|Date:||10 Jul 2011|
It's a multi-terrain 10K that started at the St Barnabas Primary School in the Jericho area of Oxford. It first twisted around some of the streets of Jericho before taking Walton Well Road in order to visit the southern boundary of Port Meadow.
There was then a long stretch along the Thames Path (as far as the Trout pub) followed by a stretch through the northern part of Port Meadow. The route returned to Jericho along the towpath of the Oxford Canal and the eastern boundary of Port Meadow.
Here's a link to a map showing where we went.
A lot of concentration was required as most of the route had uneven surfaces. There were two kissing gates, several constrictions at other gates (which had been opened), two narrow footbridges, four other bridges across waterways and four railway bridges. There were several places where the path was narrow and people had to negotiate to overtake.
There was a field with a lot of cows some of which were only 5 feet away; there were lots of cow pats to avoid, a large gaggle of geese about 30 feet away, several swans (in the canal), three unleashed dogs, a passing train and a few passing canal boats (some on the Thames and some on the Oxford Canal). So it was an interesting route!
As well as the 10K, there was also a 1K race in which 135 children took part. Everyone in both races was rewarded with ice cream from George & Davis which made an ideal finish in the sunshine.
If you took part and you are not in the table below, please e-mail me and I'll add you. The same applies if you got a pb or a prize.
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