Newsdesk 2018

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 539           18th December 2018
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  


 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *  Ranelagh wins the Stubbs Cup mob match v South London Harriers
 *  Ben Anderson and Holly McGuigan lead our mob
 *  Ben Anderson also wins the Wynne Cup club championship 
 *  Alex Fordham wins the sealed handicap 
 *  Southern county vests for Suzy Whatmough, Alice Patterson and Izzy Atkins
 *  2.39 marathon by Tom Fairbrother
 *  Nick Impey wins the Singapore Half Marathon 
 *  Joe Gomes finishes 2nd in the Osterley Park 10km
 *  Adrienne Baddeley finishes 3rd in the Bushy Park Christmas 10k
 *  Result of London Marathon guaranteed places ballot
 *  All welcome for the Henty Relay on Saturday 29th December
 *  Date change for women’s Surrey League

 HENTY RELAY  Saturday 29th December 12 noon start in Richmond Park
 This is our Christmas relay around Sidmouth Wood. It’s teams of three, drawn
 / allocated on the day. All members and friends welcome, start time is 12
 noon – but you must register at the clubhouse by 11.30am to be assigned to a

 SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY LEAGUES Race 3  - note change of date and venue for the
 women’s race
 The next Surrey Cross-Country League races were due to take place on January
 12th, the women at Happy Valley, Coulsdon and the men on Mitcham Common. The
 men’s race will go ahead as planned, but unfortunately the scheduled venue
 for the women’s race is unavailable and it has been necessary to shift the
 race to March 2nd at Lloyd Park, Croydon. The remaining races are therefore:
 Saturday January 12th on Mitcham Common  2.30pm start for seniors, 2pm for
 juniors (note earlier than usual start times)
 Saturday February 9th at Lloyd Park, Croydon   3pm start for seniors, 2.30pm
 for juniors
 Saturday February 9th in Richmond Park (Kingston Gate)    11am start for
 seniors,   12 noon for Under 15s and Under 17s, 12.30pm for Under 13s
 Saturday March 2nd at Lloyd Park Croydon    1pm start for seniors, 12 noon
 for Under 15s and Under 17s, 12.30pm for Under 13s 

 Both take place on Saturday 5th January, the Surreys at Lloyd Park, Croydon
 and the Middlesex at Horsenden Hill. There are races for all age groups  but
 entry in advance is required. Contact the Captains / Team Managers if you
 want to run.

 Many thanks go to Lexi Godfrey assisted by Michele and Andy for an enjoyable
 Christmas do. The draw for our three guaranteed entry spots for the 2019
 London Marathon was won by William Griffin, Ian Grange and Ed Perry.
 Congratulations to them…get training boys!

 We now have a new supplier for our club singlets, men’s and women’s. This is
 iProsports. Visit their website here:.   
 Coats, fleeces and long and short sleeved T-shirts are still available from
 our former supplier AlleyCatz, and most items are still offered at a 40%
 discount to clear. Take a look here:.

 Fiona Ford writes:
 “I'm currently studying a Masters in Applied Sports Nutrition and part of
 our Anthropometry module requires assessing body composition using a range
 of measures, including skinfolds. I require another seven volunteers to be
 measured this week to gain an ISAK Level 2 qualification. The International
 Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) has developed
 international standards for anthropometric assessment and an international
 anthropometry accreditation scheme. 

 The process that volunteers are required to undertake involves different
 sites of the body being measured with skinfold callipers - triceps,
 subscapular, biceps, abdominal, thigh, calf, iliac crest. Knowing your body
 composition can also help if you want to see the effect of different types
 of training, nutritional interventions or lifestyle factors on body fat and
 muscle mass levels. 

 Volunteers are required to wear swim or gym wear while having the skinfolds
 measurements taken, shorts or trunks for men and shorts and running top for
 women. The process takes 30 minutes and subjects receive their body
 composition assessment report after the assessment.

 I will be at St Mary's University in Twickenham this week conducting body
 composition measuring on Friday 21/12 alternatively we could arrange a body
 composition skinfold measurement session in the evening at a convenient
 time. Please contact me to arrange an individual time this week. Email:

 I look forward to hearing from you if you would like to be involved!” 

 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 29th December   Henty Relay – our Christmas fun relay, all welcome.
 12 noon start, register at the clubhouse by 11.30am. 

 Saturday 5th January         Surrey County XC Championships at Lloyd Park 
                                           and Middlesex County XC
 Championships at  Horsenden Hill
                                           All age groups. Pre-entry
 required. Contact the Captains if you want to run.

 Saturday 12th January       Surrey XC League (men) on Mitcham Common. All
 junior age groups at 2pm, seniors at 2.30pm

 Saturday 19th January       Bank of England inter-club in Richmond Park
 (Roehampton Gate) incl Hec Petersen Trophy v Ealing SM. 2.30pm start,
 register on the day

 Saturday 26th January      South of England XC Championships at Parliament
 Hill. Women at 2.05pm (includes club women’s champs), men at 2.50pm 
                                           All age groups. Pre-entry
 required. Contact the Captains if you want to run

 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

 December in Richmond Park
 Including Wynne Cup club championship

 Ben Anderson was in a class of his own, running away from the field and
 coming home almost two and a half minutes clear of SLH’s Gary Laybourne.
 Phil Killingley writes: “ Ben reigned supreme with a time of 41:51, coming
 back to the kind of form with which he graced the Surrey League the year we
 came third.” 

 In third and fourth places today Pat Wright and Marc Leyshon ran sub-45 and
 Graham Brook made it four of the first five home for Ranelagh. M50 Peter
 Haarer was next in, the first vet of any description, then came James Graham
 and the second vet Jonathan Moore. Leading woman in 17th place was Holly
 McGuigan, chased by Peter Haarer’s niece Natalie who was, however, competing
 as a guest. Squeezed between those two there was another great run by M60
 David Wright, completing his 175th mob match. Fanny Vein and Adrienne
 Baddeley also finished before the leading SLH woman, and new member Jessica
 Busen-Smith was not far behind.   

 Phil adds: “The match was mercifully far less close than against Thames a
 few weeks earlier, with the blue and amber winning by 340 to SLH's 693. 
 Great effort! We outnumbered them easily, with around 60 to their 24. Hobble

 The race incorporated the club championship for the magnificent Wynne Cup
 and of course the trophy will go to Ben Anderson. Pat Wright and Marc
 Leyshon will take the silver and bronze medals.  

 Very comfortable winner of the sealed handicap was Alex Fordham with a net
 time of 33.53. He was some two and a half minutes ahead of Dave Powell, 
 with Graham Brook in third place.

 FULHAM 10km  Sunday 18th November
 A course advertised as the flattest in London helped Joe Gomes and Tom
 Fairbrother to duck inside 35 minutes – and in Joe’s case to go close to 34.

 1   M Lonsdale (Crook)        32.22
 10  Joe Gomes                 34.05
 18  Tom Fairbrother           34.58     

 BRITISH ATHLETICS CROSS CHALLENGE  Saturday 24th November at Liverpool
 Senior Women
 1   C Arter (Cardiff)         26.10
 99  Becky Curtis-Hall         32.56 
 NICE WORK BUSHY PARK CHRISTMAS 10km  Sunday 25th November
 Adrienne Baddeley took third place in the women’s race.

 1   T Haughian (Stragglers    33.45
 13  C Heriot (unatt)          40.11  (1st woman)
 20  Adrienne Baddeley         41.22
 48  Rachel Revett             47.23
 61  Jon Lear                  49.28
 217 Sue Lear                  67.41               

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km  Friday 30th November in Hyde Park
 1   T Bowerman (AFD)          15.56
 13  Ian Kenton                16.50
 137 Steve Aikin               21.06
 201 Matt Aikin                23.29
 221 Carol Aikin               24.50    

 SELF-TRANSCENDENCE GRIZZLY BEAR 10km  Saturday 1st December in Battersea
 1   J Earl (Herc Wimb)        31.52
 138 Steve Butcher             54.21

 VALENCIA MARATHON  Sunday 2nd December at Valencia, Italy
 Sub 2:40 for Tom Fairbrother.

 1   L Aleme (Ethiopia)        2:04.31  (chip time 2:04.31)
 268 Tom Fairbrother           2:39.13  (2:39.04)  

 PUTNEY RIVERSIDE 10km  Sunday 2nd December
 1   L Tharme (QPH)            38.41  (chip time  38.38)
 270 Victoria Orme             65.05  (64.34)

 HOG’S BACK 11.4km  Sunday 2nd December at Guildford
 1   G Dollner (G&G)           39.03
 12  E Harrison (G&G)          44.13  (1st woman)
 138 Alun Thomas               52.09
 394 Melanie Thomas            61.11
 439 Carol Aikin               62.43
 656 Colette Doran             69.28
 880 David Meaden              69.56
 899 Alan Meaden               81.28            

 PERIVALE 5 miles  Sunday 2nd December
 1   J Poole (Serp)            24.58
 51  Alex Ring                 32.33
 Horspath, Oxford
 Suzy Whatmough, Alice Patterson and Izzy Atkins earned county vests.

 Senior Women
 1   H Viner (Middx)           22.27
 38  Suzy Whatmough (Surrey)   24.58

 Under 20 Women
 1   K O’Neill (Essex)         23.02
 27  Alice Patterson (Middx)   26.16

 Under 17 Women
 1   T Wilson (Beds)           17.38
 38  Izzy Atkins (Middx)       24.58

 SOUTH OF ENGLAND MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 8th December at Horspath,
 Men 55-59
 1   A Howey (Tunbridge W)     34.26
 35  Marcus Atkins             42.30
 SINGAPORE HALF MARATHON  Saturday 8th December
 Nick Impey, now resident in Singapore, won the local Half Marathon by the
 margin of 100 metres.

 1   Nick Impey                1:14.17 

 OSTERLEY PARK 10km  Saturday 8th December
 Joe Gomes took 2nd place.

 1   S Farmer (Fulham)         34.27  (chip time 34.27)
 2   Joe Gomes                 34.41  (34.41) 
 34  Alex Ring                 41.32  (41.30)
 122 Richard Pender            46.55  (46.50)
 123 Richard Gurd              47.00  (46.50)
 247 Louise Piears             52.16  (51.53)
 389 John Herriott             57.51  (56.40)
 390 Nadia Khaldoune           57.51  (56.41)    

 SECOND SUNDAY 5 miles  Sunday 9th December on Wimbledon Common
 1   M Gallagher (Wim W)       30.59
 13  L Thompson (Fulham)       33.31  (1st woman)
 40  Suzy Whatmough            38.10 

 SOUTH OF THE THAMES 7.5 MILES CHAMPIONSHIP  Saturday 15th December at
 Beckenham Place Park. 
 1   L Reid (Ton)              41.42
 48  Marie Synnott-Wells       55.00 

 5KS OF CHRISTMAS   Saturday 15th December at Battersea Park
 Race C
 1   J McBride (Lon H)         19.49
 3   Matthew Roberts           20.07

 Race F
 1   P Green (Clapham)         17.37
 18  Vaughan Ramsay            19.02 

 Race G
 1   D Hall (London C)         16.56
 12  David Ready               17.47

 Race H
  1   C Mason (West 4)          16.28
  6   James Riley               16.52
14   Dave Lawley               17.18 

 HOLLY RUNS   Sunday 16th December at Reigate
 Senior Men
 1   A Masson (Dorking & MV)   33.37
 7   Pat Wright                36.12

 parkrun results...
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 the “Previously” link at the bottom of the parkrun screen to access previous
 weeks’ results.     

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