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Tomorrow (Friday) is Red Nose Day, which means it's the day of the Record-breaking Red Nose Day Run. (We're probably not actually breaking any records, largely because as far as we know nobody's ever set any relevant ones, but alliteration totally beats facts, every time.) Lots of you lovely people have sponsored me (if you haven't and still want to, there's still time!) and a couple of you have even written a press release for me. You're all awesome! Now all I have to do is keep my little badger legs moving for a couple of hours...

So, the route has been revised and refined and generally buggered-about-with, and now looks like this. It's 8.7 miles (or, in metric, really quite a lot of kilometres) and takes us past every single one of the Colleges (and PPHs) of Oxford University. We are very, very glad that this no longer includes Templeton.

I mentioned that we were hoping to be able to let people track our progress LIVE! on teh intarwebs. If all goes well, you should be able to see our little red line scrawling its way around a map on this page here:

http://tei.oucs.ox.ac.uk/runmap/

from about 10am tomorrow. (Any weird locations you can see on the map before then are probably just test data.)

If you're in Oxford tomorrow morning, look out for us! Wave something red at us! Say hello! We'll be the ones wearing lots of red and moving slightly faster than walking pace. Unless you're watching on the web, in which case, we'll be a small red line. :o)

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keirf From: keirf Date: March 13th, 2009 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Good luck.

Incidentally, you can knock about 450m off the length of the run if you skip running to Lady Margaret down Norham Gardens and back, and instead run down Fyfield road and back, but then you miss running along the playing field.
addedentry From: addedentry Date: March 13th, 2009 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)
That was my first thought on seeing the route, but they need to bag Wycliffe Hall and Kellogg's new site on Banbury Road. Also I suspect doubling back on oneself is bad for morale...

The live map seems to be working. Neat!
lnr From: lnr Date: March 13th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was watching on the telly (split screen, with scuzz in one half and the wii web browser in the other) and it was definitely amusing. Especially when it briefly seemed to think they were in mid-Africa :-) But it was v impressive overall.
addedentry From: addedentry Date: March 13th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the detour happened just as I was about to show my colleagues the route over coffee. I reckon it was hijacked either by the Turf or Nigerian scammers.
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