*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 468 5th February 2016 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ranelagh women finish 7th in The Southern, led by Gill Sanders 10th * Ranelagh men finish 26th led by Richard Gregory 88th * Phil Killingley leads Ranelagh to 2nd place at the Bank of England, but we win the Hec Petersen Trophy * Marie Synnott-Wells wins W50 class in Vets AC championships * Nick Impey runs 2:51 marathon in Marrakech * Euan Sinclair leads Kingston U13s to Surrey Schools title * Vital Surrey League races on Saturday 13th February * All needed for the final Mob Match of the season at home in Richmond Park on Saturday 20th February * Visit from EA Chief Executive Chris Jones next Tuesday evening * Book now for the Ranelagh Quiz Night on Satuday 5th March ATTENTION PLEASE **************** SURREY LADIES LEAGUE HELPERS We could still do with a few more marshals and recorders for the final Surrey Ladies League fixture in Richmond Park on Saturday 13th February. We can expect 350 runners or more in the senior race on our two-lap 5 miles course, starting at 11.30am - half an hour earlier than usual. No experience necessary! Please contact Andy Bickerstaff email@example.com if you can help. Andy is currently away for a few days but will contact you on his return. TWO IMPORTANT RACES COMING UP... First, the final Surrey League fixtures on February 13th - can our men stay in Division 1 and can our women hang on to third place? Then a week later we host Blackheath and Bromley H & AC in our final mob match of the season, with the real chance of a grand slam of mob match wins. Read on... 2XU SURREY LEAGUES FINAL RACES The Surrey League campaigns come to a climax with the fourth and final races on Saturday 13th February. The women's race is at home in Richmond Park, with the seniors starting at 11.30am followed by Under 15s/Under 17s at 12.30pm and the Under 13s at 1pm. All are welcome to run, but if you're not planning to take part please see the note above about volunteering to help. After the third race our women's team has moved up to third overall, but with Thames Hare & Hounds and Ful-on Tri both only a handful of points behind. Our target on the day will be to hang on to that third spot. The race also incorporates our women's club championship for the Hugh Jones Salver and our women's vets (over 40) championship for Trish's Trophy. Details and course map here:. The men's League race is on Belgrave's course on Wimbledon Common, with juniors (under 17 / under 15 / under 13) off first at 2.30pm followed by seniors at 3pm. The target for the men is to avoid relegation to Division 2. Guildford, well adrift in 9th and last place, are already booked for the drop but one club must join them. At the moment Ranelagh is in 6th place 21 points ahead of Clapham Chasers and another 22 clear of Belgrave. It couldn't be much closer, so there's everything to run for. Details and course map here:. 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. If we can win this one it will be a mob match grand slam for the second year in succession. It's 7.5 miles in the Park, 2.30pm start and we need everyone we can get. All runners welcome, register on the day. Let's do it! VISIT FROM ENGLAND ATHLETICS CHIEF EXECUTIVE On Tuesday evening 9th February we are to be visited by EA Chief Executive Chris Jones, along with the Co-Chair of the London Regional Council Peter Crawshaw and the EA Media Manager Andy Barber. The planned schedule is: 6.30pm - meet and chat to runners arriving early for training (possibly also observe junior training) 7pm - runners arrive for pre-training announcements; introduce EA visitors to the club 7.10pm onwards - meet and chat with any non-training committee members 8pm - dinner at The Roebuck All are welcome to join us. QUIZ NIGHT Our next quiz night at the clubhouse will be on Saturday 5th March. Ted Mockett will be your inquisitor. Start time is 7pm in the clubhouse, with a break for fish and chips (or veggie alternative) at about 8pm. Price is £10 to include the quiz and supper, and possibly also beer and wine. Teams of four, either put your own team together or just come along and we'll sort you out on the night. Book your place with Andy Hayward firstname.lastname@example.org . DYSART CUP and ELLIS CUP and RANELAGH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS These take place on Saturday 5th March in Richmond Park, starting at 3pm. The senior race is over our 5 miles two lap League course. The Dysart Cup goes to the winning women's team and the Ellis Cup to the winning men's team. All are welcome to run. In addition there will be a one-lap (2.5 miles) race for juniors which will incorporate Ranelagh's club junior championships. All under 18s are eligible. Register for either race on the day. FINCHLEY 20 miles Sunday 13th March at Ruislip Despite the name, the race is at Ruislip and incorporates our club 20 miles championship for the Spendlove Cup. Details and entries here:. RANELAGH HARRIERS RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Our own Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 1st May and entries are already streaming in! Over 500 names are already on the list, including 34 from Ranelagh. This race usually sells out well in advance of the closing date, so get your entry in early to avoid disappointment. Details:. If you're not planning to run, we'll need plenty of help on the day, so please reserve the date. MOMENTUM Jane Haws of Momentum writes: "You may be already aware of the work Momentum does, as a local charity supporting families whose children have cancer or another life-limiting condition. Working in partnership with local hospitals including Kingston, Epsom and St Peter's, Momentum's aim is to ensure that no family has to cope alone when they are faced with the devastating reality that their child is seriously ill. And of course, to do this we rely on donations. I wonder if members of the Ranelagh Harriers might be interested in supporting us by taking up a place with Momentum and help raise funds for us at one of the various sporting events we are involved with in 2016? Locally, we still have guaranteed places at the Hampton Court Half Marathon on February 21st; and then there's the ever-popular Bupa London 10k on May 30th for example. We'd be just thrilled to welcome local runners to join us in this way and help us continue our work. Our newly launched website www.moment-um.org/home/ gives some detailed insights into the support we provide and ways people can get involved, as well as listing all our sporting events for the year. Do please feel free to take a look." 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 ) email@example.com or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil firstname.lastname@example.org ) Saturday 13th February Surrey Ladies League in Richmond Park. See above. Surrey League (men) on Wimbledon Common. See above. Saturday 20th February Pelling Ratcliff Cup mob match v Blackheath and Bromley Harriers and AC. 7.5 miles in Richmond Park starting at 2.30pm. Everyone needed! Incorporates the Wynne Cup club championships. Saturday 27th February National XC Championships at Donington Park Saturday 5th March Dysart Cup and Ellis Cup Inter-club 5 miles and club junior championships 2.5 miles in Richmond Park. 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 *************** INTER-CLUB at the BANK OF ENGLAND SPORTS GROUND Saturday 23rd January in Richmond Park. Phil Killingley reports: "A good turnout from Ranelagh wasn't quite good enough to beat Hercules Wimbledon to either the 3-to-score or the 10-to-score prize, but we were easy second places in both categories. Ranelagh runners will have enjoyed a different and hillier than usual perspective on racing through the park, starting near Roehampton Gate and doing a course that resembles a very wonky frying pan, starting in a line parallel with Beverley Brook before picking off Spankers Hill Wood, the Ballet School, Queens Ride, Pen Ponds and the Skylark paths. There was some good mud and some breathtaking downhill running for cross-country enthusiasts, amongst whom Jordan Mungovan decided to elevate the level of challenge by racing in flats - a pretty good result considering! (His spikes arrived by special cyclist courier seconds after the start). Special mention for Ellen Clague who stole the victory in the women's field by just seven seconds, although the 80.0% age-graded percentage mark will have to wait for another day." The race incorporated the annual match against Ealing, Southall and Middlesex for the Hec Petersen Trophy, which on a 10 to score basis we won fairly comfortably. SOUTH OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONHSIPS Saturday 30th January at Parliament Hill The mild and wet winter has brought with it a succession of Atlantic storms made no less severe in their impact by giving them homely names. The South has mercifully escaped the disastrous flooding that has hit parts of Scotland and the North of England, but the ground has absorbed just about all the water it can manage. From a cross-country running perspective this means mud and plenty of it. The "Southern" returned this year to its spiritual home on Hampstead Heath, where mud and hills are guaranteed. The junior events begin mid-morning and the youngsters do their bit by thoroughly churning up the course for the seniors to follow. Ranelagh was represented in the Under 13 Boys by Euan Sinclair and Luke Maguire, in the Under 13 Girls by Frida Roper and second-claimer Poppy Jensen, and in the Under 17 Boys by Greg Atkins. All ran well in the tough conditions, with the highest placing being Greg's 67th. Onto the Senior Women, then, where we had high hopes of a top ten team placing. We were not to be disappointed. Gill Sanders had finished 4th last year on the faster course at Brighton, and she coped well with different conditions to finish an excellent 10th today. Megan de Silva and Julia Bailey had their own private battle and down the home straight Megan held off Julia by a just metre or two in 76th and 77th positions. Skipper Becky Hall ran strongly for 117th and the fourth spot in the scoring team. We finished in an outstanding 7th position, our third best ever after 3rd in 2007 and 4th in 2004. Backing up the top four there was another tussle as Bonnie Morgan and Suzy Whatmough finished side by side with Ellen Clague not far behind. Marie Synnott-Wells and Becky Northmore were next, with Victoria Elbourne our tenth finisher still well up in a field of over 500 runners. The men were last up to enjoy the mud. We had two second-claimers in Jon Pepper and Jake Waldron in the top forty, but the first man in a Ranelagh vest was Richard Gregory who ran well for 88th place. George Howard, who is in marathon training, looked strong in 180th and not far behind him toughing it out were Carl Selya-Hammer and Peter Haarer. Peter has surely run more laps of Parliament Hill than any of us but doesn't lose his appetite for it. 224th today was a fine performance. David Ready and Owen Delaney probably surprised themselves by making the scoring six, chased hard by Stewart Anderson. Liam Griffin, Ben Shore and Rob Curtis followed. Last Ranelagh man home in a field of over a thousand was Mike Peace, who must be the only Ranelagh man who might challenge Peter Haarer for the title of King of Parliament Hill. The team closed in 26th out of 70. MABAC LEAGUE 8 miles road Sunday 17th January in Windsor Great Park 1 A Brooker (Eps O) 44.11 5 Ian Kenton 47.21 23 S Pickford (Wimb W) 53.38 (1st woman) 64 James Barber 60.24 97 Christopher Nash 64.33 123 Tom Reay 68.36 135 Paul Wapshott 70.33 153 Lynne Barber 72.53 181 Louise Wapshott 80.27 182 Christine David 80.31 188 Penny Merrett 84.01 VETERANS AC CHAMPIONSHIPS 5 miles Saturday 23rd January on Wimbledon Common Marie Synnott-Wells was the second woman to finish and the first over 50. 1 P Cheetham (Strag) 25.16 13 A Critchlow (West 4) 29.46 (1st woman) 22 Marie Synnott-Wells 31.31 (2nd woman) SURREY SCHOOLS XC CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 23rd January at Reigate Euan Sinclair finished 12th in the under 13 Boys race and led the Kingston team into first place. Poppy Jensen also finished 12th in the Under 15 Girls. THE VALE GALLOP 10km Sunday 24th January at Walton-on-the-Hill 1 O Garrod (E&E) 37.50 10 T Hardcastle (unatt) 46.28 (1st woman) 110 Pete Warren 65.41 137 David Meaden 65.51 138 Alan Meaden 66.14 WINDSOR and ETON WINTER 10km Sunday 24th January at Dorney Lake 1 J Gonzalez (Woking) 39.00 3 B Hair (unatt) 40.20 (1st woman) 8 Daniel Chiechi 45.17 59 Prelini Chiechi 56.03 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 29th January in Hyde Park 1 M Gunby (WG&EL) 15.22 14 Ian Kenton 17.19 46 Jonathan Moore 19.04 53 K Judd (Serp) 19.27 (1st woman) 186 Alan Davidson 25.34 FITSTUFF G3 SERIES 10km Saturday 30th January at Newlands Corner, Guildford 1 W Simmons (TZR) 45.46 27 C Pleasence (G&G) 55.45 (1st woman) 262 Katie Walton 98.32 MARRAKECH MARATHON and HALF MARATHON Sunday 31st January There was quite a little Ranelagh party in Morocco, the best result coming from Nick Impey who ran 2:51 for 48th in the Marathon. Nick Twomey led the Ranelagh contingent in a very high quality Half Marathon - the top seventy, mostly Moroccans, broke 70 minutes. Marathon 1 M Gaikaria (Kenya) 2:11.41 (chip time 2:11.41) 48 Nick Impey 2:51.28 (2:51.13) Half Marathon (Positions omitted as genders incorrectly registered) 1 M El Aziz (Morocco) 1:00.39 (chip time 1:00.39) Nick Twomey 1:21.46 (1:21.45) Mark Herbert 1:23.37 (1:22.40) Karen Weir 1:52.46 (1:47.32) Peter Weir 1:52.49 (1:47.34) Paul Martingell 2:28.53 (2:25.07) Tamsin Burland 2:32.17 (2:27.02) Ally Salisbury 2:32.20 (2:27.01) Heather Martingell 2:32.20 (2:26.59) KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 3rd February at Woking 1 M Waine (Woking) 25.10 (actual time 18.55) 15 Alan Davidson 28.18 (24.48) 19 Steve Rowland 29.35 (26.50) n/s Sonia Rowland (23.07) parkrun results... ...showing all PBs, all performances with an age-graded percentage of 65% and above, and all junior results. For full Ranelagh results follow this link: From this screen you can also access the previous week's Ranelagh results. We will continue to show full Ranelagh results for junior parkruns as these are not included in the above link parkruns Saturday 23rd January Richmond Park Jon Smith 17.44 (72.93%), Tom Bradley 18.19 (73.70% and jnr), Jonathan Moore 19.17 (74.68%), Bill Neely 19.44 (78.55%), John Hobson 20.28 (72.07%), Jess Harbert 20.59 (72.92% and PB and jnr), Paul Noel 21.10 (PB), Sandy Masters 21.30 (68.84% and PB), Cecily Day 21.51 (70.02% and jnr), Daniel Rushby 22.25 (72.94% and PB and jnr), Steve Aikin 22.31 (65.51%), Ellie Luxmoore 23.01 (66.47% and jnr), Matt Aikin 23.18 (jnr), Carol Aikin 25.27 (66.67%), James Rushby 27.01 (jnr), Sam Rushby 27.17 (65.24 and jnr), Hannah Whitcombe 33.31 (PB) Old Deer Park Kris Davidson 18.47 (73.20%), Phil Jackson 23.46 (70.55%), Luke Maguire 25.02 (jnr), Frida Roper 25.17 (jnr) Crane Park Nick Twomey 17.22 (74.38%), Owen Delaney 18.47 (71.61% and PB), Kabir Sait 20.34 (74.39% and jnr), Michelle Davies 21.11 (70.18%), James Barber 22.35 (68.04%), Heather Martingell 24.44 (67.79%), Josie Kearey 24.56 (jnr), Claire Warner 27.26 (PB) Bath Skyline Julia Bailey 20.18 (72.91% and PB) Kingston Peter Faull 18.36 (69.89%), Wiebke Kortum 23.47 (68.11%) Southwark Alan Davidson 24.59 (69.05%) Oxford Peter Haarer 18.09 (79.34%) Wimbledon Common Paul Sinton-Hewitt 20.52 (73.64%) Chippenham Becky Hall 20.57 (70.96%) parkruns Saturday 30th January Richmond Park Jon Smith 17.39 (73.28% and PB), Ryan Fisher 18.03 (71.56%), Dave Lawley 18.29 (71.33%), Tom Bradley 18.38 (72.15% and jnr), John Hobson 20.53 (70.63%), Cecily Day 21.58 (69.65% and jnr), Jess Harbert 22.06 (69.23% and jnr), Wiebke Kortum 22.08 (73.19%), Ellie Luxmoore 22.57 (66.67% and jnr), Matt Aikin 24.09 (jnr), Daniel Rushby 25.07 (65.10% and jnr), Sam Rushby 25.18 (70.35% and jnr), Carol Aikin 25.30 (66.54%), Ben Rushby 34.46 (jnr), James Rushby 35.46 (jnr) Bushy Park Nick Wright 18.03 (75.07%), Ed Smith 20.00 (67.25%), Sacha Kennedy 21.10 (75.43% and jnr), Léonie Kennedy 22.07 (72.19% and jnr), Richard Kennedy 22.09 (68.77%) Old Deer Park Kris Davidson 18.56 (72.62%), Phil Jackson 23.44 (70.65%) Crane Park Michelle Davies 21.44 (68.14%), Kevin Kearey 21.59 (66.03%), Leeanne Bryce 17.15 (PB), Jackie Dunkley 30.01 (PB) Southwark Carl Assmundson 16.11 (79.71%), Alan Davidson 25.49 (66.82%) Gunnersbury Christine David 30.47 (PB) Bognor Regis David Rowe 20.03 (69.08%) FINALLY... 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