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Ranelagh Strava Rundown #202

Well done to everyone braving the rain on Tuesday evening, including those doing the Tamsin Trail Handicap (a full loop of the Tamsin Trail, starting at Petersham Gate and, this year, even fuller – finishing at Ham Cross to avoid the marshals being skittled by runners sliding down from Pembroke Lodge). Congrats to Ross MacDonald who won the handicap, finishing 15 seconds ahead of Graham Brook in second, who was a mere 4 seconds ahead of Ed Forbes in third. Everyone finished within a 7 minute window – nice handicapping Bruce!

We had a number of other mid-week races this week:

πŸ”Ά Mike Morris, Aoife Kilpatrick, Jonny Smith, Ben Shore, Rebecca Bissell and Clare Day all ran the third and final race in the Wimbledon Trail Series. Jonny was 5th overall, Clare was 2nd LV50, and Rebecca was third LV40. Mike, who has had an impressive string of performances recently, not only came first in the V50 category, but also won the V40 category.
πŸ”· The Arethusa mile saw regular Alex Ring and first timer Henry Fagan, finish in 4:47 and 5:42 respectively.
πŸ”Ά Ted Mockett and James Whistler both raced in the JP Morgan challenge, a 5.6km race in Battersea Park. Ted finished in 19:34, with Jimmy close behind in 19:36.

Followed by more racing at the weekend…

πŸ”· Paul Negri competed in the Scottish Masters Champs 1500m, finishing in 5:51:16,
πŸ”Ά Well done to Ignatius Li and Arben Canolli who both ran the Race to the Stones 100km ultra, in 10:14:04 and 10:45:33 respectively.
πŸ”· Paul Christian ran the Wendover Woods 10 miler in 1:28:49.
πŸ”Ά Toni Borreda won the North Downs Way Half Marathon, featuring 665m of climb, in 1:50:06, despite a challenge with the navigation.
πŸ”· At the ASICS London 10k, Ric Motti ran a personal best time of 51:07, shaving 90 seconds off his previous time. Chike Nweke ran it in 45:11, Vaughan Ramsay in 40:21, Jarryd Hillhouse in 38:53, with Mike Morris as first Ranelagh home in 36:41.
πŸ”Ά Ed Perry came second in the Clapham Common 10k in a time of 35:12.
πŸ”· Ted Mockett was first V40 and second overall in the Sandy Harbour Wallbanger 7k.
πŸ”Ά At the Thames Hare and Hounds Second Sunday 5 miler, we had Ranelagh representation from Alex Ring, Steve Aikin, Carol Aikin and Rebecca Bissell.

In parkrun this week:

πŸ”· Congratulations to Verka Leaf who achieved her 250th parkrun milestone.
πŸ”Ά Wiebke Kortum was first female at Crane Park, followed by Mel Thomas in second.
πŸ”· We had a number of other first finishes – Sarah Palmer at Harrow in 18:28, Eirin McDaid at Parke in 18:09, Chris Davidson at Brooklands in 17:34, and Mark Herbert at Stockley Park in 18:35.

Finally, you may have seen Charlie Hyde completing the stage 338 of the Running Out of Time Relay on Saturday, joined by me on a bike. This is a mass participation relay event from Ben Nevis to Big Ben, encouraging people to make climate pledges and working with the government, communities, schools and businesses to make positive changes. The finale is taking place at Parliament Square, Tuesday 11th July from 8-8.30pm – the more people the merrier, so if you’d like to come along please get in touch with me πŸ™‚


This week in stats:

315 runners
737 activities
6,035 total club kilometres run

πŸ₯‡ Ignatius Li 124.7km
πŸ₯ˆ Arben Canolli 120.1km
πŸ₯‰ Gareth Williams 110.6km

πŸ₯‡ Nic Douglas 76.5km
πŸ₯ˆ Emily Jenkins 75.4km
πŸ₯‰ Clare Fowler 66.1km

πŸ₯‡ Rick Jenner 4,458m
πŸ₯ˆ Ralph Street 2,628m
πŸ₯‰ Arben Canolli 1,668m

πŸ₯‡ Nic Douglas 1,593m
πŸ₯ˆ Clare Fowler 1,461m
πŸ₯‰ Emily Jenkins 1,224m

Tamsin Trail Speed Order:
1. Marc Leyshon (47:04) and Phillip Hines (47:04) both having been given the same handicap, so running neck and neck the whole way!
3. Ross MacDonald (47:07)
4. Gareth Williams (48:40)
5. Dave Lawley (48:44)
6. David Ready (49:38)
7. Mark Herbert (50:27)
8. Joe Killip (50:35)
9. Matt Hirschler (50:46)
10. Graham Brook (51:02)
11. Ed Forbes (51:06)
12. Rick Jenner (52:47)
13. Andy Starr (53:51)
14. Ed Perry (54:02)
15. Joshua Charkin (54:11)
16. Sergio Stillacci (54:21)
17. Jarryd Hillhouse (54:44)
18. Daffyd Nelson (55:23)
19. Vaughan Ramsay (55:26)
20. Shaun Griffith (56:20)
21. Michael Everard (58:57)

And since we didn’t have a rundown last week (rundown writer volunteers welcome – your club needs you!), here are the leaderboards from last week:

πŸ₯‡ James Ritchie 305.0km (on account of running across the country)
πŸ₯ˆ Bruce McLaren 129.1km
πŸ₯‰ Nick Impey 106.4km

πŸ₯‡ Suzy Whatmough 170.9km (on account of running a bit over halfway across the country)
πŸ₯ˆ Ria Woodfield 76.2km
πŸ₯‰ Michelle Beaumont 73.8km

πŸ₯‡ James Ritchie 8,983m
πŸ₯ˆ Ralph Street 3,085m
πŸ₯‰ Nick Impey 2,020m

πŸ₯‡ Suzy Whatmough 6,081m
πŸ₯ˆ Ellen Clague 1,240m
πŸ₯‰ Clare Fowler 1,136m


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