Sandhurst Joggers Great Ball
Have you got your tickets yet?
If not, then what are you waiting for? Our brilliant Social Avengers team will be sending out details for this again soon!
Club Kit – Sally Kent is now taking orders for Heritage Kit, the white shirt with the red stripe and SJ logo. There is also the option to purchase hoodies, so if anyone would like to order a hoodie then please let Sally know. The zip through hoodie will be priced at £26 and the over the head hoodie will be £23. This includes all embroidery including your initials on the front. Contact Sally Kent should you wish to discuss further!
2019 Track Challenge – Friday night saw the running of the 2019 Track Challenge. An internally run event, teams entered one athlete into each event, and the event culminated with two relays (4 x 100m and 4 x 400m).
The results for this years events were as follows…
‘Try-a-Tri’ – This event gave people a chance to experience what it’s like to do a triathlon, consisting of the three stages of a triathlon, with the run and the cycle being held in Yateley, and the swim in between being held at the Yateley School swimming pool. This was a great chance to see what a triathlon is all about, and by the looks of the photos below, people seemed to really enjoy it!
Onto the weekend running and starting with parkrun…
Frimley – 14 members headed to Frimley Lodge on Saturday morning for their parkrun fix. First member through the finishing funnel was Jon Payne, in a time of 21:41. Not far behind was Mo Willcox as first female member, in a time of 26:07, recording a PB in the process!
Another special mention goes to Sarah Davies for recording her first run at Frimley. Well done Sarah!
Bracknell – A mega 19 members headed to Bracknell this weekend, a great club turnout! Leading everyone around was Krzysztof Zielinski, who came through as first member in a time of 20:40. Helen Davey came through as first female member in a time of 26:52.
There were some great runs recorded at Bracknell, with 5 members recording PBs! A big congratulations to Martin Steadman, Nigel Bassett, Helen Davey, Lyn Winter and Andy Hazell. Well done guys!
Rushmoor – A dynamic duo of SJs headed to Queens Avenue this week, with Martin Gould and Liz Evans running times of 24:32 and 30:41, respectively.
California Country Park – A good turnout at the three Cs, with Graham Robinson coming through as first member, and second overall by an agonising 10 seconds, but still running a super time of 17:12. Meanwhile, Katy Kennedy came through as first female SJ in a time of 31:08.
There were 4 first timers at California on Saturday – Graham Robinson, Phil Turner, Simon Tigg and Katy Kennedy. There was also a PB run from Samantha Wood. Well done everyone who ran at California!
Tourism – There was some great tourism on display this weekend, let’s see who went where!
Alice Holt – Teresa Milroy and Colin Carpenter fancied the hills of Alice Holt, and ran super times of 27:34 and 30:27, respectively. This was enough to earn them some mega PBs, Teresa by 2 minutes 20 seconds, and Colin by 1 minute. Fantastic effort!
Andover – Stuart Mayes headed over to Andover for the first time, and ran a time of 21:44 in his 130th parkrun.
Basingstoke – John Paul Featherstone ran a time of 25:34 in his 15th run at Basingstoke.
Brockenhurst – Sue Hopkinson ran a time of 31:24 in her first run at Brockenhurst.
Guernsey – Patrick Wadsworth recorded a great time of 22:30 in his first run at Guernsey.
Homewood – Wayne Boardman recorded a PB by over a minute and a half with a time of 24:10.
Houghton Hall – Andy Summerskill was at Houghton on Saturday and ran a time of 28:27.
Lanhydrock – A duo of SJs headed over to Lanhydrock in Cornwall. Max Woods ran a time of 22:44 and Sacha Kendall-Woods ran a time of 27:54.
Luton Wardown – Yvette Glacken recorded a great time of 37:58 at Luton.
Monrepos – Alison Winders lief in ihrem ersten Lauf in Monrepos eine Zeit von 28:33.
Alison Winders ran a time of 28:33 in her first run at Monrepos. (Google translate may have been used…)
Wetherby – Simon and Anne Whillis ran at Wetherby this weekend, one of the smaller parkruns around, recording times of 27:33 and 51:29, respectively.
Woking – Kate Parker carried on her local tourism voyage and recorded a time of 52:51 in her first time at Woking.
Some great tourism this week, well done to all those who adventured out far and wide!
Fitstuff G3 Race #2
Following on from Fitstuff Race #1 a fortnight ago, the second in the series took place on Saturday. Once more the intrepid trio of Dave Bartlett, Patrick Wadsworth and Jane Bannister took on this challenging event.
Jane Bannister tells the tale of her 15K run:
This was the 2nd event in the G3 Trail Series and on offer this time is either a 10km or 15km Route.
Up early – as both myself and Patrick were on registration before the run so a 6am start to be at Newlands Corner for 6:45. It was still dark and frosty at that time In the morning.
These events all start at 08:30 so still quite chilly when we started but you soon warmed up ! After all the rain this week it was a muddy start with everybody together and then you peel off to either the 10km Or 15km Route.
The run itself is a mixture of hills, sand and muddy tracks. There are KM markers all the way along the route. I walked the steep hills although overall I found it less hilly than the 10km a fortnight ago. There are beautiful views at St Martha’s and also all around Chantry Wood – well worth the effort in climbing.
I managed to fall crossing the main road (but the marshals were lovely ) – I didn’t see the tree roots but it a great trail run and I thoroughly recommend it – can’t wait for Race 3 on 1 February!
Thank-you for sharing that Jane, it is much appreciated and I hope you are OK after your tumble. Also very glad you are looking forward to Race 3 and there are going to be some other SJs there, although for me it will be the 10K course!
If anyone else is interested then have a look here for event details: https://aat-events.com/race/g3-run/
Cider Frolic – Jonathan Taylor, Lance King and Lisa Hale headed down to Dorset to complete this lapped event. For solo runners, or teams of 2 or 3 or 4, this 6km lap takes in some of the scenery of the Cranbourne Chase AONB, a lovely area of countryside. It looked like a great event; well done to those who took part!
Michelle Wilson tackled this Saturn Event half marathon – she tells us about it here!
Nigel Evans – the marathon machine does it again! Needless to say tracking this guy down is difficult and I need get some big miles in to catch up with him but catch up I will at some point! In the meantime a brief summary of Sundays event with the obligatory “bite the bling” picture…
Down Tow Up Flow Half Marathon – Described as ‘flat as a pancake, but 90% along trails’, this half marathon alternates it’s course each year from running from Marlow to Windsor and vice versa. There was a good showing of SJs, with the results as follows:
Stuart Mayes – 1:40:03
Alison Jones – 2:00:20
Louisa Enriquez – 2:07:51
Kate Parker – 2:13:10
Lara Winter – 2:14:10
Well done to those who ran this ‘different’ event!
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 with Jim Laidlaw getting those miles in at a pretty good pace too!
Some great totals on Strava over the last week, thanks to the various weekend events. Nigel Evans took the top spot with a mega total of 53.2 miles, thanks to his double-marathon weekend! 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 night chatfest from Sandhurst Sports Centre. The Sports Centre carpark may be closed so park courteously nearby. 6 miles in around an hour leaving at 7:30. Faster runners will loop back for slower runners so we all get to chat and catchup on what has happened in the last week and our plans for New Year. Ideal if you have just started your spring marathon training- come and get more contradictory advice than you could possibly need.
Tuesday Club Run: The biggest club run of the week sets off from Sandhurst Memorial Park next Tuesday. Please arrive for 6:25 to be there for club announcements etc. There are different paced groups, from run-walk to 9 minute-mile, and everyone starts and finishes at the same point, in an hour, so there really is something for everybody!
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.
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, 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.
Slightly later than normal, but still some great running done last week – well done everybody and I’ll see you next week!