Newsdesk 2018

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 523               29th March 2018
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *  Janet Turnes wins the Clutton Cup 10 miles handicap
 *  Fastest times by Peter Haarer and Fanny Vein
 *  Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap on April 7th
 *  Thames Towpath 10 miles on April 8th 
 *  Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon on May 6th 
 *  Still time to book for the Baker Cup Prize Presentations evening on April
 *  Quiz night at the clubhouse on April 28th 
 BAKER CUP 3 miles ROAD HANDICAP  Saturday 7th April in Richmond Park (by 
 White Lodge)
 Our shortest handicap, 3 miles road in the centre of the Park. 3pm start,
 all welcome, register on the day at the clubhouse no later than  2.15pm.

 Our Presentations evening will take place after the Baker Cup 3 miles
 handicap on Saturday 7th April, starting at 7pm. If you have a trophy to
 collect please try to attend.
 The venue as usual will be upstairs at the Roebuck pub, 130 Richmond Hill, 
 TW10 6RN (tel 0208 948 2329). Price is £25 per person, to include welcome
 drink, free beer (while stocks last) and buffet dinner. We can accommodate a 
 maximum of 60 people, so please reserve your place now. Your glass of bubbly
 awaits you!
 Please contact Michele Gibson, Email:- micheleagibson@hotmail.com,
 Mobile:- 07703 518956.
 Cheques payable to Ranelagh Harriers and posted / handed to Ms Michele
 Gibson, c/o Baker Cup Supper, 79 Thames Side, Staines upon Thames, Middlesex
 TW18 2HF or leave in the clubhouse safe with the name Michele Gibson / Baker
 Cup on the envelope. Cash payable to Michele Gibson at the Club on Tuesday
 and Wednesday nights. BACS Payments - Ranelagh Harriers Sort Code 401310
 Account 12154501 REF- Baker Cup & YOUR NAME.

 We’ll be holding a quiz night in the clubhouse on Saturday 28th April
 starting at 7pm. It’s teams of four, make up your own team or just come
 along on the night and we’ll fit you into a team. Price is £10 per head to
 include a fish and chip supper (or veggie alternative – please state).
 Please let Andy Hayward  know if you are coming –  a-hayward4@sky.com
 or 07749 204242. 

 We still need lots more helpers for our Half Marathon on Sunday 6th May.
 Please let us know if you can help. There’s a sign-up sheet in the clubhouse
 or email ranelaghhalfhelpers@hotmail.co.uk. 
 Looking further ahead there’s help wanted too for the Richmond 10km on
 Sunday 17th June.
 …for our Half Marathon on May 6th - here:...
 …and our 10k on June 17th - here:. 
 Half Marathon entries are coming in fairly slowly this year, so if you’re
 planning to run get your entry in soon. Of course, if you’re not running
 please volunteer as a marshal – see above. 

 Richmond Half Marathon Race Director Sandra Forrest writes:
 “We’ve lost our photographer for this year’s race. It seems a shame not to
 have one, but they said that the race hasn’t been profitable for them. We
 don’t pay the photographer anything, or even organise their attendance –
 they usually just turn up and then put a link to the gallery on the website
 each year so that people can purchase their event photos if they would like
 to. If anyone would like to give this a shot, there is an opening for this
 service. Contact me directly at ranelaghhalfmarathon@hotmail.co.uk if
 you are interested.” 
 This isn’t a vital service so if no-one is interested we will do without.

 THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles  Sunday 8th April at Chiswick
 This is always a popular event and is the opening race in our 2018 Road
 Grand Prix. Details:. There are
 48 Ranelagh entries at the time of writing. Full details of the Road Grand
 Prix here:. 
 HOGSMILL LADIES ONLY 5 miles  Sunday 13th May
 Claire from Epsom Allsorts writes:
 “This year’s race is set to be on 13th May 2018, once again starting from
 the Harrier Centre in West Ewell at 10 am.  There are also children's races
 starting at 9:15.This year there is a technical t-shirt for all finishers!!
 Entries are now open. Please see a link to our website with more information
 and how to enter  here:. We can't
 promise perfect weather but we can promise that there will be a charity cake
 sale at the end!!!”

 Our annual “Mini Mob Match” against The Stragglers will take place on
 Saturday 30th June incorporated with the Crane Park parkrun. If you’re
 running a parkrun that day, please choose Crane Park if you can. Wear
 Ranelagh kit and make sure your parkrun profile identifies you as Ranelagh,
 otherwise you won’t count.  

 Zoe writes:
 “Deep tissue massage for athletes can both enhance performance and reduce
 the risk of injury, as runners we have all had muscle fatigue, inflammation
 and some ligament issues. 
 One Willow Therapeutics is an established deep tissue massage specialist
 which can work with each athlete to address injuries or specific concerns;
 this is often best set to gain optimal result working within their training
 One of our members, Zoe as part of One Willow Therapeutics is offering a
 discount to all Ranelagh members. This might be great in helping any current
 injury, or simply preparing for or recovering from an important race! For a
 pre-race treatment it is advisable that it is taken at least week or before
 the event, as deep tissue work can cause the body to change in a rebalance,
 or readjustment which needs to be accounted for. 
 The offer is for first treatment, including consultation, for an hour £45
 (normally £75), 90 minutes £60 and two hours at £80 (normally £120).
 For those who would like to book please call Zoe at One Willow Therapeutics
 on 07778 513098 or email zoe@onewillow.co.uk and let her know you are
 a member of Ranelagh.” 

 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 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 7th April                Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap in
 Richmond Park (White Lodge) 3pm start

 Sunday 8th April                  Thames Towpath 10 miles at Chiswick

 Sunday 15th April                 Brighton Marathon 

 Sunday 22nd April                London Marathon

 Sunday 6th May                   Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon. See above

 Sunday 20th May                 Sutton 10km.   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


 CLUTTON CUP 10 miles handicap  Saturday 17th March in Richmond Park. 
 Shackleton reports:
 “The Clutton Cup favoured the bold: arctic temperatures, driving snow and
 slippery conditions all had to be negotiated just to get to Petersham,
 besides the vast drifts of rugby-goers heading for the international match
 at Twickenham.  Sixteen hardy souls gathered for the start.  As we set off
 one after another into the wild, we were met almost immediately by the shock
 of an icy wind at full blast which sought out the marrow of our bones. 
 Queen's Ride offered some shelter but there was no real let-up until we had
 reached the lee of Spankers Hill.  The park was pleasantly empty and we
 encountered fewer people than we did deer, the latter looking on
 disdainfully as we skirted the herd (especially the stag with his air of
 "None shall pass").  As we approached Pen Ponds an unmissable sign pointed
 the way to the start of a series of red flags laid down carefully by an
 intrepid Andy Bickerstaff which marked out the second half of the lap very
 effectively.  This section of the course covers parts of the park rarely
 trod by Ranelagh (or indeed anyone else on this particular day) and if
 perhaps the most bleak in appearance, it was the most scenic with acres of
 snow-covered wilderness stretching ahead.  We were soon at and through a
 section called Pond Slade which was a little damp and boggy in places, and
 then climbing back up round Sidmouth Wood to the start.  If the first lap
 was the epitome of the loneliness of the long-distance runner (I saw no one)
 then the second was more lively as the faster runners began to close in on
 those who had set off earlier. Janet Turnes was first to the tape and won
 the handicap and the Cup.  She was followed in by James Riley who produced
 an excellent run and was unlucky to miss out on fastest man for the day by
 just two seconds (that went to Peter Haarer who had the advantage of Marcus
 Atkins to chase down in a close sprint finish).  Mark Herbert was neatly
 third finisher and third in speed order, while Fanny Vein was our fastest
 woman, followed by Rebecca Northmore and Ann Kearey.  The real heroes of the
 day were the marshals: Andy Bickerstaff, Ken Powley, Alan Hedger and others
 who nobly started everyone at the correct time and then endured the bitter
 weather until the last runner came home.  Back at the clubhouse the
 post-race tea prepared by Carol Barnshaw and Clive Naish has rarely been
 more welcome.  In spite of the elements I enjoyed the Clutton Cup and my
 only regret is that it has taken me more than thirty years to give it a go.” 
                               H'cap     H'cap    Actual   Speed
                               Time      Allow     Time    Order
  1   Janet Turnes       (L)   50.54     61.10    112.04     14 
  2   James Riley              51.33     10.40     62.13      2 
  3   Mark Herbert             52.53     11.10     64.03      3 
  4   Eliott Wells             52.58     18.00     70.58      4 
  5   Peter Haarer             54.21      7.50     62.11      1 
  6   Marcus Atkins            54.23     20.30     74.53      9 
  7   Ann Kearey         (L)   55.11     34.20     89.31     11 
  8   Fanny Vein         (L)   55.23     16.50     72.13      6 
  9   Chris Owens              55.53     17.50     73.43      8 
 10   Tom Cameron              56.57     15.10     72.07      5 
 11   Alexander Fordham        57.30     15.10     72.40      7 
 12   Rebecca Northmore  (L)   59.42     18.00     77.42     10 
 13   Chris Camacho            61.23     37.00     98.23     13 
 14   Michael Osborne          61.44     33.20     95.04     12 

 FINCHLEY 20 miles  Sunday 18th March
 The Finchley 20 would have served as our club 20 miles championship but it
 was one of many road races this weekend to be cancelled in the face of icy

 ENGLISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 17th March at Leeds
 Representing Middlesex, Izzy Atkins finished 44th in a field of 339 runners
 in the Inter Girls race.

 1    K Kyreme (Shaft B))      1:12.05  (chip time 1:12.05)
 27   L Niems (unatt)          1:25.01  (1:25.01 - 1st woman)
 29   James Whistler (Rane)    1:25.34  (1:25.30)
 1608 Claire Warner            2:19.46  (2:10.36)
 1882 Sally Yau                2:16.17  (2:14.02)
 2601 Katie Walton             2:48.54  (2:40.06)
 2645 Latrina Roche            2:50.54  (2:29.38)

 1   A Clarke (Hastings)       1:08.35
 12  Ian Kenton (Ranelagh)     1:17.55  

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km  Friday 23rd March in Hyde Park
 1   N Besson (Serp)           15.47
 10  Ian Kenton (Ranelagh)     16.32
 227 Alan Davidson             27.42       

 SRI CHINMOY MAD MARCH 10k  Saturday 24th March in Battersea Park
 1   A Maud (Highgate)         31.59
 34  Ed Perry (Ranelagh)       36.44         

 CRANLEIGH 15 miles / 21 miles  Sunday 25th March
 21 miles
 1   S Blake (Woking)          2:01.51
 173 Bruce McLaren (Ranelagh)  2:53.04

 16 miles
 1   M Houston (Chichester)    1:26.28
 107 Marilena Wilkinson (Rane) 2:30.01            

 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 10th March

 Rondebosch, South Africa
 Lloyd CAMP 23:41

 parkruns 5km Saturday 17th March

 Bushy Park
 Julia Bailey was second woman.
 Julia BAILEY 20:05, Euan SINCLAIR (jnr) 20:56, James WHISTLER 21:12, Joe
 BRYANT (jnr) 21:42, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr) 22:11, Noel SIMPSON 27:53, Jackie
 DUNKLEY 30:11, Wally GARROD 47:50, Colette DORAN 50:54, Michael WHITE 50:55,
 John HANSCOMB 57:04 

 Wimbledon Common
 Richard Gregory was first overall and Laura Blazey was third woman
 Richard GREGORY 17:49, Laura BLAZEY 23:33

 Richmond Park
 Jordan Mungovan placed third overall and Adrienne Baddeley was second woman.

 Jordan MUNGOVAN 18:30, Gareth WILLIAMS 18:55, Adrienne BADDELEY 21:08, John
 HOBSON 22:25, Stephen AIKIN 22:55, Jeremy DAY 23:29, Rachel REVETT 25:23,
 Margie MARSHALL 25:41, Carol AIKIN 25:46, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 26:42, Clare DAY
 26:59, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 27:14, Andrew BROWN 27:21, Ian HARRISON 27:22, Sue
 CAMP 27:34, Gavin HILLHOUSE 27:35, Michael BEVERLY 27:36, Karen HARBERT
 28:30, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 29:42, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 29:58, James RUSHBY (jnr)
 30:01, Maia RUSHBY 30:02, Aoife KILPATRICK 31:06, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 31:07,
 Phil RUSHBY 31:31, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 36:29, Penny MERRETT 38:53, Pat
 HEWLETT 58:12

 Frimley Lodge
 Nicholas TWOMEY 18:10

 Old Deer Park
 Bruce MCLAREN 23:46, Stewart ANDERSON 26:07, Christine DAVID 33:35, Sarah
 HOVELL 35:48, Deborah BLAKEMORE 38:49, Melanie DAVISON 43:54

 Ed Perry and Nick Wright finished first and third overall, while Bonnie
 Morgan was third woman.
 Ed PERRY 18:10, Nick WRIGHT 19:01, Bonnie MORGAN 22:50, Adam WRIGHT 23:30,
 Geoffrey FISHER 25:04, Chris CAMACHO 25:36, Tom REAY 27:07

 Evelyn JOSLIN 28:47, Tomas STERNER 33:54

 Alan DAVIDSON 28:53

 Beckenham Place

 Peter FORDHAM 28:49

 Henry MAGUIRE 51:34

 Fiona PUGH 26:41

 Crane Park
 Eirin McDaid finished first.
 Eirin MC DAID 17:27, Richard GURD 23:17, Rue TURNER 23:27, Philip ROBERTS
 23:58, Michelle BEAUMONT 25:04, Kevin JACQUES 25:06, Heather MARTINGELL
 26:51, Claire WARNER 27:11, Paul WAPSHOTT 27:58, Ellen VAN KEULEN 28:10,
 Nigel COOMBES 45:10

 Glen Turner was the first home.
 Glen TURNER 17:29, Tom FAIRBROTHER 24:59 

 Milano Nord, Italy
 Alastair RITCHIE 24:55

 Pete WARREN 26:46

 Clare FOWLER 26:44

 Kirsty STEEL 24:17

 parkruns 5km Saturday 24th March

 Bushy Park
 Ted MOCKETT 17:15, James WHISTLER 18:13, Nick WRIGHT 18:37, Euan SINCLAIR
 (jnr) 19:38, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr) 20:04, Joe BRYANT (jnr) 20:29, Adam
 WRIGHT 23:28, Rebecca NORTHMORE 23:50, Ian GRANGE 25:35, Ellen VAN KEULEN
 26:20, Julie DRUMMOND 27:09, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:52, Linda HONEY 31:05, Robin
 DRUMMOND 34:58, Wally GARROD 40:26, John HANSCOMB 52:30 

 Richmond Park
 Adrienne Baddeley was the third woman home.
 Adrienne BADDELEY 20:10, Stephen AIKIN 22:03, Richard PENDER 22:17, Sam
 RUSHBY (jnr) 22:31, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 22:39, Jeremy DAY 22:42, Margie
 MARSHALL 24:25, Anna REICHWALD 24:47, Carol AIKIN 24:56, Matilda HARRISON
 (jnr) 25:53, Karl GARVEY 26:07, Simon TAYLOR 26:32, Karen HARBERT 26:38,
 Clare DAY 26:39, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 26:54, Ian HARRISON 27:08, Sue CAMP
 27:11, Gavin HILLHOUSE 27:12, Michael SIKORA 27:30, Phil RUSHBY 27:39, John
 HOBSON 28:30, Aoife KILPATRICK 29:32, Andrew BROWN 30:37, Ben RUSHBY (jnr)
 30:50, Maia RUSHBY 30:52, Bronwen NORTHMORE 33:31, Annemarie GOODRIDGE
 33:58, Robert HILLHOUSE 41:27, Beverley ALI 44:47, Penny MERRETT 44:57, Pat
 HEWLETT 56:10

 Pollok Park, Glasgow
 Peter WEIR 21:36

 Frimley Lodge
 Nicholas TWOMEY 21:12

 Old Deer Park
 Bruce MCLAREN 23:04, Julian HOLDEN 30:12, Deborah BLAKEMORE 32:32, James
 RILEY 34:43, Melanie DAVISON 48:32

 Hampstead Heath
 Pete WARREN 28:36

 Chris CAMACHO 24:08, Alison DICKS 25:54, Tom REAY 26:38, Julie NAISMITH

 Peter Haarer placed second.
 Peter HAARER 17:12 

 Alan DAVIDSON 28:04

 Peter FORDHAM 27:38

 Bath Skyline
 Verka LAFEUILLE 29:48, Michael WHITE 29:49

 Highbury Fields
 Peter FAULL 19:32, Matthew WILLIAMS 19:34

 Emma WELLHAM 47:31

 Nonsuch Park
 Simon HEDGER 20:50

 Fanny Vein was the leading woman.
 Tom CAMERON 19:06, Fanny VEIN 19:40

 Upton House
 Marie SYNNOTT-WELLS 21:40

 Angus CATER 28:27

 Crane Park
 Gordon WHITSON 21:19, Daniel CHIECHI 21:34, Michelle BEAUMONT 22:19, Richard
 GURD 22:25, Marianne MALAM 23:35, Rue TURNER 23:35, Ann KEAREY 23:59, Kevin
 KEAREY 24:00, Jane CRAIGIE-PAYNE 25:00, Heather MARTINGELL 25:18, Paul
 WAPSHOTT 27:20, Josie KEAREY (jnr) 27:23, Hilary THOMSON 32:55, Anne CHILDS
 34:47, Nigel COOMBES 35:02, Su CLARK 37:48, Tamsin BURLAND 37:48, Sally
 SPAULL 38:02

 Mike PEACE 26:12

 East Coast, Singapore
 Duncan MALLISON 21:47

 Exeter Riverside
 Cecily DAY 21:01

 Paul SINTON-HEWITT 20:21, Tom FAIRBROTHER 22:35, Joanne SINTON-HEWITT 27:52

 Hove Promenade
 Ally PICKARD 25:16

 Wyre Forest
 Clare FOWLER 22:25

 Colette DORAN 27:47

 Bois de Boulogne, France
 Carl Selya-Hammer led the way.
 Carl SELYA-HAMMER 18:07

 Lac de Divonne, France
 Alastair Ritchie 24:36

 Skatås, Sweden 
 Glen Turner placed a close second.
 Glen TURNER 16:54

 Jo BILLINGS 20:07, Karen WEIR 22:50

 Mole Valley
 Eirin McDaid was the first home.
 Eirin McDAID 17:41, Mark HERBERT 20:03

 Becky Curtis-Hall was the leading woman.
 Becky CURTIS-HALL 20:18, Rob CURTIS 23:54, Kirsty STEEL 33:23 

 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 25th March 

 Chase LAWLER 8:33, Piper LAWLER 10:20

 Submitted anonymously to the Ranelagh Harriers Gazette October 1922:
 ‘Tis honour of club that spurs us on
 When weary and fit to drop.
 ‘Tis only a slacker that turns it in,
 And none who can stand will stop. 

 ‘Tis a glorious feeling when racing’s o’er,
 No matter which man has won,
 To feel that you’ve run for your club throughout
 And your race was a race well run.