This Sunday finally saw the highly anticipated Eastleigh 10k. This race was rearranged from the spring because of the snowy conditions, but as everyone woke up on Sunday morning to drizzle and grey clouds it didn’t really seem like the summer.
Wasing Park 9/10th June 2018
The first of this year’s 24 hr endurance races that people from OS Runners entered has been completed.
Two teams, OS Hares and OS Tortoises ran the 8km/5mile loop as many times as they could in the 24hr period from 12 noon on the Saturday to 12 noon on the Sunday.
Did Neil mention his bad foot?
Guest post by Sue Wilson
Sunday morning and another run for Neil and OS runners. Met Baz by the cafe as he was waiting for others to arrive. Walked over and collected Neil’s number and used Baz’s hole punch for the OS clips to attach to his running top. Met up with Matt, Naomi, Rob (Naomi’s boyfriend), Naomi’s Mum and Dad, Karen, James and Vicki. Start was approaching and various runners were off for a last minute comfort break. Continue reading
The Romsey marathon relay is a great event held at Broadlands in Romsey. A marathon distance, but divided across 10 people, so each person runs 2.62 miles. This makes it accessible to desk to 5k runners and also a speed challenge for some of the faster runners in the club.
OS has won this event for the last 2 years, but we had heard rumours that Romsey Road Runners were assembling a very fast team this year. Never ones to duck a challenge, OS also sought high and low for the fastest people in the club, determined that RRR would have to work very hard if they hoped to take ‘our’ trophy.
Overall there were 5 teams from Ordnance Survey this year, OS Runners, OS RED (Run Every Day), OS ‘This Girl Can’, OS Project Managers and OS Finance, which meant a total of ~ 50 OS Runners at the event + assorted family and friends.
This was fantastic as a runner and a supporter as there were lots of OSR’s on course at each time and also loads of supporters cheering you on.
Romsey was turned blue and magento on Sunday
One of the benefits of being an EA Affiliated Club is that we receive club places for the London Marathon, based on the number of first claim EA athletes we have.
For the 2019 event we expect to receive 1 place and the Committee have reviewed and updated the criteria used to allocate the place in 2018, taking into account the nature of the club and also what other local clubs do. These are as follows; Continue reading