Thames Ladies win Bronze medals in the South of the Thames 5 miles - 24/11/13

Herne Hill hosted the South of the Thames 5 miles, using every inch of Streatham Common to provide a stretching and scenic route. It was a refreshing change for the Men and Ladies to run together, with the Ladies running well to pick up Bronze medals. They were just 8 points behind SLH, with Belgrave in 1st place. Claire Day was 7th (34:42); Liz Stavreski 10th (35:20); Dorchie Cockerell 15th (35:58); Anna Garnier 26th (38:47); and Vikki Filsell in 31st (39:15).
The Thames men were just short of one man on the day for the four to score race, but Gordon Pearce ran well to finish 13th (29:15); Andy Weir in 48th (32:05); and Ollie Brodwick-Ward in 67th (33:11). However, we would have been hard pushed to beat Kent AC, who once again showed their strength by finishing in 2nd, 4th, 5th and 12th.

Thames Ladies take Bronze in the London Cross-Country Championships - 18/11/13

For the first time, Thames took to Parliament Hill on Saturday to take part in the London Cross-Country Championships. The course was as tough as ever, but the Ladies ran exceptionally well to take the Bronze medal behind Highgate and London Heathside, also beating our Surrey League rivals Dulwich. In the scoring four were Claire Day in 9th; Ruth Wallace in 18th; Dorchie Cockerell in 27th and Liz Stavreski in 31st. Anna Garnier and Vikki Filsell played a key supporting role in 57th and 60th place.
In a four to score race the men again showed superb packing, with Martin shore in 18th; Gordon Pearce in 21st; Martin Bishop in 26th and Nic Gould in 27th. They were supported by Brian Thursby-Pelhan in 44th; John Clark in 59th; and Ollie Brodwick-Ward in 101st. Sadly we just missed out on Bronze medals by a mere 5 points to Hercules Wimbledon. But we were 32 points well clear of our Surrey League Rivals Herne Hill.
Full results here

Thames Place Third in the Surrey League in a High Quality Field - 10/11/13

Despite some heavy rain earlier in the day making the conditions underfoot quite slippery, Kent AC proved that they are going to be hard to beat this year, with top level packing putting 5 of their best in the top ten. Herne Hill Harriers also packed heavily, with 7 of their team in the top 30. Thames fought hard in this high quality race, only finishing 42 points off Herne Hill, and actually closing our 10th man in 45th - better than both Kent and Herne Hill and proving what a strong team we have this year.
Thames also retained our second place in the league overall behind Kent AC, but only ten points in front of Herne Hill. We therefore have everything to fight for in the next league fixture which is going to be at home, so hopefully that will give us an advantage.
The ten scorers finished as follows:

1Frank TicknerKent AC27:40
7James McMullanTH&H28:55
10Richard KowenickiTH&H29:15
20Simon WurrTH&H29:58
29Will MackayTH&H30:36
32Ed CatmurTH&H30:41
35Martin ShoreTH&H30:49
37Ben ReynoldsTH&H31:03
39Nic GouldTH&H31:09
46Neil ChisholmTH&H31:29
47Gordon PearceTH&H31:33

Team Results:
1Kent AC202
2Herne Hill Harriers242

Full results can be found here

Kingston & Polytechnic Harriers 7 miles race - 7/11/13

Despite a number of members taking part in the Itchenor Sailing Club 'Not the Outlying Run', Thames managed to field a team for the 7 mile race at Sheen Cross, with Nic Gould running well to finish 2nd place.
The results were as follows:

1M CummingsHerne Hill39:02
2Nic GouldTH&H39:19
3J RobertsonK&P40:12
4Joe GaleTH&H41:35
5Andy ArbourK&P41:43
8Ollie Brodwick-WardTH&H43:38
18Richard WestonTH&H81:33