WOODSTOCK Harriers’ Rachel Masser smashed her own course record by 64 seconds to win the ladies individual silver plate at the Otmoor Challenge.

Masser defied hot and gusty conditions to complete the half-marathon road and track course in 1hr 26mins and crossed the line in 13th overall.

Diane Moore, of Headington Road Runners, was second, followed by Alchester AC’s Samantha Usher, as the trio also took the honours in the Veteran Nexel Cup.

Eynsham Road Runners’ Kate Williamson was awarded the Women’s Institute Trophy as the first female aged over 50 to finish.

Woodstock claimed the women’s Challenge Trophy.

Abingdon AC’s Paul Fernandez was the first athlete to cross the line in 1.17.6, beating White Horse Harriers’ Paul Jegou.

Andy Phelps, of Headington Road Runners, winners of the men’s team prize, claimed victory in the Supervets Wedner Cup.

The Ogden Trophy, awarded in memory of Ted Ogden – one of the founders of the event – was awarded to 100th-placed runner Marshall Brooke-Little (unaffiliated).


1 P Fernandez (Abn) 1hr 17mins 6secs, 2 P Jegou (Whh) 1.18.17, 3 E Gault (Una) 1.21.16, 4 T Lock (Wit) 1.22.11, 5 G Crone (Fire service) 1.23.26, 6 M Pearce (Hed) 1.23.41, 7 J Atyeo (Oxf) 1.23.43, 8 D George (Hed) 1.24.27, 9 D Cantwell (Wds) 1.24.46, 10 L Faulkner (Hed) 1.25.21.