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Race report: The Great North Run 2016 (by Royston C)

I have a huge apology and also a thank you to make to our lovely Royston, who kindly wrote this awesome article and has then been very patient waiting for me to post it whilst I have been wrapped up at work. So without further ado- here is Royston’s race report from the Great North Run…and boy it’s a goody!
50 metres in front of me, stands one of our most successful athletes, sadly he is not a Sandhurst Jogger, but the incredible Mo Farah.  The announcer booms out his name to the waiting 50,000 runners who are currently causing the biggest traffic jam along the dual carriage way in Newcastle, as we wait to start the Great North Run.  I have had the pleasure of meeting Mo Farah, but today this is the closest I will get to him.  Trying to remain relaxed, knowing I have not really put in the training for the forth coming 13.1 miles, I know I’m going to be relying on my fitness to propel me round.
A first for me today, is sun glasses, they normally annoy me by bouncing round, but the sun is glaring, the temperature is rising and as we are running in the same direction for the entire race it turns out the shades were a great investment.
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Royston looking set to go!

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Race Review: Edinburgh Marathon

Edinburgh Marathon

… a member’s personal view

(A huge thank you to our lovely Chairman, Ian Watson, for writing this review! -Nikki)

 

At last year’s Quiz/Bake-Off night, I was the lucky person whose name was drawn out of the hat (to the predictable chorus of “Fix! Fix!”) to get the free entry to the Edinburgh Marathon, which the club got in return for a bit of advertising of the event. I thought a report was a fair return.

If you want to get a report of my own run in eye-glazing and mind-numbing detail, then I’m happy to give it, but here I’ll keep that to a minimum and try and give an impression of the event itself for those considering giving it a go.

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Race report: Endure 24 -Solo

The following article was written by George Green after his truly amazing effort at the recent Endure 24 race, held on 11/12 June 2016. A huge thank you to George for taking the time to jot down his thoughts – it is a wonderful insight into what it takes to compete in the solo category and a must read for any wannabe ultra runners out there.

Endure 24 has become a significant event in the Sandhurst Joggers calendar. This year, in addition to the 4 relay teams (32 runners), there were 4 Solo runners (George Green, Leon Hicks, Richard Boese, and Noora Eresmaa). Here are my thoughts on the Solo event, and Ultra Running more generally.

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The Marathon Training Camp – Part 3 Sunday

So at the end of February our annual ‘weekend away’ took place and this year the emphasis was on long distance and marathon training. I thought I’d write a review of the weekend, given that I organised it and everything (not biased). The review is split into 3 – so this is the last instalment 3/3 (Sunday)

Sunday 28 February

Sunday was reserved for the long run, and putting into practice all that we had learnt. We tried to offer a variety of distances to include those not marathon training. Everyone set off in three groups to enjoy the stunning countryside.

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The Marathon Training Camp – Part 2 Saturday

So at the end of February our annual ‘weekend away’ took place and this year the emphasis was on long distance and marathon training. I thought I’d write a review of the weekend, given that I organised it and everything (not biased). The review is split into 3 – so this is 2/3 (Saturday)

Saturday 27 February

I woke early and remembered I was organising this thing and should probably get up. The kitchen was already a hive of activity with a rather enterprising tea refilling system in place that meant the pot was always full. Wonderful.

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The Marathon Training Camp -Part 1 Friday

So at the end of February our annual ‘weekend away’ took place and this year the emphasis was on long distance and marathon training. I thought I’d write a review of the weekend, given that I organised it and everything (not biased). The review is split into 3 – so this is 1/3 (Friday)

Friday 26 February

Everyone arrived and moaned about the traffic. This is a ritual for all those who attempt to travel anywhere on a Friday evening. Oh that’s everyone except those hardcore triathletes that had decided to drive over after an evening swimming class and Jackie who managed to even beat me and get there extra early.

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Race Report: Tadley Xc

Did I mention that it’s cross country (xc) season? Well to be honest it’s almost the end of the xc season – so what better time than to start blogging about it?

Today’s race report was written by the super John K about Tadley xc – which took place on Sunday 24 January 2016. John has some very wise words of advice for us all!

Always make sure that you have tied your shoes nice and tight before embarking on a cross country event!..

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