Newsdesk 2019

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 543          21st February 2019
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *  Ranelagh women finish 7th in the Surrey League race, men finish 8th
 *  Overall, the women are 5th with one race to go, the men are 8th (and
     relegated) with all races completed  
 *  Cordelia Parker and Ralph Street lead our teams.
 *  National Championships at Leeds this Saturday
 *  Final Surrey Ladies League at Lloyd Park on Saturday March 2nd
 *  Mob Match v Blackheath and Bromley on Sunday March 3rd 
 *  Trophy Holders – please return them to Ted Mockett as soon as possible
 *  Social Media editors and moderators needed
 *  Kit sale still on

 Entries are closed. Good luck to all those making the long trek north.

 Our final mob match of this season is away to Blackheath and Bromley H&AC on
 their 7.5 miles course at Hayes, Kent. At our opponents’ request it will be
 held on Sunday morning 3rd March starting at 11am, rather than the usual
 Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately this is the day after the rescheduled
 final women’s Surrey League race.  
 The course lives up to the tile “cross-country” as it’s actually in the
 country, and scenic country at that. It's multi-terrain  with a few sections
 of road near the end, so trail shoes are preferable to  spikes.  As ever, we
 need all the runners we can get. The more runners we have, the better our
 chances of retaining the Pelling Ratcliff Cup. Register on the day. There is
 a car pool available, details here:. 
 PLEASE NOTE that the usual Blackheath HQ is not being used for this race. Go
 instead to the Met Police sports ground at The Warren, Croydon Road, Hayes
 BR2 7AL.Parking is available and it’s just under a mile from Hayes Station.
 It’s a short jog from The Warren to the start. The course is the usual one
 but with some variation in the closing stages.  

 If you are a late arrival there is limited parking near the start.  

 The men’s League has finished but the women still have one to go. It’s on
 Saturday March 2nd at Lloyd Park Croydon.  1pm start for seniors, 12 noon
 for Under 15s and Under 17s, 12.30pm for Under 13s. Details:.  

 The club junior championships for the Lotinga Cup and the Camilla Cup take
 place on Saturday 30th March in Richmond Park over a 2.5 miles / 4km course.
 Start time is 3pm and all under 20s are welcome. Register on the day at the
 clubhouse or at the start. One week later we have the last club handicap of
 the season, the 3 miles road race for the Baker Cup. Again, all juniors are
 welcome and the Jack Ellicock Trophy goes to the first under 18 to finish. 

 If you are the current holder of any of the club’s trophies can you please
 arrange to return it (POLISHED PLEASE!) to our Trophies Steward Ted Mockett
 as soon as possible. We need to gather in all the trophies and get them
 engraved with their new holder’s name before the prize-giving evening at the
 Roebuck on April 6th. That sounds a long way ahead, but we have a lot of
 trophies to process, so please don’t delay. If you have a small trophy you
 can leave it in the clubhouse safe (but be sure to let Ted know it is
 there!) For the larger trophies, contact Ted to make arrangements. His email
 is tedmockett@hotmail.com.  

 Looking forward to 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:  Details:. We’ll
 need plenty of marshals as well as runners, so make a note of the dates. The
 10k is also now open for entries. Here's the link:.  

 Ed Perry writes:
 “We are looking to build our presence on Social Media to help build
 community within the club, raise awareness of who we are for those
 interested, and promote races. I'm looking to pull together a team from
 across the club to help moderate and produce content that represents
 everything we do. If you'd like to help please drop me an email on

 In the meantime do give us a like or a follow:
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ranelaghharriers/
 Twitter: https://twitter.com/RanelaghHarrier
 Instagram: @ranelaghharriers

 The following kit items are still available for purchase at just £10:
 Men’s Long Sleeve Tops                                larger sizes
 Men’s Short Sleeve Tops                               limited items
 Ladies’ Fleeces Sizes 8 & 10                         good availability
 Ladies’ Fleeces Sizes 12 and 14                   some availability
 Ladies’ Long/Short Sleeve Tops                    all sizes still available

 The following sizes of Ranelagh Vests are available for a very modest £5:
 Boys’ vests ages 7-8 and 9-10                      good availability
 Ladies’ vests larger sizes                               good availability

 All these kit items are on display at the club house. If you can’t make it
 to the club house on a Tuesday then contact Marianne Malam at
 mailto:marianne.malam.flp@gmail.com and she will sort you out. We also plan
 to have the remaining kit on display at the clubhouse for the Clutton Cup on
 Saturday 2 March and the Baker Cup Supper on Saturday 6 April.

 Our new supplier for club singlets, men’s and women’s. is iProsports.
 Details and orders:
 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 23rd February    National Cross-Country Championships at Leeds.

 Saturday 2nd March          Surrey Ladies League Division 1 at Lloyd Park,
 Croydon. Juniors from 12 noon, senior women at 1pm.

 Sunday 3rd March            Mob Match v Blackheath & Bromley HAC for the
 Pelling Ratcliff Cup at Hayes, Kent. 11am start.  

 Saturday 9th March          Ranelagh Cup Schools Race in Richmond Park.
 2.30pm start.

 Saturday 16th March        Clutton Cup 10 miles handicap in Richmond Park.
 2pm start. All welcome, register on the day.

 5km parkruns every Saturday at 9am and 2km junior parkruns weekly or monthly
 on Sundays.
 Venues, more details and registration at<a/
href=" http://www.parkrun.co>/www.parkrun.co</a>m or
href=" http://www.parkrun.org.uk/events/juniorevents">/www.parkrun.org.uk/events/juniorevents</a>/. 

 Richmond Park
 We were back to the longer 5 miles distance for this Surrey Ladies League
 race. Owing to the loss of the scheduled venue for the previous event this
 was only the third race of the four League events, with the remaining
 fixture being re-scheduled for March 2nd. The course today was in Richmond
 Park, but not in the parts we usually frequent. The start was close to the
 car park at the top of Broomfield Hill  (better known by Ranelagh Harriers
 of years gone by as Test Hill). Two large laps around Isabella Plantation
 sufficed to make up the required distance. Conditions were mild and dry.  

 Division 1 and Division 2 races were held separately, with over 400 runners
 altogether taking part. In the Division 1 event Cordelia Parker led our team
 all the way and finished just inside the first dozen. Suzy Whatmough
 narrowly missed her best League performance of the year in 22nd spot and
 then came 17 year-old Izzy Atkins, opting to run in the Senior race and
 showing great strength to hang on for 35th place. Laura Blazey was close
 behind, and the team was closed in by Estelle Damant who had been burning
 the midnight oil to complete her PhD thesis. We finished 7th on the day and
 remain in 5th overall, though there are several clubs within striking

 Our B team comprised Alice Forbes, Rebecca Northmore, Bonnie Morgan, Alice
 Littler and Marianne Malam  and they also finished 7th but stand one place
 higher than the A team in 4th overall. Backing up were Marie Synnott-Wells,
 Anna Reichwald, Ria Woodfield, Clare Day and Karen Harbert. In the combined
 U17/U15 race Emily Coulson ran well, just outside the top half of the

 1   Stacey Ward (HHH)         31.08      
 2   Isabel Brinsden (E&E)     31.26      
 3   Katy Hedgethorne  (TH&H)  31.48      
 12  Cordelia Parker (Rane)    33.57      
 22  Suzy Whatmough            34.46      
 35  Izzy Atkins               35.55     
 39  Laura Blazey              36.04      
 47  Estelle Damant            36.35    
 77  Alice Forbes              38.01      
 98  Rebecca Northmore         39.17     
 114 Bonnie Morgan             40.27    
 126 Alice Littler             41.02      
 132 Marianne Malam            41.38    
 142 Marie Synnott-Wells       42.31    
 178 Anna Reichwald            46.22    
 184 Ria Woodfield             47.05      
 189 Clare Day                 47.40    
 195 Karen Harbert             49.32 

 Teams (5 to score) – A teams only
 Overall after three races – A teams only
  1  Herne Hill H               41        1  Thames H&H               252  
  2  Thames H&H                 93        2  Herne Hill H             293  
  3  Hercules Wimbledon AC     107        3  Clapham Chasers          425  
  4  Fulham RC                 129        4  Hercules Wimbledon AC    445  
  5  Clapham Chasers           143        5  Ranelagh H               467  
  6  South London H            149        6  Fulham RC                486  
  7  Ranelagh H                155        7  South London H           508
  8  Belgrave H                174        8  Belgrave H               526 
  9  Kent AC                   186        9  Kent AC                  715
 10  Epsom & Ewell AC          323       10  Guildford & Godalming AC 786
 11  Dulwich R                 328       11  Epsom & Ewell AC         811  
 12  Guildford & Godalming AC  363       12  Dulwich R                980
 13  Reigate Priory AC         414       13  Reigate Priory AC        993  
 14  West 4 H                  456       14  West 4 H                1395     
 15  Advent Runners            503       15  Advent Runners          1741

 B teams
 1   Herne Hill H              264        1   Herne Hill H            938
 2   Clapham Chasers           350        2   Clapham Chasers        1051
 3   Hercules Wimbledon AC     396        3   Thames H&H             1148
 4   Fulham RC                 396        4   Ranelagh H             1428 
 5   Thames H&H                439        5   Fulham RC              1454
 6   Dulwich R                 532        6   South London H         1473 
 7   Ranelagh H                547        7   Dulwich R              1631  

 Under 17s
 1   Sophie Hoare (Clapham)    16.44
 39  Emily Coulson (Ranelagh)  20.11          
 START FITNESS SURREY LEAGUE (MEN) DIVISION 1  Saturday 9th February at Lloyd
 Park, Croydon
 Pheidippides reports:
 "The course at Lloyd Park for the most part provided long sections of firm
 grassland, but the organisers made sure that we were not cheated of a
 delicious range of mud to satisfy the connoisseur: sticky toffee pudding,
 rice pudding, semolina, Eton Mess, the sort that has been in the fridge for
 far too long and gone off, and et cetera.  There was no realistic chance of
 staying up in Division One but, even so, a dense pack of blue assembled on
 the start-line and everyone gave it their all.  Ralph Street made a very
 welcome return to Ranelagh, leading the team home in eighteenth.  There was
 a gap after him but then some fairly good packing between Ian Kenton in 70th
 and James Riley in 83rd. Anchorman was Dave Lawley in 115th.  We finished a
 consistent eighth as a team and eighth overall, meaning relegation, but
 there were silver linings.  Captain Phil completed his fiftieth scoring
 appearance for Ranelagh in a Surrey League (an impressive feat to have
 achieved before the age of forty), and Peter Haarer seems to have bagged the
 individual V50 title.  Wonderful support was provided round the course by
 the agile Gordon Whitson plus Steve & Sonia Rowland, Ken Powley, and Alan
 Hedger who provided much needed ‘coffee plus’ for the survivors."

 Phil Killingley adds:
 “All this was preceded by the junior race where U13 Felix proved that he can
 compete in the very different conditions from the dusty 24C Richmond Park
 course in October - his debut appearance. Half a mile from the finish he
 lost not one but both shoes but continued undaunted much to the amazement of
 spectators, spattering his captain with mud as he passed over the now
 redundant spikes. He had the audacity to complain about being beaten in a
 sprint finish too. Finlay Sinclair was not far behind, gaining towards the
 end, with his ‘two shoe’ approach. Great effort to both of you. 

 Then the B team - somewhat depleted as per fixture 3, we were missing the
 last five scorers so slipped to 8th place in the fixture. No doubt some of
 this may be the result of the sheer strength of Division 1. Division 2 is a
 gentler experience and I’ve no doubt the opportunity to pepper the field
 with our talent will bring out the numbers again. 

 Can I take this opportunity to restate Pheidippides’s thanks to all
 supporters? November’s deluge in particular must have been utterly grim, and
 Saturday wasn’t exactly benign with the malign combination of wind and
 rain.  And to all the runners who have sustained a sequence of 8 consecutive
 seasons at the top. Now for pastures new.” 

 1   John Sanderson (G&G)      26.28     
 2   Owen Hind (Kent)          26.36      
 3   John Gilbert (Kent)       26.41      
 18  Ralph Street (Ranelagh)   27.39      
 70  Ian Kenton                29.55      
 72  Phil Killingley           29.58      
 79  Peter Haarer              30.20    
 83  James Riley               30.27    
 91  Jackson Creegan           30.42      
 105 Ted Mockett               31.25    
 106 Richard Kimber            31.26      
 108 Jonathan Smith            31.29      
 115 Dave Lawley               31.42      
 119 Mark Herbert              31.59      
 124 Jordan Mungovan           32.14      
 155 John Shaw                 34.20    
 173 Eliott Wells              35.57    
 191 Marcus Atkins             37.14     

 Teams (10 to score)
 Final Overall after four races
 1   Hercules Wimbledon AC      198        1   Hercules Wimbledon AC     529
 2   Thames H%H                 287        2   Kent AC                   783
 3   Kent AC                    311        3   Thames H&H               1005 
 4   Herne Hill H               399        4   Guildford & Godalming AC 1340 
 5   South London H             417        5   Herne Hill H             1379
 6   Guildford & Godalming AC   517        6   South London H           1457
 7   Belgrave H                 534        7   Belgrave H               1525
 8   Ranelagh H                 622        8   Ranelagh H               1805 
 9   Striders of Croydon        810        9   Striders of Croydon      2462
 Young Athletes
 1   Ben Fitzpatrick (Walton)  13.38           
 85  Felix Allen (Ranelagh)    16.50           
 97  Finlay Sinclair           17.12           

 LONDON WINTER RUN 10km  Sunday 3rd February
 1     C Rainsford (Highgate)  31.23
 40    C Jacobs-Conradie (Lut) 35.48  (1st woman)
 3709  Margie Harrison         51.42
 3909  Clare Day               52.08
 4650  Andrew Brown            53.30
 5288  Jeremy Day              54.29
 6666  Lindsey Simmonds        56.38
 7272  Roger Wallace           57.32
 11779 Amy Cooper              64.20            

 1    K Kyreme (Shaft B)       1:11.44
 2641 Roger Wallace            2:06.15 

 1   J McDowell (Vegan)       33.14
 369 Roger Wallace            58.31

 RUNTHROUGH HYDE PARK 10k Saturday 16th February
 1   T Wright (Bexley)        33.24
 371 Roger Wallace            61.08

 HAMPTON COURT HALF MARATHON  Sunday 17th February   
 1    C Wright (Serp)         68.49  (chip time 68.46)
 32   Philippa Williams (Els) 79.38  (chip time 79.38  1st woman)
 46   Jonathan Moore (Rane)   80.34  (80.32)
 83   Peter Faull             83.57  (83.53)
 94   Michael Everard         84.34  (84.32)
 182  Matthew Williams        88.49  (88.44)
 186  James Ritchie           88.55  (87.04)
 240  Suzy Whatmough          90.10  (88.37)
 333  Ed Perry                93.39  (89.12)
 424  Alex Ring               96.17  (94.35)
 504  Neil Rae                98.30  (96.57)
 1748 Colette Doran          126.52 (122.07)
 2169 Verka Lafeuille        139.47 (130.21) 
 2169 Karima Graham          139.47 (130.21)
 2587 Deborah Blakemore      162.46 (147.56)  

 VALENTINE’S 10k  Sunday 17th February at Chessington
 1   D Evans (unatt)          30.53  (chip time 30.53)
 20  S Monk (G&G)             37.11  (37.07 - `1st woman)
 319 Jackie Dunkley (Rane)    62.33  (61.33)
 363 David Meaden             66.07  (65.04)
 367 Alan Meaden              66.41  (65.39)
 386 Annemarie Goodridge      68.50  (67.49)
 408 Katie Walton             76.00  (75.00)   

 BRAMLEY 20 miles  Sunday 17th February
 1   M Richards (Reading RR)  1:52.59  (chip time 1:52.59)
 68  Duncan Mallison (Rane)   2:16.39  (2:16.23) 

 RICHMOND HALF MARATHON  Sunday 17th February   
 1   G Longworth (Herc Wimb)  76.08
 530 Margie Harrison (Rane)  118.33  (1st over 60)

 parkrun results...
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