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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.