Author Archives: Matt Pillinger

A marathon … but not as you know it

3k, 5k, 8.05k, 10k & 16.1k. If you speak in Olde English, 1.86, 3.11, 5, 6.22 & 10 miles

Which ever language you use, those distances add up to a marathon (42.2k or 26.2 miles).

Those OSR’s who have run a marathon will know that it is quite a herculean task, with 4-6 months of training, culminating in the best moment being when you reach the finish line and can STOP RUNNING! An alternative way of running the distance is to break it down into 5 runs, the challenge is then to run it somewhat faster than in a single run and maybe see if you can beat your hard earned actual marathon time.

As always, there are rules;

All distances must be run in June;
You can’t ‘double claim’ a run – so if you run a stonking 5 mile, it can’t count for 5 mile and 5k;
Unless it is the sum of the distances, so a 5 mile run could count for 5k and 3k;
Those who prefer shorter distances were allowed to split the 10 mile into 2 * 5 mile
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January 2020 Handicap

As is now traditional, the January handicap is run on the last day of the month to give the RED (Run Every Day) participants a chance to complete their challenge by running round together. Apart from David Henderson who chose to use his RED derived fitness to speed round – this is exactly the sort of thing I would do, so big kudos to David for choosing speed over his friends

No comment on whether we prefer the rear view …
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Stubbington 10k

Stubbington 10k is one of those races that always attracts a big turnout from OS Runners (& others), maybe its because its because its a quick course, maybe its the fantastic long sleeve race t-shirts or maybe because early January date sort of encourages you to show some Christmas food restraint!

Whichever is correct, its very popular, and sold out all 2,000 places in less than a week, when entries were opened in September.

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