly and slipped brilliantly (apparently a 10 metre mud slide on a downhill, delighting nearby spectators). Honourable mentions also to Tom Cameron and Mike Peace for completing the course and the team. We were 35th, but with Ben scoring would have done much better probably the low 20s. Well done to Ranelagh women who also braved the conditions and finished a very respectable 14th, led home by Laura Blazey in 50th and Fanny Vein 70th. Becky Curtis-Hall and Marie Synnott-Wells closed in the team, with Rebecca Northmore and Tamsin Burland backing up. The men's team race was won by Bedford and County and the women's by Aldershot Farnham and District. Belgrave's Paskar Owor, who has many Surrey League individual wins to his name, was a lowly 54th, and Jon Pepper 66th, for Brighton Phoenix. SECOND SUNDAY 5 miles Sunday 14th January on Wimbledon Common 1 A Cumine (unatt) 32.03 7 C Cummings (C-le-S) 35.12 (1st woman) 23 Steve Aikin 39.11 45 Lloyd Camp 42.40 58 Andy Bickerstaff 45.56 76 Sue Camp 49.44 BOX HILL FELL RACE Saturday 20th January Ross McDonald reports: The 37th Box Hill Fell Race took place on Saturday 20th January. The 12km off-road run with 520 metres of ascent is organised by South London Orienteers and is limited to 250 entries. It normally fills up within 12 hours of entries opening! It was a nice surprise to be joined on the start-line by Nick Impey and Carl Assmundson. I am still getting to know everyone at the club so it's great to spot new faces in Ranelagh colours each week and to have a chat. Pre-race chat this week involved planning for the first kilometre, as this involved everyone funnelling into one path 50 metres after the start and then immediately hitting the 3-4 minute climb from the stepping stones up to the Box Hill viewpoint. I was weighing up not wanting to blow-up on the first climb versus not wanting to get stuck behind anyone on the climb. I went for the former, led for the first half of the climb, and blew-up as anticipated just short of the top! Carl had no fear on the downhills and was soon off into the distance whilst Nick and I ran close to each other for the rest of the race. There were several short, sharp climbs on the course and two or three nice long drags. Needless to say, my quads are still aching several days after racing! The run finished with a fast decent back to the stepping stones. I just held Nick off, thanks to Nick's bad footwear choice (x-country spikes, with the spikes removed as they were not allowed) and my slight second-wind. Carl was up the road/trail by a few minutes and took a brilliant 4th overall and 3rd senior, with myself in 6th and Nick in 8th. A pretty decent showing from Ranelagh! Despite the pain, it was a fun, muddy, friendly, local event that I think we would all recommend. There is a good little video of the three of us after the first climb on my insta page https://www.instagram.com/p/BeLRFyojhHm/?taken-by=sportyross. There are also official race photos, including Nicks contretemps with a tree, here: http://www.tomhosking.co.uk/gallery/2018-box-hill-fell-race/. I train and race around the Box Hill area fairly often and if anyone is keen to race off-road as well then I recommend the Leith Hill Half Marathon in April (which also incorporates the UK wife carrying championships!) and the Midsummer Munro Half Marathon. here:. 1 A McGrady (VP&TH) 56.40 4 Carl Assmundson 58.53 6 Ross McDonald 59.45 8 Nick Impey 60.20 FARNBOROUGH WINTER HALF MARATHON Sunday 21st January 1 M Costley (Soton) 1:12.13 2005 Marco Perinelli 2:00.46 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 26th January in Hyde Park 1 R Weston (Serp) 15.17 60 Matthew Roberts 19.01 61 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.04 245 Alan Davidson 27.57 RUNTHROUGH CRYSTAL PALACE PARK 10k Sunday 28th January 1 A Bond (Dulwich) 36.16 269 Roger Wallace 60.57 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION LONDON NORTH CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday 24th January at Bedford Colin Brett reports: Ranelagh juniors Tor Heron-Brett (15) & Noah Heron Brett (13) led their respective school teams home with very strong runs in demanding wet cold and gloriously muddy conditions .Both qualified as individuals to represent London North region in the upcoming ISA XC Nationals in Rugby on March the 3rd. Tor finished 1st in his year & third place for a Bronze in the -18 category with Noah just outside the medals in fourth place -15 and also 1st in his year in what was a very competitive race. MIDDLESEX SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP Thursday 25th January Colin Brett again: A special mention for new member 16 year old Louis Sartori who finished 5th in the Middlesex Schools, to qualify for the National Schools Champs - well done and good luck. 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 20th January Bushy Park James WHISTLER 17:54, Jonny BROOK (jnr) 18:03, Jonathan SMITH 18:24, Joe BRYANT (jnr) 21:05, Rebecca NORTHMORE 22:22, Paul SINTON-HEWITT 23:26, Rebecca CURTIS-HALL 24:16, Rob CURTIS 24:20, Colette DORAN 34:53, Wally GARROD 41:04, John HANSCOMB 52:32 Wimbledon Common Ben SHORE 21:55 Banstead Woods Christopher PARSONS 24:23 Richmond Park Adrienne Baddeley was the leading woman. Adrienne BADDELEY 20:35, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 22:11, Richard PENDER 22:18, James RUSHBY (jnr) 23:11, Saskia RICHARDS (jnr) 23:44, Mia BROOKS 23:45, Simon TAYLOR 24:33, Margie MARSHALL 25:01, Andrew BROWN 25:12, Alastair RITCHIE 25:18, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 25:21, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 25:21, Carol AIKIN 26:02, Ian HARRISON 26:12, Aoife KILPATRICK 26:27, Gavin HILLHOUSE 26:45, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 27:40, Maia RUSHBY 27:40, Phil RUSHBY 27:50, Sue CAMP 30:03, Tamsin BURLAND 32:21, Rachel REVETT 32:22, Bronwen NORTHMORE 33:06, Pat HEWLETT 45:42, Martin CLARK 46:56, Penny MERRETT 48:39 Bedfont Lakes Emma WELLHAM 26:16 Banbury Eliott WELLS 20:31 Old Deer Park Kris Davidson was 3rd overall while junior Francesca Baty-Symes was second female. Kris DAVIDSON 19:03, Francesca BATY-SYMES (jnr) 23:55, Julian HOLDEN 30:14, Lorna SMITH 31:07, Deborah BLAKEMORE 38:56, Colin BRETT 38:58 Kingston Glen Turner ducked inside 17 minutes in finishing second. Glen TURNER 16:50, Nick WRIGHT 19:26, Gary LEE 21:36, Clare FOWLER 23:04, Chris CAMACHO 24:10, Alison DICKS 26:52, Verka LAFEUILLE 27:07, Fiona PUGH 28:10 Cannock Chase Richard GURD 27:11 Southsea Alan DAVIDSON 27:58 Boston Toby COOPER 21:10 Newbury Angus CATER 27:41 Ally Pally Andres ARANA GARCIA 23:15 Wormwood Scrubs Bruce McLAREN 27:46 Dulwich Laura Blazey was the second woman. Laura BLAZEY 18:58 Bressay Peter FORDHAM 29:30 Tilgate Jo SINTON-HEWITT 38:40 Crane Park Gareth WILLIAMS 18:02, Daniel LITTLE 19:41, Eric PLUE 20:34, Michelle BEAUMONT 22:53, Marianne MALAM 23:41, Adam WRIGHT 23:51, Kevin KEAREY 24:13, Ann KEAREY 24:14, Rue TURNER 25:43, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 25:45, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 26:23, Paul WAPSHOTT 28:47, Heather MARTINGELL 29:59, Michael WHITE 30:00, Christine DAVID 30:40, Tracey SMALL 32:06, Hilary THOMSON 32:43, Louise WAPSHOTT 33:22, Nigel COOMBES 34:10, Cindy CROUCHER 35:19, Su CLARK 38:05 Northala Fields Pete WARREN 26:48 Parke Mike PEACE 26:13 Rhodes (Australia) John PRATT 27:16 Woodbridge Riverside Julie DRUMMOND 27:49 Clover Point, Canada John ATKINSON 36:13 parkruns 5km Saturday 27th January Bushy Park Nick WRIGHT 19:03, Euan SINCLAIR (jnr) 19:25, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr) 19:49, Joe BRYANT (jnr) 21:23, Simon COLLINGRIDGE 23:24, Ian GRANGE 24:40, Noel SIMPSON 28:04, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:26, Linda HONEY 30:11, Wally GARROD 40:36 Wimbledon Common Nick Twomey finished third. Nick TWOMEY 18:38 Banstead Woods Jonathan Smith 18:34, Christopher PARSONS 23:52 Richmond Park Graham BROOK 18:50, Adrienne BADDELEY 20:35, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 21:22, Ben RIEDEL (jnr) 21:49, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 21:54, James RUSHBY (jnr) 21:54, Richard PENDER 21:56, Jeremy DAY 22:56, Karl GARVEY 23:54, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 24:03, Amrut SHARMA 24:20, Simon TAYLOR 24:25, Margie MARSHALL 24:45, Aoife KILPATRICK 25:22, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 25:23, Andrew BROWN 26:15, Clare DAY 26:19, Karen HARBERT 26:46, Ian HARRISON 27:14, Phil RUSHBY 27:26, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 27:41, Maia RUSHBY 27:41, Deepa SHARMA 32:54, Gavin HILLHOUSE 32:55, Bronwen NORTHMORE 32:56, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 35:12, Carol AIKIN 39:21, Penny MERRETT 42:04, Beverley ALI 42:25, Martin CLARK 43:53 Brighton and Hove Dave Lawley finished third. David LAWLEY 17:31 Old Deer Park A double first for Eirin McDaid and Francesca Baty-Symes, and also third place for Kris Davidson. Eirin MC DAID 17:36, Kris DAVIDSON 19:14, Bruce MCLAREN 23:34, Francesca BATY-SYMES (jnr) 23:52, Julian HOLDEN 30:18, Leeanne BRYCE 33:17, Michael WHITE 33:18, Melanie DAVISON 35:10 Southampton Andy BICKERSTAFF 23:58, Peter FORDHAM 28:48 Hampstead Heath Pete WARREN 28:37 Kingston Ed Perry was first overall and Bonnie Morgan was second woman. Ed PERRY 18:21, Bonnie MORGAN 22:04, Wiebke KORTUM 22:33, Chris CAMACHO 24:07, Alison DICKS 25:36, Tom REAY 26:29 Southsea Alan DAVIDSON 30:39 Highbury Fields Peter FAULL 19:17, Matthew WILLIAMS 19:19 Royal Tunbridge Wells Fiona PUGH 28:56 Fælledparken, Denmark Philip ANDREWS 21:23, Rachel REVETT 23:10 Gunnersbury Niamh HOLT 23:00, Sue CAMP 27:35, Angela DUFFY 30:38 Wormwood Scrubs Jo SINTON-HEWITT 31:07, Paul SINTON-HEWITT 31:08 Rondebosch Common, South Africa James Whistler finished third in South Africa James WHISTLER 18:37 Crane Park Gareth Williams placed second. Gareth WILLIAMS 17:57, Glen TURNER 19:46, Eric PLUE 20:32, Eliott WELLS 23:02, Marianne MALAM 23:02, Adam WRIGHT 23:21, Rue TURNER 24:33, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 26:33, Paul WAPSHOTT 27:05, Heather MARTINGELL 27:58, Katie WALTON 31:01, Louise WAPSHOTT 31:28, Hilary THOMSON 33:17, Cindy CROUCHER 34:27, Nigel COOMBES 35:51 Hilly Fields Richard GURD 23:49 Osterley Park Michael OSBORNE 26:09, Emma WELLHAM 26:14 Weymouth Lexi Keech finished second woman. Lexi KEECH (jnr) 21:17 Fulham Palace Chris READ 25:56 Bryanston Sam Dalgleish was first home. Sam DALGLEISH 18:21 Exeter Riverside Cecily Day was the second woman to finish. Cecily DAY (jnr) 21.40 Hove Promenade Ally PICKARD 25:02 Maylands Peninsula, Australia Julie DRUMMOND 27:23 Lac de Divonne, France Alastair RITCHIE 24:30 FINALLY... From Athletics International: Athletics has been voted by the British public as the most exciting sport to watch on TV. According to a YouGov poll, 47% of those questioned rated athletics as very/quite exciting with 43% opting for football and tennis, 41% for Rugby Union and 36% for gymnastics. Despite all its massive media coverage, cricket ranked 12th of the 17 sports listed with 22%. Bottom of the list with just 11% was golf. A total of 1,616 British adults were polled in November.