This is a 4 mile road run held on each second Thursday of the month from April to September organised by Will Atkinson. The route is through north Oxford and is a handicapped series where each runner competes against his or her best time. We welcome runners from other clubs, but please email us first to let us know you will be coming.

Note: there has been be a new course since 2005 season. The start is about 20m beyond the Elsfield Rd on the cycle path and the finish is at the end of the Marston Ferry Road just beyond the underpass. Mark Hirst measured the course with a wheel and marked the Start, Finish points on the ground. It is exactly 4 miles long. Click here to view the course map.

See below for dates for the current season.

How the timetrial handicap system works
The handicap system tries to ensure that everyone finishes at 8pm. The winner is the first person to finish. The first time you run the timetrial your time becomes your handicap time. Next month you will start that length of time before 8pm. If you fail to break your handicap, i.e. you arrive after 8pm, an allowance of 3 seconds will be added to your handicap time for the month after. As you accumulate successive timetrials without breaking your handicap, the allowance becomes steadily more generous; to be precise the allowance is 3 raised to the power of n seconds, where n is the number of successive timetrials since you last broke your handicap. There is a constraint on the allowance so it never exceeds the number of seconds by which you failed to break your handicap. When you break your handicap, 90% of the time by which you broke your handicap is deducted from your allowance for next month and n is reset to zero. After all the calculations above, start times are rounded down to the nearest 10 seconds, to help me cope with the start. Start times will be available on the night of the timetrial. It is your responsibility to note your start time and get to the start in good time.

At the finish you should collect one of Andy Sully's numbered finishing discs, record its number on the results list, and with any luck we will be able to match up finishing times with people after it is all over.

To qualify for the final you must run 3 timetrials out of the 5 available before September. The Lineshot Trophy engraved with their name for posterity will go to the first person to finish the final.

2022 timetrialResults
14/04/2022Results
05/05/2022Results
09/06/2022Start times
14/07/2022
11/08/2022
08/09/2022


2021 timetrialResults
15/04/2021Results
13/05/2021Results
10/06/2021Results
08/07/2021Results
12/08/2021Results
02/09/2021Results


2020 timetrialResults
09/04/2020Results
14/05/2020Results
11/06/2020Results
09/07/2020Results
13/08/2020Results
10/09/2020Results


2019 timetrialResults
11/04/2019Results
09/05/2019Results
13/06/2019Results
18/07/2019Results
08/08/2019Results
05/09/2019Results


2018 timetrialResults
12/04/2018Results
10/05/2018Results
14/06/2018Results
19/07/2018Results
09/08/2018Results
06/09/2018Results


2017 timetrialResults
13/04/2017Results
11/05/2017Results
08/06/2017Results
13/07/2017Results
10/08/2017Results
07/09/2017Results


2016 timetrialResults
14/04/2016Results
12/05/2016Results
09/06/2016Results
14/07/2016Results
25/08/2016Results
08/09/2016Results


2015 timetrialResults
09/04/2015Results
14/05/2015Results
11/06/2015Results
09/07/2015Results
13/08/2015Results
10/09/2015Results


2014 timetrialResults
10/04/2014Results
08/05/2014Results
12/06/2014Results
17/07/2014Results
14/08/2014Results
04/09/2014Results


2013 timetrialResults
11/04/2013Results
09/05/2013Results
13/06/2013Results
11/07/2013Results
22/08/2013Results
05/09/2013Results


2012 timetrialResults
12/04/2012Results
10/05/2012Results
14/06/2012Results
12/07/2012Results
09/08/2012Results
06/09/2012Results
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