Newsdesk 2019

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 547           25th April 2019
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *   2019 Road Grand Prix underway - Ted Mockett and Marie Synnott-Wells lead
      our teams at the Thames Towpath 10 
 *   Good Marathon results from far and near 
 *   Jordan Mungovan places 2nd in the Regents Park Spring Half Marathon
 *   Eirin McDaid finishes 3rd in Victoria Park 5km
 *   London Marathon this Sunday – good luck to all runners
 *   Post-Marathon meet at the Roebuck from 8pm
 *   Marshals urgently required for our Half Marathon on May 5th
 *  Subscriptions are overdue

 Hon Sec Gordon Whitson writes:
 “Ranelagh Harriers club membership subscriptions for the year from 1 April
 2019 until 31 March 2020 are now due. You are encouraged to check the new
 subscription rates that were approved at the last AGM and are listed below. 

 If you are a first claim member, an amount of £15 is allocated from your
 subscription to cover your annual registration fee with England Athletics
 and paid on your behalf by the Club. England Athletics have imposed a
 deadline of 30 June 2019 for the payment of their 2019/20 registration fee
 which was also due on 1 April 2019. Any athletes not registered with England
 Athletics by 30 June 2019 become ineligible to compete in EA licenced events
 until their registration fees are paid.

 To ensure that no Ranelagh members find themselves inadvertently ineligible
 and therefore unable to enter EA licenced races, we would strongly encourage
 all members to make sure their subscription is paid as soon as possible and
 in any event no later than 30 June 2019.”

 The new subscription rates are as follows:.
 Seniors £50
 Under 20 or Student £20
 Family Membership £90
 Retired and Over 60 £25
 Second Claim £20
 Non-Running Member £10

 Payment may be made by Standing Order or Bank Transfer to:
 Sort code: 40-23-29
 Account number: 81109847
 Reference: your initial and name and SUBS – e.g. J SMITH SUBS

 Those of you who pay by standing order will have to contact your bank to
 change the amount.  The club cannot do this for you.
 Alternatively you can leave a cheque for the Membership Secretary in a
 sealed envelope in the clubhouse or give cash to the Treasurer Chris Read or
 either of the Assistant Treasurers Deepa Sharma and John Herriott.

 Looking forward to our two road races – the Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon
 on Sunday 5th May and the Ranelagh Richmond 10km on Sunday 16th June. A new
 website has been set up for each race - ranelagh-half-marathon.co.uk/ and  ranelagh-10k.co.uk/.
 Entries are coming in steadily so if you’re planning to run don’t wait too
 long. If you’re not running the “Half”… 

 We urgently need a few more marshals and water station helpers for our
 Richmond Half Marathon on Sunday 5th May. If you can help please contact

 Gordon Whitson writes:
 “Many of you will be aware that David Criniti and Simon Wolnizer, Australian
 athletes who joined Ranelagh last year, are coming to London to take part in
 the London Marathon, running for the club. There are two opportunities that
 I have fixed with David for Ranelagh members to come along and meet them.

 Meet at the Green Man on Putney Heath on Thursday at 19.00 for an easy run
 on Wimbledon Common followed by alcoholic or non-alcoholic liquid
 replacement from around 19.45 in the pub. Spare kit can be dropped off by
 those running in my flat. Also parking available in Wildcroft Road. Please
 let me know if you are able to come along for either the run and/or just the
 pub so I will know to look out for you and please mention to other members
 who may be interested. 

 Then, from 20.00 onwards on Sunday after the marathon at the Roebuck on
 Richmond Hill for the traditional post marathon alcoholic liquid replacement
 session. David and Simon are likely to attend. Runners, non-runners and
 spectators all welcome to join Mike Peace after his 39th London Marathon.
 Any queries, please let me know – gordonaegli@hotmail.com.

 All under-18s are welcome. Dates and venues are shown below. Registration
 opens at 6.50pm for a 7.25pm start. Pre-registration is necessary and a
 parental consent form must be completed for any child taking part for the
 first time.

 Thursday 25th April at the Hawker Centre
 Thursday 16th May at the Ranelagh Clubhouse
 Thursday 6th June at the Russell School, Petersham
 Thursday 27th June at the Hawker Centre
 Thursday 11th July at the Ranelagh Clubhouse
 Thursday 29th August at the Hawker Centre
 For registration and more details: 

 The first Grand Prix race was the Thames Towpath 10 miles on April 14th.
 Next comes the Spring Marathons – any marathon completed before the third GP
 event which is our Richmond Half Marathon on Sunday 5th May. Then comes the
 Sutton 10k on May 19th. Details:.
 9.30am start.
 More details about the Grand Prix, including current scores and the list of
 races here:.  

 Deborah Blakemore writes:
 “Our annual Ladies Beginners Course starts again on Tuesday 14th May, 7 -
 8pm at the clubhouse. Couch to 5k in 8 weeks for the bargain price of only
 £10. Further details and an application form can be found here:.
 Any queries, please contact Deborah Blakemore at
 deboraheblakemore@yahoo.co.uk or you can find me at the clubhouse on
 a Tuesday evening.

 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 6th 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! There is a series team trophy which has Ranelagh’s
 name on from 2014 but sadly since then it’s been all Clapham and Fulham.
 First race is 1st May and the other two dates are 5th June and 3th July.
 Enter the series here:  or follow links to individual races.” 

 Many of you may have noticed a plaque in the clubhouse commemorating our
 Pennine Way Relay record set back in 1971. 2021 will see the 50th
 anniversary of the original run and Rick Jenner is hoping to get a team
 together to run the relay again in the summer of 2021. As a kicking-off
 point he has arranged a get-together of any interested parties at the
 Roebuck on Tuesday May 14th from 8.30pm. There aren’t too many of the
 original team left but Rick is hoping a few will be able to make it to the
 pub to share their experiences. All are welcome, but if possible let Rick
 know you’re coming: rickjenner77@gmail.com.     

 Sarah Brown sends news of Ralph Street in Norway:
 “Ralph is just about to start his orienteering season in Norway and hopes to
 be picked for World Cup 1 in Finland in June. He has narrated a Video: (The Leith Hill Ten) that
 may be of interest to members of Ranelagh. There is also an 18 mile (The
 Three Summits Challenge) and a 6 Mile taking place on the same day, Sunday
 9th June. Details are here:. New this year is a
 pre-race training session on May 11th so that runners can make sure they
 know the route. This training day will be free to anyone who has pre-entered
 one of the races and will cover the 10 mile and 6 mile routes but we can
 also discuss the 18.“ 

 Gordon Whitson writes:
 “The club provides coached track training sessions, free of charge at
 Osterley Park on a Thursday evening starting at 19:30. Each weekly programme
 comprises warm up/drills, the main session and warm down/stretching and is
 designed to last no longer than an hour in total. The weekly sessions can be
 found under the Training section on the Ranelagh website.

 Members can participate in either the Sprint group session or the Endurance
 group session and may switch between groups as it suits them. No previous
 track training experience is required and all abilities are catered for. The
 sessions are manageable by all yet stretching. The atmosphere is inclusive
 while focused. Runners keep telling me that they enjoy themselves! 

 The sessions are designed for all runners who wish to improve their personal
 performance while learning and applying interval training skills. There is a
 considerable body of research which demonstrates that including at least one
 speed or speed/endurance session per week into a distance runner’s regular
 training programme will provide significant to substantial performance

 Colin Brett leads the Sprint group and Gordon Whitson prepares the Endurance
 group programme which he delivers together with Maia Rushby and Dan Chiechi.
 Why not turn up at Osterley Park on a Thursday and try us out?”

 James McCormack of Flawless Physio writes:
 “I would like to introduce you to Flawless Physio. We are a private
 Physiotherapy Clinic who are offering a special discount to newsletter
 readers. We have clinics based above Sporting Feet, 9 King Street, Richmond
 and in Fulham, next door to Putney Bridge Station. Our clinicians are sports
 injury specialists who have worked in elite sport and privately with
 international level athletes. We are offering 15% off all appointments for
 Ranelagh members.
 We also run an advice centre on our website to try and help people with any
 injury troubles they may be having. This month our focus is on Achilles
 Tendinopathy, which I am sure many of you have suffered before.
 If you would like to get in contact, you can do so via our
 website www.flawlessphysio.co.uk/ or call us on 020 8785 2232.

 It has been reported that the Bank of England is to close its sports club
 outside Roehampton Gate next year. This is currently used by the Bank’s
 cross-country club as its HQ and our annual match against them and other
 clubs starts nearby just inside Richmond Park. It is not known at this stage
 whether the race will go ahead next year.     

 Ed Perry writes:
 “We are looking to build our presence on Social Media to help build
 community within the club, raise awareness of who we are for those
 interested, and promote races. I'm looking to pull together a team from
 across the club to help moderate and produce content that represents
 everything we do. If you'd like to help please drop me an email on

 In the meantime do give us a like or a follow: Facebook
 Instagram: @ranelaghharriers

 Our new supplier for club singlets, men’s and women’s. is iProsports.
 Details and orders:

 Don’t forget that we meet for a casual drink after training on the first
 Tuesday of each month. Venue is 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 28th April            London Marathon   *GP race 2*
 Sunday 5th May              Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon. See above. *GP
 race 3* 

 Sunday 19th May            Sutton 10k    *GP race 4*   Details:. 9.30am start.
 This race often fills up before its closing date.

 Sunday 2nd June            Dorking 10 miles        *GP race 5*   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

 THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles  Sunday 14th April at Chiswick
 This was race number one in our club 2019 road running Grand Prix. We had
 just under thirty runners, not bad considering all the other races going on
 today. Ted Mockett led our pack, coming home as the second over 40 in 9th
 place in 58.33. Jonathan Smith in 15th place was also well inside the hour.
 Next came Mick Lane, whose 65.34 netted him 5th place amongst the over
 50s.Not far behind was another quartet of over 50s, Stewart Anderson, Alun
 Thomas, Marcus Atkins and Richard Willoughby.

 It was over 50s who led the Ranelagh women’s contingent too, though they
 were disadvantaged by having to compete in the W45-54 category. Marie
 Synnott-Wells and Wiebke Kortum placed 7th and 9th in their class, recording
 74.25 and 77.11. Carol Aikin and Sally Bamford also finished inside 90

 1   Andy Bond (Dulwich R)     55.28  (chip time 55.27)
 2   Jack Ramm (Dulwich R)     56.49  (56.48)  
 3   Jim Lurkins Strags)       56.50  (56.49)   
 9   Ted Mockett  (Ranelagh)   58.33  (58.33)
 15  Jonathan Smith            59.20  (59.19)   
 56  Mick Lane                 65.34  (65.31) 
 69  Stewart Anderson          67.08  (67.04)  
 89  Alun Thomas               69.24  (69.21)
 110 Marcus Atkins             71.14  (71.07)  
 115 Richard Willoughby        71.27  (71.19)  
 131 Daniel Chiechi            72.29  (72.18)  
 132 Martin Harris             72.32  (72.20)  
 153 Phil Roberts              74.21  (74.13)  
 154 Marie Synnott-Wells       74.25  (74.21)
 189 Wiebke Kortum             77.11  (76.54)
 205 Paul Wapshott             78.16  (78.06)
 223 Hadi Khatamizadeh         79.52  (79.35)  
 233 Simon Taylor              80.42  (80.22)  
 236 Amrut Sharma              80.46  (80.38)  
 245 Rue Turner                81.40  (81.31)  
 246 Michael Osborne           81.41  (81.170  
 257 Alberto Esguevillas       82.29  (82.05)  
 295 Carol Aikin               85.20  (85.00)  
 345 Sally Bamford             88.36  (88.16)  
 356 Ian Harrison              89.01  (88.39)  
 365 Chris Read                89.49  (89.280  
 454 Margie Harrison           97.08  (96.45)  
 479 Tom Reay                  99.24  (99.03)
 529 Bronwen Northmore        107.32 (106.58)
 555 Alan Meaden              111.26 (110.50
 563 Janet Turnes             112.42 (112.38)

 SEVILLE MARATHON   Sunday 17th February
     Ann Kearey               3:51.32
     Kevin Kearey             4:01.03         

 BRIDGES HANDICAP 2.3 miles  Wednesday 10th April at Westminster  
 Alan Davidson writes:
 “Young Hedger  ran the latest monthly Bridges handicap on Wednesday but so
 did I in a rather for me confusing situation. I am very slow over this
 course these days but was bemused when called up to start first on handicap
 ahead of several runners slower than me .I can only assume that with
 handicaps based on each runner’s last run, my early start resulted from the
 previous month when very few regulars ran because of stormy conditions. In a
 freak situation times were further slowed by a police road block on Vauxhall
 Bridge! It was embarrassing then to finish first (almost unavoidable!)and be
 handed the monthly handicap winner’s Hanscomb Trophy which my performance
 didn't merit! I seem to win the trophy once every twenty years so I should
 be 90 or 100 next time it happens! I can remember when I got my p.b.(14.18)
 donkeys years ago I was so desperate to achieve it some Japanese tourists
 got in my way and I carried two of them for a few yards! The race has been
 going for over thirty years but I was a latecomer to it unlike Hanscomb who
 ran in the first one which was able to start by County Hall returning via
 Blackfriars Bridge. The London Eye crowds mean the start is now opposite the
 Houses of Parliament (by the hospital) heading out to Lambeth and Vauxhall
 Bridges to avoid the crush.”

 BRIGHTON MARATHON  Sunday 14th April
 An excellent 2:46 from Kris Davidson, only a couple of minutes outside his
 personal best.
 Neil Rae writes on Facebook:
 “Brighton done, back of the net! Great race, I enjoyed it, the headwind in
 the last few miles was a nice touch. Lovely weather too.” 

 1    P Le Grice (Bristol)     2:16.22
 15   H Davies (Ipswich)       2:34.08  (1st woman)
 33   Kris Davidson            2:46.03
 468  Neil Rae                 3:16.32
 580  James Ritchie            3:21.48
 4241 Emma Goulding            4:16.46                

 PARIS MARATHON  Sunday 14th April 
 1     A Milaw (Ethiopia)     2:07.05
 2635  Simon Martin           3:09.50 
 26060 Siobhan Sharp          4:11.53   

 Jordan Mungovan placed second.

 1   I Rothman (Leam)         1:16.43  (chip time 1:16.41)
 2    Jordan Mungovan          1:18.25  (1:18.19)

 HONITON HIPPO 7 miles  Sunday 14th April
 Jackie Dunkley reports:
 “A proper cross country  -   hills, mud and two river crossings.”

 1   T Lenton (Axe V)         50.37
 153 Jackie Dunkley           96.06  

 BOSTON MARATHON UK  Sunday 14th April 
 This was the Lincolnshire version of the Boston Marathon. Richard Gurd
 reports on Facebook:
 “This morning I completed the Boston Marathon UK and found it extremely
 tough due to my impaired training and windy conditions. I didn’t really know
 what I was capable of achieving but felt somewhere between 3:20 and 3:30 was
 realistic. However, early on a group formed targeting 3:15 so I took a
 chance and joined the group in order to help shelter from the wind. However,
 it soon become apparent that this was going to be faster than I could
 sustain but I stuck with it as long as I could as there was no groups
 behind. This approach made the second half very challenging but I was
 determined that I would grind it out and only walk if I cramped so badly I
 had no option. I had some very challenging miles and thought I might miss
 the 3:30 target but somehow found some energy for the final few miles to
 finish strong in 3:25:13. I’m very pleased with the time considering where I
 was a few months ago.”

 1   P Martin (Peterboro)     2:34.10
 115 Richard Gurd             3:25.13
 532 Tamsin Burland           4:51.22         
 SECOND SUNDAY 5 miles  Sunday 14th April on Wimbledon Common.
 Gordon Whitson appears to have been the leading over 60 though not credited
 thus in the results.

 1   N Marriage (Fulham)      30.14
 16  Gordon Whitson           38.20
 18  Steve Aikin              38.27 

 BOSTON MARATHON  Monday 15th April in Boston, USA
 Jonathan Moore made it inside 3 hours despite carrying a hamstring injury.

 1    L Cherono (Kenya)       2:07.57
 1662 Jonathan Moore          2:58.49 

 MAIDENHEAD EASTER 10 miles  Friday 19th April
 As usual, PM Theresa May was one of the marshals.

 1   P Sewell (AFD)           52.07
 111 Mick Lane                66.32
 252 Phil Roberts             76.07    

 1   B O’Doyle (unatt)        15.46
 3   Eirin McDaid (Rane)      17.29 

 LONDON EASTER 10km  Monday 22nd April
 1   G Laybourne (SLH)        32.17
 319 Alan Davidson       63.04
 344 Pete Warren              64.41  

 parkrun results...
 Follow this link for the latest Ranelagh results:. Then follow
 the “Previously” link at the bottom of the parkrun screen to access previous
 weeks’ results.     

 There was a record number of 414,168 ballot applications for this year’s
 London Marathon:. 

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