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Ranelagh Strava Rundown #187

After the last couple of weeks it’s felt a little strange to wake up without a mob-match to look forward to. And we may be all mobbed out, but fear not! There is running yet to be had with your club mates in Richmond Park (hoorah ๐Ÿ˜ƒ) – with the Baker Cup (more below) and Clutton Cup still to come. Meanwhile you have been running long and short and near and far, clocking up a huge 7933km across 842 activities.

๐Ÿ”ท Cordy Parker began with “Welcome to Hell week ๐Ÿ˜ˆ”, not a comment on the wind which was battering several and “Breathtaking” for Dave Kew, but a reflection of the stage of marathon training that many are at. A pain felt even more accutely by Clare Fowler after a 34km run – “How long until I can taper?!” Meanwhile Sarah Palmer “Mainly fuelled by a weekend diet of sweets ๐Ÿท” knocked off a quick 38km run, Phil Roberts got in 37km yesterday (though foolishly to quick to miss all of the rugby) and Amrut Sharma ran 36km finishing with Kingston Parkrun (though he was soon after scoffing cake in Peterham lodge, begging the question as to why he’d not run up there). Toni Borreda, Chris Davidson and Ian Kenton all ran very long, blisteringly quick runs, with Ian’s 45km in 3hr30 including nearly 700m of up (see also Ian’s earlier picture below). In total 35 of you ran 30km or more in a single run over the course of the week. Impressive stuff ๐Ÿ’ช! Keep it up.

๐Ÿ”ถ This week has seen a couple of national days of celebration. All of us have mothers, whilst not all of us are Irish, so it was probably reasonable that Mothers Day received more Strava mentions. So especial kudos to Marianne Malam for a 25km “St Patrick’s Day ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Long Soggy Run ๐ŸŒง”. And bonus points to Matthew Williams who may have celebrated too much and the next day was performing penance with “Hill repeats / burning off the Guinness ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช”. Meanwhile Eirin McDaid left it a day late, but turned up in style with “Parke parkrun (18.42 official) and a nice way to make it 10 parkrun 1st place finishes in a row on St.Patrickโ€™s weekend, and dressed for the occasion ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ€๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธโ˜˜๏ธ” (See pic).

๐Ÿ”ท Onto Mothers Day. Kudos to Dave Lawley for leaving his children to carry out the necessary Mothers Day duties (and other celebrations) without him “Motherโ€™s Day & daughters birthday run ( ๐Ÿ˜ฌ) ( ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿก )” ๐Ÿค”. Meanwhile being on the receiving end of Mothers Day for the first time was Becky Northmore who ran 4 miles at a “Sub 9 minute mile avg!!! ๐Ÿฅณ Tragic how excited I am about that ๐Ÿคฃ”. I only work in km, so not sure what that is, but it sounds fast to me. Well done! Ann Kearey enjoyed a “Mothers Day Freeboard run with Josie” and Andrew Kew “popped into see mum (and wish her happy mother’s day)“. Photos of happy mothers abounded – good work all.

๐Ÿ”ถ Saturday morning saw a huge Ranelagh turnout at Richmond Park for a rather soggy celebration of Claire Warner’s 250th parkrun (pic below). Many congratulations to Claire on this epic feat, and for the exceptional post-run sausage rolls. The cake bakers had been out in force too to ensure that all calories burnt on the run were more than replaced! At the other end of the spectrum this was the first parkrun for Beatrice von Schubert, we hope that you are inspired by Claire and go on to achieve similar feats Beatrice.

๐Ÿ”ท Other parkrunners who caught the eye, less for prodigious cake eating and more for placing well were Cecily Day, first woman at Clapham Common in 19:42, Natalie Haarer, second woman at Southsea in 20:44 and a recovering David Ready, third man at Bedfont Lakes in 19:49. Meanwhile on the opposite side of the world Ben Anderson was first at Owairaka parkrun in 16:40 and Suzy Whatmough was 3rd at St Peters in 22:36.

๐Ÿ”ถ Suzy has been posting pictures over the last two weeks to make most of us deeply jealous (especially given recent weather), but today wins the award for the photo that makes us all go “Aaaahhhh” – with her run “To the koalas via Lane Cove“. See below.

๐Ÿ”ท Racing superbly to finish as second female in the Hyde Park half marathon in an excellent 1:28:02 yesterday was Lucy Urbas, with Josh Charkin on pacing duty. Very well run (and paced)!

๐Ÿ”ถ In a reference that will entirely bypass anyone under the age of about 40, there were a large mass of Ranelites on detention in The Kingston Breakfast Club this morning. Congratulations especially in the 16 mile to Ed Perry in 2nd, (even if he wasn’t happy with the pacing), with Holger Westphely just behind as 2nd M40 and 4th overall, and in the 20 mile to Margie Harrison as 2nd W65 with Martin Halvey as 3rd M60. Full results below:

๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ 8 mile ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ
Ben Johnson 1:02:03
Carol Aikin 1:20:17
Michele Hillhouse 1:34:31
Fiona Jones 1:40:36
Victoria Orme 1:40:37

๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ 16 mile ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ
Ed Perry 1:41:50 (2nd)
Holger Westphely 1:46:26 (4th, 2nd M40)
Alun Thomas 2:02:03 (5th M50)
Janet Turnes 2:50:19 (4th W65)

๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ 20 mile ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ
Martin Halvey 2:26:16 (3rd M60)
Jarryd Hillhouse (pacing) 2:41:16
Karen Campbell 2:52:52 (4th W55)
Aoife Kilpatrick 3:07:34
Neha Rani 3:08:26
Margie Harrison 3:43:41 (2nd W65)

Commiserations to Dave Kew who DNF’d on the 20 mile after 16 miles – sterling effort, sorry it didn’t work out for you today.

Well done to all of you on some great performances – see also pic below.

๐Ÿ”ท And finally, well done to Nick Twomey on running 34:36 in the Eastleigh 10k. Strong work, nicely done ๐Ÿ’ช.


๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‰ The Leaderboards:

๐Ÿฅ‡ James Riley 142.1 km
๐Ÿฅˆ Ian Kenton 126.7 km
๐Ÿ”ธ Simon Wolnizer 121.4 km
๐Ÿฅ‰ Tony Borreda 113.5 km

๐Ÿฅ‡ Cordy Parker 125.1 km (3rd overall)
๐Ÿฅˆ Sarah Palmer 97.3 km
๐Ÿฅ‰ Lucy Urbas 72.3 km

๐Ÿฅ‡ Ian Kenton 1617 m
๐Ÿฅˆ James Ritchie 1511 m
๐Ÿฅ‰ Ralph Street 1273 m

๐Ÿฅ‡ Suzy Whatmough 909 m
๐Ÿฅˆ Ria Woodfield 886 m
๐Ÿฅ‰ Sarah Palmer 742 m


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๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ท BAKER CUP – SIGNUP ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ท
This year’s Baker Cup handicap race is on 1 April, covering a distance of 3 miles. In order to participate you must sign up via EventBrite by 28 March. So as not to forget, best do it now!. More details can be found on this link:

The first of our two races for the general public is the Half Marathon on 7 May. It’s really important to the club to put on a great race and that means having lots of volunteers. And that doesn’t mean that you can’t run it! Read more here and sign up to help if you can:

Parkplay is a brilliant initiative to get communities gathering together to play games and have fun. It’s a charity that’s run by our own Rick Jenner. As part of a fundraiser for this they’re taking part in the Sporting Chance Prize Draw 2023. There are eighty amazing sports prizes up for grabs, including Paris Olympic Games tickets, Premiership rugby tickets and skiing holidays. Tickets cost just ยฃ10 and 100% of your cash goes to ParkPlay. Please buy tickets and hopefully youโ€™ll win a great prize. Enter and share:


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