Having put the spotlight on the Handicap Run earlier this month, I intend each month to dig a bit deeper into each of our club nights to highlight what members can get out of them.
Official Club information can be found on the website, click here.
Sounds like fun – what is it? Well it is another event hosted by Phoenix Running who put on great themed events where runners can run anywhere from 5K to marathon and beyond. Check HERE to see more about them.
This one was advertised as follows:
Our Doughnut Dash is back by popular demand and this time its Caramel vs. Iced Ring – which one are you?
Well we had two members attend this, so who went for what?
Nigel Evans opted for the Iced-Ring medal to celebrate his marathon run.
I will shortly be making a polite request to ask Nigel some more about these events as they do seem a useful stepping stone to marathon distance runs PLUS some decent bling if that is your thing 🙂
Meanwhile, Andrea Hadfield opted for Caramel!
California Country Park
Taking part in the events 50th running, George Green led the members home in 25:14.
With Bracknell parkrun off, Vinnett Taylor visited California and was the 1st Lady to finish in 25:22 which was also a course PB for her on a day when few were achieved!
At other local parkruns:
Club Events for the week ahead…
Patrick Wadsworth will be taking the Monday Club run from Sandhurst Sports Centre leaving at 7:30 for 6 miles in an hour (distances and duration are Monday miles and minutes and bear passing resemblance to those in use at other times). Hiviz and torches welcome!
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: Speed work Tuesday!
Pyramid session from 1-4 minutes.
(45 seconds recovery between each interval).
Meet at The Tythings @ 7.30
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.
Erol will post the route details to the club facebook page later this week.
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 Run Down, have a safe week of running and I’ll see you next week!
Please do let me know if you are doing any events, I can only report what I see on Strava and Facebook and I hope you appreciate there are those I may not see!
Ping me a message over the weekend and I will include it so others can see what we are doing and may be inspired to try a different event.