Author Archives: Matt Pillinger

CSSC Road Relays

‘If you’ve got great teammates, anything is possible’

The CSSC Road Relays are a relay (no s*** Sherlock) event, held annually at Finsbury Park, London.  Each participants runs 2 laps on the undulating park road, totalling about 2.8 miles.  Men’s teams consist of 4 runners, with 3 in each women’s team.

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30 minute challenge

For the third 30 minute challenge I added a bit of spice, rather than the predominantly flat route along Lee Lane, we would head out towards Lee Lane, but then turn up Upton Lane.  This meant most of us would get to run up the hill on the way out and therefore need to decide how much faster we could be on the way back – the traditional turn at 15:00 would probably result in finishing early and therefore not making the most of the 30 minutes available. Continue reading

Did you R.E.D.?

January 2018 handicap, by Matt Pillinger

Lots of your OS colleagues ran every day during January to raise for money for Solent Mind.   The handicap being on 31st January gave them all a chance to complete their final run as one big group, although lots of them had run together, and with other members of OSR,  throughout the month.  They started the month with a £500 fundraising target and ended up over quintupling that, with the current total being £2,621.

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Romsey 5 mile

By Naomi Stanley

On the last Sunday of a long January, the sun was shining over Romsey ready for the 5 mile race around Broadlands.  The route around the private estate took us on 3 laps with a bit of a dog leg which provided an excellent opportunity to cheer on fellow runners as we passed each other.  With a relatively flat course, the opportunity for some speedy times was high. Continue reading