Newsdesk 2018

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 524               12th April 2018
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *  Tor Heron-Brett wins the Baker Cup handicap
 *  Fastest times by Peter Haarer and Becky Curtis-Hall   
 *  Nick Impey and Cordelia Parker lead us to team wins in the Thames Towpath
     10 miles 
 *  Nick Impey finishes 3rd in the Victoria Park 10k 
 *  Nick Twomey finishes 2nd in the Wimbledon Common Half Marathon
 *  Gill Sanders represents South Africa in the Commonwealth Games Triathlon
 *  Still time to book for the Quiz night at the clubhouse on April 28th 
 *  More marshals needed for our Half Marathon on Sunday 6th May 
 *  Good luck to all marathoners   
 *  Subscriptions are due…

 ...for 2018-19 are now due.
 The club membership fee includes the England Athletics registration and 
 despite another increase in the England Athletics registration fee to £15,
 we are keeping our subscription rates unchanged for another year. That's £40
 for seniors, £20 for second-claim members and those who are retired and
 over  60, £10 for under 20s and students and non-running members. There is
 also a  £70 family membership. Preferred method of payment is by Bank
 Transfer: our account is at HSBC, sort code 40-23-29, account number
 81109847; please add a message, for example SubscriptionJSmith. A Standing
 Order form is available from our website aachrisowens@yahoo.co.uk. 

 Once a member has paid her/his Club Subscription for the year, then the 
 Club pays to England Athletics the annual registration fee. When the Club
 first registers a member with England Athletics (EA), apart from paying the
 registration fee, the Club provides to EA the member’s title, name, date of
 birth, competitive status and address. 
 Please be aware that only EA Registered athletes may compete in competitions
 under UK Athletics Rules. The EA registration expires annually on 1 April
 each year and athletes are considered Unregistered by UK Athletics and hence
 ineligible to compete in UK Athletics sanctioned events if the registration
 fee remains unpaid after 30 June. So, please pay your Club subs promptly!

 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. 

 Good luck to all our London Marathoners and indeed to those running any
 other spring marathon, especially Brighton, where Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE is
 the official starter. On the evening of the London (Sunday 22nd April), Mike
 Peace will be in the Roebuck on Richmond Hill from about 8pm celebrating (we
 hope) his 37th consecutive London Marathon. He’d be delighted to be joined
 by any other runners or spectators.  

 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. 

 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. Our club junior championships will also be
 included in this race - all under 20s are eligible. 

 The annual joint Stragglers and Ranelagh junior handicap series will take
 place again this year, and the first event will be at the Hawker Centre on
 Lower Ham Road on Thursday 26th April. Registration 7pm, start time 7.30pm 
 It is also necessary to pre-register before your first race – this can be
 done now. For more details:. 

 2018 Junior Handicap dates and venues (main race is 2km, and there is also a
 “minis” race over 800m)
 Thursday 26th April 2018      (Hawker Centre)
 Thursday 24th May 2018       (Ranelagh)
 Thursday 14th June 2018      (Russell School, Petersham - halfway between
 the Hawker Centre and Ranelagh)
 Thursday 28th June 2018      (Ranelagh)
 Thursday 12th July 2018       (Hawker Centre)
 Thursday 30th August 2018  (Hawker Centre)

 These are Andy Bickerstaff’s annual promotions on Wimbledon Common. I can
 think of many less pleasant ways of spending a summer Wednesday evening.
 Andy writes: 
 “It’s back for the 5th year and yet another iconic mug featuring a part of
 the course is to be had. It would be nice to see a few more of my team mates
 from Ranelagh giving it a go this year for five fun filled and challenging
 Wednesday night miles! First race is 2nd May and it will be full well before
 then. Other dates are 6th June and 4th July. Enter the series here: or follow links
 to individual races’ 
 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      

 Sunday 15th April                 Brighton Marathon 

 Sunday 22nd April                London Marathon

 Thursday 26th April              Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series
 race 1 at the Hawker Centre. See above

 Sunday 6th May                   Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon. ** GP and
 Road League event. ** See above

 Sunday 20th May                 Sutton 10km. ** GP and Road League event.
 **  Details:. 

 Sat 19th / Sun 20th                Green Belt Relay

 Thursday 24th May              Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series
 race 2 at the Ranelagh clubhouse. See above

 Sunday 3rd June                  Dorking 10 miles  ** GP and Road League
 event. ** 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

 BAKER CUP 3 MILES ROAD HANDICAP  Saturday 7th April in Richmond Park
 Phil Killingley reports:
 “On a balmy spring April afternoon, a far cry from the snowy cancellations
 of a few weeks back, Clive Naish nearly managed his first win in over thirty
 years of running Ranelagh handicaps.  But he was ousted by junior Tor
 Heron-Brett - very much at the other end of his running career, with a
 superb 4th place in speed order for the day and 34 seconds ahead of Clive
 for the handicap. Sally Bamford was next, just three seconds ahead of Andy
 Hayward and then a typically yellow-shorted and sunglassed Mike Peace. 

 Peter Haarer, just 50, had been after an age category record at this event,
 but despite falling short still managed an easy win - his leg turnover the
 envy of any teenage runner. Good effort from Ed Perry in second and Mark
 Herbert in third, unsurprisingly wrapping up the McLeod Cup. Becky
 Curtis-Hall was first lady, with a course pb. Rebecca Northmore moved into
 second place for the Women’s Performance Award but couldn’t catch up with
 Fanny Vein. The Points prize for consistency in handicaps was shared by
 George Howard and Rachel Smith.

 And so with a road race (apart from a few hundred yards) ends the
 cross-country season.”

 A good crowd assembled at the Roebuck for the evening’s prize presentations.
 Many thanks go to Michele Gibson and Andy Hayward for organising things, to
 Becky Curtis-Hall and Rob Curtis for producing the splendid array of
 trophies clean and sparkling and to Peter Haarer for providing the beer as
 part of his 50th birthday celebrations. President Steve reviewed the year
 and presented the trophies.    

 THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles  Sunday 8th April at Chiswick
 Well, it would have been a mighty big ask to emulate last year’s Towpath 10
 where we had a Ranelagh 1-2-3. Carl Selya-Hammer’s winning time in 2017
 would have been only good enough for 5th today, while Nick Impey slipped
 from 2nd last year to 3rd this time despite running almost two minutes
 faster. Nevertheless we packed  impressively with four in the top eleven –
 Nick in third place and then Carl Assmundson, Carl Selya-Hammer and Marc
 Leyshon. James Riley and Kris Davidson came next before Neil Rae, 2nd in the
 M45 class. Martin Halvey just missed the podium as 4th over 50 but new over
 60 Stephen Logue placed third in that category. 

 We packed even more strongly in the women’s race, with Cordelia Parker and
 Laura Blazey crossing the line almost together in 4th and 5th places,
 pursued by Fanny Vein 8th, Fiona Ford 12th, Marie Synnott-Wells 14th and
 Wiebke Kortum 16th. Fanny took third place in the W35 category while Fiona,
 Marie and Wiebke filled 4th, 5th and 6th spots in the W45s.

 We had almost 40 Ranelagh finishers, an excellent turnout which in part
 accounts for slightly lower numbers in the previous day’s Baker Cup.This was
 the opening race in the Ranelagh 2018 Grand Prix competition. Check the
 current scores here:.   

 THAMES MEANDER MARATHON and HALF MARATHON  Saturday 10th March at Walton
 1   N Martin (unatt)          2:53.22
 68  Matt Sowton               3:52.39
 85  Jane Craigie-Payne        3:56.43

 Half Marathon 
 1   M Kauppila (unatt)        1:19.48
 16  S Al-Kadhimi (unatt)      1:29.18  (1st woman0 
 41  Fiona Ford                1:37.43
 NNCPC HALF MARATHON  Sunday 11th March at The Hague, Netherlands  
 1   J Rungaru (Kenya)         59.38
 99  Carl Selya-Hammer         74.14

 ENGLISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 17th March at Leeds
 In addition to Izzy Atkins reported in the last edition, also representing
 Middlesex were Louis Sartori, 145th in the Senior Boys race, and Jonny
 Brook, 280th in the Junior Boys.

 ORION 15 miles  Saturday 24th March in Epping Forest
 Ross Macdonald’s summation: “Great, undulating, muddy 15 mile course.”

 1   T Polini (VP&TH)          1:34.23
 7   Ross Macdonald            1:41.21 

 DORNEY LAKE MARATHON PREP 20 miles  Sunday 25th March
 A strong 1:54 for Nick Impey.

 1   J Westlake (Crawley)      1:47.00
 4   Nick Impey                1:54.32

 CRANLEIGH 21 miles  Sunday 25th March
 Although Bruce McLaren features in the official results he protests that he
 was in Scotland at the time!

 VICTORIA PARK 10km  Friday 30th March
 A big PB for Nick Impey in third place…

 1   G King (Winch)            32.04
 3   Nick Impey                33.04  

 MAIDENHEAD 10 miles  Friday 30th March
 …and an even bigger PB (3 mins +)  for Becky Curtis-Hall.

 1   D Wallis (Belgrave)       50.37  (chip time 50.37)
 38  M Wilkins (Winch)         57.52  (57.52 – 1st woman)
 154 Mick Lane                 64.59  (64.57)
 192 Becky Curtis-Hall         66.53  (66.47)
 275 Marie Synnott-Wells       70.58  (70.51)
 428 Phil Roberts              76.58  (76.50)
 439 Rob Curtis                77.13  (77.05) 

 1   K Kyreme (Shaft B)        1:08.01  (chip time 1:08.01)
 48  Nick Wright               1:26.58  (1:26.54)
 126 Jarryd Hillhouse          1:36.06  (1:35.56)
 236 Will Cavendish            1:45.13  (1:44.57)
 452 Karima Graham             2:06.05  (2:05.19) 

 COMMONWEALTH GAMES TRIATHLON  Thursday 4th April – Saturday 7th April at
 Gold Coast, Australia
 In what is to be her final major event before retirement Gill Sanders was
 chosen to represent South Africa in both the women’s race and the mixed
 relay. In the women’s race Gill was in mid-field throughout but finished
 strongly to take 15th place. There were high hopes of medalling in the relay
 but unfortunately there was a mishap to South Africa’s lead-off runner and
 the team found itself completing the course in an isolated 8th and last

 1   Flora Duffy (Bermuda)     56.50  (swim 9.10, T1 0.36, bike 29.37, T2
 0.31, run 16.56)
 15  Gill Sanders (RSA)        63.06  (10.01, 0.39, 33.04, 0.29, 18.53)

 LITTLE BROMLEY 10km  Sunday 8th April
 Anna Reichwald was third W55.

 1   R Prout (Thrift Gn)       32.05
 31  L Davies (Spring)         35.55  (1st woman)
 277 Anna Reichwald            49.41

 Two more PBs.

 1    S Tanui (Kenya)          2:21.19
 904  Richard Gurd             3:12.30
 2347 Kevin Kearey             3:36.48

 First time inside 90 mins for Suzy Whatmough.

 1   J Gilbert (Kent)          1:05.18  (chip time 1:05.18)
 45  L Reid (Tonbridge)        1:16.19  (1:16.17 – 1st woman)
 218 Suzy Whatmough            1:29.44  (1:29.36)  

 1   K Hayles (Sudbury)        1:17.49
 200 Tom Reay                  2:23.39

 LEITH HILL HALF MARATHON  Sunday 8th April at Dorking
 Up and down Leith Hill, the highest point in south east England.

 1   L Kemp (Totley)           1:18.52
 32  E Holden (unatt)          1:46.06  (1st woman)
 124 Louise Piears             2:07.35 
 Nick Twomey writes on Facebook:
 “I thought XC season was over but Runthrough Wimbledon Common Half Marathon
 had other ideas...very enjoyable tough muddy course! Solid hard run got me
 over the line in 2nd!” 

 1   J Hartley (unatt)         1:20.40  
 2   Nick Twomey               1:21.34 

 SECOND SUNDAY 5 miles  Sunday 8th April on Wimbledon Common
 1   M Hyett (K&P)             34.01
 13  Stephen Aikin             40.57
 27  Carol Aikin               46.32
 35  Pete Warren               50.53

 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 24th March

 This was Peter Haarer’s 50th birthday and he celebrated in style by setting
 a new age group record for the Oxford parkrun, 17.12.. “No point in hanging
 about before making the most of the up-side of ageing.” 

 Richmond Park
 Ben POVEY (jnr) 22:51

 parkruns 5km Saturday 31st March

 Bushy Park
 Nick WRIGHT 18:49, Adam WRIGHT 25:07, Clive NAISH 29:41, Linda HONEY 30:02,
 Wally GARROD 40:53

 Banstead Woods
 Christopher PARSONS 24:17

 Richmond Park
 Connor Patterson and Tom Bradley were 1st and 2nd, while Suzy Whatmough was
 3rd woman.
 Connor PATTERSON 18:00, Tom BRADLEY (jnr), 18:45, Suzy WHATMOUGH 19:57, Bill
 NEELY 20:57, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 21:36, Cecily DAY (jnr) 21:45, Stephen
 AIKIN 22:15, Wiebke KORTUM 22:40, Jeremy DAY 22:49, James RUSHBY (jnr)
 23:37, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 23:46, Carol AIKIN 25:00, Karl GARVEY 25:01, Gavin
 HILLHOUSE 25:24, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 25:48, Alastair RITCHIE 26:22, Karen
 HARBERT 26:46, Clare DAY 27:13, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 27:22, Phil RUSHBY 27:23,
 Aoife KILPATRICK 27:37, Michael SIKORA 28:30, Andrew BROWN 30:18, Ben RUSHBY
 (jnr) 31:11, Maia RUSHBY 31:17, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 34:47, Robert HILLHOUSE
 37:00, Penny MERRETT 37:38, Phil AIKEN 46:05, Pat HEWLETT 58:24

 Bruce McLAREN 21:26

 Old Deer Park
 Rachel Smith was second woman in.
 Rachel SMITH 25:26, Grace MUNRO (jnr) 26:33, Julian HOLDEN 31:09, Deborah
 BLAKEMORE 37:39, Katie WALTON 37:40, Henry MAGUIRE 43:12, Melanie DAVISON

 Chris CAMACHO 24:16, Tom REAY 26:57, Verka LAFEUILLE 27:24, Alison DICKS
 27:24, Rachel REVETT 30:04, Theo DOYLE (jnr) 30:54, Hannah DOYLE 31:21,
 Michael WHITE 31:21, Heather MARTINGELL 31:21

 Alan DAVIDSON 28:08

 Bath Skyline
 Jake Waldron was first home.
 Jake WALDRON 17:21, Julia BAILEY 24:47

 Philip ANDREWS 20:38

 Highbury Fields
 Peter FAULL 19:04, Matthew WILLIAMS 19:23

 Tom CAMERON 18:44, Vaughan RAMSAY 18:46, Niamh HOLT 22:07, Margie MARSHALL
 24:29, Ian HARRISON 26:16

 Linford Wood
 Marc Snaith was the first finisher.
 Marc SNAITH 18:42

 Duncan MALLISON 20:52

 Crane Park
 Richard GURD 22:48, Ann KEAREY 25:15, Kevin KEAREY 25:17, Hannah MALAM (jnr)
 26:11, Marianne MALAM 26:40, Colette DORAN 27:10, Paul WAPSHOTT 27:16,
 Abigail MALAM (jnr) 27:24, Josie KEAREY (jnr) 27:58, Alan ELDER 28:04,
 Christine DAVID 30:50, Victoria ORME 32:07, Hilary THOMSON 32:44, Tracey
 SMALL 33:37, Cindy CROUCHER 34:52, Su CLARK 37:00, Lexi SLAUGHTER 39:45,
 Nigel COOMBES 44:11

 Llyn Llech Owain
 Jonathan SMITH 21:13

 Fulham Palace
 Pete WARREN 27:00

 Northala Fields
 Mark Herbert placed third.
 Mark HERBERT 17:49, Tom FAIRBROTHER 22:23

 Pomphrey Hill
 Paul SINTON-HEWITT 20:41, Joanne SINTON-HEWITT 29:01, Ashleigh FERRIS 30:54

 Mike PEACE 27:07

 Bognor Regis
 Michelle BEAUMONT 22:11

 Whinlatter Forest
 Sue CAMP 35:25, Lloyd CAMP 35:29

 Swansea Bay
 James RILEY 17:55

 Leicester Victoria 
 Ted MOCKETT 17:42, Ellen VAN KEULEN 26:46


 Glen Turner was third home.
 Glen TURNER 17:26

 Bois de Boulogne, France
 Eliott WELLS 19:10

 Simon TAYLOR 24:06

 Clover Point, Canada
 John Atkinson was first in. 
 John ATKINSON 19:50

 Marc Leyshon finished second.
 Marc LEYSHON 18:14, Peter FORDHAM 29:16

 parkruns 5km Saturday 7th April

 Bushy Park
 Nick WRIGHT 19.01, Freddie MIDDLETON (jnr) 20:50,  Linda HONEY 29.30, Wally
 GARROD 39.45, John HANSCOMB 52:06

 Banstead Woods
 Christopher PARSONS 23:53, Gavin HILLHOUSE 25:37, sue CAMP 27:48

 Richmond Park
 Adrienne Baddeley was the third woman to finish.
 Adrienne BADDELEY 19:41, John HOBSON 21:12, Paul SINTON-HEWITT 22:13, Osian
 JONES (jnr) 22:15,  Ben RIEDEL (jnr) 22:47, Simon TAYLOR 24:44, Karl GARVEY
 24:51, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 25:11, Matilda HARRISON (jnr) 25:34, Jarryd
 HILLHOUSE 25:50, Seren JONES (jnr) 26:30,  Ian HARRISON 26:42, Ally PICKARD
 27:00, Michael SIKORA 27:34, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 27:52, Andrew BROWN 27:59,
 James RUSHBY (jnr) 29:00, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 29:13, Margie HARRISON 29:50, Ben
 RUSHBY (jnr) 32:13, Maia RUSHBY 32:21, Beverley ALI 44:07, Pat HEWLETT 54:19

 Amager Fælled, Denmark

 Old Deer Park
 Kris Davidson finished third.
 Kris DAVIDSON 19:03, Julian HOLDEN 30:29, Melanie DAVISON 30:41, Katrina
 ROCHE 39:00, Henry MAGUIRE 42:58

 Bonnie MORGAN 22:11, Amrut SHARMA 23:31, James MCLAUCHLAN (jnr) 24:38, Chris
 CAMACHO 24:45, Kirsty NOBLE 26:51, Charlie MCLAUCHLAN (jnr) 27:36, Tom REAY
 29:03, Deepa SHARMA 32:59, Alison DICKS 33:00

 Alan DAVIDSON 27:46

 Llanelli Coast
 James RILEY 29:34

 Emma WELLHAM 26:45

 Colette DORAN 32:00

 Wycombe Rye
 Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 22:12

 Conkers, N W Leicestershire
 Clare FOWLER 21:35,  Joanne SINTON-HEWITT 29:37

 Michael WHITE 27:29

 Worsley Woods
 Marc SNAITH 18:35

 Peter WEIR 21:58, Karen WEIR 24:25

 Crane Park
 Cordelia Parker was the first woman home.
 Cordelia PARKER 18:44, Michelle BEAUMONT 21:38, Daniel CHIECHI 22:57,
 Heather MARTINGELL 24:26, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 25:56, Claire WARNER 27:21,
 Abigail MALAM (jnr) 27:45, Paul WAPSHOTT 31:00, Christine DAVID 31:04,
 Hilary THOMSON 32:44, Tracey SMALL 33:22, Anne CHILDS 35:25, Sally SPAULL
 36:59, Louise WAPSHOTT 39:29, Nigel COOMBES 55:36

 East Grinstead
 Duncan MALLISON 24:34

 Nick Twomey was runner-up.
 Nicholas TWOMEY 17:12

 Crissy Field
 Jackie DUNKLEY 29:55

 Richard GURD 22:18, Ashleigh FERRIS 30:39

 Ann KEAREY 25:27, Kevin KEAREY 27:59, Josie KEAREY 28:01

 Bois de Boulogne, France
 Ted Mockett finished second.
 Ted MOCKETT 17:20, James WHISTLER 18:36, Jonathan SMITH 20:08, Ellen VAN
 KEULEN 26:59

 Mersea Island
 Anna SCALLY 23:35

 Marcus ATKINS 20:28

 Atholl, South Africa
 Gareth Williams was the first finisher.
 Gareth WILLIAMS 19:57

 Roma Pineto, Italy
 Alex Fordham finished second
 Alex FORDHAM 19:33, Peter FORDHAM 28:50 

 Malmö Ribersborg, Sweden
 Philip ANDREWS 20:14

 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 1st April

 Bushy Park
 Angus O’BRIEN 10:52, Cian O’BRIEN 13:07

 Savill Gardens
 James RICKETTS 12:06, Aaron SCALLY 15:36, Connor SCALLY 25:20

 “It felt like an elephant had jumped on my shoulders and was making me carry
 it all the way in.”
 Inaugural London Marathon joint winner Dick Beardsley on hitting ‘the wall’.