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Last updated: Monday, 07 August, 2017 at 06:14pm

2017 Race Photography Update

The Official Race Photography webpage for the 2017 Abingdon Marathon is now available at SussexSportPhotography where you can now register your email address to receive updates and news about when the gallery of photographs will be available to view.

Purchases will be able to be made directly from the SussexSportPhotography website. A great way to remember the day!

Dene Stringfellow – 07/08/2017 18:12hrs

2017 Army Entries Update

If you wish to enter as part of the Army championships, please visit the Contact page and send a message to the Entries Co–ordinator including the subject title: AM – Army Entry Enquiry along with your details to request an entry.

Please note that places will be issued on a first come first served basis as places are limited.

Please see our FAQ Section for what to do if you wish to change places with another runner.

Dene Stringfellow – 29/04/2017 23:55hrs

2017 Entries Closed – Race Full

The race is now full. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please visit the Contact page and send a message to the Entries Co–ordinator including the subject title: AM – Waiting List Enquiry along with your details and request to be added to the list.

You will then receive further instructions/correspondence from the Entries Co–ordinator to complete/confirm your registration on the waiting list.

Please see our FAQ Section for what to do if you wish to change places with another runner.

Dene Stringfellow – 29/04/2017 23:54hrs

2017 Online Registration Now Closed!

Online registration for the 2017 Abingdon Marathon is now closed.

A handful of places remain that will be issued on a first come first served basis. Please visit the Contact page and send a message to the Entries Co–ordinator including the subject title: AM – Entry Enquiry along with your details.

If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, again, please visit the Contact page and send a message to the Entries Co–ordinator including the subject title: AM – Waiting List Enquiry along with your details and request to be added to the list.

You will then receive further instructions/correspondence from the Entries Co–ordinator to complete/confirm your registration on the waiting list.

Please see our FAQ Section for what to do if you wish to change places with another runner.

Dene Stringfellow – 29/04/2017 12:53hrs

2017 Race Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2017 Abingdon Marathon is now open! The 2017 Online Entry Form can be accessed by visiting the Race Entry webpage or, directly, via the Run Britain website.

Please ensure you have your EA licence details to hand, if you are an affiliated club member to ensure you receive the affiliated discount. If you do not have those details to hand, please contact your club secretary to obtain your licence details. In addition, please remember to make sure you complete the online entry form appropriately to ensure you are entered for the relevant championship event(s).

Please Note: Online entry will be the only method of registration accepted for this race.

Dene Stringfellow – 06/02/2017 12:30hrs

2017 Online Registration Update

Please note registration for the 2017 Abingdon Marathon, scheduled to take place on Sunday, 22nd October 2017, will open after midday this year on Monday, 6th February.

Dene Stringfellow – 04/02/2017 08:51hrs

2017 Race Details Notice

The next Abingdon Marathon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 22nd October 2017. Entry registration (online only) is scheduled to open this year on Monday, 6th February.

Please note, as registration has consistently closed within a month of registration opening, it is advisable that anyone considering entering the event registers promptly to avoid disappointment.

Dene Stringfellow – 16/01/2017 09:12hrs

Full 2016 Results Now Available

The full finalised results for the 2016 Abingdon Marathon can now be downloaded from our website via the Past Results webpage – found under the Archives section – in addition to the individual results provided on the Shoot4Goal Results webpage.

Dene Stringfellow – 25/10/2016 15:40hrs

2016 Race Photographs Now Online!

The official race photographs from the 2016 Abingdon Marathon are now all online and can be accessed via the website of the official event race photographer, SussexSportPhotography.

Just over 38,000 photographs are available to view! We hope you enjoy the results.

Many thanks as ever to SussexSportPhotography for their efficient and professional service.

Dene Stringfellow – 25/10/2016 15:40hrs

Below are the full news updates posted to this website for your reference.

A Very Big Thank You To Everyone!

A very big Thank You to everyone for once again helping to make the 2016 Abingdon Marathon another great success – our marshals, all our support services, our helpers and the supporters around the course and, last but not least, the runners.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Dene Stringfellow – 23/10/2016 23:58hrs

2016 Provisional Results

The provisional results of the 2016 Abingdon Marathon can be accessed via the Results webpage of Shoot4Goal, our 2016 event chip timing provider.

A slightly cut down version of the results is now also available on our Results page.

Dene Stringfellow – 23/10/2016 23:53hrs

2016 Special Event Order Notice

Please Note: The Special Event Order Notice issued by Oxfordshire County Council detailing road closures and diversions that will be in place for the duration of the 2016 Abingdon Marathon is available to view here.

Dene Stringfellow – 04/10/2016 10:52hrs

2016 Race Packs Update

All entrants’ race packs were sent in the post last week. Entrants should receive their race packs by the end of this week at the latest.

Please allow for postal delays and do not email about potential missing packs before Monday, 10th October.

Dene Stringfellow – 03/10/2016 22:55hrs

2016 Race Photography Update

The Official Race Photography webpage for the 2016 Abingdon Marathon is now available at SussexSportPhotography where you can now register your email address to receive updates and news about when the gallery of photographs will be available to view.

Purchases will be able to be made directly from the SussexSportPhotography website. A great way to remember the day!

Dene Stringfellow – 13/06/2016 12:53hrs

2016 Army Entries Update

If you wish to enter as part of the Army championships, please visit the Contact page and send a message to the Entries Co–ordinator including the subject title: AM – Army Entry Enquiry along with your details to request an entry.

Please note that places will be issued on a first come first served basis as places are limited.

Please see our FAQ Section for what to do if you wish to change places with another runner.

Dene Stringfellow – 26/04/2016 12:55hrs

2016 Entries Closed – Race Full

The race is now full. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please visit the Contact page and send a message to the Entries Co–ordinator including the subject title: AM – Waiting List Enquiry along with your details and request to be added to the list.

You will then receive further instructions/correspondence from the Entries Co–ordinator to complete/confirm your registration on the waiting list.

Please see our FAQ Section for what to do if you wish to change places with another runner.

Dene Stringfellow – 26/04/2016 12:54hrs

2016 Online Registration Now Closed!

Online registration for the 2016 Abingdon Marathon is now closed.

A handful of places remain that will be issued on a first come first served basis. Please visit the Contact page and send a message to the Entries Co–ordinator including the subject title: AM – Entry Enquiry along with your details.

If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, again, please visit the Contact page and send a message to the Entries Co–ordinator including the subject title: AM – Waiting List Enquiry along with your details and request to be added to the list.

You will then receive further instructions/correspondence from the Entries Co–ordinator to complete/confirm your registration on the waiting list.

Please see our FAQ Section for what to do if you wish to change places with another runner.

Dene Stringfellow – 26/04/2016 12:50hrs

2016 Race Registration Now Open!

Sincere apologies for the delay. A web server hardware failure has resulted in the late opening of registration for the 2016 Abingdon Marathon.

Registration for the 2016 Abingdon Marathon is now open! The 2016 Online Entry Form can be accessed by visiting the Race Entry webpage or, directly, via the Run Britain website.

Please ensure you have your EA licence details to hand, if you are an affiliated club member to ensure you receive the affiliated discount. If you do not have those details to hand, please contact your club secretary to obtain your licence details. In addition, please remember to make sure you complete the online entry form appropriately to ensure you are entered for the relevant championship event(s).

Please Note: Online entry will be the only method of registration accepted for this race.

Dene Stringfellow – 15/02/2016 11:51hrs

2016 Race Details Notice

The next Abingdon Marathon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 23rd October 2016. Entry registration (online only) is scheduled to open this year at 9:00am on Monday, 15th February.

Please note, as registration has consistently closed within a month of registration opening, it is advisable that anyone considering entering the event registers promptly to avoid disappointment.

Dene Stringfellow – 07/02/2016 01:28hrs

Marathon World Record!

A new world record for the fastest time running a marathon has been set by Jessica Bruce while pushing her baby son, Daniel, in a buggy, recording a time of 03:17:52. See the press coverage below:

BBC
Huffington Post
Runner’s World
Telegraph
Wales Online

Dene Stringfellow – 24/10/2015 08:10hrs

2016 Race Details TBC

Details of the 2016 Abingdon Marathon will be announced here in due course on this website once the race organising committee has had a chance to review the 2015 race.

Dene Stringfellow – 22/10/2015 20:10hrs

Full 2015 Results Now Available

The full finalised results for the 2015 Abingdon Marathon can now be downloaded from our website via the Past Results webpage – found under the Archives section – in addition to the individual results provided on the Shoot4Goal Results webpage.

Dene Stringfellow – 22/10/2015 19:57hrs

2015 Race Photographs Now Online!

The official race photographs from the 2015 Abingdon Marathon are now all online and can be accessed via the website of the official event race photographer, SussexSportPhotography.

Approaching 33,000 photographs are available to view! We hope you enjoy the results.

Many thanks as ever to SussexSportPhotography for their efficient and professional service.

Dene Stringfellow – 21/10/2015 13:36hrs

A Very Big Thank You To Everyone!

A very big Thank You to everyone for once again helping to make the 2015 Abingdon Marathon another great success – our marshals, all our support services, our helpers and the supporters around the course and, last but not least, the runners.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Dene Stringfellow – 19/10/2015 00:28hrs

2015 Provisional Results

The provisional results of the 2015 Abingdon Marathon can be accessed via the Results webpage of Shoot4Goal, our 2015 event chip timing provider.

A slightly cut down version of the results is now also available on our Results page.

Dene Stringfellow – 18/10/2015 23:53hrs

2015 Race Start Notice

Owing to traffic management restrictions the start of the 2015 Abingdon Marathon, scheduled for 09:00hrs on Sunday, 18th October, can only be delayed by up to 15 minutes. In the event the race is not under way by 09:15hrs the race will unfortunately have to be cancelled.

Gary Richards – 23/09/2015 11:51hrs

2015 Urgent Request For Marshals

Each year the Abingdon Marathon relies upon the support of volunteers to help marshal the course. The 2015 Abingdon Marathon is urgently in need of more marshals. No previous experience is required.

If you and/or someone you know would be willing to help, please contact the Chief Marshal via the Contact form. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated. In addition to a free t–shirt, hot drink and food vouchers, all marshals are invited to attend the post race function (venue tbc).

Dene Stringfellow – 23/09/2015 05:40hrs

2015 Race Photography Update

The Official Race Photography webpage for the 2015 Abingdon Marathon is now available at SussexSportPhotography where you can now register your email address to receive updates and news about when the gallery of photographs will be available to view.

Purchases will be able to be made directly from the SussexSportPhotography website. A great way to remember the day!

Dene Stringfellow – 14/08/2015 15:34hrs

2015 Army Entries Update

If you wish to enter as part of the Army championships, please visit the Contact page and send a message to the Entries Co–ordinator including the subject title: AM – Army Entry Enquiry along with your details to request an entry.

Please note that places will be issued on a first come first served basis as places are limited.

Please see our FAQ Section for what to do if you wish to change places with another runner.

Dene Stringfellow – 21/04/2015 12:15hrs

2015 Waiting List Update

The race is now full. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please visit the Contact page and send a message to the Entries Co–ordinator including the subject title: AM – Waiting List Enquiry along with your details and request to be added to the list.

You will then receive further instructions/correspondence from the Entries Co–ordinator to complete/confirm your registration on the waiting list.

Please see our FAQ Section for what to do if you wish to change places with another runner.

Dene Stringfellow – 21/04/2015 12:15hrs

2015 Online Registration Now Closed!

Online registration for the 2015 Abingdon Marathon is now closed. Once again, the race has filled up in record time – just 22 days this time round.

A handful of places remain that will be issued on a first come first served basis. Please visit the Contact page and send a message to the Entries Co–ordinator including the subject title: AM – Entry Enquiry along with your details.

If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, again, please visit the Contact page and send a message to the Entries Co–ordinator including the subject title: AM – Waiting List Enquiry along with your details and request to be added to the list.

You will then receive further instructions/correspondence from the Entries Co–ordinator to complete/confirm your registration on the waiting list.

Please see our FAQ Section for what to do if you wish to change places with another runner.

Dene Stringfellow – 16/04/2015 11:59hrs

2015 Entries Update

The number of entries received for the 2015 Abindgon Marathon has now exceeded 800. This means the race is already over two thirds full.

Anyone considering entering the race is advised to register promptly to ensure their place.

Dene Stringfellow – 17/03/2015 12:20hrs

2015 Race Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2015 Abingdon Marathon is now open! The 2015 Online Entry Form can be accessed by visiting the Race Entry webpage or, directly, via the Run Britain website.

Please ensure you have your EA licence details to hand, if you are an affiliated club member to ensure you receive the affiliated discount. If you do not have those details to hand, please contact your club secretary to obtain your licence details. In addition, please remember to make sure you complete the online entry form appropriately to ensure you are entered for the relevant championship event(s).

Please Note: Online entry will be the only method of registration accepted for this race.

Dene Stringfellow – 02/03/2015 09:00hrs

2015 Registration Opening Deferred

Unfortunately, owing a delay in the approval of the race licence application, online registration for the 2015 Abingdon Marathon will now no longer be opening on Monday morning.

Hopefully this will be resolved fairly quickly. As soon as the race licence has been approved online registration will be opened and a notice to that effect will be placed here on the website.

Dene Stringfellow – 27/02/2015 14:43hrs

2015 Race Details Notice

The next Abingdon Marathon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 18th October 2015. Entry registration (online only) will open slightly later this year at 9:00am on Monday, 2nd March.

Please note, as registration has consistently closed within a month of registration opening, it is advisable that anyone considering entering the event registers promptly to avoid disappointment.

Dene Stringfellow – 16/01/2015 19:30hrs

2015 Race Details TBC

Details of the 2015 Abingdon Marathon will be announced here in due course on this website once the race organising committee has had a chance to review the 2014 race.

Dene Stringfellow – 22/10/2014 12:04hrs

2014 Race Photographs Now Online!

All the official race photographs from the 2014 Milton Park Abingdon Marathon are now online and can be accessed via the website of the official event race photographer, SussexSportPhotography.

Over 26,000 photographs are available to view! We hope you enjoy the results.

Many thanks as ever to SussexSportPhotography for their efficient and professional service.

Dene Stringfellow – 20/10/2014 20:40hrs

Full 2014 Results Now Available

The full results for the 2014 Abingdon Marathon can now also be downloaded from our website via the Past Results webpage – found under the Archives section – in addition to the individual results provided on the HS Sports Results webpage.

Dene Stringfellow – 19/10/2014 21:08hrs

A Very Big Thank You To Everyone!

A very big Thank You to everyone for once again helping to make the 2014 Milton Park Abingdon Marathon another great success – our marshals, all our support services, our helpers and the supporters around the course and, last but not least, the runners.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Dene Stringfellow – 19/10/2014 21:08hrs

2014 Race Packs Update

All entrants’ race packs were sent in the post last week. Entrants should receive their race packs by the end of this week at the latest.

Please allow for postal delays and do not email about potential missing packs before Monday, 6th October.

Dene Stringfellow – 29/09/2014 12:55hrs

2014 Race Photography Update

The Official Race Photography webpage for the 2014 Milton Park Abingdon Marathon is now available at SussexSportPhotography where you can now register your email address to receive updates and news about when the gallery of photographs will be available to view.

Purchases will be able to be made directly from the SussexSportPhotography website. A great way to remember the day!

Dene Stringfellow – 24/09/2014 19:15hrs

2014 Transfers Deadline Notice

Please note that all race entry transfers need to be completed by Saturday, 20th September. Any transfers completed after that date will be invalid.

Dene Stringfellow – 16/09/2014 12:25hrs

2014 Waiting List Now Full

Following the closure of entries in February the waiting list for the 2014 Milton Park Abingdon Marathon is now closed.

The waiting list has now exceeded 150 applicants. Realistically, for any person requesting to be added to the waiting list there is no chance of reaching the top of the list and we need to be fair to everyone.

Runners can still change places by following the instructions under the FAQ Section.

Dene Stringfellow – 05/06/2014 23:25hrs

2014 Registration Now Closed!

Registration for the 2014 Milton Park Abingdon Marathon is now closed. Once again, the race has filled up in record time – just 22 days this time round.

If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please visit the Contact page and send a message to the Entries Co–ordinator including the subject title: AM – Waiting List Enquiry along with your details and request to be added to the list.

You will then receive further instructions/correspondence from the Entries Co–ordinator to complete/confirm your registration on the waiting list.

Please see our FAQ Section for what to do if you wish to change places with another runner.

Dene Stringfellow – 26/02/2014 16:30hrs

2014 Entries Further Update

The 2014 Milton Park Abindgon Marathon has now received in excess of 1,000 entries after just 18 days. This means the race is already over 90% full.

Anyone still considering entering the race is advised to register promptly to ensure their place.

Dene Stringfellow – 22/02/2014 07:55hrs

2014 Entries Update

The number of entries received for the 2014 Milton Park Abindgon Marathon has already exceeded 550 in just over 48 hours. This means the race is already half–filled.

Anyone considering entering the race is advised to register promptly to ensure their place.

Dene Stringfellow – 06/02/2014 10:55hrs

2014 Race Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2014 Milton Park Abingdon Marathon is now open! The 2014 Online Entry Form can be accessed by visiting the Race Entry webpage or, directly, via the Run Britain website.

Please ensure you have your EA licence details to hand, if you are an affiliated club member to ensure you receive the affiliated discount. If you do not have those details to hand, please contact your club secretary to obtain your licence details. In addition, please remember to make sure you complete the online entry form appropriately to ensure you are entered for the relevant championship event(s).

Please Note: Online entry will be the only method of registration accepted for this race.

Dene Stringfellow – 04/02/2014 08:35hrs

2014 Registration Opening Delayed

Registration for the 2014 Milton Park Abingdon Marathon has been delayed. There has been a delay in the approval of the race licence. Apologies for the inconvenience. As soon as this has been resolved a notice will be posted here on this website.

Dene Stringfellow – 01/02/2014 09:01hrs

2014 Online Registration Update

Online entry will be the only method of registration accepted for this race.

Please ensure you have your EA licence details to hand, if you are an affiliated club member to ensure you receive the affiliated discount. If you do not have those details to hand, please contact your club secretary to obtain your licence details.

In addition, please remember to make sure you complete the online entry form appropriately to ensure you are entered for the relevant championship event(s).

Dene Stringfellow – 21/01/2014 10:25hrs

2014 Race Details Notice

The 2014 Milton Park Abingdon Marathon will take place on Sunday, 19th October 2014. Entry registration will open at 9:00am on Saturday, 1st February in 11 days’s time.

Please note, as registration closed after just 27 days for the 2013 race, it is important that anyone considering entering our event registers promptly to avoid disappointment.

Dene Stringfellow – 21/01/2014 10:20hrs

2014 Race Details TBC

The details of the 2014 Abingdon Marathon are to be confirmed at the next race committee meeting scheduled to take place on the evening of Monday, 20th January. Confirmation of the race details will appear here the following day.

Dene Stringfellow – 14/01/2014 15:15hrs

Full 2013 Results Now Available

The full results for the 2013 Abingdon Marathon can now also be downloaded from our website via the Past Results webpage – found under the Archives section – in addition to the individual results provided on the HS Sports Results webpage.

Dene Stringfellow – 31/10/2013 15:55hrs

Next Race Date Update

The date and time of the next Abingdon Marathon will first be announced in due course here on this website, as will the date and time of the opening of entry registration.

Please Note: Any related correspondence sent to the Entries Secretary will not be answered.

Dene Stringfellow – 29/10/2013 08:24hrs

A Very Big Thank You To Everyone!

A very big Thank You to everyone for once again helping to make the 2013 Abingdon Marathon another great success – our marshals, all our support services, our helpers and the supporters around the course and, last but not least, the runners.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Dene Stringfellow – 20/10/2013 22:45hrs

2013 Race Photography Reminder

The Official Race Photography webpage for the 2013 Abingdon Marathon is now available at SussexSportPhotography where you can now register your email address to receive updates and news about when the gallery of photographs will be available to view.

Purchases will be able to be made directly from the SussexSportPhotography website. A great way to remember the day!

Dene Stringfellow – 02/10/2013 17:40hrs

2013 Transfers Closed

Please Note: The facility for number transfers is now closed. No further transfers will be accepted.

If you have any queries about an existing transfer initiated before the transfer deadline please contact the Entries Secretary via the contact form.

Dene Stringfellow – 18/09/2013 09:38hrs

IMPORTANT NOTE: All Competitors & Supporters!

Parking on the local estates off Dunmore Road will result in support from Oxfordshire Highways being withdrawn. Any complaints from local residents to Oxfordshire Highways will jeopardise future marathons.

You have been warned!!!

Dene Stringfellow – 03/08/2013 10:18hrs

2013 Race Now Full

Please note that the race is now full and we have taken as many entries as we can.

Once again, the race has filled up in under a month.

Dene Stringfellow – 27/02/2013 19:50hrs

2013 Online Entries Now Closed!

Please note that online registration for the 2013 Abingdon Marathon is now closed.

The speed which the online places fill necessitates that a cap is placed on the online entries. Some places therefore still remain via postal entry route. Please get you entry in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Dene Stringfellow – 06/02/2013 14:30hrs

Online Registration Update

If you are experiencing issues registering with the Run Britain online registration system, use follow the instructions to make sure you are entering the correctly registered information relating your licence number, as follows:

  • 1) Check the licence card/documentation you will have received from British Athletics (formerly UKA) for your correct registration information.
  • 2) The licence check validation tool is case sensitive. Your registration details entered by your club membership secretary could have been entered in all lower case letters, all upper case letters or lower case letters with initial capital letters (– as would be normally expected).
  • 3) Your club membership secretary could have entered a diminutive version of your forename – for example: Chris instead of Christopher.
  • 4) If none of the above resolve your online registration issues, you should contact your club membership secretary to confirm your exact registration details.


Dene Stringfellow – 04/02/2013 09:04hrs

2013 Race Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2013 Abingdon Marathon is now open! You can download the 2013 Entry Form from the Race Entry webpage. Online entry registration is also available now via the Run Britain website.

Please Note: Entry forms will not be accepted by email.

Dene Stringfellow – 01/02/2013 09:00hrs

5–hour Time Limit Notice!

Please Note: In order to meet the requirements for the Abingdon Marathon to go ahead, any runner who is deemed unable to complete the course within the 5–hour time limit will be asked to stop and withdraw from the race. Please refer to the answer to Question 27 in the FAQ Section of this website.

Should the runner decide to continue, the runner will be advised that all marshals and support personnel will be stood down once the 5–hour time limit has been reached and he/she will be continuing at his/her own risk. No results will be provided for any runner finishing outside the stipulated time limit of 5 hours.

The decision will be at the sole discretion of the Race Director on the day and will be final.

Dene Stringfellow – 09/01/2013 17:25hrs

2013 Race Registration Notice

Registration will open for the 2013 Abingdon Marathon at 9:00am on Friday, 1st February 2013.

As registration had closed within 3 weeks for the 2012 race, it is important that anyone considering entering our event registers promptly to avoid disappointment.

Dene Stringfellow – 09/01/2013 17:10hrs

2013 Registration Update

The date for the opening of registration for the 2013 Abingdon Marathon will be posted here in due course, once the council have given the go–ahead. Watch this space.

Julian Moore – 27/11/2012 12:52hrs

Full 2012 Results Now Available

The full results for the 2012 Abingdon Marathon can now also be downloaded from our website via the Past Results webpage – found under the Archives section – as well as from the HS Sports Results webpage.

Dene Stringfellow – 23/10/2012 04:38hrs

Big Thank You To Everyone Involved

A very big Thank You to everyone involved for helping to make the 2012 Abingdon Marathon another resounding success. In particular, we would like to thank our marshals, all our support services and race officials, our helpers and the supporters out on the course as well as the runners for their contributions.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Dene Stringfellow – 21/10/2012 20:37hrs

2012 Race Photography Reminder

The Official Race Photography webpage for the 2012 Abingdon Marathon is now available at SussexSportPhotography where you can now register your email address to receive updates and news about when the gallery of photographs will be available to view.

Purchases will be able to be made directly from the SussexSportPhotography website. A great way to remember the day!

Dene Stringfellow – 21/10/2012 20:35hrs

2012 Provisional Results

The provisional results of the 2012 Abingdon Marathon can be accessed via the Results webpage of HS Sports Ltd, our 2012 event chip timing provider. Our thanks go to the HS Sports team for providing their excellent and efficient service.

A slightly cut down version of the results is now also available on our Results page.

Dene Stringfellow – 21/10/2012 20:13hrs

Royal Mail Releases Race Packs

Race packs 1 to 600 have now been released by Royal Mail and the remaining race packs have now been posted, so the race packs should be delivered very shortly.

Apologies to everyone for the delays on behalf of the organising team.

Dene Stringfellow – 02/10/2012 16:59hrs

2012 Race Packs Further Update

Unfortunately there has been a problem with the first batches of race packs sent out this week. It seems that the envelopes are thicker than allowed for second class postage (due to the different timing chips we are using this year) and as a result the packs have been stopped by the Royal Mail.

Royal Mail has been contacted today and payment of the excess postage has been made. The packs should be released early next week. This affects entrants numbers 1 to 600. Hopefully this won’t be the case but it is possible inevitable that some people may be asked to pay excess postage and even a £1.00 admin fee by the post office. If this happens please email the Entries Secretary via the contact form and you will be reimbursed.

Dene Stringfellow – 28/09/2012 23:59hrs

2012 Race Photography Update

The Official Race Photography webpage for the 2012 Abingdon Marathon is now available at SussexSportPhotography where you can now register your email address to receive updates and news about when the gallery of photographs will be available to view.

Purchases will be able to be made directly from the SussexSportPhotography website. A great way to remember the day!

Dene Stringfellow – 26/09/2012 23:52hrs

2012 Race Packs Update

Race packs are now being prepared and there will be no further changes to numbers. They are being sent out in batches over the next week so you will receive them at different times.

Please allow for postal delays and do not email about potential missing packs until 10th October 2012.

Tracey Prior – 25/09/2012 21:19hrs

2012 Transfers Closed

Please Note: The deadline for number transfers – Sunday, 23rd September – has now passed. No further transfers will be accepted.

If you have any queries about an existing transfer initiated before the transfer deadline please contact the Entries Secretary via the contact form.

Dene Stringfellow – 25/09/2012 17:48hrs

2012 Transfers Deadline Update

Please Note: The final day number transfers can be accepted is Sunday, 23rd September. No number transfers will be accepted after that date.

If you have any queries about an existing or in–process transfer please contact the Entries Secretary via the contact form.

Dene Stringfellow – 13/09/2012 07:35hrs

2012 Waiting List Full

Following the closure of entries in the middle of February the waiting list for the 2012 Abingdon Marathon is now also closed.

The waiting list has now exceeded 100. Realistically, for any person requesting to be added to the waiting list there is no chance of reaching the top of the list and we need to be fair to everyone.

Runners can still change places by following the instructions under the FAQ Section.

Dene Stringfellow – 17/03/2012 10:30hrs

2012 Waiting List Notice

If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please download an entry form, write “WAITING LIST” at the top and send it along with your cheque to the address provided at the bottom of the form.

Once your form has been received you will receive an email telling you your place on the list and what will happen after that. Your cheque will not be cashed unless you get a place.

You will only be placed on the waiting list once your form and cheque have been received – no email submissions please. You will be notified by email as soon as you have a place.

Please see our FAQ Section for what to do if you wish to change places with another runner.

Tracey Prior – 20/02/2012 19:53hrs

2012 Race Full

The race is now full and we have taken as many entries as we can.

Once again, the race has filled up in record time. Entry registration this year closed at just after midday on Friday, 17th February.

Dene Stringfellow – 20/02/2012 19:50hrs

2012 Online Entries Now Live!

The Runners World online entries went live at around 16:00hrs this afternoon.

We would like to apologise for the delay and thank you again for your patience.

Dene Stringfellow – 07/02/2012 16:16hrs

2012 Race Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 2012 Abingdon Marathon is now open! You can download the 2012 Entry Form from the Race Entry webpage. Online entry registration at Runner’s World will follow shortly.

Please Note: Entry forms will not be accepted by email.

Dene Stringfellow – 01/02/2012 09:00hrs

2012 Race Registration Notice

Registration will open for the 2012 Abingdon Marathon at 9:00am on Wednesday, 1st February 2012.

As registration had closed by the beginning of March for the 2011 race, it is important that anyone considering entering our event registers promptly to avoid disappointment.

Dene Stringfellow – 22/12/2011 23:01hrs

2011 Race Photographs Now Online!

All the official race photographs from the 2011 Abingdon Marathon are now available and can be accessed via the website of the official event race photographer, SussexSportPhotography.

Over 28,000 photographs are available to view! We hope you enjoy the results.

Many thanks again to SussexSportPhotography for providing such an efficient service.

Dene Stringfellow – 18/10/2011 20:20hrs

Full 2011 Results Now Available

The full results for the 2011 Abingdon Marathon can now also be downloaded from our website via the Past Results webpage – found under the Archives section – as well as the HS Sports Results webpage.

The cut–down version of the results available on our Results page has also been updated to incorporate all the corrections received so far.

Dene Stringfellow – 18/10/2011 11:22hrs

Big Thank You To Everyone!

A big Thank You goes to everyone for helping to make our 2011 event another great success – our marshals, all our support services, our helpers and the supporters around the course – not forgetting the runners, of course.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Dene Stringfellow – 17/10/2011 08:55hrs

2011 Official Race Photographs

Race photographs from the 2011 Abingdon Marathon will be available shortly and can be accessed via the website of the official event race photographer, SussexSportPhotography.

An estimated 31,000 photographs were taken around the course yesterday by the official race photographers, so it may a take a short time to get them all reviewed and processed. We are sure everyone will be pleased with the results.

Our thanks go to SussexSportPhotography for providing this service to our event.

Dene Stringfellow – 17/10/2011 08:30hrs

2011 Provisional Results

The full provisional results for the 2011 Abingdon Marathon can be accessed via the Results webpage of HS Sports Ltd, our 2011 event chip timing provider. Our thanks go to the HS Sports team for providing an excellent and efficient service.

A slightly cut down version of the results is now also available on our Results page.

Dene Stringfellow – 17/10/2011 08:12hrs

Updated Race Day Instructions

An updated copy of the Race Day Instructions is available to read and download here. Please make sure you read them!

Dene Stringfellow – 09/10/2011 23:45hrs

Race Packs Notice

The race packs will be sent out in the post this morning (Monday, 26th September). If you are unable to race please return your timing chip in the envelope provided.

Dene Stringfellow – 26/09/2011 07:58hrs

Number Transfers Notice

Please note that any requests for number transfers must be received by 21:00hrs on 15th September. No transfers will be accepted after that time!

Dene Stringfellow – 02/09/2011 11:42hrs

2011 Start Time Revised!

In order to avoid a clash with the set up for the Abingdon Runaway Fair and to comply with the requirements of the Oxfordshire County Council Highways Department the start of this year’s race has had to be brought forward slightly.

The 2011 Abingdon Marathon will start 15 minutes earlier than usual at 08:45hrs. Be sure to arrive in plenty of time!

Dene Stringfellow – 03/08/2011 14:39hrs

Marathon Places Available!

Grove House Hospice in St Albans has some marathon places available. They ask that you raise at least £200 for them.

If you are interested please contact Emma Taylor on 01727 731022.

Dene Stringfellow – 22/07/2011 14:52hrs

2011 Waiting List Full

Following the closure of entries at the beginning of March the waiting list for the 2011 Abingdon Marathon is now also closed.

The waiting list has now exceeded 100. Realistically, for any person requesting to be added to the waiting list there is no chance of reaching the top of the list and we need to be fair to everyone.

Dene Stringfellow – 24/03/2011 02:53hrs

No Longer Able To Run

If you have entered the 2011 Abingdon Marathon but are now no longer able to run please refer to the FAQ Section for answers to your questions on how to proceed.

The FAQ Section covers the event’s Deferral Policy, Refund Policy and Number Transfers.

Dene Stringfellow – 24/03/2011 03:14hrs

2011 Race Full

The race is now full and we have taken as many entries as we can.

If you wish to be placed on the waiting list please download an entry form, write “WAITING LIST” on the top and send it with your cheque to PO Box 57, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 6XR.

You will only be placed on the waiting list once your form and cheque have been received – no email submissions please.

You will be notified by email as soon as you have a place. Most people tend to drop out around June to August so it will be some time before you hear anything. Last year we were able to place around 100 people on the waiting list but obviously cannot guarantee that the same number of places will become available again this year. Once the number of people on the waiting list reaches 100 the waiting list will be closed.

Please see our FAQ Section for what to do if you wish to change places with another runner.

Tracey Prior – 03/03/2011 13:20hrs

2011 Entries Update

The number of entries received at the end of the first week has already reached 500.

It is vey unlikely the race will not be full by the end of this month, never mind March or April!

Please ensure you register promptly to ensure your place.

Dene Stringfellow – 09/02/2011 10:28hrs

2011 Online Entries Live

The Runners World online entries went live at around 10:15hrs earlier today.

We would like to apologise for the delay and thank you for your patience.

Dene Stringfellow – 02/02/2011 23:58hrs

2011 Online Entries Update

Unfortunately, for reasons beyond our control, there has been a delay in the activation of the Runners World online entries system for the 2011 race. We had been advised that this should have been resolved yesterday afternoon, but that has not been the case and online entries remain unavailable at this time.

We would appreciate your patience and understanding while this is resolved. The website will be updated when the online entries are available.

Tracey Prior – 02/02/2011 06:08hrs

UK Top 10 Marathon Ranking

The Abingdon Marathon has recently been voted as one of the best marathons in the UK in the annual review of events by Runners World.

“With a road course so flat it could have been devised with a spirit level, and a route that takes in the medieval town centre and some Thames–side country villages, the Abingdon Marathon is the perfect test.”

Read the full Races of the Year 2010 review for more information.

Gary Richards – 08/01/2011 10:09hrs

Abingdon Ranked Top For PBs

In a 2010 poll by Runners World readers the Abingdon Marathon was ranked the top in the country for PB potential.

There’s a reason why the Abingdon Marathon is perennially popular with Britain’s club runners – it’s a veritable checklist for marathon success. Join the crowds heading to Oxfordshire and you’ll be treated to a flat course, chip timing, regular drinks stations, and plenty of spots to shout encouragement around the two–lap course. Despite a few minor changes for 2009, the race’s tried–and–tested road course still passes through Abingdon before heading out to encompass the villages of Drayton, Milton, and Sutton Courtenay.

“This race sets the standards that club–organised events should aim to mimic. It’s an RW forum party, a Fetch frolic, a PB hunter’s autumn target and altogether a great day out. Eleven out of ten.” Blisters

The latest Runners World reviews of our race can be read here.

Gary Richards – 08/01/2011 10:09hrs

 

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