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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

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.

Anyway, now onto Ian’s write up Continue reading

Netley Abbey 10k

Did Neil mention his bad foot?

Guest post by Sue Wilson

Sunday morning and another run for Neil and OS runners. Met Baz by the cafe as he was waiting for others to arrive. Walked over and collected Neil’s number and used Baz’s hole punch for the OS clips to attach to his running top. Met up with Matt, Naomi, Rob (Naomi’s boyfriend), Naomi’s Mum and Dad, Karen, James and Vicki. Start was approaching and various runners were off for a last minute comfort break. Continue reading