There was plenty going on this weekend and Saturday saw twenty one Sandhurst Joggers sampling the new Bracknell Parkrun course. The new course aimed to reduce impact on other users of the park while also extending the lap distance and reducing the number of laps to two. The course director relocated the start to adjacent to the car park, added a new section around the allotments beyond the football pitches and numerous twists and turns in the woods and these changes resulted in mixed reviews. Some runners loved the tougher parcours but others complained of too much congestion at the start, too many twists and for some too much course with the new version measuring out at 5.3km. Our own Bracknell regular Dave Bartlett will be sharing his insights later in the week… George Green, Mark Duckworth and Sarah Alexander led the SJs home on the day and despite the harder course Serena Gigg revelled in the conditions to record a Bracknell course PB.
In other Parkrun news, over at Frimley Lodge Royston Crandley completed his 101th Parkrun and was first home for the club with sixteen club members running. No PBs on the day with many saving themselves for the following day’s cross country race. Just three SJs contested the Rushmoor Parkrun and back from injury Fiona Slevin-Brown was first home for the club.
Flying the Sandhurst Standard further afield, Yvette Glacken was in action in Luton, Lisa Hale was 1st Female at Homewood, Ottershaw and Jane Bannister at Woodley. Patrick Wadsworth continued his recent globetrotting with an appearance at Wilmslow Parkrun.
Elsewhere Max Woods completed the 45 mile Country to Capital Ultra….. full report to follow….. and Leon Hicks completed the Surrey Winter Tanners 30 mile route…..
Sunday brought much precipitation and cold temperatures adding to the challenges of a tough course around Lightwater Country Park for the latest round of the Thames Valley Cross Country League. Despite the conditions there was a fantastic turnout from the club with strength in depth throughout the field and plenty of support around the 9km course which snaked through the woods and alongside the M3. We’ll have a full report once the results and league standings are available.
This week the SJ Strava leaderboard was topped by Will Davidson with an impression distance of 97.7km! Lisa Hale followed in 2nd place with 74.1km with Charles St Aubyn 3rd with 51.8km.
Please let us know if we’ve missed anybody and share your results and achievements in the future so the rest of the club know what you are up to.