Top 10s at the Southerns

The Saltires returned to Beckenham Place Park this weekend, ready to do battle at the South of England Cross Country Championship. Facing a much drier course than Beckenham provided for the Surrey League two weeks ago, the Thames teams sealed some impressive positions. The women were first to run, with seven ladies competing in the … Read more

Winning weekend at Wimbledon Common and Box Hill

The Saltires were split across the parklands of Surrey this weekend, as the Box Hill Fell Race and the Veterans AC Cross Country jointly kept the team busy. The latter saw four Thames ladies out competing on home turf, with each scooping a medal for their efforts. Denise Barnett (24th overall), Vikki Filsell (29th) and … Read more

Top-10 Dominance at the Surrey League

The Saltires were out in force at Beckenham Place Park this weekend, taking on the mud and the elements for the third Surrey League fixture of the season. Adjusting well to the fierce winds and treacherous terrain, Thames runners featured heavily at the sharp end of the field. In the men’s race, second-claim runners Jack … Read more

Muddy Start to 2023 at the County Championships

The Surrey Championships delivered the promise of hard work and tough conditions this weekend, as 14 Saltires took to the mud at Lloyd Park, Croydon. In the ladies’ race, friendly competition between Serena Carter and Ruby Woolfe saw the pair finishing just three seconds apart, in 10th and 11th respectively. Supplemented by the work of … Read more

2022 Oxford-Cambridge University Cross Country Races Results

Cambridge carried off the honours in the two University Cross-Country Races, held over Thames’s courses on Wimbledon Common on Saturday 3rd November. In the 46th Ladies’ Race, the Light Blues lived up to their pre-race favourites tag by taking five of the first six places and winning by 29 points to 50. Niamh Bridson Hubbard … Read more

2022 Oxford-Cambridge University Cross-Country Races Preview

This Saturday (3rd December), Oxford University Cross-Country Club and Cambridge University Hare & Hounds will meet once again to continue a rivalry that stretches back to 1880. The races will be hosted again by Thames Hare and Hounds on Wimbledon Common. This year’s event will be extra special as it will also see the unveiling … Read more

Saltires battle it out at the Liverpool Cross Challenge

Thames was proudly represented this weekend by several of our intrepid athletes seeking glory at the Liverpool Cross Challenge. In the event of very high calibre, the team put on an impressive performance to battle through the mud. In the senior women’s event, Ruby Woolfe continued her sterling season to clinch a hard-fought 48th place, … Read more

Bronze all round at the London Cross Country Championships

The Thames men’s and women’s teams each had an excellent day out at the London Championships this weekend, with both taking home team bronze. Over the punishing hills of Hampstead Heath, Ruby Woolfe was the first female athlete home for Thames, herself claiming an individual bronze medal. She was followed by Beth Murray (6th), with … Read more

Impressive individual performances on Wimbledon Common

Thames were on home turf for the second Surrey League of the season, which saw mixed team success, but some fabulous individual results. For the women, Ruby Woolfe took her second 2nd place of the season and was followed home by Beth Murray in 6th. Their top-10 performances were invaluable to the team effort, though … Read more

Thames Summer 2022

Greetings fellow Saltires, I hope you are getting ready for the new season and feeling motivated by the fantastic club performances in the London marathon – more from James on that later. In possibly a dangerous move the president has been given access to the email distribution list. I am going to use the privilege … Read more