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
Decembers’ handicap was a ‘no devices/run naked’ event, with runners asked to guess their time before the event and then a prize for the closest guess.
We are indebted to Neil Wilson for his guest post. If anyone else would like to write an article we are always receptive as it keeps the website fresh and gives alternative viewpoints. If its something you’d like to do, just ask – you can write about handicaps, 30 minute challenges, external events or anythnig else that takes your fancy. Continue reading
November saw 21 runners out on the handicap course, with the title of first finisher being taken by Ellie, storming down the path to a 2:48 PB! We had an average run time of 29:03, so on the subject of averages; Continue reading
Tell us a bit about your running history
I really enjoyed running when I was younger, running at school and in some local races. I enjoyed cross country and would always be the one who signed up for longer races at sports day rather than the short sprints which I was no good at; some things never change! But by the time I got to secondary school I had lost my passion for running and focused on other sports.
I only started running again when I went to University but even then it was more of a warm-up activity before doing something else, I definitely would not have described myself as a ‘runner’. It was only when joining OS three years ago that I really started to run a lot more, enjoying the social side of OS Runners.
In those three years I have had many firsts; 10K, Half Marathon, 24 hour race, Adventure race, and have even gone on running holidays; two words which I never thought belonged together. I have now definitely got the running bug and my challenges just seem to get more extreme every year!
Friday November 3rd marked the second OS Runners Halloween run. This year we followed a route around Tanners Brook, head torches and reflective jackets donned for 3 reasons; head torches so that we could see where we were going as darkness and the creeping tendrils of a spectral mist enveloped us in the woods, and reflective jackets to hopefully make any spirits or ghouls flee from their unnatural glow…and of course to protect us from more tangible dangers, i.e. cars when we had to cross roads!