Below you can see reports from recent events OUCCC members have been racing at (if members want to add reports please send them to the webmaster!)
Tomorrow sees OUCCC take on Cambridge University Hare & Hounds in the Varsity Marathon. A preview of the race can be found here.
The full teams:
Women: Emma Carr (#56590), Rachel Davies (#56591), Emma Hodson (#468), Kate Niehaus (#477), Kamila Nigmatulina (#32329), Carly Pettett (#25752), Rebecca Pullon (#56592) and Ligita Visockyte (#28557).
Men: Aitor Alvarez-Fernandez (#56588), Justin Ball (#30441), Alex Betts (#21854), Nick Coupe (#35396), Edward Stace (#56589) and Aubert Ribaucourt (#48044).
OUCCC took double wins last year, so the team hopes to defend its titles. Despite some unfortunate injuries on the men’s side, several athletes are looking for Half Blue times (2:45). The women’s team looks to be strong as well, with several women also looking for Half Blues (3:15). We also have some alumni running who are in great shape (Rose Penfold and Merry Byrne).
But the marathon is a beast of an event, so anything can happen on race day!
Entries are now open! Further details can be found here.
The 2015 Iffley Festival of Miles and Oxford BMC Grand Prix were hosted by OUCCC on Saturday 18th July at Iffley Road. They were successful. Results can be found here for BMC, here for the open races, and (free, don’t worry) on demand video coverage of the BMC Grand Prix can be found here. Report hopefully to follow.
OUCCC County Updates (to be updated as results filter through the lonely Webmaster)
South-Wests, Bicton – OUCCC had a huge force on show at the SWs at hilly Bicton. Dan Mulyran and James Sewry competed admirably for Dorset in a combined Under 20 and Senior’s race over 9.1 hilly kms, whilst a slightly off-colour Miles fought hard a little way back in the field. One of his Bristol and West compadres, Will Christofi, performed superbly to finish in 5th position in the Seniors: it’s clear to see that this year should be a good one for the young pretender. His other Bristol and West teammate, Adam Speake, finished further back in (something like) 15th place. Meanwhile, legend has it that a certain Mr Jamie Parkinson had got lost on a run he’d started in Dartmoor and seen the signs for the race that morning. Sourcing running spikes (to which he’d only recently been introduced), Jamie became well-known during the race under his other name: “Who-on-earth-is-that”, sticking with the front runners, before unleashing a burst up one of the final hills to win the South West County champs. Well ran to everyone from the club, an excellent showing.
The Webmaster awaits further reports…