This was by first half a couple of years ago and hills aren't a problem as i live in area and so used to them. However the hill at mile 11 caught me out as some of the spectators around the course try to gee you one by sayings its all down hill after the management college. Its not so leave a little in reserve for it. Its a gentle incline but does catch a lot of people out.
Message recieved from the organisers , in case you haven't recieved your number!
Hello all Sorry for the mass email but as organisers of the Oxford Town & Gown we have discovered that some folk who had registered for the Town & Gown had not been forwarded to us by the registration site. Some of you may have already been in touch. If not, you are registered to run, and if you do not have your race pack, please go to the Information Marquee at the Parks to collect your race number. Best get there before 9.30 if you can.
My Garmin clocked 9.90 miles. Mine lost signal a few time in the underpasses. I also disabled the autopause feature to get a more accurate distance. I found that on some runs slowing down for water stops gives me an unrealstic (quicker) time
Got a PB time at 1:38. (first time at this distance) Found the course pretty tough with all the twists turns and underpasses.
I was very impressed with the marshalls and organisation.