Christine’s coaching blog entry on navigating at speed, provides the perfect excuse to plug the Oxford City Race. This event, previously postponed a number of times, is due to take place on the 4 November, making for an excellent weekend of competition with the SOC November Classic the following day. The courses are set to take in much of Oxford city centre and permission has been specially negotiated to pass through a number of colleges and other academic areas. We used parts of the map for an OUOC/JOK event last year and, despite knowing Oxford well, there were enough complex route choices to force an error or two. Best of all, there is an excellent online entry system (if I don’t say so myself!).