Newsdesk 2018

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 521               28th February 2018
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.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
 *  Our teams led by Ben Anderson and Fanny Vein
 *  Ellis and Dysart Cup race this Saturday, incl club junior champs
 *  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.

 We have been requested by the Dysart to remind everyone of a few safety
 • Please don’t 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.

 Despite the snow we’re 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 won’t be snowing! There’s a sign-up sheet in the clubhouse or email 
 Looking further ahead there’s help wanted too for the Richmond 10km on
 Sunday 17th June.

 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

 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
 We always need plenty of marshals for our schools race, so if anyone is free
 please contact Andy Bickerstaff  andy.bickerstaff@goodrunguide.co.uk.

 CLUTTON CUP 10 miles handicap  Saturday 17th March in Richmond Park. 2pm
 This is our longest club handicap race. All welcome, register on the day.
 Course marking will be minimal, so if you’re unsure please check the course
 map which will be up on our website. 

 …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 year’s 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!!!”
 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.”

 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
 dominic@sporting-feet.com, or if anyone wants more details they could
 call me for an informal chat on 07543 283442.”

 Don’t 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.

 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:

 Follow Ranelagh on Facebook. 

 More details of the following from the men's Captains ranelagh.men@gmail.com
 or the women's Captain / Team Manager  ranelagh.women@gmail.com      

 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

 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 Lawley’s 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
 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 VALENTINE’S 10km  Saturday 17th February in Battersea
 1   H Blatge (unatt)          33.30
 20  David Ready               36.27
 22  Jonathan Moore            36.55

 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) 
 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

 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

 Chris CAMACHO 25:09, Simon TAYLOR 26:27, Tom REAY 26:58, Kirsty NOBLE 27:33,
 Fiona PUGH 30:39, Chris CATO 33:16

 Evelyn JOSLIN 30:07, Ian BINGHAM 30:08

 Alan DAVIDSON 27:23

 Rick JENNER 18:11

 Nonsuch Park
 Toby COOPER 24:20

 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

 Ian Kenton was second overall.
 Ian KENTON 18:18

 Fulham Palace
 Pete WARREN 27:22

 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

 Paul SINTON-HEWITT 19:39, Peter WEIR 20:33, Karen WEIR 23:07, Jo

 Julia Bailey was the second woman.
 Julia BAILEY 21:23

 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 women’s 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

 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 

 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

 Alan Davidson  28:01


 Colchester Castle
 Anna REICHWALD 25:40

 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

 Osterley Park
 Michael OSBORNE 29:36

 Mike PEACE 25:12

 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
 Chase LAWLER 8:36, Tate LAWLER 10:47

 Nathaniel BOND 9:06

 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

 ‘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!'