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Last updated on Sunday 7th February 2016 at 07:39 - James Leavesley completes the Thames Trot 50 mile towpath race in just over 7 hours 30 in extremely muddy & windy conditions (Results to follow) - Steve Naylor, running for first claim club Bedford & County, has a great result in coming 4th in the SEAA Cross-Country Championships at Parliament Hill (see Recent Results - January/February 2016)

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Date Event Venue Start Time Notes
11th February 2016 Committee Meeting 46, Green Lane, Woodstock 8 pm All Members Welcome


Forthcoming training sessions/exercise classes & circuit training over the next week

Day Date Description of session
Sunday February 7th - CLUB RACE No set training session this week due to Oxford Mail Cross-Country League Race 4 at Cirencester Park
Starting at 9:55 (Juniors), 11:20 (Senior & Vet Women) and 12:00 (Senior & Vet Men)
Full details here
Monday February 8th - CIRCUITS No Circuit Training with Roger Bradley this week due to School Half Term
Monday February 8th - EXERCISE Les Mills Body Balance with Denise Bridges/ e-mail: denise@bodylinetherapy.co.ukTel: 07771 642600
Eynsham Baptist Church Hall, Eynsham at 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm (cost £7:00) website link here
Tuesday February 9th - CLUB RUN Effort session. This week it's Lake Reps (4 x 1600m sprints with jog recovery)
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm
Tuesday February 9th - EXERCISE Les Mills Body Balance with Denise Bridges/ e-mail: denise@bodylinetherapy.co.ukTel: 07771 642600
Eynsham Baptist Church Hall, Eynsham at 9:30 am until 10:30 am (cost £7:00) website link here
Tuesday February 9th - EXERCISE Pramstriders for Mother & Baby with Sophie Carter/ e-mail: sophiedawson@yahoo.co.ukTel: 07717 536441
Blenheim Palace Public Entrance (Black Prince Gate), Manor Road, Woodstock at 10:00 am until 11:00 am (cost £7:00) website link here
Wednesday February 10th - CIRCUITS Total Body Circuit Training (run by Sophie Carter).
Starting from Woodstock Tennis & Bowls Club, Cadogan Park, Woodstock at 6:30 pm for 1 hour (cost depending on the weather £5:00 - outside/ £7:00 - inside) website link here
Wednesday February 10th -EXERCISE Les Mills Body Balance with Denise Bridges/ e-mail: denise@bodylinetherapy.co.ukTel: 07771 642600
Eynsham Baptist Church Hall, Eynsham at 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm (cost £7:00) website link here
Thursday February 11th - CLUB RUN Circuit of Blenheim Park (4.75 miles) lasting 45/50 minutes
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm
Saturday February 13th - CLUB RUN Multi-terrain run lasting 65/70 minutes
Starting from 20 Crecy Walk, Woodstock at 9 am
- REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

New items in the week beginning Monday 1st February

(1) SEAA Cross-Country Championship Results - 30th January (see Recent Results - January/February 2016)

(2) Harcourt Hill, Highbury Fields and Oxford Park Run Results - 30th January (see Recent Results - January/February 2016)

Members' forthcoming birthdays

Birthday Date Name
February 8th Liz Ashdowne
February 15th Pete Brackett
February 16th Adam Spaul
February 25th Bridget Gould
February 25th Rachel Hemingway


More News 2015/2016

10th January 2016: Second claimer Steve Naylor runs away with the Oxon Cross-Country Men's Championship at Shotover Park winning by almost 2 minutes whilst Bryan Vaughan finishes 3rd V60. Jess Webb (SL), Rachel Masser (LV35) and Denise Bridges (LV45) also take age-group honours


29th November 2015: At Eynsham 10K our men secure the Oxon Road Race Grand Prix title for the 11th time in 14 years whilst James Bolton is crowned individual winner for the 6th time. Club Captain Kevin Game comes a creditable 2nd in this competition. Our girls just fail to get on the podium. Leading lady is Denise Bridges. Final overall positions to follow.

Dan Eisenhandler wins the Club Handicap competition from James Bolton and Zoe White in the closest finish for some time.


20th October 2015: After race 17 of 21 in the Club Handicap Competition (Hanney 5) things are really hotting up. Dan Eisenhandler now only leads James Bolton by 3 points both having run 12 qualifying races. Zoe White is now only 12 points behind James having also completed 12 races. Kevin Game is 16 points adrift of Zoe so with none of the 4 running at Abingdon Marathon itís down to results at Ascott 10K, Rugged Radnage 10K and Eynsham 10K.

Our men's team still lead the Oxon Road Race Grand Prix standings after 13 races (Hanney 5) with the best 11 to score but with only 2 taking part at Abingdon our position looks a little precarious and it looks as if results at Eynsham 10K will be decisive. We are currently 20points ahead of Headington who will close the gap after the Abingdon results are taken into account. Our girls have now dropped to 4th. In the individual contests James Bolton leads in the menís table, Kevin Game is 2nd, Dave Cantwell 5th and Brian OíConnor 18th.

We now have just 4 women in the top 25 of their competition. Denise Bridges is 7th, Zoe White 14th, Sophie Carter 17th & Jess Webb 18th.


4th October 2015: Junior Club members Maddie Philips & Jessica O'Connor took part in the Cologne Marathon running for Marlborough School Woodstock in the team event. Leg distances varied between 5K & 10K totalling the full marathon distance. Both teams did really well. Maddie and Jessica had the privilege of running the last leg to bring home their teams in 7th and 8th places respectively, out of 400 teams. Maddie's team came home in 2 hours 59 mins and 59 seconds, breaking 3 hours for the first time for the school, whilst Jessica's was less than a minute behind. They had a great weekend and a fantastic experience. Maybe some Harrier marathoners of the future. (report by Caeron Phillips)


20th September 2015: After race 15 of 21 in the Club Handicap Competition things are getting a little tighter. Dan Eisenhandler still leads the league table by 15 points from James Bolton both having run 12 qualifying races. Zoe White is 21 points behind James but has run 1 fewer races.

Our men's team still lead the Oxon Road Race Grand Prix standings after 9 races (Hoohy 6) with the best 7 to score and with results from Headington 5 and Witney 10 to come. Our girls are now 3rd equal with Eynsham Road Runners. In the individual contests James Bolton leads in the menís table, Kevin Game is 3rd, Dave Cantwell 4th, Brian OíConnor 16th and Dan Eisenhadler 24th.

We still have 5 women in the top 25 of their competition. Sophie Carter is 7th, Denise Bridges 10th, Zoe White 11th, Jess Webb 13th and Katherine Bates 20th


10th August 2015: We are almost two thirds through the Club Handicap competition in which there is a clear leader in Dan Eisenhandler. Dan leads Zoe White by 38 points although he has 11 counting scores against Zoe's 10. James Bolton currently lies third two points behind Zoe with the same number of qualifying races.

Our men's team lead the Oxon Road Race Grand Prix standings after 8 races (Hornton 6) with the best 6 to score, 16 points clear of Headington Road Runners. Our girls are hanging on to third place some 30 points adrift of leaders Headington. In the individual contest we have 5 men in the top 25. James Bolton is 1st, Kevin Game 4th, Dave Cantwell 5th , Brian O'Connor 8th and Dan Eisenhandler 23rd.

We also have 5 women in the top 25 of their competition. Sophie Carter is 5th, Denise Bridges 9th, Zoe White 10th, Jess Webb 12th and Katherine Bates 17th


30th April 2015: After round 4 of the Oxon Road Race Grand Prix competition our men are 2nd and our girls 3rd allowing for the best 2 of the 4 results so far (Charlton Mota-Vation).In the individual competition James Bolton and Kevin Game are 1st & 2nd with Brian O'Connor 8th and Dave Cantwell 11=. In the women's competition Jess Webb is 5th. Danise Bridges 7th and Katherine Bates 11th.

In the Club Handicap competition Alan Harrison leads by 7 points from Dan Eisenhandler after 8 of the 21 qualifying races. Adrian Smith is 20 points behind Dan all three having completed 6 races with the best 12 to count. The next competition race is the Thame 10K on 28th June.


19th April 2015: We continued our good start to the season with some notable performances at the County Road Relays. Our senior women took gold, our veteran men silver and our veteran women bronze. James Bolton ran the 3rd fastest leg of the day just 3 seconds away from the "top dog", Sophie Carter was fastest woman, Denise Bridges, Katherine Bates and Bryan Vaughan fastest LV45, LV55 and V60 respectively.

In the Club Handicap competition Allan Harrison has moved ahead of Howard Williams with James Bolton 3rd after 4 of the 21 qualifying races


29th March 2015: Another great start to the road season saw our men taking the team award at Banbury 15 and coming 2nd along with our girls at the White Horse Half Marathon. James Bolton set a new Club best time at Banbury coming second. In awful conditions James went one better to win the White Horse Half where both teams took Open & County 2nd places. There were a number of age category awards in both races


1st March 2015:There was good news and bad at the final Oxford Mail Cross-Country League fixture at Harwell. Our girls gained promotion to Division 1 with Jess Webb, Denise Bridges, Bridget Tidball and Susan Haines leading the charge. Despite a valiant effort though our men failed to escape relegation to Division 2. James Bolton took overall 2nd V40 honours as did Bryan Vaughan in the V60 age group.

After the closest ever Club Handicap competition Kevin Game took the men's prize by one point from James Bolton, Neil Preddy and Bryan Vaughan whilst there was a tie in the women's competition between Denise Bridges and Susan Haines


4th February 2015: Round 4 of the Oxford Mail Cross-Country League fixture at Cirencester Park saw James Bolton finishing a marvellous 2nd place with Sophie Carter donning her spikes for the first time this year bringing home our girls. James was 1st V40 and Bryan Vaughan 2nd V60. Our men have dropped to 7th in Division 1 but our girls are now 1st in Division 2.

In the Club Cross-Country Handicap competition, Neil Preddy & Sam Cruickshank are 1= in the men's competition whilst Denise Bridges leaads Susan Haines by just 1 point in the women's contest.


4th January 2015: After round 3 of the Oxford Mail Cross-Country League at Culham Park, which incorporated the Oxon Cross-Country Championships, our men are lying 6th in Division 1 and our girls 2nd in Division 2. Rachel Masser took 1st LV35 gold in the women's race whilst Bryan Vaughan secured V60 bronze.

Sam Cruickshank has a good lead in the men's Club Cross-Country Handicap competition being 11 points ahead of Neil Preddy. In the women's contest it's much closer with Susan Haines leading Denise Bridges by just 1 point.


 
   
     

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