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Last updated on Wednesday 23rd April 2014 at 06:51 - Rachel Masser easily wins the women's race at Compton Downland Challenge 20-Mile - James Bolton, Brian O'Connor and Dave Cantwell take 2nd team honours at Maidenhead 10. James, Brian & Will Hudson set new personal bests and Denise Bridges has a strong debut run for the Cub over this distance. James' time was a new V40 Club record - James Bolton puts in some speed work at the Oxford City AC Open Graded Meeting(see Recent Results - April 2014)

White Horse Half Marathon Pictures by Barry Cornelius

James Bolton
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Rachel Masser
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Brian O'Connor
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Dave Cantwell
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Denise Bridges
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Kevin Game
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Bryan Vaughan
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Sue Cantwell
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Forthcoming training/circuit training sessions for the two weeks

Day Date Description of session
Thursday April 24th Multi-terrain run lasting 45/50 minutes
Starting from Blenheim Park Town Gate at 6:30 pm
Friday April 25th Total Body Circuit Training (run by Sophie Carter).
St Hugh's Roman Cathlic Church Hall, Hensington Road, Woodstock starting at 6:30 pm for 1 hour (cost 5:00) Details here
Saturday April 26th Multi-terrain run lasting 60/70 minutes
Starting from 20,Crecy Walk, Woodstock at 9 am
Sunday April 27th No set training session this week due to County Road Relays
Starting from Abingdon Rugby Club at 2 pm (Juniors), 2:30 pm (Men), 2:35 pm (Women)
Monday April 28th Circuit Training with Roger Bradley.
Henry Box School, Witney starting at 7:15 pm until 8:30 pm (cost 5:00) website link here
Tuesday April 29th 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

New items in the week beginning Monday 21st April 2014

(1) Compton Downland Challenge 20 Results - 19th April (see Recent Results - April 2014)

(2) Maidenhead Easter 10 Results - 18th April (see Recent Results - April 2014)

(3) Oxford City AC Open Graded Meeting Results - 16th April (see Recent Results - April 2014)

(5) Updated Club V40 10-Mile Records (see Club Race Records)

(6) Updated Club Handicap League Tables after White Horse Half (see Harriers Handicap Scheme)

(7) Oxon Road Race Grand Prix Team & Individual League Tables after second event at White Horse Half (see Oxon Road Race Grand Prix)

Dan Blackburn
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Neil Preddy
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Torstein Skara
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Julie Read
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Alan Harrison
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Lisa Clarke
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Teresa Blackburn
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Jake Harrison
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Will Hudson
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Zoe White
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Val Berryman-Bousquet
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Nicola Leavesley
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Members' forthcoming birthdays

Birthday Date Name
April 25th Andy Battye (Hon)
April 26th Zoe White
April 28th Sam Crickshank
April 30th Paul Brackett

More News - 2013/2014

15th April 2014:In the Oxon Road Race Grand Prix our men have taken over the lead in the second series race at White Horse Half whilst our girls are now 3rd.

In the individual competition James Bolton is 2nd, Dave Cantwell 5th and Kevin Game 10th. Denise Bridges is 2nd equal in the women's contest whilst Sue Cantwell is 7th and Julie Read 11th

Julie also features in the Club Handicap Competition where she is 3rd behind Alan Harrison and leader James Bolton

8th/9th March 2014: James Bolton had a great weekend representing Oxon at the Inter-Counties Cross-Country Champs on Saturday and finishing 2nd and 1st V40 at the Banbury 15, the first Grand Prix event of the year on Sunday.

Dave Cantwell gave James good support at Banbury with 7th place whilst Denise Bridges ran a personal best in her debut first claim run for us following her transfer from Eynsham. There were strong debut 15 mile runs from Alan Harrison, Julie Read and Sonnie Jane.

24th November 2013: Another great day for Woodstock Harriers as James Bolton and Rachel Masser carried off the winners trophies at Eynsham 10K both becoming County Champions. Rachel set an new Club V35 record as did Caeron Phillips in the LV45 category. Bryan Vaughan took 1st V60 honours in both Open and County races and there were a host of personal bests

This was the final race in the Grand Prix series and saw our men taking the title again with our girls cementing third place in the women's competition. James Bolton won the individual title again with Kevin Game and Dave Cantwell making it a clean sweep with 2nd & 3rd.

In the Club Handicap competition Lisa Clarke held on to win from James Bolton with Alan Harrison taking 3rd spot

27th October 2013: In the Club Handicap competition James Bolton has closed the gap on Lisa Clarke to 4 points with one race to go. Alan Harrison holds on to 3rd just 7 points in front of Dave Cantwell.

27th October 2013:After race 12 of the 13 in the Oxon Road Race Grand Prix, our men have wrapped up the team title once again whilst our girls are holding on to 3rd spot.

James Bolton has regained the lead in the individual competition, Kevin Game is now second after dropping out at Abingdon, and Dave Cantwell has improved to 3rd giving us a 1-2-3.Hopefull our trio can hold on at the final race at Eynsham on 24th November

20th October 2013: James Bolton is County Marathon Champion after his 3rd place in the Abingdon Marathon. Dave Cantwell takes 3rd County V40 honours and Bryan Vaughan wins both Open and County V60 races. Gavin Bird, Paul Brackett and Will Hudson make up our men's team who take County team gold whilst Lisa Clarke and Paula Booth have excellent debut marathon runs for the Club

6th October 2013: In the Club Handicap Competition Lisa Clarke now has an unassailable lead after 12 of the 14 qualifying races. James Bolton is 2nd and Alan Harrison 3rd. This looks like being the final positions although Jake Harrison could possibly overtake his father Alan in the last race at Eynsham

6th October 2013:James Bolton made it six Grand Prix victories from 6 starts at Hanney 5 mile. He was well supported by Dave Cantwell, Kevin Game & Bryan Vaughan who took 1st team honours. Rachel Masser had another great run for 1st LV35 and it was great to see Sophie Carter back in action so soon after having her baby. Jess Webb made up the winning women's team. There were personal bests from Jess, Lisa Clarke & Val Berryman Bousquet.

21st September 2013: It was a Woodstock double at our own race where James Bolton won the men's race and Rachel Masser the women's contest. Dave Cantwell was 2nd V40 behind James, our men won 1st team prize and our girls were 2nd

8th September 2013: After the 10th of 14 Handicap competition races, The Cotswold Classic 10-mile, Lisa Clarke is still out in front well clear of James Bolton who is 37 points adrift but has one race in hand. Alan Harrison is a further 3 points behind James but has 2 races in hand

James Bolton has another storming run to retain his County 10-mile title at Witney where our men also take County tean honours. Dave Cantwell is 2nd County V40, Kevin Game 3rd County Senior Man and Susan Haines 3rd County LV55

2nd September 2013: After the 8th of 13 Oxon Road Race Grand Prix races Kevin Game has taken over the lead from James Bolton who was unable to run at Hooky. Dave Cantwell is 4th.

Lisa Clarke has moved up to 7th, Liz Ashdowne is 14th and Val Berryman-Bousquet 22nd in the women's competition

20th July 2013:James Bolton ran away from the field to win the Hornton 6 by almost 3 minutes. Dave Cantwell took 3rd V40 honours, Kevin Game was 3rd Senior Man, Dan Moseley and Jake Harrison 2nd & 3rd U20 respectively and Susan Haines 2nd LV55

7th July 2013:James Bolton makes it back to back Grand Prix wins at Didcot 5 setting a new Club V40 5-mile record. Kevin Game takes 1st Senior Man honours and our men's team of James, Kevin, Jake & Alan Harrison takes County gold.

30th June 2013: James Bolton wins the Thame 10K by 51 seconds setting a new p.b. and a Club V40 record on a very hot day. Jess Webb also runs a p.b. taking 1st SL honours and 2nd overall. Jake Harrison is 1st U19, Lisa Clarke improves her personal best time and James Minchin has a strong debut 10K for the Club.

6th June 2013: James Bolton finishes 3rd at the Bletchingdon Mota-Vation taking 1st V40 honours and running a minute faster than last year

1st June 2013: Rachel Masser wins the women's race at Otmoor Challenge in a new course record. James Bolton is 2nd for the second year running beating the previous course record

14th May 2013:James Bolton & Bryan Vaughan set new Club records in the V40 and V60 categories at Cottisford 5K following Rachel Masser's new LV35 10K record at the Town & Gown

5th May 2013:Our veteran men take 1st vet team honours and finish 3rd overall at County Road Relays. Rachel Masser is 2nd fastest overall and 1st veteran woman whilst James Bolton clocks fastest vet and 4th overall time.

7th April 2013: James Bolton finished 2nd to lead our men's team home to a County Championship victory and our 6th successive open title at the White Horse Half Marathon. James and Dave Cantwell also achieved 1st & 2nd V40 County honours respectively. Kevin Game, Neil Preddy & Lisa Clarke achieved personal bests and there were good debut Half Marathon runs for the Club from Cyrus Mower, Alan Harrison & Kate Bird.

6th January 2013: Steve Naylor wins the County Cross-Country Championships at Shotover by over 50 seconds where James Bolton also has an excellent run to qualify for the Inter-Counties in March. Rachel Masser, making her debut for the Club, wins the County LV35 category race.


For further information on any aspect of Woodstock Harriers contact Mike Shipway.