Author Archives: Eddie Bulpitt

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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At The Finish Line With….Liz Cole

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!

 

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At The Finish Line With…Dean Paulley

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!

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OS Runners Halloween Run 2017….

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!

Before we left. We’re smiling now…but how many would return unscathed?

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Nicky Southam tells us about her Desk to 5 k experience!

Desk To 5k – 2017

‘I don’t do running’ has been a mantra I’ve lived my life by rather successfully for many years until 6 months ago, when I felt a very alien urge to go out running. Naturally I ignored it for a while, besides I didn’t own any trainers, yet the urge kept coming back. When the OS Runners club were on the balcony one lunchtime, the lovely smiling face of Egbe enticed me in and I signed up for the 11 week Desk To 5k challenge. I was keen, I bought some trainers, an OS Runners top and filled out the membership form. Goal set: to run 5km without stopping.

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