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The Bannister Series

Oxford, Oxfordshire

A4158, Oxford, OX4 1, United Kingdom

Sat 6th August 2022

Starting at 08:00

3 races

£40.00 - £65.00

Organiser's Description

Come and join us for a very special event this summer at a location steeped in history and achievement, and the backdrop of one of the greatest achievements in the history of running!

Welcome to Iffley Road, the running track where Sir Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile way back on the 6th May 1954. It’ll be the location of our new event, The Bannister Series. You’ll take on either a 6-hour or 12-hour challenge to see how far you can run in your time frame. Does anyone want to also try for a 4-minute mile?!

We’re honored to be allowed to hold our first track event here and we cannot wait to welcome you all this summer. How many laps can you manage in your set six or twelve-hour time frame? 400 Meters isn’t far, but those laps start to add up pretty quickly.

We will be running three events throughout the day, two six-hour runs and a twelve-hour run;

The Bannister 6 (AM) – Event time 8am until 2pm

The Bannister 6 (PM) – Event Time 3pm until 9pm

The Bannister 12 – Event Time 9am until 9pm

Each lap is counted as exactly 400 meters long and it doesn’t matter if you run on the inside or the outside of the track, your final distance will be counted by how many laps you complete.

This means that you’ll need to have completed 106 laps for a marathon, 53 laps will be classed as a half marathon and 113 laps will be classed as an ultra. You can finish your event at any time within your chosen time span., and as long as you have completed one lap then you will be classed as a finisher.

Timing Monkey will be around for the full day to record everyone’s progress. You will be supplied with a timing chip at registration that will track the number of laps that you complete along with the time of each lap. The results will be available online throughout and after the event.

Races

  • The Bannister 12

    £65.00

    12 Hour Entry

    Booking for more than 1?
  • The Bannister 6 (AM)

    £40.00

    6 Hour Morning Entry

    Booking for more than 1?
  • The Bannister 6 (PM)

    £40.00

    6 Hour Afternoon Entry

    Booking for more than 1?

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  • The Bannister 12

    £65.00

    12 Hour Entry

    Booking for more than 1?
  • The Bannister 6 (AM)

    £40.00

    6 Hour Morning Entry

    Booking for more than 1?
  • The Bannister 6 (PM)

    £40.00

    6 Hour Afternoon Entry

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

You'll receive your pre-race briefing via email roughly ten days before the event date that will be packed full of all of the information that you may need to know.

  • Full onsite first aid
  • Bespoke medal
  • Goody bag
  • Extra hot food for the 12 hour runners (TBC)
  • Huge fully stocked aid staion at race HQ
  • All the snacks and drinks that you could imagine
  • Amazing support from Team Rasselbock and other runners
  • Official lap timing from Timing Monkey

How to Get There

The sports center and running track is located just 1 mile from the center of Oxford, so the public transport links are many and run often. It is also just a short 30-minute walk from the main train station.

Parking

Parking spots at the Sports Centre are limited so we would recommend car sharing, public transport or parking at a car park nearby.

Location

Iffley Road Sports Center
Iffley Rd, Oxford OX4 1EQ

It is best to pop over to Google to plot your exact directions to the Sports Center as there are multiple ways to get to the track through Oxford. The car parking area is limited at the sports center so we would recommend parking at a car park close to the running track. We’re working on a dedicated space for cars to park close by and will let you know in the future if this comes together.

Course Details

The route is pretty easy but I still expect someone might get lost. It’s a 400-meter long loop around a running track and you can see exactly where you need to be going at all times.

FAQs

  • Where are the Terms and Conditions of the event?

    They can be found at https://rasselbock.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/

  • Age Restrictions

    Unfortunately, we do not allow under 12’s to participate in any live event. If you are between the ages of 12 and 18 then we will need a parent or guardian to contact us before signing up so that we can advise them on how to register your place. Even though we are not a part of the UKA we still abide by their rules which means that the following ages are limited to the following distances. Over 12 years – under 14 years – 5,000 metres Over 14 years – under 16 years – 6,000 metres Over 16 years – under 17 years – 10,000 metres Over 17 years – under 18 years – 25,000 metres Over 18 years – under 20 years – 45,000 metres

  • What facilities are available?

    We will have full access to the sports center which has changing rooms, toilets, and showers. You are welcome to use these facilities only whilst the sports center is open. There are toilets located in the grandstand although they are as old as the grandstand itself, a pre-warning!

  • Will there be first aid at this event?

    Yes, we will have a dedicated First Aid team on hand for the full 12 hours.

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Location

Oxford, Oxfordshire

6 Aug 2022

£40.00 - £65.00

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