Category Archives: Event

Romsey 5 mile

By Naomi Stanley

On the last Sunday of a long January, the sun was shining over Romsey ready for the 5 mile race around Broadlands.  The route around the private estate took us on 3 laps with a bit of a dog leg which provided an excellent opportunity to cheer on fellow runners as we passed each other.  With a relatively flat course, the opportunity for some speedy times was high. Continue reading

Gutbuster 10

The Gutbuster 10 takes place on 31 December each year, it is a cross country 10 mile or 10km course from Bramley between Reading and Basingstoke.  Both courses do the same route, with 10 milers just doing a couple of extra loops at 5 and 8 miles. Continue reading

OS Runners Halloween Run 2017….

Friday November 3rd marked the second OS Runners Halloween run.  This year we followed a route around Tanners Brook, head torches and reflective jackets donned for 3 reasons; head torches so that we could see where we were going as darkness and the creeping tendrils of a spectral mist enveloped us in the woods, and reflective jackets to hopefully make any spirits or ghouls flee from their unnatural glow…and of course to protect us from more tangible dangers, i.e. cars when we had to cross roads!

Before we left. We’re smiling now…but how many would return unscathed?

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The OS Runners 30 minute challenge

Another sunny day, another day for a sunny run.

Like many great ideas, it started with a discussion in a pub. Some good running chat, a couple of drinks and the hypothetical question, how far can you run in a lunch break? This was then modified down to how far can you run in half an hour to form the OS Runners 30min challenge. The inaugural trial was proposed and 14 keen runners agreed to take part. The course was a simple out and back along Lee Lane. The goal to get as far away from OSHQ as possible and make it back in time! Continue reading

Great South Run 2017

“Alarm set. Forecast checked and route map studied. Bags packed and trainers ready. Cakes baked and supplies packed. A plan devised. It’s race day!

But not as we know it! On Sunday, a group of the finest OS Runners were out defying the after effects of Storm Brian by taking part in Europe’s largest 10 mile road race, the Great South Run. A few of us decided that the best way to spend our Sunday was to get out and support our running friends as they ran and raced around windy Portsmouth! And what fun we had! Continue reading