Newsdesk 2019

 RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 545           29th March 2019
 Editor: Steve Rowland
 mailto: sandsrowland@btinternet.com  

 HEADLINE NEWS                                                                     
 *  Subscriptions are due
 *  Mike Peace wins the Clutton Cup Handicap
 *  Fastest times by Graham Brook and Rebecca Northmore 
 *  The Judd School regains the Ranelagh Cup Schools Trophy
 *  Alice Patterson and Izzy Atkins represent Middlesex in the inter-Counties
 *  Ted Mockett wins the club 20 miles championship for the Spendlove Cup
 *  Jonathan Moore wins the Windsor Half Marathon
 *  Half Marathon season - vets placings by Adrienne Baddeley and Marie
 *  Ellis and Dysart Cups races this Saturday March 30th, to include the club
     junior championships 
 *  Baker Cup 3 miles road Handicap on April 6th
 *  Still time to book for our presentations evening on April 6th
 *  Trophy Holders – please return them to Ted Mockett urgently
 *  Social Media editors and moderators needed

 …are due on 1 April.  The rates have changed.  The new rates are as
 Seniors £50
 Under 20 or Student £20
 Family Membership £90
 Retired and Over 60 £25
 Second Claim £20
 Non-Running Member £10

 Payment may be made by Standing Order or Bank Transfer to:
 Sort code: 40-23-29
 Account number: 81109847
 Reference: your initial and name and SUBS – e.g. J SMITH SUBS 

 Those of you who pay by standing order will have to contact your bank to
 change the amount.  The club cannot do this for you.
 Alternatively you can leave a cheque for the Membership Secretary in a
 sealed envelope in the clubhouse or give cash to the Treasurer Chris Read or
 either of the Assistant Treasurers Deepa Sharma and John Herriot.

 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
 without delay. Time is now short! 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. Contact Ted to make arrangements. His
 email is tedmockett@hotmail.com.  

 This takes place on Saturday 6th April at the Roebuck on Richmond Hill,
 starting at 7pm. Book your place now – especially if you have a trophy to
 collect! The cost is £25 per head to include a welcoming glass of bubbly,
 free beer while stocks last and a buffet supper. There is a limit of 60, so
 don’t delay. RSVP to Michele Gibson – your glass of bubbly awaits you!
 Please contact Michele at micheleagibson@hotmail.com,  mobile:- 07703
 Cheques payable to Ranelagh Harriers and posted / handed to Ms Michele
 Gibson, c/o Baker Cup Supper, 79 Thames Side, Staines upon Thames, Middlesex
 TW18 2HF or leave in the clubhouse safe with the name Michele Gibson / Baker
 Cup on the envelope. 
 Cash payable to Michele Gibson at the Club on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. 
 BACS Payments - Ranelagh Harriers, Sort Code 401310, Account 12154501 Ref-
 Baker Cup & YOUR NAME

 Richmond Park 
 This is an inter-club race for the Ellis Cup (men) and the Dysart Cup
 (women) Start time is 3pm opposite Pembroke Lodge.. It’s two laps of our old
 League course, totalling about 5.55 miles. Stragglers are current holders of
 the Dysart Cup while we hold the men’s. All are welcome, register on the
 day. Details and map:. 
 If you’re not racing we need marshals of course. If you can help please contact
 Andy Bickerstaff at andy.bickerstaff@goodrunguide.co.uk.
 OUR CLUB JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS for the Lotinga Cup and the Camilla Cup also
 take place on Saturday 30th March. All under 20s are welcome. Register on
 the day at the clubhouse or at the start. The juniors will start at 3pm with
 the senior race but will finish after one lap (2.74m approx.). 

 BAKER CUP 3 miles road handicap  Saturday 6th April in Richmond Park
 As an appetiser for our presentations evening we have our shortest handicap
 of the year, the 3 miles road race for the Baker Cup. All are welcome.
 Please register on the day at the clubhouse and allow time to get across to
 the start which is close to White Lodge in the centre of the Park. Start
 time is 3pm. The Baker Cup goes to the winner and the first under 18 to
 finish will receive the Jack Ellicock Trophy.

 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. A new
 website has been set up for each race - ranelagh-half-marathon.co.uk and  ranelagh-10k.co.uk.
 Entries are coming in steadily so if you’re planning to run don’t wait too

 As ever, plenty of marshals are needed for the two road races above. If you
 helped last year we’ll be happy if you can take on the same job again. But
 in any case if you can help in any capacity please contact

 All under-18s are welcome. Dates and venues are shown below. Registration
 opens at 6.50pm for a 7.25pm start.
 Pre-registration is necessary and a parental consent form must be completed
 for any child taking part for the first time. 

 Thursday 25th April at the Hawker Centre
 Thursday 16th May at the Ranelagh Clubhouse
 Thursday 6th June at the Russell School, Petersham
 Thursday 27th June at the Hawker Centre
 Thursday 11th July at the Ranelagh Clubhouse
 Thursday 29th August at the Hawker Centre

 For registration and more details: 

 Our Grand Prix is to include only nine events this year, instead of the
 usual ten. This is because the Elmore 7m and the Elmbridge 10k are on the
 same weekend. The Elmore has consequently been dropped for this year both
 from our GP and from the Surrey Road League. The first event in the Grand
 Prix is the Thames Towpath 10 miles on Sunday 14th April. Unfortunately the
 entry limit of 750 has been reached and no further entries will be accepted.
 32 Ranelagh are amongst the crowd. More details about the Grand Prix,
 including the list of races here:. 

 Lincoln Blandford from St Mary’s Uni writes:
 “Get your movement patterns measured and find out the link to hamstring and
 low back injury risk. Combines state of the art biomechanics technology with
 clinical assessment techniques used in top flight English football.  
 What is required: 60 minutes of your time and one trip to the biomechanics
 lab in St Mary’s University. You will be asked to perform 10 jumps, 10 sit
 to stands and 10 small knee bends. We will identify if how you move may be
 linked to hamstring or low back injury risk and we can identify what would
 be an efficient strategy to limit this risk.” 

 Contact Lincoln Blandford for details here:

 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:
 Instagram: @ranelaghharriers 

 The following kit items are still available for purchase at just £10: They
 will be on display at the clubhouse on Baker Cup day (6th April). 
 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
 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 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 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 30th March        Inter-club race for the Dysart Cup (women) and
 the Ellis Cup (men) plus club junior championships. See above.

 Saturday 6th April            Baker Cup 3 miles road handicap. All welcome,
 register on the day. 3pm start.

 Sunday 14th April            Thames Towpath 10 miles  *GP race 1*  Details:.
 Entries closed.

 Sunday 28th April            London Marathon   *GP race 2*

 Sunday 5th May              Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon. See above. *GP
 race 3* 

 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

 CLUTTON CUP 10 miles handicap  Saturday 16th March in Richmond Park
 Tigger reports:
 “Not the Swansong Clutton.
 Food and beers, lost sleep with a midnight flood in the hotel bathroom and
 hacking through the rugby crowds Saturday morning (well lunchtime), not the
 best prep for 10 miles on the country. Oh and it was windy, really windy.
 Arriving relaxed and surprisingly early I was 4th on the start list. Not too
 surprised, it is the Clutton after all.
 Others soon drifted in lured by the promise of an easy (!) medal, even a
 possible win in the longest, invariably least well-attended, Ranelagh
 Confirmed promises of arrival at the start ensured numbers exceeded 20. We
 have seen fewer at the Clutton.
 The clock started seemingly a long time before the runners and a very long
 time before some of us (even longer for others).
 The wind was more noticeable as we chatted convivially, played cards and
 power napped awaiting our call. I was rudely awoken by the 5min warning,
 shed the warm layers, thankfully retaining the gloves, and set off after
 Alan’s countdown.
 Jogging off round the woods, down Queen’s Ride and round the Ballet School
 it felt comfortable. As we headed to the Pen Ponds the wind buffeted us
 backwards and made it much more challenging. As I passed a few early
 starters here and towards the end of the first lap hope began to grow. I
 might even finish in the frame - at least points if not top three.
 The second lap was tougher but encouragement from the few brave marshals and
 supporters gave me greater hope of a good finish and passing the early
 starters before the Ballet School on lap two gave renewed energy (to keep
 jogging at least).
 Thanks to everyone who helped, much appreciated, especially the handicapper
 who got it right! Well for me at least.
 The rest is history as they say. This year was my swansong Southern, under
 my running pseudonym (a PB for Vaughn), on the classic 9 miles of Parliament
 Hill. Also my swansong National in God’s own country, what a wonderful
 (sunny) weekend that was.
 NOT my swansong Clutton though - that’s my favourite handicap and at the
 right time of year”.

 Mike Peace was a very clear winner, over 8 minutes clear of second-placed Ed
 Forbes, with Graham Brook 100 metres down. New member Szymon Chojnacki was
 actually second across the line, but not knowing the Park he unfortunately
 wandered well off-course. The day’s fastest time was Graham Brook at 61.01,
 ahead of Peter Haarer on 62.47 and Mark Herbert on 64.36. Fastest woman was
 Becky Northmore on 77.10, with Marianne Malam on 79.54 and Anna Reichwald on

 RANELAGH CUP SCHOOLS RACE  Saturday 9th March in Richmond Park
 Continuing clashes with other schools events reduced the field to just 40
 runners this year, representing five schools. The Judd School’s winning
 sequence of four was ended last year by the Royal Grammar School Guildford,
 so Judd was out to reclaim the trophy. This they did in style, providing the
 first three home plus two more in the top six. There was a single point in
 it for second place, which went to Charterhouse ahead of RGS Guildford.
 Individual winner was Alexander Beeston, a member of the strong Tonbridge

 1   A Beeston (Judd)          21.42
 2   J Georgiadis (Judd)       21.48
 3   A Sandberg (Judd)         22.06 
 4   A McIntyre (RGS)          22.13
 5   D Seitab (Judd)           22.19
 6   A Thompson (Judd)         22.20
 7   T Richardson (Charter)    23.46
 8   A Dahilya (KCS Wimb)      24.16
 9   A Forsyth (RGS)           24.25
 10  M Mangat (Judd)           24.40
 1   A Shristova (Lancing)     30.39

 Teams (4 to score)
 1   The Judd School           11
 2   Charterhouse School       57
 3   RGS Guildford             58     

 INTER-COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIPS  Saturday 9th March at Loughborough
 We had two Ranelagh members representing Middlesex. In the women’s under 20
 race Alice Patterson finished 75th in 25.24 (winner 21.19) and in the women
 under 17 Izzy Atkins placed 86th in 22.05 (winner 19.38).     

 HILLINGDON 20 miles  Sunday 10th March
 Ted Mockett reports:
 “Last year’s Finchley 20 was cancelled because of the Beast from the East.
 Having entered last year meant that I had free entry to this year’s
 rebranded race, the Hillingdon 20, and which was pretty much the only reason
 to enter this year. 

 This year’s meteorological challenge was 65 mph gusts of wind which had
 brought down a tree on the course (if only I had my chainsaw with me!). The
 new course started in the glamourous surroundings of the Majestic Wine car
 park before heading out along Bury Street and then four laps of undulating
 Ruislip suburbia. It was very well marshalled and signposted and it needed
 to be as it was quite a twisty course. As you would expect on such a windy
 day, it was tough going, especially with the last couple of miles of each
 lap being run into a fierce headwind. 

 Being the longest run by far for me in nearly two years I was pleased to
 finish in 2:12:59 although I was most disappointed that bacon rolls were not
 available in the clubhouse post-race this year. Fiona Ford and Bruce McLaren
 were I think the only other Ranelagh members to enter and they finished in
 2:31.29 and 2:44:49 respectively.”

 Ted won the Spendlove Cup club 20m championship.

 1   J Poole (Serp)           1:50.16  (chip time 1:50.15)
 19  Ted Mockett (Rane)       2:13.01  (2:12.59)
 97  Fiona Ford               2:31.43  (2:31.29) 
 146 Bruce McLaren            2:44.53  (2:44.49)

 SECOND SUNDAY 5 miles  Sunday 10th March on Wimbledon Common
 1   D Sharman (Wimb W)       31.03
 18  Martin Harris (Rane)     39.08
 23  Steve Aikin              41.13
 46  Carol Aikin              47.26 
 RUNTHROUGH CHASE THE MOON 10km   Wednesday 13th March at QE Olympic Park
 1   J McDonnell (Luton)      32.23  (chip time 32.21)
 294 Roger Wallace            58.19  (57.05) 

 WINDSOR HALF MARATHON  Saturday 16th March
 Jonathan Moore pulled off a narrow victory.

 1   Jonathan Moore (Rane)    1:20.51  (chip time 1:20.48)

 SRI CHINMOY MAD MARCH 10km  Saturday 16th March in Battersea Park
 Marie Synnott-Wells was first over 50.

 1   B MacCronen (Belgrave)   32.05
 70  Ben Johnson (Rane)       43.47
 81  Marie Synnott-Wells      45.28  

 The winner missed the start by over a minute! Adrienne Baddeley was 4th
 woman and 2nd over 35.

 1   K Quinn (SLH)            1:11.22  (chip time 1:10.15)
 19  D Cash (unatt)           1:24.12  (1:22.09 – 1st woman)
 62  Simon Martin (Rane)      1:30.05  (1:29.58)
 67  Adrienne Baddeley        1:30.33  (1:30.31)
 83  Philip Andrews           1:31.58  (1:31.51)
 95  Neil Rae                 1:34.02  (1:33.56)
 113 Bill Neely               1:35.56  (1:35.38)
 242 Sergio Stillacci         1:47.07  (1:45.52)
 357 Rachel Revett            2:02.32  (1:48.44)
 778 Deborah Blakemore        3:00.07  (2:36.47)

 PERSEVERANCE RICHMOND 10k  Sunday 17th March
 1   M Grant (unatt)          36.38
 171 David Meaden (Rane)      65.00
 173 Alan Meaden              65.15  

 BATH HALF MARATHON  Sunday 17th March
 1     C Thompson (AFD)       1:03.09  (chip time 1:03.05)
 161   Rory Atkins (Rane)     1:20.41  (1:20.27)
 860   Marcus Atkins          1:33.59  (1:33.35)
 945   Simon Hedger           1:35.05  (1:34.29)
 3817  Mike White             1:56.21  (1:52.58)
 10415 Katrina Roche          2:47.17  (2:34.17)

 FLEET HALF MARATHON  Sunday 17th March   
 1   J Bellward (RAF)         1:07.34  (chip time 1:07.34)
 42  James Riley (Rane)       1:15.36  (1:15.33)
 315 Mick Lane                1:26.53  (1:26.46)
 332 Marc Snaith              1:27.20  (1:26.56)              

 1    S Overall (B&B)         1:03.50  (chip time 1:03.50)
 394  James Ritchie (Rane)    1:29.46  (1:26.32)
 2228 Charlotte Hyde          1:55.54  (1:51.11)

 The published results don’t include club names, so the list of Ranelagh
 finishers below is probably incomplete.

 1   R McDowell (Herc Wimb)   1:10.12  (chip time 1:10.08)
 45  Marco Perinelli (Rane)   1:26.58  (1:26.53)
 69  Jonathan Moore           1:28.44  (1:28.33)
 228 Kathy Henry              1:38.09  (1:37.59)
 297 Ed Perry                 1:41.04  (1:40.48)
 474 Alex Kew                 1:47.41  (1:47.24)      

 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.     

 Ranelagh Trivia, fancy that dept:
 The infamous Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona – in which the
 three Earp brothers and Doc Holliday took on the McLaury and Clanton
 brothers and Billy Claiborne, killing three of them – took place on
 Wednesday 26th October 1881. Three days later and some 5,000 miles away,
 Ranelagh Harriers held its first-ever run on Putney Heath.

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