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Last updated on Monday 31st August 2015 at 08:01 - James Bolton wins Headington 5. Sophie Carter is 2nd in the women's race (Results to follow) - Sam Cruickshank & Suzanne Briggs take age category wins at Oxford and Abingdon Park Runs respectively (see Recent Results - July/August 2015)

Forthcoming training sessions over the next week

Day Date Description of session
Monday August 31st Bank Holiday 10 mile run
Starting from The Marlborough School, Woodstock at 9 am
Tuesday September 1st No effort session this week due to Mota-Vation at Oxford on Thursday.
Multi-terrain run lasting 45/50 minutes starting from Marlborough School track at 6:30 pm
Wednesday September 2nd 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 September 3rd No set training this week due to Mota-Vation Race 5
Starting from Oxford Harlequins Rugby Ground at 7 pm
Saturday September 5th Multi-terrain run lasting 65/70 minutes
Starting from The Marlborough School, Woodstock at 9 am
Sunday September 6th Multi-terrain run lasting 90/100 minutes
Starting from The Marlborough School, Woodstock at 9 am

New items in the week beginning Monday 31st August 2015

(1) Pictures from Headington 5 - 30th August - by Barry Cornelius -Click here-

(2) Oxford & Abingdon Park Run Results - 29th August (see Recent Results - July/August 2015)

(3) Oxfordshire Running News Blog - Click here -

Members' forthcoming birthdays

Birthday Date Name
September 3rd Sonnie Jane
September 5th Steve Howell
September 7th Gavin Bird
September 9th Nicola Leavesley
September 13th Andy Pike
September 14th Dominic Croft
September 18th Alan Harrison
September 24th Suzanne Briggs
September 24th Hans Price
September 29th Gerald Shirley

More News 2015

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.