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Round 5 Hill End Cross Country

  • Posted on: 21 February 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

Round 5 of Cross Country- Hill End, Sunday 5th March
Bottom line up front.
apologises for the long post, but it has info about the Round, Meal and standings both team and individual

Who is coming to race in this Round? and who will be coming to the post race lunch?
Please let me know by Sunday 26th February, so I can inform the league manager of our teams and inform the pub.
All information is listed below.
What are the race timings?
Mens Race 11:25- 8.5km
Ladies Race 12:05 - 6.5km
What do you need to bring: Race numbers, (I have spares) Club Vest, £3.00 car parking money and a smile.
Meet at the club for lift sharing at 09:45.

Round information is found on the OXL website: http://www.oxonxc.org.uk/events/index.php?viewevent=1828
If you would like to marshal at this event, please let me know and I can put you in contact with the race director
Don't forget the Results from Round 4:
Ladies are in Division 3 position 15, 31 out of 35 teams. (moved up)
Team A: Moved UP 2 places from last round, Keep an eye on teams: Eynsham, Bicester and Cherwell
Team B: Moved UP 5 places from last Round, Keep an eye on teams:abingdon F & E and Witney D
Team C: we didn't qualify for Team c this round.
Men are in Division 3 position 11 out of 27 teams. (Held position)
Team A: holding our position from round one.Keep an eye on teams: Highworth and take position to score less points. 
Team B: We didn't qualify for Team B this round
Pub lunch afterwards is booked at The Vine Inn, 11 Abingdon Road, Cumnor, Oxfordshire, OX2 9QN at 14:00
SAMPLE MENU is here, plus Sunday Roasts available http://www.vineinncumnor.com/menu

Results from Round 3
Team A have moved from 15th to 13th, our main aim is to get less points so we move up the division. so ladies we need to keep Newbury, Alchester and Radley behind us. 

Team B
To hold position, at 28th, for the end for the Round, we need to Witney, Abingdon and Headington safely behind us, or pip them at the last sprinting point to get the points.

Men qualified for 1 team, the A team, and what a team that has been over the season, we have moved up 1 position and are now in the top 10 at 10th, with Highworth on our Tail.. Next round we really need to be looking out for them and making sure they are in our rear view mirror at all times to hold our position. Ladies we need to keep an eye on this team to motivate the men to keep in the top 10. 

(taken individual standing off of the wesbite, but are announced on the FB page) As you can see, the last round has a lot riding on it.. make sure you can make it to the final Round, see if you can beat the other clubs and also your team mates in your category to make a difference to the final standings.


If anyone would like to take on the role of scoring, Frank is retiring from the role. Check out the link attached for more details http://www.oxonxc.org.uk/news/index.php?viewnews=245

Didcot 5 advertising help from members

  • Posted on: 13 February 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

We need your help... We are looking for members to help advertise our Didcot 5 event.

We would need a number of members to have an William Jones Estate Agents 'For Sale' board a couple of weeks before the event in July. (http://www.wjestates.co.uk)

Your house would need to be on a busy traffic road / near public amenities/ schools etc to maximise the advertising. You do not need to live in Didcot,Surrounding villages are welcome, any house is great, maybe your family live elsewhere but have a good plot for advertising. 

The Estate Agent has offered us £10 per board to donate to the chosen charities. 

If you would be interested in having a board, please let me know along with you address and postcode or contact Sian Loveless or Katie Oliver and we can pass on your details to the Estate Agents who will confirm the houses they will use for advertising. 

Thank you to everyone in advance for your support.