More results from the Vets European Indoor Championships - Torun, Poland - 30/3/15
Anna Garnier won a Gold team medal in the W60 5km Cross-Country in 18:17.4 (slightly short of 5km) with her team mates Angela Copson and Sue James. This super trio beat German to silver by 20 minutes and Poland to Bronze.
European Vets Indoor Championships - Torun, Poland - 26/3/15
Many congratulations to Ben Reynolds who secured a silver medal in the V50 3000m European Indoor Championships, with a speedy 9:00:97.
Aggregate Handicap - 24/3/15
Congratulations to Jeff Armitage who also won the overall aggregate Handicap for this season. The final results are below:
Aggregate 5 mile 7.5 mile 10 mile Total Jeff Armitage 1 2 1 4 Ed Catmur 3 1 2 6 Richard Weston 2 3 3 8
10 Mile Handicap - 24/3/15
Many congratulations to Jeff Armitage who won the overall 10 mile Handicap on Saturday afternoon. Ed Catmur ran the fastest time on the day in 60:55; closely followed by Matt Lynas in 61:59. Overall results are below:
Handicap Actual Time Net Time Jeff Armitage 00:27:31 01:20:19 00:52:48 Matt Lynas 00:06:36 01:01:59 00:55:23 Joe Gale 00:06:36 01:04:09 00:57:33 Paul Newby 00:39:37 01:38:18 00:58:41 Ed Catmur 00:02:12 01:00:55 00:58:43 Matt Beaney 00:24:12 01:25:15 01:01:03 Hugh Arnold 00:13:12 01:20:28 01:07:16 Dan Findlay-Robinson 00:12:06 01:20:29 01:08:23 Richard Weston 01:08:14 02:19:46 01:11:32 Neil Chisholm 00:04:24 01:25:16 01:20:52 Dave Walsh 1 lap
The Reading Half Marathon - 23/3/15
The Reading Half Marathon saw a strong turn out of Thames runners. In a stacked field, where a time of 70 mins got you a 58th place finish, second claimer James Hoad ran an excellent time of 69:51 to finish 53rd place. Another second claimer Andrew Lawrence finished in 62nd with 60:14. Gordon Pearce ran an excellent 71:04 and was 71st, he was closely followed by Martin Shore who ran 71:53. Nic Gould, suffering from new parent sleep deprivation, still managed a solid 76:20.
BMAF Cross-Country Championships, Ruthin - 14/3/15
Thames won the V45 gold medal at the BMAF National Cross-Country Championships at Ruthin in north Wales. There was the added bonus of individual silver medals for Ben Reynolds (V50) and Andy Weir (V45). Ben did lose his 4-year winning streak to a Welsh sheep farmer, Austin Davies.
IAAF International Cross-Country, Antrim - 14/3/15
Representing Guernsey, Richard Kowenicki finished 41st in the Home Countries International in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Guernsey finished 7th out of 9 teams, beating Northern Ireland and the Midlands.
32nd Thames H&H vs South London Harriers Mob Match - 14/3/15
South London Harriers won the 32nd mob match by 79 points to 119, scoring 9-a-side.
What a difference a fortnight makes! Despite the chill still in the air, 37 runners from Thames and SLH ventured onto the Common today for a mob match over the 7 1/2 mile course - with a slight detour to avoid ground nesting Skylarks on the Plain by the Windmill adding a few hundred yards to the normal distance, this extra mileage no doubt explaining why despite dry conditions no-one was able to come close to the 40 minute mark.
Match score (9-to-score)
Thames H&H: 119 points
South London Harriers: 79 points
Thanks are due to the Pioneers for ensuring all stayed reasonably on-course except where distracted by unexpected (though not unwelcome) sunshine, the Timekeepers for a prompt and accurate set of results, and the Carver for an excellent tea.
Teddy Hall Relays - 11/3/15
A three-quarters Thames OUCCC Old Gits team finished a very creditable 10th out of 72 teams at the Teddy Hall Relay.
BMAF Indoor Championships - 9/3/15
Many congratulations to Anna Garnier who won her age group for both the 1500m and the 3000m at Lee Valley in the BMAF Indoor Championships over the weekend. She ran in 5:30:58 and 11:44:59 respectively. A great performance.
Finchley 20 - 8/3/15
The Saltire was flying strongly at the Finchley 20 miles this morning. Congratulations to Gordon Pearce who finished in 2nd place with 1:53:05. Just behind him in 3rd was second claimer Andrew Lawrence who ran 1:54:34. Simon Wurr also demonstrated that his marathon training is on track with a 14th place finish in 2:03:00.
Further Weekend Round Up (7th and 8th March) - 8/3/15
In the Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships in Birmingham Richard Kowenicki finished 101st running for Hampshire.
Engadin Cross-Country Ski Marathon - 8/3/15
Chris Daniels clocked a 2:22:18 for the Engadin cross-country ski marathon. 13 minutes quicker than last year and all of that due to better technique, not better fitness! This is the cross-country skiing equivalent of the London marathon, and the winner was a little over 1:35. Chris was 2357th place out of the 13,000+ who finished and 414th in his age-group.
Election of Club President - 2/3/15
Following the invitation to all members to nominate candidates for the forthcoming Presidential election, the following was received: