Thames Hare and Hounds

Based on Wimbledon Common in South West London, Thames Hare and Hounds is the oldest cross-country running club in the world. Our large membership is made up of runners of all ages and abilities. We enjoy a full program of training, racing and social events, at all of which newcomers are very welcome. To find out more about us click here.

Second Sunday Five Miles

Read all about a new, regular event from Thames here.

Notices

Thames men 2nd in final Surrey League


Thames secured 2nd place at Wimbledon in the fourth and final Surrey League fixture.


24th Parkland Relays - 14/6/17
Full results for the 24th Parkland Relays can be found here.
Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 4/6/17
At Wimbledon, Barney Higgins finished 77th in 11:20. At Surbiton, Lucy Molden finished 66th in 12:13 and Edward Molden finished 124th on his debut in 19:30.
parkrun Weekly Roundup - 3/6/17
A bumper 27 Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns.
London Vitality 10km - 29/5/17
There was a solid Thames contingent at the London Vitality 10km. Lead runner was Martin Alvarez-Espinar, who closed in an excellent 52nd in 31m 58s. Jim Allchin showed great fitness to finish in 85th in 32m 55s. Ben Reynolds surged through to take 96th in 33m 09s, Simon Baines not far behind in 113th in 33m21s. Matt Jones came through for 124th in 33m 32s followed by Martin Shore in 143rd in 33m 52s, Euan Lees, 238th in 35m 34s, Vikki Filsell, our leading lady, in 43m 25s for 160th, Anna Garnier in 45m 47s for 265th and 4th V60 and Michael Johnson in 52m15s for 3579th and 5th in the V70 category.
Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 28/5/17
At Surbiton, Lucy Molden finished 25th in 11:08.
parkrun Weekly Roundup - 27/5/17
Twenty-five Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns. There were individual victories for Simon Wurr, Alex McIntosh and Ellen Weir.
BMAF Relays, Sutton Park - 21/5/17
Our M45 team managed the double double (BMAF XC Championships and Road Relay Championships last year and this year) in placing first in the BMAF road relays at Sutton Park. The story, as told by Ben Reynolds:
ďI tucked in behind a Tyne Bridge runner with plans to kill him on the last hill. In the event he took 16 secs out of me from the pond! Nevertheless I was 15 secs clear of third running 13 secs slower than last year (slightly above the 9 sec coefficient of deterioration par) in 15:40 (which ended up as 3rd fastest lap of the day).
Matt Lynas held his position magnificently and bucked the coeff of deterioration by running 4 secs faster than last year with 16:54 but we were now 25 secs down on Tyne Bridge
In drizzly rain Andy Weir did his usual sterling job and took the lead with a 16:28 (27 secs down on last yearís heroic last lap) and handed over with a fragile 5 sec gap over Tyne Bridge. He was feeling aggrieved at having to run in dodgy weather but thought better of complaining when the heavens opened with a Biblical downpour just as poor Simon Baines breasted the first hill and headed out on the exposed top road. He was there to be shot at by the chasing hordes but held them off magisterially with a smooth 16:12 in what was his first Sutton Park outing since 1995ish. A fast finishing Preston overhauled a tiring Tyne Bridge and our final winning margin was 14 secs. Our finishing time was the same to the very second as last year. All in all, a satisfactory day at the office.
Green Belt Relay - 21/5/17
Thames closed two mixed teams in the Greenbelt Relay, the annual circumnavigation of Greater London run over 22 legs. Not only did we close two teams but we took the mixed team title finishing nearly 3 hrs ahead of 2nd place (23hrs, 13mins and 37secs). Not content with that, we took the King Of The Hills Title and James McMullan took the performance of the weekend prize for breaking the course records for both his race legs, both being particularly hilly. Our second team finished up as 5th Mixed team out of 29 and came 12th overall (27hrs, 26mins and 36secs). The big story of the weekend, though, was how we as a mixed team almost won the overall title, almost knocking a solid Serpentine Menís A of the top perch, a position they have held since 2010. At the end of day 1 we were somewhat gob-smacked to find ourselves heading the leaderboard by 7 minutes. Day 2 was tougher, epitomised by Ed Catmur pulling his hamstring midway through his leg but struggling through, in obvious considerable pain, to ensure was stayed I contention. At the end of the race, for a few brief glorious minutes we thought we had taken the title, by all of 45 seconds. Rigorous checking spotted that the organisers had mixed up some of our results and we had in fact finished 2nd by 5 minutes, which in itself was the closest finish the race had had for some years.

Full results can be found here.
Upcoming Fixtures

Regular Events
10am Sun 25th Jun
Club Run
Thames Club House
7.30pm Wed 28th Jun
Club Run
Thames Club House
8.45pm Wed 28th Jun
Pub Meet
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