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Weekly Run Down – 6th – 12th May

Club announcements

PUB RUNS!! Chief Alcohol Advisor, Nikki Fallowfield-Smith, has organised the summer series of pub run. The dates and routes are as follows, by the day of the run:

Monday run: 17th June – Swan, Ash Vale
Tuesday run: 13th August – Golden Retriever, Bracknell
Wednesday run: 4th September – Crown and Cushion, Minley
Thursday run: 23rd May – The Bird in Hand, Sandhurst
Sunday run: 21st July – Pub TBC, Odiham

And the all day-er will be held on Saturday 1st June, with a tour of 7 pubs and one fish and chip shop. Meeting at the Memorial Park in Sandhurst. Details have been emailed, and events have been put on Facebook, so get those dates booked in the diary!

Intraclub Pairs Relay – 21st May

We’re thrilled to advise the intraclub pairs relay is back for 2019!  This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself by entering this fun and friendly event taking place at Sandhurst Memorial Park on Tuesday 21st May.

We arrange pairs teams and set a km lap around Sandhurst Memorial Park. One runner in each team will run the first lap, and then hand over to their partner. They will then alternate like this until they have run the full 10km distance, so in total each runner will run 5km.

The event caters for all abilities from pure beginner to experienced runners – run your socks off for 1km, have a nice 5-minutes or so rest and recovery period, then run another 1km at your best pace. The event offers a great introduction for those who haven’t raced before, and a challenge for the experienced runner.

To ensure everyone has a fair chance of performing well, we will use your 5km time to create teams that have a similar predicted finishing time. This means all runners have a good chance of finishing in a top 3 position, which adds to the excitement on the evening.

On the night:
Meet at 6.30pm – please sign in and find your race partner
– 6.45pm – we will run a practice lap together as a group, so everyone knows the route!
– 7.00pm RACE START

The event should finish at around 8pm, and hopefully we will then go for a nice cool drink in the local.

What you need to do now!

Put the date in your diary (Tuesday 21 May)
Email me your current 5km 

The first list of entrants has been published (emailed Sunday 12th), the next list will be published on Sunday 19th May, please can you not chase for confirmation that you’re in until after these dates.

It really is a great event, so hit the reply button now and let me know your in!

If you can’t run but would like to help marshal or time keep, please let me know, you’re help will be appreciated.

Onto the weekend running and starting with

Bracknell – 16 SJs headed over to Bracknell this week, and we had some speedy runners this time round! Jon Payne was first member through, third in age category and 13th overall with a time of 21:57. Meanwhile, Gabrielle Bassett was first female SJ through, and second in age category with a great time of 27:04 in her 75th parkrun.

There were three members of the PB club at Bracknell this week, with Jon Payne, Martin Steadman and Susan Plumb all posting course PBs with times of 21:57, 22:03 and 32:44 respectively. Well done everyone!

Frimley – 9 SJs headed to Frimley Lodge for the 483rd parkrun at the venue. They were led around by Dave O’Toole, finishing in a good time of 23:14. Not far behind was the first SJ female, Beki Christian, who came in with a great time of 24:23.

With her time of 24:23, Beki joined Martin Gould as the members of the Frimley PB club, with his time of 24:34. Well done to all SJs who ran at Frimley.

California Country Park – California is fast becoming the home of the quick parkrunners, as 12 SJs lined up for the 12th event, 4 of whom finished within the top 15! James Ratcliffe went sub-20 with a great time of 19:50 to ensure he was the first SJ through the finishing funnel on his first visit to the venue. Meanwhile, Sarah Hyatt was not only the first female SJ through, but first female overall with a cracking birthday run of 22:31!

The PB club this week welcomed Sarah Hyatt (22:31), Sarah Alexander (25:32), Chris Cole (28:40) and Jenny Cave (36:31). Meanwhile, James Ratcliffe, Lisa Hale, Mo Willcox, Elin Loftesnes and Janet Ford all ran the venue for the first time. Well done all!

Tourism – The usual smattering of out-and-abouts this weekend saw SJs running at the following parkruns….

Brooklands – A pair of first timers, in the shape of Jon Green and George Green ran Brooklands in times of 24:06 and 24:14, respectively.
Bushy ParkJohn King visited parkrun Mecca, and posted a great time of 26:55.
Crane ParkJohn Tovell set a good time at Crane, running 23:24 in his 201st run at the event.
Exeter Riverside Alurie Maye Dutton visited Exeter Riverside for the first time, presumably not just for the parkrun, and did a great time of 35:46.
Guildford – A trio of SJs headed over to Stoke Park for the Guildford run, all completing their first run at the event. Mark Pattrick was first through in a great time of 20:24, followed by Kate Parker and Lara Winter, with times of 35:19 and 35:20 respectively (photo finish, stewards enquiry?).
Reading Mark Neve went sub-28 in his first visit to Reading, completing the course in 27:57.
Sutton Park Wayne Boardman ran a time of 24:36 in his first run at Sutton.
Woodley – Another trio of SJs headed over to Woodley, led around by Jim Haffey, with a course PB of 26:09, followed by Andy Hazell, also with a course PB of 34:40, and Louise Turnor, with a time of 39:34 in her first run at Woodley!

Well done to all our tourist parkrunners, some really good runs there! Time to put your passports away for another week…

Saturday Events…

Ox 50 Mile UltraJonathan Taylor and Charles St Aubyn took on the 50 mile ultra marathon at the Rushmoor Estate (nutters). Jonathan then headed out for the Ox light on Sunday morning, just a ‘little’ 6.6 mile loop! Elsewhere, Andrea Hadfield and Richard Boese took part in the ‘frolic’. Well done to all!

British Airways Gatwick RunSarah Jones headed over to Southgate Park to take part in the 5k element of the Gatwick Run. Looked like a great run, and Sarah ran really well to set a 5k PB of 33 minutes!

Dulux London Revolution TrailsAndy Yates hit the trails for an event that allows runners to ‘escape the city and explore the great British countryside with hundreds of other trail goers’, the events words, not mine! An incredible effort however, completing 32.4 miles in 5:10:30. And he even got to meet the Dulux dog, well done Andy!

Bracknell Half Marathon – There was a strong presence of SJs at this local half marathon. The results were as follows:

Robert Jerrett – 1:26:04
Martin Powell – 1:34:32
Martin Steadman – 1:35:57
Kathryn Shaw – 1:40:25
Charley Bryant – 1:46:59
Dave Bartlett – 1:48:46
Caroline Stuart – 1:49:24
Royston Crandley – 1:49:46
Sandra Pankhurst – 1:51:29
Jackie Kent – 1:58:23
Dave Metcalfe – 1:58:53
Louisa Enriquez – 2:06:58
Colin Carpenter – 2:10:24
Patricia Marshall – 2:26:05
Harvey Young – 2:43:52
Michelle Wilson – 2:43:52

We’ll be hearing more about that later on in the week…..

Staines 10k – The machine that is Lisa Hale smashed out a time of 43:24 at the Staines 10k. Well done Lisa!

Loseley House Breakfast Run – An early start for Chris Cole and Beki Christian at Loseley House, for this oddly-lengthed 7.1 mile (11.4km) event. Good times were recorded though, with Chris running in 1:02:48 and Beki finishing in 1:02:51, do you reckon they ran together…? Well done to both!


To take part in this just create a free Strava account and link it to the club in your profile.

Some big totals on Strava this week as marathon season continues. Jonathan Taylor claimed the top spot this week with a monster total of 70.3 miles, after his ultra marathon adventures. 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:

Club Events for the week ahead…


Patrick Wadsworth will be taking the Monday Club run from Sandhurst Sports Centre leaving at 7:30 for 6 miles in an hour (distances and duration are Monday miles and minutes and bear passing resemblance to those in use at other times). Hiviz and torches welcome!

Tuesday Club Run: The biggest club run of the week caters for all abilities with multiple groups that cover beginners 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 the Sandhurst Memorial Park.

Speed Work Tuesday:

Wednesday: The Wednesday run sets off from the Memorial Park at 7:00. Andrea Vincent, Sharon Burfield and Alison Jones will lead runners of all abilities on this flexible run!

Thursday: A run with Erol will contain hills, laughs, and a couple of wrong turns (normally), but you can guarantee you’ll end up at the car park eventually, and with a smile at the end of it all! Meet at Sandhurst Sports Centre at 7:30pm and lights and high vis clothing will be required. The run is a great way to improve fitness by running as a group at a slightly harder intensity.

Erol will post the route details to the club facebook page later this week.


Saturday: Lots of members will be enjoying their weekly Parkrun fix at 9am on Saturday morning, if you’re thinking of going somewhere new then post on the Facebook page as there may be other members planning on running at the same place as you! Wherever you are parkrunning – Don’t forget your barcode!

Sunday: Come along and give the The Sunday Lookout run a try with Dick Newman and Emy Circuit. They say its the best run of the week but might be a bit biased! It’s a flexible run leaving from The Lookout at 9 am with different groups to suit a wide range of abilities. The three ‘Cs’ of Coffee, cake and chat are enjoyed in the cafe post-run.

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