Easter Handicap

This year’s Easter Handicap will take place at 10:30am on Sunday 21st April. The event is held over a 1.7 mile, multi-terrain course which starts & finishes at Northcroft. Entry is free and open to all members, their families and friends. If you want to run, please e-mail Irwin Fairclough by Friday 19th April.

We also need about 10 volunteers to ensure the success of the event. If you are able to help on the day, please contact Irwin.

Additional information can be found here.

Club Cross-country Champions 2018/19

Following the completion of the final Oxford Mail League fixture, our club cross-country champions for 2018/19 are:

Women / Girls

Overall: Jess Franklin; Vets: Rachel Allen; U17: Emma Downie; U15: Luci Robertson; U13 Josie Robertson; U11: Katya Burgess & Libby Stockwell.

Men / Boys

Overall: Matt Green; Vets: Andrew Ind; U17: Tobias Allen; U15 George Ferguson & Wilf Waldon; U13: Rowan Chester U11: Josh Norton & Ethan Robertson.

Final tables

Club cross-country championship update

The tables have been updated to include the results of Round 3 of the Oxford Mail League. Congratulations to Tobias Allen (U17 Boys), Jess Franklin (Overall Women) and Rachel Allen (Vet. Women) of securing their respective division titles with two races to spare.

There’s a titanic struggle developing at the top of the Senior Men’s table between Matt Green and James Craggs with only 1 point between them!

Passing the baton

After 17 years of developing and managing the club website, I’ve decided that now is the time to pass it on to the next generation. The design of the site needs to be refreshed and new features introduced over time. I am pleased that Andy McKendrick has agreed to take responsibility for the future design and operation of the site. Andy & I have been working in tandem for the past month and he is now ready to assume full responsibility. Please support him, as you have me, in keeping the site relevant and current.

Boxing Day Handicap 2018

There were 65 finishers in this year’s race. The winner was 5 year-old Alex Chicken who led from start to finish and completed the course in 18:16. Catherine Marshall was the first club member, finishing in 3rd place overall. Fastest time of the day went to Alex Muir – who just dipped under 9 minutes.

Full results

Thanks to all who helped with timekeeping. marshalling, recording and results processing: Dave Mason, Caroline Tuttle, Alison Russell, Becky Bird, Mariama Barrie, Anna Downie, Bob Taylor, Geoff Anderson, Danny Hawkins, Chloe Blair, Simon Barrett, Helen Fairclough and Sarah Fairclough.

SEAA Masters Cross-country Championships: 8th December, Horspath

Medal-winning M60 team

The club fielded complete teams in the three Men’s age-groups and in the Women’s 50-59 category. The M60+ team of Irwin Fairclough, Mike Sheridan and Geoff Anderson took the silver medal for the second year in succession.

Other team positions were : M40-49 (Jeff Bird, Martin Walker and Andrew Russell) 8th of 8; M50-59 (Wayne Lillis, Nige Popplewell and Andy Tuttle) 15th of 18  and F50-55 (Anne Stewart-Power, Jenny Eaton, Sue van Huyssteen) 5th of 9.

 

 

Anne, Jenny, Sue and Liz looking festive!

Liz Harkness completed her set of medals in the F65+ age-group finishing in 3rd place to follow up on last year’s win and her runner-up spot in 2016. Other top 10 finishers were: Anne Stewart-Power 5th F55; Irwin Fairclough 5th M60, Mike Sheridan 8th M65 and Jenny Eaton 10th F55.

Full results