OS Runners Sports Day 2018

Sports Day 2018

Friday 31st August 2018

16:30 – 19:30 with Picnic afterwards

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Southampton Sports Centre

Thornhill Road, Southampton, SO16 7AY

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Everyone is welcome to our 4th ‘Sports Day’ down at Southampton Sports Centre. OS Runners have booked the track from 4:30-7:30 on the evening of Friday 31st August.

It would be great to see lots of familiar and not so familiar faces down there, even better if you are not a regular runner as this event is not all about speed, or distance, but having a bit of a laugh.  There will be a mixture of ‘proper’ races such as 100m relay, 400m and mile plus fun races like egg and spoon, long jump, skipping race etc so please feel free to bring friends and relatives. We chose this date as we children will still be on summer holidays so hopefully they will come and enjoy the afternoon too.

After all that exercise, we will have worked up quite an appetite, so we are planning a picnic in the park – which OS Runners will put in £100. So hopefully a chance to catch the evening sun and award some prizes. We would love it if people can stay for the social too.

If you are interested, please follow the link to the sign-up sheets so we can get a rough idea of numbers to finalise the programme and catering too. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UhyfDJg0GPA5hCPz3PWj_fAEnL5z8qUtsDxFxPQb2jA/edit?usp=sharing

If people can also volunteer to help with timing on the day that would be fantastic.

Hope to see lots of you there! If you would like any further information please speak to Naomi Stanley, James Clarke or Egbe Manners.

The ‘Blind’ 30 minute challenge

The 5th 30 minute challenge saw 2 changes;

1 – a new route, heading out towards the Lakes, along Mill Lane.

2 – This was a ‘blind’ challenge, runners covered their watches up at the start and therefore had to gauge their pace, distance covered and when to turn around to ensure they got back within the 30:00 limit – there was a prize for the person who finished closest too, but under 30:00.   Continue reading

June 2018 Handicap

 

28 June 2018 – Runners of the June Handicap accidentally colour coding in blue?

The June handicap took place on the second hottest day of 2018 so far…Temperatures soared to a high of 27°C, and I personally managed to get a sunburn in the 45 minutes I spent outside timing all the brave runners, oops.

A total of 13 runners took place, which I think we can all agree had entirely to do with the heat and not a falling popularity in the event :P. It was Michael Dun’s first ever handicap. Way to go! And although there were no overall PB’s, Paul Ashley, James Norris and Tim Manners managed a PB for 2018! A commendable effort in this heat!

Karen, Kat, and Keith also get a special mention for continuing their attendance streak, and not missing a single handicap in 2018. Halfway there, keep it up!

Finally, a special thanks to Peat Allan and James Blythe who helped me time, and Diane Lillie who took all the lovely pictures.

Now for the results…

and the pictures…

   

 

Lordshill 10km

Guest Post by Ian Robinson

The Lordshill 10km is the final race in the HRRL series, which started with Overton 5 mile last September – that certainly feels like a long time ago and for Vicki and James in particular, a lot of miles ago, as they have completed all 12 of the HRRL this series.  Naomi, Karen and Matt have completed 7 races and are hoping to be on the ‘Top 100’ mug.  Frankly it is getting a little concerning how worried I (Matt) am about getting on this mug.

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Eastleigh 10km

This Sunday finally saw the highly anticipated Eastleigh 10k. This race was rearranged from the spring because of the snowy conditions, but as everyone woke up on Sunday morning to drizzle and grey clouds it didn’t really seem like the summer.

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At The Finish Line With….Rollo Home

Tell us a bit about your running history

It’s a very short history and borne out of necessity rather than any love of running…..it was a simple and time efficient way of doing some exercise. In my younger days I spent a lot of time on adventure or endurance events (weeks long, hundreds of kilometres, generally self-sufficient), but a lack of time (children, work, drink) have put paid to that. Best I can manage is a long-weekend these days (the Dell Management Challenge was fun). So running is necessary evil….I’d rather be on my mountain bike, or telemarks.

Rollo using a passing member of the public to hold him up

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