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Thame results are published

The results for the Thame OSS event are now published. Many thanks to Jon for planning and dealing with the postponement from January. Also thanks go to The James Figg for allowing us use of the Stables, a great venue with ample space.

It was great to see many new faces at the event I believe the following were on their first OSS event, Meghan, Kathryn A, Adam, Chris, Rob, James, Philip J-D, Andy, 8 out of 25. Also there was a first time run this season for 16 out the 25 too.

Jon had planned a different style of course where all the 30s, 20s and 10s were somewhat grouped together. Almost forcing you to deal with the tricky housing estate of roads and paths to get the high scoring 30s. Then what to do with the other controls was the issue. Then the 50 in the corner, was it worth going to.

In terms of the league, Marie-Anne has taken over in the Womens table. For the men Robin heads Neville and Roger C. Though there are a number of people with high scores who have only two races to their names. Nigel, Roger T, Matthew W, Adam N, with Marcin, John O and Ben lurking in the background.

As usual if you spot any mistakes, (Name, Club, Class, Points) please let me know and I try and fix them up.

Thame (New Date 5th Feb)

The Thame event on 22 Jan 2019 has been postponed due to weather. We intend to reschedule this event later in the season.

Botley results are published

Many thanks to Laura and Nick for organising the Botley event. The weather was kind to us as it was mild and not raining. Though a little soggy underfoot in Raleigh Park. The Touch-O system was in use again and provided for some long distances to be covered.

Thanks also go to the Seacourt Bridge Inn for hosting us. A new venue and suitably located for the event. On the level so no running back up the hill to finish.

It was great to see yet more new faces at an event. A big turnout from Eynsham Road Runners. I do hope you enjoyed the evening and the challenge of having to plan routes in addition to running.

Katie retains her lead in the overall league, though Charlotte has gained some ground with a good run. Over in the Mens league, Robin has taken over the lead, mainly due to Nigel not turning out for a run.

The results for the Botley event #3 are now published on the website.
As usual if you spot any mistakes, (Name, Club, Class, Points) please let me know and I try and fix them up.

Jericho & City Centre results are published

Many thanks to Ben for planning and organising the Jericho and City Centre event. It was good to try the ‘Touch-O’ or ‘Touch-AnyLetter’ system again. This made for fast running and longer distances to be covered.

Thanks also go to the Rickety Press for hosting and reserving some tables by the door.

Another great turn out for this event, along with couple of new faces which is good. I hope you enjoyed the evening run around in the dry but not so warm weather.

Nigel is still continuing to lead the pack in the Mens competition, missing out on a full 600 point by being a bit casual when he returned to the Rickety Press. There is a change in the Womens standings with Katie taking the lead.

Lost Property:
There was a lilac cotton T-shirt left at the end of the evening.
If it is your’s please let me know. I will leave it in the OSS box for
collection at the next event.

The results for the Jericho & City Centre event #2 are now published on the website.
As usual if you spot any mistakes, (Name, Club, Class, Points) please let me know and I try and fix them up.

Headington results are published

Many thanks to Neville for planning and organising the first OSS event of the 2018-2019 season. Thanks also go to the Britannia Inn for hosting and allowing us to use the large back room by the window.

It was great turn out for the first event, along with couple of new faces which is good. I hope you enjoyed the evening run around in the dry warm weather.

Nigel has continued where he left off last year, in the lead of the Mens competition. Though we have a new leader of the Womens standing in Sarah.

Lost Property:
There was a Red/Pink Tikkina head torch left at the end of the evening.
If it is your’s please let me know. I will leave it in the OSS box for
collection at the next event unless you require it earlier.

The results for the Headington event #1 are now published on the website.
As usual if you spot any mistakes, (Name, Club, Class, Points) please let me know and I try and fix them up.

Botley results are published

The results for the final event of the 2017-2018 season in Botley 12 June are now published.

Many thanks to Heather Walton for not only planning, organising but also hosting and providing food. There was a significant challenge for this event with the
hills in the Botley area. Though it was a very pleasant evening to be running around, light and not too warm. All the podium places were available for last event
changes and there were changes. Congratulations to both Nigel and Sarah for winning this seasons event Hopefully everyone has enjoyed this years events and are
looking forward to the new season starting in September.
As usual if you spot any mistakes in the results please let me know and I’ll try and fix them up.