Ribble Valley 10km - 31/12/06
Darren Talbot continued his fine run of form with a PB of 32.03 for 13th. Bethan Hopewell also ran extremely well for 39.16 and 14th lady.
Huncote Hash - 30/12/06
Two interpid members braved the winter chill to compete in the high class Huncote Hash event near Leicester. Ashley Brutnall showed that he is getting back on form in 50th place whilst Anna Garnier revelled in the stream run and stormed up Croft Hill to finish a fine 84th. 300 competed.
Lauriston 7 - 30/12/06
John McFarlane won this popular local event in 35:15 to go 4th on the all time list whilst Naomi Warner won the womens race from Madeline. It was also good to see Andy Weir on form and a host of other saltires tow the line.
1. J McFarlane 35:15 2. A Weir 36:53 10. N Warner 43:08 (1st lady) 13. D Pescod 44:33 21. M Ansell 50:59 25. D Walsh 53:20 27. D Justin 55:38 29. A Lea-Gerrard 57:22 31. D Jenkins 59:38 32. J Gordon 61:28
Gaddesby Gallop - 23/12/06
Anna Garnier was pipped to the top spot in this high class multi terrain race in Leicestershire and ended up with 3rd place.
Sanyo Half Marathon (Japan) - 23/12/06
Benita Johnson set a new course record for this hilly half marathon with a winning time of 70:01.
South of the Thames Senior - 16/12/06
Four saltires towed the line for this pre-Christmas event. Andy Weir finished 10th with Nic Gould 41st and Steve Paddock 71st. Liz Stavreski was 13th in the ladies event over the same course.
Ladies Event 1. C Wellington Bels 48:10 13. L Stavreski 60:53 Mens Event 1. P Wicks Bels 39:30 10. A Weir 43:06 41. N Gould 45:38 71. S Paddock 49:29
New Jersey State 10 mile Championships - 10/12/06
Ben Reynolds notched up his 5th New Jersey State championship victory in a time of 52:41 and in doing so pocketed $1000.
Bushy Park - 9/12/06
Sonia O Sullivan had a last blast around Bushy Park before heading off to Australia for the Winter and led home a trio of TH&H ladies with Julia Bleasdale making a welcome return from injury for third place and soon to be TH&H member Charlotte Saunders not far behind in fourth.
Hercules Wimbledon Inter-Club - 9/12/06
Keith Spacie led the club home in 23rd supported by Andy Robinson and David Walsh.
1. A Bodin 27.52 23. K Spacie 36:09 28. A Robinson 37:03 34. D Walsh 38:40 50 finished Team (3-to-score) 1st Vets AC 12 pts 2nd Hercules W 15 3rd K&P 19 4th TH&H 27
London Cross Country Championships - 9/12/06
Congratulations to Naomi Warner and Rachel Disley who were both members of the winning Surrey ladies team in this event.
Santas Storm Battersea - 9/12/06
Tom Kingsnorth showed he is more at home in a Santa suit than in waist deep ponds by taking victory in the Battersea Park Santa Run ahead of David Symons. James Whetman also ran well for 5th spot with Victoria Richmond completing the Thames quartet.
1. Tom Kingsnorth 19.52 2. David Symons 20.12 5. James Whetman 22.02 553 Victoria Richmond 37.25
Grim Challenge - part 2 - 3/12/06
Thames were well represented at the sharp end in this popular multi-terrain race held on an MoD tank-testing site near Aldershot. David Symons showed a clean pair of heels to the field but was closely followed by Tom Kingsnorth and 17-year old Tom Samuel to bring home a Thames 1-2-3.
David Moore ran strongly for 17th whilst young members Rameez Khan and Alex Scott also ran impressively to break into the top 50. Vikki Filsell steamed through the field whilst Liz Stavreski showed how rapidly she is improving at present.
1. D Symons 51:46 2. T Kingsnorth 51:54 3. T Samuel 52:12 17. D Moore 56:14 40 R Khan 59:22 47. N Maloney 59:51 49. A Scott 1h 00:06 72. M Boulton 1h 01:47 268. V Filsell 1h 08:40 496. E Stavreski 1h 13:57 1552 finished
Grim Challenge - part 1 - 2/12/06
Guy Dunscombe competed in this tough event and came a superb 5th in 54:08. 589 runners finished.
Bushy Park 5km - 2/12/06
Rachel Disley and Sonia O Sullivan and repeated their double from ealier in the year finishing first and second ladies over the rather wet 5km course. A saltire wearing Will Cockerell finished second man.
Dysart Trophy - 2/12/06
The ladies fitted in a quick run around Richmond Park before heading over to catch the end of the Varsity match. Naomi led the field home comfortably and the team placed second behind hosts Ranelagh.
1. Naomi Warner 24.48 7. Bethan Hopewell 26.23 12. Rachel Haining 27.56 15. Dorchie Cockerell 28.11 21. Alison Carpenter 29.14 26. Liz Stravreski 30.36 47. Jane Crabtree 34.32 Full Results see: http://www.ranelagh-harriers.com/results/061202f.html