The Eastleigh 10k is one of the fastest and most popular 10k races in the South. As well as being part of the Hampshire Road Race League – which OS Runners have applied to join for 2017-18 season – it has a prize fund of around £4,000! Continue reading
It was so much fun in 2016 that we went again!
Mick and Jan together with Viv and Den have been going to the Algarve in Portugal for a number of years. Last year, Karen, Matt and Naomi joined them and we all went again a few weeks ago. We also met up with other local runners who we met last year and seen at races since.
My 1st Half Marathon. Cambridge, 5th March 2017
I entered the Cambridge Half Marathon in support of my wife, who took to running like a fish to water about 4 years ago. She is now a veteran of 10k’s, ½ Marathons and the odd full Marathon too. I have always had a more casual approach to running – never really managing to follow a regular training or event pattern, though I have never been without a pair of running shoes. This changed with the advent of Parkrun locally to me here in North Norfolk and I am now in position to order my 100 shirt! By the way, Sheringham Parkrun is a tough, hilly, beautiful course, should any runners be up this way on a Saturday morning.
February’s handicap saw another healthy group of runners head out for the last handicap run of the winter. The weather for the day started out beautiful, but having mentioned how nice the weather was in the email I sent beforehand, it proceeded to cloud over and get miserable 10 minutes before the event. 21 of you braved the chilliness and the brisk westerly.
The cold breeze didn’t deter anyone though, as was shown with the number of PBs that were posted on the day. Congratulations to Adam Prior, Rachel Evans, Jamie Blackman, James Barwell, Tommy Lees and Matt Maiden (by 87 seconds!) who all improved on their best. Just missing out by 5 and 8 seconds, respectively were Neil Wilson and Simon Bonney. Next time!
Tell us a bit about your running history
My earliest running memory is doing a mile race on a Cub camp and finishing last! Fast forward a few years and I used to run the Junior Great South Runs while my Dad did the full distance. I suffered from asthma and was easily beaten by my younger brother. Fortunately, I hit puberty, got taller, stronger and started to train and run more! Since then, I have trained with a close family friend, Jon Tilt, who is my coach and a great 400m runner. I ran a fair bit with school and college before going to university where I was injured attempting to run 5 milers close to my PB pace a few times a week.