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Last updated on Sunday 25th January 2015 at 10:15 - Adam Spaul and Eileen Doherty run at Oxford Park Run whilst Dean Richens competes in the Abingdon event - Martin Townsend tackles the Naunton 19 mile trail race - Dan Eisenhandler finds the going tough at the Woodcote 10K (see Recent Results - January 2015)

Happy birthday today to Michelle Gautier

Forthcoming training/circuit training sessions for the next week


Day Date Description of session
Sunday January 25th Multi-terrain run lasting 90/100 minutes
Starting from Marlborough School, Woodstock at 9 am
Monday January 26th 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 January 27th Effort session. This week it's lake reps (4 4 x 1700m efforts with jog recovery)
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm
Wednesday January 28th 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 January 29th Circuit of Blenheim Park lasting 45/50 minutes
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm
Saturday January 31st Multi-terrain run lasting 65/70 minutes
Starting from The Marlborough School, Woodstock at 9 am

New items in the week beginning Monday 19th January 2015

(1) Oxford & Abingdon Park Run Results - 17th January (see Recent Results - January 2015)

(2) Naunton 19 Results - 11th January (see Recent Results - January 2015)

(3) Club Handicap Races for 2015 -Click here-

(4) Oxfordshire Running News Blog - Click here -

Members' forthcoming birthdays

Birthday Date Name
January 25th Michelle Gautier
January 31st Paul Daniels
February 8th Liz Ashdowne
February 8th Huw Warren
February 15th Pete Brackett
February 16th Adam Spaul

More News - 2014/2015

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.