Results August 2017

Alchester 5K – Tuesday 15th August 2017

Winning time 15:32 (Men) / 17:43 (Women) | Results | Number of finishers: 180
Name Position Time Category Position
James Bolton516:152nd V40
Dave Cantwell2517:473rd V50
Rob Webster3518:306th V50
Kevin Game3918:35
Sophie Carter5319:036th Female / 3rd V35
Steve Howell8421:00
Sue Cantwell10522:364th V45
Neil Preddy11022:59
Hannah Grayson11223:23
Zoe White11923:467th V45
Gillian Howell12323:593rd V55 *NEW CLUB RECORD*
Paula Booth13725:45
Mike Shipway17130:143rd V70

Hooky 6 – Sunday 6th August 2017

James Bolton was again to the fore this time taking 3rd place after a tight race for second with international ultra man Paul Fernandez of Abingdon AC. Dave Cantwell continued his excellent season with 3rd V50 honours and evergreen V60 Bryan Vaughan took 2nd in category prize. Our girls failed to raise a full team but there were excellent efforts from Sue Cantwell and Hannah Grayson.

Winning time 32:19 (Men) / 38:10 (Women) | Results | Number of finishers: 341 | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Name Position Time Category Position
James Bolton (V40) 332:393rd V40
Dave Cantwell (V50)1836:063rd V50
Rob Webster (V50)3238:03
Bryan Vaughan (V60)3938:392nd V60
Martin Ridewood (V40) 7641:36
Adrian Smith (V40) 15346:59
Sue Cantwell (LV45)16347:45
Hannah Grayson (SL)19450:15
Neil Preddy (V50)19750:37

Results July 2017

Krakow Parkrun, Poland – 29th July

Ralf took in a local parkrun in Poland whilst visiting family. His report is below
Due to the Tour de Pologne visiting town the venue for parkrun Krakow 215 changed from a pancake flat 5k loop round one of the city’s main parks to a relentless hill run just out of town. It was tough with a gruelling uphill finish. The terrain was a mixture of rough track and asphalt through a forest. The Poles I met were very friendly after the race and made me feel welcome to their event. They were most interested to know how many marathons I’d done and in what times, a very competitive bunch! In the normal venue up to 200 people join in every week. There were 115 at the alternative venue which I ran at. I really enjoyed the participation of this event and ran to my best on the day, finishing 20th in 24:06
I was surprised how many people I saw running in Krakow, it’s an active city with great facilities for all sports.

Winning times: 19:35 (Men) / 23:37 (Women) | Number of finishers: 115 | Results 

20  Ralf Arneil          24:06

Lakeland 100 (105 miles) – 28th/29th July

A superhuman effort by James Leavesley brought him home in 31st position after 22,493 feet of climbing over a circular, tortuous route from Coniston in the Lake District. Over 100 runners failed to complete the course.

Winning times: 14:22:29 (Men) / 17:15:32 (Women) | Number of finishers: 223 | Results 

31  James Leavesley          21:18:59

Combe Mota-Vation II (Race 4) – Thursday 27th July 2017

15 Harriers represented the club at the fourth race of the series in Combe. Our mens team finished 7th, lead home by James in 2nd place overall; and our ladies finished 11th lead home by Sue.  

Winning time 22:12 | Results | Number of finishers: 325 | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Position Name Time Category Category Position Team Position
2James BOLTON0:22:41VM4017
26David CANTWELL0:25:18VM5037
42Robert LINNEL0:26:14VM40187
46Kevin GAME0:26:24VM40197
50Jake Harrison0:26:31SM207
108Andrew PIKE0:29:22VM40327
109Sonnie JANE0:29:25SM40
136Dan EISENHANDLER0:31:00VM4036
146Steve Howell0:31:10VM5026
156Sue CANTWELL0:31:43VL45711
196Zoe WHITE0:33:50VL451311
197Gillian Howell0:33:55VL55411
217Jessica Penton0:34:45U19L3
220Neil PREDDY0:35:06VM5032
251Paula BOOTH0:37:03VL4525

Long Course Weekend –  Friday/Saturday/Sunday 13th, 14th, 15th –  July 2017

Congratulations to Lisa Clarke for completing the IronMan Triathlon distance over three days near Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
Lisa completed the 2.4 mile swim in 1:23:45, the 112 mile bike ride in 8:53:12 and the marathon run in 4:42:23 for an overall time of 14:59:20. Only half of the competitors completed the 3 events and Lisa finished 446th. 

Winning times: 9:15:56 (Men) / 10:03:07 (Women) | Results 

Race to the Stones (50km) –  Saturday 15th July 2017

Sophie Carter and Kevin Game took 2nd and 4th overall respectively in the Saturday 50km Race to the Stones. 

2  Sophie Carter          4:08:15
4  Kevin Game             5:07:47

Winning times: 3:51:47 (Men) / 4:08:15 (Women) | Results | Number of finishers: 236

Hornton 6 –  Saturday 15th July 2017

James continued his superb form with another win at Hornton on Saturday night finishing 2 1/2 minutes ahead of second place. It’s great to see power couple Steve and Gilly racing again! 

Position Name Time
1James Bolton33:13
38Ralf Arneil43:36
57Steve Howell45:35
79Adrian Smith48:38
94Gillian Howell49:59
95Zoe White49:59

Winning times: 33:13 (Men) / 40:29 (Women) | Results | Number of finishers: 151 | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Adderbury Three Spires Half Marathon –  Sunday 9th July 2017

Captain Kev finished 5th and Paula finished 73rd in the challenging Adderbury Half marathon. 

5    Kevin Game          1:33:41
73  Paula Booth          2:16:03

Winning times: 1:27 (Men) / 1:34 (Women) | Results | Number of finishers: 84 | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Chesterfield Spire 10 –  2nd July 2017

Andrew Battye finished 2nd V60 and 41st in the Chesterfield Spire 10.

41  Andrew Battye          1:12:15

Winning times: 56:18 (Men) / 1:07:51 (Women) | Results | Number of finishers: 240

Didcot 5 –  2nd July 2017

James Bolton made it back to back Oxon Grand Prix wins with a fairly comfortable run over a twisting course where he was rarely threatened. Dave Cantwell took 2nd V50 honours and Jackie Perrin was 2nd LV45 setting a personal best since joining the Club. Hannah Grayson also improved on her previous Club best.

Winning time: 26:50 (men) / 31:15 (women) | Number of finishers: 257 | Pictures by Barry Cornelius | Results

Name Position Time
James Bolton 126:50
Dave Cantwell828:34
Kevin Game1629:49
Rob Webster2931:05
Will Hudson6134:05
Jackie Perrin7535:12
Dan Eisenhandler 8836:33
Sue Cantwell9537:05
Hannah Grayson11738:21

Results June 2017

Combe Mota-Vation (Race 3) – Thursday 29th June 2017

A brilliant 19 Harriers represented the club at the third race in the series. Our first in were, James Bolton in 2nd, and Bridget in 136th. It was great to see so many of us out.

Winning time 20:09 | Results | Number of finishers: 351 | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Position Name Time Category Category Position Team Position
2James BOLTON0:20:20VM4018
23David CANTWELL0:22:37VM5048
38Kevin GAME0:23:09VM40168
59Robert LINNEL0:24:11VM40238
60Bryan Vaughan0:24:14VM6038
102Ralf ARNEIL0:25:52VM40328
119Sonnie JANE0:26:21SM39
136Bridget Gould0:26:50SL711
140Dan EISENHANDLER0:27:01VM4044
154Steve Howell0:27:23VM5032
177Adrian SMITH0:28:15VM4048
208Hannah Grayson0:29:33SL1811
224Zoe WHITE0:30:22VL451111
228Gillian Howell0:30:32VL55418
229Sue CANTWELL0:30:33VL451318
239Eileen DOHERTY0:31:03VL451718
249Jessica Penton0:31:42U19L4
262Neil PREDDY0:32:53VM5051
291Paula BOOTH0:34:00VL4526

Thame 10K – Sunday 25th June 2017

8 Harriers competed at the Thame 10k on Sunday. James Bolton won the race in a fantastic time of 32:59. 
Winning time 32:59 | Results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius
Position Name Category Category Position Time
1JAMES BOLTONV4010:32:59
27Kevin GameV4090:38:43
118WILL HUDSONV40380:44:03
196Adrian SmithV40620:47:13
213SUE CANTWELLV4550:47:28
357Eileen DohertyV45150:52:15
387PAULA BOOTHV45200:53:18

Ridgeway Relay – Sunday 18th June 2017

Ten plucky Harriers ran through soaring 85 degree temperatures over an extremely hilly course along the prehistoric trail from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to overton Hill near Marlborough in Wiltshire, a total of 89 miles. Our team consisting of 8 men and 2 women came in a creditable 17th overall from 42 starting teams.
Winning time 9:27:01 | Results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius
Leg Name Distance Time Overall Position
1Gavin Bird111:28:2927
2Rob Linell646:4115
3Zoe White9.41:35:5523
4Susan Haines5.455:0624
5Kevin Game10.11:12:3420
6Dan Eisnhandler10.41:38:5920
7Bryan Vaughan9.11:06:1318
8Gillian Howell7.81:15:4817
9Alan Harrison10.71:37:1318
10Adrian Smith9.41:26:5519*
*2 teams disqualified
Adjusted overall position 17. Overall time 13:03:53

Humphs Hilly Half – Saturday 17th June 2017

James Bolton let from start to finish at this notoriously hilly race in extremely hot temperatures, pulling out a lead of 4 minutes by half way and storming in 5 minutes clear of the field. Dave Cantwell ran into an excellent 4th overall position taking 1st V50 honours. James also took 1st male age graded handicap honours

Winning time: 1:15:51 (Men) / 1:30:49 (Women) | Number of finishers: 142 | Results 

1  James Bolton          1:15:51
4  David Cantwell       1:26:11  1st V50

Heyford Airbase 10K – Sunday 11th June 2017

Leonie and Julie took on this local 10K. The wind hindered the chances of PBs but both did superbly to finish 5th and 3rd respectively in their age category! Well done ladies. 

Winning time: 34:06 (Men) / 37:04 (Women) | Number of finishers: 232 | Results 

38  Julie Read          48:21  3rd V40
50  Leonie Ingram  51:05  5th V40

Banbury 5 – Tuesday 7th June 2017

9 Harriers tackled a blustery Banbury 5 on Tuesday evening. Everyone ran strong and did the club proud. Dave Cantwell lead us home in 28th place and 2nd in the V50 cat. New member Jackie Perrin was our first lady home and took 2nd V50. On form Adrian took a massive 2 minutes off his PB. Hannah also had a brilliant run off the back of Otmoor with a 5k and 5 mile PB in the same race! Sonnie took 42 second off his previous 5 mile PB (mainly due to the brilliant support from Sue and Mike). It was great to see Ralf and Will running strong again. The blueberry muffin at the end was also noteworthy. 

Winning time: 26:10 (Men) / 29:04 (Women) | Number of finishers: 352 | Results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

PositionFirst Name Surname Time
101Ralf Arneil33:46

Poole 10K – Sunday 4th June 2017

Colin managed to finish the Poole 10k in under an hour despite still having ankle issues. Grab yourself some popcorn, his report of the race is below.
Winning time: 31:56 (Men) / 36:31 (Women). Number of finishers: 1105

688  Colin Travi  57:14

I turned up on the evening of Saturday 3rd june to registrar for the race and was spellbound by the organisers and volunteers who had numerous races to plan and ensure its successful execution before the 10k race the following day. In its own way, it was unlike other local races as there were various stalls, raffles, physio, massage and sales pitches which added to the ambiance. The location was in Poole park which encompassed various large lakes, fountains and huge picnic areas which gave the first impression that the course was going to be a real sight to behold.

The next day I turned up early with over 1000 other runners from all walks of life and clubs and the chatter at the start was what the course was about, the heat was it a factor but for me my biggest trepidation: Was my ankle going to hold up after the Achilles went at Lymington? I wasn’t going to push it but I was damn well going to finish it.

2 laps around Poole harbour encompassing the views of Brownsea island, Sandbanks and the water sports so predominant in the harbour together with the sea smells made the race pleasurable. The sea breezes cooled the hot weather and ensured that de-hydration set in. My Ankle was tight and each step showed a bit of discomfort but I managed to keep to a surprising 9 minutes miling. There were different abilities and I was Vying with other runners for dominance which ebbed and flowed. Some runners got their second wind but tired, others seemed on the downward spiral but recovered to a fast finish. Twice I stopped to stretch but was surprised that I still had stamina to catch up. The final 1km saw myself reeling in a lot of tired bunnies and but daren’t do a sprint finish. In the end. I got the medal and t shirt and plan to run it next year.

Otmoor Challenge – Saturday 3rd June 2017

8 Harriers ran the Otmoor Challenge on Saturday. Dave Cantwell was our first home in 14th place, Sue Cantwell was our first lady home in 93rd – another smug Cantwell household!

Winning time: 1:14:00 (Men) / 1:24:04 (Women) | Number of finishers: 280 | Results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

PositionFirst Name Surname Time

Handicap Points

Name Handicap Time Points
Adrian Smith1:15:3125
Leo Brooke-Little1:15:4924
Sue Cantwell1:16:2123
Hannah Grayson1:16:4022
Kevin Game1:17:0321
Dave Cantwell1:17:0520
Sarah Kerswell1:25:2919
Dan Eisenhandler1:30:1218

Updated handicap table

Highbury Fields Parkrun 5K – Saturday 3rd June 2017

Jake ran a strong parkrun, this time at Highbury Fields, again finishing 3rd.
Winning time: 18:04 (Men) / 20:16(Women). Number of finishers: 214

3    Jake Harrison  18:13

Results May 2017

London 10,000 – Monday 29th May 2017

Ralf and Sonnie ran at the London 10K on bank holiday Monday. It was a warm start to the race and quite congested but all did well to represent the club. Race winners Jo Pavey and Andrew Butchart unfortunately pulled an early lead on them and couldn’t be caught.

Winning time: 29:18 (Men) / 32:57 (Women) | Number of finishers: 12,400 | Results

927Ralf Arneil42:19
1182Sonnie Jane43:45

Newry Half Marathon – Sunday 28th May 2017

The ‘Harrier abroad’ alarm went off at HQ over the weekend. It turned out that James was on holiday in Southern Ireland with friends and went over the border to take part in the Newry half marathon. He’ll have to declare the silver he took, as he finished a brilliant 2nd. Northern Ireland running press report of the race.

He writes:
I had a good time in Northern Ireland for the Newry Half Marathon. There were marathon and 10k races as well. It was a tough course with a gentle climb to 6m followed by a very steep hill (150ft in 800m!) Then back down and along a cycle path following the canal back to town tripping over the 10k back markers! It was neck and neck between 2 of us but I just got out-sprinted in the last 200m! Great fun and quite pleased with the time considering the course. And I got to show the Woodstock vest on the podium!

James Bolton 2nd place Newry City Half Marathon

Winning time: 71:18 (Men) / 88:08 (Women) | Number of finishers: 507 | Results

2James Bolton71:25

Kircudbright Half – Saturday 27th May 2017

Despite the hot day Andy Battye was 1 second faster than the previous year, and took 1st V60 in 1:40:38 at the Kirkcudbright Half.

Bletchingdon Mota-Vation (Race 2) – Thursday 25th May 2017

14 Harriers competed on a very warm evening at Bletchingdon last night. Dave Cantwell was our first home in 25th position. Bridget Gould had a fantastic run and our first lady home in 149th. There were many strong runs despite the unfavourable conditions; Adrian took a huge 3 minutes off from his previous time. Dan ran a very strong and consistent race. It was great to see Neil and Sam back racing too. Paula’s fantastic report is below.

One runners thoughts on the night – Paula Booth.

As Cyrus gathers the Woodstock Harriers together for a team photo, with our smart, happy, yellow vests, this moment is captured for prosperity. There is something about these village recreation grounds with their old cricket pavilions. The weather is about as good as it gets, I’ve never met a runner that I didn’t like, so all in all I can’t think of a better place to be on a Thursday evening.
The atmosphere is swirling with excited giddy energy. People are talking about their nerves and worries for the race, and it occurs to me how different some of them are to my own. You see, there is no pressure or expectation on me. I am, lets face it, pretty slow by comparison, I don’t have to worry about my time, position or whether I can break any records. I do get a little bit more nervy at a race though. So what am I worried about? Mostly whether it’s going to hurt, and whether I can finish what I’ve started. Experience tells me; it might hurt as much as I will let it, I can control that and I usually do get to the end O.K. What’s the worse that can happen? Well actually, there are so many willing and lovely volunteer marshals here, if anything goes wrong someone will help me.
As I start to run I feel a bit tense at first, but after a while I loosen up and my legs feel alright. I get a shout out from Colin who is marshalling tonight, which gives me a lift to carry on. I’m having a good time when I see the finish line. I am the last Woodstock Harrier back, which makes me the the the luckiest runner in the world, because this means all the other runners from the club are there already to cheer and welcome me home. Not only can those Harriers run good, they are awesome at encouraging and supporting their team mates.

Winning time: 22:54 (Men) / 26:33 (Women) | Number of finishers: 359 | Results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius | Pictures by Cyrus Mower

PositionNameTimeCategoryCategory Position
25David CANTWELL0:25:12VM503
40Robert LINNEL0:26:11VM4019
44Sam CRUICKSHANK0:26:28SM15
93Ralf ARNEIL0:28:43VM4032
103Dan EISENHANDLER0:29:06VM4036
115Martin RIDEWOOD0:29:26VM4041
134Sonnie JANE0:30:18SM44
149Bridget GOULD0:30:49SL8
185Adrian SMITH0:32:11VM4056
203Sue CANTWELL0:32:47VL459
246Eileen DOHERTY0:35:12VL4514
247Neil PREDDY0:35:13VM5047
258Zoe WHITE0:36:01VL4517
307Paula BOOTH0:39:07VL4524

Wallingford Thames 10K – Sunday 21st May 2017

Julie Read took on the Wallingford Thames 10K and finished 87th (possibly 86th, tba for a results discrepancy). 
Winning time: 36:47 (Men) / TBA (Women) | Number of finishers: 321 | Results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius 

87    Julie Read        47:27

Greenbelt 10K – Saturday 20th May 2017

New members Hannah and Cristina took on this inaugural off-road undulating 10k. 
Winning time: 38:05 (Men) / 41:25 (Women) | Number of finishers: 116 | Results

39    Hannah Greyson         51:50
63    Cristina Barraclough  58:12

Bicester Parkrun 5K – Saturday 20th May 2017

Nadine did her 19th parkrun at Bicester this weekend, finishing 152nd.
Winning time: 18:38 (Men) / 20:19 (Women). Number of finishers: 198

152    Nadine Sandjo  34:38

Cassiobury Parkrun 5K – Saturday 20th May 2017

Bridget Gould ran a personal best at a Watford parkrun, sneaking under 21 minutes.
Winning time: 17:22 (Men) / 20:27 (Women). Number of finishers: 527

27    Bridget Gould  20:59

Harcourt Hill Parkrun 5K – Saturday 20th May 2017

Martin Ridewood had another strong parkrun finishing 13th at Harcourt.
Winning time: 17:50 (Men) / 20:06 (Women). Number of finishers: 134

13    Martin Ridewood  20:42

Finsbury Parkrun 5K – Saturday 20th May 2017

Jake Harrison ran a brilliant parkrun finishing 3rd and just 1 second outside his personal best.
Winning time: 17:22 (Men) / 19:33 (Women). Number of finishers: 376

3    Jake Harrison  17:53

Oxford Parkrun 5K – Saturday 20th May 2017

Sam Cruickshank had a great run finishing in the top 10. Andy and Sonnie finished in a dead-heat after a sprint finish.
Winning time: 16:36 (Men) / 19:08 (Women). Number of finishers: 396

9    Sam Cruickshank  18:56
33  Sonnie Jane            20:39

34  Andy Pike                20:39

Lymington 10K – Sunday 14th May 2017

Three intrepid Harriers travelled to the New Forest to tackle this picturesque route. Paula Booth led home the trio followed by Colin Travi, who sustained a twisted ankle during the race and Nadine Carroll returning to fitness after an extended break.
Winning time: 33:02 (Men) / 37:41 (Women). Number of finishers: 1060

476  Paula Booth (LV45)  53:24
525  Colin Travi (V50)      54:32
789  Nadine Carroll (SL)  62:05

Oxford Town & Gown 10K – Sunday 14th May 2017

Jess Webb, recovering from a serious illness, put in an impressive run to take 1st Senior Lady and 2nd overall Lady honours in a time just over a minute outside her all-time personal best. Rob Linnell finished just outside the top 50 and it was great to see Ralf Arneil back in action after his White Horse Half trauma last month. Peter Brackett was also back in action after a substantial lay-off and there were strong performances from Leonie Ingram and Susan Haines.
Winning time: 32:34 (Men) / 37:38 (Women). Number of finishers: 4,000 est

51  Rob Linnell (V40) 37:28
57  Jess Webb (SL) 37:40 (1st SL, 2nd overall)
250  Ralf Arneil (V40) 42:19
526  Peter Brackett (V50) 45:24
1179  Leonie Ingram (LV35) 51:37
1733  Susan Haines (LV55) 55:15

Oxford Park Run 5K – Saturday 13th May 2017

5 Harriers did the Oxford Park Run this weekend. Sonnie finished with a new personal best.
Winning time: 16:21 (Men) / 19:23 (Women). Number of finishers: 296

19  Sonnie Jane  20:15  new course p.b.
66  Adam Spaul  22:21 course p.b. 18:26
104  Jess Ward  24:31 course p.b. 23:18
142  Eileen Doherty  25:54 course p.b. 23:40
168  Martin Ridewood  26:50 course p.b. 19:54


Harcourt Hill Park Run 5K – Saturday 13th May 2017

Rob Linnell ran with his son, Hamish at the Harcourt Hill Park Run this weekend.
Winning time: 18:36 (Men) / 22:40 (Women). Number of finishers: 296

26  Rob Linnell  22:46 course p.b. 19:11


Oxford Park Run 5K – Saturday 6th May 2017

Martin Ridewood sets a new Park Run personal best whilst Sonnie Jane and Andy Pike also have strong runs.
Winning time: 16:14 (Men) / 19:25 (Women). Number of finishers:  405

40  Martin Ridewood  19:54 new course p.b.
52  Sonnie Jane  20:33 course p.b. 20:19
63  Andy Pike  21:00 course p.b. 19:39


Totley Tigers Fell Race 5.2K – Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Honorary Life Member Andy Battye took 1st V60 honours running close to home in South Yorkshire.
Winning time: 31:50 (Men) / 39:56 (Women) Number of Finishers: 286
Andy Battye (V60)   107   43:10  1st V60

Silverstone 10K – Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Club Captain Kevin Game and Leonie Ingram joined a very large field around the Silverstone Motor Race circuit.
Winning Time: 33:30 (Men) / 37:03 (Women) Number of finishers: 1,218
Kevin Game (V40)   85th   38:49
Leonie Ingram (LV35)   581st   50:28

Chalgrove Festival 10k – Monday 1st May 2017

Rebecca Campbell clocked up an excellent win in the women’s race over an undulating course.
Winning time: 35:30 (Men)/41:41 (Women). Number of finishers: 407
Rebecca Campbell (LV35)   34th   41:41  1st woman

Results April 2017

Sunday 30th April 2017 – County Clubs Road Relays

Vet Women
8th Vet Women from 14 teams

Leg NumberNameLeg TimeOverall Time
1Sue Cantwell (LV45)23:2723:27
2Susan Haines (LV55)26:04:0049:31:00
3Gillian Howell (LV45)25:24:0074:55:00

Vet Men
2nd Vet Men from 8 teams

Leg NumberNameLeg TimeOverall Time
1Rob Linnell (V40)18:5318:53
2Rob Webster (V50)19:2238:15:00
3Ralf Arneil (V40)21:0659:21:00
4Kevin Game (V40)19:2878:49:00
5Dave Cantwell (V50)18:2797:16:00
6James Bolton (V40)17:28114:44:00

Senior Men
Disqualified for having only 5 of the required 6 runners for a team.

Leg NumberNameLeg TimeOverall Time
1Jake Harrison18:2518:25
2Martin Ridewood (V40)20:4739:12:00
3Dan Eisenhandler (V40)20:5760:09:00
4Steve Howell (V50)22:1282:21:00
5Will Hudson (V40)21:43104:04:00
6No 6th Runner--

Photos by Barry Cornelius Men | Women
Full results

Thursday 27th April 2017 – Mota-vation series 2017 – Race 1 Charlton-on-Otmoor

It was a grim evening last night however there was a good turnout for the Harriers at the first Mota-vation in Charlton-on-Otmoor. James – 4 days after the marathon and carrying a cold – finished 9th overall and 3rd V40. Dave Cantwell finished 29th overall and 3rd V50. Sarah Kerswell finished strong in 2nd V45, Bridget ran well to finish 7th Senior Lady and Sue Cantwell finished 7th V45. Well done to all Harriers for turning up and representing your club!

Winning time: 21.26. Number of finishers: 418

Photos by Barry Cornelius | Full results

PosNameCategoryCat PosFinish
9James BOLTONVM4030:22:15
29David CANTWELLVM5030:23:43
65Hans PRICEVM40240:25:13
71Kevin GAMEVM40260:25:19
111Adam SPAULVM40380:26:45
113Martin RIDEWOODVM40390:26:48
119Dan EISENHANDLERVM40430:26:59
129Andrew PIKEVM40490:27:19
141Leo BROOKE-LITTLEVM50220:27:38
155Sarah KERSWELLVL4520:28:02
160Sonnie JANESM520:28:16
178Bridget GOULDSL.70:28:47
211Sue CANTWELLVL4570:30:11
281Eileen DOHERTYVL45190:33:19
342Paula BOOTHVL45340:35:47

Handicap times and scores:

NameActual Time Handicap Time Points
Dan Eisenhandler26:5920:4325
Bridget Gould28:4720:5924
Leo Brooke-Little27:3821:0023
Martin Ridewood26:4821:0522
Sue Cantwell30:1121:1321
Adam Spaul26:4521:1820
Sarah Kerswell28:0221:1820
Hans Price25:1321:2118
Eileen Doherty33:1921:2317
Andy Pike27:1921:3116
Dave Cantwell23:4321:3515
Sonnie Jane28:1621:3914
Paula Booth35:4721:4113
James Bolton22:1522:1512
Kevin Game25:1922:3611


Sunday 23rd April 2017 – Virgin Money London Marathon

James Bolton sets an all-time personal best finishing 11th in his age group and just outside the top 100 finishers. Adrian Smith’s training programme took him to a new personal best and Will Hudson, although struggling towards the end of the race, managed to complete the course.

Winning time: 2:05:48. Number of finishers: 40,000+

James Bolton (V40/44) 102 2:32:59 11th V40/45 p.b.
Adrian Smith (V40/44) 16296 4:13:07 p.b.
Will Hudson (V40/44) 25941 4:51:46

Sunday 9th April 2017 – White Horse Half Marathon (County Championships)

Another stellar performance from James Bolton earned him Open and County Championship titles plus 1st V40 honours in Open & County races. James also set a new V40 course record. Our men came 2nd team in both Open and County competitions thanks to solid runs from James, Dave Cantwell, Jake Harrison and Rob Webster. Dave took V50 County gold and was 2nd V50 in the Open race. Our women’s team finished 6th with Caeron Phillips taking 2nd LV45 County honours.

Winning time: 1:11:29 (Men) / 1:26:42 (Women) Number of finishers: 498

James Bolton (V40) 001 1:11:29 1st V40 Open/Cty – 2nd team Open/Cty
Dave Cantwell(V50) 015 1:23:26 2nd V50 Open – 1st V50 Cty/ 2nd team Open/Cty
Jake Harrison 019 1:24:51 2nd team Open/Cty
Rob Webster (V50) 064 1:32:11 2nd team Open/Cty
Kevin Game (V40) 081 1:34:32
Ralf Arneil (V40) 098 1:37:33
Caeron Phillips(LV45) 161 1:44:32 2nd LV45 Cty
Sue Cantwell (LV45) 191 1:47:08
Lisa Clarke(LV45) 210 1:48:28
Adrian Smith (V40) 217 1:49:20
Will Hudson (V40) 221 1:50:23
Neil Preddy (V50) 291 1:57:28
Paula Booth (LV45) 379 2:09:55


James Bolton 1:11:29 25
Caeron Phillips 1:11:43 24
Adrian Smith 1:14:47 23
Sue Cantwell 1:15:19 22
Dave Cantwell 1:15:55 21
Will Hudson 1:16:03 20
Lisa Clarke 1:16:09 19
Jake Harrison 1:16:57 18
Ralf Arneil 1:17:39 17
Neil Preddy 1:17:39 17
Rob Webster 1:18:05 15
Paula Booth 1:18:44 14
Kevin Game 1:24:25 13

Saturday April 8th 2017 – Oxford Park Run 5K

Adrian Smith, preparing for his London Marathon effort in 2 weeks, did some speed work prior to the White Horse Half on 9th April, to clock a new course personal best.
Winning time: 16:33 (Men) / 18:58 (Women) Number of finishers: 330

Adrian Smith (V45/49) 041 20:57 course p.b.

Saturday April 1st 2017 – Oxford Park Run 5K

Andy Pike and Adrian Smith both put in strong runs with Adrian completing a new personal best. Winning time: 17:34 (Men) / 19:21 (Women) Number of finishers: 324

Andy Pike (V45/49) 033 21:21 course p.b. 19:39
Adrian Smith (V45/49) 051 22:19 new course p.b.

Results January/February/March 2017

Saturday 7th January 2017 – County Cross-Country Championships (Stowe School)
Senior & Veteran Men 40 & 50 (11K)
James Bolton led our senior men to 4th and veteran men to 3rd whilst taking 1st V40 honours himself. Other veteran bronze medalists were Dave Cantwell, Kevin Game & Ralf Arneil.Steve Naylor running for 1st Claim Club Bedford & County, had another comfortable overall victory and is County Champion again. Winning time: 36:14 Number of finishers: 96

Steve Naylor 01 36:14 County Champion/2nd claim
James Bolton (V40) 07 38:22 1st V40/3rd Vet team
Dave Cantwell (V40) 25 43:28 3rd Vet team
Jake Harrison 29 44;08
Kevin Game (V40) 59 48:22 3rd Vet team
Ralf Arneil (V40) 63 49:05 3rd Vet team
Sonnie Jane 77 52:07
Dan Eisenhandler (V40) 84 54:26
Adrian Smith (V40) 93 59:07

Veteran Men 60 (8K)

Bryan Vaughan took 2nd V60 honours carrying the Woodstock V60’s flag on his own. Winning time: 33:14 Number of finishers: 14

Bryan Vaughan (V60) 02 34:27 silver medalist

Senior & Veteran Women (8K)

Denise Bridges headed our girls’ team to overall 8th Winning time: 33:00 Number of finishers: 56

Denise Bridges (LV45) 14 37:05
Bridget Gould 29 40:00
Zoe White (LV45) 37 42:06

Sunday 8th January 2017 – Prom Classic Nice 10K

Mike Shipway found the going tough along a dual carriageway and back in the French Riviera but managed to slice one minute from his previous time at Eynsham in November. Winning time: 29:05(Men) / 33:57(Women) Number of finishers: 4,232

Mike Shipway (V70) 2784 57:18

Sunday 8th January 2017 – Woodcote 10K

Dan Eisenhandler made it a weekend double header finishing just outside the top 100. Winning time: 34:31(Men) / 38:47(Women) Number of finishers: 409

Dan Eisenhandler 9V40) 101 47:07

Saturday January 14th 2017 – Pomphrey Hill Park Run 5K

Sonnie Jane went away for the weekend and took on a 3 lap Park Run course in Bristol with a sharp hill and achieved a great result Winning time: 17:00(Men) / 21:53(Women) Number of finishers:394

Sonnie Jane (30/34) 026 21:52

Saturday January 14th 2017 – Oxford Park Run 5K

Adrian Smith did well bearing in mind he was running with his dog who was making his debut! Winning time: 18:27(Men) / 19:24(Women) Number of finishers:298

Adrian Smith (V40/44) 106 24:52 course p.b. – 24:01

Sunday January 15th 2017 – Draycote Water 10K

Honorary Life Member Andy Battye took 1st V60 honours finishing in the top 30 in a large field Winning time: 36:42(Men) / 43:13(Women) Number of finishers:497

Andy Battye (V60) 026 43:42 1st V60

Saturday January 21st 2017 – Oxford Park Run 5K

Adam Spaul ran round with son Alexander and took 1st V40/44 honours whilst Sonnie Jane also had a strong run. All runners, apart from the leader were held up by a tractor blocking the course. Winning time: 17:15(Men) / 20:29(Women) Number of finishers: 301

Adam Spaul (V40/44) 027 21:02 course p.b. – 18:26
Sonnie Jane (SM 30/34) 033 21:17 course p.b. – 20:19

Saturday 28th January 2017 – SEAA Cross-Country Championships (Parliament Hill)

Senior Women
Rebecca Campbell led home our girls finishing in the top 100 whilst Eva Mebius, in her debut run for the Club, and Zoe White both acquitted themselves well. Sophie Carter(2nd claim)finished 3rd in the Belgrave Harriers’ team who were 6th overall. Winning time: 28:42 Number of finishers: 574

Sophie Carter 067 33:41 2nd claim
Rebecca Campbell 099 34:52
Eva Mebius 360 42:38 Club debut
Zoe White 384 43:31

Senior Men
Jake Harrison found the going tough in leading home our men who all enjoyed the experience of running over a testing course against 1st class opposition. Steve Naylor, running for 2nd claim Bedford & County, picked up a team silver medal in overall 15th. Winning time: 48:27 Number of finishers: 1068 (cut off 90 minutes)

Steve Naylor 0015 50:19 2nd claim/team silver
Jake Harrison 0392 61:19
Ralf Arneil 0785 71:01
Rob Webster 0812 71:36
Sonnie Jane 0906 74:34
Dan Eisenhandler 1021 83:18
Adrian Smith 1035 84:47

Sunday 5th February 2017 – Oxford Mail Cross-Country League Race 4 (RAL Harwell)

Under 9 Boys & Girls (1,200m)- no times recorded

Jessica Smith put in an encouraging performance in her debut run for the Club
Name Position Time Notes
Jessica Smith (U9G) 30 no time recorded
Senior & Veteran Women (6,500m)

Sue Cantwell, new girl Eva Mebius & Zoe White did the Club proud over a very testing course. Winning time: 25:17 Number of finishers: 152

Sue Cantwell (LV40) 061 31:48
Eva Mebius (SL) 066 31:57
Zoe White (LV40) 089 33:31

Name Time Handicap % Handicap Time Points
Sue Cantwell 31:48 75.0% 23:51 25
Eva Mebius 31:57 75:00% 23:58 24
Zoe White 33:31 76.7% 25:42 23

Senior & Veteran Men (8,500m)

James Bolton led home our men to 7th in Division 2 securing an excellent overall 4th and 1st V40 place for himself.A below par Bryan Vaughan took 3rd V60 honours. Winning time: 30:03 Number of finishers: 253

James Bolton (V40) 004 31:00 1st V40
Dave Cantwell (V40) 031 34:06
Rob Linnell (V40) 055 35:23
Ralf Arneil (V40) 111 38:30
Bryan Vaughan (V60) 127 39:21 3rd V60
Sonnie Jane 176 42:11
Will Hudson (V40) 185 43:14
Leo Brooke-Little (V50) 189 43:38
Dan Eisenhandler (V40) 202 44:38
Adrian Smith (V40) 216 45:52

Name Time Handicap % Handicap Time Points
Ralf Arneil 38:30 80.1% 30:50 25
James Bolton 31:00 100% 31:00 24
Will Hudson 43:14 71.9% 31:05 23
Adrian Smith 45:52 68.1% 31:14 22
Rob Linnell 35:23 88.4% 31:17 21
Dave Cantwell 34:06 93.1% 31:45 20
Leo Brooke-Little 43:38 73.4% 32:02 19
Dan Eisenhandler 44:38 73.6% 32:51 18
Sonnie Jane 42:11 78.6% 33:09 17
Bryan Vaughan 39:21 85.6% 33:41 16

RAL Harwell Cross-Country Results

Saturday February 11th 2017 – Oxford Park Run 5K

Both Adrian Smith, running with his dog, and Jess Ward registered course personal bests. Jess took 3rd LV40/44 honours. Winning time: 17:16(Men) / 20:22(Women) Number of finishers: 269

Adrian Smith (V40/44) 058 22:58 course p.b.
Jess Ward (LV40/44) 066 23:18 3rd LV40/44)/course p.b.
Oxford Park Run Results
Sunday February 12th 2017 – Wokingham Half Marathon

It was another great day for Woodstock as James Bolton set a new all-time Club record taking 1st V40 and overall 5th place. James was ably supported by Dave Cantwell who secured 3rd V50 honours. Winning time: 65:48(Men) / 78:04(Women) Number of finishers: 1,818

James Bolton (V40) 0005 69:40 Club record/p.b./1st V40
Dave Cantwell (V50) 0088 79:14 3rd V50
Wokingham Half Marathon Results

Saturday February 26th 2017 – Bourton 10K

It was good to see Andy Gleeson coming home just over the 40-minute mark with both Sonnie Jane and Adrian Smith setting new personal bests, Adrian by exactly 3 minutes. Zoe White was our only female representative and Ralf Arneil finished less than a minute outside his best. Winning time: 32:34(Men) / 35:11(Women) Number of finishers: 523

Andy Gleeson (V40) 095 40:38
Ralf Arneil (V40) 137 42:20
Sonnie Jane 146 42:47 p.b.
Adrian Smith (V40) 212 45:19 p.b.
Zoe White (LV35) 262 47:35

Saturday March 4th 2017 – Highbury Fields Park Run 5K

Jake Harrison continued his good form taking 1st SM 20/24 honours Winning time: 18:16(Men) / 17:59(Women) Number of finishers: 263

Name Position Time Notes
Jake Harrison (SM20/24) 005 18:24 1st SM20/24/course p.b. 17:57
Highbury Fields Park Run Results
Saturday March 4th 2017 – Oxford Park Run 5K

Martin Ridewood took 3rd V45/49 honours whilst Adrian Smith set a new course p.b. Winning time: 17:19(Men) / 21:39 (Women) Number of finishers: 289

Name Position Time Notes
Martin Ridewood (V45/49) 021 20:53 3rd V45/49 – course p.b. 20:24
Adrian Smith(V40/44) 051 22:39 p.b.
Oxford Park Run Results
Sunday 5th March 2017 – Oxford Mail Cross-Country League Round 5 (Hill End Centre, Farmoor)

Under 9 Boys & Girls (1,200m)- no times recorded

Jessica Smith did well to complete a testing course in boggy conditions. No times are recorded in this category.
Name Position Time Notes
Jessica Smith (U9G) 35 no time recorded
Under 15/17 Girls (3,250m)

Jessica Penton was pleased with her run over a hilly course in muddy conditions. Jessica wins the best junior prize for 2016/17 Winning time: 17:00 Number of finishers: 29

Name Position Time Notes
Jessica Penton (U17) 26 22:22

Senior & Veteran Women (6,500m)

Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Bridget Gould & Zoe White were the only two female Harriers to complete a very hilly course. Zoe has won the Club’s cross-country handicap competition. Commiserations to Sue Cantwell who was leading the competition going into the final race but could not run due to illness.
Regrettably, it looks like our girls will be relegated from Division 1 as they finished 7th overall. Winning time: 28:48 Number of finishers: 123
Name Position Time Notes
Bridget Gould 045 36:55
Zoe White (LV45) 074 39:03

Name Time Handicap % Handicap Time Points
Bridget Gould 36:55 79.6% 29:23 25
Zoe White 39:03 76.7% 29:578 24

Senior & Veteran Men (8,500m)

Pictures by Barry Cornelius

James Bolton led home our men to 7th in Division 2 and overall 3rd team after the final round, once more securing an excellent 4th individual place on the day. Bryan Vaughan took 2nd V60 honours and also 2nd overall.It was great to see Andy Pike competing in a cross-country for the first time in years. Winning time: 30:33 Number of finishers: 230

Name Position Time Notes
James Bolton (V40) 004 30:59 3rd V40/series 2nd V40
Rob Linnell (V40) 068 36:50
Bryan Vaughan (V60) 099 39:06 2nd V60/series 2nd V60
Sonnie Jane 128 40:14
Andy Pike (V40) 146 41:22
Leo Brooke-Little (V50) 159 42:37
Dan Eisenhandler (V40) 165 43:32
Will Hudson (V40) 183 44:58
Adrian Smith (V40) 197 47:37

Farmoor Cross-Country Results

no entry to competition after Round 3 so no points awarded to Andy Pike
Name Time Handicap % Handicap Time Points
James Bolton 30:59 100% 30:59 25
Leo Brooke-Little 42:37 73.4% 31:17 24
Sonnie Jane 40:14 78.6% 31:37 23
Dan Eisenhandler 43:32 73.6% 32:02 22
Will Hudson 44:58 71.9% 32:20 21
Adrian Smith 47:37 68.1% 32:26 20
Rob Linnell 36:50 88>4% 32:34 19
Bryan Vaughan 39:06 85.6% 33:28 18

Wednesday – 8th March 2017 – Teddy Hall Relays (Iffley Road – 3.6 miles)

Men’s Team

Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Leg No Name Time Aggregate
01 Rob Linnell (V40) 21:34 21:34
02 Will Hudson(V40) 24:51 46:25
03 Bryan Vaughan (V60) 22:57 1:08:42
04 Rob Webster (V50) 23:23 1:32:45

Men’s Team Overall 27th from 63 teams

Mixed Team

Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Leg No Name Time Aggregate
01 Adrian Smith (V40) 25:55 25:55
02 Jess Ward (LV35) 25:55 51:50
03 Susan Haines (LV55) 29:42 1:21:32
04 Gavin Bird (V50) 24:00 1:45:32

Mixed Team Overall 14th from 41 Mixed Teams

Teddy Hall Results

Saturday March 11th 2017 – Dentdale Run (14.2 miles)

Woodstock legend Andy Battye tackled this hilly run in the Yorkshire Dales finishing 5th V60. Winning time: 1:19:25(Men) / 1:38:28(Women) Number of finishers: 418

Name Position Time Notes
Andy Battye (V60) 092 1;46:37 5th V60
Dentdale Run Results
Sunday March 12th 2017 – Bath Half Marathon

James Bolton put in another outstanding performance to finish in 6th place from over 12,000 participants also securing 1st V40 honours. Rebecca Campbell also had a great run beating two of our veteran male stalwarts. Bryan Vaughan secured 2nd V60 honours despite a tumble and Jess Ward completed an excellent personal best. Guest runner Tess Evans ran a personal best by over 2 minutes. Winning time: 1:05:16(Men) / 1:15:32(Women) Number of finishers: 12,556

Name Position Time Notes
James Bolton (V40) 00006 1;10:19 1st V40
Dave Cantwell (V50) 00174 1:21:43
Rebecca Campbell (LV35) 00402 1:27:39
Rob Webster (V50) 00458 1:28:46
Bryan Vaughan (V60) 00484 1:29:11 2nd V60
Jess Ward (LV35) 02116 1:43:29 p.b.
Tess Evans (LV35)/Guest 02358 1:45:09 p.b.
Bath Half Marathon Results
Saturday March 18th 2017 – Oxford Park Run 5K

Sophie Carter and Sam Cruickshank took 1st LV35/39 and 2nd VM 35/39 honours respectively whilst Adrian Smith was just seconds outside a personal best. Sophie was 1st overall woman. Winning time: 18:19(Men) / 19:36(Women) Number of finishers: 294

Name Position Time Notes
Sophie Carter (LV35/39) 008 19:36 1st overall woman/course p.b. – 18:33
Sam Cruickshank (VM35/39) 011 19:54 2nd VM35/39 – course p.b. 18:06
Dan Eisenhandler (VM 45/49) 038 22:00 course p.b. – 20:14
Adrian Smith (VM45/49) 052 22:52 course p.b. – 22:39
Adam Spaul (MV40/44) 072 23:53 course p.b. – 18:26
Oxford Park Run Results
Sunday March 19th 2017 – Reading Half Marathon

James Bolton put in yet another strong performance following on from his Bath Half effort the previous week this time over a far more difficult course in windy conditions. James secured 1st V40 position in a class field.Zoe White flew the flag for our women whilst Richard Dunbabin excelled in the V60 age group to take 3rd V60 honours Winning time: 1:03:08 (Men) / 1:12:15(Women) Number of finishers: 9,720

Name Position Time Notes
James Bolton (V40) 0032 1:10:28 1st V40
Richard Dunbabin (V60) 1066 1:36:56 3rd V60
Zoe White (LV45) 2476 1:47:26
Reading Half Marathon
Sunday March 19th 2017 – Banbury 15 Mile

Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Dave Cantwell led home our men taking 2nd V50 honours with Rob Webster, Leo Brooke-Little & Sonnie Jane completing our team. Dan Eisenhandler and Ralf Arneil both struggled with injury and sickness respecively.Sonnie completed a massive personal best. Winning time: 1:24:35(Men) / 1:36:06(Women) Number of finishers: 282

Name Position Time Notes
Dave Cantwell (V50) 015 1;36:55 2nd V50
Rob Webster (V50) 059 1:48:32
Leo Brooke-Little (V50) 112 1:57:32
Sonnie Jane 131 1:59:53 p.b.
Dan Eisenhandler (V40) 184 2:10:10
Ralf Arneil (V40) 185 2:10:16
Banbury 15 Results
Name Time Handicap % Handicap Time Points
Dave Cantwell 1:36:55 91.0% 1:28:12 25
Leo Brooke-Little 1:57:32 76.0% 1:29:19 24
Sonnie Jane 1:59:53 76.6% 1:31:50 23
Rob Webster 1:28:32 84.7% 1:31:56 22
Dan Eisenhandler 2:10:10 72.1% 1:33:50 21
Ralf Arneil 2:10:16 79.6% 1:43:41 20

Results October/November/December 2016

Saturday 2nd October 2016 – Hanney 5 Mile Incorporating the Oxfordshire County 5-Mile Championships)

Pictures by Barry Cornelius

James Bolton and Steve Frear, who made it a 1 -2 for Woodstock, were well supported by Dave Cantwell (7th), Rob Linnell (13th),Jake Harrison (15th) and Kevin Game (17th)securing the Open and County 1st Team awards. Bryan Vaughan took 2nd V60 in the Open race but was too late to register for the County race. Dave Cantwell earned the 2nd County V40 medal behind James with Rob Linnell 3rd. Neil Preddy continued to improve after his recent knee op. There were personal bests from Rob & Jake. It was very disappointing that no female Harriers took part Winning time: 26:48(Men) / 31:41(Women) Number of finishers:192

Name Position Time Notes
James Bolton (V40) 001 26:48 Race Winner/County Champion/1st men’s team Open & Cty
Steve Frear 002 27:05 1st men’s team Open
Dave Cantwell (V40) 007 29:09 2nd V40 Open & Cty/1st men’s team Open & Cty
Rob Linnell (V40) 013 29:50 1st men’s team Open & Cty/pb
Jake Harrison 015 29:55 1st men’s team Cty/pb
Kevin Game (V40) 017 30:19
Bryan Vaughan (V60) 025 31:37 1st V60 Open
Neil Preddy (V50) 072 38:00
Mike Shipway (V70) 164 46:18

Hanney 5 Results

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS – HANDICAP TIMES & POINTS (Hanney 5 – RACE 17 OF 19) No entrants to Handicap Competition after Race 12 so no points awarded to Steve Frear, Neil Preddy or Mike Shipway

Name Handicap Time Points
Jake Harrison 22:53 25
Dave Cantwell 24:43 24
Rob Linnell 24:47 23
James Bolton 25:12 22
Bryan Vaughan 25:27 21
Kevin Game 25:50 20

Handicap Score Chart