*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 466 8 January 2016 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HAPPY NEW YEAR! HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Peter Haarer, Frida Roper and Louise Wapshott win the Henty Relay * Marie Synnott-Wells finishes 2nd in the Wimbledon Christmas Morning Paarlauf * Megan de Silva finishes 2nd woman in the Tadworth 10 and Megan, Marie Synnott-Wells and Wiebke Kortum place 2nd team * County championships this weekend * Surrey Leagues on Saturday 16th January ATTENTION PLEASE **************** SURREY XC CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday 10th January at Denbies Vineyard and MIDDLESEX XC CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 9th January at Wormwood Scrubs We have teams entered at the Surrey Championships on Sunday and individuals at the Middlesex on Saturday. Details for Sunday here:. SURREY LEAGUES The third Surrey League events for men and women take place on Saturday 16th January at Priory Park, Reigate (women, 12 noon start) and on Mitcham Common (men, 2.30pm start). After two races our women's team is in a safe 7th place out of 15 clubs in Division 1, with three clubs only 12 points or fewer in front of them. The men's situation is more precarious as they stand in 8th place out of 9 in Division 1 with two to be relegated at the end of the season. Clapham and Belgrave are well within our striking distance so a good result is vital. All members are welcome to run in these events - register with our team manager on the day. NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB The fourth and last mob match of this season will be on Saturday 20th February at home in Richmond Park against Blackheath and Bromley Harriers and AC. KAREN and PETER WEIR We are sorry to report that Karen and Peter Weir are moving away from this area to live in the Peak District. Karen and Peter met though Ranelagh and plan to retain second-claim membership. They promise to return regularly for mob matches and Karen's "Run With Karen" business will also call her back. Karen of course will relinquish her post as Ranelagh's Head Coach and she goes with our thanks for all her hard work. She was also long-time Director of the Richmond parkrun. Karen writes on Facebook: "My last Richmond parkrun, after 8 and a bit years. So many happy memories. Thanks for making it an amazing experience and turning out in the rain today. A truly happy, sad, humbling, inspiring morning. Love parkrun, love Richmond parkrun - every runner, every volunteer, every supporter. Thank you!". All best wishes to them both. RANELAGH HARRIERS RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Our own Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 1st May and entries are already streaming in! Over 300 names are already on the list, including 19 from Ranelagh. This race usually sells out well in advance of the closing date, so get your entry in early to avoid disappointment. Details:. GREEN BELT RELAY 2016 Leeanne Bryce writes: "The Green Belt Relay has been scheduled for May 21st and 22nd 2016. Initial interest is high and it looks like Ranelagh could field three teams this year meaning we could field some competitive teams. The GBR is a spectacular event hosted by Stragglers - it is a 2 day 22 stage relay over 220 miles around London's Green Belt. Teams comprise 11 people. Each day has 11 stages. Each team member must run on both days. Each stage is between 7 and 13 miles. Details of the race can be found on www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/ Fun, social and suitable for all but note that runners average 16-22 miles over the weekend and must be available to run both days. Teams usually travel and support via minibus and accommodation and food options in Essex on the Saturday night can be arranged. If you wish to run and organise your own transport on the two days that can also be considered. If you are interested in attending and have not joined via our Facebook page then please contact Leeanne Bryce (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ashleigh Ferris (email@example.com)." AQUA PHYSIO Emily Bourne of AquaPhysio Ltd writes: "I am contacting you on behalf of Aqua Physio, a hydrotherapy centre in Morden. They are holding a free Deep Water Running open day at their facilities on Saturday 16th January and wondered if any of your members would be interested. Runners will be able to come along and try out the various forms of Aquatic running that Aqua Physio offer, and physiotherapists will be on hand to answer any questions. Deep water running is not only a great way for athletes to maintain their aerobic fitness whilst recovering from injury but it can also be substituted or added to training regimes to speed recovery and reduce the risk of overuse injury when training hard. Aqua Physio have a state-of-the-art heated endless swimming pool and specialised equipment specific to deep water running making it the ideal venue for this form of training. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask." AquaPhysio are at Unit A, 135 Garth Road, Lower Morden, Surrey SM4 4LF, telephone 020 8330 6777. Register your interest at www.aqua-physio.co.uk. ranelagh-harriers.com E-MAIL ADDRESSES Please note that the e-mail addresse firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com are no longer available. Please change your address books to the following:firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. 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: www.ulearnathletics.com/cpdEvent/82659. 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: This video can be used to guide people through the process of booking:." 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 what's 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 9th January Middlesex County XC Championships at Wormwood Scrubs. Sunday 10th January Surrey County XC Championships at Denbies Vineyard, Dorking. Saturday 16th January Surrey Ladies League 5 miles at Priory Park, Reigate. 12 noon start, followed by junior races. Surrey League (men) 5 miles on Mitcham Common. 2.30pm start (note earlier time), preceded by juniors at 2pm. Sunday 17th January MABAC League 8 miles road in Windsor Great Park. 10am start, register on the day. Details:. Saturday 23rd January Bank of England inter-club 5 miles incl Hec Petersen Trophy. 2.30pm start in Richmond Park (Roehampton Gate) 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 www.parkrun.org.uk/events/juniorevents/. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** HENTY RELAY Saturday 26th December in Richmond Park There were nine complete teams and one incomplete for this year's Henty held on a breezy and chilly Boxing Day. Two family teams were amongst those turning out, the Atkinses and the Kortums. The rest of the trios were devised by Ken's cunning program designed to balance out the teams as far as possible. Each team of three comprises one "fast" runner who must run three laps of Sidmouth Wood, one "medium" runner who runs two laps and one "slow" who covers only one lap. It's up to each team to utilise their resources as they see fit. Of course, those designations become a little blurred at the edges, to say the least. The accepted norm is for the "fast" to run laps 1, 3 and 6, the "medium" to run 2 and 5 and the "slow" to run lap 4. Most teams opted for this sequence but there were exceptions, notably Peter Haarer's team. Peter is an old hand at this game, and is a previous winner of the Henty. He chose to send young Frida Roper out on the opening stage and well though Frida ran she could do no better than 9th. Leader at this point was Peter Weir, who was almost half a minute clear of junior Euan Sinclair and Paul Rider. Peter Haarer had made his calculations, however, and he stormed through the field on lap 2. Catching Euan's "medium" Ben Shore a few metres from the finish, Peter handed over in the lead to his "slow" Louise Wapshott. Louise of course was up against some of the other teams' fast runners, so inevitably slipped back. Euan it was who took the lead again, and his team held on to that lead for the following two laps thanks to the efforts of Ben Shore and Eliete Nascimento. Peter Haarer ran back through to third place on lap 4, and Frida valiantly held on to that position on the penultimate circuit. So, with one lap to run it was Euan Sinclair setting off in the lead at 48.11 with Wiebke Kortum bringing her team through to second in 49.00 and handing on to Carl Kortum. Frida handed on to Peter at 49.08. Peter fairly galloped off and Euan, try as he might, was no match for him. Peter crossed the line 26 seconds clear of Euan, with Paul Rider bringing his team home third. Peter's 7.31 on lap two was the fastest of the day. Becky Hall's 8.52 also on lap two was the best women's time, though Ellen Clague recorded 8.38 on the shorter opening lap. NEW YORK CITY MARATHON Sunday 1st November Egis Vincel finished 6872nd in 3:43.20. FRANCKEISS CUP RUNNERS' ROWING RACE Sunday 6th December 2015 at The Skiff Club, Teddington Paul Gregory reports: "This year's entries were from six clubs:-26.2 RRC, Hercules Wimbledon AC, Ranelagh H, Stragglers RC, Thames Hare & Hounds and Walton AC. What was remarkable was the way in which competitors who had never been in a skiff until a couple of weeks before, had after a very short training proved themselves to be worthy opposition and sometimes winners over more experienced crews. Ranelagh in particular were on a wing and a prayer, as 75% of their crews had never been in a skiff until a short training session the day before. Those losing by small margins set themselves to win next year, vowing vengeance! The Men's Doubles. The final was won by the Thames Hare & Hounds crew of Chris Daniels, Andrew Arbour and cox Genna Palmer, who thus wrested the Franckeiss Cup from Hercules Wimbledon who had won the cup in the previous two years. In the earlier heats, the Ranelagh crew of Tom Mockett and Paul Gregory plus cox Fran Kenden lost out to the HW crew in a close race, and the Stragglers crew of Hubert Cibis and Dominic North had a problem with a stretcher (foot board) coming loose and finished well behind TH&H in the next heat. 1 Thames H&H (C Daniels and A Arbour) 2 Hercules Wimbledon AC (C D Riches and M White) Time 2:39, distance 3 lengths The Mixed Doubles. A very exciting race as the HW crew's challenge saw them in the final yards overtake the veteran Walton AC crew of Kevin Sheppard and Lisa Adams, setting the fastest time of the day. 1 Hercules Wimbledon AC (T Lynch and A Mijic) 2 Walton AC (K Sheppard and L Adams) Time 2:32, distance 1 length The Ladies' Doubles. This was a straight final with two ladies crews from 26.2, and one Ranelagh crew racing three abreast and was fought out right to the finish. It is rare to see three skiffs finishing so closely. At the end, there was just over two lengths between the three crews, but 26.2 filled first and second places. 1 26.2 RRC (K Hancock and J Zoeteman) 2 26.2 RRC 'B' 3 Ranelagh H (Ellen van Keulen and Amy Sillitoe) Time 2:54, distance ½ length Ted Mockett adds: "The men's heats were up first and Paul Gregory and I were up against a rather strapping pair from Hercules who I believe were last year's winners. As I'd only had one short practice session the day before I couldn't say I'd exactly mastered the art of rowing. The race started at the end of Trowlock Island by Teddington studios and the finish was a few hundred metres up river at the other end of the island. Somewhat predictably we were behind from the gun and that's how the positions stayed although I'd like to think the Ranelagh men put up a half-decent effort given the lack of experience on my part and having never rowed together (other than to the start line). Ranelagh had no involvement in the mixed event and which was won by a team from Hercules whose female crew member had apparently rowed for Serbia! There were three boats in the ladies' race with two crews from 26.2 and it was a fairly close affair with only a couple of boat lengths between all three. Unfortunately, it wasn't Ranelagh's day with 26.2 picking up the first two places although, just like Paul and me, Ellen and Amy had only had a short practice the day before. We all really enjoyed the event and plan to do it again next year. With some practice and a bit more co-ordination I think we could do a lot better and maybe we could get some more Ranelagh crews along as well." PORTSMOUTH COASTAL MARATHON Sunday 20th December 1 S Way (Bourn) 2:47.20 (chip time 2:47.20) 149 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 3:45.41 (3:45.17) CHRISTMAS MORNING PAARLAUF Friday 25th December on Wimbledon Common In years gone by this Christmas dinner appetiser organised by the Lauriston club was of a fearsomely high standard, with a smattering of internationals usually taking part. It's not quite up to that standard nowadays, but Ranelagh's good track record in the event was maintained this year by Marie Synnott-Wells. Marie, running with Belgrave's Will Cockerell, finished in second place with a distance of 5 miles 722 yards covered in the allotted thirty minutes. Marie and Will finished some 250 yards behind former winner (when he was an international) Dave Clarke and his partner. 1 D Clarke (HW) & M Gibbons (HW) 5m 972y 2 W Cockerell (Belg) and Marie Synnott-Wells 5m 722y GREENCASTLE 5 miles Saturday 26th December in Tyrone, Northern Ireland A good run from Eirin McDaid back home in Northern Ireland. 1 P Pollock (Annadale) 24.24 8 Eirin McDaid 27.20 SERPENTINE NEW YEAR'S DAY 10km Friday 1st January in Hyde Park Pete Warren won the over 75 class and Alan Davidson was 3rd over 65. 1 J McMurray (St Albans) 30.39 (chip time 30.39) 12 E Pallant (AFD) 35.03 (35.02 - 1st woman) 50 Stewart Anderson 39.30 (39.29) 244 Mike White 51.03 (50.24) 282 Pete Warren 52.59 (52.33) 289 Alan Davidson 53.14 (52.44) 341 Heather Martingell 56.00 (55.22) 419 Paul Martingell 60.37 (59.59) KNACKER CRACKER 10km Friday 1st January at Box Hill 1 T Robertson (Ravens) 53.36 12 S Rollins (AFD) 60.08 (1st woman) 34 Owen Delaney 68.09 TADWORTH 10 miles Sunday 3rd January This is from the event website: "This challenging but scenic 10 miles course starts and finishes close to the Queens Stand on Epsom Downs. The course is a 50/50 mix of road and trails." Megan de Silva adds on Facebook: "Second ladies' team at Tadworth 10. Weather-beaten and muddy but good start to 2016." Megan also took second place individually and Marie Synnott-Wells was second over 50. 1 O Garrod (Epsom & E) 58.23 (chip time 58.23) 9 L Custance (Clapham) 63.56 (63.55 - first woman) 29 Megan de Silva 68.18 (68.12) 77 Bill Neely 73.03 (72.58) 109 Marie Synnott-Wells 75.50 (75.44) 183 Wiebke Kortum 82.29 (81.51) 195 Phil Roberts 83.29 (83.14) 215 Ian Keith 84.59 (84.48) 239 Kevin Knowles 86.40 (86.03) 415 Tom Reay 99.06 (98.44) 416 Marina Quayle 99.10 (98.53) 590 Annemarie Goodridge 127.10 (126.31) KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 6th January at Woking 1 Alan Davidson 24.38 (actual time 23.23) n/s Sonia Rowland (23.19) parkrun RESULTS With so many people now taking part in parkruns it has become very unwieldy to continue including full results in the e-news. So we are experimenting with cutting down the extent of the results we will show. We wanted to avoid concentrating only on the fastest times, so we have come up with this suggestion: we will show all PBs, all performances with an age-graded percentage of 65% and above, and all junior results. You will still be able to access all Ranelagh results if you wish, by following this link:. From this screen you can also access the previous week's Ranelagh results. And of course each individual parkrun website includes their own full results. In addition we will continue to show full Ranelagh results for junior parkruns as these are not included in the above link. This is just an experiment and we'd be pleased to hear any comments or suggestions. MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 20th December 1 F Hawker (unatt) 7.54 10 Luke Maguire 9.08 parkruns Friday 25th December Crane Park Nick Twomey 17.46 (72.70%), Mark Herbert 18.44 (69.66%) Bushy Park Owen Delaney 18.48 (71.54%), Euan Sinclair 21.03 (70.63% and jnr), Sacha Kennedy 21.18 (74.96% and jnr), Richard Kennedy 21.35 (70.58%), Wiebke Kortum 22.03 (73.47%), Finlay Sinclair 22.40 (69.63%), Ali Kennedy 23.37 (73.75%), Léonie Kennedy 24.29 (65.21% and jnr), Alan Davidson 26.29 (65.14%) Richmond Park Tom Bradley 18.55 (71.54%and jnr), Peter Weir 20.03 (73.57%), Suzy Whatmough 20.15 (73.09% and PB), Lydia Louw 20.32 (83.12%, jnr and PB), Bill Neely 20.42 (74.88%), Elisa Ferrua 22.57 (65.36%), Jess Harbert 24.24 (jnr), Ellie Luxmoore 24.35 (jnr) York Phil Jackson 23.46 (70.55%) Old Deer Park Frida Roper 25.55 (jnr) Market Harborough Ted Mockett 20.00 (66.75%) Bognor Regis David Rowe 19.52 (69.71%) parkruns Saturday 26th December Richmond Park Tom Bradley 19.08 (70.56% and jnr), Abi Weeds 20.08 (75.17%, Bill Neely 20.38 (75.12%), Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.59 (73.23%), Peter Weir 20.59 (70.29), Matt Aikin 23.36 (jnr), Daniel Rushby 25.37 (jnr), Ellie Luxmoore 23.59 (jnr) Sam Rushby 27.20 (65.12% and jnr), James Rushby 29.13 (jnr), Val Lowman 29.58 (65.68%) Crane Park Nick Twomey 18.01 (71.69%), Owen Delaney 18.57 (70.98%) Bushy Park Fiona Ford 19.58 (79.55%), Sacha Kennedy 20.46 (76.89% and jnr) Kingston Michelle Davies 22.46 (65.30%) Bath Skyline Nick Wright 18.53 (71.76%) York Phil Jackson 24.07 (69.52%) Market Harborough Ted Mockett 20.01 (66.69%) Belfast Victoria Peter Faull 18.22 (70.78%) Llyn Llech Owain Jonathan Smith 18.57 (68.25%) Bognor Regis David Rowe 20.22 (68.00%) Woking Ed Barker 19.00 (73.51%) Wyre Forest Clare Fowler 23.03 (65.08%) MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 27th December 1 L Paskin (Lon Welsh) 8.24 6 Frida Roper 9.42 (1st girl) 13 Astrid Roper 11.00 (2nd girl) parkruns Friday 1st January Richmond Park Nick Twomey 18.05 (71.43%), Tom Bradley 18.58 (71.18% and jnr), Lars Lundqvist 19.14 (67.59%), Peter Weir 19.46 (74.62%), Jess Harbert 21.55 (69.81% and jnr), Chris Read 22.24 (66.37%), Karen Weir 22.32 (68.79%), Phil Roberts 23.10 (PB), Oliver Beal 31.17 (jnr and PB) Fulham Palace Richard Gregory 16.39 (78.78%) Crane Park Nick Twomey 18.00 (71.76%), Ted Mockett 20.17 (65.82%) Bushy Park Nick Wright 18.18 (74.04%), Sacha Kennedy 21.32 (74.15% and jnr), Finlay Sinclair 23.12 (68.03% and jnr), Carol Aikin 25.03 (67.73%), Julian Holden 27.53 (PB), Su Clark 33.24 (PB) Kingston Nick Wright 18.43 (72.40%), Wiebke Kortum 22.07 (73.25%) parkruns Saturday 2nd January Richmond Park Jonathan Smith 18.13 (71.00%), Rick Jenner 18.17 (73.56%), Nick Impey 18.20 (71.18%), Dave Lawley 18.28 (71.39%), Tom Bradley 18.43 (72.13% and jnr), Mark Herbert 18.49 (69.35%), Peter Weir 19.52 (74.24%), Bill Neely 20.32 (75.49%), John Hobson 21.30 (68.60%), Tomas Sterner 21.42 (70.81%), Michelle Davies 22.34 (65.88%), Daniel Rushby 24.29 (66.78% and jnr), Andrew Brown 25.03 (65.74%), James Rushby 27.48 (jnr), Sam Rushby 28.22 (jnr) Bushy Park David Ready 19.06 (67.54%), Nick Twomey 19.14 (67.16%), Richard Kennedy 20.07 (75.72%), Sacha Kennedy 21.14 (75.20% and jnr), Léonie Kennedy 23.50 (66.99% and jnr) Old Deer Park Kris Davidson 19.14 (71.49%), Clare Fowler 22.52 (65.60%), Luke Maguire 27.18 (jnr), Frida Roper 28.54 (jnr) Crane Park Nathaniel Bond 31.07 (jnr) Woking Ed Barker 18.33 (75.29%) Northallerton Phil Jackson 25.44 (65.16%) Penrose Greg Atkins 20.19 (68.50% and jnr), Izzy Atkins 21.50 (71.98% and jnr) Plym Valley Jess Harbert 23.45 (jnr) BUSHY PARK JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 3rd January There seems to be a glitch with the official results - details to follow if and when they are corrected. SAVILL GARDENS JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 3rd January 1 J Naudi (unatt) 7.32 2 M Collings (Woking) 7.33 (1st girl) 127 James Ricketts 14.30 131 Connor Scally 14.59 FINALLY... Donald Pellmann, a 100 year-old Californian, recently broke five age group athletics world records in the space of four and a half hours at a meeting in San Diego. He set new marks for the 100m, shot putt and discus and became the first centenarian to clear a bar in the high jump or register a legal long jump. But he was disappointed that he narrowly failed to register a clearance in the pole vault. Since taking up athletics in his 70s he has competed in 127 seniors meetings and claims to have won 895 gold medals. According to The Times he attributes his longevity to good genes and a healthy lifestyle. "Eat sensibly and exercise," he said, "I always say the best exercise you can have is pushing yourself away from the table when you have had enough to eat". For 80 years he has weighed 12st. "I never smoked, never took and drugs, and not much alcohol." The Daily Telegraph sent 21 year-old writer Jonathan Wells to try to give him a run for his money. Video:.