On Saturday 300 orienteers from all over the country gathered in the city centre of Oxford for an urban middle distance race. After bad luck had led to the postponement of this race twice, it was good to see it finally happen. Results Open men 1 Johnson,Oliver                   SYO                      36:45 +  00:00      2 Archer,Duncan                   CLOK                     38:07 +  01:22      3 Tett,Tim                           SYO                      39:52 +  03:07      4 Bourke,Niall                      EPOC                     40:17 +  03:32      5 Currie,David                      SOC                      41:03 +  04:18 Open women1 Dahlstedt,Emma                 OUOC                     34:37 +  00:00      2 Johnson,Jenny                    SYO                       35:47 + 01:10      3 Tomas,Amber                     Wallaringa               40:13 +  05:36      4 Edwards,Anne                    TVOC                     41:04 +  06:27      5 Halliday,Joanna                 OD                       41:23 +  06:46 Veteran men 1 Adams,Charlie                   SYO                      34:55 +  00:00      2 Crawford,James                  GO                      35:10 + 00:15   3 Louth,Edward                    WAOC                     36:38 +  01:43      4 Clegg,Gavin                     BOK                      36:40 +  01:45      4 Lawson,David                    DVO                      36:40 +  01:45     Veteran Women 1 Butt,Jackie                     SARUM                    33:31 +  00:00      2 Halliday,Jane                   OD                       33:33 +  00:02      3 Leakey,Diane                    SLOW                     35:34 +  02:03      4 Edwards,Carol                   TVOC                     37:41 +  04:10      5 Adams,Janet                     SYO                      39:16 +  05:45 Super veteran men  1 Edwards,David                   TVOC                     32:16 +  00:00      2 May,David                       SLOW                     33:28 +  01:12      3 Dickinson,Doug                  DVO                      33:32 + 01:16     4 Godfree,Mike                    DVO                      35:28 +  03:12      5 Yeo,Michael                     SOC                      36:30 +  04:14 Super veteran women 1 Godfree,Liz                     DVO                      28:06 +  00:00      2 Nixon,Mary                      SOC                      31:20 +  03:14      3 Manning,Gill                    SWOC                     32:01 +  03:55      4 Odell,Catherine                 EBOR                     35:57 +  07:51      5 Marsden,Susan                   HH                       37:17 +  09:11Junior City Course 1 Butt,Alice                      SARUM                    21:58 +  00:00      2 Halliday,Matthew                OD                       22:18 +  00:20      3 Howes,Clare                     SO                       24:25 +  02:27      4 Fryer,Alison                    LOC                      28:37 +  06:39      5 Kimberley,Amy                   IND                      50:10 +  28:12W12   Junior men 1 Birtwistle,Duncan               CLARO                    15:38 +  00:00      2 Howlett,Liam                    SARUM                    18:27 +  02:49      3 Tett,Robin                      SYO                      18:59 +  03:21      4 Butt,Thomas                     SARUM                    20:00 +  04:22      5 Malley,Jonathan                 NATO                     20:11 +  04:33 Junior women 1 Parkes,Laura                    HH                       23:00 +  00:00      2 Brook,Francesca                 AIRE                     40:51 +  17:51Mini men  1 Thomson,Craig                   FVO                      10:01 +  00:00      2 Benham,Jack                     SARUM                    10:34 +  00:33      3 Lines,Alexander                 SO                       10:59 + 00:58      4 Lines,Edward                    SO                       13:32 +  03:31      5 Gilmore,Josh                    LVO                      13:50 +  03:49 Mini women 1 Butt,Lucy                       SARUM                    10:37 +  00:00      2 Kimberley,Amy                   DVO                      17:12 +  06:35      3 Duckworth,Emma                  TVOC                     22:27 +  11:50      4 Adams,Louise                    SYO                      23:24 +  12:47      5 Howlett,Alexandra               SARUM                    31:00 +  20:23 Full results here Some of the feedback after the race „A great day, super atmosphere, lovely setting. Well done to OUOC keeping on with the idea and finally achieving it at their third attempt. It was well worth waiting for!! Good idea to have the marshalls in their bright orange T shirts. However they didn´t give away the controls as they were a small distance away. Great!! Only had a few strange looks from the general public, mainly when I overshot a control and went back passed everyone when I corrected myself. Best quote must be from the competitor who paused at the beginning of a narrow passage. Suddenly a voice came over a nearby entry intercom “ its down here, turn right at the end and it´s on your left!!“ Is that unsolicited assistance?? Many thanks OUOC. When will you do it again?“ „Thanks to the students and the colleges for a super event, please do it again!“ „I agree with the others – a great event, thanks OUOC. Let´s have a few more of these, please. “ „What amazed me was how un-fazed the people of Oxford were at all these lunatics rushing round like headless chickens (well, in my case, anyway)!“ „well done to all at OUOC for a really nice event, topped off by the perfect weather! Nice mix of open park land and a maze of alleyways an buildings, all teeming with people. Roll on the next one! “ „excellent event, perfect weather, really sold OUOC, the City of Oxford and our sport superbly, you should all be very proud. Now get back to your lectures and do some studying you slackers “ „A fantastic day, super atmosphere, great parkland setting and beautiful sunny weather.“ Here is a low quality video of the race Photos here