Newsdesk 2018

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 527               2nd June 2018
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *  GDPR Update
 *  Men’s and Women’s teams 2nd and 3rd in the Green Belt Relay
 *  Individual Stage wins for Becky Curtis-Hall, Ted Mockett and Nick Impey 
 *  Seiko Angelo and Carol Aikin lead our teams at the Sutton 10k
 *  Surrey track silver medal for Tom Armstrong
 *  Good results led by Tom Armstrong in the Junior Handicap race 2 
 *  Fast times in the Vitality London 10k
 *  Dorking 10m this Sunday
 *  Ranelagh Richmond 10k on June 17th followed by a barbecue at the
 *  Subscriptions are overdue…

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 RANELAGH RICHMOND 10k Sunday June 17th
 We have just over 500 entries so far, including 56 from Ranelagh. If you
 want to run, get your entry in now:.
 if you’re not planning to race, here’s volunteer co-ordinator Steve
 “A final call for volunteers to help at our Ranelagh Richmond 10k race on
 Sunday 17th June.  The race starts at 9am.  If you are available to help
 please email Steve Whitehead at mailto:ranelagh10khelpers@gmail.com.”
 As usual there will be a barbecue at the clubhouse after the race.

 DORKING 10 miles  Sunday 3rd June
 This is the fifth race in our 2018 Road Grand Prix, and the third Surrey
 Road League fixture. 9am start. Details and entry:. According to the race
 website, late entries will be accepted on the day. 

 Here are the leading scores after four events. For race details and the full
 scoreboard go to here:. 
 Open  Nick Impey 24, Seiko Angelo 23, Carl Assmundson, Carl Selya-Hammer,
 Martin Halvey and Neil Rae 21, Kris Davidson 19, James Riley 16, Stewart
 Anderson 13,  Ted Mockett 12
 Men Over 40  Kris Davidson 12, Neil Ray 12, James Riley 11, Stewart Anderson
 9, Jonathan Moore 6, Simon Martin, Nick Wright, Ben Shore & Gareth Williams
 Men Over 50  Martin Halvey 22, Seiko Angelo 12, Bill Neely & Stephen Logue
 8, Bruce McLaren 5, Mick Lane, Mitch Philips &  Steve Aikin 4
 Women  Fiona Ford 7, Lara Werrett, Cordelia Parker, Holly McGuigan,
 Annemarie Goodridge,  Carol Aikin & Bronwen Northmore 6, Alice Littler,
 Laura Blazey & Adrienne Baddeley 5
 Women Over 40  Fiona Ford 12, Rachel Revett 10, Lara Werrett 6, Karen
 Campbell 5, Melanie Davison 4 
 Women Over 50  Marie Synnott-Wells 12, Annemarie Goodridge 9, Bronwen
 Northmore 7, Carol Aikin & Ally Pickard 6, Jackie Dunkley, Deborah Blakemore
 & Wiebke Kortum 5 

 MINI MOB MATCH v THE STRAGGLERS  Sunday 30th June  at the Crane Park
 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. The more runners we have, the better our chances.

 Our club junior championships and all of the junior age group trophies will
 also be competed for in the mini mob match on 30th June. Please note that
 there are separate trophies for boys and girls in each category and that the
 age cut-off date is the 1st Sep 2017 (i.e. aligns with the school calendar
 - Club Junior Champs - all under 20s are eligible
 - Age Group Champs - U17, U15, U13 and U11s.  Runners only qualify for one
 age category i.e. cannot win both the U13 and U15s (U11s accompanied by
 appropriate parent/carer as per parkrun rules)
 - Junior Trophy presentations planned for Tuesday 3rd July at 18:55 at the

 The annual joint Stragglers and Ranelagh junior handicap series is taking
 place again this year, and the first two events have been completed. The
 next is on Thursday 14th June at the Russell School.  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 remaining dates and venues (main race is 2km, and there
 is also a “minis” race over 800m)
 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! Remaining dates are 6th June and 4th July. Enter the
 series here: or follow links to individual races’ 

 Wednesday 13th June 2018 at 7pm in Richmond Park
 Peter Fordham writes:
 “I am again organising the men's entries for the annual Parkland Relays in
 Richmond Park. This is one of the best summer events in the area, where 100
 teams from the major clubs in the area compete in a four leg relay of about
 2.9 miles. It starts at Spankers Hill Wood and near to Pen Ponds car park.
 Last year we put up four teams, with our 'A' team coming a creditable 8th
 overall, The Vets 'A' team placed 16th, the  'B' Team 28th and the Vets 'B'
 33rd overall. Let's see if we can beat the turnout and positions this year.
 As demand from clubs is high, please let me know as soon as possible if you
 can run, so that I can secure team entries. If the 7pm start puts you under
 too much pressure, it is possible to run one of the later legs. I’m happy to
 handle entries for the ladies race too if there is any interest.  

 Prizes will be awarded after the race from about 9pm at the TH&H clubhouse.
 Food and refreshments will be available. If you’re interested please contact
 me at peter_fordham@yahoo.com.”

 LONDON DUATHLON  Sunday 16th September in Richmond Park
 Rick Jenner writes:
 “The London Duathlon is held on closed roads in Richmond Park every autumn.
 This year it is on Sunday 16th September and incorporates a new Club
 Championships to find out who is the best sports club in London and beyond.
 Lots of Ranelagh people have taken part before and are again this year, so
 it would be great to put in a team. If you’re interested there are more details
 here: and you can enter
 here: and receive £10 off with
 the code CB_RANELAGHHARRIERS. Please note this is the day after the Surrey
 Road Relays so anyone targeting that may want to steer clear, and I must
 declare my interest as the event is put on by my company.” 

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

 Wednesday 13th June          TH&H Parkland Relays in Richmond Park. 7pm
 start. See above

 Thursday 14th June             Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series
 race 3 at the Russell School. See above

 Sunday 17th June                Richmond 10k  ** GP and Road League event
 **, Details:.  

 Thursday 28th June             Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series
 race 4 at the Ranelagh clubhouse. See above

 Saturday 30th June              Mini Mob Match v The Stragglers with the
 Crane Park parkrun. 9am start. 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

 Surrey county championship medals not specifically reported in the last
 e-news include W35 gold for Holly McGuigan, women’s team bronze for Holly,
 Fiona Ford and Michelle Beaumont and M50 silver for Seiko Angelo.
 SUTTON 10km  Sunday 20th May
 Ranelagh numbers were down for the second race in the Surrey Road League,
 owing to the clash with the Green Belt Relay. We were represented by just
 ten men and three women and inevitably we finished well down the field for
 league points – 7th for the men and 16th for the women. Fortunately the
 League allows for a club’s two worst results to be dropped so there should
 be little damage to our prospects for the season.  

 There were some good individual performances, notably from our first
 finisher Seiko Angelo whose 36.12 placed him second overall in the over 50
 category. Neil Rae and Martin Halvey also defied the hot conditions to duck
 inside 40 minutes, while our leading woman was Carol Aikin.  

 1   Andrius Jaksevicius (Bel) 32.20  (chip time 32.19)      
 18  Seiko Angelo (Ranelagh)   36.12  (36.11)
 34  Eleanor Harrison (G&G)    37.37  (37.36 – 1st woman)   
 47  Neil Rae                  39.02  (39.01)  
 62  Martin Halvey             39.42  (39.36)    
 101 Stewart Anderson          42.01  (41.57)  
 144 Stephen Aikin             44.52  (44.41)    
 169 Stephen Logue             46.47  (46.36)  
 177 Phil Roberts              47.09  (46.57)  
 259 Ben Shore                 52.03  (51.45)    
 264 Carol Aikin               52.11  (52.02)    
 305 Tom Reay                  55.41  (55.32)    
 411 Bronwen Northmore         66.07  (65.41)    
 419 Alan Meaden               66.57  (66.24)    
 425 Annemarie Goodridge       68.05  (67.39)    

 GREEN BELT RELAY  Saturday 19th May / Sunday 20th May
 Ranelagh team co-ordinator Ashleigh Ferris reports:
 “On the weekend of May 19th and 20th, 33 of Ranelagh's finest gathered at
 Hampton Court Palace for the 22nd Green Belt Relay. Hosted by Stragglers the
 event attracted 50 teams this year - which, at five more than last year, is
 the most teams they’ve ever had. For those not familiar with the race the
 Green Belt Relay is a 22 stage, 220 mile relay which circumnavigates the M25
 and is run in teams of 11 with an overnight break in Essex. While this might
 conjure up images of miserable motorway running it is exactly the opposite -
 the route takes in some of the most beautiful landscapes and pretty towns in
 the area from Hampton Court to St Albans through Epping Forest and back by
 Box Hill finishing at the Hawker Centre.

 This year we fielded three Ranelagh teams - Women’s, Men’s and a Mixed Team.
 With 22 stages, 2 minibuses and 2 cars, 33 people, 6 marshal posts and food
 and accommodation this is a full on weekend with runners averaging 20 miles
 of running, but it is a really fun weekend and its appeal to runners of
 mixed pace adds to its charm. It was particularly great to welcome several
 new participants this year.

 Serpentine won overall, and won the first Men's Team and Women’s Team prize.
 Thames H&H won the Mixed Team prize. Ranelagh Men put in an excellent
 performance and were 2nd Men's team for the first time in many years! They
 placed 4th overall, with the Women's team coming 38th and the Mixed team
 placing 42nd - a great result with fantastic runs from all. We had some
 stage wins over the weekend, with Becky Curtis-Hall, Ted Mockett and Nick
 Impey all taking home the sought-after yellow 'Stage Win' t-shirts. Becky
 and Marie Synnott-Wells also broke stage records for their categories! 

 The weekend itself was great fun. The buses were full of team spirit and,
 this year, a substantial amount of beer and wine too! The warm weather,
 whilst a bit trickier for running, was lovely for spectating. Everyone
 brings something to share for the buses so our running calories were
 replaced with various homemade flapjacks, some delicious brownies and a very
 tasty ginger cake! On Saturday night we had a fantastic dinner in a pub near
 Stansted, before staying over in a local hotel. Despite the early start and
 tired legs on Sunday morning the morale was still high and we had some great
 performances on all the legs before the finishers’ barbecue at the Hawker

 Special thanks to Ellen Van Keulen, who didn't run over the weekend but was
 an absolute star driving around and helping on all the marshalling points.
 Ted and Mark were also extremely helpful with transport, getting everyone's
 license details, and the picking up and dropping off of the buses. We had
 eight minibus drivers this year which really helped the weekend run
 smoothly. Leeanne Bryce and Karima Graham both gave up their Saturday
 mornings to marshal at Chertsey Bridge despite not taking part in the run -
 which was greatly appreciated. Thank you very much to everyone who helped

 We are already looking forward to next year and if anybody is interested or
 wants to know more about the event please contact us by
 emailing mailto:ranelaghgbr@gmail.com. The race attracts some really strong
 teams and we will definitely be fielding another three teams next year!”

 Day 1
 Stage 1 Hampton Court – Staines 12.7m
 1   M Harrison-Tosatto (Serp)         75.15
 4   Mark Herbert (Ran Men)            80.48
 15  R Hurford (Clap)                  92.01 (1st woman)
 21  Michelle Beaumont (Ran Mx)        95.20
 32  Rebecca Northmore (Ran Women)    102.45

 Stage 2 Staines – Boveney 9.64m
 1   J Cunningham (Stk Exch)           56.13
 7   Peter Faull (Ran Men)             64.28 
 8   F Slevin-Brown (Sandhurst)        67.23 (1st woman)
 31  Ann Kearey (Ran Women)            83.11
 48  John Scally (Ran Mx)             103.00 

 Stage 3 Boveney – Little Marlow 11m
 1   S Barrett (TH&H)                  66.23
 2   Nick Twomey (Ran Men)             72.00
 14  K Lysons (Clap)                   79.58 (1st woman)
 18  Simon Hedger (Ran Mx)             82.01
 45  Emma Wellham (Ran Women)         111.49 

 Stage 4 Little Marlow – Great Kingshill 12.2m
 1   B Reynolds (TH&H)                 78.02
 2   Nick Impey (Ran Men)              79.32
 28  J Bradley (Serp)                 102.31 (1st woman)
 40  Rob Curtis (Ran Mx)              119.18
 41  Verka Lafeuille (Ran Women)      119.20

 Stage 5 Great Kingshill – Chipperfield 13.5m
 1   A Clarke (Stk Exch)               79.41
 9   James Whistler (Ran Men)          92.27
 15  N Sheel (Serp)                    95.18 (1st woman)
 26  Marie Synnott-Wells (Ran Women)  105.13
 27  Si Martin (Ran Mx)               105.13    

 Stage 6 Chipperfield – St Albans 8.4m
 1   J Gillanders (Serp)               50.06
 4   David Ready (Ran Men)             55.22 
 7   S Pemberton (Serp)                57.56 (1st woman)
 21  Lee Davies (Ran Mx)               70.14
 30  Clare Fowler (Ran Women)          72.59  

 Stage 7 St Albans – Letty Green 12m
 1   J Mosscrop (Serp)                 72.08
 4   Ross Brown (Ran Men)              75.04
 8   M Hall (Sandhurst)                76.05 (1st woman)
 35  Laura Blazey (Ran Mx)             95.20
 44  Clare Warner (Ran Women)         110.50 

 Stage 8 Letty Green – Dobbs Weir 10.65m
 1   J Suttle (QPH)                    59.72
 11  G Reynolds (Stk Exch)             71.20 (1st woman)
 15  Suzy Whatmough (Ran Women)        74.17
 27  Kev Kearey (Ran Men)              84.30
 44  Ashleigh Ferris (Ran Mx)          94.54             

 Stage 9 Dobbs Weir – High Beech 10.2
 1   G Pearce (TH&H)                   60.52
 6   Rick Jenner (Ran Men)             68.14
 10  N Stanley (Sandhurst)             74.02 (1st woman)
 11  Andrew McLauchlan (Stk Exch)      74.51 
 14  Phil Andrews (Ran Mx)             75.26
 35  Anna Scally (Ran Women)           89.35 
 Stage 10 High Beech – Toot Hill 9.7m
 1   T Mockett (Ran Men)               58.25
 14  Becky Curtis-Hall (Ran Women)     66.05 (1st woman) 
 40  Mike White (Ran Mx)               89.30

 Stage 11 Toot Hill – Blackmore 7.5m
 1   J Vogel (Serp)                    45.21
 9   Matt Williams (Ran Men)           50.32
 15  C Meraz (Serp)                    54.44 (1st woman)
 33  Rachel Revett (Ran Women)         62.31
 34  Colin Brett (Ran Mx)              62.54   

 Day 2
 Stage 12 Blackmore – Thorndon Park 10.9m
 1   B Reynolds (TH&H)                 65.23
 8   David Ready (Ran Men)             70.54
 11  R Hurford (Clapham)               75.04  (1st woman)
 21  Andrew McLauchlan (Stk Exch)      79.08
 27  Clare Fowler (Ran Women)          81.53
 50  Colin Brett (Ran Mx)             115.00  

 Stage 13 Thorndon Park – Thames Chase 6.6m
 1   B Sexton (Ealing)                 39.56
 11  N Sheel (Serp)                    41.59 (1st woman)
 13  Matt Williams (Ran Men)           42.52
 15  Suzy Whatmough (Ran Women)        43.24
 37  Mike White (Ran Mx)               56.12  

 Stage 14 Thames Chase – Davy Down 8.2m
 1   M Harrison-Tossato (Serp)         47.49
 3   Peter Faull (Ran Men)             53.16
 14  J Balfour (BMF Bushy)             60.07 (1st woman)
 38  Emma Wellham (Ran Women)          76.40
 50  John Scally                       90.01 

 Stage 15 Davy Down – Lullingstone 9.2m
 1   S Barrett (TH&H)                  52.36
 2   Ted Mockett (Ran Men)             55.20
 8   S Winter (Strag)                  60.31 (1st woman)
 34  Rob Curtis (Ran Mx)               76.53
 37  Anna Scally (Ran Women)           83.47    

 Stage 16 Lullingstone – Tatsfield 13.3m
 1   J Suttle (QPH)                    79.50
 5   Ross Brown (Ran Men)              87.10
 17  S Pemberton (Serp)                96.55 (1st woman)
 48  Rachel Revett (Ran Women)         136.48
 50  Colin Brett (Ran Mx)              146.00  

 Stage 17 Tatsfield – Merstham 10.5m
 1   C Peck (Waverley)                 60.02
 8   Nick Twomey (Ran Men)             67.08  
 23  S Flanagan (Serp)                 79.00 (1st woman)
 41  Ann Kearey (Ran Women)            92.04
 50  Laura Blazey (injured – dns)     111.00 

 Stage 18 Merstham – Box Hill 8.6m
 1   H Torry (Serp)                    58.41
 6   Rick Jenner (Ran Men)             68.31
 13  N Stanley (Sandhurst)             73.28 (1st woman)
 18  Simon Hedger (Ran Mx)             78.25
 46  Claire Warner (Ran Women)         97.00

 Stage 19 Box Hill – West Hanger 9.8m
 1   M Jones (TH&H)                    59.28
 17  C Kennedy (Serp)                  74.32 (1st woman)
 32  Phil Andrews (Ran Mx)             85.29
 45  Kev Kearey (Ran Men)              91.55
 46  Becky Curtis-Hall (Ran Women)     91.55 

 Stage 20 West Hanger – Ripley 6m
 1   W Rowling (Shaef)                 34.18
 3   James Whistler (Ran Men)          34.32
 9   V Barthelmess (TH&H)              37.28 (1st woman)  
 31  Verka Lafeuille (Ran Women)       48.25
 33  Ashleigh Ferris (Ran Mx)          49.27  
 Stage 21 Ripley – Walton Bridge 8.4m
 1   J Brotchie (Stk Exch)             48.06
 3   Mark Herbert (Ran Men)            51.30
 8   N Sheel (Serp)                    54.21 (1st woman)
 11  Si Martin (Ran Mx)                55.32
 17  Rebecca Northmore (Ran Women)     60.31     

 Stage 22 Walton Bridge – Hawker Centre, Kingston 9.15m
 1   Nick Impey (Ran Men)              51.04
 10  M Hall (Sandhurst)                62.21 (1st woman)
 20  Michelle Beaumont (Ran Mx)        67.43  
 23  Marie Synnott-Wells (Ran Women)   68.31          

 1   Serpentine Men            22:33.14  (1st men’s team)
 2   Thames H&H Mixed          23:08.47  (1st mixed team)
 3   Stock Exchange            24:14.55  (2nd mixed team)
 4   Ranelagh Men              24:15.34  (2nd men’s team)
 7   London Front Runners Vets 25:17.00  (1st vets team)
 14  Serpentine Women          27:53.11  (1st women’s team)
 32  Stragglers Ladies         30:29.20  (2nd women’s team)
 38  Ranelagh Women            31:19.33  (3rd women’s team) 
 42  Ranelagh Mixed            32:04.52  (24th mixed team)
 SURREY TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS  Sunday 13th May at Kingston
 Tom Armstrong won the silver medal in the Boys Under 15 800m in a time of
 WOODLAND WOGGLE 10km  Sunday 13th May at the Hampton Estate, Farnham
 Mark Herbert and Nick Impey finished together in 3rd and 4th places. 

 1   J Wallface                40.35
 3   Mark Herbert              42.34
 4   Nick Impey                42.35
 25  E Pearson                 48.54  (1st woman)
 147 Fiona Pugh                63.14
 148 Alison O’Brien            63.14
 149 Rachel Revett             63.15
 150 Heather Martingell        63.15
 219 Ellie Lawley              68.16 
 235 Maya Farah                70.00
 STAINES 10km  Sunday 13th May
 Cordelia Parker, running for her first claim Abingdon, won the women’s race.
 Marie Synnott-Wells missed first place in the W45 category by just a couple
 of seconds. 

 1   S Blake (Woking)          32.44
 11  Cordelia Parker (Abing)   36.53  (1st woman)
 62  Marie Synnott-Wells       43.12                      

 BOGNOR PROM 10km  Sunday 20th May
 1   B Spannagl (Horsham BS)   32.46  (chip time 32.46)   
 391 Simon Taylor              50.03  (49.35)

 at Alicante
 Alan Davidson reports:
 “Embarrassing but despite being almost a one-legged runner now I thought no
 use to the team and wished to have probably my last GB&NI Vets outing at a
 Euro non-stadia event to savour the atmosphere again and also visit
 somewhere new to me. The Costas have a reputation for being ugly tall blocks
 but I found Alicante quite pleasant with tree-lined promenade walks, a
 marina for Abramovich-type yachts and spectacular views over the Med and
 inland to the Sierras from the castle perched high up on a rock at the edge
 of town. Signposting to the TIC (registration centre) and to the 10k and
 cross-country relay course was non-existent and the tram stop they gave to
 the venues was not even the nearest one! 24C made pleasant running
 conditions and my aim had to be to just get round the flat 10k course (2
 laps of mainly uninteresting territory). I really appreciated the terrific
 (surprising) support I got from Swiss people at the roadside and though it
 sounds awful I was happy(!) with 58.20 (17th M70 out of 24). I was in the
 M70 B team in the cross-country relays running leg 2 (it was teams of 3) on
 the 2k course of mainly stony trails in a pleasant park. Our B team came 3rd
 but as it should be only one team for each country can win a medal and our A
 team came 1st. It was good to catch up with some old friends, see somewhere
 new and enjoy the atmosphere of these great events.” 

 Richmond Park
 We were the hosts for the second of the six-race series. See above for
 details of the remaining races. The Flaming Penguins team fairly swamped the
 competition this time and have built up a well-nigh unassailable lead
 already. Nevertheless, the thirteen Ranelagh runners fared well. In
 Alexandra Bramwell and Mia Lambakis we provided first and third over the
 finishing line, though as first-timers they didn’t contribute to the team
 score. Tom Armstrong came in down the field in 33rd place but his 6.44
 clocking was the fastest of the day by an impressive three-quarters of a
 minute. We finished third team on the day but remain in second place

 Juniors 2km
 1   Alexandra Bramwell (Ran)  14.44  (actual time 9.44)
 2   M Kirkwood (F Penguins)   17.06  (11.06 – 1st Gal)
 3   Mia Lambakis (Ran)        17.36  (9.36)
 5   L Hutchings (Strag)       17.58  (12.58 – 1st Boy)
 18  Alfie Lafeuille (Ran)     18.38  (9.08)
 22  Angus O’Brien             18.53  (9.23)
 26  Ben Rushby                19.01  (10.31)
 27  Tate Lawler               19.04  (10.04)
 32  Nathaniel Bond            19.14  (9.14)
 33  Tom Armstrong             19.14  (6.44 – fastest Boy)
 34  James Rushby              19.17  (8.17)
 40  Sam Rushby                19.26  (8.26)
 42  H Norman (Coombe Hill)    19.28  (8.58 – fastest Girl
 56  Harry Armstrong           20.00  (8.00)
 57  Daniel Rushby             20.01  (8.31)
 75  Cian O’Brien              21.49  (13.19)

 1   Flaming Penguins          116  (overall 178)
 2   The Stragglers             23  (43)
 3   Ranelagh H                 20  (56)
 4   Coombe Hill                 8  (14)
 5   Speedy 7                    5  (7)      

 Minis 800m
 2   Remy Lafeuille             2.49  

 VITALITY LONDON 10km  Monday 28th May
 Phil Killingley writes:
 “A stonkingly hot day to run a 10km. Our men’s team was made up of Nick
 Impey in the late 33s (good enough to get inside the top 200!), Peter Haarer
 in the late 34s, but impressively 4th in the M50 age category and Marc
 Leyshon not far behind him.   Captain James Whistler was next with 35:33,
 with Ed Perry and Vaughan Ramsay following on in.   Nice also to see Richard
 Holme back in the fray :)”

 Ranelagh women outnumbered the men on this occasion, led by  Abi Weeds who
 ran an impressive 40.08 in her first race for a long time. Fanny Vein and
 Suzy Whatmough made up the threesome for the team race. Abi finished 10th in
 her W40-44 category, as did Marie Synnott-Wells in the W50-54s.

 The official results give 5k split times, and It is noticeable that many
 runners appear to have run negative splits. The likelihood is in such a big
 field that time was taken to cross the line, rather than we’re all suddenly
 masters of pace judgement! 

 1    Mo Farah (N&EB)            29.44
 96   Steph Twell (AFD)        32.34  (1st woman)
 163  Nick Impey (Ranelagh)    33.47
 244  Peter Haarer             34.48
 271  Marc Leyshon             35.11
 287  James Whistler           35.33
 458  Ed Perry                 37.17
 557  Vaughan Ramsay           38.11
 821  Abi Weeds                40.08
 941  Fanny Vein               40.57
 1050 Suzy Whatmough           41.37
 1206 Marie Synnott-Wells      42.29
 1501 Lara Werrett             43.47
 1610 Jarryd Hillhouse         44.14
 1731 Becky Curtis-Hall        44.40
 2009 Niamh Holt               45.39
 2410 Richard Holme            47.00
 2603 Ian Keith                47.38    
 3542 Marianne Malam           50.07
 4844 Carol Aikin              53.15
 5573 Siobhan Sharp            54.43
 6122 Sue Camp                 55.59
 7984 Roger Wallace            59.48
 10512 Monika Janciewicz       66.15   

 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 12th May

 Bushy Park
 Nick WRIGHT 18:08, Joe BRYANT (jnr) 20:47, James WHISTLER 22:56, Kate BROOK
 25:08, Colette DORAN 30:02, Linda HONEY 30:14, Wally GARROD 40:08, John

 Richmond Park
 Adrienne Baddeley was the leading woman.
 Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 19:01, Adrienne BADDELEY 19:52, John SHAW 20:08, Jeremy
 DAY 22:40, John RICKETTS 23:58, Margie HARRISON 24:16, Amrut SHARMA 24:28,
 John HOBSON 25:10, Ian HARRISON 25:26, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 25:58, Maia RUSHBY
 26:09, Matilda HARRISON 26:58, Phil RUSHBY 27:03, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 27:04,
 James RUSHBY (jnr) 27:38, Karen HARBERT 27:44, Michael SIKORA 29:31, Bronwen
 NORTHMORE 32:37, Deepa SHARMA 33:08, Andrew BROWN 35:59, Penny MERRETT
 36:27, Martin CLARK 42:50, Phil AIKEN 44:25, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 46:04, Pat
 HEWLETT 54:38

 Bedfont Lakes
 Fiona PUGH 28:43, Heather MARTINGELL 28:43

 Old Deer Park
 Jonathan Moore and Kris Davidson placed second and third.
 Jonathan MOORE 18:33, Kris Davidson 18:38, Michael EVERARD 18:58, Katie
 WALTON 40:11

 Bill NEELY 20:16, Wiebke KORTUM 21:26, Bonnie MORGAN 21:36, Simon TAYLOR
 23:06, Chris CAMACHO 25:20, Kirsty NOBLE 26:35, Tom REAY 26:42, Eleonora
 GAVIN 41:41

 Evelyn Joslin 27:17


 Alan DAVIDSON 27:27

 Ted Mockett was first home.
 Ted MOCKETT 17:16, Ellen VAN KEULEN 26:54

 Bath Skyline
 Christopher PARSONS 25:07

 Emma WELLHAM 27:10

 Tom CAMERON 18:42

 Peter FORDHAM 28:39

 Crane Park
 Michelle Beaumont was the leading woman.
 Si MARTIN 19:25, Michelle BEAUMONT 20:55, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 21:06, Alan ELDER
 22:13, Alex RING 22:31, Rachel REVETT 22:53, Marianne MALAM 23:01, Rebecca
 NORTHMORE 23:19, Ian GRANGE 23:24, Anna REICHWALD 24:04, Kevin KEAREY 24:29,
 Ann KEAREY 24:29, Carol AIKIN 24:32, Gavin HILLHOUSE 24:36, Hadi
 KHATAMIZADEH 24:40, Aoife KILPATRICK 24:49, Verka LAFEUILLE 26:40, Michael
 WHITE 26:40, Claire WARNER 26:59, Josie KEAREY (jnr) 27:23, Tamsin BURLAND
 28:36, Christine DAVID 30:07, Victoria ORME 32:14, Tracey SMALL 32:35, Paul
 WAPSHOTT 32:59, Robert HILLHOUSE 34:40, Anne CHILDS 34:59, Cindy CROUCHER
 35:43, Lexi SLAUGHTER 37:40, Sally SPAULL 37:52, Su CLARK 37:52, Louise
 WAPSHOTT 37:52, Nigel COOMBES 56:13

 Osterley Park
 A 1-2 for Mark Herbert and Dave Lawley 
 Mark HERBERT 18:14, Dave LAWLEY 18:39, Rick JENNER 19:58

 Fulham Palace
 Pete WARREN 26:25

 Tom Fairbrother was first home.

 Mike PEACE 25:50

 Exeter Riverside
 Cecily DAY (jnr) 22:23, Ellie LUXMOORE (jnr) 24:52

 Stewart ANDERSON 21:40

 Haga, Sweden
 Robert MOWBRAY 26:24

 Malmö Ribersborg, Sweden
 Philip ANDREWS 20:29

 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 6th May

 Nathaniel BOND 8:54, Angus O’BRIEN 10:20, Cian O’BRIEN 12.53

 Bushy Park
 Eilidh SINCLAIR 9:39, Isla SINCLAIR 10:26
 Savill Gardens
 James RICKETTS 11:51, Aaron SCALLY 15:01, Connor SCALLY 25:31

 parkruns 5km Saturday 19th May

 Bushy Park
 Ross MACDONALD 17:24, Nick WRIGHT 18:36, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr) 20:56, Robert
 MOWBRAY 24:08, Jackie DUNKLEY 28:54, Robert HILLHOUSE 35:54, Wally GARROD
 39:50, John HANSCOMB 53:52

 Richmond Park
 John SHAW 20:03, Bill NEELY 20:46, Gary LEE 21:28, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 22:11,
 Jonathan MARTIN 22:19, John HOBSON 22:23, Osian JONES (jnr) 23:06, Margie
 HARRISON 24:24, Karl GARVEY 24:29, Ian HARRISON 25:07, Matilda HARRISON
 (jnr) 25:38, Seren JONES (jnr) 26:04, Maia RUSHBY 26:28, Gavin HILLHOUSE
 26:28, Tony APPLEBY 26:48, James RUSHBY (jnr) 27:04, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH
 27:40, Aoife KILPATRICK 27:41, Ally PICKARD 28:09, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 28:27,
 Phil RUSHBY 28:28, Michael SIKORA 28:30, Andrew BROWN 29:41, Molly SMITH
 38:39, Martin CLARK 47:40, Pat HEWLETT 57:07, Beverley ALI 57:08

 Pollok, Glasgow
 Peter WEIR 21.14

 Bedfont Lakes
 Lexi Keech was the leading woman.
 Alex RING 21,01, Lexi KEECH 21.29

 Old Deer Park
 Ben RIEDEL (jnr) 22:26, Stewart ANDERSON 24:30, Melanie DAVISON 27:44,
 Trevor MAGUIRE 28:16, Paula MAGUIRE 29:18, Julian HOLDEN 30:33

 Felix ADAMS (jnr) 19:21, Bonnie MORGAN 21:34, Chris CAMACHO 25:15, Fiona
 PUGH 25:38, Charlie MCLAUCHLAN (jnr) 27:17, Kirsty NOBLE 28:42, Louise ROPER
 31:21, Mark ROPER 31:25,
 Eleonora GAVIN 46:25

 Highbury Fields
 Carl ASSMUNDSON 16:38


 Fanny Vein was the second woman.
 Tom CAMERON 18:40, Eliott WELLS 18:55, Fanny VEIN 20:11, Vaughan RAMSAY
 21:21, Marianne MALAM  22:40, John HERRIOTT 27:32

 Carl SELYA-HAMMER 16:58

 Crane Park
 Richard GURD 19:47, Daniel CHIECHI 23:09, Heather MARTINGELL 23:53, Rue
 TURNER 24:54, Paul WAPSHOTT 26:54, Tamsin BURLAND 27:30, Cindy CROUCHER

 Reigate Priory
 Duncan MALLISON 20:45

 Mike PEACE 26:09

 Exeter Riverside
 Cecily DAY (jnr) 22:29

 Marcus ATKINS 20:57

 Linda HONEY 31:07

 South Woodham Ferrers
 Peter FORDHAM 28:15

 Marc Leyshon was the first finisher.
 Marc LEYSHON 17:00

 Clapham Common
 Jarryd HILLHOUSE 21:28

 Roma Pineto (Italy)
 Amrut SHARMA 26:50, Deepa SHARMA 32:38

 Colette DORAN 29:06 

 From Athletics International:
 Another world record for the Virgin Money London Marathon: a total of
 414,168 applicants registered for a ballot place in the 2019 event! The
 previous highest ever number was 386,050 applicants for the 2018 race. Of
 the 2019 registrations, 347,876 are from the UK with 66,292 from overseas.
 Just under 55% of the UK applicants have never run a marathon, while more
 than 44% of the UK applicants are women.

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