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Last updated on Sunday 26th 2015 at 08:10 - Nadine Carroll runs in her 4th long race in 5 weeks at the Annecy Half Marathon in France - Our Senior Women take County Road Relays Gold, Our Veteran Men are 2nd and Veteran Women 3rd. Sophie Carter is fastest woman overall, Denise Bridges fastest LV45, Katherine Bates fastest LV55 & Bryan Vaughan fastest V60.James Bolton is 3rd overall just 3 seconds adrift of the winner - Carey Gray takes V55/59 honours at Oxford Park Run where Nicola Leavesley has another run. Dean Richens runs at Harcourt Hill where Rob Linnell runs round with son Hamish (see Recent Results - April 2015)

Good luck to all Harriers running in the Virgin Money London Marathon today

Happy birthday today to Zoe White


Forthcoming training/circuit training sessions for the next week

Day Date Description of session
Sunday April 26th Multi-terrain run lasting 90/100 minutes
Starting from The Marlborough School, Woodstock at 9 am
Monday April 27th 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 April 28th Effort session at Marlborough School Track. This week it's 15 x 400m with 90 seconds rests
Starting from Marlborough School at 6:30 pm
Wednesday April 29th 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 April 30th Multi-terrain run lasting 45/50 minutes
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm
Saturday May 2nd Multi-terrain run lasting 65/70 minutes
Starting from The Marlborough School, Woodstock at 9 am

New items in the week beginning Monday 20th April 2015

(1) County Road Relay Results - 19th April (see Recent Results - April 2015)

(2) Lac du Annecy Half Marathon - 19th April (see Recent Results - April 2015)

(3) Oxford & Harcourt Hill Park Runs - 18th April (see Recent Results - April 2015)

(4) Handicap Competition Times & Points awarded for County Relays - 19th April (see Recent Results - April 2015)

(5) Handicap Competition League Tables after County Road Relays (see Harriers Handicap Scheme)

(6) Details of new race at Barton Abbey in June Full details here

(7) Oxfordshire Running News Blog - Click here -

Members' forthcoming birthdays

Birthday Date Name
April 26th Zoe White
April 28th Sam Cruickshank
April 29th Jessica Penton
April 30th Paul Brackett

More News 2015

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.