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Mota Vation 3 – Coombe (27th June)

Bicester AC excelled themselves in the latest Motavation road race held at Coombe.  Run over an approximate 3.8 mile distance Owen Stocker led the team home with a sub 22minute clocking (21mins 22secs) and his best ever Motavation placing of 14th in a field of 374...

Town and Gown 10k – Oxford (13th May)

Four Bicester AC athletes contested the very popular annual Town and Gown 10km that took place last Sunday in Oxford.  No less than 4,359 runners finished this year’s event and Bicester AC athletes were prominent at the front end of the field.  Isaac Moran, hampered...

Bannister Mile (6th May)

Leo Blyton was Bicester AC’s sole representative in the Bannister mile races that took place on Monday.  This series of races is named after Sir Roger Bannister who became the first person in the world to run the mile in under 4 minutes.  Blyton took part in the under...

Mota Vation 1 – Charlton on Otmoor (25th Apr)

A phalanx of yellow and red was prominent at the front of last Thursday’s opening heat in the Summer long Kidlington Runner’s Motavation road race series held at Charlton on Otmoor.  Anna Jolliffe was the first lady finisher and in doing so become the first...

London Marathon (21st Apr)

Bicester AC’s Ben Groves went through the complete metamorphosis of jumper and sprinter to long distance runner by completing last Sunday’s London Marathon.  Awarded the club’s discretionary London Marathon place, Groves had competed in road races last Summer with...

Southern Road Race Championships – Milton Keynes (24th Mar)

Bicester AC had three competitors in the recently staged Southern Championships under 17 men’s 5km road race held at Milton Keynes.  First Bicester runner home was Owen Stocker with his first ever sub 17mins clocking.  Stocker finished 21st clocking 16mins 57secs.  He...

Oxford Half Marathon (15th Oct)

Ben Groves completed his metamorphosis from talented jumper to endurance athlete as he took on last Sunday’s Oxford Half Marathon.  Groves ended the track and field season at the head of the rankings for the high, long and triple jumps as well as the 400m.  However,...

Mota Vation Series – Stratfield Brake (31st Aug)

The final round of the Motavation Road Race Series took place on 31 August at Stratfield Brake.  The final leg was run on a more multi-terrain surface than road so offered a slightly different challenge to the runners.  Bicester AC has enjoyed one of its...

Mota Vation Series – Coombe 2 (27th July)

The penultimate round of the Summer long Motavation road race series took place last Thursday taking in two laps of Coombe.  Bicester AC again featured prominently in the 359 finishers.  There was a close fought battle to lead the team home which was won by...

Mota Vation Series – Coombe 1 (29th June)

Bicester AC had 12 athletes at the latest round of the Summer long Motavation road race which reached its half way point at Coombe last Thursday.  Although traditionally the shortest of the legs at 3.8miles, Coombe is known for its sting in the tail as runners...

Track & Field News

Heart of England League – Daventry (23rd Jun)

It was a case of quality over quantity again at Bicester AC’s Sunday Heart of England Division 3 fixture held at Daventry.  Despite having only 10 athletes to cover 6 age groups from under 13 and above the team managed 5th place in no small part helped by another...

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Oxford City Midweek Open – Horspath (19th June)

Four Bicester AC athletes took part in the recent Oxford City AC Evening Open Track and Field event.  William Cleaver was again in superb form in the high jump competition which was open to all age groups.  Cleaver not only managed 4th place out of the 12...

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Youth Development League – Leamington (16th Jun)

Bicester AC competed in their last of the season UK Development League Midland North East C match held recently at Leamington.  From a team perspective lack of numbers took their toll as they finished 4th on 149 points.  This was Bicester AC’s highest league...

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Watford Graded Open Meeting – Watford (12th Jun)

Erlgean Appiahkorang-Mensah lowered his personal best still further in a recent open graded meeting held at Watford.  He was put in a competitive race with several older athletes.  Although finishing 8th he was less than 2 seconds behind the second placed runner.  His...

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Oxon Schools T & F Championships – Horspath (8th Jun)

Six Bicester AC athletes competed in the recent Oxfordshire Schools Track and Field Championships held at Horspath.  There was a win for Erlgean Appiahkorang-Mensah in what was a competitive field for the under 15 boy’s 800m.  Appiahkorang-Mensah produced an...

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Heart of England League – Worcester (2nd June)

Bicester AC finished a commendable 4th out of the 8 competing teams in the first round of their Heart of England League track and field fixture held last Sunday in Worcester.  This included a win in the under 11 boy’s category as well as 3rd places in both the...

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Oxford City Midweek Open – Horspath (22nd May)

Six Bicester AC athletes took part in the Oxford City Midweek Open meeting held on 22 May.  The wet conditions were hardly conducive to fast times.   There was a personal best for Erlgean Appiahkorang-Mensah who finished 5th in heat 3 of the 100m...

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Youth Development League – Nuneaton (19th May)

Bicester AC improved their points tally in round 2 of the UK Development League lower age group Midland North and East Division C fixture held last Sunday at Nuneaton.  Fielding a total of 11 athletes Bicester finished on 139 points.   Wins proved hard...

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Cross Country News

Cross Country End of Season Presentations (24th Mar)

The final Bicester AC outdoor Winter session took place recently at Bicester School.  This was combined with the outdoor Winter presentation.  Emma Gould, Bicester AC’s Cross Country Coordinator, was able to reflect on what had been an eventful season. ...

ESSA XC Championships – Pontefract (16th Mar)

Five Bicester athletes were selected to pick to run for the Oxfordshire County School team to run in the English Schools Athletic Cross Country Championships held last Saturday in Pontefract. With six of the team needing to score, Oxfordshire had only five team...

Inter County Cross Country Championships – Nottingham (9th Mar)

Seven Bicester AC athletes were selected to compete for Oxfordshire at the recent CAU Inter County Cross Country Championships held at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, bringing together the cream of Britain’s top cross country runners.  Teams could field up to 8...

Oxon XC League – Henley (3rd March)

The final round of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League took place recently at Henley Showground.  Conditions were quite soft underfoot and along with its hills  represents one of the toughest tests in the League.  There were three Bicester AC runners...

Chiltern XC League – Oxford (10th Feb)

The venue at Horspath, normally the curtain raiser for the winter long Chiltern League Cross Country League, staged the final round of this winter’s league last Saturday.  Runners and spectators were confronted with extremely muddy condition which made every...

Oxon Cross Country League – Cotswold Farm Park (4th Feb)

   The 4th round of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League took place last Sunday in Gloucestershire at Cotswold Farm Park.  The Bicester AC team was 31strong and several of their number produced strong performances with several Bicester athletes well set in the...

Oxon County Schools XC Champs – Radley (23rd Jan)

Several Bicester AC athletes were picked to their represent their schools at the recent Oxfordshire County Schools Championships held in Radley.  The junior boy event comprised pupils currently in school year groups 8 and 9.  Run over an approximate 5km...

Chiltern XC League – Watford (13th Jan)

Leo Blyton and Owen Stocker continued their rich vein of cross country form in the penultimate round of the Chiltern League held last Saturday at Cassiobury Park.  They were one of 10 Bicester athletes contesting this latest round. Leo Blyton has achieved a high...

Oxon XC League – Cirencester (3rd Dec)

Round 2 of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League took place at Cirencester last Sunday with 29 Bicester AC athletes taking part.  Cirencester is a tough circuit and was exceptionally muddy this year.  Bicester enjoyed a very successful day with two individual...

Sportshall News

Oxon Sportshall League – Witney (17th Mar)

The final Oxfordshire Sportshall League match took place recently at Witney with Bicester AC enjoying another successful competition winning 4 of the team competitions.  There were wins for both the under 11 boy and girl teams, a win for the under 15 girl’s team...

Regional Sportshall Finals – Burgess Hill (18th Feb)

Some of Bicester AC’s athletes were in the Oxfordshire team that competed in the recent South East Regional Sportshall Final for athletes in the under 13 and 15 age groups held recently at Burgess Hill and the South East Fun in Athletics Final for athletes aged under...

Oxon Sportshall League – Kidlington (11th Feb)

There were three Bicester AC team victories provided by the under 11 boy and girl and under 15 girl’s teams at the recent 4th round of the Oxfordshire Sportshall League held in Kidlington.  With one event remaining Bicester’s combined under 11 boy and girls’ team...

Oxon Sportshall League – Wantage (14th Jan)

It was a case of Bicester AC girl power at the 3rd round of the Oxfordshire Sportshall League held last Sunday in Wantage as each of the three Bicester AC girl teams ended up topping their respective team competitions.  They were well supported by the Bicester AC...

Oxon Sportshall League – Wheatley (19th Nov)

Bicester AC took the 2nd round of the Sportshall League fixture held recently in Wheatley by storm as they won four out of the six team events finishing 2nd and 3rd in the other two. The Bicester AC under 13 boy’s team finished 3rd in round 1.  They were involved...

Oxon Sportshall League – Bicester (15th Oct)

Bicester AC hosted the first of five Oxfordshire Sportshall League fixtures last Sunday at Bicester and Ploughley Sports Centre.  Bicester AC made a fine start to the competition with wins in the under 11 boys and under 15 girl’s team competition.  Bicester...

Uk Sportshall Final – Stoke (1st Apr)

Two Bicester AC athletes, Kyle Rayson and Robson Matthews, were selected for the Oxfordshire under 15 boy’s team for the UK Sportshall final held recently at Fenton Manor, Stoke.  A 3rd member of the team, Lincoln Jones, had been a Bicester AC athlete for the...

Oxon Sportshall League – Witney (12th Mar)

The final round of the Oxfordshire Sportshall took place last Sunday in Witney.  Two league records were broken and there some superb results in the various team results.  There were wins on the day for both of the Bicester under 15 boys and girl teams and...

South East Regional Sportshall Final – Burgess Hill (26th Feb)

There were some outstanding performances from Bicester AC athletes picked to represent Oxfordshire in the South East Regional Final competition held last Sunday at Burgess Hill.  Three Bicester athletes made up the Oxfordshire team for the under 15 boy’s...

Oxon Sportshall League – Bicester (12th Feb)

On Sunday Bicester AC hosted round 4 of the Winter long Oxfordshire Sportshall League at Bicester Sports Centre.  The host club enjoyed a superb day’s competition with wins in four of the six age category competitions with all teams highly placed with one round...