Wedding Day 7.15km - 28/7/06
Thames warmed up for Will and Dorchies big day with a strong showing in Friday evenings Wedding Day Race. Held in beautiful Summer evening weather, John McFarlane and Sonia OSullivan were first home for Thames as we retained the mens team stag and regained the ladies team vase.
Distance 7.15km 1. Scott Overlall 22.08 Blackheath 2. Michael Skinner 22.09 Blackheath 3. John MacFarlane 22.24 TH&H 5. Darren Talbot 23.01 TH&H 6. David Symons 23.14 TH&H 7. Andy Weir 23.31 TH&H 9. Al Kennis 24.40 TH&H 10. Sonia OSullivan 24.45 TH&H 14. Naomi Warner 25.18 TH&H 43. Mike Farmery 27.28 TH&H 54. Bethan Hopewell 28.00 TH&H 55. Tim Nightingale 28.04 TH&H 57. Kate Symons 28.15 TH&H 65. Ed Catmur 28.29 TH&H 90. Anna Garnier 29.45 TH&H 116. Al Irvine 30.45 TH&H 143. Robin Dickson 31.48 TH&H 281. Maureen Poole 37.06 TH&H
European Masters T&F Champs - 24/7/06
In brutal conditions that exceeded 40C Hugh Shields rounded off a fine summer with 8th place in the M40 1500 metres in 4:20. David Taylor (Blackheath) won in just under 4 minutes.
Milton Keynes Half Marathon - 23/7/06
Phill Sly won in 65:20
Elmbridge 10km - 23/7/06
Naomi Warner produced another quality run of 35.27 to place first lady by some considerable margin, and seventeenth finisher, in this popular local race. New members Simon Hill and Bernie OShea also ran well to improve on their previous 10km times.
1. Stuart Major 32.05 SLH 2. Phil Killingley 33.01 Ranelagh 3. Tim Elsey 33.09 Dorking 17. Naomi Warner 35.27 TH&H (First Lady) 78. Dan Pescod 39.29 TH&H 81. Simon Hill 39.39 TH&H 102. Kate Symons 40.22 TH&H 141 Keith Spacie 41.51 TH&H 283 Bernie OShea 47.58 TH&H
Blisco Dash - 19/7/06
Inspired by their sucess the previous weekend the barechested holidaying TH&H men ventured into the fells once more. This time for the shorter - and steeper challenge of the Blisco Dash (5m/2000 feet). With three in the top five on the climb things looked promising until the steep descent when self preservation lead to eventual placings of Johnie and Dave in eighth and tenth and Nick a little way behind.
Pinewood 10km - 16/7/06
Anna Garnier continued her fine race form with an age group course record.
Thames harness the Horseshoe - 16/7/06
Thames enhanced their fell race credentials with team victory in the Kentmere Horseshoe (12 mile 3300 feet) fell race near Windermere. Nick Altmann led the holidaymaking team home with John McFarlane, David Symons and Al Kennis completing the quartet. Kate Symons also completed her first fell race.
Bushy Park 5km - 15/7/06
Vikki Filsell and Tim Nightingale made their fist appearances at the weekly BPTT with strong debut runs.
British Masters T&F Championships - 8/7/06
Hugh Shields finished 4th in the M40 1500m in 4:17.90
Belmar 5 miles (USA) - 8/7/06
Ben Reynolds was 3rd in a swift 24:58.
Whissendine 6ix - 6/7/06
Anna Garnier won the W45 race and was 42:23 for a very hilly 10km.
Nick Chases the Postmen Home - 6/7/06
Nick Altmann ran a strong race to place third in Thursdays Chase Corporate Challenge behind Chris Davies and Alun Vaughan of Royal Mail.
Woking monthly handicap - 3 miles - 6/7/06
Anthony Eady triumphed in the handicap after a strong run. Keith Spacie and Karen Jones also had encouraging performances.
1. Anthony Eady 25.43 24.28 net 9. Keith Spacie 27.00 18.45 11. Karen Jones 27.02 19.17
Johnny takes the honours - 2/7/06
John McFarlane took both individual victory and also the Quentin Clough handicap tankard at the Harry Hawkes 8. With temperatures moving skywards, it was a day for the faster runners as they seemed less affected by the heat. Thames won both the men and the ladies team prizes, led home by Naomi Warner who ran a fine 47 minutes for 1st lady and 9th place overall. Race and handicap results below.
Time H’cap Net Time John McFarlane 00:41:44 01:04 40:40 David Symons 00:45:12 04:15 40:57 Al Kennis 00:46:37 05:38 40:59 Larry Matthews 00:47:20 05:38 41:42 Naomi Warner 00:47:42 05:50 41:52 Nick Altmann 00:43:59 01:52 42:07 Paul Newby 01:02:24 20:06 42:18 Kate Symons 00:55:08 12:38 42:30 Peter Giles 00:53:29 09:48 43:41 Alison Carpenter 00:56:55 12:56 43:59 Karen Mitchell 01:00:08 15:21 44:47 Al Irvine 00:58:57 12:10 46:47 Phil Sly 00:47:42 00:00 47:42 Jeremy Denny 01:04:10 15:27 48:43 Michael Bostelmann 01:09:16 17:47 51:29 Vanita Raisan 01:14:47 23:16 51:31 Frank Carpenter 01:32:45 40:43 52:02
Bushy Park 5km - 1/7/06
Anna Garnier secured her first win in the Bushy Park 5km no doubt inspiring Andy Murray to victory, but sadly not our footballers.
Thames men star on the track - 1/7/06
Phill Sly destroyed a good quality field over 5000 metres and was never headed after a first km of 2:50 and won in 14:33. John Macfarlane won the B string in very hot conditions at Norbiton. Nick Altmann also proved that alcohol can aid your performance with a highly encouraging 4.02 for 1500 whilst Simon Wurr finished 2nd in the 3km s/c in 9:21.
John Macfarlane gets GB call up - 1/7/06
John Macfarlane has been selected to run for Great Britain in the Toronto Marathon.