As usual, the Hampshire Road Race League (HRRL) starts with the Overton 5 mile race on the 1st Sunday in September.
The course is net downhill, with ~ 80m of elevation in 8km and a couple of sections of over 5% climbs, I was left wishing that, like my bike, I could change gear on the uphills.
July 2022 handicap write up and results
May 2022 Handicap Results and Report
For the second consecutive month, we ran the OS handicap after work – this seemed to be pretty popular and we will look to continue it over the coming months.
The event was also the opportunity to present Mag and Matt K with the shield for being fastest woman and fastest man at the OSR Club Championships earlier in May – congratulations to both of them.
April 2022 Handicap Write Up & Results
Frank Sinatra might have wanted to be a part of New York, New York …
OS Runners March 2022 Handicap
As I finished my handicap, I was back in changing rooms and saw Sam Andrews heading out; the conversation went something like this;
MP – How you feeling?
SA – Hmm, not really feeling it today
MP – You’re out here now, you might as well do your best (‘possibly’ using slightly stronger language).
SA – I’ll do my best
Sam’s strava achievements for the handicap
I think this is an example of why self belief is so important
Also running fantastically well in March was Claire Howson who took 1 minute off her PB, having done a 1,200m warm up first.
I’m as guilty as anyone of skipping warm up’s, but benefits are significant;
On top of these, reduced risk of injury from racing on cold legs, meaning you are less likely to lose fitness, while injured.
The handicap isn’t always about racing though – I had a lovely chatty catch up run round the OS circuit with Karen, while Jo ran with Polly.
OSR buff available for human’s and dogs!
& now onto the results, well done to all 12 participants;
Next month we are going to run the OS course handicap after work and have food in WTF/4 Horsehoes afterwards – all welcome, including dogs!
February 2022 Handicap
Sometimes when I write the handicap there is 1 big story that stands out – be it a massive PB, RED, record attendance, or (often) the weather. This month is more of a lots of little stories, so here goes;