Oxford vs Cambridge University Races

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

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:

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2020 Oxford-Cambridge Varsity Cross-Country Races

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

John Bryant 1944-2020

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

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.

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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.

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2018 Varsity Races

The 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. … Read more