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Notices & Announcements : Jan 2024

Howdy Ranelights..

Happy New Year! Hope you’ve all had a restful festive break with your loved ones and are now raring to get 2024 going (in a running sense, that is). To kick the year off, here are a few notices & announcements for your attention:

💙 Saturday 20th January @ 2pm: Ranelagh vs SLH Mob Match

Third job this season for the mob – can we make it a winning THREE in a row?!! Once again, all hands on deck required to make the journey over to Coulsdon to face the mighty SLH on their home turf. Everyone is encouraged to take part – the more starters we have, the better our chance of victory. Details are as follows:

🔹 Registration: 12.30pm at the SLH Clubhouse (194a Brighton Road, Coulsdon CR5 2NF). Please do not be late as it’ll take a bit of time to get to the start of the course.
🔸 Amenities: Ladies and Gents changing rooms with toilets and showers are available at the clubhouse. Toilets are also available at the car park at the top of the Downs, which is about 1/2 mile from the start of the course.
🔹 Start & End: Race starts @ 2pm at Farthing Downs which is about 1 km (5 – 10 mins run) south of the clubhouse; see map @

Matt Saunders of SLH writes, ‘we all jog to the start usually in road shoes and then change into cross country shoes. I prefer to jog up about 35 minutes before the start so 1:25pm for a 2:00 start to give time to change shoes, warm up and then ‘de-tog’ any warm up top, hat, snood and gloves etc. before the pre race announcement. At the end, everyone will then jog/walk back to clubhouse to shower, change and have tea/coffee etc when, hopefully, the results will be announced and trophies/medals presented

Please remember to bring cash to purchase your tea/refreshments after the event.

🔸Volunteers: SLH are also looking for help marshalling, so if you were planning to support and can help out, please email ASAP 🥰

🏃‍♀️ Ranelagh Harriers Richmond Half Marathon & Richmond 10k:

The countdown begins for our early bird pricing period which WILL END 31 January.

So whether you’re a seasoned runner or a beginner, book now to take advantage of these amazing prices. Both are part of The Surrey Championships & Surrey Road League and are on FLAT & FAST courses – ideal for a PB, achievable for all.

💙 Half Marathon 12 May @ 8.30am (£30 UKA / £32 non)
💛 10k 23 June @ 9am (£20 UKA / £22 non)

Head to for further details or to direct book:

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💛 Saturday7 February @ 7pm: An evening with Scott Jenkins

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to run a 200 miler (or why); then please save the date for an evening with local ultra runner Scott Jenkins. Scott has become the 1st Briton to complete the Triple Crown of 200s which comprises the Tahoe 200, Bigfoot 200 and Moab 240, all completed within a 2.5 month window in 2023.

With fascinating stories from the trails (including bears and mountain lions) and tips on how he trains for 200 milers, the talk will be held at the Ranelagh clubhouse with opportunities for you to ask questions.

Further details to follow but for now all you need to do is save the date!

💙 January cross country fixtures

Shout out to those competing at the upcoming Middlesex and Surrey Champs XC on 6th (Horsenden Hill) and 7th January (Denbies) respectively, as well as the SEAA Southern Champs on 27th January. Entries for all 3 events are now closed but you’re more than welcome to come & support.

13th January is the 3rd round of Surrey League in Wimbledon Common. Please speak to James Riley (Men’s Captain) or Suzy Whatmough (Women’s Captain) if you’d like to enter – everyone is welcome to run.

🎙️ RunAlive Podcast Season 2

The end of 2023 saw the complete launch of the second series of the RunAlive Podcast. Hosted by Ranelagh member Ed Perry and former member Gary Armstrong, this podcast explores the relationship between running, coaching and personal growth 💪

Join them as they talk to guests including Charlotte Purdue, frontbench MP Dan Jarvis, Martin Yelling, author Richard Askwith and World Triathlon champion Beth Potter. 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 🥰

Series 3 is in the works and should be out early March. In the meantime, you can find out more at 👈

🔹 You can also subscribe to wherever you get your podcasts to catch up on all the episodes or go to 👈
🔸 And why not join their Strava Club and take part in their Red January Challenge?

🏃🏿‍♂️ Run Unbound Endurance Coaching

Want to take your running to the next level and be part of an amazing supportive community?

Ranelagh member & Men’s Captain James Riley is the owner of Run Unbound. He offers truly personalised running coaching, with collaboration at the heart of the bespoke training plans he builds to suit your individual aspiration and lifestyle.

Whatever your goals, whether that’s improving your 5k or running the Dragon’s Back Race, James can help you achieve them in a fun and inspiring way 💪

If you’re interested in learning more, DM him on 07572 990813 for a no commitment chat, or go to 👈



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Surrey cross country league standings

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Ladies Div 17/15league table
Men Div 18/9league table
Ladies Div U159/16league table
Men Div U15/U1716/18league table