The sun shone, and 21 Thames men and ladies took part in our annual Dash For The Splash! 10k, help as part of Wimbledon and Putney Commons’ 150th anniversary celebrations. Richard Ollington ran out the winner ahead of Ashley Middlewick. Full results on the Dash website and THH results below. As ever, big thanks to all our pioneers and supporters for making such a happy and memorable day.
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.
Honours 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, … Read more
Our Annual Report for our 153rd season (2020-21) can be found here.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
Sadly, 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, … Read more