Newsdesk 2002

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 66               26 JUNE 2002
 Web site: http://www.surreyweb.net/rharriers
 Our own 10km race takes place this Sunday (June 30th) at 10am. The start
 is in Meadlands Drive, a short jog from the clubhouse. Entries are looking
 pretty good, with some 260 names already on the list - but surprisingly
 only a couple of dozen or so from Ranelagh thus far. I hope a lot of you
 are planning to make late entries! All are welcome. If you are planning to
 run and haven't yet entered you could save us some time (and yourself 1!)
 by sending me an e-mail (mailto:srowland@calorgas.co.uk) by Thursday
 afternoon please. I'll hold your number for collection and payment (5) on
 Sunday. If you're not running we can always do with extra helpers so
 please contact Alan Hedger (01372 740626) or just come along on the day. 
 The World Cup final kicks off at 12 noon and I think the serious
 fans/drinkers will be gravitating to the Rose of York after the race to
 watch the action.
 Not much to report in the way of results this week, just a few gleanings
 from the pages of 'Athletics Weekly': pride of place to Peter Haarer who
 made a home-town visit on May 26th and won the Spelthorne 10km by over two
 minutes in an impressive 32.22.
 Pete Warren won the over 60s section of the Tesco Ealing 10km on June 16th
 in 43.08, while on the same day Marlene Pautard recorded 42.48 for 5th
 place in the Epsom 10km. On June 22nd in the Datchet Dash 10km Sarah Seal
 and Margaret Auerback were 14th and 20th respectively in 41.06 and 42.23.
 Margaret won the over 55s section but Pete Warren found his 42.05 only
 good enough for 6th amongst the over 60s.
 Further results from the Dorking 10 confirm that our men's team of Marcus
 Gohar, Mick Lane and Paul Doyle won the county championship and Marcus
 collected an individual gold as first over 40. The women's team of Liz
 Kipling, Sarah Seal and Marlene Pautard came within a whisker of emulating
 the men, finishing on the same number of points as South London Harriers.
 But SLH's third scorer Sue Ashley finished a couple of places ahead of
 Marlene and this was sufficient to give them the county golds while our
 girls settle for silver.   
 The club AGM will take place on Wednesday July 10th in the clubhouse at
 7.45pm. Please make the effort to attend if at all possible. Reports and
 agenda will be distributed shortly, probably accompanied by the latest
 club Gazette.
 BRIAN CHARD, who suffered a heart attack while on holiday in Cyprus last
 month, writes: "Pleased to be able to let you know that I am back at home
 and am resuming work (albeit slowly). I have seen my GP and he advises
 that I should resume normal work and exercise over the next couple of
 months. The risk period for a re-occurrence of my attack is the first 3-6
 months, so I suspect it will be the end of this year before I am doing
 much running".
 More details of the following from Andy Bickerstaff (07966 552302 /
 mailto:norris.hobs@ndirect.co.uk) or Sarah Seal (020 8995 2380 /
 Sunday June 30th      Dysart Dash 10km from our clubhouse. Ranelagh Grand
 Prix race 5. 10am start. Entry form available on our web site at
 Saturday July 6th     Brickmakers Arms Marathon Relay at Windlesham.
 Always a popular low-key event - teams of 10 each running 2.6 miles. 
 Wednesday July 17th     Coad Cup 5 miles handicap in Richmond Park. 6.45pm
 start. All members welcome.
 Sunday July 21st      Elmbridge 10km at Walton. Ranelagh Grand Prix race
 6. 10.30am start. Entry form can be downloaded from
 Friday July 26th      Wedding Day 7km at Bushy Park, Teddington. Grand
 Prix race 7. 7.30pm start. If you ran last year you will probably have
 received an entry form in the post, otherwise they can be downloaded from
 www.stragglers.org. Note this is a very popular race and will most likely
 be fully subscribed. You will probably NOT be able to enter on the day, so
 get your entries in early!
 Sunday August 11th     Surrey 5km at Wimbledon. Grand Prix race 8. 10am
 start. Entry forms in the clubhouse: 3 to Derek Crookes, 209 Lynmouth
 Avenue, Morden, Surrey SM4 4RX.
 Despite the footy result, there is no truth in the rumour that Eliete
 Nascimento has been asked to resign from Ranelagh....
 Steve Rowland
 Telephone: 01926 318734
 Fax: 0870 4006901
 e-mail: srowland@calorgas.co.uk