SJ Intraclub Pairs Relay – Following the success of the last club pairs relay, another one has been organised for Tuesday 30th July. For those who may be unaware of this event, it is a brilliant chance to get to know several new faces within the club, and do some running at the same time!
The format is as follows, teams of pairs run 1km laps around the park, on a marshalled route, taking it in turns to run 5 laps. By the end this means each team will have run 10k, and each runner 5k. To make sure teams are as even as can be, pairs will be selected based on recent 5k times, pairing the fastest times up with the slowest times etc to ensure that every team has a fair chance. Although of course, the main aim of this is to have fun, but winning is never a bad thing either!
On the night:
– Meet at 6.30pm – please sign in and find your race partner
– 6.45pm – we will run a practice lap together as a group, so everyone knows the route!
– 7.00pm RACE START
The event should finish at around 8pm, and hopefully we will then go for a nice cool drink in the social club bar.
What you need to do now!
– Put the date in your diary (Tuesday 30th July)
– Email Wayne Boardman your current 5km time
Wayne’s email address is – firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Kit – Stay tuned for future updates, but a pre warning, Sally Kent is looking into finding a supplier for club hoodies, and another order of club ‘heritage’ kit shall be offered out soon. A minimum of 50 orders will need to be made to make this happen, so keep an eye out and have your wallets and purses at the ready!
Shall we get onto some running now? Let’s, starting with….
Yateley 10k Road Race #2 – Not strictly a club event, but the involvement of the club is undeniable and there for all to see, therefore I thought this warranted a feature at the top of the article! Last Wednesday saw the running of the 2nd of 3 Yateley Road Races. The weather was definitely hotter than last time, but that didn’t stop some cracking times being posted by several of our members. The results were as follows:
Stephen Mott – 39:33
Jim Laidlaw – 40:05
Paul Biggs – 44:23
Rebecca Perrin – 46:18
Stuart Mayes – 46:40
Sarah Hyatt – 46:47
Patrick Wadsworth – 47:04
Charley Bryant – 48:54
Caroline Stuart – 48:40
Craig Waters – 49:51
Craig Bowles – 49:56
Claire Rowse – 50:35
Richard Boese – 50:41
Martin Gould – 50:42
Gaynor Falconi – 51:24
Dave Bartlett – 53:03
Lucy Dean – 53:20
Mo Willcox – 54:14
Jackie Kent – 54:18
Vicky Rice – 55:02
Patrick Denston – 56:25
Chris Greatorex – 56:46
Lina Johnson – 57:21
Roy Bentley – 57:30
Louisa Enriquez – 59:02
Colin Carpenter – 58:55
Jo Fraser – 1:00:36
Jon Curham – 1:00:38
Bev Matthews – 1:01:32
Harvey Young – 1:04:38
Liz Evans – 1:04:48
Lucy Hale – 1:05:07
Helen Clayton – 1:07:56
Michelle Wilson – 1:08:02
Helena Jones – 1:09:06
Michelle Reardon – 1:09:27
Matt Johnson – 1:10:29
Angela Foker – 1:10:57
Mark Neve – 1:11:32
Celesta Moruzzi – 1:12:05
Monica Burbidge – 1:13:28
Well done to everyone who ran at Yateley, apologies if I missed you out, as you can see, there were a lot of people to keep track of!
Onto the weekend running and starting with parkrun…
Frimley – 8 SJs headed over to Frimley, with Neil Praine storming round to finish 9th overall and first SJ member in a cracking time of 19:14. Fern Stonestreet was first female SJ through the finishing funnel in a time of 27:57. Special congratulations to Donna Dobson, who took nearly 20 seconds off her previous effort at Frimley, to set a PB with a time of 51:45.
Bracknell – 11 members were at Bracknell this weekend, and were headed up by Krzysztof Zielinski, coming 2nd in age category with a time of 21:50. Jackie Kent came through as first female member, with a great time of 29:15.
Special mentions go to Vanessa Clarke-Morris for her first parkrun at Bracknell, and to Tom Stafford, who set a new PB with a time of 30:30, over 30 seconds quicker than his previous best, well done to you both!
Rushmoor – Just the 4 headed to Rushmoor this Saturday, led around by Roy Bentley, who set a time of 25:04 to come through as first SJ member. Meanwhile, Liz Evans flew around in a time of 29:55, a great sub-30 time!
Andy Hazell ran his 99th parkrun on Saturday, we all know what that means….he has to bring the cake along this Saturday! (Andy, just a question, where are you parkrunning this weekend…? No reason, just curious….)
California Country Park – A terrific trio of SJs ran at California this weekend, and they all decided to get PBs! Nice when that happens, isn’t it? The times were as follows – Alison Winders – 26:55 (39s quicker), Andrew Wood – 27:56 (1m 29s quicker), and Gavin Loader – 28:21 (41s quicker). Excellent effort by the three of them, well done guys!
Tourism – As per usual, plenty of members were out and about on Saturday, let’s see who was where…
Dinton Pastures – 5 SJs ran at Dinton Pastures! The times were as follows – Jim Haffey 25:56, Jon Green 27:59, Lyn Winter 29:36, Andrea Hadfield 30:18, Jane Pond 33:03. Special mentions go to Andrea Hadfield for her first run at Dinton, and to Jim Haffey and Lyn Winter for setting PBs. Well done guys!
Houghton Hall – Andy Summerskill ran a time of 28:56 in his 40th parkrun.
Mole Valley – Kate Parker set a PB by 20 seconds at Mole Valley.
Moors Valley – Jane Ralls got all the threes with a time of 33:33 in her 2nd run at Moors Valley.
Osterley – Another brilliant duo in the form of Lisa Hale and Stuart Overhill ran at Osterley, finishing in times of 21:16 and 24:39. Lisa set a PB by 1 minute 45 seconds in her 7th run at Osterley, fantastic effort!
Preston Park, Brighton – Jo Fraser smashed out a time of 28:16 in her first run at Preston Park.
Richmond – Teresa Milroy ran for her first time at Richmond, getting around in a time of 27:32.
Rickmansworth – Craig Bowles flew around to come through sub-20 in a time of 19:40 to come in 11th overall in his first run at Rickmansworth.
Southsea – A duo of SJs in Alurie Maye Dutton and Yvette Glacken ran at Southsea, both running their 226th parkruns! Alurie ran in 35:28 and Yvette finished in 40:58. Well done both!
Wycombe Rye – Sharon Fields ran a superb time of 24:37 in her 11th run at Wycombe.
Some great parkrunning by everyone, as usual, well done all!
Other Saturday Events…
Unicorn Frolic – Jonathan Taylor and Mark Neve donned the colours and completed an ‘insanely hot and hilly’ course at the Unicorn Frolic in Moreton. Well done guys, nice outfit Jonathan!
Runnymeade Relay – A popular event in the SJ calendar, we entered 6 teams into the Runnymeade Relay this year. With beautiful weather (probably too beautiful for running…), the teams and results were as follows….
Team A – Graham Robinson, Mark Fallowfield-Smith, James Ratcliffe, Lisa Hale, Martin Steadman, Dave Ayling – Final time 2:22:38, position 7.
Team B – Stuart Mayes, Ian Watson, Rebecca Perrin, Dave Breslin, Graham Kelly, Paul Biggs – Final time 2:41:31, position 13.
Team C – Katie Herrington, Claire Hobson, Chris Cole, Jenny Robinson, Phil Turner, George Green – Final time 2:54:26, position 17.
Team D – Gareth Hopkins, Jane Bannister, Simon Phillips, Sarah Jones, Dave O’Toole, Claire Hobson – Final time 3:17:42, position 33.
Team E – Alison Jones (2 legs), Elin Loftesnes, Richard Boese, Beanie Watson, Alan Kirby – Final time 3:06:06, position 29.
Serpent 100k – The legend that is Andy Yates completed the Serpent 100k run. This run follows a route from Haslemere to Petersfield, and takes in all the countryside of Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. Andy came in a superb 24th position, with an incredible time of 13:23:29, I think a big well done is in order, what a superb time!
8th – 14th July
Gosport 5k – A big congratulations to Jim Laidlaw for recording a superb 5k PB time of 18:40 in his latest run at Gosport! Now for sub 18….
Dinton Pastures 10k Summer Series – Race 3 – The third race in this series was held last Thursday, and was well attended, with several members running. The results were as follows:
Rowena Norman – 27:50
Karen Page – 37:24
Julie Graham – 37:26
Louise Turnor – 43:13
Jim Laidlaw – 41:25
Mark Norman – 46:49
Alison Jones – 52:50
Paul Norman – 59:08
Harvey Young – 1:04:38
Sue Hopkinson – 1:12:19
Michele Reardon – 1:12:38
Sam Goodall – 1:15:06
Jenny Cave – 1:16:42
Sally Kent – 1:17:19
Monica Burbidge – 1:17:22
Well done to everyone who ran!
Beginning, of course, with this weekend’s parkrun….
Frimley – A dozen SJs headed over to Frimley Lodge this Saturday, with Alistair Ingall-Tombs leading everybody around, coming through in a great time of 19:65, just sub-20! Not far behind was Teresa Milroy, coming through as first female SJ in a time of 26:09.
Special mentions go to Teresa Milroy, Margaret Wakeling and Donna Dobson, who all set PBs on Saturday, well done ladies! Who runs the world?
Bracknell – Over at Bracknell, a perfect 10 members lined up ready for the start. Krzysztof Zielinski flew around and came through as first member, and sixth overall with a smashing time of 21:23. Jackie Kent came through as first female SJ with a great time of 28:19.
Rushmoor – Running the alternative route this week, it was celebration time at Rushmoor, as Andy Hazell ran his 100th parkrun. A superb achievement, and he ran a time of 37:47 on the day. Well done Andy, now get yourself a t-shirt!
Sarah Hyatt was first member through, coming around in a time of 22:27, 4th female overall, and setting a PB in the process! Meanwhile, John Paul Featherstone was first male member through the finishing funnel with a time of 25:35.
Special mentions (other than Andy, of course) go to John Paul Featherstone and Liz Evans for running their first runs at Rushmoor. Well done everyone, sounds like a great morning!
California Country Park – 5 members headed over to California this weekend, and Martin Steadman obviously had his Weetabix, as he came through 4th overall and 1st in age category with a time of 20:55, all in his first run at California! Meanwhile, Jenny Cave was first female member through, with a time of 34:02.
Special mentions go to Martin Steadman and Luke Junior for running their first California parkruns, and to George Green and Jenny Cave for setting PBs. Well done guys!
Tourism – Another week, another load of tourism from our members. Let’s see who went where….
Alice Holt – Clive Rolfe fancied some hills, and ran a time of 20:50 at Alice Holt.
Bakewell – Mo Willcox completed Bakewell in a time of 25:54 in her first run at the course.
Basingstoke – In her first time at Basingstoke, Ellie Watson completed the course in 53:02.
Bramhall – Patrick Wadsworth ran a time of 23:06 at Bramhall.
Bushy Park – Robert Jerrett and Lisa Hale made the pilgrimage to Bushy this week, running times of 18:08 and 20:53, respectively. Robert earned a PB with his run, cracking effort!
Dinton Pastures – Lyn Winter and Hannah Glaister completed Dinton in times of 29:58 and 31:40, respectively, with Hannah running a PB time. Well done Hannah!
Kingston – Kate Parker completed Kingston in 26:23 on her first run at the venue.
Maidenhead – It was a Metcalfe double showing at Maidenhead, with Nick and Jess Metcalfe completing the course in times of 26:39 and 30:15 in their first runs at the venue.
Princes, Liverpool – Wayne Boardman recorded a time of 22:44 in his first run at Princes.
Reading – A terrific trio of members ran at Reading, with Craig Bowles running 20:05, Dave Breslin 21:48 and Jon Green 24:04. Craig notched a course PB and Dave and Jon completed their first runs at Reading.
Seaton – Jim Haffey headed down to Seaton and ran a time of 25:07 in his first run at the venue.
St Andrews – In his first run at St Andrews, Callum Lundie recorded a time of 23:19.
Tamar Lakes – Andy Summerskill headed to Tamar Lakes for the first time, and came through the finishing funnel in a time of 29:49.
Upton Court – Stuart Mayes completed Upton Court in 22:41 at his first run.
Worsley Woods – Nigel Bassett ran a time of 20:56 in his first run at Worsley.
Other Saturday Events…
Race to the Stones – This weekend event is held over the Ridgeway, the oldest path in Britain. 100km in length, the goal is simply to finish, whether it be by running, jogging or walking. I think I speak for everyone when I say just finishing is an incredible achievement! Andrea Hadfield, Alison Jones and Sharon Burfield completed the event. More to come from the ladies later in the week…
Shoreditch 10k – The latest installment in the Adidas City Run calendar took place this weekend, with the Shoreditch 10k. Jim Laidlaw came through in a time of 40:10, still chasing that elusive sub-40 minute 10k! Michelle Reardon also completed the course in a great time of 1:33:35, well done both!
Sevenoaks 7 – Jess Metcalfe headed down to Sevenoaks for this undulating (and cow poo infested) 7 mile event. A great evening, she completed the course in a time of 1:10:01, well done Jess!
Some mega totals on Strava over the last two week, thanks to the 100k events and midweek running. Cream of the crop was Andy Yates and Alison Jones, who clocked up ludicrous totals of 71.9 and 69.1 miles, respectively. To take part in this just create a free Strava account and link it to the club in your profile. Here’s the top 10 from last week:
Club Events for the week ahead…
Monday: Patrick Wadsworth will be leading/has lead the Monday night chatfest from Sandhurst Sports Centre at 7:30pm. The route will cover approx. 6 miles and is heading off road with the longer days. This is one of the most sociable runs of the week and a great opportunity to catch up with friends or discuss the preceding weekend.
Tuesday Club Run: The biggest club run of the week caters for all abilities with multiple groups that cover beginners 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 start time is 6:30pm as always, with a meet time of 6:25pm, this week from the Sandhurst Recreation Park.
Tuesday Intervals: Later the interval sessions will take place. This weeks session consists of the following: 2 x 5 mins of effort, 2 x 4 mins of effort and 2 x 3 mins of effort. The meeting point is at The Green in Yateley at 8pm. Hard work, but you’ll feel amazing afterwards! You can read more about the Tuesday night intervals HERE
Wednesday: Variety is the spice of life and the Wednesday crew have some surprises for you this week with a mixture of great routes and some fartlek style efforts. Join them at Sandhurst Memorial Park at 7pm. There will also be run options for those that graduated from the 10k and 10 mile courses to ease you into the regular run.
Thursday: A run with Erol will contain hills, laughs, and a couple of wrong turns (normally), but you can guarantee you’ll end up at the car park eventually, and with a smile at the end of it all! Meet at Sandhurst Sports Centre at 7:30pm. The run is a great way to improve fitness by running as a group at a slightly harder intensity. There is a shorter route available and a sweeper so nobody gets left behind.
Friday: Track is still free and the coaches have some great sessions planned for all abilities to improve fitness and technique. This is a great way to improve your running form and fitness, get faster and help prevent injury. If you’ve never ran on a track before give it a try, it’s a lot of fun and you are never more than 200m away from the start.
Saturday: Lots of members will be enjoying their weekly Parkrun fix at 9am on Saturday morning, if you’re thinking of going somewhere new then post on the Facebook page as there may be other members planning on running at the same place as you! Wherever you are parkrunning – Don’t forget your barcode!
Sunday: Come along and give the The Sunday Lookout run a try. They say its the best run of the week but might be a bit biased. It’s a flexible run leaving from The Lookout at 9am with different groups to suit a wide range of abilities. The three ‘Cs’ of Coffee, cake and chat are enjoyed in the cafe post-run.
Apologies this run down is so late, but it’s a bumper run down to make up for it! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the various running exploits of our members over the last couple of weeks, have a safe week of running and see you soon!