Our 151st season kicked off on Saturday with the Surrey Road Relay Championship which was a great day as always. Seven Thames teams enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather with some fine performances.
The team of Sarah Randles, Amy Aronson, Anri Cohen and Jess Davies were a strong 5thfor the Senior Women with Sarah Randles the fastest Thames leg in 17.34 (8thfastest overall). Cherry Wang, Heather Statham, Denise Barnett and Diane Neil-Mills were 10thand Joanna Shillington, Claire Altmann, Andrea Stehlikova and Laura Hall were close behind in 11th. For the W35s Denise Barnett, Annette Gould, Vikki Filsell and Rebekah Edgar were 4thwith Rebekah running the 9thfastest leg overall. The Senior Men had two teams in action with Gordon Pearce, Matt Jones, Martin Shore, James McMullan, Andy Weir and James Hoad all running remarkably similar leg times to miss out on a medal by 51 seconds in 4th. James Hoad was our fastest man with 15.07 (17thoverall). Chris Hutber, John Bull, James Meiklejohn, Charles Morris, Nic Gould and Nick Altmann were 11th. The M60s managed to break the run of 4ths with Richard Pitt, Rick Turner and Mike Farmery taking home bronze medals. Richard Pitt ran the fastest Thames leg with 19.09 (4thfastest overall). Rhodri Davies and Jim Foster also ran around in an incomplete team.