Run 10km through the Oxford countryside:
Sat. May 20th, 11am
It was great to see you all on the day – thankyou again for supporting our first effort at staging this event.
Congratulations – not just to to our winners, Dan and Sarah, but to each and every one of you for squelching your way through the muddy bits and toiling up the hilly bits! There were some first-timers at this distance and some for whom this was a first ‘organised’ event. You all played your part in creating a lovely welcoming atmosphere throughout the day.
Click on the link above to our results. I have to apologise that a small number of runners did not have a time recorded at the finish. You will have seen that we were recording times manually; unfortunately, the timing team seems to have been overwhelmed during a couple of bunched-sprint finishes. I know it’s little consolation to you, if you were keen to know your time… Lesson learned for next year.
Ah, next year… Yes, by popular demand, I think we’ll have another go at this event next year and, as I mentioned to a few of you yesterday, I have plans to add an ultra-distance option too – all 54 miles of the Oxford Greenbelt Way! Are you up for the challenge?! If you were unable to join us this time round, I do hope you’ll try again next year.
I’d love to hear your feedback on the run – warts and all – if you’ve a minute to spare…. Send a message via the contacts page.
This is the inaugural Oxford Greenbelt Run, taking place in parallel with a vibrant family ‘fun-day’, with proceeds going towards an Oxfordshire explorer-scout volunteering trip to Kenya in July this year.
For what we hope to be the friendliest 10km around, on a predominantly off-road and undulating course, we aim to attract up to 300 participants, their families and friends to enjoy the beautiful west Oxford countryside. The route takes in a short section of the Oxford Greenbelt Way, a beautiful long-distance walk encircling historic Oxford. Come the end of May, the course will be bursting with new life and looking its spring-best!
We hope our runners, walkers and joggers will both enjoy the challenge of the distance and take time to appreciate this part of Oxford’s greenbelt. From high points on the route, they will gaze down over open countryside to Oxford’s world-famous dreaming spires!
With the kind support of: