Newsdesk 2017

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 499               20th April 2017
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 *  Carl Selya-Hammer, Nick Impey and Ted Mockett register a Ranelagh 1-2-3
     in the Thames Towpath 10 
 *  Suzy Whatmough and Wiebke Kortum lead the Ranelagh women 
 *  Marathons and beyond
 *  Good luck to our London Marathoners on Sunday
 *  Still time to enter or volunteer to help at our Half Marathon on April
 *  Subscriptions for 2017/18 are now due

 ...for 2017-18 are now due.
 The club membership fee includes the England Athletics registration and
 despite another increase in the England Athletics registration fee to £14,
 we are keeping our subscription rates unchanged for 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. 

 There is still time to volunteer to help at our half marathon - contact
 Tamsin ranelaghhalfhelpers@hotmail.co.uk . There is also still time
 to enter if you plan to run. We currently have just over 30 Ranelagh names
 in a total entry so far of approaching 900. The race is included in the
 Surrey Road League and our own Road Grand Prix, and is also the Surrey
 county championship. 8.30am start. Details and entry:   

 SUTTON 10km  Sunday 7th May
 Following our Half Marathon, this is the next race in the Surrey Road League
 and the Ranelagh Road Grand Prix. 9.30am start at Nonsuch Park. Details and entry:.
 Note the entry limit of 500 is usually reached.  

 RANELAGH RICHMOND 10k  Sunday 18th June
 Race Director Rick Jenner writes:
 "In a little over two months it'll be time for the Ranelagh 10k on Sunday
 18th June. Entries are now open, so please do visit here: to put
 your name down. 30 members already have. You may notice we've had to put
 prices up by £1 to £13 this year to account for the increased costs in
 putting on the event but it's still got to be the best value event around.
 In past years we've had a fantastic number of Ranelagh members enter, as
 well as great support from people helping out as marshals etc. We need over
 50 people to ensure the safe running of the event so if you can spare the
 time please email Hannah at ranelagh10khelpers@gmail.com. Whether you're
 running or helping, please put the date in your diaries and spread the word
 to friends and family."

 Last week's Towpath 10 was the opening race in our road Grand Prix. The
 second event is a spring Marathon - GP scores will be calculated on times
 recorded in any Marathon up to the date of the third GP race, which is our
 Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon on 30th April.  Scores and race details are
 here:. Subsequent races are the
 Sutton 10km on 7th May and the Dorking 10 miles on 4th June. 

 Andy Bickerstaff writes:
 "This is the 4th year your ever stressed Ranelagh Chief Race Organiser will
 be doing the trail series of races on Wednesday evenings on Wimbledon
 Common. The first race on 3rd May is already well over half full and as
 usual looking like a mob match between Clapham and Fulham. It would be good
 to see a few of my own club keeping their cross country skills alive over
 this summer and giving those clubs a race. Enter here: for 1st race  or
 click through to enter all 3. As ever a free bar is provided after the race
 for anyone who can help me out on the evenings - please get in touch
 andy.bickerstaff@goodrunguide.co.uk ."  

 The joint Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series begins on Thursday 27th
 April. There are six events altogether, the first taking place at the Hawker
 Centre and subsequent events at the Ranelagh clubhouse or at the Hawker
 Centre. Registration is from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Full details:. 

 Our annual "mini mob match" against the Stragglers will take place this year
 on Saturday 24th June, incorporated within the Bushy Park parkrun. Please
 note the date now, and opt for the Bushy Park parkrun that day rather than
 your usual favourite.

 Karen Weir writes:
 "Ex-Ranelagh head coach, Karen Weir, is launching a new 'Strength and
 Stretch' session aimed at runners looking to incorporate a strength and
 conditioning element into their regular training programme. The session will
 be held fortnightly on a Wednesday at St Mary's in Strawberry Hill and will
 include; warm up and mobility, specific strength exercises that target the
 common weaknesses in runners (using only body weight or very basic equipment
 so you can replicate them at home without needing a gym membership). The
 session will finish with a mobility and stretching component. Karen is
 offering the first session to Ranelagh members for £5, thereafter it is £10
 a session on a pay as you go basis (or £50 for 6 sessions bought in
 advance). When: Wednesday 26th April (and fortnightly thereafter)
 7.45-8.45pm. Where: Rehab Gym, St Mary's.
 Please email hello@runwithkaren.com for more  information or to reserve your place."

 We have another club job to fill - that of Assistant Clubhouse Manager. We
 need someone to help Clive Naish with routine maintenance jobs at the
 clubhouse (NOT cleaning). If you can help, please reply to this e-mail. 

 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. 

 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 23rd April               London Marathon

 Thursday 27th April             Stragglers / Ranelagh Junior Handicap Series
 race 1. 7.30pm start (register from 7pm) at the Hawker Centre. See above for

 Sunday 30th April               Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon.  Entry and details:.

 Sunday 7th May                 Sutton 10km.  Entry and details:.

 Sunday 4th June                Dorking 10 miles.  Entry and 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

 THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles  Sunday 9th April at Chiswick
 There was a highly impressive 1-2-3 from Ranelagh on this year's Towpath 10.
 Carl Selya-Hammer, Nick Impey and Ted Mockett were the stars of the show,
 all running impressive times. It will come as no great surprise that they
 won the team race, the prizes for which were of the liquid variety, the race
 being sponsored by Fuller's Brewery. Nick Wright, Jonathan Smith, Mick Lane
 and Richard Gurd also made it home inside 70 minutes on a warm morning. Suzy
 Whatmough, Wiebke Kortum and Elisa Ferrua finished 11th, 12th and 31st in
 the women's race, but Wiebke won a podium spot as second over 45. Finishing
 just behind Wiebke was Mark Herbert, the first running beer-can. Watch out
 for him in the 'London'!  

 MAVERICK INOV8 ORIGINAL DORSET RUN 22km  Saturday 8th April at Purbeck
 1   J Galloway (unatt)        1:33.49
 114 Mike White                2:59.05

 1   G Bland (Harrow)          1:54.13
 27  Heather Martingell        2:59.05             

 We didn't field a team but Becky Curtis-Hall thought she'd have a run out
 anyway and finished 47th on the opening stage with a time of 37.43 for the 5

 BRIGHTON MARATHON  Sunday 9th April
 Jon Pepper, running in the colours of his first-claim club Phoenix, led the
 race up to the 35km point but struggled over the closing miles to finish
 Facebook comments from Trevor Maguire: "Tough weather - hot. So runners who
 struggled, really struggled, and those who kept it together were just a bit
 slower than they had hoped. Lovely day though and congrats to all those who
 ran", and from Kevin Knowles: "Yes, it was hot, and I have the sunburn to
 prove it! Thanks a lot Trevor Maguire for the support, and to all the others
 shouting 'Come on Ranelagh' along the course. Really appreciated the support
 from everyone!"

 1    S Hawkes (Tipton)        2:27.34
 3    Jon Pepper (Phoenix)     2:31.51
 657  Dan Little (Ranelagh)    3:27.22
 820  Liam Griffin             3:31.19
 926  Bruce McLaren            3:34.20
 1070 Matt Sowton              3:38.23
 1459 Kevin Knowles            3:45.55
 2198 Phil Roberts             3:56.53
 4585 Alastair Ritchie         4:38.51
 1    H Davies (Ipswich J)     2:42.40
 1027 Ally Pickard             4:20.01
 1837 Sally Bamford            4:42.44
 1937 Paula Maguire            4:45.26
 4463 Annemarie Goodridge      6:31.21  
 BRIGHTON MARATHON 10km  Sunday 9th April
 1   M Sharp (Enf & H)         30.16
 32  Trevor Maguire            37.33        

 PARIS MARATHON  Sunday 9th April
 Never mind the race...the romance of Paris in the springtime prompted Jake
 to pop the question to Julia. Congrats on your engagement! Further congrats
 for Jake as he has been appointed the new County Development Officer for
 Surrey, starting May 2nd. According to the Surrey Athletics website, "The
 role will include the creation of a county development plan, implement a
 coach education programme which will benefit Coaches, Clubs and Athletes,
 support coaching pathways that improve levels of athlete performance, build
 strong links with Surrey and London Schools Athletic Associations, and
 organise County Squad days."

 1    P Lonyangata (Kenya)     2:06.08
 135  Jake Waldron (Newham)    2:40.45
 8836 Julia Bailey             3:41.30

 1   P Lowe (Belgrave)         1:17.27  (chip time 1:17.27)
 66  Patrick Retallick         1:44.57  (1:44.56)

 SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH 5 miles  Sunday 9th April
 Gordon Whitson was the leading over 60.

 1   D Symons (TH&H)           32.07
 15  Gordon Whitson            37.46
 24  Steve Aikin               40.35     

 MAIDENHEAD EASTER 10 miles  Friday 14th April
 It wasn't the race itself that interested the national papers but the fact
 that Prime Minister and local MP Theresa May was acting as a volunteer

 1   J Parslow (Dacorum)       51.56  (chip time 51.55)
 47  E Monks (Soton)           59.57  (59.57 - 1st woman)
 98  Mick Lane                 64.47  (64.45)
 169 Peter Weir                69.20  (69.07)
 336 Karen Weir                77.20  (76.44)
 584 Jo Sinton-Hewitt          88.56  (88.19)
 668 Lorna Smith               93.37  (93.00)  
 TWO OCEANS 56km  Saturday 15th April at Cape Town, South Africa
 The race website describes this race as "The world's most beautiful
 marathon", and few who have run it would venture to disagree. The two Oceans
 of the title are the Atlantic and the Indian and the course follows the Cape
 peninsula via Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay and Constantia Nek. Ewa Soltys and
 Robbie, Gavin and Jarryd Hillhouse ran together and finished together a safe
 15 minutes before the 7 hours cut-off time.

 BOSTON MARATHON  Monday 17th April
 1    G Kirui (Kenya)          2:09.37
 3465 Martin Halvey            3:13.54 

 LONDON EASTER 10km  Monday 17th April at Regents Park
 1   J Schofield (Front)       35.19  (chip time 35.18)
 17  T Galbraith (unatt)       40.41  (40.38 - 1st woman)
 107 Charlie Hyde              49.12  (49.03) 

 VETERANS AC 5 miles  Tuesday 18th April in Battersea Park
 Marie Synnott-Wells was second woman but first over 50.

 1   T Grimes (E Lon)          26.51
 12  V Filsell (TH&H)          34.24
 13  Marie Synnott-Wells       34.44

 parkrun results...
 For those of you who are not currently shown as Ranelagh in the parkrun
 database, it would be very helpful if you could update your details. You can
 also access Ranelagh results here:.       

 parkruns 5km Saturday 8th April

 Bushy Park
 Nick WRIGHT 17:43, Rebecca NORTHMORE 20:08, Toby COOPER 20:23, Paul
 SINTON-HEWITT 21:06, Kevin JACQUES 23:35, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:38, Wally GARROD

 Wimbledon Common
 Ben SHORE 20:51

 Richmond Park
 Top spot for Eirin McDaid.
 Eirin MC DAID 16:33, Ed PERRY 18:12, Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 18:31, Alex FORDHAM
 19:43, Nick FORDHAM 21:35, Steve AIKIN 22:26, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 23:25,
 Karl GARVEY 23:40, Cecily DAY (jnr) 23:41, John HOBSON 24:55, Anna REICHWALD
 25:22, Amrut SHARMA 25:55, Clare DAY 26:04, Tomas STERNER 26:37, Sam RUSHBY
 (jnr) 26:56, Michael SIKORA 27:05, Matt SOWTON 27:40, Ben RUSHBY (jnr)
 27:59, Maia RUSHBY 28:01, Andrew BROWN 28:14, Joanne SINTON-HEWITT 28:27,
 Deepa SHARMA 28:38, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 28:38, Lorna SMITH 29:22, Robert
 HILLHOUSE 32:11, Ewa SOLTYS 32:16, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 32:17, Julian SAMSPON
 33:02, Carol AIKIN 35:51, Pat HEWLETT 42:39 

 Bedfont Lakes
 Eamonn O'DWYER 20:40, Rob CURTIS 23:37

 Old Deer Park
 There was a brace of wins for the Whatmough family and third place for
 Vaughan Ramsay.
 Allan WHATMOUGH 18:13, Vaughan RAMSAY 19:49, Suzy WHATMOUGH 22:00, Jodie
 GRAY 24:16, Grace MUNRO (jnr) 25:25, Stewart ANDERSON 25:33, Wyn WILLIAMS
 30:17, Melanie DAVISON 30:18, Deborah BLAKEMORE 34:22, Katrina ROCHE 34:36

 Alison O'BRIEN 24:55

 Simon Taylor 24:04, Chris CAMACHO 24:10, Tom REAY 26:13

 Alan DAVIDSON 30:16

 Highbury Fields
 Peter FAULL 18:54

 Nonsuch Park
 Ed SMITH 18:59

 Dave Lawley was first finisher.
 Dave LAWLEY 17:42, Cathy HOLMAN 26:27

 Duncan MALLISON 18:30

 Crane Park
 Richard GURD 22:05, Victoria ORME 30:24, Colette DORAN 48:30

 Cornwall, New Zealand
 Richard Gregory led the way, with Laura Blazey third woman.
 Richard GREGORY 16:49, Laura BLAZEY 21:35

 Anna SCALLY 23:53

 Newent, Forest of Dean
 John ATKINSON 21:22

 Peter WEIR 20:49, Karen WEIR 22:43

 James WHISTLER 18:49

 Preston Park, Brighton
 John PRATT 27:57

 Osterley Park
 Michael OSBORNE 31:00, Christine DAVID 32:56, Tracey SMALL 33:45, Katie
 WALTON 39:32, Cindy CROUCHER 39:36, Su CLARK 39:50, Deirdre INMAN 39:53,
 Tanya ALLEN 40:22

 Fulham Palace
 Pete WARREN 29:16

 Springburn, Glasgow
 Euan SINCLAIR 19:53, Alastair SINCLAIR 24:34

 Mike PEACE 25:15

 Ellesmere Port
 Kevin KEAREY 20:17, Ann KEAREY 23:36

 Dawn BATES 31:20

 Hove Promenade
 Ally PICKARD 31:02

 James RUSHBY (jnr) 24:20

 Swakupmond, South Africa
 Peter Fordham 26:47

 parkruns 5km Saturday 15th April

 Bushy Park
 PBs for Ted Mockett and Dave Lawley.
 Ted MOCKETT 16:43, David LAWLEY 17:25, Rick JENNER 17:43, Nick WRIGHT 18:56,
 James WHISTLER 20:10, Rebecca NORTHMORE 20:18, Eamonn O'DWYER 20:23, Rachel
 REVETT 22:46, Cathy HOLMAN 25:39, Rob KITCHEN 26:57, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:19,
 Wally GARROD 38:01, John HANSCOMB 49:46

 Richmond Park
 Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 18:38, Michael EVERARD 18:55, Ed SMITH 19:20, John HOBSON
 21:29, Karl GARVEY 23:42, Cecily DAY (jnr) 23:47, Amrut SHARMA 24:24, Clare
 DAY 26:19, Andrew BROWN 28:15, Alastair RITCHIE 28:29, Michael SIKORA 28:35,
 Deepa SHARMA 30:14, Bronwen NORTHMORE 31:45, Penny MERRETT 33:53, Wendy
 FISHER 36:24, Martin CLARK 42:11, Pat HEWLETT 45:14

 Old Deer Park
 A Ranelagh 1-2 for Eirin McDaid and Ed Perry.
 Eirin MC DAID 16:59, Ed PERRY 18:02, Colin BRETT 19:53, Clare FOWLER 22:39,
 Gary MCKEOWN 24:45, Wyn WILLIAMS 28:41, Katrina ROCHE 32:16, Katie WALTON

 Trevor MAGUIRE 19:05, Chris CATO 22:00, Chris CAMACHO 23:27, Tom REAY 25:46,
 Aoife KILPATRICK 26:03, Fiona PUGH 26:20, Verka LAFEUILLE 28:18, Alison
 O'BRIEN 28:24

 Cannock Chase
 Richard GURD 19:22

 Evelyn Joslin 28:22

 Chris WRIGHT 24:54

 Alan DAVIDSON 27:33

 Lee DAVIES 24:52

 Gloucester North
 John ATKINSON 20:38

 Ed BARKER 18:45

 Crane Park
 Daniel LITTLE 18:51, Kevin KEAREY 20:17, Philip ROBERTS 21:50, Heather
 MARTINGELL 23:01, Ann KEAREY 23:10, Kevin JACQUES 24:12, Ellen VAN KEULEN
 26:32, Victoria ORME 29:34, Christine DAVID 29:35, Tracey SMALL 32:19,
 Leeanne BRYCE 33:51, Karima GRAHAM 33:52, Cindy CROUCHER 33:55, Tanya ALLEN
 35:12, Louise WAPSHOTT 35:29, Su CLARK 36:09

 Paul SINTON-HEWITT 19:47, Peter WEIR 20:05, Karen WEIR 24:18, Jo

 Osterley Park
 Danni CROUCHER 32:09

 Fulham Palace
 Pete WARREN 27:41

 Pomphrey Hill
 Becky CURTIS-HALL 20:43, Rob CURTIS 23:16, Ashleigh FERRIS 41:36

 Reigate Priory
 Duncan MALLISON 23:35

 Lloyd CAMP 22:56, Sue CAMP 28:40

 Mike PEACE 24:42

 Tamar Lakes
 Michelle BEAUMONT 24:25

 Swansea Bay
 Jonathan SMITH 17:45

 Paul HODGES 20:55

 Simon Taylor 22:57   

 Female runners were allowed to enter the international Tehran Marathon in
 Iran - but at the last minute they were forbidden to take part and were told
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