By Naomi Stanley
After a hot summer, the weather behaved itself for our annual OS Runners Sports Day. In normal tradition, after work, on a Friday in the school holidays we headed down to Southampton Sports Centre and the running track.
With the summer holidays drawing to a close, we welcomed back our annual Sports Day at Southampton Athletics track. With a concoction of more traditional running races mixed in with a highly coveted egg and spoon contests, there was something for everyone.
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Sports Day – 2017
OS Runner and recent Desk to 5k graduate Nicky Southam writes…
Being a new member of the OS Runners I wanted to show my support for the Sports Day event and I knew my daughter would love it too. I wasn’t brave enough to sign up for any serious races, just the fun ones like Egg & Spoon, 3 Legged and Kids relay. I was a bit apprehensive about wearing my OS Runners top as didn’t wish to look too keen so eventually decided against it, only to discover nearly everyone sporting their club top when we arrived! Still it was a fantastic event and could really feel the sense of community and friendship, everyone was welcome and included. The children had a wonderful time and entertained themselves in the sand pit and everyone gorged themselves in between races on the yummy strawberries brought by Julie.
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.