Newsdesk 2018

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 531               10th August 2018
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *  Nick Impey and Laura Blazey lead our teams at the Wedding Day 7km
 *  Wimbledon 5km this Sunday – final GP and League race. Entries on the day
 *  Opening Run and Thomas Cup 3.8 miles handicap in Richmond Park on
     Saturday 8th September preceded by annual club photo
 *  Surrey Road Relays at Wimbledon Park on Saturday 15th September
 *  40% off club kit – buy now!

 Here are the leading scores after nine events, with one to go. For race
 details and the full scoreboard see here:. 
 Open  Nick Impey 72, Seiko Angelo 66, Martin Halvey 45, Neil Rae 29, James
 Whistler 28, Nick Twomey 27, Stewart Anderson 25, Ted Mockett 23, Michael
 Everard 22, Carl Assmundson and Carl Selya-Hammer 21, Stephen Logue and
 James Riley 20, Fiona Ford, Kris Davidson and Peter Haarer 19, Marc Leyshon,
 Ed Perry and Richard Gurd 18
 Men Over 40  Stewart Anderson 22, Stephen Logue and Michael Everard 18,
 James Riley 16, Kris Davidson 12, Duncan Mallison, Nick Wright, Daniel
 Chiechi and Jonathan Moore 10, Alex Ring 9
 Men Over 50  Martin Halvey and Seiko Angelo 40, Stephen Logue 16, Bill Neely
 and Peter Haarer 12, Steve Aikin and Bruce McLaren 9, Marcus Atkins 8, Mick
 Lane and Alan Meaden 7
 Women  Fiona Ford 26, Adrienne Baddeley and Suzy Whatmough 15, Marie
 Synnott-Wells 14, Cordelia Parker 12, Laura Blazey and Lara Werrett 11,
 Wiebke Kortum, Fanny Vein, Bronwen Northmore, Rebecca Northmore and Carol
 Aikin 10, Annemarie Goodridge 8, Alice Littler 7 
 Women Over 40  Fiona Ford 42, Rachel Revett 20, Lara Werrett 11, Marianne
 Malam 9, Melanie Davison  6, Karen Campbell and Niamh Holt 5 
 Women Over 50  Marie Synnott-Wells  30, Carol Aikin 22, 18, Wiebke Kortum
 21, Anna Reichwald 20, Bronwen Northmore 17, Annemarie Goodridge 12, Deborah
 Blakemore and Jackie Dunkley 11  
 138 members have completed at least one race so far. 

 After six races Ranelagh’s women are in fourth place and our men in second.
 Individually, Seiko Angelo leads the M50 class but with the same number of
 points as his nearest rival. Martin Halvey is fourth M50. Fiona Ford is in
 2nd place in the W45s. Results and current tables here:. 

 Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km:  Sunday  12th August at 9.30am. 
 This is the final event in our 2018 Road Grand Prix and the Surrey Road
 League, and also serves as the Surrey 5km championship, It starts and
 finishes at the athletics stadium in Wimbledon Park. The rest of the course
 is hilly and on road.  Details and entry:
 Entries on the day will be accepted.

 September in Richmond Park
 Our 138th season kicks off in the traditional fashion  with the 3.8 miles /
 6km handicap race for the Thomas Cup. This is one of our historic trophies,
 first presented to the club in 1890 by the multi-world record holder Sid
 Thomas. For those not familiar with handicaps, they work like this: our
 Handicapper Angus Cater assigns a handicap start to every active member. The
 runner with the biggest handicap is set off first, followed at intervals by
 the rest of the runners according to their assigned starts. The fastest
 runner is last away. If the handicapper has done his job perfectly all the
 runners should finish together. This doesn’t happen! All members are welcome
 to take part , but note that new members for whom the Handicapper does not
 have sufficient data must compete as guests ineligible for the trophy. The
 race starts opposite Pembroke Lodge inside Richmond Park at about 3.15pm.
 Please come to the clubhouse first to register and get your handicap
 assigned. Also, at about 2.45pm we’ll have the annual club photo in the Park
 opposite the clubhouse.  

 Wiebke Kortum writes:
 “A small group of 8 students (maximum) are invited to attend a 10-week ‘Yoga
 for Runners’ course on Sunday nights (6 - 7:15 pm) at the Ranelagh Clubhouse
 with me. The course starts 9th September and runs until the first week of
 December. Students will learn yoga postures, how to stretch and build
 strength, some basic principles of yoga philosophy and how to raise
 awareness of movement and mind. Each class incorporates a breathing
 technique and a relaxation at the end. The level of students should be
 beginners or intermediate. The first session is free, afterwards it is £8
 per session (40% donated to Ranelagh). I am first-aid trained and fully
 insured through the British Wheel of Yoga. Those interested please contact
 me in advance at wiebke.kortum@gmail.com.” 

 We’re changing kit suppliers and we have a lot of kit to move. Many items
 are on offer at 40% discount. Treat yourself! It may not be the weather for
 fleeces and log-sleeved tops right now, but take advantage of these prices!
 Order direct from the AlleyCatz website here:. 

 The annual joint Stragglers and Ranelagh junior handicap series has been
 taking place again this year, and the first five events have been completed.
 The last one is on Thursday 30th August at the Hawker Centre. Registration
 7pm, start time 7.30pm  For more details:.  

 Roy Reeder writes:
 "I'm once again organising the River Thames Half Marathon. The start is in
 Walton-on-Thames and a fair bit of the route is along the towpath, so it's
 flat, scenic and mostly traffic free – ideal if you are looking for a PB.
 Full details:.  I'm offering £5 off the
 entry fee to Ranelagh runners till 30th September. Use the entry code RANHAR
 at the Sport Systems store." 

 LONDON DUATHLON  Sunday 16th September in Richmond Park
 Rick Jenner writes:
 “The London Duathlon is held on closed roads in Richmond Park every autumn.
 This year it is on Sunday 16th September and incorporates a new Club
 Championships to find out who is the best sports club in London and beyond.
 Lots of Ranelagh people have taken part before and are again this year, so
 it would be great to put in a team. If you’re interested there are more
 details here: and you can enter
 here: and receive £10 off with
 the code CB_RANELAGHHARRIERS. Please note this is the day after the Surrey
 Road Relays so anyone targeting that may want to steer clear, and I must
 declare my interest as the event is put on by my company.”

 Mike Peace writes:
 “Annie and I are now well-established in our new home on Dartmoor and 'home
 improvements' have been completed. The result is that we now have a
 self-contained guest suite available for visitors: double room, ensuite,
 satellite TV, private entrance and parking. Superb views over Dartmoor.
 Excellent running, cycling and walking opportunities with the challenging
 'Parke' parkrun a mere 20 min jog down the lane. Special rates for Ranelagh
 members - 2/3 days, long weekends OR extended stays if you wish. Also please
 pop in if you are passing on your way to/from the South West.”

 Not too many current members will remember Australian Neil Ryan, who ran
 with us for a short time in the early 1970s. Neil made quite an impact while
 he was here, including earning a place on the club honours board by running
 2:25 in the Poly Marathon. Back in Australia Neil placed regularly in
 Australian and Victorian Marathon championships. As a life member of
 Melbourne’s Richmond Harriers and the Victorian Marathon Club he has made a
 great contribution to the sport  both as a runner and an administrator in a
 multitude of roles over the last fifty years. His dedication has now been
 rewarded with his appointment as a Life Member of Athletics Victoria, the
 state’s governing body of athletics.
 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      

 Sunday 12th August           Perseverance Wimbledon Dash 5km  ** Grand
 Prix** and **Surrey Road League** final event. See above.

 Saturday 8th September    Opening Run and Thomas Cup 3.8m handicap in
 Richmond Park

 Saturday 15th September  Surrey County Road Relays at Wimbledon Park. 

 Sunday 23rd September    South of England Road Relays at Crystal Palace 

 Saturday 29th September  Page Cup 5 miles handicap in Richmond Park

 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

 WEDDING DAY 7km  Friday 27th July in Bushy Park
 This race usually sees one of the biggest Ranelagh blue waves of the year.
 But not so in 2018. We mustered 45, which isn’t bad but could be better.
 There were, however, a couple of good reasons. First is the increasing
 popularity of the race itself, which led to entries being closed a couple of
 weeks early. There was a scramble to find spare numbers but inevitably a lot
 of would-be runners were disappointed. Second was the strong alternative
 attraction of a stag night!
 Of those who did make it, we were led home by Nick Impey in 4th place. Next
 in was Seiko Angelo, 3rd over 50, pursued by Vaughan Ramsay. Laura Blazey
 placed 50th overall but took 3rd place in the women’s race with Adrienne
 Baddeley not far behind in 5th. Fiona Ford was our third woman home and
 first over 45 – though with only three seconds to spare!     

 1   D Jarvis (Liverpool)      21.47     
 2   A Jaksevicius (Belgrave)  22.46     
 3   T Haughian (Stragglers)   23.03   
 4   Nick Impey (Ranelagh)     24.06      
 24  Seiko Angelo              26.36
 25  M Yamauchi (TH&H)         26.41  (1st woman)    
 30  Vaughan Ramsay            26.50
 37  M Gibson (Ealing E)       27.17  (2nd woman)    
 38  Eliott Wells              27.17      
 50  Laura Blazey              28.07  (3rd woman)      
 60  Adrienne Baddeley         28.27  (5th woman)  
 64  Nick Wright               28.38    
 71  Stewart Anderson          28.47    
 77  Alex Ring                 28.57    
 81  Fiona Ford                29.06    
 88  Richard Gurd              29.13    
 103 Marcus Atkins             29.36    
 122 Rebecca Northmore         30.10      
 152 Wiebke Kortum             31.08    
 158 Bruce McLaren             31.17    
 163 Kevin Knowles             31.25    
 166 Stephen Logue             31.33    
 169 Daniel Chiechi            31.36    
 179 Elisa Ferrua              31.54    
 195 Marianne Malam            32.31    
 223 Amrut Sharma              33.26    
 260 Anna Reichwald            34.37    
 261 Paul Wapshott             34.38    
 287 Andy Woodhouse            35.36    
 289 Carol Aikin               35.39    
 296 Lloyd Camp                35.59    
 308 Fiona Pugh                36.30    
 358 Sue Camp                  38.40    
 363 Siobhan Sharp             38.58      
 366 Claire Warner             39.03      
 381 Lorna Smith               40.02    
 398 Michael White             40.35    
 405 Michael Sikora            40.47    
 416 Ashleigh Ferris           41.24      
 437 Jackie Dunkley            42.21    
 445 Clive Naish               43.05    
 458 Alan Meaden               43.53    
 474 Bronwen Northmore         44.47    
 489 Christine David           45.33    
 516 David Meaden              46.52    
 521 Annemarie Goodridge       47.18    
 524 Tracey Small              47.39    
 528 Anne Childs               48.06    
 556 Louise Wapshott           51.26    
 557 Beverly Walsh             51.43    
 COMRADES MARATHON 90.184km  Sunday 10th June Pietermaritzburg to Durban,
 South Africa
 In addition to Jarryd Hillhouse, whose run was reported in e-news #528,
 Gareth Williams also finished this South African classic ultra. Gareth
 finished 2276th in a time of 8:45.54.  

 SECOND SUNDAY 5miles  Sunday 8th July on Wimbledon Common
 1   M Jones (TH&H)            33.10
 19  Steve Aikin               40.33
 22  Jarryd Hillhouse          42.48
 31  Carol Aikin               46.01 

 WALES MARATHON  Sunday 15th July at Tenby
 1   G Petts (Tri TH)          2:45.57
 60  Gareth Williams           3:26.26 

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km  Friday 27th July in Hyde Park
 Second place for Carl Selya-Hammer.

 1   J Tipper (Kent)           16.20
 2   Carl Selya-Hammer         16.49
 158 Alan Davidson             30.42  

 KINGFIELD CANTER 2.85m handicap  Wednesday 1st August at Woking
 1   R Baggott (Strag)         25.55  (actual time 17.10)
 5   Sonia Rowland             26.31  (26.01)
 6   Alan Davidson             26.32  (25.47)   

 BATTERSEA PARK 10km  Sunday 5th August
 1   J Taylor-Caldwell (ESM)   33.03
 5   Ryan Hogan                35.27  

 parkrun results...
 Follow this link
 for the latest Ranelagh results:
 Then follow the "Previously" link at the bottom of the parkrun screen to access previous
 weeks; results.     

 From an ad for Gatorade:
 You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the
 sweat off of your face. 

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