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Meet the Member – Jim Casey completes 200 Parkruns

Meet the Member – Jim Casey completes 200 Parkruns

Completing 200 Parkruns is a huge achievement. Just stop and think about it for a moment… that is four years if you ran every single Saturday! Jim ran his first Parkrun on June 27th 2009 at Basingstoke, here’s some more achievements for the statos taken from the new ‘Parkrun Challenges’ Chrome Extension:- 200 x Parkruns […]

Jurassic Coast Challenge – Alison Jones tells of 3 tough days on the Dorset coast

Jurassic Coast Challenge – Alison Jones tells of 3 tough days on the Dorset coast

As a regular marathon runner, I thought three marathons in three days, how hard can that be? I am about to tell you, so anyone who has a weak heart or is squeamish stop reading now! Day 1: Registration closed at 08:30hrs so an early wake up but the transport did not leave for the […]

London Landmarks Half – Pam Whelan runs for Make-A-Wish and writes for us about her experience this new Half Marathon

London Landmarks Half – Pam Whelan runs for Make-A-Wish and writes for us about her experience this new Half Marathon

Last year I took on a challenge I didn’t think I’d be able to complete. Along with friends and colleagues, I signed up to cycle from Paris to London… in a heat wave! I was a novice cyclist (I’m a more natural runner – not!!) and quite nervous. Over three days, we cycled through cities, […]

Cranleigh 21 – Fern Stonestreet finds the wrong car park but the right race for her VLM prep

Cranleigh 21 – Fern Stonestreet finds the wrong car park but the right race for her VLM prep

This was my first time running in the Cranleigh 21, as preparation for the London Marathon, perfect timing, it would be my last long run before tapering for the big event. The previous day I got my gels ready and had a text back n forth with Mim Cure, a friend who was also running, […]

Alurie Dutton is back with more on a local 10k event – the Wokingham 10k

Alurie Dutton is back with more on a local 10k event – the Wokingham 10k

On Sunday Yvette and I ran the Wokingham 10km which took place in Dinton Pastures country park. This was its second time of running and numbers had doubled to 400 entrants, running either 5km or 10km. It is organised by Barnes Fitness who also run the Dinton Pastures 5km and 10km series from May to […]

Alurie Dutton reports back the latest additions to her quest to find the best 10k out there…

Alurie Dutton reports back the latest additions to her quest to find the best 10k out there…

Four weeks, three 10kms… The 10km challenge continues and over the last four weeks we have completed three. The first; the I Love Welwyn on 11th February. The second; the Winchester on the 25th The third; the Milton Keynes on March 11th. They were very different and each had its own characteristics. Welwyn was a […]

24th/25th March – SJ Weekend Run Down

24th/25th March – SJ Weekend Run Down

Can you believe that just a week ago we had snow on the ground, freezing temperatures and darkness? Seems a long time ago as now the clocks have changed to herald British Summer Time and we have sunshine and lighter evenings… and a busy weekend for members of the club to boot. Starting with Parkrun. […]