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Vitality Oxford Half Marathon - Sun 11th October 2015

The Oxford Half Marathon is a big city half with around 6000 runners enjoying the iconic Oxfordshire scenery including the River Thames, Christ Church, MINI Plant, Kassam Stadium and the Universities.

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Iain Davies-Moore | Wirral Half Marathon | 2015 race

Overall a very positive experience. The course is flat and fast, with a small amount of rougher ground to negotiate, but most seasoned runners will have no problem at all, and it certainly didn't detract from the event. It's coastal for the majority and the surface is good. There are short sections where you run on the road/pavement, but for the most part it is along the estuary front. Support seemed to be good and the marshalls did their job, there were ample opportunities for family and friends to cheer the runners on.

Although not important to me, the t-shirt and medal seemed of good quality and the goody bag was more than adequate compared to some events I've done in the past. I would certainly consider this event again and I would recommend it without any problem. Runners should remember that the race (both 1/2 and 10K) finish at New Brighton, so thought should be given to your transport arrangements back. The NB station is a 10 minute walk from the finish line and trains are every half hour at a price of £3.50 back to Birkenhead Park. Parking at BP is ample and, for the most part, free.

Matt Davies | Amsterdam Marathon | 5|5

I really enjoyed this race. The start and finish in the stadium was probably the highlight. Very fast course, enjoyed the few miles down the Amstel River. Not loads of support around the course but several music stations. Well organised. My friends who did the half said that was really good too. Will deffo go back!