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Ranelagh Strava Rundown #204

There has been more 770 activities and over 6000 km ran by you. Whatever was the reason for your running, whether “it is 30 minutes run to decide what to cook for dinner” by Cecily Day, or “run to De- stress after a frustrating Day ( James Russell), happy running and cooking. you all have done an awesome job. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

๐Ÿ’™ The 2023 class of our annual ladies-only couch-to-5k running course culminated on Tuesday 18 July, with the 7 graduates completing 2 laps of Sidmouth Woods. The 8-week programme, aimed at complete beginners wishing to confidently run 5 km at their own pace, was delivered by Inter 3 coach Deborah Blakemore, with the support of Kelly Thomas, Becca Ireland and Louise Wapshott. The results were:

๐Ÿ’™ Elly May 35.09
๐Ÿ’› Sarah Lee 35.24
๐Ÿ’™ Elizabeth Coles 35.38
๐Ÿ’› Claire Roberts 35.41
๐Ÿ’™ Christina Sanchez Graham 35.50
๐Ÿ’› Sarah Moran 36.03
๐Ÿ’™ Anja Singer 39.52

Huge shout out to everyone who ran, and especially to Kelly, Becca & Louise who were instrumental in stepping up when Deborah was injured and supporting the programme from start to finish. Well done everyone!

๐Ÿ’ต: Great City Race

5K course took place on Tuesday evening. The runners had the opportunity to pass through some of the capital’s iconic landmarks, such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower 42, and the Bank of England. Here are the finishing times of the top Ranelagh runners:

โ€ข Marc Leyshon – 16:58
โ€ข James Whistler – 17:11
โ€ข Phill Collins – 17:13
โ€ข James Ritchie – 19:12
โ€ข Sally Minchella – 20:59

Sally Minchella’s performance was outstanding as it was her fastest 5K time. It must have been a proud moment for her to achieve such a milestone. Overall, it seems like a fantastic event that brought together both competitive spirit and the opportunity to enjoy the city’s landmarks while running.


It’s great to hear about the top performers in various Parkrun events yesterday.

Jonathan Smith was the fastest in Black Parkrun, Ian Kenton secured the top spot in Clair Parkrun, Eirin Mc Daid achieved the fastest time in Parke Parkrun, Joshua Charkin demonstrated his speed in Letchworth Parkrun followed by Lucy Urbas ,the first lady and Natalie Haarer proved to be the fastest lady in Queen Elizabeth Parkrun. Congratulations to Claire Day for achieving 300th Parkrun.

๐Ÿ”ถ๏ธ North Down 50: Alberto Esquevillas completed his first ever marathon, and an even more impressive feat, his first ultra-marathon, covering a challenging 50 km looped route through the scenic Surrey hills, the North Downs Way, and the surrounding countryside.

Running a marathon is a significant achievement on its own, but taking on the extra distance of an ultra-marathon requires exceptional endurance and mental strength. The Surrey hills and North Downs Way are known for their beautiful yet challenging terrain, making it an even more remarkable accomplishment for Alberto to conquer such a course for his first ultra-marathon

๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธElmbridge 10k:

On Sunday morning in Walton on Thames, there was a fantastic gathering of enthusiastic runners, represented by a significant turnout of Blue and Amber shirts, likely the Ranelagh Running Club members. Here are the finishing times of some of the notable participants:

โ€ข Chris Davidson – 35:47
โ€ข David Ready – 36:16
โ€ข Michael Morris – 37:04
โ€ข Nichola Douglas – 38:09 (an impressive PB and 3rd place in the age category)
โ€ข Shaun Griffith – 38:30
โ€ข Stewart Santon – 38:40
โ€ข Hadi K – 40:55
โ€ข Mike Lane – 42:16
โ€ข Vaughan Ramsay – 43:56
โ€ข Paul Wapshott – 49:13
โ€ข Sally Bamford – 54:35
โ€ข Colette Doran- 57:41

Moreover, it’s worth acknowledging the outstanding performance of the Ranelagh men’s team, who managed to secure the 3rd position on the podium. It speaks to their strong teamwork and competitive spirit.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San Francisco Marathon:

Gareth Williams completed the San Francisco marathon in 2:49:26. It is an incredible achievement! It’s a challenging course known for its hilly terrain, and Gareth compares it to Hampton Hill.

๐ŸŽ‰: ๐Ÿ†Congratulations to James Riley for being selected as the recipient of the Ranelagh 2023 President’s award! This prestigious honor is well-deserved, as James achieved a remarkable feat by completing the Bob Graham Ultra-Marathon last year. What makes his achievement even more special is that he is the first Ranelagh member to accomplish this challenging ultra-marathon.

The Bob Graham Ultra-Marathon is a grueling and renowned endurance event, typically covering 66 miles with around 27,000 feet of ascent, encompassing 42 of the Lake District’s highest peaks. Completing such a demanding race is a testament to James Riley’s dedication, perseverance, and exceptional athleticism.

His accomplishment will surely serve as an inspiration to fellow Ranelagh members and the running community at large. The President’s award is a fitting recognition of his extraordinary achievement, and it highlights his significant contribution to the club.

It’s great to hear that many Ranelaties are making the most of their school holiday and continuing to stay active by running in various locations around the world! Running is a fantastic way to explore new places and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It seems like they are having a diverse and exciting running experience. Here’s a list of some Ranelaties who have been spotted running during their travels:

Alex Ring and Claire Warner – Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น and Slovenia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Henry Faghan – Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
Aoife Kilpatrick- Kosovo ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ and Albania ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Jonathan Moore – Greece is
Ann and Kevin Kearey Dave Lawley and Kathy Henry- France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Mike Thomas – Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
Gareth Williams – San Francisco ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sergio Stillacci – Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Ben Anderson – New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Tristan Thornhill – Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Running in different countries and terrains can offer unique challenges and unforgettable experiences. It’s inspiring to see people embracing fitness and adventure during their vacations. Happy running to all the Ranelaties

๐ŸŽ‚ Happy 50th birthday to Vaughan Ramsay who passed half a century on Tuesday

๐Ÿฅณ Pep up your summer holidays by joining in the utterly hilarious, totally bonkers, ‘why-not-give-it-a-whirl’, family-friendly Ranelagh event that is Dave’s cRaZY Track Meet, taking place Sunday 6 August @ Osterley track from 1-5pm. Open to all members, friends & family, thereโ€™s something (including non-running events) for everyone, with music, picnics (BYO) plus lots of fun & laughter. All you need to do is fill in this Google form: ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

The Leaderboards


๐Ÿฅ‡ Michael Morris 101 km
๐Ÿฅˆ Jonathan Moore 100.2 km
๐Ÿฅ‰ George Bailey 95.2km

๐Ÿฅ‡ Nicola Douglas 88.4km
๐Ÿฅˆ RebeccaBissell 55.9km
๐Ÿฅ‰ Neha Rani 52.7 km

๐Ÿฅ‡Sergio Stillacci 2628 m
๐Ÿฅˆ Matt Hirschler 1307m
๐Ÿฅ‰ Eirin Mc Daid 1167m

๐Ÿฅ‡ Vierka Leaf 493 m
๐Ÿฅˆ Keely Philips 474m
๐Ÿฅ‰ Ruth Gledhill 445m


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Elmbridge 10k Finishers


The 2023 class of our annual ladies-only couch-to-5k running course


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