10 Mile Challenge - 24/3/03
The 10 Mile Challenge took place in glorious sunshine this Saturday in Richmond Park. Congratulations to John Bryant for taking a well deserved victory in the handicap.
For many the greatest challenge was navigational as few were prepared to admit to any knowledge of the course. The Captain led the pack on a route best described as a run around Richmond Park encompassing some of the main features of the 10 mile course. Behind him, showing reluctance to be associated in any way with orienteering, Larry Mathews followed home without the benefit of a map. Andy Lynch and John McFarlane occupied third and fourth spot until a late dash saw them finish first, but only by mistakenly omitting the last mile and a half. Elsewhere there were good runs from Simon Leathes and Kate McDonald to take second and third places in the handicap, but John Bryant pipped them to take the title.
Mileage madness - 23/3/03
Matt Lynas and Wendy Petty ran the Compton 20 in hilly Berkshire on Saturday and followed this with the Wilmslow half on Sunday, Matt running 74:51 and Wendy 2 hrs 13min
Fleet Half - 16/3/03
Andy Lynch completed the Fleet Half Marathon in 73:56, while Sarah Weir recorded 2:16.
Thames wins in Bath - 16/3/03
Congratulations to the Thames team that scored a team victory in the Bath Half Marathon. Good running also from Kate McDonald provided excellent reserves
Roman Road Run - 15/3/03
Chris Daniels reports breaking 55 minutes for the Roman Road Run, finishing behind Andy Beevers and Dan Leggate, but ahead of Dave Barker.
Inter-club against K&P, BoE and Milos - 1/3/03
Congratulations to Andy Lynch for winning this race and to the rest of the team for winning the four-to-score competition:
THH - 16 Milos - 24 BoE - 38 1 Andy Lynch 00:29:37 2 Nick Wood 00:31:08 3 Howard Long 00:32:22 4 Nick Smith 00:32:31 5 Alun Johns 00:32:42 6 Ian Trotter 00:33:29 7 Paul Oates 00:34:26 8 Rupert Swanson 00:34:30 9 Alan Gould 00:35:50 10 Pete Deadman 00:36:32 11 Neil Wood 00:36:48 12 Lionel Barden 00:37:04 13 Ian Jobson 00:37:04 14 Alison Carpenter 00:37:17 15 Graham Huntley 00:37:27 16 Dave Gibbons 00:38:47 17 Colin Price 00:40:36 18 Dave Stone 00:41:03 19 Simon Leathes 00:41:59 20 Andrew Simon 00:42:50 21 David Jenkins 00:51:50 22 William Cowell 00:52:44
Boxhill Fell Race - 1/3/03
Thames took the team honours again in the Boxhill Fell Race, congratulations to the winning runners. A jet-lagged Andy Weir just pipped Dave Symons.
3 Andy Weir 4 David Symons 9 Matthew Lynas 31 Rhodri Davies 32 Mike Farmery 36 Alan Leakey 87 Peter Blair-Fish 99 Alistair Irvine