*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 520 15th February 2018 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ranelagh wins the Harold Lee Cup mob match v Orion Harriers * Richard Gregory and Laura Blazey lead our mob * Peter Haarer, Mick Lane and Chris Owens win the club over 40, over 50 and over 60 championships * Veterans handicap won by Chris Camacho * Final Surrey Ladies League race Ranelagh finish 7th on the day and 6th overall * Estelle Damant leads our team * Final Surrey League race (men) Ranelagh finish 3rd on the day and 5th overall * Ben Anderson leads our team * League B teams finish 5th (women) and 3rd (men) * Pelling-Ratcliff Cup mob match v Blackheath & Bromley in Richmond Park this Saturday * National championships at Parliament Hill on 24th February * Inter-club races including club junior championships on Saturday 3rd March in Richmond Park * Big DISCOUNTS on club kit * Help needed for our Half Marathon on May 6th ATTENTION PLEASE **************** NEXT JOB FOR THE MOB Our final mob match of this winter season is this Saturday 17th February at home in Richmond Park. Its against Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC for the Pelling-Ratcliff Cup. A race has been held regularly between the two clubs since 1907. Blackheath are well ahead of us in the tally of wins, but their mob match turnout has been patchy of late and we have had the upper hand. As ever with mob matches we need all the runners we can get the more we have on the starting line, the better our chances of hanging on to the Cup that we won on their course last year. Its 7.5 miles, starting at 2.30pm from our usual place opposite Pembroke Lodge. Register on the day at the clubhouse if possible, otherwise at the start. The race incorporates the Wynne Cup club championship and a sealed handicap. The individual winner receives the FB Thompson medal, and the first over 50 takes the Harry Sheer Memorial Trophy. More Details:. RANELAGH RICHMOND HALF MARATHON Our Half Marathon takes place this year on Sunday 6th May. Planning is under way but we are now URGENTLY in need of someone to join the team as Volunteer Co-Ordinator. This is an important job, helping to recruit volunteers from the club and assigning them to act as marshals, tend water stations etc. Last years Co-Ordinator will be able to brief you. The race cant go ahead without volunteers. Please consider helping and reply to this message. If you cant act as Co-Ordinator but will be available to help in some capacity on the day, please also reply to this message. INTER-CLUB RACE INCLUDING CLUB JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 3rd March in Richmond Park. This is the team race for the Dysart Cup (women) and the Ellis Cup (men) starting at 3pm at our normal place opposite Pembroke Lodge. Well use our mens league course, and senior men and women will run two laps making up 5.5 miles. The race also includes our club junior championships. The juniors will start with the seniors but will finish after one lap, giving them a distance of 2.75 miles. All seniors and juniors are welcome, register on the day. BIG DISCOUNTS ON CLUB KIT Heres an important message from our Kit Steward Marianne Malam: The club's present Kit supplier - AlleyCatz - has decided they will no longer be working with sports clubs but rather concentrate on their school uniform business. Therefore a lot of the Ranelagh stock they currently hold is now discounted online to try and clear as much as possible. Please do look at their website and order what you need while it is on offer. here:. We will be moving to a new supplier over the coming months - if anyone has any contacts/tips for such a change - let me know - I'd be really grateful! Contact Marianne if you have any suggestions: Marianne.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07786 554010. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our Half Marathon on May 6th - here:... and our 10k on June 17th - here:. THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles Sunday 4th April at Chiswick This is always a popular event and is the opening race in our 2018 Road Grand Prix. There are already 35 entries from Ranelagh. The race often reaches its entry limit, so dont delay if youre thinking of running. Details:. QUIZ NIGHT Unfortunately well have to postpone the quiz night scheduled for March 3rd. Well hope to reschedule later in the spring. 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. 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 email@example.com or the women's Captain / Team Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday 17th February Pelling Ratcliff Cup mob match v Blackheath and Bromley HAC in Richmond Park 7.5 miles 2.30pm start. Register on the day. Saturday 24th February National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill. Entries closed. Saturday 3rd March Inter-club race for the Dysart Cup (women) and the Ellis Cup (men), including club junior championships. See above. Saturday 10th March Ranelagh Cup Schools race. 3.8 miles in Richmond Park. 2.30pm start. Saturday 17th March Clutton Cup 10 miles handicap in Richmond Park. 2pm start, register on the day. 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 *************** HAROLD LEE CUP MOB MATCH v ORION HARRIERS Saturday 3rd February in Richmond Park Phil Killingley reports: The bravest of all were the marshals and officials on this cold wet miserable Saturday afternoon in February. The match was a treat though with Orion looking like they were ahead after two miles but Ranelagh pulling through on home ground to win by a narrow margin of 193 points. It sounds a lot, but on 56 to score wed have lost it without our first two home - Richard Gregory (only 37 seconds off a course record set by Jon Pepper in much drier times) and Carl Assmundson. So Richard Gregory and Laura Blazey were first man and woman home again, the former helping Ranelagh grab six of the first ten. But Orion hit right back to log sixteen of the top thirty. Enter stage centre a blue wave filling in eight of the next ten. Result sewn up? No twelve in the next twenty were whiteshirts before a decisive further wave of six in six blue vests (part of ten blue in thirteen) won it for Ranelagh. Places 64 through 69 were ours - take a bow Ali Forbes, Adrienne Baddeley, Stewart Anderson, Marcus Atkins, Paul Doyle and Liam Griffin for the 'wave of the match' award. A superb fixture. Knowing the number of quicks at the front of our pack I didnt think Orion had a chance when we outnumbered them on the start line 62-59. It was incredibly close - the result in doubt until the calculators came out - just the way it should be. The race incorporated the club veterans championships. Winner of the Hastings Cup for the first over 40 was once again Peter Haarer. Mick Lane and Paul Sinton-Hewitt had a race-long battle for the over 50s McDowell Salver before Mick pulled ahead by a mere seven seconds. Chris Owens retained the Maslin Mug for the first over 60. Winner of the vets sealed handicap was Chris Camacho, ahead of Michael Osborne and Ian Anderson. SURREY LADIES LEAGUE DIVISION 1 Saturday 10th February in Richmond Park A full report will appear in the next e-news. Suffice it to say that the event was a success. Phil Aiken devised a new course starting close to Sheen crossroads at the request of the Park Management who asked that we should try to keep clear of parking at Pembroke Lodge. Phils course was mostly on familiar territory, climbing Queens Ride in the direction of Richmond Gate before dropping down towards the Pen Ponds then climbing again up to White Lodge and dropping back down again to the bottom of Queens Ride. The senior course comprised two laps, the under15s and 17s ran one lap and the under 13s one short lap. The two senior races (divisions 1 and 2) ran separately, split by the two junior races. So with four races in all it made for a long afternoon for our loyal officials and marshals, especially with persistent rain for most of the day. So, hats off to Andy Bickerstaff, Rob Curtis and all the others who helped on the day. League Secretary Ron Gobey contacted us after the race, saying: I have to commend you and your colleagues in Ranelagh for a very well organised meeting. The senior division 1 race was the last, timed to coincide with the heaviest rain. We started 19 runners in a field of over 230. Belgraves Sophie Harris completed her domination of the League this season while for us it was good to see Estelle Damant leading our team in 19th place, though Laura Blazey never let her get far away. The ever-improving Fanny Vein worked her way through after a customary measured start to be our third finisher, just a dozen seconds ahead of Becky Curtis-Hall. The five counters for the A team were completed by Alice Forbes. They gave us a good mid-table 7th on the day and a final 6th overall, though very close to the two clubs in front of us. Our B team was headed by Ria Woodfield, ahead of Jo Billings, Lara Werrett, Marie Synnott-Wells and Wiebke Kortum. They finished 4th in their race today, and 5th overall. Bonnie Morgan, Rebecca Northmore and Marianne Malam followed, before a very welcome Jo Ronaldson appearing in her first race for several years. Niamh Holt, Rachel Smith, Karen Harbert, Clare Day and Jackie Dunkley followed. Emily Coulson finished a fine 13th in the Under 17s race. SURREY LEAGUE DIVISION 1 Saturday 10th February on Wimbledon Common Phil Killingley reports: An already sodden Wimbledon Common was rained on over the course of Friday and Saturday to generate a real cracker of a cross country course on what is imho the most interesting route that the Surrey League offers us. Last time round - four years ago - there was quite a bit of bloodshed - Peter Haarer and Paul Doyle looking gory at the end. This time it was man down (Jordan Mungovan) on the slippery start line, though he recovered well, a bit too well, to place highly at the first corner. Relegation from Division 1 was a statistical possibility at the beginning of the race but with Ben Anderson (12th), Jon Pepper (15th), Jake Waldron (22nd, moving to Bath so probably his last outing for us), Carl Assmundson (29th) and Richard Gregory (37th) competing, that was never going to happen. Instead Ranelagh claimed a superb 3rd with 385 points, albeit well behind both Kent and Hercules who were slogging it out for the title. We leapfrogged Belgrave into 5th place for the season. In the end Kent produced a 38 point victory on the day to win the league by 26 points - tiny margins for a top spot that has been a foregone conclusion in recent years. At the other end it was similarly thrilling. Clapham produced another decent showing but nearest challengers SLH and Ranelagh had more firepower and extended their lead on the Chasers. Enter Belgrave who have been racking up higher scores in each fixture - 414 in match 1 vs 647 in match 4. They had a 177 point lead on Clapham going into this match and stayed up by just 14. In other news, Ross Macdonald (56th) made an excellent Surrey League debut for sixth scorer. Captain Killingley (62nd) and Eirin McDaid (70th) made their returns to the scoring ten replacing Peter Haarer, Jordan Mungovan and Steve Whitehead. The other top ten scorers were Marc Leyshon (68th) and Ted Mockett - anchorman in 84th. Dave Lawley picked up some more scalps and an age graded 76.5% pb. Steve Whitehead wasn't quite as fast as his 82.4% at Coulsdon but still ran well. Rory Atkins raced for the first time for the club - a baptism of fire for an athlete who is used to flat dry 5kms - and finished exactly 60s ahead of younger brother Greg. And Greg was pipped to the B team anchorman by just 1 second by James Whistler! Onto the B team news - the early results had us in 4th, behind Clapham, but some amendments mean that we overtake them to seize third on the day, and third overall. Kent were victorious overall and Hercules second - the numbers they got out for the last fixture in an attempt to take the A team title meant that they crushed all others in the B team match. Third place in the table however proves what we've known for a long time - Ranelagh has excellent strength in depth. It's been great to have this B team trophy - it's meant that the numbers and quality of our runners out has been better than ever before - looking forward to next season. Meanwhile, Louis Sartori raced in the juniors in the U17 category and scored a superb 5th place in what is a highly competitive field. Euan Sinclair in the U15 finished 32nd in the same race and Finlay Sinclair was 14th in the U13s. Well done all our racers for another great season and thank you to our superb, hardy race officials and supporters. In the individual scoring, the senior title went to todays winner Andy Maud of Clapham. We bagged a couple of third places Peter Haarer in the over 40s (some consolation for being booted out of the scoring ten!) and Greg Atkins in the Under 20s. FRED LEBOW MANHATTAN HALF MARATHON Sunday 21st January Stewart Anderson writes: Those running historians among you will know Fred Lebow as the late president of New York Road Runners (NYRR) and co-founder of the New York City Marathon. This annual half marathon in his honour, is set in iconic Central Park and is one of a number of NYRR races that count as qualifiers for the New York City Marathon (a thought not too far from mind as I lined up for the start). In winter, Central Park is rather bleak and a little eerie without a leaf or green blade of grass to be seen. But on race day with a clear blue sky, no wind and a temperature of 6 degrees, there could be no complaints about the conditions. Not having run this distance with intent for a couple of years and in somewhat erratic form in the prior month, I wasnt quite sure what to expect. The self-seeded start worked perfectly and I chose to follow the 1hr 30 pacers to keep any over-exuberance in check. The course stays within the confines of the park and the first two laps passed quite nicely. The rolling hills, of which there are many, seemed scarcely noticeable at first but certainly demanded respect for the final lap. With the last hill cresting at a mile to go, I badly needed some respite and was saved by the gradual descent to the finish. In first place was Michael Cassidy of New York Athletic Club in 1:10:22 and Jessica Chichester of the Dashing Whippets Running Team was winner on the womens side in 1:23:19. With a more modest placing of 177th out of the 5,188 finishers and time of 1:30:45 (no collusion at all), I was happy and more likely than not, did enough to auto-qualify for the 2019 NYC Marathon. This was a most enjoyable event - the only caveat being the risk of extreme weather at this time of year. BUCS CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 3rd February at Uxbridge Cordelia Parker and Cecily Day were both well placed in the womens race in a massive field of over 700. 1 H Knowles-Jones (Manch U) 22.39 130 Cordy Parker (St Marys U) 26.58 359 Cecily Day (Exeter U) 30.42 WATFORD HALF MARATHON Sunday 4th February 1 P Martelletti (VP&TH) 68.38 103 Carl Selya-Hammer 84.53 REGENTS PARK 10km Sunday 4th February 1 A Manzano (Goodgym) 35.05 222 Pete Warren 55.44 QE OLYMPIC PARK 10km Sunday 4th February 1 D Caruso (unatt) 32.04 412 Roger Wallace 60.58 VALENTINES 10km Sunday 11th February at Chessington 1 S Overall (B&B) 30.29 (chip time 30.29) 10 R Gifford (Worthing) 37.50 (37.43) 128 Ian Keith (Ranelagh) 48.03 (47.52) 403 Katie Walton 67.08 (66.07) 418 Alan Meaden 69.23 (68.20) 433 Cindy Croucher 72.09 (71.08) 434 Tanya Allen 72.26 (71.25) SECOND SNUDAY 5 miles Sunday 11th February on Wimbledon Common 1 T Greenwood (TH&H) 31.05 31 Steve Aikin 40.31 74 Sue Camp 50.22 78 Pete Warren 51.12 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:. Junior parkrun 2km Sunday 28th January Surbiton Nathaniel BOND 8:56 parkruns 5km Saturday 3rd February Bushy Park Some excellent runs from the Ranelagh and Ranelagh/Optima juniors. Jacob PATTERSON (jnr) 17:30, Reef BOERICKE (jnr) 18:00, Isabel ATKINS (jnr) 18:14, Freya THOMSON (jnr) 18:18, Nick WRIGHT 18:41, Vaughan RAMSAY 19:05, Kamal JABRE 19:28, Euan SINCLAIR (jnr) 19:33, Alice PATTERSON (jnr) 19:51, Chris OWENS 20:08, Joe BRYANT (jnr) 20:52, Jessica WELOCK (jnr) 21:14, Adam WRIGHT 23:05, Dana JABRE (jnr) 23:34, Noel SIMPSON 27:30, Paul SINTON-HEWITT 27:41, Linda HONEY 29:29, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:56, Ashleigh FERRIS 33:40, Wally GARROD 41:00, John HANSCOMB 51:17 Banstead Woods Christopher PARSONS 23:46 Richmond Park Graham BROOK 17:57, Bill NEELY 21:01, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 22:03, James RUSHBY (jnr) 22:10, Jeremy DAY 23:15, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 23:23, Amrut SHARMA 24:06, Maia RUSHBY 24:45, Adrian COATES 26:35, Carol AIKIN 26:40, Clare DAY 26:43, Karen HARBERT 27:08, Sue CAMP 27:34, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 27:55, Phil RUSHBY 27:56, Michael SIKORA 28:35, Andrew BROWN 28:56, Margie MARSHALL 29:44, Bronwen NORTHMORE 32:34, Deepa SHARMA 32:52, Gavin HILLHOUSE 32:53, Wendy FISHER 34:50, Tanya ALLEN 35:19, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 35:23, Penny MERRETT 38:55, Robert HILLHOUSE 49:46 Old Deer Park Kris Davidson was first finisher while Clare Fowler was the third woman. Kris DAVIDSON 18:27, Jonathan SMITH 18:43, Clare FOWLER 23:58, Julian HOLDEN 29:45, James RILEY 32:04, Sarah HOVELL 32:56, Katie WALTON 34:25 KINGSTON Sam NESBITT (jnr) 19:17, Gary LEE 21:06, Bonnie MORGAN 22:10, Chris CAMACHO 23:50, Verka LAFEUILLE 26:42, Theo DOYLE (jnr) 27:04, Hannah DOYLE 27:16 Southsea Alan DAVIDSON 27:41 Bedford Mike WHITE 28:08 Highbury Fields Matthew WILLIAMS 19:16 Nonsuch Park Toby COOPER 20:22 Crane Park Glen Turner placed second. Glen TURNER 16:49, Ed BARKER 18:53, Gareth WILLIAMS 19:52, Richard GURD 20:56, Michelle BEAUMONT 22:38, Kevin KEAREY 22:53, Marianne MALAM 24:43, Claire WARNER 24:54, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 24:58, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 25:02, Rebecca NORTHMORE 25:17, Daniel CHIECHI 26:00, Heather MARTINGELL 26:04, Tamsin BURLAND 27:44, Rachel REVETT 27:52, Paul WAPSHOTT 28:05, Christine DAVID 30:46, Tracey SMALL 32:43, Cindy CROUCHER 33:52, Su CLARK 37:39, Nigel COOMBES Root 44, South Africa James WHISTLER 19:53 Osterley Park Colette DORAN 32:36 Bryanston, South Africa Sam DALGLEISH 18:05 Worthing Simon TAYLOR 23:50 Lac de Divonne, France Alastair RITCHIE 24:41 Bakewell Peter WEIR 21:25, Karen WEIR 23:45 Walvis Bay, Namibia Peter FORDHAM 27:23 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 4th February Bushy Park Finlay SINCLAIR 8:00, Eilidh SINCLAIR 9:57 Savill Gardens James RICKETTS 12:40, Aaron SCALLY 24:28, Connor SCALLY 25:12 parkruns 5km Saturday 10th February Bushy Park Nick WRIGHT 19:07, Clare FOWLER 22:28, Matt SOWTON 22:47, Adam WRIGHT 22:58, Verka LAFEUILLE 24:27, Jane CRAIGIE-PAYNE 27:27, Rachel REVETT 27:28, Ashleigh FERRIS 30:55, Leeanne BRYCE 30:56, Michael WHITE 30:57, Lee DAVIES 30:57, Melanie DAVISON 30:59, Rob KITCHEN 32:56, Wally GARROD 40:43, John HANSCOMB 51:43 Wimbledon Common Jarryd HILLHOUSE 22:51 Banstead Woods Christopher PARSONS 23:40 Richmond Park Adrienne Baddeley was the second woman home. Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 18:38, Bill NEELY 20:31, Adrienne BADDELEY 20:45, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 21:43, Stephen AIKIN 22:01, John HOBSON 22:11, Jeremy DAY 22:51, Amrut SHARMA 24:06, Aoife KILPATRICK 24:42, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 24:42, Margie MARSHALL 24:54, Carol AIKIN 25:33, James RUSHBY (jnr) 25:51, Ian HARRISON 26:23, Matilda HARRISON 26:25, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 27:15, Maia RUSHBY 27:19, Gavin HILLHOUSE 31:16, Andrew BROWN 33:19, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 36:11, Wendy FISHER 36:12, Martin CLARK 42:32, Beverley ALI 45:50 Hull Glen Turner finished second. Glen TURNER 16.38, Paul SINTON-HEWITT 19:19, Jo SINTON-HEWITT 26:23 Frimley Lodge Nick TWOMEY 18:25 Old Deer Park Jonathan Smith placed second. Jonathan SMITH 18:49, Stewart ANDERSON 20:54, Kris DAVIDSON 22:23, Paula MAGUIRE 28:39, Katie WALTON 33:55, Katrina ROCHE 35:33, Henry MAGUIRE 41:55 Kingston Geoffrey FISHER 21:22, Chris CAMACHO 24:00, Alison DICKS 25.52, Tom REAY 26:58 Southsea Alan DAVIDSON 28:05 Nonsuch Park Toby COOPER 32:09, Amy COOPER 32:10 Newbury Angus CATER 27:23 Westmill Peter FORDHAM 30:06 Crane Park Cordy Parker was the leading woman. Cordelia PARKER 18:31, Richard GURD 19:59, Eric PLUE 20:38, Daniel CHIECHI 22:10, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 24:25, Claire WARNER 25:22, Paul WAPSHOTT 26:41, Josie KEAREY 27:22, Kevin KEAREY 27:36, Christine DAVID 30:19, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 30:43, Louise WAPSHOTT 32:20, Tracey SMALL 32:32, Cindy CROUCHER 34:26, Sally SPAULL 38:23, Lexi SLAUGHTER 38:55, Nigel COOMBES 47:46 Woodlands, South Africa Sam Dalgleish placed second. Sam DALGLEISH 19:08 Osterley Park Michael OSBORNE 24:07, Charlotte HYDE 26:42 Yeovil Montacute James RITCHIE 24:17 Lakes Entrance, Australia David LOCKE 24:50 Reigate Priory Duncan MALLISON 21:01 Parke Mike PEACE 26:03 Cranleigh Julian SMITH 25:26 Dolgellau Colette DORAN 29:49 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 11th February Moormead Chase LAWLER 9:49, Piper LAWLER 12:52 FINALLY... When Emmanuel Bor of the US Army finished 7th in a mile race in Boston on 27th January 2018 it may not have made the headline news except that Emmanuels 3:58.77 was his first sub-4 minute mile and made him the 500th American to break the 4 minute barrier since the first, Don Bowden, in 1957. According to the compilers of the list (Track and Field News), another ten Americans have joined the sub-4 club since Emmanuel!