‘If you’ve got great teammates, anything is possible’
The CSSC Road Relays are a relay (no s*** Sherlock) event, held annually at Finsbury Park, London. Each participants runs 2 laps on the undulating park road, totalling about 2.8 miles. Men’s teams consist of 4 runners, with 3 in each women’s team.
For several years now the Civil Service Cross Country has been ensconsed at the ‘spiritual home of British Cross Country running’ – Parliament Hill in North London.
For those who don’t know Parliament Hill, the clue is in the name, which men run up 3 times, and women twice. Its got a reputation for being a bit muddy underfoot too.
On Wednesday 22 OS Runners took a days leave to travel to Stratford and compete in the Civil Service 10k. This is one of 4 Civil Service running events each year and over the years we have had some great performances and lots of attendees. This year was no different.
I’ll have a P please Bob…
As we travelled up the M3, the sky transformed from leaden grey to sparkling blue, and by the time we arrived in Finsbury Park it was a gorgeously warm spring day. It was just the four of us, Mick, Mark A and James, as a 4-man team for the Civil Service Road Relay championships.
As is traditional at this time of year, the annual CSSC Cross Country took place at Parliament Hill in London. Time was when this event used to rotate between Birmingham and London, but now appears firmly ensconced in the Capital at what is described as the ‘Spiritual Home of British Cross Country running’. Continue reading
In a break with tradition the CSSC 10k Capital Championships 2016 were moved from Battersea Park to The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.