The Wayfarers 100k Ultra was my 2nd ultramarathon and my 2nd ultramarathon win (dammit, why can’t I be good at something that isn’t sooo hard)! Having completed 90k at Lemur Loop, a 12 hour ultra distance challenge, back in November, the concept of running 100km wasn’t too insane for me, and it seemed to follow on nicely from the recent London Marathon. But actually, looking back, double marathon plus 10 miles is in fact pretty insane!!
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!
We are almost at the finish line, with a week to go till Christmas Eve, and the last official work day before Christmas shut down (if you haven’t gotten away early), the OS Runners braved one last handicap in 2018.
It’s been a while since we’ve had an ‘At the Finish Line’ interview, so before everyone forgets him entirely, here is a blast from the past with Harry Odell who’s now back in Manchester making waves in the world of machine learning and academics.