The Club has organised the Mota-vation Summer Road Race Series since the late 1980s, a series of five road races, each approximately four miles, held monthly at various venues in Oxfordshire on Thursday nights.

The Club is competing in the Oxfordshire AA Grand Prix Race Series and the first Mota-vation Race often forms part of that series too.

This year will be the 32nd running of Mota-vation. All the details will be posted below.

Chip timing will again be provided by Tempo Events.

Mota-vation 2019

Postal entries for this year’s Mota-vation race series have now closed.
After the record number of runners at Combe, we regret that no more new entries will be taken for this season. Anyone who has entered for previous races will still be able to pay for further races on the night.

Please click here for further details.

Races run under UKA licence 2019-38066

The following is a summary of changes that will be implemented this year.

  1. Following last year’s enforced course change at Charlton, due to a road accident blocking the normal route, we will again run that simple two lap course, thus omitting the part of the course that turned right in the village of Oddington. This course has yet to be measured accurately, but is approximately 5.2 miles. We expect to run a single race but, if numbers and/or conditions require a “thinner” field over the first mile, we reserve the right to have separate starts for men and ladies, with the ladies starting five minutes after the men.
  2. As the Marston Ferry Road ground is almost certainly not available to us with Oxford Harlequins RFC having moved out and temporary buildings for the Swan Academy being erected, Race 5 will be run off-road at Stratfield Brake, which is our “home” at the south end of Kidlington. We will use both grass pitches and paths off the playing fields, with a two lap course that will be approximately four miles in length (but not certified). Stratfield Brake has a large pavilion with bar and changing rooms, so is a particularly suitable venue for the final race and for prizegiving. Running entirely off road, too, means that we need be less concerned about failing light if the weather is bad. There is limited parking at Stratfield Brake itself, and runners will be banned from parking in the slip road nearby, but the Water Eaton Park & Ride is only a ten minute walk/five minute jog away (current fee £2).
  3. As announced at the end of the last series, both men’s and ladies’ teams will comprise six runners (no change for men, but up from three for ladies). To compensate for smaller clubs, the “dummy place rule” will be relaxed to permit up to two dummy places for A teams in any race (dropping the maximum of two races).

Otherwise all will be the same as in the past. Dates and start times are:

Race 102/05/19Charlton-on-Otmoor7.00pmMore infoResults
Race 230/05/19
pp 6/6/19
Bletchingdon
7.15pm*
7.10pm
More info Results
Race 327/06/19Combe I7.30pmMore info Results
Race 425/07/19Combe II7.30pmMore info Results
Race 529/08/19Stratfield Brake7.00pmMore info

*  Subject to change if the bus company changes its schedule….

We look forward to seeing everyone at Stratfield Brake for the final Mota-vation of the series!

Team Scores

Team scores post Race 3:

Men

Total Team Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5
411 Witney A 102 71 152 86
531 Abingdon A 146 124 131 130
832 Headington A 193 187 243 209
847 Alchester A 140 213 179 315
853 Oxford City 325 270 126 132
934 Eynsham A 306 178 224 226
1194 Witney B 286 305 374 229
1230 Cherwell A 336 260 305 329
1498 Woodstock A 369 500 327 302
1644 Headington B 429 347 469 399
1818 Abingdon B 477 448 456 437
2089 Alchester B 411 557 530 591
2216 Hook Norton A 621 488 576 531
2360 Witney C 662 564 714 420
2487 Headington C 560 533 706 688
2493 Eynsham B 665 628 517 683
2808 Cherwell B 816 549 744 699
2856 Abingdon C 677 767 720 692
2942 Banbury 802 812 710 618
3308 Headington D 771 753 918 866
3544 Witney D 1055 872 926 691
4186 Bicester Tri 815 686 685 2000
4552 Witney E 1295 1134 1238 885

Ladies

Total Team Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5
227 Headington A 65 63 58 41
525 Witney A 166 122 115 122
641 Alchester A 109 143 167 222
666 Abingdon A 134 151 207 174
781 Headington B 202 228 157 194
1200 Eynsham A 327 309 374 190
1239 Witney B 448 242 244 305
1518 Headington C 392 455 294 377
1541 Hook Norton 542 331 432 236
1967 Witney C 614 444 447 462
2345 Eynsham B 681 590 707 367

Individual Category Scores

Individual category scores (best 3 of 4) post Race 4 are:

Men

Name Categ No Races Category points – Best 3 out of 4
Owen KNOX U19M 4 3
Nicolas KEY U19M 4 6
Kie FRANCIS U19M 3 11
Luke EDWARDS U19M 4 13
Marcus BEECH U19M 4 17
Dan Blake SM 3 3
Aaron BURGESS SM 4 5
Sam UPTON SM 4 9
Josh BEECH SM 3 12
Owen STEPNEY SM 4 16
James BOLTON VM40 3 3
Tegs JONES VM40 3 6
Les NEWELL VM40 4 7
Richard GOULD VM40 4 16
Andrew STICKLEY VM40 3 18
Julian RICHARDSON VM50 3 3
Robert STOREY VM50 3 7
David CANTWELL VM50 4 9
Chris Prince VM50 3 11
Ian THOMAS VM50 3 17
Brian Green VM60 3 3
Stewart THORP VM60 4 5
Robert KERR VM60 3 9
Phil GILKES VM60 4 10
Philip COY VM60 4 14
Roy TREADWELL VM70 4 3
John EXLEY VM70 4 5
Glyn PRITCHARD VM70 4 9
Graham NORRIS VM70 4 13
Nigel Lambert VM70 3 15

Women

Name Categ No Races Category points – Best 3 of 4
Georgina HALFHEAD U19L 3 6
Harriet HOWARD U19L 4 8
Emily HOWARD U19L 3 13
Tara HUMPHRIS U19L 3 14
Chloe RIDEWOOD SL 3 4
Emily GEORGIADES SL 3 7
Joanne HAYDEN SL 4 8
Amy JOHNSON SL 4 14
Susie POWER SL 4 17
Diane FOSTER VL35 3 3
Edwina COLCLOUGH VL35 3 5
Yvonne MORRIS VL35 4 7
Sally HOWARD VL35 4 10
Catriona SCOTT VL35 3 18
Samantha USHER VL45 4 5
Sarah RENDELL VL45 3 7
Sarah KERSWELL VL45 3 15
Margaret MASON VL45 3 16
Nell DARBY VL45 3 20
Clare CURNOW VL55 3 3
Sue TORRANCE VL55 4 6
Caroline KERR VL55 3 6
Jane FABES VL55 3 12
Jacky PINNOCK VL55 3 12
Helen TURLEY VL65 4 4
Noel BLATCHFORD VL65 4 9

Previous Mota-vation Results

Click on the year to go through to the historical data for that year…

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007