*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 513 10th November 2017 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Thames Hare & Hounds end our mob match winning streak * Ranelagh mob of 72 runners led by Richard Gregory and Laura Blazey * Ranelagh women finish 51st in the National Cross-Country Relays * Varied Marathon exploits from Nick Impey, Martin Halvey, Chris Bundhun and Wiebke Kortum * Marie Synnott-Wells finishes 2nd in the Wimbledon Half Marathon * Surrey League races tomorrow * London Championships next Saturday * Book now for our Christmas Party ATTENTION PLEASE **************** SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUES Saturday 11th November The second of the four League races take place tomorrow, with our women at Nonsuch Park (11am start) and our men on Mitcham Common (3pm start). More details on our website. LONDON CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 18th November at Parliament Hill Heres a chance to take a look at the infamous Parliament Hill courses ahead of the National Championships which are to be held here in February. Entries have now closed. SOUTH OF THE THAMES 5 miles CHAMPIONSHIP including Ranelagh club womens championship Saturday 25th November at Beckenham Place Park. 2pm start. Entries close on the 18th, so contact the Captains / Team Managers if you want to run. NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB Well, were going to have to start a new mob match winning streak. Heres our chance to make it 1. Were away again, at Coulsdon on Saturday 9th December against South London Harriers. 7.5 miles of pure country. As usual for mob matches we need all the bodies we can get. Reserve the date, it will build up your appetite for the evening CHRISTMAS PARTY Saturday 9th December 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 so reserve your place without delay! E-mail Michele Gibson 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. ED WHITLOCK More on the legendary Ed, with Ranelagh vests well to the fore here!. OLIVE MASLIN Were sorry to report the death at the age of 95 of one of the clubs most stalwart supporters over the years, Olive Maslin. She died on November 7th, just a few weeks after her husband Bob passed away. Bob was 101 years old, and together they had recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. In recognition of her support for the club Olive was made an honorary life member a few years ago. FRANCKEISS CUP ROWING RACE Paul Gregory revived this event a few years ago, but we have only put in a crew on one or two occasions since. The event has been growing in popularity and five local running clubs put in crews last year. The cup is actually ours it was donated by Ranelagh member R H Franckeiss in 1929 but we havent brought it home for some time. This years races will take place at The Skiff Club Teddington on Sunday 14th January. Do we have any rowers in our midst, or anyone who would like to give it a try? The boats we use are two-person skiffs with a cox. Paul writes: Crews are doubles, ladies, mens and mixed. No experience is necessary, three free training sessions are optionally available on Saturdays or Sundays - pre-booked only. The Skiff Club provides coxes if needed. Entry fees are £12 per crew on the day. For more info: and Video:. Reply to this email if youre interested. 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 18th November London Cross-Country Championships at Parliament Hill, start 1.15pm (women) and 2pm (men) Saturday 25th November South of the Thames 5 miles at Beckenham Place Park including club womens championships. 2pm start Saturday 9th December Stubbs Cup mob match v South London Harriers at Coulsdon 2.30pm start 5km parkruns every Saturday at 9am and 2km junior parkruns weekly or monthly on Sundays. Venues, more details and registration at www.parkrun.org.uk or www.parkrun.org.uk/events/juniorevents/. WHATS HAPPENED *************** MOB MATCH v THAMES HARE AND HOUNDS Saturday 4th November 7.5 miles on Wimbledon Common Phil Killingley reports: MOB STREAK ENDS No, not some lurid headline from the gutter press, but the ending of Ranelagh mob's 15 match winning streak, at the hands of Thames Hare and Hounds, away from home. . It wasn't for want of trying. Ranelagh turned out a superb 72 runners and at least won on numbers, beating Thames's 64. But it was Thames's 150th anniversary (yes, even older than us, by some 14 years) and they made a pretty special effort, turning out some of the athletes that saw them win both men and women's Surrey League fixtures in October. After a rainy night and morning, the weather cleared for the runners arriving at Thames's clubhouse on Wimbledon Common. It was apparent to me quite early on, seeing some of the opposition runners warming up, that we were in for our stiffest test yet. And as their quicker runners splashed off into the woods leaving most Ranelites in their wake, it seemed like only a mid-pack blue wave of epic proportions could save us. To be fair, we gave it a really good go - Richard Gregory and Jake Waldron put in superb runs to land us 3rd and 4th, and Laura Blazey was first lady home in an impressive time of 48:32. Ted Mockett effortlessly glided away from his captain and Peter Haarer with by some way his best ever performance for Ranelagh. Other highlights included James Riley, relatively new runner and first time in the mud, keeping up with a very strong group of Ranelites to finish 29th. David Wright had an excellent run in a fraction over 50min. There were some excellent first time mob appearances including from Alice Forbes, Dmitry Adamskis and Tom Cameron. But Thames were more than equal to the task, and no one was really surprised to hear the final score announced in their favour at sandwiches after the race, subsequently confirmed as 4038 (us); 3477 (them) Three of our top four mob match heroes were there - David Wright (169 mobs); Mike Peace (138) and Clive Naish (136). A full house of mobs from Chris Camacho and Peter Haarer this season will see them both hit 50 (Peter - I'll spare you the obvious pun here...), and John Ricketts only needs one more to score his half century. How many have you done? Have a look here:. Somehow, for me at least, defeat didn't hurt. What was more important today was the opposition mob really asserting themselves for the first time in a while to make it a feisty contest, with colossal turnouts on both sides. The real winner was the mob match format. NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 4th November at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield Phil Aiken reports: The Cross Country boom shows no sign of abating. Not only was a record 1273 teams entered overall, but five of the ten races - Under 13 Girls, Under 13 Boys, Under 15 Boys, Senior Women and Senior Men boasted their own record totals. Though, like last year, attendance from the south was limited, with Herne Hill Harriers the only Surrey League rival on the start line of the Senior Womens race. The winners of this race face off against the Welsh and Scottish champions at the Liverpool Cross Challenge at the end of the month for the right to represent Great Britain at the European Clubs Cross Country Championship in Portugal in February. No club can match the strength in depth of Aldershot, Farnham & District. Kate Holt (City of Stoke) and Elle Vernon (Stockport Harriers) may have eked out a few seconds lead over Katie Bingle, having a breakout year, but neither club could match Aldershots international pairing of Emelia Gorecka and Emily Hosker-Thornhill on legs two and three. In fact it was Leeds City, third last year, who were the nearest challengers, but they were almost a minute down by the finish. Half a minute back were Charnwood, swapping the minor podium places with Leeds from a year before. For Ranelagh, Captain Becky took on the responsibility of the opening leg. Pleased with her run, she was startled to see it was only good enough for 49th. Charlie Hyde, venturing forth where others feared to tread, ensured that Ranelagh had a complete team. Ranelagh may have lost a few places on the second leg, but we were still running come the final one. Thank you Charlie! Being based in Loughborough is not conducive to racing in Surrey so its a welcome sight when Estelle Damant is able to don the Ranelagh vest. Not in top form, she was still able to grab back almost all the places lost on leg 2. Ranelagh just missed out on the top 50 by one place - and 4.5 seconds. Herne Hill earned the unofficial and non-existent trophy as best Surrey League club with a 26th place finish. This was the position occupied by Ranelagh last year, but then we were boosted by the presence of Nic Jackson. Nic was back at Mansfield, though sadly now running in the colours of new club, Ribble Valley Harriers. I have to say, Nic, blue suits you better. Senior Women 1 Aldershot F&D AC 29.48 2 Leeds City AC 30.42 3 Charnwood AC 31.13 51 Ranelagh H 37.16 Becky Curtis-Hall 49 11.33 Charlie Hyde 66 13.48 Estelle Damant 51 11.49 DUBLIN MARATHON Sunday 28th October and others! Martin Halvey reports: I've completed a few marathons since Boston in April and there was a welcome improvement as the season progressed. I ran the Clare Burren Marathon Challenge in Ireland during the month of May which was half on road and half off road including a climb up the limestone strewn mountain. I haven't seen hand cut turf laid out alongside the track on the mountain top since I was a snotty youth in a well-worn short trousers. I completed the run in 3 hours 11 minutes. Next I entered the Clarinbridge marathon at the beginning of September held in conjunction with the local Oyster festival. There were 40 runners in the race and I finished in 3 hours 9 minutes. A plate of oysters with a drop of Guinness followed after which I was fit to be tied! A trip up to the historic and beautiful city of Chester in October followed where I ran 3:08.47. I think I may have gone under the three hours if I didn't have to run roughly 400 metres on the horse race track as the going was extremely soft due to the previous days rain. Dublin was more productive as I finished with a time of 2:59.26. About 200 metres from the finish a runner collapsed on the road. I didn't stop as I was close to the three hours. If I collapsed I wouldn't want any assistance if I was capable of crawling. You don't finish a marathon if you received assistance as Dorando found out in 1908. I didn't feel too happy with myself but most marathons have medics on standby. I did see the unfortunate runner in a wheelchair at the finish. I ran Dublin in the club vest of South Galway Athletic Club which was founded in 1975 but it slowly lost members due to recessions and the resultant emigration. Revived six years ago membership increased. Also running on roads and streets is more acceptable to the general public. We are no longer considered to be head cases. SGAC is my second claim. Ranelagh is my pride. Martin modestly fails to mention that his runs in the Burren and Clarinbridge netted him 2nd and 3rd place respectively. In Dublin he was 7th M55. MIDNIGHT MOOSE NIGHT TIME ULTRA TRAIL RACE Friday 22nd September in Parc de la Gatineau, Quebec, Canada Canadian member John Warner writes: Interesting race for me, using a headlamp: Midnight Moose - a 25k night trail race finished in 7:41. I ended up doing 30k, most challenging race of my life! STANDARD CHARTERED JERSEY MARATHON Sunday 1st October Chris Bundhun reports: As a sometime seafarer, I have become rather accustomed to running on islands of various sizes, so a visit to Jersey for my second marathon to date seemed an appealing option. The bailiwick is known for its supposedly subtropical climate, although this had apparently been none too evident in late September: indeed some local runners later told me of their misgivings for a very wet 26.2 miles. Fortunately, conditions on the day turned out to be ideal for any distance race, at 16ºC with some light, refreshing drizzle. The route started and finished in St Helier, entailing a scenic anticlockwise circuit of much of the western half of the island. A small field of competitors meant that I was largely running solo, although local support within St Helier, and from villages and farms en route, was warmly enthusiastic. As one might expect, the terrain is reasonably undulating, with a considerable ascent in the earlier miles, answered by a descent for a less-than-leisurely seafront promenade heading to the finish line in Liberation Square. A unique, well-organized event for anyone seeking more green than grey from a marathon experience. 1 H Chirchir (Kenya) 2:22.30 13 Chris Bundhun 2:56.30 PUTNEY and FULHAM HALF MARATHON Sunday 8th October 1 C Sandison (Fulham) 1:20.29 (chip time 1:20.27) 8 J Earp (unatt) 1:29.31 (1:29.27 1st woman) 74 Gwen McCormack 1:45.59 (1:45.49) 164 Roger Wallace 2:39.50 (2:39.37) LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 27th October in Hyde Park 1 H Torry (Serp) 16.16 6 Carl Selya-Hammer 16.51 32 Louis Randall 18.04 207 Kevin Jacques 23.39 BEACHY HEAD 10k and MARATHON Saturday 28th October Wiebke Kortum reports: It was a beautiful October day with temperatures a bit above 10 degrees and not much wind. The course is very hilly with a total climb of over 3500ft (according to the race website). However, partly because of the weather one had truly fantastic sights over the coastline and the colourful autumnal land bordering the sea. In the first half of the race one climbed a couple of serious hills and was rewarded with stunning views. After nearly 20 miles one then emerged out of the woods at the 'Seven Sisters Country Park which lies at a beautiful estuary. The sight of the white, chalky cliffs of the 'Seven Sisters' sprawling to the horizon on the left and the glittering sea in October sunlight on the right, with the landmark lighthouse on the last hill just behind the Seven Sisters, was breathtaking. Running them was not so easy as the ascent was often too steep for running. Nevertheless, eventually, with now 24 miles in the legs Beachy Head was the final challenge with over 100m elevation. Absolutely everyone around me had to walk on that final climb before descending into Eastbourne and towards the finish line where smiling faces, cakes and organic coffees were waiting. - A truly special trail run which I can recommend to everyone who likes hills and long distances in amazing countryside. I came 27th woman from 869 (but many intended to walk the whole distance) in 4:17:25 (overall place 281). The leading woman ran 3:27:09 (Alexie Williams from Dulwich Runners - overall place 24!). Marathon 1 T Leckie (Bodyworks) 2:56.45 24 A Williams (Dul R) 3:27.09 (1st woman) 281 Wiebke Kortum (Ranelagh) 4:17.25 10k 1 R Brocklehurst (Eastb) 38.00 11 S Fry (Hailsham) 41.54 (1st woman) 106 Marianne Malam (Ranelagh) 52.24 FRANKFURT MARATHON Sunday 29th October Nick Impey ran an amazingly even-paced race, running halves of 79.21 and 79.24 for a big PB of 2:38.45. 1 S Tola (Ethiopia) 2:05.50 166 Nick Impey 2:38.45 RIVER THAMES HALF MARATHON Sunday 29th October This was a successful promotion for Roy Reeder. First Ranelagh finishers were Marc Leyshon, Adrienne Baddeley and Clare Fowler who were all making their Half Marathon debuts.. 1 M Fox (C&C) 1:11.51 (chip time 1:11.51) 9 Marc Leyshon (Ranelagh) 1:15.46 (1:15.45) 55 A Emmerson (unatt) 1:26.31 (1:26.31 1st woman) 169 Adrienne Baddeley (Ran) 1:36.07 (1:35.43) 178 Clare Fowler 1:36.40 (1:36.16) 231 Jim Old 1:39.42 (1:39.19) 497 Matt Sowton 1:49.41 (1:48.49) 586 Ian Anderson 1:52.32 (1:52.07) 753 Ally Pickard 1:59.06 (1:58.42 1129 Karima Graham 2:14.44 (2:12.22) WIMBLEDON HALF MARATHON Sunday 29th October Marie Synnott-Wells was runner-up in the womens section and leading over 50. 1 W Woodcock (VP&TH) 1:11.38 (chip time 1:11.38) 18 H Barsham-Rolfe (unatt) 1:33.23 (1:33.21 1st woman) 25 Marie Synnott-Wells (Ran) 1:35.14 (1:35.11) RONHILL CLASSIC SERIES 10km Sunday 29th October at Oxshott 1 S Winder (E&E) 36.53 120 Tom Reay 55.11 ROYAL PARKS WINTER SERIES 10km Sunday 5th November at Greenwich Park 1 J Semmence (unatt) 36.31 128 Paul Wapshott 53.50 309 Louise Wapshott 65.07 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 14th October In addition to those previously listed: Bushy Park Freddie LETT (jnr) 19:32 parkruns 5km Saturday 28th October Bushy Park Rebecca NORTHMORE 21:43, Euan SINCLAIR (jnr) 21:58, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr) 23:20, Simon COLLINGRIDGE 23:32, Nathaniel BOND (jnr) 23:52, Fiona PUGH 27:39, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:14, Janet TURNES 30:27, Clive NAISH 31:48, Ashleigh FERRIS 33:16, Leeanne BRYCE 33:16, Colette DORAN 33:21, Wally GARROD 41:13 Wimbledon Common Ben SHORE 21:58 Banstead Woods Christopher PARSONS 23:59 Richmond Park Jordan Mungovan was first across the line. Jordan MUNGOVAN 17:33, Jonathan MOORE 18:23, Bill NEELY 20:19, Stewart ANDERSON 20:20, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 21:16, Mark BYATT 22:37, Stephen AIKIN 22:41, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 22:59, Jess HARBERT (jnr) 23:00, Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 23:00, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 23:02, John RICKETTS 23:16, Simon TAYLOR 24:09, Carol AIKIN 25:12, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 25:27, Aoife KILPATRICK 25:59, Maia RUSHBY 26:42, Karen HARBERT 27:07, Tom REAY 28:09, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 28:21, Michael SIKORA 28:22, Phil RUSHBY 28:27, Bronwen NORTHMORE 31:32, Ewa SOLTYS 31:58, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 33:52, Wendy FISHER 35:21, Robert HILLHOUSE 52:17 Bedfont Lakes Eamonn ODwyer 20:34 Old Deer Park Kris Davidson was 2nd overall and Suzy Whatmough was the leading woman. Kris DAVIDSON 18:13, Suzy WHATMOUGH 20:33, Eirin MC DAID 20:34, Kevin KNOWLES 22:54, Melanie DAVISON 28:39, Lorna SMITH 29:07, Katrina ROCHE 34:47 Kingston Philip ANDREWS 21:18, Rachel REVETT 22:47, Chris CAMACHO 23:59, Kirsty NOBLE 25:32 Oxford Tomas STERNER 30:30 Eastleigh Paul SINTON-HEWITT 21:45, Jo SINTON-HEWITT 28:31 Gunnersbury Tom CAMERON 19:23, Andrew BROWN 24:31 Harrogate Duncan MALLISON 20:38 Princes Park, Liverpool Noel SIMPSON 29:32 Stonehouse Jonny BROOK (jnr) 19:31, Kate BROOK 23:21 Chippenham Ted Mockett placed second. Ted MOCKETT 17:48, Mark HERBERT 18:00, James WHISTLER 18:03, Jonathan SMITH 18:32, Rick JENNER 18:59, Nicholas TWOMEY 19:10, Peter FAULL 20:04, Matthew WILLIAMS 20:06, Vaughan RAMSAY 20:47, Ann KEAREY 25:28, Kevin KEAREY 25:29, Rebecca CURTIS-HALL 28:18, Rob CURTIS 28:18, Amrut SHARMA 28:18, Ellen VAN KEULEN 29:06, Deepa SHARMA 31:04, Katie WALTON 34:25 Crane Park Richard GURD 20:51, Gordon WHITSON 21:05, Philip ROBERTS 22:03, Tamsin BURLAND 26:36, Louise WAPSHOTT 32:30, Cindy CROUCHER 34:55, Su CLARK 36:12, Sally SPAULL 37:27, Lexi SLAUGHTER 37:56, Beverley ALI 42:16 Brockenhurst Alan ELDER 23:42 Preston Park, Brighton John PRATT 26:52 Osterley Michael OSBORNE 23:39 Rushmoor Mike PEACE 23:03 Cranleigh Julian SMITH 25:08, Sarah SMITH 30:35 Exeter Riverside Cecily DAY (jnr) 22:27, Jeremy DAY 22:51, Clare DAY 25:30 Harwich Anna REICHWALD 23:56 Stratford-upon-Avon James RUSHBY (jnr) 27:24 Erddig Sue CAMP 29:40, Lloyd CAMP 37:34 Castle Park Peter FORDHAM 28:17 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 29th October Moormead Astrid ROPER 11:23 parkruns 5km Saturday 4th November Bushy Park Nick WRIGHT 20:02, Joe BRYANT 23:18, Ellen VAN KEULEN 26:15, James WHISTLER 27:31, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:38, Wally GARROD 40:10, John HANSCOMB 51:36 Richmond Park Eamonn O'DWYER 21:06, Nick FORDHAM 21:24, Elisa FERRUA 22:21, Karl GARVEY 22:23, Jess HARBERT (jnr) 22:27, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 22:39, James RUSHBY (jnr) 23:26, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 23:56, Amrut SHARMA 24:11, Matt AIKIN 24:14, John HOBSON 24:59, Gary LEE 26:17, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 27:10, Maia RUSHBY 27:11, Karen HARBERT 27:38, Michael SIKORA 30:27, Bronwen NORTHMORE 32:01, Andrew BROWN 32:25, Deepa SHARMA 32:31, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 35:00, Tamsin BURLAND 36:14, Tanya ALLEN 39:15, Robert HILLHOUSE 41:53, Pat HEWLETT 44:03 Roundshaw Downs Jodie GRAY 25:16 Ashton Court Karima GRAHAM 27:28 Old Deer Park Jonathan Moore was first finisher. Jonathan MOORE 18:17, Mark ROPER 25:51, Joanne SINTON-HEWITT 26:12, Paula MAGUIRE 27:47, Katrina ROCHE 31:57, Deborah BLAKEMORE 35:47, Lorna SMITH 35:48 Kingston Chris CAMACHO 24:07, Hannah DOYLE 25:16, Fiona PUGH 26:59 Oxford Evelyn JOSLIN 30:58, Tomas STERNER 32:24 Shepton Mallet Christopher PARSONS 24:27 Crane Park Bruce MCLAREN 20:28, Richard GURD 20:41, Kevin KEAREY 21:29, Rebecca NORTHMORE 22:41, Daniel CHIECHI 23:03, Kevin JACQUES 24:12, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 26:19, Josie KEAREY(jnr) 26:36, Claire WARNER 26:54, Philip ROBERTS 27:16, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 28:33, Paul WAPSHOTT 29:25, Michael WHITE 29:39, Victoria ORME 30:26, Christine DAVID 30:39, Tracey SMALL 32:25, Cindy CROUCHER 35:02, Su CLARK 36:28, Sally SPAULL 37:41, Lexi SLAUGHTER 37:44 Reigate Priory Duncan MALLISON 21:24 Salisbury Bobby JACKSON 33:59 Chateau de Pierre de Bresse, France Alastair RITCHIE 25:44 Olsztyn, Poland Peter FORDHAM 27:43 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 5th November Bushy Park Isla SINCLAIR 11:03 Savill Gardens Thomas LANE 11:07, James RICKETTS 13:21, Aaron SCALLY 17:14, Matthew LANE 18:44, Connor SCALLY 22:03 Surbiton Nathaniel BOND 8:42 FINALLY... From Athletics Weekly: Who Sweats Most Men or Women? Its long been mooted that men sweat more than women but, when scientists from the University of Wollongong in Australia and Mie Prefecture College of Nursing in Japan put this theory to the test, they found it held no water. When it comes to sweat rates, its body shape and size not someones sex that makes a difference. Indeed, the study published in the journal Experimental Physiology found that smaller men and women with more surface area per kilogram of body mass are more dependent on heat loss through increasing circulation and less dependent upon sweating. Gender has long been thought to influence sweating and skin blood flow during heat stress, said lead author, Sean Notley, We found that these heat loss responses are in fact gender independent during exercise in conditions where the body can successfully regulate its temperature.