July/August/September 2021 Results

Chariots of Fire West Sands 5km – 26 September 2021

Jake and ex club member Henry Ramsay

Jake ran along the beach where the Chariots of Fire scene was filmed: West Sands, St Andrews.

Name
Time
Position
Jake Harrison
19:09
12

Results

Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace 2021 – 17 September 2021

29km & 2500m or 18miles & 9000ft

Ralf        352         07:17:53

Adrian   445         08:19:14

Lucy       481         08:46:54

Results

Race info

Adrian’s write up:

Hardest thing ever.  The others massively undersold how hard it was and who unbelievable did it again this year 😊

Good result for runners who train on the “hills” of Combe and Woodstock.

I think the website write up says it better than I can, especially the first paragraph…

The organisers have an obligation to ensure that the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ is as safe as possible, but without diminishing the nature of the challenge. The nature of the challenge is serious and there is a risk of serious injury or death whilst participating in this event. 

The Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ follows in the tradition of skyrunning, which consists of uncompromising mountain running, such as scrambling along mountain ridges with steep ascents, traverses and descents on technical and challenging terrain. The Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ route is only suitable for experienced and competent mountain runners.

If you do not explicitly understand these terms, or have no direct personal experience of scrambling and mountain ridges, then the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™ is not suitable for you.

The race route traverses high and remote mountainous terrain. Once committed to some sections of the race route, especially the ridges, it is difficult to retreat from the race route.

The entire route is subject to rapidly changing, highly variable and extremely severe weather. For this reason, competitors must be capable of a ‘robust completion’ of the route in all but the most serious weather conditions. 

The route is very rough underfoot with long sections of rock and scree-covered terrain. There is an enormous amount of ascent and descent.

CPM Thame 10k – 5 September 2021

Name
Age Category
Finishing Position
Time
Narrative
Tom Preskett
V40
31
40:53

Results

Photos

Cotswold Classic 10 – 4 September 2021

Name
Age Category
Finishing Position
Time
Narrative
James Bolton
V40
2
57:19.6
1st V40
Ed King
V40
22
1:06:31.5
Ralf Arneil
V40
66
1:14:53.6
Adrian Smith
V40
100
1:19:58.7
Liz O’Farrell
V40
156
1:28:48.1

Results

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Headington 5 Mile – 29 August 2021

Name
Age Category
Finishing position
Time
Narrative
James Bolton
V40
5
0:27:30
1st V40
Susan Haines
V65
147
0:42:42
5th V65

Results

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Mota-vation Kidlington – 26 August 2021

Name
Age category
Finishing position
Time
Narrative
David Watkinson
V50
28
25:06
4th V50
Ralf Arneil
V40
40
26:22
Adrian Smith
V40
51
27:17

Results

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Hooky 6 – 8 August 2021

Picture by Barry Cornelius
Name
Age Category
Finishing Position
Time
Narrative
Tom Preskett
V40
15
00:39:17
5th in age group

Results

Photos

Endure 24 Henley – Saturday/Sunday 24/25 July 2021

Susan’s words:

This was my first Endure 24. I was not sure what to expect. As Adrian and Kev had competed before I was given the honour of the first lap. Great atmosphere. Then we took it in turns Kev second Adrian third then me again. By the time I was running my fourth loop we did not see much of each other just at the handover. The course was a 5 mile loop of mixed surfaces. Grass, lumpy grass, road, gravel, hills, undulating thin paths. When it became dark you ran with a head or body torch, you knew the route well and they lit up bits with flood lights and fairy lights on ropes. By now it was run eat try to sleep repeat. Adrian did the last loop and Kev and i joined him for the last 100 meters. 25 loops between us. I went to bed at 8pm on Sunday and slept for 12 hours.

Adrian’s words:

First time in a group of three, third attempt at Endure although this year’s Reading Wasing park was moved to Henley due to COVID restrictions. Unfortunately Georgette got injured and was unable to attend as part of our group of four. Each year we somehow try to beat the previous years total, it was going to be impossible this year with Kev having done almost zero miles for the last 6 months due to injury and just the 3 runners in the mixed 3-5 category. The turnaround time with three will just grind you down over 24 hours but you always have to find positives and for me it was all about personal target of doing 50 miles and doubling at night. Course is not as technical as Wasing but a change also brings interest. Another great group of team mates, target was 24 laps, 1x 5mile loop per hour and this was beaten easily.

Would I go again? Certainly and with 2500 runners (usual is 4000) there is a place for all levels of runner from competitive to fun.

Winning solo runner 28 laps & 140 miles winning team ran 48 laps & 240 miles……..

Atmosphere was great as usual, somehow seemed unreal after the last 18 months but probably it’s time to get serious with pairs (if I can find) or solo but also happy to organise a team if anyone wants a shot next year – 18th-19th June 2022-Wasing Park.

Pos
Team
Laps
Total time
Average lap
Fastest lap
45
Woodstock A
25
23:46:20
00:57:04
00:37:29

Breakdown:

Lap No
Name
Time
Totals
Miles
1
Susan Haines
0:50:59
Adrian
55
2
Kevin Game
0:38:38
Susan
45
3
Adrian Smith
0:37:29
Kevin
25
4
Susan Haines
0:49:56
Team
125
5
Kevin Game
0:38:25
6
Adrian Smith
0:39:00
7
Susan Haines
0:53:25
8
Kevin Game
0:41:08
9
Adrian Smith
0:43:27
10
Susan Haines
1:02:24
11
Adrian Smith
1:00:10
12
Susan Haines
1:08:15
13
Kevin Game
0:47:22
14
Adrian Smith
0:50:07
15
Susan Haines
1:12:22
16
Adrian Smith
0:54:54
17
Adrian Smith
0:49:44
18
Susan Haines
1:38:02
19
Adrian Smith
1:55:27
20
Susan Haines
1:12:19
21
Adrian Smith
0:58:05
22
Adrian Smith
1:15:14
23
Susan Haines
0:58:16
24
Kevin Game
0:41:02
25
Adrian Smith
0:50:10

Winning time: 40 laps – 24:08:41

Number of finishing teams: 105

Results

Newbury Racecourse Half Marathon – Saturday 24 July 2021

Name
Age Category
Finishing Position
Time
Narrative
Sophie Carter
V40
1
01:27:21
First place!

Winning time: 01:14:53 (men) – 01:27:21 (women)

Number of finishers: 145

Results

The Uffington White Horse Gallop – Sunday 18 July 2021

Picture by Lucy Dunn

On a scorching hot day two brave runners, Ralf and Lucy, completed this off road half marathon that was organised by the organisers of the White Horse Half which normally takes place in April.

Name
Finishing Position
Time
Ralf Arneil
31
02:15:16
Lucy Dunn
35
02:16:59

Winning time: 01:39:38 (men) – 01:59:16 (women)

Number of finishers: 91

Results

Banbury 5 Mile – East Midlands Grand Prix – Tuesday 13 July 2021

Name
Age Category
Finishing Position
Time
Narrative
Ed King
V40
39
31:32
PB
Tom Preskett
V40
55
32:43
PB

Winning time: 25:46 (men) – 30:25 (women)

Number of finishers: 180

Results

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Crawley 6 hour track results – 3 July 2021

Name
Finishing Position
Time
Narrative
Sophie Carter
10
03:07:52
23.86 miles

Winning time: 05:58:42 (52.664 miles) (men) – 05:58:29 (38.466 miles) (women)

Number of finishers: 12

Results

Crawley 24 hour track results – 3 July 2021

Name
Finishing Position
Time
Narrative
Charlie Langley
12
19:18:49
90.481 miles

Winning time: 23:59:12 (163.368 miles) (men) – 18:46:30 (111.108 miles) (women)

Results