Strong first Surrey League for Thames Men

The Men got their Surrey League campaign underway last weekend on a new Ranelagh course in Richmond Park and battled hard for a strong third place. We ran in unseasonably sweltering conditions and the standard set by Hercules Wimbledon and Kent was extremely high as expected. Third was a very encouraging performance that we can build on in the next races. Jim Allchin was first Saltire across the line in a breakthrough performance of 12th followed by James Hoad in 16th, Paddy Roddy 32nd, Simon Wurr 33rd, James McMullan 35th, Simon Baines 39th, Martin Shore 41st, Matt Jones 48th, James Chettle 49th and Neil Chisholm 54th. It was nice to field enough runners for a B team who placed 4th B team with Andy Weir in 68th, Nick Altmann 72nd, Tom Greenwood 92nd, Petter Johnsen 119th, John Bull 126th, Rory Spicer 132nd, Nic Gould 161st, Gerard Hasson 185th, Matt Beaney 204th and Derry Lozano-Hoyland in 209th. Nine of our V40-49 Men were in the top ten for their category with Simon Wurr 2nd and Simon Baines 3rd and Andy Weir was 1st V50. Great running by all and bring on Race 2 on the 10th November.

A few of the Men’s team enjoying some well earned post-race refreshment