WCTT 5km / BPTT 5km - 24/5/08
George Garnier must have been taking some training tips from his Mother Anna to set a new pb of 16.46 and take third place at Wimbledon. Hugh Arnold and John Bryant also made the most of the dry conditions for course pbs. Over at sunny Bushy Park Julia Bleasdale showed she is finding form again with a "steady" 17.19 to place first lady with team mate Sonia O'Sullivan in second spot. David Symons placed third in the men's race in 16.46.
100km Anglo-Celtic Plate - 18/5/08
"Fresh" from a place in the silver medal winning TH&H London Marathon squad and the star runner in the Running Fitness magazine team, Julian Rendal made a superb 100km debut of 7:33:15 to place third as part of a victorious English 100km team.
SEAA Vets Road Relays - 18/5/08
The V60s team finished a creditable 14th comprised of Robin Dickson, Michael Johnson and Hugh Arnold, the latter putting in an awesome leg of 18.31. The V50s team placed 19th with Rick Turner setting the pace with at 17.08 leg followed by Peter Blair-Fish, Rhodri Davies, the President, Mike Farmery, Paul Whitlock.
Super Sixties Robin Dickson 21.22 Michael Johnson 19.46 Hugh Arnold 18.31 Flying Fifties Rick Turner 17.08 Peter Blair-Fish 20.54 Rhodri Davies 19.04 Michael Bostlemann 23.03 Mike Farmery 17.55 Paul Whitlock 20.02
Parkland Relays Richmond Park - 14/5/08
Last Wednesday saw the ever popular Parkland Relays in Richmond Park, which this year were blessed with a beautiful sunny evening and some excellent performances from Thames runners.
The TH&H Ladies race saw a convincing win by Thames, led by a superb first leg run from Lucy Hasell in 16:10, ably backed up by Dorchie Cockerell (17:45), making a welcome return to racing with husband and baby Sebastian in tow, and Rachel Disley (19:12). Not content with the fastest leg, Lucy also ran the 2nd fastest leg of the night in 16:49 for Belgrave B Team. The ladies 2nd team also ran impressively for 5th place courtesy of Vicky Filsell (19:40), Maureen Poole (22:40), and Rachelís daughter Poppy Disley (20:40). A fine generation spanning effort from the Thames ladies.
The TH&H Men made it a double victory from Thames on the night, winning convincingly from Belgrave, who looked like they might challenge at one stage, before deciding to throw a triple jumper into the mix. This time fastest leg of the night was shared by two Thames runners, James Mcmullan (14:47), and Simon Wurr,turning out for Westminster School. The remainder of the Thames team, namely Toby Pearson (15:05), Andy Weir (15:08) and Dave Symons (15:25) all had excellent runs. Andy also ran another fast leg to bring home the Thames Vets team of Al Gibbons, John Bryant, and Jeremy Denny.
5000m Action - 11/5/08
Congratulations to James McMullan for claiming a silver medal at the Surrey track 5000m champs with 15:20. Congratulations also to Darren Talbot for (finally) breaking the 15 min barrier with a fine 14:54 elsewhere...
Ranelagh Half Marathon - 11/5/08
Some of the clubs newer members were in action over the flat, but hot, Richmond course, with Charlie Cooper coming home in just over 1:30 and Bernt-Erik Roaed and Enfys Jones both running well to fininsh in 1:37.
The Outlying Run - 10/5/08
Many thanks to Andy Howse for once more organising a wonderful running location and stunning weather for the Outlying run in Lyndhust. Saturday saw Thames men and women running, cycling and walking the carefully selected routes of 6 to 16 miles before a fine dinner and, yes the guitars were out, but no ukulele this year...
WCTT 5km - 10/5/08
With the delights of the Outlying run as a rival attraction it was always going to be a small TH&H turnout, but fine weather saw a record number of finishers at this weeks race with fine runs from Ian and Dan.
WCTT 5km - 3/5/08
The TH&H vets were out in force at the WCTT this week. V40 Matt "Norton" Lynas and V60 Hugh Arnold made their race debuts with regulars Ian, Michael, Anna and Al all running well over the rough ground.