Club Kit – Sally Kent needs more orders for the Heritage Kit. So far we have 27, the supplier won’t go ahead with the order unless we have at least 50! For more info, please contact Sally Kent.
Tuesday Pub Run – The latest pub run took place last week, with one of the biggest evening runs of the week, the Tuesday run. The group set off from and returned back to the Golden Retriever, where their fresh food was waiting for them. There was an extra surprise waiting for the runners (not planned, at least I don’t think), in the form of a group of Morris dancers.
There are more pub runs still to come, with the next run taking place on Wednesday 4th September, setting off from the Crown and Cushion in Minley.
Onto the weekend running and starting with parkrun…
Frimley – 7 SJs headed to Frimley, with Dick Newman leading the members around, coming through as first SJ in a time of 23:12. Janet Venables stormed round to come through as first female member in a time of 28:18.
Bracknell – There was a huge turnout at Bracknell this week, with 18 members present for their parkrun fix. First member through was Krzysztof Zielinski coming through in a great time of 22:35. Meanwhile, Alison Winders was first female SJ through the finishing funnel, recording a time of 28:02.
2 members ran PBs on Saturday, with Tom Stafford recording a time of 28:31 and Louise Turnor finishing in 39:35; great effort guys! It was also Louise’s 10th parkrun, and Alison Winders’ 50th, another well done!
Rushmoor – 9 members headed over to Rushmoor, for a good turnout compared to normal. Teresa Milroy shot around to come through as first member overall, in a time of 25:53. Not far behind was Jim Haffey, coming through as first male member in a time of 26:07.
There were PBs for Theresa Milroy and Colin Carpenter; Theresa with her time of 25:53 and Colin with a time of 28:52. Well done guys!
California Country Park – Another good turnout at California, with 8 members lining up at 9am. Somewhat unsurprisingly, Craig Bowles whizzed around as first member, in a time of 20:15. Meanwhile, Jenny Cave came through as first female member in a time of 34:37.
As usual at California, with it being a fairly new parkrun still, there were some first timer runs this week. This time it was the turn of Stephen Casey, Dave Ayling, Ian Watson and Nicki Watson to run their first California parkruns; well done guys!
Tourism – Another summer Saturday saw a lot of tourism, let’s see who went where…
Alice Holt – Martin Gould ran at the home of hills and recorded a PB with a time of 25:35!
Basingstoke – John Paul Featherstone ran a time of 25:24 at Basingstoke.
Bournemouth – Graham Robinson decided he was going to win in Bournemouth this weekend, coming through first overall in a time of 17:16. Well done Graham!
Bushy Park – Lisa Hale and Katy Kennedy made the pilgrimage to Bushy Park, with Lisa running a time of 20:46, and Katy a time of 32:27. It was also Katy’s first run at Bushy, so well done to you!
Crane Park – John Tovell was back at Crane Park, running a time of 31:45.
Dinton Pastures – Robert Jerrett came through 8th overall and set a PB in the progress at Dinton, running a time of 19:21, speedster!
Higginson, Marlow – Stuart Overhill ran a time of 22:11 in his first run at Higginson.
Knysna – Michelle Wilson ran her first run at Knysna, South Africa, recording a time of 30:58. That’s a long way to go just for a Saturday morning parkrun!
Luton Wardown – Yvette Glacken completed Luton in a time of 48:20 on her 90th run at the venue.
Maidenhead – There was a mini SJ away day at Maidenhead this weekend, with the following runners completing the course – Dave Bartlett (27:22), Lyn Winter (29:44), Jane Pond (31:36), Jane Ralls (36:16), Andy Hazell (38:10). All runners completed their first runs at Maidenhead, great work!
Northampton – Lisa Paine ran a time of 38:43 in her first run at Northampton.
Salisbury – Fredric Frennessen ran his first run at Salisbury in a time of 25:06.
Seaton – Will Lucas was back at Seaton, running a time of 26:51.
Shepton Mallet – Jo Fraser and Chris Cole ran their first runs at Shepton, coming through in times of 28:51 and 28:52.
Swansea – How does the song go, always …. on the Welsh side of the bridge? Sarah Naomi Jones ran a time of 33:10 in her first run at Swansea.
Swindon – Alurie Maye Dutton ran at Swindon in her 230th parkrun, completing the course in a time of 36:17.
York – Kate Parker ran a time of 24:49 in her first run at York.
Other Saturday Events…
Ultra Great Britain – Scotland – Leon Hicks completed this monster event, a 214 mile route following the Southern Upland Way from Portpatrick to Cockburnspath.
19th – 26th August
Run the Peaks Challenge – Claire Hobson and friends ran this incredible challenge, and put in a valiant effort in the face of adverse weather conditions. Having completed Ben Nevis, the team stopped on their way to Scafell Pike, due to team injuries. However, they were on the go for an incredible total of 31 hours, with next to no sleep in that time.
And it wasn’t all bad news, the team stayed the night in Carlisle in a proper bed, and relaxed in a city which produces over six and a half million custard cream biscuits every 24 hours (I am guilty of the consumption of a worryingly large proportion of those biccies.
Onto the weekend running and starting with parkrun…
Bracknell – With preparations well underway for the new Sandhurst parkrun, the newly assembled team of marshalls took the lead of this Saturday’s Bracknell parkrun, and it sounds like they did a great job!
There was a strong presence of SJs, as you can imagine, with Mark Fallowfield-Smith leading them around, as you can imagine, in a time of 20:04 to come through 5th overall. Not far behind was Sarah Alexander as first female SJ in a great time of 27:09.
There were PBs on Saturday for Nik Light, Liz Evans, Jacqueline Hutton, Kim Taylor and Louise Turnor, well done guys!
Frimley – 15 SJs ran at Frimley on Saturday, with Jon Payne coming through as first member, with a time of 20:37. First female SJ was Natasha O’Toole, finishing in a time of 25:58.
There were PBs for Fredric Frennessen, Margaret Wakeling and Sarah Davies, great effort!
Rushmoor – 5 members lined up on Queens Avenue this Saturday, with Lisa Hale leading through in a blistering time of 22:21, to come through as 3rd female overall. John King came through as first male member in a time of 27:10.
Special mention goes to Ann Timlett for recording a PB at Rushmoor on Saturday, well done!
California Country Park – A trio of members ran at California last week, with Jon Green running a time of 24:18 to come through as first member. Well done also to Newton Johnstone who ran his first parkrun at California, and to Peter Brown who recorded a PB with a time of 31:25; great running guys!
Tourism – Bank holiday weekend bought with it it’s fair share of tourism, with the following….
Brooklands – Stuart Overhill ran Brooklands this week, coming through in a time of 23:32.
Buncrana – Caroline Cutliffe was in Ireland this weekend, running a time of 38:03 in her first run at Buncrana.
Crane Park – John Tovell ran a time of 26:45 at Crane.
Durham – Leon Hicks just couldn’t get enough running, this time completing Durham parkrun in a time of 34:27 on his first run at Durham as he became only the second every SJ to run the course.
Higginson, Marlow – James Woolner ran his 5th parkrun and first at Marlow in a time of 45:23.
Jersey – Kate Parker was overseas at Jersey this weekend, running a time of 27:56 in her first run there.
Knysna – Michelle Wilson was back for another week at Knysna (she must have to leave very early to get there for 9am!), running a time of 31:48.
Llanelli Coast – Helen Davey crossed the border and ran a time of 25:19 in her first run at Llanelli.
Maidenhead – George Green ran a time of 25:06 at Maidenhead, as he edges closer to his 250th parkrun.
Marlborough Common – Alurie Dutton and Yvette Glacken ran Marlborough this weekend in times of 37:30 and 43:31, respectively.
Newbury – John Paul Featherstone ran a time of 25:24 in his 22nd run at Newbury.
St Mary’s – Dick Newman ran St Mary’s for the first time in a time of 23:35.
Some great tourism this week, with some really interesting holiday runs!
Other Saturday Events…
Summer Green Man Ultra – Patrick Wadsworth took part in this event starting and finishing at Ashton Park school in Bristol. Not only did Patrick finish the event, but he also came in the Top 100, a superb achievement; well done Patrick!
Englefield 10k – Held in the searing heat of the bank holiday Monday, Sarah Jones completed this event in a great time of 1:42:41. Well done Sarah!
Bank Holiday Monday Events
Run to Remember – Following the tragic incident in which PC 7605 Andrew Harper was killed in the line of duty, runners up and down the country, and all across the world set out to run 7.605km in memory of Andrew, and to honour the work of all our emergency services. This was not a timed event, and had no single location, and several SJ members set out to pay their respects, to run and remember the life of a selfless hero.
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 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 the regular start at Sandhurst Memorial Park.
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.
Apologies that this Weekly Run Down is slightly later than normal, but life just gets in the way sometimes! Nevertheless, looked like some great running was done, and I wish you all a safe week, and will be back with more next week!