This is a very special write up for me. Yesterday marked the last handicap that I will probably ever run with the OS Runners. Although, never say never! The OS Runners have been a huge part of my life here in Southampton. Whilst I always ran a little bit, it wasn’t until I joined this club that I really fell in love with this sport. Not only have you all contributed to that, but you were also a big part of my social life here and always encouraged me to try harder and go bigger. So before I go into all things Handicap, I just wanted to extend a big thank you to everyone for this! Organising the handicaps has been one of my responsibilities as part of the committee for some 18 months, so this really was a double whammy emotional run for me. So I wish the next person taking this over the best of luck! 🙂Continue reading
Today I’m going to sum up both the May and the June Handicap in one blog post, since time ran away from me last time and before I knew it we ran another one, but we wouldn’t wanna miss out on recognizing any of the PBs, first timers and winners from last month, would we?Continue reading
Another month gone by means another handicap in the bag for all those that ran this month.
With the third time running the new handicap route, we are well into a new season. More runners are trying the new route, more PBs are being set as well as more course records. Weather, whilst absolutely freezing first thing in the morning, is a perfectly comfortable 15 degrees around lunch time.
This month we had 20 participants and the average time was a commendable 23:41. 8 personal bests were set, and a new course records was set for the girls, again by Karen Connell with an incredible 21:16!! Paul Ashley also set out to beat Jon Sharkey’s course record of 16:55, but unfortunately missed out by 24 seconds. Nonetheless, it was a personal best for him as well! Who is going to try and smash it next month?