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Burnham Beeches 10k – our 10k Expert Alurie Dutton reports…

The quest continues – Burnham Beeches 10k

Following on from the three Yateley 10kms and the three Woodland Fives over May, June July and August the challenge of one 10km per month continues, except it is now two (or even three)! This month the second 10km was at Burnham Beeches on Sunday (13th).

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The start at 9.15 meant getting up early to get there in plenty of time especially as the website said the car park was a 25 minute walk from the start at Caldicott School. In fact it didn’t take quite that long to get to the school but arriving with lots of time to spare does no harm. The setting was excellent with a super family atmosphere and good facilities. There were also a couple of kit suppliers, a massage tent,   a stand where the local pub was selling coffee, bacon sandwiches and burgers and offering a Sunday lunch deal at the pub for those who wanted more, the Burnham Joggers information tent, and, best of all, .the use of the school swimming pool after the event. Can’t be bad.

The race actually started 15 minutes late because of traffic problems on the M40 making some of the runners late but we were kept informed, the weather was good and there were places to sit and chat with the other Sandhurst Joggers who were there ( some of whom were running the half marathon) so it wasn’t a problem.

The start was outside of the school and  followed a lovely route through Burnham Beeches along closed country lanes and  woodland paths in the shade of the famous Burnham beech trees. It was undulating with no nasty hills but you knew that whenever you went down you were going to have to go back up again eventually!  The route was well signposted with clear distance markers, had two water stations with water pouches which I find so much better than a bottle and the marshals were sited at every turn shouting encouragement. At the finish we received an attractive medal, a generous goody bag and a technical t shirt, which had your name on if you were one of the first thousand entrants.

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All in all a great 10k which is on the list for next year.

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12th/13th August – SJ Weekend Run Down

Leon Hick’s marathon journey continued this week with four more events, all of which were organised by SVN. Thursday saw the ‘Ghost of Coyote’ event at the Cyclopark near Gravesend followed on Friday by the ‘Darnley Challenge’ on a longer course at Jeskyns Woodland, the Darnley Estate and Ranscombe Wildflower Reserve. Then on Saturday the ‘Music legends Challenge: Elvis Presley’ and Sunday the ‘Punk Run’, both held at Jeskyns. Completing these meant Leon successfully achieved his goal of running fifty two marathons in a twelve month period and he was able to pick up his 52 in 52 Tshirt.


Under torrential rain on Wednesday the latest round of the Handicap series saw some great runs with Royston Crandley taking the trophy for the second time this year as he topped the five members all logging improvements. Some impressive debuts from the three new members including James Plummer who posted the fastest time on the night with 26:37.


Current series leader Jim Laidlaw just missed bettering his time by three seconds but that was only good enough for 7th position on the night. Jim has already scored in the maximum seven events this year but the good news for him is that August’s score bettered his worst score from April. However it has tightened up at the top of the table as Emy Circuit added a seventh score and closed the gap to thirteen points. Also watch out for Royston Crandley and Dick Newman who are only 26 and 31 points respectively with a score in hand. There are four rounds remaining and still twelve members in with a chance of winning the annual competition.


Thursday evening saw the final race of the Dinton Pastures 5k and 10k series run off under sunny skies although recent rain left some of the course under standing water! Great performances by members in the 10k with Claire Rowse finishing in 52:17 for 6th place in her age group and Kirsty Darcy finishing in 55:50.


Parkrun Frimley Lodge was back in action this week and sixteen members made up for missing last week. Phil Guy had a fantastic run to go sub 20 for the first time with 19:57. Colin Carpenter made his first appearance at FL and went home with his best time on local courses. Royston Crandley posted 23:18 for his best time of the season.

Over at Parkrun Bracknell, Martin Steadman was first SJ to finish in 23:47. Run of the day came from Julie Graham who recorded a PB in 38:44.

Harvey Young was the first member to finish at Rushmoor in 28:42 which is his second best time at the venue. Anna Wakeling posted a bestever Parkrun time with 32:26. Alutie Dutton completed the trio of members in action at Rushmoor.


An abundance of Parkrun Tourism this week! Fredric Frennessen made the trip to Basingstoke and knocked another ten seconds off his time from last week to record another PB in 25:34. Kevin Forster ran at Newcastle Parkrun. Richard Boese was in action on the pebbles of Seaton. Caroline Stuart dodged the bikes at Torbay Velopark. For the third week in a row Philippa Francis ran Evesham Parkrun and amazingly matched her time from last week to the second!
So much this week we’ll start a new paragraph for the local tourism. Dave Ayling came within 6 seconds of a Parkrun PB at Woodley. Lisa Hale and Stuart Overhill ran at Homewood.


Burnham Beeches Half Marathon saw a sizeable group of SJs tackle the event with Patrick Wandsworth and Charlie St Aubyn finishing within six seconds of each other in 1:43:24 and 1:43:30 respectively. Jackie Kent posted 1:54:37 as she completed her 20th half marathon in five years and Dave Bartlett showed grit to overcome recent injury woes to finish in 2:26:11.


At the Burnham Beeches 10k, Angela Foker and Ros Cosgreave completed the hilly ten kilometres in 1:07:39, Alutie Dutton in 1:10:55, Karen Page and Samantha Pittick in 1:13:25 and Yvette Glacken in 1:16:55. Effective teamwork for a couple of pairs there en route to the post race prosecco and swimming pool!


James Ward continued the great form shown at the final Yateley 10k with a strong run at the Rock and Roll Half Marathon series race in Dublin bagging a PB in 1:27:53.

Max Woods continued his run of longer events with the Salisbury 54321 Marathon as he builds towards a winter 100 miler! This is a slightly more generous Marathon at 27.75 miles which Max completed in 4 hours 38 minutes for 56th place.

Sunday saw the second edition of the Hart 4 Relay in Minley Woods over a (you guessed it) 4 hour duration, on a (you guessed it) 4 kilometre course, in teams of (yes you guessed it) 4 runners. We’ll have full reports later in the week from the official SJ team and the members running in various composite teams.


No surprises who our King of Strava was last week with 168.8km thanks to running four marathons; Leon Hicks took the title for a second week. Andrea Hadfield took second with 76.6km having covered most of the Fox trail and Phil Beard was third with 63.9km. Sixty members logged runs this week. To take part in this just create a free Strava account and link it to the club in your profile.

Please let me know if I’ve missed anything and share your results and achievements in the future so the rest of the club know what you are up to.

As always keep a look out on Facebook for details of the weekday evening runs.

Monday: Patrick will be leading the weekly chat fest from Sandhurst sports Centre at 7:30pm. This six (ish) mile run is a great opportunity to regale tales of weekend running adventures.

Tuesday: Mike, Monica and the other run leaders will be leading multiple groups to cater for all abilities from beginners through to faster and more experienced runners. It’s perfect for novices and those coming back from injury or a long lay-off because you can start with an easy group and work your way upwards. The run starts at Sandhurst Memorial Park this week starting at 6:30pm. Later the interval sessions will meet at The TYTHINGS in Yateley at 8pm.

Wednesday: Andrea Vincent and Sharon Burfield are the General Members for the Wednesday which leaves from Sandhurst Memorial Park at 7pm. The run will cover approx. 5-6 miles over roughly an hour. Runners run at their own pace and loop back as needed.

Thursday: This week is a normal Threshold run including pre-run mirth and merriment in Nikki’s ‘informative’ Facebook post, meeting at Sandhurst Sports Centre at 7:30pm for approx. 8 miles of ‘comfortably’ hard fun in the wood on a carefully selected route of the area’s finest roads and trails.

Next week on Thursday 24th August will be the final Pub Run of 2017. All you will need to do is turn up at 7:20pm at the Bird in Hand in little Sandhurst. Everyone is welcome and the run will be a total of 6 miles, but with lots of looping and chatting so everyone is welcome, whatever your ability. If you are planning to join please let Nikki know so she has an idea on numbers.

Friday: Track is still free and the THREE coaches have some great sessions planned for all abilities to improve fitness and technique.

Sunday: Anybody not racing can join the crowd running from The Lookout at 9am. It’s a flexible run to suit everybody’s needs and is either adapted to fit with distance targets or multiple groups are formed. The three ‘Cs’ of Coffee, cake and chat are enjoyed in the cafe post-run.

The Run Down will be taking a break for a couple of weeks but will be back in the first week of September with a bumper catch up edition.

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SJ Track Challenge

A few weeks back twenty four Sandhurst Joggers gathered at Bracknell Track for an evening of speed at The Sandhurst Joggers Track Challenge.

Six teams of four were created on the night with each team captain selecting members for one sprint and one middle distance event each. The teams then combined for the 4×100 and 4×400 relays.


Starting with the shorter distances, the 100m saw six budding Usain Bolts line up with Stuart Mayes edging Roy Bentley on the line. The tightest finish was between Kerstin Johnson and Colin Carpenter with Kerstin’s lunge enabling her to grab 5th place.

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In the 200m a well measured run from Ian Watson saw him take the win ahead of Stephen Casey.

200m results

Novel distance 300m saw Coach Carl cruise to easy victory ahead of tightly fought race for silver which Jodie Shimmen narrowly took ahead of Simon.

300m results

Always one of the most eagerly anticipated events, the 400m lived up to expectations with a close race between Matt James and Jim Laidlaw which Matt won by a comfortable 3 seconds in the end. The highlight though was the battle for bronze which went down to wire with Sarah Hyatt besting Richard Boese and Sharon Burfield by a second.

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The 800m saw a comfortable victory for Royston Crandley who ran a well measured effort over the two laps of the track.

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More great displays of pacing in the 1km as Ian Watson ran strongly for the win with a sub-4 minute km. Sharon Burfield narrowly missed going under 4 minutes for the silver.

1km results

Another commanding victory for Matt James in the 1500m as he eased away from Stuart Mayes over the second lap. Sarah Hyatt found herself in another blanket finish as she narrowly missed out on the bronze medal to Patrick Wadsworth.

1500m results


The Blue Ribbon event; The Mile… the one everyone wants to win! After a rigorous selection process by each team and a well measured run Jim Laidlaw took the spoils with a composed 5 minutes and 47 seconds. Stephen Casey was safe in second and Coach Carl Bradshaw running perfectly even laps to secure third.

Mile results

The rain picked up its pace as runners lined up for the 4 x 100m but there were no butter fingers and all teams successfully passed the baton with Roy anchoring team 2 to victory. The closest finish of the whole night saw Stephen Casey closing on Richard Boese all the way to the line but Richard hung on by the narrowest of margins (less than half a second!) to take second place.

4x100m results


Another exciting finish in the 4 x 400m. Team 2 took victory but close behind them a battle royale ensued as Teams 3 and 5 decided it on the line with the former just edging it.

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In the end the team of Stuart Mayes, Lauren Askew, Hannah Glaister and Jim Laidlaw too the overall team competition comfortably. It was far tighter for the remaining podium spots with three teams within 2 points of each other. Roy, Ian, Martin and Jackie took silver ahead of Colin, Sarah, Stephen and Jodie who had to be satisfied with bronze.

Overall results

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Overall a fantastic evening of running. Remember track sessions run every Friday at Bracknell Leisure Centre and is free for all members. These sessions are a great way to improve your running, you’ll learn about correct techniques, get input from the coaches, improve speed and endurance, discover new stretches and practices to help avoid injuries plus have a lot of fun at the same time. Track is great for all abilities as you are never more than 200 metres away from the end of the track. Come along and give it a try at 7pm every Friday.

 

 

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Sandhurst Joggers 30th Anniversary Round Bracknell Relay

What is it?

Based on the Ramblers Route round Bracknell, this will be a 4 leg relay race. With the total mileage being about 30 miles – one for every year we have been a club.

When is it?

Sunday 17 September 2017

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Where does it Start/Finish?

The Start/Finish will be at the Lookout.

What are the Leg distances?

They vary between 5.5 and 8.5 miles

The legs are:

LookOut to Wildmoor Heath – 8.5 miles

Wildmoor Heath to Easthampstead Path /Jeallotts Park – 5.5 miles

Easthampstead Park to Warfield Church – 8 miles

Warfield Church to LookOut – 8 miles

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Will it be signed and marshalled?

Not by us but there are Rambler Route markers for most of the route. The leaflet (https://descubriendouk.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/bracknell-forest-ramblers-route.pdf) describes most of the route although Stage 1 will use some of the route before crossing to Kings Ride in Camberley (well known to Thursday Night runners) before heading to Wildmoor Heath car park to make up the distance.  All the route is not difficult to follow and there may be GPX tracks to download.  You will be responsible for finding your way.

Will it be timed?

We expect each person will be running with a running watch so to make things easier we will trust each of you to time yourselves.  We will collect times at the end and work out the winners

Each stage will start at a set time so that people can run some or all of the leg together.  Although it is timed we want as many people as possible to be involved.  Only one team can come first and one can come last, the rest will come somewhere in between.  The achievement is the same for all.

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This sounds great.  How do I enter?

There are two ways:

  • get together with some mates and arrange a team yourself and let me know who is in your team and which legs they are running
  • contact me (generalmon@sandhurstjoggers.org.uk) and I’ll arrange teams.

Also contact me if you would like to help out.

How do I get to/from the start/finish of my leg?

Talk to others running your leg or your team and see if you can sort something out.  Even the furthest legs are only a few miles from the LookOut if you take a direct route through Bracknell so maybe a gentle warmup/cool down!

I don’t fancy running, but would like to be involved.

We hope that those who don’t fancy running it will volunteer and we can have some support out at the start and finish of each leg and out on the course.

Can I run the whole thing as an Ultra?

Why not J  You will have to accept that we may not be able to provide any support for the later stages.

I have a question?

Contact me at generalmon@sandhurstjoggers.org.uk

Patrick Wadsworth
General Member – Monday
Sandhurst Joggers

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5th/6th August – SJ Weekend Run Down

As the summer marches on we find ourselves into August and the Yateley 10k Road Race Series is sadly over for another year. The final race on Wednesday saw dramatically different conditions to the previous event with rain keeping temperatures down and whilst this wasn’t ideal for spectators, other than a headwind in the opening and closing kilometres the conditions were more conducive to running.

Great results on the night with Collette Callanan finishing second in the F45 category while Mike Guess and Dave O’Toole took third and fourth place respectively in the M60 race. Here’s the results for all members:-

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Well done to everyone and congratulations to the following who achieved personal bests on the night:- Jacqueline Hudson, Nicola Gater, Sharon Burfield, Helen Fairman, Claire Rowse, Amy Gates, Julie Graham and James Ward. Special mention to all the marshals and especially the Reading Road crew who cheered us along that tough section.

Finally to wrap up on the Yateley races club members achieved some great results in the overall series. Dave O’Toole took the overall victory in the M60 category and I finished second overall in the M40 age group. Well done to everyone who completed all three events, you’ll all be enjoying the fantastic combo medals which build up into a great trophy.

YRR combined medals

I’ve written before about being blown away by Leon Hicks’ astonishing feats of endurance and somehow last week he took it to another level with five marathons in a week. Having a completed Enigma’s ‘Planes’ marathon on Sunday 30th July, Leon’s running week started on Tuesday in in Kent at SVN’s ‘Very British Challenge’. Next up on Thursday morning was Enigma Running’s ‘School’s Out’ where Leon completed ‘Marathon 2’ where he completed laps of the course at Caldecotte near Milton Keynes in a clockwise direction. Then in the afternoon he headed back in an anti-clockwise direction in ‘Marathon 3’ to complete the double. On Saturday at the Phoenix Summer Marathon Leon finish in 4:59:08 to go sub-5 after an incredible week and 131 miles. Leon is back in action this week with a paltry (!?!) four marathons to complete his 52 marathons in 52 weeks challenge. We’ll have more reports to follow and an update in next week’s Run Down.

Leon marathons quest

Frimley Lodge Parkrun was closed this week so many members made the short sprints over to Rushmoor and Bracknell. The closure in combination with holiday season meant this week was the most prolific in terms of Parkrun tourism.

Rushmoor saw one of its busiest ever mornings as 589 runners descended on the Queen’s Parade course. Ten members toed a very busy startline with Stuart Mayes the first SJ to finish in 22:31. Royston Crandley recorded a new course PB of 23:43 as did Jane Bannister with 27:43 and Chris Brooks in 37:02. Fredric Frennessen scored a fastest ever Parkrun with 25:44 as did Michelle Williams in 40:19.

Over at Bracknell and back on the ‘new’ twisty course, twelve Sandhurst Joggers tackled the event with Dave O’Toole first member to finish in 24:38 in his first run at the venue closely followed three seconds later by George Green.  Sophie Le Saux posted a new Bracknell PB of 29:17 which is also her fastest this year.

Richard Upton Court PR

An abundance of Parkrun tourism this week with Stuart Overhill in action at Bedfont Lakes near Healthrow finishing in 22:49. Janet Venables ran 28:23 at Lloyd Park, Croydon. Dave Ayling stopped the clock at 20:56 on the Greenham Common course near Newbury. John Tovell ran well at home venue Crane Park while Lisa Hale ran strongly at Homewood. Richard Boese sampled the Upton Court course near Slough. Philippa Francis made her second appearance at Evesham in as many weeks and bettered her time. Nigel Evans made the longest trip up to Perth in Scotland and was rewarded with his quickest time in two years finishing in 23:08.

Nigel Perth Parkrun

Don’t forget to add Sandhurst Joggers as your club in your Parkrun profile to help us keep track of your achievements.

Richard Boese lined up at 9pm in Queen Elizabeth Country Park for South Downs Midnight Marathon. The course headed East to Cocking along the South Downs Way before doing a 180 degree turn to return to the park and the finish where Richard arrived at 3:20am. We’ll have a report on this one soon…

Richard South Downs Midnight Marathon

More South Downs action at the Harting Multi Terrain 10 mile race near Petersfield where Ian Watson finished in 1:24:54 for a top half finish and Gavin Loader came home 6th in 1:04:08.

Harting cake

No surprises who our King of Strava was last week with 209.6km thanks to running four marathons; Leon Hicks took the title my (literally) miles! Fellow marathoner Richard Boese took second with 74.9km and I was third with 66km (thankfully without having to run a marathon!) Sixty-four members logged runs this week. To take part in this just create a free Strava account and link it to the club in your profile.

Please let me know if I’ve missed anything and share your results and achievements in the future so the rest of the club know what you are up to.

As always keep a look out on Facebook for details of the weekday evening runs.

Tuesday: There will be multiple groups running on Tuesday from Sandhurst Memorial Park this week starting at 6:30pm. Later the interval sessions will meet at The TYTHINGS in Yateley at 8pm where the session will be 12 x 2 minutes with 1 minute recoveries.

Wednesday: It’s the second Wednesday of the month so time for the Handicap for members to track their fitness progress and establish a benchmark. This four mile run over a two lap course around Crowthorne is ideal for all abilities and starts from the Morgan Rec in Crowthorne at 7:30pm. It’s still tight in the annual competition but with only five 2017 runs remaining don’t miss out on a chance to score points! All members are welcome at the post run curry at The Raj in Sandhurst.

Thursday: This week the threshold/improvers run will be on the off road, Nikki will have more details later in the week and soon we’ll have a route schedule planned out.

Friday: Track is still free and the THREE coaches have some great sessions planned for all abilities to improve fitness and technique.

Sunday: Anybody not racing can join the crowd running from The Lookout at 9am. It’s a flexible run to suit everybody’s needs and is either adapted to fit with distance targets or multiple groups are formed. The three ‘Cs’ of Coffee, cake and chat are enjoyed in the cafe post-run.

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29th/30th July – SJ Weekend Run Down

A quiet week on the racing front but plenty of great club runs and of course… Park Run…

Bracknell made a special ‘for one week only’ return to the old three lap course due to some issues with cleaning up the Great Hollands venue but the good news for many (127 runners to be precise) is that this resulted in a glut of course PBs including Sam Weller in 26:03, Colin Carpenter in 29:11, Blanche Barnes in 30:38 and Hannah Glaister in 31:23. Martin Steadman came agonisingly close to his best with 22:09, only three seconds shy! He had to be content with being first SJ to finish.

Over at Rushmoor Gerry Mepham put some speed into his legs with a rapid 20:44 while Andrea Semple ran her fastest with 33:28.

Fast times in evidence at Frimley Lodge with Neil Praine again under twenty minutes with 19:43 and Dave Ayling’s 20:49 his best on the course.

Some quality Parkrun tourism this week with Charlie St Aubyn at Blackpool, Yvette Glacken at Luton Wardown, Sharon Conquer in Northampton, John Tovell at home at Crane Park, Phillipa Francis at Evesham and Kevin Forster far away at Dungloe.

Don’t forget to add Sandhurst Joggers as your club in your Parkrun profile to help us keep track of your achievements.

Not much race action on this weekend but Lina Johnson made up for it with a 100 mile epic ultra at the Trailwalker 100 as part of a four person team. We’ll have a full report from Lina soon…


Max Woods ran a trail marathon on Saturday but we’re not allowed to talk about it… maybe we’ll be able to secure a highly entertaining account later in the week…

Another new Queen of Strava this week as Lina Johnson’s Ultra carried her to the to of the leaderboard with 100km. Lisa Hale took second with 57.4km and Phil Beard was third with 54.9km. Sixty-five members logged runs this week. To take part in this just create a free Strava account and link it to the club in your profile.

As always, please let me know if I’ve missed anything and share your results and achievements in the future so the rest of the club know what you are up to.

As always keep a look out on Facebook for details of the weekday evening runs.

Tuesday: As its the first Tuesday of the month the Tuesday runs will start at the Morgan Rec in Crowthorne at the usual time of 6:30pm. Later the interval sessions will meet at The TYTHINGS in Yateley at 8pm where Mike and Ray have a special session planned.

Wednesday: This week is Race 3 of the Yateley 10k Road Race series with lot’s of members running, with a few hoping to round out the series with some great results, plus many more volunteering. If you aren’t already involved but can spare some time on Wednesday evening please let Roger know.

Thursday: This week the threshold/improvers run will be on the off road, Nikki will have more details later in the week and soon we’ll have a route schedule planned out.

Friday: Track is still free and the THREE coaches have some great sessions planned for all abilities to improve fitness and technique.

Sunday: Anybody not racing can join the crowd running from The Lookout at 9am. It’s a flexible run to suit everybody’s needs and is either adapted to fit with distance targets or multiple groups are formed. The three ‘Cs’ of Coffee, cake and chat are enjoyed in the cafe post-run.

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22nd/23rd July – SJ Weekend Run Down

More weekday evening race action this week starting with the final event in the three race Forest 5 series in Crowthorne Woods. Sixteen members were in action on the night with strong performances throughout. Helen Antram has a superb series finishing 2nd overall in the Female Vet category helped with another podium finish on the night. Andrew Brooks took 16th overall on the night and 3rd Vet in the overall series with consistent runs in all three rounds.

Woodland 5

Friday night track training was ramped up this week for THE Track Challenge. Twentyfour runners split into six teams to contest events from 100m to one mile with the relays forming a grand finale. We’ll have a full report soon but in the meantime….

here’s a highlights video with some action

track challenge winning team

All three local Parkruns were open again this weekend. Bracknell was popular with eleven members in action from a total field of 385. Dave Breslin showed fine form finishing first for the club in 22:36. A strong women’s SJ team was led home by Sarah Alexander.

Rushmoor also saw eleven SJs enjoy the fast course. Nigel Evans was the first member to finish in 24:35 while both Harvey Young and Sam Pittick both had top runs to record a PBs of 28:00 and 29:46. Blanche Barnes, Sophie Pibworth and Michelle Williams all had fantastic first runs at Rushmoor to record their fastest Parkruns ever!

Another huge turnout of 590 at Frimley Lodge which is joining the big leagues of Parkrun. Eight SJs joined the masses with Stephen Casey first member to finish in 21:38 which is only seven seconds off his best ever on the course.

More quality Parkrun tourism this week with Lisa Hale and Royston Crandley running at Moors Valley, Dave Ayling was in action in Tring, Sharon Conquer ran at Northampton, and John Tovell at Crane Park.

Don’t forget to add Sandhurst Joggers as your club in your Parkrun profile to help us keep track of your achievements.

Not too many races on Sunday with Lisa Hale’s run in the Wexham Park Trail 10k being the only one I’m aware of.

Wexham park 10k

This week we had a new King of Strava with Krzysztof Zielinski topping the leaderboard with a total of 72.1km. Sophie Le Saux was second with 62.5km and Phil Beard third with 55.6km. Biggest participation ever this week with Sixty-nine members logging runs. To take part in this just create a free Strava account and link it to the club in your profile.

As always, please let me know if I’ve missed anything and share your results and achievements in the future so the rest of the club know what you are up to.

As always keep a look out on Facebook for details of the weekday evening runs.

Tuesday: There will be multiple groups running on Tuesday from Sandhurst Memorial Park this week starting at 6:30pm. Later the interval sessions will meet at The TYTHINGS in Yateley at 8pm and head up to Blackbushe for a pairs session.

Wednesday: Sharon Burfield will be leading the Wednesday Pub Run along the canal path from the Waterwich at Odiham this Wednesday at 7pm. Please confirm your attendance on Facebook and also your menu choice if you are planning on joining for food at the pub afterwards.

Thursday: This week the threshold/improvers run will be on the off road, Nikki will have more details later in the week and soon we’ll have a route schedule planned out.

Friday: Track is still free and the THREE coaches have some great sessions planned for all abilities to improve fitness and technique.

Sunday: Anybody not racing can join the crowd running from The Lookout at 9am. It’s a flexible run to suit everybody’s needs and is either adapted to fit with distance targets or multiple groups are formed. The three ‘Cs’ of Coffee, cake and chat are enjoyed in the cafe post-run.