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iandiddams
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« on: July 29, 2019, 09:17:43 AM »

Yes I know there is HHH Smiley

Looking at banbury parkrun Saturday morning...

Anybody ever travel to it from the festival? Driving wont be convenient so was thinking of cycling along the canal... but do the railway shuttles
run early enough etc to be in banbury by eg 0830? And being fair, is That "ok" to use them thus?

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2019, 12:19:17 PM »

DMOR!  Buses start too late to get there on time.  Rail station is a mile form parkrun. Though bus statioin much closer it seems.

so its down to cycling/running there and back
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2019, 01:17:50 PM »

unless anybody else knows different ...  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2019, 08:57:22 AM »

Canal towpath ain't too good in places for cycling, Ian. You could end up doing a triathlon.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2019, 01:06:05 PM »

LOL!
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2019, 02:14:30 PM »

As a fellow athlete I suggest you run from Cropredy to the Parkrun, do the Parkrun then run back to Cropredy.  Should be close to 10 miles or 1100-1200 calories.  You could then consume a giant Welsh Oggie, a jam doughnut and a couple of pints at the bar without feeling any guilt whatsoever.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2019, 02:31:00 PM »


As a fellow athlete I suggest you run from Cropredy to the Parkrun, do the Parkrun then run back to Cropredy.  Should be close to 10 miles or 1100-1200 calories.  You could then consume a giant Welsh Oggie, a jam doughnut and a couple of pints at the bar without feeling any guilt whatsoever.  Grin


And be back in time to catch the car boot sale at the cricket club, before said refreshment consumption!

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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2019, 04:40:04 PM »


As a fellow athlete I suggest you run from Cropredy to the Parkrun, do the Parkrun then run back to Cropredy.  Should be close to 10 miles or 1100-1200 calories.  You could then consume a giant Welsh Oggie, a jam doughnut and a couple of pints at the bar without feeling any guilt whatsoever.  Grin


If I could manage the best part of a HM Id do it Wardi - but the thought had crossed my mind :-)

Just about managing 10Ks at the moment (only back running after 7 years post hip replacement in 2012!)

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2019, 08:20:27 AM »

Looks nlike running there, doing the PR then bus back from the bus station which seems closer than the rail station...  Im not up to 10+ miles in my legs yet (ony restarted running a year ago, after 7 years out following a total right hip replacement)

secondary query regarding fares here :-)
http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=46269.0

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2019, 11:01:24 AM »

I may well join you, Ian. Leave Cropredy at 8am, parkrun at 9am, bus back. We should get plenty of room on the bus...  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2019, 01:16:20 PM »


I may well join you, Ian. Leave Cropredy at 8am, parkrun at 9am, bus back. We should get plenty of room on the bus...  Wink


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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2019, 05:46:10 PM »

I might be up for that one, but I was considering running the Hash this year.
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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2019, 10:02:55 PM »


I might be up for that one, but I was considering running the Hash this year.


how was the ahsh?  I had considered doing both but by the time Id run to banbury and done the PR (got a lift back with a couple mof other festival runners I met at parkrun - thanks steve and john :-)  ) I thought better of it and went and bought some vinyl at the boot fair instead!

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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2019, 10:58:11 AM »

Posterity/Interest note...

I ran out through Great Boughton to the A423, then into Banbury.  At the Henneth Way roundabout turn left and shortly there is a path down to the left which leads to a car park at Spiceball park very near the meeting point.

When you reach the A423 there is no path for about a mile until the next road from the left...  looking at a map again there is a road CROW LANE jin Great Broughton that would avopid this no path part and saves 0.1 miles! LOL.

The canal path is probably the niver route but is another 0.5 miles FTR etc.

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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2019, 12:25:00 PM »

We met a couple of parkrunners as we were crossing  to Field 4 after breakfasting at the Village Hall. One of them was in a Banstead Woods top, so if that was someone on here can I repeat my congratulations to you, and everyone else, for getting there! My home event  is Ally Pally which convenient for pilgrimages to Fairport!
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