*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 521 28th February 2018 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: email@example.com *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Ranelagh win the mob match v Blackheath & Bromley * Our mob led by Ben Anderson and Wiebke Kortum * Ben Anderson wins the Wynne Cup club championship * Sealed handicap won by Kevin Kearey * Ranelagh women and men 21st and 24th in the National cross-country championships * Our teams led by Ben Anderson and Fanny Vein * Ellis and Dysart Cup race this Saturday, incl club junior champs * Michael Brandon ATTENTION PLEASE **************** MICHAEL BRANDON On Sunday 18th February Michael Brandon died in St Helier Hospital. He had been ill for some time with cancer and a chest infection was just too much for him to cope with. The funeral will be on 16th March at Putney Vale West Chapel at 12.15 and afterwards at Pembroke Lodge. It is preferred that donations are sent to either Royal Marsden Hospital or Princess Alice Hospice, rather than flowers. REMINDERS We have been requested by the Dysart to remind everyone of a few safety rules: Please dont drive into the Dysart car park at any time. If you arrive on a bike please dismount and walk across the car park. When starting or finishing runs, please walk rather than run across the car park. MARSHALS Despite the snow were coming to the end of the cross-country season, but the usual pleas for volunteer marshals does not let up yet! We need lots of helpers for our Half Marathon on Sunday 6th May. I can confidently predict that it wont be snowing! Theres a sign-up sheet in the clubhouse or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking further ahead theres help wanted too for the Richmond 10km on Sunday 17th June. SEAA EVENT SURVEY The SEAA Endurance Working Group has compiled a survey based on suggestions and proposals received over the past year regarding their Endurance Events. The survey contains ten questions asking for details on your activity in athletics and your opinions on changes to the Masters XC Championships and the Main XC Championships. Their aim is to ascertain the views of our affiliated club members before making any changes. The survey is available here:. INTER-CLUB 5.5 miles Saturday 3rd March in Richmond Park, including club junior championships This race incorporates the Ellis Cup for men (10 to score) and the Dysart Cup for women (5 to score). All members are welcome to take part. Register on the day, preferably at the clubhouse. The course starts at our usual place opposite Pembroke Lodge at 3pm. It will be two laps of our 2.75m League Course. The race also includes the club junior championships. Seniors and juniors will all start together at 3pm but the juniors will finish after one lap. Juniors are defined as under 20 on October 1st 2017. More information including course map here:. RANELAGH CUP SCHOOLS RACE Saturday 10th March in Richmond Park. 2.30pm start We always need plenty of marshals for our schools race, so if anyone is free please contact Andy Bickerstaff email@example.com. CLUTTON CUP 10 miles handicap Saturday 17th March in Richmond Park. 2pm start. This is our longest club handicap race. All welcome, register on the day. Course marking will be minimal, so if youre unsure please check the course map which will be up on our website. 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. Details:. There are 43 Ranelagh entries so far. HOGSMILL LADIES ONLY 5 miles Sunday 13th May Claire from Epsom Allsorts writes: This years race is set to be on 13th May 2018, once again starting from the Harrier Centre in West Ewell at 10 am. There are also children's races starting at 9:15.This year there is a technical t-shirt for all finishers!! Entries are now open with an early bird entry offer until 4 March of £10. Please see a link to our website with more information and how to enter - here:. We can't promise perfect weather but we can promise that there will be a charity cake sale at the end!!! SPECIAL OFFER SHOES Marc Snaith writes: Duncan Gaskell from The Stragglers and Pace Sports Management has some unused track spikes (men's and women's), cross country spikes (men's) and road racing shoes (women's) that they are selling for £15 each. The shoes are mostly Nike and were intended for elite athletes but were not used and still boxed. All monies raised will be donated to the eye hospital in Teddington. You will need to be available to pick up the spikes/shoes from Pace offices in Teddington, opposite Barclays Bank. If you are interested, contact Duncan by text or WhatsApp on 07818 452696. JOBS AT SPORTING FEET, RICHMOND Michael Morris writes: We have some opportunities for part-time customer services assistants at Sporting Feet and I thought it would be suitable for someone in the running club who may want some part-time work. We specialize in feet and sell sports shoes for most major sports for both adults and children but our core business remains running shoes and accessories. We are looking for someone with a warm and friendly manner towards customers and with a passion for sport. The owners are really nice people to work for and a nice perk is the staff discounts - which comes in handy for running gear. Any interested people should contact Dominic Stead (co-owner) or firstname.lastname@example.org, or if anyone wants more details they could call me for an informal chat on 07543 283442. 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 3rd March Inter-club 5.55 miles for the Ellis and Dysart Cups, plus club junior championships over 2.74 miles. Start 3pm in Richmond Park Saturday 10th March Ranelagh Cup Schools Race 6km in Richmond Park. 2.30pm start. Saturday 17th March Clutton Cup 10 miles handicap. 2pm start in Richmond Park Sunday 18th March South of England Road Relays (men 12 stage, women 6 stage) at Milton Keynes. 12 noon 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 *************** PELLING RATCLIFF CUP MOB MATCH v BLACKHEATH AND BROMLEY HAC Saturday 17th February in Richmond Park Phil Killingley writes: Only a smattering of heathens made the journey from south east London on a warm February afternoon to allow Ranelagh a comfortable mob victory on a 14 to score basis: Ranelagh 125 Blackheath & Bromley 453. In recent years Ralph Street posted a 41:30 course record, only for that to be beaten by Jon Pepper in 41:29. So Ben Anderson of course posted a 41:28 to capture the crown with the minimum of effort, becoming club champion and owner of the Wynne Cup in the process. First lady home was Wiebke Kortum, beating the nearest Blackheath challenger by half a minute. Here is Dave Lawleys report: "Most preferred the intensity and the miserable conditions of the Surrey League the other week to be honest and in fact lots ran better - I certainly did. But this was largely due to the beautiful sunny conditions and knowing that Blackheath had only brought 17 runners, deflating the braveheart spirit. 17 turned into 16 by the first mile as one of their faster runners pulled up. Speaking of faster runners, Carl Assmundson set off incredibly bravely to try to beat Ben Anderson but got swallowed up by Ben at the ponds to finish a minute or so behind. A rogue world-class Kiwi (Hamish Carson, a mere 32nd out of 44 in Rio in the 1500m) also adorned the ranks and humoured (jogged) his fellow Kiwi Ben around the gloriously sunny Richmond Park. Kudos to Kevin Kearey who won the sealed handicap, a testimony to his excellent recent training and coach Nick Twomey." NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 24th February at Parliament Hill Phil Killingley reports: Ranelagh men finished 24th out of 162 complete teams, which is the best in a long while. Peter Haarer reported that it was Freezing cold, but surprisingly dry underfoot for about 80% of the course, for which the remaining 20% made up. He scraped into the scoring six with a respectable 414th. Leading our men home was Ben Anderson in a superb 56th. As the leading Ranelagh man he thus adds the Roffey Salver to his collection of trophies. Carl Assmundson and Nick Impey were both in the 200s; Eirin McDaid and Glen Turner in the 300s. James Riley had a good one - though it was Quite unlike anything I've ever run. A great turnout too, with 18 blue and ambers running. The ladies were 21st out of 112 teams, with Fanny Vein, Laura Blazey, Suzy Whatmough and Becky C-H forming the scoring four - another great result. Fanny will take the Aotearoa Trophy as the top Ranelagh woman. LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km Friday 16th February in Hyde Park 1 A Greenleaf (Serp) 15.15 199 Alan Davidson 27.13 SELF TRANSCENDENCE VALENTINES 10km Saturday 17th February in Battersea Park 1 H Blatge (unatt) 33.30 20 David Ready 36.27 22 Jonathan Moore 36.55 HAMPTON COURT HALF MARATHON Sunday 18th February 1 P Hawkings (Highgate) 1:10.11 (chip time 1:10.11) 52 Michael Everard (Rane) 1:21.35 (1:21.33) 53 Jordan Mungovan 1:21.38 (1:21.28) 67 B Scott (London Hth) 1:22.35 (1:22.32 1st woman) 128 Peter Faull 1:25.23 (1:25.04) 193 Matthew Williams 1:27.58 (1:27.39) 235 Nick Wright 1:29.12 (1:28.57) 362 Richard Gurd 1:32.49 (1:32.34) 557 Lara Werrett 1:38.16 (1:37.20) 720 Jarryd Hillhouse 1:41.15 (1:38.17) 795 James Ritchie 1:42.22 (1:42.07) 1186 Michelle Ogilvie 1:49.11 (1:49.07) 1232 Matt Sowton 1:49.58 (1:45.03) 1329 Sarah Holland 1:51.45 (1:46.45) 1833 Peter Gatley 1:59.21 (1:54.12) 2180 Aoife Kilpatrick 2:04.26 (1:54.56) 2284 Karima Graham 2:05.52 (1:57.36) 2284 Colette Doran 2:12.45 (2:04.14) 2734 Claire Warner 2:13.32 (2:04.03) 3211 Richard Johnson 2:24.54 (2:07.31) WOKINGHAM HALF MARATHON Sunday 18th February 1 S Overall (B&B) 1:05.11 (chip time 1:05.11) 45 Ted Mockett (Ranelagh) 1:15.55 (1:15.51) 71 Nick Twomey 1:17.39 (1:17.35) 354 Stewart Anderson 1:30.45 (1:30.13) 742 Rob Curtis 1:43.38 (1:42.14) DASH FOR THE SPLASH 10km Sunday 25th February on Wimbledon Common 1 J Allchin (Westm) 36.15 16 A Evans (Westm) 44.17 (1st woman)28 40 Stephen Aikin 49.21 118 Carol Aikin 58.10 131 Gavin Hillhouse 60.15 BRIGHTON HALF MARATHON Sunday 25th February 1 P Pollock (Kent) 1:06.57 (chip time 66.57) 207 Lars Lundqvist 1:27.29 (1:27.22) 1045 Stephen Logue 1:42.12 (1:41.50) RODING VALLEY HALF MARATHON Sunday 25th February 1 J Connor (Kent) 1:09.47 6 Carl Selya-Hammer 1:20.54 THORPE PARK HALF MARATHON Sunday 25th February 1 B Fish (Blackburn) 1:09.06 (chip time 1:09.05) 35 David Ready 1:22.21 (1:22.17) 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 17th February Bushy Park Kris DAVIDSON 18:16, Euan SINCLAIR (jnr) 19:24, Nick WRIGHT 20:14, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr) 20:33, Joe BRYANT (jnr) 21:11, Matt SOWTON 21:26, Adam WRIGHT 23:02, Rebecca NORTHMORE 23:33, Julie DRUMMOND 27:15, Verka LAFEUILLE 28:25, Robin DRUMMOND 29:05, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:12, Julie NAISMITH 30:37, Wally GARROD 41:07, Emma WELLHAM 41:45, John HANSCOMB 54:06 Wimbledon Common Jarryd HILLHOUSE 22:04 Banstead Woods Christopher PARSONS 23:41 Richmond Park Tom BRADLEY (jnr) 18:12, Jeremy DAY 22:30, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 23:09, Amrut SHARMA 23:24, Karl GARVEY 24:32, Carol AIKIN 25:11, Clare DAY 26:02, Ian HARRISON 26:08, Karen HARBERT 26:16, John HOBSON 27:18, Sue CAMP 27:53, Margie MARSHALL 29:24, Andrew BROWN 29:44, Gavin HILLHOUSE 31:26, Deepa SHARMA 32:07, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 34:43, Robert HILLHOUSE 37:42, Martin CLARK 40:40, Penny MERRETT 41:14, Pat HEWLETT 45:47 Brighton and Hove Ally PICKARD 26:33 Finsbury Aoife KILPATRICK 29:36 Old Deer Park Gareth WILLIAMS 18:55, Melanie DAVISON 29:39, Lorna SMITH 29:43, Sarah HOVELL 31:05, Katrina ROCHE 33:52 Hampstead Heath Katie WALTON 32:23 Kingston Chris CAMACHO 25:09, Simon TAYLOR 26:27, Tom REAY 26:58, Kirsty NOBLE 27:33, Fiona PUGH 30:39, Chris CATO 33:16 Oxford Evelyn JOSLIN 30:07, Ian BINGHAM 30:08 Southsea Alan DAVIDSON 27:23 York Rick JENNER 18:11 Nonsuch Park Toby COOPER 24:20 Newbury Angus CATER 27:07 Roodepoort, South Africa Lexi Keech was the leading female. Lexi KEECH (jnr) 23:36 Crane Park Eliott WELLS 19:28, Daniel LITTLE 19:30, Glen TURNER 19:41, Eric PLUE 20:43, Richard GURD 20:48, Daniel CHIECHI 22:26, Clare FOWLER 22:58, Rue TURNER 24:56, Alan ELDER 25:28, Paul WAPSHOTT 26:46, Ellen VAN KEULEN 27:57, Colette DORAN 29:03, Christine DAVID 30:01, Heather MARTINGELL 30:50, Michael WHITE 30:53, Victoria ORME 31:51, Anne CHILDS 34:14, Deirdre INMAN 34:23, Nigel COOMBES 43:25 Clair Ian Kenton was second overall. Ian KENTON 18:18 Fulham Palace Pete WARREN 27:22 Beeston Marianne MALAM 22:44, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 26:02, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 27:02 Reigate Priory Duncan MALLISON 20:35 Bowral, Australia Matthew Clarke was first home in Australia. Matthew CLARKE 20:18 Lad de Divonne, France Alastair RITCHIE 24:59 Clover Point, Canada John ATKINSON was the first finisher. John ATKINSON 22:32 Bakewell Paul SINTON-HEWITT 19:39, Peter WEIR 20:33, Karen WEIR 23:07, Jo SINTON-HEWITT 26:02 Exmouth Julia Bailey was the second woman. Julia BAILEY 21:23 Letchworth Peter FORDHAM 29:46 parkruns 5km Saturday 24th February Bushy Park Ted MOCKETT 16:57, Euan SINCLAIR (jnr) 19:30, Glen TURNER 19:33, Finlay SINCLAIR (jnr) 20:20, Joe BRYANT (jnr) 20:37, Rachel REVETT 22:56, Ian GRANGE 24:54, Ashleigh FERRIS 28:30, Jackie DUNKLEY 29:24, Wally GARROD 42:11, John HANSCOMB 53:44 Richmond Park Adrienne Baddeley finished 3rd in the womens section. Tom ARMSTRONG (jnr) 19:19, Graham BROOK 19:51, Adrienne BADDELEY 20:24, Stewart ANDERSON 20:32, James RITCHIE 20:44, Ben RIEDEL (jnr) 22:24, Richard PENDER 22:28, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 22:32, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 22:37, Jeremy DAY 23:00, Amrut SHARMA 23:29, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 23:46, Karl GARVEY 23:54, Margie MARSHALL 24:01, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 24:30, Matilda HARRISON 26:05, Clare DAY 26:11, Ian HARRISON 26:24, Michael BEVERLY 26:58, Karen HARBERT 27:02, Sue CAMP 27:56, Eugenio CARMO 27:57, James RUSHBY (jnr) 28:00, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 28:33, Maia RUSHBY 28:34, Aoife KILPATRICK 28:55, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 28:57, Ewa SOLTYS 32:26, Gavin HILLHOUSE 32:27, Deepa SHARMA 32:28, Carol AIKIN 33:02, Bronwen NORTHMORE 33:11, Andrew BROWN 34:39, Wendy FISHER 35:30, Martin CLARK 39:50, Penny MERRETT 40:38, Beverley ALI 44:38, Pat HEWLETT 46:31 Heaton Fiona PUGH 31:18 Frimley Lodge Nick Twomey placed second. Nicholas TWOMEY 17:41 Old Deer Park Kris Davidson finished third. Kris DAVIDSON 19:15, Melanie DAVISON 28:15, Sarah HOVELL 30:44, Katie WALTON 30:56, Deborah BLAKEMORE 33:00, Katrina ROCHE 36:49, Julian HOLDEN 44:19 Kingston Nick WRIGHT 18:52, Freddie LETT (jnr) 19:29, Matt SOWTON 21:47, Adam WRIGHT 22:44, Chris CAMACHO 23:29, Simon TAYLOR 24:06, Alison DICKS 26:23, Kirsty NOBLE 27:08 Southsea Alan Davidson 28:01 Rickmansworth Paul SINTON-HEWITT 19:11, Jo SINTON-HEWITT 26:26 Colchester Castle Anna REICHWALD 25:40 Newbury Henry MAGUIRE 50:41 Wormwood Scrubs Pete WARREN 19:14 Houghton Hall Andy BICKERSTAFF 23:37, Peter FORDHAM 29:03 Rondebosch Common, South Africa Sam DALGLEISH 17:50 Crane Park Gareth Williams was first home. Gareth WILLIAMS 17:51, Daniel LITTLE 19:23, Eliott WELLS 19:36, Charlie BROOK 21:27, Richard GURD 21:50, Marianne MALAM 23:46, Chris BROOK 24:05, Rue TURNER 24:13, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 25:43, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 27:49, Ellen VAN KEULEN 28:14, Michael WHITE 28:17, Heather MARTINGELL 28:18, Christine DAVID 30:23, Tracey SMALL 33:04, Anne CHILDS 33:27, Louise WAPSHOTT 33:51, Nigel COOMBES 35:36, Deirdre INMAN 38:32, Sally SPAULL 39:33, Lexi SLAUGHTER 39:38 Osterley Park Michael OSBORNE 29:36 Parke Mike PEACE 25:12 Comber Victoria ORME 31:52 Fell Foot, Newby Bridge Colette DORAN 30:47 Lac de Divonne, France Alastair RITCHIE 24:44 Clover Point, Canada John Atkinson was first in. John ATKINSON 20:40 Ladysmith, South Africa Lloyd CAMP 24:20 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 25th February Moormead Chase LAWLER 8:36, Tate LAWLER 10:47 Surbiton Nathaniel BOND 9:06 FINALLY... From Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll: Alice never could quite make out, in thinking it over afterwards, how it was that they began: all she remembers is, that they were running hand in hand, and the Queen went so fast that it was all she could do to keep up with her: and still the Queen kept crying Faster! Faster!' but Alice felt she could not go faster, though she had not breath left to say so. The most curious part of the thing was, that the trees and the other things round them never changed their places at all: however fast they went, they never seemed to pass anything. I wonder if all the things move along with us?' thought poor puzzled Alice. And the Queen seemed to guess her thoughts, for she cried, Faster! Don't try to talk!' (Eventually, the Queen stops running and props Alice up against a tree, telling her to rest). Alice looked round her in great surprise. Why, I do believe we've been under this tree the whole time! Everything's just as it was!' Of course it is,' said the Queen, what would you have it?' Well, in our country,' said Alice, still panting a little, you'd generally get to somewhere else if you ran very fast for a long time, as we've been doing.' A slow sort of country!' said the Queen. Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!'