Banbury 15 - CANCELLED
Date:Sunday 24 Mar 2013
Place:Spiceball Leisure Centre, Banbury, OX16 2PG
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HRR Road Championships

This RACE HAS BEEN CANCELLED because of icy conditions. There are more details at

just after the start of the 2011 Banbury 15 - thanks to Mike Shipway for this photoThe course first runs along narrow paths through Spiceball Park (as shown in the photo) and then on a footpath that accompanies the A423. TheĀ first hill is alongside this main road at about 1.25M.

Just after 2M, theĀ course leaves the main road and ventures into the countryside visiting the villages of Little Bourton, Great Bourton and Cropredy.

The course is a shaped like a letter P: the out and back bit is about 5M long and so, at 5M, the circular 5M bit of the P starts. Here there is a short hill and at 6M there is a longer hill.

In my opinion, the nicest part of the course is between 6.5M and 8M: so peaceful on a quiet, narrow lane that crosses the Oxford Canal (between Claydon and Appletree). Unfortunately, this tranquillity is shattered by a significant hill at 8M (and possibly in the future by being only 1K from 225 mph trains on the proposed HS2 railway line).

You then complete the circular bit of the course.

Just after 11M you meet the last hill which is on the approach to Great Bourton. You know it's coming as you went down it on the way out!

In 2012, 22 runners from HRR took part with 4 achieving PBs and one breaking a club record.

This race is one of the races of the 2012-13 HRR Road Championships. In 2012 it was also a race in the Oxon Grand Prix and I guess this will be the case for the 2013 race.

entry form entries on the day are permitted course map UKA 2013-104901 there is also a 2 mile fun run at 10.40a.m. and a 1 mile for under 14s at 11.10a.m.

Thanks to Mike Shipway for the above photo (which was taken just after the start of the 2011 race).

Previous HRR results:2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
Entered by: Barry Cornelius

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