Hampshire Road Race League

As discussed at the AGM in January, we have now taken 2 entries (1 men, 1 women) in the Hampshire Road Race League for 2017-18.   HRRL is a 12 race series for EA clubs in Hampshire which takes place from September (starting with the Overton 5) to June (ending with Lordshill 10k) each year.  This is a great opportunity for you to compete as an individual and also for us as a club and measure ourselves against some of the best local runners  (we won’t be winning this one …)

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At The Finish Line With…Nick Lindsay

Tell us a bit about your running history

Well I’ve been ‘running’ since my distant student days in Bristol, but that was mainly to contain student excesses and keep in reasonable shape for the squash court. Once my squash career was curtailed through injury my running combined with swimming (for fitness) and MTB cycling for fun led me into the world of triathlon.

Nick trying to remember where he’s left his bike…

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OS Runners at ThunderRun 2017

Thunder Run – well nearly!

For the past three year’s members of Ordnance Survey running club have entered a 24-hour relay race at Catton Park in the Midlands. The concept is basically, how many 10k laps can you manage starting at 12.00 mid-day Saturday and finishing 24 hours later. There are different categories including solo, pairs and teams of 3-5 and 6-8 going up and down dale, through woods all on grass or earth tracks.

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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.

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