Author Archives: Matt Pillinger

Gutbuster 10

The Gutbuster 10 takes place on 31 December each year, it is a cross country 10 mile or 10km course from Bramley between Reading and Basingstoke.  Both courses do the same route, with 10 milers just doing a couple of extra loops at 5 and 8 miles. Continue reading

Victory 5

We are indebted to Neil Wilson for his guest post.  If anyone else would like to write an article  we are always receptive as it keeps the website fresh and gives alternative viewpoints.  If its something you’d like to do, just ask – you can write about handicaps, 30 minute challenges, external events or anythnig else that takes your fancy. Continue reading

The OS Runners 30 minute challenge

Another sunny day, another day for a sunny run.

Like many great ideas, it started with a discussion in a pub. Some good running chat, a couple of drinks and the hypothetical question, how far can you run in a lunch break? This was then modified down to how far can you run in half an hour to form the OS Runners 30min challenge. The inaugural trial was proposed and 14 keen runners agreed to take part. The course was a simple out and back along Lee Lane. The goal to get as far away from OSHQ as possible and make it back in time! Continue reading

Future stars make their debut?

As we all know, course familiarity makes a lot of difference on the handicap, so for Lucie and Harry to run 27:00 and 22:41 respectively on their first appearances suggests that they might both be threatening the very top of the leaderboard in the not too distant future.  From a personal perspective, seeing Harry stride past me after less than 400 yards was slightly sobering too.

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