Newsdesk 2017

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 501               18th May 2017
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  
 *  Gill Sanders wins the African Triathlon Championship  
 *  Jo Billings and Chris Owens both win silver medals in the European
     Duathlon Championships 
 *  Nic Jackson selected for GB team in the World Long Distance Mountain
     Running Championships
 *  Junior handicap race 2 this evening (Thursday 18th)
 *  Green Belt Relay this weekend
 *  Next League and GP race is the Dorking 10m on 4th June
 *  Richmond 10km on Sunday 18th June - enter now, or volunteer to help
 *  New Richmond Park film
 *  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. 

 RANELAGH RICHMOND 10k  Sunday 18th June
 Entries have now reached close to 500, including 57 varieties from Ranelagh.
 We are nowhere near the entry limit so far, but all the same, if you are
 planning to run get your entry in sooner rather than later, here: .
 Hannah Doyle writes:
 "HELP NEEDED! We're still very much recruiting volunteers for our 10K on
 18th June. Many of our regular helpers aren't around this year (and deserve
 a year off!) so if you've never volunteered and aren't running, please
 consider lending your time. It's great fun and you'll be done by 10:30am.
 Non-running friends, partners, kids all welcome to help out too. The more
 the merrier please! Email ranelagh10khelpers@gmail.com ASAP please. And if
 you're on Facebook don't forget to 'like' and share our page ranelagh10k/) and also say
 you're 'going' to our event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1241019545918714/). It all helps!
 Thank you." 

 GREEN BELT RELAY  Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May
 Good luck to our three teams of eleven runners who are amongst fifty-odd
 teams taking part this year. The race starts at Hampton Court on Saturday 
 morning at 8.30am and finishes at the Hawker Centre in Ham at around 6pm on
 Sunday evening. Everyone is invited to the Hawker Centre to join our teams
 in a celebratory drink or two. For more details about the event and the
 mostly off-road route, see:.   

 VITALITY LONDON 10km  Monday 29th May at St James's Park
 We have a number of runners in the Vitality London 10k which starts at 10am
 on Bank Holiday Monday-  meet up pre/post-race by the letter R in Green

 DORKING 10 miles  Sunday 4th June at 9am
 This is the next race in the Surrey Road League and in our own road Grand
 Prix. It is also the county 10 miles championship. We have 20 Ranelagh
 entries so far, out of a total of about 350. Entry and details:. As numbers are quite low, there will
 probably be entries on the day. 

 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.

 The Friends of Richmond Park have very recently launched a new film about
 the Park. It's presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough. "Richmond
 Park is not just a local park it's London's own National Nature Reserve with
 thousands of species of flora and fauna," Sir David explains, "but with 5.5
 million visitors each year, the Park is under immense pressure. However, as
 visitors we can all help to protect it through simple actions so that it
 will remain a wonderful place for the enjoyment of future generations".
 There are two versions - a short 4min version and the full length film which
 is 21 minutes. Here's the link:. Incidentally, many Ranelagh
 members are also members of the Friends of Richmond Park. If you are
 interested in joining it's only a tenner per year. Go to get-involved.

 TH&H PARKLAND RELAYS  Wednesday 14th June at 7pm in Richmond Park
 Peter Fordham writes:
 "I am again organising the men's entries for the annual Parkland Relays in
 Richmond Park. This is one of the best summer events in the area, where 100
 teams from the major clubs in the area compete in a 4 leg relay of about 2.9
 miles. It starts at Spankers Hill Wood and near to Pen Ponds car park. Last
 year we put up 3 teams, with our 'A' team coming a creditable 6th overall
 and our Vets 'A' Team 17th overall. Let's see if we can beat the turnout and
 positions this year. As demand from clubs is high, please let me know as
 soon as possible if you can run, so that I can secure team entries. If the
 7pm start puts you under too much pressure, it is possible to run one of the
 later legs. 
 A gathering for prizes, food and rehydration will be at the Telegraph Inn,
 Putney Heath. Please contact me peter_fordham@yahoo.com For women's
 entries please contact Phil or Becky at ranelagh.women@gmail.com.  

 Last week's Sutton 10km was the fourth event in our road Grand Prix.
 Leading scores: (Open) Ted Mockett 37, Nick Impey 34, Carl Selya-Hammer 24,
 Trevor Maguire 17, Mick Lane 16, Jonathan Smith 15, Suzy Whatmough 13
 (Men over 40) Stewart Anderson 11, Richard Gurd 10, Nick Wright 6, Jonathan
 Moore 6, Kris Davidson 6, Rob Curtis 5, Michael Everard 5
 (Men Over 50) Mick Lane 17, Trevor Maguire 11, Bill Neely 8, Stephen Logue
 8, Seiko Angelo 6, Michael Osborne 5, Paul Doyle 5 
 (Women) Suzy Whatmough 16, Laura Blazey 12, Wiebke Kortum 9, Fiona Ford 6,
 Rachel Revett 5, Alice Forbes 5, three on 4 points 
 (Women Over 40) Wiebke Kortum 12, Rachel Revett 11, Fiona Ford 6, Lara
 Werrett 5, Fiona Pugh 4, Karen Weir 4, Ann Kearey 3 
 (Women Over 50) Katrina Roche 6, Ally Pickard 6, Marie Synnott-Wells 6,
 Lorna Smith 5, Bronwen Northmore 5, Sally Bamford 4, Paula Maguire 3
 Full scoreboard and race details are here:. Next race is the Dorking 10 miles
 on 4th June. 

 It's early days, but after two races - The Richmond Half Marathon and the
 Sutton 10km - our women's team are in top spot in the League with a maximum
 70 points, 5 points clear of the nearest challenger. The men have registered
 a first and a third, giving them a total of 68 points, trailing Reigate
 Priory by a single point. In the individual competitions Rachel Revett leads
 the W35 category, and we currently have second places from Nick Impey
 (senior men), Trevor Maguire (M50) and Laura Blazey (senior women) with Suzy
 Whatmough right behind Laura in third place. Full scoreboard:. 

 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 has already taken place and as predicted
 looked like a mob match between Clapham and Fulham. it would be good to see
 a few more of my own club keeping their cross country skills alive over this
 summer and giving those clubs a race. Enter here: for the second
 race on June 7th or click through to number three on July 5th. 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 began on Thursday 27th
 April. There are six events altogether, the first took place at the Hawker
 Centre, the second and third are from the Ranelagh clubhouse on Thursday
 18th May and Thursday 8th June and the remainder are back at the Hawker
 Centre. Registration is from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Full details:. 

 Josie Perry from St Mary's University writes:
 "It was great to come and chat to Ranelagh Harriers about sport psychology
 last year. I hope everyone is racing well and enjoying their sport. I  am
 now getting back into the swing of things, starting with a big research
 study. The research is in an area that I thought may be of interest to your
 members; whether the use of technology impacts the risk of addiction to
 exercise in ultra-endurance athletes. I am looking at use of devices like
 sports watches, GPS tracking systems, Garmin or Strava logging and Training
 Peaks and also blogging activity and social media use. I am looking for
 runners (who have competed at Marathon distance or over), cyclists (who
 regularly ride 100km or over) and triathletes (who compete at Half ironman
 distance or over) to complete the survey. It can be found here:. It should take less than 10
 minutes to complete and if the athlete leaves their contact details they
 will be able to get personalised results around their risk of addiction to

 Andy May-Heggie at the University of Roehampton writes:
 "We are currently running a gait retraining study that is aimed at
 reducing/eradicating knee pain during running and we need participants.
 Previous research has shown that knee pain can be reduced with a shortening
 of stride length but it has not yet been quantified what this reduction in
 stride length has on performance and psychological wellbeing. Do you run a
 minimum of 2x 5km per week and experience knee pain whilst running? We are
 looking to recruit 18-40yr old male and female runners for a study aimed at
 reducing knee pain. As part of the study each participant gets a 3D lower
 body biomechanical analysis and a full gait retraining program free of
 charge with the aim to run pain free. Contact - Email:
 andrew.may-heggie@roehampton.ac.uk or mobile no: 07711024788

 ...to Nic Jackson on her selection to represent GB in the World Long
 Distance Mountain Running Championships in Premana, Italy, on August 6th. 

 Race Director Roy Reeder writes:
 "Now in its fourth year, this has become a popular local half marathon. I'm
 offering Ranelagh Harriers a £5 discount off the entry price until 31
 August. To claim the discount, enter the code 'RANHAR' at the Sport Systems

 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  )      

 Thursday 18th May             Stragglers / Ranelagh Junior Handicap Series
 race 2. 7.30pm start (register from 7pm) at the Ranelagh clubhouse. See
 above for details. 

 Saturday 20th / Sunday 21st May    Green Belt Relay

 Monday 29th May              Vitality London 10km. 10am start in St James's

 Sunday 4th June                Dorking 10 miles.  Entry and details:.   

 Thursday 8th June             Stragglers / Ranelagh Junior Handicap Series
 race 3. 7.30pm start (register from 7pm) at the Ranelagh clubhouse. See
 above for details. 

 Wednesday 14th June       TH&H Parkland Relay. 7pm start in Richmond Park.
 See above.

 Sunday 18th June             Ranelagh Richmond 10km. See above. 

 Saturday 24th June           Mini mob match v The Stragglers at the Bushy
 Park parkrun. All needed! 

 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

 SUTTON 10km  Sunday 7th May
 Another team victory for our women's squad, aided by no fewer than four
 personal bests. First of these was Laura Blazey who can claim a first sub-40
 on chip timing. Suzy Whatmough and Becky Curtis-Hall were only seconds
 behind, all three in the top ten. A little further back, Marie Synnott-Wells
 was the first W50. This race was the second Surrey Road League event, so  we
 have made a great start with two wins. Our men's team had to settle for
 third place on the day but stand in a close second place overall in the
 League. Nick Impey led the way in 8th place, pursued by Ted Mockett 15th and
 there was another PB by our third man in, David Ready.  

 Jo Billings in the women's 40-44 age group and Chris Owens in the men's
 65-69 age group both performed excellently to take runners-up spots.

 1   G Kinsey (GB)             1:12.50  (Run 19.08, T1 1.26, Bike 41.29, T2
 0.47, Run 9.58)
 2   Jo Billings               1:14.23  (20.01, 1.40, 42.04, 0.45, 9.51)

 1   F Viet (France)           2:44.16  (Run 45.51, T1 1.51, Bike 1:31.30, T2
 0.58, Run 24.04)
 2   Chris Owens               2:46.44  (45.23, 1.36, 1:34.23, 1.00, 24.21)

 WIMBLEDON TRAIL SERIES RACE 1  5 miles Wednesday 4th May on Wimbledon Common
 Fake News! The results shown in the last e-news were actually from 2016! In
 the 2017 race, Marie Synnott-Wells and Wiebke Kortum were our only runners,
 and they were 1st and 2nd respectively in the W45 class.

 1   C High (G&G)              27.41
 18  C Molinaro (Clapham)      30.29  (1st woman)
 71  Marie Synnott-Wells       35.50
 77  Wiebke Kortum             36.37

 Gill Sanders writes on Facebook:
 "I travelled to Tunisia this past weekend for the African Triathlon Champs
 in Yasmine Hammamet. I was delighted to win my 5th African title. But what
 was even more pleasing was seeing the variety of African countries
 participating...the likes of Libya, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Kenya
 to name a few. A few years ago it would be mostly limited to maybe South
 Africa, Zimbabwe & Mauritius. There's still a lot of work to be done in
 developing triathlon in Africa but it was heart warming to see the growth in
 countries participating. Quick stopover for me back home in London, recovery
 & onto Japan tomorrow for WTS Yokohama." 

 REGENTS PARK SUMMER 10k  Sunday 7th May
 1   J Healey (unatt)          34.13  (chip time 34.07)
 32  Matthew Roberts           39.38  (39.29)

 SURREY COUNTY TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May at
 Men's 5000m
 1   J Hoad (TH&H)             15:08.00
 6   Richard Gregory           15:54.28
 13  Nick Impey                16:25.90
 15  Marc Snaith               17:32.71

 STAINES 10km  Sunday 14th May
 Becky Curtis-Hall was third woman to finish (and won a £50 voucher!)

 1   S MacDougall (Fulham)     35.24  (chip time 35.24)
 18  J Peters (Wok)            39.17  (39.17 - 1st woman)
 48  Becky Curtis-Hall         42.43  (42.42)
 72  Daniel Chiechi            44.46  (44.42)
 114 Rob Curtis                47.07  (46.59)
 416 Prelini Chiechi           59.28  (59.20)        

 Nick Twomey reports on Facebook:
 "Delighted to be enjoying running again. Decided to run a very chilled low
 key event, Cranleigh Trail Half Marathon! Fantastically marked course and
 everyone just really nice. Well done Rotary Club. Managed to cross the line
 first as well which is a bonus!" Nick won this tough and hilly race by the
 best part of a mile.

 1   Nick Twomey               89.57

 WOODLAND WOGGLE 10km  Sunday 14th May at Puttenham
 1   A Tappin (AFD)            40.22
 5   Mark Herbert              43.09
 19  S Wookey (Hart)           46.52  (1st woman)
 55  Elisa Ferrua              53.05
 139 Kevin Kearey              61.28
 140 Ann Kearey                61.29
 148 Mike White                62.48
 150 Verka Lafeuille           62.49
 197 Fiona Pugh                67.54
 198 Heather Martingell        67.55
 226 Deepa Sharma              70.01
 255 Cathy Holman              72.08
 256 Ellie Lawley              72.08
 288 Alan Meaden               75.19
 360 Katie Walton              83.15 

 SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH 5 miles  Sunday 14th May on Wimbledon Common
 1   M Jones (THH)             29.15
 19  A Riddell-Webster (Ful)   34.54  (1st woman)
 80  Carol Aikin               46.13
 95  Tom Reay                  55.42     
 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 6th May

 Bushy Park
 Jonathan SMITH 17:37, Marc SNAITH 18:47, Euan SINCLAIR (jnr) 19:16, Philip
 ANDREWS 20:00, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr) 22:05, Sarah Kim HOLLAND 22:23, Amy
 SILLITOE 25:58, Ashleigh FERRIS 27:18, Rachel REVETT 27:18, Emma WELLHAM
 27:19, Rebecca NORTHMORE 27:20, Toby COOPER 27:22, Clive NAISH 28:07, Wally
 GARROD 38:56, John HANSCOMB 50:10

 Richmond Park
 First place for Jordan Mungovan
 Jordan MUNGOVAN 17:20, Allan WHATMOUGH 18:21, Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 18:30, Bill
 NEELY 19:54, Alex FORDHAM 20:15, Gary LEE 21:34, Stephen AIKIN 22:27, Daniel
 RUSHBY (jnr) 22:51, Amrut SHARMA 23:26, Jess HARBERT (jnr) 22.32, Cecily DAY
 (jnr) 23:32, Ellie LUXMOORE (jnr) 23:34, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 23:35, Andrew
 BROWN 25:14, James RUSHBY (jnr) 25:37, Karen HARBERT 26.13, Clare DAY 26:19,
 Carol AIKIN 26:39, Zoe HALL 26:54, Tony APPLEBY 26:55, Ben RUSHBY (jnr)
 27:43, Phil RUSHBY 27:43, Michael SIKORA 28:02, Deepa SHARMA 29:04, Hadi
 KHATAMIZADEH 29:44, Rob KITCHEN 30:21, Ewa SOLTYS 31:34, Bronwen NORTHMORE
 32:31, Penny MERRETT 34:04, Martin CLARK 39:31, John HOBSON 40:44, Phil
 AIKEN 46:44, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 46:51, Beverley ALI 46:54, Pat HEWLETT

 Brighton & Hove

 Old Deer Park
 Kris Davidson was third finisher.
 Kris DAVIDSON 18:28, Daniel CHIECHI 21:28, Stewart ANDERSON 22:37, Bobby
 JACKSON  24:11, Grace MUNRO (jnr) 24:35, Luke MAGUIRE (jnr) 25:06, Prelini
 CHIECHI 28:46

 Kirsty NOBLE 23:39, Chris CAMACHO 24:18, Aoife KILPATRICK 25:12, Verka
 LAFEUILLE 26:34, Fiona PUGH 29:20, Hannah DOYLE 29:22, Alison DICKS 29:23,
 Heather MARTINGELL 29:23

 Chris WRIGHT 24.30

 Alan DAVIDSON 27.44

 Deirdre INMAN 37.20

 Gloucester North
 John ATKINSON 20.19

 Crane Park
 Bruce MCLAREN 19:47, Philip ROBERTS 21:54, Richard GURD 22:35, Josie KEAREY
 (jnr) 23:56, Ann KEAREY 23:57, Claire WARNER 25:09, Ellen VAN KEULEN 25:32,
 Ted MOCKETT 25:32, Jane CRAIGIE-PAYNE 25:38, Siobhan SHARP 25:59, Melanie
 DAVISON 26:07, Michelle BEAUMONT 27:31, Michael WHITE 30:13, Tanya ALLEN
 36:10, Cindy CROUCHER 36:11, Su CLARK 36:12

 Nick Twomey and Mark Herbert finished 1-2, with Vaughan Ramsay 4th.
 Nick TWOMEY 18.27, Mark Herbert 19.24, Vaughan Ramsay 20.07, Wyn Williams

 Matt SOWTON 23.46

 Cuerden Valley
 Nichola Jackson was the leading woman.
 Nichola JACKSON 19.38

 Yeovil Montacute
 Lexi Keech was second woman home.
 Lexi KEECH (jnr) 22.11 

 Fulham Palace
 Pete WARREN 27.44

 Northala Fields
 Colette DORAN 27.03

 Mike Peace 24.47

 Victoria ORME 30.36

 Mbabane, Swaziland
 The first Swaziland parkrun
 Peter FORDHAM 28.51

 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 7th May

 Bushy Park
 Finlay SINCLAIR 8:20, Eilidh SINCLAIR 9.11

 Savill Gardens
 James RICKETTS 11.53, Connor SCALLY 18.18, Aaron SCALLY 24.50

 Alistair Brendon finished 2nd.
 Alistair BRENDON 7.35  

 parkruns 5km Saturday 13th May

 Bushy Park
 Ted MOCKETT 16:51, Nick WRIGHT 17:49, Jonathan SMITH 17:52, Euan SINCLAIR
 (jnr) 20:03, Adam WRIGHT 21:15, Emily COULSON 22:26, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr)
 23:24, Ashleigh FERRIS 25:39, Teresa SEGOVIA 29:12, Wally GARROD 40:12, John

 Wimbledon Common
 Ben SHORE 20.39

 Richmond Park
 This was the second consecutive top spot for Jordan Mungovan.
 Jordan MUNGOVAN 17:38, David MAUND 18.47, Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 18:55, Bill
 NEELY 19:46, Paul NOEL 20:49, Jess HARBERT (jnr) 22.10, John HOBSON 22:11,
 Elisa FERRUA 23:01, Ellie LUXMOORE (jnr) 24:17, Anna REICHWALD 24:35, Hadi
 KHATAMIZADEH 24:53, Cecily DAY (jnr) 25:36, Sally K YAU 25:41, Karen HARBERT
 26.18, Clare DAY 26:25,Karl GARVEY 26:51, Alastair RITCHIE 26:58, Michael
 SIKORA 27:39, Andrew BROWN 27:44, Bronwen NORTHMORE 32:03, Ewa SOLTYS 32:47,
 Gavin HILLHOUSE 32:48, Pat HEWLETT 44:25, Phil AIKEN 45:16, Penny MERRETT

 Brighton and Hove
 Jackie DUNKLEY 29.48

 Bedfont Lakes
 Richard GURD 19.46, Becky CURTIS-HALL 28.05, Rob CURTIS 28.05

 Old Deer Park
 Kris DAVIDSON 18:33, Grace MUNRO (jnr) 23:52, Fiona FORBES 25:02, Colette
 DORAN 29:03, Julian HOLDEN 29:31, Katrina ROCHE 33:38

 Philip ANDREWS 19:49, Charlie MCLAUCHLAN (jnr) 23:10, Rachel REVETT 23:19,
 Verka LAFEUILLE 23:40, Nathaniel BOND (jnr) 23:50, Kirsty NOBLE 24:04, Chris
 CAMACHO 24:17, Tom REAY 25:22, Aoife KILPATRICK 26:06

 Chris WRIGHT 24.39

 Alan DAVIDSON 27.40

 Highbury Fields
 Peter FAULL 18.55

 Cannon Hill, Birmingham
 Fiona PUGH 27.08

 Katie WALTON 32.12

 Alison DICKS 26.28

 Deirdre INMAN 37.37

 Wormwood Scrubs
 Pete WARREN 28.22

 Falls, Belfast

 Carl Selya-Hammer was first home.
 Carl SELYA-HAMMER 17.48 

 Gladstone Park
 Cathy HOLMAN 30.38

 Crane Park
 Becky Northmore was second woman to finish. 
 Rebecca NORTHMORE 23:24, Simon TAYLOR 24:12, Michael WHITE 24:25, Heather
 MARTINGELL 24:25, Claire WARNER 25:04, Siobhan SHARP 26:09, Michelle
 BEAUMONT 27:13, Mark HERBERT 27:14, Tamsin BURLAND 30:12, Tracey SMALL
 31:52, Hilary THOMSON 32:37, Louise WAPSHOTT 34:09

 Clare FOWLER 22.18

 Newent, Forest of Dean
 John ATKINSON 20.31

 Osterley Park
 Michael OSBORNE 22.57, Danni CROUCHER 37.06, Cindy CROUCHER 37.07

 Fountains Abbey
 Duncan MALLISON 18.33

 Mike PEACE 24.36

 Nick TWOMEY 18.09

 Nick FORDHAM 23.32

 Dalby Forest
 Wyn WILLIAMS 27.39

 Haga, Sweden

 Lac de Divonne, France
 Peter FORDHAM 27.28

 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 14th May

 Sonny Maund and Alistair Brendon finished in first and second places.
 Sonny MAUND 7.24, Alistair BRENDON 7.41  

 Chaos as officials miscount the laps: Video:.