OXFORD City AC’s A team beat hosts Abingdon by four minutes to claim the men’s title at the Oxfordshire County Road Relays.

Held at Abingdon Rugby Club in Lambrick Way, Oxford’s six-man team of Les Newell, Callum Bampton, Matthieu Marshall, Maxwell Robinson, Simon Fisher and David Bruce stormed to a time of 1hr 44mins 17secs.

Bruce’s leg of 16mins 54secs was the quickest of the event, just two seconds faster than Abingdon’s Paul Fernandez and three from James Bolton, of Woodstock Harriers.

Such was Oxford’s dominance that six of their athletes, including B team and veteran, were in the top ten individual men’s standings.

They also won the under 13/15 girls race, crossed second in the ladies and were third in the veteran men’s.

Sophie Carter, Denise Bridges and Jessica Webb ensured Woodstock A clinched the ladies’ title.

After Bridges’ first leg, Harriers were in fifth, but Webb hauled them to the front of the pack in a time of 19.23 – the fourth quickest overall.

Carter went on to set the fastest leg in 18.58 as Harriers came home first.

Sam Usher, Sarah Rendell and Jenny McBain helped Alchester’s A team storm to victory by more than nine minutes in the veterans event.

Headington Road Runners A claimed the veteran men’s title, while Abingdon A won the under 13/15 boys.

RESULTS (senior unless stated)

Team – Men: 1 Oxford City A 1hr 44mins 17secs, 2 Abingdon A 1.48.49, 3 Eynsham Road Runners A 1.53.03. Vet Men: 1 Headington Road Runners Vets A 1.50.17, 2 Woodstock Harriers Vets A 1.50.58, 3 Oxford City Vets A 1.53.07. Ladies: 1 Woodstock Harriers A 59mins 14secs, 2 Oxford City A 59.58, 3 Headington Road Runners 1.01.07. Vet Ladies: 1 Alchester Vets A 1.00.14, 2 Banbury Harriers Vets A 1.10.30, 3 Woodstock Harriers Vets A 1.11.30. U13/15 – Boys: 1 Abingdon A 19.17, 2 Banbury Harriers A 19.30, 3 Great Milton A 21.22. Girls: 1 Oxford City C 19.53, 2 Abingdon A 20.45, 3 Oxford City B 20.54.

Individual – Men: 1 D Bruce (Oxf) 16.54, 2 P Fernandez (Abn, V40) 16.56, 3 J Bolton (Wds, V40) 16.57. Ladies: 1 S Carter (Wds, V35) 18.58, 2 J McBain (Alc, V35) 19.09, 3 M Lloyd (Oxf) 19.18. Boys: 1 B Carpenter (Ban, U15) 6.08, 2 A Pennington (Abn, U15) 6.10, 3 S Snelson (Ban, U13) 6.15. Girls: 1 J Garry (Oxf, U15) 6.24, 2 B Darwent (Abn, U13) 6.29, 3 T Williams (Ban, U15) 6.34.