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Last updated on Thursday 26th November 2015 at 08:26 - Rachel Masser leads home our girls' team at the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Cross Country Championships taking 1st LV honours. Our senior and veteran women's teams both take bronze. Steve Frear heads an incomplete men's team - Andy Pike takes 1st V45/49 honours at Oxford Park Run (see Recent Results - October/November 2015)


Date Event Venue Start Time Notes
Thursday 3rd December 2015 Annual General Meeting Meeting 46, Green Lane, Woodstock 8 pm All Members Welcome

Forthcoming training sessions over the next week

Day Date Description of session
Thursday November 26th Circuit of Blenheim Park (4.75 miles) lasting 45/50 minutes
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm
Saturday November 28th Multi-terrain run lasting 65/70 minutes
Starting from The Marlborough School, Woodstock at 9 am
Sunday November 29th No set training session this week due to Eynsham 10K
Starting from Bartholomew School, Eynsham at 10:30 am
Monday November 30th 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 December 1st Effort session. This week it's 8 x 3-minute sprints with 75 seconds rests
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm
Wednesday December 2nd 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) -see Flyer-

New items in the week beginning Monday 23rd November

(1) Berks, Bucks & Oxon Cross-Country Championships Results - 21st November (see Recent Results - October/November 2015)

(2) Oxford Park Run Results - 21st November (see Recent Results - October/November 2015)

(3) Pictures from Berks, Bucks & Oxon Cross Country by Barry Cornelius -Click here-

Members' forthcoming birthdays

Birthday Date Name
November 27th Mark Pidgeon
December 1st Leonie Ingram
December 2nd Lisa Clarke
December 6th Grace Boag-Matthews
December 11th Teresa Blackburn

More News 2015

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.


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