Women's Championship Race

Following on from the success of the Women's 5 miles Race from 2001 , it naturally followed that a Women's Championship Race should be introduced.  The first Championship was held on Wimbledon Common in 2004, and has grown to the extent that over 100 competitors now take part with the number of teams closing in reaching double figures.

Brian Boulton, a long-serving officer of the Association, presented an award for the individual winner - the Brian Boulton Trophy - and in 2009, long time Hon Secretary, Derek Crookes, was the instigator of the Derek Crookes Trophy,  presented to, and kept each year as their own property, by the winning team . The winning team is that which scores the lowest total points for their first six runners to finish.   

2019 Lloyd Park,     1, Tonbridge Athletic Club .................  42   1, N. Taylor ........... Tonbridge Athletic Club

     Croydon         2, Brighton & Hove City AC ................. 100   2, L. Reid ............. Tonbridge Athletic Club

                     3, Thames Hare & Hounds .................... 195   3, P. Barker ........... Tonbridge Athletic Club

2018 Beckenham Park  1, Belgrave Harriers .......................  68   1, L. Reid ............. Tonbridge Athletic Club

     Place           2, Tonbridge Athletic Club .................  78   2, N. Taylor ........... Tonbridge Athletic Club

                     3, Kent Athletic Club ......................  98   3, A. Clements .............. Kent Athletic Club

2017 Wellesley       1, Kent Athletic Club ...................... 114   1, S. Harris ................. Belgrave Harriers

     Woodlands       2, Belgrave Harriers ....................... 123   2, N. Taylor ........... Tonbridge Athletic Club

     Aldershot       3, South London Harriers ................... 144   3, G. Bruinvels .. Aldershot, Farnham & Dist. AC

2016 Beckenham Park  1, Belgrave Harriers .......................  81   1, A. Clements .............. Kent Athletic Club

     Place           2, Kent Athletic Club ......................  98   2, L. Reid ............. Tonbridge Athletic Club

                     3, Dulwich Runners ......................... 150   3, S. Amend .................. Belgrave Harriers

2015 Somerhill       1, Dulwich Runners .........................  92   1, A. Clements .............. Kent Athletic Club

     School,         2, Kent Athletic Club ......................  99   2, N. Taylor ........... Tonbridge Athletic Club

     Tonbridge       3, Belgrave Harriers ....................... 106   3, S. Amend .................. Belgrave Harriers

2014 Farthing Downs, 1, Belgrave Harriers .......................  92   1, M. Wilkins ................ Belgrave Harriers

     Coulsdon        2, Dulwich Runners ......................... 138   2, L. Reid ............. Tonbridge Athletic Club

                     3, Kent Athletic Club ...................... 142   3, A. Clements .............. Kent Athletic Club

2013 Wimbledon       1, Belgrave Harriers .......................  80   1, D. McDermott ........ Tonbridge Athletic Club

     Common          2, Tonbridge Athletic Club ................. 155   2, S. Amend .................. Belgrave Harriers

                     3, Dulwich Runners ......................... 156   3, C. Day ................. Thames Hare & Hounds

2012 Kingston Gate,  1, Dulwich Runners .........................  62   1, R. Clifton ............. Thames Hare & Hounds

     Richmond Park   2, Thames Hare & Hounds ....................  80   2, T. Jones .................. Belgrave Harriers

                     3, Belgrave Harriers .......................  97   3, S. McIntosh ................. Dulwich Runners

2011 Roehampton,     1, South London Harriers ...................  98   1, R. Clifton ............. Thames Hare & Hounds

     Wimbledon       2, Dulwich Runners ......................... 122   2, E. Alden ............. Epsom & Ewell Harriers

     Common          3, Belgrave Harriers ....................... 123   3, C. Elms ..................... Dulwich Runners

2010 Farthing Downs, 1, Brighton & Hove City AC .................  85   1, E. Alden ............. Epsom & Ewell Harriers

     Coulsdon           No other teams closed in ................ ...   2, Z. West .............. Epsom & Ewell Harriers

                                                                        3, R. Hutton ............. South London Harriers

2009 Wimbledon       1, Dulwich Runners .........................  92   1, C. Elms ..................... Dulwich Runners

     Common          2, South London Harriers ...................  93   2, K. Ellison .............. Herne Hill Harriers

                     3, The Stragglers .......................... 167   3, Z. West .............. Epsom & Ewell Harriers

2008 Wimbledon       1, Herne Hill Harriers .....................  95   1, K. Moore ............ Brighton & Hove City AC

     Common          2, The Stragglers .......................... 140   2, K. Ellison .............. Herne Hill Harriers

                     3, Dulwich Runners ......................... 150   3, O. Bryant ..... Aldershot, Farnham & Dist. AC

2007 Nork Park,      1, South London Harriers ...................  61   1, K. Moore ............ Brighton & Hove City AC

     Banstead        2, Dulwich Runners ......................... 119   2, J. Downes ........... Brighton & Hove City AC

                     3, South London Harriers 'B' ............... 201   3, R. Hutton ............. South London Harriers

2006 Brockwell Park  1, Dulwich Runners .........................  57   1, C. Wellington ............. Belgrave Harriers

                     No other team closed in .................... ...   2, F. Clark .............. Crawley Athletic Club

                                                                        3, M. Synott-Wells ........... Ranelagh Harriers

2005 Wimbledon       1, Ranelagh Harriers .......................  88   1, J. Ronaldson .............. Ranelagh Harriers

     Common          2, Dulwich Runners ......................... 146   2, R. McNicholas ........... Herne Hill Harriers

                     No other team closed in .................... ...   3, L. Martin ... Invicta East Kent Athletic Club

2004 Wimbledon       1, Ranelagh Harriers .......................  69   1, S. Seal ................... Ranelagh Harriers

     Common          No other team closed in .................... ...   2, M. Synott-Wells ........... Ranelagh Harriers

                                                                        3, R. Hogwood-McNicholas ... Herne Hill Harriers

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