Steve Naylor broke the course record to win from James Bolton who had another great run for a personal best. Jess Webb was 3rd Senior Lady and 4th overall whilst Bryan Vaughan once more took 1st V50 honours. There were also personal bests for Will Hudson, Cyrus Mower and Neil Preddy with Lisa Clarke making her Club debut over the distance.
Winning time: 25:00(Men) / 30:18 (Women) Number of finishers: 134
Thursday 12th July 2012 - Hertfordshire County 10K Championships - Sandy, Beds.
Steve Naylor had another great run to finish 6th in exalted company in his first track 10K, running just a few seconds outside his road p.b. in unfavourable conditions.
Winning time: 30:12 Number of finishers: 24
James Bolton ran Ultra international Paul Fernandez close to take 2nd over this extremely hilly course. Jess Webb won the women's race and there were category honours for Brian O'Connor (1st V40), Carey Gray (1st V50), Dave Cantwell (3rd V40) and Mark Pidgeon (3rd V50). Our men were 1st team. 16 year old Jake Harrison had a strong run to finish 23rd, Sue Cantwell showed she is returning to fitness after injury and Alison Blincowe continued her steady progress.
Winning time: 32:33(Men) / 40:00 (Women) Number of finishers:127
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS - HANDICAP TIMES & POINTS (HORNTON 6 - RACE 5 OF 13)
Wednesday 18th July 2012 - Waddesdon 5K
James Bolton did well to break his personal best on a windy evening with a hill at the finish taking another 2nd place. Carey Gray was just outside his category honours with 4th V50 in his 28th outing of the year.
Winning time: 16:08 (Men) / 18:34 (Women) Number of finishers: 243
Saturday 21st July 2012 - BMC Grand Prix 5K (Solihull)
Steve Naylor running for Bedford & County
Steve Naylor, running for 1st claim club Bedford & County, came an excellent 2nd in the "C" race beating his last year's time by 5 seconds and setting new p.b and Club track record.
Winning time: 14:31.72 Number of finishers: 17
Sunday 22nd July 2012 - Down Tow Up Flow half Marathon
Alison Blincowe withstood some very hot conditions with few water stations over a point to point course along the Thames from Windsor to Marlow. Although suffering from dehydration she managed to finish in one piece.
Winning time: 1:10:57 (Men) / 1:25:48 (Women) Number of finishers: 977
Wednesday 25th July 2012 - Mota-Vation Combe (3.9 miles)
Pictures by Elaine Byles
James Bolton 2nd in men's race
Sophie Carter Winner of women's race
For the fifth race in a row, James Bolton came 2nd to lead our men home whilst Sophie Carter notched up yet another race win.Susan Harrison took 3rd LV55 honours.Jakes Harrison, aged 16, acquitted himself well once more in the U19 catgegory.
Winning time: 20:05(Men) / 22:54(Women) Number of finishers:252
Wednesday 25th July 2012 - BMC Grand Prix 5K (Coventry)
Steve Naylor, running for 1st claim club Bedford & County, took a victory just 4 days after his previous 5K at Solihull on Saturday. This was more of a tactical race with Steve putting in a sprint on the last lap to overhaul the leader.
Winning time: 14:54.57 Number of finishers: 13
Thursday 2nd August 2012 - Mota-Vation Chipping Norton (4.2 miles)
Pictures by Elaine Byles
Sophie Carter Winner of Women's Race
James Bolton was again our first man home behind second claimer Steve Naylor who won the race in a new course record.Sophie Carter was, once more, unbeatable in the women's contest and Susan Harrison had another strong run to take 3rd LV55 honours.
Winning time: 20:53(Men) / 24:43(Women) Number of finishers:258
James Bolton secured a well-earned victory after 6 second places and Jess Webb completed a Woodstock double winning the women's race. Brian O'Connor was 2nd V40, Carey Gray 2nd V50 and Mike Shipway 1st V70. We easily won men's team honours. It was disappointing that, with over 30 registered female members, we could only field 2.
Winning time: 31:36(Men) / 38:33(Women) Number of finishers:230
Susan Haines found the going tough in view of her previous race two days earlier and the fact that she had also given blood but she still managed a 2nd LV55 placing.
Winning time: 18:13(Men) / 19:57(Women) Number of finishers:97
Sunday 26th August 2012 - Charlton-on-Otmoor Mota-Vation (4.1 miles)
Pictures by Elaine Byles
James Bolton 2nd Senior Man
Brian O'Connor 3rd MV40
Although the turn-out was low, probably because of the Bank Holiday, we fielded 16 Harriers across the two separate men's & women's races. James Bolton was 2nd in the men's race whilst Brian O'Connor was 3rd V40. Sophie Carter won the women's race by over a minute and Jess Webb was 2nd SL and 5th place overall.
Winning time: 20:28(Men) / 24:00(Women) Number of finishers:113 (Men) / 69 (Women)
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS - HANDICAP TIMES & POINTS (CHARLTON MOTA-VATION - RACE 8 OF 13) No entrants to Handicap Competition after Race 7 so no points awarded to Roger Bradley
Thursday 30th August 2012 - Oxford Mota-Vation (4.1 miles)
Pictures by Elaine Byles
There was an excellent attendance of 23 for the last series race including new girls Julie Read and Kate Bird. James led our men home to take 2nd Senior Man honours, Brian O'Connor was 3rd V40 and Carey Gray 3rd V50. In the overall series results Sophie Carter was 1st and James 2nd. Carey Gray & Mark Pidgeon were 2nd & 3rd V50 respectively and both our men & women took 2nd team honours.
Winning time: 20:01(Men) / 24:05(Women) Number of finishers:270
The heat and hilly course took its toll but James Bolton and Sophie Carter made light of the conditions. James won by almost 3 minutes and Sophie came 9th overall to win the women's race.Both are County 10-mile champions, Dave Cantwell is V40 champion and Kevin Game 3rd County SM. Our men are County team champions.James & Sophie both ran p.bs and there were Club debut 10-mile efforts from Roger Bradley, Cyrus Mower, Neil Preddy,Julie Read, Colin Travi, Kate Bird, Val Berryman-Bousquet and Alison Blincowe.
Winning time: 55:36(Men) / 62:05(Women) Number of finishers:142
Caeron Phillips made her debut run for the Club this year and secured 1st Lady Veteran honours. Roger Bradley and Susan Haines also took part in this multi-terrain event.
Winning time: 35:36 Number of finishers:108
It was a second consequtive double for Woodstock as James Bolton and Sophie Carter both broke the course recods in winning the men's & women's races. Dave Cantwell was 2nd V40 and Caeron Phillips 2nd LV45. Our men took 2nd team honours and our women were 3rd.New member Simon Joyce had an impressive debut run for the Club.
Winning time: 66:24(Men) / 75:13(Women) Number of finishers:157
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS - HANDICAP TIMES & POINTS (Woodstock 12 - RACE 10 OF 13) No entrants to Handicap Competition after Race 7 so no points awarded to Simon Joyce, Julie Read or Caeron Phillips
Saturday 22nd September 2012 - Oxford Park Run 5K
Four Harriers all did well in this multi-terrain 5K with Roger Bradley taking 1st V45/49 honours and Rich Dunbabin finishing 2nd V55/59 whilst Alison Blincowe and Paula Booth completed personal bests.
Winning time: 17:57(Men) / 19:19(Women) Number of finishers:117
Sunday 23rd September 2012 - SEAA 6-Stage Road Relays, Rushmore Arena, Aldershot (6 x 6K legs)
Running on leg 4 for his first claim club Bedford & County, Steve Naylor took over in 3rd place but chased down the leaders and handed over in the lead. This position was not maintained however and Bedford finished 3rd for the bronze medal.Steve was 2nd fastest on his leg and 16th fastest overall.
Fastest leg time: 17:39 Number of runners:469
Saturday 29th September 2012 - Oxford Park Run 5K (M/T)
Roger Bradley took 2nd V45/49 and Caeron Phillips 1st LV45/49 and 2nd woman honours whilst Alison Blincowe clocked up her 21st race for the Club this year.
Winning time: 18:21 (Men) / 21:57 (Women) Number of finishers:94
There was a good Club turn-out for this local race in which Kevin Game finished 5th after running to the race from Hanborough. Carey Gray took 2nd V50 honours and Will Hudson was fastest local runner.It was good to see Gavin Bird back in race action after injury. Susan Haines and Alison Blincowe also did well.
Winning time: 34:06(Men) / 41:41(Women) Number of finishers:124