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  • Results 2005

    Wendover Woods 5 mile Hill Race Race, 18th December 2005:

    A testing run in the Chiltern Hills with three demanding hill climbson the course. Cold but dry weather conditions and quite good underfoot. One hundred and eighty one runners competing in the event. Magnificent run by Piers V. who finished in 3rd place overall. Sarah Heath (36:57) won the veteran lady’s award and Claire B. ran really well to clock under forty minutes.

    Piers Vallance 31:44 3rd position overall.
    Jon Burgess 36:19 28th
    Gary Warland 36:51 31st
    Claire Bennett 38:08 42nd
    Gary Clench 39:29 54th
    Matt Lane 40:10 63rd
    Pete Chivers 42:49 98th
    Wendy Hunter 44:13 111th
    Nigel Lambert 46:08 126th
    Paul Bursnall 46:31 135th
    Nick Cherry 46:57 137th
    Deirdre Bursnall 56:46 173rd

    Andy Reading 10km, 11th December 2005:

    One of the races we help to organise with Bicester Athletic Club. Misty but dry. Flat, fast course but few scenic views due to the fog. Four hundred plus runners who started and finished at Bicester Sports Association Playing Fields at Chesterton. A big thanks to everyone who helped to organise the event.

    Andrew Beaumont 42:37 93rd position overall.
    Derek Styles 54:31 273rd
    Geoff Hanks 60:25 360th
    Tracey Carr 60:32 362nd

    Enslow Quarry, Bletchingdon (Oxford Mail League) Cross-Country Race, 4th December 2005:

    A difficult race technically, with heavy, muddy and boggy conditions and a twisty, undulating course including a number of short, sharp climbs. At least the weather was dry! Tina C. had one of her best runs of the season. Jon B. found the conditions to his liking as he was our best finisher in the men’s event ahead of Gary W. Welcome return for Vince D. to Club colours and good to see Brian P. taking part in his first cross-country of the season. Thanks to all who took part in such difficult conditions. The Ladies Race was 3.6 miles and the Men’s Race 5.6 miles ( They seemed much,much longer!!!! ). The Ladies’ Team finished 11th out of 32 teams in Division 2. The Men’s Team finished 4th out of 16 teams in Division 3.

    Tina Christie 31:45 42nd overall.
    Deirdre Bursnall 38:46 76th

    Jon Burgess 42:17 56th
    Gary Warland 42:57 70th
    Vince Davies 44:59 100th
    Matt Lane 47:54 130th
    Pete Chivers 52:11 159th
    Nigel Lambert 53:48 174th
    Paul Bursnall 55:22 182nd
    Brian Page 55:53 183rd

    Eynsham 10km Road Race, 27th November 2005:

    The final race in the Oxfordshire Road Race Grand Prix Series 2005.This race was the fourteenth round of the competition and attracted 524 runners. A flat, fast course around the streets of Eynsham in cool and cloudy conditions. Jenny P. was crowned Ladies Champion of the Series, retaining her title and finishing well clear of her nearest rivals. The Ladies Team achieved their best ever placing finishing an excellent second overall and the men a creditable fourth out of the twenty one Oxfordshire Clubs eligiable to compete. Piers V. had a fantastic run as did Claire B. Wendy H. took a minute off her p.b. The Ladies Team gained silver in the County Championship 10km event. Well done to all concerned.

    Piers Vallance 34.46 18th position overall.
    Claire Bennett 39:09 75th
    Jon Burgess 39:16 81st
    Jenny Pyper 40:00 90th
    Gary Clench 40:22 100th
    Andrew Whitehead 40:31 101st
    Matt Lane 40:44 104th
    Pete Chivers 42:10 142nd
    Alan Hine 42:26 149th
    Steve Howard 42:54 161st
    Wendy Hunter 45:58 p.b. 235th
    Tina Christie 46:55 270th
    Nigel Lambert 47:29 280th
    Nick Cherry 47:37 284th
    Ray Clench 65:06 505th

    Herbert’s Hole Challenge, 20th November 2005:

    Tough six mile plus event at Chesham in the Chilterns. Undulating course with some good climbs. Frozen underfoot but better weather than Bicester!!! Good runs from Jon B. and Gary W. whilst Matt L. enjoyed the return to his home town course. Competitive over 60′s race with Dave B. running well and Nigel L. falling twice with shoe lace problems! Men’s team finished fifth.

    Jon Burgess 44:50 29th position in men’s event
    Gary Warland 45:32 34th
    Matt Lane 47:57 61st
    Tom Digweed 51:46 106th
    Dave Basham 52:21 114th
    Nigel Lambert 56:56 160th
    Paul Bursnall 57:35 168th
    Deirdre Bursnall 67:25 57th in ladies’ event

    Cotswold Canter 10km 20th November 2005:

    Run to aid RNLI Charity our two representatives wish to keep their times secret to avoid giving a psychological advantage to seventy eight year old Ray Clench who they could meet in future events!!!!!

    Keith Jones – under 6 hours
    Geoff Hanks – under 5:59:59

    Ascott-under-Wychwood (Oxford Mail League) Cross-Country Race, 6th November 2005:

    What a day! Heavy rain, strong winds and mud! (Not to mention the water hazard.) Strangely enjoyable once you had excepted the fact that it wasn’t going to be at all easy! Plucky performances from all the athletes who turned up. Great Ladies team performance in the conditions with Liz D., Tina C., Wendy H. and Deirdre B. all running to the limit. Jon B. produced a strong run and Matt L. was delighted to finish so well up the field. Nigel L. out sprinted Ken V. at the finish in a titanic battle. Thanks to all who took part in such difficult conditions. The Ladies Race was 2.6 miles and the Men’s Race 5.4 miles ( They seemed longer!!!! ). The Ladies’ Team finished 5th out of 32 teams in Division 2. The Men’s Team finished 6th out of 19 teams in Division 3.

    Liz Dover 24:45 34th position overall.
    Tina Christie 25:05 41st
    Wendy Hunter 26:32 60th
    Deirdre Bursnall 32:06 105th

    Jon Burgess 38:09 56th
    Matt Lane 41:23 118th
    Pete Chivers 43:40 155th
    Tom Digweed 44:35 170th
    Nick Cherry 46:20 189th
    Nigel Lambert 48:16 206th
    Ken Varney 48:17 208th
    Paul Bursnall 49:38 218th

    Candleford Canter (Ladies Only) 10km Race, 30th October 2005:

    A good day for our athletes with loads of p.b. performances in some adverse conditions. This was a race our Club organised, thanks to all who helped or ran. Jenny P. proved a class apart winning by two and a half minutes. Great runs from Liz D., Wendy H. & Lucy T. who all got personal bests.Great atmosphere at the event and lots of positive comments from those competing. Good to see Dierdre B. & Hazel M. out running again. There were seventy finishers. Our ladies won the team prize! Well done to all concerned.

    Jenny Pyper 39:37 1st position overall
    Liz Dover 46:22 p.b. 5th
    Wendy Hunter 46:45 p.b. 10th
    Tina Christie 48:17 15th
    Lucy Tipper 53:23 p.b. 33rd
    Hazel Morrison 57:50 45th
    Dierdre Bursnall 57:50 46th
    Tracey Carr 61:58 57th

    Stroud Half Marathon Road Race, 23rd October 2005:

    Large event with over two and a half thousand runners. Pretty quick course if you are fit! Gently undulating and some class athletes taking part but generally a whole range of abilities. Great runs from Gary W. and Andrew W. who both broke their p.b. s by three and nine minutes respectively!

    Andi Hucker 1:27:01 144th position overall
    Gary Warland 1:31:14 p.b. 238th
    Andrew Whitehead 1:32:10 p.b. 259th
    Pete Chivers 1:39:01 476th

    Abingdon Marathon Road Race, 16th October 2005:

    Oxfordshire’s only marathon with over 680 competitors. Flat course and ideal conditions for the runners. Some fantastic performances by our runners with a number running to their limit to smash existing personal best performances. Jon B. took over ten minutes off his previous best to run under three hours for the first time and to win the veteran men’s over 50 years age category. Matt L. edged closer to three and half hours taking five minutes off his previous best. Wendy H. and Tom D. encouraged each other round with Wendy taking thirteen mintes off her best time and Tom completing his first marathon. Well done to all our runners!

    Jon B. 2:55:58 p.b. 32nd position overall. Winner of male veterans over 50 years age group.
    Garin Wilby 3:19:08 129th
    Matt Lane 3:34:59 p.b. 235th
    Wendy Hunter 3:48:53 p.b. 355th
    Tom Digweed 3:48:53 p.b. 354th
    Nick Cherry 3:59:51 435th
    Mike Barrett 5:17:34 657th

    Buckingham 6 mile Road Race, 16th October 2005:

    An undulating course into Stowe Park. Over two hundred competitors.

    Steve Howard 40:11 (?) 28th position overall.
    Paul Bursnall 49:29 104th
    Dierdre Bursnall 57:27 155th
    Claire Jones 58:31 163rd

    Blenheim Park 10 km Road Race, 16th October 2005:

    A large event run in picturesque Blenheim Park. An undulating course but worth the run for the scenery and views. Over six hundred and fifty completed the race. Seventy eight years old Ray C. met his match as he battled it out with a seventy five year old pretender from Wales!!!!! Our man proved a worthy winner!!!!!

    Colin Richardson 44:28 116th position overall.
    Mark Daly 45:26 141st
    Keith Jones 54:48 430th
    Laurie Stratford 55:57 453rd
    Ray Clench 65:22 593rd
    Geoff Hanks 66:34 611th

    Hanney 5 mile Road Race, 9th October 2005:

    A good day for our athletes with loads of p.b. performances and great conditions. There were 189 finishers. A flat, fast course. This race was the twelth round of the Oxfordshire Road Race Grand Prix Series 2005 and an Alchester Running Club Road Race Championship event. Another great result for Club ladies with Jenny P. winning the Ladies event, retaining her Senior Ladies County Championship title and gaining a p.b. by thirty seconds; Wendy H. who raced to third place in the Senior Ladies County Championship and gained well deserved p.b. by three minutes and Tina C. returning to something like her previous form, with all three combining to win the Ladies County Championship Team title. New p.b performances for Lucy T., Andi H., Garin W., Matt L., and Steve H. Well done to all concerned.

    Jenny Pyper 29:47p.b. 28th position overall.1st Lady. Oxfordshire Senior Ladies County Champion.
    Andi Hucker 30:40 p.b. 38th
    Garin Wilby 30:44 p.b. 40th
    Andrew Whitehead 31:04 p.b. 43rd
    Matt Lane 31:32 p.b.47th
    Pete Chivers 31:53 52nd
    Steve Howard 32:49 p.b.62nd
    Alan Hine 34:33 81st
    Nick Cherry 35:17 89th
    Wendy Hunter 35:58 p.b.99th
    Dave Basham 36:30 107th
    Ken Varney 37:58 122nd
    Tina Christie 38:09 123rd
    Lawrie Stratford 42:05 157th
    Keith Jones 42:10 159th
    Lucy Tipper 42:17 p.b. 161st
    Derek Styles 43:33 165th
    Ray Clench 48:52 175th
    Geoff Hanks 50:33 177th

    Cricklade Half Marathon, 2nd October 2005:

    Hilly course but good weather conditions. Bit disorganised in places.

    Nick Cherry 1:35:20

    Bristol Half Marathon, 2nd October 2005:

    Big city half marathon! Good conditions. Flat course but crowded at the start. Over eight thousand finishers. Great p.b. by Matt L. of four minutes and forty three seconds. Andi H. managed a half marathon only a week after the marathon!

    Andi Hucker 1:29:11 353rd position overall.
    Matt Lane 1:30:39 p.b. 433rd

    Berlin Marathon, 25thSeptember 2005:

    Flat, fast course. Plenty of crowd support. Good weather conditions. P.B. for Andi by 1 minute 29 seconds. Over twenty four thousand finishers.

    Andi Hucker 3:10:24 p.b. 1797th position overall.


    Oxford Airport 10km, 25th September 2005:

    A fantastic effort by Club athletes who easily made up the largest Club representation at the event with only a disappointing 83 finishers. A flat windy course making running conditions difficult for those competing. Many of our athletes turned out in varying degrees of fitness to represent the Club. A huge thanks to those who were able to take part. This race was the eleventh round of the Oxfordshire Road Race Grand Prix 2005 and an Alchester Running Club Road Race Championship event. Seventeen athletes represented the Club at the event. Great result for Club ladies with Jenny P. maintaining her challenge for County Grand Prix points winning the Ladies event and gaining a p.b., Wendy H. who raced to the limit for a well deserved p.b. and Tina C. returning to something like her previous form, with the three combining to win the Ladies Team race. Jon B. ran well and Andrew W. produced a strong run to improve his p.b. Well done to all concerned.

    Jenny Pyper 38:18 p.b. 8th position overall. 1st Lady.
    Jon Burgess 39:05 11th
    Andrew Whitehead 40:02 p.b. 17th
    Gary Warland 41:18 21st
    Pete Chivers 42:49 24th
    Nick Cherry 44:42 33rd
    Wendy Hunter 46:58 p.b.45th
    Tina Christie 48:05 50th
    Nigel Lambert 48:09 51st
    Ken Varney 49:54 56th
    Paul Bursnall 50:44 59th
    Lawrie Stratford 54:45 67th
    Derek Styles 55:20 69th
    Keith Jones 57:55 75th
    Tracy Carr 62:07 81st
    Ray Clench 62:51 82nd
    Geoff Hanks 65:27 83rd

    Great North Run, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 18thSeptember 2005:

    Biggest city half marathon! Warm running conditions over an undulation course and crowded! Over thirty five thousand finishers.

    Kirsty Hawker 2:26:27
    Paul Jakuwski 2:35:33

    Blenheim 10 km,18thSeptember 2005:

    Same course as Woodstock 12 mile race but single lap plus run around the lake.

    Nick Cherry 42:32

    Woodstock 12 mile Road Race, 17th September 2005:

    This race was the tenth round of the Oxfordshire Road Race Grand Prix 2005 and an Alchester Running Club Road Race Championship event. Eighteen athletes represented the Club at the race. The three lap course was undulating with some testing climbs. Weather conditions were warm but windy making fast times difficult. Another good result for Jenny P. finishing as the lady winner of the race despite a Paula pitstop! Jon B. found the course to his liking finishing as third vet man over 50 years. Well done to all concerned. There were 257 finishers at the event.

    Jon Burgess 1:17:08 24th position overall. 3rd vet man over 50 years.
    Jenny Pyper 1:18:45 30th 1st LadyGary
    Gary Clench 1:19:07 32nd
    Pete Chivers 1:24:27 65th
    Garin Wilby 1:24:41 67th
    Gary Warland 1:25:07 72nd
    Matt Lane 1:25:09 73rd
    Andrew Whitehead 1:31:34 111th
    Andrew Beaumont 1:32:22 118th
    Alan Hine 1:33:19 123rd
    Tom Digweed 1:33:57 127th
    Nick Cherry 1:36:15 141st
    Wendy Hunter 1:36:16 142nd
    Nigel Lambert 1:36:55 151st
    Tina Christie 1:40:21 169th
    Ken Varney 1:46:35 197th
    Paul Bursnall 1:54:11 221st
    Lawrie Stratford 2:00:24 243rd

    Witney 10 mile Road Race, 11th September 2005:

    This race was the ninth round of the Oxfordshire Road Race Grand Prix 2005 and an Alchester Running Club Road Race Championship event. Thirteen athletes represented the Club at the race. The course was undulating ( a kind way to describe it! ). The weather was cool, damp and cloudy. Jenny P. won the the ladies race in an incredible 63:56 which made her Oxfordshire County Senior Ladies Champion and gave her a p.b. by nearly a minute and a half. Nigel L. was second male vet over 60 years in the County Championships. Jon B. and Gary C. both picked up bronze County Championship medals at the event. The men’s team ( Jon B., Gary C., Pete C. & Andrew W. ) secured a silver medal in the Championship. ( Bit of a surprise! ) Matt L. produced another strong run and Wendy H. and Tom D. achieved personal bests. Well done to all concerned. There were 180 finishers at the event.

    Jenny Pyper 63:56 p.b. 17th position overall. 1st Lady/ Oxfordshire County Championship Senior Lady’s Champion.
    Jon Burgess 64:14 p.b. 18th. 3rd male veteran over 50 years age category in Oxfordshire County Championship.
    Gary Clench 65:00 22nd 3rd male veteran over 40 years age category in Oxfordshire Championships.
    Matt Lane 68:13 44th
    Pete Chivers 69:01 51st
    Andrew Whitehead 70:59 65th
    Mark Daly 73:05 70th
    Tom Digweed 76:18 p.b. 86th
    Wendy Hunter 79:10 p.b. 110th
    Nigel Lambert 81:46 127th 2nd male veteran over 60 years age category in Oxfordshire Championships.
    Tina Christie 82:35 131st
    Paul Bursnall 90:49 156th
    Lawrie Stratford 99:13 174th


    Robin Hood Half Marathon, Nottingham, 11thSeptember 2005:

    Big city half marathon! Good running conditions but crowded! Over eight thousand finishers.

    Chris Colclough 1:51:50 2068th position overall.
    Edwina Colclough 2:04:20 3731st


    Headington 10km Road Race, 4th September 2005:

    The first running of this event. This race was the eighth round of the Oxfordshire Road Race Grand Prix 2005 and an Alchester Running Club Road Race Championship event. Seventeen athletes represented the Club at the race. The course was flat but warm weather conditions made fast times difficult. Another good result for Club ladies with Jenny P. maintaining her challenge for County Grand Prix points finishing as third lady but first Oxfordshire woman home. Nigel L. was second male vet over 60 years. The ladies secured second place to Headington in the team event. Well done Jenny, Annette and Wendy! Jon B., Gary C. and Matt L. produced strong runs and Andrew W. achieved a personal best. Well done to all concerned. There were 286 finishers at the event.

    Jon Burgess 38:42 33rd position overall.
    Gary Clench 38:50 34th
    Jenny Pyper 39:17 40th 3rd Lady
    Matt Lane 40:38 54th
    Andi Hucker 40:43 56th
    Andrew Whitehead 40:46 57th p.b.
    Pete Chivers 41:21 61st
    Andrew Beaumont 42:16 71st
    Annette Bruce 42:21 73rd
    Nick Cherry 46:16 110th
    Nigel Lambert 47:09 121st 2nd vet man over 60
    Wendy Hunter 47:49 134th
    Ken Varney 51:58 185th
    Derek Styles 56:26 224th
    Keith Jones 64:00 271st
    Ray Clench 65:19 274th
    Geoff Hanks 77:31 285th

    Oxford Mota-vation 4 mile Road Race, 1st September 2005:

    This race was the final round in the Kidlington Running Club Mota-vation Series. Warm and calm conditions and a flat course made this a great training run. A smaller turn out of Club members than usual contested a competitive event. Jon B. ran a competitive race and maintained his excellent recent form. Nigel L. attained third place in the men’s over 60′s veteran category for the series. Some 263 runners completed the race.

    Jon Burgess 24:07 50th position overall.
    Gary Warland 24:19 53rd
    Gary Clench 24:46 64th
    Andrew Whitehead 25:11 74th
    Pete Chivers 25:32 85th
    Annette Bruce 26:14 105th
    Steve Howard 27:24 126th
    Nick Cherry 27:28 127th
    Tom Digweed 27:55 135th
    Jo Parkinson 29:13 161st
    Nigel Lambert 29:15 162nd
    Tina Christie 30:02 171st
    Ken Varney 30:33 179th


    Bushy Park 5km Multi-terrain Race, 29th August 2005:

    Multi-terrain event over a flat parkland course. Weather conditions were warm.

    Gary Mc Cready 19:12 p.b.

    Frank Duffy 10 mile Road Race’ Dublin , 20th August 2005:

    Inspired running by those competing in the Club visit to the Irish capital. Persnal bests for Jenny P., Andrew W. and Tina C. Weather conditions warm and an undulating two lap course around scenic Phoenix Park in the centre of the city. One thousand seven hundred and fifteen competitors completed this high profile race.

    Jenny Pyper 65:19 p.b. 129th position overall. 8th Lady.
    Andrew Whitehead 70:49 p.b. 277th
    Tina Christie 79:19 p.b. 611th
    Keith Jones 94:16 1280th
    Andy Roberts 100:22 1472nd
    MBrace Runner’s Quest 13.5 mile Multi-terrain Race, 20th August 2005:

    Multi-terrain event over a flat parkland course. Weather conditions were warm. Six laps over a flat Hackney Marshes course on trail, cycle and canal paths.

    Mat Lane 1:36:18


    Bearbrook 10km Road Race, 14th August 2005:

    This race was run over an undulating course in the Chilterns from Weston Turville . Weather conditions were good and 435 runners completed the course.

    Andrew Beaumont 40:48 63rd position overall
    Lawrie Stratford 53:56 305th
    Keith Jones 56:04 341st
    Geoff Hanks 68:22 429th
    Hook Norton 6 mile Road Race, 7th August 2005:

    A fantastic effort by Club athletes who raced in hot conditions and over a hilly course. Many turned out in varying degrees of fitness to represent the Club. A huge thanks to those who were able to take part. This race was the seventh round of the Oxfordshire Road Race Grand Prix 2005 and an Alchester Running Club Road Race Championship event. Twenty five athletes represented the Club at the event. Great to see so many Club members competing making the Club Championship interesting reading and quite competitive! Great result for Club ladies with Jenny P. maintaining her challenge for County Grand Prix points and Annette B., who raced to the limit, with excellent back up from the other ladies taking part. The ladies secured second place to Banbury in the team event. Gary C. and Gary W. produced strong runs. Well done to all concerned. There were 260 finishers at the event.

    Gary Clench 37:27 23rd position overall.
    Gary Warland 38:01 25th
    Andi Hucker 38:44 38th
    Garin Wilby 38:57 42nd
    Pete Chivers 39:13 46th
    Andrew Whitehead 39:14 47th
    Jenny Pyper 39:23 51st Second Senior Lady
    Matt Lane 39:56 57th
    Andrew Beaumont 40:39 71st
    Annette Bruce 42:04 83rd
    Colin Richardson 42:04 84th
    Alan Hine 42:52 95th
    Tom Digweed 43:11 99th
    Nick Cherry 44:00 106th
    Steve Howard 44:04 107th
    Allan Parker 44:39 113th
    Nigel Lambert 45:44 126th
    Tina Christie 46:55 140th
    Wendy Hunter 46:59 141st
    Ken Varney 48:25 157th
    Paul Bursnall 50:08 181st
    Kate Watkinson 51:02 188th
    Lucy Tipper 52:29 196th
    Keith Jones 52:30 197th
    Lawrie Stratford 53:07 202nd
    Geoff Hanks 65:05 256th

    Chipping Norton 4.25 mile Road Race, 4th August 2005:

    This race was the fourth round in the Kidlington Running Club Mota-vation Series. Cool and overcast conditions and an undulating course made this a hard run. A smaller turn out of Club members than usual contested a competitive event. Jon B. ran a brave race and maintained his excellent recent form. Mike B.’s first run for the Club. Some 242 runners completed the race.

    Jon Burgess 25:03 39th position overall.
    Gary Clench 25:35 50th
    Gary Warland 25:49 54th
    Andi Hucker 26:32 72nd
    Pete Chivers 26:42 78th
    Andrew Whitehead 26:58 86th
    Nick Cherry 29:08 125th
    Tom Digweed 29:16 127th
    Tina Christie 30:38 149th
    Nigel Lambert 30:44 150th
    Ken Varney 32:34 172nd
    Mike Barrett 37:34 218th
    Waddesdon Manor 5km Road Race, 20th July 2005:

    This race was run in the picturesque grounds of Waddesdon Manor. Cool conditions and a hilly out and back course. Excellent run from Piers V. to finish in seventh position and Claire B. who was overtaken in the home straight but finished as second lady. Personal best performces from a number of our runners. Congratulations to Kirstie F. and Colin R. who ran their first races for the Club.Well done to all concerned. There were 282 finishers at the event.

    Piers Vallance 16:49 7th position overall.
    Gary Warland 18:35 30th p.b.
    Gary Clench 18:38 31st
    Phil Tofield 18:47 33rd
    Claire Bennett 19:16 45th Second lady overall
    Alun Peach 19:36 49th
    Andrew Whitehead 19:52 60th p.b.
    Pete Chivers 20:03 64th
    Matt Lane 20:19 68th
    Alan Hine 20:50 87th
    Colin Richardson 21:17 97th
    Tom Digweed 21:55 107th
    Liz Dover 22:46 124th p.b.
    Nigel Lambert 23:06 132nd
    Laura Graney 23:28 137th
    Ken Varney 24:01 153rd
    Paul Bursnall 24:40 164th
    Kirstie Fieldhouse 31:07 231st p.b.
    Ray Clench 32:00 241st
    Bushy Park 5km Multi-terrain Race, 17th July 2005:

    Multi-terrain event over a flat parkland course. Weather conditions were warm. Gary M. failed to catch Sonia O’Sullivan who used the event as a training run and completed the distance in 16 minutes!

    Gary McCready 20:26 21st


    Hornton 6 mile Road Race, 16th July 2005:

    This race was the sixth round in the Alchester Road Race Club Championship 2005 and an Oxfordshire Road Race Grand Prix event. A smaller turn out of Club members than usual contested a hilly course in very warm weather conditions. Jenny P. ran a brave race to win the ladies race despite a fall across theline. Tina C. won the 2nd Senior Ladies award and went home to build a trophy cabinet. Wendy H. completed the ladies team who also scooped the Ist Ladies Team Award. Jon B. produced another excellent run to secure 2nd Vet Man over 50 years award. Andrew W. had a tremendous run to continue his improved form. Some 140 runners completed the race.

    Jon Burgess 37:36 11th position overall. 2nd Vet Man over 50 years.
    Gary Clench 38:44 17th
    Garin Wilby 39:41 31st
    Andi Hucker 39:44 32nd
    Jenny Pyper 40:03 35th 1st Senior Lady. Ladies race winner!
    Andrew Whitehead 40:15 38th
    Pete Chivers 40:55 46th
    Matt Lane 43:15 60th
    Nigel Lambert 47:26 80th
    Tina Christie 47:54 88th 3rd Senior Lady.
    Ken Varney 48:36 93rd
    Wendy Hunter 48:38 94th
    Paul Bursnall 53:02 113th
    Derek Styles 58:54 131st
    Ray Clench 64:29 137th

    Yarnton 5 mile Road Race, 9th July 2005:

    Pleasant low key event over an gently undulating course. Weather conditions were warm.

    Dave Bannon 32:38
    Angela Mills 35:50
    Nigel Lambert 37:00
    Tina Christie 38:44
    Paul Bursnall 42:22


    Combe 3.9 mile Road Race, 7th July 2005:

    This race was the third round in the Kidlington Running Club Mota-vation Series 2005. An undulating course run in cool and cloudy weather conditions. Jon B. produced another excellent run with Gary W. continuing his consistent form. Some 253 runers contested the event.

    Jon Burgess 22:57. 40th position overall
    Gary Warland 23:57 58th
    Dave Bannon 24:45 76th
    Pete Chivers 24:48 77th
    Andrew Whitehead 25:34 97th
    Nick Cherry 27:07 130th
    Angela Mills 27:31 138th
    Jo Parkinson 36:44 p.b. 214th
    Tina Christie 28:30 153rd
    Lawrie Stratford 32:24 202nd

    Milton Keynes 10km Road Race, 5th July 2005:

    This race was the final round in the East Midlands Grand Prix Series 2005. A good quality field run around the redways and tracks of Milton Keynes.

    Phil Tofield 39:12 73rd position overall
    Claire Bennett 39:12 74th
    Thame 10km Road Race, 26th June 2005:

    This race was the fifth round of the Oxfordshire Road Race Grand Prix 2005 and an Alchester Running Club Road Race Championship event. A record of thirty six athletes represented the Club at the event. Great to see so many Club members competing and it begins to make the Club Championship interesting reading and quite competitive! Good weather conditions and a slightly undulating course. Great result for Club ladies with Jenny P. returning to form to win a titanic tussle with Claire B. and both to secure first and second places in the women’s race!!! Angela M. got a p.b. to add valuable support in the ladies team event. Gary C. and Jon B. produced strong runs and many personal bests for the distance by others competing.The Ladies team were provisionally ranked first in the Grand Prix Championship ahead of Headington and Witney and second in the open race where there was a different scoring method. The men’s team also scored their best points total of the competition.Well done to all concerned. There were 754 finishers at the event.

    Gary Clench 37:38 30th position overall.
    Jon Burgess 37:49 35th p.b.
    Jenny Pyper 39:04 49th First lady overall.
    Gary Warland 39:12 51st
    Phil Tofield 39:17 52nd
    Dave Bannon 39:24 53rd
    Andi Hucker 39:30 57th
    Claire Bennett 39:36 59th Second lady overall
    Pete Chivers 39:49
    Nigel Trinder 40:38 80th
    Andrew Beaumont 40:51 93rd
    Matt Lane 41:18 106th
    Andrew Whitehead 41:20 107th p.b.
    Allan Parker 43:07 150th
    Ian Hunter 44:41 193rd
    Tom Digweed 44:43 198th p.b.
    Angela Mills 45:06 214th p.b.
    Nick Cherry 45:16 218th
    Tina Christie 45:40 235th
    Liz Dover 47:03 283rd p.b.
    Nigel Lambert 47:09 289th
    Mark Sandford 49:00 335th
    Ken Varney 49:38 358th
    Wendy Hunter 50:33 391st
    Chris Colclough 50:38 394th p.b.
    Lawrie Stratford 53:04 466th
    Chris Edge 53:07 469th p.b.
    Derek Styles 53:22 475th
    Lucy Tipper 53:27 480th p.b.
    Kirsty Hawker 57:04 579th p.b.
    Edwina Colclough 57:12 586th p.b.
    Paul Jakubowski 57:12 587th p.b.
    Claire Jones 59:31 642nd p.b.
    Tracey Carr 60:14 661st p.b.
    Ray Clench 63:25 693rd
    Geoff Hanks 64:07 696th

    Banbury 5 mile Road Race, 26th June 2005:

    This race was the fourth round in the Alchester Road Race Club Championship 2005. Another encouraging turn out of Club members who contested an undulating course in good weather conditions. Jon B. produced another excellent run to pip Gary C. at the finish. Good contest between first eight Alchester men home who all finished within two minutes of each other. Ray C. was inspired again as he finished strongly with a sprint and under 50 minutes!!! Alchester ladies produced another good team performance to finish as third team whilst the men finished sixth. A number of personal bests on a difficult course. Some 379 runners completed the race.

    Jon Burgess 30:07 p.b. 37th position overall
    Gary Clench 30:17 42nd
    Gary Warland 31:15 65th
    Andi Hucker 31:15 67th
    Phil Smithson 31:21 71st
    Garin Wilby 31:39 82nd
    Pete Chivers 31:56 92nd
    Nigel Trinder 32:12 100th
    Annette Bruce 32:31 p.b. 111th 4th senior lady
    Andrew Whitehead 32:53 p.b. 122nd
    Steve Howard 29:38 142nd
    Allan Parker 34:34 160th
    Nick Cherry 34:36 163rd
    Martin Winstone 36:39 p.b. 211th
    Jo Parkinson 36:44 p.b. 214th
    Wendy Hunter 38:49 p.b. 261st
    Derek Styles 41:23 315th
    Lawrie Stratford 42:18 324th
    Lucy Tipper 43:03 p.b. 336th
    Chris Edge 43:08 p.b. 337th
    Ray Clench 49:21 373rd
    Poole Festival of Running 10km, 5th June 2005:

    A relatively flat and fast course by the seaside. Large entry of nine hundred runners. James M. unlucky to miss breaking the forty minute barrier. Great effort though!

    James McBain 40:01 p.b. 110th position overall.


    Otmoor Challenge Half Marathon Multi-terrain Race, 4th June 2005
    :
    This race was the final round in the Club’s Multi-terrain Championship 2004-2005. Cool and windy conditions with a difficult running surface in places didn’t help times! Strong run from Gary C. who finished as the first Alchester runner home. Personal bests for the distance from Jo P. and Martin W. Good to see Daniel R., Brian P. and Steve M. making a return to the racing scene. Run of the day from Ray C. at 78 years. Where were you youngsters? There were 320 runners who completed the course.

    Gary Clench 1.27.57 25th position overall
    Andi Hucker 1.31.57 40th
    Pete Chivers 1.32.02 41st
    Andrew Beaumont 1.36.09 59th
    Nigel Trinder 1.36.12.60th
    Daniel Rea 1.38.50 81st
    Andrew Whitehead 1.41.58 100th
    Jo Parkinson 1.44.18 123rd p.b.
    Martin Winstone 1.46.23 135th p.b.
    Nick Cherry 1.46.28 137th
    Nigel Lambert 1.48.36 152nd
    Dave Basham 1.50.39 163rd
    Steve Mayes 1.59.19 163rd
    Brian Page 2:01:35 238th
    Paul Bursnall 2.02.49 240th
    Mark Sandford 2.06.08 250th
    Lawrie Stratford 2.08.38 268th
    Ray Clench 2.39.56 311th


    Bletchingdon 4.25 mile Road Race, 2nd June 2005:

    This race was the second round of the popular Kidlington Running Club Mota-vation Summer Race Series. Another fantastic turnout by the Club athletes who contested the event. Fast pace on a hilly course but good weather conditions. Great run from Claire B. who finished as the first senior lady and the second lady overall and strong runs from Jon B., Gary C. and a fast improving Annette B. Second/Third place finish for our Ladies Team. Well done all concerned. There were 272 runners who completed the course.

    Jon Burgess 25:26 38th position overall
    Gary Clench 25:43 42nd
    Gary Warland 26:15 54th
    Dave Bannon 26:18 55th
    Claire Bennett 26:21 58th 1st Senior Lady/2nd Lady overall.
    Garin Wilby 26:22 59th
    Andi Hucker 26:32 67th
    Nigel Trinder 26:45 72nd
    Annette Bruce 26:48 76th
    Pete Chivers 26:57 81st
    Gary McCready 27:42 99th
    Andrew Whitehead 27:46 101st
    Steve Howard 29:38 142nd
    Nick Cherry 29:43 144th
    Jo Parkinson 30:16 155th
    Tom Digweed 30:33 158th
    Darren Davis 30:44 160th
    Angela Mills 30:45 161st
    Dave Basham 31:10 165th
    Nigel Lambert 31:37 172nd
    Ken Varney 33:03 191st
    Mark Sandford 33:17 193rd
    Lawrie Stratford 36:25 234th
    Patrick Taylor 43:05 262nd


    Charndon 5 km Road Race, 24th May 2005:

    This race was the fourth round of the Oxfordshire Road Race Grand Prix 2005 and the Alchester Running Club organisational contribution to the Series. A record entry of over two hundred and forty runners with 209 finishers. The race was run in excellent conditions and some fast time recorded. Many personal bests for Club members. Full results on the Home Page of this web site. Thanks to all concerned in the organisation of the event. Well done to all concerned! The Ladies team were 2nd in the Grand Prix Championship just behind Headington. Well done Jenny P., Annette B. and Claire B.

    Jon Burgess 18:05 32nd position overall p.b.
    Andi Hucker 18:47 49th p.b.
    Phil Smithson 18:50 52nd p.b.?
    Claire Bennett 18:53 53rd
    Phil Tofield 18:53 54th
    Garin Wilby 19:00 59th p.b. ?
    Jenny Pyper 19:21 71st
    Annette Bruce 19:30 74th p.b.
    Alan Hine 20:06 88th
    Allan Parker 21:07 110th
    Tom Digweed 21:48 125th p.b.
    Gary Warland 22:19 136th
    Laura Graney 23:17 142nd p.b.?
    Paul Bursnall 24:30 161st
    Claire Jones 28:41 190th
    Tracey Carr 29:20 194th p.b.
    Ray Clench 30:31 197th p.b.


    Waddesdon 5 km ‘Race for Life’, 22nd May 2005:

    An undulating/hilly course around Waddesdon Manor with a serious hill on the course! Claire’s first run for the Club. Already an improvement and only a member for a few weeks!

    Claire Jones 28:07 p.b.


    Town & Gown 10 km Road Race, 15th May 2005:

    A massive contribution by Club members for race organisation by marshalling and responsibilities in the start and finish areas. Thanks to all concerned. Personal best performance from Annette B who took thirty four seconds off her previous best. Season’s bests from many of our other members in ideal conditions and run over fast, flat course. Over three thousand runners took part:

    Andi Hucker 39:17 119th position overall
    Nigel Trinder 40:09 143rd
    Andrew Beaumont 40:10 144th
    Annette Bruce 40:23 p.b. 155th
    Alan Hine 42:31 275th
    Nigel Lambert 46:34 672nd
    Lawrie Stratford 53:12 1550th
    Ray Clench 62:08 2431st

    Cholsey Chase 8 mile multi terrain Race, 8th May 2005:

    An undulating/hilly course up to the Berkshire Downs. Roads, paths and tracks. Quite a low key event. About 120 compeitors. Great run from Nigel T. There were 124 competitors. Provisional results as follows:

    Gary Clench 51:24 9th position overall
    Gary Warland 53:44 16th
    Nigel Trinder 54:08 19th
    Pete Chivers 54:29 21st
    Nick Cherry 59:18 43rd
    Nigel Lambert 63:12 68th
    Andy Roberts 71:33 100th

    Charlton-on-Otmoor 4.1 mile Road Race, 5th May 2005:

    This race was the third round of the Oxfordshire Road Race Grand Prix 2005 and an Alchester Running Club Road Race Championship event. A Club record of thirty of our athletes contested the event. Great to see so many Club members competing! Can we get upto 50 before the end of the year? Fast, flat course with good weather conditions. Well done to all concerned! Gary C. and Jon B. produced strong runs and loads of personal bests for the distance.The Ladies team were 3rd in the Grand Prix Championship just behind Headington and Witney. Well done Jenny P., Annette B. and Angela Mills. There were 305 finishers at the event.

    Gary Clench 24:15 42nd position overall
    Jon Burgess 24:25 48th
    Dave Bannon 24:57 65th
    Gary Warland 24:58 66th
    James McBain 25:02 70th
    Garin Wilby 25:03 71st
    Phil Smithson 25:13 75th
    Pete Chivers 25:42 91st
    Jenny Pyper 25:48 96th
    Annette Bruce 25:59 100th
    Nigel Trinder 26:05 101st
    Gary McCready 26:31 110th
    Andrew Whitehead 27:10 125th
    Steve Howard 27:28 133rd
    Allan Parker 27:40 142nd
    Angela Mills 29:02 161st
    Tom Digweed 29:36 170th
    Liz Dover 29:38 172nd
    Tina Christie 29:47 178th
    Nigel Lambert 29:53 180th
    Wendy Hunter 30:28 187th
    Mark Sandford 30;40 193rd
    Chris Edge 32:10 227th
    Paul Bursnall 33:30 250th
    Lucy Tipper 33:35 251st
    Derek Styles 33:58 254th
    Hazel Morrison 34:13 261st
    Andy Roberts 34:16 262nd
    Ray Clench 40:37 293rd
    Keith Jones 41:05 294th
    Silverstone 10km, 3rd May 2005:

    A chance to experience the thrills and spills of the Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit. Cool and calm conditions but wet underfoot for the 1030 competitors. Some good runs by Club members. Not as flat as it looks on TV! Great to see Derek S. and Tracey C. out competing

    Garin Wilby 39:20 146th position overall
    Andrew Whitehead 42:31 271st
    Nick Cherry 43:32 330th
    Paul Bursnall 51:25 755th
    Derek Styles 53:30 836th
    Tracey Carr 60:27 983rd

    Henley 5.2 Fun Run, 2nd May 2005:

    A fun event by the Thames. Nice way to relax!

    Keith Jones 53:00


    Great Weston 5 mile Multi-terrain Race, 2nd May 2005:

    An undulating course and rural course with perfect sunny, warm weather. Four Alchester runners in the top twenty overall. Gary C. hit form with a superb run but dad, Ray C. stole the honours having missed the start by three minutes and still managing to overtake many younger competitors! Not bad for the seventy plus year olds! Well done Ray!! James Percival finished second overall in a time of 29:49.There were 275 competitors.

    Gary Clench 30:57 6th position overall
    Jon Burgess 31:53 p.b. 11th
    Gary Warland 32:29 14th

    Pete Chivers 33:10 19th
    Andrew Beaumont 33:46 22nd
    Nigel Trinder 33:59 24th
    Matt Lane 34:51 39th
    Andrew Whitehead 34:57 42nd
    Steve Howard 35:26 48th
    Nick Cherry 36:34 64th
    Tina Christie 38:16 82nd
    Nigel Lambert 38:49 92nd
    Andy Roberts 45:56 189th
    Ray Clench 54:07 250th

    Charlbury 10km, 30th April 2005:

    A multi-terrain event over an undulating course with mud and rutted tracks!

    Phil Smithson 45:28

    Battersea Park 10km, 27th April 2005:

    A flat, fast course in the heart of the Capital. Nigel L. was able to tear himself away from the pressures of the office after six weeks struggling to cope with a viral infection to compete in the Civil Service 10km Championships! Good to see you back Nigel.

    Nigel Lambert 46:33


    London Marathon, 17th April 2005:

    Thirteen of our Club athletes finally made it to the start line for one of the running highlights of the year! Jenny P. rubbed shoulders with the women’s elite in at the England women’s Marathon Championship start but didn’t quite have the confidence to keep pace with Paula R.!! Sunny day and many complained of the heat affecting their performance. Marathon debuts for James M., Liz D., Wendy H., Lucy T., and Chris E. Well done to all those who took part. Marathon running isn’t easy!!!! Over 35000 competitors took part. Many of our runners represented charities for the event.

    Jenny Pyper 3:05:17 1479th position overall
    James McBain 3:25:03 p.b. 3506th
    Garin Wilby 3:32:18 4695th
    Pete Dunn 3:37:57 5543rd
    Matt Lane 3:51:14 8216th
    Adam Kingdon 3:51:20 8239
    Nick Cherry 3:54:05 8892nd
    Liz Dover 3:54:50 p.b. 9094th
    Wendy Hunter 4:01:14 p.b. 10890th
    Ken Varney 4:42:25 21601st
    Lucy Tipper 4:52:03 p.b. 23830th
    Chris Edge 4:55:42 p.b. 24699th
    Dierdre Bursnall 6:04:26 33107th

    Rotterdam Marathon, 10th April 2005:

    A flat, fast course and cool weather conditions with showers ensured good performances from those competing. Dave B.took twenty seven minutes off his personal best performance. Angela M. ran her first marathon and Dave B. broke the four hour barrier despite interrupted training schedules. Over nine thousand competitors.

    Dave Bannon 3:13:42 p.b. 1227th position overall
    Angela Mills 3:47:05 p.b. 3855th
    Dave Basham 3:47:52 3877th
    Benson 10km Road Race , 10th April 2005:

    Sunny intervals and a flatish course encouraged four hundred runners to fast times. Annette B. race to a personal best performance by twenty seven seconds. Well done!

    Annette Bruce 41:06 p.b. 41st position overall


    White Horse Half Marathon, 3rd April 2005:

    This race was the second round of the Oxfordshire Road Race Grand Prix 2005 and an Alchester Running Club Road Race Championship event. Twenty four of our athletes contested the event. Must be a record turn out for a half marathon event for us. Fast, flat course with good weather conditions. Well done to all concerned! Jenny P. crowned as Lady’s Senior County Champion 2005 thus retaining her 2004 title. Also Veteran County Men’s Over 50 silver medal to Jon B. and bronze medal to Gary C. in the Men’s Over 40 age group.The Ladies team were 2nd in the County Championship just behind White Horse Harriers. Well done Jenny P., Tina C. and Wendy H. There were 381 finishers at the event.

    Jon Burgess 86:26 p.b. 28th position. 3rd Vet Man Over 50. 2nd Vet Man Over 50 Oxon County Champs
    Gary Clench 86:29 30th 3rd Vet Man Over 40 Oxon County Champs
    Garin Wilby 87:04 p.b.
    Jenny Pyper 87:51 1st senior Lady and Female Winner overall. 1st Senior Lady Oxon County Champs.
    Pete Chivers 89:12 50th
    James McBain 90:49 p.b. 62nd
    Gary Warland 92:05 p.b.74th
    Nigel Trinder 93:36 p.b.83rd
    Steve Howard 95:44 97th
    Pete Dunn 97:00 109th
    Andrew Beaumont 97:02 110th
    Matt Lane 101:29 160th
    Dave Basham 102:03 169th
    Tina Christie 103:21 181st
    Nick Cherry 104:09 187th
    Tom Digweed 104:17 p.b. 190th
    Nigel Lambert 106:02 211th
    Wendy Hunter 107:44 224th
    Ken Varney 109:57 239th
    Laura Graney 110:36 245th
    Mark Sandford 113:48 p.b. 269th
    Lawrie Stratford 119:59 305th
    Keith Jones 120:55 312th
    Paul Bursnall 121:34 315th


    Maidenhead Easter 10 mile Road Race, 25th March 2005:

    A flat, fast course and good weather conditions ensured strong performances from those competing. Pete C. led home the Alchester runners in his best time for the distance in five years. Nick C. equalled his p.b. and new personal bests for Andrew W. by 6 minutes and Mark S. by 7 minutes. Nearly a thousand runners took part in the event.

    Pete Chivers 1:06:48 130th position overall.
    Nick Cherry 1:13:25 308th
    Andrew Whitehead 1:13:50 325th p.b.
    Mark Sandford 1:21:07 512th p.b.
    Lawrie Stratford 1:29:41 726th

    Oakley 20 mile Road Race, 20th March 2005:

    Cool blustery conditions and an undulating course. Personal best for Wendy H.! About 600 runners took part.

    Nick Cherry 2:44:11 197th position
    Wendy Hunter 2:56:23 p.b. 302nd

    Milton Keynes Half Marathon Race, 20th March 2005:

    Cool conditions were ideal for those taking part. Good runs from Tina C. and Lucy T. who both achieved personal best performances. Nearly 1200 competitors finished the event.

    Tina Christie 1:39:23 p.b. 279th position overall.
    Deirdre Bursnall 2:03:02 852nd
    Paul Bursnall 2:03:07 855th
    Lucy Tipper 2:04:01 p.b. 883rd

    Jon Burgess 1:42:21 39th position overall
    Garin Wilby 1:42:51 41st
    Jenny Pyper 1:44:00 51st 4th lady overall
    Pete Chivers 1:45:28 61st
    Andi Hucker 1:48:48 79th
    Nigel Trinder 1:51:08 91st
    Steve Howard 1:52:12 97th
    Adam Kingdon 1:56:27 128th
    Nick Cherry 1:56:45 132nd
    Andrew Beaumont 1:59:38 152nd
    Dave Basham 2:00:35 164th
    Pete Dunn 2:03:55 185th
    Nigel Lambert 2:03:55 192nd
    Liz Dover 2.04 33 193rd
    John Oley 2.10.50 242nd
    Ken Varney 2.11.05 245th
    Andrew Whitehead 2.16.02 274
    Paul Bursnall 2.26.42 & Deirdre Bursnall 2:31:24

    Silverstone Half Marathon, 13th March 2005:

    Cool blustery conditions but still eight and a half thousand competitors attracted to the race around Motor Race Circuit. Impressive personal best performances from Annette B. making her half marathon debut and Wendy H. who knocked twelve minutes off her previous best mark. Well done ladies!

    Annette Bruce 1:33:41 p.b. 436th position overall
    Wendy Hunter 1:45:49 p.b. 1478th

    Gloucester 20 mile Road Race, 6th March 2005:

    Good pre London Marathon test. Cold, sunny and dry conditions. Slightly undulating course. Matt L. continues with rich vein of form. breaking his p.b. by over ten minutes! Strong run from Nigel L. 476 runners completed the race.

    Matt Lane 2:34:54 198th position p.b.
    Nigel Lambert 2:53:26 336th

    Oxford Mail Cross-Country, 6th March 2005:

    Brian P. and Gary W. were our only representatives at the event. Tough 8km course with hills over Shotover. Well done Brian and Gary for competing!

    Gary Warland 45:43 96th position and Brian Page 57:01 171st position

    Terminator 10 mile multi-terrain Race, 27th February 2005:

    A really tough race for the mult-terrain enthusiasts! Eleven miles (They lied about the distance!) of tow path, wet fields, steep hill climbs and a river crossing. Not for the faint hearted. Very cold and snowy conditions. Well done Tom D. running his first race in Club colours and Matt L. who knocked four minutes off his p.b. for the course. 715 runners took part.

    Matt Lane 1:33:14 138th position
    Tom Digweed 1:52:08 440th

    Wellingborough Multi-Terrain Series, 20th February 2005:

    Cold wintery conditions with the odd flurry of snow! Undulating course with short, sharp hills and muddy conditions. Piers V. maintained current good form with an excellent second place finish overall in the 15km race. Claire B. had a good run finishing second in the Ladies 10km Race

    Piers Vallance 54:19 Second place overall in 15km race.
    Gary Clench 60:28 7th
    Pete Chivers 66:37 18th
    Matt Lane 66:54 19th

    Claire Bennett 40:40 Second lady in the 10km race.

    Bramley 20 mile Road Race, 20th February 2005:

    A two lap undulating course set on the Hampshire and Berkshire borders. Both athletes achieved p.b.s and great prepartion for London Marathon! 687 runners.

    Nick Cherry 2:43:39 p.b. 355th position
    Hazel Howard 2:49:17 p.b. 407th

    Wokingham Half Marathon, 13th February 2005:

    Excellent race from Andrew W. who knocked over ten minutes off his p.b. and from new recruit Garin W. who bettered his previous best performance by ten minutes. Weather conditions were cold and windy but a flat, fast course gave excellent times for those competing. Some 1523 runners took part in the event.

    Gary Clench 1:29:12 197th position
    Peter Chivers 1:29:22 202nd
    Garin Wilby 1:30:28 231st p.b. by seven minutes.
    Nick Cherry 1:38:10 445th
    Andrew Whitehead 1:41:53 568th p.b. by over ten minutes.
    Lawrie Stratford 2:01:21 1238th

    Cirencester Cross-Country, 6th February 2005:

    Solid performances by Gary C. and new recruit to the ranks, Jon B. Course at Cirencester Park was undulating with a number of sharp climbs. Very muddy in places. Brian P. finished bravely despite a nosebleed from the altitude on the hills!!! ( 190 runners)

    Gary Clench 41:03 75th position
    Jon Burgess 41:39 80th
    Marcus Vallance 42:42 93rd
    Peter Chivers 44:26 113th
    Brian Page 52:26 178th
    ‘Tough Guy Challenge 2005′:

    Fantasic run by Piers Vallance at this 9 mile event near Wolverhampton. Long multi-terrain run with hills,woods and streams followed by ‘army style’ assault course including tunnels,mud,walls and other obstacles. Piers completed the course in a magnificent 9th place out of two and a half thousand competitors. Brilliant effort!!!!

    Piers Vallance 1:17:21 9th position out of two thousand five hundred.


    South of England Cross-Country Championships, Parliament Hill Fields, London 29 January 2005:

    Congratulations to Annette Bruce who was running her first cross-country for the Club finishing 65th in a time of 38:25 in a very competitive field of over three hundred women in the Ladies 6 mile event, our best ever placing. A great day out with teams in the men’s amnd women’s races. Hazel H thought the course one of the hardest she had ever tackled, plenty of mud and long hills!

    Ladies Race ( 9km.) 307 competitors:

    Annette Bruce 38:25 65th position
    Tina Christie 44:36 190th
    Hazel Howard 48:04 244th

    Men’s Race (15km.) 830 competitors:
    James Percival 61:16 345th
    Dave Bannon 64:04 447th
    Gary Clench 65:35 487th
    Gary Warland 67:27 559th
    Gary McCready 68:32 588th
    Matt Lane 70:29 651st
    Pete Chivers 72:43 702nd
    Nigel Trinder 72:57 708th
    Steve Howard 73:08 711th
    Nigel Lambert 77:33 772nd

    Wendover 5 miles Multi Terrain Race 16 January 2005:

    Excellent race for the Club with Piers V. winning the event. New recruit to the ranks, Jon B. was winner of the V50 Men’s title (He had never raced under the half marathon distance before!) with Pete C. finishing second in that category. Great run by Claire B. returning from injury to finish second lady. Would have won the team prize if they had awarded one! (197 runners completed the event)

    Piers Vallance 30:20 1st position Overall race winner!
    Gary Warland 34:52 13th
    Gary Clench 344:58 14th
    Jon Burgess 35:06 17th Winner V50!
    Clair Bennett 35:53 20th 2nd Lady Overall!
    Marcus Vallance 36:38 25th
    Matt Lane 37:33 32nd
    Gary McCready 37:59 34th
    Peter Chivers 38:00 35th
    Nigel Lambert 41:58 69th
    Nick Cherry 42:06 71st
    Paul Bursnall 46:58 125th
    Lawrie Stratford 47:07 126th
    Deirdre Bursnall 48:40 135th
    Banbury Cross-country Race ( 8 km Men’s Race ). 3rd January 2005:

    Cold and windy conditions. (Thanks for the Club tent Matt!) Good conditions underfoot and a fair test for those taking part. A few of our runners were still suffering from the effects of Christmas celebrations. Gary McCready’s first ever cross-country race!An improving Gary Warland!

    Deirdre Bursnall 29:48 79th ( 5km Ladies Race )
    Gary Warland 39:48 75th
    Marcus Vallance 41:30 94th
    Gary McCready 42:21 106th
    Pete Chivers 43:26 116th
    Matt Lane 44:08 129th
    Nick Cherry 45:48 148th
    Nigel Lambert 47:30 161st
    Paul Burnsnall 52:44 194th

    Wendover 5 mile Hill Race 19th December 2004:

    Really tough course with 3 steep climbs. Great for a training run. Wet underfoot and cold. Great run from Piers V. to finish 4th. Welcome back to Claire B. after lengthy spell of injury. Ken V. was pleased with his run, danced his way through the puddles!

    Piers Vallance 32:01 4th position
    Gary Clench 37:04 39th
    Marcus Vallance 37:50 45th
    Claire Bennett 40:03 66th
    Matt Lane 40:10 70th
    Pete Chivers 41:49 82nd
    Nick Cherry 44:39 120th
    Ken Varney 46:27 139th
    Nigel Lambert 46:38 140th
    Lawrie Stratford 49:17 158th
    Paul Bursnall 49:58 164th
    Deirdre Bursnall 50:33 169th
    Stuart Harrison 51:45 175th
    Andy Johnson 51:59 179th
    Julie Bradford 54:34 186th

    Enslow Quarry (Bletchingdon) Cross-country Race 5th December 2004:

    Tough course, very undulating with a large water feature. A race for the brave. Quite a few of us wimped out at the thought or due to the fact we had done it before and knew what to expect. (Ladies race 5km and mens race 8km)!Excellent run from Jo P!

    Jo Parkinson 26:52 19th position
    Dave Bannon 42:21 90th position
    Gary Warland 42:41 94th
    Matt Lane 43:03 99th
    Nigel Lambert 49:44 159th

    Eynsham 10km Road Race 28 November 2004:

    This race final round of the Oxfordshire Road Race Grand Prix 2004. Jenny P. crowned as Lady’s Champion 2004having competed in all 13 rounds of the competition. Also Senior County Lady’s Champion in 5 mile, 10 km, 10 mile, Half Marathon and Marathon events 2004. Nigel L. gained the Male Vet 60 title and James P. was 3rd Male Vet 40. The Ladies team were 3rd in the County Championship. Well done Jenny P., Tina C., Jo Parkinson and Hazel H.

    James Percival 35:49 p.b. 27th position 3rd Vet Man over 40 Oxon County Champs
    Gary Clench 37:02 42nd
    Jenny Pyper 39:12 82nd 1st Lady Oxon Grand Prix Series 2004 / 1st Senior Lady Oxon County Champs
    Pete Chivers 39:56 103rd
    Marcus Vallance 40:08 108th
    Gary McCready 41:28 129th
    Steve Howard 41:53 138th
    Nick Cherry 42:17 p.b. 150th
    Mark Daly 43:28 172nd
    Jo Parkinson 43:57 193rd
    Mark Sandford 44:15 p.b. 198th
    Tina Christie 45:20 p.b. 234th
    Nigel Lambert 46:17 264th 1st Vet man over 60 Oxon County Champs
    Dave Basham 46:44 275th
    Hazel Howard 46:48 p.b. 276th
    Lawrie Stratford 50:16 370th
    Linseyanne Hodgkinson 51:13 p.b. 392nd
    Ray Clench 65:47 552nd


    Herberts Hole 10km Multi Terrain Race 21 November 2004:

    Wet and muddy! Quite a tough course for those who were less fit! Matt L. was inspired on his home course and ran his best race for the Club.

    Gary Clench 46:08 34th
    Marcus Vallance 47:07 38th
    Matt Lane 48:57 60th
    Pete Chivers 50:36 79th
    Nick Cherry 53:12 104th
    Nigel Lambert 57:30 147th
    Lawrie Stratford 60:40 174th
    Stuart Harrison 63:19 193rd
    Julie Bradford 68:08 221st
    Patrick Taylor 72:51 231st
    Candleford Canter 10k Ladies Race 31 October 2004:

    One of our own Club events! Thanks to everyone for helping. Just over 100 runners which was great for a first time. well done to all our runners who finished as winning team! Nice to see Sarah H. being able to run for us.

    Jenny Pyper 0:39:14 2nd position overall
    Sarah Heath 0:39:48 3rd position
    Angela Mills 0:45:57 11th position
    Tina Christie 0:46:39 15th position
    Andrea Law 0:47:16 17th position
    Laura Graney 0:49:23 25th position
    Wendy Hunter 0:50:00 29th position
    Deirdre Bursnall 0:52:18 38th position
    Julie Bradford 0:54:03 49th position
    Kate Darby 0:62:49 80th position

    Abingdon Marathon 17 October 2004:

    Fantastic efort by Jenny P. to break her p.b. by over 20 minutes and duck below the 3 hour barrier! Andi H. and Nick C. also achieved good p.b.s. Don’t ask Nigel what he did after the race!

    Jenny Pyper 2:58:35 p.b. 38th position overall. (3rd Lady finisher/Oxon Marathon Senior Lady Champion)
    Andi Hucker 3:11:55 p.b. 88th
    Pete Chivers 3:32:10 209th
    Nick Cherry 3:34:30 p.b. 221st
    Nigel Lambert 4:18:41 484th

    Blenheim 10km 17 October 2004:

    Large charity race around undulating course in Blenheim Park. Andrea L.’s first race for the Club

    Andrew Beaumont 41:48 71st position
    Mark Daly 43:26 95th
    Andrea Law 49:12 236th
    Lawrie Stratford 51:25 306th
    Derek Styles 53:27 355th