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Ranelagh Harriers Mob Match vs South London Harriers : 21 Jan @ 2pm

In December 2008, Niall O’Connor wrote in the RANELAGH HARRIERS E-NEWS # 295

…. our next match is against the… South London Harriers. Historically SLH have ‘shaded’ these matches with an impressive 70 wins to Ranelagh’s total of 18 and won last year’s race comfortably when a minimal 17 Ranelagh Harriers made the trip south.

In case you missed the note in the previous newsletters on what a ‘mob match’ is, here’s a brief recap: consisting of about 80-100 runners and covering a distance of 7.5 miles, these races are not as daunting as they sound. They are more like a ‘good run in the countryside’, or an extended version of the Saturday morning time trials. This is perfect for anyone who has run a 10k and wants to step up to either 10 miles or a half-marathon.

There is no fee to enter and it’s perfectly acceptable to use it as a training run if you don’t feel like racing. Everyone on the start line contributes to the scoring so the more Harriers in attendance the better our chances are. This race was first run in 1909, so come along and represent Ranelagh in a historical race against a famous London club on a scenic course!

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And here we are in 2023 and we’re still at it! So, here’s a call to arms to all Ranelagh Harriers to come for a ‘good run in the country side‘, to support our club and for that oh-so-special chance to chant the Ranelagh Club Cry:

Hobble Gobble
Razzle Dazzle
Zis Boom Bah
Ranelagh Ranelagh
Rah Rah Rah.

🔷 No pre-registration required but PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY to allow time for registration & to collect numbers. Pins will be available.
🔶 Registration & number collection will start at 1pm at the clubhouse.
🔷 If arriving after 1.30pm, please go to the start/finish by Sidmouth Woods (opposite Pembroke Lodge) to register & collect your numbers from there.

The course is two laps of the Thomas Cup route (see map below) over cross country terrain, covering approx. 7.6 miles or 12.2km.

If you’re not able to run, you can still support our club by volunteering to marshal. The success of all our club events, big or small, hinges primarily on the support of volunteers and marshals. We’ve all benefited from the dedication of event marshals & coordinators, so please consider giving back a teeny bit by volunteering.

So please get in touch if you can help out – we really need you!

💙 TIMINGS: Approx. 1.45pm until 3.45pm (latest)
💛 SKILLS: No experience necessary, just your support and commitment
💙 ROLES: Both out on course and also at the race start/finish.

Whatever time you can give will be immensely helpful, so don’t delay, please email Andy Bickerstaff: or Narissa Vox: ASAP 🥰


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Surrey cross country league standings

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