Newsdesk 2019

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 558           9th October 2019
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *  Clive Naish wins the Page Cup handicap
 *  Fastest times by Rich Kimber and Helen Shires
 *  Half Marathon season
 *  Nick Impey wins in Singapore 
 *  Opening League races on 12th October at Reigate
 *  Surrey Masters Championships at Morden Park on 19th October. Entries in
     advance required.
 *  All needed for our Mob Match at home to Orion Harriers on 2nd November
 *  Book now for our Christmas Party 

 Please note that all access to and from the clubhouse must be via our new
 gate from the public footpath. Please do not cross the Dysart car park under
 any circumstances.  

 Membership fees for 2019/20 were due back in April - if you haven't paid up,
 please do so now. There are some urgent deadlines with England Athletics
 coming up imminently (not least the need to make sure you're registered for
 any XC fixtures), so please do make sure you're paid and registered this

 SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUES  Saturday 12th October at Reigate Priory Park
 Our men’s team were relegated to Division 2 last winter while our women
 retained a mid-field position in Division 1. Both leagues are due to have
 their opening race at Reigate on Saturday 12th October. We need a great
 start. The schedule is:
 Women’s Division 1 3.75m at 11am  -  this is our senior women’s race
 Girls Under 15 and Under 17  2.5m at 12 noon
 Girls Under 13  2m at 12.30pm
 Women’s Division 2  3.75m at 1pm -  we are not involved with this race
 Men’s Division 2  5m at 2pm 

 More info about the women’s races here:.  
 More info about the men’s race here:. 
 All members are welcome to take part, register on the day.

 Note that there will be no boys’ races at Reigate. They will take place with
 the men’s Division 1 race at Effingham Common.   

 Just for a change we are not hosting these championships this year. Instead
 they are to be held at Morden Park. All Surrey-qualified men over 40 and
 women over 35 are eligible to take part and there are medals to be won in
 5-year categories. Men over 60 and all women will run a 6km course at 2.15pm
 and the rest of the men will run 10km at 3pm. For entries, women should
 contact the team manager Phil Aiken (see below), while the men’s entries are
 being organised by Stewart Anderson. Men please contact Stewart by 9th
 October: mailto:stewartjanderson@hotmail.com. Stewart adds: “For each
 entrant, I will need their EA number, date of birth plus confirmation
 whether qualifying for Surrey county on basis of RESIDENCE or BIRTH.” For a
 full definition of Surrey, see and page down. The
 Surrey officials are looking for marshals on the day at Morden Park. Please
 reply to this note if you’d like to help. 

 Our first mob match of the season is at home in Richmond Park on Saturday
 2nd November against Orion Harriers. Start will be at 2.30pm.  As usual we
 need as many runners as possible to make up the sort of “mob” we will need
 if we are to take the Lee Cup. The more runners we have, the better our
 chances. Orion will probably bring 50 runners – we need to match that and
 more. Put the date in your diary now. The race also incorporates our club
 veterans championships.    

 Rick Jenner writes:
 “Our own Half Marathon is now open for entries and we wanted you to be the
 first to know and sign up. This year the race is two weeks after the London
 Marathon, and if you haven't taken part before it's a great event that we
 put on with huge help from volunteers from the club, so please do support it
 in any way you can. It's over a fast, flat course which includes Hampton
 Court and the River Thames, starting near the clubhouse and finishing in
 Ham. And it's only £20 for club members. For more information and how to
 enter go to here:. Please spread the word
 too, including posts on our social media channels.”

 RANELAGH HARRIERS SOCIAL COMMITTEE cordially invites you to the 2019
 Christmas Party.
 Saturday 7th December, 6:30pm until midnight at
 The Albert Pub
 57 Kingston Hill, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7PX
 0208 546 7669
 Three course meal and DJ
 Dress code: Smart casual. 
 Cost is £45. You need to book AND pay to be on the final list. Limit is 90
 For menu, go to menu and click on
 ‘Christmas Feast’.
 For more info and booking please contact Michele Gibson.
 e-mail micheleagibson@hotmail.com or call Michele on 07703 518956.
 Cheques: payable to Ranelagh Harriers
 BACS:  to Ranelagh Harriers, SC 40 13 10, A/C 12154501, Ref ‘XMAS + Your

 Suzy Whatmough writes:
 “Ranelagh are entering three teams for next year’s Green Belt Relay, taking
 place on 16th-17th May. It’s a 22 stage relay race around 220 miles of the
 Green Belt around the outside of London. There are 11 people in each team,
 with each person running a stage on the Saturday and another stage on the
 Sunday. Please email Suzy Whatmough and Clare Fowler at ranelaghgbr@gmail.com if you’d like to join. For more information
 about the race, see GBR.

 Our 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. 

 Our provisional winter fixture list is now up on our website here:. 
 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 12th October  Surrey League men and women both at Priory Park,
 Reigate. Women at 11am, men at 2pm. 

 Sunday 13th October   Cabbage Patch 10 miles road race – entries closed

 Saturday 19th October   Surrey County Masters Championship at Morden Park –
 see above

 Saturday 19th October   Southern Cross-Country Relays at Wormwood Scrubs

 Saturday 2nd November  Lee Cup Mob Match v Orion Harriers 7.5 miles in
 Richmond Park. All welcome, 2.30pm start. See above. 
 Saturday 9th November   Surrey League second race – women on Mitcham Common,
 men on Wimbledon Common 

 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

 PAGE CUP 5 miles HANDICAP  Saturday 28th September in Richmond Park
 When a figure rounded the last bend and gradually proved itself to be Clive
 Naish there was great jubilation amongst the officials waiting at the
 finishing line. Clive is one of the club’s most loyal and hard-working
 members…but he had never won a club handicap trophy. True, he had back in
 1998 won the sealed handicap with the Hastings Cup but there is no trophy
 associated with that. Otherwise, he had picked up the odd silver and bronze
 medals over the years, but of the 137 handicaps in which he had competed he
 had never crossed the line in front. Always the bridesmaid, as they say.
 Surely this would be his chance at last. But as Clive headed for the finish
 more figures appeared around the last corner…Anna Reichwald first, then a
 pair of guests then Rich Kimber on his way to the day’s fastest time. Surely
 Clive wouldn’t be deprived at the last moment, as had happened in this very
 race two years ago? No, this time the bit was firmly between the Naish
 teeth. Clive roused himself to a finishing sprint and delighted the
 officials by crossing the line in first place, 10 seconds ahead of guests
 Philip Beausang and Sam Davidson. Close behind were Rich and Anna and then
 they came in thick and fast, a sign of another excellently framed handicap
 by Si Martin.

 Skipper Rich’s time was 29.01, second fastest was Andy Starr on 29.50 and
 third was Sergio Stillacci on 30.03. Helen Shires was the fastest woman with
 a time of 34.32, ahead of Becky Northmore’s 36.57 and Marianne Malam on
                                    H'cap     H'cap    Actual   Speed
                                   Time      Allow     Time    Order
  1   Clive Naish                  25.37     23.10     48.47     35 
      Philip Beausang         (G)  25.47      8.30     34.17     14 
      Sam Davidson            (G)  25.48      6.00     31.48      8 
  2   Richard Kimber               25.51      3.10     29.01      1 
  3   Anna Reichwald       (L)     25.54     14.50     40.44     25 
  4   Louis Randall                25.55      5.20     31.15      7 
      Andy Griffin            (G)  25.56     10.10     36.06     16 
      Helen Shires         (L)(G)  26.02      8.30     34.32     15 
  5   Clare Day            (L)     26.04     17.00     43.04     30 
  6   Rebecca Northmore    (L)     26.07     10.50     36.57     19 
  7   John Rose                    26.17      7.10     33.27     11 
  8   Kris Davidson                26.19      3.50     30.09      4 
  9   Edward Forbes                26.29      3.50     30.19      5 
 10   Sally Bamford        (L)     26.36     16.20     42.56     29 
 11   Simon Lawrence               26.50     15.50     42.40     27 
 12   Andy Starr                   26.50      3.00     29.50      2 
 13   Stewart Anderson             26.53      7.00     33.53     12 
 14   David Lawley                 26.55      4.10     31.05      6 
 15   Amrut Sharma                 26.57     14.10     41.07     26 
 16   Dave Kew                     27.01     15.50     42.51     28 
 17   Sergio Stillacci             27.03      3.00     30.03      3 
 18   Marianne Malam       (L)     27.08     11.30     38.38     23 
 19   Stephen Aikin                27.19     10.40     37.59     21 
 20   Vaughan Ramsay               27.24      5.50     33.14     10 
 21   Simon Hedger                 27.31     10.50     38.21     22 
 22   Karen Harbert        (L)     27.41     21.00     48.41     34 
 23   Carol Aikin          (L)     27.44     16.30     44.14     31 
 24   James Ritchie                28.07      5.50     33.57     13 
      James Willoughby        (G)  28.11      8.30     36.41     18 
 25   Michael Morris               28.30      8.00     36.30     17 
 26   Rick Jenner                  28.41      3.20     32.01      9 
 27   Marcus Atkins                28.44      8.30     37.14     20 
 28   Fiona Pugh           (L)     29.23     15.50     45.13     32 
 29   Chris Camacho                30.01     18.30     48.31     33 
 30   Euan Sinclair                30.33      9.10     39.43     24 
 31   Deborah Blakemore    (L)     30.35     26.10     56.45     36 
 32   Allan Lang                   32.22     29.00     61.22     37  

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5k  Friday 27th September  in Hyde Park
 1   D Cheeseman (York)            15.09 
 230 Alan Davidson                 31.27 

 BARNS GREEN HALF MARATHON  Sunday 29th September
 1   P Navesey (Crawlay)           1:08.25 
 9   Ian Kenton                    1:19.35  

 BERLIN MARATHON  Sunday 29th September
 Chris Read reports:
 “On Sunday 29 September 2019 I and a number of other Ranelagh runners ran
 the Berlin Marathon.  The weather was cool and overcast with lots of rain. 
 It was perfect for running although less pleasant for spectators.  The race
 was well organised with a fast course.  The multinational and multilingual
 spectators gave good support, although they were less numerous than in
 London or the big US marathons.  The last kilometre through the Brandenburg
 Gate was spectacular.  

 For me the race went well up to 29 km, at which point my familiar lack of
 staying power asserted itself.  However I still managed to finish in a (for
 me) respectable time of 4.24.13.  The only other Ranelagh runner I saw was
 Neil Rae.  Neil's time was 3.23.40. Jarryd Hillhouse did a time of 3.34.39,
 which was a pb by 9 minutes..”

 Our first finisher was Gareth Williams who was well inside 3 hours. Then it
 was Paul Doyle just ahead of Neil, Jarryd and finally Paul Hodges. Neil
 writes in Facebook: 
 “Got round in 3.23 which I was delighted with as I was very nervous due to
 lack of marathon training but it was a great race which I would thoroughly
 recommend . I will come back and go faster!”

 Up front Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia was making full use of the favourable
 conditions and fast course to come within two seconds of the official world

 1     K Bekele (Ethiopia) 2:01.41
 1579  Gareth Williams     2:55.30
 5872  Paul Doyle          3:22.12
 6204  Neil Rae            3:23.40
 9008  Jarryd Hillhouse    3:34.39
 12696 Paul Hodges         3:48.07     

 STRAITS TIMES 18.54k  Sunday 29th September in Singapore
 Nick Impey was the winner with some twenty seconds to spare.

 1   Nick Impey            62.22 

 EALING HALF MARATHON  Sunday 29th September
 1    J Poole (Serp)       1:10.14
 23   L Custance (Clapham) 1:19.02  (1st woman)
 76   Ed Perry             1:24.24
 105  Marco Perinelli      1:25.57
 411  Sarah Palmer         1:36.35
 879  Richard Pender       1:45.49
 1764 Siobhan Sharp        1:56.46
 1858 Gavin Hillhouse      1:54.51
 2487 Karima Graham        2:08.34
 2964 John Herriott        2:11.49
 3461 Tamsin Burland       2:21.16
 3621 Katrina Roche        2:26.14
 3990 Wendy Fisher         2:56.08   

 WINDSOR HALF MARATHON  Sunday 29th September
 1   D Studley (Bristol)   1:07.47
 84  Nick Wright           1:28.57  

 Roger Wallace writes:
 “What an amazing half marathon at Northampton this morning! The course was
 varied and very interesting. It was not the fastest half marathon I have
 ever done but my goodness it was not the slowest either.”

 1   M Aldridge (Wootton)   1:11.23
 553 Roger Wallace          2:13.38

 RUN THROUGH BATTERSEA PARK 10k  Saturday 5th October
 1   D Cliffe (unatt)       31.19
 242 Roger Wallace          52.54

 STUPA to STUPA 34k  Saturday 5th October at Katmandu, Nepal
 A holidaying Mark Herbert finished 2nd in the 34k trail race.

 1    G Laybourne (SLH)     1:09.11
 12   Szymon Chojnacki      1:16.30
 33   Andy Starr            1:20.29
 56   James Whistler        1:24,23
 207  Richard Henson        1:34.58
 986  Karima Graham         2:02.39
 1082 Margie Harrison       2:07.03  

 CARDIFF HALF MARATHON  Sunday 6th October
 1   L Langat (Kenya)       59.30
 264 David Ready            83.57

 LOCH NESS MARATHON  Sunday 6th October
 1    I Kosgei (Aberdeen)   2:29.31
 212  Jarryd Hillhouse      3:25.26
 719  Richard Willoughby    3:48.26
 1922 Gavin Hillhouse       4:33.48
 3250 Deborah Blakemore     5:46.07

 RIVER NESS 10k  Sunday 6th October at Inverness
 1   C Strachan (unatt)     30.31
 884 Janet Turnes           59.32               

 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.     

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