Town and Gown Update
With 36 runners already signed up for Team Univ to tackle the Town and Gown 10k, which takes place Sunday 13 May, it’s not too late to sign up and get training.
We’re looking for team members from across the extended Univ community – students, academics, staff, alumni, friends and family – to lace up and get running, ready for this scenic (and very flat) 10k race. There will be post-race refreshments provided in College for all those who run with the team and College will also generously be providing Team Univ running shirts for those who enter as part of the team. If that’s not enough you’ll also get an official finisher’s t-shirt, a medal and goody bag.
With a little over 10 weeks to go until the race there’s still plenty of time to train.
For beginners Coach magazine website has an excellent training plan to follow – see: coachmag.co.uk
In case you leave it a little longer to decide, the Running Bug website has both 8 week and 6 week training plans for beginner, intermediate and advanced runners – see therunningbug.com (requires free sign-up).
Of course there is also plenty of information, tips and motivation to be found on the Town and Gown website itself – see: townandgown10k.com
If anyone has any further questions about training or running please feel free to contact Univ’s Digital Communications Manager, Justin Bowyer, he’s an experienced ultra-runner and London Marathon Pacer and happy to answer any queries. E: Justin.Bowyer@univ.ox.ac.uk
To join Team Univ, you will first need to register for the race at townandgown10k.com selecting the box marked “join a team” and then selecting “University College” from the “Find your team” drop-down menu. Once you have registered for the event, please let us know by completing this form which enable us to keep track of who is running with us and also keep you in touch with plans for the day.
Sign up by Friday 30 March to guarantee a Team Univ T-shirt. After this date you are still most welcome to register with the team, but we may not be able to guarantee a team T-shirt.
Team Univ will be fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy UK; please share the following link with any friends or family who may wish to support us in this: justgiving.com/team-univ
For further information about Team Univ please contact Louise.Wright@univ.ox.ac.uk