Oxford City too hot to handle in Ridgeway Relay
Published: 21 June 2017
On the morning of Sunday 18th June 42 teams lined up for the start of the annual Ridgeway Relay race, an 86.5 mile run from Ivinghoe Beacon in Bucks to Marlborough in Wiltshire on what proved to be a blisteringly hot day for all concerned. Oxford City AC the two-time defending champions set about completing the hat trick.
Tegs Jones ran the first leg for Oxford City, an 11 mile hilly leg to Wendover, achieving a 2 minute personal best handing over to Becks Ferry in 1st place closely followed by Aylesbury Athletics club. Becks Ferry then extended Oxford City’s lead to over 1 minute which was a lead they never relinquished. As the race heated up, so did the weather, hitting 30 degrees plus on an exposed Ridgeway. Dan Blake further extended the Oxford lead before handing over to Sarah Davies who ran a solid sub 40 minute leg. Legs 5 through to 10 saw Oxford claim 5 out of the 6 fastest canada online pharmacy free shipping legs of the day from Maxwell Robinson leg 5, Aaron Burgess leg 6, Julian Richardson leg 8, Steve Naylor leg 9 and Les Newell leg 10.
Simon Fisher on leg 7 recorded the 2nd fastest leg of the day in brutally hot conditions, helping extend Oxford’s lead over Headington by a further 2 minutes 18 seconds.
Simon Fisher was quoted describing the run as “Masochistic”
Come the finish, Oxford’s winning margin was 79 minutes over Vale Of Aylesbury in second place.
No Name Time Average per mile
1 Tegid Jones M 1:05:07 5:55
2 Rebecca Ferry F 48:12 8:02
3 Dan Blake M 57:34 6:07
4 Sarah Davies F 39:55 7:24
5 Maxwell Robinson M 1:04:52 6:25
6 Aaron Burgess M 1:04:29 6:12
7 Simon Fisher M 57:57 6:22
8 Julian Richardson M 49:13 6:19
9 Steve Naylor M 1:04:07 6:00
10 Les Newell M 55:35 5:55
(Barry Cornelius took lots of pictures as well which can be found at: http://www.oxonraces.com/photos/2017-06-18-ivinghoe-beacon/