Thames Virtual 5km #thh5km

With events understandably cancelled far and wide, Thames came together virtually this weekend to complete a 5km time trial. With all racing individually across Saturday and Sunday, wind conditions and finding your flattest local course were key. Keeping 2m from passersby was also of course a challenge for those of us in busier areas. However … Read more

Surrey League – Ladies Race 4

Thankfully the day before Storm Ciara hit, the Thames Ladies turned out in force for the final race of the 2019-2020 league in Richmond Park. The competition was on, as we started the day 11 points behind Clapham. Emails were sent, phone calls and favours called in to achieve a full strength team of 15 … Read more

Ladies Surrey League 3

On the 11th of January, fresh for the new year and decade 15 Thames ladies turned out on Wimbledon common and what a team performance it was! Some amazing runs saw us win with a season low 50 points, almost wiping out the gap to Clapham whom we trail by just 11 points going into the … Read more

South of Thames 2019

For the first time in many years, we fielded a reasonable number of runners for the South of Thames championship team race. The weather and course could be billed as 100% cross country, with the wet weather of the last few months resulting in Lloyd park varying between ankle deep mud and extensive bog. As … Read more

London Champs 2019

7 Ladies and 7 gents made the journey to the iconic Parliament Hill for the London Champs. The course was particularly tough for this point in the season, a muddy soup from the particularly wet autumn. Excellent preparation for January, when we will all be back for the Southerns. Both teams finished in creditable 9th … Read more

Surrey Masters Championships

For many of us, Morden Park was a new venue for XC. We were greeted with sunshine, grass, hills, mud and big puddles. 7 ladies became 5 on the day (get well soon Andrea B and Beks). Congratulations go to all 5 but especially Charlotte Mason who was fastest lady and a clear winner of the W35 … Read more

Ladies Surrey League 1

Reigate provided a proper cross country course to start the season, with plenty of mud, steep hills and rough descents. In drizzly conditions, but luckily not the torrential rain forecast, 9 ladies dusted off their spikes to do battle. With several late dropouts due to illness and a number of key team members missing, we … Read more

National Road Relays

For the first time in recent years Thames were represented at the National 4 stage road relays held at Sutton Park, Birmingham on the 6th October. The ladies team came a fantastic 28th out of 64 complete teams. The race consisted of 4 x 4.33km legs on a hilly course around roads in the park. … Read more

Southern Road Relays

At Crystal Palace on Sunday, 17 Saltires braved the rain to enjoy the hills of South London. The course was fast, and the steep descent back to the finish on the track was particularly fun. Our Ladies A team finish of 19th was a brilliant result, especially given the quality of the opposition. It was … Read more

Surrey Road Relays

The new season opened with the Surrey Road Relays, in traditional sunshine at Wimbledon Park last weekend. We had a great turn out of 4 ladies and one men’s team,enjoying the struggle up the hill as well as the descent back into the park!  Well done to our Ladies A team, made up of Claire … Read more