3000m at the Sir Roger Bannister Stadium, Oxford, 7:35 Wednesday 6 June

This will again be the Oxfordshire T&F Championships race, again it has been agreed that it will be open to guests from outside the area, and again the event is timetabled as part of the annual Oxford “Town v Gown” T&F match. The entry fee is £4 for the Oxfordshire Championship, £2 for guests, who can turn up and enter on the night.

Guests are invited to join Oxfordshire walkers for sustenance and refreshment before their return journey, or to watch the rest of the match, timetable here.

If you want to find the track on www.runtrackdir.com, search for ‘Iffley Road’ rather than ‘Oxford’ or ‘Bannister’. The listing is reasonably good, but the venue is not well signposted on the road. The postcode is OX4 1EQ. The car park is on the south western side of the facility, accessed via Jackdaw Lane which leaves Iffley Road opposite the ‘Fir Tree’ pub. The car park is not huge and is usually filled by this fixture, and there is not not much space on nearby residential streets, so leave plenty of time just in case. Entry from the car park is via the main sports complex reception, access on foot from Iffley Road itself is via the straight lane through iron gates signposted ‘Sub 4 Cafe’.

This year the road works in Iffley Road have moved to south of the road to the stadium, so if you are entering Oxford from the Ring Road along the A4158 from the south-east of the city, which turns into the Iffley Road, allow an extra 10-15 minutes and after the roadworks turn left at the aforementioned ‘Fir Tree’. If you know the city and are coming from the north, you may prefer to use the ‘St Clements’ public car park at OX4 1AB and take the 10-minute stroll to the stadium.

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