Woodstock Harriers’ James Bolton avenged last year’s defeat by White Horse Harriers’ Paul Jegou in the Hooky Christmas Canter.

Bolton, who recently turned 40, recorded 42mins 12secs for the 12k multi-terrain course to storm home from Jegou, who clocked 44.01.

Woodstock’s Dave Cantwell was fourth in 44.21 to become the second V40 runner home ahead of Banbury Harriers’ Simon Pritchard in 45.07.

Alchester’s Jon Burgess won the V50 race in 48.23, while the evergreen Oxford City AC athlete Roy Treadwell was first V60 home in 48.47.

Bearbrook Running Club’s Emma Curtis-Smith won the women’s race in 48.28.

Alchester’s Michelle Pank was runner-up in 48.41, with Bearbrook’s Victoria Curtis-Smith third in 49.48.

Banbury Harriers’ Michelle Bartlett took the honours in the LV35 race in 53.43 from Witney Road Runners’ Sally Howard, who clocked 55.03.

Cherwell Runners’ Dawn Williams was the first LV45 to finish in 57.59, while Witney’s Judith Le Good led home the LV55s in 1hr 9mins 6secs.



Headington Road Runners: 63 A Barry (WV45) 58.58, 74 J Colston 1.00.53, 106 R Andrews 1.06.29, 121 R Logan (MV50) 1.10.04.

Woodstock Harriers: J Harrison (U17) 50.13, C Gray (V50) 50.22, M.Shipway (V70) 61.22, S Cantwell (LV35) 61.38.

Witney Road Runners: K Chard (V50) 56.10, G Le Good (V60) 56.10, J Whelan (V50) 60.40.

MATTHIEU Marshall led home an Oxford City one-two in the Oxford parkrun.

He clocked 18mins 7secs for the 5k event, with clubmate Ed Mezzetti runner-up in 18.42.