London Vitality 10km - 29/5/17
There was a solid Thames contingent at the London Vitality 10km. Lead runner was Martin Alvarez-Espinar, who closed in an excellent 52nd in 31m 58s. Jim Allchin showed great fitness to finish in 85th in 32m 55s. Ben Reynolds surged through to take 96th in 33m 09s, Simon Baines not far behind in 113th in 33m21s. Matt Jones came through for 124th in 33m 32s followed by Martin Shore in 143rd in 33m 52s, Euan Lees, 238th in 35m 34s, Vikki Filsell, our leading lady, in 43m 25s for 160th, Anna Garnier in 45m 47s for 265th and 4th V60 and Michael Johnson in 52m15s for 3579th and 5th in the V70 category.
Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 28/5/17
At Surbiton, Lucy Molden finished 25th in 11:08.
parkrun Weekly Roundup - 27/5/17
Twenty-five Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns. There were individual victories for Simon Wurr, Alex McIntosh and Ellen Weir.
BMAF Relays, Sutton Park - 21/5/17
Our M45 team managed the double double (BMAF XC Championships and Road Relay Championships last year and this year) in placing first in the BMAF road relays at Sutton Park. The story, as told by Ben Reynolds:
Green Belt Relay - 21/5/17
Thames closed two mixed teams in the Greenbelt Relay, the annual circumnavigation of Greater London run over 22 legs. Not only did we close two teams but we took the mixed team title finishing nearly 3 hrs ahead of 2nd place (23hrs, 13mins and 37secs). Not content with that, we took the King Of The Hills Title and James McMullan took the performance of the weekend prize for breaking the course records for both his race legs, both being particularly hilly. Our second team finished up as 5th Mixed team out of 29 and came 12th overall (27hrs, 26mins and 36secs). The big story of the weekend, though, was how we as a mixed team almost won the overall title, almost knocking a solid Serpentine Men’s A of the top perch, a position they have held since 2010. At the end of day 1 we were somewhat gob-smacked to find ourselves heading the leaderboard by 7 minutes. Day 2 was tougher, epitomised by Ed Catmur pulling his hamstring midway through his leg but struggling through, in obvious considerable pain, to ensure was stayed I contention. At the end of the race, for a few brief glorious minutes we thought we had taken the title, by all of 45 seconds. Rigorous checking spotted that the organisers had mixed up some of our results and we had in fact finished 2nd by 5 minutes, which in itself was the closest finish the race had had for some years.
Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 21/5/17
At Surbiton, Lucy Molden finished 76th in 12:31.
parkrun Weekly Roundup - 20/5/17
Ten Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns.
Junior parkrun Weekly Rounup - 14/5/17
At Surbiton, Lucy Molden finished 57th in 12::09.
May Second Sunday 5 - 14/5/17
With a record field of 97 runners, Matt Jones took the honours, ahead of Nick Altmann and Neil Chisholm. Liz Stavreski was first lady home, in a personal best time too. It was great to welcome new members, Fergus Henderson and Rob Clarke
1 Matt Jones M 29.15 2 Nick Altmann M40 30.38 4 Neil Chisholm M40 31.05 6 David Symons M40 32.03 11 Jim Allchin M 33.44 24 Liz Stavreski F40 36.00 26 Chris Hutbur M40 36.22 40 Rob Turner M40 38.54 41 Darren Selwood M 39.03 43 Evan Bond M40 39.14 47 Walid Fawaz M40 39.59 48 Rupert Fergusson M17 40.11 49 James Fergusson M40 40.12 53 Jessica Rowden F 40.38 56 Dan Weeden M40 41.01 57 James Lillington M 41.29 64 Jim Foster M60 43.21 71 Jaap Strengers M 44.56 75 Peter Grecian M50 45.33 78 Al'tair Henderson M50 45.46 79 Fergus Henderson M 45.47 86 C'tina O'D-Rossa F50 48.13 87 Anna Jones F 48.34
parkrun Weekly Roundup - 13/5/17
Seventeen Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns. Ruth Wallace took the individual victory at Wimbledon.
Richmond Park Film - 7/5/17
The Friends of Richmond Park have produced a film on the park. The film has some excellent photography and narration by Sir David Attenborough and, whilst showing the park in all its magnificence, it also invites viewers to help protect it and its wildlife for generations to come.
Junior parkrun Weekly Roundup - 7/5/17
At Surbiton, Lucy Molden finished 63rd in 11:58.
parkrun Weekly Roundup - 6/5/17
Eleven Saltires were in action in weekly parkruns.
Woking 3 Handicap - 3/5/17
Jo Winn-Smith won the monthly Woking 3 Handicap, covering the course in 21m 36s.