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Last updated on Friday 27th February 2015 at 07:32 - At Bourton Dan Blackburn runs close to a personal best and Bridget Tidball has a strong debut 10K run for the Club. Zoe White runs a personal best whilst Adrian Smith and Eileen Doherty also take part. Sophie Carter takes 3rd Female honours running for Belgrave - Jess Webb has an excellent run at the English National Cross-Country Championships where James Bolton leads home our team of 3. Jessica O'Connor and Jessica Penton run in the U15 Girls event and do well to finish the course - Roger Bradley takes 2nd V45/49 honours at Oxford Park Run whilst Adam Spaul runs round with his sons (see Recent Results - January/February 2015)

Forthcoming training/circuit training sessions for the next week


Day Date Description of session
Saturday February 28th Multi-terrain run lasting 65/70 minutes
Starting from The Marlborough School, Woodstock at 9 am
Sunday March 1st No set training run this week due to Oxford Mail Cross-Country League Race 5 at Harwell
Starting from Appleton Rutherford Laboratory at 9:55 (U9s),Senior & Vet Men at 11:25 and Senior & Vet Women at 12:05-PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF START TIMES FOR SENIOR MEN & WOMEN
Monday March 2nd Circuit Training with Roger Bradley.
Henry Box School, Witney starting at 7:15 pm until 8:15 pm (cost 5:00) website link here
Tuesday March 3rd Effort session. This week it's 8 x 3-minute sprints with 90 seconds rests
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm
Wednesday March 4th Total Body Circuit Training (run by Sophie Carter).
St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church Hall, Hensington Road, Woodstock starting at 6:30 pm for 1 hour (cost 5:00) Details here
Thursday March 5th Circuit of Blenheim Park lasting 45/50 minutes
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm

New items in the week beginning Monday 23rd February 2015

(1) Bourton 10K Results - 22nd February (see Recent Results - January/February 2015)

(2) English National Cross-Country Championship Results - 21st February (see Recent Results - January/February 2015)

(3) Oxford Park Run Results - 21st February (see Recent Results - January/February 2015)

(4) Updated 10K Road Rankings (Women)(see Road Rankings)

(5) Oxfordshire Running News Blog - Click here -

Members' forthcoming birthdays

Birthday Date Name
March 2nd Denise Bridges
March 3rd Ian Varney
March 5th Adrian Smith
March 7th Rachel Masser
March 9th Jo Bates

More News - 2014/2015

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.

30th November 2014:What a nail-biting finish to the season at Eynsham 10K where Teresa Blackburn has pipped Adrian Smith for the Club Handicap competition title by just one point despite Adrian earning maximum points with a massive personal best. Teresa also sliced minutes off her best time. Although she did not run, Julie Read secured 3rd place.

Our men also cemented their win in the Oxon Road Race Grand Prix team competition for the 10th time in 13 years whilst our girls came a creditable 3rd. James Bolton and Dave Cantwell took 2nd & 3rd respectively in the individual competition

26th October 2014: Positions in the Oxon Road Race Grand Prix have not changed much after the Abingdon Marathon results. Our men are still 20 points clear and our girls cannot be caught for 3rd place with one race to go at Eynsham 10K

James Bolton is still 2nd in the individual competition not having run at Abingdon but Dave Cantwell has taken over in 3rd place following his Abingdon result. Kevin Game is 8th and Brian O'Connor 20th. Denise Bridges and Julie Read lead our girls' challenge in 8th & 10th whilst Teresa Blackburn is 20th, Sue Cantwell 23rd, Jess Webb 24th and Zoe White and Val Berryman-Bousquet 25=.

19th October 2014:In the Club Handicap competition Teresa Blackburn secured maximum points at Abingdon Marathon and could now win with a good run in the final race at Eynsham. Teresa is 11 points behind Adrian Smith who has already completed 10 races and can only improve by a maximum of 3 points if he drops his lowest score of 13

5th October 2014:In the Oxon Road Race Grand Prix competition our men's team result at Hanney has surely secured us the series victory for another year. With just 2 races to come at Abingdon Marathon and Eynsham 10K we are 23 points clear of our nearest rivals.Our girls too look to be "nailed on" for 3rd place in their competition.

Things are really tight in the individual contests with James Bolton and Dave Cantwell, currently 2nd & 4th, fighting for 1st & 3rd places respectively. Denise Bridges and Julie Read lead our girls' challenge in 9th & 10th.

5th October 2014:Following the Hanney 5, Adrian Smith is 21 points clear of Julie Read and 27 ahead of Teresa Blackburn in the Club Handicap Competition. Adrian and Julie have both now completed 10 qualifying races so that additional points over the last 2 events will depend upon them beating lower scores in previous races. Teresa's points total is from 8 races so she can accumulate a maximum of 32 more points from the Abingdon Marathon and Eynsham 10K to give her victory

27th September 2014:Adrian Smith has extended his lead in the Club Handicap competition to 18 points with just one more qualifying race to count. Julie Read is 2nd, 8 points clear of Teresa Blackburn who has only completed 7 of her 10 qualifying races and could still make up the leeway.

21st September 2014:Adrian Smith's result at Witney 10 has now taken him to the top of the Club Handicap Competition league table. Adrian now has a lead of 13 points from Teresa Blackburn who has a race in hand. Val Berryman-Bousquet is 3 points behind Teresa in 3rd

31st August 2014:Things are hotting up in the Club Handicap competition as Adrian Smith has closed to within 2 points of Teresa Blackburn who still leads after race 10 at Headington. Val B-Bousquet is a further 11 points behind Adrian in 3rd.

31st August 2014:After race 9 of 15 in the Oxon Road Race Grand Prix, our men are 16 points clear of Headington Road Runners taking the best 7 of 9 results. Our girls are holding on to 3rd spot 9 points ahead of Eynsham Road Runners in the women's competition.

In the individual contests James Bolton is well clear at the head of the men's league table with Dave Cantwell 4th, Kevin Game 8th, Brian O'Connor 9th and Dan Blackburn 24th.

Denise Bridges leads our girls' effort in 13th, Julie Read is 14th, Sue Cantwell 18th, Teresa Blackburn 21st & Zoe White 22nd.

10th August 2014:Teresa Blackburn has regained the lead in the Club Handicap Competition after Race 8 at Hooky 6. Adrian Smith has moved into 2nd place just 3 points behind with Val Berryman-Bousquet 3rd another 6 points back

19th July 2014:Following an excellent run at Hornton, Val Berryman-Bousquet has taken over the lead in the Club Handicap competition from Teresa Blackburn and Alan Harrison (see Harriers Handicap Scheme)

In the Oxon Road Race Grand Prix competition our men are still out in front after race 6 of 15 at Thame 10K. Our girls are 3rd.In the individual standings James Bolton leads with Dave Cantwell 3rd & Kevin Game 8th. Julie Read is our leading lady in 14th place

10th June 2014:The improving form of Teresa Blackburn has taken her clear in the Club Handicap competition after Race 5 at Banbury.Alan Harrison is 2nd, some 18 points adrift with James Bolton and Dan Blackburn a further 2 points back in 3rd=

13th May 2014:After Cottisford 5K, the 5th series race in the Oxon Road Race Grand Prix, our men have returned to the top whilst our girls are holding on to 3rd place.

James Bolton has regained the lead in the individual men's competition, Dave Cantwell is 3rd, Kevin Game 7th, Brian O'Connor 8th and Dan Blackburn 22nd. In the women's contest Julie Read is 13th & Denise Bridges 23rd.


For further information on any aspect of Woodstock Harriers contact Mike Shipway.