Road Running

Go to the home page for the latest fixture list

Run Britain has a very good list of local races.


We organise 2 successful Road Races each year: These have their own separate pages and are:-

The Banbury run 

Which is held every year in March, consists of two separate events that regularly attracts 800 runners. They can take part in either the 15 mile 2Geoff Smith's Banbury 15"or the "Paul Bithell "two mile and one mile fun-runs. The 15-mile race is the opening event in the Oxfordshire Grand Prix Series.

The Banbury 5 

 A 5 mile evening road race which is part of the East Midlands Grand Prix Series. It is held every year in early June.

Race series

The Motavation Series www.kidlingtonrunning.org.uk/ consists of 5 road races, all of which are approximately 4 miles. These are held on the first Thursday of every month throughout the summer beginning in May and taking place at various venues in Oxfordshire.
Go to the web site Mota-vation for more information and results. If you run this event you may wish to subscribe to their mailing list for reminders and up to date information.
The East Midlands Grand Prix Series  EMGP consists of 8 summer evening road races ranging from 5 miles to 10k. Despite its name, most of the races are in Northants and surrounding counties including our own Banbury 5-mile race in June. it is possible to enter all 8 races of this series at a discounted price
The Oxfordshire Grand Prix Series consists of 13 races within the county covering a range of distances from 5K to the Marathon throughout the year, including the challenging Banbury 15 in March.

 Grand Prix Fixtures 2015

The Grand Prix races for 2014 are as follows:
Sunday 22th March - Banbury 15-Mile
Sunday 29 Mar - White Horse Half Marathon
Sunday 19 Apr - Oxfordshire Road Relays
Thursday 30 Apr - Charlton-on-Otmoor Motavation
Tuesday 12th May - Cottisford 5K
Sunday 28th June - Thame 10K
Sunday 5th July - Didcot 5-Mile
Saturday 18th July - Hornton Classic 6-Mile
Sunday 09th August - Hooky 6-Mile (Hook Norton)
Sunday 30st August - Headington 5-Mile
Sunday 20th Sept - Witney Cotswold Classic 10 mile (Hailey, Witney)
Saturday 26th Sept - Woodstock 12 mile (Blenheim Park)
Sunday 4th October - Hanney 5-Mile (West Hanney, Nr. Wantage)
Sunday 18th October - Abingdon Marathon (Tilsley Park, Abingdon)
Sunday 29rd Nov - Eynsham 10K (Eynsham) 

Road relays

Banbury Harriers enter teams in the Oxfordshire county road relays. in 2015 these will be at Abingdon on the 19th of April. We enter male and female junior, senior and veteran teams.

We also enter teams in the Southern road relays and the Nationals when possible. 

 Other races

Banbury Harriers try to enter a team in the Ridgeway relay. This is 86 miles from Ivinghoe Beacon to Marlborough organised by Marlborough running club.We have, in the past, also competed in the Cotswold Way relay from Chipping Campden to Bath.

Another race we tend to do is Race the train. This is 14m,10k or 5m races following the route of the Tywyn railway in mid Wales.

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