- World Athletics Heritage Plaque Awarded to Thames Hare and Hounds
We are delighted and honoured to have been named today (9 December 2021) as one of seven new recipients of a World Athletics Heritage Plaque. The programme was inaugurated by World Athletics President Sebastian Coe on 2 December 2018 and today’s announcement brings the total number of plaques worldwide to 71.
- Oxford vs Cambridge University RacesHonours were even in the 2021 Oxford-Cambridge University Races, hosted by Thames Hare and Hounds on Saturday 4th December. In the 45th Ladies’ Race, despite the Light Blues taking the first two places through Nancy Scott (Newnham) – repeating her 2018 success – and Niamh Bridson-Hubbard (Magdalene), excellent packing from Oxford, filling places 3, 4, 5, ...
- Oxford vs Cambridge University Race: Saturday 4th December
This Saturday sees Thames hosting the Oxford-Cambridge University Cross-Country Race, once again. It will be the 125th anniversary of our first hosting of the contest in 1896. The order of events is as follows:
- 1.00 p.m.: 29th Old Blues’ Race
- 2.00 p.m.: 45th Ladies’ Race
- 2.45 p.m.: 130th Gentlemen’s Race.
The races will all start from the Thames Hare and Hounds’ headquarters at the Memorial Playing Fields, Roehampton Vale.
- Annual Report 2020-21Our Annual Report for our 153rd season (2020-21) can be found here.
- Thames 2020 Outlying Run
Following an even longer delay than the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Thames 2020 Outlying Run in Streatley-on-Thames finally happened this weekend. It turned out to be worth waiting for: a wonderful combination of lovely weather, very comfortable accommodation, great running routes, a classic pub next door, excellent food and, of course, entertaining Thames company.
- Enter our Summer Dash For The Splash 10k – 15 AugustWe’re thrilled that entries for our Dash For The Splash 10k are now open. The race is on Sunday 15 August and is special as it’s part of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons’ 150th anniversary celebrations. The run includes our ever popular trip through Beverley Brook and has become a favourite for many. Entries are £20 ...
- Great to welcome our Second Sunday 5 back
It was a pleasure to host runners back for our April Second Sunday 5. It was a lovely sunny spring day and 22 Thames members either toed the line in person or ran a virtual five miles. Congratulations to Rupert Ferguson for an excellent run especially. Full results will be on the SS5 website shortly, with THH results in the link
- January’s Second Sunday 5
It was a cold and frosty weekend so perfect for the first ‘lockdown’ Second Sunday 5 of the year. 23 saltires clocked a time, with Nic Gould and Jess Davies coming out on top. Full results for all 61 runners are at www.secondsunday5.com and THH results in the link below.
- December’s Second Sunday 5
It was great to be running on the Common again, even if the weather was far from festive. Well done to Richard Ollington and Jess Davies who were fastest Thames runners over the course, with 29 Thames members in all completing the course. THH results in the link.
- Oxford and Cambridge Virtual 5km Mob Match
In place of the traditional Varsity Match on the first Saturday of December, Thames hosted an Oxford vs Cambridge 5km Virtual Mob Match from 3rd-6th. Thirty-six alumni took part, 26 for the Dark Blues and 10 for the Light Blues. A number of contests were scored, each resulting in comfortable wins for Oxford:
- 2020 Oxford-Cambridge Varsity Cross-Country RacesSadly, due to the current social restrictions, we will not be able to host the Oxford-Cambridge Cross-Country Races on their traditional date of the first Saturday in December this year. This will be the first time since December 1944 that the event has not taken place in December. However, the good news is that provisionally, ...
- November’s virtual Second Sunday
Well done to Iain Sheridan and Ellen Weir who took the THH honours at November’s SS5. 26 Thames men and ladies took part in our virtual run – with lovely autumnal running – mist burning through for a beautiful day. THH results in the full link.
- October Second Sunday 5 / opening handicap
For the first time in seven months, we were back racing on The Common and it was really great to see everyone again. Social distancing provided a semi-chasing format to October’s Second Sunday 5 and opening handicap with runners starting at 20 second intervals, fastest first and a new course which worked well. Richard Ollington and Charlotte Mason were fastest over the course with excellent runs too from Bertie Daniels and new signing Felicity Hayward. Combined results from ‘on course’ and virtual runs are below – with handicap results to follow very shortly.
- Thames Hare and Hounds Annual Report: 152nd season (2019-20)The Annual Report for our 152nd season (2019-20) can be found here.
- Ellen wins our September SS5
Very well done to Ellen Weir who was fastest overall in September’s SS5. While the appeal of virtual racing may be waning a little, 17 saltires took part – some over the improved course, most on a range of different courses. All enjoyed the glorious late summer weather. THH results in the link.
- August Second Sunday 5
It was another baking hot weekend and 15 Saltires continued the virtual SS5 tradition. Matt Jones was fastest, clocking second place overall, with Iain Sheridan showing the benefits of lockdown training in a smoking hot time. Full Thames results in the link.
- July’s Second Sunday 5
Well done to Kevin Bonney and Andrea Stehlikova who were fastest for Thames over this month’s Second Sunday 5. Seventeen Saltires did the run, out of a total of 60 runners. Nearly everyone seemed to enjoy the lovely weather too. THH results in the link, with full results on the www.secondsunday5.org website.
- Summer Handicap 5
Jim Foster won our virtual Summer Handicap 5 just ahead of Ilona Kriauzaite and Andrea Stehlikova. A number of runners ventured back onto the Common for a socially distanced run round, while the handicapers had the pleasure of both adjusting for terrain as well as expected speed. Well done to our 22 runners, both for running and also the stream of imaginative excuses for a large handicap (see the image). Results in the link.
- June Second Sunday Results
Nineteen Thames men and ladies ran our June virtual Second Sunday 5. Iain Sheridan showed the benefits of his lockdown diet and training to clock a cracking time for first Thamesman home. And it was a pleasure to have THH runners take part from across the country – from the Rosens in the Lake District to those closer to the Common. Click the link for full THH times.
- Ed runs 100 miles (in 1 day) in lockdownWhile most people were out in the park or common (socially distanced) on Bank Holiday Monday, Ed was running 100 miles. He says: The 100 mile race I usually run in May, from London to Oxford, was cancelled so when the organizers (Centurion Running) put on a virtual 100 mile as a replacement I knew I ...
- Gordon and Ellen win our May ‘virtual’ Second Sunday 5
95 runners and 29 saltires took part in our May ‘virtual’ VE weekend Second Sunday 5. In hindsight morning of Friday or Saturday was the best time to run, with the wind picking up on Sunday and the temperature dropping making fast times harder. None of which was a problem for Ellen Weir who took the ladies’ victory while Gordon warmed up for his Sunday dinner with a victory in the men’s race. THH results in the link.
- John Bryant 1944-2020Quite simply, John Bryant was one of the great Thames men, giving over 50 years of unstinting service to the club. He joined Thames in 1967 straight from Queen’s College, Oxford. While at Oxford, he competed in the Tortoises-Spartans (second team) cross-country race in 1964, 1965 and 1966, finishing 12th, 14th and 4th and being ...
- Virtual Second Sunday 5
32 Thames men and ladies ran our Easter virtual Second Sunday 5. Ellen Weir produced the performance of the weekend with an amazing 31.41 while the allure of pancakes at the end powered Nic Gould to the fastest time. Jam, scones and clotted cream was the best cake eaten, though Gordon Pearce will advise eating these after the run – not before. Click for full THH results
- Thames Virtual 5km #thh5kmWith events understandably cancelled far and wide, Thames came together virtually this weekend to complete a 5km time trial. With all racing individually across Saturday and Sunday, wind conditions and finding your flattest local course were key. Keeping 2m from passersby was also of course a challenge for those of us in busier areas. However ...
- James splashes to victory
James McMullan took victory in our Long Distance Handicap – splashing to victory through a course that was more puddle than mud. James led home ahead of Jess Davies and Rory Spicer, with Katy Hedgethorne fastest lady over the course. Click below for full results.
- Mud bath at The National 2020Toughing it out over the worst mud in years Thames came away with an ever improving National performance: 6th Ladies team and 9th Men's team
- Surrey League – Ladies Race 4Thankfully the day before Storm Ciara hit, the Thames Ladies turned out in force for the final race of the 2019-2020 league in Richmond Park. The competition was on, as we started the day 11 points behind Clapham. Emails were sent, phone calls and favours called in to achieve a full strength team of 15 ...
- 302 runners Dash The Splash!
We had a tremendous turnout for 2020’s Dash For The Splash 10k. The weather was dry, the course at its wettest, and the Splash at almost thigh high levels. A really successful weekend for Thames – big thanks to all who helped with the organisation and congratulations to our 15 THH runners who ran round.
- Ladies Surrey League 3On the 11th of January, fresh for the new year and decade 15 Thames ladies turned out on Wimbledon common and what a team performance it was! Some amazing runs saw us win with a season low 50 points, almost wiping out the gap to Clapham whom we trail by just 11 points going into the ...
- South of Thames 2019For the first time in many years, we fielded a reasonable number of runners for the South of Thames championship team race. The weather and course could be billed as 100% cross country, with the wet weather of the last few months resulting in Lloyd park varying between ankle deep mud and extensive bog. As ...
- 120 run December’s Second Sunday 5
Sixteen Saltires ran round in a bumper field of over 120. The race was won by Pat Wright and Chloe Baker from Ranelagh and TVH with David Symons and Andrea Stehlikova first home for Thames. It was pleasure to see so many from Fulham along too. Click the headline for full Thames results.
- 2019 Oxford-Cambridge University Cross-Country Races
On Saturday 7th December, Cambridge took the honours in both the ladies’ and gentlemen’s races for the first time since 2013. In the 44th Ladies’ Race, the anticipated very close race materialised. The Light Blues had the power at the top end of the race with four of the first six home; however, Oxford’s greater strength-in-depth meant that they packed the middle order from seventh to 11th and the result was in doubt until the very end. In the end, it was Cambridge’s top-end strength that won the day and they narrowly squeezed home by 39 points to 41. This was the closest team result since 2000 when Oxford won by a point.
- London Champs 20197 Ladies and 7 gents made the journey to the iconic Parliament Hill for the London Champs. The course was particularly tough for this point in the season, a muddy soup from the particularly wet autumn. Excellent preparation for January, when we will all be back for the Southerns. Both teams finished in creditable 9th ...
- Blackheath and Bromley Harriers celebrate 150 years!
Congratulations to Blackheath and Bromley for reaching their 150 years. They celebrated in fine style with an Anniversary Dinner at the House of Commons. Despite being a relatively young club by Thames standards (sorry couldn’t resist…), Blackheath & Bromley have achieved great success over the years and they continue to make great contributions to their local community and particularly the wider UK Athletics community.
- Surrey Masters ChampionshipsFor many of us, Morden Park was a new venue for XC. We were greeted with sunshine, grass, hills, mud and big puddles. 7 ladies became 5 on the day (get well soon Andrea B and Beks). Congratulations go to all 5 but especially Charlotte Mason who was fastest lady and a clear winner of the W35 ...
- Ladies Surrey League 1Reigate provided a proper cross country course to start the season, with plenty of mud, steep hills and rough descents. In drizzly conditions, but luckily not the torrential rain forecast, 9 ladies dusted off their spikes to do battle. With several late dropouts due to illness and a number of key team members missing, we ...
- National Road RelaysFor the first time in recent years Thames were represented at the National 4 stage road relays held at Sutton Park, Birmingham on the 6th October. The ladies team came a fantastic 28th out of 64 complete teams. The race consisted of 4 x 4.33km legs on a hilly course around roads in the park. Liz ...
- Opening handicap a great season opener
Andrea Stehlikova took the tankard at the opening handicap with Richard Ollington and Natalie Seymour taking victories in the Short Distance Challenge for fastest over the course. It was a splendid start to the season with 31 runners taking part, the course in perfect condition and even the company of Ziggi the pug who joined us mid field for an unscheduled extra mile. Full results below.
- Southern Road RelaysAt Crystal Palace on Sunday, 17 Saltires braved the rain to enjoy the hills of South London. The course was fast, and the steep descent back to the finish on the track was particularly fun. Our Ladies A team finish of 19th was a brilliant result, especially given the quality of the opposition. It was ...
- Thames Hare and Hounds Annual Report: 151st season (2018-19)The Annual Report for our 151st Season (2018-19) can be found here.
- Surrey Road RelaysThe new season opened with the Surrey Road Relays, in traditional sunshine at Wimbledon Park last weekend. We had a great turn out of 4 ladies and one men’s team,enjoying the struggle up the hill as well as the descent back into the park! Well done to our Ladies A team, made up of Claire Altmann, ...
- July RacesThe Wedding Day 7k is a local firm favourite for many a Saltire over the years and this edition was no exception. 10 of us took part and the rain just about held off. As always we all enjoyed rediscovering that 7km is two long kilometers further than 5km. Your Captain Alex Mackula was first ...
- Parkland Relays 2019 HighlightsThanks to Matt for making this great highlights video
- Thames at the Night of the 10k PBs
Thames fielded four runners at the iconic Night of the 10000 PBs at Highgate – led home by James Hoad who ran an excellent Personal Best of 30.35.
- Thames at the JP Morgan Corporate ChallengeVery well done to Bethanie Murray who took the ladies’ title in a sparkling 20.11 over the 3.5mile course. Thames was out in force over the two nights, including Gordon Pearce and Ben Reynolds.
- Harry Hawkes 10
Amy Aronson was first home for Thames and fifth lady in a sparkling 65 minutes. Six Thames men and ladies toed the line – full results below.
- Sun shines on the Summer Handicap
On Saturday 22nd June, a small but classy group of Thames runners used the Summer Handicap as a good appetite builder for the Summer Wine Party held that evening.
- 26th Parkland Relays – 12th June 2019On Wednesday 12th June, in very damp conditions, 110 teams drawn from a range of running clubs in south west London contested the 26th Parkland Relays. In the ladies’ competition, Thames regained the title they won in 2017, winning by over two minutes from Ful-on Tri and Clapham Chasers. West 4 Harriers provided the first ...
- Greenbelt Relay 2019 Race ReportThe Greenbelt Relay, simple in concept, in execution complex. A 220 mile lap of London divided into 22 legs over 2 days, teams of 11 runners, each of whom must run a leg per day, 2 legs in total. In addition each team must marshal and provide 2 water stations. Enter 2 teams and mysteriously ...
- Richmond Half MarathonPaul Cheetham had an excellent run for 3rd place in 1.12.54. Anri Cohen, Andrea Stehlikova and Andrew Mcleod also ran well for 1.32, 1.39 and 1.47 respectively.
- Thames dominate the 2019 Green Belt RelayFor the first time in the 25 year history of the race Thames won the Greenbelt Relay! Moreover we did it in some style, running the fastest time ever over the current course, winning with a mixed team, beating perennial champions Serpentine Men by 52 minutes, taking 17 individual stage victories, winning the men’s King ...
- Thames win silver at BMAF Road RelaysCongratulations to Ben Reynolds, Paul Cheetham, Andy Weir and Justin Reid for a great silver at the BMAF M45 Road Relay Championships with Paul running the second fastest leg of the day.
- Thames goes to the seaside
This year’s Outlying Run was held at Swanage in the Isle of Purbeck. We were blessed by great weather, some wonderful coastal running, plenty of hills and the occasional castle. Plus the creature comforts of great accommodation and excellent food…
- May’s Second Sunday 5
Joe Gale led home this month’s field of 79 runners including 14 Saltires. It was a beautiful day for running and big thanks, as ever, to our helpful team of eight pioneers and timekeepers. THH results below.
- Thames leads the London Marathon (for the first mile)
Ten Thames men and ladies toed the line for this year’s London Marathon. Stars of the show were Richard Ollington – who put in a 4.30 first mile to mix it with the leaders – before settling in for a 2.34 showing. And Rebekah Edgar who who ran a brilliant first marathon to close in 3.05. In all we had four runners in under three hours with other great performances from the evergreen Jerry Watson (3h 10) and Toby Pearson (2h 41) and Gordon Perace (2h 37). Full draft results below.
- April Second Sunday 5
Twenty Saltires toed the line for April’s Second Sunday 5. Run in lovely Spring-like conditions, Anri Cohen was first lady home with David Symons first man. THH results below.
- Thames Towpath 10Well done to Christian Pohl (1.19), Himani Gupta (1.21) and Jim Foster (1.26) who ran the Thames Towpath 10. A lovely Spring day for it!
- Gordon Masters the 10 miler
Gordon Pearce dominated the 10 mile handicap in Richmond Park – both winning the race outright and also taking handicap honours. Mara Yamauchi and Rebekah Edgar came in together as fastest ladies. Results below.
- Outlying Run Recce
This year’s Outlying Run is based in Swanage, Dorset and a small group of members spent a wonderful day this week doing a final check on the Youth Hostel and recce’ing routes. Here’s a taste of what to expect…
- South Downs Way 50David Symons was second M50 over this classic ultra course running from Worthing to Eastbourne. With skylarks for company most of the way it was a lovely way to spend 8 hours of running.
- Paddock Wood Half MarathonGordon Pearce and James Chettle both had great runs for 1.11 and 1.12 respectively and 19th and 23rd spot in a high quality field.
- 36th Thames Hare & Hounds vs South London Harriers Mob Match
Thames won the 36th Mob Match against South London Harriers by 168 points to 340, scoring 15-a-side.
- World Indoor Championships, Torun, PolandMany congratulations to the plentiful number of Saltires who won medals at the Masters World Championships in Torun, Poland. Ben Reynolds won gold in the M55 cross-country (team bronze), Michael Johnson was part of the British team that won the V75 cross-country team title, Denise Barnett was 5th in the W45 cross-country (and led the GB team to ...
- Kingston Breakfast runsWith the clock change it was an early start for runners in the Kingston Breakfast Runs. Rebekkah Edgar clocked 1.50 in the 16miles with Patrick Healey close behind. Anri Cohen came 41st overall in the 8 mile in 57 minutes.
- Masters success at StormontWith a team gold, an individual gold for Ben Reynolds (M55), and three bronze medals for Martin Shore (M40) Paul Cheetham (M45) and Andy Weir (M50), our Thames team will be buying some extra baggage allowance for the flight home.
- March Second Sunday 5
Fifteen Thames men and ladies ran our March SS5. Simon Gardner was first home for Thames in 5th spot with Hannah-Mai Flynn first lady home. It was great to be back on the proper side of the brook, but my goodness was it muddy. The gale force wind helped everyone up the Toastrack too.
- Thames Success in Surrey Ladies LeagueIn the long awaited final fixture of the 2018-2019 Ladies Surrey League, at Lloyd Park on Saturday 2nd March a successful Thames team defended their overall title. The scoring A team were led by Natalie Seymour in 3rd, her best run of a season. Hot on her heels were Bethanie Murray in 4th and Katy Hedgethorne ...
- David Jenkins takes the Long Distance honoursA lovely spring afternoon saw David Jenkins take the win in the long distance handicap. David led from the front, leaving the chasing pack to a tight tussle for the minor places. Congrats to Andrea Stehkova who took second just ahead of Jeff Armitage and Paul Newby (who put his loss down to a savage ...
- A very successful Dash for The Splash 10kMany thanks to our 42 Thames men and ladies who hosted a really excellent Dash For The Splash 10k. It was our largest ever field, with 325 entries and perfect weather. The race was won by Matt Jones, and in all seventeen saltires toed the line.
- Brighton Half MarathonWell done to Toby Pearson who clocked an excellent 1.16 for 34th place at the Brighton Half Marathon. James Wingrave (1.58) and Paul Keeler (2.00) also ran for Thames.
- Thames at the National XC ChampsA sizeable Saltire contingent made the journey up to Harewood House near Leeds for the National and it was well worth the trip for the excellent course, large and highly competitive fields and the balmy conditions. First up were the Ladies (who were unfortunately depleted by injury), Bethanie Murray ran very well for 48th and ...
- Hampton Court HalfWell done to Rory Spicer, Paul Whitlock and Himani Gupta who completed this weekend’s Hampton Court Half. Lovely spring-like conditions compared to last year’s snow!
- Successful end to the Surrey League season for the MenThe final Men’s Surrey League race of the 2018-19 competition was at Lloyd Park in Croydon and for what felt like the first time this season there was an enjoyable amount of mud. James Hoad’s fine form continued as he led us home in 6th closely followed by Jim Allchin in 8th (this meant Jim finished ...
- Ladies Surrey League Match 3We had a sunny but very windy day out in Richmond Park, for the 3rd Ladies Surrey League match of the season. Thames had another solid performance, coming in second again to a strong Herne Hill who closed a team in the top 15. On a two lap course, there were a few hills to ...
- Victory for Thames Ladies at SouthernsOn a cold January at the famous Parliament Hill course, Thames Ladies won the SEAA Southern Cross Country Championship, with some superlative running from all. Returning to Parliament Hill after enjoyable runs at London Champs back in November, the course was still relatively dry and enthusiasm for the mud and hills was high! Despite the ...
- Thames takes to the fells
A small group of Thames’ runners took on the only fell race in the south east…
- Great results for Thames at 3rd Men’s Surrey LeagueThe third round of the Men’s Surrey League on Saturday surpassed expectations. As with the previous League races, the racing at Mitcham Common was high quality and hard fought and it was a day of great results for Thames. Jamie Parkinson made his Surrey League debut with a brilliant victory, a full 22 seconds clear ...
- First Second Sunday of 2019
Near record numbers enjoyed mild weather and an unnaturally dry course…
- Strong start to 2019 at the Surrey ChampionshipsThe Thames 2019 racing season kicked off in earnest on a chilly first Saturday of the year with the County Championships. The Thames Ladies won a great team silver at the Surrey Championships held in Lloyd Park. Katy Hedgethorne led the team home in 6th with Nathalie Seymour 11th, Rebekah Edgar 19th and Victoria Barthelmess 29th making up ...
- Christmas Carol RunIt feels like a long time ago but, on the last Wednesday night before Christmas, we held our traditional 5 mile run with several stop-offs for Christmas Carols, mulled wine, mince pies etc...
- Thames oldies shine at the Southern Masters
Thames collected an impressive array of medals at the Southern Masters Championships at Horspath (Shotover), Oxford: M40 and M50 team golds, plus individual golds in M40 and M45, individual silver in M50, W60 individual silver and M60 team bronze.
- Varsity Cross-Country Races Results
On Saturday December 1st, Thames hosted the 128th Gentlemen’s and 43rd Ladies’ Oxford-Cambridge Varsity Cross-Country Races. With the heavy rain of the previous week, the going was fairly heavy; however, all the teams seemed to cope with the conditions well.
- Ranelagh Mob Match victoryThames won a second successive mob match against Ranelagh on 24th November in a very closely fought contest. The final result was 1044 for Thames vs. 1055 Ranelagh in a 32-a-side match and there was added excitement as the expected result changed several times as the results were being checked. Thames packed well in the ...
- Thames Men build early season momentumThe Thames Men are progressing into the 2018/19 cross country season with good results at two recent races. At the second round of the Surrey League the rain was so torrential that at times it was hard to see where you were going. It didn’t affect the quality of the running though with 27 minute ...
- THH Ladies at London ChampionshipsOn a gloriously sunny day with fantastic views over London, an excellent turnout of 10 Thames Ladies took to Parliament Hill for the London Championships. In comparison to recent Parliament Hill courses, the ground was dry and hardly a patch of soupy mud was to be found. It was even quite hard in places, with ...
- Thames Ladies at 2nd 2018 Surrey League FixtureFor the Thames Ladies it was always going to be difficult to maintain the heights of our performance at Wimbledon common for match 1, but there were solid runs from the team at Nonsuch park on November 10th. A few muddy corners caused a couple of rather spectacular falls, but other than that there was ...
- Thames vs the Bank of England (and others)
Thames ran against the Bank and other local clubs at the Bank of England fixture on 3rd November. Here is Alex Makula, the Second Team Captain’s report on the fixture.
- 2018 Varsity RacesThe 2018 Oxford-Cambridge Varsity Cross-Country Races will be taking place over the Thames Hare and Hounds’ courses at the Memorial Playing Fields, Roehampton Vale on Saturday 1st December. The order for the day is as follows: 1.00 p.m. – 27th Old Blues’ Race (4 miles) 1.00 p.m. – 43rd Ladies’ Race (4 miles) 2.45 p.m. – 128th Gentlemen’s Race ...
- Thames and the Great WarOn this day, it is appropriate that we remember the 15 Thames men who lost their lives in the First World War
- Strong first Surrey League for Thames MenThames men finish third in their opening Div 1 Surrey league race
- Thames’ 150th Birthday Run – Wednesday 17th October 2018
By some amazing coincidence, the 150thanniversary of Thames’ inaugural run back in 1868 fell on a regular Wednesday Training night. Last night, 24 members ran around an 8-mile route that was a close as we could get to the course used in 1868, starting and finishing at our original home, The Kings Head in Roehampton.
- Winning start for the LadiesA successful start to the Season for Thames' Ladies as they convincingly win (48 points) the team competition (2nd place SLH had 135 points)
- Our 150th BirthdayThe 150th birthday of Thames Hare & Hounds falls on Wednesday 17th October 2018. To celebrate this, our members will be running over the course used for the club’s first run on October 17th 1868. Further details can be found here.
- 138th Short Distance Handicap – 29th SeptemberThe 138th Short Distance Handicap was won by Heather Statham, who completed the 5-mile course in 37:50. The 174th men’s Short Distance Challenge was won by Nick Altmann in a time of 28:00 and the 37th ladies’ Short Distance Challenge was won by Anri Cohen in a time of 34:15. Results of the handicap are below. Handicap Actual Time Net ...
- Surrey Ladies’ League Race Information – 13th October 2018Information on the Start Fitness Surrey League Event 1 - Wimbledon Common, 13th October 2018
- Opening Run
The Short Distance Handicap and Challenge Race was the first club run of the new season.
- Surrey Road Relays
Our 151st season kicked off on Saturday with the Surrey Road Relay Championship which was a great day as always. Seven Thames teams enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather with some fine performances.
- Thames keeps busy during the long hot summer
Summer is a relatively quieter season for Thames in terms of club races but that didn’t stop Saltires from producing many great performances over the hotter months.
- Bob Graham Round
Back in June two brave Thames men, Matt Jones and Ed Catmur attempted one of the classic ultra long distance challenges in the UK.
- Parkland Relays
Thames hosted their annual Parkland Relays event in Richmond Park. A great success, 100 teams enjoyed wonderful weather and after-race catering at the Clubhouse.
- Thames 150 mile Anniversary River Relay
At around 4.39 p.m. on Sunday 24th June, Thames H&H reached the source of the Thames at Kemble following an epic two-day adventure.
- Greenbelt Relay
22 brave and hearty souls stood ready to run in the Greenbelt Relay to maintain Thames honour over the weekend of the 19/20 May. The weekend was hot, but the competition was hotter.
- London Marathon 2018
Well done to everyone who ran the London Marathon, the conditions were very challenging this year, it was uncomfortably hot just watching!