Reports

Kingston & Poly Inter-Club Match - 30/9/06

Thames won both the 4 and 10-to-score matches by narrow margins thanks to an all round club performance. Ian Bright closed the 10-to-score team and helped Thames to a 9 point winning margin after the Captain had lead the field home closely followed by Nick Malynn in third. Simon Molden and Michael Evans provided mid-order strength and were closely followed by Keith Alison and Al Gibbons.


1	S Wurr		27.00
3	N Malynn		27.42
8 	N Gould		28.56
12	S Paddock	30.25
13	S Molden		30.25
20	M Evans		33.15
21	K Spacie		33.39
23	A Gibbons	33.55
26	A Carpenter	34.32
35	I Bright		37.46
39	D Walsh		38.44
40	M Bostelmann	38.59


Team Result

4-to-score
1st	TH&H		24 pts
2nd	K&P		29 
3rd	Hercules W	31 
4th	Milos		97 

10-to-score
1st	TH&H		162 pts
2nd	K&P		171
3rd	HW		205


Toronto Marathon - 24/9/06

John McFarlane gained his second international marathon vest in the Toronto marathon and ran 2h 21.47 for 12th place.


Towpath Cup - 24/9/06

Tom Samuel won this 3.3 mile race along the Thames in 17:37 - a new record time by a school boy. Thames members Nick Maloney and Martin Boulton also set new personal best times for the distance.


1. T Samuel		17.37
9. N Maloney		20.25
13. M Boulton		20.41

37 finished


Ladies Southern Road Relays - 24/9/06

Thames claimed the bronze medal in a very competitive Ladies 4-stage road relays at Aldershot. Naomi Warner got the team off to a flying start in 2nd with the 7th fastest time of the day. Rachel ran with great determination on the second leg before Benita ran the fastest time of the day with a stunning 11:58 to bring the club up to second. Sonia anchored the team with a strong 13:01 for third place overall. The Thames B team also ran strongly for 35th pipping Herne Hills A team by 5 seconds. Star of the team was Anna Garnier who flew past 9 teams on the final leg.


Senior Ladies Race

3rd  TH&H A		53:10
1. N Warner		13.03	(2)
2. R Disley		15.08	(7)
3. B Johnson		11.58	(3)
4. S O Sullivan		13.01	(3)


35th  TH&H B		1:05.37	
1. K Mitchell		16.21	(44)
2. M Ansell		16.40	(42)
3. E Stavreski		17.07	(42)
4. A Garnier		15.29	(35)


Mens Southern Road Relays - 23/9/06

The V60 quartet of Michael Johnson Robin Dickson Keith Spacie and Hugh Arnold moved steadily through the field from 7th at the end of the first leg to gain the silver medal with anchor man Hugh recording the second fastest V60 time of the afternoon. The V50 quartet finished a terrific 8th out of 24 with Rick Turner running a swift 22:47 in gaining 12 places on the second leg. The V40 squad finished 9th out of 30 teams with David Moore gaining 5 places and Larry Mathews four. The Senior Mens team narowly gained qualification to the National 6 Stage by 20 seconds finishing 24th A team.

Nic Gould and Chris Daniels got the team off to a solid start before Nick Altmann caught 18 places on the third leg. Nick Malynn the Captain and Steve Paddock then caught up the ground required to qualify for Sutton Park where the club should be considerably stronger.


V60 Race

2nd			1h 41.15
1. M Johnson		26.09	(7)
2. R Dickson		26.38	(6)
3. K Spacie		25.35	(3)
4. H Arnold		22.53	(2)


V50 race

8th			1h 34.38
1. R Pitt			23.25	(12)
2. R Turner		22.47	(7)
3. M Farmery		23.40	(6)
4. P Whitlock		24.36	(8)


V40 race

9th			1h 26.08	
1. H Shields		21.26	(13)
2. D Moore		21.33	(12)
3. L Mathews		20.50	(8)
4. A Thomas		22.19	(9)


Senior Mens race

28th			2h 02.48
1. N Gould		20.39	(57)
2. C Daniels		20.58	(53)
3. N Altmann		19.18	(35)
4. N Malynn		20.42	(32)
5. S Wurr			19.43	(28)
6. S Paddock		21.28	(28)


Joel Spector 10k (USA) - 17/9/06

Ben Reynolds added yet another race to his list of victories with an impressive 31:26.


Stretton Skyline - 17/9/06

Five Thamesmen braved the Stretton Skyline: a 19 mile fell race with 4500 feet of ascent and left with the team title for the second year in succession. The Captain finished 2nd with Nick Malynn storming through the field over the final 5 miles to finish an excellent 3rd. Star performer of the day however was Nick Maloney in 12th who was 12 minutes faster than in 2005. Jim Cox-Nicol found the going tough but battled round whilst Rhodri was seen smiling at the camera at every opportunity round the course!


1. M James (Shrewsbury AC)	2h 20.20
2. S Wurr			2h 38.18
3. N Malynn		2h 41.29
12. N Maloney		3h 06.43
21. J Cox-Nicol		3h 17.36
26. R Davies		3h 23.40

Team
1. TH&H (2,3,12)		17 pts
2. Shresbury (1,5,14)	20 pts


Opening Handicap - 16/9/06

Runners were welcomed by fine weather at the traditional five-mile season opener on the Common. The Red Fox Chris Chataway had the cunning to secure his first Thames victory since winning the 10 mile challenge in 1954. In addition to those listed below it was good to see Dan Pescod, Isabelle Bano and Tim Beer on the course; albeit the first two supporting the race and the latter exerting himself with a round of golf.

   Name                Finish Time   Handicap Time  Place
 1 Nick Altmann         27:09           26:09         13
 2 Andy Weir            28:04           25:34          8
 3 Darren Talbot        28:22           25:52         10
 4 Al Kennis            28:31           25:31          6
 5 Larry Mathews        29:06           25:06          3
 6 Simon Molden         30:43           25:13          4
 7 Steven Paddock       30:45           27:45         24
 8 Mike Farmery         31:58           26:28         18
 9 David Crowther       32:06           ----- 
10 Hugh Arnold          32:08           26:08         12
11 Peter Giles          32:09           26:09         14
12 Tim Nightingale      32:14           25:14          5
13 Stephen Pollard      32:21           ----- 
14 Chris Hutber         32:33           25:48          9
15 James Ward           32:56           27:26         23
16 Keith Spacie         34:01           25:31          7
17 Alison Carpenter     34:07           26:37         20
18 Andy Robinson        35:42           28:42         26
19 Madelaine Ansell     37:26           26:26         16
20 Al Gibbons           37:41           28:11         25
21 Robin McNab          37:56           26:26         17
22 Liz Stavreshi        38:28           25:58         11
23 Michael Bostelmann   38:32           26:17         15
24 Chris Chataway       38:34           24:04          1
25 Doug Justins         38:36           24:36          2
26 Richard O Brien      39:00           26:30         19
27 Dave Walsh           39:24           26:54         22
28 David Jenkins        40:47           26:47         21
29 Andrew Simon         46:24           30:54         27
30 Venita Rosiah        off course
31 Nathan Rosiah        off course
32 Nigel Millar         81:00            

Surrey Road Relays - 9/9/06

Thames fielded seven teams for the annual Surrey Road Relays in sun-drenched Wimbledon. Our W35 team gained a brilliant silver medal only a whisker off the top spot with magnificent running from Rachel, Alison, Vikki and Kate. Relative newcomers Rachel Haining, Karen Mitchel, Elizabeth Stavreski and David Crowther also ran very well in the heat whilst John McFarlane put in a magnificent display with three legs all sub 14:30 to gain an individual Surrey gold for fastest man over the course.

Tom Kingsnorth ran a storming opening leg for the B team announcing his return to form whilst Nick Malynn and David Symons ran strong legs for the Senior A team. David Moore was pipped by Larry by 1 second to the title of our fastest M40 whilst in the Vet 50 race Rick Turner ran a very strong 17.26. It was also great to see the club field two ladies teams in addition to our magnificent W35 team.

Senior Ladies
7th	TH&H  A		1h 18.12		
	B Hopewell	18.00
	K Mitchell	20.01
	R Disley		19.36
	K Jones		20.35

11th	TH&H  B		1h 21.43
	E Stavreski	21.35
	R Haining		20.01
	B Hopewell	19.19
	A Carpeter	20.48

W35			1h 15.55
2nd	R Disley		18.38
	A Carpenter	19.05
	V Filsell		20.06
	K Symons		18.06

Senior Men (non scoring)
2nd	TH&H  B		1h 31.15
	T Kingsnorth	14.38
	S Wurr		15.18
	S Paddock		16.29
	J McFarlane	14.19
	S Wurr		16.07
	J McFarlane	14.24

7th	TH&H A		1h 35.02	
	J McFarlane	14.07
	D Crowther	17.45
	N Malynn		15.19
	D Symons		15.11
	N Gould		15.36
	G Dunscombe	17.04

M40			1h 07.06
4th	D Moore		16.28
	L Mathews		16.27
	T Nightingale	17.02
	R Davies		17.09

M50			1h 15.03			
6th	A Gibbons		19.18
	R Turner		17.26
	P Whitlock	18.54
	K Spacie		19.25


Hydro Light Challenge 5km London & Liverpool - 3/9/06

In the London race, Benita and Mara placed fourth and eight in a world class field with Lucy, Kate and Alison also all running well in the blustery conditions. Sonia finished a close second behind Tegla Loroupe for second in the Liverpool race. Congratulations also to Thames wives Carol and Shirley both running in amongst the 20,000 ladies competing in London.

LONDON
1.	Berharne Adere		15.24
2.	Jo Pavey			15.26
3.	SJ Jeptoo			15.27
4.	Benita Johnson		15.29	
8.	Mara Yamauchi		16.19	
14.	Lucy Hasell		17.19	
28.	Kate Symons		19.24	
38.	Alison Carpenter		20.35	

LIVERPOOL
1.	Tegla Loroupe 	16.32			
2.	Sonia O’Sullivan   16.38	
		

ITU World Age Group Triathlon Champs, Lausanne - 2/9/06

Well done to Bethan Hopewell who finished 22nd out of 89 in her age class.


Bushy Park - 2/9/06

Dan Pescod made a debut appearance as five Thames men toed the early autumn line.

1	James Trapmore (SB)	16.07
3	David Symons		16.33
8	Hugh Shields		17.13
14	Tom Kingsnorth		18.07
16	Jim Cox-Nichol		18.19
33	Dan Pescod		19.43


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