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Sandhurst Joggers Members of the Month: a recap

As our monthly celebrations of Sandhurst Joggers MOTM has now come to an end, we look back over the past year to reflect on what they have done to earn such a prestigious title!

September 2020:

Andrea Vincent was the first recipient of the title of Member of the Month for assisting a man found collapsed in the street and getting help for him. Find out more about Andrea here: https://wordpress.com/post/thejoggersjournal.wordpress.com/15593

October 2020:

Jenny Robinson was our October 2020 Member of the Month winner for co-ordinating all the run groups during the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure all runs complied with regulations. Find out more about Jenny here: https://wordpress.com/post/thejoggersjournal.wordpress.com/15602

November 2020:

Vinnett Taylor was our November 2020 Member of the Month winner for encouraging SJ members to continue with training for races, despite ongoing Covid-19 restrictions at the time. Find out more about Vinnett here: https://wordpress.com/post/thejoggersjournal.wordpress.com/15710

December 2020:

Andy Hazell was our December 2020 Member of the Month winner for taking on the role of the Tuesday run groups which has included Google forms, getting people into the right size groups and making club announcements. Find out more about Andy here: https://wordpress.com/post/thejoggersjournal.wordpress.com/15724

January 2021:

Sharon Burfield was our January 2021 Member of the Month winner for her hard work in the Intensive Care Unit at two hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out more about Sharon here: https://wordpress.com/post/thejoggersjournal.wordpress.com/15734

February 2021:

Monica Burbidge was our February 2021 Member of the Month winner for setting up a Whats App group to help keep members motivated to continue running. Find out more about Monica here: https://wordpress.com/post/thejoggersjournal.wordpress.com/15740

March 2021:

Sophie Le Saux was our March 2021 Member of the Month for tiding up litter in her local area whilst out running. Find out more about Sophie here: https://wordpress.com/post/thejoggersjournal.wordpress.com/15748

April 2021:

Stephen Casey is our April 2021 Member of the Month for organising and keeping the Sunday look out runs going during lockdown and putting together an online quiz for members. Find out more about Stephen here: https://wordpress.com/post/thejoggersjournal.wordpress.com/15768

May 2021:

Nigel Evans is our May 2021 Member of the Month for completing 10 marathons in 10 days to raise money for Young Minds charity which supports children and young people with mental health difficulties. Find out more about Nigel here: https://wordpress.com/post/thejoggersjournal.wordpress.com/15791

June 2021:

Richard Boese is our June 2021 Member of the Month for joining the 100 marathons club after it was delayed. Find out more about Richard here: https://wordpress.com/post/thejoggersjournal.wordpress.com/15802

July 2021:

Lina Johnson is our July 2021 Member of the Month for completing an amazing month of long distance running which ended in her completing Endure 24 with a staggering 85 miles! Find out more about Lina here: https://wordpress.com/post/thejoggersjournal.wordpress.com/15868

August 2021:

Alison Jones, our very own social secretary is our August 2021 and final Member of the Month for trying to keep everyone motivated during lockdown with run challenges and trying to keep members in touch with each other. Find out more about Alison here: https://wordpress.com/post/thejoggersjournal.wordpress.com/15959

Well done to all our winners, your awards are well deserved!

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Weekly Run Down – 13th to 19th September

Club Announcements:

Covid-19 message:

Please remember that people will be nervous with case numbers rising and some of our younger members not being double vaccinated so please remember to give people space if they require it.  

Please do not attend club runs IF you have any symptoms of coronavirus or you are isolating as you have been in close contact with someone with coronavirus and if you have been at a club run and then have a positive PCR test we need to have record of this so we can inform the relevant people to isolate.

Events from the past week:

Intra Club Relays:

Sandhurst Joggers intra club relays are back with runners paired with each other, depending on their 5km time. Both runners then complete a 1km lap 5 times, taking it in turns to run a lap.

Well done to everyone who took part as it is not just running a 1km lap but running it as fast as you can and the weather was very warm but it was enjoyable to catch up with all the other runners. Our 3rd place winners were George Green and Helev Davey, our 2nd place winners were Martin Steadman and Nigel Arthur and our 1st place winners are Mo Wilcox and Nikii Jett. After all the excitement of running our laps, the social secretaries kindly bought along some pizza and drinks for us all to enjoy afterwards, which as the pictures below show, was very much appreciated and taken advantage of! If you are unsure about the intra club relay as you feel you may not be fast enough, give it a go as there is lots of encouragement from all the other runners and a time to get to know more members of the club.

Thank you to Amy Jones for being a marshal and taking these photos for us.

Hampton Court Half Marathon:

Well done to Patrick Denston for completing the Hampton Court Half Marathon, I spoke with him to found more about how he found the event:

So I entered this half marathon over a year ago when I was training well, 25kg lighter and missing sporting events. Roll on 14 months and I’m in front of Hampton court palace, hung over, under trained, over weight and since having our first child less than a year ago, massively sleep deprived!

The covid security for this event (very important to some) was to have people start in single file waves, still not really sure how it was meant to work and was lovingly ignored by everyone including the person starting the race. The first few miles of the half marathon meandered along the northern side of the river Thames. Out in force we’re rowers, dog walkers, people enjoying a morning stroll and a 50 person strong female rock choir! This level of variety is one of the few things I miss about living in London. Shortly after the rock choir (who sounded fantastic!) the route crosses the river over Kingston Bridge and back along the road that hugs the south side of the river. Along this part of the route you’re “treated” to the disused sewage settling tanks, which will no doubt be one day converted in to over priced luxury yacht storage or a new home for Brian May, who according to Wikipedia lives in the area but for some reason wasn’t out on Sunday morning to cheer me on.

Shortly after the tanks you pass cigarette island park, named after a boat and not a pack of lucky strikes. The route then goes over Hampton court bridge and passes lots of cheering crowds as you approach the 8 mile marker. The route then follows the north side of the Thames again for about 3 miles. Not really much else to say about this section of the course as it was the same as the first bit. This time however when you reach the rock choir you turn left in to a back entrance to the grounds of Hampton Court place. The last 2 and half miles or so is along a track through fields, passing cows and a few trees. This part of the route even though my legs started to feel a little tired was very enjoyable, it was just like being out in the countryside. Lack of fields and greenery incidentally, is one of my biggest reasons I don’t miss living in London!

The race finish was along a wide, windy shingle path with lots of supporters cheering for the final 100m and over the finish line. I always find the actual crossing of a finish line very anticlimactic and would love to share other people’s levels of enjoyment when they finish but all I think once I’m there is “well, best get on with the rest of the day”. Which I did. Well, after becoming the proud owner of the largest and heaviest medal I’ve ever had. It might need its own rawlplug to hang it on the wall! All in all a well organised good value event. I’d recommend it as a good tapering run for London or for those doing their first half or simply for those that want a medal larger than all their others.

Time for the Parkrun results for this week. Volunteers are always needed and if you are interested, have a look at your local Parkrun website page for more details. Well done to all the club runners with runs taking place all around the country. The parkrun results for this week is from the 18/09/2021.

Frimley Lodge:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
10084Christopher GROVESandhurst Joggers00:23:20
130105Martin GOULDSandhurst Joggers00:24:34
229177Simon WHILLISSandhurst Joggers00:27:10
289212James CASEYSandhurst Joggers00:28:36
356244Jonathan TAYLORSandhurst Joggers00:31:11
410270Stuart MAYESSandhurst Joggers00:33:00
411124Helen CLAYTONSandhurst Joggers00:33:01
450150Alison BONESandhurst Joggers00:34:41
531195Jackie ROBERTSSandhurst Joggers00:44:38
536199Anne WHILLISSandhurst Joggers00:48:42

Bracknell:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
6711Elin LOFTESNESSandhurst Joggers00:25:57
7312Sarah ALEXANDERSandhurst Joggers00:26:23
12397John Graham ELLWOODSandhurst Joggers00:29:11
160116Andrew WOODSandhurst Joggers00:31:49
173126Charlie ST AUBYNSandhurst Joggers00:32:54
19155Jane RALLSSandhurst Joggers00:34:58
23387Samantha WOODSandhurst Joggers00:39:55

Killerton:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
13689Chris DERHAMSandhurst Joggers00:34:06

Graves:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
9367Andy SUMMERSKILLSandhurst Joggers00:28:59

Alice Holt:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
10587John KINGSandhurst Joggers00:28:05

Woodley:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
1111Robert JERRETTSandhurst Joggers00:18:42
2423Stuart OVERHILLSandhurst Joggers00:20:31

Upton Court:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
231Sarah HYATTSandhurst Joggers00:22:30
648Fiona MARSHALLSandhurst Joggers00:26:33

Woking:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
184122Jim HAFFEYSandhurst Joggers00:28:48

Cranleigh:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
2723George GREENSandhurst Joggers00:26:27

Hastings:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
14426Charlotte ST AUBYNSandhurst Joggers00:27:19

Prospect:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
11718Alison WINDERSSandhurst Joggers00:29:01

California Country:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
2523Jon GREENSandhurst Joggers00:22:45
6455Iain FINDLAYSandhurst Joggers00:25:56
8218Helen DAVEYSandhurst Joggers00:27:23
8868Sam WELLERSandhurst Joggers00:27:48
11483Nigel ARTHURSandhurst Joggers00:30:27
168103Graeme LAFFERTYSandhurst Joggers00:40:51

Sandhurst Memorial:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
184Sharon FIELDSSandhurst Joggers00:24:10
4210Jane BANNISTERSandhurst Joggers00:27:08
5034Graham BOLTONSandhurst Joggers00:27:38
5115Beki CHRISTIANSandhurst Joggers00:27:39
6839Ian WATSONSandhurst Joggers00:29:13
6940Simon TIGGSandhurst Joggers00:29:14
7744Colin CARPENTERSandhurst Joggers00:30:22
8233Janet VENABLESSandhurst Joggers00:31:20
8648Mark NEVESandhurst Joggers00:32:08
9752Patrick WADSWORTHSandhurst Joggers00:33:05
10650Sam GOODALLSandhurst Joggers00:34:27
12160Madeleine Claire DUNCAN-BOOTHSandhurst Joggers00:42:41
12860Richard BOESESandhurst Joggers00:50:23
12964Jacqueline KENTSandhurst Joggers00:50:24

Here is the latest leaderboard for SJ on Strava, to take part in this just create a free account and link it to the club in your profile. Well done everyone, keep up the good work!

Club Events for the week ahead…

Monday:

Patrick Wadsworth will be taking the Monday Club run from Sandhurst Sports Centre leaving at 7:30 for 6 miles in an hour (distances and duration are Monday miles and minutes and bear passing resemblance to those in use at other times).

Tuesday:

The biggest club run of the week will as always offer 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 start time is 6:30pm as always this week from the regular start at Sandhurst Memorial Park.

Tuesday Intervals:

Alongside the Tuesday group runs is intervals and the venue varies but most weeks we meet at the Tythings, Yateley or at the Morgan Rec (where the handicap is), Crowthorne. The session can support with helping you get faster, building up endurance with the session being for all abilities and no-one is left behind.

Wednesday Day Run:

If you are struggling to run in the evenings, there is now a run from the Sandhurst Memorial Park at 12:30pm. Anyone of any ability can go and enjoy a run and a chat with a variety of routes.

Wednesday:

Wednesday is a club run with Andrea Vincent and Sharon Burfield. The session is for an hour which is full of friendly chat and no-one is left behind with everyone welcome.

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 and lights and high vis clothing will be required. The run is a great way to improve fitness by running as a group at a slightly harder intensity.

Friday:

Friday night is track night with 3 of our experienced coaches James, Carl and Newton and the venue varies depending on where the coaches are leading the session from and the focus on the sessions. These sessions are for anyone who wants to improve their speed and endurance for ru

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:

The Sunday Lookout run a try with Dick Newman and Emy Circuit. 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 9 am 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.

Thanks for reading the Run Down, have a safe week of running and I’ll see you next week!

Please do let me know if you are doing any events, I can only report what I see on Strava and Facebook and I hope you appreciate there may be things I miss!

Ping me a message over the weekend and I will include it so others can see what we are doing and may be inspired to try a different event.

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Weekly Run Down – 30th August to 12th September

Club Announcements:

Covid-19 message:

Please remember that people will be nervous with case numbers rising and some of our younger members not being double vaccinated so please remember to give people space if they require it.  

Please do not attend club runs IF you have any symptoms of coronavirus or you are isolating as you have been in close contact with someone with coronavirus and if you have been at a club run and then have a positive PCR test we need to have record of this so we can inform the relevant people to isolate.

Events from the past week:

Bracknell Half Marathon:

Well done to Natalie Pollard, Claire Rowse, Colin Carpenter, Nikki Jett, Teresa Milroy, Vinnett Taylor, Robert Jerrett and any others that I have missed for completing the Bracknell Half. I caught up with some of them to get their thoughts on the race:

‘A lovely run, along roads, through housing estates, parks and down under passes. Lovely community feel, good marshelling and support on the course. More hills than thought but all good. Overall loved it… Especially the town centre finish, the amazing medal and the T-shirt’.

River Relay 2021:

Well done to Stephen Casey, Erol Ali, Emy Circuit, Jonathan Luke and Dick Newman for completing the 2021 river relay from Boveney to Kingston-upon-Thames, finishing at the Hawker Centre.

Great North Run:

Congratulations to Sarah Jones and Fusi Motsamai for completing the Great North Run in Newcastle.

Pilgrim Marathon:

Well done to Nigel Evans, Alison Jones and Andrea Hadfield for completing the Pilgrim Marathon in Farnham.

Pure Beginners:

Well done to the Sandhurst Joggers Pure Beginners course who have completed the course and ran a 5k at Bracknell Parkun:

Brighton Marathon:

Well done to Nick Metcalfe and Jess Metcalfe for finishing with good times at the Brighton Marathon!

Time for the Parkrun results for this week. Volunteers are always needed and if you are interested, have a look at your local Parkrun website page for more details. Well done to all the club runners with runs taking place all around the country. The parkrun results for this week is from the 11/09/2021.

Frimley Lodge:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
8669Stuart MAYESSandhurst Joggers00:23:22
132106Dave O’TOOLESandhurst Joggers00:25:04
189146Simon WHILLISSandhurst Joggers00:27:24
379129Anne WHILLISSandhurst Joggers00:49:20

Gunnersbury:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
7162Jon GREENSandhurst Joggers00:22:29
140113George GREENSandhurst Joggers00:25:20

Bracknell:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
1814Richard Anthony JOHNSONSandhurst Joggers00:21:44
7816Jane CRAWFORDSandhurst Joggers00:26:20
172110Andrew WOODSandhurst Joggers00:32:25
18861Sarina PIETROSANTISandhurst Joggers00:33:39
189115Chris DERHAMSandhurst Joggers00:33:39

Houghton Hall:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
4035Andy SUMMERSKILLSandhurst Joggers00:26:00

Alice Holt:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
2521Clive ROLFESandhurst Joggers00:21:48

Woodley:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
2420Stuart OVERHILLSandhurst Joggers00:20:26

Rother Valley:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
6610Sharon FIELDSSandhurst Joggers00:23:1

Rushmoor:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
11193Dave BARTLETTSandhurst Joggers00:24:35
150122Patrick DENSTONSandhurst Joggers00:26:00
342225Jim HAFFEYSandhurst Joggers00:32:45
347112Beccie WEDDERBURNSandhurst Joggers00:32:57
408157Jenna SOANESandhurst Joggers00:39:31
409158Kimberly SOANESandhurst Joggers00:39:31

Stamford Park:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
6018Lyn WINTERSandhurst Joggers00:30:34

Crosby:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
160101Graeme LAFFERTYSandhurst Joggers00:43:03

Wöhrder See, Germany:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
66James RATCLIFFESandhurst Joggers00:21:05
206Elin LOFTESNESSandhurst Joggers00:25:50

Dishley:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
11395Craig BOWLESSandhurst Joggers00:28:06

California Country:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
6550Iain FINDLAYSandhurst Joggers00:28:28
7015Liz UJSZASZI EVANSSandhurst Joggers00:29:01
7154Nigel EVANSSandhurst Joggers00:29:02
10232Jenny CAVESandhurst Joggers00:34:53
10333Kim TAYLORSandhurst Joggers00:34:54

Ifield Mill Pond:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
315Alison WINDERSSandhurst Joggers00:29:56
419Jane RALLSSandhurst Joggers00:31:40

Sandhurst Memorial:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
1412David BRESLINSandhurst Joggers00:23:37
1814Martin STEADMANSandhurst Joggers00:24:14
2820Martin GOULDSandhurst Joggers00:25:01
3613Jacqueline KENTSandhurst Joggers00:25:36
6739Colin CARPENTERSandhurst Joggers00:30:35
7644Jonathan TAYLORSandhurst Joggers00:31:27
8647Patrick WADSWORTHSandhurst Joggers00:32:55
9643Nicole HERITAGESandhurst Joggers00:34:59
10247Alurie Maye DUTTONSandhurst Joggers00:36:12
10449Leanne FULCHERSandhurst Joggers00:37:23
10550Liz CROWSandhurst Joggers00:37:23
10853Nicol DOHERTYSandhurst Joggers00:39:46
10954Carolyne SCANTLEBURYSandhurst Joggers00:40:35
11055Janet VENABLESSandhurst Joggers00:40:37
11357Jane O’CONNORSandhurst Joggers00:41:59
11458Lisa HARROLDSandhurst Joggers00:42:00
11759Madeleine Claire DUNCAN-BOOTHSandhurst Joggers00:43:12
12062Jackie ROBERTSSandhurst Joggers00:45:34
12768Helen DAVEYSandhurst Joggers00:55:01

Here is the latest leaderboard for SJ on Strava, to take part in this just create a free Strava account and link it to the club in your profile. Well done everyone, keep up the good work!

Club Events for the week ahead…

Monday:

Patrick Wadsworth will be taking the Monday Club run from Sandhurst Sports Centre leaving at 7:30 for 6 miles in an hour (distances and duration are Monday miles and minutes and bear passing resemblance to those in use at other times).

Tuesday:

The biggest club run of the week will as always offer 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 start time is 6:30pm as always this week from the regular start at Sandhurst Memorial Park.

Tuesday Intervals:

Alongside the Tuesday group runs is intervals and the venue varies but most weeks we meet at the Tythings, Yateley or at the Morgan Rec (where the handicap is), Crowthorne. The session can support with helping you get faster, building up endurance with the session being for all abilities and no-one is left behind.

Wednesday Day Run:

If you are struggling to run in the evenings, there is now a run from the Sandhurst Memorial Park at 12:30pm. Anyone of any ability can go and enjoy a run and a chat with a variety of routes.

Wednesday:

Wednesday is a club run with Andrea Vincent and Sharon Burfield. The session is for an hour which is full of friendly chat and no-one is left behind with everyone welcome.

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 and lights and high vis clothing will be required. The run is a great way to improve fitness by running as a group at a slightly harder intensity.

Friday:

Friday night is track night with 3 of our experienced coaches James, Carl and Newton and the venue varies depending on where the coaches are leading the session from and the focus on the sessions. These sessions are for anyone who wants to improve their speed and endurance for ru

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:

The Sunday Lookout run a try with Dick Newman and Emy Circuit. 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 9 am 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.

Thanks for reading the Run Down, have a safe week of running and I’ll see you next week!

Please do let me know if you are doing any events, I can only report what I see on Strava and Facebook and I hope you appreciate there may be things I miss!

Ping me a message over the weekend and I will include it so others can see what we are doing and may be inspired to try a different event.

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Weekly Run Down – 23rd to 29th August

Club Announcements:

Covid-19 message:

Please remember that people will be nervous with case numbers rising and some of our younger members not being double vaccinated so please remember to give people space if they require it.  

Please do not attend club runs IF you have any symptoms of coronavirus or you are isolating as you have been in close contact with someone with coronavirus and if you have been at a club run and then have a positive PCR test we need to have record of this so we can inform the relevant people to isolate.

Events from the past week:

Conquer the Chilterns Sprint Duathlon:

Well done to runner, Wednesday day run leader and track coach Carl Bradshaw for completing a duathlon over the past week in a time of 1:52:01 and being second in his age group.

Time for the Parkrun results for this week. Volunteers are always needed and if you are interested, have a look at your local Parkrun website page for more details. Well done to all the club runners with runs taking place all around the country.

Frimley Lodge:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
14818Sarah HYATTSandhurst Joggers00:24:17
163138Martin GOULDSandhurst Joggers00:24:41
19326Sarah ALEXANDERSandhurst Joggers00:25:43
247198James RATCLIFFESandhurst Joggers00:27:23
255205Simon WHILLISSandhurst Joggers00:27:39
260209Paul ALEXANDERSandhurst Joggers00:28:03
278219Neil HYATTSandhurst Joggers00:28:49
30156Liz UJSZASZI EVANSSandhurst Joggers00:29:26
302234Nigel EVANSSandhurst Joggers00:29:27
396111Alison BONESandhurst Joggers00:34:32
481166Anne WHILLISSandhurst Joggers00:55:59

Lydiard:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
25877Alurie Maye DUTTONSandhurst Joggers00:35:33

Southsea:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
21449Mo WILLCOXSandhurst Joggers00:27:16

Hyde:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
11431Janet FORDSandhurst Joggers00:33:24

Minehead:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
538Louisa ENRIQUEZSandhurst Joggers00:26:45

Bracknell:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
21Robert JERRETTSandhurst Joggers00:18:22
1917Richard Anthony JOHNSONSandhurst Joggers00:21:37
2926Patrick WADSWORTHSandhurst Joggers00:22:24
4340David BRESLINSandhurst Joggers00:23:20
5045Dave BARTLETTSandhurst Joggers00:24:46
697Jacqueline KENTSandhurst Joggers00:25:30
8571Tom STAFFORDSandhurst Joggers00:26:16
11817Lucy HOWARDSandhurst Joggers00:29:18
146112Simon TIGGSandhurst Joggers00:31:43
160122Andrew WOODSandhurst Joggers00:32:41
185133Mark NEVESandhurst Joggers00:34:05
23177Blanche BARNESSandhurst Joggers00:39:58
23278Samantha WOODSandhurst Joggers00:39:59
24690Bryony LAMBERTSandhurst Joggers00:42:25

Houghton Hall:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
5346Andy SUMMERSKILLSandhurst Joggers00:25:37

Homewood:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
314Helen VIZARDSandhurst Joggers00:26:22

Woodley:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
3328Stuart OVERHILLSandhurst Joggers00:20:46

Upton Court:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
10429Alison WINDERSSandhurst Joggers00:28:38

Rushmoor:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
246191Jonathan TAYLORSandhurst Joggers00:28:17
410127Jenna SOANESandhurst Joggers00:36:36
424137Kimberly SOANESandhurst Joggers00:37:18

Harlow:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
2825David AYLINGSandhurst Joggers00:24:30

Gnoll:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
8118Helen DAVEYSandhurst Joggers00:29:29

Mole Valley:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
2522Stephen CASEYSandhurst Joggers00:22:26

Hogmoor Inclosure:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
7660George GREENSandhurst Joggers00:26:54

Prospect:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
3230Jon GREENSandhurst Joggers00:23:02

Heartlands:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
12047Kim TAYLORSandhurst Joggers00:35:49

Higginson Parkrun, Marlow:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
11288Richard BOESESandhurst Joggers00:29:42

California Country:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
3533Ian WATSONSandhurst Joggers00:23:39
363Sharon FIELDSSandhurst Joggers00:23:42
7157Iain FINDLAYSandhurst Joggers00:27:11
7315Beki CHRISTIANSandhurst Joggers00:27:35
8923Teresa MILROYSandhurst Joggers00:29:25
9569Douglas MILROYSandhurst Joggers00:30:02
12182Colin CARPENTERSandhurst Joggers00:32:46
13944Sue HOPKINSONSandhurst Joggers00:35:16
14045Rebecca MARGETTSSandhurst Joggers00:35:22

Itchen Valley:

Position  Gender Position  parkrunner  Club  Run Time  
26288Catriona WICKHAMSandhurst Joggers00:35:03

Here is the latest leaderboard for SJ on Strava, to take part in this just create a free Strava account and link it to the club in your profile. Well done everyone, keep up the good work!

Club Events for the week ahead…

Monday:

Patrick Wadsworth will be taking the Monday Club run from Sandhurst Sports Centre leaving at 7:30 for 6 miles in an hour (distances and duration are Monday miles and minutes and bear passing resemblance to those in use at other times).

Tuesday:

The biggest club run of the week will as always offer 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 start time is 6:30pm as always this week from the regular start at Sandhurst Memorial Park.

Tuesday Intervals:

Alongside the Tuesday group runs is intervals and the venue varies but most weeks we meet at the Tythings, Yateley or at the Morgan Rec (where the handicap is), Crowthorne. The session can support with helping you get faster, building up endurance with the session being for all abilities and no-one is left behind.

Wednesday Day Run:

If you are struggling to run in the evenings, there is now a run from the Sandhurst Memorial Park at 12:30pm. Anyone of any ability can go and enjoy a run and a chat with a variety of routes.

Wednesday:

Wednesday is a club run with Andrea Vincent and Sharon Burfield. The session is for an hour which is full of friendly chat and no-one is left behind with everyone welcome.

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 and lights and high vis clothing will be required. The run is a great way to improve fitness by running as a group at a slightly harder intensity.

Friday:

Friday night is track night with 3 of our experienced coaches James, Carl and Newton and the venue varies depending on where the coaches are leading the session from and the focus on the sessions. These sessions are for anyone who wants to improve their speed and endurance for ru

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:

The Sunday Lookout run a try with Dick Newman and Emy Circuit. 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 9 am 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.

Thanks for reading the Run Down, have a safe week of running and I’ll see you next week!

Please do let me know if you are doing any events, I can only report what I see on Strava and Facebook and I hope you appreciate there may be things I miss!

Ping me a message over the weekend and I will include it so others can see what we are doing and may be inspired to try a different event.

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August 2021 Member of the Month

Congratulations to Alison Jones, who is our final member of the month for her hard work on the committee and supporting the Yateley 10K races. I caught up with Alison to find out more about her:

1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MEMBER OF SANDHURST JOGGERS:

I joined Sandhurst Joggers in 2014, mainly to get a lift on the club bus to the London Marathon that year, very shallow I know!

2. WHAT FIRST ATTRACTED YOU TO THE CLUB:

I was getting a bit fed-up running on my own, but was not sure about joining in group running, since I had always run on my own, but there was only one way to find out, so Sandhurst Joggers being fairly local to me and seeing the broad range of runs available, I thought this would be a good place to start.

3. TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF:

I trained as a Registered General Nurse, then a State Certified Midwife in Scotland between 1976 and 1981, worked there for a while and decided I did not like the weather. Horizontal rain and gale force winds, on an almost daily basis, becomes very tiring. So, I decided to do something about this and got a position in Saudi Arabia, where it was 35 degrees in the shade, the sublime to the ridiculous!

I met my husband in Saudi and we returned to the U.K. in 1985. 

Again, I worked as a Midwife until we started an Import / Export Business in 1990, from which we have just retired.

I have twin daughters, Amy and Sarah, who are also members of Sandhurst Joggers.

4. WHAT BENEFITS DO YOU FEEL YOU GAIN FROM RUNNING, WITH OR WITHOUT THE CLUB:

I only started running in my 50’s and as I said just ran on my own, really for fitness, then I decided to see what I could do. My intention was to train for and run ONE Marathon, just to see what it was all about, so here we are, over 50 marathons later, so be warned, people!

I have also completed the 6 Marathon Majors of London, New York, Berlin, Boston, Chicago and Tokyo, as usual with me it was more by accident than by planning. People used to say to me “you should run Berlin, it’s fast and flat” so I would go off and run Berlin, before I knew it I only had Tokyo to run to complete the set.

Now I very rarely run on my own, I am either at an event, running with my “Amigos” or doing something with the club and I would not have it any other way.

5. DO YOU TAKE PART IN ANY OTHER SPORTS:

No, as much as I would like to, I will watch any sport on TV and love them all, but I am happy to do anything which might enhance my running, but not to the detriment of it. I attend a boot camp twice a week, which helps, especially with injury prevention, but that’s it.

6. DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE DISTANCE YOU LIKE TO RUN:

Marathon distance, I guess it must be since I have run over 50 of them. I always ran road marathons but have now discovered trail marathons, where you get food and all sorts of goodies, definitely the way to go. I have also tried some Ultra Marathons, which I have really enjoyed.

7. DO YOU ENJOY RACES:

I do and I don’t! I still get really nervous the few days before, whether it’s a 5K parkrun or an Ultra marathon, but the minute the gun goes I am fine.

8. DO YOU ENJOY / PARTICIPATE IN THE SOCIAL ASPECT OF THE CLUB:

As one of the Social Secretaries, it would be difficult not to. (When I wrote this I did not anticipate me filling it in) We try to provide as much as is possible in the way of Social events, but this is sometimes difficult due to outside influences, or the reluctance of members to participate, which Andrea and I both hope will become easier in the future.

9. WHAT ARE YOUR RUNNING ASPIRATIONS:

I don’t really have any. When you get to my age (63) the fact that you can run at all is a great feeling and I have done so much in my relatively short running career, with very few injuries along the way, so I feel very lucky to be where I am.

10. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU FEEL THE CLUB COULD IMPROVE:

The past 18 months have been very difficult, for everyone, and I just feel that some of the enthusiasm we used to have as a club, has been waning. This is understandable, but it would be a shame if we could not get this back.

I would dearly like to see more members joining in the summer events, I did them all one year, honestly, they are for everyone, if I can do them anyone can.

The best thing I ever did was join Sandhurst Joggers, it’s probably the best thing you ever did too.

Let’s look forward to happier times where we can all get together and share our love of running.

Here is a testimontial in regards to Alison’s hard work:

“Alison has contributed so much to the club over the past 18 months…..Here are just few ways she has ensured our club remains a lifeline for so many. Firstly, she has inspired us all to get out an run with her own personal challenges. Secondly, she has provided opportunities for us to run, socialise and stay in touch through the many social activities, run leading, exercise competitions, scavenger hunts, scrabble and member of the month. All of these activities have helped to keep us in touch with each other. Finally, she has been a awesome addition to the yateley 10km team, taking responsibility for all supplies!! This included sourcing t-shirts, medals, water and everything else as well as be friendly to the caretakers and waitrose!! She has used her Scottish roots to ensure we get the best deal on everything so we can make the most money for charity!! Alison Jones…a true inspiration and THANK YOU from everyone at SJ!!”

Congratulations Alison!