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22nd/23rd July – SJ Weekend Run Down

22nd/23rd July – SJ Weekend Run Down

More weekday evening race action this week starting with the final event in the three race Forest 5 series in Crowthorne Woods. Sixteen members were in action on the night with strong performances throughout. Helen Antram has a superb series finishing 2nd overall in the Female Vet category helped with another podium finish on the […]

15th/16th July – SJ Weekend Run Down

15th/16th July – SJ Weekend Run Down

First let’s catch up on the mid-week action. Cast your thoughts back to that stiflingly hot Wednesday night two weeks ago and the July Handicap. Jim Laidlaw was first to finish followed by Krzysztof Zielinski who recorded the biggest improvement and maximum points in the Handicap competition. Roy Bentley and Martin Steadman took second and […]

European Middle Distance Triathlon Champs – Vicky Rice

European Middle Distance Triathlon Champs – Vicky Rice

Qualifying for 70.3 or middle distance (1900m swim, 90km bike and half marathon run) takes a slightly different format to qualifying at the sprint and standard distances in triathlon.  For a sprint or standard you have enter specific races outlined by the British Triathlon Federation, racing against other hopeful entrants. For the 70.3 you are […]

8th/9th July – SJ Weekend Run Down

8th/9th July – SJ Weekend Run Down

It’s hot hot hot! Ideal for becoming dehydrated, suffering from heatstroke and getting sunburnt… but not so good for enjoying long runs or running fast. But luckily we SJs are a hardy bunch and we also have lots of fantastic shady woodland to run through. We’ll have the full results from the July Handicap next […]

Elstead Marathon – Richard Boese reports back from this ‘marathon’ with a twist

Elstead Marathon – Richard Boese reports back from this ‘marathon’ with a twist

The Elstead “marathon” is hosted every year in the village of Elstead, just a few miles from Farnham in Surrey. The marathon has been running since 1912, making it a truly historic event. The local Scout troop have very close ties to the event, with all proceeds from the day helping to support fantastic opportunities […]

July 1st/2nd – SJ Weekend Run Down

July 1st/2nd – SJ Weekend Run Down

More sunshine this weekend and plenty of running and race action with all sorts of events from evening marathons to team relays… Friday night saw the Elstead Marathon, a special marathon on a tough but slightly short course at 5.4 miles with a water crossing close to the finish. Richard Boese and Martin Gould represented […]

Swansea Half Marathon – Patrick Denston rang the bell for a new PB at this award winning half

Swansea Half Marathon – Patrick Denston rang the bell for a new PB at this award winning half

When I book sporting events it’s very rarely because I’ve heard much about it, but because it’s an excuse for a weekend away. Swansea was no different; five friends and I booked the event around a weekend in Mumbles. Mumbles makes up part of the half marathon route and is as cute as it sounds! […]