Yes - there was a problem with last year's race. Rest assured it will be the full FIVE miles this year. We're sorry we got it wrong last time (see last year's thread for the details). But we're only human, and we've learnt from the mistake. Apart from the hiccup over distance, the rest of the comments on last year's race were very positive. Some examples:
"Venue spot on with changing rooms, parking, left baggage, cake and hot drinks aplenty."
"...great facilities, friendly welcome, generous goody bag, cakes and bacon sarnies will be back to run the full 5 next year."
"...pleasant course pretty much all off road, excellent spread of homemade goodies at race HQ, a different set of mementos to the usual, and nice friendly atmosphere. And all proceeds to the worthy local sports charity OXSRAD."
Do you want to join us this year and be part of a bigger, better (and longer!) Headington 5 Mile race? Sign up today!
Looked at this last year (thinking of doing the half) but as it had rained so much, we weren't sure of the running surface. When contacting the organiser he replied that trail shoes were advisable. Hopefully it's a bit dryer this year?
To keep the legs ticking over before next month's finale in Portsmouth - I've entered this rather interesting race: http://www.runningwithdavid.com/sections/events/run_derbys/12.12at12.12on12.12.12.php
12.12km at 12:12pm on 12/12/12
With all those 12s in the race title - it was an obvious choice to include as part of my 12in12in12 challenge! Ok, so there is a marathon taking place on the same day (over MK way), but I decided that 12 was quite enough for me, and Portsmouth will be extra special as my last one. I didn't feel the need to squeeze in an extra one to finish on 13, so this 12.12kmn race is the perfect alternative.
If anyone is interested in running it - let me know. There is no medal (all proceeds are going to charity), so I'm going to sort out medals for a few of us taking part! We'll just have to have our own medal-giving-ceremony afterwards