As discussed at the AGM in January, we have now taken 2 entries (1 men, 1 women) in the Hampshire Road Race League for 2017-18. HRRL is a 12 race series for EA clubs in Hampshire which takes place from September (starting with the Overton 5) to June (ending with Lordshill 10k) each year. This is a great opportunity for you to compete as an individual and also for us as a club and measure ourselves against some of the best local runners (we won’t be winning this one …)
Thunder Run – well nearly!
For the past three year’s members of Ordnance Survey running club have entered a 24-hour relay race at Catton Park in the Midlands. The concept is basically, how many 10k laps can you manage starting at 12.00 mid-day Saturday and finishing 24 hours later. There are different categories including solo, pairs and teams of 3-5 and 6-8 going up and down dale, through woods all on grass or earth tracks.
This years OS Runners Club Championships were held on 6th May at various parkruns; Southampton, Bournemouth, Eastleigh, Finsbury, Basingstoke, Cranleigh, Winchester, Poole, Southwark, Moors Valley, Leicester Victoria, Gloucester North, Killerton and as far away as parkrun de Fontainebleau in France! In total 36 OS Runners took part, 10 more than last year.
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.
The Eastleigh 10k is one of the fastest and most popular 10k races in the South. As well as being part of the Hampshire Road Race League – which OS Runners have applied to join for 2017-18 season – it has a prize fund of around £4,000! Continue reading
The Gosport half marathon is a fixture in many local runners’ calendars, its a part of the Hampshire Road Race League and is a primarily flat, fast course. 2015 was affected by quite significant winds and with the course being right on the coast, there is little shelter if it does get windy, so we were hoping for calmer conditions in 2016. Continue reading