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Last updated on Sunday 29th March 2015 at 08:42 - James Bolton smashes the Club 15-mile Club record at Banbury 15th finishing overall 2nd & 1st v40. Brian O'Connor is 3rd V40 and Bryan Vaughan 2nd V60. There are personal bests from James, Brian, Denise Bridges and Alan Harrison and debut runs over the distance by Howard Williams, Zoe White and Nadine Carroll. Our men take 1st team prize - Dan Eisenhandler completes a debut Half Marathon at Reading where Sophie Carter goes close to a personal best running for Belgrave - Kevin Game & Roger Bradley take 2nd age category honours at Oxford Park Run. Andre & Alison Blincowe also run strongly and Carey Gray accompanies his 10 year old niece - Rob Linnell is 1st V40/44 ay Harcourt Hill Park Run where Dean Richens also takes part and Suzanne Briggs wins her age category once more at Reading Park Run (see Recent Results - January/February/March 2015)

Forthcoming training/circuit training sessions for the next week


Day Date Description of session
Sunday March 29th No set training run this week due to White Horse Half Marathon
Starting from Old Mill Hall, Grove at 09:30am.
Tuesday March 31st Effort session. This week it's 6 x 4-minute sprints with 90 seconds rests
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm
Wednesday April 1st 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 April 2nd Circuit of Blenheim Park lasting 45/50 minutes
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm
Saturday April 4th Multi-terrain run lasting 65/70 minutes
Starting from The Marlborough School, Woodstock at 9 am

New items in the week beginning Monday 23rd March 2015

(1) Banbury 15 Results - 22nd March (see Recent Results - January/February/March 2015)

(2) Reading Half Marathon Results - 22nd March (see Recent Results - January/February/March 2015)

(3) Oxford, Harcourt Hill & Reading Park Run Results - 21st March (see Recent Results - January/February/March 2015)

(4) Updated 15 mile Road Rankings -
James Bolton, Brian O'Connor, Howard Williams, Denise Bridges, Alan Harrison, Zoe White & Nadine Carroll (see Road Rankings)

(5) Updated Half Marathon Road Rankings - Dan Eisenhandler (see Road Rankings)

(6) Handicap Times & Points for Banbury 15 - 22nd March (see Recent Results - January/February/March 2015

(7) Handicap Competition League Tables after Banbury 15 (see Harriers Handicap Scheme)

(8) Oxfordshire Running News Blog - Click here -

Members' forthcoming birthdays

Birthday Date Name
March 30th Steve Naylor
April 8th Maddie Phillips
April 12th Val Berryman-Bousquet
April 18th Nadine Carroll
April 22nd Dave McManus
April 25th Andy Battye
April 26th Zoe White
April 28th Sam Cruickshank
April 29th Jessica Penton
April 30th Paul Brackett

More News 2015

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.