Results March 2019

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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