Newsdesk 2018

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 537         9th November 2018
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *  Orion defeat us in the Lee Cup mob match
 *  Ben Anderson and Fanny Vein lead our mob
 *  Surrey League races this Saturday
 *  London Championships on 17th November
 *  Home mob matches on November 24th and December 8th 
 *  Marshals needed at the mob matches
 *  Book for our Christmas party on December 8th
 *  London Marathon guaranteed places 
 *  Marshals and officials needed for our home races
 *  40% off club kit – buy now!

 SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUES Race 2 Saturday 10th November
 For the second of the four League races our women  run at Nonsuch Park,
 Cheam and our men are on Wimbledon Common. Start times in Nonsuch are 12
 noon for girls Under 15 and Under 17, 12.30pm for girls Under 13 and 1pm for
 Senior women division 1. Then on the Common it’s 2.30pm for boys Under 13,
 Under 15 and Under 17 all running together, followed by the senior men
 division 1 at 3pm. Details: Women
 Men. All are welcome to run,
 register on the day.    

 We have two more mob matches coming up soon, both of them at home in
 Richmond Park. First we face Thames Hare & Hounds on November 24th. This
 race incorporates our club Veterans Championship for the Hastings Cup. It’s
 7.5 miles, starting at 2.30pm. Then a couple of weeks later it’s the turn of
 South London Harriers, with the Stubbs Cup at stake. That’s 8th December,
 same course, same start time. It also incorporates our club championship for
 the splendid Wynne Cup. As you’ll see below, we lost the first mob match to
 Orion Harriers on their course in Epping Forest. But we managed to field a
 good-sized mob of 45, and if we can do that on the other side of London we
 can surely better it at home in our favourite Park. As ever with mob matches
 we need as many runners as we can get, male or female, fast or slow, young
 or old. Register on the day, preferably at the clubhouse but if necessary at
 the start opposite Pembroke Lodge.   

 After the Thames match on November 24th we have booked the upstairs room at
 the Roebuck for the traditional post-race supper with our visitors, starting
 at 7pm. All are welcome, it’s £10 per head. 

 We’ll be needing marshals and officials for the two home mob matches listed
 above. If you can help, contact Andy Bickerstaff at andy.bickerstaff@goodrunguide.co.uk. 

 It wouldn’t be winter without a trip or two to Parliament Hill. The London
 Championships are being held there on November 17th, with the women’s race
 starting at 1.15pm and the men’s at 2pm. Entries are already closed. 
 SOUTH OF THE THAMES 5 miles TEAM RACE  Saturday 24th November at Morden Park
 Unfortunately the South of the Thames race clashes with our mob match
 against Thames H&H this year. We’re expecting to have a women’s team in the
 SoT, contact the Team Manager if you want to run.  

 Our Christmas do will take place on Saturday 8th December from 6.30pm to
 midnight at the Lass O’Richmond Hill pub on Queens Road, Richmond. Tickets
 are £45 to include a three-course meal and DJ. Book with Lexi Godfrey at
 lexigod@mac.com or by text to 07758004863. The Christmas Feast menu
 is here:. Please state your choices when you book. There are several ways to pay:
 by cheque payable to Ranelagh Harriers; by cash to Lexi at the clubhouse on
 a training evening; or by BACS transfer (account name Ranelagh Harriers,
 account number 12154501, sort code 401310, Ref Xmas + your name.  

 We are expecting to be assigned three guaranteed places this year, and as
 usual there  will be a ballot to decide the lucky trio. To qualify for the
 ballot you  need to have run two mob matches during 2018 or run one mob
 match and helped  marshal at a cross-country event. The draw will be made at
 the club  Christmas Party on 8th December. To put your name in the hat
 please reply to  this email by 7th December.

 Jarin writes:
 “My name is Jarin and I am a University student at the University of
 Hertfordshire, I am carrying out a project on running athletes and health
 supplement use. I have a survey in which I will carry out my data
 collection, I was wondering whether you would share this and encourage
 running athletes to fill this in? It would only less than five minutes to
 complete and I would really appreciate this as it will help me with my
 dissertation. I hope to hear from you soon.”
 Contact Jarin at Tamanna_Khalique@hotmail.co.uk.

 We’re changing kit suppliers and we have a lot of kit to move. Many items
 are on offer at 40% discount. Treat yourself and take advantage of these
 prices! Order direct from the AlleyCatz website here:.

 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 10th November  Surrey Ladies League race 2 in Nonsuch Park. Juniors
 from 12 noon, seniors at 1pm.

 Saturday 10th November  Men’s Surrey League race 2 on Wimbledon Common.
 Juniors at 2.30pm, seniors at 3pm.

 Saturday 17th November  London Cross-Country Championships at Parliament
 Hill. Women 6km at 1.15pm, men 10km at 2pm.

 Saturday 24th November  Mob Match v Thames Hare & Hounds at home in Richmond
 Park. 7.5 miles, 2.30pm start. Includes club veterans championships.

 Saturday 24th November   South of the Thames 5 miles team race at Morden
 Park. 2pm start

 Saturday 8th December  Mob Match v South London Harriers at home in Richmond
 Park. 7.5 miles, 2.30pm start. Includes club championships.

 Saturday 8th December   South of England Masters Cross-Country championships
 at Horspath, Oxford

 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

 LEE CUP MOB MATCH v ORION HARRIERS  Sunday 4th November in Epping Forest
 Pheidippides reports:
 “Epping Forest has a special place in my feet being one of the first Mob
 Matches in which I ever took part: I remember the day clearly - especially
 sinking up to my thigh in one innocent-looking puddle, and that the
 survivors returned home with a sense of being men who would never be clean
 again.  Today was rather different thanks to the dry summer, and the worst
 obstacles to completing the course turned out to be getting out of bed early
 enough plus navigating to Orion's club-house (I had always wondered what was
 in the environs of Chingford - now I know).  We were also running on a
 Sunday having been hoofed off the Saturday by an equestrian event.
 It was clear at the outset from the numbers on each side (about 45 for
 Ranelagh facing nearly 90 for Orion) that for Ranelagh the story of the day
 would be either one of a brilliant win by underdogs against the odds, or
 lambs to the slaughter.  I would say that we won the chant easily, but that
 thereafter a white avalanche of Orion vests covered over the blue wave.
 Nevertheless, although Orion's numbers secured a clear and easy win, the
 force in which the club turned out for the match is testament to the high
 regard in which Ranelagh is held; indeed, we may not have won, but as a team
 of 45 we gave a very creditable performance and Orion found itself with
 almost no individuals making the podium: Ben Anderson and Carl Assmundson
 led the men from the front, as did Fanny Vein, Laura Blazey, and Jessica
 Busen-Smith the women with an impressive 1, 2 and 3; and as a bonus we
 bagged first vet home.
 The course itself did not disappoint and is surely the most scenic of the
 four Mob Matches.  The way between the intricate twists and turns had been
 expertly picked out with a trail of sawdust and the marshalling at the
 several road crossings was first class: all in all a very satisfying
 alternative to the usual Sunday morning run.  But as I handed over the
 trophy to Orion's jubilant captain I also said that we look forward to the
 rematch next season.”

 1   Ben Anderson (Ran)        46.22     
 2   Carl Assmundson (Ran)     46.54     
 3   Nick Harris-Fry (Orion)   48.19     
 4   Marc Leyshon (Ran)        48.26     
 7   Peter Haarer              49.44   
 13  Carl Selya-Hammer         51.53     
 14  Chris Bundhun             51.53     
 16  Ted Mockett               52.04   
 21  Allan Whatmough           52.49     
 22  Mark Herbert              53.00     
 23  Dave Lawley               53.01     
 26  Richard Kimber            53.42     
 29  Peter Faull               53.57     
 35  Ed Forbes                 54.42     
 41  Ed Perry                  55.54     
 44  David Wright              56.26   
 50  Fanny Vein                57.58  (1st woman)   
 52  Laura Blazey              58.32     
 54  Chris Owens               59.22   
 57  Jessica Busen-Smith       60.16       
 58  Alexander Ring            60.16   
 60  Richard Willoughby        60.48       
 62  Chris Brook               60.56   
 63  Vaughan Ramsay            61.15   
 64  Eugenie McLachlan         61.20     
 67  James Ritchie             61.54   
 70  Marcus Atkins             62.07   
 72  Gordon Whitson            62.17   
 77  William Griffin           62.23   
 78  Marie Synnott-Wells       63.35   
 82  Phil Roberts              63.36   
 83  Niall O'Connor            64.46   
 86  Ben Shore                 65.13   
 91  Simon Hedger              66.11   
 93  Stephen Logue             67.12   
 96  Rob Wise                  68.12   
 99  John Tovell               69.00   
 102 Michael Osborne           69.16   
 104 Mike Peace                69.41   
 105 Andy Bickerstaff          70.45   
 111 Aoife Kilpatrick          71.51   
 112 Tom Cameron               72.02    
 115 Hadi Khatamizadeh         73.58   
 117 Fiona Pugh                74.03   
 122 Ian Grange                76.05   
 123 Carol Aikin               76.36   
 129 Chris Camacho             79.43   
 Teams (Scoring 42 a side)         
 1   Orion Harriers     1393            
 2   Ranelagh Harriers  2461            

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km  Friday 26th October in Hyde Park
 1   A Bampton (Chelt)         15.19
 16  Ian Kenton                16.59
 41  Louis Randall             18.04
 241 Alan Davidson             28.16   

 BEACHY HEAD MARATHON  Saturday 27th October at Eastbourne  
 1   A Coley-Maud (Clapham)    2:49.02
 16  Richard Kimber            3:21.13 

 SELF-TRANSCENDENCE GOLDEN LEAF 10km  Saturday 27th October in Battersea Park
 1   J Allchin (Thames H&H)    31.42
 35  R Penfold (Clapham)       37.39  (1st woman)
 48  James Ritchie             38.50 
 70  Laura Blazey              41.52  (5th woman)
 169 Pete Warren               58.47

 1   A Jaksevicius (Belgrave)  1:11.36
 165 Phil Roberts              1:41.32

 THAMES MEANDER MARATHON Saturday 3rd November
 1   C Mason (West 4)          2:53.30
 93  Michelle Beaumont         3:50.14

 1   H Davies (unatt)          1:19.11
 230 Jane Brandon              1:54.38  

 NEW YORK CITY MARATHON  Sunday 4th November
 Chris Read reports:
 “On Sunday 4 November I ran the New York Marathon.  The race was well
 organised although it did involve getting up very early to get to the start
 area before the roads were closed. The course was very interesting, with
 excellent crowd support and good views of Manhattan at various points.  

 For me the race started well.  I was up with the 4.15 pacers until 15
 miles.  Things then got tougher.  With about a mile to go my watch gave a
 low battery message.  I am not sure whether the message referred to me or
 the watch.  In the event we both kept going to the finish line to record a
 time of 4.31.23.”

 Paul Doyle also ran, recording a very creditable 3:13.45.

 1     L Desisa (Ethiopia)      2:05.59
 2509  Paul Doyle               3:13.45
 26102 Chris Read               4:31.23

 MARLOW HALF MARATHON  Sunday 4th November
 1   T Haughian (Strags)       1:14.58  (chip time 1:14.57)
 20  B Atkinson (WSEH)         1:26.33  (1:26.29  1st woman)
 318 Jarryd Hillhouse          1:50.05  (1:48.51)
 703 Sally Bamford             2:11.45  (2:10.42)
 814 Colette Doran             2:21.43  (2:20.39)
 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.     

 Venice Marathon 28 October 2018
 Video 1 and
 Video 2. 

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