*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 515 5th December 2017 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ranelagh women finish 7th in the South of the Thames team race. * Fanny Vein leads our team and wins the club womens championship * Tom Cameron leads an incomplete mens team * Carl Selya-Hammer wins Last Friday of the Month 5km * All needed for our next mob match on December 9th * Deadline in this Friday to enter the ballot for three London Marathon guaranteed places. ATTENTION PLEASE **************** NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB We have one more mob match this side of Christmas and its at Coulsdon this Saturday 9th December against South London Harriers. 7.5 miles of pure country, 2.30pm start. As usual for mob matches we need all the bodies we can get, everyone counts towards the final result and the more runners we have the better our chances of success. You can see details of the venue on SLHs website here:. More background and parking details here:. Suggested public transport route from Clapham Junction: 12:29 from Clapham Junction platform 13 to East Croydon; 12:47 from East Croydon platform 6 to Purley; 13:05 replacement bus service from Purley to Coulsdon South. LONDON MARATHON GUARANTEED PLACES We have been assigned three guaranteed places this year, and as usual there will be a ballot to decide the lucky trio. To qualify for the ballot you need to have run two mob matches during 2017 or run one mob match and helped marshal at a cross-country event. The draw will be made at the club Christmas Party on 9th December. To put your name in the hat please reply to this email by 8th December. CHRISTMAS PARTY this Saturday. Have fun! SOUTH OF THE THAMES 7.5 miles CHAMPIONSHIP RACE Saturday 16th December at Aldershot. 2pm start. Race information here:. Closing date for entries is December 10th, please contact the Captains/Team Managers if you want to run. HENTY RELAY Saturday 30th December 12 noon start in Richmond Park This is our Christmas fun relay around Sidmouth Wood. Its teams of three, drawn on the day. All members and friends welcome, start time is 12 noon but you must register at the clubhouse by 11.30am to be assigned to a team. 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. We have one pair lined up to fly the Ranelagh flag - do we have any other 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 here:. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or the women's Captain / Team Manager email@example.com Saturday 9th December Stubbs Cup mob match v South London Harriers at Coulsdon 2.30pm start. All welcome, register on the day. Saturday 16th December South of the Thames 7.5 miles championship at Aldershot. 2pm start. Entries in advance, contact the captains if you want to run. Saturday 30th December Henty Relay in Richmond Park. Our Xmas fun relay around Sidmouth Wood. 12 noon start. All welcome, register on the day by 11.30am. 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 THE THAMES 5 miles TEAM RACE Saturday 25th November at Beckenham Place Park Phil Aiken reports: Last December, Beckenham Place Park played host to the 7.5 mile South of Thames Championship Race. Within a year, we were back again, this time for its sister event, the 5 Mile Team Race. While there was a downgrading in terms of the race distance, the same couldnt be said for the race HQ, relocating from the local rugby club to the grander Palladian-style mansion that gave the park its name. From October to Christmas, the race calendar is packed, with barely a free weekend and it was unfortunate that not only was a Kent League fixture taking place on the same day, but it was being staged a few miles away in Danson Park. Numbers were inevitably down and, of the 14 clubs that were represented, 13 were from the Surrey League, the other being Aldershot, Farnham and District. While numbers were lost to the Kent League, quality was lost to the Liverpool Cross Challenge and Aldershots Georgie Bruinvels coasted to a comfortable minute-and-a-quarter victory over Kents Amy Clements, returning to competitive action after a number of months out injured. It was to be a similar gap back to third place, Herne Hills Ella Newton, who also took the prize for first Under 20. Hercules Wimbledons Alex Binley was 30th at Nonsuch Park a couple of weeks beforehand, but took the higher placed Kent scalps of Katie Rowland and Teresa Murphy to bag fourth. Not that the hosts would have been bothered by that. Penelope Teoh crossed the line in 8th to close out the Kent A team. Such was their dominance, the 19th finisher saw in the B team to claim second place and, by the time another eight had finished, the C team was complete too, taking 5th. There would also be D and E teams on the results sheet, Kent providing 22 of the 73 runners to finish. Herne Hill, always there or thereabouts, took bronze, four points ahead of Thames Hare & Hounds. Ranelagh had to settle for 7th, pipped to 6th by Dulwich Runners by just a couple of points. Fanny Vein led home a modest-sized contingent with a 12th place finish. For this she becomes Club Champion and will be awarded the Hugh Jones Salver at the Baker Cup Supper in the spring. A couple of minutes later came Eugenie McLachlan in 26th, ahead of Marie Synnott-Wells in 35th (winner of Trishs Trophy for being first over 40) and the two Beckys, 39th and 42nd. Lara Werrett was our final runner home, missing out on the top 50 by a mere couple of seconds. In the accompanying Mens race, likewise dominated by Kent AC, with not just the winning team but four of the first seven, an incomplete Ranelagh were represented by Tom Cameron (107th), Vaughan Ramsay (126th) and Rob Curtis (176th). LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 24th November in Hyde Park A clear victory for Carl Selya-Hammer. 1 Carl Selya-Hammer 16.37 SELF TRANSCENDENCE GRIZZLY BEAR 10km Sunday 26th November 1 E Auden (Belgrave) 33.02 28 Neil Rae 38.10 BUSHY PARK XMAS 5km / 10km Sunday 26th November 10km 1 T Foster (G&G) 34.24 10 Richard Gurd (Ranelagh) 41.54 26 Matt Sowton 48.11 5km 1 C Ore (Herc Wimb) 18.31 4 Kirsty Steel (Ranelagh) 22.36 (1st woman) KINGSTON 10km Sunday 26th November Gordon Whitson was the leading over 60. 1 A Abdulle (Ilford) 31.15 (chip time 31.15) 40 Gordon Whitson (Ranelagh) 43.10 (43.06) 150 Claire Warner 54.16 (53.58) 232 Roger Wallace 64.59 (64.40) Jigsaw 10km Sunday 26th November at Dunsfold 1 C Peck (Waverley) 33.31 (chip time 33.31) 74 Phil Roberts (Ranelagh) 44.16 (44.09) Putney Riverside 10km Sunday 3rd December 1 M Vardy (Newbury) 34.39 27 Nick Wright (Ranelagh) 42.37 Regents Park 10km Sunday 3rd December 1 D Pavilukovicius (Neko) 34.19 (chip time 34.15) 17 Matthew Roberts (Rane) 39.10 (39.08) 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 25th November Bushy Park Ted MOCKETT 16:37, David LAWLEY 17:36, Ross MACDONALD 17:40, Jonathan SMITH 17:40, Mark HERBERT 18:02, James WHISTLER 18:27, Euan SINCLAIR (jnr) 19:33, Joe BRYANT 22:06, Richard GURD 23:11, Emma WELLHAM 25:16, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:03, Catherine HOLMAN 35:53, Wally GARROD 40:03, John HANSCOMB 51:02 Wimbledon Common Laura Blazey was the leading woman at Wimbledon Laura BLAZEY 19:28 Richmond Park and Suzy Whatmough in Richmond Park. Jonathan MOORE 18:44, Suzy WHATMOUGH 19:45, James RITCHIE 19:53, Stewart ANDERSON 20:12, Stephen AIKIN 22:12, Karl GARVEY 22:36, Wiebke KORTUM 22:36, Elisa FERRUA 22:47, Cecily DAY (jnr) 22:55, Amrut SHARMA 23:44, James RUSHBY (jnr) 24:08, John HOBSON 24:30, Margie MARSHALL 24:33, Aoife KILPATRICK 24:47, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 24:48, Gavin HILLHOUSE 25:05, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 25:05, Simon TAYLOR 25:16, Ally PICKARD 25:24, Clare DAY 26:08, Karen HARBERT 26:57, Ian HARRISON 27:20, Sally K YAU 28:05, Andrew BROWN 28:33, Ben RUSHBY(jnr) 28:47, Phil RUSHBY 28:50, Jess HARBERT (jnr) 28:18, Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 29:18, Philippa KITCHEN 29:33, Rob KITCHEN 31:05, Ewa SOLTYS 31:28, Bronwen NORTHMORE 32:01, Deepa SHARMA 32:43, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 34:23, Wendy FISHER 34:58, Beverly WALSH 37:17, Tanya ALLEN 38:04, Yvonne HOWIE 41:28, Sally SPAULL 42:09, Lexi SLAUGHTER 42:14, Pat HEWLETT 49:56 Frimley Lodge Nick Twomey placed second. Nick TWOMEY 18:16 Old Deer Park James RILEY 17:55, Kris DAVIDSON 18:42, Paul GILBERT 23:21, Michael OSBORNE 24:01, Michael BEVERLY 25:51, Paula MAGUIRE 28:53, Lorna SMITH 29:21, Julian HOLDEN 29:43, Katie WALTON 32:11, Deborah BLAKEMORE 42:16 Hampstead Heath Melissa GLACKIN 27:52, Pete WARREN 30:13 Kingston Jake Waldron was top man and Julia Bailey was third woman. Jake WALDRON 16:33, Julia BAILEY 21:56, Chris CAMACHO 23:27, Tom REAY 26:04, Fiona PUGH 26:11, Geoffrey FISHER 27:12, Verka LAFEUILLE 30:12 Oxford Evelyn JOSLIN 29:42 Rickmansworth Mike WHITE 29:37 Faelledparken, Denmark Carl Assmundson was first home. Carl ASSMUNDSON 16:44 Cannon Hill, Birmingham Janet TURNES 29:06 Long Eaton Estelle Damant was the second woman to finish. Estelle DAMANT 19:07 Delta, South Africa Gareth WILLIAMS 19:39 Dulwich Tamsin BURLAND 27:09 Gladstone Paul SINTON-HEWITT 19:55, Clare Fowler 22:41, Jo SINTON-HEWITT 27:33 Crane Park Cordelia Parker was the leading woman. Cordelia PARKER 18:56, Eliott WELLS 19:33, Eric PLUE 20:28, Alan ELDER 22:24, Marianne MALAM 23:42, Ann KEAREY 23:43, Kevin KEAREY 23:44, Kevin JACQUES 23:49, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 25:26, Michelle BEAUMONT 25:40, Claire WARNER 26:40, Josie KEAREY (jnr) 26:50, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 26:51, Lewis EMERY 27:05, Louise WAPSHOTT 32:48, Paul WAPSHOTT 32:49, Hilary THOMSON 32:50, Ellen VAN KEULEN 37:58, Nigel COOMBES 51:14 Fulham Palace Colette DORAN 27:48 Bryanston Sam DALGLEISH 18:26 Parke Mike PEACE 25:22 Ballito, South Africa Peter FORDHAM 30:56 Lac de Divonne, France Alastair RITCHIE 25:03 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 26th November Moormead Campbell MCLAREN 9:36 Surbiton Nathaniel BOND 9:07 parkruns 5km Saturday 2nd December Bushy Park Jonathan SMITH 17:28, Richard KIMBER 17:30, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr) 21:23, James WHISTLER 21:26, Kevin JACQUES 23:11, Noel SIMPSON 27:57, Wally GARROD 40:57, John HANSCOMB 54:45 Richmond Park Tom CAMERON 19:57, Stewart ANDERSON 20:02, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 21:26, Stephen AIKIN 21:51, Jess HARBERT (jnr), Karl GARVEY 22:45, James RUSHBY(jnr) 23:05, Amrut SHARMA 23:19, Rachel REVETT 23:28, Ellie LUXMOORE (jnr) 23:33, Simon TAYLOR 24:04, Gavin HILLHOUSE 24:28, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 24:29, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 24:31, Christopher READ 24:36, Clare DAY 25:49, Margie MARSHALL 26:00, Andrew BROWN 26:53, Ian HARRISON 26:54, Karen HARBERT 27:07, Adrienne BADDELEY 28:26, Michael SIKORA 29:23, Val LOWMAN 30:37, Deepa SHARMA 31:59, Bronwen NORTHMORE 32:24, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 33:56, Martin CLARK 40:03 Amager Faelled (Denmark) Emma WELLHAM 27:38 Bedfont Lakes Rob CURTIS 25:36, Becky Curtis-Hall 25:36, Colette DORAN 48:07 Bromley Paul SINTON-HEWITT 24:55 Old Deer Park Kris Davidson was the first finisher. Kris DAVIDSON 19:02, Fiona PUGH 27:36, Julian HOLDEN 30:10, Katrina ROCHE 32:30 Southampton Penny MERRETT 31:56 Kingston Wiebke KORTUM 22:28, Chris CAMACHO 23:29, Kirsty NOBLE 25:40, Geoffrey FISHER 28:15 Heartwood Forest Tamsin BURLAND 29:48 Gunnersbury Dan LITTLE 19:15 Walsall Arboretum Joe BRYANT 22:54 Eastville Jackie DUNKLEY 29:55 Delta, South Africa Gareth WILLIAMS 20:03 Crane Park Ann Kearey was third woman home. Kevin KEAREY 20:04, Eliott WELLS 20:58, Alan ELDER 21:30, Richard GURD 21:47, Philip ROBERTS 22:16, Daniel CHIECHI 22:51, Ann KEAREY 23:17, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 24:38, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 24:42, Marianne MALAM 24:51, Claire WARNER 25:13, Josie KEAREY (jnr) 26:10, Melanie DAVISON 30:11, Heather MARTINGELL 30:12, Michael WHITE 30:18, Christine DAVID 30:57, Tracey SMALL 31:47, Hilary THOMSON 32:37, Katie WALTON 35:00, Cindy CROUCHER 35:09, Nigel COOMBES 43:18 Hillsborough Peter WEIR 21:02, Karen WEIR 24:22 Shorne Woods Clare FOWLER 22:46, Jo SINTON-HEWITT 27:15 Greenpoint, South Africa Jordan Mungovan was the first man. Jordan MUNGOVAN 17:09 Fulham Palace Alan WHATMOUGH 18:29, Pete WARREN 26:33 Reigate Priory Duncan MALLISON 20:21 Parke Mike PEACE 26:10 Rushmoor Nick Twomey and Mark Herbert were second and third finishers. Nicholas TWOMEY 17:35, Mark HERBERT 17:57 Barclay Dawn BATES 31:52 Hove Promenade Ally PICKARD 25:26 Lac de Divonne, France Alastair RITCHIE 25:57 Kuechenholz, Germany Peter FORDHAM 27:51 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 3rd December Savill Gardens John RICKETTS 13:33, Connor SCALLY 16:01, Aaron SCALLY 16:07 Bushy Park Finlay SINCLAIR 8:14 FINALLY... This originally appeared in the US version of Runners World, written by Roger Robinson. It's cross country season, when thousands of high school and college runners become harriers. They join the field, race with the pack, take hurdles in their stride, cover the course, run in to the finish, and impress their coach. And in those few familiar words of English, they also pay tribute to the lively high school runners 200 years ago who invented this fascinating sport. They called themselves harriershare hunters-- because they were imitating their fathers' sport of hunting. Two runners would be designated the hares or foxes and run ahead by 10 minutes or so (that time was called law), laying a scent of shredded paper. The pack was the younger runners (roughly ages 13-15), who were supposedly hounds. At Shrewsbury School in England, the first to organize the sport, they were even given appropriate doggy names, like Trojan or Challenger Their job was to follow the scent, working as a team to cover any checks (where the scent was lost). Skilled hares would zigzag and double, and lay false trails to make the hounds' job difficult. So when you modestly say you are a mid-pack or back-of-the-pack runner, you are linking yourself to those young hounds of the early 1800s. The field was the older students (ages 16-18), who were supposedly the pursuing huntsmen. They followed the hounds, and once the hares were sighted, they began the serious run in. If they caught the hares, it was the kill. So if you're ahead of the field, you are indeed winning the race, just as the best schoolboy runner did as he chased the hares any misty October day in 1825. They also organized more formal races, which they called steeplechases, modelled on their fathers' daredevil horseback gallops from one village church steeple to the next. This time there would be a marked course. That came from the Latin word "currere, to run, which also gave us other running words like courier and current -- the latest news brought by running messenger. Fences, streams, and thorny hedges were all part of the challenge, and the students at Shrewsbury next day proudly displayed the scars inflicted by a technique they called belly-hedging. When I visited Shrewsbury in my 60s, I ran all their courses but I did not try belly-hedging, thank you. Sometimes they would jump hurdles, which were movable sections of fencing, used by farmers for penning sheep. And your team coach? He or she takes the name from a little town called Kocs or Kotcz, in western Hungary, where in the 1400s they devised a special cart, a kotczi-wagon, for transporting passengers on the rough local roads. Kotczi became coach in English. In about 1845, at Oxford University, it was adapted to mean someone who gives special tutoring -- who carries the student (or athlete) along, as if driving them in a coach. One last word that I especially like is exercise. Its original meaning (Latin exercere) is to move out of confinement or restraint. That fits every harrier. We leave the classroom or office behind to run free with the pack, enjoying the open air and natural surface of fields or trails. Words can tell us a lot about why we run, and how it all began.