Herewith our version of the
results of the 100th Ranelagh Harriers vs Blackheath Mob
Match, the first of which was said to be the first mob match anywhere in
the world! Ranelagh, on their home Richmond Park Course fielded 65
runners and we managed 22 with 7 supporters including our President, who
led the club cry with PP Pat Calnan. Scoring 19 a-side we were well
beaten 230 points to 744. Robert Donohue ran well for 4th
place and Jane Bradshaw was the first woman in the race. Ranelagh
Harriers provided bottles of specially brewed celebration beer for the
100th running of this event, previous winner (and former
winner of the London Marathon) Hugh Jones was present.
The results include the
Bennett Cup leading positions, where John Leeson has an unassailable
lead prior to the final event, the closing 5 on 21st March.