Newsdesk 2016

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 479             8th July 2016
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 *  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
 *  Elmore 7 miles is the next GP and League event

 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
 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 angus.cater@gmail.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.

 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.   

 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. 

 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:. 

 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. 

 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 awards@wildbunchmedia.co.uk asap.
 (Please note this is for Ranelagh Harriers only, do not share with any other
 people, non-club members will not be accepted.)"

 Leading scores after six events (up to and including the Richmond 10k) are:
 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 
 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:.   

 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:.  

 ...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:. 

 Our summer barbecue will be held at the clubhouse on Sunday 24th July after
 the Elmbridge 10k. All welcome, no need to book. 

 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)

 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  )      

 Tuesday 12th July           Coad Cup 5 miles handicap. 7.15pm start. See

 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

 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

 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  Tuesday 5th July starting at 8.30pm in the
 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) 
 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)
     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%) 

 Alan Davidson 25.43 (67.79%)

 Brockwell Park
 James Whistler 18.13 (70.81%)

 Jackson Creegan 16.18 (79.24% and PB), Jonathan Smith 17.16 (75.10% and PB),
 Lydia Louw 19.44 (84.29% and jnr)

 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)

 Duncan Mallison 19.48 (69.44%)

 Luton Wardown
 Heather Martingell 23.34 (71.99%)

 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%)

 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%)

 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 

 You don't get this in Richmond Park!
 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.