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. We regret that here will no new entries available for Race 3, but a decision about Races 4 and 5 will be made at the end of June. Those who have already entered for at least one race will, as previously, be able to enter and pay for further races on the night irrespective of that decision.

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
Race 425/07/19Combe II7.30pmMore info
Race 529/08/19Stratfield Brake7.00pmInfo soon

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

We look forward to seeing everyone at Combe!

Team Scores

Team scores post Race 2 are:

Men

Total Team Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5
173 Witney A 102 71
253 Alchester A 140 213
270 Abingdon A 146 124
380 Headington A 193 187
484 Eynsham A 306 178
591 Witney B 286 305
595 Oxford City 325 270
596 Cherwell A 336 260
776 Headington B 429 347
869 Woodstock A 369 500
925 Abingdon B 477 448
968 Alchester B 411 557
1093 Headington C 560 533
1109 Hook Norton A 621 488
1226 Witney C 662 564
1293 Eynsham B 665 628
1365 Cherwell B 816 549
1444 Abingdon C 677 767
1501 Bicester Tri 815 686
1524 Headington D 771 753
1539 Alchester C 679 860
1614 Banbury 802 812
1920 Abingdon D 926 994
1927 Witney D 1055 872
1932 Headington E 983 949
2171 Cherwell C 1277 894
2235 Eynsham C 1148 1087
2278 Headington F 1180 1098
2429 Witney E 1295 1134
2571 Headington G 1318 1253

Ladies

Total Team Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5
128 Headington A 65 63
252 Alchester A 109 143
285 Abingdon A 134 151
288 Witney A 166 122
430 Headington B 202 228
544 Cherwell 306 238
636 Eynsham A 327 309
690 Witney B 448 242
832 Abingdon B 414 418
847 Headington C 392 455
863 Hook Norton 542 331
1058 Witney C 614 444
1060 Alchester B 488 572
1133 Headington D 562 571
1259 Abingdon C 619 640
1271 Eynsham B 681 590
1527 Witney D 856 671

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