Cumnor 5k Report by Nick Sheard

26 club members took part, a cracking turnout for this 5pm Saturday local gem of a race in Cumnor.

Over £1,200 was raised for the Royal British Legion, a record for this event. The RBL was founded in 1921 and you can see more details about the charity here: Royal British Legion | Armed Forces Charity

A sea of blue and white meant there were rarely more than 10 places between Eynsham runners as they swept around the two-lap course and back to the start/finish line with a good crowd of locals to and club supporters to cheer them on. A joy to behold so many club stalwarts as well as newer members taking part, with a very welcome return to club racing for Sheila. Mark Taylor, Kathryn’s husband, was on hand to take some super snaps of Eynsham runners in full flight, and the event was superbly marshalled with traffic put on hold for the ‘hill climb’ and other road junctions.

There were spot prizes, no age category prizes, and you can see the full results here: Cumnor 5k Results | Eynsham Road Runners At least one brave soul had doubled up to 10k for the day with a 5k parkrun in the morning too (kudos Graham). And special mention to Larry, who decided to cycle to the event and had to walk up Tumbledown Hill with his bike after a puncture. A few jokers were played as this was a club championship event, but even those who didn’t play jokers left this lovely local community event with smiles on their faces. Back next year? I, for one, hope to be there.