Newsdesk 2016

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 476             27th May 2016
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 *  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
 *  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
 *  Help needed for our Richmond 10km on 19th June

 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:. 

 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

 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." 

 ...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 aachrisowens@yahoo.co.uk. 

 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:. 

 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:.  

 ...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.

 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)

 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/.  

 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 ranelagh-harriers-juniors.com/. 

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 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

 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

 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!"

 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

 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.

 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

 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)

 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

 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)

 Megan de Silva 18.14 (81.54%)

 Alison Dicks 25.10 (PB)

 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)

 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%)

 Duncan Mallison 20.26 (67.29%) 

 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

 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.