Sandhurst Joggers Great Ball
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If not, then what are you waiting for? Our brilliant Social Avengers team will be sending out details for this again soon!
Halloween Social – Yes, it’s the Halloween run!! Can you outrun the zombies, complete the checkpoints, and make it to the unknown finish point (which may or may not be a pub)?! for those who have registered, this event starts at The Tythings at 6:45. NOTE: This run will replace the normal Thursday club run.
TVXC Race 3 – The next race of the TVXC Series will be held by Datchet Dashers next Sunday (10th November). This event will start at 11:02 after a 2-minute silence has been held for Remembrance. The course is at The Waterman’s Arms, Broccas Street, Eton, SL4 6BW. Keep your eyes peeled on the Facebook page for more info over the course of the week…
Onto the weekend running and starting with parkrun…
Bracknell – The club was at Bracknell in force on Saturday, as it was a pacer event which we were providing runners for, resulting in 35 members running! This made for some very even (or close to) finish times. First member through was the first pacer, Martin Steadman, coming through in a time of 24:03 on his 100th parkrun; well done Martin! First female SJ member through was Jenny Gray in a time of 25:24, enough to bring her in 1st in age category also; great effort Jenny!
There were PBs for Tom Stafford, Douglas Milroy and Sharon Spindler, and 75th and 100th parkruns for Louisa Enriquez and Martin Steadman; well done all!
Frimley – 3 members lined up at Frimley Lodge on Saturday, with Simon Whillis coming through in 27:56 as first SJ. Christopher Grove and Simon Tigg followed not far behind, in times of 29:43 and 30:09, respectively.
Rushmoor – There was another good turnout at Rushmoor this week, with 7 members running. Martin Gould came through as first member in a time of 24:24, with Helen Vizard not far behind as first female SJ in a time of 27:43.
California Country Park – 4 SJs headed over to California Country Park, for their 36th event. Wayne Boardman was first member through, in a time of 23:34, with Helen Davey coming through as first female SJ in a time of 26:16 to come through 2nd in age category; well done Helen!
Tourism – Plenty of people out and about as usual , let’s see who was where this Saturday…
Bushy Park – Simon Carter made his pilgrimage to parkrun mecca, and came through in a time of 23:09.
Crane Park – John Tovell set a great time at Crane Park of 24:19.
Cranleigh – Kate Parker ran a great time at Cranleigh, coming through in 25:55, also 1st in age category.
Erddig – Alurie Maye Dutton ran a time of 39:19 on her second run at Erddig.
Gloucester North – Stephen Casey obviously wanted to catch the rugby, as he flew around Gloucester in a time of 22:16 in his first run at the venue, also enough to come through 1st in age category.
Jamaica Park – Fiona Marshall was our SJ on holiday this week, running a time of 26:32 at Jamaica Park in Boston, USA.
Luton Wardown – Yvette Glacken ran at Luton in a time of 38:09.
Markeaton – Iain Findlay ran at Markeaton, coming through in a time of 26:08 on his first run at the venue.
Millennium Country, Forest of Marston Vale – Nik Light shot around this parkrun, to come through 2nd overall in a time of 20:40; a great time!
Woodley – 3 members headed to Woodley, with Sarah Hyatt leading them around in a superb time of 22:34, followed closely by Louise Gubb (25:01) and Neil Hyatt (30:44). Sarah also came through 2nd in age category – a great run.
Well done everybody – some superb times and some great tourism this week!
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/
Beachy Head Marathon – One of the biggest off-road marathons in the country, this was a popular event amongst several SJs this weekend. It also saw the 100th marathon for Jonathan Taylor, an incredible achievement. We’ll hear more about that later on in the week!
The following times were recorded….
Richard Boese – 5:53:47
Nigel Evans – 5:56:13
Dave Bartlett – 5:56:15
Jonathan Taylor (I’ll forgive that you put your team down as ‘100 Marathon Club’, not SJ…) – 6:52:33
Jane Bannister – 7:06:53
Andrea Hadfield – 7:06:54
Alison Jones – 7:06:54
Sharon Burfield – 7:06:55
Tina Acock – 7:54:05
Lance King – 7:54:05
Sounds like a tough marathon, with some serious elevation, but look at all those smiles! Definitely one to look out for if you’re after a challenge. We’ll hear more about that this week!
Milocarians Cross Country – An annual event held at the RMA, this cross country race was well attended with the following runners taking part…
Neil Paine – 36:19
Max Woods – 38:55
Dave Ayling – 40:15
Lisa Hale – 40:20
Andy Yates – 40:29
Alistair Ingall-Tombs – 40:33
Dave Breslin – 42:13
Jon Payne – 42:20
Stuart Overhill – 42:31
Nigel Bassett – 42:37
Graham Kelly – 45:22
Sasha Woods – 46:54
Gabbi Bassett – 48:45
Sarah Alexander – 49:58
Beki-Jo Christian – 50:46
Well done to all who took part! A couple of photos below…
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 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.
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: Halloween Social – Yes, it’s the Halloween run!! Can you outrun the zombies, complete the checkpoints, and make it to the unknown finish point (which may or may not be a pub)?! for those who have registered, this event starts at The Tythings at 6:45. NOTE: This run will replace the normal Thursday club run.
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.