*************************************************** RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 524 12th April 2018 Editor: Steve Rowland mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org *************************************************** HEADLINE NEWS ************* * Tor Heron-Brett wins the Baker Cup handicap * Fastest times by Peter Haarer and Becky Curtis-Hall * Nick Impey and Cordelia Parker lead us to team wins in the Thames Towpath 10 miles * Nick Impey finishes 3rd in the Victoria Park 10k * Nick Twomey finishes 2nd in the Wimbledon Common Half Marathon * Gill Sanders represents South Africa in the Commonwealth Games Triathlon * Still time to book for the Quiz night at the clubhouse on April 28th * More marshals needed for our Half Marathon on Sunday 6th May * Good luck to all marathoners * Subscriptions are due ATTENTION PLEASE **************** CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS and ENGLAND ATHLETICS REGISTRATION... ...for 2018-19 are now due. The club membership fee includes the England Athletics registration and despite another increase in the England Athletics registration fee to £15, we are keeping our subscription rates unchanged for another year. That's £40 for seniors, £20 for second-claim members and those who are retired and over 60, £10 for under 20s and students and non-running members. There is also a £70 family membership. Preferred method of payment is by Bank Transfer: our account is at HSBC, sort code 40-23-29, account number 81109847; please add a message, for example SubscriptionJSmith. A Standing Order form is available from our website email@example.com. Once a member has paid her/his Club Subscription for the year, then the Club pays to England Athletics the annual registration fee. When the Club first registers a member with England Athletics (EA), apart from paying the registration fee, the Club provides to EA the members title, name, date of birth, competitive status and address. Please be aware that only EA Registered athletes may compete in competitions under UK Athletics Rules. The EA registration expires annually on 1 April each year and athletes are considered Unregistered by UK Athletics and hence ineligible to compete in UK Athletics sanctioned events if the registration fee remains unpaid after 30 June. So, please pay your Club subs promptly! QUIZ NIGHT Well be holding a quiz night in the clubhouse on Saturday 28th April starting at 7pm. Its teams of four, make up your own team or just come along on the night and well fit you into a team. Price is £10 per head to include a fish and chip supper (or veggie alternative please state). Please let Andy Hayward know if you are coming firstname.lastname@example.org or 07749 204242. LONDON MARATHON Good luck to all our London Marathoners and indeed to those running any other spring marathon, especially Brighton, where Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE is the official starter. On the evening of the London (Sunday 22nd April), Mike Peace will be in the Roebuck on Richmond Hill from about 8pm celebrating (we hope) his 37th consecutive London Marathon. Hed be delighted to be joined by any other runners or spectators. MARSHALS We still need lots more helpers for our Half Marathon on Sunday 6th May. Please let us know if you can help. Theres a sign-up sheet in the clubhouse or email email@example.com. Looking further ahead theres help wanted too for the Richmond 10km on Sunday 17th June. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our Half Marathon on May 6th - here:... and our 10k on June 17th - here:. Half Marathon entries are coming in fairly slowly this year, so if youre planning to run get your entry in soon. Of course, if youre not running please volunteer as a marshal see above. MINI MOB MATCH incl CLUB JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Our annual Mini Mob Match against The Stragglers will take place on Saturday 30th June incorporated with the Crane Park parkrun. If youre running a parkrun that day, please choose Crane Park if you can. Wear Ranelagh kit and make sure your parkrun profile identifies you as Ranelagh, otherwise you wont count. Our club junior championships will also be included in this race - all under 20s are eligible. ALSO FOR JUNIORS: The annual joint Stragglers and Ranelagh junior handicap series will take place again this year, and the first event will be at the Hawker Centre on Lower Ham Road on Thursday 26th April. Registration 7pm, start time 7.30pm It is also necessary to pre-register before your first race this can be done now. For more details:. 2018 Junior Handicap dates and venues (main race is 2km, and there is also a minis race over 800m) Thursday 26th April 2018 (Hawker Centre) Thursday 24th May 2018 (Ranelagh) Thursday 14th June 2018 (Russell School, Petersham - halfway between the Hawker Centre and Ranelagh) Thursday 28th June 2018 (Ranelagh) Thursday 12th July 2018 (Hawker Centre) Thursday 30th August 2018 (Hawker Centre) WIMBLEDON COMMON TRAIL RUNS These are Andy Bickerstaffs annual promotions on Wimbledon Common. I can think of many less pleasant ways of spending a summer Wednesday evening. Andy writes: Its back for the 5th year and yet another iconic mug featuring a part of the course is to be had. It would be nice to see a few more of my team mates from Ranelagh giving it a go this year for five fun filled and challenging Wednesday night miles! First race is 2nd May and it will be full well before then. Other dates are 6th June and 4th July. Enter the series here: or follow links to individual races 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or the women's Captain / Team Manager email@example.com Sunday 15th April Brighton Marathon Sunday 22nd April London Marathon Thursday 26th April Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series race 1 at the Hawker Centre. See above Sunday 6th May Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon. ** GP and Road League event. ** See above Sunday 20th May Sutton 10km. ** GP and Road League event. ** Details:. Sat 19th / Sun 20th Green Belt Relay Thursday 24th May Stragglers/Ranelagh junior handicap series race 2 at the Ranelagh clubhouse. See above Sunday 3rd June Dorking 10 miles ** GP and Road League event. ** Details:. 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 *************** BAKER CUP 3 MILES ROAD HANDICAP Saturday 7th April in Richmond Park Phil Killingley reports: On a balmy spring April afternoon, a far cry from the snowy cancellations of a few weeks back, Clive Naish nearly managed his first win in over thirty years of running Ranelagh handicaps. But he was ousted by junior Tor Heron-Brett - very much at the other end of his running career, with a superb 4th place in speed order for the day and 34 seconds ahead of Clive for the handicap. Sally Bamford was next, just three seconds ahead of Andy Hayward and then a typically yellow-shorted and sunglassed Mike Peace. Peter Haarer, just 50, had been after an age category record at this event, but despite falling short still managed an easy win - his leg turnover the envy of any teenage runner. Good effort from Ed Perry in second and Mark Herbert in third, unsurprisingly wrapping up the McLeod Cup. Becky Curtis-Hall was first lady, with a course pb. Rebecca Northmore moved into second place for the Womens Performance Award but couldnt catch up with Fanny Vein. The Points prize for consistency in handicaps was shared by George Howard and Rachel Smith. And so with a road race (apart from a few hundred yards) ends the cross-country season. A good crowd assembled at the Roebuck for the evenings prize presentations. Many thanks go to Michele Gibson and Andy Hayward for organising things, to Becky Curtis-Hall and Rob Curtis for producing the splendid array of trophies clean and sparkling and to Peter Haarer for providing the beer as part of his 50th birthday celebrations. President Steve reviewed the year and presented the trophies. THAMES TOWPATH 10 miles Sunday 8th April at Chiswick Well, it would have been a mighty big ask to emulate last years Towpath 10 where we had a Ranelagh 1-2-3. Carl Selya-Hammers winning time in 2017 would have been only good enough for 5th today, while Nick Impey slipped from 2nd last year to 3rd this time despite running almost two minutes faster. Nevertheless we packed impressively with four in the top eleven Nick in third place and then Carl Assmundson, Carl Selya-Hammer and Marc Leyshon. James Riley and Kris Davidson came next before Neil Rae, 2nd in the M45 class. Martin Halvey just missed the podium as 4th over 50 but new over 60 Stephen Logue placed third in that category. We packed even more strongly in the womens race, with Cordelia Parker and Laura Blazey crossing the line almost together in 4th and 5th places, pursued by Fanny Vein 8th, Fiona Ford 12th, Marie Synnott-Wells 14th and Wiebke Kortum 16th. Fanny took third place in the W35 category while Fiona, Marie and Wiebke filled 4th, 5th and 6th spots in the W45s. We had almost 40 Ranelagh finishers, an excellent turnout which in part accounts for slightly lower numbers in the previous days Baker Cup.This was the opening race in the Ranelagh 2018 Grand Prix competition. Check the current scores here:. THAMES MEANDER MARATHON and HALF MARATHON Saturday 10th March at Walton Marathon 1 N Martin (unatt) 2:53.22 68 Matt Sowton 3:52.39 85 Jane Craigie-Payne 3:56.43 Half Marathon 1 M Kauppila (unatt) 1:19.48 16 S Al-Kadhimi (unatt) 1:29.18 (1st woman0 41 Fiona Ford 1:37.43 NNCPC HALF MARATHON Sunday 11th March at The Hague, Netherlands 1 J Rungaru (Kenya) 59.38 99 Carl Selya-Hammer 74.14 ENGLISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 17th March at Leeds In addition to Izzy Atkins reported in the last edition, also representing Middlesex were Louis Sartori, 145th in the Senior Boys race, and Jonny Brook, 280th in the Junior Boys. ORION 15 miles Saturday 24th March in Epping Forest Ross Macdonalds summation: Great, undulating, muddy 15 mile course. 1 T Polini (VP&TH) 1:34.23 7 Ross Macdonald 1:41.21 DORNEY LAKE MARATHON PREP 20 miles Sunday 25th March A strong 1:54 for Nick Impey. 1 J Westlake (Crawley) 1:47.00 4 Nick Impey 1:54.32 CRANLEIGH 21 miles Sunday 25th March Although Bruce McLaren features in the official results he protests that he was in Scotland at the time! VICTORIA PARK 10km Friday 30th March A big PB for Nick Impey in third place 1 G King (Winch) 32.04 3 Nick Impey 33.04 MAIDENHEAD 10 miles Friday 30th March and an even bigger PB (3 mins +) for Becky Curtis-Hall. 1 D Wallis (Belgrave) 50.37 (chip time 50.37) 38 M Wilkins (Winch) 57.52 (57.52 1st woman) 154 Mick Lane 64.59 (64.57) 192 Becky Curtis-Hall 66.53 (66.47) 275 Marie Synnott-Wells 70.58 (70.51) 428 Phil Roberts 76.58 (76.50) 439 Rob Curtis 77.13 (77.05) ROYAL BOROUGH OF KINGSTON UPON THAMES SPRING HALF MARATHON Sunday 1st April 1 K Kyreme (Shaft B) 1:08.01 (chip time 1:08.01) 48 Nick Wright 1:26.58 (1:26.54) 126 Jarryd Hillhouse 1:36.06 (1:35.56) 236 Will Cavendish 1:45.13 (1:44.57) 452 Karima Graham 2:06.05 (2:05.19) COMMONWEALTH GAMES TRIATHLON Thursday 4th April Saturday 7th April at Gold Coast, Australia In what is to be her final major event before retirement Gill Sanders was chosen to represent South Africa in both the womens race and the mixed relay. In the womens race Gill was in mid-field throughout but finished strongly to take 15th place. There were high hopes of medalling in the relay but unfortunately there was a mishap to South Africas lead-off runner and the team found itself completing the course in an isolated 8th and last place. Women 1 Flora Duffy (Bermuda) 56.50 (swim 9.10, T1 0.36, bike 29.37, T2 0.31, run 16.56) 15 Gill Sanders (RSA) 63.06 (10.01, 0.39, 33.04, 0.29, 18.53) LITTLE BROMLEY 10km Sunday 8th April Anna Reichwald was third W55. 1 R Prout (Thrift Gn) 32.05 31 L Davies (Spring) 35.55 (1st woman) 277 Anna Reichwald 49.41 GREATER MANCHESTER MARATHON Sunday 8th April Two more PBs. 1 S Tanui (Kenya) 2:21.19 904 Richard Gurd 3:12.30 2347 Kevin Kearey 3:36.48 PADDOCK WOOD HALF MARATHON Sunday 8th April First time inside 90 mins for Suzy Whatmough. 1 J Gilbert (Kent) 1:05.18 (chip time 1:05.18) 45 L Reid (Tonbridge) 1:16.19 (1:16.17 1st woman) 218 Suzy Whatmough 1:29.44 (1:29.36) CROYDON HALF MARATHON Sunday 8th April 1 K Hayles (Sudbury) 1:17.49 200 Tom Reay 2:23.39 LEITH HILL HALF MARATHON Sunday 8th April at Dorking Up and down Leith Hill, the highest point in south east England. 1 L Kemp (Totley) 1:18.52 32 E Holden (unatt) 1:46.06 (1st woman) 124 Louise Piears 2:07.35 RUNTHROUGH WIMBLEDON COMMON HALF MARATHON Sunday 8th April Nick Twomey writes on Facebook: I thought XC season was over but Runthrough Wimbledon Common Half Marathon had other ideas...very enjoyable tough muddy course! Solid hard run got me over the line in 2nd! 1 J Hartley (unatt) 1:20.40 2 Nick Twomey 1:21.34 SECOND SUNDAY 5 miles Sunday 8th April on Wimbledon Common 1 M Hyett (K&P) 34.01 13 Stephen Aikin 40.57 27 Carol Aikin 46.32 35 Pete Warren 50.53 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 24th March Oxford This was Peter Haarers 50th birthday and he celebrated in style by setting a new age group record for the Oxford parkrun, 17.12.. No point in hanging about before making the most of the up-side of ageing. Richmond Park Ben POVEY (jnr) 22:51 parkruns 5km Saturday 31st March Bushy Park Nick WRIGHT 18:49, Adam WRIGHT 25:07, Clive NAISH 29:41, Linda HONEY 30:02, Wally GARROD 40:53 Banstead Woods Christopher PARSONS 24:17 Richmond Park Connor Patterson and Tom Bradley were 1st and 2nd, while Suzy Whatmough was 3rd woman. Connor PATTERSON 18:00, Tom BRADLEY (jnr), 18:45, Suzy WHATMOUGH 19:57, Bill NEELY 20:57, Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 21:36, Cecily DAY (jnr) 21:45, Stephen AIKIN 22:15, Wiebke KORTUM 22:40, Jeremy DAY 22:49, James RUSHBY (jnr) 23:37, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 23:46, Carol AIKIN 25:00, Karl GARVEY 25:01, Gavin HILLHOUSE 25:24, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 25:48, Alastair RITCHIE 26:22, Karen HARBERT 26:46, Clare DAY 27:13, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 27:22, Phil RUSHBY 27:23, Aoife KILPATRICK 27:37, Michael SIKORA 28:30, Andrew BROWN 30:18, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 31:11, Maia RUSHBY 31:17, Annemarie GOODRIDGE 34:47, Robert HILLHOUSE 37:00, Penny MERRETT 37:38, Phil AIKEN 46:05, Pat HEWLETT 58:24 Edinburgh Bruce McLAREN 21:26 Old Deer Park Rachel Smith was second woman in. Rachel SMITH 25:26, Grace MUNRO (jnr) 26:33, Julian HOLDEN 31:09, Deborah BLAKEMORE 37:39, Katie WALTON 37:40, Henry MAGUIRE 43:12, Melanie DAVISON 43:12 Kingston Chris CAMACHO 24:16, Tom REAY 26:57, Verka LAFEUILLE 27:24, Alison DICKS 27:24, Rachel REVETT 30:04, Theo DOYLE (jnr) 30:54, Hannah DOYLE 31:21, Michael WHITE 31:21, Heather MARTINGELL 31:21 Southsea Alan DAVIDSON 28:08 Bath Skyline Jake Waldron was first home. Jake WALDRON 17:21, Julia BAILEY 24:47 Rickmansworth Philip ANDREWS 20:38 Highbury Fields Peter FAULL 19:04, Matthew WILLIAMS 19:23 Gunnersbury Tom CAMERON 18:44, Vaughan RAMSAY 18:46, Niamh HOLT 22:07, Margie MARSHALL 24:29, Ian HARRISON 26:16 Linford Wood Marc Snaith was the first finisher. Marc SNAITH 18:42 Tilgate Duncan MALLISON 20:52 Crane Park Richard GURD 22:48, Ann KEAREY 25:15, Kevin KEAREY 25:17, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 26:11, Marianne MALAM 26:40, Colette DORAN 27:10, Paul WAPSHOTT 27:16, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 27:24, Josie KEAREY (jnr) 27:58, Alan ELDER 28:04, Christine DAVID 30:50, Victoria ORME 32:07, Hilary THOMSON 32:44, Tracey SMALL 33:37, Cindy CROUCHER 34:52, Su CLARK 37:00, Lexi SLAUGHTER 39:45, Nigel COOMBES 44:11 Llyn Llech Owain Jonathan SMITH 21:13 Fulham Palace Pete WARREN 27:00 Northala Fields Mark Herbert placed third. Mark HERBERT 17:49, Tom FAIRBROTHER 22:23 Pomphrey Hill Paul SINTON-HEWITT 20:41, Joanne SINTON-HEWITT 29:01, Ashleigh FERRIS 30:54 Parke Mike PEACE 27:07 Bognor Regis Michelle BEAUMONT 22:11 Whinlatter Forest Sue CAMP 35:25, Lloyd CAMP 35:29 Swansea Bay James RILEY 17:55 Leicester Victoria Ted MOCKETT 17:42, Ellen VAN KEULEN 26:46 Lancaster Andy BICKERSTAFF 24:52 Dolgellau Glen Turner was third home. Glen TURNER 17:26 Bois de Boulogne, France Eliott WELLS 19:10 Worthing Simon TAYLOR 24:06 Clover Point, Canada John Atkinson was first in. John ATKINSON 19:50 Hazelwood Marc Leyshon finished second. Marc LEYSHON 18:14, Peter FORDHAM 29:16 parkruns 5km Saturday 7th April Bushy Park Nick WRIGHT 19.01, Freddie MIDDLETON (jnr) 20:50, Linda HONEY 29.30, Wally GARROD 39.45, John HANSCOMB 52:06 Banstead Woods Christopher PARSONS 23:53, Gavin HILLHOUSE 25:37, sue CAMP 27:48 Richmond Park Adrienne Baddeley was the third woman to finish. Adrienne BADDELEY 19:41, John HOBSON 21:12, Paul SINTON-HEWITT 22:13, Osian JONES (jnr) 22:15, Ben RIEDEL (jnr) 22:47, Simon TAYLOR 24:44, Karl GARVEY 24:51, Daniel RUSHBY (jnr) 25:11, Matilda HARRISON (jnr) 25:34, Jarryd HILLHOUSE 25:50, Seren JONES (jnr) 26:30, Ian HARRISON 26:42, Ally PICKARD 27:00, Michael SIKORA 27:34, Hadi KHATAMIZADEH 27:52, Andrew BROWN 27:59, James RUSHBY (jnr) 29:00, Sam RUSHBY (jnr) 29:13, Margie HARRISON 29:50, Ben RUSHBY (jnr) 32:13, Maia RUSHBY 32:21, Beverley ALI 44:07, Pat HEWLETT 54:19 Amager Fælled, Denmark Tom FAIRBROTHER 21:43 Old Deer Park Kris Davidson finished third. Kris DAVIDSON 19:03, Julian HOLDEN 30:29, Melanie DAVISON 30:41, Katrina ROCHE 39:00, Henry MAGUIRE 42:58 Kingston Bonnie MORGAN 22:11, Amrut SHARMA 23:31, James MCLAUCHLAN (jnr) 24:38, Chris CAMACHO 24:45, Kirsty NOBLE 26:51, Charlie MCLAUCHLAN (jnr) 27:36, Tom REAY 29:03, Deepa SHARMA 32:59, Alison DICKS 33:00 Southsea Alan DAVIDSON 27:46 Llanelli Coast James RILEY 29:34 Cambridge Emma WELLHAM 26:45 Gunnersbury Colette DORAN 32:00 Wycombe Rye Alberto ESGUEVILLAS 22:12 Conkers, N W Leicestershire Clare FOWLER 21:35, Joanne SINTON-HEWITT 29:37 Chippenham Michael WHITE 27:29 Worsley Woods Marc SNAITH 18:35 Graves Peter WEIR 21:58, Karen WEIR 24:25 Crane Park Cordelia Parker was the first woman home. Cordelia PARKER 18:44, Michelle BEAUMONT 21:38, Daniel CHIECHI 22:57, Heather MARTINGELL 24:26, Hannah MALAM (jnr) 25:56, Claire WARNER 27:21, Abigail MALAM (jnr) 27:45, Paul WAPSHOTT 31:00, Christine DAVID 31:04, Hilary THOMSON 32:44, Tracey SMALL 33:22, Anne CHILDS 35:25, Sally SPAULL 36:59, Louise WAPSHOTT 39:29, Nigel COOMBES 55:36 East Grinstead Duncan MALLISON 24:34 Rushmoor Nick Twomey was runner-up. Nicholas TWOMEY 17:12 Crissy Field Jackie DUNKLEY 29:55 Stretford Richard GURD 22:18, Ashleigh FERRIS 30:39 Crosby Ann KEAREY 25:27, Kevin KEAREY 27:59, Josie KEAREY 28:01 Bois de Boulogne, France Ted Mockett finished second. Ted MOCKETT 17:20, James WHISTLER 18:36, Jonathan SMITH 20:08, Ellen VAN KEULEN 26:59 Mersea Island Anna SCALLY 23:35 Bakewell Marcus ATKINS 20:28 Atholl, South Africa Gareth Williams was the first finisher. Gareth WILLIAMS 19:57 Roma Pineto, Italy Alex Fordham finished second Alex FORDHAM 19:33, Peter FORDHAM 28:50 Malmö Ribersborg, Sweden Philip ANDREWS 20:14 Junior parkruns 2km Sunday 1st April Bushy Park Angus OBRIEN 10:52, Cian OBRIEN 13:07 Savill Gardens James RICKETTS 12:06, Aaron SCALLY 15:36, Connor SCALLY 25:20 FINALLY... It felt like an elephant had jumped on my shoulders and was making me carry it all the way in. Inaugural London Marathon joint winner Dick Beardsley on hitting the wall.