Dysart Dash 10km - 29/6/08
Congratulations to Naomi Warner on a clear win at the Dysart Dash, with a super speedy 35:54, making her County Champ for 10km.
WCTT 5km - 28/6/08
Spurred on no doubt by close defeat at this week's Summer Handicap, Vikki Filsell powered to a new course PB over the Wimbledon Course with Ian Higgins and Colin Price making up the Thames runners for the day.
Chris is summer lightning! - 26/6/08
Chris Hutbur strode to victory in the summer handicap. Making the most of the beautiful evening conditions on the Common, Chris took the lead from Vikki Filsell on the final descent to collect his first Thames tankard. Andy Weir was the fastest on the evening. Results below.
Handicap actual result Chris Hutber 07:00 32:40 25:40 Vicki Filsell 10:00 36:07 26:07 Andy Weir 02:00 28:16 26:16 Simon Molden 04:00 30:28 26:28 Johnnie Powell 04:00 30:54 26:54 Keith Spacie 10:00 37:22 27:22 Jeff Armitage 11:00 38:24 27:24 Jeremy Denny 11:30 39:20 27:50 Maureen Poole 16:30 45:00 28:30 Alison Carpenter 08:00 36:33 28:33 David Walsh 12:30 41:03 28:33 Larry Matthews 03:00 32:44 29:44 Andy Stainsby 09:00 40:27 31:27 Richard Weston 20:00 51:28 31:28 Elizabeth Stavreski 06:30 38:08 31:38 Al Irvine 07:30 40:19 32:49 Frank Carpenter 17:30 55:41 38:11
WCTT 5km - 24/6/08
Some highlights from recent events at the WCTT. On 7 June Ian Higgins placed 2nd in 18:15, with V50 Anna Garnier 1st lady in 21:12. On 14th June new member George Garnier ran an impressive 16:48 to place 3rd, a couple of seconds slower than his 3rd place performance 3 weeks beforehand. Finally, on 21 June Anna finished 1st lady once more this time in a pb of 20:59, the race also witnessing a course PB from John Bryant in 27:56.
Chris goes Dutch - 23/6/08
Chris Daniels finished second in the 9.2k Grachtenloop race in the Dutch city of Haarlem. The ever publicity shy Mr Daniels points out you can find a video of his finish if you follow the links to his race here.
Welsh Castles Relay - 15/6/08
Another Welsh weekend of glorious sunshine. Full results now on the Les Croupier website confirm that TH&H mixed senior team were crowned "King of the Mountains" and fourth overall. Individual stage wins included King of the Mountains wins for Andy Weir, John McFarlane and James McMullen and ladies stage wins for Liz Stavreski and Sonia O'Sullivan. The mixed veterans team placed 7th team but showed grit in the mountains to place third in the "Monarchs of the Mountains" contest.
Stage 1 36 Jeremy Denny (V) 40 Madalaine Ansel Stage 2 39 Frank Dudbridge DNF Anthony Hickson (V) Stage 3 4 N Malyn 10 M Lynas (V) Stage 4 12 Dave Kirk 54 Andrew Simon (V) Stage 5 3 Andy Arbour 48 Dave Walsh (48) Stage 6 12 S Molden 52 Mike Coram (V) Stage 7 1 Andy Weir 39 Chris Cheesman (V) Stage 8 18 Nick Altmann 50 Maureen Poole (V) Stage 9 11 Liz Stavreski 13 Bill Snellgrove (V) Stage 10 7 David Symons 30 Rick Turner (V) Stage 11 1 John MacFarlane 42 Rachel Disley (V) Stage 12 40 Rachel Haining 44 Vanda Cox (V) Stage 13 10 Sonia O’Sullivan 42 Al Gibbons (V) Stage 14 1 James McMullen 22 Richard Pitt (V) Stage 15 22 Nick Malone 28 Ian Higgins (V) Stage 16 10 Andy Howse 21 Mike Farmery (V) Stage 17 7 Charles Copper 57 John Bryant (V) Stage 18 2 Dave Moore 41 Richard O’Brien (V) Stage 19 33 Vikki Filsell 44 Robin Dickson (V) Stage 20 5 Chris Daniels 14 Larry Matthews (V)For Photos from the weekend see: http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/53063766 For full results, as avialble see: http://www.lescroupiersrunningclub.org.uk/castles/
Welsh Castles Relay - 15/6/08
Another Welsh weekend of glorious sunshine. Full results awaited, but we are able to report that the Thames men were crowned overall "King of the Mountains". Individual stage wins included King of the Mountains wins for Andy Weir, John McFarlane and James McMullen and ladies stage wins for Liz Stavreski and Sonia O'Sullivan. The Welsh weather was kind once more and a good weekend was had by all.
For Photos from the weekend see: http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/53063766 For full results, as avialble see: http://www.lescroupiersrunningclub.org.uk/castles/
Man Versus Horse, Wales - 14/6/08
In the words of the Sunday Times "One of the toughest horse races in the world was yesterday nearly won by a man in running shoes and shorts. After powering over 22 miles, three mountains and two rivers, John McFarlane came in a close second in the Man Versus Horse race at Llanwrtyd Wells in Wales. Though McFarlane finished 30 seconds behind the winner, a horse called Dukes Touch of Fun, he beat 45 other horses and more than 300 runners". John then had an early start on Sunday morning to win his King of the Mountains leg in the Welsh Castles Relay....
For the full Sunday Times report see: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4138214.ece
Baby News - 7/6/08
Congratulations to Al and Olivia Irvine on the safe arrival of baby Lucy Nicole on Saturday morning - a prudent move not to attend the TH&H 140 year celebration the night before!
Dorking 10 - 1/6/08
Thames ultra runners were in action at Dorking over the "sprint" distance of 10 miles with Matt Lynas and Chris Finill placing eight and ninth and second and third V40s. Also in action, good runs from the ladies, Vikki, Susan and Wendy.
8. Matt Lynas 58.05 9. Chris Finill 58.19 191. Vikki Filsell 1.12.50 441. Susan Snell 1.25.51 665. Wendy Lynas 2.03.02