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Last updated on Sunday 5th July 2015 at 06:15 - Carey Gray and Nicola Leavesley run at Oxford Park Run whilst Suzanne Briggs, Susan Haines & Dean Richens turn out at Abingdon Park Run - James Bolton leads home our men at the Combe Mota-Vation whilst Jess Webb is our 1st woman to finish. Second claimers Steve Naylor & Sophie Carter win the men's & women's races respectively (see Recent Results - July 2015) - James Bolton is 2nd at Thame 10k where Sophie Carter wins the women's race for Belgrave. Denise Bridges is 1st LV45 - Sam Cruickshank & Suzanne Briggs take part in local Park Runs with Suzanne taking 2nd LV55/59 honours - Rachel Masser is 2nd SL and Denise Bridges 1st LV45 at Brackley 10K where Denise sets a new LV45 Club Record (see Recent Results - April/May/June 2015)

Forthcoming training sessions over the next week

Day Date Description of session
Sunday July 5th No set training session this week due to Didcot 5
Starting from Willowbrook Leisure Centre, Didcot at 9:30 am
Monday July 6th 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 July 7th Effort session. This week it's Yasso 800s x 8
Starting from Marlborough School track at 6:30 pm
Wednesday July 8th Total Body Circuit Training (run by Sophie Carter).
Starting from opposite Black Prince, Woodstock at 6:30 pm for 1 hour (cost 5:00) Details here
Thursday July 9th Multi-terrain run lasting 45/50 minutes
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm
Saturday July 11th Multi-terrain run lasting 60/70 minutes
Starting from The Marlborough School, Woodstock at 9 am

New items in the week beginning Monday 29th June 2015

(1) Oxford & Abingdon Park Run Results - 4th July (see Recent Results - July 2015)

(2) Combe Mota-Vation Results - 2nd July (see Recent Results - July 2015)

(3) Pictures of Combe Mota-Vation by Barry Cornelius -Click here-

(4) Thame 10K Results - 28th June (see Recent Results - April/May/June 2015)

(5) Pictures from Thame 10K by Barry Cornelius -Click here-

(6) Club Handicap Times & Points for Thame 10K - 28th June (see Recent Results - April/May/June 2015)

(7) Club Handicap Competition Score Chart after Thame 10k -Click here-

(8) Club Handicap League Tables after Thame 10K (see Harriers Handicap Scheme)

(9) Oxfordshire Running News Blog - Click here -

Members' forthcoming birthdays

Birthday Date Name
July 6th Mike Shipway
July 7th Aisha McLean
July 10th Elaine Byles
July 17th Dean Richens
July 25th George White (Junior)

More News 2015

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.