Autumn round up: Road PB’s and North of the Thames XC champs

Thames Valley Harriers are well into autumn/winter racing now, and achieving both on the roads and on the cross country. Here’s a round up of recent results!

Liddiard/North of the Thames XC Championships 2019

Despite the wet conditions and tough 8km course in Kingsbury, it was an good turn out and a really great result for the TVH women’s team in the Liddiard and North of Thames championships on Saturday.

Emily Dudgeon took gold medals for both championships and Laura Wright, in her debut race for TVH, won gold in the under 20 category and bronze overall. Catherine Allen, also new to TVH, Fran Lou and Frankie Lynch completed the team. The team received gold medals in the North of Thames championship and silver in the Liddiard.

 1Emily Dudgeon30:20
 3Laura Wright30:32
 26Catherine Allen37:13
 39Fran Lou38:39
62Frankie LynchV45TVH46:34


On the men’s side, we also put in a solid team. Oli Newton was first home of the Valley men in 6th place overall.  Although not quite in the medals, the team placed 9th in the Liddiard Trophy running’s and 8th on the North of Thames XC championships. 

 6Oliver Newton27:02
 23Daniel Garcia Rasines29:00
 34Gordon Low29:23
 76Shane Bloomer31:42
 83James Malcolm32:04
 118Simon Nixon35:27
 130Matt Ponting36:13
 131Scott Brewer36:23

Full results can be found HERE

Leeds Abbey Dash (10k)

There were blistering times at the Leeds Abbey Dash year, with a winning time of 28:38 for Omar Ahmed and 9 men dipping under 29 minutes for the 10K distance. 

The day also saw 2 fantastic PB’s for our valley men. 

Dan Mulryan 29:43

Chris Thomas 31:05 

Well done boys! 

Full results found HERE

Amsterdam Marathon

Rob Collins had a fantastic race and was rewarded with a new shiny PB of 2:29.22! 

Full results found HERE

Great South Run (10 miles)

Mo Aadan ran a brilliant debut 10 miles down in Portsmouth against a stacked domestic field. He finished in 6th place with a time of 48mins and 25 seconds. 

Conor also had a fantastic debut at the 10 mile distance finishing in 30th place in a time of 52 mins 53 seconds! 

Full results HERE

Southern Cross Country Relays 

It’s always brilliant to welcome other clubs to our regular training ground, wormwood scrubs! The day ran smoothly thanks to our amazing volunteers and marshals, with whom the event could not take place without. A big thanks to all that helped on the day! 

Our U20 ladies were the team of the day topping the podium on home turf! Whilst our senior men and women also put in brilliant performances placing 4th and 5th respectively. 

Full results HERE

Chicago Marathon

Chicago didn’t only see a women’s world record but more notably 2 Thames Valley Personal Bests! Calum Nicol smashed the 3 hour marker with a time of 2:54:25 whilst Jonny Moore, a marathon vet took over 9 minutes off his PB running sub 3 for the first time with 2:59.17 at the age of 49!

Calum 2:54.25

Jonny 2:59.17

Inspirational running by all I think you’ll agree! Up the Valley!