Results September 2019
Cotswold Classic 10 – Saturday 8th September
Cotswold Trail Half-Marathon – Sunday 1st September
Lucy, Ralf and David Watkinson took on the challenging Cotswold Trail Half at Sudeley Castle. Ralf reports: It was a very challenging course over constantly changing mostly rough ground. I don’t think there were any flat sections at all! Having said that it was a good race and well organised for its first year.
David Watkinson 25 1:44:45 3rd V50
Ralf Arneil 80 1:58:10
Lucy Dunn 149 2:07:29
Results August 2019
Mota-Vation race 5 – Stratfield – Thursday 29th August
Gilberdyke 10 – Sunday 25th August
Andy Battye ran the Gilberdyke 10 and did superbly to finish 4th V60 in near 30 degree heat.
Headington 5 – Sunday 25th August
Isle of Wight Half Marathon – Sunday 18th August
Alchester 5k – Wednesday 14th August
Askern 10 – Sunday 11th August
Burnham Beeches 10K – Sunday 11th August
Augustow Parkrun (Poland) – Saturday 10th August
Ralf ran the local Parkrun while on his holiday in Poland, taking the international win for the Harriers! Ralf’s report:
Augustow parkrun is a small event but in an amazing location. The course runs alongside a lake and is essentially two out and backs from a central start/finish. About twenty people turned up. After a welcome from the race director we were off. The run started at 7m/m and happy in third we started to go up a gentle hill to the first turn at 1m. On the hill, without changing effort I had moved into first and was now, after 0.5m, into unknown territory. I went round the turn and was maybe 25m in the lead. Great, I think? Are they going to catch me? Did I go off too quick? Doubts and more doubts crept in. Back down the hill and through the start I just ran, oddly with no-one in front, and had no idea so just thought to keep on the pressure and not do anything silly, didn’t dare look back. The second turn came at around 2.4m so I got a look at second place. He was still 25m behind. Oh no, I was hoping for a bit more of a lead. Right, this is it, decision time….do you want it or no? Decision made I ran back as fast as I could manage, kept it at full tilt. This was my first and probably only shot at a win, might not happen ever again, not going to give it up; 800m on the Marlborough track, last bit of pyramids, one more hill, dig in, etc – just used every reference I know to give it everything, 400m straight line to the finish – it’s going to happen just don’t fall over. Arms! Breathe!….. Woah, I just got given the 001 token and a ‘congratulacja!’ Ha, done it, no-one can take this one away from me now, nice. To put this into perspective, I know 20:33 isn’t setting the world on fire for a 5k but I’m over the moon to take this win. Pick your battles, choose them wisely and don’t give up!
Hooky 6 – Sunday 4th August
Results July 2019
Mota-Vation Race 4 Combe II – Thursday 25th July
James Bolton (V40)
Dave Cantwell (V50)
David Watkinson (V50)
Dan Eisenhandler (V50)
Ralf Arneil (V40)
Leo Brooke-Little (V50)
Sarah Kerswell (LV45)
Alan Harrison (V50)
Andy Pike (V50)
Neil Preddy (V50)
Lucy Dunn (SL)
Adrian Smith (V40)
Hornton 6 – Saturday 20th July
Didcot 5 – Sunday 7th July
|1||James Bolton||26:26||1st overall|
|17||Dave Cantwell||30:17||3rd V50|
Results June 2019
Thame 10K – Sunday 30th June
Mota-Vation Race 3 Combe I – Thursday 27th June
|2||James Bolton||20:41||1st V40|
Freckleton Half – Sunday 16th June
Fairford 10K – Sunday 9th June
Otmoor Challenge Half Marathon – Saturday 8th June
|11||Dave Cantwell||1:24:28||1st V50|
|47||Richard Dunbabin||1:37:52||2nd V60|
Mota-Vation Race 2 Bletchingdon – Thursday 6th June
|30||Dave Cantwell||25:36||3rd V50|
Banbury 5 – Tuesday 4th June
|6||James Bolton||27:02||1st V40|
|39||Dave Cantwell||30:04||3rd V50|
Results May 2019
Kirkcudbright Half – Sunday 26th May
Town & Gown 10K – Sunday 12th May
|96||Jess Webb||38:12||3rd Female|
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
|2||James Bolton||27:31||1st V40|
|32||Dave Cantwell||30:31||3rd V50|
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
|VETS MEN A||James Bolton||16:24||Fastest V40|
|VETS MEN A||Jason Barry||18:29|
|VETS MEN A||Dave Cantwell||18:46|
|VETS MEN A||Hans Price||19:00|
|VETS MEN A||Rob Linnell||19:14|
|VETS MEN A||Rob Webster||20:00|
|VETS MEN B||Bryan Vaughan||20:46|
|VETS MEN B||Neil Preddy||23:55|
|VETS MEN B||Kevin Game||20:39|
|VETS MEN B||Dan Eisenhandler||21:48|
|VETS MEN B||Alan Harrison||23:20|
|VETS MEN B||Adrian Smith||DNS|
|VETS WOMEN||Rachel Masser||19:44||2nd Fastest LV45|
|VETS WOMEN||Sarah Dawson||25:46|
|VETS WOMEN||Paula Booth||28:08|
|VETS WOMEN||Sue Cantwell||24:24|
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
|1||James Bolton||1:12:14||1st overall/1st V40/County Champion|
|22||Dave Cantwell||1:21:12||1st V50 Open & County|
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.
|1||James Bolton||1:25:24||1st overall/1st V40|
|17||Dave Cantwell||1:37:14||2nd V50|
British Athletics Cross-Challenge (10.8km) – Saturday 9th March
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
|11||James Bolton||38:59||1st V40|
|45||Dave Cantwell||43:10||3rd V50|
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.
|750||1:36:22||Sarah Kerswell||LV50 PB|
Report & Results – Bramley 10-mile – Sunday 17th February
|4||54:47||James Bolton||1st V40|
|27||61:17||Dave Cantwell||1st V50|
OXON XC Round 4 Adderbury – Sunday 3rd February 2019
|7||James Bolton||32:22||1st V40|
|43||David Cantwell||35:36||2nd V50|
Results January 2019
OXON XC Round 3 Shotover – Sunday 6th January 2019
|15||James Bolton||32:27||3rd V40|