It’s another busy week in SJ World. Wednesday saw the eighth and latest Handicap of 2018. You can read about the results and latest standings here
Thursday saw the final round of the Dinton Pastures 5/10k Summer Series. Great runs from all our members who were in action including lots of category podiums! Kieran Cooper also ran in a great time of 51:09.
Also on Thursday the Dachet Dashers held their relay near Windsor on a surprisingly fun course. Patrick Wadsworth and Paul Biggs represented.
Onto the weekend and at Parkrun Frimley Lodge a healthy turnout with nine members running. Gareth Hopkins bagged imself a new outright PB and Lisa Hale ran her fastest time at Frimley after eight years running at the venue! Lisa was also the first member to finish while Royston Crandley ran his fastest parkrun of the year.
Over at Bracknell Krzysztof Zielinski was 3rd overall and first SJ into the finish funnel. Both Jon Green, Blanche Barnes, Chris Cole and Jane Pond grabbed themselves Bracknell PBs.
Another good turnout of SJs at Rushmoor parkrun with twelve members in action. Liz Ujszaszi recorded another PB as she gets faster and faster. Max Woods, Sacha Kendall-Woods and Kate Parker all recorded course PBs while run of the day came from Fiona Slevin-Brown who finished in an incredible 19:19. Nearly a minute faster than her previous best and only three seconds outside the fastest parkrun ever recorded by a female Sandhurst Jogger.
Loads of tourism this week. Robert Jerrett and Stuart Overhill at Bushy Park, Robert recorded 18:55 which his best time ever and the fastest by a Sandhurst Jogger at Bushy Park! Gavin Loader ran with the kids at hilly Alice Holt, John Tovell stayed home at Crane Park, Harvey Young at Blackhill in the North East, Jim Laidlaw took 7th at Barrow in Cumbria, Patrick Wadsworth 8th at Cheadle Hulme, Yvette Glacken at Luton Wardown, Sharon Conquer at Northampton, Neil Praine at Worcester Pitchcroft, Jon Payne at Medina IOW, Paul and Sarah Alexander at Poole where Sarah beat her outright PB by 1 second! Stuart Mayes at Tamar Lakes, Sam Goodall at Homewood.
Don’t forget to make sure you have added Sandhurst Joggers as you club in your Parkrun profile.
Sharon Burfield completed a half marathon from Morzine to Avoriaz in the Porte du Soleil region of France. It wasn’t a regular half with lots of steep climbing, nearly 2000m of vertical, some bonus distance and stunning views of the mountains.
Five SJ teams took on a 4km course at Minley Manor in the Hart 4 Trail Relay. The rain just about held off and the light showers provided some refreshment on a humid day in the forest. All the teams did well with the Men’s A and Ladies’ A teams narrowly missing out on category podiums. There was close racing throughout with many of the SJ teams trading places throughout the 4 hour relay event.
The Burnham Beeches 10k and Half Marathon took place on an undulating course. Great runs all round and especially from Andy Provost who recorded a great time to take 14th position overall and a top 10 category placing.
Marathon legend Leon Hicks and Marathon legend in the making Mark Neve completed the Masters of the Runiverse marathon on a course near the Thames in Reading. We’ll have more from them later in the week.
Sadly Stephen Casey failed to beat 4 minutes for the mile for the 31st consecutive week this year.
Ninety Four members logged runs on Strava this week with Krzysztof Zielinski taking the top spot. 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:-
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. It’s also great to find out about new events or get an honest opinion on the multitude of events out there so we love to receive run reports. Any member, any event, any distance, any surface! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
As always keep a look out on Facebook for details of the weekday evening runs.
Monday: Patrick will be leading the Monday night chatfest from Sandhurst Sports Centre at 7:30pm. The route will cover approx. 6 miles and is very likely to be off road as its the height of bluebell season. 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. And don’t forget the Monday Mantra ‘Mondays defo make me faster’.
Tuesday Club Run: The biggest club run of the week will as always offer 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 start time is 6:30pm as always, this week from Sandhurst Memorial Park.
Tuesday Intervals: Later the interval sessions will meet at the Morgan Rec in Crowthorne at 8pm. The session will focus on ‘Hills’. You can read more about the Tuesday night intervals here
Wednesday: Sharon and Andrea are the General Members for Wednesday and they have a great route planned for this week. Join them at Sandhurst Memorial Park at 7pm. The 5k to 10k course will be running as usual also from Sandhurst Memorial Park at 7pm.
Thursday: This week the threshold/improvers run will be off-road. This run is suitable for all abilities and as this run grows in popularity there are even more groups of varying speed to fit with your ability. There is also a shorter route and a sweeper to make sure nobody gets left behind. Meet at Sandhurst Sports Centre at 7:30pm.
Friday: Track is still free and the coaches have some great sessions planned for all abilities to improve fitness and technique. This is a great way to improve your running form and fitness, get faster and help prevent injury. If you’ve never ran on a track before give it a try, it’s a lot of fun and you are never more than 200m away from the start.
Saturday: Lots of members will be enjoying their weekly Parkrun fix at 9am on Saturday morning. Wherever you are parkrunning – Don’t forget your barcode! Also don’t forget that Rushmoor isn’t running this week so you can sample of the many other local options.
Also on Saturday will be the fun, friendly and accessible for all abilities ‘Try A Tri’ multisport event. The swim will take place in the Pool at Yateley’s followed by a 10km bike route and a roughly 2.5km run around Yateley. If you are interested in taking part or helping you’ll need to get in touch with Carl Bradshaw.
Sunday: Check Facebook to find out who is running at The Lookout at 9am. It’s a flexible run to suit everybody’s needs and is either adapted to fit with distance targets or multiple groups are formed. The three ‘Cs’ of Coffee, cake and chat are enjoyed in the cafe post-run.