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Weekly Run Down – 14th – 20th October

Club announcements

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!

Bracknell Parkrun Pacing – The club are providing pacers for the next Bracknell parkrun (27th October). Should you want to get involved, contact Patrick Wadsworth and see what there is still left to cover! Swapping times is possible on the day, just make sure you know what pace you’re running before the start!

SJ Events

2019 TV Cross Country – After a slightly underwhelming start to the season a few weeks ago, there was a great response from the SJ members this weekend, at the TVT race in Eversley. All in all, 44 SJs ran the race, covering more than 10% of the field, which is a fantastic achievement.

A particular mention goes to Neil Praine and Harriet Steel, coming through as first male and female SJs, in gender positions 25 and 26 respectively.

The results from last weeks event put us up to joint 8th in the table. We need continued support at future events to help push up further up the leaderboard, so keep showing your support to the club! The next event is on Sunday 10th November at Datchet Dashers, so keep an eye out for more info from Jon Green closer to the time. For now, here are some photos….

Onto the weekend running and starting with parkrun…

Frimley – 4 SJs headed to Frimley Lodge this Saturday, with Jon Payne leading round as first SJ member in a time of 21:32.

Bracknell – There was a good turnout of 18 members at Bracknell, with Krzysztof Zielinski coming through as 4th member overall in a time of 21:27, also coming in 1st in age category. Meanwhile, Alison Winders came through as first SJ female member, in a time of 30:27.

Rushmoor – There was an excellent turnout at Rushmoor, with a perfect 10 turning out at Queens Avenue for their weekly parkrun. The first member through was Teresa Milroy in a great time of 26:24. Meanwhile, John King came through as first SJ male member in a time of 27:25.

There was a PB for Douglas Milroy, taking over 30 seconds off his previous time at Rushmoor; well done Douglas!

California Country Park – In their 35th event, Jon Green led the 8 SJ members around in a great time of 24:21. Meanwhile, Helen Davey came through as first female member in a time of 25:51.

There was a first timer run at California for Yvette Glacken, and PBs for Richard McCready, Tom Stafford and Alurie Maye Dutton.

Tourism – Another Saturday, another Saturday of tourism, with several members out and about taking in some new parkruns! Let’s see who went where….

Alice Holt Neil Praine decided to get his taste of the hills, and obviously had somewhere to be, as he came through 5th overall in a time of 19:30 on his first run at Alice Holt, also enough to bring them in 1st in age category.
Castle Howard Stuart Overhill and Lisa Hale ran at Castle Howard this weekend, posting times of 22:32 and 22:59 in their first runs at Castle Howard.
Dinton Pastures Lyn Winter and Jane Pond ran times of 29:21 and 31:40 to each record PBs at Dinton Pastures!
Guildford – There was a course PB for Kate Parker, with a time of 26:40, and a first timer run for Simon Tigg, running a time of 29:19.
Ifield Mill Pond – 4 members headed over to Ifield, all running their first runs at the venue, with the following times – Craig Bowles 20:01, Stephen Casey 21:29, Sarah Hyatt 21:37, Fiona Marshall 26:00. Craig and Sarah also came through as first in age category.
Maidenhead Patrick Wadsworth ran a time of 22:28 in his first run at Maidenhead.
Woodley George Green ran a time of 24:01 in his 48th run at Woodley.
Yeovil Montacute – In her first run at Yeovil, Paula Vine ran a great time of 24:34, also enough to bring her in 1st in age category.

Excellent tourism everyone, some really good tourism on display this weekend.

Other Saturday Events

Windsor & Eton Brewery Runfest – An interesting concept, a run centered around beer (not an idea I’m adverse to, I must add), Sally Kent and Jackie Kent entered this event, which covers 5k, 10k and half-marathon distances, and comprises of a mix of various event routes, along trails around Windsor. There’s also a 0.70km junior event, I wonder if that’s the best one to enter…quickest route to the post-race beer?

Well done to Sally and Jackie nevertheless, looks like a nice run!

Sunday events…

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…

Great South Run – As expected, a popular event amongst SJ members, this 10 mile event took place in Southsea. The following times were recorded….

Stuart Mayes – 1:16:20
Karen Phillips – 1:20:07
Dave Bartlett – 1:22:46
Claire Rowse – 1:23:00
David O’Toole – 1:24:44
Amy Gates – 1:29:18
John Weller – 1:40:46
Mark Foker – 1:45:30
Susan Plumb – 1:46:55
Harvey Young – 1:47:46

Yorkshire 10 Stuart Overhill ran this event, completing it in a time of 1:13:03, a superb time, well done Stuart.

Yorkshire MarathonLisa Hale took part in this run up north like, and what a run she had. Posting a superb time of 3:16:18, enough to come through 12th in category and 40th in gender out a female field of 1462 runners!


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!

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

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.

Thanks for reading the latest Weekly Run Down, have a safe week of running and I’ll see you next week!

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