*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 463 24 November 2015 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto:
firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ranelagh women finish 5th in both the London Champs and the South of the Thames 5m Champs * Megan de Silva finishes 4th in the South of the Thames * Good junior results in the London Youth Games * Good road performances abroad * parkrun placings for Jo Sinton-Hewitt, Jon Smith, Kris Davidson, David Rowe, Richard Gregory, Phil Killingley, Clare Fowler, Michelle Davies, Grace Munro, Lydia Louw, Lars Lundqvist, Mark Herbert and Jonathan Moore * All needed for the next mob match this Saturday Thames Hare & Hounds on Wimbledon Common, Saturday 28th November * Christmas Party now sold out ATTENTION PLEASE **************** NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB SATURDAY 28th NOVEMBER on WIMBLEDON COMMON (KINGSTON VALE)Phil Killingley writes: The blue wave rolls on and on and Thames is the next club in line to be washed down the river. If we pull this off it'll be nine in a row. Two years ago it was at this fixture on Wimbledon Common that we lodged the first win in that series, by a tiny margin. Last year they ran a six month mob recruitment operation in a bid to win in Richmond Park, thwarted by our sheer numbers. Come and join the Blue and Amber runners for another classic battle on the wrong side of the A3 2.30pm from the football pitches near Asda. It's a fun course with a fair amount of flat dry running interspersed with some muddy undulating bits including the Rifle Butts (don't expect your shoes to come out clean) over the regulation mob distance of 7.5 miles. As always, all speeds and all ages welcome. Hobble Gobble! More details including a course map:. There is parking at Thamess clubhouse, but if its full there other alternatives include Friars Avenue (accessible from Asda) and the A3 service road (heading south, turn left onto the A3 at the Robin Hood Roundabout then immediately left again onto the service road). Following the mob match Thames will host a supper at the Kings Head on Roehampton High Street. All welcome. For those with long memories, the Kings Head was Thamess old HQ before a fire forced them to seek alternative accommodation. CHRISTMAS PARTY Saturday 5th December at 7pm at the Lass ORichmond Hill All tickets have been sold and we have a waiting list. We have been obliged to assume that anyone who has not paid for their ticket no longer wants to come. If you have any questions please contact Michele Gibson email@example.com . SURREY ATHLETICS REQUEST FOR SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT This comes from the Surrey County AA online-data team: Dear athletics colleague, You may have noticed wonderful things happening in the County with championship online entries and in the Surrey League with declarations and results. Andy Robinson at Reportlab is behind all this and has sent the following request: The Surrey League site is being funded by an EU technology grant process to build better technology for athletics. Our goal is to make it really easy to organise club races, and our next review point is in late November. To keep the Eurocrats happy, it will help if people support us on social media in the next week. And it will REALLY help if programmers, web designers and "athletics geeks" from some of the league clubs volunteer to join in. So please take a look at opentrack.run/, and if you think it's a good idea, share it on Facebook, tweet about it, or post something on the forum. ?Hope you can help Andy! VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON BALLOT London Marathon organisers have substantially reduced the number of guaranteed places on offer to clubs citing the increase in good for your age qualifiers, most of whom are club athletes. Our allocation has accordingly been reduced to just two. If you have been rejected in the public ballot and meet the clubs qualifying criteria of having run in two mob matches during the past twelve months (or run one and marshalled club events twice), please contact our Hon Sec Wyn Williams firstname.lastname@example.org before the Christmas Party on 5th December. SUBSCRIPTIONS... ...for 2015-16 are well overdue but there are still quite a few active members who have not yet paid. The club is unable to register you with England Athletics unless your subs are paid up. Despite the increase in the EA registration fee to £12, we are keeping our subscription rates unchanged for at least another year. Thats £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. Post your cheque to Membership Secretary, Ranelagh Harriers, 135a Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AA or leave it in an envelope at the clubhouse. A Standing Order form is available from our website here: . For Bank Transfers, our account is at HSBC, sort code 40-23-29, account number 81109847; please add a message, for example SubscriptionJSmith. For any queries, e-mail the Membership Secretary email@example.com. EASY FUND RAISING Julia Bailey, who is our local EA Club and Coach Support Officer, writes: I am pleased to let you know the Easyfundraising #SpendChristmas Campaign is now live. Raise free funds for your club simply by doing your Christmas shopping online through easyfundraising. Please click on link below for further details. Details:. SPRING MARATHON WORKSHOP with international Marathon runner MARA YAMAUCHI EA Club and Coach Support Officer Julia Bailey writes: Our next Marathon Workshop with Mara Yamauchi will take place on Friday 29th January from 6:30pm - 9:30pm at Southwark Council Offices, Tooley Street SE1 2TZ. The cost is £10. For more details see:. Online bookings can now be taken here:. This is set up so athletes will need to be logged into uLearn in order to book on, coaches and all athletes registered will already have a uLearn account. Anyone who does not know their username or password should view this video instructing them how to find out: help#username-and-password page?id=helppage?id=help#how-do-i-book . THURSDAY NIGHT TRACK TRAINING AT OSTERLEY 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:. FACEBOOK Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. RANELAGH JUNIORS Check out whats happening in our junior section at ranelagh-harriers-juniors.com/. WHAT'S COMING ************* More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil or Trevor ) firstname.lastname@example.org or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil email@example.com ) Saturday 28th November Mob Match v Thames Hare & Hounds on Wimbledon Common. See above. Sunday 6th December MABAC League 5 miles at Farley Heath 10am start. Details:. Saturday 12th December Stubbs Cup mob match v South London Harriers at Coulsdon. Reserve the date! Saturday 19th December South of the Thames 7.5 miles Championship at Tonbridge. 2pm start. Saturday 26th December Henty Relay, 12 noon start. Informal Christmas relay around Sidmouth Wood. All members and guests welcome. parkruns every Saturday at 9am Bushy Park Diana Fountain car park Richmond Park Richmond Gate Wimbledon Common Windmill car park Bedfont Lakes Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Ashford, Middlesex Kingston The Hawker Centre Old Deer Park Pools in the Park on the A316 Crane Park Near the Hospital Bridge Roundabout on the A316 in Twickenham Other venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.com 2km junior parkruns for under 14s take place on the first Sunday of each month from Bushy Parks Teddington Gate (11am start) and from Savill Garden car park, Windsor Great Park (9.30am start), and also every Sunday at 9.30am in Wimbledon Park and at 9am at Moormead Rec, Twickenham. WHATS HAPPENED *************** LONDON YOUTH GAMES and LONDON CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 14th November at Parliament Hill To the true cross-country runner, no winter is complete without at least one visit to Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath. For many years its hosted the Southern or the National Championships, as well as other events. Its testing scenic terrain and everybody seems happy with the arrangement except the weather gods. They dont like it at all. And they protest in the only way open to them doing their best to make all these puny humans as wet and cold and muddy as they can. True, they showed a little mercy to the youngsters who were out in the morning contesting the London Youth Games. Eight different races in all, and several hundred youthful runners to prepare and churn the course for the senior events to follow. Almost a dozen Ranelagh Harriers juniors were selected to represent their London boroughs, the best result coming from Lydia Louw, 4th in the Under11s. Poppy Jensen in the Under 13s and Izzy Atkins in the Under 15s also made the top dozen, and there were good performances all down the line. There was to be no pity shown by the weather gods for the seniors contesting the London Championships. This is not an event that Ranelagh has traditionally supported, and often in the past it has clashed with another fixture. Our mens team is still giving it a miss, but the women decided to join in the fun last year and recorded a solid 10th place in their debut. This year, by the time they were due to reluctantly strip for action, the rain was falling in torrents. Steph McCall of SLH paid but little heed to the conditions or the rest of the 200-odd runners. After some early skirmishes she broke clear in convincing style and won by more than half a minute. Julia Bailey led our team in 23rd place, a minute clear of Becky Hall in 41st. Perhaps the run of the day came from Suzy Whatmough who was veritably snapping at Beckys heels. The scoring team of four was closed in by Bonnie Morgan just a stride clear of Ellen Clague. Becky Northmore, Wiebke Kortum and Elisa Ferrua completed the Ranelagh line-up. Team calculations found us in an excellent and perhaps surprising 5th place. LYG Under 17 Girls 1 S Sinha (Greenwich) 11.05 39 Jess Harbert (Ealing) 14.04 40 Cecily Day (Hounslow) 14.14 51 Ellie Luxmoore (Eal) 14.57 69 Grace Munro (Richmond) 15.44 LYG Under 17 Boys 1 G Groom (Barnet) 17.14 58 Greg Atkins (Richmond) 20.00 LYG Under 15 Girls 1 E Griffin (Wandsworth) 7.48 12 Izzy Atkins (Richmond) 8.19 33 Sacha Kennedy 8.42 149 Josie Kearey 10.51 LYG Under 13 Girls 1 L King (Wandsworth) 7.55 9 Poppy Jensen 8.18 LYG Under 13 Boys 1 J Kennedy (Wandsworth) 7.35 37 Euan Sinclair (King) 8.21 LYG Under 11 Girls 1 A Sibley (Bromley) 5.57 4 Lydia Louw 6.04 LC Senior Women 1 S McCall (SLH) 22.31 2 P Law (K&P) 23.06 3 L Bromilow (MMK) 23.18 23 Julia Bailey 25.30 41 Becky Hall 26.30 42 Suzy Whatmough 26.32 76 Bonnie Morgan 27.41 77 Ellen Clague 27.41 87 Becky Northmore 28.07 88 Wiebke Kortum 28.08 133 Elisa Ferrua 30.14 Teams (4 to score) 1 London Heathside AC 63 2 Dulwich R 70 3 Victoria Pk & TH AC 98 5 Ranelagh H 182 SOUTH OF THE THAMES 5 miles CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday 21st November at Polesden Lacey, Dorking For a long time it looked as if the South of the Thames 5 miles championship race might not take place this year. We were well into the cross-country season before a venue was at last found courtesy of Dorking and Mole Valley AC and the National Trust. This was the handsome Edwardian house at Polesden Lacey set on top of the North Downs above Dorking with magnificent views to the south. The start and finish were just below the house, and the 5 miles one lap course took in an exhilarating run through fields at the start before the real business began. That one of the features on the course is colloquially known as Cardiac Hill ought to have given a clue as to what was to be expected. Essentially, after leaving the grounds of the House, the course climbed. Steadily. On and on. And on. For at least a mile, to the top of Ranmore Common. Then it came all the way down again to the Tanners Hatch Youth Hostel, followed by a couple of bumps and a toil back up to the finish. Underfoot conditions varied, from fast grassland, to stony tracks to mud patches, making the choice of footwear difficult. Men and women run together in the South of the Thames Championships, and last year our womens team squeezed into the medals. Could we do it again? Early leader overall was Belgraves Phil Wicks but he had four or five in close attendance as they reached the foot of the hill. In the womens race eventual winner Lucy Reid of Tonbridge was already in command with last years 4th placed Amy Clements of Kent looking to improve on that performance. For Ranelagh Megan de Silva led the way in about 7th place. The hill, up and down, should have sorted out the men from the boys. Except that it didnt. Flying down the hill well clear of the rest, with all the confidence of a seasoned fell-runner, came Kents prodigiously talented 17 year-old Alex Yee, bronze medallist in the Commonwealth Youth Games 3000m earlier this year. Speed, strength and stamina, he seems to have the lot. At the finish he had 20 seconds in hand over the redoubtable Wicks. Reid, Clements and Belgraves Samantha Amend filled the first three places in the womens race, but Megan finished strongly to pull up to an excellent 4th place. Becky Hall ran well for 17th then Bonnie Morgan and Ellen Clague resumed their personal battle and closed in the team at 31st and 34th respectively. Alas, it was a near-miss afternoon for us. After Megan had just missed the podium, the team placed 5th, just 10 points from the bronze medals. Becky Northmore, Ali Kennedy, Ally Salisbury and Louise Wapshott formed the B team in 18th place, with Katie Walton also finishing with Louise. It was very much a scratch team that contested the mens race for Ranelagh, Vaughan Ramsay leading home Richard Kennedy, Rob Curtis and Paul Wapshott into 35th place. KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 5th November 1 C Scammell (unatt) 23.30 (actual time 19.30) 2 Louise Piears 25.03 (21.48) 12 Steve Rowland 27.13 (26.03) VALENCIA MARATHON Sunday 15th November 1 J Mwangangi (Kenya) 2:06.13 (chip time 2:06.13) 532 Nick Twomey 2:56.37 (2:55.57) VALENCIA 10km Sunday 15th November Eirin McDaid and Mark Herbert were both within a few seconds of their pbs. 1 M Bett (Kenya) 29.00 (chip time 29.00) 43 Eirin McDaid 33.54 (33.46) 133 Mark Herbert 36.40 (36.32) PALERMO MARATHON Sunday 15th November 1 F Lo Piccolo (Italy) 2:44.03 22 S Bondara (Poland) 3:18.43 (1st woman) 150 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 3:57.04 PALERMO HALF MARATHON Sunday 15th November 1 M Idriss (Morocco) 1:13.39 28 S Vassallo (Italy) 1:27.12 (1st woman) 695 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 2:01.37 GOSPORT HALF MARATHON Sunday 15th November Amrut Sharma writes on Facebook: A real slog in a rather windy Gosport; nice medal though and liked the new system of water pouches! 1 J Corbett (Chich) 1:11.09 (chip time 1:11.09) 683 Amrut Sharma 1:47.29 (1:47.11) 879 Lloyd Camp 1:54.15 (1:53.56) BRIGHTON 10km Sunday 15th November 1 S Scullion (AFD) 31.46 (chip time 31.46) 34 E Macready (Worth) 35.32 (35.31 1st woman) 1692 Julie Naismith 59.14 (57.21) 1786 Claire Warner 60.11 (56.56) WIMBLEDON HALF MARATHON Sunday 22nd November 1 J Connor (Kent) 1:07.28 (chip time 1:07.26) 45 D Godwin (unatt) 1:27.26 (1:27.22 1st woman) 67 Hugo Garland 1:30.19 (1:30.11) 492 Emma Ward 1:57.16 (1:56.00) WIMBLEDON 10km Sunday 22nd November Blast from the past Rob Wise was the leading over 50. 1 E Pierce (Enf & H) 33.00 (chip time 32.58) 12 R Penfold (Fulham) 38.42 (38.38 1st woman) 27 Rob Wise 42.17 (42.11) RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 14th November Lars Lundqvist was runner-up. 1 P Lowe (Belgrave) 16.24 2 Lars Lundqvist 18.03 21 John Hobson 20.46 26 Alberto Esguevillas 21.10 37 Steve Aikin 21.59 49 J Ross (unatt) 23.06 (1st woman) 53 Matt Aikin 23.14 54 Kevin Knowles 23.21 66 Karl Garvey 23.39 79 Andrew Brown 24.16 130 Michael Sikora 26.39 139 Leeanne Bryce 26.58 142 Owen Delaney 27.01 155 Sally Bamford 27.34 168 James Rushby 28.21 186 Aoife Kilpatrick 29.09 193 Carol Aikin 29.39 222 Sam Rushby 31.50 223 Phil Rushby 31.59 243 Penny Merrett 33.43 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 14th November Jonathans Smith and Moore finished 1st and 3rd and Clare Fowler weighed in with second place amongst the women. 1 Jonathan Smith 18.12 3 Jonathan Moore 19.31 6 S Robson (Herc W) 20.46 (1st woman) 10 Bruce McLaren 21.13 14 Clare Fowler 22.09 19 Phil Roberts 23.10 33 Luke Maguire 26.16 36 Paula Maguire 27.08 39 Julian Holden 27.51 59 Wyn Williams 44.11 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 14th November 1 Unknown 15.07 16 David Ready 18.18 24 Nick Wright 18.48 25 S Hazel (unatt) 18.51 (1st woman) 33 Garan Jenkin 19.18 42 Llewellyn Davies 19.33 46 Richard Kennedy 19.42 92 Simon Collingridge 20.54 218 Adam Wright 23.04 468 Kirsty Bangham 26.26 635 Noel Simpson 28.58 928 John Hanscomb 46.49 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 14h November Michelle Davies was second woman. 1 P Bowden (Strag) 18.22 16 M Jovani (Runnymede) 20.48 (1st woman) 17 Kevin Kearey 20.59 18 Daniel Chiechi 21.09 23 Michelle Davies 21.29 36 Paul Wapshott 22.57 43 Mike White 23.30 44 James Barber 23.32 59 Ann Kearey 24.16 95 Lynne Barber 27.55 96 Tamsin Burland 27.58 106 Nathaniel Bond 29.05 111 Hilary Thomson 30.45 112 Louise Wapshott 30.47 115 Christine David 31.05 118 Katie Walton 31.48 120 Tracey Small 32.03 123 Su Clark 33.39 UDITORE parkrun 5km Saturday 14th November Jo Sinton-Hewitt was the leading woman in this Italian parkrun. 1 C Di Gioia (AS DIL) 18.20 13 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 25.53 14 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.16 (1st woman) OTHER parkruns (Saturday 14h November) Osterley: 14 Phil Jackson 24.36 Bognor Regis: 5 David Rowe 19.31, 128 Sharon Rowe 34.55 Little Stoke: 95 Ashleigh Ferris 25.31 Hampstead Heath: 59 Ali Kennedy 25.14 Kingston: 16 Chris Camacho 21.30, 104 Tom Reay 30.15 Barclay: 17 Peter Fordham 27.46 Lee-on-the-Solent: 103 Sue Camp 27.48, 153 Lloyd Camp 30.42 Southsea: 106 Alan Davidson 26.12 Gunnersbury: 18 Rob Wise 20.34, 229 Lexi Slaughter 37.18, 230 Waldron Slaughter 37.18 Parke: 18 Mike Peace 25.22 Reigate Priory: 31 Duncan Mallison 23.19 MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 15th November 1 L Paskin (London W) 8.17 16 Oliver Beal 10.40 RICHMOND PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 21st November 1 P Lowe (Belgrave) 16.47 6 Lars Lundqvist 18.06 26 A Harray (TVH) 20.31 (1st woman) 29 Chris Owens 20.43 30 John Hobson 20.45 42 Stephen Hurton 21.21 48 Daniel Chiechi 21.33 52 Matt Sowton 21.54 55 Matt Aikin 22.05 56 Steve Aikin 22.06 91 Amrut Sharma 24.16 107 Simon Taylor 25.12 117 Carol Aikin 26.11 119 Maia Rushby 26.16 127 Mel Davison 26.58 129 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 27.00 130 Andrew Brown 27.04 144 Ally Salisbury 27.50 165 Phil Rushby 28.42 181 Deepa Sharma 29.31 184 Tony Clark 29.42 187 Tamsin Burland 29.53 189 Aoife Kilpatrick 30.04 208 Heather Martingell 31.25 210 Mike White 31.29 213 Bronwen Northmore 31.39 237 Bev Ali 40.31 238 Pat Hewlett 43.12 CRANE PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 21st November Michelle Davies was third woman this week, and Mark Herbert placed second overall. 1 Unknown 17.06 2 Mark Herbert 18.23 10 L Killip (Strag) 20.02 (1st woman) 19 Michelle Davies 21.18 20 Lee Davies 21.19 22 Tom Kearey 21.48 24 Kevin Kearey 21.55 47 Ann Kearey 24.22 49 Josie Kearey 24.29 62 Nick Twomey 25.58 93 Hilary Thomson 30.44 102 Su Clark 34.03 105 Tanya Allen 34.30 BUSHY PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 21st November 1 C Kissane-Wood (SMR) 17.10 2 J Hill (SMUC) 17.13 (1st woman) 72 Sacha Kennedy 21.02 270 Rachel Revett 24.42 478 Noel Simpson 29.01 683 Wally Garrod 40.44 696 John Hanscomb 46.09 OLD DEER PARK parkrun 5km Saturday 21st November It was Kris Davidsons turn to finish first this week, and Grace Munro was a close-up second in the womens section. 1 Kris Davidson 19.15 13 E Shevlin (unatt) 24.01 (1st woman) 15 Grace Munro 24.10 17 James Barber 24.24 29 Paula Maguire 27.17 52 Wendy Fisher 33.54 60 Wyn Williams 39.22 WIMBLEDON COMMON parkrun 5km Saturday 21st November Richard Gregory led the field home at Wimbledon.... 1 Richard Gregory 17.28 4 L Custance (Clapham) 18.14 (1st woman) GUILDFORD parkrun 5km Saturday 21st November ...and Phil Killingley did the same at Guildford. 1 Phil Killingley 17.33 18 M Oldham (G&G) 21.50 (1st woman) GUNNERSBURY parkrun 5km Saturday 21st November Lydia Louw was second female. 1 T Rowles (Ealing E) 17.54 13 E Wallace (ESMH) 20.16 (1st woman) 19 Lydia Louw 20.36 231 Lexi Slaughter 37.56 BOGNOR REGIS parkrun 5km Saturday 21st November David Rowe led the way this week. 1 David Rowe 19.41 11 S Gerrie (ESMH)) 21.15 (1st woman) 48 Kirsty Bangham 26.02 121 Sharon Rowe 34.56 OTHER parkruns (Saturday 21st November) Wormwood Scrubs: 17 Phil Jackson 26.16 Brockwell: 10 James Whistler 19.29 Ipswich: 6 Alberto Esguevillas 21.15 Kingston: 18 Chris Camacho 22.18, 49 Fiona Pugh 26.21 Malahide: 91 Leeanne Bryce 25.40 Swansea Bay: 22 Nick Fordham 22.12, 64 Peter Fordham 25.28 Milton Keynes: 188 Lynne Barber 28.51, 273 Christine David 32.41 Nonsuch: 4 Nick Wright 18.33 Eastleigh: 145 Penny Merrett 33.50 Crissy Field: 8 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.04 Parke: 32 Mike Peace 26.03 Reigate Priory: 16 Duncan Mallison 22.57 FINALLY... Athletics Weekly reports a recent survey carried out by the website vouchercloud.com which indicates that more people buy sport and fitness wear on a Sunday than on any other day of the week. And of those who make purchases on Sunday, 59% cite guilt about Saturday night over-indulgence in food and drink as the main motivation.