Newsdesk 2016

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 473             15th April 2016
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 *  Katie Walton wins the Baker Cup
 *  Fastest times by Ralph Street and guest Natalie Haarer - next fastest
     Rebecca Northmore
 *  Full house at the Baker Cup Supper and Prize Presentations  
 *  Mark Herbert and Marie Synnott-Wells both finish 3rd in the Compton
     Downland 20
 *  Michelle Davies finishes 3rd in the Salomon Richmond 10k
 *  Natalie Thomas finishes 3rd in the Kingston Breakfast Run 16.2 miles
 *  Club Subscriptions and England Athletics Registration were both due on
     April 1st
 *  More volunteers needed for the Richmond Half Marathon on May 1st
 *  Thames Towpath 10 and Brighton Marathon this Sunday
 *  First Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap on Thursday 21st
 *  Support Little Stoke parkrun
 *  Free sports massage from Lara Werrett

 ...for 2016-17 are now due.
 The club membership fee includes the England Athletics registration fee and
 despite the increase in the England Athletics registration fee to £13, we
 are keeping our subscription rates unchanged for at least another year.
 That's £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. Preferred method of payment is by
 Bank Transfer: our account is at HSBC, sort code 40-23-29, account number
 81109847; please add a message, for example SubscriptionJSmith. A Standing
 Order form is available from our website here. . Alternatively post a
 cheque to Membership Secretary, Ranelagh Harriers, 135a Petersham Road,
 Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AA or leave it in an envelope at the clubhouse. For
 any queries, e-mail the Membership Secretary aachrisowens@yahoo.co.uk. 

 The latest version of the United Kingdom Athletics (UKA) Rules for
 Competition 2016 were launched on 1st April. These include important changes
 regarding compulsory athlete registration in competitions held under UKA
 Rules. It is important that all club members are aware of this and the
 associated guidance. The essence is that participants in races held under
 UKA rules must be registered and have paid their annual registration fee in
 advance of entering events. These include championship races and other races
 such as road events organised under UKA rules. The rules cover club members
 from the under 13 age group upwards. Race applications will include the
 requirement for individual's England Athletics registration number.

 Club subscriptions and the E.A. registration fees were both due on 1st
 April. Please pay your membership subscription promptly. The club cannot pay
 your registration fee unless you have paid your subscription. If you are not
 registered you might not be eligible to compete in championships or other
 events under UKA rules. For more information see here:. 

 LITTLE STOKE parkrun 
 Little Stoke parkrun near Bristol has been thriving since its inception in
 November 2012, but its future is now under threat. The local Parish Council
 initially recommended that participants be charged £1 per adult per run, to
 be paid to the Parish Council as a 'maintenance charge' without any prior
 discussion with parkrun. They withdrew that suggestion but now insist that
 parkrun itself should make a financial contribution to the maintenance of
 the park. 

 A petition has been set up asking that the parkrun near Bristol be allowed
 to continue at Little Stoke Park but on Tuesday this week the Stoke Gifford
 Parish Council voted six to four in favour of Little Stoke parkrun
 contributing financially to the park, becoming the first - out of 850 events
 worldwide - to charge parkrun a fee for use of grounds. Stoke Gifford Parish
 Council said it was "unfair" to expect residents who do not run to pay for
 the upkeep of paths used by the parkrunners. Paula Radcliffe, Kelly Holmes
 and the London Marathon are among those to have voiced their support for
 parkrun following the decision.

 In a parkrun statement, chief operating officer, Tom Williams, said: "We are
 extremely disappointed that Stoke Gifford Parish Council has voted to impose
 a charge at Little Stoke parkrun. parkrun has had unprecedented success in
 engaging the least active and encouraging them to exercise regularly.
 Providing free weekly access has been fundamental to this and we are
 disappointed that this opportunity is to be removed for the residents of
 Little Stoke. Our aim is to break down barriers to participation in, and
 delivery of, physical activity and this is consistent across 850 parkruns
 worldwide, which are all delivered by volunteers and are free to take part
 in. Imposing a charge at one event is something that contradicts our
 founding principles and would set a precedent that threatens our future.

 "As a nation we must make a decision about whether we want to be healthier
 or not. The costs to all of us of inactivity and poor health are immense.
 parkrun has had enormous success at bringing communities together and
 promoting physical activity in safe and welcoming social environments. The
 past six months have been an uncertain and difficult time for everyone
 involved with Little Stoke parkrun and our entire global community of more
 than two million parkrunners is behind them as we discuss our next steps." 

 HELP FOR THE RICHMOND HALF MARATHON  Sunday 1st May, 8.30am start
 Our entry limit of 1,200 has very nearly been reached but we still need more
 volunteers to help on the day.  We need marshals to direct the runners,
 people to man the water stations, helpers at the start and finish and so on.
 Tamsin Burland is our volunteer co-ordinator. If you can help, please
 contact Tamsin ranelaghhalfhelpers@hotmail.co.uk  with the
 following information:
 1.  Time you are available  (we need help from around 7.30am through to
 midday, but you don't have to be available for the whole time)
 2.  Preferred jobs / locations, if any.
 3.  Whether you have transport and would be willing to move between posts.
 4.  Your mobile phone number (even if you've supplied it to me before)."

 FULLERS THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles Sunday 17th April at Chiswick
 Next Sunday is the Thames Towpath 10, the first race in our 2016 Ranelagh
 Grand Prix series. 9am start. Entries are closed. Details:. 

 Also this Sunday we have a number of entrants in the Brighton Marathon, and
 the following week of course it's the "London". Good luck to all
 participants in these and other spring Marathons. 

 Cindy Croucher writes:
 "The 2016 Ladies Beginners Course will be led by Deborah again, starting on
 Tuesday 24th May.  Please spread the word and share the link:. It is still only £10 so please let
 friends, colleagues, neighbours and the world know!" 

 Andy Bickerstaff writes:
 "The Wimbledon Common Trial Series is back for its third year. The dates are
 the first Wednesday evenings of May, June and July i.e. the 4th, 1st and
 6th. Everyone seemed to enjoy it last year so I've kept the format the same,
 two 5 milers with the third race an 8 mile two lapper. Each is: £10/£12
 affiliated/unaffiliated. There is a big discount for entering all three
 races in advance of the first one here: and you can enter
 individual races from links on that page. All three races: £22/£28
 RICHMOND 10k  Sunday 19th June   9am start
 Rick Jenner writes:
 "This year our 10k takes place on 19th June and entries to the race are now
 open here:.
 Last year we had over 100 Harriers running! We'll also be looking for people
 to help on the day again so even if you can't run please note the date. This
 year we're also raising money for Peter Wright's treatment. Please consider
 making a donation when entering - there is an option to do this via

 Our annual "Mini Mob Match" against The Stragglers will be incorporated with
 the Crane Park parkrun 5km on Saturday 11th June. All welcome.

 The summer series of junior handicap races has become a joint enterprise
 between Stragglers and Ranelagh, and this year we are hosting two of the
 events from our clubhouse. The rest take place at the Hawker Centre. The
 races are all on Thursday evenings and are open to all under 18s.
 Registration is at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Dates and organisers are shown
 Full details, including parental consent forms, are here:. 

 Thursday 21st April (Stragglers)
 Thursday 19th May (Ranelagh)
 Thursday 9th June (Stragglers)
 Thursday 23rd June (Stragglers)
 Thursday 14th July (Ranelagh)
 Thursday 1st September (Stragglers)

 SUTTON 10km  Sunday 8th May
 This race features in both the Surrey Road League and our own road Grand
 Prix. 9.30am start in Nonsuch Park. Details:. 

 THE 23rd TH&H PARKLAND RELAYS  Wednesday 25th May at 7pm in Richmond Park
 Peter Fordham writes:
 "I am again organising the men's entries for the annual Parkland Relays in
 Richmond Park. This is one of the best summer events in the area, where 100
 teams from the major clubs in the area compete in a 4-leg relay of about 2.9
 miles. It starts at Spankers Hill Wood and near to Pen Ponds car park. Last
 year we put up three teams, with our 'A' team coming a creditable 9th
 overall. Let's see if we can beat the turnout and positions this year. As
 demand from clubs is high, please let me know as soon as possible if you can
 run, so that I can secure team entries. It's open to all and anyone who
 thinks they cannot make it by 7pm can be accommodated on one of the later
 Contact Peter at peter_fordham@yahoo.com. 
 There is also a women's relay over 3 laps of the same course. Anyone
 interested in taking part please contact Becky or Phil ranelagh.women@gmail.com .  

 After having to be cancelled in 2015, the Cabbage Patch 10 is back this year
 on Sunday 16th October. I'm not sure what the entry limit is, but over 800
 are already on the list so if you plan to run, don't delay.

 Lara Werrett writes:
 "I'm currently studying for a Diploma in Soft Tissue and Remedial Therapy
 and need to do 100 hours of massage and would like to offer my services to
 anyone looking for a massage.  I'm happy to do home visits, have people at
 my house  or bring my couch to any Ranelagh events. Marathon runners, post
 marathon massage would be a good treat for your legs !! It's all free as I'm
 studying !!
 Anyone interested please contact me larawerrett881@msn.com or 07786015342." 

 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. 

 Check out what's happening in our junior section at 

More details of the following from the men's Captains ( e-mail Phil
or Trevor ) ranelagh.men@gmail.com
 or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil ranelagh.women@gmail.com  )      

 Sunday 17th April            Thames Towpath 10 miles at Chiswick. 9am start.

 Thursday 21st April         Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series race
 1. See above.

 Sunday 24th April            London Marathon

 Sunday 1st May              Ranelagh Harriers Richmond Half Marathon. 8.30am
 start. See above.

 Sunday 8th May              Sutton 10km. 9.30am start.   Details:. 

 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

 BAKER CUP 3 miles ROAD HANDICAP  Saturday 2nd April in Richmond Park
 As usual there was an eclectic mix of competitors in our shortest handicap,
 the 3 miles road race for the Baker Cup. There were young and old, fast and
 slow and every gradation in between. Several of our men's first team came
 along for a burn-up and it was highly disconcerting for a handful of the
 early starters to complete their first lap and find that the likes of
 Richard Gregory and Ralph Street were still waiting to start!  

 But it was to be the day of those early starters. Wally Garrod was first
 away but he was soon swallowed up and Katie Walton moved into the lead with
 Annemarie Goodridge in pursuit. Katie had had a minute and a half start on
 Annemarie and the latter was unable to do more than maintain the gap. There
 was no-one else close and so a delighted Katie pushed on to cross the line
 1m 43s clear of Annemarie. 76 year-old Allan Lang held on for 3rd place and
 Sally Bamford passed the President on the line for 4th. That run earned
 Sally 10 points in the Points Prize competition for consistency in
 handicaps, giving her a winning total of 18, a single point clear of Steve
 Aikin with Mike Peace, Anna Reichwald and Jackie Dunkley joint third on 10. 

 Behind Sally the runners came in thick and fast and the bulk of the rest of
 the field were home inside three minutes. Fastest was Ralph Street, just
 back from six months as an Orienteering coach in Australia. Ralph ran an
 impressive 15.23 but this got him no further than 36th in the handicap.
 Second fastest was Richard Gregory on 16.15 and then Peter Haarer on 16.33.
 Fastest woman was Peter's 17 year-old niece Natalie who ran 19.28 competing
 as a guest. Next came Rebecca Northmore on 19.43, Clare Fowler on 20.17,
 another guest Carole Jones on 21.44 and Becky Hall on 21.47.        

 First junior home in the handicap was Tom Bradley but he was competing as a
 guest so the Jack Ellicock Trophy for the first junior was retained by Josie
 Kearey. The McLeod Cup and the Women's Performance Award, for points scored
 in all club races during the winter, reached their conclusions with this
 race. In the McLeod Cup men's competition Stewart Anderson held a slender
 one point lead before today but he was powerless to hold off Nick Twomey.
 Nick amassed 1378 points to Stewart's 1371, with Mark Herbert exactly 200
 points behind in third place. The women's competition was also close-fought
 and only in the last two or three events did Ellen Clague manage to pull
 away from Rebecca Northmore. Ellen scored 1260, Rebecca 1234 and Becky Hall
 in third place 882. 

 The evening's do at the Roebuck was a sell-out and thanks go to Michele
 Gibson and Andy Hayward for their excellent organisation. Thanks also to
 Andy's Thames Side Brewery for providing the beer! Our new Trophies Steward
 Heather Martingell did a great job in producing our impressive array of
 trophies all shining clean and engraved and she, Clive Naish, Alan Hedger
 and Steve Rowland saw to it that they reached their new owners.    
 In the 10k, Michelle Davies finished 3rd but James Whistler just missed the

 Half Marathon
 1    T Payn (Run Fast)    1:09.11  (chip time 1:09.11)
 16   C Chudleigh (unatt)  1:23.48  (? - 1st woman)
 466  Lloyd Camp           1:52.24  (1:45.45)
 1156 Karima Graham        2:19.08  (2:12.01)

 1   D Davies (unatt)      31.48  (chip time 31.48)
 4   James Whistler        36.29  (36.29)
 13  Michelle Davies       43.08  (43.07)
 14  Lee Davies            43.23  (43.21) 

 LIDL BREAKFAST RUNS  Sunday 3rd April in Kingston
 There were several well-placed Ranelagh Harriers in the three races, but
 best result was probably Natalie Thomas's 3rd place in the 16.2 miles
 women's section. 

 20.1 miles
 1   S Farmer (Serp)       1:58.22  (chip time 1:58.17)
 8   Paul Nicoll           2:08.35  (2:08.29)
 12  Nick Wright           2:13.58  (2:13.51)
 40  J Donovan (WW)        2:21.22  (2:21.16 - 1st woman)
 189 Ian Keith             2:50.09  (2:49.59)
 249 Paul Wapshott         2:58.46  (2:58.08)
 358 Kevin Kearey          3:15.59  (3:15.21)
 359 Ann Kearey            3:15.59  (3:15.21) 

 16.2 miles
 1   R Jones (unatt)       1:33.11  (chip time 1:33.07)
 7   Rick Jenner           1:44.06  (1:44.00)
 13  Jonathan Smith        1:47.33  (1:47.21)
 17  Owen Delaney          1:48.53  (1:48.49)
 34  J Lynch (unatt)       1:52.16  (1:52.09 - 1st woman)
 46  Natalie Thomas        1:56.49  (1:56.40)
 272 Emma Wellham          2:27.03  (2:26.44)
 280 Ashleigh Ferris       2:28.25  (2:27.43)
 282 Paul Hodges           2:28.26  (2:27.43)
 335 Kirsty Bangham        2:36.08  (2:35.54) 

 8.2 miles
 1   S Tack (VTC)          49.10  (chip time 49.07)
 11  N Seymour (unatt)     53.00  (52.58 - 1st woman)
 67  Daniel Chiechi        60.42  (60.34)
 424 Prelini Chiechi       77.42  (77.36)
 477 Louise Wapshott       79.40  (78.57)
 547 Janet Turnes          82.18  (82.02)

 1    R Mbithi (Kenya)     1:03.57  (chip time 1:03.57)
 36   J Nesbitt (Worcs)    1:12.54  (1:12.54 - 1st woman)
 82   Carl Selya-Hammer    1:17.19  (1:16.17)
 192  Ian Kenton           1:22.22  (1:21.20)
 3020 Phil Roberts         2:01.20  (1:49.15)
 6204 Angus Cater          2:27.51  (2:06.56)   

 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles HANDICAP  Wednesday 6th April at Woking
 1   A Mayger (unatt)      25.02  (actual time 25.02)
 15  Louise Piears         27.31  (22.01)
 21  Steve Rowland         29.56  (29.11)                    

 COMPTON DOWNLAND CHALLLENGE 20 miles  Saturday 9th April
 Mark Herbert and Marie Synnott-Wells were well pleased with their third
 places. Mark comments on Facebook: "Fantastic weather but boy was that tough
 with the hills." 

 1   D Longley (unatt)     2:21.31
 3   Mark Herbert          2:28.32
 7   K Wright (Stratford)  2:37.44  (1st woman)
 8   Chris Bundhun         2:39.04
 27  Marie Synnott-Wells   2:59.15  (3rd woman)

 1    S Bayton (Hallam)    2:22.34
 81   K Crickmore (Stock)  2:48.04
 593  Mick Lane            3:06.49
 1725 Kevin Knowles        3:28.54
 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. 

 parkruns Saturday 2nd April
 Richmond Park
 Mark Herbert 17.53 (73.35% and PB), Peter Faull 19.02 (68.56%), Jess Harbert
 21.10 (72.28% and jnr), Elisa Ferrua 22.52 (65.82%) Cecily Day 24.35 (jnr),
 Ellie Luxmoore 24.36 (jnr), Daniel Rushby 24.48 (jnr), 
 Sam Rushby 25.26 (66.91% and jnr), Josie Kearey 26.50 (jnr), Deepa Sharma
 28.20 (100th parkrun), Bronwen Northmore 31.09 (66.08%), James Rushby 31.13
 (jnr), Ben Rushby 31.52 (jnr and PB)
 Bushy Park
 Nick Wright 17.27 (77.65%), Richard Kennedy 20.03 (75.98%), Sacha Kennedy
 20.27 (78.08% and jnr), Simon Collingridge 21.27 (73.56%), Adam Wright 21.29
 (65.01), Léonie Kennedy 24.24 (65.44% and jnr)
 Old Deer Park
 Colin Brett 19.20 (77.50%)

 Tom Reay 24.33 (69.59%)

 Gunpowder Park
 Dawn Bates 29.27 (PB)

 Dulwich Park
 Megan de Silva 18.28 (80.51%), Marie Synnott-Wells 20.43 (81.90%)

 Warszawa Praga, Poland
 Lynne Barber 28.24 (200th parkrun)

 Pegwell Bay
 Luke Maguire 25.02 (jnr), Paula Maguire 25.48 (65.76%)

 Preston Park, Brighton
 Clare Gutch 22.32 (66.57%)

 Osterley Park
 Niall O'Connor 20.52 (65.89%)

 Harrismith, South Africa
 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 23.35 (65.16%)

 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIOR parkrun 2km  Sunday 3rd April
 1   L Boyt (Slough Jnrs)   8.05
 51  James Ricketts        14.08
 70  Connor Scally         19.43 

 BUSHY PARK JUNIOR parkrun 2km  Sunday 3rd April
 1   B Collier (26.2)       6.59
 194 Angus O'Brien         16.26   

 Richmond Park
 Wiebke Kortum 22.05 (74.11%), Steve Aikin 22.10 (66.54%), Cecily Day 23.15
 (jnr), Tomas Sterner 23.20 (65.86%), Matt Aikin 24.11 (jnr), Carol Aikin
 25.14 (67.24%), Bronwen Northmore 30.59 (66.43%)  

 Bushy Park
 Nick Wright 17.46 (76.27%), Marc Snaith 18.16 (73.63%), David Ready 18.51
 (68.44%), Jonny Rowan 20.22 (67.51%), Sacha Kennedy 20.27 (78.08% and jnr),
 Léonie Kennedy 23.11 (68.87% and jnr)

 Bedfont Lakes
 Becky Hall 21.35 (68.88%)

 Old Deer Park
 Simon Burrell 21.10 (70.24%), Clare Fowler 21.31 (69.95%), Paula Maguire
 25.34 (66.36%), Frida Roper 26.15 (jnr)

 Highbury Fields
 Peter Faull 19.27 (67.10%)

 Mile End
 Paul Sinton-Hewitt 19.37 (78.33%), Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.03  (67.73%)

 Crane Park
 Nick Twomey 17.18 (74.66%), Jonathan Smith 17.23 (74.40% and PB), Alex
 Morgan 18.01 (71.79%), Kevin Kearey 20.40 (70.24%), Michelle Davies 21.34
 (68.93%), Phil Roberts 22.43 (65.44%)

 Little Stoke Park
 Gordon Whitson 20.42 (78.82%)

 Osterley Park
 Niall O'Connor 20.49 (66.05%), Rebecca Northmore 21.07 (70.09% and PB)

 James Barber 23.04 (66.62%), Lynne Barber 28.00 (PB)

 Fulham Palace
 Richard Gregory 16.30 (79.49%)

 Northala Fields
 Lloyd Camp 21.56 (68.92%)

 Ted Mockett 19.10 (69.65%)

 Bainsdale, Australia
 Dave Locke 24.39 (75.59%)

 MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km  Sunday 10th April
 Sacha and Léonie finished 1st and 3rd overall.

 1   Sacha Kennedy          7.46
 3   Léonie Kennedy         8.53

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