Author Archives: Eddie Bulpitt

Lordshill 10k 2017

Loitering with intent to run a 10k

If you fancy taking the family out on a really nice day in the middle of June then just check to see when the Lordshill 10k road race is taking place; every year the weather is dry and warm.  In previous years it has been a little too warm!!  Lordshill 10k Road Race 2017 didn’t disappoint this year either with over 600 runners turning out for a 0930 start from the access road at the front of Ordnance Survey HQ.

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At The Finish Line With…Nigel Clifford

Tell us a bit about your running history

Having stopped playing rugby after getting my face rearranged by my opposite number 9, I began running. Having family in the north east the Great North Run became a target and is now a regular event for most of the family – last time we did it I was accompanied by my Geordie brother in law (who has completed all but 1 of the GNRs) and all three younger Cliffords.

What do you mean I’ve got to do another lap?! Nigel ‘The Blur’ in full flight at the Romsey Relay Marathon.

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At the Finish Line With…Julie Lloyd

Tell us a bit about your running history

Initially I thought I’d try it as a way of continuing with exercise throughout the winter months (cycling is only for summer!) I had attempted it before when I was a lot bigger and found it most uncomfortable and frankly impossible thing to do. Why run!??
However, try I did. I wasn’t confident enough to join the desk to 5k session but it did inspire me and I asked Tara Anglim to coach me. I always remember the first time, Tara was basically walking but I managed 7 minute before having to walk – that only just got me over ½ mile!

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At The Finish Line With…Mark Aston

Tell us a bit about your running history

This is what you call a flying finish!

I took part in cross country and track races at school occasionally representing my school in events against other schools.  I remember doing 400m on a track in a PE lesson and thinking it was the longest distance ever and being completely exhausted afterwards.  After school I didn’t do any running until I was in my 20’s when I tried to pick it up again by running in the Common, I had no idea what I was doing or what I was capable of doing.  To motivate myself around the route I used to say to myself “every time you come to a bench, you can sit down and rest”.  It wasn’t until 2010 that I started running properly thanks to the help and advice of Mick Anglim, Matt White and Peat Allan.

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At The Finish Line With…Nicole Frith

Nicole struggling to keep up with a Mum and buggy runner….

Tell us a bit about your running history

I have only recently really got into to running. I have always enjoyed exercise since learning to row at school (though I used to hate when they made us do the cross country run in PE!). This continued into University, where I rowed for my college. I would often go running as part of my training for rowing, just to do something different.  I joined the University Cross Country Club for a short while, but was unable to manage both rowing and cross country training. When I moved to Southampton to start on the Ordnance Survey graduate programme, I decided it was time for a change. I joined OS Runners and Lordshill Road Runners and started to train more specifically.

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