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28th/29th October – SJ Weekend Run Down

On Friday Richard Boese took part in another Phoenix Running event with the ‘I’ll be back’ Terminator Marathon at Nonsuch Park, Cheam. He completed the 26.2 miles in 5:14:22 and enjoyed a great day at a nice park with a top cafe.

Iain McCready completed the Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra on Saturday, an epic 62.3km run in the Scottish borders with over 12oom climbing!

Saturday morning also saw the start of the epic Beachy Head Marathon near Eastbourne. The marathon covers a 26.2 mile course that includes over 300 steps and 14 gates, passing through Jevington, Alfriston, Litlington, Friston Forest, the Cuckmere Valley and Seven Sisters, including Birling Gap and Beachy Head. We had two members in action with Andrea Hadfield finishing in 6:14:18 and Lisa Hale 4:12:48 for 21st position.

Of course not to forget Parkrun… starting at Bracknell, Harvey Young celebrated his 50th Parkrun at the venue where he has completed the most events. He celebrated with a new PB for the 2017 updated course going sub 30 in 29:51. Wilsey Mockett also logged a new PB in 32:16 as did Jonathan Evershed in 35:08. Well done everyone!

At Parkrun Frimley Lodge Royston Crandley was first SJ to finish as he recorded a seasons best with 23:00. Gareth Hopkins bagged himself a new PB going under 30 minutes for the first time and finishing in 29:47.

A trio of SJs took to Rushmoor with David Lewis first to finish for the club in 24:06 as he ran his first Parkrun since 2015. More PBs as Jane Bannister improved her best to 25:29 and Louisa Enriquez with 27:02. Again, congratulations to all!

Tourism time; on the away but home front… John Tovell ran at Crane Park, Sharon Conquer at Northampton and Yvette Glacken at Luton Wardown. While Alurie Dutton headed to Homewood, Patrick Wandsworth ran at Wilmslow and Simon and Anne Whillis travelled to the brilliantly named Rising Sun Parkrun in the North East.

On Saturday afternoon the gates of the RMA were opened up for the Milocarians XC, a event were the military invite local clubs to challenge their own team.  Twenty four members tackled the challenging six mile course which included some tough climbs around Barosa at the back of Old Dean. The club finished third in the team event with notable performances from Helen Antram and Fiona Slevin-Brown who finished 2nd and 3rd in the Women’s race, while Graham Robinson took 3rd is a highly competitive Men’s race.

Leon Hicks stepped up from the marathon distance completing a 30 miler at the Stort 30 on a scenic course along the Stort River in Essex.

Over in Ireland James Ward had a superb run in the Dublin Marathon as he toughed it out on a challenging course to bag a PB in 3:23:13.

Closer to home Gavin Loader had an another strong run at the Wimbledon Half Marathon as he finished in 5th place in a time of 1:24:58.

Down the road at the Walton river Thames Half Marathon we had four runners in action and all posted strong runs. Here’s the results for our members and Kirsty Darcy will have a full report on her race later in the week:-

Walton Half Marathon results

Another busy week on Strava with seventy-three members logging runs. 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:-

Strava Leaderboard Oct 30th

Please let me know if I’ve missed anything and share your results and achievements in the future so the rest of the club know what you are up to.

As always keep a look out on Facebook for details of the weekday evening runs.

Monday: Patrick will be leading the usual Monday night chatfest leaving Sandhurst Sports Centre at 7:30pm and covering approx. 6 miles. 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: Mike, Monica and the other run leaders will be leading 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 run starts at Sandhurst Memorial Park this week starting at 6:30pm. Later the interval sessions will meet at 8pm in the Car Park of the Sandhurst Community Centre (not the Tythings this week) as Mike Guess has a special session planned to make you faster!

Wednesday: Andrea Vincent and Sharon Burfield are the General Members for the Wednesday which leaves from Sandhurst Memorial Park at 7pm. The run will cover approx. 5-6 miles over roughly an hour. Runners run at their own pace and loop back as needed.

Thursday: This week the threshold/improvers run will be on the the Ellis Road route. Meet at Sandhurst Sports Centre at 7:30pm and don’t forget lights and high vis clothing.

Friday: Track is still free and the coaches have some great sessions planned for all abilities to improve fitness and technique.

Weekend: This weekend is the ‘Running weekend’ a fantastic mix of running, educational talks and social events. it’s not too late to get involved but you will need to contact Jenny asap. Also, if you haven’t paid, confirmed which talks and parts of the weekend you want to attend or have any questions for Louise Small, please let Jenny know. Here’s the schedule for the weekend:-

Saturday 4th November:  
Session 1:  
8.30am – 9.30am – Club Run with looping – short (3 miles) and long (4.5mile) route
9.30am – 10.00am – Breakfast served outside with tea and coffee.
10.00 – 11.00 – Talk 1 – Steve Boniface – Personal Trainer.  ‘Constructing an effective Training Plan’
11.00 – 12.00 – Talk 2 – Body Reset Clinic.

Session 2:  
12.15pm – 1.15pm – Bingo interval session – Mark and Nikki
1.30pm – Lunch served outside
2.30pm – 4pm:  Please choose one talk at each session.

Session 1:  2.30 – 3.15pm Session 2:  3.15 – 4pm Session 3:  4 – 4.45pm
Wayne Boardman – Circuit Training Wayne Boardman – Circuit Training Battle PT – Experience the Army PT that Dave O’Toole used to inflict on his Trainee Soldiers!!
Battle PT – Experience the Army PT that Dave O’Toole used to inflict on his Trainee Soldiers!! Craig Bowles – Endurance mountain biking and lessons that could be learnt for endurance racing. Craig Bowles – Endurance mountain biking and lessons that could be learnt for endurance racing.
Newton – Nutrition in Running Newton – Nutrition in Running Jim Casey – Running Techniques
Royston – An introduction to  Emergency First Aid Royston – An introduction to  Emergency First Aid
Jim Casey – Running Techniques

4.45pm – 5.00pm – Run leaders Course – by Jenny
or Retire to the bar.
6pm onwards:  Venue:  Ann and Rob’s House – Everyone to bring a dish and a bottle.  Please specify whether you are bringing savoury or sweet.

Sunday 5th November:  

Session 3:  
9am:  Run on Sunday morning from Yateley Town Council Offices (the Tythings).
Three runs available:
Graham and Mark – 8 minute miling
Nikki – 9 minute miling
Jenny – 10 minute miling
1pm:  Talk by Louise Small – Sandhurst Memorial Ground.
2.15pm:  Lunch at Cricketers.


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