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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While 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 … Read more
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.
Quite 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 … Read more
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
With 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 … Read more