Thousands of runners set off on the Oxford Half Marathon this morning (Sunday, 16 October).
The fast-paced 13.1-mile race saw many first-timers joining seasoned runners at the start line on Oxford’s historic Broad Street on a fine Sunday morning.
The mostly flat route took the runners through Old Marston, down the River Cherwell, and through the University of Oxford’s Lady Margaret Hall, before finishing on Parks Road.
Founded in 2010 to celebrate running, movement, and the Oxford community, the 2022 Oxford Half Marathon kicked off just after 9.30am.
The race was won by Andrew Heyes (M30-34 category), who completed the course in 1 hour, 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
He was followed by Alex Miell-Ingram (M20-24) with a finish time of 01:09:59 and Sebastian Symington (M25-29) with a chip time of 01:11:19.
Harriet Freeman (F25-29) was the fastest female, finishing the race in just a second over 1 hour and 18 minutes.
Emma Hodson (F35-39) and Sarah Forbes-Smith (F25-29) were the second and third-fastest female finishers with times of 01:18:34 and 01:21:19, respectively.
A total of 5151 runners took part in the race comprising 2,969 men and 2,061 women.
Many congratulations to every single one who completed this year’s Oxford Half Marathon.