*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 499 20th April 2017 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * 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 30th * Subscriptions for 2017/18 are now due ATTENTION PLEASE **************** CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS and ENGLAND ATHLETICS REGISTRATION... ...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 email@example.com. RANELAGH RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Sunday 30th April There is still time to volunteer to help at our half marathon - contact Tamsin firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.com. Whether you're running or helping, please put the date in your diaries and spread the word to friends and family." RANELAGH ROAD GRAND PRIX 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. WIMBLEDON COMMON TRAIL SERIES 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ." RANELAGH JUNIORS 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:. NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB 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. STRENGTH AND STRETCH CLASSES 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 email@example.com for more information or to reserve your place." SIT VAC 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. 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. 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 ) 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 details. 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 www.parkrun.org.uk/events/juniorevents/. WHAT'S HAPPENED *************** 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 Men 1 J Galloway (unatt) 1:33.49 114 Mike White 2:59.05 Women 1 G Bland (Harrow) 1:54.13 27 Heather Martingell 2:59.05 ERRA NATIONAL ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 8th April at Sutton Park, Birmingham 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 miles. 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 3rd. 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!" Men 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 Women 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 PUTNEY and FULHAM RIVERSIDE HALF MARATHON Sunday 9th April 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 marshal! 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 38:59 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 Guildford Alison O'BRIEN 24:55 Kingston Simon Taylor 24:04, Chris CAMACHO 24:10, Tom REAY 26:13 Southsea Alan DAVIDSON 30:16 Highbury Fields Peter FAULL 18:54 Nonsuch Park Ed SMITH 18:59 Barnstaple Dave Lawley was first finisher. Dave LAWLEY 17:42, Cathy HOLMAN 26:27 Tilgate 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 Homewood Anna SCALLY 23:53 Newent, Forest of Dean John ATKINSON 21:22 Hillsborough Peter WEIR 20:49, Karen WEIR 22:43 Clair 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 Parke Mike PEACE 25:15 Ellesmere Port Kevin KEAREY 20:17, Ann KEAREY 23:36 Barclay Dawn BATES 31:20 Hove Promenade Ally PICKARD 31:02 Stratford-upon-Avon 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 34:37 Kingston 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 Oxford Evelyn Joslin 28:22 Plymvalley Chris WRIGHT 24:54 Southsea Alan DAVIDSON 27:33 Bracknell Lee DAVIES 24:52 Gloucester North John ATKINSON 20:38 Barnstaple 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 Burgess Paul SINTON-HEWITT 19:47, Peter WEIR 20:05, Karen WEIR 24:18, Jo SINTON-HEWITT 24:59 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 Keswick Lloyd CAMP 22:56, Sue CAMP 28:40 Parke Mike PEACE 24:42 Tamar Lakes Michelle BEAUMONT 24:25 Swansea Bay Jonathan SMITH 17:45 Stratford-upon-Avon Paul HODGES 20:55 Worthing Simon Taylor 22:57 FINALLY... 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