BPTT/WCTT 5km - 26/5/07
The 8.30am start did not deter Ian Higgins, Al Gibbons, Colin Price and David Jenkins from their regular Saturday 5km run. Over in Bushy Park James McMullen and Will Cockerell placed third and fourth with Steve Pollard, Tim Nightingale and Jim Stephenson also having good runs. Look out for the new Banstead Woods 5km, part of the same race series, starting late June.
Greenbelt Relay - 20/5/07
Congratulations to the TH&H men and women that ran as part of the formidable Millennium team over this two day event to retain their first vets team status and to Andy Weir running for senior winning team the Stock Exchange.
BPTT / WCTT 5km - 19/5/07
Dan led the TH&H men and women home and Kate took her first win over the Wimbledon Common course. Toby and Charlotte were in action over at Bushy Park. Runners please note that the Wimbledon race now has a new start time of 8.30am.
Parkland Relays - 16/5/07
Thanks to all of those who made the Parkland Relays a success, and congratulations to ladies' winners Wimbledon Windmilers and to the victorious Thames men. Results of the race on can be found on the Parkland page.
Chris Finill gains GB selection - 13/5/07
Chris Finill met the target set by the GB selectors by covering 79km in 6 hours and as a result has been selected to compete in the World 24 hour Championships to be held in Canada in July.
Richmond Half Marathon - 13/5/07
Naomi Warner produced a typically strong run to win the ladies race and the Surrey Championships in 1.20.18 and Charles Cooper put in a good sub 1.30 run.
National Vets Road Relays - 12/5/07
Thames fielded two teams at Sutton Park with our M40 team taking pride of place in 5th place and the M50 squad ending up in a highly respectable 20th. The undoubted star of the day was Ben Reynolds who flew back from the US to compete and took the first leg by storm recording a sensational 14:47 for the 3 mile course which ended up as the days fastest time.
In the M50 event Rick Turner put in a cracking run on the first leg to clock our fastest M50 time of 17.31 followed by almost as fleet efforts from Richard Pitt and Mike Farmery who put up the same time of 17.41. Support by the only slightly less fleet Whitlock Bostelmann and Davies brought us home in a respectable 20th place. The M40 race was even better as Ben Reynolds justified his flight from California by leading the first lap from gun to tape coming home well clear of the field and the fastest time of the day by 10 seconds. We didnt quite have seven Ben clones to follow but stalwart runs from all kept us in the top 10 and up to 5th at the end. A great result which puts us in striking distance of the medals next year. Particular thanks to some Sutton Park vets debutants: David Moore Matt Lynas and Frank Dudbridge and to star reserve Ian Higgins.
M40 race 5th 2h 10.39 1. Ben Reynolds 14.47 2. Andy Thomas 16.41 3. David Moore 16.38 4. Matt Lynas 15.54 5. Jerry Watson 17.22 6. Frank Dudbridge 16.13 7. Ian Higgins 17.09 8. Larry Matthews 15.55 M50 race 20th 1h 52:29 1. Rick Turner 17.31 2. Paul Whitlock 19.55 3. Richard Pitt 17.41 4. Mike Farmery 17.41 5. Mike Bostelmann 21.52 6. Rhodri Davies 18.19
WCTT/BPTT 5km - 12/5/07
With the TH&H Outlying Run taking place in the afternoon TH&H runners were not out in their usual force on Saturday morning. However, Maddalaine, Al and Ian put in solid runs over the Wimbledon course (with Maddalaine taking the third lady spot) and Sonia and Charlotte braved the strong winds in Bushy Park. The ladies captiain made it to the start (just) only to find she had forgotten her shoes...
Ben Renolds Racing Update! - 6/5/07
Super vet Ben Reynolds has been on good form of late with three decisive wins. First up Ben won the Milburn Springs 10k in 31:52 then in late April he swept all before him in the Livingstone 5k in 15:27. More recently, Ben cruised to victory in the Summit 5 miles in a decisive 25:23.
Sutton 10km - 6/5/07
Steve Paddock and Liz Stavreski were in action again following recent marathons and, together with Maddalaine Ansell, made up the Thames runners in the first of the summer Surrey road series. Next up is the Richmond half marathon.
1. Nick Hodges Dorking 32.51 29. Steve Paddock TH&H 36.55 92. Liz Stavreski TH&H 41.08 159. Maddalaine Ansell TH&H 44.59
Dave Clarke 5km - 1/5/07
James McMullen won this mid week local race, in a time of 15.28. The race is the first of a series in Surrey over the Summer see www.runningwithdavid.com for more details.