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Ranelagh Strava Rundown #216: The nippy one

nippy: adjective | 1. sharp, nimble, quick | 2. of the weather: chilly, cold

In keeping with the icy weather, our rundown this week is a special ‘nippy’ edition, offering a brisk whizz through this week’s Strava highlights. Before we rattle through, a huge collective pat on the back to everyone; despite the shorter hours we’ve still clocked a commendable 6,394 km over 755 activities!


🏃‍♀️ Shout to Ellie Lawley (the prettier one) who smashed her 10k PB at the Battersea 10km. Proving that there’s more than one fleet of foot Lawley, she clocked a fantastic 56:00, stating: ‘ I’m over the moon, haven’t got a 10km PB in over ten years! It was the perfect weather and company for it… 🌞🍁‘

🏃‍♂️ Not to be outdone (nothing like a bit of sibling rivalry to really get one going), the lesser (greater?) spotted Lawley (Dave) blistered through Osterley parkrun, with a course PB of 17:20 and claiming 2nd overall.

🏃 Staying firmly in parkrun-land, Natalie Haarer was lighting hot at Bognor Regis, taking1st lady (20:37) while Ria Woodfield zipped to 2nd lady at Guildford (21:12). Over in Margate, club president Ted Mockett blazed to 2nd overall (19:19); similarly, at Hanworth, in an unusual departure from ODP, Ed Forbes also powered to 2nd overall (19:07).

🐕‍🦺 But the parkrun glory of the week goes to Magnus, who trotted his way to a new PB (29:38), while dragging around a certain James Ritchie.

💙 James then paid it forward by brilliantly pacing Narissa Vox to her new 10k PB (59:10 on a slightly long course) at RunUK’s Kingston 10k. Not to be outdone, Lloyd Camp ran twice the distance in the half, taking 1st in his category (60+) in a rapid 1:50:27; while over in Wiltshire, Logan Jory also nabbed a half marathon PB (1:24:57), claiming he didn’t think he had it in him! 💪

🥳 But the whirlwind of the week award goes to our much loved Women’s Captain, Suzy Whatmough who claimed 1st lady, and 3rd overall, at the Copthorne 50k.

Here’s Suzy in her own words, ‘This weekend, I ran the Copthone 50k race. It’s three hilly loops around Box Hill and Headley Woods, and a really well organised event (recommended to anyone looking for a long race next year). I was doing the ‘short’ option, with others carrying on to do 5, 6 or 10 laps (i.e. 50 miles, 100km or 100 miles!). I was really pleased with 1st lady in the 50k, and 3rd place overall in a time of 5:01, and a good trophy haul!’


One last club race to go this year, the Mob Match versus Blackheath on Sunday 3 December at 12pm at Norman Park. This is a 7.5 mile course, and you can register on the day.

Just head to Norman Park Track, Norman Park, Hayes Lane, Bromley, BR2 9EJ where Blackheath have promised “a mixed course with fields, tracks and some woodland, but without any huge hills which may be a relief for some.

All are welcome and the more runners we field, the better our chances of winning! RANELAGH RAH RAH RAH!

The Leaderboards


🥇 Henry Fagan 100.9km
🥈 Ralph Street 99.5km
🥉 James Graham 96.3km

🥇 Suzy Whatmough 79.4km
🥈 Lizzie Broughton 68.5km
🥉 Sophia de Rivaz 57.5km


🥇 Ralph Street 2352m
🥈 James Graham 2246m
🥉 Eirin McDaid 1105m

🥇 Suzy Whatmough 2020m 🥉overall
🥈 Ria Woodfield 914m
🥉 Lizzie Broughton 718m

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Ellie Lawley nailing her PB @ Battersea 10k, with the help of some friends


Narissa Vox celebrating her PB @ RunUk Kingston 10k with superstar pacer James Ritchie

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