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18th/19th November – SJ Weekend Run Down

More great running this week and in particular a superb Thursday night run with a huge turnout of members and a special star guest as Louise Small demonstrated a thorough range of warm up drills.

Louise Small drill

Parkrun Frimley Lodge was the scene of a major milestone as Tina Adcock completed the 5,000 Parkrun by a Sandhurst Jogger at the venue. The day also witnessed numerous PBs as Gareth Hopkins shaved a single second off his previous best finishing in 29:46 and Jacqueline Hudson chopped in excess of six minutes of her previous fastest as she stopped the clock in 28:44. Lot’s of venue PBs too for Jane Bannister, Sam Weller, Sarah Hyatt and Neil Praine who was also first SJ to finish.

Over at Bracknell Michelle Cronin was the first SJ to finish as she recorded her fastest Parkrun since 2015 finishing in 25:20. Wilsey Mockett posted another PB as she went under 31 minutes for the first time to finish in 30:57.

Mark Pattrick was first member to finish at Rushmoor in 21:23. Alice Copeland recorded her fastest of the year and fastest at Rushmoor with 23:50.

Lots of home from home Parkrun Tourism this week with John Tovell at Crane Park, Yvette Glacken at Luton Wardown, Sharon Conquer at Northampton, Gavin Loader at Alice Holt and Will Lucas at Seaton. Dick Newman was in action at Newbury posting his fastest time since January 2016.

Phil Guy continued his run of great form with another PB, this time bettering his Half Marathon best at the Gosport Half. He knocked over a minute off his previous best time posting 1:26:42.

Leon Hicks was in action yet again completing Marathon number 90! He finished in a great time of 5 hours 15 minutes and is taking a few weeks off before the tackling the run in to his 100th scheduled for April 2018.

Eleven kilometres of mud and obstacles greeted runners at the Run Forest Run event in Chiddingfold. Louise Heginbotham, Angela Foker, Jacq Hudson, Katie Woolger and Karen Page were not deterred!

Another busy week on Strava with seventy-four 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:-

SJ Strava Leaderboard Nov 19th

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 The TYTHINGS in Yateley at 8pm.

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 Coat Hanger route, the flattest of the four winter options. Meet at Sandhurst Sports Centre at 7:30pm and don’t forget lights and high vis clothing. The run is a great way to improve fitness by running as a group at a slightly harder intensity. There is a shorter route available and a sweeper so nobody gets left behind.

Friday: Track is still free and coaches have some great sessions planned for all abilities to improve fitness and technique. Feedback from runners of all abilities is that the regular Friday night runners are seeing big improvements!

This Sunday the club is hosting a round of the Thames Valley Cross Country League at Lord Wandsworth College, south of Odiham. Thanks to everybody who has volunteered to help, Jenny has emailed you all with detailed instructions. If anybody else can help please let Jenny know, even if you can’t help on the weekend please bake cakes for the post race refreshments.

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