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.

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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.

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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

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