This week started quietly very similar to the previous one… but the settled weather across London and South West of it, led lots of us to use the dry roads for workouts. And with lots of racing 😃 this weekend we’ve run more than 1000km more than last week, completing 6129km over 736 activities.
🔸On Tuesday Stephen Aikin, running along the coast in Spain managed to lose his way… he blamed the buzzy night. Weibke meanwhile was running in Richmond Park and suggesting that the park should be exclusive to Ranelagh runners on Tuesday. I’ll leave it to Ted and Gordon to discuss this with the Royal Parks authorities.
❤🍾: Romance of the week: David Ready ran for the first time as a married man on Wednesday. Many congratulations David.
🔹 On Saturday in Kingston parkrun 4 Ranelites celebrated 1050 parkruns between themselves. Alberto Esguevillas (300) and Sue Camp, Karl Garvey and Simon Taylor (250). Meanwhile Richard Willoughby celebrate his 200th parkrun at ODP.
🔸 On Saturday we all celebrated the return of Surrey League X-country for the first time since 2019. Before touching on the results, a big shout out to all those volunteers and organisers who managed a very smooth set of races in the (soggy) morning ☔ and (sunny) afternoon 😎.
💙 For the women Gillian Sanders lead the team home, coming 11th overall and first V40 followed by Sarah Palmer, Suzy Whatmough, Cecily Day, Fanny Vein, Alice Forbes, Becky Curtis-Hall, Clare Fowler, Bonnie Morgan, Maggie Allen, Rebecca Bissell, Wiebke Kortum, Rachel Smith, Marianne Malam, Becky Northmore, Clare Day and Colette Doran. The women’s A team finished 6th of 15 teams and B team 5th of 15.
🧡 For the men racing in Division one, after being crowned the second division champions in 2019, first home was new member James Hall in 14th overall, followed by, Nick Impey, Pat Wright, Ryan Hogan, Marc Leyshon, Jonny Smith, Ted Mockett, Thomas Lahille, Peter Haarer,
Ross Macdonald, Dave Lawley, Graham Brook, Carl Assmundsson, Ben Anderson, David Ready, Phil Collins, Mark Herbert, Chris Lepine, Ed Forbes, Richard Kimber, James Whistler, Neil Rae, Ed Perry, Jay Finikin, John Shaw, Mike Thomas and Ben Shore. The men’s A team finished in 8th of 9 teams, with the B team 5th of 9 teams.
💙 Representing the youth in great style were Siena Lepine, at only 13 years old, running very strongly to finish 12th of 72 in the combined U15/U17 race and Henry Fagan, also looking running well to finish in 27th of 86 in the combined U15/U17 race.
🧡 Check out all the great pictures below!
🔸Also racing yesterday was Syzmon Chojnacki who won the Memories Run Dywizjon 303 in Hanworth Park, racing just over 5km in 17:49.
🔹 On Sunday many blue and amber shirts were shining in the streets of Twickenham as Ranelagh turned out in force for the Cabbage Patch 10. Sarah Palmer, continuing to show stunning form, was the 3rd fastest ladies runner and in the battle of the Nicks, Impey beat Twomey to come in 10th overall. The full list: Nick Impey (10th overall), Nick Twomey, Sarah Palmer (3rd lady), Adrienne Baddeley (6th lady), Vaughan Ramsay, Alex Ring, Michael Morris, Mick Lane (5th V60), Bill Neely, Hadi Khatamizadeh, Richard Willoughby, Nic Douglas, Emma Harris, John Rose, Cordy Parker, Marcus Atkins, Martin Harris, Amrut Sharma, Phil Roberts, Richard Pender, Jon Lear, Gavin Hillhouse, Susan Ritchie, Lloyd Camp, Stephen Logue, Claire Warner, Andrew Kew, John Tovell, Kate Brook, Carol Aikin, Suzy Whatmough, Kathy Henry, Rebecca Bissell, Ann Kearey, Michael Osborne, Charlie Harrison (5th V70), Alison Targett, Ally Salisbury, Robert Kitchen, Janet Turnes, Jackie Dunkley, Bronwen Northmore, David Meaden, Alan Meaden, Narissa Vox, Kelly Thomas, Wendy Fisher, Penny Merrett, Louise Wapshott, Paul Wapshott and Katie Walton
🔸 In an Oxford vs. Cambridge twist, there were Half Marathons at both, with results as below:
Oxford: Toni Borreda 1:16:30 (14th overall and PB), Jarryd Hillhouse 1:28:48 and Simon Martin (pacing) 1:39:41
Cambridge: Shaun Griffith ran it 1:32:13
🔹 Sacre-bleu. Les Ranelites sont en Paris, n’est ce-pas!
Completing the Paris marathon were: Liam Joyce 3:03:34 (PB), Sam Slater 3:28:27 Dick Johnson 4:49:17 and Eric Fat in 3:54:59
🔸 Meanwhile in Mallorca Jordan Mungovan could be found rounding of an ironman triathlon with a 3:51:14 marathon.
🔹 And for those for whom a marathon is just a warm up… Gareth Williams and James Riley participated in Autumn 100 (miles). Both did it amazingly well. Gareth did it in 19:13:15 despite having not recovered from a cold and struggling to keep his heartrate under control. James debuted at 100 miles in an awesome 17:11:13, starting out with Gareth and finishing acompanied by his other half (Sally Minchella) for the final 40 kilometres. After 42km in London Marathon two weeks ago, 80 km in Lakes district last week and 160km this week, it seems James likes to double up his run week by week. So we are waiting him to run 320km next weekend. 😂
🏃♀️ 🏃 Ranelagh Harriers Richmond 10k: Sunday 28 November @ 9am 🏃♀️ 🏃
If you haven’t already signed up, there’s still time to enter and enjoy a 10k on this picturesque route. Entry is only £16 for UKA affiliated runners and £18 for unaffiliated and you can register instantly @ www.ranelagh-harriers.co.uk/10k
Run partly on roads and the Thames Towpath, this two-lap course has scenic views of the river and trees around Teddington Lock and Ham House. It’s also very flat and fast, making it a great opportunity for a new PB (particularly if you’re not bothered with the view).
The route is well marked, with marshals on all turns, and a water station which runners will pass this twice, at approximately 2.4km and 6.5km.
We’re running this year’s 10k in support of Nick & Kathy Henry and Cancer Research UK. In June 2021, after finding a lump in his neck, Nick was diagnosed with gall bladder cancer – a relatively rare diagnosis, especially at his age, with just over 1000 people diagnosed in the UK each year. Both are members of local running clubs (Richmond Running Club and Ranelagh Harriers), as well as regulars at Old Deer Park parkrun, and they’re fundraising for Cancer Research as it’s important for them to make a difference while they can.
When you register for the race, there will be an opportunity to donate to their campaign, so please do so generously if you can.
🎄🎄 🎅🎅 🍻🍗🍾🍖🍷 Xmas Party!!!!! 🥂🍰🍺🥧🍹 🎅🎅 🎄🎄
‘Tis the season to get together again for the first time in ages, forget about all this lockdown stuff, and have the best ever Christmas Party on Saturday 11 December at the Anglers in Teddington. 😃
It is now time to pre-order your set menu choices. You can choose from either 2 courses or 3 courses – to book your seat, make your menu selections and pay, please click on:
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Deadline for booking online is Saturday 20 November
Drinks will be available to order individually via table service
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Hadi and Rebecca
🥇 Gareth Williams 167.4km
🥈 James Riley 159.9km
🔹 Tom Middleton 135.6km
🔸 Ryan Fisher 123.5km
🔹 Joji Mori 105.6km
🥉 Simon Martin 100.7m
🥇 Amelia Churnside 84.9km
🥈 Cordy Parker 62.4km
🥉 Sue Lear 61.3km
🥇 Amelia Churnside 2,538m
🥈 Gill Sanders 552m
🥉 Aoife Kilpatrick 519m
🔹 Simon Wolnizer 1,587m
🥇 Gareth Williams 1,395m
🥈 James Riley 1,343m
🔸 Ryan Fisher 1,193m
🔹 Tom Middleton 1,123m
🔸 Joji Mori 1,003m
🔹 David Criniti 992m
🥉 Ralph Street 856m
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