Stubbington 10k is one of those races that always attracts a big turnout from OS Runners (& others), maybe its because its because its a quick course, maybe its the fantastic long sleeve race t-shirts or maybe because early January date sort of encourages you to show some Christmas food restraint!
Whichever is correct, its very popular, and sold out all 2,000 places in less than a week, when entries were opened in September.
A dull, grey, damp Monday marked
the November handicap. So as I headed
out in full waterproofs with a huge OS umbrella to time with Kat, I was
struggling to understand why 26 brave OS Runners were already so keenly waiting
in the drizzle to run the monthly handicap…
We had a good OS turnout at Gosport Half Marathon, the 4th race in the Hampshire Road Race League. Representing OS Runners were: Matt Pillinger, Neil Wilson, Mike Butt, Tony Mabey, David Ball, Ruth Jeffery, Julia Painter, Gary Ashley, Karen Connell – and running for their other clubs Mark Stileman, Ian Smith and Jonathan OMeara.
On a somewhat windy day (who knew you could have a headwind the whole way round the course), just 9 OSR’s took to the start line, including first timers Phil Clayton and Ray Marr. My thanks to Alan P and Keith who ran with them throughout to ensure they didn’t get lost (& hopefully made their first handicap more enjoyable). 9 is also our lowest attendance this year and lowest since August 2014.