ADELA Hussain added to Radley AC’s recent success by claiming silver in the South of England Indoor Under 20/Senior Championships at Lee Valley.

Hussain produced a great effort in the shot put with a throw of 9.56 metres, just shy of her personal best.

It looked like another medal could be on the cards in the 60m hurdles, but after reaching the final in a career best time, she hit the first three hurdles and had to settle for fourth.

Clubmate Maike Chapel finished fourth in the high jump, equalling her best of 1.65m.

It completes a great fortnight for Radley, who saw Luisa Chantler Edmond win gold in the shot and Alice Hopkins silver in last week’s South of England Under 15/17 Championships.

  • CARL Tucker was the first Oxfordshire athlete home in the ‘Not the Roman 9’ race at Tiddington, near Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Cherwell Runners & Joggers member finished sixth in a time of 43mins 33secs.

Oxfordshire runners occupied the first and second places in the Vet 45 category.

Hook Norton Harriers member David Tame (45.02) won the age group title, with Simon Pritchard, of Banbury Harriers, 13 seconds behind in second.

Witney Road Runner Graham Le Good (52.02) won the Vet 60 crown.

  • ABINGDON AC’s Chris Bedford finished a creditable 19th in the Windsor & Eton duathlon – comprising a 5k run, 40k cycle ride and a 10k run – around the Olympic rowing lake at Dorney.

Bedford was also the first V50 athlete to finish the course. His wife and clubmate Liz Bedford finished 49th and was runner-up in the LV45 age category.

Meanwhile, Alex Wall-Clarke, who trains regularly with Abingdon’s endurance group, finished third at the Stubbington Green 10K.

Representing his first claim club, Southampton AC, Wall-Clarke crossed the line in 31.26.


Not the Roman 9 Witney RR: 31 W Downey 46.34, 65 T Clarke (VM40) 49.09, 90 D Badger 51.03, 108 G Le Good (VM60) 51.34, 192 B Moore (VM50) 55.01, 194 D Brown 55.03 , 290 S Morley (VL35) 58.54, 293 L Garrod (VL45) 59.01, 400 J Le Good (VL55) 64.20, 536 E McCance 69.42.

Kidlington: 606 H Lancaster (LV40) 1.13.27, 637 H.Talbot (LV35) 1.16.44.

Windsor & Eton Winter Duathlon Series

Abingdon AC: 19 C Bedford (1st V50) 2hrs 20mins 48secs, 49 L Bedford (2nd LV45) 2.46.26.


Abingdon AC: 3 A Wall-Clarke 31.26.

Hellrunner Witney RR: 1091 N Moss 2.37.27 ,1092 J Jones 2.37.26, 1093 L Jones (VL35) 2.37.28, 1094 K Holtom 2.37.28.