Newsdesk 2016

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 482             19th August 2016
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 *  Megan de Silva and Eirin McDaid lead our teams at the Wimbledon Dash 5k
 *  Megan wins the Surrey championship bronze and the women's team of Megan,
     Laura Blazey and Suzy Whatmough win golds
 *  Ranelagh women win the Surrey Road League title, men place second
 *  Individual League titles for Megan and Marie Synnott-Wells  
 *  Nick Wright finishes 3rd in Bushy Park 10k
 *  Heather Martingell is first woman in Vets AC 5 miles
 *  Surrey Road Relays on Saturday 3rd September at Wimbledon Park
 *  Opening Run - club photo and Thomas Cup 3.8m handicap on Saturday 10th
 OPENING RUN and THOMAS CUP 6km HANDICAP  Saturday 10th September in Richmond
 The Opening Run of our 136th season takes place on Saturday 10th September.
 All members are very welcome to come along. Proceedings will begin with the
 annual club photograph at about 2.45pm in the Park opposite the clubhouse.
 Then it'll be the Thomas Cup handicap over our usual 3.8m/6km "mob match"
 course, starting as soon as we can get everyone up the hill to the start by
 Sidmouth Wood. Please register for the handicap in the clubhouse BEFORE the
 photo, or we'll be running late. 

 SURREY ROAD RELAYS  Saturday 3rd September at the Wimbledon Park track. 
 Start time for the county road relays is 12 noon. All categories start
 together - senior men and women, men over 40, over 50 and over 60 and women
 over 35 and over 45. We'll be hoping to enter teams in all categories. The
 relays are all contested over four stages of about three miles each, with
 the exception of the senior men who run six stages and the men over 60 and
 women over 45 who run only three. Contact the captains/team managers if
 you'd like to run (see What's Coming below).  

 WEE & PEE 5km  Saturday 3rd September at Staines-upon-Thames
 This is a low key 5k race up and down the Thames tow-path organised by the
 Wheatsheaf and Pigeon pub (aka the Wee and Pee) in Penton Road,
 Staines-upon-Thames. It's Andy Hayward and Michele Gibson's local and this
 year the race will be sponsored by Andy's Thames Side Brewery. Start time is
 1pm. Andy writes: "I know it clashes with the Surrey Road Relays, but we're
 suggesting that the runners from that come over to ours for the beers and
 BBQ in the afternoon afterwards - all welcome. Our own beers will be on at
 the pub, and there will be a bbq at our place later on." All those not on
 active duty at the relays will of course be welcome for the race.

 Petersham Road is now closed until 4th September for  gas main replacement
 works. The clubhouse will still be accessible on foot or by bike but
 vehicles will only be able to reach Cedar Heights from the Richmond
 direction. Full details here:.   

 Final leading scores after all ten events are:
 Jonathan Smith 76, Chris Bundhun 67, Ian Kenton 59, Richard Gregory 56,
 James Whistler 51, Megan de Silva 48, Nick Impey 32, Steve Whitehead 31,
 Mark Herbert 30, Nick Wright 27, Dave Lawley 26, Ted Mockett 23, Marie
 Synnott-Wells 21, Mick Lane 20, Kris Davidson 19  
 Megan de Silva 48, Marie Synnott-Wells 33, Michelle Davies 23, Suzy
 Whatmough 21, Laura Blazey 20, Rebecca Northmore 12, Wiebke Kortum 11,
 Heather Martingell 10, Emma Wellham 7, Sally Bamford 6, Bronwen Northmore 6
 Men Over 40
 Duncan Mallison 21, Paul Doyle 20, Stewart Anderson 20, Steve Whitehead 18,
 Liam Griffin 17, Kris Davidson 11, Michael Everard 11, Rob Curtis 10, Bruce
 McLaren 9, Vaughan Ramsay 8 
 Women Over 40
 Wiebke Kortum 24, Ellen Clague 15, Hannah Doyle 11, Rachel Smith 9, Ann
 Kearey 6, Hedy Lorant 6, Colette Doran 6, Tamsin Burland 6, Maya Farah 5,
 Sally Dell 5
 Men Over 50
 Stephen Logue 38, Mick Lane 27, Chris Read 16, Alan Meaden 14, Bill Neely
 13, Phil Roberts 11, David Meaden 11, Trevor Maguire 10, Chris Owens 10,
 Steve Aikin 8, Peter Fordham 7 
 Women Over 50
 Marie Synnott-Wells 48, Heather Martingell 30, Sally Bamford 17, Bronwen
 Northmore 13, Fiona Hopwood 13, Carol Aikin 10, Penny Merrett 10, Deborah
 Blakemore 8, Paula Maguire 6, Lorna Smith 6 

 It was a fairly close-run thing for the Open title but in the end Jonathan
 Smith established a nine point lead over Chris Bundhun. Megan de Silva
 placed 6th overall and was naturally the runaway winner of the Women's class
 ahead of Marie Synnott-Wells. The closest finish came in the Men Over 40
 category where Duncan Mallison held off Paul Doyle by a single point.
 Stephen Logue was the comfortable winner of the Men Over 50 class ahead of
 Mick Lane, as was Marie Synnott-Wells in the Women Over 50 class, with
 Heather Martingell second. Winner of the Women Over 40 category was Wiebke
 Kortum and runner-up was Ellen Clague whose run in the Wimbledon 5km was -
 very sadly for us - her final race in Ranelagh colours before she returns
 home to Canada. We send all best wishes with her.  

 157 members completed at least one of the races. Full GP details and
 scoreboard here:.   

 The Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5k was the seventh and final race in the
 2016 Surrey Road League. Full League positions will shortly be here:.
 Our women's and men's teams finished first and second respectively and
 individual titles went to Megan de Silva and Marie Synnott-Wells. See the 5k
 race report below for more details.

 ...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:. 

 The summer series of junior handicap races is now a joint enterprise between
 The Stragglers and Ranelagh. The races are all on Thursday evenings and are
 open to all under 18s. Registration is at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. There's
 only one race left, which will be on September 1st at the Hawker Centre.
 Full details, including parental consent forms, are here:. 

 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  )      

 Thursday 1st September          Final race in the Stragglers/Ranelagh junior
 handicap series. 7.30pm start at the Hawker Centre, see above for details.

 Saturday 3rd September          Surrey County road relays at Wimbledon Park.
 12 noon start. See above.

 Sunday 4th September            Middlesex County 10km championship at
 Victoria Park, Hackney. 10.30am start.  Details:. 

 Saturday 10th September        Opening Run and Thomas Cup 3.8m handicap in
 Richmond Park, preceded by the annual club photo. See above.

 Sunday 25th September          South of England Road Relays (men and women)
 at Bedford Autodrome

 Saturday 1st October              Page Cup 5 miles handicap in Richmond
 Park. 3pm start.

 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

 PERSEVERANCE WIMBLEDON DASH 5km  Sunday 14th August in Wimbledon Park
 The 5km is always the last and least supported of the seven events that go
 to make up the Surrey Road League. Indeed, it really only exists in order to
 round off the league - all but a handful of the 211 finishers represented
 one of the 33 league clubs. The course is similar to that used for the
 Surrey Road Relays in a few weeks' time. It's about 3 miles, starting and
 ending on the track in Wimbledon Park, with a tough climb in the opening
 mile past the All England tennis courts and up to Wimbledon Village. It then
 drops back down before re-entering the Park for a deceptive drag up to the
 stadium. It's quite a tough course if you're not fit, but at the front they
 made light work of it. Belgrave's Phil Wicks recorded a nifty 15.19 almost
 half a minute clear of Guildford and Godalming's Tom Griffiths. Ranelagh's
 Eirin McDaid ran a strong race for 5th place in 16.38 and he was followed
 home by Ian Kenton, Ted Mockett and Jonathan Smith. This run secured the
 Ranelagh Road Grand Prix Open title for Jonathan. See above for more details
 on the GP. 

 Megan de Silva has dominated the women's section of our Grand Prix, and also
 the senior women's class in the Surrey Road League. Third place today
 brought her a Surrey Championships bronze medal as well as a county team
 gold with Laura Blazey and Suzy Whatmough. Ranelagh achieved a clean sweep
 in the senior women's category in the League, with Laura, Michelle Davies
 and Suzy second, third and fourth behind Megan's victory. There was an
 individual title too for Marie Synnott-Wells in the League W45 class, while
 in the W55 class Bronwen Northmore finished 5th. To round off a highly
 successful summer, the Ranelagh women also walked off with the League team

 Last year it was the Ranelagh men's team who topped their League table, but
 this year Reigate Priory were clearly targeting the competition and were
 just too consistent for Ranelagh, who had to settle for second place. In the
 individual classes Jonathan Smith, Ian Kenton and Chris Bundhun finished
 5th, 6th and 7th in the senior men category, Stephen Logue was 8th in the
 M50s and Alan and David Meaden were 6th and 7th over 60s. Stephen, Alan,
 Chris and Megan were amongst only a handful in the entire League who
 completed all seven races.             

 NIGHT TRAIL LA JABEGA  Saturday 6th August in Ricon de la Victoria, Spain
 Alberto Esguevillas reports: 
 "I ran in the 1st Night Trail La Jabega in el Ricon de la Victoria near
 Malaga in Spain on Saturday 6th August. It was a 16km night trail run and my
 time was 1h46m."

 1   D Garcia (Spain)       1:14.34
 84  Alberto Esguevillas    1:46.12

 RUN THROUGH BATTERSEA PARK 10km  Saturday 6th August
 Paul Doyle writes:
 "The time was a little faster than expected, so the course might have been a
 bit short."

 1   D Kiralyfi (Herc Wimb) 33.20
 9   Jonathan Moore         38.06
 10  Paul Doyle             38.16 

 BUSHY PARK 10km  Sunday 7th August
 Nick Wright finished 3rd.

 1   F Janczak (unatt)      35.50
 3   Nick Wright            38.39  

 SRI CHINMOY 5km   Monday 8th August at Battersea Park
 Great runs by Megan de Silva and Suzy Whatmough, 4th and 6th in the women's

 1   O le Polain (Lon Hth)  15.35
 19  S McCall (SLH)         16.37  (1st woman)
 49  Megan de Silva         17.45
 82  Suzy Whatmough         18.49
 165 Mike White             23.55
 186 Alan Davidson          25.42
 190 Deepa Sharma           26.38

 1   B Goddard  (UKNet)     1:15.29
 8   Nick Twomey            1:20.35
 353 Colette Doran          2:04.21
 BURNHAM BEECHES 10km  Sunday 14th August
 1   A Scott (Wargrave)     37.22
 91  Pete Warren            58.15                       

 VETERANS AC 5 miles  Tuesday 16th August in Battersea Park
 Heather Martingell was the leading woman and Alan Davidson was first M65.

 1   D Annetts (N Herts)    27.41
 16  Heather Martingell     36.53
 21  Alan Davidson          42.15  

 parkrun results...
 ...showing all PBs, all performances with an age-graded percentage of 65%
 and above, and all junior results. For this week's full Ranelagh results
 follow this link:.  From this  screen you can also access the
 previous week's Ranelagh results. 

 parkruns Saturday 6th August

 Bushy Park
 Nick Wright 17.37 (77.48%). James Whistler 18.51 (68.14%), Dan Wilson 19.40
 (71.53%), Simon Rothwell 22.31 (72.46%), Rachel Revett 23.33 (64.54%), Kevin
 Jacques 24.56 (PB), Finlay Sinclair 25.03 (jnr)

 Richmond Park
 Bill Neely 20.00 (78.17%), Zoe Hall 21.59 (67.78%), John Hobson 22.16
 (66.77%), Tomas Sterner 23.44 (65.31%), Marcus Gohar 23.45 (65.26%), Anna
 Reichwald 25.00 (71.47% and PB), Andrew Brown 25.10 (66.03%), 
 Sam Rushby 26.58 (jnr), Livvy Ricketts 28.00 (jnr), Ben Rushby 32.22 (jnr)

 Bedfont Lakes
 Ian Kenton 17.23 (76.84%)

 Hackney Marshes
 Carl Assmundson 16.41 (77.32%)

 Old Deer Park
 Eirin McDaid 16.56 (76.28%), Dave Lawley 18.12 (72.44% and PB), Kris
 Davidson 18.55 (72.69%), Trevor Maguire 19.55 (74.64%), Clare Fowler 22.03
 (68.25%), Tor Heron-Brett 30.04 (jnr)

 Nathaniel Bond 25.00 (71.20% and jnr and PB)

 Alan Davidson 25.25 (68.59%)

 Nonsuch Park
 Jonathan Smith 17.35 (73.74%)

 Crane Park 
 Michelle Davies 20.33 (72.51% and PB), Phil Roberts 21.54 (67.88% and PB)

 Northala Fields
 Mark Herbert 18.20 (71.55%), Lee Davies 20.11 (67.63%)

 Mike Peace 24.48 (68.28%)

 Dalby Forest
 Phil Jackson 25.01 (67.69%)

 Simon Taylor 23.35 (PB)

 parkruns Saturday 13th August

 Bushy Park
 Nick Wright 17.50 (76.54%). Owen Delaney 19.17 (70.27%), Simon Rothwell
 22.31 (72.46%), Rachel Revett 23.31 (64.64%)
 Richmond Park
 Lars Lundqvist 18.24 (70.05%), Bill Neely 19.41 (79.42%), Lydia Louw 20.17
 (82.00% and jnr), John Hobson 22.06 (67.27%), Steve Aikin 22.35 (65.83%),
 Anna Reichwald 24.17 (73.58% and PB), Carol Aikin 26.19 (65.29%) 

 Banstead Woods
 Deepa Sharma 27.52 (PB)

 Tramore, Waterford
 Trevor Maguire 19.08 (77.70%)

 Old Deer Park
 Bruce McLaren 20.56 (69.90%)

 Nonsuch Park
 Duncan Mallison 19.06 (71.99%), Paul Rider 20.49 (72.62%)

 Verka Lafeuille 22.30 (66.89% and PB)

 Alistair Ritchie 24.16 (PB)

 Alan Davidson 25.25 (68.59%)

 Jo Sinton-Hewitt 26.15 (65.46%)

 Crane Park 
 Phil Roberts 22.02 (67.47%), Kevin Jacques 24.34 (PB), Ann Kearey 25.05

 Northala Fields
 Mark Herbert 18.43 (70.08%), Vaughan Ramsay 20.14 (69.03%)

 Mike Peace 26.03 (65.00%)

 Dalby Forest
 Phil Jackson 24.05 (70.31%)

 Simon Taylor 23.26 (65.01% and PB)

 Jells (Australia)
 David Locke 25.42 (73.74%)
 From The Observer:
 "According to the latest research, our physical endurance is determined by
 our 'perception of effort' - how much work the brain thinks that the body
 has done. But the brain can be tricked. In one study, Professor Samuele
 Marcora and colleagues asked people to pedal an exercise bike at a fixed
 pace for as long as possible. Unbeknown to the participants, a screen in
 front of them was flashing up subliminal images for 1/16th of a second at a
 time. Cyclists flashed images of sad faces rode for 22m 22s on average.
 Those shown happy faces reported less perceived exertion and rode for three
 minutes longer. Marcora now wants to develop a pair of goggles that could
 flash up this kind of image at athletes while they are out training."