Ronde des Sapins 13k mountain race - 28/8/05
Jonathan Thomson won the M60 event in the gruelling Ronde des Sapins, a 13 km race that takes place on the Plateau de Sault on the eastern end of the Pyrenees. His winning time of 61 minutes easily dispatched the local opposotion.
Isle of Man Marathon - 14/8/05
Matt and Wendy Lynas were surely the quickest couple over the course with Matt placing second in 2.40.07 and Wendy third in her age group with 4.53.36.
Surrey County 5k, Wimbledon - 14/8/05
Peter Giles took the M60 title over the classic 2 lap Wimbledon course. Thames results below
1. Phil Wicks (Bel) 15.09 13. Nic Gould 16.29 35. Pablo Lazo 17.33 46. Hugh Shields 17.52 57. Richard Pitt 18.10 91. (1) Peter Giles 19.16
Kermisloop 13, Torhout - 13/8/05
Thames celebrated the vice captains veteran debut with a weekend jaunt to Ghent. Putting his strategic planning into action, Larry saw the team to the entry desk with a full five minutes to spare. In the race itself, Don Naylor took second and Dorchie Lee an unofficial third place. Deeper in the field, however, the exertions of the previous nights GBG training took their toll. Results below.
1. Woldu Ghirma 40.29 2. Don Naylor 41.28 4. Dave Symons 44.05 20. Al Kennis 46.28 35. Larry Matthews (V40) 48.21 Dorchie Lee 51.34 97. Matt Bryant 54.30
Peter Giles win Southern M60 5000m Championships - 7/8/05
Peter Giles continued his dominance of the M60 age group at 5000 metres with another commanding performance at a hot and windy Exeter. His solo win in the South of England Championships in a time of 18:15 was all the more impressive given the fact that he strained his calf on the final lap.
World Championships, Helsinki - 6/8/05
In an amazingly strong field in the womens 10,000 metres, Benita Johnson finished 19th in a time of 31:55. An Altmann-esque final lap of 58.7s brought the world title back to Ethiopia and Tirunesh Dibaba in 30:24.