Nick wins the Last Friday of the Month Race - 25/7/03
Congratulations to Nick Altmann for winning the July Last Friday of the Month race in Hyde Park in 15.17. Keith Donald was 45th in 18.39.
Wedding Day 7k - 25/7/03
Thames turned up in force to retain the Stag Trophy at the Wedding Day 7km in Bushey Park. Andy Weir ran a well paced 22:53 to take 7th place, one ahead of Sonia O’Sullivan (23:02). John McFarlane continued his comeback, taking 9th place in 23:16, ahead of Dave Symons and Andy Howse. Tim Nightingale broke into the top 50 and it was good to see Leslie Cherrington back racing again to take the fourth M40 place. Robin Dickson was fastest M60 in 110th place out of a field of 600-plus runners.
BMC 5km Solihull - 22/7/03
Nick Altmann made a rare Thames excursion onto the track, completing the 5k in a swift 14.32
Surrey 5km - Wimbledon - 19/7/03
Sunday saw a good turnout by Thames braving the heat and hills of the Wimbledon 5k.
Runners included Keith Donald, Kate Symons, Robin Dixon, Jeff Armitage, Jenny Thomas, Alan Spencer and the captain. At the time of writing official results were unavailable, but the captain understands that Kate ran a Personal Best.
Harry Hawkes 8 - 6/7/03
Eighteen Thames runners contested the Road Running Championship and Quentin Clough Handicap held in conjunction with the Harry Hawkes 8 in Thames Ditton.
Andy Weir (41:17) led Nick Altmann (42:07) and Larry Mathews (42:44) to a Thames’ 1-2-3 and in doing so secured the Road Running Championship. Chris Daniels (44:27), Andy Howse (44:31) and Dave Symons (44:39) took positions four to six as Thames dominated the team event. Keith Spacie (M65) was the next saltire to cross the line in 50:07 which was sufficient to defeat all M50’s, and Kate Symons took the women’s race with 52:18. However, these exploits were shaded by Anthony Eady who pull off the remarkable coup of winning the handicap for the second consecutive year with a ‘Haile’ impressive net time of 35:30.