After the excitement of RED January and the changing rooms seeming continually busy, some had wondered if the running bug would stick as we entered a wet February. Our monthly Social run proved that runners are not put off by a heavy drizzle with lots of people out.Continue reading
Thank you to everyone (51 runners) who responded to our questionnaire in August/September. We have now reviewed all the answers, picked out the recurring themes and have responded below. There are some things that are harder to change, but where we can, we will.
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.
Sports Day 2018
Friday 31st August 2018
16:30 – 19:30 with Picnic afterwards
Southampton Sports Centre
Thornhill Road, Southampton, SO16 7AY
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.
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) ;).
Keen? Write me an email (email@example.com) or skype me, and I will sort you right out.
your go-to-kit-(wo)man – Lucie
OSR are pleased to announce Lucie Woellenstein is the new kit manager, taking over from Matt Pillinger. Continue reading