Newsdesk 2019

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 540           9th January 2019
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  


 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *  Freya Thomson, Alice Patterson and Jenny Silva win the Middlesex U20 team
 *  Freya and Alice win individual gold and silver 
 *  Izzy Atkins finishes 4th in the Middlesex U17 race
 *  Gill Sanders, Suzy Whatmough, Holly McGuigan and Laura Blazey win Surrey
     women’s team bronzes
 *  Ben Anderson finishes 12th in the Surrey men’s championship
 *  Amelie Hunton wins Boxing Day Cabbage Patch 4 miles
 *  Vets awards in the New Year’s Day 10km
 *  Ed Perry, Andy Hayward and James Ricketts win the Henty Relay
 *  Fastest Henty times from Ed Perry and Holly McGuigan 
 *  Men’s Surrey League this Saturday
 *  Date change for women’s Surrey League

 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  

 As mentioned above, the next men’s Surrey League race is this Saturday,
 January 12th on Mitcham Common. The junior race is at 2pm and the seniors at
 2.30pm. Race HQ is the The Mill House Ecology Centre on Mitcham Common.
 Men’s Captain Phil Killingley writes:
 “This is a big match for Ranelagh - we need to make up lots of ground to
 escape the relegation zone (places 8 and 9). Standings are here: 
 The B team has a chance to move up the table from current 5th place. 3rd is
 still feasible. The first ten runners home form the A team and the next ten
 are the B team, but all runners are welcome.
 TEAM TRAIN. I will be on the 12.33 from Clapham Junction, arriving Wimbledon
 12.40 then changing onto the Tramlink to Mitcham Junction from where it’s a
 10min jog.” 
 For those travelling by car, parking close to the start is difficult but
 there is usually space available in some of the side roads away from the
 common. Location map:. 

 MATCH v BANK OF ENGLAND and others  Saturday 19th January in Richmond Park
 A chance to race over some bits of the Park that we don’t usually see. The
 Bank’s 5 miles course starts and finishes just inside Roehampton Gate. Start
 time is 2.30pm. Changing and showering and teas are available at the Bank’s
 sports ground a short walk outside the gate in Bank Lane. All are welcome,
 register on the day. The race includes the Hec Petersen Trophy between
 ourselves and Ealing, Southall and Middlesex. We are the holders. 

 Parliament Hill.  
 Entries are already closed….good luck to those taking part! The race
 incorporates our club women’s championship.

 Don’t forget our two road races – the Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon on
 Sunday 5th May and the Ranelagh Richmond 10km on Sunday 16th June. Entries
 for the Half Marathon are already coming in:
 https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/RichmondHalfMarathon2019. We’ll
 need plenty of marshals as well as runners, so make a note of the dates.

 Alex Ring writes:
 “We are looking to update and improve the websites for the forthcoming
 Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon and 10k, to help promote the events and
 maximise entries. Do you have website graphic design skills and are you
 willing and able to offer some help and advice with imagery and logos? If
 so, please contact Alex Ring at alexr@sky.com”.
 We now have a new supplier for our club singlets, men’s and women’s. This is
 iProsports. Details and orders:.   
 Please note that other kit is no longer available from our former supplier
 AlleyCatz. WATCH THIS SPACE for news of a clearance sale where all surplus
 kit will be going for a song.   

 Sad to relate that for a variety of reasons the very popular Cabbage Patch
 10 miles race in Twickenham in October has been discontinued. 

 David Symons writes:
 “Here at Thames we've a couple of events coming up which we thought would be
 of interest to Ranelagh members.

 1.  The Dash For The Splash - 24 February 2019.  Our popular 'brook-themed'
 10k is back for a sixth time.  We'd love to have a good turnout from
 Ranelagh and there's a good team prize up for grabs this year as well.  Full details and entries:.

 2.  A reminder that we run a monthly ‘Second Sunday 5 race’ from our
 clubhouse.  It's proving to be a popular event and last month we had around
 120 runners.  It's just £4 for club members to enter and is a nice low key
 event - to do on its own or for a bit of fast paced running as part of those
 marathon long runs.  Full details:.  Our next
 runs are on 13 January, 10 February, 10 March and 14 April.”

 Peter Wedderburn writes:
 “We have two races scheduled for 2019 which we think may be of interest to
 Ranelagh club members and we are pleased to offer a £3 entry discount to
 each race.
 The Quicksilver Hampton Court Half Marathon on Sunday 17th February.
 Discount code HCHMCLUB3. Details:.

 The Royal Borough of Kingston Spring Raceday on Sunday 31st March. 8 or 16
 miles options. Discount Code KSRDCLUB3. Details:.” 

 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 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. Entries closed.

 Saturday 9th February       Surrey Leagues – women in Richmond Park
 (Kingston end) at 11am, men at Lloyd Park, Croydon at 3pm. 

 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

 SURREY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS   Saturday 5th January at Lloyd Park,
 Ed Perry reports from the Surrey men’s race: 
 “On a weekend that was forecast to be sub-zero, and also falling just before
 the crunch Surrey League fixture next weekend only two of us from Ranelagh
 made it to a surprisingly firm Lloyd Park. Ben Anderson mixed it with the
 leaders up to 7th at one stage and eventually came it a fantastic 12th. And
 I managed to sneak into the top 90 despite a shoelace malfunction after two
 laps. The last time I ran at Lloyd Park was as a 16 year old in the U17
 Surrey Champs and the memories of the mud-bath that year still haunt me, so
 with milder temperatures and dry ground underfoot we got off lightly this
 time round. Many thanks to Alan Hedger for looking after the numbers and
 gear and for providing both exuberant support and post-race coffee! Here’s
 to next weekend!”

 Senior Men
 1    John Sanderson (G&G)     38.03      
 12   Ben Anderson             40.01      
 88   Ed Perry                 46.27    

 This run should put Ben on the verge of making the Surrey team for the
 Inter-Counties at Loughborough on March 9th. 

 The women’s race was a closely-fought affair with the two leaders crossing
 the line together and Gill Sanders finishing an excellent 4th only 12
 seconds behind. This would certainly earn Gill a run in the Inter-Counties
 if she is in the country at that time. Just a couple of minutes behind Gill
 came Suzy Whatmough, improving week by week and taking 16th place. Next came
 another improver, Holly McGuigan in 27th, and closing the team Laura Blazey
 in 33rd place. Backing up were Becky Curtis-Hall, Alice Littler and Marie
 Synnott-Wells. The team race was four to count and Gill, Suzy, Holly and
 Laura were delighted to come away with the bronze medals.    

 Senior Women
 1    Isabel Brinsden (E&E)    29.16      
 2    Molly Renfer (High)      29.16      
 3    Laura Gent (AFD)         29.24      
 4    Gill Sanders (Rane)      29.28    
 16   Suzy Whatmough           31.25      
 27   Holly McGuigan           32.30    
 33   Laura Blazey             33.20      
 49   Becky Curtis-Hall        35.19    
 72   Alice Littler            37.08      
 74   Marie Synnott-Wells      37.25    

 Teams (4 to score):
 1    Aldershot F&D            41       
 2    Thames Hare and Hounds   65       
 3    Ranelagh Harriers        80       
 MIDDLESEX CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS   Saturday 5th January at Horsenden
 Phil Killingley writes:
 “In the Middlesex champs the undoubted star team were the U20 ladies with
 Freya Thomson and Alice Patterson getting 1st and 2nd, and Jenny Silva
 completing the first placed team in 9th. Freya – last year’s U17 champion -
 really dominated her race, finishing over two minutes clear. 

 Alice’s brother Jacob was a swift 15th in the U17 men. In the men’s race we
 were led home by a visiting Nick Impey in 13th. Ted Mockett, Mark Herbert
 and Marcus Atkins also ran. Izzy Atkins was 4th in the U17s and we had some
 good runs too in the senior ladies led by Becky Northmore.” 

 Senior Men
 1    Phillip Crout (Shaft)    38.18      
 13   Nick Impey (Rane)        40.45      
 56   Ted Mockett              45.21    
 64   Mark Herbert             46.12      
 141  Marcus Atkins            54.28    
 Men Under 17                                              
 1    Mohamed Ali (ES&M)       18.50     
 15   Jacob Patterson (Rane)   22.03    

 Senior Women
 1    Rebecca Piggott (Lon H)  30.18      
 43   Rebecca Northmore (Rane) 36.45      
 55   Marianne Malam           38.13    
 58   Lara Werrett             38.25    
 76   Ann Kearey               40.43    

 Teams (4 to score):
 1    London Heathside          23
 13   Ranelagh H               232  

 Under 20 Women 
 1    Freya Thomson (Rane)     22.50     
 2    Alice Patterson          25.07     
 9    Jenny Silva              28.25     
 Teams (3 to Score)
 1    Ranelagh H                12                    
 2    Ealing, Southall & Middx  17                    
 Under 17 Women                                                         
 1   Yasmin Marghini (HHH)     22.34     
 4   Isobel Atkins (Rane)      23.55 

 HENTY RELAY  Saturday 29th December 12 noon start in Richmond Park
 There was a slightly disappointing turnout for this year’s Henty, with only
 seven teams on the starting line. It was cold but running conditions were
 good. The race consists of six laps of Sidmouth Wood, the first at 1.32
 miles being slightly shorter than the rest which are 1.38 miles. Each team
 contains one “fast” runner, one “medium” and one “slow”, though those
 definitions are elastic as you can imagine. The fast runner in each team has
 to cover three laps, the medium takes two and the slow runs just one. The
 laps can be run in any order, though the most popular is usually FMFSMF.
 Ken’s box of tricks does its best to produce balanced teams and away they
 Ed Perry’s team defied convention by putting their “medium” in to bat first,
 and Andy Hayward duly found himself bringing up the rear. Marco Perinelli
 meanwhile led the field home half a minute clear of Holly McGuigan. Finlay
 Sinclair led out for Team Sinclair in 3rd place. Ed Perry took over from
 Andy and wasted no time in storming through the field. He made it as far as
 second place but Marcus Gohar for Marco’s team held on to the lead by a
 whisker. Vaughan Ramsay advanced his team to third place

 On stage three Ed’s team again ignored common practice by putting out their
 “slow” runner, young James Ricketts. James ran very well with the fastest
 finish of the day to lose only one place. Marco kept his team in front and
 Wiebke Kortum moved up to second. Stage four saw Ed establishing a very
 clear lead with Finlay now in second place and Deborah Blakemore for Marco’s
 team third. Vaughan Ramsay set off for his team but covered only a few
 metres before his calf went. His team mates Hannah Perry and Katie Walton
 both gallantly volunteered to run an extra lap to complete the team. 

 Thereafter it was plain sailing for Ed’s team as Andy and then Ed himself
 cruised round to victory by more than a minute and a half. Marcus and Marco
 clawed their way back to second place and Team Sinclair finished third.

 Adjusting times for the shorter first lap, Ed Perry’s 7.39 on stage 2 was
 the fastest of the day and he filled second and third paces as well. Marco
 Perinelli provided the next three. 

 Holly McGuigan’s 8.24 on lap one was the fastest women’s time ahead of
 Wiebke Kortum on 9.07. Fastest “medium” was John Ricketts who  ran 10.05 on
 stage five, and fastest “slow” was a tie between Isla Sinclair and Jo
 Sinton-Hewitt who both ran 12.32 on lap three.  

     1st Team                              
 7  Andy Hayward             11.04   11.04
 2  Ed Perry                  7.39   18.43
 3  James Ricketts           12.37   31.20
 1  Ed Perry                  7.46   39.06
 1  Andy Hayward             11.42   50.48
 1  Ed Perry                  8.04   58.52
    2nd Team                              
 1  Marco Perinelli           7.54    7.54
 1  Marcus Gohar             10.43   18.37
 1  Marco Perinelli           8.23   27.00
 3  Deborah Blakemore        14.04   41.04
 2  Marcus Gohar             10.57   52.01
 2  Marco Perinelli           8.29   60.30
     3rd Team 
 3  Finlay Sinclair           8.31    8.31
 4  Eilidh Sinclair          10.37   19.08
 4  Isla Sinclair            12.32   31.40
 2  Finlay Sinclair           9.17   40.57
 3  Eilidh Sinclair          11.41   52.38
 3  Finlay Sinclair           9.30   62.08
     4th Team                              
 5  Kayleigh Spencer-Dawson   9.36    9.36
 5  John Ricketts            10.13   19.49
 5  Joanne Sinton-Hewitt     12.32   32.21
 4  Kayleigh Spencer-Dawson  10.28   42.49
 4  John Ricketts            10.05   52.54
 4  Kayleigh Spencer-Dawson  10.40   63.34
     5th Team                              
 5  Wiebke Kortum             9.07    9.07
 6  Chris Read               11.54   20.51
 2  Wiebke Kortum             9.48   30.39
 5  Fabio Gohar              12.58   43.37
 5  Chris Read               12.31   56.08
 5  Wiebke Kortum            10.00   66.08
     6th Team                              
 2  Holly McGuigan            8.24    8.24
 7  Lorna Smith              13.08   21.32
 7  Michele Gibson           13.29   35.01
 6  Holly McGuigan            9.15   44.16
 6  Lorna Smith              13.20   57.36
 6  Holly McGuigan            9.09   66.45
     7th Team                              
 6  Hannah Perry             10.13   10.13
 3  Vaughan Ramsay            8.36   18.49
 6  Katie Walton             14.24   33.13
 7  Hannah Perry   *         12.00   46.07
 7  Katie Walton             15.46   61.53
 7  Hannah Perry             11.47   73.40
   * Vaughan Ramsay started but pulled up injured. 
     He was replaced by Hannah Perry who started at 34.07

 RUN THROUGH OLYMPIC PARK CHASE THE MOON 10km  Wednesday 12th December
 1   J McDowell (Vegan)        34.22  
 215 Roger Wallace             57.03

 RUN THROUGH OLYMPIC PARK 10km  Sunday 16th December
 1   J Vis (Sale)              32.38
 92  Rachel Revett             45.54  
 269 Roger Wallace             55.03

 RUN THROUGH GREENWICH PARK 10km  Saturday 22nd December
 1   A McCaskill (unatt)       34.16
 217 Roger Wallace             55.12

 CABBAGE PATCH BOXING DAY 4 miles  Wednesday 26th December
 Amelie Hunton was the leading woman in an excellent 17th overall. 

 1   O Garner (Strag)          21.54
 14  Paul Sinton-Hewitt        24.49
 17  Amelie Hunton             26.13
 24  Steve Aikin               27.30
 31  Matt Aikin                28.50
 56  Carol Aikin               32.01 

 LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 5km  Friday 28th December in Hyde Park
 1   J Poole (Serp)            15.08
 111 Steve Aikin               20.46
 139 Matt Aikin                22.00
 176 Carol Aikin               24.52
 205 Alan Davidson             29.00        

 NEW YEAR’S DAY 10km  Monday 1st January in Hyde Park
 Our small contingent of five runners all fared well in their respective age
 groups: Pete Warren was 1st M75, Marie Synnott-Wells 2nd W50, Mick Lane 3rd
 M55, Alan Davidson 3rd M70 and Stewart Anderson 6th M50.  

 1   J Cornish (Herc Wimb)     30.53
 83  Mick Lane (Rane)          40.04
 107 Stewart Anderson          41.38
 147 Marie Synnott-Wells       44.06
 414 Peter Warren              60.14
 426 Alan Davidson             61.57                  

 TADWORTH 10 miles  Sunday 6th January
 1   A McCaskill (unatt)       56.48  (chip time 56.48)
 222 Bruce McLaren (Rane)      80.54  (80.51)
 417 Carol Aikin               92.17  (91.58)
 426 Sally Bamford             92.40  (91.20)
 549 Colette Doran            101.03  (100.43)   

 RICHMOND PARK NEW YEAR 10km  Sunday 6th January
 1   C Vernon (unatt)          36.00
 101 Neil Preskett             51.48 

 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.     

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