Three Peaks - 26/4/08
Jon Salmon continued a Thames tradition, clocking 5hrs 11 for the classic trip over Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.
Boston Marathon - 21/4/08
Congratulations to the TH&H flying forties in action at Boston for winning the V40 team prize by over 20 minutes Ben Reynolds ran a superb 2:25:23 (23rd and 4th V40) with able support from Andy Weir 2:28:59, Matt Lynas 2:43:22 and Jim Cox-Nicol just sneaking in under the 3 hour mark. Sonia O'Sullivan (not yet forty) gave the men a good run for their money finishing 20th senior lady in 2:52:20.
London Marathon - 13/4/08
Congratulations to the twenty or so TH&H runners that completed the marathon course today. John MacFarlane led the Thames men home, with able support from Julian Rendall, David Symons and Toby Pearson to complete the 4 to score team. It was encouraging to see a further array of saltires around the three hour mark including relative new comers Anthony Doolittle, Simon Hill and Guy Dunscombe. Vikki Filsell was the first Thames lady to cross the line setting a new pb in the process. With several of the V40 “youngsters” opting to keep their powder dry for Boston next week, it was down to Bill Snellgrove, Colin Price, Jeffrey Gordon and John Bryant to represent the Thames veterans, with Jeffrey keeping up his impressive “ever present” record despite a lengthy BBC interview en route. There were also exceptional runs from second claimer Lucy Hasell and Megan Wright running for her Scottish first claim club, who placed 15th and 35th in the ladies race and second claimer Neil Chisolm with a sub 2:28 finish.
26 John Macfarlane 2:23:17 38 (Neil Chisolm) 2:27:47 (Altringham) 49 Julian Rendall 2:29:25 99 David Symons 2:35:14 15 (Lucy Hasell) 2:40:31 (W) (Bristol) 230 Toby Pearson 2:42:21 289 Frank Dudbridge 2:44:30 (V40) 407 (Chris Finell) 2:48:18 (V45)(Harrow) (Ever present) 35 (Megan Wright) 2:52:44 (W) (Hunter’s Bogtrotters) 1185 Dan Pescod 3:01:21 1407 Anthony Doolittle 3:04:56 1459 Simon Hill 3:05:42 1966 Guy Dunscombe 3:11:32 2283 Chris Wrighton 3:14:26 2454 Bill Snelgrove 3:15:51 (V50) 230 Vikki Filsell 3:22:24 (WV40) 11418 Colin Price 4:09:28 (V65) 17823 Jeffrey Gordon 4:46:41 (V70) (43rd in age) (Ever Present) 2770 John Bryant 5:15:26 (V60) (Brackets indicate 2nd claim TH&H runners)
National Duathlon Championships - 13/4/08
Rick Turner demonstrated great versitility to emerge victorious in the M55-59 category at the National Duathlon Championships in Milton Keynes.
London Marathon - 13/4/08
For some photographs of THH runners and friends, in rather random order, see: http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/8008930
WCTT 5km - 12/4/08
Another impressive turnout of saltires for the WCTT, with Ian Higgins again impressing to place 5th in 18:36, and Anna Garnier placing 1st lady with a new course PB of 21:07. Also present were Maddalaine Ansell (22:10), Al Gibbons (22:25) and Andrew Simon, who also set a course PB in 24:34.
WCTT 5km - 6/4/08
There was a strong Thames contingent present on April 5th, namely Ian Higgins (6th – 18:38), Michael Johnson (21:05), Al Gibbons (21:53), Lorna Celiku (24:32), and the youthful former President Frank Carpenter making his debut (30:26).
Great Ireland Run 10km - 6/4/08
Thames ladies Benita Johnson and Sonia O'Sullivan were in action in a world class field in Dublin. Benita placed 7th in 33:34 and Sonia 25th in 35:31 despite Sonia opting to run a more relaxed pace (?) with the masses rather than the elite ladies.
South of England Road Relays (Men) - 6/4/08
The Mens team again excelled to finish 6th, and were never outside the top ten. The long legs from Johnny Mcfarlane, Julian Rendell, Andy Weir, Toby Pearson, Simon Wurr and James McMullan were a model of consistency, with able back up from short legs Nick Malynn, Dave Symons, Andy Howse, Nick Altmann, Alex Gaskell and Matthew Lynas. Many thanks to all who ran and to whose who braved the chilly conditions to support.
6 4:14:40 John McFarlane 27:10 9 9 Nick Malynn 14:09 9 10 Julian Rendell 28:00 8 10 David Symons 14:14 8 12 Andy Weir 27:30 9 6 Andy Howse 14:52 9 17 Toby Pearson 29:08 9 11 Nick Altmann 13:43 8 5 Simon Wurr 28:41 8 7 Alex Gaskell 14:30 7 10 James McMullan 27:57 5 5 Matthew Lynas 14:46 5 11
South of England Road Relays (Ladies) - 6/4/08
The Ladies team were unfortunately weakened by a number of late withdrawals due to injury, and did well to place 16th, in particular Naomi Warner, who again ran superbly to place 12th fastest of the day. She was ably backed up by Vikki Filsell, Rachel Haining, Enfys Jones, Anna Garnier and Maddalaine Ansell. Well done also to Kay Scarpello, Natalie Farr, Lorna Celiku and the Chief Pioneer for completing 2/3 of a B Team.
1. Shaftesbury 1:30:09 2. Aldershot 1:33:49 3. Arena 80 1:37:19 16. TH&H A 1:47:19 TH&H A Time Team Indv Leg 1 Vikki Filsell 17:58 25 19 Leg 2 Rachel Haining 18:29 24 19 Leg 3 Envys Jones 18:43 23 17 Leg 4 Naomi Warner 15:16 18 02 Leg 5 Anna Garnier 18:03 15 12 Leg 6 Maddalaine Ansel 18:50 16 16 1 TH&H B (aka the WAGs) Time Team Leg 1 Kay Scarpello 18:33 28 Leg 2 Natalie Farr 19:38 27 Leg 3 Lorna Celiku 20:08 26 Leg 4 Wendy Lynas 28:49 26