*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 476 27th May 2016 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Three Ranelagh teams complete the Green Belt Relay * Marie Synnott-Wells is our stage winner * Ranelagh 6th overall in the Parkland Relay and our men's vets team 4th * Mark Herbert, Alex Morgan and Dave Lawley 1-2-3 in the Woodland Woggle * Gill Sanders qualifies to represent South Africa in the Olympic Triathlon * Heather Martingell wins a team bronze in the Euro Masters Non-Stadia championships * Free Sports Psychology workshop at the clubhouse on Tuesday 14th June * Club Subscriptions and England Athletics Registration were both due on April 1st * Dorking 10 miles is the next GP and League event on June 5th. * Mini Mob Match v Stragglers at the Crane Park parkrun on Saturday 11th June. * Help needed for our Richmond 10km on 19th June ATTENTION PLEASE **************** DORKING 10 miles Sunday 5th June This is the next event in the Surrey Road League and our own Grand Prix. It also serves as the county championship and the Ranelagh club championship. Start time is 9am. Entries have picked up and now stand at over 400, with a little over 30 from Ranelagh. Details and entry:. NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB Our annual "Mini Mob Match" against The Stragglers will be incorporated with the Crane Park parkrun 5km on Saturday 11th June. If you're running a parkrun that day please make it the Crane Park one and ensure that parkrun has you registered as Ranelagh! It is also the date for the Crane Park parkrun anniversary. Please bring your food to the shot tower after the event and so cakes etc. will be needed to mark our victory/commiserate a defeat. As ever, come by foot / bike / public transport if you can. If you have to drive there, the best parking is to turn off Hospital Bridge Road and use the street parking bounded by Crane Park, Hospital Bridge Rd, Staines Rd and Mill Rd (Fulwell Park Av, Augusta Rd, Lisbon Av, etc.). There is a little bit of a one-way system but there is plenty of parking though runners may have to park some way from the finish area. Venue details:. RICHMOND 10k Sunday 19th June We have already received some 450 entries, including about 70 from Ranelagh. Race Director Rick Jenner writes: 'It's three weeks until our 10k on 19th June at 9am. If you haven't run before it's a great flat, fast course, much of it on the riverside, and usually a great fun summer event. Please do enter here: and encourage your friends to do likewise. The race is also raising money for Peter Wright's treatment so please take the opportunity to donate when you register. We're also looking for people to help on the day so if you can't run, or would just like to lend a welcome hand, please email Rick at email@example.com." PERFORMANCE IN MIND FREE SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY WORKSHOP Cindy Croucher writes: "We have been contacted by Dr Josephine Perry who runs Performance in Mind, a sports psychology consultancy. She is also a regular contributor to Athletics Weekly, addressing the psychology of running and racing. She loves seeing how athletes, when they develop a greater understanding of their own psychology, can improve their performance and feel more comfortable and confident doing so. Josie has offered to run a workshop at the club 'Using Sport Psychology to perform at your best' which will cover some of the key concepts and techniques used in sports psychology which athletes can use when entering potentially stressful sporting situations to feel more comfortable and in control to ensure they are able to perform to their maximum potential. The workshop is on Tuesday 14th June at 8.30pm after training (cunningly just before the club 10k!). If you are interested in attending, there is a sign-up sheet in the clubhouse. It is free to attend but spaces will be limited and on a first-come-first-served basis!! Contributions for refreshments will be appreciated." CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS and ENGLAND ATHLETICS REGISTRATION... ...for 2016-17 are now overdue. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:. WIMBLEDON COMMON WEDNESDAY EVENING TRAIL SERIES The Wimbledon Common Trail Series organised by Andy Bickerstaff and the Good Run Guide is back for its third year. The remaining dates are Wednesday 1st June for another 5 miler and Wednesday July 6th for an 8 miler. Both are 7pm starts. Details and entry:. CONGRATULATIONS... ...to Becky Hall and Rob Curtis who are to be married next Friday (June 3rd). Celebrations will continue over to Saturday morning when all Ranelagh Harriers are invited to join the happy couple at the Kingston parkrun. STRAGGLERS / RANELAGH JUNIOR HANDICAP SERIES The summer series of junior handicap races has become a joint enterprise between The 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. The second race was last week, remaining dates and organisers are shown below. Full details, including parental consent forms, are here:. Thursday 9th June (Stragglers) Thursday 23rd June (Stragglers) Thursday 14th July (Ranelagh) Thursday 1st September (Stragglers) METER MAGAZINE The following article by Meter magazine editor Andy Waterman features Ranelagh's Carl Selya-Hammer:. BEER MILE WORLD CLASSIC Sunday 31st July at Barnet Copthall stadium The beer mile has become an established event in North America and is now spreading to the UK. Basically it's one beer, one 400m lap, one beer, one lap, one beer, one lap, one beer and one last lap. American Lewis Kent holds men's the record at a staggering (literally) 4m47s and fastest woman is another American Erin O'Mara at 6m08s. Do we have any beer drinkers in the club??? See www.beermile.com/. 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 ) Sunday 5th June Dorking 10 miles. GP and Surrey League event, includes county and club championship. 9am start. Details:. Saturday 11th June Mini Mob Match v The Stragglers incorporated into the Crane Park parkrun. Sunday 19th June Richmond 10km. 9am start. See above. 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 *************** GREEN BELT RELAY Saturday 21st - Sunday 22 May Organisers Leeanne Bryce and Ashleigh Ferris report: "On the weekend of May 21st and 22nd, 33 of Ranelagh's finest gathered at Hampton Court Palace for the 20th Green Belt Relay. Hosted by Stragglers the event attracted 40 teams for the 2016 run, the largest attendance yet. For those not familiar with the race the Green Belt Relay is a 22 stage, 220 mile relay which circumnavigates the M25 and is run in teams of 11 with an overnight break in Essex. While this might conjure up images of miserable motorway running it is exactly the opposite - the route takes in some of the most beautiful landscapes and pretty towns in the area from Hampton Court to St Albans through Epping Forest and back by Box Hill finishing at the Hawker Centre. This year Ranelagh sent three teams - a mixed Vets team and two open mixed teams. With 22 stages, 2 minibuses and 2 cars, 33 people, 6 marshal posts and food and accommodation this is a full on weekend with runners averaging 20 miles of running, but it is a really fun weekend and its appeal to runners of mixed pace adds to its charm. At the end of the weekend the winning categories were Serpentine Open Men, Serpentine Ladies, Thames Hare and Hounds Open Mixed and Sandhurst Joggers Vets. For Ranelagh the open mixed team 1 were in 5th place overall and 2nd open mixed team, the Vets team were in 20th place overall and 4th Vets and the open mixed team 2 were 38th overall - an amazing result with great runs from all. We had one stage win from Marie Synnott-Wells on stage 17 on Sunday and a lot of 2nd places. Special thanks to all who helped with the organisation - Dave Lawley was champion of the mini bus driving team with Mark Herbert, Rob Curtis and Ted Mockett, Wyn Williams and Karima Graham manned a great water station at Chertsey Bridge and Tom Reay travelled tirelessly on both days to meet the marshal points and lend support. All the runners were cheerful throughout and showed a lot of Ranelagh spirit. We are already looking forward to next year and if anybody is interested or wants to know more about the event please contact us or speak to us at the club. The race attracts some really strong teams and there is a clear opening for us to compete in all categories especially if we can field a strong ladies team next year." WOODLAND WOGGLE Sunday 15th May at Puttenham Common Dave Lawley reports: "Herbie [Mark Herbert] took a great win today at the 'Woodland Woggle' a thoroughly deserved win as he was just taking in the sights and pointing out the bluebells, as I was feeling the effects of Eurovision and Alex Morgan led out but couldn't hold him off. A Ranelagh 1,2,3 in a beautiful, lovely, hilly run. Vaughan Ramsay also won the 6k, although I'm not sure why he did the shorter distance. I think Mark tricked him into entering it. Suffice to say that it worked. The 'Woodland Woggle' - a low key fun run!" 10km 1 Mark Herbert 40.43 2 Alex Morgan 40.54 3 Dave Lawley 41.47 10 G Scott (unatt) 46.05 (1st woman) 161 Heather Martingell 68.54 162 Mike White 68.55 206 Ellie Lawley 72.27 207 Cathy Holman 72.27 218 Alan Meaden 73.12 231 David Meaden 74.29 6km 1 Vaughan Ramsay 27.32 STAINES 10km Sunday 15th May 1 J Samson (Datchet) 33.31 (chip time 33.30) 3 T Jones (Belg) 34.43 (34.43 - 1st woman) 57 Rob Curtis 43.56 (43.52) BOGNOR PROM 10km Sunday 15th May 1 A Kirk-Smith (Lon H) 33.12 (chip time 33.09) 12 E Montiel (Ports) 38.13 (38.10 - 1st woman) 45 David Rowe (BRTZR) 41.07 (41.01) 1321 Sharon Rowe 76.45 (73.36) GODALMING RUNS Sunday 15th May This event has 5k and 10k options, both starting in the centre of Godalming before climbing an immense hill onto the plateau on which Charterhouse School is perched. Sonia Rowland was the leading over 55 in the 5k race. 5km 1 T Blamey (G&G) 17.47 34 Sonia Rowland 24.25 64 Steve Rowland 28.27 STOCKLEY PARK 10km Sunday 15th May 1 K McMorran (Ips J) 34.10 68 Daniel Chiechi 44.23 RUN THROUGH WIMBLEDON COMMON HALF MARATHON Sunday 15th May 1 A Blythe (unatt) 80.13 5 Chris Bundhun 85.50 GREEN PARK ROYAL BERKSHIRE 10km Sunday 15th May at Reading Angus Cater reports: "Thanks to the marvellous Nick Twomey of Runners High, I cut 3 minutes 40 seconds off my most recent 10k time today. He has been working with me over the last five weeks, building my strength and speed. If I could replicate that in a Half Marathon I would do sub 1.46. Thanks Nick." 1 S Goldsworthy (Read U) 33.40 (chip time 33.40) 490 Angus Cater 53.13 (52.58) EUROPEAN MASTERS NON-STADIA CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd May at Monte Gordo, Portugal Heather Martingell and Colin Brett were amongst a British contingent of almost 100 who made the trip to the Algarve. The programme consisted of a 10k, a cross-country relay, a 20k/30k walk and a Half Marathon. Heather and Colin competed in the relay and the Half Marathon. In the relay on the Saturday morning, Colin's team finished 21st overall and 5th in the M50 class, while Heather's W40s finished 24th overall and fourth in their category. The following day saw the Half Marathon where Heather won a bronze medal in the W35 team race. Colin Brett's over 50s squad placed 4th in their category. 3 x 2k Relay (Women) 1 Spain W35s 24.17 2 Switzerland W40s 25.00 (1st W40s) 24 Great Britain W40s 32.44 3 x 4k Relay (Men) 1 Portugal M40s 42.04 10 Ireland M50s 45.14 (1st M50s) 21 Great Britain M50s 49.27 Half Marathon 1 J Varela (Portugal) 1:07.26 50 J Martin (Spain) 1:17.48 (1st woman) 105 Colin Brett 1:24.55 304 Heather Martingell 1:48.05 THE 23rd TH&H PARKLAND RELAYS Wednesday 25th May in Richmond Park Peter Fordham reports: "There's a very special mix of sociability and competitiveness at the Parkland Relays on a spring evening in Richmond Park. It has to be one of the best inter-club events around. A hundred teams entered from the main clubs around South West London to compete on a course of just under 3 miles x 4 legs.The event is open to all, but at the 'top end' many of the clubs entered their elite. Leading the field home were Belgrave Harriers, with Paskar Owor recording the fastest leg with 13.57. Ranelagh Seniors came a remarkable 6th, compared to 9th last year, and were only 19 seconds off 4th place. Alex Morgan was the fastest in 15.23, followed by Dave Lawley in 15.25, Mark Herbert in 15.43 and Nick Twomey in 15.44. It should be noted that most of them still had the Green Belt Relay in their legs.The Vets 'A' team performance was just as good, finishing 4th in their category and 16th overall. Colin Brett was the fastest in 16.45, followed by Paul Sinton-Hewitt in 17.14, Vaughan Ramsey in 17.28 and Simon Martin in 18.13. A late withdrawal prevented the Vets 'B' team making a complete team, however Peter Fordham, Andy Bickerstaff and Trevor Maguire completed their legs." ITU TRIATHLON WORLD CUP Saturday 14th May in Yokohama Gill Sanders writes: "Not my best of days in Yokohama today BUT I've qualified for my second Olympic Games." 1 G Jorgensen (USA) 1:56.02 (swim 20.30, T1 0.58, bike 61.51, T2 0.28, run 32.15) 49 Gill Sanders (RSA) 2:03.41 (20.47, 1.00, 64.54, 0.27, 36.36) 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 14th May Richmond Park Jordan Mungovan 16.57 (76.20%), Tom Bradley 18.20 (73.64% and jnr), Peter Faull 18.49 (69.35%), Lars Lundqvist 19.11 (67.77%), Bill Neely 20.37 (75.18%), Jess Harbert 21.40 (70.62% and jnr), Amrut Sharma 21.59 (PB), Cecily Day 23.48 (jnr), Ellie Luxmoore 24.40 (jnr), Sam Rushby 25.47 (66.00% and jnr), Daniel Rushby 26.11 (jnr), James Rushby 29.13 (jnr), Ben Rushby 31.21 (PB and jnr), Bronwen Northmore 31.29 (65.38%) Bushy Park David Ready 18.11 (70.94% and =PB), Nick Wright 18.11 (75.07%), Sacha Kennedy 20.05 (78.26% and jnr), Paul Sinton-Hewitt 21.41 (70.87%), Léonie Kennedy 21.47 (72.15% and jnr), Christine Palmer 22.00 (67.73% and PB), Ashleigh Ferris 23.19 (PB), Finlay Sinclair 23.42 (jnr), Ali Kennedy 24.20 (71.58%), Louise Beal 28.08 (PB), Jackie Dunkley 29.09 (65.64%) Bedfont Lakes Owen Delaney 22.41 (PB) Old Deer Park Eirin McDaid 16.55 (76.35%), Kris Davidson 19.45 (69.62%), Wiebke Kortum 21.47 (75.13% and PB), Chris Cato 22.04 (PB)), Matt Aikin 23.51 (jnr) Cardiff Megan de Silva 18.14 (81.54%) Kingston Alison Dicks 25.10 (PB) Southsea Alan Davidson 25.20 (68.82%) Tooting Common Phil Jackson 23.17 (72.73% and PB) Whitley Bay Rick Jenner 18.59 (71.38%) Gunnersbury Park Jonathan Smith 17.34 (73.62% and PB) Crane Park Colin Brett 18.29 (81.06%), Simon Collingridge 21.18 (74.02%), James Barber 22.29 (68.94%), Phil Roberts 22.38 (65.68%), Kate Brook 23.56 (PB) Osterley Park Mark Herbert 18.05 (72.53%), Rebecca Northmore 21.58 (67.37%) Fountains Abbey Peter Weir 18.05 (72.53%), Karen Weir 22.54 (67.69%) MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 15th May 1 L Paskin (Lon W) 8.15 11 H Odone (unatt) 9.54 (1st girl) 23 Ciara McLaren 10.45 33 Theo Doyle 11.48 42 Sam Doyle 12.22 71 Angus O'Brien 16.55 parkruns Saturday 21st May Richmond Park Tom Bradley 18.45 (72.00% and jnr), Michael Everard 19.16 (72.49%), John Shaw 19.23 (79.97%), Alberto Esguevillas 20.52 (66.93%), John Hobson 21.18 (69.25%), Jess Harbert 21.33 (71.00% and jnr), Daniel Rushby 23.35 (66.93%), Cecily Day 23.43 (jnr), Sam Rushby 24.32 (69.36% and jnr), Ellie Luxmoore 24.42 (jnr), Ben Rushby 31.06 (PB and jnr), James Rushby 31.07 (jnr) Bushy Park Nick Wright 18.17 (74.66%), Chris Bundhun 18.33 (71.07%), Sasha Kennedy 19.55 (78.91%), Finlay Sinclair 21.48 (70.18% and PB and jnr) Old Deer Park Eirin McDaid 16.52 (76.58% and PB), Trevor Maguire 19.35 (75.32%), Jonathan Moore 19.37 (73.41%), Bruce McLaren 20.39 (70.86%), Peter Weir 20.40 (71.37%), Matt Aikin 23.32 (jnr), Karen Weir 23.44 (65.31%), Luke Maguire 25.35 (jnr) Kingston Tom Reay 24.50 (68.79%) Tooting Common Phil Jackson 24.17 (69.73%) Brockwell Park James Whistler 18.40 (69.11%) Gunnersbury Park Rob Wise 21.11 (73.80%) Wormwood Scrubs Pete Warren 27.26 (76.29%) Tilgate Duncan Mallison 20.26 (67.29%) Gladstone Clare Fowler 22.15 (67.64%), Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.20 (66.97%) Crane Park Claire Warner 26.24 (PB), Josie Kearey 26.53 (jnr) Burgess Park Alan Davidson 24.31 (71.11%) Osterley Park James Barber 23.05 (67.15% and PB), Lynne Barber 27.34 (64.81%), Christine David 29.54 (PB) MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 22nd May 1 B Freer (SMUC) 7.59 28 Oliver Beal 10.00 FINALLY... 42 year-old Jo Pavey, who is still seeking to qualify for her fifth Olympics, should take heart: the men's Olympic Marathon looks set to include at least two over 40s. Aussie Scott Westcott - in his Olympics debut! - will join the USA's Meb Keflezighi on the starting line in Rio.