Running in Cowley (near the Mini plant) - as in car, not a small flower :-)

Tonight I fancied a 10k run. Not a lot of places to run around Cowley so I ended up running through the business parks and then through to a housing estate and back again.

I think I need to search out some where a bit more inspring, some where that has the odd tree or view that is not an office building. Thing is I want to run from and back to the hotel without having to drive some where first.

Time to get the map out.

As for the run - did it in one hour and two minutes as I did not want to push too hard. Also ran without my water bottle as I forgot to pack it, made running easier.

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  • Hi alcopop, didn't know you were round this way, I'm oxford based. I work on Cowley business park a couple of days a week. Actually you mentioned hotel, are you just passing through?

    Anyway, as you are doing quite long runs, i would suggest cutting across to Iffley then along the river. Lovely views and you could always pop into the Isis tavern for a cheeky post run drink :)

  • Thank you I will give it a go. I am staying in the premier in Monday to Thursday and then home for the weekends until we sell the house.

  • Ah yes, I remember, you're relocating for work. Have you found an area you'd like to move to? It's not the best round there... if you want any tips, do feel free to get in touch.

  • Hey Rollertoaster, where are you based in Oxford? I didn't know you were from Oxford!!

  • Hi Mini, I'm based in Kidlington. Whereabouts are you?

  • I am almost on Banbury road, very close to the A40 by-pass/Banbury round-about. Maybe we can meet up for a run in the Cutteslowe Park, have you come there? Have you done any Park Runs there??

  • mind you...at least there is interesting things to see which helps, I love peering through peoples windows because I'm nosey....and I'm sorry I don't know the area to suggest alternatives......great time though I'd say...take care

  • Hey alcopop, you could join me to do a run in the Cutteslowe Park in North Oxford area!! There is the Florence Park in Cowley, have never run there but can't be all that bad. We have Park Runs in the park on Saturdays but you will be heading home for the weekend, won't you? Good luck to you for your house hunting and of course running!!

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