Wimbledon Common Time Trial - 29/12/07

The race saw a rare if welcome outing in a saltire for Phil Tedd, who won in 17:13. You will be reassured to know that the ever present Ian Higgins was present, along with other Thamesmen, although unusually far down the field, hopefully just taking a rest from the other 51 races in the series so far!

Lauriston 7 - Wimbledon Common - 29/12/07

Dave Walsh finished 11th in 51:55, and Jeff Armitage placed 13th in 52:48.

Wimbledon Common Time Trial - 22/12/07

The WCTT on December 22nd saw a vast host of Thames runners. Simon Wurr ran superbly to finish 1st in 15:56, showing that he is back to his best form. He was closely followed by Neil Chisholm in 2nd (16:33) and Andy Weir in 3rd (16:41). Dave Symons and Ian Higgins (of course) followed in 6th and 7th, and the Ladies Captain was leading lady in 17th (20:20).

Kingston and Poly 9 miles - 22/12/07

Kingston and Poly 9 mile race was, perhaps unsurprisingly, sparsely attended. Well done to Simon Molden who finished 3rd in 49:49, and to Dave Walsh, who placed 12th in 64:30.

Wimbledon Common Time Trial - 15/12/07

As Xmas edges ever closer, only the hard core remain. Ian Higgins returned to winning ways in 17:37, and the virtually ever present Colin Price came in 41st.

Bushy Park Time Trial - 15/12/07

Dave Symons also finished 5th, outsprinting short distance specialist Chris Finill in a blanket finish.

South of the Thames 7.5 miles - 15/12/07

The longer format of the South of the Thames took place at Nork Park, Banstead. The new men of Thames were obviously out Xmas shopping, as male representation was restricted to the legendary stalwart that is Andy Weir, who had a fine run to finish 8th. Our ladies fared rather better, led home by Liz Stavreski in a fine 5th place, followed by Charlotte Saunders in 10th and the Captain in 14th.

Bedford Half - 9/12/07

A few Thames members braved the wind, rain and sleet at the Bedford Harriers Half Marathon. Lucy Hasell was winning lady in 77:09; Nick Altmann finished 12th in 74:04; and Hugh Shields opted for some (very) over distance work, finishing in 87:00.

Wimbledon Common Time Trial - 8/12/07

Dave Symons continued his recent good form with a fine victory in 16:56, followed again by Ian Higgins and Richard Pitt in 3rd and 4th respectively. Also present were the Ladies Captain (13th – 2nd lady), Alan Gibbons (15th), Anna Garnier (18th – 21:22 – course PB), Lorna Celiku (35th – 23:47 – course PB), and Colin Price (43rd).

The Grim - 2/12/07

Simon Wurr scored a notable victory from in the gruelling Grim challenge, an 8 mile multi-terrain race. Simon’s protégés were also in force, Tom Samuel finishing a fine 2nd, with Alex Scott 22nd and Rameez Khan 45th in a very large field. Good to see Guy Dunscombe back in action, who finished 13th in the same race held on the Saturday.

WCTT - 1/12/07

Thames have continued to excel in the Wimbledon 5k time trial. December 1st saw ever present Ian Higgins finish 4th, with Richard Pitt 7th, and Alan Gibbons (18th). Anna Garnier (19th) and Colin Price (37th) also in attendance.

BPTT - 1/12/07

Not to be undone by his wife, Dave Symons has also shown exemplary commitment on the racing front of late, earning a fine victory in the Bushy Park 5k on December 1st, in a time of 16:48.

Dysart Cup - 1/12/07

An impressive contingent of Thames ladies did battle in the Dysart Cup event in Richmond Park. We were just pipped to first place in the team event by Serpentine, but there were fine runs from Liz Stavreski (6th), Alison Carpenter (10th), the Captain (11th), Vikki Filsell (15th), Enfys Jones (19th), Rachel Haining (30th) and Loran Celiku (40th).