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Ranelagh Rundown #166

The marathon edition (+ a few speedy 5k’s)

Well done to everyone running this week, bringing us to a grand total of 6,291 km, including 25 marathon distance runs 👏💙💛


🔷 I’ll start with the main event of the weekend – the London Marathon. Well done to everyone taking part! It was inspiring to see you all out there, whether persevering to get a personal best, or a recent best, or just trying to get to the finish in one piece, hopefully enjoying the crowd support as you went. A huge congratulations to our finishers…

⭐️🔹Nick Twomey, 2:40:23
⭐️🔸James Riley, 2:41:37
⭐️🔹Andy Starr, 2:45:29
⭐️🔸Gareth Williams, 2:48:12
⭐️🔹Ed Perry, 2:52:10
⭐️🔸Toni Borreda, 2:53:22
⭐️🔹Adrian Kerr, 3:05:02
⭐️🔸Nick Wright, who ran the virtual event, 3:06:39
⭐️🔹 Clare Fowler, 3:08:55 (and a PB 🎉)
⭐️🔸Paul Doyle, 3:10:51
⭐️🔹David Ready 3:11:50
⭐️🔸Martin Halvey, 3:12:10
⭐️🔹Ryan Hogan, 3:12:42
⭐️🔸Logan Jory, 3:14:10
⭐️🔹James Ritchie, 3:17:27
⭐️🔸Bruce McLaren, 3:27:53
⭐️🔹Lauren Warner, 3:33:22 (and a PB 🎉)
⭐️🔸Jon Lear, 3:52:05
⭐️🔹Neha Rani, 3:54:54 (and a PB 🎉)
⭐️🔸Rue Turner, 3:57:53
⭐️🔹Alex Ring, guide running for Tom, 4:09:52
⭐️🔸Paul Gilbert, 4:17:54
⭐️🔹Ian Keith, 4:34:12
⭐️🔸Toby Cooper, running the virtual event, choosing a route along the north downs way with 1,598m elevation, 4:44:47
⭐️🔹Mike Peace, our favourite ever present, 4:55:53
⭐️🔸Andrew Kew, 5:36:07
⭐️🔹Jackie Dunkley, 5:41:55
⭐️🔸Roger Wallace, guided by Colin Brett, 5:52:17

Well done also to the speedy juniors in the mini marathon taking place on Saturday:

💫🔸 Campbell McLaren, 9:51
💫🔹 Siena Lepine, 10:24
💫🔸 Maya Lepine, 10:36

🔶 In other marathon news, we had…

⭐️🔹Mark Herbert running the Loch Ness Marathon in a PB of 2:48:06.
⭐️🔸 Pete Smith running the Melbourne marathon in 3:12:36.

Top work both 👏

🔷 Parkrun this week saw two hard earned PBs at Kingston – Kelly Thomas (31:08) and Pete Vox (31:53). Ruth Gledhill continues her trend of PBs with a 28:08 at Old Deer Park. Hadi Khatamizadeh earned himself a course PB at Richmond in 20:36.

🔶 We also saw some impressive 5ks from you at this week’s Thursday night track training in Osterley. Henry Fagan, continuing to get faster and faster, ran a PB of 15:29. Natalie Haarer ran her fastest time since uni in 19:42, and Clare Day went sub 25 for the second time ever, running her fastest 5k since 2018 in a time of 24:56. Not bad for a Thursday evening training session 👏

🔷 Last but not least, well done to Shaun Griffith who ran the Cardiff Half Marathon in a time of 1:27:13 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿💥

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🥬 The Stragglers are hosting a Q&A with Richard Nerurkar this Wednesday 5th October at 7pm at the Cabbage Patch pub. Richard set the course record for the Cabbage Patch 10 miler in 1993, a record which still stands today. Entry is free, just add your name to the sign up sheet if you’d like to join. More info here –

📢 Don’t forget to book your place at the club party of the year: The Ranelagh Harriers Christmas Party on Saturday 26 November 🎄 Festivities and merriment will commence from 6.30pm onwards at the den of fun & frolic that is The Anglers in Teddington. We’re going to have a big Christmas bash and we ho-ho-hope you can join in with us to mingle and jingle the night away 🤶🏻

Our lovely social secretaries – Rebecca Bissell & Hadi Khatamizadeh – have been busy elves and they’re putting the call out for everyone to BOOK NOW so as not to miss out on what promises to be the party of the year 🎅

Menu choices* are available here @

You can choose 2 or 3 courses, from traditional and vegan Christmas menus*, with drinks ordered individually on the night 🍻 🥂 Closing date for booking is Friday 4 November, so what are you waiting for?

The Leaderboards


🥇 Nick Impey 127.97km
🥈 Jonathan Moore 120.52km
🥉 Ignatius Li 105.34km

🥇Lauren Warner 69.3km
🥈Suzy Whatmough 69km
🥉Neha Rani 60.5km


🥇 Toby Cooper 1,745m
🥈Sujan Shrestha 1,496m
🥉Ralph Street 1,153m

🥇 Ria Woodfield 875m
🥈 Suzy Whatmough 840m
🥉 Vierka Leaf 744m

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Clare Fowler running brilliantly for a PB in London


James Ritchie running a course PB at London, breaking his best time from 26 years ago 💥


Jon Lear raising money for charity at the London Marathon (that’s why I didn’t spot you Jon!)


Andy Starr also raising money for charity, and modelling his two new medals (one for finishing, and one for being a fast vet finisher)

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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