Sunday 14th Oct
Has anyone else entered for this or done it in previous years? Looking forward to it and also quite nervous!
yes done it last year miss boris,good race , different route this year though .....,there were some minor problems with parking last year so i would get to the kasam early.
what you nervous about anyway ?
Running the Oxford Half on Oct 14th.Received today via emailed pdf the race details.It said car parking pass included.I've looked and looked but cant see it.Anyone help before I get in touch with the organisers
Anyone else?Car parking pass def not in race details,wonder if it being posted with number and chip?
Said though it was included in race deatils
Any Oxford HM organisers reading this?
Yes, I'm, running the Oxford Half on the 14th. It'll be my first half and I'm really excited (though I've been having a few too many calf issues to date). I got my race pack today and didn't get a parking pass. It said that only selected runners got then, though I don't know how they make the selection.
For me, this is by the by as I haven't got a car. However, I wondered if anyone was coming from Central Oxford or Summertown (North Oxford) and would be interested in sharing a taxi, or being gallant enough to give me a lift (I can contribute in cash or Jelly Babies)? According the the Oxford United page, a taxi costs about £10 from the railway station. I'd like to meet others and don't really want to pay for a taxi on my own.
Perhaps I'll meet one or two of you next Sunday. Otherwise, good luck - hope it's a great one!
caroline you will be able to get a bus to blackbird leys from town in fact theres one that stops outside the kasam
hi Dalli ! how are you?? im not doing oxford HM this year as i have Druids on 9th Nov and Abingdon mara on 21st Oct..am popping off to Northdowns for a long run Saturday...
Thanks Dalli. Though I hear that the bus from town takes absolutely ages. I'll have to get on the bus by about 7.30am to get there in time!
Im in for this race also. We got a parking pass which is handy as there are 4 of us coming over from Reading.
The course profile is described as predominantley flat - can anyone give more info ?? Really looking forwards to it.
Site now says that parking passes are to be e-mailed to people. Nothing received yet, but then I'm still waiting on my Race PACK.
A bit of a concern that race pack hasn't arrived yet. I assume it's not the plan to collect timing chip on the day but if they're emailing parking passes now then I do wonder. Thought I heard them say 3500 entrants on radio oxford so hope this doesn't cause delays on the day.
Think it was 2000 last year and I was lucky enough to find street parking nearby but found the baggage drop busy so left my gear in the car. Weather forecast looking fine but a bit breezy so fingers crossed.
Received my race pack today and it included parking pass. I only entered a couple of weeks ago so assume this means that everyone's should be on the way. My number is over 4000, not sure if this is an indication of the number of entrants. Local BBC radio is now saying wet and windy for sunday but on BBC website it looks ok.
hey everyone, anyone know if there are going to be pacers at this? ANd if so if they'll be finishing times or minutes/miles - trying to get under 1:57 (pb) so trying to work out the best plan for me in terms of using pacers, thanks
Hi David, i have heard that there are pace makers and they are in finishing times in 5 minute increments.
Hello, I also did not receive a parking permit and not in the emails either - no response from organisers which is concerning! My number indicates there are at least 4000 runners which may explain why the organisation is struggling. How early would people recommend getting to the stadium (if I can negotiate Oxford buses!)
how likely is it i can buy an entry off someone on the morning of the event?
I was cheering just before the mile 10 mark, Peacey, and lots of people were surprised when I told them where they were. They said they hadn't seen 9, but didn't mention 8.
Hope everybody's race went well.
Yes I missed mile markers for 8 & 9 too. Other than baggage collect all went well for me as I smashed previous PB by about 9 mins!. Does anyone know when chip times will be available?
I had my reservations when I saw the bag drop set up but that was a hellish long wait to collect. So glad it wasn't raining and at least the sun had some warmth so didn't chill down too much.
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