Welcome to White Horse Harriers

Road Racing

Headington 5 2018

Welcome to the club’s Road Race pages, each year we select a number of local road races for the club championship. The objective is to promote road racing by getting more people trying local races, enjoying them and getting as many of the club to them as possible. We have therefore selected a mixture of runs from 5k Park Runs through to your own choice of Half Marathon and Marathon. There are also local races series, like Mota-vation. Feedback on selection of races is welcome.

Everyone who completes 7 races is entered into the Club road race competition, and is entered into a draw for the club marathon place(s).

You can find the details of this year’s club Road Race Championship through the link below.

If you have any questions on the club Road Race Championship please contact Jonathan Gibbard, the Road Race Secretary.

The 2020 club road race championship opens in March with a wide selection of races.   This year includes 17 race options (plus Half and full marathon results) of which each Harriers best 7 results will count towards the final club championship standing plus 2 new club team race options Teddy Hall relay in March and County Road Relays in April. These year we are changing the rules up, there will be no double points for Oxfordshire Grand Prix races, instead all those who volunteer for the club, coaches, parent helpers, committee, White Horse Half volunteers etc (minimum of 3 hours of service) will be awarded 1.5x points for their chosen ‘Wild Card’ race. So for example someone scoring 20 points for a race and playing their Wild card would score 30 points for this chosen race. Points for the leader at each race will now start at 20 for 1st position up from last year. 

Road Races

Photo credit Barry Cornelius

  • Banbury 15 miles. March 15th
  • Goring 10k March 15th
  • Park Run 1 – Didcot 21st March
  • White Horse Harriers half. 5th  April
  • Motavation 1 – Charlton-on-Otmoor. April 30th?
  • Park Run 2 – Abingdon – 2nd May
  • Didcot 5. July 5th?
  • Hook Norton 6m
  • Alchester Summer 5k
  • Headington 5
  • Cotswold Classic 10m.
  • Woodstock 12
  • Hanney 5
  • Abingdon Marathon
  • Eynsham 10k
  • Half marathon of your choice (not WH half)
  • Marathon of your choice (not Abingdon)
  • 2020 club team races
    • Teddy Hall relay 11th March
    • County Road Relay 26th April? (Event to be confirmed – as of 6-Feb-2020)


Counting as two of the 16 races is the option for each Harrier to include one marathon event and one half marathon of their choice. The points awarded to competitors will be based upon their best performance (if a competitor should decide to compete in more than one marathon) at the end of the club championship season –  30th November 2019.  Competing Harriers must notify the Road Race Secretary of their selected Marathon & Half-marathon in advance.

The rules determining the outcome in the event of a tie between competitors are as follows:

1) In the event of a tie between two or more Harriers, the winner will be determined by the points totals earned in direct competition between the athletes concerned.

2) If a race included in the club road race championships is cancelled, the road race secretary may choose to find a suitable replacement race if practical.

As there 2019 Championship includes 16 events of which 7 count, there should be sufficient races to allow for the worst case scenario where a race is cancelled and is unable to be replaced.

We are competing for:

    • Champion Men (under 40)
    • Champion Women (under 35)
    • Veteran Men (over 40)
    • Veteran Women (over 35)

Awarding of Club London Marathon Places:

White Horse Harriers AC have been allocated ~1 club places in the London Marathon. All Harriers that complete the 7 required races in the championship will be entered into a draw for the place.

Please contact Jonathan Gibbard (Road Race Secretary) if you have any questions regarding Club Road Race Championships.