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Weekly Run Down – 29th July – 4th August

Club Announcements

Hart 4 Relay – This Saturday (11th August) sees the latest running of the Hart Relay. For those taking part in this years event (see Dave Breslin’s Facebook post), please arrive at 10:00am latest, ready for the 10:30am start. And this year there will be no plastic bottles for runners, so don’t forget to bring your own water bottle!

SJ Events

Pairs Relay – Tuesday saw the second pairs relay of the summer, and what an evening it was! A total of 34 pairs took part in the event (accounting for injuries etc), in what was a fantastic evening of running. Coming through in first place with a time of 41:30 was Dave Metcalfe and Chris Lambourne. The full results are below:

141.30DAVID METCALFE CHRIS LAMBOURNE
242.03ROWENA BOOTHAM IAN WATSON
343.03NEWTON JOHNSTONE JIM LAIDLAW
443.20CHRIS DERHAM STUART MAYES
543.21SIMON WHILLIS NICK METCALFE
743.28HARVEY YOUNG GERRY MEPHAM
743.28JESS METCALFE ROYSTON CRANDLEY
844.22TOM STAFFORD JANE CRAWFORD
945.03WILL LUCAS DAVE O’TOOLE
1045.09LUCY ONG SIMON TIGG
1245.22ANDREW WOOD KATE PARKER
1245.22CLAIRE GUJER MARK NORMAN
1345.53LAUREN FORBES GEORGE GREEN
1446.31MIKE GASGOINE KRZYSZTOF ZIELINSKI
1546.35CATHERINE DUNN LOU GUBB
1646.43LYN WINTER JON GREEN
1746.46DEBBIE WATSON PAUL BIGGS
1847.08MO WILCOX RICHARD MCCREEDY
1947.12DAVE COGHLAN LOUISA ENRIQUEZ
2147.30COLIN CARPENTER GARETH HOPKINS
2147.30SUSAN PLUMB MARTIN STEADMAN
2247.51JANET VENABLES JIM HAFFEY
2348.14JANE POND HARRIET STEEL
2448.17MICHELE READON PATRICK PADSWORTH
2548.26LESLEY BUCKLAND ROY BENTLEY
2648.31EMMA WILKINSON VICKY RICE
2749.02JO FRASER GABBI BASSETT
2949.13HANNAH GLAISTER CHRIS SZABO-HEMMINGS
2949.13JANICE ALVES DE SOUSA DICK NEWMAN
3050.01FRAN DIMMOCK NIGEL BASSETT
3151.16ANDY HAZELL DAVE BRESLIN
3251.39SARAH JONES SARAH HYATT
3353.13FIONA GASGOINE JON GUBB
3454.10SARAH DAVIES GRAHAM KELLY

There was a great team of marshals located around the course, as well as Lou Turnor, who was on hand to capture all the flying feet on display, evidence below! For the rest of the photos, be sure to check out the group page!

Onto the weekend running and starting with parkrun…

Bracknell – 14 members ran at Bracknell this weekend, with Stephen Mott coming through as the first member with a great time of 20:00 to come through as 3rd overall. Meanwhile, Jackie Kent came through as first female in a time of 28:36.

Special congratulations go to Rob Cooper, Chris Cole and Vanessa Clarke-Morris for recording PBs, great run guys!

Rushmoor – Frimley parkrun was called off this weekend, so more members headed over to Rushmoor for their parkrun fix. Dave O’Toole flew around to come through as first member in a time of 24:46. Meanwhile, Louisa Enriquez was first female SJ through the finishing funnel in a time of 29:30.

California Country Park – 8 SJs lined up at California ready for the 24th running of the event. Craig Bowles was first member through in parkrun #99, recording a time of 19:54. Meanwhile, Ellie Watson was first female member through in a time of 27:06, setting a PB in the process.

There were plenty of first timers on Saturday, with Jon Payne, Lyn Winter, Jane Pond, Peter Brown and Tina Acock completing their first runs at California. There were also PBs for Wayne Boardman and Ellie Watson on Saturday. Well done to everyone who ran at California!

Tourism – With Frimley being cancelled this Saturday, there was plenty of tourism on display this Saturday! As follows….

Bedfont Lakes – Speedsters Robert Jerrett and Lisa Hale headed over to Bedfont, clocking times of 18:29 and 20:55, respectively. It was Robert’s first run at Bedfont, and Lisa earned a PB, well done guys!
Black Park Stuart Mayes and Alison Winders both ran at Black Park for the first time, coming through in 21:39 and 26:42, respectively.
Brooklands Kate Parker ticked another parkrun off her list, running a time of 24:55 at Brooklands.
Dinton Pastures George Green came in 2nd in age category at Dinton, running a time of 24:42.
Dunstable DownsYvette Glacken recorded a PB time of 39:37 at Dunstable, well done Yvette!
Grangemoor Richard Boese ran a time of 29:22 in his first visit to Grangemoor.
Hanworth – The Whillis duo of Simon and Anne came through 2nd and 1st in age category, respectively, recording times of 26:19 and 47:52 in their first runs at Hanworth. Well done to both!
Heartlands Kim Taylor ran her 5th parkrun on Saturday, and recorded a time of 36:36 at Heartlands.
Hogmoor Inclosure – There was a mini SJ tourism trip to Hogmoor Inclosure, this weekend. Ian Watson, Rosyton Crandley, Dave Bartlett, Monica Burbidge and Andy Hazell ran, with Royston securing a PB and Ian, Dave, Monica and Andy running their first runs at sandy Hogmoor – well done all!
Houghton Hall Andy Summerskill ran a time of 31:17 at Houghton.
Lee-on-the-Solent Simon Tigg headed down south and ran a time of 28:43 in his first run at Lee-on-the-Solent.
Llyn Llech Owain Helen Davey headed out to the pigs mouth, and ran a time of 26:31 in her first run at Llyn Llech. Hopefully it rained that day for her post-run shower, as I don’t think they’ve got running water out there yet?
Medina (Isle of Wight)Katy Kennedy headed over to the sunny Isle of Wight, and ran a time of 25:31 to claim a PB of 45 seconds in her 17th run at Medina; great run Katy!
Poole Roy Bentley completed Poole for the first time in 25:12.
Queen Elizabeth Jim Haffey ran a great time of 27:07 in his first run at Queen Elizabeth.
Reading Neil Praine headed to Reading for the first, and ran a great time of 18:24 to come in 12th overall.
Seaton Will Lucas was back in Devon, running a time of 26:58 at Seaton.
Southsea Alurie Maye Dutton headed south, and ran a time of 39:48 to come through 2nd in age category!
St Albans Imogen Murray ran at the 400th St Albans parkrun, in a time of 26:16 on only her second parkrun. Well done Imogen!
Woodley Jon Green flew around one of the flatter courses on the parkrun circuit, recording a time of 23:26 for his second fastest parkrun time!

Some fantastic tourism on display this week, keep it up guys!

Other Saturday Events

Phoenix Running Summer Marathon Nigel Evans completed his latest Phoenix Running event, and his 30th marathon, in the annual Phoenix Running Summer Marathon. He completed the 26.2 miles in a time of 5:33:05. Great time, well done Nigel!

North Downs Way 100 – This 100 mile trail run (yes, you read that correctly) travels from Farnham, Surrey to Ashford, Kent, and takes in some stunning English scenery en route. Katie Herrington ran this event, and with the aid of a great support team of fellow SJs, what a herculean effort. Well done Katie!

Strava

Some great totals on Strava over the last week, thanks to the various weekend events. Patrick Wadsworth took the top spot with a mega total of 59.3 miles. 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…

Monday: Patrick Wadsworth will be taking the Monday night chatfest from Sandhurst Sports Centre at 7:30pm. The route will cover approx. 6 miles and is heading off road. 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.

Tuesday Club Run: The biggest club run of the week sets off from Morgan Recreation Ground in Crowthorne this 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!

Tuesday Intervals: Later the interval sessions will take place. The meeting point is at The Tythings in Yateley at 8pm. This week is the speedwork session, running the ‘Dave’s Mum’ route. It’s hard work, but you’ll feel amazing afterwards! You can read more about the Tuesday night intervals HERE

Wednesday: This week is the Wednesday pub run, setting off from the Crown and Cushion in Minley (GU17 9UA) at 7:00, with a 6:45pm meet!

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. The run is a great way to improve fitness by running as a group at a slightly harder intensity. There is a shorter route available and a sweeper so nobody gets left behind.

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. 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 9am 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.

Well done everyone, some fantastic running this week. Have a safe week of running and see you all next week!

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