Author Archives: Matt Pillinger

New Forest Running Events

The New Forest Running Events is a long established series now held at Brockenhurst show ground (it used to in Lymington) with events ranging from the Woodland Walk up to the marathon and including childrens run, 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon.

OS Runners was well turned out for these races, with lots of us running various distances;

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Kat’s New Forest Pub Run

Enjoy the idea of trail running with a rewarding pint or two at the end?

Great! Because Kat is proposing a run in The New Forest as an excuse for a social drink at 5:30pm Friday 28th September. Come meet in the car park at The New Forest Fullers’ pub in Ashurst, next to the Ashurst train station. We’ll set off on a relaxed off-road route around Deerleap Inclosure, over the railway bridge from the car park. The exact distance can be anything between 5 – 10K decided on the night and we’d stick to a group pace. See the Strava route map for the full choice of paths.

Afterwards celebrate Friday with a few drinks back at the pub! Just watch out to arrive at the right pub… Ashurst has two pubs with a similar name, just to prove our navigational skills as OSRs. The New Forest is the Fullers’ pub by the train station. Here’s the website: https://www.newforestashurst.co.uk/

Hope to run and raise a glass with you there! Even if you wisely time it to just arrive for the drinks. 😉

If you want to attend, meet us there, or reply to the FB post so we know roughly how many to expect.

 

Thunder, Thunder, THUNDERRUN!

OS Runners often talk about doing different events for a change, but words don’t always lead to actions, this was the 5th successive year OSR’s have been at Thunderrrun, the 24 hour running event at Catton Park in Derbyshire.  Over that time, James has done all 5 events, Matt P – 4, while Baz, Vicki and Karen were on their 3rd event (Vicki 5th time attending as she has supported for 2).  This time we took an amazing 27 runners to the event, in 9 different teams, all with the wish of running as many laps of the 10km cross country, hilly circuit as possible in 24 hours.  Here’s Ian Robinson to tell you how it went … Continue reading