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Last updated on Friday 24th October 2014 at 13:02 - Sophie Carter wins the women's race at Abingdon Marathon in a new personal best of 2:50:21. Dave Cantwell and Denise Bridges lead home our men's & women's teams, there is a personal best by Leo Brooke-Little and debut marathon runs for the Club by Denise, Teresa Blackburn & Susan Haines. Susan sets a new LV55 Club record - Brian O'Connor finishes 4th at the Frieth Hilly 10K whilst daughter Jessica wins the women's 5K race - Maddie Phillips wins the women's race at the Rotary Blenheim 5K where Abbie Clarke, Joseph White & Imogen Clarke all have strong runs - Caeron Phillips & Lisa Clarke finish well up the female rankings in the 10K race (see Recent Results - October 2014)

All pictures by Barry Cornelius

James Bolton
Hanney 5 2014


Jess Webb
Woodstock 12 2014

Dave Cantwell
Hanney 5 2014
Denise Bridges
Hanney 5 2014
Sophie Carter
Woodstock 12 2014

Brian O'Connor
Woodstock 12 2014
Will Hudson
Woodstock 12 2014
Kevin Game
Hanney 5 2014

Richard Dunbabin
Oxford Half Marathon 2014
Mark Pidgeon
Oxford Half Marathon 2014
James Minchin
Oxford Half Marathon 2014

Forthcoming training/circuit training sessions for the next week

Day Date Description of session
Friday October 24th 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
Saturday October 25h Multi-terrain run lasting 65/70 minutes
Starting from The Marlborough School, Woodstock at 9 am
Sunday October 26th Ascott-under-Wychwood 10K & 5K
For those not running at Ascott, a Multi-terrain run lasting 90/100 minutes
Starting from The Marlborough School, Woodstock at 9 am
Monday October 27th Circuit Training with Roger Bradley.
Friars Court, Clanfield starting at 7 pm until 8:15 pm (cost 5:00) website link here
Tuesday October 28th Effort session. This week it's 8 x 3-minute sprints with 90 seconds rests
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm
Thursday October 30th Multi-terrain run lasting 45/50 minutes
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm

New items in the week beginning Monday 20th October 2014

(1) Abingdon Marathon Results/Club Handicap Points - 19th October (see Recent Results - October 2014)

(2) Frieth Hilly 10K & 5K Results - 19th October (see Recent Results - October 2014)

(3) Rotary Blenheim 5K & 10K Results - 19th October (see Recent Results - October 2014)

(4) Club Handicap Competition League Tables after Abingdon Marathon (see Harriers Handicap Scheme)

(5) Club Handicap Score Chart after Abingdon Marathon - click here -

(6) Updated Marathon & 5K Road Rankings (see Road Rankings)

(7) Updated LV55 Club Marathon Records (see Club Records)

Alan Harrison & Julie Read
Oxford Half Marathon 2014
Neil Preddy
Hanney 5 2014
Adrian Smith
Oxford Half Marahon 2014

Pete Brackett
Oxford Half Marathon 2014
Teresa Blackburn
Hanney 5 2014
Dan Blackburn
Hanney 5 2014

Rob Linnell & Brya Vaughan
Hanney 5 2014
Andy Pike
Hanney 5 2014
Howard Williams
Oxford Half Marathon 2014

Zoe White
Hanney 5 2014
Paul Taylor
Woodstock 12 2014
Colin Travi & Adrian Smith
Woodstock 12 2014

Members' forthcoming birthdays

Birthday Date Name
October 27th Sharron Sheppard
October 30th Dan Harle
November 1st Karen Jenkins
November 2nd James Bolton
November 4th Eileen Doherty
November 7th Susan Harrison

More News - 2014

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.