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The EMGP Banbury 5 Mile Road Race

Tuesday 13 July 2021 - 7.45pm

UKA Race licence: 2021-41661            http://www.mkac.org.uk/east-midlands-grand-prix/

Banbury 5  - the 2021 race was won by Skip Snelson from Banbury Harriers in a time of 25.47.  The ladies race was won by Hayley Munn from Rugby & Northampton in 30.25.

Full results can be found here:https://www.mkac.org.uk/static/21emgpbanbury5.htm

2021 prize winners here: Ban5_2021prizewinners

The race was held under covid restrictions, so thank you to all runners for their support and co-operation and a massive thank you to our team of volunteers for upholding Banbury's reputation of staging safe, successful and  well-organised events.

Race Record: Barney O'Connor (Massey Fergusson) 23.35, 1988

Photographs: As in previous years, Barry Cornelius took photographs for publication on his website http://www.oxonraces.com/  and for possible use by the press. You will be able to download his photos free of charge.  

   http://www.mkac.org.uk/east-midlands-grand-prix/   

  

The 2020 race has been CANCELLED (as has the whole 2020 East Midland Grand Prix series).

The course was re-measured in 2021 



Thanks to Barry Cornelius for providing photographs over the years 

for publication on his website www.oxonraces.com and for possible use by the press, and by running you accept this. You will be able to download his photos free of charge.

The Banbury 5 is a scenic one-lap course and is part of the East Midlands Grand Prix Series. For all information on the Banbury 5 including entry forms for any of the races in the grand prix series go to EMGP. Where you will find the results after the race. This is a link to the course map Banbury 5 map. The venue is Wykham Park Academy, Ruskin Road, Banbury OX16 9HY.

All races are run under UK Athletics Rules. 

  • THE WEARING OF PERSONAL STEREOS IS NOT PERMITTED IN ANY RACE IN THE SERIES. YOU RUN THE RISK OF DISQUALIFICATION. Note that this includes all forms of ear equipment that may be judged to reduce your ability to hear traffic and instructions. The only exceptions being medically supplied items such as hearing aids.
  • ALL RUNNERS TO COMPLETE THE DETAILS ON THE REVERSE OF THE NUMBER FOR YOUR OWN PROTECTION
  • NUMBERS TO BE WORN ON THE FRONT OF THE VEST
  • FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE MARSHALS AT ALL TIMES
  • WHEELCHAIRS / HANDCYCLES – Silverstone 10k is the only race in the series that is suitable for Wheelchair / Handcycle athletes

 If you have any questions on the Banbury 5 not answered above please mail us Email link

 Follow this link for full results of the 2018 race.

 Barry Cornelius took 1461 photos so follow this link to view them. 

Follow this link to a report by the Banbury Guardian written by Warren Harrison. 

 Go to  2015 report for a report on the 2015 race

The report for the 2014 race is here 

Notable performances by our athletes in the 2013 race were:- Tom Offord 13th overall, Catlin Bradley 2nd lady, Ros Kelling 1st W50 and Glyn Pritchard 2nd V65. The first ladies team prize was won by Catlin, Ros and Patricia Duffy.

Archive results/History

The Banbury 5 is thought to have started in the 1970's and was held on a Saturday, with shorter, junior races too. There are records of Peter Flavel (Oxford City) winning in 1977 in a time of 20.15 which suggest that it may have been a bit shorter than 5 miles!       

In the early 1980's the race was moved to a Tuesday evening, and was properly measured.  The current men's course record is Barney O'Connor (Massey Ferguson) in a time of 23.35 from 1988.  The fastest womens time we have recorded is Eileen McKenzie (Massey Ferguson) in 27.39 (year unknown).

Probably the most notable athlete to run was John Mutai (Kenya / Bromsgrove & Redditch) in 1997 in a time of 23.57. over a minute clear of 2nd place.  

Banbury5-1976.pdf

Banbury5-1977.pdf

Banbury5-1979.pdf

1981- no results, but there is a YouTube video!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlIVEWU7MTM

List of race winners Banbury5racewinners1983-1993.pdf

Banbury5-1984.pdf

Banbury5-1985inclOxonChamps.pdf

Banbury5-1987.pdf 

Banbury5-1988.pdf

Banbury5-1990.pdf

Banbury5-1992.pdf

Banbury5-1993.pdf 

Banbury5-1994.pdf 

Banbury5-1995.pdf 

Banbury5-1997.pdf 

Banbury5-1998.pdf 

Past results from 2000 onwards are on the EMGP web site. 

If anyone has any of the missing results i.e. 1978, 1980-1983, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1996 & 1999 please let me know. 

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