*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 511 10th October 2017 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Andy Woodhouse wins the Page Cup handicap * Fastest times by Marc Leyshon and Becky Curtis-Hall * Ranelagh women finish 62nd in the National road relays * Ted Mockett wins the Alcester 10k * Opening Surrey League races at Reigate this Saturday 14th October. * Closing date approaching fast for entries to the Surrey Masters (Veterans) Championships * Book now for our Christmas Party ATTENTION PLEASE **************** SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUES BEGIN The opening Surrey League races for our mens and womens teams both take place on Saturday 14th October in Priory Park, Reigate. Its unusual nowadays for both teams to be at the same venue, and this is the only time this season that well have that luxury, so make the most of it! Mind, itll be a long day. Not before time the decision has been made to split the womens race which has been attracting fields in excess of 400 - into separate division 1 and division 2 races. The first senior race will start at 11am, the under 17 / under 15 girls will run at 12 noon, the under 13 girls at 12.30pm and the second senior race at 1pm. The divisions will alternate as to which races first. At Reigate, our race Division 1 will be at 11am. Then, following on from the second womens race will come the boys race (all age groups together) at 2.30pm and finally the mens Division 1 senior race at 3pm. Mens Captain Phil Killingley writes: The Surrey League is a big focus for the men's team in the winter racing calendar. Previously the preserve of sub 36min 10km runners, so hot was our top ten, we're now posting both an A team and a B team for this series of four races. The A team will do very well to get anywhere near last season's awesome third place in the league. But can the B team be the best? Ranelagh's strength in depth, if converted into race attendance, makes this emphatically possible. Here's Womens Captain Becky Curtis-Hall: Surrey League is a great way to getting into cross country racing for those who have never done it before. The first two fixtures are 6k, so just a little longer than a parkrun. The scoring works like this: the position of the first five runners from each team is added up to give the team score. The lower the better. Everybody helps the team - even if you are not in the first five, you push other runners from other teams down so give their teams higher team scores. The more runners who turn out for us the better. As if that wasn't enough to persuade you, the vice captains and I bake cakes to enjoy afterwards! Reigates Priory Park has toilets and a café. There are several pay car parks in the vicinity and Reigate railway station is a short walk away though rail services may be restricted. SURREY MASTERS (aka VETERANS) CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday 21st October in Richmond Park. As usual we are hosting the Surrey Masters, and the closing date for entries is noon on the 14th October. NOTE LATE RACE START TIMES. There are two races: the first, at 3.30pm, is for men over 60 and all women 35 and above over a 6km course. Then at 4.15pm men 40-59 run 10km. There are championship medals in 5 year age groups and team awards in 10 year age groups. You must be Surrey / SW London qualified by birth or residence to take part. Entries must be made in advance men contact Trevor Maguire firstname.lastname@example.org , women contact Becky or Phil email@example.com. Entries will be accepted on the day at £8 but will be ineligible for the team competition. SOUTH OF ENGLAND XC RELAYS Saturday 21st October at Wormwood Scrubs Wormwood Scrubs is the venue for the South of England Cross-Country Relays, but note it is the same day as the Surrey Masters. Contact the Captains / Team Managers if you want to run. CABBAGE PATCH 10 miles Sunday 15th October at Twickenham. Good luck to our 42 entries in the Cabbage Patch 10. Its the day after the opening Surrey League races but some are believed to be doubling up! A HAPPY ACCIDENT As we reach the 13th anniversary of the very first parkrun, Karen Weir writes about her memories and involvement here:. CHRISTMAS PARTY Saturday 9th December Oh, I know its only October but Christmas will be upon us before we know where we are. The club Christmas bash will be at the Lass ORichmond Hill pub in Queens Road, Richmond on Saturday 9th December at 7pm. Its £40 per head to include a three course dinner and wine, dancing and a disc jockey. Were limited to 80 places and nearly half have already been taken. So reserve your place without delay! E-mail Michele Gibson (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) or put your name on the list at the clubhouse. Theres also a menu at the clubhouse. Cheques should be payable to Ranelagh Harriers and left in an envelope at the clubhouse or posted to Michele Gibson, 79 Thames Side, Staines upon Thames, Middx TW18 2HF. For BACS payments its Ranelagh Harriers, sort code 401310, account 12154501, reference Club Xmas and your Name. 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 ) email@example.com or the women's Captain / Team Manager ( e-mail Becky or Phil firstname.lastname@example.org ) Saturday 14th October Womens and Mens Surrey Cross-Country League, both at Reigate. Women at 11am, men at 3pm. Sunday 15th October Cabbage Patch 10 miles at Twickenham. Entries already closed Saturday 21st October Surrey Vets Championships in Richmond Park. Start 3.30pm for M60s and women, 4.15pm for M40s and M50s Also South of England XC Relays at Wormwood Scrubs, women 11.15am start Saturday 28th October Surrey Junior Cross-Country Relays at Stoke Park, Guildford. 1pm start Saturday 4th November Mob Match v Thames H&H at Kingston Vale. 2.30pm start. Also National XC Relays at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, women 14:05 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 www.parkrun.org.uk/events/juniorevents/. WHATS HAPPENED *************** SOUTH OF ENGLAND ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday 24th September at Crystal Palace Results were in the last e-news. After initial hope and uncertainty it was finally confirmed that our mens team narrowly missed qualifying for the National Road Relays. Results have been updated several times but according to the latest version it looks like we were pushed out by a matter of seconds. PAGE CUP 5 miles HANDICAP Saturday 30th September in Richmond Park As usual the race for the Page Cup attracted a smaller field than for the Thomas Cup earlier in the month but in the end 36 members took part. Thankfully it was a fairly bright and dry afternoon and we had none of the chaos that ensued for our previous two handicaps which were both hit by torrential downpours. Instead we had to contend with rutting stags, and one particularly noisy animal in the woods just before the climb up to the finish. Fortunately he kept to his path and we kept to ours, but his alarming bellows may well have added a little to the pace of the more timid types. To Clive Naish fell the honour of being the first starter, followed one minute later by Hilary Thomson. Clive has we believe never been the limit runner before, and nor has he ever won an open club handicap trophy. The former had been thrust upon him perhaps he could add the latter by his own efforts? Clive kept up a good pace, but Hilary inexorably closed in. Would the race finally be decided between the two of them, or would the chasing crowd suddenly appear and sweep past leaving them floundering? Into the woods with a mile to go they were side by side, and no-one else in sight. Surely they would hang on? Who would be the stronger? Did Hilary have anything left or would Clives experience tell? Little did Clive know that Hilary was running as a guest and was ineligible for the trophy anyway. He would go for it. Round the final turn and it was Clive still in front. Then a few metres behind came another figure, and it wasnt Hilary. No, it was Andy Woodhouse who had started some fifteen minutes behind Clive. He too had never won a club trophy and this was his chance. He speedily ate up the ground between himself and Clive and forged into the lead. Clive hung on grimly but it was not to be. Andy crossed the line three seconds to the good, and Clive will have to wait a little longer for that elusive trophy. Rob Curtis slipped into the bronze medal position followed across the line by Hilary and another guest Niamh Holt. In official 4th place was Chris Hunton who seems to make a speciality of this race, having won the Cup in both 2011 and 2016. Fastest time was an impressive 27.53 by newcomer Marc Leyshon. Mark Herbert was the only other runner inside the half hour 29.49 and George Howards 30.05 was third. Fastest woman was Becky Curtis-Hall whose 32.34 was an 84 seconds course PB. Suzy Whatmoughs 33.31 was also a course PB, though shed only run it once before. Bonnie Morgans 36.28 was third fastest. NATIONAL ROAD RELAYS Saturday 7th October at Sutton Park, Birmingham As noted above, our mens team narrowly failed to qualify for the National Relay. Our women faced no such hurdles, as their race is still open to all. Consequently we had one team flying the Ranelagh flag, and of the four runners in the team, two were making their club debuts in this type of event. We wound up in a respectable 62nd place out of 85 finishers. Senior Women 1 Aldershot F&D AC 58.26 62 Ranelagh H 74.07 Becky Curtis-Hall 56 16.27 Charlotte Hyde 68 19.25 Marianne Malam 71 20.21 Ria Woodfield 62 17.54 RICHMOND RUNFEST MARATHON Sunday 17th September Additional to the results shown in the last e-news. This was Ian Granges 75th marathon. 99 Bruce McLaren 3:27.08 595 Ian Grange 4:29.06 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 29th September in Hyde Park 1 Z Randall (Shaft B) 16.00 4 Ian Kenton 17.15 190 Alan Davidson 27.36 ROYAL BOROUGH OF KINGSTON HALF MARATHON Sunday 1st October 1 M Welsh (Belgrave) 1:13.38 (chip time 1:13.38) 25 Paul Nicoll 1:24.20 (1:24.20) 30 A Germana (Sutton R) 1:24.55 (1:24.53 1st woman) 105 Martin Halvey 1:31.58 (1:31.49) 125 Richard Gurd 1:33.45 (1:33.34) 138 James Ritchie 1:34.48 (1:34.44) 284 Kate Woodhouse 1:44.03 (1:43.25) 366 Kirsty Steel 1:48.19 (1:47.28) 370 Ben Shore 1:48.38 (1:47.45) 429 Toby Cooper 1:50.12 (1:49.21) 449 Victoria Rinck 1:51.15 (1:50.45) 859 Colette Doran 2:17.48 (2:15.52) 902 Roger Wallace 2:21.30 (2:19.39) CARDIFF HALF MARATHON Sunday 1st October 1 J Lotiang (Kenya) 1:00.42 215 David Ready 1:24.14 MIDDLESEX 10km Sunday 1st October at Victoria Park 1 A Abdulle (Hillingdon) 31.15 26 Carl Selya-Hammer 34.21 36 Carl Assmundson 35.01 ALCESTER 10km Sunday 8th October Ted Mockett finished 2nd in this race last year but went one better this time to secure a clear victory. Ted writes on Facebook: Very pleased with 1st place at the Alcester 10k this morning. The prize money just about covered the second train ticket I had to buy on Friday after leaving my original ticket at work! 1 Ted Mockett 35.09 ROYAL PARKS HALF MARATHON Sunday 8th October in London As is often the case with these big races, club names are not included in the results. This makes finding Ranelagh details a tad tricky, but it was good to see two RH home in the top eleven. 1 J Hoad (Bedford) 1:08.51 9 Marc Leyshon 1:16.13 11 Carl Assmundson 1:16.41 15 S Davis (Clapham) 1:17.25 (1st woman) 238 Dan Little 1:27.45 5707 Verka Lafeuille 1:57.09 13572 John Scally 2:29.49 BOURNEMOUTH MARATHON Sunday 8th October 1 J Cieluszecki (Bourn) 2:31.59 37 Paul Nicoll 3:09.06 557 Rebecca Northmore 3:58.11 CHICAGO MARATHON Sunday 8th October 1 Galen Rupp (USA) 2:09.20 3332 Paul Doyle 3:24.40 SECOND SUNDAY 5 miles Sunday 8th October on Wimbledon Common 1 T Greenwood (TH&H) 29.47 30 Steve Aikin 38.34 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 30th September Bushy Park Ted MOCKETT 17:08, Mark HERBERT 17:40, Nick WRIGHT 17:42, Richard KIMBER 18:00, Sam NESBITT (jnr) 19:21, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr) 21:20, Rebecca NORTHMORE 21:23, Emily COULSON 21:48, Charlie BROOK (jnr) 24:02, Kate BROOK 24:03, Michael MORRIS 24:03, James WHISTLER 24:49, Wally GARROD 38:52, John HANSCOMB 52:08 Richmond Park Jordan Mungovan was 2nd overall and Gill Sanders was the leading woman. Jordan MUNGOVAN 17:17, Gillian SANDERS 18:32, Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 19:07, Bill NEELY 19:50, Adrienne BADDELEY 20:37, Elisa FERRUA 22:31, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 22:51, Jeremy DAY 23:02, Jess HARBERT (jnr) 23:19, Karl GARVEY 23:30, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 23:51, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 24:15, Margie MARSHALL 24:38, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 24:42, Aoife KILPATRICK 26:16, Ian HARRISON 26:28, Clare DAY 26:31, Emilie BROWN 26:48, Michael SIKORA 27:46, Karen HARBERT 28:24 Sue CAMP 28:20, Gavin HILLHOUSE 28:21, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 29:10, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 34:15, Andrew BROWN 34:35, Penny MERRETT 36:26, Pat HEWLETT 43:48, Beverley ALI 52:13 Cardiff Jackie DUNKLEY 28:56 Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia Dan CHIECHI 22:33, Evelyn JOSLIN 27:49, Ian BINGHAM 27:50 Old Deer Park Paula MAGUIRE 28:59, Katie WALTON 35:23 Southampton Linda HONEY 29:14, Aiah SONGU-MBRIWA 36:53 Kingston Marie Synnott-Wells was first woman. Marie SYNNOTT-WELLS 20:21, Philip ANDREWS 21:58, Wiebke KORTUM 21:59, Chris CATO 23:13, Amrut SHARMA 23:48, Chris CAMACHO 24:08, Julia BAILEY 24:34, Kevin KEAREY 25:13, Ann KEAREY 25:14, Geoffrey FISHER 26:08, Tom REAY 26:20, Josie KEAREY (jnr) 27:15, Rachel REVETT 27:31, Heather MARTINGELL 27:32, Ellen VAN KEULEN 30:53, Deepa SHARMA 30:58, Leeanne BRYCE 31:38, Fiona PUGH 31:39, Colette DORAN 31:40, Theo DOYLE (jnr) 42:01, Sam DOYLE (jnr) 43:22, Hannah DOYLE 43:52 Oxford Tomas STERNER 30:29 Southsea Alan DAVIDSON 28:03 St Helens Kevin JACQUES 24:54 Newbury Henry MAGUIRE 47:19 Crane Park Richard GURD 19:58, Eliott WELLS 21:37, Marianne MALAM 23:42, Louise WAPSHOTT 30:00, Christine DAVID 31:45, Tracey SMALL 33:09, Wyn WILLIAMS 35:02, Cindy CROUCHER 35:18, Lexi SLAUGHTER 38:16, Sally SPAULL 39:16 East Grinstead Claire WARNER 29:23 Osterley Park Clare FOWLER 21:13, Gordon WHITSON 21:39, Michael OSBORNE 23:25 Pomphrey Hill Emma WELLHAM 27:49 Reigate Priory Nick TWOMEY 19:27, Duncan MALLISON 19:54 Maidenhead Michael WHITE 28:43 Bois de Bologne, Paris, France Paul SINTON-HEWITT 20:25, Peter WEIR 20:56, Gary LEE 21:41, Karen WEIR 24:14, Joanne SINTON-HEWITT 26:05, Tony APPLEBY 26:31, Lorna SMITH 30:59, Su CLARK 35:23, Tamsin BURLAND 38:14 Firenze, Italy Peter FORDHAM 27:32 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 1st October Savill Gardens James RICKETTS 11:50, Aaron SCALLY 18:49, Connor SCALLY 22:43 parkruns 5km Saturday 7th October Bushy Park This was the 13th birthday of parkrun, attracting a field of nearly 1500 runners. Chris OWENS 20:00, Nick WRIGHT 20:12, Emily COULSON 20:33, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr) 21:08, Fiona FORD 21:24, Philip ANDREWS 21:28, Adam WRIGHT 22:00, Rachel REVETT 23:11, Simon LAWRENCE 24:34, Ian GRANGE 25:29, Amy COOPER 26:04, Toby COOPER 26:04, Julie DRUMMOND 27:33, Joanne SINTON-HEWITT 27:58, Lorna SMITH 28:17, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:31, Verka LAFEUILLE 30:27, Wally GARROD 40:36, John HANSCOMB 51:23 Banstead Woods Jonathan Smith finished 3rd Jonathan SMITH 18:11 Richmond Park Elisa Ferrua was third woman. James RITCHIE 20:12, Elisa FERRUA 21:54, Mia BROOKS (jnr) 22:27, Stephen AIKIN 22:39, Karl GARVEY 22:47, Jeremy DAY 22:58, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 23:13, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 23:49, Amrut SHARMA 24:13, Anna REICHWALD 24:14, Christopher READ 24:23, Carol AIKIN 25:06, Tony APPLEBY 26:44, Clare DAY 26:55, Michael SIKORA 27:10, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 29:21, Maia RUSHBY 29:25, Linda HONEY 29:48, Andrew BROWN 30:29, Margie MARSHALL 30:37, Ian HARRISON 30:38, Deepa SHARMA 32:23, Bronwen NORTHMORE 32:34, Wendy FISHER 33:46, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 34:40, Wiebke KORTUM 34:41, Aiah SONGU-MBRIWA 36:33, Martin CLARK 40:27, Beverley ALI 45:52, Pat HEWLETT 46:09 Bedfont Lakes Rob CURTIS 23:00 Old Deer Park Jonathan Moore finished 2nd. Jonathan MOORE 18:23, Vaughan RAMSAY 19:42, Kevin KNOWLES 23:17, Michael BEVERLY 25:50, Paula MAGUIRE 28:29, Katrina ROCHE 31:39 Andover Colette DORAN 32:48 Kingston Sam NESBITT (jnr) 19:24, Marcus ATKINS 20:33, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 21:11, Chris CAMACHO 23:49, Tom REAY 25:47, Aoife KILPATRICK 27:58 Leamington Ted MOCKETT 21:54, Ellen Van Keulen 28:33 Oxford Tomas STERNER 30:01 Southsea Alan DAVIDSON 35:47 Moors Valley Deborah BLAKEMORE 37:42 Poole Marie Synnott-Wells was the second woman home. Marie SYNNOTT-WELLS 20:46 Henley-on-Thames Peter FORDHAM 30:35 Upton House Paul SINTON-HEWITT 24:21, Ally PICKARD 26:31 Dulwich Mark HERBERT 17:42 Bryn Bach Clare Fowler was the leading woman. Clare FOWLER 20:23 Crane Park Nicholas TWOMEY 18:20, Richard GURD 19:36, Eric PLUE 21:34, Eliott WELLS 21:51, Philip ROBERTS 22:11, Daniel CHIECHI 23:02, Ann KEAREY 23:21, Rue TURNER 25:08, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 25:37, Josie KEAREY (jnr) 27:22, Heather MARTINGELL 28:23, Michael WHITE 28:27, Hilary THOMSON 32:03, Louise WAPSHOTT 32:50, Cindy CROUCHER 35:03, Su CLARK 35:10 Homewood David Ready finished third. David READY 19:15 Osterley Michael OSBORNE 24:55 Yeovil Montacute Junior Lexi Keech was the third female. Lexi KEECH (jnr) 21.53 Fulham Palace Tanya ALLEN 34:49 Reigate Priory Duncan MALLISON 19:46 Comber Victoria ORME 30:29 Barclay Dawn BATES 30:51 Lac de Divonne, France Alastair RITCHIE 25:21 Nuriootpa, Australia Evelyn Joslin was the leading woman in this South Australia event. Evelyn JOSLIN 25:43, Ian BINGHAM 27:29 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 8th October Surbiton Sam Nesbitt was first home in one of the fastest times recorded on this course. Sam NESBITT 7:20, Nathaniel BOND 9:06 FINALLY... Running on a hilly course in Oslo last month, Japanese Citizen Runner 30 year-old Yuki Kawauchi completed his 70th sub 2:20 marathon. Kawauchis fascinating back story can be found in Runners World from a couple of years ago here:.