The history and scale of last year’s Newton Oxford Town and Gown was a complete surprise to 25 year old Charlie Parnell, who was the first woman across the line.
Charlie, from Bicester ran the Newton Oxford Town and Gown 10k because she wanted to a local, traffic free race to help towards her half marathon training. She came in at an incredible 36.05 and said: “Little did I know how big the turn out would be! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The stories told at the prize giving were incredibly inspiring.”
The run is part of the Newton Town and Gown series which includes Cambridge and Leicester. Last year in total the three races attracted over 8000 runners and brought in a total income of £262,000. Male winner last year, Noah Hurton, 21, from Penrith, said the run offers outstanding supporter support as people run through beautiful Oxford.
Race Director Jessie Keighley said: “The entire event is organised and funded by Muscular Dystrophy UK to raise money for our research work. Everyone taking part is encouraged to fundraise or make a donation when registering, because the registration fee only covers the cost of putting on the event.”
To sign up for this year’s Newton Oxford Town and Gown: visit: https:/https://www.townandgown10k.com/oxford/