Its not very often I go all fan-boy, but this deserves it.
Jo Miles PB coming into the handicap was 29:30, from January 2019. 5k round OS later and her new PB is 26:42, an improvement of 2:48. I think most of us would give up alcohol &/or cake &/or one of our less vital body organs to knock 2:48 off our handicap PB.
3k, 5k, 8.05k, 10k & 16.1k. If you speak in Olde English, 1.86, 3.11, 5, 6.22 & 10 miles
Which ever language you use, those distances add up to a marathon (42.2k or 26.2 miles).
Those OSR’s who have run a marathon will know that it is quite a herculean task, with 4-6 months of training, culminating in the best moment being when you reach the finish line and can STOP RUNNING! An alternative way of running the distance is to break it down into 5 runs, the challenge is then to run it somewhat faster than in a single run and maybe see if you can beat your hard earned actual marathon time.
It seems like ages since we were all able to get together for a social run, a quick Handicap, or a Mid Week training session. To try and ensure we keep up to date with each other and maybe even get some ideas to keep our running (or other activities) fun and interesting we asked different members of the club to give us an insight into their lockdown thoughts. Some faces you will recognise, and some new members which we hope to welcome more fully in the future.
If you submitted your thoughts and have not been included below, look out in future weeks!
The last time we posted an At The Finish Line… profile was at the end of 2018. So we thought we’d bring it back and start with former Desk to 5k graduate who now volunteers with Desk to 5k and has gone onto run a number of different events such as Thunder Run and the Winchester Half Marathon.
I think all of those who ran the February 2020 handicap will remember it as being pretty grim weather – which makes our thanks to Karen and Ian for timing and photographing even more heartfelt than usual.