THAMES HARE & HOUNDS ALUMNI CROSS COUNTRY
On Saturday 17th December five of our elite OD athletes took on 39 other alumni associations including Eton, Harrow, Wellington, Ampleforth and Oundle, and showed most a clean (actually very muddy) pair of heals to finish a creditable 14/40 in the annual Thames Hare & Hounds Alumni Cross-Country. The course is over and around the Wimbledon Common. After the event, a post-run debrief and medicinal rehydration was held in the The Telegraph across from the common. The race analysis revolved mainly around the fact that the wet and slippery conditions were always going to unfairly prejudice our boys, more used, as they are, to the drier and harder African surfaces. There was a suggestion that next year the course be moved to somewhere in the Karoo.
Making up the OD team (left to right - and not in the order in which they finished) are Chris Molteno (G, 2010), Caelim Parkes (O, 1990), Rowan Nicholls (O, 2010), Gordon Robinson (F, 1990) and convenor, coach, pace-setter and captain, James Deane (B, 1990). Congratulations to one and all. Next year we hope to have many more ODs running. James is the man to speak to.