January 2018 handicap, by Matt Pillinger
Lots of your OS colleagues ran every day during January to raise for money for Solent Mind. The handicap being on 31st January gave them all a chance to complete their final run as one big group, although lots of them had run together, and with other members of OSR, throughout the month. They started the month with a £500 fundraising target and ended up over quintupling that, with the current total being £2,621.
By Naomi Stanley
On the last Sunday of a long January, the sun was shining over Romsey ready for the 5 mile race around Broadlands. The route around the private estate took us on 3 laps with a bit of a dog leg which provided an excellent opportunity to cheer on fellow runners as we passed each other. With a relatively flat course, the opportunity for some speedy times was high. Continue reading
By Rachael Evans
I’d entered the Stubbington 10k after 9 months of not racing, as I’d been told it was a really good course where they usually give out excellent t-shirts. I’ll let you guess which one sold it to me. Continue reading
Tell us a bit about your running history
I really enjoyed running when I was at school and competed in 200m and 400m, when I was asked to change my event to 800m I decided this was way too far to run and I had fallen out of love with running by the time I left school. I didn’t do any running again until I was pushing 30 years old and just on a whim thought I’d go for a run, it was horrendous, but I kept at it. I never actually competed in any events until I joined the OS Running club a few years later and took part in the CSSC 10k, back when you were given the day off work to go for a run!
Liz muscling her way through the competition at a Lordshill 10k Road Race!
After the success of the inaugural 30 minute challenge in November (& with thanks to Rob F for coming up with the idea), we held a 2nd event in January 2018.
The Gutbuster 10 takes place on 31 December each year, it is a cross country 10 mile or 10km course from Bramley between Reading and Basingstoke. Both courses do the same route, with 10 milers just doing a couple of extra loops at 5 and 8 miles. Continue reading