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Ranelagh Strava Rundown #214

The Rundown report has become an integral part of the Ranelagh DNA on Sunday nights. The excitement of delving into the latest updates from our running world is palpable. However, in recent weeks, we’ve noticed that with only a few members at our headquarters, we are in need of your contributions more than ever.

If you can spare the time to write a report each week, we can guarantee the publication of this weekly report with unwavering regularity every Sunday night. Your dedication is not just appreciated; it’s crucial to our success

πŸ”ΆοΈLet’s kick things off with a big, hearty apology to anyone whose fantastic achievements we might’ve accidentally overlooked in our last week’s report, which was all about the mob match. Oops, our bad!

Now, let’s give a rousing round of applause and a virtual high-five to James Whistler for conquering the New York Marathon. James took on his 3rd marathon out of the legendary “6 Majors,” and you won’t believe it – his legs decided to take a coffee break after the first half! Despite some leisurely strolling and sprinting in the second half, he still managed an impressive 3 hours and 12 minutes. Talk about determination!

Over in Wales, it was muddy and sandy chaos as Mike Thomas (1 hour and 44 minutes), Ed Smith (1:45), and James Russell (1:51) had an absolute blast at the Angelsey trail half marathon. Maybe they were hoping for a beach day instead of a race! πŸ–οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Keep up the great work, folks! πŸŽ‰

πŸ†Surrey League:

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈThe second week of the 2023/24 Surrey League Division 1 brought us back to the muddy fields, but what a sight it was! The blue and sunny skies graced us with a delightful day for both our men and women’s teams.

Our unstoppable women’s team began their journey with 2 laps around the field at 11:00.

Suzy Whatmough led the charge as our fastest lady, clocking in at 22 minutes and 57 seconds, securing the 25th overall spot. Right on her heels, we had Cecily Day, finishing in 23 minutes and 6 seconds, and grabbing the 31st spot overall. The third position was claimed by Lizzie Broughton with a time of 25 minutes and 14 seconds. Clare Fowler wasn’t far behind, posting a time of 26 minutes and 58 seconds, while Maia Rushby rounded out the top 5 with a time of 28 minutes and 49 seconds. What an incredible team effort!

They were closely pursued by the rest of our fantastic runners: Rebecca Bissel (29 minutes and 9 seconds), Aoife Kilpatrick (29 minutes and 14 seconds), Claire Warner (30 minutes and 43 seconds), Clare Day (31 minutes and 26 seconds), and Sally Bamford (33 minutes and 5 seconds), who also happened to clinch the 5th spot in her age category.

Natalie Haarer deserves a special mention, completing the race in 25 minutes and 13 seconds, although it seems she mysteriously went missing from the official results.

🌟: 🌟: Let’s give a standing ovation and a round of applause to the “Clare-Claire Coalition” of Ranelagh! These amazing individuals made up a whopping 30% of our formidable ladies’ team. We didn’t just run a race; we orchestrated a Clare-o-rama or a Claire-palooza! Talk about a ‘Clare’ly dominant presence!

πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈIn the afternoon, it was time for the mighty men to kick off their 8.5k race. Peter Cook set the pace, blazing through the course in just over 30 minutes, securing the 66th overall position. What a beast!

The Men’s Team A brought the thunder with Jonathan Smith (115), Dave Lawley (148), David Ready (154), Ross McDonald (157), Chris Davidson (166), James Riley (173), Ed Perry (184), Mark Herbert (196), and Ted Mockett (204), all contributing to an awe-inspiring performance. They didn’t just run; they conquered!

But wait, there’s more! Our team is so deep in talent that it feels like an endless roster of champions. Graham Weller, Stewart Santon, Ed Forbes, Peter Haarer, Andy Starr, Sergio Stillacci, Tom Cameron, Marc Snaith, Mike Thomas, and Hadi K.

πŸ”·οΈ in other news:

Jonathan Moore had quite the adventure when he decided to pay a visit to Dorney Lake. He didn’t just go sightseeing; he rolled up his sleeves and participated in the Runthrough Half Marathon. And guess what? He breezed through it in a mere 1 hour and 19 minutes, clinching the 4th place overall. If that’s not impressive enough, he also snagged the top spot in his age category – talk about showing the young guns how it’s done!

Meanwhile, down at Battersea Park, Jon Lear was on a mission to conquer the Sri Chinmoy 10k race, and conquer he did! He zoomed through the course in just under 48 minutes, proving that he’s got speed to burn. Maybe it’s those Chinmoy vibes giving him a turbo boost!

And let’s not forget to give a massive shoutout to Ellie Lawley, the resolution queen! She made her New Year’s resolution to hit her 100th Parkrun, and she did it! It’s like achieving your life goals before breakfast – just casually epic.

Announcement πŸ“’

Ranelagh Christmas Party πŸŽ„Saturday 2 December @ 6pm
Join us for a jolly Ranelagh Christmas Party at The Anglers pub in Teddington (by the lock) on Saturday 2nd December from 6pm until late.

We have the restaurant area reserved just for our festive gathering with options for a 2 course (Β£40pp) or 3 course (Β£44pp) Christmas dinner, catering for all dietary requirements.

This Christmas soiree is the perfect time to mingle with fellow members and share the joy of the season together. Partners and significant others most welcome.

You can book your place and make your menu selection @ πŸ‘ˆ

Last date for booking is Friday 17th November. We can’t wait to celebrate with you and look forward to the 2nd December πŸ₯³

Warmest wishes Rebecca & Hadi πŸ’™πŸ’›

The Leaderboards


πŸ₯‡ Ralph Street 104.1 km
πŸ₯ˆ Jonathan Moore 103.6km
πŸ₯‰ Toni Borreda 102.3km

πŸ₯‡ Lizzie Broughton 78.7km
πŸ₯ˆ Suzy Whatmough 66.6km
πŸ₯‰ Cecily Day 60.6km

πŸ₯‡Ralph Street 2605m
πŸ₯ˆ James Graham 1569m
πŸ₯‰ Garan Jenkin 1067m

πŸ₯‡ Suzy Whatmough 1251m
πŸ₯ˆ Lizzie Broughton 903m
πŸ₯‰ Rebecca Bissel 731m

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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