Results July 2019


Didcot 5 – Sunday 7th July

A slightly depleted Harrier team raced on the yellow brick road (path) of Didcot on Sunday. The unstoppable Mr Bolton took another race win, finishing 27 seconds ahead of 2nd place. Dave finished 3rd V50 just 17 seconds behind the 1st V50 place. 
 
 
Position Name Time Notes
1James Bolton26:261st overall
17Dave Cantwell30:173rd V50
92Alan Harrison36:44
93Jake Harrison36:47
118Lucy Dunn38:58
119Sue Cantwell38:58
123Zoe White39:19
 
Winning times:  26:26 (men) / 30:17 (women)
Number of finishers: 265 | Full results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Results June 2019


Thame 10K – Sunday 30th June

In form James won the race overall by over a minute, Jake had a strong run to finish in the top 20, followed closely by Dave Cantwell who finished 1st V50. Lucy, Paula and Sue were our ladies finishers of the 8 Harriers that traveled to Thame. The results on the site have a rouge finisher in first place meaning all of the places are 1 out.
 
 
Position Name Time Notes
1James Bolton33:19
19Jake Harrison37:49
21Dave Cantwell37:52
65Kevin Game41:44
187Neil Preddy47:45
203Lucy Dunn48:27
282Sue Cantwell51:21
406Paula Booth55:37
 
Winning times:  33:19 (men) / 38:31 (women)
Number of finishers: 849 | Full results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Mota-Vation Race 3 Combe I – Thursday 27th June

11 Harriers turned out for the first Combe Mota-Vation. The hot weather in the day persisted through the evening, making the tough course just that little bit tougher! There are some anomalies in the results (Leo not even appearing!) so please do check your result. 
 
 
Position Name Time Notes
2James Bolton20:411st V40
36David Cantwell23:25
58David Watkinson24:29
67Rob Linell24:56
68Rob Webster25:00
102Ralf Arneil26:32
??Leo Brooke-Little27:24
145Sarah Kerswell28:01
166Neil Preddy29:07
212Adrian Smith30:31
233Liz O'Farrell30:59
258Zoe White31:56
295Paula Booth34:10
 
Winning times:  20:38 (men) / 25:02 (women)
Number of finishers: 367 | Full results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Freckleton Half – Sunday 16th June

Andy Battye competed in the oldest Half-marathon in the country and finished 1st V60. 
Andy Battye: 1:39:44 (109th)
Winning times:  1:10:26 (men) / 1:28:47 (women)
Number of finishers: 480

Otmoor Challenge Half Marathon – Saturday 8th June

There was a good turnout of Harriers running and supporting at the Otmoor Challenge on Saturday; despite the packed week of racing and threats of rain (the actual race was during a particularly sunny spell!). Dave got the 1st V50 trophy (second year in succession) and Richard Dunbabin took the 2nd V60. 
 
 
Position Name Time Notes
11Dave Cantwell1:24:281st V50
13Hans Price1:27:12
31David Watkinson1:34:39
47Richard Dunbabin1:37:522nd V60
60Ralf Arneil1:40:55
66Leo Brooke-Little1:41:59
99Alan Harrison1:47:25
125Neil Preddy1:49:31
142Sonnie Jane1:51:15
155Dan Eisenhandler1:52:52
175Steve Howell1:56:19
193Adrian Smith2:00:54
265Matt Cumberlidge2:17:52
Winning times:  1:18:28 (men) / 1:35:15 (women)
Number of finishers: 367 | Full results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Mota-Vation Race 2 Bletchingdon – Thursday 6th June

Due to the A34 being closed the week before, the Bletchingdon race had to be re-scheduled to the 6th. Well done to all the Harriers for turning out in a packed racing week!
 
 
Position Name Time Notes
30Dave Cantwell25:363rd V50
58David Watkinson27:19
79Rob Webster28:12
105Dan Eisenhandler29:12
126Leo Brooke-Little30:04
143Andy Pike30:40
164Alan Harrison31:14
217Adrian Smith33:26
240Zoe White33:44
Winning times:  22:51 (men) / 27:10 (women)
Number of finishers: 367 | Full results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Banbury 5 – Tuesday 4th June

8 Harriers made the journey north to deepest darkest Banbury for the undulating 5 mile race. James continued his excellent form with a 1st V40 win, Dave grabbed 3rd V50. Lucy was our first lady home.
 
 
Position Name Time Notes
6James Bolton27:021st V40
39Dave Cantwell30:043rd V50
53Hans Price30:59
124Dan Eisenhandler34:10
133Ralf Arneil34:26
232Lucy Dunn38:54
259Zoe White39:53
262Adrian Smith40:00
Winning times:  26:04 (men) / 30:58 (women)
Number of finishers: 381 | Full results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Results May 2019


Kirkcudbright Half – Sunday 26th May

Andy Battye ran a strong race to finish only 16 minutes behind the leader and a huge 5 minutes ahead of 2nd place V60. 
Andy Battye: 1:38:05 (22nd)
Winning times:  1:22:59 (men) / 1:34:26 (women)
Number of finishers: 115

Town & Gown 10K – Sunday 12th May

6 Harriers took on the Oxford Town&Gown 10K on Sunday. Rob was our first home, just ahead of Jess (a brilliant 3rd female overall!). David Watkinson and Ralf also had very strong runs with both grabbing PBs, and Ralf edging closer to sub40. Delphine put up with Cyrus along the route and finishing together in just over the hour.
 
 
Position Name Time Notes
93Rob Linnell38:08
96Jess Webb38:123rd Female
163David Watkinson39:14PB
233Ralf Arneil40:48PB
3494Cyrus Mower62:22
3493Delphine Mower62:23
Winning times:  31:41 (men) / 37:02 (women)
Number of finishers: 4480 | Full results |

Chalgrove 10K – Monday 6th May

Rachel Masser, the women on a mission to re-write the records clocked another club LV45 record at the Chalgrove 10K, finishing in 39:51!


Mota-vation race 1, Charlton-on-otmoor – Thursday 2nd May

14 Harriers turned out for the club at the first race of the series. The heavy ran in the afternoon thankfully hadn’t affected the course too much; and the threat of rain throughout the evening certainly couldn’t dampen the spirits of cheer support Sue and Sonnie. James finished in 2nd place and 1st V40, despite leading for almost all of the race he was caught in the final stretch. Dave finished 3rd V50 with another competitive run. There were notable performances from David Watkinson who grabbed maximum points in the handicap competition; and Sarah and Leo, each collecting 21 points.  Everyone ran strong and did the club proud. Hopefully the next race at Bletchingdon will be warmer! 
 
 
Position Name Time Notes
2James Bolton27:311st V40
32Dave Cantwell30:313rd V50
60Rob Linnell32:06
66David Watkinson32:32
96Kevin Game34:02
131Dan Eisenhandler35:37
148Sarah Kerswell36:25
165Leo Brooke-Little37:04
188Andy Pike37:56
201Lucy Dunn38:27
237Adrian Smith39:30
299Zoe White42:22
 
 

Results April 2019


London Marathon – Sunday 28th April

Rachel Masser ran a steady race at London, although not her quickest time she said that she enjoyed the event and still managed to take 18 minutes off the LV45 Club record, finishing in a fantastic 3:20:48!


Ackworth Half – Monday 22nd April

Andy Battye ran the Ackworth Half Marathon on Easter Monday over an undulating course in Yorkshire and clocked 1:39:00 for 52nd place.


Maidenhead Easter 10 – Friday 19th April

James Bolton had a terrific run at the Maidenhead 10, finishing 5th overall (of over 1,000) and 1st V40 in a time of 55 minutes dead. 


County Road Relays- Sunday 14th April

Our veteran men’s A team held on in a tight finish with Headington to take gold.
James Bolton gave us a great start with the 2nd fastest leg of the day whilst Jason Barry, Dave Cantwell, Hans Price and Rob Linnell all did their bit in maintaining a lead. It was down to anchor man Rob Webster over the last 5.2K leg to hold off Headington’s Richard Skilbeck which he did comfortably getting home some 27 seconds ahead.
 
Rachel Masser ran the 2nd fastest leg of the day in the LV45 category with Sarah Dawson, Paula Booth and Sue Cantwell all giving valuable support in the Veteran Women’s competition finishing in 6th place.
 
Due to an unfortunate family accident whilst on holiday, Adrian Smith was unable to make the start so that our veteran Men’s B team was incomplete.
 
Team Name Time Notes
****
VETS MEN AJames Bolton16:24Fastest V40
VETS MEN AJason Barry18:29
VETS MEN ADave Cantwell18:46
VETS MEN AHans Price19:00
VETS MEN ARob Linnell19:14
VETS MEN ARob Webster20:00
****
VETS MEN BBryan Vaughan20:46
VETS MEN BNeil Preddy23:55
VETS MEN BKevin Game20:39
VETS MEN BDan Eisenhandler21:48
VETS MEN BAlan Harrison23:20
VETS MEN BAdrian SmithDNS
****
VETS WOMENRachel Masser19:442nd Fastest LV45
VETS WOMENSarah Dawson25:46
VETS WOMENPaula Booth28:08
VETS WOMENSue Cantwell24:24
****
 
 

Paris Marathon – Sunday 14th April

Richard Dunbabin ran the Paris Marathon finishing in an excellent time of 3:38:05. 


Brighton Marathon – Sunday 14th April

Lucy battled tough headwinds during the last few miles, but still managed it in to add another big marathon to her CV;  finishing sub 4 in 3:56:51 at Brighton. 


Manchester Marathon – Sunday 7th April

Ralf capitalised on his hard work and dedicated training at the Manchester marathon on Sunday; running a 6 minute PB to finish in 3:23:20. 


White Horse Half – Sunday 7th April

James took the race on from the gun and was never challenged winning by just under a minute to secure his second victory in the Oxon Road Race Grand Prix Series after 2 events. He is also the County Half Marathon Champion. Dave Cantwell beat his friend and “arch enemy” Rob Storey to take 1st V50 Open and County Honours. Hans Price showed that he is coming back to form whilst good support was received from Leo Brooke-Little, Neil Preddy and Zoe White our sole female representative.
Position Name Time Notes
1James Bolton1:12:141st overall/1st V40/County Champion
22Dave Cantwell1:21:121st V50 Open & County
40Hans Price1:23:48
124Kevin Game1:35:12
185Leo Brooke-Little1:41:13
293Neil Preddy1:50:52
325Zoe White1:54:11
Winning times:  1:12:16 (men) / 1:24:20 (women)
Number of finishers: 504 | Full results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Results March 2019


Treehouse 10K – Sunday 31st March

Liz O’Farrell ran the Treehouse 10K over in Cholsey finishing in 60th place and in a time of 47:09. 


Bath Half Marathon – Sunday 17th March

Neil Preddy ran the popular Bath Half in 1:42:14 at the weekend.


Banbury 15 – Sunday 17th March

James Bolton posted an early victory in the first Oxon Road Race Grand Prix event of the year at Banbury with a very creditable 1:25:24 to win by almost 3 minutes. Dave Cantwell did his usual back-up job to secure a 2nd V50 placing whilst there was further support from Ralf Arneil, Leo Brooke-Little and Dan Eisenhandler.

Position Name Time Notes
1James Bolton1:25:241st overall/1st V40
17Dave Cantwell1:37:142nd V50
50Ralf Arneil1:48:13
100Leo Brooke-Little1:58:35
172Dan Eisenhandler2:16:18

Winning times:  1:25:24 (men) / 1:37:09 (women)
Number of finishers: 249 | Full results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

British Athletics Cross-Challenge (10.8km) – Saturday 9th March

Representing Oxfordshire in the British Athletics Cross Challenge over 10.8K at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, James Bolton finished as 5th scorer from a team of 9 with the first 6 runners to count. James achieved an excellent 3rd V45 position whilst Oxfordshire were placed 21st from 32 competing teams in the 6 team competition and 8th in the 9 team contest. Team manager John Ashton believes that this is the most competitive cross-country competition of the year as it comprises mainly elite county athletes.
 
James Bolton, Position: 179th/293 Time: 38:01 (winning time 32:44) Age category: 3rd V45
 

Oxon Cross-Country League Race 5 Report – Henley Showground

This new venue for the 2018-2019 cross-country season proved to be one of the toughest for years, perhaps only rivalled by the brutal Wittenham Clumps courses of old. A mixture of slippery, uneven tracks and severe hills put everyone to the test and all 13 Harriers battled through gamely. James Bolton and Dave Cantwell took overall competition honours with James securing the V40 title and Dave taking 3rd in the V50 group. Sadly both men’s and women’s teams seem to be facing relegation due to poor attendances but, hopefully, we can address these shortcomings next time round.

Oxford Cross-Country League – Race 5 Results

MEN – Winning Time: 36:53 Number of Finishers: 250 Team position on the day: 9 th in Division 1 Overall position after 5 events: 9 th in Division 1

Position Name Time Notes
11James Bolton38:591st V40
45Dave Cantwell43:103rd V50
63Hans Price44:30V40
85Rob Linnell46:15V40
97David Watkinson47:13V50
137Rob Webster50:08V50
184Dan Eisenhandler55:30V50
188Neil Preddy55:33V50
198Carey Gray56:58V50
215Adrian Smith60:27V40

WOMEN – Winning time 34:32 Number of Finishers: 150
Position Name Time Notes
75Sue Cantwell48:13LV45
89Sarah Dawson51:40LV45
131Susan Haines59:38LV55
Team position on the day: 10 th in Division 1 Overall position after 5 events: 10 th in Division 1

 
 

Results February 2019


 Wokingham Half Marathon – Sunday 24th February

James Bolton and Dave Cantwell were in action again this week being joined by Olympian Sarah Kerswell. Running on tired legs James and Dave performed admirably and Sarah, competing over the half marathon distance for the first time in almost 10 years, set a new personal best.

Position Name Time Notes
211:11:58James BoltonV40
1471:21:59Dave CantwellV50
7501:36:22Sarah KerswellLV50 PB

Winning times:  1:04:06 (men) / 1:16:51(women)
Number of finishers: 1991 | Full results

Report & Results – Bramley 10-mile – Sunday 17th February

A small but tenacious band of Harriers travelled to Bramley to take part in the popular 10-mile event achieving some excellent results.
 
James Bolton finished 4th overall taking 1st V40 honours whilst Dave Cantwell continued his excellent form to earn the 1st V50 prize. It was great to see Hans Price in racing trim again whilst Neil Preddy put in his usual dogged performance.
 
 
Position Name Time Notes
454:47James Bolton1st V40
2761:17Dave Cantwell1st V50
4965:04Hans PriceV40
19678:01Neil PreddyV50
 Lucy started the 20-mile but felt unwell after lap 1 and pulled out.

 
 
 
Winning times: 49:43 (men)   59:57 (women)
Number of finishers:  743

OXON XC Round 4 Adderbury – Sunday 3rd February 2019

There were a few stand out performances from the fourth round of XC at Adderbury. Lucy finished in a fantastic 35th place, James finished slightly higher up than usual in 7th, and Dave grabbed a brilliant 2nd V50 spot in 43rd. Neil and Dan finished strong close. Kevin and Adrian definitely did not fall over. Our Men’s team finished 9th in Division 1 on the day and remain in 9th in the league. Our Ladies team also finished 9th on the day and are 10th in Division 1 overall. Well done to all!

Winning Times:  31:47 (Men) / 25:30 (Women) | Number of finishers: 245/143 | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius – Men | Pictures by Barry Cornelius – Women

Position Name Time Notes
7James Bolton32:221st V40
43David Cantwell35:362nd V50
70Hans Price37:32
119Kevin Game39:54
167Andy Pike43:12
184Dan Eisenhandler45:18
186Neil Preddy45:36
213Adrian Smith48:25
***
35Lucy Dunn30:47
69Sue Cantwell33:37
133Susan Haines41:26


Results January 2019


OXON XC Round 3 Shotover – Sunday 6th January 2019

It was a revised Shotover course for the third OXON XC race, which combined the County Champs. The conditions were favourable; mild and fairly dry, with only a small amount of heavy mud in the wooded section – most unusual for Shotover! James was our first man back in 3rd V40 position and 15th overall. Lucy was our first lady back in a great 60th place. It was great to see a good number of Harriers turning up for this one!

Winning Times:  30:36 (Men) / 25:58 (Women) | Number of finishers: 319/223 | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius – Men | Pictures by Barry Cornelius – Women

Position Name Time Notes
15James Bolton32:273rd V40
60Jake Harrison35:43
74David Cantwell36:28
135David Watkinson39:18
136Dan Moseley39:19
141Ralf Arneil39:37
159Kevin Game40:24
220Andy Pike43:21
224Dan Eisenhandler43:31
249Sonnie Jane45:24
254Neil Preddy45:47
***
60Lucy Dunn32:49
115Sue Cantwell36:34
194Susan Haines43:15


 

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