David N 173 wrote (see)
There is also mention of "an" Andy Heyes in the Oxford University Cross Country Club, which might explain why someone from Clevedon wants to arrange a run in Oxford.
Think this is just two guys with the same name. The Andy Heyes at Clevedon (http://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/profile.aspx?athleteid=83662) is a vet athlete and seems to have nothing to do with OUCCC at all who have an Andrew Heyes (http://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/profile.aspx?athleteid=17472) who is U23.
Agree that having an athlete somewhere in the team is a good thing but not sure if that is enough. If you want 10,000 runners then you need a professional company doing the bulk of the work as it is way beyond spritied amateurs.
Also I am not sure I am a fan of these big runs: I did Reading and it takes ages to get there in heavy traffic, ages to park miles away, ages to get to the start, wait at the start line for ages, then repeat in reverse with some car parks not being opned for exit until 3 hours after the starting time.
David N 173 wrote (see)However, living in Oxford for many years, they will also need the buy-in from the Universities who still think its 1711 and are able to pull all sort of archaic strings and levers to prevent things from happening.Speaking as the bursar of an Oxford college, I can only say that there are far too few archaic strings and levers for my liking! If someone could provide me with a way to pull a few strings--archaic or otherwise--in the City Council planning department, I'd be very grateful!
However, living in Oxford for many years, they will also need the buy-in from the Universities who still think its 1711 and are able to pull all sort of archaic strings and levers to prevent things from happening.
I'm keeping this one as a definite maybe!
I'm a definite maybe too.......... well i think i am
I don't suppose runners who compete in this will get blacklisted or anything silly?
Sounds like the organisers have been a little naive to say the least! To be fair to them though I guess they would have always struggled to find a suitable date with no clashes. Other more established events elsewhere may not have had this problem with less events around a few years back.
I do hope they can overcome this and pull marshalls in from somewhere. I think the area would benefit from an event like this and great for us locals especially if it can become a regular fixture.
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