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Notices & Announcements : April 2024

Howdy Ranelights.

Hope you’re all having a lovely Easter break.Β Just sending through a few notices & announcements for your attention. There’s stacks on in April, with not one, but SIX* potential fixtures to enter.

* Admittedly if you haven’t been fast enough or lucky enough to get a GFA or a place in the London Marathon ballot, then it’s just five for us mere mortals.

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πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Sutton 10k | Sunday 7th April @ 9.30am: Entries are still open for the Sutton 10, hosted by Sutton Runners in beautiful Nonsuch Park. Featuring a mix of roads and paths, the event is the first Surrey Road League* race of 2024.

Enter here: https://www.stuweb.co.uk/events/2024/04/07/4384/ πŸ‘ˆ BEFORE Thursday 4th April @ midday.

* For those slugging it out in the Surrey Road League, this year there are 7 races instead of 8, with 4 to score. The race list is @ https://www.surreyathletics.uk/road/league/index.php?Y=2023&O=L&S=2024&T= > πŸ‘ˆ Age categories are Senior, 35+, 45+, 55+ and 65+.

The 3 races for the Surrey Championships are (please wear 1st claim vests):

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πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Clutton Cup |Β  Saturday 13th April @ 2.30pm: After a flurry of mob matches, we’re back with a handicap bang! For those hungry for a longer, slightly more challenging distance (16km/10miles), registration is OPEN for the Clutton Cup on 13th April. Full event details @ https://ranelagh-harriers.co.uk/events/clutton-cup-2024/Β πŸ‘ˆ

Entry is free but you MUST sign up @ https://clutton-cup-2024.eventbrite.co.uk/ πŸ‘ˆ by 11.30pm Wednesday 10th April to give the club handicappers time to do their job πŸ’ͺ

Wondering how a handicap works? Each runner is awarded an individual start time by the club handicapper (based on average 5k time & recent races). The runner with the most generous handicap is set off first, then everyone follows, based on their allotted time. If done accurately, all competitors should in theory finish at roughly the same time.

πŸ’™ Anyone can run but prizes are only given to members who’ve run 3 Ranelagh club events (eg: mob match, other handicaps, Ranelagh 10k & half marathon) prior.
πŸ’› The first finisher (non-guest) receives the Clutton Cup (https://ranelagh-harriers.co.uk/prizes/clutton-cup/).
πŸ’™ Medals will be awarded to the 1st 3 finishers, the 3 astest open, and the 3 fastest women.

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πŸ’ͺ London Marathon | Saturday 21st April @ 9am: Entries are harder to come by than hen’s teeth, so shout out to everyone running this year’s ‘London mara‘. We hope your training has been going to plan and that you’re able to smash your running ambitions.

Good luck all – we look forward to hearing all about it.Β Traditionally runners, supporters & friends will meet at the Roebuck that evening @ 8pm, for a convivial chat & drink.

For now, please save the date and we will confirm details VERY SOON.

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πŸ† Baker Cup Handicap | Saturday 27th April @ 2.30pm: Our annual road handicap; a mere 5km (3 miles) around the Ballet School, suitable for all abilities. First run in 1911, the cup was presented by one of our club’s longest-serving members, Fred W. Baker. Full event details @ https://ranelagh-harriers.co.uk/events/baker-cup-2024 πŸ‘ˆ

Entry is free but you MUST sign up @ https://baker-cup-2024.eventbrite.co.uk/ πŸ‘ˆ by 11.30pm Wednesday 24th April to give the club handicappers time to do their job πŸ’ͺ

πŸ’™ The first finisher (non-guest) receives the Baker Cup (https://ranelagh-harriers.co.uk/prizes/baker-cup/).
πŸ’› Medals will be awarded to the 1st 3 finishers, the 3 astest open, and the 3 fastest women.
πŸ’™ Same handicap/guest rules apply as for the Clutton.

After the Baker Cup, our annual prize giving and supper will be held at the Roebuck from 6pm onwards. Please save the date; details will follow VERY SOON.

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🚺 Hogsmill 5 | Sunday 28 April @ 10am: An ever-popular annual women-only race organised by Epsom Allsorts. A scenic 5-mile multi-terrain race that is mostly flat. There is no cut off time, plenty of cake and ladies of all abilities are welcome.

Enter @ https://www.epsomallsorts.org.uk/hogsmill_5/ πŸ‘ˆ

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πŸ“’ ANNOUNCEMENTS πŸ“’

πŸ’™ VOLUNTEER FOR THE RANELAGH HALF & 10K: Your club needs you 🫡 Our biggest road events, the Ranelagh Half Marathon (12th May @ 8.30am) and Ranelagh 10k (23 June @ 9am) require as many volunteers as possible, for a variety of marshalling & course duties. No experience necessary, just your support and commitment.

If you’re able to help, even for a little bit, please head to https://ranelagh-harriers.co.uk/volunteer2024/ πŸ‘ˆ ASAP to fill in the Google Form.

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πŸŽ™οΈ RunAlive Podcast Season 3

Ranelagh’s favourite podcast is BACK! Hosted by Ranelagh member Ed Perry and former member Gary Armstrong, Season 3 of the RunAlive Podcast looks at what we can learn from running and applying it to our lives πŸ’ͺ

So far this series they’ve interviewed Nicky Spinks, Simon Freeman and Innes Fitzgerald, plus check-ins with people doing inspiring things in and around the work of running, including Ranelagh’s very own Rick Jenner.

This is not your normal running podcast – you won’t hear chat about splits and training tips, but rather what we can all learn from the guests’ lives and experiences, with running being the thread that joins it all together πŸ₯°

πŸ’™ Find out more at www.runalive.co.uk πŸ‘ˆ
πŸ’› Subscribe to the podcasts @ https://open.spotify.com/show/2sVes1jFMwSvFe8SfI5Sj0 πŸ‘ˆ
πŸ’™ Join their Strava Club @ https://strava.app.link/ocOMIV5y5Fb πŸ‘ˆ

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