*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 517 5th January 2018 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HAPPY NEW YEAR! HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Phil Killingley, Perry Rendell and Michele Gibson win the Henty Relay * Richard Gregory finishes 3rd in the Last Friday 5km in Hyde Park * Vets awards for Marie Synnott-Wells and Mick Lane at the New Years Day 10km * County Championships this weekend Middlesex on Saturday 6th, Surrey on Sunday 7th * Next Surrey League races on Saturday January 13th women on Wimbledon Common, men at Coulsdon * Marshals needed for home races in February and March * Sharon Laws obituary ATTENTION PLEASE **************** MARSHALS Starting at the beginning on February we have six home races in Richmond Park in the space of seven weeks. All these will need marshalling but we cant rely on the old faithfuls to cover all of them. We urgently need help from the wider membership. If all active members would volunteer to marshal one race we would have no problems. Many of you volunteer to help at parkruns well, please dont forget that your club needs you too! The dates are 3rd February, 10th February, 17th February, 3rd March, 10th March, and 17th March. All are Saturday afternoons, except the womens League races on 10th February which start at 11am. Two of the races are mob matches, where we would encourage as many to run as possible, but if you are injured or 7.5 miles is too far for you, please volunteer instead. The Clutton Cup 10 miles handicap on March 17th will have minimal marshalling. If you can help on one or more of these dates, please reply to this e-mail! TUESDAY NIGHT SOCIALS Dont forget that we meet for a casual drink after training on the first Tuesday of each month. Venue is upstairs at the Roebuck on Richmond Hill. All welcome. COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS Middlesex Cross-Country Championships for all age groups take place at Perivale on Saturday 6th January, while the Surrey Championships will be on the following day, Sunday 7th, at Denbies Vineyard, Dorking. Entries for both close are now closed. SURREY LEAGUES The third Surrey League races for men and women both take place on Saturday 13th January. The women are on Wimbledon Common, senior start time is 11am. Girls Under 15 and Under 17 run at 12 noon, Under 13s run at 12.30pm. The men are visiting Coulsdon again, start time for seniors is 2.30pm, following the juniors at 2.00pm. Note early start times. INTER-CLUB 5 miles Saturday 20th January in Richmond Park (Roehampton Gate) This is the Bank of Englands race, starting and finishing just inside Roehampton Gate. No three-line whips for this one, but all are welcome. It incorporates a match between ourselves and Ealing Southall and Middlesex AC for the Hec Petersen Trophy. The race HQ is the Banks Sports Ground in Bank Lane, a short distance from the Park. Register on the day. NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB Its not until 3rd February but put the date in your diary at home in Richmond Park against Orion Harriers. SPORTING FEET Michael Morris has recently been appointed manager of the Sporting Feet store in Richmond which means hell have to miss out on our Saturday afternoon races. But hed still like to see us! Michael says: I am offering a 10% club discount to Ranelagh Harriers members across all of our non-sale items. We have shops in Richmond (9, King Street, TW9 1ND) and Putney (3, Lacy Road, SW15 1NH). Running is our lead sport and we stock an extensive range of footwear from key brands such as Asics, Brooks, New Balance and Saucony, Mizuno and adidas amongst others. We also have a great range of clothing, accessories, technology and nutrition. We offer free gait analysis and also use the latest digital foot scanning equipment. STREET ORIENTEERING For anyone who fancies a change from normal Tuesday night training, the South London Orienteers (Ralph Streets club) are organising another Street Orienteering event in Richmond next Tuesday, January 9th. No compasses or complex route finding necessary you just need to be able to read a road map. Start times are between 6.30pm and 7.30pm from the Slug and Lettuce pub on Richmond Riverside. More info: SHARON LAWS Former Ranelagh member Sharon Laws sadly died on December 16th at the age of just 43. She was part of the very strong Ranelagh team which dominated the Surrey League in the mid-2000s. Work then took her to Australia where she discovered a latent talent for road cycling. By 2008 was competing internationally and represented the UK in the road race in that years Olympics at Beijing. Later that year she won the British Time Trial Championship and in 2012 won the National Road Race Championship. Sharon retired from professional cycling in August 2016 and later that year was diagnosed with cervical cancer. RANELAGH HARRIERS GAZETTE The latest edition of our annual club magazine has recently been published very late, for which the editors humbly apologise. There are copies in the clubhouse, please help yourself. Alternatively if youd like a copy posted to you please reply to this e-news. 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 6th January Middlesex Championships women and men at Perivale Sunday 7th January Surrey Championships women and men at Denbies vineyard, Dorking Saturday 13th January Surrey League women on Wimbledon Common, men at Coulsdon. See above. Saturday 20th January Inter-club race at Roehampton. See above. Saturday 27th January South of England Championships at Stanmer Park, Brighton 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 *************** HENTY RELAY Saturday 30th December in Richmond Park There was a reasonable turn-out of 27 runners making up nine teams of three. Kens computer categorised them as fast, medium and slow, and arranged the teams to be as well balanced as possible. In each team, the fast would cover three laps of Sidmouth Wood, the medium two and the slow one lap. Lap 1 saw Phil Killingley battling all the way with Graham Brook before prevailing by five seconds in a time of 7.21. Not far behind in third place was Ed Perry. Peter Haarers team ran their medium runner Gordon Whitson on the first lap rather than Peter himself. Gordon came home 7th, but Peter then proceeded to storm through the field into the lead. Perry Rendell for Phils team was all of a minute behind in 2nd place, while not much further back was Niamh Holt for Finlay Sinclairs team. It was Wally Garrod who carried that lead into the third lap, but he was soon swallowed up by most of the field. Phil K regained the lead, with Ed Perry about a minute back pursued by Euan Sinclair. Lap 4 saw Michele Gibson on course for Phils team and she was ungallantly pipped at the post by Andy Hayward. Eilidh Sinclair was 3rd. On lap 5 Perry Rendell held on to 2nd place as Niamh Holt came through to take the lead with Chris Read in 3rd place for Ed Perrys team. Niamh passed the metaphorical baton on to young Finlay Sinclair who set off for the final circuit with the unenviable task of defending a 14 seconds lead over club mens captain Phil Killingley. Finlay did his best but of course there was no stopping Phil and he ended the lap in the same position he had been in at the beginning of the afternoon first. Ed Perry came through for second with Finlay just hanging on for third ahead of Eliott Wells. Fastest lap time (though note the first lap is slightly shorter) was Phil Killingleys 7.21. Fastest medium was Marco Perinellis 8.32, while fastest slow was Eilidh Sinclair on 11.02. Fastest woman of the day was Niamh Holt who ran 10.00 dead. CABBAGE PATCH BOXING DAY 4 miles Tuesday 26th December at Twickenham 1 O Garner (Strags) 21.56 5 Sam Hunton (Ranelagh) 23.29 20 Steve Aikin 27.01 41 Matt Aikin 29.52 50 Carol Aikin 31.08 59 Chris Hunton 32.41 GREEN CASTLE 5 miles Tuesday 26th December in Tyrone 1 P Pollock (Annadale) 24.31 76 Eirin McDaid (Rane) 32.56 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 29th December in Hyde Park Richard Gregory saw out the old year with a third place. 1 L Caldwell (DMV) 15.04 3 Richard Gregory (Rane) 16.09 43 Matthew Roberts 19.13 SERPENTINE NEW YEARS DAY 10km Monday 1st January in Hyde Park Marie Synnott-Wells and Mick Lane made successful openers to 2018 with first place in the womens over 50 category and 3rd in the mens over 55 respectively. 1 R Allen (AFD) 30.26 9 E Pallant (AFD) 33.53 (1st woman) 72 Stewart Anderson (Rane) 40.34 73 Mick Lane 40.38 129 Marie Synnott-Wells 44.12 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 23rd December Bushy Park Jonathan SMITH 17:29, Eliott WELLS 19:13, Euan SINCLAIR (jnr) 20:32, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr) 21:34, Joe BRYANT 22:48, Simon ROTHWELL 23:17, Marianne MALAM 23:29, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 25:09, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 25:42, Adam WRIGHT 25:46, Colette DORAN 27:22, Julie DRUMMOND 27:55, Janet TURNES 30:35, Wally GARROD 40:30, John HANSCOMB 51:53 Wimbledon Common Laura Blazey was second woman home. Laura BLAZEY 19:18 Banstead Woods Toby COOPER 29:22 Richmond Park Ralph STREET 16:07, Richard GREGORY 16:15, Graham BROOK 18:26, Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 18:35, Charlie PEDLAR 18:48, Stewart ANDERSON 20:28, James RITCHIE 20:46, Adrienne BADDELEY 21:30, Stephen AIKIN 21:52, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 22:39, Gary LEE 22:41, Elisa FERRUA 22:51, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 22:58, Karl GARVEY 23:04, James RUSHBY (jnr) 23:10, Simon TAYLOR 23:53, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 24:07, Alastair RITCHIE 24:40, Matilda HARRISON 24:40, Margie MARSHALL 25:19, Carol AIKIN 25:53, Aoife KILPATRICK 26:44, Ian HARRISON 27:09, Sally BAMFORD 27:36, Maia RUSHBY 28:40, Michael SIKORA 28:58, Mark BYATT 30:03, Andrew BROWN 31:53, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 33:42, Phil RUSHBY 33:43, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 35:03, Wendy FISHER 39:07, Phil AIKEN 44:53, Penny MERRETT 48:23, Beverley ALI 48:24 Brighton and Hove Ally PICKARD 25:34 Frimley Lodge Nick TWOMEY 18:54 Old Deer Park First place for Jonathan Moore. Jonathan MOORE 19:07, Kris DAVIDSON 21:49, Michael BEVERLY 26:26, Mark ROPER 26:51, Emma WELLHAM 27:02, Katrina ROCHE 31:59, Clare FOWLER 44:36 Newcastle Melanie DAVISON 37:45 Kingston Chris CAMACHO 23:59, Claire WARNER 26:06, Tom REAY 26:25, Jane CRAIGIE-PAYNE 30:55, Verka LAFEUILLE 30:56, Michael WHITE 30:57 Oxford Evelyn JOSLIN 29:33 Southsea Alan DAVIDSON 28:18 Milton Keynes Nick FORDHAM 21:09, Peter FORDHAM 29:25 Bath Skyline Nick WRIGHT 20:46 Gunnersbury Park Paul SINTON-HEWITT 23:29, Jo SINTON-HEWITT 27:12 Kettering Ted Mockett placed second. Ted MOCKETT 17:48, Ellen VAN KEULEN 27:46 Barnstaple Pat HEWLETT 45:53 Thornbury Ashleigh FERRIS 30:08 Eastville Becky Curtis-Hall was the first woman to finish. Becky CURTIS-HALL 20:06, Rob CURTIS 23:34 Delta, South Africa Sam DALGLEISH 18:43 Malahide Leeanne BRYCE 27:04 Crane Park Daniel LITTLE 19:24, Richard GURD 21:44, Alan ELDER 22:19, Michelle BEAUMONT 23:45, Tamsin BURLAND 27:34, Christine DAVID 30:20, Louise WAPSHOTT 32:53, Cindy CROUCHER 34:23, Su CLARK 35:48, Nigel COOMBES 59:50 Upton Court James Whistler was first across the line. James WHISTLER 18:06 Marlay, Ireland Niamh HOLT 22:01 Osterley Park A 1-2 for Mark Herbert and Dave Lawley. Mark HERBERT 17:51, Dave LAWLEY 18:01, Michael OSBORNE 23:42 Fulham Palace Jarryd HILLHOUSE 21:17, Lloyd CAMP 23:39, Sue CAMP 28:18, Ewa SOLTYS 29:56 Bangor Victoria ORME 30:34 Reigate Priory Duncan MALLISON 20:46 Parke Mike PEACE 25:41 Shellharbour, Australia Glen Turner led the way. Glen TURNER 17:33 Woking Ed Barker placed third. Ed BARKER 18:36 Cranleigh Julian SMITH 26:18, Sarah SMITH 32:38 The Ponds, Australia Daniel CHIECHI 22:31, Prelini CHIECHI 30:07 Salisbury Bobby JACKSON 21:42 Swansea Bay James RILEY 17:46 Bicester Ann KEAREY 25:40, Josie KEAREY (jnr) 29:53 Montsouris, France A win in France for Carl Selya-Hammer.. Carl SELYA-HAMMER 16:39 Skatås, Sweden and a win in Sweden for Carl Assmundson. Carl ASSMUNDSON 17:29 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 24th December Savill Gardens James RICKETTS 12:51, Aaron SCALLY 18.26, Connor SCALLY 19.18 Surbiton Cian OBRIEN 16.54 Moormead Campbell McLAREN 10.11 parkruns 5km Christmas Day Monday 25th December Bushy Park Ted Mockett 17:15, James Whistler 18:06, Marc Snaith 18:45, Euan Sinclair (jnr) 20:18, Finlay Sinclair (jnr) 21.53, Chris Camacho 25:02, Alastair Sinclair 25:21, Jo Billings 25:48, Emma Wellham 26:37, Julie Drummond 27:59, Jo Sinton-Hewitt 28:22, Paul Sinton-Hewitt 28:22, Jackie Dunkley 30:56, Matt Sowton 32:41, Robin Drummond 36:36 Richmond Park Jake Waldron and Jordan Mungovan finished first and second. Jake Waldron 16:40, Jordan Mungovan 17:34, Graham Brook 18:15, Tom Bradley (jnr) 18:20, Tom Armstrong (jnr) 18:27, Michael Morris 19:56, Bill Neely 20:47, Steve Aikin 22:17, Jarryd Hillhouse 22:24, Tom Cameron 22:25, Elisa Ferrua 23:02, Julia Bailey 23:14, Cecily Day (jnr) 23:26, Ellie Luxmoore (jnr) 23:29, Jeremy Day 23:52, Simon Taylor 23:58, John Hobson 25:16, Carol Aikin 25:41, James Rushby (jnr) 26:26, Margie Marshall 26:31, Daniel Rushby (jnr) 26:33, Clare Day 27:04, Andrew Brown 27:18, Tony Appleby 27:56. Ian Harrison 28:20, Sue Camp 28:57, Lloyd Camp 29:02, Phil Aiken 44:36 Crane Park Eliott WELLS 19.47, Dan LITTLE 20.00, Richard GURD 23.05, Marianne MALAM 23.32, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 26.26, Michelle BEAUMONT 28.12, Jon SANDAPIN 28.25, Mike WHITE 34.49, Danni CROUCHER 37.15, Cindy CROUCHER 37.15, Su CLARK 38.23, Tamsin BURLAND 38.23, Nigel COOMBES 46.19 Old Deer Park Bruce McLAREN 23.16, Michael OSBORNE 24.07, Julian HOLDEN 30.38, Ciara McLAREN (jnr) 31.22, Louise ROPER 33.06, Mark ROPER 33.06 Craigavon Eirin McDaid finished first back home in Northern Ireland. Eirin McDAID 17.37 Woodley David ROWNTREE 32:07 parkruns 5km Saturday 30th December Bushy Park Nick WRIGHT 20:16, Ria WOODFIELD 20:47, Joe BRYANT 22:37, James WHISTLER 23:44, Alastair RITCHIE 25:24, Noel SIMPSON 28:39, Jackie DUNKLEY 30:49, John HANSCOMB 52:55, Wally GARROD 55:11 Wimbledon Common Steve AIKIN 23:16, Carol AIKIN 28:02 Richmond Park Ralph STREET 16:38, Bill NEELY 21:03, Adrienne BADDELEY 21:27, Nick FORDHAM 22:12, Gary LEE 22:43, Cecily DAY (jnr) 23:35, Sam RUSHBY(jnr) 23:37, Jeremy DAY 23:57, Margie MARSHALL 25:05, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 25:54, James RUSHBY (jnr) 26:00, Clare DAY 27:14, Emma WELLHAM 28:03, Ian HARRISON 28:12, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 29:16, Maia RUSHBY 29:20, Daniel RUSHBY(jnr) 29:43, Phil RUSHBY 29:44, Andrew BROWN 33:05, Gavin HILLHOUSE 35:10, Wendy FISHER 40:49, Pat HEWLETT 48:27 Cardiff Marianne MALAM 22:45, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 26:15, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 26:24 Bedfont Lakes Ian Kenton placed second. Ian KENTON 19:45 Frimley Lodge Nick TWOMEY 18:48 Tamar Trails Toby COOPER 22:28 Old Deer Park Bruce McLAREN 22:24, Paul GiLBERT 23:33 Hampstead Heath Melissa GLACKIN 28:19, Pete WARREN 28:37 Kingston Chris CAMACHO 24:04, Jar OBRIEN 25:54, Fiona PUGH 26:54, Tom REAY 27:26 Cannock Chase Paul SINTON-HEWITT 20:04, Jo SINTON-HEWITT 26:36 Southsea Alan DAVIDSON 30:26 Northampton Peter FORDHAM 27:17 Newbury Angus CATER 29:03 Eden Project Dave LAWLEY 17:56 Linford Wood Marc SNAITH 23:28 Ally Pally Andres ARANA GARCIA 23:20, Mel DAVISON 30:35, Mike WHITE 30:37 Burnley Dan LITTLE 20:01 Crane Park Ted Mockett and Jonny Brook finished 1st and 3rd. Ted MOCKETT 18:00, Jonny BROOK (jnr) 18:48, Eliott WELLS 21:20, Rebecca NORTHMORE 24:47, Tom KEAREY (jnr) 24:52, Ann KEAREY 25:36, Claire WARNER 26:14, Lewis EMERY 27:09, Colette DORAN 27:45, Victoria ORME 31:17, Cindy CROUCHER 36:56, Su CLARK 36:58, Christine DAVID 36:58, Ellen VAN KEULEN 36:59, Katie WALTON 36:59 Clermont Waterfront, USA Nigel COOMBES 35:49 MUSA Cookstown Aoife KILPATRICK 26:21 Seaton Marie SYNNOTT-WELLS 21:40 Osterley Richard GURD 21:12, Michael OSBORNE 28:55 Fulham Palace First place for Nick Impey Nick IMPEY 16:25 Northala Fields Sharon DOOLEY 28:06 Keswick James RILEY 18:35 Parke Becky Curtis-Hall was the leading woman. Becky CURTIS-HALL 22:36, Mike PEACE 25:15, Rob CURTIS 26:00 Inverloch Top spot for Glen Turner. Glen TURNER 16:39 Cabinteely Paula MAGUIRE 29:21 Swansea Bay Jonathan Smith finished third Jonathan SMITH 17:23 Worthing and second for Richard Kimber Richard KIMBER 18:45, Simon TAYLOR 24:23 Hout Bay, South Africa and second in South Africa for Sam Dalgleish. Sam DALGLEISH 19:34 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 31st December Surbiton Nathaniel BOND 9.12 Moormead Tom ARMSTRONG 7.36 FINALLY... Heres a Pathe News feature on the National Cross-Country Championships held in Leicester in February 1964: Video:. Nothing unusual, you say? Have a closer look at the pre-race section lasting only three or four seconds beginning about seven seconds in its the Ranelagh Harriers team! Bob Maslin, who died this August at the age of 101, turns and gives a cheeky grin at the camera. Others visible are Ray Walker (his back to the camera), Jeff Bull (who also died in 2017), Danny Wakeford, Bill Bird, Alan Hedger (very fleetingly) and Peter Fowler. Clubs were restricted to nine runners in the National in those days, and our other two runners Brian Nott and Colin Miles dont seem to be in shot. On the left, obviously not taking part, is Arthur Allwright and next to him someone acting as team manager whom we have so far been unable to identify.