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Notices & Announcements : July 2024

Howdy Ranelights.

And just like that, the weather has turned a little more respectable, although probably a tad bit too warm for your author these last couple of days. No matter, onwards and upwards we go – into July where there’s a whole raft of fixtures for you to enjoy.

But first, a huge shout out to our 10k Race Director, Ed Perry & his organising team for their sterling work in realising last Sunday’s Ranelagh 10k. It was an amazing club effort, the sum result of everyone pulling together to make the event a huge success. If you haven’t already, you can read Ed’s race report here: 👈

Ed & his team have a small request to make:

Hi all, if you ran the 10k on Sunday could you spare a moment to give us a review on Racecheck? (Preferably over 4.75 😉) If we get 20 more reviews over that then we’ll get a Racecheck Gold Award which is massively helpful for the reputation of the race, especially for those not in clubs!

Thank you: 👈


🏃‍♀️ Wimbledon Trail Series Race 3 |  Wednesday 3rd July @ 7pm: The final race in our (other) Race Director Andy Bickerstaff’s very popular Wednesday evening summer trail series, this year’s marking the 10th edition.

This final race is a 2 lap course approximately 8 miles long through scenic Wimbledon Common. The start is at the iconic windmill and offers a traffic free route. Large free car park at the start. Each finisher receives what is undeniably the ugliest design ever seen on a mug, chocolate bar and fruit.

There are series and individual medals/prizes and team prizes (you must wear a club vest). All entrants must be 17 or over. Full event details & entry @ 👈 HURRY, entries close Monday 1st July.


📢 (mini) MOB MATCH vs The Stragglers RC | Saturday 6th July @ 9am: It’s all about numbers (and some speed but not necessarily) so once more, we need every available Ranelagh Harrier to join in at Crane Park parkrun to take on the might of The Stragglers. The course is an out & back loop, and  it’d be great if as many of us can turn up as possible to run the 5km course & fight for our club’s honour.

Everyone is welcome to run but for it to count, you’ll need to have registered Ranelagh Harriers as your primary club with parkrun. If you haven’t already, all you have to do is sign into your parkrun profile, and under Groups in My Links, add Ranelagh Harriers as your club. Then turn up at Crane Park at 9am in your Ranelagh kit and RUN!

We also need FOUR VOLUNTEERS to help at Crane Park. Duties are varied (usually marshalling or helping at the end) and you can see the list of available roles @ 👈 Volunteers are usually asked to arrive at 8.45 and can be done as early as 9.30 if marshalling on the first bend, to 10-ish if they’re at the finish.

To volunteer, please email Ben (parkrun RD) at and/or our Fixtures Secretary, Gareth Williams to let them know you’ve signed up to help out.


🏆 Elmore 7 mile | Saturday 13th July @ 2pm: Race 5 of the Surrey Road League*. Organised by South London Harriers, entries are still open for this race on rolling quiet roads in the Chipstead area. Full details can be found @ 👈 and direct entry here @ 👈

* For those slugging it out in the Surrey Road League, this year there are 7 races instead of 8, with 4 to score. Age categories are Senior, 35+, 45+, 55+ and 65+. The last 2 races for the Surrey Road League are (please wear 1st claim vests):


🏃‍♀️ Henty Relay | Tuesday 23rd July @ 6.30pm: Roll up, roll up – it’s time for our last handicap, this time a relay race for all ages & abilities.

The race comprises 6 laps of approximately 1.3 miles per lap. Teams of three runners will be selected by the handicapper, comprising a ‘fast‘, ‘medium‘ and an ‘improving‘ runner selected from those who have entered. The aim is to have teams of more or less equal overall speed. The fast runner runs three laps, the medium runner runs two laps and the improving runner completes one lap of the course. The running order is at the discretion of each team.

This event is open to all ages & all speeds. Entry is free and friends, family & guests may also enter but everyone will need to register ahead of the event. No on the day entries are allowed. Please note your 5k time (actual or estimated) is required.

Please sign up @ 👈 by 11pm Friday 19th July. Prizes and results will be at the start/finish (eg: NOT back at the clubhouse) and after we’ll head to the Roebuck for refreshments.

If you’re not running, and can volunteer, please email Narissa Vox 👈



🤝 RANELAGH AGM 16 July: Please note that our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the clubhouse at 8.30pm on Tuesday 16th July. Please come along if you can, as a minimum of 20 members need to be present in order for it to go ahead. The proposed Constitution and Rule Book will be circulated 14 days before the AGM, by 2 July. Any questions, please email

🎽 SIGN UP NOW The River Relay 1st September: Organised by The Stragglers, the River Relay is a baton relay run over five stages from Boveney to Kingston-upon-Thames, finishing at the Hawker Centre. The stages range from 4.4 to 6.5 miles over friendly terrain and the event is an excellent introduction to relay racing.

A full map of the course, with details of the five stages is available here >

We’re looking for members to form 2 mixed teams of 5 runners (with at least one woman) for this year. We also need drivers, and more importantly drivers with CARS, to drive the teams around. Everyone is welcome to run and the event is suitable for all abilities. Please note that all runners must be 18 years +

Closing date for entries is 25th August so please sign up via this Google Form 👈 ASAP. Any questions, please contact Hadi Khatamizadeh or email and we will respond to you as soon as possible.



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