Woodstock Harriers’ Jessica Webb comfortably won the first race of the Mota-vation series at Charlton-on-Otmoor last Thursday.

Webb ran a perfect race as she led from the start and won by more than 30 seconds from Headington AC’s Liz Barker in a time of 23mins 57secs.

The next placed west Oxfordshire runners were Claire McLoughlin (Witney Road Runners) and Hannah Hale (Eynsham Road Runners) in 11th and 12 respectively.

Katherine Bates (Woodstock) won the V55 division, and Kate Williamson (Eynsham) was the first V65 to finish.

In the men’s race, Woodstock’s James Bolton came fourth and finished 40 seconds behind winner, David Bruce, from Oxford City AC.

Robert Storey of Eynsham won the vet 50 category.

The next race is on June 4 at Bletchingdon near Bicester at 7.30pm.

In Monday’s Chalgrove Festival 10k, Witney’s Dan Blake finished second behind winner Simon Fisher, of Oxford City.

Witney enjoyed a prosperous day, with Tony Lock not far behind in fourth, Chris Colbeck 13th, while Sally Howard was the third woman to complete the route, crossing the line in 43.29.


(senior unless stated)


Men: 4 J Bolton (Wds, V40) 21mins 41secs, 7 T Jones (Wit) 22.15, 12 D Blake (Wit) 22.47, 16 R Storey (Eyn, V50) 22.59, 26 K Game (Wds, V40) 23.27, 29 C Williams (Eyn) 23.43, 30 D Warburton (Eyn) 23.45, 31 D Cantwell (Wds, V40) 23.46, 33 B O’Connor (Wds, V40), 36 M Ray (Eyn, U19) 23.57, 40 R Linnell (Wds, V40) 24.04, 47 W Downey (Wit) 24.39, 50 G Ferris (Wit, V40) 24.48.

Women: 1 J Webb (Wds) 23.57, 11 C McLoughlin (Wit) 26.24, 12 H Hale (Eyn) 26.44, 17 S Howard (Wit, V35) 27.37, 28 B Tidball (Wds) 28.49, 29 K Bates (Wds, V55) 28.54, 37 L Clarke (Wds, V35) 30.26, 39 J Pinnock (Eyn, V55) 30.31, 41 K Williamson (Eyn, V65) 30.43.


Witney RR: 2 D Blake 35.33, 4 T Lock (V40) 35.49, 13 C Colbeck (V40) 37.54.

Woodstock H: 169: A Blincowe (V50) 49.28, 217: N Carroll (SL) 51.51, 292: A Blincowe (LV35) 55.12.


Woodstock H: 518: Z White (LV35, pb)3.54.08.


Witney Road Runners: 26 R Green (VM40) 20.36 , 273 W Downey (jnr) 36.55, 274 M Downey (jnr) 36.56, 275 W Downey 36.57.


Witney RR: 83 A Giles 23.04, 99 H Howard (JNR) 24.13, 100 S Howard (VL35) 24.13.