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

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Notices

Surrey Road Relays


Multiple Thames teams were in action at the season opening Surrey Road Relays in Wimbledon. Ladies' squad pictured above.


Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 18/9/16
At Wimbledon Park, Ellen Weir again finished 2nd and first girl (in 08:10). She was followed by Rupert Ferguson in 5th (08:42), Seb Cockerell in 6th (08:43) and Imogen Cockerell in 39th (11:01). At Surbiton, Lucy Molden finished 82nd in 13:54.
National Veterans' Athletics Championships, Birmingham - 17/9/16
Gripping the 1500m from the outset, Anna Garnier ran from the front all the way, taking the title in 5m 44.68s. Not content with one gold Anna went with the leaders in the combined V55/V60 5000m. Such was her strength from her new pre-race warm-up routine that Anna finished 4th overall in the combined race, taking the V60 title and beating a host of the country’s best V55 runners in 20m 57.9s. Anna now finds herself in the exulted position of topping the UK V60 rankings in 1500, 5000 and 10000m.
Ben Reynolds found himself against a familiar rival in Guy Bracken in the V50 5000m. Neck-a-neck with 500m to go Ben gritted his teeth and surged, taking the title in 16m 08s and winning by 4s. Many congratulations to both of you on a set of fine performances.
Short Distance Handicap and Challenge - 17/9/16
Mike Farmery took the first tankard of the season in the Short Distance Handicap. James McMullan (25:52) and Liz Stavreski (34:23) were fastest over the course and took the men's and ladies' Short Distance Challenges respectively.
parkrun Weekly Roundup - 17/9/16
Five Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns.
Farnham Pilgrim Marathon - 11/9/16
Showing that their fitness has not depleted over the summer, James Chettle and Nic Gould took on the Farnham Pilgrim Marathon over the weekend, a race described as being off road and very hilly. Both made the podium with James finishing first in 2hrs 56m and Nic in third in 3h 05m, a performance which bodes well for his Frankfurt marathon attempt later in the season.
Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 11/9/16
At Surbiton, Lucy Molden finished 68th in 13:14.
Vets AC Athletics Championships, Battersea - 10/9/16
Ben Reynolds won the National Veterans' 10,000m championship at Birmingham. Taking on the race early, Ben had built up a sizeable lead over the first few laps which second placed Ian Johnstone gradually clawed back. Relying in superior tactics Ben held firm and took 8s out of the opposition over the last lap to win in 34m 29s.
Not to be outdone, Michael Johnson won the V70 race in 52m 41s and Anna Garnier completed a triumvirate of golds with first in the ladies V60 in 44m 37s
Surrey Road Relays (men), Wimbledon Park - 10/9/16
Fourth place appeared to be the order of the day for the Thames men. Our Men’s A finished 4th, with James McMullan showing a return to full fitness by taking the 4th quickest time of the day (14m 27s). Our ‘non-Surrey’ V40 team also finished 4th. Many congratulations to Martin Shore who took gold for the quickest V40 lap of the day (15m15s).
Upcoming Fixtures

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