January/February/March 2020 Results

Scroll below the photos to find the results for this period.

Banbury 15 – 15 March

The Oxfordshire Road Race Grand Prix season got off to a nervy start with 30 fewer participants than last year, possibly due somewhat to fears about the current virus pandemic.

Defending last year’s race title, James Bolton took the lead from the start running neck and neck with course record holder Sullivan Smith until 2 miles or so from the finish eventually losing out by 22 seconds.

There was a promising debut from Adam Smith, who finished inside the top twenty whilst the ever dependable Dave Cantwell was next Harrier home. New man Tom Preskett warmed to the task as the race progressed whilst Leo Brooke-Little and Alan Harrison ran nip and tuck throughout the race, Leo eventually winning this battle by half a minute.

NameAge CategoryFinishing PositionTimeNarrative
James BoltonV40021:24:502nd V40
Adam SmithSM191:38:09
Dave CantwellV50311:42:10
Tom PreskettV40521:49:38
Leo Brooke-LittleV50921:59:12
Alan HarrisonV50941:59:46

Winning time: 1:24:28 (men) – 1:35:11 (women)

Number of finishers:  219

Banbury 15 Photos

Banbury 15 Results

Teddy Hall Relays – 11 March

Adrian organised two teams to attend this great, local 4-lap relay race organised by the University of Oxford XC team, where a baton is used for timing and passed from one runner to the next. Each runner also gets to start and finish on the famous Iffley Road running track – the home of the first sub-4 min mile.

Woodstock Harriers Mixed Team

The Mixed Team finished in 38 place out of all the mixed teams and 17 in their category: external team.

Lucy Dunn33:23
Georgette Broughton32:59
Neil Preddy34:49
Adrian Smith34:52

Woodstock Harriers Mens Team

The mens team finished in 26 place, also finishing 17 in their category: external team.

Kevin Game28:22
Simon Tucker28:00
Rob Webster29:54
David Watkinson27:58

Teddy Hall Relay Results

Teddy Hall Relay photos

UK CAU Inter Counties XC Loughborough 7m – 7 March

James travelled to Loughborough to represent Oxfordshire in the national inter counties cross country fixture. Conditions were very tough, with thick, sticky mud in long sections of the 7m race. James finished 186th overall in the senior men’s race and 6th counter for the Oxfordshire 6 man team who were 17th county out of 30 counties that managed to get a team to the end.

NameAge CategoryFinishing PositionTimeNarrative
James BoltonV45186th, 6th for Oxfordshire45:186th V45, 19th V40

Winning time: 37:21, Finishers: 293

Inter Counties results

Team photo:

Oxfordshire Inter Counties XC Team 2020

Oxon XC – Round 5 – Henley Showground – 1 March

The course is a tough one but it was surprisingly dry under foot despite the recent heavy rain. James Bolton led the men’s team home to 2nd place in Division 2 whilst Georgette Broughton was our first female back securing a 7th Division 2 team position on the day.

In the men’s race Adam Smith showed what a good prospect he is going to be whilst John Jeffery seemed to get stronger as the race went on and Tom Preskett completed a strong debut run.

James Bolton and Dave Cantwell took 2nd V40 and 3rd V50 honours respectively both on the day and in the overall series.

SENIOR & VETERAN MEN – 9370m (5.8 miles)

NameAge CategoryFinishing PositionTimeNarrative
James BoltonV40-491036:292nd V40-49
Adam SmithSenior3639:21Non-scoring guest
John JefferySenior6741:26 
Hans PriceV40-496941:35 
Dave CantwellV50-598942:593rd V50-59
Tom PreskettV40-499643:40Debut run for Club
Simon TuckerSenior11745:10 
Ian MacLeodSenior13146:04 
Kevin GameV40-4914947:33 
Carey GrayV60-6919953:53 
Neil PreddyV50-5921557:16 

Winning Time: 34:17

Number of Finishers: 238

Team Position for Round  5:  2nd in Division 2

SENIOR & VETERAN WOMEN- 7250m (4.50 miles)

NameAge CategoryFinishing PositionTimeNarrative
Georgette BroughtonSenior4739:41 
Lucy DunnSenior5240:21 
Sue CantwellLV45-549644:37 
Susan HainesLV55-6413355:24 

Winning Time: 30:52

Number of Finishers:  14

Team Position in Round 5: 7th in Division 2  

Oxon XC Round 5 Results

Men’s Photos by Barry Cornelius

Women’s Photos by Barry Cornelius

Final XC Handicap Scores

Wokingham Half Marathon – 23 February

Dave and James travelled south to Wokingham to battle against very strong winds in this competitive race.
Local runner Jonny Cornish lead the 2632 finishers to win in 67:13

NameAge CategoryFinishing PositionTimeNarrative
James BoltonV402373:193rd V40 / 1st V45
Dave CantwellV5026986:0117th V50

Wokingham Half Results

Oxon XC – Round 4 – Swindon – 2 February


Daniel Smith ran in the Under 9 Boys & Girls race coming 36th from 40 finishers. He had a spectacular tumble in the home straight but picked himself up to finish strongly.

SENIOR & VETERAN MEN – 8850m (5.5 miles)

NameAge CategoryFinishing PositionTimeNarrative
James BoltonV40-49934:053rd V40-49
Jason BarryV40-495637:502nd claim
Hans PriceV40-496638:33 
John JefferySenior 7939:18 
Dave CantwellV50-599239:56 
David WatkinsonV50-5911941:04 
Ralf ArneilV40-4916044:00 
Kevin GameV40-4916644:33 
Ian MacLeodSenior17545:06 
Carey GrayV60-6921448:20 

Winning Time: 32:48

Number of Finishers: 264

Team Position for Round 4:  1st in Division 2

SENIOR & VETERAN WOMEN- 6380m (3.96 miles)

NameAge CategoryFinishing PositionTimeNarrative
Georgette BroughtonSenior7536:20 
Lucy DunnSenior8236:52 
Sue CantwellLV45-5410339:10 

Winning Time: 27:35

Number of Finishers:  150

Team Position in Round 4: 

Oxon XC Round 4 Results

Men’s Photos by Barry Cornelius

Women’s Photos by Barry Cornelius

Latest Cross Country Handicap Score

Dorney Lake 10k – 26 January

Fantastic Woodstock Harriers debut by Tom at Dorney Lakes 10km!

Tom Preskett (V40)1141:235th V40

Dorney Lake 10k results

Oxon XC – Round 3 – Adderbury


Daniel Smith – 40 – In Adrian’s own words “he ran at a faster pace than his Dad!”


James Bolton (V40) 00633:53 1st V40 3rd Cty & 1st V40 Cty
Adam Smith 02636:18non-scoring guest
Dave Cantwell (V50)08239:24
David Watkinson (V50)10440:29
Simon Tucker11140:46
Ian MacLeod19444:43
Kevin Game (V40)21746:23 
Carey Gray (V60) 24148:29
Neil Preddy (V50) 24348:30
Will Hudson (V40) 25249:31
Adrian Smith (V40)27451:09

Winning time: 31:26           Number of finishers: 311


Sue Cantwell (V45)11736:18
Zoe White (V45) 12736:56
Susan Haines (V55) 14238:01
Paula Booth (V45)17041:19
Paula Taylorest. 41:30Non-scoring guest

Winning time: 26:18              Number of finishers:  207

Oxon County Championship Results

Oxon Cross-Country League Results

Men’s Photos by Barry Cornelius

Women’s Photos by Barry Cornelius

Latest Cross Country Handicap Score