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Fleet Half Marathon – Phil Guy reports on another strong run

Fleet Half Marathon – Phil Guy reports on another strong run

Reading or Fleet 2017, in the clash of half marathons my vote went to Fleet, my final run before the Brighton marathon in 3 weeks time. The main pre-race concern was of gale force winds, there didn’t appear to be any devastation on the way to Fleet but I did feel the gusts of wind […]

SJ Weekend Run Down – March 18th/19th

SJ Weekend Run Down – March 18th/19th

This weekend started with the 30th Anniversary Ball and Presentation at Warbrook House. A fantastic night of celebration, fine food, dancing and some special musical interludes was enjoyed by over one hundred members. Looks like this was also the catalyst for a number of PBs to enter into next years Club Championship with some superb […]

The Marathon Majors – Alison Jones tells her story from her first Major in Berlin

The Marathon Majors – Alison Jones tells her story from her first Major in Berlin

Berlin Marathon: September 2014 This was my first “Major” marathon en route to completing the 6 majors culminating with Tokyo in 2017, which I have already bored you with. I am sure many in the club have run Berlin, it seems to be on everyone’s list of must do marathons, probably since Berlin is pretty […]

Turns out 20 miles is a long way – Craig Bowles reports back from his first Grizzly experience

Turns out 20 miles is a long way – Craig Bowles reports back from his first Grizzly experience

I’d never run 20 miles before and hadn’t really planned on subjecting myself to that kind of sufferfest; the 5 mile-ish Cross Country races were gruelling enough. But last October I started hearing about an event that was mentioned in such revered tones that I had to take a look. At this stage entries had […]

The Grizzly – Paul Alexander’s Desert Island Race

The Grizzly – Paul Alexander’s Desert Island Race

If you could only pick one race per year, for me it would be the Grizzly.  I’ve ran it for the last 9 years. It started in January 2009 on a Monday night club run when Jim Casey asked me if I would be doing the Grizzly and said you are not a proper SJ […]

Surrey Half Marathon – Mark Pattrick take us right into the heart of the action

Surrey Half Marathon – Mark Pattrick take us right into the heart of the action

The Surrey half 2017 is my 5th half marathon and still the pre race nerves abound. Arriving at 8.15 in time to see the 5k race finishing the event had much going on with a band and the usual race stalls. It was my first closed road event with a field of almost 4000 and […]

Surrey Half Marathon – Jackie Kent braves the rain

Surrey Half Marathon – Jackie Kent braves the rain

I’d like to say that Sunday morning dawned bright and clear and I leapt out of bed full of excitement for the day ahead, but I’d be lying. Instead it was miserable and rainy, the kind of morning where I dragged myself out of bed wondering what on earth I was doing leaving the house […]