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Update on Attendance Award

At the annual OSR awards we have an attendance award to celebrate the runner who has participated in the most activities and club events throughout the year. Our first recipient of this award was Ian Robinson in 2018.

A point will be awarded for each time you attend one of the following:
– Handicap
– 30 Minute Challenge
– Mixed Ability
– Hampshire Road Race League (HRRL) event – (the remaining one’s are: Salisbury 10, Alton 10)
– CSSC Races
– Romsey Relay
– Mile of Miles
– Parkrun (club champs weekend only)

As award season looms we wanted to give you an update (in no particular order) of the current top 10. It’s obvious that anyone with a name beginning with ‘K’ is a committed runner in our club! There’s plenty of opportunities to up your number of points before the award is given out so start planning your calendars for those handicaps, mixed abilities and 30 minute challenges!

Latest Top 10

Paul Ashley
Karen Connell
Jon Sharkey
Keith Spiers
Kevin Hurle
Ian Robinson
Mark Aston
Rachael Evans
Mark Tabor
Kat Earls

Kat’s New Forest Pub Run

Enjoy the idea of trail running with a rewarding pint or two at the end?

Great! Because Kat is proposing a run in The New Forest as an excuse for a social drink at 5:30pm Friday 28th September. Come meet in the car park at The New Forest Fullers’ pub in Ashurst, next to the Ashurst train station. We’ll set off on a relaxed off-road route around Deerleap Inclosure, over the railway bridge from the car park. The exact distance can be anything between 5 – 10K decided on the night and we’d stick to a group pace. See the Strava route map for the full choice of paths.

Afterwards celebrate Friday with a few drinks back at the pub! Just watch out to arrive at the right pub… Ashurst has two pubs with a similar name, just to prove our navigational skills as OSRs. The New Forest is the Fullers’ pub by the train station. Here’s the website: https://www.newforestashurst.co.uk/

Hope to run and raise a glass with you there! Even if you wisely time it to just arrive for the drinks. 😉

If you want to attend, meet us there, or reply to the FB post so we know roughly how many to expect.

 

OS Runners Sports Day 2018

Sports Day 2018

Friday 31st August 2018

16:30 – 19:30 with Picnic afterwards

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Southampton Sports Centre

Thornhill Road, Southampton, SO16 7AY

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Everyone is welcome to our 4th ‘Sports Day’ down at Southampton Sports Centre. OS Runners have booked the track from 4:30-7:30 on the evening of Friday 31st August.

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.

After all that exercise, we will have worked up quite an appetite, so we are planning a picnic in the park – which OS Runners will put in £100. So hopefully a chance to catch the evening sun and award some prizes. We would love it if people can stay for the social too.

If you are interested, please follow the link to the sign-up sheets so we can get a rough idea of numbers to finalise the programme and catering too. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UhyfDJg0GPA5hCPz3PWj_fAEnL5z8qUtsDxFxPQb2jA/edit?usp=sharing

If people can also volunteer to help with timing on the day that would be fantastic.

Hope to see lots of you there! If you would like any further information please speak to Naomi Stanley, James Clarke or Egbe Manners.

Hoodies Galore!

For all those who have missed my facebook post…

We may just have entered the summer season, but let’s be real. We live in the U.K., which means we really don’t have a summer season. So equip yourself with one of our new hoodies to keep you warm whilst standing around at all of the upcoming relays! All logos neatly embroidered, so you can accidentally tumble dry them without the fear of losing the logo entirely (or at all) ;).

Price: £20

Keen? Write me an email (lucie.woellenstein@os.uk) or skype me, and I will sort you right out.

Cheerio,

your go-to-kit-(wo)man – Lucie