Category Archives: Handicap run

Did you R.E.D.?

January 2018 handicap, by Matt Pillinger

Lots of your OS colleagues ran every day during January to raise for money for Solent Mind.   The handicap being on 31st January gave them all a chance to complete their final run as one big group, although lots of them had run together, and with other members of OSR,  throughout the month.  They started the month with a £500 fundraising target and ended up over quintupling that, with the current total being £2,621.

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Future stars make their debut?

As we all know, course familiarity makes a lot of difference on the handicap, so for Lucie and Harry to run 27:00 and 22:41 respectively on their first appearances suggests that they might both be threatening the very top of the leaderboard in the not too distant future.  From a personal perspective, seeing Harry stride past me after less than 400 yards was slightly sobering too.

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