Wednesday 14th August

Oxford is the obvious highlight with its array of colleges and event spaces so an extensive walking tour is planned, also including the Cathedral and Westgate Shopping Centre. A visit to the Bodlian Library is the most likely longer stop.

The day’s running route finishes just beyond Cogges Manor Farm, a tourist attraction and Downton Abbey film location.

Post Run
An evening picnic in the grounds of Blenheim Palace. We may also visit Kidlington, a village that incidentally drew the attention of Chinese tourists for a few years.


7am Wantage

10am-10.45 drinks at South Oxford – Redbridge Park and Ride (mile 13)
11am – 2pm Oxford – miles 14-16 including visits to:

Oxford Cathedral
The Bodlian Library
Oxford Town Hall – where FMBE Awards 2021 were held.
Oxford Westgate Shopping Centre

2pm Mile 16

4.45 Cogges Manor Farm (mile 25, just off route, Vicki will have done the visit by van earlier)
5.15 end of route in Witney (mile 27)

Post Run
Blenheim Palace

Fuel: Oxford Sausages (Mrs Beeton Recipe), Frank Cooper’s Oxford Marmalade (Sarah Cooper 1874 recipe)