Newsdesk 2018

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 528               29th June 2018
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *  Nick Impey and Fiona Ford lead our teams to podium places at the Dorking
 *  Another successful and fast Richmond 10km, individual victories go to
     Ollie Garrod of Epsom and Stephanie Davis of Clapham
 *  Ranelagh men win the team awards with Nick Impey in 8th place leading
     four more RH within 20 seconds
 *  Cordelia Parker leads our women’s team to third place  
 *  Great ultra performances  in the London 2 Brighton 100km and the Comrades
 *  Ranelagh 5th in Thames’s Parkland Relay 
 *  Ranelagh juniors finish 2nd in the Stragglers/Ranelagh handicap series. 
 *  Mini Mob Match at the Crane Park parkrun tomorrow
 *  Club AGM on Tuesday  
 *  40% off club kit
 *  Annual subscriptions are overdue…

 Our AGM will take place next Tuesday 3rd July at 8.30pm in the clubhouse.
 All members are welcome and snacks will be provided. You should have
 received a separate notice with reports etc earlier this week. If it did not
 arrive, please let us know. 

 ...for 2018-19 are now overdue.
 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 here: . Alternatively post a cheque
 to Membership Secretary, Ranelagh Harriers, 135a Petersham Road, Richmond,
 Surrey TW10 7AA or leave it in an envelope at the clubhouse. For any
 queries, e-mail the Membership Secretary 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!

 Here are the leading scores after six events. For race details and the full
 scoreboard see here:. 
 Open  Nick Impey 48, Seiko Angelo 36, Martin Halvey 30, Neil Rae 29, Ted
 Mockett 23, Carl Assmundson and Carl Selya-Hammer 21, James Riley 20, Kris
 Davidson 19, Marc Leyshon, Ed Perry and Stewart Anderson 18,  Nick Twomey 17
 Men Over 40 Neil Rae 18, James Riley 17, Stewart Anderson 14,  Kris Davidson
 and Michael Everard 12, Jonathan Moore 10, George Howard and Ben Shore 6
 Men Over 50  Martin Halvey 31, Seiko Angelo 23, Bill Neely 12, Stephen Logue
 10, Mick Lane 7, Peter Haarer 6, Bruce McLaren, Steve Aikin and Paul Doyle 5
 Women  Fiona Ford 16, Cordelia Parker 12, Lara Werrett 11, Adrienne Baddeley
 10, Bronwen Northmore 8, Marie Synnott-Wells and Carol Aikin 7, Annemarie
 Goodridge, Alice Littler and Holly McGuigan 6 
 Women Over 40  Fiona Ford 24, Lara Werrett 11, Rachel Revett 10, Melanie
 Davison  6, Karen Campbell 5 and Niamh Holt 5, 
 Women Over 50  Marie Synnott-Wells 18, Bronwen Northmore13, Carol Aikin and
 Deborah Blakemore 11, Wiebke Kortum 10, Annemarie Goodridge and Jackie
 Dunkley 9 
 115 members have completed at least one race so far.

 After four races Ranelagh’s women are in third place and our men in second.
 Individually, Seiko Angelo is a close-up second in the M50 class. Results
 and current tables here:. 

 Elmore 7 miles: Saturday 14th July at 1.30pm:
 An uncommon Saturday afternoon race starting and finishing at the Chipstead
 Flower Show, a typical English fete. Undulating course on country lanes.
 Grand Prix and Surrey Road League event.  Details and entry:.
 Entries on the day normally accepted.

 Elmbridge 10km: Sunday 22nd July at 9am.
 Flat course, partly on road, partly Thames tow path. Grand Prix and Surrey
 Road League event. Fewer than 100 entries still available at the time of
 writing, so will soon sell out.  Details and entry:.

 Wedding Day 7km:  Friday 27th July at 7.30pm
 The ever-popular Friday evening 7km race on the roads and tracks in Bushy
 Park. The race usually sells out, so don’t delay. Juniors welcome. Grand
 Prix event only. Details and entry:.  

 Wimbledon Dash 5km:  Sunday  12th August at 9.30am. 
 Final event in the Grand Prix and the Surrey Road League, and also serves as
 the Surrey 5km championship, Starts and finishes at the athletics stadium in
 Wimbledon Park. The rest of the course is hilly and on road. Details and entry:.

 MINI MOB MATCH v THE STRAGGLERS  Saturday 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

 Richmond Park
 For one week only, this replaces our normal Tuesday night sessions. It’s a
 staggered start 5 miles race, with the fastest going off last. Your starting
 position will be decided by the club handicapper Angus Cater. Please arrive
 at the clubhouse earlier than normal to give time for the handicaps to be
 drawn up without delaying the start to later than the scheduled 7.15pm. Be
 prepared to be a little later getting home than usual. Nearer the time there
 will be a course map on our website.        

 We’re changing kit suppliers and we have a lot of kit to move. Many items
 are on offer at 40% discount. Treat yourself! It may not be the weather for
 fleeces and log-sleeved tops right now, but take advantage of these prices!
 Order direct from the AlleyCatz website:. 

 The annual joint Stragglers and Ranelagh junior handicap series is taking
 place again this year, and the first four events have been completed. The
 next is on Thursday 12th July at the Hawker Centre. 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 12th July 2018       (Hawker Centre)
 Thursday 30th August 2018  (Hawker Centre)

 Wednesday 4th July sees the last in the summer events: (Andy
 Bickerstaff's Good Run guide). This one is 8 miles. 7pm start at the
 Windmill, Wimbledon Common.

 Roy Reeder writes:
 "I'm once again organising the River Thames Half Marathon. The start is in
 Walton-on-Thames and a fair bit of the route is along the towpath, so it's
 flat, scenic and mostly traffic free – ideal if you are looking for a PB.
 Full details:.  I'm offering £5 off the
 entry fee to Ranelagh runners till 30th September. Use the entry code RANHAR
 at the Sport Systems store." 

 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
 at 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      

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

 Tuesday 3rd July                  Club Annual General Meeting. Start 8.30pm
 in the clubhouse.

 Tuesday 10th July                Coad Cup summer 5 miles handicap in
 Richmond Park. 7.15pm start. All welcome but arrive earlier than usual if
 you can. 

 Thursday 12th July              Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series
 race 5 at the Hawker Centre. See above

 Saturday 14th July               Elmore 7 miles **Grand Prix** and **Surrey
 Road League** event. See above.

 Sunday 22nd July                Elmbridge 10km **Grand Prix** and **Surrey
 Road League** event. See above.

 Friday 27th July                  Wedding Day 7km **Grand Prix** event. See

 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

 VITALITY LONDON 10km  Monday 28th May
 Philippides reports (individual results were in the last e-news):
 “To rise with the lark and travel fifty miles through the morning mist to a
 race is perhaps one of the less orthodox ways in which to spend a May Bank
 Holiday Monday (and the hottest day of the year so far); but it was a rare
 pleasure to see London quite so quiet during what would normally be the rush
 hour, and the areas around Hyde Park looking deceptively sleepy - almost
 like a leafy rural suburb.  Green Park was also suitably sub-duvet when I
 arrived at 8.00 am, but within an hour had filled astonishingly quickly with
 throngs of runners, about half of whom seemed to be queuing for cubicles.
 Soon after 09.30 we had assembled dutifully on the start grid and began a
 long wait for the 'off' ("take six dozen runners, remove wrappings, and
 leave to fry in the sun until well cooked"). Various briefings were given
 (is it reassuring to know that you are being funnelled according to the
 principles of fluid dynamics?) and a host of celebrities appeared, either to
 run (Mo Farah, Jo Pavey, etc) or to start the race (Jessica Ennis-Hill,
 Sebastian Coe).
 Looking around, although the organisers had sensibly banded everyone into
 coloured starts graded by anticipated speed order, "Blue" was a very broad
 church indeed, embracing, but unwisely intermingling, denominations of the
 'just outside 32 mins' through to the 'unlikely to break 40'.  This had the
 nice effect that the men and women of Ranelagh could coalesce into a blue
 droplet within the sea of the crowd, but once we did get under way the mix
 produced unhappy results, with the slower runners impeding the faster, and
 the faster fretting the slower: it was only by some rather acrobatic
 high-stepping over kerbs that it was possible to break free from the masses
 and find room in which to run (it took Impey and Haarer about a mile to
 achieve this).
 Once under way, Vaughan Ramsay's assessment of the relative difficulty of
 the various sections of the course was spot on, with a fast beginning, some
 energy-sapping twists and turns around the City, and then a burn-up along
 the Strand towards the finish.  There were sections that were dusty or hot
 or both, and other places where crowds had gathered and it felt as if all
 the oxygen had been sucked out of the air (or had it all been consumed as Mo
 motored through?).  There was, however, more than adequate compensation from
 the fun of running about London along streets that are usually clogged with
 traffic and passing the various landmarks.  Support around the course was
 also most welcome from Rob and Becky Curtis-Hall and others.
 Of the men, Nick Impey led them home in fine style, followed in close order
 by Peter Haarer, James Whistler and Marc Leyshon to make up the team.  Of
 the women Abi Weeds crossed the line first, followed by Fanny Vein and Suzy
 Whatmough.  It was good to see Marie Synnott-Wells back in action.”

 British Championship Team Results (3 to count, based on aggregate times)
 1   Cambridge & Coleridge AC  1:47.32   
 23  Ranelagh H                1:43.46

 1   Aldershot F&D             1:30.25
 53  Ranelagh H                2:02.42

 DORKING 10 miles  Sunday 3rd June
 If you want the weather to be nice for your holiday, book it for the weekend
 of the Dorking 10.  Nick Impey reports:
 "As the weather repeated itself as per the VLM in April, the roads and hills
 of Dorking made for a very warm and tough morning running for all. I
 finished 57 mins (7th) not my best time and the wedding all day Saturday
 paid its price at half way. Seiko continues his fine form finishing second
 Ranelagh scorer, having given it all. Very impressive. I managed to lure Mr
 and Mrs Twomey out of Bagshot at short notice for Nick to finish 3rd
 Ranelagh home. Alan H, Steve and Sonia as always very supportive

 Seiko’s run was rewarded with the county M50 championship silver. Fiona Ford
 was the first Ranelagh lady home in just over 70 minutes. Nick and Fiona now
 top the open and women's grand prix tables respectively. At the time of
 writing, the V40 class is led by Neil Rae and M50 by Martin Halvey. Fiona
 also leads the W40 and Marie Synnott-Wells the W50. Ranelagh men and women
 placed 2nd and 3rd in the team competitions.

 1   Tom Aldred (London Hth)   53.17      
 2   Andrius Jaksevicius (Bel) 53.42      
 3   Ollie Garrod (Epsom & E)  54.09      
 7   Nick Impey (Ranelagh)     57.23
 13  Stephanie Davis (Clapham) 59.58  (1st woman)      
 21  Seiko Angelo              61.11    
 26  Nick Twomey               61.51      
 28  Ed Perry                  61.56      
 45  Michael Everard           64.03    
 69  Martin Halvey             66.44    
 89  Neil Rae                  68.31    
 114 Fiona Ford                70.37    
 119 Bill Neely                71.11    
 129 Stewart Anderson          72.08    
 136 Simon Hedger              72.23    
 155 Lara Werrett              73.50    
 157 Marie Synnott-Wells       73.56    
 188 Wiebke Kortum             76.09    
 227 Stephen Logue             79.08    
 254 Phil Roberts              81.01    
 285 Rob Curtis                83.09    
 356 Ian Anderson              88.33    
 415 Chris Read                93.09    
 500 Colette Doran            112.49    
 502 Bronwen Northmore        114.20    
 509 Deborah Blakemore        121.43    
 510 Anne Childs              121.44

 RANELAGH RICHMOND 10km  Sunday 17th June
 For once it wasn’t too hot for our 10km and a crop of personal bests all
 down the field was the result. We had sixty runners in Ranelagh colours, not
 bad when you consider the same number again were marshalling and
 Phil Killingley writes:
 “Another great race organised by Ranelagh - well done to first-time race
 director Michael Morris and his team. 

 Ollie Garrod of Epsom won in a time just under 32min. Ranelagh had a mini
 blue wave with Nick Impey in 8th (33:58); Ted Mockett in 11th and George
 Howard in 13th all within twelve seconds, securing victory for the Blue and
 Amber team on home territory!  Marc Leyshon was only 9 seconds back in 16th
 and Peter Haarer was first M50 home.” 

 Cordelia Parker was our first woman home and with Adrienne Baddeley and Suzy
 Whatmough both sub-40 the women claimed third place. 

 Peter Haarer produced the best age-related performance for Ranelagh with
 85.8% and that earned him the Whitlock-Welch trophy. It was a close thing
 though as Seiko Angelo came in at 84.2% and also above 80% were Martin
 Halvey, George Howard, Ted Mockett, Mick Lane and Nick Impey.

 1   Ollie Garrod (Epsom & E)  31.55  (chip time 31.54)            
 2   Ben Goddard (Woking)      33.05  (33.05)             
 3   Steve Woolley (West 4)    33.30  (33.29)           
 8   Nick Impey (Ranelagh)     33.59  (33.58)  
 11  Ted Mockett               34.08  (34.07)  
 13  George Howard             34.10  (34.08)  
 16  Marc Leyshon              34.19  (34.18)  
 23  Peter Haarer              34.49  (34.47)  
 37  James Whistler            35.30  (35.26
 39  Stephanie Davis (Clapham) 35.43  (35.41 - 1st woman)     
 43  Graham Brook              35.52  (35.49)  
 46  Emma Houchell (Basildon)  35.58  (33.56 - 2nd woman)
 47  Jordan Mungovan           36.00  (35.01)  
 51  James Riley               36.19  (36.17)  
 55  Nick Twomey               36.25  (36.23)  
 58  Richard Kimber            36.28  (36.25)     
 62  Seiko Angelo              36.39  (36.39) 
 63  M Bagnati (Serpentine)    36.40  (36.37 – 3rd woman) 
 71  David Ready               36.55  (36.52)  
 82  Jonathan Moore            37.18  (37.16)  
 87  Rick Jenner               37.45  (37.42)  
 89  Michael Everard           37.47  (37.43)    
 91  Cordelia Parker           37.48  (37.45)           
 94  Dave Lawley               37.57  (37.54)  
 95  Peter Smith               38.06  (38.00)  
 106 Neil Rae                  38.30  (38.26)  
 114 Marco Perinelli           38.41  (38.27)  
 135 Martin Halvey             39.22  (39.19)  
 138 Adrienne Baddeley         39.27  (39.24)  
 142 Suzy Whatmough            39.34  (39.31)  
 145 Mick Lane                 39.45  (39.41)  
 186 Paul Doyle                41.11  (41.07)  
 191 Marcus Atkins             41.23  (41.17)  
 194 Stewart Anderson          41.34  (41.27)  
 204 Fiona Ford                42.15  (42.07)  
 208 Alberto Esguevillas       42.24  (42.18)  
 216 Simon Hedger              42.48  (42.41)  
 225 Michelle Beaumont         43.09  (43.03)  
 231 Gordon Whitson            43.15  (43.08)  
 238 William Griffin           43.31  (43.23)  
 264 Stephen Aikin             44.16  (44.11)  
 265 Alice Littler             44.16  (44.06)  
 274 Ben Shore                 44.41  (44.26)  
 280 Richard Gurd              44.56  (44.44)  
 287 James Ritchie             45.14  (44.59)  
 308 Rebecca Northmore         46.25  (46.18)  
 320 Niamh Holt                46.43  (46.22)  
 328 Matt Sowton               47.14  (46.48)
 371 Amrut Sharma              49.17  (49.10)  
 378 Anna Reichwald            49.28  (49.18)  
 396 Chris Read                49.57  (49.36)  
 397 Duncan Brown              50.00  (49.32)  
 406 Carol Aikin               50.30  (50.18)  
 414 Paul Wapshott             50.59  (50.38)  
 416 Alison O'Brien            51.20  (51.55)  
 456 Michael Sikora            55.27  (55.15)  
 461 Claire McKenzie           55.53  (55.19)  
 468 Leeanne Bryce             56.25  (56.03)  
 469 Melanie Davison           56.25  (56.03)  
 472 Claire Warner             56.42  (56.17)  
 482 Charlotte Hyde            58.01  (57.36)  
 488 Roger Wallace             59.24  (58.47)         
 510 Jackie Dunkley            62.39  (62.04) 
 522 Deborah Blakemore         64.07  (63.31)  
 523 Bronwen Northmore         64.23  (63.48)  
 524 Alan Meaden               64.44  (64.14)  
 531 Victoria Orme             66.33  (65.57)  
   TEAMS MEN: (3 to Score)      TEAMS WOMEN: (3 to Score)   
  1. Ranelagh Harriers  29    1. Clapham Chasers        24  
  2. Woking AC          42    2. Guildford & Godalming  30  
  3. Fulham RC          53    3. Ranelagh Harriers      40  
 LONDON 10 miles  Sunday 13th May in Richmond Park
 1   J Shelley (Shaft B)       54.00
 15  James Riley (Ranelagh)    62.13
 18  M Renfer (Highgate)       62.56  (1st woman)
 31  Marco Perinelli           65.37
 86  Richard Gurd              69.47
 130 Paul Sinton-Hewitt        71.57
 309 Michael Everard           77.41
 386 Matt Sowton               79.33         
 BLACKHEATH & BROMLEY TRACK SERIES  Monday 21st May at Bromley
 Junior Louis Sartori finished 3rd in his 1500 metres race in a PB 4:28.53. 

 LONDON 2 BRIGHTON 100km CHALLENGE  Saturday 26th May
 The Ranelagh Ultra Crew was in action, headed by a great 5th place from Si
 Martin. “A brutal day in the heat, but delighted with 28th,” wrote Bruce
 McLaren. 842 finished.

 1   R Nicholls (unatt)        10:09.05
 5   Si Martin (Ranelagh)      10:43.56
 28  Bruce McLaren             13:02.08
 42  Richard Gurd              13:41.37
 56  Kris Davidson             14:01.17
 57  Michel Groeneveld         14:01.23  
 LAND AID 10km  Thursday 7th June on Clapham Common
 Marc Leyshon finished third.

 1   M Wright (Watts)          34.52
 3   Marc Leyshon              35.55           

 COMRADES MARATHON  Sunday 10th June Pietermaritzburg to Durban 90km
 Lloyd Camp reports:
 “Jarryd Hillhouse fulfilled a dream by finishing the 90km Comrades Marathon
 in South Africa in the colours of Ranelagh Harriers in the very respectable
 time of 10.48.33 (gun time) and 10.42.36 (chip). The race has been run since
 1921 in memory of the many South African men at arms, the “Comrades of the
 Great War” who lost their lives in WW1. 

 21,272 people entered the race (it was fully subscribed within weeks of
 opening), 19,058 actually started (of which 1,438 were international
 entrants), and Jarryd came 9202nd out of the 16,477 who crossed the line
 before the 12 hour cut-off. (No medals are awarded to runners who take
 longer than 12 hours, In fact, they are removed from the course). 

 The Comrades is a gruelling event run in alternate directions every June
 between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. This year was a “down” run, although
 there are numerous demanding up-hills along the way that make the runner
 wonder about that. It was also the longest one ever because the finish was
 moved 3 km further down the road to the cavernous 2010 Football World Cup
 stadium because it had become such a major event on the South African sports
 calendar. Jarryd moved strongly through halfway in 4.59 and then added 48
 minutes to his second half because he was enjoying the experience so much!
 He finished in excellent shape and high spirits, a deserving medallist who
 trained with tremendous discipline for one of the toughest road races on the
 planet. Nearly half of the field finish in the final hour, so Jarryd was
 well ahead of the crowd. 

 Not only is he the only member of his family to run Comrades, he tells me
 that he is also the only Hillhouse ever to take part in the history of the
 event. And all this started with a Richmond parkrun in January 2016!
  Comrades is 18.5 consecutive parkruns, and you don’t go for breakfast
 afterwards, you go for dinner! Jarryd has completely changed his lifestyle
 and running has played a vital part in that.  Unbelievable progress and a
 wonderful effort!”

 SECOND SUNDAY 5 miles  Sunday 10th June on Wimbledon Common
 1   J Gale (TH&H)             31.50
 54  Tom Reay                  51.10 

 25th THAMES HARE & HOUNDS PARKLAND RELAYS  Wednesday 13th June in Richmond
 Phil Killingley reports
 “Andy Maud beat his own course record  but could not prevent Thames Hare and
 Hounds from beating Clapham for the team win.  Ranelagh's quickest team came
 5th of 55, which is our best since we renewed our participation in this
 event - great work.  The team was made up of James Whistler (fastest for us
 on the day with 15:38), Nick Twomey, Mark Herbert and
 still-fit-despite-newborn Dave Lawley! Well done to the other Ranelagh teams
 in 36th and 50th, and many thanks to Peter Fordham for organising us all.”  

 Gordon Whitson comments: 
 "Congrats to the senior men team for a good effort – looking at the times
 recorded by Nick Twomey, David Lawley and Mark Herbert, it seems Ranelagh
 can’t help producing blue waves even when running a relay! James Whistler,
 however, was in a class of his own. The old codgers team ran better than the
 form book would have predicted. In particular, Andy Bickerstaff should be
 happy with an almost respectable time after all his travails of recent
 years. The first three in the team set up Rick Jenner nicely to carve
 through the lower orders of the field on the glory leg. The mixed squad did
 what mixed squads do and that is to ensure that everybody gets the chance to
 join in the fun and have a good work-out, although Simon Martin’s pre-team
 selection modesty was clearly misplaced."
 1   Clapham Chasers           58.20
 5   Ranelagh H ‘A’            64.06
       Nick Twomey               16.01
       Dave Lawley               16.12
       Mark Herbert              16.15
      James Whistler            15.38
 37  Ranelagh H Vets           75.44
       Gordon Whitson            19.23
       Andy Bickerstaff          20.22
       Marcus Atkins             18.32
       Rick Jenner               17.27
 50  Ranelagh H Mixed          85.52
       Wiebke Kortum             20.03
       Peter Fordham             25.48
       Si Martin                 17.58
       Alison Dicks              22.03     

 the Russell School
 There was a new venue at the Russell School, with perhaps a slightly shorter
 course. Numbers taking part topped one hundred, with the Flaming Penguins
 team once again dominating the proceedings. They now hold a seemingly
 unassailable lead with three of the six races done, and even the best late
 surge from Ranelagh is unlikely to repeat last year’s last gasp victory.
 There were thirteen Ranelaghs in the main race, led by Megan Donovan in 11th
 place overall. We did not come away entirely empty-handed as Osian Jones set
 the day’s fastest time of 7.07. It was very much a family affair for
 Ranelagh, with three Rushbys, two Beals, two Joneses, two O’Briens and two
 Lafeuilles in the line-up. Remy Lafeuille was first finisher in the Minis

 Juniors 2km
 1   J Danz (Flaming Penguins) 13.30  (actual time 8.30 – first timer)
 5   M Ray (unatt)             15.03  (10.03 – 1st gal)
 7   D Gupta (unatt)           15.57  (10.57 – 1st boy)   
 11  Megan Donovan             16.30  (9.30)
 27  Ben Rushby                17.45  (8.45)
 51  Oliver Beal               18.25  (7.55)
 52  Nathaniel Bond            18.26  (7.56)
 63  Osian Jones               18.37  (7.07 – fastest boy)
 64  Matthew Beal              18.41  (7.41)
 65  Angus O’Brien             18.43  (8.43)
 69  Daniel Rushby             18.46  (7.16)
 72  Alfie Lafeuille           18.48  (8.18)
 76  Tate Lawler               18.53  (9.23)
 78  Cian O’Brien              18.54  (11.54)
 83  Sam Rushby                19.02  (7.32)
 87  Seren Jones               19.21  (8.51)

                                              Overall after three races    
 1   Flaming Penguins         119      1   Flaming Penguins          297
 2   Ranelagh H                32      2   Ranelagh H                 88
 3   Coombe Hill School        22      3   The Stragglers             61
 4   The Stragglers            18      4   Coombe Hill School         36

 Minis 800m
 1   Remy Lafeuille             2.00

 OSTERLEY PARK 10km  Saturday 16th June
 1   N Hutchinson (QPH)        36.47  (chip time 36.46)
 14  Eliott Wells              40.01  (40.00)
 15  M Gibson (Ealing E)       40.14  (40.14)
 29  Alex Ring                 41.56  (41.46)
 153 Marianne Malam            49.22  (49.11)
 723 Colette Doran             98.46  (98.02)  

 LAKESMAN IRONMAN TRIATHLON  Sunday 17th June at Keswick
 Tom Fairbrother had never competed in a Triathlon before, so naturally he
 opted to make his debut in a full Ironman race – that’s 2.4 miles swimming
 in Derwent Water, 112 miles on the bike and a full 26.2 miles marathon. Tom
 writes: “A very new experience for me. But I was really pleased to finish
 the marathon in 3:35, for an overall time of 11:43. It was incredibly tough,
 but I loved the challenge.”

 1   D Bluff (Tri Force)       9:15.30  (swim 1:03.27, T1 2.54, bike 4:51.48,
 T2 1.24, run 3:16.05)
 61  Tom Fairbrother          11:43.48  (1:36.02, 7.20, 6:15.58, 9.11,
 GRINDLEFORD FELL RACE  Thursday 21st June
 1   L Kemp (Totley)           32.16
 14  C Brock (Steel City)      36.49  (1st woman)
 88  Peter Weir                44.01
 162 Karen Weir                49.15             

 SELF-TRANSCENDENCE MIDSUMMER 10km  Saturday 23rd June in Battersea Park
 Paul Doyle was the leading over 50. 

 1   N Handley (JP Morgan)     32.15
 35  Paul Doyle                39.36 

 HARRY HAWKES 10 miles  Sunday 24th June
 1   A Jaksevicius (Belgrave)  53.21  (chip time 53.21)
 23  J Collett (Datchet)       62.18  (62.16 - 1st woman)
 69  Bill Neely                70.01  (69.57)
 337 Margie Marshall           90.01  (89.45)
 343 Mark Lansley              90.42  (89.46)
 377 Ian Harrison              92.56  (92.40)
 425 Carol Aikin               96.30  (96.14)
 584 Anne Childs              119.26  (118.55)

 DITTON DASH 10km  Sunday 24th June
 1   J Lurkins (Strag)         36.55
 4   Duncan Mallison           39.22
 25  Kevin Knowles             45.17  
 27  Kirsty Steel              45.31 

 SELF-TRANSCENDENCE DASHING DEER 5km  Monday 25th June in Battersea Park
 1   S Pearce-Higgins (TVH)    15.57
 26  Jonathan Moore            18.02
 134 Alan Davidson             27.56 

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 World records fell at the Vitality Westminster Mile on Sunday 27 May but
 they were for the level of participation and a Guinness World Record rather
 than conventional athleticism on a muggy day in central London. A total of
 8,048 runners in 39 races completed the picturesque course around St James’s
 Park to finish in front of Buckingham Palace, smashing the previous world
 record of 7,664 set at the New York Fifth Avenue Mile last year, making
 Vitality Westminster Mile the biggest ever timed mile in the world.
 The first record fell to Dani Nimmock and her husband Mark Burgess who
 crossed the line hand-in-hand to set a Guinness World Record for the fastest
 mile run while holding hands. The Essex couple sprinted across the line in
 5:24, almost a minute inside the old mark set here last year, before
 receiving their certificate from GWR adjudicator Richard Stenning. “We’re
 really happy to have broken 5:30 – we thought we could but you never know
 what will happen on the day,” said Dani. 

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