Southern 6 stage Road Relays, Milton Keynes - 27/3/11
The Thames ladies made a welcome return to the field at Milton Keynes, placing 15th on the day. Ruth Clifton was our quickest once again, with Claire day not far behind. Dorchie Cockerell and Anna Garnier both made welcome returns to the team after injury.
15 Thames Hare & Hounds 2:16:23 1 Ruth Clifton 20:21 9 2 Claire Day 20:39 8 3 Dorchie Cockerell 22:42 9 4 Anna Garnier 23:40 11 5 Vikki Filsell 23:01 12 6 Maureen Poole 26:00 15
Southern 12 Stage relays, Milton Keynes - 27/3/11
The Thames men put in a memorable performance to place 4th in the South of England at Milton Keynes. Stand out performances came from Nick Altmann who rolled back the years to anchor the team and James McMullan with 2nd on the opening leg and our fastest long leg. Full results are here, summary below.
1. Newham & Essex Beagles 'A' 4:17:46 2. Highgate Harriers 'A' 4:18:43 3. Woodford Green & E L 'A' 4:20:03 4. Thames Hare & Hounds 'A' 4:20:56 1 James McMullan 24:37 2 2 Martin Shore 17:39 6 3 John McFarlane 25:32 7 4 Julian Rendall 17:45 5 5 Phill Sly 24:55 6 6 Ian Harkness 17:52 6 7 Ben Reynolds 26:22 6 8 Simon Wurr 18:10 6 9 Andrew McNamara 26:26 7 10 Gordon Pierce 18:04 6 11 Matt Jones 26:01 5 12 Nick Altmann 17:33 4 Thames Hare & Hounds 'B' (incomplete) 1 Nic Gould 26:12 17 2 Charlie Wallace 21:09 29
10 mile challenge and handicap - 26/3/11
It was a beautiful afternoon in Richmond Park and well done both to Anthony Doolittle for winning the handicap and for Simon Molden for being fastest over the course. Andy Weir closed second in both. Results below
Handicap actual time net time Anthony Doolittle 00:12:06 01:05:04 00:52:58 Andy Weir 00:04:24 00:57:48 00:53:24 David Walsh 00:34:40 01:28:21 00:53:41 Simon Molden 00:02:45 00:57:36 00:54:51 Matt Lynas 00:05:30 01:00:33 00:55:03 Andy Howse 00:06:03 01:02:49 00:56:46 Nic Gould 00:07:42 01:04:31 00:56:49 Chris Daniels 00:05:30 01:02:48 00:57:18 Jon Salmon 00:19:48 01:17:58 00:58:10 Tim Nightingale 00:19:48 01:18:18 00:58:30 David Symons 00:04:24 01:06:27 01:02:03 John Bryant 00:51:43 01:54:16 01:02:33
K&P Training Talk: a history of mile training, with John Bryant - 21/3/11
When: Monday 21st March, 19:00 Where: Pure Sports Medicine clinic, David Lloyd Leisure, Bushey Road, Raynes Park London, SW20 8TE Cost: Free Full details see here
Fleet Half Marathon - 20/3/11
It was half marathons galore for Thames runners today with those at Reading joined by four more at Fleet. Martin Shore led the way in 71 minutes for fourth, closely followed by a pb from Matt Jones and a sub 75 run from Chris Wrighton. Slightly behind was Nick Altmann having completed a duathlon the day before.
5. Martin Shore 71.11 7. Matt Jones 71.49 18. Chris Wrighton 74.35 73. Nick Altmann 81.25
Reading Half Marathon - 20/3/11
Andrew McNamara made a welcome return to racing with a fantastic run to finish in 36th place inside 71 minutes. He was backed by four other Thamesmen and a solitary Thames lady, all within 1:24 minutes.
36. Andrew Mcnamara 01:10:40 78. Toby Pearson 01:16:16 117. Richard Todd 01:18:49 138. Oliver Mytton 01:19:41 171. Anthony Doolittle 01:21:12 236. Ruth Clifton 01:23:27
Roman Road Run - 19/3/11
Nic Gould and Claire Day represented Thames along the Roman Road in Cambridge. Nic was second overall behind Will Mackay of Cambridge, with both taking a slight detour at half way. Claire was second lady behind Polly Keen. Results below.
Roman Road Run (9.53 miles) 1. Will Mackay CUH&H 53.42 2. Nic Gould 54.09 3. Sam Ashcroft CUH&H 55.01 12. Polly Keen CUH&H 59.38 14. Claire Day 62.32
Spitfire 20/Tempest 10, Cranleigh - 13/3/11
A few Thames runners were out in rather damp conditions at Dunsford Park for this 10 or 20 mile event. John McFarlane put in a comanding performance to lead from gun to tape, with Will Cockerell a little behind in 3rd. Captain Nic Gould made a solid debut over 20 miles in fifth with Lilly Griffiths running well to place 4th lady in the 10 mile race.
Spitfire 20 1. John McFarlane 1:50.39 3. Will Cockerell 1:56:34 5. Nic Gould 2:00:41 Tempest 10 1. Nick Morgan (Waverley Harriers) 58:24 33. Lillias Griffiths 1:14.33
BMAF British Cross Country Championships - 12/3/11
Many congratulations to Ben Reynolds who secured his first National title with victory in the M45 race in Birmingham. Full results are available on the BMAF site here
Teddy Hall Relays - 9/3/11
Despite it being their second leg of the day for half the team, Thames put up a creditable performance to place 17th team. Quickest Thamesman of the day was Robin Brown running for Cambridge. Thames results belowk, full results available here
Thames team, 17th: Leg 1: Nic Gould 18:55 Leg 2: Andy Arbour 20:43 Leg 3: Robin Brown 19:22 Leg 4: Simon Molden 20:12 Other Thames times: Robin Brown (CUH&H) 18:47 Chris Daniels (OUCCC Old Gits) 19.27 Simon Molden (OUCCC Old Gits) 19.35 Martin Bishop (DTC 1) 19:40
Bath Half Marathon - 6/3/11
The Thames ladies continued their winning ways, the TH&H ladies team of Antonia Burt, Ruth Clifton and Claire Day all ran pbs and placed second ladies team (behind Kenya). Lucy Macallister, running for first claim B&W,placed fourth lady, also with a pb, finishing close on the heels of sole TH&H male representative Gordon Pearce.
Gordon Pearce 1.13.41 Lucy Macallister 1.13.42 (B&W) Antonia Burt 1.22.10 Ruth Clifton 1.22.31 Claire Day 1.23.47
Inter Counties, Cofton Park Birmingham - 5/3/11
Julia Bleasdale, running for Middlesex, put in a fantastic run to finish in 5th place and gain selection for the World Cross Country Championships. Also in the Ladies race was Ruth Clifton who ran strongly to place 66th and was part of a bronze medal winning Surrey team. In the mens race, James McMullan and Martin Shore were in action for Surrey and Robin Brown for Northern Ireland. Results below.
Senior Men 1. Andy Vernon (Hampshire) 27. James McMullan (Surrey) 133. Martin Shore (Surrey) 184. Robin Brown (Northern Ireland) Senior Women 1. Charlotte Purdue (Hampshire) 5. Julia Bleasdale (Middlesex) 66. Ruth Clifton (Surrey)
Inter club Five - 5/3/11
A select group from Thames, Bank of England, Kingston & Poly and Stragglers contested this race over the five mile course including the water splash. Thames took the team victory with three to score. Full results below.
Matt Jones 28.07 Nic Gould 28.47 Chris Daniels 30.59 Alexie Calvert-Ansari 31.17 Matthew Hyett K&P 31.23 Anthony Budarkrewicz K&P 32.24 Dan Pescod 33.11 Ian Callander Stragglers 33.28 Rhodri Davies 34.28 Gavin Jones Bank 35.26 Andrew French Bank 35.38 Chris Hutber 36.34 Steve Sandham Stragglers 36.54 Peter Giles 39.13 Simon Levy Bank 40.03 Nicky Atkins K&P 41.28 David Walsh 42.18 Chris Glew Stragglers 44.47 3 to score: TH&H 6 K&P 27 Bank 36 Strg 39
Inter club five miles - 5/3/11
Race this Saturday, 5th March over the five mile course, starting at 2.30pm. Runners and pioneers both needed!