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πŸ”·πŸ”Ά Ranelagh Strava Rundown Report #215 πŸ”ΆπŸ”·

Evenin’ all,

Let’s kick off with a cheer about the weather. Yes it’s been pretty bloody awful. But you know what that means… mud. Which if you’re running a fast 10k isn’t great, but if you’re running cross-country is pretty much exactly what you came for. So for these, and more of the 764 activities that we’ve participated in, that have made up 6,656km (if I had time I’d get out and run a 10k) this week, read on.

πŸ”Ή It was happy birthday to one of our members who had a post NYC shake out run. His time over the pond seems to have aged him somewhat – see if you can work out who he is in the pic below.

πŸ”Έ Wednesday saw a Barclays vs. HSBC battle for supremacy with Ted Mockett in the blue corner, taking on Jimmy Whistler in the red corner in the Inter Financial Services XC race, rather helpfully held in Richmond Park. Some fine running from our boys Jimmy finish in 14th of 105 over the 9.5km course with a time of 37:36, with Ted a mere 16 seconds behind. Well done the blues!

πŸ”Ή There have been a lot of exotic holiday locations on show this week – Chike Nweke is currently to be found running in Shanghai, Richard Willoughby in Hong Kong (“Lovely social run with the Hong Kong Harbour Runners. Commemorating 50 years since arriving here.“) and on the latest stops of their world tour Sam Roberts and Cordy Parker have been in Vietnam and Cambodia (see pics). At least to make them feel more at home, it’s been raining there too.

πŸ”Έ Meanwhile continuing her world tour, Fiona Jones has been getting in some Kenyan Hills with a difference… there in Kenya. Aided and abetted by a large entourage of enthusiastic youngsters it looks like Fiona may have solved the lack of Ranelagh youth issue once and for all (see pic).

πŸ”Ή Crusing closer to home, literally, was Eirin McDaid – though his hour long 15km and 40 min 10k on a treadmill were impressive, sadly the views weren’t quite up to the same level as those above and failed to make the cut.

πŸ”Έ Back on these fair shores in the weather we know and love Peter Cook was to be found on “Skiddaw + some other bits“, noting “Still learning this hilly business. Pretty limited visibility“. To save you a lot of learning Peter – pretty limited visibility is standard…

πŸ”Ή And so, to the weekend. ODP parkrun saw the 100th parkrun for Becca Ireland. Well done Becca! And there was also a Ranelagh 1-2 in the form of Andy Starr and Kris Davidson (despite the Bad Sneakers). Nice work!

πŸ”Έ Also braving a wet and slippery course was John Cadogan setting a new half marathon PB of 1:38:34 in Battersea Park.

πŸ”Ή Going the distance was Mike Thomas with 53km and 1500m of elevation ticked off on his “Kobe 8th annual 50km walk… peak district.. so lucky with weather.. another great day

πŸ”Έ Also enjoying good weather and the aftermath of bad were a crack team of Ranelites gathered at Parliament Hill for the London Cross-country Championships. Suzy Whatmough led the women’s team home for 17th of 28 teams, with a brilliant individual 8th place of 261 over the 6km course the women’s team. Cecily Day was close behind (24th) followed by Wiebke Kortum (119th) and Clare Day (200th) on her debut at Parliament Hill. Sally Bamford (212th) and Carol Aikin (216th) were shortly behind. Times as below:

Suzy Whatmough 24:33
Cecily Day 25:23
Wiebke Kortum 30:58
Clare Day 35:34
Sally Bamford 36:35
Carol Aikin 37:05

πŸ”Ή For the men, over a slighly long 10km course it was veteran Mark Herbert who took the honours(120th of 445) over youngsters Leslie Howard (139th) and Matt Hirschler (147th). Michael Morris 153rd) was close behind, followed by a bit more of a gap back to James Ritchie (371st) and Ric Motti (another debutant, 428th) who were concentrating on getting as much time on the course as they could. The team finished 21st of 36 teams. Times below:
Mark Herbert 45:17
Leslie Bailey 45:58
Matthew Hirschler 46:17
Michael Morris 46:43
James Ritchie 57:30
Ric Motti 1:06:17

πŸ”Έ Not enjoying the mud quite so much today was Shaun Griffith in the Hampton Court 10km. Going through halfway in 19:37 with a 40 minute target, the second half consisted of “proper XC conditions through the golf course. Wind, drizzle, puddles and lots of mud… slipped at the 6km mark. Took it easy after that.” for a 41:28 finish. Nice work Shaun.

πŸ”Ή Top prize for emoji use this week goes to Lizzie Broughton with today’s “βœ”οΈ in the πŸ“¦“. And house that I’m looking to crash next time it’s on the menu is Ted Mockett’s after his “Jog home. Goat tagine for dinner!” 🀀

And speaking of good food….

Announcement πŸ“’

Ranelagh Christmas Party πŸŽ„Saturday 2 December @ 6pm
The last date for booking has bene extended and is now 22 November. Do get yourself signed up now, before it’s too late!

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 @ https://bookings.designmynight.com/place-your-order?booking_id=6502aa93cf89a0439421434a πŸ‘ˆ

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

Distance:

πŸ₯‡ Ralph Street 120.3km
πŸ₯ˆ James Riley 116.3km
πŸ₯‰ Jonathan Moore 110.1km

πŸ₯‡ Suzy Whatmough 65.8km
πŸ₯ˆ Cecily Day 60.5km
πŸ₯‰ Lizzie Broughton 54.7km

Climbers:

πŸ₯‡ Ralph Street 2905m
πŸ₯ˆ Peter Cook 1870m
πŸ₯‰ Garan Jenkin 1054m
(Honarary mention for Mike Thomas whose 1500m ascent was recorded as a walk)

πŸ₯‡ Sally Minchella 840m
πŸ₯ˆ Kathy Henry 824m
πŸ₯‰ Rebecca Bissel 777m
(Part of a quintuple with Ciaran o’Donnell and Maria Jovani enjoying the Surrey Hills today at their finest, see pic….. and also thanks to Toby Cooper for a great Surrey Hills sunrise 😊).

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