Many months ago, Matt Pillinger, Matt Maiden and I arranged to run the New Forest Marathon together. As a trail marathon we wanted to enjoy it rather than push for a spectacular time on what shouldn’t be a PB course. As I was a marathon newbie the two Matts agreed to help me get through it.
The New Forest 10 (mile) is a fantastic local event put on by New Forest Runners. Continue reading
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.
Everyone is welcome to our 3rd ‘Sports Day’ down at Southampton Sports Centre (Thornhill Road, Southampton, SO16 7AY). OS Runners have booked the track from 4:30-7:30 on the evening of Friday 1st September.
It would be great to see lots of familiar and not so familiar faces down there, even better if you are not a regular runner as this event is not all about speed, or distance, but having a bit of a laugh. There will be a mixture of ‘proper’ races such as 100m relay, 400m and mile plus fun races like egg and spoon, long jump, skipping race etc so please feel free to bring friends and relatives. We chose this date as we children will still be on summer holidays so hopefully they will come and enjoy the afternoon too.
If you fancy taking the family out on a really nice day in the middle of June then just check to see when the Lordshill 10k road race is taking place; every year the weather is dry and warm. In previous years it has been a little too warm!! Lordshill 10k Road Race 2017 didn’t disappoint this year either with over 600 runners turning out for a 0930 start from the access road at the front of Ordnance Survey HQ.
OS Runners love a relay event (Romsey Relay, Thunderrun, London2Cardiff etc) and so were all over a more local event – the Mile of Miles, put on by Southampton (as defending champions) Athletics Club.