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OS Handicap January 2019

RED January 2019 – its over!

The January 2019 handicap saw an attendance record. Despite the cold wind, 39 runners took part. This beating the previous record of 38 from January 2018. Numbers were of course buoyed by 25 RED Runners, all resplendent in their t-shirts (which must by now surely need a wash!) There were lots more RED’ers who were out doing a shorter run or walk and joined us at the finish line. Here’s hoping they have all seen an improvement in their mental and physical health during the month and continue this throughout the year.

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30 minute challenge

Lots of little stories to note today

  1. We welcomed Chloe and Liz as first timers to the event.
  2. James, Emily and Kieran all achieved distance PB’s during the event.
  3. There is only 1 remaining ever-present (after 8 events), the sequence went 14 (all attendees at event #1), 9, 4 (Diane B, Tim, Karen, Matt), 3 (Lost Diane), 3, 3, 2 (Lost Tim), 1 (Lost Karen) – Matt will definitely miss the July event so the run has a known end date.
  4. This is the first time since event #1 that no one has missed the time cut off.

I also like to look at the achievable distance for the challenge – essentially how far you could have run in 30 minutes and how much you left on course. Unsurprisingly the earliest to return, Emily, Kevin and Liz all left nearly 1/2 a KM on course.

If your distance is highlighted in green you either could have PB’d (Kevin) or PB’d by more (the rest)

Finally, a big thank you to Ian Robinson for volunteering to time the event and hence enabling it to take place. There were also lots of other volunteers whose services we didn’t need (Ian volunteered earliest) but we will ask for assistance in future challenges and handicaps.

Stubbington 10k – PB’s Abound

Stubbington 10k is a well attended event for OS Runners with 23 OS Runners taking to the start line.   It was a bit of a cold day, which is perfect ‘vest’ running conditions for some runners, while others were wearing base layers, long sleeve tops, gloves and all other available accoutrements.

We would have been allowed to wear Stubbington race shirts for this picture as it was ‘post run’
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