*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 479 8th July 2016 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Club website up and running again * James Whistler finishes 2nd in the Caterham Half Marathon * Coad Cup 5 miles handicap on Tuesday 12th July at 7.15pm. Please arrive early! * Elmore 7 miles is the next GP and League event ATTENTION PLEASE **************** RANELAGH WEBSITE We're pleased to report that our website is up and running again after problems with our existing server which necessitated moving to a new one. This was a lengthy process and Ken Powley then had to reload all the pages that had been lost when the server crashed. Thanks to Ken for sorting this out and thanks to you all for your patience! COAD CUP 5 miles handicap Tuesday 12th July in Richmond Park 7.15pm start As a break from our normal Tuesday night training sessions we have our annual five miles summer handicap in the Park. All members are welcome to take part. Please note that only the second half of the route is likely to be flagged. The first half should be familiar to most and some groups have done recce runs. More info and a map here:. Two pleas from the officials: 1 PLEASE arrive early at the clubhouse if you can. This will help avoid long queues to register and assign handicaps. 2 If you haven't run in a club event before, please e-mail our handicapper Angus Cater email@example.com to let him know you're thinking of taking part. He will need some idea of your pace - e.g. a parkrun time or just a guesstimate. This doesn't commit you to running but will save time at registration if you do. NEW MEMBERS... If you have become a Ranelagh member in the last few months but have not yet run in one of our races, and if you think you might take part in a race in the future...our handicapper Angus Cater would also like to hear from you so that he might have a starting point for you for calculating your handicap. See the Coad Cup details above. NEXT ROAD GRAND PRIX and SURREY ROAD LEAGUE EVENTS - ELMORE 7 miles on Saturday 16th July and ELMBRIDGE 10k on Sunday 24th July The Elmore 7m is on a rolling country lanes course and is held in conjunction with the Chipstead Village Fair and Flower Show. Start time is 2pm. Details and entries:. Only 20 Ranelagh entries so far! After the Elmore comes the Elmbridge 10km on Sunday 24th July, with a 9am start at the Xcel Leisure Centre by the river at Walton-on-Thames. It's a flat course, part road and part Thames towpath. Entries here:. 40 Ranelagh entries so far. NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB It's the Wedding Day race in Bushy Park on Friday 29th July, starting at 7.30pm. It's a flat 7km, partly grass, partly tarmac but all inside the Park. There's a mob match trophy for the club with the biggest turnout, and we have begun to view it rather proprietorially. The race isn't until the end of July but it's popular and often hits its entry maximum. Nearly 400 entries are already in, including 60 Ranelagh early birds. Don't miss it! Entry and details:. CHRIS BRASHER PONDS RUN Tuesday 19th July Our annual tribute to Olympic Gold medallist, London Marathon founder and long-time Ranelagh Harrier Chris Brasher. The idea is to visit each of the 20+ ponds to be found in Richmond Park - or as many as you can manage. 7pm start. Keep an eye on our website - nearer the time there will be a map and other info about the run. RUNNING AWARDS Rick Jenner writes: "The Men's And Women's Running Awards 2016 need helpers. (And there might be some free kit in it for you too!) They have kindly asked us to help, and need runners of all abilities and levels, to put a range of running kit, nutrition and gadgets through their paces. Then to provide honest and frank reviews and ultimately determine which brands and products walk off with the awards. Testing takes place during August 2016 and you will need to be able to collect and return any kit to the clubhouse during that period. To register your interest and get more information please email Jayne Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org asap. (Please note this is for Ranelagh Harriers only, do not share with any other people, non-club members will not be accepted.)" RANELAGH ROAD GRAND PRIX Leading scores after six events (up to and including the Richmond 10k) are: Open Richard Gregory 46, Chris Bundhun 39, Jonathan Smith 33, Steve Whitehead 31, Megan de Silva 27, Ian Kenton 26, James Whistler 26, Dave Lawley 22, Nick Impey 20, Kris Davidson 19, Mick Lane 17 Women Megan de Silva 30, Marie Synnott-Wells 17, Michelle Davies 16, Laura Blazey 10, Rebecca Northmore 10, Suzy Whatmough 9, Wiebke Kortum 6, Heather Martingell 6 Men Over 40 Steve Whitehead 18, Duncan Mallison 11, Kris Davidson 11, Nick Wright 10, Paul Doyle 7, Jonathan Moore 6, Egis Vincel 6 Women Over 40 Wiebke Kortum 12, Ann Kearey 6, Hedy Lorant 6, Rachel Smith 6, Colette Doran 5, Maya Farah 5, Tamsin Burland 5, Ellen Clague 5, Sally Dell 5 Men Over 50 Mick Lane 21, Stephen Logue 20, Mick Lane 17, Bill Neely 13, Chris Read 10, Phil Roberts 9, Steve Aikin 8, Colin Brett 6, David Benton 6, Mike Peace 6 Women Over 50 Marie Synnott-Wells 24, Heather Martingell 15, Sally Bamford 13, Penny Merrett 9, Bronwen Northmore 7, Deborah Blakemore 7, Paula Maguire 6, Lorna Smith 6 128 members have completed at least one of the races. Next event is the Elmore 7 miles on Saturday 16th July. Full GP details and scoreboard here:. SURREY ROAD LEAGUE The Richmond 10k was the fourth of seven races in the Surrey Road League. The Ranelagh women's team currently holds a very healthy five points lead over Woking AC, while our men are joint leaders with Reigate Priory AC. However, each club will discard its worst two scores at the end of the season, so the position can change dramatically. In the individual competitions Megan de Silva leads in the Senior Women category, with Michelle Davies, Laura Blazey and Becky Northmore fourth, fifth and sixth. Marie Synnott-Wells is 5th in the W45s and Fiona Hopwood is 6th W55. Chris Bundhun is top of the rankings in the Senior Men class and David and Alan Meaden are 4th and 5th in the M60s. Full scoreboards here:. 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 email@example.com. 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:. SUMMER BARBECUE Our summer barbecue will be held at the clubhouse on Sunday 24th July after the Elmbridge 10k. All welcome, no need to book. THE 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 fourth race was on 23rd June, though results have yet to be published. Remaining dates and organisers are shown below. Full details, including parental consent forms, are available here:. Thursday 14th July (Stragglers) Thursday 1st September (Stragglers) 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 ) Tuesday 12th July Coad Cup 5 miles handicap. 7.15pm start. See above Thursday 14th July The Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series race 5. See above. Saturday 16th July Elmore 7 miles. 2pm start. Details and entries:. Tuesday 19th July Chris Brasher Ponds Run Sunday 24th July Elmbridge 10km. 9am start. Details and entries:. Followed by summer barbecue at the clubhouse. Friday 29th July Wedding Day 7km in Bushy Park. 7.30pm start. Details and entries:. Sunday 14th August Perseverance Wimbledon 5km. 9.30am start. Final race in our Road GP and the Surrey Road League. 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 www.parkrun.org.uk/events/juniorevents/. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday 5th July starting at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. The AGM was well attended and those present were not delayed long as there was nothing controversial to discuss. The club's Annual Report put together by Hon Sec Wyn Williams and the Financial Report prepared by Hon Treasurer David Rowntree were both accepted and the opportunity was taken to award David with the President's Prize in recognition of his sterling service as Treasurer for the past twenty-five years. All club officials were prepared to continue in their roles, the one exception being the appointment by club women's captain Becky (now to be known as Becky Curtis-Hall) of three new vice captains in Julia Bailey, Becky Northmore and Suzy Whatmough. LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 24th June in Hyde Park 1 K Spielmann (Midhurst) 16.22 11 Ian Kenton 17.32 68 Rob Wise 19.59 191 Alan Davidson 25.17 HARRY HAWKES 10 miles Sunday 26th June at Thames Ditton 1 G Gurney (VP&TH) 55.29 (chip time 55.28) 14 Chris Bundhun 60.07 (60.07) 25 Nick Wright 62.51 (62.49) 43 J Singer (VP&TH) 65.45 (65.38 - 1st woman) 252 Sarah Holland 84.02 (83.41) 272 Paul Wapshott 86.12 (85.48) 277 Hannah Doyle 86.26 (86.04) 278 Heather Martingell 86.26 (86.04) 497 Annemarie Goodridge 107.31 (107.01) 416 Bronwen Northmore 111.38 (111.03) ROUND SHEFFIELD RUN Sunday 26th June at Endcliffe Park This event is a novel concept, comprising 11 separate timed stages with a brief rest between each. Stages ranged from 2.9k down to 800m, with a 400m dash at the end. Competitors could run individually or in pairs. W40 Individual 1 P Wilkie (unatt) 1:23.07 65 Karen Weir 2:02.01 Mixed Pairs 1 S Rashid / J Rich (Steel City) 1:20.27 75 Paul & Jo Sinton-Hewitt 2:02.41 BEWL WATER 15 miles Sunday 3rd July Chris Bundhun reports: "The official endorsement, 'Voted 6th best race in the UK', doesn't quite do justice to this unique, bucolic event, situated in the heart of the High Weald. Bewl Water is the largest stretch of open water in the South-East, and Wadhurst Runners have devised a challenging 15-mile Multi-Terrain route, comprising much of the lake's perimeter, woodland paths and sections of country road. After the wettest June on record, it was anticipated that some of the ground would have softened; '...the worst course conditions we've ever had', proclaimed the race director at the start! Forewarned of the need for trail shoes, this presented an uncommon opportunity for summer cross-country, embraced by some 700 runners, a record number. With suitably located marshals, ample water stations, and a convivial finish replete with cakes and a brass band, the Bewl 15 may be enjoyed by a wide range of competitors. Tough on the legs-and this year, muddy-but as Heather remarked, 'cleansing for the soul'." 1 R Boorman (Hast) 1:28.53 (chip time 1:28.53) 17 Chris Bundhun 1:39.07 (1:39.07) 45 Mark Herbert 1:48.59 (1:48.46) 67 A Ellis (Hailsham) 1:52.45 (1:52.26 - 1st woman) 152 Marie Synnott-Wells 2:05.21 (2:05.10) 279 Lee Davies 2:18.08 (2:16.56) 391 Heather Martingell 2:29.31 (2:28.17) CATERHAM ROTARY HALF MARATHON Sunday 3rd July James Whistler nabbed second place. 1 C Compton (Kent) 1:19.41 2 James Whistler 1:21.04 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85 miles handicap Wednesday 6th July at Woking 1 A Mayger (unatt) 23.56 (actual time 23.56) 11 Sonia Rowland 26.30 (22.30) 13 Louise Piears 27.27 (22.27) 19 Steve Rowland 30.46 (30.01) Also Alan Davidson 22.56 WIMBLEDON COMMON TRAIL RACE 3 8 miles Wednesday 6th July This was the third and last of the summer evening trail race series organised by Andy Bix and the Good Run Guide. 1 T Grimes (E London) 45.11 13 Mark Herbert 50.54 21 J Rosa (Clapham) 53.17 (1st woman) 41 Ben Shore 58.59 79 Rachel Revett 66.22 108 Mike White 73.36 116 Peter Fordham 77.07 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. parkruns Saturday 25th June Richmond Park Tom Bradley 18.21 (73.57% and jnr), Jess Harbert 21.31 (71.11% and jnr), Steve Aikin 22.11 (67.02%), Zoe Hall 22.35 (65.98%), Ellie Luxmoore 24.05 (jnr), Matt Aikin 24.05 (jnr), Cecily Day 24.27 (jnr), Daniel Rushby 25.12 (jnr), Anna Reichwald 25.24 (70.34%), James Rushby 25.24 (jnr), Carol Aikin 25.33 (67.25%), Sam Rushby 26.04 (65.28%), Ben Rushby 30.52 (jnr) Bushy Park Nick Wright 18.41 (73.06%), Sacha Kennedy 20.39 (76.11% and jnr), Simon Rothwell 22.37 (72.14%) Southsea Alan Davidson 25.43 (67.79%) Brockwell Park James Whistler 18.13 (70.81%) Gunnersbury Jackson Creegan 16.18 (79.24% and PB), Jonathan Smith 17.16 (75.10% and PB), Lydia Louw 19.44 (84.29% and jnr) Barclay Dawn Bates 30.18 (PB) Bedfont Lakes James Barber 22.26 (69.09%), Lynne Barber 27.38 (65.50%) Crane Park Ted Mockett 17.52 (74.72%), Mark Herbert 19.23 (67.67%), Kevin Kearey 21.18 (68.15%), Jonny Brook 25.13 (jnr), Claire Warner 25.39 (PB) Tilgate Duncan Mallison 19.48 (69.44%) Luton Wardown Heather Martingell 23.34 (71.99%) Osterley Phil Jackson 24.41 (68.60%) Sheffield Castle Paul Sinton-Hewitt 22.03 (69.69%), Karen Weir 24.08 (64.23%), Jo Sinton-Hewitt 25.34 (67.21%) MOORMEAD JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 26th June 1 F Hawker (unatt) 7.45 26 Oliver Beal 10.02 parkruns Saturday 2nd July Richmond Park Jonathan Smith 17.55 (72.37%) Peter Faull 19.24 (67.27%), Suzy Whatmough 19.36 (75.51%), Bill Neely 19.58 (78.30%), Jess Harbert 21.40 (70.62% and jnr), Steve Aikin 21.57 (67.73%), Zoe Hall 22.21 (66.67% and PB), Cecily Day 23.09 (65.09% and jnr), Elisa Ferrua 23.12 (64.87%), Nick Fordham 24.33 (jnr), Anna Reichwald 25.05 (71.23% and PB), Carol Aikin 25.32 (67.30%), Ben Rushby 30.57 (jnr) Bushy Park Simon Rothwell 22.37 (72.14%), Finlay Sinclair 22.56 (66.72% and jnr) Hackney Marshes Carl Selya-Hammer 16.53 (78.08%) Old Deer Park Trevor Maguire 19.52 (74.24%) Southsea Alan Davidson 26.17 (66.33%) Gladstone Park Lloyd Camp 22.29 (67.23%) Crane Park Heather Martingell 23.17 (72.87%), Claire Warner 25.02 (PB), Lynne Barber 27.42 (65.34%) Osterley Park Dave Lawley 18.13 (72.37% and PB), Mark Herbert 19.17 (68.02%), Phil Jackson 24.28 (69.21%) Cranleigh Michelle Davies 22.41 (65.09%) Tooting Common Marie Synnott-Wells 20.51 (81.37%) BUSHY PARK JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 3rd July 1 L Jackson (Tiffin Sch) 6.49 10 Finlay Sinclair 8.30 117 Isla Sinclair 12.15 SAVILL GARDENS JUNIOR parkrun 2km Sunday 3rd July 1 P Kullar (WSEH) 7.07 126 James Ricketts 12.50 143 Thomas Lane 13.30 215 Connor Scally 17.48 233 Matthew Lane 21.44 FINALLY... You don't get this in Richmond Park! From NBC NEWS: A New Mexico marathon runner was less than 3 miles from the finish line of an organised mountain race when she climbed over a hilltop and saw a black bear charging at her. The female black bear attacked after Karen Williams unknowingly startled it and at least one of its cubs, which ran up a tree in Valles Caldera National Preserve. The mother bear scratched Williams and bit at her neck and head Saturday before she curled up and played dead. The mauling, considered rare for New Mexico, left Williams with multiple punctures and cuts. She said a "mean left hook" by the bear also fractured her right eye socket and ripped her eyelid, but her injuries miraculously were not life-threatening. "I tried to look around but was having trouble seeing much," the Los Alamos resident wrote in a Facebook post Monday, which wildlife officials confirmed. "I tried to sit up but was nauseated and my arms didn't seem to work right." After the bear and its three cubs wandered off, Williams said she lay alone in the wilderness for 30 minutes. Other runners in the Valles Calderas Runs event came along and rushed to her aid: One bolted to the next water station for help while others tended to her until emergency crews arrived. Williams was airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital, and she was released the next day.