Oxford Half Marathon

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31/05/2011 at 11:19

Just been announced today that this will be on 25th September. Starting from the Kas stad, taking in the mini plant and into town and back to stadium for finish - great for us Yellows fans! Will be in aid of Helen House Hospice and sponsored by Mini.

Can't find much more detail yet other than the below but sounds good to me!

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/yourtown/oxford/9056282.City_half_marathon_plan_unveiled/

31/05/2011 at 13:17
Same day as Winsor... Bugger.
31/05/2011 at 13:27

Could be tempted. 

I remember a previous version of a half-marathon in Oxford but that was in about 1990!!!

31/05/2011 at 16:39
Oooh, this sounds good, I was looking for a late Sept HM without having to travel too far, and this could be it!
31/05/2011 at 22:30
im in too-is it  a definate cert to be on?
31/05/2011 at 22:35

http://www.oxfordhalfmarathon.co.uk/

This appears to be the official site, it's being launched Thursday so it seems like it is really happening.

31/05/2011 at 23:05
Item on local Tv news tonight
01/06/2011 at 07:35
thats great, the route should be fairly flat too- not many hills around these oxfordshire parts
01/06/2011 at 09:25
Loulabell, don't tempt fate, I'm sure they can find some!!
01/06/2011 at 09:28
ooooo..yes, thats true!...i have a knack of picking races with hills...every blimmin time!!
01/06/2011 at 19:31
there is one hill, morrels avenue, but luckily we'll be going down it.
01/06/2011 at 19:40
Looks like it could become a good race to add to the ever growing calendar, not sure if some smaller races will suffer because of this though ?

FH
01/06/2011 at 20:14
I agree, Funny Hat - I am interested in seeing how this race goes, but worried about the timing of the race. September and early October are already heavy with excellent (and relatively small) local races, especially Woodstock 12 the weekend beforehand and Witney 10 the weekend before that. Having said that, I did travel to New Forest Half that last weekend of September last year as I wanted a half-marathon before Abingdon...but I think those 3 hard races in a row did me in a bit! I will be watching from the sidelines this year.
01/06/2011 at 20:34
told myself i was done with for halfs for the year, but could be an interesting one, if they can guarantee flatness, and no wind
01/06/2011 at 22:16
Go onnnnnn...
01/06/2011 at 22:41
thats what i want. flat, not too hot, no gales to run against-seems i end up with that everytime, fingers crossed for this one...wonder how much the entry is?
01/06/2011 at 22:47
hello pipes! how are you? i was thinking of doing woodstock 12 too...but i really like the sound of the OX HM
01/06/2011 at 22:53
Hello loulabell! I'm ok - awaiting hip surgery. How are you? Are you racing again soon? You could do both events...Woodstock would be much cheaper, I'd imagine...and arguably more scenic. But a half is a half...
02/06/2011 at 13:53

Site still not up and working.

There was a post on the Oxford Mail site about them closing the ringroad for it - now that would cause chaos - even on a Sunday.

02/06/2011 at 16:01
omgosh!! CLOSE the ringroad? .....imagine the backlog to Bicester Village?lol....i rushed home especially to log on and enter!!
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