Results 2018

Results December 2018


Andy Reading 10k – Sunday 9th December 2018

3 Harriers did the Andy Reading 10k. It was a blustery day making the open course fairly tough going. Sophie finished 2nd V35 and Richard finished 3rd V60. Ralf had a strong run too.

Winning Times: 33:17 (Men) / 38:10 (Women) | Number of finishers: 337 | Results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Name
Time
Notes
50
Sophie Carter
40:37
2nd FV35
60
Ralf Arneil
41:43
81
Zoe White
43:08
3rd V60


OXON XC Round 2 Cirencester – Sunday 2nd December 2018

James Bolton and Lucy Dunn led home our men’s and women’s teams respectively over the challenging Cirencester Park course. James achieved 3rd V40 honours whilst Dave Cantwell was just out of the V50 medals in 4th place.  

Winning Times:  33:30 (Men) / 28:18 (Women) | Number of finishers: 278/168 | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Name
Time
Notes
12
James Bolton
35:40
3rd V40
28
Jake Harrison
37:54
41
David Cantwell
38:39
89
Rob Linell
41:09
90
Rob Webster
41:10
119
David Watkinson
42:51
197
Dan Eisenhandler
47:03
222
Sonnie Jane
48:50
231
Neil Preddy
49:46
241
Adrian Smith
51:08
*
*
*
53
Lucy Dunn
36:45
86
Sue Cantwell
40:04
120
Paula Booth
43:36


Results November 2018


Eynsham 10K – Sunday 25th November 2018

James Bolton and Dave Cantwell took 2nd V40 and 3rd V50 honours respectively in both Open and County competitions; with Sue Cantwell, Paula Booth and Susan Haines making up our ladies’ squad. In the final Club Handicap competition race Dave Cantwell and Alan Harrison finished on the same overall points score for the season giving us the first ever tie for 1st whilst the ever consistent James Bolton finished 3rd. Alan ran 14 of the 17 GP races, Dave 13 and James 12. James confirmed victory in the individual Oxon Road Race Grand Prix for the 9th time, an amazing feat. This was another very frustrating day for the Club with just 10 members taking part from the 50+ registered athletes.  

Winning Times:  32:15 (Men) / 37:11 (Women) | Number of finishers: 596 | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Name
Time
Notes
6
James Bolton
34:05
2nd V40 Open and County
34
Dave Cantwell
36:59
3rd V50 Open and County
90
Rob Webster
39:50
107
David Watkinson
40:46
160
Andy Pike
42:35
200
Alan Harrison
44:31
256
Neil Preddy
46:34
350
Sue Cantwell
51:07
403
Paula Booth
53:08
518
Susan Haines
58:36
Handicap times and scores:
Harrier
Actual Time
Handicap Time
Handicap Percentage
Points
Neil Preddy
46:34
32:41
70.20%
25
Dave Cantwell
36:59
32:53
88.90%
24
Andy Pike
42:35
33:30
78.70%
23
Alan Harrison
44:31
33:31
75.3%
22
Paula Booth
53:08
33:35
63.20%
21
David Watkinson
40:46
33:43
82.70%
20
James Bolton
34:05
34:05
100%
19
Rob Webster
39:50
34:49
87.40%
18
Sue Cantwell
51:07
35:32
69.50%
17


OXON XC Round 1 Newbury – Sunday 4th November 2018

12 Harriers (9 men, 2 ladies and 1 marshal) went to Newbury for the first round of the cross-country. The Newbury Showground – devoid of the traditional hellish hills, or sludge to slog through usually found at a XC fixture – still offered the challenge of fields of energy-sapping tufty grass. Early on in the morning there was some concern that we were going to be out numbered by the amount of cakes (6!) vs number of runners. Luckily(?) some more Harriers found their way to the tent as the morning progressed. Neil very kindly offered not to run so that we could fulfil our marshal requirement. It was great to see Susan Haines, Dan M and Hans out for some XC fun for the first time in a while! Our ladies unfortunately missed 1 runner to complete a team and are 10th in Division 1. Our men finished the round 9th in Division 1.   

Winning Times:  29:56 (Men) / 24:32 (Women) | Number of finishers: 335/206 | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position Name Time Notes
17James Bolton32:003rd V40
68David Cantwell34:562nd V50
106Rob Linell36:36
119Rob Webster37:15
129Hans Price37:41
143Dan Moseley38:01
195Dan Eisenhandler40:04
247Sonnie Jane42:14
266Adrian Smith43:59
****
97Sue Cantwell32:31
181Susan Haines39:59


Results October 2018


Ascott-under-Wychwood 10k MT – Sunday 28th October 2018

3 Harriers took on the trail 10K at Ascott-under-Wychwood. Bryan finished 10th overall, Anne 17th and 3rd female, and Zoe 29th and 1st FV45.

Winning Times: 33:04 (Men) / 47:55 (Women) | Number of finishers: 44 | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Name
Time
Notes
10
Bryan Vaughan
47:02:00
17
Anne Vissers
48:46
3rd Female
29
Zoe White
55:52
1st FV45


Stort30 – Sunday 28th October 2018

Sophie finished 2nd lady and 10th overall at the Stort 30 mile race, impressively competing at the top end a week after winning Abingdon!

Date
Name
Race
Time
Notes
28th October
Sophie Carter
Stort 30
3:41:57
2nd Female, 10th Overall


Amsterdam Marathon – Sunday 21st October 2018

Adrian travelled to Amsterdam in search of the elusive sub 4 hour marathon. Despite running very consistent and well under sub4 pace for most of the race, the last few miles took it’s toll. A tightening leg injury and high heart-rate put him in to maintenance/survival mode until the end – sadly just missing out, but nevertheless a huge PB.

Date
Name
Race
Time
Notes
21st October
Adrian Smith
Amsterdam Marathon
4:04:49
PB


Abingdon Marathon – Sunday 21st October 2018

Sophie and Sonnie ran the local marathon. Sophie ran very strong and was the first lady home! Sonnie’s report:

I had been struggling to be fit after picking up a virus during the taper. I desperately tried to convince myself that it was just taper nerves/maranoia.  However I woke up early on Sunday and thought I’d give it a go anyway, hopefully not doing too much damage to myself! The weather was pretty much perfect, very little wind and not too cold. Mike, James and Ralf were very welcome support and faces to see around the course, giving the much needed pick-up. I felt strong up to 15 miles, after that I had an increasing headache, temperature and aches. The pace dropped and the mara-shuffle was in full flow from 21 miles. I’m very pleased to have finished it and given it a go. It wasn’t the time I was hoping for but still a PB. That’ll do pig, that’ll do.

Date
Name
Race
Time
Notes
21st October
Sophie Carter
Abingdon Marathon
2:54:05
1st Women
21st October
Sonnie Jane
Abingdon Marathon
3:51:34
PB

Great South Run 10 – Sunday 21st October 2018

Jess Webb mixed it up with some of the best in the country and finished a strong 12th women at the Great South Run 10 mile. Steve and Gilly ran with family and friends as part of memorial for their family friend.

Date
Name
Race
Time
Notes
21st October
Jess Webb
Great South Run
1:04:20
12th Women
21st October
Steve Howell
Great South Run
1:17:51
21st October
Gilly Howell
Great South Run
1:43:57


Cambridge Town and Gown 10k – Sunday 21st October 2018

Lucy and Martin travelled to Cambridge for the Town and Gown 10k. Lucy ran a personal best!

Date
Name
Race
Time
Notes
21st October
Lucy Dunn
Cambridge Town and Gown 10k
45:35
PB
21st October
Martin Townsend
Cambridge Town and Gown 10k
44:41


Hanney 5 – Sunday 14th October 2018

James Bolton continued his winning ways with a win at the Hanney 5. Dave Cantwell finished 2nd V50 a few seconds behind 1st V50 place. Alan had a strong run with Dan, Lucy and Neil finishing close together just behind. It is fantastic to see Sue Cantwell and Susan Haines out racing. 

Winning Times: 27:21 (Men) / 31:53 (Women) | Number of finishers: 228  | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Name
Time
Notes
1
James Bolton
0:27:21
1st overall
7
Dave Cantwell
0:29:44
2nd V50
66
Alan Harrison
0:35:08
78
Dan Eisenhandler
0:36:12
85
Lucy Dunn
0:36:35
Debut 5
89
Neil Preddy
0:36:51
108
Sue Cantwell
0:38:54
193
Susan Haines
0:48:01


Chicago Marathon – Sunday 7th October 2018

Zoe White went to the (not so) windy city and ran the Chicago Marathon, here is her report:
 ‘Chicago was a fantastic place to run a marathon.  My time was 4.07, so I was a bit disappointed I didn’t get a sub-4 hour, but hey I was in Chicago!  The weather was really muggy and I got soaked, but the overall experience was good and the crowds fantastic.  It was good to have our holiday there too, we did lots from a skyscraper river cruise to watching the Chicago Bull basketball team.  That was a fun experience.  A trip to remember for a long time.  Now no more marathons and holidays for a while.  We’ve got to get on with our house renovations. I’m going to stick to halves for a while!  Chicago was number 7 marathon for me.’
Date
Name
Race
Time
Notes
7th October
Zoe White
Chicago Marathon
4:07:50
16465/35000+

Bournemouth Half Marathon – Sunday 7th October 2018

Richard Dunbabin ran a brilliant time at the Bournemouth Half finishing 1st V60!
Date
Name
Race
Time
Notes
7th October
Richard Dunbabin (V60)
Bournemouth Half
1:33:43
1st V60

Oxford Half Marathon – Sunday 7th October 2018

There were a some cracking personal bests had at the fast Oxford Half on Sunday. Paula Booth had a great run for a PB, Adrian cashing in on his marathon fitness clocked a pb taking a couple of minutes off. Ralf took a huuuuge 5 minutes from his best to glide in under 90 minutes, finishing just behind Rob L. Sophie ran very strongly and finished 1st LV35. Alan ran another strong race chasing handicap points! Leonie and James had superb runs also.
Winning Times: 1:08:37 (Men) / 1:12:01 (Women) | Number of finishers: 12,000+  | Results |
Position
Name
Time
Notes
21
James Bolton
1:14:18
133
Sophie Carter
1:22:36
1st LV35
420
Rob Linell
1:29:33
433
Ralf Arneil
1:29:45
PB
834
Alan Harrison
1:36:20
1652
Adrian Smith
1:43:10
PB
2771
Leonie Ingram
1:53:35
3007
Paula Booth
1:53:42
PB

Results September 2018


Date
Harrier
Race
Time
Position
Notes
2nd September
Sophie Carter
Maidenhead Half
1:23
2nd lady
16th Sunday
Lucy Dunn
Berlin Marathon
3:49:30
1803rd

Cotswold Classic 10 – Saturday 29th September 2018

James Bolton stormed back to winning ways with a strong run over this hilly course taking 1st overall and 1st V40 honours. Dave Cantwell continued his good form with a second V50 result. Alan Harrison, Dan Eisenhandler and Will Hudson gave valuable support in yet another poor turn-out for the Club. No female Harriers took part.

Winning Times: 56:36 (Men) / 65:10 (Women) | Number of finishers: 229  | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Name
Time
Notes
1
James Bolton
56:36
1st overall/1st V40
15
Dave Cantwell
62:45
2nd V50
84
Alan Harrison
74:52
96
Dan Eisenhandler
75:42
123
Will Hudson
79:38


Woodstock 12 – Saturday 22nd September 2018

A great turnout for our home race on Saturday. All of our valuable marshals and helpers did a fantastic job in making it another well organised event. Tegs Jones of Witney won despite feirce competition from club-mate Sam Upton who was one second behind, with Harrier James Bolton very close behind him. Rhodie Jones was the first lady back, closely followed by Jessica Bruce.
Winning time 69:20 (Men) / 81:21 (Women) | Results| Number of finishers: 171 | Pictures by Barry Cornelius 
First 3 in category Men
Position
First Name
Surname
Club
Time
Cat
1ST MAN
Tegs
Jones
Witney Road Runners
69:21
V40
2ND MAN
Sam
Upton
Witney Road Runners
69:22
SM
3RD MAN
James
Bolton
Woodstock Harriers AC
69:34
V40
1ST V40
Daniel
Lewis
Eynsham Road Runners
72:17
V40
2ND V40
Benedict
Pollard
Eynsham Road Runners
76:04
V40
3RD V40
Chris
Colbeck
Witney Road Runners
78:06
V40
1ST V50
Robert
Storey
Eynsham Road Runners
75:38
V50
2ND V50
David
Cantwell
Woodstock Harriers AC
77:34
V50
3RD V50
Shaun
O'Gorman
Alchester Running Club
80:21
V50
1ST V60
Robert
Kerr
Alchester Running Club
88:11
V60
2ND V60
Andrew
Battye
Woodstock Harriers AC
89:51
V60
3RD V60
Peter
Brackett
Unattached
89:51
V60
1ST V70
Phil
Kimber
Headington RR
96:41
V70
2ND V70
Nigel
Lambert
Alchester Running Club
131:12
V70
3RD V70
Kit
Villiers
Headington RR
171:26
V70
Mens’ Team
First NameSurnameClubTime
1STTegsJonesWitney Road Runners69:21
SamUptonWitney Road Runners69:22
ChrisColbeckWitney Road Runners78:06
2NDDanielLewisEynsham Road Runners72:17
RobertStoreyEynsham Road Runners75:38
BenedictPollardEynsham Road Runners76:04
3RDJamesBoltonWoodstock Harriers AC69:34
DavidCantwellWoodstock Harriers AC77:34
JamesLeavesleyWoodstock Harriers AC80:57
Ladies
Position
First Name
Surname
Club
Time
Cat
1ST LADY
Rhodie
Jones
Unattached
81:21
SL
2ND LADY
Jessica
Bruce
Unattached
82:34
V35
3RD LADY
Kate
Daniels
Headington RR
84:10
V35
1ST V35
Edwina
Colclough
Alchester Running Club
87:40
V35
2ND V35
Yvonne
Morris
Headington RR
89:35
V35
3RD V35
Amy
Read
Headington RR
90:20
V35
1ST V45
Kate
Allred
Eynsham Road Runners
87:29
V45
2ND V45
Michelle
Bartlett
Banbury Harriers AC
88:25
V45
3RD V45
Lucy
Harris
Witney Road Runners
94:50
V45
1ST V55
Katherine
Bates
Eynsham Road Runners
91:48
V55
2ND V55
Caroline
Kerr
Alchester Running Club
94:32
V55
3RD V55
Wendy
Millatt
Abingdon AC
102:47
V55
1ST V65
Kate
Williamson
Eynsham Road Runners
103:54
V65
2ND V65
Pamela
Smith
Headington RR
143:22
V65
3RD V65
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ladies’ Team
First NameSurnameClubTime
1STKateDanielsHeadington RR84:10
EmilyGeorgiadesHeadington RR86:24
YvonneMorrisHeadington RR89:35
2NDVictoriaRichardsonAbingdon AC89:05
RosieDaviesAbingdon AC93:40
ElizabethMcGillAbingdon AC98:26
3RDKateAllredEynsham Road Runners87:29
KatherineBatesEynsham Road Runners91:48
AlisonCraggsEynsham Road Runners103:33
Harriers Results
Position
Name
Time
Notes
3
James Bolton
69:34
2nd V40
9
Dave Cantwell
77:34
2nd V50
20
James Leavesley
80:57
26
David Watkinson
83:25
54
Andy Battye
89:51
2nd V60
80
Adrian Smith
96:44
117
Paula Booth
107:30
.

Jungfrau Marathon  – Sunday 8th September 2018

Dan Eisenhandler took on the self proclaimed ‘most beautiful marathon in the world’; the Jungfrau marathon in Switzerland for the second time. He has written a brilliant write up of his antics – have a read!


Burnham Beeches

Date
Harrier
Race
Time
Position
Notes
12th August
Jess Webb
Burnham Beaches Half
1:23:29
14/1220
1st Lady


Results August 2018


Mota-Vation Race 5 Oxford – Thursday 30th August 2018

Sophie Carter, our sole female representative, took 3rd overall position in the women’s race whilst Dave Cantwell won the MV50 class and James Bolton finished 2nd V40. Dave and James took 2nd V50 & 3rd V40 series honours respectively.

Winning Times: 20:43 (Men) / 23:55 (Women) | Number of finishers: 370  | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Name
Time
Notes
15
James BOLTON
0:22:08
2nd V40
43
David CANTWELL
0:23:42
1st V50
59
Rob LINELL
0:24:40
72
David WATKINSON
0:25:06
79
Sophie CARTER
0:25:21
3rd Lady
82
Kevin GAME
0:25:24
95
Ralf ARNEIL
0:26:08
106
Daniel Eisenhandler
0:26
142
Andy PIKE
0:27:39
159
Neil PREDDY
0:28:20
177
Adrian SMITH
0:29:08


Headington5 – Sunday 26th August 2018

On a much cooler day than of late with rain threatening, James Bolton led home a small field of Harriers to take 3rd V40 honours. Paula Booth completed personal best for the Club.

Winning Times: 24:36 (Men) / 30:05 (Women) | Number of finishers: 476  | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Name
Time
Notes
9
James Bolton
27:28
3rd V40
116
Andy Pike
33:59
120
Alan Harrison
34:10
135
Dan Eisenhandler
35:06
170
Neil Preddy
36:38
261
Paula Booth
40:39
390
Susan Haines
46:52


Alchester 5k – Wednesday 15th August 2018

This County Championship event was marginally better attended with Sophie Carter securing 2nd overall female position and 1st LV35 athlete. James Bolton, still on the recovery trail, did well to earn 2nd V40 honours with Dave Cantwell coming home 3nd V50. Alan Harrison continued his excellent form running within 1 second of his personal best set 3 years ago. Zoe White and Paula Booth supported Sophie in a good female team effort as did Kevin Game, Will Hudson and Neil Preddy for our men. Final County positions to be announced later.
In the Club Handicap competition, Dave Cantwell is 2 points clear of Alan Harrison after race 10 of 17.

Winning Times: 15:58 (Men) / 18:45 (Women) | Number of finishers: 221  | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Name
Time
Notes
10
James Bolton
16:49
2nd V40
35
Dave Cantwell
18:02
3rd V50
54
Sophie Carter
18:53
2nd female / 1st LV35
67
Kevin Game
19:18
85
Alan Harrison
20:33
103
Will Hudson
21:20
Handicap times and scores:
Harrier
Actual Time
Handicap Time
Handicap Percentage
Points
Neil Preddy
21:38
15:11
70.2
25
Alan Harrison
20:33
15:28
75.3
24
Sophie Carter
18:53
15:54
84.2
23
Will Hudson
21:20
15:59
74.9
22
Dave Cantwell
18:02
16:02
88.9
21
Paula Booth
25:34
16:09
63.2
20
Zoe White
23:38
16:23
69.3
19
Kevin Game
19:18
16:27
85.2
18
James Bolton
16:49
16:49
100
17


Witney Pakrun – Saturday 11th August 2018

The monthly club outing to Parkrun was at Witney. A tough and technical course was tackled by 6 Harriers with Dave, Sue and Paula all completing their first Parkrun. Dave finished 1st V50, Ralf was 1st V40, Alan 2nd V50 and Neil 1st V55.  Winning Times: 17:21 (Men) / 21:56 (Women) | Number of finishers: 232  | Results 

Position
Name
Time
Notes
6
Dave Cantwell
19:45
1st V50
13
Ralf Arneil
21:14
1st V40
21
Alan Harrison
21:58
2nd V50
36
Neil Preddy
23:11
1st V55
75
Sue Cantwell
26:52
104
Paula Booth
28:28


Hooky6 – Sunday 5th August 2018

James Bolton led home a very disappointingly small contingent of Harriers to take 5th overall and 2nd V40 honours whilst the ever reliant Dave Cantwell was 1st V50 home. Jake Harrison, Ralf Arneil and Alan Harrison all battled bravely in the extreme heat as did Paula Booth our sole female representative on the day. Winning Times: 34:01 (Men) / 39:41 (Women) | Number of finishers: 350  | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Name
Time
Notes
5
James Bolton
34:32
2nd V40
17
Dave Cantwell
37:05
1st V50
22
Jake Harrison
38:39
65
Ralf Arneil
42:26
73
Alan Harrison
43:05
192
Paula Booth
52:53
Handicap times and scores:
Harrier
Actual Time
Handicap Time
Handicap Percentage
Points
Alan Harrison
43:05
32:26
75.3%
25
Dave Cantwell
37:05
32:58
88.9%
24
Paula Booth
52:53
33:25
63.2%
23
Ralf Arneil
42:26
34:02
80.2%
22
Jake Harrison
38:39
34:26
89.1%
21
James Bolton
34:32
34:32
100%
20


Results July 2018


Date
Harrier
Race
Time
Position
Notes
7th July
Andy Pike
Oxford Pakrun
20:48
38th
7th July
Jake Harrison
Witney Parkrun
19:25
4th
7th July
Alan Harrison
Witney Parkrun
22:49
26th
14th July
Andy Pike
Oxford Pakrun
20:32
31st
14th July
Jake Harrison
Harcourt Hill Parkrun
18:52
2nd
14th July
Ralf Arneil
Harcourt Hill Parkrun
20:51
15th
14th July
Valérie Berryman Bousquet
Lulworth Cove Trail Half
2:40:40
138/290
14th July
Sophie Carter
Race To The Stones (100k)
10:00:46
7/895
2nd Lady / 7th Overall
15th July
Kevin Game
Race To The Stones (50k)
5:29:33
8/160
5th V40 / 8th Overall
29th July
Dan Eisenhandler
Show me the money Marathon
3:54:34
6/35
PB

Mota-Vation Race 4 Combe II – Thursday 26th July 2018

The heat had threatened the delay of the race with forecasts of 30c. However, cloud cover and a breeze brought the temperature down to a positively chilly 28c and the officials decided the race would start on time. 13 Harriers assembled to race with Carey as lead cyclist and Mike as a tail cyclist. The heat and drag of Bolton’s lane twice took it’s toll on all runners but the Harriers battled on and did the club proud. Thank you to Carey and Mike, supporters who cheered us on, and the members for turning out in very difficult conditions on a tough course. Winning Times: 22:22 (Men) / 25:42 (Women) | Number of finishers: 317  | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Name
Time
Category
Notes
20
James BOLTON
00:24:41
VM40
4
42
David CANTWELL
00:26:16
VM50
4
54
Hans Price
00:27:01
VM40
13
68
Rob LINELL
00:27:39
VM40
19
75
David WATKINSON
00:27:44
VM50
11
87
Ralf ARNEIL
00:28:26
VM40
22
131
Sonnie JANE
00:30:33
SM
48
133
Anne VISSERS
00:30:38
SL
11
136
Will HUDSON
00:30:38
VM40
29
151
Neil PREDDY
00:31:20
VM50
27
191
Adrian SMITH
00:34:05
VM40
38
218
Zoe WHITE
00:35:50
VL45
13
240
Paula BOOTH
00:37:07
VL45
20


Hornton 6 – Saturday 21st July 2018

Winning Times: 35:26 (Men) / 39:27 (Women) | Number of finishers: 156  | Results | Pictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Harrier
Time
2
James Bolton
36:06
1st V40
11
Dave Cantwell
38:00
2nd V50
27
Kevin Game
40:43
66
Will Hudson
46:29
72
Lucy Dunn
47:56
74
Jake Harrison
48:18
98
Jess Ward
52:11
Handicap times and scores:
Harrier
Actual Time
Handicap Time
Handicap Percentage
Points
Dave Cantwell
38:00
33:47
88.9
25
Will Hudson
46:25
34:35
74.9
24
Kevin Game
40:43
34:41
85.2
23
Lucy Dunn
47:56
35:31
74.1
22
James Bolton
36:06
36:06
100
21


Adderbury Three Spires Half Marathon – Sunday 8th July 2018

Paula, Kevin and Zoe took on the tough Three Spires Half marathon at Adderbury in the searing heat. Winning Times: 1:22:44 (Men) / 1:40:43 (Women) | Number of finishers: 199  | Results 

Position Harrier Time
8Kevin Game1:33:41
43Zoe White2:09:33
54Paula Booth2:16:58


Didcot 5 – Sunday 1st July 2018

Six harriers coped well with the 80 degree temperatures with Jake Harrison – short of training recently due to work commitments, leading us home just outside the 30-minute mark. Father Alan finished only 20 seconds outside a p.b. to secure maximum Club Handicap points and take the lead in the competition after 7 of the 17 designated races. Winning Times: 27:32 (Men) / 30:00 (Women) | Number of finishers: 258  | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Harrier
Time
Notes
19
Jake Harrison
30:25
42
Rob Webster
32:23
5th V50
67
Ralf Arneil
34:03
79
Alan Harrison
34:55
95
Will Hudson
36:34
136
Adrian Smith
40:02

Handicap times and scores:

Name
Time
Time Decimal
Handicap%
Handicap Time
Handicap Time
Points
Alan Harrison
34:55:00
34.917
75.30%
26.294
26:18:00
25
Jake Harrison
30:25:00
30.417
89.10%
27.101
27:06:00
24
Ralf Arneil
34:03:00
34.05
80.20%
27.308
27:18:00
23
Will Hudson
36:34:00
36.567
74.90%
27.388
27:23:00
22
Rob Webster
32:23:00
32.383
87.40%
28.302
28:18:00
21
Adrian Smith
40:02:00
40.033
72.80%
29.144
29:09:00
20

Results June 2018


Date
Harrier
Race
Time
Position
Notes
13th June
Jason Barry
Cirencester Park 10k
36:22
6th
1st V40
20th June
Ralf Arneil
Humph's Hilly Half
1:35:29
24/117
PB - 6th V40
21st June
Andy Battye
Grindleford Fell race
42:51
77/294
1st V60
23rd June
Jason Barry
Bristol & West Night of the Fast 5ks
17:26
5th

Mota-Vation Race 3 Combe I – Thursday 29th June 2018

The heat and the football did it’s best to deter runners from the joys of the first Combe Mota-Vation. However 15 hardy Harriers (including 3 magnificent marshals) did the club proud and stayed the course. Sophie won the ladies race, Dave grabbed a 2nd V50 spot. All performed admirably and the beer at the end was hard-earned, let’s hope the next one isn’t as warm! Winning Times: 20:23 (Men) / 24:33 (Women) | Number of finishers: 300  | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Name
Time
Category
Cat Pos
Notes
28
David CANTWELL
00:23:14
VM50
2
2nd V50
45
Sophie CARTER
00:24:33
VL35
1
1st Women
55
David WATKINSON
00:25:03
VM50
7
74
Rob Webster
00:25:52
VM50
12
83
Ralf ARNEIL
00:26:29
VM40
27
103
Sonnie JANE
00:27:23
SM
37
117
Anne VISSERS
00:27:49
SL
9
126
Lucy DUNN
00:28:03
SL
13
133
Neil PREDDY
00:28:19
VM50
24
187
Adrian SMITH
00:30:49
VM40
47
215
Paula BOOTH
00:32:52
VL45
20


Thame 10k – Sunday 24th June 2018

5 Harriers battled the heat at the Thame 10k. Sophie won the ladies race, Dave finished 3rd V50. 

Winning time 33:37 (Men) / 39:58 (Women) | Number of finishers: 880 | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Harrier
Time
Notes
16
Dave Cantwell
37:07
3rd V50
49
Sophie Carter
39:58
1st Women
84
Alan Harrison
42:26
143
Neil Preddy
45:08
159
Will Hudson
45:49

Banbury 5 – Tuesday 12th June 2018

Report from Mike:Highlights of the evening at Banbury Academy were a 3rd V50 place for Dave Cantwell and a personal best from Ralf Arneil. All 5 male team members acquitted themselves well. No female Harriers took part.

Winning time 25:30 (Men) / 31:21 (Women) | Number of finishers: 355 | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Harrier
Position
Time
Notes
Dave Cantwell
28
29:58:00
3rd V50
Ralf Arneil
83
33:19:00
PB
Alan Harrison
125
35:00:00
Will Hudson
162
36:40:00
Neil Preddy
175
37:04:00
Handicap times and scores:
Harrier
Actual Time
Handicap Time
Handicap Percentage
Points
N.Preddy
37:04
26:01
70.2
25
A.Harrison
35:00
26:21
75.3
24
D.Cantwell
29:58
26:38
88.9
23
R.Arneil
33:19
26:43
80.2
22
W.Hudson
36:40
27:28
74.9
21

Otmoor Challenge – Saturday 2nd June 2018

The customary Otmoor hot weather made going very tough but all 7 Harriers came through despite minor overheating problems. Dave Cantwell took 1st V50 honours whilst Rachel Masser finished 2nd female. It was great to have our overseas member Torstein Skaara in the team doing so well six days prior to his 60th birthday. Winning Times: 1:20:57 (Men) /1:34:28 (Women) | Number of finishers: 283  | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Name
Time
Notes
7
Dave Cantwell
1:28:15
1st V50
18
Rachel Masser
1:35:45
2nd Female
52
Alan Harrison
1:46:07
57
Lucy Dunn
1:48:19
67
Leo Brooke-Little
1:50:11
69
Torstein Skaara
1:50:13
192
Paula Booth
2:15:15


Results May 2018

Date
Harrier
Race
Time
Position
Notes
7th May
Sophie Carter
Charlgrove 10k
39:51
14/376
1st Lady
9th May
Leonie Ingram
Silverstone 10k
50:04
742/1657
PB
26th May
Andy Battye
Kirkcudbright Academy Half Marathon
1:39:49
24/135
2nd V60
31st May
Jason Barry
Pilot Inn 5k
17:35
6th
1st V45

Mota-Vation Race 2 Bletchingdon – Thursday 31st May 2018

15 Harriers assembled in Bletchingdon despite the best efforts of Thor (thunder version, not Hemsworth)It remained humid for the race with some slight drizzle towards the end. After seeing the deluge that followed the race I think it was perfectly timed with the 15 minute earlier start than usual; maybe Michael Collins has connections.. I just don’t know. James was our first home in 13th overall and 4th V40. Dave C had a great run to finish 2nd v50. Sophie was our first lady home in 51st overall and 2nd Lady. Anne had a brilliant debut run for the club, with Lucy and Sophie completing the team our Ladies finished 4th overall and our men were 10th. Winning Times: 22:39 (Men) / 25:42 (Women) | Number of finishers: 356  | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius

Position
Name
Time
Category
Cat Pos
Notes
13
James BOLTON
24:25
VM40
4
10th Mens Team
33
David CANTWELL
25:36
VM50
2
10th Mens Team
51
Sophie CARTER
26:45
VL35
2
4th Ladies Team
64
David WATKINSON
27:10
VM50
7
10th Mens Team
90
Ralf ARNEIL
28:19
VM40
28
10th Mens Team
106
Sonnie JANE
29:16
SM
36
10th Mens Team
108
Alan HARRISON
29:31
VM50
21
10th Mens Team
114
Kevin GAME
29:41
VM40
33
127
Rob LINELL
30:22
VM40
39
136
Anne VISSERS
30:42
SL
9
4th Ladies Team
138
Will HUDSON
30:45
VM40
42
146
Lucy DUNN
31:01
SL
12
4th Ladies Team
165
Neil PREDDY
32:01
VM50
35
187
Adrian SMITH
33:13
VM40
48
297
Nicola LEAVESLEY
39:55
VL35
26


Bluebell Time-Trial – Thursday 24th May 2018

9 Harriers turned up for the first Bluebell Time-Trial in Pinsley Wood. The recent heavy rain had made the going softer than expected through the woods, which added to the ‘technical’ element of the run. The course was a 1.8 – 2 mile (poor gps coverage in the wood!) lap of the wood, it had lots of twists, turns, trees and roots to navigate. Race founder/organiser/time-keeper/chief clipboard holder Adrian assembled us at the start line and gave us our starting positions. We were given a handicap start time (a delayed start time behind the runner in front of you; worked out according to fastest 10k times) i.e. Paula started the TT first and then 1 minute 35 seconds later Gilly started her race and so on. Dan came home first, followed by Neil, and then Sonnie in third. However.. ‘Honest Dan’ couldn’t take the victory as he confessed that he had taken a wrong turn and had missed a section of the course. The win was awarded to Neil. The handicap times/formula needs tweaking slightly for the next race but the inaugural Bluebell TT was well received by those who took part. The pub afterwards was the perfect end to a new and (hopefully) occurring event.

Harrier
Handicap
Lap Time
Elapsed Time
Position
Neil Preddy
3:09
14:25
0:17:34
1st
Sonnie Jane
4:26
13:19
0:17:45
2nd
Lucy Dunn
3:55
14:36
0:18:31
3rd
Cyrus Mower
4:13
14:32
0:18:45
4th
Paula Booth
1:34
17:24
0:18:58
5th
James Bolton
7:26
13:19
0:20:45
6th
Gillian Howell
3:09
17:58
0:21:07
7th
Steve Howell
4:04
17:04
0:21:08
8th
Dan Eisenhandler
3:07
13:52
0:16:59
DNF


Town and Gown 10k – Sunday 13th May 2018

4 Harriers took on the Town and Gown 10k. Jess finished 2nd lady, Ralf and Alan grabbed PBs and Lucy ran round with her friend. Jess Webb 36:53 2nd Lady Ralf Arneil 41:05 PB Alan Harrison 42:01 PB Lucy Dunn 51:24


Results April 2018


Oxfordshire Road Relays – Sunday 29th April 2018

On a cold, grey and windy Sunday, 15 Harriers assembled in Abingdon for the Oxfordshire Road Relays. Our teams were: Ladies – Sue, Lucy, Sophie Men A – Kevin, James, Jake, Dave C, David W, Greg Men B – Sonnie, Alan, Bryan, Will, Adrian, Rob W Everyone ran superbly and did the club proud. Our Ladies finished 6th out of 25 teams, our Men ‘A’ finished 7th out of 22 teams. Sophie was the fastest Vet Lady leg on the day. Thank you to Mike for marshalling and supporting the club. ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius


Mota-Vation Race 1 Charlton-on-Otmoor – Thursday 26th April 2018

Report from Mike: After a slight hiccup in proceedings following a car crash on the course, the event got away some 15 minutes late over an amended course of 5.2 miles. Fifteen Club members took part with awards going to James Bolton (1st V40), Sophie Carter (2nd Female)  &  Dave Cantwell (3rd V50). Winning Times: 27:24 (Men) / 31:20 (Women) | Number of finishers: 412  | ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius An anomaly has been discovered with the results, some runners chip times are the same as their gun times. I have contact Tempo events but so far they have not rectified the results – Sonnie


Position
Name
Time
Notes
4
James Bolton (V40)
28:48
1st V40
33
Dave Cantwell (V50)
30:48
3rd V50
60
Sophie Carter (LV35)
32:20
2nd Female
73
Kevin Game (V40)
32:52
78
Rob Linnell (V40)
33:08
82
David Watkinson (V40)
33:16
102
Ralf Arneil (V40)
34:16
138
Andy Pike (V40)
36:09
150
Sonnie Jane (SM)
36:41
161
Alan Harrison (V50)
37:09
196
Lucy Dunn (SL)
38:08
203
Will Hudson (V40)
38:12
204
Neil Preddy (V50)
38:53
242
Adrian Smith (V40)
41:21
269
Zoe White (LV45)
42:33

White Horse Half Marathon – Sunday 8th April 2018

Report from Mike: On an ideal day for running, with cool air and light rain, the usual suspects, most of whom were suffering from aches, pains and colds, represented the Club with honour. James Bolton and Dave Cantwell took honours in both Open and County competitions and everyone else gave of their best. It was, however, disappointing to see such a small Club turn-out for a prestigious County Championship race.

Winning time 1:10:59 (Men) / 1:25:18 (Women) | Number of finishers: 457 | Results

Harrier
Position
Time
Notes
James Bolton (V40)
3
1:16:09
1st V40 Open & County
Dave Cantwell (V50)
22
1:24:40
2nd V50 Open & County
Kevin Game (V40)
34
1:28:13
Alan Harrison (V50)
81
1:36:35
Neil Preddy (V50)
210
1:49:56
Zoe White (LV45)
213
1:50:21
Paula Booth (LV45)
284
1:57:23
PB
Handicap times and scores:
Harrier
Actual Time
Handicap Time
Handicap Percentage
Points
N.Preddy
1:49:56
1:12.27
65.9
25
A. Harrison
1:36:35
1:12.44
75.3
24
P.Booth
1:57:23
1:14.11
63.2
23
K.Game
1:28:13
1:15.10
85.2
22
D.Cantwell
1:24:40
1:15.16
88.9
21
J. Bolton
1:16:09
1:16.09
100
20
Z.White
1:50:21
1:16.28
69.3
19

Results March 2018


Date
Harrier
Race
Time
Position
Notes
11th March
Sonnie Jane
Milton Keynes 20
2:44:48
251/939
PB
11th March
Susan Haines
Witney Parkrun
33:02
104/205
1st V60
11th March
Carey Gray
Witney Parkrun
28:58
68/205
11th March
Andy Battye
Dentdale (14.2 miles)
1:49:37
109/420
24th March
Ralf Arneil
Witney Parkrun
22:11
6/159
1st V40
24th March
Will Hudson
Witney Parkrun
30:05
66/159
Running with his son
24th March
Susan Haines
Witney Parkrun
34:29
101/159
2nd V60
30th March
Jess Webb
Maidenhead Easter 10
61:45
91/1239
PB - 6th Female
31st March
Sophie Carter
Anglo-Celtic Plate 100k
8:29:42
2nd Female
England team winners

Results February 2018


Date Harrier Race Time Position Notes
4th FebruaryColin TraviPortsmouth Coastal Half2:07:01507/807
11th FebruaryMike Shipway (V70)York Parkrun30:25367/5031st V75-79
11th FebruaryRalf ArneilBramley 202:44:02283/684Pictures by Barry Corneilus
18th FebruaryDave Cantwell (V50)Wokingham Half 1:22:43151/1864
18th FebruaryGreg SimmondsWokingham Half 1:22:51156/1865PB
23rd FebruaryJames LeavesleyTransgrandcanaria (125K)19:11:52133/679Over 7k of climbing!

Oxford Mail XC Race 4 Swindon – Sunday 4th February 2018

After a couple of days of heavy rain it was always going to be a bit soft for round 4 of the XC at Lawns Park in Swindon. The prospect of soft ground and a biting east wind didn’t deter the hardiest of Harriers. 10 men and 3 ladies made the journey and did the club proud. Men Our men set off first on 1 small lap followed by 3 long laps. Instantly you could tell it was going to be a struggle, the first 50 meters going across lumpy, waterlogged marshland. 2 notable climbs, some tight turns and change of directions; and heavy, shin-deep mud made up the rest of the lap. Finally, a proper cross-country challenge. Ladies Sue, Jess and Lucy made our ladies team. A slightly shorter course for the ladies but with the same challenges and added difficulty of those pesky men churning up the mud some more! A huge thank you to those that turned up to represent the club. It was cold, it was tough, it’s a good distance away; and we still managed to run 2 solid teams and score vital points. Winning time 31:51 (Men) / 26:05 (Women) | Number of finishers: 219/135 

ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius 

Position Name Time Notes
MEN
10James Bolton V4033:593rd V40
11Jake Harrison34:10
35Jason Barry V4036:25
48Dave Cantwell V5037:013rd V50
51Greg Simmonds37:06
83Rob Linell V4039:03
130David Watkinson V5042:29
141Sonnie Jane43:13
185Will Hudson V4048:49
195Adrian Smith V4049:53
LADIES
3Jess Webb26:28
44Lucy Dunn32.25
91Sue Cantwell37:35

Results January 2018


Farnborough Half Marathon – Sunday 21st January 2018

James, Dave and Greg ran at Farnborough Half Marathon on Sunday in deep snow over a hilly course and all acquitted themselves well. Due to an admin error James was not included in the results but he came 4th and 1st V40. Dave was 3rd V50.
James Bolton (V40)     4     1:16:33     1st V40
Dave Cantwell (V50)  32    1:23:30     3rd V50
Greg Simmonds (SM) 41    1:24:40
Winning Times: 1:12:12 (men) / 1:22:52 (women)
Number of finishers: 1611

Oxford Mail XC Race 3 Adderbury – Sunday 8th January 2018

It was a bright and chilly day at the third race of the series (also incorporating the county champs). The ground started frosty but after a couple of the young’uns races it had become a bit squishy and soft in places. The terrain was a mixture of fields with a steady incline on the lap. Not too difficult by XC standards, but after the indulgence of Christmas it was a wake up. Men 9 men represented the club. James lead us home in 9th place, followed by Jake in 24th, Greg 59th, Dave C 64th, Rob L 86th, Rob W 90th, Sonnie 181st and Adrian in 262nd. (David W DNF with injury). A fantastic effort from everyone. The men finished 3rd team on the day and that leaves us still top of the table in Division 2 overall! Ladies Our ladies team of 3 was Sophie, Jess and Lucy. Sophie leading the way in 3rd,  Jess 3 seconds behind her in 4th! Lucy continued her excellent form finishing 54th and ensuring the team finished 1st on the day and 3rd overall. A brilliant run from our strong ladies team, we need the ladies out in force for the next races at Swindon and Farmoor! *The results are still provisional* Winning time 31:12 (Men) / 25:15 (Women) | Number of finishers: 291/208 

ResultsPictures by Barry Cornelius 

Position
Name
Time
Notes
MEN
9
James Bolton V40
33:00
2nd V40
24
Jake Harrison
34:43
59
Greg Simmonds
36:45
64
Dave Cantwell V50
36:48
86
Rob Linell V40
38:05
90
Rob Webster V50
38:25
181
Sonnie Jane
43:08
262
Adrian Smith V40
50:13
LADIES
3
Sophie Carter
25.53
4
Jess Webb
25.56
54
Lucy Dunn
30:54