Oxon Championships 2006 1st place for the ladies team
Date:01 Dec 2006
Category:Race
Article:We did it, after a close fought season with Witney, the womenís teams first place at Eynsham ensured our 5th consecutive county title, currently Headington is the only name on the trophy, it would be great to keep it that way. Each year there are 14 races (best 12 count) most of which also count towards our club championship, so there is a double incentive to turn out. The key to our success was the depth of our runners, with 16 individuals scoring for us over 2006, congratulations to everyone who ran.

The top ten Ladies Team scores are:
1 Headington Road Runners 280
2 Witney RR 272
3 Alchester 234
4 Abingdon Amblers 232
5 Woodstock Harriers 226
6 Eynsham 214
7 Kidlington 202
8 Banbury Harriers 201
9 Cherwell 194
10 White Horse Harriers 193


Headingtonís men do like to get mucky, their domination of the Cross country league is testament to that, however there wasnít quite the same enthusiasm for the tarmac. The menís team managed a respectable 4th place, a big thank you to everyone who ran but one wonders what they can achieve in 2007?

The top ten mens Scores are:
1 Witney RR 297
2 Woodstock Harriers 255
3 Oxford City AC 249
4 Headington Road Runners 237
5 Abingdon Amblers 211
6 Alchester 204
7 Banbury Harriers 181
8 Cherwell 180
9 Eynsham 177
10 White Horse Harriers 175


There is also an individual championship based on all 14 races. I have included the top 10 in the womenís and menís categories and included all Headington runners in the top 25. Well done to everyone who made the list, especially given that there are often several hundred runners at each event.

Womens Individual Results:
1 Gomm, Nicola Witney RR 472
2 Pitts, Sally Witney RR 384
3 OLIVER, Louise Headington RR 381
4 Dawson, Sophie Kidlington R&AC 283
5 WILSON, Patricia Abingdon Amblers 274
6 Gibson, Jill Woodstock Harriers 252
7 Williamson, Kate Eynsham RR 224
8 James, Anita Headington 221
9 MOORE, Diane Headington RR 202
10 PARADINE, Sarah Alchester RC 201
13 Howard, Sally Headington RR 188
15 FISCHER, Marie-Anne Headington RR 184
19 Warwick, Cindy Headington RR 171
20 Craft, Jude Headington RR 169
21 Turley, Helen Headington RR 167
23 BURGE, Frances Headington RR 158

Mens Individual Results:
1 DIXON, Trevor Oxford City AC 1217
2 LOCK, Tony Witney RR 1188
3 Adams, Kirk Woodstock Harriers 1075
4 BRIENS, Jean-Marc Witney RR 973
5 BAILLIE, Mike Witney RR 906
6 ATYEO, John Witney RR 900
7 Fernandez, Paul Abingdon Amblers 871
8 Bolton, James Woodstock Harriers 862
9 Giles, Antony Witney RR 861
10 BODEN, Lazloe Witney RR 859
14 SKILBECK, Richard Headington RR 730
25 HURMAN, Laurie Headington RR 621

A big thank you to Will Atkinson for running the league, collating all the results is huge task which it is all to easy for us to underestimate.
Entered by: Louise Oliver

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