Oldbury Power 10 Miler

The Oldbury Power 10-miler was on Sunday 3rd September 2017 at 10:30. The race entry was full at 400 and 337 completed the course. We hope you enjoyed the race and your unique medal. Click here for the results.

Watch for next year’s race at a similar date. Below is the race information for 2017 form reference.

Team entries :

The Teams will be handled slightly differently this year.  There is no discount for team entries and there is no need to formally enter as a team.  Instead, the results will be based on runners representing the same running club.  The first four men or three women, from a particular club, to cross the line will be picked out and awarded the respective prizes.

This is a fast flat road race and we’re doing what we can to help you to put down a fast time with chip timing. It starts and finishes at Oldbury Power Station.

It’s also a great warm up for the  Bristol Half Marathon, 2 weeks later.

Race incorporates 10-mile Avon Road Race Championship for eligible runners

10 miles is an ideal distance if you’ve done your first 10k and want to do your first 1/2 Marathon at some time. …..As 10-milers go, it’s an easy course, and not a hill in sight! Thornbury Running Club welcomes runners who run for enjoyment

The course is 2-mile clockwise loop, then a 6-mile anti-clockwise loop, plus 1 mile out and back, along quiet country lanes just a few miles from Thornbury.

Course Map (click) showing water stops :> Mileage Route 2011

or GMap version (mileage is not exact)

Race HQ is at Oldbury Power Station (Satnav BS35 1RQ) itself, where you will find ample car parking and bag storage.

Out on the course you will be well looked after by Thornbury Running Club’s marshals who have a great reputation for their friendliness and encouragement!

 

The course is 2-mile clockwise loop, then a 6-mile anti-clockwise loop with 1 mile out and back, along quiet country lanes just a few miles from Thornbury.

Course Map (click) showing water stops :> Mileage Route 2011

      or GMap version (mileage is not exact)

The race may help you with your race goals:

1. Course records

Men – 50min.19sec Michael Johnson, Cardiff AC (2010)
Women – 57min.09sec Kim Fawke, Telford AC (2008)

 

 

2. New PB
OPS10 is a fast, flat course, and 10 miles isn’t a distance that’s run that often. ‘Fast and flat’ are the perfect ingredients for you to set a new PB – or if you haven’t tried the distance or this race before, to set one up for next year.

OPS10 is also a great warm-up/sharpener for the Great South Run (also 10 miles) or even perhaps the Bristol Half Marathon usually soon after the OP10..

3. Race Licences
This year your performance will count towards your UK ranking if you are affiliated to UKA. The race has UKA licence number 2015-20354.

The race also has an ARC Race permit, and will be run subject to ARC rules

4. Avon Road Race Championships
This race is the third in a series of races in 2015 that together make up the Avon Road Race Championships (others being Hogweed 10k in May and Road Relay Championships in August).

Provided you are eligible (click here)  and have confirmed you are eligible when you apply, you will have the chance to become Avon Champion over 10 miles!

Medals are awarded in the following categories:

Senior; Vet40; Vet50 (1st/2nd/3rd Male and Female) and 1st Vet60 (M&F)

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Team competition                                                                 
Teams may comprise of work colleagues; sports clubs; other running clubs…or just a group of friends who want to run together.

Trophies will be awarded to the first all-male and all-female teams (though mixed teams may still enter).

A team may consist of up to five nominated individuals, with three counting towards the Team Championship. Lowest score wins!

Teams must apply by post before the race, using the Team Application form. Online entry for teams is not available. No team entries will be allowed on race day.

Click here for Team application form.  Where 5 runners form a team, one runner can enter free of charge.

Running for enjoyment
Running isn’t just about course records and PBs…..and Thornbury as a Club has always encouraged runners of all abilities

If you’ve caught the running bug this year – perhaps you’ve completed your first 10k – you’re now probably thinking about doing a half-marathon at some time. Oldbury Power 10-miler is the perfect stepping stone distance, and added to that, the course is relaxed and flat……and not a hill to be seen!

There’ll be a group of Thornbury runners running at the back (in the Tour de France, it’s called the ‘Autobus’!) at something like 10-minute mile-pace to help you ‘round, so if you think you can run for 100 minutes (or close to it, with a bit of walking) why not give OPS10 a try? There is no cut-off time for the event.

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For runners of all standards