Richmond 13.1 Half Marathon - 31/3/13
Nic Gould, Dave Crowther and Paul Whitlock were all in action in the Richmond Half-Marathon.
Two Oceans Marathon, Cape Town - 31/3/13
Andy Weir finished the full 56km (35 miles) in 3:38, having passed the marathon distance in 2:41. Results are still provisional, so further information will follow.
Kingston Breakfast Run - 24/3/13
Five Saltires were in action in the 16-mile Kingston Breakfast Run. Ed Catmur showed that his marathon preparations were coming along well by finishing in 5th place.
King's Head Reunion - 23/3/13
In August 1975, the Great Fire of Thames destroyed our headquarters, heritage and hip-baths at the King's Head in Roehampton. On Saturday, a dwindling group of veteran Thames men returned, pilgrim-like, to the freshly-opened King's Head.
European Masters' Indoor Championships, San Sebastian - 19/3/13
Andy Robinson took the silver medal in the M45 3000m, behind Redouan Benarafa (Spain - 9:02). Andy ran 9:04.77, his fastest time over the distance for 20 years.
Konigforst 10k and Marathon, Cologne - 17/3/13
David and Kate Symons had a successful weekend in the hills and trails near Cologne. Kate finished 3rd lady in the 10k and David matched the position in the marathon, finishing in 2hrs 47. Lucas also ran well in the 1k.
Reading Half-Marathon - 17/3/13
Four Saltires were in action at the Reading Half-Marathon. Will Mackay - running in the colours of Bedford & County - ran excellently to finish 20th. Not far behind was Simon Wurr, clocking a time just 2 seconds outside his personal best. Toby Pearson and Anthony Doolittle crossed the line in quick succession a little further back.
Roman Road Run, Cambridge - 16/3/13
Maire Gorman finished 21st in the Roman Road Run in a time of 84.34. Full results can be found here.
Finchley 20 - 16/3/13
Nic Gould finished 6th in 1:58.31
BMAF National Cross-Country Championships, Sunderland - 16/3/13
Ben Reynolds made the long trek to Sunderland to defend his BMAF V45 cross-country title. He duly did so, finishing 2nd in the overall race to a V35 from Tipton. Ben reports that the course was on a different bit of the park from where the National was run, and not so muddy.
Ruth Clifton selected for Surrey in Inter-Counties at Cofton Park - 9/3/13
On Saturday Ruth ran for the Surrey Team at Cofton Park, Birmingham. The commentator told us that conditions were the muddiest ever. We must ask Ruth whether it did rival Parliament Hill. I spotted Ruth running very well amongst some ace lady runners. The Surrey Team of which Ruth was an important member, finished in a very close Silver Medal position with just 151 points to Hampshire's 154. They were well ahead of Yorkshire on 190.
This great run by Ruth finished her wonderful cross-country season. Ruth was the top Surrey League runner along with our ladies' team who also finished in top position for the fourth year running. Many congratulations to Ruth for gaining her place in the Surrey County Team. We also wish her and Charlie good wishes and a fabulous wedding which is happening very soon.
Full results can be found here.
Claire seizes the day. - 9/3/13
Claire Day took advantage of some of the wettest conditions underfoot to take the first tankard of the year. Claire was also fastest lady, and Andy Weir the quickest man over the course. Results below.
Handicap finish actual time Claire Day 11:45 15:22:25 0:49:10 John Clark 06:45 15:23:21 0:45:06 Andy Arbour 06:45 15:23:48 0:45:33 Andy Weir 02:45 15:24:01 0:41:46 Rhodri Davis 11:45 15:24:22 0:51:07 Simon Molden 04:00 15:24:45 0:43:45 Elizabeth Stavreski12:15 15:24:55 0:52:10 David Walsh 23:15 15:26:12 1:04:27 Jon Salmon 15:15 15:26:17 0:56:32 David Symons 03:45 15:26:36 0:45:21 Annette Gould 16:00 15:27:09 0:58:09 Maureen Poole 23:15 15:34:07 1:12:22 David Jenkins 25:15 15:40:44 1:20:59 Richard Weston 32:15 15:42:34 1:29:49
Teddy Hall Relays - 6/3/13
The Thames men’s team ran well to finish six overall and second in the “non-university team” category, behind the overall winners, the RAF. The team was a fine mix of age (Andy Robinson and the captain) and youth (Robin Brown and Alex Young) and performances throughout were very consistent, with only 36 seconds separating the fastest and slowest legs. However, mention must go to Andy, who set the tone on leg one in 19.04 and Alex – making a fine debut in a Saltire – who ran 19.16 on leg 3, having already run a leg for CUH&H and still recovering from the CUH&H Boundary Run the previous weekend.
THAMES HARE & HOUNDS
OUCCC OLD GITS MEN
7th overall & 3rd non-university club
OUCCC OLD GITS MIXED
6th overall & 2nd non-university club
Full results can be found here.
Treviso Marathon - 3/3/13
Jimmy Cox-Nicol ran 2hrs 47mins and a personal best as part of his Comrades build up.