To complete 100 Parkuns requires at least two years of consistent Saturday morning running. That is a lot of commitment! Let’s meet Helen Vizard who completed her Parkrun century over Christmas…
Q) For members who don’t know you, tell us a bit about yourself?
A) I started running in January 2014 after my friend Claire suggested we join a running club to get fit. Unfortunately Claire only managed to come a few times before she decided running was not for her, I however loved it and have continued to do so till this day. My first evening was on a Tuesday and I met Lance King who was also there for the first time like me. I loved running on Tuesday’s and it became a regular occurrence for me.
Q) What do you enjoy most about being a member of Sandhurst Joggers?
A) I love the social aspect as well as the challenging runs at Sandhurst and since joining I have become a much better runner and have made many friends in the club.
Q) On which of the weekly runs are we most likely to bump into you?
A) I love participating in cross country and the Sunday look out runs which are my favourite, I have also completed my first handicap run in over a year having been out with injury.
Q) I see you’ve run at a lot of Parkrun venues but mainly ran at Rushmoor, completing over 90 of your runs there. Tell us why you like Rushmoor Parkrun so much?
A) I completed my first Parkrun approximately six months after joining the club and became addicted to Parkruns, I went on to win two years running Rushmoors annual trophy for the highest point scoring female. Rushmoor is my closest Parkrun although I have run many others but prefer Rushmoor.
Q) What other events are on your programme for 2018?
A) This year I hope to rebuild my fitness and speed and achieve more PB’s. At the present the only planned event I am running in is the London winter 10K in February, although I intend to enter many more.